Wednesday 29 September 2010 11:16 pm Euro ties to hit UK growth Tags: NULL 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 Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap KCS-content Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com whatsapp whatsapp STRONG ties with the Eurozone mean that British growth will be hit by the forecast slowdown in the 16-country currency union, according to Ernst & Young’s latest quarterly Eurozone Forecast (EEF) published today.“Our latest forecast shows the UK growing by 1.6 per cent this year and 2.1 per cent next year. However the heightened uncertainty surrounding the global recovery has led to more downside risks for the UK since the summer,” said Marie Diron, senior economic advisor to the EEF. The EEF predicts growth to fall back sharply in the second half of 2010 and remain weak for the foreseeable future – growth of just 1.4 per cent is forecast for 2011. The EEF thinks it unlikely that even a robust German economy will shield the Eurozone from its difficulties. Show Comments ▼
Rhode Island’s sports betting market saw revenue soar in January 2020 thanks to a strong performance from the Twin River casino in Lincoln. Casino & games Rhode Island’s sports betting market saw revenue soar in January 2020 thanks to a strong performance from the Twin River casino in Lincoln.Total revenue grew from $159,978 in January 2019 to $3.3m (£2.6m/€3.0m), though the prior year’s performance was impacted by a $124,373 loss from Twin River Tiverton, and the fact that mobile betting had not yet launched.Total stakes for the month, in which the National Football League playoffs took place, amounted to $26.9m, a 41.4% year-on-year improvement, with players winning $23.7m.Read the full story on iGB North America. Regions: US Rhode Island AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Twin River Lincoln drives RI betting growth in January Tags: Mobile Race Track and Racino Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Horse racing Email Address 28th February 2020 | By contenteditor
Diamond Bank Nigeria Plc (DIAMON.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about Diamond Bank Nigeria Plc (DIAMON.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Diamond Bank Nigeria Plc (DIAMON.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Diamond Bank Nigeria Plc (DIAMON.ng) 2008 annual report.Company ProfileDiamond Bank Nigeria Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria operating in the treasury, business banking, corporate banking and retail banking sectors. The company offers a full service bank of products and services ranging from transactional accounts, electronic banking and money transfer services to securities dealing and custodian services; personal, automotive and home loans; MSME loans and diamond leasing services and investment and advisory services. Diamond Bank Nigeria Plc also offers, among others, life insurance products; foreign exchange services; cash management services; capital management and trade services; import finance; treasury bills and investment notes and working capital finance and contract financing. The financial institution’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Diamond Bank Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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NCVO welcomes NAO report on statutory funding Tagged with: Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has welcomed the National Audit Office’s (NAO) report on the funding relationship between government and the voluntary and community sector.Stuart Etherington Chief Executive of NCVO said: “NCVO welcomes the robust recommendations to government that the NAO has made in their report, ‘Working with the Third Sector’.“There have been some encouraging signs of progress in funding relationships between the Government and the voluntary and community sector. However, in order to achieve real change, full implementation at all levels of Government is required, and there needs to be action on the part of the voluntary and community sector if the 2002 cross-cutting review recommendations are to be fully implemented.” Advertisement 22 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The NAO’s report included input from NCVO which the NAO had commissioned to research the experience and impact of government funding practices on the voluntary and community sector. The research has informed the NAO’s report, Working with the Third Sector, and has also been used for a parallel report published by today NCVO – ‘Shared aspirations: the role of the voluntary and community sector in improving the funding relationship with government.’ Howard Lake | 28 June 2005 | News 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.
News UpdatesKarnataka HC CJ Appeals To Advocates To Appear Through VC As Covid-19 Cases Rise Mustafa Plumber8 April 2021 10:02 PMShare This – xDue to increase in Covid-19 cases in the state of Karnataka and especially in the city of Bengaluru, the Chief Justice Abhay Oka of Karnataka High Court has requested members of the bar to appear through video conferencing. Currently, the High court is functioning in a hybrid manner, advocates have the option to appear physically or via Video conferencing mode. Today, a bench led…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?LoginDue to increase in Covid-19 cases in the state of Karnataka and especially in the city of Bengaluru, the Chief Justice Abhay Oka of Karnataka High Court has requested members of the bar to appear through video conferencing. Currently, the High court is functioning in a hybrid manner, advocates have the option to appear physically or via Video conferencing mode. Today, a bench led by Justice B V Nagarathna also issued a note requesting advocates to appear through video conferencing. During the hearing of a matter in the morning session the bench on seeing senior advocates in the courtroom said ‘We request you all seniors to appear before the court through video conferencing.” In a matrimonial matter being heard on seeing the parties present in court the bench said “We don’t want a congregation here.” It then took the matter out of turn for hearing so that there could be less crowd inside the courtroom.Next Story
ABC News(MISSOULA, Mont.) — Heavy rain combining with snow melt has forced rivers and streams above their banks in Montana and parts of the Pacific Northwest.The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office has issued a mandatory evacuation for dozens of homes, as Missouri River tributaries are surging and forecast for major flooding through the weekend. It could be the region’s worst flooding since 1981.In eastern Washington, several rivers are coming out of their banks and could contribute to record flooding.Flood watches and advisories have been issued from Montana to Washington, as several areas nearby could see 2 to 3 inches of rain over the next few days.The active weather pattern producing that precipitation also may bring several days of severe weather all the way from the Plains into the Northeast.Illinois, Indiana and Michigan are expecting severe weather on Wednesday, including damaging winds and possibly even tornadoes.A severe weather threat will continue into Thursday for the Plains as a new system moves in from the West.The current storm in the Midwest may bring severe weather to the inland Northeast and parts of the mid-Atlantic.Looking ahead to Thursday, the Plains are being threatened by strong winds and hail, and the Northeast may see thunderstorms, gusty winds and hail. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Courtesy of Ben Crump LawBy IVAN PERREIRA, ABC NEWS(MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.) — George Floyd’s life had its highs and lows, but his friends and family said he was “a gentle giant.”Floyd spent most of his life in Houston, Texas, and grew up in the Third Ward. While attending Yates High School, Floyd, who stood 6 feet, 6 inches tall, was a star tight end on the football team and played in the 1992 state championship.Donnell Cooper, one of Floyd’s former classmates told The Associated Press that Floyd impressed everyone with his presence on the field and humility off it.“Quiet personality but a beautiful spirit,” he told the AP.Milton Carney, another longtime friend of Floyd, told ABC News affiliate KTRK was always gentle.“Anybody who knows him will tell you he’s not confrontational,” he said.Floyd was known by friends and family for his faith and dedication to his church community. Church leaders said he helped organize basketball charity events, bible study sessions and other related activities.“You know, if he was here, he would say that he’s a man of God. He would stand on that firmly,” Courtney Ross, Floyd’s fiancée, told KTRK.Former NBA player Stephen Jackson, who grew up in Texas not too far from Floyd, called him his twin. Even when Jackson’s athletic career soared, he said he kept in touch with Floyd.“Every city, every team I played on, everywhere I was, we talked. He was excited. Everything I did,” Jackson told ABC News. “He was excited because the first thing he said was, ‘My twin is doing this. My twin is doing that.’ He lived through me. He knew he had the talent, he had the same skills and everything I had. … I just had more opportunity.”In 2007, Floyd was charged with armed robbery and sentenced to five years in prison as part of a plea deal in 2009. Jackson said his friend moved to Minneapolis to start a new life and was working several jobs.“He’d been through a lot of stuff in his life — a lot of stuff — and to make it out after you rehabilitate yourself and you’re intelligent enough to know I can’t go back to the same surroundings because it’s going to bring me back to the same spot,” he said.Jovanni Thunstrom hired Floyd to work security at his Minneapolis restaurant Conga Latin Bistro and leased him a duplex apartment. Thunstrom told ABC News he was a friendly, hard worker who worked extra hours and was loved by the staff and regulars.“This hurts. I loved him like a brother,” told ABC News.Floyd had a daughter back in Houston and was planning on bringing her to Minneapolis, according to Thunstrom. Floyd and the rest of the restaurant’s staff were out of work since the coronavirus shut down the state’s restaurants.Thunstrom said he last saw Floyd a week ago to collect rent and to talk about the restaurant’s reopening plans.“It broke my heart,” he said of Floyd’s death.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved
On the caseOn 9 Jan 2001 in Personnel Today The boom in employment tribunals cases is welcome news for some. It has sparked a colourful and diverse new service economy to cater for employers’ needsAt the end of last year, His Honour Judge Harold Wilson, a visiting judge on the Employment Appeal Tribunal, retired after a long and distinguished career. New projects beckoned.From the start of this year he will be putting his expert skills and experience to good use through casual work in what has to be one of the country’s most modish service industries – witness training.Bond Solon, believed to be the only witness training company in Britain, started up in 1992, training people to give evidence in criminal trials. Six months ago, it began a course aimed at helping employers cope with being cross-examined in employment tribunals, getting them to see how they might be perceived – Mr Arrogant, Miss Concession, Mr Apology – how not to seem defensive or be put off by lawyers’ tricks. It has caught a mood. More than 300 people have graduated.“This is a boom area,” reflects director Mark Solon, a lawyer turned trainer. “Few people think about being prepared for an employment tribunal. But a bad performance at a tribunal can come as a real shock to both profit and share price.” The company is doing well. Some 47 of the FTSE top 100 have been clients, willing to pay £700 for a three-hour session and up to £3,000 for a full day with one of the firm’s trainers, such as Judge Wilson.Bond Solon is far from being alone in seeing the upside of the employment law boom. Some 250 miles north, Dr John McMullen’s office stands as a monument to opulence, all shooshing lifts and acres of shag pile. His eyrie commands a hawkish view across the glittering rooftops of Leeds city centre, an aspect befitting his position as something of a celebrity in the murky, multi-million pound world of transfer of undertakings legislation. The future, he says, looks “sexy”.Big money“The sums involved are making people think to such an extent that they are hitting mergers,” says Dr McMullen, head of employment at Pinsent Curtis. “Traditionally, companies have liked making people redundant because it is an easy option when closing or moving factories, but it is a lot less easy now that tribunals can award the big money.” And that is where he comes in. There has never been a better time to be an employment lawyer.Demand is rocketing. For two years running applications to tribunal have topped 30 per cent. Employers are estimated to spend more than £1bn in legal fees a year. Some predict this could increase by 50 per cent in the coming few years. As a consequence, the increase in both volume of employment law and litigation is spinning off a whole new service economy involving law firms, training companies, consultants, insurers and pundits. People like Gary Armstrong. His firm, Professional Personnel Management Consultants, in which he is a senior employment specialist, has grown by 60 per cent for the last two years. “It’s a challenging market to be in,” he says. The company deals with about 580 tribunal claims a year, of which about half are settled. For people who don’t want the cost of employment lawyers, PPMC provides a lower-cost alternative. Advocacy charges work out at around £75 an hour plus expenses, which is some £30 an hour cheaper than a relatively junior solicitor. “Obviously, we aim to keep our clients out of tribunals by developing their procedures, but we come at tribunals from a more commercial angle than others,” he says.Where there is anxiety, there is also insurance, and insurers have been reaping the whirlwind as much as anyone. DAS Legal Expenses Insurance, based in Bristol, has seen its employment work double in four years. Cover has to keep being widened as more laws are introduced. Basic cover on payroll costs of £5m can start from as little as £2,500. But there is gradually increasing demand for what general manager Charles Wright calls “the Rolls-Royce of policies”, aimed at total peace of mind for the twitchy employer – blanket cover for all employment headaches. It comes at a price. On the same £5m payroll, it will cost £2,500 for an audit, then £9,400 for the policy.“There are a lot of scare stories around,” says Wright. “But in reality, employment law is not as mad as some people seem to think.”Although the level of settlements and compensation has not risen as much as some people predicted a year ago, recent years have seen many new entrants to the market, all scrabbling to find ways of making themselves distinctive in an expanding sector. With great concern about the complexity of employment law in some personnel departments, many outfits are coming to realise the beguiling appeal of concepts of simplicity. “One-stop shops” abound. E-mploy, the brainchild of Staffordshire-based consultancy Hemingway, started up a year ago following the changes to unfair dismissal, gambling that insurance premiums were sure to rise in the wake of increased levels of litigation. The firm put together a team of trainers, insurers and lawyers to launch a product aiming to cut premiums for small firms, where ignorance of employment law is highest, while offering comprehensive cover without draconian excess clauses.When they sign up, employers get a full audit of employment policies and contracts and training for all senior managers. Once certified, they receive cover and a legal helpline. As an example, a firm with 40 line managers and a payroll of £13m, a typical premium might be £25,000. E-mploy reckons it can do it for £22,000.Hemingway has been busy dreaming up other creative ideas. On 1 February this year, it will unveil a partnership with Jobsearch.co.uk, the online recruitment site. When people log on there will be a special section allowing them to establish whether they have been unfairly dismissed from their previous job. If people feel they have, they can have a free online consultation with a law firm, with the possibility of pursuing a no-win, no fee claim.However, it would be quite wrong to think that only small, quick companies have seen the niche afforded by employment law. Big names are very much in on the act. Whereas in the late 1990s, when the £12,000 cap on unfair dismissal still existed, the big London legal firms might pat away inquiries about tribunal work to their provincial peers, now they are marketing hungrily. There are, after all, major financial implications attached to tribunals. KPMG’s legal practice, K-Legal, is quite open about exploiting the penumbra where law blends effortlessly into human resources. “Employment law problems are normally strategic management problems in disguise,” says partner Tim Johnson. “So we are tending to say, ‘Yes, we can handle your tribunal problem, and we can also do the strategic consulting’. The first, which to us would be worth a few thousand pounds, leads onto the second, which can amount to hundreds of thousands.” DLA, which boasts of being the biggest specialist law firm in Britain with 72 “HR lawyers”, even talks of “Nirvana territory”. “We are aiming to provide a whole solution to the client across both legal and non-legal issues,” explains David Bradley, head of the HR legal consulting group, set up in October 1999. “Employee relations, staff retention, equal opportunities strategy, managing diversity – all the people issues, in fact.”HR directors should take note: in the new service economy created by employment tribunals, there is little demarcation between “people issues” and “compliance issues”. They are as one. Employees are risks that need managing, whatever the implications for the long-term status of HR. Employees with attitudeWhereas most employers might look upon dismissal as an unfortunate evil that should be done properly when necessary, some outfits are using the boom to sell redundancy as a positive virtue. How to Legally Dismiss Employees With Attitude Problems, a popular course run by Padgett-Thompson, an off-shoot of the American Management Association, even helpfully details the kind of people to ear-mark for the sack in its material. The list is long. The “loose cannon”, the “company joker”, “the grim reaper”, “those who are all doom and gloom”, the “negative griper”, the “secretive clam”, the “Yes-man”; those who are “abrupt or intimidating”, or those who are “withdrawn, silent and depressed”. Then there are those who “require extra time and attention”, those who “study the company rules and regulations” and even those who “rarely smile or tell a joke”. “While you let them roam, you can never be safe,” the company thunders.Personnel professionals may well sneer at the crudeness of some attempts to attract their cash. But, uncomfortable as it may seem, it is a market which HR departments have undoubtedly helped foster. Demand must come from somewhere. Those who take a broad view of their role may also acknowledge that applications to employment tribunals are a symptom of conflict, of unhappiness at work – even if employees are trying it on. Conflict used to be expressed in strikes. Now, it is expressed in tribunal claims.“Many of the disputes I see, where relationships have deteriorated into severe views on both sides, should have been settled around the bargaining table long ago,” says David Cockburn, head of employment at trade union solicitors, Pattinson and Brewer, and treasurer for the left-leaning think tank the Institute of Employment Rights. “Lawyers are the worst at conciliating non-financial agreements. This climate that has people thinking of their rights all the time runs counter to the idea of sitting down, talking and compromising.”This is the area in which many in the trade union movement think there may be a solution to both the growth of employment litigation and the market that has swollen around it. Their solution is simple: trade unions. One employee-sponsored member of the Employment Appeal Tribunal, who asked not to be named, says: “If you had decent trade union organisation you wouldn’t have so many claims because these things would be sorted out on an industrial relations basis. Most cases are from people who do not have any other means of redress.”Peter Skyte, a regional officer in MSF who also sits on the London Central tribunal user’s group concurs. “Our approach would always be to attempt to resolve things in the workplace, but because of the decline in union organisation, that opportunity to resolve things has been removed.” It is an argument that even Acas seems to think has some merit. “Obviously, you cannot stop people from exercising their rights,” says Rita Donaghy, the chair of Acas. “But where there is a trade union, they tend to want to sort it out at local level rather than bring in third parties.” Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.
Written by Tags: Justin Bean/Mountain West/Sam Merrill/Utah State Aggies Basketball Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah (AP) — Sam Merrill scored 26 points with four assists and three steaks as Utah State romped past Wyoming 78-58.The win pushed Utah State back into sole possession of second place in the Mountain West Conference. Justin Bean added 20 points with 14 rebounds and two steals for the Aggies, who received votes in the most recent AP Top 25 poll and who won a fifth straight game.Trevon Taylor had 16 points for the Cowboys, whose losing streak reached four games. February 19, 2020 /Sports News – Local Merrill, Bean help spark Utah St. to 78-58 win over Wyoming