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first_imgB.O.C. Gases Plc (BOCGAS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about B.O.C. Gases Plc (BOCGAS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the B.O.C. Gases Plc (BOCGAS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: B.O.C. Gases Plc (BOCGAS.ng)  2005 annual report.Company ProfileBOC Gases Nigeria Plc manufactures and distributes gases for the industrial and medical sectors in Nigeria including argon, nitrogen carbon dioxide and oxygen. The company also manufactures and distributes welding products and sells a range of medical equipment. Established in 1959 and formerly known as Industrial Gases Plc, the company changed its name to BOC Gases Nigeria Plc in 1997. In 2006, The Linde Group AG acquired a 60% stake in the business with the balance held by Nigerian shareholders. As part of The Linde Group, BOC Gases Nigeria has access to the largest industrial gases and welding products enterprise in Africa namely African Oxygen Plc (Afrox). The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. BOC Gases Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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first_imgPower packed: Ross Moriarty put in a huge shift at No 8 against EnglandThe abrasive No 8 had been in sparkling form in defence, walloping English carriers on the gain line and, more often than not, rocking them back. It was these kinds of tackles that allowed Warburton and Justin Tipuric to flood forward on to the breakdown and do damage to England’s ball retention.Just as there was at blindside, there were several standout performances at No 8 this week, with Jamie Heaslip and Louis Picamoles also worthy of note here. World-class: Owen Farrell put in another hugely influential performance By Alex ShawRound two of the 2017 RBS Six Nations is in the book and the upcoming rest week gives us all a little longer to digest it.From Ireland blitzing Italy in Rome to the fiery and physical Anglo-Welsh affair in Cardiff, the tournament delivered in emphatic fashion this weekend and was fittingly crowned with a breathless encounter between France and Scotland in Paris on Sunday.The results ended the Grand Slam hopes of Wales and Scotland, but the tournament looks more competitive than ever, with just one loss from England enough to see them reabsorbed into the chasing pack and a five-horse race for the title emerging.We dug deep into each game and came up with our XV of the week.15. Stuart Hogg, ScotlandNot a vintage weekend for full-backs if truth be told but aside from coughing up possession late in the game, Stuart Hogg didn’t put a foot wrong against France and extended his try-scoring streak in the competition to four games.With ball in hand, there is no better full-back in the northern hemisphere and he showed that again this week with his balanced running style, two hands on the ball and dangerous footwork.14. Jack Nowell, EnglandJonny May was sacrificed for Nowell to be brought into the XV, a decision surely made in part due to England’s inability to break the gain line against France and the Exeter man delivered.Safe pair of hands: Jack Nowell put in a fine all-round performanceHe may not have torn Wales apart with big gains but his tendency to step inside from his wing saw him beat the first tackler on numerous occasions and his average of just over 5m per carry was representative of his outing, with constant, short gains on all his carries, rather than one big run weighting the statistics.13. Garry Ringrose, IrelandIreland’s win over Italy had a feeling of shooting fish in a barrel towards the end but that should not detract from Ringrose’s classy performance in Rome.The young outside-centre delivered equally in attack and defence and his nimbleness and ability to change direction in the moments just prior to taking contact saw him break numerous tackles and keep the Italian defence on the back foot.12. Owen Farrell, EnglandWhilst England struggle to meet their own expectations as a team, Owen Farrell continues to turn in effective performances and deliver in the most crucial of moments. It’s no longer just kicking under pressure, it’s his leadership and execution of skill in times of adversity.His pinpoint pass to Elliot Daly unleashed the winger to score the try which ultimately won the game for England, whilst his powerful tackling made him an impenetrable wall in defence.11. Craig Gilroy, IrelandThis could easily have gone to Simon Zebo or Keith Earls, but Gilroy’s second half hat-trick – after being subbed on in the 48th minute – was a showcase in the kind of ball-tracking, support and work rate that every coach wants from their wings.Flyer: Craig Gilroy rattled up a hat-trick of tries in an eye-catching performanceThe game may have been won by the time Gilroy entered the fray but in this age of physical beasts and athletic sprinters on the wing, sometimes we don’t give enough credit to simply scoring tries and being a clinical finisher.10. Dan Biggar, WalesWearing a rib injury suffered in the opening week against Italy and under pressure from the impressive Sam Davies on the bench, Dan Biggar delivered a very polished performance when it was most needed against England on Saturday.It won’t be much relief for Welsh fans who long for a more fluid attack, but Biggar’s defensive performance was excellent. From an intercept that almost led to a wonderful solo try to the little details, such as his unwillingness to release as a tackler until the last possible moment, Biggar played a very positive role in Wales’ near-miss.9. Rhys Webb, WalesWebb’s proclivity for addressing the referee aside, the scrum-half had a fine game against England, including plenty of savvy in and around the breakdown. After a rip-roaring weekend of Six Nations action, there are an abundance of worthy candidates for the team of the round in a Lions year LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Bossing it: Rhys Webb controlled the game around the fringesHe delivered the quick ball Biggar needed, organised his forwards well and, like any good scrum-half, got away with as much as the referee would let him. A few more snipes around the fringes to keep opposition defences honest and Webb will be throwing his name into the British and Irish Lions hat.1. Cyril Baille, FranceThis was a tough contest with Cian Healy, who laid down a strong marker on his return to the Ireland starting XV, but the Toulouse loosehead exerted just a little more dominance over his opposite number than the Irishman.Ominously for the other five nations, France are beginning to combine their power up front with a desire and ability to play at something much closer to regular Test match intensity and young prop Baille has been an important cog in that development.2. Niall Scannell, IrelandA late addition to the starting XV after captain Rory Best was deemed unfit, Scannell looked to the manor born in Test rugby on his debut.Heir apparent: Niall Scannell showed their could be life after Rory BestHe contributed well at the set-piece, carried effectively and defended efficiently. With Ireland’s lineout previously highlighted as an issue, Scannell did a good job of putting himself forward as a potential solution in the remaining three games of the championship.3. Dan Cole, EnglandThe Leicester Tiger did his British and Irish Lions ambitions no harm at all with a very impressive showing at the Principality Stadium, out scrummaging Rob Evans in an encouraging outing from England’s tight five.His body position and bind were both good and he was a pivotal part in one of, if not England’s best scrummaging display under Eddie Jones. His spoiling work at the breakdown was also noteworthy.4. Joe Launchbury, EnglandWith Maro Itoje partnering Launchbury in the engine room and Courtney Lawes on the blindside, England seemed to find a better balance against Wales than they showed against France, a week previously.The Wasps lock carried well, keeping England on the front-foot around the fringes, defended relentlessly and showed his impressive conditioning, finishing the game just as strongly as he started it.5. Sebastien Vahaamahina, FranceThis writer has been critical of France’s ability to play an up-tempo game due to the conditioning of their larger forwards but Vahaamahina proved that wrong on Sunday, turning in a very energetic performance as Les Bleus subdued a confident Scottish side.Tackling and hitting breakdowns for a full 80-minute shift, Vahaamahina was a significant part of the physical dominance that France had over Scotland in Paris.6. CJ Stander, IrelandThe South African-born back-rower was at his dominant best in Rome, powering his way through the beleaguered Italian defence. He joined Gilroy in grabbing a hat-trick and is the first forward to do so in Six Nations history.CJ Stander’s  ability to shift the point of contact made him a nightmare for the Italian players to bring down and you could count on one hand how many of his 22 carries saw him stopped in a one-on-one tackle.Honourable mentions are certainly due for Lawes and Sam Warburton.7. Kevin Gourdon, FranceThis Frenchman is an under the radar candidate for player of the tournament, such has been his impact in the opening two rounds of the tournament.Against Scotland on Sunday, Gourdon’s tackles on the gain line hit Scottish carriers like pistons. He seemed to be omnipresent on the pitch, constantly popping up at the breakdown or with incisive carries, both of which helped France maintain the tempo they needed.8. Ross Moriarty, WalesMaybe Wales were wilting overall as a team late in the game but it is hard to ignore the momentum swing that followed the decision to take Moriarty off the pitch. TAGS: Highlight last_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Mental health charity Mind has appointed fundraising, campaigning and sustainability specialists The Good Agency to develop their brand and fundraising strategy. It was selected for the £500,000 brief from six agencies in a two-stage pitch.Mark Boulding, Head of Development at Mind said: “One in four people will experience mental health problems during their lifetime, and the current economic situation will increase the need for Mind’s work at a time when funding is under pressure. The Mind brand is highly recognised and trusted,and we need to make the most of it to engage new supporters.”www.thegoodagency.co.uk  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 14 December 2010 | News Mind appoints The Good Agency Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving 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

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first_img 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. Tagged with: corporate crowdfunding social enterprise AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Crowdfunder & Santander partnership supports social enterprises Crowdfunder and Santander’s Changemaker Fund has helped a Falkirk project that takes elderly people out on cycle rides to raise enough funds for more specially-designed bikes.Cycling Without Age crowdfunded to purchase specially designed Trishaws, which enable local volunteers to visit care homes in the community and offer residents an opportunity to get out and about. Cycling Without Age achieved its crowdfunding target of £20,000, with Santander matching the fund by contributing an extra £20,000. Cycling Without Age received 50 per cent of its funding requirement from the fund as well as coaching and training from Crowdfunder.Crowdfunder and Santander launched The Changemaker Fund launched in October 2016, and is a £200,000 fund to support social enterprises and community projects across the UK. To date, the fund has supported 39 different projects.Fraser Johnston, project lead for Cycling Without Age Scotland, said:“Hitting the initial £20k target has enabled another three Trishaws to be purchased. When we received the phone call to confirm that our application to the Santander Changemaker Fund had been successful, we were ecstatic to think that such a large organisation had such belief in the merits of our project to make such a significant financial backing. Through the support of Santander, we will be able to afford to give up to 800 additional senior citizens the opportunity to get outside and feel the wind in their hair.”Rob Love, Chairman of Crowdfunder.co.uk urged other social enterprises and community projects to apply for funds.He said: Advertisement “The Changemaker Fund was developed in partnership with Santander to help projects just like Cycling Without Age; it’s about turning community-based ideas into a reality. Santander has a total pot of £200,000 available, to support such projects, so there’s still plenty more to go around. The Changemaker Fund is about putting the power into the hands of those who want to make a real difference and give them the tools to be able to do so, the pure emotional pull of this project was astounding and we encourage all those with a desire and idea to give back to the community to apply for a slice of the Santander pie.”Crowdfunder has partnered with a number of other organisations including London Sport, Nesta, and Big Society Capital to help a range of social enterprises, charities, and causes. Last November it announced that it had joined forces with London Sport to support grassroots sports in the capital, while in December 2016, it was one of a number of crowdfunding platforms working with Big Society Capital to provide the £10m Crowd Match Fund.  139 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 4 September 2017 | News  140 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9last_img read more

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first_img 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 Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Giving Back The Eisner Foundation Awards $250,000 to Two Pasadena Nonprofits From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 11:12 am 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. First Heatwave Expected Next Week The Eisner Foundation announced today that two Pasadena nonprofits are among its first-quarter grantees. The Armory Center for the Arts and Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center will be awarded $150,000 and $100,000 respectively to support their intergenerational initiatives.These grants are two of eight grants totaling $1,508,200 awarded by The Eisner Foundation in the first quarter of 2017. These investments reflect the Foundation’s commitment to fund transformative intergenerational programs that address inequality and injustice.“We are proud to support strong intergenerational programs throughout Los Angeles County,” said Trent Stamp, CEO of The Eisner Foundation. “We’re looking forward to seeing these two Pasadena organizations bring residents of all ages together.”The Armory Center for the Arts was granted $150,000 over two years for their new initiative Re-Imagining Orange Grove, an intergenerational creative place-making project focused on Orange Grove corridor, the highest crime area in Pasadena. Capitalizing on their 50-year history of arts education in Pasadena, the Armory will engage partners and community members in exploring the neighborhood’s identity and creating solutions for urban and public space challenges with this project.“The confidence, support, and partnership of the Eisner Foundation literally makes possible our efforts to deepen community and build bridges across generations as we Reimagine Orange Grove,” said Scott Ward, Executive Director of the Armory Center for the Arts.Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center was given $100,000 over two years to expand their current two-generation learning program to include opportunities for senior volunteers and grandparents to serve. With services in Altadena and Northwest Pasadena for low-income families, Mothers’ Club has recently seen an increase in grandparents helping care for young children, and seeks to assist these families with additional services.“We are excited to expand our intergenerational work and increase our impact with the support of the Eisner Foundation,” said Hector LaFarga, Jr., Executive Director of Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center.Also among The Eisner Foundation’s first quarter grantees are the Alliance for Children’s Rights, CASA of Los Angeles, ONEgeneration, P.S. ARTS, School on Wheels, and Eisner Health.About The Eisner FoundationThe Eisner Foundation identifies, advocates for, and invests in high-quality and innovative programs that unite multiple generations for the betterment of our communities. The Eisner Foundation was started in 1996 by Michael D. Eisner, then-Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, and his wife Jane in order to focus their family’s philanthropic activities. The Eisner Foundation gives an estimated $7 million per year to nonprofit organizations based in Los Angeles County. In 2015, The Eisner Foundation became the only U.S. funder investing exclusively in intergenerational solutions. To learn more about The Eisner Foundation, please visit the organization’s website at http://www.eisnerfoundation.org. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Community News Subscribe Community News Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News More Cool Stufflast_img read more

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first_imgLimerick Post Show | Ann Blake launches a new podcast TAGSInterviewlifestyleLimerick City and CountyLimerick Post Showlive at the docklandsmusicNewsvenuevideo Linkedin Limerick Post Show | Let’s Get Talking | Eating Disorders Limerick Post Show | Raging Sons release Someone Else’s Love LIVE At The Docklands kicks off on Friday night under the large blue and yellow tent that is the newly added feature to the Limerick docks.Dolans is almost twenty five years in the city and what started out as a small trad bar on the Dock Road has now developed into the largest music venue in Limerick.Valerie Dolan of Dolans, who is running the three day festival, gave a brief history of the iconic and award winning venue.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We wanted a little trad pub and that’s what happened. It was very successful quite quickly within a few months and then we had to buy the warehouse as a fire exit.“We bought it and as the acts moved on, we moved on with them because as they were getting bigger crowds we needed bigger venues. We are so lucky and so looking forward on our 25th year in Limerick to have this beautiful marquee,” Valerie Dolan said.Mick and Valerie DolanLimerick to date has never had its own music festival spanning across an entire weekend but that is all about to change.“It is incredible, it’s what happens when people get together to do things. We’ve had great rapport with the docklands and with the council about this gig and it has made life so much easier.“The powers that be are behind this gig. They want things to happen in Limerick and things are happening and we are delighted to be part of it”, she added.The location is somewhat a mystery to the people of the city as it is a closed off area open only to shipping personnel but now there is an opportunity to get behind the great high grey walls.This weekend will see thousands of people travel along the Dock Road taking a turn down opposite Casey’s petrol station and into the magnificent marquee to dance the night away to the music acts. The performers are attracting a plethora of people to the city this weekend.“We are lucky as well that the bands have come. This is the first time Madness are in Limerick. We have had the orchestra before with Declan O’Rourke and The Coronas started in the upstairs venue in Dolans and there was only thirty people there.“So we have gone with the bands and the bands have come with us. We are really happy about that,” Valerie said.Dolans are celebrating a significant birthday in Limerick and plan on celebrating in style.“We are twenty five years in Limerick on the 19th of December so this is only part of a series of gigs that we want to do to celebrate our twenty fifth anniversary so hopefully all those bands will come back,” she added.The three day festival kicks off on Friday with ska group Madness taking to the stage. Saturday sees the ever popular Jenny Greene and the RTE orchestra along with Gemma Sugrue to help relive clubbing days. On Sunday firm favourites The Coronas will top off the bank holiday celebrations.For tickets and information on Live At The Docklands checkout dolans.ie. WhatsApp Email Facebook Printcenter_img Limerick Post Show | HUGG – Healing Untold Grief Groups Advertisement Twitter Previous article2FM celebrates 40 years at Docklands AfterPartyNext articleBreaking: Hometown headline show for Emma Langford Meghann Scully Limerick Post Show | Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Post Show | Hunt Museum launch Sculpting Competition RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LifestyleNewsShowVideo‘As the acts moved on, we sort of moved on’ Valerie Dolan tells the Limerick Post ShowBy Meghann Scully – May 29, 2019 810 last_img read more

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first_img Facebook TAGS  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– Codefresh, a software leader in cloud-native DevOps, often contributing to strategic open source projects, today signaled a strategic shift to put open source front and center in their company strategy. Dan Garfield, who joined founder and CEO Raziel Tabib to launch Codefresh in 2016, has been promoted to Chief Open Source Officer. Garfield previously led evangelism, community and marketing as Codefresh’s VP of Marketing and Chief Technology Evangelist. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005599/en/ Dan Garfield has been named Chief Open Source Officer to lead the realignment of Codefresh as an open source company. (Photo: Business Wire) In his new role, Garfield will lead the realignment of Codefresh as an open source company, with engineering time dedicated to open source contributions and providing enterprise solutions on top of open source projects for their customers. While Codefresh is no stranger to open source, acting in the past as core-contributors to Helm and other projects like cloud native application bundles (CNAB), they are now reshaping their company strategy on heavy involvement in the open source community. “We’re making a commitment to invest heavily in open source and continuous delivery. Dan has used his experience, creativity and insight to help us to exceed our goals as we transition from traditional CI/CD to a next generation, more GitOps CD focused platform,” Tabib said. “As Chief Open Source Officer, Dan can focus his seemingly endless energy and expertise on the engineering, partnerships, and tools that make software development and delivery consistent, efficient, and easy to use for engineering and operations teams.” In November, Codefresh became a founding member of the GitOps working group with Amazon, GitHub, Microsoft, and Weaveworks as an open-source project under the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) to define a principle-lead meaning of GitOps to improve interoperability between tools. They also announced GitOps 2.0 that defines observability in software delivery as the key to delivering software faster. Garfield is a full-stack engineer, GitOps Working Group maintainer, Google Developer Expert, member of the Developer Week Advisory Board, and a member of the Forbes Technology Council. As a Kubernaut and CI/CD expert, he has built tools for advanced deployment methodologies with Kubernetes, Helm, and Istio. His code and talks have been featured at conferences including Kubecon, Dev Week, Google Cloud Summit, SwampUp, Redis Conf, and more. His new responsibilities will include realigning core products around open source, organizing contributions, building communities, and evangelizing open source projects and user success. “Being more active with our open source contributions and taking part in the community is critical,” Garfield said. “We believe we can go farther by building our platform in a more collaborative manner. My focus as Chief Open Source Officer will be open sourcing more code, improving our platform, and bringing more contributions to existing projects in the GitOps and Continuous Delivery space.” Garfield will serve as interim VP of Marketing while the company actively searches for someone to take over the role. About Codefresh Codefresh is the first cloud-native DevOps automation platform. Their mission is simple, to provide a platform and practices that enable companies to confidently ship code faster. After launch in 2017, Codefresh is trusted by companies like GoodRx, Skillshare, Monday.com, TBS, and financial services companies. Unlike legacy solutions, Codefresh goes beyond simple pipelines to connect runtime environments for total observability, advanced deployments and faster engineering/recovery cycles. Codefresh is headquartered in Mountain View, CA and backed by world-class investors: M12, Microsoft’s venture fund, Red Dot Capital Partners, Shasta Ventures, Viola Ventures, Vertex Ventures, Hillsven, CEIIF, UpWest Labs and Streamlined Ventures. Learn more about Codefresh at https://codefresh.io/. Follow on LinkedIn and Twitter at @codefresh. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005599/en/ CONTACT: Joanne Stanway Rainier Communications [email protected] 978-273-1473 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY OTHER TECHNOLOGY MOBILE/WIRELESS SOFTWARE NETWORKS INTERNET SOURCE: Codefresh Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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first_imgNews UpdatesCentre Says No Timeline For Appointments In National Commission For Minorities, Delhi High Court Asks For Better Reply Shreya Agarwal8 March 2021 7:05 AMShare This – xHearing a petition seeking directions for the expeditious filling up of vacancies in the National Commission For Minorities, the Delhi High Court today rapped the Central Government for an affidavit filed by it in the matter – which the court found to effectively be stating that “…the provisions don’t require us to do it in a timeline.”In the affidavit filed before the Court, the Ministry…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?LoginHearing a petition seeking directions for the expeditious filling up of vacancies in the National Commission For Minorities, the Delhi High Court today rapped the Central Government for an affidavit filed by it in the matter – which the court found to effectively be stating that “…the provisions don’t require us to do it in a timeline.”In the affidavit filed before the Court, the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India has stated that the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992 did not set out any timeline for the appointment of its members, however, due care and caution was being exercised for the appointments.Noting that it was an admitted position that five out of six positions were vacant, the Court told the Centre that the vacancies had to be filled up expeditiously and within a timeline.The court said, “The mere fact that persons of eminence, ability and integrity have to appointed, does not mean that the said appointments would not be expeditiously made.”The court stated that the vacancies in the National Commission for Minorities for the Chairman, and members from Buddhist, Christian, Parsi, Sikh and Jain communities ought to be expeditiously filled by the Central government, in a time-bound manner.The court of Justice Prathiba Singh, directed the centre to again file an affidavit within a week, on the status of specific appointments along with timelines, pointing out that its current affidavit was “completely unsatisfactory” and that she was “pretty surprised”, the Court at how the affidavit had even made it past the lawyers.Additional Solicitor General Chetan Sharma appearing for the centre then told the court that they would file a another affidavit and agreed that appointments have to be made adhering to timelines, yet, he added that despite having only one member, the Commission was functioning efficiently and had disposed of 815 out of 1279 complaints. Objecting, the counsel for the petitioner said that the National Commisson for Minorities cannot function as a one-man body, and that the Commission could not be said to be “functional” unless representation was not given to all communitiesNext Storylast_img read more

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first_imgNews UpdatesCOVID Management Amid WB Polls- “No Institution Of Governance Can Excuse Itself From Obeying Election Commission’s Orders”: Calcutta High Court Sparsh Upadhyay23 April 2021 7:03 AMShare This – xAfter facing censure from the Calcutta High Court over its handling of the elections in West-Bengal amid the COVID crisis, the HC today remarked that no department or institution of governance could excuse itself from obeying the commands of the Election Commission of India. The Bench of Chief Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan and Justice Arijit Banerjee remarked, “Any restrictive governance imposed by the Election Commission of India as regards public behavior as regards the protective protocol in relation to Covid management shall be strictly followed and abided by the people.” Following the Court’s directions, the Election Commission of India had filed a short affidavit reflecting measures and actions taken regarding COVID management amid West Bengal Polls. Having perused the Affidavit, the Court observed that Article 324 (6) of the Constitution of India provides ample constitutional authority for the Election Commission of India to require the availability of such officers from different zones and for different purposes as may be required in matters in connection with elections. Further, the Court noted that such requests have to be answered by the President or the Governor, as the case may be. Importantly, the Court said, “This obviously indicates that though the President and the Governor are to act on the aid and advices of the Council of Ministers, such aid and advices of the Council of Ministers, either in the Union or in the State, cannot override the plenary power of the Election Commission of India to go ahead.” The Court expressed its hope that the Election Commission of India would steer its way forward in the proper direction and that the action taken by the ECI (as reported in the Commission’s affidavit) would further push forward requisite action to obtain obedience to its direction. Lastly, the Court remarked, “It will be within the jurisdiction of the competent authorities to enforce that masking, social distancing, etc. as required by the Covid protocol, are strictly adhered to and enforced in the State of West Bengal.” The matter has now been posted for further hearing on 26th April. The background of the matter During the course of last hearing, the Court had expressly observed that it was not satisfied with the materials on record to state that the Election Commission of India and its officers on the ground in West Bengal have enforced their circulars. Importantly, the Court said, “We are sure that circulars are not merely advisories to be wrapped up by the political parties or those involved in the political propaganda or even the public at large.” Recently, the Calcutta High Court had asked Chief Election Commission and the Chief Electoral Officer to utilize such Government officials and police force as may be necessary to ensure strict compliance with COVID-19 Protocols & guidelines. The Bench of Chief Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan and Justice Arijit Banerjee observed this after perusing a report by the Chief Electoral Officer, West Bengal with regard to the measures taken for implementation of the COVID-19 guidelines during polls. Earlier this month, the Calcutta High Court had issued directions to the District Magistrate of all districts and Chief Election Officer, West Bengal, to ensure that COVID guidelines for conducting elections are implemented in a strict manner in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases in the State. Noting that the guidelines issued by the Election Commission of India and Chief Electoral Officer, West Bengal, “need to be implemented in the strictest manner possible”, the Court has directed the Administration to ensure the same. Further, the Court had directed that stringent measures must be taken “against persons who fail, neglect or refuse to obey the COVID protocols”. “Callous, irresponsible and nonchalant attitude or the behavior of some of the members of the society cannot be permitted to endanger the lives of the other members of the society”, observed the Order while stating that if any person, whether engaged in election campaigning or otherwise, was found flouting COVID protocols, “such a person must be taken to task immediately”. Case title – Nitish Debnath v. Election Commission of India & Ors. & Sankar Halder & Ors. v. Union of India & Ors. Click here to download the OrderRead OrderTagsCalcutta HC Calcutta High court COVID Management Amid WB Polls COVID Management West Bengal Polls Election Commission of India Election Commission West Bengal State Assembly Elections 2021 Chief Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan Justice Arijit Banerjee Article 324 (6) of the Constitution of India ELECTION COMMISSION POWER Next Storylast_img read more

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