Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) 2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCompagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee rents out investment properties, plant and equipment to Holiday Villages Management Services Mauritius Limited, which operates the Club Med Hotel at La Pointe au Cannoniers in Mauritius. The company is a subsidiary of MCB Group Limited. Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
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Solicitors more likely to mention tax benefits of legacy giving to clients Created using Visme. The Free Online Presentation Tool. Tagged with: legacy fundraising Remember a Charity Research / statistics If you make a Will with a solicitor or Will-writer you are more likely to be told about the tax benefits of leaving a legacy to charity than ever before, according to Remember A Charity.The charity consortium that encourages more people to leave a gift to charity in their Will commissioned research by Future Thinking, which monitors solicitors’ and professional Will-writers’ approach towards legacy giving and attitudes towards working with charities.The latest survey, conducted in December 2016, reveals that:• 72% of solicitors and Will-writers always or sometimes advise clients about the inheritance tax benefits of legacy giving• this is up from 66% in 2015 and 61% in 2009, when the survey was first carried out.• 64% of advisers always or sometimes proactively mention the option of leaving a gift to charity• 38% saying they always do so.• 20% of advisers occasionally proactively mention charity• 14% never do. 162 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Rob Cope, director of Remember A Charity, said:“It’s great to see record numbers of advisers talking about the tax advantages of legacy giving and that our campaign supporter scheme is making a real impact here. The challenge now is to build on this momentum, working collaboratively with the legal sector to ensure that advisers are well informed and remain enthusiastic about raising the issue of legacy giving with clients.” Inheritance tax changes pose riskThis news comes during the same week as changes to the inheritance tax framework, which took effect from 6th April 2017.Remember A Charity has raised concerns that these changes pose a risk to legacy fundraising and called on Government to review the fiscal incentives available, including the feasibility of introducing a VAT exemption on the cost of legal services linked to writing Wills that include a charitable donation. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Advertisement Howard Lake | 7 April 2017 | News 161 total views, 1 views today About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Commitment to mention charitable givingThe research also confirmed that advisers working with one of Remember A Charity’s campaign supporter firms are more than twice as likely to always mention charity bequests.There are now over 1,100 of these campaign supporter organisations. They all commit to mention the option of charitable giving during the Will-writing process.The research found that three quarters of advisers that worked for one of the consortium’s supporter firms always mention charitable legacies during the Will-writing process compared to just a third of advisers at other firms.On average, advisers report that 17% of Wills contain a charitable bequest, having grown steadily from 15% in 2011. The large majority (78%) said their firms have assisted in the administration of an estate containing a charitable legacy.
Education PUSD Chief Technology Officer to Retire From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, November 16, 2012 | 3:58 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Gary Carnow, Ed.D. photo by PUSDPasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Jon R. Gundry today announced that Chief Technology Officer Gary Carnow, Ed.D. will retire in spring 2013.â€œDr. Carnow has been responsible for the districtâ€™s information technology and accountability systems and I appreciate his years of service and support to the students, staff and community of PUSD,â€ said Gundry. â€œOur technology, assessment and data analysis functions are critically important in raising student achievement and furthering our goals of implementing 21st century learning in PUSD. We will move quickly to find a replacement.â€As Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Carnow is responsible for managing the districtâ€™s Technology, Assessment and Accountability (TAA) Division. TAA is responsible for the management, infrastructure and operations of technology in PUSD as well as the accuracy, integrity and analysis of student information, assessments and state testing data.Dr. Carnow has championed the use of technology in instruction. He is overseeing projects to develop, design and build a high speed network and wireless infrastructure for district students, teachers and stakeholders with minimal fiscal impact to PUSD. He also chaired the districtâ€™s school consolidation process and was responsible for the district’s comprehensive accountability plan.â€œI want to thank Superintendent Gundry, the Board of Education, my fellow chiefs and all of my colleagues in PUSD for their support,â€ said Carnow. â€œI especially want to thank the hard working staff of the Technology, Assessment and Accountability Division. They make miracles happen every day.â€Dr. Carnow has served the students of Southern California for over 38 years. He has worked as a teacher, administrator and technology specialist in districts across the Southland including the Alhambra Unified School District and the Los Angeles Unified School District. Dr. Carnow joined PUSD in 2009.PUSD will be looking to fill this critical senior management position as soon as possible.For more information Contact Adam Wolfson at (626) 396-3606. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Top of the News HerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeauty 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News More Cool Stuff Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Subscribe
News UpdatesPublic Land In Uttar Pradesh Most Vulnerable To Encroachment, Authorities Not Discharging Their Functions In Timely Manner: Allahabad HC Sparsh Upadhyay7 Jan 2021 8:42 AMShare This – xIn a significant observation, the Allahabad High Court on Thursday (07th January) said that Public land in the State of U.P. is most vulnerable to encroachment and such encroachment “over such public land is not countenanced by the legislature.” Noting that the Uttar Pradesh Revenue Code, 2006, is the response of the legislature to deal with the endemic problem of encroachment over…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?LoginIn a significant observation, the Allahabad High Court on Thursday (07th January) said that Public land in the State of U.P. is most vulnerable to encroachment and such encroachment “over such public land is not countenanced by the legislature.” Noting that the Uttar Pradesh Revenue Code, 2006, is the response of the legislature to deal with the endemic problem of encroachment over public lands, the Bench of Justice Ajay Bhanot further observed, “The purpose of legislative intent will be defeated in case the statutory authorities do not discharge their statutory functions in a timely manner.” The matter before the Court The counsel for the petitioner (Yash Pal Singh) contended that the petitioner had intimated the competent authority about the encroachment of public land; however, the competent authority failed to discharge the statutory obligations under Section 67(2) of the Uttar Pradesh Revenue Code, 2006. It was alleged that the proceedings were pending for an inordinately long time, without good reasons as the authorities have not implemented the statutory mandate. It was also submitted that due to apathy and failure on part of the respondents have been emboldened to continue the encroachment with a sense of impunity. Court’s order Underlining that encroachment on public lands causes irreversible damage to public interest and that the courts too have set their face against such encroachment, the Bench observed, “The officials charged with the duty, to investigate and clear such encroachment, are under an obligation of law to proceed with dispatch, efficiency and in conformity with the provisions of the statute while dealing with issues relating to encroachment over public lands.” Lastly, the Standing Counsel was directed to obtain instructions from the competent authority “as to why the said authority has been prima facie negligent in performance of its statutory duties.” The matter has been posted for further hearing on 05th February 2021. Case title – Yash Pal Singh v. State Of U.P. And 8 Others [Public Interest Litigation (PIL) No. – 1780 of 2020] Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderNext Story
Top StoriesPlea In Supreme Court Seeks Direction To IITs To Follow Govt’s Reservation Policy For Faculty Recruitment, Research Degree Admissions Sparsh Upadhyay21 March 2021 2:11 AMShare This – xA plea has been moved before the Supreme Court seeking direction to all the twenty-three Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) to follow the reservation policy in the admission in research degree program and recruitment of faculty in the IITs. The plea alleges that the reservation policy that provides the reservation to socially marginalized community belonging to the SC (15%),…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?LoginA plea has been moved before the Supreme Court seeking direction to all the twenty-three Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) to follow the reservation policy in the admission in research degree program and recruitment of faculty in the IITs. The plea alleges that the reservation policy that provides the reservation to socially marginalized community belonging to the SC (15%), ST (7.5%), and OBC (27%) categories are not being followed by the IITs. The plea, which has been filed by Dr. Sachchida Nand Pandey (well known geothermal energy researcher) through Advocate Ashwani Kumar Dubey, contends that the process of taking admissions in the Research Program and appointment of faculty members by the IITs are “completely unconstitutional, illegal and arbitrary”. Significantly, the plea alleges, “IITs are not following the transparent processes for recruiting the faculty members which open up the window for non-deserving and useless candidates to enter into the IITs through the connection that increased the chances of corruption, favoritism and discrimination.” Significantly, in June 2008 the Central government had written to IIT Directors (Kharagpur, Madras, Bombay, Kanpur, Roorkee, and Guwahati) to implement the reservation for SC, ST, and OBC categories in the requirement to a teaching post at Assistant Professor Level in Science and Technology, and at all levels (Assistant, Associate and Professor) in Humanities and Management Department. Further, in November 2019, the Government of India had extended reservation to all posts (Associate Professors and Professors) in all streams including technical for faculty position. In this backdrop, the plea alleges that the IITs are completely violating the reservation policy. “The government of India norms requires 49.5% seats to be reserved for SC (15%), ST (7.5%) and OBC (27%) scholars. In the last 5 years, IITs have admitted only 2.1, 9.1, and 23.2% of ST, SC and OBCs category scholar. From 2015 to 2019, IIT Bombay did not admit a single PhD scholar from ST category in 11 departments and Centre out of 26”, the plea adds. Further, the plea also contends that the faculty members belonging to the Northern, Central and Hindi speaking States (i.e., Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, J&K, and Laddakh) are very low as compared to their populations (50% of the national population). Significantly, the plea also alleges that the professors teaching at IITs regularly harass the students and scholars and the grievances of the students and that the scholars are not being resolved as the respondents do not have any proper mechanism to adjudicate the harassment-related complaints of the students against their professors and management. Further, stressing that it is the fundamental right of the candidates to know about the short-listing criteria and weightage are given for different components during faculty selection, the plea states, “IITs have never exposed about the standards set by the IITs for recruiting its faculty Members. The candidate who applies for the faculty post is completely unaware of the shortlisting criteria. The IITs usually do not inform the candidates who are not being called or shortlisted for interview” Prayers of the plea:- Direction to the Respondents to follow the Reservations policy in the admission in Research Degree Programs and Recruitment of Faculty in the IITs.Direction to UOI to make a mechanism for resolving the problems faced by Students/Scholars and to decide the research harassment complaints with transparency and in a time-bound manner.Direction to the respondents to constitute a committee of Technical Experts to review the performance of existing Faculty, cancel the appointment of non-performing of faculty and for not following the reservation policy, and also for the formation of Transparent recruitment policy.Next Story
vmargineanu/iStock(EL PASO, Texas) — El Paso police are looking to identify a man they say heroically saved lives, including a baby, during this month’s Walmart massacre.The city’s police department posted a grainy surveillance image of the unknown man on its Facebook page Thursday.“We believe this HERO helped save several lives including an infant,” it read.“Crimes Against Persons is requesting the community’s help in identifying the person in the picture,” police said. “His actions at Wal-Mart were critical and lifesaving, he needs to be identified and interviewed by investigators.”Police ask anyone with information about his identity to call 915-212-4040.Twenty-two people were killed and dozens more were injured in the Aug. 3 shooting at a Walmart near the Mexican border.The gunman allegedly cased the store to look for Mexicans to kill before he carried out the attack, according to law enforcement officials.Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said this week he’s forming a domestic terrorism task force to “combat these hateful acts.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Tide gauge and atmospheric sea level pressure measurements from each side of Drake Passage are compared with multiyear time series of bottom pressure at 500 m depth. Synthetic subsurface pressure (SSP), smoothed with a 40‐hour low‐pass filter, derived from tidal and sea level pressure records from the British Antarctic Survey base Faraday is coherent with bottom pressure from southern Drake Passage for periods of 6 to 600 days, but it is about 60° out‐of‐phase at the annual period. The difference between the two series for periods longer than 60 days is mainly annual and is as large as, or larger than, the seasonal variability of bottom pressure itself. Annual variations in open ocean mixed‐layer density near Antarctica are too small to account for the difference. The Faraday SSP series spans 21 years, slightly longer than the 18.6‐year lunar nodal tide, which appears to exist in the record. At the northern side of Drake Passage, SSP from Puerto Williams, Chile, does not compare well with nearby bottom pressure for any band of periods, apparently due to local winds for periods under 100 days and to annual cycles in upper layer density. Barotropic changes in transport of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current cannot be directly estimated using these surface observations, even though over seasonal periods they are an order of magnitude larger than the baroclinic changes due to variations in upper layer density.
New 3t EnerMech Joint Venture Secures Vital Work With UK Government and Mozambique’s Oil and Gas Sector. (Credit: EnerMech.) 3t EnerMech, a new strategic alliance between 3t Energy Group and EnerMech, has announced its first award, a significant contract with the UK Government, which will help to shape future training requirements for Mozambique’s growing oil and gas workforce.The newly launched joint venture combines the expertise of integrated solutions specialist provider EnerMech and 3t Energy Group, which owns leading energy sector training organisations 3t Transform, Drilling Systems, Survivex and AIS Training. The alliance will deliver world-leading training and competency solutions encompassing a blend of traditional training, digital learning technologies and training compliance management platforms.3t EnerMech has been contracted by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office which is currently working in partnership with The National Authority of Professional Education (ANEP).The project will see the partnership provide evidence-based analysis into the current oil and gas skills training of Mozambican Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions and compare this to international standards to identify any existing gaps.The study will be benchmarked against the UK’s leading Oil and Gas Technical Apprentice Programme (OGTAP) which is globally recognised. The scheme is managed jointly by not-for-profit energy industry skills body OPITO and the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) and includes the four key disciplines of electrical maintenance, mechanical maintenance, process operations, instrumentation, and control maintenance.Experienced personnel from 3t EnerMech’s UK and Mozambique premises will conduct the research and also create procedures and guidelines to build TVET institutions and courses which achieve ECITB and OPITO standards and accreditation.3t EnerMech vice president Andrew Noble said: “The formation of 3t EnerMech combines our respective knowledge, experience and global reach to deliver training and technologies which create safer, smarter and more sustainable workforces. A core aim of the partnership is to engage with local regions to develop local content and ultimately deliver more highly skilled global workers. Winning this significant piece of work in support of Mozambique’s local content development strategy is of major importance to the new alliance and its strategic objectives.“Mozambique is a significant player in the global oil and gas market and with activity continuing to ramp up, the country requires a robust, skilled workforce to support new long-term projects. This study will play a key role in future training and development programmes in the country and we look forward to delivering the data it presents.”Paul Stonebanks, President of 3t EnerMech said: “This new venture will truly transform both the lives of individuals and the communities in which it operates in a positive and powerful way.“In line with 3t Energy Group’s goal to transform the global training market through technology, the new joint venture will help to bring high quality, industry-approved training rapidly and effectively to those geographical areas that need it most.”3t EnerMech is due to deliver the study to the UK Government in Q2 of this year. Source: Company Press Release 3t EnerMech has been contracted by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: plans September 14, 2012 View post tag: Naval View post tag: expansion View post tag: fleet Within the next decade, Indonesian government is to place orders for several diesel-electric submarines at national shipyards…(rusnavy)[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, September 14, 2012 Back to overview,Home naval-today Indonesia: Government Plans Submarine Fleet Expansion Indonesia: Government Plans Submarine Fleet Expansion Training & Education View post tag: government Share this article View post tag: submarine