Abbey Mortgage Bank Plc ( 2017 Annual Report

first_imgAbbey Mortgage Bank Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Abbey Mortgage Bank Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Abbey Mortgage Bank Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Abbey Mortgage Bank Plc (  2017 annual report.Company ProfileAbbey Mortgage Bank Plc is a leading non-aligned Primary Mortgage Bank in Nigeria focused on providing well-structured mortgage options as well as financial banking and advisory services. The company is the largest and most profitable Primary Mortgage Bank in Nigeria and one of seven licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria and Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN). The company’s housing and mortgage products are available to residents of Nigeria. Its full suite of banking products and services is geared towards retail banking, wholesale banking, mortgage banking, lending and mortgages and electronic banking. Formerly known as Abbey Building Society Plc, the company changed its name to Abbey Mortgage Bank Plc in 2014. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Abbey Mortgage Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Housing Block Monzon / Domper Domingo Arquitectos

first_imgCopyAbout this officeDomper Domingo ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentRenovationBuildingsResidentialSpainPublished on December 13, 2019Cite: “Housing Block Monzon / Domper Domingo Arquitectos” [Bloque viviendas Monzon / Domper Domingo Arquitectos] 13 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects Save this picture!© Simón García+ 10Curated by Clara Ott Share Construction Of Building:Hidalgo Navarro Hinaco SLConstruction Of Courtyard:Equipamiento BlasloStructural Calculation:Manrique Matute estructurasDesign Team:Diana López, Cristina Talón, Carlos Orteu, Daniel AljaroCity:MonzónCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Simón GarcíaRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodEGGERLaminatesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. A multi-family, free-market housing block is developed, organized into four floors above ground and two floors below ground. The block consists of fifteen homes located on the ground floor and on the raised floors, three shops located on the ground floor and semi-basement and the garage and storage area that are located on the semi-basement and the basement levels. The project strategy stems from the three fundamental conditions that the site has; the urban situation of being on the limit of two distinct areas, the unevenness between access levels and the preservation of the historical-patrimonial value of the preexisting building. Faced with these conditions, two project criteria or modes of action are established.Save this picture!© Simón GarcíaThe urban limit-situation is treated by seeking its permeability. A new “point of contact” will be generated between the new city (Avda. del Pilar) and the old one (Miguel Servet). This new opening tries to improve the situation of isolation of the central zone of the street Miguel Servet (apparent in the lack of commerce, of occupied houses, etc). The idea of making the building permeable for the crossing of pedestrians has to be made compatible with the existing difference between the slopes of both streets. To do this “step” the urban dimension of the sequence of elements that compose it will be sought for: the passage, the square (courtyard), the stands (stairs) and terraces (stair landings). This sequence that crosses the building reinforces the idea of continuity of the urban space, and therefore the permeability of the limit.Save this picture!© Simón GarcíaSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Simón GarcíaOn the other hand, the action aims to re-value the pre-existing building, not only as a material restoration of the facades but as a re-occuping of the building for its original use (noble house), understanding the essence of its elements and returning them to the state for which they were built. This strategy derives in several concrete project decisions: Maintaining the “spatial essence” of the noble house and the enhancement of the facades. Prior to the development of an area intended for public use, the possibility of reinforcing this space was assessed together with the adjoining building, collected in a project phase of the same property. Currently, a way to relate the emptying of this space for public use with the historical evolution of the city is found in highlighting the old layout of the medieval Christian wall.Save this picture!© Simón GarcíaOne of the main points to consider when developing the project was the presence of the medieval Christian wall on the northern edge of the plot, the edge of the wall is located at the same altitude as the sidewalk of the Avenida del Pilar. Being a space understood as a widening of the Avenue and serving the pedestrian flow towards the street Miguel Servet and rolling into the building, a platform is located coinciding with the current slope of Avenida del Pilar, with the pavement continuing in the outer space on the ground floor of the building that connects with the street Miguel Servet, to give continuity to the proposed pedestrian flow.Save this picture!© Simón GarcíaThis platform is the former foundation base of the building. A level is generated at a lower hight simulating the excavation of the land in order to see the foundation of the building and in order to be able to visualize the existing wall. This is formalized with the presence of slopes which will include the urban furniture of the space. At the intersection between the continuous platform of tile floor without bevel and the excavation paved with continuous rubber, an element of urban furniture emerges, born as a vertical wall, with a maximum height of 60 cm at the highest point, materialized with a steel sheet material.Save this picture!© Simón GarcíaProject gallerySee allShow lessFrancia House / CPD EstudioSelected ProjectsHerra2 House / Landa SubervilleSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Av. Ntra. Sra. del Pilar, 7, 9, 22400 Monzón, Huesca, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ArchDaily Manufacturers: Cortizo, Geo Hidrol, GLS prefabricados, Luxiona, Terapia Urbana Area:  4543 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Spain “COPY” Year:  CopyApartments, Renovation, Residential•Monzón, Spain Photographs:  Simón García Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2018 Architects: Domper Domingo Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Housing Block Monzon / Domper Domingo Arquitectos Lead Architect: Housing Block Monzon / Domper Domingo ArquitectosSave this projectSaveHousing Block Monzon / Domper Domingo Arquitectos Miguel Domper, Nuria Domingo ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Apartmentslast_img read more

Government urged to clarify announcement about implementing media laws

first_img Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Decree-Law 116 This decree-law provides for the creation of an Independent Broadcasting Authority that would guarantee “broadcasting freedom.” Its responsibilities would include issuing broadcasting licences to radio and TV stations and appointing the persons who run the state-owned media.Implementation of this decree-law would change the way that those in charge of the state-owned media are appointed, and would (in theory at least) end the system of political appointments established by the Ennahda-led government since January.It is important that it should apply to previous appointments, that the government should rescind the appointments it has already made, so that this independent body appoints all the persons running the state-owned media.On the evening of 17 October, after the government had issued its press release, a verbal agreement was reached at a preparatory meeting between social affairs minister Khalil Ezouiya and representatives of the Dar Essabah media group whose journalists began a hunger strike on 3 October. The Dar Essabah representatives at this meeting included members of the Dar Essabah branch of the National Union of Tunisian Journalists (SNJT), the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) and the Dar Essabah board.Various measures were discussed at this meeting including the dismissal of Lotfi Touati, whose appointment by the prime minister as Dar Essabah CEO on 21 August is contested by almost all its employees. They want Touati dismissed pending Decree-Law 116’s implementation and the appointment of a new CEO by the new body.The 17 October meeting was supposed to pave the way for an agreement that would be concluded at a meeting at the social affairs ministry on 19 October. But when the journalists and union representatives went to the ministry on 19 October, they found no one who would negotiate with them.Reporters Without Borders is meanwhile also very worried by the 13 October announcement’s reference to the temporary nature of Decree-Law 116’s implementation, pending the creation of an “independent public body responsible for the media” as envisaged in article 45 of the current draft of the constitution.The constitution should be reserved for major principles. In the case of the media, this should include guarantees for freedom of expression and information, the right of access to information, media pluralism and media independence. But the details should be left to specific laws.Reporters Without Borders has a number of reservations about the “independent public body responsible for the media” envisaged in the current draft of the constitution.- The very definition of this body is imprecise. There is no definition of the term “public.” The other “constitutional bodies” – a term that is not defined in the draft constitution either – are sometimes referred to as an “independent body” sometimes just as a “body” but only in this case is the adjective “public” used.- The terms of articles 7.4, 7.5 and 7.6, covering this constitutional body’s functions, are extremely broad and vague. Article 7.4 says it “oversees the organization of the media sector, its readjustment and its development.” None of this is explained. What is mean by “media sector,” for example? Does it include the electronic media?The constituent assembly members have failed to specify what they mean or “organization,” “readjustment” and “development” and what they mean by “creation of a pluralist media landscape” (article 7.4). Are such broad powers likely to promote and protect the emergence of really independent media? How does this body intend to establish pluralism? Isn’t there a danger that it will turn into an information ministry?There is no mention of such key issues as the method that would be used for adopting this body’s statutes or the role that civil society and the media would play, for example, in nominating members.The procedure for appointing the body’s members mentioned in article 7.5, election by parliament, is liable to politicize the body. Reporters Without Borders’ representatives pointed this out when they met with constituent assembly members on 3 October.Reporters Without Borders also stresses that the criminalization of blasphemy’s exclusion from the future constitution, as National Constituent Assembly speaker Mustapha Ben Jaafar promised on 12 October, and its exclusion from laws and judicial practice will continue to be one of its priorities. November 11, 2020 Find out more November 12, 2019 Find out more Read in Arabic (بالعربية)While hailing last week’s announcement by the government that it finally intends to implement two decree-laws regulating the activities of journalists and the media, Reporters Without Borders calls on the government to clarify its intentions.The announcement was issued on the evening of 17 October, at the end of a one-day strike by almost all of the Tunisian state and privately-owned media, including print, broadcast and online media.(Journalists’ demands1 – Inclusion of freedom of expression, freedom of the media and freedom of creation in the constitution without any restrictions.2 – Implementation of Decree-Laws 115 and 116, which were published in the Official Newspaper of the Tunisian Republic, and creation of the Independent National Body for Broadcasting Information without delay; and rejection of bills which provide for criminal sanctions against journalists or which limit freedom of expression and media freedom.3 – The guaranteed right of journalists’ access to information, in accordance with 2011 Decree-Law 41.4 – Revision of the recent appointments of persons parachuted in to run the state-owned media and certain media under judicial administration, including Dar Essabah, and the revision of decisions taken to this effect, considering that the appointment of persons implicated in the former Ben Ali regime’s propaganda apparatus as contrary to the Tunisian Revolution’s goals.5 – Effective separation of administrative and editorial functions, creation of editorial committees by vote or consensus, drafting of an editorial charter and revision of the texts already drawn up.6 – Complete rejection of any violation of union rights, any restrictions or sanctions against journalists because of their union positions and any withholding of salaries from striking journalists.7 – Resolution of the precarious situation of employees in various media, rejection of illegal recruitment and adoption of transparency in competitive recruitment based on skill and in accordance with the Labour Code and the conventions relating to it.8 – Rehiring of journalists who were fired abusively or those whose contracts were terminated or who were transferred without taking account of the legal procedures in effect within the Tunisian radio service.9 – Conversion of the unpaid salaries of Dar Essabah journalists into shares in the company and the creation of a journalists’ association within the company.10 – Criminalization of physical and material attacks against journalists and media workers and a thorough investigation of all such attacks.11 – Revision of the composition of the board of governors of the Tunisian Television Corporation in accordance with international standards.12 – Adoption of a single collective agreement for all Tunisian journalists.13 – An equitable allocation of state advertising.)Decree-Law 115 on media freedom, printing and publishing and Decree-Law 116 on the creation of an Independent Broadcasting Authority were signed into law on 2 November 2011 by former Interim President Foued Mebazaa. But the current ruling coalition, led by the Ennahda party, has been blocking their implementation ever since it took office at the end of 2011 on the grounds that they are “incomplete.””As it stands, this announcement is positive even if belated,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It underscores the decisive character of the struggle that Tunisian media workers, the National Union of Tunisian Journalists, the National Body for Information and Communication Reform and international organizations have been waging for months to end the government’s exploitation of the legal void in order to keep the media under its thumb.”Nonetheless, the government must urgently give a detailed timetable for the implementation of these decree-laws and say whether it is definitive or temporary. The government must also do everything to ensure that this announcement is quickly translated into action or else it will be seen as just a vote-catching promise that was never meant to be carried out.” Decree-Law 115 Decree-Law No. 2011-115 of 2 November 2011 on media freedom, printing and publishing defends journalists’ rights, forbids restrictions on the flow of information and protects the confidentiality journalists’ sources.In its analysis of the law in February, Reporters Without Borders said: “Even if it continues to be flawed, this law is a major step forward, one that will go down in Tunisia’s history. It should constitute a minimum standard of protection. However, it will be meaningless if it is not defended by the authorities and is not accompanied by a complete overhaul of the judicial and administrative systems.” Decree-Law 115’s positive points: – It states the principle of media freedom.- It decriminalizes insult, defamation and other press offences.- It eliminates the crime of offence, the strict regulation of foreign publications and pre-publication authorization.- Its provisions on access to information and confidentiality of sources and its definition of aggravated assault on journalists are all imbued with a concern to protect journalists and their investigative reporting. This decree-law’s implementation would lead to: – The creation of an independent commission tasked with issuing press cards (article 8). This would require an implementation decree.- The punishment of those responsible for physical or verbal attacks on journalists, who would in this respect be regarded as civil servants (articles 12 and 14).- The repeal of “all previous laws that contradict this press law, beginning on the day that this press law takes effect” (article 2).Nonetheless, as well as repealing provisions contrary to this law, its exclusive character must be enshrined. The application of this law rather than general provisions must be guaranteed. If the criminal code’s general provisions or any other law were to be applied to cases of an abuse of freedom of expression in the media, the law would become worthless. Receive email alerts to go further Organisation Help by sharing this information October 23, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government urged to clarify announcement about implementing media laws Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder News Follow the news on Tunisia TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa News Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists December 26, 2019 Find out more News News RSF_en last_img read more

Two journalists injured and a third detained

first_imgNews Two journalists employed by the Cairo News Company (CNC) were injured while spending the night at Tahrir Square and a third was detained in a separate incident. CNC cameraman Bilal Fahem was hit in the face, stomach, shoulder and back by a total of 11 rubber bullets while his soundman, Karim Atta, received many baton blows. Both were taken to a hospital, from which they were released a few hours later. CNC cameraman Yahia Fahem was attacked outside the company’s headquarters by plain-clothes police officers and was briefly detained. January 25, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists injured and a third detained RSF_en center_img Help by sharing this information Organisation last_img read more

Thousands expected to come out for Donegal water charges protest

first_img PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Thousands expected to come out for Donegal water charges protest Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+ Twitter Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Can”t Pay Won’t Pay expects thousands to attend a march against water charges planned for Letterkenny next month.The group has described concessions in Budget 2015 as a ‘con trick’ and says they remain firmly opposed to the charges.A series of nationawide protests take place on November the 1st across the country, including Letterkenny.Spokesperson Francis McCafferty says the turnout in Donegal will be an indication of the level of opposition to water charges in Donegal:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Google+center_img Pinterest By News Highland – October 16, 2014 Previous articleThe Apprentice’s Rob reveals a secret about his former team mateNext articleHundreds attend funeral of 19-year-old Kym Harley News Highland Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week WhatsApp Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Homepage BannerNews Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

Explained: The 3 Farmers Bills And The Controversies Surrounding Them

first_imgKnow the LawExplained: The 3 Farmers Bills And The Controversies Surrounding Them LiveLaw Research Team23 Sep 2020 12:10 AMShare This – xFarmers in many states are protesting against three recent bills passed by the Parliament.The controversy pertains to : ‘Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020′ Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020′ andEssential Commodities(Amendment) Bill 2020.A high-voltage drama took place in the Rajya…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?LoginFarmers in many states are protesting against three recent bills passed by the Parliament.The controversy pertains to : ‘Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020′ Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020′ andEssential Commodities(Amendment) Bill 2020.A high-voltage drama took place in the Rajya Sabha during the passage of the first two bills, with the opposition crying foul over the Deputy Chairman proceeding to clear the bills via voice vote, turning down their demand for division on votes. The ensuing ruckus resulted in the suspension of 8 opposition MPs. Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal of NDA’s ally SAD resigned as the Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing Industries citing differences over the bills. The Essential Commodities Amendment Bill was passed by the upper-house on September 22, without the presence of the opposition members.Here is a brief explainer about some of the key provisions of these laws and the controversies surrounding them.Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020In simple terms, this Bill seeks to permit the sale of agricultural produces outside the markets(mandis) regulated by the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committees(APMCs) constituted by different state legislations.Many states have passed laws to mandate agricultural trade only through APMCs with the aim of protecting farmers from exploitation and to ensure fair prices for the produces. The Bill seeks to eliminate such restrictions.As per its Statement of Objects and Reasons, the regulatory framework of APMC laws “hindered the freedom of choice-based marketing and also the inflow of investment in the development of alternative markets and marketing infrastructure”.The definition of ‘trade area’ as per Clause 2(m) of the Bill specifically excludes “market yards, sub-market yards and market sub-yards managed and run by the market committees formed under each state APMC (Agricultural Produce Market Committee) Act” and “private market yards, private market sub-yards,direct marketing collection centres, and private farmer-consumer market yards managed by persons holding licenses or any warehouses, silos, cold storages or other structures notified as markets or deemed markets under each State APMC Act in force in India”.”Trade area” means any area or location, place of production, collection and aggregation including (a) farm gates; (b) factory premises; (c) warehouses; (d) silos; (e) cold storages; or (f) any other structures or places, from where trade of farmers’ produce may be undertaken in the territory of India.The Bill also permits electronic trading of scheduled farmers’ produce in the specified trade area.To give effect to the same, following entities may establish and operate an electronic trading and transaction platform:companiespartnership firms registered societies (having PAN) farmer producer organisation agricultural cooperative societyThe Bill, through Clauses 3 & 4, gives freedom to the farmer to indulge in intra-state or inter-state trade in areas outside the APMC mandis.It also prohibits the collection of any market fee or cess under the state APMC Acts with respect to such trade outside the APMC market yards(Clause 6).A key provision of the Bill is Clause 14, which gives it an overriding effect over the inconsistent provisions of the State APMC Acts. Also, the Central Government has been given powers to frame rules and regulations under the Act.Thus, an intention to centralize and homogenize the regulations relating to agricultural trade is evident.In this regard, it may be noted that all states do not have the APMC system. Bihar had abolished it in 2006. Kerala, Manipur, Andman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshwadeep Islands, Dadar & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu do not have Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) Act. While Sikkim does have APMC Act but is not implemented.Also, many states such as Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Mizoram ,Nagaland, Odisha,Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura, Punjab, UT of Chandigarh, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh etc., have brought in various amendments to APMC laws at different stages to allow private markets, e-trading, contract-farming etc.Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020This Bill intends to provide for contract-farming.As per its preamble, it seeks to provide for a “national framework on farming agreements that empowers farmers to engage with agri-business firms, processors, wholesalers, exporters or large retailers for farm services and sale of future farming produce at a mutually agreed ‘remunerative price'”.Clause 3 of the Bill states that a farmer may enter into a written farming agreement in respect of any farming produce. The bill seeks to fix some terms of such an agreeement as follows :Minimum period of agreement: one crop season/ one production cycle of livestock Maximum period of agreement: five years (unless the production cycle is more than five years))No farming agreement shall be entered into by a farmer in derogation of any rights of a share cropper.Pricing of farming produceThe price of farming produce and process of price determination should be mentioned in the agreement.For prices subjected to variation, a guaranteed price for the produce and a clear reference for any additional amount above the guaranteed price, including bonus or premium, must be specified in the agreement.The Bill establishes a Registration Authority to provide for e-registry and for registration of farming agreements. It also provides for conciliation and dispute settlement mechanism for settlement of disputes under the farming agreement. The jurisdiction of civil courts over such disputes have been barred, and they are to be resolved through the resolution mechanism provided by the Bill. At first, all disputes shall be referred to a Conciliation Board for resolution. If the dispute remains unresolved by the Board after thirty days, parties may approach the Sub-divisional Magistrate for resolution. Parties will have a right to appeal to an Appellate Authority against decisions of the Magistrate. Both the Magistrate and Appellate Authority will be required to dispose of a dispute within thirty days from the receipt of the application.The Bill provides that a farming agreement may be linked with insurance or credit instrument under any scheme of the Central Government or the State Government or any financial service provider to ensure ‘risk mitigation’ and ‘flow of credit’ to farmer or Sponsor or both.The Bill further prohibits sponsors from acquiring ownership rights or making permanent modifications on farmer’s land or premises.Clause 8 states that no farming agreement shall be entered into for the purpose of any transfer, including sale, lease and mortgage of the land or premises of the farmer.Essential Commodities(Amendment) Bill 2020Apart from the above two Bills, the Parliament passed a Bill to amend the Essential Commodities Act(ECA) with the objective of restricting the conditions on which the Government can impose stock limit on agricultural produces.The Bill requires that the imposition of any stock limit on agricultural produce must be based on price rise alone.A stock limit may be imposed only if there is: 100% increase in retail price of horticultural produce;50% increase in the retail price of non-perishable agricultural food items.Also, the Bill states that the powers of ECA to regulate the supply of food items like cereals, pulses, potatoes, onions, edible oilseeds, and oils can be exercised only under “extraordinary circumstances” like (i) war, (ii) famine, (iii) extraordinary price rise and (iv) natural calamity of grave nature.Otherwise, the government has the power to regulate the production, supply, distribution etc of such food items even “for securing their equitable distribution and availability at fair prices”.With the amendment becoming a law, this power over the said food items can be exercised only under the specified “extraordinary circumstances”.Points of criticism raised by protestersThe major points of criticism raised by protesting groups are :Apprehensions about the dismantling of state-based APMC systems which are intended to protect farmers from exploitation.Lack of assurance about Minimum Support Price(MSP) in the contract-farming bills.Apprehensions that the dilution of APMC systems and the deregulation of food items will lead to large corporate entities exploiting small and marginal farmers.On the other hand, the government points out that there is no clause to abolish the APMC system and that the laws are instead expanding the choices of farmers to trade outside APMC. But the protesters say that the bill, with its overriding powers over state legislation, will eventually create an atmosphere to weaken the APMC system.The opposition also asks if the government’s intention is to guarantee MSP, why is there no clause in the Bills that stipulates that the “price shall not be less than the MSP” for that produce.While the government said that the Bill will eliminate middlemen from the supply chain so as to ensure fair prices to the farmers, the opposition contended that middlemen will operate in the form of ‘sponsors’ for contract-farming.In Parliament, the opposition also questioned the legislative competence of the Parliament to enact laws relating to farmers produce and contract farming by arguing that agriculture was a state subject.The Government, in a press advertisement, said that these laws will establish “One Nation One Market” as farmers can sell their crops to anyone, anywhere within the country.The Bills are awaiting the assent of the President. 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Breaking: Allahabad High Court Takes Suo- Motu Cognizance On Police Assault On Etah Advocate

first_imgTop StoriesBreaking: Allahabad High Court Takes Suo- Motu Cognizance On Police Assault On Etah Advocate Sparsh Upadhyay28 Dec 2020 9:33 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court has taken suo-motu cognizance of recent incident which took place at Etah, Uttar Pradesh where the Police broke open the door of a house, and had dragged & pulled an Etah Advocate (who was in Advocate’s dress) and had assaulted him mercilessly.The matter will come up for hearing tomorrow (29th December) at 11 AM before the Bench of Chief Justice Govind Mathur…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 Allahabad High Court has taken suo-motu cognizance of recent incident which took place at Etah, Uttar Pradesh where the Police broke open the door of a house, and had dragged & pulled an Etah Advocate (who was in Advocate’s dress) and had assaulted him mercilessly.The matter will come up for hearing tomorrow (29th December) at 11 AM before the Bench of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Saumitra Dayal Singh.The Bar Council of India had already issued a statement condemning the police assault and had urged the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court and the Chief Justice of India to take suo moto cognizance of the same. The SCBA also condemned the police assault on a district court lawyer at Etah in Uttar Pradesh. The brutal assault of a member of our fraternity in Etah in his house when he was with his family is atrocious and unacceptable. It is a gross and calculated action on the part of the police in total contravention of law”, the SCBA commented. “The Supreme Court Bar Association expresses its serious concern on the reprehensible conduct of the police in both these cases and calls upon all concerned authorities to take serious punitive action against all concerned for their atrocious conduct which denigrates and violates the mandate of the Rule of law”, the SCBA statement said in conclusion.Also, taking a serious note of this incident, the High Court Bar Association, Allahabad had sent a Letter requesting the Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court to take “suo motu cognizance of the said incident and pass appropriate orders to maintain the law and order situation of the state.”The letter was addressed to Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court and was issued by Mr. Prabha Shankar Mishra, General Secretary, High Court Bar Association, Allahabad, stating,”The way the lawyer and his family members were brutally beaten up by the administration and the police, the advocate community is experiencing a sad feeling and it seems that the advocate community Is the most neglected community of all.”Next Storylast_img read more

No swim ban lifted at Bundoran beach

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleMc Guinness questions Creed’s assessment of beef talksNext articlePeter Donnelly part of McEnaney’s proposed backroom team News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – August 23, 2019 The no swim ban at Bundoran beach has now been lifted. The warning was issued by Donegal County Council yesterday after possible elevated levels of E.coli in the water due to recent heavy rainfall.However a test conducted last night resulted in the water being deemed safe to swim in earlier today.Local Cllr Michael McMahon is hopeful that the issue doesn’t arise:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ No swim ban lifted at Bundoran beach Twitter Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th AudioHomepage BannerNewslast_img read more

Road works getting underway in Letterkenny tonight

first_img Previous articleBreaking: Applications open for flood crisis scheme for farmersNext articleTributes paid to Sopranos and Goodfellas star who has died aged 78 News Highland Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Road works getting underway in Letterkenny tonight News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Road works are getting underway in Letterkenny tonight with motorists being warned that it may some disruption.Donegal County Council’s contractor will be carrying out Night Works Resurfacing along Pearse Road and Canal Road on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th September between the hours of 7pm and 7am.Traffic management , including signed diversions, will be in place.Donegal County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused. Twitter WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – September 13, 2017 WhatsApp Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Nineteen injured in stampede during vigil for slain rapper Nipsey Hussle

first_imgnazarethman/iStock(LOS ANGELES) — Multiple people were injured in a massive stampede during a memorial in Los Angeles for slain rapper Nipsey Hussle on Monday, as hundreds were paying their respects near the scene where he was fatally shot.Chaos erupted outside of the late rapper’s Marathon Clothing store near the Crenshaw District on Monday night when a large crowd of mourners rushed to flee the scene after hearing a loud noise, according to police. At least 19 people were transported to local hospitals with various trample-related injuries, and several others were treated on the scene for minor injuries, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. Two victims were suffering from “critical” injuries, and two others had injuries described as “serious.” At least one person may have been hit by a vehicle.Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department said the crowd reacted to what was interpreted as gunfire, but no shots were fired.“Our men and women are on scene and making every effort to protect everyone in attendance at the Nipsey Hussle vigil,” the LAPD said in a statement. “Reports of shots fired at the vigil do not appear to be accurate. We do have injured in the chaos and are attempting to restore order.”LAPD officers began forming skirmish lines to keep people away from the scene. They told people to avoid the area while city workers cleaned up the scene.“We understand the community is mourning and we feel your loss,” the statement said. “We are asking for everyone to follow the officers directions and disperse from the immediate area.”Hussle, born Ermias Asghedom, was shot multiple times in the head and torso while standing outside of his shop near LA’s Crenshaw District, where he grew up, around 3:20 p.m. local time on Sunday, authorities said.Police named 29-year-old Eric Holder as a suspect in the shooting late Monday night and asked for the public’s help in locating him.The Los Angeles Police Department did not say whether Holder had any known ties to Hussle, but law enforcement sources previously told ABC News the shooting appeared to have been targeted and personal based on how it was carried out.The rapper, known for his philanthropic efforts and business ventures throughout South LA, received an outpouring of love and praise from some of the music industry’s biggest stars in the wake of his death.Hussle, a Los Angeles native, is survived by his two children and his longtime girlfriend, actress Lauren London.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more