Harel Mallac Limited (HML.mu) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgHarel Mallac Limited (HML.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Harel Mallac Limited (HML.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Harel Mallac Limited (HML.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Harel Mallac Limited (HML.mu)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileHarel Mallac and Co. Limited is involved in the manufacturing and trading, business service as well as asset management businesses. The company operates through investment, corporate and property business services and manufacturing and trading segments.  Harel Mallac and Co. Limited also engages in the blending, trading, and selling of chemicals, fertilizers, and general goods, the provision of agro industrial, engineering, refrigeration, and electrical products, as well as air conditioning and fire protection, and waterproofing activities. Harel Mallac and Co. Limited has operations in Mauritius, Burundi, Madagascar, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia. The company is based in Port Louis, Mauritius. Harel Mallac and Co. Limited is a subsidiary of Société de Lerca. Harel Mallac and Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

RIP: The Rt. Rev. A. Theodore Eastman, retired bishop of…

first_img Rector Shreveport, LA Press Release Service Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Events Obituary, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Job Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Bath, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET People Rector Albany, NY center_img Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH RIP: The Rt. Rev. A. Theodore Eastman, retired bishop of Maryland An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Tags Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Belleville, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK [Diocese of Maryland] Albert Theodore Eastman, 12th bishop of Maryland, died April 26, at the age of 89. Your prayers are requested for Mrs. Sarah Eastman and their family.Bishop Eastman was elected Bishop Coadjutor in 1982 and became Bishop Diocesan upon the retirement of Bishop David Leighton in 1986. He retired in 1994.Prior to coming to Maryland, Bishop Eastman served as a chaplain at California’s Soledad State Prison. He lectured at the Episcopal Theological School in Boston and also served churches in Tokyo and Mexico City. In 1973 he became the rector of St. Alban’s in Washington, D.C. serving until his election in 1982. Bishop Eastman’s ministry was marked by a continuing concern for the mission and unity of the Christian Church. He served as vice chair of the Standing Commission on World Mission, chair of the Presiding Bishop’s Fund for World Relief, and chair of the Standing Commission on Ecumenical Relations.Following his retirement, Bishop Eastman served in various capacities at Washington National Cathedral and in 2003 was appointed Vicar. He was awarded honorary doctorates from St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore, Virginia Seminary and the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas.Bishop Eastman was born in San Mateo, California in 1928. He was graduated from Haverford College in Pennsylvania in 1950, and Virginia Seminary in 1953. He married Sarah Tice soon after and they became parents to three children.Funeral arrangements will be announced as plans are finalized.For your servant +Theodore, O Lord, we pray: Rest eternal grant to him and let light perpetual shine upon him. May his soul, and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.Grant, O Lord, to all who are bereaved the spirit of faith and courage, that they may have strength to meet the days to come with steadfastness and patience; not sorrowing as those without hope, but in thankful remembrance of your great goodness, and in the joyful expectation of eternal life with those they love. And this we ask in the Name of Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Posted Apr 27, 2018 Rector Pittsburgh, PA last_img read more

Aveda UK walks for WaterAid

first_img Tagged with: corporate Events Howard Lake | 26 April 2010 | News  234 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Aveda UK walks for WaterAid  233 total views,  3 views today Advertisementcenter_img Aveda, the botanical haircare and skincare company, kicked off its UK Earth Month 2010 campaign with a 5 mile walk to raise funds for international charity WaterAid at Regent’s Park, London, on April 19th 2010.Aveda devotee Margherita Taylor (Classic and Capital FM DJ) was one of many walkers who donated their time for the walk in Regent’s Park, one of a series of sponsored walks being organised by Aveda employees across the UK as part of the company’s Walk for Water initiative.The five miles walked for Aveda’s Walk for Water campaign reflects the distance that women in developing countries have to walk to get water each day. Money raised will support WaterAid’s projects in Nepal and Ethiopia, where the charity is working to provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene education for people living in poverty.Vincenzo Minore, General Manager, Aveda UK and Scandinavia says: “This year, Aveda is proud to be supporting WaterAid. WaterAid is an international charity working to transform lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in some of the world’s poorest communities.”Holly Wilkinson, Corporate Account Manager at WaterAid, says: “We’re delighted that Aveda are supporting WaterAid through the Walk for Water campaign during this year’s Earth Month. The money raised will help us make a huge difference to the lives of some of the poorest people in Ethiopia and Nepal – enabling them gain access to the basic needs of safe water and sanitation.“The sponsored walks also offer the chance to reflect on the long walks faced by women and children in the developing world just to collect water each day.”Additional funds will also be raised via a host of other activities, including many more regional walks that will take place in and around the UK. Further details of these can be found on www.aveda.co.uk/walkforwater.Other activities include:– In-store events such as dry-cuts and massage ritual treatments– Swap shops, cake sales and face painting in salons– Earth Month Auction– Blue top and jeans days at the Estee Lauder and Aveda officesEndsFor more information about WaterAid or photos from the walk, please contact [email protected] or call +44(0)20 7793 4524For more information on Aveda Walk for Water/Earth Month, samples or images please contact the Aveda Press Office:Jay Squier: 0870 428 6355 / [email protected] Imamzade: 0870 428 6364 / [email protected] to Editor:WaterAid’s vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation. Our mission is to transform lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities. We work with partners and influence decision-makers to maximise our impact. www.wateraid.org* At least 4000 children die every day as a result of diseases caused by unclean water and poor sanitation.* 884 million people in the world do not have access to safe water. This is roughly one in eight of the world’s population.* 2.5 billion people in the world do not have access to adequate sanitation, this is almost two fifths of the world’s population.* Just £15 can enable one person to access safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation.Rachel PilkingtonMedia OfficerWaterAid0207 793 [email protected] AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 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.last_img read more

Legacy & in-memory donations to double in 25 years, says report

first_img  554 total views,  2 views today  555 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. According to the report, legacy and in-memory giving are worth £5 billion a year to British charities (£3 billion and £2 billion respectively) – a tenth of total income, based on NCVO figures.It also points to a positive long-term outlook for legacy and in-memory fundraising, thanks to wealthy baby boomers who today account for one in five deaths, rising to two-thirds by 2045.In addition, by 2045, people without children will represent a significant share of legacy giving as the number of people dying childless rises, while those with children focus more on immediate family, with less space for charity in their Wills.The report also predicts that small charities will continue to make big gains, with people increasingly supporting local and specialist charities and campaigns, and that competition will intensify as, rather than leaving one or two charitable donations, people will choose to split their giving between more causes.As well as being happier to talk about death and plan their own passing, people will also use films, recordings, texts and holograms to communicate their final wishes, while digital wills will be the norm, the report predicts.The ways in which charities interact with their supporters will also change, it says, with virtual reality and other digital innovations bringing donors into direct contact with beneficiaries, allowing them to envisage the impact of their gift while they are alive.Meg Abdy, Development Director at Legacy Foresight, said:“There’s no doubt UK society will see some fundamental shifts over the next two decades, including many more people living into their 90s, a new generation of child-free donors, and the biggest intergenerational transfer of wealth ever seen.“People will choose to split their giving between more causes and technology will help to level the playing field, enabling the smallest charities and community groups to reach and inspire supporters. This all means that competition is going to increase for donors’ money. It will be a challenging new world, but one that charities and fundraisers should start to harness now.”Rob Cope, Director of Remember A Charity, commented, saying:“In the next 25 years we will see a significant increase in potential income. Charities have got to invest in legacies now – or risk being left behind.” Legacy and in-memory donations to UK charities will be worth twice as much in real terms in 25 years’ time, reaching £10 billion by 2045, according to a report launched at today’s Institute of Fundraising Legacy Fundraising conference by Legacy Foresight.The number of gifts left to charities in Wills each year will grow from 120,000 today to 200,000 in 2045, it says, due to more deaths, more Will-making and a higher proportion of people leaving bequests. The growth will be driven by the large, mainly affluent baby boomer generation (born between 1946 and 1964) who will be in their eighties and nineties by 2045. However, Brexit and the uncertain global economic and social climate will mean the value of individual legacy gifts will rise relatively slowly.Legacy Foresight‘s report, Giving Tomorrow: Legacy and In-Memory 2045, marks the organisation’s 25th anniversary, looks ahead to 2045 with predictions for how legacy and in-memory giving will change, as well as the implications for charity fundraisers. Advertisement Melanie May | 28 October 2019 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 Legacy & in-memory donations to double in 25 years, says report Tagged with: legacies Research / statisticslast_img read more

El montaje mediático expuesto desde la frontera entre Venezuela y Colombia

first_imgDel lado colombiano se consiguen determinados productos a precios más económicos que en Venezuela, por lo que mucha gente cruza a comprarlos, para consumo personal o para revenderlos más caro del lado venezolano. Otros productos, regulados o subsidiados, son más baratos del lado venezolano, por lo que la dirección es la opuesta.Han hecho de la frontera entre Venezuela y Colombia el set donde se encuentran las grandes agencias de comunicación, voceros de diferentes gobiernos, organizaciones internacionales. El objetivo es mostrarla como el punto crítico por donde cederá la puerta.10 de febrero — Las cámaras apuntan a la frontera entre Venezuela y Colombia. El set montado la presenta como una puerta que estaría por ceder. Todo parece listo, faltaría que llegue el día indicado que, a seguir declaraciones de presidentes, títulos de noticieros, estaría por ocurrir. La narrativa de la inminencia es central desde que Juan Guaidó se autoproclamó presidente: inminente caída de Nicolás Maduro, inminente gobierno de transición y resolución de todos los problemas de Venezuela.Las imágenes al llegar a la frontera son otras. En particular en el punto que se ha construido como zona crítica: los municipios Simón Bolívar y Ureña, en el estado Táchira, frente a la ciudad de Cúcuta, Colombia. Allí debería verse un territorio conmocionado, militarizado del lado venezolano y transformado en un acopio masivo de ayuda humanitaria del lado colombiano. La realidad es diferente, una superposición de normalidad de una de las fronteras más complejas del continente, y el clima de un escenario en construcción.Comprender las dinámicas de frontera demanda cruzar algunas variables. En primer lugar, la conformación histórica de ese territorio como zona de comercio binacional, marcado en las direcciones de compra-venta según la relación entre el bolívar venezolano y el peso colombiano. En segundo lugar, la puesta en marcha desde el año 2013 -con señales anteriores- del contrabando de extracción como parte de un plan de desangre de la economía venezolana. En tercer lugar, la presencia de actores claves al mando de las operaciones del contrabando, como grupos paramilitares. En cuarto lugar, los tres puntos anteriores dentro del cuadro económico actual. Las variables se cruzan y retroalimentan.Dentro de esa geografía las cámaras se enfocan sobre dos cruces, el puente Las Tienditas, y el puente Simón Bolívar. El primero fue tapa de periódicos por los conteiners puestos del lado venezolano, presentados como un cierre del paso. Ese puente nunca estuvo abierto. Su construcción fue por iniciativa venezolana, saboteado en su concreción por las políticas colombianas que apuestan a magnificar el contrabando ilegal de gasolina en vez de ordenar un sistema de precios acordados entre ambos países en las gasolineras fronterizas.La cuestión de la gasolina es clave para comprender la frontera: un litro del lado colombiano cuesta cerca de 60 centavos de dólares, mientras que del lado venezolano el tanque completo no cuesta un dólar. Esa gasolina contrabandeada permite abastecer las zonas fronterizas colombianas empobrecidas, a la empresa colombiana Ecopetrol destinar el combustible a otros sitios, a los paramilitares amasar millones, y a quienes manejan el control de la cocaína -paramilitares y carteles- contar con gasolina económica para su procesamiento. El gobierno colombiano ha autorizado por ley el contrabando de gasolina.El segundo puente enfocado es el Simón Bolívar. Abierto de 6am a 9pm al paso de peatones, y de 9pm a 12pm al paso de gandolas. Por allí pasan cerca de 30 mil personas diarias, de las cuales cerca de 2 mil sellan pasaporte, es decir que las demás van y vienen en el mismo día. Tiene una ventaja cinematográfica: es angosto, por lo cual puede generarse una gran cola de gente con solo frenar el paso unos minutos. Es lo que hacen las autoridades colombianas cuando la campaña mediática requiere fotografías que muestren masividad. De lo contrario el transito de personas es grande y fluido.El ida y venida es comercial y familiar. Del lado colombiano se consiguen determinados productos a precios más económicos que en Venezuela, por lo que mucha gente cruza a comprarlos, para consumo personal o para revenderlos más caro del lado venezolano. Otros productos, regulados o subsidiados, son más baratos del lado venezolano, por lo que la dirección es la opuesta. Se trata de una economía de miles de personas de la frontera, de otros estados del país -como gente venida de Barinas o Barquisimeto- ampliada por las dificultades económicas que se deben a la combinación del bloqueo financiero, el ataque sobre la moneda, la dificultad para detener la hiperinflación, entre otros puntos.Sobre esa cotidianeidad está en construcción la narrativa humanitaria, la ayuda, la posible intervención. Han hecho de la frontera el set donde se encuentran las grandes agencias de comunicación, voceros de diferentes gobiernos, organizaciones internacionales. El objetivo es mostrarla como el punto crítico por donde cederá la puerta.Todos saben, por ejemplo, que el puente Las Tienditas nunca estuvo abierto, aunque afirmen que el gobierno venezolano lo bloqueó ante esta situación. En el recorrido que brindó Freddy Bernal, nombrado protector del estado Táchira por Maduro -la gobernadora pertenece a Acción Democrática, de oposición- estuvieron presentes medios colombianos y agencias internacionales. No importa que sepan la verdad del puente, afirman lo contrario, la campaña en marcha para aislar a Venezuela requiere la construcción de una matriz, donde están articulada agencias, funcionarios de gobiernos, organismos, presidentes, ingenierías de redes sociales, entre otros.En ese contexto la ayuda humanitaria se ha construido como el ariete para derribar la puerta. Con varias particularidades: en primer lugar, que lo que hasta ahora ha llegado es insignificante, dos gandolas, cuando se reparten 40 en una sola jornada de distribución de comida en Táchira a través de los Comités Locales de Abastecimiento y Producción. En segundo lugar, que no importa el impacto real que podría tener, sino la construcción del escenario, que será el de mostrar de un lado la ayuda, del otro a población venezolana pidiéndola -para lo cual la derecha movilizará sus fuerzas- y en el medio el gobierno cerrando el paso. Esa es la imagen que, al parecer, buscarán construir.Dentro de ese cuadro puede generarse hipótesis. Una de ellas es que ese sea el territorio donde la estrategia del asalto pueda construir el elemento detonante, la operación montada para justificar nuevos ataques de mayor potencia. Necesitan elevar el impacto en la opinión pública, conseguir acuerdo en el Senado norteamericano para dejar por escrito que la intervención militar puede ser contemplada, crear conmoción interna.El escenario parece estar en una excesiva normalidad para los objetivos que se han propuesto alcanzar. Eso se debe a que algunas maniobras no les resultaron, como por ejemplo la detención de García Palomo, quien iba a encabezar una serie de acciones militares en Caracas. Esta semana podría ser la elegida para activar el escenario frontera, sería el punto donde se unirían el frente internacional con el nacional para buscar un quiebre. Por el momento la superficie continúa calma.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

75-Year-Old Man, a Former Police Officer, Admits to Random Knife Attack on Woman in Pasadena

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Business News Community News HerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty A 75-year-old former U.S. Marine and Pasadena police officer pleaded no contest Wednesday to an attempted murder charge for slashing the throat of a woman during an unprovoked and seemingly random attack in Pasadena, officials said.As the result of a plea arrangement, Robert Anthony Semkus of Pasadena is expected to be sentenced to seven years to life in state prison when he returns to Los Angeles Superior Court on July 13, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’ Office.In addition to the attempted murder charge, Semkus also admitted to the special allegation that he used a knife in the crime, District Attorney’s Office Spokesman Ricardo Santiago said in a written statement. Additional charges of attempted robbery, mayhem, and two counts of cruelty to animals were dropped.The stabbing took place on the afternoon of Oct. 23, 2017, in the 600 block of South Arroyo Parkway. Semkus approached the victim and slashed her throat without any apparent reason, police said at the time.Semkus was arrested later the same day.He had also been charged with attempting to rob a woman of her dog in front of a Pasadena pet store about an hour before the stabbing, as well as killing his own two dogs, which were found dead at his home, officials said. Charges connected to those allegations were dropped under the plea arrangement, along with a count of mayhem, which is legally defined as depriving someone of a part of their body or disabling them.Semkus served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1962 to 1966, according to federal records. He served as a police officer in Pasadena from 1967 to 1971, then worked as a Burbank police officer from 1974 to 1977, Pasadena and Burbank city officials said.If he had been convicted as originally charged, Semkus could have faced up to 32 years to life in state prison. 24 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img More Cool Stuff Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Community News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Public Safety 75-Year-Old Man, a Former Police Officer, Admits to Random Knife Attack on Woman in Pasadena By BRIAN DAY Published on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | 2:10 pmlast_img read more

‘Immediately Test Inmates Who Show Signs Of Discomfort’ : Bombay HC Disposes Of PILs After State Accepts Suggestions For Improving Prison Facilities

first_imgNews Updates’Immediately Test Inmates Who Show Signs Of Discomfort’ : Bombay HC Disposes Of PILs After State Accepts Suggestions For Improving Prison Facilities Nitish Kashyap3 July 2020 12:07 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Thursday disposed of a batch of PILs raising concerns regarding lack of facilities for proper treatment of prisoners lodged in various correctional homes during the current pandemic of Covid-19 after concluding that most of the suggestions proposed by the petitioners have been accepted by the State. A division bench comprising Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and…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 Bombay High Court on Thursday disposed of a batch of PILs raising concerns regarding lack of facilities for proper treatment of prisoners lodged in various correctional homes during the current pandemic of Covid-19 after concluding that most of the suggestions proposed by the petitioners have been accepted by the State. A division bench comprising Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice MS Karnik was informed by the Advocate General of Maharashtra AA Kumbhakoni that the State has accepted the suggestion to conduct random testing of inmates across the jail/circles or barracks. Thus, the Court directed the prison authorities to forthwith implement the measures for random testing. Several important suggestions were put forward by Senior Advocate Mihir Desai who appeared on behalf of the petitioners along with Advocate Isha Khandelwal. Some of the significant suggestions that have been accepted by the State are- The staff deployed in the correctional homes will be tested in the same manner as the inmates as per SOP. As far as possible the staff deployed in the correctional homes/temporary prisons shall be posted in the present place of posting and they will not be rotated. The guidelines issued for the maintenance of hygiene and safety measures for the inmates by the Central Government, State Government or its authorities will be complied with. A dedicated email ID for lawyers for taking appointments with their inmate-clients in the correctional homes will be notified at the earliest on the website of the prison authorities. The inmates will be educated on the importance of preventive measures and hygiene. Awareness programmes to contain the spread of the virus will be organised on regular basis by the Jailor/Competent Authority of the correctional homes including temporary prisons. The women inmates shall be provided in advance with good quality sanitary napkins for free and the prison authorities shall ensure proper hygiene and appropriate facility for disposal of sanitary pads at all times. Telephone call facilities to contact the family members of the inmates shall be made available in the temporary prisons in the same manner as is being done in the case of regular correctional homes. The prison authorities will inform the family members/relatives of the inmates upon their transfer to the temporary jails and/or quarantine centres and/or Covid Care Centres. Moreover, Desai had suggested that the definition of ‘High Risk prisoners’ should be as per Standard Operating Procedure issued by National Centre Disease Control (NCDC) for contact tracing of COVID-1, cases. According to him, though the State has agreed to test all high risk prisoners, nothing has been placed on record to indicate who these high risk prisoners are. However, AG Kumbhakoni submitted that in respect of ‘High Risk Prisoners’, various guidelines issued by the ICMR, Government of India as also the State Government and its authorities will be duly complied with. Court observed- “It is not possible for us to accept the submission of Shri Desai that the definition of ‘High Risk Prisoners’ should be as per SOP issued by National Centre Disease Control (NCDC) for contact tracing of COVID-1, cases. We cannot substitute our opinion for that of the experts in the field and direct the State Government to accept the definition of ‘High Risk Prisoners’ as per the SOP issued by NCDC. Once the learned Advocate General has made a statement that the State will follow the guidelines issued by the ICMR, the Central Government, the State Government and its authorities in the case of High Risk Prisoners, then it is not possible for us to substitute our opinion in matters of State which are in the realm of policy based on the opinion of the experts.” AG Kumbhakoni told the Court that although it is the ultimate aim of the State Government and the Prison Authorities to test each and every inmate, it may not be possible to immediately do so, as having regard to this unprecedented situation and the challenges faced by the State in reaching out medical aid and help to those who are already affected by the virus, the resources available have to be evenly distributed to all concerned in the society. Justice Karnik noted- “We do not find this submission of Shri Kumbhakoni unreasonable. In any case, we are satisfied with the measures taken by the State Government for the present. The State has accepted most of the suggestions of the Petitioners during the course of this hearing. We therefore do not propose to issue any directions on this submission of Shri Desai. We may, however, hasten to add that whenever an inmate shows signs of any physical discomfort or complains of such discomfort like cough, cold, etc. such inmate should be immediately tested.” Finally, Court clarified that it was not for the Courts but the State High Power Committee constituted following directions of the Supreme Court to all States and Union Territories to determine the class of prisoners that can be released on temporary bail in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic which has already penetrated the overcrowded jails of the State. Court said- “The Petitioners contend that the categorisation by the HPC affects their rights. As noted earlier, the HPC has been constituted for a specific purpose by the Apex Court for decongesting the prisons for a specific period in view of the outbreak of the present pandemic and thus it is for the HPC to determine the categories in the light of the observations of the Supreme Court. We are afraid that the case put forth by the Petitioners is not in the nature of transgressing any constitutional right or statutory prescription.” Court directed the State to fully comply with the directions issued under the interim orders passed in the matter and noted that the suggestions made by the petitioners were accepted by the State and their compliance was ensured by the Advocate General on behalf of the State. Court disposed of the PILs and dismissed one PIL filed by Advocates Devmani Shukla and Nikita Abhyankar. Case Number: PIL-CJ-LD-VC-2 of 2020 & 3 Ors. Case Name: People’s Union for Civil Liberties Vs. State of Maharashtra & Ors (Lead PIL) Coram: Dipankar Datta CJ and MS Karnik J Counsel: Sr Adv Mihir Desai for two of the petitioners, Adv Sunny Punamiya and Adv Bhavesh Parmr for the other two petitioners, AG AA Kumbhakoni for StateClick here to download Order  Read Order Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Weatherford files second amended plan of reorganization

first_imgSecond Amended Plan of Reorganization Contemplates up to $2.1 Billion in Post-Emergence New Senior Unsecured Notes Financing Image: Weatherford files second amended plan of reorganization. Photo: Courtesy of Adam Radosavljevic from Pixabay. Weatherford International, Weatherford International, and Weatherford International, announced that the Company has filed the Second Amended Joint Prepackaged Plan of Reorganization of Weatherford International plc and its Affiliate Debtors under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code (the “Amended Plan”) with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (the “Court”). The Amended Plan is accompanied by an amendment to the Restructuring Support Agreement, which has been signed by holders of approximately 82% of the Company’s outstanding senior unsecured notes, and an amendment to the Backstop Commitment Agreement, which has been signed by approximately 80% of the holders of the Company’s outstanding senior unsecured notes.Under the Amended Plan, upon exit from bankruptcy the Company will have access to additional financing in the form of (a) an undrawn first lien exit revolving credit facility in the principal amount of at least $600 million, and (b) up to $2.1 billion of a single tranche of new senior unsecured notes with a five-year maturity. The new senior unsecured notes will consist of $500 million of new takeback notes and up to $1.6 billion in new financing (the “Rights Offering Notes”) to be issued for cash to holders of subscription rights issued in a rights offering to holders of the Company’s outstanding senior unsecured notes.The issuance of Rights Offering Notes is supported by the amended backstop commitment from the ad hoc noteholder group, reflecting an increase in the backstop commitment from the original $1.25 billion to up to $1.6 billion. The amount of new senior unsecured notes, up to $2.1 billion, represents a reduction of $400 million in aggregate principal amount of unsecured notes compared to what was contemplated under the Company’s original plan of reorganization. As a result of the $400 million reduction in unsecured notes, the Company believes that there will be a dollar-for-dollar increase in the imputed range of potential equity value for the reorganized Company. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Economics Faculty – 10 month

first_imgClass DescriptionPrepare and teach assigned economics courses in accordance withcourse outline and published course schedule; assess studentprogress in each course taught; maintain accurate records ofstudent attendance and progress in assigned courses; seekcontinuous improvement in student-centered learning and pedagogy;stay current in his/her discipline; maintain scheduled office hoursfor availability to students; advise students; create a yearlyindividual professional development plan; participate with otherfaculty in developing and managing courses, curricula and academicpolicy; and establish and maintain effective working relationshipswith students, faculty, and others in order to contribute to thesuccess of CCBC as an institution. Responsibilities includeteaching five courses per semester, committee work at thedepartment, school, campus, and college level; attendance atdepartment, school, campus, and college level meetings;college/community service; and participation in professionaldevelopment activities. Located on Catonsville, Dundalk, EssexCampuses and Owings Mills Extension Center.Minimum RequirementsMaster’s Degree in Economics or a Business related field with 18credits of coursework in economics; Ph.D. in Economics preferred;minimum of two years’ experience teaching at the post-secondarylevel; some community college teaching experience preferred;experience working with diverse student populations; demonstratedability and interest in teaching Introduction to Macro-economics,Introduction to Micro-economics and at least one of the followingareas: Personal Finance or Environmental Economics; demonstratedability to teach and develop online courses; familiarity withquality assurance practice for online learning; evidence ofmembership in professional associations in one’s field preferred;participation in professional conferences and workshopspreferred.For best consideration, please apply by December 18,2020.CCBC Full Time Benefits At A GlanceBENEFIT SUMMARYMedical Plan yearEmployees may select CIGNA, or Kaiser Permanente Select HMO. Nopreexisting condition exclusions. All plans have prescription drugcoverage and mental health and substance abuse benefits. All plansrequire the selection of a primary care physician, but allow theoption to change. Annual Open Enrollment is inOctober/November.Dental Plan yearEmployees may select Cigna DHMO, CareFirst Traditional Dental orCareFirst Preferred Dental. Annual Open Enrollment is inOctober/November.Vision Plan yearEmployees may select Carefirst Preferred or Traditional Plans.Coverage includes one eye exam and benefits for glasses, contacts,or bi/trifocals every 24 months. Administered by Davis Vision.Kaiser medical plans allow members to have one eye exam yearly(covers exam only). Annual Open Enrollment is inOctober/November.Employee Assistance Program (EAP)Employees have access to the EAP, which provides CCBC employees andtheir family member’s confidential 24-hour online and telephoneaccess for legal, financial, and personal issues. Provided for CCBCemployees at no cost. Administered by CIGNA behavioral.Flexible Spending Accounts(section 125)Employees may select the FSA, which allows employees to pay forout-of-pocket medical and dependent care expenses. Employees mayallocate a maximum of $5,000 per household, per plan year fordaycare related expenses, on a pre-tax basis. Employees mayallocate a maximum of $2,550 for medical related expenses. A debitcard is provided to simplify claims processing for health careexpenses. Annual Open Enrollment is in October and November.Administered by Benefit Strategies.Life InsuranceEligible employees receive one times their annual salary rounded upto the nearest $1,000. The minimum benefit amount is $50,000 andthe maximum benefit amount is $200,000. CCBC pays 90% of thepremium. Evidence of insurability is required if enrollment occurs31 days after hire date. Administered by The Standard InsuranceCompany.Long Term Disability (LTD)Employees may enroll in the LTD Plan. Benefits are effective after90 days of continuous total disability and pays 60% of the grossmonthly salary. Evidence of insurability is required if enrollmentoccurs 31 days after the employee’s hire date. Administered by TheStandard Insurance Company.Legal ServicesEmployees may enroll in the Legal Services benefit, which provideslegal advice, consultation, and courtroom representation forcommonly used legal services; plus will preparation, trafficviolations, credit issues, warranty disputes, medical durable powerof attorney and uncontested divorce. Annual Open Enrollment is inOctober/November. This plan is administered by LegalResources.Retirement PlansEmployees are eligible, based on position classification, to enrollin one of three retirement plans: (1) MD State Teachers PensionSystem, (2) MD State Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), or (3)Baltimore County Employees Retirement System. All plans requireemployee contributions except MD State ORP.403(b) Supplemental Retirement PlansFor the 2016 calendar year, if you are under age 50, you couldcontribute up to $18,000, and if you are age 50 or older, you couldcontribute up to $24,000 because of a $6,000 ‘catch upcontribution’.Vendors: AIG-VALIC, TIAA-CREF, T. Rowe Price, Fidelity, Lincoln andING.457(b) Deferred Compensation PlanFor 2016, if you are under the age of 50, you could contribute themaximum of $18,000 to your 457(b) plan. If you are age 50 or older,that maximum increases to $24,000 because of a $6,000 ‘catch upcontribution.’ Vendor: Voya Financial Advisors, Inc.Tuition Waiver/ReimbursementCCBC tuition is waived for benefit-eligible employees after aprobationary period, if applicable. Tuition reimbursement forcourses taken at other colleges and universities are availableafter one year of CCBC employment. Employees are reimbursed:$200/credit undergraduate; $260/credit graduate courses, up to amaximum of 18 credits per fiscal year.Financial ServicesEmployees have access to a free checking account, direct deposit,loans and other services at First Financial Federal Credit Unionand M&T Bank.Time Off (fiscal year)12-month employees accrue up to 12 days for sick and safeleave the first year of employment and 18 days per yearthereafter. 10-month employees accrue up to 10 sick days the firstyear and 15 days thereafter. All employees are granted 3personal business days per fiscal year. Employees areeligible based on position classification and years of service toaccrue a minimum of 10 days and a maximum of 20 days ofvacation per fiscal year.ParkingFree. Must obtain a parking permit from the Department of PublicSafety to use on all campuses.last_img read more

“Seafood Extravaganza” angers college

first_imgMess left in a student kitchen in Pembroke was so appalling that the scout cleaning it was “physically sick.”The state of the kitchen, described by the Home Bursar as a “squid and seafood extravaganza,” was caused by students cooking over the weekend.Lauren Clark-Hughes, a Pembroke student said, “they left a horrible mess. There is a difference between a little bit of mess and this.” Another student mentioned the “fish guts” that were left lying around after the dinner.Dr Bowyer, Pembroke’s Home Bursar urged the guilty students to admit to the mess.  He wrote in an email to the JCR, “until such time as those responsible come forward and take responsibility for the cleaning, or until I decide otherwise, the kitchen will remain closed.”The students pleaded guilty only after Dr Bowyer threatened to examine the CCTV footage and button-key logs. The kitchens were reopened after two days. The Home Bursar stated, “I am pleased to report that someone has accepted responsibility for the mess in staircase 10 and I am satisfied that it was a matter of thoughtlessness not malice…I hope ‘fish-gate’ is now behind us!”He added, “it was unfortunate that people had left the college and the kitchens in a mess.” The students were fined with an additional cleaning charge. College authorities suggested that the culprits may be students living out of college. An e-mail sent to the JCR mailing list stated, “as of now, let me also make clear that the kitchens on main site are solely for the use of main site residents and are not to be used by others. I shall advise porters and junior deans accordingly.”If no one had stepped forward, a fine was to be imposed on the JCR. A Pembroke first year described this prospect as “not fantastic.” She added, “I hope the people guilty come forward… it might have been second years who are not supposed to use our kitchens.”Caroline Daly, JCR President, commented “the mess left in staircase ten was an unfortunate incident which has now been dealt with by the Home Bursar. I am satisfied that no malice was involved in the situation and the students concerned have apologized.”last_img read more