Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) 2009 Abridged Report

first_imgZenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2009 abridged results.For more information about Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng)  2009 abridged results.Company ProfileZenith Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the personal, commercial, corporate, private and investment banking sectors. The company also offers non-banking services such as foreign exchange, treasury, trade services and cash management services. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional accounts, savings accounts and deposits to short term investment funds, association accounts, personal funds management, funds transfer service and import letters of credit. Established in 1990 and formerly known as Zenith International Bank Limited, the company changed its name to Zenith Bank Plc in 2004. The company has three subsidiaries: Zenith Bank (Ghana) Limited and Zenith Bank (Sierra Leone) and Zenith Bank (Gambia) Limited. It has representative offices in South Africa and The People’s Republic of China. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Zenith Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Chobe Holdings Limited (CHOBE.bw) 2020 Annual Report

first_imgChobe Holdings Limited (CHOBE.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about Chobe Holdings Limited (CHOBE.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Chobe Holdings Limited (CHOBE.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Chobe Holdings Limited (CHOBE.bw)  2020 annual report.Company ProfileChobe Holdings Limited owns and operates eleven eco-tourism lodges and camps on leased land in Northern Botswana and the Caprivi Strip in Namibia through its subsidiaries. The holding company operates under two well-known hospitality brands; Desert & Delta Safaris and Ker & Downey Botswana. The eco-tourism group has a combined capacity of 314 beds, and provides added services for its guests such as transfers and private safari tours and game viewing. Safari Air is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chobe Holdings Limited which provides an air charter service to transport guests to and from its safari camps and lodges. The company also has interests in agricultural operations, property rental and a reservation service.last_img read more

Rapidísimas

first_imgRapidísimas 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Events Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Un reciente estudio de la Organización Mundial de la Salud revela que 5.9 por ciento de las muertes  en el mundo “están relacionadas con el consumo excesivo de bebidas alcohólicas”.  Un oficial de la OMS dice que esa cifra equivale a “una muerte cada 10 segundos”.  Europa es el continente que más alcohol consume.  África y Estados Unidos han llegado a un índice estable no así los países del sudeste de Asia y el Pacífico. En América Latina aumenta el consumo.El nombramiento de una abogada abiertamente lesbiana como jueza del Tribunal Supremo de Puerto Rico ha creado un gran “revolú” entre quienes ven un “paso de equidad” en la decisión y quienes consideran que es una “falta de respeto” al pueblo. Muchos  se sintieron ofendidos cuando ella dijo en la ceremonia de su nombramiento: “A mi pareja Gina, gracias…Sin ti yo no estaría aquí”. Maite Oronoz  tiene 38 años, posee una maestría en leyes de la Universidad de Columbia y fue directora de Asuntos Legales del municipio de San Juan. Los que se oponen al nombramiento son principalmente las iglesias evangélicas.El arzobispo de Cantórbery, Justin Welby, ha viajado a Nigeria para expresar su dolor por los recientes eventos que afectan la vida del país africano especialmente  los bombardeos en la ciudad de Jos y el secuestro de casi 300 jovencitas hace dos meses. El arzobispo visitó al presidente Goodluck Jonathan en Abuja para ofrecerle su condolencia personalmente. El primado de Nigeria, Nicholas Okoh, el presidente  y el arzobispo oraron juntos. Welby dijo que entendía la situación de Nigeria porque  la catedral de Coventry en Inglaterra fue destruida durante la II Guerra Mundial.El proceso de la regularización de haitianos indocumentados en Higüey en la República Dominicana ha sido suspendido temporalmente por los desórdenes causados por las personas que pretendían entrar por la fuerza al recinto gubernamental sin respetar su turno. “Golpes y empujones estaban a la orden del día”, dijo un testigo. El orden fue restablecido por la presencia de Grisane Almonte Willman, consultor jurídico del consulado de Haití.  La próxima vez mujeres en cinta y niños tendrán prioridad, dijo. En la República Dominicana hay 524,632 inmigrantes, de los cuales 458,233 son haitianos.En varias partes de Europa y Estados Unidos se ha celebrado el 70 aniversario del “Día D”, (6 de junio) la fecha en que las tropas aliadas  realizaron un gran desembarco en las playas de Normandía en Francia que dio comienzo al triunfo aliado. El desembarco se considera una de las más grandes acciones bélicas de todos los tiempos. Dice un historiador que el número de bajas fue pequeño si se le compara con el total de participantes. El número de embarcaciones se cuenta en 5,000.En España está previsto que la proclamación del nuevo rey tendrá lugar el 19 de junio. Quizás siguiendo el ejemplo del papa Francisco, el rey Juan Carlos y la reina Sofía no usarán ningún título honorífico a que tienen derecho. El príncipe Felipe hará lo mismo según información del Palacio de la Zarzuela. En su proclamación no habrá invitados extranjeros ni ningún servicio religioso. El nuevo rey asumirá el título de “capitán general de los Ejércitos de España”. Se anticipa que habrá protestas en contra del nuevo rey. En España abundan los anarquistas, dice un comentarista. Un portavoz de La Zarzuela dijo que este momento no debe considerarse como “una nueva etapa” como ocurrió con el rey Juan Carlos pues en aquella época se pasó de una dictadura a la democracia.El opositor venezolano Leopoldo López ha sido sometido a un riguroso interrogatorio que ha durado más de tres días. La jueza Adriana López que lo interrogó considera que los delitos que se le imputan son muy serios pero hasta el momento no ha presentado prueba alguna. Los llamados delitos son: asociación para delinquir, incendio, instigación pública a delinquir y daños a la propiedad con motivo de las protestas. La jueza no dejó a Leopoldo hablar con su esposa Lilian Tintori que estuvo sentada en un banquito oscuro en uno de los  pasillos. La jueza ha citado a la diputada María Corina Machado a presentarse para rendir declaraciones. Ella y sus seguidores piden la renuncia de Maduro y prontas elecciones.Un encuentro ecuménico tuvo lugar el día de Pentecostés en la Iglesia Episcopal Poderoso Salvador de Vigo, España. En el evento participaron el obispo Carlos López de la Iglesia Española Reformada Episcopal y el obispo Luis Quinteiro de la diócesis católica romana de Tui-Vigo. Paso a paso se llega lejos.VERDAD. Señor, que todos seamos uno para que el mundo crea. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Press Release Service Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Shreveport, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Por Onell A. SotoPosted Jun 11, 2014 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA center_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Submit a Press Release Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Collierville, TN Rector Albany, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Smithfield, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 last_img read more

Courtyard House VW / Areal Architecten

first_img “COPY” CopyHouses•Affligem, Belgium Year:  2011 Save this picture!© Cafeine © Thomas De Bruyne+ 21 Share Houses Photographs:  Cafeine © Thomas De BruyneText description provided by the architects. The task involves building a spacious family home in rural Affligem, near Brussels. The area with a width of 25 m has a significant height, rising to the rear of the plot. The wishes of the client and the optimum utilization of the potentials of the plot led to the design of a large volume that reaches to the boundaries of the building plot.Save this picture!© Cafeine © Thomas De BruyneAround a sheltered courtyard organizing the functions of daily life as a contemporary farmstead. The topography of the land is respected and this creates subtly different relationships between indoor and outdoor space. The upper floor has been implanted in a way that the insolation is not hindered, the entrance is provided with an impressive cantilever and all rooms enjoy a splendid view of the landscaped garden.Save this picture!© Cafeine © Thomas De BruyneThe contract was extended with a design for the garden paving and a pool house, which is in harmony with the landscaping and the pool to create an oasis of peace. By light and textured material choices a surprisingly southern atmosfere is created in this northern climate. Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessVideo: London 2012 Olympic Stadium / PopulousArticlesAdvancing Sustainability 2012 Business + Design SymposiumArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/264912/courtyard-house-vw-areal-architecten Clipboard ArchDaily Courtyard House VW / Areal ArchitectenSave this projectSaveCourtyard House VW / Areal Architecten Projects Architects: Areal Architecten Area Area of this architecture project Belgium CopyAbout this officeAreal ArchitectenOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesAffligemBelgiumPublished on August 24, 2012Cite: “Courtyard House VW / Areal Architecten” 24 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – Painted AluminumStonesCosentinoDekton® Surfaces – Chicago 444Exterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – CPXPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsHexapent Facade PanelDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Folding Door System – Rabel 3710 Super ThermalWall / Ceiling LightsLuminisCeiling Surface Lights – HollowcoreBenches / TablesUrbaStyleConcrete Bench – BoomerangMore products »Read commentsSave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 Photographs Courtyard House VW / Areal Architecten Area:  496 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/264912/courtyard-house-vw-areal-architecten Clipboardlast_img read more

House in Kawachinagano / arbol

first_img Photographs Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/925076/house-in-kawachinagano-arbol Clipboard Year:  House in Kawachinagano / arbolSave this projectSaveHouse in Kawachinagano / arbol ArchDaily Japan 2019 Landscape: CopyAbout this officearbolOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOsakaOn FacebookJapanPublished on September 24, 2019Cite: “House in Kawachinagano / arbol” 24 Sep 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?长野住宅 / arbol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 Area:  65 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Manufacturers: Daikin, Miele, Nemetschek, Sanwa, Toto, Acor, Hygolet de México, Kakudai House in Kawachinagano / arbol Lighting Design: Houses Save this picture!© Yasunori Shimomura+ 22Curated by Paula Pintos Share CopyHouses•Osaka, Japan Consultants:Souken co.Ltd.Structure Design:Senior registered architect office SteradianFinancial Advice:House Bridge co.LtdCity:OsakaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Yasunori ShimomuraRecommended ProductsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsDoorspanoramah!®ah! Pivot”one-story house where furniture shines feeling the river closely”. The design started within a conversation with the client who loves furniture and has a collection of it, saying “I want to live in a space where my furniture looks more beautiful, and can feel the change of it along with the time.” The site is in the middle of Kawachinagano-city, Osaka prefecture JAPAN, located in a quiet residential area, a slight far from the main road which is close to Amami River, running from Kisen Mountain.Save this picture!© Yasunori ShimomuraSave this picture!Elevations and sectionsSave this picture!© Yasunori ShimomuraThe plan was designed in a vision that not only furniture looked more beautiful of course, but considering the location of the site and the river, it needed a change and adjustments of redefining how ones felt the river, not just creating an open space toward it. The whole structure is that the façade is a closed-shape, considering privacy from the road, and the inside rooms are designed in a way that the client would become conscious of the direction of the river naturally. By taking into the client’s requirement, “I’d like my furniture to be looked by a lot of people on my holidays”, the space stretches through to the horizontal direction along with the river, as it can be used as a gallery.Save this picture!© Yasunori ShimomuraSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Yasunori ShimomuraSave this picture!© Yasunori ShimomuraWhen passing through the entrance, there are a living room, a dining room, where furniture is set, followingly, a wood deck and a garden are set, and all the way to the back, utility space such as kitchen and storage and a bed room are placed. From this place, the river cannot be seen directly, but can be felt with the wind from the river, or be heard with the sound of it, so that the client would feel the existence of the river, looking at the greenery at the garden and toward the sky through the mountain peak. Since the wood deck is placed in a higher place, the river surface can be seen even not in the riverside, anyone can feel the existence of the river, this place will be a space for family and friends gathering, and a stage for the river and the life both.Save this picture!© Yasunori ShimomuraSave this picture!© Yasunori ShimomuraToward the site, the house was not built in two-story, nor using the maximum building coverage ratio, instead, one-story house style was chosen, preparing the least requirements space, the balance of minimum image or the outline in the whole house was neatly adjusted, it was simple but created one step a time with heart and soul. In this place, “today’s mood furniture” will be wrapped with a soft calming light, which will show the change the color of it, along with the seasons and the time, and with the sound quietly heard from the river, such a special space is expanding. Taking tiny signs of the river into life naturally, feeling a slight change of daily activities, a richer life will be spent, harmonizing with favorite furniture together.Save this picture!© Yasunori ShimomuraSave this picture!© Yasunori ShimomuraProject gallerySee allShow lessDark Beacon Pavilion / Kieran Donnellan + MEDS (Meetings of Design Students)Selected ProjectsEarthquake Memorial Hall and Relics Park in Longtou mountain Town / HUAXIA Architect…Selected Projects Share Ogino Toshiya landscape design masayuki takahashi design studio, Modulex ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/925076/house-in-kawachinagano-arbol Clipboard Architects: arbol Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Yasunori Shimomura Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more

New power outage in Caracas

first_imgPublished in pagina12.org.ar on July 24. Translation by Michael Otto.The people of Caracas woke up on July 23 with the uncertainty that power outages bring. The electrical system in most areas of the capital had already been restored, but the morning was marked by the loss of power for a few hours in different sectors. The government declared it a no-work day. The metro [transportation] service was disabled due to electrical instability, and the people were busy, as always after outages, buying food and refueling with gasoline.At 2 p.m., Minister of Electric Power Freddy Brito provided information about the restoration of “100 percent power in most of the states of the country.” The power outage had occurred at 4:45 p.m. on the previous day, July 22, so it continued for less than 24 hours in Caracas and elsewhere in the country. The reality in the capital contrasts with that in many states. In Caracas, there have been [four] outages since the beginning of the year, while in such states as Zulia, Lara and Táchira power outages occur daily.Sabotage hits Guayana, main power providerMinister of Communication Jorge Rodríguez charged that the outage occurred as an attack: “The first indications received from the investigation point to the existence of an electromagnetic attack that sought to affect the hydroelectric generation system of Guayana, the main provider of this service in the country.”According to Rodriguez, this was a new attack on the national electrical system, [unlike] those which had been condemned by the national government on previous occasions—​particularly the biggest power cut which began on March 7 and lasted for several days. He announced that the recovery would be rapid because “protection and security protocols” had been implemented after the apparent attacks.Right-wing opposition forces blamed the [Venezuelan] government for what happened. The same message came from the United States, where Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, a leader in the strategy against the Nicolás Maduro government, affirmed that the cause of the outage was “the regime.”There was tension in the streets due to the breadth of the outage and particularly its timing. It hit as people were heading home and as night gradually arrived. This meant it directly impacted transportation and caused uncertainties for workers and their families. However, along with this, in the corners of working-class neighborhoods, there was calmness and resignation, as conversations went on.Caracas displayed the usual attitude in the face of difficulty. The government activated emergency transport services, and cars lined up at points in the city where residents knew there was a telephone signal when power cuts occur.In that context, [opposition leader] Juan Guaidó completed six months since his self-proclamation [to replace President Maduro] on July 23. He called for a public session of the National Assembly at one of the usual concentration points of anti-Chavismo in Caracas. Attendance at the activity was small; it was representative of the traditional sectors of the Venezuelan right wing. Popular groups were absent.At that event Guaidó announced the [National Assembly’s] approval for Venezuela to join the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance, the pact for inter-American mutual defense [the so-called “Rio Treaty” of 1947] from which Venezuela withdrew in 2012 along with Bolivia, Nicaragua and Ecuador. IATRA opens the door to the request for the formation of a coalition of inter-American forces to carry out military intervention. (Telesurtv.net, July 24)There are elements in the government’s opposition who say an action by foreign military forces is the only way [for them] to get out of the crisis. They have been demanding the National Assembly’s approval for several weeks. Guaidó has gone back and forth in his arguments regarding the implications of IATRA, posing it as a possible tool for military intervention, yet claiming it’s a tool used only for diplomatic and economic purposes.This approval for IATRA by a public body [the National Assembly] that’s embedded within the apparatus which is attempting to carry out a coup d’état took place within the context of ongoing negotiations. The government and the opposition forces have held four public meetings since May, two in Oslo, Norway, and two on the Caribbean island of Barbados. The Norwegian government has been mediating these talks and has repeatedly insisted on the need for discretion regarding what’s discussed.U.S. aims clear: Oust MaduroIt is not yet known what the possible points of the agreement would be if an accord was reached. One of the key sticking points is whether or not Nicolás Maduro remains as president. U.S. Special Representative for Venezuela Elliot Abrams, stated in an interview on July 22, “The notion that Maduro might remain president to preside over free elections … is laughable.” (state.gov/on-the-record-briefing-2)Abrams’ rhetoric asserts not only the need for President Maduro to stand down for a possible presidential election, but to step aside prior to an election. Meanwhile, President Maduro called on the apparatus of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) to prepare for elections to form a new legislative body, something he has talked about for several months. No Chavista leader has contemplated presidential elections thus far. Diosdado Cabello, president of the National Constituent Assembly, asserted his disagreement with that possibility.The following elements are developing simultaneously along with the Barbados talks: The government condemns the power cut as a new attack, the IATRA card, and the U.S. reconnaissance plane which was intercepted by two Sukhoi fighter planes after an unauthorized incursion into Venezuelan airspace on July 20. Also, the recent [July 20] meeting of the 120 governments of the Non-Aligned Movement recognized Maduro and opposed the U.S. blockade.The negotiations don’t interfere with how the other variables serve to shape the correlation of forces for a possible accord.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

National Poll Shows COVID-19 Taking Heavy Toll on Farmers’ Mental Health

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News National Poll Shows COVID-19 Taking Heavy Toll on Farmers’ Mental Health SHARE Facebook Twitter By American Farm Bureau Federation – Jan 6, 2021 Facebook Twitter SHARE A strong majority of farmers/farmworkers say the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their mental health, and more than half say they are personally experiencing more mental health challenges than they were a year ago, according to a new American Farm Bureau poll.The survey of rural adults and farmers/farmworkers explores how the pandemic has affected their mental health personally and in their communities, as well as how attitudes and experiences around mental health have changed in rural and farm communities since AFBF conducted its first rural mental health survey in 2019.“My takeaway from this survey is that the need for support is real and we must not allow lack of access or a ‘too tough to need help’ mentality to stand in the way,” said AFBF President Zippy Duvall. “We are stepping up our efforts through our Farm State of Mind campaign, encouraging conversations about stress and mental health and providing free training and resources for farm and ranch families and rural communities. The pandemic added a mountain of stress to an already difficult year for farmers and they need to know that sometimes it’s OK not to be OK, that people care, and that there’s help and hope.”The results of the new poll clearly demonstrate that the COVID-19 pandemic is having broad-ranging impacts among rural adults and farmers/farmworkers. Key findings include:Two in three farmers/farmworkers (66%) say the pandemic has impacted their mental health.Rural adults were split on COVID-19’s impact. Half of rural adults (53%) say the pandemic has impacted their mental health at least some, while 44% say it has not impacted their mental health much or at all.Younger rural adults were more likely than older rural adults to say the pandemic has impacted their mental health a lot.Farmers and farmworkers were 10% more likely than rural adults as a whole to have experienced feeling nervous, anxious or on edge during the pandemic (65% vs. 55%).The percentage of farmers/farmworkers who say social isolation impacts farmers’ mental health increased 22% since April 2019, a significant finding given the long hours many farmers work alone.Half of rural adults (52%) aged 18-34 say they have thought more about their mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, more than other age groups.Three in five rural adults (61%) say the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted mental health in rural communities. Farmers/farmworkers were more likely than rural adults to say COVID-19 has impacted mental health in rural communities a lot (37% vs. 22%).The survey of 2,000 rural adults was conducted by Morning Consult in December. It also identified the main obstacles to seeking help or treatment for a mental health condition, the most trusted sources for information about mental health, impressions of the importance of mental health in rural communities and the importance of reducing stigma surrounding mental health. A presentation with additional detail on the full survey results is available here.AFBF will host a session at its 2021 Virtual Convention titled Farm State of Mind – Responding to the Challenges of Rural Mental Health on Tues., Jan. 12 at 11 a.m. Eastern time. The session will feature diverse perspectives on the issue of rural mental health and highlight Farm Bureau’s efforts to respond to this key moment in agriculture. Visit https://annualconvention.fb.org/ to register for the convention and view this session.If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally or has concerns about their mental health, visit the Farm State of Mind website at farmstateofmind.org where you can find crisis hotlines, treatment locators, tips for helping someone in emotional pain, ways to start a conversation and  resources for managing stress, anxiety or depression. National Poll Shows COVID-19 Taking Heavy Toll on Farmers’ Mental Health Previous articleSullivan County Couple to Represent Indiana Farm Bureau on National CommitteeNext articleEPA Nominee Meets with Farm Groups American Farm Bureau Federationlast_img read more

“No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom”

first_img RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan May 3, 2021 Find out more AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Freedom of expression September 18, 2019 – Updated on September 25, 2019 “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” News • Do their utmost to ensure protection for press freedom and journalists, respecting the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan’s constitution and laws, and the international standards enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.• Strengthen all the fundamental laws, decrees and institutions that, for the past 18 years, have guaranteed press freedom, the protection of journalists and, in particular, the rights of women journalists.• Protect and reinforce the measures that the government of national union and the coordinating committee for the safety of journalists and media have taken to defend the freedom to inform. Reinforce the work of the sub-committees that have been created to monitor and respond to threats and abuses against journalists and media, and the work of the General Directorate for Analysing and Combatting Crime.• Respect the rights of women journalists to work freely. AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Freedom of expression In a joint statement, the two organizations urged the Afghan government and the Taliban to resume peace talks, and called on civil society, politicians and, in particular, candidates for the 28 September presidential election to back their campaign, which is entitled: “There will be no just and lasting peace without guarantees for press freedom.” Help by sharing this information Guaranteeing press freedom is essential for a just and lasting peace in Afghanistan, two press freedom organizations – Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Federation of Associations and Media in Afghanistan ­– said at a press conference in Kabul today. Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says RSF and the Federation of Associations and Media in Afghanistan ­also call on the Taliban to explicitly undertake to respect international humanitarian law’s basic treaties, starting with the Geneva Conventions. An undertaking to this effect would be a guarantee for the safety of journalists. News to go further News Press conference in Kabul where Reza Moini, head of RSF in Afghanistan, and the Federation of Associations and Media in Afghanistan lunched a campaign entitled: “There will be no just and lasting peace without guarantees for press freedom.” ©DR News Receive email alerts Afghanistan is ranked 121st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Follow the news on Afghanistan June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” Organisation Media personnel have paid a heavy price in Afghanistan since 2001. At least 70 media workers, including 16 foreign journalists, have been killed in connection with the provision of news and information, More than 40 media outlets have been attacked and destroyed during the same period, while hundreds of threats against journalists and media outlets have been reported. The two organizations believe that peace and peaceful coexistence will not be possible in Afghanistan without the entire society’s participation, and that this needs guarantees for a free and independent press. They therefore call on participants in the Afghan peace talks to: March 11, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Deciphering The Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019

first_imgKnow the LawDeciphering The Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 Muneeb Rashid Malik9 Aug 2020 9:36 PMShare This – x”The text should be construed as a whole. A legal instrument typically contains many interrelated parts, and thus the entirety of the document provides the context for each of its parts. This canon typically establishes that only one of the possible meanings that a word or phrase can bear is compatible with use of the same word or phrase elsewhere in the statute.” – A Guide to…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?Login”The text should be construed as a whole. A legal instrument typically contains many interrelated parts, and thus the entirety of the document provides the context for each of its parts. This canon typically establishes that only one of the possible meanings that a word or phrase can bear is compatible with use of the same word or phrase elsewhere in the statute.” – A Guide to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying Statutes, original handout written by Katharine Clark and Matthew Connolly. The Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019, has reduced the total number of States in India to 28 and increased the total number of Union Territories to 9, thus, the First Schedule of the Constitution stands amended. The Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019, has 14 Parts, 103 Sections, and 5 Schedules. The preamble of the Act states as follows: – “An Act to provide for the reorganisation of the existing State of Jammu and Kashmir and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.” The Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 (Act No. 34 of 2019), came into force with effect from 31st October, 2019. The Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019, was passed by the Rajya Sabha on 5th August, 2019, then by the Lok Sabha on 6th August, 2019, and it received the assent of the President on 9th August, 2019. The Act, primarily, bifurcated the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir into the Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. The Act was passed after the revocation of the Jammu & Kashmir’s special status by way of the Constitution (Application to Jammu & Kashmir) Order, 2019. It will be suitable to highlight some of the important features of the Act as it has brought various changes in the manner of governance and present status of the recently formed Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. Common High Court and Bar Council for the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Union territory of Ladakh The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir is now the common High Court for the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Union territory of Ladakh. The Judges of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir for the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir became the Judges of the common High Court on the appointed day (31st October, 2019). The High Court has, at present, a sanctioned strength of 17 Judges including 13 Permanent Judges and 4 Additional Judges. From May to October, the Chief Justice and the Administrative Wing of High Court shift to Srinagar and from November to April, to Jammu. However, Court Sections of both the Jammu and Srinagar Wings function throughout the year. Justice Rajnesh Oswal became the first Judge to take the oath as a Judge of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court under the Indian Constitution. Previously, Judges were administered oath under the Jammu & Kashmir’s Constitution, which has now been done away with. Any advocate on the Roll of the Bar Council of the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir and practising as an advocate before the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir, will continue to be a member of the Bar Council of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. The Lieutenant Governor shall also appoint an Advocate-General for the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir who would give advice to the Government and perform duties of legal character. Representation in the House of the People, Council of States, and Legislative Assembly for the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir Five seats have been allotted to Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir and one seat to Union territory of Ladakh, in the House of the People (Lok Sabha). Four seats have been allotted to the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir in the Council of States (Rajya Sabha). The provisions of article 239A, applicable to Union territory of Puducherry are now applicable to the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The total number of seats in the Legislative Assembly (five years duration) of the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir shall be 107 which has to be increased to 114 through delimitation of the constituencies, to be determined by the Election Commission, and to be filled by persons chosen by direct elections. 24 seats shall remain vacant which represent the areas currently under the occupation of Pakistan. Seats have to be reserved for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Women (if women are not adequately represented in the Legislative Assembly). A person qualified to fill a seat in the Legislative Assembly has to be a citizen of India and not less than twenty-five years of age. The Lieutenant Governor has the power to prorogue the House and dissolve the Legislative Assembly. The Lieutenant Governor has discretion in matters related to All India Services, Anti-Corruption Bureau, and matters which fall outside the purview of the powers of the Legislative Assembly. Every Minister and the Advocate-General for the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir shall have the right to speak and take part in the proceedings of the Legislative Assembly. The Legislative Assembly has to choose two members of the Assembly to be the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Assembly. The Legislative Assembly has the power to make laws for the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir for the matters mentioned in the State List or the Concurrent List except for the subjects – Public Order and Police. The Legislative Assembly shall also be having a separate secretariat staff and the Assembly has to regulate the recruitment and other conditions of service of the secretarial staff. Union territory of Ladakh without Legislature and Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir with Legislature The union territory of Ladakh will comprise Kargil and Leh districts, shall cease to form part of Jammu and Kashmir, and will not be having a legislature whereas the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir will comprise the territories of the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir and will be having a legislature. Lieutenant Governors were appointed for the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, as per the provisions of the Act. Shri Manoj Sinha and Shri Radha Krishna Mathur are the Lieutenant Governors of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh respectively. The Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir may address the Legislative Assembly and send messages to the Legislative Assembly with respect to Bills, etc. Power of the Central Government to Adapt and Modify Laws The Central Government can make adaptations and modifications of the laws by way of repeal or amendment which may be necessary or expedient. The Act has repealed 164 Laws of the erstwhile State of Jammu & Kashmir and 106 Central Laws (Fifth Schedule of the Act) are applicable for the Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, also, 166 State Laws would continue to be applicable. Laws such as the Code of Civil Procedure, the Code of Criminal Procedure, India Penal Code, the Indian Evidence Act, and numerous other laws are now applicable to the Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. Official Language of the Assembly and the Strength of the Council of Ministers There has to be a Council of Ministers consisting of not more than ten per cent of the total number of members in the Legislative Assembly, with the Chief Minister at the head to aid and advise the Lieutenant Governor. The business in the Legislative Assembly of the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir has to be carried out in the official language of the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir or Hindi or English and the language to be used for Acts and Bills, has to be English. Other Changes Brought by the Act In case of failure of constitutional machinery, the President of India, on receipt of a report from the Lieutenant Governor of Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, has the power to suspend the operation of the provisions of the Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 and make incidental and consequential provisions which may be necessary for administering the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The Central Government has the power to establish an Advisory Committee for the apportionment of assets, rights, and liabilities of the companies and corporations constituted for the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir between Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Union territory of Ladakh, and issues relating to continuance of arrangements regarding generation and supply of electric power and supply of water, etc. The Public Service Commission of the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir has become the Public Service Commission of the Union Territory of Jammu Kashmir and the Union Public Service Commission shall take care of the Union Territory of Ladakh. Contingency Fund, Public Account, and Consolidated Fund for the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir have also been set up, as per the provisions of the Act. The Constitution Jammu and Kashmir (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1956 and the Constitution Jammu and Kashmir (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1989, shall continue to apply to the Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. The Administration of Jammu & Kashmir has notified the Jammu and Kashmir Grant of Domicile Certificate Procedure Rules, 2020, for issuance of domicile certificates. The Centre had issued the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Adaptation of State Laws) Order 2020, under which it defined domicile as any person who has resided for 15 years in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir or has studied for seven years and appeared in class 10th/12th examination in an educational institution located in the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir. Over 4 lakh people in Jammu and Kashmir have been issued domicile certificates till date. (Muneeb Rashid Malik is a final-year law student at Lloyd Law College, Delhi (NCR) and can be reached at [email protected]) Next Storylast_img read more

PEO group hosts fashion show to raise funds

first_img The P.E.O. Chapter AF’s 3rd Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon Fundraiser is set for 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at Park Memorial United Methodist Church Family Life Center.Elaine Bassett, Chapter president, said the runway will feature fashions for all ages and all shapes and sizes.“The fashion show is an opportunity to view fashions for the summer that are available right here at home,” she said. “Featured fashions will be from First Impressions and The Pink Parlor and include apparel for children through the mature woman.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article Published 10:50 pm Monday, April 9, 2012 By Jaine Treadwell Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Next UpAdmission is $10 and tickets are available at First Impressions and The Pink Parlor. A few tickets will be available at the door. All proceeds will go toward P.E.O. scholarships and projects to help further education women.Entertainment for the fashion show and luncheon will be members of the Troy University dance ensemble. Assorted items, including baked goods and ferns will be available for purchase.Jean Orendorff, chapter past president, said monies raised by all P.E.O. chapters across the country and a couple of Canadian provinces are directed to the P.E.O. national headquarters and, from there, educational grants, scholarships, loans, awards, special projects and Cottey College for women in Missouri are funded. By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen “Education continues to be the primary philanthropy of the P.E.O. Sisterhood,” Orendorff said. “The P.E.O. Sisterhood sponsors seven international philanthropies designed to assist women in their educational goals.”P.E.O. Chapter AF was organized in 2005 and, two years ago sponsored a fashion Show and luncheon as a fundraiser.“The fundraiser was a big success and we decided to make in an annual event,” Bassett said. “We are excited about this year’s event as it promises to be the best yet.”More than 85,000 women have benefited from P.E.O.’s educational grants, loans, awards, special projects and stewardship of Cottey College. To date, P.E.O. has awarded Educational Loan Fund dollars totaling more than $130 million, International Peace Scholarships are more than $27 million, Program for Continuing Education grants are more than $38 million, Scholar Awards are more than $14 million and P.E.O. STAR Scholarships are more than $1 million. In addition, about 8,300 women have graduated from Cottey College.center_img Email the author “Chapters don’t award scholarships but can sponsor students they find worthy and deserving of assistance,” she said. “We are a relatively new chapter so we haven’t been active in pursuing financial assistance for women in our area until this year. We have a young woman for whom we are seriously seeking funding.”P.E.O. is not exactly a household word around town but the work that the Philanthropic Education Organization is doing provides opportunities for thousands of women across the country and beyond.And, the women of the local P.E.O. Chapter AF are proud to be a part of the Sisterhood.Bassett and Orendorff are among 30 members of the P.E.O. Chapter who are dedicated to the mission of promoting educational opportunities for women. PEO group hosts fashion show to raise funds Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Casey battles after stroke Bud Casey, a longtime college football assistant and local cable personality, continues to make slight improvement at Southeast Alabama Medical… read more Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Contentlast_img read more