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Dangote Flour Mills Plc (DANGFL.ng) Q32017 Interim Report

first_imgDangote Flour Mills Plc (DANGFL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Dangote Flour Mills Plc (DANGFL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dangote Flour Mills Plc (DANGFL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dangote Flour Mills Plc (DANGFL.ng)  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileDangote Flour Mills Plc mills wheat and produces wheat products in Nigeria which includes bread flour, confectionary flour, pasta semolina and bran (wheat offal). Pasta products made by the company are spaghetti and macaroni. Dangote Flour Mills is a subsidiary of Dangote Industries Limited which is one of Nigeria’s largest and fastest growing conglomerates. The company’s flour mills are located in Apapa, Kano, Calabar and Ilorin with a total installed capacity of 5 000 metric tons per day. Subsidiaries include Dangote Pasta Limited, Dangote Noodles Limited and Dangote Agro Sacks Limited. Formerly known as Tiger Branded Consumer Goods Plc, the company was incorporated in 2006 following a strategic decision by Dangote Industries Limited to unbundle various operations. Dangote Flour Mills Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Agricultural Development Bank (ADB.gh) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgAgricultural Development Bank (ADB.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Agricultural Development Bank (ADB.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Agricultural Development Bank (ADB.gh)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileAgricultural Development Bank (ADB) is a leading financial institution in Ghana with an agricultural development focus. In 1964, Bank of Ghana set up a Rural Credit Department to manage legislation and plans and procedures for a specialised bank for the agricultural sector. ADB was established in 1965 as the Agricultural Credit and Cooperative Bank. The bank was restructured in 2009 and positioned as a full-service financial institution with an agricultural focus; offering banking products and services to the retail, corporate, commercial, executive and parastatal sectors. ADB is responsible for providing up to 85% of institutional credit to the agricultural market. It also offers services in risk and treasury management. ADB has a national footprint with 78 branches located in the major towns and cities of Ghana, as well as automatic and mobile banking facilities. Agricultural Development Bank is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Six Nations 2018 Round Five – Six things we learnt

first_img England v Ireland Talking Points – Grand Slam secured at Twickenham Where have England gone?This time last season English rugby was licking its lips about the great showdown between England and the All Blacks. Now, it’s wiping away a very sour taste from its mouth.Fifth in the Six Nations is not where a team with their depth and budget should be. To lose three games in a row isn’t that big a deal really. Losing away, in Scotland and France, isn’t that weird. Statistically speaking, losing any away game isn’t that peculiar even for a team that went on an immaculate winning run, as England did.However, losing at Twickenham is another matter and losing in the manner they did is a problem. This wasn’t a game so close that either could have won. Ireland dominated for 80 minutes and in most aspects. It leaves England in a predicament.Falling short: England look dejected after losing to Ireland (Getty Images)They have just completed a hugely dominant period in their history and conquered all but the All Blacks. Now, they’re on their worst run for 12 years and the World Cup is just 18 months away.When Eddie Jones first took over, the creativity in their back-line was noticeable and enviable. It’s almost as if the disappointment of the previous World Cup meant they had little to lose and that lack of pressure promoted creativity, particularly in midfield.As the pressure and expectation built, so has the reluctance to make mistakes. England have finished this competition with a points difference of just +10 points. They almost need to backwards to go forwards.French errors were almost amusingWere the financial consequences of France losing in Cardiff not so serious, you could almost raise a smile at some of the errors. This isn’t to say that France didn’t play well in patches, they did, and the return of Mathieu Bastareaud has been a revelation, but some of the errors were remarkable.Key figure: Mathieu Bastareaud leads out France in Cardiff (Getty Images)The failure of the French lifting pods to collect a restart was largely understandable given that it bounced before the ten-metre line and then hopped over it. But François Trinh-Duc’s failure to gather Scott Williams’s grubber kick was reminiscent of a Parisian mime artist – his hands were in the air but they didn’t appear to be doing anything recognisable.However, by far the most unusual mistake came in the sixth minute and was a direct result of playing a centre on the wing – Gaël Fickou threw a dummy to the touchline.Rugby wisdom recommends using the touchline as an additional defender, but surely you aren’t meant to take it literally and fake-out an inanimate object. It was a Gael Fickoup.Scotland’s away form is a problemEveryone loves watching Scotland at the moment. They’re most supporters’ ‘second’ team. An alluring mix of high-tempo offloading forwards and wonderfully chaotic miss-passes in midfield make them the Super Rugby team of northern hemisphere Test rugby.But there is a big problem facing Scottish rugby as we move towards the World Cup and that is away form.Scotland’s home-and-away performances are unrecognisable. This is not a major problem in the Six Nations, as you can win your home games and finish mid-table. If you win most of your home games during the autumn Internationals, you can maintain a reasonable World Rugby ranking.Drama: Greig Laidlaw’s late kick secured a Scotland win (Getty Images)However, there are no home games in the World Cup. Every minute is away from home. Whatever the home conditions are that Scotland currently thrive on, they need to start replicating them away from home in the next 18 months. Whether it is familiarity of hotel/base, travel etc, it needs looking at. What you need to know about Ireland’s 24-15… Italy v Scotland Talking Points from Rome LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Italy v Scotland Talking Points from Rome Expand Wales v France Talking Points From Cardiff Collapse England v Ireland Talking Points – Grand Slam secured at Twickenhamcenter_img Wales have finished second in the Six Nations… Wales v France Talking Points From Cardiff Kicking test: Rob Kearney and Anthony Watson contest Johnny Sexton’s high ball (Getty Images) Expand From Ireland’s old-school tactics to Scotland’s away form, Paul Williams analyses the final round of the 2018 Six Nations Ireland’s old-school tactics help win Grand SlamIreland have the Grand Slam and well deserved it was too. The performance against England was near faultless and the highlight of the Six Nations. But as modern as the exquisitely coached Irish team plays, it was two moments of old-school brilliance that really stood out.Johnny Sexton’s ‘bomb’ on the English try-line was a wonderful throwback and questions why we don’t see that tactic used more often? An up-and-under anywhere on the pitch can be effective, especially when you have Conor Murray and Sexton executing, but a bomb on the try-line is when quantum rugby mechanics come into play – anything can happen.Tap dance: Keith Earls celebrates Ireland’s Grand Slam (Getty Images)However, as wonderful as Sexton’s kick was, it was Keith Earl’s Seventies-style ankle tap that caused a wave of nostalgia. Modern rugby is so dominated by head-on collisions that we rarely see the ankle-tap – but it’s beauty remains.It is rugby’s KGB move. Poison jabbed in the back of the leg from an umbrella spike. You can’t see it coming, you barely feel it, but before you know it you’re face down chewing the ground.Well played Ireland, you’ve been a pleasure to watch.Italy lose but get three winsItaly may have racked up another defeat, but they won in so many ways against Scotland in Rome. Firstly, and most importantly, they won back the respect of the rugby public.The calls for Italy to leave the Six Nations have been louder than ever in 2018 and one can only imagine how many walls were punched at Georgian rugby’s HQ on Saturday afternoon.The second win for Italy came with their new generation of genuine Test players. Matteo Minozzi continued his impressive form and gave Italy a threat from deep that they have never had before. Not since Buffalo Bill, in Silence of the Lambs, have we witnessed someone so keen on skinning people.In the clear: Jake Polledri bursts clear against Scotland (Getty Images)Seeing Sebastian Negri and Jake Polledri pouring through the Scottish defence was a beautiful flashback to Sergio Parisse doing the same thing ten years ago.That brings up the third and final win for Italian rugby. It has always seemed as though Parisse could never retire, such was the burden on his shoulders, but now that burden has been lifted. Whether it’s a move into lock for the World Cup, less minutes on the field or full retirement, there are now thankfully other players who can carry Italian rugby forward.Wales will be pleased with second spotApparently, second is nothing. After first place, you’re all losers. And that is true, but that would be an over-simplification of the result against France and Wales’ tournament as a whole.Prior to this championship, few in Wales had any hope for the upcoming World Cup – not hope to win it but to be competitive and play skills-based, contemporary rugby. Many felt that the chance to change coaching staff was missed after the last cycle and that the rather doughy rugby Wales had been playing was here to stay.That is no longer the case. Whilst Warren Gatland returned to Dan Biggar for the France game and benched one of the players of the tournament in Aaron Shingler, Wales have moved forward.Depth: Josh Navidi has impressed for Wales during the Six Nations (Getty Images)Hadleigh Parkes, Steff Evans, Josh Navidi, Aaron Shingler and Josh Adams were considered fringe players in November. Now, their attacking skill-sets have received greater appreciation in the Welsh set-up.There was a time when George North could automatically assume his selection, weeks in advance. That is no longer the case and his performances have improved as a result.The same can be said of Leigh Halfpenny, where pressure on back-three selections has brought about a resurgence in his play. Wales have won nothing and the praise will be rightly muted, but muted praise is far more desirable than the outcries we have seen over the past 18 months. Italy v Scotland Talking Points from Rome This… A team that beats England and France shouldn’t require a kick in the last few minutes to beat Italy. They just shouldn’t. Let’s hope it can be resolved, because as they have proved over the past 12 months, they have the squad to trouble anybody at home – even the All Blacks.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

Ferguson, Attica, Zimmerman and the capitalist state

first_imgAttica prison rebellionSeveral judicial rulings in recent weeks demonstrate the determination of the capitalist government to shield the front-line forces of the repressive, racist state — especially cops and prison guards — from individual punishment.While city police departments and prisons can be investigated and sometimes penalized, the shooters and the beaters have virtual immunity from individual punishment for their crimes. The ruling class relies upon them and their willingness to directly inflict brutality upon the workers and the oppressed to enforce the racist, capitalist order.Protecting criminal brutality in AtticaIn 2011, George Williams, who is Black, was beaten within an inch of his life by white prison guards at the Attica maximum security state prison in western New York. Three of the guards were indicted for gang violence and were facing 81/2 to 25 years in prison on the charges. They had been indicted only because the prison nurse refused to treat Williams after seeing the seriousness of his injuries and ordered him taken to a hospital in Buffalo.That is how the story got out, leading to the charges. The fact of the beating is not an unusual story in Attica. What is unusual is that the news of this brutality became public.George Williams ended up with two broken legs, a broken shoulder, a broken eye socket, cracked ribs, and plates and screws in his legs.The three prison guards recently took a plea deal and wound up with charges reduced to misconduct, a suspended sentence of one year and a guarantee of no jail time. They were let go from their jobs and were free to resume their lives. George Williams is disabled for the rest of his life.The New York Times did an exhaustive investigation of brutality in Attica, amid cries by advocates of prisoners’ rights and even some officials to shut the prison down altogether.Why would the Times, a mouthpiece for the ruling class, concern itself with the plight of prisoners in Attica?In September 1971, this prison was the site of the largest, most important and most political prison rebellion in U.S. history. This fact lives in the memories of both the prisoners and the guards. The establishment does not want to risk another rebellion if the prison authorities get so out of control that they detonate an uprising.Exoneration of George ZimmermanOn Feb. 24 of this year, the Justice Department ruled that George Zimmerman, who shot to death unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin after stalking him in a gated community in Sanford, Fla., was not guilty of any civil rights violations.Zimmerman was not just a lone racist individual, separate from the capitalist state, when he shot Martin. In fact, he was an informal arm of the Sanford Police Department. Zimmerman was the coordinator of the Twin Lakes community neighborhood watch program. He was directly under the supervision of the Sanford Police Department Neighborhood Watch program and in steady communications with the cops. The Sanford Police Department was long known for covering up racist police brutality inflicted on the Black community of Sanford.After he shot Martin on Feb. 26, 2012, Zimmerman was taken in by the police for questioning and released on the grounds that there was no evidence against him, even though the cops had advised him over the phone not to go after Martin. There was no investigation, and the cops gave interviews sympathetic to Zimmerman.This set off six weeks of national demonstrations, after which Zimmerman was finally arrested and charged. The cops had six weeks to concoct a story and Zimmerman was eventually acquitted using the “stand your ground” defense, a law crafted to protect armed racists. Now the Justice Department, on the flimsy ground of “high judicial standards,” has failed to bring charges of civil rights violations in the case.So Zimmerman was a legalized, racist vigilante, working under the auspices of the Sanford police Neighborhood Watch program and an informal extension of the capitalist state. He was protected by the courts and the federal authorities. He escaped individual punishment and went scot free so that other neighborhood watch types who protect gated communities, or “stand your ground” racists, would not feel vulnerable or inhibited in attacking African Americans, Latino/as or other oppressed people.Freedom for torturers at Rikers IslandRikers Island prison in New York City is an infamous hell hole of brutality, where prisoners awaiting trial are held before being sent to state prison or serve short sentences. This institution has been notorious for years despite reports, journalistic exposés and promises by politicians to change the pervasive culture of violence there.According to the New York Times, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan issued a damning report about brutality at the jail complex last August and threatened to sue the city unless conditions there improved. In November, Mayor Bill de Blasio declared that ending pervasive violence at Rikers had become a top priority for his administration.The reports on brutality at Rikers, especially against youth and mentally disabled prisoners, go back to the administration of Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Yet nothing has been done. The prison guards, with the protection of prison officials and their correction officers’ “union” of thugs and parasites, continue to brutalize with impunity.For example, the Times reported on Feb. 21:“On Sept. 2, four correction officers pulled Jose Guadalupe, an inmate classified in medical records as seriously mentally ill, into his solitary-confinement cell at Rikers Island and beat him unconscious.“A little over two months later, three guards wrestled another inmate, Tracy Johnson, to the floor, pepper-sprayed him in the face and broke a bone in his eye socket. Then, on Dec. 9, yet another group of officers beat Ambiorix Celedonio, an inmate with an I.Q. of 65, so badly that, as surveillance footage later showed, he had bruises and scratches on his face and blood coming from his mouth.”The Times documented 62 cases of “brutal confrontations” resulting in serious personal injury among inmates between last August and January and cited official statistics of the Corrections Department about the 4,074 times guards used physical force against inmates in 2014, the highest total in a decade.There are 9,000 prison guards at Rikers. Not one has been indicted or sent to jail. It is almost impossible to dismiss them, let alone charge them with a crime.Such brutality has become public only because Rikers is the biggest prison in New York City. The regime of prison brutality has grown increasingly severe all over the country in this age of mass incarceration of Black and Latino/a youth and poor people in general. As the prison population grows, the need for control increases and the brutality increases along with it.To enforce this regime in a country that has 2.4 million prisoners — 25 percent of the world’s prison population — but only 5 percent of the world’s people, the capitalist class and its state not only need to use brutality but they also need to protect the enforcers of that brutality. No investigations or reports or expressions of outrage will stop prison brutality, except for a prisoner rebellion and outside support from a mass movement.Ferguson: reining in police to protect policeIn the first week of March, the Justice Department made two announcements that seemed contradictory.On the one hand, Attorney General Eric Holder announced the results of a report saying that the police department and the city criminal justice system in Ferguson, Mo., were riddled with the most pronounced and vile racism. It is so bad that the entire police department might have to be dismantled.On the other hand, Holder announced that the Justice Department found no grounds for a federal indictment of Officer Darren Wilson for violation of Michael Brown’s civil rights. Even worse, Holder and the Justice Department emphatically denied that 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was unarmed, was shot with his hands in the air. Thus Washington lent its full force to the lies of the racist Ferguson district attorney, Robert McCullough, who got the charges against killer cop Wilson thrown out despite eyewitness testimony from people in the community.Why would the Justice Department charge, on the one hand, that there is endemic racism in the police department, a culture of impunity for arbitrary arrest, brutality and illegal, excessive fines for everything from jay walking to having high grass in your yard that has established a virtual debtors’ prison system against African Americans? Why would it at the same time exonerate a racist cop who was seen to shoot Michael Brown with his hands in the air and who left Brown’s body on the street for four hours?The answer is very straightforward. Both rulings were in the interests of the ruling class. The judgment against the Ferguson Police Department is a message to all the police in St. Louis and beyond to stop playing with fire. Ferguson is a fuse, and St. Louis is a powder keg which could go off if the police killings and targeting of the Black community are not curtailed.The Ferguson investigation would never have taken place without the rebellion that began there and swept the country, resulting in the Black Lives Matter movement. Tens of thousands of youth, Black, Brown and white, mobilized for months, disrupted downtown shopping areas, invaded malls, blocked highways and roads, and generally caused havoc in major and minor cities from one end of the country to the other. The struggle drew in athletes, politicians, cultural figures and celebrities.The ruling class fears a repeat of this kind of rebellion. They know that this movement could grow even larger and more powerful and draw in broader working-class forces, such as the low-wage workers’ movement and other rank-and-file movements, as well as the oppressed and downtrodden in the impoverished communities. This could lead to a challenge to capitalist social stability.The Black Lives Matter movement forced the federal government to investigate a city of 21,000 people — which is completely out of the ordinary. Right now the Justice Department is investigating the police departments of cities like Cleveland, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Spokane and Seattle, among others. They all have large urban populations.The federal investigations in these urban areas with large African-American and Latino/a populations are motivated by ruling-class fear of the spread of social unrest at a time of deep economic crisis, poverty, hunger and unemployment, especially in the oppressed communities.The investigation of Ferguson, which hopefully will end up alleviating some of the more outrageous aspects of national and racial oppression in the city and surrounding areas, is entirely a byproduct of the heroic and determined resistance of the Black Lives Matter movement. The ruling class knows it and wants to take the steam out of it. In order to do this, sections of the Obama administration want to rein in the cops from acting too much like the overseers of a slave plantation.On the other hand, the refusal to punish Darren Wilson shows that they do not want to punish individual cops. They do not want to remove their immunity from prosecution or jail. The bosses want the cops to keep doing what they do — that is, beat and kill —  only with more discretion. Rob and pillage with fines, tickets, etc., but do not go so far overboard as to cause another Ferguson or another rebellion on the scale of Watts in 1965, which was also set off by an incident of police brutality.Struggle against the state and capitalismAs Marxists have shown time and again, the state is an instrument for the repression of the workers and oppressed by the capitalist class, the ruling class, the billionaire profiteers.The higher levels of the state — for example, the Justice Department — will try to manage this repressive apparatus so that it does not trigger massive uprisings. But those in suits and ties will also always protect the lower level, the front-line forces of repression in blue.Therefore the struggle against the police, the struggle against the state must become a struggle against capitalism. The police, the judicial authorities who protect their brutality, the legislatures that authorize them and fund the prisons, cops and courts must be broken up by mass mobilizations and struggle.Such a struggle is not immediately on the agenda, but it must be raised, and it will be raised at the Peoples Power Assembly Tribunal on April 2 in New York City at the National Black Theater in Harlem. The struggle against the police, against prison brutality, against mass incarceration is in reality a vital part of the struggle against capitalism.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Despotic Erdoğan seizes control of leading daily

first_img to go further Help by sharing this information Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Organisation News March 4, 2016 – Updated on March 8, 2016 Despotic Erdoğan seizes control of leading daily Receive email alerts News April 2, 2021 Find out more Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor TurkeyEurope – Central Asia RSF_en News Follow the news on Turkey News April 2, 2021 Find out more Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law April 28, 2021 Find out more True to form, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan today orchestrated an Istanbul court decision to place Zaman, a leading daily newspaper that supports the opposition Gülen movement, under state control.“The Turkish presidential office’s interference in the media has reached a new level,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “It is absolutely illegitimate and intolerable that Erdoğan has used the judicial system to take control of a great newspaper in order to eliminate the Gülen community’s political base.“This ideological and unlawful operation shows how Erdoğan is now moving from authoritarianism to all-out despotism. Not content with throwing journalists in prison for ‘supporting terrorism’ or having them sentenced to pay heavy fines for ‘insulting the ‘head of state,’ he is now going further by taking control of Turkey’s biggest opposition newspaper.” With a print run of more than 600,000, Zaman supports the religious movement led by Fethullah Gülen, who was closely allied with Erdoğan until they fell out in 2012. Since then, the authorities have been suspending the licences of pro-Gülen media outlets and have been bringing charges against their journalists. Turkey is ranked 149th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. TurkeyEurope – Central Asia last_img read more

Huntington Library Announces New Wing and Entrance to American Art Galleries to Open in October

first_img Rendering of the exterior of The Huntington’s latest expansion of the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art, the Jonathan and Karin Fielding Wing, set to open to the public on October 22, 2016. The new entrance faces a path leading from the Huntington Art Gallery through the Shakespeare Garden. Frederick Fisher and Partners.The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens announced today that its new 8,600 square-foot addition to the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art will open on Oct. 22.Named after the lead donors for the $10.3 million building project, the Jonathan and Karin Fielding Wing includes 5,000 square feet of gallery space with an inaugural exhibition of more than 200 works from the Fieldings’ esteemed collection of 18th- and early19th-century American works—including paintings, furniture, and related decorative art—some of which are promised gifts to The Huntington. The exhibition will offer important insights into the world of American art practice and culture of the time.“The collection, display, and contextualization of historical American art is among our chief priorities,” said Laura Skandera Trombley, president of The Huntington. “And the educational and inspirational value of the new wing is immeasurable. It will bring to light unforgettable works made with American originality, and is sure to delight and surprise visitors of all ages. We are profoundly grateful to Jonathan and Karin Fielding for their vision and generosity.”In related news, the original portion of the Scott Galleries, which has been undergoing reconfiguration and reinstallation, will reopen on June 18. It will feature a new room highlighting works from the Gail-Oxford Collection, a recent bequest to The Huntington of 18th-century works of American decorative art; a redesigned Dorothy Collis Brown Wing displaying works by Arts and Crafts architects Charles and Henry Greene; sweeping, long sightlines across galleries; and improved visitor flow. Also opening in the original portion of the building on June 18 is a focused loan exhibition, “Yasuhiro Ishimoto: Bilingual Photography and the Architecture of Greene & Greene” in the Susan and Stephen Chandler Wing (on view through Oct. 3).Fielding Wing ArchitectureDesigned by Frederick Fisher and Partners, who also designed the Lois and Robert F. Erburu Gallery (a 2005 addition to the same building), the new Fielding Wing features eight new rooms for art display as well as a stately glass entrance and lobby on the south side of the building that mirrors those on the north side.The entrance, along with a reconfiguration of some of the rooms of the existing building, will improve visitor flow and make entering the galleries (that will total 26,000 square feet of display space) more inviting and intuitive. The new entry will draw visitors to the galleries naturally, with the glass lobby serving as a beacon from a popular path that leads through the Shakespeare Garden from the Huntington Art Gallery, where the renowned European art collection is displayed. In addition, the entry allows easy access to and from the historic Rose Garden Tea Room and Café.Frederick Fisher and Partners also are designing the inaugural exhibition.With this expansion of the Scott Galleries (the third since 2009), The Huntington will be the home of one of the largest displays of historic American art in the Western United States.Artist Unknown, Early Portrait of a Woman with a Bowl of Cherries, ca. 1770–1780, oil on panel, 28 × 23 × 2 1/2 in. Jonathan and Karin Fielding Collection. Photo by Fredrik Nilsen, courtesy of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.Fielding Collection Exhibition“While the Fieldings have been collecting American art for a relatively short time, they have developed a focused and important body of historical works,” said Kevin Salatino, Hannah and Russel Kully Director of the Art Collections at The Huntington. “We plan to highlight these in a creative installation that enhances their educational content as well as their powerful aesthetic qualities.”With more than 700 examples of American painting, sculpture, furniture, ceramics, metal, needlework, and other related decorative arts, the Fieldings’ collection is widely regarded as one of the most significant of its kind in the United Sates. The initial display of works will be grouped variously by the function of the objects, the materials from which they are made, and through the themes that they embody.In its rich diversity, the Fielding Collection offers a rare opportunity to explore early American history through objects made for daily use and through images of the everyday people who used them. Highlights of the collection include a rare painting on panel made about 1834 by Sheldon Peck (1797–1868) portraying Samuel and Eunice Judkins, residents of Ulster County, New York; a striking portrait of a woman with a bowl of cherries, painted on panel about 1770 to 1780; a high chest of drawers made about 1774 by the Connecticut-based Eliphalet Chapin (1741–1807); a Windsor low-back settee with distinctive steam-bent arm rail made in Lancaster County, Pa., between 1760 and 1780; a rare pair of needlework pockets from about 1775, used by a woman to carry sewing implements and other items; and a Connecticut tall-case clock, with richly painted decoration and wooden works, signed by Riley Whiting (1785–1835) and made in Windsor, Conn., between 1819 and about 1828.About The Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American ArtBegun in earnest in 1979, when the Virginia Steele Scott Foundation of Pasadena, made a major gift to The Huntington in memory of art collector, patron, and philanthropist Virginia Steele Scott (1905-1975), The Huntington’s collection of American art has grown from an initial 50 paintings to nearly 13,000 objects. Recent acquisitions include works by Milton Avery (1885-1965), Richard Estes (b. 1932), Sargent Claude Johnson (1888–1967), and Helen Lundeberg (1908–1999), as well as the Gail-Oxford Collection of 18th-century decorative art.First opened in 1984 with 6,800 square feet of gallery space, the Scott Galleries were expanded to 16,300 square feet with the addition of the Lois and Robert F. Erburu Gallery and completely reinstalled in 2009 to cover the history of art in the United States from the colonial period to the mid-20th century. In July of 2014, The Huntington expanded the display of American art further by opening more than 5,000 feet of gallery space focusing on works of 20th- century art in an area previously used for storage.About The HuntingtonThe Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution serving scholars and the general public. More information about The Huntington can be found at huntington.org.Visitor InformationThe Huntington is located at 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, 12 miles from downtown Los Angeles. It is open to the public Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from noon to 4:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Sunday, and Monday holidays from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day) are 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Tuesdays and major holidays. Information: (626) 405-2100 or huntington.org. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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. 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. 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Limerick punter wins big from 20 cent wager

first_img TAGSLimerick City and CountyNews Email NewsCommunityLimerick punter wins big from 20 cent wagerBy Staff Reporter – August 21, 2019 1649 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement WhatsApp Limerick on Covid watch list Facebook Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Printcenter_img A normal Tuesday evening turned out to be one to remember for a County Limerick punter after their €0.20 EuroMillions wager landed. The tiny bet defied huge odds of 33,000/1 to return a handsome four-figure amount to the customer.The anonymous Limerick native called into their local BoyleSports shop in the county on Tuesday afternoon and placed some of their loose change on four numbers to be drawn from the EuroMillions Plus draw that evening.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The numbers selected were 5, 12, 15 and 18. In a matter of minutes, all four numbers rolled out of the machine meaning the ambitious bet had come in, resulting in the punter walking off with a stunning €6,600.20 from the €0.20 investment.Sarah Kinsella, spokesperson for BoyleSports said, “We must send huge congratulations down to our Limerick customer who only required a small €0.20 investment to take us for €6,600.20. Their ambition deserves all the rewards and we hope they have a good time spending the winnings.” Linkedin Previous articleImmigration rules are posing threat to Shannondoc serviceNext articleLimerick Junior Soccer fixtures Postponed in honour of Dave Weldrick Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Twitter Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow last_img read more

Right To Property Is A Constitutional As Well As Human Right, Reiterates SC [Read Judgment]

first_imgTop StoriesRight To Property Is A Constitutional As Well As Human Right, Reiterates SC [Read Judgment] Ashok Kini7 Aug 2020 6:26 AMShare This – x”However, laudable be the purpose, the Executive cannot deprive a person of his property without specific legal authority.”The right to property is still a constitutional right and a human right, reiterated the Supreme Court while allowing an appeal filed by Hari Krishna Mandir Trust in the matter of a land dispute with the Pune Municipal Corporation.The bench comprising Justices Indu Malhotra and Indira Banerjee observed that the right to property includes any proprietary/ hereditary interest in the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe right to property  is still a constitutional right and a human right, reiterated the Supreme Court while allowing an appeal filed by Hari Krishna Mandir Trust in the matter of a land dispute with the Pune Municipal Corporation.The bench comprising Justices Indu Malhotra and Indira Banerjee observed that the right to property includes any proprietary/ hereditary interest in the right of management of a religion endowment, as well as anything acquired by inheritance.The trust, in this case, had filed an application in which it requested the State Government to correct the wrong entry (as internal road to the Trust) in the name of Pune Municipal Corporation. The Urban Development Department, Government of Maharashtra rejected the proposal and held that the Pune Municipal Corporation is the owner in respect of the land. The High Court dismissed the writ petition challenging the said order passed by the Government and held that the land in question had vested under Section 88 of the Regional and Town Planning Act. Thus the Trust approached the Apex Court.Allowing the Trust’s Appeal, the Apex Court bench observed that the High Court misconstrued Section 88 of the Regional and Town Planning Act, by reading the same in isolation from the other provisions of the Regional and Town Planning Act, particularly Sections 65, 66, 125 and 126 thereof. In the light of admissions, on the part of the respondent authorities that the private road measuring 414 sq. was private property never acquired by the Pune Municipal Corporation or the State Government, the respondents had a public duty under Section 91 to appropriately modify the scheme and to show the private road as property of its legitimate owners, as per the property records in existence, and or in the award of the Arbitrator, the Court said.Right To Property: A Constitutional & Human RightThe bench also observed that in the absence of any proceedings for acquisition or for purchase, no land belonging to the Trust could have vested in the State. In this regard, the bench, referring to Article 300A of the Constitution, said:The right to property may not be a fundamental right any longer, but it is still a constitutional right under Article 300A and a human right as observed by this Court in Vimlaben Ajitbhai Patel v. Vatslaben Ashokbhai Patel and Others. In view of the mandate of Article 300A of the Constitution of India, no person is to be deprived of his property save by the authority of law. The appellant trust cannot be deprived of its property save inaccordance with law.Executive cannot deprive a person of his property without specific legal authorityThe court further observed that the Article 300A embodies the doctrine of eminent domain which comprises two parts, (i) possession of property in the public interest; and (ii) payment of reasonable compensation. It further observed:”The State possesses the power to take or control the property of the owner for the benefit of public. When, however, a State so acts it is obliged to compensate the injury by making just compensation. The right to property includes any proprietary interest hereditary interest in the right of management of a religion endowment, as well as anything acquired by inheritance. However, laudable be the purpose, the Executive cannot deprive a person of his property without specific legal authority, which can be established in a court of law.”State seeking to acquire private property for public purpose cannot say that no compensation shall be paidThe court further added that though the right to claim compensation or the obligation of the State to pay compensation to a person who is deprived of his property is not expressly provided in Article 300A of the Constitution, it is inbuilt in the Article. It said:”The State seeking to acquire private property for public purpose cannot say that no compensation shall be paid. The Regional and Town Planning Act also does not contemplate deprivation of a land holder of his land, without compensation. Statutory authorities are bound to pay adequate compensation.”HC Not Only Have Power To Issue Mandamus But Are Duty Bound To Exercise Such Power In Appropriate CasesThe High Courts exercising their jurisdiction under Article 226 of the Constitution of India, not only have the power to issue a Writ of Mandamus or in the nature of Mandamus, but are duty bound to exercise such power, where the Government or a public authority has failed to exercise or has wrongly exercised discretion conferred upon it by a Statute, or a rule, or a policy decision of the Government or has exercised such discretion malafide, or on irrelevant consideration. In all such cases, the High Court must issue a Writ of Mandamus and give directions to compel performance in an appropriate and lawful manner of the discretion conferred upon the Government or a public authority, the bench said while setting aside the High Court judgment.While allowing the appeal, the Court also directed to delete the name of the Pune Municipal Corporation as owner of the private road in the records pertaining to the Scheme and carry out such other consequential alterations.’Case detailsCase no.: CIVIL APPEAL NO.6156 OF 2013 Case name: HARI KRISHNA MANDIR TRUST vs. STATE OF MAHARASHTRA Coram: Justices Indu Malhotra and Indira Banerjee Counsel: Sr. Adv Pallav Sisodia  assisted by Adv Braj K Mishra for Appellants, Nishant R. Katneshwarkar for State,  AdvocatesMarkand D. Adkar and Rajesh Kumar, for CorporationClick here to Read/Download JudgmentRead Judgment Next Storylast_img read more

Nobody Can Interfere In Peaceful Life Of Two Adults Residing Together: Allahabad HC Provides Protection To Another Inter-Faith Couple

first_imgTop StoriesNobody Can Interfere In Peaceful Life Of Two Adults Residing Together: Allahabad HC Provides Protection To Another Inter-Faith Couple Akshita Saxena8 Jan 2021 3:11 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court on Wednesday reiterated that no one is entitled to disrupt the lives of two adults, who reside together willingly. Holding thus, the Court came to rescue of another inter-faith couple, facing harassment at the hands of their families. A Single Bench of Justice Saral Srivastava observed, “The Court has repeatedly held that where the two individuals…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Allahabad High Court on Wednesday reiterated that no one is entitled to disrupt the lives of two adults, who reside together willingly. Holding thus, the Court came to rescue of another inter-faith couple, facing harassment at the hands of their families. A Single Bench of Justice Saral Srivastava observed, “The Court has repeatedly held that where the two individuals having attained the age of majority, are living together, nobody is entitled to interfere in their peaceful life.” In this case, a Hindu woman claimed that she decided to follow Muslim religion and as such, she willingly converted her religion. After conversion, the couple submitted, she solemnized marriage with her Muslim husband. They further claimed to be adults, living together out of their own freewill. In support, they presented the High School Marks Sheet of the woman and Aadhar Card of the husband, reflecting that they were born in 1998 and 1997, respectively. “Right To Choose A Partner Of Choice A Fundamental Right”: Allahabad High Court Says The Judgments Which Held “Conversion For The Purpose Of Marriage Only” Not Good Law In face of these submissions, Justice Srivastava ordered the Superintendent of Police, Bijnor to provide adequate protection to an inter-faith couple, if necessary, and fixed the matter for hearing on February 8. The Court also directed the husband to deposit a sum of Rs. 3 Lakh in favour of her wife. “This is a free and democratic country, and once a person becomes a major he or she can marry whosoever he/she likes. If the parents of the boy or girl do not approve of such inter-caste or inter-religious marriage the maximum they can do is that they can cut off social relations with the son or the daughter, but they cannot give threats or commit or instigate acts of violence and cannot harass the person who undergoes such intercaste or inter- religious marriage,” the bench reiterated the observations made by the Supreme Court in Lata Singh v. State of UP, 2006 CrLJ 3312. The Court also relied on Bhagwan Dass v. State (NCT of Delhi), (2011) 6 SCC 396, where the Apex Court had made strong observations against honour killings. “In our opinion honour killings, for whatever reason, come within the category of the rarest of rare cases deserving death punishment. It is time to stamp out these barbaric, feudal practices which are a slur on our nation. This is necessary as a deterrent for such outrageous, uncivilised behavior. All persons who are planning to perpetrate “honour” killings should know that the gallows await them,” the Top Court had said.Recently, a Division Bench of the High Court had reunited an interfaith couple while noting that the Woman (Shikha) had “expressed that she wants to live with her husband (Salman @ Karan) she is free to move as per her own choice without any restriction or hindrance being created by third party.”  Case Title: Shaista Parveen @ Sangeeta & Anr. v. State of UP & Ors.Also Read – Upholding Love : In Last One Month, Allahabad High Court Grants Protection To Over 125 Inter-Faith/Caste CouplesAlso Read: “Right To Choose A Partner Of Choice A Fundamental Right”: Allahabad High Court Says The Judgments Which Held “Conversion For The Purpose Of Marriage Only” Not Good Law Click Here To Download Order Read OrderNext Storylast_img read more

All Commercial Appeals From District Court Orders To Now Be Listed Before Division Benches: Delhi High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesAll Commercial Appeals From District Court Orders To Now Be Listed Before Division Benches: Delhi High Court Srishti Ojha28 Jan 2021 7:23 AMShare This – xThe High Court of Delhi has on Wednesday directed its Registry to list all commercial appeals from district court orders before the Commercial Appellate Division Benches. The Court has also directed these appeals to be registered as FAO (Comm) before they are listed before the Commercial Appellate Division. A Single Bench of Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva has directed that all appeals…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 High Court of Delhi has on Wednesday directed its Registry to list all commercial appeals from district court orders before the Commercial Appellate Division Benches. The Court has also directed these appeals to be registered as FAO (Comm) before they are listed before the Commercial Appellate Division. A Single Bench of Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva has directed that all appeals filed under Section 13(1A) of the Commercial Courts Act, 2015, arising out of orders or judgments passed by a Commercial Court at the level of District Judge, including Additional District Judge will be listed before the Division Benches. The directions have been issued after a legal question arose in a petition before the Delhi High Court, as to whether, in terms of Section 13 (1A) of the Commercial Courts Act, 2015 appeals arising out of orders or judgments passed by District Judge of Commercial court exercising Original Civil jurisdiction are to be heard by a Single Judge or Division Bench of the High Court. The Court noted that the legislative scheme of the Commercial Courts Act makes it clear that a specific forum of Commercial Appellate Division has been stipulated under Section 13(1A) of the Act for adjudicating appeals arising out of judgments and orders passed by either the Commercial Court at the level of District Judges or the Commercial Division of the High Court, comprising of a Single Judge of the High Court. The Act, under the provision of Section 5 has also stated that the Chief Justice of the concerned High Court has to constitute Commercial Appellate Division having one or more Division Benches. Therefore, the Act lays down a mandate the Commercial Appellate Division will be constituted of one or more Division Bench in contradiction to the Commercial Division of the High Court which would comprise of a Single Judge of the High Court. The High Court’s Registry, through its Report had informed the Court that the appeals arising out of orders passed by the Commercial Division of the High Court in commercial matters filed under Section 13 of the Act is registered under the category “FAO(OS)(Comm)” and is listed before the Commercial Appellate Division. But since the appeals against the orders of the District Judge of Commercial Court is filed under the category “FAO” and the Roster Bench for hearing “FAO” is that of a Single Bench, the appeals were being listed before the Single Judge.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]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