Linkedin Email Print Facebook Twitter WhatsApp A LADY and a professional is how many described Limerick’s longest serving Detective Garda who was sadly laid to rest this Monday following her battle with illness.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Margaret Nagle, a notable figure attached to Henry Street Garda Station, died at the Beacon Hospital in Dublin last Friday.Det Gda Nagle, originally from Kanturk but living in Lisnagry, was the first female to be appointed to the new divisional drugs unit for Limerick during in the 1980s.Affectionately known to close colleagues and friends as Mags, the Limerick detective was active in many high profile cases and policing as well as drug and fraud cases within the division and prior to her passing, was the longest serving detective among the current roster in the Limerick garda division.Limerick most senior garda, Chief Superintendent Dave Sheahan said that the loss of Margaret to her family will be “immense and unconscionable for them at times.“To An Garda Siocahna, Det Gda Nagle had a number of qualities that made up her character and that she was well known for but above all it was her humanity that was foremost. That all-out caring approach was exceptional.“That went a long way throughout her work and was clear that she cared so much for all she dealt with.”Chief Superintendent Sheahan said that this was certainly evident in the last years, and in difficult times, as she never let anything or illness get in her way.“She will be sadly missed amongst the force, her friends and not to mention, her family because of these top rate qualities that made her such a wonderful person”.Det Gda Nagle is survived by her husband John who is also a garda member, her son Daniel and daughter Anna, and was laid to rest this Monday at Kilmurry Cemetery following a noon Requiem Mass at Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Castletroy. Advertisement NewsHumanity of a lady was Det Garda’s outstanding quality By Staff Reporter – April 27, 2015 1120 Previous articleHandball – Limerick Handballer claims prestigious Team Ireland place.Next articleTom Crean – Antarctic Explorer Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie
News UpdatesBombay High Court Rejects Plea To Restrain Serum Institute Of India From Using ‘COVISHIELD’ Trademark Sharmeen Hakim20 April 2021 9:41 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday refused to grant interim relief to pharmaceutical company Cutis Biotech and restrain Serum Institute of India (SII) from using the trademark ‘Covishield,’ for its coronavirus vaccine. A division bench of Justices Nitin Jamdar and C. V. Bhadang said that the Nanded civil court’s order, refusing Cutis an injunction against Serum Institute was not…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 Bombay High Court on Tuesday refused to grant interim relief to pharmaceutical company Cutis Biotech and restrain Serum Institute of India (SII) from using the trademark ‘Covishield,’ for its coronavirus vaccine. A division bench of Justices Nitin Jamdar and C. V. Bhadang said that the Nanded civil court’s order, refusing Cutis an injunction against Serum Institute was not “arbitrary or perverse” warranting the HC’s intervention. The bench added that restraining SII from temporarily using the trademark would have large-scale ramifications traversing beyond the parties to the suit. “That ‘Covishield’ is a vaccine to counter Coronavirus is now widely known. A temporary injunction directing Serum Institute to discontinue the use of mark ‘Covishield’ for its vaccine will cause confusion and disruption in the Vaccine administration programme of the State.” While both manufacturers have not managed to register the Covidshield trademark, the Bench held that there was prima facie evidence to show that SII had adopted the name prior to Cutis Biotech and that SII has continued using the name without a break. After evaluating the evidence on record, we find that Serum Institute had coined the word ‘Covishield’ and took substantial steps towards its development and manufacture. Thus, there is adequate and convincing material on record to demonstrate the prior adoption of the mark by Serum Institute. There is no perversity in the finding that Cutis Biotech cannot claim to be a prior user of ‘Covishield’ The Dispute Cutis Biotech and Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd. applied for registration of the Covidshield trademark on April 29, 2020, and June 6, 2020, respectively and their applications are pending. Cutis Biotech filed a suit against SII in the Commercial Court at Pune and sought an interim injunction to restrain SII from using the trademark ‘Covishield’ and maintain the accounts regarding the sale in December. The Pune Bench refused relief, on the grounds Cutis could not prima facie prove the triple tests of the passing off a trademark i.e. goodwill of the plaintiff, misrepresentation by the defendant, and damages to the plaintiff. Therefore Cutis Biotech approached the HC in appeal under section 13 of the Commercial Courts Act, 2015. Cutis, argued that under Sub Section (1) of the Trade Marks Act, 1999, no person shall be entitled to institute any proceeding to prevent or recover damages for the infringement of an unregistered trademark, however, as per sub-section (2) action can be taken against any person for passing off his goods or services as the goods and services of the applicant and preserves the remedies to prevent passing off actions. Arguments Through advocate Aditya Soni, instructed by White & Brief Advocates & Solicitors, Cutis Biotech argued that SII was guilty of passing off. They argued that Cutis Biotech is selling pharmaceutical products, and it commenced its business in the year 2013. On 25 April 2020, they coined the word ‘Covishield’ and decided to use it in respect of pharmaceutical and other related products. They submitted that the company applied for registration of this trademark on 29 April 2020 regarding veterinary, ayurvedic, allopathic, medicinal, and pharmaceutical preparation and vitamins and dietary food supplements for humans and animals. And that it has sold products in various states in India. The trademark ‘Covishield’ has become a distinct product and business of Cutis Biotech. The Bench noted that to grant an injunction in cases of passing off, both ingredients of injunction, i.e prima facie case, and balance of convenience should exist in favor of the applicant. SII represented by Senior Advocate Birendra Saraf and Hitesh Jain instructed by Parinam Law Associates submitted that they coined the mark ‘Covishield’ in March 2020, itself. They produced an inter-office communication of 26 March 2020 to their purchase department which had the trademark ‘Covishield.’ They cited a statement issued by the company in March 2020 that they are investing around USD 100 million on the COVID-19 vaccine and yet another statement in April 2020 that Serum Institute plans to produce a Coronavirus vaccine in collaboration with Astra Zeneca. The trial of the Oxford Coronavirus vaccine commenced around 23 April 2020 and on 3 May 2020, Serum Institute received virus seed, and cell bank from Oxford University, and permission was granted by DCGI, they argued. SII submitted that to date, it has made a sale amounting to Rs.37507 lakhs through the sale of the ‘Covishield’ vaccine. Observations The Bench noted that Cutis Biotech’s response to the internal documents of Serum Institute, claiming they are fabricated, “is not possible to accept..as further narration would show that none of the documents are in isolation.” It held that from the evidence produced on record, Cutis Biotech failed to substantiate its assertion that it was a prior user of the mark and had acquired goodwill is more than clear. There is no perversity in the finding of the District Court that Cutis Biotech has not established this test for granting an injunction. No Likelihood of deception The Bench held that there is no likelihood of confusion between the products of Cutis Biotech and Serum Institute as the vaccine ‘Covishield’ produced by Serum Institute is not available across the counter but through the Government in the form of an injection. The sale of disinfectant or hand sanitizer, though it may relate to the same field, that is, health care products, cannot be said to cause confusion in the mind of average consumers…. It will be too farfetched to hold that there will be confusion in the average consumers’ minds between the use of a trademark in a Government administered vaccine at designated places and over-the-counter sanitizer products. Click Hear To Download/Read JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Previous Article Next Article LettersOn 30 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. This week’s lettersEmployers and HR need to wake up to the WTD reality In response to your article ‘Minister committed to voluntary pay reviews’(News, 16 March), you once again touched on the issue of the opt-out to theWorking Time Directive (WTD). When are companies, and HR, going to get real? The WTD hasn’t just come into being – it has been active now since 1998. Thesooner the Government ‘forces’ businesses to address the opt-out issue thebetter. Trying to behave as if it doesn’t exist or will not be taken away islike living in dreamland. The Government needs to start encouraging businessesto develop a strategy and lay down plans toward the removal of the opt-outbefore it is dropped on them. The millennium bug scared companies into spending millions trying to managesomething that may not even have existed – thorough planning, the setting up ofmillennium bug IT departments within companies, and working toward a definedtimescale and a result. The point is there was a set plan and target, and this is what we should allbe doing toward the removal of the opt-out. No wonder HR’s nickname has changed from ‘Human Remains’ to ‘HypocrisyReigns’. Work-life balance – don’t make me laugh. On one hand, HR appears to bedriving through a long-awaited, modern philosophy about working life, while thesame HR people are fighting against, and opposing, the removal of the opt-out. I believe that HR should engage in the ‘promotion of practical realities’ tobusiness leaders, whether or not it is good for my career, instead of theproverbial nodding of the ‘yes boss, I agree with you. I’m only in it formyself’ type of HR. It isn’t very often that Brendan Barber and I agree on anything, albeit hesees the removal of the opt-out as a ‘vehicle’ for getting more pay for lesswork for his members. David Barry Personnel officer Carter Retail Equipment Key to holding on to workers is listening I was not at all surprised to read that staff turnover costs UK business£48bn a year. Talented people leave businesses all the time, for all the wrongreasons. Our research shows that 70 per cent of leavers could have beenretained if their aspirations had been better managed. I believe neglecting tokeep talented individuals in your business is like throwing money down thedrain. John Robbie, flexible benefits director at Momentum Financial Services, andauthor of the report on staff turnover costs, is absolutely right when he saysmore people could be retained if companies communicate their benefits to theirstaff. But communicating what you can do for your staff is only part of thepicture. Retaining talented individuals in your business is a dialogue. It is atwo-way conversation. Investing time and resources into listening to your staffis just as important as leading the conversation. Take the hospitality industry. It employs 1.8 million people across 300,000businesses and drives tourism, which is worth almost £70bn. The industryrepresents around 7 per cent of total employment in the UK. Labour turnover in hospitality is at record levels. One in two people willchange their jobs this year. For the licensed trade, it is 188 per cent, whichmeans pubs replace 94 per cent of their workforce every year. A quarter ofleavers have been in their posts for less than six months. The cost to the industry is staggering. The most conservative estimate couldbe in the region of £432m every year – an average of £1.44m per business.Hospitality is waking up to the reality of staff retention but there is still along way to go. Employee relationship management is not a gimmick dreamt up by the personneldepartment; it is a sound business proposal, and every business should have astrategy for managing each individual’s aspirations. Jane Sunley Managing director, Learnpurple Hartley to blame for his incompetent staff I am writing in response to your article ‘We must get to grips with themundane’ (HR Hartley, 16 March). Yes, get to grips indeed! Oh dear Mr Hartley, you have incompetent HR staff and a workforce of morons.Presumably, as HR director, you had some input or influence in bringing thissad collection of people together? And you inspire and motivate by the derisorymethod of performance management? So what was it you were saying about badworkmen blaming their tools? Hmm, yet another classic example of why the HR‘profession’ is the standing business joke. Never mind though, keep those pearls of HR wisdom coming – they’re good fora laugh! Nancy Wright Details supplied CCP just doesn’t cut it in HR job search Further to your CIPD debate, I would like to agree with what other readershave said. I am currently working for a large department store chain. I am not CIPDqualified and neither are any of my colleagues. However, I have managed to gain my CPP, which I completed in December 2002at Bracknell and Wokingham College, which I funded myself by holding down afull-time administration job and a second job as a barmaid. As you can imagine,I had no time to myself. While completing my CPP, I decided to find a position within HR. It took meuntil September 2003 because I am not CIPD qualified. I contacted variousagencies who all informed me that I was not qualified enough to be registeredwith them and did not have the experience, and that I should just stick withthe main high-street recruitment agencies. However, there are not many vacancies for HR people in the high-streetagencies. I became very down-hearted. I slogged my guts out to get thequalification that I had been told to do – I was working as a contractsadministrator and needed some background information before even considering myCIPD. You only need to look at the jobs advertised in Personnel Today to see thatyou do need to be CIPD qualified to work in HR. Either that, or thequalification is dangled as a carrot for low-paid positions. I have taken a jobin retail, and with it, a £5,000 a year pay cut. Fortunately for me, my partneris very understanding. I am determined to complete my CIPD and I know that this will take time, butthere are some jobs out there for people who have started their CIPDs. Maybe Ishould wear more lipstick, perhaps that will help! Karen Williams Details supplied CIPD qualification is not just about a title I have been following the debate in Personnel Today regarding the value/needof the CIPD qualification. I am the head of a resourcing and developmentfunction for a large blue-chip organisation, in addition to being a CIPDstudent. With my student head on, I agree there was pressure to gain the CIPDqualification to get on within HR, despite holding undergraduate andpostgraduate degrees. At the outset, I was cynical about what the qualification would do for myskillset. However, I have learned a great deal from my studies, and have beenable to apply most of my learning in the workplace. My personal profile hasgrown in proportion to the progression of my studies. I have now been offered a promotion to head up a generalist function, whichwould have been unthinkable without the knowledge I have gained through theCIPD qualification. With my resourcing and development head on, I encounter many arrogant andill-informed applicants who will not consider entry-level roles because theyhold the CIPD qualification or relevant HR degree. Good candidates have the theoretical knowledge, but my experience shows thatfew can apply it adequately. The real value in recruiting CIPD-qualified employees comes only when theindividual understands how to apply the knowledge in a ‘best fit’ way withinthe organisation. Details supplied Related posts:No related photos.
View Comments Kinky Boots Everybody say yeah! Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein’s Tony-winning Kinky Boots celebrated its third anniversary April 4 with the most beautiful thing in the world—a super yummy cake! Alan Mingo Jr., Andy Kelso and more were decked out in their signature boots, of course. In 2013, the tuner snagged six Tony Awards, including Best Musical and has been sashaying on the Great White Way ever since. Take a peek at the full company below, and catch Kinky Boots at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre! Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019 Alan Mingo Jr. & Andy Kelso(Photo: Caitlin McNaney) Related Shows
Vanessa Bryant celebrated the 19th anniversary of her wedding to her late husband Kobe Bryant on Saturday with a touching Instagram post.”My king, my heart, my best friend. Happy 19th wedding anniversary. I miss you so much. I wish you were here to hold me in your arms. I love you,” she wrote, posting a picture of the couple. Topics : Gianna, along with her basketball teammates Payton Chester and Alyssa Altobelli, who also died in the crash, were honored at Friday’s WNBA draft as honorary selections.Vanessa Bryant recorded an emotional message for the draft broadcast, saying being drafted into the women’s league “would have been a dream come true” for Gianna.After the conclusion of the draft on Friday night, the WNBA announced the creation of the Kobe & Gigi Bryant WNBA Advocacy Award, given to “an individual or group who has made significant contributions to the visibility, perception and advancement of women’s and girls’ basketball at all levels.” Five-time NBA champion Bryant and the couple’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles on January 26.
Coco Gauff, the 15-year-old tennis phenom from Delray Beach, became the youngest Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) winner since Nicole Vaidisova in 2004, on Sunday.The local teen defeated 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 in Linz, Austria.Gauff lost during the qualifying rounds but made the tournament’s main draw when another player pulled out due to an injury.She then went on to reach her first quarterfinal, grab her first top-10 win and her first title.“I’ll definitely remember this moment for the rest of my life,” she told the crowd.Gauff collected a check of $43,000 for the match.Ostapenko seemed to have momentum heading into the final set Sunday. However, Gauff regrouped early on and grabbed a 5-0 lead.Ostapenko saved two match points and rallied back for 2-5, but Gauff took advantage on her third match point and surged ahead once again.Gauff’s ranking will rise from 110th to around 70th, which means that she will not need to go through qualifying or to get a wildcard in order to earn a place at tennis’ next major, January’s Australian Open.She told the crowd, “One of the biggest thank yous goes to you guys. Thank you for your constant support this week. It’s been an amazing week and I hope to come back in the future.”
Other League results: This Week: Lincoln vs West Pittsburgh: Twerps 14-6 Lincoln; Termites 18-7 Lincoln; M. Mites 28-8 West Pittsburgh; Midgets 26-0 Lincoln; Wilkinsburg vs Braddock: Twerps—21-0 Wilkinsburg; Termites 27-0 Wilkinsburg; M. Mites 28-13 Wilkinsburg; Midgets 21-0 Wilkinsburg Homewood vs North Shore: Twerps—20-7 Homewood; Termites 0-6 North Shore; M. Mites 6-0 Homewood; Midgets 33-0 HomewoodGarfield vs North Side: Twerps—27-0 Garfield; Termites—33-0 Garfield; M. Mites—26-0 Garfield; Midgets—56-6 Garfield This Week:Garfield 4-0Wilkinsburg 4-0 Hill District 3-0-1Lincoln 3-1Homewood 3-1North Shore 1-3West Pittsburgh 1-3Clairton 0-3-1Braddock 0-4North Side 0-4 Overall:1. Hill District: 10-1-12. Garfield 9-33. Homewood 8-44. Wilkinsburg 7-4-15. Lincoln 6-5-16. North Shore 5-6-16. Clairton 5-6-18. West Pittsburgh 3-99. North Side 1-10-110. Braddock 1-11 *****Twerps: Hill District 20, Clairton 6Touchdowns scored by: HD—Caron and BrooksC—Corey JohnsonTermites: Hill District 0, Clairton 0Mighty Mites: Hill District 7, Clairton 6Touchdowns scored by: HD—Troy SimonC—Jayvon FordMidgets: Hill District 28, Clairton 7 Touchdowns scored by: HD—Clay McCoy (2), Eddie Murphy, Brendan Blair C—James Wheeler Series of the Week-Hill District (7-1) vs. Clairton (5-3) The Hill District youth football program have been nothing but impressive over the first three weeks of the 2009 season. In that time span, they’ve only suffered one loss. They continued that success as they swept second place Clairton 3-0-1. “All the hard work over the summer is showing on the field,” said Bo Turner, the Hill District’s ACMFL representative. “The coaches are also working hard and the kids are taking direction from them. This has added to our progress as a football program.” This is a game-by-game breakdown of what happened in this series: