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Courteville Business Solutions Plc (COURTV.ng) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgCourteville Business Solutions Plc (COURTV.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Support Services sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Courteville Business Solutions Plc (COURTV.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Courteville Business Solutions Plc (COURTV.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Courteville Business Solutions Plc (COURTV.ng)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileCourteville Business Solutions Plc is the largest e-business solutions company in West Africa and offers financial management and advisory services, business solutions, e-commerce and online marketing solutions. The company is the patent owner of the AutoReg TM Business Solutions Platform. Courteville Business Solutions Plc is represented in 24 states in Nigeria and has business interests in Guinea, Zimbabwe and Jamaica. Other e-business services include NAPAMS, a regulated product administration and monitoring solution for NAFDAC; NIID, an insurance policies database solution for the Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA) and the Insurance Council of Zimbabwe (ICZ); and the AutoReg Inspector TM remote verification tool for law enforcement agencies. Courteville Business Solutions Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Courteville Business Solutions Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Apopka Weekly Arrest Report

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSAPDApopka Police DepartmentArrest Report Previous articleApopka Burglary Report and MapNext articleRecreation, Cops and a Statue on the workshop agenda Claire Haslett RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Apopka Police Department Arrest Report ~ November 22 – November 28The Apopka Police Department reported the following statistics for the week ending November 28:Calls For Service     1421Traffic Citations          35Crash Reports              14In addition, the Apopka Police Department reported   21 arrests for the week ending November 28th.  No  juveniles were arrested.Arrested and charged were 17 adults from Apopka, 1 adult from Orlando, 1 adult from Altamonte Springs, 1 adult from Zellwood, and 1 adult from Mascotte.All of the arrests are listed here:BRISKIE, TERRY JOHN (62) of APOPKA  – Battery on an Officer TAYLOR, CHARLIE (48) of ORLANDO – Selling Opium or DerivMARK, KRISTAN GLORIA (30) of ALTAMONTE SPRINGS – Obtain Controlled Substance by ForgeryHAMILTON, SHAWN MICHAEL (51) of APOPKA – ShopliftingARROYO, CHRIS A (42) of APOPKA – BatteryJODHAN, SUBHASCHAN (52) of APOPKA  – DUIRESTORAMOS, RAFAEL (33) of APOPKA – Multiple charges including DUI and Drug PossessionJONES, DEREK WILLIAM (29) of APOPKA – BatterySIMMONS, JESSICA LYNN (24) of APOPKA – BatteryKNIGHT, JESSICA LYNN (22) of APOPKA – DUIVELA, LAZARO (22) of APOPKA – Aggravated BatteryGARCIA, JESSICA LEE (30) of APOPKA  – BatteryPOLLOCK, MARSHALL TYRONE (43) of ZELLWOOD – DUILARALARA, JOEL (25) of APOPKA – Multiple charges including DUI and Operating a Vehicle without Valid LicenseWILEY, JUSTIN JAY (38) of MASCOTTE – DUIMOORE, CASSANDRA B (24) of APOPKA – BatteryMILES, DAVID B (42) of APOPKA – Aggravated AssaultDIAZ, JOSE G (30) of APOPKA – BatteryLUCIANO, JACQUELIN (22) of APOPKA – Criminal MischiefHONEYCUTT, RACHEL NICOLE (24) of APOPKA – Failure to AppearCHIRICHIELLO, JULIE MARIE (43) of APOPKA – Multiple charges including FraudArrest report details provided by the Apopka Police Department Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name herelast_img read more

Silvernails / Amalgam Studio

first_img Silvernails / Amalgam Studio Photographs:  Oliver Mint Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Interior Design: Photographs ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeAmalgam StudioOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesColumbia CountyUnited StatesPublished on September 20, 2018Cite: “Silvernails / Amalgam Studio” 20 Sep 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Oliver Mint+ 28Curated by Fernanda Castro Share CopyHouses•Columbia County, United States Silvernails / Amalgam StudioSave this projectSaveSilvernails / Amalgam Studio ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/902043/silvernails-amalgam-studio Clipboard “COPY” Area:  5000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Design Team:Nikki Drewett, Ben Albury, Lucas Leja, Vi Huynh, Mostafa OsmanHvac Engineer:Baukraft EngineeringLandscape Architect:Jamie PurintonBent Frame Sub Contractor:New Energy WorksWoodwork:Rowan WoodworkGlazing Sub Contractor:BewisoPool Sub Contractor:Bolus PoolsEnvelope Specialist:475 High Performance Building SupplySip Sub Contractor:Foard PanelCity:Columbia CountyCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Oliver MintRecommended ProductsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoText description provided by the architects. The first ground-up residential project completed by emerging New York City-based Amalgam Studio. Conceived as a modern barn, the 5,000 sq ft (465 sqm), four-bedroom family residence of stone and wood, sits atop a hillside on a rural, 120-acre property located near the town of Rhinebeck, epicenter of the Hudson Valley’s culinary and artistic renaissance.Save this picture!© Oliver Mint“We all love the idea of living in a barn. We love the barn’s generous interior space, the exposed structure, all that wood. But we don’t love the lack of light, insulation, comfort. Or the dirt!” says the home’s architect Ben Albury, Founder of Amalgam Studio.Save this picture!© Oliver MintThe local barn shape – its simplicity and honesty in structure, its form, and materiality – drove the design process. Research led to a rich history of local barn archetypes, from the mid 17th Century Dutch Barn, through to the English or Three-Bay, then culminating in the most common building in rural 19th Century New England, aptly-named the New England.The investigation into these archetypes suggested a house design comprising:- a strong gable form,- cathedral ceilings, with loft spaces,- large sliding doors,- wooden interior and exterior,- an exposed hardwood structural frame, and- a stone basement.Much like the traditional communal barn-raising events of the region, the double-height Bent Frames were raised and bolted into place, with the entire timber structure completed in 1 day. To update the barn for 21 century standards the house uses super-insulation, airtight membranes, in-wall heat-recovery ventilation units, and triple glazing to ensure a comfortable interior environment, with continuous fresh air, year round. “From the very beginning, the clients wanted a comfortable house. I believe it would have been irresponsible for me not to look at, and ultimately follow Passive House Standards,” said Albury.Save this picture!© Oliver MintSave this picture!Exploded AxonometricSave this picture!© Oliver MintOperable windows and doors are positioned to encourage cross-ventilation. Heating can be provided with fireplaces and wood stoves, or energy-efficient multi-split heat-pump air-conditioning systems. All appliances are electric. Lighting is LED. Daylighting is harvested by multiple skylights.  “As far as I’m aware the home features the longest triple-glazed Passive House Certified residential skylight in North America,” notes Albury. Sunshading devices tilt up to provide shade to the south-facing deck in summer and close down to act as hurricane shutters during winter storms.Save this picture!© Oliver MintEndemic tree species on the 120-acre property informed interior material selections: white oak for flooring and lining, walnut for cabinetry, hickory for feature vanity units. Local granite, slate and domestic quarried stone guided choices for the chimney hearth, wet areas, and basement masonry respectively.  The entire house is wood-clad, including the roof, by using a unique, innovative clip system to the standing seams of roof sheeting, a first in North America.Save this picture!© Oliver MintSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Oliver MintThe family residence celebrates the ever-changing seasonal landscape, designed to exploit natural light throughout. The fully glazed entrance aligns with mid-distant pine trees. Its skylight and central stair of floating threads split the home between its public living and private bedroom areas. Private areas have variously controlled, framed views out to distant hills, a winding river, nearby woodlands, and across wildflower meadows. Living areas utilize large sliding glass doors onto decks delivering more expansive, 180-degree vistas. Upstairs is a bright, white, multi-purpose loft space, complete with skylights placed deliberately for optimal stargazing. “Ultimately, it’s a house that plays with light,” explains Albury. Project gallerySee allShow lessSin City Embellishment: Expressive or Kitsch?Architecture NewsBAF win National Library Tainan, TaiwanArchitecture News Share 2018 Architects: Amalgam Studio Area Area of this architecture project Ross Dalland Engineers Contractor: “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/902043/silvernails-amalgam-studio Clipboard Weston & Sampson Amalgam Studio Projects United States Manufacturers: Cosentino, Agape, Benjamin Moore, Brizo Kitchen and Bath, Connecticut Stone, Delta Faucet, Farrow and Ball, Hettich, Kebony, Kohler, Miele, Nemo Tile, Scarabeo, Schluter, Stuv, Subzero/Wolf, Buechel Stone, Excelsior Wood Products, Kallista, MGs, +3Urban Case, VALVO, Whirlpool-3 Civil Engineer: Lighting Design: Year:  Structural Engineer: Houses Black Oak Builders Amalgam Studio, Lumens.comlast_img read more

PFRA reveals redeveloped website

first_img Howard Lake | 22 June 2010 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis PFRA reveals redeveloped website Tagged with: Digital Law / policy PFRA The Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA), the self-regulatory body for all types of Direct Debit face-to-face (F2F) fundraising, has presented its redeveloped website to its members at its AGM in London.The site has been designed “to better reflect PFRA’s regulatory role as the bridge between charities and local authorities while at the same time being accessible to any members of the public who visit”.Ian MacQuillin, PFRA’s head of communications, explained: “We have different stakeholder groups who have different expectations of what we should do for them. In the past, we tried to segregate visitors to the website according to who they were and where they’d come from.“On the new website, we will be helping visitors navigate it according to what information they need from us, not who they are.”The website has been produced by web design and development agency 9web.As the PFRA is not a public-facing regulator, the website is not primarily intended for use by the public. However, one of PFRA’s roles is to champion and defend F2F, so the new content, based on 12 new key messages developed by PFRA, has been written in the expectation that members of the public will visit. The website features a prominent corner graphic asking ‘Object to ‘chuggers’?’ which links to a list of the most common assumptions and arguments against face to face fundraising, and the PFRA’s response to them.Ian MacQuillin said: “F2F fundraisers – or ”chuggers’ as they are often called – rouse a lot of public interest so it’s very likely that members of the public will find our site. As PFRA is also tasked with promoting and defending F2F fundraising, we’ve taken this opportunity to try to engage with those people who object to ‘chuggers’ by presenting counter-arguments to the most common criticisms.”The new website also marks a move in the PFRA’s use of the word ‘chugger’. The combination of ‘charity’ and ‘mugger’ was designed to be a pejorative term so the PFRA avoided using it. MacQuillin said: “We believe that a lot of the objections to ‘chuggers’ are based on a lack of real understanding of how street fundraising works. We want to use this new website to try to change that. But if we want people to engage with us and listen to our arguments, we’ve got to be speaking the same language as they do.”www.pfra.org.uk 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.last_img read more

Horned Frogs face Hawaii in NCAA Tournament matchup

first_img + posts Twitter Linkedin Dylan Thomas back from injury, signs with TCU Facebook printThe TCU Volleyball team is headed to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in program history, following up TCU’s 2009 tourney berth.The Frogs drew the University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine in the first round of the College Station regionals. They will play at 4:30 p.m. this Friday, Dec. 4.This matchup pits the Big West conference champions against the fourth place Big 12 team.The Horned Frogs:The Frogs don’t have to travel very far from home. The distance between Fort Worth and College Station is only 173 miles. Linkedin Horned Frog volleyball players celebrate during their win over Oklahoma in the University Recreation Center on Oct. 7, 2015. ReddIt Arlington Heights pitcher joins high school record books Kevin Petershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kevin-peters/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Kevin Peters Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Paschal Baseball sets high hopes for the season, conference play Facebook Previous articleStudents give advice for upcoming finalsNext articleLocal churches begin to ‘Explore God’ Kevin Peters RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kevin is a senior sports broadcasting major from Rockton, Illinois. He covers club sports for TCU360. TCU’s home field advantage: One of the best in the Big 12 Kevin Petershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kevin-peters/ The Horned Frogs, 19-9 (9-7 Big 12) are rolling under new head coach Jill Kramer. In Kramer’s first year as head coach, she led the Frogs to their first winning record in Big 12 play and even led the Frogs to a 3-0 victory over the No. 3 seed University of Texas Longhorns.The Frogs will be playing the Rainbow Wahine in College Station, so the match will be played at a neutral site. The Frogs are 5-0 this year when playing on a neutral site.The Frogs have become an excellent blocking team this year. In 97 sets the Frogs tallied 286.5 blocks, for an average of 2.95 blocks per set – good enough for ninth best in the nation. That is up from last year’s total of 270.5 blocks in 119 sets, an average of 2.3 blocks per set.Leading the Horned Frogs in blocks is junior middle blocker Regan McGuire. McGuire is tied for seventh in the nation in blocks per set, averaging 1.53 blocks.The Frogs have also become a better attacking team since last year. While the total number of kills and attempts have decreased, so too have TCU hitting errors. The Frogs have increased their hitting percentage from .246 to .248. While it may not seem like much, the Frogs .248 hitting percentage is good enough to land the Frogs in the top 50 in the nation in that category.Junior outside hitter Ashley Smith leads the Frogs in total kills, 285, and kills per set, 2.94. Junior middle block Natalie Gower leads the team in hitting percentage, coming in at .347.If the Horned Frogs want to come out on top, they are going to need big performances from McGuire at the net, and from Smith above it.The Rainbow Wahine:The Rainbow Wahine are going to be a long way from home. The distance from Honolulu to College Station is 3,828 miles. Twitter ReddIt Kevin Petershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kevin-peters/ The Rainbow Wahine, 26-1 (16-0 Big West) is on an absolute tear. The Rainbow Wahine have won 21 straight matches since losing to UCLA in September. Hawaii finished the season ranked No. 8 in the AVCA Coaches’ Poll, but was not given a national seeding for the tournament.Coach Dave Shoji has been at the school for 41 years, and in his time Hawaii has only lost 197 times while claiming victory 1,176 times – a career win percentage of .857.Hawaii has not played matches at a neutral site this year. All of their pre-season tournaments and matches were played at home in the Stan Sheriff Center.The Rainbow Wahine are an excellent team all-around but they excel at shutting down the net and blocking. In 94 sets the Rainbow Wahine tallied 309.5 blocks, for an average of 3.3 blocks per set, making Hawaii the number one blocking team in the nation.Leading Hawaii in the blocks is senior middle blocker Olivia Magill, who like TCU’s McGuire, ranks seventh in the nation with 1.53 blocks per set.When attacking the ball, the Rainbow Wahine are excellent. Hawaii’s hitting percentage stands at .288, good enough for eighth in the nation, while they average 14.11 kills per set, a top 35 national mark.Hawaii has two players in the top 30 for hitting percentage. Magill ranks seventeenth, hitting .412, and senior middle blocker Emily Maglio ranks twenty-ninth, hitting .395.Hawaii also ranks in the top 50 in: aces per set, 1.53 (led by junior outside hitter Nikki Taylor with .43 aces per set), team assists per set, 13.01, and opponent hitting percentage, .141.If the Rainbow Wahine want to come out on top, they will need to stay big at the net and make sure the Frogs don’t get into a rhythm.Final Thoughts:The Horned Frogs have had an amazing year, and they should absolutely be proud of what they’ve accomplished. But, Hawaii is a dominant team that is on a hot streak.If the Frogs were playing in the University Recreation Center they might be able to pull off the upset, but away from home it just doesn’t seem as likely. However, if the Frogs play like they did when they upset Texas, anything is possible.The Frogs certainly have the shorter distance to travel, and will likely have more fans in attendance than Hawaii. Honolulu is four hours behind College Station so maybe the time difference will play a factor in Hawaii’s readiness for the game, giving the Frogs a chance to come out and stun the Rainbow Wahine.Final Prediction:Rainbow Wahine 3, Horned Frogs 0 Kevin Petershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kevin-peters/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Pasadena Lawmaker Issues Hate Crimes Tool Kit and Messaging Guidance on China Amid Spike in Anti-Asian Bigotry

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 17 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News 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. Government Pasadena Lawmaker Issues Hate Crimes Tool Kit and Messaging Guidance on China Amid Spike in Anti-Asian Bigotry STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, July 27, 2020 | 2:30 pm In an effort to counter the spike in anti-Asian hate crimes following the spread of the Coronavirus and heightened rhetoric about China, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Chair Rep. Judy Chu (D-Pasadena) today issued guidance to every member of Congress on how to express opposition to or concerns with policies adopted by China’s government, without inspiring more xenophobia that is already putting Asian American lives at risk.The guidance advices members to only use the official name of the coronavirus, refer specifically to the governing Chinese Communist Party instead of all Chinese people, and avoid Cold War-style rhetoric.The messaging guidance to Congress says, “Since the start of the coronavirus crisis, there has been an alarming uptick in hate crimes and incidents targeting the Asian American community due to misconceptions that Asian Americans are more likely to carry the virus and should be blamed for its spread. According to data compiled by various Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) hate crime reporting websites, there have been over 2,300 anti-Asian American hate incidents reported in just the last few months alone. At its height, nearly 100 hate incidents were being reported each day. And, at the end of March, the FBI warned that, because ‘a portion of the US public will associate COVID-19 with China and Asian American populations,’ they expect that ‘hate crime incidents against Asian Americans likely will surge across the United States… endangering Asian American communities.’”The document also provides a tool kit with resources for countering anti-Asian hate crimes.“While there is no doubt that the Chinese government mismanaged their handling of the coronavirus early on, Donald Trump’s use of racial slurs like ‘kung flu’ and ‘Chinese virus’ are a distraction to deflect from his own flawed and delayed response to contain the coronavirus in our country.” Chu said.But this xenophobic blame shifting also creates a real danger for Asian Americans who are increasingly becoming targets of hate crimes as people misdirect their anger at the virus towards individuals they perceive to be ethnically Chinese.Chu said the xenophobia is precisely what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned of on their COVID-19 website when they instructed everyone to only use the virus’s official name.“But instead of following the advice of its own experts, the Trump administration has decided on a strategy to recklessly stoke xenophobia and provoke anti-Asian bigotry. And it is only getting worse now as the campaign rhetoric around China further escalates, with many agitating for a new Cold War.” Business News Community News Subscribecenter_img Top of the News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

50 patients waiting for beds in UHL

first_imgEmail Print Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live University Hospital Limerick WhatsApp Linkedin Facebook Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleLimerick-based Artisan Chocolatier, Braw, Launches Luxurious Limited Edition Range Of Handcrafted Easter EggsNext articleThree Limerick based charities each receive €500 donation from Limerick store staff Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick 180 admitted patients are waiting for beds this morning, according to today’s INMO Trolley Watch.168 patients are waiting in the emergency department, while 12 are in wards elsewhere in the hospital. LimerickNews50 patients waiting for beds in UHLBy Staff Reporter – February 16, 2021 88 TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post last_img read more

Drone Rules : Privacy Concerns In The Draft Unmanned Aircraft System Rules, 2020

first_imgColumnsDrone Rules : Privacy Concerns In The Draft Unmanned Aircraft System Rules, 2020 Harini Subramani & Saamir Raketla11 July 2020 3:33 AMShare This – xThe draft Unmanned Aircraft System Rules, 2020 (“Draft Rules”), which was released for public comments earlier this month, appear to have left a chasm by having inadequately addressed privacy concerns. Privacy emerges as a core concern as an imminent consequence arising out of civil/commercial operations of drones. Rule 35(1) of the Rules state as follows: “An imagery may be…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 draft Unmanned Aircraft System Rules, 2020 (“Draft Rules”), which was released for public comments earlier this month, appear to have left a chasm by having inadequately addressed privacy concerns. Privacy emerges as a core concern as an imminent consequence arising out of civil/commercial operations of drones. Rule 35(1) of the Rules state as follows: “An imagery may be captured by an unmanned aircraft except in the non-permissible area after ensuring the privacy of an individual and his property.” Notice that the Draft Rules merely state that privacy of an individual has to be respected without laying down any detailed guidelines and principles. It only presents an outcome and leaves the responsibility of that path, open-ended. Why adopt an outcome-based approach for privacy? It is a matter of concern that the Draft Rules adopt this outcome-based approach in relation to privacy because the same Draft Rules adopt an input-based approach for issues concerning safety standards and manufacture of the drones by stipulating technological standards that stakeholders have to comply with. Considerable thought has been given while formulating the input-based aspects. For instance, safety concerns also have been accorded considerable technological inputs on Draft Rules by mandating that drones should have geo-fencing and return to home technology to ensure that the drones do not fly beyond the approved geographical boundaries. Even the Civil Aviation Requirements, 2018 (“Regulations”) and the Guidance Manual (“GM”), the current policy framework governing unmanned aerial vehicles, use only an outcome-based approach to privacy. Regulation 12.21 of the Regulations provides that drone operator/drone pilot shall be liable to ensure that privacy norms of any entity are not compromised in any manner and Para 1.4.3 of the GM simply states that privacy principles must be embedded within the drone by design to achieve the stated outcome in Regulation 12.21. But there is ample scope and necessity for drone regulations to be prescriptive to ensure that privacy is not violate. Maybe it could concentrate on impact – for example, ‘drones cannot fly within 40 feet of an individual or private property’, or could the focus turn to technical inputs: ‘drone operators shall fly a drone only if it is fitted with equipment that detects distance of an individual/private property’? Extant Laws with respect to privacy and data protection The present framework for privacy and data protection is covered by the Information Technology Act, 2011, and the Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Data or Information) Rules, 2011 (“IT Rules”). The recent judgment delivered by the Supreme Court in the case of Justice K. S. Puttaswamy (Retd.) and Anr v. Union of India and Ors, have also provided ample fodder to strengthen the privacy laws. The IT Rules hold the companies using the data liable for compensating the individual, in case of any negligence in maintaining security standards while dealing with the data. The Expert Committee to the Data Protection Bill, 2018 in its report, held that while the IT Rules were a novel attempt at data protection at the time they were introduced, the pace of development of digital economy has shown its shortcomings. For instance, (i) the definition of sensitive personal data under the rules is narrow, and (ii) some of the provisions can be overridden by a contract. Further, the IT Act applies only to companies, not to the government. The Data Protection Bill, 2019 (Bill) appears to address data protection concerns observed by the Expert Committee. The Bill, which is applicable to both Government as well as private entities, does this by putting in place a framework for notice and consent to the data principal (owner of the data) before their data is collected or processed, imposing obligations for data protection on the data fiduciary (entity deciding use cases for data), and setting up a mechanism for regulation and penalties for contravention. However, the probability of a specific nature of privacy for the Draft Rules appears unlikely. We need to consider traditional forms of intrusions to privacy which stand heightened because of unique features of drone technology: intrusion into private airspace, surveillance, stalking and harassment where data is not necessarily collected or processed as per the Bill. In such scenarios there is no clear regulatory framework in place. This is particularly alarming considering certain corridors have voiced that India does not have a robust tort law. Way forward We could start by compiling various harms that arise out of drone operations with respect to privacy and list out specific standards that can be adopted to address the harms. Further, is there is also a need to amend civil laws to accommodate private complaints for breach and compensation? Or in the alternate, should the outcome based approach be scrapped for the other? The outcome based versus the input based regulatory models particularly in terms of emerging technology is well documented and there is consensus that outcome based approach is better suited for emerging/disruptive technologies. But, the outcome based approach in its present form would have been best suited if there was already a robust framework for privacy and data protection in place. The authors are associated with HS Law & Associates and may be reached at [email protected] Views expressed here are personal. Next Storylast_img read more

Former cop due in court for accidentally shooting suspect with gun

first_imgKuzma/iStock(LAWRENCE, Kan.) — A now former Lawrence, Kansas, police officer is expected in court on Wednesday to face a charge for shooting a suspect during a struggle after allegedly mistaking her gun for a stun gun.Officer Brindley Blood was responding to a traffic stop call on May 29, 2018, when she encountered Officer Ian McCann trying to arrest driver Akira Lewis.McCann had allegedly pulled over Lewis that day for a seat belt violation.The full seven minute and 51 second dash cam video of the traffic stop was released to ABC News affiliate KMBC-TV.In the video, McCann is seen approaching the driver side of Lewis’ SUV just after 5 p.m.Moments after McCann began speaking to Lewis, the vehicle inched forward, the video showed.“Hey man. Stop!” McCann said to Lewis. Lewis quickly stopped the vehicle and McCann, again, walked to the driver’s side window.“My family (is) homeless. I’m trying to go to f—— work. … You gonna stop me for a f—— seat belt?” Lewis said.“I’m gonna pull you over right here,” said McCann. “This is literally gonna literally take only four minutes. … I need your driver’s license and your insurance card.”Lewis refused to comply, complaining that he’d been singled out and demanded to speak to a supervisor.“You’re about to go to jail for a seat belt violation,” McCann warned Lewis in footage from police dashcam video that was released by Lawrence authorities Monday. “Are you really wanting to do that?”Lewis and McCann went back and forth for approximately five minutes.Blood, who responded to the call separately, could then be seen approaching the passenger side of the vehicle.“He’s going to jail,” McCann said as Blood walked behind the SUV. McCann opened Lewis’ door as Blood quickly went back to the passenger side of the car.“Get out of the car!” McCann said.“I’m gonna knock you in your [expletive]. … I’m not getting out of this car!” Lewis said.Blood opened the passenger side door and also requested that Lewis get out of the car as McCann called for backup, according to the video.Lewis and McCann struggled and Lewis landed a punch on the officer before throwing McCann to the ground in the middle of traffic.Then Blood yelled “Taser!”Blood, a rookie officer who had joined the force two months earlier, pulled out her service weapon and fired a single shot, wounding Lewis.“Ow! Ow!” Lewis is heard after being shot. He was later transported to a hospital, police said.After Lewis cried out, Blood can be heard saying, “Oh, s—, I shot him.”Blood later told investigators that she had intended to reach for her stun gun. She resigned in January 2019, authorities said.Blood is facing a charge of reckless aggravated battery. It is unclear if she’s entered a plea.Her attorneys said they were not commenting on the case at this time.McCann is still active with the department.Lewis faces multiple charges including battery and failure to wear a seat belt. His attorneys did not respond to requests for comment.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Employers leave staff in the dark over benefits

first_imgEmployers leave staff in the dark over benefitsOn 3 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. A third of employers fail to communicate their benefits package to staff, it was claimed last week.Research presented to the Employee Benefits Exhibition and Conference shows that one in three employees does not know what company benefits they are entitled to.Debi O’Donovan, editor of Employee Benefits magazine which commissioned the study, said many employees only hear about benefits when they first join an organisation. It also found that employees still regard a company pension scheme as their main priority, despite the recent trend for benefits such as flexible working and share options.Carmen Burton, HR executive manager at accountancy firm the Norton Practice, said personnel professionals should ensure staff receive a benefits statement. “If you do not do this, it is possible you could lose staff, especially when the market is so competitive.“If people are not aware of the full package they receive, they could leave the job for another with a higher basic salary but fewer benefits,” she said. Roffey Park’s director of research Linda Holbeche told the conference that first-rate reward strategies are needed to counter some employees’ tendency for “howls of cynical laughter” at statements declaring they are their employer’s greatest asset.She said, “Non-financial rewards seem to be as or more important in retaining employees who are confident that they are at least being fairly remunerated and appropriately recognised.The research was conducted by Taylor Nelson Sofres RSGB. It is based on a sample of 982 adults. By Helen Rowelast_img read more