FREE 2018 calendar with the new Rugby World!

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Highlight WHOOP WHOOP! The new issue of Rugby World comes with a FREE 2018 calendar celebrating the game’s record breakers – think of it as an early Christmas present from us! On top of that we have all you need to make the most of rugby’s festive season as well as an in-depth investigation into whether player migration is destroying the game. Here are ten reasons why you should pick up a copy of the January 2018 edition…1. FREE 2018 CALENDARStart planning next year’s adventures with your FREE calendar, which features superb photos of 12 rugby record-breakers as well as key dates in 2018.2. THE GREAT MIGRATIONThe focus of Alan Dymock’s latest in-depth investigation is player movement. With more and more rugby players navigating the globe to play the game, there are plenty of success stories but also reasons for concern. He speaks to players and administrators about the positives and the pitfalls across eight pages – and keep an eye out for case studies on rugbyworld.com too.FIND OUT HOW TO DOWNLOAD THE DIGITAL ISSUE HERE3. A VERY RUGBY CHRISTMASMake the most of rugby’s festive season with out gift guide – present ideas for the rugby-loving folk in your life – and a preview of the big games over the festive season.4. A DOZEN WISHES FOR 2018RW columnist Stephen Jones lays out 12 radical steps to shake up the game next year and beyond, from South Africa joining the European international scene to bars closing at rugby grounds during matches.Raise a glass: Dylan Hartley lifts the Cook Cup after England’s win over Australia. Photo: Getty Images5. ENGLAND CAPTAIN DYLAN HARTLEYThe England and Northampton hooker talks phones, phobias and family in our offbeat Q&A – and reveals the nickname Eddie Jones has for him! Ten reasons why you need to pick up a copy of Rugby World’s January 2018 editioncenter_img 6. JAPAN 2019It’s less than two years until the World Cup kicks off in Japan and RW has visited Yokohama Country & Athletic Club to  find out what rugby is like at a grass-roots level in the country.Plane sailing: Tom Brown and Stuart McInally at Fife Airport. Photo: Robert Perry7. FLYING WITH AN EDINBURGH DUOScotland hooker Stuart McInally already has his private pilot’s licence while his Edinburgh team-mate Tom Brown is close to completing the process too. So RW headed to Fife to take to the skies with the pair – find out what happened in this issue.FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HERE8. GET TO KNOW TADHG BEIRNEHe’s been a standout performer for the Scarlets since arriving in 2016 as a relative unknown and will head to Munster next season in a bid to win Ireland honours. We find out more about the lock, including how he almost quit the game 18 months ago!Run free: Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale en route to scoring against Argentina. Photo: Getty Images9. IRELAND WING JACOB STOCKDALEThe Ulsterman has been in superb form for province and country this season. He tells RW’s Alan Pearey why life is surreal right now and what keeps him busy off the field.10. INSIDE THE MIND OF GAVIN HENSONThe fly-half is guiding a developing Dragons team in the Guinness Pro14 this season and he opens up on life at the region, his plans post-rugby and the importance of nutrition. Eyes on prize: Gavin Henson has been key for the Dragons this season. Photo: Getty ImagesPLUS, THERE’S ALL THIS…Former Test fly-half Charlie Hodgson offers his verdict on the current England set-up and picks his starting XV for the 2019 World Cup.Sean Holley looks at Leinster’s defensive structure in The Analyst.Leicester centre Matt Toomua gives his top tips on how to exploit space in midfield.Cardiff Blues players and coaches pay tribute to Taufa’ao Filise, the prop still going strong at 40, in Club Hero.Former Wales centre Matthew J Watkins explains what it’s like to live with cancer.The Secret Player gives an insight into what it’s like to be a pro rugby player during the Christmas period.Get to know rising stars Cai Evans, son of Iuean, and Abigail Dow, who scored a brace on her England debut last month.Ben Ryan gives his thoughts on why kicking is becoming more prevalent this season.Ali Donnelly reports on how South Africa are rebuilding their women’s programmes from the bottom up.Grass-roots news in our club section.last_img read more

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Consumer Alert: Court appearance email scam

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply From the Orange County Office of Communications and Community AffairsThe Orange County Clerk of Courts is warning consumers about an email scam where recipients are sent fake notices and told to appear in court.The emails, which are spoofed to look like an official communication from the Florida Courts E-Filing Authority, tell recipients that they must appear in court the next day at a specified time. The emails instruct recipients to click on an attachment for more information on the court case and the location of the hearing.Anyone receiving emails like this should proceed with caution, especially when clicking on links or opening attachments. The scammers are likely trying to get recipients to click on the links or open the attachments in order to infiltrate their computers for the purpose of stealing personal information.“Maintaining the integrity of the court process is always the top priority for the Clerk’s Office,” said Orange County Clerk of Courts Tiffany Moore Russell. “We want members of the community to be more aware of how the court system operates so they can better protect themselves from unfortunate scams like these.”Consumers should be aware that any official notice of hearing to appear in court will be sent by mail from the Clerk of Courts, State Attorney, Public Defender or Judiciary. Most importantly, the notice will not be sent by email.Recipients should also stop and consider if there is a valid reason they would be receiving a notice to appear before taking any action. Customers who believe they have received a fraudulent email can visit https://myeclerk.myorangeclerk.com to search by name or case number to determine if a court appearance is actually required. TAGSemail scamOrnge County Clerk of the Court Previous articleWill four issues impacting the natural gas industry also impact the consumer?Next article$1.5 million available to farmers for water conservation projects Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name herelast_img read more

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Top ten place for St Ann’s Hospice in Sunday Times List

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 March 2004 | News In addition, St Ann’s was rewarded with first place in three categories – ‘Giving something back’, ‘Making the world a better place’ and ‘Most stimulating work’.St Ann’s is an independent charity and one of the largest adult hospices in the UK. All its care is provided free of charge, meaning that it needs to raise £8 million to offer its wide range of services each year. Currently it receives around 32% of this from the government, leaving £5.4 million – that is almost £15,000 a day – that must be raised through voluntary contributions. “The Sunday Times Best Companies To Work For” survey is the only survey in Britain that ranks companies on the basis of what their employees have to say.The final 100 companies were evaluated on a series of criteria measuring the vision, leadership style, rewards and recognition, work-life balance, opportunities for professional and personal growth, as well as flexibility and the overall environment of each organisation. Over 58,000 employees from all over the UK were interviewed this year to find out which companies are truly the best. Top ten place for St Ann’s Hospice in Sunday Times List Tagged with: Awards Managementcenter_img St Ann’s Hospice has been named the 7th Best Company To Work For in Britain, according to a survey carried out by the Sunday Times.This is the first year in the four year history of the awards that a registered charity or hospice has been listed as one of the Sunday Times Best Companies.The listing recognises St Ann’s as a centre of excellence, committed not only to providing the highest standards of care to over 3,000 patients, families and carers each year, but also the staff who contribute to the running of the organisation as a whole. Advertisement  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

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Peoples Power Assemblies go national, build unity against racism, poverty and war

first_imgOakland, Calif.Photo: Al OsorioEvents were held around the country on Aug. 28, the date of the racist murder of Emmett Till in 1955 and the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.Organized by the Peoples Power Assembly movement as “Justice for Trayvon Martin Assemblies,” they demanded an end to the war against youth of color, connected that domestic war to the impending threat of a new U.S. war against Syria, and provided a step forward in uniting different sections of the working class to build a movement fighting for the interests of the people.New YorkWW photo: G. DunkelMore than 200 people rallied in ­Oakland, Calif., at Oscar Grant Plaza in an action initiated by the Peoples Power Assemblies and the Hip Hop Caucus Virtual Town Hall. Cat Brooks of the Onyx Organizing Committee chaired the rally, and speakers included Cephus “Uncle Bobby” Johnson, Oscar Grant’s uncle; Elaine Brown, former Black Panther Party chair; Jeralynn Blueford, Alan Blueford’s mother; Minister Keith Muhammad of the Nation of Islam; Berta Hernandez of Dignidad y Resistencia; and Andre Dawkins, International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 10 executive board member.Black youth participated strongly in the event, including wonderful entertainment from City of Oakland Youth Poet Laureate Obasi Davis, Youth Together and Young Oakland. The youth then led a spirited march all the way to Lil’ Bobby Hutton Park in West Oakland. The lead banner called for “Justice for Trayvon.”PhiladelphiaPhoto: Donnell RegustersDespite consistent rain, around 60 young people, students and community members marched through the Center City neighborhood of Philadelphia. Ewuare Osyande, author of “Stand Our Ground: Poems for Trayvon Martin and Marissa Alexander,” opened the march with his own poetry, then engaged the crowd with a fiery speech. Shakur Miller, a student with Youth United for Change, spoke courageously on the struggle of young people of color in Philadelphia, saying, “I hate when the melanin in my skin is mistaken for ignorance and criminality.” Pam Africa, in her typical fiery brilliance, spoke on the need for young people to stay strong to defeat the system that undervalues the lives of young people of color.The march was the first action organized by the Philadelphia Peoples Power Assembly. Darasia Selby-Adebisi, an Assembly organizer and member of Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, said, “I was really impressed by the youth that came; not only just their numbers, but their energy and their level of awareness of issues that impact their lives was amazing.“This demonstration was just the beginning of the work for the Peoples Power Assembly. Many individuals and organizations came together to make this demonstration and that’s what the Peoples Power Assembly is about: uniting people to bring practical change to our community,” concluded Selby-Adebisi.The march ended at a busy Center City shopping mall, where speakers denounced the impending U.S. war on Syria. Students spoke on the impact of 24 school closings and the layoffs of 3,500 school staff, demanding the right for young people to an education.In Providence, R.I., the largest march with an African-American majority in decades was held Aug. 28. Marchers gathered on Dr. Martin Luther King Bridge, in the shadow of the Rhode Island Statehouse. Before stepping off they listened to the words of Wayne Woods, Defend ‘The Dream’ organizer, as he rededicated the bridge to Dr. King and his struggle to end racism, poverty and war.From the back of a sound truck, Woods led marchers in chants, interspersed with deejay Eric Palmer’s magical mix of King’s “I Have A Dream” speech and singer Curtis Mayfield’s “Keep On Pushin.” A giant orange banner saying “Justice for Trayvon! End Racism! Fin al Racismo!” took up the whole street.The march swelled to 200 as it looped through Kennedy Plaza downtown, where hundreds were waiting for buses. Members of Unite HERE Local 217, who are fighting for a union contract, joined the march at the Renaissance Hotel.Other organized labor participants included American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 94 President J. Michael Downey; Scott Duhamel of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades and the Rhode Island Building Trades Council; Michael Araujo, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 23; Lenny Corrente and Manuel Marques, Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 271; a representative of the Bricklayers and Allied Trades, rank-and-file members of postal worker unions, and members and staff of Jobs with Justice.The march was followed by an MLK All Peoples Assembly. Speakers included Malcus Mills, event organizer and DARE member; Courtney Smith, organizer, Unite HERE Local 217; Joseph P. Buchanan, event organizer and long-time community activist; Matthew Thomas, Cheif Sachem of the Narragansett Indian Tribe; and Bill Bateman, event organizer and Chair of the RI Unemployed Council.Theresa Price of the RI Peoples Assembly gave a history of the 1963 march. Then she and other speakers took turns condemning the failure of the U.S. government and society to fulfill “the dream,” and explained the capitalist system’s need to maintain racism, poverty and war as tools to divide and conquer the labor, land and resources of the peoples of this country and the world.In New York City, a march targeting several police precincts wound its way from Harlem to the Bronx. A multinational, multigenerational group of several hundred people demanded an end to the New York Police Department’s vicious “stop-and-frisk” policy, and along the route called out the names of Black youth slain by the NYPD: Ramarley Graham, Kimani Grey and many more.Peoples Power Assemblies were held in both Harlem and at the closing rally in the Bronx, where community members told about their experiences with the police, about the need to fight back against austerity measures like the closing of hospitals and schools, and about U.S. imperialism’s latest deadly threats against Syria.At the Boston Workers Alliance mobilization on Aug. 28, a coalition of neighborhood organizations, base-building community groups, labor unions, civil rights organizations and faith communities gathered to “re-remember, re-imagine, and relive” King’s march. The mobilization, which numbered in the hundreds, included the Boston Peoples Power Assembly, Team Solidarity and USW 8751 Boston School Bus Union.The featured speaker of the day was Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner. It was Turner’s first public appearance since his nearly 3-year-long unjust incarceration in federal prison as a result of an ugly, racist, politically motivated frame-up. Turner condemned the capitalist system and called for a new fight for economic justice involving African Americans, Latinos/as, Asians and working class whites.Community members in Rockford, Ill., held a “March for Jobs and Justice” on Aug. 28. Roughly 30 people in this impoverished city marched downtown rallying at multiple “Justice” system locations. They were joined by more people when they reached police headquarters, located across from the main bus terminal. The march continued to its final destination, Rockford’s new Federal Courthouse.Speakers there commemorated the historical significance of marching on Aug. 28. Issues raised included the funding of poor and oppressed communities, how structural racism has denied people of color the means of subsistence, the threat of a U.S. war on Syria, and the need for a united fight back against attacks on all poor and working people.Bill Bateman, Tommy Cavanaugh, LeiLani Dowell, Terri Kay, Frank ­Neisser and Scott Williams contributed to this report.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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DocMagic Reaches New Milestone

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / DocMagic Reaches New Milestone The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles DocMagic Reaches New Milestone DocMagic HOUSING mortgage Technology 2018-01-28 Nicole Casperson January 28, 2018 1,273 Views About Author: Nicole Casperson Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Tagged with: DocMagic HOUSING mortgage Technologycenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Technology The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: [email protected] Previous: The Week Ahead: Tracking Residential Construction Next: Genworth Mortgage Insurance Promotes New HFA Director DocMagic, Inc., the provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance, and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that it has processed more than 300 million mortgage-related electronic signatures.“Borrower demand is driving the increase in eSignings, and lenders are choosing DocMagic to get a consistent, compliant eSigning solution that spans the original loan estimate (LE) to the final closing disclosure (CD),” said Dominic Iannitti, President and CEO of DocMagic. “Lenders know DocMagic is the go-to choice for compliance. We reached 300 million eSignatures because we have solved lenders’ number one burden for the past two years—electronic evidence of TRID compliance—while enabling them to stay competitive and enhance the overall borrower experience.”This milestone achievement is the direct result of increased adoption of several DocMagic technologies that feature its comprehensive eSigning platform, which can be accessed as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) or on-premise enterprise platform. Each of DocMagic’s digital platforms reports a significant increase in volume, which the company attributes to lenders’ growing need to prove a TRID-compliant, 100 percent paperless mortgage process.“A lot of existing DocMagic customers adopted our eSign technology because it’s so much easier to access and use than other platforms,” added Iannitti. “We were already integrated with the vast majority of LOS systems, so providing eSigning functionality was a logical extension of our service. We also added new integrations, which brought onboard new eSigning customers. Having an eSign technology that can draw new customers while expanding use among existing customers shows the ubiquitous need for the functionality DocMagic’s technology provides.” Subscribelast_img read more

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Donegal Creameries says 2009 was positive

first_img Facebook Donegal Creameries says 2009 was positive Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH By News Highland – April 23, 2010 Pinterest Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Donegal Creameries PLC has published its 2009 financial report, noting satisfactory results and significant debt reduction in what was a challenging year.The company says it made continued strategic progress, and that will continue into 2010.The results show a turnover of €113.3m, with adjusted operating profit of €3 million. The dividend per share has been maintained at 16%, with adjusted earnings per share of almost 49 cent exceeding market expectations, according to the report. Significantly, the document reports the company’s bank debt has been reduced by €6.23 million to €20.5m.There was improved profitability in both the Dairy and Produce businesses, with a number of associate conpanies, particularly Monaghan Middlebrook Mushrooms, performing very well in 2009.The company says it’s positioning itself to expand further, with a range of organic products planted on the Grianan Estate last year to be introduced to market in 2010.Donegal Creameries have also acquired a majority shareholding in a Brazilian seed potato production company, giving access to the South American market for Donegal’s extensive portfolio of protected potato varieties. Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleWoman not informed of partner’s inquest seeks formal apologyNext articleDNA found on a curtain pole an 83-year-old woman had used to fight off an intruder News Highland center_img Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Google+ Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+ LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton News Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson last_img read more

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CJAR Urges Supreme Court To Hold Centre More Accountable, Change Process Of Listing Of ‘Urgent’ Cases, Live Stream Proceedings

first_imgNews UpdatesCJAR Urges Supreme Court To Hold Centre More Accountable, Change Process Of Listing Of ‘Urgent’ Cases, Live Stream Proceedings Nitish Kashyap13 May 2020 1:28 AMShare This – xThe Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms (CJAR) has written to the Supreme Court of India raising concerns about the functioning of the Supreme Court during the current lockdown and changes that need to be made in various aspects of its functioning. Calling the apex court’s response to issue of rights of migrant labour, curbs on 4G internet in Kashmir or in important…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 Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms (CJAR) has written to the Supreme Court of India raising concerns about the functioning of the Supreme Court during the current lockdown and changes that need to be made in various aspects of its functioning. Calling the apex court’s response to issue of rights of migrant labour, curbs on 4G internet in Kashmir or in important habeas corpus cases, passive, CJAR states that the Supreme Court failed to carry out its constitutional duty of holding the government to account through powers of judicial review, by simply accepting whatever was put on affidavit by the Union in important cases. The note states- “We believe that the Court’s passivity in the face of dire need is difficult to comprehend. As a constitutional institution, the Supreme Court has a duty to protect the fundamental rights of all even in exceptional circumstances and its response so far has left much to be desired. We call upon the Court to adopt a stricter approach to scrutinizing the Union Government’s measures to tackle Covid-19 and hold the latter accountable for its actions.” Secondly, questions are raised about the way cases are being listed and heard by the apex Court. Although due to the current lockdown, functioning of Courts is limited to urgent matters, the manner in which certain cases are being heard at great urgency while other similar matters are kept pending without a hearing for long, is likely to make the public lose faith in the fairness of the Court’s processes, the letter states. “We find that cases concerning rich and powerful persons are getting listed out of turn. The impression created is that the process has been left to the utter discretion of the Registry staff and not guided on rules or principles of fairness and equality before law.” Thus, the apex court is advised to adopt clear and well-defined norms and principles on the basis of which the “urgency” of a case can be determined by the Registry. Matters of civil liberty must necessarily get priority and equally urgent cases must be heard as expeditiously as possible without any scope for bias and arbitrariness, the letter states. While the Supreme Court’s efforts to continue hearings using video-conferencing technology is appreciated, there is a concern that this has led to the negation of the valuable principle of transparency of courts and the need for public hearings. The letter states- “We therefore call upon the Court to livestream all e-hearings to the public at large, in accordance with its own judgement in Swapnil Tripathi v Supreme Court of India (2018) where it had agreed to live stream proceedings in important cases.” Finally, with an objective to reduce delays in pending cases and dispensation of justice, the Supreme Court is urged to immediately cancel summer vacations, resume the simultaneous sitting of all benches through video-conferencing and list at least ten regular cases per bench on a non miscellaneous day and thirty cases per bench on a miscellaneous day, during the continuance of the lockdown. “We urge the Court not to sacrifice the right to justice on the altar of expediency.” The Supreme Court Bar Association has already urged the Chief Justice of India to cancel the summer holidays scheduled to begin in May. High Courts such as the Allahabad High Court, the Bombay High Court, the Karnataka High Court and the Madras High Court have already cancelled their respective summer vacations, the Supreme Court has not taken any such decision yet. CJAR has patrons such as Justice (retd) PB Sawant, Justice (retd) H Suresh, former law minister and Senior Advocate Shanti Bhushan, Arundhati Roy and Senior Advocate from Bombay High Court Mihir Desai. The letter states- “Though the Court has taken measures to limit functioning considering Covid-19, we believe that the Court has sacrificed core principles of fairness and transparency in justice delivery while doing so. In his retirement speech, Justice Deepak Gupta said, “In times of a crisis such as the ones we are living in, the courts must protect the poor and the underprivileged, because it is they who are hit the hardest in trying times.” Unfortunately, we see that the court has taken no consideration of the poor and dispossessed in passing the orders it has during this period of lockdown.”Next Storylast_img read more

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Kerala High Court To Consider Plea For Examination Centres In Gulf For NEET UG-2020

first_imgNews UpdatesKerala High Court To Consider Plea For Examination Centres In Gulf For NEET UG-2020 Mehal Jain14 Jun 2020 4:23 AMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court is set to consider on Tuesday a PIL seeking a direction to the UOI to sanction examination centres in Qatar as well as in other Gulf Countries for the students appearing for National Eligibility Entrance test (NEET) (UG-2020). The petitioner, a social worker and General Secretary of Kerala Muslim Cultural Centre, Qatar (KMCC), has further further prayed for a writ…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 Kerala High Court is set to consider on Tuesday a PIL seeking a direction to the UOI to sanction examination centres in Qatar as well as in other Gulf Countries for the students appearing for National Eligibility Entrance test (NEET) (UG-2020). The petitioner, a social worker and General Secretary of Kerala Muslim Cultural Centre, Qatar (KMCC), has further further prayed for a writ to defer the NEET examination till normalcy is restored or a decision is taken on the request of the Students to allot centres outside India for participating in the NEET exam. The High Court had on Friday directed the impleadment of MCI to the matter. The plea has canvassed the grievances of those expatriate NEET aspirants who want to get admissions in Medical Colleges and had applied for attending the NEET examinations for the year 2020- “This is the sole test through which students can get admissions to MBBS/BDS COURSES and other undergraduate Medical Courses in approved/organised Medical/Dental & Other College or Institutes In India”. It is averred that the NEET exam (UG-2020) is conducted by the 2nd respondent, the National Testing Agency. The agency is established under the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development. The exam which was originally scheduled to be conducted on May 3 was postponed and now the 2nd respondent has declared conduct of NEET examinations on July 27. “The protocol of the Ministry of Home Affairs for evacuation of stranded Indian nationals abroad, the priority was as follows: ‘Priority will be given to compelling cases in Distress, including workers/laborers who have been laid off, short term visa holders, faced with expiry of visas, persons with medical emergency/pregnant women/ elderly, those required to return to India due to death of family member and students'”, it is stated. It is urged that, as of now the numbers of expatriates returned from abroad especially from the gulf countries, particularly those from the student community are still very few in number. In the midst of this chaos, the agency had declared the announcement of conduct of NEET exams. The number of students appearing in the NEET examination from Qatar alone is around 300 and there has been appeal from Indians in Qatar to allow examination centers in Qatar. “The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Kerala, The Hon’ble Higher Education Minister of Kerala and the Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Mr Shashi Tharoor have all requested to consider the grievances of the expatriate students and their parents. But no declaration or announcement has come yet. The Parents have submitted representations to Ambassador of India, Qatar as also to the Ministry of External Affairs but no declaration has come yet”, it is advanced. GROUNDS URGED 1. NEET is the sole All India Entrance Test for admission to medicine programmes in India. Expatriate students will lose their chance to write NEET if they cannot reach India. Travelling at the time of Pandemic is highly risky and will affect the performance and participation of students. The parents or any of their guardians will also have to travel down with students. Travelling in groups increases the chance of getting infection and again affecting the students’ possibility to write exams. 2. The Agency has granted examination centres outside India for students attending JEE EXAMS. 3. Most of these students have been undertaking special coaching for these examinations for about two years and it is one of the toughest examinations to qualify, if the student fails to take the examination this year they will have to wait for another year for the next examination. 4. The Central Government decision to conduct NEET examination in midst of these chaos itself is a risky decision. The opportunity of students stranded abroad to attend the only entrance exam for medical admissions will be lost by this decision. The students and parents are mentally stressed as it will be highly difficult for them to come to India now. The lesser number of flights and the risk in conducting air travel is a major concern for them. Even if they reach, the students will have to undergo 7 days institutional quarantine and another 7 days Home quarantine. The students have been preparing for the exam for past several years paying exorbitant fees to coaching institutions or centres. One academic year will be lost to these students which will affect their seniority in practice in later years. When similarly placed students are getting an opportunity to attend exams here , it is discriminatory that the students abroad are not getting the chance to attend the same. Even Joint entrance Examination conducted for select students to topmost engineering colleges in India is held abroad with centres in main gulf regions. “This declaration and announcement of respondents is arbitrary, discriminatory and had to be looked upon by this Hon’ble Court as it infringes Article 14, Article 21 and Article 21 A of the Constitution of India”, the plea submits. Since the date of exam is nearing and the panic and stress of these students is increasing, the petitioner has, through advocates Haris Beeran and Nuriya O.A, approached the Court to mitigate their grievance and to enforce the fundamental rights of these students under Article 14, 21 and 21A of the constitution of India. 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

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Confirmed: Vaccines for LUH staff to begin this week

first_img WhatsApp By News Highland – January 6, 2021 Confirmed: Vaccines for LUH staff to begin this week It’s been confirmed that vaccines for frontline workers at Letterkenny University Hospital are to commence this week.The Saolta Hospital Groups says it is a very positive step.In a statement, Saolta says in relation to the Covid-19 vaccination programme, they anticipate the rollout of vaccines to frontline workers in Letterkenny University Hospital will commence this week.Hospital Manager, Seán Murphy, says it is a very positive step and they will work hard to get all staff vaccinated as quickly as possible.All but very urgent and time critical inpatient and day surgery was deferred at the hospital as of yesterday for an initial period of two weeks.Outpatient clinics are also restricted with some taking place virtually unless it is absolutely necessary for patients to be seen.The measures have been taken to help the hospital manage the significant and sustained increase in the number of COVID-19 cases currently being treated in the hospital.Saolta says; the rising numbers in the community are likely to lead to further hospitalisations.Sean Murphy is reminding people to only attend the Emergency Department in the case of real emergencies and to contact their GP in the first instance as the hospital continues to be extremely busy.Visiting restrictions remain in place at the hospital. Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleMotorists urged to take care as cold snap continuesNext articleGovernment under fire over reignited tensions around Rockall News Highland Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterestlast_img read more

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Equal pay key in battle to attract the top talent

first_img Previous Article Next Article Employers’ ability to prove that they offer equal pay for women is becomingincreasingly important in the battle to attract the best people. This was the view of Julie Mellor, chair of the Equal OpportunitiesCommission, speaking at the Women in Leadership summit in London. She saidequal pay is becoming “a competitive issue in the war for talent”. Mellor told delegates that feedback to the EOC suggests that one of theobstacles to gender equality in the workplace is that many men are threatenedby changes to traditional gender roles. Work-life balance consultant Richard Reeves, also speaking at the event,added that the jury is still out on how best to sell gender diversity tobusiness. He said one of the reasons for the continuing pay gap between the sexes isthat the business case for closing it had not yet been achieved. “The business case is too narrow a ground to base a case for genderdiversity. The ethical case must be made,” Reeves said. “I wouldrather say, ‘is there a gender equality case for business?’ instead of ‘isthere a business case for gender equality?’.” Reeves also stressed that employers should not overlook the rights ofworking fathers in the battle to improve equality at work for women. “There is also a downside of focusing solely on women’s workplaceissues, such as a lack of rights for working fathers,” Reeves said.”Until the spotlight comes off women, I believe that they [workingfathers] will have to continue to fight for equality.” By DeeDee Doke Equal pay key in battle to attract the top talentOn 26 Nov 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

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