Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited (ZIMP.zw) 2006 Annual Report

first_imgZimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited (ZIMP.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited (ZIMP.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited (ZIMP.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited (ZIMP.zw)  2006 annual report.Company ProfileZimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited is the oldest publishing house and commercial printer in Zimbabwe with interests in print media, broadcasting and digital publishing. Known as ZimPapers, the company is the proprietor of Zimbabwe’s leading national and regional newspapers which includes nine newspaper titles, two magazines and one regional newspaper which is a joint venture with a Namibian publisher. Well-known newspapers in its product offering include The Herald, Chronicle, H-Metro and The Manica Post, aswell as two Sunday newspapers; The Sunday Mail and The Sunday News. Zimbabwe Newspapers has ventured into magazine and digital publishing with BH24 which is a prime daily business bulletin targeted at top business executives; and ZimTravel covers tourism in Zimbabwe and the rest of Africa. A corporate printing division produces books, labels, security documents, diaries and calendars, and an origination service. Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

2020 stock market crash: 2 dirt-cheap UK shares I think are STILL too cheap to miss

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Royston Wild | Thursday, 19th November, 2020 | More on: BGEO PRU Image source: Getty Images UK share markets have received a serious pick-up in recent days. Buoyed by positive news on the coronavirus vaccines front the FTSE 100, for instance, has rocketed 15% since the beginning of November.It’s possible that UK share prices could continue soaring for the remainder of the year too. Fresh testing of Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine contender that suggests a 95% protection rate helped British stocks gain more ground on Wednesday. It’s expected a slew of more positive updates on the hunt for a vaccine will be forthcoming in the days and weeks ahead.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Brilliant bargainsSure, UK share prices have recovered plenty of ground so far in November. But there remain plenty of top-quality stocks that continue to trade far too cheaply following the 2020 stock market crash. The FTSE 100 for instance remains a good 1,000 points off the 7,500-odd it was trading at on January 1.This means the landscape is still ripe for long-term investors to go out and grab a bargain. I could make a mint with my Stocks and Shares ISA as these oversold stocks rebound in value during the economic recovery.A UK share with 6% dividend yieldsBank of Georgia Group (LSE: BGEO) is one UK share I’m considering adding to my Stocks and Shares ISA today. At current prices it trades on a bargain-basement price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 5 times for 2021, reflecting City predictions that earnings will rebound 88% next year.But this isn’t the only reason the banking giant is such a top value buy. Right now, the small-cap sports an enormous 6% dividend yield for next year too. Bank of Georgia has said the Eurasian nation’s economy has already begun rebounding and performed better than expected in quarter three. I reckon this UK share’s a great way to play the recovery too, helped by its huge ongoing investment in marketing and digital banking. The number of mobile transactions rocketed 29% in the third quarter from the prior three-month period.One of my FTSE 100 favouritesPrudential (LSE: PRU) is another top UK share I’d buy for 2021. I already own this particular FTSE 100 stock in my Stocks and Shares ISA. However, its colossal share price fall this year would encourage me to buy some more. It trades on a P/E ratio of 9 times for next year because annual earnings are expected to rebound 7%. Prudential offers an inflation-beating 1.4% which provides an added sweetener.Life insurance demand is often one of the fastest things to recover when economic conditions improve. However, this isn’t the chief reason why I’d buy this UK share right now.I’d load up on Asia-focussed Prudential as financial product demand in emerging markets in particular is about to seriously take off. And this FTSE 100 stock has the brand power and the scale to ride this trend to its fullest. Swiss Re reckons developing market premiums will double through to 2029, with China becoming the world’s largest market by the middle of the 2030s. I reckon this UK share could make me seriously rich. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Royston Wild Royston Wild owns shares of Prudential. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Prudential. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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Kalim Beach House / design Qua

first_imgCopyAbout this officedesign quaOffice•••ProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookTambon PatongThailandPublished on December 18, 2019Cite: “Kalim Beach House / design Qua” 17 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save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 Architects: design qua Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/930376/kalim-beach-house-design-qua Clipboard Design Team:Titinart Thumchuchaorat, Tawiporn Thawornjaturawat, Chalakorn Pattanaponganun, Phunnara PrachuabmohLighting Designer:Chotima PhotjananuwatStructural And Mep Engineering:Power Plus EngineerStructural Engineering:Power Plus EngineerMep Engineering:Power Plus EngineerCity:Tambon PatongCountry:ThailandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Levi WellsText description provided by the architects. The site of the Kalim Beach House is on a hill with a 180-degree view of Kalim Bay. It was a challenging narrow and vertical site that had to fit a lot of “house” on it. The house is approached from the top level into a vertical courtyard with a grand staircase that leads users into the living and pool level below.Save this picture!© Levi WellsThe house has 4 bedrooms, a large shared living/dining space, and a curved pool. Everything is contained within 2 large board-form concrete walls. The building’s main focal point is a vertical courtyard that keeps the surrounding spaces cool and ventilated. Given the spectacular bay views, the building is west-facing to take full advantage of the beautiful Andaman sunsets.Save this picture!© Levi WellsSave this picture!Lower Floor PlanSave this picture!© Levi WellsSave this picture!© Levi WellsTo shade from the strong tropical sun and for added privacy, huge sliding bamboo screens are installed in front of all the upper floor bedrooms. Bamboo is used throughout the house for sun-screening -both vertically and horizontally. The living level is where a large infinity-edged swimming pool extends out into the horizon like a giant circular mirror that reflects the sky while echoing the gentle curve of the baySave this picture!© Levi WellsSave this picture!Longitudinal SectionSave this picture!© Levi WellsProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Gut’s Coffee / Hidenori Tsuboi ArchitectsSelected ProjectsThe Protagonist Café & Bar / Cumulus StudioSelected Projects Share Year:  Kalim Beach House / design QuaSave this projectSaveKalim Beach House / design Qua Kalim Beach House / design Qua Thailand Save this picture!© Levi Wells+ 20Curated by Paula Pintos Share Photographs:  Levi Wells Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/930376/kalim-beach-house-design-qua Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•Tambon Patong, Thailand 2019 Lead Architects: “COPY” ArchDaily Projects Area:  700 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Malina Palasthira & John Erskine Manufacturers: Paint Effex, Sun Paradise Houses Photographslast_img read more

Fort Worth businessman donates full first-year tuition for TCU medical school students

first_imgFacebook Twitter Paul Dorman. (Photo courtesy of TCU.) Welcome TCU Class of 2025 ReddIt printA donor will provide full first-year tuition to the inaugural class of M.D. students at the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, set to open in July 2019.The pharmaceutical executive, business investor and entrepreneur Paul Dorman’s donation will benefit 60 students, who will be known as Dorman Scholars.“I understand the need for exceptionally trained physicians, and I believe the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine team is creating the right formula to prepare students to practice medicine in the future,” Dorman said in a statement. “This school will change the medical and economic landscape of our community, and I can’t wait to meet the students who will make up the first class.”Stuart D. Flynn, founding dean of the medical school said in a statement he is thankful for the generous gift and the support of the community.“I’m so grateful and humbled by Mr. Dorman’s generous gift,” Flynn said. “This community continues to amaze and impress me with its generosity and strong support for this school of medicine and Mr. Dorman’s gift wonderfully exemplifies this.”The H. Paul Dorman Charter Scholarship’s exact amount has not been disclosed, but Flynn previously said the cost of tuition would be the median of private school tuition –$50,000 a year. That would make the donation at least a $3 million dollar gift.The school will begin accepting applications in the Fall of 2018 and has set aside 20 seats for TCU students in the inaugural class. Be sure to check back for more updates as this story develops  Linkedin SGA holds student memorial to honor lives of four students Facebook Linkedin + posts Update: No forced entry in TCC student’s homicide Ryder Buttry TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Ryder Buttryhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ryder-buttry/ Twitter ReddIt Ryder Buttryhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ryder-buttry/ TCU steps up efforts to promote financial literacy with new additions to Money Week Ryder Buttryhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ryder-buttry/ Previous articleCelebrity Dish (Ep. 20 – Justin Bieber, Coachella and more)Next articleEquestrian upsets No. 1 Baylor, swept by Texas A&M at NCEA Championships Ryder Buttry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Ryder Buttryhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ryder-buttry/ National trends show women marry later, some college students defy the statslast_img read more

2016 World Press Freedom Index ­– leaders paranoid about journalists

first_imgNews Organisation Most of the movement in the World Press Freedom Index unveiled today by Reporters Without Borders is indicative of a climate of fear and tension combined with increasing control over newsrooms by governments and private-sector interests. Reports and statistics Reports and statistics RSF_en center_img Help by sharing this information April 20, 2016 – Updated on May 1, 2016 2016 World Press Freedom Index ­– leaders paranoid about journalists Читать по-русски / Read in RussianThe 2016 World Press Freedom Index reflects the intensity of the attacks on journalistic freedom and independence by governments, ideologies and private-sector interests during the past year. 180countries rankedaccording to the freedom allowed to journalistsSeen as a benchmark throughout the world, the Index ranks 180 countries according to the freedom allowed journalists. It also includes indicators of the level of media freedom violations in each region. These show that Europe (with 19.8 points) still has the freest media, followed distantly by Africa (36.9), which for the first time overtook the Americas (37.1), a region where violence against journalists is on the rise. Asia (43.8) and Eastern Europe/Central Asia (48.4) follow, while North Africa/Middle East (50.8) is still the region where journalists are most subjected to constraints of every kind.Three north European countries head the rankings. They are Finland (ranked 1st, the position it has held since 2010), Netherlands (2nd, up 2 places) and Norway (3rd, down 1). The countries that rose most in the Index include Tunisia (96th, up 30), thanks to a decline in violence and legal proceedings, and Ukraine (107th, up 22), where the conflict in the east of the country abated.The countries that fell farthest include Poland (47th, down 29), where the ultra-conservative government seized control of the public media, and (much farther down) Tajikistan, which plunged 34 places to 150th as a result of the regime’s growing authoritarianism. The Sultanate of Brunei (155th, down 34) suffered a similar fall because gradual introduction of the Sharia and threats of blasphemy charges have fuelled self-censorship. Burundi (156th, down 11) fell because of the violence against journalists resulting from President Pierre Nkurunziza’s contested reelection for a third term. The same “infernal trio” are in the last three positions: Turkmenistan (178th), North Korea (179th) and Eritrea (180th).“It is unfortunately clear that many of the world’s leaders are developing a form of paranoia about legitimate journalism,”RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire“The climate of fear results in a growing aversion to debate and pluralism, a clampdown on the media by ever more authoritarian and oppressive governments, and reporting in the privately-owned media that is increasingly shaped by personal interests. Journalism worthy of the name must be defended against the increase in propaganda and media content that is made to order or sponsored by vested interests. Guaranteeing the public’s right to independent and reliable news and information is essential if humankind’s problems, both local and global, are to be solved.”Published annually by RSF since 2002, the World Press Freedom Index is an important advocacy tool based on the principle of emulation between states. Because it is now so well known, its influence over the media, governments and international organizations is growing.The Index is based on an evaluation of media freedom that measures pluralism, media independence, the quality of the legal framework and the safety of journalists in 180 countries. It is compiled by means of a questionnaire in 20 languages that is completed by experts all over the world. This qualitative analysis is combined with quantitative data on abuses and acts of violence against journalists during the period evaluated.The Index is not an indicator of the quality of the journalism in each country, nor does it rank public policies even if governments obviously have a major impact on their country’s ranking.Find out moreA sophisticated methodologyTo compile the Index, a sophisticated and rigorous methodology is used. It is based on scores calculated from a series of indicators.A general declineThe global indicator and the regional indicators show that there has been a deep and disturbing decline in respect for media freedom throughout the world.Focus on the regionsAfrica’s journalists, victims of terrorism, armed conflict and election crisesReporting constrained by terror in the Middle East and North AfricaJournalism under the gun and club in the AmericasA nice postcard from the Pacific, but not AsiaAnother turn of the screw in the post-Soviet regionEurope threatened by demons, its own and the world’s Related documents Всемирный Индекс свободы прессы 2016PDF – 108.11 KB last_img read more

Cybercafés owners forced to turn in customers

first_img Follow the news on Belarus BelarusEurope – Central Asia —————Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts News to go further News Organisation News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown BelarusEurope – Central Asia News “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” May 27, 2021 Find out more February 16, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cybercafés owners forced to turn in customers Reporters Without Borders condemned a decree adopted by the council of ministers which forces owners of cybercafés and Internet clubs to report Internet-users looking at illegal websites to the police.The new law, approved on 10 February 2007, also obliges proprietors to record the last year of Internet navigation on their computers.“On the pretext of wanting to monitor pornographic or violent websites, the Belarus authorities are really seeking to censor opposition websites and independent media” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“The decree will force cybercafé proprietors to turn themselves into police officers. Internet-users will be pushed into self-censorship and none of them will dare to go on to websites which displease the authorities.”“Moreover, since the state already has a monopoly on Internet access, through the company Beltelekom, cybercafés were the last resort of anyone wanting to post critical news without risk of arrest,” the organisation added.The government said the step was needed to fight Internet crime, but in Belarus criticising President Alexander Lukashenko or other members of the government is considered a serious offence punishable by a prison sentence. Internet-users have to present ID when they go to a cybercafé.Information Minister, Uladzimir Rusakievich, said on 31 January 2007, that an Internet law was being drafted. “We do not want to prevent the development of the Internet, but it is our duty to innovate in this field,” he said.Belarus is on Reporters Without Borders’ list of the 13 enemies of the Internet June 2, 2021 Find out more May 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en last_img read more

We Hope And Trust That The Appointments To NCDRC Shall Be Made Soon: SC Extends Term Of NCDRC Member By One Month [Read Order]

first_imgTop StoriesWe Hope And Trust That The Appointments To NCDRC Shall Be Made Soon: SC Extends Term Of NCDRC Member By One Month [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK2 Sep 2020 10:29 PMShare This – xWe hope and trust that the appointments to NCDRC shall be made soon, said the Supreme Court while extending term of a a Member of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) for one month.NCDRC Member Prem Narayan was due to retire on 30.8.2020 on completion of his term. He had filed a miscellaneous application in a writ petition [Kudrat Sandhu vs Union Of India] titled…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?LoginWe hope and trust that the appointments to NCDRC shall be made soon, said the Supreme Court while extending term of a a Member of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) for one month.NCDRC Member Prem Narayan was due to retire on 30.8.2020 on completion of his term. He had filed a miscellaneous application in a writ petition [Kudrat Sandhu vs Union Of India] titled seeking extension of his term till the regular appointments are made. The said writ petition was disposed of by the Constitution Bench by upholding the constitutional validity of Section 184 of the Finance Act 2017, which empowers the Central Government to frame rules relating to appointment and service conditions of members of various tribunals. The court had also struck down the Rules already framed by the Central Government under Section 184, and directed the formulation of new rules. It was also directed that the appointments of members of the tribunals should be carried out as per their respective parent Acts till the Centre comes up with new rules under Section 184. When this application came up before the bench headed by Justice L. Nageswara Rao, the Attorney General for India submitted that the recommendations made by the Selection Committee are under consideration of Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC).”The finalisation of the selections and appointments of members of NCDRC does not brook further delay. We hope and trust that the appointments to NCDRC shall be made soon.”, the bench, also comprising Justices Hemant Gupta and S. Ravindra Bhat, observed while extending the term of the NCDRC member.Click Here To Download OrderRead Order 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

LSAT—India 2021 Online Entrance Test Advanced to 29 May

first_imgNews UpdatesLSAT—India 2021 Online Entrance Test Advanced to 29 May LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK27 April 2021 4:36 AMShare This – xIn the light of class 12 board exams getting postponed, the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) has advanced the date for conducting LSAT—India Test. The AI-Enabled and Remote-Proctored LSAT—India Entrance Test shall be held during 29th May to 2nd June, 2021. This decision will help various law schools that use LSAT score for admission, including the Jindal Global Law School, to complete the admissions process in the month of June itself.Advertisement The last date to apply for the entrance test is 14th May, 2021. Interested students may register at LSAT—India official website: www.discoverlaw.in LSAC informed the students that, “Due to uncertainty of the date for the Board exam, which will not be announced until at least June 1, LSAC Global felt it was unfair for the current class of law school aspirants to have to put their exam preparations on hold. Most importantly, the date change assures students that the exams will not fall in concurrent dates, giving students the flexibility to adequately prepare for both examinations.”Advertisement Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University & Dean of Jindal Global Law School also expressed his satisfaction over this decision. He said: “First of all, when board exams and all other tests are simply getting postponed and cancelled in the country creating an uncertain environment in higher education, LSAC advancing the LSAT–India Test to 29th May is a great relief for law aspirants and parents. Law aspirants will be free from their entrance exam burden and focus on their 12th board exams expected in the coming months.”Advertisement Advertisement Secondly, he added that “in the changed situation of the cancellation of all 12th board exams, it was absolutely advisable to advance the entrance test dates to May when there is no board exam. LSAT–India being a fully Online, Remote-Proctored and Artificial Intelligence enabled Test can be taken from the comfort of student’s home or any other location without risking their health and safety in the present COVID-19 pandemic situation.” Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Third and most important benefit as observed by Professor Raj Kumar is “advancing the test ends the perennial problem of one entrance exam conflicting with another putting students and parents under a lot of stress. There is no such conflict expected now and students can take their entrance exam peacefully.” Professor Anand Prakash Mishra, Associate Dean of Jindal Global Law School and Director of Law Admissions observed, “the Covid situation in the country demands early decisive action on the part of students and parents as well as the Universities and law schools like us to ensure higher studies of the youth must not suffer. As our law school is ready to commence its academic year on 1st August 2021 strictly as per our academic calendar, it’s simply fantastic to receive the LSAT Results in the month of June and complete the entire admission process of law school in June itself. Students can take their 12th boards later and join their law school classes in August first week.” About LSAT LSAT—India Test is a standardized exam of analytical reasoning, logical reasoning and reading comprehension. LSAT—India 2021 application closes on 14 May and the exam will be conducted during 29th May to 2nd June. Students can download past papers of the exam for free from its official website. About JGLS Jindal Global Law School was established in 2009. Recently, it was Ranked Number 1 in India and 76th in the World as per the QS World University Rankings by Subject Law 2021. It is India’s only law school, which is ranked among the top 100 in the world. It has over 450 full-time faculty members from more than 20 different countries, and over 3500 law students enrolled full-time in its residential programmes.TagsJindal Global School LSAT—India Online Test Admission To Law Schools 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

Was it you? Euro millions jackpot won in Ireland

first_img Twitter Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Google+ By News Highland – February 19, 2019 Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Was it you? Euro millions jackpot won in Ireland Google+center_img There has been one Irish winner of a tonight’s Euromillions draw worth 175 million euro.The jackpot eclipses the previous record Irish win of 115 million by Limerick woman, Dolores McNamara.Tonight’s numbers were 1, 8, 18, 19 and 39. The LUCKY STARS were 7 and 9The National Lottery say they can’t confirm yet where the very lucky ticket was sold.Spokesperson Miriam O’Donohoe says the winner needs to stay calm and make contact with them first thing tomorrow morningAudio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/NEWSTALK2135788.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Previous articlePSNI have no credibility in dealing with legacy issues – McDonaldNext articleGovernment accused of not helping border business ahead of Brexit News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterestlast_img read more

Keep consultation directive flexible for business’ sake

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. The flexibility built into the current draft EU directive on consultation iscritical to business performance, and should, at all costs, be retainedThe court decision in France which threw out one of the union challenges tothe validity of the Marks & Spencer European Works Council, has againfocused attention on consultation with staff over closures (News, 25September). How multinationals handle major redundancies and plant closures or mergersand acquisitions has dominated the debate during the passage of a new draft EUdirective on “Information and Consultation at National Level”. But while these are important issues for those directly affected, by nomeans do they tell the whole story. This focus on major corporate restructuresoverlooks the impact the directive could have on the valuable contribution ofregular staff consultation on improving business performance. It now seems almost certain that we will have a European directive onconsultation by the end of this year. It is important that this directive andthe way it is implemented in the UK provides the opportunity for employers todevelop information and consultation systems that best suit them and theiremployees. Furthermore, it must not lead to organisations having to dismantlesystems that have served them and their employees well for often many years. An overly prescriptive directive detailing how organisations across Europehave to inform and consult their employees on business issues is thereforeinappropriate. Such a directive would not enable organisations to achieve theimproved performance that can be obtained from such systems. This is an area ofbusiness where a “one size fits all” approach is highlyinappropriate. To add value to business, the way in which an organisation informs andconsults its employees has to fit coherently with a number of factors. It hasto be tailored to the organisation’s culture, structure and management style aswell as its employee relations history and environment. This is why attempts to reduce the flexibility in the current text of thedraft directive must be resisted. The document on which “political”agreement was reached by all member states earlier this year, is probably theleast worst deal that could have been achieved for employers. It contains adegree of flexibility that will enable each government to design and develop alegislative framework for informing and consulting employees that fits withtheir employee relations systems. It will also provide employers withflexibility to have systems that meet the needs of their business andemployees. The successful implementation of information and consultation systems is notjust about procedures – it often requires changes to be made to anorganisation’s culture. These inevitably take time to bed-down in anorganisation and cannot be introduced overnight or imposed from outside. Thephased implementation provisions in the current text of the draft directivetherefore need to stay. These will give organisations the necessary time todesign and implement systems that benefit them and their employees. We are now reaching an important stage in the progress of this draftdirective through the European legislative procedure, with in-depth discussionscurrently taking place in the European Parliament. The signs are that some MEPs are pressing for significant changes to be madeto the text and it is important that this pressure is resisted. On this issue,employers will be judging the UK Government on its ability to meet the criticalchallenge of retaining the flexibility of the current draft directive ratherthan accepting a compromise text that provides employers with too littleflexibility. By David Yeandle a deputy director of the Engineering Employers’Federation Previous Article Next Article Keep consultation directive flexible for business’ sakeOn 2 Oct 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more