Zambia Sugar Plc (ZMSG.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Zambia Sugar Plc (ZMSG.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambia Sugar Plc (ZMSG.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambia Sugar Plc (ZMSG.zm) 2015 annual report.Company ProfileZambia Sugar Plc is the largest sugar producer in Zambia. The company has interests in growing sugar cane and producing raw sugar and specialty sugar products for domestic and export markets. Zambia Sugar produces sugar products under the Whitespoon brand name, and exports niche-market sugars countries in the European Union. The sugar enterprise has cane estates and a sugar factor in Nakambala in the South West Province of Zambia. Its total annual sugar production capacity ranges from 200 000 tons to 450 000 tons. Zambia Sugar is a subsidiary of Illovo Sugar which in turn is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Associated British Foods Plc. Illovo produces raw and refined for local and export markets with sugar cane grown by independent out-growers. Zambia Sugar Plc is listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange
Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng) 2020 abridged results.Company ProfileSovereign Trust Insurance Plc is an insurance and risk management services company in Nigeria licensed to cover all cases of life and non-life insurance. Products cover the spectrum of travel, quote and buy, family wellbeing, vehicle, 3 rd party motor and marine insurance. Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc was established following the restructuring and recapitalisation of the then Grand Union Assurances Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Anglican Communion, Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit a Job Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Refugees Migration & Resettlement Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI [The Mission to Seafarers press release] The International Christian Maritime Association (ICMA), the International Maritime Health Association (IMHA) and the International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) have issued a joint press release calling on EU governments to recognize the key role of seafarers in the rescue of migrants at sea.They have sent a letter to all heads of governments urgently requesting that more resources are mobilized for search and rescue in the Mediterranean.The Mission to Seafarers, as one of 28 members of ICMA, fully supports this statement.The Rev. Canon Ken Peters, Mission to Seafarers’ director of justice and public affairs, said: “All of the focus of public scrutiny and debate is of course about the plight of the poor, exploited migrants – men, women and children who are paying a terrible price for their attempts to get to freedom and safety. They are the tragic victims of war, religious persecution and heart-breaking brutality. This leads them to make such pitiful, desperate deals with criminal gangs who are running people trafficking rackets along the coasts of war torn states, particularly from Libya and more recently from Burma.“Yet in the background of these crises there are hundreds of merchant seafarers whose moral and legal duty is to intervene in human tragedies at sea and attempt rescues, in the absence of coastguard and naval intervention. Seafarers put lives first. However, this too comes at great risk to their personal safety and indeed to their mental wellbeing.“The Mission to Seafarers is working with seafarers who have been so traumatized by major incidents of shipping disasters involving great loss of human lives, that they need our help and support with post-traumatic stress counseling. The perilous predicament of seafarers should be emphasized because without them many more lives will be lost. The world expects so much of seafarers in these rescue operations but don’t give them a thought in terms of the danger that this places them in.“I make a plea to all governments who are trying to tackle this ever increasing problem humanely, to properly consider the safety and role of merchant seafarers, especially when they are discussing important international policy on migrant safety, human trafficking and slavery at sea.” The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Anglican mission calls for recognition of seafarers’ role in migrant rescue Rector Belleville, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Posted May 20, 2015 Tags Rector Collierville, TN TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Tampa, FL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3
Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear When Mariely Rosario’s mother and six sisters were diagnosed with or discovered to be at high risk of breast cancer, she knew the disease was inevitable.Genetic testing at Florida Hospital revealed that Mariely, 35, carried the BRCA2 mutation. A mutation, or harmful change, in one of the two breast cancer susceptibility genes — BRCA1 and BRCA2 — produces a higher risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer, or both.It’s thought that women with the mutation can cut their cancer risk in half by removing their ovaries, the main source of estrogen that fuels breast cancer cells before menopause.So, in January 2011, Mariely opted for a hysterectomy.“It was a no-brainer,” says Mariely. “I’m a single mom and all that my son, Christian, has. I’d rather prevent cancer instead of risking it and leaving him alone.”“If even one family member has a documented genetic mutation, everyone should be tested,” says Olga Ivanov, MD, general surgeon, at Florida Hosptial.Florida Hospital as programs that specialize in detecting, treating and managing hereditary and genetic cancers. Additionally, genetic counseling is offered. “Genetic counseling gives us even greater insight into a family’s history so we can all work together to determine the best course of treatment,” says Aileen Caceres, MD, gynecologist at Florida Hospital. “We’ve taken it to the next level.” TAGSFlorida Hospital – Apopka Previous articleOn this day: First US nuclear sub launchedNext articleMatthew expected to become a major hurricane Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter From Florida Hospital – Apopka You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11
Hammock House / Javier Corvalán + Laboratorio de Arquitectura ArchDaily Hammock House / Javier Corvalán + Laboratorio de ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveHammock House / Javier Corvalán + Laboratorio de Arquitectura Paraguay Site Area:360 m2Structures:Ing. Anibal AguilarProject Team:Pedro Briend, Nicolas BergerCity:AsuncionCountry:ParaguayMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Andrea ParisiRecommended ProductsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsText description provided by the architects. We found no better name for this house, not only due to the formal outcome of the envelope, but because of the structural concept that stabilizes it. Two aligned end blocks counterbalance the roof, the formal result of copying the parabola of the corresponding catenary. The mixed structure, comprised of wet and dry construction, consists of two recovered iron frames supporting a network of 10mm rods, which carry loads (tension), diverting and anchoring to the weights of the brick walls in the form of boxes that rest on concrete skis, some on the ground and partly on a cantilever bracket supported with the above mentioned tensors. The final cladding is made of galvanized sheet metal attached to the network of rods and increased in weight by hanging stones.Save this picture!© Andrea ParisiThe program is solved in a first space of 70 m2 covered, with a closed service block articulating the large space. The rest of the program is an intermediate space, a new kitchen and a barbecue. Both areas are connected by a large swinging glass door that unifies the areas into a single space.Save this picture!© Andrea ParisiThe construction was made possible with leftover materials from other projects, some used and some recovered.Save this picture!SectionWe hope this is a tribute to our cherished Paraguayan hammock.Project gallerySee allShow lessHonoring Architecture’s Digital PioneersArticlesCoastal Marine Research Station / Martin Hurtado ArquitectosSelected Projects Share 2009 CopyHouses•Asuncion, Paraguay Projects “COPY” Year: “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/429449/hammock-house-laboratorio-de-arquitectura Clipboard Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/429449/hammock-house-laboratorio-de-arquitectura Clipboard Architects: Laboratorio de Arquitectura Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Andrea Parisi+ 25 Share CopyAbout this officeLaboratorio de ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAsuncionParaguayPublished on September 20, 2013Cite: “Hammock House / Javier Corvalán + Laboratorio de Arquitectura” [Casa Hamaca / Javier Corvalán + Laboratorio de Arquitectura] 20 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Events Technology 27 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Comic Relief is to continue to benefit from a range of major technology providers who will be providing their services again for this year’s Sport Relief.BT, Carrenza, Cisco, HP, Oracle, PayPal, VMware, and WorldPay all help the charity to collect millions of pounds donated through public donations, via the web and call centres, in just a few hours.Carrenza will operate two platforms for Sport Relief – a donation platform built in Java that runs across two data centres, and a Drupal-based core websites platform with bespoke deployment procedures to help Drupal perform at the enterprise level.Both platforms use VMware vSphere 4 for virtualisation and sit on HP ProLiant BL460 blade servers with HP 3PAR T-Class Storage Systems to provide agile and efficient storage. PayPal and WorldPay provide secure payment processing at the back.Sport Relief 2012 takes place from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 Marchwww.sportrelief.com Sport Relief 2012 announces its technology partners Howard Lake | 20 January 2012 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Join the Unity Rally► SUN DEC 20 @ 2 pmGathering @ Trump Tower 56th St. & 5th Ave., NYCMarching to CNN & Fox News BuildingDonald Trump’s call to ban Muslims from entering the country is only the latest outrageous example of his racism. The time has come for us to come together and say ENOUGH!Our outrage over the racism that is polluting the media must be galvanized into mass mobilization, so the world can see that progressive people in the U.S. will not tolerate racism. We will not allow Paris or San Bernardino to be used as an excuse for racism, repression and war.We can no longer dismiss Donald Trump as little more than a reality show performer parading as a candidate, whom no one need take seriously. And even though Trump is a candidate, the election campaign is merely a pretext for his real mission.Trump is providing an invaluable service to the 1%. At a time when a spiraling global economic crises is pauperizing those who until recently thought of themselves as middle class, Trump is testing how far the powers that be can go in redirecting growing anger and fear away from Wall St. and against Muslims, immigrants, and Black and Brown people.Moreover, Trump is helping to lay the basis for an intensification of the war against people of color. That war includes, but is in no way limited to, racial profiling, murder and brutality at the hand of the police and even greater mass deportations, mass incarceration, war and occupation.The danger is not only with Trump. Other politicians are using Trump as a stalking horse. They can condemn Trump for calling for a ban on allowing Muslims into the country, while at the same time advocating with greater urgency their own proposal to ban Syrian refugees and proposals that amount to expanding profiling, surveillance and repression.This is an urgent time to bring together all those who fight for justice and human rights in a powerful show of unity and solidarity in this country. On December 20 let’s join together and say ENOUGH!NO to TRUMP & His Media Megaphone! NO to Racism, Muslim & Immigrant Bashing! NO to Police Violence & War! NO to a Fascist Movement! Add your support [email protected]/events/706156566150674 212-633-6646#DumpTrump ♦ #TrumpFascism ♦ #notrumpzone ♦ #SmashTrump ♦ #TrumpRacismFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Science and Technology 4 Pasadena Scholars Selected for NASA Hubble Fellowship Program STAFF REPORT Published on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 | 2:23 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Credit: NASA, ESA, P. Jeffries/STScIFour Pasadena-based postdoctoral scholars, including two from Caltech and two from Carnegie Observatories, have been selected to join the prestigious NASA Hubble Fellowship Program to help shed light on some of the universe’s most puzzling questions, the agency announced Wednesday.Twenty-four fellows from across the U.S. were named to the program, which is divided into three areas of research, NASA said in a written statement. The categories include Einstein Fellows, who ask “How does the universe work?” as well as Hubble Fellows, who research the question of “How did we get here?” and Sagan Fellows, who probe into the mystery: “Are we alone?”Pradip Gatkine of Caltech has been named a Hubble Fellow, and Michael Grudic and Erika Holmbeck of Carnegie Observatories have been named Einstein Fellows, according to NASA. Jon Zink of Caltech joins the program as a Sagan Fellow.“The program enables outstanding postdoctoral scientists to pursue independent research in any area of NASA Astrophysics, using theory, observation, experimentation or instrument,” the statement said. “Over 400 applicants vied for the fellowships. Each fellowship provides the awardee up to three years of support.”NASA Director of Astrophysics Paul Hertz said he was excited to welcome the new fellows, who will begin their work in the fall.“The annual selection of NASA Hubble Fellows always fills me with hope,” he said. “These outstanding young scientists are the future of astrophysics, and their impact on our understanding of the cosmos will be felt for decades to come”More information, including a complete list of fellows and their proposed research topics, can be found online at nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2021/nasa-awards-postdoctoral-fellowships-for-2021. Community News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website More Cool Stuff Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 96 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News
Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleFilm in Limerick welcomes extension of Regional Film Uplift for Mid-West in budgetNext articleRyanair won’t operate from Shannon Airport for Winter Meghann Scully WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads LimerickNewsShannon Group Statement on Budget 2021By Meghann Scully – October 15, 2020 105 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp Print Linkedin TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post SHANNON Group has welcomed the announcement in Budget 2021 of a €10 million support package for Shannon and Cork airports.Commenting on the funding, a Shannon Group spokesperson said: “This funding for capital expenditure is very welcome and will assist us as we navigate our way through this unprecedented global crisis which has seen our airport passenger numbers down 91% last month.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up I would like to thank all of our stakeholders and our local politicians who have lobbied hard on behalf of the airport. Their support has been very much appreciated.“This is a critical time for the aviation industry as it is faced with the worst crisis in its history. If we are to get aviation off the ground in a meaningful way then the industry will need a stimulus package to allow it to survive and ensure that vital connectivity, suspended due to COVID-19 is restored.“Airports like Shannon are the lifeblood of regional economies, supporting tourism, hospitality, indigenous and FDI jobs through the air services that bring tourists to the region and allow businesses to trade globally while living locally.“We would hope that the National Economic Plan due to be published in November, will provide this much needed stimulus to support the airline industry.”Commenting on other measures in Budget 2021 the spokesperson said: “We welcome the extension of the Employment Wage Support Scheme and the commercial rates waiver which are very important supports for businesses across our region.” Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick
News UpdatesPlea Before Delhi HC Seeks Action Against Hamdard Hospital For Terminating 84 Nurses [Read Petition] Radhika Roy23 July 2020 8:22 AMShare This – xA petition has been filed before the Delhi High Court seeking for appropriate action against HAH Centenary Hospital of Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (HIMSR) for terminating the service of 84 staff nurses for having raised concerns in the context of COVID-19. Filed by Advocate Subhash Chandran K.R., the plea states that HIMSR “terminated the service of 84…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA petition has been filed before the Delhi High Court seeking for appropriate action against HAH Centenary Hospital of Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (HIMSR) for terminating the service of 84 staff nurses for having raised concerns in the context of COVID-19. Filed by Advocate Subhash Chandran K.R., the plea states that HIMSR “terminated the service of 84 staff nurses, including the Petitioner herein in arbitrary manner in the unprecedented pandemic time. It is pertinent to mention that the decision to terminate the aforementioned 84 nurses is clearly a retaliatory move against the health care staffers for having raised legitimate concerns in the context of COVID-19”. The plea submits that the Petitioner and the other terminated nurses had raised demands for access to basic facilities like N-95 masks, sufficient numbers of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), better working hours, drinking water, free COVID-19 tests, adequate quarantine facilities for health care staffers during COVID-19 duty. Further, while discharging her duty, the Petitioner was infected with COVID-19. However, despite showing the symptoms, she had not been provided free testing by the Hospital administration. The plea also challenges the July 11 termination order of the administration which states that the nurses were relieved because of “absence from office without sanctioned leave and absent without intimation”. It is submitted that several of them had been on duty till July 11 and many others were in quarantine. “The step taken by the hospital management to dismiss 84 nursing officers is arbitrary and clearly in violation of the Government directives. It is pertinent to mention that there are specific directives from both Central and State Government against termination of employees and reduction of wages during COVID-19 time”, states the plea. It is also submitted to the Court that the health and safety (mental/physical) of healthcare workers is of utmost importance at this juncture as shortage of the same would result in thousands of unattended COVID-19 patients, which would lead to the escalation of the present situation. “It is admitted fact that our health infrastructure is dangerously outstretched, understaffed and under-resourced. This pandemic is dangerously devouring the life of the citizens of the country at the extraordinary rapidity with extraordinary fatalities.” In light of the above, the dismissal of the nurses in the midst of the pandemic, when health care staffers are needed urgently, the Hospital has committed flagrant violations of both, the norms laid down by the Government, as well as the contract between the nurses and HIMSR. Therefore, the instant petition has been filed, seeking for appropriate action to be taken against HIMSR for the unlawful termination of 84 nurse staffers in the midst of a pandemic.Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition] Next Story
News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday August 8thNext articlePeople encouraged to take part in Cycle to Work Day News Highland Pinterest Twitter Homepage BannerNews Google+ Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – August 9, 2018 Facebook Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR New research reveals how little alcohol is damaging your health Twitter A survey of drink prices shows men can buy health-damaging amounts of alcohol for less than 9 euro, and women for less than 6.The findings are part of research by campaign group Alcohol Action Ireland.The group’s Price Survey finds Men can buy enough drink to put themselves past their weekly low risk threshold for alcohol – for as little as € 8.49 and women for € 5.49.The survey conducted was conducted last month across four nationwide locations, two urban and two rural centres.It finds cider products remain the cheapest, strongest alcohol products available in off licenses.Beer products are the second cheapest just ahead of Wine and Spirit products such as Gin and Vodka. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme
Previous Article Next Article Questions and answersOn 1 Nov 2000 in Personnel Today The employment law team at Addleshaw Booth & Co answer questions onworkplace issuesMaternity leave Q: One of my staff is aboutto start her maternity leave, and I am unsure what terms and conditions applyduring this period. In particular, is she entitled to accrue holidays under theWorking Time Regulations during her maternity leave? A: Throughout the 18-weekordinary maternity leave period, women are entitled to the benefit of theirnormal terms and conditions of employment, except for terms relating toremuneration (which in this context means the money element of normal wages orsalary will not be due, but most women will be entitled to Statutory MaternityPay or Maternity Allowance for this period). On the other hand, women takingadditional maternity leave are entitled to only a handful of terms andconditions of employment during this period unless the contract providesotherwise. These include the employer’s implied obligation of trust andconfidence and any terms and conditions relating to notice of termination,compensation in the event of redundancy and disciplinary and grievanceprocedures. During ordinary maternity leave, paid annual leave (both contractual andstatutory – four weeks’ paid leave – under the Working Time Regulations) willcontinue to accrue. As for the additional maternity leave period, statutoryleave continues to accrue, but contractual holiday rights will accrue only ifthere is express provision in the contract. Katie Jackson-Turner Part-timers Q: We run a company andemploy a mix of full-time and part-time staff. We provide all our staff withenhanced contractual holiday entitlement and we have generous policies coveringmaternity leave, parental leave and time off for dependants. What is the newpart-time work legislation, and will it have any impact on us? A: The new legislation, whichcame into force on 1 July, is the Part-time Workers (Less Favourable Treatment)Regulations 2000 (“the regulations”). It makes it unlawful for you totreat your part-timers less favourably than comparable full-timers, unless youcan justify different treatment on objective grounds. Your part-timers, like their full-time colleagues, are entitled to a minimumof statutory annual leave (on a pro-rata basis), maternity leave, parentalleave and time off for dependants. However, companies like yours which extend these statutory entitlements withenhanced contractual conditions must make sure that part-time staff have thesame entitlements as their full-time colleagues, on a pro-rata basis whereappropriate. The contractual holiday en- titlement, maternity leave andparental leave of part-time staff should be pro rata to that of comparablefull-timers unless their exclusion can be objectively justified on groundsother than their part-time status. Simply providing enhanced rights is insufficient – you must ensure that inso doing you do not treat your part-time staff less favourably than yourfull-time staff. Nikki Mifflin Accompaniment at disciplinary and grievance hearings Q: I have a key member ofstaff who is an active trade union member in the local area, and I am concernedthat she will frequently be asked to be a companion under the new rights to beaccompanied at disciplinary and grievance hearings. Can I prevent her fromaccompanying workers employed elsewhere and refuse to pay her for this timeoff? A: The new right for workersto be accompanied at grievance and disciplinary hearings applies where theworker is invited to attend a hearing being held after 4 September 2000. Provided that the worker’s request for accompaniment is”reasonable” workers will have the right to be accompanied by anotherof the employer’s workers, an employed trade union official or a lay tradeunion official. Employers should therefore note that in order to accompany a worker atanother workplace the worker must be a lay trade union official and must becertified by the union as having experience or training in accompaniment. Unfortunately, it is not clear whether an employer can restrict paid timeoff available to lay trade union officials to accompany their own workers andprevent them from accompanying workers at another workplace. The new Acas code of practice on disciplinary practice and procedures inemployment states that lay trade union officials are permitted to take paidtime off only to accompany a worker at their own work place. The statutory provisions, on the other hand, would seem to suggest that paidtime off should be allowed, as workers are protected from both dismissal anddetriment in employment for accompanying other employers’ workers. There istherefore an argument that refusing payment for this time off would constitutea detriment. Clearly a court decision on this point is eagerly awaited. Rob Riley The test of reasonableness in misconduct dismissals Q: We are about to begindisciplinary proceedings concerning an employee who is suspected of grossmisconduct for forging his expense claims. In order to dismiss him fairly, whatwould we have to do, and would we actually have to prove that he is guilty of thisconduct? A: You will need to carry outthe disciplinary proceedings fairly, but that does not mean you have to provethe employee’s guilt beyond reasonable doubt. What you are required to show is that you genuinely believed in the guilt ofthe employee and that was the reason why you dismissed him. However, an employment tribunal would also look at whether that dismissalwas fair. This would depend on three further issues. First, whether you hadreasonable grounds for the belief at that time. Second, whether you carried outsuch investigation as was reasonable in all the circumstances. Third, havingdecided, on balance, that the employee was guilty of misconduct, did thedecision to dismiss come within the “band of reasonable responses” ofa reasonable employer? This is the test that employers have been used to applying to misconductdismissals for many years, and which the Court of Appeal has recently approvedin HSBC (formerly Midland Bank) v Madden. This case reaffirmed that in decidingwhether a dismissal is fair, an employment tribunal cannot put itself in theemployer’s shoes and ask whether it would have dismissed in the samecircumstances. The correct approach is for the tribunal to assess whether an employer actedreasonably in treating the misconduct as a sufficient reason to dismiss. Itfollows that you could come to the wrong, but reasonable, decision to dismissand yet still have acted fairly. Michael Leftley Fringe benefits and third-party rights Q: I am about to introduce acompany car policy for the benefit of certain managers. I have heard thatfringe benefits of this type can extend to third parties, including anemployee’s spouse. How can I prevent that? A: If the policy is not to beincorporated into the contract of employment there should be no problem.However, if it is to be incorporated then the position is more complicated. TheContracts (Rights of Third Parties Act) 1999 came into effect on 11 May, 2000,and affects contracts entered into from that date onwards. The Act provides that a person who is not a party to a contract (eg anemployee’s spouse) may enforce a term of the contract if the contract expresslyprovides that the third party may enforce the term, or the term purports toconfer a benefit on the third party and it does not appear that the parties didnot intend the term to be enforceable by that third party. As far as contracts of employment are concerned, it is possible for thirdparties to enforce relevant terms of the contract against the employer. Thiscan lead to the situation where an employee’s spouse, as a third party, canacquire enforceable rights in respect of certain fringe benefits such as theuse of a company car. The best way to avoid the problem is to draft the company car clause (to beincorporated into the contract of employment) in such a way as to expresslyexclude all third-party rights. Malcolm Pike Obligations on employers Q: If we give a reference orreceive a reference relating to prospective employment, we hold it on theemployee’s personnel file. Is there any obligation to disclose to an employee aconfidential reference which has been written about them? A: The obligation to disclosea reference is governed by the Data Protection Act 1998. The Act contains anexemption from the obligation to disclose this type of reference which appliesin certain limited circumstances. If you are holding a reference which you havegiven yourself, then there is no obligation to disclose it. However, if you are holding the referencebut it was given by someone else, such as the employee’s former employer, youmay have to disclose it. You should first check with the individual who gave it to make sure he orshe has no objection to it being disclosed. If the referee objects, you shouldsee whether the reference can be disclosed without revealing their identity, orwhether any information which indicates their identity can be blocked out.If that is not possible and the reference cannot be disclosed withoutrevealing the referee’s identity, you are released from the obligation todisclose the reference.Joe Glavina Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.
October 31, 2018 /Sports News – National Yankees re-sign Brett Gardner to 1-year deal Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAllen Kee/ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — The New York Yankees announced they re-signed outfielder Brett Gardner to a 1-year deal for the 2019 season.The deal keeps Gardner as the longest tenured Yankee. He was drafted by the team in 2005 and debuted in 2008. He went on to help the Yankees beat the Phillies in the 2009 World Series.Gardner batted .236 last season, his lowest average since his rookie year. He began losing playing time towards the end of the season after the Yankees traded for outfielder Andrew McCutchen.The move comes after the Yankees declined Gardner’s $12.5 million club option on his previous contract. His new deal will earn him $7.5 million, according to MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by
Michael AllegrettoIn his weekly update to citizens on Friday (Sept. 4), Mayor Jay Gillian announced a plan to hire City Council Vice President Michael Allegretto as director of the city’s Department of Community Services.“At next week’s council meeting, I will be asking City Council to authorize my appointment of Michael Allegretto Jr. as the new Director of Community Services,” Gillian wrote. “Michael and his family have been very active in the community for a long time, he is very familiar with our events and recreation programs, active with the Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Merchants and Boardwalk Merchants, and brings valuable expertise to Community Services from his time as a councilman and school board member.”“Michael will resign from his council position when appointed,” Gillian said. “I look forward to having Michael join the team as the new director and I expect him to hit the ground running.”Allegretto’s potential appointment will be subject to a vote by City Council at the public meeting on Sept. 10. Gillian’s announcement did not specify a salary for the position.The city re-established the Community Services Department in August 2014 (after a brief period under the Department of Community Operations) to handle recreation and public relations services, among other tasks. Kristin Gallagher was hired in September 2014 to lead the department, but she resigned in May, and the position has not yet been filled.Allegretto is a 1989 graduate of Ocean City High School and a 1993 graduate of The College of New Jersey with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.A lifelong resident of Ocean City, Allegretto currently works as an office manager at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. He lives in Ocean City with his wife and two children.He was elected to his third term on City Council in 2014 and served as council president from 2010-2013.(Council President 2010-13). He was an Ocean City Board of Education member from 1999 to 2006 (board president 2004-05), and he is a member of the Tourist Development Commission and Business and Neighborhood Development (BAND).The state’s local government ethics law prohibits some governmental entities from hiring officials within a year of the time they leave office. But that appears to be limited to members of “independent local authorities” and not to “local government officers,” City Solicitor Dottie McCrosson said Friday when asked about the potential conflict.Allegretto did not attend the last City Council meeting and will not be able to vote on his own appointment. His colleagues will be asked to decide the fate of a fellow council member whom they have sat with for the past several years.