BK Group Plc (BKG.ke) Q32015 Presentation

first_imgBK Group Plc (BKG.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 presentation results for the third quarter.For more information about BK Group Plc (BKG.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BK Group Plc (BKG.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BK Group Plc (BKG.ke)  2015 presentation results for the third quarter.Company ProfileBK Group Plc formerly (Bank of Kigali Limited) is Rwanda’s largest commercial bank by assets and licensed by the country’s banking regulator, National Bank of Rwanda. It offers a full spectrum of products and services for retail banking, corporate banking and central treasury. Bank of Kigali SA commenced operations in 1967; initially as a joint venture between the government of Rwanda and Belgolaise, with each owning 50% of the ordinary share capital. In 2007, the government of Rwanda acquired the Belgolaise shareholding which increased its direct and indirect shareholding in the Bank of Kigali to 100% of the entire Issued Shares. The Bank changed its name to Bank of Kigali Limited in 2011 under a new law relating to companies. Bank of Kigali Limited now has 79 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda with its head office in the capital city, Kigali. BK Group Plc has a primary listing on the Rwanda Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Ireland edge Italy to secure quarter final qualification

first_imgMonday Oct 5, 2015 Ireland edge Italy to secure quarter final qualification Ireland edged Italy 16-9 in a Six Nations style contest at the Olympic Stadium on Sunday, guaranteeing Ireland’s quarterfinal qualification. It sets up a finale against France to decide who will top Pool D, and therefore avoid facing world champions New Zealand.Jonny Sexton kicked 11 points while Keith Earls scored a first half try. Italy’s Tommaso Allan kicked 3 penalties, but despite coming close on occasion, they couldn’t cross the whitewash.Ireland will play France in Cardiff next Sunday to decide who will top the group.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Ireland , Rugby World Cup Related Articles 27 WEEKS AGO IRFU back South African teams to join expanded… 29 WEEKS AGO James Lowe impresses with all-round performance… 43 WEEKS AGO De Allende back to full fitness ahead of… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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65BTP-HOUSE / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

first_img Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/519493/65btp-house-ong-and-ong-pte-ltd Clipboard Area:  1447 m² Area:  1447 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 65BTP-HOUSE / ONG&ONG Pte LtdSave this projectSave65BTP-HOUSE / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd “COPY” ArchDaily 65BTP-HOUSE / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd Architects: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/519493/65btp-house-ong-and-ong-pte-ltd Clipboard Photographs Houses Projects Save this picture!© Derek Swalwell+ 40 Share Year:  2013 2013 photographs:  Derek SwalwellPhotographs:  Derek SwalwellText description provided by the architects. This is a home surrounded by a vast garden that converges at a colossal pre-war rain tree with such magnificence that its presence is ingrained within the very architecture of the house itself. Throughout this home are numerous encounters with nature whilst still being very much indoors. The architectural placement of the building allows for the viewing of the feature tree from all of the main spaces, from either of its two storeys right down to the basement.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumFirst FloorA granite wall at the entrance made from interspersed panels creates a series of holes that subtly shield the garden from full view whilst maintaining a welcoming atmosphere. In the driveway, a cleverly placed water feature discreetly hides the sunken air-conditioning ledge just beneath it. The main living and dining areas are housed on ground level, allowing the spaces to transit seamlessly out into the garden and accompanying lap pool. By evening, dots of light on the pool’s base dance playfully in the water, mimicking a starry night scene. An elegant spiral staircase leading to the upper floor gives the living area a visual centre whilst also promoting vertical circulation.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellSecond FloorOn the second floor sits a cosy family area flanked by bedrooms on either side. The master bedroom’s spacious interiors allow it to accommodate a study office as well as a walk-in wardrobe that can be expanded by drawing back the partition separating it from the bathroom, thus creating a generously sized boudoir. The children’s rooms sit on the opposite side of the floor, each a mirror image of the other. In addition, a glass-covered balcony that spans the entire length of the floor reveals a breathtakingly panoramic view of the aforementioned rain tree.Save this picture!First Floor PlanBasementMaking good use of the site’s sloping typography, the basement was designed such that it opens up into a lower section of the garden, thus making it feel almost like being on ground level. This floor is dedicated to entertainment and relaxation, with a spa room, movie room, large multi-purpose hall, as well as an outdoor barbecue area. The self-contained service quarters are also kept here, with a mini kitchenette and sleeping quarters to boot. Again, outdoor elements permeate this section of the house by way of a water feature that flows continuously under the powder room and spa room, thus deriving continuity across the various spaces. Sensibly placed skylights also help to bring ample sunlight into the spaces and brighten up the basement naturally. Interestingly, these skylights also provide a spectacularly clear view of the rain tree even from here.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellLovingly designed with a modern, nature-inspired theme, this house is a thing of beauty and a timeless piece that will endure through the ages.Project gallerySee allShow lessA108 House / OOKO industriarquitecturaSelected ProjectsTierras Blancas House / Alberto Browne + Hernán FontaineSelected Projects Share Singapore CopyHouses•Singapore CopyAbout this officeONG&ONG Pte LtdOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesSingaporePublished on June 26, 2014Cite: “65BTP-HOUSE / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd” 26 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore products »Read commentsSave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

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Adel House / TARAGHIJAH ARCHITECTS

first_img Area:  240 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2017 Houses Lead Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935253/adel-house-taraghijah-architects Clipboard Adel House / TARAGHIJAH ARCHITECTS Photographs:  Matin Sarabi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Adel House / TARAGHIJAH ARCHITECTSSave this projectSaveAdel House / TARAGHIJAH ARCHITECTS Mohammad Taraghijah Year:  Architects: TARAGHIJAH ARCHITECTS Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935253/adel-house-taraghijah-architects Clipboard Projectscenter_img Iran Design Team:M. Amin Shirzad.Structural Engineer:Ramin MahnadelMechanical/Electrical Consultant:Masoumeh MoradaliCollaborators:Nader Ghanbari, M. Shouryabi, Golsa Mahmoudian Etc..City:Sang DehCountry:IranMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Matin SarabiRecommended ProductsCompositesNeolithNeolith in Chase CenterMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. The project is located in a beautiful slope of Sangdeh village in northern part of Iran.Cold and mountainous climate, spectacular sights and semi- dense context are a few positive characteristics of this site.Save this picture!© Matin SarabiSave this picture!Plan level 1Save this picture!© Matin SarabiOne of the main expectations of the client in relation to his building was to have a small three-bedroom unit with minimum occupancy level which leads to greater yard, moreover, the client asked for a detached suite with a separate entry from the lower level of the site.Save this picture!© Matin SarabiBy evaluating physical program and its various iterations we came up with a solution that the whole project should accomplish in three floors. First floor designated for playground and suite and the upper levels are designed for a three-bedroom residential unit.Save this picture!Section B-BDue to the small plan area, we tried to avoid complicated plans to maximize the use of floor area and minimize the circulation spaces. On the other side, elongated (east-west building orientation to maximize solar access) and compact building designs are more suitable for this climate.Save this picture!© Matin SarabiTo narrow down, team has tried to design a plan without much decoration or ornamentation to achieve a functional and pleasing atmosphere with vertical circulations and central entrances. Also, by concentrating on pathways and accessibilities to the site and different views, team decided to place the building in the north west side of the site.Save this picture!© Matin SarabiProject gallerySee allShow less CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Sang Deh, Iran Manufacturers: GRAPHISOFT, Archmetal, Archmetal, Namikaran “COPY” Share ArchDaily Save this picture!© Matin Sarabi+ 34Curated by Hana Abdel Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeTARAGHIJAH ARCHITECTSOfficeFollowProductStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsSang DehIranPublished on March 12, 2020Cite: “Adel House / TARAGHIJAH ARCHITECTS” 11 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore 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 stream Photographslast_img read more

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Organic House / Javier Senosiain

first_imgArchDaily 1984 CopyHouses, Sustainability•Naucalpan de Juárez, Mexico Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/909133/organic-house-javier-senosiain Clipboard Manufacturers: Corian® Design, DuPontDesign:Javier SenosiainProject:Daniel ArredondoConstruction:Juan Sánchez TorresSite Area:540.0 m2City:Naucalpan de JuárezCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Cortesía de Javier SenosiainRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. The original idea of the project took its simile from a peanut shell: two wide oval spaces with lots of light, united by a space in low and narrow gloom. This proposal arose based on the requirements of the elementary functions of man: a space to live together, with room, dining room and kitchen and another to sleep, with dressing room and bathroom. The original concept is defined in two large spaces: one day and one night, looking for the feeling that inside the person will enter the land, that was aware of the uniqueness of this space without losing integration with the exterior green areas.Save this picture!Cortesía de Javier SenosiainSave this picture!Section 02Save this picture!Cortesía de Javier SenosiainIn the construction process, it was necessary to achieve the same continuity as the design. For this, a moldable material was used that would allow a game similar to that of the plasticine in the models. Coupled with this requirement of plasticity, it was evident that when dealing with a house, the material had to fulfill requirements that took it beyond the sculptural mass. The investigation began and soon there was no doubt: the ferrocement was the right answer. The assembly of the ferrocement began on the template that looked like a skateboard track, forming the shell with a metallic skeleton, in which the rods were arranged in the form of rings, changing the height according to the space. Next, the rods were spirally wound. At the end of the frame, two ropes of coop braided together were fixed, and then the concrete was thrown. The cover was then coated with a 3/4 inch layer of sprayed polyurethane, which serves as an insulator and waterproofing.Save this picture!Cortesía de Javier SenosiainThe earth and the grass protect the membrane from the sun, the wind, the hail and the wet-dry cycle; avoiding dilatations and contractions that cause fissures and consequently humidity. The green dune is the envelope of the interior volume that is almost invisible. From the outside we only see grass, shrubs, trees and flowers. Walking on the garden is walking on the roof of the house without realizing it.Save this picture!Cortesía de Javier SenosiainSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!Cortesía de Javier SenosiainContrary to what one might think, this semi-buried house was brighter and more sunny than a conventional house. In this type of housing the windows can be directed towards any orientation and the domes allow the entrance of light and sun from above. The ventilation is facilitated thanks to the aerodynamic forms of the dwelling that allow the free circulation of air.Save this picture!Cortesía de Javier SenosiainOriginally published on December 04, 2018 Project gallerySee allShow lessHouse for Architectural Heritage / Noura Al Sayeh & Leopold Banchini ArchitectsSelected ProjectsGongshu Intelligence Valley’s Eye / E+LABSelected Projects Share Organic House / Javier Senosiain Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Organic House / Javier SenosiainSave this projectSaveOrganic House / Javier Senosiain “COPY” Houses Save this picture!Cortesía de Javier Senosiain+ 23Curated by Danae Santibañez Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/909133/organic-house-javier-senosiain Clipboard Mexico Area:  178 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Architects: Javier Senosiain Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeJavier SenosiainOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSustainabilityNaucalpan de JuárezOn InstagramIcebergMexicoPublished on June 15, 2020Cite: “Organic House / Javier Senosiain” [Casa Orgánica / Javier Senosiain] 14 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?原始洞穴屋 / Javier Senosiain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! 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Sole source of income for landmine charity

first_img Tagged with: Trading  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Landmine-clearance charity Halo Trust is to receive a donation from sales of a new sandal based on those made by the Vietnamese from US Jeep tyres during the Vietnam war.The Uncle Ho range of sandal will include a tyre-tread pattern in the sole, and will be sold at Birkenstock and Timberland outlets.The sandals will be accompanied by other clothing and accessories and will go on sale shortly. Advertisement Adults’ shoes cost from £39 and children’s from £25. For each pair of sandals sold, Uncle Ho will donate $1 (55p) to Halo Trust. Sole source of income for landmine charitycenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 6 October 2004 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Glooq reminds charities of the power of email signatures

first_img Tagged with: Digital To address this opportunity Peled launched ‘glooq’ in the UK earlier this year to transform ordinary email messages into marketing messages. The tool does this by placing managed communications, in the form of a banner or text, into corporate emails. Peled realises that these messages need to be both elegant and non-intrusive, so only one banner or text message is added per email conversation. A choice of position means that the message can match the location. So you could use a skyscraper banner for promotion and a text-based header for internal reminders. Glooq campaigns can be filtered based on senders and recipients, ensuring appropriate messaging from both correspondents’ perspectives. Multiple campaigns can be scheduled with the filtering and diary feature taking care of delivery, and overlapping campaigns can simply rotate while active.Glooq is available in both hosted and self-hosted formats. GlooqConnect, the hosted model, can be switched on and active within minutes “and is compatible with all SMTP based email systems”. GlooqPro is the installed solution and can either be installed directly onto a MS Exchange server or on a dedicated in-house glooq server. Glooq charges a license per seat, regardless of how many emails are sent.The system features reporting tools, enabling fundraisers to discover which messages work best and when.The power of branded emails is simple, according to Peled. “You are more likely to investigate a recommendation from someone you know well than from an unknown advertiser”, he said. An Israeli start-up has launched an email marketing product called ‘glooq’ which uses the often-overlooked power of every outgoing email message to build an organisation’s brand and drive sales or donations. Yaron Peled, Managing Director of glooq UK told UK Fundraising how the new product works.Given the current focus on social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and MySpace, it is easy to overlook the powerful impact of the old ‘new media’ of email. Yaron Peled believes that email offers such “a strong social network” that “it is astounding that so many organisations, fighting for revenue, do not address it.” This channel is “the day to day email conversations undertaken by staff in the normal course of their business day.” Peled says that “these are emails that can claim 100% open rates by recipients and high read rates too”.But how do you get every staff member to include a current or relevant message within all of their email messages to colleagues, suppliers and contacts? Some charities automatically append standard email signatures to staff members’ messages, highlighting the current fundraising appeal or campaign, but many do not. Sometimes, however, this one-size-fits-all approach is not relevant or effective. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 16 November 2007 | News Glooq reminds charities of the power of email signatureslast_img read more

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Texas Governor Joins Those Requesting RFS Waiver

first_img Facebook Twitter Home Energy Texas Governor Joins Those Requesting RFS Waiver SHARE Texas Governor Joins Those Requesting RFS Waiver By Andy Eubank – Aug 26, 2012 Texas Governor Rick Perry has announced that his state is joining the growing list of those requesting a waiver of the Renewable Fuel Standard mandate. More than 180 members of Congress, the governors of Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, New Mexico and North Carolina, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and other livestock groups have turned to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson to waive the RFS and bring relief from high corn prices to the thousands of producers struggling to feed their animals because of the worst drought in 50 years. NCBA Vice President and Texas cattleman Bob McCan says the RFS mandate creates an uneven playing field for farmers and ranchers – and has directly affected the cost of feed in agricultural parts of the country – which could lead to an increase in food prices for consumers. Noting Texas is the largest beef cattle state in the country – McCan says Governor Perry’s announcement makes it clear that cattlemen and women nationwide are continuing to experience the negative effects of the drought.Texas Cattle Feeders Association Chairman Jim Peters says he’s pleased that a growing number of bipartisan governors and members of Congress from around the country are requesting a common sense waiver that will provide livestock producers and consumers with some relief from the RFS. Peters isn’t sure how anyone could still believe the RFS isn’t a market distorting government policy that props up the ethanol industry at the expense of livestock producers and consumers. He says it is an ill-conceived, economically harmful federal policy.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous article2012 Economics Say Get Grain to the ElevatorNext articleAdditional Funds for Drought Farm Bill Funding in Indiana Andy Eubanklast_img read more

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Online security workshops in US Journalism Schools

first_img NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say June 3, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on United States News June 7, 2021 Find out more United StatesAmericas Reporters Without Borders is bringing its 10 years unique expertise on online security issues in the most prestigious American journalism institutions by organizing workshops at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on February 26, at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism on February 27, at New York University Journalism Institute on February 28 and at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism on March 1, 2013. These workshops are reserved for the schools students. Only the workshop at the National Press Club is open to the public.During the workshop, the journalists will learn to be aware of mobile phone tracability and communications interception possibilities, to be aware of metadata, to erase deleted data, to be aware of dangers on public wifi networks, to prepare their computer to travel in at risk countries and to encrypt data to protect information and sources. After the workshop, the journalists who attended will keep access to an arsenal of resources and softwares to use.Since a decade the press freedom organization works on internet freedom issues and have been organizing online security workshops for journalists and citizen-journalists in South East Asia and in the Middle East for many years.As the recent New York Times hacking reminds us raising awareness on online security issues among journalists is a priority. In order to preserve access to sensitive information and to protect their sources, reporters need to be aware of basic online security issues and easy-to-use tools to protect their work. This expertise is not just necessary for reporters’ safety, but also for ensuring the protection of sources, a cornerstone of a free press.Workshop teacherStephane Koch, Senior Online Security advisor for Reporters Without Borders since 2003, will lead this workshops series. Koch has taught in many schools in Europe (including the School of Economic War in Paris and the Journalism School in Lausanne, Switzerland). Koch also serves as a consultant on online social networking, media strategy and information security. In 2011, he organized a four day workshop in South East Asia with Reporters Without Borders on information security for local journalists in the region. He animated a workshop at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in March 2012. And he just animated a similar session for journalists in Egypt.Contact: Delphine Halgand – [email protected] News United StatesAmericas Newscenter_img RSF_en Organisation Receive email alerts Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists to go further Help by sharing this information April 28, 2021 Find out more February 25, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Online security workshops in US Journalism Schoolslast_img read more

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Anti-Defection Law : Kerala High Court Directs Election Commission To Get Declaration From Candidates About Support From Coalition

first_imgNews UpdatesAnti-Defection Law : Kerala High Court Directs Election Commission To Get Declaration From Candidates About Support From Coalition LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK18 Nov 2020 8:51 PMShare This – xIn order to avoid ambiguities about the application of anti-defection law, the Kerala High Court has directed the Election Commission to obtain a written declaration from candidates about the support from a coalition.”…it is appropriate to direct the Election Commission to insist on obtaining a declaration from the contestants of a coalition to produce the declaration that the contestant…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?LoginIn order to avoid ambiguities about the application of anti-defection law, the Kerala High Court has directed the Election Commission to obtain a written declaration from candidates about the support from a coalition.”…it is appropriate to direct the Election Commission to insist on obtaining a declaration from the contestants of a coalition to produce the declaration that the contestant is part of the coalition”, ordered a single bench of Justice A Muhamed Mustaque while setting aside the order of disqualification passed by the State Election Commission against a candidate who had won the local body polls in 2015.The petitioner, K Sivadasan, had won election to Koduvally Municipality as an independent candidate with the support of the United Democratic Front(UDF) coalition of the Municipality. However, the Congress party, a constituent of the UDF coalition, had fielded another candidate against Sivadasan. After winning the election, Sivadasan submitted a declaration in terms of Rule 3 of the Kerala Local Authorities (Disqualification of Defected Members) Rules, 2000, that he was an independent member of UDF.Following this, a rival political member filed a disqualification petition against Sivadasan, alleging that Sivadasan incurred disqualification by joining a coalition after contesting the election as an independent.The disqualification petition relied on Section 3(1)(c) of the Kerala Local Authorities (Prohibition of Defection) Act, 1999, which says that if an independent member not belonging to any coalition joins a coalition after being elected, it amounts to defection.The Election Commission passed an order of disqualification against Sivadasan, after rejecting his claim that he had contested as an independent candidate with UDF support. The poll panel observed that Sivadasan could not be regarded as a UDF candidate when there was another candidate fielded by the Congress party.The High Court initially dismissed the writ petition filed by Sivadasan against the disqualification on the finding that there could not be two candidates in the fray from the coalition. Later, a review petition was filed pointing out that the Court had overlooked the evidence on record that Sivadasan had the support of the UDF coalition of the Municipal Committee and the Court agreed to reconsider the merits of the matter.The Court noted that there is no provision prescribed by the Election Commission or under the Statute to record the arrangements made among political parties or independents for the purpose of contesting an election under the umbrella of ‘coalition’.On the facts of the case, the Court observed that the UDF coalition at the Municipality level had supported Sivadasan but the District Committee of the Congress had supported another candidate.”It is here the exact problem arisen in this case; is the arrangement made by the local branches of the political party will prevail over any arrangement made in District level or State-wise or not appears to be a matter of irresolvable problem. The arrangements can be made between the political parties or persons either locally or District wise or State-wise. If the local arrangement is to be understood as a coalition, it has to be held that Sivadasan is very much part of UDF. The nominee of the Congress party then has to be understood as a nominee of the District Congress party who has no support of any local coalition. His claim then would be based on coalition made elsewhere. The ambiguity as above cannot be resolved for the reason that there is no procedure for recording coalition arrangement before the election”, the Court observed.The Court further observed : If an insistence is made to produce the declaration of a convener of the coalition before nomination, the entire issue could have been easily resolved.The Court noted that the problem in the case arose due to an “ambiguity in the law”.”The Anti-Defection Law has to be understood in perspective; one become disloyal to his own party or coalition which supported him. One cannot be penalised for being loyal to his supporters under the shades of disqualification law for the reason of ambiguity of the law related to coalition arrangement prior to the election”, the Court observed.A constituent of a coalition cannot be regarded as the coalition.The Court noted that the Congress party was only a constituent of the UDF coalition and it cannot be regarded as the coalition.”A constituent of a coalition cannot be itself considered as a coalition. The coalition itself in an association of a collective minds of different political entities. That collectiveness must reflect through the representative act of the collective body”.It further observed :”Law, unfortunately, have not made a provision to reflect the views of the collective body prior to the election. That is the legal conundrum faced by this Court”.The Court observed that it will be a great injustice to deprive a person, who declared himself as a loyal to the coalition, by stretching the meaning of ‘coalition’ out of the context of anti-defection law; that too at the hands of a rival political party member.The writ petition was allowed, observing that a person cannot be punished on account of lack of clarity and shortcomings in the law.Case DetailsTitle : K Sivadasan v Kerala State Election Commission(WP(c) No : 13002/2017)Bench : Justice A Muhamed MustaqueAppearances : Advocates T Harikumar, Santhosh Mathew and Arjun Raghavan(for petitioner); Murali Purushothaman(for Election Commission); K M Firoz, M Shajna, EC Muhammed Fazi and Ummul Fida(for the second respondent)Click here to read/download the judgmentNext Storylast_img read more

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