AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 24 October 2008 | News Phone Room raises over £100,000 from online leads Call and contact centre The Phone Room has raised over £100,000 in paperless donations in the past 18 months from new donors generated from online leads.The donations resulted from the company’s online lead generation product, tprConnect. Since its launch in 2007 it has generated over 43,000 new leads for 10 charities. These leads are from people who have not previously given to charity.www.phoneroom.co.uk 13 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual giving 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.
Previous articleSheep Checkoff Calls for New Funding Requests, Elects New Council MembersNext articleEnrollment Begins for 2021 ARC, PLC Eric Pfeiffer Facebook Twitter By Eric Pfeiffer – Oct 14, 2020 McKinney Optimistic on UK Trade Talks SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News McKinney Optimistic on UK Trade Talks SHARE Facebook Twitter Audio Playerhttps://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2020/10/mckinney-uk-wrap.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Trade talks with the United Kingdom continue as they are now in round five of negotiations. USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney says he believes the UK truly wants to make a deal.“I would urge that you not read the UK media. I don’t think it quite represents where the negotiators are. I’ll tell you that, across the board, our friends at U.S.T.R. (United States Trade Representative) and my team that sit in on all those negotiations were more optimistic than not.”McKinney says a sticking point in negotiations is perceived differences in animal welfare practices.“I will tell you that I believe our standards are very little different than those in the U.K. or even in Europe, but I do believe there is a big myth that ours are different. Ours, in their view, in some cases are believed to be substandard. We are trying to get Secretary Eustice, this would be Secretary Perdue’s counterpart, we were ready to bring him over in March and then COVID hit, so we could take him to any barn he chose to show that our standards are no different and are very high as well.”While McKinney is optimistic about talks with the UK, he’s far less optimistic about talks with the European Union going anywhere anytime soon.“So we’ve got a massive education effort going on with the E.U. and I’m more optimistic than not we can get there, but it’s not going to be days, it’s not going to weeks, it’s not even going to be months. It’s going to be year or years to round that corner.”
Print Advertisement Email NewsThe very best in chocolateBy admin – January 23, 2012 648 Twitter WhatsApp WOULD you like to learn how the best make the best chocolate delights?It’s a simple question that can be answered, at a cost, by the renowned French chocolate manufacturer Valrhona, who will host a number of culinary classes during 2012.Local chocolate lovers can make a mini break of the quest seeking adventure and join Andrew Gravett, Valrhona’s Patissier for the UK and Scandinavia at the London base from March 15.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Aimed at the consumer and keen cook, Valrhona will be using recipes and techniques from their book, Cooking with Chocolate and the new classes will replicate the same format as the ones in France, where students are not only taught how to taste, use and store chocolate, but also how a number of techniques can be used to create wonderful cakes, pastries and confectionery.Proposed techniques to be taught on the day include: Making ganaches, Tempering chocolate, Piping and decorative work, Truffle making, Easter egg production and examples of recipes will include: Earl Grey truffles, Salt Caramel and Chocolate tart and Hot chocolate with honey marshmallow.See valrhona.com for more including dates and prices should you be willing and wanting to go. Linkedin Previous articleGang rapist found dead in cellNext articleMunster reach B&I semi finals admin Facebook
Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Print Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Linkedin Advertisement Twitter TAGSlimerickLimerick Olympic TrailsSportThe University of LimerickTom Comyns Olympic Trail Previous articleLimerick face Louth in NFL dog fightNext articleLimerick councillor’s Basque proposal deemed ‘a waste of time and money’ John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email by Kathy [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE recent launch of the Tom Comyns Olympic Trail on the University of Limerick campus honours the achievements of the Limerick athlete who competed at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 as part of the Irish 4×100-metre relay team.He also competed at the World Junior Championships in 1990, the World University Championships and the World Senior Championships in 1997, the European Indoor Championships in 1998, and the World Senior Championships in 2001.Mr Comyns was an outstanding relay runner and gave great service to both the Ireland 4x100m and the 4x400m relay teams over a period of 12 years, setting national records at both distances on a number of occasions.The Limerick Olympic Trails were launched in 2012 by Ronnie Long, Henry Kiely and Tom Foley of Limerick Athletic Club and Kevin O’Connor of Shannon Development to honour Limerick’s nine olympians.The first trail to be launched was the Niall O’Shaughnessy (Montreal 1976) in Adare; second was the Neil Cusack (Munich 1972 and Montreal 1976) trail, which is at the Condell road.The third was the Mick O’Shea (Moscow 1980) trail from Athlunkard Bridge to the canal at Clare Street, while the fourth is the Frank O’Mara (Los Angeles 1984, Seoul 1988 and Barcelona 1992) trail from the University of Limerick to the Canal at Clare Street.There are four more trails to be completed: the Jim Hogan (Tokyo 1964 and Mexico 1968) trail in Bruff; Rosemary Ryan (Sydney 2000) trail in Cappamore; Barbara Johnson (Seoul 1988) Great Southern trail in Rathkeale and the Denis Cussen (Amsterdam 1928) trail in Newcastle West.It is hoped that the remaining trails will be completed in the next year. Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival NewsTom Comyns trail launched at ULBy John Keogh – April 3, 2015 1179 WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
Twitter TAGSCoeliac Society of Irelandlimerick Advertisement Linkedin NewsCoeliac Society of Ireland and SuperValu host free Limerick By Staff Reporter – September 23, 2016 906 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp Facebook Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleHuman shin bone found on banks of River ShannonNext articleThree Limerick business women compete for National awards Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Coeliac Society of IrelandTHE Coeliac Society of Ireland in association with SuperValu, will host a series of in-store information and sampling events that will kick off in County Limerick, aimed at assisting and informing those with gluten intolerances.October’s event kicks off in county Limerick next week before heading to Tuam, Cork, Mullingar and Dublin.Participants can look forward to sampling of gluten-free products, advice from The Coeliac Society, tips on understanding food labels plus an opportunity to speak with a dietician.Coeliac disease is estimated to affect 46,000 people in Ireland. It is an auto-immune disease, which prevents those affected from digesting gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. The disease can manifest itself at any stage in a person’s lifetime, with symptoms including abdominal pain, recurring mouth-ulcers, weight-loss, vomiting and diarrhoea. The health implications of undiagnosed coeliac disease are far reaching can include; fertility issues, osteoporosis and anaemia. The only treatment is a gluten-free dietSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Commenting in advance of the in-store events, Communications Manager of the Coeliac Society of Ireland, Sonya Sheils said “We are delighted to partner with SuperValu on this series of events. One in 100 people in Ireland has coeliac disease and it can be challenging for them to figure out what they can eat, as gluten is a common ingredient in food. I would encourage anyone who wants to find out more about coeliac disease and gluten-free living to attend an event in their local SuperValu store. Our staff will be on hand to help.”She added: “The Coeliac Society of Ireland provides up-to-date support and information for those suffering from coeliac disease, as well as for their families. This includes an invaluable Food List, which references all of the gluten-free products available on the Irish market. Members also receive monthly updates on new products. The Food List makes it easier for sufferers to choose wisely when eating out.”SuperValu Marketing Manager Tara Clifford said: “We are delighted to host this event in our Newcastlewest store. SuperValu has invested heavily in developing a range of gluten free products that offer good value and great taste. Our Food Academy programme has also produced a large number of innovative products demonstrating the potential for small producers to develop some nice niche products. The in-store event is a great opportunity to showcase the range of gluten-free produce available and for us to engage with our shoppers to get their views.”These free in-store events are open to the general public, including those who are simply interested in maintaining a gluten-free diet. No pre-booking required.Events details;Newcastlewest SuperValu In-store EventMonday, October 3, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pmDooley’s SuperValu – Bishop St, Newcastlewest, Co. Limerick Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival
News Updates’S. 29, HMA Saves Rights Recognised By Custom’: Madras HC Upholds Defence Of Customary Divorce As Valid In Departmental Proceedings For Bigamy [Read Order] Mehal Jain18 Sep 2020 12:56 AMShare This – x”A plea of customary divorce is a valid defence in a departmental proceedings initiated for misconduct of bigamy under Service Rules/Conduct Rules”, the Madras High Court has ruled.The crux of the charge framed against the petitioner before Justice R. M. T. Teekaa was the delinquent’s reprehensible conduct in having married one Jeevarathinam, Woman Sub Inspector of Police, when his first wife…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?Login”A plea of customary divorce is a valid defence in a departmental proceedings initiated for misconduct of bigamy under Service Rules/Conduct Rules”, the Madras High Court has ruled.The crux of the charge framed against the petitioner before Justice R. M. T. Teekaa was the delinquent’s reprehensible conduct in having married one Jeevarathinam, Woman Sub Inspector of Police, when his first wife was living and thereby violating the Rule 23(1)(b) of the Tamil Nadu Subordinate Police Officers’ Conduct Rules 1964 and tarnishing the image of the Police Force. While it was admitted by the first wife that on account of misunderstandings between them, they had entered into a mutual consent dissolution of marriage deed in the presence of Village elders and got separated locally as per their custom, the Government Pleader contended that the plea that the first marriage was dissolved by entering into a local customary divorce could not be countenanced because such practice is not legally validThe Single Judge noted that it is not disputed that as per Hindu Law, divorce was not recognised as a means to put an end to marriage which was always considered to be a sacrament with only exception where it is recognised by custom. After coming into force the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, they can seek to put an end to their marriage by either obtaining a declaration that the marriage between them was a nullity on the grounds specified in Section 11 or to dissolve the marriage between them on any of the grounds mentioned in Section 13 of the Act. While, Section 29 of the Act saves the rights recognized by custom or conferred by special enactment to obtain the dissolution of marriage, whether solemnized before or after commencement of the Act. The bench noted that it is well established by long chain of authorities that prevalence of customary divorce in the community to which parties belong, contrary to general law of divorce must be specifically pleaded and established by the person propounding such custom. “The core question that is to be decided in this case is that whether the plea of customary divorce is a valid defence in the departmental proceedings initiated for an action of bigamy as defined in Section 3(b) of the Tamil Nadu Police Rules. In other words, Personal Law of the petitioner on the point of dissolution of marriage under customary practice of dissolution of marriage viz-a-viz misconduct of offence of bigamy under the Service Rules governing the police personnels”, reflected the bench.The bench found that the plea raised by the delinquent about the prevalence of customary divorce in their community was accepted by none other than the first wife herself, and it was only after the dissolution of the first marriage, that he had contracted the second marriage.Accordingly, the bench set aside the impugned order awarding punishment of reduction in rank of the petitioner from the post of Head Constable to Grade I PC for the period of two yearsHowever, the bench clarified that Disciplinary Proceedings can be initiated even if second marriage is contracted with the knowledge of the first wife so also even if the first wife does not prosecute the husband for the same. That is, a complaint given by the third party alleging contract of second marriage, a departmental proceedings can still be maintainable.Further, the bench stipulated that to substantiate the said plea of customary divorce, a specific plea has to be raised in the statement of defence by the delinquent officer and has to be proved on up to the decree of preponderance of probability and execution of the customary divorce as projected by the delinquent.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Few non-native species have colonized Antarctica, although increased human activity and accelerated climate change may increase their number, distributional range, and effects on native species on the continent. We searched 13 sites on the maritime Antarctic islands and 12 sites on the Antarctic Peninsula for annual bluegrass (Poa annua), a non-native flowering plant. We also evaluated the possible effects of competition between P. annua and 2 vascular plants native to Antarctica, Antarctic pearlwort (Colobanthus quitensis) and Antarctic hairgrass (Deschampsia antarctica). We grew the native species in experimental plots with and without annual bluegrass under conditions that mimicked the Antarctic environment. After 5 months, we measured photosynthetic performance on the basis of chlorophyll fluorescence and determined total biomass of both native species. We found individual specimens of annual bluegrass at 3 different sites on the Antarctic Peninsula during the 2007–2008 and 2009–2010 austral summers. The presence of bluegrass was associated with a statistically significant reduction in biomass of pearlwort and hairgrass, whereas the decrease in biomass of bluegrass was not statistically significant. Similarly, the presence of bluegrass significantly reduced the photosynthetic performance of the 2 native species. Sites where bluegrass occurred were close to major maritime routes of scientific expeditions and of tourist cruises to Antarctica. We believe that if current levels of human activity and regional warming persist, more non-native plant species are likely to colonize the Antarctic and may affect native species.
By Hannah Nepil It is unfortunate that the most antagonistic of questions are amongst the most frequently asked. Given the long list of tacit diplomatic no-nos which overshadow every social situation, you might have expected that the dreaded question “what’s next?” would have been outlawed long ago. But, to speak for embittered post-finalists everywhere, I can tell you it definitely hasn’t. Instead, it is assumed that the status of recent graduate lends itself to a little amicable interrogation, and we are again and again called upon to air our dirty laundry in public, to answer that question, and to justify our existence. The intensity of the anguish triggered by this line of questioning is directly proportional to the amount of time we have spent dwelling on the matter ourselves. Those whose chosen career or further study path seems, not only to have been mapped out for them, but to clarify their entire previous existence, are able to sidestep the angst. On the other hand, those who find decision-making a source of trauma are landed, ironically, with a seemingly infinite collection of choices. Suddenly they are confronted with something that their comfortable sail through the education system has left them unprepared for. It is these types who fall prey to the seduction of the ‘Random Job’, which can hold them captive for several years before they finally come to their senses. To this they can be spectacularly unsuited, as one graduate testifies, who spent her first year out of university as a pathologically squeamish anaesthetist. Luckily for her, however, she managed to exercise mind over matter by averting her gaze as she injected the fluid. “Did the patients never notice?” I asked. “I don’t think so,” she answered thoughtfully, “they never said anything.” For many, the heartless ejection from the education system triggers the instinct to grip for dear life to the umbilical chord, inducing a bee-line for postgraduate study of even the obscurest denomination. Happily there are plenty of courses which cater for this particular existential crisis. Between an MA in Adventure Tourism Management from Birmingham College of Food, Tourism and Creative Studies and the Msc in Playstation Studies from Sheffield Hallam University, we are spoilt for choice. Others prefer to define a lack of direction in more straightforward terms, under the all-embracing umbrella term, “Nothing”. “What do you mean, ‘Nothing’? How can you do ‘Nothing’?” I asked my friend incredulously.“I mean, Nothing. I’m not working. I’m not studying. It’s exhausting. I’m getting very into my daytime TV and I find there just aren’t enough hours in a day” and he smirked, presumably at his own dazzling wit. I could have asked how he was funding his “Nothing”, but given my stance on my student loan – “It’s like monopoly money” – that had carried me through my three years as a student to Italy, Spain, China, New York and back, I did not want to risk sounding hypocritical. This attitude, I found, would come back to haunt me as I approached the close of my third year, forcing me to call my bank and attempt a negotiation of my overdraft. “What do you need it for?” I was asked by a frankly hostile third party.“Oh, you know, my day-to-day living necessities”, I answered, struggling to annunciate my words through my Pret salad. Surprisingly, I was unsuccessful and it was under dire financial straits that I decided to face up to my responsibility as a fully functional adult, giving up my place for a Masters and procuring for myself a job in an Estate Agents. When, two days in, I was turfed out, due to general ineptitude, until further notice, I rationalised away the shame. Well. I didn’t need them. I had a degree in Music, so I was bloody well going to use it. The next day I went busking, setting up camp outside the French Institute, round the corner from the infamous Estate Agents. For a couple of hours I regaled the hapless passers by with endless renditions of the French National Anthem, hoping to capitalise on the location. It was only when a fuming optician and two sheepish youths sporting orange City Council T-shirts sidled up that I realised that the game was over: An acknowledgement I was forced to revisit on my humble re-admittance to John D. Wood and co. where I found the following email in the collective junk inbox, “Further to getting the boot, Hannah can be found “busking” outside the French Institute”. The real world could wait. My masters course was beckoning, and with no more affectations of resistance, I followed.
Timmy’s Pies has landed a deal with Selfridges to supply its London store with a range of its shortcrust pies.The business, based near Acton in west London, revealed to British Baker that it had created six varieties for the department store, which will be on sale throughout its London Oxford Street store April as part of Local Food Heroes month. Varieties include venison, stout & prune, Brookfield Farm veal pie, homity pie, slow roast pork & rhubarb, pork & apple, and Applewood smoked bacon & egg.Tim Wilkes, owner of Timmy’s Pies, told British Baker: “We approached Selfridges a while back, but they recently got in touch with us about a ‘Local Food Heroes’ month they’re having, to promote local suppliers. They were interested in having us in the deli counter for this event, since we’re a West-London based company.“We’re totally chuffed. We supply some fantastic shops, delis and pubs across London, and we’re very proud to be in the Selfridges foodhall for this local food producers month.”He added that firm’s month-long deal to supply its pies to Selfridges could be extended on a more permanent basis.Timmy’s Pies started in 2010 from a stall at a Chelsea Farmers’ Market, and supplied pubs, delis and shops across London. In total, two employees work for the company producing a range of savoury shortcrust pies.
Access to technology is something that is so ever-present in today’s western world, that we often take it for granted. While I remember the first families on my street to get a home computer, my sons can’t remember a time when they couldn’t get online, first through laptops, then phones, and now an endless number of connected devices. They have had the benefit of using technology not only for entertainment and social networking, but to further their education and develop critical digital skills for their futures. But that’s not the case everywhere in the world.I truly believe that access to technology is not a luxury, but a necessity and is at the centre of human progress. And this is exactly what Dell’s Youth Learning program is designed to do – give underserved youth better access to technology, and therefore opportunities, by providing grant funding, volunteers and Dell products and solutions. Part of our wider 2020 Legacy of Good Plan, this program has a goal to help 4 million youth directly and support 12 million people indirectly by the year 2020. And last year, we also committed to donating over $14 million dollars globally to Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing (STEM) education for underserved children.Last week I had the opportunity to travel to South Africa and Ethiopia where I got to see first-hand the life-changing impact this program can have on young people and the communities they live in. Visiting one of our newest solar-powered Dell Learning Labs in Diepsloot, it was incredible to see how a humble shipping container could be transformed into an invaluable community technology resource using solar panels to power ten of our Wyse thin client workstations (that have the benefit of using only four percent of the energy required for traditional PCs) all of which are managed by one of our PowerEdge air cooled servers.I then went on to Addis Ababa where I joined Camara Education and the Ethiopian Ministry for Education along with more than 1,000 students and teachers from Shimelis Habte Secondary School at the opening of our newest computer technology lab.This computer lab is part of a much larger, $12 million dollar innovative project in partnership with the Ethiopian Ministry for Education, supported by Dell and Camara Education which will deliver over 30,000 PCs to more than 1,250 schools, benefiting 1.2 million students between 2016 and 2019. Uniquely, the Ethiopian government is investing over $9 million in the project to ensure its success, which is achieved through schools leveraging local government allocated budgets as well as parent and community contributions.The program seeks to incentivize and motivate students to focus on their learning through to further education to build successful employment opportunities and careers in STEM fields. This year, as part of the partnership with Camara Education, Dell donated a grant of $650,000 USD, benefiting more than 400,000 youth and over 3,000 educators in 422 locations.I was incredibly honored to have the opportunity to see both of these incredible projects in person and meet the inspiring young people who have benefitted from them. One of the best parts of my trip was meeting was meeting Haregeweine Ababu in Addis Ababa who had such a great story. Thanks to her experience with Camara Education she is now pursuing a career as a software engineer.For more information on Dell’s 2020 Legacy of Good plan visit: http://legacyofgood.dell.com
NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood Wednesday announced the creation of the NCUA Culture Council to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity (DEI) within the agency during its Credit Union Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summit. NAFCU Director of Regulatory Affairs Ann Kossachev attended the event and led a think-tank exercise to generate conversation and solutions to existing and emerging challenges related to advancing DEI.The agency also demonstrated its credit union diversity self-assessment, “which helps credit unions identify opportunities to strengthen diversity and inclusion policies and practices within their organizations.”“When credit union people talk about diversity, inclusion, and equity, it’s with an understanding that those values are part of this industry’s genetic code,” said Hood in his speech at the summit. “We should take pride in our achievements at elevating the commitment to diversity and inclusion, but there is still a tremendous amount of work that needs to be done. Diversity, equity, and inclusion should be sources of enrichment, strength, and unity, not division.”Additionally, summit attendees from NCUA Board Members Mark McWatters and Todd Harper, agency staff, and industry leaders on best practices and how the NCUA can support the credit unions in their efforts. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Employment Report AwaitedThe claims report will have no impact on the Labor Department’s comprehensive employment report for April, which is scheduled to be released on Friday, as it falls outside the period during which the government surveyed establishments and households for its monthly report.Still, jobless claims totaled 26.5 million through the week of April 12. Economists, however, cautioned that this would not necessarily translate into a similar number of job losses in the government’s closely watched employment report.”We have to remember that there is evidence to suggest there were delays for people registering, with discussion of jammed phone lines and websites crashing under the traffic,” said James Knightly, chief international economist at ING in New York.”Offsetting this there may have been people who filed more than one claim in confusion while other people may have found work in the grocery and parcel delivery sectors.”Some companies like Walmart and Amazon are hiring workers to meet huge demand in online shopping. There is also demand for truck drivers as well as workers at pharmacies, supermarkets and courier companies.According to a Reuters survey of economists, nonfarm payrolls are forecast to have plunged by a historic 22 million in April, which would blow away the record 800,000 dive seen during the 2007-2009 recession. Employment dropped by 701,000 jobs in March, ending a record streak of gains dating to September 2010.The unemployment rate is seen jumping to 16% in April, which would shatter the post-World War Two record of 10.8 percent touched in November 1982. In March the jobless rate shot up 0.9 percentage point, the largest monthly change since January 1975, to 4.4 percent.April could, however, mark the trough in job losses as more small businesses access their portion of an almost $3 trillion fiscal package, which made provisions for them to get loans that could be partially forgiven if they were used for employee salaries. At least 30 states are partially reopening, which could see some of the unemployed going back to work.Thursday’s claims report is also expected to show the number of people receiving benefits after an initial week of aid raced to a record 19.905 million in the week ended April 25 from 17.992 million in the week. The so-called continuing claims data is reported with a one-week lag.”Continuing claims should remain elevated for longer, only peaking once hiring starts to resume more substantially,” said Veronica Clark, an economist at Citigroup in New York. “This will likely occur sometime in June as reopenings slowly start through May. More substantial increases in employment in monthly job figures could occur into July and August, but some more-permanent job losses are likely to remain.”Topics : Millions more Americans likely sought unemployment benefits last week, suggesting a broadening of layoffs from consumer facing industries to other segments of the economy and could remain elevated even as many parts of the country start to reopen.The Labor Department’s weekly jobless claims report on Thursday will probably reinforce economists’ views of a protracted recovery of the economy, which is reeling from nationwide lockdowns to slow the spread of COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus.The economy shrank in the first quarter at the steepest pace since the Great Recession from 2007-2009. The weekly claims report would follow news on Wednesday that private payrolls fell by a record 20.2 million in April, which set up the overall labor market for historic job losses last month. “Even with the economy slowly starting to reopen, the number of unemployed should continue to rise sharply as governments, as well as businesses that have tried but not succeeded at holding the line, are now laying off workers,” said Joel Naroff, chief economist at Naroff Economics in Holland, Pennsylvania.”The pace of new claims for unemployment is slowing, but remains at levels unimaginable just a few months ago.”Initial claims for state unemployment benefits likely totaled a seasonally adjusted 3.0 million for the week ended May 2, according to a Reuters survey of economists. That would be down from 3.839 million in the prior week and mark the fifth straight weekly decrease in applications since hitting a record 6.867 million in the week ended March 28.Last week’s filings would lift the number of people who filed claims for unemployment benefits to about 33.3 million since March 21, roughly 22 percent of the working age population.
Share 37 Views no discussions NewsRegional Barbados government to crack down on cash for gold trade by: – May 16, 2012 Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Photo credit: inetgiant.comBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — As a means of removing any incentive to obtain cash for stolen goods, the government of Barbados is looking to tweak out-of-date legislation, thus making it mandatory that persons offering jewellery and metals for sale must be paid in the form of a cheque. This is an attempt to better regulate the ‘Cash for Gold’ scheme and to prevent copper theft.It will come in the form of the revamping of The Sale of Old Metals Act and the Old Metal Dealers Act, which are presently outdated in their provisions, since they were promulgated in 1948; and hence have failed to provide law enforcement officials with the required authority to adequately respond to the challenges currently being faced by the trade.At a recent press conference held at the Attorney General’s Office, Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite outlined these changes and stated that they have come in light of increased negative and criminal activity regarding the sale of gold, other precious metals and copper.“Over the years, several entrepreneurs have found creative marketing approaches to exploit the financial benefits attached to the sale of these items. Hence, the recent demand and the spiraling increase in price for these commodities on the international market have led to their attractiveness by both business persons and those with criminal interests,” the attorney general noted, while lamenting that “these entrepreneurial activities have brought with them some unintended harmful repercussions involving the criminal element and a spike in the crime of robbery against the person, theft as well as burglary.”He continued: “This relatively new enterprise, which is commonly referred to as the ‘Cash for Gold Scheme,’ is conducted by some reputable and honest persons in the business community, while at the same time, it has attracted some questionable persons of interest. As a result, this scheme is proving to be of grave concern to police in Barbados, for left unmanaged, it has the potential to create a negative effect on the economic and social fabric of this country,” Brathwaite said.Revealing statistics showed that in 2011 a total of 529 persons were the victims of attacks where jewelry was stolen, inclusive of robberies and theft from the person. Brathwaite disclosed this represented an increase of 34.3 percent when compared to 394 such incidents in 2010. And, of a total of 406 of these crimes in 2011, jewelry featured prominently among the items stolen.“The reality is that several law enforcement agencies in the Caribbean have found a direct correlation between the Cash for Gold scheme and an attendant increase in crimes such as burglary, robbery and theft from the person. In addition, Barbados is one jurisdiction within which there is a discernible link between these incidents of crime and this business enterprise as within the last several months theft of chains, rings and other types of jewelry have been escalating in private as well as the public place,” the attorney general confirmed.Noting that police intelligence sources hinted there was a direct link between stolen jewelry and its easy disposal in such non-traditional markets as clothing stores and other retail outlets, the senior government official indicated that “from several police reports some of the owners of these places of business have facilitated the disposal of stolen jewelry by allowing those persons to take selected goods in exchange for the gold. Not to mention there was also reason to believe these items were subjected to a process of alteration in appearance before being shipped to external markets.”The minister also suggested that “a key development arising out of the Cash for Gold scheme continued to be the use of the media to generate interest in this activity, as was evidenced by the frequency with which advertisements appeared in local newspapers, thus inviting the sale of gold at arranged locations and private residences.” He added: “This particular set of circumstances reinforced the need for the trade in gold to be conducted from fixed locations with registration of these locations being mandatory.”Some of the proposed regulations are as follows: Record and proof of identification, which means any person engaging in the purchase of any second hand or precious metal, must provide the police with certain information of the person from whom the metal was acquired. Record of the transaction — this specifies that second hand dealers have to complete a transaction form at the time of the actual business deal. And, the second hand dealer must maintain a copy of the completed transaction form on the registered place of business for at least two years. Proof of ownership — the seller shall sign a statement verifying that the seller is the rightful owner of the goods or is entitled to sell, consign, or trade the goods. And finally, payment for sale of goods and stiffer penalties — it is recommended that penalties for breaches in the legislation should be stiff enough to be an effective deterrent. It is, therefore proposed that anyone who disregards the legislation will be guilty of an offence and will be liable on summary of conviction to a fine of $10 000 or to imprisonment for two years, or to both, or if convicted on indictment fined $50 000 or 10 years in imprisonment, or both.In concluding, the minister reiterated government’s commitment to “crack down” on this illegal activity. However, he pointed out that it would not be without its challenges.“The challenge for local law enforcement to effectively respond to these offences is the out-of-date legislation and this problem is compounded by the presence of various marketplaces that are willing to facilitate the timely disposal of this stolen commodity. And, we need to start regulating this legislation. This doesn’t only affect homeowners, private enterprises and public entities but it could also affect any of us sitting here. This affects us all,” the attorney general asserted. By Theresa BlackmanCaribbean News Now
He’s won two of the first 11 Big Sky Landscaping Series events so far this season. Tour events are held at Sunset Speedway Park and Willamette Speedway. Sean Gentry, Dakota Godard, Jerry Schram, Donald Schott and Brian Cronk own checkers as well in what’s proven to be a very competitive series. “The nice thing about Stock Cars is that they have their own rules. Track owners love them,” said Roberts. “”There are no if’s, and’s or buts. They just go by the book.” First-time Super Nationals competitor Kevin Roberts is also a two-time winner in the inaugural Big Sky Landscaping IMCA Sunoco Stock Car Series this season. (IMCA Photo) “We are helping start a class that is going to take off anyway,” Roberts said Wednesday afternoon, shortly after making his debut at Boone Speedway. “It’s going to happen. People love this class.” Roberts, from Gresham, saw how much the drivers and fans loved the sanctioned class during a trip to Arizona. He bought his first car used out of Texas, then – much impressed by owner Paul Burger’s knowledge – bought three B & B Chassis rollers. After racing everything from a street stock to modifieds and late models, Roberts quickly found a new favorite division. Now he’s one of the driving forces behind the growth of the division in the Pacific Northwest and the first Stock Car driver from Oregon to compete at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. GRESHAM, Ore. – Kevin Roberts was so impressed the first time he saw an IMCA Sunoco Stock Car that he went out and bought one for himself.
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