Spain to assess gambling addiction as mental health disorder

first_img Topics: Legal & compliance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Legal & compliance Spanish gambling regulator Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) has updated its 2019-20 Responsible Gaming Program, with problem gambling to be classed as a mental disorder going forward.Approved by members of the Responsible Gaming Advisory Council (CAJR), the measures will be rolled out over the coming months as the DGOJ continues with its efforts to promote responsible gambling in Spain.The first measure relates to the reclassification of gambling addiction as a mental health issue. The DGOJ and CAJR will put together a list of key variables that will help to identify someone as a problem gambler, as well as the number of people being treated for such issues.According to the DGOJ, this data will help improve decision-making, guide public policies in this area and address other related issues, such as the social impact of problem gambling.Meanwhile, the DGOJ will carry out an in-depth study of the General Registry of Access to Game Interdictions (RGIAJ), Spain’s self-exclusion scheme, focusing on any potential regulatory and operational improvements.This study will include gathering information on the number of consumers that have opted into the scheme, covering their personal backgrounds and situations, as well as the operators that they have gambled.“Although the evaluation of the operation and results of the RGIAJ is highly satisfactory it is necessary to reflect on those aspects that require adaptations and improvements,” the DGOJ said.In addition, the DGOJ will seek to establish an alert system to flag up potential ID fraud when signing up to gamble with an operator. The DGOJ already provides its licensed operators with a player verification system to help identify players, but the regulator said further “value-added services” are required to tackle the issue.The proposed alert service will flag up to a player when someone has attempted to register with an operator using their personal details, when they have already signed up themselves.“This complements the rest of the work that the DGOJ is doing to reinforce the guarantees of the identity verification process prior to the activation of user registration,” the DGOJ explained. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 17th December 2019 | By contenteditor Email Address Tags: Online Gambling Spain to assess gambling addiction as mental health disorder Spanish gambling regulator Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) has updated its 2019-20 Responsible Gaming Program, with problem gambling to be classed as a mental disorder going forward. Regions: Europe Southern Europe Spainlast_img read more

The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd ( Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgThe Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd (  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileThe Union Sugar Estates Co. Limited specialises in growing and cultivating sugarcane amongst other agricultural products. The company has, however, diversified into agro-industry, tourism, IT services and trading. The Union Sugar Estates Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Is there room for compromise on red light cameras?

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply August 15, 2018 at 6:11 am Please enter your name here Reply August 15, 2018 at 5:36 pm Please enter your comment! Reggie, of course the cameras are there for revenue. Otherwise how do you explain that some intersections only have the cameras in two directions instead of four? Is running a light while heading South less dangerous than if you’re heading North? No it’s not, but it is less profitable to the city and the private company that shares the revenue. But even so, this isn’t the worst thing about the cameras. The worst thing is that if you get a ticket, for all practical purposes, you can’t contest it in court. If you do contest it and win, you still have to pay a court fee that is more than the amount of the ticket! That is not justice. This is the real problem that needs to be fixed. Bravo Reggie, my exact thoughts, our new mayor made the promise to get rid of the rlc’s but did not guarantee that he could or would be able to do it in the 1st year, he inherited a bad situation and it will take time to dig the city out of the hole we are in, as long as he does keep his word, I say lets give him our support in how he can do it. I personally like the idea of keeping them until we are on a better financial footing. August 15, 2018 at 2:20 pmcenter_img Jimcc Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Mama Mia You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reggie, It is my opinion that if you don’t live in this city, and don’t vote in this city’s municipal elections, then you don’t have a dog in this fight, regarding the RLCs here in Apopka. I don’t know where you do live, but are there RLCs where you live, just curious? The RLCs are unconstitutional, and the city council members all took oaths to uphold the constitutions, did they not? It is all about the money, I don’t care who says what, and the police know that if the RLCs are kept here in this city, that the profits will, in part, be channeled to their wallets! This so called “merit” system of being able to “earn” 6 percent merit raises is not fair, and the ones who will get the raises of 6 percent, if allowed by the council, are the ones who will need the raises the least….the department heads, their “pets”, and the big money earners, and the public safety city employees, not the general city employees (although they will be included, but in reality, they won’t get the 6 percent raises)…..mostly the high earners, is who will get the 6 percent! This is setting the city up for more future expenses, not reigning in the spending, like what was promised by the city council candidates at campaign time. These raises will compound, annually every year, and with time, it will add up big time! And the cities have a lot of employees…. it adds up! The city pays competitive wages now! These cameras are oppressive, and the citizens get tickets many times when they shouldn’t, by the way they are set, and it hurts this city’s image, and many people refuse to come through this city, and do business here, for fear of getting tickets that they can’t afford. They cause accidents too, by people slamming on brakes. This compromise you offer of keeping the RLCs for one more year….no, because it is either get rid of them tonight, by the council’s votes, or they are here to stay for FOUR MORE YEARS per the contract renewal! That is how it is! Reggie, I do agree with you on one point however…..I too am glad that you will be at the media table, and not sitting on the dais! 3 COMMENTS SSmith Opinion/AnalysisRLC 2.0: The Hunt for Red Light Cameras – Part TwoBy Reggie Connell/ Managing Editor of The Apopka VoiceThe Apopka Voice took a poll a few weeks ago which concluded that 76.7% of its readers oppose the red light camera program. That’s valuable knowledge for a news site. It’s information that many savvy publishing entrepreneurs could use to write articles that advance that issue and perhaps increase their readership.  But no one has accused me of being a savvy publishing entrepreneur lately. I’m going to break the cardinal rule of giving the people what they want and disagree with approximately 76.7% of my readers. I’m in favor of keeping the red light camera program in Apopka for at least another year. Anyone still reading? No? Okay, you must be rushing off to Facebook to “like” this article.If that’s not the case, I may start a support group for those few of us that are still in favor of RLC’s. It will be a small gathering that will probably disband after only a few get-togethers, but the healing will be real.For those of you still following a confessed-RLC-truther, let me clarify my opinion by saying that I am not a resident of Apopka and therefore do not vote in its municipal elections. But if I did, the RLC program would not be a core issue for me. In fact, a candidate’s opinion on red light cameras would not play much of a role in my hypothetical vote no matter where they stood.What would, however, is public safety, keeping City employee salaries competitive, and having an appropriate amount of police officers to protect this growing city.According to the leadership of the Apopka Police Department, red light cameras are about public safety, and the revenues they raise are not a part of the APD’s assessment. But that analysis has been challenged by elected officials, politicians on the campaign trail, and countless Apopka residents on social media and during public comments before City Council. They argue that RLC’s make the roadways more dangerous and it’s all about the income they generate.There doesn’t seem to be much common ground on this issue, but could a grand bargain exist?Let’s shift the focus for a moment to the 2018-19 Apopka fiscal budget. To summarize, Apopka City Administrator Edward Bass estimates that he trimmed $5-6 million from original requests by department heads, which represents approximately 10% of what was in the first draft. He also approved only four out of 50 requests for new hires. Among those cuts and request denials was merit pay raises for city employees; cut from a previous 6% ceiling down to 3%, and a request to replace four police officers that are being re-assigned to the School Resource Program, which was a state-mandated move, and essentially leaves the APD with four fewer officers on the streets.All of these cuts and denied new hires still left the budget with approximately a $700,000 shortfall.To cover that deficit, the City Council voted 5-0 to raise the millage rate 1/2-mill to 4.2876, which added a projected $1.4-$1.5 million to the budget, cleared the shortfall, and left an additional $700,000-$800,000.According to Bass, restoring merit pay raises to 6% for City employees would cost approximately $750,000 ($250,000 per percentage point), so the millage rate increase could potentially cover it, but what about the loss of four Apopka officers?The APD is currently below the state average of 2.5 officers per 1,000 of the city’s population. They are also near the bottom of officers per square mile of comparable cities on the I-4 corridor. The APD is at 3.1-3.2 per square mile, while in comparison Orlando is at 6.5. With the hiring of four additional officers, the APD would nearly maintain its level per 1,000 (from 2.17 to 2.16). Without the addition, it drops to 2.09.Four additional officers would add approximately $500,000 to the 2018-19 fiscal budget.Perhaps a compromise the City Council could entertain would be to vote to turn off the red light cameras in 2019 instead of 2018. This, in a way, would keep intact the election promises made by three members of the City Council to end the RLC program, but more importantly, allow the APD to keep pace (or maintain a status quo this year) with the population growth and public safety needs of Apopka.An extra year of red light camera revenue would add approximately $800,000-$900,000 to the general fund, which could then be earmarked to go specifically to hire the four new officers, and toward the APD’s part of restoring the merit pay raises back to 6%. I doubt it would be a popular decision, but it would be a temporary way to fund public safety during a budget tightening process.Everyone on the City Council has their priorities, but they seem determined as a whole to do what they believe is right for Apopka. It was a difficult decision to both cut the budget AND raise taxes in one fell swoop, but they made those tough decisions, and Apopka is better for it in their estimation.And if public comments from the 2017 Apopka City Council RLC vote is an indicator of what will happen at Wednesday night’s City Council vote, it won’t be easy to keep the program intact, even for another year. But weigh that with the additional public safety benefit of four additional police officers on the streets of Apopka, and then decide what is best for our community.Good luck City Council. My prayers will be with you. It’s one of those evenings where I am grateful to be sitting at the media table and not on the dais.In part three tomorrow: The good, the bad, and the ugly. The debate for and against the red light camera program. Reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSApopka City CouncilApopka Police DepartmentRed Light Cameras Previous articleMissing Person Alert: Missing South Apopka man foundNext articleAbove average rainfall continues across the district Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Solidarity with Korea

first_imgSpeakout connects U.S. threats to war profits and racism at home.Activists gathered in downtown Boston on March 10 for a speakout led by women from the Boston branch of Workers World Party to push back against war rhetoric and say, “U.S. hands off Korea!” They gathered at the corner of Park and Tremont streets with signs, a loudspeaker and a banner decrying U.S. military expansion around the world, especially against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The southern half of the peninsula has been occupied by U.S. military forces since 1945.Phebe Eckfeldt from the Women’s Fightback Network told the crowd: “This is why north Korea needs to and has a right to defend itself.” She held up a map detailing sites all over the Korean peninsula where the Pentagon organized massacres of tens of thousands of Korean civilians and liberation fighters in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Eckfeldt was part of a delegation to south Korea, sponsored by the Korea Truth Commission, that uncovered and exposed the massacres.Speakers angrily raised connections between U.S. military expansion around the world and the need for capitalism to find new markets for private businesses. The imperialist need to profit from the global class war has led to initiatives like the U.S. government’s 1033 program. For almost 20 years, billions of dollars in military vehicles and equipment have been funneled through the Defense Logistics Agency to local police departments. This has led to mine-resistant armored vehicles in places like the streets of Ferguson, Mo., and the Standing Rock Sioux land, which brings home that this continent has always been a war zone for nationally oppressed people.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

The Skiff: Feb. 6, 2020

first_imgThe Skiff: Digital IssuesThe Skiff: Feb. 6, 2020By Drew Mitchell – February 6, 2020 121 Facebook printVolume 118, Issue 16: TCU community protests racism on campusAlso: Mistreated Honors students comes forward about trip to Washington D.C. and women’s basketball defeats Kansas StateFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more info A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes Welcome TCU Class of 2025 ReddIt Drew Mitchell ReddIt Linkedin Drew Mitchell Drew Mitchell Drew Mitchell The Office of Religious & Spiritual Life to host eighth annual Crossroads Lecture Twittercenter_img Drew Mitchell is a Journalism major with an African American Studies Minor from Arlington, Texas. He has worked on staff for TCU 360 since his freshman year and is currently the Executive Editor of the Skiff, where they design and print a weekly paper for the TCU community. + posts Linkedin Previous articleNews Now 2/5/20Next articleHoroscope: February 6, 2020 Drew Mitchell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Landing zones to remain on campus for spring semester Twitter TCU receives 100 more COVID-19 vaccines Facebook Drew Mitchell Timeka Gordon influences America’s future leaders Life in Fort Worthlast_img read more

Manhattan Scientifics Issues Year End Update

first_img Facebook Twitter NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– Manhattan Scientifics Inc. ( OTCQB: MHTX ) a company that acquires, develops and commercializes life-enhancing technologies is pleased to announce year-end business updates on its two nano technologies for 2020: its Nano-Medicine Cancer and Nano-Medical Metal Alloy ventures. Nano-Medicine Cancer Project: As a result of the spinoff of its formerly wholly-owned cancer technology subsidiary, Manhattan Scientifics Inc. owns more than 50 million shares of Imagion Biosystems Ltd. ( ASX: IBX ). Although MHTX does not consider its shares in IBX as investment securities, IBX’s share price hit a high of AU $0.21 cents in late January 2021. Manhattan Scientifics acquired and funded 10 years of early R&D for IBX, conducted significant testing, and recruited an experienced industry CEO before it spun out the company. Current activity at IBX includes:Clinical test site established for human trials, Australian & U.S. FDA enthusiastic.IBX is well capitalized with institutional investors.Bob Proulx, CEO of Imagion Biosystem said that “2020 was a breakout year for Imagion as it finished the year with their first in-human study established and open for enrolment.”Raised surplus of institutional capital in oversubscribed placement, funds to be used on product development and manufacturing scale-up. IBX is primarily funded by “smart money” institutional investors. Capital level is more than sufficient to “get the job done”.IBX Received FDA Breakthrough Device Designation in 2019; technology to be fast-tracked by the FDA.Imagion cash balance for the 4th quarter increased to U.S. $10.13 million during the quarter. Nano-Medical Metal Alloy: Manhattan’s wholly owned subsidiary Metallicum exclusively licensed rights to the technology from the Los Alamos National Laboratory and then sub-licensed to NYSE company; MHTX was cash positive for 5 years; ultimately collected $20M, as $8M cash, $12M machinery + IP when the license terminated. In 2019 MHTX announced that it completed its licensing deal for the technology with a major American metals’ manufacturer. The Company anticipates royalty income as the Nano titanium is commercialized for use in medial prosthetics. Royalties will be 10% on sales of licensed dental products and an average of 5% in all other sales of licensed products. We expect to start earing royalties in 2021. The Company’s NANOMETALS hold the potential to dramatically alter the medical prosthetics industry. History of Manhattan Scientifics and Future Vision Management has been loyal and unswerving for 20 years. Key management, Chairman and CEO’s clear philosophy is and always was not to personally sell even a single share of MHTX.Management always emphasized low overhead, low personal compensation, minimal staff.We were pioneers in the fuel cell industry-10 years too early. Recently another fuel cell transaction was announced “ Fuel-Cell Truck Startup Hyzon Agrees to Merge With Decarbonization Plus SPAC”We created one of the first hydrogen fuel cell bikes and one of the first fuel cell scooters -The US-American “Hydrocycle” by Manhattan Scientifics with a German 670W PAC from NovArs was presented in 2000.”We pioneered Haptics technology (Novint ( NVNT ))Manhattan’s predecessor company, PJTV, created early HDTV. Traded on Nasdaq, its shares became the top performing security in the USA, rising from pennies to $35 per share and remaining at full capitalization for 9 yrs. until the company was successfully sold. Facebook WhatsApp TAGS  Pinterest MHTX –SPAC Similarities Management at MHTX views itself as similar to a SPAC as it is a public company available for a merger, with a successful technology, history, and current working capital. Since it is an operating company, MHTX can successfully merge with a private company without the drawbacks of a merger into a shell company. About Manhattan Scientifics, Inc. Manhattan Scientifics Inc. ( ) is focused on technology transfer and commercialization of transformative technologies. Forward-looking statement This press release contains forward-looking statements, which are subject to a number of risks, assumptions and uncertainties that could cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements. Management at Manhattan Scientifics believes that purchase of its shares should be considered to be at the high end of the risk spectrum. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made and are not guarantees of future performance. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. View source version on CONTACT: Manhattan Scientifics, Inc. Manny Tsoupanarias, 917-688-4158 [email protected] Or Marvin Maslow, 917-923-3300 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY MEDICAL DEVICES ENGINEERING CLINICAL TRIALS NANOTECHNOLOGY MANUFACTURING BIOTECHNOLOGY HARDWARE HEALTH ONCOLOGY SOURCE: Manhattan Scientifics Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/09/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/09/2021 09:01 AM WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Manhattan Scientifics Issues Year End Update Twitter Pinterest Local NewsBusiness Previous articleBurgex Mining Consultants Nails Covid’s Impact on 2020 US Aggregate Production EstimateNext article8×8 Integrated Cloud Contact Center and Communications Driving Global Channel Momentum Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Minimum Threshold For Homebuyers’ Insolvency Process Against Builder Shields Frivolous & Avoidable Applications : Supreme Court

first_imgTop StoriesMinimum Threshold For Homebuyers’ Insolvency Process Against Builder Shields Frivolous & Avoidable Applications : Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK19 Jan 2021 8:51 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has upheld the threshold limit on homebuyers – introduced by way of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code(Amendment) Act 2020 – as an attempt to “shield the corporate debtor(builder) from avoidable and frivolous applications”.A bench comprising Justices R F Nariman, Navin Sinha and KM Joseph upheld Section 3 of the IBC(Amendment) Act 2020 which introduced provisos to Section 7 of…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?LoginThe Supreme Court has upheld the threshold limit on homebuyers – introduced by way of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code(Amendment) Act 2020 – as an attempt to “shield the corporate debtor(builder) from avoidable and frivolous applications”.A bench comprising Justices R F Nariman, Navin Sinha and KM Joseph upheld Section 3 of the IBC(Amendment) Act 2020 which introduced provisos to Section 7 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 to mandate that there should be at least one hundred real estate allottees or ten percentage of the total number of allottees, which ever is lesser, to maintain an insolvency petition in respect of a real estate project.The judgment authored by Justice Joseph rejected the petitioners’ contentions that such conditions on homebuyers amounted to hostile discrimination violating the equality principle under Article 14 of the Constitution. The Court held that a homebuyer, though treated as an unsecured creditor as per the judgment in Pioneer case, stands on a different footing from other creditors.”When an allottee invests money in a real estate project, his primary and principal concern is that the project is completed and he gets possession of the apartment or the flat. The problem really arises as there are many stakeholders whose interests are affected”, the Court observed.On homebuyer’s application can affect the entire projectThe Court noted that an action under Section 7 of the Code is an action in rem. The recovery of the amounts paid is not what is primarily contemplated under the Code.The consequences of the insolvency application would be that it may land the applicant and also all the stakeholders, in liquidation of the corporate debtor. Therefore, the court said that public interest would include safeguarding the interests of all the stakeholders. “This may necessarily include the corporate debtor as a stakeholder, being protected from applications, which are perceived as frivolous or not representing a critical mass”, the Court observed.The Court also noted that the homebuyer has remedies under the RERA Act and the Consumer Protection Act against the builder for non-delivery of the apartment.Supreme Court Upholds Sections 3, 4 & 10 Of IBC Amendment Act 2020The Court also said that the amendment has sought to strike a balance between completely taking away an allottees right to initiate insolvency and “giving an unbridled license to a single person to hold the real estate project and all the stakeholders thereunder hostage”.”If the Legislature felt that having regard to the consequences of an application under the Code, when such a large group of persons, pull at each other, an additional threshold be erected for exercising the right under Section 7, certainly, it cannot suffer a constitutional veto at the hands of Court exercising judicial review of legislation”, the judgment stated.”It is to be noted also that it is not a case where the right of the allottee is completely taken away. All that has happened is a half-way house is built between extreme positions, viz., denying the right altogether to the allottee to move the application under Section  of the Code and giving an unbridled license to a single person to hold the real estate project and all the stakeholders thereunder hostage to a proceeding under the Code which must certainly pass inexorably within a stipulated period of time should circumstances exists under Section 33 into corporate death with the unavoidable consequence of all allottees and not merely the applicant under Section 7 being visited with payment out of the liquidation value, the amounts which are only due to the unsecured creditor”.The apex court observed that the legislature in its wisdom has felt that “greater good lies in conditioning an absolute right which existed in favour of an allottee by requirements which would ensure some certain element of consensus among the allottees”.”It must be remembered that the requirement is a mere one-tenth of the allottees. This is a number which goes to policy and lies exclusively within the wisdom of the Legislature. Hence, we have no hesitation in repelling the contentions in this regard”.Imposing threshold will halt indiscriminate litigationThe SC observed :”Insisting on a threshold in regard to these categories of creditors would lead to the halt to indiscriminate litigation which would result in an uncontrollable docket explosion as far as the authorities which work the Code are concerned. The debtor who is apparently stressed is relieved of the last straw on the camel’s back, as it were, by halting individual creditors whose views are not shared even by a reasonable number of its peers rushing in with applications. Again, as in the case of the allottees, this is not a situation where while treating them as financial creditors they are totally deprived of the right to apply under Section 7 as part of the legislative scheme. The legislative policy reflects an attempt at shielding the corporate debtor from what it considers would be either for frivolous or avoidable applications.What we mean by avoidable applications is a decision which would not be taken by similarly placed creditors keeping in mind the consequences that would ensue not only in regard to persons falling in the same category but also the generality of creditors and other stakeholders. All that the amendment is likely to ensure is that the filing of the application is preceded by a consensus at least by a minuscule percentage of similarly placed creditors that the time has come for undertaking a legal odyssey which is beset with perils for the applicants themselves apart from others. As far as the percentage of applicants contemplated under the proviso it is clear that it cannot be dubbed as an arbitrary or capricious figure. The legislature is not wanting in similar requirements under other laws. The provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and its predecessors contained similar provisions. Allowing what is described as ‘lone Ranger’ applications beset with extremely serious ramifications which are at cross purposes with the objects of the code. This is apart from it in particular spelling avoidable doom for the interest of the creditors falling in the same categories. The object of speed in deciding CIRP proceedings would also be achieved by applying the threshold to debenture holders and security holders. The dividing line between wisdom or policy of the legislature and limitation placed by the Constitution must not be overlooked”(paragraph 220)’Malice’ Is Not A Ground To Challenge A Law Made By Legislature : Supreme CourtWhile agreeing that the homebuyers had a “vested right” to move the application without conditions before the amendment, the Court said that such a “vested right” can also be taken away by the legislature.”We cannot also lose sight of the fact that the Legislature has power to impair and take away vested rights”, the SC observed.Case DetailsCase Title : Manish Kumar v Union of India and others and connected casesCoram : Justices RF Nariman, Navin Sinha and KM JosephCitation : LL 2021 SC 25Click here to read/download the judgmentSubscribe 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

Littering of disposable gloves & wipes on the increase in Donegal

first_img WhatsApp Littering of disposable gloves & wipes on the increase in Donegal DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Twitter Previous articleEmployers won’t be told their workers Covid-19 test resultsNext articleGovernment needs to consider slowly reopening schools – WHO News Highland Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 By News Highland – May 20, 2020 Google+ Twittercenter_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA There’s been an increase in the littering of disposable gloves and wipes across the county. Donegal County Council says people are discarding their rubbish on the likes of footpaths, in car-parks, at bring banks and along hedges in rural areas.With phase one of easing restrictions now well underway, local Cllr Paul Canning says this also means more people are now out and about.He says there’s an onus on everyone to keep the countryside clean and pleasant for others:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Facebook Google+last_img read more

Hail and tornado damage South as wildfire evacuations spread in California

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — A dangerous storm system is bringing severe storms from Texas to New York with water rescues, monster hail and tornado damage.There have been four reported tornadoes across four states: Arkansas, Illinois, Oklahoma and Tennessee.There have also been 38 reports of damaging softball-sized hail as some car windshields were smashed and property was damaged from Texas to Arkansas.A flash flood rescue was spotted in Bentonville, Arkansas, as more than 7 inches of rainfall has been reported in that area so far.There are seven states that are under flash flood watches through Thursday evening.On Thursday morning, severe storms are still impacting Texas to Arkansas with tornado watches through until the evening.An estimated 39 million people will be in the path of severe storms from Mississippi to New York and the biggest threats will be damaging winds, flash flooding, large hail and isolated tornadoes.Additional rain of more than 3 inches could cause life-threatening flash flooding on Thursday.Meanwhile on the West Coast, extremely dry conditions with gusty winds fueled brush fires with multiple evacuations and road closures still in place.The brush fire in Southern California spread to 650 acres with 25% containment Wednesday night.A ridge of high pressure will push in on Thursday bringing some possible record highs Thursday in Oregon, Nevada and California as some areas in Nevada, Arizona and California can reach its first 100-degree day of the year Thursday through this weekend.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

How to coach foreign talent

first_imgAs an expanding European Union Brings a new pool of talent to employers inthe UK, Margaret Kubicek asks how foreign workers are bring prepared to dotheir jobsThe chronic skills shortage facing UK employers, particularly in sectorssuch as construction, health and hospitality, is showing no signs of abating.It’s not surprising, then, that many employers are looking abroad to expandtheir talent pool – something that will become easier with the accession of 10new countries to the European Union last month. A recent survey by recruitment specialists Barkers, found that while only 39per cent of employers had firm plans to recruit from accession countries, morethan double that amount – 72 per cent – see enlargement of the EU as a steptowards a greater global flow of labour. This suggests that training will takeon an increasingly international dimension. We ask what employers need toconsider when planning training for overseas recruits. Yvonne WimbletonAssistant director of nursing, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS TrustAll nurses that we recruit from overseas must undertake a period ofsupervised practice for up to six months to get up to speed with regulatoryguidelines and the framework of practice within the NHS. They also have cultural diversity training covering communication skills –not English language, but body language, eye contact, those sorts of things.The police also come in and talk about personal safety and the main elements ofrisk here that might not be an issue in their home country. General advice is given on opening a bank account or registering with a GP.And there’s time built in for discussion of issues – it’s all very wellbuilding a structured training programme, but they need to be able to askquestions that may seem daft but are essential in terms of settling in. Nurses also have mentors on the wards who are responsible for discussingprofessional issues and we also have clinical facilitators who take on apastoral role. Our last group had an ‘away-day’ of leadership training led by a managementconsultant to get them used to working as a team. In various countries, nursesare used to following the doctors’ orders, but we’re trying to teach them thatthey are responsible for their own practice. Nick IslesAssociates director, The Work FoundationTraining will need to address how you are going to integrate people fromdiverse backgrounds into a multicultural environment, like the constructionindustry. Arguably, you need some sort of inclusion strategy. For example, youmay want to provide English language lessons, but there’s also the need formore sophisticated cultural training. John GuthrieHead of international management development, Hilton GroupAs part of the Hilton online university, we’ve joined forces with a globalonline English language provider called Global English. There are a number of team members throughout the world who are givenlicence to learn English online. That’s a tremendous life skill. Language isthe glue that binds us together, and it gives a great opportunity to overseasworkers to progress their careers within the company. Louis ArmstrongCEO, Royal Institution of Chartered SurveyorsA skills shortage in many UK industries is here to stay, for better orworse. Demographic and economic factors mean that industry will relyincreasingly on controlled immigration of labour and skills from abroad to fillthe gap. This is inevitable and indeed desirable if the Government’s infrastructureand housing targets are to be met. The construction industry would do itself ahuge favour by helping employees learn the language of the country in whichthey are to live and work. This would result in a safer and more productiveworkforce and should be devised to cover the specialised technical andprofessional communication required by a particular industry. Robert PeasnellManaging director, Barkers LondonTraining should include an understanding of social issues that most of ustake for granted. Integrating workers from abroad is going to involve inductingthem culturally into the UK and just helping them settle in a bit more easily.You’ve got this inevitable cultural adaptation that’s going to have to takeplace and to a degree, that mitigates against [foreign workers] being seen as aquick fix to fill skills gaps. Employers will need to assist with things likefinding a place to live, helping them open UK bank accounts – almost a ‘Welcometo the UK’ pack. It’s a lot of basic, almost administrative, support, but it’sgoing to help them focus on doing their job. Sue LabettCorporate services manager, Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue ServiceIt can be quite difficult to carry out the mandatory health and safety trainingfor foreign workers. It may take longer than usual and because of the legalrequirement, you may need to provide an interpreter. You need to be very particularwhen you’re undertaking that kind of training that everyone understands itfully. It’s about being flexible as an employer, for example, allowing a longerprobation period. We’re taking more care, doing more checking and includingmore exercises for overseas workers in the process. Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article How to coach foreign talentOn 1 Jun 2004 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more