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U.A.C of Nigeria Plc (UACN.ng) 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgU.A.C of Nigeria Plc (UACN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about U.A.C of Nigeria Plc (UACN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the U.A.C of Nigeria Plc (UACN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: U.A.C of Nigeria Plc (UACN.ng)  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileUAC of Nigeria Plc is an investment holding company in Nigeria with diverse business interests in the food and beverages, real estate, paint and logistics sectors. The company also has business interests in the Ivory Coast. UAC of Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells a range of food items, livestock feed, bottled water, fruit juices and ice-creams as well as a range of paint and other home deco products. Well-known brands in its product portfolio include Gala sausage rolls, Funtime coconut chips, Supreme ice-cream, Swan natural spring water, Gossy spring water, Grand soya oil and cereals, Vital feeds, Binggo dog food, Dulux and Sandtex paint. UAC of Nigeria also offers logistics and supply chain management services which includes warehousing, transport and redistribution services. The company also manages a pension funds administration service. UAC of Nigeria invests in pharmaceutical outlets; operates a chain of Mr Bigg restaurants; owns and operates Golden Tulip Hotel in Lagos; and is involved in the development, sale and management of commercial and residential properties in Nigeria. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. UAC of Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

AAA: Florida’s Memorial Day gas prices were lower than 2018 holiday…

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 2.740Wawa449 W Main StApopka 2016$2.31$2.16$2.12 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate JuneJulyAugust 2.740RaceTrac700 S Orange Blossom TrlApopka 2018$2.77$2.75$2.77 By AAAFlorida gas prices averaged $2.86 per gallon on Memorial Day. The state average was higher than the previous two Memorial Day weekends, yet 5 cents less than what Florida drivers paid during the 2018 holiday.Florida gas prices have drifted lower during the past two weeks, declining three cents during that time. The state average is now 7 cents more than a month ago and nearly a dollar per gallon more than this time last year; when fuel demand plummeted due to the pandemic.Pump prices are 66 cents per gallon more than what drivers paid at the beginning of the year, as gasoline demand recovers from the pandemic. However, the state average remains 4 cents less than this year’s highest daily average price of $2.91 per gallon, which was recorded in late March.“Gas prices are relatively stagnant as we enter the start of the busy summer driving season,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Although pump prices normally increase in the spring and decline in the fall, summertime gas prices are often volatile and unpredictable. One big reason for that is hurricane season. If a hurricane strikes the Gulf Coast refinery region, pump prices can rise due to concerns about gasoline supplies.” Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Lowest Gas Prices in Apopka Sam’s Club gas station, 1500 S Orange Blossom Trail, Apopka – one of the lowest gas prices this week Historical Summertime Gas Price Averages in Florida AAA GAS PRICE AVERAGES(Price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline) 2.730Walmart Neighborhood Market806 Balmy Beach DrApopka TAGSAAAapopkaGasPricesTransportationtravel Previous articleDeSantis signs transgender athlete ban, says Florida will ‘stand strong’ against backlashNext articleAchieving Timeless Design in Your Home Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 2.7407-Eleven1495 S Orange Blossom TrlApopka Georgia$2.912$2.913$2.932$2.699$1.753$4.16   (9/15/2008) Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 2.740Wawa1609 S Orange Blossom TrApopka Apopka Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.comRegional PricesMost expensive metro markets – Panama City ($3.04), West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($3.00), Tallahassee ($2.97)Least expensive metro markets – Punta Gorda ($2.78), Orlando ($2.80), Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater ($2.81)Find Florida Gas PricesDaily gas price averages can be found at Gasprices.aaa.com State and metro averages can be found here PriceStationAddressCity You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 2.740Shell4914 Rock Springs RdApopka 2.570Sam’s Club1500 S Orange Blossom TrApopka 2017$2.29$2.18$2.29 2.740BP277 E MAIN STApopka Florida$2.863$2.866$2.872$2.786$1.884$4.08   (7/17/2008) Please enter your name here Click here to view current gasoline price averages Gas Price Survey MethodologyAAA updates fuel price averages daily at www.GasPrices.AAA.com. Every day up to 130,000 stations are surveyed based on credit card swipes and direct feeds in cooperation with the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) and Wright Express for unmatched statistical reliability. All average retail prices in this report are for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline. SundaySaturdayWeek AgoMonth AgoOne Year AgoRecord High Please enter your comment! 2.740Shell3498 E Semoran BlvdApopka The Anatomy of Fear 2.740RaceTrac1102 Hermit Smith RdApopka 2015$2.70$2.63$2.42 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply National$3.046$2.045$2.039$2.895$1.976$4.11   (7/17/2008) 2019$2.53$2.64$2.45last_img read more

A House for the Best Years / Biro Gašperič

first_img Area:  192 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/554570/a-house-for-the-best-years-biro-gasperic Clipboard Slovenia Save this picture!© Virginia Vrecl+ 26 Share Manufacturers: Egoluce, LzfArchitect In Charge:Matej GašperičSupervision:Anri, Uroš RiglerProject Management:Anri, Uroš RiglerStructural Engineer:Ciril BogatajMechanical Engineer:Boštjan RantElectrical Engineer:Jakob LovšinInterior Designer:Matej GašperičGeneral Contractor:BautaSite Area:1116 sq mTotal Floor Area:155 sq mCost Of Construction:1.600,00 eur / sq mCity:VelesovoCountry:SloveniaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Virginia VreclText description provided by the architects. KEY NOTEA house was designed to be a perfect host to an experienced couple and their list of expectations and personal preferences. With kids all grown up the parents namely transformed back into a pair. Kids will be back of course, but now only as visitors.Save this picture!© Virginia VreclLOCATION
 A house lies on the slope beneath the mountains where the village’s tissues have grown into the greenery of meadows and fields. The house puts an end to one of the stellar limbs of village’s ground plan. It thoughtfully fades pointy ridges of mountains and typical alpine roofs into a smooth gradation of flat surfaces that reflect the plan of the ground. At the east end of the site intense green indicates a brook near by. On the north there’s a lonely apple tree bowing its crown into the prevailing wind direction. Everything there heads north.Save this picture!SectionDESIGN
This one directional sight led to the creation of non-conflicting stream of house’s volume. It is long and thin. The house humbly follows the natural slope but does not get higher at any point. It keeps its volume proportion fixed in height all the way up giving it a distinctive, unique look.Save this picture!© Virginia VreclSTRUCTURE AND LEVELS
 All of its three levels are functional and continue in one single direction or flow. But, presumably natural vertical is in this case translated horizontal installation of volumes. The view from the porch opens into a clear, airy interior that gathers and keeps all of the sunrays from the south and transfers them deeper into the structure of continuous spaces. Different levels follow with only a few steps in between.Save this picture!Floor PlanUSER EXPERIENCE
 It is a house for two, but only a brief thought makes us understand, the two need just as much components to function as do four or six. The only difference is the frequency of use, path crossings and different timings of use especially in common spaces. The hall so became a special mix of storage, washroom, bathroom and bedroom free flux spaces that morph according to the way of use.Save this picture!© Virginia VreclProject gallerySee allShow lessRenzo Piano Comments on the Difficulties of Designing LA’s Motion Picture AcademyArchitecture NewsAnchorena / Proyecto CSelected Projects Share A House for the Best Years / Biro Gašperič Year:  Projects CopyHouses•Velesovo, Slovenia Photographs:  Virginia Vrecl Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/554570/a-house-for-the-best-years-biro-gasperic Clipboard A House for the Best Years / Biro GašperičSave this projectSaveA House for the Best Years / Biro Gašperič 2014 ArchDaily Photographs “COPY” Architects: Biro Gašperič Area Area of this architecture project Houses CopyAbout this officeBiro GašperičOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodVelesovoSloveniaPublished on October 08, 2014Cite: “A House for the Best Years / Biro Gašperič” 08 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeArmchairsAndreu WorldGrand Raglan – Lounge ChairSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesPlantingSikaGreen RoofsStonesCosentinoSilestone Surfaces – Ethereal CollectionMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 8″Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Cladding in St. Erik Eye HospitalLightsKKDCLighting – Groove FLEXMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Campo House / Jose Costa

first_img Spain Projects Area:  600 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Campo House / Jose CostaSave this projectSaveCampo House / Jose Costa CopyHouses•Campo Olivar, Spain Collaborator Architects:Victoria DellaChiesa, Daniel Escobedo, Pau Olivares, Ana Fernández, Marco Grechi, Alejandro MartínezStructural Engineer:Javier CasesElectrical Engineering:J. Miguel SabinaAir Conditioning And Renovation:Leing IngenieríaTechnical Architect:Ignacio GazoInteriors Design:Fela: AlmenarContractor:Construcciones Eliseo Pla S.L.City:Campo OlivarCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mariela ApollonioText description provided by the architects. The dwelling is conceived as a clearing in its surrounding pine forest. Its contour folds, conditioned by the existing trees that guide its walls and volume. The orography is decisive, with a descending slope towards the end of the plot. This allows to bury part of the construction, minimizing the impact of the 600 built square meters.Save this picture!© Mariela ApollonioGiving lightness to such a large construction, while rooting it on the earth, becomes the main architectural leitmotiv. Looking at the sky. Opening up the landscape while preserving all the possible intimacy. Limiting the spaces, providing them with the human scale, making them comfortable to be lived. Widening the plot by opening diagonals and breaking up the volumes at the ends. Capturing the sun, but also the shadows. Eaves, canopies, sliding panels, cantilevers and pine trees. Many pine trees. The spaces within the plot are organized in 5 semi-levels in a kind of spiral that concatenates them all. The access level contains the bedroom wing. This wing has a double circulation, both in the inside and the outside. The latter allows direct access to the swimming pool from each room. From this level you can go up to the studio, a multipurpose room with a characteristic folded wooden and zinc roof that opens towards the landscape, or you can go down to the level that contains the kitchen, main living room and playroom. Both of these levels are connected by two double height spaces, one triangular space next to the staircase and the other in the living room.Save this picture!© Mariela ApollonioSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Mariela ApollonioThe next semi-level going downwards is the swimming pool and the exterior relaxation area, connected to the previous one by 4 steps that run across the whole width of the terrace. Finally, the lower level is configured as a semi-basement with a gym, technical room and a secondary living room with a kitchen. This space contains an exterior excavated area delimited by different concrete elements in continuous dialogue with the landscape: benches, steps, ramps, planters, curved walls, etc. The different relationships and connections amongst the levels is the key to the richness of the environments and the desired nuances.Save this picture!© Mariela ApollonioSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Mariela ApollonioSave this picture!© Mariela ApollonioProject gallerySee allShow lessArchipélia Social Center / SEPTEMBRESelected ProjectsNanjing Foreign Language School, Fangshan Campus / GLA DesignSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Mariela Apollonio+ 31Curated by Clara Ott Share Architects: Jose Costa Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Campo House / Jose Costa Photographs Houses Year:  Manufacturers: Technal, Porcelanosa Grupo, Schotten & Wood, Cocinas Santos, Progetti, Samsung, Stone solutions s.l ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934254/campo-house-jose-costa Clipboard Photographs:  Mariela Apollonio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2019 Lead Architect: Jose Costa “COPY” ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934254/campo-house-jose-costa Clipboard CopyAbout this officeJose CostaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookSpainPublished on March 06, 2020Cite: “Campo House / Jose Costa” [Casa Campo / Jose Costa] 06 Mar 2020. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

‘Hands off DPRK!’

first_imgAnti-war and anti-imperialist activists from several organizations heeded the call by Workers World Party for a demonstration in downtown Detroit on Aug. 16 opposing U.S. war threats against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. A multinational crowd gathered on busy Jefferson Avenue during the afternoon rush hour to denounce the bellicose warmongering of Trump and to defend the DPRK’s right to defend itself from imperialist aggression.President Donald Trump began threatening the DPRK in early August after the United Nations Security Council unanimously voted to impose sanctions because of the country’s ballistic missile tests. He ominously threatened the DPRK on Aug. 8 with “fire and fury … the likes of which the world has never seen” when reports surfaced that the socialist country had developed a miniature nuclear warhead for long-range missiles.Protesters said the DPRK has every right to defend itself from the regime change that the U.S. Pentagon tries to carry out against every country that dares to be independent and anti-imperialist. Activists expressed their solidarity with the DPRK as well as with Venezuela and Cuba and all other countries in the crosshairs of U.S. aggression and destabilization. They demanded funding for jobs and human services, not the Pentagon.Hundreds of workers heard these sentiments from WWP and other activists. The main message was echoed in a popular chant: “Hey hey, what do we say? U.S. hands off the DPRK!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Indiana Farm Bureau ELECT and AgELECT PACs Endorse 93 Candidates…

first_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Farm Bureau ELECT and AgELECT PACs Endorse 93 Candidates for… Facebook Twitter Previous articleHAT Joins State Department of Ag and Others in Harvest Safety AppealNext articleOil Refinery Help Could Come From USDA Indiana Farm Bureau Indiana Farm Bureau ELECT and AgELECT PACs Endorse 93 Candidates for General Election Indiana Farm Bureau’s political action committees, ELECT and AgELECT– the organization’s federal and state-level, nonpartisan political action committees – has endorsed 93 candidates for the 2020 General Election.“Indiana Farm Bureau endorsements are an important piece of the organization’s grassroots effort,” said Andy Tauer, INFB’s director of public policy. “The goal of our PACs is to back candidates who are willing to listen to issues impacting agriculture. INFB’s advocacy efforts rely on supporting public officials who will advocate on behalf of Hoosier agriculture and serve as the voice at the Statehouse and in Washington D.C.”INFB’s endorsements for the 2020 General Election can be found by visiting infb.org/2020endorsements or below.ELECT and AgELECT endorsements are made through a multi-step process, starting with recommendations from Indiana Farm Bureau members who live in the district. This format stays true to the grassroots nature of the organization. INFB endorsements are recognition of candidates’ support of policies that will foster a positive environment for agriculture and rural communities across the state.Indiana House of RepresentativesHD 1 Carolyn JacksonHD 2 Earl HarrisHD 3 Ragen HatcherHD 4 Ed SolidayHD 6 Maureen BauerHD 7 Ross DealHD 10 Charles MoseleyHD 11 Mike AylesworthHD 13 Sharon NegeleHD 16 Doug GutweinHD 17 Jack JordanHD 20 Jim PresselHD 21 Tim WescoHD 23 Ethan ManningHD 24 Donna SchaibleyHD 25 Don LeheHD 26 Chris CampbellHD 27 Sheila KlinkerHD 28 Jeff ThompsonHD 29 Chuck GoodrichHD 30 Mike KarickhoffHD 31 Ann VermilionHD 32 Tony CookHD 33 J.D. PrescottHD 35 Melanie WrightHD 36 Terri AustinHD 37 Todd HustonHD 38 Heath VanNatterHD 40 Greg SteuerwaldHD 41 Tim BrownHD 43 Tonya PfaffHD 44 Beau BairdHD 48 Doug MillerHD 50 Dan LeonardHD 51 Dennis ZentHD 53 Bob CherryHD 56 Brad BarrettHD 59 Ryan LauerHD 60 Peggy MayfieldHD 63 Shane LindauerHD 64 Matt HostettlerHD 65 Chris MayHD 66 Terry GoodinHD 67 Randy FryeHD 71 Rita FlemingHD 72 Ed ClereHD 73 Steve DavissonHD 74 Steve BartelsHD 76 Wendy McNamaraHD 77 Ryan HatfieldHD 78 Holli SullivanHD 79 Matt LehmanHD 80 Phil GiaQuintaHD 82 David AbbottHD 83 Christopher JudyHD 85 Dave HeineHD 86 Ed DeLaneyHD 89 Cindy KirchhoferHD 90 Mike SpeedyHD 94 Cherrish PryorHD 95 John BartlettHD 96 Greg PorterHD 97 Justin MoedHD 100 Blake JohnsonIndiana State SenateSD 3 Eddie MeltonSD 5 Ed CharbonneauSD 7 Brian BuchananSD 8 Mike BohacekSD 9 Ryan MishlerSD 10 David NiezgodskiSD 12 Blake DoriotSD 13 Susan GlickSD 16 Justin BuschSD 18 Stacey DonatoSD 20 Scott BaldwinSD 28 Michael CriderSD 30 John RuckelshausSD 34 Jean BreauxSD 36 Jack SandlinSD 37 Rodric BraySD 40 Shelli YoderSD 42 Jean LeisingSD 44 Eric KochSD 50 Vaneta BeckerMembers of CongressCD 1 Frank MrvanCD 2 Jackie WalorskiCD 3 Jim BanksCD 4 Jim BairdCD 5 Victoria SpartzCD 6 Greg PenceCD 7 Susan Marie SmithCD 8 Larry BucshonCD 9 Trey Hollingsworth Facebook Twitter By Indiana Farm Bureau – Sep 17, 2020 SHARElast_img read more

India

first_img Help by sharing this information RSF_en IndiaAsia – Pacific June 18, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 India Organisation to go further After first accusing him of financial irregularities, spying and involvement in pornography, police then said he had downloaded a document from the Internet about the fighting in Kashmir and had admitted it was to be handed to Pakistan. This material was available to any member of the public, but the judge in charge of the case said she had not had time to look at the website in question to check. Gilani said he had been beaten by other detainees at Tihar prison, near New Delhi, and refused access to the library. His several requests for release on bail were rejected.An army intelligence official told a judge on 23 December that no secret information had been found on Gilani’s computer, obliging the government to drop prosecution of him and ask for his release. When he came out of prison on 13 January 2003, he called on journalists and politicians to see that the state secrets law was repealed. Links:The independent news site TehelkaThe Department of TelecommunicationsThe independent magazine FrontlineThe computer magazine Dataquest IndiaAsia – Pacific June 10, 2021 Find out more India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media April 27, 2021 Find out more News Parliament approved the Information Technology Act in May 2000 to crack down on cybercrime, which it defines as unauthorised access to electronic data. Hacking is punishable by up three years in prison and heavy fines. Cybercafés and the homes of Internet users can be searched at any time without a warrant if cybercrime is suspected and those who set up “anti-Indian” websites can be jailed for five years.The press revealed in March 2001 that police and government agencies were regularly harassing ISPs to provide personal information about their customers. The head of one of the biggest ISPs, Rediff.com, said he was being approached about once a month but refused to cooperate. The boss of Satyam Infoway, another major ISP, said he was under constant pressure of this kind.Registration of cybercafé customersThe strict legal regulation of the Internet allows prosecution of anyone violating what the government considers moral and political rules. In April 2001, police investigated pupils at one of New Delhi’s biggest schools, accusing them of creating a “pornographic” website featuring their teachers and classmates. The probe began after the father of one pupil saw the name of his daughter on the site.The authorities regularly condemn pornographic sites as the plague of the Internet, but they are hugely popular with customers of the cybercafés that are opening everywhere in major cities. Cybercafé owners make a goodwill gesture to the government by displaying warning notices to discourage their young customers.Police in Mumbai announced in May 2001 that anyone wanting to use a cybercafé there would need to show an ID, driving licence or student card or for foreigners a passport or plane ticket. Customers deemed bona fide would be given a special card they could use on each visit. Cybercafé owners opposed the measure, but the authorities argued that they received some 50 complaints a day about credit card fraud, hacking, supposed terrorist activities or pornography on the Internet.In June 2002, the Indian Intelligence Bureau reportedly asked the American FBI to help it develop software to tap into mobile phones and e-mail messages of members of criminal and terrorist groups. The news site rediff.com said talks were going on to establish this link between the two intelligence agencies.Confidentiality of journalists’ sources under threatIn November 2001, an anti-terrorist law (the Prevention of Terrorism Ordinance – POTO) was passed in the wake of the 11 September attacks, allowing the government to monitor all kinds of electronic communications, including personal e-mail, without legal restriction. Evidence gathered this way can be used in court against a suspect. In an attempt to justify its anti-terrorist and anti-cybercrime policy, the government said it would share this information with the US intelligence services.As important users of the Internet, journalists were especially targeted in the first draft of the new law, which proposed jail terms of five years for failure to give the authorities information about terrorists or terrorist organisations. After protests by the opposition and human rights and freedom of expression activists, this clause, obliging journalists to reveal their sources, was dropped and law adopted for a period of three years instead of five.Tehelka.com brings down the defence ministerThis attempt to control the Internet did not however prevent people from using it as a new vehicle of press freedom. In March 2001, a news site called Tehelka.com (which means “great excitement” in Hindi) lived up to its name. Investigative journalists, equipped with video cameras and pretending to be arms merchants, revealed that politicians, civil servants and top army officers had accepted bribes and the services of prostitutes in exchange for helping businessmen get government and especially military contracts. This corruption enquiry rocked the political class and the government itself and defence minister George Fernandes and the president of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, Bangaru Laxman, were forced to resign.The scandal highlighted the possibilities of the Internet as a new medium, but also drew a repressive reaction. The editor of Tehelka.com complained of efforts by the prime minister’s office to discredit the site, accusing it being in the pay of Pakistani intelligence and organised crime. The journalists who broke the scandal were physically threatened and had to be given heavy police protection.About 20 intelligence agents from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) searched the New Delhi offices of Tehelka.com on 26 June 2002, as well as the home of one of its journalists, Kumar Badal. He was accused of hiring two poachers to film and kill two of a protected species of leopards in the jungle in Saharanpur, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. But the CBI could not produce any incriminating evidence from among the material they had seized in their searches. However, the agents reportedly confiscated papers about the founding of the website, including e-mails from Shankar Sharma, owner of the company First Global and the first to bankroll the operation, who is now in prison.The searches were ordered a few hours before the website’s chief editor, Tarun Tejpal, was due to give evidence to the Venkataswami Commission set up by the government to look into the corruption revealed by the site. The hearing of Tejpal, set for the same day as that of the former president of the Samata party, Jaya Jaitly – the alleged contact between the defence minister and the arms dealers – was postponed.The website’s lawyer, Kavin Gulati, said the enquiry had reached a crucial moment of cross-examining witnesses, which suggested that the date of the search was deliberately chosen. A CBI spokesman said it was “sheer coincidence.”Badal was arrested on 3 July and went on hunger strike for several days in protest against his imprisonment. He was being held under the Wildlife Protection Act and was humiliated in various ways. “I’ve been subjected to all this just because I work for Tehelka, which is determined to expose high-level corruption,” he said. He was freed on 13 January 2003 on bail of 50,000 rupees (nearly 1,000 euros) by a simple decision of the supreme court. But federal police vainly tried to block his release, saying investigations were not yet complete. Badal was put under house arrest in New Delhi and has to report to the CBI on the first Monday of each month. He was also banned from going to the Saharanpur district, where the complaint against him was filed.The harassment of Tehelka partly explained why the site announced in early 2003 it could not longer keep up a daily edition. Tejpal said that despite the reputation the site had gained and the praise it had received, Tehelka had been relentlessly victimised because of its revelations about the military. For two years, the staff had been harassed and arrested, and had shrunk from 120 to three, and the site’s debts had mounted. He said he hoped the site would eventually return to help build free media in India.Journalist jailed for downloading material from the InternetPolice in New Delhi charged journalist Iftikhar Gilani, New Delhi bureau chief of the Kashmir Times and correspondent for the Pakistani daily The Nation, with spying for Pakistan on 7 September 2002 by passing on details to Pakistani officials of the position of Indian troops and paramilitary forces in Kashmir. The charges were based on clauses of the Official Secrets Act and also articles of the Penal Code relating to criminal conspiracy and pornography. He had been arrested on 9 June. RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 News News News Follow the news on India March 3, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival The Internet’s promising future in India is hampered by poor quality phone lines and pressures from the government. Two laws, one of them passed after the 11 September attacks, allow monitoring of the Internet and criminalises much activity by users. last_img read more

Rep. Chu Votes Against What She Calls “Bad Trade Package”

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Community News On Friday, June 12, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) voted against proposals for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). Rep. Chu released the following statement:Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) is an important means of support for American workers who are negatively affected by trade, providing them with job training and employment services to help them stay on their feet. But on Friday, a vote for TAA would have been a vote for Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), as the bills were tied together. TPA, also known as Fast Track, opens the door to trade deals that threaten thousands of American jobs.“Free trade agreements can be an opportunity to improve economic conditions at home and strengthen labor protections abroad. However, the bill we were being asked to consider puts American jobs at risk and creates a race to the bottom. It does this because it lacks strong, enforceable provisions requiring partnering countries to improve their labor laws. This will force American workers to compete with low wages and low standards from countries like Vietnam and Malaysia, or lose their jobs entirely. We saw this after NAFTA, which cost the U.S. nearly 700,000 jobs by 2010. In fact, 86,500 of these jobs came from California. With this emerging trade deal that encompasses 40% of the world’s GDP, the damage to American jobs could be much worse.“Additionally, the TPA does nothing to address currency manipulation, which is artificially driving up the price of American exports and costing us jobs. Japan, a TPP member, engages in currency manipulation that has cost the U.S. 896,600 jobs alone. We cannot let this continue to happen, and that’s why I voted against this trade package.“Many of these concerns could be addressed through amendments or open debate, but none of that would be allowed under TPA. I cannot support a bill that will prevent any opportunity to improve these agreements so that the American worker and consumers benefit.”The Trade Adjustment Assistance Reauthorization Act extends TAA for six years and authorizes $450 million for workers negatively impacted by trade deals. TPA grants the President the power to present a trade deal to Congress for a straight up or down vote without amendments or a filibuster. Because of a procedural rule passed in the House on Thursday, each bill in the trade package was voted on individually, however all three bills must pass in order for the package to move forward. TAA failed by a vote of 126-302. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Subscribe HerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Government Rep. Chu Votes Against What She Calls “Bad Trade Package” Published on Monday, June 15, 2015 | 10:57 am Community News Make a comment 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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SC Issues Notice In Nagaland Govts’ Plea Seeking Removal Of Lokayukta For Acts of ‘Impropriety’

first_imgTop StoriesSC Issues Notice In Nagaland Govts’ Plea Seeking Removal Of Lokayukta For Acts of ‘Impropriety’ Sanya Talwar23 Aug 2020 1:25 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Friday issued notice in a plea seeking removal of the Nagaland Lokayukta for acts of impropriety.A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & V. Ramasubramaniun issued notice in the plea after Advocate General for the State KN Balgopal argued for the State Government.The plea states that the Lokayukta had insisted on functioning online from Delhi…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 Supreme Court on Friday issued notice in a plea seeking removal of the Nagaland Lokayukta for acts of impropriety.A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & V. Ramasubramaniun issued notice in the plea after Advocate General for the State KN Balgopal argued for the State Government.The plea states that the Lokayukta had insisted on functioning online from Delhi by making a representation to the Chief Secretary in May 2019 stating that his house “is far away from the office”, “the terrain is hilly”, “that he has his library in Delhi” and for “security reasons”.A letter dated June 6, 2019 was engineered from the department permitting him to function from Delhi.”Later when the Chief Secretary learned that one such letter was issued purportedly on his approval though he was not aware of the same, immediately thereafter a letter was issued to the Lokayukta stating that the earlier letter issued by the department did not have the approval of the Chief Secretary, and therefore, the same stands withdrawn and the Government intends to conduct an inquiry in the matter,” said a statement by K.N. Balgopal, Advocate General, Nagaland.Following this, the Lokayukta “started showing his ire” and notices were issued from his end to various honest officials.The state government also states that the Lokayukta Justice Uma Nath Singh (Former Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court) made a request to the Chief Secretary of the state government for relaxation of Section 4(2)(c) of the Nagaland Lokayukta Act which bars the Lokayukta to hold any other office.The relaxation was sought to the extend of insinuating his engagement in an arbitration matters, the plea avers.He was personally informed that these requests could not be acceded to, considering that the same would require amendment to the statute. Subsequently, a communication dated June 6, 2019, purportedly sent from the office of the Chief Secretary, came to light, which claimed that the Chief Secretary approved of these demands, even though he did not have knowledge of the same.The June 6 letter was later withdrawn owing to the Chief Secretary’s lack of knowledge of the communication being made. It was also proposed that an inquiry be made into how the misleading letter was sent.After this, the Lokayukta “started showing his ire”, the petition says, by issuing notices to various honest officials.The plea contends that the Lokayukta’s demands included asking demand for presence of the Commissioner of Police at Dimapur airport at the time of his arrival and/or departure every time.”He also insisted upon writing to the authorities for avoiding frisking at the airport which was also not allowed. At one stage, he even insisted on continuing on the arbitration cases which according to the Lokayukta Act he is not entitled to do so. In a complaint case he directed the Chief Minister to conduct an enquiry against the Deputy Chief Minister and to file a report in his court overlooking the fact that the Chief Minister is not an investigating authority. In yet another case he alleged that the law department is a danger to the Government because some officer of the law department in an internal note questioned his authority in interfering with service matters of an employee retired in 2009. The list is endless. The Supreme Court has issued notice returnable in two weeks’ time” – the Plea statesIt is therefore contended that this is in “clear deviation from the security protocol and the Y plus security detail accorded to the Lokayukta, the petition further states”.”…it is imperative that the prayers sought in the writ petition be granted by this Hon’ble Court in exercise of its jurisdiction under Article 32 read with Article 142 in order to protect the institutional autonomy and propriety of the office of Lokayukta which, in the constitutional and statutory scheme, is necessary to ensure the preservation of the legitimate rights and expectations under Article 14, inter alia, of the residents of Nagaland against arbitrary/unreasonable action of statutorily appointed office bearers.”- Excerpt of pleaThese incidents, among others, prompted the state government to seek cessation on Justice Singh’s exercise of his powers and functions.The notice thus issued is returnable within 2 weeks.Click Here To Download PetitionNext Storylast_img read more