FIRMS WELCOME TRIBUNAL REFORM

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search Ads Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Wednesday 26 January 2011 9:29 pm FIRMS WELCOME TRIBUNAL REFORM THE GOVERNMENT will today unveil sweeping reforms to employment tribunals, in a bid to clamp down on spurious claims and rebalance the system in favour of businesses.Vince Cable, the business secretary, is expected to announce that firms will be able to sack workers during the first two years of employment without being taken to a tribunal for unfair dismissal.Currently, employees are able to bring an unfair dismissal claim after just one year in the job.The government will also launch a consultation on charging employees fees for tribunal cases, in a bid to deter them from making claims that are unlikely to succeed.Currently, workers can take their employer to tribunal without incurring any costs, meaning they have nothing to lose by bringing an unfair dismissal claim – even if their case is unsuccessful. And all claims will be lodged with conciliation service Acas, which could help prevent a large number of claims from actually reaching tribunal and reduce costs for businesses.A raft of smaller changes will also be introduced, in a bid to simplify the process and make it less costly for firms.Employers and witnesses will be able to submit written evidence to tribunals rather than attending in person, meaning fewer business hours are lost, while claims will be heard by a single judge instead of two.Prime Minister David Cameron is hoping the reforms will encourage private sector firms to employ thousands more staff, helping to soften the blow of public sector job cuts.A Whitehall source said: “We want to give businesses, especially smaller businesses that are critical to the recovery, the conditions and confidence to grow by reducing regulation and ensuring a balance of rights between the employer and the employee.”Employers have long said the tribunal system is skewed in favour of workers. Claims rose to 236,000 last year – a record figure and a rise of 56 per cent on 2009 – and firms have to spend £4,000 on average to defend themselves. Most firms decide to settle cases, even if they believe the claim has little or no merit, because the cost of fighting – or losing the claim – is much greater. Cameron is hoping the reforms will counter suggestions the government is thwarting economic growth by pursuing policies that are costly for firms, such as the abolition of the default retirement age and new paternity rights. The government will unveil the plans alongside a new “employers’ charter”, which will outline the rights of firms over their workers. whatsapp whatsapp Share KCS-content last_img read more

Betsson execs to join Global Gaming team

first_imgStrategy Global Gaming has brought in a trio of new senior executives, including two recruits from Betsson, to accelerate its expansion plans.Vladimir Camilleri and Christine Cassar join the gaming services provider from Betsson, with former Gaming Innovation Group (GIG) executive Ryan Sultana joining as head of projects.The hires come just weeks after Stefan Olsson left his role as chief executive, with Joacim Möller taking on the role on an interim basis.Camilleri, previously big data manager at Betsson, becomes head of data, and will be responsible for fast real time data, machine learning and advanced analytics.Casser joins as senior product owner and will focus on the company’s innovation path as it deals with increasing competition in the Nordics, in particular ahead of Swedish regulatory changes.Sultana, the former head of project management office at GIG, will be responsible for overseeing Global Gaming’s growing project portfolio.Global Gaming chief operating officer Mark Wadsworth said: “We’re growing, there can be no doubt about it.“We’re very aware that, in order to build the competitive product offering we have in the pipeline, it is imperative that we carefully select only the very best candidates.”Related article: Olsson steps down as CEO at Global Gaming Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Strategy Tags: Online Gambling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Betsson execs to join Global Gaming team Global Gaming has brought in a trio of new senior executives, including two recruits from Betsson, to accelerate its expansion plans Email Address 12th June 2018 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

Tyrrells Premier 15s final preview Harlequins v Saracens

first_imgTyrrells Premier 15s final: Harlequins v SaracensSunday 29 April, 3pm, Ealing Trailfinders RFC, Live on Sky SportsFollow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Tyrrells Premier 15s final preview Harlequins v SaracensThe inaugural Tyrrells Premier 15s final takes place at Ealing Trailfinders’ ground in West London on Sunday afternoon and will see the defending champions go head-to-head with one of the dominant forces of women’s rugby in England – Harlequins v Saracens.It’s set to be a tight match with England internationals sprinkled throughout both sides and honours even during the regular season. A Marlie Packer hat-trick helped Saracens beat Harlequins 28-19 at the Stoop in December while in the last league game, Quins pipped Sarries 32-29 at Allianz Park.Saracens still topped the table, leading Quins by three points, but their statistics are remarkably similar. They both won 15 of their 18 games, Saracens secured 15 try bonus points to Quins’ 14 and scored 125 tries to Quins’ 122. Their top try-scorers are also back-rowers: Packer, with 20, for Saracens and Shaunagh Brown (17) for Quins.Big threat: Marlie Packer on the attack for England (Getty Images)Still, Saracens did have a more comfortable route to the final. In their two-legged semi-final, they thumped Gloucester-Hartpury 62-0 in the away game and won 45-26 at home for a 107-26 aggregate win.Quins came through two tight encounters with Wasps, winning the first leg 25-19 before pulling clear in the second at the Stoop to triumph 22-7 thanks to the dominance of their pack.Related: Danielle Waterman’s amazing cover tackleWe will find out on Sunday whether being ‘battle-hardened’ benefits the defending champions, but Quins loosehead Vickii Cornborough, Player of the Match in that second leg against Wasps, is looking to help her team exert authority up front.Spoils of victory: Vickii Cornborough was Player of the Match against Wasps (Getty Images)“We want to get that go-forward, then our backs are dangerous out wide and through the middle,” says the England prop. “In the last game of the league against Saracens, everybody said we were underdogs, but to win shows what a dominant force we are when we put our minds to it.“We’re by no means the finished article and the main thing to work on is consistency. We just need to put out an 80-minute performance.”Scrum-half Leanne Riley describes the Quins pack as “ruthless” when they’re in top form and they will need to be to counter the Saracens forwards in general and the back row in particular in the final. Packer has formed a dangerous triumvirate with the Cleall twins, Bryony and Poppy, who have both scored 17 tries this season. At the helm: Harlequins skipper Rachael Burford and Saracens captain Charlotte Clapp (Getty Images) center_img We look ahead to the first Tyrrells Premier 15s final, with Harlequins and Saracens bidding to lift the trophy in Ealing Fine nine: Leanne Riley feeds the England back-line (Getty Images)“We need to take their back row out of the game in attack and defence,” says Riley. “When we played them last time we brought a lot of speed and we need to shut them down early and put pressure on at the breakdown.”Saracens captain Charlotte Clapp is primed for the physicality, saying: “It’s a huge day for women’s rugby. Both teams like to play out wide and run it around but I’m also expecting a real physical battle.”Regardless of who lifts the trophy on Sunday afternoon, all the players speak in positive terms about how the Premier 15s is raising the standard of women’s rugby in England.The RFU are investing £2.4m in the tournament over three years, with the focus on coaching, strength and conditioning, and medical support, and Cornborough believes it is delivering benefits not only in terms of English player development but attracting players to the league from overseas.Power surge: Poppy Cleall makes yards for Saracens (Getty Images)“We’re seeing the whole level of women’s rugby grow and grow and grow,” she says. “We’ve already seen this season amazing players coming through and coming into the England squad; young players are feeding into elite level rugby.“It’s a top competition and other countries have players who want to come to live in the UK and play in the domestic league. Quins have two players from Sweden and Aldora Itunu has come from New Zealand, fresh from the World Cup. They give a different perspective and all the players are bringing something.”There are still tickets available for the final. It’s £10 for adults while U16s can watch for free – visit englandrugby.com/tickets or tickets will also be available on the day – and if you can’t make it to Ealing, it will be televised live on Sky Sports.Plus, there are two Girls’ National Cup finals before the main event: Leek v Kingsbridge in the U15s tournament at 11am and Newark v Pulborough in the U18s at 12.45pm.last_img read more

Sullivan having “coffee and conversation” this month at the UCF Apopka…

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear TAGSCoffee and ConversationJennifer SullivanUCF Incubator/Apopka Previous articleOrange County Government receives recognition for its charityNext articleEmily came and went, but severe weather may return today Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR It was a contentious legistative session in Tallahassee this year with many bills being passed that will affect the lives of Apopkans. And later this month, State Representative Jennifer Sullivan will answer questions about those laws in person. Sullivan is holding a Coffee and Conversations event at the UCF Business Incubator on Thursday, August 24th from 8:00am to 9:00am. The event is co-sponsored by the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce. Coffee and Conversations is an opportunity to hear about the 2017 Legislative Session and discuss state-related issues. The event is open to the public. For more information, please contact the office of Representative Jennifer Sullivan at 352-742-6275.Jennifer SullivanSullivan or her staff hold monthly office hours in Apopka,  can also assist you with any state matters at their Eustis office, which is located at 2755 South Bay Street, Unit D, Eustis, FL 32726, Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm, or email [email protected] you live north of 441 you are most likely in District 31 and Jennifer Sullivan is your State Representative in Tallahassee.Sullivan is in her second term in the Florida Legislature after decisive wins in 2014, and 2016. She is the Majority Deputy Whip.Back in November of 2016, Sullivan won a convincing victory and a second term in the State House District 31 race by defeating challenger and non-party-affiliate Robert Rightmyer. Sullivan received 70% of the votes in the election.To RSVP for the event, call the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce at 407-886-1441. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca 49 / Appleton & Domingos

first_imgArchitects: Appleton & Domingos Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Portugal Photographs Projects “COPY” CopyHousing, Refurbishment•Lisboa, Portugal Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca 49 / Appleton & DomingosSave this projectSaveRua Rodrigo da Fonseca 49 / Appleton & Domingos Housing Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG + SG+ 31 Sharecenter_img Year:  CopyAbout this officeAppleton & DomingosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingRefurbishmentLisboaPortugalPublished on April 13, 2017Cite: “Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca 49 / Appleton & Domingos” 13 Apr 2017. 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 2016 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/869040/rua-rodrigo-da-fonseca-49-appleton-and-domingos Clipboard Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SGStructure:A2P Consult, Estudos e Projectos LdaSpecial Installation:TermifrioFire Safety:ETULandscape Design:Nélia Martins, João JunqueiraConstructor:Construtora UDRASupervision:OutdoorClient:Fundo de Investimento Imobiliário Fechado ImoimperialAuthors:João Appleton, Isabel DomingosCity:LisboaCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG + SGText description provided by the architects. In March 2014, when its rehabilitation works were almost finished, this building burned down. It was a fine bourgeois apartment building from the beginning of the 20th century, with some large flats over 330sqm and 4m high ceilings.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG + SGThe original interior was a wooden structure with the typical interior decoration program of that period in Lisbon: pine wood floors, painted stucco walls, molded stucco ceilings, tiled walls in the stairs and high quality wood and art nouveau stained glass windows.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG + SGThe fire destroyed almost everything but the façades and the ground floor, which was already reinforced with a thick concrete slab preventing eventual fire to pass from the parking to the other floors. The stone pavement of the main entrance, where a double symmetrical stair existed, also survived the fire. The steel structure of the terraces (not yet assembled on site) and the old wooden doors and shutters were preserved as they were stored outside the building.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG + SGBecause structural reinforcement on the ground floor was already done under the position of the ancient walls, it turned out to be a “footprint” which had to be used in the upper new partition walls.  In that way, the new plan incorporates the old plan.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG + SGAs in the original building, the project laid out an apartment per floor, using the groundfloor for car parking. The floor plans are similar, except for the upper floor which is the occupation of the attic and therefore has different exterior windows and gets a more “lofty” feel to it. The 1st and 2nd floors each enjoy a private garden on the rear façade while the others enjoy a terrace.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG + SGThe new project had to be very pragmatic, using the most common and inexpensive materials available in the market, and reusing everything possible. It was also decided that all surviving elements should be maintained because of their cultural value but also because of their inherent value.Save this picture!SectionThe old doors preserved from the fire were reused as cladding for the entrance walls of the building and the old stone pavement was maintained as memorial of the pre-existing interior.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG + SGConcrete structure, the most affordable structural system availabre, was the solution chosen and it was decided that it should be assumed on the main entrance, stairs, apartments’ social areas and rear façade terraces.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG + SGThe stairs were designed with a peripheral hammered concrete wall which contrasts with the soft, comfortable texture of the wooden steps and guard.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG + SGInside the apartments the living and dining rooms have their ceilings in cast concrete with a diagonal wooden clapboards texture mirroring the floor design.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG + SGIn a simpler design, clapboards are also imprinted in terrace and entrance hall ceilings.The walls at the center core of the apartments, are surfaced with wood panels colored with white velaturas that preserve its texture. Full height sliding doors articulate the working, living, cooking and dining rooms.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG + SGFor the large terraces, diamond shaped cement tiles were designed reinventing the old floors of the building. On bathrooms and kitchens, the Lisbon current “beige” stone “Lioz” was used.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG + SGThe huge art nouveau windows on the main façade were redesigned with a very slender steel frame.The main goal of the project was to preserve the bourgeois and luxurious character of the former apartment building while updating it in a contemporary way through the sensible and sober use of scale, design and materiality.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG + SGProject gallerySee allShow lessNorman Foster Foundation’s Madrid Headquarters to Inaugurate with Global Forum in JuneArchitecture NewsBolshevik Factory-Museum of Russian Impressionism / John McAslan + PartnersSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:R. Rodrigo da Fonseca 49, 1250-096 Lisboa, PortugalLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca 49 / Appleton & Domingos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/869040/rua-rodrigo-da-fonseca-49-appleton-and-domingos Clipboard ArchDailylast_img read more

Brooklyn, N.Y.: Ground zero for gentrification

first_imgBrooklyn is definitely ground zero for gentrification in New York City. Specific to Brooklyn is that rents have gone up by outrageous degrees in neighborhoods where the average median income is under $35,000 a year. Over 25 percent of the people of this city make under $25,000 a year.Imani Henry assulted at Mayor’s hearing.People in migrant communities of color neighborhoods, where households have banded together in order to have multiple breadwinners just to pay rent, are being priced and pushed out. The New York Times reported a 400 percent increase in foreclosures in Brooklyn in 2015.The conditions are such that they devastate the racial, cultural, linguistic and economic diversity of the city.Landlords, police harass tenantsWe see increased tenant harassment in Brooklyn — everything from landlords turning off and denying access to gas for three to 18 months, to hoarding people’s rent checks and money orders and then taking people to court for nonpayment, to using people’s immigration, racial or gender status against them under the threat of eviction.We’re currently fighting a landlord who refuses to make repairs for long-term tenants in order to force them out — and then overcharges new tenants. What we have observed is if you just moved to Brooklyn in the last five years and you’re in a rent-stabilized apartment, chances are you’re being overcharged by $300 to $400.Tenant harassment is coupled with police harassment. We’ve been able to prove that since 2012, rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods have had high rates of “stop and frisk” profiling. “Broken window” policing has meant summonses for everything from riding bikes on the sidewalk to walking between subway cars, spitting on a subway platform and being in a park after dusk.We do so much work trying to stop the level of tickets and summonses written to drivers of color for “driving while Black or Brown.” Traffic checkpoints are a regular occurrence and ticketing drivers is part of a monthly quota system for the New York Police Department to make income.We and other groups are also documenting that this is specifically racially motivated and that there is a completely different set of rules and systems, particularly for white people moving into neighborhoods in Brooklyn. We have heard that police presence decreases in neighborhoods once more white people have moved in. We’ve also begun taking video — and we encourage others to do so, too — documenting new, white residents drinking alcohol or smoking cigarettes on the subway without getting any tickets.There is clearly a double standard for people of color and migrants moving in or trying to live or stay in Brooklyn. Landlords refuse to rent or sell to people of color, and at the same time, the police are doing everything in their power to push people out of Brooklyn. We’re back to Jim Crow segregation in New York City.On March 23, the mayor’s housing plan was approved by the City Council. This plan leaves out a large percentage of the people of New York. Some 25 percent of the people here make $25,000 and under a year. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan is pro-gentrification. It relies solely on developers building largely luxury housing and allowing for a few units to go to people of mostly middle income.The mayor’s plan is geared towards people who can afford market-rate apartments and allows them to become the majority in a building. That is ridiculous. The vast majority of the people who live in New York City are low to middle income. We should have the majority of the housing. We want to see affordable permanent housing.We are in a housing crisis. Eighty percent of the people of this city spend most of their money and resources on paying rent. It is time to have rent regulation and rent stabilization universally in New York. The vast majority of people live in unregulated housing, and we should turn that around. We don’t need new condos and luxury developments. What we need is real affordable housing for everyone.We’re seeing people new to New York City who don’t know their rights and don’t know they’re in a rent-stabilized apartment. They’ve been told lies like, “You’re getting preferential rent,” so they think they’re getting a deal. But the landlord is ready to jack up the rent on them at any time to market price. Part of rent stabilization is having the right to a lease renewal, succession rights to have family members on the lease, and repairs that are covered by the landlord. When you’re an unregulated tenant, you’re at the mercy of your landlord.This is why elders, especially women of color who have had their apartments for over 30 years, are being unjustly taken to landlord-tenant court. We have cases where families who are dealing with elders in hospice care are suddenly being dragged into housing court so that the landlord can throw their entire family out when the loved one on the lease dies.Developers and the de Blasio administrationAt the end of the day, the de Blasio administration is beholden to the developers. Capitalism is about profit. Progressive journalist Aaron Cantu has written about the developers behind de Blasio’s pro-gentrification housing plan.Our community boards must be elected and have veto power because the borough president, who is in many cases tied to real estate money, appoints a community board that then is beholden to him and not to the community. The developers then come to our neighborhoods and get licenses to build. The mayor has made it easier for them to rezone our neighborhoods.Equality for Flatbush is partnered with large, affordable-housing tenant groups and small grassroots groups. More protests are being planned. We will be launching a campaign demanding elected community boards. Groups are bringing lawsuits against community boards and the city administration for their role in tenant harassment and discrimination.We must turn the tide around and make sure that tenants, homeowners, small businesses, people of color, migrants, LGBTQ people, elders, people living with AIDS, people with disabilities and victims of domestic abuse — all can stay in their homes.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Pork Board Urging Producer Measures to Curb Spread of PEDv

first_img Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Oct 7, 2014 Pork Board Urging Producer Measures to Curb Spread of PEDv SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Pork Board Urging Producer Measures to Curb Spread of PEDv SHARE PEDV updateAt least two more states are seeing cases of the deadly Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus and the National Pork Board is urging strict biosecurity measures to limit the virus’s spread. Virginia and Utah make it 32 states that now have cases of PEDv, and the total even before those states was more than eight million head infected. National Pork Board’s director of swine health, Dr. Lisa Becton, says the changing season could bring even more cases.“We have not experienced any significant cold temperatures, however they are coming and we know with the onset of winter that we may see our incidence increase with this virus.”Becton says for now the National Pork Board is stressing biosecurity measures, “such as manure handling. As we get into the fall season and prior to a good, hard frost, producers are getting a lot of their pits pumped out and getting that manure and the fertilizer back out onto the grounds, and so as people are moving around farms and between farms, we just want to highlight a lot of the information that’s available at pork.org that cover what are some of the procedures and protocols that producers can follow to do these things in a bio secure manner.”Becton says a Canadian study shows producers are tightening up biosecurity.“A significant amount of people have changed their procedures. Not all of them have changed uniformly, but a lot of things like making sure equipment is clean going between farms, trying to schedule their work from a clean site so that they’re not transferring any materials.”The National Pork Board is meeting with two firms that were recently granted commercial conditional license to market new PEDv vaccines. The Pork Board is working to develop a producer diagnostic test to gauge herd immunity while research continues to complete the approval process.Source: NAFB News Previous articleMeat Exports Lower in August Despite Strong ValuesNext articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubank Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

State acquires 20% share in only critical TV station, other threats to free expression

first_img Follow the news on Venezuela News December 8, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 State acquires 20% share in only critical TV station, other threats to free expression Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela VenezuelaAmericas VenezuelaAmericas News Help by sharing this information Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Organisation New wave of censorship targeting critical media outletscenter_img The Venezuelan government announced yesterday that it has acquired a 20 per cent stake in Globovisión, the only over-the-air TV channel that is still very critical of President Hugo Chávez after RCTV was stripped of its licence in 2007. RCTV was subsequently suspended from broadcasting by cable as well, and its latest attempt to return to cable broadcasting was blocked on 25 November.The state took over the Globovisión stake that was held by Sindicato Ávila, a company that has just been liquidated by the banking supervisory authority. The company was owned by Nelson Mezerhane, an entrepreneur accused of embezzlement whose extradition from the United States, like that of Globovisión owner Guillermo Zuloaga, is now being sought by Venezuela.The government has long had Globovisión in its sights because of its attitude during the April 2002 coup attempt against Chávez. Although never prosecuted in connection with the coup, it has repeatedly been threatened with suspension or closure and Chávez has regularly taken to accusing the station of wanting to killing him. If the government were to end up with a controlling share of Globovisión, it would completely dominate over-the-air TV broadcasting in Venezuela. But Globovisión has said the government’s current stake falls far short of the 65 per cent required to impose a new management. The state’s acquisition of a partial stake in Globovisión has coincided with a new series of controversial measures that threaten freedom of expression. They include a proposed new international cooperation law, currently being debated by the Nation Assembly. Some of its provisions threaten the independence of local NGOs.Another subject of concern is the proposed extension of the 2004 Radio and TV Social Responsibility Law (Ley Resorte) to cover the Internet. It is under this law that the government, or rather the president, forces all over-the-air TV stations to form a single network (“cadena”) to provide life coverage whenever he delivers one of his marathon speeches. The same law can be used to suspend a news media on such vague grounds as disseminating a report “liable to cause panic and public disorder.”The National Telecommunications Commission (CONATEL) has drafted an addition – about Electronic Media Services – to the Ley Resorte that would make the state responsible for ensuring that online content “is appropriate, especially for children and adolescents.” The wording has prompted concern that protecting children will not be its sole aim. It has also been suggested that amendments could be made to the existing Ley Resorte including a “catalogue of messages that could not be sent at any time.” But what kind of messages? What criteria would be used? That is the issue.It would be desirable if a broad consensus on communication policy could be reached in a parliamentary debate involving the opposition, which will represented in the National Assembly again from 5 January – the date that the legislature elected last September will begin to sit. It is highly questionable that the government is trying to rush through such major pieces of legislation in the last few days before Christmas, when the entire National Assembly is still pro-government.The only grounds for satisfaction have been an appeal court decision on 30 November overturning newspaper columnist Francisco “Pancho” Pérez’s libel conviction. Pérez, who writes for El Carabobeño, a daily based in Valencia, the capital of Carabobo states, was fined and, outrageously, banned from working for three years and nine months in June over a March 2009 column accusing Valencia mayor Edgardo Parra of nepotism. News Receive email alerts to go further RSF_en August 25, 2020 Find out more News January 13, 2021 Find out more June 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Fiona to target Limerick East?

first_imgAdvertisement “DON’T even contemplate coming to Limerick in search of a Dail seat,” are the words of advice this week to former Progressive Democrat and current senator, Fiona O’Malley, from local FF director of elections, Jack Bourke.It has been reported in Dublin that Ms O’Malley, daughter of Progressive Democrat founder Des O’Malley, could be on her way back to her native Limerick with a view to seeking a Fianna Fail nomination, should Willie O’Dea, decide to call it a day in Limerick East, before the next election.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Fiona O’Malley, who lost her Dail seat in the last general election, having represented Dun Laoghaire, was later nominated for the Seanad by Taoiseach, Brian Cowen.The former Laurel Hill student could be seen as the ideal candidate to continue the O’Malley dynasty in Limerick, started by her grand- uncle Donough O’Malley, followed by her dad Des, and cousin Tim O’Malley, former TD and Junior Minister for Health.She was not available for comment at her Seanad office this Tuesday.Should O’Dea quit politics, Fianna Fail would want a high profile candidate to run with Junior Minister, Peter Power.Said Bourke: “That would be a bad move, were it to happen. I don’t think the electorate would be too pleased.“Anyway, I don’t believe Willie O’Dea has any immediate plans to walk away from politics”.O’Dea, who has adopted a low profile, had asked for time to think over his future, claiming he had been offered a couple of directorships and also invited to lecture in colleges.Admitting that he had met the former Minister for Defence only once since he resigned his position, Mr Bourke said it was now up to Mr O’Dea, who is on compassionate leave from Dail Eireann, to control his tongue and sharp turn of wit.“Yes, It might be difficult for him in future to attain high office, but nothing is impossible”.On his own position, Mr Bourke said that he was unsure if he would continue to be director of elections for Fianna Fail, and for what would be a fifth time.Asked if he thought a snap election was on the horizon, he replied: “No matter how badly Fianna Fail do in opinion polls, they never take a hammering.“The unions are making noises at the moment, but not really putting on any great pressure. I believe the government will stay the course”.It was important to Fianna Fail, he concluded, that they be in government in 2016 to mark the 100th anniversary celebrations of the 1916 Rising, and the best way to ensure that would be to steady the ship and get the economy moving again. WhatsApp Linkedin Twitter Printcenter_img NewsLocal NewsFiona to target Limerick East?By admin – March 18, 2010 742 Email Previous articleIreland unchanged for Triple Crown deciderNext article‘End gay blood ban’, plead students admin Facebooklast_img read more

Donegal Investment Group announces increased profit and revenue in 2013

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Net asset value per share**€5.88 Facebook The Donegal Investment Group, formerly Donegal Creameries has announced an increase in profits since selling the bulk of its dairy division to Connaught Gold.In it’s statement for 2013 which has been published today, the company says its adjusted Operating Profit increased from €1.8m to €2.9m, with an increase in revenue of just over 8%.In its statement published today, Donegal Investment Group says the results reflect further progress on the decision in 2012 to reposition the Group around a more focused and streamlined group of businesses with seed potato business at its core.This was further reflected in the subsequent name change approved by shareholders at the last AGM.Looking ahead, the group promises a continued focus on our the three strategic areas of produce seed potato, speciality dairy and associate investments.As a result of the performance last year, the dividend per share is maintained at 16 cent, and the net asset value per share is up 13c to €5.88.The group says net debt was reduced by €6m to €15.7m, and during this year it will continue to review options to release capital from its non-strategic businesses and assets. WhatsApp HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week 16c Net Debt€’00015,735 Adjusted operating profit€’0002,927 Pinterest 80,246 Basic earnings per share – continuing operationsCent46.0c +10.2% – Pinterest + 0.13 News 21,715 Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers WhatsApp 4,404 Previous articleElderly woman with Dementia forced from her home in suspected arson attackNext articleSeamus Daly charged with involvement in the Omagh bombing News Highland Adjusted earnings per share*Cent50.4c +13.5% Continuing operations – pre-exceptional ***2012 44.4c Donegal Investment Group announces increased profit and revenue in 2013center_img Operating cash flow before interest & tax€’0004,525 -5,980 -1,286 +8.1% 14.7c Dividend per shareCent16c By News Highland – April 10, 2014 PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal +31.3c +59.2% Revenue – continuing operations€’00086,760 Google+ 5.75 Investment property carrying value€’00024,389 +2,762 25,675 Google+ Change Twitter Profit after tax – continuing operations€’0004,855 1,839 1,763 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 2013 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more