Fathers’ working week gets longer by the hour

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. The number of hours fathers are working in an average week is on the rise,research by the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) reveals. The survey finds that during 2001 a father’s average working week was 47.3hours, an increase of nearly 5 per cent on 1998 when fathers worked an averageof 45.1 hours a week. Sixty-six per cent of fathers were working more than 41 hours per week in2001, compared with 62 per cent three years earlier. The proportion of fathersworking overtime, paid or unpaid, also increased by 2 per cent from 51 per centto 53 per cent. Commenting on the figures, released on Father’s Day (16 June), EOCchairwoman Julie Mellor urged employers to put more emphasis on work-lifebalance policies to give dads a chance to spend more time with their children. “Father’s Day is an opportunity for families to celebratefatherhood,” she said. “But dads are dads all year long, not just onone special day. These figures suggest that many children are seeing less oftheir dad than they used to. This is really bad news for families. “Despite growing awareness of the importance of achieving a balancebetween work and family, men are still missing out on the opportunity to beinvolved in caring for their children, and children are missing out on havingtheir dad around. The challenge for employers is to enable dads to break out ofthe straitjacket of long and inflexible working hours.” www.eoc.org.uk Fathers’ working week gets longer by the hourOn 25 Jun 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Bulldogs Baseball Results

first_imgThe Bulldogs fell to Greensburg 2-1 in extra innings on Thursday on the final play of the game. The game was tied at one with Greensburg batting in the bottom of the eighth when an error scored one run for Greensburg.The pitching was strong on both sides. Greensburg pitchers struck out ten, while Bulldogssat down five.Greensburg got on the board in the first inning when Logan Smith singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.The Bulldogs evened things up at one in the top of the third inning. An error scored one run for Bulldogs.Ben Duerstock was the winning pitcher for Greensburg. He lasted eight innings, allowing three hits and one run while striking out ten.Sam Voegele took the loss for Batesville. He surrendered one run on one hit over one-third of an inning, walking one.Lane Oesterling started the game for the Bulldogs. He went seven innings, allowing one run on two hits and striking out five.Calvin Sherwood, Trey Heidlage, and Quinn Werner each managed one hit to lead the Bulldogs. Both teams were strong on the mound on Thursday, but Greensburg was just a little bit stronger at the plate in a victory over the Bulldogs on Thursday. Senior Joe Bohman started the game for Batesville and recorded 18 outs.One bright spot for Batesville was a single by Calvin Sherwood in the first inning.Logan Smith was the winning pitcher for Greensburg. He allowed three hits and zero runs over five innings, striking out four. Mason McLeod threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen. McLeod recorded the last six outs to earn the save for Greensburg.Bohman took the loss for the Bulldogs. He went six innings, allowing three runs on six hits, striking out six and walking one.Quinn Werner, Sherwood, and Brayden Worthington each collected one hit to lead Batesville.The two losses put the Bulldogs even on the year at 7-7 and 3-5 in the EIAC.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Justin Tucker.The Batesville Bulldogs JV improves their record to 4-3 on the season when they handily beat North Decatur in five innings by a score of 10 to 0.Sophomore Adam Cox had a solid outing on the mound. He pitched all five innings not allowing a run and only giving up two hits and struck out seven Chargers in route to earning his first win of the season. The Bulldogs were able to steal bases at will swiping 10 bags in the shortened game. Bulldog hitters only needed seven hits to accumulate the 10 runs. Leading the way was sophomores Brayden Linkel and Adam Cox with two hits a piece. Clay Grunkemeyer and Seth Gausman each had to RBI’s. The Bulldog defense had another impressive error free game.The JV squad jumps back into conference play when they travel to Lawrenceburg to play the Tigers on Monday April 30 at 5:30 p.m. and then again on Thursday May 3 at the BHS field, a 5:30 p.m. start time as well.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jason Meyer. An early lead helped the Bulldogs defeat North Decatur 15-5 on Saturday. Batesville scored on a sacrifice fly by Sam Voegele, a single by Joe Bohman, a double by Trey Peters, and a single by Brayden Worthington in the first inning.Batesville scored six runs in the sixth inning. Bohman, Peters, Worthington, Trey Heidlage, and Quinn Werner all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.Riley Zink pitched the Bulldogs to victory. He went five innings, allowing five runs on four hits and striking out six. Clay Grunkemeyer threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.Tyler Walterman took the loss for North Decatur. He allowed five hits and five runs over two and a third innings, striking out two.The Bulldogs saw the ball well today, racking up 12 hits in the game. Worthington, Peters, Bohman, Werner, and Heidlage all collected multiple hits for Batesville. The Bulldogs stole eight bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Voegele led the way with two.WIth the win, Batesville moves to 8-8 on the year. The Bulldogs will head back into conference play on Monday when they take on Lawrenceburg.The Bulldogs couldn’t keep up with Union County and fell 11-1 on Friday.In the first inning, Union County got their offense started. Miller singled on a 0-2 count, scoring one run.Union County pulled away for good with two runs in the second inning. In the second, Scott singled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run and an error scored one run for Union County.Union County scored eight runs in the fourth inning.Kottka led the Union County to victory on the pitcher’s mound. He lasted four innings, allowing three hits and one run while striking out three and walking zero. Freeman threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.Caleb Raab took the loss for Batesville. He went three and a third innings, allowing eight runs on nine hits and walking zero.Trey Peters, Trey Heidlage, and Sam Voegele each managed one hit to lead the Bulldogs.The loss puts the Bulldogs at 7-8 for the season and 3-5 in the EIAC.last_img read more