The Lloyds share price is up 60% in a year! And I still think it’s good value

first_imgThe Lloyds share price is up 60% in a year! And I still think it’s good value See all posts by Harvey Jones 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’m delighted to see the Lloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY) share price stage such a strong recovery. I’ve previously hailed the FTSE 100 stock a bargain, but it’s also made me nervous and some days I wouldn’t have touched it at all.In April last year, I said the Lloyds share price looked like an unmissable bargain, trading below 30p, but you’d need nerves of steel to buy it. It now stands at 46p, so anybody who rose to the challenge will have been amply rewarded.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…Yet my ambivalence continued. In October, just before November’s vaccine breakthroughs, I noted that the Lloyds share price had lost 95% of its value since peaking at 591p just before the financial crisis. Despite that, it remained the UK’s most traded stock and I wondered if Britons had lost their minds over it. Me included.This FTSE 100 stock is temptingThe Lloyds share price was hammered by the pandemic, through no fault of its own. Big banks are hardwired into the wider economy. So when the government shut down the economy to contain Covid, banking stocks crashed.Unlike the financial crisis, this time the banks aren’t to blame. This recession is government mandated. Officials also mandated that banks stop paying investors dividends, a dictat now rescinded.The Bank of England also slashed interest rates to 0.1% to bail out the economy, but this destroyed net interest margins, the difference between what banks pay to savers and charge borrowers. The Lloyds share price was also hit by fears of rising debts and impairments. Then came those vaccines and the great Lloyds share price recovery began. It’s been given a further shot in the arm by the end of Brexit uncertainty. The bank’s heavy exposure to the underperforming UK economy was seen as a weakness. Thanks to the nation’s vaccine success, and easing of Brexit tensions, this is now seen as a strength.The Lloyds share price looks good valueWith the UK opening up, the Lloyd’s share price has been on a tear. The big worry now is that the reopening may be threatened by the new Indian variant. While I believe we should be able to contain it, due to our vaccines and efficient genome tracing, there’s no guarantee.I’m also worried that the housing market may be overheating. A crash would hit all the banks, but especially Halifax-owner Lloyds.Inflation fears are a double-edged sword. If it forces up interest rates that will slow the recovery. But this will also allow Lloyds to increase net margins.Despite these concerns, the Lloyds share price still looks like a bargain to me, trading at 7.8 times forward earnings and with a price-to-book ratio of 0.7. It also offers a projected yield of 4.4%, covered 2.9 times by forward earnings.I’d buy with the aim of holding for the long term, and reinvesting all my dividends for growth. Image source: Getty Images Harvey Jones | Friday, 14th May, 2021 | More on: LLOY Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Learn how you can grab this ‘Top Income Stock’ Report now This also grabs me. Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. 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. We think that when a company’s CEO owns 12.1% of its stock, that’s usually a very good sign.But with this opportunity it could get even better.Still only 55 years old, he sees the chance for a new “Uber-style” technology.And this is not a tiny tech startup full of empty promises.This extraordinary company is already one of the largest in its industry.Last year, revenues hit a whopping £1.132 billion.The board recently announced a 10% dividend hike.And it has been a superb Motley Fool income pick for 9 years running!But even so, we believe there could still be huge upside ahead.Clearly, this company’s founder and CEO agrees. Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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Driver’s License suspended? There’s a clinic to fix it

first_img Laurie A Gregory You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSDriver’s LicenseOrange County Previous articleDear students, what you post can wreck your lifeNext articleIda B. Wells: How grassroots support and social media made a monumental difference in honoring her legacy Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name herecenter_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 1 COMMENT I would like to figure out how to reinstate my drivers licence LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free Driver’s License Reinstatement ClinicResidents in Orange County can learn how to reinstate their driver’s license and get a jumpstart on breaking down one barrier to holding a job, obtaining housing, or by seeking medical care – having a valid driver’s license.Having a suspended or revoked drivers license can severely limit someone living in a county where a car is necessary. Many residents in Orange County face this issue and are unable to drive themselves to interviews, places of employment, or health care providers for treatment. Without means of adequate transportation, many are not able to break the barriers of unemployment and even homelessness.Orlando has dedicated many resources to house the homeless population, but unfortunately, some struggle to preserve the housing provided to them because they cannot prove financial stability. For many, it is difficult to seek out and hold down jobs that will allow them to sustain themselves financially due to having a revoked or suspended license.To address this issue, Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF), the 9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, the Orange County Clerk of Courts, the Department of Revenue, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, and other state and local agencies are joining forces to help residents reinstate their drivers license in Orange County, Florida. The clinic will be held at the Orange County Courthouse Jury Room over two days in August. On Friday, August 24 registered participants with last names starting A through K will be seen and on Friday, August 31 residents with last names starting L through Z.  The clinic will begin at 8:30 a.m. on each date.  Registered participants will be assigned a time slot upon registration.Pre-registration is open for the clinic. Interested residents should register through Eventbrite at www.dlclinic2018.eventbrite.com. June 24, 2019 at 9:16 am Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

A new breed of Chamber President

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cate Manley brings a diversity of skills to an organization signaling its readiness for changeBy Reggie Connell, Managing EditorWhat is the role of a chamber of commerce in a community?Most people would agree that it’s a vehicle to promote local business, attempt to bring economic success into its area, and enhance the community it serves. Some chambers might dip their foot into the political pool (or maybe dive in), but in general, it’s about economic and business development.But what if a chamber looked beyond that typical model? How much good could it do if it expanded to a larger, more diverse scope? What if they took on social issues with the same vigor it typically reserves for the business class? What if the problems that ordinary citizens face were the same ones the chamber looked to eradicate?“Cate’s diverse background certainly appealed to what we were looking for as we redefine how a chamber of commerce entwines with the larger community,”–Tim Clark, Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce Board ChairmanWhat if they aggressively advocated for better healthcare and affordable housing? What if they took on food deserts and food insecurity in underserved neighborhoods?Perhaps Apopka is about to find out the answers to these questions.With its selection of Cate Manley as the new President/CEO of the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce, it looks as though this 108-year-old institution might be signaling a change in its direction and may be leaning-in to those challenges.And despite a short time on the job, Manley is already seeing a forward path for the area.“From my view, the Apopka area is poised to truly reach its potential in the next few years and is on a trajectory to become a regional leader,” she said. “I love the [Chamber] team, the  board members, and members that I have met. They are just so open and giving. They’re ready for the changes… and the diverse background that I have.”That diverse background includes experience in managing institutions of higher learning and a non-profit organization focused on affordable housing.Tim Clark, the current board chairman of The Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce, and CEO of AdventHealth in Apopka, embraced the idea in a press release announcing Manley’s hiring.“Cate’s diverse background certainly appealed to what we were looking for as we redefine how a chamber of commerce entwines with the larger community,” said Clark. “Last year, our chamber started an economic development partnership with the City of Apopka to truly make a difference in the future of our region and she has the exact background and skills to make this happen.”“From my view, the Apopka area is poised to truly reach its potential in the next few years and is on a trajectory to become a regional leader,” she said. “I love the [Chamber] team, the  board members, and members that I have met. They are just so open and giving. They’re ready for the changes… and the diverse backgrounds that I have.”–Cate Manley, President/CEO Apopka Area Chamber of CommerceDiane Velazquez, the only female on the Apopka City Commission, was also pleased by the choice of Manley.I was excited when I read the newly appointed President was a woman, Ms. Cate Manley,” said Velazquez. “I read her bio and was impressed with her vast experience and background especially working with non-profit organizations, and President of two college campuses. I know her organizational and leadership skills will be a tremendous asset in Apopka’s growing business and residential community. It is important to develop and find a median to encourage new businesses to set a foundation in our community and bring employment opportunities and services to Apopka. Her appointment brings hope, fresh ideas, and a new direction to the Chamber.”A different skill set, but the same goalsManley acknowledges her skill set is different than the typical Chamber President, but thinks those differences are a strength she brings to Apopka at a time when the city is in a positive growth stage.“While my wheelhouse and professional experiences are different than former leaders of the Chamber, I believe they align perfectly with the needs of the community and the opportunities for healthy business growth in our area,” she said. “I see my role as an advocate for business and the community. What that means is we find a way to grow the economy, which brings with it safe housing, safe healthcare, and safe food. Being able to empower people to support their families is key to growth. So while my tactics will possibly be different, the goal and the strategy are the same.”Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson met with Manley before she was hired and is looking forward to what she can bring to the Chamber and its partnership with the City.“Our relationship with the Chamber is certainly key to the future of Apopka and utilizing Cate’s experience in non-profits and business leadership will be critical as we move forward together,” Nelson said.Doug Bankson is also impressed and excited for Manley to take on the Chamber President/CEO role.“I am pleased to see the addition of Cate Manley to the team at the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce, and believe she will be a great voice for our business community,” said Bankson, the Seat #3 Apopka City Commissioner. “With central Florida roots and big picture experience, her genuine personality is a good fit for our friendly and business forward community.”An advocate for hope, pride, and the gift of self-relianceBefore accepting the Chamber post, Manley was CEO of St. Joseph’s Habitat for Humanity in Missouri, which is a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states and in approximately 70 countries. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. It works toward a vision of building strength, stability, and self-reliance in partnership with families in need of decent and affordable housing. It was there that Manley learned about improving the lives of those seeking safe affordable housing, and the gift of self-reliance when it comes to homeownership.“My experience in working in blighted areas through Habitat helped me to understand that the area of the community being served must understand also the cost of improvements. When property values rise, so do taxes. It’s important to show a neighborhood that revitalization does more than cost them money. It also instills hope and pride in the area. So I advocate for CDBG [Community Development Block Grant], HOME [Investment Partnerships Program], and HUD [Housing and Urban Development] funds that allow for blighted areas to be revitalized as I have managed these funds directly through Habitat.”A plan for South ApopkaAlthough Manley is not familiar with the history of South Apopka, her experience with underserved populations could be an unexpected asset in its improvement. What if the Chamber took the lead in making a plan to right the situation instead of just being a supporting cast member? Manley not only has experience in this area, but may be a candidate in planning its inception.“In developing a plan for blighted areas it’s important to know the direction you’re going,” Manley said. “It’s important for the community as a whole and for the Chamber to start strategizing what we can do. What is the right thing to do? And how is that community going to be a part of that?”And although she may take a lead role in planning, her experience tells her the community must be at the forefront of the action.“If you think you’re going to come into an area and put your spin on it, that doesn’t help in the long term,” she said. “They have to invest in it themselves – with sweat equity. With skill. And that is not me saying that. Studies show that. Other agencies that I have worked for like Habitat – we understand that you have to have that sweat equity but you have to empower people to see the value. Take some pride in the area. And that’s a whole community issue.”Despite being a newcomer to a generational challenge, Manley knows enough to see that solving a problem like South Apopka has to be a citywide, countywide, all hands on deck priority.“I don’t have my arms wrapped around this yet. I know there’s a lot of work to be done. But if we can at least come up with identifying strategies so people have hope, that there’s a plan so that we know from the Chamber, from the community, from the mayor, the plan has to be in place so it’s more equal for all of our citizens. I think that will draw business as well. They want to know what you’re going to do for the least of these. We are not unique in having an area of town that that is blighted. It may take some townhalls to see what they want. It is among the top priorities on my agenda.”The benefits of great education options for a communityBefore her time at Habitat, Manley was President of American Institute Holdings, where she was in charge of two college campuses in Celebration (FL) and Denver (CO). She also worked with EduK Group where she oversaw eight colleges serving 23,000 students.It gives her a unique perspective on the effectiveness education can have in a community.“My experience in workforce training and education are key when a company comes in from outside to conduct a feasibility study before choosing an area. This is part of the work I did in higher education… find the gaps before we built or acquired new schools, or started a new program. Public policy and regulations impact the workforce, which impacts education and what needs to be taught in the classrooms, so I advocate for the changes that the industries associated with them need to remain sustainable.”Melissa Byrd sees Manley as a leader whose experience in education gives her a unique vision for the future of the area.“What impresses me most about Cate is the way she sees the overarching connection between all parts of our community,” said Byrd, the District 7 Orange County Public School Board member. “She understands the way education affects business and how business can benefit education. Her vast background in various areas gives her the ability to understand how they all work and how they can be utilized to help advance our businesses and our community at the same time.”The challenge of moving economic development forwardAs is the case for any Chamber President, economic development in the area will be a priority. And before her tenure, the Chamber was partnering with the City on a website – the start of a venture to bring an economic development strategy to Apopka.Manley believes it’s a good beginning in forming a plan. However, she cautions, it’s just that – a beginning.“The website is absolutely not enough. It’s just a starting point… so that there is a visual. The plan is to also have some partnering video… have a marketing plan set in place… at least the legwork and foundation of what an economic development person would do. I think it’s an opportunity for a two-pronged approach. We market it, get it tight and everybody says yes this reflects Apopka and what we want to portray to businesses who are thinking of coming here… launch that and begin a marketing plan so that everyone sees it. And then we go from there and see what our feedback is. We can always adapt and change and edit.”Manley also has an idea on who to target first in the marketing campaign.“Probably a good approach is looking at the [business] sectors that have the best tax advantages right now… those who are doing site selections right now… invite those organizations in to really look at our whole picture. Take a tour. See us. Look at all the incentives. The business-friendly Apopka. Take a look at the specific opportunities here. I think we should just be open to building Apopka. It’s a collective. It has to be City, County, and the Chamber… and the business community helping to drive that.”Kyle Becker is in support of that collective, and the move forward on economic development – particularly as it applies to a department for the City.“Most importantly, I want to extend a very heartfelt welcome to Ms. Cate Manley to Apopka,” said Becker, the Seat #4 Apopka City Commissioner. “I look forward to working closely and hearing about the vision she has for the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce, its members, and addressing the needs of our business community. With the absence of a much-needed city-led economic development practice, the city relies on the partnerships the Chamber provides to help move that practice forward. If this continues to be the case, it becomes very critical that synergies exist between the Chamber and our Council to ensure we attract desirable businesses, as well as nurture and help our existing business community thrive here in Apopka.”…To help, serve, and empowerThe President/CEO of the Chamber is a big job that can be driven in a lot of directions. And despite a lack of local knowledge, Manley brings with her a work ethic and mantra that has served her well in her professional career.“If you’re in the right, doing the right thing with the right intent, you’re rarely wrong,” she said. “You might get in some trouble here and there, but if you’re doing it with the right intent… to help people, to serve people, to empower people, to build… it’s almost impossible to fail.”Manley may not know how to find the amphitheater or other places in town without Google Maps or directions from locals, but she might just lead Apopka to places it’s never been. She is a visionary in a position to make a difference in a growing community. The Apopka Area Chamber Board made an enlightened decision in selecting her as President/CEO. Jaime L Eaton TAGSapopkaApopka Area Chamber of CommerceApopka City CommissionCate ManleyCate Manley/Apopka Chamber President/CeoHabitat for Humanity Previous articleCity of Apopka hosts vendor workshop on bidding process to do business with themNext articleWhat Are The Top 5 Qualifying Conditions For MMJ Card In Florida Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate May 6, 2021 at 12:01 am Reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 center_img Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear I have known Cate for many years while working with the State and now with the VA. Not only is she one of the most intelligent, articulate and accepting people I know, but she bends over backwards to help those in need, especially, our Veteran community. Apopka is lucky that this position and her availability happened at the same time. She is amazing and I have witnessed first-hand that almost everything she touches in the business sector turns to gold. Congratulations, Cate and Apopka! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 1 COMMENT Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Guest harpist to perform

first_img WhatsApp Local News Pinterest TAGS  Twitter Facebook Saint Andrew Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1415 N. Grandview Ave. in Odessa. Saint Andrew Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1415 N. Grandview Ave., has scheduled guest harpist, Vincent Pierce to perform during the morning worship service at 11 a.m. today. Pierce is the principle harpist of the Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale, an adjunct instructor of harp at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin and Odessa College, and the harp instructor for Ector County Independent School District. Guest harpist to performcenter_img WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Twitter Pinterest Facebook Previous article081718_Fire_02Next articleTips for Choosing a Pacifier for Your Baby Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

[Muharram] SC Tells Petitioner To Implead 28 States In Plea Seeking Permission For Public Procession With 5 People

first_imgTop Stories[Muharram] SC Tells Petitioner To Implead 28 States In Plea Seeking Permission For Public Procession With 5 People Sanya Talwar25 Aug 2020 4:24 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday heard a plea seeking permission of the Top Court for taking out the Muharram public procession, in a limited capacity, with 5 people only, in light of the pandemic situation.A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & V. Ramasubramaniun asked the petitioner’s Advocate Wasi Haider to implead 28 states in his petition seeking directions to the…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 Supreme Court on Monday heard a plea seeking permission of the Top Court for taking out the Muharram public procession, in a limited capacity, with 5 people only, in light of the pandemic situation.A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & V. Ramasubramaniun asked the petitioner’s Advocate Wasi Haider to implead 28 states in his petition seeking directions to the Union & State Governments for allowing the Mourning Procession to take place in a limited capacity only, i.e. with 5 people participating in the procession only.”As prayed, the petitioner is permitted to implead 28 States as party respondents in the instant petition within a period of four weeks” said the bench.Haider submitted that the ritual is performed every year and that he is only asking that 5 people be allowed to do so. To this Chief Justice SA Bobde replied “But Covid is not there every year”. Haider further submitted that guidelines for Muharram, which will be observed from August 20, in view of the COVID-19 pandemic by the State of Andhra Pradesh. The Guidelines issued by the an order released on August 12, by Principal Secretary, Minorities Welfare Department, Mohd. Ilyas Rizvi states that “The last days (9th and 10th) of Muharram (Shahadat) should be performed only by Mujawars, Muthawallies or Managing Committees without any public processions”.He added that only 4 days were left for the same to be carried out and that it was imperative for the court to allow it.CJI Bobde however refused to pass any orders but stated that 28 States & the Union were not impleaded in the petition and that he would like to hear them first, before passing any orders. CJI also added that just recently, they had allowed people to offer prayers at the Prayushan Festival in a limited capacity at temples of Dadar, Bycullar & Chembur but that was also because State of Maharashtra & the union were before the bench as well. Click Here To Download OrderSubscribe 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

‘Extremely Evasive, Brazenly Short Of Details’: CJI Pulls Up Centre For Filing Shoddy Affidavit In Pleas Seeking Action For Communal Branding Of Covid19

first_imgTop Stories’Extremely Evasive, Brazenly Short Of Details’: CJI Pulls Up Centre For Filing Shoddy Affidavit In Pleas Seeking Action For Communal Branding Of Covid19 Sanya Talwar8 Oct 2020 12:29 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Thursday pulled up the Centre for filing a shoddy affidavit in a plea seeking strict action against the media for communalization of the Coronavirus pandemic, in light of the Tablighi Jamaat meeting in Delhi’s Nizamuddin.A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & V. Ramasubramaniun noted that the Ministry concerned had filed an affidavit without…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 Supreme Court on Thursday pulled up the Centre for filing a shoddy affidavit in a plea seeking strict action against the media for communalization of the Coronavirus pandemic, in light of the Tablighi Jamaat meeting in Delhi’s Nizamuddin.A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & V. Ramasubramaniun noted that the Ministry concerned had filed an affidavit without even taking into account the details related to the incidents of bad reporting.”We must tell you Mr. Mehta, you cannot treat the Court the way you are treating it in this case. You have filed an affidavit by a Junior Officer. We find it extremely evasive and mentions nothing about bad reporting. How can you say theres no incident?” said CJI SA Bobde.In this backdrop, the Solicitor General said that a fresh affidavit will be filed by the next date and that he will personally be vetting it.The Chief Justice, while taking strong objection to the affidavit, said that the department’s Secretary must file an affidavit on record and he must point out what he says regarding these incidents. “We also want all acts under which you have exercised similar powers in the past”, he added.Further, a brief exchange regarding the implication of the Cable Television Networks Act also ensued whereby the CJI stated that the bench had looked over Section 20 of the law.”This power is exercisable only with relation to Cable TV and not to television signals so this act does not help. Now we want to know, does the Govt. have any powers to ban or question the tV broadcast signals?” asked the CJI.Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave at this juncture, added that the Department had used powers under the Cable TV Act.”This was on 6th March, 2020 itself. This is an admitted position, they have been controlling TV Channels. This emanates from the Act” said Dave.However, CJI responded, “Just because they have exercised it does not mandate it by law. They must exercise the power which is only vested in them”.Dave further pointed out that it had fell from the affidavit of the Centre that this petition is trying to “muzzle freedom of speech”.CJI Bobde said, “They are entitled to make any argument like you people are. This Freedom of Speech may be the most abused freedom in recent times”.The Court was hearing the petition filed Jamait Ulama-i-Hind seeking action against media reports indulging in communal branding of COVID-19 pandemic in the light of Tablighi Jamaat meeting held in Delhi last month.The plea stated that certain sections of the media had been using “Communal headlines” and “bigoted statements” to demonise and blame the entire Muslim community of deliberately spreading the corona virus across the country, which had in turn threatened the lives of Muslims.The petition(s) filed through Advocate Ejaz Maqbool & Adeel Ahmed stressed that the Government, particularly the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, had failed in its duty to give equal protection of the law to all persons in India under Article 14 of the Constitution by allowing the media to present facts in a twisted manner, using phrases that were prejudicial to the Muslim community.It is further argued that the media has violated all norms of Journalistic conduct by resorting to such “dog whistle tactics” of targeting Muslims.Furthermore, such reporting is in clear violation of Rule 6 of the Cable Television Networks Rules, 1994 which prohibits any program which contains attack on religions or communities or visuals or words contemptuous of religious groups or which promote communal attitudes, it was averred.”Actions of certain sections of the media are also against the letter and spirit of the Code of Ethics and Broadcasting Standards issued by the New Broadcasters Association, which is the regulatory body for news channel. Under the Code, ensuring neutrality and objectivity in reporting is one of the foremost principles of media regulation,” the plea highlightedNext Storylast_img read more

Tribunal told Garda whistleblower did not threaten to burn his partner

first_img WhatsApp Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Previous articleRural Transport Programme rebranded as “Local Link Donegal”Next articleGAA Programme – Tony Boyle’s & John Lynch’s Championship Verdict News Highland Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Google+center_img Pinterest Facebook Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford By News Highland – September 21, 2017 A garda whistleblower has denied threatening his partner and saying he would burn her during an argument the Charleton tribunal has heard.Garda Keith Harrison told his partner Marisa Simms she would “end up getting burnt”, meaning she would be injured by the actions of her family, the garda’s counsel, Mark Harty SC told the inquiry.Mr Harty told the tribunal the statement was not intended be taken literally.The tribunal was told that tensions between the couple had worsened and that Garda Harrison had not been invited to the wedding of Ms Simms’ sister, Paula McDermott.Giving evidence to the inquiry yesterday (WEDNESDAY), Garda Brendan Mahon said he spoke to Paula McDermott when she called to Donegal town Garda Station on September 30 2013, concerned about the alleged threat to burn her sister.Garda Mahon wrote in a note at the time that Garda Harrison had threatened to “burn her in house with girls and bury her”.Garda Mahon said Paula McDermott seemed visibly upset by the incident and had a genuine concern for her sister.The garda said the alleged threat had happened in a different garda district, and also that he wasn’t sure about the protocol for dealing with a complaint from a third party.This was why he wrote a report but did not make an entry on the Pulse computer system, he said, adding that he had consulted with his superior, Sergeant Jim Collins, who advised him to make the report.Sergeant Collins told the inquiry that after he received the report from Garda Mahon, he forwarded it to senior officers.Sergeant Collins said he believed Paula McDermott was most concerned about her upcoming wedding when he spoke to her. In a report to his superiors, he said it could have been that “gardaí are being used as a pawn in this case, as I believe that there is a fear that Garda Harrison may turn up at the wedding on Friday and create a scene.”The sergeant said he had no doubt that Paula McDermott had been told of threats by her sister Ms Simms.He was later asked to go to Raphoe along with an inspector and interview Ms Simms’ mother, Rita McDermott.Sgt Collins said he had previously been stationed in Raphoe and knew Mrs McDermott from his time there.Mr Niall O’Neill BL said Mrs McDermott did not recognise the sergeant when he approached her outside her home, and “felt flustered” at being stopped in the street by a garda sergeant and an inspector.He said she accepted she had said the things that were in her statement, and was not alleging there was any coercion or duress in making the statement. Mrs McDermott has earlier said she felt under pressure to make a statement.Sgt Collins, who had been stationed in the area five years previously, said he thought Mrs McDermott had known who he was when he called with an inspector.”She may have been flustered, she didn’t appear flustered,” Sgt Collins said.A report was subsequently sent to the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission, along with a statement from Ms Simms taken on October 6, 2013.Senior GSOC case officer George O’Doherty said that when he contacted Ms Simms about the report on October 9 to see if she wanted to make a formal complaint, she said she wanted to think things over, and that her partner Garda Harrison “was not accepted by her family and she felt under pressure by both sides”.Mr O’Doherty said he was not aware Ms Simms was in hospital when he called her, or that Keith Harrison was with her at the time.On October 11, Ms Simms called back to say she did not want to go ahead with a complaint.Mr O’Doherty’s evidence will continue today (Thursday). Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Tribunal told Garda whistleblower did not threaten to burn his partnerlast_img read more

Public Workshop to discuss the regeneration of Dungloe

first_img Facebook Public Workshop to discuss the regeneration of Dungloe Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twittercenter_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp Previous articleHomeowners on high alert after oil theftNext articlePublic urged to their bit in tackling drug crime in Donegal News Highland WhatsApp People in the Rosses are being urged to contribute to a Consultation Workshop on a Regeneration Strategy for Dungloe this evening.The event in the Waterfront Hotel at 7 o’clock tonight will consider what community and economic projects should be considered for the centre of the town, and how those developments might be paid for.The contributions at tonight’s meeting will form part of the discussion at Municipal District and County Council level as formal plans are finalised in the future.Cllr Marie Therese Gallagher says community guidance is a vital part of the planning process………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/mtgplan.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Google+ By News Highland – January 28, 2020 Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

The ‘talent war’: What is it good for? Absolutely nothing

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article The ‘talent war’: What is it good for? Absolutely nothingOn 7 Aug 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Forget the old combative talk, we should now be trying to developco-operative recruiting relationshipsWinning the people wars. The battle for human capital. Fighting the braindrain. Read through any HR magazine, scan the business section of any bookshop,visit the website of any management consultancy and you are sure to find yetanother reference to what McKinsey & Co dubbed the “War for Talent”in its 1997 report of the same name. This metaphor has served a useful purpose by galvanising corporate thinkingin response to growing skills shortages. But by defining that challenge interms of conflict, it has done so at a high cost. A war suggests a clearly defined enemy. It presupposes a measurable andstable terrain with disputed but identifiable borders. It evokescommand-and-control organisations with set rules of engagement. It is based onthe logic of “either/or”, a win-lose game over finite territory. Such polarised thinking has limited relevance to a world where the oldhierarchies, organisational models and industry boundaries are giving way touncertainty, complexity, permeability and indeterminacy. Mechanisticorganisations with their clear edges and formal lines of authority are givingway to web-like organisations which draw power from the interactivity ofelements within formless operational and industry environments. This world is competitive. But it is characterised by collaboration betweenorganisations concerned to ensure their prosperous survival in the face ofchange. Hull’s social services department, for example, has developed apartnership with local universities, colleges and the voluntary sector tocreate and sustain a pool of social workers that can take up posts when theybecome vacant. This has prevented time-to-fill delays of up to six months. Co-operative recruiting relationships, as management thinker Peter Cappellisays in his book New Deal at Work, have been around since the 1950s whencompanies in the US aircraft industry “lent” entire teams tocompetitors which won government contracts. This allowed the lending company toavoid layoffs and gave it a stake in the development of its people. Morerecently, AT&T launched the Talent Alliance of about 30 organisations whichmarket talented individuals to other alliance members rather than lay them off.All of which runs counter to the logic of the war metaphor – a linguisticconstruct that blinds us to the web of relationships that links competitors,suppliers, candidates and the broader employment market. This can result inrecruitment tactics that serve little long-term purpose. Take the MetropolitanPolice, which is poaching officers from regional forces by offering additionalbenefits worth £6,000 – but weakening the wider policing framework. And that is the problem with the war mentality: it creates turf disputes,encourages short-term- ism and promotes corporate raiding. Recruitment problem?Don’t worry – just steal nurses from Malaysia, programmers from India, teachersfrom Australia. Move beyond the war metaphor and in place of aggressive short-term tactics,we can build relationships with prospective candidates using the Internet andtraditional media. We can invest in the schools, colleges and universities thatwill provide talent. We can open up fertile recruitment fields inhabited by olderworkers, the retired, asylum seekers and others. Make no mistake: there is a real recruitment crisis and competition willcontinue to shape the landscape. But so will co-operation, collaboration,partnership and the impact of evolving business models driven by globalisationand technologies. Organisations trapped in the war metaphor simply mistake asmall segment of the strategic whole as the entire strategic landscape. The persistence of the metaphor points to the failure of organisations tograsp the changes. And until they respond to these changes they will continueto pursue flawed recruitment and retention strategies. It is time to change the metaphor. By Shaun D’Arcy a partner at Lighthouse Communications, a full-servicerecruitment advertising and communications last_img read more

…in brief

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article This week’s news in briefWriter wins award Personnel Today writer Nic Paton won the Magazine Writer of the Year Awardfrom The Work Foundation. The judges said of his work for HR: The Naked Truth:”The winner submitted a piece that was illuminating, comprehensive andvery well written. It offered a hard-hitting exploration of the failings of HR– taking HR on in their own territory.”  www.theworkfoundation.comWin a hotel break You could win a luxury weekend break to a UK Marriott hotel by filling inthe Recruitment Confidence Index questionnaire. The RCI is a quarterly surveywhich tracks predicted trends in recruitment confidence and associatedemployment areas. All respondents will receive a copy of the report.  www.rcisurvey.co.ukGay first for banks Leading City banks are to host the first ever lesbian, gay, bisexual andtransgendered (LGBT) inter-bank careers event tomorrow (Wednesday). Called OUTin the City, the reception is sponsored by Citigroup, Credit Suisse FirstBoston, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanleyand UBS.  www.doctorjob.com/targetlive/outinthecity Comments are closed. …in briefOn 18 Nov 2003 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more