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NewsLocal NewsKeeping the home fires burningBy Alan Jacques – November 12, 2016 1133 Previous articlePutting the Great into the Southern TrailNext articleCement company’s ‘bully boy’ tactics condemned Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSBritish Winter Fuel PaymentlimerickMaurice Quinlivan TDSinn Fein Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp Print Twitter Linkedin Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email MANY Limerick people might be entitled to claim the British Winter Fuel Payment and don’t know it.That’s according to Limerick Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan, whose constituency office has helped several people to claim this entitlement in the past and has made applications this year already.“A number of years ago, I became aware of the British Winter Fuel payment system and how many people living in Limerick might be entitled to it. The International Pension Centre in Britain have assured me that those living in Ireland in receipt of a partial or full British pension would be entitled to apply for the payment,” he explained.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In order to be considered eligible, the claimant must be born on or before the July 5, 1953 and be able to show a “genuine and sufficient link” with Britain. Those eligible could get between £100 and £300 sterling tax-free to help pay their heating bills.“Each year I meet pensioners who live in Limerick are not be aware that they may be eligible for this payment. Following a European Court ruling in 2012, the British Winter Fuel Payment cannot be restricted to those ordinarily resident in Britain or the North but must be extended to eligible persons who can prove that they have a ‘genuine and sufficient’ link to Britain,” said Deputy Quinlivan.He went on to say that while it would appear that the ‘genuine and sufficient’ link is determined on a case-by-case basis, the factors taken into account include the length of time a person worked or resided in the Britain, if the person is in receipt of a Social Security payment from Britain and if a person has immediate family ties with Britain.“Many Limerick people who have worked or lived for many years in Britain and have now returned home could potentially satisfy these criteria. Those in receipt of a pension from Britain should qualify.Anyone who needs assistance can contact my constituency office in Denmark Street 061 319 681. The closing date for receipt of applications is March 31, 2017.by Alan [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
Justice UU Lalit Recuses From Hearing Plea Against Andhra CM Jagan Mohan Reddy Over Press Conference Against Justice Ramana
Top StoriesJustice UU Lalit Recuses From Hearing Plea Against Andhra CM Jagan Mohan Reddy Over Press Conference Against Justice Ramana Mehal Jain15 Nov 2020 11:08 PMShare This – xSupreme Court Judge Justice UU Lalit has recused himself from hearing petitions against Andhra Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and his Government over the press conference and letter accusing Justice Ramana and Andhra High Court Judges.When the matter came up on the docket, Justice Lalit said, “I have difficulty, I can’t hear this matter. As a lawyer, I have represented parties in this…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginSupreme Court Judge Justice UU Lalit has recused himself from hearing petitions against Andhra Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and his Government over the press conference and letter accusing Justice Ramana and Andhra High Court Judges.When the matter came up on the docket, Justice Lalit said, “I have difficulty, I can’t hear this matter. As a lawyer, I have represented parties in this matter in litigations. We will say ‘list before a bench of which Lalit, J. is nota part…We will direct the registry to seek appropriate instructions from the Chief Justice of India and list it before the appropriate court at the earliest”The two petitions have been filed against Andhra Pradesh Government’s Press Conference, wherein Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy revealed that he had written a letter to Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, making allegations against Supreme Court Judge NV Ramana.Underlining the importance of the independence and integrity of the judiciary, one of the pleas has been filed by Advocate GS Mani, seeking the records of the sitting Chief Minister and to declare that he has no authority to hold his office as he is misusing the same.”It is not permissible that the 3rd Respondent, Sh. YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, who is Chief Minister of State of Andhra Pradesh holding the constitutional post by misusing his official post, power and office of Chief Minister of State of Andhra Pradesh making false, vague, scandalized remarks and political allegation against the Senior Most Sitting judge of this Hon’ble Court openly in the public and media after sending a communication to the Chief Justice of India.”Submitting that the Executive should not encroach the Judiciary’s sphere by making false allegations, the plea attempts to highlight the injury that can be caused to public confidence and faith bestowed in the Judiciary by making “false, vague and scandalized remarks and political allegation openly in the public and media”.It is stated that the sitting Chief Minister’s involvement in a number of criminal cases with the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Court, and therefore, avers that the allegations have been made to tarnish the reputation of the Court for personal gain and motive. The second petition has been filed on behalf of Sunil Kumar Singh, a practicing lawyer, through Advocate-on-Record Mukti Singh, and seeks a stop on such press briefings by the Chief Minister against judges and to issue “show cause notice” to him as to why suitable action should not be taken against him.Averring in the grounds, inter alia, that the act and deed of the Respondent is an attempt to tarnish the Majesty of the Highest court of the country, the plea states that the Press Conference by the Chief Minister made unsubstantiated allegations against an honourable judge of this Hon’ble court.The petitioner contends that Reddy has “crossed the limit” which has been prescribed by the Constitution.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Online advertised vacancies were up 500 in Vermont in contrast to a nationwide drop of 43,500 in September to 3,947,100, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series released today. The September drop follows a decline of 164,000 in August and a decrease of 217,000 in July. The Supply/Demand rate stands at 3.50, indicating there were 3.5 unemployed for every online advertised vacancy in August, the latest monthly data available for unemployment.– Labor demand retrenches in the 2nd and 3rd Quarters after an impressive start in Q1– Since March, labor demand down by 500,000 (11 percent)– Losses widespread across States and occupations– Nationally, there are 10 million more unemployed (9.98 million) than advertised vacancies “In the last six months, labor demand has experienced a drop of 500,000, cutting sharply into the gain of 763,000 at the beginning of the year,” said June Shelp, Vice President at The Conference Board. “This narrows the average monthly gain for 2011 to 29,000.” The slowdown, however, varies widely for different occupations. In legal occupations, labor demand stalled as early as the beginning of 2010, but in the last six months it has dropped 23 percent to 21,600 in September. In contrast, advertised vacancies for production workers gained steadily since mid-2009 until July 2011, but in the last two months, it dipped further. It is now down 10 percent to 117,000 in September. REGIONAL AND STATE HIGHLIGHTSIn September:Like the U.S., many States now have flat or downward trendsThe South and Midwest post modest gains while Northeast and West declineIn September, the Northeast posted a decline of 29,100, reflecting drops in all of its large States. Pennsylvania experienced the largest drop, 18,500, cancelling earlier gains in July and August. Massachusetts dropped 3,200, New Jersey fell 3,100, and New York lost 2,700. Among the smaller States in the region, New Hampshire and Connecticut dropped by small margins, 300 and 200 respectively, while Vermont and Rhode Island gained 500 and 100 respectively.Labor demand in the West was down 18,400 in September and was led by the region’s largest State,California, which declined 16,800 to a total of 423,600. Washington State lost 5,100. Colorado rose 1,100, and Arizona gained a mere 300. Among the small States in the West, New Mexico gained 1,200,Utah gained 600, Idaho rose 500, and Nevada lost 1,000.The South posted a gain of 8,900, reflecting slight gains in four out of six of its large States in September. Florida experienced the largest gain, 1,400. Next was Texas with a gain of 1,200. Maryland rose 400, and North Carolina gained 200. The region’s large States posting declines were Virginia, down 2,600 to 128,100, and Georgia, down 1,500 to 100,100. Among the smaller States in the South, Alabama gained 1,900, Oklahoma rose 1,400, and Arkansas gained 100 while Tennessee dipped 100.In September, the Midwest was up 3,100, reflecting a gain of 4,100 in Ohio and a 2,100 increase inMichigan. Illinois experienced the largest September drop, 5,300. The region’s other States with declines included Minnesota, down 1,700, Wisconsin, down 1,000, and Missouri, down 900. Among the less populous States in the region, Indiana and North Dakota experienced gains of 2,000 and 900 respectively, and Iowa and South Dakota fell 1,700 and 1,000 respectively.The Supply/Demand rate for the U.S. in August (the latest month for which unemployment numbers are available) stood at 3.50, indicating that there are 3.5 unemployed workers for every online advertised vacancy. Nationally, there are 10 million (9.98 million) more unemployed workers than advertised vacancies. The number of advertised vacancies exceeded the number of unemployed only in North Dakota, where the Supply/Demand rate was 0.94. States with the next lowest rates included South Dakota (1.39), Nebraska (1.54), Alaska (1.69), Vermont (1.78), and New Hampshire (1.89). The State with the highest Supply/Demand rate is Mississippi (7.39), where there are over 7 unemployed workers for every online advertised vacancy. There are a few other States in which there are over five unemployed for every advertised vacancy. These include Alabama (5.29), South Carolina (5.29), and Kentucky (5.08).It should be noted that the Supply/Demand rate only provides a measure of relative tightness of the individual State labor markets and does not suggest that the occupations of the unemployed directly align with the occupations of the advertised vacancies (see Occupational Highlights section).OCCUPATIONAL HIGHLIGHTSIn September:Demand for workers in Sales and Related, Management, and Computer and Mathematical Science dropsDemand for Healthcare Practitioners and Technical occupations and Office and Administrative Support risesAmong the top 10 occupation groups with the largest numbers of online advertised vacancies, Healthcare Practitioners and Technical occupations posted the largest increase, 17,900, to 531,600. Largely responsible for the gain were increased vacancies for Registered Nurses. The number of advertised vacancies in this occupational category continues to outnumber job-seekers by over two to one (0.48 S/D based on August data, the latest unemployment data available).Demand for Office and Administrative Support occupations rose 17,000 to 438,600. This followed an August drop of 30,000. Occupations that underwent increases in September included Customer Service Representatives, Receptionists and Information Clerks, General Office Clerks, and Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants. The number of unemployed in these occupations remains above the number of advertised vacancies with nearly 4 (3.97) unemployed for every advertised vacancy.In September, labor demand for Sales and Related workers declined by 20,000 to 502,000. This decline, following an August drop of 47,800, was led by a decrease in demand for Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives, First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers, and Retail Salespeople. The number of unemployed in this occupational category continues to outnumber the number of advertised vacancies by close to 3 to 1 (S/D of 2.84).Labor demand for Management workers declined in September by 17,700 to 377,900, led largely by a decrease in demand for Marketing Managers, Branch or Department Financial Managers, and Sales Managers. Demand for workers in this occupational category has fallen 90,000 since May. There are close to 2 unemployed for every advertised vacancy in this occupational category (S/D of 1.85).Labor demand for Computer and Mathematical Science workers declined in September by 13,400 to 518,800, led largely by a decrease in demand for Web Developers, Database Administrators, Computer Systems Analysts, Computer Programmers, and Network and Computer Systems Administrators. This occupational category has experienced a drop of 89,000 vacancies since May; however, job opportunities still remain favorable in this occupational category with about 3 ads for every job-seeker (S/D of 0.29).Architecture and Engineering occupations posted a September drop of 10,100, contributing to a third-quarter drop of 34,000; however, job opportunities still remain favorable in this occupational category with just over 1 ad for every job-seeker (S/D of 0.86). Responsible for the September decline are Industrial Engineers and Electrical Engineers.Longer View of Labor Demand for Selected Occupations”The slowdown in labor demand over the last six months varies by occupation,” said Shelp. “Some occupations stalled early and are now declining; others have just stalled over the last few months and yet others are holding steady either at or below their pre-recession levels.” Advertised vacancies inProduction stalled over the last few months after rising steadily since mid-2009. In contrast, advertised vacancies in Legal stalled early in 2010 and have declined sharply in the last six months.Construction and Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations are both holding relatively steady. Construction occupations showed gains but still remained well below their pre-recession highs while Building and grounds is now in line with labor demand levels prior to the official beginning of the recession in December 2007. However, in both of these occupational groups the number of unemployed is still well in excess of the number of advertised vacancies. In August 2011, the latest available data for unemployment, there were just over 14 unemployed job-seekers for every advertised vacancy in building and grounds and 19 job-seekers for every ad in construction.Since the beginning of the year, labor demand was down among a number of high-paying occupations. With the September declines, Computer and Mathematical Science occupations were down 4 percent (-23,000) since January while Management positions were down 11 percent (-48,000). Community and Social Service positions were down 15,000, a drop of 24 percent, since January. However, the job market was not as difficult for these job-seekers. Based on August data, there are about 2 unemployed for every advertised vacancy in Community and social service (2.10) and Management (1.85). In contrast, there are about 3 openings for every unemployed job-seeker in Computer and mathematical science (0.29). METRO AREA HIGHLIGHTSWashington, D.C., Oklahoma City, Boston, and Honolulu have the lowest Supply/Demand ratesIn September, 42 of the 52 metropolitan areas for which data are reported separately posted over-the-year increases in the number of online advertised vacancies. Among the three metro areas with the largest numbers of advertised vacancies, the New York metro area was down 8,100, or 3.3 percent, from itsSeptember 2010 level and the Washington, DC metro area was down 400, or 0.3 percent, from last year. In contrast, the Los Angeles metro area was up 4,000, or 2.6 percent, from last year’s level.The number of unemployed exceeded the number of advertised vacancies in all of the 52 metro areas for which information is reported separately. Washington, DC continues to have the most favorable Supply/Demand rate (1.32) with about one advertised vacancy for every unemployed worker. Oklahoma City, Boston, and Honolulu were metropolitan locations where there were fewer than two unemployed looking for work for every advertised vacancy. On the other hand, metro areas in which the respective number of unemployed is substantially above the number of online advertised vacancies include Riverside, CA ‘ where there are nearly ten unemployed people for every advertised vacancy (9.91) ‘ Miami (6.15),Sacramento (5.70), Detroit (5.26), and Los Angeles (5.03). Supply/Demand rate data are for July 2011, the latest month for which unemployment data for local areas are available.PROGRAM NOTESThe Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine® Data Series measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month on more than 1,200 major Internet job sites and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas.Like The Conference Board’s long-running Help Wanted Advertising Index of print ads (which was published for over 55 years and discontinued in October 2008 but continues to be available for research), the new online series is not a direct measure of job vacancies. The level of ads in print and online can change for reasons not related to overall job demand.With the December 1, 2008 release, HWOL began providing seasonally adjusted data for the U.S., the nine Census regions and the 50 States. Seasonally adjusted data for occupations were provided beginning with the December 2009 release. This data series, for which the earliest data are for August 2005, continues to publish not seasonally adjusted data for 52 large metropolitan areas.People using this data are urged to review the information on the database and methodology available on The Conference Board website and contact us with questions and comments. Background information and technical notes and discussion of revisions to the series are available at: http://www.conference-board.org/data/helpwantedonline.cfm(link is external).The underlying online job listings data for this series is provided by Wanted Technologies Corporation. Additional information on the Bureau of Labor Statistics data used in this release can be found on the BLS website, www.bls.gov(link is external).The Conference BoardThe Conference Board is a global, independent business membership and research association working in the public interest. Our mission is unique: To provide the world’s leading organizations with the practical knowledge they need to improve their performance and better serve society. The Conference Board is a non-advocacy, not-for-profit entity holding 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt status in the United States.WANTED Technologies Corporation.WANTED is a leading supplier of real-time sales and business intelligence solutions for the media classified and recruitment industries. Using its proprietary On-Demand data mining, lead generation and CRM (Customer Relationship Management) integrated technologies, WANTED aggregates real-time data from thousands of online job sites, real estate and newspaper sites, as well as corporate websites on a daily basis. WANTED’s data is used to optimize sales and to implement marketing strategies within the classified ad departments of major media organizations, as well as by staffing firms, advertising agencies and human resources specialists. For more information, please visit: http://www.wantedtech.com(link is external).SOURCE The Conference Board NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ —
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Reuters) – Tim Southee and Matt Henry removed both England openers as New Zealand reduced the tourists to 39-2 and took control of the second Test by the close of play on the second day at Seddon Park in Hamilton yesterday.New Zealand had been dismissed for 375 about an hour after tea and hold a 336-run lead heading into the third day of a match that England need to win to level the two-Test series.Rory Burns was on 24 at the close of play, having survived two dropped catches, with captain Joe Root on six and looking uncomfortable at the crease as he battles with a precipitous drop in form over the last year.Opening batsman Dom Sibley was trapped in front by Southee for four to leave the tourists 11-1 before Joe Denly (four) was snapped up by wicketkeeper BJ Watling with a superb low catch off Henry to reduce them further to 24-2.England could have been even further in the mire at stumps with Burns dropped on 10 by Ross Taylor at first slip off Henry and again, from a more difficult chance, on 19 by Jeet Raval at midwicket off Southee.England’s pace attack had earlier dragged their side back into the game with a fiery spell of short-pitched bowling at New Zealand’s tail after Stuart Broad had broken a 124-run stand between debutant Daryl Mitchell (73) and Watling (55).“When I was sitting on zero I wasn’t that calm,” Mitchell said. “So it was nice to get a run and get started and the more time you spend out there the easier it does get.“But England bowled very well. They were very patient at times and built pressure and asked good questions.“We just had to grind it out for a period there and I was lucky enough to get a few runs.”New Zealand had been well set at 315-5 heading into tea before Broad removed first Test man-of-the-match Watling with the penultimate ball before the break.Broad then had Mitchell caught at deep fine leg by Jofra Archer about 20 minutes after play resumed in the final session.With the hosts’ bowlers prepared to take on the short-pitched deliveries, England quickly wrapped up the innings as mistimed shots from New Zealand’s batsmen ended up in the hands of the boundary fielders.NEW ZEALAND 1st inningsJeet Raval c Joe Root b Stuart Broad 5Tom Latham b Stuart Broad 105Kane Williamson c Joe Root b Chris Woakes 4Ross Taylor c Joe Root b Chris Woakes 53Henry Nicholls c Stuart Broad b Sam Curran 16BJ Watling c Rory Burns b Stuart Broad 55Daryl Mitchell c Jofra Archer b Stuart Broad 73Mitchell Santner c Chris Woakes b Jofra Archer 23Tim Southee c Ollie Pope b Chris Woakes 18Matt Henry not out 5Neil Wagner c Dominic Sibley b Sam Curran 0Extras (b-15, lb-3) 18Total: (all out, 129.1 overs) 375Fall of wickets: 1-16, 2-39, 3-155, 4-182, 5-191, 6-315, 7-330, 8-357, 9-375.Bowling: Stuart Broad 28-7-73-4, Jofra Arche 28-8-75-1, Chris Woakes 31-6-83-2, Sam Curran 23.1-7-63-2, Ben Stokes 13-5-36-0.ENGLAND 1st inningsRory Burns not out 24Dominic Sibley lbw Tim Southee 4Joe Denly c BJ Watling b Matt Henry 4Joe Root not out 6Extras: (lb-1) 1Total: (two wkts, 18.0 overs) 39Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-24.Bowling: Tim Southee 8-1-24-1, Matt Henry 7-3-10-1,Neil Wagner 2-0-3-0, Daryl Mitchell 1-0-1.