Rugby Championship could be at the end of the year as Australian rugby hiatus gets set to extend

first_imgWednesday Apr 15, 2020 Rugby Championship could be at the end of the year as Australian rugby hiatus gets set to extend Rugby Australia is set to indefinitely extend their suspension of professional competitions beyond May 1, but has already drawn up several models for rescheduled domestic and Test competitions.ADVERTISEMENTThere were no talks on Wednesday between RA and the Rugby Union Players Association over an interim pay deal, but the national body continues to plan for the resumption of the game.A proposed domestic competition to replace the suspended Super Rugby tournament was scheduled to start on April 3, but was deferred to May 1, as the coronavirus pandemic continues.“We are aware that (May 1) will most likely be moved out,” RA general manager of professional rugby services Ben Whitaker told AAP.There are five and six team models for the competition to replace Super Rugby in Australia, with the Western Force and Japan’s Sunwolves potentially joining the four existing local franchises.“Based on where we’re heading the Sunwolves will need to be based in Australia,” Whitaker said.“Those discussions continue and we’ve been talking to the Western Force about them joining to create a five or six team competition.”ADVERTISEMENTThe three home Tests in June, two against Ireland and one with Fiji, look likely to be postponed, but there was a slight chance they could be rescheduled.With northern hemisphere nations yet to decide when, or even if, their club and provincial season’s will resume, that adds another layer of complexity to firming up the Test calendar.“It becomes difficult although there are ongoing discussions led by SANZAAR at the moment to talk about July and whatever options exist,” Whitaker said.He added SANZAAR may have to look at playing Rugby Championship matches in November and early December if the pandemic didn’t allow the tournament to start on time in August.ADVERTISEMENTWhitaker wouldn’t rule out the Wallabies’ three-match spring tour of Europe in November being sacrificed if the Rugby Championship wasn’t completed by then.Rugby Championship options include a truncated competition of just one round, as happens in a World Cup year, or shifting all the Tests to one country.“It’s a sort of worst case scenario,” Whitaker admitted.“But if that was one way of getting rugby going in this country in an environment that’s also safe for the community … that’s a model we have drafted up.”RELATED VIEWING: Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors 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

Free fundraising healthcheck online tool from THINK and Institute of Fundraising

first_imgFree fundraising healthcheck online tool from THINK and Institute of Fundraising AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Institute of Fundraising Management recession  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The Institute of Fundraising and THINK Consulting Solutions have created a free online diagnostic tool designed to help charities to understand the impact of the recession on their income portfolios over the coming years.The ‘Fundraising Healthcheck’ has been created in recognition of the fact that charities need strategic fundraising advice and support to help them continue functioning effectively amid the recession. The diagnostic tool is suitable for charities of all sizes that wish to check the viability of their fundraising, anonymously and confidentially.It offers two analysis routes. The Net Income Report scrutinises a charity’s fundraising profitability across a mix of channels to determine the most profitable income streams and donor groups, and areas needing focus.The second route, an Investment Report, assesses the mix and risk of a charity’s investment portfolio, looking at recruitment and donor development across techniques and channels to ensure strategic risk management.Although the participant is asked to register an email address, the identity of the charity can remain anonymous if they do not wish to use a work email address. The name of the charity is not requested during the analysis.Neither the Institute of Fundraising nor THINK Consulting Solutions will store, nor have access, to any fundraising details submitted. No information is saved and participants will be advised to print their bespoke report before exiting the site.Lindsay Boswell, chief executive of the Institute of Fundraising, said: “In launching Fundraising Healthcheck we are recognising and responding to the need of fundraisers to present a clear case to their trustee boards and CEOs for continued and vital investment in diverse fundraising strategies.“It would be easy for the Institute to write to our members to encourage them to continue trying to convince their boards, but we wanted to do more. Fundraising Healthcheck is a powerful tool that can give fundraisers something tangible to help guide and support their strategies”.He added that he believed that the Fundraising Healthcheck would be particularly useful to small to medium-sized charities “that do not have a corporate business infrastructure or previous recession experience to draw from, nor the funds to seek professional consulting advice.”Tony Elischer, managing director of THINK Consulting Solutions, said: “We have pooled our consultants’ experience, expertise and time into the biggest pro bono project we have ever undertaken. I firmly believe it is the responsibility of organisations such as ours to rally and go the extra mile to offer support and original thinking.“We want charities to be able to see clearly and understand the impact the recession may have on their organisations and with the help of expert advice, to be able to come to their own conclusions when planning their course through the recession and out the other side.”The site will be updated, with new features and tools being added, and users will be invited by email to resubmit data at future dates.Currently Fundraising Healthcheck is available exclusively to members of the Institute of Fundraising through the members-only area of the organisation’s website.From the end of March 2009 it will be available to the sector at large atwww.fundraisinghealthcheck.org Howard Lake | 10 March 2009 | Newslast_img read more

Research Shows Antibiotic Concerns Unnecessary

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Aug 18, 2013 Research Shows Antibiotic Concerns Unnecessary Facebook Twitter SHAREcenter_img Due to recent hype surrounding meat raised without antibiotics – Iowa State University’s authority on antibiotics in food production took a look at data to back up his own claims that it’s all antibiotic free. Dr. Scott Hurd says there’s not much difference between conventionally raised animals and antibiotic-free production when it comes to residues in meat. In fact – Hurd says because farmers follow appropriate withdrawal times – there are very few violations. In the last three years of USDA testing – he finds no broiler chickens have been found with violative residues for the scheduled sampling; only two out of 16-hundred were found in beef and for market hogs there were only three out of 22-hundred samples. The bottom line is – the residue detection levels in beef cattle, market hogs and broilers reveal residue levels that are extremely small and well below the levels that would cause adverse effects to a human eating the meat. Hurd notes an animal that tests positive for residues does not enter the food supply – but adds that antibiotics are not toxins. He says they are useful and safe products used by everyone.Source: NAFB New Service Home Indiana Agriculture News Research Shows Antibiotic Concerns Unnecessary Previous articleFor Consumers, Seeing is BelievingNext articleMiss Pulaski County wins Indiana State Fair Queen Pageant Gary Truittlast_img read more

Trial of MBC producers on defamation charges is “act of revenge”

first_img August 18, 2020 Find out more On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia RSF_en News Receive email alerts Follow the news on South Korea Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate withdrawal of defamation charges against four producers and a writer – Neung Hee Cho, Il Jun Song, Bo Seul Kim, Choon Keun Lee and Eun Hee Kim – who were employed in 2008 by the Seoul-based TV station MBC’s investigative programme PD Notebook. Their trial began in Seoul today.The charges are the result of a March complaint by the former agriculture minister and senior government officials over an April 2008 programme about the possibility of catching mad cow disease from imported American beef. MBC issued a formal apology after the broadcast, acknowledging that it contained translation errors.“It is unacceptable that this trial should take place,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge the Seoul prosecutor’s office to drop the charges against these journalists, who are the victims of an act of revenge for doing a programme about US beef. We also urge the judge to quickly clear them. It is outrageous that prison sentences can be envisaged for mere translation errors. If the journalists are convicted, it will set a dangerous precedent for South Korean democracy.”After the initial hearing on 9 September, to be headed by judge Moon Sung Guan, five other hearings have been scheduled. After the last of these, on 3 February 2010, the court will have a couple of months to reach a verdict. The defendants are facing the possibility of five-year jail sentences.The MBC production team was formally indicted on 18 June for alleging defaming two former senior government officials, Jung Woon Chun and Min Dong Suk, and “obstructing the commercial activities of certain US beef import companies by disseminating false information.” Some of the accused were detained for 48 hours, during which time they insisted on their right to remain silent.Three months prior to that, on 25 March, one of the programme’s producers, Choon-Keun Lee, was arrested at night and forcibly escorted to the office of the Seoul public prosecutor for questioning about the programme, which had prompted a wave of protests in South Korea when it was broadcast (see article). Five other MBC employees were detained.A Reporters Without Borders representative went to MBC headquarters in March to express the organisation’s solidarity with the station’s journalists, some of whom had not left the premises for several months for fear of being arrested.One of the journalists recently told Reporters Without Borders that he was in the process of gathering evidence of his innocence with the help of his colleagues and his lawyer. News Help by sharing this information November 11, 2020 Find out more News to go further November 19, 2020 Find out more South KoreaAsia – Pacific Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” South KoreaAsia – Pacific September 9, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Trial of MBC producers on defamation charges is “act of revenge” Interview with Choon Keun Lee: Reporters sans frontières: Entretien avec Choon-Keun Leeenvoyé par rsf_internet. – L’info internationale vidéo. News RSF calls for the release of South Korean journalist jailed for defamation Organisation last_img read more

Where Lifelong Memories Are Made

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Personal Living Where Lifelong Memories Are Made Tom Sawyer Camps have been creating lifelong memories for kids since 1926 By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Friday, April 12, 2013 | 5:55 pm Business Newscenter_img Top of the News Community News Community News HerbeautyThink Outside The Ordinary: 9 Gifts That Do All The Talking!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. It’s been said that youth is wasted on the young. Whoever said that probably never went to summer camp.What defines us as adults is the result of what’s instilled in us when we were kids. Pasadena’s long-reknown Tom Sawyer Camps aims to define future grown-ups with values and ethics by summer camping them with a fun, healthy and grounded programs both kids and parents love.Located at Hahamogna Watershed Park in the northern part of Arroyo Seco, the camp is surrounded by acres of wilderness where kids from 3 to 14 years of age can live out their own Tom Sawyer-inspired adventures.The camp was founded in 1926, and has been owned and operated by Sally and Mike Horner for the past 30 years. Their daughter, Sarah Horner Fish is the camp’s executive director and has been a longtime camper and counselor.The Camps are organized into four camp programs separated by age operating for 10 weeks of summer. There is Pre-Camp for 3-5 year olds, Tom Sawyer/Becky Thatcher Summer Day Camp for elementary-aged campers, Outpost for middle school campers, and TSC too! for kids ages 5 to entering 4th grade.Campers are divided into groups, complete with unique names and secret forts, to create a sense of unity and belonging.Activities available in the camp range from swimming, horseback riding, rock-climbing and windsurfing for older campers, group games, and a host of secret quests and challenges designed to challenge young minds.An accredited member of the American Camp Association since the 1970’s, Tom Sawyer Camps are dedicated to follow safety standards and guidelines, giving parents the peace of mind whenever their kids go off for camp.The camp’s ultimate goal is have campers make new friends, learn to appreciate the great outdoors and build confidence through safe risks.The biggest takeaway for the kids? Memories to last a lifetime.To learn more about Tom Sawyer Camps, visit http://www.tomsawyercamps.com or call (626) 794-1156.Tom Sawyer Camps office is located as 707 West Woodbury Rd., Unit F, Altadena.You can also email at [email protected] Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Pasadena Community Orchestra Soloists Perform Mozart Concertante + Vivaldi + Weber

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News L-R: Richard Holloway (clarinet), Aubree Day Cedillo (oboe), Melissa Clemens (horn), Don Fisher (bassoon). Photo courtesy PCOPasadena Community Orchestra (PCO) Soloists will perform Mozart’s, Sinfonia Concertante K. 297b, Vivaldi’s Concerto alla Rustica RV 151 and Weber’s Symphony No. 1 under the baton of Music Director Beth Pflueger on Friday, March 13, 2020, 8:00 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene in Pasadena.Woflgang Amadeus Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Four Winds K. 297b is a work for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon and orchestra. Soloists include: Aubree Day Cedillo – oboe, Richard Holloway – clarinet, Don Fisher – bassoon and Melissa Clemens – horn. Antonio Lucio Vivaldi’s Concerto alla Rustica RV151 was written between 1720 and 1730. It is a virtuoso, Baroque piece for orchestra with a slow 2nd movement. The final dance movement is in Lydian mode which is common in folk music of the period. Carl Maria von Weber’s Symphony No. 1 in C was written between 1806 – 1807. Debussy once wrote about his music that, “the sound of the Weber orchestra was obtained through the scrutiny of the soul of each instrument.”PCO’s 2019-2020 season, under the baton of Bethany Pflueger, Music Director, features a variety of free concert events for patrons in every age group. The musicians of PCO graciously donate their services for every concert. PCO is supported by generous benefactors, local grants, board members, and volunteers. Audience members may meet the soloist and musicians at a light reception following the concert. Admission is free, and no reservations are necessary.First Church of the Nazarene is located at 3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena (just west of Michillinda Avenue). Ample free parking, wheelchair accessible.The concert is Free and Open to the public.For more information, visit Pasadena Community Orchestrat at www.pcomusic.org or call (626) 445-6708. More Cool Stuff Subscribe 126 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Events Previews Pasadena Community Orchestra Soloists Perform Mozart Concertante + Vivaldi + Weber STAFF REPORT Published on Monday, March 2, 2020 | 1:19 am Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

Bundoran RNLI rescues stranded walker

first_img Pinterest Google+ Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat was this afternoon tasked by Malin Head Coast Guard to an adult female who became trapped on rocks whilst walking near Mullaghmore in County Sligo.The holiday maker was walking along the coastline when she realised that the tide was coming back in and it was impossible to turn back.She had her mobile phone with her and called the coast guard via the 112 emergency number.The voluntary Bundoran Lifeboat crew launched within 6 minutes and were on the scene 12 minutes later where they assisted the female on to the lifeboatThe woman was uninjured.The Rescue 118 helicopter was also tasked but stood down. Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest News WhatsApp Previous articleDonegal Fire Service shortlisted for national awardNext articleMayor accepts PSNI apology for raid on home News Highland Google+ Twittercenter_img Facebook By News Highland – August 20, 2012 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Bundoran RNLI rescues stranded walker Facebook Twitter WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Delhi High Court Upholds Emergency Award Passed In Favour Of Amazon Against Future-Reliance Deal, Imposes Rs 20 Lakhs Cost On Future

first_imgTop StoriesDelhi High Court Upholds Emergency Award Passed In Favour Of Amazon Against Future-Reliance Deal, Imposes Rs 20 Lakhs Cost On Future Nupur Thapliyal18 March 2021 5:03 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court on Thursday allowed the application field by Amazon to enforce the emergency award against the Future-Reliance deal.The High Court held that the emergency arbitrator is an arbitrator for all the intents and purposes under Section 17(1) of Arbitration and Conciliation Act and an order passed by such an emergency arbitrator is enforceable under sec. 17 (2) of the Act.A…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Delhi High Court on Thursday allowed the application field by Amazon to enforce the emergency award against the Future-Reliance deal.The High Court held that the emergency arbitrator is an arbitrator for all the intents and purposes under Section 17(1) of Arbitration and Conciliation Act and an order passed by such an emergency arbitrator is enforceable under sec. 17 (2) of the Act.A Single judge bench comprising of Justice J.R. Midha pronounced the order, which comes a big win for Amazon.The Court also held that the Respondent Future Group has raised a vague plea of nullity without substantiating the same. Moreover, the court went ahead to held that the petitioner’s (Amazon.com) investment does not violate any law. In view of this, the Court rejected the contentions of the Future Retail Group with a cost of Rs. 20 lakhs to be deposited in PM fund of Covid 19 to be used in vaccination of senior citizens belonging to the below poverty line group. The Court ordered the same to be deposited within 2 weeks and the same shall be put on record within 1 week thereafter.”The respondents have raised a vague plea of Nullity without substantiating the same. The interim order of the Emergency Arbitrator is not a Nullity as alleged by respondent No.2. Combining/treating all the agreements as a single integrated transaction does not amount to control of the petitioner over FRL and therefore, the petitioner‟s investment does not violate any law.” The Court held.The Court went ahead to hold that the respondents have deliberately and willfully violated the interim order dated 25th October, 2020 and are liable for the consequences enumerated in Order XXXIX Rule 2A of the Code of Civil Procedure.The Court went ahead to hold that the property of Respondents no. 1 to 13(Future group companies and its promoters including Kishore Biyani) be attached. Moreover the respondents are directed by the Court to file additional affidavits indicating the details of their assets and property.”In exercise of power under Order XXXIX Rule 2A(1) of the Code of Civil Procedure, the assets of respondents No.1 to 13 are hereby attached. Respondents No.1 to 13 are directed to file an affidavit of their assets as on today in Form 16A, Appendix E under Order XXI Rule 41(2) of the Code of Civil Procedure within 30 days. Respondent No.1, 2, 12 and 13 are directed to file an additional affidavit in the format of Annexure B-1 and respondents No.3 to 11 are directed to file an additional affidavit in the format of Annexure A-1 to the judgment of M/s Bhandari Engineers & Builders Pvt. Ltd. v. M/s Maharia Raj Joint Venture along with the documents mentioned therein within 30 days.” The Court held.The Court also held that the Emergency Arbitrator had rightly invoked the ‘Group of Company’ doctrine in relation to the Future Group companies. In view of this, the Court also issued show cause notice to Respondents as to why they shouldn’t be detained in civil prison for violation of the order dated 25th October, 2020.”The respondents are directed not to take any further action in violation of the interim order dated 25th October, 2020. The respondents are further directed to approach all the competent authorities for recall of the orders passed on their applications in violation of the interim order dated 25th October, 2020 within two weeks. The respondents are directed to file an affidavit to place on record the actions taken by them after 25th October, 2020 and the present status of all those actions at least three days before the next date of hearing. Respondents No.3 to 11 shall remain present before this Court on the next date of hearing.” The Court directed the respondents.The matter will now be heard on 28th April 2021 for the purpose of compliance.Hearing a plea by Amazon Inc against Future Retail Ltd (FRL) and Reliance Industries’ retail stake sale deal worth Rs. 25,000 cr approved by a Board Resolution of FRL last year, the Delhi High Court had earlier granted interim relief to Amazon directing all authorities and parties to maintain status quo on the deal until a detailed interim order on the case. The status quo order was later stayed by a division bench of the High Court.The bench of Justice Midha had also given a strong prima facie view in Amazon’s favour that as opposed to FRL’s plea that the Award was a nullity, the Emergency Award is infact enforceable under Section 17 (2) of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, and therefore directed FRL to bring on record all steps and actions taken by it towards the deal, after the award of the Emergency Arbitrator was passed on the arbitration on Oct 25, 2020.The Delhi High Court had earlier issued notice on Amazon’s plea seeking interim injunction against Future Retail Ltd (FRL) and Reliance Industries Ltd’s deal worth nearly Rs. 25000 crores, and sought clarity on the factual position of all parties involved. The bench of Justice Midha had also directed the parties to submit a note on their factual positions and legal propositions.Amazon was represented by:Gopal Subramanium, Gourab Banerji, Amit Sibal, Rajiv Nayyar and Nakul Dewan, Sr. Advs, and Pawan Bhushan, Hima Lawrence and Ujwala Uppaluri from Mr Subramanium’s Chamber.FRL was represented by Mr Harish Salve and Darius Khambata, Sr. AdvsThe promoters of FRL were represented by Vikram Nankani, Sr. Adv.Click Here To Download 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

Lib Dems’ survey reveals high stress

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article The results of a recent survey among NHS trusts reveal stark evidence of howlow morale has sunkSix out of every 10 NHS staff say they are unable to cope with work-relatedstress and more than half feel that morale is not good, research has shown. The survey by NHS trusts of 80,000 NHS staff in England has been publishedby the Liberal Democrats. According to Paul Burstow, Liberal Democrat health spokesman, the findingsshowed NHS workers were “stressed out and overworked”. The surveyfound that 64 per cent of staff felt unable to cope with work-related stress,and 51 per cent said they did not feel morale was good within their trust,while 37 per cent did not feel adequately protected from abuse or attack whileat work. And 31 per cent did not believe they had sufficient training to do their jobadequately. “These surveys are a snapshot of the views of NHS staff; they will notmake pleasant reading for ministers. The results are stark evidence of how lowmorale has sunk is in the NHS,” said Mr Burstow. Occupational health nurses need to be at the centre of tackling the problemof stress in the NHS, argued Dr Amanda Kirby, a GP and expert panel member ofNeurolink, an independent body specialising in studying mental health problems.Particular problems faced by NHS workers that could exacerbate stressincluded the fact that recruitment of medical staff at all levels is an issue. NHS staff also often complained of feeling unappreciated or unable tocontrol their working environment, particularly when changes – oftenpolitically led – were being implemented, she added. OH departments could help the situation by ensuring there was a”cascade” of information, advice and education right the way throughthe system, tackling symptoms, causes and possible solutions to stress, sheadded. A seminar on dealing with conflicts in healthcare is being held inManchester on 20 June and 10 July in London.  It will look at tackling stress in the NHS, which, it says canoften be the result of dealing with difficult colleagues not difficultpatients. www.neurolink.org  www.talkinglife.co.uk Lib Dems’ survey reveals high stressOn 1 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

Financial services whistleblowing regime comes into force

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts: No comments yet. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website Financial services whistleblowing regime comes into forceBy Jo Faragher on 7 Sep 2016 in Financial services, Personnel Today, Whistleblowingcenter_img Photo: Global Warming Images /REX/Shutterstock New whistleblowing rules come into force today that apply to banks and building societies, and some investment and insurance companies. The new rules, introduced by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority last year, are designed to encourage more employees to come forward if they suspect poor practice.Whistleblowing resourcesWhistleblowing: financial servicesApproved persons, senior managers and certification regimesWhistleblowing policyThey form part of the new Senior Managers Regime (SMR), which focuses on the behaviours of key individuals in financial services companies.Among the changes are the requirement for each company to appoint a senior manager as a whistleblowers’ champion and put in place internal systems to handle whistleblowing.The champion must be someone who is regulated as an accountable senior manager, such as a non-executive director.Financial services companies must also now produce annual reports on whistleblowing and update contracts and training to reflect their refreshed policies.The protection for whistleblowers will extend to anyone who raises concerns with the regulator, even if the concerns are not about a suspected breach of the rules.William Granger, partner at law firm Charles Russell Speechlys, said: “Firms and regulators must now offer more anonymity, which will make it harder to bury issues including in settlements with gagging clauses.“For employees, there is no regulatory duty to blow the whistle but there is increased liability for those that harm or obstruct whistleblowers.”The rules were introduced after calls for cultural change in banks in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, which exposed poor management and decision-making at a number of financial institutions.Granger added: “Effective whistleblowing policies will dovetail with a culture in which speaking up and challenging is normal and encouraged. Many firms are finding it easy to adapt. Others are finding cultural change a much longer process.“Some will do no more than pay lip service to the rules and remain at risk. Some say that the rules and risk of further toxic scandals will help catalyse change. Others say that protection for those who come forward is still insufficient and the personal risks too great, and so bad banks will again game the Regulations.”A recent analysis of FCA data by the law firm Pinsent Masons found that the number of whistleblowing cases dropped by 19% in 2015 – 1,104 whistleblowing cases were recorded in 2015, down from 1,367 in 2014, but up on the 948 cases reported in 2013.Michael Ruck, a senior financial services enforcement lawyer at Pinsent Masons, said: “Whether this reduction is entirely a direct result of the SMR is open to debate, but is a clear indication of individuals with senior management responsibilities taking the decision to terminate their roles in financial services firms, many of whom took the decision in light of the additional requirements and responsibilities under the SMR.” Features list 2021 – submitting content to Personnel TodayOn this page you will find details of how to submit content to Personnel Today. We do not publish a…last_img read more