Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgZambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (ZANACO.zm)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileZambia National Commercial Bank, commonly known as Zanaco, listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange, serves retail customers, large corporations, agri-business and public sector clients. The bank has evolved into a leading financial institution in Zambia. With the aid of Arise B.V., a leading African Investment Company, Zanaco benefits from technical assistance, international networks and best practices in various areas of banking.last_img read more

Another journalist convicted, given eight years in prison

first_img June 4, 2021 Find out more May 16, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another journalist convicted, given eight years in prison News Receive email alerts June 8, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Azerbaijan News News AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders condemns the eight-year jail sentence that the journalist and human rights activist Parviz Hashimli received from a Baku court yesterday on a trumped-up charge of organizing the sale of Iranian weapons. He was convicted of “receiving” under article 206.3.2 of the penal code and illegal sale of arms under article 228.2.1.“After eight months of pre-trial detention, Hashimli’s conviction is a yet another example of how the authorities have fabricated charges in order to silence a critic,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.“Hashimli is the victim of arbitrary justice that denied him the right to present evidence of his innocence. We are outraged that a trial flouting every defence right could be held in Azerbaijan immediately after it assumed the rotating presidency of the Council of Europe’s committee of ministers. We urge the justice system to quash this conviction on appeal and to release Hashimli without delay.”A reporter for the newspaper Bizim Yol, editor of the Moderator.az news website and head of the Centre for the Defence of Citizens’ Civil and Political Rights, Hashimli was convicted together with another man, Tavakkul Gurbanov, who pleaded guilty to the same charge of organizing the sale of Iranian arms and who was sentenced to eight and a half years in prison.The prosecutor requested nine-year jail terms for both defendants. After the verdict was announced, Hashimli described the trial as highly political. During the trial, he reported being under pressure to implicate leading government opponents.Hashimli spent his first 20 days in solitary confinement following his arrest on 17 September 2013 at the national security ministry’s behest. He was not allowed to contact his lawyer or his family and said he was subjected to physical and psychological torture. The court rejected his repeated requests for examination of evidence that could have proved his innocence.Violations of human rights and freedom of information have reached alarming levels in Azerbaijan, where media pluralism is steadily disappearing. On 14 May, Azerbaijan assumed the presidency of the Council of Europe’s committee of ministers. It is currently the most repressive of the 47 members of the Council of Europe, which is supposed to ensure respect for human rights in Europe. At least 10 journalists are currently imprisoned in connection with their work in Azerbaijan. President Ilham Aliyev stops at nothing to silence all those who speak out against him.Two French journalists – reporter Laurent Richard and cameraman Emmanuel Bach of the Premières Lignes news agency – were arrested by around 15 security agents as they were about to leave Azerbaijan from Baku airport on 14 May, two days after an official visit by French President François Hollande.They had gone to Azerbaijan to follow the French delegation but stayed on for two more days to meet human rights activists and government opponents for the France 2 magazine programme “Cash Investigation.”The police searched their computers and hard disks and seized their notes and the memory cards on which they had recorded interviews and video of the people they had met. As the journalists refused to leave without their material, they were put on their departing flight by force.Premières Lignes editor Benoît Bringer told Reporters Without Borders: “We knew that Azerbaijan targets local journalists but now the regime no longer hesitates to target foreign journalists who are accredited members of the French president’s official delegation.”Bringer added: “We must talk about these acts of censorship. It is the only way to protect those in the country who are denouncing violations of human rights and democracy.” Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakhcenter_img to go further News “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia RSF_en RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Organisation Help by sharing this information April 9, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Hillsides Steps In to Help Former Foster Youth Weather the COVID-19 Crisis

first_img STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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. STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Things You Should Never Share With Other PeopleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWho Was The Hollywood ‘It Girl’ The Year You Were Born?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Community News Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 101 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Non-Profits News Hillsides Steps In to Help Former Foster Youth Weather the COVID-19 Crisis Hillsides received a PCF Phase Two COVID-19 Response Grant to provide food, groceries, and supplies for their transition-age youth clients who are aging out of foster care and/or probation. Youth Moving On supports these young people with mental health, case management, independent living, workforce development, and housing assistance. STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 2:46 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Pulse PollVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Hillsides staff member Dennys Valle shops for groceries for 18 transition-age youth quarantined at the Hillsides apartment complex.Headquartered in Pasadena, Hillsides serves children and youth experiencing emotional and behavioral challenges due to serious trauma, including many in foster care.Under normal circumstances, Hillsides’ transition-aged youth (ages 16-25) are already at great risk for homelessness, hunger, and mental/emotional health challenges. As they “age out” of the foster care system, these young people are left to navigate adulthood, including securing jobs and housing, without the support of family and often bearing the weight of a lifetime of trauma. As with so many other vulnerable populations, the COVID-19 crisis hit these young people in devastating ways.The Youth Moving On program operates a Peer Resource drop-in center for access to immediate assistance and long-term supportive services, as well as an apartment building dedicated to housing transition-age youth. As the pandemic spread, “Safer at Home” orders forced the closure of the Peer Resource Center, and 17 out of 18 residents in the Youth Moving On housing program lost their jobs.Hillsides’ immediate priority was to stabilize their young clients and ensure the safety of the youth housed in their apartment building. Peer housing liaison Dennys Valle lives in the apartment complex and quickly became a lifeline for the young adults as they sheltered in place. Hillsides provided rental assistance and grocery funds to all the building’s residents, and Dennys became a personal shopper and emotional support system for 18 youth. You can read more about Dennys’s remarkable work with Youth partner Moving On clients during the pandemic on the Hillsides website.As we move into the fourth month of COVID-19-related quarantine and economic crisis, Hillsides anticipates a greater need for its services due to child abuse and neglect during months of lockdown, as well as mental health support for children and caregivers. The Peer Resource Center re-opened with limited hours three weeks ago, and transition-age youth have resumed visiting the center for grocery gift cards and other supplies, as well as check-ins with Hillsides staff. In the first week, 14 youth visited the center. Last week, it was 24 youth.It is the dedication and flexibility of people like Dennys and his many coworkers at Hillsides that have helped the organization pivot and expand their services. Whether it is groceries, telehealth appointments, caseworker visits, or rent money, Hillsides is working hard to ensure that transition-age youth – who already face so many challenges – do not slip through the ever-growing cracks in our system during this pandemic. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Parade

first_img TAGS  Odessa Jaycees’ 70th Annual Independence Celebration Parade.jpg Odessa Jaycees has scheduled the 70th Annual Independence Celebration Parade from 10 a.m. to noon July 4. The parade route will start at Odessa College and travel south to Ninth Street down Andrews Highway/Grant Street. For information on how to be a part of the parade send us a message at tinyurl.com/y4t5kwdz. Facebook Local News By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 WhatsApp Pinterest Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Parade Twitter Previous article061419_Juneteenth_JF_01Next articleThe Rise of Digital Wallets and Mobile Payments Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Alternative Remedies For Operational Creditors In view Of Increase In Threshold For Filing CIRP

first_imgColumnsAlternative Remedies For Operational Creditors In view Of Increase In Threshold For Filing CIRP Akash Agarwal21 May 2020 5:31 AMShare This – xThe Union Finance Minister of India has on March 24, 2020 notified in the official gazette that the threshold for triggering insolvency proceedings under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (“Code”) stands increased with immediate effect from Rs.1,00,000/- to Rs.1,00,00,000/-. The reason for the increase of threshold is to prevent triggering of insolvency proceedings against…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 Union Finance Minister of India has on March 24, 2020 notified in the official gazette that the threshold for triggering insolvency proceedings under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (“Code”) stands increased with immediate effect from Rs.1,00,000/- to Rs.1,00,00,000/-. The reason for the increase of threshold is to prevent triggering of insolvency proceedings against the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (“MSME”) which are currently facing the heat of coronavirus pandemic. Union Ministry has increased the threshold limit to save a lot of businesses which are already facing a threat of default. This action will safeguard an economic meltdown by avoiding large scale insolvencies. It is pertinent to note that, before the increment in the threshold limit, the Operational Creditors significantly contributed in triggering insolvency proceedings under the Code. Appended is the table demonstrating the percentage of insolvency proceedings initated by the Operational Creditors and the Finanical Creditors.Credits: See at16 (identifying the Creditors triggering insolvency proceedings)  After the increment in the threshold limit, the Operational Creditors/Financial Creditors having claim less than 1,00,00,000/- will be estopped from triggering insolvency proceedings under the Code leaving the Creditors high and dry. Hence, such Creditors will now have to adopt remedies available under the MSME Act, file Summary Suits and/or Regular Suits for recovery of the outstanding payment by obtaining a money decree in alternate to the remedies under the Code. Moreover, amidst the financial distress faced by the enterprises due to Corona pandemic, the Government of India has proposed to introduce Section 10A under the Code, with the objective of suspending Section 7, Section 9 and Section 10 of the Code which deal with initiation of Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP). The suspension of these sections will bar the Financial Creditors, the Operational Creditors and a Corporate Applicant seeking initiation of CIRP for a period of six months, but not exceeding twelve months. However, in light of Section 230 of the Companies Act, 2013 as amended from time to time, mere suspension of Sections 7, 9, and 10 of the Code does not take away the alternate remedy available with the Companies Act, 2013. The remedy under Section 230 of the Companies Act, 2013 provides for a compromise, composition or an arrangement between the company and any class of its creditors and members which continues to exist. According to the Rules under the Code, even if a petition filed by the Operational Creditor is admitted against the Corporate Debtor, the Operational Creditor cannot participate in the Committee of Creditors. As a result, the right to vote over matters of CIRP is confined to the Financial Creditors of the Debtor. On contrary, in context with the Companies Act, 2013 as per scheme of arrangement or compromise provided under Section 230(1), the Tribunal may order a meeting of the creditors or class of creditors, or of the members or class of members, as the case may be, and such meeting to be conducted in a manner as directed by the Tribunal. Thus, ‘creditor’ and every class of creditor i.e. unsecured, secured, statutory creditors, comes under the purview of Section 230 of the Companies Act, 2013 to arrive at a compromise with the Debtor. To aid the industries to run their businesses, the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India announced a stimulus package of Rs.20 lakh crores out of which Rs.3 lakh crore will be given to enterprises as collateral-free automatic loan. It is anticipated that such a financial package will benefit around 45 lakh small businesses. The loan will have a tenure of 4 years alongwith a moratorium period of 12 months. In addition to increment of the threshold limit for triggering the insolvency proceedings under the Code, on May 13, 2020, in view to protect the industries, the Union Finance Ministry of India enlarged the definition of MSMEs by revising the investment limit on the machinery and the turnover. This revision will give enterprises a larger scope to stay protected from defaulting and avail the benefits of the stimulus package. Appended table demonstrates the existing and revised definitions of MSMEs.In a scenario, where the Operational Creditor wants to recover its money, the Operational Creditor can make a reference under the MSME Act, 2006. As per section 15 of the MSME Act, the Debtor must make payment before the agreed time. In case of absence of such agreement, the Debtor must pay within 45 days from receipt of the goods and services. On failure to make the payment, the Debtor is liable to pay compound interest at three times the bank lending rate notified by Reserve Bank of India as per section 16 of the MSME Act. If the Debtor does not honor the payment against the goods and services supplied by the Operational Creditor, as per the Section 18 of the MSME Act, a reference can be made to the Micro and Small Enterprise Facilitation Council (MSEFC) in the prescribed form and it shall be decided within 90 days from the date of making such a reference. Therefore, this makes the adjudication process under the MSEFC, a speedy remedy for recovery of outstanding payment. Now, one should be aware about the Adjudication procedure under the MSME Act: Once a matter is referred to the MSEFC, online intimation is given to both parties. A chance for mutual settlement through conciliation. On failure of conciliation process, the MSEFC determines if the matter is to be continued as a case or to be rejected. If accepted as a case, it is referred to arbitration. MSEFC gives a final and binding award. The award is to be communicated to Interim Resolution Professional and Hon’ble National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) during insolvency procedure, wherein the award holder is treated as a secured debtor. It is interesting that the award can also be made against foreign buyer, which is binding and enforceable. The execution of the award is as per provisions of Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996. As per Section 19 of MSME Act, the MSME Act provides stringent measures against the defaulter where the defaulter cannot appeal against the award unless the appellant deposits at least 75% of the award before filing an appeal. As per Section 28 of the MSME Act, the offences of the defaulter shall be tried by the Metropolitan Magistrate or Magistrate of First Class or courts of higher hierarchy. Therefore, because of stringent measures under the MSME Act, there are several benefits under the MSME Act which provides faster and most affordable process for the MSME-vendors. Operational Creditors are the most beneficial as MSME-vendors. One can file cases through online portal – MSME SAMADHAAN. The total amount due along with interest accrued during the period can be obtained without limiting to the Resolution plan and liquidation amount which cannot be availed under the Code. MSME can check the status through online portal. Moreover, under section 23 of the MSME Act, any interest paid by the defaulter to the applicant is not computed as income and is allowed as deduction. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Former Law Minister (Sr Adv) Ashwani Kumar Writes To CJI To Take Suo Moto Action Against Reported Incidents Of Manhandling Of Covid Patients/ Dead Bodies [Read Letter]

first_imgTop StoriesFormer Law Minister (Sr Adv) Ashwani Kumar Writes To CJI To Take Suo Moto Action Against Reported Incidents Of Manhandling Of Covid Patients/ Dead Bodies [Read Letter] Akshita Saxena10 Jun 2020 2:52 AMShare This – xSenior Advocate Dr. Ashwani Kumar has addressed a letter to CJI SA Bobde highlighting the grave infraction of the citizen’s right to die with dignity amid the Covid-19 pandemic. He has asked the CJI to take suo moto notice of various reported incidents, whereby persons suffering from Covid19 infection are being ill-treated and their dead bodies are being manhandled. He has drawn…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?LoginSenior Advocate Dr. Ashwani Kumar has addressed a letter to CJI SA Bobde highlighting the grave infraction of the citizen’s right to die with dignity amid the Covid-19 pandemic. He has asked the CJI to take suo moto notice of various reported incidents, whereby persons suffering from Covid19 infection are being ill-treated and their dead bodies are being manhandled. He has drawn the attention of the CJI towards a tragic indecent in Madhya Pradesh where an elderly man suffering from Covid was tied to a bed, after he allegedly failed to make payment of fees for his treatment. Similarly in the Union Territory of Puducherry, he pointed out, a vide had surfaced whereby government workers could be seen throwing the body of a COVID-19 positive man into a pit. “The tragic and condemnable sight of a Covid-19 patient being chained to a bed in a hospital in Madhya Pradesh and another sight in Puducherry of a dead body being thrown in a pit for burial, has shocked the conscience of the Republic committed to human dignity under the Constitution, which recognizes dignity as a core constitutional value at the pinnacle in the hierarchy of non-negotiable constitutional rights,” the letter states. Dr. Kumar has also raised concern over the reported piling up of bodies in hospitals and mortuaries, non-availability of cremation/ burial grounds and reported non-functioning of electric crematoriums constitute disheartening and an unacceptable violation of Right to Die with Dignity. He has emphasized that as upheld by the Madras High Court recently in a Suo-Motu PIL and Bombay High Court in Pradeep Gandhy v. State of Maharashtra, Right to die with dignity embracing right to decent burial or cremation, is a fundamental right under Article 21 of the Constitution. He has stated that even the Supreme Court has on multiple occasions recognized the “right to die with dignity” as a fundamental right and has asserted that the Court has the “duty and the power” to ensure that the law declared by it is actually enforced. “It is requested that the Court takes suo-motu notice of the matter. In view of the shocking infraction of the fundamental right to dignity…Your Lordships are respectfully requested, to issue such orders, writs or other directions as will effectuate the citizens’ right to die with dignity,” the letter reads. The Delhi HC had recently taken suo moto cognizance of a newspaper report which highlighted the sad state of affairs in which the bodies of those who have died of COVID19 were being handled by the mortuary as well as crematoriums. The Court has asked the Delhi Government to file a status report highlighting the degree of compliance with its own guidelines on proper disposal of bodies of COVID19 patients.Taking cognizance of reports on how the burial of a doctor, who succumbed to a heart attack, after contracting COVID infection, invited mass opposition, creating a law and order situation, the Madras High Court had issued notice to the state on the issue of the right to burial being guaranteed under Article 21.The Bombay HC has also in a recent order made extensive observations with regard to right to have a decent burial, after the burial ceremony of a Covid affected Doctor was disrupted.”In the considered opinion of the Court the scope and ambit of Article 21 includes, right to have a decent burial. It prima facie appears that as a consequence of above said alleged acts, a person who practiced a noble profession as a doctor and breathed his last, has been deprived of his right, to have a burial, in a cemetery earmarked for that purpose and that apart, on account of law and order and public order problem created, the officials who have performed their duties, appeared have sustained grievous injuries,” the order stated.Click Here To Download Letter Read Letter Next Storylast_img read more

Proposal to rent nursing home residents’ houses is criticised

first_img Facebook By News Highland – August 21, 2017 Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Meanwhile, a Donegal councillor has expressed concern at a proposal that older people in nursing homes be encouraged to rent out their homes in a bid to tackle the housing crisis.Cllr Ian Mc Garvey says the way the issue was raised last week was unfair, and upset many people………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/ìanmc1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleLYIT President says reaction to CAO offers has been mainly positiveNext articleFour people awaiting admission at LUH News Highland A landlord is to pay 42,000 euro to three tenants after being found to have discriminated against them by not offering them access to housing assistance.In a judgment, the Workplace Relations Commission said it was difficult to understand the landlord’s attitude towards the model tenants.The three will now receive around 14 thousand euro each in compensation. Facebook Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Proposal to rent nursing home residents’ houses is criticised News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Days after he was beaten by Georgia sheriff’s deputy, Roderick Walker remains in jail

first_imgiStock/M_MUC1968BY: BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(ATLANTA) — Nearly a week after being pinned to the ground by two white members of a Georgia sheriff’s department and beaten by one of them, a 26-year-old Black man remained in jail on Wednesday while his lawyers say the fired deputy who allegedly assaulted him is the one who should be locked up.Roderick Walker is being held at the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta on outstanding warrants following his arrest on Friday by two Clayton County Sheriff’s deputies, including one who was immediately terminated for excessive use of force after witness cellphone video of the brutal beating was posted on social media and went viral.The video shows Walker being held on the ground as one of the deputies repeatedly punched him in the face and body. Walker, who was a passenger in a car that was pulled over for allegedly having a broken tail light, was ordered out of the vehicle and arrested when he questioned why the deputies asked for his identification, his lawyers said.“The reason he is in jail is because of the stop in Clayton County that led to him being brutally assaulted by the officer,” Walker’s attorney, Torris Butterfield, told ABC News on Wednesday. “Although there may have been a warrant outstanding for him, he wasn’t arrested for any kind of warrant.”Butterfield said he has filed an emergency motion, asking Judge Jane Barwick of the Fulton County Superior Court for a bond hearing, saying he believes Walker suffered a mild traumatic brain injury when he was knocked unconscious during the arrest and needs medical attention that jail officials cannot provide.Walker is currently not scheduled to appear in court until Sept. 29.“We have medical experts waiting to see him as soon as we can get him out,” Butterfield said.Shean Williams, another attorney representing Walker, said he is calling for the now-fired deputy to be identified and charged with criminal assault.Walker was initially booked at the Clayton County Jail on suspicion of two felony counts of obstructing officers and two counts of misdemeanor battery.Butterfield told ABC News that the sheriff’s department has not made public a report of the arrest and that officials have yet to grant his request to see the warrants against Walker.“We want the facts,” Butterfield said. “There’s no good reason why we don’t have this officer’s name yet if he’s been terminated and he’s a public employee. There’s a lack of transparency.”After viewing the video of Walker’s arrest, Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill said he immediately called in his agency’s entire internal affairs unit to investigate. On Sunday, Hill released a statement announcing that the deputy seen in the video repeatedly hitting Waker was terminated for excessive use of force and that a criminal investigation of the incident was turned over to the Clayton County District Attorney’s Office.Hill said he got a $25,000 signature bond expedited for Walker, but added that Walker remains in jail because there was a felony probation warrant for him out of Fulton County for cruelty to children and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. There was also a warrant on Walker from Hapeville, Georgia, for failing to appear at a court hearing on an undisclosed charge, officials said.“Mr. Walker’s legal counsel will have to resolve these issues to secure his release,” Hill said in his statement.The sheriff said Walker received medical treatment, including X-rays that detected no fractures to his head, before he was transferred to the Fulton County Jail.Williams, of The Cochran Firm in Atlanta, called the outstanding warrants found against Walker a “weak attempt to deflect from his (Hill’s) lack of leadership” and an endeavor to distract attention away from the beating Walker endured.“Mr. Walker would not be in jail if it were not for this unlawful arrest that violated his legal and constitutional rights,” Williams said during a news conference with Walker’s mother outside the Clayton County Jail on Saturday.Butterfield said he and Williams have asked Clayton County District Attorney Tasha Mosley to drop the “frivolous” charges against Walker and seek an indictment against the deputy who beat the father of four.During a news conference on Tuesday, Mosley read from a prepared statement, saying, “My office is collecting any and all pertinent information” about what transpired during Walker’s arrest.She declined to comment on details of the ongoing investigation, citing Georgia rules of professional conduct for prosecutors.“As with any investigation, we encourage anyone who witnessed anything to contact my office,” Mosley said. “We will not rush to judgment. Rather, we will be fair and thorough. That is what I have been entrusted to do for the citizens of Clayton County.”The incident unfolded about 7 p.m. on Friday in front of a Georgia Department of Public Health building near the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Williams said Walker, his girlfriend, Janita Davis, her 5-year-old son and their 4-month-old child were getting a ride to a hotel they were staying after dropping off a rental car.The driver was pulled over by Clayton County Sheriff’s deputies in an unmarked car for having a busted tail light, Williams said. During the stop, a sheriff’s deputy asked Walker, who was a passenger in the vehicle, for his identification, according to Williams.Walker informed the deputies that he did not have ID on him and that he didn’t need any since he was not driving, Williams said. He said the deputies allegedly didn’t like Walker’s reply and ordered him out of the vehicle.Williams said Walker complied with the deputies’ orders, but the incident quickly escalated.Cellphone videos of the incident taken by a witness and by Davis show two Clayton County Sheriff’s deputies on top of Walker trying to handcuff him. One of the officers is seen punching Walker in the face and body and yelling, “He bit me.”Walker can be heard saying, “I can’t breathe” and Davis screaming at the officers, “Don’t kill him.”Walker’s face appeared to be bloody and his body seemed to go listless as the deputies, with the help of a third colleague, handcuffed him. Walker was conscious as the deputies stood him up and placed him in a patrol car.Williams said the ride-share driver of the vehicle Walker was riding in was not charged in the incident.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Comment on Agency recruitment is not dying. It’s growing! by Scott Small

first_img Brilliant, up to date, hard hitting, cheeky, factually based assessment Greg. Much more than I regularly hear from the “disruptors” whom I believe have much more vested self interest in their “disruption” than presenting the real facts. Agree totally with Peter Glesson’s comments regarding our industry’s demise and ability to adapt. Keep up the good work Greg.Read full article Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Comment on Agency recruitment is not dying. It’s growing! by Scott SmallShared from missc on 14 Apr 2015 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Judge says landlords have no constitutional right to “unregulated market”

first_img Share via Shortlink The landlords who participated in the suit, who manage both rent-stabilized and market-rate apartments in Manhattan and the Bronx, claim they have seen financial losses due to the rent law, which has made it more difficult to convert apartments to market rate. They also allege that the new law is unconstitutional because it does not allow them to manage their apartments as they see fit.The new law applies to rent-stabilized New York City apartments, and among other changes, made it more difficult for landlords to take those units out of rent regulation.But the judge dismissed the landlords’ claims as moot, stating that they have no “constitutional right to an unregulated market.”It’s the fifth lawsuit brought by landlords since the new rent law was signed into law two years ago.[Daily News] — Keith Larsen Tags Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinkcenter_img A Manhattan judge dismissed a lawsuit from five New York City landlords to overturn the rent reforms. (Getty)A Manhattan judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by five New York City landlords challenging the constitutionality of the 2019 rent law.Judge Edgardo Ramos of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled against the landlords, who sought to overturn the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act, according to the New York Daily News.The ruling adds to a number of decisions upholding the controversial rent reforms, which passed in the state legislature and were signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2019.In his decision, Ramos said the landlords “knowingly entered a highly regulated industry,” according to the report.Read moreLawsuit challenges New York eviction bans constitutionSenate assembly hit real estate industry in budget proposalsSupreme Court shift could favor rent law challenges Andrew CuomoPoliticsReal Estate Lawsuitsrent regulationlast_img read more