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No deal on pay transparency

first_img THE government is unlikely to win concessions on pay transparency for banks but will instead secure a promise to increase lending to small and medium-sized businesses.Despite a campaign by some politicians, who have called for banks to reveal how many employees receive over £1m in pay, divisions among banks make it unlikely that an agreement will be reached. Banks with a high portion of their revenues drawn from abroad – including HSBC, Barclays and Standard Chartered – have argued that revealing how many employees receive over a certain threshold would cause less well-paid employees to demand pay rises, causing wage inflation. They say that such rules should only be implemented if they are global to ensure “a level playing field”.Instead, banks will commit to increase their lending to small businesses by some £10bn.However, a lack of cooperation on pay transparency is likely to stir divisions within the coalition government. The Liberal Democrats have championed transparency.Lib Dem Treasury spokesman Lord Oakeshott said yesterday: “We are not going to be blackmailed.” He added that “the bonus problem… is the number one item in our coalition agreement”.He also emphasised the difference between the Tories’ position and that of his party, saying: “David Cameron is a Conservative prime minister, but that doesn’t mean we’re not going to implement the coalition agreement.”Further action on bankers’ pay has been championed by business secretary Vince Cable, but he is keeping a low profile after making unguarded statements about Rupert Murdoch to undercover reporters in December. whatsapp More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Share whatsapp Tags: NULL No deal on pay transparency Sunday 9 January 2011 11:05 pmlast_img read more

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A pub stock for the future: 1 FTSE 250 stock I’d buy now

first_img Image source: Getty Images. Ash Karandawala owns shares in Marston’s. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Marstons. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Pubs and bars have been dealt a hard blow to sales and revenue during lockdown. However, some hospitality companies are coping better than most and are showing signs of greater long-term potential. Marston’s (LSE:MARS) is one of these companies and a FTSE 250 stock I would invest in now. Marston’s operate 1,400 pubs, bars, and restaurants across the UK, along with its own brewing business, and employs around 14,000 people.It acted swiftly in March to reduce capital expenditure and scrap its 2020 dividend to save cash, but in previous years dividend yields have been high.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…While on-trade sales through pubs and bars have dropped massively in recent months, I expect Marston’s off-trade sales to supermarkets to be far higher than normal. More people have been buying alcohol to enjoy at home, and Marston’s business allows them to benefit from this and maintain some, albeit smaller, revenue streams. This also gives it an edge over competitors with no off-trade sales.FTSE 250 stock vs FTSE AIM UK 50 shareIn the UK, the demand for beer and ale is secure. It’s not affected by fashionable demand like some spirits and mixers. Take Aperol Spritz for example, huge in the 1950s, then unheard of for decades, only to make a sensational comeback in 2019.Fevertree Drinks is one company suffering after the gin and tonic fad seems to have come and passed. I view Fevertree as an acquisition target while its share price is almost 50% lower than its peak a couple of years ago. Focusing back on Marston’s, I believe there will always be a high demand for lagers and ales in the UK.Marston’s biggest news has been that of its joint venture with Carlsberg UK last month. A partnership with a giant like Carlsberg signifies the long-term growth potential of FTSE 250 stock Marston’s. As part of the deal, Marston’s will receive a cash equalisation payment of up to £273 million, which will help reduce debt and provide some financial flexibility. On top of this, synergies between the two companies will allow expected value creation and cost savings of around £24 million by the end of 2023. Good news all round for the future.The delayed interim results released on 26th June held no surprises. First-half profits fell by more than 70% after a £40 million hit to revenues led to a drop in the share price. However, the whole sector is suffering, and while smaller businesses crumble, the larger companies will be able to hold their own and likely gain market share. That’s why I believe now is a good time to buy this FTSE 250 stock while the share price is relatively low.Foolish final wordThe recovery starts soon. The UK government announced that on 4th July, pubs can reopen their doors with certain restrictions. Marston’s benefits from 90% of its pubs having outside space which means they can accommodate to these restrictions better than most.I think it is far from last orders for this FTSE 250 stock and I predict a bright future. I’d pick Marston’s for strong share price growth and healthy dividends in the years to come. A pub stock for the future: 1 FTSE 250 stock I’d buy now I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Ash Karandawala | Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 | More on: FEVR MARS 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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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Covid vaccine: two FTSE 100 shares I’d buy NOW

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Covid vaccine: two FTSE 100 shares I’d buy NOW Image source: Getty Images 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Edward Sheldon owns shares in Smith & Nephew. The Motley Fool UK has recommended RELX. 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. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA Edward Sheldon, CFA | Thursday, 12th November, 2020 | More on: REL SN After news broke on Monday that Pfizer has developed an effective Covid-19 vaccine, many FTSE 100 shares soared. Plenty of beaten-up stocks that were depressed due to the pandemic jumped 20% to 30%.If the Pfizer vaccine – which has been described as a “game-changer” – is as effective as they say it is, the Footsie could keep rising. With that in mind, here’s a look at two FTSE 100 shares I’d buy now to capitalise on a potential market rebound.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…A FTSE 100 stock with huge growth potentialOne FTSE 100 share that I believe will benefit from the rollout of a Covid-19 vaccine is Smith & Nephew (LSE: SN). It’s a leading healthcare company that specialises in joint replacement systems (hip and knee implants), advanced wound management solutions, and surgical robotics.Smith & Nephew’s share price is down significantly this year. The reason the stock has crashed is that the pandemic has had a substantial negative impact on sales. With hospitals around the world being overwhelmed by Covid-19 patients, many elective surgeries, such as joint replacements, have been postponed. Recently however, elective surgeries have picked up. If the Pfizer vaccine means a return to normality in the not-too-distant future, SN should enjoy further sales growth.I believe Smith & Nephew’s long-term prospects are attractive, as the company is set to enjoy tailwinds from the world’s ageing population. By 2030, it’s expected that there will be roughly 1.4bn people globally aged 60 or older. That represents an increase of more than 50% on the number of over-60s worldwide back in 2015. This growth in the number of over-60s is almost certainly likely to drive demand for hip and knee implants higher.SN is a high-quality company with an outstanding dividend track record. Since 1937, it has paid a dividend every year. Even when sales slumped during Covid-19, it did not cut its payout. I’d buy this top FTSE 100 healthcare stock now while its share price is still depressed.Is data the new oil? Another high-quality FTSE 100 share I’d buy now to take advantage of a possible vaccine bounce is RELX (LSE:REL). It’s a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers.RELX shares are currently down around 15% from their 2020 highs. One reason for the share price weakness is that the company generates some of its revenues from exhibitions. This segment of the business has been disrupted quite badly by lockdowns across the world. If a vaccine is rolled out shortly however, this part of the business should recover.I’ve said before that in today’s digital world, RELX looks well placed for long-term growth due to its data and analytics expertise. As businesses increasingly turn to data to make better decisions and be more productive, RELX should benefit. It’s worth noting that the company has been on a buying spree over the last 12 months, spending nearly £1bn on acquisitions. This should enhance its data and analytics power going forward.Interestingly, in the first half of 2020, it was one of the most bought UK shares by fund managers. Clearly, the professionals have seen RELX’s share price weakness as a buying opportunity.I agree that the share price dip has created an investment opportunity. I’d buy this FTSE 100 stock today.last_img read more

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Federal Judge Rejects USDA Changes to H-2A Program

first_img By NAFB News Service – Dec 28, 2020 Federal Judge Rejects USDA Changes to H-2A Program Home Indiana Agriculture News Federal Judge Rejects USDA Changes to H-2A Program Facebook Twitter SHARE A federal court in California issued a preliminary injunction against the Labor Department’s decision to freeze farm workers’ wages for those that use the H-2A Guestworker Program.Fruit and Nut Grower News is reporting the freeze would effectively lower the wages of several hundred thousand guest farm workers employed by U.S. farmers.A preliminary injunction was issued in federal court in Fresno, California, in a lawsuit filed by the United Farm Workers and the UFW Foundation, with both groups represented by Farm Worker Justice.The new regulation was to take effect on December 21 and regulate wages beginning in January. A Farmworker news release says the Department of Labor has estimated that H-2A guest workers would lose wages totaling $57 million in 2021, $139 million in 2022, and an average of $170 million annually over 10 years.The DOL also says that U.S. farm workers not under the H-2A program will also lose wages. The H-2A program has been expanding in recent years. More than 275,000 visas were approved by the DOL under the program in the fiscal year 2020. The State Department also issued more than 204,000 H-2A visas in 2019. SHARE Previous articleTrump Signs Appropriations, COVID Relief BillNext articleChinese Ag Purchases Crucial During the Pandemic NAFB News Service Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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City’s Arts and Culture Commission to Meet, Discuss Moving Sculpture

first_img Community News Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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. First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty The City of Pasadena’s Arts and Culture Commission meets Wednesday, January 11, to review and approve Annual Grants Program Guidelines for fiscal year 2017-2018, and a receive the final report on the conduct of Fall Art Night 2016.This is an information only presentation. No action is being taken by the Commission.The scuplture, Two Open Rectangles Gyratory by artist George Rickey, is a 25′ abstract kinetic sculpture with two movable forms on two pronged fork base. It is currently at Parsons, 00 W. Walnut Street in PasadenaEvery year, the Commission approves changes to the annual Grants Program guidelines, in order to maximize the public benefit of grant funds to the community.For fiscal year 2017-2018, Pasadena Cultural Affairs Manager Rochelle Branch said staff is recommending a revision of the text under Guidelines and Applications to emphasize the importance of “public benefit” as it relates to the Pasadena community.The change in the text is meant to emphasize the need for grant applicants to articulate how their proposed program can be of benefit to the entire community, as opposed to a narrow constituency within Pasadena.The other proposed change will be to update the Resource Guide for publicizing events funded by the Annual Grants Program.Pasadena’s Annual Grants Program awards funding to eligible arts and culture organizations and individuals for proposed programming that would benefit the greater Pasadena community. Applications are reviewed by a selection panel composed of arts and culture professionals in the community, and approved by the Arts and Culture Commission.Branch will also present a report Wednesday on the 2016 Fall Art Night, which was the 35th Art Night Pasadena.In a staff report, Branch summarized the conduct of Art Night 2016 as generally successful, reaching over 20,600 patrons, with at least 41 percent of them saying they were new to the event.“ArtNight Pasadena continues to be a popular, unique event that attracts both local and regional audiences,” Branch said in the report. “ArtNight continually incorporates new programming at each event and has the potential for future expansion.”Branch is expected to provide more detailed summaries of Fall 2016 Art Night during the meeting.The Commission will also tackle a proposal for quorum change in its subcommittees, and later on listen to reports by the Commission Chair, Tiffany Owens, and from the Community Development, Grants and Public Art subcommittees, as well as a comment from the Design Commission.The Arts and Culture Commission will meet at the Hearing Room at Hale Building, 175 N. Garfield Avenue in Pasadena, starting at 5:30 p.m. Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Government City’s Arts and Culture Commission to Meet, Discuss Moving Sculpture From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 | 8:15 pmlast_img read more

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first_imgNews UpdatesJustice Gita Mittal Conferred Arline Pacht Global Vision Award By International Association of Women Judges LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK5 May 2021 4:30 AMShare This – xIn a first for an Indian jurist, Justice Gita Mittal, former Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, has been conferred with the prestigious Arline Pacht Global Vision Award for 2021 by the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ). “The conferment of this award by the IAWJ is a recognition that my efforts were of some meaning,” Justice Mittal said. The Award will be presented at IAWJ’s Biennial Conference during the virtual opening ceremony on May 7, 2021. She shares the honour with Justice Margarita Luna Ramos of Mexico.Advertisement “To me access to justice is not synonymous with access to courts. It is much more. It includes empowering every human being to recognize their right to equality in every sense; in then taking that courageous step to first finding the way and then approaching any available system (including the justice dispensation one) to ensure its meaningful availability. This has meant not only educating but making available affordable access to every human being,” Justice Mittal said.Advertisement She stated that in her court administration, equality, including that of gender and opportunity to those marginalized (the transgender, the acid violence survivor, the disabled) was ensured. “I can only say that I worked hard and honestly to provide equal justice and access to courts to all. The current pandemic tested me to the utmost and I hope I brought some succour through my position as a judge in the orders which I passed and actions which I took even during these difficult times,” she added.Advertisement Advertisement About Justice Gita Mittal Justice Gita Mittal was the first woman to serve as the Chief Justice of J&K High Court. During her 28-months long tenure, she initiated many programmes to make justice available to all, especially women. She launched a YouTube channel for the J&K courts, beside a unique programme called ‘Insaaf Ki Dastak’ to enable litigants residing in remote, far-flung areas of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh to file cases via existing postal service, without having to visit Courts. She also set up ‘camp courts’ in different locations.Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement At present, Justice Mittal is the Chairperson of Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC), an independent, self-regulatory body for general entertainment channels set up by the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF). She is the first woman to hold this position. Justice Mittal is an alumna of Campus Law Centre, Delhi University, and began practicing in 1981. She was appointed as an Additional Judge of Delhi High Court in July, 2004, and was confirmed in February, 2006. Having been appreciated for several of her initiatives and verdicts, she received the Distinguished Alumna Award in 2008 from the Vice President of India, awarded by the Lady Shriram College for Women. She served as the Acting Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court in April, 2017 and took oath as the Chief Justice of the Jammu & Kashmir High Court on 11th August, 2018. She demitted the CJ office on December 8, 2020. Justice Mittal became a member of the International Association of Women Judges in 2005. She presented papers at IAWJ Biennial / Regional Conferences at Panama, London, Arusha, South Korea, New Zealand and Philippines and was also invited to the Vatican to speak at a summit of Judges and Prosecutors on Human Trafficking. Additionally, she was invited to contribute to national and international discussions at various forums and to present papers on topics including those relating to Access to Justice for the disadvantaged; Gender issues; Protection of human rights; Death penalty; impact of incarceration on women; equality in judicial appointments among others. About Arline Pacht Global Vision Award The Arline Pacht Global Vision Award was constituted in 2016 and is presented to a sitting or retired woman judge to recognize her long-term contribution to the IAWJ and the IAWJ’s goals which encompass “promoting and protecting the human rights of and equal justice under the rule of law for all people, but especially for women and children; promoting and empowering women judges who can help uproot gender bias, end discriminatory laws, advance gender-responsive courts, ensure access to justice and promote human rights for all.” Many distinguished jurists have been integral members of IAWJ. These have included Chief Justices Brenda Hale from the UK, Beverly McLachlin from Canada, Georgina Wood from Ghana, Dame Sian Elias from New Zealand, Graciela Dixon from Panama, Sushila Karki from Nepal and several Supreme Court judges among others. From the Indian judiciary, Justices Sujata Manohar and Ruma Pal from the Supreme Court and several High Court judges have been its members. Founded in 1991 with its headquarters in Washington, IAWJ is an ecosystem of more than 6000 global women judges from over 100 countries. IAWJ’s members represent all levels of the judiciary worldwide, creating a powerful network of influential leaders united by their commitment to equal justice and the rule of law. It works with its members around the world to cultivate a growing global network of women judges in order to create opportunities for judicial exchange, pioneer judicial education programs that advance human rights, eliminate gender bias from judicial systems, promote judicial leadership and enhance equal access to the courts. The IAWJ annually recognizes distinguished world leaders through its Arline Pacht Global Vision Award and the Human Rights Award. Official Website: http://www.iawj.org/TagsJustice Gita Mittal Arline Pacht Global Vision Award International Association of Women Judges Subscribe 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

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first_imgTop StoriesHeld On Sedition Charge, YSR Congress Party’s Elected MP K. Raghu Rama Krishna Raju Moves Supreme Court Seeking Bail Sparsh Upadhyay15 May 2021 10:38 PMShare This – xChallenging the Andhra Pradesh High Court’s May 15 order, refusing to entertain his bail application, Kanumuri Raghurama Krishnam Raju, an elected Member of Parliament (YSR Congress party) from Narasapuram Parliamentary constituency in Andhra Pradesh has moved the Supreme Court.He was arrested on Friday (May 14) on the charges of sedition and was taken to the Crime Investigation Department (CID) office in Guntur district.Advertisement It has been alleged that Raju, who is an outspoken critic of Andhra Pardesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy (his own party head) has been indulging in hate speeches against certain communities and promoting disaffection against the Government, which will cause loss of faith in the Government and also cause disturbances. Refusing to entertain his bail application, the Andhra Pradesh High Court yesterday saidAdvertisement “This Court, as well as the Sessions Court, have got concurrent jurisdiction, this Court is not inclined to entertain this petition directly without moving the same before the trial Judge, where entire material including remand report will be available on his production.”Appeal before the Supreme CourtRaju, represented by Senior counsel B. Adinarayana Rao has averred before the Supreme Court that High Court’s order directing him to approach Lower Court first is contrary to settled principles of law.Advertisement Advertisement He has also submitted that the State has filed FIR against him as he is critical of the functioning of the Chief Minister and his Government and that the High Court failed to note that he is an elected MP and a responsible citizen.Further, he has also argued that the case against him is “nothing but a case of personal vendetta” of the Chief Minister and that CM has been using state police machinery against his political opponent.Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Importantly, it has been submitted that the High Court failed to look into the facts and circumstances of the case and that his arrest amounts to a violation of his freedom of speech and expression. High Court’s May 15 OrderRaju had moved a Bail Application before the High Court to enlarge in a matter registered for the offences punishable under Sections 124-A, 153(A), 505 r/w 120- B of Indian Penal Code, 1860 (for short ‘IPC’).As he had not moved an application seeking bail before the Sessions Judge, this Court has taken objection for the same, to this, it was submitted that there was concurrent jurisdiction in entertaining bail applications by the High Court as well as the Sessions Court.In this backdrop, the Court had said,”The guidelines framed for hearing bail applications during Summer Vacation-2021 allows High Court to hear Bail applications if bail is refused by Magistrates and Sessions Judges/Additional Sessions Judges…As per the guidelines, it is very much clear that only against the orders passed dismissing the bail application by thetrial Court, then only, bail application can be moved before this Court.” In that view of the matter, the Court was not inclined to entertain the petition seeing bail and the same was thus, dismissed. However, Raju was given the liberty to approach the concerned trial Judge and seek necessary reliefs.Raju has also given a written representation to the district court in Guntur alleging that the CID police had beaten him. TagsKanumuri Raghurama Krishnam Raju YSR Congress YSR Congress Party K. Raghu Rama Krishna Raju Supreme Court Sedition Subscribe 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

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Brexit negotiations at an “end game”

first_img Pinterest Brexit negotiations at an “end game” Negotiations between the EU and UK are at an “end game”, according to the Foreign Affairs Minister. EU and UK officials are holding talks in Brussels, to try to resolve the ongoing controversy over the Brexit withdrawal agreement, aimed at avoiding a hard border on the island of Ireland.The European Commission is taking legal action, after the British government announced it would seek to overrule parts of the agreement.Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney says the talks will be difficult:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/covney10am-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – October 9, 2020 Twittercenter_img Google+ Facebook Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Harps come back to win in Waterford Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Previous articleCouncil Artists’ Bursary Scheme 2020 now openNext articleLifford-Stranorlar remains area with highest Covid rate News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Feedback

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. FeedbackOn 18 Jul 2000 in Personnel Today Lew Swift, HR director, Aintree Hospital Trust• “I don’t think the Government is trying to brand people as skivers. I think it is trying to cut down on the enormous drain on the pension funds of people retiring early on grounds of ill-health.In the NHS there is a high incidence of sickness retirement but most of it is back injury which arises out of the work people do. The NHS has become extremely strict. It is not easy to get ill-health retirement.”Claire Ward, social services personnel team leader, Nottingham City Council• “Rules on early retirement in local government were changed in 1997. It was perceived that a lot of staff were taking early retirement on grounds of ill-health.It is now very hard to do this. We have a national shortage of people and we are trying everything we can to keep them.”Jackie Wiltshire, head of personnel, Wokingham District Council • “Ill-health retirement has been used as a substitute for good management but the emphasis now is on prevention. We are introducing policies to help staff balance work and other parts of their lives.”Fred Broughton, chairman, Police Federation of England and Wales• “Medical retirements are bound to be higher in the police service than other public-sector professions because of the very nature of the job and the risks that are involved.” Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more

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Historic Homes Being Recognized With Plaques

first_imgThe home is in the heart of Ocean City’s Historic District. By DONALD WITTKOWSKIA stroll along the tree-lined streets of Ocean City’s Historic District reveals a collection of alluring homes from the late 1800s and early 1900s.Among them are Folk Victorian, Queen Anne, Dutch Colonial Revival, Italianate and Second Empire houses reflecting the architectural styles popular in the Victorian and Edwardian eras that bookended Ocean City’s founding by a group of Methodist ministers in 1879 as a religious seaside resort.In the past 30 years, more than 100 homes in the Historic District have been designated with plaques that note the year they were built. Now, the city’s Historic Preservation Commission is planning to recognize other homes with similar plaques as an expression of appreciation to their owners.“We ask those people to hold their houses to a higher standard. They do deserve some reward,” said Ken Cooper, who serves as vice chairman of the Historic Preservation Commission.The COVID-19 pandemic has delayed the commission from presenting the plaques. However, there are tentative plans for one or two members of the commission to meet with some of the homeowners for a socially distanced awards ceremony, Cooper noted.“Most people are really honored to receive them,” he said in an interview Saturday.Cooper estimated that 100 to 135 homes have received plaques since the Historic District was created by Ocean City in 1991. He wasn’t immediately sure how many plaques will be handed out in the next round.Cooper explained that some homeowners invest a considerable amount of time and money to preserve and refurbish their historic houses – all while adhering to rules governing the district.“I really believe that people in the Historic District deserve some recognition for following all of the regulations,” he said.Some of the historic homes in line for plaques are three “Tabernacle cottages” next to each other on Fifth Street.Among the historic homes that will receive the plaques are three remaining “Tabernacle cottages” grouped together on Fifth Street between Central and Wesley avenues, Cooper said.They were among 33 cottages built in the late 1800s by the Reverends Ezra B. Lake, S. Wesley Lake and James E. Lake, the brothers who founded Ocean City along with the Rev. William H. Burrell. The cottages were clustered together near the original Ocean City Tabernacle, the religious center of town in those days.In the 1980s, a trend began for developers to demolish older homes and replace them with duplexes. In 1988, Ocean City added a Historic Preservation Plan to its master plan. Three years later, the city designated the Ocean City Residential Historic District, according to the Historic Preservation Plan.Overall, the Historic District roughly stretches from Third to Eighth streets and includes Wesley, Ocean, and Central avenues within those borders.The Historic Preservation Commission, as a general rule, must approve demolition, new construction or rehabilitation projects within the district. Its mission is to protect and preserve the city’s historically significant housing stock.Last September, the commission denied a property owner’s request for permission to tear down a 118-year-old house at 615 Wesley Avenue to make room for a new duplex.The home’s original history dating to 1902 isn’t immediately clear, but over the years it has variously served as the Genevieve Guest House and the Koo-Koo’s Nest bed and breakfast, according to online real estate records.Lately, it has been listed for sale at $999,000. The house includes five bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms within 5,250 square feet of space.The house has been classified as a “key building” in the Historic District, the highest ranking for historically significant structures.Ideally, the Historic Preservation Commission would like to see someone buy the house and restore it.A historic house on Central Avenue near Third Street has a plaque showing that it dates to 1880.last_img read more

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