El Día Mundial del SIDA 2016

first_img Submit a Press Release Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Course Director Jerusalem, Israel [1 de diciembre del 2016] El Revdmo. Michael B. Curry, Obispo Presidente y Primado de la Iglesia Episcopal, y la Revda. Elizabeth A. Eaton, Obispa Presidente de la Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en América (ELCA), han emitido la siguiente declaración conjunta sobre el Día Mundial del SIDA 2016.Declaración del Día Mundial del SIDA1 de diciembre:A medida que nos preparamos para celebrar el nacimiento de Jesús, se nos recuerda la promesa de vida que nos fue dada incondicionalmente. Las Escrituras nos enseñan que el don de Dios de la vida se extiende a todos nosotros, sin importar nuestras circunstancias. En palabras del Apóstol Pablo: “No nos cansemos de hacer el bien, que a su debido tiempo cosecharemos sin fatiga, si no nos damos por vencidos. Por tanto, mientras tengamos ocasión, hagamos el bien a todos…” (Gálatas 6: 9-10).Durante muchos años, luteranos, episcopales y otras comunidades de fe se han dedicado a proporcionar atención, tratamiento, servicios de prevención y han apoyado las iniciativas que combaten el estigma y la discriminación hacia los que viven con el VIH. Lamentamos los 35 millones de vidas perdidas por el SIDA y, con 36.7 millones de personas que aún viven con el VIH en todo el mundo, nuestras iglesias, nuestros gobiernos y todos los demás socios necesitan hacer más. Animamos a luteranos y a episcopales que están por todo el mundo a solidarizarse con todas las personas que viven con el VIH y a continuar la difícil tarea de construir una generación libre del SIDA. De nuevo nos comprometemos a un futuro libre de esta pandemia.Un reto de esta magnitud necesita todos nuestros esfuerzos. El acceso desigual a los medicamentos que salvan vidas, la dieta saludable y otros determinantes vitales para romper el control de esta epidemia, siguen afectando desproporcionadamente a las personas de color. Una parte importante de este trabajo es asegurar que los medicamentos antirretrovirales estén disponibles para todos los que los necesiten. Actualmente, menos de la mitad de las personas afectadas por el VIH tienen acceso a estos medicamentos que salvan vidas. Los estudios han demostrado que cuando una persona que es VIH + toma medicamentos antirretrovirales continua y correctamente, su carga viral puede ser suprimida hasta el punto de que ya no sea infecciosa. En otras palabras, el tratamiento es prevención. Y así, debemos ampliar nuestros esfuerzos en esta área.Como personas de fe se nos pide que activamente eliminemos el estigma y la discriminación dentro de nuestras propias comunidades de fe y especialmente lo que afecte a las poblaciones marginadas vulnerables y claves  (lesbianas, gays, bisexuales, transgéneros e intersexuales, trabajadores sexuales, personas que se inyectan drogas, migrantes, mujeres y niñas). Debemos ser firmes en nuestra defensa de la dignidad y los derechos humanos de todas las personas que viven con el VIH.Como parte de los objetivos de desarrollo sostenible que las Naciones Unidas adoptaron en septiembre del 2015, la comunidad internacional se ha comprometido a poner fin a la epidemia del SIDA para el año 2030. Ulteriores compromisos se hicieron en junio de este año cuando 192 países reunidos en las Naciones Unidas declararon que acelerarían y ampliarían las respuestas al VIH y al SIDA para alcanzar el objetivo de poner fin a la epidemia en el 2030. Un camino crítico para alcanzar este objetivo es la estrategia 90-90-90, que pretende asegurar que para el año 2020, el 90% las personas que viven con el VIH recibirán un diagnóstico, el 90% de las personas que viven con el VIH recibirán medicamentos antirretrovirales y el 90% de los que reciben tratamiento antirretroviral tendrán su carga viral suprimida.La falta de financiación para los programas del VIH y  del SIDA sigue siendo un reto. El objetivo de poner fin a la epidemia del SIDA antes del 2030 no se alcanzará si los países donantes no logran abordar esta brecha de financiación. Hacemos un llamamiento al Presidente electo Donald Trump para que haga un compromiso público con la lucha mundial contra el VIH. Instamos a la nueva Administración y al Congreso a aumentar los fondos para PEPFAR; el Fondo Mundial de lucha contra el SIDA, la tuberculosis y la malaria; y programas nacionales que proporcionan servicios preventivos y de tratamiento en Estados Unidos.El Revdmo. Michael B. 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Ad campaign to save charities’ resources

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 28 February 2002 | News  10 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Ad campaign to save charities’ resources Read Ad campaign tells public not to contact RSPCA over stray dogs at Ananova. A leaflet and poster campaign by the RSPCA is designed to spread the message about whom to contact regarding stray dogs.A leaflet and poster campaign by the RSPCA is designed to spread the message about whom to contact regarding stray dogs. The RSPCA, together with other animal charities, receives hundreds of calls each year about stray dogs, but the responsibility rests only with local authorities and the police.The campaign is designed both to reduce the problem and reduce the time the animal charities have to spend on handling irrelevant enquiries. Advertisement 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. read more

Exigencias comerciales de EUA aumentan problemas en Sudáfrica

first_imgEl gobierno de Sudáfrica enfrenta tres graves problemas económicos. Trabajadoras/es legislativos han estado en huelga por aumentos salariales desde el 9 de noviembre, impidiendo la labor legislativa normal. La sequía actual, que probablemente reduzca la producción agrícola, ha provocado ceses y cortes periódicos de energía, disminuyendo los ingresos de la empresa estatal. Además, la administración del presidente Obama está exigiendo cambios en la política comercial de Pretoria que ponen en peligro la soberanía del país.Las/os miembros del Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de Educación, Salud y Afines están desafiando una orden judicial para poner fin a su huelga. NEHAWU [por sus siglas en inglés] es filial del Congreso de Sindicatos de Sudáfrica, COSATU. El gobierno afirma que la huelga es ilegal porque las/os trabajadores realizan “servicios esenciales”.Las/os trabajadores del Parlamento limpian, atienden y supervisan las operaciones de las reuniones de las comisiones legislativas para que sean eficientes, y controlan el acceso al centro de visitantes. Desde el 9 de noviembre, las/os trabajadores en huelga en el interior del edificio del Parlamento en Ciudad del Cabo han impedido el trabajo legislativo normal y han forzado la cancelación de algunas reuniones del comité.El 16 de noviembre, los líderes de NEHAWU informaron que los salarios de las/os trabajadores fueron retenidos debido a la participación en la huelga. Las negociaciones se interrumpieron, y NEHAWU dijo que no se reanudarán hasta que se restablezca el pago. COSATU y sus sindicatos han enviado muchos mensajes de apoyo, al igual que los líderes regionales de NEHAWU y organizaciones estudiantiles y juveniles.Un acuerdo a principios de año sobre un incremento salarial del 9 por ciento no incluía bonos por desempeño, que es un tema importante de la huelga. (Noticias 24)En una manifestación el 16 de noviembre, NEHAWU dijo que sus demandas no eran negociables. La secretaria recién elegida de la región Ikapa Sur de NEHAWU, Baxolise Mali, dijo a la multitud: “Vamos a tener un paro nacional . . . estamos muy claros. No estamos luchando contra la alianza [del gobierno], estamos luchando contra el empleador”.El 11 de noviembre la policía utilizó granadas aturdidoras en enfrentamientos con el sindicato. Oficiales de policía vestidos con armaduras se llevaban a miembros de NEHAWU. Por segunda vez en un mes el edificio del parlamento de la Ciudad del Cabo fue escenario de batallas. La primera, en octubre, involucraba a estudiantes.Un portavoz parlamentario dijo que las demandas del sindicato “no estaban presupuestadas y eran inasequibles para el Parlamento dado su limitado presupuesto.” (News24, 16 de noviembre)Problemas con la empresa estatalEn la Cumbre del G-20 que tuvo lugar en Turquía, el ministro de finanzas de Sudáfrica Nhlanhla Nene, dijo que la sequía en el subcontinente, ahora que el hemisferio sur de África comienza el verano, podría afectar la producción agrícola y consecuentemente, provocar un aumento en los precios de los alimentos y otros bienes de consumo, reducir los ingresos y aumentar el desempleo.Los problemas con la agencia estatal de servicios públicos Eskom también han aumentado en los últimos meses. Los apagones periódicos han obligado al gobierno a hacer frente a la caída de los ingresos por generación de energía.La respuesta del gobierno a la crisis de Eskom incluye la conversión de la deuda subordinada a acciones, lo cual dice Nene que ha aliviado la presión de financiación. La agencia de utilidad aún no ha aprovechado los cerca de 50 mil millones de rands (aproximadamente $3,5 mil millones de dólares) de la banca financiera garantizada por el gobierno.Obama amenaza con suspensión de AGOALa Ley de Crecimiento y Oportunidades de África [AGOA], fue establecida durante el último período presidencial de Bill Clinton. Está ostensiblemente diseñada para fomentar la exportación de capital al continente mientras proporciona acceso a los mercados de los productos procedentes de EUA y de naciones africanas.La administración Obama está exigiendo cambios en la política comercial de Pretoria, la cual según la Casa Blanca, dificulta el acceso de EUA a los mercados nacionales. Estados Unidos amenaza con retirar sectores agrícolas claves de los acuerdos con Sudáfrica, lo que podría causar mayor daño a la economía. Las negociaciones continúan hasta una fecha límite del 1º de enero.Una declaración del 9 de noviembre del Partido Comunista de Sudáfrica apoya la posición del gobierno del CNA en las negociaciones con EUA. El PCSA dice que a pesar de sus declaraciones encomiables “en realidad la AGOA es imperialista tanto en términos de su contenido como en su objetivo estratégico disfrazado con la ilusión fetichista de ‘mercado libre’. Su contenido imperialista extraterritorial está siendo agresivamente empujado por EUA contra Sudáfrica”.El PCSA enfatiza que “permitir que EUA prohíba la propiedad de activos económicos por parte del estado en nuestro país es usurpar nuestro derecho constitucional a la soberanía nacional democrática. Este equivaldría a entregar al imperialismo estadounidense nuestro derecho a determinar nuestra propia trayectoria de desarrollo y decidir las políticas para lograrla”.El partido también ha señalado que “la independencia de Sudáfrica debe ser salvaguardada en el interés de completar nuestra lucha por la liberación nacional y la emancipación social. ¡Nuestra independencia nacional democrática y los derechos de propiedad pública — el derecho a la propiedad colectiva de los bienes de producción incluyendo a través del estado — son cruciales para el éxito de nuestra segunda, y más radical fase de transformación”!La postura de la administración Obama muestra la verdadera agenda detrás de la AGOA y los imperativos generales de la política exterior de la Casa Blanca. Sudáfrica tiene el derecho inalienable a determinar su propio programa económico sin la interferencia de Washington y Wall Street.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Pigskin Rapture takes readers by storm

first_imgMegan Guterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/megan-guter/ Review: Christian Bale goes above and beyond in Adam McKay’s ‘Vice’ printFootball isn’t just a part of the job for a Star-Telegram sports columnist – it’s his passion. Mac Engel, who is also an adjunct journalism professor at TCU, traveled all over Texas to do the reporting for Pigskin Rapture, his latest book, which was released earlier this month. He examines the Lone Star state’s love affair with football by looking at the role high school football plays in communities.His travels included Midland, which was made famous by the book and television show, “Friday Night Lights.”Engel’s latest book can be purchased online or at the TCU Bookstore. Photo credit: Mac Engel“The “Friday Night Lights” thing is so important to me,” said Engel. “I didn’t realize the recognition football got here until I went there [Midland].” Reporting for Pigskin Rapture also helped Engel gain entry into the private suite of Dallas Cowboys’ owner, Jerry Jones.Engel said going into Jerry Jones’ suite was a pretty incredible experience. “That was really nice of the Cowboys to do that for us,” said Engel.Engel spoke about writing the book with a small group at the TCU Bookstore. His talk gave insights into his writing process. “The amount of time you have to worry about a book is much longer than you have for an article,” said Engel, who has written four books on football. “The guy that wrote Catch 22 years on the book. The most amount of time I had was seven years.”In Pigskin Rapture Engel highlights football’s status in Texas. “Imagine if you took football away from this state,” said Engel. “We have three really good NBA teams here and they’re fifth, sixth or seventh priority here.”When Engel is not writing books like Pigskin Rapture and Tony Romo: America’s Next Quarterback, he is a reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, an adjunct professor at TCU, a radio show co-host and writer on his blog, The Big Mac Blog.  [<a href=”//storify.com/mm_guter/fans-rave-about-mac-engel-s-latest-book” target=”_blank”>View the story “Fans Rave about Mac Engel’s Latest Book” on Storify</a>] Megan Guterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/megan-guter/ Twitter Mac Engel’s latest book, Pigskin Rapture can be found online or at the TCU Bookstore. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution + posts ReddIt Megan Guterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/megan-guter/ Facebook Megan Guter Megan Guter is a senior journalism major and FTDM minor from New Orleans, Louisiana. Megan is an aspiring fashion icon and pop culture enthusiast. She loves reality television, boybands, and New Orleans to an extreme level. She is also a co-host at TCU’s one and only celebrity entertainment podcast, Celebrity Dish. Geaux Frogs! Megan Guterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/megan-guter/ Previous articleTCU VGP (Ep. 24 – Battlefront Details, Telltale’s Guardians and more)Next articleSeniors Speak Up about life lessons Megan Guter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Twitter TCU community honors loved ones during National Suicide Prevention Week Linkedin Review: Ali and Mortensen bring the ’60s to life in Peter Farrelly’s ‘Green Book’ Facebook Live Blog: Medical School Receives Preliminary Accreditation Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Two journalists beaten by police and UN peacekeepers, one seriously injured

first_img Receive email alerts Reports News June 20, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists beaten by police and UN peacekeepers, one seriously injured RSF urges Liberian authorities to investigate threats against journalists LiberiaAfrica LiberiaAfrica Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Liberia Reporters Without Borders condemns the use of violence by members of the national police and United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) against several journalists, including Daylue Goah of the privately-owned daily New Democrat and Evans Ballah of Public Agenda, during a student demonstration yesterday. Goah was seriously injured.“Such police brutality against journalists is disgraceful and unacceptable,” the press freedom organisation said. “The police and UNMIL peacekeepers clearly lost control of the situation and used disproportionate violence. We are amazed by the clear lack of professionalism and self-control displayed by troops acting under UN authority. Everything must be done to shed light on these incidents and on the deliberate use of violence against the press, and those responsible must be punished.”Goah and Ballah were sent by their newspapers to cover a student demonstration against conditions on the University of Liberia campus, which degenerated into rioting on the main streets of the capital not far from the presidential palace and which elicited a forceful intervention by the security forces.The two journalists were attacked by members of a joint Liberian National Police and UNMIL unit, who tore up their ID cards and forced them to delete the photos from their digital cameras. Witnesses said Goah was beaten on the neck and arms with batons and rifle butts by a member of the Special Security Service (which protects the president) and a Nigerian peacekeeper.He managed to escape and tried to get another soldier to protect him. Instead the two soldiers resumed beating him until he lost consciousness. Civilians took him to a hospital, where he is reportedly in a serious condition and unable to talk.According to Liberian press reports, several other journalists were also beaten by the police and UNMIL. to go furthercenter_img Organisation The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom December 16, 2020 Find out more News November 27, 2020 Find out more RSF_en News June 12, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

GDP Growth Slows Down But Still Beats Predictions for Q3

first_img October 30, 2014 1,399 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Allstate Appraisal, Bradford Launch Third-Party Inspection Product Next: California Judge Dismisses $16 Million Verdict Against Servicer Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Bureau of Economic Analysis Consumer Spending Federal Reserve GDP Subscribe About Author: Tory Barringer Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post The nation’s economy continued to grow at a brisk clip in the third quarter, slowing down from the prior period but still beating forecasts.Gross domestic product (GDP) in the United States increased at an annualized rate of 3.5 percent last quarter, according to an advance estimate from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Economists surveyed by Econoday anticipated a growth rate of 3.0 percent.The third quarter’s economic advance compares to an annualized 4.6 percent growth rate in the second quarter and a contraction of 2.1 percent in the first quarter.According to BEA, the increase in real GDP last quarter largely stemmed from contributions from consumer spending, exports, nonresidential fixed investment, and government spending at all levels. Except for federal government spending—which picked up significantly—growth decelerated across all of those categories, resulting in the lower overall rate of expansion compared to Q2.The GDP report comes a day after the Federal Reserve announced plans to close down its stimulative bond-buying program, signaling increased confidence in the economy’s progression.Whatever progress the Fed thinks the country has made, consumers might not be feeling as confident. According to Thursday’s report, consumer spending increased 1.8 percent in the third quarter, dropping from a pace of 2.5 percent in Q2. Meanwhile, personal income rose $152.9 billion, down from $223 billion as wage and salary growth slowed.Thursday’s report from BEA is the first of three the agency will release on third-quarter GDP. The next estimate, based on more complete data than what is available now, is scheduled for November 25.center_img Tory Barringer began his journalism career in early 2011, working as a writer for the University of Texas at Arlington’s student newspaper before joining the DS News team in 2012. In addition to contributing to DSNews.com, he is also the online editor for DS News’ sister publication, MReport, which focuses on mortgage banking news. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago GDP Growth Slows Down But Still Beats Predictions for Q3 in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Related Articles Bureau of Economic Analysis Consumer Spending Federal Reserve GDP 2014-10-30 Tory Barringer Home / Daily Dose / GDP Growth Slows Down But Still Beats Predictions for Q3 The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

Karnataka HC Directs Govt To Immediately Constitute Expert Team Of Doctors To Inspect Hospitals Dealing With COVID-19 Cases

first_imgNews UpdatesKarnataka HC Directs Govt To Immediately Constitute Expert Team Of Doctors To Inspect Hospitals Dealing With COVID-19 Cases Mustafa Plumber16 July 2020 10:10 PMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on Thursday directed the State government to immediately constitute an expert committee of doctors which would inspect and supervise hospitals dealing with Covid19 cases in the state and issue necessary directions for their improvement. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Alok Aradhe, referring to the SupremeCourt order dated June 19…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 Karnataka High Court on Thursday directed the State government to immediately constitute an expert committee of doctors which would inspect and supervise hospitals dealing with Covid19 cases in the state and issue necessary directions for their improvement. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Alok Aradhe, referring to the SupremeCourt order dated June 19 which directed all states to constitute the committee within one week, said “Such an expert team must be constituted immediately and must start functioning immediately.” The bench also directed the state and all other stakeholders to come out with measures for protecting categories of public servants who are in forefront against the war of COVID19. The categories included, pourakarmikas, police, doctors/nurses, asha workers, medical personnel and housekeeping staff in hospitals and other facilities. The bench noted that “All stakeholders must ensure that special care is taken of this category of public servants who are at the forefront.” The bench also directed the state to consider conducting random testing of the front line warriors and protect them. Advocate Clifton Rozario ,appearing for All India Central Council Of Trade Unions, pointed out that as per previous orders of the high court, though BBMP was directed to provide all necessary safety equipment including PPE kits to those working in Containment Zones, it has not been done. Advocate G R Mohan, appearing in another petition, submitted that one pourakarmika, who was infected with coronavirus, and has died today. Around 1,000 police personnel are also infected.   The bench then directed the BBMP to strictly implement the directions given in the previous orders of the court and the standard operating procedure issued on April 24 which directs for providing for special category of PPE kits for pourakarmikas working in containment zones. As regards to the issue of private hospitals not admitting patients tested positive for coronavirus, Additional Advocate General Dhyan Chinnappa submitted that a circular has been issued by the state clarifying that private hospitals and ambulances are bound to admit COVID-19 patients and ferry the patients to the nearest facility, without generation of the BU code, on basis of any of the three documents as proof. 1: SMS alert from an authorised source indicating positive status of covid19 2: A covid19 positive alert on the Aarogya setu app. 3: Positive status in a report from an accredited Laboratory. The bench added that “Considering large number of grievances which are made regarding failure to monitor the allocation of beds by private hospitals. It will be appropriate that the State govt modifies the circular dated July 15, by incorporating a direction to set out a specific telephone number on which patient or relative can lodge grievance regarding failure of a particular hospital to admit a patient.” The court also asked the state government to invoke necessary provisions of the Disaster Management Act by issuing directions to all private hospitals so that a direction can be enforced against the private hospitals. “Section 24(f) of DMA can be invoked, where state SEC can issue directions to persons in charge of private hospitals dealing with COVID19 patients. If such directions are issued, then penal action can be taken against the departing hospitals. Appropriate for the SEC to exercise powers under S. 24 for issuing directions to the private hospitals,” the court said. The court has now posted the matter for further hearing on July 20 and directed the state to place on record details of measures taken to provide medical facilities in different districts. It said “As can be seen from official figures published by the state government that a large number of cases are detected. State to give details about steps taken to provide medical facilities in the districts? Details of hospitals, beds, doctors etc in each of the districts to be placed on record. Number of testing centres and ambulances available to be stated. How can a person in the district get tested and secure an ambulance and medical assistance? What is the procedure prescribed in this regard? Are there any helplines in the districts? Next Storylast_img read more

Farm Laws And Farmers Protest: Supreme Court Hearing- Live updates

first_imgTop StoriesFarm Laws And Farmers Protest: Supreme Court Hearing- Live updates LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK20 Jan 2021 12:07 AMShare This – xSupreme Court Bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian starts hearing the matter concerning the ongoing farmers protests against the farm laws. An application had been filed by the Delhi Police seeking directions to prevent farmers march in the form of tractor march on the Republic Day. A plea has also been filed by Bhartiya Kisan Union Lokshakti,…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?LoginSupreme Court Bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian starts hearing the matter concerning the ongoing farmers protests against the farm laws. An application had been filed by the Delhi Police seeking directions to prevent farmers march in the form of tractor march on the Republic Day. A plea has also been filed by Bhartiya Kisan Union Lokshakti, seeking removal of all the three members who are presently part of the committee appointed by the Court to initiate talks with protesting farmers.Live Updates 20 Jan 2021 12:51 AMMatter over adjourned.20 Jan 2021 12:50 AMAG : I believe Bhushan. But police will take a call on this.20 Jan 2021 12:49 AMCJI : We trust Mr.Bhushan’s statement that his clients want to do it peacefully.20 Jan 2021 12:49 AMAttorney General : 5000 tractors coming into the city cannot be possibly maintained by the roads in the city. They will go all over the city. CJI : Mr AG, you ask the authorities and the unions how it is going to be peaceful. These are matters purely in the domain of executive.20 Jan 2021 12:47 AMBhushan : I have been counselling them to maintain peace. Even on the republic day, they propose to do it peacefully to celebrate republic day. They have issued a call that there should be absolute peace.20 Jan 2021 12:47 AMBhushan : Suppose your lordships later withdraw the interim order on the opinion that the laws are valid, what will happen? CJI : We are requesting you to advise them to change their attitude and counsel them.20 Jan 2021 12:46 AMBhushan : The agitation is a way of putting democratic pressure on the government. What they fear is that if they get up and leave on the basis that the Court has stayed the laws, the pressure on the government will go away.20 Jan 2021 12:45 AMBhushan says that the unions are “totally convinced” that the laws need to be repealed and so they don’t want to discuss amendments. Laws were passed without discussions and without even voting in Rajya Sabha, Bhushan understand.20 Jan 2021 12:44 AMCJI asks Prashant Bhushan what solution can be found for the problem.CJI to Bhushan : We are calling upon you to counsel your clients in such a way to bring peace. We want a resolution of the dispute.20 Jan 2021 12:43 AMOne lawyer seeks for a direction that the Committee should travel to south, east regions of the country to listen to grievances. CJI : Why should they do that? Anyway, we will see later.>Load MoreNext Storylast_img read more

Recruitment: The Candidate Opt-out

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Recruitment: The Candidate Opt-outShared from missc on 14 Apr 2015 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlecenter_img Anyone who has spent a reasonable amount of time in the HR/recruiting industry invariably will have been on the wrong end of candidate opting out of an application process. There are of course a multitude of reasons why this might happen, a lot of which are outside of our control, but sadly in a large amount of cases, accountability rests on the shoulders of the agent/HR pro and in a lot of cases this can have significant ramifications. For example, in agency-land the client can quickly lose faith in an agent’s ability to close the recruitment loop. In internal talent acquisition you will be held accountable for the cost associated with the time spent resulting in a no-hire etc. Not to mention the pounding your reputation could take from the candidate or client perspective if it a regular occurrence. Sadly in HR and recruitment the candidate opt-out is an evil that will always play a part in our role but if we ensure adequate focus on the quality of our communication and efficiency of our processes, the risk will be largely minimized. It’s not rocket science by any means, but it’s good to not lose sight of the basics as our experience grows.Clarity is King: Grey areas are the mortal enemy of any recruiter. When talking to a candidate, the more details that go undiscussed or the more inaccurate the information you give the applicant, the higher the no-hire’o’meter will rise. When talking to a candidate, if you get the impression that any details you’ve divulged about the remit, remuneration package, location or pertinent skills managed to raise the candidate’s eyebrows and perhaps caused un-easiness, DRILL DOWN!. Don’t be happy with getting a half-hearted approval to flick a CV to a client/hiring manager. Ultimately all you will be doing is facilitating the beginning of a fact finding mission for the candidate (which they will opt out of as soon as any facts they don’t like arise) as opposed to offering up all the facts and ascertaining that they are your/clients next superstar. Yes, your CV submittal rate will be higher but your conversion rate will stink.Recruit in a timely manner, without lacking substance. Anyone who has read my previous blog post (Why the long……process) will know my thoughts on drawn out, lengthy recruitment processes. IMO, if a recruiter or HR pro must ask a candidate to go through a 6 stage process in order for them to ascertain suitability, or if they lack the ability to consult properly with their clients/hiring managers around why this is not needed, then there is some serious training required. Personally, I’m a fan of a robust phone screening process followed by a panel interview or a well put together 2 stage interview process. Keeping in mind the candidate experience, neither option would be arduous but will give more than adequate time to ensure a full screening process.As I said, by no means rocket science but I’d suggest just keeping these two things in mind will largely contribute to overall recruitment success rate and conversion ratios. Read full article last_img read more

Aryzta underlying profit crashes more than 70%

first_imgAryzta has reported steep declines in profit and earnings – but insists the business is well placed for future growth.Announcing its results for the year to 31 July 2018, the international baked goods giant reported a 9.5% fall in revenue to €3,435m (£3,057m), down 1.2% on an organic basis. European revenue fell 1.6% to €1,710.6m (£1,522m), but grew 0.9% on an organic basis.Earnings were hit by factors including the butter price hike and Brexit concerns in Europe, and by labour and distribution cost increases in the US.Underlying net profit fell 72.3% to €49.6m (£44.6m), while underlying EBITDA declined by 28.2% to €301.8m (£268.7m). The firm’s EBITDA margin declined 230 points to 8.8%.The results come in the year Aryzta has made a string of senior appointments, including a new CEO, CFO, chief strategy officer, chief people officer, general counsel and new CEOs of both the North American and European businesses.Following a review, it has developed a business plan focused on the frozen bakery market. Activity has included a cost reduction programme designed to drive €200m (£178m) in savings over a three-year period with annual targeted run-rate savings.The business has also sold the Cloverhill and La Rousse business, and sold its stake in Signature Flatbreads back to its founders.“During the 2018 financial year, the board has worked to refocus the strategy, rebuild the management team and put the business back on the path to stability, performance and growth,” stated Aryzta.The company is raising up to €800m (£712m) of equity capital to reduce debt and give the business the finances to fund the turnaround programme.Aryzta said the benefits of the funding would include: improved liquidity and financial flexibility; enabling the business to maximise the value of disposals; providing greater certainty for its customers and suppliers; and providing funding for other investment projects.“After completion of the capital increase, Aryzta believes it will be well positioned to deliver on its key objectives of stabilising its business and driving performance and growth by exploiting the potential of the steadily growing frozen bakery market through strengthening customer relationships and improving operational efficiency,” stated the company.For the coming financial year, Aryzta expects underlying performance to be stable, with mid-to-high single-digit organic EBITDA growth.last_img read more