Day: January 15, 2021

Wersich, longtime Indiana biz reporter, dies at 80

Caroline Wersich

Caroline Wersich, a longtime business reporter in Evansville, Indiana, and one of the first female reporters in the city, has died at the age of 80.

Mark Wilson of the Evansville Courier & Press writes, “Tuley, who retired as editor and president of the Evansville Courier, said that when he became editor of that paper he asked Wersich to be the paper’s Community Services Director and connection to the community.

“He recalled how Wersich would quietly slip away from events before he could recognize her for putting them together.

“Wersich then worked for many years as a business reporter at the Evansville Courier and then the Courier & Press.

“‘She was such a lovely person and very talented. She never liked to be the center of attention,’ said Paul McAuliffe, a former editor and director of interactive strategies at the Courier & Press.

“‘When she came

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Lockdown forces one-in-three working parents to lie to bosses about home-schooling

New research has shown that one-in-three working parents have lied to their boss about how they are coping with the balance between home-schooling and work during the current lockdown.

The poll found many parents are under severe pressure, with 42% reporting their employer has failed to offer flexible working options to ease the burden of home-schooling. These findings come after the Government recently updated its guidance on which employees can access the furlough scheme, last week announcing that employers can choose to furlough employees to enable them to homeschool their children while covid restrictions require schools to close.

Nearly a quarter have not felt confident enough to ask or have not considered asking for greater flexibility so they can educate their children as well as doing their job. 13% of respondents have had to take unpaid leave in order to support their children with home learning.

With schools closed until

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Bentley ordered to destroy clothing in fashion line trademark row

A luxury car manufacturer has been ordered to destroy a range of clothing merchandise after losing a trademark battle with a fashion company.

In 2019 the High Court ruled Bentley Motors had infringed the trademark of Manchester-based Bentley Clothing.

It meant the car firm could not use the name Bentley on its UK clothing range.

Now, after losing an appeal against the ruling, the manufacturer has been told to destroy clothes featuring the Bentley logo by 3 February.

The 2019 ruling meant Bentley Motors would no longer be able to use the name, either on its own or in conjunction with its distinctive logo, on its clothing range in the UK.

It would also have to limit its range in future to “jackets, silk ties, caps and scarves”, the court decided.

The Lees family bought Bentley Clothing in 1990, with Robert Lees and son Chris among the bosses
Christopher Lees,
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