Access Bank Ghana (ACCESS.gh) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgAccess Bank Ghana (ACCESS.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Access Bank Ghana (ACCESS.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Access Bank Ghana (ACCESS.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Access Bank Ghana (ACCESS.gh)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAccess Bank Ghana is a leading financial institution in Ghana providing banking products and services for the institutional, commercial, business banking, treasury and personal banking segments. Its product offering ranges from current and savings accounts to vehicle and personal loans, banking services for women and private individuals, funds transfers and cardless banking. Access Bank Ghana provides relationship management services for corporate clients as well as corporate and structured finance services and investment and asset management services. Other services offered relate to cash management, trade finance, LPO financing, receivables discounting, leasing services and other major business transactions. The company is a subsidiary of Access Bank Plc. It operates 132 branches in the major towns and cities of Ghana, and has its headquarters in the capital city, Accra. Access Bank Ghana is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Casa Prè de Sura / Casati

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/262916/casa-pre-de-sura-casati Clipboard Projects Casa Prè de Sura / Casati Casa Prè de Sura / CasatiSave this projectSaveCasa Prè de Sura / Casati “COPY” “COPY” 2010 Year:  CopyAbout this officeCasatiOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSan Lorenzo di SebatoWoodHousesItalyPublished on August 15, 2012Cite: “Casa Prè de Sura / Casati” 15 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Prè de Sura 住宅 / Casati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 stream Save this picture!© Gustav Willeit+ 15 Sharecenter_img Italy Photographs:  Gustav Willeit Text description provided by the architects. This gabled house in Italy by Austrian architects Casati has stripy wooden walls on the outside and bumpy limestone walls on the inside. Boxy windows project from the facade and frame views towards the castello di San Martino; a small castle on a nearby hillside. A window in the master bedroom wraps over onto the roof, while others meet the floor so that small children can see out. Save this picture!© Gustav WilleitThe limestone aggregate walls surround rooms and hallways on each of the three floors, absorbing moisture from the air, that can cool the house during warmer months. This building presents an unique design solutions which help to make connection with the surrounding landscape.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow less’Beyond Green! – Tall Buildings in a Sustainable Future’ SymposiumArticlesTehran Stock Exchange Competition Entry / EBA[M] + VMX ArchitectsArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/262916/casa-pre-de-sura-casati Clipboard ArchDaily Photographs Houses CopyHouses•San Lorenzo di Sebato, Italy Architects: Casati Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

House AA315 / BERNARDI + PESCHARD & BLANCASMORAN

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/878983/house-aa315-bernardi-plus-peschard-and-blancasmoran Clipboard House AA315 / BERNARDI + PESCHARD & BLANCASMORAN House AA315 / BERNARDI + PESCHARD & BLANCASMORANSave this projectSaveHouse AA315 / BERNARDI + PESCHARD & BLANCASMORAN Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/878983/house-aa315-bernardi-plus-peschard-and-blancasmoran Clipboard CopyAbout this officeBLANCASMORANOfficeFollowBERNARDI + PESCHARDOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMexico CityMexicoPublished on September 05, 2017Cite: “House AA315 / BERNARDI + PESCHARD & BLANCASMORAN” [AA315 Casa Habitación / BERNARDI + PESCHARD & BLANCASMORAN] 05 Sep 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP BaseSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE Pyramid/HippedConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – ClassiqueFloorsFranken-SchotterFlooring Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerFittingsSaliceStorage Accessories – Excessories, Pull- outArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsEmuSeating System – TamiMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?方正却不缺趣味的‘冷淡风’住宅 AA315 Casa Habitación / BERNARDI + PESCHARD & BLANCASMORAN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 stream Products used in this ProjectFaucetsDornbrachtBathroom Fittings – MEML Ightning Project:Luz en ArquitecturaStructural Project:Alonso AsociadosLandscape:Entorno Taller PaisajeCarpentry:Grupo HaganArchitects In Charge:Alejandro Bernardi Gallo, Beatriz Peschard Mijares, Abel Blancas MoranCity:Mexico CityCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Rafael GamoText description provided by the architects. As per our agreement with the client, all the programme in Level 1 is open to the garden.Save this picture!© Rafael GamoOnly specific areas like the dining room , the family Room, the Kitchen that require a specific degree of privacy and containment are enclosed in volumes.Save this picture!© Rafael GamoThe rest of the program takes place on a concrete platform sitting gently on the grass. Save this picture!© Rafael GamoSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Rafael GamoThis platform serves as concourse, entrance lobby, living room and terrace where the space flows freely connecting the interior space with the garden.Save this picture!© Rafael GamoThe main stair of the house is located in the double height corner of the L-Shape serving as a connection between the social and private areas of the house.The Level 2 takes advantage of the L-Shape to divide the private areas in 3 sections.Save this picture!© Rafael GamoThe left wing is occupied by the Master Bedroom with the bath room and dressing room, the right with is occupied by the 2 bedrooms and the TV room and the corner of the L-Shape is occupied by the stair lobby and Guest Room.This arrangement guaranteed the privacy of the bedrooms and created a meeting point for the family in the crossing of the 2 wings.Save this picture!© Rafael GamoProject gallerySee allShow lessAD Interviews: John HardyInterviewsMVRDV Breaks Ground on Mixed-Use “Valley” to Inject Life into Amsterdam’s Business D…Unbuilt Project Share “COPY” Architects: BERNARDI + PESCHARD, BLANCASMORAN Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Rafael Gamo+ 37 Share Photographs:  Rafael Gamo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  2017 CopyHouses•Mexico City, Mexico Area:  1200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Dornbracht, Maffi, Stones Piedras Naturlales Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Projects Mexico Houses “COPY”last_img read more

House ADM / Fanesi Navarro Arquitectas

first_imgManufacturers: De Madera S.A., Edificor Srl, Marcos Mulassano, OSLO Amoblamiento AplicadoBuilder:XYZ – DESARROLLOSAuthor Architects:Agustina Fanesi, Mariangel NavarroCity:CórdobaCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEADoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. The house is located in the north area of ​​the city of Córdoba, in the private neighborhood of Santina Norte. The users of the house requested to develop a project on the ground floor, of a house that can be used in its entirety, without spaces that are relegated to private uses. The project is developed in a single plant. It consists mainly of two rectangular volumes that intersect at one point. Responding to the idea of ​​the project, the volumes; each with a different height to contain the different uses of the house, they leave their structures visible, which are supported one above the other. In this way, the structure becomes part of the facade of the house.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteThe volume with the lowest height contains the private spaces and the garage, while the other volume incorporates the social spaces of the household. At this higher volume, two lightweight structures are attached to each of the sides, which work as an eave for the entrance and gallery in the back part of the building. We sought to compose the project with simple shapes and materials. Therefore, the exposed concrete and the sheet metal, perfectly combine the composition of volumes on the outside.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteSave this picture!AxonometricsSave this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteThe social space of the housing is the central core of the same, which is formed into a single space that contains all the daily uses of the house. The kitchen space is integrated so that it is not only linked but so that it has a leading role in its design. The interior of the house was meant to generate bright, warm and pleasant spaces with large openings. The eaves and the gallery not only fulfill the function of giving the house a semi-covered space but also protect the construction of the sun.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteProject gallerySee allShow lessQuerkraft to Design Austria’s National Pavilion for EXPO 2020 in DubaiArchitecture NewsHenning Larsen Creates The Springs, an Urban Mountain Development for ShanghaiArchitecture News Share Photographs Year:  2018 CopyAbout this officeFanesi Navarro ArquitectasOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCórdobaArgentinaPublished on September 17, 2018Cite: “House ADM / Fanesi Navarro Arquitectas” [Casa ADM / Fanesi Navarro Arquitectas] 17 Sep 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More 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 stream House ADM / Fanesi Navarro ArquitectasSave this projectSaveHouse ADM / Fanesi Navarro ArquitectasSave this picture!© Gonzalo Viramonte+ 26Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Argentina Area:  243 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Fanesi Navarro Arquitectas Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897092/house-adm-fanesi-navarro-arquitectas Clipboard Photographs:  Gonzalo Viramonte Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Projects ArchDaily CopyHouses•Córdoba, Argentina “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897092/house-adm-fanesi-navarro-arquitectas Clipboard Houses House ADM / Fanesi Navarro Arquitectaslast_img read more

Two journalists still held after “Black Spring” journalist Iván Hernández’s release

first_img News February 21, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists still held after “Black Spring” journalist Iván Hernández’s release May 6, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts October 12, 2018 Find out more New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago Iván Hernández Carrillo, a correspondent for the small independent news agency Pátria, returned to his family home in Matanzas province on 19 February after eight years in jail. Sentenced to 25 years in prison during the March 2003 “Black Spring” crackdown on dissidents, he is the second of the “Black Spring” journalists to be allowed the stay in Cuba following their release. The first was Héctor Maseda Gutiérrez, who was freed nine days ago. All the others had to agree to go into exile in return for their release. Hernández has said he plans to resume working as an independent journalist.Pedro Argüelles Morán is now the only “Black Spring” journalist still awaiting release. We hope he will be freed soon, like Albert Santiago Du Bouchet, an independent journalist who has been jailed since 2009. We are also still waiting to know the exact reasons for former Spanish producer and journalist Sebastián Martínez Ferrate’s detention in Havana since 11 July 2010.We welcome the fact that the government is finally turning the page on the “Black Spring,” a harrowing chapter in Cuba’s recent history, and we urge it to take this further by respecting the rights of all its citizens, bloggers and human rights activities, who are demanding more freedom of expression.The repression must stop and the authorities must accept the principle of pluralism. Recent encouraging signs of an opening, including the unblocking of certain blogs and websites, will hopefully pave the way for a real debate between government and civil society. CubaAmericas October 15, 2020 Find out more News Pedro Argüelles Morán________________14.02.11 – Journalist’s release and unblocking of dissident blogs – signs of real opening?The 12 February release of Héctor Maseda Gutiérrez, the co-founder of a small independent news agency called the Grupo de Trabajo Decoro, may mean that the page is finally about to be turned on the “Black Spring” crackdown on journalists and dissidents of March 2003. He was not forced to go into exile in return for his release.Reporters Without Borders hopes it will be soon be followed by the release of the last two journalists still held since Black Spring, Pedro Argüelles Morán and Iván Hernández Carrillo, who like Maseda are refusing to leave the country . If the authorities then also release Albert Santiago Du Bouchet, who has been held since 2009, there will be no more Cuban journalists in prison.The Cuban government had promised the Spanish government and the Cuban Catholic church last July to release the 52 remaining “Black Spring” prisoners within four months but Maseda, 68, was one of the 11 who refused to go into exile. Since 12 February, six of them have been due to be freed without having to submit to exile.Their release does not overturn the sentences imposed on them in 2003, as Maseda himself protested after being escorted to his Havana home.Although good news, Maseda’s release raises many lingering questions about the “Black Spring.” It continues to be a mystery why Cubans were sentenced to such long sentences (ranging from 14 to 27 years in prison) on such outrageous sentences as spying and treason just for claiming the right to freely inform others.It is also unclear why most of them were forced to go into exile upon release but now some of them are being allowed to stay. These questions will have an impact on the debate about the country’s future. We hope that the journalists who were sent into exile will be allowed to return.In another positive development, access to about 40 dissident blogs and Internet pages – including Yoani Sánchez’s Generación Y – has been unblocked since 9 February. Foreign press reports quoted Sánchez as saying this easing in online censorship was perhaps due to the fact that an information technology trade fair was held in Havana from 7 to 11 February.Reporters Without Borders hopes this will continue and will be extended when Cuba’s new fibre-optic Internet cable connection with Venezuela becomes operational in July. Laying of the undersea cable, known as ALBA-1, was completed on 8 February.If the Cuban government agrees to unblock the Internet and give the country a better connection, will it also agree to legalize online independent media? And privately-owned media? The answers to these questions will determine whether or not the signs of an opening of recent days are real.center_img to go further Organisation Follow the news on Cuba RSF_en Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet News CubaAmericas News Help by sharing this information Albert Santiago Du Bouchetlast_img read more

The Crumbling Rule Of Law In India

first_imgColumnsThe Crumbling Rule Of Law In India Prerna Dhoop & Vandana Dhoop19 Oct 2020 11:42 PMShare This – xThe Government of India needs a firm reminder of what Justice K.K. Mathew[1] said: “The rule of law is not like a twinkling star up above the constitution, it is very much a terrestrial concept which has its habitat within the four corners of the constitution.” Human rights activists, lawyers, journalists, academicians and even independent agencies have…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 Government of India needs a firm reminder of what Justice K.K. Mathew[1] said: “The rule of law is not like a twinkling star up above the constitution, it is very much a terrestrial concept which has its habitat within the four corners of the constitution.” Human rights activists, lawyers, journalists, academicians and even independent agencies have faced widespread criticism, intimidation and violence for exposing the breakdown of rule of law in India. Unfortunately, these acts of harassment are mostly, either state sponsored or in the alternative, have received its ex post facto approval. Even the European Parliament’s Sub-Committee on Human Rights Chair Marie Arena has recently expressed great concern over the deterioration of rule of law situation in India. At this juncture, it is pertinent to dissect the theoretical concept of rule of law and understand its constituent elements in order to assess the prevailing rule of law situation in India. The modern concept of rule of law has three basic aspects: formal, procedural and substantive as reflected in the works of famous philosophers and thinkers. The Greeks believed that the rule of law was a precursor to the establishment of a prosperous and just society. Even, Herodotus had asserted that, “[G]reeks although free were not free in everything: they had a master namely the law.” Aristotle argued that while a perfect world justice would not need laws at all however, in an imperfect world like today’s India, justice can only exist if the mutual relations between the state and citizens are regulated by law. However, being extremely pragmatic, he could also foresee a scenario where despite the existence of fair and just laws in a country, an arbitrary and unjust government would purposefully not implement them. For example, by outrightly rejecting the tribal and other forest dwelling communities’ ownership claims and consequently, transferring the agency and power over forest land and its produce to the forest department officials, the government is systematically diluting the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 thereby depriving them of their rights to their ancestral land, life and livelihood. Maladministration, chaos and havoc have resulted from the government’s intentional ignorance and insensitivity towards the close symbiotic relationship that prevails in a forest ecosystem among the flora, fauna and human dwellers. To fill the gap that exists between the rule of law and its actual implementation by the government, the Romans stressed on a well functioning legal system characterised by accessible and impartial courts. Cicero glorified the rule of law in the following words: “It is far greater shame, in a state which rests upon law, that there should be a departure from law. For the law is the bond which secures our privileges in the commonwealth, the foundation of our liberty, the fountain head of justice…the state without law would be like the human body without mind..the magistrates who administer the law, the judges who interpret it- all of us, in short-obey the law in order that we may be free.” Shockingly, the special CBI court in Lucknow completely disregarded newspaper clippings, video cassettes, tapes, printed material, speeches, and witness testimonies and acquitted 32 BJP and VHP leaders in the Babri Masjid demolition case, almost 28 years after the December 6, 1992 incident, for lack of ‘credible evidence’. As citizens we can only hope and wish that in the Hathras rape case, the victim’s dying declaration is considered as ‘relevant fact’ and not discarded by the government’s investigating agencies. The Magna Carta of 1215, the spiritual and legal ancestor of the modern concept of rule of law propounded the notion that no person, including the sovereign is above the law and that all persons shall be secure from the arbitrary exercise of governmental powers. John Locke cautioned that a government’s legitimacy does not solely depend on the popular consent rather, he emphasised that in order for the government to achieve legitimacy in the eyes of the populace all its powers must be “directed to no other end but the peace, safety and public good of the people”. Paying little heed to the widespread demands for referring the labour bill to parliamentary committees for in depth scrutiny of issues affecting the Indian labour, the government passed the bill through a mere voice vote. Providing a farcical social security scheme for unorganised labour force; making it far easier for industrial establishments to fire workers; and restricting their rights to strike and collective bargaining seemingly, the government is on an anti-labour frenzy. Further, the government’s decision to roll back the Question Hour from the Monsoon session of the Parliament, directly injures the rule of law in India. British jurist A.V. Dicey formulated a unique understanding of the rule of law by linking it with the principle of legal equality. He stated in unequivocal terms that “no man is above the law and every man, whatever be his rank or condition, is subject to the ordinary law of the realm and amenable to the jurisdiction of the ordinary tribunals.” As such, when the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Fund’s name, composition, control, usage of emblem, government domain name- everything signifies that it is a ‘public authority’ then why is it being treated differently and kept outside the purview of the Right to Information Act, 2005. Austrian philosopher Frederich Hayek opined that in a rule of law society human freedoms are of utmost importance such that restrictions on individual freedom are prescribed and defined before hand and the state implements the restrictions very sparingly. But the recent arrest of an octogenarian Catholic priest Father Stan Swamy who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, on charges of sedition for his work as a human rights defender is a direct attack on individual freedoms. Further, the ouster of Amnesty International from the country has left a deep dent in the India’s human rights jurisprudence and practice. Adding the substantive requirement to the formal and procedural facets of the concept, Prof. (Dr.) Upendra Baxi observed: “rule of law is always and everywhere a terrain of peoples’ struggle incrementally to make power accountable, governance just, and state ethical…The Indian rule of law stands here normatively conceived not just as a sword against State domination and violation and historic civil society norms and practices but also as a shield empowering an encyclopaedic regime of ‘progressive’ state intervention in the life of civil society.” Ironically, instead of protecting the right to housing of the poor amidst the Covid pandemic, the Supreme Court of India in August 2020, ordered for the removal of 48,000 jhuggi jhopdis (hutments) built along the railway tracks in Delhi. The concept of rule of law runs like a golden thread through the entire fabric of the Constitution of India, 1950. In Additional District Magistrate, Jabalpur v. Shivakant Shukla and Others,[2] Justice H. R. Khanna observed that,”rule of law is the antithesis of arbitrariness. It is identified with the liberty of the individual. It seeks to maintain a balance between the opposing notions of individual liberty and public order. In every State the problem arises of reconciling human rights with the requirements of public interest. Such harmonising can only be attained by the existence of independent courts which can hold the balance between citizen and State and compel Governments to conform to the law”. The recent allegations raised against a sitting Supreme Court Judge, Justice N.V.Ramana of collusion with the ex-Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N. Chandrababu Naidu, has the potential to undermine the citizenry’s faith in the Supreme Court as the ultimate arbiter of the rule of law in India. Collating the various meanings and characteristics of the concept of rule of law collected across continents and civilisations, the three overlapping aspects of the concept may be summed up as follows: the principle of neutrality requires that restrictions on human freedoms should only be imposed by law, not on the basis of the personal whims or arbitrary decisions of government officials. The principle of universality demands that government action should be subject to strict regulation and legal scrutiny such that public servants must be held accountable for erring in their legal duties. Lastly, the principle of good governance requires the government to work towards actualising the constitutional promise of rule of law. However, with the constant and multifaceted attacks on the rule of law practice in India evidently, the government cares little! Views are personal only. (Prerna Dhoop is a human rights lawyer based in Kolkata.Vandana Dhoop is an independent research consultant) [1] Smt. Indira Nehru Gandhi v. Shri Raj Narain and Anr. (1975) Supp. SCC 1 [2] (1976) 2 SCC 521; AIR 1976 SC 1207 Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Taoiseach to meet daughter of Glenanne gang victim

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Taoiseach Michael Martin has agreed to meet with a Tyrone councillor whose father was shot dead in front of her when she was four.Denise Mullan from Moy is an Aontu member of Mid Ulster District Council, and last week, the man convicted of killing her father was arrested after a death threat was made against her.Garfield Beatty was a member of the Glenanne Gang, which murdered over 100 catholics, and was highlighted in the recent ‘Unquiet Graves’ documentary.Aontu leader Peadar Toibin told the Dail he had asked three taoisigh to meet with victims and families, with no response.Michael Martin told the Dail he will do so:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/glenane1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleTanaiste to write to businesses on BrexitNext articleWe just don’t know where post office closures may be -IPU News Highland FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+center_img Twitter Facebook WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – October 8, 2020 Taoiseach to meet daughter of Glenanne gang victim Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Council considers raises

first_imgLatest Stories “The city workers get a cost of living raise every year and the council should get a raise, too,” he said. “A hundred dollars is not that much for all we do.”Coleman, who has dual residence in Brundidge and Troy, said he will not seek re-election.Cynthia Pearson, District 4, said a raise for council members is in order.“I’m on the road all the time doing for the city,” she said. “I attend as many functions as I can and that’s a lot. Council members put in a lot of time and a lot of work. They deserve a raise.”Pearson said her plans are to run for mayor. If she runs for mayor, her seat on the council will be vacated.Betty Baxter, District 1, said, too, that she favors a raise, because it is deserved.“As much as we do all the time,” she said. “Listening to complaints about dogs and weeds and water running in the yards, cars at the park and at the car wash. With all that, the council deserves a raise.”Baxter said she will seek re-election.Brundidge City Manager Britt Thomas said the city has several projects totaling $3 million that will be underway by mid-summer. The city, he said, is waiting for reimbursement for funds expended for damages caused by flooding from rains in December.The council voted to award the bid for sewer improvements that were not allowed by ADEM in the city’s overall water system improvement project. The industrial cell for an industrial water stream was outside the ADEM project. The original bid for the project by Blankenship was $96,000 but was negotiated to $84,000.The Brundidge City Council meets at 4 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month at Brundidge City Hall. The meetings are open to the public. Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Griffin said he asked for the ordinance to be read because he thinks a raise is due the council members because of future projects that are on the table that will “make Brundidge smell like a rose.”“People don’t realize we work 24-7,” he said. “We get called out all the time. You just don’t know how many calls I get and what all I do. The next council members, whoever is elected for the next four years, is going to have a lot more to do.”Griffin said he is planning to run for re-election but things could change.Steven Coleman, District 5, said he, too, is in favor of a salary increase for the next administration. By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Skip Email the author Published 3:00 am Wednesday, February 3, 2016 Only Margaret Ross, District 3, said she is opposed to the raise.“I don’t think the council needs a raise. I don’t think we deserved a raise,” she said. “If we are going to give a raise to anybody, it needs to be to the city’s employees on the lower end of the pay scale. They are ones who deserve a raise.”Ross said she will decide at a later time whether she will seek re-election. The Brundidge City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance Tuesday that would raise the salaries of the council members for the next administration from $500 a month to $600 and the mayor’s salary from $1,100 a month $1,500. The council will vote on the raise for the next administration at a following council meeting.The ordinance was brought to the table by District 2 Councilmember Arthur Lee Griffin.Four of the council members said they are in favor of raising the salaries for the next administration. 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Digital Black-owned bank aims to tackle economic injustice

first_imgVgajic/iStockBy ADISA HARGETT-ROBINSON, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Part of the conversation about the recent racial reckoning in the United States amid the Black Lives Matter movement surrounds economic injustice. Inequity in home ownership between white and Black Americans, a scarcity of banking options available in Black and brown communities, and the difficulty Black entrepreneurs face securing loans to fund small businesses — are some of the concerns over financial inequality.A bill last year was introduced in Congress by a handful of Senate Democrats to make discrimination in the banking industry explicitly illegal for the first time. The bill has been sitting in the congressional Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.Those concerns over economic injustice have led Black financial entrepreneurs to create financial services and banks for communities of color.There are several Black-owned financial institutions that have been established throughout the decades: OneUnited, Broadway Federal Bank, CitiFirst Bank are among them, as well as the nation’s oldest continuously-Black-owned bank, Citizens Saving Bank and Trust Company, established in 1904.While these Black-owned banks began as physical, so-called “brick-and-mortar” buildings, they’ve launched digital components providing for online banking as part of their portfolio of services.However, one Black-owned banking endeavor, poised to launch later this year, is positioning itself as a fully 100% digital Black-owned bank, and has attracted Black celebrity star power in an effort to attract those seeking to support Black-owned businesses and keep dollars in communities of color.Greenwood has the backing of several notable Black politicians, business people and entertainers including former Atlanta Mayor and Congressman Andrew Young, rapper and activist, Michael Render, aka “Killer Mike,” and media executive Ryan Glover.Render told ABC News that banking was always stressed as he was growing up.“So my grandparents believed in the Negro Leagues and Black Banks. They believed in participating in a larger economy, rather. But they always made a particular focus to do things that were specifically by and for Black people.”“Greenwood was founded with the idea of recirculating dollars back into the Black community,” said Greenwood’s president and chief technology officer, Aparicio “Reese” Giddins.Giddins, who has worked in banking for over 20 years told ABC News that starting a bank was always an aspiration.“I wanted to start a bank out of college … and I entered the banking career field because you don’t see a lot of us in the field,” Giddins said, referring to the underrepresentation of African Americans in the financial industry.The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission found that among the banking-credit subsector’s industry professionals, African Americans make up only 7%. According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report finding, of the 551,000 financial advisers in the U.S., only 6.9% are Black.Giddins said Greenwood “pays homage” to the Black Wall Street of Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Greenwood District of the 1900s where black home ownership levels were high and money was recirculated within the Black community.Hannibal B. Johnson author of “Images of America: Tulsa’s Historic Greenwood District,” and “Black Wall Street: From Riot to Renaissance in Tulsa’s Historic Greenwood District” said that “Black Wall Street” was really about “Black Main Street,” where the focus wasn’t on stocks but on building community.“When people think of Black Wall Street and when they think of the term ‘Wall Street’ they think of New York City, they think of investment. They think of banking. That’s not what was in Tulsa. This was Black Main Street. This was a black enclave created out of necessity because of Jim Crow segregation, where black people concentrated in a 35-square block, maintained proliferations of service providers like doctors, lawyers, dentists, accountants … But most of the businesses were small sort of mom-and-pop type operations … all the kind of business enterprises that you might find in towns across the nation,” Johnson said.Yet launching an independent, digital bank can be a risky venture. For example, Greenwood is not Federal Deposit Insurance Corp-insured — the FDIC is an agency that protects bank customers’ money in case a bank fails for any reason.According to its website, while Greenwood is not FDIC insured, it is partnered with an FDIC-insured institution that will insure up to $250,000 of deposits.Also for now, Greenwood is limited to offering only personal, not business accounts.Giddens said Greenwood’s all-digital model helps provide access in communities where banking resources are lacking.“One of the things that we’ve seen is that those banks that are in the community have often been left out the community … we’ve seen a kind of a gravitation towards online platforms and mobile banking … Everyone talks mobile first in terms of banking and that’s been highlighted in the pandemic. It just makes sense. So 65% of all individuals now are banking online or using their mobile device. So it’s a natural transition to have our customers, onboard our platform, digitally … We solely want to focus on the outreach. This gives us a broader reach, to reach more customers in the community, to join our platform,” Giddins saidGiddins said the bank will donate $10,000 to Black or Latino businesses every month by providing grants. He said he wants to use Greenwood as a means to help increase the amount of Black and Latino home owners by providing education on mortgages as well as mortgage loans.But Greenwood’s main purpose, said Render, is to serve the underbanked, those he said who live in banking deserts, “so they’re not dependent upon check cashing places or payday loan lenders.”Greenwood also has plans to launch the “Greenwood Gives Back Program” where money from customers is circulated to Black and Latino businesses and provides food to struggling families, Giddens said.These initiatives will be paid using a roundup feature that allows customers to round up their change to causes with which Greenwood has partnered, according to Greenwood’s website.“Banking is banking. The U.S. financial system is the U.S. financial system. But what we can do differently is to gravitate towards our community and show them how we plan to effectively raise an entire community with everything that we’re doing differently across the board in terms of structure and providing that trust,” Giddins said.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Colorado School of Mines Edges Dixie State Saturday

first_img Brad James January 4, 2020 /Sports News – Local Colorado School of Mines Edges Dixie State Saturday Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Brendan Sullivan posted 23 points on 7-11 from the field, 5-7 behind the arc and 4-5 at the foul line as the Colorado School of Mines edged Dixie State 80-79 Saturday in overtime in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play at Burns Arena.Kobi Betts added 16 points on 6-12 from the field and 2-3 from range for the Orediggers, who improved to 9-5 and 5-2 in RMAC play.Hunter Schofield netted 24 points and 8 rebounds on 7-14 from the field and Jack Pagenkopf added 23 points and 5 assists on 8-15 from the field in defeat for the Trailblazers, who fell to 11-2 and 6-1 in RMAC play.Dixie State returns to action Friday and Saturday at Metro State and Chadron State as the RMAC season continues. Tags: Dixie State men’s basketballlast_img read more