General Beltings Holdings Limited (GBH.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about General Beltings Holdings Limited (GBH.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the General Beltings Holdings Limited (GBH.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: General Beltings Holdings Limited (GBH.zw) 2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileGeneral Beltings Holdings Limited (GBH) manufactures and distributes general-purpose and specialised reinforced conveyor beltings, and rubber and chemical products. Its product range includes rubber-covered belting, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) belting, light-duty PVC belting, solid-woven belting, transmission belting and conveyor belt rubber skirting. Its two major customers are Anglo-American Corporation and De Beers. The company has two subsidiaries; Pigott Maskew and General Beltings. Pigott Maskew manufactures rubber products for mining, manufacturing and construction industries; with a product range covering large and small bore reinforced rubber hoses, rubber agricultural and construction rings, rubber sheeting, rubber gasket material, molded rubber products, rubber extrusions and rubberized charge car wheels. General Beltings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Posted Mar 20, 2013 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA [20 de marzo de 2013] La Cámara de los Obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal, reunidos en retiro en el Centro de Conferencia de Kanuga, Hendersonville, Carolina del Norte, ofrece a la Iglesia la palabra siguiente.Una palabra a la Iglesia:Liderazgo divino ante la violenciaOh Dios, que por la pasión de tu bendito Hijo convertiste a un instrumento de muerte vergonzosa en un medio de vida para nosotros: concede que de tal modo nos gloriemos en la cruz de Cristo que suframos con alegría la vergüenza y privación por causa de tu Hijo nuestro Salvador Jesucristo; que vive y reina contigo y el Espíritu Santo, un solo Dios, por los siglos de los siglos. Amén (Colecta del martes de la Semana Santa. Libro de Oración Común. (LOC) p. 135).Queridos hermanos y hermanas en Cristo:La Cámara de los Obispos de la Iglesia se reunió en un retiro del 8 al 12 marzo en el centro de conferencias de Kanuga en Hendersonville, Carolina del Norte. Durante el tiempo pasado juntos el tema tratado ha sido el “liderazgo divino en medio de la pérdida”. Hemos oído conmovedoras reflexiones sobre la pérdida a consecuencia de: los tiroteos en Newtown, en Hurricane Sandy, las luchas en curso en Haití, el trauma histórico experimentado por los nativos americanos en Dakota del Sur, y la enfermedad física. Al estar juntos en conversación, oración y adoración común, hemos compartido la realidad de una nueva vida en Jesús resucitado que ha vencido la muerte y redime nuestras pérdidas.El tiempo que estuvimos juntos nos condujo a un nuevo momento de reconocimiento con respecto a cómo la violencia infecta y afecta nuestras vidas. Hemos considerado cómo la realidad de la violencia en nuestro mundo, nuestra sociedad, nuestras iglesias, nuestros hogares, y en nosotros mismos, nos aleja de Dios y mutuamente. Y nos arrepentimos de que muy a menudo hemos descuidado desafiar la violencia de cualquier tipo y buscar la paz y la reconciliación. En este tiempo de cuaresma rezamos: “Acepta nuestro arrepentimiento, Señor, por el mal que hemos obrado: por nuestra ceguera ante las necesidades humanas y el sufrimiento, y nuestra indiferencia ante la injusticia y la crueldad” (De la Letanía de penitencia del Miércoles de Ceniza, (LOC) p. 186)En particular, nos afligimos por los muertos a causa de la violencia armada sin sentido en los diversos contextos de donde provenimos. Lamentamos y hemos llorado por los tiroteos masivos ampliamente reportados en este país, recordando tragedias como Aurora, Oak Creek y Newtown. Estamos indignados por la masacre diaria, a menudo invisible y no reconocida, de nuestros jóvenes en ciudades como Chicago, Newark, Baltimore, Port-au-Prince, y Tegucigalpa. Esta matanza debe terminar.Como obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal incorporamos una amplia variedad de experiencias y puntos de vista con respecto a las armas de fuego. Muchos de nosotros somos cazadores y tiradores deportivos, anteriores miembros militares y oficiales de la policía. Respetamos y honramos que no somos de la misma opinión con respecto a las cuestiones relacionadas con la legislación de armas. Sin embargo, estamos convencidos de que es necesario que haya una nueva conversación en Estados Unidos, que desafíe la violencia armada. Debido a la amplia variedad de contextos en los que vivimos y a nuestro compromiso con un discurso razonado y respetuoso que mantiene unidos a diferencias significativas en una tensión creativa, creemos que la Iglesia Episcopal puede y debe liderar este esfuerzo. De hecho, muchos en esta Iglesia ya lo están haciendo, por lo que damos gracias a Dios.En nuestras ordenaciones como obispos nos comprometemos a “proclamar con valentía e interpretar el evangelio de Cristo, iluminando las mentes y despertando las conciencias” de los que estamos llamados a servir (LOC p. 420). Hacemos un llamamiento a todos los episcopales a que oren y trabajen para lograr el fin de la violencia armada. Nos comprometemos a liderar una nueva conversación en nuestras naciones en cuanto al uso apropiado y la legislación de las armas de fuego. Y además nos comprometemos a realizar obras concretas en este sentido.Orando y trabajando juntos podemos ser instrumentos del amor de Dios restaurador y reconciliador del mundo entero. Gloria a Dios, cuyo poder que obra en nosotros puede lograr infinitamente más de lo que podemos pedir o imaginar (Efesios 3:20). Associate Rector Columbus, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate Diocese of Nebraska Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Knoxville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET La Cámara Episcopal de los Obispos ofrece una palabra a la Iglesia Liderazgo divino ante la violencia This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Albany, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Press Release Service Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Events Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Belleville, IL Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Area: 720 m² Area: 720 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: “COPY” Projects ArchDaily The Barrancas House / EZEQUIELFARCA arquitectura y diseñoSave this projectSaveThe Barrancas House / EZEQUIELFARCA arquitectura y diseño Save this picture!© Roland Halbe+ 27 Share Houses photographs: Roland Halbe, Jaime NavarroPhotographs: Roland Halbe, Jaime Navarro Save this picture!© Roland HalbeRecommended ProductsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceText description provided by the architects. The Barrancas House is the result of the restoration of a house built in the seventies in Mexico City, which didn´t have any attract at first but had great spatial potential. It became a challenge for our office to create a home focusing on incredible attention to detail, modernity and discovery of the different spaces and levels to generate expectation and surprise.Save this picture!SectionWe took advantage of the location of the house that has views towards the woods so we installed floor to ceiling windows so that natural elements from the exterior such as natural light, views to the woods become part of the interior without compromising the comfort and intimacy of the inhabitants.Save this picture!© Roland HalbeThe amenities for the family to enjoy inside the privacy of their home include a home theater, a wine cellar, a gym, 2 terraces, a pool, garden and green areas.Save this picture!© Roland HalbeDiscovering the house through the hallways, leads to multifunctional impredictible spaces achieved through movable screen walls , hidden doors, bay windows that open entirely, furniture designed especially for each space, automatic lightening system, for each need of the inhabitants.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe landscape was designed with plants that adjust to the local clima, with green roof and green walls, it also has a solar energy system and a automatized water saving system.Save this picture!© Roland HalbeThe materials used include marble, stone, wood, together with neutral tones as dark green or chocolate that give an earthy feeling that will integrate the interior with the exterior and create the sensation of unlimited space.Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroProject gallerySee allShow lessV-Lodge / Reiulf Ramstad ArkitekterSelected Projects”Classic Japan” Episode 2: Sachio Otani’s Kyoto International Conference CenterVideos Share CopyAbout this officeEzequiel Farca + Cristina GrappinOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationMexico CityHousesRefurbishmentRenovationMexicoPublished on February 10, 2015Cite: “The Barrancas House / EZEQUIELFARCA arquitectura y diseño” 10 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951118/la-bella-vita-residential-tower-antonio-citterio-patricia-viel Clipboard CopyApartments•Taiwan (ROC) Taiwan (ROC) Photographs Projects La Bella Vita Residential Tower / Antonio Citterio Patricia VielSave this projectSaveLa Bella Vita Residential Tower / Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel La Bella Vita Residential Tower / Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel Save this picture!© Studio Millspace+ 20Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” Architects: Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel Area Area of this architecture project Photographs: Studio Millspace, Yuchen ZaoLocal Architects:KHL Architects & Planners, TaiwanDesign Team:Antonio Citterio, Patricia Viel, Claudio Raviolo, Chung Yi-Yang, Paolo Aranci, Massimo Frigerio, Slavko Milanovic, Antonio PaciollaCountry:Taiwan (ROC)More SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Yuchen ZaoRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapGlassSolarluxGlass Canopy – SDL AcubisWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. The 128-meter-high tower aims to integrate the character and identity of nearby Charlotte Park while fostering a dynamic relationship with the surrounding urban context. Located in close proximity to several department stores, civic buildings, and cultural venues, the 33,000-sqm high-rise creates a new residential community in the commercial heart of the city and activates the street level areas with a series of retail spaces.Save this picture!© Studio MillspaceLa Bella Vita is located in the new prime district of Taichung. The area represents a cluster of the city’s high-end housing and service sector developments from the last ten years. The site of the new residential high-rise is situated halfway between the City Hall and the new National Taichung Theater by Toyo Ito. Within its characteristic grid plan, the city of Taichung combines green public spaces and public art in a unique manner.Save this picture!© Yuchen ZaoThe tower is designed as a continuation of the surrounding public spaces. Through the artworks and the green landscape at the foot of the building, La Bella Vita ’s ground floor creates a continuum with the exterior areas. As ACPV’s design for the Treasure Garden residential tower in the same building block, La Bella Vita blends elements of an Italian approach with influences from the East.Save this picture!© Studio MillspaceSave this picture!Second floor planSave this picture!© Studio MillspaceThe distinct identity of La Bella Vita is expressed by the composition of the building’s seemingly disjoint, yet complementary volumes. Four lower volumes of stacked balconies allude to the materiality of long stretches of rock formations found on the surface of the Earth. They combine with the tallest 37-story amber volume that ties all building masses together, creating a sense of sophisticated playfulness.Save this picture!© Studio MillspaceSave this picture!© Studio Millspace“La Bella Vita creates a new quality of living in the city through a pragmatic and atemporal approach. The use of cut stone and clean geometric shapes in the building’s interiors and exteriors creates a timeless quality,” says architect Patricia Viel, co-founder of ACPV. Save this picture!© Studio MillspaceWith its core wrapped in a honeycomb-patterned window structure that breaks light and reflections, La Bella Vita bears a crystalline quality that sets it apart from neighboring buildings. This tall central volume ties together the four residential volumes in a permeable structure that maps out an arrival sequence from the green landscape of the street level to the privacy of the 168 residential units.Save this picture!© Studio Millspace“The design of La Bella Vita encourages practices of communal living by creating a series of livable biospheres along the entire height of the tower. These three-story lobbies bring communities of residents together, creating multiple opportunities for exchange and encounter. The lower floors create a new infrastructure for co-living with the presence of shared areas such as the library, the gym, the pool, the dining and meeting rooms,” says architect Antonio Citterio, co-founder of Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel.The building’s architectural concept is mapped out by the clear separation between the shared and private areas of the residential tower. Shared areas, vertical connections, technical and support spaces are located in the middle of the rectangular space enclosed by the four residential volumes, creating a central vertical core that emerges from the ground level and stretches to the tallest point of the building.Save this picture!© Studio Millspace“The vertical core of La Bella Vita is wrapped in an amber honeycomb structure that generates warm crystal reflections,” says Claudio Raviolo, partner at Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and in charge of architecture for La Bella Vita. “This pattern lends a distinctly Milanese quality of fine living to the building.”Save this picture!© Studio Millspace“The design process for La Bella Vita involved a careful study of the urban context. The result is a high-rise building that creates living spaces with interiors that are infused with effortless luxury,” says Chung Yi-Yang, partner at ACPV and in charge of interior design for La Bella Vita.Save this picture!Section”La Bella Vita brings a one-of-a-kind piece of Italian design to Taichung in a way that feels contemporary and seamlessly connected to the city. The fresh yet timeless design of the building and its interiors provides for the demands of residents for years to come,” says Christopher Chang, Chairman of Continental Development Corporation.Save this picture!© Yuchen ZaoLa Bella Vita embeds a different approach to building design, putting the needs of the people who occupy it at the heart of the process. All elements were considered and curated with the well-being of residents in mind. In the spirit of social sustainability, shared areas are conceived as a framework for interaction among residents and visitors. The tower features a vertical sequence of biospheres that gather around large indoor trees, fostering connections among groups of residents. The clear and long sightlines within the biospheres mirror the uninterrupted views of the surroundings from the large balconies of the residences.Save this picture!© Studio MillspaceProject gallerySee allShow lessFuture Waiting Hall / Various AssociatesSelected ProjectsBricks Berlin Schoeneberg / GRAFTSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Taichung City, Taiwan (ROC)Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951118/la-bella-vita-residential-tower-antonio-citterio-patricia-viel Clipboard 2020 Area: 33000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: Apartments CopyAbout this officeAntonio Citterio Patricia VielOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsOn FacebookTaiwan (ROC)Published on November 11, 2020Cite: “La Bella Vita Residential Tower / Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel” 10 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
May 21, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 First suspect convicted of journalist Orel Sambrano’s murder June 15, 2020 Find out more to go further News VenezuelaAmericas Organisation ——————————02.03.2010 – Breakthrough arrests of suspected instigators in two murders of journalists RSF_en Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela News Follow the news on Venezuela Help by sharing this information The fight against impunity for violence against journalists saw significant progress on two fronts in late February in the form of the arrests of the alleged instigators of the 2009 murder of newspaper editor Orel Sambrano (photo) and the 2004 murder of radio presenter Mauro Marcano. A common feature of these two murders was that the victims had covered drug trafficking cases.Drug traffickers now figure among the western hemisphere’s worst predators of press freedom. Reporters Without Borders hopes that these suspects will be tried and convicted quickly as this will help to show that it is possible to stand up to organised crime.One of the suspects is former policeman David Antonio Yánez. He was arrested in an anti-drug operation on 21 February but he is to face trial on a charge of masterminding the 16 January 2009 murder of Sambrano. and the murder of Francisco Larrazábal, a key witness in a drug trafficking and money-laundering case against the Makleds, an influential business family in the central state of Carabobo.The editor of the regional weekly ABC, vice-president of privately-owned Radio América 890 AM and a columnist for the regional daily Notitarde, Sambrano had dared to criticise the Makled family’s activities. Yánez is the third person to be arrested for Sambrano’s murder. José Manuel Luque Daboín and another former police officer, Rafael Segundo Pérez, are being held on suspicion of being the hit men. The authorities are now investigating the possibility that Walid Makled was the mastermind.The other suspect is José Ceferino García, the reputed head of the Cartel del Sol in the northeastern state of Monagas, who was arrested for Marcano’s murder on the orders of an appeal court on 23 February.Arrested in Trinidad and Tobago and extradited in 2006, García was released two years later after being acquitted of the murder by a Monagas court. Suspecting that pressure had been put on the court, the public prosecutor’s office appealed against his acquittal. Accepting the petition, the appeal court has ruled that García should be retried before a different court.The host of a programme on Radio Maturín 1080 AM and a columnist for the regional daily El Oriental, Marcano had accused local police and military officials of collaborating with the Cartel del Sol shortly before his murder.Photo : globovision.com Receive email alerts New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets News January 13, 2021 Find out more Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives August 25, 2020 Find out more News VenezuelaAmericas The leading suspect in the murder of journalist Orel Sambrano, former police officer Rafael Segundo Pérez, was sentenced on 19 May to 25 years in prison. He is the first person to be convicted for Sambrano’s murder. José Luque Daboín and another former police officer, David Antonio Yánez, are also to be tried for their role in the killing on 21 June. The editor of the political weekly ABC, vice-president of privately-owned Radio América 890 AM and a columnist for the regional daily Notitarde, Sambrano was gunned down in the central state of Carabobo on 16 January 2009, after covering several drug trafficking cases including one involving the Makleds, an influential business family in the region.Pérez has also admitted to having a hand in the murder of Francisco Larrazábal, a key witness in a drug trafficking and money-laundering case in which the Makled family was allegedly involved.Pérez’s conviction has raised hopes that justice will be fully rendered in the Sambrano case. This would be a major judicial advance.
——10.12.2012 – Internet’s future at stake at ITU-run Dubai conferenceReporters Without Borders is concerned about an offensive by countries with a tradition of Internet control at a two-week World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) that the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a UN agency, is holding in Dubai. It is due to end on 14 December.The main aim of the talks, which are taking place behind closed doors, is to revise the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs) and, in particular, to extend the ITU’s regulatory authority to the Internet. The rules were last revised in 1988.Reporters Without Borders is worried that a concerted offensive by authoritarian countries participating in the conference will harm the free flow of information online and encourage the spread of surveillance practices that leaves Internet users even more vulnerable.Civil society’s exclusion from the talks is heightening the concern. Many NGOs have criticized the lack of transparency at the conference.Reporters Without Borders calls on ITU member countries taking part in the conference to defend the Internet as a space for free speech and free content exchange and to reject all proposals that would restrict freedom of expression and information and provide grounds for the use of censorship techniques.On 7 December, the United Arab Emirates submitted a particularly disturbing proposal (available on the WCITLeaks website) that is supported by Russia, China, Saudi Arabia and Sudan.Its goal is a radical extension of the ITU’s authority over the Internet, not only over the activities of major telecommunications corporations, as the US authorities recommend, but also over a range of social networks and platforms.One of its provisions challenges the ICANN’s role and the way that the private sector currently handles a great deal of Internet address management, stipulating that: “member states have the right to manage all naming, numbering, addressing and identification resources used for international telecommunications/ICT services within their territories.”A newly-added cyber-security provision says that governments should “undertake appropriate measures” for protecting the “physical and operational security of networks, countering unsolicited electronic communication (e.g. spam); and protection of information and personal data (e.g. phishing).” Some government could use this provision as grounds for the deployment of blocking and filtering mechanisms.Reporters Without Borders is also worried by the revelation on 4 December that recommendation on an international standard for the use of Deep Packet Inspection (DPI), proposed by the ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T), has been approved.By using DPI, governments can access the content of emails, instant messaging exchanges and VoIP conversations. Use of DPI constitutes a serious violation of both Net neutrality and the confidentiality of online communications.The standardization of DPI for “new generation networks” would allow governments to claim that monitoring and obtaining information about Internet users, dissidents and journalists is permitted under international law. Adoption of DPI standardization without a regulatory framework strictly limiting its use to network maintenance is unacceptable.Reporters Without Borders points out that DPI was used in Libya to intercept the communications of government opponents. The French-owned private sector company Amesys, the creator of an application that uses DPI, is the target of a lawsuit accusing it of complicity in acts of torture in Libya.Civil society criticized the lack of transparency surrounding the WCIT process well in advance of the Dubai summit. More than 1,400 NGOs including Reporters Without Borders signed a joint call for the protection of Internet freedom and, on the initiative of the Centre for Democracy and Technology, a letter was sent to member countries and government delegations on 6 September opposing the idea that the ITU should become an Internet regulatory authority.Examples of civil society campaigning on this issue:- The Internet Defence League campaign – The Mozilla “activism toolbox”- A video by AccessNow and Fight For the Future about what is at stake: https://www.whatistheitu.org/Watch webstreamed sessions:http://www.itu.int/en/wcit-12/Pages/webcast.aspx The World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) ended in disarray on 14 December after two weeks of often chaotic negotiations.On 13 December, less than half of the members of the International Telecommunication Union – the UN agency that organized the conference – (89 of 193) signed a new treaty revising the ITU’s International Telecommunications Regulations.But a coalition of 55 member states including the United States and France refused to sign on the grounds that one of the conference’s resolutions, referred to as the Internet Resolution or PLEN/3 (see below), would allow the Internet to be placed under government control.The ITU tried to assuage these fears by insisting that a resolution does not have the force of a treaty.“Resolutions do not have treaty status… The) Internet Resolution only invites Member States to foster greater growth of Internet,” the ITU said in a Tweet on 13 December, after the resolution’s controversial adoption.ITU [@ITU #WCIT12 Resolutions do not have treaty status. Present #Internet Resolution only invites Member States to foster greater growth of Internet 3:12 AM – 13 Dec 12 · Details https://twitter.com/ITU/status/279106565544493056The new treaty does not concern the Internet, the ITU’s secretary-general insisted on 14 December.Reporters Without Borders reiterates its appeal to ITU member countries to preserve the Internet as a place of freedom, as a place for the free exchange of views and information.Concern also focused on article 5B of the treaty concerning spam, which says:“Member States should endeavour to take necessary measures to prevent the propagation of unsolicited bulk electronic communications and minimize its impact on international telecommunication services. Member States are encouraged to cooperate in that sense.”The problem stems from the fact that, to block this kind of content, governments will first have to identify it and will therefore have to use Internet control tools. Some governments do this already, but such action has never been recognized in a UN treaty.So this article sets a precedent which governments that have little interest in freedom of information would be able to use to justify the deployment of filtering and blocking mechanisms. Organisation —–13.12.2012 – Resolution “adopted” amid general confusionDuring last night’s session of the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), which ended very late, conference chair Mohammed Nasser Al Ghanim proposed a “Resolution to foster an enabling environment for the greater growth of the Internet” that would reinforce the International Telecommunication Union’s role in Internet governance.Ghanim proposed the resolution with the stated aim of obtaining a “sense of the room” and then declared that it had been “adopted” although no vote was taken. In theory, the ITU reaches decisions by consensus and holds a vote only when a consensus is impossible.The resolution reversed Ghanim’s previous position that the ITU should not meddle in Internet governance.The Centre for Democracy and Technology (CDT), an American NGO, said the way the resolution was adopted was unprecedented. Government representatives who would probably have opposed it were caught on the hop and were unable to take a position before the session’s hasty closure.Reporters Without Borders reiterates its appeal for more transparency and, like the CDT, calls for the resolution to be put to a formal vote. Indicating that the ITU intends to stick with its existing model of decision-making, the resolution in practice rules out any participation by civil society and non-governmental entities, whose expertise is nonetheless crucial.A transcript of the session is available here:http://linguasynaptica.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/internet-resoluton-transcript.txt December 21, 2012 – Updated on January 25, 2016 New treaty signed but not by all Help by sharing this information News RSF_en Photo : Main conference room on Day 8, at WCIT 2012, Dubai, UAE©ITU
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News UpdatesAllahabad HC During COVID19 LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK17 Jun 2020 4:12 AMShare This – xLiveLaw has taken an initiative to analyse the functioning of High Courts across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have taken various parameters such as the volume of cases filed, the number of cases disposed, the proactive steps taken by the High Courts, guidance to the subordinate judiciary etc. This data compilation will be an ongoing work and periodically revised 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?LoginLiveLaw has taken an initiative to analyse the functioning of High Courts across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have taken various parameters such as the volume of cases filed, the number of cases disposed, the proactive steps taken by the High Courts, guidance to the subordinate judiciary etc. This data compilation will be an ongoing work and periodically revised with the inputs. In view of CoViD-19, there are certain limitations in data mining, and we seek our readers support to get more information into the functioning of various High Courts. We would like approach the issues positively and support the justice delivery system with creative suggestions and analysis of data. In this series, we have taken up Allahabad High Court, one of the oldest and largest High Courts in the Country, and its virtual adaptations in the time of pandemic. CoviD-19 Position in the State of Uttar Pradesh As on 16th June, 2020 the total number of CoviD-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh has crossed 13, 000 with 400 casualties and over 8000 recoveries. There has reportedly been an increase in the rate of addition of new cases since the easing of lockdown restrictions under Unlock 1.0. While the country struggles with containing the spread of the Coronavirus infection, the Allahabad High Court has done remarkably in devising innovative ways for the judiciary to cope with the pandemic while being mindful of the risks involved in physical functioning of courts. It is a sad reality that absence of physical functioning of the courts, majority of the lawyers in the state are on the verge of starvation. Though it is said that one has to live with the pandemic, in reality, it not possible while the numbers of the infected are going up . Even though the Allahabad High Court has a large volume of pending cases, the efforts made by are well reflected in the results which show that steps to deal with the huge pendency are underway. On 15th April, the court began hearing cases through Video Conferencing. The HC has since been operating through virtual benches hearing cases on a daily basis, which has increased from 7 in April 2020 to 26 at Allahabad and 19 at Lucknow currently, a considerable number. In just over two months, with only 44 actual working days since April, more than 10,000 cases have been listed for hearing. Between 23rd March 2020 and 5th June 2020 the court has given 5,469 final judgements and orders. During the same period 4,951 and 2,116 fresh cases were instituted at Allahabad and Lucknow respectively. There are 74 districts working under the superintendence of Allahabad High Court. In the month of May, the district courts collectively took up 78,372 cases and decided 24,345 in total, out of which 13,657 were decided in Virtual Courts. About 75% of these were “matters relating to judicial remand of under-trial prisoners. Livelaw is in the process of collating more district wise data. The positive aspect is, the HC has issued the detailed guidelines issued from time to time have for simplification of the procedure to deal with bail matters. Regarding the proactive measures, the Bench headed by the Chief Justice Govind Mathur, has suo moto taken up following of Public Interest Litigations: PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION (PIL) No. 564 of 2020 at Allahabad – In Re VS. State of U.P. – extending the operation of all interim orders passed by all courts working under the High Court till 29th June, 2020.PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION (PIL) No. 569 of 2020 at Allahabad – In Re Assistance to the Needy Advocates- ordering the Bar Council of India to assist lawyers in financial need during the lockdown.PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION (PIL) No. 574 of 2020 at Allahabad – In Re Inhuman Condition at Quarantine Centres- ordering the Uttar Pradesh Government to improve facilities in quarantine facilities and ensure better medical care in hospitals where patients infected with coronavirus are being treated. The High Court has progressively eased the restrictions towards physical functioning. The chart below lists out a chronological series of developments since the functioning was suspended in March until the present. Sl. No. Date Particulars 1 23rd March, 2020 The HC released a notification suspending operation and only mentioning of “imminently emergent and urgent cases” was allowed through phone. 2 25th March, 2020 Notification dated 23rd march, 2020 which suspended operation of the court was modified to allow for mentioning of urgent cases through email. 3 11th April, 2020 The HC issued a detailed Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) including instructions for e-filing of urgent matters and procedure for participation of parties in hearing through video conferencing. 4 15th April, 2020 The HC began hearing through video conferencing. 5 30th May, 2020 The HC issued guidelines for its reopening with measures such as mandatory sanitization of the premises as a precondition for opening the court. Not more than 6 advocates are permitted to remain in the court room at a time, and advocates residing in ‘hotspots’ or containment zones will not be allowed to enter the premises or submit any documents, except through email. Additionally, physical filing of petitions in the High Court was permitted, with all safety precautions such as thermal checks and mandatory hand-washing before entry is allowed into the court premises. Other guidelines included suspension of dress code to a certain degree. 6 3rd June, 2020 Guidelines were issued for the resumption of physical hearing at the subordinate courts. The guidelines also clarified that those subordinate courts which fall in the containment zones shall not be opened. 7 8th June, 2020 Physical hearing began at the High Court and subordinate courts. Facilities like canteen and advocates’ chambers remain closed, and court premises are deep sanitized bi-weekly. 8 15th June, 2020 A Press Release has been released by the High Court providing the information on the status of operation of the High Court and the subordinate courts during the lockdown. The Court has made efforts to reduce the spread of the virus through automated thermal check machines and foot-operated sanitizer dispensers installed at multiple places along the corridors of the court. The number of staff working on the court premises has been reduced to the bare minimum with “all protective measures such as face mask, face shields, gloves, sanitizers, etc.” Some of the guidelines such as allowing only virtual hearing for remand or other judicial work in respect of undertrial prisoners, providing a minimum of one or two courtrooms in subordinate court complexes for video conferencing, a dedicated email channel for receiving bail applications are worth noticeable. To deal with medical emergency, the court has made arrangements for “approximately 12 teams of doctors and medical staff” along with 2 ambulances. Though there appears to be many infrastructural challenges, a positive and proactive approach is visible in the functioning of the High Court. Even though virtual courts are functioning with limited bandwidth, improvement of technology for an effective and inclusive lawyering is very essential. Since exposure to technology is almost nil to many lawyers practising in the rural areas, there is a possibility of exclusion of such tech challenged lawyers from in the justice delivery system. This issue is not confined Allahabad High Court alone. There is a need to build a uniform system of virtual operation for all the courts in the country. This can be ensured by creating a single online platform of operation for all the courts with better bandwidth for hassle-free functioning of virtual courts. 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Top Stories’Approach High Court’ : Supreme Court Allows Withdrawal Of Petition Challenging “Love Jihad” Ordinance Of UP LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK3 Feb 2021 12:56 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the withdrawal of a writ petition challenging the controversial Uttar Pradesh Ordinance on Unlawful Religious Conversions – commonly known as the ‘love jihad’ ordinance – with liberty to approach the High Court.A bench headed by the Chief Justice of India SA Bobde observed that the Supreme Court was not inclined to deal with the matter when the High Court…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the withdrawal of a writ petition challenging the controversial Uttar Pradesh Ordinance on Unlawful Religious Conversions – commonly known as the ‘love jihad’ ordinance – with liberty to approach the High Court.A bench headed by the Chief Justice of India SA Bobde observed that the Supreme Court was not inclined to deal with the matter when the High Court is already considering it.”The High Court is already seized of the matter. We would like to have the benefit of the High Court’s view on this as well”, the CJI told the counsel for the petitioners.However, the counsel persuaded the bench to admit the petitions by submitting that the issue was important and that similar laws have been made in other states such as Madhya Pradesh. The counsel submitted that innocent persons were being arrested using the provisions of the law.In response, the CJI said “We are not denying the importance of the matter. We are on the question of jurisdiction”.The CJI also told the counsel that the apex court had dismissed last week a petition filed by the UP Government seeking transfer of the petitions pending in the High Court to the Supreme Court.Following the brief exchange, the bench allowed the withdrawal of the petitions, granting liberty to them to approach the High Court.The bench was considering the petition filed by People’s Union for Civil Liberties(PUCL).On January 24, the CJI-led bench had dismissed the transfer petition filed by the UP Government observing : “If the Allahabad High Court is seized of it, and we are not going to hear before it, why should we stop the HC?We would like to have the judgment of the High Court also”.The transfer petition was filed after the Allahabad High Court refused to adjourn the hearing on the ground that SC has issued notice on two similar petitions. Turning down the State Government’s request for adjournment, the High Court said that pendency of similar petitions in SC will not preclude the HC from hearing the matter.The Allahabad High Court is scheduled to hear the petitions challenging the controversial ordinance on February 24.The petitions challenge the constitutional validity of the recently passed UP Ordinance as violating Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution by empowering the State to suppress an individual’s personal liberty and impinge upon an individual’s right to freedom of choice and right to freedom of religion.The UP Ordinance, promulgated in November, specifically criminalizes conversion by marriage.Section 3 of the Ordinance prohibits one person from converting the religion of another person by marriage. In another words, religious conversion by marriage is made unlawful. Violation of this provision is punishable with imprisonment for a term which is not less than one year but which may extend up to 5 years and a fine of minimum rupees fifteen thousand. If the person converted happens to be a woman, the punishment is double the normal term and fine.Recently, the Allahabad High Court declared as bad law the judgments which had held that religious conversions only for the sake of marriage are invalid.Former Supreme Court judge, Justice M B Lokur, recently criticized the UP Ordinance as “putting on the backseat the freedom of choice and dignity”.Next Story
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailFRESNO, Calif. (AP)-Utah State (13-5, 10-2) vs. Fresno State (7-6, 5-6)Save Mart Center, Fresno, California; Thursday, 7 p.m. MSTBOTTOM LINE: Utah State looks for its third straight win over Fresno State at Save Mart Center. Fresno State’s last win at home against the Aggies came on Feb. 20, 2016.BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Fresno State’s Orlando Robinson has averaged 15.5 points and 9.9 rebounds while Deon Stroud has put up 13.2 points. For the Aggies, Neemias Queta has averaged 12.4 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.9 blocks while Justin Bean has put up 10.5 points and 7.4 rebounds.RAMPING IT UP A NOTCH: The Aggies have scored 77.1 points per game and allowed 57.6 points per game across 12 conference games. Those are both noticeable improvements over the 67.4 points scored and 71.2 points allowed per game to non-conference opponents.FIELD GOALS FOR NEEMIAS: Across 18 appearances this season, Utah State’s Queta has shot 57.2 percent.SLIPPING AT 73: Fresno State is 0-6 this year when it allows 73 points or more and 7-0 when holding opponents to fewer than 73.PERFECT WHEN: Fresno State is a perfect 7-0 when it holds an opponent to 65 points or fewer. The Bulldogs are 0-6 when opponents score more than 65 points.DID YOU KNOW: The Utah State defense has allowed only 61.7 points per game to opponents, which is the 16th-best mark in the country. The Fresno State offense has put up just 68.7 points through 13 games (ranked 219th among Division I teams). Written by February 3, 2021 /Sports News – Local Utah State looks for road win vs Fresno State Associated Press