OFFICIAL statistics place too much weight on the consumer price index (CPI) as an inflation measure, according to the Royal Statistical Society (RSS). The group said downplaying the Retail Price Index in favour of CPI, which is used widely across Europe, fails to take national needs into account.The coalition government said in June it would start pricing benefits on the CPI from next April, in a move likely to save billions of pounds due to its traditionally lower rate. “Giving prominence to CPI ahead of other indices means that users are implicitly being encouraged to use it for purposes, such as wage negotiations, for which it is not ideal,” the society wrote in a letter to the parent body of the Office of National Statistics. “We do not feel that CPI should have sole star billing in this way.” Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof KCS-content Tags: NULL Tuesday 31 August 2010 8:49 pm Share whatsapp CPI is not good enough to gauge inflation, says RSS whatsapp
Unemployment benefit claims in Spain jumped by 34,400 in March, an increase of 0.8 per cent compared to the previous month. Jobless claims now total 4.33m, the Labour Ministry revealed yesterday. “Unemployment has resumed its rising path, after temporary signs of stabilisation in the second-half of 2010,” said Citigroup’s Giada Giani. The number of claims has risen for three straight months, reflecting the gap between the Eurozone’s troubling peripheral states and stronger core economies such as Germany and France. Tags: NULL Read This NextWATCH: Shohei Ohtani continues home run tear, Los Angeles Angels winSportsnautYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Monday 4 April 2011 7:20 pm Show Comments ▼ Share Labour market troubles in Spain whatsapp KCS-content whatsapp
Medine Ltd (MSE.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about Medine Ltd (MSE.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Medine Ltd (MSE.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Medine Ltd (MSE.mu) 2020 annual report.Company ProfileMedine Limited is involved in the agriculture, education, property, as well as leisure and hospitality activities. Through these segments, the company plants and mills sugar cane for the production of sugar and sugarcane by-products, generates and sells electricity through bagasse, offers provision landscaping and nursery services, produces vegetables and fruits, operates poultry farming, provides nursery, pre-primary, primary school, secondary school, higher education, and executive training services. Medine Limited also deals in property development activities, rental of office and commercial buildings, and other related land transactions. In addition, the company operates Casela World of Adventures park, Tamarina golf and spa boutique hotel, sports aquatics and recreation centre, a full-fledged sports, health, and leisure complex, Yemen lodge, Yemen Pavilion, as well as offers deer ranching and hunting services. Medine Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
ACT, SAT scores now optional for students applying to TCU in 2021 printThe 5 a.m. alarm blares as TCU ROTC cadet team leader, sophomore Issie Dunkleberger, rolls out of bed, stretches for the sky and throws on her APFU, the Army Physical Fitness Uniform, which is an Army t-shirt and matching basketball shorts.The air is cool, and the sky is still black as she eats a banana walking over to meet her platoon for their early morning hours Tuesday workout at the University Recreation Center.Once inside, the 115 cadets split into two groups on separate basketball courts and line up in single file rows to begin their stretches. Each stretch is hollered out by name, a second passes, and the group relays back the name to the stretch leader in unison with as much enthusiasm as they can muster.The first set of exercises in their PRT, or physical readiness test, is 100 pushups for male cadets that are 21 years of age. For female 21-year-old cadets, it’s 19 pushups. The pushups are then followed by 100 sit-ups, 100 burpees and then 100 air squats for both men and women.Dunkleberger is one of 39 other women in TCU Army ROTC — a position she said comes with strenuous expectations.“I feel the pressure to be smarter, stronger and faster than my male counterparts,” Dunkleberger said. “Even when I exceed those expectations, they’re still there.”Dunkleberger said she has come across a lot of criticism during her time in ROTC. She recalls specifically this summer, during their ground’s training, where she said her male peers were quick to denounce her tactical strategies.“When I went to cadet summer training, my decisions were constantly criticized,” Dunkleberger said. “I had my subordinates telling me ‘no’, especially the males who didn’t think I was capable of making these educated decisions.”Women being criticized for taking initiative in leadership positions found its way to the top of the command chain last week after Defense Secretary James Mattis said “the jury is still out” on the success of having women serve in combat military roles.Mattis said the sample size of women soldiers is too small to make clear determinations.“This is a policy I inherited, and so far, the cadre is so small we have no data on it,” Mattis said. “We’re hoping to get data soon.”Mattis has asked Army and Marine leaders for data and information on if having women in “close-quarters fighting” is a military strength or weakness.Male or female, after their time in the TCU ROTC program the cadets, the majority of whom are on scholarship, are required to serve four years of military active duty.Army Reserve and National Guard cadets are required to serve eight years of active duty.As of 2018, women accounted for 16 percent of enlisted forces and 18 percent of the officer corps, according to the Council on Foreign Relations U.S. military demographics.The Marines have the lowest percentage of women at 8 percent with 7.5 percent in their officer corps. The Army is comprised of 14 percent women who are enlisted, 18 percent of those women are officers.The Navy and the Air Force currently have the highest percentage of women enlisted, at 19 percent each. Females make up 18 percent of Navy officers and 21 percent of Air Force officers.Gillian Longoria, a junior cadet platoon sergeant in the ROTC program, said that the gender debate should not overshadow more the important qualities of a soldier.“I don’t think it comes down to men or women,” Longoria said. “We acknowledge our anatomical differences, but the bottom line is we want strong leaders. Women can obviously play that role, we have for hundreds of years. I don’t really think it matters if you have this or that.”Dunkleberger and Longoria stand on the field at AT&T Stadium representing TCU Color Guard. (Photo Courtesy Issie Dunkleberger)Longoria, who will be a third-generation military service member after TCU, said the role of military women gets increasingly frustrating when other members judge you based off looks, not abilities.“If you’re considered attractive, or conventionally pretty, people tend to take you less seriously, which gets really annoying,” Longoria said.Longoria said she has been at trainings where she has experienced unwanted flirting, and it has undermined the pressure she personally feels to be “as professional as possible.”“At the end of the day, I’m not going to not do the job and not follow through on my ambitions because other people don’t understand boundaries and don’t understand who they’re dealing with,” Longoria said. Michael Rogershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michael-rogers/ Facebook Dunkleberger and Longoria stand on the field at AT&T Stadium representing TCU Color Guard. 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October 28, 2020 Find out more Crackdown on reporters covering Luanda demonstration Help by sharing this information AngolaAfrica Organisation to go further Follow the news on Angola RSF_en News February 17, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders condemns the repeated harassment of investigative reporters by the authorities in Angola. In the latest example, police arrested the three journalists for interviewing a group of young anti-government demonstrators immediately after their release in Luanda on 20 September.The three journalists – Alexandre Solombe Neto of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) and vice-president of the Union of Angola Journalists (SJA), Coque Mukuta, Voice of America correspondent, and Rafael Marques de Morais, a freelancer and anti-corruption activist – were interrogated and manhandled by the police until a court freed them after five hours.Neither the police nor court officials offered any explanation for their arrest or for the decision to hold them.“The arrest of three journalists who were just doing their professional duty is unacceptable,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The harassment to which De Morais in particular is being subjected must stop at once. It reflects the government’s fear of what he has been reporting.“We express our unreserved support for the protests that have been voiced by international human rights organizations and we urge the government to respect the work of investigative journalists, which serves to inform the Angolan people.”Marques said he and his two colleagues were arrested while talking to young members of the Angolan Revolutionary Movement, who had just been released following their arrest the previous day for protesting against social injustice and President José Eduardo dos Santos’ authoritarianism.Formed mainly by students and young professionals, the movement has been calling on Dos Santos to stand down and has been protesting against the demolition of housing, forced evictions and police violence. Recently reelected for another five-year term, Dos Santos has ruled Angola for the past 34 years.The authorities have repeatedly used harassment in an attempt to silence De Morais, who is known for his activist blog and his 2011 book “Diamantes de Sangue: Corrupção e Tortura em Angola” (Blood Diamonds: Corruption and Torture in Angola) accusing the heads of Angola’s diamond industry of atrocities.He is currently the target of 11 defamation suits by military and government officials and leading Angolan companies.Defamation continues to be a crime punishable by imprisonment in Angola and, under a 2006 law, journalists who criticize the government face grave reprisals. The authorities often use this law to silence journalists who expose corruption in the state or private sector.Angola is ranked 130th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Photo: Investigative journalist, Rafael Marques de Morais News Cyber-attacks against Angolan news site and reporter October 9, 2020 Find out more Angolan police unleash dog on reporter covering protest September 23, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three journalists, including leading investigative reporter, arrested AngolaAfrica News Receive email alerts News
Top StoriesBreaking: Delhi High Court Issues Notice On Plea Challenging Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 Shreya Agarwal8 March 2021 10:52 PMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice on petition challenging Information Technology (Guidelines For Intermediaries And Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, notified by the Centre on February 25, under the Information Technology Act to the extent it regulates digital news media.A division bench headed by Chief Justice DN Patel was hearing the petition filed by ‘Foundation…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice on petition challenging Information Technology (Guidelines For Intermediaries And Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, notified by the Centre on February 25, under the Information Technology Act to the extent it regulates digital news media.A division bench headed by Chief Justice DN Patel was hearing the petition filed by ‘Foundation for Independent Journalism'(a non-profit company which owns ‘The Wire’), Founder and Editor-in-Chief of ‘The News Minute’ Dhanya Rajendran and Founding Editor of ‘The Wire’ MK Venu .Sr. Adv. Nitya Ramakrishnan, appearing for the petitioner argued that despite the Supreme Court striking down S.66A of the Information Technology Act, which had similar provisions for regulating content, the Centre has now brought out these Rules to do indirectly what it cannot do directly.Delhi High Court to hear a petition challenging the new IT Rules made by the Central Government to regulate intermediaries, OTT platform and digital news media.The Petition has been filed by @thewire_in @dhanyarajendran and @mkvenu1 @[email protected] #ottguidelines pic.twitter.com/epZRIth7nl— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) March 9, 2021 Courtroom Exchange “Even to the limited extent that the IT Act covered under S.66A, that was struck down by the Supreme Court. They are bringing back what was struck down in the Act, through the Rules,” Ramakrishnan submitted. She further argued that the Rules, issued in exercise of powers under Section 69A of the IT Act, cannot be made applicable to news media. Section 69A allows Centre to block public access of any information on an intermediary, in the interest of sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of the State, friendly relations with foreign States or public order or for preventing incitement to the commission of any cognizable offence relating to above. In this context Ramakrishnan argued, “S.69A comes into play only on specific grounds, it is limited to issuing directions to the intermediary and not to a news publisher. Based on S.69A how can they impose this whole new set of Rules?” She added, “I’ve already showed your Lordships the purposes of S.69A. It doesn’t apply to news media. Intermediaries are different from publishers, I don’t think there can be any dispute about that. I want to make it clear that none of these apply to the news publishers.” She further clarified that their petition and reliefs are limited to the news media and do not concern OTT platforms. On being inquired by the Bench as to who would qualify as intermediaries according to her, Ramakrishnan named Google, Facebook, Twitter and ISPs like Airtel. She insisted that Centre has notified a list of intermediaries and that the Wire or other news media platforms are not intermediaries, and thus cannot be regulated under Section 69A of the Act. “It is not that the news media is beyond regulation but it has to be regulated through a statute which is passed by the legislature,” she submitted.BackgroundThe present Petition challenges the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (“IT Rules, 2021) as being ultra vires the Information Technology Act, 2000 in as much as they set up a classification of ‘publishers of news and current affairs content’ (“digital news portals”) as part of ‘digital media’, and seek to regulate these news portals under Part III of the Rules by imposing Government oversight and a ‘Code of Ethics’, which stipulates such vague conditions as ‘good taste’, ‘decency’ etc. – matters nowhere within the contemplation of the parent Act.The petitioners have challenged the IT Rules, 2021 only in so far as they affect digital news portals, and is not with reference to ‘publishers of online curated content’, i.e., OTT media platforms or any other entities sought to be regulated by the Impugned Rules. The petitioners have submitted that the entire Part III of the Impugned Rules that seeks to set up a regulatory mechanism for digital media is ultra vires the parent Act. And if allowed to stand it would be so arbitrary and unwarranted an intrusion on expression, as to render it ultra vires the parent Act on that score alone or throw a doubt upon the validity of the parent Act. “The Impugned Rules bring back some elements of Section 66-A and go far beyond it, by way of prescription, to be administered, adjudicated upon and supervised by the Government. Thus, they not only exceed the parent Act, but also contravene the Supreme Court’s ruling in Shreya Singhal, and therefore will not be saved by any general rule-making power under Section 87(1) that is limited to carrying out the provisions of the parent Act”.It is submitted that it is well-settled in law that there is no unlimited right of delegation, and that subordinate legislation cannot go beyond the object and the scope of the parent Act. Any Rule or Regulation made in exercise of delegated power has to be in consonance with the parent Act, and if such Rule or Regulation goes beyond what the parent Act contemplates, then it becomes ultra vires the parent ActThe Code of Ethics provided for in the new Rules shall inter alia apply to publishers of online curated content, intermediaries and digital news media. Ramakrishnan argued that the Rules, have been framed under S.69A of the IT Act, 2000 however even the Section itself does not apply to news publishers.”The parent Act does not recognise digital news media as a separate category of entities and does not seek to subject them or their content to any set of special regulations. The Impugned Part of the Rules, to the extent that it seeks to achieve such special regulation or control of digital media including online news platforms, is manifestly ultra vires the parent Act”.Petitioners submitted that Section 69-A is a limited and specific emergent power as described by the Supreme Court in Shreya Singhal. The Impugned Rules cannot therefore purport to regulate digital news portals by requiring them to abide by the Code of Ethics. In doing so, the Rules essentially extend the application of two legislations: the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995 and Press Council Act, 1978, to digital news media, to the extent of the Programme Code and the Norms of Journalistic Conduct stipulated under these legislations respectively. The Code of Ethics stipulates due caution to be exercised by an applicable entity before featuring any content on its platform, and the factors to be considered before publication of any content include whether it affects the sovereignty & integrity of India; threatens, endangers or jeopardizes security of the State; is detrimental to India’s friendly relations with foreign countries; affects activities, beliefs, practices, or views of any racial or religious group in India.Click Here To Download the PetitionSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Pinterest ‘Frank was well known, well liked and well respected’ – Kavanagh Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter By News Highland – March 28, 2020 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Facebook Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Previous articleLUH continues to prepare for increase in Covid-19 patientsNext articleHealth Minister confirms construction workers NOT essential workers News Highland There is shock and sadness in the county at news of the death of well known disability advocate Frank Larkin.He made a huge contributions to advocating for better conditions for people with disabilities all over Donegal and he volunteered with Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland both locally and nationally.Through his work with Donegal Centre for Independent Living, he was involved in a range of different projects both at home and further afield.Councillor Jimmy Kavanagh paid tribute to Frank as a well known, well liked and well respected man:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Frank-Larkin.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan
Raymond Boyd/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, the country’s largest gothic cathedral, will be turned into a temporary field hospital as the novel coronavirus hammers the city’s health care system.Tents will be erected in the 600-foot-long nave and in the crypt. To start, there will be 50 hospital beds, but that could expand to 200, according to Samaritan’s Purse, an evangelical Christian organization that helped erect the Central Park field hospital.“In the history and tradition of the Church, and following the example of Jesus, Cathedrals have long served as places of refuge and healing in times of plague and community crisis,” the Right Rev. Clifton Daniel III, dean of the cathedral, said in a statement. “The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is stepping up now, as we always have, to help support our diverse and beloved community and the community of doctors, nurses and volunteers risking their health and well-being in the service of the people of New York City in our hour of need.”The site would be staffed by doctors and medical personnel from nearby Mount Sinai Morningside.More than 1.4 million people have been infected with COVID-19, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Confirmed cases in the United States have surged to at least 369,069, the most of any country.New York has recorded the most confirmed cases of any state, while New York City has seen the highest number of fatalities at more than 5,400.Samaritan’s Purse, which is run by Rev. Franklin Graham, said it was working with the cathedral “to expand our capacity to treat patients with COVID-19.”“Our goal is to do all that we can to prepare for an upsurge in cases, but we continue to pray that the virus subsides so that this hospital is never needed. We continue to stand with the people of New York in the fight against this vicious disease,” according to a statement from Samaritan’s Purse. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
In a 28-9 win over Adams State Sunday at Alamosa, Colo., Clifford amassed four home runs and nine RBI while going four of seven at the plate. Clifford is a native of Queen Creek, Ariz. and previously starred at Bradshaw Mountain High School of Prescott Valley, Ariz. and Yavapai Community College of Prescott, Ariz. Brad James Tags: Adams State Grizzlies/Bradshaw Mountain High School/Brody Clifford/Bruce Hurst Field/Colorado-Colorado Springs/Dixie State Baseball/Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference/Yavapai CC March 12, 2019 /Sports News – Local Dixie State’s Brody Clifford Named As RMAC Baseball Player of the Week Clifford’s heroics lifted the Trailblazers to a 14-4 record (4-0 in RMAC play) and they are next in action Friday-Sunday for a home series against Colorado-Colorado Springs at Bruce Hurst Field. Clifford’s four home runs are a school record, as were the nine RBI. Other school records he set in this performance include total bases (17) and runs scored (6) as well as base hits (5) and at-bats (7). Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Tuesday, Dixie State senior outfielder Brody Clifford was named as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s baseball player of the week for his record-setting heroics last week.