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12
Jul
2021

Pharma-Deko Plc (PHARMD.ng) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgPharma-Deko Plc (PHARMD.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Pharma-Deko Plc (PHARMD.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Pharma-Deko Plc (PHARMD.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Pharma-Deko Plc (PHARMD.ng)  2013 annual report.Company ProfilePharma-Deko Plc manufactures, packages and markets a range of pharmaceutical and consumer products in Nigeria. Pharmaceutical products include Parkalin cough syrup, Revitone blood tonic, Salins liniment, Hexdene mouth wash, Brett mouth wash, Omepraz, Pharmadec drops and syrups, Phardol suppository and drops, Amycin dry powder and capsules, Anuproct suppositories, Vitacee drops and syrups, Antasil tablets, garlic tablets, Amoquin anti-malarial tablets and Parkprim suspension and tablets. The company also produces and sells a non-sugar cream soda; and manufactures and packages pharmaceutical and consumer products under contract. Established in 1962 and formerly known as Parke-Davis & Company (US), the company changed its name to Pharma-Deko Limited in 1990. It is now known as Pharma-Deko Plc. The company head office is in Ogun State, Nigeria. Pharma-Deko Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

12
Jul
2021

Bralirwa Limited (BLR.rw) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgBralirwa Limited (BLR.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Bralirwa Limited (BLR.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bralirwa Limited (BLR.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bralirwa Limited (BLR.rw)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileBrasseries et Limonaderies du Rwanda (Bralirwa) produces and distributes beer products and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for Rwanda and international export. The company operates in two segments: beer and soft drinks. Beer brands include Primus, Mutzig, Turbo King, Amstel, Legend Extra Stout and Heineken brands. Soft drinks include a selection of popular Coca-Cola brands. Bralirwa was established in 1957 and is a subsidiary of Heineken NV. Its head office is in Kigali, Rwanda. Bralirwa Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

23
Jun
2021

British & Irish Lions 2021 Venues

first_imgFind out where the tourists will play in South Africa A Springboks toy at Loftus Versfeld Stadium (Getty Images) British & Irish Lions 2021 VenuesThe British & Irish Lions 2021 squad will play matches at five different venues.Their first match is at ‘home’ against Japan on Saturday 26 June at BT Murrayfield in Scotland, then they will play at four different stadiums in South Africa. It would have been more, like a traditional tour, but travel has been reduced to minimise the risks around Covid-19.Related: New British & Irish 2021 Schedule ConfirmedHere is the lowdown on all the stadiums staging Lions matches in 2021, although the matches in South Africa are expected to be played behind closed doors because of the pandemic.British & Irish Lions 2021 VenuesBT MurrayfieldSituated in Scotland’s capital Edinburgh, Murrayfield has a capacity of 67,000 and is where the Scottish national team play their home matches.BT Murrayfield in the Edinburgh sunshine (Sportsfile/Getty Images)It was built in 1925, although it had only one stand then. Other stands have been added and redeveloped over the past century.Due to Covid restrictions, a crowd of 16,500 will be permitted for the Lions’ match against Japan in June.Emirates Airline ParkThe Lions will play their first two tour matches at this 62,000-seater stadium in Johannesburg. They open against Johannesburg-based franchise the Lions – not to be confused with the British & Irish tourists! – on 3 July and then play the Sharks, of Natal, on 7 July.A general view of Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg (Sportsfile/Getty Images)Known as Ellis Park before the naming rights were put up for sale, this stadium hosted five matches at the 1995 Rugby World Cup, including South Africa’s victory over New Zealand in the final. It was also a venue for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.Loftus Versfeld Stadium LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. This is the venue for the third match of the tour, against the Bulls on Saturday 10 July.Situated in Pretoria, it has a capacity of nearly 52,000. The stadium is named after Robert Loftus Owen Versfeld, who founded organised sports in the city.The second Test between the Springboks and Lions in 2009 at Loftus (Getty Images)Like Ellis Park, Loftus Versfeld Stadium was a venue for both the 1995 Rugby World Cup and 2010 FIFA World Cup, and also hosted the famous second Test between the 2009 Lions and Springboks.LIONS 2021 LATEST NEWSCape Town StadiumThe newest of all the venues, Cape Town Stadium was built specifically for the FIFA World Cup in 2010.It replaced an older ground, Green Point Stadium, and is located on the city’s waterfront, close to the Atlantic Ocean. It can seat 55,000 spectators.Cape Town Stadium will host three Lions matches – more than any other venue. On 14 July, the tourists will take on South Africa A and then it’s local franchise the Stormers on 17 July. Cape Town is also the venue for the first of the three Tests, on 24 July.It is also the venue for the next Sevens World Cup, which will take place in September 2022.FNB StadiumAlso known as Soccer City, the First National Bank Stadium will stage the second and third Tests between Warren Gatland’s Lions and Jacques Nienaber’s South Africa.FNB Stadium is hosting the second and third Lions Tests (AFP/Getty Images)The stadium first opened in 1989 and was upgraded to increase capacity 20 years later in time for the Football World Cup in 2010, when it hosted the final. It can now house nearly 95,000 people seated, making it one of the largest sports stadiums in the world.last_img read more

17
Jun
2021

Portland Residence / Atelier Barda architecture

first_imgSave this picture!© Alex Lesage, Threefold+ 22Curated by Paula Pintos Share Architects: Atelier Barda architecture Area Area of this architecture project Apartments Canada Portland Residence / Atelier Barda architecture Manufacturers: Artemide, Cassina, Ceadesign, De Sede, Flos, Living Divani, Poliform, Thonet, Foraine, IC2 Tech, du ChanvreEngineering:Latéral ConseilCity:Mont-RoyalCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Alex Lesage, ThreefoldRecommended ProductsSinksburgbadMineral-Cast Washbasin and Vanity – SineaFaucetsAXORBathroom Collection – AXOR MontreuxDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcText description provided by the architects. The Portland Residence on the Island of Montreal: a full renovation with classic, timeless lines. The Portland Residence is a historical stone house located in the Town of Mount-Royal, a “model city” built in the early 20th century. The architectural firm Atelier Barda entirely renovated the property and created a custom furniture collection through its new Foraine par Atelier Barda division. The architects’ mandate was to renovate all the spaces in the three-storey house, totaling 3,000 square feet, and to add an extension at the back. Important considerations in the redesign were the house’s location in the heart of the garden city and a desire to respect the heritage value of the surrounding built environment.Save this picture!© Alex Lesage, ThreefoldSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Alex Lesage, ThreefoldThe main living area on the ground floor has an open layout that sets it apart from the upper floors. The partitioned layout of the original residence was entirely reconfigured to allow for fluid, intuitive circulation. A central service block, around which family life revolves, was designed in the form of a black rectangular box connecting the different levels. It includes a closet and powder room, along with kitchen appliances and equipment, and provides access to the stairs and a bookcase.Save this picture!© Alex Lesage, ThreefoldIt also serves as a transition between the private spaces (bathrooms, bedrooms) and common areas (living room, entrance hall, kitchen, family room), thus freeing up the peripheral space for occupants’ use. The anthracite oak finish contrasts with the light tones of the rest of the space. The materials selected for the project help to create a soft atmosphere. The chevron parquet in natural light oiled oak and clean-lined mouldings strike an elegant balance between the house’s original features and new architectural elements. The thicknesses of the materials are concealed to obtain sharp edges where surfaces meet, playing with perceptions of volume and juxtaposition. The curved surfaces are not only a reference to the house’s original architectural features; they also promote fluid transition between spaces.Save this picture!© Alex Lesage, ThreefoldAt the back of the house, a series of glass curtain walls were added, providing an unobstructed view of the garden and filtering diffuse, natural light over the entire floor. Fine black steel mullions conceal a high-performance thermal insulation system adapted to Quebec’s challenging climate. Notable interior architectural details include carefully selected materials, curved walls, and custom elements such as the stone mantlepiece, kitchen hood, and stair railing. In the living room, an iconic de Sede sofa faces the fireplace, helping to hierarchize the space and orient movement. Throughout the home are pieces of classic-lined furniture in solid anthracite oak (dining table, bench, coffee table, end tables, night tables).Save this picture!© Alex Lesage, ThreefoldAll of the pieces were designed by Foraine par Atelier Barda. On the next floor are the bedrooms and a private office. In the bathrooms, a classic lime and tadelakt plaster finish with marble countertops and flooring create a peaceful environment. The skylight above the staircase allows abundant natural light to reach as far as the bedrooms. This innovative redesign has freed the building’s spirit from its original constraints, giving it fresh expression in a setting that is both classic and resolutely contemporary. Save this picture!© Alex Lesage, ThreefoldProject gallerySee allShow lessXi’an Exhibition Center / gmp ArchitectsSelected ProjectsHoi Ha Visitor Center / ArchSDSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Mont-Royal, Quebec, CanadaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944577/portland-residence-atelier-barda-architecture Clipboard 2019 “COPY” “COPY” Year: center_img Area:  3000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944577/portland-residence-atelier-barda-architecture Clipboard Photographs Photographs:  Alex Lesage, Threefold Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeAtelier Barda architectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsOn FacebookMont-RoyalCanadaPublished on August 08, 2020Cite: “Portland Residence / Atelier Barda architecture” 07 Aug 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily Portland Residence / Atelier Barda architectureSave this projectSavePortland Residence / Atelier Barda architecture CopyApartments•Mont-Royal, Canadalast_img read more

12
Jun
2021

Mosquito Control Update for Pasadena

first_imgHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Currently, there are no locally acquired cases of viruses, including West Nile, Chikungunya and Dengue fever, transmitted from mosquitoes to humans in Pasadena. To protect against these diseases, it is important that Pasadena residents help prevent the breeding of mosquitoes by emptying all standing water in containers left outside, keeping swimming pools clean, and regularly checking for mosquito larvae in still water sources such as bird baths and ponds.The Pasadena Public Health Department also recommends protecting yourself by taking precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. Preventive measures include wearing repellants containing DEET, avoiding areas likely to be inhabited by mosquitoes at dawn and dusk, wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants when outdoors and checking your window screen for holes.If you find a dead bird on your property, please report all dead birds and squirrels to the West Nile Virus and Dead Bird Hotline at (877) 968-2473 or online at http://westnile.ca.gov.The Pasadena Public Health Department continues to proactively monitor its mosquito and overall vector control efforts to reduce the risk of West Nile Virus, which is spread to humans from a bite from an infected mosquito.To control the presence of mosquitoes, staff travel throughout the City at least once a week to treat gutters, puddles, pools, and other free-standing water sources water that serve as prime breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Additionally, for more than a decade, the Pasadena Public Health Department has collaborated with the Pasadena Police Department to use police helicopters to help look for stagnant pools and green water sources.For more information on vector control, to receive free mosquito fish to prevent breeding, or to report a green pool or still water source, please call the Pasadena Public Health Department Environmental Health Division at (626) 744-6004.For more than 120 years, the Pasadena Public Health Department has worked to promote and protect the health of the greater Pasadena area. Visit www.cityofpasadena.net/publichealth.Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online at www.cityofpasadena.net; follow the city on Twitter @PasadenaGov, www.twitter.com/pasadenagov, and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofpasadena. Or call the Citizen Service Center, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (626) 744-7311. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Make a comment 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. Top of the News Subscribe latest #1 Mosquito Control Update for Pasadena August 2014 Published on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 | 3:53 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img More Cool Stuff Community News Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

04
Jun
2021

Child’s play in Limerick for every ability

first_imgEmail Facebook Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSCycle for Sick ChildrenlimerickLimerick City and County CouncilMungretMungret playgroundSophie’s Journey Foundation WhatsApp Twitter Print NewsChild’s play in Limerick for every abilityBy Alan Jacques – August 12, 2016 843 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival center_img Carrick MacMahon at the new Mungret playground.Carrick MacMahon at the new Mungret playground.THE newly opened playground in Mungret has been specifically designed to accommodate non able-bodied children.Located on an 11-hectare site, the playground comprises of 3,000 square metres, and includes equipment suitable for both able bodied and non able-bodied children and encourages dual use. There is also a sensory area for children on the autistic spectrum.“When we sat down to design the playground, we had the needs of less able and non able bodied children in mind. Drawing from our experiences with other council-owned playgrounds across the city and county, we knew the playgrounds were being enjoyed by everyone,” explained senior executive engineer with Limerick City and County Council, Tara Flanagan.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Limerick City and County Council worked closely with Cycle for Sick Children and Sophie’s Journey Foundation in relation to the design to get a real appreciation of the needs of non able bodied children. Kompan Ireland, who installed the playground, really captured our thinking in their equipment design,” she added.Pictured at the new Mungret Park and Playground was Ben Martin.The park and playground is not just for children. There are two kilometres of walk and cycle paths and stunning views from the top of the site.Adult exercise equipment and benches are being provided along the perimeter of the park and landscaping will continue throughout the coming months, to make people’s walks and workouts more visually pleasing.The total cost of design, construction and landscaping is €1.2 million.The playground will be open from 8am to 9pm from May to September and 8am to 5pm, from October to April.Local councillors have welcomed the opening of the new playground on the grounds of the former Mungret College land this week.Alice Martin at the new Mungret Park and Playground.“The opening of the €1 million playground facility will be enthusiastically welcomed by the Mungret, Raheen, Dooradoyle community as an essential facility that has been sadly lacking for many years in this part of the City,” said Labour Party councillor Joe Leddin.Sinn Fein councillor for City West, Malachy McCreesh, hailed the development of the playground facility as a “great achievement for the people of Limerick”.“If the smiles on the faces of children and adults alike are any measure of the initial success of this long awaited playground then, the first day was a very positive thumbs-up. The future plans for the Mungret Park area should ensure that the communities of Limerick will be able to avail of a safe and secure recreational area,” said Cllr McCreesh.by Alan [email protected] LynchKayla Mulcahy, Lexie O’Donoghue, Aoife Carroll, Liam Mulcahy, Sophies Journey, Valerie Dunne, C4SC, Gerard Lynch, Team Sophie, Christine O’Donoghue, Keith Walker, Kompan and Dion O’Dowd. Previous articleSoccer – FAI Cup fixtures confirmed for Limerick sidesNext articleAfter Dark – Limerick Kidney Association fundraiser Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live last_img read more

26
May
2021

Kerala High Court: A Torchbearer For The Digital Age

first_imgColumnsKerala High Court: A Torchbearer For The Digital Age Shyama Kuriakose14 April 2020 10:13 PMShare This – xKerala High Court’s response to Covid 19 lockdown Necessity is the mother of invention. Responding to this adage, the Kerala High Court decided to dispense justice during the country-wide lockdown through video conferencing technology. With the Supreme Court of India setting the path for this disruptive technology on 27th March, 2020, the Kerala High Court set the ball rolling from…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?LoginKerala High Court’s response to Covid 19 lockdown Necessity is the mother of invention. Responding to this adage, the Kerala High Court decided to dispense justice during the country-wide lockdown through video conferencing technology. With the Supreme Court of India setting the path for this disruptive technology on 27th March, 2020, the Kerala High Court set the ball rolling from 28th March, 2020 by constituting a Division Bench comprising of Justice A.K.Jayasankaran Nambiar and Justice Shaji P. Chali to hear urgent matters. Soon after, other state High Courts followed suit. Another notice dated 3rd April, 2020 declared that from 4th April, 2020, Justice A. K. Jayasankaran Nambiar and Justice Shaji P. Chali shall hear only urgent matters and all criminal matters will be considered by Justice Raja Vijayaraghavan. Simultaneously, Principal District Judges and Chief Judicial Magistrates are attending to bail applications through video calls. According to Justice A. Muhamed Mushtaque, Chairperson of the Kerala High Court Computer Committee (KHCCC), these matters have been especially chosen by the Chief Justice with a focus and priority for individual freedoms during these precarious times.A look into the Court’s ‘Work From Home’ procedure With the coordination between KHCCC and High Court Registry, a work from home procedure was designed on a war footing. The petitions maybe filed through email since the High Court server is inaccessible owing to lockdown with an undertaking that the Counsel will produce physical copies of the documents, along with necessary fees and charges applicable, when the court registry resumes its normal functioning. Any case maybe registered through an email sent to ‘[email protected]’ with the reason of urgency ccd to the concerned Government Pleader/ Public Prosecutor/ Central Government Counsel. Not more than one request shall be sent in one e-mail comprising of the PDF document containing the entire pleadings, and the word document containing the head note. The email shall be sent after 9 A.M and before 12 noon on all working days from Monday to Friday. In the matters involving State Government, a copy of urgent memo shall also be addressed to [email protected] and [email protected] and for Union Government, to [email protected] and [email protected] Once received by the concerned Division/Single Bench, permission may or may not be granted. Defects if any, will be communicated by the File Scrutiny Officer to the Advocate/Party by email. Case will be registered once the defects are corrected with the issuance of a temporary case number. An online shared folder accessible to the Bench and parties would also be created. Once the cause list is published, a Zoom Video Conferencing (VC) meeting will be scheduled by the High Court with the VC link made available on its website. These VC meetings are being livestreamed and recorded so as to allow viewing by members of the public in the interest of transparency. The IT officer shall act as the VC administrator/host with the power to mute/unmute participant’s session. VC administrator may also make password to enter in to VC room, if required especially, in instances of sensitive matters such as cases under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 (POCSO) wherein a minor could be present. Apart from attending to the matter, the sitting judge will also preside over the court etiquette on dress code and background noise if any. Separate WhatsApp groups shall be created for the parties for necessary technical support and grievance redressal. Orders will be drafted by way of dictation and then digitally signed by concerned Judges. Along with emailing these orders to the corresponding parties, they will also be available on the High Court website. In the case of bail application, the orders would be emailed to jail authorities and concerned Magistrates. Takeaways from this novel experience Justice Mushtaque recalled that when they started the meetings, they had experimented with Vidyo, Vimeo and Zoom. Out of the three, Zoom has been most effective. Even though security concerns with Zoom persists, since court proceedings are meant to be open data, they are going ahead with this application. Lower courts have been using whatsapp video calls to successfully adjudicate bail applications. As per sources, the Principal District Judges across the state has handled 51 bail applications through VC. The High Court has also been able to dispose 119 cases out of the 320 cases listed before it, between 30th March and 11th April, 2020. The Chairperson assured that all participants are maintaining the tenets of social distancing and working from home. He further observed that some challenges remain. Creation of a team which is technically equipped to handle these kinds of systems will need to be created. Even though there is an acceptance in principle of the need for video conferencing, there is some resistance seen from lawyers and clerks. The internet bandwidth for users will need to be increased in order to prevent disruptions. Appointment of Dr. Chitra S. the Director for Kerala State IT Mission as a nodal officer in the KHCCC is a much needed development. This will enable in removing roadblocks in terms of limited knowledge and technical capacity on the part of judges, lawyers and court staff. This will also help with efficient implementation of several projects initiated by the KHCCC. So far, there has been no dearth of funds since the State Government also has a keen interest in ensuring that digital access to justice becomes a reality in the state. He maintained that the KHCCC members are monitoring the progress of this initiative on a day-to-day basis, providing with course correction whenever necessary.Future of video conferencing technology post lockdown Even though this initiative for VC was introduced in light of the lockdown, Justice Mushtaque stated that the Kerala High Court has plans to go digital in the long term. Once the court reopens after summer vacations, there are plans afoot to start with e-filing. Here too, they will first start with bail applications and depending on the progress, include other types of petitions as well. The committee is mindful of the need for people from all corners of the state to have an easy access to justice. To this end, the Kerala Legal Services Authority (KELSA) will be empowered digitally to allow e-filing of grievances right at the Taluk Legal Services Authority level. Thus, parties and lawyers from the remotest parts of the state can file cases and have them adjudicated. Coordination between legal service authorities and jail authorities to provide digital access to justice for under trial prisoners is also being planned so that the process becomes seamless. Another initiative is to set up virtual courts to handle traffic and petty offences. The Chairperson of Computer Committee provided an example of Adoor having about 34000 petty offences registered and the difficulty for police in sending summons to so many parties. Enabling voluntary settlement of fines through these virtual courts will reduce the workload of police personnel who are already overworked. The courts will initially be set up for Trivandrum, Ernakulam and Calicut. Encouraging all the High Courts to adopt the VC technology, Supreme Court in a suo moto case titled “In Re Guidelines for Court Functioning through Video Conferencing During Covid-19 Pandemic” on 6th April, 2020 issued guidelines for hearing of cases through VC. Some of the pertinent ones are as follows: All measures taken by Courts to secure their functioning in adherence to social distancing guidelines shall be lawful. All Courts are authorised to adopt measures which enable use of VC technologies. All High Courts have the discretion to determine modalities for VC as per their state’s public health situation. A helpline to address grievances in between and after proceedings will be maintained. The District Courts in each State shall adopt the mode of VC as prescribed by the concerned High Court.Those without means to access VC facilities shall be provided the same by the Center. Where necessary, an Amicus Curiae may help with the same. VC can be used for evidence taking, provided that the parties mutually consent to the same. While the challenges of setting up virtual courts are restricted to teething troubles and lack of comprehensive guidelines on the use of VC technology, the benefits far outweigh these restrictions. An adoption of VC technology for courts can result in cost reduction and lesser infrastructural requirements in the short term and even increased efficiency and reduced pendency in the long term. Technology is here to stay and courts need to adapt to this change at the earliest. Here is hoping that they do!Views Are Personal Only.(Shyama Kuriakose is Senior Project Fellow at Vidhi Center for Legal Policy) Next Storylast_img read more

18
May
2021

Authorities search for ‘person of interest’ in woman’s stabbing death at upscale mall

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Authorities are searching for a “person of interest” after a woman was found stabbed to death outside an upscale shopping mall in Southern California.Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department located the woman Thursday afternoon inside a parked car in the parking structure for the Promenade on the Peninsula, an open-air shopping mall in the city of Rolling Hills Estates. She had multiple stab wounds to her upper torso and was pronounced dead at the scene.The sheriff’s department hasn’t publicly identified the victim but said she was in her 60s. According to ABC station KABC-TV in Los Angeles, the woman leaves behind a husband and two adult children.There is no known motive or suspect in the stabbing, and the investigation is ongoing.“We are canvassing the area for surveillance and witnesses,” Lt. Rodney Moore of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told KABC-TV on Thursday.However, detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a “person of interest” with whom they want to speak.The individual, whom authorities describe as a white male transient, was seen on surveillance video wearing a black jacket and a red cap. Detectives believe he was near the scene of the stabbing when it happened and may have information about the crime, according to a bulletin released late Friday night.The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is asking anyone with information about Thursday’s incident to contact its homicide bureau at 323-890-5500 or to submit tips anonymously via Crime Stoppers by dialing 800-222-8477.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

18
May
2021

Pfizer Global R&D

first_imgPfizer Global R&DOn 12 Sep 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Shortlisted team for Innovation in Recruitment and RetentionWhile enjoying great success in the field of recruitment and retention, Pfizer Global Research and Development found that changes in both the jobs market and within its own organisation meant there were constant new challenges to be met and issues that needed to be addressed by the HR group.Inspiration for the “Candidate as Priority” initiative was the realisation that extra value could be gained for the company through a qualitative approach to recruitment rather than simply an efficient process. While the tendency was to gain efficiency through minimising the processes required to accept or reject candidates, Pfizer’s HR group realised there were benefits to be gained from building on this relationship. On the one hand, increased quality would mean the company was more able to place the right person in the right job at the right time and in the right way; on the other, quality relations between candidates and organisation would increase Pfizer’s reputation as an employer of choice.The HR group began by addressing the highly competitive area of scientific graduate recruitment. With a limited talent pool it was clear that improvements in this area would bring great benefits to the overall value of the company’s human resources. Recruitment literature was redesigned giving it a more candidate centred, case-study led approach.University visits and “milk rounds” brought current Pfizer scientists face-to-face with future candidates, ensuring such contact always met the prospective applicant’s needs rather than simply those of the organisation. Efficiency within paper processes – replying to letters for example – was also addressed so that real relationships could be established with candidates throughout the application process.A small sourcing and selection team was created within the HR department and was challenged to build on the company’s record in the graduate recruitment arena. The team worked within the personnel function to ensure recruitment met the needs of each supported business area. This multi-faceted teamworking approach meant that the effort of people working in line positions, sourcing and selection and the wider personnel group could be combined effectively.The work and rewards of the initiative have not only been isolated to the sourcing and selection team or indeed, the HR group. Indeed Candidate as Priority cannot be seen as one big initiative, but a combination of many small innovations with the same focus. By working with line management, it has been possible to raise the quality of recruitment planning, making it possible to create the right job for the organisation and find the right person to fill that post. Increased quality within the candidate-employer relationship ensures the candidate is employed in the right way and, through a structured integration programme, they take their new position at the right time for both them and the company. This recruitment will then have a beneficial effect for the whole organisation, driving it towards greater performance within the sector. Company fact fileTeam Pfizer Global Research and DevelopmentTeam Leader Vincent TuckwoodNumber in HR team 30 including 12 specific to the sourcing and selection teamNumber of employees responsible for 2,700Main achievements Of 923 job offers made (permanent and temporary) 91 per cent take up first offer. Pfizer now has less than 5 per cent annual turnover including maternity and retirements. Permanent headcount has grown – more than 50 per cent of staff have less than five years service. A cost saving of 31 per cent was made in terms of recruitment advertising spend in 1999.Priorities for next 12 months To pursue the principles of Candidate as Priority throughout the forthcoming merger – ensuring all candidates are fully informed of their position in the new organisation at all stages of the process. Additionally, the team will ensure all personnel engage fully with the new merged companyJudge’s Comment “This company was already at the top of its market before they introduced this initiative. Here was a company who didn’t have big problems, but wanted to ensure it was ahead of the game in a limited market. The statistics show the initiative has been a resounding success”last_img read more

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May
2021

Outraged by Rev. Perry’s comments on the reval

first_imgDear Editor:I experienced the 1988 revaluation and saw my neighbors lose their homes, I realize I would have a similar fate with the 2018 revaluation so I sold my home even though my roots go back many years along with my husband’s family which settled in downtown more than one hundred years ago.Needless to say, I was outraged by Rev. Alonzo Perry’s comment on the fairness of taxes that appeared in the Jersey City Reporter on Feb.18th. Taxes are services and Rev. Perry has been silent on the $80 million that is lost to Jersey City on tax abated properties. Where are his comments concerning the non-payment of any taxes from the Public Housing Authority or the reduced taxes on rent controlled properties? What I find perplexing is the fact Rev. Perry admonished one group but as a member of Jersey City Together, they asked for affordable housing for Bayfront at New Jersey City University at the mayoral forum. All affordable housing pays a fraction of taxes compared to any small homeowner. This is nothing but a double standard on who pays taxes!What makes this revaluation hard is the fact Jersey City requires homeowners to come up with all taxes due by the end of the calendar year, if not the homes are placed in lien. Most communities give homeowners three years before they go into lien.I believe in fairness in taxes too, it is the reason; I speak against all tax abatments whether it is affordable housing or market rate. There should be zero tax abatements given out when it means homeowners, especially those with $20,000 to $40,000 new tax bills must pay the taxes on new development.It would be nice if Rev. Perry attends a city budget hearing. My first budget hearing was in the 1970s, the budget was $90 million and it took 300 years to get to that number; fast forward 40 years later it is close to $600 million, of which Mayor Fulop spent $100 million more than Mayor Healy. Affordable housing can only happen if there is affordable government. So speak up at the wasteful spending at City Hall, Rev. Perry. Yvonne Balcerlast_img read more