Truworths Limited (TRUW.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2010 abridged results.For more information about Truworths Limited (TRUW.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Truworths Limited (TRUW.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Truworths Limited (TRUW.zw) 2010 abridged results.Company ProfileTruworths Limited in Zimbabwe is part of Truworths International; an investment holding company that retails casual-wear clothing, footwear and fashion accessories in branded stores located in the major towns and cities of Zimbabwe. The company sells fashionwear and accessories under different brand names, including Daniel Hechter, Truworths Man, Ginger Mary, Zeta Inwear, Identity and LTD. Truworths brands are also sold through specialist retail outlets such as YDE, Uzzi, Earthaddict, Earthchild and Naartjie. The boutique range of accessories sold by Truworths includes watches, sunglasses, fragrances and gift ideas. Truworths Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
Japaul Gold & Ventures PLC (JAPAUL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Japaul Gold & Ventures PLC (JAPAUL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Japaul Gold & Ventures PLC (JAPAUL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Japaul Gold & Ventures PLC (JAPAUL.ng) 2011 annual report.Company ProfileJapaul Gold & Ventures PLC, formerly known as Japaul Oil & Maritime Services Plc is a mining and technology development business listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. The Company’s services include mining, dredging, offshore/vessel chartering and technology. Its mining service is engaged in solid mineral mining with interest in minerals, such as gold, tin, copper, lithium, lead, zinc and hard rock. The Company’s dredging business offers complete dredging solutions, such as reclamation, shore protection, stockpiling, breakwater construction, sweeping of access sites and slots and river crossing. The Company’s vessel chartering offers fleet of vessels, such as offshore support vessels (OSVs), anchor handling tug supply vessels (AHTS) and diving support vessels. It provides its services to the offshore oil and gas, and shipping industries. The Company’s technology services provide technology and enterprise solution services to support governmental, services and manufacturing industries.
England’s Mike Tindall attends the captain’s run training session on the eve of the 2011 Rugby World Cup match pool B between Argentina and England at Otago stadium in Dunedin on September 9, 2011 . AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS One expensive night out – Tindall thrown out of the England Squad and fined £25 000THE Rugby Football Union has taken the following disciplinary action regarding breaches of the England Elite Player Squad Agreement during the 2011 Rugby World Cup:Mike Tindall has been removed from the England Elite Player Squad with immediate effect and fined £25,000 for his conduct around the events that took place in Queenstown on the night of Sunday, September 11, 2011Chris Ashton has been fined £5,000 (fine suspended until December 31, 2012), for his part in the events in Dunedin on Friday, September 9, 2011 and warned as to his future conductJames Haskell has been fined £5,000 (fine suspended until December 31, 2012), for his part in the events in Dunedin on Friday, September 9, 2011 and warned as to his future conductDylan Hartley has been cleared of being involved in the exchange of inappropriate language which led to allegations of wrongdoing against himself, Chris Ashton and James Haskell, in Dunedin on Friday, September 9, 2011The sanctions follow appearances by the players before the RFU’s Professional Rugby Director Rob Andrew and Legal and Governance Director Karena Vleck.Rob Andrew said: “We have considered all the evidence carefully and interviewed the players at length. These actions have not been taken lightly but we believe that in all these cases the sanctions are commensurate with the level of seriousness of what occurred.“Mike Tindall’s actions reached a level of misconduct that was unacceptable in a senior England player and amounted to a very serious breach of the EPS Code of Conduct. Whilst we acknowledge his previous good character it needs to be made clear that what he did will not be tolerated.“Regarding the events in Dunedin, it should be stressed that the allegations of very serious wrong-doing made against Chris Ashton, Dylan Hartley and James Haskell by Annabel Newton, a member of staff at the team hotel, were entirely false. We do not believe the players had any intention to sexually harass or intimidate Ms Newton. “However, the incident is precisely the kind of dangerous, compromising situation the players were warned about prior to departure for New Zealand and that they were specifically told to avoid in the EPS Code of Conduct.“While we found that Dylan Hartley played no part in the ill-considered exchange with Annabel Newton, Chris Ashton and James Haskell’s behaviour on September 9 did breach the EPS Code of Conduct and they have each been given suspended fines of £5,000. If they commit any further breaches of the Code before December 31, 2012 the fines will become due.“Finally, these episodes and the subsequent disciplinary action should stand as a strong reminder that the highest standards of personal conduct are expected from any England player on and off the field.” The players have the right to appeal to the RFU Acting Chief Executive within three working days from today.The RFU will not be making any further comment about the above action.
Indigo Slam / Smart Design Studio CopyHouses•Chippendale, Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/799154/indigo-slam-smart-design-studio Clipboard Houses ArchDaily Structural Engineer:Brian WoodElectrical Engineer:Renata OliveiraHydraulic Engineers:Leon Dimino, Scott MurrayProject Managers:Chris Peter, Paul IshakFurniture Design:Khai LiewLandscape Architect:Christopher OwenQuantity Surveyor:Janet LumGeotechnical Engineer:Todd HoreCivil Engineer:Kelvin HoleyBasix:Graham HuntAustralia Certifier:Peter AntcliffeMechanical Engineer:Michael De Maio, Michael WhytlawFacade Engineer:Peter RomeosSurveyor:Stuart De NettArchitects In Charge:William Smart, Nicole Leuning, Luke Moloney, James Ho, Joey ChengCity:ChippendaleCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sharrin ReesRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinText description provided by the architects. A piece of sculpture to be lived in, this exciting project fronts newly-built Central Park in Sydney’s Chippendale and creates an inspiring residence for an art collector. Behind a façade of sculpted concrete, serene living spaces and monumental halls create a dynamic spatial interplay of spare interiors in which the main decorative element is light.Save this picture!© Sharrin ReesThe concrete façade of Indigo Slam is alive to the changes wrought by light, shade, sun and cloud, providing the new urban park across the road with a lively backdrop to public life. Approaching from O’Connor Street, a patterned steel screen opens to lead the visitor into a generous coved vestibule.Save this picture!© Sharrin ReesFrom here, the space compresses to a low and narrow corridor before suddenly opening to a cavernous stair hall lit from concealed roof lights overhead. This room is a space unique in Australian residential architecture – grand and austere in its size and sparseness, but inviting and exciting as it leads one upwards through the building. Save this picture!© David RocheAs a counterpoint to this dramatic spatial sequence, the living areas leading off it are informal and intimate. Bedroom suites occupy the first floor, overlooking the public park to the north. The curves and planes of the façade here act as screens to provide privacy and shade for the occupants.Save this picture!© Sharrin ReesOn the second floor, sitting and dining rooms overlook the park. A sky-lit kitchen and study look back into the building, creating views across the stair hall. To the south, a small garden flat and three car garage address Dick Street.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!2nd Floor PlanSpaces are large but not ostentatious. Internal finishes are modest and pared-back: floors are brick-paved, walls are set render, fittings are simple.Save this picture!© Sharrin ReesThe brief was for Indigo Slam to last 100 years. Materials are selected to wear and endure and fittings to last, with operable elements mechanically rather than digitally operated. These include oversized vertical timber blinds that turn and retract by means of hanging chains and awning windows operated by geared winders. The brass armatures for these moving parts lend a finely grained detail to the interior and to the steel, glass and concrete of the building façade.Save this picture!SectionThe project aspires to an exemplary level of environmentally sustainable design with natural lighting, cross-ventilation, rainwater harvesting and adherence to passive solar design principles reducing the energy and water load of the building. Geothermal heating and cooling have also been incorporated into the design and solar hot water and photovoltaic cells populate the roof.Save this picture!© Sharrin ReesIndigo Slam represents a rare opportunity to add a large residence of substantial quality and architectural merit to the diverse neighbourhood of Chippendale, and participate in the reinvigoration this part of Sydney as a place of architectural and cultural interest.Save this picture!© David RocheProduct Description. To explore an innovative new way of designing the skin of a building, a language of cutting, folding and stitching together was established; something once flat is made three dimensional and something once blank creates and enfolds space. The sculpted façades of Indigo Slam became alive to the changes wrought by light, shade, sun and cloud. The curves and creases of the concrete façade fold, open or close, concealing and revealing, to create privacy, open to the light, form a balcony or maintain outlook as the rooms demand. The plasticity of concrete was essential to creating the forms of the façade and the texture and colour of the white concrete provide the new urban park across the road with a lively backdrop to public life.Save this picture!© Sharrin ReesProject gallerySee allShow lessWheat Youth Arts Hotel / X+LivingSelected ProjectsOffice in Sendagaya / Yoshi Kishida/2001Selected Projects Share Architects: Smart Design Studio Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Photographs: David Roche, Sharrin Rees Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Indigo Slam / Smart Design StudioSave this projectSaveIndigo Slam / Smart Design Studio 2016 Year: Lighting Design: Save this picture!© David Roche+ 28 Share “COPY” “COPY” Manufacturers: Austral Bricks, Lafarge Holcim Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/799154/indigo-slam-smart-design-studio Clipboard Emrah Baki Ulas Projects CopyAbout this officeSmart Design StudioOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChippendaleAustraliaPublished on November 11, 2016Cite: “Indigo Slam / Smart Design Studio” 10 Nov 2016. 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Disabled and elderly paratransit riders in Seattle have won a victory over the corporate criminal, Veolia corporation, which for years has delivered negligent service to the disabled riding public. King County Metro Transit, which controls the Access Paratransit, just got rid of its contractor, Veolia, after years of public pressure and organizing. The Stop Veolia Seattle organization worked in solidarity with Access drivers and also had the support of the Boston School Bus Drivers union, United Steelworkers Local 8751.Access, with a large fleet of buses, has been controlled by transnational Veolia since 2008. The Veolia empire is rich and extremely well-connected within the capitalist system, in both public and private enterprises in 48 countries. They specialize in privatization of public services and assets. They have gobbled up government contracts in transportation, water privatization, sewage, trash or “environmental services” and “energy services.”Veolia has a record of bribery, racist environmental destruction and attacks on unions. There is also a legacy of successful working-class organizing against Veolia’s destructive practices.Stop Veolia Seattle has helped organize demonstrations of people with disabilities and the elderly at King County Council where they have spoken out about Veolia’s bad service. To get picked up, riders have had to wait long periods of time out in the rain and cold. At other times the bus will circle the city because of poor routing practices. The King County Auditor’s Office found that the county paid Veolia more the longer that a rider was on the bus; so long trips were incentives.Veolia’s union busting In 2008, when Veolia won the lion’s share of the Access contract, they broke the drivers union, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587, and drivers were forced to take wage cuts. Veolia secured a contract with the county which Metro said would save the county $1 million. After three years, though, the county paid Veolia $7.7 million more than before — with less service.A few years later the workers won back a union with Teamsters Local 117. This came right on the heels of the Boston School Bus Drivers’ victory over Veolia in the fall of 2016, a struggle which Stop Veolia Seattle had supported and publicized. Organizers in Seattle credit the Boston victory in forcing Veolia to allow the union back in Seattle. The Boston struggle beat off the entire political establishment there in league with Veolia, which was involved in a vain attempt to break the Boston School Bus Drivers union.As the struggle went on groups such as the Transit Riders Union; ADAPT, a civil rights, direct-action organization for disabled people; and Disability Rights Washington joined the struggle and allied with Stop Veolia Seattle.King County released a Request for Proposals for paratransit in 2017 that didn’t even comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the coalition shut it down. The pressure from the alliance of organizations finally forced the county to dump Veolia this summer. Stop Veolia Seattle held a victory party with many disabled and elderly people. The new contractor for Access will be closely monitored. Veolia will no longer make profits from negligent service to the disabled in Seattle.Veolia is also a target of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement due to Veolia’s exploitative contracts with Israel in occupied Palestine. Veolia built a light-rail transit line from illegal Israeli settlements on the outskirts of Jerusalem into the central city, almost completely bypassing closed-in Palestinian neighborhoods.But after many years of organizing and through groups like Stop Veolia Seattle allied with the BDS movement, and unions and communities around the world, Veolia’s “profits before people” policies have been pushed back. In August 2015 Veolia announced it was selling all its enterprises in Palestine and Israel because the BDS movement cost it over $24 billion in lost contracts, marking a major victory for BDS and the struggle to free Palestine from racist, Zionist rule. Veolia has lost many contracts around the world, but will remain a threat “til every battle’s won!” (Lyrics from “Which side are you on?” by Florence Reece)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Facebook By admin – March 28, 2018 Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Local News Facebook Pinterest Previous articleChurch enjoys a fresh perspectiveNext articleGIRLS SOCCER: Permian looks to continue momentum from regular season into bi-district matchup against El Paso El Dorado admin DPS identifies Odessa man killed in Loop 250 wreck Pinterest WhatsApp View of an evidence vault in the Ector County Courthouse jail that was used for the U.S. Marshal’s Service. The jail and offices took up approximately 45,000 square feet. The Texas Department of Public Safety identified the man who died in a fiery rollover wreck in Midland on Monday as an Odessa man.Habtom G. Tekle, 34, died at the scene of the wreck that was reported just before 11 p.m. Monday on State Loop 250, less than a half-mile south of Midland, a DPS report stated. Tekle was driving a 2012 Freightliner towing a tanker-trailer when the wreck occurred.The report stated Tekle was driving at an unsafe speed on south on Loop 250 when he approached a curve in the roadway, lost control and rolled.
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Top StoriesThroughout UP Cooks Being Paid Paltry Amounts Amounting To Forced Labour: Allahabad High Court Orders Increment As Per MWA Sparsh Upadhyay18 Dec 2020 8:15 AMShare This – x”Persons employed as cooks throughout the State of Uttar Pradesh are being paid such paltry amounts which clearly qualify as forced labour”, noted the Allahabad High Court on Tuesday (15th December) while directing the State Government and UOI to ensure that cooks are not paid wages less than the minimum prescribed under the Minimum Wages Act. The Bench of Justice Pankaj Bhatia…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?Login”Persons employed as cooks throughout the State of Uttar Pradesh are being paid such paltry amounts which clearly qualify as forced labour”, noted the Allahabad High Court on Tuesday (15th December) while directing the State Government and UOI to ensure that cooks are not paid wages less than the minimum prescribed under the Minimum Wages Act. The Bench of Justice Pankaj Bhatia was hearing the plea of one Chandrawati Devi alleging that despite working as a cook for making mid-day-meal in Basic Primary School Pinesar, Basti since 2005, she was removed without any opportunity from 01.08.2019. She also alleged that since the appointment of the petitioner was made in the year 2005, the petitioner was paid monthly wages of Rs. 1000/- per month and, despite the petitioner having worked for more than 14 years, she was removed. Government’s Response When the respondents were called to file its reply “as to why and how the petitioner was being exploited for such a long time by paying a meager amount of Rs. 1000/- per month”, they placed before the Court, the Government Order dated 24th April, 2010. As per this GO, the wages for the cook, providing mid-day-meal, is fixed as Rs. 1000/- per month, out of which 75% is to be borne by the Central Government and rest 25% is to be borne by the State Government. The counsel for the respondents further brought on record a Government Order dated 14th August, 2019 to the effect that new incumbents are to be appointed as cook for providing mid-day-meal and preference would be given to the persons whose one of the child is studying in the school in question. Thus, it was argued that as the petitioner’s child was not studying in the school, she could not be considered for fresh appointment. It was also submitted that w.e.f. 09th March, 2019 the amount payable to the cooks has been enhanced from Rs. 1000/- to Rs. 1500/- per month Question before the Court The Court embarked upon the Journey to find the answer to the question as to whether the payment of wages at the rate of Rs. 1,000/- per month is another form of Forced Labour as barred by virtue of Article 23 of the Constitution of India or not? While relying on the Apex Court’s ruling in the case of People’s Union For Democratic Rights and Others v. Union of India and Others; (1982) 3 SCC 235, the Court concluded that the payment of wages at the rate of Rs. 1,000/- per month since the year 2005 up to 2019 to the petitioner was clearly a form of Forced Labour (prohibited under Article 23 of the Constitution of India). The Court also observed that the petitioner was “never in a position to bargain with the might of the State and continued to suffer the violation of a rights for a period of 14 years.” Court’s observations The Court observed that the instant case highlighted the manner in which “the practice of Forced Labour is prevalent in the country even after 70 years of independence and the helpless people similar to the petitioner continue to suffer the exploitation willingly.” Noting that the petitioner was ready and willing to even work at the rates prescribed by the State, if this Court allows the payment of wages as fixed by the State (Rs. 1,500/- per months), the Court said, “(The Court) would be clearly guilty of perpetuating the violation of the rights of the petitioner enshrined and guaranteed under Article 23 of the Constitution of India.” Further, the Bench said, “I am of the firm view that the Government Orders, referred to by the Standing Counsel being the Government Order dated 24th April, 2010 prescribing Rs. 1,000/- per month as wages and the Government Order dated 9th March, 2019 prescribing the minimum wages at Rs. 1,500/- per month are clearly a form of ‘Forced Labour’, which is specifically prohibited under Article 23 of the Constitution of India.” Thus, the Court held that the State had misused its dominant position in 13 fixing the wages as have been fixed by the two Government Orders to be paid to the cooks employed for providing mid-day-meal. Court’s order The Court issued a general mandamus directing the State to ensure the payment of wages calculating at the rate prescribed under the Minimum Wages Act to all the cooks employed for providing mid-daymeal in the Institutions run by the Government or Semi-Government bodies. The Court directed that the said cooks, including the petitioner shall be paid minimum wages calculated and payable for every month and year of services rendered by them w.e.f. 2005 till date by paying them the difference of the said amount, which is over and above Rs. 1,000/- per month. The State Government and the Union of India were further directed to take steps for issuance of directions fixing the rate prescribed under the Minimum Wages Act, as the wages which would be payable to the cooks employed for providing mid-day-meal in the Institutions run by the Government or the Semi-Government bodies. Lastly, the Court ordered that its direction shall be carried out by the District Magistrates in respect of all the cooks, who are working for providing mid-day-meal in the Government and Semi-Government Schools within their Districts. The said exercise of payment of the difference of the amount, as directed above, has been ordered to be made within a period of four months from the date of the Order. Case title – Chandrawati Devi v. State Of U.P. And 6 Others [WRIT – A No. – 9927 of 2020] Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Your Crime & Courts news is made possible with support from: The first Community Voices Forum will be held via Zoom on Friday, Nov. 6 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and will also be livestreaming on YouTube. Members of the community are invited to participate by registering for the zoom webinar in advance.Officials from Tompkins County and the City of Ithaca will be present, and all input shared in public forums will be archived and shared with working groups developing the reimagining public safety plan. Forums will occur weekly on Fridays through Dec. 4 at 4:30 p.m., with the exception of Nov. 27. An additional forum will be held on Saturday, Nov. 14.If you are interested in making your voice heard regarding police reform, but can’t make it to the public forums, additional opportunities for community input are available and are listed below.Fill out this online formLeave a voice mail with input by calling 607-274-5465Submit a paper input form. Download here or pick up at the Tompkins County Public Library (Starting November 5)Mail a letter with Attn: Reimagining Public Safety to 125 E. Court St.Ithaca, N.Y.Drop Off suggestion to the Mayor’s Listening Post (Mailbox) at 108 E. Green St.Ithaca, N.Y. or to the Tompkins County Drop Box at 125 E. Court St. Ithaca, N.Y.For community members that would like to engage in the online feedback or watch the forums and don’t have access to a computer, the Tompkins County Public Library is offering hours at computer stations starting Thursday Nov. 5. The library is located at 101 E. Green St, Ithaca, NY 14850, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-1pm, and Saturdays 3pm-6pmAgain, a timeline of the reimagining public safety process, a list of working group members, and details on how the community can submit input are available online, and on this downloadable paper input form.Members of the community who would like to receive updates on the process and announcements of future community forums via email can fill out this online form to recieve updates directly to their inbox. Anna Lamb is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice.Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] More by Anna Lamb ITHACA, N.Y. –– Tompkins County and the City of Ithaca announced this week a series of community engagement opportunities as part of their ongoing police reform collaborative –– an effort they have now dubbed “reimagining public safety.”The partnership is part of an executive order from New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo requiring all municipalities with police departments in New York State to adopt a plan for police reform by April 1, 2021.The first phase of the partnership included public forums and presentations shared by City and County officials. In this next phase of building reform, members of the Ithaca and Tompkins County community are encouraged to review the information and provide input.“The groups working on the reimagining public safety plan are excited to hear directly from members of the community,” Tompkins County Administrator Jason Molino said. “We’ve laid the groundwork by sharing information on our policing practices and policies, and the Mayor and I have both held forums responding to community input, now we have the opportunity to use that same platform for people to share with us what they think we should know for this reimagining process.”The County and City will be hosting a series of “Community Voices Public Forums” every Friday through December, for community members to share their perspectives. Community members are encouraged to provide input based on their recent interactions with law enforcement and thoughts on the role of trust in policing and public safety. Tagged: anna lamb, city of ithaca, police, police reform, tompkins county Anna Lamb