first_imgTlou Energy Limited ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Tlou Energy Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tlou Energy Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tlou Energy Limited (  2011 annual report.Company ProfileTlou Energy Limited identifies, explores, evaluates, and develops coalbed methane (CBM) resources in Southern Africa. It holds one mining license and nine prospecting licenses covering an area of approximately 8,300 square kilometers in the Karoo Basin, Botswana. The company owns a 100% interest in the Lesedi CBM project. It also holds interest in the Mamba project. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Brisbane, Australia.last_img read more

first_imgEcobank Transnational Incorporation ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Ecobank Transnational Incorporation ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ecobank Transnational Incorporation ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ecobank Transnational Incorporation (  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileEcobank Transnational Incorporation is a financial services institution offering retail, wholesale, investment and transactional banking services to government departments, financial institutions, multi-nationals, small- to medium-size enterprises, micro businesses and individuals in Africa and internationally. The banking group operates in the domestic, corporate and investment banking segments. Ecobank Transnational Incorporated offers a full-service product offering which ranges from current and savings accounts to business accounts and term deposits. Ecobank Transnational Incorporated also provides services for institutional banking; ranging from treasury and investment banking to commodity/trade finance, debt issuance and equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions and syndicated lending. The financial institution operates a network of approximately 1 200 branches and offices in the major towns and cities of Ghana. Its head office is in Lomé, Togo. Ecobank Transnational Incorporation is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_img Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter From the Apopka Police DepartmentThe Apopka Police Department responded to a fatal traffic crash at the intersection of West Michael Gladden Boulevard and South Hawthorne Avenue on April 1st involving a Chevrolet van and a BMW X6. The van was traveling east on Michael Gladden Boulevard at the time of the crash. The decedent was identified as Aurora Rodarte, 65 of Apopka. Urbano Rodarte-Reyes, also from Apopka, was driving the van. Emmanuel Cazeau Jr.The second vehicle involved, a BMW X6, was traveling North on Hawthorne Avenue and ran a stop sign at the intersection. The van collided with the BMW at the intersection then rolled over and came to a stop. The BMW continued traveling north on South Hawthorne Avenue where it came to a stop in the 800 block. After a complete and thorough investigation, Emmanuel Cazeau Jr. of Eustis was identified as the driver of the BMW X6. An arrest warrant was obtained for Cazeau Jr., by the Apopka Police Department for Vehicular Homicide, Leaving the Scene with Death, Leaving the Scene with Serious Bodily Injury and Reckless Driving Involving Serious Bodily Injury. Cazeau Jr. was arrested on the warrant by the Eustis Police Department and transported to the Lake County Jail where he was held until he was transported to the Orange County Jail on Thursday.  LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! TAGSApopka Police Department Previous articleHonesty and transparency go a long way in difficult situationsNext articleBlack in America: The conversation starts this weekend Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

first_img The Agricultural Broadband Coalition applauded bipartisan leadership in both houses of Congress for introducing the Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 2018. The group calls it a milestone piece of legislation that will aid in revolutionizing farming across America. The bill is designed to help deploy broadband across rural America, including ranchland and cropland. Broadband connectivity is growing more important for production agriculture.Nick Tindall, senior director for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, says they applaud the legislation as a way to make sure the federal government evolves along with the technology that’s changing modern agriculture. “This legislation creates a clear mandate for the FCC to work with other branches of government to develop a comprehensive strategy to update our rural infrastructure,” he says.American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall adds, “Broadband deployment in unserved and underserved croplands and ranchlands is essential to farmers and rancher who produce food, fuel, and fiber, across the U.S. and for customers around the world.” The legislation would create a task force designed to take a comprehensive look at broadband distribution, where it falls short, and come up with recommendations to improve access across all rural areas.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Broadband Coalition Praises Connectivity Act Facebook Twitter Previous articleCommentary: HSUS Accused of Abusing WomenNext articleSome Sections of NAFTA Negotiations Closer to Completion NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter SHARE Broadband Coalition Praises Connectivity Act By NAFB News Service – Jan 29, 2018 last_img read more

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff top box 10 Boys Athlete of the Week: Zane Lindeman of La Salle High School Published on Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 8:48 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeauty 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name: Zane LindemanSchool: La Salle High SchoolGrade: JuniorSport: BaseballPosition: PitcherAccomplishments: Lindeman did something Wednesday that every pitcher at every level dreams of. The 6-foot-4 right-hander threw a no-hitter in a 2-0 win over San Pedro in the St. Paul Tournament. Lindeman didn’t walk a batter, and he struck out 7 on just 70 pitches. He is the first pitcher in the area to complete the feat and has 34 strikeouts in 35 innings pitched. Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

first_imgNewsAppeal Court finds Geoghegan murder conviction is safeBy Staff Reporter – June 11, 2015 1075 Twitter by Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE MAN convicted of the murder of Limerick rugby player Shane Geoghegan had his life sentence endorsed on Monday after the Court of Appeal ruled that the conviction was safe.Barry Doyle (30) with addresses in Portland Row, Dublin and Hyde Road, Limerick failed in his bid to overturn the conviction after lodging 27 grounds for the appeal at the two day hearing.Shane Geoghegan was returning home after watching a televised rugby match at a friend’s house on November 9, 2008 when a gunman shot him several times just yards from his house in Kilteragh, Dooradoyle.Barry Doyle had been acting on the instructions of convicted killer and gangland figure John Dundon to murder another man, John “Pitchfork” McNamara who lived nearby but he killed Mr Geoghegan in a case of mistaken identity.Before Doyle’s arrest, April Collins told Gardaí that she had information about serious crimes in Limerick including a murder.She said she was with her former partner Ger Dundon the morning after Shane Geoghegan’s murder when they met Ger’s brother John and Barry Doyle in a pub car park in Limerick. John Dundon became angry when he asked Doyle to describe the man he shot after it emerged the wrong man was killed.Barry Doyle was implicated in her statement and was arrested wearing a bulletproof vest at his Limerick address.Following a retrial, he was given the mandatory life sentence by Mr Justice Garrett Sheehan on February 16, 2012.In his submission to the three judge Court of Appeal in Dublin, the 30-year-old father of one claimed that admissions made following more than a dozen Garda interviews were obtained through duress.Martin O’Rourke SC said the welfare of Doyle’s partner and child were used against him as a “tool of psychological oppression”. He was told that his partner was being held in custody away from their sick child and that he could “do something about that”.During his 15th interview in Garda custody, he admitted that he shot Mr Geoghegan in a case of mistaken identity.Mr O’Rourke also submitted that Doyle’s admissions were made without him having reasonable access to legal advice and when he decided to forgo his right to silence.Tom O’Connell SC, for the Director of Public Prosecutions, said the legitimacy of the arrest of Doyle’s partner was not raised during the trial and he confessed to the murder because “his conscience was engaged”.President of the Court of Appeal Mr Justice Seán Ryan, who was sitting with Mr Justice George Birmingham and Mr Justice John Edwards, said the appellant’s advisors legitimately advanced every ground of the objection in defending their client.The judges concluded that Doyle had engaged with his solicitor before the 15th interview and that all parties were aware of deals and counter offers made.They also agreed with the trial judge’s ruling to exclude the records of telephone calls between April Collins and her Garda liaison offocer Detective Garda James Hourihane as they were irrelevant to the case.“All of their extensive submissions were fully ventilated and carefully considered by the trial judge. The many issues were re-visited in a hearing in this court that occupied two full days of oral argument and which were also explored in comprehensive submissions that were of great assistance to the court.Mr Justice Ryan said the court was satisfied that none of the grounds of appeal could succeed.“The trial was satisfactory and the conviction of Mr Doyle was safe”, he concluded.Shane Geoghegan’s mother Mary and brother Anthony were present at the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin this Monday to hear the ruling.Barry Doyle gave no reaction when the judgement was handed down and saluted family members in the courtroom as he was led away. Facebook Print WhatsAppcenter_img Email Linkedin Advertisement Previous articleA guiding light in the darknessNext articleDPP loses appeal to increase Dundon’s threat to kill sentence Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

first_imgCourtesy Montgomery County Sheriffs Office(HOUSTON) — A woman who is facing child abandonment charges after she was seen on surveillance video leaving a 2-year-old boy on a stranger’s doorstep in the middle of the night in a suburb of Houston claims it was all a misunderstanding.“I just feel destroyed,” Keairra Woods said in a recent telephone interview with ABC owned-and-operated station KTRK-TV in Houston.The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday morning released the 23-second video, which was recorded the night before by a doorbell security camera outside a home in Spring, Texas, some 25 miles north of Houston. The shocking footage garnered nationwide attention as authorities asked for the public’s help in identifying the little boy and the adult who left him behind.The video shows a woman carrying two bags and holding a toddler in the air by his arm as she runs toward the front door on Wednesday about 8:20 p.m. local time. When she reaches the front entrance, the woman puts the child down, repeatedly rings the doorbell and knocks several times.She then drops the bags she was carrying, runs back to her parked vehicle and drives away, leaving the little boy behind.Authorities received a 911 call that night from someone who said she went to answer a knock at her door and found an unidentified child standing there alone, according to the sheriff’s office. The little boy was not injured and “appears to be in good health,” the office said.Child Protective Services took custody of the toddler and placed him in a foster home amid the ongoing investigation.Authorities have since identified the toddler and the woman, who is not the child’s mother, but haven’t released their names.In revealing that she is the woman in the footage, Woods told KTRK-TV there’s an explanation for what happened.She said the child’s mother, who is her best friend’s aunt, asked her to drop him off at his father’s house but warned that the boy’s stepmother has a restraining order against the mother. Woods said she has never met the child’s father or stepmother, nor has she ever visited their home.So she was relying on GPS and directions from the mother, who she said was on the phone with her at the time, to find the correct house, Woods told the station.“I followed the GPS. Mind you, I’m still on the phone with her, so by the time I get to the house, I say, ‘Well I just pulled up to the house.’ She said, ‘Okay, get out the car, get his bag and go to the door,’” Woods said in the interview Friday.Woods said the mother should have known it was the wrong residence because she described to her the various cars parked in the driveway.“By the time I get to the door, I ring the doorbell. I still have him in my hand. I say, ‘It’s like five cars out here, a red car, a black car, and a white car, and it’s like two rows of cars.’ She said ‘Okay,’” Woods told the station. “That should have let you know I was at the wrong house then because you know your baby daddy don’t drive so many cars.“So I ring the doorbell, the lady walks like halfway to the door. That’s when I took off running. And the only reason I took off running was because it was chilly outside and I didn’t have no sweater on, as you can see in the video,” Woods continued, adding that she was also avoiding interaction with the child’s stepmother, who she thought was coming to answer the door.“I never ran off and just left him there without even seeing if somebody came to the door. The woman was halfway to the door,” she said. “At the end of the day … it’s really the mother’s fault.”The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately respond Saturday to ABC News’ request for comment on Woods’ remarks.KTRK-TV also interviewed the homeowner of the residence where Woods dropped off the boy, and she corroborated the clothing that Woods said she saw her wearing through the front window as she was coming to answer the door. But the homeowner said Woods ran off so fast that she didn’t get a good look at her.Woods could potentially be charged with child abandonment, which is a felony of the third degree in Texas.“The female in the video then left the location without verifying anyone was home or who she was releasing the child to, which placed the child in great danger,” Lt. Scott Spencer of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office told reporters at a press conference Thursday.Authorities determined that the boy’s father lives next door to the house where his son was dropped off after he saw the video and “immediately recognized the child as his son,” Spencer said.Investigators learned the father had received a text from the child’s mother, who was in the hospital at the time. The text said a friend would bring the toddler to his house on Wednesday in the early afternoon. When that didn’t happen, the father assumed the mother’s plans had changed and he left his residence for the evening, according to Spencer.Child Protective Services will ultimately decide who will have custody of the child.“Right now, we are ecstatic that the child’s father has been found and detectives are working with Child Protective Services to reunite the child with the father and family,” Spencer told reporters Thursday.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. The first meeting of the Fair Pay Champions, appointed by the Government toaid its campaign to close the pay gap for women, has taken place. It is part ofthe Government’s drive to raise awareness of employment rights for women andencourage good practice. But the case of city share analyst Julie Bower, who was forced to resign asa result of sex discrimination which included being paid an “insultinglylow” bonus, has led the Equal Opportunities Commission to renew calls formandatory pay audits. Jenny Watson, deputy chair of the EOC, said, “Such aculture makes it all too easy for discrimination to occur, which is why theEqual Pay Task Force has called for legislation requiring employers to ensure paysystems are not biased.” But despite this call for mandatory pay audits, the Government isencouraging employers to undertake pay reviews on a voluntary basis. It hasalso set up a Women’s Employment and Pay Review, headed by Denise Kingsmill, alawyer who specialises in industrial relations and employment law. Says employment minister Tessa Jowell, “The Fair Pay Champions willspearhead the drive to change culture and rule out discrimination in business.And the women’s employment and pay review will work to find ways to challengethe culture of low pay.” ‘Fair pay’ champions meetOn 1 May 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. LettersOn 29 Jan 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. This week’s lettersLetter of the weekFeedback good, timewasting bad Allowing applicants to read interview notes can be helpful for feedback andshows good recruitment practice (News, 22 January). Managers should be clear about the reasons for non-selection of individuals– someone being clearly unsuitable against the criteria for the role, forexample. HR and line managers should be prepared for the recruitment process inadvance and have the selection criteria ready and clearly understood. Any notestaken should then justify and back-up the decision for or against. However, if candidates can ask to see the notes, there is a danger ofmanagers being left open to constant challenge from unsuccessful candidates,which can be more time consuming than the interviews themselves. In a heavy round of constant interviews, some notes are taken as a reminderfor later and it may not be helpful if the unsuccessful candidate then has theright to read the material. My inclination would be for HR to precis interview notes if asked forfeedback from candidates – ensuring central control – but that there should beno ‘right’ to see the notes. This should remain the decision of the recruitingorganisation. Stephanie Bateman HR Manager, Lease & Loan Insurance Services Recruiting needs a personal touch The article “Net gains” (Feature, 15 January) was excellent, but Ifeel compelled to ask – where does the human element come into this vision ofonline recruitment? It is wonderful to have a totally streamlined recruitment process and vitalto have a quick turnaround for the applicants. But without human contact thereis no communication channel for applicants to offer a perfectly good reason whythey fell short of a 2:1 in their degree, or why they only want to work in theNetherlands. If these answers cannot be sought, especially during a period of skillsshortages, then there is no chance of tracking down applicants with hiddenpromise. Also, what is the point of getting to the interview stage and thendiscovering the candidate has no communication skills? It could happen if noverbal exchange takes place during pre-screening. I feel, therefore, that anautomated recruitment management system, which filters applicants without humaninteraction is not an intelligent way forward. Victoria Phillpot Managing director, Professional Pre-Selection Services It’s not crazy, it’s relative after all Julie Bower’s very large compensation win against Schroder Securities forsex discrimination (News, 15 January) is a good example of relativity. Yes, £1.5m is a crazy sum to most people, but if you work in the City andare on £100,000 basic, potentially earning 10 times that in bonuses, it is notreally that silly a sum. It would have been ridiculous if she had earned£15,000 – but she didn’t. Garry Turner Internal sales representative, Petrochem Carless Technology is no substitute in HR Cable & Wireless’ decision to outsource its HR functions should be acause for concern (News, 8 January). It is not the fact that it has chosen toplace its HR with an outside party that should awaken interest. This in itselfis not an intrinsically bad practice. Rather it is the method in which the roleis being undertaken. The concerning aspect of this decision is that it will be driven bytechnology rather than people. A call centre response service based on computersupport will never be able to match the human feel for company culture, workissues and people. HR deals with issues that touch individuals daily lives andemotions – there is no substitute for human response based on knowledge andunderstanding. There is a great temptation to use automated systems and other forms of ITbecause it is cheap and efficient. But it is extraordinarily difficult to applyto people. You only have to consider how many consumers complain aboutautomated customer response services to begin to understand the problem. Farming out the control of HR should be approached with care and employersshould be extremely cautious about relying on IT to create efficiency savings. Stephen Humphreys Managing director, Projectlink last_img read more

first_img Previous Article Next Article About Tina Wisener Tina Wisener is a partner at workplace law specialist Doyle Clayton and head of the firm’s Thames Valley office in Reading. View all posts by Tina Wisener → Netflix has announced parents can take unlimited parental leave in the first year. Photo: ddp USA/Rex Shutterstock Streaming media giant Netflix has announced that it will offer new parents unlimited paid leave for a year. But employers who wish to follow their example may encounter challenges, believes Tina Wisener. The announcement by Netflix that it will be offering all its staff the opportunity to take up to 12 months’ paid parental leave has provoked a lot of interest.Shared parental leave resourcesShared parental leave survey: employers undecided about enhanced shared parental payTask: decide the organisation’s policy on shared parental leaveLetter explaining to managers the right to shared parental leaveIts employees will be able to work as much or as little as they want during the 12 months following their child’s birth or adoption, and still be paid in full.The employee benefits of such a generous scheme speak for themselves but there are also business benefits.Netflix hopes that its move will help it to attract and retain the best talent. It also believes that staff perform better at work if they are not worrying about family and finances.Nevertheless, a scheme which allows employees to dip in and out of work can present headaches for employers in terms of ensuring adequate cover for absences. Inevitably, leave patterns will need to be agreed to some extent in advance, reducing some of the flexibility for employees in the process.Although there has been a great deal of enthusiasm for the introduction of shared parental leave last year, many employers recognise the benefits of this perk but may not be able to afford to offer it on the same scale as Netflix.Instead, they might want to limit it to staff in senior roles where it is more difficult to recruit, or use it to incentivise staff by making it performance related. However, there are legal risks associated with this approach.Employers will need to be alert to discrimination risks, particularly indirect discrimination. If, for example, senior roles are occupied predominantly by men, limiting the benefit to senior roles will be indirectly discriminatory against women.However, indirect discrimination claims can be defended if there are good business reasons; the need to attract and retain the best talent would certainly qualify. However, the employer will also need to be able to show that it cannot achieve its business goals in a less discriminatory way.Case-by-case basisLinking the benefit to performance could give rise to disability discrimination if, for example, a particular level of sickness absence disqualifies an employee from receiving it. Again, it is possible to defend these claims as there is a good business reason for the policy.However, an absolute rule that disqualifies employees from entitlement once they hit a particular level of absence may be disproportionate, meaning the defence could fail.Instead, ensure that there is an element of discretion in the policy so that you can still decide, on a case-by-case basis, to allow an employee to benefit where absence is disability related.Also, watch out for pregnancy discrimination. Absences occurring during, or related to, pregnancy need to be ignored in their entirety.Some employers may wish to limit enhanced leave and pay to women, for example if women are underrepresented in their organisation. Generally this will be unlawful, as it amounts to direct sex discrimination.Nevertheless, it may be possible to offer the benefit only to women on maternity leave, as preferential treatment of women on maternity leave does not generally amount to unlawful direct discrimination against men.Such a policy could be indirectly discriminatory, but potentially capable of justification. If, however, the woman is on some other form of parental leave (not maternity leave), the benefit will have to be offered to men as well. Could Netflix-style unlimited parental leave work for employers?By Tina Wisener on 12 Aug 2015 in Discontinuous shared parental leave, Enhanced pay, Shared parental leave, Personnel Today, Legal opinion Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more