Newly-listed firms beat the FTSE index

first_img COMPANIES that entered the London stock market this year have outperformed the FTSE 100 by more than 16 percentage points, research out yesterday showed. Newly-listed firms have gained an average of 19.5 per cent on their share price in the year to date, compared to a 3.4 per cent rise in the FTSE 100 and a 7.4 per cent rise on the FTSE 250, according to professional services firm Deloitte. Eleven companies listed on the stock exchange this year, excluding cash shells, investment companies and venture capital trusts, and eight of those have outperformed the FTSE 100. An example of this success is Betfair, which completed its initial public offering (IPO) in October with a valuation of £1.4bn. Its shares are now trading more than 10 per cent above the £13 float price.Companies that have fared less well include Ocado, whose initial public offering in June was plagued by criticism of the firm’s business model. The shares, which were reduced from 275p to 180p ahead of the float, are trading at 132.6p, more than 26 below the original pricing.Santander and Flybe are said to be lining up to float on the UK stock market in the next twelve months. John Hammond, capital markets partner at Deloitte, said: “Although there have been winners and losers in the IPO stakes, on average IPOs have done better than putting your money into a tracker fund.”Hammond said trading conditions this year have made it hard for new companies to join the market, with many cutting back their original valuations. “Nevertheless, we expect to see a continuation of IPOs in the final two months of this year and into 2011,” he said. “Investors will continue to be choosey and very aggressive on valuations so companies will have to accept that valuations will be subdued. On the flip side, that may mean further relative gains for investors.” by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGemZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm whatsapp Tags: NULL Sunday 14 November 2010 10:20 pm whatsapp Newly-listed firms beat the FTSE index center_img Show Comments ▼ Share KCS-content More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orglast_img read more

Top Chefs take on Towering Breakfast Charity Run To Help Disadvantaged Young Londoners

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 24 May 2011 | News Tagged with: Events London While bookings can be hard to come by at Michelin-starred Galvin at Windows on the 28th floor of London Hilton on Park Lane, one group will be going further than most to gain entry to the restaurant.On 8th July 2011, guests at the iconic hotel will witness the unusual sight of more than 100 runners from the worlds of hospitality, business and athletics joining forces with the general public as they race across Hyde Park and up 56 flights of stairs of the 101 metre tall hotel. Limited places are still left for the unique breakfast charity challenge, which starts at 8am on Friday 8 July. More information and the registration process can be found at http://mayfairparkandtowerrace.comChefs Chris Galvin, Andre Garrett and Michel Roux Junior, along with general manager of Galvin at Windows, Fred Sirieix, fellow star of the TV series ‘Michel Roux’s Service’, will be amongst the runners taking part. The Mayfair Park and Tower Race is a 4 km sprint around the Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park followed by a gruelling tower run up the 475 stairs of London Hilton on Park Lane to Galvin at Windows. The runners will then have the chance to recover and re-hydrate with a champagne breakfast in the restaurant.All fun and sweat aside, the event has a serious ambition as the runners will be fundraising for Galvin’s Chance, an into-work apprenticeship programme. The initiative offers ‘at risk’ young Londoners between the ages of 18 and 24, including ex-offenders, a series of apprenticeships in some of London’s finest hotels and restaurants as part of a course to train and support them into full time employment. The project is the brainchild of Fred Sirieix and Chris Galvin and is co-ordinated by Hilton in the Community Foundation, Hilton Worldwide’s official charity in Europe, which has a focus on supporting disadvantaged young people.Chris Galvin said, “Working in restaurants, as I have now done for 38 years, has made me realise just what an inspirational sector this is and what a great opportunity we have to make a difference to young people’s lives. Galvin’s Chance follows on from that by helping people to help themselves, to learn and to be inspired. Every step taken by our runners on the course is a step closer to helping someone who needs that second chance in life.”Fred Sirieix said:“Seeing some of the young people on the Galvin’s Chance programme to seize the opportunity to turn their lives around has been truly inspirational, and I want to offer this chance to many more. Galvin’s Chance has been a big part of my life over the last three years and I’m desperate for it to continue to succeed. Together we really can help young Londoners to help themselves and to become role models for their communities.”Galvin’s Chance, now in its third year, is delivered in partnership with The Springboard Charity, which specialises in helping young unemployed and disadvantaged people improve their prospects through developing skills and finding sustainable jobs in the hospitality, leisure travel and tourism industries. The initiative includes industry leading training towards a front of house hotel or restaurant career, inspiring dedication, ambition and enthusiasm.Kamal Manhas, aged 24, who was one of the first apprentices on the programme, has since worked at Galvin at Windows and is currently working as a commis chef at another London hotel on Leicester Square. She said, “I was 21 years old and had just been released from prison. I had sent out thousands of CVs but no one was prepared to give me a chance. As soon as I heard about Galvin’s Chance I knew I had to grab the opportunity. My life has completely changed since Galvin’s Chance. I always used to think about the past and present, but now I have reasons to be excited about my future.”All participants also have the opportunity to engage in training at Westminster Kingsway College as part of the programme. The Apprenticeship will take up to 12 months to complete and the college courses should lead to an NVQ Level 2.Michel Roux Junior said, “Galvin’s Chance is an inspirational programme that exists to help real people who might have not had every opportunity to change their lives for the better. With so many challenges facing many young people at the moment, Galvin’s Chance is a pro-active initiative that really makes a difference.”-###- Top Chefs take on Towering Breakfast Charity Run To Help Disadvantaged Young Londoners  28 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. 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Bosses get lion’s share of stimulus package

first_imgMarch 27 — The so-called stimulus bill, providing $2 trillion as a response to the capitalist economic crash triggered by the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, passed the House of Representatives today and went to the president for his signature. The final bill, compared to the one proposed earlier in the week and backed by all Republicans, made some small increases in the amounts allotted to relieve conditions for workers. The largest amount, at least $500 billion, is earmarked for bailing out the major U.S. corporations, and it will be distributed at the discretion of the pro-business Trump administration. Another $350 billion is supposed to rescue smaller businesses from bankruptcy. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) asks for $30,000 giveback on student debt — without success this round.Like the financial bailout of big banks in 2008-09, this bill is another example of the capitalist ruling class taking advantage of a crisis to grab a greater portion of the wealth. Readers should keep in mind that all the wealth is created by the working class and that it is the labor of workers — of all nationalities and ethnic groups, all genders and sexualities, and including millions of immigrants — that produces value.The wealthy capitalists know they can rely on the Republicans to defend and protect their class interests. They can also rely on the Democratic leadership. Both parties represented the capitalists in the class struggle that took place over this bill, which will continue over similar packages in the future.In Congress, only a small section of the left wing of the Democratic Party — forces mostly represented by the Bernie Sanders candidacy, the “Squad” in the House and their allies — raised demands that represented the needs of the working class to survive not only the pandemic but economic ruin.For example, they raised the amount and the breadth of unemployment coverage during a temporary period and that you must have lost your job due to COVID-19. You don’t get paid if you yourself determine the job is dangerous. A $600 a week is to be added to the regular unemployment maximum. There will also be a $1,200 payment to most adults and $500 for each child. Sanders asked for $2,000 a month for the duration of the crisis. The latest statistics show that an ever larger number of workers are unemployed, with 3.3 million trying to apply for unemployment insurance in the last week. It is perfectly reasonable for unemployed workers to receive a steady income for the duration of their joblessness.The unemployment insurance — and this was a real concession to the working class — is also supposed to be paid to gig workers, part-time workers, tipped workers — those who have been excluded from traditional unemployment compensation. While this is to last only during the pandemic, and there are obstacles to getting these payments, it raises the question: Why not do this all the time?In most cases, student debt will be postponed for the duration of the crisis. Rep. Ilhan Oman and others in the Squad proposed forgiving the first $30,000 of student debt.The March 26 New York Times attempted a Q&A about the points in the bill, without commenting on how decisions would be made by an administration hostile to the working class. ( giant, aroused by dangerWhile the working class has only indirect representation in Congress — and that by a small minority — this pandemic is both showing a different side of the workers and stirring up anger against the capitalists and their system. Some employees are able to work from home and maintain their jobs. Most can’t. And those who actually make or deliver needed goods or services can now be seen as essential to the functioning of modern society. Today they even have to do their work while taking the additional risk of contracting COVID-19.On the front line are the health workers of all kinds who are in direct and close contact with those made ill by the virus. There are the food retail workers in direct contact with the general public. At least in New York, there are workers, often recent immigrants, on bicycles delivering food to homes. There are the farmers and farmworkers who assure the supply of food, and all those from private delivery corporations to the U.S. Post Office, who bring goods to the homes where the population is sheltering in place. There are sanitation workers, firefighters, maintenance workers and public transportation workers who provide other absolutely necessary services, and the teachers who have adapted their skills to internet learning, and all the others who are the current heroes of our class.When the president threatened everyone’s lives by setting an arbitrary date − April 13 − for “returning to work” so that “the cure isn’t worse than the disease,” the working class knew that the capitalists Trump represents don’t care about their health and safety — they only care about the profits the workers produce.Trump first showed his indifference to ordinary people on March 26 by refusing to complete a contract with General Motors and Ventec Life Systems to produce 80,000 ventilators when he heard they would cost all of $1 billion. Meanwhile hospitals in New York City are doubling use of ventilators by attaching them to two people at once. Enough pressure built on Trump that he renewed the deal and yelled at General Motors. Up to now, the class struggle has been contained in the deals made in Congress without direct intervention of the workers. The capitalists have the advantage in Congress. But there are stirrings all over the country: job actions of those still working and talks of refusing to return to work when ordered. This is especially if that return is based on the whims of the president and the needs of the capitalists to resume making profits.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Online Candidate Forums Planned for Mayor and School Board Races

first_img Mayor Terry Tornek (l) and Victor Gordo (r)The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and the League of Women Voters, Pasadena Area, are teaming up to co-host online forums this month with candidates vying for Pasadena mayor, as well those seeking open seats on the Board of Education in the Nov. 3 election.Both forums will be broadcast online by Pasadena Media on the Arroyo Channel, as well as via Zoom.A forum featuring the mayoral candidates, Mayor Terry Tornek and City Councilman Victor Gordo, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17, the chamber said in a written statement.“The mayoral candidates will meet face-to-face — in a socially distanced manner — in the City Council Chambers at City Hall,” according to the statement.No audience is permitted due to the ongoing pandemic.“Each mayoral candidate will have the opportunity to present an opening statement,” according to the chamber statement. “Each will respond to all questions posed by the moderator, respond, and be able to follow up with further comments. Each will provide a closing statement, as well.”Another forum featuring the candidates vying for three seats on the school board will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23, organizers said. All of the candidates have been invited and will meet via Zoom.For District 2, Jennifer Hall Lee, Wayne Hammack and Mike Crowley are competing for an open seat.In District 4, Scott Harden is challenging incumbent Partick Cahalan.And in District 6, Milena Albert, Priscilla Hernandez, Tina Wu Frederick and Crystal Czubernat are running for an open seat.The forums can be viewed online at Now is compiling a list of candidate forums. If you are hosting a forum, please provide the details to [email protected] Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Online Candidate Forums Planned for Mayor and School Board Races STAFF REPORT Published on Monday, September 7, 2020 | 3:35 pm STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Business News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

THE ECONOMIST: Dollar votes

first_img Twitter By M. Ray Perryman – April 18, 2021 Facebook Twitter THE ECONOMIST: Dollar votes WhatsApp BusinessRay Perryman Ray Perryman is the head of The Perryman Group and serves as a distinguished professor at the International Institute for Advanced Studies. Measures to restrict voter access are under consideration in Texas and elsewhere. Irrespective of politics, such laws have substantial adverse economic consequences. We recently examined this issue in detail. The costs could potentially include billions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of Texas jobs over the next few years. (See the full report at has shown that, controlling for other factors, decreases in voting access leads to lower earnings which, in turn, impact workforce participation and employment. Reduced earnings then negatively affect household budgets and spending.In addition, losses occur from reduced travel and tourism. Laws which decrease attendees, for example, often cause conference and event planners to avoid specific areas. Some organizations will also go elsewhere to remove the appearance of approval of the public policy (as indicated by the recent move of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game from Atlanta).The loss of such major events brings significant costs. Both Dallas and Houston are under consideration for major roles in the 2026 FIFA World Cup, the world’s largest sporting event (and one which puts considerable emphasis on rights issues in selecting sites). If Texas were to miss the opportunity to be a primary host of the World Cup due to voter suppression, the state could sacrifice almost $3.8 billion in gross product (compared to nearly $1.8 billion for a Super Bowl and $369 million for a Final Four).Socially conscious consumers also seek to avoid discriminatory areas for business and leisure travel. Similarly, controversial laws diminish the ability to attract knowledgeable workers and the companies that employ them, thus reducing long-term economic development prospects.We estimate that measures restricting voter access would lead to an overall decrease in business activity from lower earnings, employment, and household purchasing power in Texas by 2025 of -$14.7 billion in annual gross product and -73,249 jobs (including multiplier effects). External losses (from tourism and economic development) could cause aggregate decreases of another -$16.7 billion in annual gross product and -149,644 jobs by 2025. These losses compound over time.Business activity also generates tax revenue. The potential effects associated with measures restricting voter access would cost the State and local governments hundreds of millions of dollars annually.Access to voting improves earnings, consumer spending, tourism, and development. Conversely, laws restricting access lead to substantial economic and fiscal losses over time. While there are many other important advantages to and compelling reasons for encouraging political participation by all eligible citizens, the economic ramifications are substantial and worthy of significant attention as restrictions on voter access are considered. It is unlikely that we will remove the politics from this discussion, but we should definitely be cognizant of the economics as well. Stay safe! Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleGARDENING: Wildflowers are beginning to bloomNext articleCOLLEGE SOFTBALL: Odessa College caps weekend with run-rule victories M. Ray Perrymanlast_img read more

Ashley Lundquist Joins Cloudvirga

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Ashley Lundquist Cloudvirga James Vinci Jesse Decker Tim Von Kaenel Ashley Lundquist Cloudvirga James Vinci Jesse Decker Tim Von Kaenel 2019-01-13 Donna Joseph Related Articles January 13, 2019 1,599 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Featured, Headlines, News Home / Featured / Ashley Lundquist Joins Cloudvirga Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: What Castro’s Presidential Bid Means for Housing Next: Dennis Forget Joins IndiSoft Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img Ashley Lundquist Joins Cloudvirga Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at [email protected]  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Donna Joseph Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Cloudvirga, a California-based digital mortgage software provider, recently announced the appointment of Ashley Lundquist as VP of talent. In this role, Lundquist will oversee the firm’s initiatives to attract, develop and retain top technology talent as Cloudvirga rapidly expands its team.Lundquist brings to Cloudvirga a decade of expertise in talent acquisition and employer brand development at firms including multi-billion-dollar home-design platform Houzz, and e-commerce platform Drip.“Cloudvirga’s ambition is to be the employer of choice in Orange County,” said Lundquist. “Our team members value the opportunity to work every day with innovative technology that is disrupting the fintech world — and we value our team members, which is why we are building a culture that empowers individuals at every level.”Lundquist joins three other recent additions to the Cloudvirga leadership team: former loanDepot executive, Tim Von Kaenel as Chief Product Officer; former Roostify executive, Jesse Decker as chief customer success officer; and former Altisource CTO, James Vinci as EVP of technology.Cloudvirga strives to offer benefits ranging from individual growth and recognition programs to flexible working arrangements and an open vacation policy. “Cloudvirga’s early and remarkable success is directly attributable to our most strategic asset — our human capital,” said Michael Schreck, CEO at Cloudvirga.“Ashley’s experience attracting and developing talent for high-growth tech companies will be essential as we continue to expand our team,” Schreck said.Cloudvirga’s digital mortgage point-of-sale (POS) software, powered by the intelligent Mortgage Platform, combines borrower experience with automated lender workflow that cuts overall loan costs, increases transparency and reduces the time to close a loan. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more

Karnataka HC Directs State Govt To Justify Mandatory Requirement Imposed On Travelers Entering From Other States To Register On Seva Sindhu Portal For Obtaining E-Pass [Read Petition]

first_imgNews UpdatesKarnataka HC Directs State Govt To Justify Mandatory Requirement Imposed On Travelers Entering From Other States To Register On Seva Sindhu Portal For Obtaining E-Pass [Read Petition] Mustafa Plumber16 Aug 2020 8:32 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court has directed the State government to justify its decision to make it mandatory for travelers coming into Karnataka from other states to self-register themselves on the Seva Sindhu portal for obtaining e-pass. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Ashok S Kinagi said “The state government will have to justify this action of taking…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 has directed the State government to justify its decision to make it mandatory for travelers coming into Karnataka from other states to self-register themselves on the Seva Sindhu portal for obtaining e-pass. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Ashok S Kinagi said “The state government will have to justify this action of taking self declaration from travelers making it mandatory for them to register on the Seva Sindhu portal.” The government is also directed to justify the clause in its protocol dated June 8, making it mandatory for daily travellers to upload letters from employers, on the portal for issuance of e-pass. The bench gave the direction while hearing a petition filed by Advocate M Indira Priyadharshini. Arguing in person the petitioner pointed that clause 1 in the SOP issued on June 8, issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare of the State government making it mandatory for travelers to self register on the Seva Sindhu portal. The court has directed the state to file its statement of objection by August 24 and it will hear the petition on August 25. The petitioner argued that the clause is contrary to the Unlock 3 guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs on July 29, which allows free, inter and intra-state transport of people and goods. Advocate Vikram Huilgol, appearing for the state government argued that the “Registration on Seva Sindhu is to ensure that the state government knows who is coming into the state. There is no other way we can enforce the quarantine requirements.” However, the bench observed that this restriction was completely illegal. “How can you make it mandatory. If it is a law you can make it mandatory. Even Aarogya Setu cannot be made mandatory. Self registration on seva Sindhu Portal is completely illegal. Under what provision of law can you say that you need to register yourself on the Seva Sindhu Portal.” The plea states that people working in the unorganised sectors and living across the border in nearby taluks cannot furnish an identity card for registering on the Seva Sindhu portal for obtaining e-pass, thereby restraining their movement on a daily basis across border for livelihood. It is argued that mandatorily registering on the Seva Sindhu portal for e-pass is in violation of Fundamental rights entrusted under Articles 19 (1) (d) and 19 (1) (g) and Article 21 of the Constitution of India. The petition seeks to quash Clause 1 in the SOP dated June 8 issued by the State Government. Direct the authorities to allow free movement of the people living in Hosur and Anekal Taluk, across the border inter-state border.Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition] 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

It’s A Shame That While Government Knew Of Magnitude Of COVID Second Wave, It Never Planned Things In Advance : Allahabad High Court

first_imgTop StoriesIt’s A Shame That While Government Knew Of Magnitude Of COVID Second Wave, It Never Planned Things In Advance : Allahabad High Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK19 April 2021 8:14 AMShare This – xWhile ordering lockdown in 5 cities of Uttar Pradesh, the Allahabad High Court made some strong remarks against the state government for not taking adequate preparatory steps “even after one long year of experience and learning”.”It is a shame that while the Government knew of the magnitude of the second wave it never planned things in advance”, said a division bench of…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 ordering lockdown in 5 cities of Uttar Pradesh, the Allahabad High Court made some strong remarks against the state government for not taking adequate preparatory steps “even after one long year of experience and learning”.”It is a shame that while the Government knew of the magnitude of the second wave it never planned things in advance”, said a division bench of Justices Siddhartha Varma and Ajit Kumar in a strongly worded order.The Court has imposed a lockdown in the cities of Prayagraj, Lucknow, Varanasi, Kanpur and Gorakhpur till April 26.The Court passed the order in a suo moto case taken in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, the bench had passed an elaborate order, including certain suggestions for counter-measures, and had sought the response of the Government.Today, the bench recorded dissatisfaction at the response of the State Government.”No concrete plan has yet been chalked out in the light of our observations made in our last order though some efforts of course, have been made to engage some private hospitals to convert them as Covid hospitals, but even there facilities available are not up to mark”, the bench said.The bench termed the decision of the government for night curfew and weekend curfew an “eyewash”.”It was probably an effort to show that our last order had been taken care of. We are however, not satisfied at all. We see people are largely not following our order for putting masks on their faces nor, the police could ensure 100% masking till date”.No proper development if people die due to lack of medical careThe Court narrated the abysmal state of affairs of public health care system in major cities of Uttar Pradesh.Referring to the statistics of hospital facilities in the capital city of Prayagraj, the Court said that the “medical health infrastructure that the government has developed in the past, can cater to the needs of less than 0.5% of the city population”. In villages, the situation is worse. The current efforts of the Government won’t be of much help in terms of required need of medical health in this 21st century, the Court said.”If people die of pandemic in a large number due to paucity of sufficient medical aid it would be the governments to blame which failed to counter the pandemic even after one long year of experience and learning..””In any civilised society if public health system is not able to meet the challenges and people die for want of proper medication, it means there has been no proper development. Health and education go side-by-side. Those in the helm of affairs of governance are to be blamed for the present chaotic health problems and more so when there is a democracy which means a government of the people, by the people and for the people”VIP Recommendations needed for tests, hospital admissionsThe order reflected the grim situation where recommendations of VIPs are needed for getting COVID-19 tests, remedesivir injections, hospital beds etc.Only VVIPs are getting reports within 6-12hours, it said.”We find from the scenario that emerges from the Government Hospitals that admission of patients to ICUs are largely being done on the recommendation of VIPs. Even supply of life saving antiviral drug namely Remdesivire is being provided only on the recommendation of VIPs. VIPs and VVIPs are etting their RT-PCR report within 12 hours, whereas,ordinary citizen is kept waiting for such reports for two to three days and thus, spreading further infection to other members of his/her family”. The Court said that it cannot lose sight of the fact that large number of doctors of King George Hospital and other hospitals like Swaroop Rani Nehru Medical Hospital have gone into isolation after being tested Covid positive. Even the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has gone into isolation, the Court noted.”Public health is the top most priority and call of the moment and any complacency of any degree today will cause havoc to people. We can’t shirk away from our constitutional duty to save innocent people from the pandemic which is spreading due to the negligence of a few”, it said.Court records displeasure at the conduct of local body electionsThe Court recorded strong displeasure at the way government and the State Election Commission proceeded to hold election forcing teachers and other government staff to perform duties exposing themselves to the threat of pandemic.”The police was virtually shifted to polling places giving priority to election above public health”, it lamented.”Further the photographs of the various places where elections were held definitely show that no social distancing was maintained. Also we find that on many occasions in various political rallies masks were never worn by people”, it added. The Court directed strict action under the Uttar Pradesh Epidemic Diseases Act and other relevant laws against the organizers of rallies in which people were not wearing masks. The action taken must be placed before the Court on the next hearing date.”If popular government has its own political compulsions in not checking public movements during this pandemic, we can not remain mere passive spectators”, it said.”One would only laugh at us that we have enough to spend on elections and very little to spend on public health”, the Court noted.”One cannot even imagine what will happen if only10% of the city population gets infected and needs medical help in hospitals. How the government will manage with the presently existing infrastructure is anybody’s guess”, it observed.The Court took into account the fact that many doctors and medical staff were infected and the rest were over-burdened. It said that if the pandemic spread is not arrested to give some respite to medical and paramedical staff, “the entire system would collapse and relief will be confined to VIPs and VVIPs”. “We are of the considered view that in given scenario of present time if people are restrained from going outside their homes for a week in the first instance, the current chain of spread of COVID infection can be broken and this will also give some respite to the frontline medical and health workers who would pay more attention to those patients who are already admitted. They would also get some sort of much required short rest as they are getting exhausted”, it ordered.Click here to read/download the 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

Dorothy Magee celebrates 95th birthday with family

first_img You Might Like Latest Stories Email the author Sponsored Content Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. Book Nook to reopen Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 9:36 pm Monday, May 10, 2021 But, flying across the country was not exciting enough for Dorothy Magee. She wanted to see the world. And, with a husband who worked for TWA, the world was her oyster.She traveled to countries that would otherwise have only been a dream for her. She visited 13 countries and went to Australia 15 times, some of those trips with her son.“On one of those trips, Dorothy and I climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge,” Magee said. The bridge is 3,770 feet in length and 161 feet in height and Dorothy walked and climbed it like she was 29 years old. The view was beautiful and neither of us would have taken anything for the climb.”Dorothy Magee was a teacher. She enjoyed teaching and she loved Australia, so why not combine the two?  She did, and found a teaching position at a 15,000 square-mile cattle station along the Marsh River in the Australian Outback. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Next UpAt age 95, Dorothy Magee has lived through 18 United States presidents. She lived through the Great Depression and lived at a time when people were still talking about the sinking of the Titanic.“Dorothy had the wanderlust,” Tim Magee said with obvious pride in his mom and her adventurous ways. “There were three of us kids, and our dad was a flight engineer and co-pilot for TWA. He wasn’t home a lot so we were greatly influenced by our mom. She had grown up in Iowa, but she was not grounded there.”Dorothy Magee was not going to stay in the Iowa cornfields all her life. She wanted to go places, see things and have adventures along the way. The best way to see the country was from “up top.” So, she became a licensed pilot and she flew in powder-puff derbies all over the country. Troy honors officers during National Police Week The City of Troy will honor current officers and remember the city’s fallen officers during National Police Week. On Monday,… read more By The Penny Hoarder Jaine Treadwell | The MessengerTim Magee (left) threw at 95th birthday party for his mom, Dorothy Magee, Monday. Dorothy Magee’s life has been adventure-filled with travels around the world and “down under.” Sometimes she traveled solo; other times her son was her chaperone. Her daughter, Sherry Cook, is pictured at right. Dorothy Magee celebrates 95th birthday with family By Jaine Treadwell “She was at the cattle station for more than year and lived in a small cottage on the ranch,” Magee said of his mom. “She loved being there and, if she found the living to be a hardship, she never said so. “Dorothy has always loved adventure and she would go looking for it. She traveled all over the world and she found adventure everywhere she went.”When Dorothy Magee decided it was time to come in for a landing, she did so here in Troy, Alabama.She worked for Dr. Johnny Long at Troy University until she decided it was time to enjoy the quieter kind of life. However, she and Tim continued to travel many miles in support of Troy University football and she was one of the Trojans’ biggest fans.For 13 years, Tim Magee has been the primary caretaker for his mom and he wouldn’t take anything for the time they have spent together and the adventures they have shared.“My mom was adventurous,” he said. “She was as happy grading redwood trees as she was flying solo across the country. You can’t ask for a better life than that. I’m thankful for the adventures that we have shared and that, at age 95, she is here with us. She is a blessing.” For Dorothy Magee, it was a happy 95th birthday.Her son, Tim Magee, hosted the party for her, as he has done so many times.The party was held at Magee’s law office on South Brundidge Street Monday, and all the attention was focused on Dorothy Magee, who has led an adventurous life, from the “git go,” said her daughter Sherry Cook of the Gulf Coast.last_img read more

Managers catalysts for driving diversity

first_imgManagers catalysts for driving diversityOn 17 Jun 2003 in Personnel Today Too many employers still have a mountain to climb in terms of makingdiversity an integral part of organisational daily life. This week’s exclusive research  confirms that despite all the talk, guidelines and legislation,business is still failing badly on diversity issues. HR must bear the brunt ofresponsibility for this sorry state of affairs. In recent years, the professionhas had the ammunition to put forward convincing arguments and to deliver – yetit has not progressed anywhere near as far as it should. As always, there are pockets of excellence, but the overall picture is grim.Company chiefs have not always engaged with the message; one can still hearCEOs and board directors bemoaning that it’s ‘all nonsense’, or that they‘can’t see the value to the business’. The majority of line managers do not have a clue about handling diversityissues and like to bury their heads in the sand. Most organisations areignorant about their state of preparedness – even to the point of not knowinghow diverse their own staff profile really is. How can you deliver effectivelyif you don’t have any clarity or overview on the current composition of yourworkforce? In less than seven years, diverse workforces will be the norm. By 2010, only20 per cent of the UK’s working population will be white, able bodied and under40. By then, it will be dangerous and almost untenable for firms to employ linemanagers without the relevant skills to manage this dynamic asset. Line managers are undoubtedly the catalysts for change. Getting them engagedin mainstreaming diversity, and changing behaviour and attitudes, requiresserious commitment all round. Diversity policies and practices must be builtinto the business plan, and embedded in performance management systems andrecruitment and retention. If you want diversity to be taken seriously in your business, you must beable to assess its value to the bottom line. This will make it easier tojustify your strategy to senior management, and move it into the realms of abusiness imperative. Our research with law firm DLA serves as a useful wake-up call for HR tokickstart a more urgent approach to diversity. Dodging the issue is no longeran option. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more