Transcorp Hotels Plc (TRANHO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Transcorp Hotels Plc (TRANHO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Transcorp Hotels Plc (TRANHO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Transcorp Hotels Plc (TRANHO.ng) 2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileTranscorp Hotels Plc is a hotel operations company in Nigeria and a subsidiary of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc. The latter is a diversified conglomerate with business interests in the power generation, hospitality, agriculture and oil and gas sectors. Hotels in the Group include Transcorp Hilton Hotel, a 5-star hotel with 670 rooms located in Abuja; and Transcorp Hotel with 146 rooms located in Calabar. Formerly known as Transnational Hotels and Tourism Services Limited, the company changed its name to Transcorp Hotels Plc in 2014. Its head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Transcorp Hotels Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
EXETER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 15: Adrian Jarvis of Bristol in action during the Greene King IPA Championship match between the Cornish Pirates and Bristol Rugby at Sandy Park on September 15, 2013 in Exeter, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The Greene King IPA Championship: Here’s you’re next instalment from England’s competitive second tierBy Richard GraingerIt was all change in the GKIPA Championship with a shock first defeat for the leaders and a spectacular first win for the bottom-placed side. And with Bristol suffering their second consecutive loss, four clubs now sit in behind the Exiles on 33 points.Terrible tackling spells trouble for top clubsBristol 22, Leeds Carnegie 28Two losing bonus points did little to soften the blow as director of Rugby Andy Robinson blamed Bristol’s poor tackling for his side’s first home defeat of the season. “You have to make the tackles,” said Robinson, “if you don’t, you won’t stop opposition teams scoring — it’s as simple as that.”But it could have been a lot worse as Carnegie led by 5-21 shortly before the break, and when Ben Harris rumbled over in the second half to bag a bonus point, Leeds looked home and dry at 10-28.Touchline converter: Adrian JarvisIt needed a touchline conversion by Adrian Jarvis, following George Watkins’ last-gasp try, to bring up Bristol’s second bonus point and leave the hosts with a scoreline that flattered their lacklustre defensive performance.Frantic finish leaves Blues on top Bedford Blues 28, London Welsh 26A staggering 20 points were scored in the last three minutes of this pulsating encounter at Goldington Road on Saturday.“An excellent advert for the Championship,” was an elated head coach Mike Rayer’s summary after he had seen the lead switch three times in as many minutes. Jake Sharp received a kindly bounce to break away for the try that looked to have sealed the hosts’ third win in the 80th minute only for Alex Davies to touch down seconds later. Davies’ conversion attempt would have seen the Exiles leaving with a draw but it drifted wide and they left with only a losing bonus point.“We lost the game purely on woeful missed tackles,” said head coach Justin Burnell. “We’re obviously disappointed, but it wasn’t going to happen.” He added: “Against Bristol we didn’t miss those tackles but today we did and hence we lost the game.”Turnovers place Trailfinders on path to recoveryJersey 18, Ealing Trailfinders 28If Ealing are to have any chance of Championship survival, this was a game they had to win, and they won it in some style, securing a try bonus point at St. Peter. It looked like another hard day at the office as the visitors conceded 12 points within the first quarter before they capitalised on the first of two turnovers. Tom Bedford crossed to reduce the arrears to 12-7 before Phil Chesters scored a brace of second half tries and put Andrew Henderson in to notch the bonus point. This leaves Ealing a mere six points adrift at the foot of the table.Albion lose again at homePlymouth Albion 17, Rotherham 28Albion’s faithful have had little to cheer about at Brickfields as their team has yet to register a home win this season. It never looked likely either on Friday night as the Titans, who are enjoying fine form this season, were always in control and won more convincingly than the three-try all count suggests.Mantella adds to Mose woesLondon Scottish 38, Moseley 17Head coach Kevin Maggs considered that the scoreline flattered the Exiles but the 12 points given away from scrum penalties tells it’s own story.A Miles Mantella hattrick and tries from skipper Mark Bright and Olly Grove underlined the hosts’ dominance based on the power of their pack at the Athletic Ground on Saturday.Neot enough: Hallett put Pirates aheadNottingham notch late drawNottingham 27, Cornish Pirates 27There was no let up to a scintillating weekend of Championship action with a 27-27 draw at Meadow Lane on Sunday.Despite dominating both possession and territory in the first half, the Green and Whites were unable to pull clear of the Cornishmen who held the upper hand after the break. It looked as if the visitors had done enough when Rob Elloway barged over with three minutes remaining, for the visitors’ third try. Keiran Hallett added the extras but Nottingham replacement Matt Jarvis kicked a last minute penalty to make it honours even.And finally, the GK IPA Championship takes another break as the second tier clubs return to British & Irish Cup action this weekend, continuing through for the next fortnight.
2019 Projects Area: 250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Design Team:Mara Aguilar, Alfonso Sodi, Gerardo Reyes RetanaEngineering:Alfonso Sodi, Gerardo Reyes Retana / BAAQ´Consultants:Mario Conde, Itzae Carrasco / COCA ArquitectosCity:Puerto EscondidoCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Edmund SumnerRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. The house sits on a rocky point, as a beacon to the sea, with two fronts towards the Pacific coast. The cross-shaped courtyard has four seven-meter-high volumes, with a pitched roof that frame views to the sea. The conceptual process started from the idea of defining two compositional axes, creating a cross-shaped patio that articulates the 4 volumes of the project. These volumes were key to achieve an adequate integration between the architecture and its immediate surrounding. The different angles in plan and section that configure the volumes were designed with the purpose of allowing the user to have ocean views from any room, and formally merge with the rocky landscape of the beach.Save this picture!© Edmund SumnerSave this picture!Save this picture!© Edmund SumnerThe architectural program is developed both inside and outside, looking for spatial and functional efficiency, where the core of the project takes place by the living areas, connecting the private areas through the central courtyard and the pool. In this way a simple, aesthetic and low maintenance house is achieved, with the capacity to accommodate up to 15 people. The volumes are made of concrete on its ground floor, in order to direct and frame the views to the south and east. On the first floor, the volumes are made up of wooden frame structures and palm bone wood on the outside, which is used as a traditional construction system in the vernacular houses on the coastal communities.Save this picture!© Edmund SumnerDue to weather conditions, the orientation of the palm bone and the use of mosquito nets, allows permeability and cross ventilation on the inside. In addition, the palm bone creates interesting shadows and transparencies during the day, and a contrast of lighting at night, perceiving it from afar as a lighthouse. The detached house sits on a popular beach where local families like to spend the day and so it was important to make it feel part of the site. The house doesn´t have any perimeter fencing or doors enclosing the courtyard to the beach. The strategy has resulted positively in both allowing the inhabitants direct contact with the beach, while visitors from the beach are welcomed to use the pool or terrace, something that happens periodically to the satisfaction of the owners. The house can be opened and shut quickly to facilitate its use as a vacation home. Save this picture!© Edmund SumnerSave this picture!Save this picture!© Edmund SumnerSave this picture!© Edmund SumnerNamed after a traditional song, Naila House honors Oaxaca, exploring new possibilities of how to inhabit the beach respecting the natural and social order of it, using materials from Oaxaca’s rural architecture. The palm bone skin, a technique traditionally used in informal beach huts, was adapted to provide a contemporary interpretation of vernacular construction techniques. Its usage brings transparency, permeability allowing cross ventilation and views to the outside without the need for windows. The floors made with clay and earth, provide thermal comfort for guests, and give interior spaces a natural look and freshness. As in Oaxacan culture, the kitchen plays an important role and the stove is built in clay in line with rural Oaxacan traditional housing.Save this picture!© Edmund SumnerSave this picture!Save this picture!© Edmund SumnerProject gallerySee allShow lessKristin Feireiss on the 40 Years of Aedes, Women Empowerment and the Future of Archi…ArticlesAIA Releases Design Strategies for Safer Schools post COVID-19Architecture News Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942259/naila-house-baaq Clipboard CopyHouses•Puerto Escondido, Mexico Houses Lead Architect: “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942259/naila-house-baaq Clipboard Manufacturers: Cemex, AutoCAD, Ave Fénix, Imperquimia, La Asunción, Sicartsa, Volteck Save this picture!© Edmund Sumner+ 20Curated by Clara Ott Share Photographs Alfonso Quiñones Photographs: Edmund Sumner Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Mexico Architects: BAAQ’ Area Area of this architecture project Year: ArchDaily Naila House / BAAQ’ Naila House / BAAQ’Save this projectSaveNaila House / BAAQ’ CopyAbout this officeBAAQ’OfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPuerto EscondidoOn FacebookMexicoPublished on June 24, 2020Cite: “Naila House / BAAQ'” [Casa Naila / BAAQ’] 24 Jun 2020. 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News Reporters Without Borders voiced alarm today at the Chinese government’s announced intention to close down all China-based websites and blogs that are not officially registered. The plan is all the more worrying as the government has also revealed that it has a new system for monitoring sites in real time and spotting those that fail to comply.”The Chinese authorities use this type of announcement above all to intimidate website operators and bloggers,” the press freedom organisation said. “The authorities also hope to push the most outspoken online sites to migrate abroad where they will become inaccessible to those inside China because of the Chinese filtering systems.”Reporters Without Borders added: “Those who continue to publish under their real names on sites hosted in China will either have to avoid political subjects or just relay the Communist Party’s propaganda. This decision will enable those in power to control online news and information much more effectively.”The new initiative was announced in a decree issued by the ministry for the information industry (MII) on 20 March, which said all China-based websites – commercial or otherwise – would have to register by 30 June, giving the complete identity of the persons responsible for the sites. According to the authorities, the aim is to control information that “endanger the country.”According to official figures, about 75 per cent of Chinese sites have already complied with the new procedure. The Russian news agency Interfax reported that the ministry subsequently announced that a new system called “Night Crawler” (Pa Chong, in Chinese) that allows the authorities to locate and block unregistered sites would get under away at the start of June.At the request of the authorities, the Telecom operators that host the biggest Chinese news portals informed their users that this procedure is obligatory. In May, many bloggers received e-mail messages telling them to register to avoid their blogs being declared illegal.A China-based blogger told Reporters Without Borders on condition of anonymity that the Shanghai police recently rendered his website inaccessible because it had not been registered. He then phoned the MII to ask what he had to do in order to register, and was told that in his case it was “not worth bothering” because “there was no chance of an independent blog getting permission to publish.” News News March 12, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders voiced alarm today at the Chinese government’s announced intention to close down all China-based websites and blogs that are not officially registered. The plan is all the more worrying as the government has also revealed that it has a new system for monitoring sites in real time and spotting those that fail to comply. Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes China’s Cyber Censorship Figures ChinaAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts News to go further Help by sharing this information China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison ChinaAsia – Pacific Organisation April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on China RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more June 6, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities declare war on unregistered websites and blogs
Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Receive email alerts News PakistanAsia – Pacific News Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the death of reporter Abdul Aziz of the newspaper Azadi (“Independent”) after being kidnapped by Taliban on 27 August in the Swat valley, in North-West Frontier Province. He was reportedly killed two days later during an air-strike by government forces on the Taliban camp where he was being held.“The Taliban are responsible for Aziz’s death because they kidnapped him and held him in one of their camps,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This tragedy highlights the very tough conditions journalists face when working in areas hit by fighting between the Taliban and the security forces.”The press freedom organisation added: “Journalists are the targets of violence and intimidation by all the belligerents in the Swat valley and the neighbouring Federally Administered Tribal Areas. We point out that, under the Geneva Conventions, combatants are obliged to protect civilians including journalists.”It was the Taliban who announced Aziz’s death. A Taliban chief, Shamsher Mullah, said Aziz was killed as a result of an air-strike on the camp by government forces. An editor of the Azadi staff, Mumtaz Buneri, confirmed to Reporters Without Borders that Aziz was found dead in a Taliban detention centre in Peochar.The Pakistani military denied that Aziz was killed during the air-strike. Local journalists told Reporters Without Borders that Aziz’s body bore no signs of bullet or shrapnel wounds, and that he appeared to have been killed by the force of an explosion because blood had flowed from his nose, ears and mouth.Aged 33, Aziz went to Peochar to talk to Taliban leaders there and to ask why they had blacklisted him. “His name was on the Taliban list of people to be killed because he was a brave journalist who criticised Islamist militants,” Buneri said.Reporters Without Borders is very worried about the fact that the dangers for journalists are growing not only in the Swat valley but also in Bajaur and North Waziristan, in the adjoining Tribal Areas.As a result of a military offensive in Bajaur, almost all the local journalists working there have been forced to leave the area since the start of August, along with tens of thousands of civilians, in order to escape the fighting.Speaking on condition of anonymity, a national daily correspondent who is holed up in the district of Dir said: “We could not leave our homes and it was impossible to contact anyone to get information. The Taliban have it in for us because they were used to intimidating us to get us to report what they said. When we learned that 10 Taliban had been killed, they made us say only one was killed. When the Taliban said they had killed 20 soldiers and we asked for proof, they refused to give us any (…) And their leaders used to interrogate us when our newspapers referred to them as Taliban. They portray themselves as God’s fighters, as mujahideen.”Journalists working for news agencies and foreign media have been banned from North Waziristan. The ban, announced on 26 August by Ahmadullah Ahmadi, the spokesman of Taliban chief Hafiz Gul Bahadur, came at time when several news media wanted to do reports on the area in the run-up to the anniversary of 9/11.“These people are dangerous for Islam, Muslims and the country,” Ahmadi said. “But the Taliban warmly salutes journalists who are patriotic and loyal to Islam and Muslims. Those who work for agents of espionage under the cover of journalism will be severely punished.” September 1, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist killed in Swat valley, situation getting worse in Bajaur and North Waziristan as well to go further January 28, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information Reporter Abdul Aziz of the newspaper Azadi (“Independent”) was killed after being kidnapped by Taliban on 27 August in the Swat valley, in North-West Frontier Province. Reporters Without Borders points out that, under the Geneva Conventions, combatants are obliged to protect civilians including journalists. RSF_en April 21, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Pakistan News PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Organisation Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire
Facebook Advertisement Previous articleCall for tolls to be removed at Limerick TunnelNext articleMore than 100 children waiting over a year for speech therapy David Raleigh DESPITE being stymied due to Covid-19 restrictions, Limerick’s Share A Dream Foundation has pledged to continue helping Ireland’s most vulnerable children, following the death of its founder, after a local garda today presented the charity with €40,000 from a mammoth mountain climb. — COVID-19 — “With Ciara and Dad passing away it was a double whammy, but with Covid we are leaving Dreamland closed for the next month or so, and we’ll see how the guidelines go. The problem that I have is that Dreamland is really interactive, kids play together, and they put on uniforms and so on, so we are trying to manage that,” he explained.“One of the big things is, the kids that the Foundation helps would have underlying conditions, and they wouldn’t be in top health, so they have to be watched even more carefully, so there is a lot to it at the moment.”A “number of ideas” are being considered for its much anticipated re-opening.“Maybe we could look at individual families coming and give them the use of the centre, or individual schools benefiting from it, rather than immediately opening it up to the public.”“Dad left it in good condition, and what Ken has done has bolstered it again, so there is definitely no plan to close down or anything like that, we are definitely going forward.” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash The Share A Dream charity is still reeling from the deaths of its manger Ciara Brolly last May, and founder Shay Kinsella last July, when both died from cancer.Last month, Garda Ken McDonald humped a 26kg rowing machine up Carrauntoohil, rowed 10km on the summit, carried the machine back down the mountain again, and was joined all the way by Garda Commissioner, Drew Harris.McDonald was behind the construction of the country’s first ever children’s garda station at the charity’s ‘Dreamland’, a unique centre in Limerick where non-able bodied kids and their able-bodied friends and siblings are facilitated in inclusive play.Last year the facility was smashed up by raiders who robbed the premises on two separate occasions, and today Garda McDonald presented the centre with a €40,000 cheque raised from the climb.“I promised Shay that I would raise €30,000 to repair the damage caused after two break-ins, and I pledged that I would climb Ireland’s highest peak, and row 10400m to raise the money, and today I returned to Dreamland and handed over a cheque for €40,000 outside the garda station that I built,” Garda McDonald said.The presentation ceremony was “bittersweet” for all those who shared in the garda’s dream.He added: “I am delighted to have fulfilled my promise for Share A Dream, and I’m saddened that Shay was not here to accept the cheque, but I’m also happy to know that his son John and the team at Dreamland will continue his amazing work.”John Kinsella confirmed that, while Dreamland is presently stymied from operating under Covid-19 restrictions, it will continue making fulfilling dream days and events for Ireland’s most vulnerable children.“For the last few months of his life Dad was focussed on Ken and the climb and how brilliant he was raising money in such tough times, and Ken had struck up a big relationship with Dad as well, so it was great to see what Ken has done and how much he had raised, but there was a sad tinge today that Dad wasn’t here to see it,” Mr Kinsella said. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Print TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostShare A Dream Linkedin Twitter LimerickNewsShare A Dream Foundation pledges to continue helping most vulnerable children after Garda raises €40,000 from mammoth mountain climb fundraiser, despite threat from Covid-19By David Raleigh – September 7, 2020 225 Donations to the garda’s fundraiser will be accepted until September 7 via www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/11382942_kenneth-mc-donald-s-page.html Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live 04/09/2020Garda Ken McDonald pictured with the rowing machine (weight 30kg) which he carried up Carrauntoohil and rowed 10,400 kms which is 10 times the height on the mountain. In doing so he gathered €40,000 for The Share A Dream Foundation.Pictured here at Dreamland, Limerick presenting a cheque to Una Brolly and John Kinsella, son of Share A Dream Founder, Shay Kinsella.Pic: Press 22 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival
Previous articlePairwise Raises $90 Million to Bring New Varieties of Fruits and Vegetables to MarketNext articleFauci warns against Super Bowl parties to avoid virus spread Digital AIM Web Support Facebook TAGS Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Prominent HR Industry Veteran Joins PTO Genius as Senior Partner and Chief Revenue Officer MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– PTO Genius, an HR technology startup headquartered in Miami, Florida has announced that Michael Viola, Co-Founder of Oasis Outsourcing and HR industry veteran, has joined its leadership team as a Senior Partner and Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Mr. Viola will lead all revenue producing initiatives and be tasked with aligning company resources to deliver on revenue performance goals. “PTO Genius sits at the forefront of one of the most exciting new HR technology products in our lifetime, the ability for employees to reimagine what they do with their PTO,” said Viola. “I believe PTO Genius has significant potential to continue to reshape the future of HR technology and I look forward to working with the incredibly talented team to accelerate innovation and create value for our clients and their employees.” Prior to joining PTO Genius, Mr. Viola was a Co-Founder and Chief Sales Officer for Oasis Outsourcing. At Oasis, he built a national sales organization of 175 professionals based out of 40 offices, generating net sales of $300 million with 9,000 clients, and some 300,000 Worksite Employees to become the largest privately held PEO in North America. Before joining Oasis, Mr. Viola was a Sales Leader at Paychex and had a successful career in banking serving as Vice President of Corporate Banking for both Citicorp and Suntrust. “We’re incredibly excited and fortunate for the opportunity to work with Mike. His experience and leadership will be fundamental to the growth of PTO Genius as we continue to reimagine paid time off,” said Ulises I. Orozco, Co-Founder of PTO Genius. “It’s the first of a series of exciting key additions we plan on making this year to strengthen our team.” About PTO Genius PTO Genius is an AI-powered HR software suite that helps companies increase productivity and lower expenses associated with accrued PTO by proactively surfacing good times for employees to take off and making it easy to convert extra PTO to fund vacations, pay down student loans, contribute to retirement, or cover emergency expenses. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005106/en/ CONTACT: Adam P. Gordon (404) 246-2400 [email protected] KEYWORD: FLORIDA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OTHER TECHNOLOGY TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE HUMAN RESOURCES SOURCE: PTO Genius Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 09:38 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 09:38 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005106/en Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Twitter Pinterest Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp
Kameleon007/iStockBy ALEX STONE, ALEXANDER MALLIN and MATT GUTMAN, ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — Since the beginning of COVID-19-related stay-at-home orders, police and advocacy groups across the country have warned that domestic violence calls could increase with people being cooped up at home, tempers more likely to flare, abusers more likely to lash out.And although data in a few of America’s largest cities initially suggests otherwise, multiple agencies told ABC News that may be an even bigger reason for concern.“We’re having 10 fewer crime reports each day for instances of domestic violence,” Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore said. “That’s going in the wrong direction with what we believe is actually happening behind closed doors.”Calls related to domestic violence in LA declined 18% from March 19 through April 15 compared with the same period in 2019, according to LAPD data provided to ABC News. Cases also declined in San Francisco.Other cities including San Diego, Anaheim, Burbank and Santa Rose have reported little change, while calls in Fresno County spiked in March but declined into April.Nationwide, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., reported lower overall violent crime numbers during stay-at-home orders, but it’s unclear exactly how many of those were related to domestic violence.In New York City, even with a record number of officers calling in sick during the COVID-19 outbreak in March, Commissioner Dermot Shea said “domestic violence is an extremely high priority for all members of the New York City Police Department.”Back in California, officials told ABC News they believe domestic violence is increasing but the abused are stuck at home with their abusers and can’t alert authorities.Rebecca Levenso, a police consultant on domestic violence, said that for victims their “world has gotten a whole lot smaller” and that they’re “hyper vulnerable” because of technology.“With home cameras, you literally can’t do anything,” she added. “The abuser can check which websites you were on and check your phone.”MORE: Rihanna, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey donate $4.2M to combat quarantine-induced domestic violencePolice said that’s resulted in fewer calls, which Los Angeles County is combatting with “Behind Closed Doors,” a campaign aimed at helping abuse victims too scared to seek help.Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a program this month to put domestic violence victims in hotels during shelter-in-place orders rather than return them to homes where they were abused. Garcetti highlighted the work of Rihanna and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who have paid for hotels, food and counseling for victims of domestic abuse.“I am very alarmed by what appears to be a dramatic decrease in reported crimes involving our most vulnerable,” Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer said on Friday.Feuer and L.A. County District Attorney Jackie Lacey are leading the program that will put signs up in grocery stores and other places where abuse victims may see them to know they can reach out without their abuser knowing. One option might be texting 911 instead of calling.The “Behind Closed Doors” campaign also is calling on delivery drivers, landscapers, postal workers and others in Los Angeles County who might see signs of abuse at homes to contract police.“With this unprecedented situation,” said Feuer, adding that children and the elderly also may be at risk, “there are some under-discussed consequences.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. NewsOn 1 May 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article This month’s newsWhitty drive Lord Whitty, the minister responsible for health and safety at work, hashinted at stricter measures on occupational health. He told a major Londonconference attended by employers, industry bodies and trade unions that”those who make decisions based on risk know they cannot expect an easyride”. Resin research Research giant TWI is to investigate the possible harmful effects of epoxyresins used in adhesives, coatings and sealants. Reported effects includephoto-sensitisation, and skin, eye, nose and throat sensitisation. sm[email protected] [email protected] guide TUC guidance on working with chemicals sets out six “essentialrights” for safety reps. The rights are to: be trained; be informed; beconsulted; be involved in decisions; investigate and inspect, and representwork colleagues. www.tuc.org.ukOH intranet Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, has set up an occupational health intranet sitefor its 8000 UK staff. Employees will be able to book appointments with companyphysiotherapists, chiropodists and opticians, as well as download healthinformation. Keep it internal Employers should give preference to internal staff for advice on health andsafety, government guidance has confirmed. The advice comes in the new ApprovedCode of Practice to accompany the revised Management of Health and Safety atWork Regulations 1999. www.hse.gov.uk; copies from 01787 881165 Hand-held advice Hand-arm vibration syndrome comes under the spotlight in a new publicationfrom independent company Scriptographic. It offers training guidance on how touse hand-held tools. [email protected] Downs chair OH consultant Peter Mattison has been appointed chair of the Mid Downs Groupof OH Nurses. Mattison has experience with construction giant Costain, and inthe public sector at Guy’s Hospital and in local government. Welsh health plan The Welsh Assembly has launched a health promotion strategy after a reviewof public health highlighted problems. Promoting Health and Well Being isavailable from the Health Promotion Division, National Assembly for Wales,Ffynnon-las, Cardiff CF14 5DZ Hazards bus tour A promotional HSC bus toured construction sites in Scotland and the north ofEngland last month showing how to avoid hazards at work. The mobile exhibitionwas put together by the HSC’s Construction Industry Advisory Committee as partof the Working Well Together campaign. www.wwt.uk.comWoodwork guide The HSE has produced guidance for the woodworking industry on how to reduceinjuries caused by manual handling. Nearly a third of injuries reported to theHSE are caused by poor handling practices. www.open.gov.uk/hse/press/press.htmClaims aid dries up Legal aid for compensation claims arising from workplace accidents is toend, the Government has said. Claimants with limited resources will have torely on solicitors with “no win, no fee” deals. Schools safety risk Devolved budgets for schools increase the risk of injury to staff andpupils, Bill Walker of Zurich Municipal told the conference of the RegionalEducation Safety Officers Group last month. He said the Fair Funding scheme createsuncertainty over whether the school or the LEA is responsible for health andsafety. Prep pilot One in 10 nurses will have their post-registration education and practiceaudited from April next year – 60,000 nurses on the UKCC register. Glasgow CaledonianUniversity lecturer Helen Gough said the 10 per cent will need to give evidenceof their learning and relevance of this to their work on specially developedforms. Summer survey OH nurses in Scotland were urged to complete a survey of their work when itis sent out this summer. Dr Bernice West, director at Robert Gordon University,said that the survey would help to give a voice to the scope of the OH nurses’professional practice. Public health Chief nursing officer of the Scottish health executive Anne Jarvie tolddelegates that nurses would have to change their way of working in publichealth. She said the OH strategy was aimed at supporting and promoting healthin the NHS in Scotland. National service The motion: “Should there be a national OH service in the newmillennium?”, was won by a clear majority at the close of the conference.Speakers for the motion argued that it should be different from the NHS modeland could be funded through the national insurance contributions.