Bet365 to expand Maltese operation amid Brexit uncertainty

first_img Bet365 has confirmed that it is to increase its operational presence in Malta and relocate certain functionality to the country due to ongoing concerns as to how the UK’s exit from the European Union will impact its business in Gibraltar.The online gaming operator has operated with a dual regulatory and licensing strategy position between Malta and Gibraltar for a number of years, but will now switch its focus to the former.Bet365 plans to expand on the existing resources and infrastructure it already has in Malta, with the idea of switching some of its functionality from Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory, to the country. Such plans were first revealed by the operator last May.Confirming the news in a statement issued to iGamingBusiness.com, a Bet365 spokesperson said the operator plans to maintain a presence in Gibraltar, with the “final rationalisation to be determined after we have completed our staff consultation”.“From an operational and technical perspective and given our operating model, it has become increasingly challenging to efficiently run multisite operations and this has necessarily resulted in us conducting a review of our operations,” the statement said.The spokesperson said Bet365, along with many other igaming brands in Europe, continues to operate in a “highly uncertain environment, driven primarily by the continuing Brexit landscape”, and this had a major impact on its decision to expand in Malta.“To assist with business planning and in order to maintain operational effectiveness, we intend to enhance our Maltese operational hub and relocate certain functionality there,” the spokesperson said.“We are now consulting with staff in relation to such relocation. It is intended to maintain a presence in Gibraltar and the final rationalisation will be determined after we have completed our staff consultation.”While Bet365 has declined to comment further on the move at present, it has said it is working closely with all stakeholders on the relocation plans.Bet365 is not the only operator to switch some operations from Gibraltar to Malta as a result of Brexit, with rival William Hill last year also setting out plans to open a new office in the country.Confirmation of the move comes as Theresa May today (May 24) announced that she is to stand down as Prime Minister of the UK on June 7. Strategy Bet365 has confirmed that it is to increase its operational presence in Malta and relocate certain functionality to the country due to ongoing concerns as to how the UK’s exit from the European Union will impact its business in Gibraltar. 24th May 2019 | By contenteditor Email Address Bet365 to expand Maltese operation amid Brexit uncertainty AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Europe Southern Europe Gibraltar Malta Topics: Strategy Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Online Gamblinglast_img read more

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Aluminium Extrusion Industries Plc (ALEX.ng) Q32015 Interim Report

first_imgAluminium Extrusion Industries Plc (ALEX.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Aluminium Extrusion Industries Plc (ALEX.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Aluminium Extrusion Industries Plc (ALEX.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Aluminium Extrusion Industries Plc (ALEX.ng)  2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileAluminium Extrusion Industries Plc (NIGALEX) is a leading manufacturing company in Nigeria producing and marketing extruded aluminium products and coloured and wood products. Products in its extensive range include Cego flyscreens; projected window systems for institutions in the education, government, military and commercial sectors; industrial door systems designed for versatility and performance; partitioning systems with robust wear and tear features; multi-purpose stock extrusions for the maritime, aviation and construction sectors; swing door systems for commercial entrances; sliding window systems with removable operating sashes and bead-glazed; fixed louvres with fabricated railings; special provides available in round bars, T-sections, symmetric and square aluminium frames; curtain walls attached to building structures; AS46 flyscreens and customised fixed casements (windows and doors). NIGALEX has annual capacity of 5 000 tonnes of aluminium extrusion products and produces profiles in a press finish, wood finish, silver and bronze colour palette and modern powder-coated forms. The company has operations in Aba Abuja to serve the eastern and northern regions of Nigeria. Its head office is in Imo State, Nigeria. Aluminium Extrusion Industries Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Fast Eddie needs time to make class tell

first_imgAccording to Jones, England will have a team ready for real international rugby by the end of the Six Nations, which is slightly inconvenient as he has to give them back to their clubs so they can kick the proverbial out of each other. But to get a crop of world-class players will take a little bit longer – even for Jones.For the latest Rugby World magazine subscription offers, click here. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS We haven’t quite worked out if Eddie Jones is putting something in the tea down at Pennyhill Park but whatever he is doing seems to be working as a succession of players tell us how hard they are working, how fit they feel and how everything is sweetness and light after the Rugby World Cup flop.In the last week alone, the Aussie has cottoned onto the fact that England might not be the flavour of the month with the other Six Nations countries, has told us that the match day 23 squad are 30 per cent fitter than they were a month ago, that Elliot Daly is finally ready for Test rugby but England still don’t have any world class players.On call: Elliot Daly will look to reproduce his Wasps form off the England bench. (Photo: Getty Images)The first one is an episode in stating the bleeding obvious but the next two are pretty quick turnarounds. Talk about water into wine and all at express pace thanks to Fast Eddie. For his next trick he will be knocking up lunch using a couple of loaves of bread and few fish but even Jones can’t do anything about injuries. On Wednesday morning Joe Launchbury was fine, by Wednesday tea-time he was out – but he is ticking most of the boxes.The 30 per cent fitness thing I don’t get.  Every rugby player I know spends buckets of time on fitness, chucking tin in the gym and probably not enough time on skills. In 1995 when the game went professional we were told that not having to do a day job would give players more time to recover and work at things like passing, kicking, throwing in at the lineout and all that jazz.Pedal power: Are England really 30 per cent fitter already? (Photo: Getty Images)None of those core skills have improved over the last 21 years but blimey can these boys throw some dumb bells around in the gym. So how Jones has got them 30 per cent fitter in less than a few weeks, if he has, is probably down to training smarter which is not the greatest advert for the Aviva Premiership. Big future: Jones chats to Maro Itoje (left) who gets his first Test start this weekend. (Photo: Getty Images) TAGS: Highlight Eddie Jones has pulled off most of his tricks since pitching up with England but there is one he cannot fast forward. You never know, it could all be bravado, Jones is playing us like a Steve McQueen card-sharp, and he is doing it all to give the players a boost. Daly was not a Test player two weeks ago but he is now, although if he gets on against Ireland on Saturday it will probably be at inside centre. Jones, though, has stopped short of telling us he has any world class players in the squad. That takes time and even Jones can’t conjure up a few top-notchers in a month. There are a few who could get there – Maro Itoje, Daly, Manu Tuilagi, George Ford, Billy Vunipola and Owen Farrell have all been mentioned but no one is there yet.There have been enough good players coming through the Under-20s in recent years that you would like to think one or two of them will turn out to be world-beaters, but not for the minute. Mike Brown broke ranks at the end of the World Cup saying hardly any England players would get in a British & Irish Lions team let alone a World XV and even a month of Jones has not swayed the full-back.Chasing places: Which England players will make it into the Lions tour? (Photo: Getty Images)“I said it at the end of the World Cup and there is no change,” Brown told us on Wednesday. “We have only been together four weeks so my view hasn’t changed on that. Eddie is the boss and he said it, that’s what counts. I said it too but it doesn’t matter what I say.”last_img read more

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Según se avecinan más cortes de agua, la Iglesia se…

first_img Rector Albany, NY Por Lynette Wilson Posted Sep 24, 2015 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Shreveport, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Según se avecinan más cortes de agua, la Iglesia se prepara para encuestar los barrios Los marginados huyen del renacimiento de Detroit Rector Belleville, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Events Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Una pancarta cuelga detrás de la pila bautismal de la iglesia episcopal de San Pedro en Corktown, un barrio que queda al oeste del centro de Detroit. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.[Episcopal News Service – Detroit, Michigan] En un día cualquiera, unos 10.000 residentes de Detroit, ancianas y madres solteras en su mayoría, abren un grifo seco.Es una persistente crisis de agua que ha atraído la atención y la condena internacionales en medio de la cobertura del renacimiento de Detroit que, emerge de la quiebra y de la ruina, como ciudad de inversores, empresarios, artistas e individuos creativos.Durante más de un año, al mismo tiempo que se inauguraban restaurantes de moda, aumentaba la competencia por los áticos y apartamentos del centro, y comenzaba la construcción de una línea de metro —a un costo de $137 millones de una inversión de capital mixto (público y privado)— que se extiende por casi cinco kilómetros a lo largo de la avenida Woodward, los residentes más pobres de la ciudad han venido enfrentando interrupciones en el suministro de agua.“Se trata de una pobreza abyecta, éstas son personas a quienes les han suspendido cupones de alimentos y sus beneficios de bienestar social, ancianos y mujeres con niños”, dijo Lindsay Airey, miembro del personal de la iglesia episcopal de San Pedro [St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Corktown] y voluntaria de Nosotros el Pueblo de Detroit. “De las personas a quienes les distribuimos, al menos el 75 por ciento tienen niños, y el resto probablemente son ancianas.“Llaman a nuestra línea de emergencia y tratamos de ayudarlos hasta que sus casos se resuelvan. Teníamos una mujer, una muchacha de 17 años con un niño, y no volvimos a saber nada más de ella porque la desahuciaron. Estaba en el intento de asistir a la escuela secundaria”.Al fondo del santuario de San Pedro, detrás de la pila bautismal, cuelga una sábana blanca con descoloridas letras negras que dicen: “Puesto de agua de San Pedro”, debajo del cual se encuentran siete galones de agua, dos cartones de 1 galón y un envase de 5 galones, que es todo lo que queda de una donación de 1.500 galones.“Estamos sin agua”, dijo el Rdo. Bill Wylie-Kellermann, pastor encargado de San Pedro, añadiendo que la iglesia ha estado a la espera de una donación de 2.500 a 3.000 galones.San Pedro has servido como puesto de agua, almacenando agua y haciendo entregas semanales a residentes desconectados. Una sola persona podría recibir de 8 a 10 galones a la semana; una familia con dos o tres miembros, de 20 a 25 galones y una familia de siete u ocho miembros, de 35 a 40 galones, dijo Airey, en una conversación con Episcopal News Service en el santuario.“Estamos en una encrucijada”, dijo ella. “No queremos tener que solicitar donaciones corporativas”.Las anteriores donaciones de agua han provenido del Consejo de los Canadienses, una agencia de acción social, y de la Fundación Guarda de los Montes con sede en Virginia Occidental.Históricamente, la iglesia episcopal de San Pedro ha servido de base para programas de justicia social, una tradición que Wylie-Kellermann continúa. Mientras la innovación empresarial y los centros tecnológicos empiezan a aparecer en el centro de la ciudad, San Pedro invirtió en su edificación.“Convertimos el salón parroquial en una colmena de justicia social —y algunas organizaciones sin fines de lucro lo han alquiladlo, esa es la manera en que pagamos la cuenta de la calefacción—, todo tipo de cosas han comenzado allí y han servido para financiar la parroquia”, dijo Wylie-Kellermann, un metodista unido influido por los jesuitas, que ha atendido San Pedro durante ocho años.“En el Caso de Nosotros el Pueblo, recaudamos algún dinero para dárselos a ellos por 18 meses. Si fuéramos a aplicar la tasa del mercado, lo que uno podría hacer en Corktown, estaríamos boyantes” .San Pedro se encuentra en la esquina sudoriental de la intersección de Michigan y Trumbull, diagonalmente opuesto a un solar yermo de 4 hectáreas donde los Tigres de Detroit jugaron durante 90 años. La iglesia está prácticamente en el centro del Corktown, llamado así por los inmigrantes del Condado de Cork que escaparon de Irlanda durante la hambruna de la papa a mediados del siglo XIX. Al igual que el moderno centro de la ciudad, Corktown —un barrio diverso de ingresos mixtos donde viven artistas y residentes de pura cepa— está de moda.“Durante muchos años, nuestros amigos en San Pedro han expresado su preocupación por la justicia social a través de sus acciones”, dijo Rick Schulte, director de comunicaciones de la Diócesis de Michigan. “Esa es una iglesia que abre sus puertas todos los días y sirve a su comunidad de Corktown, y que conoce las necesidades y problemas que son importantes para todos los que llaman a San Pedro su hogar. Su capacidad de movilizarse y de responder a una necesidad, a una situación siempre ha sido impresionante”.Antes de convertirse en pastor encargado, Wylie-Kellermann fue guardián del orden en el comedor de pobres de San Pedro, mientras viajaba a Chicago para dirigir un ministerio urbano del SCUPE, o Consorcio del Seminario para la Educación Pastoral Urbana. Su esposa, la difunta Jeanie Wylie, hija del desaparecido Samuel J. Wylie, obispo de Michigan Septentrional [Norte], fue en un tiempo editor de The Witness, una revista episcopal progresista que cerró en 2006.Arrestado más de 50 veces por desobediencia civil, Wylie-Kellermann se encontraba entre las ocho personas que arrestaron en julio de 2014 mientras intentaban bloquear las puertas de la compañía privada de camiones contratada para llegar a cabo las desconexiones del agua.Desde el asiento trasero de un auto patrullero de la policía, Wylie-Kellermann le dijo a Detroit Free Press, “Estamos aquí para apelar a los trabajadores que cesen de desconectar el agua”.Durante una entrevista junto a un café y un tazón de chili Motor City en Onassis Coney Island, de la acera de enfrente a la iglesia por la avenida Trumbull, Wylie-Kellermann, hijo de un predicador, contó el relato de un día de verano de 1967, el año en que él se graduó de la antigua Escuela Secundaria Cooley.“En julio, yo estaba en el noroeste de Detroit y me acuerdo de haber mirado hacia Grand River —tengo la sensación de que estaba de pie en medio de la calle, aunque no sé si eso puede ser cierto— y veía el humo que ascendía de la ciudad”, dijo, añadiendo que él había escrito su trabajo trimestral de cuarto año sobre desobediencia civil.“Yo estaba leyendo la Carta desde una cárcel de Birmingham, [escrita] en esa primavera, en abril, y el Dr. King estaba en la iglesia de Riverside, y eso es lo que yo estaba leyendo mientras ascendía el humo.“La otra persona a quien estaba leyendo era a [William] Stringfellow —él escribió un libro para adolescentes llamado En lugar de la muerte [Instead of Death]. Entre Stringfellow y Martin Luther King, entendí de alguna manera que era una rebelión in situ. Y mi vocación al ministerio pastoral pasa por eso, yo vi el humo y mi corazón quedó de alguna manera traspasado”, afirmó, aclarándose la garganta. “Siento que tengo una vocación basada en un lugar. Detroit es inseparable de mi llamado, un poco como los monjes que hacen un voto de estabilidad”.En 1967, los residentes de Detroit se sublevaron contra las altas tasas de desempleo en la comunidad afroamericana, las escuelas y las viviendas segregadas, en lo que algunos llaman una “revuelta” y otros una “rebelión”. En las décadas transcurridas desde entonces, la población blanca de la ciudad emigró para los suburbios y la base industrial de la ciudad siguió el rumbo del resto del llamado “Cinturón del Óxido”.Al preguntarle si se sorprendía de la crisis de agua de Detroit, en que nada se resuelve pese a la amplia cobertura y crítica de la prensa, Wylie-Kellermann respondió: “Cierto, es un hueso duro de roer”.Sin embargo, algunos dicen que se trata de una crisis de agua que presagia una lucha más extensa por el derecho al agua que ya se ha extendido a Baltimore, Maryland.En Detroit, la crisis se remonta a 2005, cuando el Departamento de Acueducto y Alcantarillado de la ciudad comenzó desconexiones del servicio hidráulico a gran escala que afectó a 10.000 consumidores que estaban atrasados o que no podían pagar sus facturas del agua. En ese tiempo, se propuso un plan de tasa costeable, pero nunca llegó a aprobarse. A lo largo de los próximos 10 años, el costo del agua en la ciudad ha aumentado en un 119 por ciento. Para la primavera y el verano de 2014, la desconexión del servicio del agua alcanzó un ritmo de 3.000 viviendas por semana, hasta alcanzar un total de 30.000O unidades.En julio de 2014, más de 1.000 personas con camisetas y carteles que decían “el agua es un derecho humano” se reunieron en el centro de Detroit para protestar por las desconexiones.En ese tiempo, el Wall Street Journal informó que 80,000 cuentas residenciales atrasadas debían $43 millones, siendo la factura de deuda promedio de $540.Los residentes que se han retrasado dos meses en el pago de cuentas del agua han suscrito planes de pago sólo para encontrarse incurriendo en nuevos atrasos; otros residentes han hallado un modo de existir sin agua, dependiendo de los vecinos, de los puestos y repartos de agua, mudándose con otros miembros de la familia o yéndose definitivamente de Detroit, dijo Airey.“Muchísimas personas pierden sus hogares finalmente porque esto (las facturas del agua) se agregan a los impuestos. Luego, con la línea directa, los conectamos al servicio de emergencia del agua, pero también los ayudamos a hacerse camino en los programas de ayuda que existen allí”, explicó Airey, que calcula que unas 500 personas han llamado a la línea directa.El cuarenta por ciento de los 700.000 residentes de Detroit viven por debajo del nivel de la pobreza. La ciudad fue en un tiempo la cuarta del país en número de habitantes, pero desde la década del 50 ha perdido más del 60 por ciento de sus vecinos. Fuera del núcleo de la zona del centro, 362 kilómetros cuadrados de Detroit es sitio de fábricas, bancos, tiendas y viviendas —a veces cuadras y cuadras de casas— abandonadas, y casi un tercio de ese espacio son solares yermos.“Detroit solía ser una ciudad de 2 millones de habitantes y ahora tiene 700.000. Por consiguiente, desde un punto de vista, tenemos esta infraestructura dispersa —¿cómo vamos a reorganizar a la gente?— y la manera en que el municipio ha decido hacerlo es privilegiar a ciertos barrios con recursos y servicios, y desconectar a los demás”, dijo Wylie-Kelleermann.Airey y otros afiliados a la iglesia y a Nosotros el Pueblo de Detroit se preparan de nuevo para hacer una encuesta por barrios, una campaña de ir casa por casa para identificar las familias sin agua. Otros sondeos previos han revelado la vergüenza de los residentes.“La campaña de puerta en puerta nos dice que las personas se sienten avergonzadas, y se han autosilenciado”, dijo ella. “Se han creído lo que dicen los medios de prensa de que es su culpa y que deben pagar sus cuentas. Recuerdo cuando estaba haciendo esta encuesta en el otoño (2014) de personas que habían marcado líneas azules en sus aceras, y algunas nos dirían: ‘oh, no, a nosotros no nos han cortado el agua, pagamos nuestras cuentas’ —luego, eso forma parte de la batalla”.“El constante estribillo de Monica es: ‘no es nuestra culpa, pero es nuestra lucha’. Lograr que la gente llegue a creer eso es la parte más difícil”.“Monica” es Monica Lewis-Patrick, la cofundadora de Nosotros el Pueblo de Detroit, una activista y organizadora comunitaria que ha participado en la lucha por el agua de Detroit desde el principio.Cuando Nosotros el Pueblo se creó en 2008 como un movimiento de base al objeto de capacitar y movilizar a los residentes de Detroit para mejorar su calidad de vida, recibió ayuda de la Iglesia Presbiteriana EUA.Un año después, un administrador de emergencia nombrado por el estado asumió las operaciones diarias del municipio y nueve meses más tarde Detroit se convirtió en el mayor municipio en la historia de EE.UU. en declararse en quiebra. En marzo de 2014, el Departamento de Acueducto y Alcantarillado de Detroit adoptó “una estrategia más agresiva para el cobro de deudas”, método que las Naciones Unidas denunció como una violación de los derechos humanos internacionales.El 10 de diciembre de 2014, cuando Detroit salió formalmente de la protección de la quiebra, su alcalde, en una conferencia de prensa en la que estaban representados los principales medios de difusión, incluido The New York Times, planteó una pregunta difícil: “¿Cómo uno brinda servicios en una ciudad donde la tasa de desempleo es el doble de la tasa promedio del estado, y donde hemos logrado reconstruir el sistema de acueducto y un sistema de autobuses y un sistema de computadoras y un sistema financiero?”, preguntó el alcalde Mike Duggan. “Todo ello va a ser un reto”.El 21 de julio de 2015, el Concejo Municipal de Detroit aprobó aumentar las tarifas de agua en un 7,5 por ciento.– Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. 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Three skilful tries from Rugby World Cup 2003

first_imgFriday Oct 8, 2010 Three skilful tries from Rugby World Cup 2003 There’s 335 days left till the 2011 World Cup kicks off in New Zealand so over the course of the next year, Rugbydump will be featuring random matches, incidents, and other clips that aren’t already in the archive as a lead up to the tournament.Today we’ve got this video that’s been put together by the official Rugby World Cup website as it features three of the best tries from the 2003 tournament in Australia.The first of the three tries featured is a personal favourite as Norman Ligairi of Fiji, now with La Rochelle in France, who pulled off an incredible pick up at high speed on the way to the tryline against Japan.The next is Joe Rokocoko crossing against the Springboks after King Carlos Spencer – currently doing a great job as assistant coach at the Lions in the Currie Cup – worked his magic with the through-the-legs ball close to the line.One of the best tries scored in World Cup rugby is saved for last as Shane Williams set up Stephen Jones for a try out of the top drawer against England. 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Judge rules that press court, not criminal court, should hear “spying” case

first_img August 8, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Judge rules that press court, not criminal court, should hear “spying” case Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom Receive email alerts Editor still unable to return to Bolivia after six months in exile BoliviaAmericas A La Paz court has ruled on 5 August that the government’s “spying” case against La Razón reporter Ricardo Aguilar and the newspaper’s editor, Claudia Benavente, should be heard by a press court and not a criminal court, as the prosecutor-general wanted.Ruling in favour of Aguilar and Benavente, presiding judge Virginia Crespo said she was taking account of Bolivia’s constitutional provisions, its press law and the international conventions it has ratified.The decision was greeting enthusiastically by the many journalists and civil society representatives in the court, who see it as a good precedent for freedom of information. Prosecutor Héctor Acre said he would not appeal.“We hail the judges’ decision to refer the La Razón case to the press court,” said Camille Soulier, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk. “It shows the authorities that they are not above the law as regards press offences. But it is just a first step and we still demand the withdrawal of all charges against La Razón’s journalists.”The authorities accuse Aguilar and Benavente of revealing state secrets in an article in the newspaper’s Animal Político supplement on 13 April about the complaint that land-locked Bolivia recently brought against Chile before the International Court of Justice in The Hague in an attempt to recover access to the Pacific Ocean.The prosecutor-general charged Aguilar with “espionage” and Benavente with “complicity” on 22 April. Then, on 7 May, a court ordered Aguilar to reveal his sources for the report within five days.La Razón’s lawyer responded by filing a counter-motion against the judge in charge of the case, Jhonny Machicado, and prosecutor Facundo Coronel, accusing them of incompetence. Bolivia is ranked 94th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. February 1, 2018 Find out more Help by sharing this information News News to go furthercenter_img Organisation News News BoliviaAmericas Follow the news on Bolivia Bolivian journalist hounded after accusing boss of sexual harassment RSF_en June 12, 2020 Find out more November 18, 2016 Find out morelast_img read more

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Aargoya Setu Installation Not Mandatory For Travel By Air, Rail : Centre Tells Karnataka HC

first_imgNews UpdatesAargoya Setu Installation Not Mandatory For Travel By Air, Rail : Centre Tells Karnataka HC Mustafa Plumber12 Jun 2020 4:10 AMShare This – xThe Central Government on Friday clarified to the Karnataka High Court that it is not mandatory for a person wishing to travel by Air or Rail to install the Aarogya Setu application on mobile phone and that its use was voluntary. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice E S Indiresh was informed by Additional Solicitor General (AGS) M B Nargund that :”A person can travel…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Central Government on Friday clarified to the Karnataka High Court that it is not mandatory for a person wishing to travel by Air or Rail to install the Aarogya Setu application on  mobile phone and that its use was voluntary. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice E S Indiresh was informed by Additional Solicitor General (AGS) M B Nargund that :”A person can travel by Air without having downloaded the Aarogya Setu app and the same thing applies for travel by railways. A self declaration though will have to be given by the passenger. It is advisable to download the Aarogya setu application. If they (passengers) want to have it have it ;if they don’t want to have don’t have it.” The statement was made during the hearing of a petition filed by cyber security activist, Anivar A Aravind.  The court in its order recorded that :”As stated by the Additional Solicitor General, even if a passenger wishes to travel by Air and has not downloaded Aaarogya Setu application, he can travel by filing a self declaration as provided. Therefore it is not mandatory for a citizen to provide evidence of downloading the Aarogya Setu application as a condition for air travel. The guidelines making it mandatory for passengers has been amended by providing that it is advisable to download the application before commencing rail journey. This makes it clear that a person who wishes to travel by will be permitted to travel though he has not downloaded the application.” The bench while posting the matter for further hearing to July 10 has directed the state and the central government to file its statement of objections on the larger issues raised in the petition they are: Whether the Central and State Governments can make use of the Aarogya Setu application mandatory as a condition for accessing all public offices. Is the action of the Central government introducing the application supported by law?. Chief Justice Oka said these issues will have to be gone into.   Senior advocate Colin Gonsalves, appearing for the petitioner, submitted that the National Directives for Covid Management, which makes the use of the app as mandatory for all employees both public and private, is in violation of Fundamental Rights, guaranteed under Articles 14, 19 and 21 of the Constitution of India. The petitioner submitted that many countries across the world launched mobile apps for contact tracing of persons who test positive for COVID-19. The applications are voluntary and most of these applications across the world use only Bluetooth and do not not access the location of the user. However, the application launched on April 2, by the National Informatics Centre for contact tracing and which has been downloaded more than 100 million times by users, has been using location service and bluetooth to track users. The petitioner also argued that the Data Access Protocol for Aarogya Setu notified by the Chairperson of the Empowered Group on Technology and Data Management on May 11 has no force of law and that this protocol cannot be an excuse to mandate the use of Aarogya setu app without any enabling law. The app has been collecting excessive data and this goes against the principles of data minimization and purpose limitation as enshrined in ‘Puttaswamy Judgement’, contended the petitioner.  Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Plea Against NLSIU’ Admission Test [NLAT 2020] Live-Updates From Jharkhand HC

first_imgNews UpdatesPlea Against NLSIU’ Admission Test [NLAT 2020] Live-Updates From Jharkhand HC LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK10 Sep 2020 12:52 AMShare This – xJJharkhand High Court Judge Justice Rajesh Shankar is hearing a writ petition challenging the decision of the National Law University Bangalore to hold a separate test for admission to five year B.A LL.B(Hons) course for the academic year 2020-21.The petition has been filed by 5 CLAT aspirants from Jharkhand, stating that NLSIU’s decision to withdraw from CLAT and to hold a…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?LoginJJharkhand High Court Judge Justice Rajesh Shankar is hearing a writ petition  challenging the decision of the National Law University Bangalore to hold a separate test for admission to five year B.A LL.B(Hons) course for the academic year 2020-21.The petition has been filed by 5 CLAT aspirants from Jharkhand, stating that NLSIU’s decision to withdraw from CLAT and to hold a separate examination, despite being a “permanent member” of the NLU Consortium, is unlawful and arbitrary.Live Updates 10 Sep 2020 1:40 AMOn the issue of jurisdiction of the High Court, given the PAN India ramifications of the exam, Justice Shankar posts the matter for orders tomorrow.10 Sep 2020 1:38 AMPoovayya: We have taken care of that as well. Any students who gets logged out for a few minutes, students will not be removed from the examination.10 Sep 2020 1:36 AMautam: Internet glitches, what about that. They say they are not responsibleJustice Shankar: We are all heading towards conducting online exams and systems thanks to covid 19. I cannot pass an order for futuristic mishap.10 Sep 2020 1:35 AMJustice Shankar: The decision to take a separate NLAT taken for this year or will be done every year?Poovayya: For this year. After academic year starts, Executive council will sit and take a decision.10 Sep 2020 1:34 AMPoovayya: Some lawyers have been kind enough to give their chambers for conduct exams to students.Gautam: How will that maintain the standards? The testing can get heavily compromised.10 Sep 2020 1:31 AMJustice Shankar: I just want to know if students of Jharkhand have any difficulty.Poovayya: Centres for equipping students there. One in Jharkhand.If any difficulty by any batch of students, assure my lord that it will be taken care of10 Sep 2020 1:30 AMJustice Shankr: I am seeing Live Law’s article. I am not interested to know anyones opinion. Tell me what your difficulty is.10 Sep 2020 1:29 AMGautam mentions Prof. Faizan Mustafa ‘s Article published in LIVELAW10 Sep 2020 1:28 AMWhat real difficulty are you facing? Justice Shankar asks the Petitioners’ counsel.10 Sep 2020 1:25 AMPoovayya says that if the academic year is not allowed to commence on the dates decided, it will deprive students from pursuing law from the premier institution.>Load MoreSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Eurotunnel deal is double-edged

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Eurotunnel deal is double-edgedOn 17 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. A union recognition deal at Eurotunnel signed in June replaced a cavalier management attitude towards involving staff in decision-making, HR director Mark O’Connell told delegates.“What is absolutely clear is that in the history of Eurotunnel, managers developed a slightly cavalier attitude to employee consultation and [staff] were experiencing a sense of frustration that they were not having the input they wanted.”A subsequent survey of staff revealed more than half favoured a union recognition deal and discussions were started with four unions.O’Connell described the deal with the Transport and General Workers’ Union as a positive move but told delegates that it also created problems.The agreement, which gives the T&G exclusive negotiating rights to collectively represent staff, angered the rail union Aslef.It has also created a second consultation mechanism running alongside the existing non-union arrangements, which line managers find a burden.O’Connell explained that when Eurotunnel began commercial operations in 1994 there was enormous commitment and enthusiasm among employees for what they felt was an extraordinary project.“By 1998 I think the enthusiasm gave way to normal issues and we found staff were changing their views about what the company should be doing for them.O’Connell said the agreement with the T&G allows other unions to represent their members on individual matters. Aslef, however, remains unhappy at being excluded on a collective basis from representing members working in a rail business.He added, “We have worked hard to arrive where we are today. Line managers do see the parallel consultation process as a burden and I have had to be honest and say to them that I don’t have the perfect solution. “Hopefully, over time, the two processes will be reduced to just one, but at the moment I can’t see another way.” last_img read more

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Manhattan retail rents hit new lows

first_imgMessage* Retail rents in Manhattan hit new lows at the end of 2020, but prices have been dropping steadily for the past five years. (Getty; iStock)The coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly taken a huge toll on Manhattan’s retail sector, leading to stores closing and rents dropping along even the most posh shopping corridors. But those problems were in place well before the pandemic took hold, according to a new report from the Real Estate Board of New York.In the fall of 2020, all 17 of the Manhattan retail corridors that REBNY tracks saw their average asking rents drop from the same time last year, with those decreases ranging from 1 to 25 percent. Eight of the retail regions tracked — Soho, Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue among them — saw the lowest asking rents in at least a decade.The strip of Broadway between Houston and Broome streets saw the biggest decline: Asking rents dropped to $367 per square foot, a whopping 25 percent decrease over the same period in 2019. That is the lowest the rent has been since 2006, according to the report.On Fifth Avenue, the average asking rent hit $271 per square foot, a 22 percent year-over-year decline. And Madison Avenue saw asking rents drop to $784 per square foot, a 13 percent decline.Read more1 of every 7 chain stores in NYC closed this yearThese 10 retailers plan the largest expansionsInside the plight of a small retail landlord “Historic declines in rent across Manhattan’s most prominent retail corridors show just how much the market has adjusted amid the unprecedented impacts of the Covid-19 crisis,” REBNY president James Whelan said in a statement.But while the pandemic accelerated the trend, rents have been falling progressively over the past five years, according to the report.On Bleecker Street, the average asking rent has declined 46 percent since 2015, from $468 to $252. The drop was even more striking along 57th Street, where asking rents dropped 61 percent — from $1,600 in 2015 to just $633 in 2020.Available retail space is also on the rise, with 11 corridors seeing increases in availability ranging from 6 to 67 percent.Broadway between Battery Park and Chambers Street, for example, had 28 available spaces. Madison Avenue had 55. (The latter’s business improvement district recently developed a blueprint to transform those vacant storefronts into pop-ups.)And it’s unlikely that chain stores will take over those vacant spaces. More than 1,000 chains across New York City — nearly one out of every seven that were open the same time last year — have closed their doors over the past 12 months, according to a recent report by the Center for an Urban Future.But as rents fell and chain stores’ growth flatlined, the complaints diminished a bit, and long-running efforts to impose commercial rent control did not come to fruition.Contact Sasha Jones Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Email Address*center_img Full Name* Share via Shortlink TagsFifth Avenue RetailManhattanRetailRetail Real Estatelast_img read more

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