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first_imgFBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2007 circular For more information about FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng)  2007 circular Company ProfileFBN Holdings Plc is a leading financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the commercial, corporate, investment and merchant banking sectors. The company also offers insurance products for individual and corporate clients and other financial services for merchant banking, asset management, investment and general trading, private equity, financial intermediation services, trusteeship, portfolio management and discount house services for individual and corporate clients. The Insurance division underwrites life and general insurance products and offers insurance brokerage services. FBN Holdings Limited was founded in 1894 and today operates in 874 business locations in 12 countries. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. FBN Holdings Plc was founded in 1894 and is based in Lagos, Nigeria. FBN Holdings Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchanglast_img read more


first_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Rector Washington, DC Jonah Eggleston’s donation to volcano relief efforts from his “giving jar” has inspired other Episcopalians in Hawaii to show their support. Photo courtesy of St. James’ Church[Episcopal News Service] Relief efforts still are underway in Hawaii more than two months after the Kilauea volcano began erupting, and people interested in helping the cause are taking inspiration from a 7-year-old boy and his coin jar.Since May 5, the lava flows have destroyed more than 700 homes, sent dangerous toxins into the air and displaced a community of about 1,500 people on the Big Island of Hawaii, according to CNN. The island congregation of St. James’ Church, though not directly affected by the volcano, has joined in the relief efforts by collecting items from a list of needed supplies, such as bottled water, diapers and toothbrushes.Enter Jonah Eggleston.The boy’s family often attends the beach-side service held by St. James’ every Saturday evening. After one of the services in late spring, the Rev. David Stout, rector of St. James’, was loading relief supplies into his vehicle when Jonah approached him and asked for help with the items he was donating – every item on the church’s list.Soon the full story of Jonah’s “giving jar” was revealed. His grandparents had given him the jar at Christmas with more than $200 in loose change. They said he could keep the dimes, but the other coins had to be set aside for times when he found people in need.“Their biggest hope is that Jonah will have fun giving,” Marilyn Eigner, who also attends the beach services, said in an article about Jonah in the congregation’s newsletter.After the Kilauea eruption, the congregation had included in its newsletter a list of nearly 20 items needed for the relief efforts. Jonah’s mother showed him the list, thinking he would just pick one to buy, but instead he spent about $50 from the coin jar to buy all of them.“I certainly am taken by this little one’s witness of grace and generosity,” Stout told Episcopal News Service. “It’s inspired us as a congregation, and I hope it inspires others.”Stout shared the story of Jonah’s donation with the congregation, and in response he received a text message from another parishioner, who had been moved to contribute in a big way: “$5,000 headed your way to help Island families.”Jonah now puts 10 percent of his allowance into the “giving jar,” and his story is clearly paying dividends for the people affected by the volcano.“We are so touched that Jonah inspired so many people,” his mother, Rachel Grenier, said in an email to ENS. “It is such a wonderful reminder to us all that anyone – regardless of who we are, where we are or how old we are – can make a difference, and that even the smallest act has the potential to create huge positive momentum.“Our son has a beautiful heart and it gives us hope for the future generation and what today’s young people will accomplish in our world.”The Church of the Holy Apostles, the closest Episcopal church to the lava flows in the Puna District, also remains active in the relief efforts. Holy Apostles, with help from Episcopal Relief & Development, has participated in a clean laundry drive for people displaced by the volcano, and the church is hosting a fundraiser Aug. 26 for money to build a tiny homes village.Episcopal Relief & Development also has partnered with the Diocese of Hawaii to provide emergency assistance in the area near the volcano.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Judy Hoover says: Featured Jobs & Calls Featured Events In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH By David PaulsenPosted Jul 19, 2018 Comments are closed. Rector Collierville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Tampa, FL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Submit a Job Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Martinsville, VA Boy’s ‘giving jar’ donations inspire Episcopal support for Hawaiian volcano relief efforts Dixie Dugan White says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Press Release AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Smithfield, NC Comments (2) Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Relief & Development Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME July 19, 2018 at 5:22 pm Maybe we can get Giving Jars placed in Congressional offices to encourage contributions for recovery of all those citizens in PUerto Rico who are still without water, electricity, health care, jobs etc. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL July 19, 2018 at 4:17 pm David, I would think St. Jude’s would be closer. They have showers every Saturday for people in need and in addition feed them soup and bread. Some one should write that up. Rector Hopkinsville, KY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 last_img read more


first_imgMonday Dec 1, 2014 IRPA Try of the Year 2014 awarded to Francois Hougaard and the Springboks The Springboks’ end of year tour ended poorly but there was some consolation in the announcement that the great try they scored against New Zealand was named the International Rugby Players’ Association (IRPA) Try of the Year 2014.South Africa lost in the northern hemisphere for the first time in three years, but will take heart from a season that ended with a 71% winning rate, as they won 10 out of their 14 matches. They scored 44 tries in total, conceding only 19, which is their best defensive effort in 15 years.One of the highlights of the season was the 27-25 victory over New Zealand, and Francois Hougaard scoring this great length of the field team effort. He becomes the third South African to win the IRPA Try of the Year award, after Jaque Fourie in 2009, and Bryan Habana in 2012.Previous winners:2013 – Beauden Barrett (New Zealand)2012 – Bryan Habana (South Africa) – South Africa v New Zealand2011 – Radike Samo (Australia) – Australia v New Zealand2010 – Chris Ashton (England) – England v Australia2009 – Jaque Fourie (South Africa) – South Africa v British & Irish Lions2008 – Brian O’Driscoll (Ireland) – Australia v IrelandThis year’s panel of judges was made up of Samoa’s Seilala Mapusua, New Zealand great Jeff Wilson, Ireland’s Alan Quinlan and Scotland’s Dan Parks. They chose this effort over the shortlise that included Jamie Roberts, Cornal Hendricks, Magali Harvey and Jonny May.IRPA Executive Director Rob Nichol said that choosing one winner was a difficult process. “With so many great international tries during 2014, involving both individual brilliance and collective effort, it is never an easy process to settle on one try. However, when it came down to it, Hougaard’s try stood out for the judges due to the high level of skills involved by different players and, most importantly, the teamwork required to make it happen.”World Rugby Chairman Bernard Lapasset said that it was truly deserving of the accolade.“I’d like to congratulate Francois Hougaard on winning this award. It was a fantastic try,” he said.It started from deep within the Springboks’ own 22. There was wonderful elusive running, lightning passing, rapid recycling, a deft kick ahead, which was expertly gathered and then a well-timed run from Francois finished it off in style.“It was a real team effort that demonstrated ambition, enterprise and no little skill against the number one side in the world. In short, it was a try that was truly deserving of this accolade. “The competition was very stiff for this award with four other great tries in the running. It was particularly pleasing to see the best try of Women’s Rugby World Cup 2014 being shortlisted. Magali Harvey’s score was a real highlight of that tournament and I’d also like to congratulate Jamie Roberts, Cornal Hendricks and Jonny May for their contributions.”View all the tries on the IRPA Try of the Year 2014 shortlistADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more


first_img Mountco Construction and Development Photographs:  Ed Reeve , Wade Zimmerman Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects United States Sugar Hill Development / Adjaye Associates “COPY” 2014 Mixed Use Architecture “COPY” Base Building Architect Of Record:SLCE Architects LLPBase Building Structural Engineer:Ysrael A. Seinuk P.C.Base Building Mechanical Engineers:Rodkin Cardinale Consulting EngineersBase Building Facade Consultant:Israel Berger & AssociatesBase Building Leed Consultant:Steve Winters Associtaes Inc.Base Building Landscape Architect:Rader + CrewsBase Building Owner’s Representative:Zubatkin Owner Representation LLCMuseum Mep Consultant:ADS EngineersMuseum Lighting Design:Renfro Design GroupMuseum Design Builder:Hudson Meridian Construction GroupMuseum Architect Of Record:SLCE Architects LLPMuseum Structural Engineer:Ysrael A. Seinuk P.C.Museum Mechanical Engineers:Rodkin Cardinale Consulting EngineersMuseum Leed Consultant:Steve Winters Associtaes Inc.Museum Owner’s Representative:Zubatkin Owner Representation LLCBase Building Design Consultant:Adjaye AssociatesMuseum Design Consultant:Adjaye AssociatesCity:New YorkCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Wade ZimmermanRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesFastenersSchöckRainscreen Cladding Facade Fasteners – Isolink®WoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. Sugar Hill is a new mixed-use development in Manhattan’s historic Sugar Hill district of Harlem that will feature affordable housing, early education programs and a new cultural institution. Initiated by non-profit developer of supportive housing, Broadway Housing Communities (BHC), and generated by a tight budget as well as the exacting parameters of the site, the concept challenges the traditional typology. Save this picture!Plan L2+ 51Unusually, the scheme incorporates a public program, with a children’s museum and early childhood center, which resonate with Adjaye Associates’ commitment to a wider urban and cultural responsibility. The 13-storey, 124- apartment affordable housing complex will be located on W. 155th Street at St. Nicholas Avenue. The practice worked closely with the client and local community to ensure the design is tied to its history, practical and aesthetic requirements, through a series of workshops and planning meetings. The brief required a modern design complementary to its surrounding environment of Gothic revival row-houses. Save this picture!© Adjaye AssociatesThe response is a textured slab building, which crowns a 76 foot base that steps back at the ninth floor to create a ten foot terrace and cantilever on opposite sides. The cladding is achieved with rose embossed graphite tinted pre-cast panels, which create an ornamental effect, paying tribute to the rich culture and history of Harlem. Abstractly referencing the intricate masonry ornament and the articulation of the row-house bays of the neighboring buildings, the cladding also resonates with the fact that the site falls within the “heritage rose” district. Save this picture!North ElevationThe roses on the building façade are set to varying sizes and depths to enhance the play of light across the surface. The tinted precast concrete material was refined through a series of studies, samples and tests, and is designed to sparkle with sunlight allowing the building to shimmer throughout the day. The graphite color also serves as a contrast to the luminous glass facade that begins at the public entry plaza and wraps around the entire building creating a glowing beacon for the gateway to the Sugar Hill district. Save this picture!© Wade Zimmerman+ 51The fenestration accentuates the vine-like qualities of the rose pattern while providing an abundance of natural light and views from the apartments, which frame Central Park, One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, the Hudson and Harlem Rivers and the new Yankee Stadium. Terraces are placed on the second, third, ninth, and roof levels. At the base of the building is a Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling. The 18,036 square foot area has been designed with interactive exhibition and performance spaces and an artist-in-residence studio. The second floor will house a 12,196 square foot, light filled early childhood education center and there are offices for BHC on the ninth floor. The residences, education center and museum will be accessed from the landscaped public plaza on St. Nicholas Avenue.Save this picture!© Ed ReeveSave this picture!© Ed ReeveProject gallerySee allShow less6 Essential Time Management Tips for ArchitectsArticlesGallery: Fernando Guerra Captures the Brazil Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015Architecture NewsProject locationAddress:400 W 155th St, New York, NY 10032, United StatesLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Architects: Adjaye Associates Area Area of this architecture project Area:  172665 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Sugar Hill Development / Adjaye AssociatesSave this projectSaveSugar Hill Development / Adjaye Associates Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/774725/sugar-hill-development-adjaye-associates Clipboard CopyMixed Use Architecture, Museum, Apartments•New York, United States Photographs Contractor: Save this picture!© Ed Reeve+ 51 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/774725/sugar-hill-development-adjaye-associates Clipboard ArchDaily Manufacturers: American Hydrotech, EFCO, WASCO Skylights, thyssenkrupp CopyAbout this officeAdjaye AssociatesOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureCultural ArchitectureMuseums & ExhibitMuseumResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsNew YorkTop100United StatesPublished on October 05, 2015Cite: “Sugar Hill Development / Adjaye Associates” 05 Oct 2015. 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Sense charity shop appeals for 12 wedding dress models Howard Lake | 5 September 2012 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Trading wedding  36 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Sense charity shop in London’s Walworth Road is looking for women to model the 12 wedding dresses that have been donated to the deafblind charity.It aims to display them with a photoshoot on the morning of 14 September in St Peter’s Church, Liverpool Grove in London SE17 2HH. The hair and make-up team have already been sourced: the charity just needs enough volunteer models.Carolyn Gee, shop manager, said: “If the dress fits we’d be delighted to have ladies of all ages in a range of dress sizes 8 – 20 to model for us. So whether you’re getting married in the near future and you’d like a practice run in a beautiful dress, or if you enjoyed your own wedding day so much and you’d like another trip down the aisle – then we’d love to hear from you.”The dresses have been donated from a variety of sources including individual donors and in some instances unsold stocks from high street stores.There are 83 Sense shops across the country including a dedicated wedding dress outlet in Kingswinford near Wolverhampton.www.sense.org.uk/content/press-release-calling-would-be-wedding-belles-walworth-road 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. read more


first_img News News News On 2 April, special human rights prosecutor José Apolonio Tobar issued a statement condemning cases of police destroying journalists’ equipment, presidential aides refusing  to answer questions about the coronavirus at press conferences, and a ban on interviews with officials about the coronavirus. El Salvador: Online attacks and threats against Salvadorean investigative news site Follow the news on El Salvador El SalvadorAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Freedom of expression In a lockdown decree signed by President Nayib Bukele on 30 March, the authorities refused to include journalists in the list of exempted professions. It was only after pressure from media organizations and civil society that the government backed down and issued a new decree on 2 April allowing reporters to move about freely in order to cover the public health crisis. Receive email alerts News After a series of press freedom violations in El Salvador, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Salvadorean authorities to display more transparency and to allow journalists to do their job of covering the coronavirus pandemic. Salvadorean journalists and media outlets have also reported being unable to get information from health professionals about difficulties in the provision of protective equipment or reliable figures for confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths. “Under no circumstances can the coronavirus crisis be used as a pretext for obstructing journalists’ work,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America desk. “The Salvadorean authorities must ensure that reporters are free to operate at a time when the media’s work and transparency are more necessary and vital for society than ever.” El SalvadorAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Freedom of expression El Salvador is ranked 81st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Organisation April 11, 2020 Salvadorean authorities must not obstruct coronavirus coverage But Salvadorean human rights organizations and the Association of Salvadorean Journalists (APES) have reported many press freedom violations in recent weeks, including seizure and destruction of journalistic material by the police, denial of access to public spaces and a lack of transparent access to state-held information. Help by sharing this information Source: El Diario de Hoy to go further Salvadorean president’s alarming hostility towards independent media RSF_en June 12, 2020 Find out more Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom July 25, 2019 Find out more October 7, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more


first_imgWhatsApp Advertisement Twitter Facebook Previous articleThe Day Hurling diedNext articlePrisoners in their own home admin LIMERICK has been left out of the loop in the new fast tracking system for people who have lost their jobs and are now applying for job seekers allowance.The scheme has been rolled out in 20 centres nationwide.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A spokesperson at the Limerick Social Welfare offices told the Limerick Post that new applicants have to wait up to 12 weeks before payment is fully processed.An angry deputy Jan O’Sullivan wants the matter addressed as quickly as possible.“I am disappointed that Limerick is the only city that has been excluded from this new initiative.“With unemployment figures worryingly high in Limerick, there is not a day goes by without people making representations to my constituency office enquiring about their claim and how quickly it can be processed.“While I acknowledge the difficulty and pressure staff within social welfare offices are being placed under due to the demands and numbers presenting at offices locally, it is not acceptable that applicants may have to wait up to 12 weeks or longer before receiving payment”.The new system will see applicants given appointments and told what documents are necessary. It is planned that such appointments will be scheduled for within two to three working days of the initial visit.Minister Mary Hanafin said claims will be cleared for payment in a matter of days following the customer’s first contact with the office,Latest figures show there are over 21,000 people unemployed in the city.center_img NewsLocal NewsLimerick left out of welfare loopBy admin – August 20, 2009 601 Print Linkedin Emaillast_img read more


first_imgTop Stories”Vikas Dubey Encounter Was Not Manufactured But Real, Cops Fired At Dubey In Self-Defence”:UP Govt. Files Counter Before SC Sanya Talwar17 July 2020 3:40 AMShare This – xThe Uttar Pradesh Government has filed its reply before the Top Court in a plea seeking CBI monitored investigation into the alleged encounter of accused Vikas Dubey and his three aides on July 10.Filed on behalf of the Director General of Police, Counter Affidavit states that the encounter of Gangster Vikas Dubey was not a manufactured one but real as Dubey’s motive was to flee and kill…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 Uttar Pradesh Government has filed its reply before the Top Court in a plea seeking CBI monitored investigation into the alleged encounter of accused Vikas Dubey and his three aides on July 10.Filed on behalf of the Director General of Police, Counter Affidavit states that the encounter of Gangster Vikas Dubey was not a manufactured one but real as Dubey’s motive was to flee and kill the Cops who were guarding him. The reply states that the apprehension of an encounter of Vikas Dubey by the Petitioners arises “from fertile imagination of advisors and defenders of criminals”.The Government of Uttar Pradesh also states that it has constituted a Judicial Inquiry Commission to inter alia enquire into the alleged collusion of accused and his associates with police and other departments. Thus, the writ petition under Article 32 may not be exercised as it is an “independent and neutral investigation going on strictly in accordance with the Code of Criminal Procedure”The SIT is being headed by UP Additional Chief Secretary Sh. Sanjay Bhoosreddy. The Additional Director General of Police Shri Hariram Sharma and DIG Shri Ravindra Gaud will also be part of the SIT team.In light of this, it states at the beginning that,”The State of Uttar Pradesh is filing this Affidavit for the purpose of -a. Satisfying this Hon’ble Court that true facts as reflected hereunder reveal that the incident in question can never be termed as ‘fake encounter’ looking at the incident in totality;b. The State Government has taken all steps to ensure that even a suspicion does not remain on the said incident and has acted proactively.”Narrating the sequence of events which lead to the eventual death of Vikas Dubey, the Government highlights that it was the result of a cross-fire between Dubey and the Police Personnel after the SUV carrying him overturned due to “heavy rainfall” which started at Barajor Toll Plaza and a “herd of cattle that suddenly came running on the road from the right side”. This led to the police personnel getting seriously injured and losing consciousness, during which Dubey snatched the pistol from one of the Personnel and escaped.Subsequently, a vehicle of Special Task Force (STF) which was behind the SUV reached the spot and Dubey began firing “indiscriminately” towards the STF, after which the STF personnel fired six shots at Dubey in “Self Defence”.”he fired nine rounds in all by which Dy. SP Shri TB Singh was hit in the chest but survived as he was wearing a Bullet proof jacket. The STF team asked gangster Vikas Dubey to surrender but he continued to flee and fire. Two STF personnel suffered firearm injuries. In self defence, the members of STF team fired six shots at Vikas Dubey. Three shots hit gangster Vikas Dubey. He was then rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead.”The affidavit also seeks to place on record some facts, which in the view of the UP Govt. have been “misconceived”. In light of this, the affidavit brings out the following to the fore (note that this is a crux of facts as laid down by the State Government):1) Vikas Dubey had not surrendered. The accused was identified by the Mahakaal Temple by the Samiti Authorities from where he was taken into custody by the Ujjain Police, the information of which was shared with UP Police.2) Vikas Dubey was being transferred from vehicle to vehicle to ensure security and alertness.3) Vikas Dubey was not handcuffed because there were 15 police personnel and 3 vehicles to escort the accused directly to the court at Kanpur, he had to be produced before Court within 24 hours – which was expiring on July 10 at 10 AM.4) No media vehicle was stopped by UP police. The vehicle of Republic TV & Aaj Tak reached the accident site immediately. Police claims that there is also a video of “heavy rains”.5) No locals on site claiming they heard gunshot and no witnesses to accident as no habitation or houses near site of incident. No pedestrian movement due to heavy rains.6) Regarding apprehension of his encounter a day before he was killed as state din the Writ petition, the affidavit states that “this seems to be arising from fertile imagination of advisors and defenders of criminals than reality”7) Regarding the issue of Vikas Dubey being unable to run as he had an iron rod implant and was seen limping earlier, the Govt. has stated that Dubey was “perfectly mobile”.8) Six bullets fired instead of 4, which is being wrongly claimed, the police states. “It was a close and face to face exchange of fire in furtherance of self-defence by Police”.9) Accused had fired 9 rounds at the STF team and he was facing the police while firing. Dubey did not surrender “even after warning and continued to fire on the police team. Only three bullet shots hit the accused. It was a close and face to face exchange of fire in furtherance of self defence”. This is why, the affidavit states, no bullet was shot in the back when Dubey was running away.10) Answering the question of what secrets Dubey had with him that could have exposed the nexus between him and the police/politicians, the govt. states that it has constituted a Judicial Inquiry commission to enquire into the same.11) Vikas Dubey’s name was in the list of wanted criminals in Kanpur and he was carrying a reward was Rs. 5 Lac on him.12) No decision of bringing Dubey on a chartered plane was taken at any stage and only an STF teal was stationed for intelligence collection and arrest and Gwalior.13) There were ample skid marks of the vehicles all over the accident site and video of the damage is on case record.The Supreme Court on July 14 orally remarked that it was inclined to appoint a Committee headed by a Retired Judge, just as it had done on earlier occasion in the Hyderabad Encounter Case. A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, N. Subhash Reddy & AS Bopanna also granted time to Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for State of Uttar Pradesh to file a reply in the plea seeking a CBI monitored investigation into the alleged encounter of accused Vikas Dubey and his three aides on July 10. The CJI also told petitioner, Ghanshyam Upadhyay, that the Court was not inclined to “monitor” the investigation. It is pertinent to mention that the Top Court had formed a committee led by former Supreme Court of India judge J. VS Sirpukar to probe Hyderabad police encounter. The SG also informed the Court that a reply on behalf of State of Uttar Pradesh shall come on record by Thursday, July 9 and that it may “satisfy” the Court that the State had already taken enough steps. A day before the encounter killing of gangster Vikas Dubey, a petition was filed before the Supreme Court seeking for an investigation into the “killing/alleged encounter” of his five co-accused by the Uttar Pradesh Police and hinted at the possible killing of Dubey. “…there is every possibility that even accused Vikas Dubey shall be killed by Uttar Pradesh Police like other co-accused once his custody is obtained Uttar Pradesh Police”. Filed by Advocate Ghanshyam Upadhyay, the plea, therefore, prayed for a thorough investigation into the “killing/alleged encounter of four accused who along with co-accused Vikas Dubey were alleged to be involved in killing of eight policemen in district Kanpur on 02.07.2020 which is now known as Kanpur Kand and which has rocked and shocked the entire nation”. While the petition did not get listed before the Court on July 10, Dubey was killed by the Uttar Pradesh Police on the date on which it was prayed that the plea be listed, allegedly because he was trying to escape from the Police. The plea now seeks a CBI monitored investigation into the death of all the accused and strict action is to be taken against the policemen and all those are who are involved in the killing of the four accused. In light of Dubey’s alleged connections with high profile politicians and police officials, the plea prays for an urgent investigation by an independent investigation agency like CBI, under the supervision and control of the Supreme Court, while professing that the Petitioner has no sympathy for the accused, but is in great pain to see the complete lawlessness and extreme high-handed action on the part of the police machineries.  Next Storylast_img read more


first_img WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Homepage BannerNews Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Letterkenny school moves to co-education By News Highland – October 3, 2017 An all boys primary school in Letterkenny has made the decision to enroll both boys and girls in 2018.Scoil Cholmcille has been in talks with a number of interested parties on the proposal to establishing a co-education model.A parents meeting will be held this afternoon at Scoil Cholmcille to discuss the proposal.Speaking earlier on the Ten To One Show with Donal Kavanagh, Principal of Scoil Cholmcille, Paraig Cannon discussed the proposal……………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/cannon530.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest Facebook Google+ Previous articleLabhaoise Clarke selected for World Female Youth ChampionshipsNext articleJustice for Danielle campaign expects murder trial to be fast tracked News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more


first_img Described as one of the most confusing pieces of legislation of recent years, how are firms coping with the Working Time directive? As the Working Time regulations approach their second birthday next month, two reports out last week highlight the problems for employers still struggling to put this confusing piece of legislation into practice.Figures from the annual Acas report (Personnel Today, 5 September) show the number of tribunals on the Working Time directive has soared from 1,953 in May 1999 to 5,580 a year later. And the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux published a report last week that claims thousands of working people are being deprived of their statutory right to paid holiday. The report, Wish you were here?, draws on evidence collected from more than 300 citizens advice bureaux across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, revealing how employers avoid giving paid leave, offering diverse and frequently misleading excuses.While the report focuses on employers who intentionally withhold this right, it is clear that grey areas within the directive itself present problems to employers who are keen to uphold the law.Confusing“The Working Time directive is one of the most confusing pieces of legislation introduced over the last few years,” says Frederique Bosvieux, senior policy adviser in the HR directorate at the CBI. “Many employers have found the regulations difficult to interpret.”Acas chairwoman Rita Donaghy told Personnel Today that the number of calls received each year by Acas has increased from half a million to three-quarters of a million in the past two years. “A large number of people called us with questions about the Working Time directive and paid holidays. I found it surprising the number of employees and employers who are not aware of the amount of paid holiday that people are entitled to,” she said.Russell Brimelow, head of employment law at Boodle Hatfield, pointed out that prior to the introduction of the directive there was no statutory right to paid holiday. Little surprise, then, that it is this area that has dominated tribunal cases. “From my experience at least two-thirds of contentious issues have been over the right to paid holiday,” he says.Casual or temporary staff present particular problems. Employees qualify for paid leave only after 13 consecutive weeks’ work, but determining that this has happened is not always a simple matter. Manpower has had a policy of directly employing its temporary staff – therefore granting them full employment rights – for the past 25 years, but as Keith Faulkner, director of employment affairs at Manpower, maintains, continuity is a big issue throughout the sector.“Many agencies do not directly employ their workers,” he said. “In this situation, while a worker may feel he is entitled to paid leave, it could be that he has failed to build up the necessary period of service because his contracts kept getting broken.”Manpower’s experience shows that even organisations that already provided employee benefits at a level in excess of that set by the directive had to work hard to comply with the legislation.The company already gave employees paid leave above that required by the directive, but since the legislation determines precisely how holiday entitlement should be calculated, the company still had to introduce new systems to calculate each employee’s leave allowance. “We still needed to make an investment in order to alter the contractual terms with our employees and bring our practices in line with the regulations,” says Faulkner. “I think many employers felt this was too prescriptive and represented a degree of over-regulation.”Even sectors excluded from the legislation have not been able to avoid litigation. The transport sector was excluded because of its use of “mobile workers”. As Ruth Pot, employment adviser for the Road Haulage Association points out, this has meant a relatively trouble-free period for the sector. However, according to Raymond Jeffers, employment law partner at Linklaters, one tribunal case recently referred to the European Court concerns a clerical worker employed by Tuffnells Parcels Express, who claims she should be entitled to paid holiday in spite of working within the transport sector. The employee is clearly not a “mobile worker” and is doing the same job as office workers in other sectors.“The worker may be operating within the transport sector, but does it really make sense that she should be excluded from holiday entitlement?” asks Jeffers.Spot-checksIn its report, Nacab has called for the creation of a new employment rights enforcement body with powers to investigate named, anonymous and third party complaints, to carry out random spot-checks on employers and penalise those who it finds are not complying with the law. Bosvieux at the CBI believes the number of tribunal cases heard in this area is an indication that employees are willing to take effective action if they feel they are not receiving their full entitlement. At the same time, the CBI has been working with the Government to make existing guidance more user-friendly and to clarify the application of the directive to ensure employers of all sectors are able to implement the regulations correctly.The Employment Agencies Act will bring further clarity to the agency sector later this year, while the transport sector will have to deal with its own version of the directive in 2003. While this legislation may cause headaches for the organisations affected, at least there will be greater clarification on the issue, which could lead to a reduction in tribunals. • Details of the Nacab report Wish you were here? are at www.nacab.org.ukBy Simon Kent Previous Article Next Article Two years down the road for hours lawOn 12 Sep 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more