West Ham Olympic Stadium bid gets go ahead

first_imgFriday 11 February 2011 7:31 am West Ham United has been selected as the preferred club to move into the Olympic Stadium in east London after the 2012 Games.Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) chiefs chose the club’s bid over a rival proposal from Tottenham Hotspur.The decision must now be passed by the OPLC board, two government departments and the mayor of London Boris Johnson.The decision in favour of West Ham’s bid was unanimous.West Ham’s plan will to keep athletics in east London and leave the running track untouched. West Ham Olympic Stadium bid gets go ahead whatsapp Share John Dunne More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ whatsapplast_img read more

How I’d invest £200 a month in UK shares to make a £12,000 passive income for life

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Presiding Bishop moderates WCC panel on peace, security in the…

first_img Press Release Service Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori Submit a Job Listing During a July 2011 visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, the Rev. Margaret Rose and the Rev. Petero Sabune stop to say a prayer with widows in a community near the Anglican University of Congo in Bunia. Widows are considered outcasts in many Congolese communities. Photo: Matthew Davies[Episcopal News Service] The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is ranked among the world’s poorest countries, and since the former Belgian colony fell into the hands of corrupt and power-hungry leaders following its independence in 1960, the Congolese have rarely experienced life without conflict.A May 27-29 World Council of Churches’ conference in Geneva, Switzerland, includes religious leaders, victims of war, former child soldiers, United Nations representatives, members of relief agencies, and post-conflict practitioners, all seeking solutions for peace and security in the war-weary nation. Participants at the event are addressing violent conflict, electoral integrity, environmental protection and human rights.Quoting from Isaiah 58, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said: “The peacemaking work that we are all about is repairing [the] breach, that gap in abundant life that Jesus believes is the birthright of all human beings. Repairing that breach is what we are about and why we are here.”Jefferts Schori was moderating a panel at the conference that focused on international cooperation for peace building and reconstruction. She visited the DRC for six days in July 2011 to spend time with the victims of war, orphaned children and women who’ve been raped by rebel soldiers leading to stigmatization and abandonment by their families and communities. Jefferts Schori witnessed how the Province L’Eglise Anglicane du Congo (Anglican Church of Congo) and its partners are committed to serving the vulnerable, needy and traumatized in the Central African nation of some 72 million people.“It’s incredibly powerful to see that work going on and to hear the women’s stories and to hear about how the churches are supporting the healing of communities,” Jefferts Schori said in opening the WCC panel.She described how The Episcopal Church has been involved in the DRC for many years through advocacy and partnerships. “One of the ways that we try to improve our constructive support is by gathering people who work on issues relating to the Congo,” she said. “It is a way to keep everyone aware of the latest developments. We have at times called for a week of prayer … to raise awareness among our own members” and to encourage advocacy.Episcopal Relief & Development partners with the Anglican Church of the Congo on programs that support post-conflict healing. Through Ensemble Nous Pouvons, or Together We Can, church partners have mobilized community-based groups to identify their existing resources, along with actions they can take to foster development.The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society and Episcopal Relief & Development also have supported the work of Union des Femmes pour la Paix et la Promotion Social, or United Women for Peace and Social Promotion, in medical and psychological healing and social reintegration.Following independence in 1960, the Democratic Republic of Congo – about the same size as the continent of Europe – faced more than three decades of gross corruption under the presidency of Joseph Mobutu, who was supported by the United States as a “friendly tyrant” for his resistance to the Soviet Union. Rebels led by Laurent Kabila overthrew Mobutu in 1997.Initially raising hopes, Kabila was installed as the new president and changed the country’s name from Zaire to the Democratic Republic of Congo. But his allies became enemies, and the DRC entered five years of brutal war in which an estimated 5.4 million people died. When he was assassinated in 2001, Kabila was succeeded by his son, Joseph Kabila, who remains the DRC’s president in a power-sharing government that includes former rebels.The war was fueled largely by a scramble for the country’s vast mineral resources. Rebels in the east, supported by Tutsi militias and neighboring countries Uganda and Rwanda, battled the Kinshasa-based government, backed by Hutu militias and Angola, Namibia and Zimbabwe. In October 2004, the human rights group Amnesty International announced that 40,000 cases of rape had been reported over the previous six years.As the DRC – which hosts the United Nations’ largest peacekeeping team – attempts to recover from what has been dubbed the bloodiest conflict since World War II, rebel activity still roils the east of the country and is synonymous with gender-based violence, particularly in rural villages. Some reports reveal stories of rebel soldiers raping women while their husbands are forced to watch, then killing family members and carrying out acts of cannibalism.A major consequence of the Congo’s war and the associated atrocities is the plight of some 3 million internally displaced people and refugees who have fled to camps in neighboring countries.In early March, eight Episcopalians traveled to Kenya and Rwanda to learn about refugee resettlement today through the lens of Congolese refugees on a #ShareTheJourney pilgrimage organized by Episcopal Migration Ministries, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s refugee resettlement service.In 2014, Episcopal Migration Ministries and its partners helped to resettle 5,155 of the tens of thousands of refugees who came to the United States through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ screening process. The agency will work to serve as many people this year, as the United States plans to resettle 70,000 refugees. Many of those refugees will come from the Democratic Republic of Congo.In Geneva, Jefferts Schori said she was struck by the reflections and the vision that Christians hold together of a world without violence. She urged those attending the WCC conference to consider how they might better partner in peacemaking and for positive action.The conference follows on from a 2009 visit to the Congo by a WCC delegation, identification by the 2013 WCC Assembly of the Congo as a “priority country” in its international work, and an April 2014 visit by WCC general secretary, the Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, to an ecumenical forum in the nation’s capital, Kinshasa.Tveit, in his opening remarks at the Geneva conference, said the time is ripe “to bring our discussions into action.” Although for many years the Congo has been “a context of suffering,” he said, “this gathering is a sign of hope for another story, another reality, another future” for the nation as churches decide how to use their resources together for peace, security and sustainable development there.The conference concludes on May 29 with a look towards the 2016 DRC presidential elections and the future work of an ecumenical forum on issues relating to the DRC.— Matthew Davies is an editor/reporter of the Episcopal News Service. 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Neil de Kock ‘headbutt’ tackle on Mark Lewis

first_imgFriday Jul 13, 2007 Neil de Kock ‘headbutt’ tackle on Mark Lewis Cardiff Blues number eight Mark Lewis heads for the line to finish off a nice try. Saracens and former Bok scrumhalf Neil de Kockcomes flying in for the tackle though with the intention of stopping the try obviously.De Kock hits him hard, with his head unfortunately, and Lewis ends up scoring the try but being knocked out stone cold.He apparently eventually got up with his first question being whether he’d scored the try or not. Welsh commentary in case you’re wondering… ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Pro-choice non-profit raises $31,000 from e-mail appeal

first_imgPro-choice non-profit raises $31,000 from e-mail appeal According to Donordigital, “about half the contributions came from new online donors, and 10% of the gifts came in as a result of tell-a-friend messages sent by donors to friends and colleagues.” Howard Lake | 5 July 2003 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Tagged with: Digital Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics NARAL Pro-Choice America has raised $31,000 in a few days from an e-mail appeal sent to 100,000 supporters.The appeal was designed and distributed by online fundraising and advocacy agency Donordigital. It offered to send a campaigning message on the donor’s behalf to President George W Bush to campaign to protect a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion.The $31,000 came from 1,000 donors. Why did it do so well? Donordigital, in their latest monthly e-mail newsletter, put it down to “a large, responsive list, a clever “viral” message, and compelling graphics.” There was an element of humour about the campaign too, with a doctored photo of President Bush holding a big placard with “my birthday wish list” on it. Advertisement  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Who killed Kendrick Johnson?

first_imgApril 4 rally.Photo: Azi EbrahimiMacon, Ga. — Hundreds of people gathered on the steps of the William Augustus Bootle Federal Building in Macon, Ga., on April 4 to press for justice in the case of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson, whose mutilated body was discovered in a rolled-up wrestling mat on Jan. 11, 2013.K.J., as he was known to his family and friends, was a star athelete and student at Lowndes High School in Valdosta, Ga., a city of close to 55,000 people that is just 15 miles from the Georgia-Florida line. A little more than half of Valdosta’s population is Black.While news articles describing the case often mention the many high school football championships that both the Valdosta and Lowndes teams have won, they leave out one glaring piece of history that underlies the struggle for justice in this Southern town.Kendrick JohnsonIn May of 1918, a Black farmworker named Sidney Johnson, tired of mistreatment, killed his white boss. From May 17 to 24, a white mob of 700 lynched at least 13 African Americans, including pregnant 21-year-old Mary Turner. Johnson was captured, killed, castrated and his body dragged for miles. In the face of this racist mob violence, some 500 Black people left everything behind and fled in fear. Well into the next decade, open Klan rallies were held in Valdosta.Although some Black elected officials can now be found there, economic and political power in both Lowndes and neighboring Brooks County still rest in the hands of a small circle of influential white men.The rally, held on the 46th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., brought out civil rights leaders from the NAACP, the National Action Network-Ga., the Coalition for a People’s Agenda and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Many times the speakers referenced the murders of Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis and other young men and women whose killings go unpunished by a racist injustice system.Youth from Albany and Valdosta State colleges, Macon residents, many with their chldren, as well as cars and busloads from Atlanta and Detroit came to stand with Kenneth and Jacquelyn Johnson, whose determined fight to learn what happened to their son has brought national attention to the many inconsistencies in a finding of “accidental death” by the Lowndes County sheriff’s office.Within hours of the discovery of young Johnson’s body, which had been wedged into an upright, 6-foot wrestling mat in the corner of the gym, Sheriff Chris Prine declared his death an accident. He claimed that Johnson had fallen head first into the mat trying to retrieve a sneaker and couldn’t get out. A Georgia Bureau of Investigation autopsy followed suit and said that “positional asphyxia” had produced the gruesome injuries to his body.A second autopsy, paid for by the parents, ruled that Kendrick died from a blow to the side of his neck. This examination of the youth’s body also revealed that all of his vital organs were missing, as well as his tongue and windpipe, and that the body had been stuffed with newspaper by the funeral home.After months in which concerned people stood every day with signs outside the Lowndes County Courthouse, the case began to generate national attention a year ago. CNN made multiple attempts to gain access to information about the investigation by the local authorities. The failure to immediately question students and staff at the school, the dismissal of the first responders’ findings that it was a crime scene, missing sections of a school video tape, no identification of blood stains on the gym walls and much more have led experts to declare the sheriff’s investigation shoddy and incomplete.On Oct. 31, 2013, U.S. District Attorney Michael Moore finally announced that the Justice Department was looking into the case. The rally was held outside his office in the Bootle Federal Building. Prior to the protest, the family, lawyers and others held a meeting with Moore to gain information about the progress of the now six-months-long investigation.Johnson’s parents have endured threats and pressure to stop insisting on finding out what happened to their son. The crowd applauded their refusal to be silent as Jacquelyn Johnson said: “We want to let them know that we’re not going anywhere. … They just messed up and killed the wrong child this time.”For more information, please see ­justice4KJ.org and facebook.com/R.I.P. KendrickJohnson.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

News media and websites censored and blocked for carrying leaked cables

first_img Organisation December 15, 2010 – Updated on January 25, 2016 News media and websites censored and blocked for carrying leaked cables Reporters Without Borders condemns the measures being taken by governments and government agencies to censor websites or news media that have published details of the US diplomatic cables leaked by WikiLeaks.“Knee-jerk censorship is an inappropriate and dangerous response,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Attempts to block the dissemination of sensitive material that is already widely available on the Internet are doomed to failure and violate the right to be informed.”According to the Wall Street Journal, the US Air Force has taken drastic measures to prevent employees lacking special authorization from seeing the leaked cables, blocking access to the websites of the New York Times and at least 25 medias and blogs that have been publishing them, including The Guardian, Le Monde, Der Spiegel and El Pais.The Wall Street Journal obtained a copy of the web page to which US Air Force staff are sent when they try to connect from their office computers. A message on the page says: “ACCESS DENIED. Internet Usage is Logged & Monitored.”A US Air Force spokesperson, Lt. Col. Brenda Campbell, told the New York Times: “News media websites will be blocked if they post classified documents from the WikiLeaks website. This is similar to how we’d block any other website that posted classified information.” She added that only sites posting entire cables are being blocked, not those that are just publishing extracts. A Department of Defence spokesman said the Pentagon was not behind this initiative, adding that neither the Army, Navy nor Marines had adopted similar website blocking measures. The White House issued a directive on 3 December forbidding unauthorized federal employees from accessing classified documents available on WikiLeaks. The Library of Congress responded a few hours later by blocking access to WikiLeaks from its computers. “Each federal employee and contractor is obligated to protect classified information,” the directive from the White House Office of Management and Budget said, stressing that the fact that documents had been leaked did not mean they had been declassified.The same day, the US Army posted the following message on NIPRNet, the Internet network used by its troops in Iraq: “Department of Defence military, civilian and contractor personnel should not access the WikiLeaks website to view or download the publicized classified information.” Newspapers containing coverage of the WikiLeaks cables are also being censored. Morocco blocked distributing of the 12 December issue of the French daily Le Monde as well as issues of the Spanish daily El País and the pan-Arab daily Al-Quds Al-Arabi earlier in the month. All of these newspapers referred to a December 2009 cable from the US consulate in Casablanca about alleged corruption by associates of King Mohammed, especially in connection with real estate deals.Agence France-Presse quoted a Moroccan communication ministry official yesterday as saying that these issues “were forbidden entry for publishing libellous information about Morocco from the WikiLeaks website.” The ban was issued on the basis of “an article in the press code stating that the communication ministry has the right to ban any publication whose stories attack religion, territorial integrity and the monarchy,” the official added.Countries where access to WikiLeaks is blocked include China and Thailand. The site can be accessed from Pakistan not the pages containing the cables about Pakistan. RSF_en center_img Help by sharing this information Newslast_img read more

Pictures reveal damage caused by wipes being flushed down Limerick’s loos

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Email WhatsApp Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener IRISH Water is reminding Limerick people to think about what they flush down the loo after pictures revealed severe blockages caused by wet wipes in treatment plants across the county.Unlike toilet paper, wipes do not break down when flushed down the toilet. Instead they can clump together to form blockages in sewer pipes and in wastewater treatment systems. This can cause sewer overflows in our towns and villages and pollution in our waterways and beaches.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In recent weeks blockages cause by wipes and other materials have been cleared from treatment systems in Abbeyfeale, Newcastle West, Askeaton, Rathkeale, Croagh and Dromcollogher.However this is a problem that is experienced right across the city and county, with hundreds of such blockages having to be cleared every week from Ireland’s wastewater network.Anna Brosnan, Irish Water’s Wastewater Operations Lead for Limerick explains, “We know that people are using more wipes than ever to keep hands and surfaces clean and prevent the spread of Covid 19.“While it is important we all follow the HSE guidelines on handwashing and coughing etiquette we are reminding people to dispose of wipes correctly.“By making sure wipes are put in the bin and not in the toilet, everyone can do their bit to prevent sewer blockages and help keep our waters safe, clean and healthy.“It is really important that the public help us to manage the network at this time by simply binning all wipes, gloves and masks and to only ever flush the 3 Ps (pee, poo and paper).” she explained.The Think Before You Flush campaign is operated by Clean Coasts in partnership with Irish Water. Our message is simple, only the 3 Ps – pee, poo and paper – should be flushed down the toilet.All other waste, such as wipes and kitchen roll, should go in the bin to avoid it becoming marine litter, or blockages in our home and wastewater network.To find out more about the Think Before You Flush campaign please visit the campaign website http://thinkbeforeyouflush.org/ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LimerickNewsPictures reveal damage caused by wipes being flushed down Limerick’s loosBy Meghann Scully – July 7, 2020 836 Facebook Previous articleLimerick Post Show | Cat ReynoldsNext articleLimerick City and County Council to waive fees to businesses for on-street furniture as part of Covid-19 support initiatives Meghann Scully center_img Print Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin TAGSIrish WaterKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Postwater last_img read more

Breaking Down Consumer Debt Collection Complaints

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Breaking Down Consumer Debt Collection Complaints The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (formerly the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) has released a new Complaint Snapshot, exploring consumer complaints regarding modern debt-collection practices. The Bureau has received approximately 400,500 debt collection complaints since July 2011, amounting to 27 percent of the total complaints the bureau has received during that time period.The most complained-about category in March 2018 was “credit or consumer reporting,” accounting for 37 percent of the 30,300 complaints received during that month. Debt collection came in second, accounting for 27 percent of total complaints. Mortgage complaints came in third at around 10 percent of total complaints.Credit or consumer reporting, debt collection, and mortgage were the top three most complained-about consumer financial products and services, collectively representing approximately 74 percent of complaints submitted in March 2018, according to the BCFP.The BCFP registered a total of 8,265 debt collection complaints in March 2018, up 14 percent month-over-month. The rolling 24-month average for debt collection complaints was 7,236. BCFP mortgage complaints in March totaled 2,804, an 11 percent month-over-month increase. The rolling 24-month average for mortgage complaints was 3,444.States with the greatest complaint volume percentage increase from January 2017 – March 2017 to January 2018 – March 2018 were Mississippi (30 percent), Alaska (29 percent), and Louisiana (18 percent). The states showing the greatest decrease in complaint volume during those time periods were  South Dakota (-53 percent), North Dakota (-47 percent), and Maine (-41 percent).During that window of time, Florida had the greatest complaint volume percentage increase of the five most populated states, coming in at 11 percent. Pennsylvania showcased the biggest decrease at -9 percent.When it comes to the types of debt collection practices consumers complain about most, the BCFP reports that “attempts to collect a debt not owed” leads the pack at 39 percent. Seventeen percent of complaints involved issues about written notifications of debt, or not receiving such. “Communication tactics” also accounted for 17 percent of complaints, followed by “took of threatened to take negative or legal action” at 11 percent, “false statements or representation” at 10 percent, and “threatened to contact someone or share information improperly” at 6 percent.To read the full BCFP Complaint Snapshot, click here. Subscribe  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago BCFP CFPB Consumer Debt debt Debt Collection 2018-06-02 David Wharton The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago June 2, 2018 2,100 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Share Save Breaking Down Consumer Debt Collection Complaintscenter_img Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Journal, Market Studies, News Previous: Wells Fargo Grants Support Sustainable Housing for Veterans Next: Tech Hubs Attract Employee Migration Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Tagged with: BCFP CFPB Consumer Debt debt Debt Collection Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

Senior Designation: Gauhati High Court Invites Views From Bar On 58 Applicants By April 15

first_imgNews UpdatesSenior Designation: Gauhati High Court Invites Views From Bar On 58 Applicants By April 15 LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK3 April 2021 4:21 AMShare This – xThe Gauhati High Court has invited suggestions/opinions from the Bar on 58 applicant Advocates as a part of the process of designating them as Senior Advocates. Rule 6 (3) of the Gauhati High Court (Designation of Senior Advocates) Rules, 2018 provide the applications received for senior designation have to be published in the official website of the Gauhati High…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Gauhati High Court has invited suggestions/opinions from the Bar on 58 applicant Advocates as a part of the process of designating them as Senior Advocates. Rule 6 (3) of the Gauhati High Court (Designation of Senior Advocates) Rules, 2018 provide the applications received for senior designation have to be published in the official website of the Gauhati High Court inviting suggestions/views of other stakeholders to the proposed designation. Towards this end, the Permanent Committee of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh for Designation of Senior Advocates has granted 15 days’ time to all the stakeholders to submit their views/ suggestions. Thus, the views/suggestions may be submitted to the Secretariat by 15th April, 2021, either through e-mail (at [email protected]) or in the office of the Chief Justice Secretariat, Gauhati High Court, Guwahati-781001. [Note: A list of applicant-Advocates and link to their particulars is attached in the notification annexed below] Click Here To Download Notification Read NotificationNext Storylast_img read more