National Microfinace Bank Plc (NMB.tz) Q32017 Interim Report

first_imgNational Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz)  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileNational Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB) is a commercial bank in Tanzania offering financial solutions for individuals, small-to-medium-sized businesses and large corporations. NMB operates in several segments; wholesale banking, retail banking, agribusiness and treasury. Its product offering ranges from current and savings accounts to time deposits to fixed deposits, and Kilimo, Chap and Chipukizi accounts. NMB also offers loans to entrepreneurs, bank guarantees, and export and import financing, supply chain financing and letters of credit. Other services include forex, cash exchange, institutional and transactional banking, and payment and collection services. NMB has an extensive network of branches and ATMs in the major towns and cities of Tanzania. National Microfinance Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Vote Wednesday in The Apopka Voice Reader’s Poll – Seat #2…

first_img 1 COMMENT Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here At a March 15th, 2017 City Council meeting, Commissioner Diane Velazquez verbally announced her intentions to run for re-election to the Apopka City Commission. It was the beginning of the race for Seat #2. But then over eight months passed, and Velazquez found herself still running in her own lane unopposed.But on December 1st, two candidates joined Velazquez in the race and filed to run in the Seat #2 election – Leroy Bell and Alicia Koutsoulieris. Then on January 4th, during the Apopka Municipal Election qualifying week, Alice Nolan filed to also run for Seat #2.Nolan, the overachieving candidate in 2016,  received 2,159 votes (22.74%) in the Seat #3 election against incumbent Commissioner Sam Ruth and eventual winner and current Commissioner Doug Bankson in 2016 but did not qualify for the runoff a month later. She did, however, gain political momentum that many thought would propel her into another campaign in 2018.All along this race seemed destined to go to a runoff – and here we are.In two polls conducted in January and February by The Apopka Voice, Nolan and Velazquez ran neck-and-neck, then on election day, Nolan edged Velazquez with 2,478 votes (39.7%), while Velazquez received 2,340 votes (37.49%). In third place was Leroy Bell with 1,206 votes (19.32%), and Alicia Koutsoulieris received 218 (3.49%).Now with Bell and Koutsoulieris off the ballot, who holds the edge in this head-to-head runoff? Where does the race for Seat #2 stand? Will it be as close as election day? There’s one way to find out.Wednesday, April 4th at noon, we will publish an online poll of our readers that will ask one question:If the runoff election for Apopka City Commission Seat #2 were held today, who would you vote for? Alice Nolan or Commissioner Diane Velazquez?The poll will close at noon on Friday, April 6th, at which time we will publish its results.This is not a scientific poll. The margin of error is unknown, but it should reflect a snapshot of where our readers stand with these two candidates at the beginning of their campaigns, but with less than three months to go before Election Day.So Wednesday at noon, vote for the Seat #2 candidate you think will best lead Apopka into its promising future. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Mama Mia I certainly hope there isn’t going to be any Russian interference in this online poll, or worse, in the actual Apopka runoff coming up….whoopie wheeee…ha ha ha….LOLcenter_img Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSDecision Apopka 2018 Previous articleIn case you missed it: The Apopka news week in reviewNext articleAre we ready for a test that could ‘pre-diagnose’ autism in babies? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! April 2, 2018 at 3:59 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reply last_img read more

Luke McAlister’s big charge through Nick Evans in the Heineken Cup

first_imgMonday Dec 12, 2011 Luke McAlister’s big charge through Nick Evans in the Heineken Cup In another action packed game on the weekend, Toulouse scored two tries to beat Harlequins 21-10 in Pool 6 of the Heineken Cup. Luke McAlister was in fine form on his return to English soil, putting in a great performance at The Stoop.  Former Sale Sharks back McAlister had a good game for the classy French side as he contributed 11 points with the boot and threw his weight about a bit.“This was a big one for us – Harlequins were on a bit of a roll with 14 from 14 so to knock them off was big for us. Our forwards gave us some good ball to work with, and we were very lucky in that regard and that enabled us to score two good trie,” McAlister said.“However, it is going to be difficult next week when they come to our ground because they are going to be putting it all in so this week we have to concentrate on our physicality because Harlequins are a very physical side so we have to turn up on Sunday and do the job.”McAlister brought the physicality as can be seen with this great charge on another quality Kiwi flyhalf that wasn’t required by the All Blacks at the World Cup, Nick Evans. The fact that it’s New Zealander up against New Zealander wasn’t missed by the commentators or the fans, so it was quite amusing to see and worth sharing even if it’s just a short clip.Toulouse top the pool while Quins need a win in the return fixture to stay within reach.Both players have been involved in some classic encounters over the years, some of which are listed below in the related posts section if you fancy having a browse. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyHere’s What That Tiny Hole Next to Your Iphone Camera Actually DoesNueeyThe 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

Maison L2 / Vincent Coste

first_imgCopyAbout this officeVincent CosteOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSaint-TropezHousesFrancePublished on July 09, 2014Cite: “Maison L2 / Vincent Coste” 09 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse 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 »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 Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/523090/maison-l2-vincent-coste Clipboard France photographs:  Florent JoliotPhotographs:  Florent JoliotText description provided by the architects. L2 house is the result of a reflection on the envelope and how to develop outdoor spaces that change the perception of volumes of an existing structure.Save this picture!© Florent JoliotIn this case a viewpoint made ​​of a dressed in wood steel structure works as an air traffic across the perimeter of the house.Save this picture!Floor PlanThis ambulatory can reconstruct a horizontal façade in the landscape thus restoring a strong identity to this banal house 70.Save this picture!© Florent JoliotThe entire organization of the house has been completely redesigned to create vistas of the landscape and the pool which is in a very precise definition of the extension of the base of the house.Save this picture!© Florent JoliotThe combination of this rehabilitation and strong element of the pergola allows us to offer generous double height spaces outside as well as areas of life sheltered from the sun.Project gallerySee allShow lessThe Power of Paint: Three Case Studies on Colour in ArchitectureArticlesMoriyama RAIC International PrizeArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/523090/maison-l2-vincent-coste Clipboard ArchDaily Photographs “COPY” “COPY” Architects: Vincent Coste Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Saint-Tropez, France 2013 Houses Save this picture!© Florent Joliot+ 41 Share 2013 Area:  200 m² Area:  200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Maison L2 / Vincent Coste Year:  Maison L2 / Vincent CosteSave this projectSaveMaison L2 / Vincent Costelast_img read more

Hudson River House / Resolution: 4 Architecture

first_img Houses General Contractor: Architects: Resolution: 4 Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2374 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/907718/hudson-river-house-4-architecture Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!© Emily Andrews+ 20Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Civil Engineer: Manufacturers: Dornbracht, Western Window Systems, Duravit, Miele, Subzero/Wolf, USAI, Western D.R. Pilla CopyHouses•Croton-on-Hudson, United States Projects Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/907718/hudson-river-house-4-architecture Clipboard Photographs:  Emily Andrews Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Mechanical Engineer:Gabor SzakaiProject Architect:Lindsay KunzCity:Croton-on-HudsonCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Emily AndrewsRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. After living in Manhattan for decades, the owners – a couple nearing retirement – sought to trade the confines of city living for a site with sweeping views of the Hudson River. They wanted a compact home that was as extraordinary as the vista it offered, equipped with just enough space for two.  The houseis lifted high in the air to enhance views, with storage spaces and an outdoor recreational zone below.Save this picture!© Emily AndrewsThe living space is open and airy – fitting for a house floating in the trees. A long kitchen island and low cabinetry near the built-in banquette provide ample storage while maintaining sight lines to the landscape. The master suite has built-in wardrobes flanking either side in lieu of a master closet to maximize space. The built-in bed conceals a TV on a lift mechanism, so it can be hidden when not in use, preserving the view through the full height windows. With the bath open to the bedroom, the couple can get glimpses of the water from the vanity.Save this picture!© Emily AndrewsThe home office, serving as a threshold to the guest bedroom, offers additional views when seated at the built-in desk. A covered central deck, enclosed on three sides, can transform into a seasonal outdoor room with a firepit and drop-down insect screens. The guest room features a murphy bed, so it can be used as additional living space when unoccupied. Below, a long lap pool and deck provide shade while exercising or lounging in the water.Save this picture!© Emily AndrewsSave this picture!Floor PlansSave this picture!© Emily AndrewsThe site is entered via a winding gravel drive through meadow grasses and lilacs up to a framed view of the Hudson River through the carport. The lightness and reflectivity of the façade enhance the reading of a hovering volume in the sky, resting on just a few thin steel columns. Metal panels on the underside bounce light and reflections from the pool water below.Save this picture!© Emily AndrewsFrom the approach, the house utilizes daylight but maintains privacy by means of clerestory windows. The slatted ipe volume contains vertical circulation to the main level. Located on one of Croton-on-Hudson’s highest overlooks, the house was conceived around maximizing panoramic views of the town and river below via floor-to-ceiling windows across the facade. Save this picture!© Emily AndrewsWhen needed, operable windows are utilized for cross ventilation from the river breezes, reducing the mechanical load.  In addition, solar panels are arrayed across the entire roof of the house.  As requested by the owner, an elevator accompanies the stair to the raised main level to enable the couple to live comfortably in the house as they age in place.Save this picture!© Emily AndrewsThe exterior materials were chosen for durability and longevity – metal paneling, untreated ipe, and pvc – guaranteeing that minimal maintenance is required.  The interior palette of white oak and light grey provides a muted backdrop to highlight select pieces from the owner’s pottery collection. The Hudson River House’s simple form, extensive glazing, and subdued material palette reinforce the project’s initial goal – prioritizing the stunning natural landscape.Save this picture!© Emily AndrewsProject gallerySee allShow lessUNStudio Begins Construction on Visionary Financial Forum in GeorgiaArchitecture NewsThe Architectural Trends that Dominated News Stories in 2018Articles Share Hudson River House / Resolution: 4 Architecture Photographs ArchDaily 2017 Montana Contracting Joseph Tanney, Robert Luntz Hudson River House / Resolution: 4 ArchitectureSave this projectSaveHudson River House / Resolution: 4 Architecture Structural Engineer: CopyAbout this officeResolution: 4 ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCroton-on-HudsonUnited StatesPublished on December 17, 2018Cite: “Hudson River House / Resolution: 4 Architecture” 17 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore 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! 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Five tweets for fundraisers for 10 October 2017

first_imgFive tweets for fundraisers for 10 October 2017 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Tagged with: Funding Humour Money Twitter Our latest round-up of tweeted intelligence for fundraisers includes a two savvy uses of data, a Twitter face-off by English cathedrals, the global spread of a simple fundraising idea, and a condensation of what fundraising is all about. — Steven Flower (@stevieflow) October 9, 2017It is the work of charity data and research specialist David Kane.2. Co-op shares open data on its local grantmakingOn the subject of open data, the Co-op has started publishing data on the money it gives to local causes through its Local Community Fund. It hopes this will encourage greater collaboration amongst grantmakers along the lines of 360Giving‘s initiative.The Co-op publishing #opendata to [email protected] standard. This kind of transparency makes me https://t.co/v8Owkrifno via @CoopUk— Linda Humphries (@moominlounge) October 9, 2017 3. Battle of the cathedralsEver wondered which English cathedral would come out on top in a Twitter face-off? No? Nor me.But it happened on World Architecture Day, triggered by St Paul’s Cathedral, and it is a delight to read the thread that developed.Today is #WorldArchitectureDay.The Cathedrals of England have got this well covered!#DropsMic pic.twitter.com/f1k18e0Ui2— St Paul’s Cathedral (@StPaulsLondon) October 2, 2017For some more creative social media partnerships and interactions between heritage organisations, try MuseumInstaTour. Social media staff at several museums meet up and then visit each other’s museums, sharing their favourite finds (based on an agreed theme) on their own museum’s Instagram account. The day-long trip derived from the MuseumInstaSwap, also the idea of Russell Dornan.4. AustennerYou’ve probably received your new design £10 note and no doubt donated it to your charity of choice. The #firsttenner campaign, based on John Thompson’s #firstfiver campaign last year, has seen some creative additional elements. Given the appalling responses faced by Caroline Criado-Perez for proposing that a woman be featured on the new design, it is entirely appropriate that many recipients of the new note donated them to charities dealing with violence against women and girls.Got your #firsttenner #austenner yet? pls consider donating to your local refuge like @CCriadoPerez in #NYorks it’s @IDASfor100 pic.twitter.com/XQuTIrDT2E— [email protected] (@CarmelOfford) September 19, 2017The #firsttenner idea has spread internationally too, to other countries that are introducing new banknotes:https://twitter.com/GuideDogsSANT/status/910286597429460992 Howard Lake | 10 October 2017 | Newscenter_img 1. Find that CharityHeard about a charity but not sure if it is based in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland? Until now you would have to search three different search tools on the different regulator’s websites. No longer. Enter Find that Charity. A single search covers all three registered charity databases.Really Useful Charity Number Reconciliation Service Thing, via the fab @kanedr : https://t.co/cazDmosVCX #opendata @360Giving #volsec Advertisement  135 total views,  1 views today 5. SimplesSimon Scriver has managed to encapsulate the essentials of fundraising.#fundraising pic.twitter.com/OWZvMK0Irm— Simon Scriver #FundraisingEverywhere (@ToastFundraiser) October 7, 2017  136 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 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

Open letter to interior minister about newspaper editor’s abduction

first_img The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa December 1, 2020 Find out more October 7, 2020 Find out more News ChadAfrica Mr. Ahmat Mahamat BachirMinister of InteriorN’Djamena, ChadParis, 21 December 2009Dear Minister,Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned about the fate of Cameroonian journalist Innocent Ebodé, the editor of the N’Djamena-based weekly La Voix, who was kidnapped from his home in N’Djamena yesterday. You have just said he is now in Cameroon but other sources say they think he is still in Chad.His abduction was carried out by three men in plain clothes, who pulled up outside his home in a red Toyota car with no licence plates at 10 a.m. yesterday. One of them got out, went up to Ebodé and forcibly bundled him into the car without identifying himself or explaining why Ebodé was being taken away. His relatives and colleagues have received no news of him since then.Ebodé was deported from Chad on 14 October on the grounds that his papers were allegedly not in order. He returned after a court ordered La Voix’s suspension at the start of December on the grounds that it did not have an editor. Reporters Without Borders has been criticising the Chadian government’s attempts to silence La Voix ever since the harassment of this independent newspaper first began.Our organisation energetically condemns the way Ebodé was detained yesterday. By telling Radio France Internationale and Agence France-Presse that he is now in the Cameroonian border city of Kousséri, you seem to be indicating that interior ministry personnel were involved in his “abduction.” If this is the case, we urge you to lose no time in explaining the reasons for his arrest and expulsion. As his family and lawyer are without news of him, we call on you to publicly provide more detailed information about what happened to him.We trust you will give this matter your careful consideration.Respectfully,Jean-François JulliardSecretary-General Reports News Follow the news on Chad November 27, 2020 Find out more RSF_en center_img Many historic publications threatened with closure in Chad Receive email alerts Chadian radio stations on strike in protest against violent raid to go further Organisation News Help by sharing this information December 21, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Open letter to interior minister about newspaper editor’s abduction ChadAfrica last_img read more

Tablighi Jamaat: SC asks Centre If Individual Orders of Visa Cancellation Were Issued Against Foreign Nationals

first_imgTop StoriesTablighi Jamaat: SC asks Centre If Individual Orders of Visa Cancellation Were Issued Against Foreign Nationals Nilashish Chaudhary29 Jun 2020 12:58 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre if authorities have issued individual Orders for the cancellation of visas of foreigners who participated in Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi in March allegedly in violation of visa conditions.The Court adjourned the plea moved by foreign nationals, who have challenged the Centre’s order to blacklist them from travelling to India for ten…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 Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre if authorities have issued individual Orders for the cancellation of visas of foreigners who participated in Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi in March allegedly in violation of visa conditions.The Court adjourned the plea moved by foreign nationals, who have challenged the Centre’s order to blacklist them from travelling to India for ten years, after the parties made conflicting claims regarding serving of the petition copy.Senior advocate CU Singh, representing the petitioners, informed the Bench comprising of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna that the Centre had been provided with a copy of the petition in compliance with the Court’s Order of June 26. However, the office of the Solicitor General claimed that no such petition has been served. “A copy was served to AOR BV Balram Das”, informed Singh.While adjourning the matter to July 2, the Court wished to determine whether or not decisions regarding cancellation of visas were taken on a case to case basis as per the MHA notification.Singh apprised the bench that the Order for blacklisting was a general note issued for 900 persons. He said that that the blacklisting order was very general and not specific. No individual notices were served on the parties, he added.”The matter should be examined on a humanitarian ground also. If there is visa violation, you must send them back to their country. Their home countries are asking for them to be sent back, embassies are also enquiring about this”, added the senior counsel.While asking the petitioners to await the Union’s response, the Bench notably asked the Centre why these foreigners were still in India if their visas had been cancelled. The Court wanted to hear from the Solicitor General, as he eventually appeared on the screen. The Bench said:- “If visas of these foreigners are cancelled, why are they still in India? You deport them. Also, tell us if there was just a general direction or individual orders sent to each one of them informing about blacklisting and cancellation of Visa.”On the previous hearing, the Supreme Court had asked the petitioners to serve a petition copy to the Union and State Governments, and without issuing formal notice, the Bench had sought a response from the Government.[Tablighi Jamaat] Foreigners Have ‘Suffered Enough’; Have Right To Return To Their Native Country At The Earliest : Madras HC On April 2, the Press Information Bureau (PIB) communicated the government’s decision to blacklist as many as 960 foreigners from 35 countries who were present in India. At the same time, orders were issued to Director Generals of Police (DGPs) of all States and Union Territories as well as the Commissioner of Delhi Police (CP) to register FIRs against such foreign nationals. The petitioners also inform that subsequent to this decision, on April 4, the Government further blacklisted around 2500 foreigners, present in India, from travelling to India for a period of 10 years, but there has been no press release regarding the same.Contending that the decision has been taken unilaterally and arbitrarily, the Petitioners urge the Top Court to declare the decision as unconstitutional and thus, void.It is emphasised that a decision of en masse blacklisting without issuing notice or giving a chance to be heard is a blatant violation of not only principles of natural justice, but also the Right to Life under Article 21.”The impugned decision, by its very unilateral nature, infringes the principle of natural justice, particularly, audi alteram partem by blacklisting the aforementioned foreigners present in India without first granting an opportunity of being heard or notice of any form, and resultantly depriving the aggrieved foreign nationals of their right of locomotion and travelling back to the country of their citizenship.”The petitioners, all of whom have been blacklisted, submit that not only has the sudden decision led to FIRs being registered against them but has also resulted in them having to forfeit their passports to the State Administration. This, they contend, is a complete deprivation of personal liberty, without following procedure established under law.One of the petitioners, it is informed, is in the seventh month of her pregnancy. She was quarantined in March and, after being released in May, continues to be in a facility with restricted movement, which denies her the opportunity to go home and give birth in comfortable surroundings with dignity and security.The entire contention of the petitioners is that the Government “baselessly and arbitrarily passed a blanket ban on the aggrieved foreign nationals under the garb of alleged visa violations pursuant to alleged Tabligh activities, forcing such persons to remain in India under restricted movements……on a mere blanket presumption without any substantiation that they violated the conditions of their validly granted visas, under relevant sections of the Foreigners Act, 1946 and Disaster Management Act, 2005.”In furtherance of this contention, it is pointed out that the decision is based on the presumption of involvement in ‘tablighi activities’, but nowhere is it defined how these activities were prohibited or what led to the violation of conditions of validly granted visas.Referring to the “General Policy Guidelines relating to Indian Visa”, as made available by MHA, it is pointed out that there is no restriction on foreigners visiting religious places or attending normal religious activities. The restrictions however are regarding engaging in tabligh work or preaching religious ideologies, making religious speeches or proselytizing.Further referring to MHA’s Press Release from March 31, it is pointed out that the Government stated the following:-“Devout Muslims from across the country and also from foreign countries visit the Markaz for religious purpose.…This is a continuous process throughout the year.…Since March 23, lockdown has been strictly imposed by State authorities/Police across Delhi including in and around Nizamuddin and Tabligh work came to a halt.”This, assert the petitioners, shows that Muslims from all over visit the Tablighi Jamaat Headquarters, and since March, all Tabligh work had come to a halt on account of the nationwide lockdown. Thus, it is submitted that:-“…even as per the understanding of the MHA with regard to ‘Tabligh Activities’, what has been prohibited are only acts falling under the category of preaching religious ideologies, making speeches in religious places, proselytization, distribution of audio or visual display/ pamphlets pertaining to religious ideologies, however, there is neither any prohibition in visiting a religious place and attending normal religious activities nor can such an act be said to have constituted a violation of the visa conditions, thereby attracting the arbitrary and unilateral decision of en masse blacklisting of visas validly granted, depriving the fundamental right of personal liberty of all such foreigners.”The petitioners also state that the Government issued a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) on April 2 regarding the transit of foreign nationals stranded in India amid the COVID-19 outbreak. However, as a result of a short press release on the same day, the present petitioners could not benefit from the same.The letters subsequently sent to the DGPs and CP of Delhi “has conclusively decided that such foreigners had violated the conditions of their tourist visas by indulging in Tabligh Activities, without ascertaining whether such persons had merely attended a religious discourse or had been found to be indulging in the prohibited activities of preaching and proselytization”, submit the petitioners.Pointing out that constitutional rights against preventive detention extend to foreign nationals as well, it is urged that Article 21 of the Constitution uses the word ‘person’ and not ‘citizen’ to protect a foreigner’s personal liberty, which includes free movement across the country.With regard to the importance of the Right to life and liberty, it is asserted that:-“…all human beings are born with some unalienable rights like life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. The importance of these natural rights can be found in the fact that these are fundamental for their proper existence and no other right can be enjoyed without the presence of right to life and liberty. Life bereft of liberty would be without honour and dignity and it would lose all significance and meaning and the life itself would not be worth living. Hence, that is why “liberty” encapsulates the quintessence of a civilized existence. The object of Article 21 is to prevent encroachment upon personal liberty in any manner.”Therefore, in addition to declaring the Government’s decision unconstitutional, it is prayed that the names of the petitioners be removed from the ‘blacklist’ and their visas be reinstated. It is also requested that the Ministry of External Affairs be directed to facilitate the return of the petitioners to their respective countries.…Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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Students find inspiration at Le Cordon Bleu

first_img The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Print Article Students find inspiration at Le Cordon Bleu By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories Hinson said the staff of the culinary college was equally impressed by the CHHS Culinary Arts Academy students.“We were the first school group to visit Le Cordon Bleu College and the students were attentive, cooperative and eager to participate,” she said. “The students were divided into five groups – proteins, starches and vegetables and one group had to wash dishes and the other was assigned to cleanup. But that’s the way it is in the commercial kitchen. You never know what you will be assigned to do.”Reggie Bryant and Kasha Moody went to the culinary college with a different mindset from most of the other students. As seniors, they have their sights set on careers in culinary arts. The visit to Le Cordon Bleu College was confirmation that they are on the right career path. Not often are high school students collectively impressed. But that’s just what happened to a group of Charles Henderson High School students and it happened at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts and Technique Restaurant in Atlanta.Paula Hinson, CHHS Culinary Arts Academy instructor, thought her students would be somewhat impressed by the culinary college but she had no idea of the impact it would have.“The students were impressed and I was impressed,” Hinson said. “Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts is outstanding and I think every student benefited from the experience.” Skip Published 10:56 pm Friday, December 2, 2011 Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel “He chopped vegetables with two knives at the same time,” Bryant said. “He held them both in the same hand and chopped so fast you could hardly see the knife blade.”Moody found the culinary arts college to be equally incredible.“We saw a lot of interesting demonstrations, like cutting up a chicken and the right way to peel vegetables,” she said. “It was a fancy restaurant we got to see where the food was being prepared and how sanitary everything was. But what impressed me most was how hard the people worked behind closed doors.”Phoenicia Daniels, a freshman at CHHS, found her niche at Le Cordon Bleu. She was fascinated by the “dessert room.”“They made so many different kinds of desserts and I like sweets,” she said. “I guess you would call the people that make the desserts artists because the desserts were works of art.”The CHHS students prepared a meal and then were invited to dine on what they had cooked.“It was a great experience,” Bryant said. “We got to see how a commercial kitchen is run. The food that is prepared there is served in the Technique Restaurant and it’s a fine dining restaurant.”After visiting Le Cordon Bleu College, at least three of the students are committed to a career in the kitchen.Bryant and Moody said they would like to own their restaurants – soul food restaurants.“That’s the kind of food I like to eat and to cook and other people like it, too,” Bryant said and added that soul food is here to stay.“My aunt moved up north and couldn’t wait to get home to get some real food,Moody said. “She said they don’t know how to cook soul food up there.”Daniels said she also hopes to pursue a career in the culinary arts field.“After visiting Le Cordon Bleu College, I am very interested in the culinary arts as a career,” she said. “I know it would be hard work but that’s what I’d like to do.”Hinson said scholarships are available to culinary arts colleges and she is proud that several of the culinary arts students are worthy of that assistance with their education.“At the Culinary Arts Academy, what the students learn will benefit them no matter what career paths they take,” she said.” And it gives them a good foundation if they want to pursue careers in culinary arts.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder “I love to cook and I know that I want a career in culinary arts,” Bryant said. “I wanted to learn everything I could while I was there. But I already knew of lot of the things the chef told us. I had learned them here in class.”Bryant was most impressed by the professionalism in the kitchen.“Everybody was working and they were working hard and fast,” he said. “In a commercial kitchen time is money and waste is money. When you peel a potato, you peel it in a hurry and you do it efficiently. Whatever is peel away is considered waste and you waste as little as possible with all the foods.”The skill of the Le Cordon Bleu chef was more than amazing. It was incredible. Sponsored Content You Might Like Sharing their culture KaDricka Berry positions the chopsticks in her hand while Siwei Wong shows her the correct way to hold the sticks…. read morelast_img read more

Spark Energy announced as sponsor of The Negotiator Awards 2017

first_imgHome » News » Marketing » Spark Energy announced as sponsor of The Negotiator Awards 2017 previous nextMarketingSpark Energy announced as sponsor of The Negotiator Awards 2017Spark Energy announced as headline sponsor for the UK’s most prestigious awards programme for the residential property industry.The Negotiator3rd April 201701,381 Views The Negotiator Awards always launches with a bang and this year we are delighted to announce that we have a new headline sponsor – Spark Energy.Entry to the Awards is now open – it’s the only awards programme for estate and letting agents that has no entry fee and as such is truly inclusive, making winning a Negotiator Award the most prestigious accolade an agent can receive. It provides the most powerful of marketing tools to drive your business.You can find out all you need to enter, with full guidance notes, by going to:www.thenegotiatorawards.co.ukThe winners of The Negotiator Awards 2017 will be announced at The London Hilton on Park Lane at a black tie gala dinner on 31st October 2017.Spark brings even more energy to the UK’s largest and most respected property Awards.”Announcing the partnership, Awards Director, Sheila Manchester (right) said, “Spark brings even more energy to the UK’s largest and most respected property Awards.“We are delighted to welcome them as our headline sponsor. Once the serious process of judging is completed by our expert independent panel, we look forward to the most exciting event in residential property agency. We’re planning a sparkling evening and looking forward to a full house! We’d encourage every agency to enter – it is free and could make 2017 your special year.”CEO of Spark Energy, Chris Gauld (right) said, “We’re thrilled here at Spark to be headline sponsor and associated with The Negotiator Awards 2017, which is a fantastic celebration of all that’s great about the lettings and residential property industries.“As the only energy supplier built around this sector working with leading lettings partners, social landlords and large housing providers, it’s already a night we’re looking forward to, seeing the best people, teams and companies recognised for their professionalism, hard work and innovation.• The Negotiator Awards is now in its 10th year and is established as the leading awards programme for the UK residential property sector. Being free to enter, it encourages the most diverse entry and has agencies vying for the prizes from every part of the UK. It is organised by the publisher of The Negotiator Magazine, the only UK-wide trade magazine for the UK residential property industry.• Spark Energy is an award winning independent energy supplier and the only supplier in the UK that focuses on the rental sector. Spark works with some of the UK’s leading lettings agencies to provide their tenants with better service and lower prices by default, consistently outperforming the Big Six in Ofgem official, quarterly stats as well as the Which? customer satisfaction league table.Spark Energy has been supplying dedicated services to the lettings industry for over 10 years, meeting the specific needs of lettings agents, landlords and tenants. Today, Spark has over 350,000 customers and has been recognised with awards for growth, customer service, training and leadership.Website: sparkenergy.co.uk Sheila Manchester Chris Gauld spark energy The Negotiator Awards 2017 estate agency awards estate agent awards estate and letting agent awards April 3, 2017Grant LeonardWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more