Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc 2005 Annual Report

first_imgTaj Pamodzi Hotels Plc (PMODZI.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc (PMODZI.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc (PMODZI.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc (PMODZI.zm)  2005 annual report.Company ProfileTaj Pamodzi Hotel Plc is a leading hospitality company in Zambia, offering five-star accommodation and facilities for individual and business travellers. The company owns and operates Taj Pamodzi Hotel which is based in the central business district of Lusaka, and conveniently located to the international airport. The hotel boasts 193 luxury rooms, five meeting rooms and a selection of restaurants. The luxury hotel also has onsite a fully-equipped health and fitness centre with a heated swimming pool, a wellness and beauty spa, medical clinic, hair salon and florist. Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc is a subsidiary of Tata Zambia Limited, an international automobile assembly and distributor company. Taj Pamodzi Hotel Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more


Research on N Ireland charitable giving revealed

first_img 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. Howard Lake | 14 September 2005 | News Research carried out by the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action has found that more than nine out of ten people in Northern Ireland make donations averaging £12.76 per month and as much as an additional £44 million could be raised if people used Gift Aid.Amongst women there is a slightly greater propensity to give than compared to men (95% of women give compared to 93% of men). The average donation made by men was £13.70 compared with £12.08 for women. Those aged 25 to 34 are most likely of all the age groups to make donations. However individuals aged over 65 give the highest average donations (£14.72 compared to the lowest average donation of £8.28 made by 16 to 24 year olds). Advertisement Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Ireland Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Individuals who earn between £26,000 and £30,000 are more inclined to give to charity than any of the other income groups. This group also makes the highest average donation (£17.84).Individuals in the lowest income bracket donate 2.3% of their annual income to charity compared to 0.3% of annual income donated to charity by those individuals in the highest income bracket.Spontaneous giving is the most popular form of giving. This form of giving is characterised by methods where the individual is approached and asked for a donation, such as door to door or street collections. 62.1% of all individuals gave charitable donations via these methods. However the yield is relatively low, with an average donation of £8.91 (excluding cash donations made at places of worship).Planned giving is used by a small minority of the population, with only 7.8% of the population using payroll giving which yields an average donation of £10.68 per month. Share giving is only used by 0.6% of individuals and the average donation made was £15.40.The two most popular causes that draw the widest support are medical research (22.1% of the population) and religious organisations (15.9% of the population).Almost one in every ten individuals who made donations to a charitable cause did not notice the cause.Less than a quarter (23.7%) of all charitable donations were gift aided. This equates to approximately £44 million that the sector could receive if all donations were gift aided.Despite changes by the government in 2000 to encourage planned giving through a number of tax incentives, the full potential of tax effective giving is not being realised. A key challenge for the sector in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK is to make better use of planned, tax-efficient giving.The survey of charitable giving in Northern Ireland has revealed the majority of donations made are relatively small. This is a reflection of the popularity of spontaneous forms of giving that usually yield small amounts in the form of spare change. Elite givers are defined as individuals who give £50 or more to charity per month. These larger average donations are usually associated with planned forms of giving. Within Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK planned giving takes second place to more traditional, spontaneous methods. Given the characteristics of spontaneous giving the number of elite givers is always going to be low if this form of giving perpetuates.Nearly two-thirds of all donations made are £10 or under (63.2%). Despite this large number of donations made at this level the actual amount in terms of total donations this represents is relatively small (only 23.6%). At the other end of the scale only 2.3% of those individuals surveyed gave an average donation of £50 or more. However their donation represents 15.5% of the total amount donated. Research on N Ireland charitable giving revealed  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more


2015 TCU Fact Book to be more interactive, digital

first_img Previous articleStanford professor speaks as Green Honors ChairNext articleVolleyball pulls out comeback win against Baylor in front of record-setting crowd Hakim Zakaria RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Twitter Hakim Zakariahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hakim-zakaria/ printThe 2015 TCU Fact Book, debuting this fall, will be more digital and interactive than previous editions.Since 1980, the Fact Book has been a key source for information on student data, academic statistics, diversity figures and other university information.The Fact Book is organized into six major areas: Entering First-Year, Students, Academic Programs, Faculty and Staff, Financial Resources and Physical Facilities.The  2015 Fact Book will allow individuals to look at data faster and in a more varied and accessible way, said Dr. Cathan Coghlan, director of the Office of Institutional Research.“Before, if you wanted to know how many Hispanic male biology majors we had, you had to ask our office because we didn’t have that level of detail in the Fact Book,” Coghlan said. “But now someone can go to our enrollment and they can look at biology majors and then they’ll be able to filter by ethnicity and gender.”In the past, the Microsoft Excel was used to generate the data and then published information in a PDF format.“What we found is that departments, students, faculty, and deans would often have questions that we have available in the data, but they’re not available in the Fact Book because it’s just slicing and dicing the data in different ways,” Coghlan said.The 2015 Fact Book will be housed on the institutional research website when it is released, which contains links to TCU Fact Books dating back to 1980. Linkedin Hakim Zakaria The 2015 Fact Book will provide an improved way to look at TCU’s demographics. Condensed semester, lost week to snowstorm adding to some students stress during finals week ReddIt Fort Worth Refugee Resettlement The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years + posts Hakim Zakaria is a senior journalism major from Juba, South Sudan. He covers academics for TCU360. Hakim Zakariahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hakim-zakaria/ Texas among states opposing Syrian refugee resettlement Dean’s Teaching Award honors professors’ excellence in classroom Facebook Facebook Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Hakim Zakariahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hakim-zakaria/ Honors College searching for a new dean Twitter Hakim Zakariahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hakim-zakaria/ ReddItlast_img read more


Public media show bias in coverage of presidential election campaign, despite efforts by some

first_img The Senegalese government never respected the principle of ministerial discretion, under which senior government officials are supposed to adopt a low profile during the campaign. Nonetheless, the principle of equal treatment for the 15 presidential candidates was generally respected in the special election programmes. Reports SenegalAfrica Organisation February 27, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Public media show bias in coverage of presidential election campaign, despite efforts by some RSF asks Senegal to amend its new press law SenegalAfrica News News RSF decries exceptional press freedom violations in Senegal At a news conference yesterday in Dakar, Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard presented a report on the Senegalese public media’s coverage of the first round of the presidential election. It shows that the state-owned media displayed a pro-government bias throughout the campaign.The national TV broadcaster Radiodiffusion Télévision Sénégalaise (RTS), the official Agence de Presse Sénégalaise (APS) news agency and the state-owned daily Le Soleil all violated the rules of democratic pluralism by devoting almost all of their news coverage to the policies of the government, which is dominated by the Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS). This is the party of President Abdoulaye Wade, who is running for another term.The Senegalese government never respected the principle of ministerial discretion, under which senior government officials are supposed to adopt a low profile during the campaign. Instead, opposition parties were sidelined throughout the campaign, obtaining just 0.06 per cent and 5.85 per cent of the overall news coverage on the public TV channel RTS 1 and on the state radio (RSI and the Chaîne Nationale network).Nonetheless, the principle of equal treatment for the 15 presidential candidates was generally respected in the special election programmes, albeit with a slight advantage for President Wade. All the candidates had a more or less equal opportunity to speak on the state television and radio.The biggest and most persistent imbalances were in the state-owned print media. The APS news agency devoted more than 25 per cent of its entire news coverage to President Wade and his party, the PDS, while the daily Le Soleil gave him more than 40 per cent of its space during the campaign. One of the highlights of Le Soleil’s election coverage was the publication of a 12-page special pull-out on Wade’s programme, in violation of the Senegalese electoral code’s ban of propaganda in favour of any presidential candidate.RTS 1 treats election as digressionThe public TV station RTS 1 created a special programme called “Candidates have the word” for the presidential election campaign. It was broadcast in two sections, from 7:00 p.m. to 7:40 p.m. and from 9:00 p.m. to 9:40 p.m. and was carried by the public radio stations at the same time. Reporters Without Borders hails this initiative by the public broadcaster RTS as it unquestionably helped to balance the airtime of the various candidates.However, the French and Wolof-language news programmes created an imbalance by giving almost eight additional minutes to President Wade during the first week of the three-week campaign. This imbalance was not redressed during the last two weeks. The campaign was badly marred by the absence of views critical of the government in the news programmes, in which more than 99 per cent of overall coverage was about the activities of the PDS government. The lack of debates between people of differing views was also regrettable.RSI and Chaîne Nationale try to be balanced but fall shortThe national radio broadcaster made a significant attempt to be balanced throughout the campaign, letting all the candidates speak on the air and providing regular reports on the activities of each candidate by reporters who were given the job of following them around. But despite all these efforts, the rules of equality were not fully respected.With a total of 9 hours, 6 minutes and 22 seconds of airtime in campaign coverage by the two public radio stations, President Wade had about one hour more than all the other candidates over the three weeks of the campaign. All the other candidates were treated relatively equally as regards each other, except Robert Sagna of the Takku Defaraat Sénégal (UFDS) coalition, who got just 8 hours, 4 minutes and 6 seconds.As regards news coverage by the public radio stations, there was a bias during the first week towards President Wade, who got 9.68 per cent of the coverage. Overall, balance was restored during the second week, but was disturbed again during the third week, when the candidate of the Jubanti Sénégal coalition, Abdoulaye Bathily (LD/MPT), received more than three hours of airtime.While candidates were given more or less equal time to speak on the air during the first two weeks, this was not the case during the third week, above all as a result of new section called “The guest” on the French and Wolof-language news programmes. Four of the candidates – Mamadou Lamine Diallo (independent), Mame Adama Guèye (independent), Moustapha Niasse of the Alternative 2007 (AFP) coalition and Idrissa Seck of the Rewmi part and the And Liguey Sénégal coalition – were not invited to take part.Professional coverage by APS, but not evenly apportionedThe national news agency APS ran many dispatches about all 15 candidates. It also offered detailed, illustrated portraits of each candidate and their political career.However, coverage of the candidates was not equally apportioned throughout the campaign. There was systematically more coverage of President Wade, who had totalled 25 per cent of all coverage by the end of the campaign. He was also mentioned more often than his rivals in APS general news dispatches, especially in press reviews, because of his status as presidential incumbent.The principle of equality was also not respected among the candidates opposed to President Wade. Idrissa Seck of Rewmi got 10.62 per cent of APS’s overall news coverage and Moustapha Niasse (AFP) got 10.18 per cent, while all the other candidates got less than 10 per cent (9.18 per cent for Socialist Party candidate Ousmane Tanor Dieng and 7.63 per cent for LD/MPT candidate Abdoulaye Bathily).References to President Wade represented 21.46 per cent of candidate references during the first week of the campaign, against 13.79 per cent for Moustapha Niasse (AFP) and 9.20 per cent for Abdoulaye Bathily (LD/MPT). This imbalance was maintained during the second week and became even more marked during the third week, when news coverage related to Wade represented 26.32 per cent of overall coverage against just 12.63 per cent for Idrissa Seck of Rewmi in second position and 8.77 per cent for Ousmane Tanor Dieng of the Socialist Party in third position.Le Soleil offers least balanced coverageThe state-owned daily Le Soleil’s coverage of the first round campaign was never balanced. It constantly praised President Wade, proclaiming itself as the president’s newspaper. Support for Wade was expressed many times in its columns, while his opponents received biased, negative treatment. There was no attempt to give the candidates equal coverage. On the contrary, coverage of President Wade took up 40 per cent of the newspaper’s space during the three weeks of the campaign. The other candidates all got less than 9 per cent.This bias became more accentuated as the campaign progressed. News coverage of President Wade represented 21.46 per cent of the newspaper’s space during the first week, 31.04 per cent during the second week and peaked at 51.04 per cent in the third week.On 19 February, Le Soleil published a special 12-page pullout entirely devoted to President Wade, with a foreword by his campaign manager, Prime Minister Macky Sall, although the Senegalese electoral code bans publication of any presidential candidate propaganda or publicity.The newspaper was not warned or punished by the Senegalese media regulatory authority, the National Council for the Regulation of Broadcasting (CNRA) – whose mandate includes regulation of electoral propaganda – and it never tried to correct its bias against the other candidates.RecommendationsIn the event of a second round, Reporters Without Borders urges:- The public broadcast media to purse their attempts to be balanced in news coverage linked to the candidates. The news programmes should in future give more airtime to the opposition’s activities in order to ensure respect for democratic pluralism.- Public print media editors to make it a policy to give all candidates equal treatment. If there are serious violations of Senegalese law, the print media must be warned by the appropriate authorities and must be forced to redress any imbalance or bias against any candidate. News Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts March 5, 2021 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa RSF_en January 8, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Senegal to go further November 27, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more


Rose Bowl 2017 Draws Mega Music Acts U2, Justin Bieber and More as Yet Unrevealed

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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. Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Rose Bowl General Manager Darryl DunnThe Rose Bowl is proving to be a consistently booked, world-class concert venue for some of the biggest acts in music as it rolls out confirmations for chart-topping artists U2 and Justin Bieber and prepares its very own Arroyo Seco Music and Arts Festival as calendar heavyweights for 2017 — a year of music that Rose Bowl CEO/General Manager Darryl Dunn says will be one of the Bowl’s biggest yet.“We’ve certainly had a successful run and we’re pleased and the artists enjoy coming to our venue. It’s going to be a real exciting year for music at the Rose Bowl,” said Dunn.The Rose Bowl’s iconic reputation for hosting some of the nation’s most anticipated college football games may soon be tied with being known as a leading international tour stop for stadium famed music performers.Wildly successful rock band U2 recently revealed it will bring their “Joshua Tree 2017 Tour” to the Rose Bowl on May 20, pop super star Justin Bieber is set to take the stage on Aug. 5 and the debut of Pasadena’s ambitious and first of its kind Arroyo Music and Arts Festival just a taste of what concert goers have to look forward to.Although Rolling Stone reported that Green Day will perform their first-ever concert at the Rose Bowl this spring, Dunn said the group has not yet been officially confirmed.“We’re working on a few others,” explained Dunn.The Rose Bowl event calendar is not expected to be filled with large scale concerts on a frequent basis.“We’re not forecasting a lot of concerts for the long term; that is one of the reasons why the music festival is important for us,” explained Dunn.The Arroyo Seco Music and Arts Festival is expected to be held over a two to three-day period on the same weekend each June, and is planned to feature a diverse range of musicians and artists on stages both in the Stadium and on the surrounding land, according to the Rose Bowl website.The Rose Bowl partnered with concert promoter AEG, one of the world’s largest event promoters, whose successful festivals include the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, British Summer Time Hyde Park in London, and the Coachella Music & Arts Festival.“The music festival is a go. In the near future there’s going to release some information about the acts and so forth and we are looking forward to it coming in June,” said Dunn.The music festival is a prime example of how the Rose Bowl plans to compete with other local competition.“We are cognizant though that when the L.A. Rams stadium is built in 2019 that it’s going to be a big competitor,” explained Dunn.That state of the art stadium, located in Inglewood, broke ground in early November last year and will be surrounded by a development that includes a performance venue, hotel, hundreds of thousands of square feet for retail and offices, homes and a lake with waterfalls, according to the L.A. Times.It is expected to seat 70,240 and be able accommodate 25,000 extra people.But bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better, according to Dunn, who said the Rose Bowl’s location, character and legacy are what keep crowds and artists coming back for more.“It’s an iconic facility and its a great setting that’s kind of like the Hollywood Bowl, but bigger. Our artists are really enjoying coming here and we’ve had strong success. When acts have come here they have done very well in terms of ticket sales and it just works,” Dunn said.For more information, visit http://www.rosebowlstadium.com. Community News Rose Bowl 2017 Draws Mega Music Acts U2, Justin Bieber and More as Yet Unrevealed By BRANDON VILLALOVOS Published on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 | 9:17 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Community News Subscribe Community News 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Herbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKate Beckinsale Was Shamed For Being “Too Old” To Wear A BikiniHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? 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Fire breaks out at St. Columba’s church in Termon during mass

first_img Facebook Pinterest Previous articleFour men arrested over dissident republican activity released unconditionallyNext articleListen back to live music, chat and features on the Weekend Edition admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – September 26, 2015 Fire breaks out at St. Columba’s church in Termon during mass There has been a fire in St. Columba’s Church in Termon.A light overhead went on fire and fell to the ground during 10 o’clock mass this morning.The incident occurred in the main body of the chapel.It’s believed there is no structural damage to the building and no injuries have been reported.However Toxic fumes are still prevalent in the chapel and it is currently cordoned off.The fire service have advised that this evenings mass should not go ahead.Father McHugh has been relaying what happened this morning:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/fath.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Twitter Google+center_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Twitter Google+ Homepage BannerNews Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal last_img read more


Breaking: Labour Activist Shiv Kumar Granted Bail In All Three Cases By A Local Court In Sonipat

first_imgTop StoriesBreaking: Labour Activist Shiv Kumar Granted Bail In All Three Cases By A Local Court In Sonipat Sparsh Upadhyay4 March 2021 1:01 AMShare This – xLabour activist Shiv Kumar, who is an associate of Dalit Labour Activist Nodeep Kaur has got bail from a Local Court in Sonipat District (Haryana) in all three cases registered against him. While in two cases, he was granted Bail on Wednesday (03rd March), in the third case, he has been granted Bail today.#Breaking: Labour activist #ShivKumar, an associate of Punjab activist Nodeep…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?LoginLabour activist Shiv Kumar, who is an associate of Dalit Labour Activist Nodeep Kaur has got bail from a Local Court in Sonipat District (Haryana) in all three cases registered against him. While in two cases, he was granted Bail on Wednesday (03rd March), in the third case, he has been granted Bail today.#Breaking: Labour activist #ShivKumar, an associate of Punjab activist Nodeep Kaur (@KaurNodeep), has been granted bail by a Local Court in Sonepat in all three cases registered against him. pic.twitter.com/MMs7yPj4bH— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) March 4, 2021 Sonipat Sessions Judge, Yashvir Singh Rathor granted him Bail in the third case registered against him Under Sections 148, 149, 332, 353, 186, 384, 379-B, 307 IPC. After briefly noting the facts of the Case, the Court granted him Bailiby stating,”Co-accused namely Naudeep Kaur, whose case is identical to that of applicant, has been released on bail by the Hon’ble High Court vide order (Y.S. Rathor) Sessions Judge, Sonipat, 04.03.2021 -3- dated 26.02.2021 in CRM-M No.7398 of 2021. In these circumstances, applicant is thus entitled to be released on bail on the ground of parity.”He has been granted Bail on furnishing personal bond in the sum of Rs.1,00,000/- with one surety in the like amount to the satisfaction of Area/Duty MagistrateShiv Kumar is the president of Mazdoor Adhikar Sangathan, and he was arrested on 16th January, days after the arrest of Nodeep Kaur.About Shiv Kumar Both Shiv Kumar and Nodeep kaur were arrested after their protest against the alleged harassment of factory workers in the Kundli Industrial Area in Sonepat turned violent on 12 January. The Police has named both of them in three FIRs filed in connection with the January 12th incident, which includes charges of attempt to murder, theft and extortion. Advocate Jatinder Kumar appeared on behalf of Kumar who filed his Bail Plea in all the three cases, once Nodeep Kaur was granted on bail in all three cases. The Punjab and Haryana High Court had granted Bail To Dalit Labour Activist Nodeep Kaur in the third FIR Registered against her on February 26. The Bench of Justice Avneesh Jhingan granted her bail while hearing her Bail Plea and a Suo Moto registered in connection with her matter (both matters heard together). However, with regard to allegations of her illegal detention, the matter will continue to be heard by the Court. Significantly, the Bench observed, “It would be appropriate to say that the right to peaceful protest is circumscribed by a thin line. The crossing of line may change the colour of protest. It would be subject matter of trial as to whether the line for the peaceful protest was crossed in the alleged incident or not.” Nodeep Kaur’s Bail Plea Submitting that she has been targeted and falsely implicated in the matter as she was successful in generating massive support in favour of the Farmers’ movement, Dalit Labour Activist Nodeep Kaur had claimed in her Bail plea (filed before the Punjab & Haryana High Court) that she was beaten, tortured and suffered multiple injuries. “Beaten Black And Blue By Police Officials”, Dalit Labour Activist Nodeep Kaur Submits In Her Bail Plea, P&H HC To Hear Plea Tomorrow In her bail plea, she had claimed that after arresting her, the Police Officials took her to the Police Station “in absence of any woman police official” and was “beaten black and blue by the police officials.” Significantly, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the Haryana Police for a report on a complaint that labour activist Nodeep Kaur. About Nodeep Kaur As stated, Nodeep Kaur is a member of the Mazdoor Adhikar Sangathan and was arrested on 12th January when she participated in a protest held by unpaid labourers near the Singhu border between Haryana and Delhi and she remains in custody to date (in Haryana’s Karnal jail). Arrested by the Sonipat Police on January 12 on charges of attempt to murder, rioting, and assault to deter a public servant from discharge of his duty under the Indian Penal Code, among others. As reported by The Hindu, the Sonipat Police issued a statement that a police team had gone to Kundli Industrial Area the day after they received information about the alleged manhandling of management and staff of an industrial unit, and attempts to extort money from them. According to police, Ms. Nodeep and her associates attacked the police with sticks, causing injuries to seven personnel. Following the incident, she was arrested, but her associates managed to escape. Responding to allegations of torture, the police had said, “She did not raise the issue of assault by police officers either before the Medical Officer or the Chief Judicial Magistrate.” “Thus, the allegations put forward by the accused or her lawyer seems to be an afterthought and the Police Department clearly negates the said allegation,” said the statement. Significantly, the arrest and the alleged torture of Kaur sparked social media debate and gained attention after Meena Harris, the niece of United States Vice President Kamala Harris, tweeted about her.Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more


Lawyer for juror in Breonna Taylor case fires back at Kentucky AG

first_imgiStock/CatEyePerspectiveBy: KARMA ALLEN, ABC News (NEW YORK) — An attorney for an anonymous grand juror in the Breonna Taylor case responded to a motion filed by the Kentucky attorney general’s office to stop jurors from speaking publicly on court proceedings.Kevin Glogower, who is representing the anonymous grand juror, filed the reply on Sunday. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said granting the grand juror’s ask would go against centuries of U.S. customs and traditions. The AG’s office also asked for a stay of any court order allowing the juror to speak out publicly until after a potential state appeal.Glogower claimed that courtroom secrecy had already been compromised when Cameron released recordings of court discussions. He said there should be nothing to hide at this point.“Anonymous Grand Juror #1 submits the Attorney General cannot choose to part from the rules in disclosing information and then use his position to prevent others from responding to his misleading remarks,” Glogower said in part.Glogower said his client asked to speak out due to concerns about accountability, public trust and transparency.“The grand juror we represent felt compelled to take some sort of an action based upon the indictment rendered and the subsequent press conference from the AG’s office about out how everything played out,” Glogower said at a press conference last week. “But before our client can discuss these things freely, they needed to know the rights and duties as deemed by the court.”Former Louisville Metro Police Department Officer Brett Hankison is facing three counts of wanton endangerment. Neither he nor the two other officers involved in the shooting were charged in connection with Taylor’s death.Taylor, 26, was shot and killed by Louisville police officers after they executed a no-knock entry that had been approved “due to the nature of how … drug traffickers operate,” according to the arrest warrant obtained by ABC News. The officers were investigating a suspected drug operation linked to Taylor’s ex-boyfriend. No drugs were found in the apartment.Taylor and her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, got out of bed around midnight on March 13 when they heard a commotion outside; after a short exchange with police, Walker claimed he fired his gun in self-defense, saying he thought the home was being broken into, according to police.The plainclothes officers returned gunfire, firing several shots and fatally hitting Taylor, police said.The charges against Hankison, who fired 10 shots into Taylor’s apartment, stem from the errant bullets that penetrated a wall of the residence and entered a neighboring apartment occupied by a child, a man and a pregnant woman, Cameron said.Attorneys for Hankison and Walker had advocated for the release of the grand jury transcript and evidence connected to the case. Walker’s civil lawyers filed a successful motion over the weekend to have the evidence collected by LMPD’s Professional Integrity Unit released to the public.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


Avoid refereeing disputes by being clear on the rules

first_imgAvoid refereeing disputes by being clear on the rulesOn 7 Mar 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. A recent ruling has clarified the extent of employers’ duties when givingreferences about ex-employeesEmployers are often unclear about the terms on which they are required toprovide references for former employees.About six years ago, in Spring v Guardian Assurance, 1994, IRLR 460, theHouse of Lords held that an employer owes a duty of care to an ex-employee whenpreparing a reference to ensure that its contents are true and accurate. Anindividual can sue for damages to compensate for the harm to their employmentprospects caused by a negligent and inaccurate reference.Last year, the Court of Appeal went even further, holding that theemployer’s duty is to provide a reference which is substantially true, accurateand fair. Even if the separate components of the reference are factuallycorrect, it must not give an unfair or misleading impression (Bartholomew vLondon Borough of Hackney, 1999, IRLR 246). Holding the lineMost recently, in Kidd v Axa Equity & Law Life Assurance Society andanother, High Court, 27 January 2000, unreported, an unsuccessful attempt wasmade to push the boundaries of the referee’s duty of care still further. Much of the evidence in the case was hotly disputed and, to save time andcosts, the court proceeded on the basis of an assumed set of facts. In essence,Kidd was an approved representative for Equity & Life, authorised to sellits financial products. He resigned, intending to join Allied Dunbar. The references provided by Equity & Life were poor, referring to thefact that investigations were continuing into the conduct of Kidd’s affairswith clients as a result of a number of complaints. Allied Dunbar decided notto proceed with the engagement of Kidd, and he filed for damages against bothfirms. The crux of his case against Equity & Life was that it had owed hima duty to provide a full, comprehensive and fair reference.Mr Justice Burton encapsulated the legal obligation on a reference-provideras follows: ” …a duty to take reasonable care …not to give misleadinginformation …whether as a result of the unfairly selective provision ofinformation, or by the inclusion of facts or opinions in such a manner as togive a false or mistaken inference in the mind of a reasonable recipient.”There is no additional duty, however, to give a full and comprehensivereference or to refer to all material facts. The judge concluded that thiswould be imposing a fresh and possibly crippling burden on employers. Kidd’sclaim therefore failed.Balanced approachWhile this latest ruling is reassuring for employers, there are stillpotential difficulties with the duty as defined. In particular, the need toavoid giving an unfair impression suggests that a balanced approach is needed,covering the former employee’s strengths as well as his or her bad points. Notealso that employers owe a duty of care to any recipients of the reference.More generally, employers can substantially reduce the potential fornegligence claims by having a clear policy that all references are prepared byauthorised personnel with appropriate knowledge and training.Richard Lister works in the employment law department at Lewis SilkinKey points• An employer who provides a reference for an ex-employee owes a duty totake reasonable care in compiling the reference and to make proper enquiries toensure that its contents are true. • Even if the reference is factually correct, it should not give an unfairor misleading impression overall. There is, however, no duty to give a full andcomprehensive reference.• References given over the phone should be prepared as carefully as writtenones. Keep a note of the facts and opinions expressed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more


Positive trend in the Antarctic sea ice cover and associated changes in surface temperature

first_imgThe Antarctic sea ice extent has been slowly increasing contrary to expected trends due to global warming and results from coupled climate models. After a record high extent in 2012 the extent was even higher in 2014 when the magnitude exceeded 20 × 106 km2 for the first time during the satellite era. The positive trend is confirmed with newly reprocessed sea ice data that addressed inconsistency issues in the time series. The variability in sea ice extent and ice area was studied alongside surface ice temperature for the 34-yr period starting in 1981, and the results of the analysis show a strong correlation of −0.94 during the growth season and −0.86 during the melt season. The correlation coefficients are even stronger with a one-month lag in surface temperature at −0.96 during the growth season and −0.98 during the melt season, suggesting that the trend in sea ice cover is strongly influenced by the trend in surface temperature. The correlation with atmospheric circulation as represented by the southern annular mode (SAM) index appears to be relatively weak. A case study comparing the record high in 2014 with a relatively low ice extent in 2015 also shows strong sensitivity to changes in surface temperature. The results suggest that the positive trend is a consequence of the spatial variability of global trends in surface temperature and that the ability of current climate models to forecast sea ice trend can be improved through better performance in reproducing observed surface temperatures in the Antarctic region.last_img read more