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Wrongs International
By:Zeeshan, Qatar
Date: Wednesday, 18 April 2012, 11:41 am
In Response To: Afghanistan: Allies must run bloody humiliated (Geoff Thompson and Peter Cronau)

* Five arrested at ‘sham wedding’ in Larne, County Antrim
* Zimbabwe battles sham marriages
* Increased workload for Coventry register office in crackdown on sham marriages
* Karnataka CID chief ‘forged’ papers to get law degree
* Mianwali: Fake matric certificates; 2 Health Dept employees get RI
* The Worst Ever HR Policies In The World
* HR’s Role in Improving African Business Performance on Agenda of Major HR Conference
* HR Tips for Small Business Owners
* When background checks miss the mark
* Ex-teacher gets four years in prison for molestation
* Ex-Teacher at Bronx Private School Accused of Sexual Misconduct
* Partner violence is managers’ business
* A Comprehensive Approach to Preventing Workplace Violence
* Bullying doesn’t just hurt your feelings – it can actually damage your immune system, say researchers
* Ethics Are More Important Than You Think In Business
* Do You Know Right from Wrong? How Business Ethics Can Change Your Life
* Fake doctor gave cosmetic courses
* Youth falls victim to quackery in Kasur
* Newborn dies through doctor’s ‘negligence’
* The Real Nightmare on Elm Street(s) – Nightmare Tenants
* Tenant arrested for eve-teasing woman
* Axe-wielding tenant arrest on Vancouver Island
* 5 Best Practices for Global Workforce Background Screening
* Employee recognition for the multi-generational workforce
* Sony to reduce workforce by 10,000 as part of ‘One Sony’ initiative
* Hundreds working with fake degrees
* Former Warren County employee accused of stealing $150,000
* Immigrants Scammed in Search of Legal Status: DA
* Burlington: 7 immigrant workers arrested in Vt.
* Are your vendors stealing from you?

Five arrested at ‘sham wedding’ in Larne, County Antrim

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 02:30 AM PDT
Five people have been arrested by officers from the UK Border Agency investigating a suspected sham wedding in County Antrim. Investigators moved in to stop the wedding on Monday afternoon, half an hour before it was due to take place at the registry office in Larne. The 26-year-old Portuguese bride and the 29-year-old Bangladeshi groom were taken to Ballymena police station

Zimbabwe battles sham marriages

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 02:29 AM PDT
For Zimbabwean civil servant Tatenda Chigovero, March 30 was supposed to be the most memorable day of his life. But it turned out to be one of the worst. Mr Chigovero was due to tie the knot, but the Zimbabwe Registrar-General’s Office failed to provide new marriage certificates, meaning couples could not officialise their marriages on that day. “We took this wedding seriously and have spent months preparing for this occasion only to be told that there are some changes and we will not be married until the problems are sorted out,” Mr Chigovero, who lives in the satellite town of Chitungwiza, 20 kilometres from the capital Harare, said

Increased workload for Coventry register office in crackdown on sham marriages

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 02:23 AM PDT
ATTEMPTS to crackdown on sham marriages have led to an increased workload at Coventry register office. Last May the city centre register office was chosen, along with Birmingham, to deal with all marriage requests in the West Midlands involving asylum seekers or immigration issues. The move came after the Home Office decided to scrap the Certificates of Approval which was needed by anyone who wanted to get married. As a result more checks need to be carried out and any applications suspected of being related to illegal marriages are reported to the Home Office for investigation

Karnataka CID chief ‘forged’ papers to get law degree

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 04:05 AM PDT
Karnataka CID director general of police R. K. Dutta is in fresh trouble. Dutta has been accused of fraudulently obtaining an LLB degree in violation of civil service rules. A complaint in this regard has been lodged in a special court set up to hear cases under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. According to the complainant, Dutta took admission in the LLB course at the Arunodaya Institute of Legal Studies in 2009 without obtaining permission from the state government, a mandatory rule for all civil servants. During the period, he was working with the Karnataka Lokayukta

Mianwali: Fake matric certificates; 2 Health Dept employees get RI

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 04:03 AM PDT
Sargodha Anti-Corruption Special Judge Zafar Iqbal Naeem on Thursday awarded seven-year each rigorous imprisonment to two employees of the Health Department for getting jobs through fake matriculation certificates

The Worst Ever HR Policies In The World

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 04:33 AM PDT
What makes a person hate his/her job? Is it the office environment or a strict boss? There can be other isolated reasons too. However, HR policies make or break an employee's attitude towards work. Human resource policies are irreplaceable and are very important for a company's growth. So if you do not care for it, then your company will never grow. But some organisations forget this thumb rule

HR’s Role in Improving African Business Performance on Agenda of Major HR Conference

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 04:16 AM PDT
A major conference will be held in September this year bringing together the top human resources executives from the region to discuss the challenges to strategic people management faced by African organisations. HR Leaders in Africa 2012 is being organised by international conference leaders Informa in conjunction with Afrocet, and will run from 10 to 12 September in Lagos. Representatives from leading Nigerian and international companies, including IBM, Halliburton, Unilever, Microsoft, and MTN Nigeria Communications Ltd, will examine innovative HR strategies to help organisations meet their goals and improve performance

HR Tips for Small Business Owners

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 04:14 AM PDT
Unlike large multi-national businesses, small owner-managed firms don’t have the resources or need for a full time HR person (or people). However, like larger organisations they are looking to improve their work practices, efficiency and performance by using best HR practices. Recruiting and retaining great staff is key to any businesses’ success and this is the most important HR task on a small business owner's plate

When background checks miss the mark

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 03:15 AM PDT
The teacher arrived with excellent credentials and more than 20 years of experience in the classroom when he accepted a position last year at a private school in Menlo Park. What the school didn't know -- until informed by the Voice's sister paper, the Almanac -- was that he also came with a trail of allegations of child molestation involving students he taught at previous schools in three states, starting in the 1970s.

Ex-teacher gets four years in prison for molestation

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 03:14 AM PDT
A 58-year-old Gananoque teacher, whose career ended three years ago with his arrest following revelations that he’d sexually molested a young boy 30 years earlier in Kingston, has now lost his freedom as well. Kenneth (Gavin) Williamson was sentenced on Monday in Kings­ton’s Superior Court to four years in prison

Ex-Teacher at Bronx Private School Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 03:13 AM PDT
A former math teacher at Riverdale Country Schoolin the Bronx was arrested Monday on charges of engaging in sexual conduct with a teenage student. The former teacher, Richard Hovan, 30, surrendered to the authorities in the morning and pleaded not guilty to charges that he had oral sex with the girl, once in April 2011 and again in May 2011, and endangered the welfare of a child. He was released on $25,000 bond

Partner violence is managers’ business

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 02:45 AM PDT
There are already so many uncomfortable conversations that managers have with their employees. Broaching the subject of intimate partner violence could be one of the hardest, but one of the most important, since it could help save an employee's life. Good intentions aside, paying attention to the issue goes beyond a manager caring about workers. It's also a cold calculation of business: Violence at home costs employers money. A 2010 survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 30 percent of women in the country and a quarter of the men have been slapped, pushed or shoved by an intimate partner

A Comprehensive Approach to Preventing Workplace Violence

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 02:44 AM PDT
What does it mean to provide a “safe” workplace? For careful employers, the concept of workplace safety is not limited to preventing accidents (slips, falls, and equipment injuries) that lead to workers’ compensation claims. Employers must also consider the threat of workplace violence, which usually takes one of three forms: (1) violence between co-workers; (2) violence between employees and customers; and (3) violence between employees and the general public. Each industry faces unique challenges in preventing workplace violence. Let’s consider two examples – a bank and a hospital. The bank is likely to be more concerned with preventing a robbery than the hospital. On the other hand, the hospital may focus more on protecting employees from potentially violent patients. In both examples, the careful employer must take reasonable steps to assess and prevent violence against employees

Bullying doesn’t just hurt your feelings – it can actually damage your immune system, say researchers

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 02:42 AM PDT
Bullying can result in the immune system suffering, says a new study on monkeys. Lead author Jenny Tung from Duke University in North Carolina studied rhesus macaques and found that when one was introduced to a new group, which results in it having the lowest status, it became stressed and its immune system dropped in efficiency. The team believe that the social stress that moulds a monkey’s immune system could help researchers understand how stress affects humans

Ethics Are More Important Than You Think In Business

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 05:11 AM PDT
Having ethical behavior is about your own personal integrity, which basically means that you are honest and truthful in all business and personal dealings. Unfortunately, some people have a hard time defining what ethical is exactly, and there is the rub! People justify and define ethics to suit their own conscience. While we know that ethics little to do with political beliefs, public opinion or even changing values, it certainly has everything to do with what you know deep down in your heart to be right or wrong

Do You Know Right from Wrong? How Business Ethics Can Change Your Life

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 04:54 AM PDT
There really isn’t a deep separation between business and personal ethics. In my experience, you either act ethically in your life, or you don’t. And many times, we don’t really think about ethics and the consequences of how we act until we are in business, when the impact goes beyond simply identifying right from wrong

Fake doctor gave cosmetic courses

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 03:57 AM PDT
The Venezuelan male J.G.G.R. (27), who posed as a doctor to perform cosmetic surgery on Aruba and is held responsible for the death of Taheely Pietersz (21) last December, also gave courses to perform cosmetic surgery. The suspect is still in custody. He is accused of murder, forgery and fraud. The criminal case is scheduled for July 13th. The Public Prosecutor (OM) announced the aforementioned. The pro forma session took place yesterday. The police investigation is completed but two other investigations are still in progress, said OM-spokesperson Ann Angela. It regards an investigation into the material used with the treatment of the victim and an investigation in Venezuela to verify all his statements. When these investigations are completed the case can be tried on July 13th. Until then, R. will in any case remain in custody

Youth falls victim to quackery in Kasur

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 03:56 AM PDT
An eighteen-year-old boy died while his sister sustained severe burns after they applied acid, given by a quack, on their arms and legs which were affected by a fungal infection. Akbar, a poor worker and a resident of Dosehra Ground near Dhanpat Road, his son Asghar and daughter Naseem Bibi had infection on their arms and legs. One of their relatives advised them to go to a man who prepared ‘chiks’ and cured various diseases with herbal medicines at Aurara village. The mother of Asghar and Naseem Bibi took them to the quack who charged Rs 500 for a bottle of liquid, asking them to apply it on the body. After applying the acid on their bodies, the condition of Asghar and Naseem Bibi started deteriorating. Asghar contracted respiratory problem as well. The family called Rescue 1122, which shifted them to hospital. Asghar died on way to hospital, while Naseem Bibi is being treated at DHQ Hospital.

Newborn dies through doctor’s ‘negligence’

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 03:46 AM PDT
A 15-day-old baby boy died through alleged negligence of a doctor at a private clinic in the Defence-A police jurisdiction on Monday. Police have registered a case against Doctor Ali and his assistant under Section 319 of PPC with no arrest so far. One Muhammad Babar Ali, a resident of Chungi Amr Sidhu, visited the private clinic of Doctor Ali for circumcision of his son named Ali. The doctor administered an injection which reacted and claimed the life of the baby

The Real Nightmare on Elm Street(s) – Nightmare Tenants

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 03:00 AM PDT
When most people hear the title A Nightmare on Elm Street™, they think about a group of high school kids that are attacked in their dreams by a villain that goes by the name Freddie Kruger. In this article, we’re going to talk about a different type of nightmare that happens on Elm Streets all across the country – nightmare tenants. The difference is – these nightmares are real! Although most tenants will keep the rental property clean, pay their rent in a timely fashion and adhere to all of their responsibilities as a tenant, there’s a chance that a landlord can rent to a tenant that disregards their rental obligations and become a nightmare for the landlord. Below is a list of some of the nightmare stories we’ve heard from landlords. Remember, once you allow a nightmare tenant to move in, it’s not always easy to remove them from your rental unit

Tenant arrested for eve-teasing woman

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 02:59 AM PDT
A young woman was humiliated and assaulted by her tenant when she visited him to collect her rent. The incident took place in Navkatha No. 1 in Danaoli. A case has been registered based on her complaint. Late Surendra Chand Jain had a shop in Danaoli, which has been given to Tejkumar on a rental basis. On Tuesday morning, the daughter went to the shop to collect rent. Tejkumar call her inside and began to eve-tease her. He thrashed her when she shouted for help but in the end was compelled to flee. The girl went to the police station lo lodge her complaint

Axe-wielding tenant arrest on Vancouver Island

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 02:58 AM PDT
One man has been arrested after a Vancouver Island landlord was allegedly threatened by a tenant wielding an axe. Police in Saanich, B.C., say the confrontation happened at about 7 p.m. PT Friday. "[The] landlord went to serve some [eviction] documents to the tenant. Rather than be able to serve papers peacefully, the tenant decided to threaten the landlord and chase him off the property with an axe," said Const. Gord Bedingfield

5 Best Practices for Global Workforce Background Screening

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 03:33 AM PDT
s the workforce of many organizations becomes more globalized, new challenges are created in maintaining an effective and compliant employment background screening program. Organizations that expand their operations overseas, or utilize workers who have lived, studied, or worked in a foreign country, must ensure that they adapt their background screening policies to address this global workforce, or they may be exposed to security and compliance risks

Employee recognition for the multi-generational workforce

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 03:31 AM PDT
presented by O.C. Tanner featured Tom Carroll, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at RR Donnelley and Sons. He spoke on employee recognition for the multi-generational workforce, which was first discussed with our audience at the 2011 Executive Recognition Summit in New York City. Here are some highlights from Tom’s keynote at the Summit.

Sony to reduce workforce by 10,000 as part of ‘One Sony’ initiative

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 03:28 AM PDT
The rumors appear to have been true. As part of its "One Sony" restructuring under new CEO Kazuo Hirai, Sony has announced it will be cutting approximately 10,000 jobs over the 2012 fiscal year. In a PR release, the company stated the the move will hit its headquarters, subsidiaries, and sales organizations "in order to further enhance operational efficiencies

Hundreds working with fake degrees

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 06:45 AM PDT
Following reports about fake certificate-making rackets spreading in Saudi society, authorities have reiterated their determination to crack down on holders of fake certificates.

Former Warren County employee accused of stealing $150,000

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 05:47 AM PDT
A former Warren County employee faces a maximum of 45 years in prison after authorities say she mishandled more than $150,000 in welfare and Medicaid benefits.

Immigrants Scammed in Search of Legal Status: DA

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 06:12 AM PDT
With thousands of illegal immigrants facing deportation, many are trying desperate methods to get citizenship. Immigration officials say many are being targeted by scammers who say they can help immigrants gain legal status.

Burlington: 7 immigrant workers arrested in Vt.

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 06:03 AM PDT
The U.S. Border Patrol has accused seven undocumented immigrants working on a construction project at the University of Vermont of being in the country illegally.

Are your vendors stealing from you?

Posted: 16 Apr 2012 07:30 AM PDT
If one of your vendors shows up at your next meeting in a new Ferrari, mentions a new membership to an exclusive country club, and has started to build a lake house, be skeptical. Your vendor may be taking you for a ride.

Messages In This Thread

Afghanistan: Allies must run bloody humiliated
Geoff Thompson and Peter Cronau -- Wednesday, 18 April 2012, 9:16 am
LIFE? IN SIACHEN
K.I. Bajwa, NJ -- Wednesday, 18 April 2012, 9:36 am
Siachen and Apathy
K.I. Bajwa, NJ -- Wednesday, 18 April 2012, 10:01 am
Wrongs International
Zeeshan, Qatar -- Wednesday, 18 April 2012, 11:41 am