Metal Fabricators of Zambia Plc. (ZAMEFA.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Metal Fabricators of Zambia Plc. (ZAMEFA.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Metal Fabricators of Zambia Plc. (ZAMEFA.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Metal Fabricators of Zambia Plc. (ZAMEFA.zm) 2018 annual report.Company ProfileMetal Fabricators of Zambia Plc (ZAMEFA) manufactures and markets copper rods and copper and aluminium electrical conductors in Zambia and for international export. ZAMEFA partners with CBI-Electrical Cable Group, CBI-Electrical Power Installations, CBI-Electrical African Cables and Tank Industries to sell its range of low- and medium-voltage power cables, general insulated wires, aluminium overhead conductors and copper conform products. The company also manufactures and markets telecommunication cables; this division operates as a subsidiary of Phelps Dodge Africa Cable Corporation. ZAMEFA is a subsidiary of Reunert Limited; a South African company that is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reunert International Investments (Mauritius) Limited. The holding company has extensive interests in the fields of electrical engineering, information and communications technology, and applied electronics. Metal Fabricators of Zambia Plc is listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange
Cutix Plc (CUTIX.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Cutix Plc (CUTIX.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cutix Plc (CUTIX.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cutix Plc (CUTIX.ng) 2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileCutix Plc is a manufacturing company in Nigeria producing and selling a range of electrical wires, cables and switchgear assemblies. The company produces bare copper conductors, bare stranded copper conductors, insulated copper conductors, PVC insulated copper cables, PVC insulated single/double sheathed-core aluminium cables and PVC insulated and sheathed flat twin/three-core copper cables. Cutix Plc also produces aluminium twist cables and conductors to connect homes to low tension lines; used to connect power from high tension wire for street lighting; used in high tension cables for high voltage power transmissions; or used in overhead power transmission. The company also produces a range of flexible cables for household electrical appliances and wiring of fixtures and appliances; automotive cables for motor vehicles; and insulated and sheathed armored cables for underground installations at industrial plants, substations and power utility distribution schemes. The company’s head office is in Newi, Nigeria. Cutix Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
The Georgian squad visit Criffel Range in Waikato – North IslandThe Rugby World Cup 2011 official YouTube channel will be releasing daily videos to give you the chance to be part of the experience no matter where you are in the world. It allows you to follow the progress of the tournament, plus look at other things to do while in New Zealand. WANAKA, NEW ZEALAND – SEPTEMBER 8: In this handout image provided by Lake Wanaka Tourism, the Georgian rugby team pose for a group photo during a Georgia IRB RWC 2011 visit to Criffel Range on September 8, 2011 in Wanaka, New Zealand. (Photo by Camilla Staddart/Lake Wanaka Tourism via Getty Images) 12 September | 11 September | 10 September | 9 September | 8 September | 7 September Today’s daily previews Scotland’s match against Georgia with a closer look at the Georgian team ahead of their first RWC 2011 appearance. We also catch up with Namibia as they prepare to take on Samoa. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
EU funding guide published Howard Lake | 22 January 2007 | News 34 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding Ireland WelcomEurope has published a comprehensive guide on European funding. The volume — 2007 EU Comprehensive Funding Guide –is aimed at all organizations wishing to have a detailed and complete view on all European public funding opportunities.The guide is gathered from more than 450 updated EU funding opportunities from all major European institutions, including the European Commission, the Council of Europe, the EBRD and the European Investment Bank.Each fund is analysed and synthesised defining the types of project that can be funded and how much you can expect to receive, as well as how to present your application. It goes further into the particulars of European funding — who the person in charge is, when you have to present your application and what the funding process is.A separate section is dedicated to Project methodology, which gives answers to essentials such as how to formalize a project, how to work in partnerships and how to select the proper financing. The guide is priced at €189.90.www.welcomeurope.com 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.
Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics Howard Lake | 14 April 2007 | News Bebo delivers visitors for WalkEARS’ Red Nose Day campaign 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. 18 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The walkears.com website jumped 4,892 positions in Hitwise UK’s rankings in a month, from 5,421st in the week ending 3 February to 529th in the week ending 10 March.In the four weeks leading up to Red Nose Day the walkEARS website’s visits increased six-fold. In the same period visits to the Red Nose Day website increased three-fold.In the same period the share of UK Internet searches for “walkears” rose seven-fold, while the share of UK Internet searches for “red nose day” rose nearly three-fold. Walkers Crips’ walkEARS website, supporting Comic Relief, derived considerable traffic from its presence on social networking site Bebo.According to Hitwise UK, Bebo was the third largest source of visits from UK Internet users to the Walkears website in the week before Red Nose Day on 16 March. It accounted for 7.42% of the site’s visits. Bebo’s home page included a sponsored link which promoted a “Big Bebo Takeover” contest encouraging Bebo users to design a Red Nose Day themed home page. Hitwise UK described this as “a great example of harnessing the creativity and energy of an online community, with recognition within the community as the reward.” Advertisement 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Community Fundraising: The Effective Use of Volunteer Networks (Fundraising) 20 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 October 2007 | News
Student protest in Mexico, 1968.Labor organizing has been explosive in the U.S. in 2018. Much of the militancy and organized rank-and-file opposition to ever-increasing austerity have come from education workers — public school teachers in West Virginia, Kentucky, Oklahoma and #RedForEd Colorado; school bus drivers in California, New York and Georgia; striking workers throughout the University of California system; graduate students on strike at Columbia University; and worker-student solidarity at the occupied New School cafeteria. At the same time, teachers and students in Puerto Rico have been battling in the streets against U.S. economic colonization of public education on their island.Such developments are particularly significant because labor organizing has been so consistently attacked through legislation and widespread demonization of unions. Organized labor has also been internally undermined due to divisions that have historically enabled racism, sexism, gender-baiting, scapegoating and pitting of groups against one another by the ruling class. The massive wave of unrest and revolt in education does not come out of nowhere. Workers are responding to neoliberal policies and practices that stuff the pockets of the wealthy while attacking both workers and students with cutbacks in wages and programs for the common good. This is misery for the masses and opulence for the ruling elite. Corporate media language implies cutbacks are a shared burden of increased austerity and privatization. But this is simply not true. Public education budgets remain constricted below 2008 levels. Teachers and other education workers are some of the lowest paid workers in the U.S. High tuition makes education an increasingly inaccessible realm for working-class college students. At the same time, military spending increases and tax cuts are put in place to benefit the wealthy. The struggle of education workers arises from necessity — as it does for all working and oppressed people — in the face of stagnant wages and relentless attacks on benefits and the right to organize. Meanwhile, students are not limiting themselves to their own immediate interests. In New York City, students at the New School occupied the university cafeteria in solidarity with workers threatened with job loss. Expressing unity and mutual recognition for human dignity, the students marched on May 1, chanting, “All of us or none of us.” The students embodied the power that stems from awareness that they cannot fully liberate themselves while others are held in bondage. This is what Marx and Engels had in mind when they proclaimed that “the free development of each is the condition for the free development of all.” In 1968 a similar fervor gripped students in universities around the world. From the strike to demand an Ethnic Studies program at San Francisco State University to the upsurge of May-June in France, students were central to a revolutionary shift in consciousness. These and other student rebellions were grounded in both immediate conditions and the international student revolt against imperialism and oppression.On Feb. 8, 1968, at South Carolina State University, a group of 200 Black students and community members protesting segregation were fired on by the state’s Highway Patrol. The state’s killing of three people and injuring of 27 at this historically Black college (HBCU) became known as the Orangeburg Massacre. On Oct. 2 in Mexico City, the repressive Díaz Ordaz regime carried out a horrendous assault on student demonstrations, the Tlatelolco Massacre, with conservative estimates of the death toll in the hundreds. Two years later came state murders of students at Jackson State University in Mississippi, also an HBCU, and Kent State University in Ohio.These massacres highlight the ruling classes’ extreme fear of both organized revolt and the uncompromising resolve of students to participate in creating a better world. The violently repressive nature of capitalism makes both unity and selfless commitment necessary. Today’s struggles are taking place at some of the same crossroads as 50 years ago. The question remains whether education will continue to reinforce the relations of power or instead be transformed into a means of liberation. The victory of the people, as was the case in 1968, requires that we overcome the divisions that facilitate exploitation. The recent battles to defend public schools and universities are perhaps most inspiring because they bridge divisions between intellectual and physical labor, as well as between students and workers. The collective resolve of the education workers, students, parents and communities is a testament to the potential power of the working class. The question remains whether workers in more industries and locations will follow their lead and help impel labor organizing to come back stronger and with a better understanding and commitment to solidarity forged through mutual struggle. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
An armed man opened fire on Hazım Özsu, the presenter of a programme on Radio Rahmet FM, outside his home in the northwestern city of Bursa on the evening of 9 March and then fled. The 46-year-old journalist was rushed to a hospital with a gunshot wound to the throat and died of the injury a few hours later. March 18, 2021 Turkish radio host gunned down by listener who didn’t like his comments News Help by sharing this information TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Covid19DisappearancesImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence After a Turkish radio show host was gunned down by one of his listeners who didn’t like his comments “related to sacred values,” Reporters Without Borders (RSF) deplores how intolerance towards journalists has been made normal in Turkey and calls on the judicial system to protect them. Organisation April 28, 2021 Find out more Nalçaci, who has a previous conviction for “causing injuries with a firearm,” was jailed on 16 March on a charge of premeditated homicide. During his first interrogation by the police, Nalçaci said he shot Özsu because he didn’t like “certain expressions related to sacred values during the Covid-19 period” that Özsu used on his programmes. “I called the radio station in the past to warn them,” he said, “but they didn’t take me seriously and repeated these mistakes.” Follow the news on Turkey to go further Receive email alerts The most recent previous murder was in December 2009, when Cihan Hayirsevener, the news director of the local television channel Marmara TV and publisher of the newspaper Güney Maramara Yasam (Southern Marmara Life), was shot three times as he walked down a street in the city of Bandırma. The perpetrators and instigators of his murder received long jail sentences. The police arrested the presumed killer, Halil Nalçaci, at his home in Bursa six days later, after identifying him by examining more than 300 surveillance camera recordings, especially from the neighbourhood where Özsu lived with his mother. April 2, 2021 Find out more Turkey is ranked 154th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020World Press Freedom Index. News Source: Twitter He went to Özsu’s home because he became “furious,” he said. “When I arrived at his home, I said to the person who opened the door that I was a friend and wanted to see him. When he came down, I said, ‘Now I’m going to shut you up.’ I pointed my gun and shot him in the throat. I meant to aim at his leg, but the shot hit him there. I’m sorry.” Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Covid19DisappearancesImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence According to RSF’s partner in Turkey, the Bianet website, at total of 139 journalists have been the targets of physical attacks in Turkey in the past five years. News RSF_en Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor News April 2, 2021 Find out more Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit
Print Email Pictured at Shannon Airport are (L-R): Mary Considine, CEO Shannon Group and Ray Mills, CEO Gainjet Ireland. Pic Arthur Ellis. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Advertisement Facebook Previous articleTom Savage: Pressure is on Andy Farrell and Ireland after opening round lossNext articleMayor welcomes Minister’s green light for Coonagh to Knockalisheen Road Sarah Carrhttp://www.limerickpost.ie LimerickNewsNorth America’s largest Air Ambulance service partners with Shannon company to establish European base at Shannon AirportBy Sarah Carr – February 11, 2021 290 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads NO REPRO FEES100221North America’s largest Air Ambulance service partners with Shannon company to establish European base at Shannon AirportCompany hope to build from one Shannon base aircraft to three by the end of ‘21Wednesday 10th February 2021: There was good news at Shannon Airport today with the launch of Ireland’s first fixed wing air ambulance service. North America’s largest air ambulance operator, REVA, has partnered with Shannon based executive jet company, Gainjet Ireland, to establish a European hub at Shannon Airport. The new venture is providing employment for nine staff a mix of air crew and medical personnel.The service, a first for Ireland, will use a twin-jet Hawker 800XP, a fix wing aircraft, enabling it to fly further distances than existing air ambulance services in Ireland which use helicopters. The aircraft can fly to locations throughout Europe from its Shannon base. In addition, the Shannon base will speed up transatlantic operations between the Americas and Europe offering a quicker patient transport time.The Hawker 800XP has been specially medically configured for the service and offers a spacious stand-up cabin, and room to accommodate up to three or four family members. The Shannon base will provide the company a foothold in a part of the world with fewer air-ambulance and medical transport service options, with plans for the aircraft to operate in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.Pictured at Shannon Airport L-R Ray Mills, CEO Gainjet Ireland, Suzanne O’Neill, Critical Care Flight Nurse from Newtown Nenagh Co Tipperary and Mary Considine, CEO Shannon Group.Pic Arthur Ellis.THERE was good news at Shannon Airport on Wednesday the 10th of February with the launch of Ireland’s first fixed wing air ambulance service. North America’s largest air ambulance operator, REVA, has partnered with Shannon based executive jet company, Gainjet Ireland, to establish a European hub at Shannon Airport. The new venture is providing employment for nine staff a mix of air crew and medical personnel.The service, a first for Ireland, will use a twin-jet Hawker 800XP, a fix wing aircraft, enabling it to fly further distances than existing air ambulance services in Ireland which use helicopters. The aircraft can fly to locations throughout Europe from its Shannon base. In addition, the Shannon base will speed up transatlantic operations between the Americas and Europe offering a quicker patient transport time.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Hawker 800XP has been specially medically configured for the service and offers a spacious stand-up cabin, and room to accommodate up to three or four family members. The Shannon base will provide the company a foothold in a part of the world with fewer air-ambulance and medical transport service options, with plans for the aircraft to operate in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.Speaking about his ambition for the business, Ray Mills, CEO, Gainjet Ireland, an air charter company founded in 2016, employing 21 ground staff and 35 aircrew at its Shannon Airport base, said: “The partnership we have formed with REVA is the first service of its kind in Ireland. I believe there is huge potential from this service and am hopeful that we will grow rapidly from our one based aircraft to three Shannon based aircraft by the end of this year.”Congratulating Gainjet Ireland and REVA on their new venture, Mary Considine, CEO, Shannon Group said: “It is a vote of confidence in the airport that North America’s largest air ambulance service chose to invest at our airport and provide an invaluable service for people when they are most vulnerable and need support. It is a tribute to Gainjet Ireland for securing the partnership with REVA and our congratulations to Ray Mills and his team at Gainjet, and the IDA who supported the company.”The new service is staffed by a full-time Ireland-based crew led by Dr Aidan Murphy, a leader in pre-hospital medicine. The Shannon based plane has completed its first transfer today, bringing a patient from the Maldives to Shannon and onward to New York via a second REVA aircraft. For all enquiries about the service please contact +35361704754 or e-mail [email protected] at Shannon Airport are (L-R): Ray Mills, CEO Gainjet Ireland, Suzanne O’Neill, Critical Care Flight Nurse from Newtown Nenagh Co Tipperary and Mary Considine, CEO Shannon Group. Pic Arthur Ellis. WhatsApp Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin
Facebook ‘THIS IS ME’: Rioters flaunt involvement in Capitol siege Twitter WASHINGTON (AP) — These suspects weren’t exactly in hiding. “THIS IS ME,” one man posted on Instagram with a hand emoji pointing to himself in a picture of the violent mob descending on the U.S. Capitol. “Sooo we’ve stormed Capitol Hill lol,” one woman texted someone while inside the building. “I just wanted to incriminate myself a little lol,” another wrote on Facebook about a selfie he took inside during the Jan. 6 riot. In dozens of cases, supporters of President Donald Trump downright flaunted their activity on social media on the day of the deadly insurrection. Some, apparently realizing they were in trouble with the law, deleted their accounts only to discover their friends and family members had already taken screenshots of their selfies, videos and comments and sent them to the FBI. Their total lack of concern over getting caught and their friends’ willingness to turn them in has helped authorities charge about 150 people as of Monday with federal crimes. But even with the help from the rioters themselves, investigators must still work rigorously to link the images to the vandalism and suspects to the acts on Jan. 6 in order to prove their case in court. And because so few were arrested at the scene, the FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service have been forced to send agents to track suspects down. “Some of you have recognized that this was such an egregious incident that you’ve turned in your own friends and family members,” Steven D’Antuono, the assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Washington office, said of the tipsters Tuesday. “We know that those decisions are often painful, but you picked up the phone because it’s the right thing to do.” In the last few weeks, the FBI has received more than 200,000 photos and video tips related to the riot. Investigators have put up billboards in several states with photos of wanted rioters. Working on tips from co-workers, acquaintances and friends, agents have tracked down driver’s license photos to match their faces with those captured on camera in the building. In some cases, authorities got records from Facebook or Twitter to connect their social media accounts to their email addresses or phone numbers. In others, agents used records from license plate readers to confirm their travels. More than 800 are believed to have made their way into the Capitol, although it’s likely not everyone will be tracked down and charged with a crime. Federal prosecutors are focusing on the most critical cases and the most egregious examples of wrongdoing. And they must weigh manpower, cost and evidence when charging rioters. A special group of prosecutors is examining whether to bring sedition charges against the rioters, which carry up to 20 years in prison. One trio was charged with conspiracy; most have been charged with crimes like unlawful entry and disorderly conduct. Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin said prosecutors were “closely looking at evidence related to the sedition charges” and he believed “the results will bear fruit very soon.” Many rioters posted selfies inside the Capitol to their social media accounts, gave interviews to news outlets describing their experience and readily admitted when questioned by federal investigators that they were there. One man created a Facebook album titled “Who’s House? OUR HOUSE” filled with photos of himself and others on Capitol grounds, officials said. “They might have thought, like so many people that work with Trump, that if the president tells me to do it, it’s not breaking the law,” said Michael Gerhardt, an expert on impeachment and professor at the University of North Carolina School of Law. Others made blunders, like a Houston police officer, who denied he went into the Capitol, then agreed to let agents look at the pictures on his phone. Inside his deleted photos folder were pictures and videos, including selfies he took inside the building, authorities said. Another man was wearing a court-ordered GPS monitor after a burglary conviction that tracked his every movement inside the building. A retired firefighter from Long Island, New York, texted a video of himself in the Capitol rotunda to his girlfriend’s brother, saying he was “at the tip of the spear,” officials said. The brother happened to be a federal agent with the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service, who turned the video over to the FBI. A lawyer for the man, Thomas Fee, said that he “was not part of any attempt to take over the U.S. Capitol” and that “the allegation is that he merely walked through an open door into the Capitol — nothing more.” Another man who was inside the Capitol was willing to rat out another rioter who stole House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s lectern and emailed the video to an FBI agent, even signing his own name to it. “Hello Nice FBI Lady,” he wrote, “Here are the links to the videos. Looks like Podium Guy is in one of them, less the podium. Let me know if you need anything else.” In another case, a man was on a flight leaving D.C. two days after the riot when he kept shouting “Trump 2020!” and was kicked off. An airport police officer saw the man get off the plane and the man was booked on another flight. Forty-five minutes later, the officer was watching a video on Instagram and recognized the man in a group of rioters. The man, who was wearing the same shirt as the day he stormed the Capitol, was arrested at the airport, authorities said. Even defense attorneys have acknowledged that the evidence poses a problem for them. “I’m not a magician,” said an attorney for the man seen in a photo carrying Pelosi’s lectern. “We’ve got a photograph of our client in what appears to be inside a federal building or inside the Capitol with government property.” Police at the Capitol planned only for a free-speech demonstration and were overwhelmed by the mob that broke through and roamed the halls of the Capitol for hours as lawmakers were sent into hiding. Five people died in the melee, including a Capitol police officer who was struck in the head with a fire extinguisher. Trump was impeached after the riot on a charge of “inciting violence against the government of the United States.” Opening arguments will begin the week of Feb. 8. He is the first president to be twice impeached and the first to face a trial after leaving office. Unlike criminal cases, impeachment trials do not have specific evidence rules so anything said and done that day can be used. And several of the people charged have said in interviews with reporters or federal agents that they were simply listening to the president when they marched to the Capitol. ——— Richer reported from Boston. Twitter Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – January 26, 2021 Pinterest Local NewsUS News WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest TAGS Previous articleAMCI Acquisition Corp. Reminds Stockholders of Special Meeting Date of February 2, 2021Next articleNew Senior Announces Tax Treatment of 2020 Dividends Digital AIM Web Support
News UpdatesUppur Thermal Power Plant: NGT Directs Environmental Clearance To Be Kept In Abeyance Till Fresh Appraisal Is Conducted Srishti Ojha17 March 2021 8:42 AMShare This – xThe National Green Tribunal has directed the that the Environmental Clearance (EC) granted to Uppur Thermal power plant is liable to be kept in abeyance till fresh appraisal is conducted by the government. The Tribunal has directed suspension of work till a revised Environmental Clearance is received A Bench of the Tribunal headed by Justice K. Ramakrishnan has directed the Ministry…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 National Green Tribunal has directed the that the Environmental Clearance (EC) granted to Uppur Thermal power plant is liable to be kept in abeyance till fresh appraisal is conducted by the government. The Tribunal has directed suspension of work till a revised Environmental Clearance is received A Bench of the Tribunal headed by Justice K. Ramakrishnan has directed the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change to conduct a fresh appraisal which will be reappraised by the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) The directions have been issued in plea challenging the Environment clearance granted to the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO) by the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change for establishment of Uppur Supercritical Thermal Power Plant. The Tribunal has directed a fresh coal analysis to be conducted in respect of specific coal to be used in the project, in respect of radio activity and the possible ash content and other relevant aspects as has observed by the Principal Bench case of Krishi Vigyan Arogya Sanstha & Ors. Vs. The Ministry of Environment & Forests, and get a fresh Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report from the competent accredited agency. The Tribunal has asked the Expert Appraisal Committee to inspect and see if the land available with the project proponent is sufficient to meet the conditions to be imposed for operating the unit in an environmental friendly manner. A study regarding the probable height of the mast of the country boat that is being used by the local fishermen community has been directed by the Tribunal, in view of the changed circumstances to consider the appropriate modification required regarding the height of the bridge, its feasibility and probable cause of impact on marine ecology. The MoEF&CC has been directed to issue necessary Terms of Reference and forward the matter to the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) for its further appraisal of the project on the relevant aspects, after getting further EIA from the project proponent, and get their recommendations. After an independent enquiry is conducted by the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) on those aspects by deputing their own experts, the Ministry has been asked to reconsider and issue necessary revised Environmental Clearance (EC) incorporating additional conditions, if any required. The Tribunal’s directions have to be complied with, within a period of 6 months, and till then the impugned Environmental Clearance has to be kept in abeyance. The Project proponent has been directed to suspend their work till they get the revised Environmental Clearance (EC) incorporating the above aspects as well. With regards to the marine environment impact assessment , the Tribunal has found no necessity for further study to be conducted as on comparison of documents produced by the appellant, intervenor and the project proponent, the Tribunal found it to be humanly impossible to go into the micro issue on hypothetical proposition and clear all the aspects that were claimed. The Tribunal observed that the main ground on which the EC was attacked was that the radio activity test of coal to be used was not properly presented before the Expert Appraisal Committee. There are no reports to show any coal specific study and it is not clear from the report which is the coal that they are going to use. Further, the Tribunal also noted that it’s true that at the time when the public hearing was conducted, it was stated that only imported coal would be used and the coal analysis report was not made available. The present appeal had been filed by the appellants, the local residents, against the grant of Environmental Clearance -cum- CRZ Clearance granted to the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO) by the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change for establishment of Uppur Supercritical Thermal Power Plant. The clearance was also granted for establishment of foreshore facilities, including cooling water intake and outfall structures at Uppur, Valamavoor and Thiruppalaikudi in Tamil Nadu. The Tamil Nadu government, for establishment of this power plant, decided to acquire 1342.11 Acres of land in and around three villages viz., Uppoor, Valamavoor and Thirupalaikudi in Thiruvadanai Taluk of Ramanathapuram District. The appeal alleged that major portion of the lands proposed to be acquired for the purpose of establishment of this power plant were fertile farm lands and this would affect the livelihood of the people. The State had applied for both EC and CRZ Clearance and the Centre had issued Terms of Reference (ToR) valid upto 27th May 2014 which was further extended for a period of one year upto 27.05.2015. Appellant’s Contentions: The present appeal alleged that after obtaining the Terms of Reference the Tamil Nadu government claimed to have engaged Bagawathi Amalabs Limited, Hyderabad to conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment Study for the project and also engaged WAPCOS for conducting Marine Environment Impact Assessment Study as required under the EIA Notification, 2006. The appeal further alleged that in the Public hearing, no opportunity was given to the parties to raise their proper objections to the project, and without conducting proper Environmental Impact Assessment Study the Centre granted the impugned Environmental Clearance -cum- CRZ Clearance to the TANGEDCO for establishment of this power plant. The appellants alleged that there was no proper public hearing conducted as contemplated EIA Notification, no proper time gap was provided for the local people to know about the public hearing, and hearing was conducted far away from the project area that prevented participation of the local residents. According to the appellants, there was suppression of material facts regarding the existing water bodies and its diversion which were likely to affect the agricultural activities of the local people. Further, no proper study was conducted regarding the impact of the project on marine eco- system especially, along the coast which was likely to be disturbed due to the heat generated by the thermal power plant and the effluents to be discharged by the power plant into the sea. The appellants argued that on account effect on marine life in that coastal area was likely to affect the livelihood of the fishermen community whose livelihood depended on doing traditional fishing in that area. Further, the existence of mangrove forest and its protection in that area were not properly considered by the project proponent while preparing the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report. The height of the mast of the boats which is being used by the local fishermen community for doing their traditional fishing has not been considered properly while imposing conditions of fixing the height of the discharge pipes being constructed over the sea level.Click Hear To Download/Read JudgmentNext Story
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ABCNews.com(CHICAGO) — Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, Bill Gillespie celebrated “adoption days” along with birthdays, but had long wondered about what happened to his birth parents.After his adoptive parents died, he started digging into his past. He was not prepared for what he found.Gillespie, now 53, reached out to his adoption agency, Catholic Charities, which wrote him a letter that revealed he had been “a foundling,” meaning he had been abandoned in the street.“[It] just kind of takes your breath away,” Gillespie told ABC News’ “Nightline.” “Your jaw kind of drops. You’re like, ‘What?’” After learning that, Gillespie said he stopped searching for years, but his wife, Laura Gillespie, and their three grown children urged him to keep looking.“My wife said, ‘Well … let’s check out the adoption [message] boards or the different websites and see what we can do,’” Bill Gillespie said. “It’s kind of daunting how many families are looking for people.” He had a glimmer of hope when a woman on one of the adoption boards thought he could be her son, but DNA test results later proved she wasn’t his biological mother. For Gillespie, it was another crushing blow.“It’s loss, it’s anger,” he said. “You kind of feel like, ‘Well, why can’t I find my family?’”But his posts on the adoption boards caught the attention of investigative genealogist Pam Slaton. An adoptee herself, Slaton’s specialty is finding elusive family members. The ABC News consultant and author of “Reunited” has helped reunite dozens of adoptees with their birth families.At the time she saw Bill Gillespie’s post, Slaton happened to be working on a high-profile case of a baby who had gone missing around the same time he was abandoned.“His wife Laura answered my call and said this is something that is deeply, deeply upsetting for her husband,” Slaton told “Nightline.” “He felt like he was thrown away like trash.”Slaton also recommended Gillespie take an Ancestry.com DNA test, so his profile could be added to their global database.Gillespie did not turn out to be the missing baby Slaton was looking into, but she was so moved by his story that she decided to take on his case pro-bono.Slaton was able to dig up a newspaper article from 1964 about a child who was found in a cardboard box, wrapped in a cotton curtain, and left in an alleyway. The article pinpointed the exact location where Gillespie was found, which turned out to be just 39 miles from his home.Gillespie and his daughter Morgan See allowed “Nightline” to document their poignant trip to the alleyway where he’d been found so he could see it for himself. For years, he had wondered how any parent could have abandoned a newborn, and he said he spent a long time feeling angry about it.But then, standing in the actual alleyway, Gillespie says he felt something different.“I kind of feel bad for my mom, my birth mother,” he said. “That had to be difficult. But then again, you’re still placed in an alleyway…. I guess you don’t really know how to take it. Kind of feeling both ways.”After he was found, he learned the police took him to a nearby orphanage: St. Vincent’s. The building now houses Catholic Charities, which still maintains the old adoption records. Bill Gillespie headed over there to meet with Lisa Francis, a caseworker who works with Catholic Charities.Francis started out by showing Gillespie some old photos of police bringing babies to the orphanage. She also showed him the tiny alcove where he had been baptized after he was brought in.“You were loved when you were here from the minute you were brought in,” Francis told him. “And even beginning back with your birth mother. She wrapped you up, and placed you somewhere where you would be brought to safety.”Seeing where he had started his life, Gillespie said, “I just feel relieved.”“They say orphanage and you automatically have this bad image,” he continued. “This is a little bit nicer. Definitely much better than I had anticipated.”And then, Slaton delivered even bigger news. Using Ancestry.com’s database, Bill Gillespie’s DNA test uncovered relatives from both sides of his biological family.Slaton noticed Gillespie had a match to a first cousin and asked that cousin’s relatives to take DNA tests. She then started digging through public records and found a marriage certificate linking the two sides of Gillespie’s biological family, and showing more information about his biological parents. That unraveled a stunning revelation: Gillespie wasn’t born to a young, unwed mother, as he had always assumed. The marriage certificate showed that his parents were married before he was born.Slaton’s public records’ search also turned up death records for both Bill Gillespie’s biological father and mother, dashing his hopes of ever meeting them. But there was still hope for a reunion. Slaton also found that his biological mother had remarried and discovered something Gillespie might never have discovered. He has a surviving half-brother, 49-year-old Ken Cummins.Looking up his phone number, Slaton helped Gillespie practice what to say as he was about to cold call a sibling who didn’t know he even existed. His first attempt at calling went to voicemail.While waiting for his brother to call him back, Slaton circled back to a first cousin, Julie Markey, who had helped her crack the case. Together, Gillespie and Slaton called Markey. During that phone call, Markey said she didn’t know anything about Gillespie’s birth parents, but told him that her family loved him dearly.“’Love you,’ that meant so much,” Gillespie said after hanging up.But Gillespie’s search for his roots was about to take a shocking turn. Slaton tracked down yet another family member named Maurine LeBlanc, who isn’t related to Bill Gillespie by blood but seemed to have known Gillespie’s birth father. She had posted a message on his memorial page, saying he had a led a “troubled life.”In a phone call with LeBlanc, she called Gillespie’s birth father, Alvin, a “scallywag” who had shot and killed a police officer.It was a painful realization. When Gillespie’s brother Ken called him back, their first conversation ever between the two long-lost brothers was laced with bittersweet family lore. Cummins revealed that their mother had never told him about her other son, Gillespie. And Cummins told him that Gillespie’s biological father had beaten their mother. Through learning all this, Gillespie had another realization about his mother and her decision to leave him behind in alleyway all those years ago.“She did it out of fear, but maybe fear for me instead,” Gillespie said. “I really firmly believe she did that for a reason…. Man am I lucky. I am a lucky person.”After years of being angry at the woman who he thought callously abandoned him in an alleyway, he now felt gratitude.Soon after his phone call with Cummins, Gillespie arranged to meet his brother for the first time. Gillespie had no idea all along that he’d be raising his own family just a 30-minute drive from Cummins and his wife Laura, and their two children Abby and John.Turns out, Cummins had lost his own brother years earlier.“It’s kind of — I lose one brother, but I feel like I’m gaining one right now,” Cummins said through tears. “I haven’t even met him yet and I know I feel a connection with him.” When the two brothers finally met on a sunny day last summer, they gave each other a long hug. Surrounded by both families on a picnic bench in a local park, Cummins pulled out old photos to share, describing their mother as someone who loved making flower arrangements and had done the flowers for his wedding. Looking at the face of a woman who gave him a fresh start, Gillespie poured over every detail.“You look like your mom,” Laura Gillespie, Bill Gillespie’s wife, noted.Two families, after decades of not knowing about each other, had finally become one, in an extraordinary family reunion. “I feel so bad that I missed time, that I didn’t get you guys in time,” Bill Gillespie said.“Don’t kick yourself for it,” his newfound brother told him. “You had to do it at your own time, your own pace.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.