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Refugees will help to avert a nursing recruitment crisis

first_img Previous Article Next Article TheGovernment must make greater use of refugees to avert a crisis in therecruitment of nurses, according to the results of a year-long study.Thereport, presented to health minister John Hutton at the Emp-loyability Forumconference last week, offers a better way to register and employ refugeenurses.Italso recommends a national database, to alert employers to the untapped skillson their doorstep, and to provide more effective pathways to registration andemployment for refugee nurses, greater use of intensive language courses, andthe introduction of more supervised practice placements and mentoring.Anestimated 25 per cent of nurses employed by the NHS will leave in the next fiveyears.RoswynHakesley-Brown, who chaired the taskforce that carried out the research, saidthat refugee nurses have huge talents to offer, which the UK badly needs.“Ata time of skills shortages in nursing, refugee nurses represent a significant,but largely untapped, pool of talent,” she said. PersonnelToday’s ‘Refugees in Employment’ campaign has lobbied for a comprehensiverefugees skills database for two years. Des-pite the Government’s promises, ithas yet to come into existence. Refugees will help to avert a nursing recruitment crisisOn 27 Jul 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Lessons of the Week! Kristin Chenoweth, Daphne Rubin-Vega & More

first_img Kristin Chenoweth Star Files View Commentscenter_img Happy Friday/All Hallows Eve Eve/Wicked-versary! It’s been a particularly spooky seven days on the Great White Way, and we’re wrapping it up with an appropriately spooky Lessons of the Week! From a Broadway legend’s house of horrors to not one, but two human-dog hybrids, check it out…if you dare.Kristin Chenoweth Is Her Own ZooFirst, she played a singing poison dart frog named Gabi. Then came Vanessa Gekko the gecko (and talent agent). Now, the pocket diva is lending her voice to a dog. The Tony winner will play Fifi, Snoopy’s love interest, in the upcoming Peanuts film. Is there anything the Mistress of All Evil can’t do? Hey Cheno, we hear there’s a Cats revival coming up. And your pal Marlee Matlin also wants in.Benanti Is the New Mistress of All EvilSpeaking of Mistresses of All Evil, it looks like Laura Benanti is embracing the darkness later this season on Supergirl. In addition to playing Alura Zor-El (Supergirl’s mother), the Tony winner is also taking on (SPOILER!) the role of her evil twin sister. Does this mean a return of the side-eye on primetime TV?!Annaleigh Has Non-Human DreamsChenoweth’s not the only one to embrace her inner canine. Annaleigh Ashford is man’s new best friend in Sylvia, and at the play’s opening night party, she told us, “I always hoped I would play a non-human…and my dream came true!” All of Ashford’s previous performances have been borderline otherworldly, but they’ve all been humans. However, if you told us Essie was actually an alien, we’d believe it.Don’t Enter Sheldon Harnick’s BasementWho’s got three Tonys, two shows on Broadway this season and a basement full of Broadway stars? It’s Sheldon Harnick! OK, we’re pretty sure he was joking about the last one, but he did say when you find a performer who understands your work, “you want to adopt them, make them yours and lock them up in a room.” Looks like someone’s gotten into the Halloween spirit. Look out, Danny!Mara Davi Does Not Have the HerpMara Davi has had an illustrious career, from her current gig tapping up a storm in Dames at Sea to not being sorry on Smash to knocking out cold sores in Abreva commercials. The Broadway baby assured viewers that she does not actually have “the Herp,” and that TV spot has been a saving grace during periods of unemployment. But if you did have herpes, no judgment. Ship happens.Lydia Wilson’s a PinheadWhen she’s not delivering fierce monologues, flashing a familiar sapphire and aggressively leaning on desks in King Charles III, Lydia Wilson can be seeing surfing Pinterest. The Broadway newcomer revealed she’s obsessed with the site because it’s essentially “shopping for free.” Hey, Lydia: if you want to pin some Broadway marquees or, I don’t know, your Fresh Face portrait, we’ve got you covered.There Are Too Many Schuyler SistersLet’s see if we can keep track. Angelica (werk, werk), Eliza and Peggy…and Beyoncé…and Oprah. While we’re at it, add Brian d’Arcy James, Jonathan Groff and Andrew Rannells. The three kings put our lip-syncing skills to shame at a recent #Ham4Ham show as they flawlessly performed their own interpretation of a certain Hamilton tune. Is there anyone out there who isn’t an honorary Schuyler sister?!Jonathan Larson Still Keeps Daphne WarmDaphne Rubin-Vega is serving up some questionable eats as a Sweeney Todd-esque subway tunnel denizen in Empanada Loca. Dolores new character written just for her, but her costume comes from a crucial moment in Rubin-Vega’s past. She’s sporting the Mimi boots from Rent once again, and the hoodie belonged to Jonathan Larson. It’s a way for her to relive her “Lassie” moment. Just watch the video.Miriam Shor Has a Cheesy PastBefore she was serving statement jewelry realness on Younger and in real life, she was serving Chicago deep dish. At the Dames at Sea opening night, the stage and screen vet shared that her “fresh off the bus” first job wasn’t very glamorous. Instead of tapping her way to stardom or whatever, she worked as a waitress at Pizzeria Uno. Hey, a job’s a job, and those golden donuts don’t buy themselves.No One Mourns the Wicked, BruhNo performance of Wicked henceforth will be complete without a pre-show tailgate, complete with Idina Frisbees and Stephen Schwartz kegs. Thank Billy Eichner and Jason Sudeikis, who bro’d out over the musical outside the Gershwin Theatre. Check that Shiz out! Stand there with the Wizard, bruh! Feel things you’ve never felt, bruh! Let’s grab a slice of ‘za with Miriam Shor, bruh!last_img read more

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Pellegrini hails four-star Aguero

first_img Press Association Aguero scored all of City’s goals as the champions ran out 4-1 winners over 10-man Spurs in a breathless Barclays Premier League encounter at the Etihad Stadium. The Argentinian also missed a number of other chances, including one of the three penalties he stepped up to take during the game. Pellegrini said: “Joe is the number one keeper of England. He made important saves. “You will all remember the penalty, which was a good save, but he also made a good save early in the first half. “But when we win the game it’s not just because of one of two players. It’s about the whole team performance. “When you score four goals as Kun did or you make so many good saves as Joe did, then of course it’s very important to our team, but it’s not fair if you don’t talk about what James Milner did or (Vincent) Kompany or (Bacary) Sagna.” Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino had almost pre-empted Aguero’s devastating display by comparing his play to the genius of Mozart in the build-up to the game. It was also a performance that proved fit for a king – with Juan Carlos, Spain’s former monarch, among the VIP guests. Pochettino said: “Kun Aguero had a very good day. He scored it was a very good performance from him. “It was a great game but I’m disappointed with the result. It was tough for us but we need to take the positives and improve. “The third penalty finished the game for us because at the time we had possibilities to score. “But the first key moment of the game was City’s first penalty – for me it wasn’t a penalty. “The next was our penalty miss and the big save from Joe Hart just after. That was a big moment.” Last season Pellegrini suggested Aguero was behind only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo among the world’s best players and, now he has apparently overcome the numerous injuries that have plagued him ever since, the City boss is again of similar opinion. Pellegrini said: “It was not easy for Kun last year when he had too many injuries. You can’t put in performances like he did today when you’re not 100 per cent fit. “But now he’s working very well. Maybe he will not score four goals in a game again but he will demonstrate why everyone says he’s one of the best players in the world. “I have said before he could be a Ballon d’Or player. “I have known him a lot of years. I saw his career in Argentina and Spain before he came to England and that’s why I say he’d one of the three or four most important strikers in the world – not (just) because he scored four goals (today).” Aguero’s first goal was cancelled out by a Christian Eriksen strike but he restored City’s advantage from the spot. He then had another penalty saved by Hugo Lloris but made sure with his third attempt from 12 yards after Federico Fazio was sent off. He completed the scoring with a second crisp strike after 75 minutes but City’s performance was not all about the Argentinian. Goalkeeper Joe Hart also had a fine game, making a number of saves in an open encounter, including a penalty stop from Roberto Soldado. Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini hailed the performance of Sergio Aguero after the striker’s four-goal demolition of Tottenham.last_img read more