AT&T to pay Qualcomm $1.9bn in deal

first_img AT&T plans to buy wireless spectrum from Qualcomm for $1.93bn (£1.24bn) and boost its 4G network, aiming to counter criticism over iPhone service quality and a threat from rivals like Verizon Wireless.AT&T is the sole US carrier for Apple’s iPhone, but smaller rivals like Sprint Nextel and Clearwire have been adopting 4G, a new wireless standard that enables better Internet access including video.It is the sort of wireless bandwidth AT&T desires – and will go with yesterday’s deal – given the strain iPhone has put on its existing network. At times, customers in cities like New York and San Francisco have complained of dropped calls and slow Web connections.AT&T’s move also comes as Verizon Wireless, the venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone Group, has also adopted 4G service and is widely expected to gain rights to sell the iPhone in 2011.The 700 megahertz (MHz) airwaves are considered valuable because they travel long distances and can penetrate thick walls. The license covers more than 300m people in the United States, the companies said in a joint statement.In 2007, AT&T bought wireless airwave licenses in the 700 MHz frequency band from privately held Aloha Partners LP for about $2.5bn.For San Diego-based chipmaker Qualcomm, the sale will mark the end of its FLO TV business, its mobile television service that never took off.It had said in July that it would examine its strategic options for the business, and announced in October that it was suspending sales. It was trying to sell the spectrum and was in talks with wireless operators including Verizon Wireless. AT&T to pay Qualcomm $1.9bn in deal whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULL KCS-content whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼ Monday 20 December 2010 7:44 pmlast_img read more

Black Cow strengthens team for US push

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: US Shaun Baruzi has been named as Black Cow Technology’s new head of product, with the remote game server software provider set to make a big play for the US market, according to commercial director Tony Plaskow. 4th April 2019 | By contenteditor Email Address Shaun Baruzi has been named as Black Cow Technology’s new head of product, with the remote game server software provider set to make a big play for the US market in the coming months, according to commercial director Tony Plaskow.Baruzi brings a wealth of industry experience to Black Cow, having headed up teams at, Lottoland and The Games Company.He will focus on developing the company’s Open Gaming Architecture (OGA) platform, which allows multiple developers to build games onto the platform concurrently via a game development kit. New slot engines can be developed in around four days, with the platform also offering table games, free spins and jackpot functionality.“Over the coming months we’re launching a range of genuinely differentiated projects in the European and US regulated markets,” Baruzi said.He will be directly responsible for working with a new client of Black Cow towards a launch in New Jersey in the third quarter of this year. The client’s identity has not been publicly disclosed due to a confidentiality clause, but understands it is a sports betting operator.Black Cow is also understood to have been working with another client for around a year ahead of another Q3 launch in the US.Plaskow (pictured) told that the OGA, which is live in the market with and certified for use in multiple regulated jurisdictions, is tailor-made for the US market.“The US is well-suited to our software structure as it is built in a way that has a small technical footprint,” Plaskow said. “By that, I mean the whole platform could go on a laptop, for example. This not only makes it easily portable, but also enables it to meet US regulations about having a physical presence in a particular state.“It is a bit of a coup for us to get Shaun as we are a relatively small business, so we are excited about his arrival.”center_img People Topics: People Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Black Cow strengthens team for US pushlast_img read more

ARM Cement Limited ( 2010 Annual Report

first_imgARM Cement Plc ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about ARM Cement Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ARM Cement Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ARM Cement Plc (  2010 annual report.Company ProfileAthi River Mining Limited manufactures and sells cement and cement products through distribution outlets in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Rwanda. The company was originally founded to produce lime for the agricultural sector and today, is the largest manufacture of cement in East Africa with other interests in fertilisers, quicklime, hydrated lime, sodium silicate and industrial minerals. The company mines and processes industrial minerals and chemicals, sells building products, extracts and processes limestone and manufactures and sells fertilisers and silicate liquid. Cement products are sold under the brand name Rhino, and fertilisers under the brand name Mavuno. Known today in trading circles as ARM, the company was formerly known as Athi River Mining Limited when it was founded in 1974. Its name was changed to ARM Cement Plc in 2012. ARM Cement Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

NMBZ Holdings Limited ( 2018 Annual Report

first_imgNMBZ Holdings Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about NMBZ Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NMBZ Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NMBZ Holdings Limited (  2018 annual report.Company ProfileNMBZ Holdings Limited is a registered financial-services holding company in Zimbabwe; operating in the retail and commercial banking sector aswell as treasury, international banking and corporate finance through its principle subsidiary NMB Bank Limited. A second subsidiary, Steward Holdings (Private) Limited, is an equity holding company. Formerly known as National Merchant Bank of Zimbabwe Limited, NMB Bank Limited was established as a retail banking institution in 1992 by a group of Zimbabwe entrepreneurs who had held senior positions in renowned international financial institutions such as the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. It was granted a commercial banking license in 1999 which enhanced its funding capacity and extended it product offering. NMB Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Writer’s House / Branch Studio Architects

first_img Area:  344 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Houses Australia Landscape Architect: Year:  Original Architect:Michael R E Feldhagen
Original Furniture:Jakob Rudowski
New Dining & Coffee Tables:Brad Wray Workshop
Rudowski Side Board Restorations:Orchard Design
New Floor Area:66m2 – [new deck & front privacy screen]Design Team:Brad Wray, Simon Dinh, Rowena HenryCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Peter Clarke PhotographyRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityText description provided by the architects. Architects Statement: Located 10km south-east of Melbourne, Caulfield South is a suburb home to a diverse range of architectural styles from Edwardian weather-board to Californian Bungalow to Red & Orange clinker brick.Alarmingly –  It is visually evident to see an increasing trend of these original housing styles being demolished to make way for large, two storey modern housing typologies. These are often conceived as mock – Neo-Georgian or rendered triple-fronted brick veneer.Save this picture!© Peter Clarke PhotographyAround the 1960`s and 70`s a number of European trained architects such as Ernest Fooks began designing a series of superb International Modern style inspired houses in and around the Caulfield and wider area. A protégé of Fook`s – Michael Richard Ernest Feldhagen also completed a number of exemplar International Modernist Style singular residences and mutli-residential flats around the same period.Writer`s House is an alteration and additional to an existing orange brick veneer residence that was originally designed in the late 1960`s by Michael R E Feldhagen. The house was originally built for the current occupants Grandparents who were Jewish holocaust survivors and immigrated to Australia a few years prior to building the house. Save this picture!© Peter Clarke PhotographyThe house was filled with beautiful original custom joinery specifically built for the house by Jakob Rudowski – A local joiner who made quite allot of furniture around the area in the 1960`s and 70`s.Save this picture!Plan 1Save this picture!Plan 2In 2013 – the grandparents passed away and due to the distress of this event for my clients – The house lay dormant for a good part of 2 and a half years. The first day we met with our clients was one of the few times they had come back to the house after losing their grandparents. This was obviously an emotional but somewhat therapeutic event – knowing that they were going to extend and celebrate the life of the Grandparents house through some extensive renovations.Save this picture!© Peter Clarke PhotographyI may note: Cigarette butts were still balancing on the side of ashtrays around the house from years prior. Surprisingly – The house did not have an eerie feeling given these types of frozen moments scattered around the house.My clients – Danielle, a digital marketing professional and Adam who is a screen writer/journalist were heavily involved during the design & construction process. Adam`s background in writing, created a key driver in the way we approached the individual spaces within the house as chapters that were curated as a part of a whole story.Save this picture!SketchIt was our joint intention that whatever new works we did to the house would not impact on the original integrity of the original house and it memories. There is often a very fine line between creating a nostalgic ‘museum’ of something that was AND removing all notion of the existing all together. Existing Wallpapers, Chandeliers and Building Fabric were kept where possible including the existing Rudowski Furniture which was restored. A number of existing sofas have been reupholstered to give them a new life.Save this picture!© Peter Clarke PhotographyThis existing fabric has been very carefully set in contrast with new contemporary furniture, joinery and materials, that reside as a background palette to highlight the existing and at the same time – celebrating the new. Both existing rear and front painted timber windows were replaced with full height steel windows that encompass the interior spaces with a rich warm light.The project consisted of an extensive internal renovation and some external works. A new large ‘party’ deck bounded either side by two black aluminium perforated privacy screens not only solved a practical issue of overlooking but more importantly was used to extend the internal areas to create a much more flexible internal/external cohesion of space.Save this picture!© Peter Clarke PhotographyAn existing dark corridor/foyer space has been re-imagined as a light filled, plywood lined gallery space to hang art and offer a surprise to the unsuspecting visitor. This space also acts as an umbilical of sorts, simultaneously linking & closing off the living, kitchen and dining spaces of the house with the more private bedroom areas when the occupants are entertaining. Save this picture!SectionA section of wall was removed from the existing kitchen to submerge the dining area & yard back into the house. The kitchen itself represents a minimal yet utilitarian palette of materials & details. Set in a minimal white plaster & limewashed ply finish the configuration of cabinetry allows the kitchen`s mess to be hidden away through a series of bi-folding & sliding panels. Save this picture!© Peter Clarke PhotographyCompositionally opposite to the kitchen, A cozy TV ‘snug’ space is tucked back into the house to create a more intimate area specifically for watching movies & the reading of a good book. A large full-height sliding panel allows the space to become ‘a part’ of the main living area or made completely separate & hidden beyond.Save this picture!© Peter Clarke PhotographyBoth Kitchen and TV Snug open out to a generous living and dining area, free of a TV and instead highlighting restored memories of the past. At one end, a linear rosewood sideboard and the opposing, a wonderfully crafted pull-out bar unit, both designed and made by Jakob Rudowski in the 1960`s. The existing sofa`s [also Rudowski`s] have been bought back to life, re-imagined in a bright lime green upholstery. A new custom Oak and steel dining table seamlessly tie with the rich polished concrete slab throughout the space. The reflections projected internally through external open blockwork and perforated aluminium screens add a surreal play of light through the newly installed full-height steel windows throughout the day. Operable louvres in the TV snug and main living & dining areas create opportunity for cross-ventilation to occur and create flexible control of the internal temperature throughout the day.At the other end of the house – A series of bedrooms and bathrooms were re-configured & re-imagined to accommodate the client and their growing family. Save this picture!© Peter Clarke PhotographyLinking to the foyer/gallery – a modest powder room clad in black formply and concaved delicate green tiles, creates a bold introduction to the spaces. A series of three bedrooms and a kids bathroom spawn off a central corridor, part of which was taken up to accommodate a walk-in-robe for the master bedroom. The master bedroom is light filled and has framed view of a tree canopy within the front yard. A robust yet sleek ensuite, featuring a series of poured insitu concrete elements such as a bath, basin and vanity tops contrast with sleek black steel thresholds, mirrors and pendant lights in conjunction with a filtered natural light to create a ‘moody’ spatial thematic.The lower [down-stairs] areas of the house have been re-configured to become a self contained unit of sorts when the client`s young children grow up. For now – the spaces will host, an intimate subterranean whiskey den/wine cellar for a late night nightcap, a bathroom and a writing room, which has a direct physical link to the front courtyard. This front courtyard space was re-claimed from the previously unused- front garden to become a practical and useable space for contemplation and relaxing. The addition of this sweeping screen to formalise this area was to be the sole formal adaption to the existing identity of the house from the street.Save this picture!© Peter Clarke PhotographyFrom street level, the existing front windows were replaced with thin steel, double-glazed windows. A minimal white colour scheme was applied to the existing stone and aluminium fascias. The colour black was used to celebrate existing formal structural lines. The existing orange bricks have been retained to maintain the house`s history and timeless glory.Project gallerySee allShow lessTerrace 9 / AZCSelected ProjectsMelbourne Tattoo Academy Competition Winners AnnouncedArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2016 Manufacturers: Artek, Brightgreen, Fisher & Paykel, RC+D, Tongue n Groove, Artedomus, Astra Walker, Brad Wray Workshop, Chris Connell, E&S Trading
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, Temperature Design Structural Engineer: OPS Engineers, Perrett Simpson Stantin “COPY” Plume Studio CopyAbout this officeBranch Studio ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentAustraliaPublished on November 06, 2016Cite: “Writer’s House / Branch Studio Architects” 05 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersEducational3MProjection Screen Whiteboard FilmPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsLinoleum / Vinyl / Epoxy / UrethaneTerrazzo & MarbleTerrazzo in The Gateway ArchSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in Kansas City University BuildingGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Curved Glass PrintingMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamChairs / StoolsFreifrauBarstool – OnaSealants / ProtectorsWoodenha IndustriesFireproofing System for Wood Cladding – BIME®More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?作家之家 / Branch Studio 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 stream Writer’s House / Branch Studio Architects Save this picture!© Peter Clarke Photography+ 33 Share Photographs:  Peter Clarke Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Australia “COPY” ArchDaily Architects: Branch Studio Architects Area Area of this architecture project Writer’s House / Branch Studio ArchitectsSave this projectSaveWriter’s House / Branch Studio Architects Photographslast_img read more

Tapial Experimental House / Estudio de Arquitectura y Planific…

first_imgCopyHouses•San Lorenzo, Bolivia Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!Cortesía de Estudio de Arquitectura y Planificación Kaiser+ 20Curated by Clara Ott Share Bolivia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Mechthild Kaiser Tapial Experimental House / Estudio de Arquitectura y Planificación Kaiser ArchDaily Projects Tapial Experimental House / Estudio de Arquitectura y Planificación KaiserSave this projectSaveTapial Experimental House / Estudio de Arquitectura y Planificación Kaisercenter_img “COPY” Year:  Architects: Estudio de Arquitectura y Planificación Kaiser Area Area of this architecture project 2020 Lead Architect: Area:  121 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Design Team:Mauricio MéndezClients:Mechthild KaiserCollaborators:Mauricio Méndez, Abran RodriguezCity:San LorenzoCountry:BoliviaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Cortesía de Estudio de Arquitectura y Planificación KaiserRecommended ProductsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeSkylightsLibartSolaGlide Inclined Retractable SkylightText description provided by the architects. The plot of the house is square-shaped and was cut from a cornfield. An access road separates it from the eucalyptus forest. The main dynamics of the volume is north-south, while the main windows are to the east and west.Save this picture!Cortesía de Estudio de Arquitectura y Planificación KaiserSave this picture!Ground FloorSave this picture!Cortesía de Estudio de Arquitectura y Planificación KaiserThe housing structure coincides with the supporting structure. The 36cm thick rammed earth walls constructed in a U-shape with two corners guarantee a strong and rigid structure. Each corner was boarded up in a single phase of work, without joints. For the formation of the floor plan, five of these U’s were erected, leaving gaps between them, which allow spatial transition, cross ventilation and natural lighting. Four free walls of rammed earth articulate and extend this compact volume, nailing it to the ground at its extreme points and defining the intermediate zones between interior and exterior.Save this picture!Cortesía de Estudio de Arquitectura y Planificación KaiserRunning foundations and overhangs of H ° C ° and an annular beam of H ° A ° connect everything in the horizontal direction. The former elevates the earth wall above the humidity zone and the latter also serves as a lintel for windows and doors. The main nave was built to have double height and the required shape in order to support the traditional roofs.Save this picture!Cortesía de Estudio de Arquitectura y Planificación KaiserSave this picture!Cortesía de Estudio de Arquitectura y Planificación KaiserA clear geometry also requires a study of how to concentrate the services and determine the position of each of the installational elements. Breaking the integrity of the rammed earth walls was avoided, and the electrical installations were placed on the wall.Save this picture!Cortesía de Estudio de Arquitectura y Planificación KaiserSave this picture!Transversal Section 01Save this picture!Cortesía de Estudio de Arquitectura y Planificación KaiserThe central solid body refers to traditional houses, the extensions to the exterior spaces are interpretations of the patio and gallery as distinctive of rural housing. All of this is in striking contrast to the rammed earth walls. It has a perfect geometric shape while at the same time it shows a surface full of life, caused by irregularities and surprises. The horizontal structure of the wall results from the very particular process of tamping the soil in layers of 5-8cm. The colour and texture of the surface result directly from the particular mix of coarse and fine soil and sand. The technology of rammed earth is laborious. Preparation, formwork assembly, plumbing and aligning all the geometry takes longer than the ramming of the prepared earth itself. Between three workers one cubic meter of rammed earth can be built per day. The low cost of raw materials compensates for the high cost of labour and produces a very low ecological burden. Much discipline and precision in the working process are also compensated when executing the fine work. With the conditions in the humid rooms as an exception, neither plasters nor paints are required. A repair of the damaged parts is done with soil, the surface is treated with natural products such as casein and wax. Thus an abrasion-resistant surface is obtained.Save this picture!Cortesía de Estudio de Arquitectura y Planificación KaiserProject gallerySee allShow lessSF House / Juan Carlos Sabbagh ArquitectosSelected ProjectsSix Houses and a Garden / falaSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeEstudio de Arquitectura y Planificación KaiserOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSan LorenzoOn FacebookBoliviaPublished on July 21, 2020Cite: “Tapial Experimental House / Estudio de Arquitectura y Planificación Kaiser” [Casa experimental de Tapial / Estudio de Arquitectura y Planificación Kaiser] 21 Jul 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?玻利维亚夯土实验住房 / Estudio de Arquitectura y Planificación Kaiser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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Intellectuals Should See How The Uniform Civil Code Works In Goa – CJI Sharad Bobde

first_imgTop StoriesIntellectuals Should See How The Uniform Civil Code Works In Goa – CJI Sharad Bobde Sharmeen Hakim27 March 2021 4:17 AMShare This – xChief Justice of India, Sharad Arvind Bobde, on Saturday urged academics to watch how the Uniform Civil Code governs all Goans on issues of marriage and succession, irrespective of their religion. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the new Bombay HC building at Goa, the CJI said that the legacy of the administration of Justice at Goa, which spans four and a half centuries, must be acknowledged. “Goa has what the Constitution framers envisaged for India – a Uniform Civil Code. And I have had the great privilege of administering justice under that code. I have heard a lot of academic talk about the Uniform Civil Code. I would request all those intellectuals to come here and watch the justice system to know what it turns out to be.” Justice Bobde said he sat in Goa so often that he would often hear remarks like, ‘Justice Bobde is a Goa Judge.’ He emphasized the need for a new High Court building at its principal seat at Bombay. “To use the law minister’s phrase, I would like to “flag” this…. Bombay also needs a new building. The law minister and Justice Ramana would remember this especially that the Bombay building was constructed for 7 judges, it is now housing more than 40. It is impossible.” He said the proposal for a new High Court building in Mumbai is pending with the central government. “I would request you (Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad) and brother Ramana to pursue this with full might.” The CJI said that judges are now used to frivolous litigation. “The administration of justice, which Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad said, is often tried to be made difficult by some vested interests. But that is something we as judges have got used to.” He quoted Kipling and a line at the Wimbledon Centra Court to make his point. “The compere, who quoted Rudyard Kipling, stopped short at one very important line. It says, ‘If neither force nor loving friends can hurt you if all men count with you, but none too much. And the next line, which is there on the Wimbledon Centre Court, I think is very important. ‘If you can meet with triumph and disaster and treat those two imposters just the same.’ At the end is what she (the compere) said – ‘And which is more, you’ll be a Man, my son!” The CJI further claimed that though the pandemic has posed a lot of questions on access to justice, it has paved the way for modernising the courtroom. “Though building more courtrooms are necessary and important, there was very little emphasis on modernising existing courtrooms…I see a trend of having smaller courtrooms in the future because of Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad’s ministry. The e-filing and the data which can be contained, is going to take away the need for many storage rooms.” Speaking about the rule of law in medieval Goa, Justice Bobde said, “The most significant Kingdom to conquer and rule Goa were the Kadambas. From the 10th to 14th century and administered Justices on a basis of ancient Hindu texts. The judicial system was headed by a CJ known as a Dharma Adhyaksh.” Justice NV Ramana, addressed as the upholder of civil liberties, also spoke at the gathering, emphasizing the importance of sufficient infrastructure for access to justice, especially in district courts. “After independence, the judiciary has not progressed at an equal pace as compared to other branches of the State… the judiciary is considered rigid due to its procedural requirement. Integrating science and technology in the Judiciary has been an uphill task,” he said. “We have all witnessed courts operating from, old dilapidated structures and rented premises, without proper record rooms or even staff. There are premises without waiting-rooms and washrooms, creche services. Situations like these have an adverse impact on the qualitative dispensation of justice.” he said. Justice Ramana said, “We can assert true accessibility when a person with maximum disadvantage can still knock on the doors of a court of justice.” He explained that the Centre and States need to cooperate and create a National Judicial Infrastructure Corporation as a one-time measure, to cater to the need for judicial infrastructure in the country. “Such a corporation would bring the uniformity and standardization required to revolutionize judicial infrastructure.” Justice Ramana elaborated that “Considering the intricacies involved in the judicial process,” a sustainable and inclusive model of modernisation of judicial infrastructure is necessary. “Undeniably strengthening judicial infrastructure is the most important tool to reduce the pendency of cases to clear backlog. However, the understanding of judicial infrastructure has to transcend beyond issues of pendency vacancy or the numberer of courtrooms. It should involve modernisation up-gradation and creating a barrier-free, environment,” he said. He further said that lawyers have been at the forefront of the freedom struggle and it is important for them to take up more pro bono cases in today’s times. “If senior lawyers do at least two pro-bono cases a month, it would change the legal aid landscape of the country and will increase the quality of service.” Justice Ramana further praised CJI Bobde for his efforts during the pandemic, keeping the justice delivery system alive through virtual hearings. Union Law and Judiciary Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that during the Covid lockdown 82 lakh cases were heard through VC, in all, “59309 by SC; 27,58,560 cases by HCs; 54,46,876 cases by subordinate courts. The Bombay HC including Goa heard over 64000 cases.” he said. He spoke about the landmark judgements that have come from Goa in the field of environment, conservation and sustainable development. “The concerns those judgements have flagged will always be relevant.” Regarding the increasing trend of frivolous PILs and expecting certain type of judgements through popular opinion on social media, Prasad said, “They file a PIL and start a trend on social media that only a certain type of judgment should come in the case. And if it doesn’t come, they start criticising the judges. The judiciary needs to be independent .. this “campaign justice” just isn’t acceptable.” The dignitaries at the event were CJI Bobde, Union Minister Law and Judiciary Ravi Shankar Prasad, Justice NV Ramana , Justice BR Gavai, Justice AM Khanvilkar, CJ Bombay HC Dipankar Datta, CM of Goa Pramod Sawant, Justices AA Sayyed and SS Shinde and Law Minister of Goa Nilesh Cabral. TagsChief Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde Uniform Civil Code Goa Next Storylast_img read more

Patient waiting on trolley for two days at LUH

first_imgIts emerged that a patient at Letterkenny University Hospital has been waiting over two days for a bed on a ward.The patient who was admitted earlier this week is currently on a trolley placed on a corridor in the hospital from where they have to make their way to another ward to use toilet and shower facilities.Councillor Micheal Cholm MacGiolla Easbuig who was contacted by the patient, a constituent of his, says this is another unfortunate reminder of the Governments failure to adequately fund the health system:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – May 2, 2019 Google+ Pinterest Facebookcenter_img Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Patient waiting on trolley for two days at LUH Previous articlePro-IRA graffiti emerges in area where Lyra McKee was shotNext articleHarps hoping to pass Students test News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

IFA asks why 33 Donegal townlands were excluded from ANC scheme

first_img Google+ Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Google+ Twitter IFA asks why 33 Donegal townlands were excluded from ANC scheme WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Facebook Previous article59 new deaths from Covid-19Next articleWind Energy now Ireland’s primary electricity source – IWEA News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Pinterest Twitter Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Community Enhancement Programme open for applications The IFA is asking the Agriculture Minister to outline why hundreds of townlands have been excluded from the ANC scheme.The scheme provides support to farmers in Areas of Natural Constraint, but after dozens of Donegal townlands were excluded in a recent review, only a handful were reinstated on appeal.Following that review in 2018, an extra 2,154 townlands were included, but 699 were excluded. Of those, 48 were in Donegal, the third highest figure in the state after Wexford and Offaly. No new Donegal townlands were included.IFA sought to have an independent appeals process put in place, and 308 townlands appealed their exclusion.35 of those were in Donegal, but only three succeeded, with 32 appeals rejected. Again, that’s the third highest number of rejections in the country.The IFA says the ANC scheme supports up 100,000 farmers, and is worth €250m per annum on land that has production limitations.IFA is now calling on Minister Michael Creed to give full details of the decisions made in all areas, and to publish the data that determined the outcomes. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – April 29, 2020 WhatsApplast_img read more

e-business 5-minute Q & A

first_imge-business 5-minute Q & AOn 4 Jul 2000 in Personnel Today David Evans, 40, is head of HR at financial services company Virgin Direct and its e-business spin-off which launched last week. The dotcom aims to compete with the likes of Egg and It employs 140 permanent and contract staff; average age is 44PT You’re a traditional HR manager, how did you make the move to a dotcom company?DE I was headhunted by Virgin Direct from Independent Insurance. We started the project last November. If you had have asked me 12 months ago if I ever saw myself working at a dotcom company I would have said “no”. I wasn’t looking to leave Independent Insurance but you don’t get the chance to set up a new company every day of the week – not of this size or scale.PT Why do you think you were you headhunted?DE Virgin Direct was four years old when I joined in 1999 – the same age as Independent Insurance when I joined it in 1992 – so there were lots of parallels, such as getting professional HR practices and strategies in place, building the profile of HR in the business and adding value to all that we do.PT What have been the main challenges recruiting for an e-business?DE There have been two main ones – finding specialist IT people and working out the right rewards and benefit strategy. Several e-businesses have gone down the route of “selling the dream of being millionaires” through the successful growth of the dotcom business. Evidence has shown that has had to reconsider its strategies as its share price slides. We are focusing on salaries, bonuses linked to retention and a range of flexible benefits to suit the profile of our staff.PT You mentioned recruitment, what methods have you used?DE We placed job adverts on, The Sunday Times and two computer magazines. Candidates responded to a recruitment company in Manchester. We use a screen-to-screen system whereby candidates first watch a video about the company and its culture and are then given the option of deselecting if they wish. If they’re still interested, they go through an interview and psychometric testing. They are interviewed and filmed on a camcorder. They are all asked the same questions. The interviews are put onto CD-Rom and sent to us to watch so we can de-select if we wish. In one hour we can see footage of 15 candidates which would have taken something like five-and-half hours to see them traditionally.last_img read more