FARM-Africa Chief Executive wins Charity Principal of 2003

first_img 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.  36 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis FARM-Africa Chief Executive wins Charity Principal of 2003 Tagged with: Awards Management Recruitment / people Dr Christie Peacock, Chief Executive of NGO FARM-Africa was awarded Charity Principal of the Year at the 2003 UK Charity Awards held in London last night.Dr Peacock ” described as ‘an inspiring leader of people who makes decisions thoroughly and communicates well to her staff in the UK and throughout Africa’ ” became Chief Executive in 1999 when the charity was on the verge of closure. Over the last four years, she has turned FARM-Africa around, increasing both its reserves and annual turnover, and enabling it to set up new programmes such as the recent development into new country Uganda with the Uganda Dairy Goat Project. “I am delighted and honoured to have received this award, not only for FARM-Africa but in reflection of the dedication of the FARM-Africa staff in Africa and the UK, who work together in support of Africa’s small scale farmers,” she said. Advertisementcenter_img Commended for demonstrating “consistently strong leadership of the organisation, addressing all areas of being a true charity principal” by the UK Charity Awards Judges, Dr. Peacock was particularly appraised for her “deep personal involvement and commitment at all levels of the group’s work” for her constant dedication to developing innovative ways of helping Africa become self-sufficient. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 3 September 2003 | Newslast_img read more

FTP! Cops out of labor movement, youth in!

first_imgThe American Federation of Labor was founded in 1886 and the Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1935. The two union federations merged in 1955. For most of this time police organizations — wrongly referred to as unions — were not affiliated with the U.S. labor movement. The International Union of Police Associations, comprised of local police groups, like the Fraternal Order of Police, the Police Benevolent Association and others, was not chartered by the AFL-CIO until 1979.If the federation is to uphold its Mission Statement — its stated purpose is “to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our nation” — the AFL-CIO must immediately expel the IUPA.Consistently, police associations side with their members against the communities they occupy and routinely subject to brutal, all-too-often deadly force. They defend the violent suppression of recent Black Lives Matter protests, which has led to several deaths and numerous injuries.Their contracts have a long list of protective disciplinary guidelines — which most employers would never agree to — making it nearly impossible to hold cops accountable for misconduct, including murder. A prime example is Bob Kroll, the president of Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis. Calling on Kroll to resign, Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bill McCarthy explained, “Kroll has a long history of bigoted remarks and complaints of violence made against him. As union President, he antagonizes and disparages members of the Black community. He advocates for military-style police tactics making communities less safe and the police force more deadly. “Despite his conduct, Kroll was reelected with an overwhelming majority.”Kroll, who now defends the killers of George Floyd, is hardly exceptional. As a resolution passed by Seattle’s MLK Labor states, “Systemic racism exists in the City of Seattle Police Department.” The Seattle Police Officers Guild faces expulsion from the local labor federation if it does not affirm “that racism is a structural problem in our society and in law enforcement that until addressed creates undue harm on Black and BIPOC [Black, Indigenous, People of Color] communities.” There are calls for stronger action, including a petition signed by thousands of union members calling for the AFL-CIO to expel the IUPA and for AFL-CIO-affiliated public sector unions with police units “to terminate their relationships with unionized police and correctional officers.” (tinyurl.com/ybcgbonv) Cops aren’t part of working classSome misguided union members might think that cop associations are merely fulfilling their legal obligation — the “duty of fair representation.” But real unions, historically, have not defended racist conduct. For example, during World War II, backward white autoworkers staged “hate strikes” to keep Black workers from getting jobs on the assembly line. The United Auto Workers told the auto companies to fire the racist workers. More importantly, there is a fundamental distinction between labor unions, which represent the organized working class, and “fraternal orders” or “benevolent associations” that represent the uniformed goons of the capitalist state. The police represent an alien class interest. In communities of color they are essentially a colonial occupying force that consistently upholds white supremacy — which their membership organizations reinforce. In the U.S., police forces began as armed bodies to support chattel slavery, or “slave catchers.” From the first strikes in the 1800s until today, the police have sided with the bosses and upheld capitalist wage-slavery. In addition, policing is a drain on city budgets already strained by falling tax revenues during an economic crisis and exorbitant interest payments demanded by big banks.Why, we must ask AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka, are police allowed to be a part of the labor movement? Yet he takes the pathetic position that “The short answer is not to disengage and just condemn.”  (publicintegrity.org, June 5)Certain supervisors — those who can hire and fire workers — are often not allowed to join unions. A lone individual who crosses a picket line can be barred from union membership. It’s past time to expel the cops — police, prison and detention guards, border patrol and all armed agents of the capitalist class — and get their toxic presence out of the labor movement once and for all.Growing class consciousness explains the mass popularity of the slogans “f— the police” and “all cops are b—ds.” The acronyms FTP and ACAB (1312) have been spray painted from coast to coast. This is a working-class revolt.These youth, many of them low-wage workers, are putting their lives on the line for Black Lives Matter. Theirs is exactly the awareness, energy and militancy that the labor movement desperately needs. These youth want to be organized into unions, not be targeted by police or be incarcerated.  Not only should the cops be thrown out, the young, multinational working class that has taken on the state needs to be brought in to replace them.FTP! Organize the youth! FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Time to Apply for WHIP+ for 88 Indiana Counties

first_img By Eric Pfeiffer – Jul 14, 2020 Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Time to Apply for WHIP+ for 88 Indiana Counties The WHIP+ program was originally created to assist with hurricane or wildfire relief. However, Indiana Farm Service Agency Executive Director Steve Brown says changes to the program have made it available to Indiana farmers.“Our next major task is the WHIP+ program. We didn’t have a lot of activity in that program, but earlier in the year they made excessive moisture a qualifying factor. Last year in Indiana, we had 88 counties designated for disaster due to excessive moisture, so we’ve got a lot of activity yet to do.”Questions about WHIP+ should be directed to your county FSA office, some of which are now able to see producers in person if you’ve made an appointment. You should call your local office prior to a visit.Brown says FSA employees are ready for your calls and the work they’ve done during the COVID-19 pandemic has been remarkable.“You know, we are a customer facing agency and we really had to become creative. If you go out and look at some of our county offices and take pictures of what they’re doing, we’ve got desks sitting outside offices, we’ve got windows open where they put stuff in, it’s just amazing how they’ve been able to work and get producers served. Our producers have been great helping us too.”Visitors to FSA offices will be pre-screened based on health concerns or recent travel and must adhere to social distancing guidelines. You may also be required to wear a face covering during your appointment. Time to Apply for WHIP+ for 88 Indiana Counties Previous articleChina Makes Biggest US Corn Buy EverNext articleTime to Apply for WHIP+ for 88 Indiana Counties and an Indiana Corn Disease Update on the HAT Wednesday Podcast Eric Pfeiffer Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

Reporters Without Borders to host WikiLeaks mirror site

first_img RSF_en December 21, 2010 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Reporters Without Borders to host WikiLeaks mirror site Organisation Reporters Without Borders will begin tomorrow to host a mirror website for the US diplomatic cables leaked by WikiLeaks. Its address will be wikileaks.rsf.org.“This is a gesture of support for WikiLeaks’ right to publish information without being obstructed,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We defend the free flow of information on the Internet and the protection of sources, without which investigative journalism cannot exist.”By publishing the US diplomatic cables, WikiLeaks made a large amount of hitherto unpublished material available to five leading international newspapers and the general public. The harassment and attempts to close WikiLeaks represent an attack on the “democracy watchdog” role to which article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights refers. The European Court of Human Rights has on several occasions stressed that this role entails the protection of sources and the absence of government measures designed to silence these sources.As is often the case with investigative journalism, laws were broken to obtain the documents that were passed to WikiLeaks, and which WikiLeaks has made available to leading news media. In theory, this means that WikiLeaks, and the media that have been cooperating with it, could be regarded as accomplices. But Reporters Without Borders points out that the European Court on Human Rights has ruled that the notion of “complicity” does not apply when it can it be said – as it can in this case – that the release of such documents serves the general interest and the public right’s to be informed.Reporters Without Borders is hosting a WikiLeaks mirror site in the name of the free flow of news and information. We are doing this solely as part of the partnership that WikiLeaks has established with news media. This partnership will be constantly reassessed in the light of WikiLeaks’ activities and the content it offers in the future. center_img News Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

JPL’s Miniature 3-D Camera Offers Brain Surgery Innovation

first_img Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Science and Technology JPL’s Miniature 3-D Camera Offers Brain Surgery Innovation Article and Photo courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/Skull Base Institute Published on Thursday, August 27, 2015 | 3:28 pm A laboratory prototype of MARVEL, one of the world’s smallest 3-D cameras. MARVEL is in the center foreground. On the display is a 3-D image of the interior of a walnut, taken by MARVEL previously, which has characteristics similar to that of a brain. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Skull Base InstituteTo operate on the brain, doctors need to see fine details on a small scale. A tiny camera that could produce 3-D images from inside the brain would help surgeons see more intricacies of the tissue they are handling and lead to faster, safer procedures.An endoscope with such a camera is being developed at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. MARVEL, which stands for Multi Angle Rear Viewing Endoscopic tooL, has been honored this week with the Outstanding Technology Development award from the Federal Laboratory Consortium. An endoscope is a device that examines the interior of a body part.“With one of the world’s smallest 3-D cameras, MARVEL is designed for minimally invasive brain surgery,” said Harish Manohara, principal investigator of the project at JPL. Manohara is working in collaboration with surgeon Dr. Hrayr Shahinian at the Skull Base Institute in Los Angeles, who approached JPL to create this technology.MARVEL’s camera is a mere 0.2 inch (4 millimeters) in diameter and about 0.6 inch (15 millimeters) long. It is attached to a bendable “neck” that can sweep left or right, looking around corners with up to a 120-degree arc. This allows for a highly maneuverable endoscope.Operations with the small camera would not require the traditional open craniotomy, a procedure in which surgeons take out large parts of the skull. Craniotomies result in higher costs and longer stays in hospitals than surgery using an endoscope.Stereo imaging endoscopes that employ traditional dual-camera systems are already in use for minimally invasive surgeries elsewhere in the body. But surgery on the brain requires even more miniaturization. That’s why, instead of two, MARVEL has only one camera lens.To generate 3-D images, MARVEL’s camera has two apertures — akin to the pupil of the eye — each with its own color filter. Each filter transmits distinct wavelengths of red, green and blue light, while blocking the bands to which the other filter is sensitive. The system includes a light source that produces all six colors of light to which the filters are attuned. Images from each of the two sets are then merged to create the 3-D effect.Now that researchers have demonstrated a laboratory prototype, the next step is a clinical prototype that meets the requirements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The researchers will refine the engineering of the tool to make it suitable for use in real-world medical settings.In the future, the MARVEL camera technology could also have applications for space exploration. A miniature camera such as this could be put on small robots that explore other worlds, delivering intricate 3-D views of geological features of interest.“You can implement a zoom function and get close-up images showing the surface roughness of rock and other microscopic details,” Manohara said.“As a skull base surgeon with a specific vision of endoscopic brain surgery, it has been a privilege and a great personal honor working with the JPL team over the past eight years to realize this project,” Shahinian said.MARVEL is being developed at JPL for the Skull Base Institute, which has licensed the technology from the California Institute of Technology. JPL is managed for NASA by Caltech. 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. First Heatwave Expected Next Week 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Herbeauty12 Signs He’s Ready To Spend The Rest Of His Life With YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Top of the News Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

PEN Celebrated 10 Years with Wine and Craft Spirits Tasting

first_img Business News Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday The Pasadena Education Network (PEN) celebrated its 10th Anniversary on Sunday, April 10, at Claud Beltran’s Bacchus’ Kitchen. The event included a wine tasting, craft spirits tasting sponsored by Pasadena’s micro distillery Stark Spirits, Beltran’s eclectic appetizers, and desserts from Nothing Bundt Cake. Live music, a silent auction, and a recognition event topped off the celebration.PEN is a network of more than 1,000 parents who support and send their children to Pasadena Unified School District schools. The grassroots nonprofit, which was founded in 2006 by a group of preschool parents, promotes family participation in public education in Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre. The PEN Founding Families will be recognized for their vision and commitment to providing parents with the knowledge, skills, and resources that they need to become engaged parents in our community’s public schools. Additionally, PEN recognized three outstanding volunteers who represent the type of involvement for which they advocate.Richard Webster is co-President and a board member of the Helen and Will Webster Foundation. The Foundation primarily supports initiatives that help young people, with an emphasis on funding educational and children’s health issues. Richard has been actively engaged with PUSD both as a parent and as a supporter of many academic programs that have improved student learning in PUSD. He and his wife Kim Kenne, who is the Vice President of the PUSD Board of Education, believed in PEN’s mission from the beginning, and have remained actively involved with PEN during its 10 year history.Kitty Cahalan is currently the President of the Pasadena Unified School District PTA Council. During her tenure, PTA membership increased while other districts declined. This lead to the Council receiving the First District PTA Renaissance Award. Previously, Kitty was a Vice President and Auditor for the PTA Council and held numerous positions on the Longfellow Elementary PTA. Additionally, she has been an active classroom volunteer, supporting science activities and events. For her next gig, Kitty will be the PTA Membership Chair for Blair International Baccalaureate School.Monica Obregon is the President of John Muir High School’s PTSA, a position she has held for the past two years. Monica revived Muir’s PTSA, increasing membership from four parents to more than 100. She actively supports the school’s academic academies, participates in parent and student orientations, and has built bridges with the surrounding community. Under her leadership, the PTSA has initiated a School Beautification Day, Honor Roll dinner, a monthly teacher breakfast, and more. She is a role model for how parents can support all students at their schools.PEN’s Founding Families are Kristin Maschka & David Hitchcock, Maggie & Chris Brandow, Jackie Clem & Chris Whiting, Brence Culp & Mark Goodstein, Haley & Marc Karish, Julie & Tod Cole, Christine & Larry O’Brien, Julie & John Root, Jennifer McCreight, Kim Kenne, and Dhari Thein.PEN is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes family participation in public education to benefit all students. PEN provides services to help parents explore and evaluate their public school options as well as become volunteer leaders in their schools and in the district.For more information contact PEN at (866) 216-7334 or www.penfamilies.org. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News center_img Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff 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. Benefits PEN Celebrated 10 Years with Wine and Craft Spirits Tasting From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 | 2:23 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Trial of man accused of 2008 Derry murder adjourned in Dublin

first_img Google+ The trial of a man accused of murdering Derry woman Jean Quigley at Cornshell Fields in July 2008 has been adjourned unexpectedly at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin.Earlier this week, a  jury was sworn in for the trial of 38 year old Stephen Cahoon, but before the trial proper could start, Mr Justice Garrett Sheehan said an issue had arisen, and the case had to be adjourned.The jury was dismissed, and a new trial date will be fixed on Monday week next, May 30th. Twitter Facebook Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Previous articleTwo men arrested after Letterkenny drugs find freed pending files to the DPPNext articleTributes paid to Dr Garrett Fitzgerald News Highland Google+ Twitter Trial of man accused of 2008 Derry murder adjourned in Dublin Pinterest NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Newsx Adverts By News Highland – May 19, 2011 WhatsApplast_img read more

Urgent call made for meeting with incoming Environment Minister on future of salmon fishing

first_img Urgent call made for meeting with incoming Environment Minister on future of salmon fishing Facebook Homepage BannerNews 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Previous articlePublic Inquiries on A5 scheme proposals to begin next weekNext articlePresident Michael D. Higgins to make first official visit to Letterkenny admin Pinterestcenter_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Calls have made on the Donegal Islands Committee to write to the incoming Minister for the Environment requesting an urgent meeting in relation to the future of Salmon fishing in Donegal.It’s been claimed that fishermen across the county and further afield have been devastated due to the restrictions in salmon fishing while also having to pay an ‘excessive’ license fee.Councillor Micheal Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig says it’s time for the ban on salmon fishing to be reconsidered and the incoming Minister needs to hear the concerns of the local fishing community:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/salmonfishing.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – April 15, 2016 Pinterest Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

Judges Pay Revision: Supreme Court To Summon Chief Secretaries If States Fail To Respond To Pay Commission Report [Read Order]

first_imgTop StoriesJudges Pay Revision: Supreme Court To Summon Chief Secretaries If States Fail To Respond To Pay Commission Report [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK4 Nov 2020 3:19 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Wednesday passed a peremptory order that the State Governments should file their replies to the recommendations of the Second National Judicial Pay Commission within a period of five weeks from today.If the States default on filing the replies within the said time, the Chief Secretaries will have to personally appear before the court on the notified date, ordered a bench…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Wednesday passed a peremptory order that the State Governments should file their replies to the recommendations of the Second National Judicial Pay Commission within a period of five weeks from today.If the States default on filing the replies within the said time, the Chief Secretaries will have to personally appear before the court on the notified date, ordered a bench led by the Chief Justice of India.The bench expressed surprise at the fact that 20 states have failed to respond to the final report submitted by the Pay Commission in January 2020, which recommended hike in the pay, pension and allowances to judicial officers across the country.”We are surprised that 20 states have not filed their responses. The matter is of seminal importance for the subordinate judiciary in the country”, stated the bench comprising CJI S A Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian in the order passed in the case All India Judges Association v Union of India and others.The bench also extended the tenure of the commission headed by Justice P V Reddi, former judge of the Supreme Court, till January 31, 2021.The bench further directed that the proposals submitted by the Commission for sanction of amounts for payment to experts and consultants may be processed.Also, appropriate honorarium shall be paid to Justice V Reddy and Senior Advocate R Basant(Member of the Commission), ordered the bench.The top court also extended the term of the Member-Secretary of the Commission, Vinay Kumar Gupta, who is on deputation from Delhi Higher Judicial Service, till January 31, 2021.Furthermore, based on the request of amicus curiae Senior Advocate P S Narasimha, the bench issued notice to the Attorney General for India, considering the importance of the matter.The Commission submitted its final report recommending increase in the pay, pension and allowances of judicial officers on January 29, 2020.The Commission was constituted by the Supreme Court as per its orders in the All India Judges Association case. On November 16, 2017, the Ministry of Law and Justice had issued the notification in that regard.The recommendations made by the Commission are applicable to the Judicial officers throughout the country. Some of the salient features of the recommendations are :PayAs per the revised pay structure evolved by the Commission, the Junior Civil Judge/First Class Magistrate whose staring pay is Rs.27,700/- will now get Rs.77,840/-.The next higher post of Senior Civil Judge starts with the pay of Rs.1,11,000/- and that of the District Judge Rs.1,44,840/-. The highest pay which a District Judge (STS) will get, is Rs.2,24,100/-.It has recommended the adoption of Pay Matrix which has been drawn up by applying the multiplier of 2.81 to the existing pay, commensurate with the percentage of increase of pay of High Court Judges.PensionPension at 50% of last drawn pay worked out on the basis of proposed revised pay scales is recommended w. e. f. 1-1-2016. The family pension will be 30% of the last drawn pay. Additional quantum of pension to commence on completing the age of 75 years (instead of 80 years) and percentages at various stages thereafter are increased. The existing ceiling of retirement gratuity and death gratuity to be increased by 25% when the DA reaches 50%.Nodal officers to be nominated by the District Judges to assist the pensioners/family pensioners.Recommendation has been made to discontinue the New Pension Scheme (NPS) which is being applied to those entering service during or after 2004. The old pension system, which is more beneficial to be revivedAllowancesThe existing allowances have been suitably increased and certain new features have been added. However, the CCA is proposed to be discontinued. Recommendations are made to improve the medical facilities and to simplify the reimbursement procedure. Medical facilities to be granted to pensioners and family pensioners also.Certain new allowances viz. children education allowance, home orderly allowance, transport allowance in lieu of pool car facility, have been proposed. HRA proposed to be increased uniformly in all States. Steps to ensure proper maintenance of official quarters recommended.The Supreme Court will have to issue directions regarding the implementation of recommendations after hearing the stakeholders.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]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

163 additional cases of Covid-19 reported in Northern Ireland

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Previous articleMan arrested under Terrorism Act in Derry todayNext articleMLA Daniel McCrossan tests positive for Covid-19 News Highland By News Highland – September 18, 2020 WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic 163 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours.Another two people have died of the virus.The total number of positive cases in the North has risen to 8,943.The death toll stands at 575. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterestcenter_img Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp 163 additional cases of Covid-19 reported in Northern Ireland Homepage BannerNews Twitter Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+last_img read more