African Champion Industries Limited (ACI.gh) 2009 Annual Report

first_imgAfrican Champion Industries Limited (ACI.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about African Champion Industries Limited (ACI.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Champion Industries Limited (ACI.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Champion Industries Limited (ACI.gh)  2009 annual report.Company ProfileAfrican Champion Industries Limited is an investment holding company in Ghana with substantial assets in gold mining and forestry and a manufacturing operating producing toilet paper. Established in 1967, the company was formerly known as Super Paper Products Co Ltd. It is a market leader in Ghana and exports its toilet paper products to regions in West Africa. In 2009, African Champion Industries incorporated a value-creation strategy to purchase significant interests in assets which generate hard currency in West Africa, primarily investments in natural resources and property. Its sole asset is a royalty on Adamus Resources Telku Bokazo gold mine and a minority stake in Miro Forestry Developments Limited, a plantation forestry company with assets in Ghana and Sierra Leone. African Champion Industries Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more


Anglicans worldwide expresses shock, sadness over Pakistan bombings

first_imgAnglicans worldwide expresses shock, sadness over Pakistan bombings Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT September 26, 2013 at 2:32 pm A clarification about All Saints Church in Peshawar and Anglicanism: All Saints’ was established in 1883 as an Anglican Church under the auspices of CMS. As Christopher Lo points out above, in 1970 the Anglicans of Pakistan united with Lutherans, Methodists and Presbyterians to form the Church of Pakistan. So it is not accurate today to identify All Saints’ Church as an Anglican parish. It is rather a parish, or congregation, of the Diocese of Peshawar, one of the eight dioceses of the Church of Pakistan. It is a Church of Pakistan parish. The church unions of south Asia – Church of South India, Church of North India, Church of Pakistan, Church of Bangladesh – have not always gone smoothly. To this day each of these churches is beset by holdouts from the previous denominations who not only do not wish to join but who dispute ownership of property, funds and buildings. Thus it is important to avoid identifying a congregation today by its pre-union denominational affiliation. One of the gifts that union brought was that through the united church each of the uniting denominations became integrated into the worldwide fellowships of the other uniting denominations. Thus the Church of Pakistan is equally a member of the Anglican Communion, the Lutheran World Federation, and the comparable Methodist and Presbyterian fellowships.Titus Presler, PrincipalEdwardes College, Peshawar Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET September 23, 2013 at 7:35 pm According to Wikipedia, the Church of Pakistan was established in 1970 with a union of Anglicans, Scottish Presbyterians (Church of Scotland), United Methodists, and Lutherans. It is the only United Church in the South Asia which involves the Lutheran Church. Though united, it is mainly Anglican in theology and outlook, since from the beginning Anglicans formed the bulk of the 800,000 strong membership and most of the important sees.More information about the above mentioned Diocese of Peshawar may be found at: http://www.peshawardiocese.org/churchofpk.aspIn February, 2013, Bishop Humphrey Peters (the present Diocesan Bishop of Peshawar) visited the Diocese of Texas as the guest of Bishop C. Andrew Doyle. More information about his visit may be found at: http://www.epicenter.org/article/pakistani-bishops-minister-in-hostile-land/ [Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans in Pakistan and around the world have expressed shock and sadness after two suicide bombers killed about 80 people and injured 200 at a church in Pakistan.Within hours of the news of the deadly attack on All Saint’s Church in Peshawar, members of the Anglican Communion had spoken out against the attack, called for prayers, and, in India, even arranged a solidarity march.On the Peshawar diocese website, Bishop Humphrey Peters condemned the attack and expressed his condolences to all the families who lost loved ones. He appealed for Christians in Pakistan and around the world to pray for the affected families.In a Tweet, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby wrote, “Peshawar bomb reveals depths of human evil, yet those suffering speak of forgiveness as well as justice. That is the love of Jesus shown.”He also wrote to the moderator of the Church in Pakistan, offering assurance of his prayers and fullest support. He said, “I  am appalled to learn of the attack on All Saints’ Church in Peshawar as people had gathered there to pray. My heart goes out to all those bereaved and injured by this terrible attack.  I pray for the peace of Pakistan and the protection of Christ’s people.  With the people of Peshawar I join in calling for the Pakistan Government and all people of good will to ensure that communities may go about their daily lives in safety, and that the perpetrators are brought to justice.”Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori released a statement saying, “This act of violence is a reminder of the preciousness and fragility of life, and of our interconnectedness. We are all wounded, we have all lost family, friends, and fellow citizens of the world. We will continue to pray for the bereaved, for the injured, for the perpetrators, for their communities, and for this broken world.”Diocese of South Western Brazil’s Bishop Francisco Silva prayed “that God would console the bereaved and strengthen the faith of those brothers and sisters who suffer the consequences of religious intolerance.”Bishop of Amritsar in India Pradeep Samantaroy said, “The ghastly killing of Christians in Peshawar is shocking.” He had been unable to talk to Peters but did convey the diocese’s grief and solidarity to Moderator of the Church of Pakistan, Bishop Samuel Azariah.Samataroy’s diocese also held a candlelight procession and prayer service yesterday evening to express their solidarity with Christians in Pakistan.On social media, Anglicans and Episcopalians from around the world have been expressing their sympathy to Christians in Pakistan, in particular to a youth officer of the Church Pakistan, Insar Gohar, who was said to have lost his mother and children in the bomb blast.In Pakistan, Christians affected by the attack expressed not only sadness, but also anger that they had not been afforded better protection against such violence. Peters said, “The attack on All Saint’s Church is the total failure of the new government of KPK and government has failed to provide security to the minorities in Khayber Pakhtunkhwa, Peshawar Pakistan.” Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Press Release Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Christopher Lo says: Lloyd Casson says: Jeanne Daniels says: September 24, 2013 at 12:36 pm So what? Anglican Communion, Rector Knoxville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Titus Presler says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing By ACNS staffPosted Sep 23, 2013 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Titus Presler says: 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 Press Release Service This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC Comments are closed. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Smithfield, NC Comments (7) Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA September 23, 2013 at 9:45 pm Yes Robert, All Saints is Anglican. May Light Perpetual shine on those who perished. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL Asia Submit a Job Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Tags 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL September 23, 2013 at 6:18 pm May I conclude that All Saints’ Church was indeed Anglican? It may be obvious to all but it isn’t clear to me. Associate Rector Columbus, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR September 26, 2013 at 2:33 pm Just a footnote to my note above: I’ve preached at All Saints’ a number of times. My blog has a number of postings on the bombing and its aftermath: TitusOnMission.wordpress.com AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Tampa, FL Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Robert w. Scruggs says: William Brennan says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem September 25, 2013 at 8:23 am In the wake of such senseless and devastating tragedy, such apathy should perhaps be left unexpressed.last_img read more


‘Juegos’ de guerra EUA empeora crisis de Corea

first_imgEl pueblo de los Estados Unidos se está cansando de pagar por las múltiples guerras en el exterior con su sangre, su esfuerzo y con los miles de millones de dólares que pagan en sus impuestos a este país. Además de la esperada oposición progresista a la guerra imperialista, ahora hay un nuevo fenómeno: Un creciente cansancio de las guerras se puede detectar incluso entre las/os abanderados de la extrema derecha que han seguido a Donald Trump.Sin embargo, esto parece tener poco efecto en el Pentágono. Este lleva a cabo los planes para nuevas armas, nuevos “juegos” de guerra, nuevas bases en todo el mundo como si el dinero no importara, ni el estado abyecto de los veteranos que sufren una miríada de problemas físicos y psicológicos.En este momento, el Pentágono está inmerso en otro de sus muchos ejercicios de demostración militar en contra de la República Popular Democrática de Corea. Éste, llamado eufemísticamente “Guardián de la Libertad de Ulchi”, envuelve un personal militar estadounidense de 25.000 miembros, basados no sólo en Corea del Sur, sino también en la parte continental de EUA, Hawái y Japón. Ellos están coordinando las operaciones con unos 50.000 soldados de Corea del Sur.Es una versión moderna de cuando los gobernantes coloniales llevaban a las batallas los soldados de los países que habían conquistado. Los opresores daban las órdenes; los pueblos sometidos tenían que proporcionar la mayor parte de la carne de cañón. Excepto que hoy, con la guerra organizada por vía electrónica, los que dan las órdenes pueden estar cómodamente sentados en el otro lado del globo.Hay dos estados coreanos: la República Democrática Popular de Corea (norte) y la República de Corea (sur). El norte se ha comprometido a la construcción del socialismo, mientras que el sur se convirtió en la suplementación de la mano de obra barata a disposición de las empresas transnacionales del capitalismo estadounidense.Sin embargo, sólo hay un pueblo coreano, que comparte un linaje, un lenguaje y una península. La mayoría de las/os coreanos del norte y del sur quiere la reunificación. Es la ocupación militar de Corea del Sur por Estados Unidos e impulsada por las corporaciones estadounidenses quien impide que esta herida cicatrice. Y es esta ocupación la responsable de las grandes tensiones existentes entre el norte y el sur.Desde el comienzo de la guerra de 1950-1953 en la que EUA no logró conquistar el norte, a pesar de la invasión y la campaña de bombardeo que mató a millones, Washington ha amenazado constantemente la RPDC con armas nucleares. En los últimos años, el norte ha sido capaz de contrarrestar estas amenazas mediante la construcción de sus propias bombas nucleares y un sistema de misiles que ahora incluye la capacidad para lanzar las bombas desde submarinos.Debería ser obvio que las guerras de agresión estadounidense en este período, que han terminado en la destrucción total de gobiernos soberanos – en Irak, Yugoslavia y Libia, por ejemplo – han aumentado la determinación de los líderes de la RPDC para reforzar sus defensas, cualquiera que sea el costo.Desde que la Guerra de Corea terminó en un punto muerto hace 63 años, la RPDC ha hecho un llamado a un tratado de paz y al fin de la ocupación estadounidense del sur, para que las/os coreanos puedan trabajar los pasos hacia la reunificación de su país. La respuesta estadounidense ha sido una creciente militarización de la zona y una demonización del norte, que está a la par con la peor propaganda inventada por los nazis para degradar a quienes el imperialismo alemán querían conquistar.Los “juegos” de guerra estadounidense son vistos por la RPDC como práctica para una invasión de su país. Si esto ocurriera, las consecuencias serían incalculables. El fin de esta situación crítica debe ser perseguido por los movimientos progresistas y anti-guerra: ¡EUA fuera de Corea! ¡Alto a las amenazas y al estado de guerra! ¡Firma de un tratado de paz ya! read more


Myanmar’s junta plans draconian cyber-security law

first_imgArticle 29 would give the government the right to order an account’s “interception, removal, destruction or cessation” in the event of any content “causing hate or disrupting unity, stabilization and peace,” any “disinformation,” or any comment going “against any existing law.” This extremely vague wording would give the government considerable interpretative leeway and would in practice allow it to ban any content it disliked and to prosecute its author. February 11, 2021 – Updated on February 12, 2021 Myanmar’s junta plans draconian cyber-security law News The State Administration Council – as the new military junta euphemistically calls itself – sent a copy of the proposed law to Internet access and online service providers on 9 February. And the junta is expected to make it public on 15 February. to go further Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Receive email alerts RSF_en Myanmar is ranked 139th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture Any violation of the law would be punishable by up to three years in prison and a fine of 10 million kyats (6,200 euros). Those convicted on more than one count would, of course, serve the corresponding jail terms consecutively. Earlier this week, RSF reported the comments of several journalists who have been trying to cover the protests against the military coup, and who said that press freedom has been set back ten years in the space of ten days, back to where it was before the start of the democratization process. News “The provisions of this cyber-security law pose a clear threat to the right of Myanmar’s citizens to reliable information and to the confidentiality of journalists’ and bloggers’ data,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF Asia-Pacific desk. “We urge digital actors operating in Myanmar, starting with Facebook, to refuse to comply with this shocking attempt to bring them to heel. This junta has absolutely no democratic legitimacy and it would be highly damaging for platforms to submit to its tyrannical impositions.” The draft law, which RSF has seen, would require online platforms and service providers operating in Myanmar to keep all user data in a place designated by the government for three years. Facebook has nearly 25 million users in Myanmar – 45% of the population. Three days after the 1 February coup, the junta suddenly blocked access to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. But many of the country’s citizens have been using VPNs (virtual private networks) to circumvent the censorship. Help by sharing this information Submission The proposed law’s leak has coincided with social media reports of the arrival of many Chinese technicians tasked with setting up an Internet barrier and cybersurveillance system of the kind operating in China, which is an expert in this domain. MyanmarAsia – Pacific Online freedomsMedia independenceProtecting sources InternetFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment News Follow the news on Myanmar May 26, 2021 Find out more Organisation MyanmarAsia – Pacific Online freedomsMedia independenceProtecting sources InternetFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum May 31, 2021 Find out more The draft law, which has just been leaked, is clearly designed to prevent pro-democracy activists from continuing to organize the demonstrations that have been taking place every day in cities across Myanmar in response to the military coup on 1 February. Demonstrators in ghost costumes protest outside the Chinese embassy in Yangon on 11 February. The sign on the left says in Mandarin: “Internet expert technicians from China: Go home!” (photo: STR / AFP). News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a proposed cyber-security law in Myanmar that would organize online censorship and force social media platforms to share private information about their users when requested by the authorities. This would violate the confidentiality of journalists’ data and sources, and the public’s right to reliable information, RSF says. Article 30, on the other hand, is very specific about the data that online service providers must hand over to the government when requested: the user’s name, IP address, phone number, ID card number and physical address. May 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more


A Closer Look at Latest Forbearance Report

first_img Previous: The Week Ahead: Two Looks at Housing Trends Next: Could Home Price Surge Lead to Another Crash? Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago According to recent findings posted from Black Knight’s McDash Flash Forbearance Tracker, the number of mortgages in active forbearance stayed steady this past week, neither increasing or decreasing in any great way. Specific details released by Black Knight reveals a 15,000 reduction among GSE mortgages offset by a 5,000 rise in FHA forbearances and a 10,000 increase among portfolio/PLS-held loans.The exact number of American homeowners who are currently in active forbearance (as of August 18, 2020) is just under 4 million (3.9). This amount represents 7.4% of the total of active mortgages currently, which as mentioned before, remained flat from this past week. When totaled, these account for $833 billion in unpaid principal.Another highlight from the report revealed that 5.4% of all GSE-backed loans and 11.6% of all FHA/VA loans are presently amid forbearance plans. Also in forbearance are 8% of loans in private label securities or banks’ portfolios.Throughout the last month, the amount of existing active forbearances has dipped by 202,000 (-5%). The loans that experienced the greatest improvement were GSE loans (-130,000, -8%). As for FHA/VA forbearances, those have stayed steady for the most part, with the only shift being a slight decline of 1% (-11,000) throughout the month. Regarding the forbearances among private/portfolio loans, those decreased 67,000 (-6%).As the world continues to deal with the current pandemic and adjust accordingly, there reportedly is an undeniable amount of uncertainty across the board in all industries—including the housing market. Moving forward, there are a number of factors to consider that will most likely have the greatest impact. One of these factors to keep an eye on especially (apart from the pandemic itself) is the expiration of expanded unemployment benefits, which occurred just this past month.  Print This Post Black Knight Forbearance 2020-08-24 Christina Hughes Babb The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Andy Beth Miller Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / A Closer Look at Latest Forbearance Report in Daily Dose, Featured, News Andy Beth Miller is an experienced freelance editor and writer. Her main focus is travel writing, and when she is not typing away from her computer at her home in the Hawaiian Islands, she is regularly roaming the world as a digital nomad, and loving every minute of it. She has been published in myriad online and print magazines, is a fan of all things outdoors, and finds life (and all of its business, technological, and cultural facets) fascinating in their constant evolution. She is excited to spectate as the world changes, and have a job that allows her to bring a detailed account of those constant shifts to her readers at home and abroad. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articlescenter_img August 24, 2020 1,706 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago A Closer Look at Latest Forbearance Report Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Black Knight Forbearancelast_img read more


Lok Sabha Passes Bill To Enhance Powers Of Delhi Lieutenant Governor

first_imgTop StoriesLok Sabha Passes Bill To Enhance Powers Of Delhi Lieutenant Governor Akshita Saxena22 March 2021 5:11 AMShare This – xThe Lok Sabha has passed the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021 to enhance the powers of Lieutenant Governor of Delhi. The Bill amends the GNCT of Delhi Act, 1991, a legislation that provides framework for functioning of the Delhi Legislative Assembly and re-defines Delhi Government as the Lieutenant Governor (LG). It also provides that 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 Lok Sabha has passed the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021 to enhance the powers of Lieutenant Governor of Delhi. The Bill amends the GNCT of Delhi Act, 1991, a legislation that provides framework for functioning of the Delhi Legislative Assembly and re-defines Delhi Government as the Lieutenant Governor (LG). It also provides that the opinion of the LG “shall be obtained” on all such matters as may be specified by the LG, before taking any executive action on decisions of the Council of Ministers. The Bill has been perceived as an attempt to circumvent the interpretation made by the Supreme Court in the Delhi v. LG case, holding that the LG is an administrative head in the “limited sense” and that he is “bound by the aid and advise” of the Council of Ministers of Delhi Government, except in matters of land, police and public order. Many members apprehend that the Bill will subvert the elected Government of Delhi from functioning autonomously and will affect cooperative federalism. Salient features of the Bill: The Bill curbs the Delhi Assembly’s power to conduct its proceedings as per the rules of procedure made by it. It provides that the Rules made by the Delhi Legislative Assembly to regulate the procedure and conduct of business in the Assembly must be consistent with the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Lok Sabha. The Bill also prohibits the Legislative Assembly from making any rule to enable itself or its Committees to: (i) consider the matters of day-to-day administration of the NCT of Delhi and (ii) conduct any inquiry in relation to administrative decisions. Further, any provision in force having the above said effect will be void. This means that the Executive will not be accountable to the Legislature in Delhi. Further, the Bill provides that the opinion of the LG must be obtained before taking any executive action on decisions of Delhi Government, on such matters as may be specified by the LG. Comparing Bill with Supreme Court judgment This last leg of the Bill, requiring the Government to mandatorily seek the Lieutenant Governor’s on the matters so specified by him may be contrasted with the observations made by the Supreme Court in GNCT of Delhi v. Union of India & Anr. (commonly known as Delhi v. LG case). Delineating the boundaries of power between the Lieutenant-Governor and Delhi Government in the said judgment, the Supreme Court had held that the LG cannot interfere in each and every decision of the Delhi Government, and that the LG is bound by the aid and advise of the council of ministers of Delhi Government, except in matters of land, police and public order. The Constitution Bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.K. Sikri, Justice A.M Khanwilkar, Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justice Ashok Bhushan had ruled that “LG is an administrative head in the limited sense, and is not a Governor. He is bound by the aid and advise of NCT Government in areas other than those exempted”, The Top Court observed that the elected representatives and the Council of Ministers of Delhi, being accountable to the voters of Delhi, must have the appropriate powers so as to perform their functions effectively and efficiently. It was held that the Parliamentary form of government is based on principle of “collective responsibility” of the cabinet. “If a well deliberated legitimate decision of the Council of Ministers is not given effect to due to an attitude to differ on the part of the Lieutenant Governor, then the concept of collective responsibility would stand negated,” the Supreme Court had held. The Constitution bench added that the real purpose behind the Constitution (Sixty­ninth Amendment) Act, 1991, which inserted Section 239AA (Special provisions with respect to Delhi) and paved way for setting up an elected Government in the Union Territory was “to establish a democratic setup and representative form of government wherein the majority has a right to embody their opinion in laws and policies pertaining to the NCT of Delhi subject to the limitations imposed by the Constitution.” It was held that to realize this real purpose, it is necessary to give a purposive interpretation to Article 239AA so that the principles of democracy and federalism which are part of the basic structure of the Constitution are reinforced in NCT of Delhi in their truest sense. “The exercise of establishing a democratic and representative form of government for NCT of Delhi by insertion of Articles 239AA and 239AB would turn futile if the Government of Delhi that enjoys the confidence of the people of Delhi is not able to usher in policies and laws over which the Delhi Legislative Assembly has power to legislate for the NCT of Delhi,” the order stated. Parliamentary DebateIn this backdrop, many members opposed the Bill. “The present legislation is unconstitutional and coloured. It seeks to remove the limits imposed by the Constitutional Bench on the powers of the LG,” Congress MP Manish Tewari said. He emphasized that the 69th Constitutional Amendment grants a special status to Delhi for having an elected Government. “LG cannot be given overriding powers by making him the Government. Except police, public order and land, Government had all the powers to make laws under article 239 A (a) of the Constitution,” he said. He added that the provision in the Bill which requires that opinion of the LG must be obtained before taking any executive action on decisions of Delhi Govt “divorces a decision from its implementation”. Dr. ST Hasan of the Samajwadi Party added that the provision for seeking LG’s opinion is contrary to the Supreme Court’s judgment as per which the Government has to only “inform” the LG of its decision. “The Supreme Court said the Delhi government empowered to take decision on all subjects except public order, police and land. It also said the LG being the Administrative head shall be kept informed with respect to all the decisions taken by the Council of Ministers. Informing the LG doesn’t mean taking permission. We are overturning the 5-judge bench,” he said. Union Minister G. Kishan Reddy however claimed that that the Bill neither takes away any right from the Delhi Government nor it confers any new rights on the LG. He said that the proposed amendments are to clarify the points raised after directions from the Supreme Court. “The Honorable Court said it is incumbent on Delhi Government to inform the Lieutenant Governor of its decisions. Some clarification is needed as it is affecting the citizens. It is necessary to remove the administrative uncertainties…It will improve administrative functioning,” he said.During the debate, BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi claimed that under Article 239AA (Special provisions for Delhi), the LG is an Administrator and his position is different from that of other Governors. “Governor works on aid and advice of the Council of Ministers under Article 163 of the Constitution. But the LG is ‘assisted’ by the Council of Ministers under Article 239AA(4),” she said.She emphasized that sub-section (4) under Article 239AA states that the Council of Ministers in the Legislative Assembly, shall aid and advise the Lieutenant Governor in the exercise of his functions in relation to matters with respect to which the Legislative Assembly has power to make laws, except in so far as he is, by or under any law, required to act in his discretion: Provided that in the case of difference of opinion between the Lieutenant Governor and his Ministers on any matter, the Lieutenant Governor shall refer it to the President for decision and act according to the decision given thereon by the President and pending such decision it shall be competent for the Lieutenant Governor (in urgent matters), to take such action as he deems necessary. Lekhi said, “The Council of Ministers can aid & advice the administrator, which is the LG. however, the LG is not bound by such advice. He is free to have a different opinion. In case of such difference in opinion, the LG alone has power to refer the matter to the President. Meanwhile, if he deems fit given the nature and urgency of the matter, he is empowered to take decisions. Attention must be paid to Article 239AA(4).” She added, “LG is not just an executive head but also the Administrator. Since India is a quasi-federal, the Centre has primacy on some issues. Even the Balakrishnan Committee report recognizes that Delhi being the national capital cannot have the character of a full-fledged State. hence, the Delhi Government has restricted powers.”Click Here To Download Bill Read BillSubscribe 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


Ithaca police investigating reports of shots fired

first_imgAnyone with information is asked to contact the IPD. Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connor Multiple people reported hearing gunshots, according to a news release from the IPD, and reported to police that they saw two black men, one with a handgun, fleeing toward Elm Street. According to police, one man was wearing a black jacket with a blue sweatshirt underneath and the other was wearing a gray sweatshirt. Police Dispatch: 607-272-3245Police Administration: 607-272-9973Police Tipline: 607-330-0000Email: [email protected] Email Tip Address: www.cityofithaca.org/ipdtipsFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/ithacapoliceTwitter: https://twitter.com/ithacapolice Local schools initiated safety protocols due to the active police investigation.center_img Kelsey O’Connor Tagged: ipd, ithaca police department ITHACA, N.Y. — The Ithaca Police Department is investigating reports of shots fired around 4 p.m. in the area of the Chestnut Hill Apartments. According to Chief Dennis Nayor, police are working to identify anyone involved. At about 6 p.m, Nayor said police have not found anyone injured and no arrests have been made.last_img read more


Ireland has moved into a bright new future – Deputy Doherty

first_img Facebook Google+ By News Highland – May 26, 2018 Facebook Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Ireland has moved into a bright new future – Deputy Doherty Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Google+ Pinterestcenter_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty With 100 boxes now opened at Donegal’s count centre in Letterkenny, tallies show NO side narrowly leading by 51% to 49%.Speaking from Aura Leisure Centre a short time ago, Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty says exit polls which suggest the country has voted overwhelmingly to repeal the 8th Amendment, shows Ireland has moved into a bright new future.He says, there has been a seismic shift of opinion in Donegal since the first referendum on the 8th Amendment:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/pearsegreg.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Figures from the 1982 referendum showed that over 36,000 people in the Donegal North-East and Donegal South-West constituencies voted in favour of establishing the 8th Amendment with a voter turnout of just over 50% 35 years ago. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleJoule Donegal International Rally Preview – Eamon McGee, Brian Brogan and Seamus NeelyNext articleDriver detected speeding in Burnfoot during Slow Down Day News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more


Workplace death rate rising

first_imgStatistics on workplace deaths make grim reading with levels at theirhighest for a decadeWorkplace deaths are at their worst level for a decade, up 34 per cent fromlast year, according to the Health and Safety Commission. The provisional figures, published by the Health and Safety Executive inJune, show 295 workplace fatalities in 2000/01 compared with 220 the previousyear. Of these, just over a third occurred in the construction industry with afurther 17 per cent in the agriculture, forestry and fishing sector. The rate of reported major injuries to employees fell by 5.4 per cent overthe same period, however, while the rate of reported over three day injurieswas down by 2.4 per cent. There were an estimated 7,800 new cases of work-related musculoskeletaldisorders and an estimated 6,600 new cases of work-related stress and mentalhealth problems seen by specialist physicians, said the Health and SafetyCommission. HSC chairman Bill Callaghan said, “We are greatly concerned by theincrease in fatalities in 2000/01 – which goes against the downward trend ofrecent years – and are taking firm action to encourage sustainable improvement.”All employers must look after their employees’ health and safety, aswell as that of members of the public affected by their workplace activities. “The HSC will do all it can to help them, and encourage action throughthe HSE and local authorities.” The commission has published its strategic plan for the next three years,setting out its key priorities for reducing work-related injuries andill-health. These are: – To reduce the number of working days lost per 100,000 workers fromwork-related injury and ill-health by 30 per cent by 2010. – To reduce the incidence rate of fatal and major injury incidents by 10 percent by 2010. – To reduce the incidence rate of cases of work-related ill-health by 20 percent by 2010 – To achieve half of each improvement target by 2004. www.hse.gov.uk/hsestats/ssb0001.pdf Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Workplace death rate risingOn 1 Dec 2001 in Musculoskeletal disorders, Personnel Todaylast_img read more


Physician-Primary Care (Wetzel County Hospital) – 133

first_imgEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals withDisabilities.Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided byOFCCP here .The contractor will not discharge or in any other mannerdiscriminate against employees or applicants because they haveinquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay ofanother employee or applicant. However, employees who have accessto the compensation information of other employees or applicants asa part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay ofother employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwisehave access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtheranceof an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including aninvestigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with thecontractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR60-1.35(c) West Virginia University Medicine at Wetzel County Hospital seekstwo primary care physicians. The successful candidates will beexpected to practice in New Martinsville, WV.Duties: The successful candidate will practice in the areas ofoutpatient primary care and will provide comprehensive patient careto patients and establish preventive health practices for patients.Also, treats or delegates treatment of all patients and refers themfor appropriate care.Qualifications: Candidate must have an MD or DO degree or foreignequivalent and be eligible to obtain a WV medical license.Successful candidate must have completed an Internal Medicine orFamily Medicine residency program. Successful candidates must beboard certified / eligible in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine.Candidates who are not board certified / board eligible and whopossess extraordinary ability and demonstrated track record may beconsidered at the discretion of the Chief Executive Officer. Allqualifications must be met by the time of appointment.Wetzel County Hospital is a 58-bed facility that employs 235people. It offers a variety of inpatient and outpatient services,including cardiopulmonary, emergency, general surgery, radiology,and cardiac rehabilitation, physical, occupational, and speechtherapy. Since 1920, Wetzel County Hospital has served patientsfrom the Northern Panhandle to the Mid-Ohio Valley regions of WestVirginia. Located in New Martinsville, we strive to deliverindividualized patient care and improve the lives of those in ourcommunity.WVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated healthsystem, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a nationalleader in patient safety and quality. The WVU Health System iscomprised of eleven member hospitals and five hospitals undermanagement agreements, anchored by its flagship hospital, J.W RubyMemorial Hospital in Morgantown, a 700+ bed academic medical centerthat offers tertiary and quaternary care. WVU Medicine has morethan 1,000 active medical staff members and 18,000 employees whoserve hundreds of thousands of people each year from across thestate of West Virginia and the nation.For additional questions or to apply, please contact Kari Roupe [email protected]last_img read more