ZB Financial Holdings Limited (ZBFH.zw) 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgZB Financial Holdings Limited (ZBFH.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about ZB Financial Holdings Limited (ZBFH.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ZB Financial Holdings Limited (ZBFH.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ZB Financial Holdings Limited (ZBFH.zw)  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileZB Financial Holdings Limited provides financial solutions to the commercial and merchant banking sector in Zimbabwe, as well as retail banking services, insurance operations and strategic investments. Known as Zimbank, the company services its clients through a nationwide footprint of branches in major towns and cities in Zimbabwe and electronic delivery channels. The Insurance division provides structured insurance products for short- and long-term insurance; and the Strategic Investment division offers shared services which include risk management, compliance and human resources, and investments in property holdings and sub-sectors of the financial sector. ZB Financial Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

England 58-15 Fiji: Talking points from the game

first_imgWidening player pool: Players like Elliot Daly are now comfortable in the England set-upEngland’s win streak has been extended to 12 games, more players have been blooded in the Test arena and are showing signs of thriving in the environment and the experience levels of the group continue to rise as they aim to peak in three years’ time in Japan.A win over Fiji shouldn’t prompt the champagne corks being popped, but just as the victory over South Africa was a week ago, another step forward has been taken by England. Making an impression: Semesa Rokoduguni scored two tries against Fiji By Alex ShawAnother game down, another win added to the streak.Yes, England collected their 12th consecutive victory on Saturday – their 11th under Eddie Jones – when they wrapped up a 58-15 defeat of a disjointed Fijian side at Twickenham, but just how much can the Australian take from it?It’s a hard performance from England to accurately quantify.Aerial contest: England and Fiji compete at the lineoutFor all that England did well offensively, Fiji’s lack of organisation defensively – given their lack of preparation time – mitigated it.That said, they can only beat the team in front of them and this game marked the end of a tendency that England have had for some time now of playing down to their opponent.For the most part, Jones’ men kept their concentration up and played at a good level throughout the game, but the notable exceptions were the 10 minutes prior to half time and the five minutes following it.Defensive lapsesThat 15-minute spell saw England concede 15 points via three tries, offering up only three points in opposition. Both Nemani Nadolo and Leone Nakarawa are due credit for their effective attacking play during that period but it was a lack of concentration and communication on defence that soured an otherwise very encouraging performance.This is the area where England will have significant work to do ahead of the visit of Argentina to Twickenham on Saturday.Defence coach Paul Gustard was brought in to instil the high intensity press that Saracens display week in, week out and whilst there have been flashes of it, it is yet to be fully embedded within the squad. The line speed is getting there and the outside blitzes that force play back inside are beginning to emerge, but the communication and trust is still short of where it needs to be.Defensive lapses: Metuisela Talebula was one of three try scorers as England switched offIt’s here, above all other areas, where Maro Itoje, George Kruis and James Haskell have been most missed this autumn, despite Chris Robshaw continuing to rise to even higher standards of play with his defensive work rate and leadership.Missed tackles are a misleading metric without the context of when and how they occurred within the game, but England’s return of 80% completed tackles – 25 missed – was not good enough, even against an opponent as adept at breaking and evading tackles as Fiji.English pressure toldThe contrast to that – and the start of the positives for England from Saturday’s encounter – is that they forced Fiji to an even lower number, with the Pacific Islanders completing just 65% of their tackles.England ran with purpose and power for the 65 minutes of the game that sandwiched their defensive lapses and amassed 126 metres more than Fiji with ball-in-hand. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Highlight England ran up their 12th win in a row at a packed out Twickenham with a big win over Fiji, and while there were many good points, there is still improvement to be made Running the show: England had far more possession than FijiJones had said England would bore Fiji to death if necessary and two tries did come directly from driving lineouts but it was the efficiency and ability to quickly generate width when running the ball, a hallmark of Fijian rugby, that caught the eye about the England performance.Ball retention was also impressive, just as it had been against South Africa a week previous. For all the tries, self-belief and set-piece stability that has come with Jones and his new coaching team, England’s ability to protect their own ball has been the most important development under the Australian’s stewardship.Second-choice starters performed wellThe new starters – Teimana Harrison, Semesa Rokoduguni and Alex Goode – all took their chances well and have put their hands up for consideration for selection against Argentina this week.Harrison put himself about in the first half, matching the Fijians’ physicality with his own and dispelled the memories of his showing in Australia earlier in the year. He was pulled for Nathan Hughes early in the second half and the Fijian-born loose forward carried on right from where Harrison left off in the first half. Both players should be in contention with Tom Wood for the seven jersey this week.Meat pie time: Alex Goode conducted himself well in place of Mike BrownGoode’s performance was noteworthy, with his tendency to take the ball to the line in two hands constantly causing the Fijian defence problems. He cruised in for a try, directly set up another and contributed to two more by joining the back line and bringing his playmaking skills to bear.Mike Brown has yet to let Jones down in an England jersey but Goode could not have done much more on Saturday to push the Harlequin for his starting spot. A misjudge on the opening kick-off aside, Goode was the epitome of security and counter-attacking threat at the back for England.Roko grasped his opportunityThe one new addition to the XV who may have done enough to push his way into Jones’ favoured starters was Rokoduguni. The Lance Corporal gouged the Fijian defence for big gains and two tries, thoroughly deserved his man of the match award and offered a more physical presence than England’s regular wings, not least so because of his piston-like handoff.Too hot to handle: Semesa Rokoduguni carried for 139 metres against FijiWith Anthony Watson and Jack Nowell still injured, there’s every chance Rokoduguni retains his spot for the visit of the Pumas, with Elliot Daly and Marland Yarde also in the mix.England will likely revert to type to take on Argentina, fielding a XV similar to the one that took on South Africa, but a fit-again Jonathan Joseph and in-form Rokoduguni are strong bets to feature, whilst the training ground battles between Goode and Brown and the trio of Hughes, Harrison and Wood will be fun to watch this week.England broaden their skill-setsThe overall takeaway for Jones and his coaches will be a positive one, despite the defensive frailties in the middle of the game.Key areas of the English game that have been perennial problems ever since their triumph at the 2003 Rugby World Cup, such as efficient handling, ball retention and decision-making, are all improving.last_img read more

Casa Santa Barbara 49 / Mano de Santo – Equipo de Arquitectura

first_imgCasa Santa Barbara 49 / Mano de Santo – Equipo de ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveCasa Santa Barbara 49 / Mano de Santo – Equipo de Arquitectura Photographs Manufacturers: Lafarge Holcim, Pladur, QUICK-STEP, Saint-GobainBuilder:Ensecon Obras y ServiciosSteel Locksmith:OcireAuthors Architects:Francesc de Paula Garcia Martinez, Ana Gil Collado, Francisco Miravete MartínExecution:Eduardo Ferrer DoménechCity:GodellaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Diego OpazoRecommended ProductsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. A project which begins with the selection of the plot and continue with an Idea that respond to the willingness of customers to show their own identity.Save this picture!© Diego OpazoAn Idea is adapted to take advantage of the topography of the plot which sectorizes criteria of privacy and uses environment.The Plants which buring the services of the houses like parking, warehouse and facilities and emerging from the terrain in the shape of the roundabout with a set of volumes of the plants which is housing uses.Save this picture!SectionsThe access of the house is projected by the northwest street, a linear route that leads this and hides the views of the rest of the plot.Save this picture!© Diego OpazoIn the facades Southeast and Southwest, the house opens to the garden and the views, Introducing the natural light of the house projecting the interior spaces to the exterior.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Diego OpazoSave this picture!First Floor PlanWhite concrete and gray concrete with wooden slats are used as the main material.The design, layout and the house have as a result an energy-efficient building.Save this picture!© Diego OpazoProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Best University Proposals for Social Housing in Latin America and Spain in 2017ArticlesNILOOFAR 22 / STUDIO SAHEBSelected Projects Share Architects: Mano de Santo Area Area of this architecture project Casa Santa Barbara 49 / Mano de Santo – Equipo de Arquitectura ArchDaily Houses Spain CopyHouses•Godella, Spain Save this picture!© Diego Opazo+ 19 Share 2016center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/884494/casa-santa-barbara-49-mano-de-santo-nil-equipo-de-arquitectura Clipboard “COPY” “COPY” Photographs:  Diego Opazo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/884494/casa-santa-barbara-49-mano-de-santo-nil-equipo-de-arquitectura Clipboard Year:  Projects Area:  315 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMano de SantoOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGodellaSpainPublished on December 02, 2017Cite: “Casa Santa Barbara 49 / Mano de Santo – Equipo de Arquitectura” 02 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GradationPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsCocowebLighting – Blackspot LED Barn LightUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemCeilingsSculptformTimber Batten Ceiling in All Souls ChapelHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH 5 + PH 5 MiniGlazedGrespaniaWall Tiles – Porto PetroThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterCompositesLamitechPlastic facades PanelexCarpetsHalcyon LakeCarpet – Nobsa GreyMore 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

Plasma centers exploit poor people for profit

first_imgPlasma donation centers may seem like an innocent way to earn extra income while contributing to a positive cause. Plasma is used to create lifesaving medications and treatments for patients with hemophilia and other disorders.But a deeper look shows that pharmaceutical manufacturers are exploiting the poor under the guise of humanitarianism.A prospective donor’s first visit to a plasma center takes from three to four hours, including a brief medical examination and a few tests. A donor must weigh over 110 pounds and be at least 18 years old. The donor must also go through a brief vitals’ check and survey each time they return to donate.The donor must answer certain questions to ensure that the donation center is receiving a pure product. This survey includes questions about sexual history, living situations, travel and drug use. Donors’ samples are randomly tested for certain drugs such as opiates, cocaine and methamphetamines. A positive drug screen can result in a donor being “deferred” for a full year.The centers pay compensation for the donor’s time, not for the plasma itself, although most centers claim pay is based on many factors including the donor’s weight. Compensation is inconsistent.An individual may be paid anywhere from $15 to $80 for their donation, which can take from one to three hours. If a donor is being paid for their “time,” that equates to a wage of $5 to $80 per hour. This varies even more since all payments are placed on a prepaid card that is subject to fees.For donors to CSL Plasma Inc., each transaction made on the card is subject to a 25-cent fee and more for each ATM withdrawal. Depending on the company, donors are potentially responsible for claiming this income on their taxes. Bonuses are given (usually on a monthly schedule) the more a person donates and hefty incentives are given for first-time donors.At CSL Plasma, a new donor can earn $50 per donation for their first month. This drastically reduces to $15 per donation after the first month — hence the bonus incentives to donate more frequently.Donors are also encouraged to rate workers at the donation center. Points are given out and can be redeemed for passes to line jump or can be saved up and used towards a $5 bonus.A donor must live within a certain distance from the center if they wish to donate. Not much information is given as to how the “donor radius” is determined: one must contact a center to learn if they live in an approved zip code.Shrewdly placed donation centersA quick look indicates that the donation centers are strategically — and shrewdly — placed in poor minority communities. First of all, poor people are more likely to put up with waiting in a three-hour line and being hooked up to an IV for an hour for only $15. The lines sometimes get long and donors will start to complain — but they stay because they need the money.Also, poor people are less likely to sue should a medical issue arise as a result of plasma donating. Sure, donors sign a consent form. But if there are any loopholes that would hold the donation center accountable in the event of a complication, it is unlikely a poor donor would be financially able to pursue the matter.Fifteen dollars for three hours of work seems like an attractive option to the alternative: nothing. And yes, the whole donation process is technically voluntary. Plus donors get to help save lives in the process.But the donation centers don’t have anyone’s best interest at heart. A plasma donation is worth roughly $200 straight out of your arm; $500 after it undergoes a treatment process. This makes plasma donation an extremely profitable industry that saw $11 billion in sales. (tinyurl.com/nj534xs)Since the research and production companies buying the plasma typically also own the donation centers, they are able to control both supply and demand. CSL Behring, for example, a biotech research and manufacturing company, owns CSL Plasma.To the unemployed or a worker struggling to make ends meet, donating plasma is an attractive — and legal — alternative to fill an income gap. These “donors” are actually workers as they are being compensated for their time. They are unorganized workers without the legal rights that go along with a typical workplace relationship.Don’t let the humanitarian disguise fool you, these are just pharmaceutical companies seeking to exploit the poor for profit. They’re just really good at hiding it.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Columbia Graduate Workers’ strike: New era of struggle

first_imgColumbia University graduate workers.Teaching and research assistants at Columbia University went on strike April 24, demanding the university recognize and bargain with the Graduate Workers Union. This was the first strike authorized by the GWU since it formed in 2014. The strike vote, taken earlier in April, passed with an overwhelming 1,832 to 136 majority.The GWU planned to strike during the last week of classes, April 24-30.  While the Colombia administration has not yet capitulated to their demands, next steps for recognition and a decent contract are already underway.Class struggle at ColumbiaThat a strike happened at Columbia is no small victory.Contrary to its reputation as a progressive institution, Columbia is a private university managed for profit by a board of trustees comprised of real estate tycoons, banking directors, hedge fund managers, venture capitalists and their lap-dog lawyers.This rogue’s gallery of the ruling class does not run Columbia in the interest of its workers. Not once in his 15 years in office has Colombia president Lee Bollinger sat down with any campus unions, which include United Auto Workers Local 2110, 1199SEIU and Transit Workers Union Local 241.Ruled by Bollinger and his bourgeois board of trustees, Columbia has waged a silent war on unions by eliminating unionized positions as workers quit or retire. This has reduced the number of unionized positions by the hundreds and weakened union power on campus.Despite these conditions, over the last several months events on campus and across the country have created momentum for workers’ rights at Columbia, reaching a boiling point with the GWU strike.The struggle cycle began Jan. 30, when, after three years of legal delays, Columbia officially announced it would not recognize the Graduate Workers Union and would not even recognize teaching and research assistants as workers.The university claimed its main concern is “training scholars” and that bringing in a third party like the United Auto Workers would reduce the relationship between graduate workers and faculty to “ordinary terms of employment.”However, teaching and research assistants’ labor is vital to the functioning of the school. They perform research that secures grants and funding, and teach classes to undergraduates whose tuition is the financial bread-and-butter of the university.The struggle for recognition as workers is one of the unique aspects of GWU’s struggle. The significance of a slogan like “Graduate Students are Workers!” in raising class consciousness on Columbia’s campus cannot be overestimated.Union busting by the universityAs Columbia was maneuvering to destroy the GWU, it was also waging another battle against another union on campus.For two years, 1199SEIU has struggled with Columbia to get eight medical assistants included in its contract. Over the course of 31 bargaining meetings, 1199SEIU fought attempts to erode the quality of the contract for these workers — including lowering pay, slashing health care and eliminating provisions that provide protection against sexual harassment in the workplace.In February, the Columbia University College Republicans invited Mark Mix, president of the National Right to Work Foundation, to speak. Mix and his foundation are responsible for much of the union-busting legislation that has barreled through the U.S. in recent years. They are key players in the Janus v. American Federation of State, County, Municipal Employees case currently being heard by the Supreme Court. Mix was set to speak on campus just before the first oral arguments were heard.1199SEIU and UAW Local 2110 took this as an opportunity to connect their struggles and raise awareness about union busting. They organized a protest against Mix, the first joint action by unions on campus in years. (WW, Feb. 22)The GWU raised that the National Right to Work Foundation had actually submitted an amicus brief on behalf of Columbia in its attempt to crush their union. That connection cut through Columbia’s façade of progressive liberalism and revealed its reactionary core.As the struggle at Columbia developed, there was a surge of working-class resistance across the country — from the Working People’s Day of Action in February to the wave of teachers’ strikes rippling out from West Virginia to Oklahoma, Arizona, and including Puerto Rico.  Conditions for a strike at Columbia University were ripe.Days of the strikeAlmost immediately after the Graduate Workers’ mid-April strike vote, theuniversity administration tried to rally the community against the workers. In an email, the university argued that unionizing would force rank-and-file members to pay dues to an organization — like the UAW — whose positions they may not all agree with.This is the argument being made against unions in Janus v. AFSCME and was a clear example of the National Right to Work Foundation’s role in helping Columbia fight the GWU.The email also drew on the age-old bosses’ argument that workers are greedy, claiming graduate workers already receive $82,000 a year in “tuition and other benefits” — as if tuition pays the rent. In reality, teaching assistants receive far less in pay — sometimes as low as $18,000 a year.The administration also pointed to the Trump administration’s recent reversal of a 2016 National Labor Relations Board decision to recognize graduate students as workers — as if that added legitimacy to their argument.Despite this hostile move, a large swath of the community saw through the slander and joined the picket line throughout the strike.Solidarity came from campus unions, including 1199SEIU, TWU Local 241 and Barnard Contingent Faculty (UAW Local 2110), as well as from workers and unions such as Communication Workers Local 1104 and several building trade laborers working on campus. Teamsters Joint Council 16 refused to deliver packages to the university during the strike.GWU won the support of Columbia students by raising the struggles against racism and sexual assault that have seen militant battles during the last year. In October 2017, protesting students shut down two white supremacists scheduled to speak on campus.  Shortly before the GWU strike, students occupied a building demanding more support for survivors of sexual assault.Representatives from these struggles spoke at pro-union rallies of hundreds of striking graduate workers. The community effort in the GWU strike resembled the solidarity seen in other education strikes this year,The struggle continuesDuring the strike week, attempts were made to extend or deepen the strike. Some graduate workers set up tents and tried to start an occupation on campus on April 24, but it lacked rank-and-file support and the administration swiftly shut it down. However, as the end of the strike drew near with no bargaining with the administration in sight, support for extending the struggle grew.A petition circulated calling for an indefinite extension of the strike until a contract was won. By April 30, it had 639 signatures. On May 1, the GWU joined Workers World and a coalition of im/migrant and workers’ groups celebrating May Day in Union Square.The contracts of the UAW and SEIU campus locals are up at the end of 2018. It remains to be seen what the impact of the GWU strike will have played on their negotiations or on future labor actions on campus.Undoubtedly, the class solidarity that is being built on campus will provide the necessary infrastructure for greater victories to come.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Saint Anthony Greek Orthodox Church Hosts Pasadena Greek Fest 2014

first_img 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Visit Greece without ever leaving Los Angeles and join the endless summer fun with Los Angeles’ Greek community at the 55th Annual Pasadena Greek Fest hosted by the community of Saint Anthony Greek Orthodox Church in Pasadena. The weekend event takes place on the iconic grounds at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia.Come and try a variety of classic Greek dishes! Enjoy mouth-watering lamb chops, a flavorful gyro, succulent souvlaki, golden fried calamari and grilled octopus! Wash it all down with authentic Greek wines and spirits or enjoy a refreshing Frappe or smoothie.Enjoy live music by the Olympians and special guests from Greece. Watch dance presentations from award winning groups or join in and learn to dance like Zorba! But the fun is not just for adults. Bring the kids and let them loose in our Kid’s Fun Zone with rides, carnival games and more!The Pasadena Greek Fest, will be held on Friday September 19, 5:00 p.m.- 1:00 a.m., Saturday, September 20, noon to 1:00 a.m., and Sunday, September 21, noon to 10:00 p.m.Admission is $5 and children under 12 years free. Parking is $4 per car at the main entrance of Holly and Huntington Drive at Santa Anita Park located at 285 W. Huntington Drive in Arcadia.For more information, visit http://www.pasadenagreekfest.org/about.html.Saint Anthony Greek Orthodox Church, 778 South Rosemead Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 449-6974 or visit saint-anthonys.org Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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. Top of the News Faith & Religion News Saint Anthony Greek Orthodox Church Hosts Pasadena Greek Fest 2014 September 19, 20, and 21 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia Article and Photos courtesy of SAINT ANTHONY GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH Published on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | 9:07 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Community News HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News More Cool Stuff Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Concerns raised in Limerick over plans for homeless refuge

first_imgPredictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSAlan JacquesAssociated Charities Trust (ACT)Fianna FáilLabour PartylimerickLimerick City and County CouncilThomond HousethomondgateTom ShorttWillie O’Dea TD WhatsApp Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsConcerns raised in Limerick over plans for homeless refugeBy Alan Jacques – July 16, 2015 870 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Printcenter_img Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Previous articleLimerick leading nationwide campaign for rural recoveryNext articleOpinion – Insanity: Limerick Hurling Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Facebook Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Willie O’Dea outside Collins’ Cottages in Thomondgateby Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Willie O’Dea outside Collins’ Cottages in ThomondgatePLANNING should not be granted for new homeless accommodation across from Thomond House in Thomondgate.That’s the opinion of Limerick Fianna Fail TD Willie O’Dea, who believes that the area cannot cope with another homeless shelter across from the women’s refuge on Brown’s Quay.He made the comments in response to a planning application by Associated Charities Trust (Thomond House) to build a multi-storey apartment building comprising 18 one-bedroom apartments, recreational space, parking facilities and ancillary accommodation together with associated site development works.“Local residents are already at their wits end dealing with anti-social behaviour caused by some of the residents in Thomond House, never mind a new facility being opened across the road in derelict houses known locally as Collins Cottages. As it is, it’s not unusual for children to come upon drug related paraphernalia, left strewn around by some of the residents of Thomond House,” Deputy O’Dea told the Limerick Post.“In recent years, Thomond House moved out all the older long time residents and replaced them with younger more volatile clients, and some of these have engaged in serious anti-social behaviour to the detriment of the neighbourhood.”While he concedes that there is a need for more homeless accommodation in the city, he maintains Thomondgate isn’t a suitable site due to the high concentration of homeless and sheltered accommodation in that area already.“In short, Thomondgate is overloaded with these facilities.“If local residents wish to object or make an observation on the planning application, they must do so in writing to The Planning Office, Limerick City and County Council, Patrick Street, Limerick by Wednesday July 22, accompanied by a fee of €20 and quoting planning reference number 15/432. The decision is due on the application by August 12, 2015,” he explained.Labour Party member Tom Shortt who lives 50 yards from the site, maintains that some of the opposition to the proposal is based on misinformation. He said that there is also support based on understanding that the Thomond House proposal is a opportunity to see badly needed development going ahead to reverse decades of dereliction and to improve the appearance and image of the area.“These sites at a busy entry and exit point to the city from Kileely, Moyross, Meelick and Parteen have been derelict for 25 years and the deterioration of both sites over such a long time is demoralising, particularly for the residents of Thomondgate who live close by, as they are an eyesore and project a negative image of the area,” Mr Shortt commented.“I have supported the project consistently, to see the development going ahead in order to improve the environment in the area, to provide jobs in construction and to provide homes during a period when there is a crisis in homelessness,” he added.Limerick City and County Council pointed out that it has a long association with Thomond House in terms of the delivery of homeless services to one of the most marginalised groups in the county. Vulnerable females have been resident in the emergency accommodation at Thomond House since the early 1990’s.“At Deputy O’Dea’s request, the Council and the HSE met with local residents to help resolve concerns in relation to Thomond House earlier this year,” a council spokesman explained.The proposed development at Brown’s Quay previously had planning permission, which was revised to take into account new guidelines issued by the OPW. The development is not classified as a homeless facility and Associated Charities Trust own and manage a number of such independent living units within the Limerick Metropolitan area.“Limerick City and County Council’s Home and Social Development Department supports the project in terms of developing a site which has been derelict for a significant period. The  new development will provide a major lift to the area in this regard.“The local authority feels the most important reason for supporting the project, and as Deputy O’Dea has himself has acknowledged in recent times, is the current lack of quality housing in the Limerick Metropolitan area. This project will deliver 18 one-bed apartments.”last_img read more

#video #musiclimerick FONDA ‘Dreaming’

first_imgLIMERICK via Galway via Glasgow band Fonda are Liam O’Connor guitar and vocals, Laura Kelly bass and vocals and Patrick Bourke on drums. The trio are only into their second year and released the fine debut EP ‘Social Services’ in 2015.But it is the new release ‘Dreaming’ from their upcoming second EP that has raised the bar by some distance.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The song was recorded by Jack Glacken and mastered at WAV Mastered by Richard Dowling. The video was filmed in Limerick’s legendary indie haunt Costello’s Tavern.If Fonda can make writing a song as good as ‘Dreaming’ look this effortless, what more gems do they have in the making?Well worth getting down early to Kasbah Social Club this Tuesday August 16 to see the band support LA’s Gun Outfit. Facebook Previous articleAcademy is answer to Limerick prayersNext articleThat’s not Imelda May!! ……. Ready for a game changer? Eric Fitzgeraldhttp://www.limerickpost.ieEric writes for the Entertainment Pages of Limerick Post Newspaper and edits the music blog www.musiclimerick.com where you can watch and listen to music happening in the city and beyond. Print Email Linkedincenter_img WhatsApp Twitter News#video #musiclimerick FONDA ‘Dreaming’By Eric Fitzgerald – August 11, 2016 883 Advertisementlast_img read more

Oireachtas Committee reverses decision not to meet Donegal families

first_img Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter Facebook Previous articleMan extradited from Donegal on sex charges appears at Derry CourtNext articleMan shot in the leg in Derry News Highland Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Oireachtas Committee reverses decision not to meet Donegal families Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp News Google+center_img The Oireachtas Transport Committee has agreed to meet the families of three young women who died in road crashes allegedly linked to road works which were improperly marked.The committee had initially refused to meet the families, including the parents of Donegal woman Sinead Mc Daid, but has today reversed that decision.North West MEP Jim Higgins is welcoming the change of heart, but says it’s disappointing that the committee’s sudden u-turn is a result of negative media attention rather than a commitment to road safety. WhatsApp NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – April 13, 2010 LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+ Facebooklast_img read more

‘Bar On Certain Matters To Be Entertained As PIL Does Not Preclude Court From Doing So In Exercise Of Inherent Powers In Public Interest’: Uttarakhand HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates’Bar On Certain Matters To Be Entertained As PIL Does Not Preclude Court From Doing So In Exercise Of Inherent Powers In Public Interest’: Uttarakhand HC [Read Order] Mehal Jain24 Jun 2020 11:05 PMShare This – xThe Uttarakhand High Court last week ruled that even if there is a bar on certain matters to be taken as PIL, there is always discretion available with the Court to do so in exercise of its inherent powers. Moreover, the Chief Justice-led bench has also stated that even persons who are debarred under High Court rules can be entertained to file public interest petitions where allegations…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 Uttarakhand High Court last week ruled that even if there is a bar on certain matters to be taken as PIL, there is always discretion available with the Court to do so in exercise of its inherent powers. Moreover, the Chief Justice-led bench has also stated that even persons who are debarred under High Court rules can be entertained to file public interest petitions where allegations of misappropriation of public funds by a government-aided college, receiving funds both from the State Government and the University Grants Commission, are involved. In the case at hand, the petitioner has invoked the jurisdiction of the Court seeking a writ of mandamus directing the State of Uttarakhand to proceed further with the investigation on the F.I.R. dated 28.03.2017 against the sixth respondent, the in-charge Principal of the college and the fifth respondent, the Secretary of the college society; a mandamus directing the State of Uttarakhand to recover the excess amount, as pointed out in the Audit conducted by the Auditors of the Comptroller and Auditor General as well as the State of Uttarakhand, from the personal account of the sixth respondent, who was then the acting Principal of the College, as also the fifth respondent, who was the Secretary of the M.K.P. Society; and a mandamus directing the Director General of Police to constitute a Special Investigation Team to investigate into the gambit of corrupt practices currently underway in the respondent-College, as outlined in the Audit Reports; and to probe the reasons why no action was taken in the F.I.R. lodged in the year 2017. The division bench was of the view that the serious allegations, made in the counter-affidavit filed on behalf of the State Government, would necessitate an inquiry being caused and action taken in the larger public interest of ensuring that public funds are not mis-utilized. “As the cause is in the public interest, it matters little who has brought these facts to the notice of the Court. Allegations regarding personal animosity between the petitioner and the fifth respondent, or that the Writ Petition was filed at the behest of others inimically disposed towards the fifth respondent, need not detain us, as this Court can examine these allegations, non-suiting the petitioner and entertaining the Writ Petition suo-motu”, asserted the bench. Rule 3(4)(c) of the High Court of Uttarakhand P.I.L. Rules, 2010 was canvassed, which provides that Matters strictly falling in the arena of criminal or civil jurisdiction, and which constitute disputes amongst individuals, or any matter of the like nature, shall not be entertained as PIL. “What Rule 3(4)(c) of the 2010 Rules prohibits is for a Writ Petition to be entertained, in the PIL jurisdiction of the High Court, where it relates to individual disputes in the arena of criminal jurisdiction. The present case relates to mis-utilization of public funds by those incharge of a Government aided institution, and does not relate to individual disputes in the arena of criminal jurisdiction”, opined the bench. The Court reiterated that the jurisdiction which the High Court exercises, under Article 226 of the Constitution of India, is a part of the basic structure of the Constitution. As the power of judicial review is part of the basic structure, this power cannot be curtailed or negated even by an amendment to the Constitution, much less by legislation – plenary or subordinate. “The High Court of Uttarakhand P.I.L. Rules, 2010 have been made to guide the High Court in entertaining Writ Petitions in its Public Interest Litigation jurisdiction. That does not curtail or negate its jurisdiction to entertain cases where it is satisfied that larger public interest would be adversely affected if it fails to intervene. As the afore-extracted allegations are serious, and cannot be brushed aside, we are satisfied that an inquiry should be caused into these allegations, and action taken pursuant thereto in accordance with law”, it held. The bench noted that in the present case, the allegations relate to mis appropriation and mis-utilization of public funds- As the Court can even treat letters addressed to it, or newspaper reports, as Writ Petitions filed in public interest, “we see no reason not to cause an inquiry into these serious allegations merely because a criminal investigation has been caused in the matter, and a Final Report is said to have been filed by the Investigating Officer”. The Court declared that even if the Uttarakhand Audit Act, 2012 does not apply to the Society of which the fifth respondent is the Secretary, mis utilization of public funds would, undoubtedly, require an inquiry to be caused, and action taken pursuant thereto in accordance with law. “In the absence of a specific provision either in the Uttarakhand Audit Act, 2012 or elsewhere, no inquiry can be caused, would enable persons, in charge of establishments which receive public funds, to misappropriate such funds and yet claim immunity from inquiry, and action being taken pursuant thereto”, stated the bench.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