In defence of ideas

first_imgCasino & games Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Slots Original ideas are critical to success in any creative industry but proving ownership of those ideas can be difficult. Michael Browne uncovers the extent to which the law can offer protection.The protection of intellectual property (IP) is a key concern for many online gaming companies. But IP is a term that is often used loosely and without a proper understanding of the collection of disparate legal rights to which it refers.Some businesses might be surprised to learn that certain aspects of their casino games that they regard as their IP cannot be easily protected under English law.Protection of the general look and feel of a game often falls into this category. Conversely, there might be aspects of a game that can be protected with the benefit of the necessary legal insight and forward planning.Copyright isn’t the only game in town Copyright is often the first IP right that comes to mind when considering the protection of ‘visual’ material such as online games. In the UK, copyright protection extends to original graphic works, which can include the graphical output of online games.The entirety of a game’s GUI, as well as the individual graphic elements that comprise it, may well be protected in copyright. However, there are also important limitations to the protection afforded by copyright that games developers ought to be mindful of.For one thing, copyright protects the expression of an idea only and not an idea in and of itself. This means that the general concept, format and mechanics of a game (which, together, often contribute significantly to the overall look and feel) are unlikely to be protected by UK copyright in many cases.Moreover, the protection of graphic works has been given a limited scope by the English courts in the specific context of electronic games. In particular, the court has stated that while the individual frames/images produced by a computer program are individually protectable as separate copyright works, the visual effect of a number of images displayed one after the other is not.This effectively excludes copyright protection for ‘motion’ effects in electronic games. These limitations to the potential scope of copyright protection for front end visuals in online games highlight the need to take a more holistic approach when considering IP protection.It’s (not just) the name of the game Most businesses will be aware that the primary way to protect trading names in the UK is to obtain a registered trade mark. However, it is important to bear in mind that, in principle, any sign capable of being represented graphically and which is also capable of distinguishing goods and services can be protected as a registered trade mark.That means that not only is a business or trading name or the names of individual games or a games series potentially protectable, but so too are many other aspects of a game’s front-end user interface, such as static or moving logos, colours, icons and characters. Sounds have long been protectable so long as they can be represented by graphical notation.Many of these aspects of online games are traditionally associated with copyright or design protection, rather than trade mark protection, which demonstrates the extent to which different IP rights can overlap and offer various layers of complementary protection.A central issue to think about when assessing if registered trade mark protection is available is whether consumers will consider the relevant ‘element’ to be an indication of trade origin.To educate consumers that a particular sign is being used as a trade mark in this way, it can help to consistently use the unregistered ‘TM’ symbol. ‘Out of game’ use of the relevant mark, such as on promotional items and in games advertising can also help to reinforce the perception that a particular in-game element is to be considered a trade mark.Once obtained, a registered trade mark represents a powerful right to prevent the unauthorised use of identical or confusingly similar signs by third parties.Where a registered mark is deemed to enjoy a ‘reputation’, a yet wider scope of protection to prevent third parties gaining an unfair advantage from, or causing detriment to, the reputation of that mark arises.This broader scope of protection might be particularly useful in the case of copycat game content, where the intention is to piggyback a game’s success by adopting some of its protected elements.All is not lost for those companies that have not managed to register their trade marks before encountering a potential infringer.In the UK, unregistered rights under the law of passing off might also help if it can be shown that the use of certain visual elements in a game give rise to an impression that it has been created or offered by a particular business, when it has not.While passing off claims based on ‘get up’ such as in-game visuals alone are certainly not easy, especially where the name of the relevant company is clearly displayed, they can nevertheless succeed where there is clear evidence of consumer confusion in the marketplace, which might extend to a misapprehension that a game has been produced under licence.Designs on your game Registered designs are another possible option for protecting the appearance of a GUI as well as other graphic symbols and images appearing in an online game.While an application specifying the particular design or designs to be protected must be made to the relevant intellectual property office (unlike copyright, which arises automatically in the UK), there is no need to demonstrate that consumers consider the design to be an indication of trade origin.Moreover, unlike trade marks, registered design applications are not examined, which means they can be granted in a matter of days.Once obtained, a registered design prevents the use of any design which does not produce a ‘different overall impression’ on an ‘informed user’ for a period of up to 25 years.Importantly, there is no need to demonstrate copying for a finding of infringement. Having a design registration ready to deploy in connection with a competitor game that is considered ‘too close’ can therefore send a powerful message to the market.Design protection might also offer an answer to the difficulties of enforcing copyright in ‘movement’ aspects of online games, because the definition of design under UK and EU registered design law as well as EU unregistered design law does not limit protection to static images only.It is therefore quite possible to apply for a single registered design which comprises a series of images that, together, give the impression of movement.Indeed, there are a number of movement designs already on the registers which appear to relate to GUIs. The overall impression infringement test applicable in registered designs cases might therefore succeed, where a frame-by-frame copyright comparison would not.IP is a broad catch all term which covers a variety of intangible rights that may arise or potentially apply in the context of online games.While many of these rights overlap, the circumstances in which they may arise and/or be infringed differs and so it is important to have a clear understanding of the full scope of rights available when seeking to protect and enforce IP.This is all the more the case in a constantly changing and evolving industry, such as online gaming.For example, the increasing popularity of ‘live action’ casino games now opens the door to the possibility of protecting aspects of the ‘human’ element of the game as dramatic copyright, a category of IP that has not previously been relevant to entirely computer generated output.Similarly, the potential availability of multimedia trade marks and registered designs covering movement designs may plug the gaps traditionally left by other rights such as copyright.Businesses therefore need to think carefully and take specialist advice in order to develop an appropriate IP strategy for their particular business and online offering.Michael Browne is a partner at Wiggin. He advises on the enforcement and exploitation of all forms of intellectual property, as well as competition law issues. He was assisted in producing this article by associate Nick Allan. Tags: Online Gambling Slot Machines Michael Browne uncovers the extent to which the law can protect your IP AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img 27th September 2018 | By Hannah Gannage-Stewart In defence of ideas Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

ASA reverses ruling on Sky Bet’s Request a Bet ad

first_img ASA reverses ruling on Sky Bet’s Request a Bet ad Tags: Online Gambling Regions: UK & Ireland The UK’s Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has reversed a previous ruling on a Sky Bet advertisement promoting its Request a Bet service, while the watchdog has also ruled that an advert run by Betfair did not breach its guidelines. 10th July 2019 | By contenteditor Topics: Legal & compliance Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Legal & compliance The UK’s Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has reversed a previous ruling on a Sky Bet advertisement promoting its Request a Bet service, while the watchdog has also ruled that an advert run by Betfair did not breach its guidelines.In its original decision on the Sky Bet advert in March, the ASA said the operator may have encouraged irresponsible gambling.The ad in question featured Sky Sports present Jeff Stelling saying: “Forget ‘anything can happen’, in sport anything does happen. But could it be better? With Request a Bet it could. Spark your sports brain and roll all the possibilities into one bet. Three red cards, seven corners, five goals: lets price that up. Or browse hundreds of request a bets on our app. The possibilities are humongous. How big is your sports noggin? Sky Bet, Britain’s most popular online bookmaker. When the fun stops, stop.”Two complainants challenged whether the advert implied that those with a good knowledge of sports were likely to experience gambling success, and therefore challenged whether the ad was irresponsible.The ASA initially agreed with the complainants, saying various elements of the ad meant it placed strong emphasis on how sports knowledge can help improve the chances of betting success.However, the ASA has now reversed the decision, saying although the advert did contain a number of references to the role of sports knowledge in betting, these would be understood as referencing the potential to use this knowledge when building a complex bet via Request a Bet.The ASA also noted that the ad focused on the features of Request a Bet and did not consider that it irresponsibly exaggerated the role which sports knowledge played in achieving betting success. In addition, the ASA cited the phrase “in sport anything does happen”, explicitly recognising the uncertain nature of sporting outcomes.As a result, the ASA has now ruled that the ad was not socially irresponsible and did not breach the CAP Code.Meanwhile, the ASA has dismissed claims that an advert promoting Betfair was misleading. A single complainant said that ad was not accurate as they were not able to cash out under stated terms within the advert.The ad, run by Flutter Entertainment on the Betfair website in October of last year, explained how the operator’s Cash Out service works, with customers able to cash out in full part way through the bet or cash out partially, allowing the rest of their funds to run. Additional text at the bottom of the page said: “Cash Out is available on selected markets where the orange ‘Cash Out’ symbol is shown. Images are for illustration purposes only. Cash Out is not always guaranteed to be available.”In response to the complainant, the operator said the cash out feature is sometimes suspended during live sporting events when a major incident takes place. This is necessary to update odds and to prevent people from being able to place bets on events that had just occurred.Flutter also said it does not have the technical ability to block or suspend the Cash Out feature on an individual bet, and although it would be possible to exclude customers from having access to Cash Out, this was not the case and it has no plans to exercise this right.In terms of the example given by the complainant, Flutter said in the match, it reopened the match odds after a red card was handed out in the 92nd minute, but all secondary markets remained suspended until the end of the match.Speaking to the complainant, the operator also noted that Cash Out is not always guaranteed to be available and linked to a page explaining what Cash Out was and how it worked.The ASA agreed with Flutter, citing information in the advert that stated Cash Out is not always available and the fact that the operator provided links to relevant information on the service when in conversation with the complainant.“We understood from the information available on Betfair’s website that when changes occurred during an event the market was suspended and cash out offers for single or multiple bets on that market were also suspended,” the ASA said.“We considered that it was clear from the ad that cash out was not always available and the linked terms and conditions and Sportsbook pages clearly set out the scenarios in which cash out would not be available to consumers.”As a result, the ASA ruled that the advert was not in breach of CAP Code (Edition 12) rules 3.1 and 3.3 (Misleading advertising) and 3.9 (Qualification), and will not take any further action over the matter. 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Music camp connects Six Nations’ youth with heritage

first_img Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Music camp connects Six Nations’ youth with heritage Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Anglican Communion, Youth & Young Adults Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Events Press Release Service Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME center_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Martinsville, VA By Ben Graves Posted Aug 18, 2015 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Bath, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Tags Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Campers and volunteer leaders at the second Music for the Spirit summer camp in Ohsweken, Six Nations. Photo: Richelle Miller[Anglican Journal] The village of Ohsweken in Six Nations of the Grand River, Ont., recently played host to the second Music for the Spirit summer day camp, which three Anglican Church of Canada agencies co-sponsored with other faith groups and charitable organizations.The nine-day camp, held July 2-10, was geared toward youth ages nine through 14, and was aimed at “creating friendships, joy, and laughter through music.”It was also meant to explore “life promotion strategies” by “building the self-esteem of young people,” teaching “respect and acceptance for oneself and others,” and providing “a creative outlet for the expression of emotions,” according to a grant proposal submitted to the Anglican Healing Fund by the Rev. Norman Casey, of the Anglican Parish of the Six Nations. (A grant from the Anglican Healing Fund, in combination with a 2014 donation from the Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation, provided for the bulk of the camp’s inventory of guitars and keyboards.)The camp was free to the public, and had a full complement of 27 participants, just over half of whom were returnees from the previous year. Eighteen adult and young adult volunteers from the local Six Nations community donated their time and energy as camp leaders in order to make it a reality.Campers had the opportunity to gain experience on a number of different instruments, including guitar, violin, and keyboard. The guitar played an especially prominent role, due largely to its historic “affinity with the Six Nations community,” said an evaluative report co-authored by Scott Knarr, camp director, Richelle Miller, camp media and advertising co-ordinator, and the Rev. Casey.Participants were able to explore and connect to parts of their cultural heritage as camp leaders guided them through the making of traditional hand drums, water drums, and cow horn rattles—which they were free to take with them at the end of camp. Four Mohawk-language singing mentors were also on hand to teach campers traditional singing methods of the Six Nations; one participant discovered a hitherto unknown passion for traditional dance during these lessons. Several campers had the chance to share what they had learned with the wider Six Nations community on a trip to the local Iroquois Lodge seniors’ residence, where they performed a selection of songs accompanied by guitar and violin.The majority of the camp took place in the Six Nations Community Hall, a space the report described as “a joy from which to make music.” The Six Nations Elected Council waived the operation and maintenance fees for the camp’s duration as a gesture of support and an acknowledgment of the importance of Music for the Spirit for Six Nations youth. The hall also served as the site of the camp’s closing concert, which was well attended by participants’ families and members of the Six Nations community.Faithlife Financial, Mount Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waterloo, the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP) and the Anglican Church of Canada’s Indigenous ministries also contributed to the camp. The latter two were particularly helpful in securing the presence of several traditional Indigenous music instructors, who made the trip from Alaska to teach at the camp for a second year, said organizers. A donation from a local member of the Anglican Parish of the Six Nations helped cover the cost of the meals and snacks for the campers. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Julien Arias great individual try for Stade Francais

first_imgMonday Aug 23, 2010 Julien Arias great individual try for Stade Francais Stade Francais made it two from two this weekend as they beat newcomers La Rochelle 41-26 in the Top 14 at the Stade Charlety. Julian Arias scored a fantastic individual effort, which is featured here today.Under new boss Michael Cheika the Paris based side are looking good so far, even if it is only two weeks into the new campaign. Their disappointing form in recent times led to the sacking of Ewen Mackenzie, and later Jaques Delmas and Didier Faugeron.Cheika arrives with huge expectation, and hell have his hands full in the quest to satisfy club president Max Guazzini. He proved himself at Leinster, so whether he can do the same in Paris will be fascinating to watch.La Rochelle threatened early in the this game, but Stade ran out convincing winners in the end after tries by centre Mathieu Bastareaud, Ollie Phillips, Dimitri Szarzewski, Hugo Southwell and then this great effort from Julien Arias.Theyve now made it two from two and scored over 40 points for the second week running. Whether they can maintain that form is another matter altogether, but with a backline littered with talent, they will be an exciting side to watch this year. :: Related Posts :: Julien Arias try vs Cardiff Blues in 2004 Time: 0:47ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Oxfam to hold 2,500 concerts in ‘Oxjam’ in October

first_imgThe Oxjam microsite contains detailed advice to the public on how to put on a music event, both in the form of a downloadable tool-kit and a FAQ (frequently asked questions) section.  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Oxfam to hold 2,500 concerts in ‘Oxjam’ in October Howard Lake | 16 July 2006 | News Oxfam is encouraging supporters to host fundraising concerts during October in a nationwide programme called ‘Oxjam’ that it believes will be the “biggest ever music festival”.So far over 650 events have been arranged, and performers including the Kaiser Chiefs, Franz Ferdinand and GoldFrapp have confirmed they will be lending support.Ricky Wilson, lead singer of the Kaiser Chiefs, said: “Oxjam is a new festival that will keep up the momentum of Live8. Whether it’s shaking a tambourine for hours, dancing til the break of dawn or forming a band on the spot. Big or small, it doesn’t matter. Please sign up and make a noise.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Scottish fundraisers receive awards at annual conference

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Scottish fundraisers receive awards at annual conference Howard Lake | 8 November 2006 | News  39 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Sense Scotland did particularly well at the awards ceremony, winning the three awards for Direct Marketing and Communications; One-off Fundraising; and Excellence in Fundraising. Children 1st took the Donor Recruitment award whilst the Bethany Christian Trust won the Community/ Local Fundraising Award for their successful Caring Christmas Trees project. The top Scottish fundraisers have been announced at The Institute of Fundraising Scotland’s Annual conference.Quarriers’ Morag Fleming was named fundraiser of the year award in recognition of her role in increasing regular gifts to her charity and for her voluntary work to support high standards in the sector. Morag said that none of what she had achieved could have been done without the “inspiration and motivation we receive from the people that Quarriers support.”The volunteer of the year award went to prolific marathon runner Tommy Armstrong who, over 20 years, has raised over £60,000 for several charities by taking part in many road races, all at his own expense, including some 31 marathons. Advertisementlast_img read more

Millions salute election victory in Bolivia

first_imgSupporters of the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) in the streets Oct. 18 to celebrate the landslide victory of their candidate.Millions of people cheer with delight the landslide victory of the Movement toward Socialism (MAS) in the Bolivian elections. We join them.The rightists who came together for last November’s coup are split, squabbling over the spoils of corruption. Their ten-month rule destroyed Bolivia, leaving its population defenseless before the pandemic. That Bolivia’s Indigenous people and workers have resisted the pro-imperialist coup regime and its massacres — and have handed the MAS this electoral triumph — is a slap in the face to the imperialists, local fascists and oligarchy.A slap in the face. Not a shot to the heart.While we heartily join the Bolivian people’s celebration, we have to keep in mind the dangers that still exist. The safeguard to victory for the oppressed classes is the possession of their own instruments of power.U.S. imperialists — whether the hated Trump or the Biden variety — have both targeted Bolivia’s people and its former president, still in exile, Evo Morales. A measure of MAS’ success will be Morales’ ability to return to Bolivia. The imperialists and the local oligarchy fear his ability to mobilize the masses of people — as only he can at this moment.The rightist Carlos Mesa, who finished second, speaks softly. Last October and November, Mesa showed he too was dangerous. Fascist Luis Camacho, who finished a distant third, still has a base of power in the eastern city of Santa Cruz and still has backers among the police and fascist gangs.The national military, who betrayed Morales last year, remains tied by many strings to the wealthy and especially to U.S. imperialism. The elections have shown that the vast majority supports the MAS and that they are ready to defend it. We in the imperialist center must give all possible support to whatever steps they take to assure that defense succeeds.— John Catalinotto FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

City of South Pasadena Wins “Bike to Work Day” Challenge

first_img Top of the News Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff South Pasadena City Council, in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), challenged the elected officials of the San Gabriel Valley Cities and the City of Los Angeles in securing the largest number of pledges for “Bike to Work Day” on Thursday May 16, 2013, as part of the official “Bike Week LA.” The results are in. Based on Metro’s index calculations, which used the number of pledges per capita, the City of South Pasadena won the challenge!Mayor Richard D. Schneider said, “Thank you to all those in South Pasadena and everywhere in the LA basin who took part in the challenge.” He thanked Metro for organizing the event and for working to improve the available options for mobility.“The City of South Pasadena has long promoted multimodal transportation options and is firmly committed to combining bicycling with mass transit for longer trips,” stated Councilmember Michael A. Cacciotti. The Bike to Work challenge was a perfect opportunity for San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles officials to spread the word and encourage residents, business owners, employers, school districts and others to do their part to improve our quality of life.To find out more about bicycling in the City of South Pasadena go to First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Community News 117 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Government City of South Pasadena Wins “Bike to Work Day” Challenge From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, June 14, 2013 | 2:07 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

LIT study highlights student experience of sexual aggression

first_img Previous articleNew phase of Wild Atlantic Way to include LimerickNext articleOpinion – World in Union #RWC2015 Staff Reporter Advertisement Linkedin WhatsApp Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ONE in every four students have experienced unwanted and aggressive sexual behaviour, including groping, sexualised verbal abuse and unwanted sexual contact, according to a study conducted at a Limerick third level college.Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) research collective, Social Science ConneXions, has found that up to 25 per cent of students surveyed earlier this year reported having experienced a “sexually unwanted or aggressive incident”.The survey was conducted online across all four LIT campuses. 338 responses were received and the key findings also showed that five per cent had experienced a non-consensual sexual encounter and five per cent of male respondents had experienced a sexually unwanted or aggressive incident.Karen Sugrue, Sociology lecturer and researcher with Social Science ConneXions said that while there was an enormous amount of evidence that students were particularly vulnerable to sexual assault and unwanted sexual behaviour, they wanted to find out if this was also the case for LIT students.“We’re delighted with the response from the management team at LIT who have taken the issue extremely seriously”, she added.LIT lecturer Jennifer Moran Stritch, who is director of the Loss and Grief research group, said that some people believed that the only type of sexual assault is rape.“We are also aware of the importance of verbal abuse, atmosphere and the sense of feeling intimidated. We want our students to live and study in an environment where they feel safe and know how and where to access supports should they need them”.Mairead Keogh, Vice President of LIT Students Union said that prevention of unwanted or aggressive incidents was the key to ensuring a safer environment for students and the students union strongly support the measures implemented.LIT Registrar Terry Twomey said that LIT had an exemplary record in student safety on campus.“We have had no reported incidents here at LIT, and we take pre-emptive action through our Student Safety Programme to ensure that we maintain our exemplary record. Nonetheless, as part of LIT’s Student Safety Programme, our Social Science Connexions unit carried out a small pilot survey of students on any experience of sexual harassment they might have had”.He added that because LIT had no reported incidents, the negative experiences reported most likely related to life off-campus.“Still, the institute is taking no chances. Last week, LIT introduced a new presentation on consent to all new students as part of our Student Safety Programme. LIT is leading the sector in this way and our objective is to maintain our exemplary record of student safety,” he concluded.National research indicates that only about 1 in 10 incidents are reported. To address this and support students, LIT ran a programme of discussion about consent during September induction days for 1st year students that ties in with the No Grey Areas campaign launched nationally by Minister for Justice Equality and Law Reform, Francis Fitzgerald, last Friday. Emailcenter_img Print Twitter Facebook NewsLIT study highlights student experience of sexual aggressionBy Staff Reporter – September 24, 2015 1100 last_img read more

Councils to revamp race policies

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Public bodies will have to undertake a root-and-branch review of employmentpolicies after the biggest change to race laws in a quarter of a century. Home Secretary Jack Straw said public-sector employers will have a legalduty to promote race equality. Exemptions for some bodies, including thepolice, Immigration Service, Civil Service and the Prison Service, from lawsagainst indirect race discrimination will also end. Ethnic minority staff adversely affected by policies in these sectors willnow have the same right as all employees to take tribunal action. Penaltieswill be in line with existing racism cases. The Race Relations (Amendment) Bill will force the public sector to step upethnic monitoring and push equality into mainstream policy-making. Recruitment, pay and appraisal systems, promotion, career development andtraining will come under the microscope. Straw said he wants public bodies to take a lead in ending racediscrimination and has put the spotlight on the previously neglected area ofindirect bias. He made no changes to the law banning private-sector firms fromindirectly discriminating but the renewed emphasis on the issue will placegreater pressure on them to improve employment practices. Public-sector HR directors welcomed the law changes and said some bodies hadneglected equality policies. “For some organisations it will just meanfine tuning; for others it will mean more fundamental change,” said countypersonnel officer at Gloucestershire County Council Alwyn Rea. Rita Sammons, president of local authority HR body Socpo, said the changescombined with the Best Value scheme would force all councils to improve ethnicmonitoring. Francesca Okosi at Brent council said the private sector needs tofollow suit. Unions say they have no plans for a witch hunt in the public sector butwarned that all employment policies would be scrutinised. Sir Herman Ouseley, outgoing chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality,said the laws will be “a decisive step” towards setting standards onrace issues. By John Robinson Councils to revamp race policiesOn 1 Feb 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more