News UpdatesProblems Faced By Orphanages, Old Age Homes & Centre For Disabled Persons Due To COVID: Patna HC Directs State To Create Helpline Number Sparsh Upadhyay26 April 2021 5:11 AMShare This – xThe Patna High Court last week directed Government of Bihar to forthwith create a dedicated Toll-Free Help Line number for dealing with the problems arising out of the pandemic (Corana-Virus) as may be faced by The Orphanage(s); Old Age Home(s); and Centre for disabled persons set up within the State of Bihar The Bench of Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice S. Kumar was informed by the State of Bihar it had promulgated Regulations termed as Bihar Epidemic Diseases COVID-19 Regulations, 2020, and the officers under the said Regulations were appointed to deal with all issues and problems arising as a result of the Pandemic (Corona Virus) prevalent in the State of Bihar. It was also informed to the Court that there were separate and dedicated Toll-Free Help Line numbers dealing with the issues of (i) Orphanage(s); (ii) Old Age Home(s); and (iii) Centre for disabled persons On the other hand, the Union of India submitted before the court that the State must involve and engage the Civil Society in dealing with the current problems. In this backdrop, the Petitioner submitted before the Court that in the current times and circumstances, it was prudent and appropriate that another Toll-Free Help Line number was set up specifically dealing with the problems faced by these Institutions/Sectors. Agreeing with this suggestion, the Court directed the Principal Secretary, Department of Social Welfare, Government of Bihar to come up with such a dedicated helpline. Importantly, the Court also clarified that it shall be open for any one of the members of the Civil Society/NGOs/CSOs to approach the District Magistrates/authorities constituted under the Regulations, 2020 for rendering all help in the form of material and/or human resources. The Court further remarked, “We are sure that such request shall be considered expeditiously, accounting for all prevalent factors and attending circumstances. There cannot be any mutual distrust in helping the needy, for after all the Government itself has called upon the general public for rendering help, be it in whatever form.” Lastly, the Registrar General of the Court was asked to ensure that a copy of all the orders be positively (for getting the needful done) sent to:- The Chief Secretary, Government of Bihar, Principal Secretary, Department of Social Welfare, Government of Bihar, Chairman, District Legal Services Authority Secretary, Disaster Management, Government of Bihar, Each one of the District Magistrates of all the Districts in the State of Bihar, Petitioner, and Learned counsel for the parties. Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderTagsHelpline Number Orphanages Old Age Homes COVID -19 COVID Crisis Patna HC Patna High Court Bihar Government Civil Society Next Story
Homepage BannerNews 126 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland Google+ Facebook Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further WhatsApp Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme 126 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Ireland.There are now a total of 769 confirmed cases of Coronavirus on the island of Ireland – 683 in the Republic and 86 in the North.32% of cases in the Republic have been hospitalised.There are still less than 5 confirmed cases in Donegal with the highest concentration, 51% in Dublin. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest By News Highland – March 20, 2020 Previous articlecafes, pubs and restaurants across UK to close tonightNext articleMan to appear in court over fire at Envy nightclub News Highland Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic
Homepage BannerNews Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest By News Highland – February 8, 2021 Pinterest A man is recovering from injuries sustained during a weekend incident in Inishowen. It’s understood that it happened at a house in Greencastle on Saturday.In a statement, Gardai say that they attended the scene and a man was taken from the premises to Letterkenny University Hospital be treated for non-life threatening injuries.Gardai also say that no crime was detected and no arrests have been made in connection with the incident. Google+ Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further WhatsApp Man recovering following weekend incident RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Previous articleMet Eireann issue warning on ‘significant snow event’Next articleOver 50 apprenticeship scholarships on offer from Údarás News Highland Facebook Google+
iStock/Thinkstock(MESA, Ariz.) — On most Mondays, Stacy Masciangelo, a teacher in Mesa, Arizona, would be in her classroom teaching 33 junior high school students computer technology with outdated equipment that sometimes takes eight minutes just to log on.But this Monday, Masciangelo will join thousands of fellow teachers at the state Capitol in Phoenix, walking a picket line for the third day of a statewide public educator strike.“We’re frustrated. It’s frustrating. How can you tell a kid education is so important when everything that our leaders do say otherwise?” Masciangelo told ABC News on Sunday.She has a bachelor’s degree in business marketing and a master’s in secondary education, but her take-home pay every two weeks comes to less than $900, and that’s not including the money she takes out of her own pocket each year to buy classroom supplies.“But it’s not about teachers being greedy. It’s not about our salaries,” she said of the strike. “Most teachers I know, they try to get by, they live paycheck to paycheck. My husband’s a teacher. He has three jobs just to try to make ends meet. But we both have a calling. We’re extremely passionate about it and we work ourselves to the bone trying to do it because it matters.”Teachers across the nation say the chronic cuts to education spending over the past decade lies at the root of a growing revolt by educators who have reached the tipping point.Arizona, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Kentucky and Colorado have all seen teacher uprisings this year. All of the states, with the exception of Colorado, are dominated by Republicans in the governors’ offices and legislatures. Three of the states — West Virginia, Oklahoma and now Arizona — have seen wildcat strikes by educators.“It’s happening in our reddest states. It’s happening where for the last 10 to a dozen years there has been an ideology of cutting taxes on mostly big businesses and the expense, of course, comes at public services like a public school,” Lily Eskelsen Garcia, president of the National Education Association, told ABC News today.“So the last time we had this horrible, horrible cut in school services was in the Great Recession 10 years ago, where we lost thousands and thousands of teachers and they laid off the school librarians and the band teachers and they said this is a crisis,” Garcia said. “Well, nobody steps up more to help their kids in a crisis than a teacher. After a hurricane … good lord, after a shooting.”Garcia said there is a correlation between teachers taking to the streets to make their demands heard, and other protests that have recently swept the country, from the Women’s March on Washington to massive student-led protests over school shootings.“This is not unpredictable. They understand the only power they have is to bring those voices together, to stand together and what they’re saying is, ‘We no longer have any faith in politicians. We have not seen that you have been doing your jobs, that you have been taking care of education, that you have been taking care of our safety, that you’ve been taking care of basic justice. And so we’ll take matters into our own hands,’” Garcia said.On Thursday, about 50,000 public school teachers in Arizona went on strike to pressure lawmakers into giving them a 20 percent pay hike, fork over a $1 billion in education funding and up the salaries of school support staff.About 10,000 teachers in Colorado took personal leave to go to the state Capitol in Denver and lobby legislators to boost funding for education there, which they say has been slashed by a whopping $6.6 billion over the last nine years. The teachers are also demanding no new corporate tax breaks until education funding is restored.The labor actions in Arizona and Colorado come after teachers in Oklahoma went on strike and won a pay raise and about a $500 million increase to education funding. Earlier this month, Kentucky educators walked out of class angry over a pension reform bill they said was passed by legislators without their input and signed into law by their governor despite their vociferous objections.The teacher revolt stated in West Virginia, where educators went on a nine-day strike and won a five percent pay hike in March.“I would say that that’s the straw that broke the camel’s back,” Masciangelo said of the West Virginia strike.Masciangelo said the public appears to be with the teachers, some even joining the picket line.“I’ve been pleasantly surprised,” she said. “It’s incredible the support we’re getting from the community itself.“Whenever I have my #RedForEd shirt on and I’m out just doing daily stuff, I’m getting stopped constantly by people saying we support you,” she added.Public educators in Arizona rank 46th in the nation in teacher pay, earning about $12,000 less than the national average of $59,660, according to a 2018 report by the National Education Association.Arizona spends about $4,500 less than the national per-pupil average of about $12,000 a year, ranking 48th in the nation, according to the NEA report.Like in other states where teachers have taken action, Arizona lawmakers appear to be getting the message.“Without a doubt, teachers are some of the biggest difference-makers in the lives of Arizona children,” Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said in a Twitter post last week. “They need to be respected, and rewarded, for the work they do — and Arizona can do better on this front.”On Friday, he proposed granting teachers a 20 percent raise by 2020 and budgeting an additional $100 million for new textbooks, building improvements and support staff salaries. The governor proposed increasing money for education by $371 million over 5 years.“We’ve all been listening — but now, it’s time to act,” Ducey added.But teachers union officials aren’t about to call off their strike just yet.“That’s why we do know how to do our homework. We can see through all of these fake plans and unless there is a dedicated funding source, we are not going to be fooled,” Garcia, the National Education Association president, told ABC News. “We want to see the plan and it has to be something that makes sense. This is not calculus. This is adding and subtracting.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Comments are closed. Staff rep to have a sayOn 31 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today A staff member is to be allowed to sit on the board of the Wrightington,Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust for the first time. The trust has introduced a new partnership policy which allows an employeerepresentative to the join the 14-member board. Bill Livingston, HR director at the trust, said, “It gives staff anequal footing in the business and means their side will always be heard by theboard. A staff representative is the logical conclusion to our partnershipmoves of the past few years.” The employee will have full attendance rights but will not be allowed tovote on decisions. Livingston said, “Maintaining confidentiality could well be a problemas it could be argued that the staff member could have a conflict of interest.But I think the move shows trust between the trust and its employees.” Livingston’s HR team and the board are currently drafting a new missionstatement with the help of two internal staff bodies. It should be implementedby the end of the year. “The mission statement is crucial to the future of the trust as wemerged with Wrightington this April. The statement needs to be updated toinclude all our employees,” he said. The trust has been developing a partnership approach since 1996 when thechairman criticised the organisation for being “happy to call itselfunhappy”. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.
Previous Article Next Article TheGovernment must make greater use of refugees to avert a crisis in therecruitment of nurses, according to the results of a year-long study.Thereport, presented to health minister John Hutton at the Emp-loyability Forumconference last week, offers a better way to register and employ refugeenurses.Italso recommends a national database, to alert employers to the untapped skillson their doorstep, and to provide more effective pathways to registration andemployment for refugee nurses, greater use of intensive language courses, andthe introduction of more supervised practice placements and mentoring.Anestimated 25 per cent of nurses employed by the NHS will leave in the next fiveyears.RoswynHakesley-Brown, who chaired the taskforce that carried out the research, saidthat refugee nurses have huge talents to offer, which the UK badly needs.“Ata time of skills shortages in nursing, refugee nurses represent a significant,but largely untapped, pool of talent,” she said. PersonnelToday’s ‘Refugees in Employment’ campaign has lobbied for a comprehensiverefugees skills database for two years. Des-pite the Government’s promises, ithas yet to come into existence. Refugees will help to avert a nursing recruitment crisisOn 27 Jul 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.
Oxford’s Vice-Chancellor today honours state school teachers for supporting pupils through the application process for Oxford at the third annual Inspirational Teachers Awards in an event at St Hilda’s College.Twelve teachers from state schools and colleges with a limited history of sending pupils to Oxford have been selected for their role in fostering academic passion, encouraging applications to Oxford or supporting their students through the admissions process. The award is open to both teachers and careers advisors who have been nominated by current first year students for their encouragement and enthusiasm.Mike Nicholson, Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Oxford, said, “Most of the students who submitted nominations this year were the only ones at their school with the academic ability to apply to Oxford, and might not even have considered applying. We think it’s important to recognise the teachers whose dedication really made a difference.”Selected students from across the university were asked to write no more than 750 words about a teacher whom they felt had been instrumental in the success of their application. One such pupil was Abigail Motley, now studying Biological Sciences at St Hilda’s College, who nominated her Head of Sixth Form, Jo Rodell-Jones.Motley said, “It was because of this woman that I had the confidence to engage in an Oxford interview, because she taught me never to be afraid of showing your passion for what you most strongly believe in. Mrs Rodell-Jones has that rare ability to see the absolute best in every person, even when they do not see it in themselves.”Ms Rodell-Jones, from St Simon Stock Catholic School, Maidstone, said that the award was “completely unexpected… I was reminded as to why I first came into the teaching profession.”Rodell-Jones stresses that her pupil Abigail’s legacy is that “other talented students in this school will see Oxford as an attainable aspiration built on hard work and endeavour. She was truly deserving of her place.”This award aims to recognise the efforts of individual teachers in securing that legacy. As important as the achievements of individual students are, Vice-Chancellor Professor Hamilton stressed, “It’s hard to over-estimate the impact a good teacher can have in encouraging and raising the aspirations of students over the course of their careers… I hope this award will send the message that students and universities recognise how valuable the role of a supportive teacher can be.”The award scheme, now in its third year, is part of Oxford’s outreach programme that now reaches 78% of schools across the country with post-16 provision, spending up to £4.5m a year.However the award scheme has not met with universal approval. One student said, “I think it’s great that these teachers have helped to enable equal opportunities, but the idea of giving an award seems to perpetuate the very elitism that this university is often criticised for.”
FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The University of Southern Indiana men’s basketball team forced the University of Evansville to overtime but fell 71-68 Monday evening at the Ford Center. USI concludes the exhibition schedule Friday when it visits Purdue University for a 7 p.m. (CDT) game.The defense was the name of the game for the first five minutes of the game as Evansville was only able to generate a 3-2 lead. The Aces would extend the lead to as many as eight points, 23-15, with 7:57 left in the opening half when the Eagles made their run.USI cut the deficit to two, 24-22, on a lay-up by junior forward Josh Price, but Evansville responded by re-extending the margin to six points at 28-22. The Eagles scored seven of the last nine points to send the game into halftime tied, 29-29 when junior forward Clayton Hughes slammed home a dunk as time expired in the opening 20 minutes.Hughes led the Eagles during the first half with nine points on four-of-six from the field, while USI, as a team, shot 40.6 percent from the field (13-32).In the second half, USI posted its first lead of the game, 33-32, before Evansville used an 8-0 run to grab a seven-point advantage, 40-33, by the first media timeout. The Eagles erased the deficit once more with an 11-4 run to knot the game at 44-44 when Price converted a layup with 9:12 to play.The Eagles would grab the lead again at 5:17, 54-53, on a steal and a layup by freshman guard/forward Chance Coyle. Both teams would trade leads as the game came down to the wire in regulation. USI junior forward Emmanuel Little tied the game at 59-59 with a pair of free throws before Evansville’s Artur Labinowicz missed three free throws with 0.5 seconds left to force extra time.USI grabbed a quick two-point lead in overtime, 61-59, on junior forward Justin Carpenter’s layup. The Aces, however, surged with six quick points to retake the lead, 65-61. The Eagles rallied once more, 65-65, on a pair of jumpers by Little with 2:09 left.The 65-65 tie would be the last one for the Eagles as the Aces scored six of the final nine points to earn the exhibition victory.Individually, Little led USI with a double-double, scoring 20 points on six-of-15 from the field and eight-of-11 from the line and grabbing 11 rebounds. Hughes joined Little in double-digits with 11 points, on four-of-seven from the field and three-of-five from the charity stripe.The Eagles, as a team, shot 42.9 percent from the field (24-56) and tied the Aces on the boards, 41-41.Following the conclusion of the exhibition schedule Friday at Purdue, the Eagles open the regular season November 8 when they visit Hillsdale College on day one of the G-MAC/GLVC Crossover Classic in Hillsdale, Michigan. USI finishes the first weekend of action on November 9 when it plays Malone University at Hillsdale.
Letter to the Editor: Mayor Winnecke Shell GamesMayor Winnecke has spent his time as Mayor playing a Shell Game with Evansville’s finances, hoping we don’t catch on.With each passing year, the “Shells” gets bigger and bigger, with more money being moved and shifted around so we, the public, don’t realize the true financial situation Evansville faces.He can hide the “Shell Games” from the citizens, but he can’t hide it from the State Board of Accounts.According to the SBOA 2014 Audit:“Although the General Fund showed a balance of $307,140 as of December 31, 2014, the fund would have shown a deficit balance of $5,888,660 as of December 31, 2014, if not for the following items:The Wastewater Utility prepaid the 2015 payment in lieu of taxes payment totaling $2,428,000The City did not pay the General fund’s portion of hospitalization bills for the 3rd quarter of 2014 totaling $3,767,800.”In reality, we began 2015 $5,888,660 in the hole.Mayor Winnecke is borrowing tomorrow’s paycheck to pay for today’s bills. And with each passing year, the amount he has to borrow grows higher and higher.This type of action, much like it is in our everyday homes, is unsustainable. We simply cannot continue to treat our finances this way.I call upon Mayor Winnecke to have a frank and open dialog with the citizens of Evansville about the true nature of our city’s finances. We cannot continue to shift and move money around, playing accounting tricks, and deceiving the public about our true financial situation.These certainly are not the actions of a #StrongCity.Thank you,Matthew NevilleEvansville FOOTNOTES: Our next “will be posted on this coming Wednesday ?Please take time and read our newest feature article entitled “HOT JOBS”. Jobs posted in this section are from Evansville proper.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] “Readers Poll” question is: If the election was held today who would you vote as the next Governor of Indiana?Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributedFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
More than 200 jobs will go at Burton’s Foods’ Moreton site following the announcement it is to shut down the biscuit site.The firm said it will retain its chocolate refinery at Moreton and the jobs of 60 employees, and plans to invest £2.8m of capital investment in the plant. However, 219 jobs will go as a result of the closure of the rest of the factory in Wirral.Months of extensive negotiations have taken place between Burton’s Foods and Unite the Union, with Unite stating it believed it got “the best possible outcome for our members in terms of sustainable jobs and enhanced terms for those being made redundant”. The deal between Burton’s and Unite will also see 58 possible Tupe transfers, attached to the production of seasonal assortments biscuits at the Moreton site, transferred to Burton’s new plant in Liverpool.“The plan to invest £2.8m of capital investment into the plant will future-proof job security for as long as can reasonably be expected,” said Unite regional officer Ritchie James.“However, it is disappointing and upsetting that we have not succeeded in saving the whole site and the 219 jobs that will be lost.”Earlier this year, Burton’s blamed “an increasingly challenging and competitive environment with industry over-capacity and high commodity cost inflation” for its decision, which it said formed part of a new £25m three-year capital spending programme to build production capabilities at its manufacturing sites in Edinburgh and Llantarnam, South Wales.