Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) HY2010 Interim Report

first_imgZambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the half year.For more information about Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm)  2010 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileZambia National Commercial Bank, commonly known as Zanaco, listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange, serves retail customers, large corporations, agri-business and public sector clients. The bank has evolved into a leading financial institution in Zambia. With the aid of Arise B.V., a leading African Investment Company, Zanaco benefits from technical assistance, international networks and best practices in various areas of banking.last_img read more

Choppies Enterprises Limited (CHOPPI.bw) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgChoppies Enterprises Limited (CHOPPI.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Choppies Enterprises Limited (CHOPPI.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Choppies Enterprises Limited (CHOPPI.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Choppies Enterprises Limited (CHOPPI.bw)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileChoppies Enterprises Limited is an investment holding company which operates in the grocery supermarket sector. The Choppie brand is associated with superstores, hyperstores and value stores; each offering the full instore range of a bakery, butchery, fresh fruit and vegetables and fast food. The company sells private label products, as well as a range of financial services. Choppies Enterprises Limited also manages a distribution and supply operation, a logistics operation and a maintenance service. Choppies retail outlets target lower to middle-income shoppers; with a total of 212 stores located in the major towns and cities in Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique. Choppies Enterprises Limited was founded in 1986 and its head office is in Gaborone, Botswanalast_img read more

Stock market crash: 3 reasons why I’d buy cheap shares today to get rich

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Therefore, now could be an excellent opportunity to buy such companies while they appear to offer wide margins of safety. They could produce impressive capital returns that boosts the performance of your portfolio.Recovery potential after a market crashWhile some share prices have rebounded after the market crash, others continue to trade significantly down year-to-date. History suggests that, over time, the prospects for the wider stock market are relatively positive. After all, the stock market has always produced new record highs after its downturns. In doing so, the share prices of most companies have often made strong gains that produce high capital returns for investors.Therefore, buying stocks today for their long-term turnaround potential could be a sound move. Risks such as Brexit, the US election and coronavirus may hold back global stock prices in the short run. But the track record of equity markets suggests that the long-term prospects for stock prices is likely to very positive.Relative return potentialWhile the market crash has caused paper losses for many investors this year, the long-term return prospects from shares are higher than other mainstream assets. For example, low interest rates mean that cash and bonds may struggle to offer impressive returns once inflation has been taken into account.Meanwhile, property investing may offer less scope to obtain undervalued assets due to price rises in the global property market over the past decade. Therefore, on a relative basis, shares appear to offer a more favourable risk/reward investing opportunity.Of course, shares may not necessarily produce impressive returns in the short run due to the ongoing threat of a second market crash. However, over the long run they have the potential to generate surprisingly high capital returns — especially for those investors who buy and hold high-quality businesses while they are trading at cheap prices. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Peter Stephens | Sunday, 4th October, 2020 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. 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European Rugby: Weekend’s talking points

first_imgThe inaugural European Rugby Champions Cup kicks off this weekend. RW takes a look at some of the key talking points that could shape the opening round Eye on the prize: This is what the 20 European Champions Cup teams are playing for Their problem in recent years has been failing to secure a home berth in the quarter-finals, having gone out at that stage in three of the last four tournaments. Leicester are an imposing prospect at Welford Road, but they do not often offer the same threat on the road – a win at home to Ulster tomorrow night is pivotal to their hopes in the pool stages.The Tigers are not the only team whose European stock has plummeted in recent months. Four-time champions Toulouse suffered five losses on the bounce for the first time since 1962 earlier this campaign, including defeat to newly-promoted La Rochelle. They may be the most decorated side in Heineken Cup history, but if their early-season displays continue, they could be bowing out and sending Guy Noves into retirement.Tigers tamed: Leicester’s position as a European heavyweight is coming under threatCan Sexton dominate the Saints again?In the 2011 Heineken Cup final, Jonny Sexton produced a virtuoso attacking display to help Leinster win a stunning European crown, terrorising the Northampton defence with probing runs that ended in two tries. Stephen Myler, his opposing number on the day was powerless to stop the turnaround.Tomorrow evening, Sexton and Myler will lock horns once again, but in vastly different circumstances.Sexton is now plying his trade on the continent with Top 14 outfit Racing Metro, who have endured a mixed start to the Top 14 season – five wins and four defeats from nine games. The success he enjoyed as part of Leinster’s European dynasty has been exchanged for a shot at French glory and no little riches, but there is unrest in the capital, with their inconsistent displays soured further by the airing of dirty laundry from head coach Laurent Labit over his Welsh stars.Myler, on the other hand, has matured in the East Midlands, becoming a figurehead in Saints rise to the summit of English rugby. His ability to control a game and then influence it with a try-making pass have seen him secure the fly-half berth outright at Franklins Gardens, while some have touted him as a possible viable option in England’s number 10 jersey for the upcoming Autumn Internationals.It will be an intriguing sub-plot to see who can edge the battle of the fly-halves tomorrow.Flashback: Sexton was key to Leinster’s 2011 Heineken Cup final victory over Northampton LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img TAGS: Glasgow WarriorsHighlightSaracens Sarries need that final stepThe 46-6 demolition job that Saracens did on Clermont Auvergne in last April’s Heineken Cup semi-final felt like a seismic shifting of Europe’s tectonic plates. It was a day when Sarries intensity – symbolised by Jacques Burger’s 28 tackles – steamrolled their illustrious French opponents into the Twickenham turf.A month later however, and the rout was a distant memory, with the North London club going on to lose two showpiece finals in the space of a mightily sobering week.A response is expected this time out and if Saracens are to be bandied about in the same sentence as Toulon or Leinster, they need a European star to place above the crests on their shirts.The first step on their road to redemption is a replay of that semi-final against a Clermont side. The continental giants may well be ‘the best team never to win a Heineken Cup’ , but last year’s humbling at Sarries’ hands hinted at their fallibility, and they go into tomorrow’s clash off the back of a 51-21 humbling at Bordeaux – meaning they are vulnerable as never before.Semi-success: Chris Ashton and Brad Barritt celebrate in last year’s thrashing of ClermontCan dark horses stay the course?Much of the talk ahead of the European curtain being raised has centred on how the big dawgs are expected to deliver, a fact that has kept the spotlight away from Pool Four – a group which may yet unearth one of the competition’s dark horses.Glasgow and Bath have both started their domestic campaigns in spritely fashion. Gregor Townsend’s Warriors sit second after five wins from their opening six games, including a 22-20 downing of Pro12 champions Leinster, with the eye-catching displays of Fijian scrum-half Niko Matawalu a particular highlight.Meanwhile, Bath have provided some notable performances of their own since the start of September. A record-breaking 45-0 thrashing of Leicester was quickly followed by the equally important scalp of Saracens, as Mike Ford’s men have provided an added intensity against the league’s top teams that has helped them to build on the promise of last season.The form of both sides bodes well for their clash at Scotstoun Stadium tomorrow. Toulouse’s well-publicised malaise – save for last weekend’s impressive victory over Toulon – coupled with Montpellier’s erratic displays in Europe, means that Pool Two’s British contingent will be seeing qualification from this group as more than achievable. Historically, neither side has enjoyed much success in Europe’s elite competition in recent years – Bath’s 1998 success is almost tainted in sepia, while Glasgow perpetually have struggled in the Heineken Cup. Advancing to the quarter-final stage should be the minimum target for these two teams.Indeed, RW’s Russ Petty used a range of statistics to predict that the Warriors may well be worth an outside bet to lift the new trophy in May.Warrior’s chance: Matawalu will be hoping to help Glasgow to finally impress in EuropeFallen giants keen to stay in touchWe’re only halfway through October, but already you could line the Stade Mayol with the amount of newspaper pieces written on Leicester’s early-season travails. Richard Cockerill’s side find themselves in an unfamiliar eighth position in the Premiership coming into the European double-header, a statistic which puts their quest to qualify from a difficult Pool Three – Toulon, Scarlets and Ulster – into perspective.For the Tigers, it’s been 12 long years since they lifted the second of their European titles, and in truth, they’ve looked unlikely to add to that tally since a 19-16 defeat to Leinster in the 2009 final.last_img read more

Is England’s dominance good for the Women’s Six Nations?

first_imgAnother Grand Slam is on the cards for the Red Roses after they brushed aside Wales LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The April issue of Rugby World magazine – focusing on a new generation of Six Nations stars – is out now.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Is England’s dominance good for the Women’s Six Nations?England’s march to back-to-back Women’s Six Nations Grand Slams continued with a 66-7 victory against Wales at Twickenham Stoop on Saturday.Quite when Sarah Hunter & Co will be able to complete the clean sweep and lift the trophy is undetermined given that their final match against Italy – along with several others in the women’s championship – has been postponed due to the cornonavirus outbreak.Yet the inevitable nature of this title triumph raises serious questions about the Women’s Six Nations.England have scored 165 points in their four victories to date and conceded only 20. In two matches – against Scotland and Ireland – they kept their opponents scoreless while France and Wales crossed for only one try apiece, the Welsh one a penalty award after England failed to clear their lines.Those figures underline exactly how dominant the Red Roses have been in this championship. Once they had seen off France in their opening game, the engravers could have got to work on the trophy. And the fact the Women’s Six Nations is such a foregone conclusion undermines the entire championship.Three of a kind: Poppy Cleall scored a hat-trick against Wales (Getty Images)The record crowd at the Stoop will have enjoyed seeing England run in ten tries – including a hat-trick for lock Poppy Cleall – but how can supporter engagement be maintained when so many results are almost preordained?Sport is meant to be competitive, there needs to be an element of the unknown in results. England’s players and coaches can talk about how tough matches are, how scorelines don’t reflect the contests, but ultimately they are competing against themselves, trying to improve on their last performance.Yes, England are professional, but the onus has to be on the other nations – or more specifically the unions – to raise their own standards. Otherwise the integrity of the tournament will continue to be challenged.The one-sided nature of matches is perfectly illustrated by the statistics from the win over Wales. The visitors spent only 36 seconds in the England 22, made zero line breaks to England’s 12 and put in 217 tackles compared to just 84 from the hosts.center_img The physicality of the English pack was the standout feature of the Wales fixture. The fact eight of their ten tries came from the forwards, six from the tight five, illustrates the power game England played, so much so that you barely saw the backs making breaks. World Player of the Year Emily Scarratt wasn’t required to bust the line until the closing minutes.The skill level of those forwards has undoubtedly been enhanced by the extra time they have to work on those areas as professionals, but more significantly they are better conditioned – stronger, fitter, faster.Ask England coach Simon Middleton about the state of the Six Nations and he focuses on the advantage his team have physically.“It is competitive in many ways,” he insists. “Wales were very competitive and the score didn’t reflect their performance.“It’s how you address the physical balance. With the greatest respect, we can physically dominate sides. That’s the bit the other nations need to address – how to afford the time and resources to develop players physically.Attacking threat: It takes several defenders to stop Shaunagh Brown (Getty Images)“That’s the biggest difference being full-time has made to us: physical preparation. We have the time to train at a really high level, the highest level we can. We’ve got great athletes in the squad, incredibly athletic players.”Other unions do not yet seem willing – or indeed able – to invest in their women’s teams to the same level as England. The tournament organisers have failed to monetise the championship with standalone sponsors or a TV deal, with countries negotiating their own broadcasting agreements (although there are plans for that to change going forward).Until these things happen, or unions at least increase their investment in their women’s 15s programmes, there will continue to be a disparity in standards in these fixtures. That’s what happens when it’s amateurs versus professionals – and it does little to help the credibility of the tournament. Power surge: Hannah Botterman makes a burst upfield (Getty Images) last_img read more

Video: Presiding Bishop’s sermon commemorating Absalom Jones

first_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Job Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Bath, NC 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Tampa, FL Posted Feb 8, 2016 Video: Presiding Bishop’s sermon commemorating Absalom Jones Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 [Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry returned to the Diocese of Washington Feb. 7 to preach at a 3 p.m. Eucharist commemorating Absalom Jones, the first African-American to be ordained an Episcopal priest. The service included traditional African-American hymns and music of the African diaspora. The service was held at Washington National Cathedral and co-sponsored by Saint Andrew’s, College Park, the Union of Black Episcopalians, and the Diocese of Washington.A video stream of the full service is available below. Curry’s sermon begins at 54:40. Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Jobs & Callscenter_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Press Release Tags Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Knoxville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 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 Video This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Belleville, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NYlast_img read more

Ruby / Foomann Architects

first_img “COPY” Australia Urban Digestor Ruby / Foomann Architects Ruby / Foomann ArchitectsSave this projectSaveRuby / Foomann Architects Manufacturers: ILVE, Woven Image, Hycraft Carramar, KoskiDecor Eco, McKinna Sheet Metal Energy Consultant: 2018 ArchDaily CopyHouses, Extension•Ormond, Australia Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/905739/ruby-foomann-architects Clipboard Houses Area:  175 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Fido Projects Photographs:  Willem-Dirk du Toit Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeFoomann ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionOrmondAustraliaPublished on November 27, 2018Cite: “Ruby / Foomann Architects” 26 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?“红宝石”住宅增建,耐候钢回应旧宅砖墙 / Foomann 建筑事务所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 “COPY” Projects Architects: Foomann Architects Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Willem-Dirk du Toit+ 16Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Engineer:David Jones Structural ConsultantsSite:460.0 m2City:OrmondCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Willem-Dirk du ToitRecommended ProductsRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectRenders / 3D AnimationEnscape3D Real-Time Rendering SoftwareWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingRenders / 3D AnimationAUGmentectureAugmented Reality Platform – AUGmentecture™Text description provided by the architects. The original building, Designed by C.C. Sainsbury in 1957, is a gem. It is an unconventional example from the War Services program; which assisted veterans acquire homes. The clients sought to supplement what they loved to better accommodate their growing family.Save this picture!© Willem-Dirk du ToitOur brief included two matching kids’ bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, storage and laundry. The clients asked to showcase their book and art collection and for the design to be bold.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSkllion roofs and deep eaves were a challenging foundation for a second storey extension. Our intention was to preserve as much as we could while creating a cohesive and consistent feel using contemporary execution.Save this picture!© Willem-Dirk du ToitThe volumes of the extension are topped with the same angle as the existing roofs to create a balanced composition. The grooved corten cladding was selected to echo existing timber details and tonally transition from the brick.Save this picture!© Willem-Dirk du ToitThe existing plan to the rear of the home was untangled by continuing the corridor through to the north backyard. The stair was located adjacent to the entry, preserving the north facing rooms and creating a central focus.Save this picture!1st Floor PlanWhile neighbours to the north and west contain overbearing homes; the east features a manicured garden. Views are managed through window placement and perforated screens. An east facing window at the top of the stair is at the apex of the new volume and frames a mature Silver Birch creating the key view from both floors.Save this picture!© Willem-Dirk du ToitThe stair skips around an existing low window and wraps a joinery insertion that displays small sculpture and books. The simple presentation of the joinery belies a complex puzzle of concealed laundry and storage. New joinery is fabricated from plywood (low emission, PEFC + FSC certified) with lighting that’s integrated and handles that are integrated or reclaimed.Save this picture!© Willem-Dirk du ToitThe raked volumes of the extension overlap in the centre of the kids’ bedrooms where triangular windows bring in light and sky. Passive solar design is incorporated through eaves and screens with both rooms having two openable windows and ceiling fans to allow cross ventilation and airflow.Save this picture!© Willem-Dirk du ToitThe original home is modernist and exuberant; the extension is meant to carry this tradition and continue to endure.Project gallerySee allShow lessCurrent / Hugo Kohno Architect AssociatesSelected ProjectsS.Engine Fengshengli-Cafe / Atelier Ohne ZwangSelected Projects Share Builder: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/905739/ruby-foomann-architects Clipboard Year: last_img read more

Governor Signs Assemblymember Holden Bill Giving Military Personnel a Tax Break

first_img 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Members of the Armed Forces and National Guard will get a break on state use tax when they are transferred to California under Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bill signed today by Governor Brown.“It just doesn’t seem fair to tax active duty military personnel when they are already making so many sacrifices,” explained Assemblymember Holden (D-Pasadena). “It’s the right thing to do to relieve some of the tax burden for our service men and women who are already sacrificing so much for their country.”AB 143, the Military Use Tax Exemption, would eliminate a type of sales tax known as use tax, on personal property purchased by an active duty military member or National Guard member who has been transferred into the state.Here’s how it works: A use tax is levied on items purchased out-of-state for use in California.If you are on active duty in Texas and buy a computer or furniture, then three months later you are transferred to a base in California, you would be required to pay a “use tax”. Under AB 143, that tax would be waived.California is home to 13% of the more than one million active duty members of the armed forces stationed in the U.S. and has enjoyed widespread support from veterans organizations across the state: American Legion, California Association of County Veterans Service Officers, California State Commanders Veterans Council, Veterans Democratic Club of Sacramento County, VFW of the United States – California, Vietnam Veterans of America. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyLove Astrology: 12 Types Of Boyfriends Based On Zodiac SignsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Government Governor Signs Assemblymember Holden Bill Giving Military Personnel a Tax Break Published on Thursday, October 10, 2013 | 2:23 pmcenter_img Community News More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

‘Tender Minds Can’t Be Treated With Iron Gloves As Offender Of War Crime’, Karnataka HC Quashes CBSE Action Against Class-XII Student [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates’Tender Minds Can’t Be Treated With Iron Gloves As Offender Of War Crime’, Karnataka HC Quashes CBSE Action Against Class-XII Student [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay11 Oct 2020 7:44 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on Tuesday (06th October) observed that “A tender student, even when the delinquency is established, cannot be treated as the offender of the war crime; it hardly needs to be mentioned that all this has entered the framing of this judgment.”The Bench of Justice Krishna S. Dixit was hearing the plea of a Petitioner-student who challenging the punitive Memorandum…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 Karnataka High Court on Tuesday (06th October) observed that “A tender student, even when the delinquency is established, cannot be treated as the offender of the war crime; it hardly needs to be mentioned that all this has entered the framing of this judgment.”The Bench of Justice Krishna S. Dixit was hearing the plea of a Petitioner-student who challenging the punitive Memorandum dated 29.07.2020 issued by CBSE, whereby, “– her exam in the subject (044) Biology of AISSCE (Main)-2020 is hereby cancelled for using unfair means in the said Examination — her result is declared as ESSENTIAL REPEAT”.Brief facts of the caseThe petitioner, a Class-XII student then studying in the 5th respondent – School had appeared for Biology Examination (044) on 14.03.2020, having accomplished the papers in English, Physics & Chemistry; unmindfully, she had carried her mobile phone instrument to the Examination Hall which after advertence was handed over to the Center Invigilator allegedly a bit before the commencement of the said examination.In connection with this incident an enquiry was held, after receiving the explanation from the petitioner in terms of EXAMINATION BYE-LAWS 1995 promulgated by the Central Board of Secondary Education; the impugned punitive order had been issued to the effect that her exam in the subject Biology (044) of AISSCE has been cancelled for using “Unfair means” and that she was declared as “Essential Repeat”.As a consequence of the above punitive order, coupled with her failure in Mathematics Examination, petitioner became ineligible to take up “Compartment Examination” that was scheduled in September 2020 and eventually, she has to appear for the examinations under “Full Subject Category” which would be scheduled on the basis of new Syllabi and the Course Study; with this grievance, the petitioner is at the doorsteps of this Court.Court’s observationsThe Court was of a considered opinion that relief needs to be granted to the petitioner. The Court, while perusing the relevant Bye-Law, came to the conclusion that the thrust of the prohibition enacted in the subject Byelaw is not just carrying the “barred items” but carrying it “during the course of the examination”.Further, the Court opined, carrying any material before the commencement of the examination per se does not fall within the parameters of the fault-line on which this Byelaw is structured; an argument to the contrary, cannot be countenanced without bruising the text & intent of this Byelaw;The Court also noted that she had deposited the said instrument at 9.55 am i.e., prior to the commencement of the examination with the official of the Examination Hall gains acceptance since admittedly, it was returned to her after the examination was over and with no much murmur.The Court further observed that the timing of the deposit and demeanour of the student could have been ascertained from the CC-TV footage which was not done, the explanation offered for not doing the same being not plausible, the case of the petitioner thus, won credence.Further, the Court opined that the very purpose of installing CC-TV is to capture such incidents and keep them as a record for proving the delinquency or innocence of the students concerned.Importantly, the Court said that if the content of the CCTV footage is not preserved or otherwise not retrievable, it is a fault attributable to the answering respondents and therefore, they cannot be permitted to take advantage thereof to the detriment of the students.Significantly, the Court said,”Tender minds even when they commit some significant mistakes, cannot be treated with iron gloves; the penalty order arguably may answer the requirement of letter of law but certainly, it fall short of the standards of justice and fairness inasmuch as there is absolutely no material as to the petitioner having used the phone instrument for writing the examination in question; in fact, that is not the allegation at all; one cannot be oblivious to the anxiety of the students and their parents during the crucial examination of the kind, especially during the unprecedented COVID Pandemic.” (emphasis supplied)The Court also took into account the fact that the Constitution of India enshrines several Articles guaranteeing Rights & Privileges to children and these are complemented with numerous legislative and quasi-legislative measures keeping in mind India’s 1992 ratification of the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child, 1989 (UNCRC).Lastly, in the above circumstances, this writ petition succeeded. A Writ of Certiorari was issued, quashing the impugned Memorandum; consequently, a Writ of Mandamus was also issued to the second & third respondents to announce the result of petitioner’s Biology (044) examination held on 14.03.2020 and to issue to her the Statement of Marks.A further direction was issued to the Central Board of Secondary Education to organize necessary examination for the petitioner along with other such candidates if any so that they complete All India School Certificate (Main) Examination – 2020 with the same Syllabi and the Course Study, if they are otherwise eligible; this shall be done on or before 31st day of December, 2020.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

Car crashes into mall near Chicago, suspect in custody: Officials

first_imgWLS-TV(CHICAGO) — A suspect is in custody after allegedly crashing a car into a mall in a Chicago suburb on Friday, officials said. Only minor injuries were reported in the incident at the Woodfield Mall, according to officials with the Village of Schaumburg, Illinois, which is 30 miles outside of Chicago.Photos show the door to Sears shattered. The mall has been evacuated, officials said.Lauren Potts Carney had just parked at the mall when she heard the crash and was shocked to see shoppers fleeing from the building.Carney told ABC Chicago station WLS she’s now overcome with relief that no one seems to be hurt.FBI Chicago officials said there’s no threat to public safety.#FBI Chicago is aware of the incident at Schaumburg Mall and is assisting local law enforcement as requested. There is no threat to public safety.— FBI Chicago (@FBIChicago) September 20, 2019 Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more