T.D. supports new anti-bullying practices

first_imgAdvertisement Education Minister Ruairi Quinn and Children and Youth Affairs Minister Frances Fitzgerald launching the new Action Plan on Bullying at the Department of Education.Fine Gael T.D. for Limerick and President of the Irish Association of Suicidology, Dan Neville has called on teachers, parents and students in Limerick to engage with the new anti-bullying guidelines announced by Minister for Education and Skills Ruairi Quinn T.D.The guidelines form part of the national Action Plan on Bullying, which was published in January 2013.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The new procedures require the implementation of education and prevention strategies for bullying and cyber-bullying in all schools in Limerick and around the country.“This is the first practical step in this Government’s efforts to reduce bullying in our schools in an effort to protect our children and improve their educational experience”, Mr. Neville said.“I urge all members of the school community to engage with this process in order to explore the issue of bullying and take measures to ensure that bullying is tackled within their school”, he added.Mr. Neville believes that a blind eye has been turned to bullying in schools around Ireland and that the pro-active measures outlined by the Department of Education should work to reduce bullying. Twitter Email Facebook Linkedincenter_img WhatsApp NewsT.D. supports new anti-bullying practicesBy Staff Reporter – September 20, 2013 625 Previous articleFamily fun guarantee today with Limerick’s Culture NightNext articleVolunteers needed for ‘Aware’ Fundraiser Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Printlast_img read more

Zero Deposit claims to be leading cash deposits alternative market with 11,000 tenancies

first_imgLeading cash deposits alternative platform Zero Deposit has signed a deal with the National Landlords Association (NLA) to be its exclusive supplier, giving it access to the organisation’s 41,500 member landlords.The NLA says it picked Zero Deposit after looking at other suppliers in the market and that its products’ regulated status with the Financial Conduct Authority helped clinch the deal.“We looked very carefully at this market and considered the various products available,” says the NLA’s CEO Richard Lambert (pictured, above).The deal follows a similar agreement with the other main landlord member organisation, the Residential Landlords’ Association, announced last month.Zero Deposit also recently revealed that it had signed up senior industry figure and former ARLA President Peter Savage as its spokesperson and ‘champion’.“Landlords have had a tough time of late and have found themselves having to navigate through a pretty hostile market, with ever more changes to regulation and the tax regime,” says Zero Deposit CEO Jon Notley (right).“One area offering some respite is the burgeoning deposit replacement market.”Zero deposit has also revealed that its deposits alternative product now covers 11,000 tenancies in the UK and is being offered through 2,100 letting agency branches, putting it just ahead of its key rival Flatfair, which covers 10,000 tenancies.”Its CEO Franz Doerr told The Negotiator that the company has processed 12,000 tenancies so far of which 2,000 have ended, leaving 10,000 still running.“Adding the NLA to our list of partners is an exciting next step for us as we continue to expand and make Zero Deposit the go-to product in the sector,” says Notley. August 1, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Zero Deposit claims to be leading cash deposits alternative market with 11,000 tenancies previous nextProducts & ServicesZero Deposit claims to be leading cash deposits alternative market with 11,000 tenanciesClaim is made as it inks deal with National Landlords Association, giving it access to over 41,500 property investors.Nigel Lewis1st August 20190471 Viewslast_img read more

Portugal and the U.S. Sign an Agreement to Fight against Terrorism

first_img The agreement for preventing and combating terrorism and organized crime was signed after a meeting between the U.S. cabinet secretary and the Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luis Amado; Minister of Justice, Alberto Costa; and Minister of Internal Administration, Rui Pereira. The Portuguese Justice Minister emphasized the “excellent relations between Portugal and the United States” and declared that this “new agreement” unites them “more closely in working together in the fight against cross-border organized crime.” In addition, due to the new legal framework, investigators “will be able to share information across borders” in order to fight against crime, she added. In this way, “the two countries will be more prepared to confront terrorism,” he added. In a press conference after the signing of the document, Napolitano affirmed that the agreement is an “advance in U.S.-Portuguese bilateral relations for combating organized crime and confronting global threats.” A team of lawyers from the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York and the British NGO Reprieve, representing more than 40 of the 229 Guantánamo detainees, also visited Portugal this week and said that there were eight prisoners who wanted to start a new life in Portugal. The possibility that Portugal will accept detainees from the American base in Cuba has been the subject of anticipation in Portugal since the American special envoy for the closure of the prison, Daniel Fried, visited Lisbon two weeks ago, and the Portuguese government announced that it could accept “two or three” prisoners. center_img The lawyers affirmed that these detainees wanted to come to Portugal because it was the first European country to offer asylum to help the United States close the prison. By Dialogo July 01, 2009 “This agreement protects matters that are very critical for society, like security, but does so while respecting citizens’ rights and protecting their privacy,” the U.S. cabinet secretary, who is on a trip to several European countries, emphasized. Lisbon, June 30 (EFE).- Today Portugal and the United States signed an agreement to collaborate against terrorism and organized crime, during a visit to the Portuguese capital by the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano. Although the agenda released by the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs had indicated that today’s meeting would include discussion of cooperation on closing the prison at Guantánamo, Napolitano affirmed that the issue had not been specifically discussed. last_img read more

International Law Section sets forum for Canada

first_img September 1, 2002 Assistant Editor Regular News International Law Section sets forum for Canada International Law Section sets forum for Canada Amy K. Brown Assistant EditorMembers of The Florida Bar’s International Law Section will be traveling to the Great White North this month for their Fourth Annual Florida-Canada Forum, to be held in Montreal and Quebec, Canada.Beginning Friday, September 13 in Quebec City and wrapping up Monday, September 16 in Montreal, the conference offers several international business-oriented programs with speakers from France, Canada, and Florida.“We’re developing quite a good relationship with the Canadian Bar Association,” said Lucius Smejda, treasurer and CLE chair of the International Law Section. “This year they are really rolling out the red carpet for us.”On Friday, forum participants from Florida will join members of the Quebec Bar and the Versailles Bar in the Quebec 2002 Colloquium for a full day at the Château Frontenac in Quebec City centered on “The Challenge of Advising Financially Troubled Businesses.”“We’re trying to focus on the practical issues of the lawyer being involved,” said Smejda. “It’s very difficult because the corporation or business represents so many interested parties: clients, shareholders, officers, directors, employees. It’s a thorny thicket of problems.”One of the goals of the day is to look at the ethical rules in place to govern lawyers’ conduct in advising financially troubled businesses, and how new laws passed by Congress, including the “Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act of 2002,” will affect lawyers’ involvement and the troubled businesses in general.The first session, from 9:30 to noon, will address how and when the legal advisor should intervene, whether to re-organize or re-establish the business, and the consequences of a business’ financial trouble for its associated companies.After lunch, participants will continue the seminar with a discussion of business ethics in the wake of the Enron scandal, a comparative analysis of professional legal ethics in various jurisdictions, and a look at multidisciplinary perspectives post-Enron scandal.“This is tied into Canada because U.S. accounting and legal rules apply so widely throughout the world,” Smejda said. “In this particular case, in Canada, there are firms who offer both accounting and legal services. In the case of companies that are financially troubled, that results in some very, very major conflicts of interest.. . . “Congress is moving to require complete separation in accounting firms between audit and management advisory services. Similarly, as this is happening in the accounting firms, the legal profession needs to look at this as well.”The group will participate in informal get-togethers and tours over the weekend, and on Monday, participants will travel to Montreal for two sessions.Monday morning’s session will focus on the International Civil Law Notary Practice in Canada and the United States, including relevant treaties and conventions and a panel to discuss specific case studies and best practices, and it will be held at the Montreal Notaries’ Chambers.“Civil law notaries are kind of super-lawyers,” said Smejda. “Florida is the first state (in the United States) that really created this special super-lawyer notary status.”Smejda, who is himself a civil law notary, said that such notaries are common in other countries, but have not existed in the United States for very long. Civil law notary status “allows Florida lawyers to create evidence to be used in foreign jurisdictions,” he said. “We can actually create evidentiary documents that have probative value in many of the 80 countries that have civil law notaries.”Participants also will discuss the Montreal International Financial Center — an onshore tax haven created when Canada and the Province of Quebec worked together to aggressively recruit international business to the area.Foreign financial institutions that locate offices in Montreal are entitled to a partial tax-free status, Smejda said. The Canadian government saw the success Miami found when it tried a similar approach, and, by making small changes in its tax code, Montreal created a desirable location for these large foreign-owned banks.“But, what Montreal is doing is much more aggressive than what we did (in Miami),” Smejda said. “They’re hoping to attract the international financial institutions that otherwise would go to the Bahamas (or to other areas in the Caribbean). . . and they’re succeeding.”For more information contact Lucius Smejda at (305) 358-9995, or Angela Froelich at (850) 561-5633 or at [email protected]last_img read more

Why millennials are shunning traditional financial tools

first_imgA rising number of 20-somethings don’t have credit cards, and they want a different kind of relationship with financial advisors, too.by: Kimberly PalmerMore than one-third of 18- to 29-year-olds have never had a credit card, according to a survey of 1,000 adults released last month by CreditCards.com. Thanks to the 2009 Card Act, which put strict limits on how credit cards are marketed and issued to young people, as well as the Great Recession, which seems to have made young adults more hesitant to take on debt, credit cards are no longer a wallet staple.“For college students, it’s a whole lot harder to get a credit card than it used to be,” says Matt Schulz, senior industry analyst for CreditCards.com and U.S. News Money blogger. When he was in college 25 years ago, he recalls credit card offers all over campus. “There were tables offering Frisbees and T-shirts for signing up, and that just isn’t happening anymore because of the Credit Card Act,” he says. Now, he adds, college students stick with debit or prepaid cards instead.Those shifting credit card habits are just the beginning of what makes millennials different when it comes to money. Financial experts who work with millennials also say they’re looking for a different type of relationships with financial advisors, including more virtual communication via Skype calls or even social media. They also want to understand their investments and make sure they’re keeping fees to a minimum, which differs from the more hands-off approach favored by their parents’ generation.“Millennials are skeptical toward the financial industry. They lived through the Great Recession and are distrustful of Wall Street, but at the same time, they are engaged in their finances and want to manage their money,” says Silviya Simeonova, a senior analyst at Corporate Insight, a consulting and research firm. continue reading » 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

New members in minutes

first_imgA new mobile app gives consumers the opportunity to become members of USALLIANCE Financial and fund their new accounts in just minutes, transforming what has traditionally been a cumbersome process.The enrollment option, which is included as a feature of the credit union’s Apple and Android standard apps, guides prospective members to scan the barcode of their driver’s license. That simple step serves to prepopulate the enrollment application, reduces keystrokes, aids in verifying their identity, and provides key information for qualifying them for membership, notes CUES member Kristi Kenworthy, AVP/e-commerce for the $1 billion+ Rye, N.Y., credit union serving 80,000 members throughout the Northeast.The mobile enrollment process also employs GPS to compare applicants’ physical locations to the address on their driver’s license, adding another layer of security. The native app, developed in partnership with GRO Solutions, Atlanta, offers “a slick user experience with a focus on making it easy, quick, and secure,” Kenworthy says.The onboarding app is also installed on iPads used in new member enrollment at USALLIANCE Financial’s 22 branches, which creates “an opportunity for employees to provide a better member experience,” says VP/Marketing Tori Burton, also a CUES member. “They tell new members, ‘We can open your account in less than three minutes,’ and they also let members know the process is so intuitive they can open additional accounts in the future from their phones.” continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Credit unions, leagues talk tax status, reg relief with policymakers

first_imgProtecting the credit union tax status, the need for regulatory relief and data security were the topics of discussions with policymakers across Capitol Hill this week, as credit union leagues from 5 states participated in Hike the Hill. Credit unions from Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Pennsylvania and Vermont met with members of Congress, as well as federal agencies, during their time in Washington, D.C.“Our main message was about the credit union tax status and how it’s core to our business model,” said Justin Hupfer, CEO of PolicyWorks. “We wanted to make sure legislators are aware that the benefits of our tax treatment end up with our members, who save $110 million per year in Iowa.”Before their day of meetings, Connecticut’s credit unions enjoyed a welcome session at Credit Union House with CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle.Once on the Hill, credit unions asked for support of the tax status, support for the Residential Loan Parity Act, support for any proposals that would impose data security standards on merchants and discussed the effect on consumers of the Equifax breach with their congressional delegation. When meeting with the NCUA, credit union leaders had a discussion about the long-term outlook on the Share Insurance Fund. 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Cal Cunningham concedes to Senator Thom Tillis in North Carolina.

first_img– Advertisement – With a vast majority of votes counted, Mr. Tillis was leading by just under 100,000 votes, according to Edison Research, in an election that drew more voters and political spending than any in the state’s history. Mr. Tillis took a lead on election night and never lost it, but because of an influx of mail-in ballots, the result was still not official on Thursday, long after most other races were called.In a pre-emptive victory speech last week, Mr. Tillis said North Carolinians were “letting everybody know that the truth still does matter, letting everybody know that character still matters, and letting everybody know that keeping your promises still matters.” – Advertisement – The result was a relief for Republicans, who viewed the seat as a potential tipping point whose loss could have cost them control of the Senate. A win by Mr. Tillis would give Republicans 49 Senate seats to Democrats’ 48. Another race remained uncalled in Alaska, where Senator Dan Sullivan, a Republican, is favored to win.Either way, Mr. Tillis’s apparent victory only increased the already towering stakes of a pair of January Senate runoffs in Georgia, where a clean sweep by Democrats could hand them a working majority, with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris empowered to cast tiebreaking votes.Republicans view that outcome as a long shot in a state they have historically dominated, but both parties were already pouring tens of millions of dollars into the races and honing messages to try to frame the holiday-season fight.center_img Cal Cunningham, the Democrat challenging Senator Thom Tillis, Republican of North Carolina, conceded the race on Tuesday after a protracted vote count, as the incumbent appeared headed for a narrow victory in a crucial swing state that would bolster his party’s hold on the Senate.Mr. Tillis, 60, had been one of the Democrats’ top targets this year, a decidedly unpopular first-term Republican in a fast-growing and increasingly competitive state. But he was able to capitalize on unexpected Republican strength in North Carolina to outrun Mr. Cunningham, who was damaged by late revelations of an extramarital affair.- Advertisement – Mr. Cunningham said in a statement on Tuesday that the election results suggested “there remain deep political divisions in our state and nation.” He added that he would “always be proud of the work we did together to lift up the voices of North Carolinians who feel left behind by our politics.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

New TOMAS research is underway: Thomas Summer and Nautics

first_imgIn 2017, the Institute for Tourism again conducted surveys of attitudes and consumption of tourists in Croatia, the TOMAS Summer survey was conducted for the tenth time (last survey was conducted in 2014), and the TOMAS Nautika Jahting survey for the fifth time (last survey was conducted in 2012) . TOMAS research is extremely important for understanding the current state of the entire tourist product, profile and behavior of tourists as well as the most important tourist consumption.The TOMAS Summer 2017 survey is conducted from June to October, in all coastal counties, in more than 70 places on the coast and islands, in hotels, camps and private accommodation, on a sample of about 5.000 respondents, domestic and foreign guests. The research collects information on the socio-demography of our guests, the characteristics of their stay and travel in Croatia, and consumption and satisfaction with the 34 elements of the offer.“We believe that, as before, this research will enable us to obtain a rich informative picture of our guests so that all those who create and promote tourism products, as well as tourism policy makers, can make decisions about the need for innovation or change. tourism market preferences. We thank the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia, the Croatian National Tourist Board and all tourist boards that finance this research. We also thank the employees of all hotels, camps, marinas, port authorities and the owners of private accommodation in which this year’s TOMAS research will be conducted for their help and cooperation. ” stand out from the Institute of Tourism. On the other hand, from July to October, the TOMAS Nautika Yachting 2017 survey is conducted – Attitudes and consumption of boaters in Croatia, in 28 marinas and eight ports open to public traffic along the coast and on the islands, sailors-yachtsmen on their own vessels and those on charter are surveyed. Previous research was conducted in 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2012 and thus seeks to maintain the continuity of this research which collects data on nautical tourism that are not available from other sources – sociodemographic profile of sailors, characteristics of their travel / navigation, costs for travel / sailing time and attitudes about the nautical and overall tourist offer of Croatia.Data will be collected during July, August, September and October, and the results of the survey will be presented to the public in December this year. You can find the results of the latest TOMAS nautical survey from 2012 herelast_img read more

Govt prepares implementing regulations for omnibus bill on job creation

first_imgBahlil, however, admitted that the bill might not have any significant impact on investment this year, adding that the effects were expected to be felt next year. The government expects to attract Rp 817.2 trillion (US$55.4 billion) in investment this year.“We estimate that growth [in investment next year] could be 2 to 3 percent higher than normal growth. But, we need to adjust the data to take into account [the impacts of] COVID-19,” said Bahlil.Investment increased 12.2 percent year-on-year (yoy) in 2019, much higher than the 4.1 percent recorded in 2018.BKPM reported in late July that Rp 191.9 trillion in investment had been recorded in the second quarter of this year, 4.3 percent lower than the same period last year. Domestic investment fell 1.4 percent yoy and foreign direct investment fell 6.9 percent yoy.However, Bahlil said his office estimated the investment figures in the July-September period would be better than the figures in the April-June period.Topics : The government is trying to revise 79 prevailing laws and more than 1,200 articles with the omnibus bill. The bill, which is more than 1,000 pages long and contains 174 articles in 15 chapters, has faced backlash from labor unions, observers and NGOs that argue it will jeopardize labor rights and weaken environmental protection, among other issues.Read also: Omnibus bill could hurt labor, environmental protections: World BankLawmakers are expected to discuss issues related to the employment provisions in the bill this month to accommodate proposed revisions on wages, severance pay, layoffs and social security, among other things, that were submitted by 18 labor unions in August.The government expects the bill to address many overlapping regulations and help attract investment to support economic growth and create jobs. The government has begun preparing regulations so the omnibus bill on job creation can be implemented within a month after being passed into law, expected to be in October, an official has said.Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) head Bahlil Lahadalia said Tuesday the government had been preparing the implementing regulations for the articles in the bill that had been agreed upon by lawmakers.“We have prepared the concepts of the government regulations,” Bahlil said in a virtual presser on Tuesday. “They will only need some adjustments if there are any changes to the articles.”last_img read more