Former Virgin Money boss picks Salesforce over Bank of England

first_img Former Virgin Money boss snubs Bank of England for top Salesforce job Main image credit: Getty Tuesday 6 August 2019 8:22 am Read more: Competition watchdog will probe Salesforce’s massive $15.7bn takeover of Tableau The Bank of England said: “We are of course sorry that Jayne-Anne Gadhia won’t be taking up her role as an external member on the Financial Policy Committee. We fully understand her decision and wish her well for the future.” Gadhia said “I’ve admired Salesforce from afar for a long time. This is a different kind of business, with deeply held values and a true focus on transforming the experience of every customer through cutting edge technology. The US tech firm, which is planning to inject $2.5bn (£2.05bn) into its UK business in the next five years, said Gadhia would begin the role on 1 October. Former Virgin Money chief executive Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia has shunned a prospective job at the Bank of England to instead head up the British business of software giant Salesforce. Tags: Virgin Money Holdings More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their Gadhia, who has also worked for Royal Bank of Scotland, was recognised in the last New Year’s Honours list for her contribution to financial services and women in the finance industry. “I’m looking forward to working with the team as we continue to invest and support Salesforce’s growing customer base in UKI.” The appointment means Gadhia will not take up a planned role on the Bank of England’s financial policy committee, the group which oversees the safety of the financial system. Alex Daniel Salesforce co-chief executives Marc Benioff Keith Block in a statement: “Jayne-Anne is one of the most respected CEOs in the UK and we are thrilled to welcome her to Salesforce.” Read more: Salesforce to buy Tableau Software in $15.7bn deal “The UKI is our largest market outside the US and with Jayne-Anne’s leadership we are well positioned to move into the next stage of growth and success for Salesforce, our customers, partners and communities.” Gadhia’s appointment to the committee would have meant it had three woman members out of 13. Share whatsapp whatsapp Virgin Money CEO Jayne-Anne Gadhia addresses delegates at the annual Confederation of British Industry (CBI) conference in central London, on November 9, 2015. Britain can survive outside the European Union, Prime Minister David Cameron said at the CBI conference, as he denied he was planning to campaign for Britain to stay in the EU regardless of the outcome of reform talks. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images) last_img read more

Tom Hayes Libor conviction being examined for miscarriage of justice

first_imgIn a recent interview with the BBC, Hayes said he did not blame the jury for convicting him, as “they were presented with a false narrative and they reached a conclusion based on those facts.” He said if they had been given “full evidence”, however, they would have reached a different conclusion. whatsapp Hayes told the BBC he had suffered with depression and suicidal thoughts during his time in prison. Monday 22 February 2021 1:16 pm The CCRC has been contacted for comment. Hannah Godfrey Tags: People Tom Hayes He served half of his 11-year sentence in custody and was released three weeks ago. whatsapp Also Read: Tom Hayes Libor conviction being examined for miscarriage of justice Libor is the benchmark that tracks the interest rate banks pay to borrow cash from each other and, after a global investigation into benchmark rigging that led to leading banks and brokerages paying about $9bn in regulatory settlements, is being scrapped at the end of 2021. Show Comments ▼center_img Hayes said new evidence will prove his conviction was unsafe. The former trader, a gifted mathematician with Asperger’s syndrome, was painted by prosecutors as a ringleader in a global conspiracy to manipulate Libor. Tom Hayes’ conviction for rigging Libor interest rates is being examined by the Criminal Cases Review Commission, a body set up to review allegations of miscarriages of justice. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBrake For ItSay Goodbye: These Cars Will Be Discontinued In 2021Brake For ItPost FunGreat Songs That Artists Are Now Embarrassed OfPost FunMoneyWise.comMechanics Say You Should Avoid These Cars In 2021  MoneyWise.comTaco RelishSuspicious Pics That Are Fishier Than The SeaTaco RelishLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorMagellan TimesIf You See A Red Ball On A Power Line, Here’s What It MeansMagellan TimesIkaria BeautyYou Need To Do This If You Have Sunken Jowls (Just Once A Day – It’s Genius)Ikaria BeautyZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen Herald Share Also Read: Tom Hayes Libor conviction being examined for miscarriage of justice More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April The former UBS trader was found guilty of manipulating Libor in 2015, making him the first trader convicted by jury of rigging Libor global interest rates. Tom Hayes Libor conviction being examined for miscarriage of justice last_img read more

Greek election 2015: Syriza is on course for victory

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Fort Myers council members review options for Lions Park homeless

first_imgCape Coral nurse & patient bond over bikes, help give thousands away June 11, 2021 North Fort Myers homeless camp to be cleared out May 3, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS FORT MYERS, Fla. – Fort Myers City Council is reviewing options when it comes to handling the growing number of homeless people living in Lions Park.The city is giving folks living there until Friday to clear out of the park which has become a haven for those with nowhere to go.On Monday there were 30 tents in the park. 13 of those tents surround the playground.Deborah Smith was there with her granddaughter on Monday and surprised by how many people were actually living in the park.It’s an issue that Smith is familiar with. Dozens of homeless people camp behind abandoned shopping plaza May 1, 2021 Nelson said homelessness is an issue that all communities must work to tackle the issue in Lee County. Advertisement Homeless gather at abandoned North Fort Myers shopping plaza May 5, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementTags: HomelessLions Park AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisement“I used to live in abandoned houses. I used to live in the street and living in cars and I had nowhere to go,” Smith said.Cape Coral City Council Member Jennifer Nelson spoke to city leaders urging them to reconsider a plan to move the homeless to the nearby Salvation Army.Nelson is also a member of Continuum Care in Lee County and helped form a task force to address homelessness in Cape Coral. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentslast_img read more

Our pick of the Top Stories of the Week

first_img Twitter Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Previous articleYour guide to Laois v London in the fifth round of the National Football LeagueNext articleMoment in Time: Great style at the Scoil Chriost Ri Debs in 2012 Siun Lennonún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Council Our pick of the Top Stories of the Week Home We Are Laois Our pick of the Top Stories of the Week We Are Laois NEWSSchool on Saturdays There was outrage at the fact that schools could be forced to ‘open on Saturdays’ to make up for snow daysStorm burglaries WhatsApp Community Community Twitter By Siun Lennon – 11th March 2018 Pinterest Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Facebook New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Lidl in Tallaght wasn’t the only shop affected by burglaries during Storm Emma, a man arrested following shop robbery in Abbeyleix on Monday.Sadness at passing of cancer campaignerThere was great sadness around the county at the passing of this well-known cancer campignerNo money leftBanks in Portlaoise were cleared out ahead of Laois supporters’ exodus to London this weekendCome and get it There will be a massive auction of 3,000 items from The Shelbourne and Clery’s in LaoisSPORTStand out fixtures in this year’s GAA championship We made a list of six fixtures that stand out in the 2018 Laois GAA championship drawsCounty teams named Laois hurlers named their team to start against Dublin while Laois footballers named their first 15 for LondonIn Pictures: Laois in LondonWe got photos from supporters from Crettyard, Killeshin, Clonaslee, Ballylinan and Stradbally in Dublin Airport on their way to support Laois in LondonWE ARE LAOISLaois in London We spoke to two Laois men living across the pond ahead of the big match on Sunday. First up was a Park-Ratheniska man making waves across the water and then Clonaslee man Eoin Gorman spoke to us about making tracks across the world.Remember the GameThis week’s Remember the Game looked back on Laois’s last trip across the Irish Sea in 1993Claim to FameOne Laois student spoke to us about her chance encounters with this famous Irish bandAedín and Jackie Dunne were clearly delighted with meeting KodalineTalking DanceMeet the young Portlaoise woman who is performing on a national stageCOLUMNISTSWired with Whelan John Whelan took us on a trip down memory lane with all the best-performing bands who played in Laois over the years.Father PaddyFather Paddy spoke about Lent as being a time to reflect and unwindSEE ALSO – last_img read more

Horse rescue, Mary Lou McDonald and an exclusive look at the 2018 Electric Picnic site –

first_img Twitter Pinterest Twitter Community Facebook Previous articleProperty Watch: Five commercial properties currently for sale in LaoisNext articleMoment in Time: Some great photos from the first days at school in 2005 Sarah Cullenhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSarah Cullen is a Journalism and New Media graduate from the University of Limerick. A Portlaoise native, she is happiest when tweeting and talking about dogs. Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ With the lead-up to the Electric Picnic, plenty of sport and a visit from Mary Lou, it’s been a hectic week for Laois Today.Check out our top stories.NEWS Horse and foal rescued after being trapped for hours in Laois river, a happy ending for the horses. Anna May McHugh appointed to ‘incredibly prestigious’ position as an honorary board member of the World Ploughing Organisation.Exciting news for Sinn Fein as Mary Lou McDonald set to visit Laois this week.A lot of Electric Picnic news this week as Gardai warn Electric Picnic fans to be cautious of fake tickets.Over €8,000 raised in bid to bring stricken Laois man home from Spanish island was a top story following the sad news.SPORTLaois dual player faces dilemma due to fixture clash, a great story about Mick Bermingham who currently represents three different teams in Laois.Portlaoise on form to see off Ballyfin and claim Junior ‘C’ hurling glory, their first championship title of the year in O’Moore Park.Good start sends O’Dempsey’s on their way as they hold on in hectic finale, beating Ballylinan 2-12 to 1-14.Laois girls set to feature in rugby inter-pros, another top story for women this week.PROPERTY Five properties currently on market in the area of Stradbally, a great read given the week that’s in it.ENTERTAINMENT Exclusive look at the 2018 Electric Picnic site, we can’t wait.Everyone was eager to Meet the 17-year-old from Portlaoise stepping on stage at the Electric PicnicWE ARE LAOIS Moment in Time: Electric Picnic celebrating its 10th Birthday in 2013, some great throwbacks!Laois singer on bringing the house down at Electric Picnic, playing the Salty Dog and his views on tribute bands, a great read for Picnic lovers.SEE ALSO – Electric Picnic Diary: High Security, the year that almost wasn’t and weather predictions TAGSTop Stories Community Council center_img Facebook Home We Are Laois Horse rescue, Mary Lou McDonald and an exclusive look at the 2018… We Are Laois WhatsApp Horse rescue, Mary Lou McDonald and an exclusive look at the 2018 Electric Picnic site – By Sarah Cullen – 2nd September 2018 Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official openinglast_img read more

Fr Paddy: Eight-year-old’s explanation of God

first_img By Fr Paddy – 18th January 2020 Fr Paddy: Eight-year-old’s explanation of God Previous articlePortlaoise Panto Group gearing up for their 36th performanceNext articleLaois Love Island star on moving down under, media reaction and what’s next Fr PaddyFr Paddy is a curate in the hugely vibrant Portlaoise Parish. From Carlow town, he was educated in Carlow CBS and studied Business and Politics in Trinity College Dublin before training to be a priest in Carlow College.He is the youngest priest in the Kildare & Leighlin diocese and writes for a number of media outlets. He has almost 14,000 followers on Twitter. TAGSFr Paddy Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Electric Picnic Pinterest News Twitter Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Facebook Home Columnists Fr Paddy: Eight-year-old’s explanation of God Columnists RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR GAA Pinterest Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival A second class student in primary school recently wrote the following wisdom………One of God’s main jobs is making people. He makes them to replace the ones that die, so there will be enough people to take care of things on earth. He doesn’t make grown-ups, just babies. I think that is because they are smaller and easier to make. That way he doesn’t have to take up his valuable time teaching them to talk and walk. He can just leave that to mothers and fathers.God’s second most important job is listening to prayers. An awful lot of this goes on, since some people, like preachers and things, pray at other times beside bedtime. God doesn’t have time to listen to the radio or TV because of this. Because he hears everything, there must be a terrible lot of noise in his ears, unless he has thought of a way to turn it off. God sees everything and hears everything and is everywhere which keeps Him pretty busy. So you shouldn’t go wasting his time by going over your mom and dad’s head asking for something they said you couldn’t have.Jesus is God’s Son. He use to do all the hard work like walking on water and performing miracles and trying to teach the people who didn’t want to learn about God. They finally got tired of him preaching to them and they crucified him. But he was good and kind, like his father, and he told his father that they didn’t know what they were doing and to forgive them and God said O.K. His dad (God) appreciated everything that he had done and all his hard work on earth so he told him he didn’t have to go out on the road anymore. He could stay in Heaven. So he did. And now he helps his dad out by listening to prayers and seeing things which are important for God to take care of and which ones he can take care of himself without having to bother God. Like a secretary, only more important.You can pray anytime you want and they are sure to help you because they got it worked out so one of them is on duty all the time. You should always go to Church on Sunday because it makes God happy, and if there’s anybody you want to make happy, it’s God. Don’t skip Church or do something you think will be more fun like going to the beach. This is wrong. And besides the sun doesn’t come out at the beach until noon anyway.If you don’t believe in God, besides being an atheist, you will be very lonely, because your parents can’t go everywhere with you, like to camp, but God can. It is good to know He’s around you when you’re scared, in the dark or when you can’t swim and you get thrown into real deep water by big kids. But you shouldn’t just always think of what God can do for you. I figure God put me here and he can take me back anytime he pleases. And this is what I know about God.A Wise ParableOnce, there was a renowned monk who lived in a beautiful monastery with many of his pupils. His teachings were known to be very effective and many of his students grew up to become great masters themselves.One day, one of them was caught stealing from his fellow-students and they reported him to the monk. But he took no action against the boy. A few days later the same boy was again caught stealing. And again the head monk did nothing to punish him.This angered the other students who drew up a petition asking for the dismissal of the thief. They threatened to leave en masse if the boy was allowed to stay in the monastery.The teacher called a meeting of the students. When they had assembled, he said to them: “You are good boys who know what is right and what is wrong. If you leave, you will have no trouble in joining some other school. But what about your brother who does not even know the difference between right and wrong? Who will teach him if I don’t? No, I cannot ask him to go even if it means losing all of you.”Tears coursed down the cheeks of the boy who had stolen. He never stole again and in later life became      renowned for his integrity.SEE ALSO – Fr Paddy: The Two Popes – an inspirational movie Facebook 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin last_img read more

“Female Ratio in KPA Now More Than 10%”

first_img North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SHARE [imText1]What is the gender ratio in Korean People’s Army?A 28-year old recent defector Kim and a 38-year old former KPA Air Force engineer Choi said that female members of KPA could take up to ten percent of the total armed forces from administrative positions to front battalions. Kim testified “Most of small-caliber anti-aircraft guns are operated by women and there are even all-female independent brigades and regiments.” “North Korean authorities encourage women to be enlisted in coastal artillery by advertising ‘recruiting songs.’” Kim also said that virtually all of the North Korean train tunnels and bridges were guarded by women forces armed with 14.5mm machine gunnery. Korean People’s Army, according to the South Korean Ministry of Defense’s White Paper, boasts 1.17 million soldiers, and the government in North Korea has increasingly enlisted women since the population shrank in mid-90s. Kim is a former female member of the KPA 4-25 Training Camp (equivalent to a corps) 331st Brigade 6th Mechanized Battalion. She had served since 1997, the peak of starvation period. At that time many North Korean parents sent their daughters to the army for them to avoid hunger. Female officers have been mass-recruited since 1995 among women NCOs of proven party loyalty and good family background. They were trained for two years and then stationed in each unit. For the enlisted, both men and women are conscripted at their age of 17 while the female soldiers receive trainings specialized in anti-aircraft guns. However, some others, as their male compatriots, are more fortunate, due to their superb ancestral or family background, to be stationed in army hospitals or other more comfortable places than coastal artillery. “In more recent days,” another defector Choi said, “even aircraft pilots of Soviet-built IL-28 Bombers are filled with women.” North Korean enlisted women usually serve six to seven years, in contrast with ten to thirteen years of men’s service. Female veterans automatically become KWP member as they are discharged and enjoy higher chance to be selected as junior party official, but not as preferable marriage partner. News News NewsEconomy US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once againcenter_img News “Female Ratio in KPA Now More Than 10%” There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Facebook Twitter AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] By Daily NK – 2007.01.23 5:13pm last_img read more

Strategic decision to transform Boscobel Aerodrome to attract high end visitors to Jamaica – Golding

first_imgStrategic decision to transform Boscobel Aerodrome to attract high end visitors to Jamaica – Golding TourismJanuary 13, 2011 RelatedStrategic decision to transform Boscobel Aerodrome to attract high end visitors to Jamaica – Golding FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister Bruce Golding says the decision to transform the Boscobel Aerodrome now expanded and re-named the Ian Fleming international port of entry, was a strategic decision taken to upgrade it to handle small jets, international arrivals and to attract the high end of the tourist market. He said government recognised that there are segments of the leisure market that we have not made an attempt to break in to – the higher end. Mr. Golding was speaking yesterday (Jan 12) at the official opening of the Ian Fleming International port of entry previously known as the Boscobel aerodrome, in St Mary.   Mr. Golding said that while Jamaica did remarkably well in the mass end of the market which formed the backbone of the tourist industry for a long time, it was recognised that there are other elements of the market that can bring added value if we are able to entice them to Jamaica. He said the kind of visitors being targeted through this investment are persons who when they come here ‘they invest, they buy, they build and they create that added energy in the economy that we need so badly’. Mr. Golding  noted that these visitors were not interested in driving several miles to get to their destination and  so government was providing the facility where they could land at the new facility to encourage investment in the eastern section of the island where there is so much potential for further investment in tourism.  He called on local investors to recognise the new opportunities that were being created for them as well, as the airport expansion was a significant investment of confidence in Jamaica’s future. Mr. Golding also used the occasion to explain the decision to name the airport in memory of Ian Fleming, the British writer and creator of the world’s most famous fictional spy, James Bond. He noted that there were several sons of the soil after whom the airport could have been rededicated. However, Mr. Golding explained that Ian Fleming gave Jamaica an image much larger than it would otherwise have had as this was the place where the creativity emerged that enabled him to write 13 James Bond novels. ‘We also considered that the market to which we are appealing is a market to which the name Ian Fleming would have some resonance. We genuinely wanted to honour the memory of   Ian Fleming because of all that he has achieved and the extent to which he brought Jamaica into that achievement and we wanted to take advantage of his celebrity status’. He expressed Jamaica’s gratitude to the family members of Ian Fleming who were special guests at the function, thanking them for lending his name for which no royalties were charged.  On hand to witness and participate in the official opening of Jamaica’s third airport were several government Ministers and agency heads who collaborated on the expansion project including:  Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett; Transport and Works Minister Mike Henry; Minister with responsibility for Information, telecommunications and special projects Daryl Vaz, local parish council officials and executives of the Airports Authority of Jamaica. Advertisementscenter_img RelatedStrategic decision to transform Boscobel Aerodrome to attract high end visitors to Jamaica – Golding RelatedStrategic decision to transform Boscobel Aerodrome to attract high end visitors to Jamaica – Goldinglast_img read more

Santa Monica Democratic Club to host workplace sexual harassment panel

first_imgHomeNewsSanta Monica Democratic Club to host workplace sexual harassment panel Jul. 24, 2018 at 5:00 amNewsSanta Monica Democratic Club to host workplace sexual harassment panelGuest Author3 years agodaily pressNewsSanta Monicasanta monica daily press As new accusations and stories of sexual misconduct continue to surface every day, Santa Monica wants to tackle this issue at home.The Santa Monica Democratic Club (SMDC) will host a discussion panel at the Santa Monica Public Library MLK Auditorium (601 Santa Monica Blvd.) at 7 p.m. on Wed., July 25 addressing the subject. SMDC board member and women’s activist Barbi Appelquist moderate and the panelists will include President of the San Fernando Valley Young Democrats Jessica Yas Barker and research analyst for Unite Here local 11 Danielle Wilson.The panel continues the work of the #MeToo and #Times Up movements that began last fall with hundreds of women (actresses and others working in the entertainment industry) revealing years of sexual harassment by their male costars and/or management. While high profile such as allegations against Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein and Alabama’s Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore have made national news, the Santa Monica event will focus on the harassment of the everyday woman.The panel will dissect the issue of sexual mistreatment at work and discuss how to navigate working as a woman.“Over the past several months, we have seen the issue of women’s rights in the workplace, specifically regarding sexual harassment, rise to prominence as more women have come forward every day about mistreatment by prominent male public figures,” said SMDC o-President Sion Roy in an email.“Please join us for a panel discussion on this important issue, as we consider how Santa Monica Democrats can advocate for women and support #WeSaidEnough, #MeToo, and #TimesUp movements across the state and country.”The SMDC is a local political organization and claims to be the oldest official democratic club in California. The club has a focus on the traditional topics like educating democrats on current events, endorsing democratic candidates for office and debating political ideas but they also have a history of tackling civil rights issues.“One thing that board has been involved in for decades is gender equality and women’s rights,” said Appelquist.She said the group has had many internal discussions over the subject and felt the current climate required those conversations to become a public event.“We’re going to start off with the panelists giving personal stories [what their #MeToo moment was] and then for the second part, they will go into what they are working on now. As well as what we, as Santa Monica residents, can do to support,” Appelquist said.The hope is that the public discussion helps galvanize local, community support into national action and increases the confidence of women to come forward with their issues.“A lot of times people don’t come forward because very few of these cases are actually processed,” she said. “Like if we look at rape kits, millions of rape kits go untested. The state of Georgia instituted legislature that delineated a time frame in which all kits have to be processed by and I think Georgia is an example how you need to have support at a state level to have it at a national one.”The Executive Board of the club will host a meet and greet from 6:30 to 7 p.m. before the event for first time and new members. The main event will start at 7 p.m. Attendance is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Parking will be available and the lot is Handicap accessible. Visit for more [email protected] :daily pressNewsSanta Monicasanta monica daily pressshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentControversial candidates pull papers for November electionSuburban teen acquitted in South Los Angeles gang killingYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall9 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson20 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter20 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor20 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press20 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press20 hours agolast_img read more