Cost savings help Heineken boost profits

first_img KCS-content HEINEKEN, the world’s third-largest brewer, reported a higher than expected rise in first-half net profit yesterday after cost savings helped offset lower beer sales in Europe and the United States.The Dutch-based brewer, whose chief brands are Heineken and Amstel, Europe’s number one and three beers, said group beer volumes fell 2.3 per cent on a like-for-like basis.But costs savings, lower raw material and interest costs and its joint ventures led to a 17 per cent rise in net earnings.The company said it remained cautious about beer consumption in Europe and the United States due to continued weak consumer spending and planned austerity measures, but expected volumes to grow in Latin America, Africa and Asia.Heineken’s first-half results included two months from the beer business of Mexico’s Femsa, bought to boost exposure to faster-growing emerging markets.Just over half of Heineken’s revenue last year came from western Europe. Heineken said the integration of FEMSA Cerveza was on track, with synergies due in the second half. For the full-year, Heineken forecast the percentage growth of net profit to be at least in low double digits with further cost savings and price hikes continuing to have some impact.Heineken’s net profit before one-offs increased to €621m (£508m). Analysts had on average expected a net profit of €595m. Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Share whatsappcenter_img More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Wednesday 25 August 2010 8:08 pm whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy FanUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading BlvdUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndo Cost savings help Heineken boost profits last_img read more

Betsson partners with Alfa Romeo Racing team

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Marketing & affiliates 13th May 2019 | By Joanne Christie Betsson partners with Alfa Romeo Racing team Email Address Swedish operator Betsson has become the exclusive European betting partner for Alfa Romeo Racing Formula 1 team.The multi-brand deal, which began with the Spanish Grand Prix yesterday, will cover a number of Betsson brands, with Betsafe the first to appear on the car at the Barcelona event.Other brands covered by the deal include Betsson and StarCasinò.Frédéric Vasseur, team principal at Alfa Romeo Racing and CEO at Sauber Motorsport AG said: “Betsson compete in a playing field where you are constantly challenged, where the competition tries as hard as you do to win and to be the best in the world. That is very similar to what we’re trying to achieve at Alfa Romeo Racing. We are confident that we will have a successful collaboration which will support us in our mission of fighting for ambitious results in 2019.”Under the terms of the deal the betting brands will also be able to use the sponsorship to create exclusive content and offer fans bespoke betting offers and racing experiences.Jesper Svensson, CEO Betsson Group, said the group had a long history in racing, which was one of the reasons it entered into the deal. “We are hugely impressed with the team and can’t wait to be working with them. We wish Kimi, Antonio and the entire team all the very best for a successful 2019 and are looking forward to being involved in supporting the team to achieve huge success.”Image: Artes Max Regions: Europe Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Tags: Online Gambling Swedish operator Betsson has become the exclusive European betting partner for Alfa Romeo Racing Formula 1 team. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

Quality Beverages Limited (QBL.mu) Q12018 Interim Report

first_imgQuality Beverages Limited (QBL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Quality Beverages Limited (QBL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Quality Beverages Limited (QBL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Quality Beverages Limited (QBL.mu)  2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileQuality Beverages Limited bottles and distributes soft drinks and non-carbonated beverages. The company manufactures and distributes Pepsico brands for the Mauritian territory and operates as a subsidiary of Currimjee Jeewanjee and Co. Limited. Quality Beverages Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius’ Development and Enterprise Market.last_img read more

Houston cathedral mentors make a difference at local school

first_img TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit an Event Listing Houston cathedral mentors make a difference at local school Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET [Episcopal Diocese of Texas] Jen Moss and 6-year-old Mia meet every Tuesday for an hour through a program called Kids Hope USA, which matches students with mentors. Together, they read, play games and talk.An hour a week seems like a small amount of time, but for Mia, it has made a big difference.Jen Moss, a member of Christ Church Cathedral in Houston, spends an hour each week mentoring 6-year-old Mia through a national mentoring program called Kids Hope USA. Photo/Luke BlountKids Hope is a national mentoring program that partners churches with local public schools. Eighteen volunteers from Christ Church Cathedral, Houston, currently mentor students at the Rusk School, a magnet elementary school just east of downtown.“The Rusk School serves the poorest of the poor,” said Susan Jackson, program director. “Kids Hope matches at-risk kids with mentors. These relationships often have a profound effect on the kids’ in-class behavior and have been statistically proven to change the trajectory of the kids’ test scores.”“Mia is quite bright,” said Moss, a cathedral member for around 18 months. “She is in kindergarten, and she is probably reading at a third-grade level. But she is not well-behaved in the classroom … She has hit her teacher, and she throws temper tantrums.”But since beginning the mentoring program, Mia has done better. Since she started receiving the extra attention and moments of guidance, her teachers and parents have reported better behavior.“It’s not that I have a curriculum on behavior improvement,” Moss said. “It’s just spending one-on-one time with her.”And Mia looks forward to that hour every week.“She asks me when I leave if I will be here next Tuesday. She is very concerned that I am always going to come,” Moss said.On a recent visit, Mia was confronted with the idea of Moss not coming on Tuesdays. “I would just be sad,” she said. “We made a deal that even when I’m in first and second and third grade, she can still come and see me on Tuesdays”The 6-year-old then gave Moss a special fist bump to seal the deal before reading the next chapter in their book together.On first glance, one wouldn’t guess that Mia had any troubles at school or elsewhere. A polite, talkative and intelligent girl, Mia already has plans to attend college and become a teacher.“At first I wanted to be a veterinarian,” she said. “But then they said I had to take care of snakes, and I just didn’t want to do it. I hate snakes! Now I want to be a teacher because I can tell the kids what to do and give them homework. I want to try to teach kindergarten or first grade.”Mia’s home life is still a bit of a mystery, Moss said, and she is not sure which stories are real or embellished. But Moss understands the constraints of poverty. Although this is her first time mentoring a child, Moss spent two years as a Teach for America corps member, working with lower-income second-graders.She then went to law school, practiced law, got married and had children. Now that her youngest child has entered pre-kindergarten, she is looking at what to do next.“For me it is a way to start giving back again,” Moss said. “I like the idea of starting with her as a youngster so I can see the progression.”If Mia has her way, Moss will see the progress for years to come.This article first appeared in Christ Church Cathedral’s The Bulletin. An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME By Luke BlountPosted Mar 8, 2013 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Comments are closed. Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Children Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Knoxville, TN Wilmot T. Merchant, II says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI center_img Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Tampa, FL Youth Minister Lorton, VA March 8, 2013 at 11:00 pm I am delighted to read this story, because St. Stephen’s was the first church in South Carolina to start this program; we are now in our third year and we are mentoring 40 students this year. Checkout our website to see what we have done so far. Praise be to God, Episcopal churhes making a difference for the Kingdom of God. Comments (1) Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Gauthier House / bauzeit architekten

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/141535/gauthier-house-bauzeit-architekten Clipboard Projects Photographs:  Yves AndréText description provided by the architects. The project is articulated basing on two really simple spatial typologies. The first one, a compacted and pure single-storied level with huge window panels that open to the Alps, framing the beautiful view. The glazing surfaces on the entire level structure the façade in a generous way. The panoramic window panels fold inside, providing a special expression to the ensemble, while forming the terrace-covered area. Save this picture!© Yves AndréRecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreThe difference of enclosure between North and South façades is two faces: “behind” the street and “on the front” The Alps as a visual limit. The “courtyard” typology is composed of an open terrace bordering on one side of the dwelling, a vertical wooden enclosure and by a “green wall”, which at the same time separates the dwelling from the street. Save this picture!Cross SectionThe garage, which protects the dwelling from the winds crossing the “Jura” from the East, permits a prolonged use of the terrace during the year. The dwelling is buried on its North side down the steep ground. The volume of the lower ground floor retracts from the façade line in the first floor, which produces a floating effect over the natural prairie. Save this picture!© Yves AndréThe interior is arranged in 4 individual rooms, including wet and comunal areas, which are defined by the concept of open space. Both the garden and interior rooms, with their glazing façades, open onto the valley.Save this picture!© Yves AndréProject gallerySee allShow lessJoe & Rika Mansueto Library / Murphy JahnSelected ProjectsUniversidad de Chile Soccer Club / PLAN ArquitectosArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/141535/gauthier-house-bauzeit-architekten Clipboard ArchDaily CopyHouses•Evilard, Switzerland Gauthier House / bauzeit architekten Save this picture!© Yves André+ 23 Share “COPY” Area:  268 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Switzerland “COPY” Year:  2007 CopyAbout this officebauzeit architektenOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesEvilardSwitzerlandPublished on June 14, 2011Cite: “Gauthier House / bauzeit architekten” 14 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSafety Window Films in Associated Watch and Jewelry BuyersFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MWindowsAir-LuxSliding Windows for High-Rise BuildingsSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60Manuals & AdviceSikaFirestop SystemsMetal PanelsAmerican MetalcraftRainscreen – RS300Curtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWaste Containers / Recycling BinsPunto DesignLitter Bin – PapilonSound BoothsFramerySoundproof Phone Booths – Framery OneCarpetsnanimarquinaRugs – ShadeMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses Gauthier House / bauzeit architektenSave this projectSaveGauthier House / bauzeit architekten Architects: bauzeit architekten Area Area of this architecture project Photographslast_img read more

Reporters without Borders and the Committee to Protect Journalists send letters to Peru’s justice Minister about journalist’s imprisonment

first_imgNews News Robert Ménard,General secretary Organisation News RSF_en Paris, 13 February 2003 February 13, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters without Borders and the Committee to Protect Journalists send letters to Peru’s justice Minister about journalist’s imprisonment Dear Mr. Dodero,Reporters without Borders and the Committee to Protect Journalists are writing to inquire about the status of journalist Juan de Mata Jara Berrospi, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 1994 on charges that he collaborated with terrorists. On July 10, 1993, Jara Berrospi was arrested in the district of Comas, north of Peru’s capital, Lima. When he was arrested, authorities found maps and negatives showing where nine students and a professor of La Cantuta University, who had been murdered, had been buried, in his possession. The police believed that Jara Berrospi was going to publish the information contained in those maps and negatives-which suggested that Peruvian paramilitary members were responsible for the killings-in El Diario, a newspaper that had been banned in 1989 by President Alan García’s government because of alleged links to the Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso) terrorist group. Moreover, authorities said Jara Berrospi had been frequently visiting El Diario’s offices, and they believed he was on the newspaper’s staff.Allegedly, no one testified against Jara Berrospi at the trial. During the trial, the journalist denied any involvement with the terrorist group. He also claimed that the maps and the negatives had been placed anonymously in his yard. And according to several sources, a television station released the maps and negatives on television two days before the journalist was arrested. On November 16, 1994, Jara was sentenced to 20 years in prison by an anonymous panel of judges and placed in the Miguel Castro Castro maximum-security prison in Lima. Various attempts to appeal the verdict have been unsuccessful, and reviews for a presidential pardon failed to result in his release. Prior to his arrest, Jara Berrospi worked for several years as a producer for Radio Comas and wrote for the dailies El Heraldo Huanuqueño and El Informador. Jara Berrospi also wrote for El Diario in 1987, two years before the paper was officially banned.From July 9 to July 11, 1993, ten individuals were arrested for having connections with El Diario. With the exception of Jara Berrospi, all have been pardoned and released from jail: Six were released two weeks after being arrested, two were released in 1994, and two were pardoned-one in 1998 and one in 2001.As organizations dedicated to protecting press freedom worldwide, Reporters without Borders and the Committee to Protect Journalists are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding Juan de Mata Jara Berrospi’s imprisonment. We urgently request that you make available to us any additional information you might have regarding his case. Follow the news on Peru China’s diplomats must stop attacking media over coronavirus reporting Thank you for your attention to this urgent matter. We await your response.Sincerely, Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elitescenter_img PeruAmericas to go further Reporters Without Borders and the Committee to Protect Journalists sent separate letters today to Peru’s minister of justice, Fausto Alvarado Dodero, requesting information about the status of journalist Juan de Mata Jara Berrospi, who was sentenced in 1994 to 20 years in prison on charges of collaborating with terrorists. April 1, 2020 Find out more News December 4, 2019 Find out more Receive email alerts Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable February 10, 2017 Find out more PeruAmericas Help by sharing this information last_img read more

At Television Critics Association Pasadena Press Tour, NBC Says it Plans To Air Player Protests During The Superbowl

first_imgHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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 box 2 At Television Critics Association Pasadena Press Tour, NBC Says it Plans To Air Player Protests During The Superbowl From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, January 11, 2018 | 7:26 pm NBC cameras will continue to roll and show any NFL players who elect to kneel in protest during “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Super Bowl next month, a top executive announced Tuesday at the Television Critics Association Press Tour 2018 in Pasadena.“When you are covering a live event, you are covering what’s happening,” NBC Sports Executive Producer Fred Gaudelli said. “If there are players who choose to kneel, they will be shown live.”“The Star-Spangled Banner” will be performed by Pink and aired live at the opening of the Super Bowl in Minneapolis on February 4. The television coverage is expected to draw more than 110 million viewers.As the fifth most-watched program in TV history, the Super Bowl provides potential protesters with an opportunity to make a statement in front of a massive audience.In 2017, as many as 112.2 million people watched the Super Bowl.Gaudelli said Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth, NBC’s broadcast team, will probably identify each player who kneels, give a history behind the protests “and then get on with the game.”Protests during The National Anthem exploded earlier this season after President Trump objected to kneeling during the song, calling on players to stand “out of respect for our country and respect for our flag.”Last week, Trump tweeted an image appearing to show a grieving military family, in a message to NFL players who “still kneel.”In the final week of the regular season in December, 19 out of 1,696 players kneeled or decided to stay in the locker room during the anthem. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuffcenter_img Subscribe Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News 2 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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 Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Single New COVID-19 Infection Detected in Pasadena on Thursday

first_imgCommunity News Single New COVID-19 Infection Detected in Pasadena on Thursday Those who have recovered from virus urged to get vaccinated By BRIAN DAY Published on Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 5:16 pm Make a comment More Cool Stuff HerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 21 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy COVID-19 statistics remained positive in Pasadena Thursday with only a single new infection reported and no additional fatalities, but authorities say it’s not yet time for the public to let its guard down.The lone new infection raised Pasadena’s overall total number of infections to 11,204. The number of fatalities has remained steady at 340 since the last death in the city was documented eight days ago.In the prior week, the city recorded an average of 2.6 infections each day, records show.As officials at the local, county and state levels continue working to get as many residents vaccinated as possible, city spokeswoman Lisa Derderian reminded the public that health officials recommend vaccination even for people who have already had and recovered from the virus.“Getting the vaccine is recommended even if you’ve had COVID-19,” she said.With much still to be learned about the virus and its long-term implications, “Protection from the vaccination may last longer than if you’ve had an infection,” according to Derderian.The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported 439 new infections and 36 deaths on Thursday, bringing the countywide totals to 1,230,362 COVID-19 cases and 23,736 fatalities.Just under 470 people were being treated at L.A. County hospitals for the virus, with 24% of them in intensive care units, officials said.L.A. County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer urged everyone over 16 years old to get vaccinated, including people who have already had and recovered from COVID-19.“Although transmission has been slowed in Los Angeles County, people are still dying every day from COVID-19. If you aren’t vaccinated, your chances of dying from COVID-19 is about 1 in 500. If you get vaccinated, your chances of dying from COVID-19 are less than 1 in a million,” she said.“The more people vaccinated, the less deaths we will suffer,” according to Ferrer. “Even if you had COVID-19 and recovered, you still need to get vaccinated to have more complete and longer-lasting protection.”State public health officials announced 2,411 new infections and 102 fatalities, bringing the pandemic totals to 3,624,838 infections and 59,992 deaths.The statewide average positivity rate over the prior week was recorded at 1.5%, according to CDPH data.As of Thursday, L.A. County accounted for 34% of California’s COVID-19 infections and 40% of the state’s deaths. Top of the News center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News 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. STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

When misconduct leads to an instant dismissal

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Employers need to be sure an employee is guilty of gross misconduct to avoidpaying compensationVery often an employer will need to dispense with the services of anemployee instantly, particularly if the individual is a threat to the business.In cases of fraud or violence, for example, many employers will decide todismiss summarily, without notice.To justify a summary sacking, the behaviour of the employee must amount togross misconduct which the law defines as being so serious as to amount to afundamental breach, and thus a repudiation, of the contract by the employee.It is crucial for the employer to be certain the employee has been guilty ofgross misconduct, otherwise dismissal without notice will be a breach ofcontract, entitling the employee to compensation for lost salary and benefitsduring the notice period. The dismissal is also likely to be unfair, giving theindividual the opportunity to seek compensation for losses beyond the noticeperiod.Good senseA number of recent cases have highlighted the good sense of defining in thecontract of employment what the parties mean by gross misconduct, and thecircumstances in which the employee can expect to be dismissed without notice.This has two main benefits:• It brings certainty: if a university is uncertain whether a teacherentering into a physical relationship with a student would amount to grossmisconduct, it can list this as a summary dismissal offence in the contract.• It enables employers to include conduct that would not normally constitutegross misconduct as conduct justifying summary dismissal in the context oftheir particular business requirements.In Uzoamaka v Conflict and Change Ltd (IRLB, September 1999), the employee’scontract stated that he could be summarily dismissed for behaviour which couldbring his employer, a charity, into disrepute.The Court of Appeal held his summary dismissal for voluntary work, whichinvolved being alone with a teenage girl and which had actually caused nodamage to the reputation of the employer, was lawful as a result of thespecific contractual provision.In Wheatley v Control Techniques (30 September 1999, unreported), Wheatley’scontract stated his employment could be summarily terminated if he engaged inconduct which was materially adverse to the interests of his employer.Employer justifiedThe High Court held the employer was justified in dismissing him withoutnotice for encouraging disaffected employees to leave the company, calling forthe dismissal of fellow directors and taking steps to set up another business,albeit non-competing.The introduction of a materially adverse test meant this test rather thanthe common law test of fundamental breach determined the right of the employerto dismiss Wheatley on the spot rather than give him notice.Under ordinary common law principles neither Uzoamaka’s nor Wheatley’sbehaviour is likely to have been considered as amounting to conductfundamentally inconsistent with their ability to continue to perform theircontractual duties. Hence, without the specific contractual provisions, eachemployer would have been much more vulnerable to a finding of wrongfuldismissal.Defining circumstancesThe High Court and the Court of Appeal specifically affirmed the right ofparties to an employment contract to define the circumstances in which thecontract may be terminated summarily.Summary dismissal clauses may of course still be open to differinginterpretations. What, for instance, is exactly covered by conduct likely tobring the employer into disrepute?However, at the very least such clauses put employers who do wish to dismisssummarily in a stronger bargaining position in severance payment negotiationsthan they would otherwise be.By Alastair Brunker, a solicitor specialising in employment law with Shell International When misconduct leads to an instant dismissalOn 15 Feb 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

We are addicted to property

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » We are addicted to property previous nextHousing MarketWe are addicted to propertySince the Thatcher era, we Brits have become peculiarly obsessed with homeownership – and a new survey proves it.The Negotiator8th April 20160580 Views Ever since Margaret Thatcher declared her belief in a ‘property-owning democracy’ and introduced Right to Buy in 1980, the UK was converted into a nation obsessed with residential properties.Let’s be honest, many of us are preoccupied with our homes and particularly how much they are worth. Just turn on the TV or pick up a newspaper on almost any given day and you will find a story about property prices or mortgages and how they are becoming easier or harder to obtain.A new survey by Direct Line Home Insurance shows that 63 per cent of Britons browse property websites even when they are not looking to buy.Some 2.6 million browse portals like Zoopla or Rightmove at least once a day and 38 per cent admit they checked the price of someone else’s home online in the last year.The most enthusiastic property browsers were in Sheffield where 74 per cent confessed to window shopping for homes followed by 72 per cent in London and 70 per cent in Newcastle.People say that they look at online property portals to keep a check on house prices, look at design trends and also daydream about a future home.“We are a nation of property obsessives with very good reason. Our homes are our castles and becoming a homeowner or even climbing the ladder in the UK is a huge challenge and aspiration for many,” said Katie Lomas, head of Direct Line Home Insurance.“Property sites are a source of information and inspiration and browsing these sites has become something of a past-time for millions of people. The flip side of this trend is that those who list on these sites exhibit their homes and belongings to millions of strangers every day,” she added.Rightmove, which attracted a record 1.3 billion visits to in 2015, remains by far the busiest of the property portals.“Our property stock advantage coupled with our brand strength and innovation have substantially increased our audience size and engagement,” said Nick McKittrick, Chief Executive Officer, Rightmove.property ownership homeownership Margaret Thatcher property-owning democracy Right to Buy April 8, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more