Living With The Pride – Part 3 – Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia

first_imgSunday Jul 27, 2014 Living With The Pride – Part 3 – Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia Catch up with the unique rugby charity, Bhubesi Pride, as in this latest episode they continue their expedition through Africa, meeting some famous faces and experiencing some thrilling highs along the way. This is Living with the Pride, Part Three.For the last few years we’ve been the charity’s core online media partner, championing the outstanding work they do to promote rugby and inspire long-term developmental outcomes in communities across ten African countries.The fourth African mission starts in February, so the Pride is already assembling a team of world-class candidates. Take a look at the video and if you think you have what it takes – no matter where in the world you are from – you can apply now via their website.To date, starting in 2012, coaching volunteers from as many as fifteen countries have shared their rugby passion with over 3000 pupils per project, and empowered more than 150 local staff.Each year we’ve watched the team move from country to country over five hectic months, with rugby lovers flying in and out of Africa to support the programmes in thirty schools, joining the trip for anything from 1 to 5 months.Their work takes place at grassroots level, alongside rugby unions, national teams, former rugby legends like Pieter Muller and Ollie le Roux; and even linking up with the Springboks’ very own scrum coach, Pieter de Villiers, who joined the guys in Botswana in May.Looking ahead to 2015, it would be great if Rugbydump’s readers would have a strong representation on the trip. The goal is to field a globally representative coaching team that aims to put back into the game in the same way we’ve all gained from it.There’s also an amazing experience to be had, as can be seen in this stunning update video, in arguably the most beautiful continent on the planet.Apply to be part of the team for anything from one to five months, and volunteer in a host of African nations. Apply now: Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Bhubesi Pride Foundation Related Articles 108 WEEKS AGO Change lives through coaching Rugby in beautiful… 188 WEEKS AGO Meet Tom Chaloba, Zambian Rugby Inspiration… 204 WEEKS AGO Jacques Burger coaches with the Pride in… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Crest Apartments / Michael Maltzan Architecture

first_img Newson Brown Acoustics LLC Photographs Save this picture!© Iwan Baan+ 15Curated by Fernanda Castro Share “COPY” Construction Manager: Breen Engineering Crest Apartments / Michael Maltzan Architecture General Contractor: M/ P Engineer:Khalifeh & AssociatesFire & Life Safety:ExponentSpecifications:AWC WestSurvey:Adkan EngineersOsha Consultant:Lynn SafetyCa Sp Consultant:Yung KaoGreen Rater:Global GreenHers Rater:Alternative Energy SystemsClient:Skid Row Housing TrustOwner:Skid Row Housing TrustMechanical Engineer:Khalifeh & AssociatesPlumbing Engineer:Khalifeh & AssociatesCity:Los AngelesCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Iwan BaanRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)MetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapText description provided by the architects. The new Crest Apartments for the Skid Row Housing Trust transformed an existing open site in suburban Los Angeles into a 64-apartment complex for formerly homeless veterans. Located on a busy thoroughfare near two freeways, the project introduces a new density in the neighborhood with easy connections to public transportation and area resources. The client’s permanent supportive housing model includes individual efficiency apartments with on-site social services and community spaces. These combined programs effectively support the highly vulnerable residents in an effort to reduce chronic homelessness.Save this picture!© Iwan BaanSave this picture!Second Floor PlanSave this picture!© Iwan BaanThe building’s arching form stretches the length of the site, creating a sheltered courtyard with tiered terraces above that include open-air outdoor corridors and an expansive ground level landscape zone. The low points of the mass touch down at both the front and back of the site, ensuring a strong volumetric relationship to the smaller scale single-family residences behind the property and the larger commercial facades running along the boulevard.  Inviting and light-filled spaces throughout the building form a network of healthy community connections that support residents within the building and build social connections to the city beyond. The lobby and reception area is positioned in the front to welcome in both residents and visitors alike.  Additional shared spaces and community resources on the ground level include the residents’ lounge, community kitchen, laundry room, conference room, social service offices, health clinic, and an outdoor community garden.  Individual studio apartments on the four upper residential floors that hover over the ground plane incorporate natural light, cross ventilation, and views to both the circulation corridors and the city.Save this picture!© Iwan BaanThe architectural and landscape design forms a symbiotic relationship that enables the efficient use of natural materials.  Strict code and program requirements prompted the design team to think of the ground plane as a flexible zone that can accommodate required parking and fire lanes while also providing informal open spaces for residents.  By integrating landscape materials such as permeable pavers that can withstand various loads, the demarcation between hardscape, softscape, and functional requirements are blurred to create an interchangeable ground surface.  The pervious surface enables rainwater filtration into two bioswales below the parking area.  Drought resistant trees and plantings will be used extensively.Save this picture!© Iwan BaanThe project was certified LEED for Homes Platinum by the U.S. Green Building Council.  Windows in each unit provide ample natural light and air.  Units are equipped with Energy Star-rated refrigerators and range hoods, bio-based marmoleum composition floors, high efficiency bathroom fixtures, and tile made from recycled content.  Highly efficient ductless mechanical units for heating/cooling will be utilized.  Solar thermal panels on the roof will provide more than 50% of the heated water needs.  Paint, grout, mortar, and construction adhesives used throughout the building will be zero or minimal VOC products.Save this picture!© Iwan BaanProject gallerySee allShow lessIf Architecture is a Language, Then a Building is a StoryArchitecture BooksOpening Lines: Sketchbooks of Ten Modern ArchitectsExhibitionProject locationAddress:Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA, United StatesLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share John Labib & Associates Architects: Michael Maltzan Architecture Area Area of this architecture project SWA Group, Tina Chee Year:  2016 Apartments Photographs:  Iwan Baan Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyApartments•Los Angeles, United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers: Western Window Systems, Arcadia Inc., Falcon, LaHabra, Basix, Suniva Structural Engineer: ArchDaily Area:  45000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Benchmark Contractors ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeMichael Maltzan ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsLos AngelesUnited StatesPublished on June 28, 2018Cite: “Crest Apartments / Michael Maltzan Architecture” 28 Jun 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Crest Apartments / Michael Maltzan ArchitectureSave this projectSaveCrest Apartments / Michael Maltzan Architecture Electrical Engineer: Egan Simon Architecture United States Acoustical Consultant: “COPY” Projects Civil Engineer: Landscape Architect: OMB Electrical Engineerslast_img read more

Big Harvest Will Mean Tight Storage Space

first_img Big Harvest Will Mean Tight Storage SpaceWith combines rolling across the state and big yields being reported, the question arises: where are we going to put it all? Grain elevator operators have known for some time there was going to be a big crop this fall, and many have made preparations. Mike Silver, with Kokomo Grain, told HAT they have constructed a 2.1 million covered pile for storage in addition to their regular vertical and building storage at the Kokomo facility. In addition, he said, “At our Amboy facility, we are set to utilize all of our vertical storage as well as ground piles.”   He also anticipates having to put corn on the ground at the Edinburg facility. Waxy corn yields have also been good, and Silver is expecting tight storage space at the company’s specialty grain facility at Winamac. At the Romney elevator, Silver said they have made provisions to store excess grain in big long bags, sometimes referred to as worm bags. Making the situation even worse this year is the backup on the rail system. A lack of grain cars and locomotives to pull them means grain shippers are not going to be able to ship out grain by rail.  Silver said, due to the rain issue, they were unable to ship some old crop soybeans out to make room for new crop supplies, thus making the storage space problem even worse.  While the rail backup is worse in the western Corn Belt, Silver says the back up is causing issues in Indiana as well. He said the result will likely be a shortage of trucks, “Since we can’t use the rails, we will have to move grain by truck; and, with farmers having good yields, they will have a lot of grain they will need to move with trucks. I think the real issue could be a shortage of trucks.”Silver’s advice for growers is to plan now for where you are going to put your grain, “If you are not going to be able to store all your gain on the farm, you may want to contact your local elevator early to line up space for the extraMike Silver, Kokomo Graingrain.”  The large harvest will also mean some long lines to deliver the grain. Silver said larger operations like Kokomo Grain have the means to unload grain very quickly, but this might not be the case at all elevators. As of Friday, the Indiana State Department of Agriculture had not issued any advisories or temporary grain storage allowances through their division of Grain Warehouse and Licensing.Long drying time may also be an issue this harvest. Cool damp conditions in early September have limited field drying, and some farmers are reporting harvesting corn at 30% moisture. “We are hoping for a nice Indian summer that will allow us to dry some of the grain in the field,” said Silver. Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Big Harvest Will Mean Tight Storage Space By Gary Truitt – Sep 21, 2014 Facebook Twitter Big Harvest Will Mean Tight Storage Space SHARE SHARE Previous articleSunday OutlookNext articleThe Sky is falling…The Sky is falling…..Again Gary Truittlast_img read more

After three hit-men convicted of Esperat murder, prosecutors to target instigators

first_img News Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped The life sentences handed down today by a court in the central city of Cebu on three men found guilty of carrying out the March 2005 murder of Midland Review columnist Marlene Esperat was hailed by Reporters Without Borders as a significant first step.“This conviction was important, especially for Esperat’s family,” the press freedom organisation said. “But the trial of the hit-men alone is not enough, and we welcome the prosecution’s decision to relaunch proceedings against the suspected instigators, as it is the only way to put an end to the impunity prevailing in the Philippines in this kind of case.”The three men who today received life sentences are Gerry Cabagay, Randy Grecia and Estanislao Bismanos. On the justice minister’s recommendation, the department of prosecution said a formal investigation would be reopened on 10 October against two agriculture department officials suspected of masterminding Esperat’s murder – Osmeña Montañer, a finance officer, and Estrella Sabay, an accountant, of the Department of Agriculture.In the trial that ended today, the Esperat family lawyer said charges were withdrawn against a fourth defendant, Rowie Barua, in exchange for his giving evidence against the other three accused. Barua is a former intelligence agent who was Sabay’s bodyguard. He was suspected of hiring the three hit-men but there was not enough evidence against him.The case was originally handled by a court in the city of Tacurong, where Esperat lived and where she was murdered on 24 March 2005. But after the Tacurong court dismissed charges against Montañer and Sabay on 31 August 2005, her family and the Fund for the Freedom of Filipino Journalists (FFFJ) appealed to the supreme court on 23 November 2005 to have the case transferred to the Cebu court, which was considered more impartial. February 16, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts News PhilippinesAsia – Pacific PhilippinesAsia – Pacific June 1, 2021 Find out more Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days agocenter_img Organisation Follow the news on Philippines RSF_en News Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa May 3, 2021 Find out more News to go further October 6, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 After three hit-men convicted of Esperat murder, prosecutors to target instigatorslast_img read more

1.35 million euro allocated for two Donegal road projects

first_img 1.35 million euro allocated for two Donegal road projects 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Twitter Twitter Ten million euro is to be spent on national road schemes around the country.Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe announced the capture of the funding today with much of the money to be spent on pavement Donegal, 1 million euro will be spent of the N14 Lifford Bridge to R264 pavement strengthening with 350 thousand euro being spent on the N56 Letterkenny Kiltroy Junction Improvement. Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Facebookcenter_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By News Highland – August 27, 2015 Previous articleFinn Harps look to keep pace with top twoNext articleSinn Fein accused of using the A5 upgrade as a political football News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest News Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Our Very Own Indu Ma’am

first_imgColumnsOur Very Own Indu Ma’am Vidhi Thaker12 March 2021 5:49 AMShare This – xAs their Lordships enter the Courtroom, they are preceded by the softened bustle of Court staff and lawyers abruptly halting conversation, and rising in their seats – all as a mark of their reverence for the institution and Judges. The grandeur which surrounds the lives of Judges and what appears to be a life of privileges often overshadows the immense hard work put in by those sitting…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?LoginAs their Lordships enter the Courtroom, they are preceded by the softened bustle of Court staff and lawyers abruptly halting conversation, and rising in their seats – all as a mark of their reverence for the institution and Judges. The grandeur which surrounds the lives of Judges and what appears to be a life of privileges often overshadows the immense hard work put in by those sitting on the Bench. Justice Malhotra joined the legal profession at a time when women representation at the Bar was minimal. Her trajectory from an Advocate-on-record, to a Senior Advocate, to a Judge of the Supreme Court is inspirational. She is the first woman to be directly elevated from the Bar as a Judge of the Apex Court. With her hard work and laser-focused determination, she has left the door open for women to enter the “old men’s club”. I have had the privilege of working under Justice Malhotra as a Law Clerk-cum-Research Assistant since April 2019. For almost 2 years, I have witnessed Justice Malhotra dedicatedly discharge her duties as a Judge. In the pre-COVID era, an average Miscellaneous Day would glare us in the face with 50 to 60 matters. Notwithstanding the heavy file-pressure, Justice Malhotra would read each matter from cover-to-cover. She prepared detailed notes in every file, regardless of the stakes involved. To make up for the imbalance between the immense volume of work, and the limited hours in a day, Ma’am would regularly take briefings even beyond 10 p.m. and wake up the next morning at 5 a.m. to read files. There was no cutting corners, even when it came to writing judgments. Ma’am was cognizant of the fact that the Supreme Court was the final court for adjudication. In her view, it was imperative to grant relief to those entitled to it under law. Every judgment would go through multiple reiterations to ensure that the final draft of the judgment was clear, concise, and articulate. Ma’am’s aim was for the spirit of the law to triumph over fanciful arguments. Her ability to work towards perfection, while also being efficient is particularly admirable.Justice Malhotra steered through the daunting number of files and judgments, while working on the 4th Edition of her Commentary on the Law of Arbitration. Her treatise clearly reflects her pro-arbitration approach and desire for India to evolve into a hub for international commercial arbitration. For Ma’am, each Chapter in her Commentary was an opportunity to clarify the law on arbitration. She made a conscious effort to steer arbitration jurisprudence in the right direction. While carrying out research and edits for the 4th Edition of her commentary, I witnessed her deliberate on, and deep-dive into pertinent questions of law. Her in-depth understanding of arbitration made this experience equivalent to a masterclass in arbitration. I believe I speak on behalf of all of Justice Malhotra’s juniors, when I say that, to us, Ma’am is a superhuman, who sails through a gruelling 7 day work-week, without a break. Despite the long hours of work, juggling between judicial work and book-work, and other time-consuming demands of the office she held, Ma’am was a nurturing and caring senior. She would often find time to discuss our interests, and guide our career aspirations. When the volume of work would overwhelm us, Justice Malhotra would teach us how to plan ahead, navigate our to-do list, and comfort us with pastries. I fondly remember one early winter morning when I was working in office, I immediately received a call from Ma’am – “Good morning Vidhi! You’re the early bird today. What will you have for breakfast?” – Me, being only a few months into the office, hesitantly replied – “Nothing Ma’am, I’m good.” – Justice Malhotra in her usual affectionate manner said – “What nothing? Don’t lie! I’m sending coffee and breakfast”. Justice Malhotra’s guidance helped us evolve from law clerks to lawyers. During our briefing sessions, she would teach us how to simplify complicated facts, and put our points forward succinctly. On many occasions, Ma’am would guide us on how to address the Court. She taught us the importance of always being respectful and fair to the Bench, and taking an unfavourable order graciously. This is Justice Malhotra. A hard-working, dedicated, and conscientious judge, and above all, a kind-hearted human being. Working with Ma’am has been an honour. She has mentored us, inspired us, encouraged us, pampered us, and fed us. With our hearts full, we bid farewell to Justice Malhotra – our very own Indu Ma’am, and wish her good health and unending happiness, as she embarks on a new journey.Vidhi was a Law Clerk-cum Research Assistant Justice Indu MalhotraNext Storylast_img read more

Coronavirus live updates: Sheriff says officers won’t enforce coronavirus health orders

first_imgSamara Heisz/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 360,000 people worldwide.Over 5.9 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.The United States is the world’s worst-affected country, with over 1.7 million diagnosed cases and at least 101,617 deaths. Here’s how the news is developing Friday. All times Eastern:7:25 a.m.: RNC sends letter to North Carolina outlining safety protocols for conventionThe Republican National Committee sent a letter Thursday to North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper outlining some safety protocols to move forward with the Republican convention during the coronavirus pandemic — signaling the party’s preference to keep the convention in Charlotte after President Donald Trump threatened to pull it.The letter, signed by RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and Marcia Lee Kelly, the president and CEO of the Republican National Convention, comes as the national party and the Democratic governor found themselves in a stalemate, after Trump tweeted that he is considering moving the event outside of North Carolina.In response to the RNC’s letter, a spokesperson for Gov. Roy Cooper said the governor’s office will share a response to the letter on Friday, after review from state health officials.“We are still waiting for a plan from the RNC, but our office will work with state health officials to review the letter and share a response tomorrow,” Sadie Weiner, a spokesperson for Cooper, said in a statement to ABC News.The RNC did not intend for the letter to be the plan, with a convention spokesperson telling ABC News the safety measures included in the letter are “a few suggested elements under consideration.”Absent from the RNC’s letter were mentions of social distancing and wearing masks.5:33 a.m.: California sheriff says officers won’t enforce coronavirus public health ordersSonoma County Sheriff Mark Essick penned a letter to residents saying he is directing his department to not enforce the public health order, saying the blanket order is crushing the community.In this letter, Essick said the many residents and business owners have told him that the county’s health orders are far more strict than neighboring communities and California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s statewide orders. He also said that the county’s coronavirus cases continue to decline.“Over the last 10 weeks we have learned a lot and made significant progress. The curve has been flattened; hospitals were not overrun with patients; we have dramatically increased testing which verified the infection rate in Sonoma County is under control and decreasing. Yet we continue to see successive Public Health Orders that contain inconsistent restrictions on business and personal activities without explanation,” Essick wrote. “Based on what we have learned, now is the time to move to a risk-based system and move beyond blanket orders that are crushing our community.”He says he’s asked, and not heard from, public health officials about why the restrictive measures remain despite the community having favorable COVID-19 numbers. To continue to enforce these measures, he said, would be a disservice to the county’s residents.The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, he said, will stop enforcing local coronavirus regulations as of June 1.“As your elected Sheriff, I can no longer in good conscience continue to enforce Sonoma County Public Health Orders, without explanation, that criminalize otherwise lawful business and personal behavior,” Essick’s letter said.California has more than 103,000 diagnosed cases and at least 3,993 deaths. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reservedlast_img read more

A timely break

first_imgA timely breakOn 1 May 2001 in Personnel Today With the latest twist in the saga of the Working Time directive, willemployers really have to offer short-term holiday entitlement from dayone?  Stephen Levinson provides sometimely answersCharacters Frances: a solicitor. Bill: her client, an HR director. Scene Frances’ soulless office on a damp spring evening. Her thoughts areturning to the summer and the holiday brochures waiting for her at home whenthe phone rings… F: Hello… B: Hi Frances, Bill here, how are you? F: Nothing so wrong a good holiday would not cure… And you? B: Oh, like that is it? As it happens I want to talk to you aboutholidays so that should cheer you up. F: Going to offer me the director’s villa in Barbados, Bill? Abouttime…you are right, you will cheer me up. B: Is that a lawyer’s urban myth then… all director’s have aCaribbean bolt-hole? It is about something more prosaic… our market researchdivision. We take on a fair number of researchers and managers on short termcontracts and… F: (Butting in quickly) You are going to ask me about the Bectu*case… B: Frances, do you know how irritating that can be, even when you areright? Yes it is about Bectu. I have been asked to find out what can be done. Iunderstand that the European Court has decided that everyone is now entitled tofour weeks holiday from day one. That will put some of our project costs overbudget and we may have to think about recharging customers. Have I got itright? F: Not exactly Bill. The advocate general has proposed that the13-week qualifying period is incompatible with the Working Time directive andunlawful. His opinion will be taken into account by the ECJ but there is noformal decision yet… and the law in the private sector is still that there isno entitlement to holiday pay until thirteen weeks have been worked. B: So how long will that last… the ECJ usually follows the AdvocateGeneral’s opinion, doesn’t it? F: Yes… I think the statistics are that they do that in about 80per cent of cases. It is unclear when the court will give a decision but weshould have it by the summer. B: Just in time for the holiday season then. Do you think we will getthis one into the 20 per cent bracket? F: Not where my money is going, Bill. I think the odds are on the lawchanging. B: Why? F: The case is really part of a very long running saga going back tothe previous government. Do you recall John Major calling all of the WorkingTime legislation “complete nonsense” and the attempt to annul thedirective on the grounds that it had been introduced on a false premise andthat it was really not based on health and safety? B: I can remember that well… the UK lost its case and theregulation was eventually introduced by Labour in 1998. But all that is oldhistory, why is it relevant? F: I think the court takes an integration approach to issues likethis. It will not be keen on the UK having rules for workers that are markedlymore relaxed than the other member states because that upsets the level playingfield that is supposed to exist in a common market. B: You mean we will not be allowed to have a more favourable regimefor employers than other member states? F: Yes, it is only a part of the reasoning but I think that it isinfluential, Bill. B: But Frances, how come a Labour government brought in the 13-weekqualifying rule in the first place? F: The directive says that the measures to be taken by member statesshould be in accordance with conditions laid down by the member states. Boththe last government and the present one seem to have been advised that thisentitled them to provide for a qualifying period. They both wanted to allow forthe “burden on business”. The Conservatives proposed 49 weeks andLabour went for 13 weeks. B: So they both got it wrong. What were the reasons for the advocategeneral’s decision? F: The first point in the argument was that the entitlement to paidholiday was a fundamental social right. B: Who would argue with that? F: Our beloved government for starters. Anyway the advocate generalpointed out that an entitlement to paid holiday is provided for in the EuropeanCharter of Fundamental Rights. B: I thought that was not legally binding? F: Right again, Bill. If you remember, Keith Vaz said it would haveas much importance as something written in The Beano. But it looks now as if hewas quite wrong. B: How so? F: Because the advocate general reasoned that if something is afundamental social right and recognised as such by the Community it cannot becorrect for a member state to have rules that effectively mean that certainworkers are deprived entirely of the right to a paid holiday. Either it isfundamental or it is not. In Bectu most of the members work on contracts thatlast less than 13 weeks and are never entitled to paid annual leave. B: I see, anything else? F: He also pointed out that the effect of the rule was to introduce adistinction between the employment relationships of employees on a fixed termcontract and those working under contracts of unspecified duration. B: Didn’t like that? F: He called it “surreptitious” Bill. He argued that such adistinction was not mentioned in the Directive; cannot be inferred and isparticularly inappropriate when dealing with a fundamental right. B: Who is this man? What did he say the right to make conditions didmean? I cannot say I blame the Government about getting that wrong, the wordsmust mean something. F: Generous of you, Bill. Tizzano is the name and he gave a littlelist or rather approved the list that was suggested by the Commission. B: Good name for what he has done. Go on then, amaze me with yourlist. F: You can provide rules to allow employers to plan holiday periods;to require advance notice; to have a way to calculate a pro rata entitlement ifyou have worked for less than a year, and to set out a minimum period ofemployment before leave can be taken. B: Come again on that last one, did I hear you correctly? F: A requirement of a minimum period of employment before leave canbe taken. B: Oh, I see. You accrue the right from day one but cannot takeholiday until you have worked, say, three months. F: I think that is right. B: What will the overall effect of all of this be, Frances? F: Probably one for you rather than me Bill, but it is bound to havea big impact on agency workers, in a £20bn market. All employers will have toeither absorb the extra costs or pass them on to the customer. Saving expensessuch as holiday costs was one of the things that made using agency workersattractive. B: There are plenty of other advantages, Frances and I suppose itwill be the same for everyone. F: As long as the work cannot be exported outside the EC. But, Billhave I answered your questions? B: Could we get round all this by making all of our researchersself-employed? F: No chance, Bill. The regulations apply to all “workers”,so that is not a runner. B: Looks like I will be stuck with it then. Can I be sued for notpaying it now? F: No, as I said the law has not changed yet. The effect of the ECJ’sdecision will be that the UK will have failed to implement the directive in sofar as it relates to annual holidays. A government employee can sue based onthe directive. B: But our employees will not be able to sue us because we are not anemanation of the State? F: Spot on. But don’t think it will take long for the Government toact. B: Why not? F: Because, in theory, anyone who suffers a loss attributable to theGovernment’s failure to implement the directive can sue the Government andrecover damages for that loss and there must be hundreds of thousands ofworkers who will be in that position. B: That could keep the small claims courts busy. F: Yes it would. So your position is that a liability to giveholidays to workers with less than 13 weeks service will begin when the newregulations are made and not before. B: Thanks Frances, I’d better get back to some contingency planningand you can hit the brochures! F: Bye Bill. Stephen Levinson is a partner with KLegal, the law firm associated withKPMG * Case C-173/99, Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematographic and TheatreUnion v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (8 February 2001) Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article This week’s news in briefEffects of terrorism The findings of a new CBI/Mori poll of 250 top executives shows just howdeep the wounds of 11 September are proving to be for British business. Morethan 60 per cent admit that the attacks have damaged business prospects, with athird of companies expecting a serious impact on demand. HSE guide cuts stress The Health and Safety Executive has launched new guidelines to help smallfirms prevent work-related stress. The leaflet, Work-Related Stress: A ShortGuide, uses a question and answer format to provide practical advice on issuesrelating to stress at work. It covers a range of topics including anexplanation of what stress is and what causes it as well as employers’ legalduties over stress. fall Manufacturing output in the UK last month fell by the largest amount fornearly a decade. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show thatoutput reduced by 1.6 per cent in September, the biggest monthly fall since May1992. There were significant reductions in electrical and optical equipment,paper, printing, publishing, computers and the mobile phone industry. tackle bias The Department for Work and Pensions is urging recruitment consultancies toenter the Age Positive Recruitment Awards of Excellence 2001. The awards, whichtake place later this year, are part of a wider campaign to challengeemployers’ prejudices towards age. For more details call 08457 330360 or [email protected]’ pay resolved A dispute between CHC Scotia and the British Airline Pilots’ Association(Balpa) over the difference in pay between helicopter pilots andbetter-rewarded commercial airline pilots is set to be resolved. The partieshave agreed terms on a revised deal that has been sent to Balpa membersemployed by Scotia with a recommendation that they vote for acceptance. …in briefOn 13 Nov 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Dixie State Football Prepares For RMAC Media Day Wednesday

first_img Brad James Written by Tags: Alex Lilliard/Denver Broncos/Dixie State Football/Paul Peterson/RMAC Football/Sei-J Lauago/UCHealth Training Center/VA Center FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDENVER-Wednesday, Dixie State football, in its last season as a Division II program, will participate at Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Media Day at the Denver Broncos’ UCHealth Training Center in Denver.This event will feature all 11 head coaches of RMAC football programs, including Trailblazers head coach Paul Peterson.Peterson will be joined by Dixie State senior tailback Sei-J Lauago and senior linebacker Alex Lillard.The Trailblazers’ representatives will address the media at 10:25 am.Tuesday evening, representatives from all RMAC schools will gather for a community engagement event at the VA Center in Denver. July 22, 2019 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Football Prepares For RMAC Media Day Wednesdaylast_img read more