MESSENGERS OF PEACE

first_imgThe numbers clearly show that women boost business, reduce workplace violence and increase workplace performance when placed in charge of workplace operations. A male colleague conferred (talked) with me the other day that when women are in charge, workplace competition is removed, and there is less room for envy, intimidation, harassment and unnecessary jealousy.When good employers encourage their young women there is less aggression in the workplace and women remain assertive in their pursuit of gender parity and the tacit conspiracy to undermine their capacity to contribute.As we get civilized, we need to remove all forms of stereotyping, misplaced perceptions that the workforce has been created and defined by men and animosity directed at young women is acceptable. We need also to remove subconscious biases. The nature of our male dominated workplace culture must change. In the words of Arianna Huffington, there are men who have made the workplace a boiler room for burn out. Consequently, we need to support the education of young women through internship programs that allow them to thrive, not stifle them. In some instances, women are adversaries of other younger women and rather than build them, they tend to tear them apart or in their own words, set them straight. Over time, we have noticed the need to resolve conflict through dialogue and tolerance for one another. Even though we come from different cultures, traditions, beliefs and value systems, we share common survival instincts. These instincts to survive and thrive must be sharpened for the benefit of self and others.As women become more secure in workplaces; women must mentor other women to succeed. According to Madeline Albright, “There is a special place in hell reserved for women who don’t help other women.”A good employer ensures equal pay for equal work and we need to address pay discrepancies in our civil service and private sector. A good work place is one that promotes a positive work environment and caters for the growth of young people. Employers can no longer remain bystanders and treat young people as mere beneficiaries to workplace ethos. A good employer would recognize the role of young people as leading, innovative, creative and passionate. Young people remain key drivers for the growth and transition program of any workforce.Furthermore, the responsibility of a good employer also lies with young employee who must hold their employers accountable for the workplace’s ever present opportunities and challenges. The fact that people have good and bad sides does not justify inhumane acts against them in workplaces. Making a case against passive, tacit or overt violence in any form should be supported by everyone.Until next week, when we bring to you Part IV of this interest generating article “Workplace Mob Violence: Violence, Intervention and Prevention in the Workplace. Let peace remain in our hearts, Peace First, Peace above all else, May Peace continue to prevail in our time.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Project Porchlight is looking for YOU

first_imgPhoto: Richard Neufeld, Dan Davies and a young volunteer help make the switch to CFL’s – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.caProject Porchlight is looking for you. Project Porchlight officially kicked off it’s campaign to reduce energy consumption in Fort St. John on Saturday. This is Regional Coordinator Jane Baker [asset|aid=387|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=34ca0e89ea9256fa5075d053d748d11e-Jane Baker-1_1_Pub.mp3] The hope is to hand out 6,000 Compact Florescent Light-bulbs in Fort St. John during the month of October. If that goal is accomplished enough power will be saved here in Fort St. John to power 45 average homes for an entire year. MLA Richard Neufeld was at the event and says BC Hydro has a goal to get 50% of it’s future power needs from conservation. [asset|aid=388|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=34ca0e89ea9256fa5075d053d748d11e-Neufeld-1 – Project Porchlight_1_Pub.mp3] If you have a few hours to volunteer and hand out CFL’s contact Project Porchlight at www.projectporchlight.com or 250-219-1623- Advertisement –last_img read more

The Cardinals beat the Green Bay Packers 388 in f

first_imgThe Cardinals beat the Green Bay Packers 38-8 in front of 64,878 fans at University of Phoenix Stadium, clinching a first-round playoff bye in the process.Arizona led by 10 and took over on their own 24-yard line after a Tim Masthay punt with two minutes left in the second quarter. On first down, Palmer tried to hit running back David Johnson on a screen pass, but it was intercepted by lineman Mike Daniels, who returned it to the Cardinals’ 15-yard line.Rodgers got the Packers down to the 10-yard line and faced a 3rd-and-5 from there. He targeted receiver James Jones in the right corner of the end zone, but Bethel deflected and caught the ball for his second pick of the season.You are wonderful, @Jbet26! #GBvsAZ pic.twitter.com/zrU2whhwQJ— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) December 27, 2015Palmer then hit Michael Floyd on a 47-yard pass on first down, which took the Cardinals to the Green Bay 33. Six plays later, he’d connect with John Brown on a 7-yard touchdown strike that stretched the Cardinals’ lead. Bethel knew he was going to get picked on by Rodgers and the Packers, with Patrick Peterson continuing his season-long lockdown of one side of the field and the Cardinals missing starting safeties Tyrann Mathieu and Rashad Johnson. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact “You kind of have to know it’s going to happen,” Bethel said. “It’s not like I’m surprised. I don’t know how many times they threw at me. They kept on doing that back-shoulder (throw). That’s like one of the hardest routes to cover. There are definitely some things that I can get better at. I’m going to keep working and get ready for the playoffs.” – / 36 Arizona Cardinals cornerback Justin Bethel (28) intercepts a pass intended for Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones (89) in the end zone during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling GLENDALE, Ariz. — On a day when the Arizona Cardinals racked up nine quarterback sacks (the most they’ve had in a game since 1986), forced four turnovers and scored twice, there were enough defensive highlights to fill a 30-minute television show.But one stood above the others on the importance scale. Cornerback Justin Bethel picked off an Aaron Rodgers pass in the end zone with under a minute to go in the first half. What could have been a 10-7 game at the break turned into a 17-0 Arizona lead as Carson Palmer marched the Cardinals on an 80-yard touchdown drive in the two-minute drill. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more