Share Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Factory gate inflation rises on oil price Tags: NULL Friday 11 March 2011 5:01 am whatsapp Factory gate inflation rose to its highest annual rate in more than two years in February, led by surging oil and food prices, official data showed.The Office for National Statistics said producer output prices rose 0.5 percent on the month for an annual rise of 5.3 percent – up from an annual five per cent in January and the highest since October 2008.Input prices rose an annual 14.6 per cent, also its highest rate since October 2008 in a sign that pipeline inflation pressures are continuing to build.The figures were both in line with expectations but will still worry the Bank of England at a time when consumer price inflation is already double its two per cent target.The Bank held interest rates at a record low of 0.5 per cent after its monthly meeting but investors are braced for a rise by the middle of the year, possibly as early as May.A 33.5 per cent annual rise in oil input prices was the chief contributor to the rise in manufacturers’ cost base. Food, imported metals and chemicals also exerted strong upward pressure.On the month, crude oil contributed more than three-quarters of the total rise in firms’ input prices whatsapp John Dunne Show Comments ▼
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Feasibility studies for income generation activities are not surprisingly one of the most frequently requested types of support. So too are strategic and business planning; HR issues such as job evaluation and salary issues; marketing and communications; and understanding costs, particularly in relation to contracts.Alison Fisher, Chief Executive of The Befrienders, which received the 1000th free consultancy project, said: “We very much value the support and expertise The Cranfield Trust has brought to The Befrienders”. The landmark project addressed HR issues with the support of Professor Shaun Tyson, HR professor at Cranfield School of Management.Demand for human resources support has led the Trust to develop an internet-based advice service for organisations without a personnel professional – HRNet. HRNet members can post questions on employment issues to a panel of 50 HR practitioners – and share information and ideas with each other.The Trust’s consultancy service is open to charities addressing issues of poverty, disability and social exclusion. HRNet is open to all registered charities. Both services are free. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 13 March 2006 | News Cranfield trust delivers 1,000th free consultancy project Free management consultancy The Cranfield Trust has delivered its 1,000th project, an HR project for The Befrienders in Bedfordshire.The Trust, a registered charity itself, was founded in 1988 at the suggestion of HRH The Princess Royal, now its Patron, who suggested that staff, students and alumni of Cranfield University put their skills to use to support the voluntary sector.The Trust now holds a register of 600 volunteers from the commercial world who give their time to help charities with management problems, working in any areas where skills can be transferred between the commercial and voluntary sectors. Advertisement Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 16 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
News News April 29, 2019 Blocking websites benefits no one in Tajikistan to go further August 25, 2020 Find out more Credit: Sekitar / Flickr Related documents cp_tadjikistan_avril_2019_ru.pdfPDF – 104.5 KB May 14, 2021 Find out more TajikistanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesOnline freedoms Internet Читать на русском / Read in Russian Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the National Association of Independent Mass Media in Tajikistan (NANSMIT) call for an end to website blocking in Tajikistan, where the leading independent news site Asia-Plus has been inaccessible for the past five months and other online resources are subjected to long-term censorship.Asia-Plus had been censored intermittently for years but this time it has been inaccessible without a break in Tajikistan since 29 November 2018, which is exceptional. As always, the site’s requests for an explanation have been met with stonewalling from the relevant authorities, who deny any censorship and blame “technical problems.”“The government’s Communication service continues to block news websites in an illegal and arbitrary manner,” NANSMIT chairman Nuriddin Karshiboyev said. “We urge the government to respect Tajik citizens’ constitutional rights and its international obligations as regards the freedom to inform. Thoughtless decisions just increase society’s frustrations.”Asia-Plus was previously blocked several times in 2018 for periods ranging from a few days to several months. According to its editor, Umed Babakhanov, the current blocking could be linked to Asia-Plus’s refusal to publish articles prepared by the government. “If this is the case, Tajikistan is undoubtedly the world’s only country where independent websites are blocked for what they don’t publish, not for what they publish,” Babakhanov commented ironically in a recent opinion piece.Some leading websites such as Ferghana and Akhbor have been inaccessible for several years in Tajikistan, while others have been intermittently inaccessible. The authorities don’t hesitate to block the main social networks and messaging services, or even such major Internet services as Google and YouTube, when they feel the need. The authorities assumed sole control over Internet access in 2018, which allows them to block any online resource without having to enlist the help of Internet service providers.“Internet censorship is one of the factors behind Tajikistan’s rapid descent in the World Press Freedom Index,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “Blocking independent news sites encourages rumours and the Russian media’s domination in Tajikistan. Who benefits from that? The authorities have just decided against a hike in telecommunications charges. We urge them to show the same common sense by unblocking news sites.”The big hike in Internet and mobile phone charges that a government agency decreed last month was rescinded by President Emomali Rahmon on 23 April. Tajik charges were already among the world’s highest and the increase had triggered many protests.Tajikistan is ranked 161st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. RSF_en News Follow the news on Tajikistan Organisation TajikistanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesOnline freedoms Internet November 6, 2020 Find out more Tajikistan imposes total control over independent broadcast media News #CollateralFreedom: RSF unblocks eight sites censored during pandemic Help by sharing this information Journalist loses accreditation over report about Tajikistan’s president Receive email alerts
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Twitter Accelerated teaching program off to good start By Ruth Campbell – April 5, 2021 The OC2UTPB Teaching in 3 program, which sprang from the region’s desperate need for teachers, is on its way to graduating its first class in 2022.Larry Daniel, dean of the College of Education at UTPB, said the program started in fall 2019. The first students were recruited at Odessa College.“We received that first group of students this current spring, so they are brand new with us. We do eight-week courses, half semester courses for that group, so they are right at the point of completing the first set of courses,” Daniel said.“The early indication is they’re off to a good start. We, meaning UTPB, had already interacted with them quite a bit before they actually transitioned over. That’s been a real hallmark of the program is having the students as an identified cohort. As the four-year institution, it’s a lot easier for us to go visit with them at a group meeting rather than try to see them individually. With the typical transfer student, we’re relying on individual contacts with students. This has been a nice way to improve communication with the students,” Daniel added.There are 44 in the first group, although there were closer to 50 initially. Daniel said some students didn’t start right away, which is not atypical.“We’ve agreed in the program if someone comes back in, we’ll just pull them in with the new cohort so we certainly would accommodate those few students that have not fully made the transition yet. But we are actually up in enrollment in the College of Education by around 60 students compared to last spring. So if you consider that we’ve got 44 that have come in through this program, the majority of our growth in folks interested in our education programs are coming from OC2UTPB, so it’s very successful in that sense it appears we are getting a group of students that we might not have gotten otherwise. …”He thanked OC for the excellent job they did in recruiting students and being great partners.“We’re getting really high quality students with this program, and obviously we’ve worked with Odessa College for many, many years and are quite accustomed to getting transfer students in from their campus. They’ve got a good reputation of working very well with UTPB. The students tend to do well. They tend to be ready for the work here in the last two years, which is for this program a year and a half. It is accelerated, but our faculty has been pleased with the overall quality of students we’ve seen so far.”The first cohort would graduate in spring 2022.“That would be our first full group to go through the program having participated both at Odessa College and here, so that will put them on that three-year cycle that we’ve promised to get finished. Now if any of them need extra time, their schedule may not allow them to keep the pace of the coursework, we will either pull them into the next cohort or we could just move them through as we would atypical transfer student,” Daniel said.“We work with transfer students a lot, but we do have options for anyone who finds the pace is a little bit too frenetic for them. It is fast paced when you’re cramming four years of coursework into three. Some students are 100 percent ready and go through it with flying colors…,” he added.Others may find that as the coursework begins to unfold, there are a lot of demands on their time and they may need more time.“We’re very flexible,” Daniel said. “Our ultimate goal is to get them graduated with a teaching degree. Second would be to keep them on track with their cohort and we hope all 44 will stay together throughout the remainder of the program.”He noted that cohort programs have advantages because everyone knows everyone well.“The students seem to be more comfortable in class with discussions and things of that nature because they’ve gotten to know everybody else in class already. By the time they’re in the last couple of semesters, we all know each other, we’re not afraid to say anything that really we want to say, that needs to be brought out in a discussion so I think we’re clearly seeing that benefit of moving the students through as a cohort already,” Daniel said.Although he refers to the students as a single cohort, a day cohort and an evening cohort are offered.“The day students are more likely to be your traditional college age. The evening are more likely to be non-traditional students, so we’re actually getting both types,” Daniel said.“Our next cohort which will be coming in in January of 2022 … They’ve got 47 in that group currently. We’re hoping, again, that we’ll be able to preserve that full group. … The third cohort, we’re projecting that we will get them in August of 2022,” he added.Student Kaitlin Bryant said she’s always loved teaching others.“When learning about the program, I was excited about the possibility of reaching my lifelong dream of becoming an educator and the shortened time frame for completion so that I could complete my course and be able to get into the classroom quicker where there is such a need for teachers,” Bryant said in an email. “I am one who has younger cousins that I often help with their schoolwork, as well as tutor their friends. Additionally, as a current support staff district employee attendance clerk at San Jacinto Middle School, I see firsthand the need for more teachers.”Since earning her associate degree in early childhood education from OC, she’s transitioned to UTPB where she plans to take a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education specializing in math.“My experience has been positive as everyone is helpful in making sure that I have the tools and resources to meet the programs objectives. I particularly love how smooth the transition between the two schools has been,” Bryant said. Twitter Pinterest TAGSOdessa CollegeUTPB WhatsApp Facebook Local NewsEducation Pinterest Previous articleECTOR COUNTY FELONY DISPOSITIONS: April 5thNext articleTeacher openings anticipated Ruth Campbell Facebook WhatsApp
News UpdatesKarnataka HC Will Be Closed From April 15 To April 30, Urgent Cases Will Be Heard Via VC [Read Notification] Radhika Roy13 April 2020 7:09 AMShare This – xThe High Court of Karnataka has issued a notification stating that it will remain closed for the period from Wednesday the 15th April 2020 to Thursday the 30th April 2020 (both days inclusive) in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The period of closure shall be treated as closure of courts within the meaning of Section 4 of the Limitation Act, 1963. Matters of extreme urgency at Principle Seat…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 High Court of Karnataka has issued a notification stating that it will remain closed for the period from Wednesday the 15th April 2020 to Thursday the 30th April 2020 (both days inclusive) in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The period of closure shall be treated as closure of courts within the meaning of Section 4 of the Limitation Act, 1963. Matters of extreme urgency at Principle Seat at Bengaluru and Benches at Dharwad as well as Kalaburagi will be heard via video conferencing on 16th April, 21st April, 24th April and 28th April at 11.00 AM or on such other day as directed by the Chief Justice. No conventional filing will be allowed during the period, and the procedure of e-filing has been previously notified. The notification further states that during the closure period, no members of the Bar or their Registered Clerks shall be permitted to do the rectification of office objections in the matters which have already been filed. Entry will only be allowed for payment of process fee on the aforesaid dates between 11.00 AM to 12.30 PM. This will be limited to only the members of the Bar and their Registered Clerks who have moved memos. The aforementioned directions will be applicable to the Principle Seat as well as the other Benches.Click Here To Download Notification[Read Notification]Next Story
Top StoriesSupreme Court Issues Guidelines On Payment Of Maintenance In Matrimonial Matters [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK4 Nov 2020 1:23 AMShare This – xIn a significant, judgment, the Supreme Court has issued guidelines on payment of maintenance in matrimonial matters. The bench comprising Justices Indu Malhotra and R. Subhash Reddy held that maintenance in all cases will be awarded from the date of filing the application for maintenance.”For enforcement / execution of orders of maintenance, it is directed that an order or decree of…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?LoginIn a significant, judgment, the Supreme Court has issued guidelines on payment of maintenance in matrimonial matters. The bench comprising Justices Indu Malhotra and R. Subhash Reddy held that maintenance in all cases will be awarded from the date of filing the application for maintenance.”For enforcement / execution of orders of maintenance, it is directed that an order or decree of maintenance may be enforced under Section 28A of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1956; Section 20(6) of the D.V. Act; and Section 128 of Cr.P.C., as may be applicable. The order of maintenance may be enforced as a money decree of a civil court as per the provisions of the CPC, more particularly Sections 51, 55, 58, 60 r.w. Order XXI”, the court held. On the issue of overlapping jurisdiction, the bench held thus:(i) where successive claims for maintenance are made by a party under different statutes, the Court would consider an adjustment or setoff, of the amount awarded in the previous proceeding/s, while determining whether any further amount is to be awarded in the subsequent proceeding; (ii) it is made mandatory for the applicant to disclose the previous proceeding and the orders passed therein, in the subsequent proceeding; (iii) if the order passed in the previous proceeding/s requires any modification or variation, it would be required to be done in the same proceeding.The court said that for payment of Interim Maintenance, the Affidavit of Disclosure of Assets and Liabilities, shall be filed by both parties in all maintenance proceedings, including pending proceedings before the concerned Family Court / District Court / Magistrates Court, as the case may be, throughout the country. The model affidavit is annexed as Enclosures I, II and III of this judgment.BackgroundThe bench was disposing an appeal against a judgment of Delhi High Court. In October, last year, the court had appointed Senior Advocates Gopal Sankaranarayanan and Anitha Shenoy as Amicus Curiae to assist it, in this regard. They had also submitted a report.The appeal was against a Delhi High Court order which had upheld the order of Family Court which had directed the husband to pay interim maintenance of Rs. 15,000/- per month from 01/09/2013 to the wife and Rs. 5000 per month to child from 01/09/2013 to 31/08/2015 and thereafter to pay to the child Rs. 10,000/- per month from 01/09/2015 till further orders. The High Court had observed that, wife is also entitled to lifestyle similar to that of the husband during the pendency of the proceedings before the Family Court. To come to the conclusion that the husband is leading a luxurious lifestyle, the bench had taken note of the Facebook post showing him flaunting photographs of wildlife taken in various parts of the world, using expensive camera and lens equipments.Case: RAJNESH vs. NEHA [Cr. A No. 730 OF 2020 ]Coram: Justices Indu Malhotra and R. Subhash Reddy Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Story
Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty ImagesBy ARIELLE MITROPOULOS and AARON KATERSKY, ABC News(HOLYOKE, Mass.) — Two former leaders of the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home in Massachusetts have been indicted in connection with the COVID-19 deaths of nearly a dozen veterans, Attorney General Maura Healey announced Friday.Former Superintendent Bennett Walsh and former Medical Director Dr. David Clinton each have been charged with criminal neglect following an investigation into the facility, where at least 76 residents died of COVID-19.Each defendant is facing five counts of charges of caretaker who wantonly or recklessly commits or permits bodily injury to an elder or disabled person, and five counts of caretaker who wantonly or recklessly commits or permits abuse, neglect or mistreatment to an elder or disabled person. Walsh and Clinton will be arraigned in Hampden County Superior Court at a later date.“This was an outbreak at the home that we know claimed at least 76 lives … the lives of veterans who served our country bravely and with honor. They risked their lives from the beaches of Normandy to the jungles of Vietnam, and to know that they died under the most horrific circumstances is truly shocking,” Healey said.The prosecution focused on a March 27, 2020, decision to consolidate two dementia units into one, which resulted in the placement of symptomatic residents, including confirmed COVID-19-positive residents, and asymptomatic residents, within feet of each other, increasing their exposure to each other.Healey alleged that Walsh and Clinton were “ultimately responsible for the decision on March 27 that led to tragic and deadly results,” of combining the 42 veterans into a single unit that usually accommodates 25 beds. Six or seven veterans were placed in rooms meant to hold only four people. Because of overcrowding, nine beds also were placed in a dining room.“Some of the residents in the dining room had symptoms of COVID-19, some did not. The beds of these veterans in the dining room were just a few feet apart from each other,” Healey said. “Some were next to the room where confirmed positive residents were located, and residents in the unit were mingling together regardless of their COVID-19 status.”Healey said that these “reckless” decisions placed asymptomatic veterans at greater risk of contracting the virus — and a greater risk of death.“While this criminal indictment cannot bring back their loved ones, I do hope, sincerely, that it provides those affected by this tragedy some solace that we are doing everything we can to hold accountable the individuals who we believe are responsible here,” Healey said.In a statement, an attorney for Walsh wrote that “the Attorney General is blaming the effects of a deadly virus that our state and federal governments have not been able to stop on Bennett Walsh. He, like other nursing home administrators throughout the Commonwealth and nation could not prevent the virus from coming to the Home or stop its spread once it arrived there. At all times, Mr. Walsh relied on the medical professionals to do what was best for the veterans given the tragic circumstances of a virus in a home with veterans in close quarters, severe staffing shortages and the lack of outside help from state officials.”An attorney for Walsh told ABC News he intends to plead not guilty and to vigorously defend himself against the allegations. An attorney for Clinton didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment from ABC News.Over 90 families of Holyoke Soldiers’ Home veterans have been consulted and interviewed as a part of the investigation.The attorney general’s report is the second of four investigations into failures at the facility. Earlier this summer, an investigation lead by former federal prosecutor Mark Pearlstein also found that the facility’s leadership team made substantial errors in responding to the outbreak.The two other investigations, which are still ongoing, include a federal investigation led U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Andrew E. Lelling and an investigation conducted by the Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General Glenn A. Cunha.Healey confirmed that her office is actively investigating several other facilities that suffered high numbers of coronavirus-related deaths. Since the beginning of the pandemic, over 6,000 probable or confirmed deaths have been reported in long-term care facilities in Massachusetts — approximately two-thirds of the state’s total reported death count.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
A new airborne magnetic survey of the southeastern Antarctic Peninsula and adjacent Weddell Sea embayment (WSE) region suggests a continuity of geological structure between the eastern Antarctic Peninsula and the attenuated continental crust of the Filchner Block. This has implications for the reconstructed position of the Ellsworth-Whitmore Mountains block in Gondwana, which is currently uncertain. Palaeomagnetic data indicate that it has migrated from a Palaeozoic position between South Africa and Coats Land to its current position as a microplate embedded in central West Antarctica. The most obvious route for migration is between the Antarctic Peninsula and the Weddell Sea embayment. Evidence that geological structures are continuous across the boundary places constraints on the timing and pathway of migration. Magnetic textures suggest the presence of shallow features extending from the Beaumont Glacier Zone (BGZ) in the west for at least 200 kin into the Weddell Sea embayment. These data suggest that the Eastern Domain of the Antarctic Peninsula and the stretched continental crust of the Filchner Block share a common recent, probably post-Early Jurassic, history. However, examination of deep anomalies indicates differences in the magnetic characteristics of the two blocks. The boundary may mark either the edge of extended continental crust, or a discontinuity between two, once separated, blocks. This discontinuity, or pre-Late Jurassic Antarctic Peninsula terrane boundaries to the west, may have allowed the passage of the Ellsworth-Whitmore Mountains block to its present location.