Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. All in the familyOn 1 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Family-friendly strategies can be a complex area foremployers to determine, encompassing a wide assortment of legislation, from theEuropean Parental Directive to the Sex Discrimination Act. Sharon Lathamoutlines some of the trickiest scenarios an employer may face and suggests somepractical solutions Parental leaveSally works alongside Lynn at XYZ Limited and both are long-servingemployees. Lynn has recently returned from maternity leave and has applied forparental leave, which is granted by the company. Sally has two boys (aged threeand four) who are proving a handful. She also applies for parental leave buther application is rejected out of hand. Sally cannot understand why she shouldbe treated any differently from Lynn. SL comments The principal issue here is the age of the children. Onlyemployees who have parental responsibility for a child born or adopted on orafter 15 December 1999 (and who have at least one year’s continuous employment)are entitled to take parental leave. The somewhat incongruous result is thatLynn is entitled to parental leave – but not Sally. Concern had been raised as to the validity of this time restriction, asthere was no time restriction in the original European Parental Leavedirective. The TUC took judicial review proceedings against the Governmentalleging that the UK’s regulations breached the original directive. Althoughrefraining from determining the issue, the High Court (supported by the Courtof Appeal) refused to grant an interim order allowing parents to take parentalleave pending the decision from the ECJ. However, the Government recently announced that it intends to change thelegislation, meaning that all parents with children under five will soon beable to take parental leave. Part-timer pensionsABC Limited has a part-time employee, Jane, working three days a week, whohas been with the company for the past two years. At the outset she asked tojoin the pension scheme, but the company’s approach was that this was a benefitthat was offered only to full-timers to reflect their greater level ofcommitment. A year later, when the scheme comes up for review, the companydecides to invite the part-timers to join. Since part-timers work only threedays a week, the company decides that it will contribute 3 per cent of theirgross pay to the scheme (full-timers receive 5 per cent). Jane has seen recentpress coverage regarding part-timers being denied access to pension schemes andhas raised her concerns. SL comments Following the principle of “equal pay for equalwork”, many part-time employees have had access to their employer’soccupational pension scheme since 1995. Employers must provide equality ofaccess, contributions and benefits to male and female employees alike, unlessany difference in treatment is attributable to a material difference other thansex. As the majority of part-time workers are female, most part-time employeeshave access to pension schemes, because excluding part-time employees mightconstitute an act of unlawful sex discrimination. Prior to the new Part-Time Workers regulations taking effect, Jane’semployer could deny part-time employees access to the pension scheme, providedmen and women worked full-time and part-time in equal proportions. This wouldnot be unlawful because indirect sex discrimination could not be proven, asthere was no disparate impact on women. Under the new regulations, the employer is required to offer Jane access tothe pension scheme on the same basis as the full-time employees, unless herexclusion can be justified on objective grounds. A tribunal is unlikely toshare the view of Jane’s employer – namely that part-timers are “lesscommitted” than full-timers – this is the opposite of what might beconsidered “objective justification”. Jane would need to show that there was an existing full-time employee in thesame establishment, having the same type of employment contract/relationshipand engaged in the same or similar work to her, in comparison with whom she wasbeing disadvantaged. If successful, in addition to any compensation payable for refusing herentry in the first year, Jane’s employer should now be contributing 5 per centof her pay rather than 3 per cent. Under the Part-Time Workers regulations,claims can be backdated for up to two years. There was no such limit in theoriginal European legislation, so the limit imposed in these regulations maynot stand for very long. If, of course, sex discrimination is proven, claimscan potentially be backdated to 1976. Recruitment A small firm is interviewing candidates for a new position. The new positionis going to be quite stressful, with a heavy workload involved. The firm isintending to ask the female candidates, at the interview, what their domesticarrangements are in terms of childcare and what outstanding parental leave theyhave due to them. SL comments The Sex Discrimination Act 1975 contains specificprovisions concerning recruitment processes and provides pre-contractual rightsto individuals who claim to have been unlawfully discriminated against at thepoint of selection. Section 6 (1) of the Act makes it potentially unlawful to discriminateagainst a woman (or a man) in the “arrangements made” to determinewho should be offered employment and by refusing or deliberately omitting tooffer her (or him) employment. The courts have interpreted “arrangementsmade” to include interviews, applications and testing procedures. The code of practice made under the Act provides useful guidance onselection procedures, as does the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) code ofpractice. These include recommendations that: – Employees tasked with dealing with job applicants receive training in theprovisions of the Act and potentially discriminatory acts – Applications from men and women are processed in the same way – forexample, no separate lists are made of male and female or married and singleapplicants – Any questions posed relate only to the requirements of the job. If it isnecessary to assess whether personal circumstances will affect the performanceof the job (as here, where it may involve unsociable and long hours), thisshould be discussed objectively without detailed questions based on assumptionsabout marital status, children and domestic obligations. Questions aboutmarriage plans or family intentions should not be asked as they could beconstrued to show bias against women. If the firm took the action it currently intends, it would make the(potentially incorrect) assumption that a woman has primary responsibility forchildcare. It is also implicit that the firm will use the answers given by theapplicant to unlawfully discriminate in their selection process, otherwise whyask the question? Unmarried fatherSteve is a salesman for a large international corporation and he travelswidely in the UK and abroad. It is rumoured that he has girlfriends dottedaround the world. Steve has made his fifth application this year for parentalleave. So far the firm has granted those applications, but is wondering quitehow many children there are and whether any of them are benefiting from thisleave or if the time is being used to catch up with old”acquaintances”. SL comments Under the legislation, Steve is entitled to a basic 13weeks’ leave with a maximum of four weeks’ leave to be taken per year per childin respect of whom he has parental responsibility. Subject to this, there is nolimit on the potential amount of leave Steve could seek. However, there are steps that an employer could take to ensure that Steve isgenuinely entitled to such leave. – Ask to see the birth certificate of any child in question to check thedate of birth. If the child was born before 15 December 1999, Steve will not(currently) be entitled to the leave – Check whether Steve is named as the father (if not, he will have to provehe is by other means) – Seek confirmation that Steve has parental responsibility. If he is marriedto the mother, he will do so, but as an unmarried father he does notautomatically have parental responsibility unless he has, for example, obtaineda residence order from the court in respect of the child. Steve’s lifestylesuggests the contrary The purpose of parental leave is to benefit the child. In principle, thefirm could make it clear that the abuse of this entitlement would constitute adisciplinary offence, but in practice this may be difficult to prove and anemployer looking to discipline an employee in these circumstances must exercisecaution. The main deterrent against extensive use of the parental leave entitlementis that legislation currently makes the leave unpaid. However, the bad news forSteve’s employers is that in the March 2001 budget, it was announced that twoweeks’ paid paternity leave (£100 per week) will be introduced for fathers inApril 2003. n Sharon Latham is a senior associate specialising in employment law atClarke Willmott & Clarke, Bristol
e-learnig news in briefOn 1 May 2004 in Personnel Today e-learning news in brief – E-learning provider Productivity4you has launched a new authoring packagecalled QuizGen, which allows training professionals to create either standalonegames or games that can be integrated into learning content and used to testthe learner. A single-user licence is available for £249 (plus VAT). www.p4you.co.uk– All of Scotland’s universities, including the Open University, theInteractive University and the University of the Highlands and Islands, havesigned up as full members of the eLearning Alliance, which aims to promote anddevelop the country’s use of e-learning. www.elearningalliance.org– Pathlore Software Corporation has released the latest version of itslearning management system. Among the new features is the ability to deliverblended learning. It also measures the level of employee know-how across anorganisation, helping to align training with business goals. www.pathlore.com Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article
The Southern Ocean has complex spatial variability, characterized by sharp fronts, steeply tilted isopycnals, and deep seasonal mixed layers. Methods of defining Southern Ocean spatial structures traditionally rely on somewhat ad hoc combinations of physical, chemical, and dynamic properties. As a step toward an alternative approach for describing spatial variability in temperature, here we apply an unsupervised classification technique (i.e., Gaussian mixture modeling or GMM) to Southern Ocean Argo float temperature profiles. GMM, without using any latitude or longitude information, automatically identifies several spatially coherent circumpolar classes influenced by the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. In addition, GMM identifies classes that bear the imprint of mode/intermediate water formation and export, large‐scale gyre circulation, and the Agulhas Current, among others. Because GMM is robust, standardized, and automated, it can potentially be used to identify structures (such as fronts) in both observational and model data sets, possibly making it a useful complement to existing classification techniques.
View post tag: Navy Training & Education View post tag: Teg Share this article (rusnavy)[mappress]Source: Russian Navy , May 04, 2012; View post tag: News by topic Indian frigate INS Teg built by Yantar Shipyard (Kaliningrad) will leave Russia on May 6 heading for homebase in Mumbai, the yard’s press… View post tag: 6 View post tag: Leave Back to overview,Home naval-today INS Teg to Leave Russia on May 6 View post tag: Russia View post tag: may INS Teg to Leave Russia on May 6 View post tag: Naval View post tag: INS May 4, 2012
View post tag: 29 View post tag: Naval August 13, 2014 Authorities Colombian Navy Locates 29 Illegal Immigrants Back to overview,Home naval-today Colombian Navy Locates 29 Illegal Immigrants View post tag: americas View post tag: Colombian Navy View post tag: Locates View post tag: Illegal Share this article View post tag: Navy The Colombian Navy found 29 illegal immigrants from Asia in two places in the Chocó coast during the development of search operations and area control in the Colombian Pacific.The first group of 12 foreigners was found by troops of the Marine Infantry Brigade No.2 near the village Arusí in rural Nuquí, Chocó. The subjects are between 29 and 42 years old. Eight of them are from Nepal and four from Bhutan.Another group of 17 men were located on the beach of the township Panguí. Seven of them are from Nepal, six from Bangladesh and four from India. Their ages range from 19 to 35.The 29 illegal immigrants were transferred to naval Bahia Solano facilities and were turned over to the Colombian Immigration authority.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, August 13, 2014; Image: Colombian Navy View post tag: News by topic
Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Stock Image by Andrew Hart / CC BY-SA 2.0CATTARAUGUS COUNTY – One of the area’s largest football leagues has canceled their upcoming season due to COVID-19 concerns.The Cattaraugus County Midget Football League posted the news Sunday on social media.In a statement the group says they attempted to hold out hope of keeping the sport alive for as along as possible, but, several concerns remained.“We are still unsure if we would have the green light in mid-September and even then it would be really time restricted,” read the statement. “Our main concern has been and always will be the safety of all players and an accelerated season would not be idea for their conditioning or their overall health.” Last week the New York State Public High School Athletic Association announced they are delaying the official start date of the Fall 2020 sports season.Officials also voted Thursday to cancel the Fall 2020 Regional and State Championships.They say they’re preparing to implement a condensed season schedule in January 2021 if high school sports remain prohibited throughout 2020 due to COVID-19.
Stock Image.KENNEDY – A 57-year-old Frewsburg woman is facing DWI charges after New York State Police said she crashed her car into construction barriers while allegedly driving drunk over the weekend.Troopers responded to the Saturday crash on Route 394 in Kennedy.Through investigation they allege Christine Peterson drove through barriers at the closed portion of Route 394, causing damage. Peterson was uninjured in the accident.Police say Peterson was placed under arrest and transported to UPMC Chautauqua Hospital in Jamestown where she refused to provide a blood sample to determine her level of intoxication. Peterson was issued appearance tickets and released.Police say she is scheduled to appear in the Town of Poland Court on a later date. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
Next Thursday, April 19, join the Asheville Running Collective and Blue Ridge Outdoors at the Wedge At Foundation for a screening of El Chivo, a documentary film.As you may already know, Will Harlan is a badass. He’s an accomplished ultimate runner, dad, husband, homesteader, and Editor In Chief of our magazine. He’s incredibly humble, super friendly, and sometimes makes weird noises in his office (usually just working out). He eats a bowl of cereal with goat’s milk every day for breakfast. He is selfless, funny, and a great person to have as a boss.Alright, enough pandering.I’m talking about Will because, along with the Tarahumara Indians, he’s the star of the film. When asked to write a post about the upcoming screening, I thought I’d badger him with a couple questions as well. Let’s learn more about the man they call, “The Goat.”Will HarlanFirst off, how was your cereal this morning?Organic Mesa Sunrise flakes with fresh goat milk. Nothing better.I’ve seen the film myself, and I thought it was an incredible story. How did this documentary come to be?I have been working with the Tarahumara, the indigenous people of Mexico’s Copper Canyons, for over a decade on sustainable farming projects. Then in 2009, I won the Caballo Blanco/Copper Canyon 50-Mile Ultramarathon. It was the same year that Christopher McDougall’s bestselling book Born to Run was published, which also focused on this particular race. Suddenly, I was in the national running spotlight. I am not an incredibly talented runner, but something magical happened that day in the canyons. Perhaps all of my years in the canyons with the Tarahumara had prepared me for that race. Soon after, Rod contacted me about the documentary.Rod Murphy is the director/creator of the documentary, as well as your friend. How did you two meet?Rod Murphy had also been following the Tarahumara for many years. He had worked on a previous film about the Tarahumara, and he already understood how inspiring and important these people are. I think he wanted to create a documentary that highlighted both the endurance of the Tarahumara and the very real dangers they face every day.The Tarahumara have been portrayed as super-human ultrarunners. What I’ve learned is that they are normal people like you and me. They hurt and suffer just like anyone else. They like ice cream and Coca-Cola. Running and endurance are part of their everyday lives, not because they want to win races, but because they travel on foot across the deepest canyons on the continent every day with food and children on their backs.Old car tires are cut up and used as shoesWill he be at the event as well? He usually prefers to be behind the lens right?I hope Rod will be there. He has traveled all over the country for screenings over the past year or so. When Rod first started the documentary, he liked to make fun of runners. Now, Rod is a runner himself.Can you tell us a little about the AVL Running Collective and how you teamed up with them to bring the show to Wedge?The Asheville Running Collective is a group of the most talented and amazing runners in the region. I’m really honored that they wanted to screen this film. Honestly, it’s painfully difficult for me to watch it myself. The film was supposed to be about the Tarahumara, but much of it is about the inevitable decline of an aging runner. During the film, my body falls apart and I try to hang on to what’s left. I was injured during the entire film, but the cameras were rolling, so I had to grit through it. I’m a little bit embarrassed that the top-notch runners of the Asheville Running Collective will be watching my hobbled, aging body struggle through my final races.Will’s goat, Juno.So, “El Chivo” means “The Goat” in Spanish. How do you feel about being called the goat?Micah True — “Caballo Blanco”—the original organizer of the Copper Canyon 50-Miler, required all international runners to adopt a spirit animal for the race. Over the years, I had met many Tarahumara goat-herders, including the legendary Arnulfo Quimare, who had won the Copper Canyon 50-Miler three times. I had recently started my own small homestead in Appalachia based on the Tarahumara farm, and I had just started raising goats. So Chivo became my spirit animalDo you think being nicknamed “the goat” has earned you some extra street cred with your own goats?Definitely. They were part of the inspiration. Goats aren’t fast, but they can scramble up steep slopes and rugged mountains for long distances. Like the goat, I don’t have a lot of raw speed, but when conditions are tough, I can usually hang around.Our goats have become an important part of our farm and family. One of our goats just had babies, and my kids love to snuggle with them. We usually bring the babies to our kids’ schools, too, to teach kids about goats.Your nonprofit, Barefoot Farm has been around for about 13 years now, helping improve the lives of the Tarahumara. What are your plans for Barefoot Farm in 2018?Our farm is modeled on the Tarahumara homestead. We are off-grid, organic, and grow most of our own fruits and vegetables and all of our milk and eggs. But let’s be clear: our farm has none of the challenges and hardships that the Tarahumara face. If our crops fail, or we want mango slices, we have a grocery store 20 minutes away. I don’t use oxen to plow my fields; I have a gas-powered rototiller. And I don’t have narco gangs forcing me into indentured servitude, stealing my land, and killing my leaders.Here in the mountains of Western North Carolina, we grow food for families in need. We supply a few local food banks and nutrition education programs with surplus produce. In Mexico, we have helped create seed banks, protect water supplies, install solar panels, and provide goat herds to Tarahumara farmers and communities. We hope to expand our work in the canyons this year and perhaps provide scholarships and visas to a few Tarahumara youth.Where can folks go to learn more about Barefoot Farm and how can they help?You can find out about us at barefoot-farm.org. There are other great organizations, too, like Sierra Madre Alliance. Best of all, though, would be to visit the Copper Canyons and meet the Tarahumara. After Born to Run became a bestseller, a lot of folks bought Vibrams and new minimalist footwear, but life for the Tarahumara still hasn’t changed much. They constantly face drought and food shortages. The government and local drug thugs are clearcutting their forests and seizing their lands. Many are fleeing to the cities and begging on the streets. By visiting and supporting Tarahumara farmers and communities, perhaps we can help the Tarahumara keep a foothold in their ancestral cany.Come join us and the Asheville Runners Collective on Thursday, April 19, at Wedge at Foundation. We’ll have some beers, chat about the Tarahumara, running, and of course, watch the film.RSVP on Facebook here.See you there!Justin Forrest is an outdoor writer, fly fishing addict, and co-founder of Narrative North—based in Asheville, N.C. He posts pictures of cats and fishing on Instagram sometimes.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Lucinda WilliamsThe quintessential singer/songwriter has an edgy voice that sounds like a soft snarl filtered through a rusty screen door of a ramshackle Delta farmhouse on a hot summer night. Her material rides the border between alt-country and hard rock, but always reverberates with raw emotion and a hint of something deeper going on. Her career has been quixotic over the years, but she’s finally getting the acclaim she deserves. “Passionate Kisses” anyone? With special guest Kenneth Brian Band. The Space. 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $40-$60. 8 p.m., June 19Jay BlackThe Long Island native known as The Voice and former frontman of Jay and the Americans will perform his hits, including “Only In America,” “Come A Little Bit Closer,” “Cara Mia,” “This Magic Moment,” and “Walkin’ In The Rain.” Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow. nassaucountyny.gov Free. 7:30 p.m., June 20Hot TunaHot Tuna teams up former Jefferson Airplane’s Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, who for years have been putting their own spin on rock and roll—either electric or acoustic—that draws deep from the roots of country folk and down-home blues. Looking like a hipper version of Colonel Sanders in sunglasses, Leon Russell is the legendary piano man with an unmistakable tenor drawl, now honored in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, who achieved immortality for his “A Song For You,” with its evocative refrain, “Remember when we were together, we were alone and I was singing this song to you…” A night with these two great acts means a whole lotta pickin’ will be going on, whether on the keyboards or the guitar strings. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50, $52. 8 p.m., June 20WWE LiveThis WWE VIP Experience event will feature some of the world’s greatest professional wrestlers, including John Cena, Bray Wyatt and the Wyatt Family, the Rhodes Brothers, and the recently dethroned Intercontinental Champion Big E. The audience will also witness the might of Rob Van Dam only one year after his return to WWE. Who will be left standing at the end of these epic showdowns? Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. nassaucoliseum.com $20-$111.85. 7:30 p.m., June 21Happy Together Tour 2014Back by popular demand on a tour running three-decades strong, concertgoers can relive the soundtrack of their youth as they are transported back in time via multimedia highlights referencing the era in which these hits were released. Those hits include “We’re An American Band,” “Some Kind of Wonderful,” “Devil With A Blue Dress,” “Good Golly Miss Molly,” “Joy To The World,” and, of course, “Happy Together.” Lineup includes The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night, Mark Farner formerly of Grand Funk Railroad, Gary Lewis and The Playboys and Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$89.25. 8 p.m., June 21Fall Out Boy performing in Brazil. (Photo: Facebook)Fall Out Boy / ParamorePop-rock chart toppers Fall Out Boy and Paramore fill out one of this summer’s greatest tandems as they join forces for what they’re calling the “Monumentour.” Having ridden parallel roller-coasters through the courses of their careers, the announcement of the monumental co-headline has fans in frenzied states of excitement while questioning how this hasn’t happened earlier? Stay tuned for a forthcoming profile of both bands in the Press. With New Politics, The Maine. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. jonesbeach.com. $56, $107.70. 7 p.m., June 21Scott StappSince another Creed reunion appears unlikely, catch the post-grunge rock band’s former frontman who turned his Grammy-winning hit, “With Arms Wide Open,” into a charity. He’s touring to promote his second solo album released last fall, Proof of Life. With guests Monks Of Mellonwah. The Emporium , 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com. $22 advance, $25 DOS. 8 p.m., June 21Matisyahu/Beer Fields FestivalThe Jewish reggae artist is touring to promote his fifth studio album, Akeda, released this month. With pop-punkers Ballyhoo! and local bands. The show is set against the backdrop of the daylong beer fest featuring more than 75 breweries, including a wide variety of local brewers. Pennysaver Amphitheater, Bald Hill, 55 South Bicycle Path, Selden. beerfieldsny.com $35 advance, $75 DOS, $125 VIP. 4 p.m., June 21Beards, Bards and BOOMThis mix of contemporary art forms will put all the senses to work. An outdoor sculpture garden, featuring more than 20 sculptures from local and emerging artists, which will be displayed through Aug. 18. Inside The Gathering House’s art gallery, patrons take in two-dimensional drawings and paintings, including new installations constructed by a tissue sculptor and a crochet artist’s yarn bomb. And Poet Steven T. Licardi will host spoken word performances by the best emerging poets on the scene. That’s in addition to musical performances throughout the evening from local singer-songwriters. The Walt Whitman Birthplace, 246 Old Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington Station. waltwhitman.org. Free. 7 p.m. June 21The Adventure Park at Long Island (Photo: Facebook)The Adventure Park at Long Island DebutsWhat’s billed as Long Island’s “First Aerial Forest Adventure Park” is slated to open its doors Saturday to thrill seekers eager to feel the rush of zipping through the trees on zip lines and “challenge bridges” between tree platforms. All of which are interconnected in a series of color-coded “treetop trails” ranging in difficulty from beginner to advanced on five wooded acres within the Henry Kaufman Campgrounds. Climbers wear safety harnesses, doubly secured to cables throughout their time in the trees to ensure they are “locked on” the climbing system. The Adventure Park at Long Island, 75 Colonial Springs Rd., Wheatley Heights, longislandadventurepark.org. $39-$49. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Mon-Fri. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat.-Sun. Season ends. Sept. 2Third Annual Long Island Kosher BBQ Championship and Kosher Food FestivalFire up the grills! Trophies will be presented to first, second and third-place winners of the following categories: Best Brisket, Best Ribs, Best Chicken, Best Beans, Most Original Team Name and Best Booth Decoration. A portion of the proceeds will be going to charities working to alleviate hunger. Temple Beth Torah, 243 Cantiague Rock Rd., Westbury. likosherbbq.org Free. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., June 22Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6, SpageHogEverclear’s lead singer and songwriter Art Alexakis exercises patchwork skills of the flannel-and-denim era, constructing another nostalgia-ridden touring mini-festival lineup for ‘90s alt-rock lovers. For its third consecutive annual run, the Summerland tour bill proudly stars Soul Asylum, Eve 6, and SpaceHog. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $32-$71.50. 7:30 p.m., June 22Block BAfter the success of their new album “Jackpot,” this South Korean boy band is now a global sensation. These bad boys of K-pop are sure to impress with boastful rapping and powerful dance skills. Fans can expect to hear hits like “Very Good” and “Be the Light” on the latest stop of their first international tour under their new record label Seven Seasons. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $110-$245. 6:30 p.m., June 22Backstreet Boys / Avril LavigneBackstreet’s back, alright. Twenty-one years after their debut, history’s best-selling boy band is back at it. Touring in support of their new record, “In a World Like This,” set to be released next month. Sharing a stage with everyone’s favorite Canadian punk princess, Avril Lavigne. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. jonesbeach.com. $29.50-$250. 7:30 p.m., June 22Ben FoldsHe put the Ben Folds in the platinum-selling Ben Folds Five and he’s back to rock the suburbs. Following a successful reunion/live album release with the band in 2013, Folds tackles his latest live performances with a piano concerto he’s composed as part of a global symphonic tour. The Space. 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $40-$64.15. 7 p.m., June 2325th Anniversary of Tim Burton’s BatmanThis marks a quarter century since what became known as “The Summer of Batman,” long before Christian Bale played The Dark Knight. Speakers include comics’ historian Danny Fingeroth in conversation with one of comics’ most acclaimed writers, Dennis O’Neil. Includes a reception with comics and merchandise available for sale by Escape Pod Comics and 4th World Comics and Toys. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. CinemaArtsCentre.org. $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m., June 23Lionel Richie / CeeLo GreenR&B and soul classics and current hits will be performed back-to-back in the All The Hits All Night Long tour. Lionel Richie, one of the best-selling artists of all time, will bring it back to the old school with too many chart-toppers to list here. With the more famous half of Gnarls Barkley, who’s starring in a new reality show, “CeeLo Green’s The Good Life.” Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. jonesbeach.com. $20-$171.50. 7:30 p.m., June 25—Compiled by Arielle Martinez, Elora Weil, Nikki Donato, Spencer Rumsey and Timothy Bolger.
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