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Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc (ROYALE.ng) Q12016 Interim Report

first_imgRoyal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc (ROYALE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc (ROYALE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc (ROYALE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc (ROYALE.ng)  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileRoyal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover life and non-life insurance. This includes general insurance, health insurance and life assurance. The company also offers banking products and services for asset management, credit financing and microfinancing. General insurance products include money guard, burglary protection, fire protection, transit plan, public building liability, motor guard, workmen’s plan, personal and group care, group life assurance, home secure, aviation, marine, engineering, oil and gas, in-house protection and bonds and professional indemnity services. Other general insurance products include heritage, family support, personal, tuition, investment annuity, educational endowment, endowment plans and mortgage protection assurance products. Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc offers reserve investment accounts, investment notes, high-yield investment papers, vehicle and asset acquisition scheme, mortgage financing and financial advisory services. Credit products include finance and customer leasing, short-term and trade finance loans, and short-term project and LPO financing services. Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc offers a range of products and services for healthcare insurance and operates as a health maintenance organisation which provides financial intermediation within the health industry. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

House & Office in Reims / Aurore Dudevant + Philippe Zulaica

first_img “COPY” Photographs:  Benoit Bost, Ludmilla CervenyAreas:10m2 (house) & 76m2 (office)Engineering:UBI, ETNRCity:ReimsCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!PlanText description provided by the architects. THE TINY PLACE« So the tiny, a narrow door if ever there was one, opens a world. The particular of a thing can be the sign of a new world, a world which as all the worlds, contains the attributes of the greatness. In La poétique de l’espace, G. BachelardSave this picture!© Benoit BostSave this picture!PlanEverything starts in 2013 with the visit of an empty plot of land in a borough of Reims (France). The future owners wondered about the possible construction of a house on this strange triangular plot of land. It is well orientated, there is enough space to build a 100m2 house with garden and it is little overlooked. Nevertheless, the sharp form of the ground seems difficult to occupy. At the same time, we were looking for a place to build an architecture office, a space to work and study.Save this picture!© Benoit BostWe made the following proposition to the client : using the necessary space to build the house and employing the triangular extremity with the small office building.The program was then established : A house, a small office, an exhibition space open to artists, architects and musicians.We started to work and quickly decided of the external form : A dark and almost blind façade on the street, with concrete base. On the other side very open and ultra luminous living spaces.Save this picture!© Benoit BostHouseThe house is built on the larger part of the site. So a garden can be created on the back side.The northern facade on the street, is almost blind to preserve the intimacy of inhabitants. Living spaces are largely opened to the southern garden. On the ground floor, there is a complete life unit (living room, kitchen, main room with bathroom) and on the first floor a huge mezzanine is connected to a guests room. With large horizontal windows inserted between the 2 slopes of the roof, these spaces have an optimum luminosity.Save this picture!© Benoit BostThe double height of the living room and geometrical lines of the ceiling create a set of intermingling volumes. This space has a small surface but with an impression of greatness.On the mezzanine, a large window offers a picturesque view on the surrounding gardens. Oak parquet floor and stairs bring warm notes to this immaculate decoration. Finally some circular lamps punctuate the different rooms of the house in counterpoint to the ceiling sharp lines. Save this picture!© Ludmilla CervenySmall office buildingThe office building skip into the acute part of the plot of land, abandoned for a long time.With a reduced ground surface it develops on 3 storeys high. Each storey’s got a function : ground floor is the exhibition space, first floor receive the open space office and the second floor is dedicated to meeting room with a small kitchen facilities and terrace. A black metallic stair connect these non divided spaces.Save this picture!© Benoit BostVoluntary bare and raw, working spaces are very luminous and good place for work. Joist floor slabs stay apparent, all ironworks are crude steel. Only walls received a white painting. A dark purple colour is applied on the triple height of the staircase wall. This dusky wall blurs the end of the space, the black steel stairs comes to end in.Finally the terrace ends this architectural promenade leaving pink and yellow shining.Save this picture!SectionLe lieu minusculeLe Lieu Minuscule, which means In french The Tiny Place, is a place dedicated to architecture and contemporary art : an exhibition space and a workspace. It has been inaugurated in September 2015 by Aurore Dudevant and Philippe Zulaica, architects. It takes place on the ground floor of the small building office, conceived to be occupied by an architecture office on the first and second floor.Save this picture!© Benoit BostLe Lieu Minuscule is a project carried and maturated for a long time. Born form fuzzy, crossed and perhaps contradictory desires : to have a working place for professional and personal research; create a place of exposure to present the work of artists and architects sharing commons reflexions; to accommodate musicians and performances in a singular space.Save this picture!© Ludmilla CervenyLe Lieu Minuscule exhibits monographic or thematic exhibitions. This place is the continuation of the online review Trapèze, contemporary art architecture and landscape created in 2009.Save this picture!PlanSave this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessNursery in Paris / de Alzua+Selected ProjectsSS3 House / Seshan DesignSelected Projects Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/788251/house-and-office-in-reims-aurore-dudevant-plus-philippe-zulaica Clipboard Save this picture!© Benoit Bost+ 24 Share France ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/788251/house-and-office-in-reims-aurore-dudevant-plus-philippe-zulaica Clipboard 2015 Projects Architects: Aurore Dudevant + Philippe Zulaica Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses, Offices•Reims, France Area:  186 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Houses “COPY” House & Office in Reims / Aurore Dudevant + Philippe ZulaicaSave this projectSaveHouse & Office in Reims / Aurore Dudevant + Philippe Zulaica Photographs CopyAbout this officeAurore Dudevant + Philippe ZulaicaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOfficesReimsFrancePublished on June 01, 2016Cite: “House & Office in Reims / Aurore Dudevant + Philippe Zulaica” 01 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Film – Prestige ExteriorShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectWall / Ceiling LightsSpectrum LightingLED Downlight – Infinium 3″ Round FlangelessVentilated / Double Skin FacadeCosentinoDekton Cladding in LD Sevilla hotelSealantsSikaJoint SealingBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – MarblesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerHome AppliancesGIRAGira Keyless in – Door communicationLightsLinea Light GroupIntegrated Lighting – Fylo+More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?法国兰斯市的住宅与办公室 / Aurore Dudevant + Philippe Zulaica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! 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SOMA Residence, Artist Gallery & Studio / Dumican Mosey Archit…

first_imgPhotographs:  Cesar Rubio Photography, Kirsten Hepburn Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2017 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942198/soma-residence-artist-gallery-and-studio-dumican-mosey-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942198/soma-residence-artist-gallery-and-studio-dumican-mosey-architects Clipboard Gallery United States CopyGallery, Houses•San Francisco, United States “COPY” Architects: Dumican Mosey Architects Area Area of this architecture project SOMA Residence, Artist Gallery & Studio / Dumican Mosey ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSOMA Residence, Artist Gallery & Studio / Dumican Mosey Architectscenter_img Save this picture!© Cesar Rubio Photography+ 17Curated by Paula Pintos Share Year:  ArchDaily Projects Photographs Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Dornbracht, Neolith, Blu Bathworks, Boffi, Delta Light, Miele, Siematic, Toto, VitrA, Rollmatic, TrimbleSave this picture!© Cesar Rubio PhotographyText description provided by the architects. The existing historic industrial-use building provided a unique canvas and challenging opportunity for this carefully considered adaptive re-use project in the rapidly evolving SOMA neighborhood of San Francisco. Historic elements of the front facade were restored and refurbished, while new modernist infill elements were introduced at the ground level, creating a dynamic relationship between new and old as experienced from the street and pedestrian level. The second floor was transformed into a 4,500 square foot, full-floor “NYC-style” residential loft; focused toward a new 20’x20′ convertible courtyard carved into the existing floor plate with a motorized operable glass roof, and expansive upper-level roof deck.Save this picture!© Cesar Rubio PhotographyThe ground floor includes a two-car garage, residential guest unit, and new artist gallery & studio. Our clients’ primary goal for the project included a strong interplay between art, sculpture, and the newly conceived architecture; specifically, the qualities of light, space, texture, materiality, and flow throughout. Working within constraints The project’s status as a historic industrial-use building proved its primary constraint, requiring that the existing facade remain unchanged. The resulting design merges clean modern expression with the building’s industrial shell, creating a seamless transition from interior to exterior, from new to old.Save this picture!© Cesar Rubio PhotographySave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Cesar Rubio PhotographyThe project’s location proved further difficulty, as the soil (existing fill from the 1906 earthquake), poor both seismically and environmentally, added structural challenges. Sustainability Highlights The project features reclaimed hardwood flooring throughout, and low-flow plumbing fixtures are installed in all spaces. Additionally, the central outdoor courtyard can be fully opened, allowing for passive ventilation throughout major living spaces.Save this picture!© Kirsten Hepburn PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessWashkewicz College of Engineering / HED + CBLH DesignSelected ProjectsSocial Inequality, As Seen From The SkyArticles Share SOMA Residence, Artist Gallery & Studio / Dumican Mosey Architects Area:  8000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeDumican Mosey ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsCultural ArchitectureMuseums & ExhibitGalleryResidential ArchitectureHousesSan FranciscoOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on June 27, 2020Cite: “SOMA Residence, Artist Gallery & Studio / Dumican Mosey Architects” 27 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?SOMA 艺术家住宅+画廊工作室 / Dumican Mosey Architects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 streamlast_img read more

“Dictator’s daughter” loses libel suit against French news website

first_img Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term RSF_en News Organisation News News Receive email alerts For further information: – Read our previous statements on Uzbekistan- Read our 2011 report on “Uzbekistan, Internet Enemy”- Read independent information about this country on uznews.net or ferghana.ru Follow the news on Uzbekistan UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia May 11, 2021 Find out more to go further Two independent journalists, Vassily Markov and Ruslan Karimov, were arrested on 5 May while investigating the number of suicides in the southern province of Kashkadarya. Covering everyday life and social problems is a major challenge for Uzbek journalists.Censorship seems to know no limits and the Internet is not spared. The websites of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting and the Russian newspaper Russki Reporter recently joined the long list of sites that cannot be accessed inside Uzbekistan. Mobile phone Internet and communications, one of the last areas of freedom, were brought into line at the start of March, when operators were ordered to immediately report any mass distribution of SMS messages with a “suspect content.” The authorities can order them to cut Internet access at any time.The authorities fear nothing. They are not even afraid of looking stupid. A campaign was launched in the state media in March against rap and rock and roll, described as “satanic music” created by “diabolic forces” that are “advancing like dark clouds over the heads of Uzbek youth.”The sixth anniversary of a massacre in the eastern city of Andijan that left hundreds of dead was just five days ago, on 13 May. Many NGOs say that the human rights situation has worsened since 2006 and accuse the authorities of large-scale violations. The opposition has been eliminated and human rights activists can no longer visit the country.Despite many difficulties, Human Rights Watch managed to keep an office open in Tashkent for 15 years but the government finally forced it to shut down the office in March. According to Human Rights Watch, torture and ill-treatment are systematic in Uzbek detention centres.Little reference was made to human rights during the discreet visit that President Karimov made to Brussels on 14 January. Lola Karimova’s lawsuit will hopefully help to end the international community’s deafening silence about the widespread human rights violations in Uzbekistan. More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption News Reporters Without Borders hails today’s decision by a Paris court to reject the libel suit that Uzbek President Islam Karimov’s daughter, Lola Karimova, brought against the French news website Rue89 over an article describing her as a “dictator’s daughter” who used charity events to try to “whitewash her country’s image.”“This verdict was the logical outcome of a trial in which the plaintiff failed to prove that the article was defamatory,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We nonetheless regret that the court did not accede to the defence lawyer’s request to convict Karimova of bringing an improper lawsuit.”Karimova had demanded 30,000 euros in damages for the article by Augustin Scalbert, which was posted on the website in May 2010. In today’s ruling, the court described the article as “entirely true to reality”Two Uzbek women activists, Mutabar Tajibayeva and Nadejda Atayeva, testified eloquently to the court during the trial about the deplorable human rights situation in Uzbekistan.At least 11 journalists are currently detained in Uzbekistan, which is ranked 163rd out of 178 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.——————————————————————————————–18.05.2011-Lola Karimova, press freedom predator’s daughter, suing French news websiteA Paris court is due begin hearing a highly unusual libel suit against the French news website Rue89 tomorrow. It has been brought by Lola Karimova, the high-profile daughter of Uzbek President Islam Karimov, over an article describing her as a “dictator’s daughter” who was using charity events to try to “whitewash her country’s image.”“The lawsuit would be laughable if the human rights and media freedom situation was not so disastrous in Uzbekistan,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Lola Karimova would not have had to sue in order to silence an outspoken news outlet in her own country. Nor do the Uzbek courts offer the same judicial guarantees as those in France. The way despots and their relatives take advantage of the judicial system in democratic countries is outrageous.”The press freedom organization added: “This trial may nonetheless serve to turn the spotlight on this appalling dictatorship, which is too often forgotten. We will certainly use it to draw attention to the regime’s disgraceful record on respect for media freedom, which has worsened even more in recent months.” Karimova is demanding 30,000 euros in damages from Rue89 over an article by Augustin Scalbert on 20 May 2010 headlined “AIDS – Uzbekistan cracks down at home but puts on show at Cannes”. It reported that her elder sister, Gulnara, had co-hosted a “Cinema against AIDS” charity ball in Cannes, while a young activist had just been given a seven-year jail sentence in Uzbekistan for distributing HIV-prevention leaflets deemed to be “contrary to the people’s traditions.” As well as finding fault with the “dictator’s daughter” label, the lawsuit also objects to the article’s claim that the two sisters paid film actress Monica Bellucci to attend another charity event they organized. This was tantamount to accusing them of money laundering, the lawsuit suggested.His daughter may find it uncomfortable, but Islam Karimov has crushed all opposition and used fear to rule Uzbekistan unchallenged since 1989. This makes him a “dictator” in the sense of the term used by political scientists. He is also on the list of “Predators of Press Freedom” that Reporters Without Borders updates every year on 3 May (World Press Freedom Day). At least 11 journalists are currently detained in Uzbekistan in the most terrible conditions. The fall of several of Karimov’s Arab counterparts has clearly increased his paranoia because harassment of the media stepped up since the start of the year. The Uzbek media now have to notify the authorities before meeting with foreign officials.Independent journalists are constantly hounded. Two journalists working for a state-owned TV station, Saodat Omonova and Malohat Eshankulova, were fired in December after demonstrating in a square in central Tashkent against censorship and corruption at the station. It was an unprecedented act of courage in a country where silence is golden. October 15, 2020 Find out more February 11, 2021 Find out more (Picture: AFP) July 1, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Dictator’s daughter” loses libel suit against French news website Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Uzbek authorities shut down international organization Internews

first_img Follow the news on Uzbekistan UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term Help by sharing this information RSF_en Organisation October 15, 2020 Find out more to go further ————————————————————-5 August 2005 Court convicts two Internews Network employeesThe Yakkasaray criminal court in Tashkent yesterday convicted Internews Network employees Khalida Anarbaeva and Olga Narmuradova of producing TV programmes without a licence but immediately pardoned them under a presidential amnesty.”This conviction is clearly a warning to all members of NGOs, especially foreign NGOs, and to all those supporting the few independent voices still being heard in Uzbekistan after the bloody events in Andijan on 13 May,” Reporters Without Borders said.When announcing the verdict, the judge said the prosecution of Internews Network, which is an international NGO, was linked to the fact that it “had begun to meddle in politics in Uzbekistan and in the President’s policies.”Internews Network representatives announced after the trial they would appeal against the conviction. They said the prosecution was politically motivated and was carried out with the aim for forcing it to close down its operations in Uzbekistan. Its bank account has already been frozen since August 2004.- – – – – — – – – – — – – – – – – — – – – — – Journalist brutally beaten and threats issued against an NGO13 July 2005Reporters Without Borders expressed alarm at yet another brutal physical assault on a journalist, the fifth this year, and threats made against an international non-governmental organisation.Two assailants left Razhabboi Raupov, of Radio Free Europe, in a critical condition after beating him with an iron bar near his home in Bukhara on 6 July. Elsewhere the Uzbek government threatened Khalida Anarbaeva and Olga Narmuradova, two members of Internews Network with six months in prison on 11 July and told the NGO to stop its media development work in the country.”Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about the current situation in Uzbekistan, in particular an escalating crackdown on Uzbek journalists,” the press freedom organisation said. “The assault on Razhabboi Raupov is the fifth of its type since the beginning of the year. We also protest against the Uzbek authorities’ threats against international assistance to local media. We urge President Islam Karimov to take all necessary steps to provide better security for journalists and to guarantee freedom of expression in Uzbekistan.”Raupov, a freelance journalist working for a number of news outlets including Radio Free Europe, has written frequent critical articles about the prosecutor and about the head of Bukhara’s local administration, Akhmad Rakhmanov, carried by national newspapers Fidokor, Ishonch and Adolat. He recently attempted to found a new independent newspaper, Shofirkon kuzgusi but on 30 March the authorities refused to officially register it, after its dummy issue carried criticisms of district authorities and of Rakhmanov in particular.After being brought to hospital in a critical condition and undergoing an operation, Raupov, was said by doctors to be “stable”. The government on 11 July officially accused members of Internews Network of writing articles and filming without the required permits. Two of its members, Khalida Anarbaeva and Olga Narmuradova, have been threatened with six months in prison under Article 190 (2) b of the criminal code. The justice ministry has ordered the organisation to halt its training of media specialist lawyers, close its media resource centre in Fergana valley and take off air its two highly popular television news programmes. Last August, the NGO’s bank account was frozen, forcing it to suspend it work.Internews Network started operating in Uzbekistan in 1995, by supporting the development of privately-owned independent television stations. Since 2001, Internews Uzbekistan has held more than 50 training sessions for hundreds of journalists throughout the country. Receive email alerts „The permanent closure of Internews is a clear warning from President Islam Karimov to foreign NGOs who support free expression and are trying to continue their work in the country, said Reporters Without Borders. „This decision proves that the authorities have planned a Œwitch-hunt‚ the object of which is to silence the independent voices that still survive in Uzbekistan.” UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia News September 12, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Uzbek authorities shut down international organization Internews May 11, 2021 Find out more The municipal court in Tashkent on 9 September 2005 ordered the permanent closure of Internews, under false pretext. The international organisation that supported the development of privately-run independent TV stations in Uzbekistan is, among other things, accused of using its logo without asking prior permission from the Uzbek justice ministry. Since the bloody events in Andijan on 13 May, President Islam Karimov has constantly attacked foreign NGOs, which he blames for popular revolutions in Georgia, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan. One year ago, the George Soros Foundation was also banned by the Uzbek authorities which condemned its work in the country as „anti-constitutional”. More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption Freelance journalist Razhabboi Raupov, of Radio Free Europe, was brutally beaten on 6 July while elsewhere the Uzbek government on 11 July threatened Khalida Anarbaeva and Olga Narmuradova, two members of the NGO Internews Network with six months in prison. News News February 11, 2021 Find out more New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council Newslast_img read more

Another arson attack on car owned by leading daily

first_img Organisation Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns the latest arson attack on a car displaying the colours of the Podgorica-based daily Vijesti on the night of 23 June. It was the third such attack on a Vijesti vehicle in the space of a week (see below).In the latest incident, an unidentified individual tried to set fire to a Vijesti car parked on the street but a policeman who happened to be nearby intervened and managed to put out the fire. The attacker was able to escape.Vijesti editor Mihailo Jovovic told Reporters Without Borders: “It is definitely not a madman who does not like white cars with blue letters. It is clearly related to the Vijesti logo that is to be found on most of our cars. But if you were to believe the prime minister and police chief, these are just isolated acts by an irresponsible person that have nothing to do with media work.”Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call to the authorities to order a serious investigation and to give it enough resources so that both the perpetrators and instigators of these attacks on a leading national daily can be identified.“We are clearly not dealing with random vandalism or unfortunate coincidences,” Reporters Without Borders said. “These are systematic attacks designed to sow fear within a news organization and, beyond that, within the entire profession. By directly attacking a national daily, those responsible are sending a warning to all the media. A lax response by the authorities to these threats would be irresponsible.” Help by sharing this information RSF_en News News News Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Receive email alerts Related documents une_vijeti-2.pdfPDF – 2.47 MB Follow the news on Montenegro July 25, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another arson attack on car owned by leading dailycenter_img Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says MontenegroEurope – Central Asia MontenegroEurope – Central Asia June 7, 2021 Find out more News Montenegro : RSF and other leading press freedom organisations condemn the continued judicial persecution of Jovo Martinović to go further ——————————————————————————————–Two of leading daily’s cars torched in deliberate attack15.07.2011Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns an arson attack on two cars owned by the independent daily Vijesti in the early hours of yesterday in Podgorica. Unidentified individuals dowsed the two parked cars with gasoline before setting them alight and fleeing. The cars were clearly marked with the newspaper’s colours.“We firmly condemn this latest attack on Vijesti, which clearly was not random,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Aside from the material damage and resulting financial loss, this attack constitutes another warning to the newspaper’s staff, which is unfortunately used to such incidents. Vijesti often has to adopt special measures to protect its journalists and other employees against this type of violence.“We support the newspaper’s demand for a thorough investigation that is not abandoned before it is completed. The investigators must not stop at the perpetrators. The instigators of this act of intimidation and their motives must also be clearly established. By using such violence against Montenegro’s leading daily, they are sending a very clear signal to all of the country’s journalists with the probable aim of getting them to reinforce the already significant level of self-censorship.”Reporters Without Borders is worried about the worsening situation in Montenegro, in which constant judicial harassment of the media has now been compounded by a resumption of violence. The authorities must act before there are tragic consequences. The government has a chance to show that its professed commitment to media freedom is real and effective. March 30, 2021 Find out more November 11, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

“Family Can’t Force A Woman To Get Married”: Delhi HC Directs Family Not To Contact Her; Allows 26Yr Old Woman To Stay With Shabnam Hashmi As Per Her Wish

first_imgNews Updates”Family Can’t Force A Woman To Get Married”: Delhi HC Directs Family Not To Contact Her; Allows 26Yr Old Woman To Stay With Shabnam Hashmi As Per Her Wish Sparsh Upadhyay27 Nov 2020 1:01 AMShare This – xIn a matter, wherein a 26-year-old woman XYZ (name intentionally hidden) approached the Delhi Commission for Women, accusing her parents of forcing her to get married against her will and a writ petition was preferred by her seeking her own production, the Delhi High Court on Thursday (26th November) directed the Delhi Police to drop XYZ to the residence of a social activist Shabnam Hashmi…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?LoginIn a matter, wherein a 26-year-old woman XYZ (name intentionally hidden) approached the Delhi Commission for Women, accusing her parents of forcing her to get married against her will and a writ petition was preferred by her seeking her own production, the Delhi High Court on Thursday (26th November) directed the Delhi Police to drop XYZ to the residence of a social activist Shabnam Hashmi where she would reside for the next few days.The Bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Rajnish Bhatnagar interacted with XYZ and her father, wherein the father assured the Court that XYZ’s wishes will be fully respected in this regard, however, XYZ expressed her wish that she wants “some time and space for herself and wants to be left alone by her family.”In view of the above-said, the Court adjourned the proceedings to 01.12.2020. During this period, XYZ stated that she would be staying with Social Activist Shabnam Hashmi, her Pairokar.The Matter before the CourtAccording to the petition, XYZ, a 26-year-old woman was taken away from Delhi by the Rajasthan Police on Tuesday (24th November) while she was having lunch in Jamia Nagar with her friends.It may be noted that her father made a police complaint in Dhaulpur, Rajasthan, which is also her place of work, bearing FIR No. 444/2020, under Sections 363,366 and 342IPC, PS Nihal Ganj, Dhaulpur, Rajasthan. In pursuance of that FIR, Rajasthan Police came to Delhi and picked her up.Pertinently, XYZ was not the named accused in the said FIR, but was stated to be the victim of the alleged offences stated in the FIR.Pursuant to this, a Petition was filed before the Delhi High Court by her seeking her own production and safety for herself (through her pairokar).The Delhi High Court on Wednesday (25th November) issued notice to the State of Rajasthan through its Resident Commissioner in Delhi and the Rajasthan Police was directed to be represented before the Court on 26th November.The State of Rajasthan was also directed to produce XYZ through a video link before the Court.Court’s proceedings on Thursday (26th November)In pursuance of the Court’s 25th November order, the Rajasthan Police and Delhi Police produced XYZ, the petitioner before the Court through a video link.Firstly, the Court interacted with Mr. Vasudev Singh, CO, Mania, Additional SP, who brought XYZ back to Delhi.The Court asked him as to why XYZ was taken away by force, when she herself had informed him and others from Rajasthan Police that she had not been kidnapped or abducted, and that she was at Jamia Nagar of her own free will; he admitted that XYZ has made the said statement to him.He, however, stated that his intention was to produce XYZ before the competent Magistrate in Rajasthan where the FIR was registered to get her statement recorded under Section 164 Cr.P.C.To this, the Court said,”The appropriate course of action for them (Rajasthan Police) would have been to produce XYZ before the local Metropolitan Magistrate, or Judicial Magistrate, even if they had reason to believe that she may not be making her statement out of her own free will. There was no purpose to be achieved in driving her away to Rajasthan against her will.”XYZ alleged that police had come to look for her; she started running in the by-lanes of the locality.She also stated that she was forced into a car violently by a male officer of the Rajasthan Police, who came with his arms open, and who was not in uniform. Her mobile phone was taken away and was not returned to her despite her repeated demand.She further stated that she also told the police that she would like to have her statement recorded in Delhi, and this request was not heeded to.She also stated that one hour before she and the police party reached Dholpur, Rajasthan, they all stopped for dinner on a roadside restaurant where the police party also consumed liquor.To this, the Court said,”All these allegations, if true, raise very serious issues with regard to the working of the police force, and certainly, call for investigation and appropriate action. Being a woman, it was not open for the male force to forcibly push XYZ into a car. We have already noticed that she was not an accused, and was stated to be a victim of the offence in the FIR got registered by father and uncle of XYZ.”Notably, the Court directed the Home Department, State of Rajasthan, to look into the aforesaid aspects and cause an enquiry to be made into them and take appropriate action accordingly, with expedition.Court’s OrderThe Court, in its order observed,”The manner in which the whole incident had taken place has, obviously, left both XYZ and her family members in a state of emotional trauma.”The Court noted that the incident which took place “has now sent a clear message to her family that XYZ does not wish to get married at this stage, and her father has also stated that absolutely no force or pressure would be put on her to get married now, or at any other stage.”XYZ in her statement said that she does not wish to end her relationship with her family. However, she stated that she “would like to get in touch with them as per her desire, and as and when she wishes.”As stated, the Delhi Police was directed to drop her forthwith to the residence of Social Activist Shabnam Hashmi.In the meantime, the Court directed that her father and, through him, his family members to not try to contact her.The Court asked Delhi Commission for Women members to act as a communication bridge between XYZ and her family members, and also to counsel both sides, so as to bring about an amicable resolution and restore the confidence between them.The matter has been listed for further hearing on 01.12.2020.Advocates Warisha Farasat, Bharat Gupta and Shourjo Das Gupta argued for the petitioner.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Interactive way to recruit staff

first_imgInteractive way to recruit staffOn 6 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Researchinto the types of jobs people search for on interactive television has revealedan entirely different profile from the Internet job-seeker. While IT jobsremain the most popular positions searched for on the Net, the leading categoryfor interactive TV job-seekers is construction and trades. Theresearch was carried out by the Job Channel (www.jobchannel.tv) and results arebased on a six-week study of 600,000 job searches carried out using interactiveTV (Sky, ntl, Telewest, Ondigital and Bush Internet TV) as well asInternet-based PCs. The construction and trades sector accounted for *3 percent of all job searches on TV with only 3 per cent of job searches on theInternet being construction-based. Medical, nursing and health-care vacanciesaccounted for some 5 per cent of TV searches, while only * per cent of onlinesearches were in this area.”Whatrecruiters and HR managers must now understand is the different audiences eachchannel delivers,” says Angus Drever, CEO of Multimedia Television, whichoperates the Job Channel. “Who would have thought that 30,000 nurseslooked for a job through their TV set?”Theresearch confirms that as the interactive television infrastructure builds, thetelevision will become a powerful tool for recruiters and jobseekers. JobChannel claims to have the largest database of jobs in the UK with 60,000vacancies available at any one time. Recently it signed an agreement withAdecco, the world’s largest recruitment agency. The service is available on allthe UK’s current interactive television platforms.Top10 jobs searched on interactive TVConstructionand tradesAdministration/PSSalesCatering, bars and restaurantsMedical, nursing and healthcareIT helpdesk/supportElectronics and engineeringTravel, tourism and hotelsEducation and trainingAdvertising, media and the artsTop10 jobs searched on the InternetITAccountancyAdministrationBanking and financeSalesElectronics and engineeringAdvertising and new mediaConstruction and tradesExecutive and managementRetail and wholesale Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Number of money laundering SARs made by estate agents drops

first_imgEstate agents reported 10.5% fewer anti-money laundering related Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) to the National Crime Agency (NCA) during its latest six-month reporting period.The agency received 635 SARs from estate agents between September 2018 and March 2019, down from just over 700 the year before.The vast majority of SARs come from banks, building societies and other financial bodies and institutions and overall the number of SARs announced by the NCA increased by 3.3% to 478,437.SARs from estate agents still represent just 0.13% of this total although other professions are also required to report SARs including lawyers, solicitors, luxury goods dealers and betting websites and shops.Terrorist SARsThe money laundering figures also reveal that seven terrorist financing SARs were reported by estate agents during the period.The NCA has been busy in the property sector this year including ramping up visits to estate agency branches to inspect their compliance, most famously at Purplebricks which was ‘in discussions’ with the NCA during August this year.It has been claimed that a fifth of estate agents have been fined over poor AML procedures including fines for several agencies including Countrywide and Settled.co.uk.The latest upgrade to the EU’s AML regulations is due to become UK law on 10th January.It is due to extend the reach of AML law to cover letting agents handling properties offered to let at more than £5,000 a month, but the distractions of Brexit and last week’s General Election mean this is unlikely to take place until later this year.Read more about AML.NCA National Crime Agency AML anti money laundering SARs Suspicious Activity Reports December 16, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Number of money laundering SARs made by estate agents drops previous nextRegulation & LawNumber of money laundering SARs made by estate agents dropsAlthough number of Suspicious Activity Reports increased across all industries, agents made 10.5% fewer reports to the NCA.Nigel Lewis16th December 201901,242 Viewslast_img read more

Activist lectures on low-wage workers

first_imgSocial justice activist Kim Bobo discussed the injustices commonly faced by low-wage workers in a lecture titled “Making a Difference for Low Wage Workers” Thursday at the Vander Vennet Theatre.Bobo, executive director and founder of Interfaith Worker Justice, focused on addressing the issues of benefits, fair pay, equal treatment and healthy working conditions for low-wage workers. “These problems are not somewhere else, they’re here,” Bobo said. “We’ve got to stop the bleeding of wages in society … to dramatically change things.”Bobo said wage theft is an activity where employers illegally underpay workers for the work they have already completed. She said this activity is left largely unreported and unnoticed throughout the nation.“It’s just not enough to barely make ends meet,” Bobo said.Bobo suggested one small, yet significant, way of changing injustices to low-wage workers is by leaving cash tips.“Tip stealing is a pretty common way of employers stealing from workers,” said Bobo.However, said the best change can only come in the form of young adults getting more active in the cause to help low-wage workers.“It’s not the elders and it’s not the faculty … it’s the younger leaders,” she said.The younger generations should involve their friends and family members in the cause, as well as apply for internships within the community that help to address issues of low wage workers.“We just have to love our neighbor as we do ourselves,” Bobo said.last_img read more