NPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2010 abridged results.For more information about NPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng) 2010 abridged results.Company ProfileNPF Microfinance Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for both serving and retired Officers and men and women employed by the Nigeria Police Force as well as the general banking public. The company is the leading microfinance institution in Nigeria and also offers loans, advances, money market products and financial advisory services to the retail, commercial and corporate sectors. The company has developed specialised products which includes Police After Service Account, Police Focal Account and IGP Premium Bond. Established in 1993, NPF Microfinance Bank Plc was granted its full license to operate as a Community Bank in 2002. It converted from its Community Bank status to a Microfinance Bank following a directive from the Central Bank of Nigeria. Its head office is in Obalende, Nigeria and its branch network extends to all the Police commands in the country. NPF Microfinance Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
August 16, 2018 at 11:32 am August 16, 2018 at 1:24 pm Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! That April saw the release of “Respect,” a cover of an Otis Redding song with a feminist bent and an irresistible hook — the simple spelling “R-E-S-P-E-C-T,” which Franklin added. It quickly rocketed to No. 1 on the pop charts. Rolling Stone magazine later declared it the fifth-greatest song of all time.Aretha Franklin in an undated portrait. RB / RedfernsThe song became a soundtrack for both the civil rights and female-empowerment movements, and no one was more surprised by its success than Franklin herself.“I was stunned when it went to number one,” Franklin told Elle Magazine in April 2016. “And it stayed number one for a couple weeks. It was the right song at the right time.”“Respect” earned Franklin the first two of her 18 Grammy Awards, culminating in a Grammy for Lifetime Achievement in 1994. But it was only the beginning of her success. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here Fannie Breaking NewsFrom NBC NewsAretha Franklin — the first woman to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, dubbed the Queen of Soul for powerful anthems like “Respect” and “Chain of Fools” — died on Thursday at her home in Detroit. She was 76 years old.The singer’s publicist confirmed the news to the Associated Press.Earlier this week, members of her family had told NBC affiliate WDIV-TV in Detroit that she was “gravely ill.” The station reported that Franklin had asked for prayers.Born March 25, 1942, in Memphis, Tennessee, to C.L. Franklin, the most prominent black Baptist preacher in America during the mid-20th century, and a gospel singer, Aretha Louise Franklin began performing in front of her father’s congregation at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, which she considered her hometown. She became a star on gospel caravan tours with her father, a compelling preacher known as “The Million Dollar Voice,” who became her manager when she was 14.Franklin released her first album, “Songs of Faith,” in 1956, scoring regional hits with two gospel songs and occasionally touring with The Soul Stirrers, whose star was Sam Cooke.In 1960, Franklin followed Cooke into secular music, recording a handful of Top 10 hits on the R&B charts. It took seven years and a switch of labels, to Atlantic Records, however, for her career to fully blossom in 1967, beginning with “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You),” which hit No. 1 on the R&B charts and gave her first Top 10 pop single. 2 COMMENTS I got a ding on my computer this morning, the sound bite notice, and the message that she had passed away. So sad to hear the sad ending for this great lady with the powerful voice. May she RIP. Her voice was equally prodigious, a mezzo-soprano powerhouse that could gracefully handle gospel effusions and operatic bomb bursts — something all of America learned in 1998.At the Grammy Awards that year, Luciano Pavarotti had been booked to perform his showstopper aria, “Nessun Dorma” from the final act of Puccini’s “Turandot,” but he canceled at the last minute. With the live show approaching, Franklin agreed to stand in for the man many consider the greatest operatic tenor of the 20th century. TAGSAretha Franklin Previous articleFrom world-class athlete to mentor: Delloreen EnnisNext articleCookies and Milk with a Cop this weekend Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mama Mia RIPR-e-s-p-e-c-t LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Reply The following year, Franklin came out with two towering albums, “Lady Soul” and “Aretha Now,” introducing timeless hits like “Chain of Fools” and “I Say a Little Prayer.” More big — and culturally significant — albums followed through the 1970s, highlighted by “Young, Gifted & Black,” winner of the 1972 Grammy for female R&B performance, and a return to her gospel roots, the double-platinum “Amazing Grace.”Other Top 10 singles included “Spanish Harlem,” “Think” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” written by Carole King. Franklin performed it at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors in Washington before an audience that included King, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama — drawing a tear from the president and sheer elation from King.“One of the three or four greatest nights of my life,” Franklin told The New Yorker of that performance, which went viral on YouTube.Franklin’s live performances often had that effect. She was a supremely talented technical musician — a child prodigy on the piano, able to shift seamlessly from thunderous gospel chord progressions to propulsive R&B beats to bouncy jazz riffs. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Santiago Hills Villa / Studio SaxeSave this projectSaveSantiago Hills Villa / Studio Saxe Projects Photographs: Andres Garcia LachnerDesign Director:Benjamin G. SaxeClients:Partners of Santiago Hills VillaBuilder:Sebastian PatenaudeStructural Engineer:Guidi EstructuralesElectromechanical Engineer:CIEMCity:Santa Teresa BeachCountry:Costa RicaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerRecommended ProductsWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWing-like roofline houses a dramatic white villa in Costa Rica jungle. Studio Saxe was commissioned to design a villa on the hilltops of Santiago in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. The primary objective was not only to provide dwellers with a connection with its jungle surroundings but also to generate an intimate relationship with an amazing view of the shoreline which brings its dwellers back to a more profound appreciation of the natural world.Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerConcept. Studio Saxe decided to create a large roof that would house within a series of bedrooms and living spaces that would all be turned sideways in order to face the prominent views. Interstitial spaces within the living volumes create gaps that enhance a deeper connection to the natural surroundings whilst moving about the dwelling.Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerDesign. Every space in the home has been angled to view the ocean, and this twist creates a geometric relationship between the roofline and the spaces that became the primary element of design that both addresses the need for large overhangs (for climate control and comfort) but also generates a literal connection between the view and every space. This white house in the jungle acts as a canvas so that morning and sunset light reflect on its surfaces creating an array of colors that vary throughout the day. The angled surfaces also allow for the reflection of shadows and the textures of nature to play within the interstitial spaces that exist between the living spaces.Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerSave this picture!First floor planSave this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerConstruction. Due to the remoteness of the location and difficult access, Studio Saxe decided to create a light steel frame that could be prefabricated off-site, brought, and assembled in a fast and effective way. This not only ensured the quality of the construction in a very remote location, but it also allowed the process of construction to be very light touch and the intervention on the site to be very minimal while creating the sensation of large open spaces that bring the view in and at the same time are protected by a large roof held by steel “I” beams.Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerSustainability. At Studio Saxe we believe that proper design with nature should be the first focus of sustainability and thus, this villa has been oriented properly to take advantage of predominant winds for cooling. Also, long overhangs protect from the sun and the rain in the most critical parts of the day creating comfort without the use of energy. A light touch construction method meant that the impact on the site was minimal during the implementation of the villa and the extended roofline also serves as a means to collect water and energy generation.Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerProject gallerySee allShow lessSilo Erlenmatt Renovation / Harry Gugger StudioSelected ProjectsRestaurant Ya / C+ ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Architects: Studio Saxe Area Area of this architecture project Santiago Hills Villa / Studio Saxe ArchDaily “COPY” Costa Rica ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/941826/santiago-hills-villa-studio-saxe Clipboard CopyAbout this officeStudio SaxeOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSanta Teresa BeachOn FacebookCosta RicaPublished on June 17, 2020Cite: “Santiago Hills Villa / Studio Saxe” 17 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Linkedin Zayne Saadi Linkedin ReddIt Trevor Johnson and Reese Stalder qualified for the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships with their win over Texas A&M. (Photo courtesy: gofrogs.com) Previous articlePitching perfect: TCU A cappellaNext articleOPINION: Why #BeingMinorityatTCU stories should encourage change Zayne Saadi RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Women’s tennis signs five-star players to 2017 class + posts Twitter Facebook printMen’s TennisMen’s tennis doubles pair Trevor Johnson and Reese Stalder qualified for the 2016 USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships with their win over Texas A&M on Oct. 24.Johnson and Stalder are ranked 41st nationally and their 6-3, 6-2 victory marked their second doubles title and moved them to 8-1 on the fall season.This is Johnson’s second time to advance to the fall championship, while it is Stalder’s first time making the trip to New York to compete.Assistant coach David Bowen said Johnson and Stalder played phenomenally this weekend, and have great chemistry when playing together.Trevor Johnson and Reese Stalder (photo courtesy: gofrogs.com)“They played great and they just looked like they were seeing the ball,” Bowen said. “Everything seemed so easy for them.”Johnson and Stalder will compete against top doubles pairs from across the country at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships Nov. 3-6 in New York.Women’s TennisWhile men’s tennis was at home, women’s tennis traveled to Waco to compete for a spot in the 2016 USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships.Baylor University hosted 114 singles and 52 doubles, each entry hoping to advance.No. 18 doubles pair Seda Arantekin and Caroline Wegner made it the farthest in the tournament for the Frogs, making it to the 16th round.Head coach Lee Taylor Walker said that even though they didn’t reach the goals they set, the team learned a lot.“I’m just as confident now as before the tournament about our team and the plan we have in place to reach our maximum potential,” Walker said.TCU will finish up its fall action as the Frogs head to the Lakewood Ranch Invitational in Florida and Texas A&M Hidden Duels in College Station next weekend before concluding the fall slate with the UNLV Invitational in Las Vegas, Nevada in two weeks. Zayne Saadihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/zayne-saadi/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Facebook Zayne Saadihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/zayne-saadi/ Twitter TAGSphotos Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt Space limited on intramural fields TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks
Testimony Of Disabled Witness Cannot Be Considered Weak Or Inferior: SC Issues Guidelines To Make Criminal Justice System More Disabled-friendly
Top StoriesTestimony Of Disabled Witness Cannot Be Considered Weak Or Inferior: SC Issues Guidelines To Make Criminal Justice System More Disabled-friendly LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK27 April 2021 8:44 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court, in a judgment delivered on Tuesday, issued guidelines to make criminal justice system more disabled-friendly.The testimony of a prosecutrix with a disability, or of a disabled witness for that matter, cannot be considered weak or inferior, only because such an individual interacts with the world in a different manner, vis-à-vis their able-bodied counterparts, the bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah observed.While changes in the law on the books mark a significant step forward, much work still needs to be done in order to ensure that their fruits are realized by those for whose benefit they were brought, the bench said while issuing following guidelines.The National Judicial Academy and state judicial academies are requested to sensitize trial and appellate judges to deal with cases involving survivors of sexual abuse. This training should acquaint judges with the special provisions, concerning such survivors, such as those outlined above. It should also cover guidance on the legal weight to be attached to the testimony of such witnesses/survivors, consistent with our holding above. Public prosecutors and standing counsel should also undergo similar training in this regard. The Bar Council of India can consider introducing courses in the LL.B program that cover these topics and the intersectional nature of violence more generally;Trained special educators and interpreters must be appointed to ensure the effective realization of the reasonable accommodations embodied in the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 2013. All police stations should maintain a database of such educators, interpreters and legal aid providers, in order to facilitate easy access and coordination; The National Crimes Record Bureau should seriously consider the possibility of maintaining disaggregated data on gender-based violence. Disability must be one of the variables on the basis of which such data must be maintained so that the scale of the problem can be mapped out and tailored remedial action can be taken;Police officers should be provided sensitization, on a regular basis, to deal with cases of sexual violence against women with disabilities, in an appropriate way. The training should cover the full life cycle of a case involving a disabled survivor, from enabling them to register complaints, obtain necessary accommodations, medical attention and suitable legal representation. This training should emphasize the importance of interacting directly with the disabled person concerned, as opposed to their care-taker or helper, in recognition of their agency; andAwareness-raising campaigns must be conducted, in accessible formats, to inform women and girls with disabilities, about their rights when they are at the receiving end of any form of sexual abuse.BackgroundThe bench was considering the appeal filed by the sole accused tried for the offences punishable under Section 376(1) of the IPC and under Section 3(2)(v) of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act for committing rape on the victim girl who is aged about 20 years and blind by birth, on 31.03.2011 at about 9:30 AM in her house. The High Court had affirmed the conviction of the accused by the Trial Court on these charges.Legal personhood of persons with disabilities cannot be premised on societal stereotypes of their supposed “inferiority”The court noted that, in this case, the defense sought to cast doubt on the testimony of the prosecutrix by arguing that she would have been unable to identify the accused due to her disability. Referring to a judgment in Mange v. State of Haryana [AIR 1979 SC 1194], the court said that there have been instances where the testimony of a disabled prosecutrix has not been considered seriously and treated at an equal footing as that of their able-bodied counterparts.”One such instance is the judgment of this Court in Mange v. State of Haryana , where the testimony of a thirteen year-old girl who was deaf and mute was not recorded and the conviction was confirmed on the account of an eye witness and supported by medical evidence. This Court in affirming the conviction noted that the non-examination of the prosecutrix was not a major infirmity in the prosecution’s case “apart from being a child witness, she was also deaf and dumb and no useful purpose would have been served by examining her.” We are of the considered view that presumptions of such nature which construe disability as an incapacity to participate in the legal process reflect not only an inadequate understanding of how disability operates but may also result in a miscarriage of justice through a devaluation of crucial testimonies given by persons with disabilities. The legal personhood of persons with disabilities cannot be premised on societal stereotypes of their supposed “inferiority”, which is an affront to their dignity and a negation of the principle of equality……This kind of a judicial attitude stems from and perpetuates the underlying bias and stereotypes against persons with disabilities. We are of the view that the testimony of a prosecutrix with a disability, or of a disabled witness for that matter, cannot be considered weak or inferior, only because such an individual interacts with the world in a different manner, vis-a-vis their able-bodied counterparts. As long as the testimony of such a witness otherwise meets the criteria for inspiring judicial confidence, it is entitled to full legal weight. It goes without saying that the court appreciating such testimony needs to be attentive to the fact that the witness’ disability can have the consequence of the testimony being rendered in a different form, relative to that of an able-bodied witness. In the case at hand, for instance, PW2’s blindness meant that she had no visual contact with the world. Her primary mode of identifying those around her, therefore, is by the sound of their voice. And so PW2’s testimony is entitled to equal weight as that of a prosecutrix who would have been able to visually identify the appellant.”The court finally set aside the conviction of the accused under Section 3(2)(v) of the SC and ST Act but upheld the conviction and life sentence punishable under Section 376 IPC.Case: Patan Jamal Vali vs. State of Andhra Pradesh [CrA 452 of 2021]Coram: Justices DY Chandrachud and MR ShahCounsel: Adv Harinder Mohan Singh,Citation: LL 2021 SC 231Click here to Read/Download JudgmentTagsRight of Disabled Supreme Court Justice DY Chandrachud Justice MR Shah #Testimony #Criminal Justice System Next Story
Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Facebook Previous articleGardai hunt those behind overnight car theft in BridgendNext articleBreaking: Government approves floods fund for Donegal Town News Highland Facebook News Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Gardai investigating theft outside local church Gardaí are looking for witnesses in relation to a theft from a car in St Johnston.The theft occured on Saturday the 5th of October outside St Baithins Church between 7.10pm and 8.10pm, as the victim was attending mass.The rear passenger window was smashed, and a sum of money and other items were stolen from the car.Anyone who believes they can assist Gardaí with their investigation are being asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 074 91 67 100. By News Highland – October 8, 2019 Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+ Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Google+
Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Met removes religious barrierOn 1 May 2001 in Personnel Today AllMuslim women police officers will be allowed to wear traditional headscarves aspart of an initiative in London to boost recruitment from black and Asiancommunities. The Metropolitan Police is the first police force in the UK to permit the hijab.It is designing a black and white chequered headscarf to be worn by Muslimwomen officers. Mohamood Mahroof, of the Association of Muslim Police, said, “TheAssociation welcomes the Met’s decision to introduce the hijab as an item ofuniform for Muslim officers. This will now make Muslim women who do wear ahijab eligible to join the Met. “We hope many current and future officers will benefit from thechange.” Sikh officers are already allowed to wear turbans and the Met is consideringwhether to allow potential recruits from the Rastafarian community to havedreadlocks. The Home Office has instructed the Met to increase its number ofethnic minority officers from 4.1 per cent to 25 per cent by 2009.
This is the first year schools were put into categories. In 2018, they were given federal A-F grades, but the Indiana Department of Education altered its approach after the practice was criticized for being confusing.Find your school’s 2019 federal rating in our searchable database below. By Emma Kate Fittes FOR CHALKBEAT, INDIANAMost of Indiana’s more than 1,800 schools are considered to be meeting or approaching the state’s expectations, according to 2019 federal ratings released Friday.Few schools — just 87 — rose to “exceeding expectations.” Around 200, or 11%, were not considered to be meeting standards and scored in the lowest category.The 2019 federal ratings offer the first gauge of how schools performed last year while state A-F grades remain tied up by a potential hold harmless exemption to protect schools from low test scores in the first year of the new ILEARN exam.The state adopted this second measure in 2017 to comply with new federal requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act without changing state grades. Schools are scored based on whether they are on track to meet the state’s long-term goals in seven different areas: test scores, growth scores, attendance rates, graduation rates, the percentage of students who earn honors diplomas, gaps in passing rates among student groups, and progress for English-language learners. Find your Indiana School’s 2019 Federal Accountability Rating FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Supermarket campaigns to encourage cash-strapped shoppers to abandon brands in favour of own-label products are failing in the packaged bakery category. Branded products are outstripping retailer ranges.Value sales of branded pro-ducts in packaged bakery, which includes plant bread, morning goods and ambient cakes, but excludes in-store bakery, grew 8.3% in the 12 weeks to 22 March, according to TNS, compared to a 1.9% fall in private-label sales. Branded bread grew in value by 8.7%, compared to just 2.7% in own-label.This performance by branded bakery products bucks a wider trend that has seen shoppers ditching brands for cheaper own-label products. Sainsbury’s recently announced that its Switch and Save campaign had helped grow year-on-year sales of its Basics products by 60% in the last quarter, while Tesco also promotes own-label alternatives to branded products online.Sainsbury’s bakery development manager Matt Pizzey told BB: “The market has traditionally been dominated by Warburtons, Allied and Hovis – brands people trust. Bread is a comfort food, so people naturally look for products they have confidence in.”Edward Milner, head of category management for Hovis, said that plant bread sales had also been helped by more people making sandwiches at home. “Shoppers are buying branded because they want the best quality they can have from a homemade sandwich,” he said.Sara Reid, marketing manager at Rank Hovis, added: “People are going back to trusted brands because they know what they’re getting. It’s not just about price, it’s about value for money.”
A few weeks ago we welcomed Travis Hall to the BRO family as the new digital content strategist. Travis has written for the magazine in the past, but we’re happy to have him on a full-time basis. As we always try to do with new staffers, we threw a few questions his way with the BRO reader in mind.BRO: Where are you from originally?TH: I’m originally from southern Indiana. It’s the land of basketball, but it’s completely devoid of mountains, fly fishing, and good hiking trails, so I had to leave.BRO: What is your first memory of being outside?TH: Bobber fishing with my dad and my uncle. I think there was a catfish involved, and I think he was given a name.BRO: What is the worst mistake you ever made in the woods?TH: Not going to the woods enough.BRO: If Sasquatch and a hungry black bear got into a fight, who would win?TH: It would be a hell of a bout, and one that I would pay money to see, but in the end the black bear would take the cake.BRO: What’s your go-to backpacking grub?TH: Knor Pasta Sides and vacum sealed protein. Cheap, simple, and easy.BRO: Three things you can’t live without?TH: Mountains, craft beer, and bluegrass music.BRO: If you could take any famous person (dead or alive) fly-fishing for a day, who would it be and why?TH: John Gierach and Paul from a River Runs Through It. Oh, and maybe Norman McLean or Sir Izaak Walton.Photo courtesy of Josh RobersonBRO: What songs/artists would we find on your Spotify playlist?TH: Infamous Stringdusters, Greensky Bluegrass, Zac Brown, and The Avett Brothers just to name a few. I’ve also developed a recent fondness for Sam Bush.BRO: Do you have any guilty pleasures?TH: Craft beer, but I don’t feel guilty about it.BRO: What is your favorite regional brew?TH: Holy City‘s Pecan Dream. It takes me back to the Low Country of Charleston, South Carolina, where I spent two years learning to drink beer on the beach.BRO: If you didn’t have to work for us as our Digital Content Specialist, how would you spend your days?TH: Maybe I’d be bumming around in Bozeman, Montana or living out of a van down by the Firehole River. Who knows.BRO: Best outdoor book you have read?TH: This is loaded question, but I’m going with Norman McLean’s A River Runs Through It. It introduced me to the art of fly fishing while I was growing up in a region where bass boats and bait casters were the norm.BRO: Who would win a corn hole match between Chuck Norris and Clint Eastwood?TH: Dirty Harry would dominate.