Flame Tree Group Holdings Limited (FTGH.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Flame Tree Group Holdings Limited (FTGH.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Flame Tree Group Holdings Limited (FTGH.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Flame Tree Group Holdings Limited (FTGH.ke) 2015 abridged results.Company ProfileFlame Tree Group Holdings Limited manufactures and sells a range of beauty care products in Kenya which includes creams, nail polishes, lotions and moisturizers. The company also has operations in Mauritius, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Dubai and Mozambique. Flame Tree Group Holdings Limited also manufactures plastic products for bulk water storage which includes Roto Tanks and Jojo Plastics. The company is a subsidiary of FTG Holdings Limited and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Flame Tree Group Holdings Limited
Limuru Tea PLC (LIMT.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Limuru Tea PLC (LIMT.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Limuru Tea PLC (LIMT.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Limuru Tea PLC (LIMT.ke) 2016 annual report.Company ProfileLimuru Tea PLC (formerly Limuru Tea Company Limited) owns 275 hectares of tea plantations situated four kilometres to the east of Limuru Town. The Company is an outgrower to Unilever Tea Kenya Limited (UTKL), the largest private sector tea company in Kenya. UTKL acts as the Limuru Tea Company’s managing agent in the growing, manufacturing, sales and marketing of its tea. The Limuru Tea estate green leaf is manufactured in the nearby UTKL’s Mabroukie factory from where it is sold mainly for export. Limuru Tea PLC is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 From the Orange County Government Public Information OfficeMayor Teresa Jacobs and Orange County Fire Rescue broke ground on Fire Station 67 on Sept. 1, 2017. This is the first Orange County fire station funded as part of Mayor Jacobs’ INVEST in our Home for Life initiative. Construction will begin in the weeks following the Groundbreaking Ceremony.“Emergency services are critical to the health and vitality of our community. Throughout my tenure, Orange County’s commitment to public safety has remained at the forefront of efforts to provide the highest quality of life for our residents and those who visit our region,” Mayor Jacobs said. “Through the $300 million initiative, INVEST in Our Home for Life, Station 67 and two more new fire stations will provide long-term benefits to our citizens, enabling firefighters and EMS personnel to deliver exceptional service and care to the citizens and visitors of Orange County. Together, we are working hard to make Orange County the best place in the world to work, live and raise a family.”Station 67, located at 10679 University Boulevard, is the first of three fire stations constructed under INVEST and will serve East Orange County and the University of Central Florida area. The station will house an Advanced Life Support engine and patient transport unit. Station 67’s budgeted cost is $6.4 million with a projected completion of spring 2018. Orange County’s last brick and mortar station, Fire Station 84, was built in 2013.Station 67’s location was deemed as critical based on trends of the area’s home construction, increased emergency calls and medical transports and the expected population growth in the area. A comprehensive Fire Location Study, which was presented to the Board of County Commissioners in 2015, shows the average travel time to the immediately surrounding areas will be reduced by 85 percent to 1:30 minutes with the addition of the new station, meaning critical minutes spent waiting for help to arrive will be significantly decreased.“INVEST will provide Orange County Fire Rescue with the resources needed to meet the demands of our growing community,” said Fire Chief Otto Drozd III. “As one of the top 25 fire departments in the nation, we must continue to innovate and expand to ensure our citizens and visitors receive the highest quality care as quickly as possible. By investing in new service capabilities in the areas with the most critical need in Orange County, we can make the greatest impact on our community. ”INVEST in Our Home for Life is Mayor Jacobs’ $300 million initiative that includes a series of projects across Orange County that will provide long-term benefits to its citizens by providing infrastructure, new public safety facilities, vibrant neighborhoods and affordable family housing, enhanced recreation opportunities, safety improvements for pedestrians and transportation connectivity throughout Orange County – all with no new taxes.Through INVEST, Orange County Fire Rescue will receive $30 million over the next five years to fund three new fire stations, new fire apparatus and equipment and partial funding for a regional fire training facility. The purpose of the new funding is to ensure Orange County Fire Rescue has the ability to continue its industry-leading performance and deliver an exceptional level of service to the citizens and visitors of Orange County. TAGSOrange County Fire and Rescue Previous articleUpdating Breaking News: Apopka game cancelled; no date set for completionNext articleNelson urges Trump administration to keep Florida Panther on Endangered Species Act Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
From the Florida Department of Health/Orange CountyEvery baby deserves a first birthday. That is why, during Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County (DOH-Orange) focuses on reducing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome with the Baby Safe Sleep campaign.According to the National Healthy Start Association, one of the top five leading causes of infant mortality in the United States is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). SIDS is an unexplained death occurring during sleep of an otherwise healthy infant under 1 year of age.The Baby Safe Sleep campaign encourages parents, caregivers, and medical professionals to remember their ABCs of Baby Safe Sleep – Babies sleeping Alone, ontheir Back, and in a Crib. The campaign also offers actions that can help babies sleep safely and reduce the risk of sleep-related infant deaths.Baby Safe Sleep practices include:Babies sleeping Alone, on their Back, and in a CribUse a firm mattress with a tightly fitted sheetNo bumper pads in the cribNo toys or blankets in the cribDon’t overheat or overdress a babyParents can share their room with their baby, but never their bedThere are several other risk factors that can contribute to infant mortality including: late prenatal care, being overweight, smoking, substance abuse, poor nutrition, domestic violence, and pre-term labor.DOH-Orange works collaboratively and tirelessly to ensure that every baby is able to celebrate its first birthday and beyond through programs such as Healthy Start Care Coordination, Nurse Family Partnership, and Bellies, Babies and Beyond.To learn more about DOH-Orange’s Healthy Start programs and the Baby Safe Sleep campaign, please call 407-858-1472.About the Florida Department of HealthThe department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSFlorida Department of Health in Orange CountySudden Infant Death Syndrome Previous articleFlorida to investigate if 22 vaping companies are targeting teensNext articleApopka Police Department Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
24 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: charity of the year corporate Help a Capital Child and Meningitis Research Foundation have been voted as Deutsche Bank’s Charities of the Year for 2012. The Bank’s UK-based employees chose from six shortlisted charities. The two selected charities will form a year-long partnership with the Bank to raise awareness and funding.Over £600,000 to date has been raised for Deutsche Bank’s 2011 Charities of the Year, The Eve Appeal and War Child. In 2010 over £1.7 million was raised for the two charities: £1.2 million of donations made by staff were matched pound for pound by Deutsche Bank.Deutsche Bank originally supported single large national charities like NSPCC, Mencap and British Red Cross. Since 2008/09 however it has focused on supporting smaller charities, believing it can make a bigger impact with this kind of organisation. The criteria for selection this year was that the charity must have an income of between £0.5 million and £5 million.Charities are not able to apply for the partnership. Instead, between 1 and 17 June this year, employees were asked to nominate charities. Nominated charities are then invited to apply, and are then shortlisted by a selection committee. An online vote takes place at the beginning of September and the two most popular charities announced in the second half of September. The new partnership begins on 2 January in the new year.www.db.com/unitedkingdom/content/en/1085.html Deutsche Bank chooses two Charities of the Year for 2012 Howard Lake | 26 September 2011 | 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
News UpdatesChoice To Rear Pets Traceable To Fundamental Right To Privacy Under Article 21 : Kerala HC [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK6 April 2020 5:58 AMShare This – x While allowing a person to travel to purchase pet food for his three cats amid the COVID-19 lockdown, the High Court of Kerala observed that choice to rear pets was traceable to fundamental right to privacy under Article 21 of the Constitution.This significant observation was made by Justice Shaji P Chaly, in his separate but concurring judgment in the case filed by on N…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?Login While allowing a person to travel to purchase pet food for his three cats amid the COVID-19 lockdown, the High Court of Kerala observed that choice to rear pets was traceable to fundamental right to privacy under Article 21 of the Constitution.This significant observation was made by Justice Shaji P Chaly, in his separate but concurring judgment in the case filed by on N Prakash seeking vehicle pass for buying a particular brand of cat food for his pets. The petitioner said that he was a vegetarian, and non-vegetarian food was not cooked in home. Therefore, for his cats, he used to buy from outside a particular brand of feed.The bench comprising Justices A K Jayasankaran Nambiar and Shaji P Chaly noted that the right to life of animals was recognized by the Supreme Court in the case Animal Welfare Board of India vs A Nagaraja.Justice Chaly went a step ahead to notice a link between the reliefs claimed by the petitioner to his right to make free choices under his right to privacy. It was noted that his choice to remain vegetarian, his choice not to cook non-vegetarian food in his home, his choice to rear cats, and his choice of a particular brand of feed were all facets of his right to privacy.”the choice of the petitioner not to cook non-vegetarian food is a well protected facet under Article 21 of the Constitution of India and he has no choice than to procure food from outside. These cluster of legal circumstances leads me to a sound conclusion that over and above the right to life conferred on the animals by the Apex Court in the judgment in Animal Welfare Board , every citizen has a right to enjoy his life and liberty conferred under Article 21 of the Constitution of India by having a choice of rearing pets. So much so, a citizen’s choice to rear pets is traceable to his fundamental right to privacy as recognised by the Apex Court in Puttaswamy’s case, which in turn is a facet of his right under Article 21″. Justice Nambiar noted in his judgment that the SC, in Nagaraja, had taken a cue from the from the guidelines issued by the World Health Organisation of Animal Health (OIE), of which India is a member, to recognize five freedoms for animals : freedom from hunger, thirst and malnutrition,freedom from fear and distress,freedom from physical and thermal discomfort,freedom from pain, injury and disease and freedom to express normal patterns of behaviourIt was held by the SC that these rights are also traceable to Sections 3 and 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. The bench said that the the decision of the Supreme Court in Nagaraja (Supra), manifests a “shift in judicial thinking” to re-interpret the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act in the light to Article 51A(g) and (h) of the Constitution, which speak of the need to “have compassion for living creatures” and to “develop scientific temper and humanism”.Accordingly, the SC went ahead from “merely safeguarding animal welfare, to recognizing a right and dignity in animals to live lives free from cruelty”, observed the HC.The bench also took note of the fact that “animal feed and fodder” are recognized as essential items, for which movement is permitted during the lockdown period.The Court allowed the petition by holding that the petitioner can travel to purchase the cat feed on the basis of a self-declaration, along with a copy of the order.”while we are happy to have come to the aid of the felines in this case, we are also certain that our directions will help avert a “CATastrophe” in the petitioner’s home”, Justice Nambiar concluded the judgment in a lighter vein.Click here to download judgmentRead JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
U.S. ArmyBy CHRISTINA CARREGA, ABC News(FORT HOOD, Texas) — Investigators searching for missing Fort Hood, Texas, soldier Vanessa Guillen have unearthed unidentified human remains near the Leon River, authorities say.The remains, which will undergo an identification process, were found near where a previous search was conducted on June 22, officials with the Army Criminal Investigation Division said.“After receiving additional information, agents have discovered what has been described as partial human remains after analysis from a forensic anthropologist,” said CID Chief of Public Affairs Chris Grey.“Due to the ongoing criminal investigation, no further information will be released at this time,” Grey said.The discovery came on the same day that Guillen’s family announced they were seeking a congressional investigation into the 20-year-old’s disappearance.Guillen was last seen in the parking lot of her Regimental Engineer Squadron headquarters at the Fort Hood military base on April 22, and has not been heard from since.“Due to the lack of answers, safety, respect, and responsibility in Fort Hood, we are demanding a Congressional Investigation to be done,” Guillen family attorney Natalie Khawam wrote in a Facebook post Tuesday. “It is truly disappointing how Fort Hood Army Base, a military base, has not given answers to Vanessa’s family.”Khawam and Guillen’s family said that Guillen complained to family members about being the victim of sexual harassment on the base, but never filed a formal complaint for fear of retaliation.“At this point, investigators have no credible information or report that Vanessa Guillen was sexually assaulted,” military officials said in a previous statement.Khawam said she’s planning to propose legislation to protect U.S military soldiers from sexual harassment and sexual assault, with an announcement expected at a press conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Thursday at noon.“Our soldiers deserve to be safe and respected while being on duty,” wrote Khawam on Facebook. “Those soldier are putting their life for the United States yet the same army family fails to respect them mentally, physically or sexually … Our soldiers need feel and be safe while being on duty.”Guillen’s disappearance comes eight months after the disappearance of Fort Hood Pvt. Gregory Wedel-Morales, whose body was discovered near the base and positively identified on June 19. Although autopsy results are pending for Wedel-Morales, officials said they suspect his death resulted from foul play.Military officials told Houston ABC station KTRK-TV on June 23 that they also suspect foul play in Guillen’s disappearance.The CID and The League of United Latin American Citizens are each offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to Guillen’s whereabouts.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Toa55/iStockBY: MEREDITH DELISO, ABC NEWS(PORTLAND, Ore.) –A man was arrested on arson charges Friday for allegedly setting a fire earlier this week in southern Oregon, while the region was already beset with the Almeda Fire.Michael Jarrod Bakkela, 41, was charged with two counts of arson, along with 15 counts of criminal mischief and 14 counts of reckless endangering.On Tuesday, residents called 911 after seeing a man light a fire behind their house in Phoenix around 5 p.m. local time, police said. The witnesses had fled their home “due to the impending fire,” the sheriff’s office said.When Oregon State Police troopers and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived, Bakkela “was standing close to a very large fire threatening several homes,” the sheriff’s office alleged.The fire eventually merged with the Almeda Fire, which had started about six hours prior in Phoenix, police said.There is “significant damage” that police are attributing to the fire allegedly set by Bakkela, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office public information officer Mike Moran told ABC News.“There are numerous homes, many of which are burnt completely, some are just heavily damaged, that are part of the 15 counts of criminal mischief,” Moran said.Bakkela initially was arrested on Tuesday for a probation violation on an original charge of unlawful possession of methamphetamine. He was charged Friday afternoon in connection with the Almeda Fire. He is currently booked at the Jackson County Jail and will likely be arraigned on Monday.The case has been referred to the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office and charges may be modified, police said.Authorities are also conducting a separate criminal investigation into the initial origin of the Almeda Fire. A man was found dead about a mile from that origin point, in north Ashland, police said Friday.A second death has also been announced in connection with the Almeda Fire, which has burned more than 5,700 acres and destroyed 700 structures.On Friday, the FBI released a statement addressing rumors spread over social media that “extremists” were starting the fires.“FBI Portland and local law enforcement agencies have been receiving reports that extremists are responsible for setting wildfires in Oregon. With our state and local partners, the FBI has investigated several such reports and found them to be untrue,” the agency said in a statement. “Conspiracy theories and misinformation take valuable resources away local fire and police agencies working around the clock to bring these fires under control. Please help our entire community by only sharing validated information from official sources.”ABC News’ Jenna Harrison and Matt German contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
“Things have escalated quickly and will escalate further unless we work together to #SlowtheSpread,” Tam warned.Canada has over 159,000 people diagnosed with COVID-19. At least 9,340 people in the country have died, according to Johns Hopkins University data.ABC News’ Christine Theodorou contributed to this report.Sep 30, 6:32 amWisconsin reports highest number of deaths in a single day since late MayThe Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 17 deaths due to the novel coronavirus, which brought the total number of deaths in the state to 1,300 people.The 17 deaths recorded Tuesday was the highest reported number in a single day since late May.“We are in a crisis right now,” said Ryan Westergaard, DHS chief medical officer. “The likelihood that this is going to get much worse before it gets better is a real one.”The number of people hospitalized due to the virus in Wisconsin was also higher than ever on Tuesday with 646 coronavirus patients occupying beds and 205 patients being treated in the ICU.Additionally, the average new daily case count over the last seven days for the state was 2,255, the highest number yet.Wisconsin also reported 2,367 new cases and 8,379 negative tests, for a positivity rate of 22%. The average positivity rate over the last seven days was 19.5%.Sep 30, 4:59 amKentucky on pace for record week of coronavirus casesOn Tuesday, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear reported 1,018 new cases — the state’s second highest single-day increase since March 6.“It ought to be a wake-up call,” Beshear said. “What that means is we are on pace to have even more cases than last week where we set a record number of cases.”Kentucky is one of 22 states currently considered in the “red zone” for cases according to the latest White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing obtained by ABC News.The official rate of positive tests, a seven-day average, remains below 5 percent, at 4.24 percent. In addition to the second-highest number of daily cases, Kentucky reported 72,808 new tests on Tuesday, the second-highest amount announced in a single day since the start of the pandemic. A total of 1,446,385 tests have been administered since early March.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. narvikk/iStock By JON HAWORTH, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 1 million people worldwide.Over 33.7 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The criteria for diagnosis — through clinical means or a lab test — has varied from country-to-country. Still, the actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the virus has rapidly spread to every continent except Antarctica.The United States is the worst-affected country, with more than 7.1 million diagnosed cases and at least 206,036 deaths.California has the most cases of any U.S. state, with more than 816,000 people diagnosed, according to Johns Hopkins data. California is followed by Texas and Florida, with over 767,000 cases and over 704,000 cases, respectively.Nearly 190 vaccine candidates for COVID-19 are being tracked by the World Health Organization, at least nine of which are in crucial phase three trials.Here is how the news is developing Wednesday. All times Eastern:Sep 30, 11:48 amSteelers-Titans game rescheduled to allow time for more COVID-19 testsThe Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans game, originally set for Sunday, will be rescheduled to allow more time for daily COVID-19 testing, the NFL said Wednesday.ESPN reported that four Titans players and five team personnel members tested positive for COVID-19 this week.The game will be played on Monday or Tuesday, the NFL said in a statement.The Minnesota Vikings, who played the Titans over the weekend, have not reported any COVID-19 cases, an NFL spokesperson told ESPN.Sep 30, 11:42 amIndoor dining begins in New York City as some neighborhoods see uptick in casesIndoor dining begins in New York City on Wednesday, and Mayor Bill de Blasio said the nine zip codes in Brooklyn and Queens seeing upticks in cases will be the focus of city health inspectors.“We will be looking carefully to make sure every restaurant is following the rules,” the mayor said. “If we see the kinds of violations that create problems — like employees not wearing a mask or a violation of the 25% limit, or alcohol being consumed at a bar — those are the kind of things that will lead to immediate summonses.” “We certainly don’t want to see restaurants shut down, but we need to be very rigorous everywhere in the city, particularly in those zip codes,” de Blasio said.On Wednesday 354 new daily COVID-19 cases were reported in the city and 87 people were admitted to hospitals.New York City’s daily positive test rate in the last 24 hours stands at .94%. The seven-day rolling average positivity rate is at 1.46%.ABC News’ Aaron Katersky contributed to this report.Sep 30, 11:14 amFauci sets record straight on masks after presidential debateDr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says President Donald Trump’s claims on Fauci’s stance on masks were “taken out of context” at Tuesday’s presidential debate.During the debate Trump claimed Fauci initially said “masks are not good. Then he changed his mind.”When Democratic nominee Joe Biden said if all Americans wore masks, and social-distanced between now and January, 100,000 lives could be saved, Trump responded, “Dr. Fauci said the opposite.”Setting the record straight, Fauci told ABC News’ “Start Here” podcast, “Very early on in the pandemic … there was a shortage of PPE and masks for health care providers who needed them desperately since they were putting their lives and their safety on the line every day. So the feeling was that people who were wanting to have masks in the community, namely just people out in the street, might be hoarding masks and making the shortage of masks even greater. In that context, we said that we did not recommend masks.”In the weeks that followed, Fauci said, “it became clear that they worked. Number two: it became clear that cloth coverings worked as well as surgical masks, so the idea of a shortage of masks that would take it away from those who really need it was no longer there because anybody could get a mask.”Then, as scientists learned more from the data available, Fauci said they learned: “One: that about 40-45% of all the infections were among individuals who had no symptoms, namely asymptomatic infection. No. 2: it became clear that transmissions, a substantial proportion of them, are transmitted by people without symptoms. So then all of a sudden, it became clear that you would not know if you were infected or if the person that you were dealing with was infected. And at that point, it became clear that A: no shortage of masks, B: data now prove that masks work and 3: there clearly is asymptomatic transmission.”“At that point, which is now months and months ago, I have been on the airways, on the radio, on TV, begging people to wear masks. And I keep talking in the context of wear a mask, keep physical distance, avoid crowds, wash your hands and do things more outdoors versus indoors,” Fauci said. “The other thing that became clear is, in fact, that there was likely a degree of aerosol transmission which make it even more compelling to wear a mask. So anybody who has been listening to me over the last several months know that a conversation does not go by where I do not strongly recommend that people wear masks.”ABC News’ Brad Mielke and David Rind contributed to this report.Sep 30, 10:28 amCanada reports sharp rise in casesCanada’s daily COVID-19 case count has reached a level not seen since the peak of daily cases in April, Canada’s chief public-health official Dr. Theresa Tam said on Wednesday.“This increases the latest 7-day average to 1,471 cases reported daily across Canada,” Tam tweeted.Most of the cases now are among younger people, she said.Hospitalizations have been rising over the last few weeks in Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia, she said. 2/4 ’s daily #COVID19 case count has reached a level not seen since the peak of daily cases in April. This increases the latest 7-day average to 1,471 cases reported daily across Canada. Things are the same, only different…— Dr. Theresa Tam (@CPHO_Canada) September 30, 2020
Can enhanced redundancy entitlements be implied?On 21 Mar 2000 in Personnel Today This week’s case round upPellowe v Pendragon, IRLB 634, EAT• Following a Tupe transfer, Pellowe’s employment transferred from Lex toPendragon which subsequently made her redundant. She received her statutoryredundancy entitlement but brought a breach of contract claim on the basis thatunder her contract with Lex she was entitled to an enhanced payment. She argued that for 20 years Lex had a policy of making enhanced paymentscalculated in accordance with a multiplier set out in the management manual. Moreover, the employee handbook contained a statement that compensationwould be paid to redundant employees. The tribunal dismissed Pellowe’s claim because there was no expresscontractual term giving rise to an enhanced payment and no term could beimplied by custom or practice. Pellowe’s appeal to the EAT was unsuccessful. The manual was an instructionmanual for managers; it had not been formally circulated to employees and didnot impose a contractual obligation to make enhanced redundancy payments. Causation and disability discriminationMurphy v Sheffield Hallam University, IRLB 635, EATMurphy, who was deaf, applied for a position at the university and referredto his disability on the application form. His first interview was adjournedbecause the university failed to arrange for a sign interpreter to attend. Following the resumed interview Murphy was not offered the job and hebrought a disability claim. Although the tribunal held that he had beendiscriminated against at the first interview, due to the university’s failureto arrange for a sign interpreter to attend, and awarded him £2,500, it heldthat Murphy’s disability played no part in the decision to appoint anotherindividual, who was not disabled. The tribunal accepted the university’sassessment that the other candidate was the best. Murphy appealed, unsuccessfully, to the EAT which held he had notestablished the necessary causative link between his disability and thedecision not to offer him the job. Accordingly, Murphy’s disability was not aneffective and predominant cause of his less favourable treatment. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.