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Margaret Spence - The Workers Comp Educator
Margaret Spence, CWC, RMPE - Author of From Workers' Comp Claimant to Valued Employee. Our program links Workers' Compensation with Human Resources best practices.
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
Mrs. Gaskell as she was popularly known, had a hard and lonely childhood, spent with various aunts and relatives after her mother died and her father left her. The young Elizabeth met and married a clergyman and moved to Manchester with him. It was here that she developed her strong sense of social justice and the themes which form the basis of her writing. Her biography of her dear friend Charlotte Bronte is considered a classic and provides a wonderfully human picture of the Yorkshire geni ...
Mistakes of Moses by INGERSOLL, Robert G.
Robert G. Ingersoll was an extremely popular humanist orator in the late nineteenth century, and he wrote Mistakes of Moses after many bootlegged versions of his speeches had been published and circulated. In Mistakes of Moses, through a close, literal reading of the Pentateuch, he challenges biblical stories using science, logic and morality. (Summary by Margaret)
Martyred Armenia by EL-GHUSEIN, Fa'iz
This is a first hand account of the Armenian Genocide written by a Syrian who had been a Turkish official for three and a half years. His accounts tell of the worst of humanity, and also of the noblest. The noble include families who courageously support each other in the face of death, and Turks who refuse to follow orders to kill, knowing that they shall be executed themselves for their defiance.The genocide occurred just before and during World War I, and estimates as to the number of peo ...
Bill of Divorcement, A by DANE, Clemence
A Bill of Divorcement describes a day in the lives of a middle-aged British woman named Margaret "Meg" Fairfield, her daughter Sydney, Sydney's fiancé Kit Humphreys, Meg's fiancé Gray Meredith, and Meg's husband Hilary, who escapes after spending almost twenty years in a mental hospital. A 1932 film of the same name was directed by George Cukor and starred Katharine Hepburn and John Barrymore. (Summary by Wikipedia & Amanda Friday) Cast Margaret Fairfield: Arielle Lipshaw Miss Hester Fairfie ...
Fruit of the Tree, The by WHARTON, Edith
When published in 1907, this novel about the lives of a wealthy mill owner, her socially progressive husband and friends caused a stir due to its treatment of drug abuse, mercy killing, divorce and second marriages. (Summary by Margaret)
Moneychangers, The by SINCLAIR, Upton
A story of white collar crime and intrigue told from the point of view of Montague, a member of the privileged class of New York. Montague witnesses the manipulation and upset of the stock market by high financier Dan Waterman who is motivated by revenge. Waterman's character is loosely based on J.P. Morgan. (Summary by Margaret)
Orpheus C. Kerr Papers Vol. 1, The by NEWELL, Robert Henry
These are a collection of humorous "letters" written by a fictional character to a relation in the north during the Civil War. They were published regularly in the New York Mercury Sunday newspaper for the four years of the war. In the letters, Newell pokes fun at northern generals, politicians, and has hard things to say about southerners. Although Newell is rarely serious, I imagine the letters reflect the bitterness and frustration of many northerners at the time. (Introduction by Margaret)
Merton of the Movies by WILSON, Harry Leon
Merton of the Movies is a comedy that centers around Merton Gill, an aspiring dramatic artist from Simsbury, Illinois who makes his way to Hollywood to become a serious actor. How could Merton fail in attaining his dreams after finishing a correspondence course from the General Film Production Company of Stebbinsville, Arkansas, certifying him to be a competent screen actor? Harry Leon Wilson, the author, was a very popular humor writer in the first decades of the 20th century. This book was ...
Contending Forces by HOPKINS, Pauline Elizabeth
Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins, despite an impressive record of productivity and creativity as a novelist, playwright, short fiction writer, editor, actress, and singer, is an African-American woman writer who has essentially been consigned to the dustbins of American literary history. Though contemporary with Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Charles W. Chesnutt, and Paul Laurence Dunbar, Hopkins is only now beginning to receive the kind of critical attention that Harper has enjoyed for a slightly l ...
Miss Mackenzie by TROLLOPE, Anthony
The thirty-five year-old (hence utterly over-the-hill) Miss Margaret Mackenzie, having devoted her life to others, suddenly finds herself with no one to care for, and in possession of a moderate fortune. Having money, she is now much sought-after and no longer universally deemed too old to marry. Partly because she has spent her life taking care of the brother whose money she has now inherited, she has no experience of wealth or popularity. Miss Mackenzie is the definition of “other-oriented ...
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Margaret Cho was born Dec. 5, 1968 and raised in San Francisco. “It was different than any other place on Earth,” she says. “I grew up and went to grammar school on Haight Street during the ’70s. There were old hippies, ex-druggies, burnouts, drag queens, and Chinese people. To say it was a melting pot – that’s the least of it. It was a really ...…
Margaret Cho was born Dec. 5, 1968 and raised in San Francisco. “It was different than any other place on Earth,” she says. “I grew up and went to grammar school on Haight Street during the ’70s. There were old hippies, ex-druggies, burnouts, drag queens, and Chinese people. To say it was a melting pot – that’s the least of it. It was a really ...…
Interview with Margaret Brodkin, child advocate, for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue of distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nikolai DiPippa, Clinton School Director of Public Programs, sat down with Margaret Brodkin, child advocate. Margaret spent 26 yea ...…
Margaret Spence - The Workers Comp Educator
The huge challenge for employers is understanding how to get injured employees back to work. We will interview Don Dressler with California based Dressler Consulting to learn best practices and policies employers should have in place to create good return to work options. This interview is a part of National Return to Work Week.…
On this edition, Margaret Spence, President of Douglas Claims & Risk Consultants Inc., and board certified workers' compensation consultant, discusses National Return to Work Week and the benefits and challenges of return to work programs. Copyright© 2009 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. Visit…
Are injuries just another segment of doing business? Can profitable businesses go under if they have too many injuries? Do you know what injuires are costing your company? Join us and we will have a lively discussion about injury cost.
Margaret Spence - The Workers Comp Educator
What should employers do when employees file workers compensation claims? Should employers call the injury notice into thier insurance carrier and walk away? We will discuss prudent practices that should be in place when employees file the First Report of Injury.
Employee retention, employee engagement and talent management are the buzz words in the HR Community. What happens when employees are injured? Can they come back to work as productive members of your team. We will explore that question and guide to you the answer.
Margaret Spence - The Workers Comp Educator
Our guest is Kay Richardson - "The Ergo Lady". We will discuss the importance of identifying risk factors in the workplace. What can employers do to prevent injuries?
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