Muslim Student Association details fasting at Fast-a-thon

first_imgNelson Mandela’s former prison guard visits campus to reflect on their unlikely friendship Twitter Linkedin + posts Muslim Student Association Fast-a-thon group picture TAGSphotos Brandon Kitchin Facebook Brandon Kitchin is a junior Journalism major and TCU 360 line editor from Grand Prairie, Texas. If you ever get the chance to meet him, he is such a positive person that you might just have your day made. You can find him in the loudest section of the Amon G. Carter Stadium or on the field at halftime with “The Pride Of TCU,” the Horned Frog Marching Band. He plays bass drum for the TCU Drumline. ReddIt Facebook Previous article“Fantastic Beasts” falls short of being magicalNext articleTCU Christmas tree lighting 2016 Brandon Kitchin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printTCU’s Muslim Student Association held their annual Fast-a-thon on Nov. 10, where a guest speaker talked about the norms and experiences that a person fasting in the Islamic faith would have.About 50 people attended the Fast-a-thon inside the conference room in Tucker Tech Center. People were encouraged online to fast the day of until the event, where they were able to enjoy Mediterranean food to break it.Vistors getting their food (Brandon Kitchin/TCU360)“The people before the Muslims were prescribed fasting so the Muslims believe in it too,” Suriya Jaekoma, the guest speaker, said. “It’s to reflect upon the people and the world around them.”Jaekoma was an Imam, a Muslim religious leader, for five years. He has a private school where he teaches children the Quran and Arabic and travels to different mosques and schools to give lectures on religion.Suriya Jaekoma was the guest speaker at the Fast-a-thon (Brandon Kitchin/TCU360)People who fast will try to avoid conflict so they can focus on the good in their lives, he said. “A person has to be physically and mentally stable, if not, you will not be rewarded for it,” Jaekoma said.Fasting is to be observed by adults, and it is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, along with Faith, Prayer, Charity and the Pilgrimage to Mecca. The Islamic month of Ramadan is the month dedicated to fasting, but fasting is not confined to Ramadan; instead, it is a year-round observance.However, there are also exceptions to the regulations of fasting that he explained.For people that are sick or traveling, fasting is not obligatory. During fasting, observers are supposed to be in good health and not eating would hinder the ability to do so, Jaekoma said.Additionally, fasting is not encouraged for people in certain stages of life.For the elderly and the sick, pregnant women and children before pre-pubescence, the duration of fasting might be altered to a shorter time so they can be in proper health.“Fasting should not cause you any harm,” Jaekoma said.Using Ramadan as the example, where Muslims fast from sunrise until sundown, some people are unable to go that long without eating, he said.Hanan Hammad, an assistant professor of Middle East and Islamic world history at TCU, said fasting is not about hunger, but rather it is about purity.“It means you drop all bad habits and restrain from doing anything that’s immoral or [that] harms the community or yourself, and adopt the good things,” Hammad said. “You’re watching yourself all the time.”Hammad, who got her bachelor’s degree from Cairo University and worked as a journalist before coming to the U.S., said there is a difference in fasting from where she’s from compared to America.In terms of pop culture surrounding fasting and Ramadan, the two regions are very different. In a predominantly Muslim country, pop culture tends to be very celebratory during this time period. In America, the community is smaller, and the attitudes are quieter and more modest.According to the 2016 TCU Fact Book, 47 students identify as Muslims. That equates to not even half a percent of the total population at TCU.Membership to MSA is open to anyone on campus. Brandon Kitchin ESPN’s ‘The Undefeated’ writer visits campus, talks media coverage on Nike, Kaepernick ad World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Brandon Kitchin Campus organizations to host ‘Black Panther’ screening, discussion Brandon Kitchin Twitter Linkedin ReddIt Brandon Kitchin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Memorial to commemorate MLK Jr. to come to downtown Fort Worth Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Turkey: Ten international organisations unite against the efforts to destroy civil society

first_img Follow the news on Turkey Receive email alerts April 28, 2021 Find out more April 2, 2021 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit In response to the absurd allegations levelled against Osman Kavala and Yiğit Aksakoğlu, who are both imprisoned pending trial, as well as 14 other civil society figures, all of whom are accused of “attempting to overthrow the government”, we, the undersigned human rights organizations, call for the escalating crackdown and criminalization of civil society to end.For the last five days, alledged details of an indictment against these 16 civil society actors have been leaked through the mainstream media in Turkey in a coordinated campaign of misinformation. According to purported leaks from the indictment, which has yet to be seen by lawyers representing the accused, the allegations focus on the 2013 Gezi Park protests, an overwhelmingly peaceful protest movement that was suppressed by the government amidst widespread police violence.A much larger group of civil society figures continue to be investigated under the auspices of the same investigation. Those under investigation and those facing indictment are neither responsible for the Gezi Park protests, which ought to be considered as a matter of freedom of expression, nor for any crime. The court should reject any indictment based on absurd conspiracies and which lack any meaningful evidence, and Osman Kavala and Yiğit Aksakoğlu, who have been imprisoned for 16 and 3 months respectively, should be immediately released.This latest assault on civil society comes at a time when human rights defenders and other civil society activists increasingly face detention, prosecution and imprisonment simply for exposing human rights violations and for demanding truth, justice and means of redress.The seventh hearing of “Büyükada” trial of 11 human rights defenders will be held next month despite no evidence having been presented to substantiate the trumped-up terrorism charges based solely on their human rights activism.Today human rights defenders Şebnem Korur Fincancı, Erol Önderoğlu and Ahmet Nesin are in court accused of producing “terrorist propaganda” by participating in a solidarity action with the now closed Özgür Gündem newspaper. Journalists who worked for Özgür Gündem are also facing  a campaign of judicial harassment. Şebnem Korur Fincancı was convicted two months ago of propaganda for terrorism and sentences to two years and 6 months imprisonment as a signatory of the ‘Peace petition’. The conviction is pending a regional appeals court, a court system that has shown itself to be no more independent of the government than the first instance courts. Human rights defender Eren Keskin, who acted as co-editor-in-chief of Özgür Gündem in an act of solidarity with the newspaper, is also being tried in over 100 cases. Meanwhile, 129 individuals will be imprisoned if the regional appeals court upholds their convictions. Their appeals are ongoing. Both the Özgür Gündem solidarity and the Academics for Peace trials are among those being used by the government to supress and silence hundreds of civil society activists in Turkey, as the courts hand down ever harsher prison sentences for the same acts of legitimate peaceful dissent.International treaties to which Turkey is a state place a special emphasis on the important role played by human rights defenders, civil society and a free press in ensuring respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. The effective protection of the freedom, security, dignity and physical and psychological integrity of human rights defenders is also a precondition for the right to defend human rights. International law also insists that the fundamental responsibility for protecting human rights defenders belongs to the state. The state is ultimately responsible for protecting all rights enjoyed by human rights defenders: from the rights to freedom of thought and expression to the rights to freedom of association and peaceful assembly.We, the undersigned organizations, stand united against these efforts to destroy independent civil society in Turkey, call for an end to the orchestrated campaign of intimidation and judicial harassment of civil society activists in Turkey and once again remind the authorities of their obligations to protect human rights defenders under international law.Civil Rights DefenderAssociation for Monitoring Equal Rights (Eşit Aklar İçin İzleme Derneği)Truth Justice Memory Center (Hakikat Adalet Hafıza Merkezi)The Rights Initiative (Hak İnisiyatifi Derneği)Human Rights Association (İnsan Hakları Derneği)Human Rights Agenda Association (İnsan Hakları Gündemi Derneği)Reporters Without Borders (Sınır Tanımayan Gazeteciler) Human Rights Foundation or Turkey (Türkiye İnsan Hakları Vakfı)Citizen’s Assembly Turkey (Yurttaşlık Derneği)Amnesty International (Uluslararası Af Örgütü) Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor RSF_en News News February 27, 2019 – Updated on February 28, 2019 Turkey: Ten international organisations unite against the efforts to destroy civil society Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and nine other international organisations stand united against efforts to destroy independent civil society in Turkey, and call for an end to the campaign of intimidation and judicial harassment of civil society activists in Turkey. 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Barrett appointed as new Limerick FC boss

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook SoccerLimerick FCNewsSportBarrett appointed as new Limerick FC bossBy John Keogh – January 15, 2018 4435 Linkedin Limerick manager Tommy Barrett has prepared the team for the trip for Dundalk despite ongoing rumours surrounding the club’s future. Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILELIMERICK FC have named Tommy Barrett as the club’s new manager, replacing Neil McDonald in the role.Barrett has enjoyed success as Limerick’s U-19 manager and has now been promoted to the top job. McDonald left the club ahead of the new season to join English side Scunthorpe United.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Barrett is an ex Limerick FC player and also spent time at Shamrock Rovers and Athlone town during his career.McDonald’s former assistant, Eric Kinder, has overseen First team training for the past week with the assistance of Joe Gamble.It is not immediately clear if Kinder and Gamble have a role within Barrett’s backroom team, which he is expected to name later in the week.Limerick have been beset by problems in the off-season. The club has struggled to bring in players since securing their top flight status, with only Cian Coleman, Daniel Kearns and Danny Morrissey coming in.Only last week, Limerick FC Chairman, Pat O’Sullivan, confirmed that he is looking to sell some, or all, of his share of the League of Ireland club as he can no longer bankroll the operation.“I have been saying for quite some time that this was not possible for me in the long-term,” O’Sullivan admitted.“We have reached a point now where we have to firmly address this particular issue because some clubs have become much stronger and given the structures of our league significant finances are required of any club that wants to stay in competition with the top of the table.“At this moment in time, I am in discussion with a number of parties with a view to selling an interest in the club. That may mean 100%, but certainly, it will ensure a majority share.“Our vision is to go to Europe, but we need to fill that gap,” he added. “Hence we need to have investors, to include outside investors or strong local commercial support.”Limerick FC begin their build up on the field this Saturday when they play Galway United in a pre-season friendly at UL. Kick-off for the game is at 6:30pm. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp TAGSGreatest League in the Worldleague of irelandlimerickLimerick FCMarkets FieldPost SportsoccerSuper BluesTommy Barrett Twitter Printcenter_img Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement Previous article#BREAKING Limerick singer Dolores O’Riordan dies in LondonNext articleLimerick council to install CCTV camera in Thomondgate John Keogh Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Non-Foreclosure Solution Totals Are Piling Up

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post January 27, 2016 1,922 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago HOPE NOW Loss Mitigation Non-foreclosure solutions 2016-01-27 Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: HOPE NOW Loss Mitigation Non-foreclosure solutionscenter_img Previous: DS News Webcast: Thursday 1/28/2016 Next: Ocwen and the City of Milwaukee Combine to Fight Effects of Foreclosure Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles While foreclosure continue to steadily decline, the number of foreclosure alternatives completed is adding up, and the industry completed another 99,000 foreclosure prevention actions in November 2015, according to data released by HOPE NOW on Wednesday.The 99,000 foreclosure prevention actions completed in November included permanent loan modifications, deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure, short sales, and other workout plans. Meanwhile, at the other end of the spectrum, foreclosure sales for the month totaled 24,500, meaning that non-foreclosure solutions still outpaced completed foreclosures by a four to one ratio.”This metric is important as it shows the breadth of solutions available to at-risk homeowners and that these homeowners are likely to receive an alternative solution to foreclosure,” HOPE NOW’s report stated. “It is interesting to note that nearly 40 percent of foreclosure alternative solutions for families were repayment plans. This indicates most families are experiencing short term hardships.”Approximately 26,00o of the foreclosure prevention action were permanent loan modifications, according to HOPE NOW. This number included 19,000 modifications through proprietary programs and 7,691 through the government’s Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP).”As we turn our attention to 2016, our data continues to indicate recovery in the overall housing market,” said Eric Selk, Executive Director of HOPE NOW. “Our November report shows that key trends remain consistent with previous reports. Specifically, foreclosure starts and foreclosure sales completed are at or near pre-crisis norms. Although fewer modifications are being reported, families are receiving assistance through foreclosure alternative solutions such as retention plans and formal repayment plans. This is reflective of an early intervention process that all servicers are employing. The goal is to keep families in their home and respond quickly when someone goes delinquent.”The number of serious delinquencies in the mortgage market also tumbled year-over-year in November, from 1.97 percent down to 1.65 percent, according to HOPE NOW.”Another key indicator of positive market stability is the decline in serious delinquency,” Selk said. “HOPE NOW tracks those homeowners who are 60+ days delinquent and we have reported a steady total of about 1.65 million borrowers for the past 5 months. This is a far cry from the nearly 2 million borrowers who were seriously delinquent just 18 months ago. This is a true testament to the hard work of the HOPE NOW Alliance and others, as well as the recent jobs report and economic recovery.” About Author: Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Non-Foreclosure Solution Totals Are Piling Up Non-Foreclosure Solution Totals Are Piling Up Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Newslast_img read more

Low uptake of flu vaccine among nursing home staff in Donegal

first_imgNews Pinterest Facebook Low uptake of flu vaccine among nursing home staff in Donegal Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Almost 60 per cent of staff working in residential facilities for the elderly in Co Donegal have never had a flu vaccine, according to research carried out by a public health consultant in the county.The most popular reason for not availing of the vaccine was that staff believed they didn’t need it, but over half of those surveyed said they were concerned about side effects.A study carried out by Dr Louise Doherty, a Donegal-based consultant in public health medicine, found 57 per cent of staff, employed at 20 nursing homes in the county, have never been vaccinated against the flu.The issue was highlighted last year when seven elderly residents died at Nazareth House in Fahan during a flu outbreak that affected 35 of the facility’s 46 residents. Only 9 per cent of the staff at Nazareth House had the flu vaccine, but Dr Doherty is stressing that the source of this outbreak had never been identified.According to the Irish Times, the research found the average uptake of the vaccine among staff in the 20 residential facilities surveyed was 21 per cent in 2012/2013 – above the national average of just 15 per cent.Despite constant reassurance from the authorities, the research confirmed widespread concerns among healthcare staff about the safety of the vaccine, with over 60 per cent of respondents worried about the side effects. Google+ Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Facebook WhatsApp HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Google+ WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – December 17, 2013 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Previous articleDecision due shortly on Howard’s application for representation at Arkinson inquestNext articleSword used in St Johnson armed robbery News Highland last_img read more

Tyrone motorcyclist dies during Manx Grand Prix

first_img WhatsApp Tyrone motorcyclist dies during Manx Grand Prix WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th A Tyrone motorcyclist has been killed in a crash during a race at the Manx Grand Prix on the Isle of Man.48-year-old shop-owner Trevor Ferguson from Castlecaulfield was married with three children.He was a former winner of six Irish National Road races.Mr Ferguson was the uncle of fellow road racer Ryan Farquhar.Meanwhile, a Police motorcyclist has been injured in a collision in Derry.At approximately 10.40 this morning, a police motorcycle collided with a grey Honda Civic on the Victoria Road. The police officer on the motorcycle was taken to hospital for treatment to injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.Police are urging witnesses to contact them. Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Previous articleHigh Court hears claim that autistic man was falsely imprisonedNext articleLiquidator describes Target Express as hopelessly insolvent News Highland Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ By News Highland – August 29, 2012 Twitter News Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Karnataka HC Asks Govt About Steps For Survey Of All Quarries In State

first_imgNews UpdatesKarnataka HC Asks Govt About Steps For Survey Of All Quarries In State Mustafa Plumber23 Feb 2021 8:04 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court has asked the state government to inform whether it will be carrying out a survey of all quarries in the State in a phased manner and whether any action of determination of lease/licenses is taken by the State Government during the year 2020. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Sachin Shankar Magadum said “We, therefore, direct…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka High Court has asked the state government to inform whether it will be carrying out a survey of all quarries in the State in a phased manner and whether any action of determination of lease/licenses is taken by the State Government during the year 2020. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Sachin Shankar Magadum said “We, therefore, direct the State Government to file supplementary statement of objections stating whether any direction has been issued to carry out survey of all quarries in the State in a phased manner and whether any action of determination of lease/licenses has been taken by the State Government during the year 2020.” The directions were given in a petition filed by SAMAJA PARIVARTHANA SAMITHI (R) highlighting the issue of illegal quarrying being undertaken in the state. By order dated December 8, 2020 the court had said “In a large number of cases, public interest litigations are being filed complaining about the instances of illegal quarrying or instances of quarrying being carried out in breach of the terms of the lease/licence. There are also grievances made regarding carrying out unauthorized activity of stone crushing or activity of stone crushing in breach of the licence granted under the Karnataka Regulation of Stone Crushers Act, 2011.” It added “Illegal mining or illegal stone crushing has a direct impact on the environment and ecology. Considering the precautionary principle and the doctrine of public trust, it is the duty of the State Government and the State Pollution Control Board to take immediate action for preventing illegal quarrying or illegal stone crushing.” The court had then directed the both the State Government and the State Pollution Control Board to set up grievance redressal mechanism, so that citizens can launch complaints by taking recourse to the said mechanism which will ensure that the complaints are immediately attended to and necessary action is initiated against the wrong doers Accordingly the state and the pollution control board in their affidavits filed on February 3, informed the court that Grievance Redressal Mechanism has been constituted and a ‘Monthly Drive’ is proposed. The bench though noted that “There are no details given about specific action taken against quarrying lease holders who have committed breaches. There is no statement made stating that a survey of all mines in the State shall be carried out in a phase wise manner with a view to ascertain whether any illegalities have been committed by them. Following which the court directed the state government to file a supplementary statement of objections stating whether any direction has been issued to carry out a survey of all quarries in the State in a phased manner. The supplementary statement of objections is to be filed within a period of one month from today. The matter will be next heard on March 8.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

Police: Texas boy charged with murder in boxer’s death after home invasion

first_imgChalabala/iStock(UVALDE, Texas) — A 12-year-old Texas boy was charged with capital murder on Thursday in the shooting death of a professional boxer who was killed in his home.Police in Uvalde, Texas, about 85 miles west of San Antonio, charged the boy with capital murder in the death of 24-year-old John VanMeter, who was shot and killed in his home on Wednesday evening, authorities said.VanMeter’s girlfriend called police at around 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, saying someone broke into their home and shot him, the Uvalde Police Department said.When police arrived, officers found VanMeter lying in the living room with a gunshot wound to the head. He was treated on the scene and transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.Police did not say how they connected the suspect to the shooting, but witnesses said they saw a male wearing a black bandanna over his face running from the home after the shooting.The suspect was arrested and taken to the Jourdanton Juvenile Detention Center in Atascosa County, Texas, according to police. Police did not reveal a possible motive in the shooting.Ortiz Boxing Gym, a local boxing arena, posted their condolences to VanMeter’s family and a video of him sparring with a young athlete.“[Our] deepest condolences go out to the VanMeter family,” the Facebook post said. “We lost not only a great boxer but also a great friend always willing to help out upcoming fighters Rest Easy Champ.”VanMeter, originally from California, had been boxing since he was 10 and began his professional career in 2015, according to the Uvalde-Leader News.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

COVID-19 nurse wins improbable $1 million lottery prize

first_imgNorth Carolina Education LotteryBy JON HAWORTH, ABC News(DURHAM, N.C.) — A COVID-19 nurse at a long-term care facility in North Carolina has won a $1 million prize in the state lottery.Terri Watkins from Durham, North Carolina, received a call informing her that she had won the million-dollar prize on Jan. 13 and her initial reaction to winning was complete disbelief.“I thought that it was a scam. I was a little upset actually!” she recalled laughing. “I thought that it was not real, couldn’t be real.Watkins, a nurse who works in the COVID unit of a long-term care facility in Durham, had a one in more than 513,000 chance in the final $300,000,000 Supreme Riches drawing on Wednesday.“Just seeing some of the things that I’ve had to see, I am very thankful,” Watkins said according to a statement released by the North Carolina Education Lottery. “I had been praying for something to help me with this situation. It really is a great thing. I’m very blessed.”The North Carolina Education Lottery said that ticket sales from scratch-offs make it possible for the lottery to raise over $725 million a year for education in the state.When asked about what her plans are following her improbable win, Watkins wasted no time coming up with ideas.“I’m just gonna take it slow and easy and figure out what I’m gonna do,” said Watkins. “I would love a new home, but I’ve just got to take time and put it in the right place.”Watkins made the decision to take a lump sum of $600,000 — $424,500 after required state and federal tax withholdings — rather than the $1 million as an annuity of $50,000 a year over 20 years.She claimed her prize Thursday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.Said Watkins: “It’s still something that I really don’t believe, I’m still in some shock here.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

CIPD hopeful of workable rules on covert monitoring

first_imgEmployers are optimistic that they will no longer have to automatically contact the police before the covert monitoring of staff as the final draft on guidance claimed.Employer bodies believe they won a significant victory at the last meeting with the Information Commission on 16 April to change to final draft code.The CIPD’s Diane Sinclair said that the Information Commission had accepted that it was impractical for employers to contact the police over all covert monitoring.She said many employers would want to monitor for soft drug abuse, for example, but would not want to involve the police.The Information Commission acknowledged that covert monitoring of some types of offence would not be in breach of the Data Protection Act, but has yet to decide when police must be involved.David Smith, said: “It is an area that we have been looking at again. Covert monitoring is a serious intrusion of privacy, which is why we originally included the need to contact the police.“Members at the consultation said that even for serious criminal offences they may want to deal with them internally.” Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. CIPD hopeful of workable rules on covert monitoringOn 30 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more