New Mauritius Hotels Limited ( 2017 Annual Report

first_imgNew Mauritius Hotels Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about New Mauritius Hotels Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the New Mauritius Hotels Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: New Mauritius Hotels Limited (  2017 annual report.Company ProfileNew Mauritius Hotels Limited indulges in the hospitality sector primarily, where together with the company’s subsidiaries, it operates through four segments; hotel operations, tour operating, airline and inland catering, and property development. Respectively, the hotel operations segment covers operations in Mauritius, Seychelles, and Morocco. The tour operations segment involves activities in Mauritius, France, the United Kingdom, Italia, and South Africa. The flight and inland catering segment caters to operations in Mauritius. The property development segment refers to activities in Morocco and to be started in Mauritius. New Mauritius Hotels Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Jubilee Holdings Limited ( 2018 Annual Report

first_imgJubilee Holdings Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Jubilee Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Jubilee Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Jubilee Holdings Limited (  2018 annual report.Company ProfileJubilee Holdings Limited is an investment holding company primarily operating in the insurance sector; with subsidiaries in Kenya, Burundi, Mauritius, Tanzania, Uganda and Pakistan. The company underwrites life and non-life insurance risks associated with death, disability, health, property and liability. Jubilee Holdings offers general insurance products which cover engineering, fire, marine, motor, personal accident, theft, workmen’s compensation and employer’s liability. The company also issues a portfolio of investment contracts to provide asset management solutions for savings and retirement funds. Other interests include fund management, property development and management, and power generation which includes providing fiber optic broadband cable connectivity services. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Jubilee Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

One of my top FTSE 100 picks is down over 10%. Here’s what I’d do now

first_img Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address A top FTSE 100 share I like is the biopharmaceutical giant, AstraZeneca (LSE:AZN). Its share price value has dropped over 10% in the market crash, and I believe this is a prime opportunity to pick up shares.AstraZeneca employs more than 60,000 people in over 100 countries. In the UK alone it directly employs over 5,000 people at five locations, including its headquarters in Cambridge. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…It has a portfolio of products for major disease areas including cancer, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, infection, neuroscience, respiratory, and inflammation.Covid-19Pharma companies can experience a knock on benefit from economic uncertainty. When this uncertainty is due to a health issue or pandemic, they may profit as demand for pharmaceutical goods and services usually increases. AstraZeneca has positioned itself to help with a potential treatment for Covid-19. It has launched its fastest ever clinical drugs trial to see whether its oncology drug Calquence could reduce the need for ventilators and the number of deaths. CEO Pascal Soriot confirmed the Covid-19 impact on business has been limited. This is despite fears that its fastest growing region, China, would suffer long-term effects. China seems to have curbed the virus and has even reopened Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak. Performance & the numbersIn March, AstraZeneca released its full-year results to 31 December 2019. The key highlights for me were that total revenue was up by 13%, including a 15% increase in product sales. Operating profit did see a 16% decrease compared the previous year but this does not concern me. The decrease was caused by higher expenses related to new drugs launches coupled with aggressive expansion into China. Expansion into China helped sales in the region jump by 35% in 2019 alone. ‘New medicines’ made up 42% of total sales in 2019, which equates to $3.8bn. Considering these are newer drugs on the market, I think their demand and sales numbers will only continue to increase. Covid-19 makes it difficult for the company to provide guidance for 2020. This wasn’t a surprise to me as the extent of the pandemic is unknown. The majority of companies are taking the same stance during this turbulent time.AstraZeneca’s share price was close to 7,840p per share in the middle of January. The market crash saw it drop to about 6,220p per share in the middle of March. At the time of writing, the share price has climbed over the 7,000p per share price mark. This shows the stalwart is mounting a recovery in a bear market. AZN also has a dividend yield of near 3%, which is an enticing factor for me.With over $6bn spent in 2019 on R&D and a project pipeline of over 160 drugs, the company is well-positioned for continued success, I believe. In my opinion, as well as many others, AstraZeneca is one of only a few names in the FTSE 100 to have a moat. I see nothing but an increasing share price and success longer term for the company. See all posts by Jabran Khan I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Jabran Khan has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Jabran Khan | Wednesday, 22nd April, 2020 | More on: AZN center_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. One of my top FTSE 100 picks is down over 10%. Here’s what I’d do now Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

Un Mensaje del Obispo Presidente Michael Curry: De aquí ¿a…

first_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Press Release Service 5:46 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Job Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Tags An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Release Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY 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 Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, Rector Bath, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Collierville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Jobs & Calls Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Charlottesville, center_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ [El 18 de agosto de 2017] En su mensaje, provocado por las recientes acciones en Charlottesville, Virginia, y sus consecuencias, el Obispo y Primado de la Iglesia Episcopal, Michael B. Curry, pregunta: “De aquí ¿a dónde vamos: al caos o a la comunidad?Observando que es “la mancha del fanatismo la que ha cubierto una vez más nuestra tierra, y cuando la esperanza, francamente, a veces parece muy lejana”, el Obispo Presidente Curry dice que, como creyente en Cristo, sabe que hay un camino a la Amada Comunidad.• A continuación presentamos el mensaje del Obispo Presidente.• Un video del mensaje del Obispo Presidente está disponible aquí. • Hay recursos disponibles aquí  y aquí • Las reacciones en toda la Iglesia Episcopal están disponibles aquíUn Mensaje del Obispo Presidente a la IglesiaDe aquí ¿a dónde vamos: al caos o a la comunidad?En este momento, -cuando la mancha del fanatismo ha vuelto a cubrir nuestra tierra, y cuando la esperanza, francamente, a veces parece muy lejana, cuando debemos recordar a los nuevos mártires del amor como la joven Heather Heyer,- puede que ayude la profunda sabiduría de los mártires que han partido antes.Fue el año 1967. Fue un tiempo no muy diferente a este en América. Entonces hubo disturbios en nuestras calles, la pobreza y el racismo desenfrenado en medio de nosotros, y una guerra muy lejana destrozándonos en casa. En ese momento, el Revdo. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. escribió un libro, su último, con un mensaje que suena hoy conmovedor. Fue titulado, “De aquí ¿a dónde vamos: al caos o a la comunidad?”Una de sus ideas entonces fue que un momento de crisis es siempre un momento de decisión. Fue verdad entonces y es verdad ahora. De aquí, ¿a dónde vamos? ¿Al caos? ¿A la indiferencia? ¿A la evitación? ¿A lo de siempre? ¿O a la Amada Comunidad?Soy un seguidor de Jesús de Nazaret porque creo que las enseñanzas, el Espíritu, la Persona, la vida, la muerte y la resurrección de Jesús nos han mostrado el camino a través del caos hacia la verdadera comunidad como Dios lo ha deseado desde el principio.Mediante el camino del amor, nos ha mostrado la manera de estar en lo correcto y reconciliarnos con el Dios y Creador de todos nosotros. Mediante su camino de amor, nos ha mostrado la manera de ser justos y reconciliarnos los unos con los otros como hijos de Dios, y como hermanos y hermanas. Al hacerlo, Jesús nos ha mostrado el camino para llegar a ser la Amada Comunidad de Dios. San Pablo lo dijo así: “En Cristo Dios reconciliaba el mundo consigo mismo” y ahora nos ha confiado “el mensaje de la reconciliación” (2 Corintios 5:19).Yo sé muy bien que hablar de la Amada Comunidad, la cual Jesús describía cuando hablaba del reino de Dios en medio de nosotros, puede ser descartada como buena, pero ingenua, idealista pero poco realista. Yo lo sé.Pero también sé esto. El camino de la Amada Comunidad es nuestra única esperanza. En esta más reciente revelación de odio, fanatismo y crueldad, cuando los neonazis marcharon y corearon: “Los judíos no nos reemplazarán”, hemos visto la alternativa a la Amada Comunidad de Dios. Y esa alternativa es simplemente impensable. No es nada menos que la pesadilla de la autodestrucción humana y la destrucción de la creación de Dios. Y eso es impensable, también.Nosotros, los que seguimos a Jesús, hemos tomado la decisión de caminar de una manera diferente: el camino del amor disciplinado, intencional, apasionado, compasivo, movilizado y organizado que tiene como objetivo crear la Amada Comunidad de Dios en la tierra.Tal vez no sea una coincidencia el que las lecturas bíblicas de la Sagrada Eucaristía este domingo (Génesis 45: 1-15, Isaías 56: 1,6-8, Romanos 11: 1-2a, 29-32 y Mateo 15: 21- 28) todas apunten hacia y aporten un mensaje del deseo apasionado de Dios y el sueño de crear la Amada Comunidad en la familia humana y en toda la creación.Este domingo y en los días y semanas que vienen, cuando nos reunimos en comunidad para adorar a Dios y luego nos movemos por nuestras casas, vecindarios, escuelas, lugares de trabajo, círculos sociales y más, nos encontraremos con una elección. Pido e invito a todos, como congregaciones e individuos que formamos juntos la Iglesia Episcopal del Movimiento de Jesús, a redirigirnos intencional, deliberada y litúrgicamente al camino de Jesús, a la obra de la reconciliación racial, al trabajo de sanar y desmantelar todo lo que hiere y nos divide, al trabajo de convertirnos en la Amada Comunidad de Dios. Los recursos que pueden ayudarnos a realizar este trabajo se incluyen con este mensaje, incluida una versión adaptada de la visión de Convertirnos en la Amada Comunidad que los principales líderes de nuestra Iglesia compartieron esta primavera. Les exhorto a que pasen tiempo reflexionando con ellos individualmente y en sus iglesias.De aquí ¿a dónde vamos? Tal vez las venerables canciones de los esclavos de nuestro pasado americano nos puedan ayudar. En medio de su sufrimiento, solían cantar…Hijos, aminen juntosy no se cansen.porque hay una gran reunión de campamentoen la tierra prometida.Caminaremos allí… juntos. Haremos de este suelo, en el que vivimos, que cada vez sea más como la Tierra Prometida de Dios. Así que Dios te ame. Que Dios te bendiga. ¡Y mantengamos la fe!El Reverendísimo Michael B. CurryObispo Presidente y Primado 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Rector Tampa, FL Rector Belleville, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Un Mensaje del Obispo Presidente Michael Curry: De aquí ¿a dónde vamos: al caos o a la comunidad? This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Posted Aug 18, 2017 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Youth Minister Lorton, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Racial Justice & Reconciliation Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET last_img read more

Omnibus House / Gubbins Arquitectos

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Omnibus House / Gubbins ArquitectosSave this projectSaveOmnibus House / Gubbins Arquitectos Houses Omnibus House / Gubbins Arquitectos “COPY” Photographs:  Marco MendizabalStructural Engineer:Soler y AsociadosServices Consultant:Patricio MoyaElectrical Consultant:Marcelo SilvaLightning Consultant:Pedro GubbinsAluminium Consultant:Arnaldo SulantayConstructor:Víctor ReymanSuperficie Terreno:5000m2Architects In Charge:Pedro Gubbins Foxley, Víctor Gubbins BrowneCity:PuchuncaviCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Marco MendizabalRecommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsPartitionsdormakabaSliding Wall Systems- HSW/FSWEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. The Omnibus house is located in close proximity to the Quebrada de Aguas Claras, on top of the entrance to Cachagua coming from Laguna de Zapallar, on a gently sloping, surrounded by high and numerous eucalyptus that faces Cachagua and Zapallar surrounding hills, with a distant view of the Pacific Ocean. Save this picture!Planta 1er Piso+ 35Life and leisure space To break the typical areas of an urban house; kitchen, living–dining room and dormitories, this house has a double circulation that deconstructs these areas into a set of complimentary places. This creates a way of inhabiting that moves away from a typical urban arrangement into a more playful one.Save this picture!© Marco MendizabalTo inhabit the exterior from within To inhabit the exterior of a holiday house does not only imply the direct interaction with the outside of the house, but also the interaction through the house. This has been achieved through its own structure and arrangement, allowing the possibility of re-discovering new views from the terrace-roof; from the back terrace through the living room, from the corridor or galleria by the main façade or sheltered along the houses stone base. A sustainable architecture The north orientation of the houses main façade (23.5 meters width by 3.1 meters height) offers the possibility of becoming a large solar collector that at night time re-emits the accumulated thermal energy gathered during the day, by its walls, concrete slabs and roof.Save this picture!SketchMateriality and construction The use of concrete as the main material, gives a sense of mass that is necessary for relating to the context. Its color complements the surrounding trees and allowed the used of a large span for the roofing and the use of different textures produced by the rough sawn timber formwork sold by a local retailer. Save this picture!© Marco Mendizabal+ 35Save this picture!DetalleSave this picture!© Marco MendizabalProject gallerySee allShow less19 Dwellings on Viana Street / García Floquet ArquitectosSelected ProjectsSmall Project Awards ExhibitEvent Share ArchDaily CopyHouses•Puchuncavi, Chile Chilecenter_img CopyAbout this officeGubbins ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodChilePublished on August 08, 2013Cite: “Omnibus House / Gubbins Arquitectos” [Casa Omnibus / Gubbins Arquitectos] 08 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abstract EarthPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesKingspan Insulated PanelsInsulated Wall Panels – Designwall R-seriesWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMBricksNelissenSpecial Bricks – Slips and HalvesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEASideboardsUSMLow Shelving – HallerTable LampsLeds-C4Lighting – ElampMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?智利 Omnibus 住宅 / Gubbins Arquitectos是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  180 m² Photographs Projects Architects: Gubbins Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Save this picture!© Marco Mendizabal+ 35 Sharelast_img read more

Change for good after Brexit? Donating the 50p coin

first_imgOthers simply commented that the notion of a commemorative coin was looking dated to some, given the rapid rise in cashless payments:Great excuse to move to a cashless society.— Sinatra Surveyor (@EuKnowIt2) January 26, 2020 Some of those who object to Brexit and/or to the commemoration of the event (or beginning of the process) with a coin have publicly mused on how to respond to the coin. Suggestions have included:donating the coin to charityselling the coin at inflated prices to Brexit supporters keen to own a keepsake and then donating the money to charitytaking the coin out of circulation by storing it at homedefacing or damaging the coin (you might want to check Section 10 of the 1971 Coinage Act beforehand) If you get one give it to the homeless the food banks and hospitals!!!!!— Colin Maher (@ColinMaher10) January 26, 2020 There is certainly a large target for such a campaign:I will be donating every Brexit coin I get in 2020 to @RefugeeAction at the end of the year. I hope to raise £5 million, the face value of these coins minted.Please join me at— Paul Sayers (@NotFactChecker) January 26, 2020 I’ll be immediately dropping each and every single one I’m handed into the charity tub at the counter… Every cloud.— SuchANiceDay (@reddiesel) January 26, 2020In other cases they have chosen charities that they see as needing support to protect people and issues that will likely suffer as a result of Britain leaving the EU, or which have already suffered while the government devoted extensive time and money to the Brexit process. Peace, prosperity and [honest] friendship with all nationsOn the reverse of the coin is the phrase “Peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations”, together with, unusually for a UK coin, the date, 31 January 2020. The phrase, according to the Royal Mint, is inspired by a quotation from the first inaugural address by Thomas Jefferson, third president of the USA.The original phrase was “peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations” which he presented as an essential principle for his administration. The Brexit coin notably omits “honest” from the qualities it extols.This is the Conservative government’s second attempt to produce a commemorative coin to mark leaving the European Union. One million coins were produced in October, in anticipation of the UK leaving the EU on 31 October. When that could not be secured, the coins were melted down and the metal saved until another leave date could be confirmed.SEE ALSO: $24m in a weekend: what the ACLU did next (27 February 2017)About three million of the 50p coins enter circulation today, with a further seven million to follow.The 1973 50p marking the UK’s entry to the EEC had a circulating mintage of 89,755,000. Individuals donating their 50p coins to charities I can see lots of donations of these to good causes hopefully. Any I get will certainly be going that way. A black day in our lives not something to celebrate.— Anne-Marie Mackin (@ammackin) January 26, 2020 I will be donating every single #Brexicoin I get to @Childrens_Trust – anyone going to join me? #Reigate #Earlswood #Redhill Please #RT twitter friends— Angie (@AngiecarterUK) January 26, 2020 Change for good after Brexit? Donating the 50p coin 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 Researching massive growth in giving. I’m doing this— Lucy Caldicott (@LucyCaldicott) January 27, 2020 Tagged with: FirstFiver Money rage fundraising The introduction into circulation today of a new 50p to commemorate the UK’s departure from the European Union has produced another example of ‘rage fundraising’, or donating to charity in response to a polarising political act or decision.The cupro-nickel coin is the only one being created to mark the country’s departure after 47 years of membership of the EU and its predecessors. Howard Lake | 31 January 2020 | News Going to put every single one I receive in a jar, to take them out of circulation and donate the total of the money saved to foodbanks and refugee charities. ????— ?? Smells Like White Spirit ?? ?? ? (@HawkHouseCrafts) January 26, 2020  393 total views,  1 views today Donating your #brexit50p to @Care4Calais couldn’t be easier – just pop down to your local co op bank and pay into the care4calais account. Every penny will go to help desperate refugees in Northern France. #brexitcoin #Brexit50pCharityBox— Care4Calais (@Care4Calais) January 26, 2020 Good for boomers I guess, rest of us pay on contactless— Paul Weaver?? (@UKWeaver) January 26, 2020center_img My first thought was to drop such coins down a drain to remove them from circulation but on reflection I will pass them to homeless people living on the streets – many of them from other nations.— John Holland (@peanutsholland) January 26, 2020 Overwhelmed by people offering to donate their #Brexit50p coins to us ?We’ve spent 25 years working to make Berkshire a place of peace, prosperity, and friendship for all Refugees.Donate your #FiftyPeesForRefugees to help us be here for another 25:— Reading Refugee Support Group (@ReadingRefugees) January 27, 2020 Every one I get, I will be donating to a refugee charity. So I’ll take your right wing rhetoric and use it for good.— Danielle (@DanielleYorks) January 26, 2020 Starting a movementSome have suggested ‘starting a movement’ to harness the discussions and help encourage more people to donate their 50ps.We have decided that we will donate any that we receive to a local charity. Can we start a movement to get something good out of this?— Alison Holder (@alisonmalvern) January 26, 2020Fundraising consultant John Thompson has a distinguished track record in this area. For several years he has taken it upon himself to turn the introduction of new currency and coins into opportunities for mass public donations of everyone’s first and last such banknotes or coins in their possession.His voluntary #FirstFiver campaign in 2016 is credited by CAF with raising over £12.5 million. He describes this kind of fundraising with the hashtag #Tenderaising. Noooo! Sell them for a profit to brexit zealots on ebay and then give the lot to @scotrefcouncil— ET ????????? (@BurnThosePlans) January 27, 2020 They cannot be unaware of the similarities of these two images.— Lee Harvey (@valleyguitarist) January 26, 2020 We’d love to you consider donating your #Brexit50p to Boaz. We’re providing welcome and sanctuary for #refugees who, in their search for the peace mentioned on these coins, have fallen into destitution. Please help us and give #50psForRefugees— The Boaz Trust (@boaztrust) January 30, 2020 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Top image: The Royal Mint Groups inviting 50p donationsSome voluntary groups or campaign organisations have started encouraging those donating their 50p coins to consider their organisation.We’ve even set up a page to help people do that! Suggest 1) stash #Brexit50p in jam jar/deposit at bank. 2) Make equivalent donation at (adding #giftaid for extra effect)— Refugees at Home (@RefugeesAtHome) January 27, 2020And Refugees At Home are reporting early successes:Thanks Howard! The #Brexit50p campaign has been quite successful for @RefugeesAtHome, we’ve grown our Twitterbase and won some new friends too. Hoping to see some cash donations in due course, we’ve set up a @JustGiving page.— Sian Mexsom (@sianmexsom) January 31, 2020 Oxford commaWhat to do with the Brexit 50p coins is not the only controversy that the coin has evoked.The lack of a comma between “prosperity” and “and”, an Oxford comma, has been criticised by Sir Philip Pullman amongst others. He called on “all literate people” to boycott it for that reason.The ‘Brexit’ 50p coin is missing an Oxford comma, and should be boycotted by all literate people.— Philip Pullman (@PhilipPullman) January 26, 2020 My precious humourFortunately, amid this rage fundraising, some can still make light of it.Ah yes. The new 50p. Or as we called it before the referendum, a pound— Dave Phipps (@quizzimodo) January 26, 2020 I’m donating any #Brexit50p coins I receive to charities designed to stop hate & racism.There are 10 million #Brexit50p coins being minted.If we all did the same we could raise £5 million to combat the rising hate & racism #Brexit has unleashed.— Anita Sethi (@anitasethi) January 26, 2020 Thank you. That is what I intend to do. Either @RefugeesAtHome small charity matching hosts with a spare room, with refugees who need a temporary home. Or @credit4refugees so refugees can call their families. If my family needed either, I want them to find this help.— Hazel Wright (@HKW1981) January 26, 2020 My #PledgeAnEdge poll found that 67% of people would donate a #ShiftyFifty to charity. The #Brexit50p is our first opportunity to do some good in 2020 through #Tenderaising EU know what to do.#TinItDontBinIt #FirstFiver— JOHNNY FIVE (@JTCHANGINGBIZ) January 26, 2020Some have suggested making the most of such donations, including the idea of rounding up the gift to a £1, thereby doubling the value of the original gift:Let’s take this symbol of the idiocy of #Brexit and turn it into something positive. For every 50p coin we get let’s round it up and donate to @jcwi_uk or similar cause and keep letting them know that we are neither going away nor giving up.— Miles Flint (@MilesFlint) January 26, 2020  394 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Some have been declaring that they would donate any such 50p coins that they came across to charities. Often they have specified charities who causes they suggest are particularly appropriate in that they appear to represent opposite concerns and priorities to those who have focused on Brexit.I will be donating every one I receive to charities supporting those most affected by Brexit.— ?Argentology®? (@Argentologist) January 26, 2020Some simply took the coin as a glass (or collecting tin) half-full opportunity to do some good with the situation:A coin just to drop in a charity box. At least something good can come of this nonsense— Peter Keen (@PK054) January 26, 2020last_img read more

Investigation into security forces should take account of attacks on journalists

first_img Receive email alerts Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela to go further Help by sharing this information Organisation Reporters Without Borders hails yesterday’s announcement by the prosecutor-general’s office that 97 members of the armed forces and police are to be investigated on suspicion of torture and mistreatment.The move comes after two months of impassioned street protests accompanied by constant clashes between protesters and security forces that have often been violent.Reporters Without Borders calls on the authorities to ensure that attacks on journalists are fully taken into account in this investigation, which must be independent and impartial if it is to be credible.The Venezuelan National Union of Press Workers (SNTP) has registered 181 attacks on journalists of various kinds of media and editorial positions since the start of the violence on 12 February.“We point out that the role of the army and police is to protect the population from the excesses likely to occur during mass protests, and not to prevent journalists from doing their work,” said Camille Soulier, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk.“In March, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on the safety of journalists during peaceful protests that stressed the crucial role that journalists play in covering demonstrations.”Reporters Without Borders has repeatedly drawn attention to abuses by both sides in Venezuela. In a letter to President Nicolás Maduro on 26 February, RWB condemned the many violations of freedom of information taking place in Venezuela, and urged the authorities to punish those responsible.Mildred Manrique, a reporter for the privately-owned daily 2001, has been targeted twice by the police. The first time, she was attacked while covering a major protest on 18 February. The second time, the police searched her apartment on 22 March and, because they found bullet-proof vests and gas masks, they held her for several hours on suspicion of terrorism and confiscated equipment.The security forces have also harassed foreign reporters. While covering a demonstration in Aragua province for the newspaper Abruzzo on 24 February, Italian journalist Giafranco di Giacomantonio was arrested, stripped of his equipment and held for 12 hours, until Italian diplomats helped to obtain his release.While yesterday’s decision by the prosecutor-general’s office constitutes progress in the fight against impunity, the role of both demonstrators and criminals who take advantage of the unrest to target journalists should not be forgotten. For example, the authorities have yet to identify those responsible for throwing a Molotov cocktail at Zyvke Mundial, a pro-government radio station managed by Oscar Pérez in Zulia state, on 10 April.Venezuela is ranked 116th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Photos: Mariana Vincenti August 25, 2020 Find out more April 14, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Investigation into security forces should take account of attacks on journalists News New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets January 13, 2021 Find out morecenter_img RSF_en VenezuelaAmericas Follow the news on Venezuela VenezuelaAmericas June 15, 2020 Find out more News News Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Newslast_img read more

Donegal Councillors are being asked to sign a “Charter of Conduct”

first_img 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week By News Highland – January 20, 2014 Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Previous articleEmergency services attend three car smash close to Murlog junctionNext articleÚdarás created 64 Donegal jobs in 2013 – optimistic for 2014 News Highland All members of Donegal County Council are being asked to sign a Charter of Conduct after there were further disputes and rowdy exchanges during the 2014 Budget process.A letter has been circulated by Councillor Marie Therese Gallagher, who hopes that if a charter were established, it would allow the Council business be conducted in an efficient and orderly way.Councillor Gallagher says the hostility which exists in the Council chamber is doing a disservice to the people of Donegal, it is time to leave the baggage outside the door of the Chamber……………[podcast][/podcast] Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Pinterest Donegal Councillors are being asked to sign a “Charter of Conduct” News Google+ Facebook Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Pinterest WhatsApp Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress schemelast_img read more

Case round up

first_img Comments are closed. Our resident experts at Pinsent Curtis Biddle bring you a comprehensiveupdate on all the latest decisions that could affect your organisation, andadvice on what to do about themBusch v Klinikum Neustadt, ECJ Reinforces protection for pregnant women under EU law, with implicationsfor new maternity and adoption leave rights * * * * Busch worked as a nurse at a German clinic. She started a three-yearperiod of parental leave in June 2000 when her first child was born, and becamepregnant again in October 2000. In January 2001 she asked to return to work,terminating her parental leave early. Her employer agreed a return from April2001. Busch told her employer she was seven months pregnant the day after herreturn. Restrictions on the work pregnant women could carry out under Germanlaw meant she could not carry out all her duties, and she was dismissed. Her employer alleged she had deliberately concealed her pregnancy andreturned to work solely to obtain a higher rate of maternity allowance. The ECJ emphatically rejected the employer’s claims of fraudulentmisrepresentation. A pregnant employee returning in these circumstances had noobligation to tell the employer that she was pregnant. The intention to obtainthe higher rate of allowance was irrelevant. The dismissal was an act of unlawful discrimination contravening thePregnant Workers Directive. The employer could not justify the dismissal byreference to the costs of having to employ someone who could not carry outtheir contractual duties. Financial considerations were of no relevance under the directive. The employer should have transferred Busch to lighter duties, or placed heron paid leave as a last resort. What you should do – Remember that from April 2003 the total period of ordinary and additionalmaternity leave is increased to 52 weeks and there is a new right to adoptionleave of equivalent length. Scenarios like the one in this case could arise – Employers with enhanced maternity and adoption leave schemes shouldconsider what happens under the contract if lengthy periods of leave are takenvery close together. As long as you comply with statutory obligations, you canlimit the number of payments within a certain period – Pregnant employees and job applicants have considerable protection throughsex discrimination laws and automatic unfair dismissal rules. Disruption to thebusiness because of pregnancy or maternity leave will never be an acceptablereason to dismiss an employee or refuse to employ one Bartholomew v LK Group Ltd, High Court Think carefully before labelling misconduct as gross misconduct * * * After a takeover of LK, Bartholomew was sacked as its managingdirector for gross misconduct. He was accused of unauthorised absences fromwork during normal working hours, and giving false accounts of his whereabouts.LK said Bartholomew’s accounts were at odds with its own surveillance reports.He claimed damages for wrongful dismissal, and the High Court upheld his claim.This case raises the important point that if employees reasonably believe theiractions are approved or condoned by the company, then it is not grossmisconduct. There were no grounds for summary dismissal. While Bartholomew keptirregular working hours and often carried out business from the library of hisLondon club (a novel form of flexible working), these idiosyncrasies werelongstanding and well known to fellow directors, who raised no objections. Bartholomew was entitled to believe they condoned his actions. Further, thecompany failed to show that he had deliberately given false information abouthis whereabouts. What you should do – Make clear the standards of behaviour expected, and enforce them properly – Do not ignore breaches of contractual terms if you want them to beenforceable – it risks a court finding the contract has been varied – Remember, in wrongful dismissal cases, the question is whether theemployee is guilty of conduct which amounts to gross misconduct. If thedismissal is for dishonesty or deceit, the employer must have evidence of this.In unfair dismissal claims, however, the question is different – does theemployer reasonably and honestly believe the employee has committed themisconduct after carrying out a reasonable investigation? Even under this test,there has to be material evidence on which to base that reasonable belief Stephenson v Delphi Diesel Systems Ltd A worker supplied by an employment agency could not be an employee ofthe client * * * * Stephenson signed on with employment agency Select in December 1999and was sent to work for Delphi as a machine operator. Delphi monitored hiswork and told him what to do on a day-to-day basis. He had to clock on and offshift and was given safety equipment by Delphi. However, his wages were paiddirectly by Select into his bank account. In August 2000, Stephenson obtained permanent employment with Delphi.Although Delphi now paid his wages, the work carried out was essentially thesame and he worked at the same workstation under the same supervisor. When he was dismissed in January 2001, Stephenson claimed unfair dismissal.He could only show sufficient continuity of service if he could claim employeestatus for the period he had been working as an agency worker. An employmenttribunal rejected his claim and the EAT upheld that ruling, for differentreasons. The EAT said there was plainly no contractual relationship betweenStephenson and Delphi until August 2000. Prior to that, his contract had beenwith the agency. In the absence of any contractual link between Delphi andStephenson, he simply could not be their employee. It would be unusual todescribe an individual as having a contract of employment with a party who hasno legal obligation to pay his wages and to whom he has no legal obligation togive work. The EAT also cast doubt on the one case in which the EAT has held that anagency worker was in fact an employee of the client – Motorola v Davidson. Inthat case, the lack of a contractual relationship between the worker and theclient was not raised on appeal. This suggests the Motorola case is not to berelied on – which is good news for employers who use agency staff. What you should do – Make sure the worker has a contract with the agency, not the client.Similar issues arise in relation to secondments – the two companies should havea contract with each other governing the secondment arrangements, but theseconded employee should only have a contract with the seconding employer – Be careful not to do anything that suggests an employment relationship. Ifthere are disciplinary issues, the client should raise these with the agencyand ask it to resolve them – Follow the progress of the Agency Workers Directive. New laws in this areawill come into force over the coming years, and the directive may be finalisedthis summer J Tomlinson Ltd v Beecroft & Others, EAT A TUPE case on the scope of a transferring entity * * * Integral had separate contracts with two councils for the service,maintenance and replacement of domestic gas appliances in the councils’residential properties. They employed six people on the two contracts. One ofthe contracts came up for renewal and a new contractor, Tomlinson, wasappointed. Two of Integral’s employees – the applicants in this case – spent 90 percent of their time working on this particular contract. The other four did somework on the transferred contract, but spent the majority of their time workingon the contract for the other council. Integral argued the two employees wereentitled to transfer under TUPE. Tomlinsons refused to employ them. Anemployment tribunal found TUPE applied. Tomlinsons’ principle argument was that there was no stable economic entitycapable of being transferred. It was argued that two employees out of sixworking on the contract in question could not be regarded as a discreteundertaking. The EAT rejected this argument. It agreed with the tribunal’s conclusionthat all six staff formed an economic entity – an organised grouping of peopleand/or assets which combined to perform a specific activity on a permanentbasis. The undertaking comprised the staff assigned to the two contracts.However, only the two applicants in this case could be regarded as assigned tothe part of the undertaking that transferred to Tomlinsons. The EAT also rejected the argument that because neither employee wasexclusively assigned to the individual contract in question (working on bothcontracts), there could be no economic entity. What you should do – It is common to find that an outgoing contractor’s workforce includesstaff who work on the transferring contract and other contracts as well. Thecomposition of the workforce should be investigated to establish whether thereis an undertaking capable of transferring and who is entitled to transfer – Remember, an employee is entitled to transfer under TUPE if they areassigned to the transferring undertaking. The amount of time spent working onthe contract in question is relevant to this issue but does not determine it.The test is an organisational one – Incumbent contractors should consider how the deployment of staff acrossdifferent contracts could affect their ability to transfer staff under TUPE ifa contract is lost Star ratings * Our rating system is designed to help busy HR professionals prioritise theirreading. Does this ruling have immediate implications for your practices andpolicies? Is it a one-off decision based on unusual facts? Or is it one to keepan eye on as it goes to appeal? Case round up will help you decide. Each caseis rated from one to five stars; the more essential it is that you know aboutit, the more stars it will have. Case of the month, by Christopher MordueJowitt v Pioneer Technology (UK) Ltd, Court of Appeal A reminder of the complications of paying contractual benefits throughPHI policies * * * * * Jowitt suffered an accident at work and was unable to do his job.Under his contract, after 26 weeks’ continuous absence he was entitled tolong-term sickness benefits for as long as he was certified ‘unable to work’ bya GP and the company’s own doctor. His employer was insured against payingthese benefits under a private health insurance (PHI) policy, but it providedthe insurer would only pay for employees ‘totally unable to follow anyoccupation’. The company’s doctor thought Jowitt was unable to work. The insurer’smedical adviser considered that Jowitt did not meet the policy definition ofdisability, as he could carry out some work, albeit not his actual job.Although the employer challenged the insurance company’s refusal to pay, itceased making disability payments to Jowitt, who brought a claim for unlawfuldeductions from wages. One complication in this case were the very different definitions ofdisability under the contract of employment and under the PHI policy. Thiscreated a risk that the employer would have to make the payments even if itcould not recover them from the insurance company. The critical question was whether Jowitt was really ‘unable to work’. Asthis was the wording in his contract, the terms of the insurance policy wereirrelevant. The EAT held that the employee had to be unable to carry out his actual job,and therefore upheld Jowitt’s complaint of unlawful deductions. The Court of Appeal overturned this decision. The term ‘unable to work’ wasnot limited to the employee’s actual job, nor did it mean the employee had tobe incapable of doing any purposeful activity. The issue was whether there wasany remunerative full-time work Jowitt could realistically be expected to do. The case was sent back to the tribunal to consider the conflicting medicalopinions. What you should do – Make sure the terms of the employment contract match those in the PHI orinsurance policy, so that you are only obliged to make contractual payments ifyou can recover the money from the insurance company – Make sure the contract is flexible so that it can be changed to reflectchanges in insurance cover – Make sure all notification requirements under the insurance policy are metin good time. Alerting insurers to potential claims allows issues such asdisputed medical opinions to be addressed early on. Employers are under a dutyto the employee to challenge an insurer’s refusal to pay – Remember employers cannot lawfully dismiss an employee who is in receiptof PHI benefits under their employment contract on account of sickness absence – PHI schemes are increasingly expensive and give rise to real legal andpractical problems, and some employers have withdrawn them altogether. Analternative is to fund the employee’s own insurance cover – this avoids thechain of contracts that can leave employers caught in the middle of disputes Case round upOn 1 Apr 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Mesospheric wind observations derived from Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN) HF radar meteor echoes at Halley, Antarctica: preliminary results

first_imgThe implementation of a technique to derive mesospheric winds from HF radar observations of meteor echoes at Halley (76°S, 27°W), Antarctica, is described. The meteor echoes are observed at near ranges (less than 400 km) and have characteristics distinctly different from echoes backscattered from plasma irregularities in the E and F regions of the ionosphere. A Lorentzian model is used to fit the echo spectrum. The echo occurrence rate has the diurnal variation expected of meteors with a minimum in the afternoon. There also appears to be an annual variation which may be related to seasonal changes in the atmosphere. At present, results are confined to a single beam; that directed toward the south geographic pole is presented here, as this will give the meridional component of the wind and can be compared with other studies. The meridional wind is found to be dominated by the semidiurnal tide most of the year, with maxima in spring and autumn. Data for May 1996 show that the semidiurnal tide is dominant, but there are significant contributions from the 24-hour and 8-hour tides. A moving window spectral analysis technique allows the temporal behavior of the waves over a 10-day period to be studied. A quasi 2-day wave is observed during this interval, and slight changes of period with time can be observed. Planetary waves with periods of 5 and 10 days are observed during the winter of 1996. The radar has been operating since 1988, and so these data form a substantial and valuable database of mesospheric observations in the high-latitude southern hemisphere.last_img read more