Guinness Nigeria plc ( 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgGuinness Nigeria plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about Guinness Nigeria plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Guinness Nigeria plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Guinness Nigeria plc (  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileGuinness Nigeria brews beer in Nigeria and packages and markets a range of international spirits, beers and ready-to-drink beverages. Well-known brands in its product range include Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Guinness Extra Smooth, Malta Guinness and Harp Lager Beer. Brands in its Spirits range include Smirnoff and Gordon’s; brands in it beer range include Guinness, Harp, Dubic and Satzenbrau; and brands in its ready-to-drink range include Orijin and Malta Guinness. Guinness Stout was first exported to Sierra Leone in 1827 and became very popular across West Africa. Ikeja in Lagos, Nigeria was chosen in 1963 as the first location outside the British Isles to brew the iconic dark beer. Riding on the back of steady growth in markets for Guinness Stout and Harp Lager, Guinness Nigeria Plc now has 5 brewing plants in the country. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Guinness Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Top 14: How many teams should be in France’s top domestic league?

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS There are pros and cons to both arguments but Canal Plus will certainly give the matter careful consideration. They are currently in the throes of a financial crisis, and according to Vincent Bollore, head of Vivendi, “the chain could lose €400m in 2016”. That prompted Le Figaro to report last week that the company has launched a series of “drastic economic measures” to reduce its outlay, which will send tremors through the corridors of the Top 14. They announced earlier this month that they are accepting bids for four-year broadcasting rights for the season commencing 2019-20. Canal Plus won the bid in January 2014 with a contract worth €74m-a-season, which was double the previous amount paid. The bid this time could be much lower, given that beIN Sports are also looking to cut their costs, leaving the LNR perhaps to adapt to a reduction not just in the size of their championship but also their revenue.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. There’s a numbers game going on in France at the moment: should there be 12, 14 or even 16 clubs in the top flight?It’s been the Top 14 since 2005-6, a reduction of two on what had gone before. The reason for the streamlining was evident in the 2004-05 campaign when Auch and Beziers managed just 13 wins between them in their 30 matches, the pair finishing more than 60 points adrift of eventual champions Stade Francais.In the 2015-16 season it’s Agen (14th) and Oyonnax (13th) who are way off the pace with Oyonnax trailing Stade Francais (12th) by 14 points.Is the French championship in need of another trim? David Strettle believes it is. In an interview published in Monday’s Midi Olympique, the former Saracens and England wing compared the Top 14 with the Premiership. “Each match (in England) is a real contest because the teams are pretty similar,” explained Strettle. “In this context you learn to manage situations, to play under pressure and to find as a team the ways to win. In the Top 14 it’s a rollercoaster. The standard changes from one week to another. The opposition can vary considerably, the performances also.”Jump and shout: David Strettle with ClermontStrettle’s views are shared by many within the French game. The calls for a rugby reformation in have been growing since France’s World Cup drubbing to New Zealand, a humiliation that prompted the FFR and LNR to commission a ten-man panel to examine all aspects of how the sport is structured and run in France.The commission’s report was delivered earlier this month and it’s being discussed this week by the LNR and FFR who will then make their own recommendations to the Top 14 and ProD2 presidents on May 17. There were 15 measures in the report but the one that has France talking concerns the size of the championship. The commission, which included former France greats Julien Bonnaire and Thomas Castaignède, as well as Stade Francais president Thomas Savare, proposed as its 15th measure a reduction from a Top 14 to a Top 12 for the 2018-19 season. Two big powers: Racing face Toulouse in the Top 14 – but the side’s presidents disagree on the format of the league The issue has split the power-brokers in French rugby. Leading the call for a Top 12 is Toulon director of rugby Bernard Laporte, busily campaigning to be the next president of the FFR. He’s been arguing for such a move for years, saying in 2014: “There are too many professional teams, that is certain. For me, we need to move to a Top 12. That would immediately mean an extra month to focus on the national team.” His views are supported, by among others, Toulouse president Rene Bouscatel and his Clermont counterpart, Eric de Cromières.Campaign trail: Bernard Laporte talks publiclyBut ranged against the supporters of a Top 14 are Racing 92 president Jacky Lorenzetti and Laurent Marti, president of Bordeaux, as well as English-born Simon Gillham, vice-president of Brive. Gillham told Midi Olympique that there is no need to tamper with the Top 14, pointing to the drama of last season when a bitter relegation dogfight went to the last minute of the last match of the regular season, with Brive and Grenoble surviving at the expense of Bayonne.Which misses the point: the Top 14 has drama but not always quality and every season there is at least one club – sometimes two – who simply aren’t as good as the others. Yet there are some within French rugby, notably Lorenzetti, who actually want the championship expanded to a Top 16. When it was put to the Racing owner this might cause fixture congestion, he retorted: “We play twice a week!” As for player burnout, Lorenzetti said the solution is simple – increase squad sizes to 40.Such an idea is anathema to Laporte, who claims that a Top 14 (let alone a Top 16) is counter-productive to the development of the national side. As Midi Olympique noted in Monday’s edition, currently the French season comprises 29 Top 14 weekends (including three play-offs), nine European competition weekends and 11 international weekends. Add in the obligatory five weekends of holiday and that’s 54 weeks. Trimming the Top 14 by two would free four weekends, which was the same number in the 2014-15 season on which the Top 14 clashed with Test matches.Going hard: Brive in action earlier this seasonUltimately, it’s TV which may settle the question. Gillham, who as well as being vice-president of Brive, is also director of communications at Vivendi, the mass media company that owns Canal Plus. He told Midi Olympique that cutting the top-flight to 12 clubs would cost Canal Plus between €10m to €15m because they would need to find other content to fill the gap in the schedule. On the other hand, as the paper stated, a Top 12 would mean fewer matches of meaningless mediocrity being broadcast and turning off viewers.last_img read more

El Obispo Primado comparte su visión para la misión

first_imgEl Obispo Primado comparte su visión para la misión La 21ª. conferencia anual de la Red Global de la Misión Episcopal Rector Martinsville, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY El obispo primado Michael Curry responde preguntas durante una sesión vespertina de preguntas y respuestas el primer día de la 21ª. Conferencia anual de la Red Global de la Misión Episcopal que está teniendo lugar en Ponce, Puerto Rico. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.[Episcopal News Service – Ponce, Puerto Rico] El obispo primado Michael Curry trajo su mensaje del Movimiento de Jesús a la 21ª. conferencia de la Red Global de la Misión Episcopal (GEMN, por su sigla en inglés) durante su alocución del 18 de mayo.“La evangelización no es más que un mendigo diciéndole a otro mendigo donde encontrar  [un poco de] pan”, dijo él, citando al pastor metodista cingalés, D.T. Niles. “Y así yo soy sólo un mendigo que le habla a otros mendigos de nuestra labor de ayudar a otros mendigos de encontrar algún genuino pan”.En su mayor reunión hasta ahora, más de 120 episcopales —entre ellos 20 jóvenes adultos y misioneros adultos— han acudido a la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico en Ponce para una conferencia [que se extiende] del 18 al 20 de mayo. Además de la interconexión, la conferencia anual brinda una oportunidad a los participantes de asistir a talleres orientados a educarles y capacitarles en su obra de misión y a adorar juntos.“Yo sí le doy gracias a Dios por ustedes, tanto por la GEMN como por aquellos que sirven de misioneros en nombre de la Iglesia Episcopal en el contexto de nuestra comunidad global”, dijo Curry, al comienzo de su alocución. “La GEMN, la mayor red de misión independiente de la Iglesia Episcopal, consta de diócesis, iglesias, organizaciones e individuos comprometidos con la participación en la misión global y en relacionar a las personas a través de la misión. Además de conferencias de misión, la GEMN ofrece adiestramiento y educación y materiales para la misión.La referencia de Curry a lo que la Iglesia hace y cómo lo hace en el contexto de la misión aborda uno de los mayores desafíos que enfrenta la red de la misión con “promover las asociaciones, el compañerismo y las relaciones recíprocas, e intentar deshacer el modelo postcolonial [de acercamiento a la misión]”, dijo Karen Hotte, directora ejecutiva de la GEMN.“¿Qué aspecto tiene la misión hoy día dadas las lecciones aprendidas del pasado?, añadió ella.El Obispo Primado, en una sesión vespertina de preguntas y respuestas, habló acerca de cómo ha cambiado el enfoque de la Iglesia sobre la misión, y cómo el enfoque actual se parece a uno más antiguo.“Este momento de la misión tiene menos en común con la Iglesia de los años 50 [del pasado siglo], o la Iglesia de la alta Edad Media o la Iglesia de la era que siguió a la Reforma, menos en común con esas eras y más en común con el movimiento cristiano primitivo de los Hechos de los Apóstoles”, afirmó.Desde su consagración en noviembre de 2015, el Obispo Primado ha hablado constantemente acerca del Movimiento de Jesús y sus dos componentes —evangelización y reconciliación— y lo que significa para los episcopales y para la Iglesia Episcopal ser parte de ese movimiento.“La vía anglicana de ser cristiano tiene su origen en el camino de Jesús, en el movimiento de Jesús, eso es quienes somos, como anglicanos, como episcopales, como cristianos”, dijo Curry en su alocución. “Somos el Movimiento de Jesús y cuando afirmemos eso —oh, Iglesia, permanece a mi lado—, cuando afirmemos eso nos hallaremos en medio de una gran revolución”.Pero ser parte del movimiento significa también que los episcopales deben conocer a Jesús de Nazaret.Hay una diferencia entre Jesús de Nazaret, el hombre que describen en el Nuevo Testamento, más específicamente en los Evangelios, y el Jesús de la moderna cultura cristiana,  recalcó él.“Cuando la vida se reorienta en torno a Jesús de Nazaret, lo que el hermano realmente enseñó, no sólo lo que la cultura dice que él enseñó…”, dijo Curry. “Este Jesús es alguien que cambia las reglas del juego y que puede mostrarnos el camino que nos aleja de la pesadilla y nos acerca al sueño de Dios para todos nosotros”.“Este Movimiento de Jesús tiene que ver con el surgimiento de algunas personas de Jesús, personas que miran y suenan y hablan como Jesús”, añadió.Los misioneros James Guandique y Rachel Schnabel del Cuerpo de Servicios de Jóvenes Adultos, participan en una discusión de un pequeño grupo durante la sesión matutina de la conferencia. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.Luego de la alocución del Obispo Primado, los participantes se reunieron en pequeños grupos para reflexionar sobre su mensaje y para formular preguntas  sobre el papel de los episcopales y la Iglesia de ser portadores de la misión de Dios en el mundo.En una sesión vespertina de preguntas y respuestas que siguió, el Rdo. Titus Presler, que ha prestado servicios durante mucho tiempo en Edwardes College en Peshawar, Pakistán, le hizo al Obispo Primado algunas de las preguntas de los pequeños grupos.La primera pregunta se centró en cómo hablar acerca de Jesús sin “desinteresar a la gente” y si bastaba hablar acerca del modo cristiano de vida más bien que, específicamente, acerca de Jesús.Respuesta de Curry: Sí, Jesús tiene que ser parte de la conversación.La pregunta lo hizo retomar el tema de la diferencia entre Jesús de Nazaret y el Jesús cultural.“El Jesús de los Evangelios, no importa cómo uno lo presente, define el amor como el tuétano, el centro, es el ser todo y el fin de todo, es el comienzo y el fin, el modo de amar de Dios y el amor del prójimo, es la suma total de la íntegra empresa espiritual y religiosa”, dijo, añadiendo que esa no es la manera en que se presenta el Cristo cultural.El mensaje de Jesús, afirmó, se encuentra en las parábolas del hijo pródigo y de las ovejas y las cabras, así como en el Sermón del Monte.“Ese Jesús nos llama invariablemente a [alcanzar] una mayor elevación y es un constante desafío  a nuestra manera de ser… ese Jesús con mucha frecuencia no es simplemente una ‘Buena Noticia’,  sino una ‘noticia nueva’ porque no estoy seguro de que Jesús sea en verdad conocido, y porque a ese Jesús no se le conoce realmente, [porque] no es comprendido ni conocido, el que nosotros no lo mencionemos significaría que él estaría totalmente ausente de la conversación.“Creo en verdad que este Jesús de Nazaret es imperativo, no para nuestros fines de manipular a nadie, sino por nuestra autenticidad de ser quienes somos”.— Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. 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Rose Lee House / Auburn University Rural Studio

first_img Area:  1200 m² Area:  1200 m² Photographs Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!© Timothy HursleyRose Lee’s HouseRose Lee’s House is an ‘L’ shape courtyard house, with a long horizontal porch facing the street and a square patio facing to the back yard. The porch is dedicated to Rose’s social life, in the spirit of the traditional Southern front porch. The courtyard, enclosed by a semi transparent cedar wall, provides the protection of the family’s privacy. The porch has a 180° view towards Footwash’s ‘Main Street’, with a bold overhanging roof, delicately held by light metal supports. A variety of openings in the courtyard’s wall provide special visual contact with the neighbors: Rose’s mother, the nephews and the dog sleeping in the back yard. The two very different outdoor spaces help the house environmentally. The porch, facing south, shades the building in summer and the courtyard, facing north, gives a mild outside living room in winter. The “day” part of the house sits between the front porch and the courtyard, both of which are accessed via large sliding doors. The 1,200 square foot dwelling has been designed with a core volume called the ‘Machine’ with a perpendicular ‘Expansion Wing’ on the west side of the site. The ‘Machine’ covers the main family needs: the master bedroom, a large living/dining room, kitchen and bathroom. The ‘Expansion Wing’ provides two more bedrooms for Rose’s sons. In the future, the house could accommodate a young couple with one child, to take care of Rose Lee in her later years.Save this picture!Courtesy of Auburn University Rural StudioThe home uses passive strategies to light, heat and cool the house naturally while also reducing utility costs. Both the kitchen and bathroom have natural light and ventilation and the living room and bedroom openings provide cross-ventilation. A clerestory on the front elevation allows sunlight to heat the house in winter. A salvaged fireplace completes the heat supply of the house providing an effective source of heat with readily-available fuel. The design and build processRose’s house was designed and fully built by two groups of seventeen students, between nineteen and twenty-three year in age. The students built everything from foundations to finishes, including electrical and plumbing work. The students were encouraged to learn by observing, designing and building along the two semesters, working as one large team. Save this picture!Courtesy of Auburn University Rural StudioThe first group, who spent the fall at Rural Studio, designed and built the ‘Machine.’ The second group, who joined the project in the spring, finished the house with the ‘Expansion Wing’ and the courtyard. The fist group design work focused on the typology, site location and form of the building; while the second group designed details, finishes and materials choices. Both groups shared the same strategy of building a new home for Rose Lee in phases, allowing the family to keep their existing home until the new one became ready.Save this picture!© Timothy HursleyStructure and materialsRose Lee’s House is a standard wooden platform frame structure with a ‘pop up’ roof held up by four trusses, of 2×8 nominal dimension heart pine salvaged from a local barn. The same recycled wood was used to wrap the walls in the living room and the expansion hallway in order to give a hierarchy and a warmer texture to the communal interior spaces. The freestanding courtyard wall and rain screen cladding have been built with cedar wood, which has traditionally used on Southern buildings because of its water and decay resistance. Every detail of the house was drawn full-scale and mocked-up to make sure that each choice guaranteed low maintenance and longevity as well as a coherent design for the house as a whole. Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessSchandy House / gualano + gualano: arquitectosSelected ProjectsHow Engineering the Serpentine Almost Brought AECOM’s Computers to a HaltArchitecture News Share Rose Lee House / Auburn University Rural StudioSave this projectSaveRose Lee House / Auburn University Rural StudioSave this picture!© Timothy HursleyHouses•Faunsdale, United States CopyArchitecture & Landscape Consultant:Xavier VendrellLighting Consultant:Meghan Smith-Campbell, New Haven, Connecticut, Atelier TenFaculty Team:Andrew Freear, Elena Barthel, Dick Hudgens, John Marusich, Dan Splaingard, Lindsay Butler, Danny WickeArchitecture:Xavier VendrellLandscape Consultant:Xavier VendrellCity:FaunsdaleCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Timothy HursleyText description provided by the architects. Rose Lee’s House is the result of two semester’s work of the 2nd Year Studio at Auburn University Rural Studio, in West Alabama. Rural Studio is an off-campus design/build program, part of the five year Bachelors of Architecture at Auburn University. Located in Newbern, a small town one hundred miles northwest Montgomery, Rural Studio was established in 1993 by Samuel Mockbee, a well-known Southern artist and architect from Mississipi, and fellow Auburn professor D.K. Ruth. Since 2002, Rural Studio has been directed by Andrew Freear, a Yorkshireman, trained as an architect in the United Kingdom.Save this picture!Courtesy of Auburn University Rural StudioEach year at Rural Studio, a group of thirty 2nd year students design and build one group project. At the same time, the 5th  year students run large community projects. Also, a small group of Outreach students, from all over the world, investigate affordable housing prototypes, each year designing and building, a new evolution of the ‘20K House’: a home for everyone.In the last twenty years, Rural Studio has designed and built over one hundred projects within a twenty-five miles radius of Newbern. Save this picture!Courtesy of Auburn University Rural StudioThe Expandable House The purpose of the 2008-2009 Rural Studio Second Year Studio was to investigate contemporary forms of rural dwelling. In designing a home for Rose Lee Turner, the team focused on the idea of the Expandable House. This house expands and grows by need over time; it is based on the traditional local farmhouse strategy and its design is driven by the client’s priorities, necessities and lifestyle. The Expandable House responds to the transient nature and demographic of the contemporary family. The goal is to propose a strategy capable of providing a flexible home, open to different variations and future expansions.Rose Lee’s House was Rural Studio’s first attempt to design and build  an Expandable House. For this first experiment, the courtyard typology was chosen, with all its ‘U’ and ‘L’ shape variations, to connect and guide the future alterations of the Expandable House. The courtyard brings natural light, weather and landscape into the center of the dwelling and, during the hot Alabama spring and summer months, becomes an outdoor living room.Save this picture!SectionThe site Rose Lee’s House was designed and built for a family in Footwash, a small black community situated ten miles south of Newbern.  The Footwash community is developed around two dead-end roads and a small grocery store and surrounded by dense woodlands. The 1/4 square mile community is characterized by a large open area, known as “downtown”, which is dedicated to the annual Footwash Black Music Festival and a “suburb” of small wooden houses with front porches that face the street.Rose Lee’s property is a long, thin plot in the middle of the “suburb”, oriented north-south. The survey and understanding of the large-scale context of the site gave the Studio a very important basis to move forward. + 18 Share United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard GFGR, inc architects & Engineers, Joe Farruggia Environmental Consultant: Structural Engineer: photographs:  Timothy HursleyPhotographs:  Timothy Hursley , Courtesy of Auburn University Rural Studio Architects: Auburn University Rural Studio Area Area of this architecture project Houses “COPY” ArchDaily Atelier Ten, Paul Stoller Rose Lee House / Auburn University Rural Studio Richard Hudgens Architect, AIA, Selma Alabama Architect of Record: CopyAbout this officeAuburn University Rural StudioOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesFaunsdaleHousesUnited StatesPublished on July 19, 2013Cite: “Rose Lee House / Auburn University Rural Studio” 19 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Inspiring and Challenging the Nation’s Future Leaders in Science and Technology

first_img Business News Buzzers, not bells, will ring in the New Year for thousands of middle- and high-school students all across the U.S. That’s because they’ll soon be pitting their math and science knowledge — and their reflexes — against one another in regional competitions of the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) 27th National Science Bowl® (NSB).The competitions start this month, with four students from each team facing off in a fast-paced, question-and-answer format. (More information about the date and location of specific regionals can be found through the NSB Homepage). The winning team from each of the 48 middle- and 68 high-school regions will compete in the National Finals, held in Washington, D.C. from April 27 to May 1, 2017. At the Finals, winning teams can score exciting adventure trips to Alaska and national parks across the country to learn first-hand about science in the field; as well as trophies, medals, and supplies for their schools’ science departments. But to many, the ultimate prize simply would be the prestige of winning the National Championship.Today, the NSB draws more than 14,000 middle- and high-school competitors. Approximately 265,000 students have faced off in the NSB Finals since the first competition in 1991. The knowledge that former NSB competitors have acquired – and more importantly, the habits of study that they’ve learned along the way – have led them to success in variety of fields. Many have become researchers; others are science and math professors at some of our some of our nation’s most prestigious universities.While those career paths might seem intuitive, the math and science knowledge students need to be successful in the NSB also can lead to successful careers in other fields. The 2017 NSB competitors will follow in the footsteps of previous National Science Bowl® contestants, and will blaze a trail for students in science, math and engineering for the next quarter-century.The National Science Bowl® is a nationwide academic competition that tests students’ knowledge in all areas of science and mathematics. Middle and high school student teams from diverse backgrounds are comprised of four students, one alternate, and a teacher who serves as an advisor and coach. These teams face-off in a fast-paced question-and-answer format, being tested on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth and space science, physics, energy, and math. The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science manages the National Science Bowl®, and sponsors the NSB finals competition.DOE’s Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, please visit Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Wear Just Anything If You’re The President’s DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink The Lost Weight Won’t Be Regained If You Stop Eating A Lot?HerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Education Inspiring and Challenging the Nation’s Future Leaders in Science and Technology Middle school and high school students begin competing next month in the 2017 National Science Bowl ®, sponsored by the Department of Energy and managed by DOE’s Office of Science, leading up to the national championship in May 2017. From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | 11:30 am Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

Limerick electronic arts festival will bring 30,000 to city

first_imgEmail Le Galaxie will be one of the headline acts at the Limerick electronic arts festival.THE LIMERICK Electronic Arts Festival (LEAF), which is scheduled for March 9 and 10 next year, has the potential to bring up to 30,000 music fans to the city.Festival organisers CWB Management, who have artists such as Bressie and The Strypes on their roster, say this unique event will “stabilise the regional tourism imbalance” and will have a strong economic impact.Events lined up for next March’s festival at the Cleeves plant includes a joint-collaborative performance by the Irish Chamber Orchestra and Kormac on the first night with a show from Le Galaxie on the Saturday. The Hard Working Class Heroes Electronic Trail will also form part of the programme.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking at this month’s Metropolitan District meeting of Limerick City and County Council, Paul Boland of CWB told councillors that LEAF will see Limerick’s existing cityscape become the focus of this free all-inclusive event.The proposal will now go before the council’s Culture Committee in the New Year for further consideration.More local news here TAGSCulture committeeCWBelectronic Arts FestivalIrish Chamber OrchestraKormacLe GalaxieLEAFlimerickPaul BolandThe Hard Working Class Heroes Electronic Trail The Irish Chambre Orchestra is back with another dynamic collaborative mini-series Facebook NewsLocal NewsLimerick electronic arts festival will bring 30,000 to cityBy Editor – December 25, 2017 3638 Twitter Advertisement The Irish Chamber Orchestra’s MASTER & PRODIGY will broadcast live from The National Concert Hall Printcenter_img Previous articleBrennan brothers to the rescue of Limerick dementia facilityNext articleLimerick groups benefit from university’s new Christmas tradition Editor A properly Christmassy concert from Irish Chamber Orchestra RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Irish Chamber Orchestra’s 50th + Beethoven’s 250th Arias and Advent with Irish Chamber Orchestra Linkedin I Create Online – The Irish Chamber Orchestra Flies High and Swims Deep! WhatsApplast_img read more

Harte will contest Seanad election

first_imgNewsx Adverts By News Highland – March 9, 2011 Pinterest Facebook Twitter Facebook With nominations to contest the Seanad elections closing on Friday, there will be at least one Donegal candidate in the race.Letterkenny based Cllr. Jimmy Harte, who missed out on a Dail seat in  Donegal North East has been nominated as the sole Labour candidate on the Industrial and Commercial Panel. Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+center_img NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Pinterest Previous articleThree new Donegal TDs take Dail seats todayNext articleFisher calls for action on street collectors News Highland WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Harte will contest Seanad election WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

Man jailed after threatening to throw former partner down the stairs

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook Twitter Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Twitter By admin – August 8, 2015 center_img Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Previous article35th anniversary of the Central Hotel Fire in BundoranNext articleAvril McNamee hopes for good performance at World Handball Championships admin Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Homepage BannerNews Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Derry Magistrate’s Court has heard how a man told children he was going to throw their mother down the stairs.39 year old Terence Doherty of 30, Dunluce Court in Derry admitted a series of offences including assaults on police and disorderly behaviour.The court was told that on July 12 this year Doherty’s former partner phoned police to report he had wrecked her house.She told police that Doherty had arrived requesting to see his child and there were no problems initially.However after about an hour Doherty came into the bedroom where the injured party was with two of her children and jumped on the bed.He pushed the injured party off the bed and then asked the children would they like to see their mother thrown down the stairs.He also threw an iPhone 6 to the ground smashing the screen and damaged bannister.The woman managed to get Doherty out of the house but he banged on the door and windows.When police arrested Doherty they took him to Altnagelvin Hospital where he caused a nuisance and staff asked for him to be held in a police vehicle until they could deal with him.Doherty asked to use a toilet and when police removed handcuffs he spat at one officer and then spat blood at another.The court also heard about an incident on March 21 when Doherty was disorderly and shouted at police at 3 a.m.When he was arrested he struggled and was placed directly in a police cell when handcuffs were being removed he headbutted an officer.Defence counsel Mr. Paul Kearney said Doherty was no stranger to the court.He said he had been a skilled footballer who played for Derry City and Omagh Town before ‘issues interfered with what would have been a successful career.’District Judge Barney McElholm said that Doherty had 147 previous conviction and had offended in ‘a disgraceful way.’Doherty was jailed for 9 months. Man jailed after threatening to throw former partner down the stairs 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North last_img read more

IDIA Supports 900+ Families Under Its “COVID 19 + Cyclone Amphan Relief Work” Initiative [Support IDIA]

first_imgNews UpdatesIDIA Supports 900+ Families Under Its “COVID 19 + Cyclone Amphan Relief Work” Initiative [Support IDIA] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK6 July 2020 12:03 AMShare This – xAs part of its “COVID 19 + Cyclone Amphan relief work”, the IDIA (Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access) has reached out to about 1,000 disadvantaged families, to provide them with food provisions and spread awareness regarding the Government’s social security schemes. As per a press note issued by the Charitable Trust, they have reached out to around 980 families in 9 villages…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?LoginAs part of its “COVID 19 + Cyclone Amphan relief work”, the IDIA (Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access) has reached out to about 1,000 disadvantaged families, to provide them with food provisions and spread awareness regarding the Government’s social security schemes. As per a press note issued by the Charitable Trust, they have reached out to around 980 families in 9 villages in and around Sunderbans in West Bengal and they now aim to reach out to 2000 families in total. Under this initiative, they not only distribute the provisions but also spoke to the villagers about preventive measures for COVID19 such as physical distancing, sanitizing and washing hands.7 Villages | 800 Families | 4 TripsHere are some glimpses of our relief work in #COVID19, #CycloneAmphan impacted areas in West Bengal. We were deeply moved by the reactions of the people! We hope to reach many more. You can contribute to our efforts here— IDIA (@IDIALaw) July 1, 2020The volunteers associated with the project also apprise the villagers about various social security schemes, such as government ration, etc., that may be availed by updating government issued ID cards. Inter alia, the Trust is doing a survey to understand the possible future economic activities for the villagers, “as sporadic relief distribution can’t be a solution for them in the long run”. As of now, IDIA’s alumni, Nazrul Molla, has taken the lead to conduct the survey in Purandar village in Sunderbans. To contribute towards the relief work, Click Here. For more details, reach out to Arnab Roy, Director (Operations) at IDIA at: [email protected] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Not Forcing Anyone To Use App, Users Free To Leave; Aarogya Setu, IRCTC Have Similar Privacy Policy: WhatsApp Tells Delhi High Court

first_imgTop StoriesNot Forcing Anyone To Use App, Users Free To Leave; Aarogya Setu, IRCTC Have Similar Privacy Policy: WhatsApp Tells Delhi High Court Sparsh Upadhyay14 May 2021 7:11 AMShare This – xIn an affidavit filed before the Delhi High Court, WhatsApp has submitted that its newly updated privacy policy (of the year 2021) does not affect the privacy of personal messages (of its users) with friends and family in any way. In its affidavit, the Facebook-owned company has stated that the 2021 Update is not “mandatory”, and that WhatsApp is not forcing anyone to accept the newly introduced update.Advertisement The Policy, WhatsApp states, gives its User the liberty to either accept the 2021 Update or they can choose not to do so, and stop using the messaging platform and that they also have the option to delete their WhatsApp accounts as and when they want. Importantly, the messaging platform has also averred in its affidavit that the company is under no legal obligation to provide such “opt-outs” and further, the company doesn’t have any obligation to provide its services to such users, who do not consent to their terms. Advertisement Differentiating itself from other online platforms, WhatsApp has stated in its affidavit that it is giving its users, the control and choice, which others do not provide and most of the platforms weren’t as transparent as WhatsApp is and other platforms simply imply the consent of their users through continued use of their service, however, WhatsApp was explicitly asking for the consent of its users. Advertisement Advertisement In this backdrop, WhatsApp has stated that even when the terms and privacy policy in question has been followed by online platforms across the industry, yet the Petitioners were singling out WhatsApp. Apart from this, the affidavit avers that if the any interference would be made in its 2021 Update, it would “cripple the entire industry of internet-based applications and websites”. Further, WhatsApp has averred that the 2021 Update provides its users with a clear and accessible statement of WhatsApp’s data practices and which allows them to make an informed choice and to decide on their own, as to whether or not they agreed to the 2021 Update.Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement The Affidavit urges Court not to establish new data protection rights, despite the fact that a Joint Parliamentary Committee has been deliberating over the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 (“PDP Bill”) since January 2020 as the same would be “contrary to the principle of judicial restraint.”Naming the private companies such as Google, Microsoft, Zoom, Zomato, Republic World, Ola Cabs, True caller, Big Bakset, Koo, and public companies such as Aarogya Setu, Bhim, Air India, Sandes, Government e-Marketplace (GeM), Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), etc to state that they have a similar privacy policy (if compared with WhatsApp’s 2021 policy) and that the abovenamed private companies have retained their right to collect their users’ data. Background Earlier, responding to public interest litigation before the Delhi High Court, the Centre had sought that WhatsApp be restrained from implementing its new privacy policy and terms of service dated 04th January 2021 pending adjudication on the case by the court. The petition has been filed by one Dr. Seema Singh, and argued by Adv. Meghan, along with Advocate Vikram Singh states that the new WhatsApp privacy policy released on Jan 4, 2021 is violative of the fundamental right to privacy under Article 21, because while its old privacy policy which was issued on Jul 20, 2020 provided the users to opt-in or out of data sharing with other Facebook companies, the new policy does not provide the users any option to protect their personal data by opting out of their policy. Last week, the Delhi High Court issued notice to the Centre and social media platforms, Facebook and WhatsApp seeking their responses on a PIL challenging the new privacy policy of WhatsApp. The Bench of Chief Justice D. N. Patel and Justice Jasmeet Singh sought their response on a PIL petition filed by one Harsha Gupta (an Advocate and Educationist) through Advocates Vivek Sood (Senior advocate) and Dhruv Gupta. The Union Of India, WhatsApp, and Facebook have been impleaded as the respondent parties in the petition. Notably, the petition challenges WhatsApp’s general terms of services as well as WhatsApp Business terms of services as violative of the provisions of the IT Act and the right to informational privacy which is implicit in the right to privacy recognized under Article 21 of the Constitution. CCI’s Case Further, in March 2020, in a significant development, the Competition Commission of India had ordered a probe into the new privacy policy of WhatsApp, after making a prima facie observation that it was violative of the Competition Act 2000. “..the Commission is of the considered opinion that WhatsApp has prima facie contravened the provisions of Section 4 of the Act through its exploitative and exclusionary conduct, in the garb of policy update”, said the order passed by the CCI. Importantly, last month, a single-judge bench of Justice Navin Chawla of the Delhi High Court rejected Facebook Inc and its subsidiary WhatsApp’s challenge to the order by the Competition Commission of India directing a probe into WhatsApp’s new privacy policy for being allegedly anti-competitive. The Court had said that it found no merits in the petition and refused to quash the CCI probe. The bench had reserved its verdict on Apr 13 on Facebook Inc and its subsidiary WhatsApp’s challenge to a Competition Commission of India (CCI) order directing for a probe into WhatsApp’s new privacy policy for being anti-competitive.TagsWhatsapp WhatsApp Privacy Policy Delhi High Court Privacy Data privacy WhatsApp Privacy Row Aarogya Setu IRCTC Privacy Policy Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more