Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited (CFCI.ke) HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgLiberty Kenya Holdings Limited (LBTY.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited (LBTY.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited (LBTY.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited (LBTY.ke)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLiberty Kenya Holdings Limited is an insurance company offering products and services for the retail and corporate sectors in Kenya and other countries in the Africa sub-region. The company provides life assurance, superannuation, industrial life assurance, bond investment and business incidental insurance services as well as insurance products and services for aviation, engineering, fire, liability, marine, private and commercial vehicles, personal accident, theft, workmen’s compensation and employer’s liability insurance. Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited also offers asset management and property development services for the private and corporate sectors in Kenya. The company is a subsidiary of Liberty Holdings Limited and is the holding company for Heritage Insurance Company and a short- and long-term insurance business called Liberty Life Kenya Assurance Limited. Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited has a presence in 15 countries in the Africa sub-region. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Read More →

Episcopal seminary deans respond to racial incidents at Sewanee

first_imgEpiscopal seminary deans respond to racial incidents at Sewanee Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit an Event Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Theological Education Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Belleville, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Tampa, FL Racial Justice & Reconciliation, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH center_img Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Washington, DC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS [Episcopal News Service] The deans of eight Episcopal seminaries released the following statement on March 18, speaking out against recent racial incidents at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.As Deans of the Episcopal Seminaries responsible for the formation of the leadership of The Episcopal Church, we stand with those persons who have been harmed by the recent events perpetrated by some of the undergraduate students at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.We support all those at the University of South, including the School of Theology, who are committed to do the hard work of racial justice and creating a safe and just place for all. We commit ourselves to doing the work in our institutions so that truly The Episcopal Church might be a welcoming place for all persons, committed to racial justice and thus pointing the way toward a world where the sacred humanity of all persons is respected.Racial justice is a fundamental Christian obligation. Vandalism and racial slurs are indicative of the continuing crisis of racism at Episcopal institutions. Such behaviors illustrate the depth of racism and a culture which fosters it. Our institutions are responsible for preparing students who will lead the way toward a more just future for all. Therefore, as faith leaders and educators, we are obligated to challenge white supremacy, name the racism, and commit afresh to change.The Very Reverend Kelly Brown Douglas, Ph.D.DeanEpiscopal Divinity School at UnionThe Very Rev. Kurt H. DunkleDean and PresidentGeneral Theological SeminaryThe Rev. Micah T.J. Jackson, PhDPresident,Bexley Seabury SeminaryThe Very Rev. Cynthia Briggs KittredgeDean and PresidentSeminary of the SouthwestThe Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.Dean and PresidentVirginia Theological SeminaryThe Very Rev. Andrew B. McGowanDean and President,Berkeley Divinity School at Yale.The Very Rev. W. Mark Richardson, Ph.D.,President and DeanChurch Divinity School of the PacificThe Very Rev. James F. TurrellDeanThe School of TheologyThe University of the South Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Posted Mar 18, 2021 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Tags Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Albany, NY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Press Release Service Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Collierville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Bath, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GAlast_img read more

Read More →

House D / Hohensinn Architektur

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/470756/house-d-hohensinn-architektur Clipboard 2013 Austria CopyHouses•Neuhofen im Innkreis, Austria House D / Hohensinn Architektur Save this picture!© Sebastian Schels+ 14 Share “COPY” photographs:  Sebastian SchelsPhotographs:  Sebastian SchelsDesign Team:Josef Hohensinn, Karlheinz Boiger, Barbara Hohensinn, Ingomar FindenigBuilding Services:Grünseis Gebäudetechnik, HohenzellEclectrical Services:Sawotec Automation HohenzellStructural Analyses:DI Weilhartner ZT GmbH, Ried im InnkreisSite Supervision:Baubüro Gehnböck, SchildornConstruction Company:Bau Mayr, WaldzellInterior (Kitchen/Stove):Hans RainerWindows:KAPOCross Laminates Wood:KLHCity:Neuhofen im InnkreisCountry:AustriaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!SectionRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesText description provided by the architects. Situated on a slightly sloping northern hillside, House D is a so called Auszugshaus, which is an Austrian expression for a building once used as a residence for “retired” farmers after turning over the farm to their heirs.Save this picture!© Sebastian SchelsThe traditional Innviertel farmhouse consists of buildings arranged in a square around the farmyard, mostly skirted by “soft” edges due to its location amidst orchards and outhouses. House D’s design is based on the idea of taking up the farmyard theme on a smaller scale and to create a more austere and compact basic form with an open area planned for private use.Save this picture!© Sebastian SchelsIn response to the hillside situation, the entrance to the house from the street, garage, storage rooms and cloakroom, and a guestroom, are all on the ground floor, which is built into the hillside. From there, a flight of stairs leading to the upper floor provides direct access to the open-plan kitchen and a living area that opens up on the inner courtyard, thus facing south. Linked to the living area, the L-shaped western wing of the building offers two bedrooms, a bathroom, a utility room and a walk in wardrobe. Save this picture!© Sebastian SchelsThe open space area was slightly elevated to create a reverse gradient, thus naturally integrating it into the landscape and forming an accurate edge between the house and its surroundings. It is divided into different zones: the seating area beneath the cantilevered roof, vegetable garden and lawn all contribute to a diverse and compact outer area that offers a variety of uses.Save this picture!© Sebastian SchelsThe house consists of a laminated timber construction that is visible in the interior and that rests on a reinforced concrete basement floor. Façades made of untreated fir wood, as used for traditional agricultural buildings, form rather quiet, almost closed areas. Only those facing the inner courtyard are glazed in dark grey. By contrast, the white door and window frames rhythmically enliven the outer walls in the courtyard area.  Save this picture!© Sebastian SchelsThe building’s interior design is just as unostentatious as its exterior. Simple, solid oak furniture that is partially integrated into the room’s configuration, including a kitchen developed together with artist Hans Rainer, who also installed a tiled stove “floating” on a black steel plate, give the house both a minimalist style and homely character.  Project gallerySee allShow lessAndronico Luksic Mining Center / Enrique Browne y Arquitectos AsociadosSelected ProjectsCenter for High Yield – Rowing Pocinho / Alvaro Fernandes AndradeSelected Projects Share Architects: hohensinn architektur Area Area of this architecture project House D / Hohensinn ArchitekturSave this projectSaveHouse D / Hohensinn Architektur “COPY” Area:  244 m² Area:  244 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013 Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/470756/house-d-hohensinn-architektur Clipboard CopyAbout this officehohensinn architekturOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNeuhofen im InnkreisHousesAustriaPublished on January 29, 2014Cite: “House D / Hohensinn Architektur” 29 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More 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 Projects ArchDaily Photographslast_img read more

Read More →

World Toilet Organization launches global fundraising campaign with ammado

first_img Tagged with: Digital AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis www.worldtoiletday2012.com Howard Lake | 8 December 2012 | News 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.center_img  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis World Toilet Organization launches global fundraising campaign with ammado The World Toilet Organisation has launched a four-month global fundraising and awareness campaign to highlight the dire need to improve sanitation in developing nations.Coinciding with the 12th World Toilet Summit, which takes place this week in Durban, the campaign aims to raise $200,000 to train entrepreneurs in developing micro-enterprises to build and sell toilets to local communities.The WTO campaign runs until March 2013 and is open to ndividuals from around the world. Ammado can accept donations in over 75 currencies. Advertisementlast_img read more

Read More →

All 2018 charity annual return questions now available to view

first_imgAll 2018 charity annual return questions now available to view 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.  268 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 Charities can now see all of the questions that will appear in this year’s charity annual return, ahead of the online service becoming available at the end of the month.The online 2018 charity annual return service will become available at the end of August, with the Charity Commission this year introducing a tailored return with a number of new questions. These questions have been developed as result of last year’s consultation with the sector. To give charities time to gather the extra information, some of the new questions will be optional for this year, before becoming compulsory for the 2019 return onwards. New questions include asking charities to provide more information about salaries. The 2018 annual return will ask for a breakdown of salaries across income bands, and the amount of total employee benefits for the highest paid member of staff. However, the Commission will not publish details of benefits given to the paid members of staff on the public register.It will also ask more questions about overseas expenditure, to establish how charities transfer and monitor funds sent overseas. These questions will be mandatory for the annual return 2019 onwards.In addition, the return will ask for details on sources from outside of the UK, introducing questions about the breakdown of sources of income from each country a charity receives funds from.To give charities a chance to make changes to their financial systems to collect and sort the newly requested information more easily, the Commission has made those parts of the question set relating to other private institutions outside the UK (other than charities, Non-Governmental Organisations and Non-Profit Organisations) and individual donors outside the UK optional for the 2018 annual return. These questions will be mandatory from 2019 onwards.All questions can now be viewed on the .Gov site.  267 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 13 August 2018 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17last_img read more

Read More →

Business reporter gets six years for allegedly taking bribe from ministry official

first_img June 8, 2021 Find out more AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan News AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Bizim Yol editor Bahaddin Haziyev said Huseynov had written a series of articles criticising the ministry. His lawyer, Vugar Hasayev, insists that his client never took any money and that the investigation was not conducted in an impartial manner. January 23, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Business reporter gets six years for allegedly taking bribe from ministry official Follow the news on Azerbaijan Reporters Without Borders condemns the sentence of six years in prison followed by a two-year ban on working as a journalist which a court passed on business reporter Mushfig Huseynov of the Bizim Yol daily newspaper on 21 January for allegedly taking a bribe from a government official. Huseynov has been detained since his arrest on 24 July.“After an investigation conducted without any transparency by the national security agency, a court has imposed a disproportionate sentence that reflects the government desire to make an example of this case and to use it to discredit and further weaken the opposition press,” Reporters Without Borders said.“The law is not applied in the same way to all journalists in Azerbaijan,” Reporters Without Borders added. “Normally, complaints about journalists are addressed to the Press Council but that was not done in this case. The authorities wanted to get rid of a journalist who had exposed several cases of corruption within the ministry of labour.”Following his arrest on 24 July by national security officials, Huseynov was accused of corruption under article 331 (1) of the criminal code for allegedly taking a bribe of 3,500 dollars from Rizvan Aliyev, an employee of the ministry of labour and social security. Organisation News to go further News Receive email alerts “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News RSF_en Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh Help by sharing this information June 4, 2021 Find out more April 9, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Read More →

Pasadena Unified Announces Winter Concert Schedule

first_img 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe 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. Business News Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Community Newscenter_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes The musical talents of Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) elementary, middle and high school students will be on display this holiday season as glee clubs, choirs, bands and orchestras perform a full schedule of winter concerts and performances throughout Altadena, Pasadena and Sierra Madre.The winter concert season kicked off December 6 with a performance at Hamilton Elementary School. The first secondary school performance will be Tuesday, December 10 with the John Muir High School Winterfest. Other performances include the Eliot Middle School Arts Showcase “Harmony” on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. and a performance by Jefferson Elementary School students who have been working with the Pasadena Conservatory of Music on December 18 at 8:00 a.m. See the full schedule at gopusd.com/winterconcerts. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Education Pasadena Unified Announces Winter Concert Schedule From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, December 6, 2013 | 4:02 pmlast_img read more

Read More →

Free COVID-19 Testing and Flu Shots

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – December 21, 2020 WhatsApp TAGS  Facebook Twitter Facebook Pinterest Free COVID-19 Testing and Flu Shotscenter_img Local News The City of Odessa in partnership with Odessa Regional Medical Center are offering free COVID-19 testing and free flu shots to City of Odessa and Ector County residents. Free Mobil COVID Testing has been scheduled starting at 10 a.m. at the following dates and locations. Lining up starts at 8:30 a.m. Monday: Central Park. Tuesday: Buddy West Elementary. Dec. 28: Sherwood Park. Dec. 30: UTPB Park. Only 200 tests will be available, at each event, for City of Odessa and Ector County residents. It’s first come, first serve. Residents must show proof of residency and provide good contact information (phone number and email) in order to get results. Children as young as 3 years old are eligible for testing. Along with the free mobile COVID-19 testing events, participating MCH and ORMC community clinics will be offering daily free COVID-19 testing and flu shots. Daily drive-thru testing at Floyd Gwin Park will also be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and is open to anyone over the age 5 (not limited to city or county residents). The tests are free to everyone but those who have insurance are asked to please present their insurance card. To pre-register for tests, anyone can go to www.docshealthtesting.com or call 267-362-5207. ORMC will continue to offer free COVID-19 testing and flu shots through mobile testing events and at its ORMC Community Health Center through the end of the year or until the supplies run out. Appointments preferred. For more information, call ORMC at 582-8549. Visit https://tx-odessa.civicplus.com/341/COVID-19-Testing. Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleNeed Mortgage Relief Due to COVID-19? Here’s What to KnowNext articleHIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Lopez earns All-Permian Newcomer of the Year Award Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Read More →

The iBuying Impact: Increased Efficiency or Another Housing Bubble?

first_img Previous: Where Income and Affordability Balance Out Next: Re-Examining Manufactured Housing With technology making the homebuying easier than ever, experts believe the practice of buying a home online could lead to “a far more efficient and affordable housing market — or another devastating bubble,” said Karl Smith, former assistant professor of economics at the University of North Carolina’s school of government stated on Bloomberg.“iBuying,” Smith notes, involves firms using algorithms to provide sellers with fixed-price offers on their homes. However, the seller is the one who has all the information, leaving buyers and investors cautious. Algorithms, however, can read disclosures, do market comparisons, evaluate timing, assess nearby rental vacancies and consider a host of other factors to arrive at an estimate of the house’s value, allowing iBuyer firms to give an instant price. According to Smith, around 5% of the homes sold in Phoenix, Arizona, were sold through instant buying last year, and investors own as many as 22,000 houses in the area.As the market slows, these instant sales will become more popular, and more properties could end up in the hands of big investors. As this instant sale technology becomes more popular, “click-to-buy,” may pick up on the other end. “Together, these two technologies could serve as a kind of market-maker: A platform that allows buyers and sellers to find each other,” said Smith. “As an asset that can be easily bought and sold at known prices, real estate would be coveted by investors, who are willing to accept a lower return on their investment in exchange for the convenience of easy trading.”With houses as easy to buy and sell as stocks, home prices are likely to rise, but this is dependent on the nation’s ability to build more housing stock. “In either case, emerging technology has the potential to radically transform the economics of housing,” said Smith. “It could lead to an expansion of supply, making housing more affordable; or it could result in the financialization of housing, the end of the owner-occupied era and new source of economic instability. Policy makers will have to keep an eye out for which scenario is emerging and what if anything they can do about it.” The iBuying Impact: Increased Efficiency or Another Housing Bubble? The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Tagged with: Homebuyers Investment Sales Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Homebuyers Investment Sales 2019-07-02 Seth Welborn About Author: Seth Welborn July 2, 2019 926 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The iBuying Impact: Increased Efficiency or Another Housing Bubble? Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

Read More →

Experimenting With The Limited Physical Hearing Of Supreme Court

first_imgColumnsExperimenting With The Limited Physical Hearing Of Supreme Court Vinay Navare, Senior Advocate3 July 2020 10:27 PMShare This – xFor the past 3 months, the Supreme Court has stopped the physical hearing in the Courts. The Court has been functioning through Video Conferencing instead. The earnest desire of the Court to be available for the dispensation of justice is clearly reflected through the arrangements for video conferencing. However, by and large the feedback that is available from the Advocates is that…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginFor the past 3 months, the Supreme Court has stopped the physical hearing in the Courts. The Court has been functioning through Video Conferencing instead. The earnest desire of the Court to be available for the dispensation of justice is clearly reflected through the arrangements for video conferencing. However, by and large the feedback that is available from the Advocates is that most of them, in fact almost all, are not satisfied with the hearing through video conferencing. The view is so prevalent that there is no substitute for physical hearing. The manner in which we have learned about Covid and the manner in which it is still unfolding with each passing day, in terms of gravity, spread and treatment, it is evident that this problem will be here to stay for another few months, if not a year. In the above backdrop, I thought of following suggestions for starting the physical hearing of the Courts without compromising the safety and security either of the the Judges , Court staff, or the Advocates and their Clerks.As of now there are 4 or 5 Courts functioning through video conferencing on a given date. We have had the experience of limited functioning of the Courts in the first week after Holi vacation, when about 4 or 5 Courts used to function and about 16 odd matters used to be placed before each Court with the split of the cause list in two[DPA1] parts. During such limited functioning of court, there used to be a notice above the cause list of each of the court room stating that first 8 matters will be taken up first and the advocates only in those matters will be allowed an entry in the court room. Once these eight matters are over, court room will be vacated by advocates. Judges will take a break of 5 minutes and the court used to re-assemble thereafter. Before court re-assembles advocates in remaining eight matters were given an entry. Thus, List of each court used to be split in to two parts to avoid crowding of courtrooms. The restriction imposed was that only Advocates and if a Senior Advocate is engaged, then the Senior Advocate too , will be allowed to enter the courtroom in their respective cases. In normal circumstances, as we all aware, the lawyers enter as a small contingent with assisting lawyers, office juniors, clerk and clients etc. My suggestion in this regard is that we should have the three phases/sessions of hearing of the matters in 4 -5 Courts at a given point of time. There can be a first session from 10:30 to 12:30. Second session can be 1.15 to 2.45 and the third can be held between 15.15 to 17 hours. With this, all the Courts should try to function on a given day. We can follow the same pattern of hearing with not more than 20 matters before any bench with the list being split into three or more parts. The functioning of the benches can also be based on its physical location, to avoid crowding and mixing of the lawyers. A separate entry to certain court rooms can be provided to allow the physical distancing of Advocates safely at a given point of time . In the case of Supreme court, while two benches/courts which are situated in the front side can assemble, one or two Courts can assemble on Mezzanine floor and 2 two more courts can be made functional towards back side of the court building . The court will have to compromise with its sitting order of seniority from Chief Justice to junior most puisne judge to accommodate such sitting arrangement . On any slot of hearing , the Advocates who have the matter listed will only be allowed an entry through main security gate , in addition to the Senior Advocate who is engaged in a particular matter. A day before the date of listing concerned, the Advocate should provide list of counsel/Sr Advocate to the Registry and they will only be allowed an as per their slots. The clerks should be allowed only at the beginning of the slot so that arrangement of the books and files can be made before the Courts assemble. Litigants can be provided with the video view so that they are not deprived of the opportunity of being witness to the proceedings. Since there will be less number of matters divided in slots, court staff should also be assigned work in turn based on slot wise . As number of matters will be less, the work can be handled by lesser staff. This may allow those members of staff who are traveling in public transport system to take off in between. In the deployment of court staff, they should be given work with a gap of 3 to 4 days, so that in case of any symptom, coming to the court can be avoided. Number of matters that the Courts will be able to handle in this manner will be much more than what are being handled through video conferencing. Since this is based on physical hearing process, the Courts, the Judges and the Advocates will be much more satisfied. The physical hearing is the essence of the court proceedings which can’t be overlooked at all. Since number of matters taken up for hearing will be far less than what the Courts in normal situation are able to hear, even saturdays can be kept for hearings. Though the number of working days will be increasing, that is required to compensate the loss of working days. Since the Judges will not have more matters to deal with, on a given day, addition of one more working day will not cause any work pressure on the judges. The libraries should switch over to e-library, the procedure should be simplified as possible  I don’t suggest that this will be an ideal working situation. However, this model of working can be experimented for one or two months so that the comparison of what we are experiencing through video conferencing and what we are going to experiment with can be made. Even in these proceedings, the courts can be a little bit lenient if there is a specific request made by the Advocates for inability to attend the proceedings as a result of either the infection or because of the sealing or containment of the area in which they reside. It is my suggestion that this form of physical hearing is unavoidable as we don’t see normalcy in the near future.Views are personal only (The author is a Senior Advocate at Supreme Court of India) Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Read More →