Tax on profit from abroad faces reform

first_img Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Tax on profit from abroad faces reform whatsapp whatsapp Monday 29 November 2010 8:45 pm TAX should not be levied on profits made from genuine overseas business, the Treasury said yesterday in a bid to stem the flow of internationalcompanies moving their headquarters out of the UK. Publishing details of its corporate tax reform programme, the Treasury said controlled foreign company (CFC) tax should only be levied on profits that are artificially diverted away from the UK, and that it is not designed to catch a firm’s commercial offshore operations in the UK tax net. The proposal was published alongside plans for a reduction in corporation tax to 24 per cent from 28 per cent, by reducing it by one per cent a year starting in April 2011.The proposals are designed to simplify the CFC tax regime, which currently levies tax on profits UK companies make overseas and which many businesses have criticised as being overly complicated and unfair. Several firms, among them United Business Media, the advertising agency WPP, pharmaceutical giant Shire and Henderson Group, have in the last year moved their tax base to Ireland citing CFC as the main reasons for doing so. Ireland also has a lower rate of corporation tax at 12 per cent.Toby Ryland of chartered accountants Blick Rothenberg said while the discussion paper was a step forward business had been asking for clarity for several years without success. He added given it would take at least six months for any concrete proposals to be put forward, and a year before draft legislation, the uncertainty would remain regarding the CFC meaning businesses “may still be tempted to move out of the UK”.But Chris Sanger, head of tax policy at Ernst & Young said UK companies would be “breathing a collective sigh of relief.” “The proposals have ruled out a restriction on interest, helping to ensure that the UK remains a stable environment for companies to invest in. It will also take the UK one step further forward to the coalition’s pledge of making the UK the most competitive corporate tax system in the G20,” he said. The government said it would introduce more targeted rules in 2012 but that a package of interim improvements would be introduced as early as next year. Share Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndoReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter CenterUndothedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comUndo Tags: NULLlast_img read more

FA fine Huddersfield for Paddy Power sponsorship stunt

first_img Regions: UK & Ireland The Football Association has hit Huddersfield Town with a £50,000 fine and a warning after the Championship club’s Paddy Power sponsorship stunt saw it found in breach of kit and advertising regulations. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter FA fine Huddersfield for Paddy Power sponsorship stunt Email Addresscenter_img 6th September 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle The Football Association has hit Huddersfield Town with a £50,000 fine and a warning after the Championship club’s Paddy Power sponsorship stunt saw it found in breach of kit and advertising regulations.On 17 July, the club announced a deal with Flutter Entertainment’s Paddy Power brand, apparently the operator’s first shirt sponsorship agreement in the UK. A kit purporting to be Huddersfield’s first team strip for the 2019-20 season, featuring the Paddy Power brand as a sash across its front was then unveiled, with the team even wearing the kit for a friendly match against Rochdale AFC.The kit was later revealed to be a PR stunt to help launch the bookmaker’s ‘Save Our Shirt’ campaign, with Huddersfield’s actual 2019-20 kit featuring no sponsor’s logo.The ‘Save Our Shirt’ campaign is an initiative to encourage betting operators to stop sponsoring football team’s shirts and has signed up a number of clubs, including English League One club Southend United and League Two team Macclesfield Town, as well as Scottish Premier League outfit Motherwell. As part of the campaign, Paddy Power has agreed a commercial deal with each club, but forgoes any shirt sponsorship rights, instead leaving the front of the shirt free of any logo.However, the FA failed to see the funny side, hitting Huddersfield with a misconduct charge in August. The club was ultimately found to have breached breached FA Regulation C.2(i), which states that sponsorship is only permitted on the front of players’ shirts if it does not exceed a single area of 200 square centimetres.Scott Longley looked into the potential pitfalls of Paddy Power’s new campaign in The Terriers meet the Merry Pranksters. Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Legal & compliancelast_img read more

3 reasons why the stock market’s crash could be the best buying opportunity in 10 years

first_img Enter Your Email Address Peter Stephens | Friday, 5th June, 2020 Image source: Getty Images. The recent stock market crash has caused significant paper losses for many investors. In the short term, they may increase depending on news regarding coronavirus. As such, many investors may determine that now is not the right time to be buying stocks.However, just as previous market crashes such as the global financial crisis, which occurred over a decade ago, proved to be buying opportunities, the 2020 downturn may end up being viewed the same way over the long run. As such, buying financially-sound businesses while they offer wide margins of safety could lead to high returns in the coming years.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Recovery potential after a market crashThe prospect of a stock market recovery may seem unlikely at the present time. After all, coronavirus has sadly had a huge impact on the health and wellbeing of many people across the world. It has led to lockdowns being implemented in many countries that are expected to produce a major decline in economic output.However, the global economy has always recovered from its previous downturns. Certainly, this has taken many months or even years in some cases. But it has always returned to positive GDP growth, which has produced rising earnings for businesses and improving investor sentiment. Therefore, buying stocks now could enable you to take part in the world’s likely economic recovery over the coming years.Low pricesA stock market crash enables investors to buy companies while they trade on low prices. This has historically been a sound investment strategy, since equity prices are cyclical. They have always followed the same pattern of experiencing bull markets and bear markets, with neither lasting in perpetuity.Buying a company at a lower price can lead to a more favourable risk/reward ratio for investors. There is greater scope for capital growth, while many of the risks faced by businesses may be priced in. As such, investors who are able to buy bargain stocks today could generate high returns as the recent market crash gives way to growth.Financial strengthAs well as the stock market’s recovery potential and low prices, now could be the best buying opportunity since the global financial crisis due to the financial strength of many businesses.Although a wide range of sectors are likely to be negatively impacted by coronavirus in the short run, in many cases they contain companies that have solid balance sheets and wide economic moats. They may help such businesses to survive a period of economic weakness, and return to growth over the coming years.Investing in financially-sound companies can reduce your risk and improve your prospects of experiencing long-term growth. As such, focusing on the balance sheets of the companies you intend to purchase could be a worthwhile move when aiming to capitalise on low valuations found across the stock market following its recent crash. 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La Chambre des évêques s’engage pour mettre fin à la…

first_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Tags Featured Events The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group [Service Episcopal News] La Chambre des évêques de l’Eglise épiscopale a déclaré le 7 mars que ses membres soutiendront deux grands mouvements sociaux, pour mettre fin, l’un  à la violence par armes à feu et l’autre au harcèlement sexuel, à la violence sexuelle et aux et préjugés sexistes.Les évêques ont déclaré qu’ils « soutiennent de tout cœur et s’unissent » aux jeunes survivants de la fusillade meurtrière du 14 février à l’établissement scolaire de Parkland, en Floride, dans leur appel à mettre fin à la violence par armes à feu.Dans une autre déclaration, ils ont dit qu’ils savaient que « l’église n’est pas à la hauteur de notre responsabilité d’écoute et de réponse » à « la réalité du harcèlement sexuel, de la violence sexiste et de la citadelle culturelle des préjugés et injustices sexistes. » Les évêques « invitent l’église à un examen plus approfondi de ce que Dieu veut pour nos relations », y compris durant la Convention générale de juillet.Les deux déclarations ont été « adoptées » lors de leur retraite annuelle de printemps, selon des communiqués de presse délivrés par le Bureau des affaires publiques de l’église. Les évêques se sont réunis du 6 au 9 mars à Camp Allen, un camp et centre de conférence épiscopalien situé a Navasota au Texas.Les évêques déclarent que les étudiants « choisissent la vie »Dans leur déclaration à la suite de la fusillade de Parkland, les évêques ont noté que « à ce moment critique les jeunes de notre nation nous invitent à nous détourner du cauchemar de la violence par armes à feu pour rêver de choisir la vie. »La déclaration approuve les objectifs des étudiants organisateurs de la Marche pour nos vies, prévue le 24 mars à Washington, D.C. Des marches de soutien sont prévues dans de nombreuses villes des États-Unis et de nombreux évêques épiscopaliens ont exprimé leur soutien à ces marches. La déclaration des évêques a réitéré ce soutien.Ils ont également promis d’observer « une journée de Lamentation et d’action » le 14 mars, un mois après la fusillade au lycée Marjory Stoneman Douglas où 17 étudiants et adultes ont été tués.Les évêques ont déclaré que, tout en soutenant les efforts des étudiants, « nous reconnaissons que les jeunes de couleur ont continuellement invité notre pays à faire face à la violence par armes à feu qu’ils subissent, eux et leurs communautés ». “Nous nous repentons, en tant qu’évêques, de ne avoir pas entendu leurs appels.”Certains commentateurs ont observé que les médias et le public en général semblaient plus réceptifs aux appels pour mettre fin à la violence par armes à feu provenant de communautés majoritairement blanches. D’autres ont exprimé leurs inquiétudes quant aux préjugés racistes potentiels parmi les enseignants qui pourraient être armés, comme l’ont proposé le président Donald Trump et d’autres.Les évêques ont déclaré qu’ils « réitèrent leur engagement à travailler en vue d’une législation sur la sécurité des armes à feu, comme notre église l’a demandé dans plusieurs résolutions de la Convention générale. »Les évêques de l’Église épiscopale ont réagi aussitôt après avoir reçu une lettre des épiscopaliens Philip et April Schentrup, les parents de Carmen Schentrup, âgée de 16 ans, qui a été tuée dans la fusillade du lycée Marjory Stoneman Douglas. La famille Schentrup fréquente l’église épiscopale St. Mary Magdalene de Coral Springs, en Floride où leur fille était responsable d’un groupe de jeunes. Mgr. Peter Eaton, évêque du diocèse du sud-est de la Floride, a donné lecture de leur lettre  aux évêques.« Dans notre tentative de guérir du désespoir et du chagrin, nous sommes obligés d’essayer de faire de ce monde un monde meilleur pour nos deux enfants restants et pour tous les enfants », ont déclaré les parents aux évêques, les implorant « en tant que dirigeants de l’église du Christ, d’aborder de front la question de la violence par armes à feu. »“Nous vous demandons d’en faire une priorité pour l’église et de ne laisser que peu d’ambiguïté quant à « ce que Jésus ferait. » Le fléau de la violence par armes à feu dans cette nation, en particulier avec des fusils d’assaut militaires, est un problème de notre fait et qui est contraire au désir de paix et d’amour de Dieu. En tant que nation, nous pouvons résoudre ce problème et, en tant que dirigeants de l’église dans notre pays, nous vous demandons d’aider à ouvrir la voie. Au nom du Christ, nous vous supplions d’agir. »Ils ont également demandé aux évêques de « venir avec nous pour défendre la vie des enfants et le ministère de l’église du Christ », lors des événements du 24 mars.« On ne peut qu’imaginer l’exemple de leadership et de solidarité qu’une telle démonstration pourrait apporter à notre pays fracturé et divisé », ont écrit M. et Mme Schentrup.Répondre au mouvement #moiaussiDans leur déclaration sur la violence et le harcèlement sexuels, les évêques notent que c’est la première fois que la Chambre des évêques s’est réunie depuis que le mouvement #moiaussi a débuté à l’automne dernier.« Beaucoup d’entre nous ont été victimes de harcèlement sexuel et peut-être de violence sexuelle », ont-ils écrit. « Les évêques femmes connaissent l’expérience du « moi aussi ». Ainsi que certains évêques hommes. Nous vivons différemment la relation au pouvoir selon notre culture. »La Chambre s’est engagée à poursuivre ce qu’elle a appelé « notre propre travail de réconciliation au sein de notre branche de l’Eglise de Dieu, honorant ce que nous avons appris et accompli, tout en reconnaissant la distance qu’il nous reste encore à parcourir. »Ils ont dit que ce travail « demandera du courage. »« Alors que beaucoup de femmes et d’hommes s’avancent courageusement pour partager la vérité sur leur expérience, des hommes et des femmes courageux écouteront, le cas échéant se repentiront et joueront un rôle actif dans la réparation de ce qui a été brisé, travaillant à changer la culture de notre église. »La déclaration a également annoncé ce que les évêques ont appelé un « processus d’écoute lors d’une réunion ouverte à la Convention générale, afin d’entendre plus complètement les témoignages de celles et ceux qui ont été victimes de harcèlement et de violence sexuels dans l’église. » Cette session aura lieu le 4 juillet de 17h15 à 19h00 à l’endroit où se réunit la Chambre des évêques.Le projet des évêques fait suite à la lettre du 22 janvier du Primat Michael Curry et de la révérende Gay Clark Jennings, présidente de la Chambre des députés, demandant aux épiscopaliens d’examiner durant le Carême et au-delà, la façon dont l’église a plus ou moins bien géré les cas de harcèlement, exploitation et abus sexuels. La lettre dit également qu’ils voulaient que la Convention générale discute de ces questions parce qu’ils « veulent entendre la voix de toute l’église pour déterminer le processus pour expier le passé de l’église et façonner un futur plus juste. »Gay Clark Jennings a annoncé plus tard qu’elle nommerait et présiderait un comité spécial de la Chambre des députés sur les résolutions concernant le harcèlement et l’exploitation sexuels. Le comité aura cinq sous-comités pour préparer des résolutions sur : une théologie et une langue inclusives ; les disparités en matière de rémunération, d’embauche, de congés et de pensions ; les modifications du processus disciplinaire et de la formation du titre IV ; la vérité et la réconciliation ; et la justice sociale en-dehors de l’église. Les nominations au comité ont été annoncées il y a une semaine.La révérende Mary Frances Schjonberg est rédactrice en chef par intérim de l’Episcopal News Service. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK center_img Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 House of Bishops, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Washington, DC 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 Rector Bath, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest La Chambre des évêques s’engage pour mettre fin à la violence par armes à feu et à la violence sexuelle Une « Séance d’écoute ouverte » pour « entendre des témoignages de violence et de harcèlement sexuels dans l’église », prévue lors de la Convention générale Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Advocacy Peace & Justice, Gender Justice, Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit an Event Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN de Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Mar 7, 2018 last_img read more

Lan Villa / Yuan Architects

first_img Taiwan (ROC) CopyHouses•Taiwan (ROC) Houses ArchDaily “COPY” Year:  Lan Villa / Yuan Architects Projects CopyAbout this officeYuan ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookTaiwan (ROC)Published on January 16, 2021Cite: “Lan Villa / Yuan Architects” 15 Jan 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?山岚居 / 行一建筑是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Yi-Hsien Lee and Associates YHLAAArchitect In Charge:Wenyuan PengCountry:Taiwan (ROC)More SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Yi-Hsien Lee and Associates YHLAARecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesCurtain WallsKalwall®Facades – Specialty ApplicationsBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsJUNGLight Switch and Light – Plug + LightWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. The inspiration of the Lan Villa design came from the sensation of being surrounded by the beauty of nature and mountain landscapes. Located in the mountain area of Xindian district, Lan Villa is where we may reflect on the direction and connections with the spaces within our lives. Throughexperiencing beautiful outdoor scenery, we find ways to interact, live and enrich our life with nature.Save this picture!© Yi-Hsien Lee and Associates YHLAASave this picture!© Yi-Hsien Lee and Associates YHLAAThe three-story building is located in the corner of an apartment complex on a hill. Due to the terrain, the entrance is located on the second floor. The movement of occupants from the street to the interior is at first horizontal. After advancing to the mountain view area at the back, however, the movement flow becomes vertical as they go upstairs or downstairs. Save this picture!© Yi-Hsien Lee and Associates YHLAASave this picture!© Yi-Hsien Lee and Associates YHLAAThe middle floor is an open and communal area, where residents are free to explore ways to make use of the space. Cohering gently with the natural environment outside the window, the soft, curved wall in the life space renders its elegance to the living room downstairs and the bedroom upstairs.Save this picture!© Yi-Hsien Lee and Associates YHLAASave this picture!DiagramSave this picture!© Yi-Hsien Lee and Associates YHLAAThe curved wall represents the flow of life through an architectural structure, corresponding to the beauty of the indoor landscape and the outdoor mountain view, redefining the verticality inside the space. As a collector of seasonal changes outdoors as well as an interface of the living space, the wall reflects every variation of light and color on the rolling hills, and casts different colors of light into the living space accordingly.Save this picture!© Yi-Hsien Lee and Associates YHLAASave this picture!© Yi-Hsien Lee and Associates YHLAARevolving around the flow of time, the space interweaves life, nature, and time together. The fluidity of flow in the building establishes great flexibility, giving users freedom to redefine their life space.Save this picture!© Yi-Hsien Lee and Associates YHLAAProject gallerySee allShow lessDK House / rab architectsSelected ProjectsPreston Hollow Residence / Specht ArchitectsSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Area:  111 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Yi-Hsien Lee and Associates YHLAA+ 35Curated by 韩爽 – HAN Shuang Share Photographs 2019 Lan Villa / Yuan ArchitectsSave this projectSaveLan Villa / Yuan Architects Architects: Yuan Architects Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

Argos supports Wavemakers’ Awards for children

first_img Tagged with: Awards Howard Lake | 20 January 2006 | News  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Children aged 12 and under (individuals or groups) Children and young people aged 13-19 (individuals and groups) Organisation or service led initiatives which have been led and inspired by children and young people Nominations close at the end of February and the Awards ceremony will take place on July 6th 2006 in London. Argos supports Wavemakers’ Awards for childrencenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis National charity Wavemakers has opened nominations for its second annual awards.Wavemakers, which has launched a new partnership with Argos as a major supporter of this year’s awards, recognises children and young people who have taken the initiative to help themselves and empower others in the areas of social care, education and health. The charity is seeking nominations for inspirational initiatives or projects, which have been led by children or young people, in the following categories: 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Attacks and acts of intimidation against journalists

first_imgNews IraqMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information Organisation News Follow the news on Iraq IraqMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders continues to be concerned about the dangers for journalists in Iraq, where there have been series of attacks and acts of intimidation against media personnel this month.In one of the latest cases, unidentified gunmen fired on Al-Iraqiya TV reporter Abd Al-Hasan Al-Rukaabi as he was driving between the southern city of Nasriyah and the nearby town of Al-Refai on 19 October. He was injured in the neck after abandoning his car to escape the shots but, after being treated in hospital, doctors said he was in no danger.Aged 50 and the father of eight children, Rukaabi has worked for Al-Iraqiya since 2003. He said he did not know the motive for the murder attempt, which the police are investigating. Reporters Without Borders urges the authorities to ensure that those responsible are identified.Soldiers raided the home of Al-Sharq reporter Khalil Al-Alwani in Fallujah (in the western province of Anbar) on 17 October. In a statement, Alwani said the raid was carried out illegally, without a court order, with the probable aim of arresting him in connection with articles about everyday problems in Anbar, where the rate of violent crime and murder has become alarming. The authorities denied having anything to do with the raid.Journalists and activists staged a peaceful demonstration in Fallujah the next day to demand an investigation into the circumstances of the illegal raid. Reporters Without Borders urges the authorities to begin the investigation at once in order to shed light on what happened and to guarantee Alwani’s safety.TV executive Hoshyar Abdallah was arrested by a court in the Kurdish city of Sulaymaniyah, in northern Iraq, on 1 October on a charge of defaming former Kurdish water resources minister Abdul Latif Muhammad Jamal for accusing him of corruption. He was released two days later on bail of 145,000 dinars (90 euros). Abdallah heads KNN, a Sulaymaniyah-based TV station affiliated to the Kurdish opposition movement Change.Reporters Without Borders urges the Iraqi authorities to put a stop to the abuses against media personnel and to guarantee their safety under the law for the protection of journalists that was adopted last August. Iraq continues to be a dangerous country for journalists. December 16, 2020 Find out more Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” to go furthercenter_img Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan December 28, 2020 Find out more RSF_en News News Receive email alerts RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” February 15, 2021 Find out more October 21, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Attacks and acts of intimidation against journalistslast_img read more

Ensure Strict Confidentiality Of CDR Details Of COVID Patients: Kerala HC Closes Ramesh Chennithala’s Plea [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesEnsure Strict Confidentiality Of CDR Details Of COVID Patients: Kerala HC Closes Ramesh Chennithala’s Plea [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK24 Aug 2020 9:15 PMShare This – xWhile closing the writ petition filed by Ramesh Chennithala, the Kerala High Court directed the Government to ensure strict confidentiality of the CDR details collected and also to ensure that no third party has access to it.The bench comprising the Chief Justice S. Manikumar and Shaji P. Chaly closed the writ petition recording the submission of the state that the CDR details…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?LoginWhile closing the writ petition filed by Ramesh Chennithala, the Kerala High Court directed the Government to ensure strict confidentiality of the CDR details collected and also to ensure that no third party has access to it.The bench comprising the Chief Justice S. Manikumar and Shaji P. Chaly closed the writ petition recording the submission of the state that the CDR details are collected for the limited purpose of finding the tower location. Ramesh Chennithala, the leader of opposition, had moved the High Court seeking to restrain the Police from collecting the Call Detail Records (CDRs) of COVID-19 patients/ suspects. He had challenged a Circular dated August 11, 2020, issued by the Kerala State Police Chief, which enables the department to collect CDRs of Covid patients, from BSNL and Vodafone, for contact tracing. The opposition leader had contended that the police has no right to collect CDRs of COVID-19 positive patients in such an arbitrary manner which would amount to an intrusion to their privacy and it is illegal and void ab initio. In the affidavit filed in response to this petition, the state contended that the CDR is maintained strictly confidentially for the limited purpose of identifying the tower location and once the places where the COVID positive patients have been identified, the CDR will immediately be destroyed. It further averred that all measures are taken by the police to ensure that the CDR is not accessed by any third party.Though the counsel for Chennitthala sought time to implead the service providers to adjudicate as to whether the details provided by the service providers can be segregated only to the extent of tower location, the bench refused to grant permission in that regard. It observed:”Respondents are directed to ensure strict confidentiality of the CDR details collected and also to ensure that no third party has access, as affirmed before this Court. It is also directed that CDR details collected should not be used for any other purpose.” The bench also asked the Government to consider the request to issue a fresh circular or to issue a corrigandum, to the effect that CDR details of COVID-19 positive patients are collected only for the purpose of finding the tower location. Case DetailsCase name: RAMESH CHENNITHALA vs. STATE OF KERALACase no.: WP(C).No.17028 OF 2020(S) Coram: Chief Justice S. Manikumar and Shaji P. ChalyCounsel: Adv T.ASAFALI,  AAG K.K.RAVINDRANATHClick here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe 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

Change of heart on ‘time wasters’

first_img Comments are closed. In the pastI had a lot of sympathy for the view that time-wasters at tribunals should bepenalised. Thesobering moment comes when the tribunal chairman utters the words, “I agreewith you that this application is frivolous/vexatious and would be prepared toconsider any application that you may wish to make for costs”.Theeuphoria is tempered by the thought that, even if an award is made, therespondent still has to collect it, probably via the county court system with ahard-up ex-employee offering to settle at £1 a week. Even if theindividual has obtained advice, you can be sure that the penalty will fall tothe individual and not to his or her advisers.John AdsettViae-mail Change of heart on ‘time wasters’On 12 Dec 2000 in Vexatious claims, Personnel Today For beer-drinkers just read ‘men’I wassurprised by the claim in Personnel Today’s competition “Is your firm the bestplace to work in IT?” It reads, “This is a good chance for employers with goodHR policies to send a positive message to current and prospective staff.”Good HRpolicies should endorse equal opportunities. The message you are sending outwith this competition is that you believe that most IT departments are full ofbeer-drinkers. Bydefinition, this usually implies the people in question are men. Certainly mostmen would be excited at receiving a prize of a fridge full of beer.  My ownclose team, made up of men, would be excited but would feel embarrassed if theIT department won something that was not shared by us all (the joy of beingpart of a team).OxfordPsychologists Press is an excellent place to work in IT but we would notendorse what appears a subtle form of sexism.SharonNolanITmanagerOxfordPsychologists Press Previous Article Next Article Letter of the Week WH Smithoffers disabled hopeLike LloydsTSB (News, 28 November), WH Smith is also attracting disabled graduates, likemyself, on to a fast-track scheme. The WHSmith secondments are run by Scope for disabled graduates who have not beenable to secure employment by the normal means.Theprogramme has been running for six years and Scope has a partnership with about10 companies (increasing as the years go by), giving disabled graduates achance to gain employment experience and to help them find a job for thefuture.The schemeis a year-long contract under which graduates are given two six-monthplacements in two companies. So far the scheme has had a 100 per cent successrate with all graduates securing a job in one of their chosen placements.It alsoshows companies that disabled graduates have a lot to offer when given thischance – and this is exactly what WH Smith has given me. Being withWH Smith has given me an immense pleasure and experience that I might not havehad the chance to do, had WH Smith not decided to give disabled graduates achance by joining the fast-track scheme.KirstyLawsonGroupHRWH Smith Shortcomings of net recruitment Re: “Dotcomtakes on staff on the strength of virtual interviews” (News, 21 November). Thisyear Robert Half International has been focusing its strategy on theapplication of the Internet to enhance its recruitment processes.I havealways been wary of sole dependence of the Internet that some recruitmentconsultancies have turned to, as you simply cannot e-mail a handshake.TheInternet is a wonderful medium where employers can have access to manycandidates around the world and can process information to match capabilitiesquickly. But it does not provide the opportunity to measure the softerelements, such as level of formality, attitude and individual personality whichalso play an important role in whether the candidate would fit in with theirwork environment.Virgin’sattempt to examine these softer elements by web camera is an exciting conceptand could be a breakthrough method for recruitment consultancies to break downglobal barriers and recruit worldwide. We are alsolooking at ways to transfer skills across national borders and I will beinterested to learn in six months or so how successful Virgin’s web recruitmenthas been. SteveCarterUKmanaging directorRobertHalf International Tribunals keep open mindsAs a laymember of the employment tribunals I find the comments made by Thomas Kirby(News, 17 October) out of touch. He saidthat “panels prefer paper documents to witnesses” and “having read thepaperwork tend to all but have made their mind up before the start of unfairdismissal cases”.Lay membersdo not know the details of a new case they are sitting on until half an hourbefore they sit. Further, some of the bundles we have to deal with can be up totwo inches thick. To suggest that we have made up our minds before hearing allthe evidence belittles the service we provide.BrianDale JP Canterbury Enlightenment north of NirvanaKevinMcGrath is right to complain about the suitability of Harrogate as a venue forthe CIPD Conference (Letters, 14 November). On behalfof us all here in the North, we would like to apologise profusely for ourshabby hotels, traffic congestion, poor quality of staff, terrible overpricingand difficulty of access. We admit openly that all these problems are totallyunique to the North – and add that we never experience any of these discomfortsourselves when we travel to the Nirvana that is the South-East during thecourse of our work for the other 11 months of the year.My onlydisappointment was that McGrath omitted to mention the incessant rain. I canconfirm this is also unique to the North and that we will try much harder nextyear to direct the clouds over some less deserving people.Finally,applause is due for his wonderful suggestion that the police close off theroads to allow him to leave the area quicker: excellent idea – and proof thatthe HR profession could never be accused of self-importance. After all, whyshould the schoolchildren of Harrogate get home on time when there are HR VIPswaiting to go home? With allthis in mind I’d best not mention the warmth, good manners and hospitality Ifound among the good people of the spa town – nor how much I enjoyed the onlyevent on the whole of the HR calendar that ever requires people such as MrMcGrath to venture outside the M25.MikePrentonAgencydirectorJKLM(recruitment advertising ) Does sexuality really matter?I wasincensed at the attitude of investment bank JP Morgan towards diversity in theworkforce reported in the article “Private sector now ‘leads the way’ in staffdiversity” (News, 31 October).The bankclaimed that their decision to hold a recruitment event “specifically for gaysand lesbians” was “part of a drive to find good applicants, whatever theirsexuality”. If sexuality does not matter, why specify?Forgive meif I am being naive, but it has always been my perception that encouraging andwelcoming a diverse workforce is about inclusion, and not excluding anyparticular social group, whether that constitutes gay people, Asian or blackpeople or heterosexual people.  I am in noway prejudiced against gay people, and I’m sure they themselves would rather berecruited into a position because they are good at their job, and not becausethey fulfil the requirements of some misguided organisation’s half-heartedattempt at diversity management. RachelFreemanHRadministratorBalfourBeatty Rail Renewals Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Gymnosperm woods from the Cretaceous (mid-Aptian) Cerro Negro Formation, Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, Antarctica: the arborescent vegetation of a volcanic arc

first_imgSilicified gymnosperm trunks usually more than 30 cm in diameter and several metres in length occur abundantly in the lower part of the mid-AptianCerroNegroFormation, which crops out on ByersPeninsula, LivingstonIsland, northern Antarctic Peninsula. These fossil woods are found within silicic ignimbrites, tuffs and lapilli-tuffs interpreted as the product of hot pyroclastic flows, and in silicic and andesitic conglomerates interpreted as fluvially-reworked volcanic sediments. A detailed quantitative study of the wood taxonomy has revealed the presence of three form genera, Araucarioxylon,Podocarpoxylon , and Sahnioxylon. The former two genera represent the conifer families Araucariaceae and Podocarpaceae respectively and the latter probably belongs to the extinct gymnosperm order Bennettitales. These wood genera represent the remains of the arborescentvegetation, which grew on the margins of an active pyroclastic volcanic cone near the edge of the mid-Cretaceous Antarctic Circle (palaeolatitude 62°S).last_img read more