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Why I don’t think investors should react to US election volatility

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Why I don’t think investors should react to US election volatility I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The day has finally arrived, and US citizens are waiting with bated breath to learn the outcome of the Trump vs Biden presidential race. Investors around the world are anxious too, because this is an election as unprecedented as the whole of 2020. And who will win, is still anyone’s guess. Nevertheless, I don’t think investors should impulsively react to the US election result. And that’s because, whatever the outcome is, I think stock market reverberations will be short-lived.Take a long-term outlookBillionaire investor Warren Buffett and others like him, such as the UK’s Nick Train, are advocates of long-term investing. I think this is a great way to approach it. It’s simple, effective, and the barriers to entry are low. Best of all, by taking a long-term approach, the day-to-day volatility of the markets can largely be ignored. Which is why I think the US presidential election is a prime time to ignore the fluctuations and sit tight.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…That’s not to say it won’t throw up a buying opportunity. When I say ignore, I really mean don’t panic-sell. If I see my favourite stock prices dip during a time like this, it could well be a chance to buy. But I will add these to a long-term portfolio for a minimum of five to 10 years.Government stimulusWhat happens stateside usually has a knock-on effect on the UK financial markets. The US is still suffering massively from the coronavirus crisis, and its citizens are waiting for news of further stimulus. In the event of a Trump win, he has vowed to bring about a massive stimulus package. In this case, I imagine the stock market will react positively. However, if Biden wins, he too is likely to do the same, so in either case, the US stock market should gain some ground once stimulus is in place. Until then, volatility is to be expected. While volatile periods can provide perfect buying opportunities, it’s really important not to get emotionally involved. Avoid selling when volatility is high.Market volatility aheadIn the UK, we’re still enduring the Brexit fallout and an imminent lockdown throughout England. Both these events are causing the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 to tremble. I think the UK stock markets will probably react to the US election results, temporarily. Again, this will be short-lived, and the state of the wider economy matters more to investors.Until a vaccine is in widespread circulation, I think the stock markets globally will endure further volatility. That’s why I like a set and forget approach to investing.  I don’t think investors should worry too much about the US election result. What will be, will be. With time, the stock market volatility will give way to calm. Meanwhile, it’s a great opportunity to research quality stocks and buy bargains for the long haul. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Kirsteen Mackay | Tuesday, 3rd November, 2020 last_img read more

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Heinrich Brussow back for Springboks vs All Blacks – Team Sheet

first_imgWednesday Jul 22, 2015 Heinrich Brussow back for Springboks vs All Blacks – Team Sheet The Springboks have made eight changes to the side that were edged by the Wallabies on Saturday. The team to face New Zealand, for the 90th time, will feature the return of Heinrich Brussow, who last started for the Boks in the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Of the eight changes, three are to the pack and five are on the bench. The backline is unchanged. Schalk Burger will captain the team from No 8.Francois Louw will start in the number seven jersey for the injured Marcell Coetzee in a positional change, with Brussow assuming the openside role. The only other change to the starting line-up is at lock, where Lood de Jager takes over from Victor Matfield. On the bench, Vincent Koch will be joined by Cornal Hendricks, Trevor Nyakane, Flip van der Merwe and Warren Whiteley, who could make his first Test appearance in South Africa, in front of his home crowd in Johannesburg.Springbok team to face New Zealand:15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cornal Hendricks*, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Ruan Pienaar (vice-captain), 8 Schalk Burger (captain), 7 Francois Louw, 6 Heinrich Brüssow, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira Replacements: 16 Adriaan Strauss, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Flip van der Merwe, 20 Warren Whiteley, 21 Cobus Reinach, 22 Pat Lambie, 23 Lionel Mapoe** JP Pietersen was injured in training on Wednesday (hamstring strain), so has been replaced by Cornal Hendricks, with uncapped Lionel Mapoe moving to the bench. “Injuries have forced our hand a bit, but we’ve stuck with our planned rotational policy on the bench and it will be great to see what Heinrich, Vincent and Flip can do,” said coach Heyneke Meyer.“The breakdown battle will again be huge and it will be good to see Heinrich and Francois play together. They are versatile players and I am convinced they will combine perfectly.“Heinrich has been great this season before he got injured and played his way into contention. As with other players returning from injury in Vodacom Super Rugby, he deserves an opportunity. We decided it was better to start with him and use Warren as an impact player later in the match. “It’s also great to see Flip back in the fold. We had a look at Pieter-Steph du Toit but he is not yet 100% match-ready, and Franco Mostert was also discussed but in the end we decided to go with Flip as he will add valuable experience to our bench.“We planned to bring Trevor, Warren and Cornal back for this match. Trevor and Warren have been playing great rugby this season and Cornal is a superb finisher, as he’s shown so often last year.”Schalk Burger will become the 55th Springbok captain, as he will lead the side in the absence of both Jean de Villiers and Victor Matfield.“I’m a very proud man today, but at the same time I’m humbled by the faith the coach has shown in me,” said Burger. “Ever since I first put on the Springbok jersey, my dream has been to represent my country with distinction and to make South Africans proud. It’s still sinking in that I will actually captain the Boks.“This is an honour that is bestowed upon only a select few people and I will do whatever is needed for the team. With this position comes massive responsibility and I’m very excited for Saturday.”Meyer said that the Springboks faced a huge challenge on Saturday as they continue to build towards the Rugby World Cup against a fired-up Kiwi side.“This will be a massive Test – every match against the All Blacks is. We played some great rugby last weekend, but this week we have to put in an 80-minute effort.“We have to be especially focused in the last 10 minutes, because New Zealand always finish strongly. They travelled here with us so that negates any advantage we could’ve had at the end of the match.“The challenge will also be to make a step up in vital areas of the game and get back on the winning track. By not making too many changes this week, we’re giving some combinations the opportunity to settle a bit more. Our youngsters will have to put up their hands on Saturday – I would not have selected them if I didn’t believe they can do the job.”Kick off in Johannesburg is at 17:05 local time, 15:05 GMTADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Springboks , The Rugby Championship Related Articles 84 WEEKS AGO Pieter Steph du Toit named World Rugby Player… 87 WEEKS AGO Josh Larsen sees red for no-arms ruck charge… 94 WEEKS AGO Throwback Thursday: Relive the Battle of… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Cornerstone / designband YOAP

first_imgArchitects: designband YOAP architects Area Area of this architecture project Projects ArchDaily Cornerstone / designband YOAP Moowon Construction Year:  South Korea ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/777434/cornerstone-designband-yoap Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/777434/cornerstone-designband-yoap Clipboard 2015 “COPY” Save this picture!© Ryu, In Keun+ 23 Share Year: center_img 2015 Photographs:  Ryu In Keun Construction Team: “COPY” Cornerstone / designband YOAPSave this projectSaveCornerstone / designband YOAP CopyHousing•Suwon, South Korea Photographs Structure Engineering:Yongwoo EngineeringBuilding Equipment:Jungyeon engineeringLogo & Signage:designband YOAPDesign Team:Hyun Bo Shin, Inkeun Ryu, Doran KimLogo Design:designband YOAPSignage:designband YOAPCity:SuwonCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ryu, In KeunRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – Sliding’Cornerstone’ is the small mixed-use building with 5 separate housing units and a cafeteria on ground-floor.  It is located in a newly developed residential area full of buildings with similar height and shape, and occupies the very first lot of one monotonous block on edge, facing commercial area on the opposite side.  I wanted the project reflect this site condition to stand as an ambiguous alien between residential and commercial block, as a heterogeneous thing from neighboring repetitious buildings.Save this picture!© Ryu, In KeunSome logics from surrounding condition and local regulation derived the shape of this alien.Save this picture!© Ryu, In KeunFollowing the local regulation, every ground-floor of this district can be occupied only by commercial facilities, and at least half of street-level facade should be made transparent.  Most of the buildings followed this rule too much.  They raised the mass up, emptied the ground-floor, and replaced the street-level facade with entirely transparent show-windows.  This detached these buildings from the ground, and they lost weight to stand on the ground.  However, I longed for my alien standing heavily on the ground as a ‘cornerstone’ of the town, as an unusual landmark between two blocks with opposite facilities.  Instead of whole show-windows, large holes were dug out of the walls and this let the main facade material continuing down from top to hit the ground.  However, by positioning these holes on corners, the building gives hint that the housing mass is actually lifted up and the street-level facade is not a structural thing indeed.Save this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!Floor PlanAnother regulation is obliging the sloppy roof shape.  This also worked very well and filled the skyline mostly with A-shaped roof with gables.  However, in effort of forming one unified mass, I did not want a separate roof from its body.  The direction of the slope was reversed to give the roof V-shape.  This led the main material extending to the top, and hid the roof material inward.  The mass looked higher and more solid than surrounding buildings though it actually is not, and became more alien.Save this picture!© Ryu, In KeunSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Ryu, In KeunApplication of one single material is taking a great role as well to make one solid body from bottom to the top.  Ceramic panels of 0.3m by 1.2m are covering overall facades.  Each panel has thickness of just 3mm with reinforcement of glass-fiber behind.  This is for shaping smoother cured surface by minimizing gaps between panels.  In combination of these continuous material and every curved corner, the building mass transforms itself into a huge porcelain sculpture.Save this picture!© Ryu, In KeunProject gallerySee allShow lessDouble Helix House / Onishimaki + Hyakudayuki ArchitectsSelected ProjectsBAAN 0.60 / Integrated FieldSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:5 Ha-dong, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, South KoreaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Housing CopyAbout this officedesignband YOAP architectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingSuwonSouth KoreaPublished on November 20, 2015Cite: “Cornerstone / designband YOAP” 19 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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14 more corporate charity partnerships for February 2016

first_img Howard Lake | 15 February 2016 | News 12. Payfriendz and Jo’s Cervical CancerDuring December, Payfriendz, the mobile app that lets you transfer money between you and your friends, raised funds for Jo’s Cervical Cancer, the charity that is dedicated to cervical cancer and abnormalities.Everyone who donated £5 or more via Payfriendz’ app received a Payfriendz duck as a thank you gift. They were also entered into a prize draw to win a Swegway.The company says that 100% of donations were passed to Jo’s Trust, with all shipping costs covered by Payfriendz. 14 more corporate charity partnerships for February 2016 10. Iris and When You Wish Upon a StarStaff and clients of innovation network agency Iris Worldwide have run and ridden the 3,273km from 185 Park Street to Santa’s Lapland Grotto. For every kilometre that is clocked-up in the Iris to Lapland campaign, Iris donated £1 to When You Wish Upon a Star.The charity used the money to send children with life-threatening illnesses to meet the real Father Christmas in Lapland.The activity is tracked by mobile exercise app Strava, and additional donations were encouraged via Iris’ JustGiving page.Staff could nominate a colleague to take part, provided they commit to donating to the appeal in response.There was livestreaming of some of the exercise activities. 2. Open GI and St Richard’s HospiceInsurance software company Open GI, based in Worcester, has chosen St Richard’s Hospice as its charity of the year for 2016.It previously supported the charity in 2008.Last year the company’s employees raised £34,000 for the Worcestershire Breast Unit campaign. 7. Burberry and County Durham Community Foundation and Place2BeLuxury fashion company Burberry’s Christmas advertising campaign benefited County Durham Community Foundation and Place2Be. Romeo Beckham, Naomi Campbell, Elton John, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, James Corden, Julie Walters, George Ezra, Michelle Dockery, and James Bay all donated their fees for the Mario Testino photoshoot to the two charities.The partnership will help further the Foundation’s Learning Working Earning initiative in East Durham which helps young people into jobs.The partnership with both charities was developed due to the campaign’s Billy Elliott theme, and the story’s link to Easington. The donation is being made by The Burberry Foundation, which supports “innovative programmes and building sustainable partnerships with charitable organisations that help young people”. Here is our latest round-up of corporate charity partnerships and charity of the year announcements.1. Starwood Hotels & Resorts and UnicefStarwood Hotels & Resorts raised £800,000 in 2015 for Unicef through their customer fundraising campaign Road to Awareness. Since 1995, guests and employees have raised nearly $35 million for the children’s charity through Road to Awareness as well as the Check Out for Children programme, where customers are invited to add $1 to their bill on checking out.In the 20th year of their partnership with Unicef, the company’s associate fundraising campaign, Road to Awareness, surpassed their fundraising goal of $1 million. 9. Haynes and Mechanics for AfricaHaynes Publishing Group plc, publishers of car repair manuals, has donated Haynes manuals to Mechanics for Africa (MfA) which offers highly-subsidised education to underprivileged young adults in Zambia.The company has provided 50 manuals, covering 31 different models of car, to the MfA college which teaches 35 students a year the City & Guilds Diploma in Automotive Mechanics. The college, which educates 18 to 30 year olds from underprivileged backgrounds, including many AIDS orphans, has been running for 13 years and has graduated over 300 people in that time.In the next five years Mechanics for Africa hope to double the size of their college, as well as develop the workshop further in order to have the capacity to educate more young people.In 2013 Haynes launched its “Mechanix” project in association with North London youth charity Prospex, which has since seen 25 young people from low income families graduate with a variety of qualifications in car maintenance and personal development. The project is now in its third term with a group of young people renovating a VW Golf over a 12 week period. 11. Southampton Airport and OrbisSouthampton Airport supported sight-saving charity Orbis’ Vision for Zambia appeal by displaying digital posters in the departure lounge for two weeks during December. These called on flyers to save a child’s sight for free by signing up to the appeal website. For every email received, an Orbis supporter has pledged £1 which will be doubled to £2 by the UK government.In addition, the airport also had a dedicated Orbis collection box. Any spare change dropped in before 3 February 2016 was doubled.Indeed, the UK government doubled all public donations to this appeal as part of their UK Aid Match scheme. The charity aims to raise £500,000 from the nationwide Vision for Zambia appeal, matched by the government to £1 million. This will enable Orbis to screen and treat over 100,000 children, to train 750 eye health professionals to asses, treat or refer children in isolated and rural areas, and to educate communities on the signs of eye disease. 5. Principality Building Society and Mind CymruPrincipality volunteers with Julie-Ann Haines, Customer Director at Principality Building Society, with Sara Moseley, director of Mind CymruPrincipality Building Society has raised £90,000 for its charity of the year 2015, Mind Cymru. This is a record for its charity of the year partnerships.Throughout the year staff at the Society’s Cardiff head office, 53 branches and 18 agencies across Wales and the border regions completed a range of activities to raise this total. These range from gruelling half marathons and fundraising walks to charity shop takeovers.Principality Building Society’s Charity of the Year is nominated by its members of staff. A shortlist of six is drawn up before staff vote for the winning charity.The record total was boosted by donations generated from Member votes at the Society’s Annual General Meeting in April, which raised £20,000. 4. Age UK explains its partnership with E.OnAge UK was criticised by The Sun for its affinity fundraising partnership with energy supplier E.On at the beginning of the month in two front page news items.It defended its partnership and explained it in a statement.  291 total views,  1 views todaycenter_img 13. Rank Group and Carers TrustEmployees at Rank Group have raised £1 million for Carers Trust, the UK’s largest charity for carers.The partnership between the charity and the Rank Group, which owns Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casinos, began in February 2014 and saw employees at the Grosvenor Casinos and Mecca clubs take part in a host of different activities to raise funds.Over the last two years employees have organised a range of fundraising events, from 24/7 challenges to sky dives, as well as going the extra mile by giving their time as volunteers to support local Carers Trust services.14. Topps Tiles and Macmillan Cancer SupportOver 60,000 donations have been made to Topps Tiles’ chosen charity partner, Macmillan Cancer Support, since it introduced the Pennies microdonation initiative in October 2015. This digital version of the traditional charity box allows customers to donate a few pence when paying for goods by card at a till, making it easy and convenient for people to help out charities.Topps Tiles has rolled out the initiative across all of its 330 stores nationwide, which now collects over 4,500 donations a week for Macmillan Cancer Support. 8. BT Sport Rugby Aid and Rugby for HeroesThe inaugural BT Sport Rugby Aid event has raised £150,000 for Rugby for Heroes.The charity game took place in September at Twickenham. It involved a mix of ex rugby pros, celebrities and serving members of the armed forces representing England and the Rest of the World. It was the brainchild of the former England star alongside Alan Lamb and Simon Bailey of Rugby for Heroes and Kenneth Shepherd of Triple S Sports and Entertainment Group.Ten thousand fans saw England lose 29-36 to the Rest of the World in an entertaining encounter which was also broadcast live on BT Sport.Of the £150,000 raised, approximately £70,000 has already been allocated to other military charities including Hire a Hero, Veterans Aid, Future for Heroes and the On Course Foundation, which all provide support for ex-service men and women making the transition back in to civilian life. A further £70,000 has been set aside for Rugby for Heroes ‘Transition through Rugby’ courses for 2015/16.Other commercial partners included The Sun, Mentos, Canterbury, and Norton Rose. Tagged with: charity of the year corporate DfID UK Aid Match microdonations [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdD2nk7FAhk[/youtube]  292 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis84 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis84 3. BlackRock and JDRFBlackRock, the world’s largest asset management firm, has chosen diabetes charity JDRF as its charity of the year. The partnership is expected to raise £500,000.The charity has already been chosen as one of two charity partners for 2016 of Lord Mayor of The City of London’s Appeal.BlackRock recently raised £844,000 for Childrens’ Hospices Across London. Advertisement 6. Rugby Football Union and SSAFAThe Rugby Football Union has chosen SSAFA as its military charity partner for 2016. It will support the charity by connecting it with the rugby community through fundraising events including the Big Brew Up 2016 and Ride to the Somme 2016.Ian Ritchie, Chief Executive Rugby Football Union said:“The RFU is proud of its long history commemorating the dedication and sacrifice of our service men and women. We are delighted to welcome SSAFA as the RFU’s military charity partner for 2016. As we remember those who lost their lives in the Great War at this time of centenary, SSAFA are a very apposite partner, the charity having supported the Armed Forces for over 130 years.” 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. 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Decongestion Of Prisons Due To Covid-19: Undertrials Challenge Distinction Between Accused Under IPC & Special Acts, Bombay HC Issues Notice [Read Petition]

first_imgNews UpdatesDecongestion Of Prisons Due To Covid-19: Undertrials Challenge Distinction Between Accused Under IPC & Special Acts, Bombay HC Issues Notice [Read Petition] Nitish Kashyap3 April 2020 9:55 PMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Friday heard a petition filed by two undertrial prisoners currently lodged at Harsul jail in Aurangabad accused under the Maharashtra Protection of Interest of Depositors Act challenging the decision of the High Powered Committee constituted by the State of Maharashtra to exclude those accused under Special Acts, from being released on parole or temporary bail in light…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 Bombay High Court on Friday heard a petition filed by two undertrial prisoners currently lodged at Harsul jail in Aurangabad accused under the Maharashtra Protection of Interest of Depositors Act challenging the decision of the High Powered Committee constituted by the State of Maharashtra to exclude those accused under Special Acts, from being released on parole or temporary bail in light of the pandemic of Covid-19. Justice RG Avachat after hearing Advocates Pradnya Talekar and Madhavi Ayyappan issued notice to the respondents, State of Maharashtra, Maharashtra Prison Department, DG (Prisons) and the Undertrial Review Committee. The next date of hearing is April 8. Petitioners are lodged at Harsul Jail where the sanctioned strength is 589 and the total number of inmates as on date is 1828. “Only 74 prisoners were released on temporary basis pursuant to the decision of the High Powered Committee. As such, the prison remains overcrowded even today, and no social distancing has been possible. It poses a certain risk to the inmates, the officials guarding prisons and the nation at large which is using its entire might to battle the situation”, the petition states. The Supreme Court in an order dated March 23 directed all states and Union Territories to set up high level committees to determine the class of prisoners who could be released on parole for four to six weeks in order to avoid overcrowding in prisons. Consequently, State of Maharashtra constituted a High Powered Committee on March 24 chaired by the Chairman of the Maharashtra State Legal Services Authority. In a meeting on March 25, guidelines for release of the prisoners were framed by the Committee. The Committee directed prisoners (both undertrial and convicts) who are accused of offences punishable with 7 years or less, shall be released on temporary bail or parole. Thereafter, the State Home Minister in a press note notified the release of 11,000 inmates from 45 prisons across the State for 45 days on emergency parole. However, the petitioners argued that the High Powered Committee has made “a rather artificial distinction” between the prisoners who are accused of offences under the IPC and the Special Acts. Due to the said unreasonable classification drawn by the Committee, only some 1000 prisoners have been released, thereby frustrating the very purpose of the directions of the Apex Court, the petition states. Although the petitioners are accused of offences under the MPID Act wherein the maximum punishment is 6 years, making them otherwise eligible for bail, they are left out due to the arbitrary classification made by the Committee. As reported earlier, senior lawyer SB Talekar had written to the Chief Minister and Home Minister of the State to implement SC’s order and soon thereafter, a group of 130 lawyers including senior advocates like Indira Jaising, Gayatri Singh, Mihir Desai, Gayatri Singh, Sanjay Singhvi, BA Desai wrote to the CM and Chief Justice urging them to consider releasing those charged under serious offences like MCOCA, PMLA, UAPA and NDPS Act.Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition] Next Storylast_img read more

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CAWT recruiting staff for cross border projects

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook Homepage BannerNews Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – February 8, 2018 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest CAWT recruiting staff for cross border projects Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter Pinterest Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th The CAWT cross border health partnership has begun recruiting staff for a number of projects, some of them involving HSE personnel in Donegal.A total of 50 staff are being sought, with tomorrow week the deadline for applications.CAWT, Cooperation and Working Together, says a range of management, clinical and support roles have been advertised and include vacancies in areas such as acute hospital services, mental health, children’s services, community health and well-being and primary care and older people.The posts are based in a variety of locations throughout the border region and beyond, some of them in Donegal.Damien McCallion is Director General of CAWT and says these EU funded projects will continue until 2021. He stressed all of them have been underwritten by both the UK and Irish Governments for the complete project period, including the post-Brexit phase.The closing date for all jobs in this current recruitment campaign is Friday 16th Feb 2018 at 3.30pm Previous articleUCD regain the Collingwood Cup but Georgie Kelly is sent offNext articleJPC backs call for more Garda Reserve recruits in Donegal News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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first_imgGuruOn 18 Dec 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article This week’s guruBlunkett’s immigrant strategy in right messGuru is exasperated with Bulldog Blunkett this week. One minute the Government seems to be listening to the enlightened debate onmeeting crippling skills shortages with overseas labour. Then the next,Blunkett is being all Jack Straw-ish, taking a tough line on immigrants bycalling for them to make more effort to integrate. Nick Griffin, leader of the BNP, said his party would use the HomeSecretary’s remarks in its campaign literature. He said, “He’s using thesame thing we’ve been saying for the past few years, and he’s now jumping onthe bandwagon.” Surely one of the keys to reducing racial tension is to ensure there is aneffective strategy in place to get ethnic minorities, immigrants,asylum-seekers and refugees into work – or is Guru just being an idealistic,sandal-wearing leftie? Keeping Posh in frocks is key role In the big money stakes of the Premiership, fame comes at a price. Just askManchester United’s Fabien Barthez and Wes Brown – last season’s leaguechampions and star attractions at one of the world’s most glamorous clubs, thisseason – chumps. Despite being named the world’s richest club by Deloitte & Touche, theycan’t win a game for toffee. Bearing in mind Alex Ferguson’s legendary temper, Guru wouldn’t want to bein either of those players’ boots after their “individual” errors. So, spare a thought for Man Utd’s new signing – no, not Chelsea’s MarcelDesailly – but Rebus HR. Its skills have been drafted in to look after theclub’s hefty payroll. While the company will not be exposed to the volatile expectations of 50,000fans each week, hell hath no fury like Mrs Beckham if there were to be aproblem with the wages. ‘Tis the season to be jolly (sick) OK, do you want the good news or the bad news about Christmas parties? Bad itis, then. Guru has discovered that Christmas parties will cost UK plcs £110mthis year. Not only that – about 2 million staff are likely to take time off because ofover-indulgence on food and drink, according to research by Norwich UnionHealthcare. A fifth of all party animals are expected to take more than threedays off, with staff in the South East the worst culprits. The good news is that the cost of employee absence is likely to be £10mcheaper than last year – “Phew”, you sigh.hen parties are a pain in the bumBOXTEXT: l Guru has discovered thatthere can be heavier prices to pay at the Christmas office party. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is nowwarning partygoers that the office bash can be physically dangerous. The biggestrisk this year will be those drunkards who decide to photocopy their bottomsfor posterity (Guru apologises for that one). The charity believes there will be a surge in people trying toemulate the actress in the Virgin mobile phone TV advert   who not only photocopies her bum, but thendistributes the images out of the window. If the urge grips you at work after one ladle too many ofmulled wine, then remember the wise words of the safety experts. “It is adaft and irresponsible act and often ends up with the copier glass  having to be surgically removed from theirbottoms,” a spokesman told a buttock-clenching Guru. ch Compulsory equal pay Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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first_imgHudson Bike Share announces expansion to West New York, other townsThe Hudson Bike Share program is officially expanding to five cities in Hudson County, according to a recent press release. The parent company, P3 Global Management, also plans to make good on a promise from two years ago to have docking stations in towns besides Hoboken, where users can park their bikes.The program will add 260 new bikes and 35 new stations through Guttenberg, North Bergen, Weehawken, Bayonne, and West New York.The company is growing from its original 250 bikes and 29 stations in Hoboken, to now 560 bikes and 65 plus stations across all six cities, the release says.“We are extremely excited to start the expansion of our bike share program in Hudson County,” said Carlos Pujol, CEO of P3 Global Management.“A New Jersey program, conceived to serve the needs of local Hudson County residents, has logged over 300,000 rides since its inception in 2015. We’re excited to provide this service for the people of Hudson County, and appreciate their support. We look forward to bringing additional bikes and stations in the year ahead.”“We are excited to help increase mobility and connectivity for the residents of West New York,” said West New York Mayor Felix Roque in the release.Some locals criticized Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer’s decision to go with Hudson Bike Share in 2015 instead of CitiBike. Jersey City and Manhattan use the latter, which meant users in Hoboken could only ride the bikes within that city and not park them in nearby cities. On its website, Hudson Bike Share pledged in 2015 to have a few parking stations in other towns, but never made good.The system has also had some technical problems in Hoboken, where sometimes, users punch a code into a bike to rent it, only to eventually get an error message saying the bike isn’t working.When asked about this for a recent Hoboken Reporter article, the company said they were working on the problems.There are plans to expand the program even further in 2018, according to the release.Watch out for PSE&G scamsPublic Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G) urges customers to be alert to payment scams. In the most common scam, phony callers lie and say there is an unpaid balance and demand immediate payment with a prepaid card. Recently the utility has received reports that scammers are using fake caller ID information to trick customers into thinking they are speaking with PSE&G.The only way to protect yourself against scams is to be cautious.“Just because the caller ID says it’s PSE&G, doesn’t mean it’s PSE&G,” said Greg Dunlap, PSE&G vice president of customer operations. “When in doubt, hang up and call the number listed on your bill or the PSE&G website.”While PSE&G accepts credit cards, prepaid cards, and money transfers to pay bills, they never demand a specific type of payment or threaten immediate service termination. Before terminating service, PSE&G alerts customers in a number of ways: messages on their bill, letters, and phone calls.Report all scam attempts by calling your utility and local police department and file a complaint with the FTC at www.ftc.gov/complaint.Thomas M. Venino recognized on Wall of Honor at Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical CenterHackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center has posthumously honored Thomas M. Venino, Sr., Esq., during a special Wall of Honor dedication ceremony in the hospital’s main lobby.Members of the Venino family, board members and team members all gathered together to pay tribute to Venino, described as as a well-loved and respected member of the Palisades family.“Mr. Venino will now be perpetually memorialized as a member of the Wall of Honor for his extraordinary efforts in advancing the mission of Palisades Medical Center and his many contributions to foster exceptional medical care for all members of the community,” said Anthony J. Passannante Jr., M.D., FACC, acting president of Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center.On Sept. 10, 1978, Venino and a group of committed volunteers from the North Hudson-South Bergen community helped fulfill a longstanding dream. What had once been North Hudson Hospital was relocated to a new home on the North Bergen waterfront – the site of the new Palisades Medical Center.“Mr. Venino and the other founders did everything that needed to be done to ensure that the hospital’s doors were open to serve our community,” said Dr. Passannante. “He was instrumental in galvanizing public support, purchasing the land and providing input on needed services and programs.”In the decades to follow, Tom and his late wife, Joan, served in many volunteer leadership roles for Palisades Medical Center and the Foundation – Tom as a member of the Board of Governors, serving as Chairman from 1978-81, and Joan as an officer and dedicated member of the Hospital Auxiliary. The Venino family’s dedicated service continues today as their son Thomas M. Venino, Jr., Esq., is a current member of the hospital’s Board of Governors.Venino, a long-time resident of Weehawken, was an attorney and community leader. Generations of the Venino family are well-known for managing Venino & Venino, Esqs, a North Bergen law firm which was established in 1913. In addition to his volunteer efforts and philanthropic support of Palisades Medical Center, Mr. Venino also supported countless non-profit and charitable organizations in our area.Menendez calls for investigation into reversal of EPA chemical safety standardsFollowing a report by the New York Times that exposed the Trump administration’s efforts to revise the way the federal government evaluates the health and environmental risks of hazardous chemicals, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez has called on the EPA Inspector General Arthur A. Elkins Jr. to immediately investigate alleged political interference in EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.“I am writing to request that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of the Inspector General initiate an investigation into a recent New York Times report detailing political interference, suppression of science, and prioritization of industry recommendations over public health in EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, and throughout the agency at large,” Sen. Menendez’s letter said.He asked for an investigation into the suppression of science relating to the public health impacts of toxic and dangerous chemicals; the use of “administratively determined” hiring practices, and the extent to which these practices are used to circumvent EPA’s ethics or conflict of interest standards; and deference to industry requests, rather than scientific and technical analysis, in the context of the agency’s rulemaking process. Saint Augustine School’s eighth grade participated in virtual online courses with a high school teacher from Union Catholic. This fall the lesson is language. In the spring they will learn sociology. As a part of the course the students learn management, responsibility, as well as other skills. West New York School Board election is Nov. 7.Voters will head to the polls Nov. 7 to fill three open spots on the West New York school board. Eight people are running for the three spots. Two slates – each featuring three people – are on the ballot. There are also two separate candidates. Voters can choose any three.Children First is the slate backed by West New York Mayor Felix Roque. The slate features Jose Mendoza, who owns a marketing company in town; Maite Fernandez, president of the West New York Little League; and Board V.P. Damarys Gonzalez, the lone incumbent this year. Gonzalez is also the administrative assistant for the West New York Department of Public Safety. The slate has touted its efforts in district this year, including renovation of the Harry L. Bain Public School and the opening of the Freshman Academy.The Save Our Schools slate debuted last year as a grassroots alternative to Children First. It features Alex Navas, a resident who ran last year; Melinda Saunders, who also ran last year; and Nicholas Behncke, a frequent board critic. The group has criticized the board’s spending habits and has pushed for independent, third party testing of water, mold, and asbestos in the district’s schools, after Newark schools were found to have elevated lead in their water last year.Candidates John Smith, who unsuccessfully ran last year, and Johanna M. Ortez, round out the remaining contenders. Board members Steven Rodas and Dennise Mejia are vacating their seats. When the West New York Reporter tried getting voting hours from the town clerk’s office, the office directed the Reporter to call the school board.A person answering at the board office said she believed the voting hours were from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., but was not entirely sure. She requested contact information so the board could call back with the information. However, when asked for her name, she again requested the caller’s name instead.center_img ×Saint Augustine School’s eighth grade participated in virtual online courses with a high school teacher from Union Catholic. This fall the lesson is language. In the spring they will learn sociology. As a part of the course the students learn management, responsibility, as well as other skills.last_img read more

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Le Pain Quotidien’s former MD opens artisan bakery in Bristol

first_imgPinkmans aims to be the “go-to place” for Bristol foodies, with Steven Whibley as a co-founder. Whibley said: “Bristol is recognised as the UK’s regional food capital, with its amazing food and drink culture, its distinct character and fantastic local produce, as well as the hills and the bridge, it’s the San Francisco of the UK. I can’t think of anywhere better to live and work.”Whibley used to run Le Pain Quotidien (LPQ) in London, which he left in 2011. He wanted to create a new range of bread, which was the inspiration behind Pinkmans, which he runs with Troels Bendix, who he met while at LPQ, and Michael Engler. Engler was the former head pastry chef at L’enclume restaurant in Cumbria for nine years.Pinkmans has opened in the city centre, and specialises in breads and pastries, as well as catering for the lunch and evening meal markets, with offerings such as soup and meatballs. The bakery is also open until 10pm, to catch evening trade.Whibley said: “We decided to open on Park Street because although Bristol has a number of great bakeries, there was nobody baking on what we see as Bristol’s most iconic street.As well as offering a takeaway service, there are also ledges for customers to perch at, and large communal tables. The open bakery kitchen’s wood-fired stone ovens produce bakes including ‘sour dough-nuts’ and sourdough pizza.Whibley added: “We know where every ingredient comes from and why. No artificial preservatives or colourings and no GM.”last_img read more