Facebook News By News Highland – December 1, 2009 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleGardai renew appeal in Calhame head injury caseNext articleThursday’s public service strike deferred News Highland Pinterest Google+ Facebook Protestant groups urged to apply for funding 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North The Gateway to Protestant Participation project was prompted by the belief that while catholic and nationalist groups have been quick to avail of opportunities such as the International Fund for Ireland and the EU Peace programme, traditionally, protestant groups have not done so.Willie Lamrock, from the YMCA in Derry, the lead partner in the steering group, says a study of the previous Peace programmes showed serious underrepresentation from protestant groups.Among the other groups involved are Derry Raphoe Action and Tyrone, Derry and Donegal Action.
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News UpdatesDelhi HC Directs Delhi Govt To Ensure A Helpline Number For Assisting Pregnant Women During Lockdown [Read Order] Karan Tripathi24 April 2020 1:29 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has directed Delhi Government to ensure that the helpline number which is proposed to be set up within two days, for assisting senior citizens in Delhi, is also made available to pregnant ladies. While taking the assurances given by the government of record, the Division Bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad has also directed the Delhi…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?LoginDelhi High Court has directed Delhi Government to ensure that the helpline number which is proposed to be set up within two days, for assisting senior citizens in Delhi, is also made available to pregnant ladies. While taking the assurances given by the government of record, the Division Bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad has also directed the Delhi Government to publicise the said helpline number through newspapers and the social media as also through the Delhi Police, wherever possible. The court said: ‘Central Government and the Delhi Government shall work in tandem to make sure that no barriers are faced by pregnant ladies and their family members residing in hot spots during the lockdown.’ In today’s proceedings, Advocate Vrinda Grover, who appeared for the Petitioner, informed the court that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, duties of most of the Auxiliary Nurses and Midwives (ANMs) have been diverted to COVID related work and therefore, they are not readily available for assistance. Highlighting the lack of implementation of guidelines on ground, Ms Grover further submitted that there needs to be proper coordination between the Central and the State Government so that a Nodal Officer is appointed in every COVID-19 hotspot, whose contact number is made public and a dedicated helpline is set up for pregnant women seeking essential health services,which includes arranging transportation to and from the hospital, securing movement passes, etc. Appearing for Delhi Government, Mr Anupam Srivastava assured the court that sufficient number of Asha workers and ANMs, will be made available in their respective areas so that they can reach out to the pregnant ladies and particularly those who are in the high risk category for a follow up. Mr Srivastava further submitted that adequate assistance will be provided to pregnant women, particularly, in the last trimester. This will include arranging transportation for the pregnant ladies to visit to the hospital pre-delivery, for delivery and post delivery. Before issuing directions, the court appreciated the prompt instructions given by the Delhi Government to its counsel appearing before the court. Ms Grover also expressed her satisfaction with the assurances given by the Delhi Government. Filed by Sama Resource Group For Women and Health, the petition sought access to timely, proper and affordable reproductive and neonatal healthcare services for all women and their newborn children. It was argued by the Petitioner that despite the Central Government including ‘Services related to reproductive health, including care during pregnancy and childbirth’ as an essential service in the April 15 notification, the same is not being implemented on ground. It was submitted that despite the April 15 notification, pregnant women are experiencing substantial difficulties in accessing reproductive health services. Petitioner further contended that the right to reproductive health is a fundamental right under Article 21 of the Constitution. Moreover, the Indian government is obligated to protect this right as it’s also recognised under International Treaties such as Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), Convention For Elimination of All Forms Violence Against Women (CESAW), and Child Rights Convention (CRC). The plea went on to highlight the plight of a pregnant woman who was denied medical services for being a non-COVID patient, or faced exorbitant costs at private hospitals. In addition to this, her difficulty was aggravated by the restricted transportation services as she lives in a ‘red zone’ designated area. ‘The health and life of pregnant women and their soon to be born child is placed at grave risk by the denial of access to proper and timely medical care and attention, putting their rights under Articles 14, 15 and 21 of the Constitution under jeopardy’, the petition states. In light of this, the Petitioner had highlighted that such instances are occurring due to the absence of clear, localized and specific directions and allocation of responsibilities to operationalize such orders. The present petition was moved through Advocates Vrinda Grover, Ratna Appnender and Soutik Banerjee.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Story
News UpdatesAILET 2021 To Be Conducted On June 20, 2021 In Offline Mode Nupur Thapliyal26 Jan 2021 4:47 AMShare This – xNational Law University, Delhi (NLUD) has announced the admission in BA LLB (Hons.), LLM and Ph.D programme for the session 2021-22. The All India Law Entrance test (AILET) 2021 will be conducted on June 20, 2021 in an offline mode. However, according to the notification, the conduct of offline exam is subject to revision. The last day for submission of applications for AILET 2021 is May…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?LoginNational Law University, Delhi (NLUD) has announced the admission in BA LLB (Hons.), LLM and Ph.D programme for the session 2021-22. The All India Law Entrance test (AILET) 2021 will be conducted on June 20, 2021 in an offline mode. However, according to the notification, the conduct of offline exam is subject to revision. The last day for submission of applications for AILET 2021 is May 20, 2021. The application fee for the exam is Rs. 3,050 for general unreserved whereas SC/ST and PWD category will have to pay Rs. 1,050. Below Poverty Line (BPL) applicants of SC/ST category are however, exempted from the fee. The exam shall be conducted in the following cities: • Bengaluru • Bhopal • Chandigarh • Chennai • Cochin • Cuttack • Dehradun • Delhi • Gandhinagar • Greater Noida • Gurugram • Guwahati • Hyderabad • Jaipur • Jammu • Jodhpur • Kolkata • Lucknow • Mumbai • Nagpur • Patna • Raipur • Silchar • Varanasi • Visakhapatnam The admit cards for the exam will be available online from June 05, 2021. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Police have issued an arrest warrant for a white man who flashed a gun when he tried to stop a group of four black college students from entering an apartment complex earlier this month.Police in Tallahassee, Florida, issued the warrant Friday for the arrest of Donald Crandall, Jr. for alleged violation of a state law against improper exhibition of a firearm, a police statement said.“After reviewing all of the evidence and consulting with the State Attorney’s Office, a warrant was obtained for Donald Crandall, Jr.,” the statement read.The warrant is in connection with an incident on the weekend of Sept. 8 when Crandall is seen on a video engaging in a tense exchange with the black students, plus a white young men who appeared to intervene on behalf of the others, at the entrance to the complex, and then refusing to allow them to get into an elevator with him because, he said, they “don’t belong” at the building.Tallahassee police began investigating the incident Sept. 10.“The warrant has been issued at this time, but as of right now he has not been arrested,” Officer Damon Miller of the Tallahassee Police Department told ABC News on Saturday. “I do not know his whereabouts at this time.”ABC News reached out to Crandall by phone but did not immediately hear back.A video of the incident at the Stadium Centre apartment complex, posted on Twitter by one of the students, shows Crandall flashing a gun as he refuses to allow the students onto the building elevator.The video went viral, garnering more than 480,000 views on Twitter.Crandall does not live at the complex and was not affiliated with the ownership or management of the building. He worked at an area hotel but was fired from his job at a hotel after the video of the incident went viral.“Pax Hotel Group wants to assure the public that the former General Manager of the Baymont by Wyndham, Tallahassee Central was terminated on Monday afternoon once we were made aware of the incident. He has not been transferred or rehired at any of Pax Hotel Group’s properties. His employment with Pax Hotel Group has been terminated,” Pax Hotel Group said on an Instagram post.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Related posts: HSBC and BA push ahead with restructuring plansHSBC will accelerate its plans to cut 35,000 jobs globally. BA crew agree deal to include a holding pool of pilots on reduced pay. Unemployment to top 4 million as workers come off furloughBy Jo Faragher on 15 Jul 2020 in Coronavirus, Economics, government & business, Latest News, Job creation and losses, Labour market, Personnel Today, Redundancy The OBR’s predictions go against hopes of a ‘V’ shaped recovery, where the economy jumps back to life quickly as businesses reopen and people return to work.Announcing the predictions yesterday, OBR chairman Robert Chote said the type of recovery would be dependent on four factors: the course of the virus and availability of vaccines and treatments; the speed and consistency with which the government can lift restrictions; how individuals and businesses respond to restrictions being lifted; and the effectiveness of any policies designed to protect businesses and sustain employment.He said: “Looking ahead, the outlook for unemployment depends in large part on the proportion of furloughed staff who flow into unemployment rather than back into work.“We have assumed 10, 15 and 20 per cent in the three scenarios. We also assume that the structural rate of unemployment rises by 1 percentage point in the central scenario and by 2 points in the downside one.”He added that the economic outlook could have been “much worse without the measures the government has taken”, although the Coronavirus Job Retention Bonus announced by chancellor Rishi Sunak last week would add £50 billion to borrowing this year, on top of the £142 billion cost of furlough and other protection schemes.Responding to the figures, Sunak said: “Today’s figures underline the scale of the challenge we face. I know people are worried about the security of their jobs and incomes. That’s why I set out our Plan for Jobs last week, following the PM’s new deal for Britain, to protect, support and create jobs as we safely reopen our economy.”Paul Johnson, head of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, said the predictions were a “very good and sobering statement of risks we face as a result [of the pandemic]”.Talent management opportunities on Personnel TodayBrowse more talent management jobs Firms operating at half capacity and planning more redundanciesMost organisations are operating at half capacity and a third expect to make redundancies over the next three months.This… No comments yet. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website Unemployment will rival early 1980s recession levels, top economist warnsThe Bank of England’s chief economist: ‘We’re going back to the 1980s basically.’ Previous Article Next Article The OBR believes unemployment could hit 12% by the end of the yearShutterstock Unemployment could top 4 million by the end of the year, with 1.3 million people going straight from furlough into joblessness, according to the Office for Budget Responsibility. The government’s economic forecaster has drawn up three scenarios in a 160-page fiscal sustainability report: a worst-case scenario, a central template and an upside scenario. In the central scenario, it predicts that unemployment will hit 4.1 million, or a rate of 12%, between October and the end of the year.Covid-19 and jobsWhat is the job retention bonus?HR and coronavirus survey: Recovery or redundancy?In the optimistic scenario, unemployment will hit 10%, and in the worst case it hits 13% in the first quarter of 2021. The last time the unemployment rate hit 12% was 1984, while the current jobless rate is 3.9%.
Unaoil’s access to inside information was an ‘excellent advertisement’ for potential clientsThe SFO alleges that before the formal tendering process for these projects had begun, Al Quoraishi in 2008 leaked the provisional vendor lists to Unaoil – documents which included the names of suppliers and contractors that would later be approached by Foster Wheeler to bid for different projects in the Iraqi oil expansion.This enabled Unaoil to add friendly suppliers, remove hostile ones and make early approaches to those with which it wished to collaborate.The “inside information”, Brompton argued, was an “excellent advertisement” for the firm – demonstrating the value of its services to potential clients.Rather than taking “Ivan” on as a Unaoil employee, the consultancy’s executive team instead decided to pay him a retainer for his services within the beating heart of the ICOEEP – with emails showing this began at $2,000 per month but later rose to $6,000 per month once his influence began realising material value in securing new clients. Unaoil sought to capitalise on Iraq oil expansionThe corruption case, which got underway at Southwark Crown Court in London yesterday, is being brought by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO), which has been investigating allegations of bribery by Unaoil and its associates since 2016.The events took place against the backdrop of Iraq’s efforts to rebuild its crumbling oil and gas infrastructure in the wake of the US-led invasion, and overthrow of former leader Saddam Hussein.A “master plan” infrastructure project was announced in 2007 to boost crude exports from 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd) to 4.5 million bpd.Prosecuting on behalf of the SFO, Michael Brompton QC said the emails, most of which were seized by Monegasque authorities, provided a clear, real-time account of “the conspiracy in action”.He said: “Well before the ‘master plan’ was published, it was well known that money was to be made available for an ambitious expansion scheme, and Unaoil started to position itself to take advantage of the opportunities likely to arise.“It set about making friends and influencing people – the most important of which was Oday Al Quoraishi, who was for Unaoil a most important man.” In a UK corruption trial, prosecutors for the UK Serious Fraud Office have detailed how former Unaoil associates gained influence over tenders for Iraq’s oil expansion Ivan: ‘Our man in Basra’Al Quoraishi – who also became known by the codename “Ivan” – was the key figure for the firm, occupying a senior role within Iraq’s South Oil Company and who the SFO says “sold information of a confidential nature” to Unaoil about the projects that were the subject of the oil expansion plan.Mr Brompton said there was “considerable informal contact” between Al Quoraishi and Unaoil’s Iraq country manager Basil Al Jarah – who has also been the subject of the SFO’s investigations and pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to make corrupt payments – with a “good relationship” developing between 2005 and 2007.The prosecutor claimed Al Quoraishi’s willingness to get “fully on board” with Unaoil’s plans to manipulate the future tender process led to a job offer to work for the firm full-time – to become “our man in Basra” as Al Jarah put it.But Al Quoraishi was ultimately to remain at South Oil Company and take on the role of project manager overseeing the entire Iraqi oil expansion project – one where he would be much better positioned to “exert influence on behalf of Unaoil”, argued Mr Brompton.He added: “Al Jarah’s judgement as to Al Quoraishi’s usefulness as an SOC employee was correct. “From this time on, in return for the money he was paid by Unaoil, he advanced Unaoil’s interests and fed it a stream of privileged information which gave Unaoil and its clients a considerable advantage over their competitors, enabling it in due course to win out over those competitors.“The first important stage in that long and complicated process was the provision of vendor lists for the various ICOEEP packages.” A friend in a nest of vipersAnother key figure in this drama was Dhia Jaffar Al Mousawi – referred to by the nickname “Lighthouse” in the emails cited by the SFO.He was the director-general of SOC until 2015, when he was promoted to become Iraq’s deputy oil minister.Jurors heard how Al Mousawi – a “longstanding” associate of Unaoil from at least 2005 – was described by Al Jarah as being “politically well-connected”, holding private meetings with the Iraqi prime minister when visiting Basra.News of his appointment to SOC director-general in 2008 was celebrated among the Unaoil hierarchy, with an email from founder Ata Ahsani calling it “fantastic news” that would “change the dynamic” for the company in Iraq.Mr Brompton said the help given to Unaoil by “Lighthouse” – mostly face-to-face meetings in which information was exchanged – led to him being described by Al Jarah as a “friend in a nest of vipers”.A $1,500 wall-mounted TV and string of shopping trips worth between $1,000 and $2,000, the prosecutor added, were “unlikely” to have been the only sweeteners he received in return for his assistance.The trial continues. Three former Unaoil associates are on trial for corruption in IraqThree British nationals – Ziad Akle, 45, Steven Whiteley, 65, and Paul Bond, 68 – are charged with conspiracy to make corrupt payments in Iraq between 2005 and 2011. They all deny any wrongdoing.They are accused of influencing a $1.6bn tender process – overseen by UK-based engineering firm Foster Wheeler – in which supplier contracts for single point moorings (SPM) equipment, as well as two oil pipeline upgrades, were awarded to Netherlands-based SBM Offshore and Singapore-based Leighton Offshore respectively.Akle was Unaoil’s territory manager for Iraq. Whiteley was Unaoil’s general territories manager for Iraq, and formerly a vice-president of SBM Offshore. Bond was a senior sales manager for SBM Offshore. Al Basra oil terminal in Iraq (Credit: Wikimedia Commons/US Navy/Samuel W Shavers) Unaoil executives developed a “formidable team of friends in high places” throughout southern Iraq as it positioned itself to fraudulently manipulate a tender process for oil infrastructure projects in the country, jurors heard in a bribery trial.Powerful associates included a project manager and a director-general for South Oil Company – Iraq’s state-owned oil business tasked with overseeing a major project to more than double the country’s crude export capacity in the years following Saddam Hussein’s fall from power.A series of emails between senior employees and associates of Unaoil, the Monaco-based energy consultancy at the heart of a sprawling international corruption investigation, were read out in court today (24 January), detailing the ways the company set about “making friends and influencing people” in the country.This included pocket money for globe-trotting shopping sprees, high-end TVs and nights spent in luxury London hotels.Unaoil, which acted as an intermediary between Iraqi officials and corporate clients looking to do business in the country, has been accused of paying $6m in bribe money to senior government officials to land two separate industrial contracts worth $800m as part of the Iraq Crude Oil Export Expansion Project (ICOEEP).
Golfers get ready for the annual Ocean City PBA Local 61 Tournament, which raises funds for good causes. (Photo courtesy Patrolman Colby Meloy) By MADDY VITALEEvery year, Ocean City Policemen’s Benevolent Association Local 61 donates thousands of dollars to good causes, from providing scholarship funds to high school seniors to helping families in need around the holidays.But each year, it takes a lot of fundraising by the organization to provide the roughly $14,000 annually to graduating seniors, to fund Christmas shopping to give kids a good holiday and to help local sports teams. This year Local 61 provided the money for an Ocean City baseball team to buy a new scoreboard.One of the biggest ways that the PBA raises money for such charitable donations is through the PBA Golf Tournament. And this year marks a major milestone — 25 years of the all-day golf outing fundraiser. It will be held at the Avalon Golf Course on Oct. 14 beginning at 12 p.m. Registration starts at 11 a.m. The cost is $145 per golfer. About 100 participants are currently registered and 45 slots remain open.Ocean City Patrolman Colby Meloy has been in charge of the tournament for the past two years. “It usually grosses $25,000 a year. It is one of our biggest money makers for the PBA,” Meloy said Monday. “We count on it and it is normally our second-biggest drive.”The first, he noted, is the fundraising campaign in which the PBA sends letters to local residents. The letters describe the number of calls the police department responds to throughout the year and other duties. The public, in turn, can make donations to the PBA.“We pride ourselves on giving to the high school graduates. We try to give back to our community as much as possible to help everyone out,” Meloy explained. For this year’s golf tournament, there are some special additions. The first is that it will be held once again at the Avalon Golf Course in Cape May Court House. Last year it was held at another golf course.“It is a nice course and a good place for our 25th” Meloy said of Avalon Golf Course. Meloy said participants can expect to see some cool prizes.“We have some good raffle prizes coming in. We are giving out a golf fleece, a tumbler and a wallet,” Meloy noted. “We also have a hole-in-one car coming that will be on hole three.”Meloy said they like the course at Avalon Golf Course and the management welcomed them back with open arms after not hosting the tournament there for a while.“The people there were eager to have us back and everything is going smooth,” he said. For Meloy and the PBA Local 61 members who have been preparing for the big fundraiser, they are nearing the finish line.“The past few months we revamped it and made sure it is good to go. We want the golfers to have a great day with a lot of prizes and good weather,” he said. “Other than that, we want to just make it special and hope that everyone enjoys themselves.”For more information contact Patrolman Colby Meloy at [email protected]
With the celebration cake market growing consistently over the last few years, ingredients supplier Bakels (Bicester, Oxfordshire) is offering a range of ingredients to produce celebration cakes for any occasion.The company says its Multi-Mix Cake Base can be used for a variety of cakes, with the addition of water, egg and oil. Fruit and nuts can be added to the mix to make a customised cake or it can be coloured and flavoured using Bakels range of Fruit Pastes and Flavourings. On request, Bakels can provide more than 40 recipe ideas using the mix, which comes in 12.5kg bags.For decorating cakes, the company’s Sugarpaste Concen-trate is claimed to offer a 25-30% saving over ready-to-use products. It contains all the ingredients required to manufacture sugarpaste except for icing sugar. The standard ratio is 80% icing sugar to 20% Sugarpaste Concentrate, but the softness can be modified by varying the proportion of Concentrate to icing sugar. Sugarpaste Concen-trate comes in brilliant white, but Bakels can also produce Sugarpaste Concentrate in specific shades on a bespoke basis.For bakers who prefer ready-to-use products, the company offers its Pettinice RTU sugarpaste, which is ready to roll straight from the 5kg pail.
Despite the Met Office announcing the sunniest June since 1929, the rise in wheat prices in the past few weeks could mean a significant increase in flour costs.Wheat prices surged again by £8 today – the equivalent of £11 per tonne of flour – having risen sharply since 29 June.Gary Sharkey, head of wheat procurement at Rank Hovis, told British Baker: “We are in a global market and wider forces hold the key to UK wheat and, therefore, flour prices. One reason for the recent surge in wheat prices is that excessive rains and flooding in the high-quality wheat-growing regions of Canada are forecast to reduce their production by 4 million tonnes from previous estimates.”He said that while the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) only reduced their forecast for EU production by 1 million tonnes, most traders and government bodies said the recent high temperatures would have affected yields adversely by 10-15%.Sharkey said: ” Looking further afield, Russian production is now estimated to be 8 million tonnes below last year, which will impact global trade, as Russia has become the source of supplies for many north African destinations in the past few years.”Closer to home, based on forward UK breadmaking prices for the harvest 2010, flour costs could be 15-20% higher year-on-year, Sharkey stated. He added that the USDA’s annual corn-seeding forecast, released on 30 June, stated that US farmers have planted 1.5 million acres less corn than anticipated by international trading companies. “This impacts on wheat values, because corn is the underlying commodity in world feed grain trade and many processors have the ability to switch into wheat,” said Sharkey. “If corn prices rise, so do wheat prices.”Alex Waugh, director general of the National Association of British and Irish Millers, said: “Perversely, the wonderful weather we have been enjoying in Britain may help bring about an increase in wheat prices as yield is expected to be lower due to the dry weather. Quality may be good, but that all depends on weather during the harvest period.”