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RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) HY2009 Interim Report

first_imgRDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2009 interim results for the half year.For more information about RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw)  2009 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileRDC Properties Limited is a property management, development and rental company in Botswana. It also has interests in Madagascar through a Mauritian-based subsidiary. The company develops and manages commercial, industrial and residential developments which are based in prime locations in major towns and cities of Botswana. RDC Properties Limited offers long-term value to its shareholders through construction income, rental income, hospitality income, capital appreciation and the sale of premium properties. Landmark properties in its portfolio include Masa Centre, Standard Chartered House, Chobe Marina Lodge and Isalo Rock Lodge. RDC Properties is investigating investment opportunities to expand its footprint in South Africa, Mozambique and Namibia.last_img read more

Go Life International Limited (GOLI.mu) HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgGo Life International Limited (GOLI.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Go Life International Limited (GOLI.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Go Life International Limited (GOLI.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Go Life International Limited (GOLI.mu)  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileGo Life International Limited is a multi-faceted healthcare company that offers products serving market needs in pharmaceuticals, generics, nutraceuticals, and medical consumables through to high end sophisticated hospital equipment. Go Life International Limited has a primary listing on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius and a secondary listing on the AltX of the Johannesburg Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Video – Music as mission: A choral journey with John…

first_img Rector Smithfield, NC By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Apr 16, 2012 Press Release Service Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA April 18, 2012 at 4:01 pm We did not make a recording of John Rutter’s visit, though the setting of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis that he composed for the occasion were spectacular and worth hearing again and again. It was a treat to have John Rutter and to have so many churches in the area come to worship together as we praised God in song. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Events An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ April 17, 2012 at 1:07 pm Was any of this recorded & if so are discs available? What a treat to have John Rutter with you. Liturgy & Music, In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit an Event Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Tags Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Comments are closed. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Belleville, IL Video – Music as mission: A choral journey with John Rutter Ruth Lawson Kirk says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Comments (5) Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Knoxville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH April 27, 2012 at 8:58 pm Impressive and spiritually moving! Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Video Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET May 1, 2012 at 8:08 pm Well composed video. I wish I could have been there. Thanks for sharing! The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Washington, DC The. Rev. Ward Clabuesch says: Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Submit a Job Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Very Rev. Walter Brownridge says: Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Tampa, FL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Curate Diocese of Nebraska Steven Clark says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books May 2, 2012 at 9:50 am Thank you for producing this video that I randomly happened across. I sing as a humble tenor and what a dream come true indeed to be rehearsed and directed by John Rutter himself; my favorite modern era sacred choral composer. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Shreveport, LA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC Marie Ledford says: [Episcopal News Service] The parish of Christ Church Christiana Hundred, just outside of Wilmington, Delaware, puts music to work in service of mission. With roots in a plot of land donated in 1817 by Eleuthère Irénée du Pont, founder of the DuPont Co., the church has had an endowed choral music program for nearly 100 years. The parish sees the music program as “a way to bring people into relationship with God in Jesus Christ,” according to the Rev. Ruth Lawson Kirk, rector.The most recent addition to that evangelism effort is the Letty Downs Musician in Residence program. Downs was a lifelong member of Christ Church who championed the music program and her family endowed the residency program in her name to ensure its continuance. John Rutter, renowned British composer, arranger and conductor, recently inaugurated the endowed program. It will continue to bring a major figure in Anglican music to Christ Church each year to teach, rehearse and perform with the parish’s choir. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis last_img read more

Powerful Top 5 ‘Tongan Thor’ moments

first_imgFriday Oct 7, 2016 Powerful Top 5 ‘Tongan Thor’ moments Prop Taniela Tupou is still just 20 years old, but his rise to fame has been so fast that he is practically a household name already. Well, ‘Tongan Thor’ is anyway. Here is another look at this rising talent in action, with a rundown of his best bits since he first came to prominence.As you can see, the young man exerts serious power and can get around the park like a loose forward, some might even say like a back. He handles the ball well too but it’s his fend and big charges that seem to be most lethal.He’s had a season with the Queensland Reds and while he didn’t set the tournament alight, he is still a very young man and in his position, he is sure to become a better rugby player over time.Plus, did we mention his fends?See more of Tongan Thor in our Related Postscredit: foxsports australiaADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Top 5 compilations Related Articles 240 WEEKS AGO The Top 5 Biggest Hits of the Year 242 WEEKS AGO The Top 5 BLOOPERS of the Year! 258 WEEKS AGO The Top 5 of ‘Out There’ Entertainment 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

Fundraising Regulator welcomes 1000th charity registration

first_imgFundraising Regulator welcomes 1000th charity registration “The 1000th charity registration with the Fundraising Regulator today marks just how much progress has been made in recent years. It is a little over a year since the Fundraising Regulator opened their doors and with more charities registering all the time it shows the commitment to support high standards in the fundraising profession. We congratulate all the charities who have registered and encourage any who are yet to, to do so!”  61 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Fundraising Regulator About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  62 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 One thousand charities have now signed up to the Fundraising Regulator’s registration scheme for those not within the scope of its fundraising levy.Fulfil the Wish is the 1000th charity to join the Fundraising Regulator‘s scheme, which it launched in March 2017. The Regulator encourages charities spending less than £100,000 a year on fundraising to sign up and pay an annual fee of £50 to use the ‘Registered with’ logo on their fundraising materials, which demonstrates to supporters and the public that they are committed to open, honest and accountable fundraising.The Regulator has also opened registration to fundraising agencies. In addition, 1400 larger charities have now paid the Fundraising Regulator’s levy.Stephen Dunmore, Chief Executive of the Fundraising Regulator said:“This is an important benchmark of success for the Fundraising Regulator, and demonstrates an increasing level of support and respect from smaller charities in the sector for the vital work being done to maintain high standards and improve public confidence. We will continue to encourage fundraising charities to register with us.”Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising said: Advertisement Melanie May | 10 November 2017 | Newslast_img read more

NPPC, AFBF Heading to Court This Week to Fight California’s Prop…

first_img NPPC, AFBF Heading to Court This Week to Fight California’s Prop 12 on Behalf of Producers Audio Playerhttps://www.michiganagtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/NPPC-Preparing-for-Arguments-on-Prop-12-to-Begin-Wednesday.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) have joined together to sue the state of California over Proposition 12.California’s voters approved Prop 12 in November 2018 as a series of animal welfare initiatives.“It prohibits the sale of pork in California that does not meet its very prescriptive standards,” says Michael Formica, assistant vice president and general council with NPPC.Those standards would be for states that produce pork that is shipped to California.“Other states outside of California are going to be the ones who are losing access to a market and are going to be forced to incur millions of dollars in cost in order to try and comply with this,” says Formica. “It’s in court because California, under the Constitution, isn’t allowed to reach across the country and regulate economic activity outside of California.”Formica says it will also impact consumers in California.“California is a majority Hispanic/Latino and Asian state,” he says. “The Hispanic/Latino population is about 40 percent of the state’s population—the Asian population is another 15 percent. You add those two together and you’re over 55 percent. 55 percent of the consumers come from cultures where they favor pork as their protein of choice, and it’s going to disappear unless we’re able to stop Prop 12.”Arguments scheduled for this case will begin on Wednesday with the Ninth District Court. Formica expects the courts to have a decision by mid-summer.“We’re working as hard as we can to try and get some certainty and relief for producers, and that’s why we’re fighting this case—to put a marker down and to draw a line and stop these things from happening anymore,” he adds. By Ashley Davenport – Apr 13, 2021 SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News NPPC, AFBF Heading to Court This Week to Fight California’s Prop 12… Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleCoBank: U.S. Economy Gaining MomentumNext articleHAT Market Analysis 4/13/21 With Arlan Suderman From StoneX Ashley Davenportlast_img read more

Primerica Included in 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

first_img Twitter Pinterest Previous articleTalis Appoints Melissa L. Gilliam, M.D., M.P.H., to Board of DirectorsNext articleTD Ameritrade Network Kicks off 2021 with Unprecedented Momentum Digital AIM Web Support Facebook TAGS  Facebook Primerica Included in 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index Local NewsBusinesscenter_img By Digital AIM Web Support – January 27, 2021 WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest DULUTH, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 27, 2021– Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI), a leading provider of financial services to families in the United States and Canada, today announced that the Company has been selected as one of 380 companies across 11 sectors to be included in the 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). The GEI represents 44 countries and regions and companies reflect a variety of industries, including financial services, automotive, consumer services, engineering and construction, and retail. “Primerica is committed to diversity, equality and inclusion in all areas of our business, including the number of women in leadership roles and in our talent and succession planning programs,” said Glenn Williams, Primerica CEO. “We’re proud our Company has been recognized as one of the 138 U.S.-headquartered companies to be included in the 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index.” The GEI brings transparency to gender-related practices and policies at publicly listed companies increasing the breadth of environmental, social, governance (ESG) data available to investors. The comprehensive, transparent GEI scoring methodology allows investors to assess company performance and compare across industry peer groups. The reference index measures gender equality across five pillars: female leadership and talent pipeline, equal pay and gender pay parity, inclusive culture, sexual harassment policies, and pro-women brand. Primerica was also one of the companies included in the 2020 GEI, which included 325 companies headquartered across 42 countries and regions. “The companies included in the 2021 GEI are expanding the ESG data universe to include gender-related data that investors are demanding today,” said Peter T. Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg. “Their commitment to disclosure is making the business case for inclusion and driving transparency in the markets.” Through disclosure of gender-related metrics using the GEI framework, the firms included in the 2021 GEI have committed to providing a comprehensive look at their investment in workplace gender equality and the communities in which they operate, raising the bar of what should be expected from other companies within the same industry. Primerica was included in this year’s index for scoring at or above a global threshold established by Bloomberg to reflect a high level of disclosure and overall performance across the framework’s five pillars. Both the framework and the GEI are voluntary and have no associated costs. The GEI is a reference index and is not for use as a financial benchmark. The index is not ranked. While all public companies are encouraged to disclose supplemental gender data for their company’s investment profile on the Bloomberg Terminal, those that have a market capitalization of USD1 billion are eligible for inclusion in the index. To learn more please visit the GEI website. To learn more please visit the GEI website. Bloomberg Terminal subscribers can access the GEI at {BGEI }. About Primerica, Inc. Primerica, Inc., headquartered in Duluth, GA, is a leading provider of financial services to middle-income households in the United States and Canada. Independent licensed representatives educate Primerica clients about how to better prepare for a more secure financial future by assessing their needs and providing appropriate solutions through term life insurance, which we underwrite, and mutual funds, annuities and other financial products, which we distribute primarily on behalf of third parties. We insured over 5.5 million lives and had approximately 2.6 million client investment accounts at December 31, 2020. Primerica, through its insurance company subsidiaries, was the #2 issuer of Term Life insurance coverage in North America in 2019. Primerica stock is included in the S&P MidCap 400 and the Russell 1000 stock indices and is traded on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PRI.” View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005495/en/ CONTACT: Primerica, Inc. Media: Keith Hancock, 866-694-0420 [email protected] Investor: Nicole Russell, 866-694-0420 [email protected] Bloomberg, LLP Veronika Henze Bloomberg LP +1-646-324-1596 [email protected] Liidia Liuksila Bloomberg LP +1 212-617-5424 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA GEORGIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONSUMER WOMEN INSURANCE HUMAN RESOURCES FINANCE BANKING SOURCE: Primerica, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/27/2021 08:30 AM/DISC: 01/27/2021 08:31 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005495/enlast_img read more

Housing Markets Suffer as Young Adults Delay Household Formation

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News Previous: The Industry Pulse: Updates on Black Knight, Ginnie Mae, and More … Next: HUD Secretary Ben Carson to Speak at Government Forum Housing Markets Suffer as Young Adults Delay Household Formation Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save March 22, 2018 2,907 Views demographic generation Household Formation Housing Market housing market decline Millennials Young Adults 2018-03-22 Staff Writer Tagged with: demographic generation Household Formation Housing Market housing market decline Millennials Young Adults Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Postcenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Today’s young millennials have been slow to reach traditional adult milestones, as compared to previous generations. As compared to the rates in 2000, the average annual expenditures for young adults increased 36 percent in 2016, with expenditures on health care and education more than doubling. These expenses could represent a major obstacle for U.S housing markets, and be a cause for patterns in low rates of homeownership and household formation by young adults, according to Freddie Mac’s Economic and Housing Research group’s March Economic and Housing Research Insight report, titled ‘Why Is Adulting Getting Harder? Young Adults and Household Formation.’ Though the U.S. Census Bureau reports nearly 45 million young adults aged 25 to 34 in the United States (over four million more than those aged 35 to 44), this demographic still shows only modest rates of household formation. The headship rate (the rate of heading a household) for young adults was down by 3.6 percent for 2016 as compared to the same demographic group in 2000. If this decline had not occurred, and young adults continued the headship rate of 2000, the U.S. would have experienced an additional 1.6 million households in 2016. Currently, there are about 20 million households headed by young adults.The young adult demographic in 2016 is shown as reaching milestones traditionally associated with adulthood, such as getting married, starting families, living independently, and forming their own households. Fifteen percent of young adults were living in their parent’s homes in 2016, while one in three adults in the U.S. shared a household with roommates. There are five notable differences affecting household formation when comparing young adults of 2000 to young adults of 2016: the decline of marriage and fertility rates, the increase of living in central cities where the cost of living is high, the increase in young adult education, the increase in wages earned, and the decline of participation in the labor force. The report constructed three estimate scenarios predicting how household formations might evolve in the future, with a baseline, optimistic, and pessimistic structure. The baseline structure assumes current trends in terms of economic, sociological, labor market, and housing market factors persist over the next 10 years. The optimistic structure assumes that economic conditions improve by 2025. In this scenario, housing costs remain fixed and vary labor market outcomes. Specifically, the report says, we witness an increase of real personal income for each age and race or ethnicity group by 15 percent, as well as increase the labor force participation and decreasing unemployment levels.The pessimistic structure assumes a deterioration in housing market conditions, assuming that housing supply persists in falling short of demand, while real housing prices rise an additional 20 percent over the next ten years. Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Kristina Brewer is a graduate of the University of North Texas (UNT), where she received her Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in rhetoric and writing and a minor in global marketing. During this time, she served as Director of Philanthropy in the national women’s fraternity Zeta Tau Alpha, of which she is an alumna. Her passion for philanthropy continued after university when she was an intern at Keep Denton Beautiful, a local partner of Keep America Beautiful, where she drove membership, organized events, and led social media campaigns. Brewer honed her writing at the North Texas Daily, UNT’s student-run newspaper where she wrote about faculty, mentorship, and student life. Brewer also previously worked at Optimus Business Plans where she helped start-ups create funding proposals, risk assessments, and management plans. You can reach her at [email protected] Home / Daily Dose / Housing Markets Suffer as Young Adults Delay Household Formation The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Kristina Brewer The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

“Steps Need To Be Taken To Make eCourts Accessible To Specially-Abled”: Justice DY Chandrachud Writes To CJ’s Of High Courts

first_imgTop Stories”Steps Need To Be Taken To Make eCourts Accessible To Specially-Abled”: Justice DY Chandrachud Writes To CJ’s Of High Courts Sanya Talwar22 Dec 2020 7:18 AMShare This – xIn another notable move towards accessibility to e-courts services, the Supreme Court’s eCommittee has stressed upon importance of having accessible websites.A letter has been addressed to the Chief Justice’s of High Courts across India by Justice DY Chandrachud, Supreme Court Judge and Chairperson of the eCommittee of top court putting forth suggestions elaborating the urgent need of…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?LoginIn another notable move towards accessibility to e-courts services, the Supreme Court’s eCommittee has stressed upon importance of having accessible websites.A letter has been addressed to the Chief Justice’s of High Courts across India by Justice DY Chandrachud, Supreme Court Judge and Chairperson of the eCommittee of top court putting forth suggestions elaborating the urgent need of having accessible infrastructure, including digital ecosystems and enabling physically challenged Lawyers and litigants to participate in the legal profession in equal footing.”The creation of accessible infrastructure, including digital infrastructure, and an appropriate support system in the judiciary for lawyers and litigants with disabilities is imperative in order to create a level playing field. This obligation is a natural corollary of the right to equality guaranteed to lawyers and litigants with disabilities under Article 14 of the Constitution of India and the right to practice a profession of one’s choice under Article 19(1)(g) of the Constitution of India,” the letter states.While highlighting the steps taken to make e-courts more accessible to physically challenged lawyers and litigants, it is stated that the Supreme Court website now has a fully functional audio captcha. “Until recently, it was not possible for the blind to independently access the website due to the visual captcha. This is a Significant step which has been taken by the Supreme Court,” the letter states.Taking cue from the above, it is suggested that The High Courts can take certain Steps to make filings and their websites’ more accessible. “I request you to undertake these steps with a sense of urgency,” Justice Chandrachud states.It is substantiated by the understanding that the work in this regard must be guided by two overarching principles. These are elaborated as,”First, the onus to make filings accessible cannot be placed on disabled lawyers. This would be much like serving a file to an able-bodied lawyer in a foreign language and placing the onus on them to translate it into English. Instead, we must ensure that we institutionalize systems that embed accessibility for all times to come. 5. Second, instead of requiring a disabled lawyer to seek case-by-case intervention, or having a separate system just for them, we have to ensure that existing filing practices are reconfigured to take account of their needs”Highlighting the specific steps to be undertaken, the letter states that instead of printing and scanning their submissions, lawyers should be required to file PDF documents, as they are prepared.”The pleadings made in Microsoft word can easily be Saved as PDF files. The current practice of printing and scanning documents is a futile and time-consuming process that does not serve any purpose. I am very happy to report that my court has adopted the above practice, making filings of written submissions 100% accessible to the blind. We have to expand this to cover all kinds of filings, in all courts,” Justice Chandrachud states.The Supreme Court Judge has also stated that every cause-list of his court is earmarked as under:”Whenever submissions are directed to be filed by the court in any proceedings, advocates and parties in person are requested to email a soft copy in a PDF form on or before the Stipulated date to the following: Email ID: [email protected] The soft copies which are emailed should not be scanned copies of printed submissions. No other documents other than written submissions should be filed in this email.” Next, the letter states that if there are hard copy annexures that need to be made part of the paper-book, these can be scanned. “They must then be saved as a PDF file, but only in Optical Character Recognition (OCR) based PDF format,” it says.Further, the letter states that, “We have to devise a practice of using digital signatures, or requiring signatures only on the last page of paper-books, in order to ensure that lawyers do not feel compelled to print and then scan paper-books, because of the signature requirement”.The letter further highlights the need to reinforce accessibility by making audio captchas available and judgements in the PDF format be auto-tagged in order to be accessible to visually challenged persons.”Court websites must have Clearly labeled buttons, and calendars to select dates must be accessible,” it adds.Justice Chandrachud adds,”I am sure that with your personal intervention, persons with disabilities will be able to find an accessible court environment. I earnestly request you to ensure that steps are taken in that direction both by the High Court and by the district judiciary”Next Storylast_img read more

Make the great leap

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Make the great leapOn 28 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Confidence is a powerful thing and at last week’s CIPD conference inHarrogate, it emerged as one of the underlying themes. While everyonerecognises that HR is still coming of age, there is a feeling that pockets ofthe profession are taking a bolder approach and have more self-belief. Itremains questionable though whether HR as a community has enough ambition. Too many are still dreaming of a place on the board as if it were nirvana,when they should be behaving as if they were already there. Taking a moresystematic approach to transformation and championing it has to be your mantra.As we heard at Harrogate, truly superior organisations become rigorous notruthless about people, and they are disciplined about their workforces, theirthoughts and their actions. HR is capable of igniting the change from just goodto great through people, but more urgency is necessary. Few of us want mediocrecareers in mediocre organisations. Sicknote fever So the handling of GP sicknotes is coming to a head, with the prospect ofcompany doctors and occupational health advisers fulfilling the role in future.Readers should welcome this shift, but be realistic about the repercussionson HR and its relationship with colleagues in OH teams. Everyone admits thatcollaboration between the two is far from perfect and must dramatically improveif sickness absence is to avoid sinking into chaos. GPs want to get out of the whole sorry mess and HR agrees the current systemisn’t working. Personnel Today will be lobbying Government and the medicalprofession to ensure the employer voice is heard during the transition. Tackling the malingerers in a more robust way must be one of the outcomesfrom the new arrangements, as there is evidence it is reaching epidemicproportions. Inevitably, this goes far deeper than just paperwork and is at theroot of good people management policies. Managing sickness absence has been a hot topic this year, but will take oneven more significance in 2004. Six pilot schemes will provide much neededlearning on the way forward, with a view to informing a whole new sicknesscertification scheme. In the meantime, HR should review absence policies andtidy up working arrangements with OH ready for major changes in 2006. By Jane King, editor Comments are closed. last_img read more