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Here’s last week’s bag of plasma. Such a bag! After the paperwork, it’s as easy as taking a nap. Thanks @arimoin and UCLA. Hanx pic.twitter.com/15WblGiVwe— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) April 29, 20201:20 p.m.: Fauci touts promise of remdesivirDr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, touted the potential promise of the drug remdesivir to treat the coronavirus as he joined President Donald Trump and other officials in the Oval Office Wednesday.This came as Fauci announced the findings of a National Institutes of Health study that showed the drug had a “clear cut, significant, positive effect” in reducing recovery time for COVID-19 patients.“It’s highly significant,” Fauci said. “If you look at the time to recovery being shorter in the Remdesivir arm, it was 11 days compared to 15 days.”Faces of the coronavirus pandemic: Remembering those who died“The bottom line,” Fauci said, is that this is “opening the door” to the ability to better treat patients with the virus.“What it has proven is that a drug can block this virus,” he said. Fauci said the trial was conducted on an international basis and included 1,090-plus individuals.“It’s the first truly high-powered randomized placebo-controlled trial,” Fauci said. Explaining why the government is making this announcement early, Fauci said there is an ethical obligation to make this information available to those who have been in the placebo treatment group.Fauci said normally they would have waited several more days, but said there won’t be significant changes in the data during that time.12:50 p.m.: UK death toll jumps to over 26,000The United Kingdom’s home secretary on Wednesday announced an adjustment to the total number of deaths in England to include people who died in senior citizen homes and those who died at home who weren’t included in previous counts.This added an additional 3,811 fatalities to the total number of deaths in the U.K. The death toll now stands at 26,097, making the U.K. the second highest for fatalities in Europe, behind Italy.12:30 p.m.: Cuomo calls for plan to disinfect subwaysIn New York state, 330 people died from the coronavirus on Tuesday, including 16 people who died in nursing homes, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during his daily press briefing on Wednesday.“We’re making progress,” the governor said, adding, “we are not out of the woods yet. And we’re proceeding with caution.”Cuomo called attention to what he described as “the deterioration of the conditions in the subways.”“The trains are filled with homeless people,” Cuomo said. “If you let homeless people stay on the trains in the middle of a global health pandemic with no masks, no protective equipment, you are not helping the homeless. Letting them endanger their own life and endanger the lives of others is not helping anyone.”The governor said he spoke to MTA officials on Tuesday, and he’s expecting them to provide a plan on Thursday for how each train will be disinfected each night.“Any essential worker who shows up and gets on a train should know that that train was disinfected the night before,” he said.10:25 a.m.: NYC offers antibody tests to health care workers and first respondersIn hard-hit New York City, antibody tests will be offered to over 150,000 health care workers and first responders, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday.The aim is to begin testing by next week at hospitals, fire houses, police stations and correctional facilities. The goal is to test all health care workers and first responders within one month, the mayor said.Antibody tests identify a likely past infection and provide confidence that the individual overcame the virus, the mayor said.Meanwhile, for the first time New York City is making marriage licenses available online due to the coronavirus.The city’s IT department has built technology to enable online licensing to begin next week.“We need moments of joy now more than ever, and we won’t let a pandemic get in the way of true love,” de Blasio said in a statement.10:05 a.m.: 500 TSA employees test positive for COVID-19As of Wednesday morning, 500 employees from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have tested positive for COVID-19, including 208 workers who have recovered and four who have died.The vast majority of the TSA cases are at New York City airports: 105 John F. Kennedy International Airport workers tested positive, 56 are positive from Newark Liberty International Airport and another 32 positive cases are employees working at LaGuardia Airport.TSA officials said they are providing N95 respirators and eye protection to workers. At JFK and a dozen other airports around the nation, the TSA is temporarily adding plexiglass protective screens at the travel document-checking podium.9:44 a.m.: Death toll among UK health and social care workers rises to 108A growing number of front-line workers have given their lives to fighting the novel coronavirus in the United Kingdom.So far, 85 National Health Service staff and 23 social care workers are known to have died after contracting the virus themselves, according to British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab, who paid tribute to the victims while addressing Parliament on Wednesday.The true death toll among U.K. front-line workers is suspected to be much higher.“My very deepest sympathies are with their family and friends at what is an incredibly difficult time,” Raab said, “and we’ll continue to do whatever it takes to support them.”9:07 a.m.: Coronavirus may have already been in northern Italy as early as Jan. 26The novel coronavirus may have been present in northern Italy’s Lombardy region as early as Jan. 26, nearly a month before the country’s first locally transmitted case was confirmed, according to a report by Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.The newspaper reported that an analysis of the virus-hit Lombardy region, based on the appearance of symptoms, shows there may have already been 543 cases of COVID-19 there on Jan. 26, including 46 in Milan. By the time the first positive case was detected on Feb. 21 in the town of Codogno, approximately 1,200 people had already contracted the virus throughout Lombardy, according to the newspaper’s analysis. Italy is one of the worst-affected countries in the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 201,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19 and over 27,000 deaths, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University. The European country has been under a nationwide lockdown since March 9 to help curb the spread of the virus, but the government has outlined plans to gradually relax restrictions starting next month.8:15 a.m.: France to be divided into ‘red’ and ‘green’ zones for lockdown exitFrance will be divided into “red” and “green” zones as the nationwide lockdown is progressively lifted from May 11, the prime minister said. While presenting details of the lockdown exit plan to French parliament on Wednesday afternoon, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said all departments within the administrative regions of France will be labeled either “red” or “green,” based on certain criteria such as the local infection rate and hospital capacity. Red departments will have to be more strict in easing their lockdowns than green departments, Philippe said.France is one of the worst-affected countries in the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 169,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19 and over 23,000, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University. The European country has been on a strict lockdown since March 17.8:05 a.m.: Sailors start returning to the virus-hit USS Theodore RooseveltHundreds of U.S. Navy sailors began reboarding the USS Theodore Roosevelt on Wednesday after spending weeks in quarantine on Guam while the coronavirus-stricken ship was cleaned, officials said.The aircraft carrier was forced to dock in Guam late last month due to a COVID-19 outbreak. Out of the ship’s nearly 5,000 crew members, 940 sailors had tested positive for the novel coronavirus and 29 had recovered as of Tuesday.More than 4,000 sailors who tested negative have been quarantined in hotels and other facilities ashore. It will take several days to move all of them back on board the ship, according to a press release from the U.S. 7th Fleet.All sailors must have completed their period of quarantine or isolation and tested negative twice before they are considered virus-free and can return to the USS Theodore Roosevelt. Sailors will move back to the ship in waves, starting with those responsible for critical services on board as the aircraft carrier prepares to return to sea. Meanwhile, the roughly 700 sailors who remained on board to deep clean the ship and run essential services will begin their isolation period, according to the press release.“The stay behind crew successfully built a ‘bubble’ around the ship, that can now be turned over to the clean crew,” Cmdr. Zach Harry, chief engineer aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt, said in a statement Wednesday. “The crew will now create a boundary to keep the coronavirus out. This clean bubble must now be defended.”6:05 a.m.: China to hold largest political gathering after two-month delay due to coronavirusChina has decided to hold its most important political gathering next month after postponing it for weeks because of the novel coronavirus outbreak.The country’s official state-run Xinhua News Agency reported Wednesday that this year’s plenary session of the National People’s Congress would take place in Beijing on May 22, as decided by its standing committee.The 3,000-member ceremonial legislature was originally scheduled to convene in March but was delayed as the country struggled to contain the deadly outbreak.It was the first time in decades that the annual assembly had been postponed — since the Cultural Revolution.China’s National Health Commission has reported at least 82,858 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 4,633 deaths on the mainland since the novel coronavirus emerged in the central city of Wuhan back in December.5:12 a.m.: US federal inmate dies of COVID-19 after giving birth while on ventilatorA 30-year-old federal inmate died of COVID-19 on Tuesday, four weeks after giving birth while she was on a ventilator, according to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.Andrea Circle Bear, who was serving a 26-month sentence for maintaining a drug-affiliated business, is believed to be the first female federal inmate in the United States to die of the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus.Circle Bear was transferred last month from a South Dakota jail to the Federal Medical Center Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas, which houses 1,625 female inmates. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, she was immediately placed on quarantine status at the facility, according to a statement from the Bureau of Prisons.Circle Bear was taken to a local hospital on March 28 because of potential concerns regarding her pregnancy. She was discharged the same day and taken back to FMC Carswell. Three days later, she was seen by the prison’s health services staff for a fever, dry cough and other symptoms, and was subsequently transported to the local hospital where she was placed on a ventilator, the Bureau of Prisons said.Circle Bear gave birth to her baby by cesarean section on April 1. The new mother tested positive for COVID-19 three days later. She was pronounced dead by hospital staff on Tuesday.The Bureau of Prisons said Circle Bear had a pre-existing medical condition, which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists as a risk factor for developing more severe illness when infected with the novel coronavirus.Nationwide, more than 1,300 federal inmates and over 300 Bureau of Prisons staff have tested positive for COVID-19. At least 30 federal inmates have died from the disease.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.2:30 p.m.: Man allegedly steals coronavirus stimulus checks from the mailA 31-year-old man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly stealing nine coronavirus stimulus checks from the mail in New York City.He was allegedly spotted rummaging through mailboxes at multiple locations, according to police and federal prosecutors in Brooklyn. Americans receiving letters signed by Trump explaining stimulus checks, touting coronavirus response narvikk/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 227,000 people worldwide.More than 3.1 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.The United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than one million diagnosed cases and at least 60,966 deaths. Here’s how the news developed Wednesday. All times Eastern:12:14 a.m.: Michigan stay-at-home order doesn’t infringe on constitutional rights, court saysMichigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer scored a legal victory Wednesday after the Michigan Court of Claims ruled that the state’s stay-at-home order does not infringe on the constitutional rights of residents.The plaintiffs had claimed that the mandatory quarantine imposed by Whitmer’s Stay Home, Stay Safe order violated their rights. The judge disagreed, saying the governor has the right to act in the interest of public health.“Although the Court is painfully aware of the difficulties of living under the restrictions of these executive orders, those difficulties are temporary, while to those who contract the virus and cannot recover (and to their family members and friends), it is all too permanent,” Judge Christopher Murray wrote in his decision. “That is not to say that every new virus will require the action taken here, but given the authority of the Governor to do so in the face of these circumstances, the Court must conclude issuing injunctive relief would not serve the public interest, despite the temporary harm to plaintiffs’ constitutional rights.”Michigan has more than 40,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19 and at least 3,670 deaths.“I am pleased with the court’s decision,” Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said in a statement Wednesday night. “The primary goal of the Stay Home, Stay Safe order has always been to protect human life.”8:44 p.m.: Los Angeles offering free testing for all residentsMayor Eric Garcetti announced that Los Angeles County, including the city of LA, is now the first to offer COVID-19 testing to all of its residents with or without symptoms, at no cost.“Making testing available to anyone who wants it is essential,” the mayor said in making the announcement.Los Angeles currently has 34 testing sites with the capacity to test 18,000 people per day, according to officials.A new health department report shows that the city’s working class and poor neighborhoods have a disproportionate rate of infection, and a disproportionate rate of death, Garcetti said.The COVID-19 fatality rate in some lower-income neighborhoods in Central Los Angeles is four times higher than the national average, the report says.Los Angeles County has 22,485 coronavirus cases, up 1,541 from yesterday for an increase of 7%.7:37 p.m.: 100 bodies found in trucks outside funeral homeOne hundred bodies have been found in two unrefrigerated trucks outside of a Brooklyn, New York, funeral home after neighbors complained about a stench from bodies being stored in trailers.“The Department has been notified of storage issues of decedents and alternate arrangements are being made by the funeral home,” the New York State Health Department said in a statement provided to ABC News.Funeral directors are required to store decedents awaiting burial or other final disposition in appropriate conditions and follow their routine infection prevention and control precautions.The funeral home director at Andrew T. Cleckley Funeral Services on Utica Avenue in the Flatlands section told New York ABC station WABC they ran out of places to store the bodies.The state health department will issue a summons for improper storage.7:10 p.m.: Lyft to lay off nearly 1,000 employeesRide-sharing service Lyft plans to lay off 982 employees — 17% of its company — due to the coronavirus pandemic, the company said in a regulatory filing Wednesday.The company has also furloughed approximately 288 employees, according to the filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.Lyft will also reduce the base salary for executives and some other employees for 12 weeks starting in May, according to the filing.The layoffs will cost $28 million to $36 million in severance payments and other benefits, the company said.6:38 p.m.: Arizona extends stay-at-home orderArizona’s stay-at-home order, set to expire on Thursday, will be extended until May 15, Gov. Doug Ducey announced Wednesday.The modified order will phase in the reopening of some nonessential businesses starting May 4.The state’s travel restriction order, which increased quarantine guidelines for out-of-state travelers from the coronavirus hotspots New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, also will be extended until May 15.Arizona has had 7,202 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 304 deaths, according to the state’s Department of Health Services.4:15 p.m.: US death toll climbs over 60,000The U.S. reached another grim milestone Wednesday afternoon as the death toll climbed over 60,000.President Donald Trump last week cited 60,000 as a high-end estimate of how many people would die from the coronavirus.The president on Monday revised that estimate to 60,000 to 70,000, after the U.S. crossed a death toll of 55,000.3:35 p.m.: 5th TSA employee dies from COVID-19A fifth employee of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) died from COVID-19 on Tuesday, the agency said.Mark Barisonek, a TSA employee for 16 years, worked at Newark Liberty International Airport.Barsinoek leaves behind his wife, five children and three grandchildren.At least 500 TSA employees have tested positive for COVID-19.The vast majority of the TSA cases are at New York City airports: 105 John F. Kennedy International Airport workers tested positive, 56 are positive from Newark and another 32 positive cases are employees working at LaGuardia Airport.TSA officials said they are providing N95 respirators and eye protection to workers. At JFK and a dozen other airports around the nation, the TSA is temporarily adding plexiglass protective screens at the travel document-checking podium.3 p.m.: Michigan offers G.I. Bill for front-line workersMichigan is offering a G.I. Bill for pandemic front-line workers, to provide a tuition-free pathway to a college degree.The program extends beyond those who work in hospitals, and is accessible for people including nursing home employees, grocery store workers, those delivering supplies and trash collectors.Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said this is “our way of saying ‘thank you’ to those who have risked their lives on the front lines of this crisis.”“I want to assure all of our workers we will never forget those of you who stepped up and sacrificed their own health during this crisis. You’re the reason we’re going to get through this,” Whitmer said in a statement Wednesday.2:30 p.m.: Man allegedly steals coronavirus stimulus checks from the mailA 31-year-old man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly stealing nine coronavirus stimulus checks from the mail in New York City.He was allegedly spotted rummaging through mailboxes at multiple locations, according to police and federal prosecutors in Brooklyn.Feng Chen was charged at the state level with possession of stolen property and criminal trespass. He was charged at the federal level with mail theft.He has not yet entered a plea to the charges.The U.S. Postal Inspection Service has issued a warning about the potential theft of stimulus checks and has asked law enforcement to “exercise increased vigilance.” Feng Chen was charged at the state level with possession of stolen property and criminal trespass. He was charged at the federal level with mail theft.He has not yet entered a plea to the charges.The U.S. Postal Inspection Service has issued a warning about the potential theft of stimulus checks and has asked law enforcement to “exercise increased vigilance.” 1:35 p.m.: Tom Hanks tweets photos of him donating his plasmaTom Hanks, who was diagnosed with the coronavirus in March, tweeted photos Wednesday of his plasma donation.“After the paperwork, it’s as easy as taking a nap,” Hanks tweeted.
Comments are closed. Employers have been waiting for new Tupe regulations for nearly two years.With a consultation document now on the horizon, John McMullen, one of thecountry’s leading Tupe experts, takes an “inspired guess” as to whatit might containThe Tupe regulations are based on the Acquired Rights Directive of 1977.Overhaul has been overdue for a number of years. The European Commissionpublished a draft directive in 1994 but political wrangling meant a newdirective did not appear until 1998. The purpose of the change was to amend the original directive in the lightof the impact of the internal market, the legislative tendencies of the memberstates with regard to the rescue of undertakings in economic difficulties, andEuropean case law. There was also a need to marry changes in relation toinformation and consultation in the context of Tupe transfers with theamendments made to the Collective Redundancies Directive as long ago as 1992. What does the directive do? – First it provides a new definition of a transfer. However, the purpose ofthe new definition is simply to consolidate existing European case law. Thiscase law includes the unpopular ECJ decision in Ayse Szen, 1997, ICR 662,which suggests that Tupe might not apply if there is no transfer of significanttangible or intangible assets or no taking over by the new employer of a major partof the workforce in terms of numbers and skills. – Second, the effect of the decision in Henke v Gemeinde Schierke andVerwaltungs Gemeinschaft “Brocken”, 1996, IRLR 701, is to excludetransfers of undertakings in the public sector with purely administrativefunctions. On the other hand, the new directive expressly states thatoutsourcing is covered in that a transfer can take place where there is atransfer of an economic entity which retains its identity – meaning anorganised grouping of resources that has the objective of pursuing an economicactivity whether or not that activity is central or ancillary. – There is a new definition of “employee”. The definition ofemployee is, as before, left largely to member states save that now,specifically, member states will not be able to exclude contracts of employmentor employment relationships solely because of the number of working hoursperformed or to be performed; or because they are governed by fixed-durationcontracts of employment; or because they are temporary and the undertaking,business or part of the undertaking or business transferred is part of thetemporary employment business. – By article 3, as amended, member states are specifically allowed toprovide for the transfer of obligations in relation to occupational pensionschemes (regulation 7 of Tupe currently excludes pension transfer). Thequestion of joint liability of transferor and transferee is left again to themember state. Member states are also allowed to oblige a transferor to notify atransferee of all rights and obligations which will be transferred to thetransferee (which would be of some assistance in the case of second-generationcontracting out). – On the subject of insolvency, there is a general relaxation of the rulesincluding the possibility of non-transfer of a transferor’s debts arising fromemployment contracts before the transfer or before the opening of insolvencyproceedings. Also included is the facility to allow employee representativesand companies to alter terms and conditions of employment in insolvencycircumstances to ensure survival of the undertaking or business. – As to information and consultation, the principal change here is that itwill not be an excuse in the case of breach of the information and consultationobligations, that a controlling undertaking was at fault in not supplyinginformation to the transferring undertaking to enable it to comply withobligations under the directive. Implementing the changes The first stage in the implementation process is for a consultation documentto be issued. It may or may not contain draft regulations. In view of thecomplexity of the issues, the odds are that draft regulations will have to waita while. What follows is an inspired guess at some of the issues forconsultation and which might appear in the new regulations. This is basedmainly on the climate of opinion and public speeches. First, the mandatory provisions of the new directive of 1998 have to beimplemented. An example there would be the new rules on information andconsultation and on the definition of employee. Views will have to be taken onoptional issues such as relaxation of the rules in relation to insolvency,joint liability, transfer of rights under occupational pension schemes and disclosureof information about employees from transferor to transferee. It is likely that the Government will adopt the sensible rule requiringdisclosure of information about employees from transferors to transferee. Ifso, this will greatly improve the position of incoming contractors insecond-generation contracting where, in the absence of some obligation in acontract to disclose information, the outgoing contractor can decline torelease employment information. The question of relaxation of the rules in relation to insolvency will be amatter put out for consultation. There are no strong views here although anyproposal to release a transferee from a transferor’s unpaid debts prior to thetransfer would be popular. Then there is the vexed issue of pensions. At the moment, pensions are anissue excluded from Tupe, although, of course, a private contractor contractingfrom the public sector will in practice be required by the transferor to put ina comparable pension scheme for transferring employees. The question is whetherthis should be extended to the private sector as well. And, if so, should atransferee be required to replicate the transferor’s pension scheme or simplyput in an equivalent, or alternatively, something broadly comparable? Who will judgewhat is broadly comparable? Will individuals have the right in each case tocontest the new pension rights? Or will there be a system equivalent to thatpresently adopted in relation to public transfer sectors where the Governmentactuaries department assesses the new scheme as a whole and issues acertificate of broad comparability? These are big issues and a goodillustration of why it is taking so long for decisions to be made even at theconsultative stage. Next, we consider the definition of the transfer of an undertaking itself.There are several options here. First, we could leave it to European Court caselaw as interpreted by the UK courts and follow the definition in the directive.Alternatively, we could go further, because article 7 of the directive allowsmember states to make provisions more favourable to employees than provided inthe directive. There is indeed significant pressure on the Government tolegislate for better rights to be provided to employees than under thedirective. If so, one possibility is for the directive normally to apply tocontracting out situations even in the absence of willingness on the part ofthe new employer to take on assets and employees – unless the new employer hasa genuine organisational reason for refusing to take on assets/employees on thebasis that he already has sufficient resources, material or human, to carry outthe task in the future without additional purchase or recruitment. But we shallhave to see. Finally, we move to the public sector and the position of the Henke case. Itis unlikely that the Government will move to legislate specifically about theHenke case (which, as discussed above, excludes reorganisations in the publicsector of a purely administrative nature) in view of a number of factors.First, in its Cabinet Office document, Staff Transfers in the Public Sector,published in January 2000, the Government stated that public bodies should,unless there are compelling circumstances otherwise, apply Tupe to transferringemployees. Second, the UK courts have given Henke a restrictive interpretation. Third,Section 39 of the Employment Relations Act 1999 has empowered the Secretary ofState to describe as Tupe transfers borderline cases which would not otherwisebe so described under EC law. A recent example is the Transfer of Undertakings(Protection of Employment) (Rent Officer Service) regulations 1999. In thelight of that, there are not likely to be any special provisions regardingpublic sector employees. Dr John McMullen is national head of employment law at Pinsent Curtis andauthor of Business Transfers & Employee Rights (3rd edition, Loose Leaf andBulletin, Butterworths) Previous Article Next Article Son of Tupe: a long and difficult labourOn 1 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.
Subjects starting later, according to the BBC, will include “English literature, history and maths”. By 7 February, all students should have returned. It is not yet clear how these plans will be implemented at the University of Oxford. Image Credit: Pixabay. The Department for Education, outlining plans for returning to universities in England after Christmas, has asked that institutions stagger the return of students over five weeks in order to “ensure the safety of students and staff”. Michelle Donelan, the universities minister, said when announcing the plans: “The health and wellbeing of students, staff and local communities is always our primary concern and this plan will enable a safer return for all students. “But we must do this in a way which minimises the risk of transmission. I know students have had to make sacrifices this year and have faced a number of challenges, but this staggered return will help to protect students, staff and communities.” This is a developing story. It will be updated as further information is provided. Students will also be offered two lateral flow tests when they arrive back, echoing the current optional lateral flow tests provided for students as they leave for the Christmas vacation. Speaking regarding these tests, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “I encourage all students to play their part in bringing this virus under control by getting tested twice, and by following the restrictions in place when travelling to and from university this term.” UCU general secretary Jo Grady said: “This is a step forward, but plans for next term still pose a risk to staff and student safety. Universities must work with the government to support students who decide the reality of life on campus during this pandemic isn’t for them, including releasing them from accommodation contracts.” Students who will be prioritised for an early return include those on placements or practical courses with a need for in-person teaching (including music, dance, drama, the sciences, medicine, nursing and dentistry).
Copyright: Parliament of MontenegroI’m delighted that the British Government, working through the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, has supported the establishment of a Parliamentary Budget Office within the Parliament of Montenegro. The UK’s intention is that this facility will enhance the culture of effective financial oversight and scrutiny, thus assisting the country in the process of European integration.We are grateful to the Parliament of Montenegro for their consistent support for this project, which was not an easy task, and involved a series of complicated institutional and procedural solutions.The work of the Montenegrin Parliamentary Budget Office has been tested through the times of the post-election period in 2016, formation of the new Government, adoption of Montenegro’s first 4-year Fiscal Strategy and the government’s plan for fiscal consolidation.Although few in numbers, the researchers have managed to both build up their capacities and answer the inquiries of MPs, as well as work proactively on the topics they considered neglected or important enough for the attention of MPs.While the position of the UK remains that we call for all elected MPs to take up their seats in Parliament and in order to better serve those who voted for them, I am pleased that MPs of all parties have drawn on material produced by the Parliamentary Budget Office.We are particularly glad that within this project, the MPs and parliamentary staff of the Montenegrin Parliament had the opportunity to witness the work done by the Scottish Parliament Information Centre and the functioning of its Financial Scrutiny Unit.The UK looks forward to the Parliament of Montenegro continuing to develop the Parliamentary Budget Office. There is still work to do to make the Parliamentary Budget Office an integral part of the parliamentary structure, and I welcome the reassurance from the Parliamentary leadership that this will happen soon.The UK hopes that the products produced by the Parliamentary Budget Office will be used not only by the MPs in the Committee for Economy, Finance and Budget, but by all the committees across the Parliament. Public money flows through all policies of the state, and its oversight is equally important in the welfare sector as well as healthcare or education.Furthermore, we hope that the products of Parliamentary Budget Office will be read and used by a wider audience outside of the Parliament, as a credible and objective source of data for both the civil society organisations and media.The UK stands ready to support the future work to strengthen the accountability of Montenegrin institutions, and to continue work which draws on the UK’s rich parliamentary experience.Zahvaljujem se na vašem doprinosu i radujem nastavku razgovora na ovu temu.Hvala. Poštovani gospodine Sekuliću, gospodine Jovićeviću, dragi Emile, poštovani poslanici i poslanice,Drago mi je da sam danas ovdje sa vama da obilježimo kraj faze projekta na kojem smo radili sa crnogorskom Skupštinom i Vestminsterskom Fondacijom.As the representative body of Montenegrin citizens, and the seat of legislative power in the country, ensuring sound legislative scrutiny is central to Parliament’s role and essential in delivering accountability. Robust parliamentary oversight of the public finances not only facilitates good use of public funds but enhances the provision of public services and supports the alignment of policy with citizens’ needs.Parliamentary Budget Offices, such as the one the UK has helped the Montenegrin Parliament to establish, are designed to enhance the financial and economic analytical expertise available within a parliament as well as providing independent costing of policies and legislation. They are supposed to be the objective and competent aide to the MPs in performing one of their most crucial roles — holding government accountable for the money it has spent.
Interim boss Roberto Di Matteo says Chelsea cannot afford to take Leicester City lightly in this weekend’s FA Cup clash.Chelsea were taken to a replay by Birmingham in the previous round and Di Matteo insists another encounter with Championship opposition will provide his players with a real test.He said: “We’ve got the players to focus on Leicester. We’ve seen how difficult our path has been so far – with Birmingham we had a replay.“The players are aware that we need to perform to a very high level to go through again. In the FA Cup you have always got to expect the unexpected.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
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School hair accessories comes properly packed in sealed plastic bag, appears to be like a substantial street model but better value,it is amazingthis item has quality quality. Absolutely ideal purchaser provider. Quite rapidly shipping and delivery with amazon prime.40 PIECE SCHOOL HAIR ACCESSORIES SET FOR GIRLS: Navy Blue Headbands, Hair Clips, Hair Bands, Ribbon Bows, Slides, Barrettes – Back To School Just Got Easier & Cheaper.THE PERFECT SCHOOL HAIR ACCESSORIES SET – With 40 pieces to choose from: 4 navy blue headbands, 12 navy blue silicone hair clips, 20 strong navy blue hair bands and 4 navy blue ribbon bows, you’ll never run out of the perfect hair accessory to compliment their school uniform.MASTER ANY HAIR STYLING REQUEST – With this bumper pack of cute school hair accessories, your child can request ponytails, braids, plaits or buns and you won’t be searching for the right fashion accessory for the job. Ideal for young girls, teens, kids, children and even babies.NO MORE TEARS – Our hair slides are silicone coated, so hair won’t rip, snag, pull or get caught and our elastic bands don’t have a metal clasp, so hair won’t get tangles and knotted. All of our hair accessories are designed with the comfort of the child in mind, because girls just want to have fun – not pain!SAVE 60% ON HIGH STREET PRICES – You SAVE UP TO 60% off the retail price of these hair accessories. This pack would cost approximately £25.00 if the items were purchased individually.DISCOUNTS ON 2 OR MORE PACKS: See our promotions tab for offers on multiple purchases. Why not buy one colour for school and our pretty pink colours for the weekend?Super adorable hair accessories set. It will come with so a lot of distinctive hair parts in the set you get 40 items to decide on from:* 4 black headbands – gorgeous headbands. Look accurately as it shows in the picture and great excellent. * 12 black silicone hair clips – the hair clips are solid and very well manufactured as properly. They will retain the hair well all working day very long. * 20 powerful black hair bands – the elastic bands are very durable and flexible. * 4 black ribbon bows – wonderful bows and wonderful content they seem much additional pricey than they are. From headbands,to hair bows, snap clips, and hair ties. Any minimal woman no make a difference if she is a toddler, a baby or even younger woman would like this.Beautiful school hair accessories. Been given the 40 piece school hair accessories by attractiveness bug,in a plastic go over,undamaged & on time. My 3 yr aged daughter has extensive hair & commonly wears a ton of hair clips and hair ties to her school and because her hair is silky soft,most of the hair ties slide off,exactly where as when i attempted to use these,they were fixed at its situation at the conclude of her school dayshe loved the bow ones and the stripe kinds,they seem stunning and she has matched them with the gown she will don on christmas celebration in school my daughter was also energized to see all the unique built hair accessories when i gave heri actually like these hair clips,ties and hair bands these are of quite superior excellent and they make my daughter delighted.I selected this hair accessory set for my niece. At the time of writing, it’s £14. Which is a bargain for all these merchandise. You’d be looking at £10 for the 4 hairbands by yourself, and a different £5 for the clips, so to get all these and extra for this value is brilliant. Whilst the packaging is fairly fundamental – a cellophane bag with a cardboard hanging tab – if it retains the selling price down, i will not intellect. Additionally, my niece has no use for superfluous packaging in any case – she took just one glimpse at the large selection of accessories in the bag and ripped it open up. Still left to her very own gadgets, my niece has put in each individual day of the week experimenting with the distinct choices she’s offered. Hairbands, elastics, clips and bows in several combos.40 PIECE SCHOOL HAIR ACCESSORIES SET FOR GIRLS: Navy Blue Headbands, Hair Clips, Hair Bands, Ribbon Bows, Slides, Barrettes – Back To School Just Got Easier & Cheaper. : Every thing in their to make you hair look nice and neat and add a cute touch. A perfect set, everything in their to make you hair look nice and neat and add a cute touch. Got these for my daughter for school, so really great to have a selection of different colors in this range. The clips are great for keeping bits of fly away hair back, i personally love the alice bands , and bows, my daughter wears the alice bands in the house, but being 13 would not be seen in public with the alice bands in her hair, lol, but the elastics and clips are great for school for her. This is a really lovely set for little girls and big girls if you like bows, the set is very well made, not flimsy. A nice selection and different colours, i will probably purchase some for my 3 little nieces. For their christmas stockings :). 40 piece school hair accessories set for girls: pink headbands, hair clips, hair bands, ribbon bows, slides, barrettes – back to school just got easier & cheaper. This set is super sweet and this kind of a very good concept for my 6 yr previous niece who has extended locks and is permanently getting rid of bands, grip and headbands and actually they are rather high-priced to maintain replacing all the time. What do you get – bulk pack of 40 headbands, snap hair clips, elastic bands and ribbon bow clips – 4 super comfortable floral headbands – high quality silicone coasted snap hair clips – quality no-pull elastic hair bandsyou get almost everything you will need definitely to achieve each kind of ‘hair day’ you opt for and they are effectively made arrived promptly and i would highly propose to many others. They do also appear in a wide variety of colors so you truly can match the to any outfit or school uniform.Excellent, quite delighted observe – i been given this product or service. Fantastic, really happynote – i acquired this product or service at a price cut for my genuine and reasonable evaluation. If you are uncertain whether or not this will make my assessment truly neutral, be sure to do look at my profile the place you will see a lot of products that i have not offered a whole five stars, and highlighted many damaging elements of the merchandise.Why fork out extra than you ought to?. My spouse tells me that this is very good worth, as obtaining the goods bundled in this packaged separately would be more costly. It is great that it comes in a variety of colour selection packs, as some schools like hair accessories to match the school uniform. These items all seemed to be produced ok and did not look shabby or ill retained. The headband and bow accent was a bit significant for my baby, but i’m guaranteed she will grow into it. I acquired this merchandise at a discount in trade for my genuine and impartial assessment of the merchandise. 40 piece school hair accessories set for girls: green headbands, hair clips, hair bands, ribbon bows, slides, barrettes – would make an great present for teenagers child babies toddlers.Great hair accessories set for girls??. I purchased these for my neice as she has gorgeous extended hair and like other women with prolonged hair she likes to hold her incredibly hair and enjoys various things to place in her hair. When i saw these accessories set i realized she would adore them & they do glimpse pretty wonderful in. I suggest this set little ladies would appreciate them. My hair accessories set came very well packaged and in great condition by means of amazon prime upcoming day delivery.Lovely hair set, so lots of different design and style to make from them. I got this hair accent set for my good friends daughter who at eleven is going to go to significant school and is the age that she’s using much more curiosity of her look, so i imagined these would be a nice tiny ‘back to school’ present for her. The set comes all neatly demonstrated on a piece of card in a sealed bag, you get 12x hair clips, 4x hair bands, 4x hair bows and 20x bands. I selected the black set for her as the school isn’t going to like to brilliant a colour in the hair, but the sets do arrive in other colors. The bands have diverse type bows on them and you can mix and match the different products in the set. All round the contents are perfectly built and there is plenty to pick out from, building this a good high quality and very well value the price tag to make your minor woman seem wonderful. I obtained this hair set at a diminished rate in return for a sincere and unbiased evaluation which i come to feel i have performed and i hope that my critique will help other men and women with their decision to invest in this really very good set. If my critique has served, remember to push the indeed button under, thank you,.This set is wonderful for any tiny female it has almost everything for her hair bundled all wrapped. All 40 pieces,good for scholl and will come in numerous colours ,very well made and seems like will final perfectly. You get 4 black headbands, 12 black silicone hair clips, twenty powerful black hair bands and four black ribbon bows, you can expect to under no circumstances operate out of the excellent hair accent to compliment their school uniform. Bulk pack of 40 headbands, snap hair clips, elastic bands and ribbon bow clips4 super snug floral headbands premium silicone coasted snap hair clipspremium no-pull elastic hair bands. This is outstanding price tag to pay for all these great things. Reccomendedi recieved this merchandise at component discount to permit me to generate this sincere review on this situation ,i have used my words and phrases and thoughts only. Make sure you feel free of charge to request me any thoughts unwell be delighted to aid exactly where i can,hope you discovered this review useful?.This is a seriously great set of school hair accessories for ladies. The amount is definitely wonderful and designs are actually ideal for school likely girls. The accessories are not flashy at all which is great for youngsters and incredibly cozy to dress in as perfectly. Generally very good worth for revenue. Use is incredibly straightforward and is effective beautifully. I was provided this merchandise free of charge and this does not influence/bias my evaluation of the product. Remember to depart a valuable vote if you assume my evaluation/opinions of the merchandise was valuable to you. Alternatively, be sure to make contact with me if you want me to explain some thing in my overview.?loving the hair accessories ?. Xxxx xxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxi bought these for my daughter for school as i am fed up of obtaining to ordered for them seperate and costing me an arm and a leg. When i saw these i assumed it would be perfect for her and it has all the things i have to have. Xxxxx xxxxxxxxx xxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxx xxxxxxxxx. They arrived really speedily and was quite nicely packaged it will come in a plastic wrapper with a cardboard branded beautybug label on the to sealing it. They had been all neatly presented and seemed pretty properly layer out. The tiny bows are lovely clips and goo to the hair beautiful. The headbands also in good shape her head properly. Xxxxx xxxxxx xxxx xxxxxx xxx x xxxx xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxi will have to say i like these they are great top quality and appear astounding when in as you can see in the images. They all clip and match properly not to slack and the and the clips near nicely.Headbands and clips so this set was terrific for her. My daughter is generally shedding bobbles, headbands and clips so this set was good for her, a lot to hold her likely for a although. They usually are not the best high-quality set in the globe but they are much more than satisfactory for small children, the bobbles can stretch extremely big which is good for my daughter very thick hair, the headbands do not tumble out regularly and the clips have very good grip. As she likes the extra gothic design solutions this was fantastic for her. I gained this products at a lessened amount in return for an sincere impartial critique, i am under no obligation to actually publish my evaluation on amazon and can merely give the vendor my overview rather, however i obtain assessments extremely useful when paying for products myself and feel the customer must be as effectively knowledgeable as doable, i am far more than content to give one star to these merchandise that ought to have it and generally give my straightforward experiences.Arrived really rapidly and extremely nicely packed. Arrived very quickly and very properly packed. Loveley set for an awesome value, quite perfectly created and appears so nice in my daughters hair.4x black headbands – beautiful headbands 12x black silicone hair clips 20x robust black. Hair accessories set arrived really before long soon after i purchased it and was perfectly packaged. 40 parts to pick from:4x black headbands – wonderful headbands12x black silicone hair clips20x powerful black hair bands4x black ribbon bowsthis set is super lovable and such a very good concept. I would acquire this product yet again, and i would advocate it to mates and relatives. Anybody that purchases this will not be upset at all. In my feeling this products is well produced to significant criteria and is particularly as described. This products is certainly fantastic worth for cash. If it’s been handy be sure to tap the certainly button.Fantastic set – excellent benefit for dollars as well. It arrived quickly and well packaged. It has elastics, clips and bands. It is completely sweet and great for any hair type or size. It is superb benefit for dollars and i would not be reluctant to purchase again. I obtained this product or service cost-free or at a lessened rate in exchange for my impartial, good, and sincere overview. I am less than no obligation to provide a optimistic review, and as a frequent amazon purchaser i would generally want to be truthful as assessments are handy for me when obtaining items so i would want other folks to be truthful. I hope that this critique has been helpful for you.Daughter any hair stile for school and put this wonderful hairbands. Will be sufficient for all calendar year ahead. With this set now i can do for my daughter any hair stile for school and set this wonderful hairbands. Will be ample for all yr in advance.Fantastic choice on girls hair accessories. I obtained this 40 piece school hair accessories set for girls: crimson headbands, hair clips, hair bands, ribbon bows, slides, barrettes – back to school for my four yr old and five yr old daughters. In this set you get 4 headbands with bows on 20 bobbles twelve hair clips and four clip hair bows i been given the pink hair accessories for my ladies,this product was very well packaged and was shipped by using amazon prime. On opening this merchandise i was impressed on the quantity of the products as my lover is normally obtaining headbands,bobbles and clips for our daughters as they are constantly overlook placing them when getting them off. I acquired this merchandise at a discounted but i generate this critique on my free of charge will as i am not necessary to evaluations on any merchandise i been given.I acquired these for my 9 calendar year outdated cousin who has definitely extensive hair that wants to be tied up for school. The set comes nicely packaged and arrived the upcoming working day owing to my amazon prime membership. I selected the black colour as it suit greatest with her school uniform and it will come with a variety of clips, bows, hairbands and headbands. The bands felt fantastic quality and robust sufficient to hold thicker, extended hair without having breaking. She was quite joyful with the solution and wears them every day to school in distinct kinds.I received this product free of charge and i will depart a genuine and informative evaluate. Wow,what a excellent pack of hair accesories. Every little thing you could want and want for your tiny ones hair. Clips,bows and bands ,all in black and white and excellent worth for money. Will save all the problem of purchasing for matching objects. Wonderful merchandise and really great price for cash.
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni suffered a freak injury during the third and final Twenty20 International match against Zimbabwe in Harare yesterday.India, who were put into bat by the hosts, were struggling to score big in the middle overs. Dhoni, who tried to inject pace in the end overs, could only manage nine runs from 13 balls. The Indian skipper suffered an injury to his eye when he tried to come down the track and take Zimbabwe pacer Donald Tiripano to the cleaners. However, Dhoni failed to connect cleanly and played the ball onto the stumps after which the bail popped out and hit Dhoni’s right eye. (Also read: Dhoni happy with India’s bowling pool after successful Zimbabwe campaign) The Indian captain, who has battled pain in the past, took to social media to share what the went through yesterday. However, Dhoni managed to keep wickets during Zimbabwe’s chase and led India to a three-run win. India won the three-match T20I series 2-1.Notably, South African wicketkeeper Mark Bouchers cricket career was cut short when he suffered a similar injury on an England tour in 2012. A bail hit Bouchers left eye during a practice game against Somerset. The wicketkeeper-batsman wasnt as fortunate as Dhoni as the flying bail damaged his eyeball. Boucher immediately flew back to his country for a surgery and was forced to retire from international cricket.
The St. James Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) is providing quality vegetable planting materials for farmers in the parish, through its plant nursery, which is located in Catherine Hall, Montego Bay. St. James has 8,642 registered farmers and according to Mrs. Dixon Bennett, they have embarked on a drive to increase production in a number of crops and ensure that the parish reclaims its top spot in helping Jamaica to meet its food security needs. The St. James Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) is providing quality vegetable planting materials for farmers in the parish, through its plant nursery, which is located in Catherine Hall, Montego Bay.RADA St. James Agricultural Manager, Sadie Dixon Bennett, tells JIS News that the nursery, which has been in operation for the past six years, has resulted in the production of top quality sweet pepper, cucumber, cabbage, ginger and tomato seedlings for farmers to increase crop yields.Mrs. Dixon Bennett says establishment of the nursery came out of a needs assessment which was done some years ago, and its sustainability is the result of the great support being received from the farmers across the parish.“The nursery has been established to produce certified seedlings for the farmers to plant in their fields. We want to ensure that at all times farmers have adequate planting materials and they are sold to them at a very nominal cost,” she explains.And, in the effort to ensure that best practices are adopted by farmers, RADA St. James has also established a vegetable demonstration plot at its Catherine Hall grounds. At this plot, selected farmers attend workshops and are given technical support in respect of how to plant and care for their crops.“What we try to demonstrate out there is best practices…We use it as a training ground to train some of our farmers who are in vegetable production, so they can look at best practices and adopt these out there in their fields” Mrs. Dixon Bennett says.St. James has 8,642 registered farmers and according to Mrs. Dixon Bennett, they have embarked on a drive to increase production in a number of crops and ensure that the parish reclaims its top spot in helping Jamaica to meet its food security needs.“Our main crops are plantains and bananas and we are big into MD2 Pineapples. Right now, we are on a mission to increase production and productivity whereby we have identified some crops which will be used to drive production in this parish, namely Irish potato, ginger, sweet potato, dasheen, hot pepper and red peas,” she tells JIS News.“The farmers are quite excited…and they share the vision that we here at RADA share. So, we are working closely with our farmers to ensure that St. James increases production and productivity and that we are a force to be reckoned with within the agricultural sector,” Mrs. Dixon Bennett adds.The RADA Agricultural Parish Manager says farmers have been doing very well in a number of other areas, including apiculture and livestock rearing, aimed at providing sustainable activities for at-risk youth in some communities and selected high schools.“My livestock figures show that we are trending up with poultry, goat and piggery production and apiculture, which we have taken on in a significant way. We have targeted youth and helped them to do something productive,” she adds. Story Highlights RADA St. James Agricultural Manager, Sadie Dixon Bennett, tells JIS News that the nursery, which has been in operation for the past six years, has resulted in the production of top quality sweet pepper, cucumber, cabbage, ginger and tomato seedlings for farmers to increase crop yields.
A red card after a foul on Hirving Lozano, leave Hugo Lloris as the man responsible for Tottenham Hotspur’s near elimination in the Champions League.Tottenham Hotspur is very close to getting eliminated in the Champions League, all thanks to a red card to goalkeeper Hugo Lloris that allowed PSV Eindhoven to tie the game near the final whistle.Mauricio Pochettino’s side was very close to getting a vital victory at Phillips Stadium on Wednesday, a win that the desperately needed after not getting the expected results in the first two matches of the competition against Internazionale Milano and FC Barcelona.The Spurs played the early match on Wednesday, which they began losing thanks to an individual play that Hirving Lozano completed against the English club’s defensive line near the first half hour of the match.Fortunately for Pochettino and his squad, Lucas Moura scored the equalizer before halftime after Kieran Trippier’s assist.FULL-TIME: A late equaliser for the hosts sees us leave Eindhoven with a point. pic.twitter.com/T56Zz455Dr— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 24, 2018During the second half, Harry Kane was able to score Tottenham’s second goal with a header after Eriksen’s clinical cross from the left.Pochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.This provisional victory was able to withstand until the 79th minute of the match, which was exactly when Hugo Lloris made his second mistake of the game in front of Mexican winger Hirving Lozano.This time it was an irresponsible slide, one that the referee show Hugo Lloris a red card with 10 minutes still on the clock.This was more than enough time for PSV to equalize the game, which they did through Luuk de Jong in the 87th minute of the game.This result leaves Spurs closer to getting eliminated from the competition, which was completely expected given that they are part of the Group of Death.PSV Eindhoven is in the same situation, both clubs only have a point and they desperately need to win their last three matches of this group stage.Your feeling right now? 😶#PSVTOT pic.twitter.com/dhwNs0kuXU— PSV International (@psveindhoven) October 24, 2018