East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) 2006 Abridged Report

first_imgEast African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2006 abridged results.For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug)  2006 abridged results.Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited produces and distributes a range of beer and spirit brands and non-alcoholic beverages for local consumption in Uganda. Popular brands include Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Guinness, Pilsner, White Cap Lager, Allsopps Lager, Balozi Lager, Senator Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Kenya Cane, Chrome Vodka and Ciroc. East African Breweries has operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan; and exports alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to Rwanda, Burundi and the Great Lakes region. Subsidiary companies include Kenya Breweries Limited, Uganda Breweries Limited, East African Breweries (Mauritius) Limited, International Distillers Uganda Limited and East African Maltings (Kenya) Limited. Established in 1922, the group has its headquarters in Ruaraka, near the capital of Nairobi. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

4 things you can do to improve your financial security

first_img Views expressed in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 4 things you can do to improve your financial security Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA Edward Sheldon, CFA | Saturday, 22nd February, 2020 Research shows many Britons are worried about their financial security. For example, a 2019 Close Brothers study found that 94% of UK employees suffer money worries, while only four out of 10 employees are confident they’ll be able to retire at the age they want to. Meanwhile, another recent study by Aegon found that 41% of UK employees are concerned that their savings won’t last throughout retirement.If you’re worried about financial security, the key is to take charge of your finances sooner rather than later. With that in mind, here’s a look at four smart moves that could put you in a better position financially and reduce your related stress.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Pay off debtOne of the first things to do is to pay off high-interest-rate debt (such as credit card debt) as soon as possible. This kind of debt can really set you back and prevent you from achieving your financial goals. Paying it off won’t only put you in a stronger position financially but it’ll also take a huge weight off your shoulders.Build an emergency fundOnce your debt is sorted, the next thing to do is to build up an emergency savings fund. This is a stash of money designed to protect you against financial shocks, such as losing your job or being hit with a large unexpected medical bill. Aim to build up enough money to cover at least three months’ worth of expenses – this will ensure you’ll have a financial buffer and provide peace of mind.Save within tax-efficient accountsThe next smart move I’d recommend making is taking advantage of tax-free savings allowances and incentives the government has put in place for those willing to save for retirement. A good place to start could be a Stocks and Shares ISA. Here, you can put away up to £20,000 per year, completely tax-free.Alternatively, if you’re saving for retirement, you could contribute to a Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) account. The advantage of saving into this type of account is that the government tops up your contributions. These government top-ups could help boost your pension savings and reduce stress in relation to retirement.Invest your moneyFinally, the most important step if you want to be financially secure, is to get your money working for you. This means investing it, as opposed to just saving it.One of the most effective ways to grow your money is by investing it in the stock market. While stocks can be volatile in the short term, they tend to produce fantastic returns over the long run. For example, since 1984, the main UK stock market index, the FTSE 100, has returned around 9% per year on average. Meanwhile, the main US stock market index, the S&P 500, has returned around 10% per year since 1926.That kind of return could make a huge difference to your wealth over time. For example, save £5,000 per year and earn 9% on your money, and you could be looking at savings of over £250,000 after 20 years. Add in the government SIPP bonuses (20% tax relief for basic-rate taxpayers) and you could be looking at retirement savings of roughly £320,000.Having that amount of money available for retirement is likely to ease your financial worries significantly. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

Japan v Scotland to go ahead at Rugby World Cup

first_imgsome vehicles going into and around certain parts of the facility pic.twitter.com/LZbXHaaVec— Alan Dymock (@AlanDymock) October 12, 2019It is being advised that transport operations throughout Yokohama and beyond will progressively resume normal service through the day. You can find ongoing updates via the @Japan2019_ENG fan information Twitter account.Related: Decisive pool matches down the yearsIt was also stated: “As Yokohama International Stadium is located within the engineered flood defences of Yokohama City, there will be significant amounts of water in the surrounding floodplains and river. This is normal and should not alarm fans.” Something to cheer about: Japan and Scotland fans will be happy (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The all-important showdown in Pool A will play out in Yokohama, despite fears of cancellation after Typhoon Hagibis hit Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.center_img Japan v Scotland to go ahead at Rugby World CupIt’s happening – Japan and Scotland get the chance to play for the right to make the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals, in Yokohama.There were fears the game would be cancelled for safety and logistical reasons, following the arrival of Typhoon Hagibis on Friday. However, after an inspection of the ground and study of local infrastructure, tournament organisers agreed that it was safe to go on with the fixtures. This includes allowing fans into the ground.Related: All you need to know about Japan v ScotlandIn a statement from Rugby World Cup organisers it was said: “The decision was taken following a comprehensive assessment of the venue and associated infrastructure on Sunday morning in partnership with the host city. World Rugby and the Japan Rugby 2019 Organising Committee would like to thank everyone involved for their significant efforts to enable the match to be played as scheduled following one of largest and most powerful typhoons to hit Japan in recent years. Transport operations in and around Yokohama will progressively return to normal service levels throughout the day and we will provide ongoing updates via the @Japan2019_ENG fan information Twitter account throughout the day.#RWCyokohama #RWC2019— Rugby World Cup 2019™ Fan Information (@Japan2019_ENG) October 13, 2019After a time of understandably high tensions, it’s game on!Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features.Also make sure you know about the Groups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links. IT’S ON!Japan and Scotland will play out their final game in Rugby World Cup pool A, in Yokohama pic.twitter.com/HAK2BgchTi— Rugby World (@Rugbyworldmag) October 13, 2019“Fans attending Sunday night’s match are advised to check travel operator information before departing and plan to arrive early as it may take longer than usual to enter the stadium. Fans should also expect a significantly reduced level of spectator service in terms of catering and merchandise sales owing to limitations on venue staff availability as a result of the typhoon.Related: Should there ever be cancelled games?“To ensure the best-possible fan experience, the decision has been made to allow fans to bring non-alcoholic beverage into the venue for personal consumption. All drinks will be decanted into cups at the point of entry. This change in policy will only be operational for this match. As per the earlier announcement, fans are permitted to bring food into venues for personal consumption.”On a day of uncertainty, our own Alan Dymock headed to the ground early to see what activity was like at the ground – as well as the below, you can read his full thread starting here.last_img read more

Kenyan churches join ‘Colour in Faith’ project

first_img Submit a Press Release Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Africa, Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis By Gavin DrakePosted Aug 17, 2016 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit an Event Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Albany, NY [Anglican Communion News Service] A number of churches, mosques and other religious temples in Kenya are being painted yellow as part of an initiative to bring people of different faiths together. The Colour in Faith project is “an art orchestration that creates a space for the expression of faith in humanity and universal values.”Full article. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Press Release Service Featured Eventscenter_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Tampa, FL Rector Hopkinsville, KY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Anglican Communion Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Tags Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Bath, NC Kenyan churches join ‘Colour in Faith’ project Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI last_img read more

House of Pavilions / Architecture Paradigm

first_img Text description provided by the architects. Bangalore is an open ended city having a nonconformist cultural agenda unlike other cities in India. It offers a sense of conceptual freedom, allowing us as architects to explore the diverse conditions arising out of juxtaposition of histories and different cultures. We strive through our work to give an expression to the layers that so vividly characterizes this landscape. Save this picture!Courtesy of Architecture ParadigmRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacRenders / 3D AnimationAUGmentectureAugmented Reality Platform – AUGmentecture™Bulbs / Spots / Wall LightsiGuzziniLight Effects – TrickWhen planning to build a residence here in the urban context there are certain concerns that need to be addressed, arising out of its multivalent conditions. Here issues of density, deep rooted cultural orientations, security, privacy, pollution, modest budgets and the labour intensive building industry are seen as potent local forces shaping architecture in the subcontinent in an age where the notion of globalization has entered the political, economic and cultural discourse. Save this picture!Courtesy of Architecture ParadigmDesigned for three generations living under one roof which is a common situation in this area, the house of pavilions is an attempt at exploring emerging conditions. The three generations also implies an accretive attitude that allows slow accumulation or addition of things, remaining flexible with future growth and changes. Being located in a gated community on the edge of the city offers opportunities to explore this relatively new phenomenon which promises an escape from the hostilities of the dense city while still being connected to it. These communities are sought after and are desirable places for luxury lifestyles which demand a strong connection to the outdoors. Save this picture!Courtesy of Architecture ParadigmDue to the favorable climatic conditions, the idea of a shelter in Bangalore could be as minimal as an open pavilion with just a roof over it. There are few examples of these temporal structures used as markers, places of rest or as summer palaces in the past. Though the setting here in this case is not rustic isolation by the beach, a river front or in a forest clearing, it still offers the possibility of opening out to the landscape compared to the city house amidst dense and tighter conditions.Save this picture!Courtesy of Architecture ParadigmOpen spaces in the context of traditional Indian houses have always played a crucial role usually seen as extensions of indoor spaces or as outdoor rooms which supported a wide variety of functions. An ideal example would be the courtyards which served as gathering spaces or sleeping areas during the summer, while at the same time helped in controlling light and temperatures keeping the houses cool in the hot summers.Save this picture!Courtesy of Architecture ParadigmProject gallerySee allShow lessInternational Design Ideas Competition Entry / AETER ArchitectsArticlesSTREET WORKS CompetitionArticles Share Year:  India ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/155884/house-of-pavilions-architecture-paradigm Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/155884/house-of-pavilions-architecture-paradigm Clipboard Architects: Architecture Paradigm Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!Courtesy of Architecture Paradigm+ 24 Share CopyHouses•Bangalore, India “COPY” House of Pavilions / Architecture Paradigm “COPY” ArchDaily 2011 Projects Houses House of Pavilions / Architecture ParadigmSave this projectSaveHouse of Pavilions / Architecture Paradigm CopyAbout this officeArchitecture ParadigmOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBangaloreHousesIndiaPublished on August 04, 2011Cite: “House of Pavilions / Architecture Paradigm” 04 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSafety Window Films in Associated Watch and Jewelry BuyersFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MWindowsAir-LuxSliding Windows for High-Rise BuildingsSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60Manuals & AdviceSikaFirestop SystemsMetal PanelsAmerican MetalcraftRainscreen – RS300Curtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWaste Containers / Recycling BinsPunto DesignLitter Bin – PapilonSound BoothsFramerySoundproof Phone Booths – Framery OneCarpetsnanimarquinaRugs – ShadeMore 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! 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Voting opens on Partners in Fundraising Awards shortlist

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Best Digital/Tech Partner – Charity FacingCharity ChoiceiBid EventsVe InteractiveWealthEngine The Institute of Fundraising is inviting its members to vote on the shortlisted entries for its Partners in Fundraising Awards 2014. The awards, now in their second year, recognise the contribution of partners and suppliers who work with the fundraising sector.The judges, chaired by Kevin Kibble, have drawn up the shortlist, and voting is open until 6 December. The awards ceremony will take place on 21 January 2014 at the Hurlingham Club in London.Institute of Fundraising CEO Peter Lewis said:“It’s important we celebrate, recognise and reward the very best partners in fundraising, who work alongside our charity members to help raise more money for their causes. That’s why the PiFA’s were created. The ceremony in 2013 was an amazingly positive experience for the charities and their partners as they celebrated their achievements together and I look forward to seeing the same for 2014.”The shortlist for the Partners in Fundraising Awards (PiFA’s) is: Best Creative AgencyOn AgencyPurple Flame MediaWatson Phillips Norman About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Best Digital/Tech Partner – Donor FacingeBay for CharityEveryclickFundraising InitiativesJustGivingMediaLab Group Best Face to Face Fundraising AgencyFlow Caritas LtdFundraising InitiativesHOME Fundraising Best Giving PlatformBlackbaudCharity ChoiceEveryclick/Give As You LiveJustGivingOpenMarketVirgin Money Giving Best Supporter Care PartnerThe judges have elected to select the winner in this category, which is therefore not open to vote. Best New InnovationBarclays BankCFP LimitedPlayMobValldata ServicesWatson Phillips Norman Best Lottery ProviderInstinctiv (Brightsource)Lotto NetworkSterling Management Centre Ltd Voting opens on Partners in Fundraising Awards shortlist Best Special/Challenge Events PartnerCharity ChallengeClassic Tours Most committed individual to the sectorThe judges have elected to select the winner in this category, which is therefore not open to vote. Best Payroll Giving Partner Advertisement Best Database SupplierBlackbaudDonorflexHarlequin SoftwareWealthEngine Best Recruitment AgencyFlow CaritasTPP Not For Profit Best Direct Marketing PartnerBrightsourceEDMMEDIA UKOn AgencyMediaLab GroupResponse OneThe Good Agency Howard Lake | 22 November 2013 | News Best Telephone Fundraising AgencyEthicallListen FundraisingPell & Bales Bell FundraisingSharing the Caring Payroll GivingWorkplace Giving UK Most committed company to the sectorBrightsourceGive As You LiveICAPJustGivingPell & BalesThe Recycling Factory Tagged with: Awards Consulting & Agencies Institute of Fundraising Best Strategic/Fundraising ConsultancyThe judges have elected to select the winner in this category, which is therefore not open to vote.  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Prisoners rebel during pandemic

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Prioritizing prisons, police and punitive responses to social issues is a public health crisis. These approaches are only aggravated by the global coronavirus pandemic. Incarcerated people, whether they are in jails, prisons or migrant detention centers, are facing down death sentences in overcrowded facilities with limited access to sanitation as the virus spreads. Those who find themselves under these mutated forms of social and racial control stemming from white supremacy and colonialism are actively being put in harm’s way. In response, detainees across the globe are rightfully resisting in the face of deadly conditions.As the pandemic spreads, support grows to free all incarcerated people–at higher danger from infection and death. Here a 150-car caravan wheels through Philadelphia, April 9.Wherever you see incarcerated people lifting their voices and rising up for their survival, we see state repression. Prisons officials are using force in response to work strikes, hunger strikes and other forms of protest. Prisons are deliberately not designed with health in mind, and we are seeing some facilities respond to virus symptoms by separating infected people from overcrowded general populations into “segregation” or solitary confinement. By United Nations standards prolonged solitary confinement is torture.People need decarceration, health care and humane housing, not punishment. It is imperative we listen to those affected: “Jail and prison walls can’t contain the spread of the virus. What is on the outside will be on the inside, and what happens to our communities on the inside will affect us all.” (Free Them All Connecticut)Rebellions break outPrisoners in the large Yakima County (Washington state) jail righteously rose up on March 23 in rebellion over being huddled together during the COVID-19 epidemic.  Fifteen prisoners escaped. After 6 inmates tested positive for the COVID-19 virus at the Monroe Correctional Complex, Washington state facilities 30 miles northeast of Seattle, on April 9, 200 prisoners rebelled. Police, including state troopers, fired “blast balls” and pepper spray on the protesting prisoners.  Eighteen prisoners were put in “segregation.” Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has done nothing to stop the strain of overcrowding in state prisons, despite warnings from all health officials, including the World Health Organization. After one inmate tested positive at the Women’s Prison in Pierre, S.D., in late March, nine prisoners, including six who are Indigenous, successfully fled the fatal facility.  The warden of the prison has resigned, and while seven prisoners have been apprehended, two remain at large. (U.S. News & World Report, April 3)Lansing Correctional Facility in Kansas saw prisoners rebel after 12 of them and 16 guards tested positive for COVID-19. Prisoners swept through offices, broke windows and chairs, and set small fires in the facility before being corralled back under control. (Guardian, April 10) In a video of the uprising taken on a contraband cell phone and circulated online, guards were shown locked out of a section of the prison, while prisoners voiced their fears of the virus and concerns over the lack of health care. Corizon Health and the state of Kansas have been locked in a battle over the prison’s health care contract with the state. (KMBC News, April 10)No human being is illegal on stolen land!Migrants in detention in Immigration and Customs Enforcement processing facilities are facing the same fears about the virus as those in jails and prisons. At least four ICE processing facilities in the last week of March alone saw detainees peacefully protest against potentially lethal conditions with work and hunger strikes. The ICE processing facilities include Aurora Contract Detention Center in Denver;  the South Texas Processing Center in San Antonio; and Lasalle and Pine Prairie facilities in Louisiana. Those demanding humane conditions and/or their release were met with guards in riot gear, using pepper spray and rubber bullets to disperse  protesters into separate facilities. (Buzzfeed News, March 24)Over 350 people at Stewart Detention Center in Georgia went on a hunger strike on March 24. One Mexicana detainee, Ventura Quintanar-Rico, 32, said, “We’re just waiting to get infected! They’re not taking the most basic coronavirus precautions at this place. If one of us gets infected, all of us will, we are not able to stay 6 feet apart. We share space with 62 other people. We don’t want to die. It usually takes three to four days to get medical attention here.” (Mijente, March 27)Under racial and social state control, like many incarcerated people in jails, most migrants have not been lawfully convicted of anything. People held in ICE processing facilities often have come through ports of entry and applied for asylum, currently considered a legal route. Though the law has been used to codify and uphold systems of white supremacy and colonialism, no human being is illegal on stolen land!Prisoners protest ban on visitors at Poggioreale prison in Naples, Italy, March 8.The U.S. has exported its punitive prison system to at least 38 countries, according to the Alliance for Global Justice. Colombia saw at least 13 prison uprisings in the face of the coronavirus, leaving 23 dead. From inside La Picota, a Bogotá prison, inmate Oscar Sanchez, 42, called the clashes between prisoners and authorities “a massacre that until now has taken more lives than coronavirus in Colombia.” Hundreds of prisoners escaped after uprisings in four São Paulo facilities after Brazilian state officials suspended temporary leave permits for 34,000 inmates. (New York Times, March 22)Governors: Grant clemency from coast to coast!The fears driving these righteous rebellions are grounded in heartbreaking reality. The rate of coronavirus infection at Rikers Island in New York City and Cook County Jail in Chicago are among the highest in the world, with nearly 300 confirmed cases at Rikers and 400 confirmed cases in Cook County. (tinyurl.com/s9q27g6) Advocates and abolitionists have been warning officials against this very outcome in the early stages of the pandemic, only to be met with inaction from officials.From coast to coast, governors in the U.S. have the power to grant mass clemencies or reprieves.  Instead New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is banking that the masses of people do not care about those caged. New York continues to exploit prison labor to produce PPE and hand sanitizer. They are also paying prisoners less than the minimum wage to dig mass graves on Hart Island while continuing to incarcerate new people.To avoid genocide we need mass releases without exceptions and without ankle monitors or fines. The people in cages staring down the barrel of execution by virus are waking to the reality that they have very little to lose in resisting their conditions. The prison industries that profit off these deplorable conditions are willing to kill while trying to squeeze every last dime out of caged labor. The generative project of prison abolition that would transform social relations while meeting human needs is coming, whether the prison-industrial system is ready or not. Jim McMahan contributed information about the rebellion at the Monroe Correctional Complex in Washington state. last_img read more

Govt. Generating Lot Of Litigation Due To Ad-hocism In Recruitments, Promotions: Jammu And Kashmir HC [Read Judgement]

first_imgNews UpdatesGovt. Generating Lot Of Litigation Due To Ad-hocism In Recruitments, Promotions: Jammu And Kashmir HC [Read Judgement] Mehal Jain11 Aug 2020 10:17 PMShare This – xNoting that because of adhocism in recruitment and promotions, a lot of litigation is being generated by the government, the J & K HC has sought comments from the UT as to how this system can be put to an end and all recruitments and promotions are made strictly in terms of the Rules governing the post and not in-charge basis.”The system is being followed despite strict observations made…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?LoginNoting that because of adhocism in recruitment and promotions, a lot of litigation is being generated by the government, the J & K HC has sought comments from the UT as to how this system can be put to an end and all recruitments and promotions are made strictly in terms of the Rules governing the post and not in-charge basis.”The system is being followed despite strict observations made by Hon’ble the Supreme Court way back in the year 2000 in the case of Suraj Parkash Gupta’s case”, Justices Rajesh Bindal and Rajnesh Oswal said.In the said case, the practice of giving promotion on incharge basis without regular promotion was deprecated by Supreme Court.The division bench observed that what is seen in the then State of J&K and now the Union Territory of J&K is that the aforesaid judgment of the Supreme Court is being “complied with less and violated more”, as practically in all the departments, promotions are being made on incharge basis and the reasons therefor are not unknown.”How can an employee, who is substantively working on the lowest post, be given the charge of a highest post in the department without there being regular promotions”, wondered the bench.The court continued to comment that “no one knows their seniority position” and “it is the local adjustment made claiming that he is senior most available and there being a vacancy, he should be given charge of that”.The court remarked that these employees continue working on that post for years together and whenever any transfer is sought to be made, they approach the court and persuade the court to grant interim relief and as a result of that, continue in the same position for years together. “This course adopted by the different departments is generating avoidable litigation as many of the employees approach the court raising the plea that they are senior to the person who has been given charge of some higher post”, said the court.Proceeding further, the bench expressed that not only this, such a course also “demoralizes other employees in the department”. Stating that this is resulting in adhocism in the working of different departments of the government, the court noted that the duties, which are required to be discharged by senior and experienced persons, are being handed over to the juniors.”Another facet of this system is that the employees already in service don’t let the posts of direct recruitment filled up and usurp the same by adopting this system”, further pointed out the bench.The bench was of the view that with this practice being followed, the very object of having fresh talent at different levels in the department is defeated. “This also results in delayed recruitments and as a result many of the eligible candidates may be over-age by the time vacancies are advertised”, it said, adding that there are many more issues which arise out of this illegal practice being followed.The petitioner before the bench claimed that he was given the charge of the post of Executive Engineer, hence, could not have been reverted to the post of Assistant Executive Engineer by the CAT, without affording him an opportunity of hearing. “The fact remains that in support of his plea that he was ever given charge of the post of Executive Engineer, there is no document produced on record by him except order dated 28.05.2019, vide which he was given the powers of Drawing and Disbursing Officer in respect of Engineering Division of Urban Local Bodies, Kashmir on account of retirement of the Executive Engineer working there”, noted the High Court, opining that the same cannot be termed to be an order giving charge of the post of Executive Engineer to him to claim that before asking him to discharge the duties of I/c AEE, he should have been afforded an opportunity of hearing. “Substantively the petitioner is Assistant Engineer”, ruled the bench, dismissing his plea against the CAT’s judgment.In Suraj Prakash Gupta’s case, noting that the State of J&K has been flouting basic rules of recruitment by granting relaxation of the rules of direct recruitment as also the rules requiring consultation with Public Service Commission/Departmental Promotion Committee for promotions/recruitment by transfer, the Supreme Court had, inter alia, directed that the State of J&K shall appoint a High Level Committee to go into the question as to whether in any department in government service, direct recruitment of existing vacancies has not been made and if there was unreasonable delay. Further, the top court had required the State to consider making direct recruitment expeditiously depending on the needs in the service and other relevant factors, at the same time, ensuring that no promotees are put in the direct recruitment quota, temporarily or on stopgap and ad hoc basis unless simultaneously proceedings are initiated for direct recruitment through the Service Commission. The Committee was asked by the apex court to recommend in what manner the direct recruitment could keep pace with promotions as contemplated by rules.”A High Level Committee was directed to be appointed to examine the entire issue. The report of the committee so appointed be also placed before the Court”, ordered the High Court last week.Requiring the Chief Secretary to file his response, the division bench of Justices Bindal and Oswal also sought the following information from all departments:Total sanctioned cadre strength in each of the cadres.The notified service Rules governing the post.Number of posts to be filled up from different sources,such as direct, promotional (giving source of feeder cadre wise, wherever relevant), deputation etc.Number of actual employees working in each of the cadres.Whether the incumbents holding the posts are regularly recruited or promoted as per Rules or given charge of the post concerned.If any of the employee has been given charge of a higher post, the date from which he is continuing on that post and the substantive post held by him.Seniority list of each cadre, as on which date and when the same was circulated before finalization. If any of the seniority lists are still under finalization, reasons for delay.Click Here To Download Judgment[Read Judgment] Next Storylast_img read more

Oxygen Shortage Amid COVID19 Surge: Rajasthan HC Bar Association Writes To Rajasthan High Court, Matter To Be Treated As PIL

first_imgNews UpdatesOxygen Shortage Amid COVID19 Surge: Rajasthan HC Bar Association Writes To Rajasthan High Court, Matter To Be Treated As PIL Sparsh Upadhyay22 April 2021 9:37 PMShare This – xTreating Rajasthan High Court Bar Association’s letter as a PIL matter, the Rajasthan High Court will today hear the letter-plea raising concerns regarding the shortage of oxygen faced by the Covid hospitals. Accepting the request of the association, Chief Justice Indrajit Mahanty has treated letter highlighting the plight of Covid patients and the situation arising out of shortage in hospitals into a PIL. In the letter, the Association’s president, Bhuvnesh Sharma has alleged that State and Central Government were passing the buck and were not dealing with the emergent situation and that due to differences between the Government, the people of Rajasthan were suffering. The letter by the association further states that in all the district of the State of Rajasthan, the patients admitted to the hospitals are witnessing a shortage of oxygen. Referring to the media report, the letter has stated that with the increasing demand for Oxygen, the hospitals were facing a shortage of the same and that State and Central Government were passing the buck. Lastly, the letter requested the Rajasthan High Court to intervene in the matter and give directions to both the governments to ensure sufficient supply of oxygen to the hospitals. Further, the letter also states that as the Governments in the State and Centre are being ruled by different political parties, there exists a lack of coordination between them, and the real sufferers are the people of the State. The matter has been listed today for hearing. In related news, a dozen of Diagnostic centers of Jaipur have approached the Rajasthan High Court challenging the State’s order capping prices of RT-PCR Tests for Covid-19 at Rs. 350/-. The matter is likely to be heard tomorrow by a division bench headed by Chief Justice Indrajeet Mahanty. The petition states that the charges fixed by the State Government are way below that actual costing to the Diagnostic Laboratories and thus, they will not be able to conduct the test at the capped price. Click Here To Download The LetterRead The LetterTagsOxygen Shortage Rajasthan HC Bar Association Rajasthan High Court #Rajasthan High Court Bar Association (RHCBA) COVID -19 Oxygen Supply Rajasthan Government Next Storylast_img read more

Justified

first_imgFew things in life can be said with certainty. The fact that the majority of people who come out of Oxford will go on to lead utterly unremarkable lives just happens to be one of them.As the biggest pandemic in recent history prepares to spread its menacing wings over Europe, the complacency with which the problem is being tackled is even more worrying than the destruction that it could bring.With all the potential for catastrophic losses and yet none of the glorious epitaphs that dying in battle for king and country entails, the idea that something as devastatingly unglamorous as bird flu could have a profound effect on the socio-economic and political landscapes of this century verges on the inconceivable.And yet the pandemic and its global spread are inevitable. The birds are definitely coming, the rest is just a matter of time and scale. And as we stare blankly at conflicting figures of casualty estimates thrown up by our computer screens, anonymous specialists around the world are working on finding ways to control the outbreak.It is all too easy to write off the daily “avian flu” headlines as just another editor’s bird-fetish-inspired whim; story-fillers whose sole destination will be the dustbin of medical history, following the previously trodden paths of mad cows and SARS.In reality the new war we face involves working against an ever-changing and invisible enemy. It is an enemy too intangible to be used to motivate or induce fear the masses, too vague to be of any use in morale-inducing propaganda. A purely intellectual war, its battlefield will be labs and its soldiers decked in overalls. Something so distant from our ordinary lives and understanding seems natural to be left to the specialists to sort out. And yet the decisions they make in the coming months could determine whether the death toll is 5 million or 150 million.The dangerous tendency to be complacent and rely on others to deal with such problems is all to easy to fall back on. Of all the supposedly top intellects in the country graduating each year from Oxford, only a small few will go on to hold positions of any real responsibility. And even though the next in line to have his or her past retched out before them by a hoard of hungry journalists could be standing next to you, the majority of students will be happy to carry on leading their day-to-day lives, knowing that nothing of such a potentially devastating scale could ever depend on them.The death toll of the Spanish pandemic of 1918-1919 matched that of the Second World War, a fact difficult to reconcile with the difference of public perception of the two events.However, considering the fact that the tactics in fighting the former ‘war’ included outlawing handshakes and imprisoning those who coughed in public, this is not surprising.Hitchcock envisaged a world where birds poke people’s eyes out; Bulghakov wrote about failed attempts to breed giant chickens generating an army of killer snakes. The reality is much less exciting, and its effects in the context of our complacent ignorance all the more grim. Our trust is placed blindly into the hands of unseen specialists. Meanwhile the rest of us continue to measure out our lives with coffee spoons; the only overwhelming question that we can bring ourselves to ask concerning the uncertain future of pigeon post.ARCHIVE: 2nd week MT 2005last_img read more