A "sexist" job advert has caused outrage for its "discriminatory" and "regressive" list of skills and personality traits required for the role. The position of "Executive Assistant & Relations Associate" was posted for a property investment firm in Mayfair and came with a salary of £40,000 to £45,000. But it wasn't the money that caught people's attention but the list of skills and personality required for the role. Among qualities that are obviously required to make candidates suitable for the role such as having experience, good spelling and grammar, it also lists some more shocking expectations. The job ad states that the prospective employee needs a "good personality" and the "ability to deal with the male banter". They are also required to be "sociable but not distracting". Theatre director, Hannah Joss, decided to post an image of the advert on Twitter adding the hashtag #TimesUp - referencing the wave of victims who have come forward in the entertainment industry … [Read more...] about Job advert asking for personal assistant who can ‘deal with male banter’ branded sexist
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Children abandoned by Greek parents as cuts also sees country running out of medicineYoungsters abandoned as parents struggle4-year-old found clutching note: 'I can't afford her'Country also running out of medicineAspirin stocks low as austerity measures bite By Lee Moran Updated: 16:08 GMT, 16 January 2012 584 View Children are being abandoned on Greece's streets by their poverty-stricken families who cannot afford to look after them any more.Youngsters are being dumped by their parents who are struggling to make ends meet in what is fast becoming the most tragic human consequence of the Euro crisis.It comes as pharmacists revealed the country had almost run out of aspirin, as multi-billion euro austerity measures filter their way through society. Abandoned: Children are being dumped on Greece's streets by their poverty-stricken families who cannot afford to look after them any more (file picture) Athens' Ark of the World youth centre said four children, including a newborn … [Read more...] about Children abandoned by Greek parents as cuts also sees country running out of medicine
Sinn Féin would accept Arlene Foster returning as first minister if there was a deal to restore devolution, the party's MLA John O'Dowd has said. They had previously demanded that Mrs Foster step aside while the Renewable Heat Incentive scandal is investigated.But Mr O'Dowd said two years on from Stormont's collapse, Sinn Féin would "not object" if the DUP nominated her. It reflects recent remarks of Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald, who said in June: "Politics has moved on." Who's calling the shots on NI policy? NI 'not eligible' for no-government world record Stormont deadlock need-to-know guide The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) inquiry has completed oral hearings into the flawed green energy scheme but is not expected to publish its findings until next year.Speaking on BBC NI's The View, Mr O'Dowd agreed that his party's stance on Mrs Foster's role has changed over time. "Two years after Arlene Foster was effectively sacked as first minister by Martin McGuinness, … [Read more...] about Sinn Féin would accept Arlene Foster as first minister
Imagine for a second that the Taylor Swift vs. Scooter Braun drama played out in the music business last week was an orchestrated PR campaign. I don’t say that because I believe that it was one, you understand. I say it because, hypothetically, if it was one, it really couldn’t have gone much better. According to Google Trends, the peak of search interest for “Taylor Swift” in the past three months came on April 26th, with the release of her comeback single, “ME!,” featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! At the Disco. “ME!” made a reasonable impact for a high-level superstar’s grand return but, thanks to Lil Nas X, failed to reach the top spot on the biggest U.S. pop charts. Since then, Google search-wise, Team Swift haven’t managed to recapture this initial burst of popularity — even with follow-up new single, “You Need to Calm Down,” which arrived on June 14th, and its much-discussed, LGBTQ-allying video. On July … [Read more...] about What’s Scooter Braun Doing?