NewsWorker told that Labour Court award can not be enforcedBy Staff Reporter – October 17, 2014 1325 by Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A LIMERICK worker who was awarded €5,000 in an unfair dismissal case, has been told that a Circuit Court judge cannot order her employer to pay her the money.The woman, who had less than 12 months employment at the Limerick-based company, was granted a hearing before a Rights Commissioner as she was unable to bring a case to the Employment Appeals Tribunal because of the short term of service she had with the company.The Rights Commisioner ruled that she had a causable action because she was treated unfairly by her employer.At Limerick Circuit Court last week, Judge Carroll Moran heard from Maria Lane, BL for the aggrieved woman that she had taken her case to the Rights Commissioner last year after her employment was terminated by her then employer.After consenting to engage with the process, the employer was found to be in breach and the woman was awarded €2,000 in compensation. She appealed the award and judgement to the Labour Court and it subsequently increased the amount of compensation to €5,000.Following the appeal, the employer failed to engage with the process further and “simply ignored all correspondence” sent from the woman’s legal team in an effort to claim the money.She was now asking the court to enforce the order under section 13 of the Industrial Relations Act as the employer had fully engaged in the process but then withdrew from it.Solicitor for the employer, Pat McHugh said the woman had no rights to bring the motion before the Circuit Court judge as the award from the Labour Court was only a recommendation and therefore not bound by legislation. He added that there was no provision in law for the woman to request a Circuit Court judge to enforce the decision.After Ms Lane said it was the only way to ensure the Labour Court recommendation was enforced, Judge Moran said that despite the history of the case, he had to refuse the application for want of jurisdiction”.An application by Mr McHugh to have the court costs paid by the woman was refused by Judge Moran who made no order on costs. WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleInvestigations continue into fatal road crashNext articleLimerick father of five shot at over drug debt owed to ‘Fat John’ Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Linkedin Email Print Advertisement
RECAP OF CHERYL MUSGRAVE, DR STEVEN BECKER MD AND DR DAN ADAMS MDThis years “Outstanding Community Services Award” luncheon will be held at Tropicana-Evansville Walnut rooms A. The registration begin at 11:30 am, the event officially starts at 12 noon on October 26, 2015. Reservations for this event may be obtain by calling Mollie Drake Schreiber at 812-760-4233 or e-email her at [email protected] Deadline for registration is October 15, 2014. Last five (5) events were a sellout.CHERYL MUSGRAVE THE CCO “OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD” 2015 WINNERThe City County Observer is proud to announce our final Cheryl Musgrave as a 2015 “COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD Winner”. Musgrave currently sits on the Vanderburgh County Board of Zoning Appeals, is a Commissioner on the Evansville Redevelopment Commission, and was recently given credit by State Representative Gail Riecken for the idea of tying local permit approvals to a business demonstrating it is current on its real property and personal property taxes. Her ability to work with people of every party affiliation has kept her relevant to local government and a lauded decision maker for over twenty years. Her work for the community is done while she also is building her own business in Musgrave Consulting, LLC.Musgrave’s family has long been involved in public service. After her grandfather’s B-17 Bomber crashed during a mission in World War 11 he was a prisoner of war in Nazi Germany. Her father continued the family’s military service as a Sergeant in the United States Air Force, serving on bases in Europe and Alaska during the height of the Cold War. Thereafter her family settled in Greencastle, Indiana, and both of her parents entered politics. Her father served multiple terms on the Putnam County Council and was elected by the body as President. Her mother was elected Township Trustee-Assessor in Putnam County, and as County Chairman of her party.Cheryl married Robert Musgrave, an Evansville attorney and the United States Bankruptcy Chapter 13 Trustee, in 1979, the year they both graduated from DePauw University. They moved to Evansville in 1983, and have made their home in the city’s historic Downtown.Musgrave was first elected as the Vanderburgh County Assessor in 1994. When she arrived, the office staff still used typewriters and liquid correction fluid to process their paperwork. She updated and streamlined her office, adopting a hands-on approach to the job of assessing property values. She earned her Level I and Level II assessing certifications from the State of Indiana. She offered her staff nationally recognized training courses as well. Thanks to her improvements, Vanderburgh County was often the first county in the state to complete its reassessment.Musgrave’s understanding of technology resulted in the creation of a website that was the first of its kind. Citizens were given constant access to both property records and sales information. The site went online in 1997, and has significantly altered the real estate industry in Vanderburgh County. Musgrave also took the lead in developing the county’s Geographic Information System an online map used by both the private and public sectors.Cheryl was asked to serve on the Legislative Committee of the Association of Indiana Counties and was Legislative Co-Chairman of the County Assessor Association. Many of her suggestions and innovations have been incorporated into Indiana law.Musgrave was elected Vanderburgh County Commissioner for District Three in 2004, and a year later became President of the Board of Commissioners. She was praised for her efforts to help victims of the Evansville tornado of November 2005 and also for accomplishments in economic development, improved government performance and road projects.She was a member of the 1999-2000 Lugar Series Class. The Lugar Series selects approximately 20 women annually to participate in a year-long leadership training program.In the summer of 2007, Governor Mitch Daniels appointed Cheryl as Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance in an effort to respond to widespread outrage and protests at local property tax assessment increases. Cheryl reigned in the growth of local governments’ budgets. She also led reforms in consolidating assessing at the county level. During her tenure, the State Legislature through a series of public referenda eliminated all but 13 of the state’s 1,016 township assessors.Musgrave, a Republican, is a long term resident of the City of Evansville and is known for her no nonsense pragmatism when it comes to due diligence regarding the spending of public money. Her public policy background and accomplishments make her well deserving of the CCO “OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD”.,DR STEVEN BECKER IS THE DIRECTOR AND ASSOCIATE DEAN OF THE IU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE The City-County Observer is excited to announce that Dr. Steven G. Becker is the Director and Associate Dean of the Indiana University School of Medicine – Evansville. has been selected an “OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD” WINNER FOR 2015. Since May, of 2011 Dr. Steven Becker, MD, the Director and Associate Dean of Indiana School Medicine-Evansville have been quietly working on attracting the IU Medical School to locate to Evansville. Because of the due diligence of Dr. Becker trying to convince our local and State elected officials to support the IU Medical School is now become a reality.Dr. Steven Becker, MD who has been selected an “OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD” WINNER FOR 2015 for his outstanding work on bringing the IU Medical School to Evansville.This years awards luncheon will be held at Tropicana-Evansville Walnut rooms A and B. The registration begin at 11:30 am, the event officially starts at 12 noon on October 26, 2015. Reservations for this event may be obtain by calling Mollie Drake Schreiber at 812-760-4233 or e-email her at [email protected] Deadline for registration is October 15, 2014. Last years event was a sellout.So far the “Outstanding Community Services Award” winners for 2015 are: Vanderburgh County Commissioner Joe Kifer, well respected local Attorney Joe Harrison, Jr, Indiana State Auditor Suzanne Crouch and former Vanderburgh County Sheriff and 8th District Congressmen Brad Ellsworth, Dr. Dan Adams.PROFESSIONAL PROFILE OF DR. STEVEN G. BECKER MD, Dr. Steven G. Becker is the Director and Associate Dean of the Indiana University School of Medicine – Evansville. He is currently the Chairperson of Medical Education and Research Partners. Dr. Becker has been a practicing radiologist in the greater Evansville area since 1986. He was formerly the Medical Director of Radiology and Vice President of the Medical Staff at St. Mary’s Warrick Hospital, Boonville, as well as the Medical Director and Clinical instructor of Radiology Technologists at St. Mary’s Medical Center and Welborn Hospital. He was the founding member and president of Southern Indiana Imaging Consultants, which provides radiology services to St. Mary’s and Gibson General Hospital. Dr. Becker has been a volunteer clinical instructor of Radiology Anatomy at IUSM-Evansville since 2001.Dr. Becker received his bachelor’s of science degree in biology from Brown University and his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo. He completed an internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, and his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, Tenn.He resides in Vanderburgh County where he enjoys time spent with his wife, Carol, four children and five grandchildren. DR. HERBERT DAN ADAMS, MD SELECTED “OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD” WINNER FOR 2015 The City-County Observer is excited to announce that CITY COUNCILMAN DR. HERBERT DAN ADAMS MD, FACS, ACPE and MBA has been selected an “OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD” WINNER FOR 2015. Since May, of 2011 Dr. Adams along with Dr. Steven Becker, MD, the Director and Associate Dean of Indiana School Medicine-Evansville have been quietly working on attracting the IU Medical School to locate to Evansville. Because of the due diligence of Dr. Becker and Dr. Adams trying to convince our local and State elected officials to support the IU Medical School is now a reality. Tomorrow we shall profile Dr. Steven Becker, MD who also has also been selected an “OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD” winner for 2015 for his work on bringing the IU Medical School to Evansville.This years awards luncheon will be held at Tropicana-Evansville Walnut rooms A and B. The registration begin at 11:30 am, the event officially starts at 12 noon on October 26, 2015. Reservations for this event may be obtain by calling Mollie Drake Schreiber at 812-760-4233 or e-email her at [email protected] Deadline for registration is October 15, 2014. Last years event was a sellout.So far the “Outstanding Community Services Award” winners for 2015 are: Vanderburgh County Commissioner Joe Kifer, well respected local Attorney Joe Harrison, Jr, Indiana State Auditor Suzanne Crouch and former Vanderburgh County Sheriff and 8th District Congressmen Brad Ellsworth.SUMMARY OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT OF DR. DAN ADAMS, MDEvansville Airport Board, Port Authority. Evansville City Council member, doing hiring evaluations, contract studies and creating value for the city residents. Executive level surgeon with high-level experience in health care services. Seasoned Leader of medical teams with technical expertise in practice management, clinical operations design, implementation, and expansion. Record of Bipartisan Board Work. Extensive mentoring experience. Medical malpractice reviews; Cardiac Surgery Serviceline enhancement @ Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes IN; Quality Assurance; & executive coaching of physicians, graduate students, college attendees, and high school members; Substitute high school teacher EVSC; Lecturer @ Signature School, University of Evansville, USI School of Nursing, IU Medical School – Evansville. Evansville City Council: January 2008 – December 2015. Evansville City Council Vice-President 2011, 2013 & 2014. Evansville City Council President 2015CIVIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCESCity Councilman At-Large Evansville, IN 2008-2015Shining Light Medical Business Consultants Evansville, IN. President-Owner 2002 to presentOhio Valley Heart Care Evansville, IN . President & Chief of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgical Section 1996 – 1999Cardiovascular Surgery Inc. Evansville, IN. President, Adult CVT Surgeon 1982 – 1995Western Montana Clinic Missoula, MT. Adult CVT Surgeon 1975 – 1982EDUCATIONExecutive MBA, Health Care Management,The Olin School of Business, St. Louis, MO 2002Senior Registrar, Brompton Hospital, London England, 1/75 – 7/75Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgical Fellowship, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX, 7/74 – 12/74Cardiovascular Surgical Fellowship, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX, 7/73 – 6/74Active Military Service 6/71 – 6/73Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgical Chief Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 7/70 – 6/71Senior and Chief Surgical Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 7/68 – 6/70Junior Surgical Residency, The Children’s Hospital/ Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, MA, 7/66 – 6/68Straight Surgical Internship, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, MA, 7/65 – 6/66M.D., Harvard Medical School, 1965B.A., American Studies – Pre Med, Yale University, 1961Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, 1957MILITARY SERVICECommander, USNR, 7/73 – 7/79Naval Reserve Unit, Missoula, MT 9/75 – 7/79Marine Reserve Battalion Surgeon, 1st BR 23MAR4th MARDIVFMF USMCR, Houston, TX 8/-73 – 6/74, Created Pilot Teaching Program with BenTaub Hospital Emergency Room For OJT of USN CorpsmenStaff Thoracic Surgeon, Pensacola Naval Hospital, Pensacola, FL, 8/72 – 6/73,Team partner in creating pilot PROMIS SystemShip’s Surgeon, USS John F. Kennedy, CVA 67, Atlantic/Mediterranean Cruise, 7/71 – 8/72, Awarded Navy Achievement Medal for Professional Excellence.BOARD CERTIFICATIONAmerican Board of Surgery, 10/71American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 10/74MEDICAL AFFILIATIONSAmerican College of Physician Executives, DiplomatAmerican College of Surgeons, FellowThe Society of Thoracic SurgeonsThe Denton A. Cooley Cardiovascular SocietyIndiana Medical AssociationVanderburgh County Medical SocietyCIVIC AFFILIATIONSOne of five individuals on the original YMCA Board that first brought soccer to Missoula, MT in 1975For the enjoyment of over 1000+ children & their families within 4 yearsMember of Evansville Regional Airport Board 2004-2005Evansville Northside Kiwanis Club, Board & Foundation Member 2004-2008Mentor Indiana –2004ISMA 2005 Physician Community Service Award NomineeEvansville Port Authority Board 2005Boys & Girls Club Devotee & Soccer CoachVolunteer Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery,Indiana University Medical School–Evansville Community Advisory Committee 2010- PresentArea Health Education Committee Forming Committee 2007- presentPOLITICAL ACTIVITIESEvansville City Councilor At-Large 2008-2012City Council Vice-President 2011, 2013, 2014City Council President 2015City Council Liaisons – Area Plan Committee, Animal Control, Computer Services, Evansville Redevelopment Commission, Fire Department, Evansville Endowment Fund.The “Outstanding Community Services Award” winners for 2015 are: Vanderburgh County Commissioner Joe Kifer, well respected local Attorney Joe Harrison, Jr, Indiana State Auditor Suzanne Crouch and former Vanderburgh County Sheriff and 8th District Congressmen Brad Ellsworth, Dr. Dan Adams, Dr Steven Becker MD, Tracy Zeller. 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BEVERAGE Giant Banks DIH rode alongside the Jumbo Jet team for the Triple Crown event, set for tomorrow at the Rising Sun Turf Club (RSTC) in West Coast Berbice.The duo held a simple but significant press briefing at Banks DIH head office at Thirst Park, renewing their support by backing the second leg of the event.Present at the ceremony were Chairman of the race meet’s organising committee; Nasrudeen Mohamed Jr and Outdoor Events Manager of Banks DIH Mortimer Stewart, along with other representatives of the company.Mohamed expressed gratitude on behalf of the organisers, noting that good relationships with sponsors are needed as the Jumbo Jet Thoroughbred Racing Committee (JJTRC) looks to develop horse racing in Guyana significantly in the not-so-distant future.Tomorrow’s Triple Crown second leg will see the invasion of jockeys from Trinidad & Tobago as well as a commentator from the Twin-island Republic and the return of ‘Vera’s Finally’ that is undefeated at the RSTC.In addition, during an invited comment yesterday, Mohamed stated that the 2018 three-year-old horse-of-the-year, Not This Time, from Sophia, will be back in action.Almost 70 horses have been registered and it was disclosed by Mohamed Jr that the track is in good condition and it will maintain its standard once good weather prevails.Over $20M in cash and prizes are up grabs over the three legs of the Triple Crown event with the grand finale scheduled for Easter Sunday, April 21, at the Port Mourant Turf Club.Tomorrow’s feature race will attract a prize purse of almost $2M with the winner of that ‘C’ Class and Lower contest pocketing $1M. The winner of the three-year-old Guyana-bred race will pocket $400 000, ‘F’ Class winner $350 000, ‘H’ Class $300 000, ‘I’ Class $250 000, ‘J’ Class $230 000, ‘K’ Class $220 000, ‘L’ Class $200 000, ‘L’ Class and Lower $140 000.
Average salaries for USC faculty greatly exceeded the median for full professors, associate professors, assistant professors and instructors at 1,251 colleges, according to data released by the Chronicle of Higher Education last week.The average salary is $155,900 for full professors, $105,300 for associate professors, $93,300 for assistant professors and $66,600 for instructors, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs Marty Levine said that because USC sets salaries on an individual basis, the aggregated data is not that informational.“The sort of generalized data discussed in the story by the Chronicle of Higher Education is of limited use,” Levine said. “USC sets salaries individually on a merit basis within the constraint that the budget has to balance.”Since many factors affect average salary, such as the number of faculty and the expansion or contraction of particular programs, Levine said comparing salary between different universities is difficult.“Those percentages are just a generalization,” Levine said. “Different universities have different disciplines. Some disciplines pay more than others.”Female faculty at USC, with the exception of instructors, are paid less than male faculty by about six to 11 percent depending on their professor level, according to the data. Levine said the difference between pay is not a result of discrimination, a claim that the university has studied internally with the help of outside consultants.“Within any given school, we have no discrimination on the basis of gender,” Levine said.Instead, Levine said the salary disparity is more complex and dependent on a variety of factors, including area of expertise and pay raises.“That university-wide differential happens to be the luck of which disciplines men are in and which disciplines women are in, or whether the men are more senior and have had more opportunity to get pay raises,” Levine said.W. Norton Grubb, a professor at the Berkeley Graduate School of Education, said that a salary difference between genders is typical at most institutions of higher education. Grubb, whose expertise is in education policy, organization, measurement and evaluation, said the discrepancy can be explained by pay levels in varying fields of study.Grubb said some high-paying fields, such as those in science, technology, engineering and math, are weighted toward one particular gender.“[There are] a lot of STEM areas where there is a preponderance of males,” he said.Grubb said another explanation for the salary differences between male and female faculty is that in the ’60s there were fewer women in academic life.The full professor salary has risen by an average of $56,200 since 2000. The change for the typical doctoral institution since 2000 is $36,400, according to the study.Levine said one way USC attracts professors to the university is by offering competitive salaries.“We know we offer competitive salaries because we hire competitively,” he said. “We are successful in hiring because we are attractive in many ways, but one of the ways is that we offer competitive salaries.”Levine said the process for determining faculty salaries varies from department and school but typically involves an annual report from each faculty member, a merit committee within each school, a salary recommendation from the dean and approval from the provost.“We care about our faculty a lot,” Levine said. “We want to have the best possible faculty. We want to pay faculty what they are worth, and we ask all schools every year to reflect upon their faculty salaries to make sure we are paying faculty the right amount.”