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Brock Media Clips for Friday Oct 12

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Here’s a look at some of the media attention Brock University received recently.The best bosses are humble bosses: Research from Psychology Professor Michael Ashton about humility was included in a Wall Street Journal article, which highlights the trend among organizations to promote effective leaders who also remain humble.    Liberals told to build new benefits for ill, unemployed workers: In a Toronto Star article, Associate Professor of Sociology Kate Bezanson said employment insurance in Canada might become too inflexible to deal with shifting family, labour market and regional circumstances unless it is changed.Brock study estimates its economic impact: A recent study from Brock’s Niagara Community Observatory, which said the University and its students have an economic impact of nearly half a billion dollars each year on the Niagara region, was featured in the St. Catharines Standard and on Newstalk 610 CKTB.  Getting to the root of lavender’s secrets: The work of a team that included Brock Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Ping Liang to map the complete genetic makeup of the lavender plant was featured in a Science Daily article.¿Está Canadá lista para la legalización del uso recreativo del cannabis?: Associate Professor of Operations Research Michael Armstrong spoke with Nicaraguan website Metro about Canada’s upcoming legalization of recreational cannabis use.If you know of an appearance or story about a Brock faculty member, student, athlete or alumni, please drop us a line with a link to the story at [email protected] read more

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Racism row councillor readmitted to Fine Gael

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first_imgTHE FORMER MAYOR of Naas, who was forced to resign after comments he made about black Africans, has been welcomed back into the Fine Gael party.Darren Scully, who said that he would not represent black Africans because he had been “met with aggressiveness, I have been met with bad manners, I have also been played the race card”.Scully subsequently apologised “unreservedly” for his remarks and resigned as mayor of the Kildare town, claiming his remarks were “open to interpretation” that he did not intend.He was then stripped of the Fine Gael whip, later telling TheJournal.ie that “certain sections of society” wouldn’t be happy until he was “deported somewhere”.Labour TD Aodhán Ó’Ríordáin reported the comments to gardaí.Now, some 20 months after the controversy, Fine Gael has welcomed him back into the fold. Scully will contest next year’s local elections under the Fine Gael banner, aiming to repeat his result in 2009, when he topped the poll.Speaking to KFM today, the party’s General Secretary Tom Curran said that the time had come to forgive Scully and move on.Curran said that there was a “general acceptance” within the party that it was time to move on.“What he did was wrong. He has paid the price. Everyone deserves the chance to redeem themselves.I am sure of a number of things. I am sure that Darren is not a racist, I am sure that what he said was wrong and I am sure that he has learned from a major mistake he made in his political life.“Now is the time for us to move on.”Read: Fine Gael investigating Mayor’s race commentsRead: Darren Scully: ‘Some people won’t be happy until I am deported’last_img read more

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