Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Simon George, a Director of Wootton George Consulting, said: “It’s great to be working for a Community Forest again, as they are doing such a fantastic job in greening the UK and revitalising local communities.”Launched in 1991, the Mersey Community Forest covers 420 square miles in Merseyside and North Cheshire, an area inhabited by 1.6 million people. As well as encouraging tree planting and the reuse of neglected land, the Forest runs a wide range of community projects, including schools work, events and community involvement in the development of the Forest. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 16 June 2004 | News 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. Wootton George Consulting to advise Mersey Community Forest 23 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Mersey Community Forest, the largest of the UK’s 12 Community Forests, has hired Wootton George Consulting to help it develop funding streams for project work in 2005.Wootton George Consulting was already known to the Mersey Forest team, as it had previously carried out work for the National Community Forest Partnership.The new assignment involves funder research, project packaging and the generation of funding bids. Advertisement
Howard Lake | 20 June 2005 | News 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. 25 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Events Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity auction raises ‚€50,000 A charity auction in aid of Our Lady’s Hospital for sick children in Crumlin, Dublin raised ‚€50,000 last week. Held in Adams Auction rooms, 167 lots of arts were auctioned, including pieces by Clea Von de Grijn, Sara Walker, Charlie Whisker and Mary Rose Binchy.The highlight of the evening was a collection of poems and essays by Seamus Heaney which raised ‚€5,000. Advertisement
RSF_en News May 7, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist sentenced to a suspended prison term On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia December 2, 2020 Find out more News to go further ItalyEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information ItalyEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts Follow the news on Italy Reporters Without Borders condemned the severity of a suspended 20-day prison sentence against Fabrizio Gatti, of the daily Corriere della Sera, for giving a false name so he could investigate conditions at a refugee centre. The journalist will appeal.The 5 May sentence against Gatti was a heavy penalty for a journalist who used the only method open to him to investigate a case that was in the public interest, the international press freedom organisation said.The right of journalists to inform others and of the public to be informed should outweigh a minor offence essential for uncovering a social reality, it said.The court in northern Lodi sentenced Gatti for making a “false identity statement” to a police patrol that arrested him in Lodi in January 2000 where he was disguised as a beggar.The journalist was originally charged just with giving a false identity that is punishable with a fine. But the judge Andrea Pirola adjusted the charge and sentenced Gatti for making a false statement to a police officer, an offence carrying a three-year jail sentence.In articles published in the Corriere della Sera on 6 and 8 February 2000, and for which he won the “Premiolino” prize, the journalist described how his rights were trampled at the centre where he passed himself off as illegal Romanian immigrant named Roman Ladu. Gatti gave a false name to get inside the refugee centre in Milan’s Corelli Street. No journalist or parliamentary deputy had been given permission to visit the centre, where rumour had it that conditions were insanitary, immigrants rights were being violated and people were held without justification between 1999 and 2000. The centre was closed one month after Gatti’s articles appeared. November 23, 2020 Find out more News Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive News Organisation November 19, 2020 Find out more
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Dismissal Of Workman By Employer Cannot Be Interfered With Merely Because Disciplinary Enquiry Was Not Conducted: Supreme Court
Top StoriesDismissal Of Workman By Employer Cannot Be Interfered With Merely Because Disciplinary Enquiry Was Not Conducted: Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK23 Jan 2021 3:30 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court observed that dismissal of a workman by his/her employer cannot be interfered with merely on the ground that it did not conduct a disciplinary enquiry, if the latter could justify the action before the Labour Court.Where an employer has failed to make an enquiry before dismissal or discharge of a workman, it is open for him to justify the action before the Labour Court…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court observed that dismissal of a workman by his/her employer cannot be interfered with merely on the ground that it did not conduct a disciplinary enquiry, if the latter could justify the action before the Labour Court.Where an employer has failed to make an enquiry before dismissal or discharge of a workman, it is open for him to justify the action before the Labour Court by leading evidence before it, the Court said.In this case, an Assistant Teacher in Jai Bharat Junior High School, Haridwar, was dismissed by the Management on the ground of continued absence from service. Later, answering the reference, the Labour Court held that the claimant was not entitled to get any relief as there was sufficient evidence adduced by the Management to prove her continued absence from the School. The High Court, allowed the writ petition filed against Labour Court Award, on the ground that no enquiry was conducted, or disciplinary proceedings initiated regarding the abandonment of service by the employee. In appeal, the bench comprising Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Navin Sinha and Indu Malhotra, noted that a full opportunity was given by the Labour Court to the parties to lead evidence, both oral and documentary, to substantiate their respective case. Referring to some judgments on this aspect, the bench observed:This Court has in a catena of decisions held that where an employer has failed to make an enquiry before dismissal or discharge of a workman, it is open for him to justify the action before the Labour Court by leading evidence before it. The entire matter would be open before the tribunal, which would have the jurisdiction to satisfy itself on the evidence adduced by the parties whether the dismissal or discharge was justified.Referring to evidence on record, the bench held that the School has established that the Teacher had abandoned her service in 1997, and had never reported back for work. Restoring the Labour Court Award, the bench said:The High Court has not even adverted to the said evidence, and has disposed of the Writ Petition on the sole ground that the School had not conducted a disciplinary enquiry before discharging the respondent from service. The School has led sufficient evidence before the Labour Court to prove that the Respondent had abandoned her service from 01.07.1997 when she got married, and moved to another District, which was not denied by her in her evidence. The record of the School reveals that she was not in employment of the School since July 1997.The judgment refers to following observations made in Workmen of Firestone Tyre & Rubber Co. of India (P) Ltd. v. The Management of Firestone Tyre & Rubber Co. of India (P) Ltd and Other (1973) 1 SCC 813:The right to take disciplinary action and to decide upon the quantum of punishment are mainly managerial functions, but if a dispute is referred to a Tribunal, the latter has power to see if action of the employer is justified.Before imposing the punishment, an employer is expected to conduct a proper enquiry in accordance with the provisions of the Standing Orders, if applicable, and principles of natural justice. The enquiry should not be an empty formality. When a proper enquiry has been held by an employer, and the finding of misconduct is a plausible conclusion flowing from the evidence, adduced at the said enquiry, the Tribunal has no jurisdiction to sit in judgment over the decision of the employer as an appellate body. The interference with the decision of the employer will be justified only when the findings arrived at in the enquiry are perverse or the management is guilty of victimisation, unfair labour practice or mala fide. Even if no enquiry has been held by an employer or if the enquiry held by him is found to be defective, the Tribunal in order to satisfy itself about the legality and validity of the order, had to give an opportunity to the employer and employee to adduce evidence before it. It is open to the employer to adduce evidence for the first time justifying his action, and it is open to the employee to adduce evidence contra. The effect of an employer not holding an enquiry is that the Tribunal would not have to consider only whether there was a prima facie case. On the other hand, the issue about the merits of the impugned order of dismissal or discharge is at large before the Tribunal and the latter, on the evidence adduced before it, has to decide for itself whether the misconduct alleged is proved. In such cases, the point about the exercise of managerial functions does not arise at all. A case of defective enquiry stands on the same footing as no enquiry. The Tribunal gets jurisdiction to consider the evidence placed before it for the first time in justification of the action taken only, if no enquiry has been held or after the enquiry conducted by an employer is found to be defective. It has never been recognised that the Tribunal should straightaway, without anything more, direct reinstatement of a dismissed or discharged employee, once it is found that no domestic enquiry has been held or the said enquiry is found to be defective. An employer, who wants to avail himself of the opportunity of adducing evidence for the first time before the Tribunal to justify his action, should ask for it at the appropriate stage. If such an opportunity is asked for, the Tribunal has no power to refuse. The giving of an opportunity to an employer to adduce evidence for the first time before the Tribunal is in the interest of both the management and the employee and to enable the Tribunal itself to be satisfied about the alleged misconduct. Once the misconduct is proved either in the enquiry conducted by an employer or by the evidence placed before a Tribunal for the first time, punishment imposed cannot be interfered with by the Tribunal except in cases where the punishment is so harsh as to suggest victimisation. In a particular case, after setting aside the order of dismissal, whether a workman should be reinstated or paid compensation is, as held by this Court in Management of Panitole Tea Estate v. Workmens within the judicial decision of a Labour Court or Tribunal.CASE: STATE OF UTTARAKHAND vs. SURESHWATI [CIVIL APPEAL NO. 142 OF 2021]CORAM: Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Navin Sinha and Indu MalhotraCITATION: LL 2021 SC 34Click here to Read/Download JudgmentNext Story
AudioHomepage BannerNews Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further By News Highland – February 17, 2020 Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Previous articleCllr hits out over delays in works at notorious blackspotNext articleLarge crowd expected at Mica information event News Highland Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Facebook Garda Chief warns over major cocaine problem in Donegal Pinterest WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications It’s emerged that families in Donegal are borrowing money to pay off their children’s drug debts.The comments were made by Chief Superintendent Terry McGinn at the latest sitting of the Donegal Joint Policing Committee who also said that there was massive increase in cocaine use in DonegalThe meeting was also told the drug related offences in the county are up significantly with 457 cases in 2019 compared with 273 in 2018.Member of the JPC and Cllr Gerry McMonagle says while there is public awareness now about the problem, more people who have been affected need to come forward:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/gedfgdfgdfgdrrydrugs.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan
After an exhilirating Summer Eights week, Magdalen’s men and Teddy Hall’s girls retain their respective positions at the head of the river. However, both boats were made to sweat in order to keep pole position, pushedto the limit by faster crews bearing down behind them. In the men’s first division Pembroke came desperately close to breaking Magdalen’s four year grip on the headship, testing them on all four days of thecompetition. The battle between the two crews was at its most intense on Friday: Pembroke came to within just a quarter of a length of their rivals as the boats emerged from the Gut. But despite Madgalen’s men’s captain Louis Rooney admitting that Pembroke were, “undoubtedly quicker than us”, the men in pink seemed unable to find that extra burst of energy they needed to overhaul their rivals. The same drama was played out in the women’s top flight, where Teddy Hall barely fought off the advances of the rampant Christ Church boat just behind them. Her team bolstered by the presence of Dutch international rower Jenny van Dobben de Bruijn, Christ Church captain Sarah Tiller was justified in claiming that her crew were “faster right through the week” than their rivals. But despite this advantage, those extra seconds of acceleration which might have made up the ground on Hall proved elusive. There was no change in the order of the top three boats in either competition, and the ability of the crews to hold on to their positions testified to the quality of the rowing on show last week. But elsewhere, the action was frenetic, spectacular gains and losses precipitated by fierce competition lower down the first divisions. Oriel’s male crew partially made up for the humiliation of spoons last year. Starting strongly in the early stages of each race, they made immediate inroads into the division, overhauling St Catz on the first day of eights beforesecuring a bump on Christ Church on Friday. Running Balliol close on the last day of racing, they did not have quite enough speed to win another bump, but will surely be delighted to have restored college pride with a respectable fourth place finish. Lower down, the make up of the women’s first division changed dramatically. Somerville, Wadham and Osler Green all exchanged places over the course of the week, underlining the intense competition which characterised their dog-fight in the middle of the table. Worcester were the big winners in the men’s competition, powering their way up into the top division with bumps on the first three days of competition. With impressive technique throughout, the crew compensated for a lack of big name rowers in the boat. Indeed, Worcester were simply too quick for their rivals Trinity and Wadham in Division II as they made the move up into the top flight at the second attempt on Friday.Balliol proved to be the surprise package of the women’s division with bumps on Catz, Magdalen and New College allowing them to leap up the top flight. Not satisfied with simply winning their blades, they moved up an astounding seven places in four days, courtesy of a spectacular overbump on St Hilda’s on Thursday. Again it was good performance in the starts which brought Balliol’s success.Power through the water in the early stages allowed them to overhaul most of the crews ahead of them long before reaching the final stages. The week proved to be a disastrous one for New College Boat Club as both their men’s and women’s first eights felt the force of bumps from other crews. Successively caught by Keble, Teddy Hall, Hertford and Worcester they suffered the ignominy of relegation to the second division, only narrowly avoiding spoons by escaping Wadham’s challenge on the last day. The women, however, were not so lucky: bumps on every day of racing sent them crashing down the first division into 9th place. Their captain, Kelly Smith, acknowledged that they “simply lacked the sheer size and strength” necessary to compete at the highest level.
The Oxford English Dictionary has added a new meaning to the word ‘woke’ in its June update of the dictionary.The word was originally in the dictionary as a past participle of ‘awake’, but the new definition includes a modern political use of the term.“By the mid-20th century, woke had been extended figuratively to refer to being ‘aware’ or ‘well informed’ in a political or cultural sense,” Katherine Connor Martin, OED’s Head of US dictionaries said.“In the past decade, that meaning has been catapulted into mainstream use with a particular nuance of ‘alert to racial or social discrimination and injustice’, popularized through the lyrics of the 2008 song Master Teacher by Erykah Badu, in which the words ‘I stay woke’ serve as a refrain, and more recently through its association with the Black Lives Matter movement, especially on social media.”Black Lives Matter demonstrators.The update added over 1,200 terms to the dictionary, which is published by Oxford University Press. ‘Post-truth’, which was the 2016 word of the year, was also added – referencing the modern political phenomenon of a style of politics that gives less attention to facts.The update was good news for Aaron Sorkin fans, as the West Wing was referenced as the first use of a new term. The definition of the noun ‘thing’ was updated to include the sense of “a genuine or established phenomenon or practice”.The dictionary referenced the term’s first recorded use in a 2000 West Wing walk and talk when the characters ask ‘‘did you know that ‘leaf peeping’ was a thing?”The update was less good news for enthusiasts of the ancient Egyptian beer ‘zythum’. The beverage was replaced as the last word of the dictionary by ‘Zyzzyva’, which refers to a species of South American weevils.A number of other traditional and modern words were added:Boston marriage: U.S. used euphemistically to refer to the cohabitation of two women, esp. in a romantic relationship or intimate friendship; now chiefly historicalSon of a bachelor: used as a term of abuse or contemptBaltic: Chiefly of weather conditions: bitterly cold, freezingWoke: Originally: well-informed, up-to-date. Now chiefly: alert to racial or social discrimination and injustice; frequently in stay woke (often used as an exhortation).Thing: colloq. (orig. U.S.). A genuine or established phenomenon or practice. Typically somewhat depreciative, often in questions conveying surprise or incredulity, as is that (even) a thing?, how can that be a thing?, etc.
FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail County Council Remove EVPL Board Members Over Drag Queen Story HourFEBRUARY 6TH, 2019 AMANDA PORTER INDIANA The vote was 6 to 1 to replace former Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library secretary Barbara Williams.Her four-year term expired, but instead of starting a new term County leaders want to bring in someone new.Some Evansville community members say the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library board needs an overhaul.The Drag Queen story hour scheduled for later this month has sparked petitions both for and against the event.“6,000 provable Evansville residents have signed a petition to stop drag queen story hour,” says Steve Ary.Those expressing concern say they’re troubled over the dialogue at the drag queen story hour.“We don’t stop Santa Claus story hour because some people reject to it religiously. You know the same is with Halloween,” says Tri-State Alliance Founder Wally Paynter.“This program is not Santa Claus story hour. This is not a debate of lifestyles,” says Ary.Others say they want to reject a divisive program and the agenda of those responsible for bringing it to the taxpayer-funded library.“This is an adult sex-based cross-dressing decision designed to confuse and influence children into making those same self adult sex-based decision before they can ever attend a sex education class,” says Ary.Vanderburgh County Council appoints the EVPL members and voted to have Richard Clements replace Barbara Williams as secretary.County Council members say the replacement is for the betterment of the library.“The board needs to be more engaged in the day to day operations and what is going on there and stuff as far as setting policy and the activities that are going on there. Long range planning and strategy and stuff for the library and where it is going in the future,” say Vanderburgh County Council member Tom Shetler.Community members say they’re also concerned about policies regarding background checks at EVPL.Right now the Drag Queen story hour is still scheduled to take place February 23rd.