United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) Q12014 Presentation

first_imgUnited Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng)  2014 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileUnited Bank of Africa Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service product offering ranging from transactional accounts, overdrafts and mortgage finance to domiciliary deposits, treasury services, asset management services, bonds, money market deposits and risk management solutions. United Bank of Africa Plc supports the agricultural sector through an agricultural credit support scheme which includes agro processing, an outgrowers scheme, equipment and mechanisation scheme and a tree crops replacement scheme. Founded in 1948, the company  now has an extensive network of some 1 000 branches in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. United Bank of Africa Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Women’s World Cup 2017: Round Two review

first_imgNew Zealand 121-0 Hong KongCanada 15-0 WalesPool BEngland 56-13 ItalyUSA 43-0 SpainPool CIreland 24-14 JapanFrance 48-0 AustraliaThursday 17 August FixturesNew Zealand v Canada (noon)England v USA (2.30pm)Italy v Spain (2.45pm)Australia v Japan (5pm) The second day of action from the Women’s World Cup had thrills and spills aplenty, from Portia Woodman’s eight tries to Ireland’s spirited comeback against Japan.Things kicked off at noon at University College Dublin with New Zealand taking on World Cup debutants Hong Kong. The four-time world champions won 121-0 and ran in 19 tries in all – eight of them provided by winger Woodman, who is also the top try-scorer in Women’s Sevens Series history.“It was an awesome game,” said Player of the Match Woodman. “The girls on the inside of me did a lot of the work and made it easy for me to finish off.”The win puts the Black Ferns top of Pool A with a maximum ten points from their first two games and a huge points difference of +153. Yet the crunch game in this group is still to come – their contest with the world’s No 3 side Canada on Thursday.Stop sign: Canada’s Latoya Blackwood is wrapped up by the Welsh defence. Photo: Getty ImagesThe Canadians were made to work for a 15-0 win over Wales, whose defence was extremely impressive with Sioned Harries and Rachel Taylor standouts. The fact Canada failed to secure the expected four-try bonus point puts even more importance on Thursday’s match as they are off the pace in terms of the best runners-up spot with both England and USA on ten points in Pool B and France on the same in Pool C.England continued their title defence in the same vein as they opened it, scoring ten tries against Italy in a 56-13 win. Danielle Waterman, Emily Scarratt and Lydia Thompson all scored try braces while Marlie Packer made her presence felt in the tight and loose.“There were some really good bits in there individually and as a team, but there’s still plenty to work on and tidy up,” said skipper Scarratt.Leading role: England centre Emily Scarratt breaks against Italy. Photo: Getty ImagesHaving led only 12-0 at half-time in their game against Spain, the USA ran in five second-half tries for a 43-0 victory that puts them level on points with England ahead of their pool decider on Thursday afternoon.The defending world champions should win that one but they will be wary of the speed in the USA back-line and the Americans are definitely in the mix for the semi-finals with a maximum haul so far.FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREIn Pool C, France are in pole position having picked up a try bonus point in seeing off the challenge of Australia 48-0. It was Japan, however, who provided the biggest surprise of the day.With a well-drilled scrum and slick handling they scored two first-half tries against Ireland to lead 14-0 at the break. The Irish recovered to win 24-14, Paula Fitzpatrick scoring two tries and Alison Miller the other while the boot of Nora Stapleton provided nine points. If the hosts are to reach the semi-finals they must now beat France on Thursday night to ensure top spot in the pool.Power surge: Paula Fitzpatrick drives over for a try against Japan. Photo: Getty Images“We didn’t play well but we won,” said Ireland coach Tom Tierney. “We have to dust ourselves off and go again against France. The beauty of this tournament is the quick turnaround; we can’t feel sorry for ourselves, we have to get back on the horse and go again.“Japan had 61% possession in the first half; we can’t give France 61% possession and we have to play in the right areas. We have to improve in a number of areas to be competitive on Thursday.”If round two was good, round three promises to be a cracker. It’s all to play for!Pool A LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS A look at all the action from the second round of pool games at the Women’s World Cup in Dublin Great eight: Portia Woodman scored eight tries against Hong Kong. Photo: Getty Images TAGS: Highlight Wales v Hong Kong (5.15pm)France v Ireland (7.45pm)last_img read more

Cape Cod / Atelier Waechter

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/96782/cape-cod-atelier-waechter Clipboard 2010 Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/96782/cape-cod-atelier-waechter Clipboard ArchDaily CopyHouses•Portland, United States Cape Cod / Atelier Waechter “COPY” Year:  United States Architects: Atelier Waechter Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Cape Cod / Atelier WaechterSave this projectSaveCape Cod / Atelier Waechter Save this picture!© Sally Schoolmaster+ 10 Share Projects Photographs:  Sally SchoolmasterText description provided by the architects. This residential renovation by Atelier Waechter transformed an existing 1947 single story Cape Cod style house into a compact and functional 1,400 sqf modern dwelling. Simple clean lines, each level of the new house has a distinct character to meet the needs of the new inhabitants. Cape Cod received a 2010 AIA Portland Built Merit Award.Save this picture!© Sally SchoolmasterFollow the break for more photographs and drawings. Save this picture!© Sally SchoolmasterThe first floor living space is now one open room with living, dining and kitchen areas. Offset from the center of this room is a wooden box that contains “servant” spaces (stairs, powder room and storage). To go upstairs one literally steps into this wooden box creating a dramatic threshold between the main living space and the more private bedroom area above. Save this picture!© Sally SchoolmasterThe original Cape Cod roof was removed and a second floor was added for bedrooms. In stark contrast to the first floor, the spatial order is comprised of 4 rooms organized around the central stair. The mood is quiet and calm through the scale of the rooms and the soft texture of the carpeting. Save this picture!© Sally SchoolmasterThe open floor plan of the first floor reappears at the rooftop terrace. The diagram, once again, is a single room with a box “floating” off center. This time, however, the room perimeter consists of parapet walls which afford sweeping views of the neighborhood and distant mountains.Project gallerySee allShow lessLegacy of the River Suite / Ian Douglas-Jones + Ben RousseauArticlesAD Round Up: Housing Part VIArticles Share Photographs “COPY” CopyAbout this officeAtelier WaechterOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPortlandRefurbishmentHousesUnited StatesPublished on December 18, 2010Cite: “Cape Cod / Atelier Waechter” 18 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogHandshowerhansgroheHand ShowersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP VersoCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemMetal PanelsTrimoModular Metal Wall – Qbiss OneConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Gun Metal Grey with Arconic Tectur-Al™GlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationBeams / PillarsBlumer LehmannTimber Construction in Cambridge MosquePorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – 9Cento MosaicTiles / Mosaic / GresiteRakoFloor and Wall Tiles – Serie PiazzettaMore 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 streamlast_img read more

Rua do Canal 7 House / DNSJ.arq

first_img Portugal Projects Architects: DNSJ.arq Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Area:  1173 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/956654/rua-do-canal-7-house-dnsrq Clipboard Project Team:Nuno Simões / Sergio Rebelo / Cristina Duarte / José Pedro Fernandes / Luis RodriguesClients:Luis Gião MarquesEngineer:LNM Engenharia CivilCity:LagosCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Cortesia de DNSJ.arqRecommended ProductsCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedText description provided by the architects. Located in Lagos, Casa do Canal integrated itself in the local’s typical urban mesh, defined by the marginal plans of the facades and by the narrow streets leading to the houses. Due to the limited space, it was considered legitimate to enhance the construction capacity of the site, stretching the building vertically. The house has only one front to the street, flanked by two buildings, built side by side and a back front where the interior space breathes through a small patio.The house is on two floors with access at ground level. The common spaces are located on the ground floor. In the upper floor is located the private area. A staircase leads to the partially covered terrace where a cooling tank is installed. In expressive terms, the project contemplates several changes to the previously licensed project, mainly visible in the exterior façade. The spatial definition of the lower level has been maintained, developing the upper level with a contemporary architectural expression.Save this picture!Cortesia de DNSJ.arqSave this picture!Cortesia de DNSJ.arqThe necessity to protect both thermally and in terms of security led to the proposal of an external system of shutters, executed with perforated phenolic panels, with a white finish. These shutters, when closed, form a unitary set giving to the front a continuous character. The perforation proposed for the panels assumes a decorative character, with geometric motifs which refer to an Islamic nature’s taste. These openings guarantee effective natural ventilation while protecting from the strong summer sun.Save this picture!Cortesia de DNSJ.arqSave this picture!Cortesia de DNSJ.arqThe terraces floor will have traditional “Santa Catarina” tile mosaics. The top edge of the perimetral walls is completed with rows of prefabricated concrete elements, “olive leaf” type, painted white. The door takes on a strong colour, painted with “almagre” red paint, a colour traditionally used in this region.Save this picture!Cortesia de DNSJ.arqSave this picture!Section 02Save this picture!Cortesia de DNSJ.arqProject gallerySee allShow lessLa Extraviada House / em-estudioSelected ProjectsAnnouncement on the International Tendering for Schematic Design and Whole-process D…Built Projects & Masterplans Share Save this picture!Cortesia de DNSJ.arq+ 22Curated by Matheus Pereira Sharecenter_img CopyHouses, Renovation•Lagos, Portugal Rua do Canal 7 House / DNSJ.arq Rua do Canal 7 House / DNSJ.arqSave this projectSaveRua do Canal 7 House / DNSJ.arq 2019 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/956654/rua-do-canal-7-house-dnsrq Clipboard Year:  ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeDNSJ.arqOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationLagosPortugalPublished on February 10, 2021Cite: “Rua do Canal 7 House / DNSJ.arq” [Casa Rua do Canal 7 / DNSJ.arq] 10 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Alan Whitman Named to REP. Magazine’s 2012 “Top 100 Wirehouse Advisors In America”

first_imgBusiness Newsmaker Alan Whitman Named to REP. Magazine’s 2012 “Top 100 Wirehouse Advisors In America” From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 | 3:29 pm Subscribe 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCouples Who Stuck With Each Other Despite The Cheating ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Instagram Girls Women Obsess OverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Morgan Stanley Smith Barney announced today that Alan B Whitman, a Managing Director, Financial Advisor in the Firm’s Pasadena office, has been named to REP. magazine’s annual list of “Top 100 Wirehouse Advisors In America.”REP. magazine’s “Top 100 Wirehouse Advisors” is a select group of individuals who are ranked exclusively on assets under management custodied at their firm. Only advisors for whom 60 percent or more of assets correspond to retail clients were eligible for the list.“I am extremely proud that Alan B Whitman is representing Morgan Stanley Smith Barney on this list,” commented Mr. Epinger, Manager of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Pasadena office. “This listing recognizes an elite group of dedicated financial professionals.”Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, a global leader in wealth management, provides access to a wide range of products and services to individuals, businesses and institutions, including brokerage and investment advisory services, financial and wealth planning, credit and lending, cash management, annuities and insurance, retirement and trust services. For further information aboutMorgan Stanley Smith Barney, please visit www.morganstanleysmithbarney.com.Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm’s employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries. For further information about Morgan Stanley, please visit www.morganstanley.com. Community Newslast_img read more

“Not good enough” — Limerick politician disappointed as it emerges Covid…

first_imgEmail Print Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Today the HSE announced a “free, walk-in, no appointment testing facility”, will operate out of Mick Neville Park sports-ground in Rathkeale, for the local community, from 10am-7pm, this Friday.However when asked to clarify if the facility would be open seven days a week or less, a HSE spokesman responded: “No, this is a one off additional test facility for tomorrow only, nothing after that as we now have Gaelic Grounds and St Jospeh’s Health Campus”.Two full-time testing centres are operating seven days a week at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick GAA stadium on the outskirts of the Treaty City, as well as on the grounds of St Joseph’s Health Campus on Mulgrave Street.The HSE spokesman said that person’s attending the Rathkeale facility must “bring their date of birth and up to date contact telephone information with them, and adhere to public health guidelines around physical distancing at the venue”.The testing centre will be available for those who “live in the Rathkeale area and are interested in getting tested for Covid 19”.The spokesman added: “In order to protect individual people, families, neighbours and the community, it is sometimes very important to actively look for cases of Covid-19”.“Some people who are infectious might not have any symptoms at all (asymptomatic) or their symptoms might be so mild as to be almost unnoticeable. This characteristic of Covid-19 infection makes it difficult to prevent spread of infection and protect people. Active case finding helps us to pick up unknown cases of infection who might cause ‘invisible’ spread of infection and for us to put in protective measures.”Persons who having attended the Rathkeale facility and who test negative for the virus, will receive results via “text message”.This process could take “up to five days”, the spokesman said, meanwhile persons who test positive will be communicated with “over the phone”.“If you recently came to Ireland and have to restrict your movements for 14 days, you should continue to do so even if you have received a negative COVID-19 test result until the 14 day period is completed,” the spokesman added.When told the Rathkeale facility was a “one off”, local Fianna Fáil councillor Kevin Sheehan responded: “Its not good enough, a full time test centre is required”.Cllr Sheahan said he “formally proposed” a motion last Tuesday “calling on the Minister for Health and Department of Health to provide a testing facility in Rathkeale, that we would have a lot of visitors coming to Rathkeale between now and Christmas”.“A test centre permanently based in Rathkeale up until January is what is required,” Cllr Sheahan added. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A Covid-19 test centre is to open in Rathkeale, Co Limerick, but it will operate as a “one off additional test facility for tomorrow only”, a HSE spokesman said, Thursday. Twitter Last week two local politicians, Independent Cllr Emmett O’Brien  and Cllr Adam Teskey, Fine Gael, raised concerns of a potential outbreak in Rathkeale, with booth claiming they had information that a large group of people were en route to the town from Eastern Europe.Cllr O’Brien had stated that because of this, he feared Rathkeale would become “the Lombardy of Ireland” – Lombardi was previously the worst hit region in Italy at the height of the pandemic.“The point is our inability to detain people (at ports and airports) who are unwilling to self-isolate, that’s the real issue. Where are our local government ministers, are they too busy playing golf?,” Cllr O’Brien said.He added a “local lockdown would destroy Limerick”, and that, “there are a number of effected people in Rathkeale already who are not self-isolating and the last thing I want is to have Limerick locked down, because of the effect it will have on mental health, on cardiac services, on diagnoses of cancers”.Reacting to news of the Rathkeale facility being opened tomorrow Cllr O’Brien said: “I think there still remains a significant threat that the risk of infected people travelling from abroad before the end of September.”“The testing facility at Mick Neville Park is a welcome development, but we must remain vigilant but without losing focus in what remains important, our families, social cohesion and our ability to put food on the table for our loved ones,” he added.Cllr Adam Teskey, Fine Gael, had, prior to today’s announcement about the Rathkeale test facility, stated that he was “aware there is people returning home from Europe and people have gone abroad and are returning home” and that he shared the concerns of local people.“People are coming into airports and port terminals and they are not being tested, and I can see a massive increase in Covid-19 cases as a result of that in Co Limerick,” he said in an interview September 2. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSCoronaviruscovid19Keeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival center_img LimerickNews“Not good enough” — Limerick politician disappointed as it emerges Covid test centre in Rathkeale will only operate as a “one off” this FridayBy David Raleigh – September 10, 2020 1801 Designed by Freepik Linkedin WhatsApp Reacting to today’s HSE announcement, Cllr Teskey said: “Prevention is better than the cure, and I welcome that something is being done which will restore confidence in the community and the County at large, and that Rathkeale in particular will be one of the safer communities where people will continue to do business.” Facebook Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleWho’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 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UK speeds up vaccinations: All adults get 1st jab by July 31

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 21, 2021 TAGS  WhatsApp Pinterest Local NewsBusinessUS NewsWorld News Facebook Twitter UK speeds up vaccinations: All adults get 1st jab by July 31 Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleWith heavy hearts, Italians mark year of COVID-19 outbreakNext articleDrought-stricken West holds out for more than just dry snow Digital AIM Web Support Twitterlast_img read more

New republican group calling itself “The IRA” claims Black murder

first_imgNews Twitter By News Highland – November 12, 2012 Twitter Google+ Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp New republican group calling itself “The IRA” claims Black murder Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleWork to start on Colaiste Ailigh building after contract is signedNext articleWillie Mc Keeney’s killers will serve at least 16 years News Highland A new republican paramilitary group calling itself the IRA is claiming responsibility for the murder of prison officer David Black earlier this month.In a statement released to the Irish News in Belfast – the group say the killing was in direct response to the conditions in Magaberry Prison, where Tyrone born Mr. Black worked.52-year-old father of two David Black was shot dead on the M1 in Co Armagh on the First of November as he drove to work.Today a newly formed republican paramilitary group calling itself the IRA has claimed responsibility for the killing.In a statement to the Irish News newspaper group in Belfast the group said it is a successor to the provisional IRA which disbanded after the Belfast agreement in 1998.The new organisation is a coalition of dissident groups formed earlier this year.It said the killing was a direct response to what it said was the degradation of Republican Prisoners at Magaberry jail where nationalists have been protesting against strip searches.center_img Google+ WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Nanded gurudwara Dusshera procession: SC Directs Maharashtra SDMC To Take A Decision [Read Order]

first_imgTop StoriesNanded gurudwara Dusshera procession: SC Directs Maharashtra SDMC To Take A Decision [Read Order] Radhika Roy19 Oct 2020 1:50 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday directed the Nanded Sikh Gurudwara Sachkand Shri Hazur Abchalnagar Sahib Board to approach the Secretary, Disaster Management Department and for the State authorities to hear the plea by tomorrow. A Bench headed by Justice L. Nageswara Rao, was hearing a plea, filed by the Gurudwara, seeks for permission to conduct “Dusshera, Takht Isnan, Deepmala and…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Monday directed the Nanded Sikh Gurudwara Sachkand Shri Hazur Abchalnagar Sahib Board to approach the Secretary, Disaster Management Department and for the State authorities to hear the plea by tomorrow.  A Bench headed by Justice L. Nageswara Rao, was hearing a plea, filed by the Gurudwara, seeks for permission to conduct “Dusshera, Takht Isnan, Deepmala and Gurta Gaddi” procession as the per the three centuries-old custom. In today’s hearing, Advocate Praveen Chaturvedi, appearing on behalf of the Petitioners, submitted that the Centre had issued guidelines and the State had previously not raised objections while granting permission to a Jain temple. “As far as guidelines are concerned, for marriage 50 persons are allowed. We are also not asking for public participation. There will be 50 persons, on a limited route”, stated Chaturvedi.Justice Rao noted that while 40-50 persons in the procession were fine, it would not be possible to control if the procession took place on the road and that there was a health risk involved. He further referred to the Jagannath Puri case wherein the State of Odisha had imposed a curfew to allow the procession. Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta, appearing on behalf of the Centre, submitted before the Bench that the Centre had been unlocking the country and reopening since 30th May. He informed the Court that religious/political/social functions had been allowed from 21st September. “The 30th September guidelines allowed gatherings of upto 100 persons, and more than 100 persons, outside containment zones, subject to conditions. They could consider doing the procession early in the morning, so only those who are participating in the religious function will join. Otherwise, other people will come on the road. The procession is 1.5km, they could consider holding it between 7-9am”, submitted the SG. The Bench asked the SG, “Would you agree that 100 persons is the guidelines, but States can take decision as per the conditions on the ground? If you see the State’s affidavit, they have said that so many festivals which involved processions have been banned. Ganesh Chaturthi etc. were banned. If we allow this, other festivals will ask for permission”. SG responded that this was not a festival which was celebrated across Maharashtra and it was restricted only to Nanded; a community with small numbers. The Counsel for State of Maharashtra then made his arguments before the Court. He submitted that the letter sent by the Gurudwara on 28th September stated that lakhs of people would come. “People from all over the country gather. Emotions are charged. It may not be possible to maintain the SOPs of the government. Our Experience has shown that these kind of 50-60 people congregations are not possible. More people turn up”, submitted the Counsel. In response to whether the procession could be conducted in the wee hours of the morning, the Counsel stated that despite Ganpati being the most important festival in Maharashtra and a similar request being made, the State had not permitted the same. He went on to submit that, “MHA Guidelines are guidelines. It’s for the State to consider the situation. Maharashtra has borne the brunt of COVID cases. Look at the list of festivals we did not permit. Ganpati, Rakshabandhan, Muharram, Ashadh Purnima. Look at the danger of allowing gatherings. 40 persons came together in Kalyan to celebrate in one house. One of them was COVID positive. 38 members of the family became positive after that”. The Counsel further submitted that the law enforcement agencies had also expressed that they would not able to control the crowd in a charged atmosphere and in light of the same, the State had had taken considered reasonable stand. “Parameters of judicial review must be kept in mind. Safeguards to be observed are under the administrative authorities. Assessment of the situation is based on the ground reality. It’s within the administrative authority of the State. Court’s jurisdiction comes in the decision making is done in an arbitrary manner. Here, the decision making is based on ground reality”. The Court, at this juncture, noted that the Court could not interfere in this matter when the State itself was saying that it was difficult. “Unlock guidelines are being issued. Now even Metro is being opened. Health Minister made a statement that numbers in Kerala have gone up because of gatherings. If there is a change in situation now in Maharashtra, go to the High Court. Things are changing, things are opening up, they cannot keep relying on what happened earlier”, observed the Bench. Accordingly, the Supreme Court directed the Petitioners to approach the Secretary, Disaster Management Department and directed the State authorities to hear the plea by tomorrow. In the instant plea, the State of Maharashtra had filed an Affidavit before the Supreme Court stating that conducting the festivities in accordance with the customs would not be feasible on account of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was further submitted that, based on past experiences, it would not be possible to monitor compliance of the restrictions imposed during such religious functions and that there would be an irreversible spread of the virus as a consequence. The Reply Affidavit on behalf of Disaster Management, Relief and Rehabilitation Department noted that the “conscious decision” taken by the State Government to not allow religious functions and to not permitting congregations was “fully justified and needs no interference at the hands of this Hon’ble Court in the exercise of its extra-ordinary constitution writ jurisdiction”. The Reply further goes on to state that in order to maintain physical health, various decisions have by taken by the State Government, which may appear harsh, but is in the larger interest of the citizens. “The State is alive to the fact that such decisions have caused great inconvenience to various sections of its citizens, like voiced in the present Writ Petition. However, when it comes to balancing between maintenance of public health of citizens of the State on the one hand and various rights enshrined in the Constitution of India (including the right guaranteed under Article 25) on the other hand, all such rights must pave way to the maintenance of public health of the citizens”. Stating that there had been no violation of the fundamental rights of the Petitioner and that exercise of Article 25 was subject to health, the Reply contended that there were no grounds which warranted the entertainment of the instant plea.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]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

Overlooked evidence in Hania Noelia Aguilar murder case leads to investigator’s firing

first_imgD-Keine/iStock(LUMBERTON, N.C.) — The sheriff’s office in North Carolina’s Robeson County fired an investigator following an internal probe into overlooked evidence that might have saved the life of 13-year-old Hania Noelia Aguilar, who was abducted, sexually assaulted and killed in November.Robeson County Sheriff Burnis Wilkins, Jr. announced in a press release Thursday that he had terminated investigator Darryl McPhatter based on findings from the probe. McPhatter had previously been suspended after preliminary findings.Major Anthony Thompson, who was also suspended, resigned from his post with the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 9. He served in law enforcement for more than 34 years, according to Wilkins.“The dedicated men and women of the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office are proud public servants. My expectations of them are to serve the public with the utmost respect and to the best of their ability as trained law enforcement professionals,” the sheriff said in a statement Thursday.Aguilar was kidnapped outside her family’s home in Lumberton just before dawn on Nov. 5. Three weeks later, her body was found in a lake some 10 miles away.Michael Ray McLellan, 34, was arrested on Dec. 8 and faces 10 felonies relating to Aguilar’s killing: first-degree murder, first-degree forcible rape, statutory rape, first-degree sexual offense, statutory sexual offense, first-degree kidnapping, larceny, restraint, abduction of a child and concealment of death, according to a press release from the FBI.The following week, Robeson County District Attorney Johnson Britt revealed that the sheriff’s office had DNA evidence linking McLellan as a possible suspect in a 2016 rape, but investigators never followed up.An email including that information was sent to the sheriff’s office in 2017, copying the district attorney’s office, according to Britt.At that point, Britt said that information should have given the sheriff’s office probable cause to seek a search warrant, obtain a DNA sample from McLellan and compare that sample to the 2016 rape kit.“I don’t know what happened, if it got lost at the sheriff’s department, if it got buried on somebody’s desk, if it got placed in records division there and just vanished,” Britt told reporters on Dec. 12. “In all likelihood, had this gone forward and we established a case against him at that time, Hania would not have died. And for that, I can’t tell you how much that hurts, I can’t tell you how sorry I am.”The Thursday press release did not say McPhatter was fired in connection to Aguilar’s case. But the sheriff confirmed to ABC’s Durham station WTVD that McPhatter was being investigated in relation to overlooked DNA in a 2016 rape case that might have put Aguilar’s killer behind bars before he had a chance to harm her.“It angers me and I’ve got to deal with it,” Wilkins told WTVD in a recent interview. “To know that that happened, to know the reports didn’t follow the proper channels, that further investigation wasn’t done, interviews weren’t done properly — I have a major issue with that.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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