Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Data file: Employment tribunbal disputesOn 19 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today The latest in a series of articles that give the basics on key areas ofemployment legislation. This issue we look at employment tribunbal disputesThe hard facts Employment Tribunal (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations2001 These new regulations come into force on 16 July 2001 and bring in a newrange of issues for employer and employee when a claim is pursued in thetribunal. The intention behind the changes is that tribunals should activelymanage cases to a conclusion more quickly and efficiently. The main changes include: – A new overriding objective similar to that in use in County Courtprocedure – The introduction of case management powers – The increase of the fee payable to continue with a claim following a pre-hearingreview from £150 to £500 – The increase in costs that may be awarded without assessment from £500 to£10,000 – A new rule to allow tribunals to direct cases are heard in private when thereis a national security issue – The ability to lodge claims previously submitted in a number of ET1s in asingle document. www.legislation.hmso.gov.ukAlternative Dispute Resolution Acas Arbitration Scheme This new procedure was introduced in the Employment Rights (DisputeResolution) Act 1998. It is only applicable to unfair dismissal claims. The main provisions are: – Both parties must agree to arbitration – Evidence is not given on oath – There is no right of appeal except in respect of “seriousirregularity” in the arbitrator’s conduct, hearing of the case or aboutthe award made. Advantages: – Likely to be quicker than an employment tribunal– Proceedings are held in private and – Awards made are confidential. www.acas.org.uk/arbitrationMediation This is available for most litigation disputes and may be a good optionwhen: – The claim is of high value and of a sensitive nature – The issues are highly complex or involve international law. Reading around the subject – The DTI has produced a useful commentary on the main changes resultingfrom the employment tribunal regulations: www.dti.gov.uk/er/individual/et.htm– The Acas website has access to a full copy of the Arbitration Schemetogether with a guide and introduction to the provisions: www.acas.org.uk/arbitration– The Centre for Dispute Resolution (CEDR) provides a useful source ofinformation on mediation including “myths and facts”,”appropriate cases”, a news update and an online fee calculator: www.cedr.co.ukIn the news “Arbitrator to handle unfair dismissals” – The Daily Telegraph, 19February 2001
Home » News » Housing Market » Investment bank questions Rightmove’s rose-tinted agent figures previous nextHousing MarketInvestment bank questions Rightmove’s rose-tinted agent figuresBerenberg says the 3.5% slide in agent branches listing with Rightmove may accelerate soon as the reality of Covid changes kick-in for the industry.Nigel Lewis19th August 202001,399 Views Rightmove’s share price slid yesterday after a leading investment bank issued a warning about the portal’s future performance and questioned whether its 3.5% reduction in agent customers published within its most recent trading update will soon accelerate.The portal’s share price dropped 3% during early trading after German analyst Berenberg pointed to choppy waters ahead for the portal, despite its share price rebounding significantly since the housing market re-opened in June and almost immediately began booming.Berenberg’s note says there are “material risks to the financial health of estate agents” when the UK furlough schemes end in October and the stamp duty holiday ends at the end of March next year.“These risks add to an industry already struggling pre-COVID-19 – with numerous branch closures – and will add further pressure on either Rightmove’s pricing potential and/or agency customer numbers.”Underlying situationThe German bank’s analysts claim Rightmove’s branch figures, which earlier this month revealed a reduction from 16,347 to 15,767, are not a fair reflection of the underlying situation.This is because many agent staff have yet to return to work from the furlough scheme; some branches remain closed; government business support schemes remain in place and many agents have yet to begin paying full fees for Rightmove’s service, as well as problems caused by tighter mortgage lending criteria.“Near-term discounts are papering over the cracks, in our view, and both cyclical and structural headwinds will resurface sooner rather than later,” the note says.Based on all this, Berenberg has advised those holding Rightmove shares to sell.covid Rightmove Berenberg August 19, 2020Nigel 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
May 24, 2020 Hull has announced it is the League Championship club with two personnel who have tested positive for COVID-19. A total of 1,014 players and staff from all 24 clubs in England’s second tier were tested for the coronavirus over the last 72 hours and the results reflect an almost identical ratio of positive results to that found in the Premier League’s second wave of testing.It had been announced that the two individuals were from the same club, without naming Hull.“Medical confidentiality means the names will not be disclosed, and the club asks for this to be respected,” Hull said in a statement. “The duo, who are both asymptomatic and feeling no ill effects, will now self-isolate for seven days — in line with the protocols set out in EFL guidelines — before being tested again at a later date.”Hull, which is immediately above the relegation zone in the second tier of English football, did not say if any of the two are current players. In the second round, the number of tests available to each club was increased from 40 to 50.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says teams in his state can return to their facilities for training after a pause of more than two months. “Starting today, all the New York professional sports leagues will be able to begin training camps,” the Democratic governor said during a news conference Sunday.The New York City area was one of the hardest-hit parts of the U.S. by the coronavirus pandemic, but COVID-19 deaths and new infections in the state have been trending downward.Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NHL are discussing the resumption of their seasons with their players’ unions.“I believe that sports that can come back without having people in the stadium, without having people in the arena — do it! Do it!” Cuomo said. “Work out the economics, if you can. We want you up. We want people to be able to watch sports. To the extent people are still staying home, it gives people something to do. It’s a return to normalcy. So we are working and encouraging all sports teams to start their training camps as soon as possible. And we’ll work with them to make sure that can happen.”___ __A Bournemouth player is one of two positive tests for COVID-19 to emerge from the Premier League’s second round of testing, the club said on Sunday.The team said “medical confidentiality means the player’s name will not be disclosed” and added that he will self-isolate for seven days before being tested again at a later date.The league tested 996 players and club staff on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.In the first round of tests of 748 people, there were six positives from three clubs. All are in seven days of self-isolation. Associated Press The Latest: NY governor says pro teams can resume training
When Wisconsin running backs coach Thomas Hammock announced he would return to the Camp Randall sidelines next season, Bret Bielema & Co. avoided more than simply the hassle of interviewing and selecting yet another new coach. Hammock – widely considered one of the Badgers’ top recruiters and one of the pre-eminent young position coaches in the country – was one of the candidates for, most likely, the same position for NFL’s St. Louis Rams. Although there is no official evidence that the former Northern Illinois tailback was offered the job, it seems quite likely that he was, since the Rams are still searching for a coach and CoachingSearch.com reported his interview went “very well.”Many fans were already writing off the talented coach, who was one of just three members of Bielema’s staff from last season who would return in 2012, as an unfortunate byproduct of the Badgers’ notable success between the hash marks. With former UW offensive coordinator Paul Chryst darting for Pittsburgh and carting former tight ends coach Joe Rudolph and former linebackers coach Dave Huxtable with him to the East Coast, the turnstile that was the Wisconsin coaching staff was one of Badgers’ fans top concerns this offseason.The loss of Hammock would have only added to the worrisome turnover levels, but the coach’s renewed commitment to the Badgers further acted as a sign that Madison is no longer just a temporary stop on the route to the top but rather a final destination for nationally-recognized coaches. No longer is Madison known for the nostalgic playing days of Ron Dayne that garnered Wisconsin football national attention at the start of the 21st century.Although both ended with tears sliding down the faces of UW’s stars in Pasadena, back-to-back Rose Bowls remain an undeniable sign of a top tier program. Hammock, who drew the Rams’ interest after serving just one year as Wisconsin’s running backs coach, clearly believes the Badgers will continue to expect BCS Bowl appearances and play accordingly.After being hired last February, the Jersey City, N.J., native’s words on the strength of the running back tradition at Wisconsin now appear more genuine than ever before.“Like I tell recruits, ‘What better place is there for a running back than Wisconsin?’” Hammock said. “I feel the same way as a coach. What better place for a running back coach than Wisconsin”?It sounds like a cheesy line to pump up the ego of a talented four-star running back, but it also reflects on the fact that Wisconsin is developing into and deserves to be a primary option for fleet-footed ball carriers across the nation.Analysts and fans alike may point out that Wisconsin football has made its name on the run-heavy offenses that crank out 1,000 yard rushers every season. It’s no surprise, then, that a running backs coach wants to stick around at a school where he can laud every recruit with the powerful line that they could be the next Montee Ball, who rushed for 1,923 yards and a still hard-to-believe 39 total touchdowns this season. In that view, one of the nation’s best up-and-coming college coaches turning down an NFL job only reaffirms that the Badgers boast one of the most recognized rushing traditions in the country.However, with the jump to the pros, Hammock would have seen a significant pay increase and set himself up nicely for consideration for NFL offensive coordinator openings farther down the road. Instead, he chose to stick with a premier Big Ten program that continues to creep deeper into the national landscape and, much like Chryst in the past, wait for the perfect opportunity.Loyalty to the school where he worked as a graduate assistant in 2003 and 2004 only carries so much weight in big-time decisions like whether to take an attractive job alongside NFL sideline giant Jeff Fisher. Ultimately, the decision for Hammock undoubtedly came down to “what is the career outlook of staying in Madison compared to heading for the Gateway Arch”?Piling onto the ever-growing stack of evidence that Wisconsin is an alluring place for the top coaches in the country is that the Rams turned to the Badgers in the first place when looking to fill a void on their own coaching staff. If UW was not building an elite program, NFL teams simply wouldn’t attempt to hire away its premier player developers.John Settle, Wisconsin’s tailbacks coach from 2006-2010, was similarly lured away by the NFL’s Panthers to take over the same spot in Carolina, establishing a pipeline between Camp Randall and the pros in which Badger fans should take pride.The threat of losing one of the few lasting sources of stability in Hammock may have been nothing more than a momentary scare for Wisconsin fans hoping for another Big Ten title-producing 2012 campaign. But, they must remember that even though such moments first appear to lack any favorable angle, these situations are an unfortunate effect of the glorious climb to college football’s peak.Convinced Hammock only stayed because he felt like he owed it to Bielema, or wanted the chance to guide Montee Ball to a Heisman this season? Let him know by tweeting @imccue.
Football club ” Sarajevo” has its own ”house” at this year’s Sarajevo Holiday Market. The dark red and white house does offer a great amount of items from the ‘Sarajevo” Fan Shop club.Since yesterday, all fans also have the opportunity to hang out with the harshest opponents of the club. Yesterday, in the dark red house, from 18:00 p.m. till 19:00 p.m. there were the goalkeepers, Emir Plakalo and Dejan Bandović. On Saturday, at the same time period, all interested can come to hang out with Asmir Suljić and Dejan Bandović.Last year as well as this year, this football club will organize a New Year gift program for the youngest fans of the dark red and white club. All interested in the FK ”Sarajevo” gifts can apply for one at one of their boots, or at the ”Sarajevo” Fan Shop club. The special program and the ceremony of giving gifts will be held on the 26thDecember at 17:00 p.m. in Ilidža’s ”Thermal Riviera”.
Pittsburgh Pirates’ Josh Harrison, second from right, is greeted by teammates as he crosses home plate after hitting a walk-off solo home run off Miami Marlins relief pitcher Mike Dunn during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. The Pirates won 4-3. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) PITTSBURGH (AP) – The last time Josh Harrison hit a walk-off homer, he was a high school senior in Cincinnati. The game was played in front of a few dozen people on a spring afternoon. Still the only homer of his prep career remains ingrained in Harrison’s memory.Now it’s got company.The Pittsburgh Pirates utility infielder sent a fastball from Miami reliever Mike Dunn into the first row of seats in right-center leading off the ninth, the improbable homer lifting the Pirates to a 4-3 victory on Tuesday night.“I knew it had a chance,” Harrison said after his second home run of the season. “I knew it wasn’t caught off the bat. I was running watching (Giancarlo) Stanton’s reaction. I knew he wasn’t going to catch it. I saw him pull up and it didn’t kick back, I knew it was gone.”Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle sent Harrison out to leadoff the inning modestly hoping Harrison could find a way to get on base. Instead, Harrison provided another signature moment in a season that is starting to stockpile them for the first-place Pirates.A marvelous diving grab by centerfielder Andrew McCutchen with two on in the seventh saved two runs and reliever Vin Mazzaro narrowly escaped a bases-loaded jam moments when a liner from Jeff Mathis landed inches foul. Mathis eventually flied to left on a night Miami left 11 runners on base.Minutes later Harrison was getting the creampie to the face treatment.“Those are little things that happen that make you go ‘Yeah, something’s going on,’” Hurdle said. “There’s no doubt the more feel good you get, the more you feel good.”The NL Central-leading Pirates have won three straight to move a season-high 24 games over .500 (68-44).Dunn (2-3) bailed Chad Qualls after Qualls loaded the bases with no outs in the eighth. He struck out Pedro Alvarez and got Russell Martin to hit into a double play but couldn’t get the best of Harrison, a bench player who has spent most of the season shuttling between Pittsburgh and Triple-A Indianapolis.“Initially, I didn’t think it was high enough to go out but it carried and it was a home run,” Dunn said. “It was a good job on his part.”Bryan Morris (5-4) pitched a perfect top of the ninth for the victory. Neil Walker had three hits for the Pirates. McCutchen had two hits, including a two-run double, for Pittsburgh.Donovan Solano went 3 for 5 for the Marlins but baseball’s lowest scoring team left runners on base in six of the first seven innings.“We couldn’t get that hit to give us a little breathing room,” Miami manager Mike Redmond said.Pittsburgh’s Jeff Locke has been one of baseball’s biggest surprises, the 25-year-old soaring from fringe starter to All-Star. He’s had trouble working deep into games since returning from his trip to New York for the midsummer classic, and for a while it appeared he was headed for another early exit after lasting just four innings against St. Louis in his last start.Miami turned three singles – none of them sharply hit – into a run in the second then added two more in the third behind four straight singles to start the inning. The Marlins, however, couldn’t pile on and Locke eventually settled down. The left-hander allowed three runs on nine hits in 5 2-3 innings, walking three and striking out four as his ERA ticked up to 2.47.“There are lessons to be learned for him,” Hurdle said of Locke. “He’s always got to be the predator and the aggressor. We’re into August. We’re into September. Everybody that gets that ball, you’ve got to be throwing aggressive punches off the mound with intent and conviction.”Locke left two runners on in the sixth. He also left with a no decision as Mazzaro retired Ed Lucas with two runners on to end the inning.Henderson Alvarez handcuffed the Pirates in their previous meeting, limiting Pittsburgh to just two hits in six innings of a victory two weeks ago. The Pirates, however, briefly figured him out in the third. McCutchen doubled off the wall to drive in two runs and Pedro Alvarez followed with his first triple of the year to tie it.The Pirates never threatened against the Miami starter again, and Alvarez left after seven innings, giving up three runs on six hits, striking out six while not issuing a walk.That left it up to the bullpens and Pittsburgh’s “Shark Tank” continued its dominance. Mazzaro survived the seventh and the Marlins went meekly in the eighth or ninth before Harrison stepped to the plate.“I’ve never been around a group of guys that fights this hard the entire game,” Locke said. “We load the bases in the eighth and Pedro comes up and we don’t score and you see who comes up with nobody on and walks off. It’s funny how the game works like that.”NOTES: Hurdle said LHP Francisco Liriano deserves to be in the NL Cy Young conversation. Liriano is 12-4 with a 2.02 ERA in 16 starts and was named the NL Player of the Week after picking up two victories between July 29-Aug. 4 … The series continues on Wednesday when Pittsburgh’s Charlie Morton (3-3, 4.07 ERA) faces Tom Koehler (3-6, 4.34). Morton gave up five runs in six innings of a loss to St. Louis in his previous start. Koehler pitched six shutout innings against the Mets in a win last Thursday.
Hundreds of families across Inishowen have received incorrect letters saying their are in arrears of up to €200 for the household charge.Cllr Ciaran McLaughlinThe housholders received the letters even though many of them have paid the charge.Buncrana Cllr Ciaran Mc Laughlin has slammed Revenue for what he described as “another widespread billing error.” Cllr McLaughlin said “This isn’t the first time that revenue have sent letters in error and I was contacted this week by lots of disgruntled families who have paid this unfair family tax and now are being asked to pay again. These mishaps need to be sorted out once and for all.“Fianna Fail Dreamt up this family home tax and Fine Gael/Labour have implemented this injustice with nothing in return for the paying public, only anxiety, worry and stress.”The Sinn Fein councillor added that council services have been severely cut with one third of staff let go over the last five years.He also added that his party are committed to scrapping the so called local property tax if in government and we have provided fully costed alternatives asking those who have more, to pay more.HUNDREDS OF INCORRECT HOUSEHOLD CHARGE DEMANDS SENT TO INISHOWEN RESIDENTS was last modified: April 30th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cllr Ciaran McLaughlindonegalHOUSEHOLD CHARGEInishowenletters
Shane Byrne and Ronnie Whelan are bringing their Celebrity Charity Golf Classic back to Donegal this October. On October 3rd an A-List of celebrities will be joined by local golfers and businessmen and women at the stunning links course on the Sheephaven Bay Peninsula, The Rosapenna Hotel and Golf Resort in Downings.You just never know who you will play alongside. Its a great boost for the area and also for those teams who get to take part in a fun day of golf and celebrate afterwards with a Buffet dinner and entertainment for guests.It is expected that a list of well-known celebrities will join this duo on October 3rd 2019.This year’s chosen charity is Fighting Blindness Ireland, a patient-led charity with a vision to cure blindness, supporting people living with sight loss and empowering patients.They are the only Irish charity funding research into treatments for sight loss. To date, they have invested over €18 million in more than 100 research and clinical projects. They provide professional counselling and therapeutic services for individuals and families living with vision impairment and blindness.They advocate for equity of access to timely and appropriate diagnosis, healthcare, therapies and support services and, through education and information provision, they work to empower the 247,000 children and adults in Ireland who are blind or visually impaired.Irwin Expert Electrical has been sponsoring this event for a number of years along with Flo Gas and Boc Pix. Declan Irwin is calling out to anyone who would like to take part to either enter a team or sponsor a tee. The craic not to mention the prizes for the winners are amazing.Irwin Expert Electrical are in business for over 40 years, with a showroom based in Letterkenny and another in Buncrana.They are the No. 1 Electrical Retail outlet in the North West and are delighted to be associated with this charity. If you are interested in putting in a team, you can call Gary Keating from GK Events and PR who is the main organiser of this event by calling +353872287541 or emailing [email protected] Byrne and Ronnie Whelan to host charity golf tournament in Donegal was last modified: September 19th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
John Terry will be assessed on Monday after suffering an ankle injury during Chelsea’s 2-2 draw at SwanseaThe Blues skipper left the Liberty Stadium on crutches and looks certain to at least miss Friday’s home game against Liverpool.Boss Antonio Conte was quick to play down the significance of the injury, insisting he was “not worried” and describing Terry as a “warrior”.Diego Costa’s late equaliser against the Swans preserved Chelsea’s unbeaten record under Conte.However, a disappointed Conte admitted that his side should have taken all three points.Costa scored a late equaliser for ChelseaThere was also disappointment this weekend for Fulham and QPR.The Whites’ unbeaten start to the season was ended by Birmingham City, who won 1-0 at Craven Cottage.Fulham head coach Slavisa Jokanovic took responsibility for the defeat, admitting that a first-half tactical change backfired.Rangers could only manage a 1-1 draw with bottom side Blackburn at Loftus Road.Boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink praised his players, though, insisting they deserved to win.Hasselbaink also said he took R’s striker Sebastian Polter off at half-time because of a minor injury.Polter did not appear for the second half against BlackburnQPR fans on Twitter have been full of praise for teenage winger Olamide Shodipo, who impressed again.Brentford, meanwhile, won 2-0 at Brighton courtesy of goals from Scott Hogan.There was a win too for Chelsea Ladies, who beat Reading 3-0 to stay in touch with leaders Manchester City.And at the Paralympics, Jordanne Whiley, Mark McCarroll and Andy Lapthorne were all victorious in the wheelchair tennis, while former St Mary’s University student Toby Gold took silver on the track. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
“In particular, global food and fuel price shocks have boosted inflation and the external current account deficit, while economic growth has slowed in the context of still-high levels of unemployment and inequality,” the IMF said. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has welcomed the significant economic progress made by South Africa in recent years, reflected in the country’s relatively high economic growth and rising employment. “These achievements have been based on sound macroeconomic policies and a transparent policy framework,” the IMF said in its latest annual country report, released on Wednesday. “South Africa’s economic fundamentals remain strong, the external debt is low, and the financial system is resilient.” Recent developments, however, had heightened South Africa’s economic vulnerabilities and made the country’s medium-term growth targets more challenging. The IMF also “stressed the importance of structural reforms to boost productivity and employment growth”, while encouraging the government “to persevere with steps to open the economy to greater international competition, strengthen product and labour market competition, and improve education outcomes.” “On the domestic side, an elevated household debt and debt service burden poses further risks to growth.” SAinfo reporter The IMF welcomed the South African government’s prudent fiscal policies, “and their intention to maintain a broadly neutral fiscal stance in 2008 while strengthening the social safety net in response to the increase in food prices.” The IMF’s executive directors warned in the report that the deteriorating economic outlook had increased the risk to South Africa’s economy posed by a slowdown in capital inflows. While acknowledging South Africa’s pressing infrastructure and social spending needs, the IMF urged the government to explore ways of meeting these needs without weakening fiscal policy – “for example, by relying more widely on public-private partnerships established within an appropriate transparent regulatory regime.” Protecting the economy from a rising current account deficit would require “redoubled efforts to raise South Africa’s national saving rate, improve infrastructure, and implement further structural reforms.” 23 October 2008 While South Africa’s financial system was “sound, well capitalized, and well regulated,” the IMF urged the country’s financial authorities to continue engaging with banks to ensure that their capital and liquidity buffers were adequate. The report, completed on 8 September, was compiled by the IMF’s executive board following a staff team visit to South Africa. The IMF backed the SA Reserve Bank’s policy of inflation targeting, supported the Bank’s monetary tightening in response to food and fuel price hikes, and said the Bank should be ready to “raise interest rates further if supply shocks resume or domestic demand pressures do not dampen as expected”. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material