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MPs breathe life into corporate killing law

first_imgA renewed drive to establish the offence of corporate killing is to belaunched today by MPs from the three main political parties. Andrew Dismore, Labour MP for Hendon, is proposing amendments to theCriminal Justice Bill, designed to get the issue back on the political agenda.He is being backed by unions, safety organisations and fellow MPs. The Government has been promising to introduce the law since 1997, whichwill make it possible to find corporate bodies guilty of manslaughter. A regulatory impact assessment of the proposed law is being carried out, andLord Bassam of Brighton, speaking in the House of Lords, said the Governmentintends to table legislation as soon as it is finished. The changes are being backed by the TUC, Centre for Corporate Accountabilityand pressure group Disaster Action, which are launching a report today on whythe new offence is necessary, to coincide with the meeting of ministers. Owen Tudor, TUC senior policy officer, said: “We hope to create debatein the House of Commons so the amount of support for it will be evident to theGovernment.” A recent report by the HSE said a new offence of corporate killing would actas a powerful deterrent to prevent needless injuries and deaths. However, Diane Sinclair, CIPD lead adviser on public policy, has doubts overthe effectiveness of the proposed law, because companies should already beabiding by health and safety regulations and protecting staff. “Does highlighting bad practice improve others’ practice?” sheasked. Sinclair added that the law already provides for unlimited fines where theyare warranted, as well as the imprisonment of directors and others found to beindividually liable. Comments are closed. MPs breathe life into corporate killing lawOn 11 Mar 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Mikel Arteta hints at shock lifeline for Arsenal outcasts Mesut Ozil and Matteo Guendouzi

first_imgAdvertisement Mikel Arteta hints at shock lifeline for Arsenal outcasts Mesut Ozil and Matteo Guendouzi Comment Guendouzi and Ozil have been frozen out (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta has hinted he would be prepared to welcome Mesut Ozil and Matteo Guendouzi back into the first-team fold.The Arsenal duo have been shunned by the head coach, with Guendouzi even banished to train by himself following his bust-up with Neal Maupay during the defeat to Brighton last month.Ozil has not played a single minute since the restart and on social media appeared to contradict Arsenal’s claims he is unfit to play before their game against Manchester City.Granit Xhaka’s career at Arsenal appeared to be over in November when he had the captaincy stripped from him following a nasty run-in with fans.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe Swiss international has re-established himself under Arteta and the Gunners boss heaped praise on Xhaka for proving there is always a way back.‘The challenge with Granit was to convince him that there was still a place for him here – that I had big belief in him and that things can turn around pretty quickly in this industry,’ Arteta said ahead of Arsenal’s game against Aston Villa.‘He had to send the right messages. First of all, he had to believe that he could do it and if that was the case, we were going to support him all the way through. Ozil has not played since the restart (Picture: Getty)‘I’m really glad to hear and sense the reaction from the fans towards him, I think they can appreciate what he’s done. That’s in the past, there’s a lot of positives to take from difficult situations and we all learn from that.‘He’s a really good example for any player that is in a difficult moment that if you are willing, consistent and really want to do it generally, I think there’s always a way back.’Asked if Xhaka’s case could be a blueprint for Ozil and Guendouzi, Arteta said: ‘That applies for any player, and any member of the staff.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘If you really show that then you’re deciding to do the best, not for yourself, but for the team and for the club, I think everybody will welcome you.‘It’s not just me that has to give the green light. It’s everybody that has to be supportive and you need to feel as well that support from everybody because if not it’s a very uncomfortable situation.’MORE: Mikel Arteta urges Arsenal board to speed up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang contract talksMORE: Mikel Arteta sends message to Santi Cazorla over Arsenal returnFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Coral BarryMonday 20 Jul 2020 3:54 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.9kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

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UCL Round of 16: Atletico Madrid beat Juventus 2-0 in 1st leg

first_img–Source: BBC Atletico Madrid claimed a big victory over Juventus in the Champions League last 16 first leg thanks to two goals from their centre-backs at set-pieces.Diego Simeone’s side were denied a penalty and an Alvaro Morata goal by the video assistant referee before they opened the scoring.Jose Maria Gimenez pounced from eight yards after Morata’s header was blocked by Mario Mandzukic.Diego Godin netted a half-volley, via a deflection off Cristiano Ronaldo.Striker Costa and midfielder Thomas Partey of Atletico Madrid and Juve left-back Alex Sandro will all miss the second leg on Tuesday, 12 March after picking up their third bookings of the tournament.Ronaldo – who is aiming to win a sixth Champions League and a fourth in a row – had Juve’s best chance as his powerful 35-yard free-kick was tipped over by Jan Oblak.A consequential win for Atletico?Atleti have not been at their best in La Liga this season but fully deserved a victory in a game involving the teams to lose four of the past five Champions League finals.They were denied a first-half penalty, which was initially awarded when Mattia de Sciglio brought down Costa, who was making his first start since 2 December following injury. The referee overturned his decision after the VAR officials told him the offence had taken place outside the box.Atleti stepped things up in the second half and Costa missed a glorious one-on-one chance before Antoine Griezmann had a lob brilliantly tipped on to the crossbar by Wojciech Szczesny.They thought they had taken the lead when former Juve striker Morata headed home from Filipe Luis’ cross but after watching the incident again on a pitchside screen, referee Felix Zwayer ruled the Chelsea loanee had shoved Giorgio Chiellini before getting the ball.Their heads did not drop however and Morata, a second-half replacement for Costa, had a hand in the opener as his header was half-cleared by Mandzukic to Gimenez, who blasted home.Five minutes later, it was another goal by another Uruguayan central defender. Another ricochet from Mandzukic found its way to Godin, who hit an acrobatic effort from a tight angle into the back of the net.Nine of their starting line-up have played in a Champions League final for Atletico, with four playing in both 2014 and 2016. With more performances like this they could get a chance to go one better – this season’s final on 1 June is to be played at their Wanda Metropolitano home.Ronaldo’s Champions League reign in jeopardy?Cristiano Ronaldo reminded Atleti fans of how many European Cups he has won (when the score was 0-0 (Image credit: Getty Images)Ronaldo joined Juventus from Real Madrid in the summer for £99m hoping to win the Champions League with a third different club. He has won the past three with Real, and four in the past five years – as well as the 2008 trophy at Manchester United.He was meant to be the final piece in the jigsaw for Juventus, who last won European club football’s greatest trophy in 1995-96. But despite being the tournament’s all-time top scorer – with 121 goals – and winning or sharing the Golden Boot for six consecutive seasons, he has not had quite the same impact in Europe for Juventus.The 19-goal top scorer in Serie A has only netted once in his six European games for the club and was sent off on his debut in the tournament against Valencia.The 34-year-old had seven shots against his old city rivals, but only one on target – a wonderful long-range free-kick well saved by Oblak.And in three weeks’ time at the Allianz Stadium, Juventus need him to put in one of his greatest Champions League performances if they are going to breach one of Europe’s top defences – twice.Match stats – Atletico’s unbeaten home record continuesAtletico have never lost a home game in the knockout stages of European competition under Simeone (W12 D4).Juventus have faced Atletico more times without winning than against any other opponent in the Champions League (D1 L2).Atletico have kept a clean sheet in all three of their Champions League games against Juventus.Since the start of the 2013-14 season, Atletico have kept 12 clean sheets in the Champions League knockout stages – only Real Madrid (13) have managed more.Juventus have been eliminated on each of the previous four occasions when losing the first leg in a Champions League knockout tie, with the last time they were able to progress after a first-leg defeat coming in 2005-06 against Werder Bremen.Gimenez has scored two goals in the Champions League this season – he had not netted in any of his previous four campaigns before 2018-19.Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci made the 500th appearance of his club career, with 55 of those coming in the Champions League.last_img read more

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Remembering Ne’Ondre…U.S.O. teammates and peers react to fallen friend’s absence

first_imgEMOTIONAL MOMENT–USO captains carry the jersey and cleats of deceased teammate Ne’Ondre Harbour who was shot and killed in Garfield on Oct. 14, The largest crowd of the season was in attendance on an emotional night at “The Cup ” to watch Perry defeat USO 12-6 in a battle for first place in the City League. The City League’s newest team, U.S.O. (University Prep, Sci-Tech, and Obama), has been defined by its elevated success in their first two seasons as a program. Before their game against Perry on Oct. 19 they’d been undefeated in conference play for more than a year.The defending league champs went down that night, but the loss was unlike any other they’d ever experienced.“We just wanted to win it for Ne’Ondre,” U.S.O. senior quarterback Akil Young said. “We knew that first place was at stake for us, but we were playing with a different motivation. We just wanted to win for him.”Less than a week prior, they’d lost their best lineman, junior Ne’Ondre Harbour, who was the victim of a Garfield shooting in which he was an innocent bystander.They fell to the Commodores after they couldn’t cross the goal line after four attempts in the team’s final drive.Tears were flowing from the faces of the Wildcats’ players after their 12-6 loss against Perry, which has leapfrogged them into first place in the City League standings.“His spirit has always been one that has been uplifting and full of life,” U.S.O. athletic director Andre McGee said. “We’re obviously tremendously affected by his loss and will be for quite some time. I think our kids have done a tremendous job of standing together through this.”On what was a chilly evening, the atmosphere was high. Seats that were normally empty were filled.A large banner with Harbour’s picture hung from a fence at the stadium. Many placed their autographs and memories of their fallen friend.Also, in remembrance, U.S.O. head coach Louis Berry wore Harbour’s number 50 jersey on the sidelines and perhaps will for the remainder of the season.He has elected to not, officially, go on the record at this time.“We know what is going to be on our minds whenever we play from here on out,” Young said. “It still doesn’t seem real. I look over at practice and think that since he isn’t out there he’s just injured or something. But really he’s not coming back. We have a lot of to play for on this team. But what we can agree on is that we’ll be playing for Ne’Ondre for the rest of this season. We have to win for him.”On the night of that game, 21 year old Brandon Sewall of Homewood was arrested in connection to Harbour’s murder. He is charged with homicide, discharging a firearm into an occupied structure, illegal possession of a firearm, and nine counts of reckless endangerment.“We have been pleased to be able to honor his memory,” McGee stated. “He has been a the ultimate team player and friend to all that he’s encountered. He’s always represented brotherhood and love to all people that he dealt with and that’s the way that he’ll always be remembered.”His arrangements have been entrusted to Spriggs and Watson Funeral Home in Homewood. Harbour will be laid to rest today at Valleyview Presbyterian Church in Garfield and will be buried at Homewood Cemetery. He’s survived by both his parents and his five siblings, in which he was the youngest.50 balloons were let into the sky in the 16-year-old’s memory during U.S.O.’s first game without him. Their next game will be on Oct. 25 against Brashear for the semi-final round of the City league playoffs at Cupples Stadium.(Malik Vincent can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @malikvincent.) By Malik Vincent New Pittsburgh Courier Like any form of competition, football can have its ups and downs.last_img read more