first_imgBritish American Tobacco Kenya Limited (BAT.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2002 annual report.For more information about British American Tobacco Kenya Limited (BAT.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the British American Tobacco Kenya Limited (BAT.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: British American Tobacco Kenya Limited (BAT.ke)  2002 annual report.Company ProfileBritish American Tobacco (BAT) Kenya Limited grows, manufactures and sells tobacco products in Kenya. Cigarettes and other tobacco products in its product range include Dunhill, Rothmans, Embassy, Sportsman, SM, Safari and Rooster. The local cigarette brand produced for the Kenyan market is Embassy. The company also exports tobacco products to 13 countries in the African sub-region. The Kenyan enterprise is a subsidiary of the world’s most prestigious international tobacco business, parent company British American Tobacco Group. BAT Kenya was founded in 1907 and formerly known as BAT Kenya Limited. It changed its name to British American Tobacco Kenya Limited in 1998. British American Tobacco Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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first_imgHong Kong Anglicans serve society From gambling counseling to education Rector Albany, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Anglican Communion, Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Events Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Belleville, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Curate Diocese of Nebraska Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Bath, NC Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI By Lynette WilsonPosted Mar 5, 2012 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Shreveport, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Knoxville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Tampa, FL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Tags Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Children attending St. Mark’s Church’s daycare in Macau. ENS Photo/Lynette Wilson[Episcopal News Service] Throughout its history, the Anglican Church in Hong Kong has been engaged in serving its communities through social services, education and other programs, with one of the best examples being St. James’ Settlement.What began in 1950 as a Boys & Girls Club in a room loaned by a Chinese temple in the Wanchai district of Hong Kong by 1963 had grown into a six-story building; by 1987 a 12-story building including St. James’ Church, a multi-service community service center and a primary school. Over the same time period from 1963 to 1987, the number of people receiving services, ranging from food provisions, education, healthcare services, daycare and elder care, grew from 164,000 to 700,000, annually.Today, St. James’ Settlement employs 200 social workers and serves more than 10,000 people daily at 47 service points on a $54 million annual budget. Having outgrown its current space and in order to expand its services, it is constructing a new $80 million, 13-story building on an adjacent property.Most non-governmental organizations providing socials services in Hong Kong rely on government support for 80 percent of their budget, said Chief Executive Officer Michael K.C. Lai, adding that St. James’ receives 30 percent from the government and raises the rest through fundraising, sponsorships and fees for service, with middle class people paying higher fees to subsidize services for the poor.“What a remarkable, holistic vision,” said Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, adding that she hadn’t seen anything on that scale before.Josephine Y.C. Lee, St. James’ Settlement’s assistant chief executive, and Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori during a tour of St. James’ in Hong Kong. ENS photo/Lynette WilsonJefferts Schori toured St. James’ Settlement during a recent visit to the Province of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui, including Hong Kong and Macau, both governed as special administrative regions of the People’s Republic of China. The Province of Hong Kong was one stop on the presiding bishop’s three-week visit to Anglican Communion provincial churches in Asia, including the Philippines, Japan, South Korea, the Episcopal Diocese of Taiwan and China.The presiding bishop preached to a full house on the first Sunday of Lent during a service at St. John’s Cathedral in Hong Kong Feb. 26.Established in 1998, the Province of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui includes three dioceses and a missionary district – Hong Kong Island, Eastern Kowloon, Western Kowloon and the Missionary Area of Macau. Some 30,000 people worship in about 40 congregations and mission points, served by more than 70 clergy members.“We are working here quite well,” said the Rev. Peter D. Koon, provincial secretary general of the Hong Kong Anglican Church. “We are the third largest social welfare provider and the second largest education provider … that with 30,000 Anglicans.”In 2006 Macau, a former Portuguese colony, overtook in GDP per capita Hong Kong, a former British colony and an international finance center, for the first time ever as gambling revenue soared.The Macau government ended the territory’s gambling monopoly in 2002, which resulted in the number of casinos increasing from 11 to 34; fewer casinos than Las Vegas, but four times the annual revenue.“Before the casinos the best jobs were police and government jobs,” said Lee Kwok Hoo, a service director for the province in Macau. “But then they rushed to become dealers.”Out of the 160,000 households in Macau, one to two family members work in the casinos, he said.“Kids think they can get a job in the casino so they don’t study as hard.”In 2007, the province began providing gambling counseling and in November 2011, opened Macau S.K.H. Gambling Counseling and Family Wellness Center to address some of the societal and family needs that have resulted from gambling. The facility, which includes a daycare and recreation center, handles 250 cases with 18 employees and nine social workers. It also operates a hotline service that has received more than 2,200 calls.With a population of just over half a million people, there are six degrees of separation, said Lee, and most people prefer not to receive counseling face-to-face.Jefferts Schori, who was formerly bishop of Nevada, sympathized with the difficulty facing residents of such a gambling-focused area. “People in Nevada who have problems with gambling often leave because there are temptations everywhere,” she said, “… slots in grocery stores and gas stations.”In Macau, the presiding bishop visited also St. Mark’s Church, which was the first Chinese-Anglican congregation there, said the Rev. Odette Pun Oi-Kuan, the church’s 17th vicar, who is a native of Macau.St. Mark’s has a school, serving 2,000 students in K-12 and adult education, and runs a daycare center. And like the Gambling Counseling and Family Wellness Center, St. Mark’s serves families affected by gambling.“The Anglican Church is the only one that has Macau people serving families and casino workers,” Oi-Kuan said.The presiding bishop was joined in Hong Kong and Macau by Peter Ng, the Episcopal Church’s global partnership officer for Asia and the Pacific; Alex Baumgarten, the Episcopal Church’s director of government relations; the Rev. Charles Robertson, canon to the presiding bishop, and Richard Schori, the presiding bishop’s husband.–Lynette Wilson is an editor/reporter for Episcopal News Service.En español: http://bit.ly/whpvxD Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Hopkinsville, KY TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Press Release Submit an Event Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA last_img read more

first_imgAs of Monday evening, Aug. 28, 10 deaths have been reported since Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast near Corpus Christi three days ago as a Category 4 (very intense) storm. It ripped roofs off of houses, smashed trailers, uprooted trees and knocked down power lines.  Weakening as it moved inland, it began dropping a prodigious amount of rain and spawned a number of violent tornadoes.According to the National Weather Service, so far the rain from Hurricane Harvey has been “unprecedented.” Parts of southeastern Texas have already received more than 30 inches, and some areas are forecast to get as much as 50 inches by the time Harvey, which has now weakened to a tropical storm, moves on.Radar showed an average rainfall of 3 inches per hour the first day, with some localities getting as much as 7 inches per hour.President Donald Trump spent the weekend of Aug. 25-27 in Camp David, the presidential retreat in the Maryland mountains, tweeting about how successfully the federal government — the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security — were dealing with the crisis in southeast Texas and how closely he was monitoring the situation.Trump made no mention of the U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement identity checks that have been maintained on the roads  that are still open around Houston. ICE is even conducting surveillance operations in Rockport, a coastal city with a lot of destruction, according to an ICE photo album posted on Flickr.in one tweet, Trump wrote, “Closely monitoring #HurricaneHarvey from Camp David. We are leaving nothing to chance. City, State and Federal Govs. working great together!”In a later tweet, he wrote, “I encourage everyone in the path of #HurricaneHarvey to heed the advice & orders of their local and state officials. ”Conflicting orders from gov’t officialsThis would be difficult, as there have been conflicting orders.Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner tweeted on Friday afternoon, Aug. 25: “Please think twice before trying to leave Houston en masse. No evacuation orders have been issued for the city.” He urged people to shelter in place, saying: “You literally cannot put 6.5 million people on the road. If you think the situation right now is bad, you give an order to evacuate, you are creating a nightmare.”However, Gov. Greg Abbott, who declared a state of disaster for 30 Texas counties, encouraged Texans in coastal areas to evacuate their homes on Aug. 25. He urged people in the Houston area to evacuate and head north.In his press conference, Abbott announced that the state of Texas had 41,000 shelter beds available for evacuees and more than 200 buses available to transport Texans out of coastal areas. Camping in state parks would be free for the duration of the hurricane emergency. (Texas Tribune, Aug. 25)If just those in the Houston area had followed his advice, these facilities would have been immediately overwhelmed.Both Mayor Turner and Gov. Abbott assigned responsibility for evacuation to individuals.But what about the homeless? According to a local homeless shelter in Corpus Christi, an estimated 8,100 homeless were in the city before Harvey hit. About 300 people were crammed into a shelter. There’s no information about what happened to the rest. (New York Times, Aug. 25)No gov’t plan to protect lives, propertyClaiming that individuals are responsible for their own safety during a hurricane or other natural disaster ignores the fact that the old, the frail, the sick and the infirm do not have the capability to carry home four or five days’ food and water. Furthermore, diabetics need refrigeration for their insulin; the elderly can die when power cuts cause oxygen concentrators to fail.The Democratic Party and the big media like the New York Times, Washington Post, MSNBC, CNN and NPR make the point that Trump’s tweets are designed to obfuscate and minimize the impact of his decisions to attack transgendered members of the military and pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio, as well as distract from the chaos in the White House staff.These charges of Trump’s skulduggery are likely correct, but they miss the essential point. The U.S. government and the states of Texas and Louisiana do not have any real plans for dealing with hurricanes like Harvey and for protecting the lives and the property of the people.The projected cuts in Trump’s budget for Homeland Security and the National Weather Service will directly impinge on how states and cities prepare for national emergencies.Trump wants to cut $667 million out of FEMA programs and grants that help cities and states prepare Pre-Disaster Mitigation Programs. He wants to cut the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which includes the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center, by 16 percent. Research on the oceans and the atmosphere, which strives to understand the effects of global warming, would be cut by 32 percent.These cuts unmask the real reason behind the chaotic, unplanned response to Harvey: Trump and the big bourgeoisie don’t want to spend any money or effort to help the poor, the needy, the oppressed and the workers survive.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgThe Houston Cuba Solidarity Committee hosted the 30th Friendshipment Caravan on June 21 and welcomed spokesperson John Waller to the S.H.A.P.E. Community Center.“The Cuba Caravan is always welcome at S.H.A.P.E.,” said the center’s director, Deloyd Parker, as he set out pitchers of tea and readied the microphone. “We have hosted the caravan for decades; we will always welcome you as this is your Houston home.” The Houston meeting was dedicated to the memory of Ayanna Ade (on left), here with activist Esperanza Martell , about to board the bus bound for Cuba.The evening was dedicated to one of the Solidarity Committee founders, Ayanna Ade, who died in 2013.  Pacifica radio programmer Aka Holt and former Black Panther Bunchy Crear both spoke about Sister Ayanna as a larger-than-life photo of her sat at the head table. “It was exciting to hear Ayanna talk about her trip to Cuba with Pastors for Peace. She loved it and was animated each time she spoke of another aspect of things that were happening in Cuba,” said Holt. “Ayanna began her political life as a Panther and while in Oakland organized the Panther School for our children. She was a leader for the Panthers,” said Crear. “Her love for serving the people continued after she returned to Houston, becoming a midwife and delivering over 2,000 babies in this community. Working to build solidarity with the Cuban revolution was a priority for her.” As the room filled with activists of all nationalities and ages, from teens to 87 years of age, each person took turns introducing themselves and giving one reason why they were attending the event. “I love Cuba and have been several times,” said activist Gordon Anderson, who helped paint the yellow school bus that Houston organizers bought, refurbished and sent to Cuba a few years ago. “I want to keep up with what’s happening in Cuba despite the blockade and Trump’s new restrictions.” “My grandfather loved Cuba, and now that he is gone, I want to learn more about what he loved. I want to go to Cuba and see it for myself,” said Siva Kone, a high school senior. Special guests from the northwest U.S. and Alaska were brought by local Indigenous activist Bryan Parras. They were in Houston to raise awareness over potential oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and homelands of the Gwich’in Nation, peoples who have lived in northern Alaska and Canada forever. Their language names that area “The Sacred Place Where Life Begins,” which is also the title of a film by Miho Aida about the struggle to keep the land sacred and free from drilling. A Gwich’in representative invited everyone to join them the next evening for the film.As S.H.A.P.E. member Ramond Thompson kept bringing in more chairs for stragglers, Waller presented information about the history of the Cuba Friendshipment Caravan, including why it travels to Cuba without a license, in defiance of U.S. laws. He explained that different U.S. presidents have tightened or relaxed rules regarding travel to Cuba: “People in the U.S. can travel anywhere in the world. People around the world can travel to Cuba, which gains a lot of its revenue from tourism. But only [the U.S.] denies people living here the right to go to Cuba.“We must end the blockade. We cannot let our ability to see Cuba be left up to the whim of whoever is president. This cruel and harmful blockade must be ended now!” Waller told the crowd.Many T-shirts were sold and generous donations raised for Pastors for Peace. Supporters of the event included the Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement, the Black Panther Party Alumni Association, the National Black United Front, the S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, the Sierra Club and Workers World Party. A potluck dinner was shared with homemade black beans, barbequed chicken and loads of delicious pies, cakes, cookies and strawberries brought by folks. The homemade arepas with all the fixings, brought by Rosie, La Reina Vegana, were a highlight.After the event’s program, many people stayed for almost two more hours to talk with Waller and each other. The common topic of discussion was their desire to go to Cuba themselves on the very next Friendshipment Caravan!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img NepalAsia – Pacific July 30, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for protection of press freedom after surge in assaults and threats against journalists Follow the news on Nepal Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill Reporters Without Borders today strongly condemned an upsurge in attacks on press freedom in Nepal after three media offices were attacked and more than a score of journalists threatened or physically assaulted. News to go further News RSF_en Receive email alerts June 8, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage May 17, 2019 Find out more News News Organisation Reporters Without Borders today strongly condemned an upsurge in attacks on press freedom in Nepal after three media offices were attacked and more than a score of journalists threatened or physically assaulted.Among the series of attacks, demonstrating the growing risk facing the media in Nepal, were an attempted strangulation, a bomb attack that left one journalist seriously injured, vandalism and besieging of journalists in their offices.“Even though the violence is not as bad as during the monarchy, the situation is very worrying,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. The republic should protect press freedom and put an end to the former practices of the monarchy, both in the capital and in the furthest flung districts.”“The authorities should urgently guarantee the safety of journalists and punish those responsible for attacks on them. But it is just as vital for the political parties to take steps to ensure that their members stop behaving as enemies of the press,” the organisation said.“We salute the work of the Federation of Nepali Journalists, which has for several years campaigned to defend press freedom. It is time that all parties and groups in the country react positively to the journalists’ appeals”, the organisation added. Physical attacks on journalists have continued in the past few weeks, highlighting yet again the dangers that journalists face in Nepal.Lavadev Dhungana, a correspondent of the Kathmandu Post daily, was attacked by student members of the far-left CPN-UML party as he going to his office in the eastern town of Panchthar on 26 July. CPN-UML members later threatened him after he reported that he had been attacked. The day before, students had seized a Kantipur Publications vehicle used to deliver newspapers to neighbouring districts.Employees of a transport company in the city of Pokhara (200 km west of Kathmandu) threw stones at D.R. Pokharel, a reporter with the local daily Pokhara, as he tried to cover a clash between them and members of a student union on 24 July. Pokharel sustained serious injuries to the head, back and a hand.On 20 July, Rajdhan Rai and Kishor Budhathoki, respectively correspondents for the dailies Naya Patrika and Annapurna Post, were assaulted by a gang of about 20 people in Khandbari, eastern Nepal after they wrote an article accusing them of stealing equipment from the offices of the district development committee.A gang of about 25 members of the community group (Madhesi People’s Rights Forum (MPFF) vandalised the offices of the daily Kripa in Birjung in the south of Nepal on 16 July. They also assaulted the editor, Kamal Upadhyay, and a journalist, Jeetendra Kumar Sah.A time bomb exploded in the same town, leaving journalist Prakash Tiwari of the daily Satya Sandesh, seriously injured. He was taken to the Narayani Sub-Regional Hospital in Birjung.The offices of the dailies Hamar Pahura Daily and Gardener Offset Press were attacked in Kailali in the west of the country on 15 July. The journalists were insulted and then locked into their offices.On 11 July, editor of the weekly Kavre Post, Bishnu Prasad Chaulagain, was attacked by a group of individuals who tried to strangle him. He managed to get away from them. May 29, 2019 Find out more NepalAsia – Pacific last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Cramped accommodation at ULTHE UNIVERSITY of Limerick has backed off from its plans to make students living on campus book their accommodation for a whole academic year.The original ‘no single semester’ rule announced a week ago has now been removed. It would have meant students paying around €3,000 for accommodation they would not be occupying while on Erasmus or placement away from the university.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up But students booking for just one semester – September to Christmas of this year – will have to agree to sharing a twin room for the time they are there.New rules also apply to second and third-year students, who will also have to share a twin room in one of the on-campus villages. Only first year, third year and foreign students will be allowed to apply for a single occupancy room.Maeve Smyth, a UL alumni whose daughter is going into second year, feels the twin occupancy for certain years is deeply unfair.“In truth, second and third-year results are what matter. First year results are scrapped.“These twin rooms are tiny. A room which had one bed in it now has to cater for two and one desk, which was already up against the foot of the bed, has to accommodate two people. That’s going to make study very difficult at an important time for the students. There was no discussion about this with anyone, including the students union,” she told the Limerick Post.The college has come in for criticism on every front for the move to double-up rooms.Student Life, the UL students union, says that students are being asked to pay thousands of euro for rooms that are “smaller than a prison cell.’The union is demanding that the university accept no further increases in the student population until proper accommodation is in place.But the university says the move is not about making money but rather about responding to the demand for on-campus rooms.A statement to the Limerick Post pointed out that “a shared (twin room) option for on-campus accommodation is being introduced to meet unprecedented demand in the shortest possible timeframe during a national housing crisis.“Wider development plans are currently under consideration for new-build on-campus accommodation, but this will take some time to bring to fruition. The twin room option deals with the supply deficit while also providing an affordable option to many students.“Last year, there was almost 7,200 applications from students for the 2,850 available beds in the six on-campus villages. The twin room option will add a further 630 beds.“Twin room costs will range from €2,800 to €4,250 per person, which includes utilities and UL Sport membership,” the statement said. Advertisement WhatsApp Linkedin Emailcenter_img NewsHousingUL backs off from one-term lease ruleBy Bernie English – March 2, 2020 1061 Twitter Print Previous articleLimerick artists and creatives encouraged to apply for fundingNext articleFormer University President’s home sold to fund property deal Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news.last_img read more

first_img Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter Danielle’s mother has heard ‘nothing’ from Taoiseach’s Department – Cope WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest It’s been claimed that Danielle McLaughlin’s mother has heard nothing from the Department of the Taoiseach since an initial email was sent stating that a meeting with Leo Varadkar was not worthwhile as Danielle was not an Irish citizen.It is reported that the Department said it sincerely regrets the misunderstanding that arose in the case.A spokesperson said that the letter received from Danielle’s mother, Andrea indicated that the 28 year old was travelling on a British passport when she was murdered in India, “leading officials handling the matter to incorrectly conclude that Danielle was a British citizen”.They say having clarified the facts the Department confirm that consular services have and will continue to be provided to Danielle’s family, as appropriate.However, Donegal Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher says Danielle’s mother has not received any correspondence from the Department since the initial email:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/cope.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+center_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleWarning after scammers target North WestNext articleMan attacked with iron bar in Derry News Highland Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – September 8, 2018 Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more

first_imgThough the couple was unable to retrieve the ring, they’re in luck — the NYPD’s Special Ops unit “rescued it” and is hoping to return it.Even better, they cleaned the ring.“WE HAVE YOUR RING!” the precinct tweeted Saturday. WANTED for dropping his fiancée’s ring in @TimesSquareNYC! She said Yes – but he was so excited that he dropped the ring in a grate. Our @NYPDSpecialops officers rescued it & would like to return it to the happy couple. Help us find them? call 800-577-TIPS @NYPDTIPS @NYPDMTN pic.twitter.com/tPWg8OE0MQ— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) December 1, 2018 The NYPD is asking the couple to claim the ring by calling (212) 767-8400 or visiting the Midtown North Precinct at 306 West 54th Street in Manhattan.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. WANTED for dropping his fiancée’s ring in @TimesSquareNYC! She said Yes – but he was so excited that he dropped the ring in a grate. Our @NYPDSpecialops officers rescued it & would like to return it to the happy couple. Help us find them? call 800-577-TIPS @NYPDTIPS @NYPDMTN pic.twitter.com/tPWg8OE0MQ— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) December 1, 2018 iStock/Getty(NEW YORK) — She said yes! Then, she probably screamed “noooo!” — as her engagement ring slipped out of his fingers and through one of New York City’s subway grates.Now, the New York Police Department is looking for the couple who dropped the ring through the grate.“Help us find the couple [whose] marriage proposal went horribly wrong after their engagement ring fell down the drain in #TimesSquare,” the department’s Midtown North precinct tweeted.last_img read more

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. It is generally accepted that good communication between management and workers is essential if that organisation is to function effectively. The use of representative staff bodies, such as trade unions, was slightly less common in the UK (80%) compared to the other European countries, according to the Cranet Survey on International Strategic HR Management.However, similar proportions (about 90%) communicated direct to their employees either verbally or in writing or used electronic communication or team briefings. The countries did differ slightly more regarding the levels of employees that were informed about various business issues, including strategy, financial performance and organisation of work.Most companies in all four countries briefed management about all of the issues. However, the UK and Sweden were more likely to brief professional, clerical and manual staff on these issues than organisations in France and Germany.With regard to upward communication, UK employees most commonly communicate with their managers directly, through immediate supervisors, through workforce briefings or team meetings, or via electronic communication. Swedish companies generally used most channels of downward communication.UK organisations are more similar to Sweden than their closer neighbours of Germany and France in the use of communication channels and keeping employees informed.www.cranet.org, 01234 751122 Related posts:No related photos. Firms prefer direct approach to communicationOn 9 Aug 2005 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more