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United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) HY2013 Presentation

first_imgUnited Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 presentation results for the half year.For more information about United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng)  2013 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileUnited Bank of Africa Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service product offering ranging from transactional accounts, overdrafts and mortgage finance to domiciliary deposits, treasury services, asset management services, bonds, money market deposits and risk management solutions. United Bank of Africa Plc supports the agricultural sector through an agricultural credit support scheme which includes agro processing, an outgrowers scheme, equipment and mechanisation scheme and a tree crops replacement scheme. Founded in 1948, the company  now has an extensive network of some 1 000 branches in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. United Bank of Africa Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgCRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz)  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileCRDB Bank Plc is a wholly-owned private commercial bank in Tanzania offering a comprehensive range of retail, commercial, corporate, treasury, premier and wholesale microfinance services. The company has an extensive infrastructure of branches, ATMs and deposit and mobile terminals and uses a vast network of Fahari Huduma agents which are microfinance agents. The retail division offers financial solutions which range from current and fixed deposit accounts to home purchase and construction loans, refinancing and cash back services. The corporate division provides financial service across the board; including documentary collection, letters of credit, guarantees, structured trade finance, treasury services and foreign exchange risk management. Established in 1996, CRDP Bank Plc has three subsidiary companies; CRB Bank Plc Burundi, CRDB Microfinance and CRDB Insurance Brokers.CRDB Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgP. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileP.O.L.I.C.Y Limited is an investment company that was established as a liability company. P.O.L.I.C.Y Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Gemeinschaftssaal Community Hall & Apartments / Blättler Daffl…

first_img Photographs Houses ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/923883/gemeinschaftssaal-community-hall-and-apartments-blattler-dafflon-architekten Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/923883/gemeinschaftssaal-community-hall-and-apartments-blattler-dafflon-architekten Clipboard Switzerland Year:  Architects: Blättler Dafflon Architekten Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Joël Tettamanti Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Gemeinschaftssaal Community Hall & Apartments / Blättler Dafflon ArchitektenSave this projectSaveGemeinschaftssaal Community Hall & Apartments / Blättler Dafflon Architekten CopyHouses•Zúrich, Switzerland 2019 Save this picture!© Joël Tettamanti+ 18Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” Projects Manufacturers: 3D Design SoftwareClients:Baugenossenschaft FrohheimLandscape:Balliana Schubert LandschaftsarchitektenCity:ZúrichCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Joël TettamantiRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXText description provided by the architects. An integral part of the residential construction „Riedgrabenweg“, built by the Frohem housing cooperative; this new monolithic concrete building containing a community hall and two apartments has been completed as the last stage of the project.Save this picture!© Joël TettamantiSave this picture!Plan 02Save this picture!Longitudinal sectionSave this picture!© Joël TettamantiThe shared hall on the ground floor opens out to the garden on both sides and seeks a dialogue with the other buildings on the street. The building is both humble and bold, its form a reference to the four remaining single family homes from the 1930s lining the Tramstrasse in Schwamendingen.Save this picture!© Joël TettamantiUnder the sweeping copper roof are two further apartments with their own terraces in the oversized dormers.Save this picture!© Joël TettamantiProject gallerySee allShow lessNono House / Contino – D’Elia ArquitectosSelected ProjectsAL_A Unveils New Paisley Museum Transformation in ScotlandArchitecture News Share Gemeinschaftssaal Community Hall & Apartments / Blättler Dafflon Architekten CopyAbout this officeBlättler Dafflon ArchitektenOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesZurichZúrichSwitzerlandPublished on August 30, 2019Cite: “Gemeinschaftssaal Community Hall & Apartments / Blättler Dafflon Architekten” 30 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

IRAN : Another wave of arrests of Iranian journalists

first_img Help by sharing this information November 6, 2018 – Updated on November 20, 2018 IRAN : Another wave of arrests of Iranian journalists News Follow the news on Iran RSF_en She had just accused newly appointed labour minister Mohammad Shariatmadari – a former mines and industry minister and commerce minister with a murky intelligence agency background – of corruption and favouritism. Posted on social networks with supporting documents, her accusations came just before a vote of confidence in parliament on 27 October and caused a major stir online and within Iran’s political class.  Saba Azarpeyk, a journalist who used to work for the monthly Tejarat-e-Farda and the daily Etemad, was arrested by ministry of intelligence agents during a raid on her home on 29 October and her accounts on Twitter and the encrypted messaging app Telegram were shut down shortly thereafter. News News to go further The latest victim is Massoud Kazami, a former reporter for the daily newspaper Shargh. Plainclothesmen arrested her at her home yesterday, confiscating files and computer storage devices. Her family has not yet been told why he was arrested or where he is being held. He often posts tweets criticizing the situation in Iran and the policies of the different government factions. Her Twitter account has been inaccessible since her arrest. Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesOnline freedoms CorruptionInternet The crackdown has not spared journalists in the provinces. In Sanandaj, in the province of Kurdistan, freelance journalist Ejlal Ghavami was sentenced to eight months in prison on 16 September on a charge of “publishing false information designed to trouble public opinion.” He had been tried on 20 August after posting three articles on social networks about the situation of prisoners of conscience in Kurdistan province. Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020center_img The deputy minister of intelligence wrote to the parliamentary speaker the same day announcing that he had filed a complaint against Azarpeyk about the posts, but he did not dispute their accuracy. She was freed on bail on 31 October.  After a previous arrest on 28 May 2014, Azarpeyk spent more than 80 days in solitary confinement, until freed pending trial on 20 August 2014 on bail of 200 million toman (190,000 euros). Iran is ranked 164th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Hivanews website editor Kazem Imanzadeh was summoned for questioning by judicial officials in Sanandaj on 6 October after Revolutionary Guards filed a complaint against him making the same accusation, namely, “publishing false information designed to trouble public opinion.” He was released pending a decision by the court. March 18, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesOnline freedoms CorruptionInternet Receive email alerts June 9, 2021 Find out more News “We call for the immediate release of journalists held arbitrarily and urge the regime to stop suppressing the freedom to inform,” said Reza Moini, the head of RSF’s Iran/Afghanistan desk. “Obstructing press freedom and arresting journalists do not in any help to combat corruption.” After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the latest crackdown on journalists in Iran, in which several have been questioned in the past month or so and three have been arrested in the past week in connection with social network posts. February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Education Registration Opens May 16 for Fall Classes

first_imgFaith & Religion News La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Education Registration Opens May 16 for Fall Classes Published on Friday, May 4, 2012 | 2:59 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * New Mom Julianne Webb cuddles daughter Millie during their New Baby Class taught by Nanette Brown.On Wednesday, May 16 at 8:00 a.m., LCPC’s Parent Education Program kicks off its annual registration for its fall 2012 classes, offering 13 different courses designed to accommodate any parent with a child between ages 0 to 18. Class listings and online registration by are available at www.lacanadapc.org/parented. For more information or to register by phone contact the Parent Education Office at (818) 790-6708 ext. 205.Mom of six, Nanette Brown, will be back in action teaching her acclaimed First Year Babies class as well as a Non-separating Toddler class on both Wednesdays and Thursdays. Mary Van Amringe will be again advising parents in her time-tested Two-Year-Old classes that have been popular for over a decade. Returning educator, Sloan Walsh, will bedazzle preschoolers and their parents in the action packed Three/Fours Class (slated on Wednesday afternoons to accommodate all pre-school schedules)–as well as to address family dynamics and brain development in the successful new Family Class where parents bring all their children 0-5.Parent Ed Shining Star award winner and Parent Coach/Columnist, Jan Roberts, will once again be returning to teach her highly regarded Parents of Elementary Kids and Parents of Tweeners. Due to popular demand, beloved educator, Cary Horne, will also be teaching a second Tweeners Class as well as two Parents of Teens classes offered on different days.LCPC Parent Education has also added both a Discussion Time Only option so parents can attend while their children are in pre-school with affordable childcare during all classes.“I’ve been in Parent Ed for 4 years, starting when my daughter was 8 weeks old. It’s nearly impossible to summarize how much I have learned from this program,” said Pasadena mom, Jill Longo. “The teachers are always spot on with timely topics for my children’s development. My children look forward to it as much as I do and it’s a highlight of our week!”About La Cañada Presbyterian ChurchLa Cañada Presbyterian Church (LCPC) began in 1948 with 158 members and a vision to reach the world for Jesus Christ. That early church was built quite literally on faith and charity from remainder brick and an operating budget that turned just about all of its revenue into active ministry. Through 65 years of outreach, LCPC grew to 2,000 active attendees doing ministry throughout Southern California and in 40 countries around the world. In 2010 the church completed a campus expansion which doubled its physical base for ministry and kept its historical sanctuary as the heart of the new grounds.La Cañada Presbyterian Church, 626 Foothill Boulevard, La Cañada, (818) 790-6708 or visit www.lacanadapc.org.About LCPC’s Parent EducationFor 33 years, LCPC’s Parent Education Program has maintained its legacy of quality education and reputable staff. Currently, the program offers 13 parent education classes per week for parents of children who are newborns through age 18. Parents of children zero through five attend Parent & Child Classes, while parents of elementary, tween and teen children attend Parent Only Classes. Approximately 400 parents and children from 22 cities come on campus every week for parent education-driving from a 30 mile radius of La Cañada. Community News 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News center_img Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPriyanka Chopra’s 10 Year Challenge Pic Will Surprise YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena

first_imgtop box 5 What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena Published on Thursday, March 3, 2016 | 9:30 pm 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Here is our carefully culled top picks from dozens of Pasadena events – the very best things to taste, watch, listen to, and experience, all presented weekly in our e!Pasadena email newsletter: Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribecenter_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

U.S. Congressional candidate sets Meet & Greet

first_img Twitter WhatsApp U.S. Congressional candidate sets Meet & Greet Jennie Lou Leeder Jennie Lou Leeder for U.S. Congressional Seat for Texas District 11 will be in Odessa for a Meet & Greet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the La Bodega Upstairs Lounge, 1024 E. Seventh St.Leeder is a passionate leader on healthcare, education, infrastructure, the environment and safety. She has been a coach, educator, businesswoman and the Llano County Democratic Chair since 2007. She was elected Democratic Senate District 24 Chairwoman in 2014 and has served on the Urban County Subcommittee, Rural Subcommittee and Legislative Committee.Leeder is not accepting money from special interest or corporate financers. All monies are from individual donors. As a seventh generation Texan, Leeder prides herself on being Texas strong and knows the meaning of Texas values. Her family farm was awarded Texas Century Farm Award in 1992. She has a vested interest in local farms and farmers.For more information, call Ector County Chair JoAnna Wells at 889-5451. Previous articleTempers simmer before officer appointment is delayed at ECHD board meetingNext articleGUEST VIEW: Cornyn bill targets prosecution of juvenile sex assaults on base admin By admin – June 6, 2018 Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Local NewsGovernmentlast_img read more

19 tourists killed in hot air balloon crash in Egypt

first_imgNews 19 tourists killed in hot air balloon crash in Egypt WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter Google+ At least 19 tourists have been killed in a hot air balloon crash in Egypt.There are reports that British, Korean, Japanese and Egyptian people are among the victims.It happened during a flight near Luxor.Witnesses say the balloon suddenly exploded.Christopher Michel was flying in the balloon in front when he realised something had gone wrong.”We heard a loud explosion behind us and I looked back and saw lots of smoke” he said.”Then we could see the reaction of the pilot on the balloon – and he said this hasn’t happened in a long time – and told us to look forward”.”They set the balloon down and then said nothing, and then we heard the emergency vehicles arrive” he added. By News Highland – February 26, 2013 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterestcenter_img Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleDiscussion to elimnate fish discards to take placeNext articleOne man protest continues outside Letterkenny General News Highland last_img read more

Religious Priests Not Giving Prior Information To District Magistrate About Conversions For Marriages: Uttarakhand High Court Orders Inquiry

first_imgTop StoriesReligious Priests Not Giving Prior Information To District Magistrate About Conversions For Marriages: Uttarakhand High Court Orders Inquiry LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK24 Nov 2020 8:26 PMShare This – xThe Uttarakhand High Court has directed the District Magistrate, Dehradun to conduct a detail inquiry about non compliance of Section 8(2) of the Uttarakhand Freedom of Religion Act, 2018 which mandate Religious Priests to give prior intimation to the concerned District Magistrate, before performing conversion of a person from one religion to another.A Division Bench comprising…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Uttarakhand High Court has directed the District Magistrate, Dehradun to conduct a detail inquiry about non compliance of  Section 8(2) of the Uttarakhand Freedom of Religion Act, 2018 which mandate Religious Priests to give prior intimation to the concerned District Magistrate, before performing conversion of a person from one religion to another.A Division Bench comprising Justices Alok Kumar Verma and Sudhanshu Dhulia directed thus while granting police protection to inter-religious couples in two cases. In one case, a Hindu girl had converted to Islam and in the other case, a Muslim girl had converted to Hinduism. Objecting to their plea, the State Counsel submitted (in both the cases) that there was a clear violation of the Uttarakhand Freedom of Religion Act, 2018, where prior to such conversion, an application has to be moved before the concerned District Magistrate, which has presently not been done.As per Section 8(1), one who desires to convert his religion, shall give a declaration at least one month in advance, in the prescribed proforma, to the District Magistrate or the Executive Magistrate specially authorized by District Magistrate that he wishes to convert his religion on his own and at his free consent and without any force, coercion, undue influence or allurement. Sub-Section (2) provides that the religious priest, who performs purification Sanskar or conversion ceremony for converting any person of one religion to another religion, shall give one month’s advance notice of such conversion, in the prescribed proforma, to the District Magistrate or any other officer appointed for that purpose by the District Magistrate of the district where such ceremony is proposed to be performed. ‘Religious priest´ means priest of any religion who performs purification Sanskar or conversion ceremony of any religion and by whatever name he is called such as pujari, pandit, mulla, maulvi, father etc. Taking note of these provisions, the Court observed:”What is most important to note here is that in the State of Uttarakhand, there is an Act known as Uttarakhand Freedom of Religion Act, 2018, under which it is the duty of the concerned Priest under sub-section (2) of Section 8 of the Uttarakhand Freedom of Religion Act, 2018 to give prior intimation to the concerned District Magistrate, before this conversion or the marriage. Evidently this has not been done. We direct the District Magistrate, Dehradun to conduct a detail inquiry into this matter, as many similar cases are repeatedly coming before us. Our intention is to inform the concerned persons about the illegalities and the legal implications in the matter, so that a prior information is given to the concerned District Magistrate, which is the mandate of law. In all similar cases, which are coming before us, we find that such intimation is not given under sub-section (2) of Section 8 of the Uttarakhand Freedom of Religion Act, 2018 by the concerned Priest.”The Uttarakhand Freedom of Religion Act was enacted in 2018 with the stated objective “to provide freedom of religion by prohibition of conversion from one religion to another by misrepresentation, force, undue influence, coercion, allurement or by any fraudulent means or by marriage and for the matters incidental thereto”.If any person comes back to his ” ancestral religion”, it shall not be deemed conversion under the Act, as per proviso to Section 3.As per Section 6 of the Act, marriages done for sole purpose of conversion can be declared null and void on a petition filed by either party to the marriage.Recently, the Allahabad High Court declared as bad law the judgments which had held that religious conversions only for the sake of marriage are invalid.Click here to Read/Download Order 1/Order 2Read OrdersSubscribe 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

Ghislaine Maxwell to appeal judge’s order unsealing records in civil case

first_imgKuzma/iStockBy JAMES HILL, ABC News(NEW YORK) — As Ghislaine Maxwell sits in a federal detention center in Brooklyn, New York, facing allegations that she conspired with the late Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse three minor girls, her attorney is vowing an emergency appeal of a federal judge’s decision Thursday to make public a cache of sealed court documents from a civil lawsuit against Maxwell that was settled three years ago.Citing “great concerns” about Maxwell’s ability to get a fair trial if the records are released, Maxwell’s lawyer, Laura Menninger, asked for a delay of two weeks to file an appeal of the ruling. The judge gave her one week.“We are in a vastly different position,” now that Maxwell has been criminally charged, Menninger said, “and certainly have great concerns about our client’s ability to seek and receive an impartial and fair trial and jury, given the intense media scrutiny around anything that is unsealed,” she said.The court filings in the case — a civil defamation lawsuit filed by Virginia Roberts Giuffre against Maxwell in 2015 — are said to contain the names of hundreds of people, some famous and some not, who socialized, traveled or worked with Epstein over the span of more than a decade. The late financier has previously been linked to a coterie of high-profile business leaders, scientists, royalty and politicians, including former President Bill Clinton and current President Donald Trump.Senior U.S. District Court Judge Loretta Preska ruled Thursday during a remote court hearing that the public is legally entitled to access dozens of previously sealed records of the case, including transcripts and excerpts from depositions of Maxwell and Giuffre. Maxwell’s lawyers had previously argued to keep those records under seal.“This series of pleadings concerns [Giuffre’s] attempt to compel Ms. Maxwell to answer intrusive questions about her sex life,” Maxwell’s attorney, Jeffrey Pagliuca, wrote last month. “The subject matter of these [documents] is extremely personal, confidential, and subject to considerable abuse by the media.”In her ruling Thursday, Preska said that Maxwell’s team had failed to raise objections sufficient to overcome the presumption of public access to judicial documents.“In the context of this case, especially its allegations of sex trafficking of young girls,” Preska said, “the Court finds that any minor embarrassment or annoyance resulting from disclosure of Ms. Maxwell’s mostly non-testimony about behavior that has been widely reported in the press is far outweighed by the presumption of public access.”“The sealed testimony or summaries may inappropriately influence potential witnesses or alleged victims,” Pagliuca wrote last month.But Preska rejected those arguments, too.“Ms. Maxwell has not explained how this sealed material, if released, could, as she posits, ‘inappropriately influence potential witnesses or victims,’” Preska said. “Again, the Court finds that this interest is entitled to little weight under the facts of this case.”Among the items Preska ordered unsealed are transcripts and excerpts from at least one of Maxwell’s multi-hour depositions in the case, which Maxwell’s attorneys argued were given under an expectation of confidentiality that had been agreed to by both sides in the dispute, according to Maxwell’s court filing objecting to the records release. Limited excerpts of those depositions were released last year.Giuffre’s attorneys have long argued for near-total disclosure of the sealed records and have characterized Maxwell’s objections as a “blatant attempt to stall the unsealing process by creating unjustified obstacles … that will ensure the documents in this case, which are clearly subject to a presumption of public access, never see the light of day,” according to a filing last month by Giuffre’s lawyer, Sigrid McCawley.McCawley contended that Maxwell’s arguments in favor of continued sealing are “especially jarring in light of the public’s interest in this litigation, which involved voluminous documents and testimony about Jeffrey Epstein’s transcontinental sex-trafficking operation and documents concerning various public agencies’ utter failure to protect and bring justice to his victims.”The sealed records also contain the identities of people who provided information in the case under an expectation of confidentiality, plus the names of alleged victims and individuals accused of enabling Epstein or participating in the abuse.Earlier this year, notification letters were sent to two “John Does,” anonymous individuals whose names are among several dozen that appear in just the first batch of hundreds of sealed and redacted documents, according to court records. Neither of the “John Does” filed any objections to the potential unsealing of the records, and Preska ordered documents relating to those two people unsealed.Exceptions to Preska’s unsealing order will be made for personally identifiable information, medical records and the identities of any third parties whose names are contained in the records. Those names will remain at least temporarily sealed or redacted, pending a process Preska established to provide notification — and an opportunity to object to unsealing — to the dozens of people who are mentioned in the court record.Maxwell, 58, is the daughter of the late British publishing magnate Robert Maxwell, who died in 1991 in what was ruled an accidental drowning incident off the coast of the Canary Islands. She met Epstein in New York following her father’s death, and the two were closely linked for more than a decade.In unsealed excerpts from her depositions previously released in the case, Maxwell derided Giuffre as an “absolute liar.” She has also denied allegations from Giuffre and other women who contend in court filings that Maxwell recruited and trained girls and young women for Epstein and facilitated their abuse.Federal prosecutors have alleged in Maxwell’s criminal case that she made false statements during her depositions in the Giuffre case, leading to two perjury charges in the indictment against her.Maxwell has pleaded not guilty to all the charges against her and is scheduled for trial next year.Included in the records that have been reviewed by Preska are documents from June 2016 associated with an effort by Giuffre’s lawyers to get court approval for additional witness depositions beyond the 10 that had been allotted to each side. In a series of court filings surrounding the request, redactions conceal the name of one of the proposed witnesses and the descriptions of the information sought from that person.But a review by ABC News of the public portions of the records, coupled with a transcript of a hearing that took place nine months later, reveal that Giuffre’s lawyers were then seeking court approval to depose Clinton about his prior relationship with Epstein.“All of the people Ms. Giuffre seeks to depose have discoverable and important information regarding the elements of Ms. Giuffre’s claims,” McCawley wrote in a filing seeking the additional depositions.While there have been no allegations of wrong-doing on the part of Clinton, Giuffre’s claim that she met the former president at a dinner with Epstein and Maxwell on Epstein’s private Caribbean island, Little St. James, emerged as a critical and contentious issue in the litigation.Maxwell had argued in court filings that Giuffre’s claim was a fabrication that shattered her credibility. Personal flight logs kept by Epstein’s pilots showed that Clinton had traveled extensively on Epstein’s private jet to destinations in Africa, Asia and Europe in 2002 and 2003, but none of the available records showed the former president on a trip to Epstein’s island.“This is utter nonsense and nothing more than a transparent ploy by [Giuffre] to increase media exposure for her sensational stories through deposition side-show. This witness has nothing relevant to add,” Maxwell’s attorney Laura Menninger wrote in opposition to the proposed deposition.According to that filing by Maxwell’s lawyer, Giuffre’s legal team initiated informal discussions with attorneys for the then-unnamed witness on June 9, 2016.Giuffre’s lawyers did contact Clinton’s attorneys about a potential deposition, a person familiar with the situation told ABC News. Clinton’s lawyer responded that it would not be helpful to Giuffre, the person said, because the president was never on the island. For whatever reason, her lawyers dropped the matter, the person said.But according to a publicly-available transcript of a hearing in the case — Giuffre’s lawyers continued to pursue the court’s permission to take Clinton’s deposition until their request was ultimately denied by the judge, in a still sealed ruling in late June 2016Giuffre’s lawyers pressed the Clinton issue with the judge at a hearing in March 2017, six weeks before the trial was scheduled to begin. According to the transcript, Giuffre’s legal team was then seeking to prevent Maxwell’s side from presenting testimony at trial suggesting that Clinton hadn’t been on Epstein’s island, arguing it would be “inherently unfair” to Giuffre because they had not been permitted to question Clinton.“You did not allow us to depose him because you said it was irrelevant,” McCawley argued before U.S. District Court Judge Robert Sweet. “So now we’re in a position where at trial they want to put forth that information against my client, and I don’t have an under-oath statement from that individual saying whether or not he actually was,” she added.“What we know is [Clinton] flew with Jeffrey Epstein at the same time 19 different times internationally and nationally, but we don’t have him with respect to this particular allegation under oath,” she added. “So we would say it would be highly prejudicial for them to be able to introduce evidence saying he wasn’t there or that they have some proof or some expert saying he wasn’t there when, in fact, we weren’t able to ask him directly, the person who is at issue, under oath, whether or not he did, in fact, go there.”Maxwell’s attorneys, according to the transcript, told the court Maxwell was prepared to take the stand and testify that Clinton was never on the island.But because the trial never occurred, Giuffre’s motion to exclude testimony about Clinton was left unresolved. More information about the debate over the issue may eventually become public as additional documents from the case are unsealed.Following Epstein’s arrest last July, a spokesperson for Clinton, Angel Ureña, said in a statement that the former president “knows nothing” about Epstein’s crimes.“He’s not spoken to Epstein in well over a decade,” the statement adds, “and has never been to Little St. James Island, Epstein’s ranch in New Mexico, or his residence in Florida.”Giuffre, now a 36-year old mother living in Australia, alleges she was sexually abused as a teenager by Epstein and Maxwell between 2000 and 2002. She also claims to have been directed to have sex with some of their prominent friends, including Britain’s Prince Andrew. Both the Prince and Maxwell have denied Giuffre’s allegations. She made no allegations of wrong-doing by Clinton.Giuffre filed the action against Maxwell in September 2015, alleging that the former British socialite defamed her when her publicist issued a statement referring to Giuffre’s allegations as “obvious lies.”Previously unsealed records from the case have already generated headlines around the world after a federal appeals court ordered the release of more than 2,000 pages of documents last August, a month after Epstein’s arrest by federal authorities in New York. The Miami Herald spear-headed the legal challenge to make the filings public.Included in that collection were excerpts from Giuffre’s depositions naming several prominent men she alleges Epstein and Maxwell directed her to have sex with, including Prince Andrew, former U.S. Senator George Mitchell and former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson. All of those men, and others accused by Giuffre, have denied the allegations.“The documents and exhibits should be carefully examined for the vivid, detailed and tragic story they tell in the face of cursory, bumper-sticker-like statements by those accused,” Giuffre’s attorney McCawley wrote in a statement on the day of the document’s release. “Virginia Roberts Giuffre is a survivor and a woman to be believed. She believes a reckoning of inevitable accountability has begun.”The morning after that first set of documents was made public, Epstein was found unresponsive in his jail cell in Manhattan, where he was being held pending trial on charges of child sex-trafficking and conspiracy. The cause of death was determined by the New York City medical examiner as suicide by hanging, though that ruling has been challenged by a forensic pathologist hired by Epstein’s brother, the sole-surviving heir to an estate valued at more than $600 million.Following those initial disclosures, a federal appeals court ordered the review of thousands more sealed court filings to determine which records should be made public. Preska was selected to oversee the process because Sweet, the original trial court judge, died last year at the age of 96. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Learning for life: Voice care

first_imgRelated posts: Learning for life: Voice careOn 1 Mar 2003 in Military, Personnel Today LifeLong Learning and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) are the processesby which professionals, such as nurses, develop and improve their practice. Thereare many ways to address CPD: formally, through attending courses, study daysand workshops; or informally, through private study and reflection. Readingarticles in professional journals is a good way of keeping up-to-date with whatis going on in the field of practice, but reflecting and identifying what you havelearned is not always easy. Thesequestions are designed to help you to identify what you have learned fromstudying the article. They will also help you to clarify what you can apply topractice, what you did not understand and what you need to explore further.1.Epidemiology is the study ofa)The outer layers of the skinb) The earth’s crustc) Epic hazardsd) The distribution of disease2.Which countries have reliable evidence of voice problems?a)Sweden & Finlandb) Finland & USc) US & Swedend) US & Turkey3.Which new occupations offer risk factors for the voice?a)Computer programmersb) Paramedicsc) Telemarketersd) Hygiene operatives4.What environmental conditions affect the voice?a)Humidity >40%b) Humidity <40%c) Temperature>26Cd) Temperature <26C5.What are the behavioural hazards to the professional voice?a)Task centred & interpersonalb) One-to-one and task centredc) One-to-one and interpersonald) One-to-one and behavioural6.Communication by telephone limits feedback ofa)Classb) Body languagec) Cultured) Mental ability7.Hoarseness and loss of voice are symptoms ofa)Upper respiratory tract infectionb) Disease of the larynxc) Oesophagal cancerd) Occupational stress8.Sustained exposure to abuse from customers can causea)Anger – leading to swearingb) Amusement – leading to laughingc) Emotional strain – leading to loss of voiced) Boredom – leading to sleeping9.Which of the following is NOT a high-risk occupation for the voice?a)Farmerb) Singerc) Teacherd) Clergyman10.Who had to modify their bark?a)Dog handlersb) Vetsc) Square bashersd) Tree surgeonsFeedback1)d – Refresh your knowledge of epidemiology and discuss with your colleaguesor clinical supervisor why epidemiology is useful in occupational healthpractice. 2) c 3) c – It is interesting to note that so many occupationswhere the voice is needed are not included in this list. Paramedics talk tocasualties and patients all day long, more so than counsellors whose job it isto ‘listen’. 4) b – The comfort zone for humidity is between 40 and 60%.If you have the opportunity to visit the tropical house at Kew Gardens, spendsome time in the arid zone and then the tropical zone and experience thedifference of extremes of humidity. 5) a 6) b – However, thinking of thesuccess of radio for almost a century, the lack of body language does notalways seem to hamper one’s understanding of complex messages. Discuss withyour colleagues any incidents you can remember where you have been mistaken bynot being able to see someone. List the things you can tell by voice alone. 7)d – Although all these answers could be correct. Make notes on all thediseases you can think of that could cause hoarseness or loss of voice andspend some time revising your knowledge. 8) c 9) a 10) c – However, asan ex-military person, I appreciate the importance of being able to hear, andgive clear commands on a parade square. When hundreds of people are marching onconcrete in boots it takes a lot to make them stop. Comments are closed. center_img Previous Article Next Article Features list 2021 – submitting content to Personnel TodayOn this page you will find details of how to submit content to Personnel Today. We do not publish a…last_img read more

Mobilization of fluidized sediment during sill emplacement, western Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica

first_imgLarge mafic sills in the Ahlmannryggen region of western Dronning Maud Land were intruded into partially lithified sediments of the mid-Proterozoic Ritscherflya Supergroup. Clastic sedimentary dykes intruding the thick mafic sills have been identified, and show evidence for fluidization of the partially lithified sediments. Previous work had demonstrated in situ fluidization and localized anatectic melting. This study demonstrates mobilization of the fluidized sediments, with penetration at least 50 in into the fractured, intruding sill. Physical features within the clastic dykes (e.g. sediment balls, flame structures) suggest that the sediments were largely unconsolidated, or at most only partially lithified. The presence of a thin zone of anatectic melt along the dyke-sill contact suggests that the mafic sill was still hot (c. 700degreesC) at the time of sedimentary dyke injection.last_img read more

Validation of eight atmospheric reanalyses in the Antarctic Peninsula region

first_imgEight atmospheric reanalyses were compared against observed vertical profiles of temperature, specific humidity and wind speed collected by two research aircraft in February–March 2010 in the Antarctic Peninsula region. These data offered a rare possibility to validate reanalyses against independent in-situ data which have not been assimilated into the reanalyses. The reanalyses had generally too moist profiles with too low wind speeds, but otherwise the errors in the reanalyses had large spatial differences. On the eastern side of the peninsula, the near-surface temperatures were largely overestimated. None of the reanalysis outperformed the others in all variables, at all altitudes and on both sides of the peninsula. Generally, NCEP-CFSR and MERRA had the smallest errors in temperature profiles, JRA-55 had marginally the most accurate specific humidity profiles and NCEP-CFSR had the best wind profiles. The reanalyses were coherent, although biased, on the western side of the Antarctic Peninsula, but on the eastern side the spread was large. All the reanalyses underestimated the variability between the individual profiles of temperature and wind speed. The modern reanalyses with a sufficient spatial resolution and an adequate data assimilation method outperformed the others, especially on the eastern sidelast_img read more

Estimating the recharge properties of the deep ocean using noble gases and helium isotopes

first_imgThe distribution of noble gases and helium isotopes in the dense shelf waters of Antarctica reflect the boundary conditions near the ocean surface: air-sea exchange, sea ice formation and subsurface ice melt. We use a non-linear least-squares solution to determine the value of the recharge temperature and salinity, as well as the excess air injection and glacial meltwater content throughout the water column and in the precursor to Antarctic Bottom Water. The noble gas-derived recharge temperature and salinity in the Weddell Gyre are -1.95 °C and 34.95 psu near 5500 m; these cold, salty recharge values are a result of surface cooling as well as brine rejection during sea ice formation in Antarctic polynyas. In comparison, the global value for deep water recharge temperature is -0.44 °C at 5500 m, which is 1.5 °C warmer than the southern hemisphere deep water recharge temperature, reflecting the contribution from the north Atlantic. The contrast between northern and southern hemisphere recharge properties highlight the impact of sea ice formation on setting the gas properties in southern sourced deep water. Below 1000 m, glacial meltwater averages 3.5 ‰ by volume and represents greater than 50% of the excess neon and argon found in the water column. These results indicate glacial melt has a non-negligible impact on the atmospheric gas content of Antarctic Bottom Water.last_img read more

Controversy as NUS affiliates with anti-Israeli BDS movement

first_img“Additionally, motion 518a highlights the duplicity of BDS activists. BDS was voted in by the NUS NEC, which is made up of a mere 30 members, as opposed to gaining a proper democratic mandate at NUS National Conference. In Oxford, BDS activists have also misrepresented the truth. Consistently, we were told that any BDS motion that comes up at NUS would be of a limited and moderate nature. “James Elliott told a Somerville JCR meeting that ‘a blanket BDS motion can’t come up at NUS Conference’, claiming the ‘only debate on NUS policy would be on the current policy’. Yet, at NEC he voted for a motion that affiliates our national student union with the official BDS Movement – a radical organisation, calling for precisely the ‘blanket BDS’ that many Oxford students had serious concerns with.” James Elliott defended his stance to Cherwell, saying, “I am accountable to students at NUS Disabled Students Conference, and nowhere else, and at NEC I voted in line with my campaign’s policy as mandated, which is in favour of BDS. If a few grumbling individuals in Oxford have an issue with that, then it doesn’t bother me. “I have always been very public about my support for BDS, and I was delighted that NUS took this further step in strengthening our policy and challenging Israeli apartheid. “If anyone wants to get involved in NUS campaigns like this, they should of course get in touch.” The NUS has voted for the first time to affiliate officially with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. Previously, they had expressed support for the strategy but not affiliated to the official movement. In a meeting of the NUS’s National Executive Committee last week, a BDS amendment to a motion entitled ‘Justice for Palestine’ was passed 19-15, with one abstention. The motion included resolutions to lobby companies with investments in Israel and to assist student-led BDS campaigns. The BDS movement operates on a global basis and aims to pressure Israel into agreeing to change its policy on Palestine. Key demands of the BDS movement include the end to occupation of Palestinian lands, equal citizenship rights for Arab-Palestinians and the right of Palestinians to return to their original homes according to UN resolution 194. On its website, the movement describes itself as ‘a strategy that allows people of conscience to play an effective role in the Palestinian struggle for justice’. The motion was originally due to be considered at the NUS National Conference in April, but was postponed due to a lack of debating time at the conference itself. At a meeting of OUSU Council in March, a motion to mandate Oxford’s NUS conference delegates not to vote against any anti-BDS motion failed by a margin of 72-30, with 28 abstentions. This would have meant that Oxford’s delegates would have been able to vote as they chose had the issue come before NUS conference. James Elliott, Oxford delegate at the NUS Disabled Students’ Conference, has come under fire for voting in favour of BDS on the National Executive Committee. Ben Goldstein, who proposed the motion at OUSU Council in March, told Cherwell, “BDS hurts efforts for a peaceful resolution to the Arab-Israeli conflict – the two-state solution is the only internationally-recognised peace plan yet leaders of the BDS movement have called for a one state solution and ‘euthanasia’ of Israel. BDS is an obstacle to peace.last_img read more