African Distillers Limited (AFDS.zw) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgAfrican Distillers Limited (AFDS.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about African Distillers Limited (AFDS.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Distillers Limited (AFDS.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Distillers Limited (AFDS.zw)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileAfrican Distillers Limited manufactures, distributes and markets branded spirits, ciders and wines for the Zimbabwe market and for export. The founding company was established in 1944 and its activities originally centered around the sale and distribution of imported spirits, liqueurs and wines. Local production of a range of spirits commenced in 1946 and African Distillers Limited became a public-quoted company in 1951. African Distillers offers its customers a first-class distribution service, with six depots located in strategic economic hubs in Zimbabwe (Bulawayo, Harare, Kwekwe, Masvingo, Mutare and Victoria Falls). Its headquarters, manufacturing plant, warehouse and distribution facilities are in Stapleford, an industrial area on the outskirts of Harare. African Distillers is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

GHANEEI HOUSE / Polsheer Architects

first_img Iran GHANEEI HOUSE / Polsheer Architects Architects: Polsheer Architects Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Collaborators:Leila Izadi, Shahab Mahmoudi, Ardeshir GhaneeiStructural Design :Fereidoon BonakdarpoorElectrical Engineering:Eskandar SadeghnezhadMechanical Engineering:Heidar KhosraviContractor:Mehrdad GhaneeiCity:IsfahanCountry:IranMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Farshid NasrabadiRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingText description provided by the architects. Our house was an old house which was located on the south side of my father’s house. As the children grew up, more space was needed and this led to thinking about renovation, so we added two other rooms on the top floor, the north side of the existing building.  Save this picture!© Farshid NasrabadiThe same as the other ancient Persian buildings such as Chehel Sotun palace, a porch (balcony) was built on top of these two new rooms, which can provide an integrated space that sheltered the entire family together. After that, a driveway was constructed on the east side of the building, which connected our house driveway ( in Mir street) to my fathers’  house garage, which its entrance was located in the back alley(Hamid alley). Finally, a staircase with three stairs way was built to connect the east parts to the western parts of the building together; also it has a connection joint structure role as an exact axis of my fathers’ house. These three stairways provide a circulation circle in both horizontal and vertical directions.Save this picture!South ElevationSave this picture!PlansThe aluminum covering of the main box resembles a contemporary form of ancient Persian houses light and view control system (Orosi), in which they could have full control and the complete view from outside and in spite of inside suitable light by mean of colored window glasses, there was no observation possibility from outside but an opaque and non-transparent view. Save this picture!© Farshid NasrabadiCirculation diagram. The circulation system is a new and up-to-date form of the Old Persian houses circulation system, which provides a horizontal transition into three vertical levels, it makes the connection of the family members eternal and endless.Save this picture!© Farshid NasrabadiVegetation diagram. In this project, the plants have an important role like other building parts. The old berry tree in the middle of the yard will attract every viewer’s watching, which will follow by the image of the young cedar tree at the end of the stairs, and this fantastic picture of the plant will finish with the image of the old pine tree which is located in my father’s house.Save this picture!© Farshid NasrabadiProject gallerySee allShow lessRefurbishment of Xingtian Temple Culture Center / YD ArchitectsSelected ProjectsGINLEE Studio Store / Wynk CollaborativeSelected Projects Share GHANEEI HOUSE / Polsheer ArchitectsSave this projectSaveGHANEEI HOUSE / Polsheer ArchitectsSave this picture!© Farshid Nasrabadi+ 19Curated by María Francisca González Share Year:  Photographs Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957119/ghaneei-house-polsheer-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officePolsheer ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesIsfahanOn FacebookIranPublished on February 24, 2021Cite: “GHANEEI HOUSE / Polsheer Architects” 23 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?加纳尼彩窗之家 / Polsheer Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses•Isfahan, Iran Photographs:  Farshid Nasrabadi “COPY” Projects Area:  580 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957119/ghaneei-house-polsheer-architects Clipboard “COPY” Mohamadreza Ghaneei, Ashkan Ghaneei Lead Architects: last_img read more

West Odessa fire burns down building

first_img By admin – May 15, 2018 WhatsApp Odessa Fire Rescue looks over the aftermath of a fire in a building at Dick’s Oilfield Instruments at 3110 N. FM 1936 Tuesday afternoon. WhatsApp Pinterest 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School 1 of 2 Home Local News West Odessa fire burns down building Odessa Fire Rescue battles a fire in a building at Dick’s Oilfield Instruments at 3110 N. FM 1936 Tuesday afternoon.  Facebook The cause behind the fire is unknown at this time. Odessa Fire Rescue battles a fire in a building at Dick’s Oilfield Instruments at 3110 N. FM 1936 Tuesday afternoon. center_img OC employee of the year always learning Odessa Fire Rescue and the West Odessa Fire Department responded to a structure fire Tuesday afternoon that resulted in a total loss. No injuries were reported.Firefighters responded to the fire at about 2:25 p.m. Tuesday at 3110 FM 1936.City of Odessa Spokeswoman Andrea Goodson said a single large metal building burned down.Goodson said no one was injured or displaced, and said it looked like it might have been a building of an oil service company but is unsure if anyone was working there. Twitter Facebook Twitter Virgin Coco MojitoTexas Fried ChickenSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Pinterest ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Local News West Odessa fire burns down building Previous articleTwo wanted on evading charges, shooting investigation continuesNext articleOC an Aspen Prize finalist again admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Property Loss: Harvey vs. Katrina

first_img As DS News reported on Wednesday, property damage caused by Hurricane Harvey is projected by Moody’s Analytics to be between $51 billion and $75 billion, but there are immense unknown costs. Given the dense population of the impacted region, stats given to DS News by Black Knight Financial Services project Harvey’s effect on the mortgage market to be greater than that of Hurricane Katrina. In Houston and the surrounding areas, there are over twice as many mortgaged properties and four times the unpaid principal balances compared to Katrina’s FEMA disaster zones.The GSEs—who announced a 90-day suspension of all evictions and foreclosures in primary disaster areas—own a majority of the impacted loans (56 percent). GSE loans have, on average, $100,000 higher balances than those held in agency and non agency securities. The average portfolio loan in Houston has a balance of $240,000 compared to $139,000 for the rest of the market. By investor, the GSEs account for 592,000 active mortgages, Ginnie Mae accounts for 194,000, portfolio lenders account for 175,000, and private lenders account for 87,000.Subsequent to Hurricane Katrina, the number of borrowers in affected areas behind on their mortgage increased by 7.5 percent within the first two months. Within four months, the proportion of borrowers 90 or more days delinquent or in foreclosure rose by over 4 percent.According to Black Knight, if a similar impact occurs in Houston, it would result in more than 75,000 borrowers being unable to make their mortgage payment within the next two months and 45,000 borrowers becoming seriously delinquent on their mortgage or facing foreclosure within the next four months. Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Previous: Appraisal Institute CEO Announces Resignation Next: Wells Fargo Finds Another 1.4 Million Unauthorized Accounts in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago hurricane harvey 2017-08-31 Brianna Gilpin Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Property Loss: Harvey vs. Katrina Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] August 31, 2017 2,182 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Tagged with: hurricane harvey The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / Property Loss: Harvey vs. Katrina Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Brianna Gilpin Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Postlast_img read more

Litigants Facing Difficulties In Absence Of Central Administrative Tribunal Bench At Srinagar: J&K High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesLitigants Facing Difficulties In Absence Of Central Administrative Tribunal Bench At Srinagar: J&K High Court Sparsh Upadhyay2 Jan 2021 4:53 AMShare This – xUnderlining the difficulties faced by the litigants of the Kashmir region in pursuing their cases before the Central Administrative Tribunal, Jammu Bench, the Jammu & Kashmir High Court on Thursday (31st December) hoped that difficulties in the process of establishment of the Bench of the CAT at Srinagar are removed “as expeditiously as possible.” The Bench of Justice Vinod…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?LoginUnderlining the difficulties faced by the litigants of the Kashmir region in pursuing their cases before the Central Administrative Tribunal, Jammu Bench, the Jammu & Kashmir High Court on Thursday (31st December) hoped that difficulties in the process of establishment of the Bench of the CAT at Srinagar are removed “as expeditiously as possible.” The Bench of Justice Vinod Chatterji Koul and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey said, “This Court can only hope and trust that all the difficulties/encumbrances that may be there, on administrative side, in the process of establishment of the Bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal at Srinagar are removed as expeditiously as possible keeping in view the difficulties being faced by the litigants belonging to the Kashmir region in pursuing their cases before the Central Administrative Tribunal, Jammu Bench.” The matter before the Court The Bench of Justices Koul & Magrey made this observation while dismissing an appeal filed against a single Bench order, which had transferred a service matter to the Central Administrative Tribunal, Jammu Bench. It was argued in the appeal filed before the Division Bench of Justices Koul & Magrey that the Single Judge, while rendering the impugned judgment, erred in law in not appreciating that access to justice is a fundamental right guaranteed under Article 14 of the Constitution of India. Importantly, it was argued that the non-availability of the Bench of the CAT at Srinagar, despite notification issued under Sub-Section 5 of Section 7 of the Act of 1985, way back in May, 2020 is equal to denial of access to justice in view of the judgment rendered by the Apex Court in Rojer Mathew V. South Indian Bank Ltd. & Ors. (2020) 6 SCC 1. [NOTE: In Rojer Mathew case, the Apex Court had held that having Tribunals without Benches in at least the capitals of States and Union Territories amounts to denial of justice to citizens of those States and Union Territories which makes the entire justice delivery system very metropolis centric having many adverse effects.]Central & U&T Government Submission On the other hand, the Centre submitted before the Division Bench that the Central Administrative Tribunal, New Delhi, is conscious of the fact that since there is a permanent Bench of the Tribunal that has been established in Jammu, there is a need to establish a Circuit/ Permanent Bench in Srinagar as well and a proposal, in this behalf has already been submitted to the concerned authority(ies), which Bench would hear the matters pertaining to the jurisdiction of the Tribunal arising at Srinagar. Besides, Advocate General submitted before the Bench that the Government of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir is conscious of the fact that there is a dire need of constituting two separate Benches of the Tribunal, one each at Srinagar and Jammu for adjudication of the service matters of the employees of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory of Ladakh. It was also submitted that the Government has already taken up the matter with the Central Government for the purpose of establishment of two separate Benches of the Tribunal, one each at Srinagar and Jammu. Case title – Abdul Qayoom Chalkoo v. Union Territory of JK & Ors. [LPA No.123/2020 CM No.4168/2020] Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

Former J-K CM Mehbooba Mufti Moves Delhi High Court Challenging ED Summons Under PMLA

first_imgNews UpdatesFormer J-K CM Mehbooba Mufti Moves Delhi High Court Challenging ED Summons Under PMLA Shreya Agarwal9 March 2021 6:38 AMShare This – xFormer Chief Minister of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti has moved the Delhi High Court seeking quashing of summons issued to her by the Enforcement Directorate under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA). Mufti has claimed in her petition that she received the summons on her personal email ID from the official email ID of the Assistant Director,…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?LoginFormer Chief Minister of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti has moved the Delhi High Court seeking quashing of summons issued to her by the Enforcement Directorate under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA). Mufti has claimed in her petition that she received the summons on her personal email ID from the official email ID of the Assistant Director, Enforcement Directorate on Mar 5 under Sections 50(2) and 50(3) of the PMLA and that it refers to an annexure which “has not been sent to her, and therefore she is not aware of its contents.” She has further objected to the fact that she has not been informed if she is being summoned as an accused or as a witness and further not been informed of what she is being summoned in connection with, and the scheduled offence under the PMLA which gave rise to the proceedings in respect of which the summons has been issued to her. She has also challenged the vires of Section 50, and incidental provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 for being “unfairly discriminatory, bereft of safeguards, and violative of Article 20(3) of the Constitution” and has cited various judgments laid down by the Supreme Court in different cases. She argues that the impugned Section 50 empowers the ‘authority’ i.e., officers of the Enforcement Directorate, to summon any person to give evidence on produced records and all persons summoned are bound to answer questions put to them, and to produce the documents as required by the ED officers, failing which they can be penalised under the PMLA. Further, Section 66 of the PMLA provides that information – and therefore, also a compelled statement under Section 50) shall be shared with other agencies. Logically, this means that such a compelled statement may be used for offences under other laws as well, while being treated as ‘evidence’, thus effectively countering the right to protection against self-incrimination under Art 20(3) of the Constitution of India. She states that none of the protections against compelled self-incrimination whether under the Constitution or under any other statutes (Sections 161(2), 162 of the CrPC, and Sections 25, 26 of the Evidence Act) or any other safeguards govern Section 50 of the PMLA thereby making it arbitrary and discriminatory. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Girl puts on squeeze to help others

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Alexandria is a fifth-grader at Pike Liberal Arts School. She likes reading but would is not as excited about math, except when she adding dollars to help little kids who have to spend time in the hospital. Latest Stories You Might Like Steeped in history Remember the Statler Brothers’ Maple Street Memories video? The one where they drove down Maple Street in an open convertible… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 9:54 pm Thursday, July 16, 2009 Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Print Article “I’ve only been in the hospital one time,” Alexandria said. “I was walking backward on the diving board and I slipped and fell and hurt my arm and had to go to the hospital. I was scared.”Alexandria was familiar with hospitals because her dad is a doctor. She realized that if she was afraid that other children who have no experience around hospitals must “really be afraid.”So she decided to do something that would help ease their fears and what better way making video games or other games available to them. Alexandria made the lemonade herself “by squeezing the powder out of the can,” her mom, Trudie, laughed and said. “But we put sliced lemons in to make it more authentic.”Alexandria had mom’s help making the brownies she had for sale but she made the ham sandwiches all by herself. “I wanted to make $50 but I’ve already made more than that,” Alexandria said with a broad smile that widened as more customers approached the stand.” Skip Book Nook to reopen Email the author Girl puts on squeeze to help others Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By The Penny Hoarder Alexandria Seirafi had a quick and simply answer as to why she was braving the heat of a sweltering July day to do something for little faceless kids.“I want to do something for children that have to come to the hospital,” she said. “I want to help them. With the money that I earn from my lemonade stand, I’ll buy some video games for them to play while they’re here.”Alexandria set up a lemonade stand Wednesday at Troy Regional Medical Center, where her dad, Dr. Reza Seirafi, is a surgeon.last_img read more

Reflections of love

first_imgLatest Stories Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Reflections of love Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Adams laughingly said that, not being sure what crumpets are or where to get them, they will be serving teacakes instead.“And, we’ll have strawberry divinity candy and chocolate candy, too,” Adams said. “We will also feature our hearts and roses sun catchers and I’ll show off the glass art for the upcoming Strawberry Festival.“But what we are doing that is extra special is recognizing the couples that have been married 60 years or more. We’re asking them to stop by and register with us and, on Valentine’s Day, we will honor the couple that has been married the longest with an Adams Glass Valentine with their name and date of marriage on it.”Couples can register during the Valentine tea party on Sunday or during regular store hours, or by calling (334) 735-2143. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Skip Adams Glass Studio is producing some “special things” to celebrate this Valentine’s Day.Charles Adams unveils new creationsWhen Adams Glass Studio went up in flames in December 2011, Charles Adams thought, at first, that he would rebuild.Then, on second thought, he decided he would not. But, later he realized that, if he didn’t have something to do he would go crazy or drive everyone else nuts. You Might Like Football’s not over yet Photo/Ryan McCollough Players jump for a ball during 4-on-4 Flag Football Playoffs at Troy University. University students keep the pigskin… read more Book Nook to reopen In November, Adams Glass Studio reopened at the same location that it had occupied for more than 60 years. But, it was not Adams’ daddy’s nut shop.“It would be too modern for Sam,” Adams said, with a smile. “We wanted to make the store more up to date but, at the same time, hold on to the ‘old.’”As part of holding on, materials from family structures were used in the rebuilding process and the old ways were reinstituted. “We’re back to doing things that we used to do at Adams Nut Shop, like selling pecans, peanuts and cane syrup,” Adams said. “And, we’re bringing back some of the special things we used to do at the store.”And among the “special things” is the Valentine show that was so popular at Adams Glass Studio during the month of February.“Roses, hearts and Valentines never go out of style,” Adams said. “For many years, we opened the studio and invited everyone to join us for refreshments in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Then it got where that interfered with a show that I did in Florida so we stopped doing it.”But in an effort to bring back the old to the new, Charles and Mary Adams are inviting friends and neighbors to join them for “tea and crumpets” between the hours of 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article Published 6:33 pm Tuesday, February 5, 2013last_img read more

Cities push back against governors’ lax COVID-19 safeguards

first_imgiStock/courtneyk By: IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News (DALLAS) — The recent jump in coronavirus cases in locations such as Texas and Florida has pitted state and local leaders against each other over safety measures.Despite surging daily numbers of cases in those states, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, both Republicans, have long refused to mandate proven health actions such as face coverings and reduction of crowds. Their actions have prompted city leaders, such as the Democratic mayors of Austin and Tampa, Florida, to take matters into their own hands.Abbott changed his stance Friday when he ordered the state’s bars to close and gave the OK to local leaders to limit crowds to 100 people as the state’s COVID-19 positivity rate (percentage of people testing positive) increased to 12.7% as of Saturday. DeSantis also ordered the state’s bars to close for in-person activity. Abbott’s office didn’t immediately respond for comment.Kathy Cramer, a professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, said the lack of consistency from the elected officials will only make things worse.“Now it’s become partisan football, it’s becoming confusing to people,” she told ABC News. “I think people are throwing up their hands and saying I don’t know what to do and I’m just doing what’s right for my family. That could mean taking this pandemic more seriously or being complete lax based on their preferences.”Cramer also warned the pandemic’s trends are not validating the governors’ actions, and if they don’t get on board with what their local leaders are pleading, it could damage their political influence for years to come.Since it reopened on May 1, Texas has seen 102,688 new coronavirus cases, which averages 1833.7 new cases a day, according to the Texas Health Department. During the last three weeks, the state has seen a record number of daily new cases.In Florida, there have been 74,285 new cases since the state reopened on May 5, averaging 1,456 new cases a day, according to Florida’s Health Department. The state has recorded a record number of daily new cases over the last two weeks, such as the over 8,000 new cases on June 26.The state’s health department data has come under scrutiny following allegations from a former employee who contends she was forced to under-report the numbers, a matter DeSantis dismissed as a “non-issue” in May.Despite rising numbers, Abbott and DeSantis didn’t initially heed calls from health officials and city leaders to enforce safety measures.Abbott told Texans on June 16 “there is no reason right now to be alarmed.” He also declined requests that day from a group of the state’s mayors to amend his executive order and give them the power to mandate face coverings.Some of those mayors, however, pushed forward and urged their residents to wear face coverings. A county judge in San Antonio issued an order that mandated them but didn’t issue any fines.Austin Mayor Steve Adler expressed frustration with governor’s policies during an interview with ABC News June 23.“People in the community here are getting conflicting messages on that,” he told ABC News. “Here at the state, the governor continues to say it’s important, but for the longest time, we were unable to enforce it.”DeSantis also said he was against a face-covering mandate for the state, contending that people would heed the health recommendations and do it on their own.“We’ve advised that it’s something that could make an impact…(but) to put criminal penalties on that is something that would probably backfire.” he said in a news conference June 26, the day the state recorded 8,943 new cases.Leaders of some Florida cities, however, disagreed and superseded DeSantis by issuing executive orders that mandated face coverings. Tampa mayor Jane Castor, who issued a mandate on June 22, said the data proved that few cases develop with more people wearing a face covering.“Our community is looking for leadership which is why we are putting this mandatory mask ordinance in effect to protect our citizens. If we wait, more people will get sick and more lives will be lost,” she said in a statement.Palm County, Florida’s health department also issued a mandatory face covering order last week.Cody McCloud, spokesman for DeSantis’s office, told ABC News Friday that the governor hasn’t pre-empted any local governments from enacting their own COVID-19 health orders.“Governor DeSantis is supportive of local leadership as they are uniquely poised to understand the needs of their communities,”Cramer said divisions between local leaders and governors are nothing new, but the coronavirus has emboldened the municipalities to counter the top-down power structure.“If these municipalities prove that they know better, it may mean a weakening of state power,” she said.Randy Erben, an adjunct professor at the University Texas School of Law and former legislative director for Abbott, said the jump in cases is making local and state leaders find a common ground.He noted that Abbott has changed his position on COVID-19 safeguards as the data has shown a jump in cases and has been pushing residents to wear masks and take other precautions, even if his office didn’t mandate it.“I think people are smart,” Erben told ABC News. “They listen to their experts they listen to the pol experts and they’ll do what they have to do.”Cramer said depending on how bad the pandemic gets in certain states, governors could face a reckoning, especially if local municipalities’ actions prove to save more lives than their executive orders“I’m not exactly sure what it will do for policy but it will be a wakeup call for higher-level partisan leaders. They’ll have to say, ‘We need to be better listeners to our local leaders and residents,’” she said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

People

first_imgBT Ignite, the group’s international communication services arm, hasappointed Stephen Kelly as senior vice-president for HR. Kelly joined BT in1999 where he was responsible for the realignment of the company’s rewardstrategy. He also developed long-term incentive plans for BT’s globalacquisitions, merger and joint ventures. He has experience of working across cultures and in the last 18 months hasled the management of all HR activity during a period of transformation. Hisnew role includes developing the people focus of the business on a globalscale: “The key thing about this role is strategy, as we have a presenceglobally. It’s about maximising the performance of all the people in theorganisation through HR strategy,” he says. “Primarily we’re the only main international business left in BT. Wehave to look at how we can deliver value through our people strategy.” The most challenging aspect of his job is making an impact in a globalenvironment through the development of HR policies, he explains: “We’relooking for global development, not just in the UK or Europe. Prior to joining BT he specialised in organisational development, changemanagement, compensation, and benefits and mergers. CV2002 Senior vice-president of HR, BTIgnite2000 Vice-president organisational development and international reward, BTIgnite1999 Compensation strategy manager, BTIgnite1997 Head of compensation and benefits, NPIOn the movePrue Leith OBE (pictured) is the newchair of the Ashridge Management College board of governors. Leith succeeds SirMichael Angus who becomes president. Leith, who was businesswoman of the yearin 1991, is a non-executive director of Woolworth’s, Whitbread, Triven and 3e.She founded Leith’s Restaurant and Leith’s School of Food and Wine and haspreviously been chair of the Royal Society of Arts.John Keeble has joined Aon as directorof knowledge management. He joins the insurance broker from Enterprise Oilwhere he was the head of knowledge management. He has held senior posts inenergy risk management across Enterprise Oil and at ICI. Keeble is responsiblefor delivering synergies across the business by ensuring the effectiveapplication of the knowledge and experience within the group.Rita Pennington is the new directorof consultancy for the UK at Empower group. She has previously held senior HRroles at Littlewoods, Kellogg’s, in local government and the NHS. She has alsoworked at Gemini, PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG. She has a BA in economics,MSc in organisational behaviour and is a neuro-linguistic programmingpractitioner and qualified psychometric assessor. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. PeopleOn 23 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more