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Kurdish journalist detained for allegedly having footage of PKK militants

first_img Reporters Without Borders today condemned the detention of a journalist of Kurdish origin for allegedly possessing video footage of members of group linked to the outlawed PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party).Birol Duru, a correspondent with the pro-Kurdish news agency DIHA (Tiger), and Daimi Açig, a member of the Turkish Human Rights Association (IHD), were arrested by local police in Dibarbey, a village in the eastern province of Bingöl, on 10 August and were subsequently placed in custody in Bingöl prison.”We are very concerned about this new attack on press freedom in Turkey, which is the second case of journalists being arbitrarily arrested in less than two weeks,” the organisation said, calling for the immediate release of both Duru and Açig. When detained, Duru was investigating cannabis trafficking in Bingöl, including allegations that Yedisu police chief Ahmet Yanaral is involved in the trafficking. Duru and Açig were accused of “collaborating with the PKK” when they appeared before a prosecutor and a judge in Karliova on 12 August. Duru believes he is the victim of a conspiracy, in part because he brought a complaint against Yanaral some time ago, accusing him of making threats against him.Serhat Atli, the lawyer acting for the two detainees, filed a request for the lifting of their detention order with the Bingöl provincial court on 15 August. The court is due to give its decision on 19 August.Atli and Duru’s agency, DIHA, also maintain that he is the victim of a conspiracy by the regional authorities. They also said the arrests were illegal because “the report on what was found in Duru’s bag was not drawn up in the presence of a witness and because they do not have the evidence to justify holding them in custody.” Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit News Receive email alerts Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor News News Help by sharing this information TurkeyEurope – Central Asia TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Organisation August 17, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Kurdish journalist detained for allegedly having footage of PKK militants April 2, 2021 Find out more April 28, 2021 Find out more Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the arbitrary arrest on 10 August of a journalist of Kurdish origin, Birol Duru of the pro-Kurdish news agency DIHA. He is being held in Bingöl prison in the east of the country, where the provincial court is due to decide on 19 August whether he must remain in custody. News April 2, 2021 Find out more to go further Follow the news on Turkey RSF_en last_img read more

Eat Your Next Meal at This Iconic California Hamburger Stand

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS California Burger – it’s not as simple as it seems. While everyone can picture a perfect California burger, what should it really have inside?A “California burger” can mean one of two things. In the earlier half of the 20th century, a California burger came topped with lettuce, onion and tomato. Today, these toppings are ubiquitous, but at a time when California was known for having access to the freshest produce year round, a burger garnished with fresh vegetables came to be associated with the Golden State.In 1961, due to customer appeals, “animal style” burgers (lettuce, mustard-grilled burgers, tomato, pickle, extra spread such as Thousand Island dressing, grilled onions, and so on) were born. The “3×3,” (three beef patties, lettuce, tomato, spread, three slices of American cheese, with or without onions) and “4×4” (four beef patties, lettuce, tomato, spread, four slices of American cheese, with or without onions) and “protein style” (burger wrapped in lettuce instead of a bun) followed.A more recent trend, however, is for a California burger to come topped with avocado or guacamole. Enjoy a charbroiled burger from California’s iconic Lucky Boy with a helping of avocado or have it “breakfast style” with an egg on top.No matter which way you want your burger, you can have it made to order at Lucky Boy. Grab a Chili Burger or delicious Turkey Burger with all the works or have a special burger with beef and pastrami.For these and many more delicious options, visit Lucky Boy Burgers at 640 South Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena or 531 East Walnut Street, Pasadena.Catering & DeliveryAre also available!For DetailsCall or Text(626) 437-3167…You can call the Arroyo location:(626) 793-0120Walnut location:(626)793-7079, check out the menu at http://luckyboyburgers.com/menu/ Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community 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 Showtimes Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Top of the News 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. Business News Make a comment Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Eats, The Dining Blog Eat Your Next Meal at This Iconic California Hamburger Stand From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, August 4, 2016 | 12:07 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Quanterix Announces Closing of Public Offering Including Exercise of Underwriters’ Option to Purchase Additional…

first_img Facebook TAGS  Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp BILLERICA, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– Quanterix Corporation (Nasdaq: QTRX), a company digitizing biomarker analysis to advance the science of precision health, today announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 4,107,142 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $70.00 per share, including 535,714 shares sold pursuant to the full exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares. Gross proceeds from the sale of the shares, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses, were approximately $287.5 million. Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, SVB Leerink LLC and Cowen and Company, LLC acted as joint book-running managers for the offering. Canaccord Genuity LLC acted as lead manager for the offering. The public offering was made pursuant to a shelf registration statement on Form S-3ASR (File No. 333-249925) previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on November 6, 2020, which automatically became effective upon filing. The final prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to this offering has been filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC’s website located at www.sec.gov, copies of which can be obtained from Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, Attention: Prospectus Department, by telephone at (866) 471-2526 or by e-mail at [email protected], from SVB Leerink LLC, Attention: Syndicate Department, One Federal Street, 37th Floor, Boston, MA, 02110, by telephone at (800) 808-7525, ext. 6105 or by e-mail at [email protected], or Cowen and Company, LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, Attention: Prospectus Department, by telephone at (833) 297-2926 or by email at [email protected] This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction. About Quanterix Quanterix is a company that’s digitizing biomarker analysis with the goal of advancing the science of precision health. The company’s digital health solution, Simoa, has the potential to change the way in which healthcare is provided today by giving researchers the ability to closely examine the continuum from health to disease. Quanterix’ technology is designed to enable much earlier disease detection, better prognoses and enhanced treatment methods to improve the quality of life and longevity of the population for generations to come. The technology is currently being used for research applications in several therapeutic areas, including oncology, neurology, cardiology, inflammation and infectious disease. The company was established in 2007 and is located in Billerica, Massachusetts. 108019282v.3 View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005803/en/ CONTACT: Quanterix IR Contact: Amol Chaubal, CFO, 617-301-9495 [email protected] PR Contact: PAN Communications Staci Didner, 617-502-4300 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MASSACHUSETTS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH TECHNOLOGY OTHER TECHNOLOGY OTHER SCIENCE RESEARCH SCIENCE BIOTECHNOLOGY SOURCE: Quanterix Corporation Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 03:12 PM/DISC: 02/08/2021 03:12 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005803/en By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Previous articleSports Illustrated Presents Tampa Bay Buccaneers Commemorative IssueNext articleUNC-Chapel Hill faculty can teach remotely after celebration Digital AIM Web Supportcenter_img Quanterix Announces Closing of Public Offering Including Exercise of Underwriters’ Option to Purchase Additional Shares Twitter Local NewsBusiness Pinterest WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

C3 AI veröffentlicht umfassende Erweiterungen seiner Entwicklungsplattform für KI-Anwendungen für Unternehmen und KI-Anwendungen

first_img Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp C3 AI veröffentlicht umfassende Erweiterungen seiner Entwicklungsplattform für KI-Anwendungen für Unternehmen und KI-Anwendungen Local News By Digital AIM Web Support – March 19, 2021 Facebook Facebook Previous articleN.C. State holds off Pitt 74-73 for 11th straight in seriesNext articleThe Latest: Start of ski worlds pushed back to Thursday Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Pinterest Pinterest TAGS  last_img read more

[Breaking] SC Dismisses Plea To Transfer PM CARES Funds To NDRF; Says Fresh National Disaster Plan For COVID-19 Not Needed [Read Judgment]

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] SC Dismisses Plea To Transfer PM CARES Funds To NDRF; Says Fresh National Disaster Plan For COVID-19 Not Needed [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK17 Aug 2020 10:23 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition which sought transfer of the funds from PM CARES to National Disaster Rel Fund.The Court also held that there was no need for a fresh national disaster relief plan for COVID-19, and that the minimum standards of relief as issued under the Disaster Management Act prior to COVID-19 were enough.The bench also clarified that the Centre will be free…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 Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition which sought transfer of the funds from PM CARES to National Disaster Rel Fund.The Court also held that there was no need for a fresh national disaster relief plan for COVID-19, and that the minimum standards of relief as issued under the Disaster Management Act prior to COVID-19 were enough.The bench also clarified that the Centre will be free to transfer the funds to NDRF as it deems appropriate and that individuals are at liberty to donate to NDRF.A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and M R Shah was disposing of a PIL filed by Centre for Public Interest Litigation which sought directions for evolving a new national plan under Section 11 of the Disaster Management Act to deal with COVID-19, and also the transfer of funds from PM CARES to NDRF.The bench formulated the following questions :Whether Union of India is obliged to make a National Plan to prepare for COVID 19?‬‪Whether UOI is obliged to lay down a minimum standard of relief under National Disaster Management Act?‬Whether there is any prohibition to make contributions to PM CARES?‬Whether all contributions should be credited to NDRF‬‪Whether all PM CARES Funds to be directed to NDRF.The bench answered the questions as follows :‪The National Disaster Plan is sufficient for COVID 19‬‪The minimum standards of relief as laid down prior to COVID 19 is enough to deal with COVID-19‪The Centre can utilise NDRF ‬for providing assistance in the fight of COVID-19 pandemic by way of releasing fund on the request of the States as per new guidelines.‪Any contribution, grant of any individual or institution is not prohibited to be credited into the NDRF and it is still open for any person or institution to make contribution to the NDRF in terms of Section 46(1)(b) of the Act, 2005. The contribution by any person or by any institution in PM CARES Fund is voluntary and it is open for any person or institution to make contribution to the PM CARES Fund.‪The funds collected in the PM CARES Fund are entirely different funds which are funds of a public charitable trust and there is no occasion for issuing any direction to transfer the said funds to the NDRF.The Court clarified that : (i) there is no statutory prohibition for the Union of India utilizing the NDRF for providing assistance in the fight of COVID-19 in accordance with the guidelines issued for administration of NDRF; (ii) there is no statutory prohibition in making any contribution by any person or institution in the NDRF as per Section 46(1)(b)of the Act, 2005.Existing National Disaster Plan sufficient to take care of COVID-19 pandemicThe Court noted that “the National Disaster Management Authority was well aware of the epidemics and had issued guidelines in the year 2008 itself which has been further detailed in Plan-2019. All aspects of the epidemics, all measures to contain an epidemic, preparedness, response, mitigation have been elaborately dealt in Plan, 2019”. “COVID-19 being a Biological and Public Health Emergency, which has been specifically covered by National Plan, 2019, which is supplemented by various plans, guidelines and measures, there is no lack or dearth of plans and procedures to deal with COVID-19″, the judgment addeed.Therefore, the Court held that the petitioners are not right in their submissions that there is no sufficient plan to deal with COVID19 pandemic.”We do not find any merit in the claim of the petitioner that Union of India be directed to prepare a National Plan under Section 11 for COVID-19. National Plan, 2019 have already been there in place supplemented by various orders and measures taken by competent authorities under Disaster Management Act, 2005, there is no occasion or need to issue any direction to Union of India to prepare a fresh National Plan for COVID-19″, the bench said.The bench further observed that the Government of India vide order dated 14.03.2020 has decided to treat COVID-19, the pandemic, as a notified disaster for the purpose of providing assistance under State Disaster Response Fund, norms of assistance for ex-gratia payment to families of deceased persons, norms of assistance for COVID-19 positive persons requiring hospitalization and some other assistance to be provided from State Disaster Response Fund have been notified by the Government of India. Therefore, the Court held that Union of India is not obliged to lay down minimum standards of relief under Section 12 of the Act, 2005 for COVID-19 and the guidelines issued under Section 12 providing for minimum standards of relief holds good for pandemic COVID-19 also. Not for the Court to sit in judgment over the financial decisions of the governmentThe bench rejected the arguments of Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave, who appeared for the petitioner, that there is an embargo on donations to the NDRF.”The submission that after the new guidelines(of 2015-16), it is not possible for any person or institution to make any contribution to the NDRF is, thus, misconceived and incorrect. According to the statutory provisions of Section 46 as well as new guidelines enforced with effect from financial year 2015-16 any person or institution can still make contribution to the NDRF”, the Court said.Based on the documents submitted by the Centre, the Court noted that the Centre has disbursed its share to State Disaster Response Funds in the wake of COVID-19.”It is for the Central Government to take the decision as from which fund what financial measures are to be taken and it is neither for PIL petitioner to claim that any financial assistance be made from particular fund nor this Court to sit in judgment over the financial decisions of the Central Government”, the judgment stated. PM CARES a public charitable trust”The PM CARES Fund is a charitable trust registered under the Registration Act, 1908 at New Delhi on 27.03.2020. The trust does not receive any Budgetary support or any Government money. It is not open for the petitioner to question the wisdom of trustees to create PM CARES fund which was constituted with an objective to extend assistance in the wake of public health emergency that is pandemic COVID-19″, the Court further observed. “The NDRF and PM CARES Fund are two entirely different funds with different object and purpose”, the bench remarked.It was on July 27 that a bench comprising Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy & MR Shah reserved judgment on the issue of transfer of funds from PMCARES Fund to National Disaster Relief Fund et up under the National Disaster Management Act. Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave appeared for Centre For Public Interest Litigation and submitted that the setting up of the PMCARES Fund was in fact, a “Fraud Upon the Constitution”. The plea sought transfer of all funds from PM CARES Fund which was set up to combat the COVID-19 pandemic to National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) and setting up of a National Plan under Section 11, read with Section 10 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, in order to deal with the current pandemic and, to lay down minimum standards of relief under Section 12 of DMA. The plea further contends that the NDRF is not being utilized by the authorities, despite the looming health crisis, and that the setting up of the PM CARES Fund is outside the scope of the DM Act. It further raises the issue of lack of transparency with regard to the PM Cares Fund, stating that it is not subject to CAG Audits and has also been proclaimed to be outside the purview of the RTI Act by not being under the definition of “public authority”. Click Here To Download Judgment[Read Judgment]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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‘Irrevocable Loss Would Be Caused To Environment & Elephant Population’: Uttarakhand High Court Stays Order De-Notifying Shivalik Elephant Reserve

first_imgNews Updates’Irrevocable Loss Would Be Caused To Environment & Elephant Population’: Uttarakhand High Court Stays Order De-Notifying Shivalik Elephant Reserve Akshita Saxena23 Feb 2021 1:24 AMShare This – xThe Uttarakhand High Court has held that if the proposed area of the Shivalik Elephant Reserve is diverted for expansion of Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport, irrevocable loss would be caused, both to environment, and to the elephant population. Recording this prima facie finding, a Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan and Justice Manoj Kumar Tiwari 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?LoginThe Uttarakhand High Court has held that if the proposed area of the Shivalik Elephant Reserve is diverted for expansion of Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport, irrevocable loss would be caused, both to environment, and to the elephant population. Recording this prima facie finding, a Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan and Justice Manoj Kumar Tiwari stayed the operation of a Govt order de-notifying the Shivalik Elephant Reserve Area. The Bench also observed that the Govt order was passed per-se in violation of Section 2 of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, which binds the State to seek permission from the Central Government before de-reserving any Reserved Area. The order stated, “Since there is no evidence to show that the Central Government has given its consent for diverting the reserve area, prima facie, the notification dated 08.01.2021 is per-se in violation of Section 2 of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980. Thus, the petitioner has a strong prima facie case in her favour. if, the notification were permitted to operate and, in case, the proposed area is diverted for the purpose of expansion of the Airport, an irrevocable loss would be caused, both to environment, and to the elephant population.” Background On November 24, 2020, the Uttarakhand State Wildlife Board in a meeting chaired by CM Trivendra Singh Rawat recommended de-notification of the Shivalik Reserve for expansion of the Jolly Grant Airport. In January this year, the High Court took suo motu cognizance of the matter. Thereafter, vide order dated January 8, 2021, the Court stayed the abovesaid recommendation for four weeks (until the next date of hearing.) However, on the same day, the Government notified the de-reservation of the Shivalik Elephant Reserve. The Petitioner had thus sought stay of the Govt order, on the following grounds: According to Section 2 of the Forest Conservation Act, 1980, no State Government is permitted to de-reserve any reserve area, without seeking the permission of the Central Government. However, in the present case, no such permission has been sought, and no such permission has been granted by the Central Government.A proposal seeking approval of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change was sent by the State Government. However, the Central Ministry had raised certain concerns and had sought for certain clarifications before it takes a decision on the said proposal. Thus, till now, mandate of Section 2 is not fulfilled.If notification dated 08.01.2021 is not stayed promptly, it may cause irreparable loss to the ecology, environment, and to the lives of the wild elephants, who continue to enjoy the protection and conservation of the Shivalik Elephant Reserve. In its order, the Court noted that the balance of convenience lies in favour of the Petitioner. It observed, “The petitioner has also raised an arguable case, where the issues involved would be with regard to the legality of the recommendation dated 24.12.2020, and the notification dated 08.01.2021. Another issue would deal with the preservation and conservation of wild life as warranted by Article 48-A of the Constitution of India. Moreover, the issue would be how to ensure a sustainable development of the State, while keeping in mind the required development of the State on one hand, and the preservation and conservation of fragile ecological areas of the State for the protection of our wildlife.” The Court also took note of the concerns raised by the Central Ministry with respect to the proposed diversion, which falls under ‘High Conservation Value Area’. As per the Ministry, such a proposed diversion will cause further fragmentation and would reduce the area for the elephants. The Court said, “the Central Ministry itself has suggested that other alternatives be explored for extension of the Jolly Grant Airport.” The stay order is operational until the next date of hearing, i.e. March 3, 2021. Case Title: Reena Paul v. State of Uttarakhand & Ors. Click Here To Download Order Read OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

West continues to deal with scorching summer heat, low humidity

first_imgJustin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — There are heat advisories, excessive heat warnings and watches issued for parts of the western U.S. on Sunday as the region continues to see above-average temperatures. The heat is also expanding north over the next few days into parts of Washington, Idaho and Montana.Those alerts explain the 61 uncontained, large wildfires currently burning in 15 western states on Sunday. These fires are burning among very hot and dry conditions across parts of the West.The Carr Fire in Shasta County, California, is the most concerning, standing at 83,800 acres and just 5 percent contained. Five people have died in the fire, including two firefighters. The Steele Fire, which broke out overnight in Napa County, California, has claimed eight homes and evacuations have been ordered.There are concerns for more fire growth due to dry, hot weather across much of California, parts of Washington, Wyoming and Utah. New red flag warnings have been issued for parts of these regions.Temperatures will soar close to, or even above, triple digits Sunday across much of interior California and into parts of Oregon, Washington and Idaho. In addition to the warm temperatures, relative humidity values will bottom out in the single digits across parts of the region.There is no significant cool down in sight for much of this region. The heat will be most notable in the Northwest, where temperatures are locally 10 to 15 degrees above average. It is important to note, however, the average temperature in Redding, California, this time of the year is nearly 100 degrees. This is the hottest and driest time of the year for much of this region.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Travel problems thwart high-fliers

first_imgOne-third of London’s high earners have slept in the office or a nearbyhotel during the previous week, according to a survey by property adviser GVAGrimley. The survey shows that commuting is the biggest concern for London-basedworkers. One in 10 of those surveyed say they avoid travel problems by living in aLondon-based flat or hotel during the week rather than their family home. Butdespite the problems, London-based staff do not see home working as analternative. More than three-quarters – 77 per cent of those surveyed – areable to work from home but only 13 per cent do so more than once a month. Stephen Robinson, senior partner at GVA Grimley, said, “The poor stateof London’s public transport creates a dilemma for many city-based employers.The congestion and high rents are constraining their use of space but theintensifying war for talent means they must provide a high-quality workingenvironment or risk losing valuable staff.” The survey finds the average time it takes a high earner to commute isnearly an hour each way. Eighty-six per cent of the 200 lawyers, bankers,consultants and media professionals surveyed travel by public transport. www.gvagrimley.co.uk Travel problems thwart high-fliersOn 5 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Cautious approach to overseas projects

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article More than half of US employers have imposed temporary restrictions on newinternational assignments in the aftermath of the 11 September terroristattacks. Research in the US by the Society for Human Resource Management and CendantMobility shows that companies are considering alternative approaches tointernational business, with 34 per cent looking at more short-term assignmentsand 27 per cent telecommuting. Fifty-two per cent of staff responsible for international assignments admittheir firms are taking action to deal with the issue, which includes increasedsecurity, temporary restrictions and telecommuting. The study looked at how 218firms are responding to the current economic downturn. Kevin Kelleher, president of international assignment services companyCendant Mobility, said, “The mode is evaluation, caution and readinesslike never before. There has been a renewed focus on employee safety and sharpenedattention to policies relating to crisis planning, and communication.” Forty-four per cent of respondents are worried about evacuation andcontingency plans and 22 per cent have doubts about the safety of air travel. www.shrm.org Comments are closed. Cautious approach to overseas projectsOn 20 Nov 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Eleven million households ‘stuck’ outside or on property ladder, claims lobbying group

first_imgOver 11 million households in the UK cannot progress either into home ownership or up the property ladder for a variety of reasons, according to lobbying group Home Owners Alliance.Its latest research among 2,000 adults suggests that 7.5 million renters are stuck at the start of the property ladder while three million potential second-steppers can’t move and a million retirees can’t downsize.The organisation claims this proves the housing market is “broken at every level”. This is down to higher Stamp Duty, high house prices and a lack of properties available to buy.The detail of the research reveals that 74% of those who rent want to own a home but can’t because either properties are too expensive, they are struggling to save a deposit or can’t get an affordable mortgage.Second steppersAlso, second steppers are struggling to move up the property ladder because bigger homes are too expensive and the Stamp Duty bill too high, while retirees can’t find suitable properties to buy that offer the ideal size and amenities they want.Home Owners Alliance’s figures highlight the huge opportunity for the government and the property industry if only homes could be made more affordable, one that successive governments have been trying to solve, to date largely unsuccessfully.“These figures show the true scale – and indeed, the breadth – of the problems facing the housing market,” says Paul Higgins, CEO of the Home Owners Alliance (pictured).“And sellers at every single level are being met with problems and it’s clear that tinkering with just one area will not solve this crisis.“ Home Owners Alliance housing market Paula Higgins renters June 11, 2018Nigel 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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Eleven million households ‘stuck’ outside or on property ladder, claims lobbying group previous nextHousing MarketEleven million households ‘stuck’ outside or on property ladder, claims lobbying groupStamp Duty, a lack of stock or suitable properties, high house prices and affordable mortgages blamed by Home Owners Alliance for ‘broken’ housing market.Nigel Lewis11th June 20180603 Viewslast_img read more