Cutix Plc (CUTIX.ng) Q12017 Interim Report

first_imgCutix Plc (CUTIX.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Cutix Plc (CUTIX.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cutix Plc (CUTIX.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cutix Plc (CUTIX.ng)  2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileCutix Plc is a manufacturing company in Nigeria producing and selling a range of electrical wires, cables and switchgear assemblies. The company produces bare copper conductors, bare stranded copper conductors, insulated copper conductors, PVC insulated copper cables, PVC insulated single/double sheathed-core aluminium cables and PVC insulated and sheathed flat twin/three-core copper cables. Cutix Plc also produces aluminium twist cables and conductors to connect homes to low tension lines; used to connect power from high tension wire for street lighting; used in high tension cables for high voltage power transmissions; or used in overhead power transmission. The company also produces a range of flexible cables for household electrical appliances and wiring of fixtures and appliances; automotive cables for motor vehicles; and insulated and sheathed armored cables for underground installations at industrial plants, substations and power utility distribution schemes. The company’s head office is in Newi, Nigeria. Cutix Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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RBS 6 Nations: Round Two Talking Points

first_img No pass master: Outside centre Jonathan Davies awaits a pass during Welsh training at the Vale ResortBy Alan DymockRound 2 of the Six Nations is almost upon us. After a rip-roaring first weekend, there are three more tantalising fixtures. Scotland take on Italy, a fired-up France will clash with a wounded-Wales, before on Sunday, a confident England will take on a resurgent Ireland in Dublin. We look at a few talking points ahead of the action…Can’t pass, won’t passAfter a less than accurate passing display from Jonathan Davies against Ireland last Saturday, the Scarlets’ skills coach Mark Jones said that the bullocking outside centre was “not a natural passer”.Collared: Sean O’Brien and Rory Best ‘target’ Matthew ReesShort on confidence and in dire need of some soothing balm for his stinging pride, Davies will not have been helped by the frank appraisal. Particularly as it will have come after days of agonisingly analysing his two passes into touch. However, Davies is not the only centre who will be in focus this weekend.Lining up opposite  Wales’ ‘baby rhino’ is a resurgent Mathieu Bastareaud, a man who would rather declare himself early for a high speed collision than lie to his body, trying to convince it that putting the ball through his hands is an option. Saturday at the Stade de France could be all about the big bang at 13 with the survivors around the centres deciding the score.As well as this, Manu Tuilagi will have to make do with banging from the bench after Billy Twelvetrees’ impressive bow. However, England’s chunky centre is going to have to work pretty hard to command the spotlight again, should he be given some game time alongside the Gloucester man.Choking Up For Scotland this is a concern. Italy have an in-form fly-half for the first time, well, since Diego Dominguez and their powerful back rows and pack grafters appear to be at their grizzly best. Will this be the first time in 14 seasons that Italy build something meaningful, or can Scotland tough it out?Murrayfield could be the location where we see Italy finally fitting the bill and that must be a concern for the masses in attendance. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Much has been made of the Irish choke tackle and how the men in green ever so aggressively coerce opposition ball carriers into involuntary mauls. Nevertheless, it must be pointed out that Wales were all choked up due to running high and direct and painfully flat to bear-like back rowers and the Heineken Cup’s most prolific turnover thief, Rory Best.If England are to avoid making the same mistakes as Wales did in their first half against Ireland they need to avoid playing too narrow and too flat and they need to be prepared to trust the few hard-nosed players already at the ruck, without asking them to claw for ball.More prevalent than the choke, though, is Ireland’s grabbing and twisting of men over the ball. England need to stay strong when they bend to get over a fallen man and they need to use auxiliary ruckers better than Wales did, holding off the judo-style clearers with more steel.Pumped up: Italy’s CastrogiovanniImproving ItalyWith almost every Frenchman spotted hands on head, quizzical look on the face and backsides smarting from an Italian spanking on Sunday, the rest of the rugby world seemed to yelp with delight.This was not billed as the collapse of France, nor was it the freak result that people always feared would pop up. According to a smattering of experts this was Italy showing how much their rugby had improved. At the very least the result sent a warning to all the other Six Nations sides, many of whom thanked them for the display and cleared a wee spot at the top table. CARDIFF, WALES – FEBRUARY 02: Matthew Rees of Wales is tackled by Sean O’Brien of Ireland during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Ireland at the Millennium Stadium on February 2, 2013 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) last_img read more

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Hotshots: Young Welsh rugby star Harri Evans

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS I enjoy watching Regan King, and Brian O’Driscoll is also a great player.Which coaches have nurtured your talent?My dad Alan and his friend Dai Webb coached me at Llandudno. Then Josh Leach at Llandudno College and Mark Roberts at the North Wales Academy helped me a lot.What else do you do?I’m a lifeguard at a leisure centre in Colwyn Bay.Your RGC coach Chris Horsman thinks you have a big future. What are your aims now?I’m going to the U20s World Cup with Wales, and I’m looking to go all out, so I’m in the selectors’ minds for the Six Nations. I want to have another good season with RGC in the Championship. You’re now at RGC 1404, but when did you first play rugby?I started when I was seven, at Llandudno, and stayed there until U16s.Did you do other sports? I did gymnastics when I was younger and played a lot of football. I had trials with Liverpool and Everton but didn’t get in.Have you always played outside-centre? I was fly-half until U18s, then moved to centre in a game when someone got injured and stayed there.Who do you admire?center_img RW Verdict: Horsman rates this 18-year-old “fantastic”. He is one of North Wales’ hidden talents. This appeared in the July 2013 issue of Rugby World. Click here to see what’s in the current edition.last_img read more

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John Hayes suspended for six weeks for stamp on Cian Healy

first_imgThursday Oct 8, 2009 John Hayes suspended for six weeks for stamp on Cian Healy Munster prop John Hayes has been suspended for six weeks following his stamp to the face of Cian Healy during their meeting with Leinster in the Magners League match on Saturday. During an ill-tempered few minutes of the match, Hayes looked to have deliberately stamped down in the direction of Healy, resulting in a cut to the eye of the Leinster prop, and an immediate red card for the perpetrator. A disciplinary hearing took place in Belfast, with an Irish Rugby Football Union panel confirming that after viewing video evidence and hearing all available evidence, the offence constituted a high end entry level in terms of sanctions. The panel imposed the six week suspension after taking into account all mitigating factors, resulting in Hayes being suspended from the date of the offence, up until November the 14th – the day before Ireland play against Australia, and seven days before they play South Africa. He will however miss Munsters Heineken Cup opening match against Northampton, the meeting with Treviso, and Magners League matches against Edinburgh and Ulster. Munster team manager Shaun Payne said in a statement: “John regrets the incident happened at all. He has a long and unblemished professional rugby career spanning twelve seasons and would not be regarded by anybody including opponents as being a dirty player. “He is very disappointed with the sanction, given that the committee accepted the action wasn’t intentional yet decided the entry point for the offence to be at the higher range, the nine weeks reduced to six in mitigation.”Time: 03:18 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. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Crusaders player ratings vs Rebels | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Which Crusaders stood out in their 26-point win over the Rebels in the final round of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman? Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. Highlanders player ratings vs Brumbies | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman The Highlanders have given themselves a decent shout at playing in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final. Who were the top dogs in what was effectively a semi-final showdown with the Brumbies? John Hayes suspended for six weeks for stamp on Cian Healy | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. Username * Password * Email * Password Repeat * Please send me news, information and special offers from RugbyDump By clicking register you agree to our Privacy Policylast_img read more

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La Piscucha / Cincopatasalgato

first_img Houses Year:  “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/478174/la-piscucha-cincopatasalgato Clipboard 2012 La Piscucha / CincopatasalgatoSave this projectSaveLa Piscucha / Cincopatasalgato La Piscucha / Cincopatasalgato Projects CopyHouses•Santa Tecla, El Salvador Architects: Cincopatasalgato Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/478174/la-piscucha-cincopatasalgato Clipboard Save this picture!© Jason Bax+ 30 Share ArchDaily Photographs 2012 photographs:  Jason BaxPhotographs:  Jason BaxStructural Design:PCK IngenierosElectrical:SIETPlumbing:Planabotter IngenierosLandscape:OrganikaCity:Santa TeclaCountry:El SalvadorMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Exploded AxonometricRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaBetonCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD21Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsFretwork Facade PanelText description provided by the architects. Jose Roberto Paredes and his team of architects at cincopatasalgato, an architecture-interior-furniture design company in El Salvador, designed this home “La Piscucha” located atop a hill in San Salvador. The environmentally conscious owners wanted to build a house with a “summer home” feel, yet with modern and sophisticated design. Save this picture!© Jason BaxLa Piscucha was designed with a series of levels organized around the central entertainment area. The main rooms of the house are oriented to maximize the effect of views of the capital city San Salvador, the mountains, and the Pacific Ocean.  Save this picture!© Jason BaxGreen design concepts were integrated, including floor to ceiling windows for natural light and ventilation, waste water treatment and separate stormwater treatment, solar panel lighting, and reuse wood for coating outside the main room. Save this picture!© Jason BaxThe final touch: the roof was designed to give the house a “ready to fly” sensation. Project gallerySee allShow lessWindow House / Yasutaka Yoshimura ArchitectsSelected ProjectsLoMa Chapalita / Elías Rizo ArchitectsSelected Projects Share El Salvador Year:  CopyAbout this officeCincopatasalgatoOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSanta TeclaHousesEl SalvadorPublished on February 20, 2014Cite: “La Piscucha / Cincopatasalgato” 19 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More 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 Area:  655 m² Area:  655 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

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A historical perspective on China

first_imgThis article by Workers World Party founder Sam Marcy appeared in WW on June 3, 1993, when the bourgeois media were attacking China on the anniversary of the Tienanmen Square events. It continues to have great relevance today.Once again, China is shaking the world. This time, however, it is not experiencing a great revolutionary convulsion like the Peiping Rebellion of the 1850s, the May 4th Movement, The Canton and Shanghai Communes of the late 1920s, the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, or the Cultural Revolution. These events shook the capitalist world to its foundations and inspired revolutionary struggles of oppressed people all over the world.The latest development, while it is shaking up U.S. imperialism, is of a very different type [and] may in the long run be of decisive importance.A surge of productionIt has become plain in the last few months that there has been a phenomenal surge of production in China. Capitalist accounts here tell us that China’s economy is likely to expand at a rate of 13 percent this year, after a similar growth rate in 1992.It is alarming the bourgeoisie here. They express concern over the plague of inflation, which of course would erode the economic gains. But why would the bourgeoisie here worry about that? The truth of the matter is they are far more worried that China has demonstrated its capacity to produce in great quantity and can compete to some extent with Western capitalism in the production of certain goods, if not services.China’s growth rate has come to the fore in the capitalist press just at a time when the Clinton administration is to decide whether to allow Chinese imports on the same basis as before, or utilize a provision of the Jackson-Vanik law that gives the president authority to ban them by imposing onerous restrictions.New method shows much bigger economyThe New York Times disclosed on May 20 that a new calculation of the world economies catapults China into third place in world production, exceeded only by the U.S. and Japan. It is, of course, a remarkable feat.Under the new method, based on the purchasing power of a country’s currency at home rather than its value on international exchanges, China’s gross domestic product in 1991 was calculated at $1.66 trillion, as against only $370 billion using the old method.Why the sudden change in methodology? Was it to do China a favor? Under the new method, if China needs loans from the IMF or the G-7 imperialist nations, the interest would be based on a different formula. Now that China is no longer categorized as one of the poorest countries, it is not eligible for certain kinds of debt relief.The imperialists are quite disturbed by China’s ability to expand its production at such a fast rate.Different from Gorbachev’s reformsChina’s economic growth is based upon the introduction of capitalist reforms similar to those introduced in Eastern Europe and the former USSR. This can scarcely be disputed.The difference, according to Chinese sources, is that the reforms are working and that the growth in production is the biggest boon to the Chinese people since the revolution triumphed in 1949.However, it is important to differentiate China’s reforms from the way capitalist practices were introduced in the USSR. It is now seven years since Mikhail Gorbachev began to experiment with market reforms. The result has not been a socialist modernization of the industrial and agricultural apparatus but a dismantling of socialist projects in industry and in agriculture. Indeed, it has resulted in a breakdown, a vandalizing, of the achievements of socialist construction in an effort to bring about a restoration of capitalism.In China, however, as best as we can see from here, there has been a rapid development of industry, a tremendous surge in the construction of hundreds of industrial projects, rather than the dismantling of existing socialist projects with a view to privatization, as has been going on in the former USSR.However, China’s industrial growth is being carried out openly and unabashedly on a capitalist basis. And it is going forward at a very rapid rate, even exceeding the objectives of China’s economic planners.Production under capitalism, except when it is interrupted by crisis, natural disasters or war, can and does rise to phenomenal heights, exceeding all previous modes of production. Raising production is not a huge, let alone formidable, problem under capitalism. The problem lies in the antagonism between private ownership and the social character of production.Since the bourgeois counter-revolution, however, a rise in production has not been achieved in what was the USSR. Just the opposite. This is because the objective of the reformers there is not to increase production but to privatize the existing means of production, and there is tremendous opposition to that. The difference must be kept in mind.Struggle over tradeDuring the [George H. W.] Bush administration, an opinion piece in the New York Times by Leslie Gelb communicated a threat to China that it was vulnerable to having its coastal provinces detached from the rest of the country. These are the areas where the free-market “special economic zones” are located. The threat was meant to force China to accommodate to the U.S. on matters regarding “human rights”–a code name for allowing counter-revolutionary activity.However, Bush was opposed to tightening trade restrictions on China, notwithstanding the uproar by the Democratic Party faction in Congress. [Bill] Clinton, on the other hand, attacked Bush’s stand on China during the election campaign and called for new restrictions on trade.Now Clinton finds himself in the same position as Bush. He has changed his position and is opposed to giving so-called human rights pre-eminence over trade with China. Once again, economics determines politics and not vice versa.Class character of ChinaThe growing influence of the capitalist market in China has occasioned economists and political leaders on both sides of the Pacific to give consideration to a class definition of China’s social structure and state. For instance, last year the Congress of the Communist Party characterized China as a “socialist market economy.”It is well known by all students of Marxist economics that the two terms are incompatible with each other. China has had a planned economy. How well or poorly it has been doing is not the issue. The fact is that it instituted a planned economy soon after the revolution’s triumph in 1949. The kernel of a planned economy has persisted through all the struggles and turmoil since.A capitalist market economy is not planned, but is spontaneous, unpredictable, chaotic. The capitalist class everywhere is lyrical about the freedom of the market, about how it sets free prices and production. But this should not be taken as literally true. Monopoly capitalism restricts capitalist trade and production….A market economy by definition is generally understood to be the very opposite of a planned economy. The two terms are incompatible with each other. But that does not necessarily exclude the possibility of their coexistence within the framework of a national state for a period of time.In fact, such a situation was created in the years closely following the Bolshevik Revolution. Under far different circumstances than exist today in China, the capitalist market was reintroduced for a time, even as plans were laid for the building of a socialist economy.GATT enters the debateThe question of the class character of China’s state and of the reforms has undoubtedly caused a great deal of debate in China. Nor is it of theoretical or political significance in China alone. For instance, the organization known as the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade is by no means an innocent bystander watching the debate in China. GATT is an organization set up by the imperialists that includes 105 countries. It says in so many words: If you want to trade with any one of us, you have to abide by certain rules that we set.Under GATT’s rules, devised some years, ago, China, the USSR, Eastern Europe, Cuba, the DPRK, Vietnam and a few other countries could not become members unless they agreed to certain restrictions. Such as free trade.China is undoubtedly trying very hard to meet those restrictions and get into GATT. An article in the Wall Street Journal of March 3, entitled “Chinese Entry into GATT Is Stalled by Thorny Socialist Market Economy,” explains that the officials of GATT, servants of the seven imperialists, have asked China to describe precisely what it means by “socialist market economy.” Part of the debate in China over this term is precisely over how to meet the restrictions of GATT. [Editor’s note: GATT morphed into the World Trade Organization, which China joined in 2001.]Thus the struggle over the class characterization of China’s economy and state is not solely a debate among so-called doctrinaire communists, it reaches into the summits of the capitalist government as well.Agriculture since the communesIf China is to be called a socialist country, what about the class character of the agricultural system? China has a vast population of peasants and a minority of workers. In the early 1960s, after collectivization, the commune was established as the unit of agricultural production. Farm work was elevated to collective labor, and private ownership of the land was abolished.The dismantling of the communes in the 1980s signified that agriculture in the main returned to private ownership….Either because of crop failures, natural disasters, or the inability to sustain themselves on the farm, peasants in China are now flooding into the cities in a manner similar to that in many Third World countries. This has made it possible to employ millions in industrial projects.One may say that what is going on in China is a period of industrialization similar to that in England in the last century. The millions who were dispossessed from the land made cheap labor in industry possible and profitable. Marx described the horrors of early industrial development, including the employment of women and children for long hours, in his illuminating chapter in “Capital” on primitive accumulation.A planned economy?China’s collectivized and nationalized property in industry has become weakened as a result of both the privatization of agriculture and the institution of capitalist reforms.Is China today a planned economy in the sense that the basic elements of production and consumption are planned and that the operations are pursuant a given plan?The answer at the present time is no. The introduction of bourgeois reforms inhibits full-scale planning, so that to a large extent it is becoming a commodity producing economy. The larger the special economic zones, the larger the capitalist reforms, the more China becomes a commodity-producing economy and not a planned socialist economy.However, China’s history since the beginning of the 19th century has been full of convulsions as it has attempted to free itself from imperialist domination. It has also fought to remain a centralized national state with a degree of autonomy for the provinces. Were each province to decide for itself how and what it would produce, a planned economy for the state as a whole would be impossible.Immediately before and during the Tienanmen Square days, China appeared to be in danger of disintegrating into warlordism. This was overcome and the decentralizing process that threatened to emerge was eliminated. That was a victory of socialism.The question of how far the Chinese government can go with the capitalist reforms will certainly be up for review, notwithstanding a constitutional provision meant to make the reforms a permanent feature in Chinese society.One fact has certainly emerged: the millions who left the rural areas for the great cities of China and were absorbed into the proletariat have given the Chinese government and Communist Party the opportunity to strengthen the socialist character of the state. The growth of the proletariat is the objective factor most needed for the building of socialism.It’s important that the process of production be carried out in the spirit of socialist construction. The calculations of the bourgeoisie are that as a result of their widening influence in the special economic zones, they will ultimately overwhelm the socialist sector in China. They believe that the socialist sector, lacking the material conditions necessary for its growth, including skilled labor and specialists, will be stillborn. The alternative, they say, is massive material assistance from the imperialists, and this will undo socialist construction.For the moment, the Party seems to be united on going forward with the reforms because they are bringing results deemed indispensable at the present time. Without a doubt, a generation of young people, a new breed of Tienanmen Square elements, is being accommodated politically to this situation. But the inevitability of a capitalist recession, especially if it stems from a worldwide capitalist crisis, is bound to create a classic confrontation between the socialized and the bourgeois sectors.The question is how significant is the proletarian revolutionary element, what is their influence in the higher councils of the Party? Even if they are tiny and weak now, the objective basis for their revolutionary growth is assured.As Frederick Engels explained in Socialism, Utopian and Scientific (part of his book Anti-Duhring), the great philosophers of the 18th-century Enlightenment–Voltaire, Rousseau, Montesquieu, Saint-Simon–reflected the disillusionment with the old order and tore to shreds feudal ideology with their brilliance and wit. On the other hand, socialism is the ideological offspring of the growth of the proletariat.China had its own Enlightenment period that undermined feudal ideology. The period in which the proletariat comes forward with its own ideological approach has been more protracted, given the necessity to fight imperialism on all fronts and a more obdurate and stultified feudal system.Nevertheless, with all its ups and downs, China is moving toward socialism. The efforts of the imperialists to stop it by force and violence have failed over the decades, and their efforts at economic strangulation will also surely fail. The road to socialism in China, like everywhere else in the world, may be difficult, but it is assured.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Mission League Girls Tennis: Immaculate Heart Defeats Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, 13-5 in Tuesday’s Contest

first_img 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. Sports Mission League Girls Tennis: Immaculate Heart Defeats Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, 13-5 in Tuesday’s Contest From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | 3:17 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Subscribe Community News Immaculate Heart’s tennis team defeated Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy with a 13-5 overall score Tuesday at Scholl Canyon Golf Course.Freshman Keynon Thompkins and sophomoroe Isabella De Mori both won two of their three singles matches.Erin Dalleska and partner Elizabeth Kinson and the duo of Halle Hutchinson and Sarina Moore swept their three matches apiece.The team of Makaela Mansilla and Willow Kroger claimed two of their three sets on Tuesday.“We lost to FSHA last year so this win was definitely a big one for IH,” said coach Courtney Linden. “I am so proud of the strength of our players. To now win on their turf is huge.”Flintridge Sacred Heart took the JV match by a score of 10-8. HerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business Newslast_img read more

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Trucks boycott Limerick tunnel

first_img Previous articleLimerick claim Division 2 crownNext articleFour-bed home in Raheen for €130,000 admin Advertisement Print “We’re not using the Limerick Tunnel at the moment, because it’s not value for money.“We have tried to negotiate with Direct Route but they have no incentive to drop their price because their agreement with the NRA means the taxpayer will make up the difference”.At present, trucks are charged €5.80, which, says Eoin, would need to be dropped by €1.50 to become cheaper than travelling through the city.“Guys use it the odd time, but 90% still use the Dock Road and the tunnel was built to take heavy traffic out of the city”.Those engaged in the industry, he added, were not happy paying road tolls on top of road tax.“We want to see a system introduced that you pay for the days your truck is on the road, some weeks a vehicle could be parked up for three or four days”.Locally, he said that there has been a slight pick up in manufacturing in Shannon, but the airport is still underperforming.“We want to be involved in the planning process for the new Lynx Cargo Hub at Shannon airport, because will be a major stakeholders when it is up and running.“We have a few good fleets in the area at the moment, but we are at risk of losing them is the fuel issue isn’t addressed”.This was one of five issues he discussed in a recent meeting with Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar.“The number one problem is the price of fuel, which has gone up by 50% in the past 12 months”.He told the minister that a tax rebate on fuel needed to be introduced for the sake of the industry and the wider economy.“At present, hauliers exporting to the continent are buying all of their fuel abroad and the exchequer is losing out.“We want a tax rebate introduced similar to that in Belgium. This allows hauliers to claim back 8c a litre at the end of the year.“Last year, a Wexford haulier claimed back €1 million in VAT abroad”.They are now hoping to secure a meeting with Minister of Finance Michael Noonan.According to Mr Gavin, the minister recognised that hauliers, who employ about 60,000 in Ireland, are major stakeholders in the export economy.“The export industry is the strongest part of our economy at the moment and everything that’s exported has to be moved by road.“A tax rebate would restore confidence in the export market and inspire a bit of confidence in the haulage industry.“We understand the pressure that the Department of Finance is under, but we estimate it would be worth approximately €80 million to the exchequer”.“Everyone is losing out, from the guy you’re buying it off on the Dock Road, to the person buying a loaf of bread in the shop”.Eoin Gavin is originally from Sixmilebridge and his Bunratty- based company employs 13 people.He will be president of the IRHA for the next two years.“I want to change the perception that we are just big dirty trucks to something more like knights of the road”. Twitter Not value for money -IRHAAN estimated 90% of truck traffic is avoiding the new Limerick Tunnel, because it is not value for money.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up So claims Eoin Gavin, a Bunratty haulier, and newly appointed president of the Irish Road Haulage Association. NewsLocal NewsTrucks boycott Limerick tunnelBy admin – May 5, 2011 626 Linkedin Facebook Email WhatsApplast_img read more

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Early voting to continue next week

first_img By Odessa American – February 24, 2021 WhatsApp Early voting to continue next week Pinterest TAGS  Facebook WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Local News Unofficial results from the Ector County Elections Office show a total of 127 residents have cast a ballot during early voting for the Ector County Hospital District and Odessa College joint election. The results state Ector County had 16 returned mail ballots and 111 people who voted early in person as of Friday. Early voting started Monday and Thursday had the highest number of voters participate in person with 29 ballots cast. Those who have not voted will have the chance to do so next week before Election Day on May 4. Early voting continues from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Ector County Courthouse Annex, 1010 E. Eighth St. Voters can call the elections office for more information at 432-498-4030. A complete list of Election Day vote centers and sample ballots are available online at www.co.ector.tx.us/page/ector.elections. Previous articlePartnership secures transportation for seniorsNext article041919_Stations_of_the_cross_JF_09 Odessa American Pinterest Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Draft Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Rules 2020: Critical Appraisal

first_imgColumnsDraft Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Rules 2020: Critical Appraisal Somabha Bandopadhay6 May 2020 2:03 AMShare This – xYet again the Legislature has swiftly and quite smartly undertaken another step in ensuring bucket list being checked, pacification of sentiments and a law seemingly to be brought in place for protection of the community that deserves a much more attention than the present state and frame of mind with which they are dealt. This is in regard to the newly drafted and…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?LoginYet again the Legislature has swiftly and quite smartly undertaken another step in ensuring bucket list being checked, pacification of sentiments and a law seemingly to be brought in place for protection of the community that deserves a much more attention than the present state and frame of mind with which they are dealt. This is in regard to the newly drafted and published Draft Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Rules 2020. As a sequel to the Act that was passed last year in December that was introduced and passed in the Lok Sabha amidst very many contentious issues- the pivotal being abrogation of article 370 of the Indian Constitution. The only law for the first time for undoing the historical injustices against the transgender community did not see much deliberations or even consultations from the transgender community members. As I called it the sequel, it is both a sequel to the law for this time it concerns the rules pertaining to the Act and a sequel pursuant to the manner in which it has been drafted and published. The Draft Rules was published in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on 18th April 2020 and the last date for receiving comments was identified to be 30th April 2020 which barely gives 12 days to read, analyse and comment on the Rules for the “only” law concerning the rights of the community. Considering the fact that the community members are mostly severely disadvantaged- economically and educationally, is it possible for them to be able to undertake this process within this short span of time? Furthermore, amidst the strict lockdown how feasible is it for them to consult other activists or persons equipped with law? And finally, a question that lurks in this fast-paced scheme of things- what is the need for hurrying with the law (which anyway is laden with ambiguities of various kinds and a petition is pending before the Supreme Court)? When it took decades to have some form of legal recognition in 2014 with the landmark NLSA vs. Union of India judgement and almost six years since then for concertizing an enactment for protecting their rights, surely the members of the community could have waited for some more time! Nevertheless, with respect to critically analysing the Rules, certain critical issues can be identified as follows: 1. Clause 4(1) lays down ‘residence’ to be an element to be verified by the District Magistrate when the application is vetted by the office. However, it is unclear on how would determination of place of residence be construed for those who reside in slums or ghettos and do not have any proof of address as such. Also, the requirement of residing for at least a year in the area within the jurisdiction of the Magistrate in whose office the application is to be submitted is in complete disregard to the harsh realities faced by the members of the community who are often met with brutalities and driven away from their rented houses. 2. Clause 6 mandates issuance of a revision certificate in cases where a transgender person (earlier having obtained a transgender certificate in accordance to Sections 4 and 5 of the Act and Rules 3-5) undergoes a Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS). But, the provision is unclear in term of whether it is mandatory to have such a certificate or whether it is on a discretion of the person concerned. In case, it is made mandatory it would lead to multiplication and repetition of the same procedures earlier taken under Rule 5 to obtain identity cards and other documents with changed Name and Gender. 3. Furthermore, the Clause 7(1) assumes and once again sticks to the same old prevailing notion of bigenderism and thus from that perspective the decades long movements seem to be in futility when it mentions that the revised certificate would indicate the revised gender of the transgender persons post SRS as either male or female. This too is in complete ignorance of the sentiments of the transgender community members who wish to be known and identified as a transgender and many are not willing to be put in strict demarcations of female or male. This, they feel ensures the numerical existence of the transgender community as such, else there would be slow amalgamation of the transgender persons within either male or female. 4. Clauses 7(3) to 7(6) calls for duplication of the entire procedure as mentioned above and lead to harassment of the transgender persons. However, there remains ambiguity on the question whether a transwoman or transman (i.e. after surgery) as per the Rules being identified as either female or male, would be entitled to receive the benefits of the government for the transgender persons because their revised identity cards would determine them as either male or female. 5. Clause 8 lays down rejection of application by the District Magistrate. However, it does not provide for the grounds for rejection which fails to limit the unfettered discretionary powers of the District Magistrate. The reasons should be limited to only some in order to ensure that the transgender persons are not harassed at the DM’s office. 6. Clause 9 provides for appeal from the rejection of the application. But, the appellate authority has not been identified and even though it seeks the ‘appropriate government’ to designate, for a sensitive concern like the transgender community it would be better to have a mechanism identified under the Rules. 7. Finally, the most controversial and fearful for the members of the community is Clause 10(5) on the rehabilitation centres to be established for the transgender community. However, it lacks clarity on who and on what basis would rehabilitation centres intake the transgender persons. Moreover, the process of identification of such transgender persons or how could they approach and be taken in these Centres is also not clear. With issues being recognised in the present Draft Rules, some of the recommendations that could help in making the Rules better and ameliorating the plight of the transgender community are as follows: 1. For Clause 4(1) Place of residence may also be determined by some other determinants like habitual residence as understood from the neighbourhood. 2. For Clause 6 A revised certificate should not be mandatory and left to be at the desire of the persons concerned. 3. For Clause 7, it is humbly submitted that many transgender persons want to undergo the SRS but do not want to be identified as Male or Female, as mentioned above, so either this requirement be made discretionary or the transgender category be included along with the strict male and female classification. 4. For Clause 8, reason or reasons for such rejection including irregular medical reports or invalid documents or inadequate documents or irregularities in application or procedural issues or any other grounds requires to be identified. 5. For Clause 9, it is humbly submitted that the fear is unless the appellate forum is designated by the Central Government, the State Governments might not be willing to identify it and it might lead confusion among various States as to who could be the authority and thus uniformity would be compromised. 6. For Clause 10, it is humbly submitted that, a rehabilitation centre for either minors or adults who are harassed by anyone including State officials or family or peers or anyone else, battered or driven away from home or employment or educational institutions could be identified as the determinations. It could also be inferred from the otherwise vague Section 18 (that is out of scope of discussion here) that provides for the various forms of violence and discrimination faced by the community. It is with extreme optimism and hope such recommendations are placed herewith for the cognisance of the government in order to take steps towards instilling confidence and faith among the members of the transgender community that they shall be able to live the dream of a free life they envision for themselves!Views Are Personal Only(Author is Ph.d Scholar at The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata) Next Storylast_img read more

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