Greece stalls on bailout loan

first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Monday 11 October 2010 8:26 pm KCS-content Greece stalls on bailout loan Sharecenter_img whatsapp Greece is discussing prolonging the repayment of a €110bn (£96bn) EU/IMF bailout deal, finance minister George Papaconstantinou told Greek Skai television yesterday.“It is an ongoing discussion, there is no decision but this is completely different from the issue of restructuring of the Greek debt,” Papaconstantinou said.The International Monetary Fund said on Sunday that bailout loans to Greece could be stretched out or replaced if refinancing worries lingered in markets, but it currently has no concrete plans to do so. “This discussion has started because everybody sees that for two specific years – 2014 and 2015 – the state goes suddenly from paying off €40bn to €50bn a year to €70bn,” Papaconstantinou told Skai’s News Files show.Papaconstantinou said Greece had not officially asked for such an extension. “If at one point the decision is taken it must come as a reward for the good work we’re doing and not because we could not achieve our targets, because then it would send the wrong message to markets,” he said.The IMF spokeswoman said there were no concrete plans at this time for such moves because of recent improvements in investor sentiment toward Greece. Papaconstantinou also said this year’s budget deficit would reach about eight per cent of GDP from about 14 per cent last year. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times More From Our Partners Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Tags: NULLlast_img read more

CTT vs UCC ECS T10 Barcelona 2020 LIVE: Dream 11 Catalunya…

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CTT vs UCC ECS T10 Barcelona 2020 LIVE: Dream 11 Catalunya Tigers CC vs United CC Girona Dream11 Team Prediction, Team Squads, Match Prediction, CTT vs UCC at 4:30 PM IST October 20 Tuesday Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoCapital One ShoppingThis hack can uncover JOANN discounts you don’t know aboutCapital One ShoppingUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoHere some cricket fantasy tips to make your own team for Dream11 ECS T10 Barcelona 2020 LIVE (CTT vs UCC Dream11 Team Prediction)ECS T10 Barcelona 2020 LIVE: CTT vs UCC Dream11 Team PredictionECS T10 Barcelona 2020 LIVE Match DetailsMatch: Catalunya Tigers CC vs United CC Girona (CTT vs UCC)Date: Oct 20 2020Time: 4:30 PM IST, Live on FancodeECS T10 Barcelona 2020 LIVE Streaming detailsECS T10 Barcelona 2020 will be streamed on the Fancode App in india and worldwide on the European Cricket Network’s YouTube channel.Also Read: Dream11 ECS T10 Barcelona 2020 Live: All you need to know Full schedule, squads ,date, India timings and live streaming details, ResultsECS T10 Barcelona 2020 CTT vs UCC Probable Playing XIsCatalunya Tigers CC:Umair Aftab, Davinder Singh Kaur, Jamshad Afzal, Tahir Ilyas (wk), Zulqarnain Haider, Samar Shamshad, Razaqat Ali, Muhammad Kashif, Ghulam Sarwar (C), Muhammad Zeeshan, Hardeep Singh.United CC Girona: Mirza Imtiaz Asghar, Muhammad Sheraz, Hikmat Khan, Aziz Mohammad Babarkrkhail, Khalid Ahmadi, Muhammad Ehsan, Muhammad Shabbir, Rajwinder Singh, Suleman Akhtar Lodhi, Sheroz Ahmed Amar Shakoor Jan.ECS T10 Barcelona 2020 CTT vs UCC My Dream11 TeamMuhammad Ehsan (captain), Davinder Singh Kaur (vice-captain), Sumair Safdar Khan, Ghulam Sarwar, Zulqarnain Haider, Syed Faisal Hussain, Tahir Ilyas, Mirza Imtiaz Asghar, Khalid Ahmadi, Aziz Mohammad Babarkrkhail, Muhammad ZeeshanECS T10 Barcelona 2020 CTT vs UCC full squadsCatalunya Tigers CC:Muhammad Zeeshan, Hardeep Singh, Musadaq Mubarak, Mustansar Iqbal, Ali Sarmad, Shahzaib Akram, Zain-Ul-Abiddin, Naveed Ahmad, Ghulam Dastgeer, Asim Ashraf, Muhammad Ilyas, Asad Ali, Muhammad Amir Raza, Jamshad Afzal, Umair Aftab, Davinder Singh Kaur, Sufian Ansar, Samar Shamshad, Tahir Ilyas, Zulqarnain Haider, Razaqat Ali, Muhammad Kashif, Ghulam Sarwar, Gurwinder Singh SidhuUnited CC Girona: Harvinder Singh, Paramvir Singh, Sachin, Imran Ishaque Shahid, Shakil Ahmed, Muhammad Shakeel, Adil Ali, Mirza Basharat Aziz, Mirza Asim Maqbool, Tarandeep Singh Pannu, Muhammad Amir Jafri, Abid Mahboob, Muhammad Ehsan, Aamar Shakoor, Mirza Imtiaz Asghar, Muhammad Shabbir, Aziz Mohammad Babarkrkhail, Khalid Ahmadi, Raja Umer Abbas, Sumair Safdar Khan, Kamran Muhammad, Syed Faisal Hussain, Shafat Ali Syed, Muhammad Sheraz, Hikmat Khan, Rajwinder Singh, Suleman Akhtar Lodhi, Sheroz Ahmed PSL 2021 Playoffs Live: How to watch PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE streaming in your country, India Football Facebook Twitter Football Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Football CTT vs UCC ECS T10 Barcelona 2020 LIVE: Dream 11 Catalunya Tigers CC vs United CC Girona Dream11 Team Prediction, Team Squads, Match Prediction, CTT vs UCC at 4:30 PM IST October 20 TuesdayECS T10 Barcelona 2020 LIVE between Catalunya Tigers CC vs United CC Girona CTT vs UCC Dream11 Team Prediction). 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National Salt Company Nigeria Plc ( Q12012 Interim Report

first_imgNational Salt Company Nigeria Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about National Salt Company Nigeria Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Salt Company Nigeria Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (  2012 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileNational Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON) manufactures and markets a range of edible salt for industrial use and iodine-fortified kitchen salt for domestic use in Nigeria. By-products from the salt refining process include fine (butter) salt used to make biscuits and confectionary products; and granulated kitchen salt and industrial salt. The company has factories located in Oregun, Apapa and Port Harcourt and installed capacity of 400 000 tonnes per annum for 25-50 kilogram bags of salt and 100 000 tonnes per annum for salt sachets. Salt products for domestic use are marketed under the brand name Annapurna and Dangote. Annapurna is a brand name owned by West Africa Popular Foods (WAPF) as a joint venture between the former NASCON and Unilever Nigeria Plc. The company was established in 1973 and formerly known as National Salt Company of Nigeria Plc. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. National Salt Company Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Pittance Chamber Music’s ‘Modern Beauty’ Concert of Contemporary Repertoire Featuring Pianist Gloria Cheng

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Events Previews Pittance Chamber Music’s ‘Modern Beauty’ Concert of Contemporary Repertoire Featuring Pianist Gloria Cheng Modern Beauty is a concert of contemporary repertoire featuring GRAMMY and EMMY-winning pianist Gloria Cheng with members of the LA Opera Orchestra STAFF REPORT Published on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | 1:23 pm Subscribe Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Gloria Cheng Photo credit: Lefteris PhotographyPittance Chamber Music presents Modern Beauty, inviting you to experience the beauty of modern music via the artistry of GRAMMY and EMMY-winning pianist Gloria Cheng, one of today’s most respected and revered interpreters of contemporary repertoire. Cheng has been lauded in the Washington Post, New York Times and LA Weekly for her “breathtaking”, “exhilarating” and “broadly expressive” performances. For this Pittance Chamber Music concert, Cheng teams up with members of the LA Opera Orchestra: Jennifer Cullinan, Oboe; Donald Foster, Clarinet, and Judith Farmer, Bassoon, for a transcendent evening of favorite chamber music pieces by composers with whom she has collaborated – including Billy Childs, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Steven Stucky, Fang Man, Kay Rhie and Gernot Wolfgang. Modern Beauty takes place on Sunday, April 5, 7:30 p.m. at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music.The program includes the world premiere of Gernot Wolfgang’s Decisions for Oboe and Piano as well as works by women composers: Fang Man’s That raindrops have hastened the falling flowers – in memory of Steven Stucky and Interlude by Kay Rhie. Also on the program is Trio for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon by Witold Lutoslawski, Iscrizione by Esa-Pekka Salonen, Sonata for Bassoon and Piano by Billy Childs and Meditation and Dance for Clarinet and Piano by the late Steven Stucky.Gernot Wolfgang’s Decisions for Oboe and Piano was written for oboist Cullinan and is a probing piece that raises more questions than it answers. Written in three movements entitled This – Or That?, Where To? and Case Closed?, the work presents a musical exploration of various stages in a decision-making process.According to Pittance Chamber Music Artistic Director Lisa Sutton, “The creation of the Modern Beauty program was a collaborative effort between all the performers involved. We wanted to feature composers with whom Gloria Cheng had a personal connection and to showcase each woodwind instrument. The Lutoslawski Trio features the woodwind ensemble and establishes the connection to Steven Stucky (the foremost authority on Lutoslawski) and subsequently Esa-Pekka Salonen, Fang Man and Kay Rhie. Stucky’s Meditation and Dance features clarinetist Donald Foster; Gernot Wolfgang’s Decisions for Oboe and Piano features oboist Jennifer Cullinan (for whom the piece is written) and Billy Childs’ Sonata for Bassoon and Piano features bassoonist Judith Farmer. Gernot Wolfgang is no stranger to Pittance audiences, who loved his work Road Signs (performed during our 2018 season) and we are excited and honored to premiere this new work. Billy Childs is well-known in the world of jazz, but what is less known is that he has written a number of chamber music works. Interestingly, both Cheng and Farmer both proposed doing his Sonata for Bassoon and Piano independent of one another. And so, with this final accord, the program was complete.”GRAMMY and EMMY-winning pianist Gloria Cheng has long been devoted to a process of creative collaboration, having worked with internationally acclaimed composers such as John Adams, Terry Riley, Thomas Adès and the late Steven Stucky. Cheng has appeared as a soloist with the LA Philharmonic, and as a recitalist on their Green Umbrella Series. She has performed at the Ojai Festival (first appearing there in 1984 with Pierre Boulez), the Chicago Humanities Festival, the William Kapell Festival and the Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music. Cheng has inspired and premiered many compositions, including Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Dichotomie, which is dedicated to her. She received a GRAMMY for her 2009 recording, Piano Music of Salonen, Stucky and Lutoslawski, and a nomination for her 2013 disc, The Edge of Light: Messiaen/Saariaho. Ms. Cheng’s film, MONTAGE: Great Film Composers and the Piano – documenting the recording of works composed for her by Bruce Broughton, Don Davis, Alexandre Desplat, Michael Giacchino, Randy Newman and John Williams – aired on PBS SoCal and captured the 2018 Los Angeles Area EMMY Award for Independent Programming. Her most recent disc, Garlands for Steven Stucky, is a star-studded tribute to the late composer by 32 of his friends and former students. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Stanford University, Cheng studied in Paris on a Woolley Scholarship and earned graduate degrees from UCLA and USC, where she studied with Aube Tzarko and John Perry. Cheng is currently on the faculty at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, where she has created courses and programs designed to unite performers, composers and scholars.Jennifer Cullinan is a member of the LA Opera Orchestra and the Santa Barbara Symphony. She has also performed with the LA Philharmonic, the LA Chamber Orchestra, the Pasadena Symphony, and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Jennifer holds degrees from the University of Colorado, the University of Southern California, and the Colburn School of Music, and has been a multiple fellowship recipient at the Aspen Music Festival and School. She has performed chamber music on a variety of local series including Camerata Pacifica, Chamber Music Palisades, LACMA Sundays Live, and the South Bay Chamber Music Society. Jennifer is currently a member of the faculty at the University of California Santa Barbara and the Pasadena Conservatory of Music.Donald Foster is one of Southern California’s most active musicians, serving as Principal Clarinet in the Pasadena Symphony and Santa Barbara Symphony, and Second Clarinet in the LA Opera Orchestra. Foster is a frequent auxiliary/substitute musician with the LA Philharmonic and San Diego Symphony and can be heard often as part of the Jacaranda Chamber Music Series in Santa Monica. A busy studio musician, Don has been featured on numerous soundtracks for motion pictures and television. He became John Williams’ Principal Clarinet in Los Angeles when he performed on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. He received screen credit for his solo work on Williams’ Oscar-nominated score to The Book Thief and, more recently, played for the latest Star Wars movie, Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker. Prior to working in Los Angeles, Don served as Principal Clarinet with the Philharmonie der Nationen based in Hamburg, Germany. While with the Philharmonie he performed in over 250 concerts in virtually every major city in Europe. He has also served as Principal Clarinet of the Colorado Music Festival, in Boulder, Colorado and has performed in Central America with his reed trio Trianche, a featured ensemble for the Costa Rica Music Festival. Don holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California, where he studied with Yehuda Gilad and Michele Zukovsky. He has received fellowships from both the Tanglewood and Aspen Music Festivals, the latter of which he attended for four consecutive summers. Don is currently Associate Professor of Music at Moreno Valley College in the Riverside Community College District and divides his time between residences in Palm Springs and downtown Los Angeles.GRAMMY nominee Judith Farmer was Principal Bassoon of the Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Camerata Academica Salzburg under Sandor Vegh. Critics have described her playing as “impeccable” (American Record Guide), “masterly” (Fanfare) and “brilliant” (Kronenzeitung, Austria). She has appeared as a soloist at the Salzburg Festival and has participated in chamber music festivals in Prussia Cove (UK), Martha’s Vineyard, MA and La Jolla, CA. Ms. Farmer has performed as guest Associate Principal Bassoon with the LA Philharmonic, and is currently a member of the LA Opera Orchestra and the Pasadena Symphony. An active studio musician, she has played on more than 200 motion picture scores and has recorded with artists such as Daft Punk, Josh Groban, Billy Childs, Barbra Streisand and Neil Young. Judith Farmer is on the faculty at the University of Southern California where she teaches bassoon and chamber music.Among the most extraordinary musicians in the world are those you seldom see – the musicians of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra. Founder and Artistic Director Lisa Sutton, who also happens to be the Assistant Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, formed Pittance Chamber Music in 2013 to shine the spotlight on these remarkable yet invisible artists, bringing them from the pit to the stage to perform in small ensembles, hence the name Pittance. Pittance Chamber Music utilizes a roster of artists drawn from a large pool of talent including members of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra as well as Los Angeles Opera resident vocalists, resulting in a unique variety of repertoire not often heard together in one program.Single tickets are $35; Seniors $20; Student Rush $10 (at the door only). Tickets are available online at or at the venue on the day of the concert if tickets remain. The Pasadena Conservatory of Music is located at 100 North Hill Avenue in Pasadena. 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Hundreds gather for removal of Jason Corbett

first_imgPrint Facebook Linkedin Email Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up HUNDREDS of mourners have gathered to pay their respects to the family of Limerick man Jason Corbett after the 39-year-old father of two was killed in the US earlier this month.Survived by his parents Rita and John, children Jack and Sarah, brothers John, Michael, Stephen, Christopher and Wayne, sisters Tracey and Marilyn, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, other relatives and his many friends, the remains of Jason were removed from Cross’s funeral home this Tuesday evening and brought to Our Lady Queen of Peace church near his former family home in Janesboro.Large crowds walked behind the cortege as it made its way through the city with Jason’s remains flanked in the hearse by “Daddy” and “Son” floral tributes.The 39-year-old father of two was found with fatal head injuries at his home in Panther Creek Court, Wallburg in North Carolina on August 2 last.His children Jack and Sarah arrived back in Ireland last Saturday following a protracted legal battle between their American step mother Molly Martens and their paternal aunt Tracy Lynch who were both seeking custody of the children.Jason’s American wife and her father Thomas Martens a retired FBI agent have been named by police as persons of interest in the investigation into the death of Jason Corbett but no formal arrests have been made.In a message posted on Facebook at the weekend after Jack and Sarah Corbett arrived back to Ireland, their guardian and aunt Tracey Lynch said:“There are no words to adequately express my heartfelt gratitude to all who have given messages of support, love, donations, offers of places to stay and prayers on both sides of the Atlantic.“Jack and Sarah are happily settled at home with their cousins and family. I am so privileged and honoured to have such amazing people in Limerick who supported me and my family and loved J (Jason) so dearly. I can never repay your kindness,” she wrote.Jason Corbett will be laid to rest this Wednesday at Castlemungret Cemetery alongside his first wife Margaret Fitzpatrick Corbett who predeceased the Limerick man in 2006.Two white doves are to be released at the graveside to symbolise the reuniting of Jason and Mags. Advertisementcenter_img WhatsApp Twitter NewsBreaking newsHundreds gather for removal of Jason CorbettBy Staff Reporter – August 25, 2015 614 Previous articleLimerick’s AMCS poised for international growthNext articleGarda seek help finding missing Limerick teen Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

Two deaths in the workplace recorded in Donegal last year

first_img Google+ Two deaths in the workplace recorded in Donegal last year Previous articleGardai welcome dramatic drop in road fatalities in Donegal in 2011Next articleAppeal after reports of Derry indecent assault News Highland Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme center_img Twitter By News Highland – January 4, 2012 Newsx Adverts 55 people died at the workplace last year – an increase of 15 percent on 2010’s figures.During 2011 – 22 people working in Agriculture were killed – down from 25 the previous year.There were two recorded work place deaths in Donegal in 2011 – a 37 year-old fisherman died after falling over board at sea while a 37 year-old technician was killed when his van was in collision with another vehicle.The Health and Safety Authority’s launched an awareness campaign – aimed at encouraging farmers to stop taking risks. Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released WhatsApp Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

Centre Notifies Arbitration & Conciliation (Amendment) Act 2021

first_imgNews UpdatesCentre Notifies Arbitration & Conciliation (Amendment) Act 2021 Akshita Saxena12 March 2021 1:50 AMShare This – xThe Central Government has notified the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2021. It replaces an Ordinance and is deemed to have come into force on 4th November, 2020. The legislation was passed by the Lok Sabha on February 12, 2021, and by the Rajya Sabha on March 10, 2021. It seeks to amend the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 so as to (i) enable automatic stay…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Central Government has notified the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2021. It replaces an Ordinance and is deemed to have come into force on 4th November, 2020. The legislation was passed by the Lok Sabha on February 12, 2021, and by the Rajya Sabha on March 10, 2021. It seeks to amend the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 so as to (i) enable automatic stay on awards if it is prima facie satisfied that the relevant arbitration agreement or contract/ making of the award was induced by fraud or corruption and (ii) omit Schedule VIII of the Act and specify by regulations the qualifications, experience and norms for accreditation of arbitrators. The legislation is seen as an attempt to make India a hub of international commercial arbitration. Many members of the Parliament appreciated the initiative to omit Schedule VIII (that specifies certain qualifications, experience, and accreditation norms for arbitrators) as it will attract eminent international arbitrators to the country and help in promoting institutional arbitration in India. Some members however opposed the provision for automatic stay, remarking that it is a redundant amendment as Section 34(2)(b) of the Act already covers agreements induced by fraud/ corruption. Members also expressed apprehensions that the provision may be misused by the losing party to delay the litigation, by making false allegations of corruption/ fraud, thereby defeating the very purpose of alternate dispute redressal mechanism. Significantly, the provision for automatic stay shall be deemed effective from October 23, 2015. Some members apprehend that retrospective application of the amendment may open floodgates of litigation. The Government on the other hand claims that amendment to Section 36 of the Act, despite use of words Fraud/ corruption in Section 34, was necessary as the latter does not provide for an “automatic stay” of the award. It also clarified that the said stay on the award shall not be unlimited but will operate only till disposal of application for setting aside under Section 34 of the Act, by the Court. Moreover, parties may file an appeal for setting aside such stay. As per the statement of objects annexed to the Bill: “In order to address the issue of corrupt practices in securing contracts or arbitral awards, a need was felt to ensure that all the stakeholder parties get an opportunity to seek unconditional stay of enforcement of arbitral awards, where the underlying arbitration agreement or contract or making of the arbitral award is induced by fraud or corruption. Also to promote India as a hub of international commercial arbitration by attracting eminent arbitrators to the country, it was also felt necessary to omit the Eighth Schedule of the Act. In the light of above circumstances, it has become necessary further to amend the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996.” Click Here To Download Notification Read NotificationNext Storylast_img read more

Be prepared for sweltering temperatures this weekend

first_img Your weather news is made possible with support from: ITHACA, N.Y. — If you are working outside, headed to GrassRoots, or spending time outdoors this weekend, be prepared for very hot weather. Between the air temperature and humidity, it could feel as high as 110 degrees Friday and Saturday.According to the National Weather Service, a heatwave is expected to hit Central New York and Northeast Pennsylvania. An “excessive heat watch” has been issued. The maximum heat index is predicted to be as high as 110 degrees in Ithaca on Friday and Saturday. The air temperature is predicted to be around 94 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Binghamton, but combined with humidity, it will feel between 100 and 110 degrees.For the curious, the NWS defines heat index in more detail here.With such high temperatures, there is an increased risk for heat exhaustion and heat stroke, especially for the young, elderly, people in poor health and people who are outdoors for long periods of time. The Tompkins County Health Department has offered some tips and resources to be prepared.The following tips and information come directly from the Tompkins County Health Department: Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connor Kelsey O’Connor Tagged: heat, heat index, ithaca, tompkins county, tompkins county health department, weather Drink plenty of water – 2 to 4 glasses per hour, depending on level of activityLimit strenuous outdoor activities during the hottest part of the day (between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.)Prevent sunburn by applying sunscreen if you must be outside (SPF 15 or higher)Wear loose, lightweight and light-colored clothingAvoid alcohol, caffeine and sugary drinks that cause dehydrationTake a cool shower or go swimmingWear a ventilated hat, such as straw or meshNever leave children or pets alone in vehiclesGo to air-conditioned spaces such as a mall, library, or community centerUse caution with electric fans; they create air flow and a sense of comfort, but do not lower body temperature.Who is Most at Risk? Infants and children up to four years of age, people 65 years of age and older, people who are overweight, and people who are ill, have chronic medical conditions and/ or on certain medications.Know the warning signs of heat-related illness. Check out our Preparedness Page.Every heat-related illness and death is preventable! You can help prevent heat-related illnesses and deaths by checking on people in your community during periods of extreme heat and, if needed, offering to drive them to an air-conditioned location. A/C is the number one protective factor against heat-related illness and death, according to the CDC. Be Familiar with the Signs and Symptoms of Heat-Related IllnessHeatstroke is the most serious. Signs and symptoms include an extremely high body temperature above 103 degrees; hot, dry, red skin; rapid pulse; loss of alertness; confusion; rapid and shallow breathing and unconsciousness. Heatstroke is a medical emergency and you should call 911 immediately.Heat exhaustion is a milder form of heat-related illness and is characterized by heavy sweating, paleness, muscle cramps, tiredness, weakness, dizziness, headache, nausea and vomiting, cool clammy skin, fainting.If you see someone showing these symptoms, move the person to a cool place, loosen their clothes and apply cool, wet cloths.Additional links:For general information: Weather Service heat safety tips: Cross heat safety tips: How to prepare for emergencies.National Weather Service Ithaca forecast page: last_img read more

Former bank teller says her ‘heart was racing’ during Catt family heist and she was ‘scared’ for co-workers

first_imgABC(KATY, Texas) — As Abby Catt prepared to carry out her second bank robbery with her brother and her father, she said the two men were so nervous that they tried — to no avail — to down shots of alcohol before carrying out the crime. Little did they all know that this robbery for which they lacked confidence would ultimately lead to their undoing.Abby Catt, her brother Hayden Catt and her father Scott Catt robbed about $30,000 from the First Community Credit Union in Katy, Texas, in October 2012, just two months after they stole about $70,000 from Comerica Bank in the same city, which is also the place they called home. In both instances, Abby Catt drove the getaway car while her father and brother carried out the robberies.Chrystal Fassett, a teller at the First Community Credit Union, was having lunch in the bank’s break room, so she didn’t see the father and son enter the bank. Fasset said she first took notice of a robbery occurring when a light began flashing in the break room, indicating that someone else in the bank had hit the panic alarm. She said she could see the men on camera from the break room and that they stood out because they were donning bright orange construction vests. She wondered for a split second, “What are they here to fix?”But it was almost immediately clear that the two men were not there to fix anything. Hayden Catt jumped behind the tellers’ counter and had the tellers empty out their tills while his father moved the bank’s employees toward the bank’s vault, Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls told ABC News.“You can see that he goes directly for the bank manager ’cause she’s in charge,” Jeff Martin, former Fort Bend County detective, told 20/20. “She’s the one that’s gonna have access to the safe. She becomes instantly aware that there’s a robbery takin’ place. She activates her silent alarm.”The thieves may not have realized that several of the bank’s employees were at lunch in the bank’s break room. Among them was Fassett, who was on the phone with her boyfriend.“I just kinda stopped, and I looked up, and I told the person on the phone… ‘I’ve gotta go,’” she said.Not only were those in the break room monitoring the situation from inside the bank’s break room, but they were also writing down descriptions of each of the thieves.Fassett said her “heart was racing” when she realized a robbery was taking place. “I felt a pit in my stomach. I felt scared for my co-workers,” she said.It was the second robbery at First Community Credit Union in six months, according to David Williams, a detective with the Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office.When the Catts brought the bank employees to unlock the vault, they were so “flustered” by the robbery that “they couldn’t get the combos right to open the safe fast enough,” Fassett said.The Catt family robbed two banks and stole an estimated $100,000 in total.But they did retrieve some money from the vault, Nehls said, and within minutes they were gone out of the back of the building.“Like a bolt of lightning, [they] ran right past the break room, out this back door,” Fassett said. “As soon as they busted through that door, the alarm sounded.”She said it was in that moment that she realized what just took place.“They robbed us. It took everything I had to remember, ‘Oh my God, look out the window and look for them.’”Throwing open the blinds, she said she saw them walking down the sidewalk “fast as they could until they got to the curb, and then they stopped. … They just kind of casually walked to the car.”Abby Catt drove off with her brother, father and the cash, but the trio left behind evidence. In planning the heist, the family had stolen license plates off of another car and taped them onto their own to hide the car’s real plates — a tactic they hoped would allow them to easily rip off the stolen plates once they had returned home.But one of the stolen plates had fallen off where Abby had parked the getaway car. Police were able to find Scott Catt’s fingerprints on it.Another key piece of evidence was discovered by one of the detectives on the case, who noticed that the creases on the construction vests indicated that they had most likely just been taken out of their packaging.Nehls said this clue led them to a Home Depot, where they saw that construction vests had been purchased the night before with Scott Catt’s credit card. Surveillance footage showed that there were two people who bought the vests — a man and a woman — and after looking up Scott Catt on social media, detectives were able to identify the two people at Home Depot as his kids.On Nov. 9, 2012, Scott Catt and his two children were arrested. Scott Catt pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery and accepted a sentence of 24 years. Hayden Catt accepted a plea deal with a sentence of 10 years. And Abby Catt accepted a plea deal for five years.Since their convictions, Abby Catt has been released and, despite some bumps along the way, is now making an effort to return to normal life. Now living back in Oregon, she and her boyfriend are expecting a baby boy in late August. She’s working at a fish processing plant and says she’s committed to being the mother she never had to her child — Hayden and Abby Catt lost their mother to cancer when they were very young. Both her brother and father remain in prison.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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first_imgSweet successOn 1 Mar 2002 in Personnel Today Finding a consistent training solution is always going to be demanding when youemploy 225,000 people in 479 factories and offices worldwide. And at Nestl‚,management believes in meeting such a challenge head onTwo years ago Nestlé started to search for an additional training solutionthat would be adaptable for its entire global workforce. The companyimplemented an e-learning programme to complement its classroom-based learning,which would continue to be its primary method of training at a local or countrylevel. A special project team was set up in 1999 to look at the developments ine-learning. The main objective was to investigate how e-learning would mostbenefit Nestlé and how it could be structured and implemented globally. Thecompany’s second objective was to agree on providing common coursewareworldwide in the areas where this new method of training would be appropriate. As a result, five key areas were identified: end-user training in officeautomation tools and specific business applications; SAP training, business andprofessional development, languages; and IT training to IT staff and expertsincluding some certification courses such as MCSE. Even when e-learning was in its infancy, Nestlé recognised its potential inbeing able to provide consistent, high-quality training to its worldwideworkforce. “We believe strongly in the development of our people andunderstand the importance of making use of new technology, and e-learningbrings this all together,” says team leader for learning and training DawnWaldron. Maximise potential After recognising that e-learning was the way forward, Nestlé set aboutinvestigating e-learning vendors. A partnership with NETg was formed forseveral reasons, the most important being that NETg offered a true globalpresence. It could also offer an effective delivery method for many countries, fromEurope to South Korea, as well as in more remote or less developed countries,and it was felt that NETg offered a comprehensive e-learning package throughits partners. It also liked NETg’s instructional design, recognising that the best way tolearn is by ‘doing’, and that the extensive use of simulations in NETg’scourses would provide staff with the opportunity to practice and reinforceskills, and provide useful feedback. The Nestlé e-learning project went global on 1 January 2001. The mainserver, in Vevey, Switzerland, holds a comprehensive portfolio of courses andother servers throughout the group mirror the central installation. Nestlé has more than 900 courses in its e-learning library, many of whichare available in several languages in addition to English, including German,French, Dutch, Spanish and Italian. Two-thirds of the courses are IT/ISrelated, the remainder covering soft skills. The different languages posed one of the biggest challenges for NETg and theprovider ensured the right support structures were in place. “We had twolevels of support: a helpdesk where users could speak to someone in their ownlanguage and we had a consultant who could speak their language, too,”says David Small, NETg’s director of global accounts. For those countries without access to the company intranet, the same coursesare available via NETg’s web-hosted learning solution, XtremeLearning.Employees using XtremeLearning simply log-on with their company specificpassword and have access to a customised site that contains the sameinformation found on the Nestlé intranet. With such a large number of employees so widely dispersed, a lot of work hasbeen done to ensure the success of e-learning. Nestlé has taken a verypragmatic approach and monitors usage monthly. The message to staff is veryclear: ‘use it or lose it’ At a local level, measures have been taken to ensure e-learning is maximisedand that it is as easy as possible for staff to gain access. Because NETg’se-learning content contains extensive multimedia and audio, sound cards arebeing added to individual workstations and, where possible, staff areencouraged to wear headsets while learning at their desks. For those who prefer to learn away from their desks, dedicated learning centreshave been created where possible. A key catalyst in enabling people to learn at their desks has been theunique modular structure of NETg’s e-learning content. All of NETg’s coursesare based on the NETg Learning Object, NLO, which is a bite-sized chunk ofcourse content, five to seven minutes in length, each one teaching a specificskill. “Because of the way NETg’s courses are structured, our staff caneasily fit training into their normal working day, and they have a resourcethat allows them to learn a new skill in under 10 minutes at theirfingertips,” says Ian Shaw, communications and development manager atFriskies Europe. “If someone is unsure of how to do something in a particularapplication they simply find a piece of training that teaches that specificskill, learn the particular skill, practice it in a safe environment, then goback to their real application and solve the problem. This has given our staffa just-in-time training solution and enabled them to be more efficient in theirworking day.” Flexibility To increase learner flexibility even further, Nestlé plans to offer accessto NETg’s e-learning from home to as many staff as possible (technically, asystem is already in place). “Training should be thought of as aconsistent and continual process and not a one-time event, that way people canadapt to the changing needs of business,” says Dawn Waldron, team leaderfor learning and training. “E-learning provides the perfect platform forcontinual learning as it enables learning to take place anytime,anywhere.” Nestlé management has gone one step further in providing a truly flexiblelearning solution. After discussion with and agreement from their manager,employees have no restrictions on what courses they are able to take. For example,someone on the factory floor could take MCSE or Oracle certification by takingup e-learning. By not restricting e-learning to job-related areas, it givesfactory workers to top-level management the chance to further their ownpersonal and professional development. Much work has been done to ensure that the Nestlé e-learning programme is astailored to the specific needs of the company and its staff as possible. Theflexibility of NETg’s courses has enabled this, and company-specific graphics,text and files have been inserted. For example, Nestlé is using NETg courses in the construction of trainingtemplates for job roles to assist with the implementation of SAP throughoutNestlé. Nestlé has also been able to ensure learning time is optimised for staff– using NETg’s unique content architecture, they can by-pass specific parts ofa course that are not relevant to the Nestlé environment, which means staff canfocus more closely and learn things that are relevant. Nestlé’s first priority was to design and install the correct infrastructureto set up and support e-learning; now it will be more focused on changing thelearning culture and motivating staff to take up the training. Increasingly,Nestlé staff are encouraged – with the help of HR personnel – to develop theirown development profile, of which a series of e-learning courses form part. Culture change In an effort to change the learning culture, Nestlé has created a real buzzsurrounding its e-learning and is implementing a global training and e-learningmarketing and communication programme. “It is making it part of a culturechange and we’re part of that change, being aligned very closely with theproject,” says NETg’s Small, who adds that Nestlé has taken a textbookapproach to the implementation of e-learning. HR personnel from different regions or sectors are also encouraged todevelop their own marketing initiatives. For example, Friskies Europe has itsown newsletter, Focus on [email protected], which is sent out quarterly, keepingFriskies staff up-to-date with e-learning news. It also contains staff successstories and encourages everyone to actively engage in e-learning. Regular events and programmes are also held to encourage staff to usee-learning. For example, in the lead up to Easter last year, Friskies held a’40 days of Lent’ campaign. Forty days before Easter, an e-mail alert was sentto all staff to try to encourage them to make a commitment of doing at leastone course by the Easter holiday. If the staff wanted to take up this challengethey simply clicked the ‘yes’ on the e-mail and were sent a set of headphones. Ideal solution Although Nestlé has made a significant commitment and shift towardse-learning, it will in many instances complement rather than replacetraditional classroom-based training. The company sees e-learning as anothertool in its learning strategy and as part of a blended delivery, where avariety of teaching methods are used, as its ideal training solution. E-learning will be used as a training solution in its own right, forjust-in-time knowledge, but for other training needs it will provide the theorybefore classroom training. For example, a major global SAP initiative islooking at a 60:40 ratio in favour of e-learning and uses a variety of otherteaching methods to maximise learning potential. Nestlé feels this approachwill mean time spent in class will be focused on applying skills and theoriesdirectly to business needs and goals. Waldron feels that e-learning can maximise the effect of classroom-basedtraining by ensuring everyone has the same background information before class,which in turn can reduce the number of days spent in the classroom,representing a significant cost saving. Nestle’s top tips for e-learning1 A clear HR-led strategy is neededto identify how e-learning can be incorporated into the overall trainingprogramme2 Managers must accept responsibilityfor having people accomplish the learning necessary to support the businessobjectives 3 Successful e-learning programmesare led by someone who believes in the business importance of the programme andis willing to take a proactive role in promoting it4 E-learning where possible should bemade available whenever, however and wherever employees need itIn summaryAdding valueNestle’s requirement: To find anadditional training solution for its 225,000-strong global workforce that wouldensure consistency and high-quality Why? It views employee development as vital in maintainingcompetitive edge and wanted something that would complement its classroom-basedmethodsIs e-learning delivering: The e-learning programme is designedvery much as a complement to classroom-based training and so far it looks to bemaximising the effect of classroom study as planned. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more