Wetherspoon sees record profit after breakfast boost

first_img Tags: NULL Pub chain Wetherspoon has reported record results with sales increasing by £41.2m to £996.3m for year to the end of July.Profit before tax and exceptional items increasing by 7.3 per cent to £71m, compared with the same period last year.The company said it was selling more 400,000 breakfasts and 600,000 coffees each week – an increase of 40 per cent.Meanwhile in the six weeks to 5 September, like-for-like sales increased by 1.5 per cent and total sales by 7.6 per cent.Chief executive Tim Martin said: “We continue to seek to make lots of small improvements in diverse areas of the business, creating momentum in the services and facilities offered to customers, as well as sales and profits for the company.” Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp Share whatsapp Wetherspoon sees record profit after breakfast boost Show Comments ▼ John Dunne Friday 10 September 2010 2:41 amlast_img read more

Wild Turkey by NetEnt

first_img Topics: Casino & games Slots Casino & games Wild Turkey by NetEnt Email Address 27th August 2019 | By Aaron Noy Wild Turkey™ is an adventurous journey to a remote mountain range, where a tribe of Turkeys worship the Wild symbols. Wild Turkey™ is a 5- reel, 20-line (fixed) video slot, featuring Wild and Stacked Wild symbols that award Free Spins. With up to 800000 coins to be won, the game offers players an exciting adventure on the reels Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Wild Turkey™ is an adventurous journey to a remote mountain range, where a tribe of Turkeys worship the Wild symbols. Wild Turkey™ is a 5- reel, 20-line (fixed) video slot, featuring Wild and Stacked Wild symbols that award Free Spins. With up to 800000 coins to be won, the game offers players an exciting adventure on the reels.You can see more info about the slot here! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

Despite slow down IPL teams to gain in sponsorship sales

first_img Despite slow down IPL teams to gain in sponsorship sales Cricket Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Euro 2020, Ukraine vs Austria: Ukraine to ensure round of 16 berth against Austria, Follow Live Updates WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Bale fires shot over the bar as Wales miss chance for equalizer; Follow Live Updates CricketLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport Latest Sports News Cricket PSL 2021 Eliminator 1 PES vs KAR LIVE: best way to watch Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow Live update Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri adds another as Switzerland lead 3-1; Follow Live Updates Facebook Twitter Cricket WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start By Kunal Dhyani – January 2, 2020 WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs Football WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa lose early wickets; SA 35/2 (11 ov)- Follow Live Updates Football TAGS2020 IPLIndian Premier LeagueIPLKings XI PunjabLucrative premiumsSports Business NewsSports Business News IndiaSunrisers Hyderabad SHARE YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsored Cricket Football RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Indian Premier League franchisees are poised to gain up to 25% to 30% in sponsorship sales in spite of an economic slowdown in the country, if early deals are an indicator. While some of the franchisees are in a happy space with early deals, others are out in the market seeking lucrative premiums over last year’s deals. The price tags are obviously driven by the demand.Kings XI Punjab have started their IPL 2020 season on a promising note, having already signed the title sponsorship with EbixCash. The franchisee had to wait till the last few days before the IPL 2019 when they were compelled to sign a deal in haste TV Today’s Hindi channel Aajtak for a compromising price of  around ₹ 5.5 crore. This year the EbixCash deal according to sources is closed for over ₹ 10 crore. According to market sources, KXIP might have got even better had the franchisee, which suffered last year due to a poor response, shown some enterprise to wait for a while. Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Previous articleNCA to get medical panel, social media expertNext articleUS businessman in negotiations to acquire AS Roma stake Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickEbixCash has also acquired the back jersey of the Delhi Capitals, replacing Apollo Steel Tubes. The deal according to market sources is closed at a 30% premium over the price Apollo had paid a year ago.Also Read: IPL spot-fixing petitioner Aditya Verma’s son Lakkhan Raja now in Bihar Ranji teamRajasthan Royals, who have last year signed JK Lakshmi cement for ₹ 10 crore, are expected to soon announce a deal at almost a 100% premium for the coming season.Royal Challengers Bangalore, too are back in the market with a 50% higher price tag for their title sponsorship. The team last year had Virat Kohli-co-owned Wrogn as the title sponsor for the IPL 2019 following a late deal in the absence of any significant interest despite a star-studded line up.Sunrisers Hyderabad, sponsored by, online eyewear trading platform Coolwinks, too have put the title on sale at a 50% premium. They already have better deals in hand, but according to media buyers the franchisee is prepare to wait rather than making any compromises as the the IPL 2020 is still good four months away.The IPL as the premium sports league of the country has created tremendous value for all its stake holders, ranging from players to the franchisees, broadcasters and the brands who invest crores of rupees on the league.Media and sponsorship buyers at present have a mandate from the sponsors for better investment in the IPL than the upcoming international series of Team India.Also Read: IPL Moneyball Top of the Tops: League’s Highest earning foreigners Cricket last_img read more

Fabric Façade Studio House / Studio TX + Rob Veening + cc-studio

first_img The Netherlands Projects “COPY” ArchDaily Fabric Façade Studio House / Studio TX + Rob Veening + cc-studio CopyAbout this officeStudio TXOfficeFollowRob VeeningOfficeFollowcc-studioOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAlmereResidentialHousesThe NetherlandsPublished on June 07, 2011Cite: “Fabric Façade Studio House / Studio TX + Rob Veening + cc-studio” 07 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  190 m² Photographs “COPY” Houses Fabric Façade Studio House / Studio TX + Rob Veening + cc-studioSave this projectSaveFabric Façade Studio House / Studio TX + Rob Veening + cc-studio Save this picture!© John Lewis Marshall+ 27 Share CopyHouses•Almere, The Netherlands Manufacturers: VerseidagText description provided by the architects. The house is built on one of the 350 plots designated for construction by private builders, which was an initiative of Alderman Adri Duivesteijn in the Homerus quarter of Almere. The “Herenhuis” plots, where an extra high ceiling clearance of 3.5 m at ground floor level was required, are suitable for both residential and work functions.Save this picture!© John Lewis MarshallRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaBetonCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD21Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsFretwork Facade PanelThe assignment was to achieve a spacious home with a studio artist / exhibition space downstairs and housing on the top floors. The principal, Rob Veening, after having lived in Canada for many years, expressed the wish that the house should not be minimally sized and narrow (like many Dutch residences), but spacious, open and giving one a sense of freedom and movement. A dream assignment for space loving designers, this project has the added challenge of a very limited budget. Save this picture!© John Lewis MarshallTo save costs, and to make the construction of such a large volume financially viable, a number of measures were taken. The house (hull) was made wind and watertight by the contractor Postma, after which the client himself finished it: stairs, insulation, interior finishes, interior walls, doors, equipment and installation of the external cladding. Contractor Postma’s advantage is that, in addition to their own timber structure workshop, they also produce their own windows and door frames. This eliminates contractors traditional 10% surcharge cost over these items. It also made it possible to make very large window frames and doors (2.7m high), which could be realized without any fuss. Save this picture!© John Lewis MarshallOne of the most expensive items in a building budget is the facade which is usually the first item that is reduced in ambition. This always has serious consequence for the architectural image. From there came the radical proposal. Save this picture!© John Lewis MarshallThe municipality of Almere has C2C in high esteem and even drafted its “Almere Principles”! This course offered a chance to see how much they really meant it, and how much liberty they were willing to give private clients. From this, cc studio developed the idea to produce the facade from residual waste, using their contacts with the tent industry. The extremely durable, non-combustible, residual material comes from rolls of PTFE (Teflon) coated fiberglass fabric, used in the industrial manufacture of conveyors belts for the food industry. This special material was completely sponsored by Verseidag-Indutex from Krefeld, Germany. The 5 m long rolls (about 1200m2 gross) were cut by the principal and cc-studio into strips and placed as overlapping shingles and tacked on a backing of osb panels. The flexible material moves with wind, creating a lively image. In the sidewall up to a height of 7 meters no pattern is applied due to possible future building that must, by regulation, build up to a minimum height of 7 meters.Save this picture!© John Lewis MarshallThrough integrated design it was also possible to omit the traditional steel portal for stability. The entire stability comes from stapled Fermacell (fiberboard) plates in the front, rear and side facades.To ensure the internal spatial relationship vides and split-levels were used. The artist’s studio downstairs is, at the side of the garden façade, visually connected with the living room on the first floor trough a vide. The studio therefore has an extra window giving it more light deep into the studio. Save this picture!© John Lewis MarshallIn the middle of the building volume a central vide with at the top a skylight was carved out, visually connecting all the upper floors. A continuous internal space is the result which has a very pleasant light quality and orientation. An additional advantage is that the study / TV room, located at the top level street side, does not need windows nor received them to save costs. Due to the split-level in the front part of the living room, the ceiling height reaches 4.5 m, giving it a real mansion (“herenhuis”) quality. The dimensions of the wooden doors 3.5 m wide x 2.7 m height contributes also to this sense of space. But due to all those large measurements the scale of the building is quite difficult to read and can only be measured by comparing it with the traditional sizes of the neighboring house. Save this picture!© John Lewis MarshallFinally, the house has a lower energy requirement than demanded by law (A EPC required then was 0.8, achieved 0.6) and also features a number of other sustainability features which made it eligible for “Green” financing (a lower interest rate for sustainable building). It was a special, very nice and close collaboration between client and designers that made the best use of the somewhat unconventional opportunities.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessSANAA Announces Plans for Paris’ La Samaritaine RestorationArticlesEDP Cultural Centre / Amanda Levete ArchitectsArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/140198/fabric-facade-studio-house-rob-veening Clipboard Photographs:  John Lewis Marshall Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Rob Veening, Studio TX, cc-studio Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/140198/fabric-facade-studio-house-rob-veening Clipboardlast_img read more

Government seeks extradition of seven journalists

first_img News News Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalists News RSF_en Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the requests made Tuesday by Burundi’s supreme court for the extradition of seven Burundian journalist for alleged complicity in a coup attempt on 13 May 2015, before they fled to neighbouring countries. In a communiqué addressed to the international community, the court described the seven journalists, who worked for the country’s most prominent media outlets, as “putschists” and “insurgent allies” and called on the host countries to arrest them and deliver them to Burundi’s judicial authorities.The seven include the directors of four privately-owned news radio stations: Innocent Muhozi of Radio-Télé Renaissance, Bob Rugurika, of Radio publique africaine (RPA), Anne Niyuhire of Radio Isanganiro and Patrick Nduwimana of Bonesha FM. The other three are Isanganiro reporters Patrick Mitabaro and Arcade Havyarimana and RPA reporter Gilbert Niyonkuru.“The arrest warrants already existed but this communiqué constitutes yet further evidence of the determination being displayed by President Pierre Nkurunziza’s government to continue persecuting independent media that do not support it,” said Clea Kahn-Sriber, the head of RSF’s Africa desk.“This is a witchhunt against journalists and media owners who just did their job by broadcasting information in the public interest. The government is rejecting any peacekeeping mission and insists the situation is normal. But what kind of normality accepts the disappearance of all independent media? We call on the government to show good faith by ending this judicial persecution and by allowing all these radio stations to resume working freely.”Some of these radio stations angered the government during the abortive coup attempt in May by broadcasting the messages of the army officers staging the coup.The radios defended their action on the grounds that they were providing information of interest to the public. Some of the other radio stations tried to reach the putschists in order to get comments from them, which was an entirely legitimate action for journalists to take. Prior to the attempted coup, the government had already begun to gag the media in response to the massive street demonstrations in protest against the president’s decision to run for a third term. The authorities had already disconnected the transmitters of the main privately-owned radio stations and those of Radio France Internationale broadcasting outside the capital.Burundi is ranked 145th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2015 press freedom index. As a result of the arbitrary closure of news media and persecution of journalists since the start of the political crisis in 2015, Burundi is unlikely to hold this position in the 2016 press freedom index.For more information about violations of media freedom in Burundi, click here. Receive email alerts BurundiAfrica BurundiAfrica Organisation Photo: Agnes Bagiricenge, Secretary general of the Supreme Court, burundi-agnews.org The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa to go further Reports Follow the news on Burundi October 21, 2020 Find out more Four Burundian journalists complete 12 months in arbitrary detention February 3, 2016 – Updated on March 8, 2016 Government seeks extradition of seven journalists Help by sharing this information November 27, 2020 Find out more June 5, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

RAD Prevention Coalition Reminds Fans: Drinking is NOT a Game

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Rethinking Alcohol and other Drugs (RAD-SGV) prevention coalition members have launched “Drinking is NOT a Game”, an effort to promote responsible alcohol use at large events in the City of Pasadena.With fall right around the corner, the football season and game day tailgating is set to kick-off again. Often lost amid the fanfare are dangerous drinking norms that accompany some large events; studies on tailgating underline that over-consumption of alcohol is endemic at football tailgates.“Alcohol is the most widely misused drug by youth and adults in our community, with serious, potentially lifelong consequences,” noted Christy Zamani, Day One Executive Director. “However, many underestimate the dangers of alcohol use, especially underage use.”The stakes are high. In Los Angeles County excessive alcohol consumption is the 2nd leading cause of premature death and disability, costing about 2,500 people in the region their lives every year. An estimated 16% of LA County residents, over 1.1 million, are binge drinkers.To support healthier habits, RAD has developed a series of PSAs on the dangers of misuse, as well as the following 7 tips for adults who wish to consume alcohol at a large event:1. Food. Don’t drink on an empty stomach. Eat a full, healthy meal before you drink.2. Mix it up. Make every other drink a non-alcoholic one, such as water or juice.3. Pace Yourself. Have no more than one alcoholic drink per hour. Sip slowly.4. Pass on the hard alcohol. If possible, drink beer or wine.5. Avoid alcohol games. Chugging drinks as part of a “game” makes it difficult to moderate consumption.6. Set limits in advance. And do your best to stick to them.7. Keep busy. Don’t just sit/stand and drink, do something!To promote a safe game day experience for everyone, the Rose Bowl Stadium also has the following key rules in place regarding alcohol use:• No beer funnels or other rapid-alcohol consumption devices• No drinking games (e.g., beer pong, flip cup)• No consumption of alcohol in tailgating areas after kick-off/event start• No underage drinking• No glass containersAccording to stadium and local law enforcement officials, Failure to comply with these and other fan guidelines, as well as applicable City, State and Federal laws may result in citation or arrest, as well as loss of tailgating privileges and/or game tickets.The rules are aimed at reducing binge and underage drinking. Defined as consuming 5 or more drinks in about 2 hours for men and 4 or more drinks for women, binge drinking has serious health implications for individuals, including brain damage, alcohol poisoning, high blood pressure, and increased risk of stroke, injury, and cancer (breast and oral).On a community level binge drinking is also associated with higher rates of violence, crime and injury (e.g., alcohol-involved auto collisions).The RAD-SGV coalition wishes fans a safe and enjoyable game day experience, and urges everyone to Say Something to event security, law enforcement or guest services (or call 911) if you See Something dangerous.RAD’s mission is to create a healthier San Gabriel Valley by reducing Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) use through education and prevention policy. For more info, visit www.rad-sgv.org 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Community News Public Safety RAD Prevention Coalition Reminds Fans: Drinking is NOT a Game From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, September 4, 2014 | 12:35 pm Subscribecenter_img 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. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

State to open its case in Marie Fleming’s right to die appeal

first_img Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released News Google+ PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Twitter Google+ Facebook Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme By News Highland – February 27, 2013 center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The State is expected to open its case this afternoon in Marie Fleming’s right to die appeal.The three-day hearing began yesterday before seven judges of the Supreme Court.The 59-year-old Donegal native is in the terminal stages of multiple sclerosis.Marie Fleming is looking for a relaxation on the outright ban on assisted suicide.Lawyers for the former UCD lecturer say she’s lost control of her body and is entitled to a dignified death at a time and in a manner of her choosing.It’s not about a right to be killed they argue- while she needs assistance the 59 year old will take the decisive step.She will self administer gas through a face mask or an injection by shaking her head or through a blowing action.Her legal team say the High Court got it wrong in finding that a limited relaxation on the ban on assisted suicide would  increase the risk of persons being unlawfully killed.Later today, the State lawyers will give their response to these arguments while the court will also hear submissions from Irish Human Rights Commission. Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers State to open its case in Marie Fleming’s right to die appeal Previous articleStrabane outdoor ‘comfort drinkers’ burning household wasteNext articleAgreement reached in Europe to ban fish discards News Highland Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

Karnataka HC Directs SEC To Announce Schedule Of Panchayat Elections Within Three Weeks

first_imgNews UpdatesKarnataka HC Directs SEC To Announce Schedule Of Panchayat Elections Within Three Weeks Mustafa Plumber13 Nov 2020 9:03 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on Friday directed the State Election Commission (SEC) to finalise the schedule of conducting elections to Grama Panchayats in the state and announce the same within three weeks from today. The State government is directed to provide funds to the SEC for conducting the elections. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Ashok S Kinagi said “We…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 Karnataka High Court on Friday directed the State Election Commission (SEC) to finalise the schedule of conducting elections to Grama Panchayats in the state and announce the same within three weeks from today. The State government is directed to provide funds to the SEC for conducting the elections. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Ashok S Kinagi said “We hold that in view of constitutional mandate of clause 3 of Article 243 (E) it is mandatory duty of SEC to complete elections of a gram panchayat before its term is over. It is only in exceptional conditions that the SEC can hold elections of a gram panchayat after the expiry of term is over. Such exceptional circumstances exist or not is a matter to be exclusively decided by the SEC and the State government has no role to decide whether such exceptional circumstances exist or not. For deciding whether such exceptional circumstances are in existence it is always open for the SEC to consult the government on factual aspects.” The bench while partly allowing the petition filed by one K C KONDAIAH said “SEC may have discretion of postponing elections for a reasonable period. But considering the Independent status of the SEC whether such an extraordinary situation is in existence or not is to be exclusively decided by the SEC. State has no say in the decision making process.” It added “If for arriving at a decision SEC wants any clarifications or feedback or any information about the prevailing situation in the state for conducting local body elections, the highest SEC can seek feedback from officers of the state. If found necessary it may always consult the State govt. However, such consultation is not mandatory as the state has no role to play in conduct of such elections.” The bench has in its order also said that if the SEC needs staff for conducting the elections it should approach the Governor and not the Government. The SEC had postponed the General Elections to Grama Panchayats owing to unavoidable circumstances. The power purportedly exercised was under Article 243K of the Constitution of India and Section 308 of the Karnataka Gram Swaraj and Panchayat Raj Act, 1993 (for short, ‘the said Act of 1993’). The state government had cited the prevailing Covid-19 situation to postpone the elections. Presently administrators are appointed for a temporary period until the threat of COVID-19 recedes to the Village Panchayats where tenure of 5 years of elected representatives is completed.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

HR dissatisfied with lack of leadership talent

first_imgHR dissatisfied with lack of leadership talentOn 24 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today The English football team is not the only organisation suffering from lack of leadership talent – HR chiefs are not happy with the leadership potential within their companies either, according to a survey. The survey of 500 HR directors, by Personnel Today and Impact Training and Development, found that 86 per cent of respondents felt their organisations could do more to encourage leadership. When asked what the country could do to improve the standard of leadership 29 per cent referred to education at secondary level. One in five said that training and development would help and 13 per cent cited a change in culture and attitude.Leadership development expert John Adair said lack of investment in leadership development and outdated approaches in business schools and organisations such as the CIPD were to blame. “Our professional institutions and business schools have been remarkably slow to change, clinging desperately on to yesterday’s model of management,” said Adair. “Our greatest failure in this field has been lack of strategic thinking. Like footballers, our leaders increasingly have to be recruited from abroad.”However, seven in 10 of those surveyed believed that British leaders were equal to their international counterparts.Richard Branson emerged as the most admired leader among women and Winston Churchill among men. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Bayesian estimation of basal conditions on Rutford Ice Stream, West Antarctica, from surface data

first_imgThe determination of basal properties on ice streams from surface data is formulated as a Bayesian statistical inference problem. The theory is applied to a flowline on Rutford Ice Stream, West Antarctica. Estimates of bed topography and basal slipperiness are updated using measurements of surface topography and the horizontal and vertical components of the surface velocity. The surfacetopography is allowed to vary within measurement errors. We calculate the transient evolution of the surface until rates of surface elevation change are within limits given by measurements. For our final estimation of basal properties, modelled rates of elevation change are in full agreement with estimates of surface elevation changes. Results are discarded from a section of the flowline where the distribution of surface residuals is not consistent with error estimates. Apart from a general increasein basal slipperiness toward the grounding line, we find no evidence for any spatial variations in basal slipperiness. In particular, we find that short-scale variability (<10× ice thickness) in surface topography and surface velocities can be reproduced by the model by variations in basal topography only. Assuming steady-state conditions, an almost perfect agreement is found between modelled and measured surface geometry, suggesting that Rutford Ice Stream is currently close to a steady state.last_img read more