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Australia’s High Court says former judge sexually harassed six female staff

first_imgThe court’s statement did not give details or the time of the incidents under scrutiny, but said it was told of “allegations of sexual harassment against a former justice” in 2019 and immediately ordered an independent investigation.”The findings are of extreme concern to me, my fellow justices, our chief executive and the staff of the court,” the court’s chief judge, Susan Kiefel, said in the statement.”We’re ashamed that this could have happened at the High Court of Australia,” Kiefel added.In its statement denying the accusations quoted by the Sydney Morning Herald, Speed & Stacey also said Heydon apologized for any offence caused to the women. “Any allegation of predatory behavior or breaches of the law is categorically denied by our client,” the newspaper quoted the law firm as saying.”Our client says that if any conduct of his has caused offence, that result was inadvertent and unintended, and he apologizes for any offence caused,” it added.”We have asked the High Court to convey that directly to the associate complainants.”The court also said it had apologized to the women. It did not mention taking any action against the former judge but said it had accepted six recommendations made by the inquiry, including to “make clear to associates that their duties do not extend to an obligation to attend social functions”. A former High Court of Australia judge was found to have sexually harassed six female staff, the court said on Monday, one of the country’s most powerful figures to face such recriminations amid a global reset in workplace gender relations.Dyson Heydon, who served on the country’s most powerful court from 2003 to 2013, was found to have harassed six former staff members, known as judges’ associates, the court said in a statement following an inquiry lasting several months.A law firm named in local media as acting for Heydon, Speed & Stacey Lawyers, was not immediately available for comment. The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper quoted the firm denying the allegations on Heydon’s behalf.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Ronaldo nominated for FIFA player award

first_imgParis, France | AFP |Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo leads the nominees unveiled on Thursday for the Best FIFA Men’s Player 2017 award.The 32-year-old Portuguese captain is favourite to retain the title he won last year after success in both the Champions League and La Liga.Among the 24 men’s nominees are Ronaldo’s Real Madrid teammates Dani Carvajal, Toni Kroos, Marcelo, Luka Modric, Keylor Navas and Sergio Ramos.The list also includes Barcelona rivals Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, as well as Paris Saint-Germain’s record signing Neymar.Champions League finalists with Juventus, Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and teammate Paulo Dybala are also in the running, alongside former Juventus player Leonardo Bonucci, who has since signed for AC Milan.The other nominees include Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Harry Kane (Tottenham), N’Golo Kante (Chelsea), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) and Arturo Vidal (Bayern Munich).Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane heads the list of 12 nominees for the men’s coach of the year award.Other candidates include Antonio Conte, who led Chelsea to the English title, Manchester United’s Europa League-winning coach Jose Mourinho and Massimiliano Allegri of Juventus. Zidane has enjoyed a glorious year in charge of Madrid as they successfully defended the European Cup — the first team to do so in the Champions League era.Real also won La Liga, the first time they had been champions of Spain and Europe in the same year since 1958.He has won seven trophies since succeeding Rafael Benitez as coach of Madrid in January last year, including the UEFA Super Cup and Spanish Super Cup this month.Last year’s winner Carli Lloyd of the United States is one of ten nominees for the women’s award. The Houston Dash midfielder had a loan spell at Manchester City last season.Barcelona forward Lieke Martens and Arsenal striker Vivianne Miedema, both winners of the women’s Euro 2017 with the Netherlands, are also on the list.The winners will be decided by a jury of club and international coaches, media representatives and fans.The prize — one of a new set of awards organised by FIFA following their split with Ballon d’Or organisers France Football magazine — will be handed over in London on October 23.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Pattaya United appoint new head coach

first_imgPattaya United FC have announced the appointment of Chalermwut Sangapol to be their new head coach for the remainder of the 2011 Thai Premier League season. ‘Coach Nui’ as he is affectionately known was introduced to the media at a press conference held at the Nongprue district sport field on Wednesday, June 22.  Sangapol was previously coach of the Thailand national U19 football team.Chalermwut Sangapol a.k.a. ‘Coach Nui’ holds a club scarf as he is introduced to the Pattaya United fans and media at a press conference held June 22 at the Nongprue district sport field. Following a disappointing opening half of the season, United’s former coach Jatuporn Pramolban felt compelled to tender his resignation which left the club frantically searching around for a suitable replacement during the mid-season break.United have dropped to 14th position in the Premier League standings following a run of poor results but ‘Coach Nui’ is confident he can turn the club’s fortunes around and help propel the team up the league table, although he cautioned there would be no quick fixes and only a tremendous work ethic from everyone involved in the club would suffice.During the press conference, which was chaired my Pattaya city mayor and club chief advisor, Ittiphol Khunplome, it was revealed that United youth players Pirapat Pongsen, Wasan Charam, and Adisak Harnthet were recently selected for the national U19 team which was vindication of the youth policies being introduced at the club.United are opening up their academy this month to screen for further outstanding young prospects aged between 16 and 18 years who they can retain for further coaching with an eye on grooming them for the first team.  The final selection round is scheduled to take place on July 9 and 10 at the Nongprue football field.In the meantime the first team squad will return to league action under the watchful eye of their new coach on Saturday July 2, with an away fixture at high flying Bangkok Glass FC.last_img read more

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The Creative Office Finds a Second Home in Spokane

first_imgFacebook59Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Creative Office The Creative Office, a leading Pacific Northwest office supply and furniture company, has opened a new location in Spokane at 10102 E. Knox Ave. The company specializes in providing office supplies and customized furniture solutions for private businesses, nonprofits and government entities.The new location is the result of the company’s acquisition of Great Spaces Northwest, formerly located at 5716 E Sprague Ave. The Creative Office stresses that clients of Great Spaces Northwest will experience virtually no interruption of services as it takes over previous contracts, phone numbers and more. The company has also committed to retaining former Great Spaces Northwest employees.“We couldn’t be more excited to be in Spokane,” says Lowell Gordon, founder and president of The Creative Office. “It is a cornerstone of ours to support and build relationships with local business and communities, and that is exactly what we plan to do in Spokane.”About The Creative Office The Creative Office helps businesses create cultures that allow employees to grow professionally and personally. The company’s decades of experience and centralized headquarters gives it the ability to fulfill large contracts for major corporations, while still helping small businesses succeed with office solutions tailored to fit their needs. With 40,000 items available for free next day delivery, businesses of all sizes can get what they need to get back to work. For more information about The Creative Office, please visit thecreativeoffice.com.last_img read more

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