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Super Rugby 2013 Plays of the Week Rounds 6, 7, & 8

first_imgFriday Apr 12, 2013 Super Rugby 2013 Plays of the Week Rounds 6, 7, & 8 Plays of the Week are back and we’ve got plenty to keep you entertained, as the working week comes to a close and the rugby weekend hots up. Today we’re catching up on the three latest videos, as we know you love Rugby HQ’s Plays. This weekend there isn’t any top-tier international rugby, Sevens or otherwise, so it’s all about Super Rugby, PRO12, Top 14, and Aviva Premiership. There was a game earlier today actually, as the Highlanders lost to the Brumbies in Dunedin.In fact the Highlanders have been taking a beating of late, not just on the scorecard. We saw recently that one of their players in particular took a nasty knock, and another handed one out.So far this season almost every Super Rugby match has provided a talking point, be it good or bad, so Plays of the Week is usually a great way to catch up on all the best – and worst – bits.As they haven’t been posted for a while, what we’ve done below is include all three latest Plays videos, but in a slight different way to usual. The Youtube playlists weren’t proving popular with some, so you can now simply click on the page numbers below to be taken to the next video.If that’s too complicated, you can also click these handy links:Plays of the Week Round 7 | Plays of the Week Round 6Round 8, the latest instalment, is below. Enjoy, and have a great weekend.Round 7Round 6Have you browsed the archives? For more like these, check out the Plays of the Week section. Credit as always to Fox Sports and Rugby HQADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Plays of the Week Related Articles 123 WEEKS AGO WATCH: France destroy Wales in Women’s Six… 138 WEEKS AGO Waikato winger scores four tries in epic… 304 WEEKS AGO The Wraparound from Rugby HQ – Week 27 From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart 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

360° Building / Isay Weinfeld

first_imgManufacturers: Cecrisa, Cerâmica Atlas, Deca, Eliane, Itaunas, Jatobá, La Fonte, NGK, Portinari, Portobello, REFAX, StoneCollaborators:Domingos Pascali, Marcelo AlvarengaGeneral Contractor:Barbara Engenharia e Construção LtdaStructural Engineering:Esteng Estrutural EngenhariaProject Manager:Elena ScarabotoloDesign Team:Gabriel Bicudo, Manoel MaiaCity:São PauloCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsSuspension SystemsGustafsSlated Timber Ceiling in EQT Corporate HeadquartersText description provided by the architects. 360º Building is located in São Paulo, the largest city in Brazil, where currently over 10 million people live spread over 1,525 km2. In this setting, unfortunately the “norm” is to live not at one’s best, but crammed and confined, and to commute long distances everyday between home, work and other commitments, by car, bus, or subway. The time left for leisure is scarce, and few are the options to enjoy activities in the open air.Save this picture!Planta Aptos. Cobertura+ 25Mindful of the urban reality in São Paulo, of the market and of the client brief, we have strived to introduce 360º Building as an alternative to the vertical multi-family housing “model”, which, in its commonest form, merely stacks up apartment units – ordinary, compact and closed onto themselves.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG360º Building, rising on top of the ridge separating the districts of Alto de Pinheiros and Alto da Lapa – a geographic location that offers privileged sights of the surrounding area and the city -, features 62 elevated homes with yards: real yards, not balconies, designed as genuine living spaces, wide, airy and bright. It will present 7 types of apartments – either 130, 170, 250 or 415 m2 – combined in sets of 2, 3 or 4 units per floor, in 6 different arrangements.Save this picture!Corte BLeaving the street and past the reception, a suspended walkway leads to the building’s lobby, surrounded on all sides by a reflective pool. Down one floor, on the ground level, entertaining areas and other facilities – gym, lounge, party room and laundry – will be located, as also the janitor’s living quarters. Further down, are 3 parking levels, and, on the lowermost level, employees quarters, storage and engine rooms, in addition to a sauna and an outdoor swimming pool. The land, a steep downwards slope, allows the lower levels to be semi-subterranean, always keeping 2 sides open to the light and to ventilation.The building projects to all sides showing no distinction between main and secondary  façades.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessSingle-Family House / idASelected ProjectsDALE /Unbuilt ProjectProject locationAddress:São Paulo, São Paulo – State of São Paulo, BrazilLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2013 360° Building / Isay WeinfeldSave this projectSave360° Building / Isay Weinfeld Area:  2797 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Brazil Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs CopyApartments, Residential•São Paulo, Brazil Apartments Architects: Isay Weinfeld Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img 360° Building / Isay Weinfeld Year:  “COPY” Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 25 Share “COPY” ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projectslast_img read more

Call to back Aer Lingus takeover

first_imgLinkedin NewsCall to back Aer Lingus takeoverBy Bernie English – February 26, 2015 738 Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Aer Lingus planeA LEADING Mid West businessman has said that the takeover of Aer Lingus should be supported.Meanwhile, speaking at the same event, the new CEO of the IDA, Martin Shanahan, said that the development company plans to drive growth of between 30 and 40 per cent into the region in terms of foreign direct investment.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up But he added that the airport “provides key connectivity for the region and that needs to continue”.Mr Shanahan and Harry Fehily of Holms O’Malley Sexton (HOMS) were speaking at the Shannon Chamber of Commerce Spring lunch and networking event.HOMS were the main sponsors of the event.Against a baclground of much protest that the Government should use its shareholding to block the sale to IAG, Mr Fehily said that the takeover “would bring fundamental change to doing business but it should be supported”.Making a short speech on behalf of the sponsers, he also called for the three third level institutions in the region – the University of Limerick, the Limericck Institute of Technology and Mary Immaculte College – to be “brought iunder one umbrella. This should be expediated,” he said.Mr Shanahan had to leave urgently for a business appointment and was not available to answer further questions on the matter of the takeover while Mr Shanahan said he would “say no more” on the matter at this time. Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Emailcenter_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSAer LingusfeaturedIAGlimerickShannon Previous articleShannon Heritage bags prestigious GPO contractNext article€7 million contract for Shannon Heritage Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Redefining Property Preservation Contract Work

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Contract preservation Property Preservation Redefining Property Preservation Contract Work Contract preservation Property Preservation 2019-12-09 Seth Welborn December 9, 2019 1,887 Views Share Save Previous: Gazing Into the Crystal Ball: 2020 Housing Next: Banking Committee Approves HUD’s Nomination of Brian Montgomery The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Jerry Mavellia has more than 20 years’ REO property management, property preservation, and construction experience. Mavellia successfully built an organization of over 800 employees and 30 field offices across the country. He managed all iterations of the HUD single-family management program dating back to 1993. Mavellia also led the Fannie Mae REO Field Service Contract Team, which scored No. 1 in service nationally for 36 consecutive months. He has trained and mentored vast numbers of contract, project, quality assurance, and field managers across the industry, as well as recruited and tutored countless small businesses that are successful field service providers today. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Louis Salerno, Esq. in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Print Features Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Redefining Property Preservation Contract Work  Print This Post Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Jerry Mavellia Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Editor’s note: This feature originally appeared in the December issue of DS News.Property Preservation Business Owners (PPBO) hire independent contractors for a large percentage of field services performed for government and commercial contracts. These contracts have strict performance standards, which PPBOs must adhere to in order to be deemed “in compliance.” National PPBOs service assets country-wide, therefore, it is impossible for them to rely only on employees to fulfill obligations under their contracts.Invariably, conflict arises between PPBOs and their independent contractors about compensation, scheduling, the scope of work, and efficiency of effort. It is not unheard of for independent contractors to have opinions about the way they are treated in the industry, and a strong belief that the PPBOs are getting rich on the backs of their work.The Department of Labor, the IRS, and state workforce agencies have been cracking down on businesses that are believed to be misclassifying employees as independent contractors. The housing market is cyclical, as evidenced during 2007–2009. As the crash worsened and foreclosures increased tenfold, PPBOs were flooded with work, requiring a commitment to extraordinary measures just to keep up with demand. During the crisis, there was an explosion of new players in the field, but this has since settled down with consolidation and attrition in the industry.As the inventory of foreclosed assets have decreased, PPBOs have ventured into new areas of revenue generation. Much has changed in the area of property preservation for PPBOs to survive in this new environment, and we need to take our heads out of the sand and embrace the opportunity for reinvention that is compatible with the modern changes taking place in America’s workforce.The Lay of the LandThe United States has experienced the longest period of sustained economic growth in several generations due to innovative business models that combine ideas, technology, and talent to create something new. Many of these business models did not exist prior to the recession of 2007–2009. Businesses have adopted machine learning, artificial intelligence, and robotics to increase efficiency and spur growth. Today’s economy enjoys conveniences and on-demand functionality that are different than just a few years ago. This new paradigm is called the “gig economy.” Central to how the gig economy works is how labor is managed. States such as California and Massachusetts are leading the way in defining this new economy.Assembly Bill 5 in California addresses a complicated question with a simple three-pronged test. The question is whether a person doing a task is to be classified as an employee or as an independent contractor. The answer addresses every element of labor and employment law including hours of work, wages, income tax, unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation, and mandatory sick leave.This ABC test, as it has been called, looks at autonomy (Prong A), meaning the worker must be free from “control and direction” by the employer over how and where they do the work. Secondly, the worker must perform work outside the employer’s “usual course of business” (Prong B). Finally, the worker needs to operate as “customarily engaged in an independently established trade, occupation, or business” (Prong C). The PPBO’s vendor agreement must prove all three prongs.Penalties can be severe. Employers who incorrectly classify workers must pay the unpaid state income tax, unemployment insurance, and disability insurance that it would have paid were the contractor an employee. The IRS can charge back FICA and payroll taxes. California intends to collect an estimated $7 billion annually from businesses that have evaded paying these payroll taxes. This legislation is guaranteed to start a national debate over how industrial era labor laws need to be rewritten to reflect 21st century nuances and concerns.How prevalent is independent contractor misclassification? The New York Labor Department completed more than 12,000 audits and investigations in 2014, resulting in more than $40 million in unpaid unemployment contributions. Similarly, Massachusetts audited more than 18,000 businesses in its last reported year and recovered $15.6 million from companies found to have misclassified independent contractors.In 2004, Massachusetts passed legislation that mandates the ABC test. Since then, the state has seen a lot of litigation over Prong B, the “usual course of business” rule, and it’s still not clear where the Prong B line is drawn. As a result, some companies have ceased doing business in the state and others have turned to hiring companies that have their own employees rather than individuals who may not meet the test.The Massachusetts statute is over 10 years old and never anticipated the gig economy. Since 2010, we have seen a loss in job security and pensions. In its place, workers hold multiple 1099 jobs. So long as PPBOs’ clients (financial institutions and government agencies) require adherence to strict performance standards, they will remain vulnerable to penalties under this new legislation. Laws such as A.B. 5 will presume workers are employees, entitled to all protections and benefits, unless they meet strict criteria as truly independent contractors.The Gig Economy ImpactThe focus on the gig economy has obscured the more widespread impact of the new law in traditional businesses, perhaps such as ours, where workers have been misclassified for years. Hundreds of thousands of construction workers, janitors, truckers, and others now paid as independent contractors may be entitled to earn minimum wage and overtime, receive unemployment insurance and family leave, and have bargaining rights.This new economy is allowing independent contractors to organize, creating an opportunity for states like California to establish a mechanism for Uber and Lyft drivers to unionize under the auspices of a state labor board, which could be extended to oversee union activity. The result may have crippling effects for PPBOs and their business model.At the 2019 Five Star Conference in Dallas, a panel discussed the strengthening of vendor relations in today’s market, but there was no clear mandate as to what this means. Taking a “wait and see” approach will only spell disaster. If we wait to see the effect, it will already be too late. We call upon all property preservation leaders to join together and draw a roadmap to guide the industry through this newly changing labor landscape.It has been estimated that, in order to comply with the new law in California, which takes effect on January 1, 2020, it would cost Uber $507 million and Lyft $290 million. Uber, which insists that its drivers don’t qualify as employees, has said it will force them to make claims for employment status individually. Together, these companies have committed $90 million to financing a 2020 ballot initiative to overturn the law, a quest that faces dubious prospects.What the rideshare industry is considering (and what PPBOs should start thinking about) is giving drivers greater benefits. Even after signing the bill, California’s governor continues to attempt to forge some compromise that might create a third category of worker—not a traditional, full-time employee, but rather an independent worker with certain enforceable rights and benefits.All of these scenarios suggest a rethinking about the role states play in protecting workers’ rights and economic security. As union membership declined, states have been the mechanism to ensure benefits including higher minimum wages, access to affordable health care, and portable retirement plans.Unless immediate attention is given to this problem, our industry may face huge losses that will have broad ramifications. A coalition of labor groups in New York has already proposed legislation modeled on the A.B. 5, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo has indicated support, saying he “does not like to lag California in anything.”PPBOs can create practical and sustainable independent contractor business models by re-examining those relationships. Such efforts can substantially increase their level of compliance and decrease or even eliminate misclassification exposure. For some companies, the quickest way is to reclassify independent contractors as employees or redistribute them with staffing companies. For those companies that wish to retain their independent contractor business model, compliance may come in the form of allowing the restructuring, re-documenting, and re-implementing of their independent contractor relationships consistent with applicable federal and state laws.In the end, if our industry is to remain profitable and continue to service banks and the government, we must lead the way by changing how we staff contracts. We propose that together, as an industry, we dedicate our talents and resources towards establishing practices that will act as a successful business model in the face of newly changing labor laws in the 21st century. Louis Salerno, Esq. represents numerous property preservation companies and is Chief Legal Counsel toGuardian Asset Management. From 2010 to 2014 Salerno was General Counsel at Asset Management Specialists. His background is as a corporate attorney who spent more than 20 years in Washington, D.C., practicing government contracts, vendor management, and employment law. A graduate of Villanova University School of Law, Salerno is a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Ohio. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Interventionist Judiciary Is A Necessary Shining Sword Of Modern Constitutionalism

first_imgColumnsInterventionist Judiciary Is A Necessary Shining Sword Of Modern Constitutionalism Mohan Katarki, Senior Advocate3 Jun 2020 9:59 PMShare This – xThe millions of migrants breathed a sigh of relief when the Supreme Court of India (SC) passed its interim directions on May 28 in a suo motu Public Interest Litigation (PIL) to redress their miseries caused by the unplanned lockdown to beat the coronavirus. However, the extraordinary intervention sparked a debate whether, SC should have refrained itself to the majoritarian art…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 millions of migrants breathed a sigh of relief when the Supreme Court of India (SC) passed its interim directions on May 28 in a suo motu Public Interest Litigation (PIL) to redress their miseries caused by the unplanned lockdown to beat the coronavirus. However, the extraordinary intervention sparked a debate whether, SC should have refrained itself to the majoritarian art of governance. Needless to say that the Supreme Court is the seat of justice for arbitrating between the individuals in respect of property matter, contractual rights or issues touching their personal matters, deciding on criminality of accused, adjudicating on federal disputes and finally, exercising extraordinary power of judicial review to enforce the fundamental rights of millions against the mighty State power. Undoubtedly, its role in the enforcement of the fundamental rights goes to the root of constitutional governance. However, this enforcement of fundamental rights itself has two dimensions. The traditional role in upholding fundamental freedoms touch civil liberties including free speech and activist approach in implementing the socio economic rights which are claims or positive rights to food, shelter, health, etc. The framers of the Constitution of India (COI) in 1950 unhesitatingly chose to enact a limited form of Government. The idea of holding the State as accountable before ordinary court of law was uppermost in their design of things for constitution. Going beyond to English doctrine of judicial review over administrative actions, the framers vested powers in the High Courts and Supreme Court to take a dig at the legislations passed by the Parliament or State legislatures. Even the constitutional amendments were not given immunity from amenability to judicial review. The suggestion coming from legal luminaries that SC should have deference towards the majoritarian decisions has no foundation in modern constitutionalism. Indeed, idea is a ghost of authoritarianism. Those who think of fitting such idea in to the democratic constitution must know that they are trying to fit square peg in a round hole.  Moreover, the present representative system is imperfect. The first past the post system of election depend on securing more votes than rivals which may not constitute a majority of the votes polled in the election. At the national level, even though the present ruling party in India won 303 seats out of 542 seats in the Lok Sabha election held in 2019, it secured only about 38% of votes. In fact, these 38% voters formed less than 20% of the total population. Even in 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1971 or 1984, when Indian National Congress won hands down, the support of total population to the ruling party was less than 20%. Therefore, this theory of judicial deference in favour of majoritarian Government is fundamentally fallacious, if not a ridiculous proposition. Undoubtedly, judiciary is a legitimate arbiter between the Government and its critics in a democratic set up. The only instance when judiciary may have deference to executive or slowdown its intervention, could be in the situation when the decisions sought to be challenged are bipartisan. However, absent such bipartisan decisions, the SC is expected to act fearlessly against the majoritarian regime.In last seven decades, the Supreme Court has played a stellar role except during emergency. However, non-interventionist role in the recent past is equated with the unfortunate role it played in emergency. But, the last word is yet to be written on this. Hope, SC asserts its constitutionally legitimate interventionist role and protects the migrants and decides quickly on the validity political detentions and restores 4G Internet (if Committee doesn’t restore) in Kashmir valley. The veiled arguments of Union in Kashmir matters which is really founded on demised Korematsu case decided by US Supreme Court during World War II will be hopefully shown it’s way out by the SC.The first three decades after enactment of the Constitution of India (COI) in 1950 saw the judiciary in asserting its traditional role of upholding freedoms and equality by undoing even the most popular measures relating to abolition of vestiges of feudalism by land reforms. The SC upheld fundamental rights even at the cost of being seen institutionally as a relic of rural capitalism or a friend of kulaks. This was the period in Indian judicial history when legalism was at its best.However, when emergency was imposed decreeing the suspension of fundamental rights in Part III of the COI by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, SC ended with disastrous decision in ADM Jabalpur case. The judges (except Justice H R Khanna) surprisingly placed life and liberty at the mercy of the majoritarian by declining to exercise jurisdiction and rule on the legal validity of detention of political opponents. The SC read COI as an artificial construct on a dry piece of clay. The mandate of common law or natural law that no body shall be deprived of liberty except in accordance with law and as tested by an independent judiciary was shockingly sent down the Yamuna to Ganges and finally flushed into Bay of Bengal.Rising from the ignominy, the SC begun its next phase and focuses on the interests of masses. During emergency, the COI was amended by 42nd Amendment Act of 1977 to incorporate the words ‘socialist’ and ‘secular’ in the preamble. Taking a leaf from the ideals of socialism, the judiciary turned into activist institution. The requirement of locas standi, which acted, as gatekeeper in Anglo Saxon jurisprudence was relaxed. The decision in Maneka Gandhi in 1978 mandated a test of reasonableness in the procedure established by law. The meaning of life was creatively interpreted as life with dignity. The socio economic rights were read into Art 21. Sometimes, but not always, assistance was drawn from the directive principles of State policy parked in the COI. On first reading of Art 21, it doesn’t seem to encapsulate the rights as claims against State. It appears as a negative right or freedom. However, SC animated by the incorporation of word socialism in the preamble of COI, read Art 21 as incorporating positive rights or as claims against the State. A concept of affirmative action or the State responsibility towards its citizens was introduced. Even otherwise, doctrine of positive rights is consistent with international obligations assumed by India under United Nations International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 1966.The refashioned juridical artefacts paved the way for judicial activism in implementing said socio economic rights. The Art 21 weaponised as positive right armed the judiciary to wake up the inactive State or its official. The SC has issued hundreds of directions to the Governments at Centre and States to provide education food, water, shelter, transportation, etc. on the premise that inaction by the State is equally illegal. SC also knocked out archaic prison laws.The observance of strict legalism in enforcing freedom and equality ignoring korematsu style arguments by Union and implementation of socio economic rights based on humanitarian jurisprudence built for decades from case to case cannot and shouldn’t be given up on the specious argument of majoritarian doctrine. Interventionist Judiciary is a necessary shining sword of modern constitutionalism.Views are personal only Author is a Senior Advocate at Supreme Court of India Next Storylast_img read more

‘Pandemic Has Spread Like Wildfire Despite Guidelines & SOPs’: Supreme Court Reiterates Directives To Contain Covid 19

first_imgTop Stories’Pandemic Has Spread Like Wildfire Despite Guidelines & SOPs’: Supreme Court Reiterates Directives To Contain Covid 19 LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK18 Dec 2020 4:34 AMShare This – xDespite the Guidelines and SOPs issued, for lack of implementation the Pandemic has spread like wild fire, the Supreme Court observed on Friday.The bench comprising Justice Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy and MR Shah observed that the safety and health of the citizens must be the first priority, rather than any other considerations. The court said that strict and stern action should be…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?LoginDespite the Guidelines and SOPs issued, for lack of implementation the Pandemic has spread like wild fire, the Supreme Court observed on Friday.The bench comprising Justice Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy and MR Shah observed that the safety and health of the citizens must be the first priority, rather than any other considerations. The court said that strict and stern action should be taken against those who are violating the Guidelines and SOPs, ‘whoever he may be and whatever position the violator is occupying’.directed as follows:i) More and more police personnel shall be deployed at the places where there is likelihood of gathering by the people, such as, Food Courts, Eateries, Vegetable Markets (Wholesale or Retail), sabzi Mandies, bus stations, railway stations, street vendors, etc. ii) As far as possible, unless must, no permission shall be granted by the local administration or the Collector/DSP for celebration/gathering even during the day hours and wherever the permissions are granted, the local administration/DSP/Collector/Police In-charge of the local police station shall ensure the strict  compliance of the Guidelines/SOPs. There should be a mechanism to check the number of people attending such function/gathering, such as, the particulars with respect to how many persons are going to attend the celebration/gathering, timings during which the celebration/gathering is to take place etc. iii) There shall be more and more testing and to declare the correct facts and figures. One must be transparent in number of testing and declaring the facts and figures of the persons who are Corona Positive. Otherwise, the people will be misled and they will be under impression that everything is all right and they will become negligent. iv) Whenever directions are issued under the Disaster Management Act directing the corporate hospitals/private hospitals to keep 50% or any other percentage free municipal beds, it must be strictly complied with and there shall be constant vigilance and supervision. v) There shall be free helpline numbers to redress the grievances of common man, when there is noncompliance of the directions by the private hospitals/corporate hospitals. vi) Curfew on weekends/night be considered by States where it is not in place. vii) In a micro containment zone or in an area where number of cases are on higher side, to cut the chain, they should be sealed and there should be complete lockdown so far as such areas are concerned. Such containment areas need to be sealed for few days except essential services. The same is required to break the chain of virus spread. viii) Any decision to impose curfew and/or lockdown must be announced long in advance so that the people may know and make provisions for their livelihood, like ration etc. ix) Another issue is a fatigue of front row health care officers, such as, Doctors, Nurses as well as workers. They are already exhausted physically and mentally due to tireless work for eight months. Some mechanism may be required to give them intermittent rest.Regarding the issue about political gatherings, the bench referred to the guidelines issued by the Election Commission of India, and directed all the States / Union Territories to issue necessary directions to ensure compliance. Guidelines although were issued by General Election/Bye Election, that can be implemented by different States with suitable modifications with reference to Elections of other organizations to ensure safety of people in general from Covid-19, the court said.Following are some of the observations made in the orderPeople should understand their duty and follow rules very strictlyEvery State must act vigilantly and to work with the Centre harmoniously. It is the time to rise to the occasion. Safety and health of the citizens must be the first priority, rather than any other considerations. People should understand their duty and follow rules very strictly. It is the duty of every citizen to perform their fundamental duties as guaranteed under the 5 Constitution of India. By not following the Guidelines/SOPs issued by the State from time to time, such as, not wearing the masks, not keeping social distances, to participate in the gatherings and the celebrations without maintaining social distances, they are ultimately not damaging themselves but they cause damage to the others also. They cannot be permitted to play with the lives of the others and they cannot be permitted to infringe the rights of other citizens, like right to health guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution of India.There is a need to help and guide our people to implement the guidelines and the SOPs issued by the Government, either the Union or the State, such as, wearing of masks, keeping the social distance etc. In many States, despite the huge fine recovered, such as, Rs. 80 to 90 crores in the State of Gujarat alone, people are not following the guidelines and the SOPs. There must be a strict implementation by the authorities so as to ensure that the SOPs and the guidelines issued from time to time are strictly adhered to and followed by the people. Additional Chief Secretary (Home)/Secretary (Home) of respective States shall ensure the strict 6 implementation of the SOPs and the guidelines with the help of the concerned Superintendent of Police/District Superintendent of Police and the Police In-charge of the concerned police station.Case: SUO MOTU WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) NO.7 OF 2020 [RE: THE PROPER TREATMENT OF COVID 19 PATIENTS AND DIGNIFIED HANDLING OF DEAD BODIES IN THE HOSPITALS ETC.]Coram: Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy and MR Shah Click here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

Why HR will stand for Human Relationships

first_img Previous Article Next Article Like most of us I soaked up much of the analysis carried in journals aboutthe achievements at the end of the last millennium. Due weight was given totechnology and science, innovations and communications. But it struck me thatthere was very little about the growth in understanding human relationships andways in which they can be improved. It was almost the opposite – the breakdownof relationships. I ended up feeling that, yet again, we were undervaluing the progress madein the field of human relationships. Who in 1980, for instance, could have pre-dicted perestroika in the then Soviet Union, truth and reconciliation in SouthAfrica and the Good Friday agreement in Northern Ireland?Closer to home in HR terms, the situation that motivated me in the 1970s tospecialise in industrial relations – perennial unrest, dysfunctionalrelationships on a collective scale – will be unknown to the HR manager of the21st century.The truth is we now know so much more about how to get it right. A hundredyears ago the debate was over whether labour had any claim on capital andwhether free trade or import tariffs should rule the day. There was nothingabout necessary progress in relationships. Now we understand that the key issues in collective relationships are notabout structural factors or agitator theory, as we believed 30 years ago, butabout trust, involvement, partnerships, personal relationships, openness andemotional commitment. In personal relationships we know how to get teams towork together but the application of basic psychology and sociology is stillthe exception, not the rule. This new decade should be about applying what is known about interpersonalrelationships. But how? This is where HR can enter from off-stage. This can bethe unique contribution of HR in being proactive about raising the level ofconsciousness and debate over relationships and the benefits of getting themright. I predict that if HR is not centre stage in seizing the opportunity to focuson strategy and change in improving one-to-one and team relationships, then itwill be condemned to the shallows and miseries. While others take theinitiative, HR will be left to pick up the pieces. This means that the critical competence for the would-be successful HRmanager is risk-taking, not with peoples’ jobs or lives but because there ismuch persuasion of other colleagues to do, much competition for scarceresources.This leaves me with a final thought. No one questioned the huge expenditurein freeing us from the Millennium Bug. Will the same licence be given tofreeing organisations from dysfunctional human behaviour?By Professor Clive Morton Related posts:No related photos. Why HR will stand for Human RelationshipsOn 18 Jan 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

Flippin’ Birds Lead Mountain Rim Gymnastics with 19 All-Academic Honorees

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-This weekend, the Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference announced the names of student-athletes that earned 2018 MRGC all-academic status and the Southern Utah ‘Flippin’ Birds’ gymnastics squad led the way with 19 all-academic honorees on the roster.These athletes include junior Kamryn Bayer of Gilbert, Ariz., freshman Jiang Braley of Arvada, Colo., freshman Julianna Dahlke of Irvine, Calif., freshman Mikaela DeFilippo of Abbottstown, Pa., senior Karen Gonzalez of Murrieta, Calif., senior Amber Heltemes of Coon Rapids, Minn., sophomore Madison Howlett of Temecula, Calif., sophomore Autumn Jorgensen of Orem, Utah, freshman Molly Jozwiakowski of Kirkwood, Mo., freshman Alyssa Ladieu of Rockwall, Texas, sophomore Madison Loomis of Hemet, Calif., sophomore Madison McBride of Orem, Utah, sophomore Megan McBride of Orem, Utah, freshman Hannah Nipp of Laguna Hills, Calif., freshman Mary Packham of Portland, Ore., sophomore Becky Rosza of Gilbert, Ariz., sophomore Emily Wilson of Vancouver, Wash., freshman Amanda Wiltsie of Layton, Utah and redshirt senior Kirsten Yee of Alisa Viejo, Calif.To be eligible for this award, a student-athlete must have a 3.2 cumulative GPA at the end of the 2017-18 academic year. June 18, 2018 /Sports News – Local Flippin’ Birds Lead Mountain Rim Gymnastics with 19 All-Academic Honorees Brad James Tags: Alyssa Ladieu/Amanda Wiltsie/Amber Heltemes/Autumn Jorgensen/Becky Rosza/Emily Wilson/Hannah Nipp/Jiang Braley/Julianna Dahlke/Kamryn Bayer/Karen Gonzalez/Kirsten Yee/Madison Howlett/Madison Loomis/Madison McBride/Mary Packham/Megan McBride/Mikaela DeFilippo/Molly Jozwiakowski/SUU Gymnastics Written bylast_img read more

Connells’ profits and turnover dip, latest results show

first_imgHome » News » Connells’ profits and turnover dip, latest results show previous nextConnells’ profits and turnover dip, latest results showCEO David Livesey is pleased with Connells’ performance and, despite the Brexit-based downturn, plans organic and acquisition-based growth.Nigel Lewis28th February 201901,412 Views Picture: Kremer Signs Connells has restated its commitment to the company’s 600 branches and 7,000 staff and revealed that it intends to expand through acquisitions and organic growth despite a patchy performance during 2018.The company has also once more dismissed hybrid/online only agencies following the closure of Hatched last year, saying they do not produce a ‘viable economic result’ nor give vendors the ‘best outcome’.Its latest results reveal that during 2018 the company’s sales were 7% down on the year before, helping push down its revenues by £5 million to £75 million. Profits were also down by nearly £10 million. Connells’ operating margin also slipped, although only by 1%.CEO David Livesey (left) says the business performed well despite “Brexit uncertainty continuing to weigh heavily on customers’ minds and depressed levels of UK housing transactions”.There was better news from elsewhere in the business. Income from its mortgage division increased by 10% and from its lettings activities by 5% while its surveying division increased its turnover by 4%.“Our core estate agency business performed well and we continue to benefit from a strong and diverse business model which is resilient to market change,” says Livesey.“We are pleased to deliver another good performance and our results reflect the quality of our people and the flexibility of Connells Group to respond to all circumstances.”The CEO also referred to recent investments in tech firms including, as The Negotiator reported in October last year, its backing of sales progression tool MIO. It has also backed alternative deposits firm Zero Deposits.  February 28, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Big Changes As Next Winter Storm Approaches

first_imgRain will fall Monday afternoon through Tuesday (Heaviest Tuesday Morning) before ending Tuesday afternoon.Main impact of the storm will be rain which will be heaviest Tuesday morning.As a result, expect street flooding, so give yourself extra time as you head out Tuesday morning. It will feel rather “warm” compared to what we are going through this weekend as temperatures could reach 50 degrees on Tuesday.We can expect total rainfall amounts between 1”-1.5” before ending Tuesday afternoon. Travel Concerns During the Storm:Monday morning expect slick roads as the snow is falling and temperatures remain below freezing.Tuesday morning rain could be heavy which will lead to some flooded streets in poor drainage areas.Monday Morning 7AM Temps Monday Morning- Light snow should arrive (Less than 1” expected) Big Changes As Next Winter Storm ApproachesAs we head into the crux of the Arctic Blast on Valentine’s Day, another winter storm is on the horizon for Presidents Day. This one will start out white but quickly go wet.A storm system will track to our west which will shift winds to a southerly direction bringing in “milder” air. Snow should spread into Ocean City Monday morning.Mix to Rain Should Occur Monday 10AM-1PMSince temperatures have been below freezing for several days, any snow that falls will quickly accumulate on the roads.Snow amounts will be less than 1” before a changeover to rain. Temperatures will start in the low 20s early Monday morning then quickly rise to above freezing by noon and eventually into the 40s late Monday.center_img Monday Afternoon Tuesday AfternoonBy: Harry Holmeslast_img read more