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Ireland v France live stream: How to watch the Six Nations from anywhere

first_imgIreland v France live stream: How to watch from EuropeFrance 2, another free-to-air channel, has the rights to broadcast Ireland v France and it will kick off at 4pm in France. In Italy, DMAX is showing Ireland v France (kick-off 4pm) and you can also live stream matches via its online player Dplay. If you’re in Austria, Germany or Switzerland, you can watch Ireland v France (kick-off 4pm) through the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN.Ireland v France live stream: How to watch from AustraliaFor those in Australia, Ireland v France kicks off at 2am on beIN Sports 3. Access to beIN Sports’ Connect package is $19.99 a month or $179.99 for a year and also includes lots of European football action. Plus, there is currently a 14-day FREE trial offer.You can also stream beIN Sports’ coverage live and on-demand through Kayo Sports. A basic package is $25 a month and premium is $35 a month – and they are offering a FREE 14-day trial to new customers.Kayo Sports offer Ireland v France live stream: How to watch from the CanadaSix Nations matches are shown on streaming platform DAZN in Canada.Ireland v France will kick off at 10am EST and 7am on the West Coast.Ireland v France live stream: How to watch from AsiaPremier Sports has the rights to broadcast Six Nations matches, like Ireland v France, in Asia and will show matches in 22 territories – Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.A weekly pass to Premier Sports Asia is $25.99 or you can take out a rolling six-month contract for $89.99 or a year’s deal is $129.99.Premier Sports Asia subscription How to watch Ireland v France from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Six Nations coverage, like Ireland v France, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Six Nations live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPN Ireland v France live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIf you want to tune in to Ireland v France from the Land of the Long White Cloud, the match kicks off at 5am on Sky Sport NZ1.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99) but if you sign up for 12 months before 30 June 2021 you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offer Robbie Henshaw will be in action against France (Getty Images) Ireland v France live stream: How to watch from South AfricaIf you want to watch the Six Nations from South Africa, SuperSport is the place to go.Ireland v France kicks off at 5pm on SuperSport Rugby.There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from Access, which has the Blitz and Variety 4 channels, to Premium, which includes all 18 sports channels.Ireland v France live stream: How to watch from the USAIf you live in the States, the official broadcaster of Six Nations matches is NBC, with matches streamed on Peacock Premium, which is available for $4.99 a month.Ireland v France will kick off at 10am EST and 7am on the West Coast.Get Peacock Premium Ireland v France live stream: How to watch the Six Nations from anywhereIreland will want to right the wrongs of their opening Six Nations defeat to Wales this afternoon as they host France in Dublin (kick-off 3pm), while the visitors are eyeing their second win of the tournament as they beat Italy last weekend.Here are the match-day squads…Ireland: Hugo Keenan; Keith Earls, Garry Ringrose, Robbie Henshaw, James Lowe; Billy Burns, Jamison Gibson Park; Cian Healy, Rob Herring, Andrew Porter, Tadhg Beirne, Iain Henderson, Rhys Ruddock, Josh van der Flier, CJ Stander.Replacements: Ronan Kelleher, Ed Byrne, Tadhg Furlong, Ultan Dillane, Will Connors, Craig Casey, Ross Byrne, Jordan Larmour.France:Brice Dulin; Damian Penaud, Arthur Vincent, Gael Fickou, Gabin Villiere; Matthieu Jalibert, Antoine Dupont; Cyril Baille, Julien Marchand, Mohamed Haouas, Bernard Le Roux, Paul Willemse, Anthony Jelonch, Gregory Alldritt, Charles Ollivon.Replacements: Pierre Bourgarit, Hassane Kolingar, Uini Atonio, Romain Taofifenua, Dylan Cretin, Baptiste Serin, Anthony Bouthier, Teddy ThomasCheck out our Ireland v France match preview here and below we explain how to find a reliable live stream wherever you are. We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing.  Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. How the table currently stands… but how will it look after the weekend? Comment your predictions down below! #GuinnessSixNations pic.twitter.com/NL2nXmFeOC— Guinness Six Nations (@SixNationsRugby) February 12, 2021 Ireland v France live stream: How to watch from the UKThe good news is that all Six Nations matches are available on free-to-air TV in the UK. Ireland v France, which kicks off at 3pm, will be shown live on ITV in the UK.If you’re from the UK but are overseas when the match takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.Ireland v France live stream: How to watch from IrelandIn Ireland, Ireland v France (kick-off 3pm) is also on free-to-air TV, with Virgin Media One (formerly TV3) broadcasting live coverage of all Six Nations matches. You can also stream live TV through Virgin TV Anywhere if you’d rather watch on your phone, tablet or computer.  It should be an intriguing contest in Dublin this afternoon LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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Garda headquarters making fresh enquiries into murder of Limerick teenager following…

first_img Previous articlePublic Health Advice For Bank Holiday WeekendNext articleLimerick Post Show | Ann-Marie O’Connor fundraiser David Raleigh Facebook Linkedin Twitter WhatsApp GARDA Headquarters is making fresh enquiries into the murder of Limerick teenager Jeffrey Hannan, who was beaten to death 14 years ago.Assistant Garda Commissioner Michael Finn traveled to Limerick earlier this week to meet the victim’s father Alan Hannan, it’s emerged.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mr Hannan said he shared concerns at the meeting about allegations that a former garda shredded a witness statement relating to his son’s murder in order to protect certain individuals.The former garda was not involved in the garda investigation into the Hannan murder, and they retired from the force while appealing findings of an internal garda disciplinary probe into the claims against them.This individual was facing a second internal disciplinary probe into claims they perverted the course of justice.The internal disciplinary proceeding were dropped when the Garda retired.A peer review of the Hannan murder probe is presently being conducted within the Limerick Garda Division under the direction of Chief Superintendent Gerry Roche.Assistant Commissioner Finn is also examining the murder investigation files.The serious claims against the former garda are being separately investigated by the Garda Ombudsman Commission Office (GSOC).While GSOC has been aware of the allegations against the former Garda for the past two years, it officially began its investigation last January.It’s understood GSOC investigators were awaiting the outcome of internal garda procedures before officially launching their own probe.The GSOC criminal probe is running under Section 98 of the Garda Siochana Act which allows GSOC to investigate a former Garda if claims against them relate to when they were serving in the force.A GSOC spokesman said this investigation is “ongoing”, and that it was “making no comment at this time as a result”.Alan Hannan said after having met with Ass Commissioner Finn he has “renewed hope” of getting justice for his innocent son.Jeffrey Hannan (19) was beaten to death with an axe before being dragged across a green area at O’Malley Park, Southill, on November 22, 2007.He was walking home from a night out when he encountered a group of individuals drinking at a bonfire where he met his death, not far from his home.Twenty people have been arrested in relation to the murder probe but no one has been charged in connection with the killing.Last February, Mr Hannan said he had “lost confidence” in the original murder investigation. Around the same time Garda Commissioner Harris appeared as a guest on the Late Late Show on RTE and told host Ryan Tubridy he was focussed on giving victims “who might otherwise be silent, a voice, and an opportunity for justice”.Speaking now, Mr Hannan said he is “thankful” to the Commissioner for sending a representative to meet him in Limerick.“I just want the gardai to help me, that’s all. This is going on 14 years, and it has been dragging me and my family down for so long,” Mr Hannan said.“It’s about time it ended, I just want justice for my son,” he added.center_img Email LimerickNewsGarda headquarters making fresh enquiries into murder of Limerick teenager following internal probe into claims Garda shredded witness statementBy David Raleigh – April 30, 2021 4634 Print Advertisementlast_img read more

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“Internet Could Be Used To Propagate Modern Terrorism” : Govt. Of J&K Replies To Plea Seeking Restoration Of 4G At SC

Top Stories”Internet Could Be Used To Propagate Modern Terrorism” : Govt. Of J&K Replies To Plea Seeking Restoration Of 4G At SC Sanya Talwar29 April 2020 4:28 AMShare This – xThe Government of Jammu & Kashmir has filed its reply to the plea seeking restoration of 4G internet connectivity in the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir as directed by the Top Court vide order dated April 9.Formulating a consolidated reply to similar/ identical petitions filed for the common prayer of restoration of 4G, it has been averred that since the Government Order of…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 Government of Jammu & Kashmir has filed its reply to the plea seeking restoration of 4G internet connectivity in the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir as directed by the Top Court vide order dated April 9.Formulating a consolidated reply to similar/ identical petitions filed for the common prayer of restoration of 4G, it has been averred that since the Government Order of March 26 which had extended restrictions on connectivity to April 3 “no longer exists”, the petitions filed thereto, assailing the G.O. have now been rendered infructuous.Further, the petitioner states that as a “sequel” to the G.O. had already been issued on April 3 as well, the interlocutory Application which challenged the aforementioned order is therefore infructuous.Reply avers that the contentions of “alleged deprivation of access to education, health care facilities/updates” are incorrect as the administration of J&K is “taking all possible steps to ensure minimum impact of COVID19 is felt”.The Government has answered in its preliminary submissions that it is wary of the “constitutional” & “statutory obligations”, in light of which it has been exercising powers under relevant statutes vis-à-vis The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885′ and ‘The Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services(Public Emergency or Public Safety) Rules, 2017 (2017 Rules).”The orders issued, which are placed in public domain, are not only in consonance with the statutory mandate but also in conformity with the directions/guidelines laid down by this Hon’ble Court while imposing restrictions inter-alia, on mobile data/internet services” the reply states.Apropos this, the answering respondent, i.e. the Government of J&K submit that under Rule 2(6) of the 2017 Rules, the “misuse/abuse of exercise of power under such orders imposing restrictions” are reviewed within seven working days and due consideration is accorded to concerned stakeholders.”It is ensured that the restriction on access to internet is commensurate to the gravity of situation and accords with provisions of section 5 of the Telegraph Act” the Government avers in its reply.The reply goes on to justify the rationale of the imposition of restrictions in J&K. Government has averred that while enunciating restrictions, various aspects such as “public safety and interest” as well as the “principle of proportionality” , “extent of reasonibility of restriction”, “available alternatives” and “incitement to any offence /security/sovereignty and integrity of India” are considered. Law & order, internal security, circulation of inflammatory material, prevention of losses to human life, geographical proximity with Pakistan, among other things, have been emphasised by the Government in order to justify the imposition of restrictions.”It is pertinent to mention that the prayers prayed for by the petitioners and the present affidavit needs to be appreciated in light of the fat that since 1990, 41866 persons have lost their lives in 71038 incidents throughout the erstwhile State of J&K. This includes 14038 civilians, 5292 personnel of security forces and 22536 terrorists. These figures depict the nuances and emphasis the unavoidable requirement of reasonable restrictions given the very peculiar geo-political position of Jammu & Kashmir and its geographical proximity with Pakistan”Stating that the “Right to Access the internet is not a fundamental right” the reply elucidates that it can be curtailed if other Fundamental Rights are effectuated by access to internet such as Freedom of Speech & Expression or Right to Carry out business or trade in abrogation of the “sovereignty” & “security” & “integrity” of India which in turn, lawfully warrants curtailment.The reply contends,”this Hon’ble Court is pleased to accept in Anuradha Bhasin (supra) that the internet could be used to propagate terrorism thereby challenging the sovereignty and integrity of India and was also pleased to recognise that ‘modern terrorism relies heavily on the internet”The Government has also emphasised that not lifting restrictions gradationally shall be detrimental to India as well as to the general public. Reference to the allegedly ill-conceived discourse on social media & ongoing militancy have also been made stating that “Shadow handles, believed to have been “inspired” by/or at the behest of Pakistan Army try to allure people from Kashmir and living outside the country, to organize violent protests…. cross- border terrorism and violent activities carried out by the banned terror outfits like JeM, LeT, HM, operating with the external support are too well known. New outfits are being launched, like TRF and TMI, instigating the youth to join terrorism and there has been a spurt in terror activities in the last fortnight”Therefore, the Government has put forth that the rationale of further limiting internet speed are well-founded, keeping in mind the on-ground situation as well as the “material progress of people as a whole”Various instances of the advantages of restrictions on internet speed are also laid down. Having limited militant activities, the Government avers that miscreants using different VPNs were “not able to upload files of heavy data containing incriminating and other objectionable videos”Additionally, the Govt. of J&K states that especially at the time of a pandemic “a fixed-line connection is more appropriate” and clarifies that for any activity dependent on heavy network usage, broadband and fibe-rinternet connectivity is available.Furthermore, the reply contends that the Administration is spreading awareness & relevant information pertaining to the pandemic among the masses through various means such as by radio broadcasts, hoardings, video spots, pamphlets, handouts, panel discussions on TV etc.In reply to the hampering of educational facilities, the Government has submitted that though all educational institutions have been closed, teaching facilities are being provided to students largely through “offline mode” and to a very limited extent through online mode. Video lecture series, whatsapp groups chats, phone calls, dissemination of e-content NCERT, tele-classes, CD’s, pen drives etc are thus being utilised.Pointing to the contention of the plea filed by Private Schools Association J&K vis-à-vis inaccessibility to education, the reply avers that a majority of students in J&K are studying in Government schools as compared to private schools, “who in fact, do not have mobile/smart phones or computers to access the internet”.In this backdrop, the Government has claimed that all platforms such as Twitter, facebook, whatsapp can be effectively used by people of J&K to communicate shortage of any essential commodity.The Supreme Court had on April 9 issued notice in a plea filed by Foundation of Media Professionals seeking restoration of 4G mobile internet services in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir, in light of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic.The matter was to be listed on April 27, incidentally, being the day of extinguishment of order imposing internet restrictions. On April 27, the Government released an order extending restrictions on 4G internet speed till May 11.Earlier, April 3, the J&K administration had passed an order to retain the existing restrictions on mobile internet till April 15.The Central government had imposed a complete communications blackout in the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir in August 2019, right after abrogation of Article 370. Five months later in January 2020, on the basis of a Supreme Court order in the case Anuradha Bhasin v Union of India, the services were partially restored, only at 2G speed for mobile users.The Supreme Court had thereupon observed that indefinite suspension of internet is “not permissible and restrictions on internet have to follow the principles of proportionality under Article 19(2)”.Read the reply by Jammu and Kashmir AdministrationNext Story read more

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Learnt Recently That Word Juggernaut Related to Lord Jagannath Means Unstoppable Force: CJI Bobde

first_imgTop StoriesLearnt Recently That Word Juggernaut Related to Lord Jagannath Means Unstoppable Force: CJI Bobde Press Trust of India18 Jun 2020 10:10 PMShare This – xChief Justice S A Bobde on Thursday said that he came to know recently that the word juggernaut, which is related to the Lord Jagannath, means a force that cannot be stopped.”I came to know recently that the word juggernaut means a force that cannot be stopped and it is related to Lord Jagannath ,” the CJI observed during the hearing in which the Supreme Court bench headed by him stayed…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?LoginChief Justice S A Bobde on Thursday said that he came to know recently that the word juggernaut, which is related to the Lord Jagannath, means a force that cannot be stopped.”I came to know recently that the word juggernaut means a force that cannot be stopped and it is related to Lord Jagannath ,” the CJI observed during the hearing in which the Supreme Court bench headed by him stayed this year’s Puri Rath Yatra, which was to start from June 23, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.To this, Solicitor general Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre replied, But, you stopped it today .As per the Oxford dictionary, juggernaut word has its origin to the form of Krishna worshipped in Puri, Odisha, where his image is carried through the streets in an annual festival.Besides the CJI, the bench also comprising Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and A S Bopanna, while hearing a PIL filed by an NGO seeking to cancel or deferment of Rath Yatra said Article 25(1) of the Constitution itself confers the right to freely profess and propagate religion subject to health.The bench said that in the interest of public health and safety of citizens, this year’s Rath Yatra at Puri in Odisha can’t be allowed. “Lord Jagannath won’t forgive us if we allow this year’s Rath Yatra to go on”, CJI Bobde said, adding that as such a huge gathering can’t take place during the pandemic. It also directed that there shall be no Rath Yatra anywhere in the temple town of Odisha or in any other part of the State this year and that there shall be no activities secular or religious associated with the Rath Yatra during this period. While the Rath Yatra festival, held over 10-12 days with lakhs of people participating, was scheduled for June 23, the ‘Bahuda Jatra’ (return car festival) was fixed for July 1.Three heavily built wooden chariots of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra are traditionally pulled by thousands of devotees over a distance of three kilometres twice during the nine-day festival of the Trinity at Puri.Next Storylast_img read more

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Bullying: the legal dimension

first_imgPrecedent law has now been set – managers who ‘turn a blind eye’ to harassment and bullying may themselves face custodial sentences under the criminal law.Last year Sheffield Crown Court issued custodial sentences to employees of Bruce Transport Services following findings one of their fellow employees had been routinely bullied.The general manager of the company received the heaviest sentence of 17 months because, the Judge said, he was in a position of responsibility and could have stopped the harassment, but didn’t.As Marie Allen, a solicitor at Steeles law firm explains, criminal liability is just one of the potential problems for employers arising from bullying and harassment.A worker resigned as a result of being physically and verbally bullied by colleagues at work, which included racial abuse. He has brought complaints of race discrimination and unfair constructive dismissal. Are we liable? And what compensation could be awarded in respect of the alleged discrimination?An employer will also be ‘vicariously’ liable for wrongful acts done by his employees, in the course of their employment if either the act was authorised by the employer; or was closely connected with the performance of their duties.This would include bullying which amounts to harassment on grounds of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation or religion or belief. If, however, the employer can show that it took all reasonably practicable steps to prevent the bullying, it will not be liable. Unlike unfair dismissal awards, compensation for discrimination is unlimited and can include compensation for injury to feelings and aggravated damages. Unfair dismissal awards are currently capped at £63,100, including the compensatory and basic awards.An employer will be liable for unfair dismissal in such circumstances, where the employee establishes that the employers failure to take reasonable steps to prevent the bullying and harassment, amounts to a breach of the implied term of trust and confidence, and that the employee has resigned in response to that breach of contract.A worker has complained that he has been subjected to shouting and foul language from his manager and is threatening to resign. Our business is conducted in a stressful and demanding environment, where foul language is frequently used. Could he have a claim?Yes. Last year the High Court held that a manager who had embarked upon a deliberate course of conduct, including frequent use of foul and abusive language to the employee, had destroyed the relationship of trust and confidence between the employee and the employer.This was despite the fact that the employee had himself resorted to foul language on occasions. The Court held that he ‘nevertheless remained entitled to proper treatment in accordance with his contract.’What steps can we take to reduce the risk of any future liability arising from the bullying of staff by managers or colleagues?It is not sufficient for an employer to argue that there was nothing it could have done to prevent a course of bullying. Employers should ensure that they adopt and fully implement sound anti-bullying policies, and train their employees appropriately. The policy should include a clear statement that all employees have the right to be treated with dignity and that bullying at work will not be tolerated and that employees, who are subjected to such acts, have a right to complain about it. The policy should also clearly define what amounts to bullying and make it clear that breaches of the policy will be subject to the employer’s disciplinary procedure.    Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Bullying: the legal dimensionOn 28 Sep 2004 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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Indoor dining will shut down again in NYC

first_imgFull Name* Governor Andrew Cuomo (Getty)After weeks of turmoil and rising Covid-19 cases, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today that indoor dining will once again shut down across New York City starting Monday.Cuomo previously announced that he was contemplating the decision due to rising hospitalization rates. The number of people hospitalized for Covid-19 increased to 5,321 as of Dec. 10, a huge jump from 1,540 hospitalizations one month earlier.“We have said from day one that for us this is a constant calibration,” Cuomo said during a Friday press conference. “We want as much economic activity as possible.”Indoor dining will close in New York City starting Monday.Hospitalizations have not stabilized, and with a rising infection rate and NYC’s density, this means that indoor dining is too high of a risk.Takeout, delivery and outdoor dining will continue.— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) December 11, 2020Restaurants in the city began offering indoor dining again on Sept. 30, after largely closing down in the spring. Under the new restrictions, they will still be able to offer takeout and delivery. Outdoor dining won’t be affected for now.Cuomo also released a breakdown of where positive coronavirus cases are originating. Seventy-four percent of cases were driven by household gatherings — which are currently limited to 10 people or less — while 1.43 percent came from restaurants and bars and .61 percent originated from stores.Gyms and salons, however, can still operate in orange zones at 25 percent capacity. The move comes as data shows that gyms result in only .06 percent of cases.Mayor Bill de Blasio expressed support for Cuomo’s decision in a Tweet, calling the closures “painful,” but noting that “we can’t allow this virus to reassert itself in our city.”Pressure has been mounting on the Governor to make such a move ever since schools were shut down in November, though schools have since partially reopened. In a statement released earlier this week, four elected officials called on Cuomo to end indoor dining and close nonessential offices.The move is a crushing blow to restaurants who have been struggling to survive under limited capacity indoors and cold weather outdoors.Even with indoor dining, a record high 88 percent of restaurants could not pay full October rent, according to a recent survey by the New York City Hospitality Alliance.The New York State Restaurant Association also found that 54 percent of New York restaurants said they would likely not survive the next six months without federal relief, compared to 37 percent of restaurants nationwide.The latter group sent a letter to Cuomo urging him to put pressure on the federal government for financial assistance for restaurants. The RESTAURANTS Act, which would provide such aid, was introduced in June, but there’s been little progress since. Congress is still hashing out a larger Covid-19 relief bill.Contact Sasha Jones Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink TagsAndrew CuomoCommercial Real EstateCoronavirusRestaurantsRetail Real Estate Email Address* Message* Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

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Zoopla hoovers up new talent as it claims No.1 spot in London’s rental market

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Zoopla hoovers up new talent as it claims No.1 spot in London’s rental market previous nextHousing MarketZoopla hoovers up new talent as it claims No.1 spot in London’s rental marketCompany recruits six new senior players including a new Chief People Officer poached from Dyson, and says it now lists more rental properties in the capital than Rightmove.Nigel Lewis1st July 201901,247 Views Zoopla has claimed top position in London’s rental market and revealed that 2,000 agents have joined or rejoined the company over the past 12 months as it forms a new executive team.The portal now claims to list 49,000 homes available to rent in the capital, which makes it the largest of all the portals in this sector.Zoopla also claims that its recently-launched UK Cities House Price index is becoming the leading market data source for estate agents operating in urban areas.The portal has also hired its latest wave of new talent including senior executives from Experian, Simply Business, Callcredit, The Photobox Group, Dyson, eBay, Amazon and Microsoft.New senior teamThe new arrivals include Andy Marshall who becomes its Chief Commercial Officer, David Ross (Hometrack MD), Neil Edward, (CFO), Alex Rassmussen (Strategy & Corporate Development Director) and Catrin Anderson (Chief People Officer).Zoopla has been on the hunt for product and technology, data, strategy, HR, finance and commercial talent since its £2.2 billion acquisition by US finance giant Silverlake in May 2018, which wants to see a more experienced executive team running the portal.“I’m confident our new executive team are the ideal group of leaders to take Zoopla to where we are aiming to be: the preferred partner for both agents and consumers.“Agents are beneficiaries of the digital marketing revolution and our goal is to provide tools which help them to be as efficient, and to reach as wide an audience, as possible,” says Charlie Bryant, MD of Zoopla.Read more about Zoopla.dyson Andy Marshall David Ross Neil Edward Alex Rassmussen silverlake Charlie Bryant Zoopla July 1, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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Commentary: Piety & Power: Mike Pence Is Who We Always Thought He Was

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Commentary: Piety & Power: Mike Pence Is Who We Always Thought He WasOctober 22, 2019By Michael LeppertMichaelLeppert.comINDIANAPOLIS–Tom LoBianco’s long-awaited biography of Vice President Mike Pence is out. I remember when I heard the news he was going to write it, and looking back I’m a little embarrassed how excited I was. Finally, someone is going to tell us all of the things that will make sense of this man, character contradictions and all! Maybe that was asking a bit too much.This book is about the conflict between Pence’s ambition and faith. Piety & Power explains both as clearly as possible–given the fact that Pence would not give an interview for the book. But what ultimately is made most clear by the book is the unreconcilable conflict between those things.There are numerous life stories that explain an upbringing that sounds familiar to many in Indiana. Cornfields and Catholic schools, with post-War prosperity and an Irish family heritage combine for a common Hoosier profile. The first recognizable talent that separated him from the rest of the kids in Columbus was public speaking. His obvious talent in the fifth grade at St. Columba School, led to contest victories and an active role on the speech team throughout high school.While at Columbus North High School, he came across a book on the Constitution that he “read over and over.” Debbie Shoultz, Pence’s speech team coach and mentor describe this as when he “became interested in politics.” This descriptive is an important one.Throughout the book, the stories of his political ambition pile up. He wants to be President of the United States. He wants to be elected as such, not given it through a string of unfortunate events that are being considered today.What is consistently missing in the stack of stories is any storyline about his passion to actually govern. That has always been a Pence shortcoming, and Piety & Power illustrates it in overwhelming detail. His term as governor in Indiana does not feature any innovative management or policy accomplishment. Even when he had a policy victory, like his conservative version of Medicaid expansion, it was overshadowed by his propensity for governing mismanagement. Specifically, in this example, I am referring to the “Justin,” state-run news service.He was originally attracted to politics by the Constitution, became a veteran of the talk and news radio scene, but was now planning to have state government compete with the free press. This remarkable error in judgment was eventually dwarfed later on by his monumental transgression, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a debacle that occurred only a few weeks later.Both spun out of control due to Pence’s failure to recognize the crises they were, and both were founded in a lack of governing instincts. Lobianco’s chronicling will be the source of history for generations to come.How Pence was chosen by President Donald Trump to join him on the 2016 ticket serves as an excellent precursor of the chaos America is living today. The erratic and shallow decision-making process aside, the president actually did choose wisely on that one. Pence was the right guy to help Trump win. His ability to carry the message and stay on it in Trump’s world is a golden asset.But after the dust of the 2016 election upset settled, Pence found himself in the position as the one in the room who should have been the most prepared to run a government. Even after nearly three years of dizzying turnover and disarray in the White House, he still might have that designation. The unavoidable truth remains that he is not a manager or a policy pro. He is a pure politician not driven by those pesky things. The disconnection between elections and government helps define him.I do not question his faith in Jesus Christ, or his love for and devotion to his wife, Karen and the rest of his family. However, his betrayals of that faith are detailed many times throughout Piety & Power.I did not like the title of the book when I first saw it. I do now. It perfectly captures the things that make Pence who he is: a man who wants his faith to justify his drive for power. But it doesn’t.Lobianco shares a story from Robert Schenck, an evangelical pastor from one of Pence’s old prayer groups. He tells Pence “more than anything, we need you to find your conscience.” Pence’s response is not surprising, “It’s always easier said than done.”Everyone in America should read this book. I knew it would be good, but now it should be required reading.FOOTNOTE:  Michael Leppert is a public and governmental affairs consultant in Indianapolis and writes his thoughts about politics, government and anything else that strikes him at MichaelLeppert.com.This article was posted by the City-County Observer without opinion, bias or editing.Print Friendly, PDF & Emaillast_img read more

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News story: Help Ofqual evaluate 2018’s new GCSEs, AS and A levels

first_imgWe are also running workshops for teachers of the following A level and GCSE subjects: dance drama music PE geography RS French German Spanish We hope that you are able to take advantage of this opportunity to have your say and share your experiences with us. Register to attend a November workshopWe will email you by the end of September to tell you if you have been selected to take part in the workshop.center_img We are inviting teachers from across the country to workshops to offer their perspectives on the assessment of this summer’s reformed GCSEs, AS and A levels.The workshops will be our first opportunity to gather qualitative evidence about things that have gone well and any areas of concern. Your feedback will contribute to our thinking about the effectiveness of the reform programme.The workshops will be held in October, November and December in a central Coventry location, within walking distance of the main railway station. These are free events with a limited number of places. Your travel expenses will be reimbursed and lunch will be provided.Ideally we would like you to have taught the qualification, in its legacy and reformed version. This is so you can comment on the changes and challenges of the new qualifications and how they have been addressed.We are running workshops for teachers of the following GCSE subjects: biology chemistry physics combined science computer science history food preparation and nutritionlast_img read more

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News story: National Drought Group – Chairman’s statement

first_imgEnvironment AgencyThe Environment Agency is: Advice to the publicPlease use water wisely. Prolonged dry weather and localised drought is not unusual. Water companies plan for periods of exceptionally low rainfall. There is enough water for all if water resources are managed properly. All of us can play a role. We encourage everyone to follow the advice of their water company and use water wisely. This will help protect the environment and the economy, and reduce the risk of further water restrictions.Enhanced coordination and next NDG meetingThe NDG agreed to step up coordination between its members to maintain a common assessment of the situation and ensure the closest possible cooperation to address the current challenges; and agreed to meet again on 29 August. Other partners Have put additional resources in place to do so. Are implementing their contingency drought plans as appropriate. Are actively advising customers on water efficiency and offering free water saving devices. Are stepping up their efforts to find and fix leaks to protect supplies and help reduce the risk of further hosepipe bans Are taking a range of other steps to sustain supply, including water trading between companies and additional measures to keep farmers and other customers supplied with a particular focus on vulnerable customers. The National Drought Group (NDG), chaired by the Environment Agency’s Chief Executive, brings together government departments, water companies, environmental groups and others to coordinate action to maintain water supplies and manage the other risks associated with drought. The NDG convened today (Monday 23 July) to assess the present situation and coordinate plans for the weeks ahead.The present situation and the prospectsWe are in a continuing period of prolonged hot and dry weather. June 2018 was the driest June since 1925, with a rainfall total for England of only 15 mm.One water company, United Utilities, has announced its intention to impose a hosepipe ban (“Temporary Use Ban”) in parts of the North West from 5 August. The other water companies do not currently intend to introduce hosepipe bans, and there is no threat to essential public water supplies. But continued dry weather into autumn could see the risk of some further restrictions and further environmental impacts across the country.Action we are takingThe water companies, the Environment Agency and others are taking action to reduce the risk of further water restrictions and to ensure that water users and the environment itself continue to get the water they need. Participants agreed to step up their activity on all fronts.Water companiesThe water companies are stepping up action to sustain a reliable water supply to their customers. They: The National Farmers Union (NFU) and farmers are working closely with the EA, Internal Drainage Boards, water companies and Defra to manage the situation and sustain farming production, including through water trading and abstraction restrictions that are now in place in some catchments. The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) have produced top tips for farmers on coping with drought and heat. The Canal and Rivers Trust (CRT) are closing some navigations to save water, providing information to boat users on the situation and asking them to consider sharing locks where possible – as they always do in summer. The Angling Trust have distributed guidance to their members on fishery management during hot and dry weather. Anglers can report any fish in distress to the Environment Agency hotline on 0800 80 70 60. Other partners are taking action to preserve water supplies, sustain economic and leisure activity and protect as far as possible the environment, rivers, lakes and wildlife. Actively monitoring the water situation and the environment, analysing the prospects and sharing its analysis with others. Working with the water companies to ensure they are following their drought plans and implementing actions in a timely way. Working closely with the Met Office on how their weather forecast will affect the water situation. Working with businesses, farmers and others who abstract water under licence from the EA to manage down demand and protect the environment, using its regulatory powers as necessary. Stepping up engagement to encourage the public and others to cut down on non-essential water use. Operating water transfers such as the Shropshire Groundwater Scheme to help maintain river flows for water supply and the environment. Stepping up its incident response to ensure the environment is protected – responding to 50% more hot weather incidents, including fish kills. Moving its operations to higher alert status and increasing staff resources to support its own work and those of partners in affected areas. Leading by example: EA fleet vehicles and office windows will not be cleaned to avoid unnecessary water usage.last_img read more