CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) HY2016 Presentation

first_imgCAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 presentation results for the half year.For more information about CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh)  2016 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileCAL Bank Limited is a leading financial institution in Ghana offering products and services for the investment, corporate and retail banking sectors, as well as custodial, treasury, security brokerage, fund management and asset management services. The banking group underwrites securities and provides financial solutions for corporate finance operations, loan syndications and securities portfolio management, acquisitions and mergers, acceptance of bills of exchange, bullion dealings, export trade development and financing, hire-purchase finance and leasing. CAL Bank Limited provide a counseling and financing service for industrial, agricultural, mining, services and commercial ventures. The financial institution was founded in 1990 and is based in Accra, Ghana. CAL Bank Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Forget the Bitcoin price! I’d invest in FTSE 250 stocks to make a million

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” The performance of Bitcoin in the past few years has highlighted the volatility that cryptocurrencies can experience. It surged to an all-time high of almost $20,000 in 2017 before declining by over 80% in a matter of months. Since then, it has delivered a short-lived recovery, which has been followed by another decline in the past six months.Looking ahead, the Bitcoin price could continue to experience a difficult period. Regulatory risks, its limited size and competition from other virtual currencies could weigh on its performance.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…As such, investing in FTSE 250 shares could be a better idea. They offer low valuations, a track record of growth and lower risk than the cryptocurrencies. They could increase your chances of making a million.Track recordThe past performance of the FTSE 250 is very impressive. In the past 20 years, for example, it has recorded annualised total returns of around 9%. While that may not turn your initial capital into a seven-figure portfolio overnight, in the long run it can deliver a surprisingly large nest egg.For example, assuming an initial investment of £5,000, additional contributions of £200 per month and an annual return of 9%, you could generate a portfolio valued at almost £1m in a 40-year time frame. Clearly, investing larger amounts in FTSE 250 shares could lead to a greater chance of obtaining a seven-figure portfolio.RisksAs mentioned, Bitcoin is a relatively risky asset to hold. But the FTSE 250 offers less risk than the cryptocurrency, with it being possible to reduce company-specific risk through diversification. This means the impact on your portfolio from one stock experiencing a disappointing level of return is minimised when you hold a variety of other companies.Since it is relatively cost-effective to buy a wide range of companies through online share-dealing, building a diverse portfolio is an achievable goal for most investors. Diversifying may also provide you with access to a more varied collection of sectors and geographies which further improves your return prospects.Buying opportunityThe risks posed by Brexit continue to cause investors to adopt a cautious stance towards the stock market, and especially when it comes to UK-focused companies. As such, now could be a good time to buy mid-cap shares, with many of them offering low valuations, growth potential and high yields.They may not offer the potential to generate stunning returns in a short space of time, as Bitcoin might do. But from a risk/reward standpoint, they are likely to be more attractive to most investors. Therefore, they could be a better means of building a seven-figure portfolio. This process may take time, but the track record of the FTSE 250 shows that it is possible for modest sums of capital to produce a £1m+ portfolio in the long run. See all posts by Peter Stephens Peter Stephens | Sunday, 26th January, 2020 I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Forget the Bitcoin price! I’d invest in FTSE 250 stocks to make a million Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

The easyJet share price fell another 13% yesterday. Should I buy?

first_img Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Jonathan Smith and The Motley Fool UK have no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The easyJet share price fell another 13% yesterday. Should I buy? Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Jonathan Smith | Tuesday, 24th March, 2020 | More on: EZJ center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” The coronavirus has caused many industries to struggle for various reasons. The sectors that rely heavily on retail engagement have struggled due to calls for consumers to stay at home. Businesses with a large international presence are being hampered by supply chain disruption. But arguably, the industry hardest hit is travel.Evidence from this can be seen by a 13% fall in the share price of easyJet (LSE: EZJ) in trading on Monday. This compounds an already dire 2020 performance, with the share price down 65%.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Why has easyJet slumped?Let’s first rewind to six months ago. At the end of the fiscal year for easyJet, profit for the 2019 period was down 3.4%, but the overall report was fairly positive. Profit projections for the 2020 fiscal year were set slightly lower again (£420m vs £430m), but still with the business generating a healthy profit margin. At this point, there was no reason for investor concern.If we fast forward to early February, the share price was climbing back above 1,500p, eyeing up its record highs of around 1,850p. Then came the coronavirus and the impact on travel. From the middle of February onward, it has seen a linear decline.The main driver of this has been the lack of bookings or cancelled bookings from customers. For some this has been voluntary, with people not wanting to make a trip they had planned. But for others this has been forced by government travel bans, or lockdowns in destination cities.Since easyJet only has an operating margin of 7.3%, it’s very sensitive to such a drop in bookings. And it can’t really discount prices in order to encourage bookings, as it’s already ‘budget’ in price. What’s the outlook from here?Last week, easyJet came out with measures similar to sector peers, announcing that it would be cutting routes. This can be seen as a logical cash saver in the short term. It has also requested help from the UK government in order to help provide the firm with liquidity.And that liquidity may soon be needed, even though the balance sheet for the company looks robust on the surface. It currently has £1.6bn in cash and announced a further £427m worth of credit it has available to it. This sounds like a lot, but the firm is eating up cash every day.So where does this leave the share price and anyone wondering whether to buy? For me, it’s a possible buy if certain things happen. The main spark that could trigger a halt to the sell-off would be an announcement from the government of some kind of rescue plan. While not being nationalised, having a guarantee of support could put a floor on the share price. This floor would limit the drop as it would be protected from going bust. Given the company’s planes alone are valued at £4bn as assets, confirmation by the government would make me seriously consider buying at this cheap level. The assets alone provide the company with an intrinsic value. It would be a long-term buy and would need plenty of recovery time, but in my opinion the downside would be limited and it could be rewarding for patient buyers. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Jonathan Smith Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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House 02, Hyde Park / Daffonchio & Associates Architects

first_img “COPY” Architects: Daffonchio & Associates Architects Photographs House 02, Hyde Park / Daffonchio & Associates ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse 02, Hyde Park / Daffonchio & Associates Architects South Africa “COPY” Projects CopyAbout this officeDaffonchio & Associates ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSandtonHousesSouth AfricaPublished on July 24, 2014Cite: “House 02, Hyde Park / Daffonchio & Associates Architects” 24 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Adam LetchStructural Engineers:Hull Consulting EngineersLandscape Architect:Luanne ChanceQuantity Surveyor:SM Schneid Quantity SurveyorsContractor:CTS ProjectsAuthor Of Text:Frances JoyntArchitect In Charge:Enrico DaffonchioProject Team:Frances JoyntCity:SandtonCountry:South AfricaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Adam LetchText description provided by the architects. The house is set on a secluded, tranquil stand surrounded by established trees. The main house consists of 2 wings: the living wing and the bedroom wing. Both wings have long, low roofs which appear to float over and past them. These roofs are supported on external steel posts, as all of the walls stop short of the ceiling, with clerestory windows on top of all internal and external walls.Save this picture!© Adam LetchThe clerestory windows allow views of the trees from inside the house, and admit a soft, diffused light into the house during the day. At night, the ceilings are lit up by means of fluorescent lights concealed below the clerestory windows. This creates a soft, ambient light, and enhances the floating effect of the roofs. The deep overhangs of the roofs and the generous concrete aprons around the house extend the house into the garden both spatially and visually. The deep roof overhangs also shade the glazing in summer, protecting the house from solar heat gain.Save this picture!First Floor PlanAlong the full length of the northern side of the living area is a 16 meter long floor to ceiling motorized frameless glass sliding door. When opened, the door disappears into cavity walls, and the living area effectively becomes an open covered patio, with 2 large cavity sliders on the south side opening onto a secluded courtyard.Save this picture!© Adam LetchThe entrance door was designed by South African artist Marcus Neustetter. It comprises a sheet of laser cut steel on the outside and laser cut walnut on the inside, with clear glass in between to let light shine in during the day and out at night. The laser cut image originates from a Google Earth image showing the topography of Johannesburg and the surrounding areas. The minimalist architecture, expansive spaces, soft natural daylight and white walls in the house serve as a backdrop for other artwork throughout the house.Save this picture!© Adam LetchThe ecopool has been designed to read as part of the garden, with gravel banks acting as the transition between the garden and the pool, and planted wetlands blending visually with the surrounding landscaping.Project gallerySee allShow lessA Prize for Promise: GAGA’s Hunt for the New HadidArticlesSydney Plans Large-Scale Urban Renewal ProgramArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/527214/house-02-hyde-park-daffonchio-and-associates-architects Clipboard Houses Save this picture!© Adam Letch+ 15 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/527214/house-02-hyde-park-daffonchio-and-associates-architects Clipboard ArchDaily House 02, Hyde Park / Daffonchio & Associates Architects CopyHouses•Sandton, South Africalast_img read more

Screwfix customers donate £10,000 through Pennies microdonation service

first_img  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 2 August 2012 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Screwfix customers donate £10,000 through Pennies microdonation service Tagged with: corporate Digital microdonations Pennies Foundation Research / statistics Multi-channel retailer Screwfix has generated over £10,000 in four months for the prostate and testicular appeal, Everyman, set up by The Institute of Cancer Research. The sum was raised by customers who donated their ‘spare change’ 50,000 times via Pennies, the microdonation service.Screwfix added the Pennies option to its website, letting customers round up their total order to the nearest pound, with the additional pennies being donated to the Everyman appeal and other UK charities.John Mewett, marketing director at Screwfix, said: “The initiative is a really simple and sustainable way to offer our ongoing support to Everyman and our customers have really embraced the concept as nearly 4,000 customers are rounding up their purchases each week, bringing in more than £800 to the charity.”Screwfix has been working with Everyman since 2009.Everyman receives 75% of donations. The remaining 25% will be shared amongst other UK charities, including Shelter, Together for Short Lives and the Children’s Burns Trust.www.pennies.org.uk About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Ahoy there me hearties! Pirate impressions raise pounds for charity

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Melanie May | 18 September 2018 | News Ahoy there me hearties! Pirate impressions raise pounds for charity Tagged with: corporate Events Fundraising ideas  168 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 With International Talk Like a Pirate Day taking place this Wednesday (19 September), online casino site bgo.com is pledging to donate £5 to charity for every entry submitted in a competition to find the best pirate impersonator.The competition, Pirate Factor, is a parody of the X Factor and has been launched to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day. It aims to find the UK’s best pirate impersonator, a person that knows their ‘aarrrs’ from their ‘yo ho hos’ for the chance to raise money for charity, win a pirate hat and the glory of being the UK’s best pirate.Those wishing to enter must submit a voice clip of their best pirate impression to Pirate Factor, where there is also an option to include a photo of themselves in their pirate gear. Clips are uploaded for all to listen to, with a public vote for the best impersonation.In support of the day and the competition, bgo.com has pledged to donate £5 per entry submitted to the website, up to £5,000, with 80% of the donations going to the competition winner’s charity of choice, and the remaining 20% to GamCare.International Talk Like a Pirate Day was invented by John Baur and Mark Summers in 1995. The official International Talk Like a Pirate Day page now has over 134,000 likes on Facebook, while according to a recent survey conducted by bgo over a third (36%) of people asked said they will be celebrating the day.Historian and authority on pirates, Angus Konstam said:“International Talk Like a Pirate day is a success because it taps into all the things that make pirates so appealing to us all, regardless of our age. Forget the realities of historical piracy for a minute – this is all about celebrating their sense of adventure, their rebellious nature and their freedom from authority. Add in a heady mixture of fictional pirates, with their eye patches, wooden legs, parrots and strange ways of talking and you’ve got a celebration just about anyone can have fun with.”  167 total views,  3 views today Advertisement 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.last_img read more

Sixth online journalist thrown in prison as authorities reportedly prepare “adultery” charges

first_img Organisation News After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists March 18, 2021 Find out more News to go further Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 June 9, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Iran Receive email alerts Fershteh Ghazi, of the daily paper Etemad (“Confidence”), was arrested on 28 October for working with reformist websites. The country’s intelligence services are reportedly preparing to accuse her and five other journalists already in jail of “adultury” in a bid to hide the political nature of their arrest. News RSF_en October 29, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Sixth online journalist thrown in prison as authorities reportedly prepare “adultery” charges Reporters Without Borders today deplored the arrest of Iranian journalist Fershteh Ghazi, of the daily Etemad (“Confidence”), for working with reformist Internet news websites and expressed alarm at reports that the intelligence services were preparing to accuse her and five other imprisoned journalists of “adultery” in a bid to hide the political nature of their detention. “Such accusations, about private matters, would serve to cover up a flagrant violation of free expression and would be a disgusting legal spectacle,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.Ghazi was picked up on 28 October by the Teheran morality police, Edareh Amaken, when she answered a summons to appear before the 9th chamber of the Teheran prosecutor-general’s office. Her family was not told why she was arrested or where she was being held.The five other imprisoned journalists – Javad Gholam Tamayomi, Omid Memarian, Shahram Rafihzadeh, Hanif Mazroi and Rozbeh Mir Ebrahimi – are expected to be accused of having sex with her. Some of them are said to have been forced to sign confessions. Such accusations by the authorities are common against political prisoners in Iran.Tamayomi, of the daily Mardomsalari (“Democracy”) was arrested on 18 October when he answered a summon from the same officials as Ghazi. Memarian (editor of a weblog) was arrested on 10 October, Rafihzadeh (cultural editor of Etemad) on 7 September, Mazroi (who worked on several reformist papers) on 8 September and Ebrahimi (former political editor of Etemad) at his home on 27 September. Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists IranMiddle East – North Africa IranMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

“IDIA Is Like Family,Legal Career Can Be Truly Diverse”: In Conversation With Yamuna Menon, NLSIU Topper

first_imgNews Updates”IDIA Is Like Family,Legal Career Can Be Truly Diverse”: In Conversation With Yamuna Menon, NLSIU Topper Akshita Saxena29 Sep 2020 12:12 AMShare This – xYamuna makes history by winning the most number of gold medals in the history of NLSIUYamuna Menon, an IDIA scholar from Kerala has emerged as the Topper from NLSIU, Bangalore this year. She belongs to Udayamperoor, near Cochin. An extremely bright student, Yamuna secured an overall percentage of 95.8% in her Higher Secondary School Examinations and he 28th rank in CLAT 2015. On graduating, she has been awarded the title of ‘Best Outgoing Under-Graduate Student’…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?LoginYamuna Menon, an IDIA scholar from Kerala has emerged as the Topper from NLSIU, Bangalore this year. She belongs to Udayamperoor, near Cochin. An extremely bright student, Yamuna secured an overall percentage of 95.8% in her Higher Secondary School Examinations and he 28th rank in CLAT 2015. On graduating, she has been awarded the title of ‘Best Outgoing Under-Graduate Student’ among others, and has been awarded medals for excellence in the following subjects: (i) Business & Corporate Laws; (ii) Torts Law; (iii) Public Law; (iv) Constitutional Law; (v) Contracts Law; (vi) Criminal Law; and (vii) Property Law. LiveLaw: Who do you attribute your success to? Yamuna Menon: I am unable to pinpoint one person. It’s a combination of a lot of people who shaped me into who I am today. I think it’s more to do with the supportive environment that I was blessed with. From my parents, school teachers, my CLAT teachers at Heritage classes, IDIA, my professors in law school and friends. It’s their warm support and encouragement which helped me move forward with determination. LiveLaw: What was your life at Law School like? Yamuna Menon: I absolutely enjoyed my life at law school. I always knew I loved the place and I will miss it when I have to leave a place that was home to a lot of us for 5 years. And yes, I do miss law school now. It is also sad that I couldn’t spend my last trimester on campus due to the lockdown. Initially, I did have difficulties adapting to a new environment. However, NLS extends a great student support system through seniors and mentors. NLSIU opens up a variety of opportunities for law students. I did two international moot court competitions. Those opportunities allow one to meet new faces across continents, develop new skills as well as work in teams. I was also fortunate to represent India as part of the Youth Delegation to Nepal. Moreover, being part of Endeavour Leadership Programme in Australia was an enriching experience. I believe law school helps in accessing such unique opportunities in addition to furthering interests in areas of choice. For example, throughout my 5 years in law school I did associate myself with various research centres which work on competition law, labour law, environmental law etc. The student committees are another major part of law school life. I headed the academic support initiatives in university and was also the chief editor for a journal. These are not just positions of responsibility, but they are opportunities to connect and network with a lot of people from the legal field and outside of it. In addition to this, being part of the University sports team was a great feeling too. The people at law school defined my law school journey. My professors, staff at NLSIU and my friends played integral part in this. I am thankful to them. LiveLaw: What is the importance of IDIA in your legal career? Yamuna Menon: IDIA is like a family. You know IDIA is there for you always— that’s the feeling. Apart from scholarship (I thank my university and IDIA for it), there is a mentorship that IDIA provides. When I reached my third year in law school, I had a professional mentor who helped and guided me on various doubts on legal career that I had as a law student. Since law opens up myriad paths before you, it felt better to have a mentor to discuss my considerations with. It is a great support system. LiveLaw: Did you ever get a chance to interact with late Prof. (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer? Yamuna Menon: I had multiple opportunities to interact with him and I remember those vividly. He was so energetic and that energy made every meeting lively. Even an email from him would carry that energy. I was also in the middle of a conversation with him regarding a recommendation letter (which he was so happy to write) for a postgraduate scholarship, when we lost him. I really miss those responses – ‘Terrific’ – which was so unique to him and shared multitude of meanings. LiveLaw: How important are internships for a law student? Yamuna Menon: Internships are compulsory in NLSIU from third year of study. I think getting exposure to wide variety of legal career options will help in getting greater clarity while going forward in law school. As internships help you experience a workplace first hand, you can judge for yourself if it suits you. Personally, I noticed many of us including me almost follow the same path and almost same set of internships because we have witnessed our seniors do it. However, there are diverse opportunities available at national and international level for Indian law students which are worth exploring. A bit of research on such opportunities might be a good way to approach internships from a fresh perspective. LiveLaw: What are your plans for the future? Yamuna Menon: I will be joining Trinity College, University of Cambridge, soon with a scholarship. I am excited to join Trinity College which shares a rich history of excellent alumni. I hope to study options on commercial law and international law. I would definitely try to gain international exposure with a focus on responsible economic development. LiveLaw: What advice would you like to give to the young aspirants out there? Yamuna Menon: Legal career can truly be diverse. This is because law is inevitable and integral to our everyday life. What we aspire from that journey is undoubtedly defined by that person. So, make it a unique one for you.Next Storylast_img read more

Karnataka HC Directs BBMP Commissioner To Explain Steps Taken To Fill Potholes, Improve Road Conditions

first_imgNews UpdatesKarnataka HC Directs BBMP Commissioner To Explain Steps Taken To Fill Potholes, Improve Road Conditions Mustafa Plumber9 March 2021 9:13 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on Tuesday directed the Commissioner of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to file an affidavit within three weeks, enumerating the steps taken by BBMP on the basis of report submitted by Karnataka State Legal Services Authority which records issues raised by city residents regarding potholes, bad road and footpath conditions. As per the previous order…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?LoginThe Karnataka High Court on Tuesday directed the Commissioner of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to file an affidavit within three weeks, enumerating the steps taken by BBMP on the basis of report submitted by Karnataka State Legal Services Authority which records issues raised by city residents regarding potholes, bad road and footpath conditions. As per the previous order of thecourt, two Chief Engineers of the civic body appeared before the court and informed that 63 sub division teams have been formed who have visited the spots mentioned in the report and repair work of potholes is on-going. It was also stated by them that during the inspection it was found that 439 potholes have been identified and around 4,000 other footpath distresses have been found. It was also informed to the court that tenders have been floated for repair of footpaths Seemingly not impressed with the response of the Chief Engineers, a division bench headed by Chief Justice Abhay S Oka asked : “Are you (BBMP) serious that in the entire city of Bengaluru there are only around 400 potholes? Have you understood the legal services report correctly?We are not only concerned with potholes but conditions of roads.” It added “For repairs of footpaths, you will float a tender, meanwhile citizens will suffer and people will fall in ditch. What are you going to do about it?” In its order the court noted “Chief engineers of BBMP are present through Video conference. We are unable to understand what steps BBMP has taken on the basis of the report submitted.” It added “We direct BBMP commissioner to file affidavit firstly setting out steps to be taken for implementation of orders passed by this court from time to time and in particular order dated July 31, 2019.” The court observed “Perhaps compliance with an order dated July 2019, was not made and therefore this court was compelled to direct KSLSA to step in.” The bench then directed the commissioner to file the affidavit detailing apart from reporting compliance of orders, with steps taken by BBMP on the basis of report submitted by KSLSA. It also opined that “This court has already held that in case any citizen suffers from any injury or mishap due to poor condition of public streets, he has public law remedy available to seek compensation.” Following which it directed the commissioner to file affidavit in which he will state whether any steps taken to repair roads/footpaths which are mentioned in the report. The direction was given during the hearing of a public interest litigation filed by one PIL filed by Vijayan Menon in the year 2015, highlighting the problem of bad condition of roads in the city. The matter will now be heard on March 30Next Storylast_img read more

Driver who admitted to leaving woman in burning car gets 12 years in prison

first_imgWABC-TV(NEW YORK) — A New York man was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Wednesday after he admitting to leaving the scene of a fiery crash that trapped and killed his friend.Saeed Ahmad, 24, pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the October 2017 death of his friend Harleen Grewal, who died after Ahmad abandoned her in a burning vehicle on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.Grewal, 25, was pronounced dead at the scene.Ahmad allegedly was “driving at an excessive rate of speed” when he attempted to pass another vehicle and crashed into a highway barrier, causing his car to explode and burst into flames, according to prosecutors, who said he hailed a cab and fled without calling 911 or alerting anyone a passenger was in his car.Ahmad was arrested later that morning and treated for burns to his neck, arms and legs. Tests determined that his blood alcohol level at the time of the crash was above the legal limit of .08, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said in a statement.“This defendant’s senseless and reckless actions caused the death of a young woman who had her entire life ahead of her,” Gonzalez said. “He showed complete disregard for human life and for the safety of everyone using our roadways.”Hopefully, he added, the victim’s heartbroken family will “find some solace” in sentencing. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more