Greece rejects debt doubts

first_img Tags: NULL Share Greece rejects debt doubts whatsapp GREECE’S finance minister has strongly rejected the idea the country will be forced to restructure its debts, saying that a default would break the eurozone.On a two-day visit to London, Paris and Frankfurt to convince investors Greece is beginning to recover from its economic crisis, George Papaconstantinou told the Financial Times a Greek default would spark selling in other so-called peripheral bond markets such as Portugal and Ireland.The minister’s message to investors was backed up by officials from the International Monetary Fund, European Union and the European Central Bank. One senior IMF official said “no one would benefit from a Greek default”. More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the KCS-content center_img whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndothedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comUndoinvesting.comCanceled TV Shows Announced: Full Updated Listinvesting.comUndo Wednesday 15 September 2010 8:45 pm Show Comments ▼ last_img read more

East African Breweries Limited ( 2011 Annual Report

first_imgEast African Breweries Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about East African Breweries Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (  2011 annual report.Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited brews and produces alcoholic beverages made from malt and barley and sells them to domestic markets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan. Products in its range include Tusker, Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Tusker Premium Cider, Pilsner Lager, Pilsner Ice Lager, White Cap Lager, White Cap Light, Windhoek Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Senator Lager, Guinness, Balozi Lager, Kibo Gold and Allsopps Lager. East African Breweries also produces a range of spirits including Smirnoff No 21 vodka, Smirnoff Ice, Cîroc, Richot brandy, V&A sherry, Uganda Waragi, Justerini and Brooks, Myers Original Dark rum, Snapp, Jebel Special, Chrome vodka, Orijin and Smirnoff Ice Electric Ginseng, Johnnie Walker whisky and other Kenyan cane brands. Non-alcoholic brands in its product range include Alvaro and Malta Guinness. The company is a subsidiary of Diageo Plc and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Rak Unity Petroleum Company Plc ( 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgRak Unity Petroleum Company Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Rak Unity Petroleum Company Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Rak Unity Petroleum Company Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Rak Unity Petroleum Company Plc (  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileRak Unity Petroleum Company Plc sells and distributes a range of petroleum products in Nigeria and has business interests in storing oil, gas and kerosene. The company’s Bulk division sells petroleum products in bulk which includes premium motor spirits, automotive gas oil, dual purpose kerosene and lubricants. The Retail division sells petroleum products through a network of retail outlets in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. The Dump division sells petroleum products through dumpsites at customers’ premises. Lubricants are marketed in partnership with an international lube manufacturer. Rak Unity Petroleum Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Don’t waste the stock market crash! I’d buy these 2 bargain FTSE 100 shares to retire early

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Peter Stephens | Wednesday, 10th June, 2020 | More on: BHP BP “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Peter Stephens owns shares of BP. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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The FTSE 100 may have rebounded over recent weeks following its market crash, but a number of its members appear to offer good value for money at the present time.Over the long run, they have the potential to deliver improving financial performances that could boost their share prices.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…With that in mind, here are two large-cap shares that appear to offer margins of safety. They could be worth buying today and holding over the coming years to improve your chances of retiring early.BPFTSE 100 oil and gas company BP (LSE: BP) reported extremely disappointing results in April for the first quarter of the year. Its underlying replacement cost profit declined from $2.4bn to just $0.8bn. As a result, it announced plans this week to reduce the size of its global workforce by around 10,000.Even though the oil price has recovered in recent weeks, the future for the industry is unclear due to a weak outlook for the global economy. As such, more difficulties could be ahead for industry incumbents.However, investors appear to have factored in many of the risks facing the business. BP’s share price has declined by 29% since the start of the year, which could suggest that it now offers a wide margin of safety.With the FTSE 100 company planning to become leaner and more efficient over the medium term, it could improve its competitive position during a challenging period for the sector. Since it has a relatively strong balance sheet and a diverse range of assets, it appears to have the capacity to overcome the difficulties faced by the wider sector in the short run. Therefore, now could be the right time to buy a slice of it as it begins to adapt to changed operating conditions.FTSE 100 miner BHPAnother FTSE 100 share that could offer long-term growth potential after the recent market crash is BHP (LSE: BHP). The diversified mining company recently reported that its production for the first nine months of the financial year was in line with the previous year. It expects this trend to continue in the latter part of the year so that production is at a similar level as last year.BHP’s low-cost operations could put it in a position of relative strength should commodity prices come under pressure. Its strong balance sheet may also mean that it can withstand a period of weak demand better than many of its peers. As such, it may emerge from the current crisis in a stronger competitive position relative to many of its rivals.With the FTSE 100 company’s share price down by 5% since the start of 2020, it appears to offer a margin of safety. It may not prove to be a stable stock in the short run, but it has the capacity to post encouraging gains in the long term. 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.last_img read more

Hispanic artist offers colorful reflections at General Convention

first_img General Convention, Curate Diocese of Nebraska Joan Reed says: Rector Bath, NC Holly Stauffer says: By ENS staffPosted Jul 7, 2012 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Press Release Hispanic artist offers colorful reflections at General Convention Associate Rector Columbus, GA July 8, 2012 at 7:18 pm Dear friends:Enedina is a gift to anyone who hears her voice and sees the light of her art. So grateful that she is a leader in the Episcopal Church and sharing her insights and illuminations at the General Convention.Look up her website at Meeting Enedina is a way to learn of [email protected] spirituality and San Antonio Folk art. So proud to call Enedina, “mi Amiga!”De su carnal from el WestSide Director of Music Morristown, NJ Father Richard Aguilar says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET July 8, 2012 at 10:16 am I would love a tshirt with the top image! Imelda Favila says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN Ethnic Ministries, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT July 8, 2012 at 8:01 am Very cool Enedina – Thanks for bringing the 77th to us in a new and colorful “plugged in” light. These are fun and led one into a different kind of presence with the conventions “goings on.” The art of today — which you speak to — has the ability to “touch” beyond touch – how spiritual is that? And powerful. Father Richard Aguilar says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Enedina Vasquez of San Antonio, Texas, is the Hispanic Ministries Team’s artist-in-residence at General Convention in Indianapolis.[Episcopal News Service — Indianapolis] General Convention is, for the most part, a world of words, but Enedina Vasquez is giving it a visual interpretation with colorful drawings reflecting her experiences at this year’s meeting in Indianapolis.Vasquez, a resident of San Antonio, in the Diocese of West Texas, is at the convention as artist-in-residence for the Hispanic Ministries team headed by Rev. Canon Anthony Guillen, missioner for Latino/Hispanic ministries for the Episcopal Church.Vasquez’s artworks and written reflections may be found here.She served in a similar capacity at the New Communities Conference held in San Diego, California, earlier this year.Enedina Vasquez has created a series of drawings illustrating the Anglican Communion’s “Five Marks of Mission,” which have been adopted as guiding principles by the Episcopal Church. The fourth mark is illustrated here.It was at that meeting that Vasquez began to draw on her iPad colorful reactions to the issues being discussed at that meeting, which focused on ethnic and emerging ministries in the Episcopal Church. For instance, when she participated in a Native American sage and water prayer blessing, she painted a sprig of sage with droplets of water streaming from it, set against the blue sky. When one of the speakers mentioned that the Episcopal Church should “change our context or at least consider it …” Vasquez drew the Episcopal shield in just a few strokes of red, white, and blue as if it were in motion, streaming in the wind.A retired schoolteacher, Vasquez owns a business that produces fused glass art pieces. Her artworks have been exhibited in major museums in the United States, Mexico, Japan and Germany. She is a also a published author, poet and playwright; her play, Te Traigo Estas Flores Y Marshmallow Peeps, was produced in the Shakespeare Theater Festival in New York by Joseph Papp.She is a graduate of Sewanee, University of the South’s Education for Ministry program, and a member of Daughters of the King.On Day 2 of General Convention, Vasquez illustrated the bemused reaction of an attendee trying to find her way around.“In today’s world of speedy technology, with young people who text rapidly on cell phones their news of the day, their cares, their fears, the Episcopal Church must go in that direction to catch their eyes so that they can receive the good news of Christ,” says Vasquez. “We must produce and send out news that is instantaneous, to the minute, colorful, whimsical, short and to the point. In 2012, creative ways are available to us through Facebook and Twitter (to mention a few) — and it is the artists that throughout history have reflected the true news of the day for all ages and times.” Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL July 8, 2012 at 1:38 am I would LOVE to see more of her work, perhaps through ECVA? The bright colors and simple designs express the metaphors for events at GC77. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books center_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Events Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 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 Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Albany, NY July 8, 2012 at 7:28 pm dear friends: Enedina is a voice from the WestSide of San Antonio and a dear friend of many persons throughout the world. She is a gift to everyone who knows her insights and illuminations. Grateful that she is a leader in the Episcopal Church and sharing her art at the General Convention. Pray that Christ brings all into fellowship through the words and work of Enedina, mi amiga del barrio. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Jobs & Calls Jean Olsen says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Job Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel February 10, 2013 at 12:29 am I saw a segment of the Texas County Reporter featuring Ms Vasquez. At once I was caught with her enthusiam for Hispanic culture and her unique way of creating art and expressions reflecting the very essence of our culture. Her home, from what I saw on the program, is a colorful reminder of what being Hispanic is all about. I would love to meet her in person and see her home. Ms Vasquez, you are truly “un orgullo Hispano”. Thank you. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Smithfield, NC August 10, 2013 at 7:22 pm Ms. Vasquez, I saw a segment on Texas Country Report today and was so taken with your kind demeanor and soft speaking. I got a wonderful feeling that you are a very special person and told my niece that is a lovely and gentle lady I would love to sit down and talk with – I bet she could share some very wonderful thoughts. 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 Martinsville, VA February 10, 2013 at 9:56 pm Ms. EnedinaI saw a segment of the Texas Country Report ……I love the way you speak and see things in life…. I enjoyed your art ….. I would love to meet you and talk with you…..Thank You….. I hope to hear from you.Mary Carmen….. Roz Dimon says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA General Convention 2012 Mary Carmen Ponce says: Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Tampa, FL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Comments (8) last_img read more

Foreclosure Moratoria and the Distressed Auction Market

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily Despite widespread foreclosure moratoria, completed foreclosure auctions are percolating, the Q4 Distressed Market Outlook from shows.While remaining below 78% below year-ago levels, there was a 24% uptick of completed foreclosure auctions to a six-month high in September.That said, the moratoria have played a part in creating a backlog of likely foreclosures that an analysis estimates will grow to more than 1.1 million by Q2 2021.At 92%, Colorado paced the list of states with an above-average share of year-ago foreclosure volume in September. Rounding on the top states on the list were Oklahoma, 86%; Kentucky, 56%, Arkansas, 54%; and Indiana, 49%.Conversely, among states with a below-average share of year-ago foreclosure volume were New York, Oregon and New Jersey, all at 0%, while Washington and Massachusetts came in at 5%.“Foreclosure supply is slowly returning to the market as servicers refine their vacant or abandoned procedures and as states gradually open up,” said Ali Haralson, chief business development officer at “These vacant or abandoned properties, which are exempt from the national foreclosure moratoria on government-backed mortgages, benefit neighborhoods when they are returned to occupancy.”Meantime, the demand for distressed properties—both at foreclosure auction and for online auctions of bank-owned (REO) properties, wasn’t taking a backseat.“Nearly all properties now being foreclosed are vacant or abandoned, which means those foreclosures represent a distressed, unoccupied home that can now be returned to the housing market and occupied by a buyer or renter,” said Jason Allnutt, CEO at “Furthermore, renovated foreclosures often provide an affordable housing option for retail buyers and renters.”Auction’s remote bid technology is adding to the changes at foreclosure auctions.“Buyers are showing up in force at the live foreclosure auctions, both in-person at the auction venues and now also virtually, thanks to the Remote Bid feature on the mobile app,” said Steve Price, senior vice president of trustee operations at “Where available, this feature allows buyers to participate in real-time at the auction from just about anywhere.”The July 2020 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, released by ATTOM Data Solutions, showed there were a total of 8,892 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled auctions or bank repossessions — in July 2020, down 4% from a month ago and 83% from a year ago.“Even as mortgage delinquency rates climb, foreclosure activity continues to be artificially low due to moratoria put in place by the Federal and State governments,” said Rick Sharga, EVP at RealtyTrac (an offspring of ATTOM). “It’s inevitable that there will be a significant increase in foreclosures once these moratoria have expired, although it’s unlikely that we’ll see default rates reach the levels we saw during the Great Recession.” Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share 1Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Related Articles Previous: ‘Slow Down in Exits’ Means Increased Overall Forbearance Activity Next: The Best of DS5: Inside the Industry – Part 1 Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Chuck Green November 24, 2020 2,114 Views Home / Daily Dose / Foreclosure Moratoria and the Distressed Auction Market Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Chuck Green has contributed to the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune and others covering various industries, including real estate, business and banking, technology, and sports. 2020-11-24 Christina Hughes Babb Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Foreclosure Moratoria and the Distressed Auction Marketlast_img read more

Donegal Creameries extends Donegal Team sponsorship deal

first_img Donegal Creameries extends Donegal Team sponsorship deal Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Facebook Previous articleMac Lochlainn says FF garda motion displays “breathtaking hyprocisy”Next articleSeptic tank compliance rate closer to 21% – Campbell News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Donegal Creameries has announced the renewal of its  Donegal GAA sponsorship.The deal will see the company, which is  part of Connacht Gold continue the sponsorship of the All-Ireland champions in a partnership that first began in 2010.The news comes at the same time it is confirmed that the Donegal Team, management and the County Board will be honoured with a Civic Reception in Lifford on Friday the 15th of February. O’Kane and McCarter take up coaching rules Donegal to get 50 tickets for Armagh but not for spectators center_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Twitter NewsSport By News Highland – January 29, 2013 Google+ Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th last_img read more

‘Pained To Observe That Dept. Of Legal Affairs Which Advises Ministries On Legal Matters Faulted In Recognizing The Basic Issues Pertaining To RTI Act’: CIC [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates’Pained To Observe That Dept. Of Legal Affairs Which Advises Ministries On Legal Matters Faulted In Recognizing The Basic Issues Pertaining To RTI Act’: CIC [Read Order] Akshita Saxena16 July 2020 6:07 AMShare This – xPained by the “callousness” of the Department of Legal Affairs in abiding by the provisions of the Right to Information Act, 2005, the Central Information Commission on Wednesday instructed the authority to convene periodic conferences/ seminars to sensitize and educate its officials and ensure that they discharge their duties, effectively. The order was passed by CIC Bimal Julka in…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?LoginPained by the “callousness” of the Department of Legal Affairs in abiding by the provisions of the Right to Information Act, 2005, the Central Information Commission on Wednesday instructed the authority to convene periodic conferences/ seminars to sensitize and educate its officials and ensure that they discharge their duties, effectively. The order was passed by CIC Bimal Julka in the second appeal preferred against the Department over its failure to disclose the information sought by the Appellant regarding the names of Advocates appointed by the D/o Legal Affairs for M/o Culture w.r.t. matters before the High Court of Delhi. Noting the issue of “multiple transfers” of the RTI application, the Commission was “pained to observe that the Department of Legal Affairs which was the department concerned with advising the Ministries on legal matters and formulation of Rules and Regulations and its interpretation for various Government bodies, faulted in recognizing the basic issues pertaining to the RTI Act, 2005 which was meant for dissemination of information to a common man.” As reflected from the order, CPIO to the Department of Legal Affiars, Shri Brindavan, without quoting any Section of the RTI Act, 2005, wrongly/ unnecessarily forwarded the RTI application in original to the M/o Culture. The concerned Culture Ministry’s CPIO then transferred the RTI application without quoting any Section of the Act to a number of CPIOs of the same Public Authority Thereafter, the 3rd CPIO of M/o Culture forwarded the RTI to 23 CPIOs of the same Public Authority who in turn forwarded the application to 12 CPIOs of different Public Authorities. Among those Public Authorities some of them transferred the stated RTI application to each other. Finally, when a reply was sent to the Appellant, incomplete information was provided. It was intimated that the information sought was not available with the Department and that they would be able to provide the information, provided the list of pending cases was provided by the M/o Culture. The Appellant had therefore contended that Shri Brindavan had acted like a “post office” and that transfer of RTI application resulted in spending public money on purposeless transfers. Finding merit in the arguments raised by the Appellant and aggrieved by “complete negligence and laxity” in the public authority, the Commission instructed the Secretary, D/o Legal Affairs, Ministry of Law and Justice to “depute an officer of an appropriate seniority to examine the matter and provide point wise information to the Appellant in accordance with the provisions of the RTI Act, 2005 within a period of 30 days from the date of receipt of this order depending upon the condition for containment of the Corona Virus Pandemic in the Country.” The Commission observed that the CPIO/ First Appellate Authority did not provide correct reply to the Appellant “without any appropriate justification” regarding the reasons why information relating to appointment of Advocates by the D/o Legal Affairs was not available with them. Rather, it noted, that during the course of hearing, the Authority attempted to “deflect the issues” raised in the RTI application/ Second Appeal by citing irrelevant reasons regarding list of pending cases with the M/o Culture. “This indicates blatant callousness/ casualness/ disregard to the provisions of the RTI Act, 2005 by providing an incorrect and misleading response to the Appellant,” the Commission said. It clarified that the provisions of the RTI Act, 2005 and various judgments on the subject matter clearly establish that it is the duty of the CPIO to provide “clear, cogent and precise response” to the information seekers. Section 7 (8) (i) of the RTI Act, 2005 also states that where a request for disclosure of information is rejected, the CPIO shall communicate the reasons for such rejection. “There is complete negligence and laxity in the public authority in dealing with the RTI applications. It is abundantly clear that such matters are being ignored and set aside without application of mind which reflects disrespect towards the RTI Act, 2005 itself,” the Commission remarked. Case Details: Case Title: Chandranshu Mehta v. CPIO & ALA Ministry of Law & Justice & Anr. Click Here To Download Order Read OrderSubscribe 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

Pedestrian dies in collision on main Donegal/Sligo road

first_img Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pedestrian dies in collision on main Donegal/Sligo road Google+ Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Previous articleFodder Crisis: Emergency supplies arriving from UKNext articleGAA Programme – 04/04/18 News Highland By News Highland – April 5, 2018 Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNews Gardaí in Sligo are investigating a fatal road traffic collision which occurred on the N15 main Sligo to Donegal Road.The crash happened in the townland of Lisalurg at approximately 11.05pm last night.A 53-year-old male pedestrian was struck by a car and was removed to Sligo University Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. The local coroner has been notified.The road remains closed and diversions are in place.Investigations are ongoing and Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Sligo Garda Station 071-915 7000, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.last_img read more

Do we need to legislate against stress?

first_imgDo we need to legislate against stress?On 1 May 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. The Health and Safety Executive recently concluded that one in fiveemployees is very or extremely stressed, while a study by the TUC` reveals thatstress is a major concern for workplace safety representatives. Are employersdoing enough under self-regulation to combat stress or is it time to legislate?Compiled by Sarah-Jane NorthDavid Cooper Director of HR and corporate development, East London and the CityMental Health NHS Trust Stress does exist and it exists in significant amounts in the NHS, at alllevels, indeed more so now among general and senior managers than ever before.I joined the NHS in 1987 and it did not seem so prevalent back then. Butgeneral management in the NHS is now much more like that found in the privatesector. And it is increasing in particular areas, usually where there are staffshortages or pushes to deal with specific issues. I feel there is more stress in mental health than in my previous field ofcommunity health. If a child doesn’t get speech therapy for 12 weeks it doesn’tmake headlines. But if a patient is discharged and murders then we will be heldaccountable for that. People working in mental health live in fear at timesbecause of the client group they work with. I have my own opinion about claims that there can be “good”stress. In my opinion, life without stress would be fantastic. I also believe that the vast majority of stress is created by other people.About 90 per cent of the things I get asked to deal with immediately are notthat urgent. That’s more about wielding power. The key issue to address is about working in a supported environment. We arenot doing enough locally, regionally or nationally in the NHS to deal withstress because we are not prepared to accept how much stress exists. For yearswe have accepted that our staff will be abused and harassed. It has even become a comic turn that a district nurse may go to a house andbe flashed at. It’s part of NHS folklore. What we need is zero tolerance. Dr Rob BrinerSenior lecturer in organisational psychology, Birkbeck College, LondonUniversityStress is not really a meaningful, medical, scientific concept. The casesthat have gone to court are about specific conditions such as depression ornervous breakdowns. These cases involve people who have found it hard to cope, have repeatedlytold their employer about their problem and the employer has handled thesituation incredibly badly. It is not the work itself that is the problem, buthow the employee’s concerns are not addressed. It is also my impression thatlawyers use the fear factor to make organisations feel they have to do thingsabout stress when in fact much of what they do will not prevent stress at all. The law is used to scare people and that is not the best basis from which toencourage employers to behave properly.Steve HarveyDirector of people, profit and loyalty, Microsoft UKYes, stress exists. It’s a bit like personal training at the gym; you haveto stress a muscle before it can grow. The important part of the deal is thatthe muscle then has to have recovery time. In the workplace, a degree of stresscan be a good thing as long as it is not 100 per cent of the time.Employers could always be doing more to put the stress into context, and aslong as there is recovery and fun time within the work environment, it shouldbe manageable. At Microsoft, we make sure that people take their holidays, weprovide external help for employees in the form of an Employee AssistanceProgramme, if people feel their life is getting out of hand. Stress is a very individual pressure, so I do not believe there should belaws in relation to it on employers.Terry GormanPersonnel director of Nottinghamshire County Council, president of localgovernment personnel group SocpoI agree that stress does exist in the workplace and indeed is now one of thetwo most common causes of absence, alongside musculosketal problems. It isdifficult to say whether it is increasing in real terms but what is clear isthat more managers are now prepared to accept that it does exist so itspresence is more open.In local government I believe it is being tackled with training and in-housecounselling teams. More could be done to ensure proper risk assessments areundertaken and that managers are alert to early signs of stress when involvedwith their staff.The drivers for change are the need to reduce absence in line withgovernment targets, the business benefits and the costs of getting it wrong.There is no need for legislation.Owen TudorSenior health and safety policy officer, TUCStress is the major health issue facing workers in Britain – union safetyreps say so, employer sickness absence surveys say so, and governmentstatistics prove it. People are working too hard and too long, without theresources they need. Although weak, the Working Time Regulations are having aminor but measurable impact on hours, but the pressure to work harder is beingkept up and people who can cope for a while are beginning to burn out. The work ethic is out of control, and we need a new approach to thework-life balance. Unions and employers have agreed on a programme of actionthrough the Health and Safety Commission. We have agreed that stress can be ahealth and safety problem, and that health and safety laws can be used tomanage stress. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img