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Constance Hotels Services Limited (CHSL.mu) Q12014 Interim Report

first_imgConstance Hotels Services Limited (CHSL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Constance Hotels Services Limited (CHSL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Constance Hotels Services Limited (CHSL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Constance Hotels Services Limited (CHSL.mu)  2014 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileConstance Hotels Services Limited is a Mauritian company engaged in the management and ownership of hotels and resorts that include Ultimate hotels and Unique resorts in the Indian Ocean. The Ultimate hotels collection includes Constance Le Prince Maurice- Mauritius, Constance Lemuria- Seychelles and Constance Halaveli- Maldives whilst the company’s Unique resorts collection includes Constance Belle Mare Plage- Mauritius, Constance Ephelia- Seychelles, Constance Moofushi- Maldives and Constance Tsarabanjina- Madagascar. Constance Hotels Services Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Allergy Therapeutics’ share price has risen 67% since March’s stock market crash

first_imgAllergy Therapeutics’ share price has risen 67% since March’s stock market crash Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Kirsteen has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img AIM-listed pharmaceuticals company Allergy Therapeutics (LSE:AGY) is enjoying recognition and a boost in its share price. Since falling 31% during last month’s stock market crash, the Allergy Therapeutics share price has climbed back up over 67%.Specialising in allergy vaccines, the group has gained recognition for its development of biodegradable adjuvants used to enhance the efficiency of allergy treatments.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Biotech stock to watchIt has a market cap of £86m, its price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) is 24 and earnings per share are less than 1p. It has no dividend and a debt ratio of 27%. The group saw 8% revenue growth in 2019 along with a 22% increase in pre-R&D operating profit.Many patients receiving allergy immunotherapy have an inadequate outcome because their immune system does not respond sufficiently well. Allergy Therapeutics uses adjuvants to boost patient immune responses to the injected allergens. These produce more antibodies and longer-lasting immunity, ultimately improving the efficiency of the vaccine.An academic paper published this week, acknowledged adjuvants MPL and MCT are each safe and effective. These two are used by the firm in its immunotherapies.Beating allergies from withinAllergy Therapeutics has developed immunotherapy options as an alternative to antihistamines and prescription steroids. These are used to treat hayfever, house dust mite allergy and allergies to pets. These immunotherapy treatments address the underlying cause of the allergy, rather than just its symptoms.Some of these, already brought to market, include products for combating pollen-related allergies, particularly to grasses, weeds and trees.Allergy Therapeutics has also been working on a peanut allergy vaccine for over three years. The successful creation of such a vaccine would save many lives and reduce anxiety for thousands more. Unfortunately, it is unlikely that the group will achieve this soon. Although it has massive potential, it is a very complex process. The first clinical trials of this vaccine are due to begin later this year. Although I imagine the coronavirus lockdown will now cause delays.The company also hopes to one day use its research and development progress to improve vaccines in areas such as influenza, cancers, and malaria.Allergy Therapeutics share price fluctuationsI think this is a very interesting company with the potential to create some admirable products. However, as with most companies listed on AIM, it comes with risk. This is because much depends on future outcomes rather than the here and now.The anticipation of clinical trials understandably brings excitement and positive sentiment. But there is no certainty that a trial will result in a positive outcome. A phase III trial of its birch allergy treatment failed last year. Nevertheless, if it can succeed with some of its ambitious projects, then it would be in a better position to tap into the lucrative US market, thought to be worth in excess of £1.6bn.  Back in 2017, the Allergy Therapeutics share price reached a high of 38p, only for it to tumble thereafter. At 13p, these look like cheap shares to buy, but its P/E of 24 is high, which means the positive sentiment could already be priced into the share. I think it is a company worth watching and I hope Allergy Therapeutics succeeds in its vaccine developments. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Kirsteen Mackay Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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Karspeldreef Block AB / Dick van Gameren architecten

first_img “COPY” Projects Social Housing Karspeldreef Block AB / Dick van Gameren architectenSave this projectSaveKarspeldreef Block AB / Dick van Gameren architecten Year:  CopyAbout this officeDick van Gameren architectenOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingAmsterdamHousingThe NetherlandsPublished on September 21, 2011Cite: “Karspeldreef Block AB / Dick van Gameren architecten” 21 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalVentilated / Double Skin FacadeSTAC BONDAssembly Systems – GluedLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemPodsTrimoModular Space SolutionsHanging LampsAxolightPendant Lights – HoopsStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryCabinetsburgbadWall Cabinet – Sys30AcousticUnika VaevAcoustics – Ecoustic® Foliar TileMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 “COPY” ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/167498/karspeldreef-block-ab-dick-van-gameren-architecten Clipboard Photographs:  Marcel van der Burg Text description provided by the architects. By bringing Karspeldreef back down to ground level, and by demolishing the large car parks at Kraaiennest, space was created for a series of new blocks of buildings. Block AB is the first of these blocks, which together will constitute the new northern wall of Karspeldreef, with space for businesses and shops at ground level. Block AB consists of four volumes that – connected to each other by gates and garden walls – form a closed block. All dwellings fall into the category of social council housing. Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgThe high volume on Karspeldreef contains a plinth with commercial spaces and six storeys with three- and four-room dwellings. These same housing types can also be found in the lower volume on the west side, along Groesbeekdreef. On the east side, there is a building for the Salvation Army with one-room units. At ground level, the Salvation Army accommodates a shelter and drop-in centre with a Major Bosshardt shop on the Karspeldreef side. The north side of the block consists of single-family residences, which are three storeys high and overlook the green space around the preserved flat called Kikkenstein. Save this picture!sectionsThe inner courtyard contains outer spaces for the various occupants: gardens for the single-family residences, a garden for the Salvation Army and a common green space with several parking spaces for the apartments. Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgText provided by Dick van Gameren architecten.Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgProject gallerySee allShow less2011 Jencks Award: Eric Owen MossArticlesPratt Institute 2011 Fall Lecture SeriesArticlesProject locationAddress:Amsterdam, The NetherlandsLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Sharecenter_img The Netherlands Save this picture!© Marcel van der Burg+ 15 Share 2009 Photographs Architects: Dick van Gameren architecten Year Completion year of this architecture project CopySocial Housing•Amsterdam, The Netherlands ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/167498/karspeldreef-block-ab-dick-van-gameren-architecten Clipboard Karspeldreef Block AB / Dick van Gameren architectenlast_img read more

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Cinematographer’s House and Studio / Inside Out Architecture

first_img Housing Cinematographer’s House and Studio / Inside Out Architecture ArchDaily United Kingdom Projects “COPY” “COPY” Photographs Architects: Inside Out Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Area:  263 m² Area:  263 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2012 Year:  Cinematographer’s House and Studio / Inside Out ArchitectureSave this projectSaveCinematographer’s House and Studio / Inside Out Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/407762/cinematographer-s-house-and-studio-inside-out-architecture Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/407762/cinematographer-s-house-and-studio-inside-out-architecture Clipboard Save this picture!© Ed Reeve+ 30 Share 2012 CopyHousing•Kilburn, United Kingdom photographs:  Ed ReevePhotographs:  Ed Reeve Save this picture!© Ed ReeveText description provided by the architects. The layout of the house is uniquely tailored to the client’s specific lifestyle and livelihood, with a number of unusual spaces including a high-spec cinema, a double height library and a renovated warehouse studio complimenting the more traditional domestic spaces.Save this picture!© Ed ReeveThe house’s picturesque urban setting adds to its singular character, sited on the edge of Kilburn Grange Park. A series of double-height sliding glazed screens take full advantage of these panoramic landscapes, with frameless corners eroding the division between house and park. Save this picture!© Ed ReeveThe ancillary spaces are, by contrast, quite tactile and personal. Intimate bathrooms are located within freestanding joinery pods while the narrowness and subdued lighting of the main staircase helps to create a dramatic sense of arrival as you step into any of the main spaces. While the oak and stone add a sense of warmth to the white interiors, the restrained material palette of the main spaces acts as a canvas for the ever-visible green landscape outside.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessVan Alen Institute Announces Ground/Work Competition FinalistsArchitecture NewsAD Interviews: Reinier de GraafInterviewsProject locationAddress:Kilburn, London, United KingdomLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Year:  CopyAbout this officeInside Out ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingKilburnHousesUnited KingdomPublished on July 30, 2013Cite: “Cinematographer’s House and Studio / Inside Out Architecture” 30 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorGlassMitrexSolar PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSealantsAGROB BUCHTALHow To Benefit From Ceramic Tiles With Hytect SurfaceSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassFacade SystemsTrimoTrimoterm FTV in the BASE – Backing wallSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingDoorsVEKAFront Doors – SOFTLINECurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsVentilated Facades on Building in PamplonaDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewAccessories / TV MountsYellow Goat DesignScreens – BlossomMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 streamlast_img read more

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Charity law expert joins Michelmores

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Tagged with: Recruitment / people  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Specialist charity lawyer Shivaji Shiva has joined Exeter-based Michelmores LLP as Head of Charity Law. He joins from Russell-Cooke solicitors in London, where he was a partner.Shivaji advises charities and other not-for-profit organisations on a variety of issues encompassing constitutional and governance advice, restructures and mergers, and a range of commercial work including service level agreements, fundraising agreements; grant agreements and intellectual property including copyright, trade mark and copyright.Malcolm Dickinson, head of Michelmore Business Team said: “Shivaji’s all-round commercial expertise will be of immense use to the charity sector which is a fast-growing practice area for the firm.”Shivaji said: “My aim is to combine that expertise with my own experience and my long-standing personal and professional commitment to the sector to develop an acknowledged centre of excellence for legal advice to charities and other voluntary organisations both in the South West and nationally.”www.michelmores.com Howard Lake | 17 January 2008 | News Charity law expert joins Michelmoreslast_img read more

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PCES teacher in ‘Sweet 16’

first_img Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Anita Grant, PCES principal, said Pop has been employed with the Pike County Elementary School and district as the English Language Learner instructor for four years.“During this time Mrs. Pop has made a tremendous impact on our school by her dedication to her students, school and community,” Grant said.  “Under her direction EL test scores have improved overall and the rate of students exiting the program has increased.“Mrs. Pop remains updated in her field and uses her expertise to train our faculty.  She pursued and received a grant for learning in Spain to improve her personal language skills.“In addition to working with our ELL students in the classroom, Mrs. Pop goes above and beyond her position’s call of duty by securing clothing and furniture for struggling and needy families. By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author Published 4:00 am Saturday, April 4, 2015 Latest Stories “She is so highly respected throughout this community that word has spread and some families have moved to this area in large part for their children to be able to be educated by her and have her as an advocate.  She accompanies parents to a variety of meetings affecting their children in order to break down any language barriers. She translates between teachers and parents at report card conferences. She is the ultimate liaison.”Pop said the nomination is huge for her.“I feel humbled to be on the “Sweet 16” list,” she said. “I am very fortunate to be part of an amazing, collegial teaching community here at Pike County Elementary School. My colleagues and administrators are an inspiration for me. Here, we are all committed to make our students a priority and actively engaged in their education. My students and my colleagues keep me passionate and excited about what I do every day.”Pop said working for Pike County Schools has been a tremendously rewarding experience.“I’ve grown both professionally and personally, learned a lot, and met wonderful educators who quietly devote their lives to serving their students,” she said.“As an EL Teacher, I provide assistance to students with limited English skills and minority students from different countries. I also facilitate communication between school staff and parents who do not speak English.”Pops said she regards teaching as a profession that develops gradually through self-examination, trial and error, inquiry, teamwork, training, and continual practice.“I strongly believe that educators have a duty to cultivate a love of learning and equip students with the necessary skills to address both life’s challenges and opportunities,” she said. “Acquiring a second language is a complex undertaking that requires time, patience, enthusiasm and a lot of practice. Currently, the majority of my students are of Hispanic origin. Many of them have immigrated to the U.S. for economic reasons or to avoid persecution.“They bring to school their cultural and linguistic heritage and, when they arrive here they experience, aside from a new language, a new culture, and often a new way of thinking, acting, or feeling.”In working with the students and their families, Pop said she has come to realize that being a teacher also entails promoting diversity, inclusion, and universal understanding and tolerance among people.“After all, teaching is about encouraging, engaging minds, celebrating every little success, sharing knowledge, listening, having a desire to help others grow, and fostering an environment of acceptance, empathy and respect where differences are always celebrated,” she said.Prior to employment with the Pike County School System, Pop worked as an ESL teacher in Europe for six years and three additional years in South Carolina. Then, her husband’s work brought them to Alabama.Grant said the entire school system congratulates Pop on the prestigious recognition as a “Sweet 16” finalist for the 2015 Alabama Teacher of the Year award.“If chosen to represent the State of Alabama as Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Pop would be an outstanding representative,” Grant said. “We are very proud to have her as a member of the Pike County Elementary School faculty.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Tommy Bice, state schools superintendent, said in a new release that the “Sweet 16” finalists are outstanding educators who have accomplished great things with the students they teach and interact with daily.“We are honored to have them working in our schools,” Brice said.The “Sweet 16” finalist will be narrowed down to a “Final Four” before the state Teacher of the Year is announced in Montgomery on May 13. 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 HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe 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 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day submitted photoMona Pop, teacher at PCES, was announced as one of the “Sweet 16” finalists for the 2015 Alabama Teacher of the Year award.The Alabama Department of Education announced Wednesday the “Sweet 16” finalists for the 2015 Alabama Teacher of the Year award.Pike County Elementary School teacher Elena Romona “Mona” Pop is one of the eight elementary school finalists.The “Sweet 16” finalists were chosen from more than 130 teachers from across the state who were nominated by their school districts. An elementary and secondary teacher was chosen from each of the eight Alabama Board of Education districts. Skip PCES teacher in ‘Sweet 16’ You Might Like Proclamation Day service at Pike Regional CAC The Pike Regional Child Advocacy Center in Troy will host its 2015 Proclamation Day Service at noon on Monday. The… read morelast_img read more

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Residents try to ‘take back’ Galloway Park

first_imgLatest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “If the law is not going to be enforced, then this sign needs to be taken down,” Valentine said. “It’s useless. You might as well throw it in the ditch. The sign has been abused and that shows that some people have no respect for the law or for others.”Valentine said those who are drinking and doing drugs at the park should be arrested and charged.“They are breaking the law and nobody is doing anything about it,” he said.The lack of law enforcement at the park was a main topic of conversation but there were other concerns, including the safety of the playground and the lack of upkeep. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Bailey said parents and concerned citizens can clean up the park but they can’t make it a safe place.“The city and law enforcement have to do that,” she said and gestured toward a dented and leaning sign.  “This sign, ‘No Alcoholic Beverages Allowed’ prohibits drinking at the park but it goes on all the time. Why is it allowed?”Bishop Samuel Valentine shook his head as if he had no answer. Published 9:19 am Tuesday, July 5, 2016 By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like Patriotic Parade Photo/ Jacob Holmes Hundreds of people lined up Monday to watch the fifth annual Meeksville Fourth of July Parade. Some… read more Sponsored Content Skip Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Residents try to ‘take back’ Galloway Park “The park is not being kept up,” Bailey said.“And, it looks some better today because we’ve worked several days getting ready for ‘Take Back Our Park.’ But all we did was clean up the trash. The ball field is overgrown in weeds. There are deep cracks in the surface of the tennis court. The net is down.“Some of the playground equipment is damaged. Just so much neglect.”Valerie Burden said Galloway Park is a historic park and should be a safe place for children to play.“But it’s not. Not the way it is,” she said. “Just look around.”Burden pointed to exposed bolts on the curbing around the playground equipment and the cement blocks on the playground and in the dugouts. A sharp-toothed nub of a tree trunk juts out from the sandy area of the playground.“It’s just not a safe playground,” she said. “If the city has money to build a new playground, they should have the money to fix this one.“Why has it not been kept up? Why is a city park in this condition?”Annie Wood said Galloway Park is in a ideal location.“This is where the park should be. In the neighborhood, where children can walk to it and where people are all around,” she said. “It’s a neighborhood park and it’s been here a long time.“If we make this park safe for children to play, then the neighborhood will be safe and Galloway Park will be great place for all us.”Bailey agreed that Galloway Park can be a safe place but, it’s going to take more to make it that way than emptying the garbage cans.“Right now, that’s about all that’s being done.” The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… The “Take Back Our Park” event at Galloway Park in Brundidge Saturday was successful in bringing awareness to the problems at the park and generated interest in taking back the park and in making it a safe playground for the children and for the neighborhood.“We had good participation at Saturday’s event  but we would have liked to have the whole town turn out,” said Corri Bailey who is spearheading the efforts to take back the park. “Our first concern is that Galloway Park has become a hangout where people are drinking, doing drugs, using foul language and really making the park their place instead of place for kids to play and families to enjoy.” 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 HealthGet 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 Email the author Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarderlast_img read more

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Equality watchdog to probe maternity discrimination

first_imgEquality watchdog to probe maternity discriminationOn 2 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today The EOC’s investigation into the unfair treatment of pregnant women byemployers is proving there is still a lot of work to be done before equality isensured. Roisin Woolnough reportsMany employers are still treating pregnant women unfairly, with pregnancy-relateddiscrimination generating more calls to the Equal Opportunities Commission(EOC) than any other subject. Since launching the UK’s first ever investigation into pregnant womensuffering discrimination at work in September 2003, it has received 240 calls.Of those calls, 45 per cent said they had been dismissed, threatened withdismissal or redundancy or felt forced into resignation because of theirpregnancy. More than 1,000 pregnancy-related unfair dismissal claims are lodged attribunals in England and Wales every year. Most are settled or withdrawn beforea full hearing. The discrimination seems to be happening across all sectors, although theinvestigation found that women aged under 25 in full-time employment, but withless than one year’s service, are the group most likely to lodge a complaint. The next stage of the investigation will focus on the employer’sperspective. Julie Mellor, chair of the EOC, believes there needs to be moresharing of best practice. “Clearly, some employers find it difficult tomanage pregnancy, particularly small employers,” she said. “But manyothers manage it successfully. Pregnant women who are treated fairly by theiremployers are more likely to go back to work after having children.” One good example is HSBC. After introducing family-friendly policies, thebank found that three times as many female staff returned to work after havinga baby. Fiona Cannon, head of equality and diversity at Lloyds TSB and chair ofthe investigation advisory board, said her bank had similar results. “We approach the whole work-life balance thing as one, with pregnancyas part of that,” she said. “As a result, our return rate aftermaternity leave is 90 per cent, having been 72 per cent eight to 10 yearsago.” Cannon advised pregnant women and their managers to discuss arrangements assoon as possible. “The earlier you have the conversation the better,because it means you can plan,” she explained. As soon as a womanannounces her pregnancy at Lloyds, they are issued with an information pack,which includes advice on how to stay fit and healthy. That positive attitude needs to be embedded in the corporate culture,according to Cannon. “Culture is the biggest thing,” she said.”Women have babies, they continue their careers – it’s no big deal.” Surinda Sharma, director of diversity at Ford Europe, said it is vital thatwomen are treated well in an industry that has problems attracting enough womenin the first place. “We also want to be an employer of choice,” hesaid. Recouping the investment Ford has made in training and developing staffis another strong consideration. “Our policy is geared towards keepingthem,” he added. However, the EOC research shows that many employers view pregnant women asan expensive liability, and pregnancy as an ‘illness’. One employer who spoketo the EOC during its investigation, said: “My company dreads an employeebecoming pregnant. Not only does the absence jeopardise the profitability ofthe business as a whole, but the employment of other staff due to lostbusiness. Small employers should have the right to terminate pregnant women’semployment.” The investigation is looking for employers, HR professionals and women witha story to contact it with their experiences. “We want to hear about any concernsfrom HR professionals. We’re looking for bad experiences and bestpractice,” said Cannon. Most women who suffer problems are dismissed before going on maternity leave– in some cases, within hours or days of informing their employer of theirpregnancy. There is a time limit of three months in the UK for making a claimof pregnancy discrimination. This means many women have to lodge theircomplaint either in the late stages of pregnancy, or soon after giving birth. Cannon said the investigation needs to establish whether the legal frameworkis sufficiently accessible. In France, for example, there is no time limit onbringing a claim to tribunal if a woman feels she has been discriminatedagainst. The UK offers women higher maternity leave entitlement than most otherEuropean countries. However, the amount of maternity pay is among the lowest inthe EU. It also lags behind its European counterparts in terms of childcareprovision. Mellor believes some employers worry that women will be less productiveafter having a child. To overcome that fear, she said that childcare optionsmust improve. “We need to catch up with the rest of Europe on that,”she said. www.eoc.org.uk/pregnantandproductiveE-mail: [email protected]’s pregnancy investigation2004 June/July – The employers’ perspective. NOP survey ofemployers to be released, highlighting the issues for employersSeptember – Interim report, with new research on pregnancy discrimination2005 January – Release of survey of 700 women February – Launch of final reportSource: Equal Opportunities Commission Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

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Spiracle structure in ticks (Ixodida: Anactinotrichida: Arachnida): resume, taxonomic and functional significance

first_imgSpiracle and tracheal structure in the extant Ixodida is revised and shown to comprise 29 distinct component characters, some of which are common to all Anactinotrichida, while others are unique to the Ixodida or one of its six component clades of ((Argasidae Nuttalliellidae) (Prostriata Metastriata)). Structural variation both between and within families is based upon combinations of minor differences in the component characters, only one of which, spiracular position, proved to be incongruent within the most parsimonious cluster- and tree-analysis solutions. Tracheal airflow in ticks is mediated via passive diffusion gradients. In the argasid spiracle, both aeropyles and ostium are functional, although the latter is only opened briefly during infrequent periods of activity. The ixodid ostium is sealed and all gas exchange takes place via an enlarged sieveplate which reduces transpiration via small aeropyles, an underlying dense array of pedicels and possibly hygroscopic sub-atrial glands. Changes in spiracular morphology from a more ‘ancestral’ argasid type to a more ‘derived’ ixodid type are correlated with changes in tick behaviour, particularly with increased activity associated with the change from nidicoly to host-seeking.last_img read more

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From the Reds to the Blues

first_imgNOT every Blues squad can boast an ex-international with forty-three caps and three league titles, not to mention a hat-trick of FA Cups, spurring them on from the sidelines. In fact, this claim can only be made by Oxford’s footballers, who have the privilege of being coached by the former Arsenal centre back Martin Keown for the 2007/08 season. Oxford-born Keown, 41, is spending a year with the side as they look to make amends for last year’s Varsity defeat, on penalties, to Cambridge. The veteran defender is also taking his UEFA A coaching license whilst guiding the Blues through their debut season in the BUSA midlands top division.Watching the veteran defender stalk the touchline, pausing briefly to bark out instructions to his players, it was easy to imagine the man in his pomp, towering over strikers and intimidating the opposition with his sheer presence. After overseeing his side’s 2-1 win over Nottingham, including a backs-to-the-wall final twenty minutes, Keown revealed how his taking the reigns of Oxford football had come about.“It was actually me who approached the University” he said. “I rang up John Roycroft, Oxford’s Director of Sport, and asked him if there was any way in which I could help out with the football here.“The reason for approaching Oxford was that, besides being close to home, I’d have the opportunity to run the team and coach young players who are keen and willing to learn. It was also a good chance to gain real experience alongside taking my UEFA coaching badges.“Basically, I took this on to see whether I still love the game enough to go back into the professional side of things. This team is giving me my football fix at the moment and the experience of managing these players will be invaluable in the future.”The Highbury legend is not just here to further his own career, though. Keown enthused about bringing fresh players into the Blues set-up and appeared genuinely excited about helping to raise the profile of the sport in Oxford, and all the challenges that come with it. “The most difficult element so far was probably the system of trials that we held at the start of the season” he said. “I hadn’t experienced a situation like that in a long time, so we’ll probably be looking at changing that aspect of the system somehow.“What we don’t want is players slipping through the net as they’ve done in the past. There’s a lad called Cameron Knight, now in his third year, who only made his Blues debut this season. There has to be a better way of identifying talent throughout the university than the present trial system.”When pressed on which of his players have particularly caught his eye this term, Keown was quick to avoid singling out just one or two men. “We’re a team, not a group of individuals” he insisted.“It’s been hugely satisfying to see our improvement this term. The boys were beaten heavily by a representative side in our first game, but we’ve gone on to pick up some great results and challenge at the top of a tough division.”Away from the league, though, student eyes will surely be looking to Varsity and a triumph over the Tabs, although Keown played down the importance of the set-piece fixture. “I’m not just looking at this season in terms of Varsity” he said. “People will probably judge us on that one fixture, but in my eyes the sign of a quality team is showing consistency in the league.”Arsenal fans in particular will be keen to learn whether Keown’s chest-thumping, aggressive demeanour on the pitch has translated to his fledgling career in coaching. “I do try to be a bit calmer as a manager” he laughed. “What I like to see in football is composure on the ball and then aggression when you are trying to get it back. I always want to see my players putting in 100% effort out on the pitch, and thankfully the lads here have never given me less than that.”Keown was turning out for local side Marston Saints when he was spotted by Arsenal, launching him on the way to a glittering career. Who’s to say, with the Blues riding high in their league and the man himself clearly relishing being back in the sport, that a second life in coaching won’t also begin with an amateur side in Oxford?last_img read more

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