First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgFirst Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm)  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileFirst Quantum Minerals Limited is an international holding company overseeing the extraction of copper, nickel, gold, zinc and acid through mining operations in Zambia, Australia, Finland, Turkey, Spain and Mauritania. The mining corporation operates six mines: Kansanshi copper-gold mine, Guelb Moghrein copper-gold mine, Las Cruces copper mine, Pyhasalmi copper-zinc mine, Ravensthorpe nickel-cobalt mine and Cayeli copper-zinc mine. Its subsidiary divisions have interests in evaluating and acquiring mineral properties, regulatory reporting, treasury and finance, corporate administration, and a metal marketing division. Copper is the main commodity mined by First Quantum Minerals in Zambia, and gold is a by-product commodity. First Quantum Minerals Limited is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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UK stock investing: 2 shares I’d buy today for passive income

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Conor Coyle | Tuesday, 9th March, 2021 | More on: SSE VOD Image source: Getty Images “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Conor Coyle One investing goal of mine is to generate more passive income. I want to be able to bring in more money from my holdings without having to constantly look for opportunities and actively manage my portfolio.With UK stock investing, one of the ways I can do this is to look for companies that pay consistent dividends. Dividends are payouts that companies make to shareholders when profits are strong enough and when they’re confident about their outlook.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…All companies reinvest in their own growth, but some invest more than others. Many FTSE 100 companies prefer to provide greater payouts to their shareholders.While there are merits to both approaches, income shares are very popular and today I’m going to look at two UK stocks I’d buy to help me generate passive income through dividends.Vodafone Telecommunications provider Vodafone (LSE:VOD) is one of the most generous in the FTSE 100 when it comes to dividend payments. Boasting a yield of 6.3% based on its current share price of 125p, Vodafone has been a favourite of income investors for years.The company returned to profit growth in its most recent quarter, which encourages me. It’s one of the key players in a market with a high barrier to entry which I also like. I’d be happy to invest in Vodafone for passive income generation, but there are risks I’m aware of.The telecoms giant’s share price performance leaves a lot to be desired. If I look back at its performance over the last year (-11%), two years (-7%) and five years (-43%), it doesn’t have a great record for growth.Vodafone is also an expensive business to run, considering the infrastructure needed to maintain its telecoms systems. This can hurt profits and could affect the dividend. But on balance, I remain upbeat about its prospects.SSEAnother UK stock I think could provide me with solid dividend income is energy supplier SSE (LSE:SSE). It’s one of the largest suppliers of electricity and gas in the UK, with an enticing dividend of just over 6% at current prices.One reason I think SSE would be a good addition to my portfolio is that it’s quite a defensive stock. Despite the economic difficulties of the last year, profits have remained strong as people still need their power supply.While earnings for its full financial year are expected to be down, earnings per share are still forecast to come in between 85p and 90p. The company has also said it expects to increase its dividend payments as part of a five-year dividend plan.SSE also committed early to the adoption of renewable energy sources and is one of the leaders in this space already, which offers potential for the future.Again though, there are risks to be aware of when buying SSE shares. Share price growth has been less than impressive in recent years. The price was 1,475p a year ago, but despite a climb to 1,612p on 8 January, the shares retreated to 1,313p on Monday. This may be due to regulatory pressure, after SSE was among a group of energy suppliers slapped on the wrist by Ofgem for overcharging customers.I don’t see enough of a reason for that fall though. I do see a buying opportunity. Given SSE’s dividend yield, so I’d add it to my portfolio for passive income. 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Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares UK stock investing: 2 shares I’d buy today for passive income I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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On This Day: July 5th, 1946

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 On July 5, 1946, French designer Louis Reard unveils a daring two-piece swimsuit at the Piscine Molitor, a popular swimming pool in Paris. Parisian showgirl Micheline Bernardini modeled the new fashion, which Reard dubbed “bikini,” inspired by a news-making U.S. atomic test that took place off the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean earlier that week.European women first began wearing two-piece bathing suits that consisted of a halter top and shorts in the 1930s, but only a sliver of the midriff was revealed and the navel was vigilantly covered. In the United States, the modest two-piece made its appearance during World War II, when wartime rationing of fabric saw the removal of the skirt panel and other superfluous material. Meanwhile, in Europe, fortified coastlines and Allied invasions curtailed beach life during the war, and swimsuit development, like everything else non-military, came to a standstill.In 1946, Western Europeans joyously greeted the first war-free summer in years, and French designers came up with fashions to match the liberated mood of the people. Two French designers, Jacques Heim and Louis Reard, developed competing prototypes of the bikini. Heim called his the “atom” and advertised it as “the world’s smallest bathing suit.” Reard’s swimsuit, which was basically a bra top and two inverted triangles of cloth connected by string, was in fact significantly smaller. Made out of a scant 30 inches of fabric, Reard promoted his creation as “smaller than the world’s smallest bathing suit.” Reard called his creation the bikini, named after the Bikini Atoll.Louis Reard, designer of the bikini.In planning the debut of his new swimsuit, Reard had trouble finding a professional model who would deign to wear the scandalously skimpy two-piece. So he turned to Micheline Bernardini, an exotic dancer at the Casino de Paris, who had no qualms about appearing nearly nude in public. As an allusion to the headlines that he knew his swimsuit would generate, he printed newspaper type across the suit that Bernardini modeled on July 5 at the Piscine Molitor. The bikini was a hit, especially among men, and Bernardini received some 50,000 fan letters.Before long, bold young women in bikinis were causing a sensation along the Mediterranean coast. Spain and Italy passed measures prohibiting bikinis on public beaches but later capitulated to the changing times when the swimsuit grew into a mainstay of European beaches in the 1950s. Reard’s business soared, and in advertisements he kept the bikini mystique alive by declaring that a two-piece suit wasn’t a genuine bikini “unless it could be pulled through a wedding ring.”In prudish America, the bikini was successfully resisted until the early 1960s, when a new emphasis on youthful liberation brought the swimsuit en masse to U.S. beaches. It was immortalized by the pop singer Brian Hyland, who sang “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini” in 1960, by the teenage “beach blanket” movies of Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon, and by the California surfing culture celebrated by rock groups like the Beach Boys. Since then, the popularity of the bikini has only continued to grow.For more information on this day in history and for videos on the subjects, go here. The Anatomy of Fear On This Day in History: Bikini IntroducedFrom The HIstory Channel Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSBikiniHistory ChannelLouis ReardOn This Day in History Previous articleDemings Claims Victory in First Primary Election DebateNext articleWhen in Doubt, Check it Out: Heartburn vs. Heart Attack Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

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Résidence Belcourt / Atelier Pierre Thibault

first_img Résidence Belcourt / Atelier Pierre Thibault Résidence Belcourt / Atelier Pierre ThibaultSave this projectSaveRésidence Belcourt / Atelier Pierre Thibault Canada Year:  CopyAbout this officeAtelier Pierre ThibaultOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationQuébec CityQuebec CityCanadaPublished on November 19, 2016Cite: “Résidence Belcourt / Atelier Pierre Thibault” 19 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore 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/799415/residence-belcourt-atelier-pierre-thibault Clipboard 2015 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/799415/residence-belcourt-atelier-pierre-thibault Clipboard “COPY” Photographs:  Maxime Brouillet Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Atelier Pierre Thibault Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img ArchDaily Save this picture!© Maxime Brouillet+ 14 Share Manufacturers: Groupe concept PV, Solū Custom HardwoodCollaborators:Groupe Habitat, Simard Cuisine et Salle de bains, Mathieu SimardCity:Québec CityCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Maxime BrouilletText description provided by the architects. The Residence Belcourt is a typical Canadian house built in the 1970s. The clients wanted to improve their home’s functionality and maximise natural light. The home’s massing and original masonry walls were preserved. The interior separations were completely removed, creating an open-plan ground floor that encompasses the home’s public areas. Save this picture!© Maxime BrouilletSave this picture!Plan 1Save this picture!© Maxime BrouilletThe space wraps around a central staircase made of baltic plywood. To make room for this amenity, service cores were pushed to the edges of the property. The ground floor was cleared by reserving the home’s lateral walls for services and storage. The new layout fosters family living within interconnected spaces. At the back, an expansive terrace covered by a wooden pergola was added, which leads out to the existing swimming pool. The terrace provides exterior living spaces that extend to the garden and facilitate access to the intimate courtyard. At the top of the stairs, a small reading area and study space that is illuminated by two skylights was created. This floor contains three compact bedrooms, as well as a master bedroom with its own ensuite. A fifth bedroom located in the basement can welcome guests overnight. The home’s interior finishes are mostly comprised of wooden floorboards and clean white surfaces. This minimal decor is complemented by understated modernist furniture pieces.Save this picture!© Maxime BrouilletSave this picture!Plan 2Save this picture!© Maxime BrouilletProduct Description. Baltic plywood, a high-grade wooden laminate that comprises more layers than typical plywood.The home’s interior finishes are mostly comprised of clean white surfaces except for the central staircase and all horizontal work surfaces.Save this picture!© Maxime BrouilletSave this picture!© Maxime BrouilletProject gallerySee allShow lessTEN Arquitectos’ New Mexican Museum in San Francisco Celebrates DiversityUnbuilt ProjectHOK and Hawkins\Brown Move Forward with Cardiff University Innovation CampusArchitecture News Share “COPY” CopyHouses, Renovation•Québec City, Canada Photographs Houses Area:  3300 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projectslast_img read more

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Oakland, Calif., vigil for police victim

first_imgPhoto: Daniel ArauzOakland, Calif. — More than 150 people came out to honor the memory of young Alan Blueford on May 5, the one-year anniversary of his killing by Officer Miguel Masso of the Oakland Police Department. Masso, who also shot himself in the foot, has yet to be fired, tried or held responsible in any way for Blueford’s death. Family, friends and supporters came together to honor the slain young man, determined to pursue justice for his death at the hands of the OPD.Led by the family, the crowd marched from Sunnyside Park in East Oakland to the site where Blueford was killed, the 9200 block of Birch Street. Chalkuppy had rendered a beautiful chalk drawing on the sidewalk. Haitian drummers played a traditional beat as the crowd neared. Vigillers carried candles, and a beautiful flock of doves was released in Blueford’s honor. Rest in power, Alan, was the theme.The week of May 6 OPD’s leadership was exposed for not being willing or able to investigate their own. Chief Howard Jordan resigned suddenly on May 8. He was replaced by a deputy chief for two days and then replaced again. The federal court-appointed compliance director, Thomas Frazier, has decided to take the unprecedented step of reinvestigating several police misconduct cases. The Justice for Alan Blueford Coalition plans a press conference to address these ­developments.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Hoosier Farmers Encouraged to Adhere to Agrisure DuracadeTM Stewardship Program

first_img Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Hoosier Farmers Encouraged to Adhere to Agrisure DuracadeTM Stewardship Program SHARE The Indiana Corn Marketing Council encourages Hoosier farmers to strictly adhere to the aggressive stewardship program in place for the release of Syngenta seed trait Agrisure Duracade if they choose to utilize this trait for the 2014 growing season. Following these guidelines is vital to minimize the risk of trade disruption and negative impacts on the 2014 corn crop market price.Although the use of Agrisure Duracade has been approved in the United States, it has not yet been approved for use in either the European Union or China. If Agrisure Duracade were to inadvertently leak into export channels, U.S. grain shipments to these key markets risk rejection. Additionally, these markets could be potentially closed to U.S. exports until regulatory approval is received.“Hoosier farmers’ close proximity to the Ohio River – a major trade artery to foreign markets – requires that we maintain the integrity of our trade channels,” said Dennis Maple, ICMC president and farmer from Greentown, Ind. “We understand that producers want to take advantage of new technologies as soon as they become available, but we also need to understand the responsibilities and risk factors associated with using a technology that has not yet received global approval.”According to the U.S. Grains Council, the unfortunate reality is that biotechnology approval systems around the world today are not synchronous. Additionally, some countries still lack effective, trade-enabling policies regarding the low level presence (LLP) of unapproved biotech events in grain shipments. Inadvertent commingling is a tremendous risk, and modern testing methods are likely to detect even trace levels of unapproved events.“The presence of unapproved events in the export stream therefore carries a significant risk of major international trade disruptions,” said USGC President and CEO Tom Sleight. “Given the increase in corn production in competitor countries and the ability of buyers to source anywhere in the world, leakage of unapproved events may even result in the closure of some major markets to U.S. corn exports for an indefinite period.”Syngenta has initiated Agrisure Duracade’s introductory launch for the 2014 growing season and will be working with growers on identifying marketing options. Farmers are urged to ensure this grain is delivered only to approved-end user. Syngenta is partnering with Gavilon to pick up and purchase at fair market value any Agrisure Duracade corn for which an approved buyer cannot be found.“Our producers and grain handlers need to keep in mind that the first purchasers of their corn crop are not necessarily the end users. In fact, 40 percent of Indiana’s corn crop is eventually shipped out of state to many different destinations, including foreign markets,” said Rosalind Leeck, ICMC grain marketing director.ICMC encourages Hoosier farmers to evaluate the consequences of their choices and actions, keeping in mind that the consequences of those decisions may be far-reaching – even global. It is important for all sectors of the value chain – individual farmers, technology providers, shippers and exporters alike – to recognize the potentially significant international implications of their actions. Growers are encouraged to discuss options with their tech provider and first purchaser to fully understand the responsibilities that come with planting unapproved traits.“New technologies are key to U.S. farmers maintaining a leadership role in meeting the global food demand,” said Maple. “However, as these new technologies are in the process of development and implementation, we need to be aggressive in following the established stewardship guidelines to help prevent any potential trade disruption and ensure the integrity of our markets.”Learn more by visiting www.ncga.com/for-farmers/know-before-you-grow or www.Biotradestatus.com.Source: ICMC Hoosier Farmers Encouraged to Adhere to Agrisure DuracadeTM Stewardship Program By Andy Eubank – Apr 6, 2014 Previous articleUSB Salutes Father of Green RevolutionNext articleOil-Induced Rail Chaos Driving Up Gas Prices Andy Eubanklast_img read more

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Success in athletics attracts students to university

first_imgReddIt Brandon Kitchinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brandon-kitchin/ Facebook ReddIt Brandon Kitchinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brandon-kitchin/ printWith each TCU athletics win, interest in the university rises from students around the world – both from students looking to attend a great school with good sports programs and from students who want to play themselves.This is not a phenomenon unique to TCU, however.A crowd of about 200 students and faculty members was at the Brown-Lupton University Union to hear Dr. Doug J. Chung of Harvard University lecture about his research on schools and the effects of their intercollegiate athletic programs.Chung spoke about the “Flutie Effect,” which he described as “an increase in exposure and prominence of an institution after athletic success.” He was highlighting the correlation of students’ interest in applying to a school after the school experiences athletic success.The Flutie Effect was named after College Football Hall of Famer Doug Flutie, who threw the game-winning desperation pass in 1984 against the University of Miami during his time at Boston College.This game had a massive effect on Boston College in the following years.In a spring 2003 edition of the Boston College Magazine, the director of communications for the Lynch School of Education, Bill McDonald, determined that applications to the school surged 16 percent in 1984 (from 12,414 to 14,398), and another 12 percent (to 16,163) in 1985.Admissions EffectTCU, in recent years, has gained a lot of national and worldwide attention because of its successes in athletics.TCU’s biggest success, arguably, that attracted interest to Fort Worth was the Horned Frogs’ Rose Bowl win over Wisconsin in 2011.Aerial view of the 2011 Rose Bowl (http://es.discoverlosangeles.com/blog/rose-bowl-stadium-story-la-icon)After winning in Pasadena, California, TCU gained over 5,000 more applicants than the previous fall. According to data provided by ir.tcu.edu, in the fall of 2010, 14,079 first-year students applied to TCU, while the fall of 2011 saw 19,166 applicants.“I think it really opened the door to California for us,” Mark Cohen, director of athletics media relations, said. “California is the No. 2 state for us where we get students from outside of Texas. I’ve heard the running joke – TCU: Texas California University – there’s no doubt being at the Rose Bowl helped open that door – in particular Southern California, LA, Orange County and San Diego.”Cohen may be right about the Rose Bowl getting Californians to come to TCU. In fall 2010, only 363 undergraduate students were from California wherein 2016, 1,157 of undergraduate students are from California.The number of first-year applicants has steadily risen from 2014 through 2016 as well.From fall 2014 to fall 2015, applications rose from 17,029 to 18,422, which would have followed the stomping of Ole Miss in the 2014 Peach Bowl. They then rose again in fall 2016 to 19,960 after the miraculous triple-overtime comeback against Oregon in the 2016 Alamo Bowl. Athletic success and growth also comes off the heels of rebuilds of basketball’s Daniel-Meyer Coliseum into the new Schollmaier Arena, the renovations of Lupton Baseball Stadium, the building of sand volleyball courts next to the University Recreation Center and success in many other sports on campus.“I think athletic success has been a big factor in bringing people to visit and look at TCU,” Associate Director of Admission David Stein said. “We do meet a lot of people on the road who say they first heard of TCU by watching us play football or baseball on national TV.”In addition to football, many people also credit TCU’s success in Omaha, Nebraska, as the baseball team has made it to the College World Series three years in a row since 2014 – the only team in the country to do so.But, Stein also says that TCU does a great job of being the best possible university for students when they come, so the combination of good academics, atmosphere and athletics makes TCU such a smart choice.“However, a bigger factor is that TCU is walking the walk,” he said. “When prospective students see Frog Fountain across the Commons and how great this campus is, when they meet with our faculty and realize how much we care about student success, and when they hear from people who went to TCU about how much fun they’re having and how much they love learning here – that’s what gets people to apply and come here.”Athletics DepartmentTickets sales are at an all-time high, recruiting is booming and Horned Frog pride isn’t just in ‘Funkytown,’ but all around the country.Cohen, when asked about the progression of athletics, said there are a lot of things that help propel the Athletics Department forward.“You look back at 2011 – the year we went to the Rose Bowl – we were still in the Mountain West, and our season tickets that year, something like 13,000 maybe and now you fast forward 6 years and now we’re at 34,000, sold out, with a waiting list and we’ve sold out of football season tickets now 4 of the last 5 years since we joined the Big XII in 2012, which also was the first year of Amon G. Carter Stadium after its rebuild,” Cohen said.He also talked about the hype surrounding the men’s basketball season as they prepare to start their season.“The arrival of Jamie Dixon and what he’s done for men’s basketball can’t be understated,” he said. “The buzz around town and on campus is something we’ve never seen before. The media coverage nationally, not just locally, there’s an excitement about men’s basketball and it’s great to have one of your own coming back.”Cohen also talked about how recruiting has grown tremendously over the past few years in all sports.He said TCU used to lose battles with other schools for recruits because the player wanted to play in a better conference like the Big XII when TCU was not yet a member.Now that TCU has been in for a few years – and they’re winning – “it’s helped immensely,” Cohen said.Another huge thing that Cohen said has helped TCU be so successful getting their brand out is sports marketing and social media.“Recruiting is year-round and the best source of information for them is right in their phones in social media,” Cohen said.He said the Athletics Communication staff places a heavy emphasis on social media, outreach and accessibility. For recruits, donors, season ticket holders and other constituents, social media is the primary means of communication besides email and their athletics website.Giving praise to Chris Del Conte, director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Cohen said that he doesn’t know another athletic director that is more accessible than Del Conte.“You’ve seen how prolific he is on Twitter, I mean it’s phenomenal,” Cohen said. “Anyone can just tweet at him and he’s in instant communication with them. It’s unheard of.”Cohen added that he believes athletics has been successful PR for the school.“There’s no doubt on a college campus [that] athletics is not the most important thing, but it is the front porch to your university,” Cohen said. “It’s the No. 1 marketing tool you have – the exposure and visibility that a successful athletics program can bring an institution.” Brandon Kitchinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brandon-kitchin/ Brandon Kitchinhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brandon-kitchin/ Brandon Kitchin is a junior Journalism major and TCU 360 line editor from Grand Prairie, Texas. If you ever get the chance to meet him, he is such a positive person that you might just have your day made. You can find him in the loudest section of the Amon G. Carter Stadium or on the field at halftime with “The Pride Of TCU,” the Horned Frog Marching Band. He plays bass drum for the TCU Drumline. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ESPN’s ‘The Undefeated’ writer visits campus, talks media coverage on Nike, Kaepernick ad Linkedin Twitter Brandon Kitchin center_img Previous articleDr. Mike Slattery: The man behind TCU’s Rhino InitiativeNext articleWomen’s basketball pulls off nail-biter win over McNeese State Brandon Kitchin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter TAGSphotosvideo Nelson Mandela’s former prison guard visits campus to reflect on their unlikely friendship Facebook World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution + posts Linkedin Photo source: https://yt3.ggpht.com/-XIiH6MpbQys/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAAAA/5lcbmUKvOF4/s900-c-k-no/photo.jpg Memorial to commemorate MLK Jr. to come to downtown Fort Worth Campus organizations to host ‘Black Panther’ screening, discussion Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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Governor Signs Assemblymember Holden’s Buy Here, Pay Here Legislation

first_img 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. Significant reforms in the Buy-Here, Pay-Here car loan industry are set to go into effect next January after Governor Brown today signed Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bill to protect the used-car-buying public.By signing AB 265 the Governor recognized the State of California needed to do more to reign in abusive consumer lending practices at Buy-Here, Pay-Here car dealerships,” said Assemblymember Holden. “Given all of the challenges and worries facing hard working families in our state I am proud that AB 265 will provide car-buying consumers the flexibility they need to make their payments on time, keep their cars and continue to provide for their family.”Under AB 265, Buy Here, Pay Here dealerships must provide a 5 to 10-day notification period before a remote kill device can be used to disable a car for lack of payment. Current law requires only a 48 hour warning before a car can be disabled due to late payments, or insurance cancellation or even a clerical error. The bill also increases penalties for violations of these laws.Many of these used car dealers target low-income workers with poor credit. They are the lenders of last resort for many working class Californians. But the cost for this kind of credit is steep with exorbitant interest rates and can be a vicious cycle for poor workers who need a car.AB 265 goes into effect January 1, 2016. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Government Governor Signs Assemblymember Holden’s Buy Here, Pay Here Legislation Published on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 | 1:34 pm 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a commentcenter_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Top of the News Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stufflast_img read more

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No More ‘My Lord’ Please!

first_imgColumnsNo More ‘My Lord’ Please! Yogesh Pratap Singh & Lokendra Malik21 July 2020 1:43 AMShare This – xJustice T B N Radhakrishnan, the Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court has recently suggested that he would like to be addressed as ‘Sir’ by all judicial officers coming under the jurisdiction of the Calcutta High Court instead of ‘My Lord’ or ‘Your Lordship’, as the judges usually address the Chief Justice and other judges of the High Court. The Chief Justice asked the Registrar General…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?LoginJustice T B N Radhakrishnan, the Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court has recently suggested that he would like to be addressed as ‘Sir’ by all judicial officers coming under the jurisdiction of the Calcutta High Court instead of ‘My Lord’ or ‘Your Lordship’, as the judges usually address the Chief Justice and other judges of the High Court. The Chief Justice asked the Registrar General of the High Court to write a letter to all the judicial officers and request them to discontinue the practice of using words like ‘My Lord’ or ‘Your Lordship’ and to address him as ‘Sir’. As desired, the Registrar General conveyed the message to all judicial officers of the state accordingly. The media quickly captured this news. This is indeed a good initiative taken by the Chief Justice of the High Court of Calcutta. Hopefully, it is likely to give a broad message to the legal fraternity. It is pertinent to mention that Chief Justice Radhakrishnan is not the first judge who tried to deviate from the colonial practice of addressing judges as ‘My Lord’. In 2019, the High Court of Rajasthan led by the then Chief Justice S. Ravindra Bhatt had also taken a similar view. Justice Bhatt, who is now in the Supreme Court is known for his simplicity, erudition, and humble nature. The decision was highly appreciated by the legal fraternity. Recently when Justice S. Muralidhar joined the High Court of Punjab and Haryana, he also requested the Bar to avoid referring him as ‘My Lord’ or ‘Your Lordship.’ He had also made similar requests when he was a judge of the Delhi High Court. The Madras High Court had also orally observed in the past that ‘Your Lordships’ which exhibits the colonial mindset must be avoided. A Supreme Court Bench led by the then Chief Justice H L Dattu in 2014 had also observed that the use of these phrases is not necessary. Hearing a petition moved by an advocate to do away with colonial practice the bench observed: “When did we say it is compulsory?” Similar approach was taken by the Supreme Court Bench led by Chief Justice Sathashivam when hearing in PIL he observed that “how can a direction of mandamus be issued in such cases? Does any judge insist on being called by these terms?” This defence of the Supreme Court may not be justified because there are instances where different kinds of views have been noted. Many people in the Bar believe that if they don’t address judges as ‘My Lord’, they may not get a positive response from the Bench. Some judges are very touchy who seriously note these words. Hence, a direction from the Supreme Court especially the Chief Justice of India would give a confidence to discourage this practice. The Bar Council of India Rules also concede that addressing judges as ‘My Lord’ or ‘Your Lordship’ is not mandatory. The Bar Council in fact has suggested lawyers to address judges as ‘Your Honour’ or ‘Honourable Court’. For subordinate courts, the lawyers are advised to address the judges as ‘Sir’, ‘Madam’, or any equivalent words in their respective regional languages like Srimanji in Hindi. The Bar Associations of Kerala High Court and Punjab & Haryana High Court had also passed similar resolutions in the past. But, despite all these scattered efforts, the practice is continuing in all High Courts and the Supreme Court. Many lawyers dislike this practice in private conversations but nobody dares to speak on this issue in public. Similarly, there are many judges who criticize this colonial practice, but do not ask lawyers to give it up when someone addresses them as ‘My Lord’ in their respective courts. The full court also has no time to think about this issue. The Supreme Court Rules are also silent about this. The Bench as well as the Bar should make serious efforts to abolish this undignified colonial practice that goes against the judicial ethics, collective dignity of the Bar and mutually respectful working environment. Lawyers are officers of the Court who are duty bound to assist the Court in delivering justice to the people and the judges are equally bound to discharge their judicial functions in accordance with the constitutional ethos and principles. It is commonly believed that words like ‘My Lord’, or ‘Your Lordship’ reflect the colonial mindset which needs to be given up in the contemporary times. It has been observed that many lawyers use these words unnecessarily. There are some lawyers who use words ‘My Lord’ or ‘Your Lordship’ 10-15 times within a few minutes of their arguments. They focus less on merits of their case. The judges truly deserve respect. The words like ‘Sir’ and ‘Madam’ are equally respectful and professionally sound which are used across the globe in various professions. There are some top court judges who also address lawyers ‘Sir’ and ‘Madam’. It shows their commitment to the idea of dignity and mutual respect. Such judges get more respect from the Bar as well as the Bench. The lawyers should be advised to focus more on their case not only the honorifics. We ask a question to myself: Do judges like words such as ‘My Lord’. We think many of them appreciate it. Mr. Fali S Nariman states that judges like these kinds of honorifics. He states that each judge should be addressed according to the manner in which his station entitles him. He says that a High Court judge must always be addressed as ‘Your Lordship’. Believe me, the judges simply love it, he states. In his autobiography, Before Memory Fades, Mr Nariman narrates an interesting anecdote: “Years ago, I appeared before a judge who had just been elevated from the city civil court to the High Court, and was particular about how he should hence forth be addressed. My opponent who had appeared before him in the adjoining building, the city civil and Sessions Court, imagined he was still addressing a city court judge and went on calling him ‘Your Honour’. The judge grimaced at this indignity. My opponent had a good case. But he lost! Judges are human” (Fali S. Nariman, Before Memory Fades, at page 103-104, Hay House India, 2010). The people rightly hold the judiciary in high esteem. They repose faith in the institution and knock its doors when they lose hope in other branches of the state. Our judiciary has done a remarkable towards the cause of promotion and protection of the rule of law, human rights and the dignity. An attitudinal change is need of the hour. The time has come when the judiciary should also reform its working culture. The dignity of the people is equally significant and inviolable. My Lord or Your Lordship are an expression of submission which are not required at all. When you address someone “my lord”, you are precisely saying that they are your master and they have dominion over you and that you owe them service and obedience. A judge who is ruling in a case that involves you may have a measure of power over you, but she/he is not actually your master nor do you owe her service. He is duty bound to deliver justice as per the constitutional mandate. Judging is a constitutional duty. Judges are public servants who are constitutionally empowered to adjudicate the disputes brought before them. They are living in an era of constitutional dignity, equality, and fraternity. This practice of ‘My Lord’ originated in England since justice was delivered by King or Queen thorough king’s benches, it was king who was addressed as My Lord. During imperial rule, while addressing the judges of Privy Council, who happened to be the members of the Judicial Committee of House of Lords, our lawyers too developed the habit of addressing ‘My Lord’ or ‘Your Lordship’ and slowly spread into High Courts, Federal Court and the Supreme Court. But with advent of independence and constitution which reveres equality of status and abolition of titles whether it is ‘My Lord’ or ‘His Excellency’, this practice must have been given a decent burial. But our colonial mind-set is holding us back. We can’t blame only judges. Lawyers, officials of registry, members of lower judiciary, academics are too culpable. We need a concerted effort to change the mindset of the people, who still have no doubts about carrying on the legacy of the British era. The Chief Justice of Calcutta has taken a good initiative to abolish the colonial culture of ‘My Lord’. The Supreme Court should also encourage lawyers to discontinue the colonial practice of addressing judges as ‘My Lord’. It can be specifically mentioned in the Supreme Court Rules.Views are personal only. Next Storylast_img read more

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