Calcutta HC Takes Suo Moto Case On Risk Of COVID-19 Infection In Children Protection Homes [Read Notification]

first_imgNews UpdatesCalcutta HC Takes Suo Moto Case On Risk Of COVID-19 Infection In Children Protection Homes [Read Notification] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK7 April 2020 1:26 AMShare This – xThe Calcutta High Court on Wednesday will hear a suo moto case on measures to be taken to protect children lodged in Protection Homes from the Corona virus. A bench comprising Justice Harish Tandon and Justice Soumen Sen will consider the matter titled “Contagion of Covid 19 virus in Children Protection Homes” through Video Conferencing tomorrow at 1.15 PM. A notification issued in…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 Calcutta High Court on Wednesday will hear a suo moto case on measures to be taken to protect children lodged in Protection Homes from the Corona virus. A bench comprising Justice Harish Tandon and Justice Soumen Sen will consider the matter titled “Contagion of Covid 19 virus in Children Protection Homes” through Video Conferencing tomorrow at 1.15 PM. A notification issued in this behalf by the Registrar General states, “It is hereby notified for information of all concerned that the Hon’ble the Chief Justice, High Court, Calcutta has been pleased to pass the following order: A ‘Special Bench’ comprising of the Hon’ble Justice Harish Tandon and the Hon’ble Justice Soumen Sen will function on 8th April, 2020 at 1.15 P.M. through video conferencing to hear Suo Moto Writ Petition under Article 226 and 227 of the Constitution of India in connection with Contagion of Covid 19 virus in Children Protection Homes.” Notably, the Supreme Court has already issued detailed directions to Child Care Institutions across the country, asking them to consider whether children should be kept in the respective institutions, considering the best interest, health and safety concerns. It has been directed that families be counseled to ensure that institutionalization is the last resort. Further, they have been asked to ensure safety and availability of personal hygiene products in the institutions. The Supreme Court had also directed all the Juvenile Justice Boards and Children Courts to consider releasing all children alleged to be in conflict with law on temporary bail, unless there are clear and valid reasons for the application of the proviso to Section 12, JJ Act, 2015. Read Notification Next Storylast_img read more

Training

first_imgTrainingOn 16 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. This week’s training newsTaster success Taster courses could be the key to attracting the disadvantaged intotraining, according to research. The report, conducted by the Learning andSkills Development Agency, found that courses lasting three to six hours weresuccessful in attracting adults who were new to education. IT courses were themost popular.  www.LSagency.org.ukTraining merger talks Two national training authorities have begun merger talks ahead of agovernment announcement on the future of NTOs. The Engineering and Marine TrainingAuthority expects to complete its discussions with the Science Technical andMathematics Council by the end of November.  www.dfes.gov.ukCITB adds 12 topics The Construction Industry Training Board has added 12 topics to its healthand safety training. The Tool Box Talks and Tool Box Talks Presenter’s Coursenow have a total of 69 themes, including site transport and personal hygiene.The course can be delivered by an A6 binder, or by the presenter’s course whichis accompanied by lecture notes and slides.  www.citb.co.ukCraft NVQ’s milestone The construction craft NVQ has awarded its 200,000th assessment to ColinHead, of Edmund Nuttall. The milestone reflects the increase of on-siteassessment centres, which by May had reached 127, with 5,754 and follows lastyear’s record of 51,500 NVQ registrations. The on-site training gives staff thechance to obtain a recognised NVQ and hold a CSCS card.  www.city-and-guilds.co.ukCourse shows way A course to help staff deal with the Financial Services and Market Act hasbeen launched via a programme of e-learning solutions. N2 Briefing for AllStaff, has been developed by Wide Learning in association with KPMG, a globalnetwork of professional service firms. The release is designed to meet the needfor greater N2 awareness and training solutions.  www.widelearning.com  www.kpmg.comVision for optometrists High street optician Dollond & Aitchison is running a new trainingscheme for graduate optometrists. The company wants its recruits to build ontheir clinical skills with better customer care. Designed by training firmInteraction, the course will help graduates listen to and empathise with theirpatients. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Firms need to plan for consultation law

first_imgFirms need to plan for consultation lawOn 16 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today Full compliance with the Information and ConsultationDirective is not due until 2005. Rather than putting it on the back burner,employers need to start planning to deliver the right solutionAt long last, the Information and Consultation Directive is finalised.Despite being resisted by successive British governments for 25 years, it wassneaked through in February at a meeting of EU agriculture ministers. The Government has won special arrangements and the directive will not applyfully in Britain until 2008 – even big companies will not have to comply until2005. But beware of placing it in your pending tray with the intention of yoursuccessor having to deal with it – this is the biggest development in employeerelations for a generation. Employers need to plan the best course to compliance. You can be sure thatthe trade unions are already doing so, with the directive offeringopportunities and challenges for them. It could open the door for them to fullrecognition in thousands of workplaces; or employers could use it imaginativelyto create the best employee involvement system for their own organisation,which may or may not include union involvement. What emerges from the road shows that law firm Eversheds is currentlyrunning is there is no simple ‘right’ decision for all businesses. Employersmust weigh up a number of factors – the directive deadlines, its terms, thelikely shape of UK regulations, what other employers are doing and how employeerelations are changing in their organisation. While it is important to start planning, it is also crucial not to rush toanswers. When the European Works Council Directive (EWC) came into force, manyemployers moved at once to negotiate deals, so as to escape the full rigours ofthe directive. In the small print of the new directive there is a similarprovision. But there are important differences employers must be aware of. The new directive is less prescriptive and it lacks the EWC law’s detailedblueprint of what must be put in place by those who fail to do their own deals.Sadly, that makes it more difficult to work out what you need to do to comply. The directive leaves many big issues for the Government to determine. Caninformation and consultation take place at an organisational level, or must itbe handled up the line at a UK level? Will you be able to make agreements that satisfy your obligations withnon-union employees or their representatives – like the ‘workforce agreements’that have featured in other recent legislation? What happens when employeesfail to show sufficient interest in taking up what the directive offers? Willbusinesses then be able to avoid making any changes to their current practices?On this and more the DTI will decide. Employers do not want to get their response wrong. The penalties for failureto comply will be ‘effective’ and ‘dissuasive’. The majority of workplaces inthe UK have no standing employee representative arrangements – unlike theircontinental counterparts. This will have to change with companies with as fewas 50 employees in the whole of the UK, or just 20 at one establishment, beingaffected. This directive will have a much wider impact than either the EuropeanWorks Council Directive or statutory recognition arrangements for trade unions.There are two steps that should be taken at this stage. First, managers needto understand the directive – which is a sorry example of Euro-drafting – andwhat requirements are likely to flow from it. Second, you then need to performan option appraisal to assess the best route forward for the business. Thisneeds to be done before the end of this year, so you have time to negotiate theright deal for your business. By Robbie Gilbert, a consultant in the HR group at law firm Eversheds andchief executive of the Employers’ Forum on Statute and Practice Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

People

first_imgTrevor Richards, HR manager, Smiths GoreChartered surveyor and rural property consultant Smiths Gore has appointedTrevor Richards as HR manager, based in Peterborough. He is responsible for HRacross the company’s 17 UK offices and his role encompasses a wide range ofissues from recruitment and training policies, to the day-to-day management ofemployment issues. Much of his work is building best practice across thecompany. Where were you working before and what were your duties? Hegarty & Co Solicitors in Peterborough. As it was a smallerorganisation I wore many hats apart from HR including: health & safety,quality assurance and anything else that no-one else wanted to deal with. What will be the duties in your new role? This is a new position, so I have started with a blank sheet of paper.Consequently I will need to put in place a complete HR function across thefirm. What do you hope to achieve in your new role? To put in place a complete HR function across the whole firm, without beingfired! What is the strangest situation you have been in at work? I was once seen under the desk of the secretary to the senior partner. Allin the line of duty though – honest. How do you think the role of HR will change over the next five years? I suspect it will become far more business-focused and move away from theperceived social worker image. What’s the best thing about HR? The ability to influence the business at all levels. And the worst? The inability to influence the business at all levels. How do you fill your spare time? What spare time? Do you network? Yes, through the local CIPD branch and on the golf course, which is muchmore fun. If you could do any job in the world, what would it be? HR manager to the England Rugby team. Who would play you in the film of your life and why? Bob Hoskins. There is a certain similarity in appearance and he is veryversatile, just like me. Richards’ CV2002 HR manager, Smiths Gore1998 Office manager, Hegarty & Co Solicitors1997 Self employed1975 HR and administration in the Military PoliceOn the move– English Lakes Hotels has appointeda new group training manager, Lynn Riley. She is promoted to the role afternine years with the company. The firm is committed to training and recently wonan Excellence in Cumbria, new media innovation award for its e-commerce stafftraining. Previously she was personnel administrator.– Angela Mason has joined theDepartment of Trade and Industry as director of the Government’s women andequality unit. The unit is designed to ensure women’s concerns are representedat the heart of policy-making. Mason will co-ordinate the equality agenda. Sheis currently the executive director of Stonewall and will report to PatriciaHewitt and Barbara Roche.– David Morgan has joined trainingprovider Lexicon as operations director. He will be responsible for theday-to-day implementation of the group’s development plan and its overallbusiness performance. During the next 12 months the organisation will undergo amajor expansion programme, with staff numbers rising from 34 to 800. Prior tohis appointment Morgan was the director of strategy, marketing andcommunications at the Employment National Training Organisation in Leicester.– Christopher Lees has joined theInstitute of Public Finance’s training division and will design and delivertraining courses. He was previously a senior accountant at Birmingham CityCouncil where he was responsible for managing large trading accounts. He hasalso been a part-time lecturer at Halesowen College, delivering accountingcourses. PeopleOn 7 Jan 2003 in Military, Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. center_img Related posts: Features list 2021 – submitting content to Personnel TodayOn this page you will find details of how to submit content to Personnel Today. We do not publish a…last_img read more

RAC wins plaudits over pension plans

first_img Comments are closed. RAC wins plaudits over pension plansOn 14 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Motor breakdown and insurance company RAC has won a ‘pension scheme of theyear’ award just weeks after a review of its final salary offering. While other businesses are closing final salary schemes to new employees ina bid to save money, RAC retained the benefit and even extended it to employeesaged under 25. The company has restructured its scheme and has taken steps to significantlyreduce its current deficit. It increased company contributions, and asked members to increase theircontributions to protect the future of the scheme. Forty-five per cent ofemployees in the scheme agreed to raise their contributions to keep theirfuture pension unchanged. David Dugan, RAC group pensions manager, said: “Our final salary schemeis an important part of the way we attract and retain high-calibre colleagues. “We have taken the opportunity this year to drive major changes in theway we fund and communicate our pension commitments. We are confident thechanges will protect the long-term future of our scheme for the benefit of allour members.” Currently, 60 per cent of RAC’s 6,500-strong workforce are members of thefinal salary scheme. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Modeling polar ionospheric effects during the October-November 2003 solar proton events

first_imgAt Ny Ålesund, Svalbard (78°54′N, 11°53′E, L ∼ 18), a narrowband VLF receiver was used to monitor the behavior of the amplitude of several high-power transmitters located in the Northern Hemisphere under the influence of the solar proton events (SPE) of October/November 2003. We have used Sodankylä ion chemistry (SIC) atmospheric model profiles calculated at the midpoint location of the propagation paths in the northern wintertime polar region to investigate the radio propagation properties of several high-latitude paths. Different paths showed different responses to the proton precipitation, but propagation modeling was broadly able to account for most of the positive and negative responses observed. Using the SIC-based electron density profiles, we have been able to develop models of ionospheric effective height (h′) and sharpness (β) in order to describe the D region behavior as a function of proton flux, extending previous work which reported β and h′ values as functions of the X-ray flux from solar flares. As a result of these models, our understanding of VLF propagation influenced by SPEs is such that VLF observations might be used to predict changes in the ionospheric D region electron density profiles during other particle precipitation events.last_img read more

Window smashed at Hudson Pride Connections Center

first_imgJERSEY CITY — The smashing of the front window of a Jones Street office of the Hudson Pride Connections Center on March 20 is being investigated as a possible “bias incident,” local officials said.While no one was hurt, the incident has increased the tension many people feel in the community. Hudson Pride provides a number of key services to the LGBTQ community, including physical and psychological assistance. The center operates on the second floor of a building just south of the Journal Square campus for Hudson Community College, and the transportation PATH and bus hub.Police responded to the site at about 10:40 a.m. on the report of a broken window and were met by the deputy director.The alarm company altered the center-of-motion activity on the front porch prior to the arrival of staff, who discovered the window bashed in.Nothing was stolen. ×last_img read more

Get Ahead of the Curve at Work: Unexpected Productivity Perks

first_imgWhether workers are constantly on the go from meeting to meeting, or just need a comfortable place to anchor down, the key word pushing innovation in today’s office is flexibility.The modern workforce requires versatile technology that can meet whatever needs the day may bring, while ensuring productivity remains at the forefront.Today, we’re excited to announce the latest addition to the world’s #1 monitor lineup: The Dell 34 Curved Monitor (P3418HW) with 2560 x 1080 WFHD resolution, allowing workers to work more comfortably and more flexibly than ever before, and all at an affordable price point.When combined with Dell’s extensive list of curved displays, peripherals and accessories, this monitor can support modern workers on the go, during long deskbound hours, and everywhere in between.Work on a curved monitorRegardless of industry, today’s employees are spending more time in front of a screen than ever before. That’s why Dell has quite literally bent our product specifications to better meet their needs through our curved monitors.With 2560 x 1080 WFHD resolution, our new curved monitor enables an immersive wrap-around experience with a greater field of vision. Not only does this ultra-wide screen help minimize peripheral distractions, it also gives users a 33 percent increase in extended view (vs. a 27” FHD screen), allowing them to see more onscreen content within a single glance. The screen curvature offers a consistent focal length, meaning workers’ eyes don’t have to work as hard throughout the day to view the entire screen.Of course, their eyes aren’t the only part of their body putting in long hours. The Dell 34 Curved Monitor features an adjustable stand, allowing workers to tilt and adjust their screen to the height and angle that works best for them.And this ultra-wide screen was made for multitasking. Workers can utilize Dell Easy Arrange to seamlessly lay out and move between multiple applications or leverage the Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture features to work on multiple tasks across multiple PCs simultaneously.“Our research has shown that 21:9 widescreen monitors are invaluable in office environments, especially given that many roles today require heavy multitasking,” says Bryan Ma, VP of Devices Research at IDC. “Curved panels in particular provide a more productive experience by bringing the sides of an ultrawide display closer to the user without the fatigue and limitations of flat screens.”The Dell 34 Curved Monitor is designed for workers in the financial or data analytics industries, as well as business professionals, engineers or programmers looking for a more affordable curved monitor, which still meets the intense demands of their day-to-day tasks. The three-sided ultrathin bezel adds to the expansive view and makes it easier to use multiple monitors without image interruption. It also displays color beautifully right out of the box with 99 percent RGB coverage.And, as always, workers in creative or visual fields will appreciate Dell’s precise color calibration. This monitor features 99 percent sRGB, and as a bonus, workers’ eyes are also less fatigued from blue light emissions, thanks to ComfortView, and its flicker-free feature.Pump up the volumeFor those times workers need to keep their heads down and focus, we’ve even considered the best way to optimize their motivational playlists.The Dell 34 Curved Monitor comes with built-in dual 9W speakers for clear audio when they need to share, or they can plug in in Dell’s Pro Stereo USB headset to seamlessly switch between playing tunes and taking calls.If our users’ office setup isn’t working as hard as they are — it isn’t working.Dell 34 Curved Monitor (P3418HW) is just the latest addition to our line of displays aimed at supporting our customers as their technology needs change throughout the day, whether working, playing or somewhere in-between. The Dell 34 Curved Monitor (P3418HW) will be available to order Nov. 29 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia and Jan. 9 in the United States for $699.last_img read more

Nicaragua Requests More U.S. Aid for Fight Against Drugs

first_img For the first time, Nicaragua was added to the list of countries with increased drug trafficking, according to the U.S. government report, “Majors List” presented to Congress on September 16. Costa Rica and Honduras joined their neighbor in the list of major drug-trafficking nations, according to a report in the Miami Herald. In response, on September 17 Nicaraguan Vice President Jaime Morales requested the U.S. government for increased financial aid to combat drug-trafficking in Central America, said Xinhua news agency. Morales pointed out that the U.S. gave more funds to Mexico and Colombia with the expansion of the Merida Plan, and added that despite capturing millions of dollars worth of drugs in Nicaragua, this was achieved with great difficulty because of the lack of resources. “Don’t forget that the main victim of drug trafficking is the United States, so its government should help combat drug trafficking in the region,” he added, according to the same report. Costa Rica, meanwhile, was shaken by the designation. In a news conference following the news of the report, U.S. Ambassador Anne Andrew reassured the Central American country by emphasizing that “Costa Rica’s inclusion on the Major’s List is not a failing grade or criticism. It is a description of the seriousness of the situation.” As in the case of Nicaragua, the Miami Herald report highlighted that Costa Rica had seized some nine tons of cocaine so far in 2010. Still, Andrew cautioned that making the list did not necessarily mean that more financial aid would be destined to any of the countries on it. El Salvador and Belize are the only Central American countries still not considered major transit routes for narco-trafficking. By Dialogo September 21, 2010last_img read more

Ecuador Activates Two Military Detachments on Border with Colombia

first_imgBy Dialogo February 01, 2011 Ecuador has activated two military detachments on its border with Colombia in order to neutralize the infiltration of guerrillas and other illegal groups from that country, the Defense Ministry announced. The garrisons, each with a capacity of sixty soldiers, are located in the localities of Santa Bárbara and Lita, in the provinces of Sucumbíos and Imbabura (in northern Ecuador) respectively. Defense Minister Javier Ponce, who inaugurated the facilities, said that the objective is “to have an extensive and well-financed network (…) that makes it possible to halt the (Colombian) irregular groups” that cross the border. The head of the Armed Forces Joint Command, Gen. Ernesto González, indicated that one of these organizations is Front 48 of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC, a Marxist group). “It’s a front that has as its chief mission logistical supply for the Southern Block,” one of the FARC’s largest structures, the general indicated. The posts cost 800,000 dollars each, and their construction by the Army engineering corps began five months ago, according to the Ministry. Ecuador has around seven thousand military personnel deployed on its 720-km border with Colombia, according to the authorities. A report by the Ecuadorean Armed Forces, published two weeks ago, indicated that the institution dismantled 126 clandestine FARC bases during 2010, as part of operations in which three irregulars were killed. The bases were discovered in the provinces of Sucumbíos and Esmeraldas, it added. Ecuador reinforced its military presence in the border sector following the Colombian bombardment of a clandestine FARC base in Sucumbíos, on 1 March 2008, which killed the guerrilla group’s second-ranking leader, Raúl Reyes, and twenty-four others. As a result of that attack, Quito broke off relations with Bogotá, but ties were fully restored on 26 November, after having been reactivated at the chargé d’affaires level a year earlier.last_img read more