IBJ for www.theindianalawyer.comTwo women employed in the Indianapolis offices of Salesforce.com Inc. have filed federal discrimination lawsuits against the cloud-software giant, claiming the company passed them over for promotions on multiple occasions because of their race and gender.Tanya Blackwell, who turned or turns 45 this year, and Maria Boyd, whose age was not mentioned in court records, each filed civil suits in the past month in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. The suits follow complaints Blackwell and Boyd filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, court documents said.Blackwell, who’s black, and Boyd, who’s Puerto Rican, are seeking damages for “wages, benefits, compensation, and other monetary loss suffered,” although exact figures were not specified in the suits.Blackwell, who also alleged she was underpaid, no longer works for the San Francisco-based company, which employs about 1,400 in Indianapolis. Boyd’s employment status is not clear.Andrew Dutkanych, an attorney with Biesecker Dutkanych & Macer LLC in Evansville, represents both women. Asked in an email if more suits were forthcoming, he said, “While additional suits are possible given the systemic nature of the allegations, there are no additional suits presently planned or on the immediate horizon.”Salesforce declined to respond to the allegations, saying it does not comment on pending litigation.The allegations run counter to the stated philosophy of Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, who’s an outspoken proponent of equal pay and rights for women and minorities.Last spring, Benioff said the company would analyze and then eliminate its gender pay gap, and in a blog post last month the company said it spent $3 million doing so in 2015. That amounted to raises for about 1,000 women and men out of about 17,000 employees globally.Blackwell said in a suit, filed Thursday, that she worked for Indianapolis-based ExactTarget Inc.—acquired by Salesforce in summer 2013—since September 2012 as a director of credit and collections. She alleged she was paid less than “similarly situated younger males and non-African-Americans” despite performing similar work. She also said she watched younger, white peers repeatedly get promoted while she remained in the same position for the final 30 months of her job.She was terminated in April 2015 after her position was eliminated, her suit said.Boyd filed her suit March 14. She began working at ExactTarget in June 2008 as a contract revenue specialist, and, after two promotions, was a global manager of credit and collections by November 2013. She reported to Blackwell.Salesforce promotes employees in November and May, the lawsuit said, so in September 2014 Blackwell recommended Boyd’s promotion for the ensuing November round. Boyd was not promoted.When Blackwell followed up about the reason Boyd was passed over, she was told Boyd’s promotion “fell through the cracks” because officials behind the promotions didn’t receive a signature from a senior vice president, the suit alleges. Ultimately, the suit said, Blackwell was told that Boyd would be part of the next round of promotions in May 2015.Boyd was not promoted then or in subsequent rounds, according to the lawsuit, which claims the company has “a disproportionate number of males and Caucasians across its upper levels of management.”While Boyd’s lawsuit didn’t indicate whether she was still with Salesforce, her LinkedIn profile says she’s a global manager of credit and collections at Salesforce’s Indianapolis offices.Blackwell not only suffered from a lack of pay and promotions, her lawsuit said, but also was assigned to report to one of her co-workers who, like her, was a director. Meanwhile, her male, non-African-American counterparts reported to Senior Vice President Lisa Edwards, the suit said.On or around April 16, 2015, Blackwell said she spoke with human resources official Angela Whatley about how she perceived she was being treated at Salesforce, and the fact that the company effectively ignored her suggestion to promote Boyd. Five days later, Blackwell’s job was eliminated.When asked what evidence Blackwell had for her pay discrimination allegations, Dutkanych said in an email, “She was aware of the compensation her peers received.”According to her LinkedIn profile, Blackwell now is a senior director of global credit and collections at Discovery Communications Inc. in Washington, D.C.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Load remaining images The famed Boulder venue, The Fox Theatre, opened on March 6th, 1992. Twenty-five years later, the space is still going strong as one of the most preeminent music venues on Colorado’s Front Range. This past month, the Fox Theatre celebrated its long-standing history with a 25th anniversary month jam-packed with performances by a bunch of our favorite acts. To it all out, The Fox Theatre tapped G. Love and Special Sauce to play the final performance of their insane March musical calendar on March 31st. You can check out photos from G. Love and Special Sauce’s show marking an end to the Fox Theatre’s 25th anniversary month below, courtesy of Alan Westman.
What can we learn about the Industrial Revolution from a 19th century recipe? What can we discern about culture from a 17th century banquet menu? What can a Reconstruction-era cookbook tell us about architecture? Quite a bit, actually.Seventeen scholars, academics, and foodies from across the globe gathered in the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for “Reading Historic Cookbooks: A Structured Approach,” a weeklong seminar designed to teach researchers and scholars how to discern valuable data from recipes, menus, and cookbooks.Led by Barbara Ketcham Wheaton, the honorary curator of the culinary collection at the Schlesinger Library, students spent last week examining British and American texts from three centuries and learning how to approach such texts systematically in order to discern information from various fields of study.“This kind of analysis is very helpful when trying to get information out of cookbooks,” said William Rubel, a writer and cook who focuses on traditional cooking methods. “This focuses one’s attention on the details, and the devil very often is in the details. The seminar helps us learn how to see between the lines to derive information from what’s implicitly said and also what’s missing.”During one morning session, a participant talked about a 17th century recipe that called for pushing food through a colander using an apple. A fellow scholar asked whether the recipe intended the cook to use a piece of fruit or a round object that might have been dubbed “an apple.” As debate ensued and doubt was expressed, a smile broke on Wheaton’s face.“I told you when we started that we would know less at the end of the week than we did at the beginning,” she said.Wheaton, a renowned culinary scholar, got the idea for the seminar while researching her book, “Savoring the Past: The French Kitchen and Table from 1300 to 1789,” which entailed reading cookbooks spanning that period.“I had to figure out for myself how to read them,” she said. “You cannot read three cookbooks and see how they’re different. You need to be systematic.”Wheaton distributed several cookbook readings for the week that span various centuries in Britain and America. At first, students are asked simply to look at the obvious: what is being cooked. By the end of the week, she challenges them to examine the language, ingredients, and tools used to discern how these books fit into the lives of people in their time and place.“The Closet of Sir Kenelme Digby,” written in 1669, gives hints of the introduction of science to the kitchen. A book from 1825 reveals the beginnings of temperance sentiments that would lead to Prohibition nearly a century later. And in a nod to industrialization, a “Mrs. Putnam’s” cookbook from the mid-19th century references brand-name, machine-made kettles and griddles.Wheaton began offering her seminar in the early ’90s, and has held it in Los Angeles, New York, and Toronto. This was the second time she has taught it at Radcliffe. In recent years, Wheaton said she has seen a proliferation of academics attending, as the field of culinary history has grown and scholars in other areas realize the value of cookbooks as a primary source for research.“Food is one of the basic life things that humans have used to make an identity for themselves,” she said. “Yes, we need it. But we have used it also to create a system of beliefs, nationality, and culture.”The course has long attracted “an interesting variety of people.” In addition to several scholars and authors, a number of food and book enthusiasts were present: Nach Waxman, who owns the noted culinary bookshop Kitchen Arts & Letters in New York; Suzi Sheffield, a restaurant owner from Columbia, S.C.; and Kathleen Wall, the colonial foodways culinarian at Plimoth Plantation.As participants discussed their readings, expertise emerged. One knew all about the virtues of glass butter churns over wooden ones (the wooden ones rot easily and can make butter spoil), while another chimed in on regional barbecue techniques, and another explained how pressure cookers changed the socioeconomic status of families in India by freeing women from the kitchen and allowing them to work.“You’re getting a bunch of like-minded people together in one space,” said Regina Sexton, an author who teaches at University College Cork in Ireland. “That’s invaluable in its own right.”A special treat for participants was when Wheaton brought out treasures from the Schlesinger Library vault. Home to 15,000 culinary works, the Schlesinger’s culinary collection is one of the largest and oldest of its type, attracting academics and researchers from around the world. Begun as a collection intended to document the domestic focus and contributions of women, it has expanded to become an international collection covering culinary history, the cooking professions, gastronomy, the history of domestic life and management, and the role of food in history and culture.Cookbooks, Wheaton explained, are somewhat harder to collect than other kinds of antiquarian works. Because they’re intended for frequent use, they’re kept in kitchens, not libraries, and are often soiled, written in, stained, and generally battered.“Here, we have a genuine, authentic 19th century splotch,” she told her class as she walked around with a tattered volume.Students exclaimed over a handwritten cookbook put together by a group of British women (as a precursor to the Junior League and church cookbooks that would become popular in the following centuries) and took photographs as Wheaton walked around with obscure volumes by the likes of Gervase Markham, Miss Leslie, and Richard Bradley.Back when she picked up her first old cookbook in the ’60s, Wheaton remembers being the only person she knew who was interested in such things.“Fifty years later, I’m still reading, still trying to make sense of them,” she said, as her cohorts chatted around her. “But I’m not alone anymore.”
The Sikka administration has also requested 10 more doctors from the Health Ministry to help with the outbreak.Benediktus Lukas Raja, a Sikka Regional Legislative Council (DPRD) member, told The Jakarta Post that the Sikka administration had to take more serious steps to handle the outbreak.“There had been 11 dengue fever patients [who died]. We ask the administration and our friends at the Health Ministry to be more proactive,” Benediktus said.He said the dengue fever response should involve all stakeholders, including the Health Ministry, community health centers (Puskesmas), village heads, subdistrict heads, village heads and community heads.He added that the Health Agency should make a master plan to handle other possible disease outbreaks, such as malaria and filariasis.“People working in health care should not think that we have to be sick first to get treatment, instead they should think about how to minimize the number of sick people. There is no point building a luxurious health facility if the number of sick people keeps going up,” he said. (gis)Topics : Eleven people have died due to dengue fever in Sikka regency, East Nusa Tenggara, while up to 1,057 people have been infected since the beginning of the year, the Sikka Health Agency reported.Sikka Regent Robby Idong declared an Extraordinary Occurrence (KLB) in relation to the dengue outbreak in January. Sikka Health Agency acting head Petrus Herlemus, said the KLB had been extended to March 2020, the third such extension since the KLB was first announced.Petrus also said the medical team in Sikka was now on 24-hour alert to handle incoming dengue patients.
All the properties have been fetching good rental, including the one that’s currently on the market for sale in Corinda. That home’s rent was appraised at $640 week, and sits across from Dunlop Park, the Oxley Football Club and Dunlop Pool with the 18-hole Oxley Golf Course a five-minute walk away. In 2010 she had it listed for rent at $450 a week, which went to $495 two years ago and this month raised further to $640 a week. PALMER PRINCESS PROPERTY PORTFOLIO: (Homes listed to E Palmer) More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours ago Paradise Point, QLD, 4216 House: 4 bed 4 bath 828sqm Sale Price: $1,600,000 Sale Date: 26 Oct. 2012 Yaroomba, QLD, 4573 Unit: 3 bed 2 bath 282sqm Sale Price: $928,500 Sale Date: 19 Apr. 2006 819 Oxley Road Corinda, QLD, 4075 House: 4 bed 3 bath 405sqm Sale Price: $120,000 Sale Date: 4 May 2003 Little Mountain, QLD, 4551 House: 3 bed 2 bath 2,099sqm Sale Price: $100,000 Sale Date: 12 Mar 1990 Taringa, QLD, 4068 House: 3 bed 2 bath 407sqm Sale Price: $75,000Sale Date: 29 Jul. 1982 Broadbeach Waters, QLD, 4218 House: 3 bed 2 bath 817sqm Sale Price: $0 Sale Date: ? (Source: CoreLogic) Ms Palmer is also fortunate enough to own a great rental property in university suburb Taringa, which of course is on the same river peninsula as the University of Queensland. It’s a beautiful art deco home that the young lady has had upgraded. It was bought for $75,000 in 1982 — 13 years before she was born.But by far the most luxurious of them all is a four bed mansion in Paradise Point on the Gold Coast — a stunning four bedroom, four bathroom home that was bought for $1.8m on her 18th birthday. The outlook at her Paradise Point property. Clive Palmer holding Mary, his baby daughter with second wife Anna (far left), and flanked by Emily and Michael, his son and daughter from his first marriage in this file picture supplied by Clive Palmer. Picture: SuppliedBEING the daughter of embattled businessman Clive Palmer does have its perks, like being able to sell off one of your six residential properties to raise some cash.Emily Palmer, Clive’s 23-year-old daughter from his first marriage, is listed as owning six properties — five of which she ended up with after the untimely death of her mother, Susan over a decade ago.It’s one of those homes that she’s decided to sell — a four-bedroom house at 819 Oxley Road in Corinda, 8.8 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD. The property had been bought three years before her mother passed away for $120,000 and the land alone was last year valued at $300,000, according to CoreLogic records.The list of titles have set her up so comfortably, she doesn’t need her father’s finances. INSIDE CLIVE PALMER’S NEWEST BRISBANE MANSION MICHEAL PALMER NEVER HAS TO WORK A DAY IN HIS LIFE NOW PAT RAFTER LOSES MILLIONS IN PROPERTY DEAL Emily Palmer’s Paradise Point mansion is the jewel in her property crown. Picture: Realestate.com.au Her titles include a three bedroom, two bathroom house on a large 817sqm block in popular Broadbeach Waters on the Gold Coast.She also owns a three bedroom unit at Coolum on the Sunshine Coast that was listed as having sold to the family for $928,000 over a decade ago, and is now in her name.There’s also a three bed house on a massive 2099sqm block in Little Mountain that was bought for $100,000 four years before she was born. That one’s a three bedroom, two bathroom home. Quite an iconic view from her Broadbeach Waters investment.
aw, RIP Don Larsen. At least he & Yogi can hug together again. pic.twitter.com/Qv8e2TI7ZF— Andrew Mearns (@MearnsPSA) January 2, 2020 WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV Last Updated: 2nd January, 2020 22:31 IST Yankees’ Don Larsen, The Only Pitcher To Throw A Perfect Game In World Series, Dies At 90 New York Yankees’ legend Don Larsen passed away at the age of 90 on January 1, 2020. Larsen was the only player to pitch a perfect game in the World Series. Abhishek Shetty We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Don Larsen, who remained a welcome & familiar face at our annual Old-Timers’ Day celebrations. The Yankees organization extends its deepest condolences to Don’s family and friends during this difficult time. He will be missed. pic.twitter.com/OgOdofzSTS— New York Yankees (@Yankees) January 2, 2020 FOLLOW US New York Yankees’ legend and former pitcher Don Larsen passed away at the age of 90 on January 1, 2020. Larsen was the only player to pitch a perfect game in the World Series. The record came against Brooklyn Dodgers in match 5 of the World Series on October 8, 1956.Andrew Levy, who is Don Larsen’s representative, confirmed the news of the legend’s death via a tweet. Don Larsen retired in 1968 after an illustrious 15-year career which started in 1953 During his Major League Baseball career, Larsen pitched for Yankees, St. Louis Browns, Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Athletics, Chicago White Sox, San Francisco Giants, Houston Colt .45s, Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs. Also Read | Marshawn Lynch Should’ve Joined Raiders Instead Of Seahawks According To Derek Carr Written By COMMENT Also Read | Marshawn Lynch Went ‘Beast Mode’ For His Seattle Seahawks Comeback, Secret Training RegimeNew York Yankees paid their tribute to Don LarsenDon Larsen’s perfect game in the World Series against Brooklyn Dodgers is a record which is yet to be broken. Larsen (while talking about his performance) said, “I never had that kind of control in my life.” The New York Yankees released a statement post the legend’s death. It called Don Larsen’s perfect game as a defining moment for their franchise. The statement also read, “The unmitigated joy reflected in his embrace with Yogi Berra after the game’s final out will forever hold a secure place in Yankees lore. It was the pinnacle of baseball success and a reminder of the incredible, unforgettable things that can take place on a baseball field.”Also Read | Antonio Brown Impresses New Orleans Saints With Workout But No Deal Imminent The world is less “perfect” today. Don Larsen, the only man to pitch a perfect game in World Series history, is gone. Goodbye, my friend. We will miss you! @dcone36 @BoomerWells33 @Yankees @MLB @YESNetwork @WFAN660 @MLBNetwork @espn pic.twitter.com/X9X9y3gbSM— Andrew Levy (@ALevyNYC) January 2, 2020 Also Read | Yankees Star James Paxton Welcomes New $324 Million Superstar Gerrit Cole First Published: 2nd January, 2020 22:31 IST