Capital Hotels Plc ( HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgCapital Hotels Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Capital Hotels Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Capital Hotels Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Capital Hotels Plc (  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCapital Hotels Plc owns and operates the Sheraton Abuja Hotel in Nigeria which includes quality accommodation, restaurants, apartments for letting, recreational facilities, a night club and a business/conference centre. The Sheraton Abuja Hotel opened in 1990 and has gained international repute as a premier hotel operation in Abuja in Nigeria. The hotel is geared for tourists and business people offering a wide range of facilities and services. The Sheraton Abuja Hotel boasts quality air-conditioned accommodation, a selection of excellent restaurants, an outdoor pool, tennis court and fitness centre, a business lounge, conference and meeting facilities, banquet halls and a popular night club. Capital Hotels Plc operates out of the hotel in Abuja, Nigeria. Capital Hotels Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Finn Russell banned for three weeks

first_imgGiven Russell’s acceptance of his actions, his previous disciplinary record and his remorse, the maximum 50% mitigation was applied so he is banned for three weeks.He will miss Racing 92’s Champions Cup round of 16 tie against Edinburgh on Sunday and, depending on that result, either their quarter-final and their next Top 14 match or their next two Top 14 matches. So the suspension will run until either 18 April 2021 or 25 April 2021.Russell was the fifth player sent off in this year’s Six Nations, with Ireland’s Peter O’Mahony and Bundee Aki, Scotland’s Zander Fagerson and France’s Paul Willemse also red-carded during the championship. The five red cards were as many as in the last 14 Six Nations combined. Finn Russell banned for three weeksFinn Russell has been banned for three weeks following his red card in Scotland’s Six Nations victory over France on Friday night.The Scotland fly-half was sent off in the 71st minute after leading with the forearm into a tackle and making contact with France full-back Brice Dulin’s neck.He appeared before an independent disciplinary committee for infringing Law 9.12 (A player must not physically or verbally abuse anyone. Physical abuse includes, but is not limited to, biting, punching, contact with the eye or eye area, striking with any part of the arm (including stiff-arm tackles), shoulder, head or knee(s), stamping, trampling, tripping or kicking).Russell accepted that he had committed an act of foul play and that a red card was warranted, but he suggested that it was an infringement of Law 9.24 (A ball-carrier is permitted to hand off an opponent provided excessive force is not used) rather than a strike on Dulin.However, the disciplinary committee felt the original categorisation (Law 9.12) was correct and determined the incident as mid-range, which has an entry point of six weeks. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Can’t get to the shops? Download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet. Subscribe to the print edition for magazine delivery to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.center_img The Scotland fly-half was sent off against France Scotland’s Finn Russell was red-carded against France (SNS Group/Getty Images) last_img read more

Water is a right

first_imgDetroiters fight shutoffsDetroit, May 23WW photo: Kris HamelMay 26 — The city of Detroit recently began to cut off water to residents behind in their bill. The measure — in effect telling the people to “Go thirsty, dirty and sewerless!” — was part of banker and emergency-manager-imposed austerity. It aroused a rapid protest.The third “Detroit Freedom Friday” on May 23 shifted its location from the federal bankruptcy court to the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department headquarters on Randolph Street downtown. Under a DWSD banner proclaiming, “May is Drinking Water Month in Detroit,” angry activists chanted: “Water is a right! We’re going to fight, fight, fight!”The Moratorium NOW! Coalition, one of the leading organizations opposing the emergency manager and the bankruptcy of this majority African-American city, says the primary reason the EM is shutting off Detroiters’ water is to “set the stage for the suburbs to take control of the Detroit Water and Sewerage System or to sell it off completely.”City retirees fighting deep pension cuts joined with other anti-bankruptcy, anti-EM activists as well as environmental activists and others in protesting what organizers call “the life-and-death matter” of water as a human right.According to Moratorium NOW!:The emergency manager’s contractors are cutting off water to 1,500 to 3,000 homes per week. Anyone with an outstanding bill of as little as $150 faces immediate shut-off. Ford Field [football stadium], Joe Louis Arena [hockey stadium] and other businesses owe more than twice what is owed by residential customers. Water Department workers are already being told they will lose their jobs and must reapply for new jobs even though the EM has not won approval to sell what is really the people’s water department. When a private company whose only interest is profit owns a city’s water department, water rates go up and the private owners don’t know how to run it! No to the privatization and suburbanization of Detroit’s Water and Sewerage Department.“Water is a right — Stop criminal shutoffs” and “EM Orr lives in luxury while 3,000 families per week get water cutoffs” were among the slogans on handpainted signs. One demanded “Justice for Charity Hicks,” a Detroit homeowner and activist who was arrested and spent three nights in jail after calling police in an attempt to stop her water from being shut off.Visit for information on the next Detroit Freedom Friday and the struggle against the city bankruptcy and austerity. A national demonstration is being called for July 24, the date the city of Detroit bankruptcy trial is to begin.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this The emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, refuses to try to get back the over $500 million that was supposed to repair the water system but was instead given in bad bank deals to Chase, United Bank of Switzerland and Morgan Stanley! The biggest residential bills are of bank-owned properties, where water is left running even after families are thrown out of their homes due to foreclosures.last_img read more

Super Tuesday in Fort Worth

first_imgFacebook Linkedin TCU 360 Staff TCU 360 Staff ReddIt Twitter ReddIt Linkedin + posts Pantone: Color of the year 2020 printFormer Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) won their respective primaries in Texas this evening.With 60 percent of the precincts reporting, Cruz won 40 percent of the Republican vote in Tarrant County. Clinton won 66 percent of the Democratic vote in the county.With nearly 40 percent of the precincts reporting statewide, Cruz won 43 percent of the Republican vote while Clinton won 66 percent of the Democratic vote.Texas was one of 14 national contests to take part in a primary or caucus today, known as Super Tuesday.More than 125,000 people took advantage of early voting in Tarrant County, shattering the 55,266 total from 2012. This year’s turnout eclipsed Tarrant County’s showing in 2008 when 123,343 early ballots were cast.The Republican field clearly brought out the most voters, with 87,330 ballots cast in that contest.Update, 10 a.m. — Voters show up early to Trinity Episcopal ChurchKaylee Bowers reports:Voters were out early Tuesday morning. Ten people waited outside Trinity Episcopal Church when the doors opened at 7 a.m.Molly Hale, 61, said she has always supported Hillary Clinton.“I like her platform, and I like the way she’s dealing with the issues right now,” Hale, an IT project manager,  said.Architect Joe Wells, 58, said he decided to vote for Clinton over a month ago, primarily because he was impressed with her debate performances. He said he was especially impressed by her appearance before the House Select Committee on Benghazi.“I think she is the most electable, although I like Bernie’s policies better,” Wells said.Voters showed up early to cast their ballots at Trinity Episcopal Church in Fort Worth.Mark Dougherty, 64, who does business development for Lockheed Martin, said he voted for Marco Rubio. He said only two of his three choices for president were still in the race; he then narrowed his options down to Rubio.Dougherty said Rubio is “the best qualified, the most compelling conservative communicator that we have.”Civil engineer Tyler Kay, 28, also said he voted for Rubio. He said he chose Rubio a few days ago.“I feel like he’s the most presidential—his demeanor and his policy issues,” Kay said.Engineer Anthony Vecera, 27, said he decided on Rubio a few weeks ago when the race came down to only conservative senators and Donald Trump. He said he quickly decided on Rubio over Ted Cruz.“I think he has the demeanor to be president,” Vecera said. “He unifies people.”Retired educator Jean Tocco, 65, said she voted for Rubio because it scares her that Trump could be elected as president.Tocco said she decided on Rubio early on when she “started hearing Donald Trump and all his movements and his strength in gathering votes.”“I decided, no, I did not want Donald Trump as president,” Tocco said.Update, 2:15 p.m. — 4 of 5 Democratic voters at Trinity said they voted for ClintonMolly Jenkins reports: The crowd at Trinity Episcopal Church during the late morning on Super Tuesday consisted of  high winds and Hillary Clinton voters.Although not all voters TCU 360 talked to disclosed their picks, the one’s who did all voted Democrat. Four out of 5 Democratic voters we talked to said they voted for Clinton.One Clinton voter, a 1994 TCU alumni who wished to remain anonymous, said while she does agree with Sen. Bernie Sanders on many things, Clinton has more experience.“She’s a lady, and I like that,” said the anonymous alumni.She added that even if Clinton doesn’t win the Democratic nomination, she would vote for Sanders.“I’m a Democrat and I could never be Republican, ever,” said the anonymous alumni.Charles Weidler, a staff member at Trinity Episcopal Church, said while he planned to vote later in the evening, he did know who he would vote for.Weidler said he would consider voting for Clinton because she is “not Donald Trump,” and has experience.Clyde Hemminger, who did not disclose his age or occupation, also voted for Clinton.“She has the best chance of being elected,” Hemminger said. “Her policies most closely match my policies.”Elinor Normand, a 75-year-old woman who was at the church for a Bible study, said she had voted early that morning for Clinton.“I think she has the best chance of winning,”Normand said. “The more I listened and the more I read, the more I feel like she has the best chance to carry through on some of the things she says she will take care of.”Not everyone at Trinity Episcopal Church had Clinton as their number one candidate. An anonymous TCU staff member said she voted for Sanders.“He is honest and is somebody that has been consistent in his politics,” said the staff member.“He is honest and is somebody that has been consistent in his politics,” the staff member said.Update, 2:30 p.m. — Talking with voters at Paschal High SchoolArik Hughes reports: One voter at R.L. Paschal High School said she would consider voting for an independent candidate if Trump wins the Republican nomination.In the meantime, Lisa Qualls said she voted for Ohio Governor John Kasich.“I think he’s one of the few that I actually respect,” she said.One voter at Paschal, Ashley, would not disclose her last name but said she voted for Donald Trump.“I feel like he’s the best candidate out there,” she said.Voters showed up to cast their ballots at R.L. Paschal High School. Update, 7:15 p.m. — Late decisions common for Republican primary voters Ernest Dominick and Chris Rios report: Many conservative voters made some late voting decisions at the polls.Sam Whiteman, a graduate student at TCU, said he voted for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a decision he made only minutes before voting. Whiteman said he voted for Cruz because he has “the best chance against Rubio.”Laura Arena, an expecting mother, she said she voted for Ben Carson in the Republican primary.“He is the smartest and most intelligent of all the remaining candidates,” Arena said.Rachel Watson, a teacher for the Fort Worth Independent School District, said she voted for Rubio because she believes “he is the Republican Party’s best chance to beat Hillary.”Watson also made her voting decision when she got to the polls.A voter who wished to remain anonymous said “it’s just deciding between the lesser of evils.”Yolanda Ibarra, an elementary school clerk, said she found it important that she is able to relate to her desired candidate. Regardless of who wins the Republican nomination, Ibarra said the candidate will have her vote.Conservative voters arrived to the polls Tuesday night without a concrete choice for a Republican candidate.It could perhaps be that the later portion of voters who stayed undecided to this point had the intention of making their choice on the spot.A voter who wished to remain anonymous said “I made my choice when I saw all the names next to each other on the ballot.”Small business owners Terri Saad and Alice Watson, who have been together more than 17 years, said they enjoy voting in the primaries because it allows them to exercise their rights as gay voters. The two went to vote at Paschal High School.“Vote blue no matter who,” Watson said. “I like Bernie more than Hillary though.”As a Christian, Saad said she appreciated Sander’s stance on religion.“He’s not a religious fanatic, and I believe in separation of church and state,” Saad said. TCU 360 Staff TCU 360 Staff ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis Return of the disco: Latest fashion trends mirror the 1970s Previous articleJose Antonio Vargas: ‘where did you come from?’Next articleSuper Tuesday in Fort Worth TCU 360 Staff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU 360 Staff TCU 360 is an official, student-produced product of the School of Journalism at Texas Christian University. 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450.000 Citizens in 130 Countries Join 135 Nobel Laureates to Demand Release

first_img As a member of the committee that supports 2010 Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, Reporters Without Borders was part of delegation that today handed in a petition at the Chinese embassy in Paris calling for the Chinese dissident’s release and that of his wife Liu Xia.“We hope that Liu Xiaobo, who is in prison, and Liu Xia, who is under a form of house arrest that is like imprisonment, will learn of this petition,” Reporters Without Borders said. “As well as being an appeal to Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping, who has the power to free Liu Xiaobo and his wife, it is also intended to be a message of support for all those who are fighting for freedom of information and expression in China.”—————————————————————-***PRESS RELEASE***China: New Global Effort to Free Liu Xiaobo450.000 Citizens in 130 Countries Join 135 Nobel Laureates to Demand ReleaseSupporters of Liu Xiaobo the only imprisoned Nobel laureate and his wife Liu Xia deliver petition to Chinese embassies across the worldHONG KONG, PARIS, WASHINGTON, DC, 27th February 2013 – In a campaign led by the International Committee for Liu Xiaobo with the support of Amnesty International, petitions signed by hundreds of thousands of people around the world were delivered today to Chinese embassies to demand the immediate release of imprisoned Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo and Liu Xia. The petitions are part of a campaign created by Archbishop Desmond Tutu on The campaign was launched in solidarity with a letter signed by 135 Nobel laureates demanding Liu’s freedom. More than 450,000 people from 130 countries signed the petition that was delivered to Chinese authorities in Hong Kong, Taipei, Paris, London, New York, and Washington DC.“Today, 450,000 petitions were delivered to Chinese authorities in Hong Kong, Paris, Washington, and other cities.” said Archbishop Tutu, who started the petition demanding freedom for his fellow Nobel Laureate Liu. “These petitions represent the voices of people around the globe imploring the new Chinese government to release Liu Xiaobo and his wife Liu Xia. We hope this will show China that the world supports their willingness to hear the voices of their people.”Liu Xiaobo has been detained since December 2008, and his wife has been under house arrest since October 2010. The Nobel Laureate is serving an 11-year sentence for “inciting subversion of state power” for his part as the leading author behind “Charter ‘08”, a manifesto calling for the respect of fundamental human rights in China.From Hong Kong to Washington, supporters took symbolic photographs of themselves in front of local landmarks, with a picture of Liu on an empty chair to highlight his imprisonment, before delivering the petition.“It is wonderful to see such a massive and genuine outpouring of support for Liu Xiaobo and Liu Xia,” said Jared Genser, the founder of Freedom Now—a member organization of the International Committee for Liu Xiaobo—and international pro bono counsel to the Lius. “Clearly, the citizens’ movement lead by Archbishop Tutu speaks with one voice when it calls for the immediate release of the Lius. We urge the Chinese government to heed this moral imperative.”Since the launch of the campaign in December last year, every new signature to the petition on has sent an email to officials in Chinese consulates and embassies around the world.“Liu Xiaobo and Liu Xia represent the hopes and aspirations of millions of Chinese who are currently silenced. This show of solidarity from people all over the world sends a powerful message to the Chinese government to free this courageous couple and all other prisoners of conscience,” said Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International. to go further China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News News Supporters of Liu Xiaobo the only imprisoned Nobel laureate and his wife Liu Xia deliver petition to Chinese embassies across the world News ChinaAsia – Pacific RSF_en March 12, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Related documents Lettre ouverte à l’ambassadeur de Chine à ParisPDF – 276.98 KB Organisation Follow the news on China Live signature totals from Archbishop Tutu’s campaign February 27, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 450.000 Citizens in 130 Countries Join 135 Nobel Laureates to Demand Release News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes April 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures For more information, please contact:The International Committee for Liu Xiaobo: Emmanouil Athanasiou, +33 6 85 73 54 95 Freedom Now: Patrick Griffith, [email protected], + Solidarity (CS): Marie Holzman, [email protected], +33-630-809-281 Initiatives for China: John King, [email protected] Human Rights League: Alain Bouc: [email protected], +33 1 42 57 34 66Human Rights Watch: Sophie Richardson: +1-917-721-7473Christian Action for the Abolition of Torture: Séverine Durand: + 33 6 20 98 38 75Human Rights Foundation: Javier El-Hage: [email protected], +1 212.246.8486Reporters Without Borders: Benjamin Ismaïl, +33 1 44 83 84 70Global Justice Center:Stephanie Johanssen: [email protected], +1 (212) 725.6530 Ext. 209Friends of Liu Xiaobo (FoLXB), please visit: or contact [email protected], and [email protected] for media inquiriesFor more information about Amnesty International, please visit:, [email protected], +44 207 413 5566For more information on Agnès Brulet, [email protected], +33 6 13229624please visit: is the world’s largest petition platform, empowering people everywhere to create the change they want to see. There are more than 30 million users in 196 countries who use our tools to transform their communities – locally, nationally and globally.Photos : © Pierre-Yves Brunaud pour Amnesty Internationallast_img read more

Reporters unable to cover West Bank protests against “deal of the century”

first_imgThe other two, Alaraby cameraman Mounir Rabih and Al Jazeera cameraman Raji Asfour, were the victims of teargas grenades, losing consciousness after extensive exposure to the gas in the city of Al-Bireh. Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Organisation Help by sharing this information PalestineIsraelMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflicts RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance February 12, 2020 Reporters unable to cover West Bank protests against “deal of the century” News News to go further Follow the news on Middle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the many cases of journalists being injured or otherwise prevented from covering protests in the West Bank against US President Trump’s “deal of the century” peace plan, and calls on the authorities to ensure that the media are able to cover developments despite the surge in tension. Israel is ranked 88th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index while Palestine is ranked 137th. News Israeli security forces also detained two journalists for several hours in the north of the Jordan Valley. One was Al Arabiya cameraman Osama Nasrallah and the other was a freelance photographer who did not want to give his name. June 3, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts June 9, 2021 Find out more RSF has registered 16 cases of reporters being obstructed in the course of their coverage of the protests since President Trump’s proposed peace deal for Israel and Palestine was unveiled on 28 February. “The West Bank protests against the ‘deal of the century’ put Palestinian journalists on the front line,” said Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “The current tension makes them more vulnerable although they are just doing their job as reporters and should under no circumstances be put in the same category as protesters. Special care must be taken to allow them to do their reporting in relative safety.” RSF_en News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists June 8, 2021 Find out more PalestineIsraelMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflicts Other forms of obstruction by Israeli soldiers were reported to RSF by journalists. They said Israeli soldiers threatened them verbally, pushed them violently, or ordered them not to film or take photographs According to RSF’s information, five of these journalists were injured during clashes between Israeli security forces and protesters. Three of the five were injured by rubber bullets: freelancer Abdul Mohsen Shalaldeh, who was hit in the head in Hebron, Reuters reporter Mohammed Abu Ghanieh, who was hit in the stomach in Bethlehem, and Jmedia photographer Tarek Youssef, who was hit in the foot in Qalqilya.last_img read more

Copper Rose Building opens up as warming shelter

first_img Facebook Previous articleVerogen Debuts Forensic Genetic Genealogy Workflow That Makes Solving Cases EasierNext articleCopper Rose Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Facebook An additional warming shelter opened up in downtown Odessa Monday morning to residents in need who may have lost power. The Copper Rose Building, located at 415 N. Grant, opened its doors to those in need. “There’s 20,000-plus homes without any electricity,” said Copper Rose Building owner John Herriage said. “We have a huge venue that’s not being used today. That’s why I got together with Michael Marrero, city manager and asked how can I help? They’re going to be delivering cots and other things. We’re going to be putting together a warming station.” After talking with the City of Odessa about opening the Copper Rose Building, he said was anticipating about 100 cots to be delivered. “We have a ground level and a basement,” Herriage said. “We can accommodate others. The community has done much for our companies. We just want to give back.” There’s no timetable for how long the Copper Rose Building will be opened to residents. “However long we need to,” Herriage said. “(City manager) Michael Marrero is going to send some police officers over so it’s safe. We’re going to be here as long as possible.” On Monday, Herriage said they already had a few guests come in and out. “We had about 15 people in and out,” Herriage said. “We have a gentleman who manages some apartments for the elderly that doesn’t have heating. He’s going to get them. We have a church in West Odessa that’s been in contact with us and other ones.” There will be safety measures taken to keep from spreading COVID. “Everyone is going to have to wear a mask,” Herriage said. “We’re going to do as much social distancing as possible. Hand sanitizing stations will be set up.” According to City of Odessa director of Communications Devin Sanchez, there were three city-operated warming shelters as of Monday afternoon. Those included the Copper Rose Building, St. Elizabeth’s and the Salvation Army. “I think it speaks to our community and our city management and our emergency management to be able to provide something like this for our residents,” Sanchez said. “The power outage is something that’s beyond our control but we understand because we live here too and we’re experiencing these elements as well so understand the frustration and inconvenience that it can cause. So I think the fact that our city sprung into action so quickly to find these resources and partner up with others who did have power speaks volumes about our community.” Herriage said he is proud to help out the community. “Even before the city came to us, the city’s done so much for me, that’s why I wanted to help out,” Herriage said. “There’s a lot of homes without electricity and it’s super cold outside. We’ve got a 20,000-square foot building. I’ve got electricity and I’ve got gas. Let’s give back to the community.” Twitter Copper Rose Building opens up as warming shelter WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Pinterest Twitter TAGS  Local NewsGovernment By Digital AIM Web Support – February 15, 2021 last_img read more

Allahabad High Court To Consider Request Of Bar Association For Closure Of HC For Two Weeks In Wake Of Rising Corona Cases

first_imgNews UpdatesAllahabad High Court To Consider Request Of Bar Association For Closure Of HC For Two Weeks In Wake Of Rising Corona Cases Radhika Roy13 April 2021 8:35 AMShare This – xPresident of the Allahabad High Court Bar Association has urged the High Court to close for at least a period of two weeks and emphasized the need for a complete lockdown in wake of the rising COVID-19 cases in the State of Uttar Pradesh.Senior Advocate Amrendra Nath Singh, as recorded in an Order of the Allahabad High Court, has “urged that High Court should be closed for at least two…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?LoginPresident of the Allahabad High Court Bar Association has urged the High Court to close for at least a period of two weeks and emphasized the need for a complete lockdown in wake of the rising COVID-19 cases in the State of Uttar Pradesh.Senior Advocate Amrendra Nath Singh, as recorded in an Order of the Allahabad High Court, has “urged that High Court should be closed for at least two weeks so that litigants and lawyers may not rush to the Court and the spread of infection is contained”. The Order further states that Singh has submitted that lower Courts may be directed to not pursue non-bailable warrants that may have been issued in various cases until 30th April, 2021. Singh additionally submitted to the Court that while the window for filing cases in the High Court may remain open, there should be no physical hearing of cases and even online hearing of cases should be done where issues regarding demolition, eviction and recovery are involved. These submissions were made before a Division Bench of the Allahabad High Court comprising Justices Siddhartha Varma and Ajit Kumar. The Court was hearing a PIL pertaining to inhuman conditions at quarantine centres and for providing better treatment of Corona positive patients. Along with providing various directions to ensure the containment of the virus and to ease the conditions of COVID positive patients, the Bench has requested the High Court to consider the request of the Bar Association for its closure of two weeks. “The High Court should remain open only for online hearing in limited number of benches for urgent matters only looking to the present scenario. Regarding request made by the President of the High Court Bar Association to stay over all pending non-bailable warrants and extension of interim orders, we are of the view that since there is already pending PIL Writ Petition No. 564 of 2020, applications should be moved in that very PIL for appropriate directions”, states the Order. The matter will now be heard on 19th April.Next Storylast_img read more

Micheál Martin to be elected Taoiseach today

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Facebook Twitter Micheál Martin will be elected Taoiseach today at a special sitting of the Dáil.It comes after the members of Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Greens voted to support the programme for government yesterday.Political Correspondent Seán Defoe reports:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter By News Highland – June 27, 2020 WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 center_img Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleCouncillor calls for restoration of Raphoe recycling facilitiesNext articleSuccessful day for Donegal Jockeys News Highland Micheál Martin to be elected Taoiseach today Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR cliniclast_img read more

News story: Tackling Knife crime: Detection of steel-bladed knives

first_imgThis new Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition is seeking innovative technologies and approaches to help tackle knife crime.Although crime in general has fallen rapidly in the UK over the past 20 years, some types of violent crime recorded by the Police have increased. In 2017, knife crime rose by 20% across England and Wales when compared to 2015 figures, with a significant increase in fatal stabbings and serious injuries.While the increase is a result of a number of influencing factors, the ability for police to determine if people are carrying knives is fundamental to reducing the harm caused.For this competition DASA is seeking innovative technologies or approaches in standoff detection or behavioural characteristics that can aid UK Police and security personnel in the identification of concealed knives.Up to £500k of funding will be available in Phase 1 of this competition to fund proof-of-concept solutions. Additional funding is anticipated to be available for future phases to move towards a deployable solution.Full details of the competition are now available here.If you have any queries on this competition, please do contact us at [email protected]last_img read more