Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) HY2010 Interim Report

first_imgLetshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the half year.For more information about Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw)  2010 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLetshego Financial Services Botswana is regulated financial services institution that offers products and solutions for the low- to middle-income sector in Botswana. The company was established in 1998 as Micro Provident Botswana Limited but now operates as a member of the Letshego Group. Letshego Financial Services Botswana is primarily focused on providing financial solutions to individuals who are formally employed by the government of Botswana, parastatals and the private sector. A subsidiary division offers microfinance and savings solutions to individuals generating income in the informal sector. Letshego Financial Services Botswana is able to cater to both sectors by providing simple, appropriate and accessible solutions that are competitively priced. The company was able to diversify its offering through the acquisition of Micro Africa Limited in East Africa, allowing it to provide loans to micro and small enterprises, collective groups and low- to middle-class earners. The company has a presence in 11 countries across southern, east and west Africa; Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania and Uganda.last_img read more

Edgars Stores Limited HY2017 Presentation

first_imgEdgars Stores Limited (EDGR.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2017 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Edgars Stores Limited (EDGR.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Edgars Stores Limited (EDGR.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Edgars Stores Limited (EDGR.zw)  2017 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileEdgars Stores Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. The company retails a range of high-quality casualwear clothing, footwear and accessories for children, ladies and gents in branded stores in Zimbabwe. The company operates three divisions: Edgars Chain, Jet Chain and Manufacturing. Its fashion retail outlets fall under the Edgars and Jet brands, with the retail brand Express falling under Jet Stores. Edgars Stores Limited also manufacture and retail a range of locally-made clothing; acquiring the Carousel Clothing factory in 1974 and the Jeans Company in 1993. Its core business is casualwear and accessories with a subsidiary division providing funeral and hospital insurance services. Edgars was founded in 1946 and today, is the market leader in casualwear and accessories in Zimbabwe. Its headquarters are in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.last_img read more

Downsizing? Ditch These Items

first_imgDecorationsWhile holiday decor has some sentimental value, consider getting rid of the decorations you haven’t used in the past five years, particularly bulkier items such as outdoor decorations and holiday tableware you use just once a year. Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Here’s what to pitch to organize and reclaim spaceFrom AARPThe Big House| Consider making this decision as soon the kids are gone rather than when you’re ready to retire. Even if your home is already paid for, there are still significant costs in owning more space than you really need, including taxes, utilities, insurance and repairs. Plus, it will force you to downsize other belongings, too. You’ll also have an excuse for why the kids can’t move back in with you later! DebtOver the course of a lifetime, the average American today will pay more than $600,000 in interest on all the money he or she borrows, according to CreditLoan.com. Pay off debt as quickly as possible.Definitely pay it off before you retire. Live by this old-school rule: If you can’t afford to pay for it now, you simply can’t afford it.ClothesIf your wardrobe has outgrown your closet and dresser, start by purging enough pieces so that everything will fit. Get rid of unwanted clothing at yard sales or online, or by donating items to charity.Anything in Off-Site StorageAccording to the Self Storage Association, there are about 50,000 self-storage facilities in the U.S. That’s more than five times the number of Starbucks! Vow to eliminate storage fees by getting rid of enough stuff so that all your possessions fit in your own home.Exercise EquipmentIf the exercise bike or treadmill in your bedroom has morphed into a permanent clothes rack, donate it to a local thrift store or charity.Kitchen Appliances and GadgetsAsk yourself: “When was the last time I plugged that in?” If it’s been more than six months since you’ve used the waffle iron or bread maker, it’s probably time to find that appliance a new home. While you’re in the kitchen, eliminate unused culinary gadgets and non-matching tableware.CarBesides downsizing your home and eliminating debt, getting rid of one — or all — of your vehicles could result in the greatest savings. According to AAA, it currently costs an average of $8,698 annually to own and operate a vehicle in the U.S. if you factor in all the costs, including depreciation. If you’re a two-car family, getting rid of one set of wheels might make sense once one or both partners are no longer working. You might be able to get by with public transportation or a car-share program, or at least downgrade to less-expensive vehicles. If you’re planning to relocate in retirement, there are communities where owning a car may not be necessary.Childhood MemorabiliaIf your kids or other family members don’t want keepsakes from their own childhood (or yours) now, they’re not going to want them when you’re gone. Hold on to a few precious, symbolic mementos — those that truly spark memories and joy — and digitize images of the other things.FurnitureFilling — and too often, overfilling — a room with furniture is a common tendency. Doing so makes the room seem smaller and gives you more places to store and display more stuff. Start by eliminating a couple of pieces from a room and see how much more spacious it feels. — Taylor S. Kennedy/Getty ImagesBooks, Magazines, DVDsUnless a book has sentimental value or you’re going to read it again, put it back into circulation via a yard sale or thrift store so that others can enjoy it. Or donate it to your library, where you can always get free access to books, CDs and DVDs. You can store countless e-books (many are available for free) on an e-reader that’s smaller than a single print volume, and you can easily digitize your music and movie collections.FilesConsumer Reports advises organizing your important files into four categories: “papers that you need to keep for the calendar year or less; ones that can be destroyed when you no longer own the items they cover; tax records, which you should save for seven years; and papers to keep indefinitely.” You can access copies of many documents (e.g., bills, bank statements, user manuals, etc.) via online accounts. Consider storing digitized documents on a Web-based storage service or an external drive. TAGSAARPDownsizing Previous articleUnderstanding the Flood Insurance Claim ProcessNext articleEarly Voting Begins Today Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 last_img read more

Commission on the Donor Experience to “put donors back at the heart of fundraising”

first_img Advertisement Howard Lake | 1 October 2015 | News Support for the CommissionWork on establishing the Commission has been underway since the week-long series of reports and allegations about some fundraising practices by The Daily Mail in July.Its development has been welcomed by several sector bodies, including the Institute of Fundraising. It was mentioned twice positively in the report by Sir Stuart Etherington and his review colleagues, Regulating fundraising for the future: Trust in charities, confidence in fundraising regulation. For example, on page 12 in the executive summary:“we welcome any move that shifts fundraising away from aggressive or pushy techniques and instead towards inspiring people to give and creating long-term, sustainable relationships.”Setting up the CommissionThe Commission’s founders are being helped by an “enthusiasts group” which is taking on some of the practical tasks of establishing the Commission and acting as an advisory and steering body.Another group is working on raising the funds necessary to establish and sustain the Commission.Both Pegram and Burnett invited fundraisers and those with an interest in furthering the Commission’s objects to volunteer their time and services.A website for the Commission is under construction and will be available soon.Burnett and Pegram summed up the reason they had proposed the Commission, saying:“the media criticisms should be seen as a timely wake-up call. We need to respond by going further than ever before to define and improve the donor experience”. 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. Who will be part of the Commission?Martyn Lewis, CBE has agreed to chair the Commission and Giles Pegram will be the vice chair. Work is underway to select the remaining 10 commissioners.A Director and researcher/assistant will also be recruited. The initiative has already attracted some funding from sector bodies to cover these costs.In order to protect the independence of the Commission, individual charities will not be asked to sign up. Nor will any special interest groups, suppliers or sector bodies be able to have any official affiliation to the Commission. Commission on the Donor Experience to “put donors back at the heart of fundraising”center_img Over 160 fundraisers and academics have backed the establishment of a Commission on the Donor Experience in an effort to help identify best fundraising practice that will put donors at the heart of British fundraising.The Commission, proposed by experienced fundraisers Ken Burnett and Giles Pegram CBE, is an attempt to reform the fundraising profession in the wake of months of criticism of some fundraising techniques by several newspapers, politicians and the public, including donors.By identifying best practice and sharing examples so that they might become common practice, the Commission’s founders aim to restore public trust in fundraising and charities.Its terms of reference are “to increase both funds raised and donor satisfaction by appealing to the feelings, thoughts and desires of donors as well as emphasising the needs of the charity”.Burnett and Pegram argue that:“The best defence of fundraisers and fundraising is to put our donors’ interests firmly at the heart of everything we do. Our aspiration is that every communication with or to the donor will make him, or her, feel better than before the communication, so enhancing the pleasure and satisfaction that comes from being a donor as well as improving each donor’s lifetime value to the cause”.What will it do?The Commission on the Donor Experience will focus on:• distilling and defining our best understanding of what donors want and how they feel.• identifying practical things fundraisers can do to ensure donors stay at the heart of all their actions.• sharing and communicating that experience far and wide.• ensuring a better experience for new donors at and around the time of their first support.• looking at training and equipping all fundraisers to deliver the best practical donor experience. It will seek to define the skills, attributes and personal qualities they’ll need.• considering not just the body of existing knowledge, but also what we don’t yet know – how we might innovatively reinvent the donor/cause relationship.It will draw on existing research and soon-to-be-published research, and might, depending on resources, commission its own research to inform its analysis. Tagged with: donor ethics Individual giving  99 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17last_img read more

China, U.S. and global warming: ‘Carbon pricing’ vs. a planned economy

first_imgBeijing, ChinaEnvironmentalists in capitalist countries are in a quandary over what to do about global warming. Even some of those most active in warning about the devastating consequences of atmospheric greenhouse gases have no solutions to propose except those based on “market mechanisms.” The main such scheme is called “carbon pricing.”“The World Bank and International Monetary Fund are pressuring governments to impose a price tag on planet-warming carbon dioxide emissions,” reported the New York Times on April 28. This “solution” has been notably advanced by former Vice President Al Gore, whose company, Generation Investment Management, promotes carbon pricing.The task of such a scheme is to convince investors that they will profit from higher prices for carbon fuels once those prices have been imposed across the board by governmental action. So it’s a win-win situation. Right? The capitalists continue to profit while higher prices lower the demand for carbon fuels, thereby helping the environment. That’s how this idea is being sold.There are just two little problems.First, it’s those who can least afford it — the workers — who will be stuck with the bills. The capitalists can pass on higher costs to their customers, but the workers can’t pass on to anybody else the higher costs of gasoline, coal, natural gas or the electricity generated from fossil fuels. And they’re not likely to have the upfront money it takes to buy a new car or a new furnace to benefit from less-polluting technology.Second, there’s no proof that carbon pricing will decrease the demand for fossil fuels. Meanwhile, the clock is ticking. The recent fires in Alberta, Canada, are just one of the many disasters that show global warming is proceeding at an even faster pace than predicted earlier.So if carbon pricing isn’t the answer, what is? What can be done that doesn’t depend on the capitalist market and keeping rich investors happy?Where public ownership of the means of production allows for government planning of the economy, real changes can be made — now. Not just if and when investors can be convinced that their profits can be enhanced through greener speculation. The People’s Republic of China has shown much progress on this front.China takes real steps away from CO2The latest news is that a big change has been made in China’s economic plans regarding energy production. The country is continuing to move swiftly away from coal as a major source of energy. On April 25, the Chinese government announced that it would not build 200 new coal-fired power generators that had previously been part of its long-term economic plans.It had already begun closing coal mines — thousands of them — while vastly increasing its solar, wind, hydro and nuclear capacity. It has allocated billions of dollars to relocate coal miners to new jobs. Now its plans have eliminated the construction of coal power plants that would have generated 105 gigawatts of power — “more than all the electricity-generating capacity of Britain from all sources.” (New York Times, April 26)Coal is abundant in China. It has fueled the country’s rise as an industrial power. But it has also created terrible air pollution, in addition to adding CO2 to the atmosphere.Clearly, China’s long-term economic planners are not tied to the profit system. They have the freedom to revise their plans based on much more important considerations than the capitalist market. That is not to say that there is not capitalism in China. Obviously, there is. But it is not the dominant economic system, nor does the capitalist class control the Chinese state.China has the ability to control its economy and plan economic growth. It has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. This ability comes from a great socialist revolution that took decades, in which the masses vanquished the landlords, the capitalists and their imperialist backers.The future of humanity hangs on the ability of the masses everywhere to break free of class and national oppression and take control of their own destiny.Part 1: Global warming, nuclear power and ChinaPart 2: China moves decisively on global warmingPart 3: Coal miners in crisisPart 4: What can be done about rising sea levelsFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

RSF appalled by death of Italian journalist in Ramallah

first_img News March 13, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RSF appalled by death of Italian journalist in Ramallah IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes Organisation Follow the news on Israel May 28, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists IsraelMiddle East – North Africa to go further   Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières – RSF) said it was “appalled” by the death of Italian freelance journalist Raffaele Ciriello as a result of Israeli gunfire in Ramallah today and demandes an immediate enquiry into exactly how he was killed and, if necessary, the trial of those responsible.”For months, we have been denouncing the impunity enjoyed by Israeli troops firing on journalists,” said RSF secretary-general Robert Ménard. “We have frequently been concerned by the almost complete lack of investigation by the Israeli authorities into such shootings. It was bound to lead to this kind of tragedy. Today, what we always feared has happened: a journalist has been killed, the first since the start of the second Intifada. We are appalled.”A report by RSF after a visit to the area last summer said there had been 45 incidents of journalists being wounded by gunfire, mostly by Israeli soldiers,         over the previous 10 months. Since then, at least two more have been wounded in Israeli shootings.RSF learns that Ciriello, a freelance photographer on assignment for the Italian daily Corriere della Sera, was hit by six bullets fired from an Israeli tank as he was covering an Israeli incursion into Ramallah near the central Al-Manara Square.With a journalist from the Italian TV station Rai Uno, Amedeo Ricucci, he was in an alleyway off the main street, behind a group of armed Palestinians, when the tank crew, 150 metres away, suddenly opened fire. Ambulances could not reach the scene because of the fierce gunfire, so Ciriello was taken by young Palestinians to the Arab Care hospital, where he died before he could be operated on. The hospital said he had been hit in the chest, stomach, intestines and kidneys.Another photographer, who was French and did not want to be named, was wounded in the leg during the shooting in the square. He said he did not know whether he had been hit by shrapnel or a bullet.The day before (12 March), about 30 journalists were standing on the balcony of a hotel overlooking the Al-Amari refugee camp in Ramallah when an Israeli tank opened fire on them. The journalists took cover inside the hotel. An Israeli army spokesman reportedly apologised to one of them by phone and said troops had mistaken them for Palestinian snipers and their cameras for guns.The Israeli army prevented journalists from entering Ramallah until 4 pm on 12 March, while troops occupied most of the city.Ciriello, 42, began his career a decade ago photographing motor-cycle races and events such as the Paris-Dakar race before becoming interested in war photo-journalism. He had reported on conflicts all over the world, including Lebanon, Afghanistan, Rwanda, Kosovo, Eritrea and Sierra Leone. He also worked with Maria Grazia Cutuli, an Italian journalist killed in Afghanistan last November.see the Case Study of 45 Lournalists i,jured by bullets in the occupied territories from september 2000 to july 2001 (.pdf) News Help by sharing this information RSF is appalled by the death in Ramallah of Italian freelance journalist Raffaele Ciriello, who was hit by gunfire from Israeli soldiers. “For months, we have been denouncing the impunity enjoyed by Israeli troops firing on journalists and today, what we always feared has happened and a journalist has been killed,” said RSF secretary-general Robert Ménard. News RSF_en Receive email alerts News June 3, 2021 Find out more May 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Letter Petition In Bombay High Court Seeks Security For Lawyers In The Wake Of Abduction & Subsequent Killing Of A Pune Lawyer

first_imgNews UpdatesLetter Petition In Bombay High Court Seeks Security For Lawyers In The Wake Of Abduction & Subsequent Killing Of A Pune Lawyer LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK4 Nov 2020 9:07 PMShare This – xA Pune based lawyer has sent a letter petition to the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court, seeking security for lawyers in the wake of abduction and subsequent murder of a lawyer, allegedly in relation to a land dispute. The letter has been addressed by Pruthviraj Pradeep Phalke, stating that the profession of advocacy often leads to hostilities, however, commission of such a…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?LoginA Pune based lawyer has sent a letter petition to the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court, seeking security for lawyers in the wake of abduction and subsequent murder of a lawyer, allegedly in relation to a land dispute. The letter has been addressed by Pruthviraj Pradeep Phalke, stating that the profession of advocacy often leads to hostilities, however, commission of such a heinous crime in the aftermath cannot be tolerated. It is alleged that a lawyer was murdered and his fundamental right to descent burial/last rites was breached, merely because he raised his voice against the evils of corruption. He has therefore sought adequate protection for lawyers, to ensure that they do not live in fear while litigating for the cause of society. He wrote, “If protectors of law are subjected to such open hunting grounds in the hands of adversaries then the objectives of the Public Interest Litigation, The Right to Information Act, The Lokpal Act, The Legal Aid Act will be defeated as lawyers in fear of assassination and such other offences against their body and property will reprimand them from any pro bono activities.” He pointed out that the Advocate Protection Bill, 2019 is languishing in the Parliament. Umesh More was a practising lawyer in District and Sessions Court, Shivajinagar, Pune. He was allegedly abducted on October 1, 2020 from the vicinity of the Court premises in broad daylight and was later strangulated to death, dumped and burnt. It is averred that he was a lawyer of merit and was also involved in many pro bono litigations in interest of the society. In his letter petition, Phalke has alleged that the act of abducting a lawyer from the vicinity of the Court premises and then assassinating him is not possible without the tacit support of law and order mechanism of the city. It is alleged that this incident “also involves certain officers from the Revenue department of Government of Maharashtra. But such government officers suspected in such heinous offence of executing an officer of the court are let free to destroy evidence and implicate their coercion further on the demised lawyer’s family and friends.” Phalke has therefore sought an independent judicial inquiry into the matter in order to ensure that investigation meets the ends of natural justice. “The profession of advocacy certainly leads to hostilities among councils due to heated arguments or any adversarial judgements or orders in conclusion thereof. But such hostilities rarely lead to such heinous offence of assassinating the opposing voice in legal fraternity. This offence committed against an officer of the court as he had raised his voice against the evils of corruption prevalent in the society is spurious act to shut any voice against such evils,” he wrote. Click Here To Download Letter Read LetterNext Storylast_img read more

Colley Complex kicks off national senior month

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Colley Complex kicks off national senior month Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Senior adults are taking over.That’s the message that Irene Collins, Alabama Department of Senior Services commissioner, delivered to a responsive, packed house at the Grand Reopening and Open House at the Colley Senior Complex Wednesday morning.“Beginning January of this year, every day for the next 20 years 10,000 people will turn 65 years of age,” Collins said. “There will be more of us than there are of them.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancelcenter_img By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Few changes to tailgating expected With the start of the 2010 Troy University football season just two days away, there are many things for fans… read more The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Email the author He received applause when he mentioned that the SenioRx Program has saved seniors $200 million in prescription drug costs.The event also kicked off National Senior Center Month. Proclamations designating the month of September as Senior Citizen Month in Troy and Pike County were presented by Commissioner Collins, Troy City Councilman Jason Reeves and Pike County Probate Judge Wes Allen.Jason Reeves spoke on behalf of Mayor Jimmy Lunsford and said that the Colley Senior Complex is making a difference in the lives of the Troy area’s senior adults.“The Colley Senior Complex is making a difference in the quality of life of our senior adults while enhancing their wellness, creativity and independence,” he said.Allen said the Colley Senior Complex has been a “treasure” to Pike County since 1997.“The Colley Senior Complex is synonymous with class and quality and a model for other seniors centers cross the state,” he said.Janet Motes, center director, expressed appreciation to all of those who were a part of the reopening ceremony and activities.She then spoke directly to the seniors who are part of the everyday activities and programs at the center.“Being a part of the Colley Senior Complex has been an honor and a privilege. I thank you all for allowing me to be a part of your lives,” Motes said.The Grand Reopening and Open House celebrated the recent renovations to the Colley Senior Complex and provided an opportunity for visitors to tour the building and learn more about the 125 activities and programs available to senior adults at the Complex. Next UpThe standing room only crowd responded with applause and then listened with obvious pride as Collins expressed appreciation to them for their many and varied services to the community.Collins said that senior adults demonstrate that through hard work and dedication, it is possible to find success in life and the experience the joy of living.“Senior centers are the life blood of a community,” Collins said. “You are making great strides in all that you are doing here at the Colley Senior Complex. I can’t think of a better way to end my career than to serve senior citizens.” Book Nook to reopen Published 8:40 pm Wednesday, September 1, 2010 Collins applauded the Alabama Legislature’s support of senior programs by increasing the ADSS budget and providing for more services and innovative programs.Sen. Wendell Mitchell praised the senior adults for their continued willingness to share their talents and wisdom with the community.As he spoke of his recent illness, many seniors acknowledge their own battles with illnesses.“But God is good and I count every day a blessing,” Mitchell said. “And, I am proud to be able to do what I can for the senior adults here and all across the state.”last_img read more

Call to order

first_imgCall to orderOn 1 Apr 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. OH departments need to get their records straight to meet the new DataProtection rules, or face hefty fines. By Rachael Heenan The threat of compensation pay-outs means that occupational healthprofessionals must work with personnel managers to ensure they are not inbreach of the Data Protection Act 1998. The Act, which came into force last month, will mean more rights foremployees. This may include criminal prosecution for those employers who do notact to ensure that they comply with the new legislation. This will not be easy, as it has emerged that vital guidance from the DataProtection registrar is not ready to help employers implement the Act. Under the new Act, manual data such as that held on personnel files – bothelectronic and paper – may be subject to regulation. The law not only extendsan employee’s right to see certain data relating to them, but also includes anew right to know the logic behind decisions which affect them and theirperformance at work. The Act came into force on 1 March but will applyretrospectively to new data held after 24 October 1998. Manual records The definition of data has been substantially widened by the 1998 Act.Unlike the 1984 Act it includes manual files and records. The definition ofmanual files and records is still far from clear and will probably remain sopending a ruling from the courts. The consideration is whether manual data is held in a “relevant”filing system, and in deciding that, there must be: – A set of information about individuals. – Structure to the set, which should make the information readily accessibleand should work by either reference to individuals, or by reference to criteriarelating to individuals. Data processing The definition of processing has also been widened to include alignment,combination, blocking, erasure or destruction of the information or data. Data processing must be necessary: – For the performance of a contract to which the individual is a party orfor the taking of steps at the request of the individual with a view toentering into a contract – To comply with any other legal obligation – To protect the vital interests of the data subject (very limited) – For the administration of justice for the exercise of any other functionsexercised in the public interest – For the purposes of legitimate interests pursued by the data controller Sensitive data The 1998 Act has also introduced a new category of data – sensitive personaldata. This covers information relating to an employee’s ethnic or racialorigin, political opinions, religious beliefs or beliefs of a similar nature,trade union membership, physical and mental health, sex life or the commissionor alleged commission of any offence. The processing of such data is not only subject to the eight data protectionprinciples, but also has to satisfy on of the following, more onerous,conditions: – The employee has given their explicit consent to the processing – It is necessary for the purposes of exercising any right that is conferredor imposed by law on the employer in connection with employment – It is necessary in connection with any legal proceedings or for obtaininglegal advice – It is necessary for the administration of justice, for the exercise offunctions confirmed by statute or of any functions of the Crown – It relates to sensitive data as to racial or ethnic origin; is necessaryfor the purpose of monitoring equality of opportunity or treatment betweenpersons of different racial or ethnic origins with a view to enabling suchequality to be promoted or maintained; and is carried out with appropriatesafeguards for the rights and freedoms of data subjects The most important point is that the employee has to give their explicitpermission for the data to be processed. Compliance All data controllers will be under a duty to comply with the data protectionprinciples unless one of the limited exemptions apply. Notification The Act introduces a new system of notification which will replace theexisting registration scheme. This will result in a register of datacontroller’s replacing the present register. There is no requirement for aregister entry where the only personal data held is personal data in a relevantfiling system and personal data within non-automated accessible records. It is unlawful to process personal data without notification unless it fitsin the above category. This is an offence, liable to a fine of £5,000 in theMagistrates court or unlimited in the Crown Court. Employer obligations The 1998 Act contains a number of provisions designed to protect the rightsof data subjects. These rights include: – Access to and information about personal records. – Obtaining rectification of errors. – Objecting to processing of personal/sensitive data. – Restrictions on enforced subject access – Rights as to compensation. – Right to request assessment from commissioner. Information access All employees will be able to obtain access to, including permanent copies,of most information about them held by their employer electronically or incertain manual files. The employee will have the right to: be told by the employer whetherpersonal data about them is being processed; be given a description of the dataconcerned, the purposes for which it is being processed, and the recipients orclasses of recipients to whom it is or may be disclosed. They must be given”in an intelligible form” the personal data and any informationavailable to the employer as to the source of the data, and; be informed incertain circumstances of the logic involved in computerised decision making. The employer is not obliged to provide the information mentioned aboveunless the employee has made a written request and has paid a modest fee of£10. The employer must comply with the request within 40 days. Where disclosure will reveal information relating to an individual otherthan the data subject who can be identified from that information, the datacontroller only has to comply with the request: if the other individual hasconsented to the disclosure of the information; or if it is reasonable in allthe circumstances to comply with the request without the consent of the otherindividual. Also, there is an expressed exemption in respect of confidential referencesgiven by the employer for the purposes of education, training or employment;appointment to any office; or the provision by the employee of any service. There is already a right to see health records under the Access to HealthRecords Act 1990. But it is expected that regulations released under DataProtection will grant individuals wider rights to the access of health files. Criminal offences The 1998 Act sets out a number of criminal offences relating to breaches ofthe Act. Proceedings in connection with these offences may be instituted by thecommissioner or the director of public prosecutions. The offences include:knowingly or recklessly, without the consent of the data controller, obtainingor disclosing personal data or the information contained in the personal data,or procuring the disclosure to another person of the information contained inpersonal data and selling or seeking to sell personal data obtained in breachof the Act. The maximum penalty will be a £`5,000 fine, so it is worth finding out howthis will effect the work of the occupational health department and how thehuman resources are responding. Rachael Heenan is a barrister specialising in employment law at nationallaw firm Beachcroft Wansbroughs Data Protection checklistAll organisations should audit their files containing manual data before thefirst transitional period ends on 23 October 2001. After that date, erasure anddestruction of data amounts to processing of information under the Act.The organisation should: – Carry out an audit to establish all collections of information in theorganisation including unofficial data held by managers– Draw up an information policy based on the data protection principles– Incorporate this policy into a staff handbook– Notify staff of information usage – Ask individuals for explicit consent to process sensitive data– Ensure the information it holds is adequate, not excessive, not held foran unnecessary period of time and removed from the file once it is no longerneeded– Date and record the source of all processed information – Monitor staff who have access to personal data. 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UVU Men’s Basketball’s Brandon Averett Named 2nd-Team All-WAC Wednesday

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDENVER-Wednesday, Utah Valley men’s basketball transfer, guard Brandon Averett was named to the Western Athletic Conference’s all-preseason second team as the conference’s men’s basketball media day commenced.The event, hosted by the Crowne Plaza Denver International Airport Convention Center, also saw the conference’s media and coaches pick the Wolverines to finish sixth in the WAC.Averette is a junior who transferred from Big 12 power Oklahoma State. During his freshman and sophomore seasons with the Cowboys, Averette played in 69 games, most notably in the 2017-18 season.That season, the native of Richardson, Texas averaged 19.9 minutes, 6.3 points, 2.9 assists, 1.8 rebounds and 0.6 steals per game.Perennial favorite New Mexico State was slated to win the conference title by both coaches and media.The coaches poll picked Grand Canyon second, Seattle U. third, Texas-Rio Grande Valley fourth, California Baptist fifth, Cal State Bakersfield tied for sixth with the Wolverines, Kansas City eighth and Chicago State ninth.The media poll saw Grand Canyon finishing second, with Seattle U. in third place and Texas-Rio Grande Valley in fourth place. California Baptist was slated to finish fifth, Cal State Bakersfield in seventh and Kansas City and Chicago State rounding things out in eighth and ninth place respectively.California Baptist junior guard Milan Acquaah was selected as the preseason player of the year in both polls.The native of Bakersfield, Calif. averaged 19 points and 5 rebounds per game while shooting 85 percent at the foul line on the season for the Lancers in 2018-19. Written by Brad James Tags: Brandon Averett/Cal State Bakersfield/California Baptist/Grand Canyon/Milan Acquaah/Oklahoma State/Richardson/Seattle U./Texas/Texas-Rio Grande Valley/UVU Men’s Basketball/WAC October 9, 2019 /Sports News – Local UVU Men’s Basketball’s Brandon Averett Named 2nd-Team All-WAC Wednesdaylast_img read more