Japaul & Maritime Services (JAPAUL.ng) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgJapaul Gold & Ventures PLC (JAPAUL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2019 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)  2019 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.last_img read more

Ireland need to get back to winning ways

first_imgDUBLIN, IRELAND – NOVEMBER 10: Patrick Lambie of South Africa compete during the International rugby match between Ireland and South Africa in the Aviva Stadium on November 10, 2012 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Patrick Bolger/Getty Images) Ready for the fight: Cian Healy was pumped for the South Africa game but couldn’t stop them winningBy Claire GlancyI CAN’T begin to imagine the impact on Ireland’s pysche having come so close to beating the World Champions on their own turf, and then suffering a record defeat the following week and being nilled in the process. But I’m guessing it comes pretty close to complete demoralisation. Ireland have had to wait five long months to right the wrongs of that evening in Hamilton and all the talk in the build up to the South Africa game gave the impression they would end the losing streak, and then some.Two days before the Test, Cian Healy laid bare his mindset to his twitter followers:“‏@ProperChurch: I can already feel the excitement in my body for this game, #bloodBoiling #spineTingling relishing the physical fight! #TickTock”So after forty minutes, a nine-point lead against the Springboks is a scoreline Ireland would happily settled for before kick off. It certainly sounds like a move in the right direction, even if all the points came from Jonathon Sexton’s metronomic boot.Release: Connor Murray spreads the ballMore worryingly, Ireland never really threatened with ball in hand. South Africa looked surprisingly rusty and lacklustre for a team coming off the back of The Rugby Championship. In fact, afterwards Coach Heyneke Meyer admitted as much, “it was the worst forty minutes of rugby I’ve ever seen South Africa play.”  Frustrated at their performance, indiscipline crept into the Boks play as they gave away 11 penalties in the first-half.  JP Pietersen’s shoulder charge on Chris Henry was at best careless and epitomized their frustration. Despite the game’s slow tempo, the break couldn’t come quickly enough for South Africa. When in trouble most coaches will say concentrate on getting the basics right and things will get better.  The Boks came out a different side in the second-half and went back to their traditional strength of catch and drive. Although they didn’t score from that directly, it did give them field position and did enough to get Jamie Heaslip a yellow card and put themselves in a position where adopted Ulsterman Ruan Pienaar sniped over from a yard.Ireland’s kicking out of hand in the first half was as good as it was poor in the second.  They just couldn’t get possession of the ball in the right areas or really break the wall of green. The desire was there but the ability to create space wasn’t. The hosts struggled to mix up their game effectively and couldn’t build front foot phases or get through the SA defensive line. As a result Ireland started to play deeper and deeper.Without the hugely experienced, Paul O’Connell and Rory Best, the line-out really was the Achilles heel in the first-half. Ireland struggled to win their own balland never looked likely to disrupt the South African’s with the outstanding Eben Etzebeth. The second-half was much improved, however.Focus: Pat Lambie kicked his penaltiesThe scrum was an improvement from the summer tour and apart from a few debatable decisions from the referee, it will give the Irish confidence for the rest of the Testseason. Looking at the some of the newer faces in the Irish starting line up, Chris Henry was committed and showed the value off having an out and out open-side at the breakdown especially in the first-half. Mike McCarthy was abrasive in defence and Simon Zebo showed promise for a player only in his second test.Afterwards Ireland didn’t look for excuses. There was no blaming the injuries, the young guns, the referee or the Captain’s sin-bin that saw the scoreline rise at a point a minute. Ireland have to do what South Africa did in the second-half, work on getting the basics right and run with more directness and conviction and find their attacking creativity. A further defeat in this series could see them perilously close to dropping out of the top eight in the IRB rankings ahead of the draw for the 2015 World Cup which takes place in early December. As if Ireland needed any more motivation to end this losing streak against the red-hot Pumas, surely that will be it. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Bok victory marred by three week suspension for Du Plessis

first_imgMonday Jul 14, 2008 Bok victory marred by three week suspension for Du Plessis The Springboks historic victory over the All Blacks in Dunedin on Saturday night has been marred by the three week suspension of hooker Bismarck Du Plessis, the replacement for injured captain John Smit. Du Plessis, filling in for Smit, who will be sitting out the rest of the Tri Nations after being injured during the first test, was cited for making contact with the eyes of All Black flanker Adam Thomson. The abrasive hooker was cited by citing commissioner Dick Byres under Law 10.4 (k), for contact with the eyes or eye area . SANZAR judiciary commissioner Kim Garling found the Springbok had not intentionally made contact with the eye though. Du Plessis acknowledged his fist had come into contact with Thomsons lower cheek and then his left hand knuckle appeared to come into contact with Thomsons face near the eye area, but did not come into contact with his eye. Video footage showed there was no visible mark to Thomsons face as a result of this contact. Du Plessis conceded the carelessness of his actions at the first available opportunity when the matter came before the Judiciary and had shown regret for his actions. His legal representative argued that the contact, while careless, was not deliberate. Garling agreed with the submission but said any action in which a players fingers, hand, or a knuckle comes into contact with the eye or eye area of a another player was very serious. He was cleared of gouging, but was found guilty of careless conduct and subsequently suspended for three weeks. With Smit at home and Du Plessis now suspended, it means that exciting Stormers hooker Schalk Brits will leap to number one and more than likely start against the Wallabies in Perth on Saturday. Young Cheetahs hooker Adrian Strauss will fly over as backup to Brits. Over to you: One week suspension for Brad Thorn. Three weeks suspension for Du Plessis. 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Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Bok victory marred by three week suspension for Du Plessis | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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Elementary school students face challenges with distance learning

first_imgPantone: Color of the year 2020 + posts TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Return of the disco: Latest fashion trends mirror the 1970s TCU 360 is an official, student-produced product of the School of Journalism at Texas Christian University. printFor TCU students, going back home can be a big help and show us the challenges that our families might face during this quarantine period without us. One of those challenges is helping their younger siblings with distance learning while their parents go to work every day. Scroll through the window below or click here to read the full story. How hard is it for elementary schoolers to continue their education during quarantine? by Angelica Menjivar on Exposure TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Paddle-out in Maui honors Floyd, other black lives Twitter Will you be my quarantine? Twitter Facebook Sustainability is the new green: Fashion companies work towards environmentally-conscious practices Linkedin Family works to stay positive at home TCU 360 Staff Behind the runway: One TCU student’s experiences at Fashion Week Facebook ReddIt Linkedin TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/ Previous articleStudent is remembered for the lessons he taught friendsNext articleFamily works to stay positive at home TCU 360 Staff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Photo by Angelica Menjivar. ReddIt TCU 360 Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tcu-360-staff/last_img read more

Shirlee Smith | Parent Power is No Joke

first_img Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty SHIRLEE SMITH,Columnist Shirlee Smith | Parent Power is No Joke By SHIRLEE SMITH Published on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 5:32 am April has been designated National Humor Month. While laughter is said to be therapeutic and an opportunity to make life’s burdens a little easer to bear, there’s also the chance to learn a few good lessons from the occasion that brought about the hee-haws.The Problem/ The Set-UpMy son Paul said the principal of his junior high school pulled him out of the lineup for school pictures.“I wasn’t wearing a shirt and tie,” he said with a smattering of shame and went on to explain that the principal sent him and another boy who was also dressed inappropriately to the office, and the secretary presented them with a box of dingy-looking clothing items to choose from that neither of the boys wanted to put on.I scrambled through the papers on my desk to find the announcement for Class Picture Day.It was there and to my satisfaction there was nothing on the announcement that said a shirt and tie were required.Be patient – the chuckle is coming.I went to see the principal; he wasn’t budging. No shirt. No tie. No Picture.I went to see the school district assistant superintendent. He fiddled around with stuff on his desk, avoided making eye contact with me and, in the end, said there was nothing to be done as the principal made policy at the school.I went to see the superintendent. He said nothing to me after hearing the story but called his secretary and told her to get the principal on the telephone.I sat there at his desk watching, waiting and listening.The Solution/The Last laughOnce the principal was on the line, the superintendent picked up his telephone and said, “This is Ray, your friendly photographer at school district headquarters. Get a photographer to that school immediately and take every 7th-grader’s picture.”He hung up the phone, looked at me, smiled and asked if there was anything else he could do.Unfortunately, the principal got the last laugh. He brought the photographer back to the school, but made sure to have the class picture taken right after lunch time when the kids were sweaty and in disarray from playing on the field.Where’s the Laugh?Raising kids provides many stories with a set-up and a punch line, but often it’s hard to determine where’s the laugh.“Ha, ha,” I chuckled to myself as I left the school district headquarters having met a man, the superintendent, who took my small issue seriously but at the same time could add a little humor by referring to himself as the “friendly photographer.”Concealed in humor is most often serious reality. “Crackin’ but Fackin” was an expression that was once used to define this scenario.More to Humor than a LaughThe principal may have had the “one-up” last laugh with the after-lunch photograph. But, on the Fackin side, the Superintendent set in motion the creation of a militant education advocate – me.Ramon Cortines, who was the Superintendent of Pasadena Schools who I met with, later became superintendent of New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles School Districts.It’s no joke that retired from many school districts, Superintendent Ramon Cortines believes in parent power. Business News More Cool Stuff Subscribe Community News Top of the News Shirlee Smith can be reached by email at [email protected] Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Your Vote Can Help Flintridge Center, Reading Partners, and Union Station Receive $100,000

first_img STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Pulse PollVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Non-Profits News Your Vote Can Help Flintridge Center, Reading Partners, and Union Station Receive $100,000 STAFF REPORT Published on Thursday, July 16, 2020 | 2:23 pm Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Vietnamese Stunners That Will Take Your Breath AwayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuffcenter_img CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena-based organizations Flintridge Center, Reading Partners, and Union Station Homeless Services are finalists in the 2020 My LA2050 Grants Challenge, a call for ideas to make LA the best place to learn, create, play, connect, and live. The community-guided initiative is open to public vote until Sunday, July 19th with up to $100,000 as the top grant award in each goal category.Flintridge Center’s project seeks to make LA the best place to ‘create’ through their Apprenticeship Preparation Program (APP), which prepares formerly incarcerated individuals for living wage careers in union construction trades. The APP is an evidence-based intervention that integrates workforce development with trauma-informed care to create life-changing opportunities for 100 individuals each year.Reading Partners knows school closures due to COVID-19 will have a particularly significant impact on the low-income communities they serve, having studied the impact of summer slide, which by itself can create a learning loss for low-income students of two to four months. With anticipated school closures and time out of school for students in the fall, there will potentially be an even greater and lasting impact on many young students. Reading Partners’ LA2050 grant funds in the ‘learn’ category would be devoted entirely to launching a brand-new virtual literacy intervention program for Pasadena elementary schools.In the ‘connect’ category, Union Station Homeless Services’ proposal responds to the isolation and loneliness reported by families and individuals served as they settle into their new homes. The program seeks to increase housing retention rates, improve community connection, and foster community integration of currently homeless families and individuals in bridge-housing and those that are formerly homeless in permanent supportive housing by providing social and recreational activities and pairing individuals with a supportive community volunteer ally.Visit https://challenge.la2050.org/2020/ to learn more and cast your votes for these Pasadena organizations today. Voting is open to all US residents ages 14 and up. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News 93 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribelast_img read more

The Advocates’ Dress Code -Let Us Make It More Indian And Suitable To Our Climate

first_imgColumnsThe Advocates’ Dress Code -Let Us Make It More Indian And Suitable To Our Climate Karan Parmar15 May 2020 5:43 AMShare This – xIntroduction: Recently, the Hon’ble Chief Justice of India Shri. Sharad Arvind Bobde, on the sidelines of a hearing, said that doctors had advised not to wear gowns and coats, as it makes it easier to catch virus and spread the chances of COVID-19. This was followed by a circular being issued on 13.05.2020 by the Supreme Court of India read, “As a precautionary measure to contain…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?LoginIntroduction: Recently, the Hon’ble Chief Justice of India Shri. Sharad Arvind Bobde, on the sidelines of a hearing, said that doctors had advised not to wear gowns and coats, as it makes it easier to catch virus and spread the chances of COVID-19. This was followed by a circular being issued on 13.05.2020 by the Supreme Court of India read, “As a precautionary measure to contain the spread of COVID-19 infection under the prevailing conditions, the Competent Authority has been pleased to direct that the advocates may wear ‘plain white-shirt/white-salwar-kameez/white saree, with a plain-white neckband’ during the hearings before the Supreme Court of India through Virtual Court System.” The Bar Council of India vide an Administrative Order dated 14.05.2020 has exempted advocates from wearing the black robes and coats until further orders. With this, the debate for a permanent change or modification in dress code for advocates has again begun. Historical background: The history of a dress code in the legal system dates back to the 13th century when Edward III of England came up with costumes for judges based on a “Dress Code” for attending the Royal Court. Three stories are found in England regarding using of robes. Firstly, robes were adopted in 1685 as the symbol of mourning for King Charles II. These “mourning robes” were designed to have pleated shoulders and bell-shaped sleeves. Again, the higher ranking lawyers’ robes set them apart with flap collars and different sleeves. Similar such robes are worn in India today. The wigs also follow the fashion of that era. It was believed that gowns and wigs gave a degree of anonymity to judges and lawyers. Different styles of wigs were used depending on the hierarchy. Secondly, in 1694 it was found that all of the judges attended the funeral of Queen Mary II dressed in black robes as a sign of mourning. Since the mourning period lasted a few more years after Queen Mary’s burial, the custom of wearing black robes became entrenched in the English judiciary. Thirdly, in memory of Queen Anne in 1714, the same mourning was followed. Italian judges resembling English judges in the 18th century wore black robes, white neck bands and white wigs. Thus, from the tradition of three Monarchs, the tradition of black robes spread among the British and then throughout the world. Biblical history traces the white neck band symbolising innocence. The two pieces of white cloth joined together to form the advocate’s band represent the “tablets of laws” and “tablets of stone”. These are the tablets which, according to the biblical history, were used by Moses for inscribing the Ten Commandments, which he is supposed to have received from a burning bush on Mount Sinai. The Ten Commandments are believed to be the first example of a uniform coded law. Thus white advocates’ bands represent the upholding of the laws of God and men. Therefore, this is the custom started by the British. They did so, because it was fashion of that particular era or they probably used it because of the local climatic conditions in Britain. As rulers, they imposed the same culture and customs on the ‘colonies’ they acquired without taking into consideration the local climatic conditions or general socio-economic conditions. However, many of these ‘colonies’ continued with legacy and adopted the same system, the same culture, the same laws and even the same dress without any changes even after they became independent. Dress code of advocates in India: As the Indian system is influenced by the British rulers due to their reign, the Advocates Act, 1961, makes it mandatory for a lawyer to wear a ‘black robe’ or ‘coat’ with a white band in continuity of the same. The rules framed by the Bar Council of India under Section 49(1)(GG) of the Advocates Act, 1961, prescribe the same dress for all the advocates, which are as follows: “CHAPTER IV FORM OF DRESS OR ROBES TO BE WORN BY ADVOCATES [RULE UNDER SECTION 49(1)(GG) OF THE ACT] Advocates, appearing in the Supreme Court, High Court, subordinate courts, tribunals or authorities shall wear the following as part of their dress which shall be sober and dignified; Advocates other than lady advocates: 1. (a) a black buttoned-up coat, chapkan, achkan, black sherwani and white bands with advocate’s gown, or (b) a black open breast coat, white collar, stiff or soft, and white bands with advocates’ gowns. In either case long trousers (white, black, striped or grey) or dhoti. Lady advocates: 2. (a) black and full or half-sleeve jacket or blouse, white collar, stiff or soft, and white bands with advocates’ gowns; (b) sarees or long skirts (white or black or any mellow or subdued colour without any print or design) or flares (white, black or black-striped or gray): Provided that the wearing of advocate’s gown shall be optional except when appearing in the Supreme Court or in a High Court. Provided further that in court other than the Supreme Court, High Court, District Court, Sessions Court or City Civil Court, a black tie may be worn instead of bands.” The amended Rules in Chapter IV, Part VI of the Bar Council of India Rules relating to “Form of Dresses or Robes to be worn by Advocates” had been communicated to the State Bar Councils vide Circular No. 6/2002 dated 25.01.2002. The Bar Council of India, at its meeting dated 23rd/24th February 2002, considered the doubts raised relating to Dress Rules and after consideration, the following decision had been taken: “In the change brought about in the dress rules, there appears to be some confusion in so far as the subordinate courts are concerned. For removal of any doubt it is clarified that so far as the courts other than Supreme Court and High Courts are concerned during summer while wearing ‘Black Coat’ is not mandatory, the advocates may appear in a white shirt with black or striped or gray pant with black tie or band and collar”. Attempts to change the dress code made in the past: In a case of Prayag Das v/s Civil Judge, Bulandshahr (AIR 1974 All. 133) the prayer of an advocate to appear in court wearing dhoti and kurta was turned down by the Hon’ble Allahabad High Court. In the year 1996, about 300 lawyers had signed a memorandum for modifying the dress code and submitted it to the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa. A Pune-based organisation Human Rights and Law Defenders (HRLD) has been pressing for this issue since 2002. A few years ago, it carried out a survey of 120 lawyers at Pune’s District & Sessions Court to gauge the sentiment around the sartorial protocol. While nearly half of the respondents agreed that the current dress code was not suited to the Indian climate, around two-thirds failed to appreciate the health ramifications of the black coat and the need to look for a change. Strangely, while more than 86% said a dress code was necessary, a good 65% also averred that the current one had become more of a status symbol and served no real purpose. Dr. Vincent Panikulangara, a practising advocate filed a writ petition (W.P. (C) No. 10994 of 2010) before the Hon’ble Kerala High Court inter alia praying for directions to the Bar Council to make rules for a dress code for advocates having regard to the climatic conditions and disassociating from the British colonial hangover. However, the petition was dismissed on 07.12.2015. Why the dress code needs to change: A dress code expresses sanctity and commitment of lawyers towards judicial institutions and enhances their responsibility for the profession. It is not merely a status symbol but enables to bring out discipline among lawyers. Wearing appropriate clothes in a courtroom is extremely important, as observed by Justice Chandrashekhar Dharmadhikari, former Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court, “Not having a dress code can jeopardise the court’s dignity. But it should be in tune with our circumstances and psyche.” The dress code should be suitably modified considering several factors which are discussed below. India is mainly a country of very hot and humid climate for most part of the year. Other than the court rooms of the Hon’ble Supreme Court and High Courts, none of the court rooms in the country have air-conditioning systems. In fact, even basic amenities like proper ventilation, power supply, fans, coolers, etc. are not available. With global warming, traffic congestion, rising pollution levels, overcrowding of courts, etc. temperatures are rising with every passing year and judges and advocates dressed in layers and layers of black coloured heat absorbing clothing have to bear with the scorching heat and humidity during hearings in the otherwise dingy and overcrowded court rooms. Not all advocates have the luxury of their own private air-conditioned cars. Several lawyers across India depend on two wheelers or public transport for their commute to and from courts. They are as it is burdened with carrying their files, briefs, documents, papers, etc. and are further unnecessarily burdened with the black coat and robe. This leads to profuse sweating, dehydration, skin rashes, exhaustion, fatigue, giddiness and other ailments. To give some respite to advocates, Bar Councils in various states have allowed advocates practising before Trial Courts to appear without the otherwise mandatory black coat and gown during the 3 months of summer. However, there is no such relaxation for advocates practicing before the Hon’ble Supreme Court, various High Courts and Tribunals. Further, the relaxation for only the 3 months of summer is not sufficient considering that the temperatures in our country are rising and it is extremely hot for almost 9-10 months in a year. The mandatory black coat and gown serve no practical purpose and only add to the suffering. Justice V. R. Krishna Iyer, a former judge of the Supreme Court and an acclaimed jurist had said, “More than six decades after we bid farewell to the British, the imperial jurisprudence is die-hard and the Indian courts even today copy the British precedents as Indian Law. The Bar and the Bench have borrowed even their costume, including the collar and bands, from the British. India is in dress and forms of address, in precedents and in parliamentary privileges a foster child of Britain. It is time we begin to be truly Indian in our Republic.” Preserving and blindly following an archaic attire which is reduced to nothing but a colonial hangover of British rule is not in consonance with modern India and the rapidly progressing legal profession of the 21st century. We have passed that era when one’s status in society was judged by elaborate dress. Legal status and societal respect comes through work, performance and the service one renders to one’s clients. The Hon’ble Vice-President of India, Shri. Venkaiah Naidu is also of the firm opinion that the dress code of advocates and judges should change. At a book launch he said, “When I see lawyers and judges I think we must have our own dress, our own system. This is independent India. Our dress and language should indicate our own culture. When I say culture, it means our way of life. A new dress may give you a new identity, we should have our own identity.” Dress codes of advocates across the globe: On 21.11.2011, the President of the United Kingdom Supreme Court in a press notice revised the dress code. According to the new guidelines, lawyers appearing at the highest court no longer have to wear the traditional wigs and gowns. The purpose of the new costume in line with the court’s goal is to make the court as accessible as possible extending the court’s commitment to providing an appropriate environment for considered discussion of legal issues. Supreme Court justices wear no legal costume. The relaxed dress code would also apply to advocates appearing before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. The lawyers in the family court customarily appeared unrobed in the traditional attire, now they wear formal suits to make it “less intimidating”. In Australia, court dress varies according to jurisdictions of courts from federal to state levels. Plain black robes were worn over normal attire since 1988, but the High Court abandoned the previous court dress of black silk robes, bar jackets, jabots or bands and full-bottomed wigs and lace cuffs on formal occasions and bench wigs for ordinary business. Wigs were abolished in Western Australia for both judges and lawyers in all courts in 2010. Stipendiary Magistrates and justices of the peace do not robe, other than in New South Wells where they have worn a black robe over normal business attire since 2005. Prior to 2010, Barristers did not robe before the Federal Magistrates Court. Barristers are now expected to robe for most hearings, but not for interlocutory or interim matters. Wigs full-bottomed or otherwise are not worn on any occasion. Now, in many African countries, court dresses are lightweight simply because the full outfit would be too hot for most people to wear in that climate. Similarly, in many Middle Eastern countries, judges prefer to wear a simplistic costume while denouncing fancy Western robes. Aside from these countries a few countries have eliminated the tradition of wearing elaborate judicial robes altogether. In Greece and Scandinavia, for example, a suit is fine to wear during any legal proceeding. In Sweden, there is no official court dress for judges and they do not wear gowns. Judges usually wear an ordinary suit. Conclusion: COVID-19 has brought about extraordinary changes and unprecedented developments in the judicial system and legal profession. Battling all odds, the judiciary and lawyers have embraced e-courts and justice has been delivered in many urgent matters. Many suggestions have been made to use technology for faster disposal of cases, to bring about changes in court procedures and to revamp the court infrastructure. The dress code has also been modified, albeit temporarily, as stated above. It is high time that the dress code for advocates is permanently modified. In my personal opinion, the black coat and gown must be made “optional”. The advocates who have been wearing it with a sense of pride and dignity to the profession and are can bear with the heat or muggy conditions may continue to adorn them. Whereas, the advocates who are severely affected by our climatic conditions will be able to appear in courts without the stuffy black coat and gown and could be more productive in their work. Further, a white shirt with black tie and black/grey trousers for men and women or traditional wear i.e. white kurta with pajama or dhoti for men and white salwar kameez or saree for women in white and an option of the black sleeveless Nehru jacket should be the dress code for advocates in India. It will be formal, very much Indian, comfortable in our climate and keep up the dignity and sanctity of the legal profession. Views Are Personal Only References: The Advocates Act, 1961;Bar Council of India Rules;Prayag Das v/s Civil Judge, Bulandshahr (AIR 1974 All. 133);Saira Menezes (1996) Dignity vs Discomfort, Outlook, 12 June 1996, https://www.outlookindia.com/magazine/story/dignity-vs-discomfort/201546;Dinesh Singh Chauhan, Historical background in wearing Black Robes by Advocates http://www.legalserviceindia.com/legal/article-665-historical-background-in-wearing-black-robes-by-advocates.html;Harsh Kabra (2010) Black Armour of Law, The Hindu, 30 May 2010, https://www.thehindu.com/features/magazine/Black-armour-of-law/article16304796.ece;Dr. Vincent Panikulangara v/s Union of India & Ors. W.P. (C) No. 10994 of 2010;Deevakar Anand (2011) Colonial legacy – in black and white, http://www.governancenow.com/views/columns/colonial-legacy-black-and-white;(2011) UK Supreme Court court throws out legal dress, BBC News, 21 November 2011, https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-15816497;Emdadul Haque (2012) The Dress Code for Lawyers: In Search of Change with Climatic Compatibility in Bangladesh, Global Journal of Human Social Science Sociology, Economics & Political Science;Krishnadas Rajagopal (2014) Lawyers in lower courts to dress down for summer, The Hindu, 29 July 2014, https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/lawyers-in-lower-courts-to-dress-down-for-summer/article6259040.ece;Shalu Nigam (2014) The Mystery of the Black Coat, 11 August 2014, https://countercurrents.org/nigam110814.htm;Rohit Bhattacharya (2017) Why Has Indian Traditional Attire Come To Be Seen As Less Classy Than Western Wear?, 17 July 2017, https://www.scoopwhoop.com/discriminating-against-indian-wear-in-india/;Press Trust of India (2018) Dress code relaxation for lower court lawyers in summer in MP, Business Standard, 03 April 2018, https://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/dress-code-relaxation-for-lower-court-lawyers-in-summber-in-mp-118040300950_1.html;Lawyers, Judges Should Have New Dress Code in Independent India: Vice-President, News18, 13 February 2018, https://www.news18.com/news/india/lawyers-judges-should-have-new-dress-code-in-independent-india-vice-president-1659935.html;K. S. Sudhi (2019) Lawyers have to sweat buckets this summer, The Hindu, 10 April 2019, https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Kochi/lawyers-have-to-sweat-buckets-this-summer/article26786561.ece;Tushar Mehta (2020) Lawyer’s attire – much ado about nothing?, 25 April 2020, https://www.barandbench.com/columns/lawyers-attire-much-ado-about-nothing;Change in dress code of judges, lawyers on cards due to Covid-19, SC may do away with robes, 13 May 2020, https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/supreme-court-dress-code-judges-lawyers-covid-19-robes-1677559-2020-05-13;Administrative Order dated 14 May 2020 issued by the Bar Council of India. Next Storylast_img read more

One new Coronavirus death reported in North

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Pinterest Google+ One new Coronavirus death reported in North WhatsApp Previous article‘Political crisis’ if programme for Government isn’t passed – VaradkarNext articlePlans for 2020 Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps Unveiled News Highland One new death related to the Coronavirus has been announced in the North.It follows two consecutive days where no deaths had been reported there.542 people have died as a result of Covid 19 in Northern Ireland.There are just 2 new cases, bringing the total to 4,854.center_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter Twitter Facebook By News Highland – June 16, 2020 WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

Top Readers recognized at Troy library

first_img Published 3:00 am Thursday, July 30, 2015 SUBMITTED PHOTOThe Top Readers in the Troy Public Library’s Summer Program received certificates of recognition and were treated to a celebration party. Bottom row, from left, Savannah Henderson, Joe Drinkwater, Lola Drinkwater, Penelope Earnest.Middle row: Kelton Coppage, Ava Leverett, Aadi Patel, Lydia Brown, Mehar Mago. Top row: Hunter Coppage, Kaley LeCroy, Dani Daniel, Maddie Norman.The Summer Library Program at the Troy Public Library in June and July attracted a record number of participants, ages four-18, who read enough books to sink a ship.Teresa Colvin, children’s and young adult’s librarian, said the large number of kids who participated in the program is indicative of the quality of programs offered to the different age groups.“Because the Troy Public Library is a fun place to come to enjoy reading activities and to be entertained, the summer program is titled the Summer Library Program rather than the Summer Reading Program,” Colvin said. “Of course, reading is the focus of the summer program as are the programs offered year round. Children are encouraged to read through a variety of activities, and we encourage parents to read to their children almost from the day they are born.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Next UpAs an incentive to read, but not the reason to read, the TPL Summer Library Program recognizes the top readers in several age groups at the end of the program.Dani Daniel was the top reader in the young adult division of the Summer Library Program and was also the overall top reader for the program.“Dani was the overall top reader going away. Nobody came close to her,” Colvin said. “She is an avid reader, and she reads because she loves to read and to learn. Top Readers recognized at Troy library Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… By Jaine Treadwell By Secrets Revealedcenter_img “We congratulate Dani along with all of our top readers and all of those who participated in the program. They are all winners because they are all readers.”Top readers, ages four and five are Joe Drinkwater, first place; Eli Southwick, second and Savannah Henderson, third.Six-year-old top readers are Penelope Earnest, first place and Lydia Brown, second place.The top seven-year-old readers are Lola Drinkwater, first place and Aadi Patel, second place. You Might Like Medicare makes debut 50 years ago The year 1965 doesn’t seem that long ago to senior adults but, perhaps, a lifetime ago to the Y Generation…. read more Sponsored Content David Everett topped the eight-year-old readers with Breanna Sanders in second place.In the nine-year-old reading group, Amy Qi Xue was the top reader and Ava Leverett took second place honors.The top readers in the 10-year-old age group are Kelton Coppage, first place and Mehar Mago, second.Kaley LeCroy was the top reader in the 11-year-old group. Hunter Coppage took second place.In the Young Adult reading group, Dani Daniel took first place; Lizzie Oliver was in second place and Maddie Norman, third.Colvin said the success of the Summer Library Program could be attributed to the variety of programs offered.“The theme for the little kids was ‘Heroes,’ and every hero has a story,” Colvin said. “We chose to honor our local heroes including our policemen and our firefighters. The kids participated in a Super Hero Academy that was a lot of fun. They learned about magic and enjoyed a visit from the McWane Center in Birmingham.”More teenagers participated in the Summer Library Program than before, and Colvin said programming was the reason.“Murder Mystery Night is always a big attraction for the teenagers,” she said. “And, they love magic so Gary Ledbetter was back with a hands-on performance. He taught them a lot of magic tricks they could use to impress their friends.”The teens participated in games that required skill and a little luck and also transformed themselves into Whovians and trivia masters.“This summer we offered movies for the kids as something different and everyone really enjoyed them,” Colvin said. “We will soon begin planning for next year’s Summer Library Program and a theme that will be fun, exciting and one that will encourage the kids to make reading a part of their time away from school.” Print Article Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen 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? 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Police: 14 people shot outside Chicago funeral

first_imgWLS-TVBy WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC News(CHICAGO) — At least 14 people were shot outside a Chicago funeral home Tuesday, according to the Chicago Police Department.An unknown number of people inside a vehicle shot at multiple people on the street who were attending a funeral. The individuals on the street then exchanged gunfire with the people in the vehicle, according to authorities.Police said the suspects’ car crashed and they fled the scene.The shooting took place around 6:30 p.m. local time on the 1000-block of West 79th Street.There were 60 shell casings found at the scene, Eric Carter, Chicago Police first deputy superintendent, said at a press conference Tuesday night. He also said the motive of the shooting is unknown at this time.Chicago Fire officials, according to ABC Chicago station WLS-TV, said all of the shooting victims were in serious to critical condition.The names, ages and genders of the victims are unknown at this time and all were transported to five nearby hospitals.One person is currently being questioned, Chicago police said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more