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Computer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG.ng) Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgComputer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Computer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Computer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Computer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG.ng)  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileComputer Warehouse Group Plc is an information and communication technology company in Nigeria offering integrated ICT solutions to commercial enterprises in sub-Saharan Africa. The company operates through three divisions: CWL Systems, DCC Networks and Expert Edge Software. Cloud Services include OpenMall, a platform that aggregates all the stores hosted on an e-commerce platform; and SMERP, an Enterprise Resource Planning platform built to enable small and medium enterprises to manage their business operations efficiently. Software services includes software development and deployment, systems integration, software implementation, software support services and software enhancement and customization. Managed services simplify the management of a customer’s computing environment and optimises operations, reduces IT pressure and helps control costs while improving service levels. IT Infrastructure services is the flagship division of Computer Warehouse Group Plc, providing infrastructure and expertise in the supply, installation, integration and support of IT hardware for middleware systems, ATMs and servers and storage platforms. CWG Training offers training support for hardware and software installations. Computer Warehouse Group Plc has partnered with global IT companies the likes of Oracle, Infosys, Wincor, IBM and VMWare. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Computer Warehouse Group Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: June 23, 2021

Five things we learnt: Scotland v South Africa

first_img By Rory BaldwinYou can’t out-Bok the BoksOr at least Scotland can’t.No one does physical bullying on a rugby pitch quite like the Springboks. No doubt there was a fair bit of soul-searching following the shock defeat to Japan and South Africa seem to have rediscovered their mojo in that regard. Despite picking a team aimed at limiting, if not negating, the power of the opposition (sizeable fellows from one to 15), Scotland came off a distinct second best.You know there is something wrong when Jonny Gray, arguably our best forward since he first took the field against South Africa in 2013, is looking rather ordinary. Although I suppose if you are a South Africa fan, you’d consider that normal service resumed.Japan, when they claimed their historic win against South Africa in round one, refused to be drawn into a battering contest. They went for low tackles and a tactical approach aimed at quickly moving the point of attack away from the contact area. This is what Scotland should have done, not least because it fits with the chaotic, ‘Scottish’ style of rugby Vern Cotter has them trying to play.Discipline seems (finally) to be under control…Even in a game as frustrating as that one, Scotland kept their penalty count to eight, making it single figures for the third game in a row. Compared to the painful disciplinary issues seen in the Six Nations, it’s near miraculous.As we saw on Saturday when an opportunist try and a few quick penalties in our favour took us right back into the game – and even within bonus point range for a brief spell – taking the points when they’re on offer is absolutely crucial in the high-stakes arena of the World Cup.Just ask Chris Robshaw. Fitness and discipline should see us through this one, but we can only hope the Scotland team take nothing for granted. Teams doing that haven’t done too well so far in this most absorbing of Rugby World Cups.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. Paying the penalty: Greig Laidlaw tackles Bryan Habana off the ball. Photo: Getty Images…except at crucial momentsOf course, it wouldn’t be Scotland without a brain implosion of some sort, and also it wouldn’t be Scotland if it didn’t occur at precisely the wrong time. The Tommy Seymour try hauled us back into the match but just four minutes later Greig Laidlaw took down Bryan Habana off the ball and was yellow-carded. Then David Denton gave away a couple of quick soft penalties and suddenly Handre Pollard was allowed to stretch the lead back out. Scotland never looked in it after that.Some things change, some things stay the sameDespite all the upsets, bonus points and shifting positions in the table, it all comes back to what everyone said it would: Scotland versus Samoa will decide Scotland’s fate.Island spirit: Samoa will be playing for pride against Scotland in Newcastle. Photo: Getty ImagesOf course, it was originally meant to be a winner-takes-all clash, but nobody told Eddie Jones and his men, so Samoa now find themselves with little to play for except pride. That in itself could be a dangerous situation for Scotland to find themselves in, with a vast swathe of Samoan, Japanese and more than likely most neutrals (especially those of a romantic nature) willing the Brave Blossoms adventure to continue.Scots need to be at full strengthCotter’s ability to restore his first choice XV should help Scotland to play in a more comfortable style and hopefully not try to outmuscle Samoa. A looser attacking game would play into the hands of Stuart Hogg, Mark Bennett and Finn Russell – assuming they are all fit and healthy.On the ball: Finn Russell will bring a more free-flowing style to Scotland. Photo: Getty ImagesSeveral forwards will be looking to make amends for ineffectual running against South Africa with big games and John Hardie should be passed fit from his head knock to give us a bit more at the breakdown. Matt Scott and Ross Ford have their own concussion protocols to deal with and, although Fraser Brown did enough to retain the No 2 shirt in any case, Scott would be a loss. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Power surge: Scotland try to stop a rampaging Eben Etzebeth. Photo: Getty Images After Scotland’s 34-16 defeat by South Africa, we look at why a more attacking and disciplined approach is needed against Samoalast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: June 17, 2021

White Colony / Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and Associates

first_imgCopyApartments, Apartment Interiors•Sapporo, Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/400990/white-colony-keikichi-yamauchi-architect-and-associates Clipboard Area:  397 m² Area:  397 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Apartments Projects White Colony / Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and AssociatesSave this projectSaveWhite Colony / Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and Associates Save this picture!© Koji Sakai+ 18 Share Year:  Photographs “COPY” Year:  CopyAbout this officeKeikichi Yamauchi Architect and AssociatesOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsInterior DesignResidential InteriorsApartment InteriorsSapporoWoodHousesJapanPublished on July 22, 2013Cite: “White Colony / Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and Associates” 22 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorGlassMitrexSolar PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSealantsAGROB BUCHTALHow To Benefit From Ceramic Tiles With Hytect SurfaceSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassFacade SystemsTrimoTrimoterm FTV in the BASE – Backing wallSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingDoorsVEKAFront Doors – SOFTLINECurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsVentilated Facades on Building in PamplonaDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewAccessories / TV MountsYellow Goat DesignScreens – BlossomMore 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 stream photographs:  Koji SakaiPhotographs:  Koji SakaiSave this picture!© Koji SakaiText description provided by the architects. The site is located in a quiet residential area, which is off a highway along a medium size road. In addition to houses, wooden rented apartments, offices, and shops are mixed in somewhat sparsely among the neighborhood. Save this picture!© Koji SakaiThis building has a rather large volume for a house, and is also larger than the neighboring buildings. Therefore, we intended to fit the building into the surrounding context. Save this picture!© Koji SakaiMany windows and projections are made on the exterior walls. The sizes of these were decided based on the window sizes that were found from a survey of the surrounding buildings. Save this picture!© Koji SakaiWe intended to camouflage the large volume with small windows and projections, and fit it into the scale of the surrounding environment. Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessFarmers Fishers Bakers / rizFormSelected ProjectsDental Club / OOS AGSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture, JapanLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share White Colony / Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and Associates 2011 Architects: Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and Associates Area Area of this architecture project Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/400990/white-colony-keikichi-yamauchi-architect-and-associates Clipboard 2011 ArchDailylast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: June 17, 2021

House on the Bench / Sturgess Architecture

first_imgHouse on the Bench / Sturgess ArchitectureSave this projectSaveHouse on the Bench / Sturgess Architecture Glotman Simpson Consulting Engineers Projects CopyHouses•Naramata, Canada Structural Engineer: “COPY” City:NaramataCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ema PeterRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewText description provided by the architects. HOUSE ON THE BENCH is the third house that was designed for our clients, who engaged us to assist them to find a site on the Naramata bench that would accommodate lake views, a small vineyard, and their program for a vacation house. After reviewing a number of relatively conventional properties, we were shown this site, which was undervalued due to the complexity of the site condition. The 2.5-acre, once forgotten site, reads as two parts. The upper half consists of an open shallow slope that has become a vineyard. The lower portion drops off into a deep forested gorge where the Naramata Creek runs below. The house projects out reaching over the gorge with panoramic views towards Lake Okanagan to the west.Save this picture!© Ema PeterThe remarkable qualities of the landscape and its surrounding context generated the conceptual strategy for this project. Originally neglected and deemed unusable for a house, the project embraces the existing site conditions and uses its unique qualities to create a heightened living experience for the client — a getaway overlooking the Okanagan valley. While the shallow slope portion of the site would have been logical for siting a house, it would leave little space to respect, through cultivation, the fertile land for the production of wine grapes so unique to this area.HOUSE ON THE BENCH achieves ample space for grape growing by anchoring itself on the edge of the slope, to projecting outward and establishing a place for inhabitation that results in an unparalleled retreat above the valley. With this it simultaneously exploits and respects the land. To achieve this delicate balance, a steel frame, material not typically used for residential application, is utilized – bringing form to the unique house embedded both within and out over its context. Between the gorge and the vineyard, the long narrow house is laid, effectively bridging the gap between the two aspects of the site. On the bench to the east of the site grapes are planted in a north/south orientation to maximize exposure to the sun for optimal growth. The design of the house parallels the vineyard, maximizing natural light into the home and views out to the Lake.Save this picture!Upper floor planAs the bench gives way to the ravine it is re-created to establish a platform for living while respecting the land. From the street, a concrete wall registers the privacy of the realm beyond, while a guest suite overhangs the wall, offering a gesture of welcome. One approaches the house by entering through the wall, to arrive at a framed view of the primary entrance with the vineyard beyond, and ultimately, the lake view opposite.Save this picture!© Ema PeterThe garage/guest suite is separated from the main house by a loggia and covered outside living room that will function as part of the house in summer weather. Procession within is through a sequence of tall spaces that embrace the lake, forest and vineyard views. The enfilade of rooms becomes narrower and more private as it moves northward, culminating in the main bedroom that opens dramatically onto a cantilevered terrace vista overlooking the gorge and the rushing river below.Save this picture!© Ema PeterA single black box is extruded from within the pure, two-storey volume to house true private spaces such as the master bath and storage. In order to blur the distinction of the man-made structure in its natural desert context, the house is an extension of the bench formally and through its materiality of weathered steel cladding and black stained wood. The house is anchored back to the land where the vineyard lies, and board-form concrete evokes the sedimentary layering of the exposed soil where the steel frame projects out into space over the ravine.Save this picture!© Ema PeterProject gallerySee allShow lessHunan Art Museum / Huajian Group Shanghai Architectural Design & Research InstituteSelected ProjectsOpen Call: Cannes Temporary CinemaIdeas Share Area:  252 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Canada “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/929861/house-on-the-bench-sturgess-architecture Clipboard Year: center_img CopyAbout this officeSturgess ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookNaramataCanadaPublished on December 10, 2019Cite: “House on the Bench / Sturgess Architecture” 09 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/929861/house-on-the-bench-sturgess-architecture Clipboard Photographs Architects: Sturgess Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Ema PeterCurated by Paula Pintos Share Contractor: Ritchie Custom Homes Photographs:  Ema Peter House on the Bench / Sturgess Architecture Houses 2017last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: June 16, 2021

Subsidised training fund for UK charities open for applications

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis26 Global training company, Inspire, Motivate and Engage has launched a subsidised training fund to support 200 charities across the UK in 2018.Open to all registered charities and voluntary groups, each charity can receive training worth over £21,000 for £900 for the year with access to over 60 courses, spanning in-house and nationally accredited online learning. The programme has been set up to support charities facing budget cuts or financial restrictions and further information on the courses available can be found on the company’s website.Claire Atkinson, CEO at Inspire, Motivate and Engage said:“Charities today face a difficult time. Many struggle with budget limitations and this is heightened when public trust is eroded when the actions of just a few people tarnish a whole sector, as donations are so often affected.”“By providing charities access to our skills and expert team, it’s our small way to recognise the work charities do day in and day out to benefit our communities. We hope that the staff training support will help charities to grow and be the best they can be, despite the challenging times in which we live.”Inspire, Motivate and Engage operates in the UK and Australia. It mainly provides training to corporate organisations, but supports a range of charities each year with subsidised training grants via its Courses for Good initiative. Course topics, include; Management and leadership, Agile Digital Leadership,Diversity and Inclusion, Communications Skills, Negotiation Skills, and Health and Wellbeing. Charity specific training is also available, such as fundraising skills.Those interested should email [email protected] or call 020 3124 1005. Advertisement Tagged with: Funding grants Training  378 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis26  377 total views,  1 views todaycenter_img Subsidised training fund for UK charities open for applications Melanie May | 2 March 2018 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: June 15, 2021

Six years later, justice for Oscar Grant

first_imgPhoto: Daniel ArauzJan. 1 — On the sixth anniversary of the murder of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old African American, by Johannes Mehserle of the Bay Area Rapid Transit police, the Oscar Grant Foundation held a vigil today at Grant Station (the Fruitvale BART station at which Oscar Grant was killed). Several hundred people came to honor him and celebrate his life. Speakers included his mother, Wanda Johnson, and his uncle, Cephus “Uncle Bobby” Johnson.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: June 15, 2021

From a mariner, lessons of El Faro

first_imgEvery merchant seafarer has, at one point or another, sailed on what we call a “rust bucket.” It is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: a beat-up, old, rusty ship that shouldn’t be seaworthy, but somehow is. These ships should be put out of commission and replaced by newer, safer ships, but are still in use. Sealift Inc. is one of many shipping companies out there that are notorious for sailing these “rust buckets” around the world.Why do these shipping companies continue to use these old, dilapidated death traps? Because the longer they can hold off on building American [U.S.] flag ships, in an American shipyard, the more money they save. By doing this, these companies have driven the American shipbuilding industry into the ground. More than half of the ships in the U.S.-flagged fleet are too old to sail, but do anyway, especially when companies have the ship, cargo and crew insured, just in case anything happens, and they have the full backing of the U.S. Coast Guard.Even some of the newer ships are falling into disrepair because of a lack of [personnel] and the proper tools needed in order to keep a vessel in “ship shape,” due to the fact that the shipping companies don’t want to spend the time or the money on the upkeep of their own vessels. We have all seen this first hand, licensed [officers] and unlicensed sailors alike, in the form of cuts in overtime or having to fight a company tooth and nail in order to receive the proper parts or tools needed in order to get a job done.The old-timers talk about how it was back in the old days of shipping, when they were able to accomplish so much, as far as maintenance of a ship goes, and how efficient they were at their jobs, all while being drunk or high the entire time at sea.The truth is, they weren’t any better at our jobs than we are. It’s that they had more people! The crews were much larger back then! Everyone got paid the same wages we get paid now, but it was during the 1970s and 1980s when the cost of living was much cheaper. Once the shipping companies decided to cut crew size, they also expected the same amount of production that a crew of say 50 could accomplish from a crew size of 15.While crews were downsized, the U.S. Coast Guard gave the shipping companies the OK to do so. And with smaller crews came more training and regulations from the Coast Guard.After the Exxon Valdez disaster, one of the changes required all U.S.-flagged tankers to have double-bottom hulls, but for the most part, it affected those who work on the ships, not those who own them. Even after 9/11, once the Coast Guard was brought under the umbrella of “Homeland Security,” it required mariners to carry even more credentials, more documents and more training, some paid for out of our own pockets, just to be able to ship out (not to mention the endless amount of physicals and drug tests required each year by the companies and the Coast Guard).The shipping companies are always looking for the cheapest and quickest route to deliver their cargo, regardless of the dangers (hurricanes, pirates, etc.). Meanwhile, the Coast Guard has over-regulated the shipping industry to the point of almost collapsing it. The merchant mariners are caught in the middle of it all.With the recent tragedy of the merchant vessel El Faro, many brothers and sisters in our industry, licensed and unlicensed, especially the families of those lost, have been devastated. Many want answers as to why a ship would sail directly into the heart of a Category 3 hurricane — especially on a 40-year-old ship whose engines were being worked on, and with open covered lifeboats and outdated safety equipment — approved by the Coast Guard.During this whole tragedy, I don’t think it’s a good time to place blame. Right now, I just want to show my support for those lost at sea. I don’t blame the captain for the fate of the El Faro. I don’t stand by his decision either. He was doing what captains sometimes do — following company orders — and ultimately he paid the same price as everyone else aboard that ship.All of us have been on a ship that has sailed through storms, hurricanes and heavy seas. It’s not uncommon. Sometimes the captain will refuse to go through a storm, in which case the company might even threaten to replace that captain. At other times it is the company that orders a captain not to go through a storm. In 2012, I was on a Ro-Ro [roll-on, roll-off cargo ship] drifting in the Bermuda Triangle because we were on company orders to wait for a tropical storm to pass by before we could head on into the Caribbean Sea. That “tropical storm” turned out to be Hurricane Sandy.We don’t know the circumstances behind why the El Faro went into that hurricane. What we do know so far is that the shipping company, TOTE Maritime, has not been completely honest. Since the beginning, the company stated that, at the time, the hurricane was thought to only be a tropical storm. An email that surfaced from the second mate to her mother proved that they did have prior knowledge that they were heading into a hurricane. The company also knew that the engines were being worked on because there were private contractors aboard who were hired to make repairs on them.The company will try and make this tragedy look like crew negligence. They will say that the captain acted on his own accord to go through the storm, putting all the crew members at risk (even though they have the power to veto any captain’s decision to go through rough weather). They will try and say there was a lack of knowledge of the lifesaving equipment on the part of the crew. Meanwhile, no mention will be made about the age and condition of that equipment, which was more than 40 years old.I do not think there was a lack of knowledge of the lifesaving equipment. With as much training as we go through, I think that the equipment was just simply old and outdated.However, knowledge of the safety equipment aboard our ships does need to be more democratized. Mates and engineers should not be the only ones with a working knowledge of, for example, the manual release pump aboard a free-falling lifeboat. Get the unlicensed involved. Let them do presentations on the SCBAs or fire extinguishers during “safety Sundays” instead of the mates.During an emergency, the wiper or OS [“ordinary seaman”] might be the ones to have to drop the boat in the water. The chief cook might have to be the one to put out a fire. More faith has to be placed on the unlicensed. ABs [“able seamen”], for example, should not be seen as a rabble of mindless deck apes by the officers, but as essential to the ship’s maintenance and crew. At the same time, we, as unlicensed, need to show more initiative during drills.One thing to remember, as licensed and unlicensed, is that these shipping companies already have insurance on the ship, the cargo and its crew. They make their money regardless of whether or not the ship makes it from point A to point B. We (officers and crew) are literally all on the same boat.One of the reasons I love working on a ship (besides being able to travel the world by sea) is knowing the fact that EVERYONE is essential for the day-to-day operations and running of a ship. From the captain on down, and the SA [steward assistant] on up, everyone has their part to play. Take away any one element, say the SA, and the engineers might find themselves washing dishes. For those of us aspiring to become ship’s officers, and for those of you who already are, never forget this fact. Officers may have many more responsibilities on a ship, but they do not run the ship completely without the cooperation from the rest of the crew.The shipping companies don’t fully understand the daily operations of a ship and don’t know the first thing about good seamanship, and they don’t care. Their only motivation is profit. Always keep this in mind, because it’s our lives that are being put at risk, not the company’s. It is our blood that stains these decks, not TOTE, not Crowley, not Maersk and not Sealift Inc.What happened to the El Faro was tragic. Whatever new Coast Guard regulations are put in place after this event, they should not be placed into law in order to punish seafarers with more safety training and certifications, but should be placed on the shoulders of the shipping companies who own these rust bucket ships, not on the backs of those who work on them.Let it be a lesson to those who would exploit our labor on the high seas. In honor of the El Faro and all hands who were onboard when she was lost to the sea, shipping companies need to be brought to accountability. All our labor unions need to come together as one (SIU, SUP, AMO, MMP, etc.) and demand: Fire up the shipyards! Build newer and safer ships! Hire bigger crews to sail those ships! This is how we should honor the 33 of the El Faro. Not only in prayer, but in our deeds as well. #ELFARO— “El Tigre”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: June 12, 2021

Ching Cheong allowed New Year family visit after all

first_img February 19, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Ching Cheong allowed New Year family visit after all June 2, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures News April 27, 2021 Find out more News to go further Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News Organisation center_img ChinaAsia – Pacific March 12, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today welcomed the news that imprisoned Straits Times correspondent Ching Cheong was able to receive a visit from his wife, Mary Lau Man-Yee, for the Chinese New Year. Lau, who is also journalist, had initially been told on 14 February by the authorities of Guangdong prison, where he is being held, that she would not be allowed to see him.“It would seem that the Chinese authorities are trying to be conciliatory as regards Ching,” the press freedom organisation said. “We strongly urge the government to continue down this positive road.”This was the first time that Ching has been allowed a family visit since his arrest in April 2005. Lau, who was accompanied by Ching’s elder brother and younger sister during the 30-minute visit, said he seemed in reasonable shape although he had lost a lot of weight and his face had more lines. Ching told them not to worry and asked them to look after his parents.Lau is still appealing to the Chinese authorities to grant medical parole to Ching, who is suffering from stomach pains and insomnia.—————14-02-2007Prison “political education” means no Chinese new year family visit for Ching CheongReporters Without Borders today condemned the refusal of the prison authorities to let imprisoned Straits Times correspondent Ching Cheong receive a family visit for the Chinese New Year. They took this decision after showing goodwill by transferring him from Beijing to the southern city of Guangzhou, near Hong Kong where his wife, Mary Lau Man-yee, lives.A prison official told the family on 11 February that Ching must undergo a month of “education” and that its request for a visit had therefore been rejected.Reporters Without Borders calls on the competent authorities to allow Ching to celebrate the New Year with his wife, who has not seen him since April 2005. “It would be an outrage if the prisoner’s family were again denied the right of a visit on spurious administrative grounds,” the organisation said.Ching was transferred from Beijing to Guangzhou on 31 January. He had just spent a month in Tianhe prison on the outskirts of Beijing, where he was already “educated.” He was previously held at the Dahongmen state security centre.On 24 November 2006, the High Court in Beijing upheld a five-year prison sentence against Ching Cheong for “spying”. The journalist, who was arrested in April 2005, will due for release in 2010. Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information ChinaAsia – Pacific News RSF_en Follow the news on Chinalast_img read more

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Virtual Courts: Delhi HC Heard Around 13,000 Cases Between April & July; District Courts Listed Approx 67,000 Cases

first_imgNews UpdatesVirtual Courts: Delhi HC Heard Around 13,000 Cases Between April & July; District Courts Listed Approx 67,000 Cases LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK21 Aug 2020 11:10 PMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court has heard about 13,000 cases via video conferencing, between April 1 and July 31. As per a press release issued by the High Court on its progress report, as many as 2800 Main Cases and around 11,000 miscellaneous applications were disposed of during this period. Further, around 196 PIL cases were instituted and 155 PIL cases were disposed of. So far as the…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 Delhi High Court has heard about 13,000 cases via video conferencing, between April 1 and July 31. As per a press release issued by the High Court on its progress report, as many as 2800 Main Cases and around 11,000 miscellaneous applications were disposed of during this period. Further, around 196 PIL cases were instituted and 155 PIL cases were disposed of. So far as the District Courts are concerned, around 67,000 matters were taken up through video conferencing, besides pronouncement of judgments in around 3700 cases and disposal of more than 21,000 miscellaneous applications. “Delhi High Court and Subordinate Courts carried on their judicial and administrative functions albeit in restricted manner through Video Conferencing facility by using state of the art CISCO WebEx Platform. Endeavour of the judicial administration, during the 4 four months period of April, May, June and July, has been to ensure that important matters related to life and liberty, matters of public importance and public interest litigation and like are filed, heard and disposed,” the press release notes. Step By Step Guide To E-Filing & VC Hearing Procedure In Urgent Matters In Delhi High Court On the administrative side, the press release notes, different Committees of the High Court conducted around 300 meetings through video conferencing on various administrative and court-functioning related issues. Further, two virtual farewells were organized for the first time in the history of the High Court, for Justices IS Mehta and Sangita Dhingra Sehgal. Delhi HC Holds First Virtual Farewell For Justice Sangita Sehgal Technology was also employed at the Delhi Judicial Academy to conduct 30 training programs and 40 special training sessions, to ensure uninterrupted training to 760 Judicial Officers, Prosecutors and other stakeholders. As on date, the High Court is in the process of preparing a graded plan for resumption of physical hearing at the Courts, the press release intimates. 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

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Organisers defend peaceful walk event in Falcarragh

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Twitter Organisers defend peaceful walk event in Falcarragh Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR One of the organisers of a peaceful walk in Donegal in support of Black Lives Matter has defended the event taking place during the current climate.The walk is getting underway at the Back Strand beach in Falcarragh tomorrow evening at 7pm.Participants are being asked to wear face coverings and are also being encouraged to practice social distancing.Similar demonstrations in the north over the weekend raised serious health concerns regarding people congregating in large numbers during the pandemic.But Seanan MacAoidh says all risks involved have been assessed and is confident the walk will be done in a safe manner:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/falcarrradgdfgdfgdfgh10-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebookcenter_img Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – June 10, 2020 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Previous articleMore Mass times could be on the cardsNext articlePolice appeal for information on missing Derry family News Highland last_img read more