Multiverse Resources Plc (MULTIV.ng) Q22017 Interim Report

first_imgMultiverse Mining and Exploration Plc (MULTIV.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the second quarter.For more information about Multiverse Mining and Exploration Plc (MULTIV.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Multiverse Mining and Exploration Plc (MULTIV.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Multiverse Mining and Exploration Plc (MULTIV.ng)  2017 interim results for the second quarter.Company ProfileMultiverse Mining and Exploration Plc (formerly Multiverse Resources Plc) is an exploration and mining company in Nigeria licensed to extract zinc, copper, gold, lead, tantalite, tin and barite ores. The company started a granite quarrying operation in 2005 in Ogun State and went from an installed capacity of 600 000 tons per annum to a over 1 millions tons in just over ten years across three locations in Nigeria. Multiverse Mining and Exploration Plc has a zinc and lead mine site at Abuni in Awe Local Government Area in Nasarawa State; and is expanding is mining operations to include exploration licenses to cover tin ore, tantalite ore and copper ore. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Multiverse Mining and Exploration Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Young Anglicans in Malawi raise money for people with disabilities

first_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Bath, NC Dr. April Love-Fordham says: Anglican Communion, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Comments are closed. Featured Events Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Collierville, TN Africa, Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Comments (1) New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Posted Jun 29, 2017 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Submit a Press Release Rector Tampa, FL Youth & Young Adults Young Anglicans in Malawi raise money for people with disabilities Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL June 29, 2017 at 6:44 pm Praise God for such good news of kindness! Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Press Release Service Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Tags [Anglican Communion News Service] Members of an Anglican youth group in Blantyre, Malawi, have donated medical equipment, including a wheelchair, to two boys in need in the African country.Victor January, who is 12 and has difficulties walking, received the medically recommended wheelchair as a replacement for his previously unsuitable one. A boy with albinism, Blessings Masalanga, was given special clothing and oils.Full article. Rector Albany, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Belleville, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more

Darned if she didn’t feed us toadstools

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter March 18, 2020 at 12:29 am Charles !!! How Adorable and Impressive Ms. Maude !!! But … Ummmmm I might care about her ‘adorable’ soups … Even more in these days … GOD Bless America and all Entire Home : Our Planet !!! Bless You Little Brother … Reply TAGSCharles TowneInspirationToadstools Previous article10 things to know about the real St. PatrickNext articleThe latest State of Florida updates on COVID-19 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR March 16, 2020 at 9:44 am Richard Hmmm…I think I have been served some of that toadstool soup, too. If I remember correctly, it was pretty darn good! Love this story. As always, thanks for sharing and bringing a smile to my face. 14 COMMENTS March 15, 2020 at 11:22 am March 15, 2020 at 6:00 pm Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. Herbert Weissman NH Please enter your comment! charles towne Reply Dear CSG, One thing we learned during our rather unique relationship with Mad Maude was that she had a wonderfully risque sense of humor. There was the time she served a mystery salad at a church potluck. Maude called it her eul Gibbons delite. Have you ever eaten skunk cabbage, watercress and dandelion greens garnished with honey and cattail pollen dressing? Not bad, not bad at all! And as usual it was eaten ALLL up! Bless you my friend, Chaz charles towne Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply March 15, 2020 at 9:21 pm Reply March 16, 2020 at 7:12 pm Mushrooms toadstools. bright small poisonous mushrooms toadstool group psilocybin Reply March 16, 2020 at 12:09 pm charles towne Reminds me of the stone soup that we ate as a child. I remember looking in to stock pot and sure enough there was a large stone in the soup. I think it was put in there just for my benefit. I guess I will never know. Keep them coming Charlie. Reply Well,I would have a “GAG” response if I found out I was eating Toadstool soup or the meat, in the stew, was actually a snake! I would never have called her Mad Maude to her face, she might of had other “delights” to add the next time you dined with her! Sounds like she was a great lady! And fun loving! Don Young, I have discovered that there are many astonishing surprises that we can learn from the elderly among us. Their ability to be resilient in life’s challenges always surprises me. Mad Maude’s independent spirit was a feature I always admired. She overhauled her car’s engine when she was in her latter eighties and lived well into her nineties before she decided she was ready for another adventure before she walked off this mortal coil. Yes, we can learn a lot from the elderly. Bless you Don, Chaz Reply Reply Years ago I was in San Angelo Texas, going to a military school and while there the locals had a gigantic festival one weekend which consisted of a rattlesnake hunt, I had rattlesnake chile and rattlesnake BBQ and it was quite good as I remember, so I imagine the snake soup was tasty also! Later on I had several friends in Wisconsin who were members of the Menomonee Indian Tribe and one weekend I went to the reservation to a Pow Wow they held where I experienced drinking tea made from mushrooms. Unfortunately the mushrooms were of the psilocybin variety and the experience was unexpected to say the least! You my friend made the cardinal error I learned from eating food in many different countries around the world, if you enjoy it, it is sometimes best not to ask what it is! I hope you are feeling better and if you want I could check for exotic medicinal foods for your adventurous palate! CSGcenter_img Dear NH, what sort of a guy do you think I am? Mushroom soup, I should say! The next thig I know you will be telling me you also ate some of Mad Mauds delicious mushroom cassarole! Chaz number two son March 16, 2020 at 1:48 pm Richard ol’ pal, I have consumed, and been consumed. I was raised to not say no to anything that is cooked. I thank God that there are certainly things best not eaten. Take rotten eggs for example? When an egg has been on the nest long enough to take on a bluish tinge I will pass. There are some delicacies in the world’s cuisine that one would definitely have to develop a taste for. You take care and may Papa God bless you and yours, Chaz Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reply Mike McFadden March 17, 2020 at 11:20 pm Reply charles towne LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Herbert, that reminds me of when I was a kid and we had a real dry year. You might ask how dry it was so I will tell you. Mama sent me down to the river to gather rocks and then she boiled those river rocks to get the moisture out of them. It was so dry when the fish were swimming we could see where they were because they would kick up the dust. Yes sir that was a real dry year. I am sorry for telling that little fib, please forgive me. Chaz The Anatomy of Fear I could envision Miss Maude all the way through that story and it was quite humorous! But I also laughed at others’ responses!!I just love a good laugh, obviously you do too! Toadstools and snakes are definitely not on my diet and I think I would have been “giving the food back” right there at the table. Like usual, it was such an enjoyable story and great responses! Thank you so much for the entertainment, Chuck!It is most appreciated, especially right about now. God bless you. charles towne March 16, 2020 at 4:02 pm Don Young InspirationBy Charles Towne                        ​​​​​​​​​​​​​“Hey you two, up here, on the roof!”  Looking up, sure enough there was Maude.  ​She was one of the most unique people I have ever met and that day when she called to us from the roof was one example of her rare spirit.                                        ​There she was; a nail apron around her ample waist, a hammer in one hand, in the process of shingling her roof!In today’s society with the gals holding every kind of job imaginable it is not strange to see a member of the fairer sex working as a roofer, but this happened to be back in the fifties and Maude was 87 years old at the time!Maude was not only efficient in the area of home repairs, but she was quite capable in the culinary department as well.   As a young woman she had been a cook in a Canadian lumber camp.  On the back of the big wood burning, cook stove Maude kept a huge pot of soup simmering for the lumberjacks                                                                                                              Maude added all sorts of things to that soup such as beef stock, vegetables, venison, whatever came to hand went into that big pot.  One day she noticed the soup level was getting somewhat low.  Dipping a large ladle into the kettle she scraped the bottom, hooking onto something quite heavy.  She raised the spoon and was surprised to see a well cooked snake about four feet long.  She looked at that savory serpent for a moment trying to decide whether or not she should remove the reptile, but thrift won out and she dropped it back into the pot, added more stock, built up the fire and the guys unknowingly ate snake soup that night.  That was our friend Maude! ​​​​​​Shortly after we met Maude she invited us to have dinner with her. This was before we knew anything about her snake soup, otherwise we might have declined.  On the chosen day Maude served us a most delicious casserole and we were on seconds when I made a slight error in judgment and asked the pedigree of the dish. Maude never missed a lick.  Taking another bite, she said, “Toadstools!” I paused, my loaded fork in mid-flight to my mouth.“Toadstools?” I exclaimed. “Yep, toadstools“, she answered.  “You know that big old stump out in my backyard?  I gotta dig that thing out one of these days! Well, that stump is covered with these here big yellow toadstools.  That’s what’chereatin’.  Toadstool casserole; pretty good, huh?”                                     ​We sat there staring at Maude, our mouths hanging open, our forks poised in midair as we wondered when the stomach pains would start. The casserole sat there, half-eaten; whispering, “poisonous toadstools!”  In a sinister, poisonous toadstool voice.     ​Maude, noting our apparent unease, threw back her gray head and laughed in delight.  “Oh you young folks, you needn’t worry yourselves none, I fed some t’ my cat and he ain’t croaked yet!” She laughed at her witticism. ​The casserole did taste good and it was while eating my next helping that our friend, our sweet grandmotherly Maude, helped us to relax even more by exclaiming, “Come to think of it though, I ain’t seen that darn cat since he ate that there casserole!”  ​After that we began referring to Maude respectfully, and with great affection as ‘Mad Maude’.  To this day I can’t eat a mushroom without thinking of Mad Maude and her toadstool casserole.                            AN OUTDOORSMAN’S PRAYER
         Dear lord, thanks for bringing interesting people into my life.  Thanks for preserving my life and that of my family.  Help me to be what you want me to be to and for all people. ​You are my God and I am your child.   Help me to learn from those that are older and help me to be a positive example to the young.
Above all else, let me be an instrument for good in your hands. In Jesus’ blessed name I ask this, Amen Leo charles towne March 25, 2020 at 7:58 pm March 22, 2020 at 1:03 pm March 15, 2020 at 10:45 am Not sure if the snake soup or toadstool casserole conjures more of a gag response. Poor cat probably ended up as Chicken Chow Meow for Maude’s next dinner party. Saying a prayer that you get well soon. Keep the good stories coming – they are such a relief from the news… Please enter your name here March 15, 2020 at 9:03 pm Reply remember when you and the other so called adults played that guessing game blindfolded you touch taste and smell items to identify them. the petrified alligator poop and well weathered silage you know natures slow bake confection found at the bottom of a silo. Reply Reply Reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here My dear friend Mike, Mad Maude’s cat eventually showed up hail and hearty demanding some more of the delicious toadstool cassarole. We really are blessed with folks like Maude. Bless all you dear souls, Chazlast_img read more

GO-BANG House / Takeru Shoji Architects

first_img 2014 Japan ArchDaily Year:  2014 Projects photographs:  Murai Isamu Photographs:  Murai Isamu Save this picture!© Murai IsamuRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. In a region of heavy snowfall in Nagaoka, Niigata, Japan, the site is situated in the semi-industrial zone, more specifically, in a residential district in between factories and rice field. An elevated railway for The Jōetsu bullet train nearby as well as a broad road and a river for industrial use characterize slightly larger-scale landscape of the area. In contrast to a large plot of such a landscape, GO-BANG! House is required to be compact for parents and a child.Save this picture!© Murai IsamuOn the ground floor, four rooms: master-bed room, walk-in-closet, Japanese-style room and a spare room, are assembled as a compact core of life and structure in the centre of the house.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe core is surrounded with the mortared floor, which is traditionally called “Doma” in Japan, so that the Doma takes an important role for the circulation and extension of their activity. Filling the Doma up with a motorbike, bicycles, pieces of furniture and various charming goods, and making good use of clues of both walls penetrating inside and outside and the exterior space under the eaves around the house, a variety of hobbies and their daily life are unfolded from the core to the open space in the site; from inside to outside.Save this picture!© Murai IsamuKitchen and their favorite chairs are put in an attic on the small core, as if living space were floating in the space encapsulated in the outer wall and roof. The outer wall obtains firm stability as a bearing wall with structural larch plywood in thickness of 24mm. Moreover, the outer roof is supported by three large suspended walls made with steel truss and larch plywood in same thickness as the outer wall. Thus a spacious one-room with large openings at the corner of the house is achieved without pillars in a region of heavy snowfall in Nagaoka.Save this picture!© Murai IsamuFrom the wall to the ceiling, Larch plywood was carefully polished and dyed white as an interior finish, therefore the proper diffusion of the light wraps the life gently. This roughness of the Larch plywood is too crude for the interior in a sense of touch, but too delicate for the exterior. Save this picture!First Floor PlanThe consciousness of the spatial continuity between inside and outside is a result of the ambiguity created from both the materiality of larch plywood and the elaborate detail for the sash-less opening. We might feel as if we relaxed in a bower in the garden on the ground floor, on the other hand, as if we lived in a small floating garden on the first floor. Such an open feeling and environment are created in the very middle of the industrial area.Save this picture!© Murai IsamuProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Pavilion / Marlene UldschmidtSelected ProjectsCosmos Intime / L’EAU design + Kim Dong-jinSelected Projects Share Year:  “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/778825/go-bang-house-takeru-shoji-architects Clipboard Architects: Takeru Shoji Architects Area Area of this architecture project Area:  92 m² Area:  92 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs GO-BANG House / Takeru Shoji ArchitectsSave this projectSaveGO-BANG House / Takeru Shoji Architects Save this picture!© Murai Isamu+ 16 Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/778825/go-bang-house-takeru-shoji-architects Clipboard GO-BANG House / Takeru Shoji Architects CopyHouses•Nagaoka, Japan “COPY” CopyAbout this officeTakeru Shoji ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNagaokaJapanPublished on December 22, 2015Cite: “GO-BANG House / Takeru Shoji Architects” 21 Dec 2015. 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FileMaker UK to launch FileMaker Donations 2.0

first_imgThere is no Gift Aid facility built in to the package, but it is possible, say its producers, for users to modify FileMaker itself to include this.Owners of FileMaker Donations 1.0 can upgrade to Donations 2.0 at no charge. For first time buyers, FileMaker Donations 2.0 costs £79.95 (or £84.95 if you want it on CD) excluding VAT. It will available for purchase from 30 November 2004 through FileMaker UK’s Web Store.FileMaker Donations 2.0 requires FileMaker Pro 7v3 and runs on Mac OS X and Windows XP. Tagged with: Individual giving Technology Howard Lake | 27 November 2004 | News Database company FileMaker UK is about to release version 2.0 of FileMaker Donations, its product customised for charities and voluntary organisations.FileMaker Donations 2.0 is designed to help such non-profit groups to plan, track and streamline their fundraising campaigns, donations and donor outreach efforts, and is available both for PC and Mac.First launched in 2003, the new version builds on developments in FileMaker Pro 7, launched earlier this year. New capabilities include a user-controlled multi-window environment, built-in security with predefined privilege sets, improved reporting capabilities, and a summary on the home page of outstanding actions such as contacts to be made. The software also includes improved data import from Microsoft Outlook and Apple Address Book. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img FileMaker UK to launch FileMaker Donations 2.0  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Radio journalist who “annoyed politicians” murdered in Bahia state

first_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Brazilian authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into yesterday’s murder of Marlon Carvalho, a radio station presenter and reporter in the northeastern state of Bahia, and to focus on the hypothesis that he was killed in connection with his journalism. RSF_en BrazilAmericas Condemning abuses CorruptionViolence The third radio presenter to be murdered this year in Brazil, the 37-year-old Carvalho was shot dead in his home in the small town of Riachão do Jacuípe in the early hours of 16 August. RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America “The authorities must conduct an exhaustive investigation into Marlon Carvalho’s murder taking account above all of the possibility that he was killed in connection with his work,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America bureau. Reports Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil August 17, 2018 Radio journalist who “annoyed politicians” murdered in Bahia state BrazilAmericas Condemning abuses CorruptionViolence News The two other radio show hosts to have been killed this year in Brazil were Jefferson Pureza on 17 January and Jairo Sousa on 21 June. Both had received repeated threats. Another radio show host, Hamilton Alves, miraculously survived despite being hit several times when six shots were fired at this car in Rondônia state on 20 April. Follow the news on Brazil Organisation News May 13, 2021 Find out more “Outside the major cities, journalists – and radio show hosts in particular – are systematically the victims of threats and reprisals when they tackle subjects linked to local politics and corruption. We deplore their appalling vulnerability and call on the Brazilian authorities to provide journalists with better protection.” News April 15, 2021 Find out more An outspoken critic of local officials, Carvalho worked for two radio stations, Gazeta and Jacuípe. He also posted daily videos on his Facebook page about alleged cases of corruption and collusion between local officials and criminal groups. A friend described him as a popular and controversial person who “annoyed a lot of politicians.” Brazil is ranked 102nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. The local police said that, according to their initial findings, four gunmen entered his home, shot him and then left. They appear not to have taken any of his journalistic material or equipment or any other object with them. Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts to go further 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies April 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Freedom of information law changes hailed as significant albeit belated

first_img Reporters Without Borders welcomes the amendments to the Freedom of Information Act that were signed into law on 31 December. They improve access to information about federal government activity but have come late in a presidency marked by a lack of transparency. News January 7, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Freedom of information law changes hailed as significant albeit belated News RSF_en Organisation April 28, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on United States News Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts United StatesAmericas NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists June 7, 2021 Find out more Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says to go further News June 3, 2021 Find out more United StatesAmericas Reporters Without Borders welcomes the amendments to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) that President George W. Bush signed into law on 31 December, although it regrets that these amendments, which improve public access to information about federal government activity, have come so late in an administration that has shown little respect for this principle.“This is unquestionably a major step forward, albeit belated, one that promotes more transparency and control of the government’s activities by its citizens,” the press freedom organisation said. “It also enshrines the US congress’s efforts in the face of a government given to concealment. We should nonetheless not forget how transparency and freedoms were suppressed after 9/11.” Reporters Without Borders added: “The White House and federal government must now respect the need for more openness on such issues as the Guantanamo detainees and the CIA’s secret prisons, in which secrecy and the suppression of information have been the rule.”The amendments to the FOIA, which were approved unanimously by congress, set up a hotline for requests for information, establish a tracking system for requests once they have been made and create an office to mediate in disputes. They also reinforce a requirement that federal agencies meet a 20-day deadline for responding to requests, facilitate the recovery of legal fees by those forced to sue to get information and give a broad definition of journalists (who are allowed access to information free of charge). In short, federal agencies are required to provide information on request unless it entails a major national security risk.Congress’s desire to combat the current’s administration’s secrecy was already seen in October, when the House of Representatives passed the “Free Flow of Information Act,” a federal shield law that provides federal protection for the confidentiality of journalists’ sources. The amendments to the FOIA come 11 months before a presidential election and just weeks after it emerged that the CIA destroyed videos of terrorism suspects being interrogated (some of them in Guantanamo) that had been requested as evidence in court. The destruction of the videos has been the subject of a criminal investigation since 2 January.last_img read more

Court offers tributes, applause and a smile for the late John…

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin Advertisement Facebook Previous articleSpring burst of beauty from Anthology IIINext articleTrain services to be disrupted throughout month of June Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Printcenter_img Twitter TAGSDarach McCarthyfeaturedjohn devaneJohn O’Sullivanlimericklimerick circuit court WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email Limerick Solicitor John Devane. Picture by Press 22.Limerick Solicitor John Devane. Picture by Press 22.A ROUND of applause followed tributes paid to the late John Devane at Limerick Circuit Court this Tuesday as colleagues and friends honoured the solicitor who died last weekend.After leading the tributes, Judge Tom O’Donnell said that he was going to take the unusual step for the court in asking those in attendance to remember Mr Devane through a round of applause.It was a fitting tribute after words from State prosecution counsel John O’Sullivan BL and solicitor Darach McCarthy in honour of the 54-year-old father of two.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Last Sunday morning, Mr Devane was found in his home at Blackwater, Ardnacrusha having passed away overnight.He is to be laid to rest in Dingle on Thursday.On Monday, tributes were held at Limerick District Court where Mr Devane practiced and had “epic battles” as an advocate of the law for all of his clients. The court then stood for a minute of silence.The Janesboro native, who entered the legal world later in life after graduating from UCC as a mature student, represented many notable defendants over his career and was well known for giving everyone a “fighting chance no matter their background” in a trait that made him one of the most well known solicitors in Limerick.More recently, Mr Devane had suffered a number of health setbacks but in 2016 returned to work after an 18 month stint recovering from a number of medical conditions.Despite his medical setbacks, Mr Devane was always upbeat and ready to do battle in court where he loved the cut and thrust of the law and a trait, amongst many, he will be remembered by his friends and colleagues alike.Citing many successes that Mr Devane had in the courts, many at a time when the odds were stacked against him in “taking on City Hall, to coin the phrase”, John O’Sullivan BL said on Tuesday that Mr Devane’s passing was a source of great sadness, “as in reality we thought he was getting better.“A lot has been said about Mr Devane, but I would like to mention a few things and of course most notably, that he was a busy solicitor in Limerick and that is important not to forget.After an apprenticeship with John Hayes solicitor, “John went out on his own and would be remembered for bounding in to the circuit court in the old Red Church with the exuberance of a less experienced practitioner possibly.“It was before the late Judge Sean O’Leary who was indeed kind to John and understood that his enthusiasm was not yet tempered.Mr O’Sullivan went on to note that the late solicitor referenced the important role of the judiciary in his book Nobody Heard Me Cry, and the court process which he was always very respectful of”.The State prosecution counsel recalled the notable and “seminal” cases won by John Devane, a number of which “show the clear proof of his success as they made their way in to the law reports.“The solicitors role is often more important that than that of the barrister and when John instructed counsel he did so for the benefit of his clients and would be willing to pursue a case to the highest court in the land if required.“He was fearless and he had a tendency to mild mischief, but always respectful and acted cognisant in the administration of justice.“Yes, John was well thought of at the bar”, Mr O’Sullivan said.Mr O’Sullivan said that John was proud of his family connections and that his father was a native Dingle.“John was proud of that and took great fun that they are connected to Gregory Peck”, a remark which drew a smile from those gathered in Limerick Circuit Court.Mr O’Sullivan said that “we could not forget how John handled the complex series of illness and the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.“He dealt with illnesses and disabilities with his characteristic of tenacity. John just kept going and ‘the show must go on’ was his motto.Expressing condolences to Mr Devane’s family, John O’Sullivan said that the late solicitor was “always ably aided by his wife Julieann.“I think of his courage and tenacity in later years his good humour and the man with that twinkle in his eye.”Solicitor Darach McCarthy said that he “found it very hard to stand before the court to speak of John due to the sadness his passing brought.“He was a massive character and no words could fill the gap in what we have to endure now over the coming weeks and months ahead.“John Devane was a unique advocate of the law and in his absence things will be less colourful.John often spoke off the cuff and sometimes that worked to his advantage but it was his ability to do that allowed him to battle to the end.John Devane took on all clients and “never judged anyone, that wasn’t his job.“He will be missed and we will think of with a smile”, Mr McCarthy said.Judge O’Donnell said that Mr Devane, whom he knew from his days sitting at Limerick District Court, “ploughed a lone furrow as a colourful and sometimes controversial character while his passing will create a void in the legal fabric of Limerick.Mr Devane is survived by his wife Julieann, daughters Jemma and Jessica, brother of the late Tony and Michael, sisters Márie, Áine, Joan and Paula and will be laid to rest after noon Requiem Mass this Thursday at St Brendan’s Cemetery, Milltown, Dingle, Co Kerry. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsCourt offers tributes, applause and a smile for the late John DevaneBy Staff Reporter – May 17, 2017 2587 last_img read more

Delhi HC Issues Notice In Plea Challenging The Appointment Of Justice (Retd) Bansi Lal Bhat As The Officiating Chairman Of NCLAT

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi HC Issues Notice In Plea Challenging The Appointment Of Justice (Retd) Bansi Lal Bhat As The Officiating Chairman Of NCLAT Karan Tripathi16 Jun 2020 5:06 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has issued notice in a plea challenging the appointment of Justice (Retd) Bansi Lal Bhat as officiating Chairman of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal. The Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan has issued notices to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and the Registrar of NCLAT, among others. Filed by Advocate Fozia…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?LoginDelhi High Court has issued notice in a plea challenging the appointment of Justice (Retd) Bansi Lal Bhat as officiating Chairman of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal. The Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan has issued notices to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and the Registrar of NCLAT, among others. Filed by Advocate Fozia Rahman, the petition is moved as a PIL challenging the order dated 12/03/20 of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs wherein Justice (Retd.) Bansi Lal Bhat was appointed as the officiating Chairman of the NCLAT. The petition also seeks setting aside of Rule 10 of the Tribunal, Appellate Tribunal and other Authorities (Qualifications, Experience and other Condition of Service of Members) Rules, 2020, if it is to be read/interpreted as permitting the Central Government to appoint any Member, irrespective of their Seniority, as “Acting/Officiating Chairperson” of the NCLAT in the event of the occurrence of any vacancy. The Petitioner has argued that the said appointment by the Central Government is contrary to and in violation of the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 as well as the Tribunal, Appellate Tribunal and other Authorities (Qualifications, Experience and other Condition of Service of Members) Rules, 2020. It is further argued that if the appointment of an Acting/Officiating Chairperson is made arbitrarily and without abiding the applicable laws, the same shall erode the public trust in the judicial system and also dilute the separation of powers and independence of the judiciary, which shall in turn have a negative impact on the public and their ability to access impartial judicial process and a robust judicial mechanism. Petitioner is aggrieved by the fact that the Central Government has not appointed the senior most member of the NCLAT as its officiating Chairman. The petition states: ‘The Rules nowhere entitles the Central Government to overlook ‘seniority’ in case of appointment of a member (in absence of vice chairman or vice president) to officiate as Chairperson, Chairperson, President or Presiding OfficerThus, the senior-most member of the Hon’ble NCLAT, whether s/he be a technical member or a judicial member, ought to have been appointed to officiate as Chairperson.’ Therefore, it is argued that the appointment of Justice (Retd.) Shri Bansi Lal Bhat cannot be sustained under either the Tribunal Rules 2020 nor the Companies Act 2013, as he is not the senior most member and there are other judicial and technical members holding greater seniority than him. The court will next take up the matter on June 30. Next Storylast_img read more

Recovery Of Public Money Cannot Wait Indefinitely To Suit The Convenience Of A Particular Borrower: Calcutta High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesRecovery Of Public Money Cannot Wait Indefinitely To Suit The Convenience Of A Particular Borrower: Calcutta High Court Sparsh Upadhyay24 Jan 2021 1:59 AMShare This – xAgreeing with the argument of the Counsel appearing for ‘West Bengal Financial Corporation’ (a financial institution), the Calcutta High Court on Friday (22nd January) noted that recovery of public money cannot wait indefinitely to suit the convenience of a particular borrower. The Bench of Justice Sabyasachi Bhattacharyya was hearing the plea of the petitioner, Brahm (Alloys)…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?LoginAgreeing with the argument of the Counsel appearing for ‘West Bengal Financial Corporation’ (a financial institution), the Calcutta High Court on Friday (22nd January) noted that recovery of public money cannot wait indefinitely to suit the convenience of a particular borrower. The Bench of Justice Sabyasachi Bhattacharyya was hearing the plea of the petitioner, Brahm (Alloys) Ltd. (borrower) who failed to repay the loan taken from the West Bengal Financial Corporation, a financial institution. Matter before the Court As the borrower [Brahm (Alloys) Ltd.] failed to repay the loan taken from the West Bengal Financial Corporation, a sale notice was issued on 30th January, 2018 to the borrower. The petitioners filed a writ plea, which was dismissed on 12th February, 2018, however, when this order was challenged before a Division Bench, it disposed of the appeal by restructuring the schedule of repayment and granted a further opportunity to the petitioners to repay the debt, vide order dated 13th February, 2018 but the Borrower couldn’t repay the loan. Thereafter, a second sale notice was published on 25th June, 2018 and in connection with the second sale notice, the petitioners again preferred a writ petition, but did not move it. While the said writ petition was still pending, the financial institution issued a third sale notice. Arguments put forth The Counsel appearing for the petitioners submitted that they are already in touch with an Asset Reconstruction Company (ARC) regarding the loan being taken over by the said ARC. The notice to this effect was communicated to the respondent no.1, however, it took a plea that there had been previous nonfulfillment by the petitioners of the liberty granted to the petitioners to repay the loan. It was contended that there is no provision in the State Financial Corporation Act for transferring such loan to an ARC. Lastly, it was submitted by the petitioners that they ought to be given some time to finalize the arrangements with the ARC for the purpose of repayment of the loan advanced by ‘West Bengal Financial Corporation’ (a financial institution). On the other hand, the counsel appearing for the respondent authorities argued before the Court that even after three sale notices, they haven’t been able to repay the loan and that they are in the habit of trying to stop the process of sale, whenever a sale notice is put up. It was also argued that the conduct of the petitioners is evident from the fact that the second writ petition was never moved till date. Importantly, it was submitted that the offer given by the ARC was conditional, leaving scope for further negotiation. Hence, it was stated that the ARC’s negotiations cannot form a relevant basis for staying the process of sale which has now been undertaken. Court’s observations The Court noted that in the instant case, even the latest offer given by the concerned ARC, with whom the petitioners are negotiating, is patently conditional. “As such, there is no final proposal, even at this stage, coming from the ARC at the behest of the petitioners for repayment of the loan”, remarked the Court. In such circumstances, the Court said, the respondent no.1 was fully justified in proceeding with the sale of the assets of the borrower, particularly in view of the previous conduct of the petitioners. Importantly, the Court remarked, “A fresh lease of life cannot now be granted to the petitioners, since such opportunity was previously given to them but the petitioners miserably failed to avail of the same. Recovery of public money cannot wait indefinitely.” Accordingly, the Writ Petition was dismissed on contest without any order as to costs. However, respondent no.1 was directed to give reasonable opportunity to the petitioners to meet the highest offer, after receiving adequate offers on the latest sale notice from prospective buyers. “In the event the petitioners can give a concrete counter offer equal to or more than the highest offer, it will be open to the respondent no.1 to permit the petitioners to purchase back the property. However, on failure of the petitioners to do so, the respondents shall proceed with the sale in favour of the highest bidder”, concluded the Court. Case Title – Brahm (Alloys) Ltd. & Anr. -vs- West Bengal Financial Corporation & Ors. [W.P.A. 9084 of 2020 With CAN 1 of 2021] Click Here To Download Bail OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more