Rugby’s Greatest: David Campese

first_img TAGS: The Greatest Players Expand Rugby’s Greatest: David CampeseThe son of a wine-making Italian immigrant, David Campese has managed to upset almost everyone because of his truculence and outspoken views. The game is no worse for that.His distaste for ‘bash and recycle’ rugby is unsurprising when you consider the running skills and devil-may-care attitude with which he burnished the Test stage 101 times. It occasionally left him with egg on his face but 64 Test tries tells its own story. It was a record for a Tier One player for years, until being overtaken by South Africa’s Bryan Habana (67 in 124 Tests).At his best Campese was utterly unstoppable, his weaving in-and-out runs and mesmerising footwork illuminating the final decade of amateurism. He was a mean kicker of a ball too, but above all it was his desire to attack from all areas of the pitch that scared opponents witless.A sight to savour: Campese’s famous goosestep (Getty)Brought up on league in ACT, Campese switched codes and burst into global consciousness during the 1984 European tour that yielded a Wallaby Grand Slam. Irrepressible: David Campese, here scoring v Ireland, bewitched defenders with his mesmerising footwork By RWC 1991 he was at the peak of his powers and two celebrated runs – one arrow-straight, the other mischievously mazy – accounted for the All Blacks on the way to lifting the trophy.He was arguably the first World Cup superstar, because his individual brilliance followed a 1987 New Zealand triumph based more on collective efficiency. “He was allowed the freedom to run at will,” said fellow great Gerald Davies.The onus on increased physical power, as rugby careered towards professionalism, worked against Campese, who was heavier (by 10kg) and slower by the 1995 World Cup. Expand Michael Lynagh is one of the greatest fly-halves… Australia Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Collapse Australia always seem to raise their game for… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Australia Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Rugby’s Greatest: Tim Horan Tim Horan is quite possibly the greatest centre… Major clubs: ACT, Padova, Randwick, NSW, MilanCountry: AustraliaTest span: 1982-96Test caps: 101 (100 starts)Test points: 315 (64T, 8C, 7P, 2DG) Rugby’s Greatest: Michael Lynagh In October 1996 he became only the second Test centurion – behind Frenchman Philippe Sella – when facing Italy in Padua, close to where his father was born. The same year he nearly accepted an offer to join Saracens. Rugby’s Greatest: Michael Lynagh He is officially deemed rugby union’s 71st professional player. Yet the tag makes him smile because, long before rugby went open, he played for many years in Italy during off-seasons – and he was certainly well rewarded for his trouble.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Rugby’s Greatest: Tim Horanlast_img read more

KAP / Komada Architects’ Office

first_imgphotographs:  Toshihiro SobajimaPhotographs:  Toshihiro SobajimaSave this picture!© Toshihiro SobajimaRecommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteText description provided by the architects. Kap is a rental housing of three families located in an area of Tokyo crowded with small houses and apartments. Save this picture!© Toshihiro SobajimaWe make the slabs between concrete walls fragmented and make holes on the walls to connect the spaces adjoin each other,so that the small rooms become multi-dimensional and diverse. Save this picture!© Toshihiro SobajimaWe think that you can live active and creative time, feeling the pleasure of finding out various places there. Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessPratt Explores the Importance of Cold War Era Pre-Fabricated Building SystemsEventBook Presentation & Architects ConferenceEvent Share ArchDaily Houses “COPY” KAP / Komada Architects’ Office 2011 Architects: {:text=>”Takeshi Komada, Yuka Komada”, :url=>””}; Architects: Takeshi Komada, Yuka Komada Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Area:  140 m² Area:  140 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Japan KAP / Komada Architects’ OfficeSave this projectSaveKAP / Komada Architects’ Office ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/335922/kap-komada-architects-office Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/335922/kap-komada-architects-office Clipboard Year:  Save this picture!© Toshihiro Sobajima+ 15 Share Projects “COPY” 2011 CopyHouses, Apartments•Edogawa, Japan CopyAbout this officeKomada Architects’ OfficeOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousingApartmentsEdogawaHousingJapanPublished on February 27, 2013Cite: “KAP / Komada Architects’ Office” 27 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesCupa PizarrasCupaclad® 101 Random in Les PalmiersUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Ridgelight 25-40°Porcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – Coverlam ImperialWindowspanoramah!®ah! Vertical SlidingFastenersSchöckConcrete Façade Fasteners – Isolink®CarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Arena®CoatingsFormicaLaminate – ColorCore®2More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

No Additional Dicamba Regulations for Hoosiers Beyond What’s on the Label

first_img By Eric Pfeiffer – Dec 18, 2018 SHARE SHARE No Additional Dicamba Regulations for Hoosiers Beyond What’s on the Label Facebook Twitter In a YouTube video sent out late Tuesday afternoon to Agribusiness Council of Indiana members, ACI President Amy Cornell said that the Office of Indiana State Chemist (OISC) will not put any additional restrictions on dicamba use beyond what is on the federal label as it is currently drafted. The OISC was considering a cut-off date of June 20, 2019 for dicamba usage, as well as a setback between a half-mile and a quarter-mile for crops that are sensitive or residential areas.Amy CornellCornell said that the OISC came to this conclusion after much discussion and collaboration between them and a dicamba working group, the Agribusiness Council of Indiana, and other ag organizations. She added her appreciation, saying, “Thank you to the Office of the Indiana State Chemist, the Pesticide Review Board, the Dicamba working group, ACI members and other agriculture organizations for working together to provide a sensible solution.”The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is extending the registration of dicamba for two years for “over-the-top” use (application to growing plants) to control weeds in fields for cotton and soybean plants genetically engineered to resist dicamba back in November.Dicamba registration decisions for 2019-2020 growing seasonTwo-year registration (until December 20, 2020)Only certified applicators may apply dicamba over the top (those working under the supervision of a certified applicator may no longer make applications)Prohibit over-the-top application of dicamba on soybeans 45 days after planting and cotton 60 days after plantingFor cotton, limit the number of over-the-top applications from 4 to 2 (soybeans remain at 2 OTT applications)Applications will be allowed only from 1 hour after sunrise to 2 hours before sunsetIn counties where endangered species may exist, the downwind buffer will remain at 110 feet and there will be a new 57-foot buffer around the other sides of the field (the 110-foot downwind buffer applies to all applications, not just in counties where endangered species may exist)Clarify training period for 2019 and beyond, ensuring consistency across all three productsEnhanced tank clean out instructions for the entire systemEnhanced label to improve applicator awareness on the impact of low pH’s on the potential volatility of dicambaLabel clean up and consistency to improve compliance and enforceability Previous articleStudy Quantifies Value Delivered to Corn Producers through Red Meat ExportsNext articleThe HAT Soil Health Podcast- Making Your Organic Soil Matter Pay Eric Pfeiffer Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News No Additional Dicamba Regulations for Hoosiers Beyond What’s on the Labellast_img read more

RSF tells Comoros don’t blame journalists for political crisis

first_img The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the authorities in the Indian Ocean archipelago of Comoros to stop censoring and intimidating journalists amid a continuing political crisis in the wake of the country’s presidential election on 24 March. RSF_en June 29, 2020 Find out more ComorosAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Freedom of expression Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage Receive email alerts Organisation News November 27, 2020 Find out more to go further Follow the news on Comoroscenter_img Help by sharing this information Reports April 3, 2019 RSF tells Comoros don’t blame journalists for political crisis Crédit : GIANLUIGI GUERCIA / AFP News News Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives In an unprecedented press boycott, Comorian journalists have announced that they will not cover the government’s activities for the next two weeks because of “the many attacks on journalists and media outlets” whereas President Azali Assoumani’s reelection is being challenged by the opposition candidates, who have formed a National Transition Council (CNT).Masiwa Komor editor Toufé Maecha was detained arbitrarily for several hours when he went to the gendarmerie’s headquarters in the capital, Moroni, on 30 March to seek information. The gendarmes accused him of spying for the opposition and sullying the country’s institution. Maecha told RSF that the gendarmes forced him to undress while they interrogated him, and that they threatened to arrest him again if published anything about the way he had been treated while held.Besides, five issues of three different newspapers have been censored by the authorities in the past week. The 28 March issue of La Gazette des Comores, whose front page headline said “Opposition 12 proclaim National Transition Council,” was prevented from reaching the newsstands. On the evening of 31 March, the security forces intervened again to prevent La Gazette des Comores and two other dailies, Masiwa Komor and Al Fadjr, from being distributed. They were all carrying reports about Maecha’s mistreatment.Several newspaper editors were summoned to a meeting with the interior minister on 1 April. “He told us that he would continue this policy for as long as the newspapers continued to jeopardize national security by publishing lies,” one of the editors told RSF.“What with censoring, arresting and intimidating, the behaviour of the authorities towards journalists is both unacceptable and irresponsible,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “Violating the freedom to inform in a crisis is the best way to amplify the crisis. Journalists are neither responsible for the crisis nor its protagonists. They are just there to do their job to cover events, which is more necessary than ever. Every democratic state has a duty to ensure that they can work freely, not to target them and turn them into public enemies.”RSF has repeatedly tried reaching the interior minister and the National Press and Broadcasting Council for an explanation, but without success.Comoros is ranked 49th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. ComorosAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Freedom of expression June 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Daniel Ellsberg on WikiLeaks

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HUD Offers Foreclosure Relief to Tornado Victims

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles avoiding foreclosure Disaster Relief Foreclosure HUD 2019-03-06 Staff Writer HUD Offers Foreclosure Relief to Tornado Victims The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / HUD Offers Foreclosure Relief to Tornado Victims Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe Previous: Following Mortgage Fintech Into the Future Next: Kraninger: “The Bureau Is Stronger at This Time” Share Save About Author: Stephanie Bacot Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, Loss Mitigation, Newscenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily March 6, 2019 1,842 Views Stephanie Bacot is an experienced multimedia writer having created content for print, web, television, and more. She is the past producer of BIZTV, a national television network for businesses and entrepreneurs that reached more than 200,000 professionals. She has more than 15 years’ experience in healthcare marketing and was an advertising exec for Healthcare Journal of Baton Rouge, a trade publication focused on the healthcare industry, as well as the marketing director for a $5 million surgery center. Bacot is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in Marketing and Communications. She resides in Dallas when she’s not pursuing her love of travel. Tagged with: avoiding foreclosure Disaster Relief Foreclosure HUD The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago HUD announced today that it will provide foreclosure relief for the victims of Alabama’s deadly tornados that occurred earlier this week. Homeowners in certain areas affected who are at risk of losing their homes because of the disaster may be able to avoid the initiation of foreclosure for 90 days under this protection, and additional protection is available for low-income renters as well. This announcement is less than a week after HUD announced its approval of the U.S. Virgin Island’s latest disaster recovery action plan, which will invest an additional $779 million to help the state continues to rebuild from Hurricanes Maria and Irma.  A few of the key things HUD offers those covered are immediate foreclosure relief or an automatic 90-day moratorium on foreclosures of Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-insured home mortgages commenced for the counties covered under the Presidential declaration. In addition, it makes mortgage insurance available to disaster victims whose homes were destroyed or damaged beyond repair. Also, HUD’s Section 203(k) loan program enables those who have lost their homes to finance the purchase or refinance a house along with its repair through a single mortgage. Homeowners who have damaged houses can also finance the rehabilitation of their existing single-family home. In an effort to get help to those who need it, the department will share this information with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State on housing providers that may have available units in the impacted counties. This includes Public Housing Agencies and Multi-Family owners. The Department will also connect FEMA and the State to subject matter experts to provide information on HUD programs and providers.For the full report read here. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

Supreme Court Weekly Round Up

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court Weekly Round Up Sanya Talwar10 May 2020 3:54 AMShare This – xWeekly Round Up Of The Supreme Court Of India [Week Commencing May 4, 2020 To May 10, 2020]1. SARFEASI Act Applicable To Cooperative Banks : SC [Pandurang Ganpati Chaugule and others V. Vishwasrao Patil Murgud Sahakari Bank Limited]The Supreme Court held that the Securitization and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security (SARFREZI) Act, 2002 is applicable to Cooperative banks. A Constitution Bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra, Indira…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?Login1. SARFEASI Act Applicable To Cooperative Banks : SC  [Pandurang Ganpati Chaugule and others V. Vishwasrao Patil Murgud Sahakari Bank Limited]The Supreme Court held that the Securitization and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security (SARFREZI) Act, 2002 is applicable to Cooperative banks. A Constitution Bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra, Indira Banerjee, Vineet Saran, M R Shah and Aniruddha Bose upheld the 2003 notification issued under the Banking Regulation Act of 1949, by which co­operative bank was brought within the class of banks entitled to seek recourse to the provisions of the SARFAESI Act. Thus, the court held that Parliament had the legislative competence to bring cooperative banks under the ambit of SARFAESI Act. 2. Order XXIII Rule 3A CPC: Bar To File Separate Suit Challenging Compromise Decree Applies To Stranger Also: SC [Triloki Nath Singh V. Anirudh Singh]The Supreme Court held that the bar under Order 23 Rule 3A Civil Procedure Code to challenge a decree passed on a compromise in a separate suit, also applied to a stranger to the proceedings. A bench comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar and Ajay Rastogi examined the intent behind amending Order 23 and observed that “Finality of decisions is an underlying principle of all adjudicating forums. Thus, creation of further litigation should never be the basis of a compromise between the parties”3. [Contract Act] Sec 32 Instead Of Sec 56 Applies When Parties Agree In Advance On Contingency Which Makes Performance Impossible : SC [National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation V Alimenta SA]While discussing circumstances under which provisions of Sections 32 and 56 of the Indian Contract Act, 1872 applied, the Supreme Court considered the incidental question of whether the contract had become void under Section 32 or Section 56 of the Contract Act. A bench of Justices Arun Mishra, M R Shah and B R Gavai noted that the contract in this particular case had a clear stipulation regarding the necessity of Government sanction, without which export would be impossible. Thus, Section 32 – which applies in case the agreement itself provides for contingencies upon happening of which contract cannot be carried out, would apply. Apart from that, another main point in this case was whether a foreign award was opposed to public policy of India and was therefore unenforceable? [A Report on which may be read here]4. HC May Decline To Entertain A Writ Petition Which Raises Complex Questions Of Facts: SC [Punjab National Bank Vs. Atmanand Singh]”The High Court may decline to entertain a writ petition when it raises complex questions of facts” the Supreme Court reiterated. A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari noted that “when the petition raises questions of fact of complex nature, such as in the present case, which may for their determination require oral and documentary evidence to be produced and proved by the concerned party and also because the relief sought is merely for ordering a refund of money, the High Court should be loath in entertaining such writ petition and instead must relegate the parties to remedy of a civil suit.”5. Accused Can Challenge Conviction In Appeal Filed By The State Even If He Did Not Prefer A Formal Appeal: SC [State of Rajasthan V. Mehram] The Supreme Court observed that an accused can challenge the finding and order of conviction in the appeal filed by the State, even though the said accused had not preferred a formal appeal. A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari accepted the contention that the accused had a right to challenge the finding of guilt and conviction under Section 326 and 148, IPC, recorded against him, even though the said accused had not preferred a formal appeal against the impugned judgment. Court relied on Chandrakant Patil vs. State through CBI, Sumer Singh vs. Surajbhan Singh & Ors., State of Rajasthan vs. Ramanand vis-à-vis the settled legal position which predicates that in the appeal filed against the sentence on the ground of its inadequacy, the accused may plead for his acquittal or for reduction of the sentence. 6. HC Cannot Disregard Statutory Limitation Period To Entertain Writ Petition Challenging Order Passed By Statutory Authority: SC [Assistant Commissioner (CT) LTU, Kakinada V. M/s. Glaxo Smith KlineConsumer Health Care Limited]The Supreme Court observed that a High Court cannot disregard the statutory limitation period to entertain writ petition assailing orders passed by statutory authorities which were not appealed against before the expiry of the maximum limitation period. A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari held that “the powers of the High Court under Article 226 of the Constitution are wide, but certainly not wider than the plenary powers bestowed on this Court under Article 142 of the Constitution. Article 142 is a conglomeration and repository of the entire judicial powers under the Constitution, to do complete justice to the parties”.7. SC Extends Limitation Under Arbitration Act & Sec 138 Of Negotiable Instruments Act With Effect From March 15 [IN RE : Cognisance For Extension of Limitation]The Supreme Court extended the limitation period for statutory provisions under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act & the Arbitration & Concilliation Act with effect from March 15 until further orders. A bench of CJI S A Bobde, Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Hrishikesh Roy took note of its earlier March 23 order which had extended the limitation for filings in Courts/Tribunals and extended limitation vis-à-vis statutory provisions as aforementioned.8. SC Stays Orissa HC Order On Mandatory COVID-19 Testing For Migrants To Enter Odisha [Union of India V. Narayan Chandra Jena]The Supreme Court  stayed the order passed by the Orissa High Court on Thursday which directed that migrant workers should be allowed entry to Odisha only after testing negative for COVID-19. A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, S K Kaul and B R Gavai took up the issue  basis a mentioning made by Solicitor General of India. The bench observed that the impugned order created an unreasonable and impossible pre-condition on the part of governments and the migrant workers who wish to travel back to their places.9. Babri Demolition Case : SC Extends Deadline For CBI Court To Deliver Judgment Till August 31,2020 [State through CBI V. Kalyan Singh]Supreme Court extended the deadline for Special CBI Court, Lucknow to deliver judgment till August 31, 2020 criminal case pertianing to the the demolition of Babri Masjid. On July 19, 2019, the same bench of A bench of Justices RF Nariman and Surya Kant had directed the Trial Court to complete the recording of evidence within six months and deliver judgment within nine months. The Court had also directed the UP Government to issue administrative orders to extend the tenure of the Special Judge of CBI Court, Lucknow, who is holding the trial, till the delivery of judgment. On May 6, the trial judge, Sri Yadav, wrote to the SC seeking extension of time stating that even recording of evidence has not been completed10. Lack Of 4G Net Affecting Health Services & Online Education In J&K, Submit Petitioners; SC Reserves Orders [Foundation For Media Professionald V. Union of India, Soayib Qureshi V. Union of India, Private Schools Association Jammu & Kashmir V. Union of India]The Supreme Court reserved orders on the petitions seeking restoration of 4G internet speed in Jammu and Kashmir, particularly to enable access to health services and online education during COVID-19 lockdown. A bench comprising Justices N V Ramana, Surya Kant and B R Gavai also took on record written submissions of the parties.11. Plea Challenging Levy Of Interest On Loans During Lockdown: SC Asks SG To Take Instructions From RBI,Centre [Gajendra Sharma V. Union Of India]In a plea before the Supreme Court which sought to challenge on levy of interest on loan amounts during moratorium period as stipulated in RBI’s March 27 Notification, the Centre stated that it shall obtain instructions. A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, Sanjay Kishan Kaul & BR Gavai permitted Solicitor General Tushar Mehta time to seek instructions on the issue and listed the matter after two weeks. Also Read: RBI Advisory On Loan Moratorium : Frequently Asked Questions12. Women At Advance Stage Of Pregnancy Must Be Given Top Priority While Effectuating Cross-Border Evacuation: SC Tells Govt [Sanisha Thomas V. Union of India]While hearing a plea on behalf of over 250 pregnant Indian women praying for evacuation from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Supreme Court observed that women who are at the final stage of pregnancy (Third Trimester) must be given top priority for purposes of repatriation. A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, Sanjay Kishan Kaul & BR Gavai heard the plea whereunder, Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta submitted that the Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) for purposes of evacuation were being strictly followed. 13. ‘Let the Govt. Decide’: SC Dismisses Petition Seeking For Military Deployment For Proper Implementation Of Lockdown [Kamlakar Ratnakar Shenoy V. Union of India]The Supreme Court while dismissing a plea which sought for deployment of military forces in each state, for purposes of proper implementation of the Coronavirus-induced national lockdown observed that the issue was the prerogative of the Executive. A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, SK Kaul and BR Gavai was not inclined to hear the issue and directed the petitioner to withdraw the petition, stating that the government may decide where military is required to be deployed.14. SC Imposes Costs of Rs. 10,000 and Dismisses Petition Seeking for Use of “Physical Distancing” Instead of “Social Distancing” [Shakeel Qureshi V. Union of India]The Supreme Court dismissed a petition seeking for directions for use of the term “physical distancing” instead of “social distancing”. A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, SK Kaul and BR Gavai dismissed the petition imposing cost(s) of Rs. 10,000/- (to be deposited in the Supreme Court Mediation Centre) within a period of eight weeks.15. States Can Consider Home Delivery Of Liquor/Indirect Sale To Facilitate Social Distancing: SC [Guruswamy Nataraj V. Union of India]The Supreme Court observed that the State can consider selling liquor via Home Delivery and/or inculcate indirect sales during the Coronavirus induced lockdown. A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and BR Gavai made this remark while hearing a petition challenging the opening of liquor shops by various State Governments. The bench observed that passing orders on the plea under Article 32 was not feasible and added that States must effectuate social distancing while selling liquor by considering the other viable options.Next Storylast_img read more

Alabama’s First Lady visits county elementary schools

first_img Sponsored Content Third graders at Pike County Elementary School and Banks Primary School had a very important visitor on Wednesday.Alabama First Lady Dianne Bentley visits with Banks student Gage Horn Wednesday.And, they felt very important themselves because it’s not often that someone as notable as Alabama’s First Lady visits the school, said Anita Grant, PCES principal.“We are very honored and excited to have Alabama First Lady Dianne Bentley visit our school,” Grant said. “I think this is the first time a First Lady has visited our school so this is a very special occasion for us.” Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Bentley read to the students at both schools.Alabama’s First Lady chose, “The Marshmallow Incident” by popular children’s author, Judi Barrett, to read to the third-graders at PCES and “Night in the Barn” by Faye Gibbons for the students at Banks Primary.“Faye Gibbons is an Alabama author and I like to promote Alabama authors and I like to promote Alabama,” Bentley told the students. “And, I love to learn more about Alabama.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Alabama’s First Lady visits county elementary schools She took time to talk to the students about what it’s like to be Alabama’s First Lady and the Governor’s wife.“I’m the Governor’s helper,” she said. “My husband wants more jobs for Alabama and we have dinners and other events that will help us get those jobs. I help him with those events.”Bentley said that, as First Lady, she has an agenda and that is reading.“I love children and I want to encourage children to read,” she said. “I enjoy reading myself.” Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel In response to a student’s question, Bentley said that being the First Lady was, at first, “overwhelming.”“I didn’t know what to do but, I’ve been the First Lady for three years and I know more,” she said. “I’ve gotten to travel with my husband, the Governor, and we’ve been to London, France, Germany and South Korea. I’ve learned a lot from those travels.”Bentley talked to the children about living in Montgomery, the state’s capital city.She told them that her husband, Gov. Robert Bentley, works at the capitol building on Dexter Avenue and they live in the Governor’s Mansion on Perry Street.“Some people think that we are rich because we live in a mansion,” Bentley said. “But, the mansion is not our house. It belongs to the people of Alabama.”She told the students that they can tour the Governor’s Mansion on certain days if prior arrangements have been made.Bentley said the mansion is a large house with a big yard with many camellias, which are the state flower.“What the children who visit the mansion like the most is the swimming pool, which is shaped like the state of Alabama,” she said.The students had many questions for Alabama’s First Lady. Many of her answers surprised the children but none as much as the answer to “How much money do you make?”“There are a lot of people who don’t have jobs,” Bentley said in response. “When Gov. Bentley was elected, he promised that he would not take any money until the unemployment is zero. So, we work for free.”Bentley visited the Pike County elementary schools at the invitation of Donna Horn, whose daughter, Angie Horn Stalnaker, is the Governor’s political consultant, and whose grandson, Gage Horn, is a third-grader at Banks Primary School. Email the author You Might Like Artist reception tonight at Johnson Center The Johnson Center for the Arts in downtown Troy will host a public reception for the Walter Black and Mose… read more Skip By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, May 15, 2013last_img read more

Guide prompts more strategic approach

first_imgGuide prompts more strategic approachOn 16 Sep 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Local government employers are to benefit from new workforce planningguidance to help them adopt a more strategic approach to meeting staffshortages. The Employers Organisation for local government (EO) has launched the Guideto Workforce Planning in Local Authorities, which is designed to help employersassess how many employees are, and will be needed, and to ensure sufficient andappropriate training and development is provided. It also aims to assist authorities in coping with peaks and troughs insupply and demand for different skills while retaining employees, andidentifying longer-term workplace accommodation requirements. The guide will help councils link their HR policy to business strategy toenable the delivery of improved services. Kelly Sandiford, assistant director of skills and development at EO, saidthe document would help local authority employers create a more systematic approachto filling skills gaps. She said that Comprehensive Performance Assessments of local authorities hadshown that better results were achieved when local government undertookworkforce planning. “Authorities have to recognise that they deliver their services throughtheir people, and without proper skills this cannot be done,” she said.”Workforce planning leads to workforce development, which in turn meansbetter service delivery.” Alan Warner, vice-president of the Society of Personnel Officers (Socpo) agreedthere was a need for greater workforce planning skills. He said the newguidance highlighted the need for councils to improve staff planning at a locallevel, but he warned that there was no crystal ball that could provide all theanswers. “Councils must make sure the information they gather is relevant andnot just academic, “he said. By Michael MillarWeblink www.lg-employers.gov.uk/publicationslast_img read more

VAALCO announces successful workover at South East Etame 2H Well and first quarter 2020 Production of 4,944 NRI BOPD

first_img During the first quarter of 2020, the company brought two new wells online. (Credit: Pixabay) VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY; LSE: EGY) (“VAALCO” or the “Company”) today provided an operational update including the successful completion of the South East Etame 2H workover and the release of the drilling rig used in its highly successful 2019/2020 drilling program.HighlightsSuccessfully completed a planned workover on the South East Etame 2H well and restored 2,400 gross barrels of oil per day (“BOPD”), 650 BOPD net revenue interest (“NRI”)(1) to VAALCO;Increased total Company production to approximately 5,400 BOPD NRI or 6,200 working interest (“WI”)(2) BOPD following the successful workover;Released the Vantage Drilling International Topaz jackup drilling rig on April 9, 2020;Produced 4,944 BOPD NRI, or 5,683 BOPD WI in the first quarter of 2020, near the high end of first quarter guidance (4,700 – 5,000 NRI);Reported sales volumes of 294,000 barrels of oil, net to VAALCO for the first quarter of 2020 as compared to 318,000 barrels for the fourth quarter of 2019;Reaffirmed full year 2020 production guidance at 4,400 to 5,000 BOPD NRI (being 5,100 to 5,750 BOPD WI), andExperienced no material disruptions in operations to date due to current worldwide COVID-19 crisis. The workover on the South East Etame 2H well successfully restored 2,400 gross BOPD All NRI production rates and volumes are VAALCO’s 31.1% WI less 13% royalty volumes.All WI production rates and volumes are VAALCO’s 31.1% WI.Cary Bounds, Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We continue to execute operationally and have restored 2,400 gross BOPD of production with the successful workover of the South East Etame 2H well. We have now released the Vantage drilling rig after completing the successful 2019/2020 drilling campaign and executing two workovers that restored production from wells that were shut in due to electronic submersible pump (“ESP”) failures. We have elected not to pursue any additional preemptive workovers at this time. We are proud of the highly successful and transformational drilling program that has added meaningful production and significantly reduced our operating costs per barrel. For the first quarter 2020, production was 4,944 BOPD NRI, which is 35% greater than our Q4 2019 average production and is our highest production since Q4 2015. This gives us confidence to reaffirm our full year 2020 production guidance of 4,400 to 5,000 BOPD NRI. In addition, our strong production has helped to lower our operational breakeven cost of approximately $31.00 per barrel and, coupled with our current hedge portfolio, positions us well to navigate through the uncertain macro environment we face today. Thus far, VAALCO’s operations have not been disrupted by the global COVID-19 pandemic, and we have managed through the logistical challenges that we have faced since the outbreak. VAALCO continues to put the safety of our workers and local stakeholders first and has contingency plans in place in the event that we are directly impacted. We remain committed to capital efficiency, controlling costs and optimizing production to ensure VAALCO generates long-term value for our shareholders.”Operational UpdateThe workover on the South East Etame 2H well successfully restored 2,400 gross BOPD, or 650 BOPD NRI to VAALCO, in line with the production level prior to when the ESP failed in early March 2020. VAALCO released the Vantage rig on April 9, 2020 and does not currently expect to perform any additional workovers in order to better preserve cash flow in the current uncertain environment.With the completion of the 2019/2020 drilling campaign and the successful South East Etame 2H workover, total Company production is approximately 20,000 gross BOPD or 5,400 BOPD NRI to VAALCO. During the first quarter of 2020, the Company brought two new wells online, experienced normal operational downtime associated with simultaneous production and drilling/completion operations and brought production back online as a result of performing two workovers. Production for the first quarter of 2020 was 18,298 gross BOPD or 4,944 BOPD NRI to VAALCO.During the first quarter of 2020, VAALCO had two liftings, one in January and one in February, but the next lifting for 85,000 barrels of oil that was scheduled for March was delayed to April 1st due to poor weather conditions. As a result, the sales volumes for the quarter were 294,000 barrels of oil, net to VAALCO as compared to 318,000 barrels for the fourth quarter of 2019, despite the higher production in the first quarter of 2020.Thus far, VAALCO’s operations have not been materially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and wellbeing of employees remains paramount, and as such, VAALCO continues to work with its regional partners to ensure the Company operates as safely as possible, applying best practice protocols as instructed by the respective governments. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more