Indiana Corn & Soybean Farmers Meet with Rep. Hollingsworth

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Corn & Soybean Farmers Meet with Rep. Hollingsworth SHARE By Gary Truitt – Mar 14, 2017 Previous articleStudy Shows Crop Insurance Firms’ Returns Have DecreasedNext articleChanging the Way Agriculture is Presented to Young People Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Trey HollingsworthSouthern Indiana corn and soybean farmers recently met with Representative Trey Hollingsworth (IN-09) who represents the state’s ninth district to discuss issues important to their operations, including trade, farm bill, infrastructure and the Renewable Fuel Standard.The meeting, hosted by Indiana Corn Growers Association and Indiana Soybean Alliance’s Policy Committee, took place in New Albany, Ind. and was an opportunity for corn and soybean farmers to learn more about where Rep. Hollingsworth stands on issues critical to the viability of their farms and the entire agricultural sector.“It was good to hear Representative Hollingsworth say he is in support of the Renewable Fuel Standard as that piece of legislation has had an incredible impact on the corn market,” said Mike Flock, an ICGA director and farmer from Ramsey, Ind. “This meeting gave us a chance to talk directly with our newly elected Congressman and let him know where we are coming from on the issues he will be voting on throughout the year.”Last week, Rep. Hollingsworth signed on to co-sponsor HR 1311, a bill that provides more opportunities for ethanol in the marketplace by allowing for E15 blends (15 percent ethanol) to be sold year-round. ICGA believes this bill will lead to increased ethanol usage and more demand for corn.During farm bill discussion, ICGA and ISA members stressed the need of a strong safety net for producers, including support of crop insurance. Growers also reiterated the importance of nutrition programs staying in the upcoming farm bill.“I am committed to empowering Hoosier farmers whether that be in support of the Renewable Fuel Standard, in expanding exports markets, or in reducing regulations that suffocate their potential for growth,” said Hollingsworth. “I stand arm-in-arm with farmers in creating a more secure and prosperous economy.”This was the first of several meetings hosted by ICGA and ISA to connect their farmer-members with their representatives in Washington, D.C. The meeting was sponsored by Huntington Bank. The organizations also hosted a farm bill listening session with Senator Donnelly in February SHARE Indiana Corn & Soybean Farmers Meet with Rep. Hollingsworth Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Regulators gradually imposing official line monopoly on Turkey’s media

first_imgSimilarly, around 150 international media correspondents are currently waiting to obtain or renew their press cards. Many German, British, Swedish, French and US journalists are having problems when reporting in the field and constantly risk being subjected to police or administrative controls. Receive email alerts DR Erol Onderoglu to go further Organisation Turkey is ranked 154th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns an increase in harassment of independent media outlets and “recalcitrant” journalists in Turkey by the leading state entities responsible for media regulation and control, to the point that the government’s viewpoint could soon have a monopoly in the media. April 2, 2021 Find out more The government also wields direct control over the activities of many judges, who censor scores of online articles without giving any reason. In mid-February, an Istanbul judge ordered the blocking of 232 articles that had been published online by news sites and other media outlets including Cumhuriyet, Bianet, Diken, BirGün, Artı Gerçek, Gazete Duvar, T24, Odatv, Sputnik Türkiye, Evrensel, Halk TV, Tele1 and Gerçek Gündem. Threat of press card withdrawal Eighty-five percent of the national media are already owned by pro-government businessmen and toe the official line. But now the climate for independent media has become so hostile that any criticism or independent reporting is being treated as treasonous and anti-patriotic. They all referred to the purchase by finance minister Berat Albayrak, President Erdogan’s son-in-law, of land in Eastern Thrace (Turkey’s westernmost region) through which the government plans to dig a canal linking the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. News Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law This was just the latest in a long list of similar sanctions. FoxTV, Télé1 and HaberTürkTV have all been sanctioned by RTÜK in recent months after broadcasting criticism of the government. The Presidential Directorate for Communications (CİB) also uses its control over the issuing of press cards to pressure journalists. According to the Bianet news website, 27 Turkish journalists saw their press cards cancelled during the first few months of the year.  The Press Advertising Council (BİK), a regulatory agency controlled by the president’s office, has meanwhile deprived various newspapers critical of the government, including Evrensel (Universal) and BirGün (Daily), of revenue essential for their survival by imposing state advertising bans for alleged “breaches of ethics.” BirGün was deprived of state ads for 42 days because of articles from August to September 2019 criticizing police violence during protests. News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Economic pressureJudicial harassment “As the financial crisis worsens as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the government seems to be showing signs of weakness, we are seeing a growing crackdown on the news media that aims to turn the official line into a monopoly,” RSF Turkey representative Erol Onderoglu said. “Without democracy and an independent media regulatory system, this crackdown could end up destroying Turkey’s already fragile journalistic pluralism.” Follow the news on Turkey Ruling that this comment amounted to “inciting a coup d’état,” the council imposed a five-day ban on the programme that broadcast the interview and ordered Halk TV to pay a fine equivalent to 5% of its monthly earnings from advertising. RSF_en RSF is supporting the Turkey Foreign Media Association’s attempts to get these press cards issued as soon as possible. May 22, 2020 Regulators gradually imposing official line monopoly on Turkey’s media Turkey’s High Council for Broadcasting (RTÜK), which consists mainly of representatives of the ruling AKP-MHP coalition, punished Halk TV (People TV) at the start of May for broadcasting an interview in which the head of the leading opposition party in Istanbul said the country should “expect a change of government or even a change of regime.”  News April 2, 2021 Find out more Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Compliant judges Help by sharing this information April 28, 2021 Find out more News Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Economic pressureJudicial harassment last_img read more

Living Waters Church: Encounter Youth Worship Night

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy …where passionate worshipers encounter their Holy God.These worship nights are set aside as a place where young people can “Encounter Jesus,” hear what is on His heart and put His Word into action. Come be in awe of His greatness, be transformed by His holiness, and be sent out with His passion. This will be held on October 20, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Living Waters Church.“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3Living Waters Church, 835 Hastings Ranch Drive, Pasadena, (626) 791-7295 or visit www.livingwaters.org. Business News Subscribe Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment 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. Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Top of the News center_img Faith & Religion Events Living Waters Church: Encounter Youth Worship Night Published on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 | 7:41 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

Limerick rapper Tubz to debut ‘Ignite the Flame’

first_imgNewsLimerick rapper Tubz to debut ‘Ignite the Flame’By Eric Fitzgerald – February 1, 2017 967 Email Twitter Print Previous articleGreat Limerick Run 2017 launched by Minister O’DonovanNext articleSomething for the weekend – Live Sport Eric Fitzgeraldhttp://www.limerickpost.ieEric writes for the Entertainment Pages of Limerick Post Newspaper and edits the music blog www.musiclimerick.com where you can watch and listen to music happening in the city and beyond. Advertisementcenter_img WhatsApp Facebook Linkedin ELECTRONIC hip hop duo out of Limerick and Dublin have released their debut single ‘Ignite The Flame’ (featuring Toni). It is a debut single for this collaboration but the players have years of experience. Tubz from Limerick has collaborated with dance acts Goldie, Laurent Garnier and Billy Nasty.As part of 3rd Eye Surfers, the emcee won best dance act at the Smirnoff Dance Awards and was nominated for a Mobo.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Dave Decadence is the beatmaker/ composer who has produced music for over 15 years. His eclectic styles have produced music as varied as metal, pop and samba. With Decadence he supported Primal Scream, and remixed music for Juno Falls and The Walls.Dave is signed to Score Music Interactive composing music for games and film.Tubz & Dave Decadence produce a refreshing melting pot of electronic hip hop and breakbeat sounds that strikes a perfect balance between heavy beats, hard hitting rap and melodic electronics with guest singer Toni dropping the hooks and chorus. With a rapping style described as political, punchline, futuristic boombap, Tubz has shared the stage with Public Enemy and Jurassic 5 and featured at festivals Homelands and Creamfields – to name two. This new sound and project should see the duo rock festival stages in the near future.last_img read more

Limerick council faces tough decisions on climate change

first_imgIreland’s First Ever Virtual Bat Walk to take place in Limerick Advertisement Twitter Print Email O’Donnell Welcomes Major Enhancement Works for Castletroy Neighbourhood Park Limerick city centre gets a deep clean Linkedin Growing levels of carbon emissionsLIMERICK local authorities will have to take tough decisions to reduce carbon emissions because no practical steps have yet been taken towards meeting Ireland’s greenhouse gas targets for 2020.The warning was delivered by Cllr John Gilligan (Ind) after a presentation on climate change was given to the council’s environment committee by Pat Stephens, Manager of the Limerick/Clare Energy Agency.Councillors were told that part of the strategy to reduce emissions will be to develop a replacement for the fossil fuel burning at Moneypoint Power station on the Shannon Estuary.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mr Stephens confirmed that one company has plans to test an off-shore wave power machine in the Shannon estuary.He said the Government agreed to limit surface temperature increase to two degrees or less as part of the Paris agreement on climate change, as well as targeting major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.Referring to national mitigation plan measures, Mr Stephens said: there will be “a renewable electricity support scheme, which will supply incentives and supports for people who generate energy from renewable resources. Community generation will be included when it is published.“There will be a renewable heat incentive scheme to cover all technologies, with incentives for biofuels and eco driving.He added that there is a public consultation process open on the Adaptation Framework Plan which closes to submissions this Friday.“It includes the role for local authorities to mainstream climate change adaptation measures and plans,” he told the meeting.A deadline for local authorities having a local adaption plan in place has yet to be announced but it is expected to be next year, he said.Cllr Gilligan said: “Everything should start locally. What exactly are we doing about the environment? So far we’ve been doing absolutely nothing.We should be able to make a decision that by 2020, Limerick city will be carbon neutral. It can be done. We have been told that if we had a couple of wind turbines on the waterfront it would produce al the lighting needed in Limerick. Wind energy is cheap.“Wind energy and water energy are going to be huge and we have them on our doorstep. In two months time, we should have a cost benefit analysis of what we can do, otherwise we are not doing our job”.Cllr Eddie Ryan Ryan (FF) said Limerick as a county was making it hard for people to adapt to wind energy, with the provision of turbines considerably delayed because of the planning process.“We are anti-wind energy in this county and council. We have wind blowing 24/7. One these windmills can power 3,000 houses yet we have no policy around wind energy,” he declared.Mr Stephens told the meeting that the Energy agency has produced a plan for the energy requirements of Limerick and how they can be provided for.“Limerick was once quite strong in renewable energy skills network, in upskiling people for renewable energy. The funding for that has ceased but there might be a case to revisit it“Limerick City and County Council was one of the first in Ireland to install photovoltaics  (solar panels) in its buildings (solar panels) producing about 20 per cent of this building’s energy.After hearing that there are advancements with a company testing a quarter scale model wave energy machine in the Shannon Estuary, Cllr Gilligan suggested that the council request a presentation on the project from the team involved. WhatsAppcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Limerick’s O’Connell Street Revitalisation Works to go ahead TAGSAdaption Framework Plancarbon emissionsGreenhouse gasJohn GilliganLimerick City and County CouncilLimerick/Clare Energy Agencynational mitigation planPat Stephens NewsEnvironmentLimerick council faces tough decisions on climate changeBy Bernie English – October 29, 2017 3601 Call to extend Patrickswell public sewer line Previous articleLimerick river and lake water quality warningNext articleLimerick toddler sues hotel over sixth-floor fall Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. New parklet changes Catherine Street dining experience last_img read more

January Storms Push Home Sales Down

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home Sales RE/MAX 2014-02-19 Krista Franks Brock Share Save January Storms Push Home Sales Down Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Home Sales RE/MAX Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. Related Articles Previous: Credit Default Rates Decrease in January Next: Increased Inventory Slows Home Value Growthcenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / January Storms Push Home Sales Down Winter storms in many parts of the country caused delays in appraisals and closings, leading January home sales to plummet 26.9 percent over the month, according to the RE/MAX National Housing Report for January. Meanwhile, tight inventory continues to drive up home prices, and homes continue to fly off the market rather quickly.While home sales were down nearly 27 percent over the month, they were down 7.1 percent from January last year, according to the RE/MAX report, which includes data from 52 metros across the nation.”We usually expect to see fewer home sales in the winter months, but January experienced particularly severe storms in large parts of the country, which disrupted appraisals, inspections and closings,” said Margaret Kelly, CEO of RE/MAX.She added, however, that “the real story for home sales in 2014 will begin to unfold in the coming spring and summer months.”The median home price declined over the month – falling 6.3 percent to $173,475. However, January’s median price continued a 24-month trend of year-over-year increases, rising 11.6 percent since January 2013. Forty-five of the 52 markets observed reported year-over-year home price gains in January.The year-over-year rise in home prices is a reflection of the tight inventory that has persisted into this year, according to RE/MAX. As of January, the market holds 5.3 months’ supply of homes, which is lower than the inventory reported a month ago and a year ago.A few markets are experiencing inventories far below the national average. RE/MAX found the lowest inventories in Denver, Colorado (1.1 month); San Francisco, California (1.4 months); Los Angeles, California (2.5 months); Boston, Massachusetts (2.7 months); San Diego, California (2.7 months); Houston, Texas (2.7 months); and Seattle, Washington (2.7 months).Metros with the greatest yearly home price gains in January include: Detroit, Michigan (35.2 percent); Atlanta, Georgia (28.6 percent); Las Vegas, Nevada (23.5 percent); San Francisco, California (22.3 percent); Los Angeles, California (20.2 percent); and Miami, Florida (18.7 percent).For homes sold in January, the average number of days on market was 75. “The low Days on Market average is associated with continued high demand and a reduced inventory of homes for sale,” according to RE/MAX. in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago February 19, 2014 524 Views About Author: Krista Franks Brocklast_img read more

14 Covid fines issued in Donegal in past week

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp By News Highland – April 30, 2021 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA 14 Covid fines issued in Donegal in past week Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Twitter Previous articleDrop in homelessness in North WestNext articleIndia added to mandatory hotel quarantine list News Highland center_img Facebook Twitter Google+ 14 fines for breaches of Covid-19 regulations have been handed out by Gardai in Donegal over the past week.To date gardai say almost 21,000 covid fines have been handed out across the range of covid breaches.A total of 841 fines have been issued in Donegal.Over 3900 fines have been issued across the country for organising or attending house parties.57 fines of €2000 euro have been issued for international travel to airport and ports.While over 1,200 fines have been given out for non-essential journeys to airport and ports. WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+ Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

Employee can delegate services

first_img Previous Article Next Article Being able to arrange a replacement in limited circumstances did not mean asports instructor was self-employed.  Thismonth we look at constructive dismissal, disability discrimination andpsychiatric injury, plus, is an employer liable for discrimination when theincident took place outside the course of employmentContractual right to delegate personal services MacFarlane & another v Glasgow City Council IDS Brief 678, EAT MacFarlane was a sports instructor. Initially, she was responsible for herown tax and national insurance contributions but when she started workinglonger hours the council made PAYE deductions. Although MacFarlane was engagedto teach sessions at specific times she was only paid for the sessions actuallyworked. If she was unable to work, she could arrange for a replacementinstructor from the council’s approved list who would then be paid by thecouncil direct. MacFarlane was not entitled to holiday or sick pay nor did she enter intoany written contract with the council, although she received its standardletter relating to the terms upon which instructors were engaged. The councilissued new terms and classified the instructors as self-employed. MacFarlaneresigned and claimed she had been constructively and unfairly dismissed. At a preliminary hearing, the tribunal held MacFarlane was self-employedbecause an essential element of an employment contract, namely the obligationof “personal service” was lacking. MacFarlane successfully appealed.The EAT held MacFarlane’s right to arrange a replacement in limitedcircumstances was not incompatible with a contract of employment. Failure to make reasonable adjustments Fu v London Borough of Camden Unreported, January 2001, EAT Following an accident at work in 1993 Fu, a housing officer, could only walkwith the aid of a walking stick. She had another accident and was off work fora year. When her condition deteriorated, she was provided with a special chair.She subsequently suffered another injury and was on sick leave from the summerof 1997. In May 1998 the council offered her ill-health retirement or dismissaland she accepted the former. Her tribunal claim for disability discriminationwas unsuccessful. The tribunal held the council was justified in offeringill-health retirement because on the medical evidence adduced, Fu was permanentlyincapable of performing her contract even if the requirement to make homevisits was removed. The EAT allowed Fu’s appeal. The tribunal had failed to consider whether thecouncil could have made reasonable adjustments to retain Fu in some other capacityor to make any adjustments before offering dismissal. Accordingly Fu hadsuffered from pre dismissal discrimination pursuant to section 5(2) of theDisability Discrimination Act. No “constructive dismissal” in disability claims Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v Harley Unreported, February 2001, EAT Harley had suffered from bulimia nervosa for a number of years. Disciplinaryproceedings were commenced against her and she was formally disciplined. Sheappealed against that decision and wrote to her manager stating that unlessthere was a satisfactory outcome to her appeal she would consider heremployment to be terminated. Notwithstanding her letter, Harley resigned before the appeal wasdetermined. She brought a successful disability discrimination claim on thebasis that she had been constructively dismissed and this constituted a”dismissal” within the meaning of Section 4 (2) of the DisabilityDiscrimination Act 1995. The commissioner successfully appealed. A constructive dismissal arises whenan employee resigns in response to a repudiatory breach of contract by theemployer. Whilst the definition of “dismissal” in otherdiscrimination legislation had been construed or amended to includeconstructive dismissal this is not the case with the DDA. “Dismissal”as defined by the DDA was to be given its natural and obvious meaning and itdoes not encompass constructive dismissal. Request to work from home refused Lockwood v Crawley Warren Group Limited EOR Discrimination Digest 47, EAT On her return from maternity leave, Lockwood worked three days a week andtook two days holiday each week from her annual entitlement. Consequently, shewas deemed to be working full-time. When problems arose regarding her childcarearrangements Lockwood suggested that either she work from home and pay for thenecessary equipment herself or that she take unpaid leave of up to six months.CWG rejected both proposals but agreed to Lockwood having two weeks’ paidleave. Lockwood resigned and claimed she had been indirectly discriminatedagainst on the grounds of her sex. The tribunal dismissed the claim. No new requirement or condition had beenapplied to her by CWG because her job had always involved full-time working.Lockwood successfully appealed. The EAT found that a request to work from homeat one’s own expense is “conceptually similar” to a request to workpart-time. Moreover, CWG’s proposal that following the two weeks’ paid leaveLockwood would work full-time did impose a requirement or condition. The casewas remitted back to the tribunal for it to consider whether the requirement orcondition could be justified. Care needed when conducting disciplinary proceedings Whitbread v Hall Unreported, February 2001, Court of Appeal Disciplinary proceedings were commenced against Hall following allegationsof gross misconduct. At the disciplinary hearing Hall admitted the allegationsand was then dismissed. He brought a successful unfair dismissal claim.Although the tribunal held that the dismissal fell within the “band ofreasonable responses” Whitbread’s disciplinary process had been so flawedthat it rendered the dismissal unfair. The EAT upheld this decision. Whitbread appealed unsuccessfully to the Court of Appeal. The issue waswhether the requirement of “reasonableness” pursuant to Section 98 ofthe Employment Rights Act 1996 was relevant only in relation to thedisciplinary sanction imposed, or whether it was also relevant to the processleading to the employer’s decision to dismiss. Notwithstanding Hall’sadmission, Whitbread was still obliged to act in a reasonable manner. The court held that the appropriate test in misconduct dismissals todetermine if an employer had acted reasonably was that established in Burchelland confirmed by the Court of Appeal in Foley and Madden last year. Did theemployer hold a reasonable suspicion that the employee was guilty ofmisconduct, was that suspicion based on reasonable grounds and was a reasonableinvestigation carried out? Discrimination resulted in psychiatric injury Lawrence v JL Distribution EOR Discrimination Digest 47, Employment Tribunal Lawrence was of Afro-Caribbean origin. From the time his employmentcommenced, until his dismissal seven weeks later, he was subject to constantracist abuse from his colleagues. After complaining to his manager about thetreatment he was told that he “didn’t fit in” and was dismissed. Hewas subsequently diagnosed as suffering from depression. He brought a successful race discrimination claim. The tribunal held thatLawrence had suffered direct discrimination and had been dismissed because theother workers did not want to work with him. In addition, he had beenvictimised because his dismissal arose directly as a result of his complaint tothe manager. The tribunal awarded compensation of £19,425 which included£10,000 for psychiatric injury and injury to feelings. The tribunal wassatisfied that Lawrence’s depression constituted “moderate”psychiatric damage. His family life had suffered, he had been prescribed antidepressants and offered counselling, and his lack of self-confidence affectedhis ability to look for alternative employment. Care needed when settling proceedings Gloystarne & Co v Martin I RLB 658, EAT Martin’s application form for an unfair dismissal claim did not specifywhether a representative was acting on his behalf. Shortly before the hearingJones, a trade union official, telephoned the tribunal to say that the partieshad reached an agreement and Acas would be preparing a COT3. Jones thenconfirmed this by fax. The tribunal stayed the proceedings but no COT3 wascompleted and Martin subsequently informed the tribunal he wanted his casere-listed for hearing. Gloystarne argued that there was an enforceable oral agreement in place eventhough Martin had not signed the COT3. The tribunal learned that the termsdiscussed between Jones and Acas were without Martin’s knowledge and it foundthat Martin had merely authorised Jones to report back on any settlementproposals. In going beyond this, Jones had acted without Martin’s knowledge andconsent and the case was re-listed. Gloystarne appealed unsuccessfully to theEAT which held that Jones had no actual or ostensible authority to conclude asettlement for Martin. Ostensible authority would only arise had Martin himselfheld out Jones as having the authority to act on his behalf. Council liable for discrimination Rawat v Kirklees Metropolitan Council EOR Discrimination Digest 47, Employment Tribunal Ms Rawat, who was of Asian origin, reported directly to Singh, the council’sequal opportunities adviser. Singh was responsible for organising an eveningevent celebrating the independence of India and Pakistan. The council fundedthe event which took place at a local town hall. Singh instructed the town hallmanager that men and women were to be seated separately, women upstairs and mendownstairs. The manager, a council employee duly notified the stewards, all ofwhom were council employees. On arrival, Rawat was told to sit upstairs. Rawatargued that by this segregation Singh and the council had discriminated againsther on the grounds of her sex and she brought a sex discrimination claim. The council argued that it was not liable because the event was not duringthe course of Rawat’s employment, but the tribunal upheld the claim. Singh and the other employees were acting the course of their employment,the event took place at the council’s premises, it was funded by the counciland, irrespective of Singh’s actions being in the course of his employment, theseating arrangements at this public event were entirely under the council’scontrol. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Employee can delegate servicesOn 1 Apr 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Pay rise increases mask fall in cash value

first_imgPay rise increases mask fall in cash valueOn 3 Sep 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Payawards have increased to 2.7 per cent for the three months to the end of July2002 – a rise of 0.2 per cent on the revised June figure, according toIndustrial Relations Services (IRS).Despitethe increase, acting editor of IRS Pay and Benefits Bulletin, Charles Cotton,said stock market volatility is likely to dampen-down pay expectations asuncertainty clouds much of the private sector.Theresearch shows that settlement levels in the service sector, at 3 per cent,continue to run ahead of those in manufacturing (2.8 per cent), although thegap has narrowed. It also reveals that pay deals are generally worth less thana year ago. An analysis of a matched sample of 49 awards monitored by IRSreveals that two-thirds of settlements with effective dates between 1 May and31 July 2002 are worth less than the comparable deal in the same period lastyear. Only 16 per cent of reviews are worth more, with a similar percentagepitched at exactly the same level.www.irsonline.co.uk Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Selective feeding by benthic foraminifera on phytodetritus on the western Antarctic Peninsula shelf: evidence from fatty acid biomarker analysis

first_imgThis study presents the first direct evidence, based on biochemical analysis of fresh material, that certain benthic foraminifera feed selectively on specific components of seasonally deposited phytodetritus in their natural environment. Three abundant species of benthic foraminifera, the calcareous species Globocassidulina subglobosa and Quinqueloculina seminula and the agglutinated species Thurammina albicans, collected after the deposition of phytoplankton bloom material at a shelf site (560 m water depth) west of the Antarctic Peninsula in March 2001, showed significant differences in their fatty acid profiles compared to the surrounding phytodetritus. Furthermore, the 2 calcareous species contained significantly higher amounts of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) than were found in their presumptive phytodetrital food source, indicating that the foraminifera discriminate between, and selectively feed on, the different components of the deposited material. Possible implications for the benthic food web are discussed.last_img read more