Sefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw) 2014 Annual Report

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first_imgSefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Sefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileSefalana Holdings Company Limited is a major retail operation with interests in the wholesale and retail distribution of fast-moving consumer goods in Botswana, Zambia, Lesotho and Namibia. It operates 20 major supermarkets under the retail name Sefalana Shopper; 25 cash-and-carry outlets trading under the name Sefalana Cash and Carry; 3 hyperstores trading as Sefalana Hyper Store; 4 liquor stores trading as Sefalana Liquor; and one cigarette distribution outlet trading as Capital Tobacco. The company also sells tractors, agricultural equipment, construction equipment, power-generating plants, water pumps, EDM locomotives and spares, and has franchise dealerships for MAN, TATA and Honda. Well-known subsidiaries in the Group include Foods Botswana, Commercial Motors, Mechanised Farming, Vintage Travel and Tours and Kgalagadi Soap Industries. Sefalana Holding Company Limited was founded in 1974 and its head office is in Gaborone, Botswana.last_img read more

On heels of DA scandal: Free Mumia Abu-Jamal!

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first_imgScores of demonstrators brought afternoon rush-hour traffic in Philadelphia’s Center City to a halt on July 7 as they took to the streets to demand justice for Pennsylvania political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. The hours-long march, with frequent stops for street speak-outs, followed a noon rally outside the Philadelphia district attorney’s office.As the protest snaked its way through busy city streets, it stopped wherever crowds were gathered, including outside busy restaurants where diners sat at sidewalk tables. Speakers took time to explain Abu-Jamal’s case and to link it to the current struggles against racist police brutality and corruption in the DA’s office. Several people, who had stopped to listen to speakers, joined in the march, swelling the protesters’ ranks to nearly 100.When protesters initially gathered at the DA’s office, they were met with police barricades set up to keep them away from the doors. This approach seems to be a recent pattern in the wake of a scandal that has rocked the office. Just a week earlier, sitting DA Seth Williams suddenly pleaded guilty to a bribery charge and went directly to jail. Several signs carried by demonstrators addressed a decades-long history of corruption in the office, noting that “the Williams case is the tip of the iceberg.”Demonstrators were demanding the DA comply with a Common Pleas Court order, the second in just over a month, to release all files showing the involvement of former DA Ronald Castille in Abu-Jamal’s case.Castille was a senior prosecutor when Abu-Jamal was framed and convicted for the murder of a Philadelphia police officer in 1982. In 1989, he was the DA who argued to uphold Abu-Jamal’s conviction and death sentence. Years later, as a justice on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Castille twice refused to recuse himself from hearing Abu-Jamal’s state appeals, ruling against him both times.In June 2016, a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision, Williams v. Pennsylvania, ruled that judges must remove themselves from any case they had a hand in prosecuting. There are now 14 Pennsylvania prisoners, including Abu-Jamal, who have filed appeals based on the ruling.While the latest court order mandated the release of the files on July 7, protesters learned that a request for a week’s extension was sent by the DA’s office to the court earlier that day. While the office claims it will comply with the judge’s order, there is little reason to trust them, given the history of this case.Activists pledged that they will continue taking the struggle to the streets and to the people until Mumia Abu-Jamal is released!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

TCU defeats Texas Tech to open up Big 12 play.

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first_imgTwitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Saul Perezhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/saul-perez/ Twitter Previous articleTCU post office makes new changesNext articleSGA, theEnd to co-host watch party in Campus Commons Saul Perez RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Men’s basketball continues win streak Facebook Saul Perezhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/saul-perez/ Saul Perezhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/saul-perez/ Paschal janitor connects with high school students + posts printTCU volleyball opened up Big 12 conference play with a 3-1 victory against Texas Tech on Wednesday night.Getting off to a quick start, the Horned Frogs took the first set. But, they struggled against Tech as the Red Raiders fought back and evened the match in the second set.The Frogs rallied during the third and fourth set, coming back and defeating the Red Raiders 3-1. The Frogs are now 8-3 on the season overall and 1-0 in conference play.Jillian Bergeson and Sarita Mikals led the Frogs offensively each recording a double-double. Mikals finished the match with 16 kills; Bergeson had 12.This is the 23rd and 27th time that Bergeson and Mikals have recorded a double-double respectively.The Big 12 is a tough league and any win is an exciting win, Director of Volleyball Jill Krammer said.“I really like the way our team came in,” Kramer said. “We played great defense tonight and our pins had really good numbers. We had a little dip in the second set where we made quite a few errors and didn’t side out very well, but it was nice to see them bounce back.”The Horned Frogs will continue Big 12 play when they travel to Ames, Iowa to take on the Iowa State Cyclones on Sunday. First serve is set for 4 p.m. The game will also be on ESPNU. ReddIt TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Saul Perezhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/saul-perez/ TCU opens up Big 12 play with a win over Texas Tech. (Photo courtesy: Gofrogs.com) Saul Perez Men’s basketball routs Alabama State ReddIt Linkedin Linkedin TAGStext only Men’s basketball claims Global Sports Classic championship Facebook TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Yoga practicing families become a part of FW film history

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first_img + posts ReddIt Luke Morandhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/luke-morand/ TCU A Cappella groups take on semifinals in Los Angeles Nursing student adopts missing dog; returns her to owners Facebook Linkedin ReddIt Luke Morandhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/luke-morand/ Facebook Incoming first-year students connect through video app Luke Morandhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/luke-morand/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history center_img Luke Morandhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/luke-morand/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Luke Morand TAGSphoto slideshowvideo Twitter printImagine Fort Worth back in the day when cowboys and horses ruled the streets of the stockyards.Now, imagine the city transformed into a Mexico city prison. How about Fort Worth in the year 2274 as a utopian society dealing with overpopulation?All of these scenarios were depicted in this city through the big screen.DFW is a popular hub for all things movies and television, both well-known and more obscure.Now, Clearfork Park can be added to that list, thanks to child development major Morgan Demczak.Demczak is filming her latest project for a class in this park and adding a new story to her film repertoire. She chose this location after hearing about the park as a location for kids and parents to come do yoga together.Demczak said that photography and film have been important to her for as long as she can remember.“Photography is something that I’ve done my whole life,” Demczak said. “My grandpa was a photographer and so I actually got the same camera as him.”Demczak’s early passion for visual media places her among many greats within the filmmaking sphere of this city.Fort Worth has an expansive history of television and films using its landscape as backgrounds for their stories.The Fort Worth Stockyards have been the setting of two primetime television shows. “Walker, Texas Ranger,” a crime and action adventure series, had multiple episodes filmed in the Stockyards’ own White Elephant Saloon.The popular television show “Prison Break,” which ran from 2005-2009 and is set to have a revival season later this year, also utilized the Stockyards for filming. This show used the infamous Swift Armour Meat Packing Plant and abandoned prison grounds around the outskirts of the Stockyards.Set in the year 2274, the science fiction and action film “Logan’s Run” used the Fort Worth Water Gardens as a means of time travel and transportation.It is films and television shows like these that inspire beginner filmmakers like Demczak to create and produce original content.Demczak says film may not be a career aspiration right now, but it will always remain a hobby as she searches for new inspirations within her favorite films.“My ultimate goal is to help kids wherever I am at,” Demczak said. Previous articleKinoMonda film series continues WednesdayNext articleRoxo wins award for “Best Tactic” on the national stage Luke Morand RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Love it or hate it, TCU Alert is meant to keep you safe Twitter Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Dahan Al-Shamri arrested

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first_img Dahan Al-Shamri, the correspondent of the newspaper Al-Wahdawi, was attacked by supporters of President Saleh because of his coverage of the demands of young people in Bani Qais province. RSF_en April 22, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Dahan Al-Shamri arrested Help by sharing this informationcenter_img News Organisation last_img

The Week Ahead: Analyzing Mortgage Performance

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first_img CoreLogic Loan Insights Report Mortgage Performance 2019-03-08 Donna Joseph  Print This Post Share Save The Week Ahead: Analyzing Mortgage Performance Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: Analyzing Mortgage Performance Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Central Bancompany Partners with Wolters Kluwer Next: Fintech: A Change in the Mortgage Ecosystem Tagged with: CoreLogic Loan Insights Report Mortgage Performance March 8, 2019 1,450 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Servicing Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The CoreLogic Loan Insights Report report focuses on U.S. mortgage performance trends. The data gathered is based on mortgage performance health, stages of delinquency as well as transition rates from one stage of delinquency to the next.In its previous report, released in February 2019, CoreLogic revealed that in November 2018, 4.1 percent of home mortgages were in some stage of delinquency—declining from 5.2 percent a year earlier and the lowest for the month of November in at least 18 years. For the month of November, the share of delinquent mortgages was highest in 2009 in the same period at 11.5 percent. The report indicated that the share of delinquent mortgages fell below the level from the pre-crisis period, an average of 4.7 percent from 2000 to 2006) starting in March 2018.The foreclosure inventory rate—which is the share of mortgages in some stage of the foreclosure process—was 0.4 percent in November 2018, down from 0.6 percent a year earlier. The report stated that this is the lowest foreclosure rate in at least 18 years and is below the average pre-crisis level of 0.6 percent.CoreLogic will release its latest loan performance insights report on March 12, Tuesday, 9 a.m. ET Here’s what else is happening in the week ahead:Census Bureau New Home Sales, Monday 10:00 AM ETMBA Mortgage Applications, Wednesday, 7:00 AM ETNAR New Home Sales, 10:00 AM ETConstruction Spending, Wednesday, 10:00 AM ETFed Balance Sheet, Thursday, 4:30 PM ETEvent Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey, Thursday, 10 a.m. Census Bureau New Residential Sales report, Thursday, 10:00 AM ET The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Donna Joseph Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at [email protected] Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Citizens’ Right To Return From Abroad Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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first_imgColumnsCitizens’ Right To Return From Abroad Amid COVID-19 Pandemic Joseph P Alex20 April 2020 8:03 PMShare This – xBlanket restriction on ‘right to entry’ must be allowed only for a reasonable period, proportionate to its stated object.Specter of an imminent outbreak of Covid-19 in the Country forced Government of India to suspend all international flights[i] arriving and departing from India. Since then, several citizens of India who were trying to return to India are left stranded in foreign countries. Do they have a fundamental right to return to India? And if so, what are the restrictions? These are the…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?LoginSpecter of an imminent outbreak of Covid-19 in the Country forced Government of India to suspend all international flights[i] arriving and departing from India. Since then, several citizens of India who were trying to return to India are left stranded in foreign countries. Do they have a fundamental right to return to India? And if so, what are the restrictions? These are the questions attempted to be answered in this paper. ‘Right to Return’ under International Law: The ‘Right to Return’ was long recognized by civilized nations. It is interesting to note that Clause.42 of the Magna Carta (1215) provided that – “In future it shall be lawful for any man to leave and return to our kingdom unharmed and without fear, by land or water, preserving his allegiance to us, except in time of war, for some short period, for the common benefit of the realm. People that have been imprisoned or outlawed in accordance with the law of the land, people from a country that is at war with us, and merchants – who shall be dealt with as stated above – are excepted from this provision.” After World War II, the issue of right to cross border again surfaced and there was broad consensus among international community to accept ‘Right to return’ as a facet of personal liberty and an inalienable Human Right. This find recognition in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948 (UDHR) and its Art.13 provides: (1). Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state. (2). Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country. Further, Art. 12(4) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1966 (ICCPR) stipulates that ‘No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of the right to enter his own country’. Passports and regulation of entry: The system of regulating entry of persons to its territory by insisting on production of passport has become a norm across the world, after the First World War. ‘The Passports (Entry into India) Act, 1920’ regulates the entry of persons into India and it makes such entry an offence, if made without a Passport. In Francis Manjooran and Others Vs Government of India (1965 KLT 1076 (FB)), a young medical doctor in India who had obtained facilities for higher training and studies at USA, challenged the rejection of his request to issue Passport. Government contended that there is no law requiring possession of Passport for leaving the Country and the same would be needed as per ‘The Passports (Entry into India) Act, 1920’; only when the petitioner wants to return to India. It was also contended that there is no fundamental right to leave the country. The Full Bench of the Kerala High Court however repelled the contentions and held that the Fundamental right to ‘personal liberty’ in Art.21 includes the right to cross the frontiers of India and to re-enter the country and the same can be curtailed only as per a procedure established by law. In Satwant Singh Sawhney & another Vs D. Ramarathnam (1967)[ii], a Constitution bench of the Supreme Court approved the decision of Kerala High Court in Francis Manjooran and the similar view taken by High Courts of Bombay[iii] and Mysore[iv] . The majority opinion in that case rendered by the Chief Justice K. Subba Rao held that under Art.21 of the Constitution of India, no person can be deprived of his right to travel except according to procedure established by law. It was further held that the impunged executive order refusing to issue the passport to the petitioner, which was not supported by legislative authority, offends Art.14 of the Constitution also. The Satwant Singh Sawhney decision led to the enactment of Passports Act, 1967; laying down the legal procedure for issuance of passport and connected matters. As per Section 3 of the said Act, ‘No person shall depart from, or attempt to depart from India, unless he holds in this behalf a valid passport or travel document’. The endorsement in the Passport issued to an Indian Citizen reads: “These are to request and require in the name of the President of the Republic of India, all those whom it may concern, to allow the bearer to pass freely without let or hindrance, and to afford him or her every assistance and protection of which he or she may stand in need “. True, the Passport is essentially seen as a document permitting a person to travel to a foreign country and the request there was not meant to be made to officials of the Government of India. In fact, Indian State is duty bound to give such permission and protection to all its Citizens, even without such request. But does it mean that the above endorsement is an empty promise and void direction, when the passport holder seeking to make his entry into India? Covid-19 and the need to return: Indian citizens, particularly labourers accommodated in camps and dormitories in Gulf Countries and elsewhere, are particularly vulnerable to the Covid-19 pandemic and many of them have already lost their means of livelihood. Many are facing discrimination in the matter of access to food and medical treatment, as foreign countries give priority to their own nationals, when the resources and facilities become scarce. Naturally, many Indian nationals who are finding the situation abroad unbearable and unsafe, are desperately looking to return to India. The difficulties have been compounded by the discontent expressed by foreign countries. On April 10, 2020, President of the United States has issued a Memorandum[v] authorizing Visa Sanctions on Countries that deny or unreasonably delay the acceptance of their citizens, subjects, nationals, or residents from the United States during the ongoing pandemic. It is also reported that Gulf Countries like UAE, where large number of Indians are employed, is considering steps like imposing restriction on the countries that are refusing to receive their citizens who wish to go back to their home countries[vi]. States like Kerala, have also been requesting the Government of India to permit expatriates who are desirous to return to do so without further delay, after making necessary arrangements to accommodate and quarantine citizens on their arrival. Government stand regarding evacuation of Indians citizens from abroad[vii] : Government of India has taken the position that successive restrictions including temporary suspension of international and domestic flights were put in place as majority of countries across the world have reported cases of COVID-19. It was pointed out that some of these countries have reported a very large number of cases including deaths, putting passengers from these countries particularly at higher risk of infection and as such the travel back of such passengers to different regions of India poses a grave risk to the country of a population of over 1.3 billion. According to the Government of India, given the present situation of the corona virus outbreak in India and the available limited resources, it is not feasible to selectively evacuate Indian citizens from abroad when a large number of them from a number of countries want to return back due to various reasons. The approach of the Government has, therefore, been to advise the Indian nationals to stay put where they are in line with Government’s approach to contain the further spread of the virus within India and allowing health machinery to focus on domestic containment effectively. Restricting Fundamental Right to Return to India: The expatriate population looking to return to India during a period of crisis has suddenly become unwelcome and they find that their homeland has shut all its doors for their entry. Personal Liberty to enter India, guaranteed under Art.21 of the Constitution of India could be restricted only through a fair, just and reasonable law. It is held by the Constitution bench of the Supreme Court (9 judges) in K.S. Puttuswami Vs Union of India (2017)[viii] that “an invasion of life or personal liberty must meet the three fold requirement of (i) legality, which postulates the existence of law; (ii) need, defined in terms of a legitimate state aim and (iii) proportionality, which ensures a rational nexus between the object and the means to achieve them”. There is no law passed by the Parliament prohibiting an Indian Citizen having a valid passport from entering the territory of India. The virtual sealing of borders, preventing entry of citizens into the territory of India, has been done through executive orders issued purportedly in exercise of powers under the Disaster Management Act 2005 . While such steps may be necessary as a temporary measure to control the transmission of COVID-19, the rigour and continuation of these restrictions cannot escape the tests of reasonableness and proportionality under Articles 14, 19 and 21 of the Constitutions. It is also trite that international obligations under UDHR and ICCPR has to be respected by Municipal Courts in India (see: National Legal Services Authority Vs Union of India (2014) 5 SCC 438). As such, ‘Right to Return’ recognized under UDHR and ICCPR are to be honoured in India. ‘Life and personal liberty are inalienable to human existence’ and they are primordial rights (See Puttuswami supra, para 136.). A decision which curtails fundamental rights without appropriate justification will be classified as disproportionate. The concept of proportionality requires a restriction to be tailored in accordance with the territorial extent of the restriction, the stage of emergency, nature of urgency, duration of such restrictive measure and nature of such restriction. The triangulation of a restriction requires the consideration of appropriateness, necessity and the least restrictive measure before being imposed as held in Anuradha Bhasin Vs. Union of India. Conclusion: The blanket restriction of ‘Right to Entry’ is conceived as a temporary measure. However it is now more than a month since such restriction on entry to the territory of India has been imposed. Even if it is assumed to be invoked legally, its continuation must be allowed only for a reasonable period, proportionate to its stated object. In the States where domestic health situation has now been managed effectively, expatriates desirous to return can be permitted to do so, after making necessary arrangements to accommodate and quarantine them on their arrival. Country need to put in place a structured action plan without further delay, to bring back its citizens from abroad in a phased manner, protecting their ‘Right of Return’, while dealing effectively with the health emergency.(Advocate Joseph P Alex is an advocate practising at the High Court of Kerala. The author may be reached at [email protected] Views are personal) [i] The suspension of international air travel imposed in March, 2020 now stands extended till July, 2020. [ii] . AIR 1967 SC 1836: Satwant Singh Sawhney & another Vs D. Ramarathnam [iii] AIR 1967 Bom 235: G. Kazi v. C. V. Jethwani [iv] 1965 (2) Mys LJ 605: Dr. S. S. Sadashiva Rao v. Union of India [v] https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/memorandum-visa-sanctions/ [vi] https://gulfnews.com/uae/government/covid-19-uae-considers-imposing-restrictions-on-these-countries-1.1586688517978 [vii] Excerpt from Inputs of MEA in the case of Madhurima Mridul v. Union of India & Anr. W.P (C) Diary No.10842/2020 — https://www.livelaw.in/top-stories/not-feasible-to-evacuate-indians-from-abroad-due-to-covid-19-risk-centre-tells-sc-155194 [viii] K.S. Puttuswami Vs Union of India: (2017) 10 SCC 1, para 325 Next Storylast_img read more

Survey shows gadgets are not your greatest asset

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first_img Previous Article Next Article Survey shows gadgets are not your greatest assetOn 1 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. We know from your many letters and requests for help that mastering technology is a major preoccupation for the training specialist.But take heart: you are not alone, as this edition shows. For example, if you turn to page 20 for the full results of the on-line learning survey undertaken by Training magazine and Xebec McGraw-Hill in June, you will see the obstacles that your peers are facing.Hundreds of our readers responded to the survey in the magazine, allowing us to piece together an interesting picture of how new learning is being implemented. Thank you for your interest and congratulations to Richard Frost, training manager with Pirelli Cables, who won a multimedia laptop in the survey’s prize draw.Technology is also seen by many as the main driver in the quest for better knowledge management. But people development specialists have a major part to play too, and at last one organisation has recognised this. You can pick up some tips from Tesco’s learning director Kim Birnie as she talks to Lucie Carrington on page 16.The training landscape continues to change and the Learning and Skills Council will be with us next April. We asked some of the profession’s leading lights and its new chief executive John Harwood to share their hopes and fears for the LSC in Talking Points on page 4.Also due for a new look is the Training Standards Council, which will become the Adult Learning Inspectorate in 2001. Has it been too tough in its short lifespan? Read our Analysis on page 9.Perhaps the only constants in today’s fast-paced organisations are the entrenched attitudes of others. Would we reach a better level of co-operation if we ran single-sex training sessions? Read our thought-provoking Opinion on page 7 – and let us know what you think.last_img read more

Guru

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first_imgGuruOn 9 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today This week’s guruNewmonday hires Chinese burn kingRecruitment specialist newmonday.com has recruited a renowned bully to trainand motivate its sales division. Former actor Jeremy Barton, who was a member of Mauler McCall’s Gang in theBBC children’s classic Grange Hill, has been appointed the firm’s sales managerfor job postings. Guru was a big fan of the ginger-haired hard lad and he is confident that hewill prove an inspiration to his sales staff. No doubt under-performing members of his team can look forward to somemotivational nipple tweaks and Chinese burns, and anyone who really steps outof line had better be ready for the upside-down toilet flush. (Apparently Jeremy has already blotted his copy book with his new employerafter being caught smoking behind the photocopying machine.) Italians spice up their workplace Guru was interested to read that most Italians lighten their working days byflirting and having erotic fantasises about colleagues. Seven out of 10 Italians indulge in flirtatious behaviour and sexualinnuendo in the workplace, research has revealed. And more than a fifth ofthose surveyed said flirty behaviour had resulted in having sex with acolleague. The study concludes that this sort of behaviour helps foster a relaxing,supportive atmosphere at work. Guru begs to differ as he is still sporting a black eye and walking rathergingerly after winking suggestively at the editor last week. One in the eye for NHS director Talking of black eyes – Andrew Foster, the NHS HR director, got tongueswagging at a national conference last month when he took to the podium sportinga beauty. Despite encouragement from delegates at the Association of Healthcare HumanResource Management event, Foster was reticent to divulge how he had come byhis shiner. Rumours were rife – perhaps he had riled the Deputy PM and walked into oneof John Prescott’s legendary straight rights. Or maybe he had forgotten to buyany loo roll from Tesco, much to Mrs Foster’s annoyance. Or possibly it wasreally was a simple as walking into a door. But Guru has a feeling it was more obvious – Foster must have slipped offthe “skills escalator” which he told the conference is going to playa key role in training healthcare staff over the next few years. Union green light for red light areaDutch prostitutes have announced they are forming a trade union a year afterthe country’s Government announced the legalisation of brothels.Members of the new union, which has yet to be named, have also won a lengthybattle against the powerful ING Bank and can now operate normal businessaccounts.When the union becomes official next year the men and women who work in thesex industry will gain the same rights as regular employees in the servicesector.Guru suspects that certain terms may well be frowned upon during the newunion’s meetings. Officials may shy away from mentioning “sleepingpartners” or “lying down on the job” and section 69 willcertainly be taken out of the union handbook. Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

UE to Offer Review Course for Fundamentals of Engineering Exam

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first_imgCandidates in mechanical engineering and other disciplines candidates attend from October 6-December 1. UE to Offer Review Course for Fundamentals of Engineering ExamThe University of Evansville College of Engineering and Computer Science has announced dates for the annual review and preparation course for those planning to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam.Classes will be Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science on the UE campus. Classes are divided into relevance per discipline. Fees are adjusted accordingly.Civil engineering candidates attend from October 6-February 2. Electrical and computer engineering candidates attend November 3-December 1.Registration forms and payment must be returned by 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4.On campus registrations should be returned to Room 250 in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science.Community members may obtain registration information by contacting Kimberly Higgins via e-mail at [email protected] or phone at 812-488-2651. Early registration is encouraged as space is limited.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more