AIG cut Asian IPO to court investors

first_img KCS-content whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Tags: NULL Share Sunday 3 October 2010 11:12 pm AIG is understood to have lowered its valuation for the planned initial public offering of its Asian life insurance business, AIA, to secure a $1bn (£631.6m) commitment from the Kuwait Investment Authority and other cornerstone investors.American International Group is thought to have initially aimed to sell shares in AIA at a level that would value the company at $35bn to $37bn, but cut the valuation in order to get Kuwait’s sovereign wealth fund on board.The sovereign wealth fund signed up to the IPO on the basis that AIA would be valued between $30bn and $32bn. Other big investors, including a number of Hong Kong tycoons, have also signed up for cornerstone stakes. center_img whatsapp AIG cut Asian IPO to court investors Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Timeslast_img read more

God calls us forward, Bishop Robinson says at Integrity Eucharist

first_img July 13, 2012 at 10:49 am Chris, two points on that:LGBT people would very much enjoy the luxury of having their identities not be the topic of conversation with people they don’t even know. The best way to accomplish this is for those in positions of power to stop using orientation or identity as a reason to thwart someone’s full participation of the church. And if being able to sit with your family and receive the same pastoral nourishment as the rest of the congregation constitutes “flaunting” sorry you’ll have to get used to it, because we’re not going back there.Furthermore, raising the concerns that Christians in other countries may face violence as a result of our church’s actions this week, how is their individual safety any more important than that of LGBT folks, both here and in the countries mentioned, who are placed in danger by the hatred and paranoia spread by members of our Communion and others in the name of Christ? Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET John Clemens says: Featured Events An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Michael Seewer says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY July 13, 2012 at 10:47 pm One small correction: when the initial attendance estimate was made, it was made on the assumption of the number of chairs we had ordered for the banquet hall. I later learned that the convention center had offered to set up more chairs for us – enough to fill the room. So the total number that the hall was set up to hold was 2,400. With that new information, we have revised our estimated attendance to be 2,200 – the largest Integrity Eucharist ever!The Rev. Jon M. RichardsonVice President for National Affairs, IntegrityUSA Jeannie Lyons Gunn says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Chris Lummus says: Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA July 10, 2012 at 2:31 pm @Michael Neal: Sorry you feel that way. That’s how I felt in my former church (an Evangelical mega church)…I felt that they had left me and that their view of the Gospel had abandoned the true message of Jesus…to welcome all regardless of who they are. I am so blessed and happy to have found a home in the Episcopal Church. I hope that you find a place where you feel at home as well! May the Holy Spirit guide you on your journey! In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA July 10, 2012 at 4:01 pm Now let’s get back to our true work, what God has called us to do. Love one another as we love ourselves! This is a long time coming! General Convention, God calls us forward, Bishop Robinson says at Integrity Eucharist By Sharon SheridanPosted Jul 10, 2012 Rector Knoxville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Comments (14) Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL July 10, 2012 at 12:28 pm I’m afraid the exodus will continue…………..TEC (a church that I loved) has left me, the TRUE Gospel has been abandoned, perversion has prevailed, Lord have mercy on TEC and may your TRUTH prevail throughout the rest of the Anglican communion…………press on………… Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 July 10, 2012 at 3:59 pm I find it interesting that Mr. Robinson focuses on sexuality to the virtual exclusion of traditional Christian teachings. It seems his world revolves around the culture of “ME” rather than serving his fellow human beings regardless of their personal characteristics. Apparently those the Episcopal Church welcomed with open arms have now hijacked the Church for their own personal agendas. There are several bishops and dioceses that welcome all people in the sense of loving one another just because it’s the right thing to do but are not in favor of flaunting one’s sexuality in a manner that is just not sensitive towards all in this Church. I believe that if I had offended as many people as have been offended by Mr. Robinson, or precipitated the withdrawal of entire dioceses as has Mr. Robinson, I would resign my position and try to just be a Christian rather than a disciple of the label of one’s sexuality. It seems that this has gone far enough and it’s time to return to the Bible for guidance. Those who speak of God’s Will usually mean their own will. I do not believe that a person’s sexuality is in any way a “perversion” but I do believe that it is their own business. As a mainline Church we need to move on. There are things like poverty, disease, ignorance, etc that need to be addressed….personal labels aren’t what is important, the people behind those labels are important just as are those original, conservative Churchmen that welcomed female acolytes, deacons, priests, and bishops, and didn’t label but did accept those whose sexuality left them ostracized by other religious groups. By flaunting the labels and putting those labels into the headlines our Episcopal Church in the USA is unnecessarily endangering Anglicans in those areas such as the middle East or Africa where Islam and various tribal cultures interface with Christianity. Featured Jobs & Calls July 11, 2012 at 5:46 pm Thanks Rev. Grace…I appreciate your response and I’m sure it is true. There are many Bishops and Priests striving to do the same in this Church. If we can get beyond labels and the negative focus they bring upon our work in the Church we can make some progress. There are many conservative Bishops and Priests also continuing to welcome all comers to the Church and to accomplish our Great Commission to bring all people to know of Christ’s love. Christian Paolino says: Christian Paolino says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Rev. Jon M. Richardson says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Music Morristown, NJ General Convention 2012 martha knight says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Victoria Salter says: 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 November 10, 2012 at 5:41 pm Please read 1st Corinthians 6 verse 9 and 1st Timothy 1 verses 8-10. I pray for God to Guide us aright even at sad times like this,when we want to make our own free thoughts replace the truth of Gods word. Submit a Press Release 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Michael Neal says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Job Listing Grace Burson says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Tags Integrity Eucharist preacher Gene Robinson challenged the congregation to prepare to keep moving. “God is always going to be calling us forward,” he said. Photo./Sharon Sheridan[Episcopal News Service — Indianapolis] On the day when General Convention affirmed a policy of nondiscrimination against transgender people and the House of Bishops approved provisional use of a liturgy for same-gender blessings, the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop told the LGBT community and its allies to prepare to keep moving.“Just about the time you get comfortable, God leads you somewhere else,” New Hampshire Bishop Gene Robinson preached to an estimated 1,400 people at the Integrity Eucharist. “We are never meant to stay only right here. God is always going to be calling us forward.”Confessing that he himself hated camping, Robinson recalled that “Abraham was asked to live in tents. … They dreamed of a real, honest-to-God city — you know, with foundations and that stayed in the same place all the time. But God asked them to live in tents.”“You know what?” he asked. “I want some answers to things. I want things to stay where I put them and to stay where I think them, and I don’t like to be asked to move on and then move on again and to move on again. And yet, it seems to be the biblical witness that God means for us to live in tents and to move from place to place and to never finally settle down until we’re all in heaven. We are meant to live, in this world at least, in tents.”“We have been led in our time to recognize and begin to accept and affirm and celebrate gay and lesbian, bisexual and now transgender people,” he said. “What an astounding time to be alive.”The Eucharist, sponsored by Integrity USA, is traditionally one of the most well-attended related events that take place during each General Convention. This year’s service took place on the fifth day of convention’s July 5-12 gathering here.Robinson described attending a dinner July 7 for bishops and their spouses the night the transgender legislation passed their house, and how they all wanted to talk about the issue. “We had little tutorials around the dinner table.”The Integrity service bulletin listed Robinson’s sermon as a “teaching,” and the bishop said he had some “homework” for his listeners.“To the transgender people who are here, first of all, thank you,” he said. “You have given us an amazing gift. My challenge to you is: Give more. You’re going to have to.”“There aren’t enough of you to tell enough stories for us to understand so that we can be … a partner in your liberation. You are so important to us, and the world is so dangerous for you, and our job is to make it not so dangerous so that your transgender brothers and sisters can tell their stories. At the end of the day, it’s only our stories that change hearts and minds.”Addressing gay, lesbian and bisexual worshipers, he said: “Don’t underestimate your learning curve on this. … We are almost as ignorant about this as anyone else, so pay attention.”Addressing “straight allies,” he said: “I said a long time ago that I thought one of the reasons that homosexuality was being focused on was [that] it was a magnificent way to divert attention from heterosexuals talking about their own sexuality.“Your homework is to begin to have those conversations. You need to have those conversations, because we are really talking about the mystery and the beauty of God’s gift of sexuality … There are as many sexualities as there are human beings.”And ultimately, he said, “we’ll be asked to move on, because even LGBT work can’t be a tent that we live in forever. As soon as we get a real leg up on this thing, God is going to point out somebody else that we haven’t been paying attention to.”The real issue isn’t sexuality, he said. “This movement is about spreading the good news of Jesus Christ. We just happen to be pretty dramatic examples at the moment of what happens when you dare to believe that the Lord is this good. … This is about evangelism.”Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop Suffragan Mary Glasspool celebrated the Integrity Eucharist, attended by an estimated 1,400 people. Photo/Sharon SheridanLos Angeles Bishop Suffragan Mary Glasspool, the Episcopal Church’s first lesbian bishop, celebrated the Eucharist, whose theme was “Living our Identities through God.” The Rev. Carolyn Woodall, recently ordained as the first transgendered deacon in the Diocese of San Joaquin, served as deacon of the Eucharist, and all transgender clergy and laity were invited to escort the ministers of the Eucharist to the altar platform.Integrity founder Louie Crew receives the President’s Award from current Integrity President Caroline Hall at the start of the July 9 Integrity Eucharist at General Convention. Photo/Sharon SheridanThe service began with a presentation of Integrity’s President’s Award to the organization’s founder and first president, Louis Crew of the Diocese of Newark. At a reception before the Eucharist, two longtime friends of his from the diocese paid him tribute.“I think Louis Crew is perhaps one of the best Christians that I have ever known,” said the Rev. Elizabeth Kaeton. He also is perhaps the most generous and joyful, she added.“He’s a man who can take insults and persecution and hardships and say, ‘Joy, anyway,’” Kaeton said.The source of his Christianity, generosity and joy “is a heart that is absolutely brimful with gratitude,” she said. “He’s so grateful for what Jesus has done in his life … for the people Jesus has brought into his life.”Kim Byham described encounters with Margaret Mead and Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town Desmond Tutu, telling the audience, “Most of the famous people I have met since I graduated from college have been through the Episcopal Church.”He called Crew “the greatest person that I have ever met in the Episcopal Church and someone that I’ve come to know extremely well and, other than my husband, is my dearest and best friend. He is the epitome of truth for me.”— Sharon Sheridan is a member of the Episcopal News Service team at General Convention. July 11, 2012 at 10:19 am Chris, as one of Bishop Robinson’s priests in the Diocese of New Hampshire, I assure you that in his actual role as a diocesan bishop (which is all he ever wanted to be; he never asked to be a global spokesperson for LGBT issues) he is acutely aware of the Church’s obligation to fight poverty, disease and ignorance in Christ’s name. July 10, 2012 at 10:39 am This is such a long time in coming. Let us continue to be the prophetic voice for the church. Press Release Service Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska July 11, 2012 at 1:58 am Yes, I agree….such a sad day! I love my dear church. Too bad the church did not take a stand against this lifestyle. Rector Tampa, FL Rector Shreveport, LA July 12, 2012 at 9:26 pm @Michael: I also left the church of my birth because I no longer felt at home there, so I sympathize with you. However the Episcopal Church and its evolving stance on sexuality has been the salvation of me and many others who have remained faithful to her during this tortuously long journey. If you could have witnessed the joy and relief on their faces at this service, perhaps your heart would make room for them. I met an Army chaplain who survived combat in Iraq and watched several of her comrades die, only to be told by her diocese she was unfit for pastoral work. And yet she was at our convention as a volunteer, working for you.If you look at studies of why people are leaving church, more of them (and critically more YOUNG people) do so because the church is too harsh in its stance on sexuality than too lenient. We are becoming the church of the next generation, as we must if we are to survive at [email protected]: Sexual orientation and gender identity are not “lifestyles” … they are as core to your identity as the color of your eyes. If you don’t believe me, try to change yours.I’m very sorry that you both see this as such bad news. May God help you find peace with it. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET July 12, 2012 at 9:21 am I don’t know what your childish definition of “flaunting” is but if you mean standing alongside Rosa Parks and refusing to give up our seat (at the table) then so be it. If you believe that being in a long term monogamous relationship is flaunting sexuality I would suggest you re-examine your own narrow views and heterosexual hypocrisy and return to the discussion when you can confess the sin of the hatred you foment and pain you bring to so many others. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group July 12, 2012 at 9:14 am Well said! Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Collierville, TN John Clemens says: Chris Lummus says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC Tonye Willie-Pepple says: Comments are closed. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Albany, NY 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 last_img read more

Setting Up and Running a Charity

first_imgSetting Up and Running a Charity Tagged with: Law / policy Management AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 19 November 2008 | 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.last_img read more

Philadelphia students walk out over budget cuts

first_img“No ifs! No buts! No education cuts!” was the chant by hundreds of students from several Philadelphia public high schools who walked out of classes May 9 in a spontaneous, militant march protesting $60 million in additonal education cuts. The demonstration was organized largely through online messaging and Facebook.After twice circling City Hall in Center City, the students blocked the streets and brought traffic to a halt in front of the School District’s North Broad Street office. They wanted to drive home the message that they will not accept these additional cuts proposed by the city to fill a projected $300 million budget shortfall, coming on top of the closure of 23 schools approved earlier this year.Two days earlier on May 7, around 250 students brought instruments and staged an impromptu “musical” outside a School Reform Commission budget hearing. They had learned that they face additional cuts after already losing nurses, central office staff and funding for an annual musical at the performing arts high school as part of earlier cuts.If passed, this second round of cuts would eliminate art, music, sports and other extracurricular programs and result in additional teacher layoffs. The SRC, which previously authorized the school closing plan, now wants teachers to accept draconian cuts in salaries and benefits while giving up seniority and other job protection clauses from earlier labor contracts.The students also focused on the fact that May 10 is “Teacher Appreciation Day.” Teyin Tseng, a member of the student council at the High School for Creative and Performing Arts, said students had hoped to pool their money to buy flowers for every teacher, but when they learned of the planned layoffs and program cuts they decided the walkout was a more fitting tribute. (Axisphilly.org May 9)Student signs addressed their concerns to the SRC and School District Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. One read, “We appreciate our teachers, Dr. Hite. Do you?” Another read, “You can silence our teachers, but you can’t silence us.” The Facebook page calling for the walkout carried the message: “As students we are fed up and want to be heard. It’s OUR education and WE should have a say in it. … [T]here is strength in numbers.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

BBB study: Sweepstakes, lottery and prize schemes devastate thousands with evolving tactics

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Pinterest Twitter Facebook Twitter Facebook WhatsApp BBB study: Sweepstakes, lottery and prize schemes devastate thousands with evolving tacticscenter_img BBB Scam TrackerIt’s one of the oldest scams in the book, but sweepstakes, lottery and prize schemes continue to devastate victims financially and emotionally with ever-evolving methods. A new study by Better Business Bureau says these frauds concentrate on seniors, targeting them by direct mail, media, cold calling, social media, text messages and smartphone pop-ups.The study notes these scams bilked $117 million out nearly 500,000 people in 2017 alone, with actual victims and losses likely numbering much higher. Seniors are the most frequent target and suffer the largest losses by far in these scams, which the report found commonly originate in Jamaica and Costa Rica.Among the report’s key findings:The majority of lottery or sweepstakes scam victims are between 65 and 74 years old. Among that age group, people who recently experienced a serious negative life event, and who expect their income to remain steady or decline, are even more likely to be victimized.Sweepstakes/lottery fraud can strike through many channels — phone calls, text messages, pop-ups on a smartphone’s Internet browser, social media and mailings.Jamaica is a major source of “cold calls” where the amount of money generated by lottery fraud has resulted in gang wars between rival fraud groups, leading to a dramatic spike in violence. More than 95 percent of reported fraud in Jamaica involves lottery or sweepstakes scams.BBB offers the following tips for consumers to avoid being caught in lottery or sweepstakes fraud:True lotteries or sweepstakes don’t ask for money. If they want money for taxes, themselves, or a third party, it is most likely a scam.Call the lottery or sweepstakes company directly to see if you won. Publishers Clearing House (PCH) does have a sweepstakes but does not call people in advance to tell them they’ve won. Report PCH imposters to their hotline at 800-392-4190.Talk to a trusted family member or your bank. They may be able to help you stay in control of your money in the face of fraudster pressure. By admin – June 10, 2018 Heather Massey is the Regional Director of the Better Business Bureau in the Permian Basin. Check out www.bbb.org or call 563-1880. Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleLETTER TO THE EDITOR: The Lady is weepingNext articleMATTER OF RECORD: June 1 through June. 8 adminlast_img read more

Cllr Larkin doesn’t believe safety barrier will be erected between roundabouts

first_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter Previous articleMan who raped grandaughters fails in appeal against his 15 year sentenceNext articleTeenager appears in Court in Derry on sexual offences charges News Highland WhatsApp Google+ Letterkenny Councillor Dessie Larkin says he doesn’t believe the executive of Donegal Council will now proceed with proposed works on the outskirts of Letterkenny, even though they would be within their rights to do so.In 2006, the council cleared the works which would have involved erecting a barrier between the Dry Arch  and Polestar roundabouts, but money wasn’t available.Money became available this year, but local businesses objected, saying the barrier would jeopardise their futures. The Donegal Road Design Office proposed a compromise that right turns would be allowed on to Cullion Road, but the majority of Electoral Area members opposed that yesterday.Cllr Dessie Larkin says he favours the work going ahead, but doesn’t believe the manager will proceed…..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/dessi830.mp3[/podcast] LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton center_img Pinterest News Cllr Larkin doesn’t believe safety barrier will be erected between roundabouts Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson By News Highland – November 8, 2011 Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

Overhead costs forcing Donegal hotels out of business

first_img Twitter Newsx Adverts Google+ Facebook Previous articlePensioner acquitted of running a public bar in his garden shedNext articleSinn Fein call on Alliance Party leader to retract his comments over Saville Inquiry News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook The Donegal representative of the Irish Hotels Federation has backed call for a reduction in the minimum wage claiming that overhead costs will force Donegal hotels out of business.Michael Naughten was speaking following The Irish Hotel Federation’ two-day conference this week, it heard how the downturn in tourism and wider economic crisis is creating a tough trading environment.Mr Naughten says one of the main issues in Donegal is the pressure overheads are putting on businesses.[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/hot830.mp3[/podcast] Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firecenter_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Twitter Overhead costs forcing Donegal hotels out of business Pinterest Pinterest Google+ By News Highland – March 4, 2010 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApplast_img read more

‘Custody Like Solitary Confinement’: Umar Khalid Complains; Court Summons Tihar Jail Superintendent

first_imgNews Updates’Custody Like Solitary Confinement’: Umar Khalid Complains; Court Summons Tihar Jail Superintendent LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK22 Oct 2020 3:33 AMShare This – xJNU student leader Umar Khalid, who is under custody in a UAPA case for alleged conspiracy behind Delhi riots, complained to a Delhi Court on Thursday about his custody in Tihar jail.When Khalid was virtually produced before Additional Sessions Judge, Amitabh Rawat, of Karkardooma Court, Delhi, for the extension of remand, he told the judge that the jail authorities were not allowing him to…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?LoginJNU student leader Umar Khalid, who is under custody in a UAPA case for alleged conspiracy behind Delhi riots, complained to a Delhi Court on Thursday about his custody in Tihar jail.When Khalid was virtually produced before Additional Sessions Judge, Amitabh Rawat, of Karkardooma Court, Delhi, for the extension of remand, he told the judge that the jail authorities were not allowing him to step out of his cell. He added that nobody was allowed to speak to him.”This is like solitary confinement”, he told the judge.Khalid told the judge that he was aware that the Court had ordered to grant security to him. That order came on a petition filed by him seeking adequate security because of his “ideological differences and dissenting opinion”.”I need security but security cannot be such that I am not allowed to step out of my cell”, Umar Khalid told the court.He told the court that when he complained to the Jail Superintendent, he was allowed to go out of his cell for 10 mins but was asked to be inside again.At this moment, the Court directed the Jail Superintendent to be present tomorrow for the virtual hearing.Khalid’s lawyer urged the Court to record in the order that he should not suffer any adverse consequence from jail authorities for complaining about them to the court.Taking note of this submission, the judge told the jail authorities “If an undertrial expresses a grievance, then you don’t punish him”, the judge told the jail authorities while adjourning the matter till tomorrow.The police sought the extension of Khalid’s judicial custody by 30 days. The Court will consider this plea tomorrow at 2 PM.Khalid was arrested on the intervening night of September 13/14 in a case registered under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) by Crime Branch, Special Cell of Delhi Police (FIR No. 59/2020) alleging criminal conspiracy behind the Delhi riots. The police alleged that Delhi riots were linked to the anti-CAA protests spearheaded by Khalid.Khalid’s lawyer had opposed his remand by arguing that he was only organizing protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens(NRC).Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Thismonth’s news in briefRegulationsdo not comply with EC lawTheGovernment’s stipulation that workers must complete a 13-week qualifying periodbefore they can take paid annual leave is contrary to EC law, according to arecent ruling by the European Court of Justice. It is expected that theGovernment will act quickly to amend the Working Time regulations to complywith EC law.On-the-spotlegal costs for making false claimsFrom16 July, new tribunal rules come into force aimed at dissuading plaintiffs frommaking false or “misconceived” claims, with tribunals having thepower to award “on-the-spot” legal costs of up to £10,000. Powers tostrike out weak claims will also be increased. Religiousdiscrimination prevention measuresMeasuresto prevent employees discriminating against potential employees according toreligion and sexual orientation must be in place by December 2003, in order tocomply with the EC directive on discrimination. Laws against religiousdiscrimination are already in place in Northern Ireland.Launchof Criminal Records Bureau delayedThelaunch of the Criminal Records Bureau has been delayed indefinitely after arecent audit showed that 65 per cent of the records stored had errors. TheCRB’s disclosure service, which was due to be launched this autumn, was createdto provide registered employers with access to information on a potentialemployee’s criminal record.Stress-relatedillnessStress-relatedillness is responsible for the loss of 6.5 million working days each year,costing employers around £370m, according to the HSE which has published aguide to preventing work-related stress. Tackling work-related stress: amanagers’ guide to improving and maintaining employee health and well beinghelps identify who is at risk and advises on preventative steps. See www.hsebooks.co.ukMinimumwage to riseTheNational Minimum Wage will rise to £4.10 in October and, depending on economicconditions, will rise again to £4.20 by October 2002. in briefOn 1 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Prospects for metazoan life in sub-glacial Antarctic lakes: the most extreme life on Earth?

first_imgAbout 400 subglacial lakes are known from Antarctica. The question of whether life unique of subglacial lakes exists has been paramount since their discovery. Despite frequent evidence of microbial life mostly from accretion ice, subglacial lakes are characterized by physiologically hostile conditions to metazoan life, as we know it. Pure water (salinity ≤0.4–1.2%), extreme cold (−3°C), high hydrostatic pressure, areas of limited or no oxygen availability and permanent darkness altogether require physiological adaptations to these harsh conditions. The record of gene sequences including some associated with hydrothermal vents does foster the idea of metazoan life in Lake Vostok. Here, we synthesize the physico-chemical environment surrounding sub-glacial lakes and potential sites of hydrothermal activity and advocate that the physico-chemical stability found at these sites may be the most likely sites for metazoan life to exist. The unique conditions presented by Lake Vostok may also offer an outlook on life to be expected in extra-terrestrial subglacial environments, such as on Jupiter’s moon Europa or Saturn’s moon Enceladus.last_img read more