Video: Gaza’s Ahli Hospital ‘a place of peace and love’

first_img Allison Duvall says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA [Episcopal News Service] Suhaila Tarazi, director of the Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza, speaks about the vital ministry of the healthcare institution run by the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle East. The hospital provides primary and emergency care to the predominantly Muslim population in Gaza. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Video Cathedral Dean Boise, ID This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Comments are closed. Tags Press Release Service Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR July 15, 2012 at 4:43 pm I am proud of The Episcopal Church’s witness to the realities on the ground and the sufferings of our Palestinian brothers and sisters – Anglican, Christian, Muslim. Thank you, Episcopal News Service, for reporting from our sister Diocese of Jerusalem. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Middle East, center_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY June 6, 2012 at 4:56 pm I am so proud of my presiding bishop and the love she shares on behalf of the Church. Comments (2) An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit an Event Listing Israel-Palestine, Rector Tampa, FL Video: Gaza’s Ahli Hospital ‘a place of peace and love’ Rector Shreveport, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Smithfield, NC By Matthew DaviesPosted Jun 6, 2012 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Catherine Windsor says: Submit a Press Release Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Knoxville, TN last_img read more

Lambeth Palace announces new bishop at Lambeth

first_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Collierville, TN Tags Anglican Communion, People An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Martinsville, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Posted Apr 4, 2017 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Pittsburgh, PA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel center_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Lambeth Palace announces new bishop at Lambeth [Anglican Communion News Service] Lambeth Palace is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rt. Rev. Tim Thornton, the current bishop of Truro, as the new Bishop at Lambeth. Thornton will take up this post in September, replacing the Rt. Rev. Nigel Stock, who is retiring.His duties at Lambeth will include supporting the Archbishop of Canterbury’s work in the House of Bishops, General Synod and the Archbishop’s Council. He will also be heavily involved in the Lambeth Conference 2020, and take on the role of Bishop to the Forces.Full article. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit an Event Listing Rector Albany, NY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Knoxville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Shreveport, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Washington, DC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Music Morristown, NJ last_img read more

My oh my what a wonderful day

About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. My oh my what a wonderful day  42 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Anthony Duda from Whitby has changed his name to Mr Zipardi Duda to promote a charity for children in Tanzania that he set up.Anthony Duda from Whitby has changed his name to Mr Zipardi Duda to promote a charity for children in Tanzania that he set up. The new name of course sounds like the song Zip-A-Dee-Do-Dah from Walt Disney’s film Song Of The South.Read It’s Zipardi’s day as UK man changes name at the Independent Online (South Africa). Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 28 January 2002 | News read more

Hunger strikes rattle North Carolina’s abusive prison system

first_imgCentral Prison in Raleigh, N.C.Photo: solitarywatch.comDurham, N.C. — Over 100 prisoners started a hunger strike on July 16 at three facilities in North Carolina: Bertie CI in Windsor, Scotland CI in Laurinburg and Central Prison in Raleigh. Prisoners are refusing to eat to underscore their demands for an immediate end to solitary confinement, torture, physical and emotional abuse, and for more nutritional food, medical care and other basic human rights.This action follows a massive and similar strike across Georgia prisons, a hunger strike in the supermax Red Onion State Prison in Richmond, Va., this May, as well as a sit-down labor action in the kitchens at Central Prison last December.On July 29, as many inside Central Prison continued the hunger strike, a rally organized mainly by the Chapel Hill Prison Books Collective and the Greensboro Legal Defense Fund attracted nearly 100 supporters outside. As of the rally, eight prisoners were still on hunger strike and being referred to as the “Strong 8.” Chanting “Hunger strikers, not alone, Free the Strong 8, not alone, No more I-con, not alone,” protesters then marched past the main entrance to a walkway alongside the prison. After many rounds of drumbeats and chanting, during a moment of silence, they could hear prisoners in an open-air outside yard shouting back in support.Many inmates are being kept in tightly controlled custody levels, including  Maximum Control, Protective Custody, Disciplinary Segregation and Intensive Control. Of the approximately 36,000 prisoners held by the North Carolina Department of Corrections, currently over 7,000  are confined in close custody. The maximum security units are described this way by the DOC: “Inmates confined in a maximum security unit typically are in their cell 23 hours a day. During the other hour they may be allowed to shower and exercise in the cellblock or an exterior cage. All inmate movement is strictly controlled with the use of physical restraints and correctional officer escort.”Striking prisoners, some calling themselves the “Freedom Riders Movement,” have requested that supporters boycott several of the corporations that profit off the prison system’s lack of adequate nutrition and hygiene. The list includes Heinz Co., Sony, New Balance, Coca-Cola, Keefe Supply Co., American Amenities, JM Murray Center and others.The prisoners have issued the following detailed list of demands, which vividly conveys the hellish conditions inside the prisons:“1.    Law libraries. We are tired of being railroaded by the courts, and having our rights violated by prison staff and officers. NC Prison Legal Services are inadequate and oftentimes do not help us at all. A law library is needed to enable us to legally defend ourselves.“2.    An immediate end to the physical and mental abuse inflicted by officers.“3.    Improve food, in terms of quality and quantity.“4.    A better way to communicate emergencies from cells; many emergency call buttons are broken and never replaced, and guards often do not show up for over an hour. At least one prisoner has died this way.“5.    The canteens that serve lock-up units need to make available vitamins and personal hygiene items.“6.    An immediate stop to officers’ tampering or throwing away prisoners’ mail.“7.    Education programs for prisoners on lock-up.“8.    The immediate release of prisoners from solitary who have been held unjustly or for years without infractions; this includes the Strong 8, sent to solitary for the purpose of political intimidation.“9.    The immediate end to the use of restraints as a form of torture.“10.    The end of cell restriction. Sometimes prisoners are locked in their cells for weeks or more than a month, unable to come out for showers and recreation.“11.    The theft of prisoners’ property, including mattresses and clothes. When on property restriction, we are forced to sleep on the ground or steel bed frames naked, with no bedding.“12.    Medical privacy and confidentiality. Guards should not be able to listen in on our medical problems when on sick call.“13.    Change our cell windows to ones which we can see through. The current windows are covered with feces and grime. Not being able to see out is sensory deprivation, and makes us feel dissociated from everything that exists outside of prison.“14.    An immediate repair of cell lights, sinks, toilets and plumbing.“15.    Toilet brushes should be handed out with cell cleaning items.“16.    The levels of I-Con, M-Con, and H-Con need to be done away with altogether. When one is placed on Intensive Control Status (I-Con), one is placed in the hole for six months and told to stay out of trouble. But even when we stay out of trouble, we are called back to the FCC and DCC only to be told to do another six months in the hold, infraction free.”The struggle for justice inside North Carolina prisons has a long history. Prisoners organized the first-ever prisoners’ union, the North Carolina Prisoners’ Labor Union, in 1972. In 1975, 150 striking women prisoners forced the Department of Corrections to close down the prison laundry system after a 15-hour stand-off.Among the prisoners locked in indefinite solitary confinement are Randolph “Paul” Kilfoil and other members of the North Carolina Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation, who are preemptively segregated by prison authorities for no other reason than their identity. Many supporters came together last November to demonstrate against the tortures of solitary confinement imposed on ALKQN members at Central Prison.To support their demands, striking prisoners are asking people to call Director of Prisons Robert C. Lewis at 919-838-4000 and Central Prison Warden Ken Lassiter at 919-733-0800.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Iran crisis: Which side are you on?

first_imgThe war crisis that the gang in Trump’s White House has unleashed in the Strait of Hormuz has many facets and complications worth analyzing. It is a conflict within the U.S. ruling class, even within the administration. It involves disagreements among the usual imperialist U.S. allies who fear the consequences if war breaks out. There are disagreements within the Pentagon about where the U.S. drone was located when Iranian anti-aircraft fire shot it down. An internal conflict between the U.S. president who wants to rule the world and the president who wants to win the 2020 election.Besides examining these points, however, the most important thing to decide is which side you are on.For revolutionaries who aim toward establishing socialism, for anti-imperialists, this decision is clear. Iran was in effect a colony of the U.S. and its oil companies from 1953 until 1979, when it won its real independence through a revolution. It is attempting to defend that independence. The United States is the most powerful imperialist state and oppressor of the world’s peoples. Revolutionaries must be on the side of an independent Iran against the United States.If workers strike against the boss, we are on the side of the workers. If the strikers have to fight with scabs, we don’t ask who started the fight. We side with the workers.If an African-American oppressed community is in conflict with the occupation police force, we don’t ask who struck the first blow — it’s almost always the cops — we side with the community.If a former colony is defending its independence against an imperialist power, we side with the country fighting for independence. Defeat the oppressor. Defend the oppressed.In the modern imperialist era, Iran was a semicolony first of the British Empire and then of the United States. U.S. agents overthrew an elected Iranian government in 1953 and installed an emperor, the Shah, who ruled through jailings and torture for 26 years. The 1979 revolution put in place a nationalist government with theocratic content. Since then, this regime has been independent of imperialist domination and has tried to act in Iran’s interest. This independence has brought it continually into conflict with imperialism, especially with Washington.Last year the Trump gang broke its nuclear agreement with Iran and is now trying to squeeze the Iranian people with sanctions to make their government submit. The U.S. has sent its warships to the waters off Iran and flown spy planes and drones around and over it. So far Washington’s attempt at intimidation has failed — and that’s good for the workers and people worldwide.The task for anti-imperialists, indeed for anyone in the U.S. who wants peace, is clear: Mobilize to stop U.S. aggression and end the sanctions against Iran. Down with U.S. imperialism!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Government bans issue of French weekly with article about Algerian region

first_imgNews May 9, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government bans issue of French weekly with article about Algerian region AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts to go further Organisation Help by sharing this information RSF_en Follow the news on Algeria News Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeriacenter_img Reporters Without Borders condemns the government’s decision to ban distribution of the 4 May issue of the Paris-based news weekly Jeune Afrique, which has an article on the Algerian region of Kabylie.“This kind of arbitrary measure is likely to become more frequent as next year’s presidential election approaches,” the press freedom organisation said. “The Algerian government should ensure that the population has unrestricted access to diverse news and information instead of acting as a censor.”Jeune Afrique received no explanation from the Algerian authorities about the ban on distribution of its latest issue, which was clearly linked to an article by Farid Alilat entitled “Kabylie, the great malaise” about the social, economic and security problems paralysing this region, located to the east of the capital.The weekly’s editor, Marwane Ben Yahmed, told Reporters Without Borders that its distributor, FA presse, simply failed to obtain permission to distribute the issue in Algeria. “We decided to make the article available on unrestricted access on our website so that our Algerian readers can see it there,” he said.This is not the first time Jeune Afrique has been censored by the Algerian government. An issue with a story about Algerian businessman Rafik Abdelmoumen Khalifa was banned from sale in March 2007. In February 2004, a few weeks before the last presidential election, the authorities also banned an issue a report headlined “Who the generals are voting for.” Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation News News Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa May 18, 2021 Find out more May 12, 2021 Find out more April 29, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Belarusian media under pressure over election coverage

first_img(Photo : http://bymedia.net/) to go further May 27, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en Follow the news on Belarus News June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information BelarusEurope – Central Asia Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” News Receive email alerts BelarusEurope – Central Asia May 28, 2021 Find out more As the Belarusian elections approaches, Reporters Without Borders deplores the efforts of the authorities to censor media coverage of the campaign and stifle political discussion.“The campaign for the elections on 23 September has ended as it began, with the harassment of critical voices. Any attempt to inject a political dimension into the elections, which the authorities would prefer to be seen as a formality, is at best censored, if not violently repressed.Televised debates, largely pre-recorded for later broadcast, are heavily censored. The crux of the problem is a call for a boycott of the ballot by several opposition parties. The chairwoman of the Central Election Commission, Lidziya Yarmoshyna, announced on 11 September that seven pre-recorded debates would not be broadcast because some of the candidates had used them to call for an election boycott. Anatol Lyabedzka, leader of the United Civic Party, told Reuters Without Borders that 32 of his party’s candidates had their campaign broadcasts censored on television and radio. The official press refused to publish the campaign statements of 11 candidates, in contravention of the law. Furthermore, he said, most of the UCP candidates had been forced to make changes to their statements after the authorities threatened to ban them from the media. “Censorship of the boycott appeals is politically motivated and completely illegal,” Lyabedzka said. Section 47 of the electoral code clearly sets out the reasons why a candidate could be refused access to the media and an appeal for a boycott is not among them. Two days ago, the Belarus Association of Journalists, a partner organization of Reporters Without Borders, submitted its findings after monitoring the campaign between 2 and 15 September. The report concluded: “The state-owned media did not only try to marginalise key actors (in the campaign), i.e. candidates, but also intended to prevent the voters from obtaining information about the candidates’ agendas and block their discussion.” The official media have tried to depoliticise the election campaign by marginalising candidates and political discussion and concentrating on the technical aspect of the ballot. As a general rule the state media have given the elections a marginal place in their programming. Thus, during the period under study, the news programme “Panarama’’ on Belarus 1 television devoted 1.88 percent of its coverage to the elections, compared with 2.82 percent for the weather and 14.7 percent for sports news. Three days ago, seven journalists were roughly questioned in the capital Minsk as they were covering a protest by activists of the opposition Zmena movement. The cameramen Pavel Padabed (BelaPAN news agency) and Alyaksandr Barazenka (Belsat), as well as the photographers Syarhey Hryts (Associated Press), Tatsyana Zyankovich, Vasil Fedosenka (Reuters), Dmitry Rudakov and Aleksei Akulov (ZDF) were taken in an unmarked vehicle to a police station, where they were split up. As they were being questioned, an official struck Hryts, breaking his glasses and drawing blood.The journalists were released about an hour-and-a-half later without charge and without explanation. The police deleted most of the images of the demonstration from their cameras before returning the equipment. The next day, the Zmena demonstrators went on trial in a closed session at the Frunzenski district court in Minsk. The journalists were prevented from talking to the friends and families of the accused.Reporters Without Borders has also learned that Moscow correspondent for the German television station ZDF, Anne Gelinek, was refused a visa to travel to Minsk to cover the elections. She was given no explanation for the refusal. Her experience recalls the case of Gesine Dornblüth, a correspondent in Moscow for Deutschlandradio, who was the victim of a similar refusal in August.Belarus is ranked 168th of 179 countries in the 2011/2012 World Press Freedom index compiled by Reporters Without Borders. It is also figures on the organization’s list of Internet Enemies because of its systematic use of Internet censorship. “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says September 21, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Belarusian media under pressure over election coverage Organisation Newslast_img read more

SC Reserves Order In Bail Plea Of Former Karnataka Minister and Mining Baron Gali Janardhan Reddy

first_imgTop StoriesSC Reserves Order In Bail Plea Of Former Karnataka Minister and Mining Baron Gali Janardhan Reddy Radhika Roy5 April 2021 9:11 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday reserved order in the plea seeking bail filed by former Karnataka minister and mining baron, Gali Janardhan Reddy, who has been accused in a multi-million illegal mining case(s).A Bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan heard the arguments put forth by Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi on behalf of Reddy and ASG Madhavi Goradia Divan before proceeding to reserve…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 reserved order in the plea seeking bail filed by former Karnataka minister and mining baron, Gali Janardhan Reddy, who has been accused in a multi-million illegal mining case(s).A Bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan heard the arguments put forth by Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi on behalf of Reddy and ASG Madhavi Goradia Divan before proceeding to reserve the order in the matter. In today’s proceeding, Divan read out to the Court the Affidavit filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation and opposed the bail plea of Reddy. She submitted that he was an influential figure with immense power. “There are many witnesses in protection. Whenever he has sought for 2-3 days of time for family events, we have never opposed that. But, he cannot be let out permanently. It is only after many days that we have gotten the witnesses to speak up”, submitted Divan. This assertion was opposed by Rohatgi who called it a “cock-and-bull story that has been concoted with the aid of Section 161 statements”. “My friend is going into the merits of the matter. She is not allowed to go into it. This is permanent. The trial is yet to start. You cannot keep him inside indefinitely. If there are 15 accused, every accused has the right to do whatever they want”, stated Rohatgi. Divan also requested the Court to consider the prayer for expedition of the trial, while Rohatgi asserted that the Respondents had taken 20 adjournments and that “if they are not able to meet the exigencies, they should give it up”. The Court, after hearing the submissions of both the Counsels, reserved the order in the matter. Reddy was made a minister in the BS Yeddyurappa Government formed after the Bharatiya Janata Party won the Assembly elections in Karnataka in 2008. Three years later, the Central Bureau of Investigation arrested him on charges of illegal mining. He was again arrested in 2015 and granted bail. As a part of his bail conditions, Reddy was directed not to visit Bellary as well as Ananthapur and Kadapa in Andhra Pradesh. He was barred from Bellary as a condition for his release on bail in 2015. Reddy’s firm, the Obulapuram Mining Company, is accused of changing mining lease boundary markings and indulging in illegal mining in the Bellary Reserve Forest area.Click Hear To Download/Read OrderNext Storylast_img read more

One size does not fit all

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article One size does not fit allOn 1 Mar 2002 in Personnel Today TheCentral Arbitration Committee now has more than 50 union recognition disputesunder its belt. David Morgan looks at the trends emerging from its decisions,and an important new ruling on its discretionThe statutory regime for compulsory trade union recognition has been runningfor nearly two years and the Central Arbitration Committee that adjudicates inrecognition disputes has issued more than 50 decisions. The majority have dealtwith preliminary issues concerned with admissibility of the union’sapplication. To have an application accepted, the union must establish that atleast 10 per cent of workers in the proposed bargaining unit are members andthat the majority of workers in that bargaining unit would be likely to favourcollective bargaining. After allowing the application, the CAC has to assist the union and employerto reach agreement on the appropriate bargaining unit within 20 working days.If agreement cannot be reached, the CAC has a statutory duty to decide thematter. Deciding on the appropriate bargaining unit comprises the most criticalfunction of the statutory regime. A union’s application may stand or fall onthe scope of the unit. With larger bargaining units, it becomes less likelythat the union will enjoy a majority support for recognition, or even meet the10 per cent threshold test. Experience has shown that, more often than not, aunion will withdraw its application if the proposed bargaining unit is held notto be appropriate. What is appropriate? The CAC’s overriding consideration is that the unit should be compatiblewith effective management. It will also take into account other, possiblyconflicting, factors. While CAC decisions do not have binding effect as legal precedents onsubsequent cases, recent decisions reveal certain trends in its approach tothese tests. Clearly the CAC will treat compatibility with effective managementas of paramount importance. Further, it is generally reluctant to interferewith an employer’s existing bargaining arrangements and attaches a great dealof importance to them. An employer’s preference tends to be for a larger bargaining unit, oftenencompassing the entire workforce, for two reasons. First, it dilutes unionmembership and, second, decisions on pay, hours and holidays and other termsand conditions are taken at board or national level in most companies. However, very few CAC decisions have favoured this “whole company”approach. In Benteler Automotive UK and the ISTC (TUR 1/4/2000), one of thefirst significant cases to come before the CAC, the union proposed a bargainingunit comprising weekly-paid shop floor employees, excluding monthly-paidtechnical, supervisory and administrative staff. The company argued that the proposed bargaining unit would split theworkforce and impede effective management, hampering the company’s teamworkingphilosophy and vision. It also argued for a whole-company approach to thebargaining unit as it already had a works council operating across the companyfor communication and consultation purposes. In the event, the CAC based its decision on the reality of existingmanagement organisation in the company and ruled in favour of the bargainingunit proposed by the union. The CAC considered that the whole-companyphilosophy suggested by the company was, as yet, an aspiration. The bargainingunit proposed by the union more accurately reflected the characteristics of theworkers involved. Multi-site organisations Significantly, the Benteler decision involved a company operating at onlyone establishment. In subsequent cases, the CAC has had to determine the appropriatebargaining unit in businesses operating on several sites. In one of the fewdecisions favouring the employer’s whole-company approach to the bargainingunit, the CAC considered the multi-site operation in the application of TGWUand Gala Casinos Ltd t/a Maxim’s Casino Club (TUR1/119/2001). In that case, the union sought recognition for all gaming employees at oneof the company’s London casinos. Supporting its application, the union arguedthat the particular casino had a distinct profile within the group company.There were different rates of pay at the location, and distinctions in thenature of the work compared with other parts of the business, particularly thebingo division. The employer argued primarily that as all decisions on pay, hours andholidays were taken at board level within the group company, the appropriatebargaining unit should comprise all employees, or at least all those in itscasino division. The CAC had little hesitation in concluding that the bargaining unitproposed by the union would not be compatible with effective management. Giventhat the company operated 26 casino premises and another 170 bingo clubsthroughout the UK, fragmentation was a decisive factor in the CAC’s reasoning.It took into account the existence of common terms and conditions of employmentand pay scales throughout the casino division. It held that separate bargainingunits at local level would be fragmentary and could invite numerous otherbargaining units composed of employees subject to the same terms and conditionsof employment. In TGWU and Kwikfit (TUR1/126/2001), the union sought recognition for aproposed bargaining unit comprising the two London divisions (made up of 110centres) of a company with 646 centres in the UK. The company argued that allemployees shared a common employee handbook, training, career ladder, hours ofwork and holiday entitlement. It also emphasised the integrated and centralisednature of its operations, arguing that a fragmentation of bargaining units inLondon would inhibit the flexible movement of labour. On the other hand, theunion made reference to the London weighting allowance and a trend ofdecentralisation of collective bargaining in the industry. In this case, the CAC did not consider a bargaining unit covering the wholeof London to be fragmented given 20 per cent of the company’s employees werebased there. While the CAC accepted the company operated centrally and applieduniform policies and procedures across all sites, it considered that otheraspects of the business, such as the relative autonomy of divisional directorsmeant that dealing with other matters (including collective bargaining) at theLondon division level would not be incompatible with effective management. Freedom for discretion However, last month, the High Court of England overturned this decision onjudicial review and remitted the case back to a freshly constituted CAC forre-hearing. While the full case report has yet to be published, we understandthe court held that a proposed bargaining unit could not trump other moreappropriate bargaining units and that the CAC had erred in its approach to itsdiscretion in this regard. Despite the fact that the employer and the union arecalled on to propose an appropriate bargaining unit, the CAC should be free tohold that a different unit is more appropriate. That discretion must beexercised reasonably. With no formal right of appeal from a CAC decision and the reluctance ofcourts to interfere with the CAC’s discretion, employers must get their viewsacross forcefully and correctly at the CAC. For unions, too, the choice is crucial. If an approach fails, the union isbarred from bringing another application for the same bargaining unit for threeyears. David Morgan is a solicitor in the employment law unit of McGrigorDonald. He successfully represented Gala Casinos before the CAC in London Compatible with effective management?The CAC will take into account thefollowing:– The views of the employer and of the union.– Existing national and local bargaining arrangements.– Avoiding small fragmented bargaining units within anundertaking.– The characteristics of workers falling within the proposedbargaining unit and any other employees of the employer whom the CAC considersrelevant.– The location of workers.– Section 19(4) of Schedule A1 of TULR(C)A 1992.Dealing with recognition applications– Make sure the union has correctlydesignated the employer. The rules provide that an application must be levelledat the company employing the workers, not, for example, a trading name.– Do not forget Acas. There is a technicality in the rulesstating that, if the employer proposes Acas assistance or involvement duringthe first 10 days of the 20 day negotiation period and the union declines theoffer, the union will be barred from proceeding with the matter at the CAC.– Unions will often petition the workers in their proposedbargaining unit to ascertain their likely support for recognition. Employersshould seek an independent confidential audit of membership under the auspicesof the CAC or Acas. – Choose the bargaining unit carefully. Remember that while awider unit may dilute union membership, if unsuccessful, you may end up withrecognition in a larger group than originally proposed. – Empower your staff consultative forum and ensure decisionsare taken at the appropriate level, preferably across the company.– In a multi-site business, retain contractual mobility andflexibility provisions in the contract of employment. A flexible workforce willadd weight to an argument that localised bargaining units will lead tofragmentation.– As the CAC need not follow the bargaining units proposed byeither party, employers should consider putting forward more than one alternativebargaining unit. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Dan Jenkins, sports writing great and author, dies at 89

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBen Noey Jr./Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images(FORT WORTH, Texas) — Dan Jenkins, the sports writing great and best-selling author known for his humor, has died. He was 89.Texas Christian University athletic director Jeremiah Donati confirmed Jenkins died Thursday in his hometown of Fort Worth, Texas.Jenkins started his writing career at The Fort Worth Press and rose to stardom at Sports Illustrated. He wrote best-sellers Semi-Tough, Baja Oklahoma and Dead Solid Perfect, and was a columnist for Playboy and Golf Digest.Jenkins played golf at TCU and was a close friend of the late golf great Ben Hogan, also a Fort Worth native. Jenkins is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. March 8, 2019 /Sports News – National Dan Jenkins, sports writing great and author, dies at 89center_img Written bylast_img read more