Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc 2009 Abridged Report

first_imgTaj Pamodzi Hotels Plc (PMODZI.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2009 abridged results.For more information about Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc (PMODZI.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc (PMODZI.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc (PMODZI.zm)  2009 abridged results.Company ProfileTaj Pamodzi Hotel Plc is a leading hospitality company in Zambia, offering five-star accommodation and facilities for individual and business travellers. The company owns and operates Taj Pamodzi Hotel which is based in the central business district of Lusaka, and conveniently located to the international airport. The hotel boasts 193 luxury rooms, five meeting rooms and a selection of restaurants. The luxury hotel also has onsite a fully-equipped health and fitness centre with a heated swimming pool, a wellness and beauty spa, medical clinic, hair salon and florist. Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc is a subsidiary of Tata Zambia Limited, an international automobile assembly and distributor company. Taj Pamodzi Hotel Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgLucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLucara Diamond Corporation is a diamond exploration and mining company which operates in southern Africa. Its principal asset is the wholly-owned Karowe Mine in Botswana where Lesidi La Rona was found; the world’s second largest gem-quality diamond. Karowe Mine consistently produces large Type IIA stones and has an estimated worth of $US2.2 billion unmined diamonds. Lucara Diamond Corporation also has interests in the Mothae Diamond Project in Lesotho and the Kavango Diamond Project in Namibia. The company was previously known as Bannockburn Resources Limited, but the name was changed to Lucara Diamond Corporation in 2007. Lucara Diamond Corporation is a member of the Lundin Group of Companies with its head office based in Vancouver, Canada.last_img read more

Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) Q12018 Presentation

first_imgSterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng)  2018 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileSterling Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the corporate and commercial sectors as well as high net-worth individuals, small businesses and joint venture partnerships. The company provides a full-service offering for consumer and commercial banking as well as corporate, investment and wholesale banking. This includes loans and advances, letters of credit, equipment leasing, money market operations and electronic banking as well as financial advisory and securities trading services. The company was founded in 1960 and formerly known as NAL Bank Plc. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Sterling Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Apopka’s biggest story of 2017: 11 finalists emerge

first_img Yeah I voted Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 January 4, 2018 at 11:02 pm You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 2 COMMENTS Donna Eiger Please enter your comment! TAGSBiggest stories of 2017 Previous articleWhy does using a period in a text message make you sound insincere or angry?Next articleThe partnership between Florida Hospital and the UCF Knights… Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR So excited for the New Errol Development. Apopka needs this. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img Reply Lisa Barnes Please enter your name here January 1, 2018 at 9:15 pm The Anatomy of Fear It was a noteworthy year in Apopka. A mayor’s race started. An iconic commissioner announced his retirement. And Florida Hospital Apopka began a new era.But which was the biggest story in Apopka in 2017?For the past week, The Apopka Voice re-published the most important stories of 2017. In readership, Facebook likes, and comments, 11 of the 24 stories that we re-published stood out as the most popular. But which was the most popular? Which was the biggest story? We will let the readers decide.Over the next few days, The Apopka Voice will publish a poll which asks you to vote on which story was the biggest of the year. Let us know what you think. On Friday, January 5th we will close the voting and publish the results as well as the winning article.Happy 2018 Apopka.Proceed Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Best Tries of the Top 14 – Round 2 – 2012

first_imgWednesday Sep 5, 2012 Best Tries of the Top 14 – Round 2 – 2012 While Round 1 wasn’t the most entertaining in terms of try-scoring feats, Round 2 of the French Top 14 served up some excellent play, the best of which is included in this Canal Plus compilation. You may have seen some of them on RD already, but here’s another look for those who haven’t.Toulouse and Mont De Marsan produced two of the best, while other favourites include Sergio Parisse’s effort for Stade Francais, and Virimi Vakatawa for Racing Metro.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors 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 MarryNueeyThe 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

WATCH: Full episode 4 of RugbyPass Offload as Hartley and Wilson get stuck in

first_imgWednesday Oct 28, 2020 WATCH: Full episode 4 of RugbyPass Offload as Hartley and Wilson get stuck in RugbyPass Offload | Episode 4 Scotland’s Ryan Wilson joins us for a full episode this week alongside Dylan Hartley and Christina. We look forward to the final round of this year’s Guinness Six Nations, discuss away days, WAGS, reaction to Eddie Jones’ England squad and lots moreShareVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteCurrent Time 0:01/Duration 48:36Loaded: 1.03%00:01Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently behind liveLIVERemaining Time -48:35 1xPlayback RateChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 1xPlayback RateFullscreen Facebook Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Tumblr Twitter Click here to autoplay videos below. In this latest episode of RugbyPass Offload, Ryan Wilson joins Christina Mahon and Dylan Hartley for the full episode as some great stories are told, there’s more inside insight, and the England squad is discussed.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

House GT / Archinauten

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/769544/house-gt-archinauten Clipboard Photographs:  Courtesy of ArchinautenSave this picture!Courtesy of ArchinautenRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. The inclined plot on the outskirts of Linz lies in the middle of nature, has a panoramic view and is characterized by its topography. The design approach was therefore closely connected to the these conditions and revolved around the idea of cutting out a strip of “wild nature” and “cultivate” it.Save this picture!Courtesy of ArchinautenLike a pavilion the living space lays on top of the building – transparency dominates the space – especially towards the cut-out garden. The complete south façade is covered by an intelligent and electrically driven shading system, which works as a filtering layer that regulates the amount of sunlight and openness towards the lower situated street. The shading system from perforated steel folding elements, reacts to the needs of the user and influences highly the appearance of the façade.Save this picture!Courtesy of ArchinautenSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!Courtesy of ArchinautenThe bedrooms are situated beneath the top floor but are still connected to the cut-out garden by an atrium with sloped outside corridor. The entrance on the ground floor connects the street and lift to the upper floor by an entrance hall with a huge roof light area. The recessed first floor contains an office space and utility room. The light source, a line of windows, which covers the whole front, works as a boundary for the cantilevered upper floors.Save this picture!Courtesy of ArchinautenProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Whole Building’s a Stage in This Conceptual Cirque du Soleil Theatre DesignUnbuilt ProjectForty-Six Dwellings / Jean-François SchmitSelected Projects Share Houses House GT / ArchinautenSave this projectSaveHouse GT / Archinauten Projects ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/769544/house-gt-archinauten Clipboard House GT / Archinauten Year:  Year:  Save this picture!Courtesy of Archinauten+ 22 Sharecenter_img Architects: Archinauten Year Completion year of this architecture project 2014 CopyHouses•Linz, Austria Austria 2014 CopyAbout this officeArchinautenOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLinzAustriaPublished on July 05, 2015Cite: “House GT / Archinauten” 05 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodClick Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownAcousticKvadrat AcousticsAcoustic Panel System in AMOREPACIFIC HeadquartersStonesCosentinoSilestone® Surfaces – Loft SeriesWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – NestAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamStoolsWilkhahnOffice Stool – Aline-SBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsUniosHorticultural Luminaire – Kobe FloMore 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 Photographs “COPY” “COPY”last_img read more

Voya Financial Advances Its Workplace Strategy Through Sale of Independent Financial Planning Channel

first_img Pinterest NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Cetera Financial Group, Inc. (Cetera), one of the nation’s largest networks of independently managed broker-dealers, for Cetera to acquire the independent financial planning channel of Voya Financial Advisors (VFA), Voya’s registered investment advisor and broker-dealer. Through the transaction, approximately 900 independent financial professionals serving retail customers with approximately $40 billion in assets will become part of Cetera. The VFA legal entity and approximately 600 field and phone-based financial professionals who support Voya’s Retirement business and clients will remain with Voya. These individuals provide guidance, advice and financial wellness solutions to Voya’s plan sponsor clients and their plan participants and are core to Voya’s workplace strategy. Specifically, Voya’s field and phone-based financial professionals help Voya’s customers meet their evolving needs with both in-person financial planning as well as Voya’s award-winning digital financial wellness tools to offer more personalized planning for employers and their employees. The transaction reflects Voya’s increased focus on institutional clients and financial planning support that is closely aligned with the worksite, from large to small employers across all market segments and their millions of employees across the U.S. “At Voya, we are committed to helping millions of Americans improve their financial well-being by supporting their health and wealth programs through the workplace,” said Rodney O. Martin, Jr., chairman and CEO, Voya Financial, Inc. “This transaction is an opportunity to position our financial advisory teams for continued success, with our field and phone-based financial professionals being an important and strategic part of Voya and enabling us to meet the growing financial wellness needs of employers, employees and their households. These 600 field and phone-based financial professionals provide guidance to our workplace clients through a multi-channel, personalized, flexible service model in order to serve customers when, where and how they need.” Voya expects that the transaction will provide the company with over $300 million in deployable proceeds at closing. “The proceeds generated by the transaction will add to our strong excess capital position and reinforces the significant progress we have made in focusing our operations on workplace solutions and institutional clients. In addition to returning excess capital to shareholders, we also will continue to reinvest in our Retirement, Investment Management and Employee Benefits businesses to support our growth plans. We believe that we are well positioned to continue our positive momentum and achieve strong outcomes for all of our stakeholders,” added Martin. Voya noted that it intends to provide more details on the transaction during its fourth-quarter and full-year 2020 earnings call on Feb. 10, 2021. The transaction is expected to close in the second or third quarter of 2021, subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals. Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC is serving as financial advisor, and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is serving as legal counsel to Voya in connection with this transaction. About Voya Financial ® Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings — to get ready to retire better. Serving the financial needs of approximately 13.8 million individual and institutional customers in the United States, Voya is a Fortune 500 company that had $7.5 billion in revenue in 2019. The company had $657 billion in total assets under management and administration as of Sept. 30, 2020. With a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time — Voya’s vision is to be America’s Retirement Company ®. Certified as a “Great Place to Work” by the Great Place to Work ® Institute, Voya is equally committed to conducting business in a way that is socially, environmentally, economically and ethically responsible. Voya has been recognized as a 2020 World’s Most Admired Company by Fortune magazine; one of the 2020 World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute; as a member of the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index; and as a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” on the Disability Equality Index by Disability:IN. For more information, visit voya.com. Follow Voya Financial on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter @Voya. Forward-Looking and Other Cautionary Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The company does not assume any obligation to revise or update these statements to reflect new information, subsequent events or changes in strategy. Forward-looking statements include statements relating to future developments in our business or expectations for our future financial performance and any statement not involving a historical fact. Forward-looking statements use words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with a discussion of future operating or financial performance. Actual results, performance or events may differ materially from those projected in any forward-looking statement due to, among other things, (i) general economic conditions, particularly economic conditions in our core markets, (ii) performance of financial markets, (iii) the frequency and severity of insured loss events, (iv) the effects of natural or man-made disasters, including pandemic events and specifically the current COVID-19 pandemic event, (v) mortality and morbidity levels, (vi) persistency and lapse levels, (vii) interest rates, (viii) currency exchange rates, (ix) general competitive factors, (x) changes in laws and regulations, such as those relating to Federal taxation, state insurance regulations and NAIC regulations and guidelines, (xi) changes in the policies of governments and/or regulatory authorities, and (xii) our ability to successfully manage the separation of our individual life and legacy variable annuities businesses on the expected timeline and economic terms. Factors that may cause actual results to differ from those in any forward-looking statement also include those described under “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Results of Operations and Financial Condition (“MD&A”) – Trends and Uncertainties” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2019, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on Feb. 21, 2020, and in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended Sept. 30, 2020, filed with the SEC on Nov. 5, 2020. VOYA-IR VOYA-CF View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005453/en/ CONTACT: Media Contact: Christopher Breslin (212) 309-8941 [email protected] Investor Contact: Michael Katz (212) 309-8999 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BANKING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FINANCE SOURCE: Voya Financial, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 08:15 AM/DISC: 02/08/2021 08:15 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005453/en Twitter TAGS  Facebook Local NewsBusiness Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 center_img Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Voya Financial Advances Its Workplace Strategy Through Sale of Independent Financial Planning Channel WhatsApp Previous articleTop Cannabis Businesses, Associations, and Advocacy Organizations Join Forces to Launch U.S. Cannabis CouncilNext articleWorldwide Latent TB Detection Industry to 2027 – Government Initiatives to Promote Tuberculosis Detection are Driving Growth – ResearchAndMarkets.com Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

All Communities & Castes Are Presumed To Have Made Advancement, Unless Rebutted : Supreme Court In Maratha Quota Case

first_imgTop StoriesAll Communities & Castes Are Presumed To Have Made Advancement, Unless Rebutted : Supreme Court In Maratha Quota Case LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK5 May 2021 9:55 PMShare This – xIn the judgment striking down Maratha quota as unconstitutional, a constitution bench of the Supreme Court observed that there is a rebuttable presumption that all communities and castes have marched towards advancement.”We have completed more than 70 years of independence, all governments have been making efforts and taking measures for overall developments of all classes and communities. There is a presumption unless rebutted that all communities and castes have marched towards advancement”, the lead judgment written by Justice Ashok Bhushan said(paragraph 327).”We are constrained to observe that when more people aspire for backwardness instead of forwardness, the country itself stagnates which situation is not in accord with constitutional objectives”, Justice Bhushan added in the judgment(paragraph 328).The 5-judge bench, also comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao, S Abdul Nazeer, Hemant Gupta and S Ravindra Bhat, held that there were no “exceptional circumstances” to justify the grant of reservation to Maratha community as a Socially and Economically Backward Class(SEBC) exceeding the ceiling limit of 50%.Marathas dominant and forward classThe Court observed that “Marathas are dominant forward class and are in mainstream of National Life”.It also held that the fact that 85% of the population is backward is not a ground to breach the 50% limit.Adequate Representation does not mean proportionate representationAfter elaborately referring to statistics regarding the representation of Marathas in government jobs, the Court held that Marathas are adequately represented in services.”The above representation of Marathas in public services in Grade-A, B, C and D are adequate and satisfactory. One community bagging such number of posts in public services is a matter of pride for the community and its representation in no manner can be said to not adequate in public services. The Constitutional pre-condition that backward class isnot adequately represented is not fulfilled. The State Government has formed opinion on the basis of the above figures submitted by the Gaikwad Commission. The opinion of the State Government being based on the report, not fulfilling the Constitutional requirement for granting reservation to Maratha community becomes unsustainable”.The Court held that there need not representation proportionate to the population of the community. What is required by the State for providing reservation under Article 16(4) is not proportionate representation but adequate representation. But the Gaikwad commission proceeded on the basis of proportionate representation.”The constitutional precondition as mandated by Article 16(4) being not fulfilled with regard to Maratha class, both the Gaikwad Commission’s report and consequential legislation are unsustainable. We thus hold that Maratha class was not entitled for any reservation under Article 16(4) and grant of reservation under Article 16(4) is unconstitutional and cannot be sustained”, the Court held.Marathas not socially or educationally backwardThe Court said that the facts and figures which were obtained by the Commission itself indicate that students of Maratha community have succeeded in open competition and got admissions in all the streams including Engineering, Medical Graduation and Post-Graduation Courses and their percentage is not negligible. The Court also noted that in IAS, IPS and IFS ,percentage of Maratha out of the posts filled from open category candidates comes to 15.52, 27.85 and17.97 percentage respectively, “which is substantial representation of Marathas in prestigious Central services”.The Court held that the mere fact that the percentage of Marathas in engineering, medical, PG courses, higher academic posts and central services are not proportionate to their population is not indicative of their social and economic backwardness.”…data and facts which have been collected by the Commission noted above clearly indicate that Marathas are neither socially nor educationally backward and the conclusion recorded by the Gaikwad Commission on the basis of its marking system, indicator and marking is not sufficient to conclude that Marathas are socially and educationally backward”, the Court said.Reservation not the only form of affirmative actionThe Court also suggested that it was time to think beyond reservations in public services as the only means of uplifting the weaker classes.”Providing reservation for advancement of any socially and educationally backward class in public services is not the only means and method for improving the welfare of backward class. The State ought to bring other measures including providing educational facilities to the members of backward class free of cost, giving concession in fee, providing opportunities for skill development to enable the candidates from the backward class to be self-reliant”, the Court said.The bench also reiterated that the 50% ceiling limit on reservation was based on the principle of equality under Article 14 and refused to revisit the dictum laid down in the Indira Sawhney case.”To change the 50% limit is to have a society which is not founded on equality but based on caste-rule. The democracy is an essential feature of our Constitution and part of our basic structure. If the reservation goes above 50% limit which is a reasonable, it will be slippery slope, the political pressure, make it hardly to reduce the same. Thus,answer to the question posed is that the percentage of 50% has been arrived at on the principle of reasonability and achieves equality as enshrined by Article 14 of which Articles 15 and 16 are facets”, Justice Bhushan’s judgment said.Also from the judgment:States Have No Power To ‘Identify’ Socially & Educationally Backward Classes After 102nd Constitution Amendment : Supreme Court Holds By 3:2 Majority Supreme Court Strikes Down Maratha Quota; Says No Exceptional Circumstance To Grant Reservation In Excess Of 50% Ceiling Limit ‘To Change 50% Reservation Limit Is To Have A Society Which Is Not Founded On Equality But Based On Caste Rule’: SC Refuses To Revisit Indra Sawhney Judgment Case: Dr Jaishree Laxmanrao Patil v Chief Minister [CA 3123 of 2020]Coram : Justices Ashok Bhushan, L Nageswara Rao, S Abdul Nazeer, Hemant Gupta and S Ravindra Bhat Citation : LL 2021 SC 243 Click here to read/download the judgmentTagsMaratha Quota Case Maratha Reservation Justice Ashok Bhushan #Justice L Nageswara Rao Justice S Ravindra Bhat Next Storylast_img read more

Concern over pace of progress on social housing in Donegal

first_img Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Twitter Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Concern over pace of progress on social housing in Donegal Facebook Pinterest By News Highland – December 21, 2018 center_img AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Previous articlePositives on a difficult night for DerryNext articleBreaking news: House sealed off after suspected arson attack News Highland Concern has been raised over the pace of progress on social housing in Donegal.While 2018 has seen a number of turnkey developments in the county coming to fruition, it’s been claimed that a crisis is growing particularly in the West Donegal area.Cllr Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig believes that more new builds need to commence across Donegal in a bid to alleviate the problem.He fears that not enough is being done and is calling for a change of policy:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/michchkljkljlkjlousing.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Harps come back to win in Waterford Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more