Petrofac gains from Middle Eastern work

first_img whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Monday 23 August 2010 8:02 pm OIL services group Petrofac said it forecast a 20 per cent rise in pre-tax profit for 2010 yesterday, thanks to a strong backlog of work and new operations in the Middle East built up over the last half year. The FTSE 100-listed firm posted revenues of $2.13bn (£1.37bn) for the last six months, which is a jump of 34 per cent on the same period in 2009.Pre-tax profit rose 42 per cent to $145.6m for the six months to the end of June, even discounting a lucrative demerger with EnQuest involving assets in the Don oil fields in the North Sea. Petrofac chief financial officer, Keith Roberts, said: ”There is more value to come in the Don investment, but it’s in the sub-surface, which is not our area of expertise. We sold our investment for a value of around £1 a share – a success story we hope to repeat in due course with our operations in Tunisia and Malaysia.”The company, whose activities range from designing and building oil and gas infrastructure to safety training, said its backlog stood at $6.9bn at the end of June and had grown by another $1.1bn in July and August.The firm has won $1.5bn of new engineering and construction orders in the year to date in Kuwait, Qatar and Iraq. KCS-content Share whatsapp Petrofac gains from Middle Eastern work Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

CITY VIEWS: WOULD YOU SWITCH BANK ACCOUNT IF IT WAS EASIER?

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MCB Group Limited (MCBG.mu) HY2009 Interim Report

first_imgMCB Group Limited (MCBG.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2009 interim results for the half year.For more information about MCB Group Limited (MCBG.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MCB Group Limited (MCBG.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MCB Group Limited (MCBG.mu)  2009 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMCB Group Limited is a financial holdings company that, together with the several subsidiaries running under it, operates in three clusters; banking, non-banking financial and other investments. The non-banking financial sector is involved in factoring and leasing while the MCB Capital Markets Limited offers services such as corporate finance advisory, asset management, stockbroking, private equity and registry. The Group also assists micro and small entrepreneurs. The services offered by the company include, offers current, savings, and foreign currency accounts; fixed and term deposits; personal, educational, motor, green, and housing loans; term loans; and working capital finance, term funding¸ structured finance, private equity finance, and leasing services, as well as credit and prepaid cards. MCB Group Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Dylan Hartley cleared to play after bizarre encounter with Rabah Slimani

first_imgWednesday Oct 25, 2017 Dylan Hartley cleared to play after bizarre encounter with Rabah Slimani Dylan Hartley has been cleared to play following a citing for a ‘reckless act’ that sore his flailing hand connect with the face of Clermont prop Rabah Slimani during a European Champions Cup match on Saturday. Northampton Saints have released a scathing statement on the citing.Hartley will be free to play in England’s upcoming November Tests after a disciplinary committee ruled that the alleged strike to the nose of Slimani was not worthy of a red card.Referee Ben Whitehouse, who took a huge amount of criticism for his handling of an incident-littered encounter, showed Hartley a yellow card, ruling that the strike was “reckless but not intentional”.The disciplinary committee saw it in a similar light, stating the following:“The disciplinary committee found that Hartley had committed a reckless act of foul play in that he had struck Slimani in the face, however the committee was not satisfied that the offence had warranted a red card,” EPCR said in a statement.“The citing complaint was therefore dismissed and Hartley is free to play.”England face Argentina on 11 November, Australia on 18 November and Samoa on 25 November.‘UNJUSTIFIED’Northampton Saints have issued the following statement in response to the outcome of the citing.“The decision to cite Dylan from Saturday’s game against Clermont was unjustified,” said Saints’ director of rugby Jim Mallinder. “This was a run-of-the-mill rugby incident during a high intensity game of European rugby. “Anyone who watched the game could see that this was completely accidental – a misjudgement at a clear–out, plain and simple. When we should be preparing for a crucial league game against Wasps this Saturday, we have instead been distracted by what we believe was an unwarranted judicial hearing.“Citings like this do beg the question of whether Dylan is being singled out for what has happened in the past rather than being judged solely on Saturday’s game.”Despite being captain of England, Hartley has one of the worst disciplinary records of any professional player currently playing the game. His career total sanctions sit around 60 weeks.Hartley’s record, as of two year’s ago‘RUGBY IS RUGBY’This incident, however, seems to have been blown out of proportion. When asked if it should have been a sending off, opposition hooker Benjamin Kayser said:“Red? No come on. Rugby is rugby. If you start by saying that any hit on the head is a red card then there is going to be 25 red cards a game.“I think it has to be sanctioned because obviously a penalty is a penalty and if he deserved a yellow it is a yellow. But I think we need to keep on working in a positive and constructive way.“The last thing that we want is to go out and start playing on the rules and to start saying ‘it was a cheap shot’. We are not football. We are just here to play hard and to keep on going. I don’t think it was a red card, just a yellow.“It is a game where we are lucky enough where we can actually speak to the refs and can actually have decent relations and exchange with one another. There is nothing better than a ref turning around and maybe ask the opposition captain: ‘do you really think he deserved red?’ Most of the guys would be like ‘listen, it is nothing.’ We are not idiots and we are not cheats.”After coming back on the field, Hartley received a cheapshot from Slimani, seemingly as some form of retribution for what had happened earlier. He too received his marching orders.This was also the game that saw Camille Lopez break his leg, and Morgan Parra return to the field after being knocked out. Eventful.credit: rugbypass/rawrugbyADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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Castromao House / PLP Atelier

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/947851/castromao-house-plp-atelier Clipboard Houses Projects CopyAbout this officePLP AtelierOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentAdaptive reuseInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsOn FacebookSpainPublished on September 17, 2020Cite: “Castromao House / PLP Atelier” [Casa Castromao / PLP Atelier] 17 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/947851/castromao-house-plp-atelier Clipboard Castromao House / PLP Atelier “COPY” “COPY” City:CastromaoCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Héctor Santos-DíezRecommended ProductsHotel ApplicationsAccoyaAccoya® Wood at World Hotels Salinda ResortsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. The rehabilitation comprises three contiguous buildings in the rural settlement of Castromao, belonging to Ourense province. The goal is to transform the old farmers’ houses, currently abandoned and strongly deteriorated, into a dwelling by annexing the three spaces that were originally independent. The area of the plot reaches a total of 150 m2 divided into ground and first floors.Save this picture!© Héctor Santos-DíezSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Héctor Santos-DíezThe central section is attached to the western section on one side and connected through a wooden roofed footbridge on the other side. This solution allows direct connection between the three formerly independent sections, while also allowing north-south ground passage between the front and the backside of the plot.Save this picture!© Héctor Santos-DíezSave this picture!© Héctor Santos-DíezThe functional structure of the dwelling presents a clear distinction between the private uses on the first floor and the common use spaces on the ground floor. Accordingly, the first floor houses the bedroom and bathroom in the central and eastern parts, and the kitchen and living room in the western part.  This combined space of the kitchen and living room provides the perfect nexus between the private spaces on the first floor and the common-use space on the ground floor, which is connected through stairs connecting both floors. The lower floor consists of a cozy lounge that can house multiple uses thanks to its amplitude and versatile design. The functional program is completed with additional space on the ground floor of the central section, which may also house multiple uses such as laundry, drying, or storage room.Save this picture!© Héctor Santos-DíezThe first step in the rehabilitation process is to identify the singular elements of the building. Once detected, these elements are carefully restored and the whole design process is planned such that the intervention is coherent with the historical elements preserved.Save this picture!© Héctor Santos-DíezSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Héctor Santos-DíezGiven this guiding principle, we preserve and enhance the stone walls present in the three sections of the building. We clean and grout both the inner and outer parts of the stone walls and respect their original distribution and structure, becoming therefore the axis around which our intervention revolves.Save this picture!© Héctor Santos-DíezThe western and central sections are jointly roofed with a continuous “flat” in the north side, and stepped one in the southern side to adapt the roof to the difference between both floors. On the other hand, the current double slope roof is preserved in the eastern section, since it is independent and differently titled from the other two. Save this picture!© Héctor Santos-DíezThe whole surface of the roof is tiled with black slates traditional from this area, which both provide homogeneity to the integrated building and coherence with the local cultural and natural environment.Save this picture!© Héctor Santos-DíezThe two main façades are a perfect reflection of the climatic conditions to which they are exposed. Whereas the northern façade is more opaque, uniform and with a few small openings, the south one is open with wide glassed galleries to make the most of the weather.Save this picture!© Héctor Santos-Díez Spain Save this picture!© Héctor Santos-Díez+ 20Curated by Clara Ott Share Castromao House / PLP AtelierSave this projectSaveCastromao House / PLP Atelier Year: center_img 2020 Photographs Photographs:  Héctor Santos-Díez Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Flos, Marset, LED C4 Pablo López Prol, Diego Rodríguez Val Project gallerySee allShow lessDesign Before Air Conditioning: A New Book Surveys Early Experiments in Climate ControlArticlesHV House / built architectureSelected Projects Share Area:  260 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: PLP Atelier Area Area of this architecture project Lead Architects: CopyHouses, Adaptive Reuse, House Interiors•Castromao, Spain ArchDailylast_img read more

Legacy.com cutbacks

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SoftServe wird Silver-Partner im Atlassian-Solution-Partnerprogramm

first_img TAGS  Previous articleHoldCo Asset Management Calls for Greater Transparency From Berkshire Hills’ Board Around Strategy and Exploration of Strategic AlternativesNext articleCommissioners view illegal dumping Digital AIM Web Support Twitter WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Pinterest Facebook AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– SoftServe, ein führendes Unternehmen für digitale Kompetenz und Beratung, ist als Silver-Partner ab sofort Mitglied im Atlassian-Solution-Partnerprogramm. Das Solution-Partnerprogramm von Atlassian kennzeichnet Partner, die sich durch fundiertes Wissen über die Atlassian-Produkte, Fachkompetenz hinsichtlich Produktkonfiguration sowie maßgeschneiderte Lösungen und Implementierungsdienstleistungen auszeichnen. Diese Pressemitteilung enthält multimediale Inhalte. Die vollständige Mitteilung hier ansehen: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005747/de/ „Als Silver-Solution-Partner haben wir uns verpflichtet, die Atlassian-Produktentwicklungswerkzeuge als Ergänzung zu unseren erstklassigen Beratungs-, Implementierungs- und Integrationsdienstleistungen zu empfehlen“, sagte Todd Lenox, VP des Bereichs Global Alliances and Partnerships von SoftServe. „Unternehmen müssen mehr denn je in der Lage sein, aus der Ferne effizient zusammenzuarbeiten. Wir ermöglichen unseren Kunden dies, indem wir unser Entwicklungswissen nutzen, um Atlassian-Produkte an ihre spezifischen Anforderungen anzupassen.“ Silver Solution Partner sind Nischenberatungsunternehmen mit besonderen Spezialisierungen oder Unternehmen, deren Beziehung zu Atlassian noch neu ist. Sie vermitteln Produkt-Know-how und können Administrations- und Implementierungsservices anbieten. Seit 2015 bietet SoftServe Beratungs-, Entwicklungs- und Cloud-Migrationsservices für eine breite Palette von Atlassian-Produkten an, darunter Jira Software, Bitbucket, Confluence, Trello und seit kurzem auch Atlassian Cloud. SoftServe wurde darüber hinaus kürzlich mit dem Atlassian Partner of the Year 2019 Award für SaaS-Integration für seine Beiträge zur Entwicklung neuer Geschäftsmöglichkeiten, Vordenkerqualitäten und Atlassian ergänzende Produkte und Dienstleistungen ausgezeichnet. „Wir freuen uns, dass SoftServe nun Teil unseres Ökosystems von Partnern ist, die Kunden unterstützen und die Reichweite von Atlassian-Produkten und -Services durch ihr Wissen und ihre Innovation erweitern“, sagte Martin Musierowicz, Head of Global Channels bei Atlassian. „Als Silver Level Solution Partner wird sich SoftServe gemeinsam mit Atlassian darum bemühen, den Kunden einen Mehrwert zu bieten, der weit über Produktkompetenz hinausgeht. SoftServe wird sachkundige Beratungs- und Vertriebsservices sowie technischen Service anbieten, um Kundenlösungen für Atlassian-Produkten zu liefern und zu implementieren und Kunden dabei zu helfen, ihr Potenzial auszuschöpfen.“ Die Entwicklungsexperten von SoftServe begleiten Kunden während des gesamten Produkt- und Service-Lebenszyklus von der Evaluierung bis zur endgültigen Einführung und verfügen über die Erfahrung und die technischen Kompetenzen, um Atlassian-Produkte zu integrieren, kundenspezifisch anzupassen und die Kunden hinsichtlich ihrer Nutzung zu schulen. Mit mehr als 25 Jahren Erfahrung in der Beratung und Softwareentwicklung kombiniert SoftServe strategische Planung und technische Fachkompetenz, um durch eine durchgängige Projektbetreuung und -leitung wirkungsvolle Geschäftsergebnisse zu erzielen und den Erfolg in allen Phasen des Entwicklungszyklus sicherzustellen. Weitere Informationen über die breite Palette an Serviceangeboten von SoftServe finden Sie unter www.softserveinc.com. Über SoftServe SoftServe ist Experte im digitalen Sektor, der auf dem neuesten Stand der Technik berät und liefert. Wir enthüllen, transformieren, beschleunigen und optimieren die Art und Weise, wie Unternehmen und Software-Firmen Geschäfte machen. Mit unserer Expertise in den Bereichen Gesundheitswesen, Einzelhandel, Energie, Finanzdienstleistungen, Software und mehr implementieren wir End-to-End-Lösungen, um die Innovation, Qualität und Geschwindigkeit zu liefern, die die Benutzer unserer Kunden erwarten. SoftServe bietet offene Innovation – von der Generierung überzeugender neuer Ideen bis hin zur Entwicklung und Implementierung transformativer Produkte und Dienstleistungen. Unsere Arbeit und Kundenerfahrung basiert auf einem einfühlsamen, auf den Menschen ausgerichteten Erfahrungsdesign, das die Kontinuität vom Konzept bis zur Veröffentlichung gewährleistet. Wir versetzen Unternehmen und Software-Firmen in die Lage, Differenzierung (wieder) zu erkennen, die Lösungsentwicklung zu beschleunigen und in der heutigen digitalen Wirtschaft energisch zu konkurrieren. Ganz gleich, wo Sie sich auf Ihrer Reise befinden. Besuchen Sie unsere Website, unseren Blog oder unsere LinkedIn -, Facebook – und Twitter -Seiten. Die Ausgangssprache, in der der Originaltext veröffentlicht wird, ist die offizielle und autorisierte Version. Übersetzungen werden zur besseren Verständigung mitgeliefert. Nur die Sprachversion, die im Original veröffentlicht wurde, ist rechtsgültig. Gleichen Sie deshalb Übersetzungen mit der originalen Sprachversion der Veröffentlichung ab. Originalversion auf businesswire.com ansehen:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005747/de/ CONTACT: Paul Jones Senior Manager, Analyst und Public Relations [email protected] 512 796 7358 KEYWORD: TEXAS UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SOURCE: SoftServe Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 02:06 PM/DISC: 02/08/2021 02:06 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005747/decenter_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Facebook SoftServe wird Silver-Partner im Atlassian-Solution-Partnerprogramm Twitter WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

HUD Awards $10 Million in ‘Sweat Equity’ Grants to Aid Homeownership

first_img Previous: United Wholesale Mortgage Announces Launch of Investor Edge program Next: DS News Webcast: Thursday 12/4/2014 The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago December 3, 2014 1,068 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Homeownership HUD Sweat Equity Grants 2014-12-03 Brian Honea Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. center_img The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced Wednesday that it is awarding $10 million in grants to four non-profit organizations that will create homes for hundreds of families.The grants, known as “sweat equity” grants, combined with the efforts and labor of many volunteers and the homebuyers themselves, will create affordable housing for at least 540 low-income, hard-working families and individuals, according to HUD.”These grants will make owning a home a reality for hundreds of working families,” HUD Secretary Julián Castro said. “These families will become homeowners not only because of our public investments, but because of their own contributions. Our job is to support sustainable homeownership and these self-help programs do exactly that.”The grants, which are funded through HUD’s Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP), will be awarded to the following non-profit organizations: Community Frameworks ($540,000), Habitat for Humanity International ($6.21 million), Housing Assistance Council ($1.56 million), and Tierra del Sol (Western States Housing Consortium, $1.68 million).SHOP funds are awarded via grants on a competitive basis to regional and national non-profits and consortia that are experienced with self-help homeownership housing programs. The SHOP program has provided more than $396 million that, along with leveraged funds and numerous volunteer labor hours, has resulted in more than 28,500 units of affordable housing since 1996 when Congress first appropriated SHOP funds. SHOP funds are used to purchase land and make infrastructural improvements, not to exceed the average SHOP investment of $15,000 per unit; for construction and rehabilitation of the dwellings, leveraged funds must be used, according to HUD. Many SHOP homebuyers are first-time buyers that come from underserved groups.Homebuyers are required to contribute a minimum number of “sweat equity” hours toward the building and development of their own homes or others that are participating in self-help homeownership programs, according to HUD. The minimum sweat equity requirement is 100 hours for a household consisting of two or more persons and 50 hours for a household consisting of one person. Community volunteer labor participation is also required. Sweat equity and volunteer labor may include any number of activities related to the construction of a home, including but not limited to painting, carpentry, foundation work, drywall, trim work, roofing, or siding, according to HUD.Grant recipients may choose to carry out activities directly or distribute the SHOP funds to local non-profit affiliates that will assist with the development of SHOP dwellings, select the homebuyers, coordinate the homebuyer sweat equity efforts with those of volunteers, and help arrange for financing to ensure the homebuyers can afford their homes both for the present and long term. Home / Daily Dose / HUD Awards $10 Million in ‘Sweat Equity’ Grants to Aid Homeownership Tagged with: Homeownership HUD Sweat Equity Grants in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago HUD Awards $10 Million in ‘Sweat Equity’ Grants to Aid Homeownership  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Trial begins of man who denies rape charge

first_img HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Pinterest Facebook Twitter Pinterest Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released A Donegal man has gone on trial at the Central Criminal Court accused of a raping his ex-girfriend in the county almost six years ago.The man has pleaded not guilty to raping the now 26-year-old woman on July 1, 2004.Mr Alex Owens SC (with Mr Paul Greene SC), prosecuting, said it was the State’s case that the accused and the complainant had been going out with each other for four years prior to the alleged incident and had a young child together.They had been living together but the previous Sunday she had asked him to leave following a fall out. Four days later she came downstairs sometime after midnight, having heard noises, and found the accused there. Mr Owens said it would be the State’s case that the accused had drink taken. He asked the complainant if they could get back together and suggested they go for counselling. She asked him to leave a number of times and rang a taxi for him but he stayed on. An argument broke out when the taxi arrived to take him away but he sent it off.Mr Owens told the jury it would hear evidence that the man accused the complainant of having affairs with other women before a fight broke out between them which led to him raping her on the floor, having ripped her underwear.“Against her objections he had sex with her, without her consent and he knew it was without her consent,” Mr Owens said.He said the jury would hear from the complainant that after a short time, she managed to get herself together and eventually got the accused to leave.The trial continues before Mr Justice Barry White and a jury of six men and six women. Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Google+ Google+ By News Highland – March 18, 2010 center_img PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Trial begins of man who denies rape charge RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE WhatsApp News WhatsApp Previous articleDerry councillor calls for legal highs to be bannedNext articleBishop Hegarty clarifies position on abuse cover-up claims News Highland last_img read more

SC Dismisses Judicial Officer’s Challenge Against Promotion Norms Of Delhi HC [Read Judgment]

first_imgTop StoriesSC Dismisses Judicial Officer’s Challenge Against Promotion Norms Of Delhi HC [Read Judgment] Nilashish Chaudhary25 April 2020 3:49 AMShare This – xOn Friday the Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to the Constitutional validity of certain Resolutions and Rules of the Delhi High Court which outline the criteria for a Judicial Officer to be appointed to the post of District and Sessions Judge. The Bench comprising of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari rejected Additional District and Sessions Judge Sujata Kohli’s plea of…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?LoginOn Friday the Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to the Constitutional validity of certain Resolutions and Rules of the Delhi High Court which outline the criteria for a Judicial Officer to be appointed to the post of District and Sessions Judge. The Bench comprising of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari rejected Additional District and Sessions Judge Sujata Kohli’s plea of being denied a fair and reasonable consideration for promotion. On the contrary, it was observed that the High Court had adopted a reasonable and balanced approach in implementing revised criteria for promotion from the Delhi Higher Judicial Services (DHJS).The top court said that the grading of an individual officer remains a matter between the officer and the establishment. It said any other officer cannot claim to be informed about the grading of any other officer as a matter of right.The Court concluded that no prejudice was caused to the appellant by the HC in the matter of grading.”we are clearly of the view that providing for the norms for assessment of the comparative merits of the candidates in the zone of consideration, was squarely within the domain of the High Court; and infringement of the right of consideration could only be suggested if different yardsticks or different norms were provided and applied qua the similarly circumstanced persons. However, this is not the case of the appellant nor it could be so because the High Court has apparently taken up all the persons in the zone of consideration at the relevant time and has accorded promotion on the basis of comparative merit of the candidates. The appellant, when could not stand in such competitive merit position, cannot raise a complaint about infringement of any of her legal rights. It is not the case of the appellant that anybody junior to her and standing equal in merit or anybody not fulfilling the criteria laid down by the High Court has been promoted” In April 2009, the Delhi High Court passed a Resolution that required a candidate from DHJS to possess a minimum ACR (Annual Confidential Report) Grading of two ‘A’s (‘Very Good’) and 3 ‘B’s (‘Good’) during the 5 years of consideration in order to be selected or promoted as District and Sessions Judge. In January 2010, this Resolution was modified and the requirement became a minimum of 5 ‘A’s during the 5 years of consideration, which was equivalent to the revised promotion criteria in the Indian Administrative Services as well. Upon considering various representations apropos this revision, it was decided to implement the revised criteria in a phased manner over a period of 4 years, from 2009 to 2012. The grievance of the appellant had been that despite her representations, several appointments were made to the post of Principal Judge, Family Court from the candidates of her batch who were junior in rank to herself as also from the candidates of later batches.Kohli, in her appeal, primarily contended that she had not been notified or made aware of the new criteria. The Court rejected this argument for carrying several shortcomings. It was noted that the she joined DHJS in 2002, secured 2nd rank in her batch, where entry level promotion is also decided on the basis of merit-cum-seniority or merit and it cannot be contented that a candidate could expect requirements for upward progression in the cadre to be less than that at entry level.”It goes without saying that any upward progression in DHJS could only be on the higher requirements of merit and in any case, such requirements cannot be lesser than the requirements at entry level. In this view of the matter too, the appellant was conscious of the fact that for upward movement in DHJS, merit would acquire primacy; and that seniority alone was not going to be decisive for promotion to the higher posts.””In the scheme of the rules and the requirements of the posts in question, the appellant cannot contend that she was not aware of the position that comparative merit of the incumbents shall be a crucial factor for any upward progression in the cadre.”It was further stated that the High Court had was undertaking the exercise of revising norms for the upward progression in DHJS since 2009 and had received and considered several representations before implementing the eventual Resolution in a phased manner. To this effect, the Court concluded thus-“Viewed from any angle, it is but apparent that the appellant was aware of, and shall always be deemed to be conscious of, the requirement that any promotion to the post of District and Sessions Judge or Principal Judge, Family Court would only be on the basis of such norms where merit would be a crucial factor and seniority alone would not suffice.”The appellant had further claimed that the Delhi High Court had acted illegally and unfairly in putting the new criteria in operation with retrospective effect, which resulted in serious prejudice being caused to her. Taking note of the manner in which implementation was carried out, the Court not only rejected this submission but also appreciated the High Court for its approach.”In the given fact situation and the methodology of gradual implementation adopted by the High Court, the suggestion on the part of the appellant that there had been any so-called retrospective operation of revised criteria remains totally bereft of substance and could only be rejected.”Dealing with the operation of the criteria, the Top Court took the view that “while raising grievances with regard to the impact and effect of ACR gradings, the appellant appears to have missed out the fundamental factor that for the promotions in question, an individual”s minimum merit, by itself, was not going to be decisive, but the relevant factor was going to be comparative merit of the persons in the zone of consideration”.It was also observed that the grading of an officer must remain between the individual officer and the establishment, and is not some information which another officer can claim as a matter of right. Though the plea was dismissed, the Bench noted that Kohli was a hardworking officer who had not received any adverse comments in her career. Case DetailsTitle : Sujata Kohli vs Registrar General, High Court of DelhiCase No : Civil Appeal No. 2374/2020Coram : Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh MaheshwariClick here to download judgmentRead JudgmentSubscribe 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