Work Ethics – Ocupario http://ocupario.org/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 07:05:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://ocupario.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-3-150x150.png Work Ethics – Ocupario http://ocupario.org/ 32 32 Housing Society notice banning delivery people from using elevator sparks outrage https://ocupario.org/housing-society-notice-banning-delivery-people-from-using-elevator-sparks-outrage/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 07:05:06 +0000 https://ocupario.org/housing-society-notice-banning-delivery-people-from-using-elevator-sparks-outrage/ IAS officer Awanish Sharan shared a notice taped to the elevator door of a housing company and it sparked outrage on Twitter. The notice, written in Hindi, prohibits anyone other than residents of the building from using the elevator. He then mentions Swiggy, Zomato’s delivery people as well as other people who deliver miscellaneous items […]]]>

IAS officer Awanish Sharan shared a notice taped to the elevator door of a housing company and it sparked outrage on Twitter. The notice, written in Hindi, prohibits anyone other than residents of the building from using the elevator. He then mentions Swiggy, Zomato’s delivery people as well as other people who deliver miscellaneous items among those who are prohibited from using the elevator. While most saw this as discriminatory behavior, others said the buildings had separate service elevators to save everyone time.

What was the case was unclear. “No caption,” Sharan wrote on Twitter. Most people said that delivery partners should not be responsible for delivering food to the door in housing companies where the elevator is not available to them. “Companies should reinvent themselves and make it part of their work ethic to only deliver to buildings where elevators are accessible to everyone,” one Twitter user wrote.

This is not the first time such a notice has gone viral and sparked outrage. Recently, a Hyderabad housing company issued a notice asking ‘maids, drivers and delivery people’ not to use the main lifts or be fined 300 rupees. In another case, a Pune housing company pointed to India’s deep-rooted classism and casteism. A Twitter user shared a photo of two stickers on the elevators of a “fancy” housing company in the city. One of them stipulated that a “housekeeper” (an outdated term for a domestic helper) had to use two particular elevators. The other sticker stated that “Milkman, Newspaper and Courier Distributor, Laundress, Laborers, Painters and Pets [sic]” had to use another particular elevator.

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Strictly adhere to the ethics of the practice or risk license revocation, https://ocupario.org/strictly-adhere-to-the-ethics-of-the-practice-or-risk-license-revocation/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 23:16:02 +0000 https://ocupario.org/strictly-adhere-to-the-ethics-of-the-practice-or-risk-license-revocation/ Of Ugly Raheem, Abeokuta The The Chairman of the Ogun State Ranch of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors and Property Valuers (NIESV), Wale Ojo, called on members of the institute to strictly adhere to international ethics and the code of conduct of the profession of the country or risk having their licenses revoked. He also […]]]>

Of Ugly Raheem, Abeokuta

The The Chairman of the Ogun State Ranch of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors and Property Valuers (NIESV), Wale Ojo, called on members of the institute to strictly adhere to international ethics and the code of conduct of the profession of the country or risk having their licenses revoked.

He also instructed land surveyors to always show integrity in their approach so as not to tarnish the image of the professional body.

Ojo made the call in his keynote address at the first edition of Kunle Olubode’s series of lectures and interactive sessions titled “Integrity in Real Estate Transactions: The Missing Link Between Old and New Professionals”, which s held in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State.

He noted that as the population continues to grow and new cities evolve, the skills of real estate experts and appraisers would become necessary in order to sustainably maintain the values ​​and integrity of different asset classes.

Ojo suggested that various committees have been set up at Ogun NIEVS to look into issues of non-compliance with ethics and standards of the professions, and apply sanctions accordingly to any offending member.

“If you are found at fault, there are penalties for these members. Even in this state, there are people who have been deemed weak and made to suffer for violating ethics and international codes of conduct, and that cuts across all states in the federation.

“People have been forced to have their licenses withdrawn for serious misconduct. When it comes to integrity, at Ogun we have a few well-trained professionals. In the past two years I have been in the saddle, no issues have been brought before the panel and that suggests to me that everyone has done their job according to the established rules,” Ogun NIES Chairman said.

In his presentation, Gbenga Adeoye, an expert in management accounting, charged professional surveyors with the need to embrace integrity and avoid selfish interests in order to advance in their field and become more relevant.

“We should all reconnect with elders who have moved on and ask them what to do when faced with certain situations. Basically we have to see how we can eliminate self-interest, one of the things that conflicts with integrity is self-interest,” Adeoye said.

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Alessandra Biaggi has given up her seat in the Senate. She has no regrets. https://ocupario.org/alessandra-biaggi-has-given-up-her-seat-in-the-senate-she-has-no-regrets/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 22:54:00 +0000 https://ocupario.org/alessandra-biaggi-has-given-up-her-seat-in-the-senate-she-has-no-regrets/ State Senator Alessandra Biaggi has never been afraid of a political challenge. In 2018, then-candidate Biaggi defeated Independent Democratic Conference leader Jeff Klein in a political upheaval that helped reshape the Democratic Party in the upper house. While in the state senate, Biaggi helped raise awareness about sexual harassment and revamp the state senate ethics […]]]>

State Senator Alessandra Biaggi has never been afraid of a political challenge. In 2018, then-candidate Biaggi defeated Independent Democratic Conference leader Jeff Klein in a political upheaval that helped reshape the Democratic Party in the upper house. While in the state senate, Biaggi helped raise awareness about sexual harassment and revamp the state senate ethics committee. Last year, after Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney forced freshman Rep. Mondaire Jones out of his district, Biaggi announced she would run him first. Although the state senator ultimately lost the primary and her upper house seat, Biaggi has no regrets. In an interview with City & State, Biaggi discussed his tenure in the state Senate and considered his political future. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment during your time in the State Senate?

My greatest accomplishment is and continues to be the work we have done around sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexual violence. The fact that we were able to really push various colleagues and our governments to hold the first hearing in 27 years in Albany on sexual harassment in the workplace – and not just to hold a hearing, but then to pass laws so that New York has some of the strictest laws in the country. This is exactly why this is an example of why I was elected and why so many new people were elected in 2018 and 2019.

I just feel a general feeling of gratitude.

– State Senator Alessandra Biaggi

I just feel a general feeling of gratitude.

There’s something else that doesn’t get as much attention that I’m really proud of. I asked for the Ethics Committee because I was very keen on bringing ethics reforms and the reform of our government to life. The ethics committee was a committee that had only met twice in the 10 years before I became its chair. It was also a committee whose rules we had to change on day one to get us all sworn in because it was a committee that couldn’t pass bills or hold its own hearings. So changing the rules of the committee so that it comes to life and is real so that we can actually have hearings and do things that have allowed us to think about how to reform our government is something that I will always be very proud of. . I hope this is something that will continue because this is a very important part of our government working for the people.

As you near the end of your term in the State Senate, is there anything you feel is unresolved that you wish you had accomplished?

I think even if I was in the Legislative Assembly for 50 or 70 years, I would still feel like I had more work to do because there are always ways to improve policies, to strengthen laws or introduce laws that can accomplish something that makes our state better. But something I can’t wait to see my colleagues cross the finish line is the Fashion Act – which is a bill to regulate the fashion industry and give it the guidelines that would reduce emissions of greenhouse gases from some of the largest distributors in the world, and also address labor issues that surround the industry. It is one and the other is to close the loophole to voluntary participation. Right now in New York, if you’re drunk while you’re being raped, you won’t be able to seek justice. I have a lot of faith that these are things that will be done.

You gave up your seat in the State Senate to run for Congress in the Hudson Valley. Knowing what you know now, do you have any regrets about running for Congress?

No, none actually. One thing that I’m very aware of (which I think other people may be aware of too) is that when you know you’re done with a place or a role, and it’s time for you to leave, you leave. I felt very clear that I felt complete with my time in the State Senate. If I hadn’t felt that, I think I would feel tremendous grief or regret, but I don’t feel it at all because I felt like I was ready to move on and move on. to something else. It allowed me to take the risk of running, knowing full well that I could not return to the State Senate. I just feel a general feeling of gratitude because I am so grateful to have spent time in the Senate. I’m very attached to the fact that the growth I’ve had as an individual and as a human being is something I will cherish forever. It is very specific to this type of work. I don’t think I would have grown the way I grew up if I hadn’t done this work or participated in this process.

What will you miss most about being in the State Senate and working in Albany?

What I will miss the most are the people. It’s very rare – very, very rare – to find people in politics who you can really say are my friends. I was lucky and blessed to have found more than one of these people. These relationships and these friendships are so important because they are for me a source of strength, brotherhood and a huge source of inspiration. When I think of these people as well as the community that I was able to serve, I think that is the hardest part that I will miss the most. I love being able to use my platform and my voice to raise awareness on issues and draft bills. Not just talk about the problem, but do something about it. That’s not to say you can’t do this outdoors, but I think this particular job is very unique. It’s also why I can confidently say that while I may not be returning to the State Senate, I certainly don’t feel like my time in politics is over.

So, do you intend to stand for election again?

The answer is probably yes. Although I can’t see when or for what. But I think, particularly right now, the thing I’m most grateful for is being able to pause in a moment that I really think will also give me depth in my leadership. That’s why I’m going to Harvard Divinity School next year because I’m very self-aware and we all have blind spots. I’m very aware that when you do this work every day, and at the rate at which you do it, and the amount of work required and the demand makes it really hard to slow down, take a break, have an intersection and become a different type of leader than we have seen. In my quest to go to theological school, that’s one of the things I really hope to get out of it because I’ve often felt like I’m on a really fast treadmill that makes it hard to slow-down. I so crave that depth to become the leader I know I can be.

It’s very rare – very, very rare – to find people in politics who you can really say are my friends.

– State Senator Alessandra Biaggi

It’s very rare – very, very rare – to find people in politics who you can really say are my friends.

You publicly criticized state Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs and vowed to “lead the charge” in replacing him. What will your role be in the effort to remove it, and why was it important for you to voice your criticism of Jacobs?

I am so proud to be a Democrat and we as New York State Democrats deserve so much better than what the party is doing. When you don’t have infrastructure, vision, or strategy, you’re not just failing the people who really matter to the Democratic Party, you’re not reaching your potential. This ultimately means you are hurting people who really need strong leadership. New York is one of the bluest states in the country, and we know the majority of the House runs through New York. The carelessness with which the races were taken care of, not only at the federal level but also at the state level, and the lack of support and, frankly, ground game that the state party had is a complete disqualification of be a leader. It’s not personal. I want Democrats to be strong in New York because if we don’t pull ourselves together, we can guarantee we will lose in 2024 and every year after that. It’s not just about removing and replacing it. It’s also about selecting someone who has that vision, the ability to strategize, and understands the importance of the ground game with a combination of the right funding. In the offseason, it’s our job to build that power by talking to voters. There is no shortcut to winning an election.

What advice would you give to new lawmakers heading into their first session next year, based on all the learning you’ve had during your time in the state Senate?

The biggest piece of advice I would give is this: once the campaign is over, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get to work. If there is someone who has just been elected and whom you see in need, help them. It doesn’t take away from your power to mentor someone else or help someone else along the way, because these are people I will always remember and want to help with as well. ‘coming. Part of what makes a strong elected official, a strong office, a strong district, a strong legislature is when you actually do it, instead of worrying about whether they have credit for what you’re trying to TO DO. . The second thing is: we are here to use our power. So don’t save it for a rainy day, but use it every day. Don’t let anyone discourage you from trying to use this power, because that’s exactly what Albany will try to do. So resist that. Resist this resistance and use your power.

What do you think will be your legacy in the State Senate?

If I were to step out of myself and look within, growth is something I’m very proud of and not ashamed of. So many leaders could benefit from just talking about how they grew up and the things they learned. It doesn’t make you a bad leader to say “I didn’t know that” or “I didn’t realize that.” In fact, it makes you human. If there’s one thing we need in politics and government, we need people who are human, who are real people, who show that sometimes people make mistakes and it’s okay. It’s about how you respond to it. This is so important because unfortunately most of the time leaders are so afraid to talk about mistakes. I think it’s such a disservice to be able to lead effectively and for a long time. I hope this is part of my legacy. The second part is, I hope people understand that when you speak out against big systems and powerful interests, even if you win some fights and lose others, ultimately that’s the point of this work. Again: use your power. It’s not about whether you hold the seat. It’s about whether your contribution to the seat and the conversation is actually progressing. Often people are so frightened and driven by fear that they don’t use their power because they are afraid of losing their place. The moment when you are no longer afraid of losing your seat because you are there to do the right thing and represent the people, then that is the moment when you have enormous freedom that no one can take away from you. It’s the biggest part of my heritage. When you have fearlessness, you become unstoppable.

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Bung Moktar: A direct fight in Kinabatangan does not affect the probability of retaining your seat https://ocupario.org/bung-moktar-a-direct-fight-in-kinabatangan-does-not-affect-the-probability-of-retaining-your-seat/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 10:40:00 +0000 https://ocupario.org/bung-moktar-a-direct-fight-in-kinabatangan-does-not-affect-the-probability-of-retaining-your-seat/ SEMPORNA (November 14): Sabah Barisan Nasional (BN) President Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin believes that the direct contest for the Kinabatangan parliamentary seat will not affect the likelihood of retaining his seat in the 15th general election ( GE15). Bung Moktar, who held the seat for six terms, said his confidence to win was based […]]]>

SEMPORNA (November 14): Sabah Barisan Nasional (BN) President Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin believes that the direct contest for the Kinabatangan parliamentary seat will not affect the likelihood of retaining his seat in the 15th general election ( GE15).

Bung Moktar, who held the seat for six terms, said his confidence to win was based on his commitment, his work ethic and his engagement sessions with his constituents, which he did with the BN machines. .

“Although I am not currently in the area, the campaign is ongoing. I am confident that the people of Kinabatangan know how to do assessments.

“The BN will continue to defend its victory in the parliamentary seat of Kinabatangan,” he told reporters after a broadcast with the BN’s candidate for the Bugaya state by-election, Abd Aziz Mohd Ibno, on Monday.

In GE15, the Kinabatangan parliamentary seat will see Bung Moktar challenged by Warisan candidate Mazliwati Abdul Malek.

Meanwhile, Bung Moktar said the Bugaya state headquarters must be headed by a government representative to enable the region to benefit from significant infrastructure and economic development.

“If this opportunity is not used by voters in Bugaya State Headquarters, it will be a great loss for the people as Sabah is ruled by the Gabungan Rakyat Sabah government with BN,” he said. .

Meanwhile, Abd Aziz, in his speech, proposed a number of issues for consideration by the state government, including accelerating housing restructuring in Kampung Bangau-Bangau and Kampung Simunul and for the government of increase access to telecommunications in Bugaya State constituency.

Bugaya has 32,761 registered voters. The seat will witness a six-way clash on November 19 between Abd Aziz, Jamil Hamzah (Warisan), Karil Pg Kuraini (Perpaduan Rakyat Sabah Party), Arastam Pandorog (Pakatan Harapan), Jufazli Shi Ahmad (independent) and Nazmawati Walli. (Pejuang).

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Etiaba embodies loyalty, fidelity, good conscience in https://ocupario.org/etiaba-embodies-loyalty-fidelity-good-conscience-in/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 23:22:50 +0000 https://ocupario.org/etiaba-embodies-loyalty-fidelity-good-conscience-in/ Minister of Labor and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige extended warm congratulations to former Deputy Governor and former Acting Governor of Anambra State, Dame Virgy Etiaba on her 80th birthday , saying she embodies loyalty, fidelity and good conscience in the state. In a statement from his Media Office in Abuja, Senator Ngige described Dame Etiaba […]]]>

Minister of Labor and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige extended warm congratulations to former Deputy Governor and former Acting Governor of Anambra State, Dame Virgy Etiaba on her 80th birthday , saying she embodies loyalty, fidelity and good conscience in the state.

In a statement from his Media Office in Abuja, Senator Ngige described Dame Etiaba as an accomplished pedagogue, a seasoned administrator and an accomplished civil servant, who has rendered selfless and meritorious service to Anambra State and the country in general.

The former Governor of Anambra State extolled Mama Anambra’s forthrightness, honesty, integrity, frankness and boldness, describing her as a role model, especially for women in Nigerian society.

According to him, as the matriarch of the elite Etiaba family in Umudim Nnewi, Lady Etiaba instilled in her children and relatives the good virtues of hard work, good work ethic and fear of God, adding that the seeds she planted in her children have germinated.

Ngige said, “Today your children shine in the careers they have chosen, including law, accounting, among others. You impacted the lives of many members of society as a teacher in different parts of the country before retiring from acting service at Okongwu Memorial Grammar School Nnewi, where you taught agricultural sciences among other subjects for several years. “After leaving Anambra State government services in 1991, you founded the Bennet Etiaba Nnewi Memorial Schools, named after your late husband and legal luminary, and the institution flourished until day, providing the country with some of the best brains in medicine. , law and other professions.

“During your period as Deputy Governor of Anambra State under Peter Obi and at one point Acting Governor, milestones were achieved in social and physical infrastructure. It was during your brief tenure that the Child Rights Bill was enacted. This is in addition to the humanitarian services you have rendered to society.

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Emirates News Agency – Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization conducts over 485,000 inspection visits to facilities in 10 months https://ocupario.org/emirates-news-agency-ministry-of-human-resources-and-emiratization-conducts-over-485000-inspection-visits-to-facilities-in-10-months/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 15:20:04 +0000 https://ocupario.org/emirates-news-agency-ministry-of-human-resources-and-emiratization-conducts-over-485000-inspection-visits-to-facilities-in-10-months/ DUBAI, 9th November, 2022 (WAM) — The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MoHRE) has announced that it has conducted over 485,000 inspection visits to private sector facilities across the UAE between January and October 2022. This included 1,623 inspection visits in cooperation with six government entities, while the number of community reports handled during […]]]>

DUBAI, 9th November, 2022 (WAM) — The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MoHRE) has announced that it has conducted over 485,000 inspection visits to private sector facilities across the UAE between January and October 2022.

This included 1,623 inspection visits in cooperation with six government entities, while the number of community reports handled during the period was 667 cases.

The inspection visits detected 26,104 cases of violation of the Labor Relations Act and its implementing regulations. Legal proceedings have been initiated against the offending entities and the corresponding fines have been imposed.

Mohsen Al Nassi, Acting Deputy Undersecretary for Inspection Affairs at MoHRE, said, “The Ministry attaches great importance to strengthening oversight mechanisms and inspections of private sector facilities and sensitizing them on the implementation of implementation of the Labor Relations Act and its executive resolutions.

“This aims to ensure the rights of both parties, employers and employees, who are involved to have harmonious and balanced labor relations and to enhance the stability and prosperity of the UAE labor market. It is also intended to strengthen the UAE as a preferred work destination, in line with the vision of the UAE’s wise leadership and to enhance the country’s reputation as an incubator of qualified national and global skills to contribute to the construction of the economy of the future,” he added.

Al Nassi continued: “The inspection visits are based on the transparency and impartiality of the ministry’s inspectors, who have a thorough knowledge of the laws governing labor relations and executive regulations, particularly in terms of the rights and duties of employers as well as workers. Their visits raise awareness of the importance of compliance by both parties and link the impact of labor inspection to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Ministry inspectors have the legal authority to issue tickets against non-compliant entities and prepare reports that clarify legal violations committed, he explained.

Violations detected during the inspections included 2,973 cases of non-compliance with the payment of wages – which were referred to the public prosecutor; 178 cases where employers withheld workers’ passports, of which 132 were settled and the passports were returned to the workers.

Violations also included cases where recruitment fees were deducted from workers’ salaries. Two of these cases were referred to the prosecution.

The Ministry’s proactive inspection system detected 48 cases of violations which were forwarded to the judicial and competent authorities. Two cases of sexual harassment were also reported. In addition to this, another 30 cases involved workers signing false documents certifying that they had received their wages and incorrect data being entered into the Wage Protection System (WPS) to circumvent the provisions.

The ministry issued administrative fines for violations detected during inspection visits, which included 22,087 cases of non-compliance with procedures for issuing work permit contracts and facilities not carrying out their authorized activities; 21 cases of carrying out coordination activities and employment agencies without the required license; and 14 instances of non-compliance with approved work accommodation standards.

Apart from this, 165 cases of non-compliance were detected where companies did not ensure the proper working environment for workers in open areas and non-compliance with working conditions in summer – especially during the lunch break from June 15 to September 15 Apart from this, 17 cases were identified where the ministry was not informed of work accidents, occupational diseases or death of a worker during work, as well as 567 case of presentation of incorrect documents.

The Acting Assistant Under-Secretary for Inspection Affairs welcomed the commitment of most employers to labor market legislation, which “confirms their awareness of the impact of such legislation, particularly in terms of stabilizing the employment relationship and increasing overall productivity”.

Tasks

The inspection visits carried out by the inspectors of the ministry are aimed at inculcating and adhering to the principles, culture and work ethic as a civilized value that contributes to strengthening institutions, providing employment opportunities and to increase the efficiency of production and performance, which contributes to the realization of the development of institutions, guarantee the rights of workers and business owners, as well as ensure the application of legal provisions relating to working conditions and protection of workers during their work, and inspect the implementation of occupational health and safety requirements and standards of accommodation and occupational safety in coordination with the competent authorities.

The inspection sector of the ministry is working on the evaluation of cases that are committed for non-compliance with the provisions of Federal Decree-Law No. (33) of 2021 regarding the regulation of labor relations and its implementing regulations and relevant decisions. The sector carries out inspection campaigns of all kinds according to specific schedules to carry out an ongoing review of the institutions’ commitment to implementing the provisions of the law, in collaboration with various government entities.

The sector is also committed to verifying and following up on cases submitted to it by other departments and authorities, monitoring the reversal of violations committed by entities, and taking necessary action against violators.

Powers

The authority of labor inspectors is determined in accordance with the provisions of law enforcement, including the power to enter at any time any facility subject to the law regulating labor relations for the purpose of inspection and to summon the employer or his representative to come to the head office of the establishment, the work accommodation or the ministry.

Inspectors have the right to carry out examinations or investigations necessary to verify the safety of the performance of the legal obligations of the employer, to question the employer or the workers individually or in the presence of witnesses, to examine the documents and data which the employer must keep and obtain a printout if necessary, take samples of materials used or circulating in industrial processes and other work subject to inspection, which are suspected of having a harmful effect on health or worker safety.

The inspector may, if necessary, request a medical examination of the workers of the establishment and carry out medical laboratory research to ensure the adequacy of the working conditions and their impact on the health and the preventive level of the workers. workers.

Types

Inspections are divided into 12 tasks or types, including monitoring the work of nationals working in the private sector, compliance with conditions and checks on payment of wages, monitoring of facilities with unsafe indicators, compliance with conditions and labor relations law controls, monitoring of workplace accidents and compliance with labor accommodation conditions and controls.

It also includes ensuring compliance with hot weather working conditions and controls, monitoring private recruitment agencies and related working conditions, and assessing suspected cases of human trafficking, forced labor and sexual harassment.

Ministry inspectors are also empowered to carry out inspection visits to monitor closed facilities that are not carrying out their authorized activities, to ensure the operation of the facilities, as well as the status of registered workers in accordance with the legislation and regulations.

The Ministry has provided a number of channels that allow workers, employers and the community to report any violations in order to take the necessary steps to ensure law enforcement and safeguard the interests of both parties to the contractual relationship, by contacting the call center on 600590000, or through the smart app or ministry website.

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WWE star released for poor work ethic, multiple-time badly injured champ, plans for major star comeback https://ocupario.org/wwe-star-released-for-poor-work-ethic-multiple-time-badly-injured-champ-plans-for-major-star-comeback/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 21:00:44 +0000 https://ocupario.org/wwe-star-released-for-poor-work-ethic-multiple-time-badly-injured-champ-plans-for-major-star-comeback/ Welcome to the latest edition of our weekly rumor roundup, where we’ll take a look at the top rumors from around the world of WWE. Reports have emerged of recent releases from WWE, and a star was allegedly fired due to his poor work ethic and late arrival to shows. A multiple-time champion would have […]]]>

Welcome to the latest edition of our weekly rumor roundup, where we’ll take a look at the top rumors from around the world of WWE.

Reports have emerged of recent releases from WWE, and a star was allegedly fired due to his poor work ethic and late arrival to shows. A multiple-time champion would have suffered a serious injury that could keep him on the shelf for a long time. WWE management would be very pleased with a former world champion and credit him for the increase in viewership and ratings.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the top WWE rumors from the past week. Be sure to comment and let us know your thoughts and feedback on it.


#5. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon think the former WWE Champion is responsible for the high ratings

WWE Co-CEO Stephanie McMahon and Chief Content Officer Triple H are said to be extremely pleased with the White Rabbit storyline that ultimately led to Bray Wyatt’s long-awaited return.

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported that they credited him with the show’s success and high ratings.

“Stephanie McMahon and Paul Levesque pushed the White Rabbit theme as a huge hit, giving it a 9/23 SmackDown rating. [the best for a show in more than two years except for one show that had an NFL lead-in] the RAW rating of 10/10 and the success of the show Extreme Rules, which increased the number of viewers of the same show by 38% last year,” noted Meltzer.

After weeks of teasing and Easter eggs, the star behind the White Rabbit mystery has been revealed to be Bray Wyatt at Extreme Rules 2022. Fans are extremely happy to see Wyatt return.


#4. A potential reason Shinsuke Nakamura was cleared to wrestle outside of WWE

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One of the most interesting talking points in the world of professional wrestling is the “forbidden door”. WWE has generally not allowed its wrestlers to compete for other promotions, but a major announcement was recently made about Shinsuke Nakamura competing for Pro Wrestling NOAH and facing the legendary Great Muta.

Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio noted a few potential reasons why Nakamura was allowed to compete outside of the company.

“There’s two things it could be. One, WWE with the new regime allows guys to do it. There’s never going to be a lot of guys but, maybe guys asking, ‘Hey, let- me maybe do something special apart from the [United] United States with another company, or you just know something really special. They said, ‘Okay, do it.’ Also this Muta, because such a legend and it’s his last games, and it’s like, ‘Hey, I can make one of his last games.’ Anyone from Triple H’s generation, you know Muta was a legend, and he was a big star before and a legend in Japan. I think maybe it’s something really special, and they’ll let it be. It was still a surprise,” Meltzer said.

With Triple H in power, things have changed a lot. Fans are hoping to see more WWE Superstars compete outside of the company, which not too long ago seemed like “no chance in hell!”


#3. Triple H has concrete plans for top star return

Former Universal Champion Kevin Owens has been absent from WWE television for a while now. Earlier reports suggested his comeback was delayed due to Sami Zayn’s storyline with The Bloodline.

However, Steve Carrier of Ringside News reported that there are already “concrete plans” in place for the knockout comeback, but Triple H is biding the time for it:

“Kevin Owens hasn’t been on TV, but WWE hasn’t forgotten about him one bit. In fact, there are concrete plans for his return when the ‘time is right’.”

There has been massive speculation of Kevin Owens reforming his alliance with Sami Zayn and the duo dethroning The Usos as undisputed tag team champions. One of the “Triple H guys” is Kevin Owens, and fans expect the game to reserve him very heavily when he returns.


#2. The multi-time champion suffered a major injury and could be out of action for a long time

Former United States Champion R-Truth appeared on NXT last week, where he took on Grayson Waller. However, his match was abruptly stopped as Truth appeared to have suffered an injury.

In the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer reported that Truth ripped his quad, which could keep him out of action for a long time.

“It hasn’t been confirmed at press time but it was believed he tore his quad, which is a very serious injury that could keep him out for a long time.”

R-Truth has been one of the most underrated WWE Superstars on the roster. From his excellent comedic skills to his in-ring abilities, Truth has always managed to make a name for himself and entertain fans. We hope he gets better soon!


#1. WWE star released for poor work ethic

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Last week, WWE released several versions of NXT. While these were initially thought to be routine releases, one of them apparently has more details behind it – Bodhi Hayward. Bryan Alvarez reported on Wrestling Observer Live that Bodhi was said to be a “handful” backstage.

“I guess the easiest way to describe it is apparently Bodhi was a handful. So it wasn’t just ‘well, let’s get rid of that guy’ or whatever. But I’ve heard multiple people saying it wasn’t just ‘we’ I’m going to cut some people, we’re going to cut this person who was right in the middle of a storyline,” Alvarez noted.

Dave Meltzer further reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Bodhi was released due to his work ethic as he reportedly failed to show up in time for events.

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LCU Presents 7th Annual Values ​​& Ethics Series November 10 https://ocupario.org/lcu-presents-7th-annual-values-ethics-series-november-10/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 15:29:30 +0000 https://ocupario.org/lcu-presents-7th-annual-values-ethics-series-november-10/ Congressman Mike Johnson and his wife Kelly will speak at Louisiana Christian University’s 7e Annual Values ​​and Ethics Series, taking place Thursday, November 10 at 6 p.m. at Guinn Auditorium. Mike Johnson is a constitutional lawyer and represents Louisiana’s fourth congressional district. Kelly Johnson is a licensed pastoral counselor and teacher. Together they host the […]]]>


Congressman Mike Johnson and his wife Kelly will speak at Louisiana Christian University’s 7e Annual Values ​​and Ethics Series, taking place Thursday, November 10 at 6 p.m. at Guinn Auditorium.

Mike Johnson is a constitutional lawyer and represents Louisiana’s fourth congressional district. Kelly Johnson is a licensed pastoral counselor and teacher. Together they host the weekly “Truth Be Told” podcast, which offers analysis of current affairs and topics from a Christian perspective.

“I love the idea behind the Values ​​and Ethics series, and I want every university to host a similar event,” said Congressman Johnson. “There is too little emphasis on these subjects today, and the foundations of our country are destroyed because of it. On November 10, we’ll discuss why the Founders insisted that religion and morality were essential to sustaining our republic, and how we can all work to restore those pillars before it’s too late.

LCU President Dr. Rick Brewer launched the Values ​​and Ethics series to address relevant cultural issues through the lens of a biblical worldview and absolute truth, offering an answer that goes against of the secular progressive ideology that dominates most college campuses across the country.

“At this critical moment in the life of our nation,” Brewer said, “I can think of no one better equipped to articulate challenges to our fundamental constitutional rights and freedoms, especially attempts to thwart religious freedom, than the Congressman Mike Johnson.”

The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

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A year after the trade scandal, the Fed is again in the spotlight on ethics https://ocupario.org/a-year-after-the-trade-scandal-the-fed-is-again-in-the-spotlight-on-ethics/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 16:22:00 +0000 https://ocupario.org/a-year-after-the-trade-scandal-the-fed-is-again-in-the-spotlight-on-ethics/ NEW YORK, Nov 1 (Reuters) – Just over a year after a trade controversy rocked the Federal Reserve’s reputation in Washington and beyond, new ethical missteps have hampered efforts of the US central bank and its chief, Jerome Powell, for matter behind them. In recent weeks, Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic has acknowledged that over […]]]>

NEW YORK, Nov 1 (Reuters) – Just over a year after a trade controversy rocked the Federal Reserve’s reputation in Washington and beyond, new ethical missteps have hampered efforts of the US central bank and its chief, Jerome Powell, for matter behind them.

In recent weeks, Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic has acknowledged that over the past few years he had accidentally violated the standards then in place defining permitted investment activity. Meanwhile, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard has sparked controversy for speaking behind closed doors to a group of bankers on Oct. 14, raising concerns that these financial professionals were obtaining inside information on the central bank deliberations.

These latest events show that when it comes to the Fed’s toughening of its ethical standards, its job is not yet done. The central bank has been hailed for adopting a new code of ethics that is perhaps the strictest in the US government, but the program has yet to be fully implemented. Meanwhile, an internal Inspector General (IG) investigation into the Fed’s regional business activities has yet to be released and it is unclear when it will be.

“I give (the Fed) a letter A grade for the changes they made, the pace at which they made the changes, the kind of ethical leadership Powell had in calling the (IG) to do the investigation and to agree not to participate in or have any influence on the inspector general’s report,” said Kaleb Nygaard, who studies Fed history at the University of Pennsylvania.

“But until that’s completely over, I don’t think we can give them a full rating for their performance,” he said.

TIGHTEN THE RULES

The recent developments followed the revelation in September 2021 that Robert Kaplan and Eric Rosengren, then presidents of the Dallas and Boston Fed banks, respectively, had actively traded in financial markets while helping to set monetary policy for the Fed. . Both Kaplan and Rosengren unexpectedly retired that month. Earlier this year, the Fed’s second-in-command, Richard Clarida, resigned early while also facing questions about his own trading activities.

The three former central bankers said their financial activities complied with a code of ethics that limited when officials could trade and prohibited ownership of bank shares. An IG report in July cleared Clarida and Powell, whose business activities were also investigated, of wrongdoing.

Following the Dallas and Boston Fed resignations, the Fed formalized a new code in February prohibiting a wide range of ownership titles for policymakers, senior executives and their families. It also imposed limits on when people bound by the code can change their financial circumstances.

As part of the effort to improve oversight, a Fed spokesperson said the central bank has so far doubled the number of employees involved in the ethics process to six.

Publicly available disclosures for senior Fed regional bank staff are not resolved in this process. Currently, only information about the Fed’s chief, members of the Fed’s board of governors, senior central bank officials, and regional bank presidents is available. Given the quasi-private nature of the 12 regional federal banks, there is no formal mechanism to compel these institutions to disclose this information.

The new system also offers waivers for certain situations, and it remains unclear how this process will be handled. Some ethics experts fear that if these waivers are not made public, they could allow the new rules to be undermined.

The Fed has acknowledged granting a waiver in June to Richmond Fed President Thomas Barkin. He said on Friday that the waiver requested by Barkin relates to family trusts, which partly own shares of prohibited companies. The Fed noted that Barkin and his immediate family do not own, manage or benefit from the trusts in question, only that he “is primarily responsible for making decisions regarding the distribution of trust assets to trust beneficiaries.”

A Fed spokesman said “we continue to review our disclosure practices” for central bankers covered by the new policy and to make waivers public.

A spokesperson for the Fed’s IG declined to say when the Fed’s regional business activity report would be released or whether Bostic’s business would be included in it or investigated separately.

REGIONAL REVIEW

Some Fed watchers hope that as it moves forward in strengthening its ethical standards, it will take a closer look at regional Fed banks, where the most notable business activity has occurred.

The Fed was criticized last year for failing to identify financial trading activity that entrapped regional bank presidents. All regional federal bank chairs had just been selected for another five-year term in a process led by Lael Brainard, then Fed governor and now second-in-command of the central bank.

The Fed committee that oversees regional banks is now headed by Governor Christopher Waller. Waller spent much of his career at the St. Louis Fed and therefore may have a better understanding of how these institutions work.

Peter Conti-Brown, a professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, said “I think the (Board of Governors) is extraordinarily lax in its oversight” of regional Fed banks. He added that the central bank’s complex system is “clumsy”, but “this clumsiness does not give the Council license to ignore its oversight responsibilities”.

Managing regional communication issues could also be an issue following Bullard’s recent closed-door conversation with bankers, which the St. Louis Fed said came amid a very long list. public comments. His appearance may have circumvented behavior that the central bank’s official communications policy says should be avoided.

The St. Louis Fed said Oct. 20 “we are listening to feedback on this and will think differently about this in the future.”

Reporting by Michael S. Derby; Editing by Dan Burns and Paul Simao

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A drone contract can raise ethical issues https://ocupario.org/a-drone-contract-can-raise-ethical-issues/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 04:04:26 +0000 https://ocupario.org/a-drone-contract-can-raise-ethical-issues/ BRADENTON — A recent purchase of vendor services by the Manatee County government may not have followed county procurement procedures and may have violated Florida laws that govern ethical business practices. On October 1 and 2 of this year, the Manatee County government engaged the services of a private contractor for aerial drone services. The […]]]>

BRADENTON — A recent purchase of vendor services by the Manatee County government may not have followed county procurement procedures and may have violated Florida laws that govern ethical business practices.

On October 1 and 2 of this year, the Manatee County government engaged the services of a private contractor for aerial drone services. The company provided its services at a county-organized hurricane relief site at the Myakka Community Center. The total billed to the county for services provided by the company was $2,800.00.

To complicate matters, Manatee County established its own internal Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Drone Team Program in 2018. The program was established with the goal of providing county employees with capability and improved safety in performing day-to-day operations and responding to emergencies while saving the county money. dramatically reducing the need to outsource services to a private UAS company. The county’s drone program is overseen by the Energy and Sustainability Division of the Department of Property Management.

The program has grown to include more than two dozen county employees in seven county departments who are actively licensed UAS pilots. County employees who participate in the program must complete extensive training, maintain an active UAS Part 107 certification with the FAA, and complete a minimum number of flight hours per year. The program has also amassed a fleet of 16 county-owned drones with most purchase values ​​ranging from $1,000 to $5,400. A Matrice 300 RTK drone purchased in 2021 was an outlier in this range, costing around $13,000.

To learn more about the success of the county’s drone program, visit here and here.

Manatee County employee and UAS pilot and drone program member Hjalmar Pashas tests out the Matrice 300 RTK drone during a 2021 Red Tide training session. SOURCE: Manatee County Government

In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, members of the county’s UAS program were called upon to respond to recovery needs, including aerial surveillance of flood-affected structures and roads. However, despite the county’s drone team being on the scene, Deputy County Administrator and Director of Property Management Charlie Bishop also enlisted the services of a private provider, Drone Effects LLC.

The business is owned and operated by a former Manatee County employee who left the organization in January 2020. Additionally, the business owner was romantically involved – very public – on and off again with Bishop .

From a social media post, it emerged that in June this year, the pair went their separate ways in a bitter rift. Melissa Matisko, the owner of Drone Effects LLC, took to social media to publicly announce the couple’s split.

“I am grateful to have finally ended a physically and mentally abusive relationship with Charlie Bishop,” Matisko wrote in a June Facebook post. “I believe the power has corrupted him and he’s 100% sleeping with Courtney. Good luck, Manatee County.”

Sources who spoke with OTC on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisal offered their perspectives that Bishop and Matisko’s relationship was well known in the office and that, despite breaking up in June, the two have oscillated between separation and reconciliation. The relationship status between the two as of October is unknown.

During our investigation, OTC confirmed that the County Purchasing Division noticed a Request for Offers (RFO) seeking drone services on July 23, 2021. The RFO was initiated at the request of the Department of Property Management.
The Manatee County Supplier Guide (2022) defines the different methods of supply. An RFO is an informal process for obtaining written offers of services. A preliminary review of bids is carried out by the Procurement Division before the bids are then evaluated on criteria by the designated departmental representative.
As of August 16, 2021, the county has received and reviewed five offers from drone service companies. The memo of intent to award stated that the companies were ranked equally and that the recommendation to award contracts to each of the companies, including Drone Effects LLC, was made by the property management department. The supply contracts awarded under the RFO expired in August 2022 and no renewals have been requested.

Social media posts shared between Matisko and Bishop appear to show that the two have been enjoying some level of romantic relationship since at least 2018. On August 10, 2021, when Bishop was officially promoted to the dual role of deputy county administrator and Department manager by County Administrator Scott Hopes, Matisko, referenced Bishop’s promotion in a Facebook post.

Matisko wrote: “Today was a big day for my two favorite guys, (child’s name) has started senior year and Charlie Bishop has been named deputy county administrator! I am beyond proud of my two loves .”

Photos attached to the social media post show Matisko being in the county’s downtown administration building and the commission’s chambers, for Bishop’s confirmation to deputy administrator by the county commission.

From the subtitle of the manual, II. PURCHASING CODE OF ETHICS:

C. Governed by the highest ideals of honor and integrity in all public and personal dealings in order to earn the respect and inspire the confidence of the organization and the public served.
D. Believing that personal aggrandizement (gain) or profit obtained through the abuse of public or personal relations is dishonest and intolerable.

E. Identify and limit the participation of any person in operational situations where a conflict of interest may be involved.

Additionally, the handbook points out that the ethical responsibilities of county employees and county officers with formal responsibility for procurement transactions are set forth in Florida Statutes, Section 112.313.

112.313(6) ABUSE OF PUBLIC POSITION.—No public official, employee of any local government agency, or attorney shall corruptly use or attempt to use his official position or any property or resource that may be in his confidence, or exercise his official functions, to obtain a special privilege, advantage or exemption for himself or for others.

Given Bishop’s romantic relationship with Ms. Matisko as well as his role as head of the department that launched the RFO and recommended a contract be awarded to Matisko’s LLC in 2021, this raises questions as to the suitability of the county doing business with L’entreprise de Matisko. Add to that the fact that the county has invested both time and money in creating a UAS drone program that currently employs 29 licensed UAS pilots and has purchased over a dozen drones, and additional questions are raised as to why the county would spend $175 per year. hour for services at Matisko that she could probably have obtained internally at a lower cost.

The contract awarded with Drone Effects LLC approved in August 2021 has since expired, but between August and December 2021, public records show the company invoiced the Manatee County Property Management Department three times. The total paid to the company while in procurement was $7,250.00

In contrast, a public record request showed that of the four other companies that also received award contracts through the RFO, only two billed the county for services between August 2021 and August 2022.

One company, Stable Air Media LLC, billed the county about $5,500 for drone training sessions for 23 county employees. Like Drone Effects, Stable Air directed its billing to the county’s property management department. The second bill was paid to a licensed company called Drones on Demand for a cost of approximately $10,000 for drone services, billed to the Public Works Department.

No other records of paid invoices for drone-related services appear to exist from the year contract awards were active.

The most recent $2,800 bill submitted to property management by Drone Effects LLC is for service dates that are more than a month after the company’s contract with the county expired. Although the Manatee County Public Records Division was able to produce a copy of the October bill upon request, the clerk’s office said it has not yet received the bill for processing and payment.

On her Facebook profile, Matisko shared a post on Oct. 3 that read in part, “…grateful to have the opportunity to work with some of my favorite drone pilots…”

Several photos attached to the post showed Matisko providing drone services alongside the county’s own drone team in early October. Some of the photos also appear to show Matisko inside the Myakka Community Center posing for photos with commissioners Vanessa Baugh and Kevin Van Ostenbridge.

OTC contacted the county via email to inquire about Drone Effects LLC and the recent invoice. In our investigation, we asked why the county would have required drone services from an outside provider in October, if Bishop had received permission from the county administration (or anyone else) before engaging the services. of Drone Effects, and whether the county investigates the nature and/or appropriateness of its business relationship with the company.

In an email response, the Manatee County PIO informed OTC that the matter is currently under investigation.

“The county administration is investigating this issue and reviewing the bill,” the email said. “There is no further comment at this time as the investigation is ongoing.”

Dawn Kitterman is a reporter for the Bradenton Times. She covers local government and entertainment news. She can be reached at [email protected]


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