Kalahari reveals £756m takeover talks with Chinese-owned uranium business

first_img whatsapp Monday 7 March 2011 8:33 pm Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wrap whatsapp KALAHARI Minerals yesterday revealed that it was in discussions with Chinese state-owned CGNPC Uranium Resources about a possible takeover, sending its shares to an all-time high.Namibia-focused Kalahari released a statement yesterday morning saying it was in early-stage talks, but brought out another statement after the markets closed with details of the suitor and the possible bid. Kalahari said CGNPC’s possible offer comprised of 290p per share in cash, valuing the firm’s fully-diluted share capital at around £756m. Kalahari’s Aim-listed shares soared 13 per cent to an all-time high of 293.5p after the first statement, before closing 9.5 per cent up at 285p. CGNPC’s interest is “in line with its ongoing strategy to support development of important new sources of natural uranium supply” for China, the statement said. Though a firm offer has not yet been made, the firms have set up break fees and said any bid will be recommended to shareholders by the Kalahari board. Kalahari said it was also in talks to simplify its shareholder structure with Extract in a bid to combine assets with Rio Tinto in Namibia.The company wants to combine Extract’s Husab Uranium project with the neighbouring Rossing Uranium mine owned by Rio Tinto. Share Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL KCS-content Kalahari reveals £756m takeover talks with Chinese-owned uranium business last_img read more

Olympia Capital Corporation Limited (OLYMPI.bw) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgOlympia Capital Corporation Limited (OLYMPI.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Olympia Capital Corporation Limited (OLYMPI.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Olympia Capital Corporation Limited (OLYMPI.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Olympia Capital Corporation Limited (OLYMPI.bw)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileOlympia Capital Corporation is an investment holding company operating in the construction industry in Botswana. Through its subsidiaries, the company manufactures and markets a range of building materials that includes vinyl floor tiles, and aluminium and PVC windows and door frames. The company also has interests in manufacturing and supplying industrial adhesives and glue, cleaning chemicals, fire equipment, water pumps. Olympia Capital Corporation manages a portfolio of real estate investments which includes Avon Centre and Heri Heights Limited. The company has identified opportunities to expand its footprint in southern and eastern Africa. Olympia Capital Corporation Limited is a subsidiary of Olympia Capital Holdings Limited.last_img read more

Paris Block Paris Annex / Gair Williamson Architect + Ankenman…

first_img 2012 Interiors: Electrical: Apartments Year:  Jade West Engineering CopyAbout this officeGair Williamson ArchitectOfficeFollowAnkenman Marchand ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentAdaptive reuseInterior DesignResidential InteriorsApartment InteriorsVancouverInteriorsHousingRefurbishmentResidentialCanadaPublished on October 20, 2014Cite: “Paris Block Paris Annex / Gair Williamson Architect + Ankenman Marchand Architects” 20 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Evoke International Design Glotman Simpson Consulting Engineers Projects Paris Block Paris Annex / Gair Williamson Architect + Ankenman Marchand ArchitectsSave this projectSaveParis Block Paris Annex / Gair Williamson Architect + Ankenman Marchand Architects Canada ArchDaily Paris Block Paris Annex / Gair Williamson Architect + Ankenman Marchand Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/555370/paris-block-paris-annex-gair-williamson-architect-ankenman-marchand-architects Clipboard “COPY” photographs:  Ed WhitePhotographs:  Ed White, Courtesy of Gair Williamson Architect + Ankenman Marchand Architects Photographs Year:  Structural: Save this picture!© Ed White+ 24 Share CopyApartments, Adaptive Reuse, Apartment Interiors•Vancouver, Canada ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/555370/paris-block-paris-annex-gair-williamson-architect-ankenman-marchand-architects Clipboard Architects: Ankenman Marchand Architects, Gair Williamson Architect Year Completion year of this architecture project 2012 Contractor Phase 1:Heatherbrae Services Ltd.Contractor Phase 2:Allaire GroupHeritage:Donald Luxton & AssociatesClient:The Salient GroupDesign Team:Gair Williamson, Jenny Chow, Brian Liston, François Marchand, Julien LegerCity:VancouverCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ed WhiteRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. The Paris Block:Paris Annex, which is located at 47-53 West Hastings Street, is at the transition from Downtown to Gastown on a consolidated 64 foot site. The architectural program outlined the development of a 46 unit live/ work building conjoining a new 6 storey horizontal addition that is clearly of its time to a 6 storey Heritage B abandoned warehouse.Save this picture!© Ed WhiteThe integration of the Paris Block with the Paris Annex provided a unique opportunity for the client to develop an otherwise non -viable lot in a manner borne out of, and wholly consistent with, the stated policies and goals of the City in relation to this most challenging of urban neighborhoods, these being the revitalization of the Downtown Eastside, retention of Heritage buildings, maintaining the fine grain of existing lots and reduction in car usage.Save this picture!© Ed WhiteThe project is innovative with respect to the program and the client’s budget in that the residential efficiency of the Paris Annex is nearly 100% due to the sharing of the core as well as storage lockers, bicycle lockers, common roof deck and service functions that have been retrofitted into the Paris Block, thereby removing the necessity of a basement in the Annex.Save this picture!Floor PlanTheory and Design PrinciplesThis project is focussed on the idea of continuity, both physical and historical. It reinforces our desire to create legible and vibrant neighborhoods through densification of orphan sites and a concern for the City as a repository of cultural memory.Save this picture!© Ed WhiteWith this project we are, in a sense, making a ‘third idea’: there is the original building, there is the intervention and then a third idea- the new building. Not only are history and the present physically bound together with the shared core and servicing, but the entrance to the contemporary Paris Annex is through the historic structure, creating a literal experience of moving through history.Save this picture!© Ed WhiteContext and SiteThe derelict 1907 Paris Block was fully rehabilitated as a residential project with retail at grade in 2009 and, during its reconstruction, the new core was rotated 90 degrees to accept the horizontal addition of the new, contiguous Paris Annex. The existing urban condition informed the design of the Annex addition with the building being set back at the fourth level on both the street and lane to reference the scale and memory of the previous 1945 building on that portion of the site, and to maintain the sawtooth character of the Heritage precinct.Save this picture!© Ed WhiteWithin the 3 storey street frontage of the Annex, there is a nineteen foot high retail space with two residential units above, reflecting the historic relationship of ‘ living over the shop’ and a lane oriented live-work suite in the Paris Block further contributes to the revitalization of the area as ‘eyes on the lane’.Save this picture!DiagramUnit 303Unit 303 at the Paris Block was conceived and executed by the architect as a prototype for inner city living. Holding a library, study, commercial kitchen, bedroom/gallery, and lounge with a 12’ dinning bar within 702 sq.ft., the apartment is slightly wider than a parking stall. Functioning as an artist live-work studio, the bed folds away, transforming the space into a gallery and event venue. The unit contains a volume of storage that is three times the size of a standard condominium including closets for coats, laundry, his/hers clothing, and a luxury bathroom with a 10’ high shower.Save this picture!© Ed WhiteUnit 303 is a critical exploration into the larger issues pertaining to the architecture of affordable urban dwelling. Fundamental to sustainable design is urban densification, which will often come at the cost of dignity. Unit 303 is an interpretation of how we can maximize livability in small urban spaces, within the context of the contemporary city. Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessSalle Polyvalente de Plumergat / Studio 02Selected ProjectsOSPA Wins Competition to Design Brazilian Sports Campus in CanoasAwarded CompetitionProject locationAddress:53 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G4, CanadaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share SML Consultants Group “COPY” Mechanical: last_img read more

La Loma House / Alejandro D’ Acosta

first_imgArchDaily Year:  CopyAbout this officeAlejandro D’ AcostaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookMexicoPublished on June 17, 2020Cite: “La Loma House / Alejandro D’ Acosta” [Casa La Loma / Alejandro D’ Acosta] 17 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore 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 Houses Photographs:  Marcos Betanzos Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Design Team:Francisco Lopez . Christian CeseñaContractor:Base Bioarquitectura, Rafael CortesLandscape:Fernanda D’AcostaCollaborators:Base BioarquitecturaCity:San Felipe del AguaCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Marcos BetanzosRecommended ProductsSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement-Bonded Particle Board – Viroc NatureSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Pre-engineered StructuresWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroText description provided by the architects. The house was conceived as the search for a new way of life, far from urban life, appraising the River Plate riverside landscape. The requirement transcended the basic need to live, forced an existential reflection and assumed an experimental dimension of the project. The tools adopted to tackle it were the most essential of the discipline: the eloquence of space, the austerity of resources, material plasticity, light management, synthesis and abstraction. The site imposes an urban route before the access that allows the coexistence of two rotated geometric logics to be recorded: the plot of the blockage, parallel to the river coast and the diagonal cut of the route that gives us entry. The perception of the architectural object is markedly dynamic, always foreshortened, avoiding the frontality. The house with its four free faces can be seen from multiple points of view, even from public space.Save this picture!© Marcos BetanzosSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Marcos BetanzosThe “cube”, strongly conditioned by the mandatory withdrawals, is actually a square-shaped prism of 9.40m x 9.40m and 6.60m in height, and it is located behind the lot in order to optimize the sunlight. The abstract prism houses both the interior spaces and the expansion semi-covered one. The organization of openings that pierce the outer enclosure, do not allow us to foresee the spatial complexity that awaits us when entering. The entire space is organized from a new orthogonal system rotated with respect to the enclosure. It was avoided to consolidate the center of the square, which would subdivide the space into four equal parts, and “anchor” both geometries to each other. On the contrary, the central support of the mezzanine is hung so that the ground floor is a unique space. The will to free the ground floor from intermediate supports resulted in a provocative structural challenge. The mezzanine hangs by means of a central tensioner, from the roof slab. The roof has two different levels and houses a 24 x 80 cm beam in its break that transfers the load to the enclosure.Save this picture!© Marcos BetanzosSave this picture!Longitudinal sectionSave this picture!© Marcos BetanzosIn contrast to the spatial complexity, the house was conceived as a monomaterial piece of exposed concrete that exposes its faces in a plastic way, both inside and outside. For this, a constructive system was developed that allowed the insulation to be included within the concrete mass. The wrapping wall is made up of three 8cm layers of concrete-EPS (expanded polystyrene) -concrete, cast simultaneously. The lightened enclosure in its core comfortably supports its structural role despite the concentration of efforts involved in solving the angles. The definition of the object does not require detail or termination, it is intrinsically the structure. The concrete prism thus synthesizes the spatial, material, structural, and technological challenges. It hides a rich interior space whose geometries refer to the intersections of frames that characterize its urban insertion.Save this picture!© Marcos BetanzosSave this picture!Longitudinal sectionSave this picture!© Marcos BetanzosProject gallerySee allShow lessGood Content vs Good Architecture: Where Does ‘Instagrammability’ Take Us?ArticlesSilo Erlenmatt Renovation / Harry Gugger StudioSelected Projects Share “COPY” CopyHouses•San Felipe del Agua, Mexico 2018 La Loma House / Alejandro D’ AcostaSave this projectSaveLa Loma House / Alejandro D’ AcostaSave this picture!© Marcos Betanzos+ 23Curated by Clara Ott Share Mexicocenter_img Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/941590/la-loma-house-alejandro-d-acosta Clipboard Architects: Alejandro D’Acosta Area Area of this architecture project La Loma House / Alejandro D’ Acosta Lead Architect: Photographs Area:  780 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Adobe, Trimble Alejandro D’Acosta ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/941590/la-loma-house-alejandro-d-acosta Clipboardlast_img read more

Writing Grant Proposals That Win

first_img  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 30 June 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Writing Grant Proposals That Wincenter_img Tagged with: Funding 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

Friends of Crowell Public Library Present Four Books, One City: Meet the Authors

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Business News Subscribe Top of the 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 EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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 Every year the Friends of Crowell Public Library present a program of One Book, One City events that brings the community together in celebration of the joy of reading. This year they are going above and beyond this concept to present Four Books, One City: Meet the Authors. Four times the authors, four times the fun!The events will kick off Thursday, January 30, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. with author Christopher Norgaard who wrote, Unfair Competition – Murder by Gunshot: The Untold Story of the Neutrogena Empire. Mr. Norgaard’s book traces fifteen years in the saga between Neutrogena International Corportion’s Arne Tali and Lloyd Cotsen as they entertained, negotiated and litigated with and against each other, while building the worldwide Neutrogena brand. This cooperation alternated with rivalry, followed by threats and conspiracies, mystery and finally – murder. Christopher Norgaard is currently Vice President of the San Marino Unified School District, and is a practicing business litigation lawyer with 39 years of experience. He is a graduate of Stanford University and the Georgetown University Law Center.On Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., bestselling author and veteran homicide detective Steve Hodel presents his follow-up investigation into Los Angeles’s Black Dahlia and other serially connected “Lone Woman Murders” from the 1940s — Black Dahlia Avenger II. In this investigative sequel to Black Dahlia Avenger: A Genius for Murder (2003), he identifies the actual Dahlia murder residence and presents hard physical evidence connecting Dr. George Hill Hodel (his father) to evidence found near the body, and a careful deconstruction of the Dahlia myth. Steve Hodel was born and raised in Los Angeles and joined the LAPD in 1963. By 1986, he was Detective III, the highest attainable rank in detectives, received more than 75 commendations and handled over 300 separate murder investigations with one of the department’s highest solve rates. He retired in 1986 and established Hodel Investigations.On Thursday, March 18, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., John Wayne: The Genuine Article will be presented by Michael Goldman and Ethan Wayne. This biography is authorized by John Wayne Enterprises and offers readers a rare glimpse into the life of one of the most iconic movie stars of all time through a treasure trove of memorabilia, stories, and interviews. This book includes John Wayne Enterprises’ collection of never-before-seen letters and telegrams as well as incredibly compelling text from Wayne’s unfinished memoir. Important milestones in the Academy Award-winning actor, director, and producer’s life are also well documented here through anecdotes, photos, and visually rich ephemera. With a foreword by Jimmy Carter and a preface by his son Ethan Wayne, John Wayne: The Genuine Article presents the complete story of how an ordinary man became a top box office draw for six decades, and a larger-than-life icon known simply as the Duke. Michael Goldman is a veteran entertainment-industry journalist and author who contributes regularly to American Cinematographer. He has written six books, including Clint Eastwood: Master Filmmaker at Work. Ethan Wayne, John Wayne’s youngest son, currently is president of Wayne Enterprises, the sole and exclusive steward of the John Wayne brand. Ethan and Michael Goldman both live in Los Angeles, California.More John Wayne insights will be revealed on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. when Scott Eyman talks about his book, John Wayne: The Life and Legend. Eyman has written eleven books, including biographies of Hollywood legends such as John Ford, Cecil B. DeMille and Louis B. Mayer. He has based his book on interviews with John Wayne before his death and more than one hundred interviews with the actor’s family and co-stars. He explores Wayne’s early life with a difficult mother and a feckless father. Eyman makes startling connections to Wayne’s later days as an anti-Communist conservation, his stormy marriages to Latina women and his notorious and long-lived extra-marital affair with Marlene Dietrich. Through it all the author provides a nuanced and sympathetic portrait that is as charming, compelling and complicated as the Duke himself. Scott Eyman is the literary critic for The Palm Beach Post and he lives in West Palm Beach.All programs will take place in the Library’s Barth Community and light refreshments will be available.The concept of One Book, One City originated in Seattle back in 1998 as an entertaining strategy to build community – imagining a huge book group consisting of friends and neighbors, discussing plots and characters, while promoting literacy. Past selections for San Marino’s One Book, One City programs have included Iron River by T. Jefferson Parker, Flower Confidential by Amy Stewart, Samurai’s Garden, by Gail Tsukiyama, The Ragtime Kid by Larry Karp, 2012’s The Sherlockian by Graham Moore, and last year’s Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child by Bob Spitz.Crowell Public Library, 1890 Huntington Drive, San Marino, (626) 300-0777, or visit www.CrowellPublicLibrary.org, or their Facebook and Twitter pages.center_img Literary Arts Friends of Crowell Public Library Present Four Books, One City: Meet the Authors From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, January 2, 2014 | 8:45 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. 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Geography “not an issue” in General Election campaign – Harte

first_img Google+ Previous articleTempers rise in Celebrity Big Brother house over Stephanie n’ Jeremy flirtathonNext articleFF can pull off a major surprise – Mc Conalogue admin Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released WhatsApp WhatsApp By admin – January 18, 2016 Twitter Pinterest The newly confirmed Fine Gael candidate for Donegal says he doesn’t believe geography should be a factor in the election campaign.Paddy Harte, who spent over 25 years working for the International Fund for Ireland, was confirmed as Minister Joe Mc Hugh’s running mate at the weekend after weeks of speculation.They are both based in the Letterkenny Electoral Area, which has raised questions given that Donegal has become one constituency stretching from Malin Head to Killybegs.However, Paddy Harte doesn’t believe that should be an issue………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/phartmon.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Geography “not an issue” in General Election campaign – Harte Facebook 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Pinterest Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Google+ Homepage BannerNews Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebook Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme The announcement also puts an end to speculation about Deputy Dinny Mc Ginley being persuaded to go back on his decision to retire.He acknowledges approaches were made, but says the time is right for him to step aside………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/dinnymon.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

COVID19: Lockdown Is A Downside For Victims Of Domestic Violence

first_imgColumnsCOVID19: Lockdown Is A Downside For Victims Of Domestic Violence Sanya Talwar7 April 2020 8:30 AMShare This – x”Conditions of lockdown – isolation, social distancing, restrictions on freedom of movement— are the very conditions that feed into the hands of abusers””The Lockdown is a huge downside for victims exposed relentlessly to their abusers” When the Prime Minister announced a nationwide lockdown on March 23, 2020, a nascent thought that found its way into the vertices of my mind was the circumstances that victims of domestic violence will now find themselves in, especially since the victims will now be forced to spend each day with…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?Login”The Lockdown is a huge downside for victims exposed relentlessly to their abusers” When the Prime Minister announced a nationwide lockdown on March 23, 2020, a nascent thought that found its way into the vertices of my mind was the circumstances that victims of domestic violence will now find themselves in, especially since the victims will now be forced to spend each day with their perpetrators. After all, being confined at home with their abuser makes victims more vulnerable, because there is no escape.I pondered; will this lockdown be a huge downside for victims who will be relentlessly exposed to their abusers? Further introspection led me to the realisation that now, especially since these victims will be spending all time with their abusers at home without any respite, which they would otherwise most often get due to work, social concerns etc. will it not lead an explosion in domestic violence across India? On Friday, WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that stay-at-home orders and quarantine measures taken to try to reduce the spread of the coronavirus pandemic will likely lead to an increase in domestic violence. “Sadly there are reports of an increase in domestic violence since the COVID19 outbreak began. We call on countries to include services to end violence as an ‘essential service’ that must continue during the response” Dr. Tedros added. Escalation In Number Of Complaints In IndiaTo have unpleasant thoughts and watch them unfold into reality is unsettling indeed. Be it as it may, in the last few days, various news reports[1] have been awash with escalating numbers of domestic violence cases in India. In one week (from March 23 to April 2), National Commission for Womenreceived a total of 256 complaints, including 69 domestic violence complaints by women. Further, the commission has claimed that the number of complaints received has doubled since COVID19 took center stage in India. What is even more worrying is that there has been a more than a double rise in online complaints of police apathy against women during the lockdown. Escalation In Number Of Complaints GloballyUnfortunately, these numbers are the grim reality globally. In France, domestic violence has risen by 36%[2]since the beginning of the lockdown. In Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morisson announced a 75% rise in Google searches for help since start of the lockdown[3]. In the UK, calls to the national abuse hotline went up by 65% last weekend[4]. Even though the glaring reality is outright disappointing, there is an urgent need to ramp up efforts by policy makers in these unprecedented times. Indeed, there is a crisis that the world is currently grappling with, but unprecedented circumstances also call for unprecedented decisions. What Approaches Are Being Adopted Internationally?From an international perspective, countries have been adopting a pro-active approach in tackling escalating complaints of gender-based violence, especially in these unexampled circumstances. Apropos this, since victims are unable to move out freely (due to fear of being reprimanded  by authorities) and report violence or make calls (as they are constantly exposed to their abusers at home), prevailing discourse has led to finding solutions. In France, the government has announced that it will be paying for victims to stay in hotels. Notably, “pop-up counseling centres” will be installed in shops in the hope that women out buying groceries will be able to access them easily[5].In the United Kingdom, the police are encouraging victims to use what they are calling a silent call: by calling the emergency number 999 and then dialing 55 the police say that they will recognise the call as “a cause for concern”[6].In Australia, the government has given a $142 million boost in funding to tackle domestic violence[7]. What is India’s Approach At Tackling Escalating Complaints During The Lockdown?Currently, systematic steps have not been taken in order to tackle the issue at hand in India. Even though, a number of NGO’s and individuals have come out in support of domestic violence victims across the nation and made helpline numbers and email ID’s available for victims wanting to reach out for help, no policies have been formulated in this regard. Women centric helplines for reporting crimes are definitely active but no strategy has been laid down by the Government(s) at tackling this huge crisis. What India Can Do?Anitha Bhatia, UN Women Deputy Executive Director on March 26, 2020[8]called on government’s across the globe to pay heed to the impact of the pandemic on women’s health & Safety. While emphasizing on the need for adopting a pro-active approach which includes prioritizing women’s personal safety while responding to the pandemic, she highlighted that the conditions of lockdown – isolation, social distancing, restrictions on freedom of movement— are, perversely, the very conditions that feed into the hands of abusers who now find state-sanctioned circumstances tailor-made for unleashing abuse. Therefore, till India is able to come up with an action plan to deal with this issue while dealing with the crisis of the pandemic, some immediate steps in the interim are the need of hour. One of these steps can be upping the availability of shelters, specifically for women & children who are victims of abuse and making hotlines as well online counseling & psychological support a priority. Moreover, since women and children are more prone to being victims of violence at home, restrictions on their movement must be lifted, so that they are able to approach authorities or escape an abuser. There is also an urgent need to allow support channels like NGO’s that work in this space to be allowed to respond easily and this must come under the aegis of “essential services” and should be notified at the earliest. Regular checks in slums are a must and social workers must be given easy access to travel to these areas during the lockdown, mostly because migrant workers who are women may not be in a position to even report the abuse due to lack of access.Views of the Author are personal [1]Ankit Kumar, “Domestic Violence”, Mail Today, April 3rd2020[2]https://abcnews.go.com/International/french-women-code-words-pharmacies-escape-domestic-violence/story?id=69954238[3]https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/australianz/coronavirus-drives-surge-in-australia-domestic-violence-cases[4]https://www.bbc.com/news/world-52063755[5]https://time.com/5812990/france-domestic-violence-hotel-coronavirus/[6]https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/22/silent-solution-emergency-calls-should-reviewed-murder-victims/[7]Supra note 3.[8]https://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2020/3/news-women-and-covid-19-governments-actions-by-ded-bhatiaNext Storylast_img read more

LAPD officers suspended for wrongly classifying people as gang members

first_imgamphotora/iStock(LOS ANGELES) — Three Los Angeles Police Department officers have been suspended for falsely classifying people as gang members in an effort to boost the department’s statistics, authorities said. The officers, who had been assigned to the department’s prestigious Metropolitan Division, were removed from the field after an internal affairs investigation found that they wrongly portrayed people as gang members or associates, the department said in a statement Tuesday. The officers are accused of falsifying field-interview cards and recording false information about those they questioned during stops, according to the statement. “Over the course of several months, Internal Affairs investigators have continued their investigation resulting in identifying additional inaccuracies in documentation on field interview cards completed by those officers as well as others,” the statement said. “To date, all of the involved officers were assigned to Metropolitan Division crime suppression duties at the time the inaccurate documentation was completed.” “Given the serious nature of the alleged misconduct, all involved officers have been assigned to inactive duty or removed from the field,” the statement continued.The allegations first came to light in early 2019 when a San Fernando Valley mother received a letter from the department informing her that her son had been identified as a gang member. She believed her son had been misidentified and reported the mistake to a supervisor at a nearby police station. Investigators took a look at officer body camera footage from her son’s stop and found that it didn’t match the notes in the field-interview cards.The department cleared her son’s status and immediately launched an investigation, which led to the officers’ recent suspension. Officials said the investigation is ongoing and the department’s Office of Constitutional Policing and Policies has been ordered to to inspect the work of all Metropolitan Division crime suppression activities to “ensure the accuracy of all documentation.”More than a dozen Metro Division officers are currently being investigated on suspicion of falsifying information, and some of the officers have been removed from active duty, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday, citing multiple sources with knowledge of the investigation. The department said it is working with the L.A. County District Attorney’s office to discuss potential criminal charges that may arise from any misconduct. LAPD Chief Michel Moore said the department has zero tolerance for any employee who violates the public’s trust. “An officer’s integrity must be absolute,” Moore said in a statement. “There is no place in the Department for any individual who would purposely falsify information on a Department report.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Michigan inmate serving 60-year sentence for selling weed requests clemency

first_imgCourtesy Michigan Department of Corrections (MUSKEGON, Mich.) — A Michigan man serving a 60-year prison sentence for selling marijuana to an informant is taking a second chance to ask for clemency from the governor.Michael Thompson, 68, has been in prison since 1996 after a jury convicted him of three counts of selling marijuana and two counts of illegal possession of a firearm as a felony offender.Thompson, then 45, was arrested during the drug sale where no weapons were recovered on him or in his vehicle. The guns were recovered from his home after a search warrant was executed on Dec. 19, 1994.Because of Thompson’s past convictions, the trial judge rendered the maximum sentence for each drug charge to run concurrently.Thompson’s sentence is 40 to 60 years. His earliest release date from Muskegon Correctional Facility is April 29, 2038, according to online records.“He has never committed a violent act,” according to the “Free Michael Thompson” online petition. “Michael was labeled violent because police found guns at his house, even though in Michigan people can legally and openly carry guns. One was an antique and another was his wife’s gun.”During Thompson’s last parole board hearing in 2018, he was denied release and his first request to have his sentence commuted by then Gov. Rick Synder was also rejected. That same year Michigan voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana — an offense Thompson spent 23 years in prison for.The petition launched in 2019, with the goal of getting 20,000 signatures and a letter on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s desk requesting clemency.“Mr. Thompson can reapply for clemency to the Parole Board on January 29th (today). If recommended to our office by the Parole Board, this is something we will review closely,” wrote Tiffany Brown, a spokeswoman for Whitmer, in an email to ABC News on Wednesday.Thompson’s attorney, Kimberly Corral, who learned about his case last year, is expected to deliver the letter to the governor on Wednesday, along with a packet of letters from dozens of supporters.Thompson’s case has caught the attention of social activist Shaun King who has posted several tweets to get the public to sign the petition.Supporters of Thompson also tagged celebrity-turned-activist Kim Kardashian West — who used her platform to assist with getting presidential clemency for Alice Johnson in 2018 — to shine light on the case. Johnson was given a mandatory life sentence for participating in an Alabama drug ring — it was her first offense. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more