Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) 2015 Annual Report

first_imgShumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileShumba Energy is a coal mining and energy development company with extensive interests in advanced energy projects in Botswana, including 4.5 billion tonnes of coal for thermal energy and exports. Shumba Energy is ideally positioned to address the chronic power shortage in the SADC region and aims to supply energy to southern African countries in a sustainable and cost-effective manner. Shumba Energy is involved in major energy projects including: Morupule South Mine Project which produces export-quality coal for local and regional industrial users; Mabesekwa Power Plant which supplies electricity to South Africa; Sechaba Project which supplies electricity to Botswana and other southern African countries; the Solar Energy Project geared to build a scalable solar power plant; and Lethlakeng Underground Coal Gasification Project with a license to explore 1 000 square kilometres for coal resources.last_img read more

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Standard Chartered Bank Plc (SCZ.zm) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgStandard Chartered Bank Zambia Plc (SCZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Standard Chartered Bank Zambia Plc (SCZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Chartered Bank Zambia Plc (SCZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Chartered Bank Zambia Plc (SCZ.zm)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileStandard Chartered Bank Zambia Plc is a leading financial services company providing products and services in three key segments: corporate and institutional banking (CIB), retail banking and commercial banking. The financial institution has a national footprint with 25 branches and four electronic banking centres located in the Copperbelt, Lusaka, Northern, North Western, Southern and Western Provinces. The CIB division provides corporate clients with solutions for trading, corporate finance, loans, trade finance, cash management, deposits and treasury. The Retail division services personal, priority and business clients; providing solutions for transactional accounts, deposits, overdrafts and loans, and investment service. The Commercial division manages mid-sized companies that fall between CIB and Retail banking. Standard Chartered Bank Zambia is a subsidiary of the Standard Chartered Bank Group which is an international financial services conglomerate, with headquarters in London, United Kingdom. Standard Chartered Bank Zambia Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Dos Cajueiros House / Terra Capobianco + Galeria Arquitetos

first_img “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/929334/dos-cajueiros-house-terra-capobianco-plus-galeria-arquitetos Clipboard 2019 Project Team:Liliane NambuWooden Structure:Ita ConstrutoraConcrete Structural Calculation:Leão e AssociadosConcrete Consulting:Gabriel ReginoFacilities Project:Ramoska e CastelaniAir Conditioning Project:ThermoplanLighting Design:Lux ProjetosLandscaping:Giardino Planejamento de exterioresCity:Praia VermelhaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nelson KonRecommended ProductsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. The ‘Casa dos Cajueiros’ (Cashew Trees House) located on the Brazilian southeast cost, is in front of the marine strip. Its discrete implementation is not immediately revealed to the bathers. The house is hidden between the light and the shadows of the cashew-trees occupying the frontal part of the 27,327-square-foot (2,538-square-meter) lot.Save this picture!© Nelson KonThe 8,525-square-foot (792-square-meter) house is a single-story set within the gently sloping landscape, shaped in between trees. The house is meant to minimally interfere with the landscape while drawing attention to its beauty.Save this picture!© Nelson KonThe space is organized by a clear axis of circulation that connects the social and the intimates areas. The lowest level facing the beach concentrates the social, leisure and service area. Save this picture!© Nelson KonSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Nelson KonDistributed along the 108 feet corridor leading to the back of the lot, the six suites are deployed allowing private patios between them.Save this picture!© Nelson KonThe structure of the house mixes the conventional system in the base with the prefabrication technology in timber construction.Save this picture!© Nelson KonThe social area ceiling is characterized by 4.72-inches thick glulam timber panels covering a 23.95-inch span and a 6.89-inch overhang. An inverted glulam beam receives the load of the panels and redistributes into three thin metal pillars. The panels are interlocked forming a large slab resulting in a continuous space of 62.34-feet.Save this picture!© Nelson KonSave this picture!Longitudinal Section ASave this picture!© Nelson KonThe social area is all glazed, opening 180 degrees view to the surrounding landscape.Save this picture!© Nelson KonAn exposed concrete surface, colored in light terracotta, defines the bedroom modules. The boundary between the inside and the outside is outlined by vertical shutters that ensure privacy and prevent direct solar impact.Save this picture!© Nelson KonSeveral passive design strategies have been adopted to ensure environmental comfort for the users, starting with the abundant presence of floor-to-ceiling windows that ensure constant air renewal, cross ventilation and natural lighting.Save this picture!© Nelson KonProject gallerySee allShow lessBotanica Khao Yai / Vin Varavarn ArchitectsSelected ProjectsThe Gaze House / REACT ARCHITECTS + Christophe Pingaud ArchitectureSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Nelson Kon+ 33Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Dos Cajueiros House / Terra Capobianco + Galeria ArquitetosSave this projectSaveDos Cajueiros House / Terra Capobianco + Galeria Arquitetos “COPY” Photographs:  Nelson Kon Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Dos Cajueiros House / Terra Capobianco + Galeria Arquitetos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/929334/dos-cajueiros-house-terra-capobianco-plus-galeria-arquitetos Clipboard Projects ArchDaily Houses Photographs Brazil Year:  Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Trespa, Nordic Structures, Concresteel, Construflama, Ita Construtora, Jatobá, Lumini, Omnitrade, Palimanan, Reclima, Tecnosystem, Topseal, reka iluminacao Lead Architects: Area:  8525 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Praia Vermelha, Brazil Architects: Galeria Arquitetos, Terra Capobianco Area Area of this architecture project Ana Terra Capobianco, Fernanda Neiva CopyAbout this officeGaleria ArquitetosOfficeFollowTerra CapobiancoOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesUbatubaResidential ArchitecturePraia VermelhaBrazilPublished on December 01, 2019Cite: “Dos Cajueiros House / Terra Capobianco + Galeria Arquitetos” [Casa dos Cajueiros / Terra Capobianco + Galeria Arquitetos] 01 Dec 2019. 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Global Fundraising Awards 2013 launched

first_imgGlobal Fundraising Awards 2013 launched The Resource Alliance has launched its Global Fundraising Awards, which are open to all winners of the Institute of Fundraising’s National Fundraising Awards.The Resource Alliance would like to congratulate all those fundraisers shortlisted for the Institute of Fundraising’s National Fundraising Awards, and remind them that should they be one of the lucky winners they can also enter the Resource Alliance’s Global Fundraising Awards – meaning their work has the opportunity to be recognised and celebrated on a truly global scale.   The Global Awards for Fundraising 2013 are an opportunity for the winners of national fundraising awards programmes from around the world to compete against each other. This includes the Institute of Fundraising in the UK.  The Global Awards 2013 entry brochure includes the full details of the programme and how to enter. Entry forms are available to download from the Resource Alliance website or can be requested by emailing [email protected]  4 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Awards for individuals  – The Global Fundraiser – The Outstanding Volunteer AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Global Awards for Fundraising has four inclusive categories: two for organisations and two for individual. They are: The winners of each category receive a trophy and certificate. All shortlisted candidates are showcased in a casebook which is distributed to approximately 1,000 guests at the ceremony, and publicised through the Resource Alliance website. Neelam Makhijani, chief executive of the Resource Alliance, said: “This is fantastic opportunity for winners of the Institute of Fundraising’s National Fundraising Awards to celebrate their work on the global stage, raising the profile of both themselves and their organisations among their peers around the world.” Last year’s winners included the Sir David Martin Foundation, Australia; Action against Hunger, Spain; Yoshiomi Tamai, president of Ashinaga, Japan; and Reeta Sabharwal of Action For Autism, India. Howard Lake | 23 April 2013 | News All shortlisted candidates receive a free 3-day delegate place to attend the International Fundraising Congress (IFC), where the Global Awards ceremony takes place. Awards for organisations – Big Idea, Small Budget – Innovative Fundraising Campaign About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Startups Meet with Investors at Forbes AgTech Summit

first_img Facebook Twitter Startups Meet with Investors at Forbes AgTech Summit Home Indiana Agriculture News Startups Meet with Investors at Forbes AgTech Summit By Eric Pfeiffer – Sep 19, 2019 Photo courtesy of AgrinovusAgriNovus Indiana partnered again this year with Forbes to bring their AgTech event to downtown Indianapolis to showcase and discuss the latest technology in agriculture. Beth Bechdol, President and CEO of AgriNovus, says it’s a big deal that the event is held in Indiana.“Investors, startups, executives, global innovators, all coming together to talk about the future of innovation in agriculture and how big solutions are really coming for some of our biggest challenges is really exciting.”Bechdol says the 40 startups showcased, many local to Indiana, benefit greatly from the event.“Having that opportunity to stand at a table, have real conversations with real investors, with real potential research partners or business collaborators, to be able to describe your vision and to talk about your plan, to validate your technology, it is game changing.”Bechdol says Indiana is already leading in the ag + bio + science space in the Midwest and having this event only increases that lead. They’re committed to growing this space and building a greater pipeline for talent in the industry.“That really matters to us at Agrinovus, really thinking about the next generation innovation, technology skills, informatics, data science, disciplines that are all going to be needed in this changing food and ag economy. We need to be the place where people come. Not just for our outstanding Purdue agriculture students, but for our IU informatics students, and our Butler business and finance students, and our Notre Dame physics and chemistry students, and our Rose Hulman engineering school students, and all the other schools.”Bechdol told HAT that Forbes has committed to holding the event in Indianapolis again next year and that AgriNovus will play an even larger role and add their branding to the event. Previous articleAgriculture Production One of Indiana’s Most Hazardous OccupationsNext articleSec. Perdue Statement on Administrative Actions to Streamline H-2A Process Eric Pfeiffer SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

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Saturday: Villa-Parke Community Center’s A Fighting Chance

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week On Saturday, April 20, 6:30 p.m., the Villa-Parke Community Center Capital Campaign begins with a special event, “A Fighting Chance”, to create awareness and help raise funds for the renovation and expansion of the Boxing and Fitness facility that has reached capacity. The event will also honor local boxing champs “Sugar” Shane Mosley, Ricky “Showtime” Quiles and Zack “Attack” Padilla. In order to expand its offerings, the Center needs additional funding. The campaign’s goal is to raise $1.2 million. The City of Pasadena has already earmarked $250,000 as part of its partnership contribution.“The Villa-Parke Community Center is a valuable community resource and this campaign will bring much needed funding to provide more programs and services to the greater Pasadena communities,” commented Councilmember Victor Gordo. The Capital Campaign will fund an estimated 4,000 square foot multi-purpose room by combining the existing weight and boxing rooms. The first floor will consist of a professional size boxing ring with ringside seating in addition to boxing and training equipment. The second floor will feature a mezzanine that will consist of cardiovascular and strength training equipment, along with office space for coaches and trainers. The improved amenities will be enhanced with after school tutoring for youth.“This is truly a community collaborative effort and we’re happy to be part of the committee to bring this campaign to life,” stated Barbosa Polverini, co-chair of the “Knock-Out” committee and local business person. The renovation and expansion of the facility will support a robust Boxing Program which includes partnering with national and international boxing organizations to host regional competitions. For more information, visit the following: Facebook.com/villaparkeboxing, Twitter.com/VPBoxing.About Villa-Parke Community CenterVilla-Parke Community Center’s boxing program was originally designed to reach out to at-risk youth. The program continues to serve as a safe haven for local youth throughout the San Gabriel Valley. The boxing program has helped foster the athletic career of young athletes, including many Olympic and professional boxers who got their start with the Pasadena-based program. Today, the Center offers an extensive boxing and fitness program for youth and adults that complements a myriad of social, educational and recreational services. With a bilingual staff, the Villa-Parke Community Center is a vital recreational hub for all communities in the San Gabriel Valley. For more information about the City of Pasadena go to www.cityofpasadena.net. More Cool Stuff HerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFollow This Summer Most Popular Celeb Beauty TrendHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe 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 Community News Community News Top of the News center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Neighborhood News Saturday: Villa-Parke Community Center’s A Fighting Chance The collaborative effort between the City, community and business leaders will expand one of the most active community boxing facilities in Southern California From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, April 19, 2013 | 1:13 pm Business News Make a comment 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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Norwegian Army Adding 20 CV90s to Its Fleet

first_img Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 18, 2021 Twitter Local NewsBusiness Twitter Norwegian Army Adding 20 CV90s to Its Fleet Previous articleEasy-to-Understand Mobile Plan Features and Pricing are Keys to Driving Customer Satisfaction, J.D. Power FindsNext articleAlcon Announces Broad Retail Availability of Pataday Once Daily Relief Extra Strength in the U.S. Digital AIM Web Support TAGS  center_img ÖRNSKÖLDSVIK, Sweden–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 18, 2021– BAE Systems has received an order from the Norwegian Army for 20 additional CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicles to increase the combat power of its existing fleet. The Norwegian Defense Materiel Agency awarded the more than $50 million contract that will increase the Army’s fleet to 164 vehicles as part of its effort to grow and modernize in the face of evolving threats. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210218005567/en/ BAE Systems received an order from the Norwegian Army for 12 engineering and eight multi-carrier variants of the CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicle to increase the combat power of its existing fleet. Photo credit: BAE Systems Norway is one of seven CV90 users and is the latest customer to enhance its fleet of combat-proven CV90s following significant life extension and mid-life upgrade contracts from Switzerland and the Netherlands. The new Norwegian order for 12 engineering and eight multi-carrier CV90 variants is scheduled for delivery in 2023. “We look forward to fielding another 20 modern CV90 combat support vehicles into the Norwegian Army,” said Brigadier Øyvind Johan Kvalvik, Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency´s Land Systems Division. “These additional vehicles will provide the Norwegian Army with the room for maneuver and combat power that the Army needs to be able to complete its missions using the most modern IFV vehicles in the world.” BAE Systems Hägglunds, the manufacturer of the CV90 based in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden, will deliver the new vehicles in cooperation with Ritek, an established Norwegian CV90 partner. With Ritek at the center of the local industrial cooperation hub, up to 30 potential Norwegian suppliers will be responsible for upgrading and repairing components, as well as delivering new subsystems and technology solutions as part of future upgrades for the Norwegian CV90 fleet. “We have a strong track record of delivering on time, at cost, and high quality to the Norwegian Army. This follow-up order demonstrates the importance of successful relationships with in-country industry partners like Ritek,” said Tommy Gustafsson-Rask, managing director of BAE Systems Hägglunds. “As we work to enhance the Norwegian Army’s existing fleet of CV90s, deepening our existing relationships with local industry will naturally benefit our end users.” BAE Systems has a successful history of industrial cooperation projects in Norway that have strengthened industry partnerships, transferred technical know-how, and exceeded customer expectations and requirements. During the latest CV90 procurement and upgrade contract, BAE Systems Hägglunds delivered 100 percent offset obligation five years ahead of schedule. BAE Systems and Ritek look forward to strengthening their relationship through the successful execution of this contract. “Our cooperation with the Norwegian Armed Forces and BAE Systems Hägglunds is based on trust and experience between all parties involved. We are very pleased with this new agreement which brings a positive local employment effect for Ritek as we focus on delivering this critical capacity to the Norwegian Army in the form of more combat support vehicles,” said Hilmar Olsen, general manager at Ritek. “We also expect the project to provide long-term opportunities for several other Norwegian suppliers across the country.” Norway is one of seven European users operating the CV90. The others are Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Switzerland, Sweden and the Netherlands. With close to 1,300 vehicles in service in multiple variants, the vehicle is combat-proven and designed to accommodate future growth to meet evolving missions. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210218005567/en/ CONTACT: Ola Thorén, BAE Systems Hägglunds, Sweden Mobile: +46 (0) 708 335000 [email protected] Surtees, BAE Systems, Inc. Mobile: +44 (0)7825 948274 [email protected] @BAESystemsInc KEYWORD: EUROPE NORWAY SWEDEN INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENGINEERING DEFENSE AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY MANUFACTURING OTHER TECHNOLOGY CONTRACTS SOURCE: BAE Systems Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/18/2021 08:00 AM/DISC: 02/18/2021 08:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210218005567/en Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

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[Citizenship Of Surrogate Babies] Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 Is Going To Be Placed Before Rajya Sabha: Centre Informs SC [Read Order]

first_imgTop Stories[Citizenship Of Surrogate Babies] Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 Is Going To Be Placed Before Rajya Sabha: Centre Informs SC [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK8 Sep 2020 7:52 AMShare This – xThe Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 is going to be placed before the Rajya Sabha in the ensuing Monsoon Session, the Centre informed the Supreme Court today.The Additional Solicitor General made this submission while the Court was considering an appeal which raises the issue of citizenship of a child born in India out of surrogacy in which biological parents are foreign nationals but…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 Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 is going to be placed before the Rajya Sabha in the ensuing Monsoon Session, the Centre informed the Supreme Court today.The Additional Solicitor General made this submission while the Court was considering an appeal which raises the issue of citizenship of a child born in India out of surrogacy in which biological parents are foreign nationals but the woman who gives birth is Indian.The bench comprising Justice NV Ramana, Surya Kant and Hrishikesh Roy, accepting the ASG’s request for an adjournment, listed these cases after eight weeks. Last year, the Lok Sabha had passed the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 which seeks to regulate surrogacy in India while imposing an absolute prohibition on commercial surrogacy. As per this Bill, intending couple for surrogacy have to be Indian Citizen. The Bill thus effectively debars foreigners and persons of Indian Origins of the opportunity to avail the surrogacy services in India.  Later, the Rajya Sabha, referred the Bill to the Select Committee seeking certain amendments. The Select committee presented its report to the Rajya Sabha on 5th February, 2020. It opined that the facility to avail surrogacy procedure may be extended to persons of Indian origin because they have their ancestral root in India. BackgroundThe appeal arises from a 2009 Gujarat High Court judgment which dealt with a case of two twin babies born to an Indian surrogate mother and a German father in 2008. The two boys — Balaz Nikolas and Balaz Leonard, whose father is German national Jan Balaz — were conceived by an Indian woman in Anand district of Gujarat in January 2008.The bench headed by Justice KS Radhakrishnan (then Chief Justice of High Court) considered the question whether a child born in India to a surrogate mother, an Indian national, whose biological father is a foreign national, would get citizenship in India, by birth. It held that the babies born in India to the gestational surrogate are citizens of this country and therefore, entitled to get the Passports The bench had answered the issue thus: “We are in this case primarily concerned with the relationship of the child with the gestational surrogate mother, and with the donor of the ova. In the absence of any legislation to the contrary, we are more inclined to recognize the gestational surrogate who has given birth to the child as the natural mother, a view prevailing in Japan. Anonymous Indian woman, the egg donor, in our view, is not the natural mother. She has of course a right to privacy that forms part of right to life and liberty guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution of India. Nobody can compel her to disclose her identity. Babies born are not in a position to know who is the egg donor and they only know their surrogate mother who is real. Wife, of the biological father, who has neither donated the ova, nor conceived or delivered the babies cannot in the absence of legislation be treated as a legal mother and she can never be a natural mother. In our view, by providing ova, a woman will not become a natural mother. Life takes place not in her womb, nor she receives the sperm for fertilization. Human fertilization is the union of a human sperm and egg usually occurring in the ampulla of the urine tube. Process involves development of an embryo. Process in this case followed is In Vitro Fertilization, a process by which egg cells were fertilized by sperm outside the womb in vitro. Resultantly, the only conclusion that is possible is that a gestational mother who has blood relations with the child is more deserving to be called as the natural mother. She has carried the embryo for full months in her womb, nurtured the babies through the umbilical cord. Even if we assume that the egg donor is the real natural mother, even then she is an Indian national so revealed before the learned Single Judge, we are told. Both the egg donor as well as the gestational surrogate are Indian nationals, and hence the babies are born to an Indian national.”The Centre approached the Apex Court assailing this judgment. Two other writ petitions raising similar issue has also been tagged along with this appeal. Click here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

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Keble College under pressure to reverse admissions decision

first_imgThese proposals come after significant backlash from the student community, both over the rescinding of offers and the College’s statement explaining its position.  Students have been encouraged to volunteer before the College’s academic committee meets tomorrow morning. The JCR President explains this “would really help put forward a robust case to admit all Keble offer holders this academic year.” The JCR President has described this as a “very practical solution to the problem” that will remove the need for appeals, resits or deferred entry and allow those “who were rejected on the grounds of capacity” to study at Keble in 2020/21.  The JCR President has warned that “there will be some short term uncertainty with regards to accommodation for those who volunteer”. Whilst no guarantee has been given, “college anticipates they will be able to find accommodation for those 2nd and 3rd years that do help out in this situation.” The letter argues that Ofqual’s moderation process was flawed and has “entrenched systematic bias against students from lower performing schools and larger class sizes, regardless of individual ability.” Much more reliable as an indicator of ability, suggests the letter, is the admissions tests and interviews that former offer holders have already succeeded in. However Keble argued that it had done all it could to accommodate these circumstances, stating that more offer holders than usual had met the necessary conditions. Noting how “Oxford revised the guidelines on clemency” to give “more even weight to indicators of social disadvantage”, the College argued it scrutinised cases on an individual basis, but was ultimately limited by available space. “The more students we admit this year,” the statement said, “the fewer we will be able to admit next year and the year after.”  Being dissatisfied with the moderated grades is not grounds for an appeal under Ofqual guidelines. At the moment it is assumed that dissatisfied students will have to pay to ‘re-sit’ exams if they want to improve their grades. Keble’s academic committee will meet tomorrow to further discuss the issue. The College has expressed interest in one of the proposals, asking a group of “up to 12” second or third year students to voluntarily move out of college into private accommodation for the coming academic year.  An Open Letter from Keble alumni to the College has been published on Facebook. Responding to this petition, the letter called on the College to disregard the grades assigned by Ofqual and to “make a firm statement of support for those students unfairly disadvantaged by this national moderation process” and to “offer them places to study.” This year, 70% of Keble’s undergraduate offers to UK applicants were given to students from state schools. In its statement earlier this weekend, the College stated it was aware “how the method of allocating grades without actual examinations would systematically disadvantage students from schools and neighbourhoods with less history of sending people to Oxbridge.” The statement followed growing pressure on the College to re-think its decision. Over 6,000 people have signed a petition calling for Oxford to reverse its decision to rescind offers to “state school ‘near misses’”. center_img Femi-Gureje has identified this as a “huge access issue”, warning about the unaffordable cost of re-sits. She adds, “Whilst it is not the fault of the University that the grading system is so flawed, this doesn’t really give much solace to those who have had to bear the brunt of its failures.” There are calls for the University to do more to support exceptional students and for greater transparency in the decision-making process.  Keble College and Keble JCR President have been contacted for comment. On August 15th, Keble issued a statement that they were “not able to accept every offer holder”. Since then, Keble’s JCR President and a team of current students and alumni have written a letter to the College suggesting several alternative proposals for the accommodation of those offer holders who were not accepted. The JCR President has explained more in a statement posted to the students’ Facebook group. Speaking to Cherwell, President of Keble At Large and JCR Access and Academic Affairs Officer, Busola Femi-Gureje, has described the University’s decision as the “antithesis of the message promoted by access schemes and initiatives” due to its reliance on a “biased” algorithm that appears to disregard the academic achievement of students in disadvantaged areas.  Keble’s decision to rescind some offers has been particularly disappointing due to the extensive efforts made by Keble staff, students, and alumni to widen access through schemes like Keble At Large. The authors of the letter believe that rescinding offers will “totally undermine” the progress made by these projects. The College claims it will welcome those students who are successful in the appeal process, and intends to exercise sympathy when processing the applications of those taking their exams this autumn.   The petition prompted an outpouring of support from the Keble College community, including a number of alumni.  She stated “the situation this year feels even more unfair than previous years as students didn’t even get to sit the exams that resulted in them missing their grades.” The creator of this petition had her offer to read Geography at Keble College rescinded, after her results were downgraded from A*A*A* to AAA. She has expressed her frustration at the University for apparently not considering her background in its decision-making process. The College is preparing to welcome a large and diverse cohort in October, stating “more offers were made to, and more students will come from, under-represented and/or disadvantaged neighbourhoods.”   After students and alumni pressed Keble College to admit all students regardless of A Level results, the College is considering accommodation arrangements to increase their capacity. last_img read more

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New law mandates Indiana schools test for lead contamination

first_img Twitter Twitter By Associated Press – March 31, 2020 0 286 WhatsApp New law mandates Indiana schools test for lead contamination Previous articleMichigan coronavirus numbers report another 1000+ cases on MondayNext articleMichigan’s Carhartt to spend much of April making medical gear Associated PressNews from the Associated Press and its network of reporters and publications. Pinterest IndianaLocalNews (“Faucet” by https://www.flickr.com/photos/joeshlabotnik/, CC BY 2.0) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Drinking water fountains and taps at public and private schools in Indiana must be tested for lead contamination by 2023 under a new state law.Every school’s drinking water equipment has to be tested by Jan. 1, 2023 and take action if results show lead at higher than 15 parts per billion.Lake County schools will have to test every two years.Officials will have to do something about the lead contamination if it exceeds that threshold.The state received a grant from the Indiana Finance Authority to cover the costs of testing. WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Google+ Facebook Google+last_img read more

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