Who is Jack Conan: Ten things you should know about the Ireland No 8

first_img8. He made his 100th appearance for Leinster against the Dragons on 19 February 2021. He signed a new long-term contract two months later.9. Conan has said he is particularly affected by pre-match nerves – but would be more worried if he didn’t have those butterflies!10. He was Man of the Match when Leinster beat Munster to win the 2021 Guinness Pro14 title. Find out more about the Leinster back-rower, from pre-match nerves to GAA Who is Jack Conan: Ten things you should know about the Ireland No 8 Known for his tireless work-rate and eye-catching speed when carrying, Ireland No 8 Jack Conan was particularly dominant against England in the final round of the 2021 Six Nations and was subsequently selected for the British & Irish Lions 2021 tour to South Africa.Here are ten more facts about the Leinsterman.Ten things you should know about Jack Conan1. Jack Conan was born on 29 July 1992 in Bray, a coastal town to the south of Dublin. Other famous inhabitants include boxer Katie Taylor and singer Hozier.2. The first sport he took seriously was GAA, where his elder brother was captain of the local Kilmacanogue side. He played until he was 17, when he stopped to focus on rugby. 3. It was at the relatively late age of 13 that Conan first played rugby, taking the game up when at St Gerard’s School.4. He made his Leinster debut against Cardiff Blues back in the 2013-14 season, scoring a try on debut in a 34-22 win. 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.center_img Jack Conan celebrates as Leinster beat Exeter in the 2020-21 Champions Cup (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 5. The 2015 Rugby World Cup warm-up against Scotland saw Conan make his first appearance for Ireland, with his side winning thanks to a late try from Luke Fitzgerald.6. A training ground foot injury before Ireland’s game with Japan at the 2019 World Cup, followed by some other niggles, kept him out of international rugby for 18 months. He finally returned against Italy in the 2021 Six Nations.7. He scored a crucial try against England in the 2021 Six Nations and said: “I couldn’t even tell you the last time I had scored a try before that, I was on a long drought, probably the longest in my career.”last_img read more

George Ford questions referee decision only to get a sarcastic response

first_imgThursday Nov 5, 2015 George Ford questions referee decision only to get a sarcastic response ‘The referee’s decision is always correct’. This is what we’re taught as youngsters anyway, but nowadays officials are in the unenviable position of being shown up by not only television replays, but in one infamous recent case, their own bosses. So players question everything. It’s becoming a problem, and this particular referee couldn’t resist saying something about it.When Bath flyhalf George Ford questioned Matt Carley’s decision during the weekend’s Aviva Premiership match against Harlequins, the referee hit back with a sarcastic response.Yes, it came across as a bit harsh, and the awkward stare down that ensued felt like it lasted for minutes, but as can be seen, the pass was forward and Ford should never have questioned it. As the ref said, it’s not as if he’d change his decision just because he got a mouthful in his ear.While this is a fairly innocuous interaction and really just a harmless, amusing moment from the weekend, there are a few interesting things to point out that could make it a bit of a talking point.The first offence: Ford was in the wrong, not only with his pass, but more significantly with his attitude towards the referee who as we all know by now, should command a bit more respect. Players really do need to stop flailing arms and questioning decisions. It sets a bad example.The referees tone: Should Carley have been a bit more professional? It’s easy to overlook Ford and be taken aback by the sarky response of the referee. He was clearly trying to make a point, but lowered himself by not maintaining a better air of authority.What if Nigel Owens said it? Owens has done similar things before, telling players ‘This is not soccer’, as well as various other well-constructed one liners. The difference though is not what is said, but how it is said, and perhaps that’s why Carley’s retort hasn’t gone done well with some.View the match highlights (Great Danny Care try, nice Tim Visser debut, and a yellow card for a big shoulder)ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies , See it to Believe it Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Charity Commission warns against bogus clothing collections

first_img Tagged with: Charity Commission Law / policy Trading AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 September 2010 | News The Charity Commission is once again warning people to avoid contributing to clothing collections that appear to be charitable but which aren’t. It is reminding them of the advice on how to ensure your donations go to a genuine charity.The Commission issued its warning after receiving calls from people who had been given misleading leaflets which suggested that the proceeds of a clothing collection would go to charity or charitable causes when in fact they would only benefit a private business or individual. The Commission is also aware of recent cases where fraudsters have used the name, logo and charity registration number of a genuine charity to appeal for donations and keep the profits.The Commission pointed out that most collections for charities are genuine and provide them with an important source of income, so people should not be discouraged from donating to collections carried out by genuine charities to raise funds for a legitimate charitable cause.Photo: Some of the charity clothing bags that arrive on the doormatThe Commission is issuing the following advice for people who want ensure their donations reach those most in need:• Most genuine collections will be raising funds for a specific individually named charity. Be wary of misleading leaflets that do not use the words ‘registered charity’ but instead use pictures or wording that give the impression that the appeal is charitable. You should be suspicious of any leaflet that does not state the name of the charity your donations will go to.• If a collection is for a registered charity, legally this must be stated on any document advertising the collection of clothes or other property on behalf of the charity. Genuine leaflets will usually provide a charity registration number. Most door to door collections will leave at least two days before they collect any donations, allowing you time to check the Charity Commission’s online register of charities.• If you are still unsure about a whether a collection is genuine for any reason, for example if it looks unprofessionally produced, is badly written or contains spelling mistakes, and you still wish to give, you should try contacting the charity to check that the collection is legitimate. If the leaflet only gives mobile numbers or none at all, it may be a sign that the organisation is not collecting on behalf of a legitimate charity. Registered charities will be happy to provide contact details and confirm whether a collection is on their behalf or not.• Some advertising leaflets will give the impression they are from a charity but provide a company registration number. This is not the same as a charity registration number and may be a sign that the organisation is operating commercially for profit and is not charitable.• If a clothing collection will benefit a charity, it is required to have a public collection licence from the local authority. To check whether a collection has a licence before donating any item you should contact your local authority.• If you remain concerned that your donations may not reach a registered charity, you can give directly to your local charity shop or at an official charity clothes collection point.To complain about a misleading leaflet appealing for clothing donations, you should contact your local Trading Standards Service.If you receive a bogus leaflet that falsely uses the details of a genuine charity, the collection may be unlawful and you should report this to the police. In either case, the Charity Commission asks that you notify it as well so that it can gather information on offenders and work with its partners to combat and raise awareness of fraud.www.charitycommission.gov.uk  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity Commission warns against bogus clothing collections About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

No USMCA Vote This Year and Further Farm Bill Delays Possible

first_img As expected, the U.S. Senate will not consider the updated North American Free Trade Agreement, known as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, in 2018. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Bloomberg News a vote on the updated agreement would not happen until after the New Year, saying, “My trade advisers say you can’t possibly do it under the various steps that we have to go through.” However, McConnell said, “There’s no question this will be on the top of the agenda” next year.The outcome of the November midterm elections could make the path forward for USMCA a challenge. If Democrats gain control of the House, they could ask the White House to make changes to the updated agreement before voting, or simply disapprove the agreement altogether. While unlikely, some Republican Senators, including Iowa’s Chuck Grassley, have commented that a vote this year on the updated agreement would avoid any potential political conflict next year.Progress on the farm bill following the November midterm elections could be stalled even further, depending on the need for disaster relief stemming from Hurricane Michael. House Agriculture Committee ranking Democrat Collin Peterson this week speculated congress members from states impacted by the hurricane will pressure lawmakers to “either add something to the farm bill or appropriations,” according to Politico. Peterson says those efforts “could potentially give us more problems to solve than we already have.”The 2014 farm bill expired at the end of September and top ag lawmakers expected the new farm bill to be passed following the midterm elections. Those close to the negotiations continue to work on the farm bill, but the House and Senate are both on recess until after the elections, and conference committee members report little progress on all titles of the farm bill.Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News No USMCA Vote This Year and Further Farm Bill Delays Possible SHARE No USMCA Vote This Year and Further Farm Bill Delays Possible Facebook Twitter By NAFB News Service – Oct 17, 2018 Previous articleBig Data Shaping the Future of Ag Industry on the HAT Wednesday Morning EditionNext articleU.S. Seeking Trade Agreements with Japan, EU, UK NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Death threats made against the editor of an independent media group

first_imgNews June 7, 2021 Find out more “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News September 9, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Death threats made against the editor of an independent media group RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Europe – Central Asia Europe – Central Asia Veran Matic, editor of the media group B 92, has been sent a letter containing death threats against him, members of his family and associates.  He received the letter, signed by „the Serbian Liberation Regiment‰ on 5 September 2005. A similar letter was sent to a member of the student movement, Otpor, Momcilo Veljkovic on 3 September. Matic immediately lodged a complaint with the prosecutor‚s office in Belgrade.Serbian Investment Minister Velimir Ilic and his press adviser Petar Lazovic, publicly issued death threats against Matic at a Belgrade press conference on 15 August this year. to go further – – – – – -Dismay at minister’s insults and threats against journalists 18 August 2005Reporters Without Borders voiced dismay today at the insulting comments which Serbian investment minister Velimir Ilic made to journalists working for the independent media group RTV B92 at a press conference on 15 August. Ilic has a history of such behaviour.”We are appalled at the way the minister and his aide insulted and threatened journalists in public,” the press freedom organisation said. “If politicians react like this to questions they do not want to answer, it shows how fragile press freedom is in Serbia-Montenegro.”B92 reporter Ana Veljkovic asked Ilic about his role in the decision to drop charges against Marko Milosevic – the son of former Yugoslavian president Slobodan Milosevic – who was accused of kidnapping and beating Zoran Milovanovic, a member of an anti-Milosevic youth group, in 2000.Instead of answering the question, Ilic and his press adviser, Petar Lazovic, responded with a torrent of abusive and sexist remarks about Veljkovic. They then turned on all of RTV B92’s journalists, insulting and slandering them and even making death threats. They were especially scathing about the group’s managing director and editor in chief, Veran Matic.Created in 1989, Radio and Television B92 is one of Serbia’s leading independent media groups.Ilic has insulted journalists in the past, often using obscene remarks. On 1 June 2003, when he was mayor of the central city of Cacak, he attacked journalist Vladimir Jesic during an interview broadcast by TV Apolo. Although the TV station filed a complaint, Ilic was not charged. Before that, in 2001, he was accused by breaking the windows of radio Ozone in Cacak.Matic has filed a complaint against Lazovic, Ilic’s press adviser, accusing him of making death threats. RSF_en Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia June 8, 2021 Find out more News News Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts June 4, 2021 Find out more Organisation last_img read more

How Political Affiliation Impacts Housing Policy Outlook

first_img 2020-10-29 Christina Hughes Babb  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago October 29, 2020 945 Views Americans responded questions related to housing policy in an early October Redfin survey of over 3,000 U.S. adults. Researchers asked about respondents’ views on down payment assistance, government incentives to create low-income housing, view on government incentives for builders to create more housing (of any type), and opinion of policies that either reduce or enhance zoning restrictions on the density of housing that can be built near where they live.The researchers also asked respondents who they are voting for, in order to compare the opinions of Biden voters with those of Trump voters.“Housing is one of the few types of policies that does not fall neatly into liberal or conservative camps,” said Redfin Chief Economist Daryl Fairweather. “While many Americans across both major parties can agree that there’s a need for more housing—particularly affordable housing—both Democrats and Republicans are reluctant to see their own neighborhoods become more dense. This will be a challenge for those elected into local, state and federal offices next week, but hopefully politicians will work together to create bipartisan housing reforms like down payment assistance or incentives to build more affordable homes.”According to the report, summarized by analyst Tim Ellis at Redfin, 61% of Biden voters think the government should provide down-payment assistance to working-class families buying their first home, compared with 43% of Trump voters. Over half of U.S. residents (56%) think the government should provide incentives for builders to build more housing, but less than half as many (27%) support zoning policies that would allow more dense housing in their own neighborhood.A few more highlights from the survey:People who are voting for Joe Biden were more likely to support government programs for housing, with 61% supporting down payment assistance, 73% supporting incentives for low income housing, and 66% supporting incentives for creating any type of housing. However, when it comes to zoning for density in their own neighborhood, just 32% of Biden voters said that they support such policies.Trump voters were less likely to support any of the three pro-housing policies we asked about, with just 43% in favor of down-payment assistance and 49% supporting incentives for low-income housing or any kind of housing. Only 24% of Trump voters support policies that make more dense housing possible in their neighborhood.Support for down-payment assistance was predictably high among renters, with 62% in support compared to just 48% among homeowners. However, renters were not much more likely than homeowners to support government incentives for low-income or other types of housing, with support from both groups ranging between 55% and 61%. Renters were also mostly opposed to density in their own neighborhood, with just 31% supporting the idea, compared to 26% of homeowners.The entire survey, complete with graphics and methodology, can be viewed here. Previous: The GSEs Path to Becoming ‘Investment Opportunities’ Next: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Announce Q3 Earnings Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, News Home / Daily Dose / How Political Affiliation Impacts Housing Policy Outlook Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb How Political Affiliation Impacts Housing Policy Outlook Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Subscribelast_img read more

SC Issues Notice on Plea Seeking One Time Relief Of Re-Assessment/Promotion Of ICSE Students Who Failed In Classes 9th/11th This Year

first_imgTop StoriesSC Issues Notice on Plea Seeking One Time Relief Of Re-Assessment/Promotion Of ICSE Students Who Failed In Classes 9th/11th This Year Radhika Roy18 Aug 2020 6:04 AMShare This – xSupreme Court has issued notice in a plea seeking for a direction to Indian School Certificate Examinations Board (ICSE), to provide an opportunity of Re assessment/promotion to the students who had flunked in 9th/11th standard, this year.A Bench comprising of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna heard the matter and sought for a Reply from Senior Advocate…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 has issued notice in a plea seeking for a direction to Indian School Certificate Examinations Board (ICSE), to provide an opportunity of Re assessment/promotion to the students who had flunked in 9th/11th standard, this year.A Bench comprising of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna heard the matter and sought for a Reply from Senior Advocate Ranjit Kumar, appearing on behalf of the Council for ICSE. The plea has been filed and argued by Advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava, on behalf of a minor student, in the backdrop of a similar relief granted to 9th/11th class students by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). “The Respondent is also bound to implement and adopt the captioned Notification dated Notification bearing No. CBSE/CE/2020 dated 13.05.2020, issued by the Central Board of Secondary Education (“CBSE”) and is bound to grant an opportunity of Re-Test to the students, who failed in Class-9th and 11th in this year, as a one time measure,” the Petitioner has averred. On May 13, 2020, the CBSE issued a notification permitting all the failed students of 9th and 11th to appear in a school-based test again, as a one-time measure only, in view of the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. The instant plea submits that by not adopting this notification, the ICSE Board has “deprived” the Petitioner and many other similarly situated students of their precious Right to Equality, as enshrined under Article 14 of the Constitution. It is further asserted that this relief is necessary to mitigate stress and anxiety among students, and protect their Right to Health and Life under Article 21 of the Constitution. Next Storylast_img read more

Even If Prosecutrix Is Quite Friendly With A Man, He Doesn’t Get License To Establish Sexual Relations Without Her Consent: J&K High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesEven If Prosecutrix Is Quite Friendly With A Man, He Doesn’t Get License To Establish Sexual Relations Without Her Consent: J&K High Court Sparsh Upadhyay6 Jan 2021 4:46 AMShare This – xNoting that even if prosecutrix was quite friendly with the petitioner for a long time, yet the same does not give a license to the petitioner/accused to have sexual relations with her, without her consent, the Jammu & Kashmir High Court recently denied the benefit of regular bail to petitioner for offence under Section 376 IPC. Importantly, the Bench of Justice Sanjay…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?LoginNoting that even if prosecutrix was quite friendly with the petitioner for a long time, yet the same does not give a license to the petitioner/accused to have sexual relations with her, without her consent, the Jammu & Kashmir High Court recently denied the benefit of regular bail to petitioner for offence under Section 376 IPC. Importantly, the Bench of Justice Sanjay Dhar also observed that cases relating to grant of bail in offence of rape are required to be approached differently as releasing of the accused on bail in such cases by adopting a liberal approach would be against the interests of the society. Facts of the Case The prosecutrix lodged a complaint with Judicial Magistrate, Hiranagar alleging that while she was studying in 10th class, she developed acquaintance with the petitioner-accused, whereafter, he developed illicit relations with her against her will and also promised that he will marry her at an appropriate time. It was further averred in the complaint that the petitioner-accused had sexual relation with the complainant and he would threaten her with dire consequences in case she disclosed anything about this relationship to anybody. The aforesaid complaint was forwarded to in charge Police Station, Hiranagar, accordingly, F.I.R No. 04/2020 for offence under Section 376 IPC came to be registered. After investigation of the case, the police found that the offence under Sections 376 IPC was made out against the accused and, accordingly, the challan was produced before the competent Court. The petitioner approached the trial Court for grant of bail but the same was dismissed vide order dated 12th October 2020 passed. Arguments put forth The petitioner sought bail on the grounds that the prosecutrix had willfully and intentionally, out of her free consent, entered into a relationship with petitioner/accused, as such, it couldn’t be stated that sexual relationship between the petitioner and the prosecutrix had taken place on account of any misconception. In the reply, the State contended that during the investigation of the case, it was found that there was a deep-rooted friendship between the petitioner and the prosecutrix, which lasted for about 02 years and that the petitioner had promised to marry her. It was further averred that on 22nd October 2019, the petitioner had picked up the prosecutrix in his car and committed rape upon her. Thus, according to the prosecution, offence under Section 376 IPC stood established against the petitioner-accused and he was arrested on 15th January 2020. It was contended that the allegations against the petitioner are serious in nature and as such, he was not entitled to bail. Court’s Order Considering the allegations, Challan and facts of the case, the Court came to the conclusion that prima-facie, the case of the prosecutrix against the petitioner is genuine as the prosecutrix had not only in her complaint but also in her statement recorded under Section 164-A Cr.PC repeatedly stated that the petitioner had sexual intercourse with her against her consent. Importantly, in response to the Petitioner’s argument that that the prosecutrix, due to her love and passion for the petitioner had developed sexual relationship with him since the time she was studying in 10th class, the Court said, “The prosecutrix had barely attained the age of majority a few months prior to the lodging of the F.I.R…the past sexual relationship of the prosecutrix with the petitioner, if any, would constitute offence of rape, irrespective of the consent, the prosecutrix being minor at the relevant time. Thus, the fact that the prosecutrix was not matured enough would certainly have an adverse impact on the case of the petitioner pertaining to grant of bail.” Taking into account the apprehension that in case the petitioner is enlarged on bail, he may threaten the prosecutrix, the Court denied to grant him Bail at the instant stage, “when the statement of the prosecutrix is yet to be recorded, may thwart the course of justice.” Case title – Aman Sagotra v. UT of J&K [Bail App No. 211/2020 CrlM No. 1277 & 1699 of 2020] Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

STUDENT SHOWCASE: Young artists’ works on display for annual Troy Fest show

first_img “The quality of the display is the best we’ve had in several years,” Pritchett said. “Parents, grandparents and other family members are able to easily locate their student’s artwork, as can others. Those who attend with art show will be amazed at what a third-grader can do. It is very impressive to see the level of artistic ability these students have and their understanding of art and their ability to express it. And, that’s true throughout the county.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like REMEMBERING GOAT: Book features famous Troy baseball player Thomas Roy “Goat” Walker of Troy is prominently featured in a new book, “Baseball in Montgomery.” The multi-facted athlete played… read more By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content The winner of the 2017 Troy Fest Student Art Show will be announced on Tuesday. The Johnson Center will be open during Troy Fest, Saturday 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited. “The Troy Fest Student Art Show is a celebration of the creativity and talents of students throughout the county,” Pritchett said. “Students in grades K through 12 in all schools in Pike County are invited to enter their artwork in the annual art show. There are several categories for entry – painting, drawing, mixed media, photography, printmaking and 3D art. There are no guidelines. The students are invite to do their own thing. This show is an opportunity for students to express themselves through art. We want them to let their creativity show through and it does.”Pritchett said this year’s Troy Fest Student Art Show features 100 or more entries and is “museum quality.” Artwork by dozens of young artists is on display this week at the Johnson Center for the Arts as part of the annual TroyFest Student Art Show. The show includes painting, drawing, mixed media, photography, printmaking and 3D art. The winners will be announced on Tuesday and the display is open to the public throughout the week and through next weekend’s Troy Fest event. Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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 Email the author STUDENT SHOWCASE: Young artists’ works on display for annual Troy Fest show By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The annual Troy Fest Student Art Show is a premier exhibition at the Johnson Center for the Arts each year and a showcase event for Troy Fest Art and Craft Festival, which is held that last weekend in April.Vicki Pritchett, JCA executive director, said the TroyFest Student Art Show is one of the most highly attended exhibits at the art center each year and well it should be. Published 3:00 am Saturday, April 22, 2017last_img read more

Tribunal reform is the best way forward

Tribunal reform is the best way forwardOn 1 Mar 2001 in Vexatious claims, Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Should legal aid be available for employment tribunal cases?  Will it just encourage more people to try iton or is it an important way of ensuring equal access to justice?  Compiled by Lucy CarringtonBernard Kingsley Employee relations manager, ManpowerIntroducing legal aid throughout the rest of the UK could lead to an unevenplaying field, to employers’ disadvantage. If applicants get better qualityrepresentation through legal aid then employers will have to follow that and sothe costs of tribunals will increase. Clearly there has been a trend towardslegalism in the way in which tribunals operate. For example, workers often tendto be represented and, given the increasing complexity of aspects of employmentlaw, need to be better represented. However, if we look at the original purposeof employment tribunals it was to provide a relatively straightforwardprocedure to bring claims that did not involve huge costs for either employeeor employer. I’m more interested in the recent – but long overdue – proposals to improvetribunal procedures. These include giving tribunals the power to strike outweak cases at any stage in the proceedings. Tribunals will also be able toimpose a penalty against employees, or employers, who act unreasonably. It isrelatively easy for people to bring claims and with 40,000 staff nationally, wedo get a number throughout the year. But there are more spurious claims now andtribunals have not yet had the teeth to weed some of these out. It is important that people have the opportunity to bring claims, but thishas to be balanced against the constraints on employers. For example, bigemployers who tend to be doing things properly in the first place, will almostcertainly be the hardest hit by any increase in the number of cases. There is also the problem of consistency. We deal with tribunals in England,Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and there is a marked discrepancy betweenall the four countries. This is especially so in terms of the speed at whichtribunals handle claims – Northern Ireland is particularly slow. But evenwithin England there is a big variation in the speed and manner in which claimsare dealt with. We urgently need to see the Government’s reforms to the employment tribunalsprocess in action. TerryGorman President, Socpo and assistant chief executive, Nottingham County CouncilI’mnot in favour at all. I believe employees should become members of a union.Unions help the industrial relations process and provide members with usefulbenefits including funding their tribunal cases. To support legal aid wouldundermine the union role.Inprinciple, anyone with a justifiable claim should be able to make a claim but Iwelcome the Government’s proposed penalty for vexatious claims. On the whole,Socpo is keen on most of the tribunal reforms that are on the table. There area few other things we would like to have seen, for example, some sectorspecific tribunals. It would help if tribunals understood the nature of localgovernment.DominicJohnsonHead of employee relations There’sno clear evidence that lack of legal aid is preventing people from taking theirclaims forward and I’m not sure that introducing it would have any impact. Noram I convinced that the Human Rights Act could be invoked if it were notavailable.Therationale for introducing legal aid is potentially flawed. The Scottishexecutive decided to push ahead because it feared someone might take a testcase under the Human Rights Act. But it has pre-empted things a bit as no casehas been through the courts yet. Wewant to see a case go through the courts before the UK government takes anyaction.SarahVealeSenior employment rights officer, TUCThereal problem lies not with tribunals but in the workplace. Most claims are fromsmall to medium sized firms where employers do not have the procedures to dealwith discipline and grievances. So no one gets a second chance. Butin large organisations line managers and employees usually get to put theircase through internal personnel procedures. The result could be a final warningfor an employee so that everyone feels they have had a hearing.It’sinteresting that as the amount of employee litigation has gone up the number ofworkers covered by union agreements has gone down.’DavidWebbPersonnel manager, industrial relations, Group 4 Total Security LtdPeopleare more aware of their rights to complain and one aspect of tribunals thatconcerns us is that there are more of them, and on a variety of subjects. Wehave also found that increasingly employees will file a claim externally at thesame time as raising it internally. Wewant to restore the position where we resolve matters internally and so arerevising our grievance and discipline procedure. We’ve run a fairly relaxedprocess until now, but we have had a number of people who have tried to raisegrievances in ways that are unacceptable.It’sa difficult conundrum. We fully support people’s right to make legal claims andwe encourage people to join trade unions, but we must not see personneldepartments bogged down in unnecessary process. Related posts:No related photos. read more