First Mutual Holdings Limited 2013 Annual Report

first_imgFirst Mutual Holdings Limited (FMHL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about First Mutual Holdings Limited (FMHL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Mutual Holdings Limited (FMHL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Mutual Holdings Limited (FMHL.zw)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileThe Group has more than a hundred years of serving Zimbabwe by provision of economic dignity though its strategic business units. We have diverse interests in life assurance, health insurance, short term insurance; short term re-insurance; long term re-insurance; wealth management, property sector, funeral services and microfinance housed under the following subsidiaries; First Mutual Life, First Mutual Health, NicozDiamond Insurance, First Mutual Reinsurance, FMRE Property & Casualty (Botswana), First Mutual Wealth Management, First Mutual Properties, First Mutual Funeral Services and First Mutual Microfinance. First Mutual Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange.last_img read more

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NPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgNPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about NPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNPF Microfinance Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for both serving and retired Officers and men and women employed by the Nigeria Police Force as well as the general banking public. The company is the leading microfinance institution in Nigeria and also offers loans, advances, money market products and financial advisory services to the retail, commercial and corporate sectors. The company has developed specialised products which includes Police After Service Account, Police Focal Account and IGP Premium Bond. Established in 1993, NPF Microfinance Bank Plc was granted its full license to operate as a Community Bank in 2002. It converted from its Community Bank status to a Microfinance Bank following a directive from the Central Bank of Nigeria. Its head office is in Obalende, Nigeria and its branch network extends to all the Police commands in the country. NPF Microfinance Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Wales 33-30 Japan: Five talking points

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS A review of Wales’ last-gasp victory over Japan in Cardiff Fly over: Akihito Yamada scores under the posts for Japan. Photo: Getty ImagesIt will take time to change the way in which Wales play, given how ingrained it has become, but Welsh supporters also saw Eddie Jones pick up a failing England squad and spin it like a coin. Charles Darwin had millions of years with which to demonstrate evolution, the Welsh team do not – most supporters want to see the back-line develop some hands sooner rather than later.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. Late show: Leigh Halfpenny congratulates Sam Davies after his winning drop-goal. Photo: Getty Images A negative victoryNot every victory is a positive, nor every loss negative. Ireland’s loss to the All Blacks was loaded with positives, Wales’ victory over Japan was not. Barring a confident match-winning drop-goal from Sam Davies, the ever consistent and hugely impressive Alun Wyn Jones and Liam Williams, plus some solid gain-line carrying from Scott Baldwin, this was another confusing performance from Wales. They beat 30 defenders, made 11 line breaks and completed 23 offloads, yet managed to score just three tries against a Japanese squad well short of the quality which saw them beat the Springboks in 2015.Rock at lock: Alun Wyn Jones makes a break through Japan’s defence. Photo: Getty ImagesWales had 72% of territory and 68% of possession in the first half yet were unable to produce a significant points margin for any length of time. The pattern was repeated in the second half where fluid Japanese passing meant that Wales were never more than a handful of points away from a humiliating defeat, which meant Keelan Giles didn’t even have the opportunity to run onto the grass.With an obvious advantage at the scrum, it was strange that Wales chose to use it so little. A telling stat is that two out of three of the Japanese back row out-carried their Welsh counterparts when back-row moves from the base of a scrum should have been prioritised. Even more baffling is that Ross Moriarty wasn’t used at all, especially given that ball-carrying is one of his major strengths. Not good. Not good at all.Selection question marksWales’ squad selection against Argentina was progressive, a glimmer that Rob Howley had finally hammered a rusty nail into the ‘Warrenball’. Yet the selection for Japan appeared to be a nervous look over the shoulder. Back came the large carriers and predictable straight ‘one-up’ running lines. Barring the effective transition of Leigh Halfpenny to the wing, the Welsh back-line looked like cottage cheese compared to the creamy passing of the Japanese.Over time: Dan Lydiate scores his first Test try. Photo: Getty ImagesSo, too, in the Welsh back row. While it was positive to see Dan Lydiate score a try, his first ever at Test level, the absence of a genuine ball-carrier was bizarre. The selection for South Africa will really show where Wales are in their rebuilding for 2019 because at the moment, compared to Scotland, England and Ireland, Wales haven’t really knocked down the old building, let alone started on the new one.Slow ruck speedIt seems almost inconceivable that anything could be slower than Yu Tamura’s goalkicking and restart routines, but Wales’ ruck speed was. The problem wasn’t even with the speed of the actual ruck, the ball was often in place, only for it to be slowed by the scrum-half looking for carrying pods to form or runners to arrive at their marks.Chain reaction: Alex Cuthbert shows his frustration during the game. Photo: Getty ImagesAt times it genuinely looked as though the players didn’t know what was happening next. Are we going wide? Or are we carrying up the middle? Even against a desperate South African team, Wales will not be able to dwell on the ball for such lengthy periods of time – the Bok counter-ruck is one thing that remains devastating. TAGS: Highlight Hat tip for Sam DaviesIn a game deemed too risky for the electric Keelan Giles, Sam Davies was thrown into a situation in which even senior players were panicking – and shone. His 80th-minute match-winning drop-goal saved many rugby careers being blighted with a draw that would linger long in Welsh rugby.Mr Cool: Sam Davies drops the winning goal in the 80th minute. Photo: Getty ImagesTo drop into the pocket and take responsibility for 80 minutes of rugby, when you yourself have played only 15, is a situation in which even the best outside-halves falter, let alone a 23-year-old picking up his second cap. It wasn’t even a nervy strike that bobbled through the air like a cheap plastic football bought from the corner shop – it was perfect. Congratulations Sam Davies, you saved a nation.When will the excuses stop?‘We’ve had a good training week.’‘We keep making mistakes in the wrong areas.’‘It will take time to change the style of play.’The above may all be valid, but they are not helping to provide a long-term solution to the decline in the performances of the national team and the paying public are beginning to tire of them. Post-match pint conversations are no longer based on the positives of the Grand Slam years and are now veering towards far more negative matters. 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Light shines in the darkness of theater massacre

first_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Geri Lee Nelson says: Rector Albany, NY Frank Logue[Episcopal News Service] In the midst of America’s worst mass shooting, there were glimmers of goodness in the midst of a cold, calculating evil. As the body-armor clad killer methodically shot his way through the Century 16 theater in Aurora, Colorado, some showed the best of what humanity is capable of even amid the carnage.Patricia Legarretta cried out “My kids!” As chaos swirled around, 19-year-old Jarell Brooks saw the mother holding her two children between rows. Brooks helped her get to the aisle and pushed her ahead through an exit door. He walks on crutches now, recovering from a bullet wound in his leg.Meanwhile, not one, but three men died each using their bodies to shield someone with whom they went to see Dark Knight Rising. Off duty security guard and Navy veteran Jon Blunk pushed Jansen Young down to the floor and under a seat and then covered her with his own 6-foot-2-inch frame. She didn’t know he had been injured until the shooting stopped and she realized Jon was dead, taking the bullets that would have otherwise killed her as well. Samantha Yowler came away with a gunshot wound to her knee, her boyfriend Matt McQuinn died protecting her, putting his body between her and the gunman. Amanda Lindgren likewise reported that her friend Alex Teves died from gunfire while using his body to shield her.These are only the stories we know because the men died in the process. Beyond these civilians, there was the unparalleled professionalism of the calm voice of the police dispatcher giving the first responders the information they needed to stop the gunman and save lives. Then there were the numerous police, firefighters and paramedics who willingly rushed into the maelstrom of panic and fear for what could have been their final call.Imagining a loving God in this tragedy, it would be easy to wish that the 24-year old shooter, James E. Holmes, would have been struck down by a lightning bolt out of a cloudless sky as he walked toward the theater with murderous intent. Why didn’t Jesus intervene with a blinding light and a commanding voice to set things right? That’s not how the world works.That doesn’t make God weak, but loving. For God cannot both give humans free will and take away that free will. If God took away our choices in order to make sure that there was no pain and suffering in the world, we would no longer be free and without freedom there can be no love. Love must be a choice.But a world created for love means freedom to do great evil as well as good. There is no other way. God gave us choice. And through our choices we can get hurt and we can hurt or kill others. We humans bend our wills to do some very ungodly things and the result includes the deaths by drunk drivers and other accidents. It also means that birth defects can occur from known causes like a mother taking drugs while pregnant or causes less understood at the time such as infants harmed by thalidomide.A universe where real love is an option means a world in which pain and suffering are not only possible, but likely. And yet, this world of choice founded on love is also what makes possible all the noble acts of self-sacrifice like those that unfolded last week at a movie theater in Colorado. This world is not only a world of pain and suffering, but also a world of generosity, kindness, and self-sacrificial love.God did not stand apart from creation but entered into the creation in the second person of the Trinity, Jesus, to lovingly reweave the tattered tapestry of our world. Where is God when tragedy strikes? God is present in the hearts of those suffering. And God is in the hearts of those who help, as care for others reflects that self-giving love that flows from the very heart of God.An airliner crashed into the Potomac River on a snowy night and a pedestrian jumped into the water, to pull people to safety and die in the effort. A gunman took over an Amish school and a 13-year old girl told him to kill her first, hoping to buy time for her classmates. At Virginia Tech a professor stood in the way of the attacker to save his students. For every event like the Holocaust there are many hundreds of people who like Maximilian Kolb, the Catholic priest who offered to die in the place of another man, defy evil with acts of self-giving love.The pattern is universal. In every great act of hatred, there will be those who show love. Though free will can create tragedies, when the dust clears, there are always more stories of light shining in the darkness. More than a mere silver lining, these are the real and tangible signs that the darkness will never overtake the light.— The Rev. Frank Logue is Canon to the Ordinary of the Diocese of Georgia. He writes at http://loosecanon.georgiaepiscopal.org/. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Advocacy Peace & Justice, Gun Violence Rector Pittsburgh, PA Comments (5) July 25, 2012 at 12:03 pm Frank Logue always has a great message for people in this troubled time of ours. Submit a Job Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs (The Rev’d) Lynn Orville says: July 24, 2012 at 10:44 am Gracious God,We do not understand why someone wraps himself in body armor and walks into a theatre to randomly shoot whoever is in the paths of the bullets, nor can understand why he made his apartment into a bomb waiting to happen. The deaths of so many and the tragic suffering of an ever widening circle of victims, their families and friends, and their community make no sense to us. We cannot imagine the pain of those who are suffering devastating physical injuries, nor the emotional pain of those whose family and friends died. We ask you to bring your healing grace and mercy to those who are suffering physically and those who have broken hearts. We lift to you all who are being affected by this shooting.Lord, we know that you are not the author of this confusion. You are great and mighty, full of compassion and grace and only you can bring something good out of this horrific violence. We lift to you the man who brought this to bear. Break open his heart so that he can understand what he has done and that through your grace he would truly repent. Be near to his family in this terrible time.Lord God, we ask that you would bring comfort and healing to those whose lives have been devastated, and that you would give them your peace. All these things we ask through your son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Tampa, FL Bill Creed says: Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group July 23, 2012 at 5:24 pm Another piece here is that at the heart of our faith lies a cross. Christianity understands well that the world and humanity can do terrible things, which is why we say we need salvation… that our hope lies not just in our human story but in the context of a larger one, which looking at the worst the world can dish out clearly, does not lose hope, because as the old joke puts it, “we trust in God, all others pay cash.”Some radio commentators squabbling over gun control on this threw in the aside that “well what we need are changed hearts, but how you do that”– and then moved on.But right on target. We’re in the changed hearts and Jesus business… which is what really speaks to these things. Featured Jobs & Calls Light shines in the darkness of theater massacre Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Bath, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Press Release Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Belleville, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Len Freeman says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Events Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Tags Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS July 23, 2012 at 5:39 pm Fr. Logue, Thank you for the enlighting message, I was really having a hard time praying for the young shooter and his family until I read your message..we all need reminders all the time and we are very blessed to have you..God Bless You. Press Release Service Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA By Frank LoguePosted Jul 23, 2012 Cyndy Hodges says: July 23, 2012 at 3:33 pm I want to depend on the balance presented in this essay – the Love of God prevailing in the courage and witness of humans, even in the midst of such evil deeds perpetrated by humans. Thank you, Canon Logue, for the theology of the roles of freedom and love in the face of atrocity. 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Art museum firings set off blaze of solidarity, resistance

first_imgCarlos Oviedo (front row, far right) and fellow union members and supporters rally in front of Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, July 29.Boston — Over 50 art enthusiasts, community members and labor activists came out to a July 29 rally and informational picket in support of Carlos Oviedo, a worker recently fired from the Museum of Fine Arts here.Oviedo is a member of the Museum Independent Security Union (MISU) and has been a guard at the MFA for more than 17 years. His firing comes amid the union’s communications with OSHA regarding asbestos concerns at the museum, making him the most recent victim of management’s search-and-destroy tactic. He is the fifth union museum worker to be fired over a two-year period for what the union insists are “non-issues.”While the museum says Oviedo was late for a shift, the union has cried “foul.” Oviedo maintains he not only arrived on time for work, despite facing significant transportation delays, but also followed museum protocol by calling well in advance of his shift to let supervisors know that his Orange Line train was being taken out of service and he might be late. But because he wasn’t “in uniform” when he arrived for the guards’ roll call, he was marked as tardy for his shift and was fired.Since 2016, the Orange Line — one of Boston’s subway lines serving many working-class communities across the city — has operated with more than half of its trains out of service due to disrepair. Despite receiving over $80 million in subway engine upgrades last year, Boston’s ailing subway system daily threatens the livelihoods of tens of thousands of workers like Carlos Oviedo, with track malfunctions, voltage spikes and train breakdowns. Why should workers, who already pay skyrocketing subway and bus fares, be answerable for tardiness they have no control over?These kinds of miniscule infractions — often overlooked by most employers who depend on workers to make businesses profitable — are being used solely to target the union.The rally on July 29, organized by MISU, was the third action pushing for Oviedo’s reinstatement. It is part of a larger effort to support MFA guards who are being threatened with multiple disciplines for their union activity as well as their communications with OSHA. Having recently won reinstatement for dismissed museum worker John Powhida, the campaign is gaining steam and is spreading to organized labor, social justice organizers and cultural workers, who can all relate easily to the issues at hand.Genevieve Lechat, a Harvard union member and MISU supporter who attended the rally, explained that “union work is urgent as ever.”“These workers stand all day,” she continued. “Their work has ergonomic, health and safety issues. When a rich institution like the MFA doesn’t do its share, workers need publicly funded services to get by while the ‘non-profit’ employer — whose director usually makes close to $1 million — accumulates more and more wealth, tax-free, giving nothing back to the community. The union is exposing that.”Museum collections are guarded by workers of many nationalities with richly varied life experiences. Most have other jobs where they perform unpaid and underpaid work. They include artists, musicians, teachers, single parents, seniors, students and youth. Several of the union guards have worked at the MFA for more than 35 years, while many younger ones have been there less than five years. The union that proudly and vigorously represents them is led by MISU President Evan Henderson. Now 26 years old, Henderson has been a museum guard at the MFA since he was 21.“The union has many pending grievances with the museum,” Henderson explained to Workers World. “The MFA is denying nearly every single one of them, which brings these grievances to the level of arbitration. Arbitrations are expensive for the union, and take a good chunk out of its finances. Museum management realizes it has much more money and power on its side and likely sees this as an opportunity to bankrupt the union and completely bust it.“This is a very typical union-busting tactic,” Henderson further observed, “and it is very blatantly occurring right before our eyes.”Organizers and supporters alike are hopeful they can win reinstatement for Carlos Oviedo and continue to educate the museum-going public about the MFA’s harsh retaliatory practices.When asked how more people can support the campaign to reinstate Oviedo, organizers pointed directly to their fliers and emails, which ask people to “Demand justice for the guards!”Readers wishing to tell the Boston MFA to reinstate Carlos Oviedo can call 617-369-3200 or write to [email protected] thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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With Internet still disconnected, concern mounts about fate of monks and civilian detainees

first_img Help by sharing this information May 12, 2021 Find out more Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Organisation MyanmarAsia – Pacific News News September 30, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 With Internet still disconnected, concern mounts about fate of monks and civilian detainees Follow the news on Myanmar May 31, 2021 Find out more May 26, 2021 Find out morecenter_img to go further Although fixed-line phones and some mobiles are still working, the complete absence of Internet in Burma is making it harder and harder to send photos and video footage about the situation in Rangoon and the rest of the country. Nothing is being reported about what is happening to the thousands of prisoners of conscience.Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association call on the international media to use every possible means to try to break through this news blackout, especially about the fate of the detainees, who risk being tortured. The two organisations also urge UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari to publicly condemn the measures taken by the military junta to block the free flow of news and information.After restoring the Internet for a few hours yesterday, the authorities have again disconnected it. Yesterday afternoon, troops took up position around the headquarters of the leading ISP, Myanmar Infotech, whose website (www.myanmarinfotech.com.mm), like all websites with the .mm country domain suffix, is currently down. It seems that government officials are able to send email messages, after verification of their content, from inside the department of posts and telecommunications building, which is controlled by troops.“Military prior censorship, long applied to the print media, is now being applied to the Internet,” Reporters Without Borders and the BMA said. “This case of prior control of all information sent by Internet is unique in the world.”As a result, no photos or video footage have been published about the fate of the 700 monks held by the military, about the hundreds of civilians, including Generation 88 leaders, who have been imprisoned, about the fate of Aung San Suu Kyi and others National League for Democracy leaders, about the situation inside the monasteries now controlled by the army, or about Insein prison, north of the former capital, where hundreds of prisoners of conscience are held.Because Rangoon is now under tight military control, no journalist has been able to verify whether hundreds of monks are indeed being held inside the Rangoon Technological Institute or in a disused race course known as Kyeikkasan Interrogation Center. The news website Irrawaddy quoted a monastery official as saying monks had been forced to take off their robes and wear prisoner uniforms.Today, some peaceful demonstrations were reported in Pakokku, Sittwe and Taung Goke with thousands of participants, but no images emerged because of the Internet blackout.The news blackout is fueling rumours about the number of victims and about divisions within the regime. “One should not believe either the regime’s propaganda or the crazy rumours going around the country,” a journalist in Rangoon said. Receive email alerts News MyanmarAsia – Pacific RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum News RSF_en US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torturelast_img read more

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Letter to Colombian president urging respect for work of journalists

first_img News Related documents lettre_colombie_22082013_esp-3.pdfPDF – 100.3 KBcarta_a_relatora_especial_para_la_libertad_de_expresio_n-3.pdfPDF – 309.89 KBcarta_a_oficina_en_colombia_del_alto_comisionado_de_las_naciones_unidas_para_los_derechos_humanos-3.pdfPDF – 303.99 KB News ColombiaAmericas 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reporters Without Borders has registered more than 20 attacks on journalists by both police and demonstrators during a national strike by farm workers, miners and public sector employees that began on 19 August.As a result, Reporters Without Borders wrote to President Juan Manuel Santos today voicing concern about the ability of media personnel to work safely and calling on the authorities take whatever measures are necessary to protect reporters during demonstrations. RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia President Juan Manuel SantosCasa de Nariño Presidential PalaceBogotá, ColombiaDear President Santos,Reporters Without Borders, an international organization for defence of freedom of information, is writing to you again to express its concern about the increase in physical attacks on journalists with various media. Journalists continue to be in constant of danger of vilification from all sides for covering a particular event or for covering it in a way contrary to the interests of their assailants.At least 20 cases of attacks on journalists, especially journalists with alternative news media, were registered in a total of eight departments during the first 48 hours of the general strike called by a coalition of various civil society sectors.Thorough and impartial investigations should be conducted on each of these cases. Reporters Without Borders therefore urges the Colombian government, especially Defence Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón and the new National Police Director, Rodolfo Palomino, to issue the necessary orders so that the men under their command respect the work of the media and so that the right of all Colombians to know what is happening in their country is guaranteed. We also call on the police to protect journalists, so that the right to demonstrate is not tarnished by behaviour hostile to freedom of expression.As guarantor of the Colombian Constitution and of the international treaties ratified by your country, it is your responsibility to ensure them.Freedom of information is a right enshrined in article 20 of the Colombian constitution. Under article 73 of the constitution, journalistic activity must be protected in order to guarantee its freedom and independence. At the same time, the Declaration of Principles on Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American System of Human Rights stresses that everyone, without discrimination, has the right to freedom of expression, and that the right to journalistic work must be respected regardless of political views or views of any other nature. It also says that obstructing the free flow of information violates the right to free speech.This information will also be sent to various international human rights bodies so that they take it into account when evaluating the respect and the guarantees that the Colombian state provides for the work of the media, both commercial and alternative.I thank you in advance for the attention you give to this letter.Sincerely, May 13, 2021 Find out more News August 22, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Letter to Colombian president urging respect for work of journalists RSF_en Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information April 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation to go further ColombiaAmericas RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Reports Christophe DeloireSecretary-GeneralReporters Without Borders Follow the news on Colombia October 21, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Serial Arson Suspect in Custody

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News More Cool Stuff 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. Subscribe Herbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Police, Fire & The Courts Serial Arson Suspect in Custody Suspect; Viera, Javier Adolfo/ 121077 Published on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 | 4:16 pmcenter_img Community News 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 Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena There have been 21 incidents of Arson/ Attempt Arson in the City of South Pasadena, and 4 in the City of Pasadena since mid- November. The incidents started as small vegetation fires and escalated to fires set under/ involving parked vehicles, and one involving the exterior door to a business.South Pasadena Fire Investigators and Pasadena Fire Investigators joined forces to investigate these fires and identify any suspects, and they were assisted by the West San Gabriel Valley Anti- Crime Task Force. Several potential suspects were identified and surveillances were conducted. Fingerprints were recovered from an incendiary device that did not burn completely, linking S’ Viera to the fires. Viera was subsequently contacted near the scene of one of the arson fires on 042013.On 042113 a surveillance was conducted on S’ Viera and he was subsequently arrested for a car fire in the 6100 blk of Oak Hill, in Los Angeles. S’ Viera was interviewed and admitted responsibility for a majority of the fires, and a search of his home resulted in the recovery of corroborating evidence. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

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Super Bowl ads aim to comfort and connect

first_img Twitter TAGS  Super Bowl ads aim to comfort and connect Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Local NewsBusinessUS News Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp Stars Mila Junis, Amy Schumer and Jason Alexander reveal why they decided to be in commercials aired during the Super Bowl. Twitter Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 5, 2021 Previous articleChiefs aim to repeat as Super Bowl champs against BuccaneersNext articleDAILY OIL PRICE: February 5 Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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Allahabad High Court Holds That 3 Years Limitation For Filing Claim Petition Is Applicable To All Insurance Policies Irrespective Of Its Terms

first_imgNews UpdatesAllahabad High Court Holds That 3 Years Limitation For Filing Claim Petition Is Applicable To All Insurance Policies Irrespective Of Its Terms LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK12 Nov 2020 1:10 AMShare This – xGiving huge relief to farmers and other marginalised sections of the society, the Allahabad High Court on Wednesday held that the period of limitation of 75 days for filing a claim under Government insurance schemes, particularly the Mukhyamantri Kisan Avam Sarvahit Bima Scheme is unreasonable and arbitrary. A Division Bench of Justices Shashi Kant Gupta and Pankaj Bhatia noted that…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?LoginGiving huge relief to farmers and other marginalised sections of the society, the Allahabad High Court on Wednesday held that the period of limitation of 75 days for filing a claim under Government insurance schemes, particularly the Mukhyamantri Kisan Avam Sarvahit Bima Scheme is unreasonable and arbitrary. A Division Bench of Justices Shashi Kant Gupta and Pankaj Bhatia noted that such a short period of limitation militates against the ‘socio-beneficial’ object of the Scheme and is therefore liable to be set aside. The Bench ordered that for filing claim petition, a period of three years from the date of the death of the deceased, or from the date when the claim is partly or wholly denied, as also given under the Insurance Act and the Limitation Act, shall be available to the beneficiaries under the impugned scheme. “The ‘law of the land’ which is binding on all insurance contracts by virtue of Section 46 providing three years’ of limitation in the event of a suit being filed has to be accepted as a reasonable period within which a claim for insurance and a claim against the wrongful rejection of the insurance can be preferred. We take a ‘que’ from the schedule appended to the Limitation Act to hold that the limitation of three years from the date of the death or the date of rejection of the claim, partly or wholly, would be a reasonable time for filing a claim under the Mukhyamantri Kisan Avam Sarvahit Bima Scheme and the similar schemes which were in force prior thereto on behalf of beneficiaries of the Scheme,” the Court held. The observation was made in a writ petition filed by one Gautam Yadav, seeking insurance amount under the impugned scheme after the demise of his father. As per facts of the case, the Petitioner’s father died in an accident on 3.7.2018 and being a farmer having agricultural holdings was entitled to the grant of compensation under the impugned scheme. The Petitioner claimed to have applied for grant of compensation on 20.10.2018 (immediately after he obtained his father’s death certificate from the authorities) but his claim was denied as time barred. It was stated that the Petitioner did not prefer the claim within the limitation (45 days (extendable up to maximum 75 days by the DM)) prescribed in the Scheme. The Court observed that the death had occurred on 03.07.2018, the period of insurance policy expired on 12.9.2018 and as such claim could be made by 11.10.2018 with a further condonable limit upto 11.11.2018. Thus, even as per the scheme, the Petitioner was well within the limitation and the condonable limit prescribed in the scheme. It thus held, “The impugned order is clearly wrong on that count and thus liable to be set aside holding that the application for compensation filed was well within the prescribed condonable period of limitation as provided in the Scheme.” Coming to the question of reasonableness of the limitation period so prescribed, the Court said that it cannot oversee the ground reality that often, there is a long waiting period for issuance of death certificates in the State of UP, and keeping that in mind, the period of 75 days to file a claim petition is insufficient. It held, “The Court cannot also ignore the social facts in the State of Uttar Pradesh, wherein the post death rituals extend for a reasonably long time and collection of documents required to be filed with claim (detailed in the scheme) take a long time and to expect the family of the bereaved, that too illiterate to file a claim within a period of 45 days (maximum upto 75 days) as prescribed under the new Scheme and three months in the erstwhile 12 schemes prima facie is wholly arbitrary and has the potential of frustrating the entire purpose of the Scheme which is to benefit the poor farmers.” The Bench also explained the applicability of the Insurance Act to the present scheme, in the following words: “A plain reading of the mandate of Section 46 makes it clear that the statutory right as contained in Section 46 to sue for relief in respect of the policy in a court and the questions of law in connection with any such policy are to be determined in accordance with the law in force in India. Thus, the term ‘law in force’ has been made specifically applicable to all the policies irrespective of the terms of the policy or Agreement.” It added, “The mandate of Section 46 is also reflected in the Agreement signed in between the Insurance Companies and the State wherein Clauses 10, 11 and 12 (quoted above), it has been specifically agreed that the Applicable Laws with regard to the policies shall 11 be the law as prevalent in the country.” Case Title: Gautam Yadav v. State of UP & Ors. Appearance: Advocates Ajay Kumar Maurya and Jawahar Lal Maurya (for Petitioner) Click Here To Download Order Read OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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