National Bank of Malawi ( HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgNational Bank of Malawi ( listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about National Bank of Malawi ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Bank of Malawi ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Bank of Malawi (  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNational Bank of Malawi is a leading financial institution in Malawi; providing solutions for retail, corporate and investment banking and stock broking services through a national network of 22 service branches. The parent company of National Bank of Malawi is Press Corporation Limited (PCL). Its subsidiaries include National Bank of Malawi Nominees Limited and Stockbroker Malawi Registered Limited. The financial institution operates two divisions; corporate banking and retail/personal banking. The corporate banking division specialises in providing financial services through packaged deals. The retail banking division provides personal banking solutions which include utility bill payments, Internet and mobile banking, and ATM facilities. A major revenue source for the National Bank of Malawi is its treasury division which includes a foreign exchange and money market operation. The National Bank of Malawi was established in 1971 with the merger of Barclays Bank DCO (Dominion Colonial Overseas) and Standard Bank (South Africa). National Bank of Malawi is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Monash University Student Housing / BVN

first_imgMonash University Student Housing / BVNSave this projectSaveMonash University Student Housing / BVN ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Housing “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of bvn architecture+ 12 Share “COPY” ArchDaily Monash University Student Housing / BVNcenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHousing•Canberra, Australia CopyAbout this officeBVNOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingCanberraHousingEducationalAustraliaPublished on April 25, 2012Cite: “Monash University Student Housing / BVN” 25 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Monash University Student Housing是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects Australia Architects: BVN   Save this picture!Courtesy of bvn architectureMonash University Student Housing, Clayton, comprises two 5 storey buildings, each containing 300 student studios, flanking a central, common courtyard. Fundamental to the project was the need to create a community whilst supporting the individual; therefore, the courtyard is the meeting point and entry to each building. It refers to traditional college accommodation where students interact from private spaces to the common.Save this picture!planShared spaces and vertical circulation are located at the centre of each building encouraging interaction. The main communal spaces are double storey volumes playing an important role in connecting all levels and defining the architectural composition. Each wing of the building has a cohort of 30 studios per level. Studios contain a kitchenette, ensuite and living/sleeping space. At 20m2 the studio module was refined to create a sense of spaciousness, incorporating extensive operable floor to ceiling windows and exposed ceilings 2.7 metres in height, with services contained at central risers. Save this picture!Courtesy of bvn architectureThis project has achieved a 5 star Green Star As Designed rating and is in the process of assessment for an As Built 5 Star rating. It has been identified as the new benchmark for the National and State Government for Affordable Housing.Project gallerySee allShow lessUpdate: Cronton Colliery Competition Winner AnnouncedArticles2012 New Zealand Architecture AwardsArticlesProject locationAddress:Monash, AustraliaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Sharelast_img read more

H Saket House / Sahel AlHiyari Architects

first_img “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” H Saket House / Sahel AlHiyari ArchitectsSave this projectSaveH Saket House / Sahel AlHiyari Architects Houses Year:  CopyAbout this officeSahel AlHiyari ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAmmanOn FacebookJordanPublished on May 24, 2020Cite: “H Saket House / Sahel AlHiyari Architects” 24 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?约旦悬挑私宅 / Sahel AlHiyari Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Pino Musi, Roland Halbe, Sami Haven Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects H Saket House / Sahel AlHiyari Architects 2015center_img Save this picture!© Pino Musi+ 18Curated by Hana Abdel Share Area:  1125 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Sahel AlHiyari Architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Manufacturers: AutoDesk, BASF, Crestron, Euromobil, Gaggenau, Glassline, The BILCO Company, thyssenkrupp, Bose, Devon & Devon, Gianni Gaiti, Kalamazoo Outdoor GourmetLead Designer:Sahel AlhiyariSenior Designer:Christopher MusumanoDesign Team:Laith El Essi, Anan Ashour, Hiba Shahzada, Dara Sabri, Dina AlAhmad, Mais Al Azab, Sara FaroukiConstruction Supervisor:Laith El EssiStructural Engineering:Ismail AkeelElectromechanical Engineering:Suzan Abdel Qader, Danka TeburLandscape:Lara ZureikatContractor:Ammoun Jordan ConstructionCity:AmmanCountry:JordanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pino MusiRecommended ProductsHotel ApplicationsAccoyaAccoya® Wood at World Hotels Salinda ResortsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityText description provided by the architects. The site is located in the growing suburb of Dabouq to the north of Amman, renowned for its wealth of native oaks. It is a single family house built on a total site area of 1,981sq meters. The project endeavors to create a dialogue between topography and architecture by its formal and spatial response to the sloping landscape. This relationship is characterized by organizing the plan of the house around one continuous movement that creates a rectangular shape with a centralized courtyard. One side resting on the ground and the other one is entirely elevated above the slope of the site.Save this picture!© Pino MusiSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Roland HalbeThis condition creates an open external room defined on one side by the landscape and on the other by a roof defined by the suspended upper. Accordingly, the house complements its natural setting, with its spatial interim forming a sinuous movement with the topography. Moreover, its shape becomes a conduit for the prevailing winds that are allowed to permeate the structure.Save this picture!© Roland HalbeThis design clearly invests in the potentials of structure and its spatial dimension. The attempt was to compress the structure, architecture and material as an inseparable and syntactically seamless element. The mass is therefore a unified number of integrated structural elements, which, in addition to its material qualities adds a sculptural dimension to the general reading of the building.Save this picture!© Pino MusiSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Roland HalbeThe bush-hammered concrete emphasizes the material weight as it refers to a general cross section of the architecture in Jordan, which is characterized by the solidity and weight rendered in limestone. Given the moderate climate of Amman. This important space of the house actually pushes the use or the habitation of the house towards the outside, while the smaller and more domestic spaces of the interiors are brought back to the idea of basic shelter.Save this picture!© Roland HalbeAlthough the structural qualities may conceptually appear at the forefront of the design’s objectives – they actually serve a means to address other concerns that relate to the spatial qualities of the house, its feel, and emotive impact, and ultimately its rapport with the landscape. Eventually once initial impression of the structure is desensitized, the focus re-shifts to that which is not built. To the space, trees, light and breeze – Or in other words, to other fundamental issues that give space its pulse.Save this picture!© Sami HavenProject gallerySee allShow lessLeBreton 4482 Building / BarqSelected ProjectsSüdtirol Home / noa* network of architectureSelected Projects Share ArchDaily CopyHouses•Amman, Jordan Jordanlast_img read more

Banksy’s Game Changer sells for £16.7m on anniversary of first UK lockdown

first_img  405 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Melanie May | 24 March 2021 | News Banksy’s Game Changer sells for £16.7m on anniversary of first UK lockdown Main image: Photo by Sora Shimazaki from Pexels AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: arts auction Banksy’s Game Changer sold at auction for £16,758,000 yesterday, on the National Day of Reflection marking the first anniversary of the first UK lockdown.The artwork sold at Christie’s for £14.4m, rising to the final total with fees: a new worldwide auction record for the artist. The proceeds from its sale of the artwork are going to NHS-related health organisations and charities across the UK. Christie’s has said it will also donate a significant portion of the Buyer’s Premium to these causes.Game Changer, which is hand-painted, shows a young boy playing with a selection of superhero dolls. In the painting, Batman and Spiderman lie discarded in a bin while the child clutches a masked nurse dressed in the international uniform of the Red Cross. When first unveiled, the picture was accompanied by a note: ‘Thanks for all you’re doing. I hope this brightens the place up a bit, even if it’s only black and white.’ Advertisement It first appeared on 6 May 2020, during the first wave of the global Covid-19 pandemic, in University Hospital Southampton, with the intention always being to sell it. Through Southampton Hospitals Charity, proceeds from the sale will be used to fund wellbeing projects for staff and patients, and distributed to a wider community of healthcare providers both within the NHS and charitable sectors. A reproduction will remain on view for future patients, visitors and staff at the hospital.Katharine Arnold, Co-Head, Post-War and Contemporary Art, Europe, Christie’s said:“It has been a great privilege to work on the sale of Game Changer. On a day of national reflection, marking one year since the first lockdown in Britain and with so many lives lost around the world, it feels very meaningful to have raised £16,758,000. Banksy is an extraordinary artist who is a constant barometer of nationwide sentiment. With the perfect image of a little boy playing with his superhero doll; a nurse sporting the international Red Cross, he perfectly captured the essence of this moment in time.”David French, Interim Chief Executive Officer at University Hospital Southampton added:“This incredible gift will be invaluable in helping us to focus on promoting and protecting the welfare of our staff as they heal and recover from the last year.  As a charitable gift it ensures our staff have a say in how money is spent to benefit them, our patients and our community and is a fantastic way to thank and reward them for the sacrifices they’ve made.“The Trust is part of a much wider community of healthcare providers both within the NHS and charitable sectors and it’s required a collective effort to manage and support the most vulnerable and unwell within our community over the last year.  The lessons we’ve learnt throughout the pandemic will no doubt see a fundamental shift to more collaborative ways of working into the future and we’re delighted that proceeds from the auction of Game Changer will also go to benefit the work of our wider partners and help us all to deliver a more integrated and improved care system for patients.” About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

Federal workers’ union busted by Congress

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this As a prototype for destroying collective bargaining protections for federal workers, the Trump administration, with the connivance of Congress, has attacked union workers at the Department of Veterans Affairs.A union-busting bill, the VA Accountability First Act of 2017, initiated by Rep. David Roe (R-Tenn.), will destroy the basic rights of VA employees. The bill was passed on March 17 by the House vote of 368 to 55 and on June 6 by the Senate vote of 93-3. Both votes include so-called “labor’s friends” in the Democratic Party.The bill prevents union workers from using the full powers of the negotiated grievance procedure and binding arbitration to contest wrongful terminations, demotions and suspensions. It weakens these grievance processes to the point where they are almost meaningless. Workers are left with the “right” to file severely time-limited appeals with the Merit System Protection Board, which many workers refer to as the “Management Supervisors Protection Board”!To add insult to injury, the bill now bars administrative law judges from mitigating any discipline penalties imposed by the VA, like reducing a firing to a five-day suspension, even if the judge rules that the penalty was too harsh or without merit. (Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, June 24, 2015)Testifying before the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, American Federation of Government Employees President J. David Cox specified what VA workers will lose the following rights: the requirement of 30 days’ advance notice before imposing discipline, seven days to respond to the determination, having a representative present and obtaining an impartial third-party ruling. AFGE represents 230,000 VA employees.In violation of the Hatch Act, which prohibits politicization in hiring and political favoritism in the federal workforce, union advocates can now be targeted or framed up on spurious charges. The nebulous charge of “poor performer” can now be used as a weapon to fire an employee who may “offend” a supervisor who needs to be held accountable for aggressive abuse of power or other unjust behavior.The National Federation of Federal Employees and other federal unions are denouncing this so-called “revitalization” of the VA as not only an attack on workers but also a way to privatize the hospital system through the so-called “Free Choice Act.” Adrian Atizado, deputy national legislative director of the Disabled Veterans of America, stated that “even with the Choice program, veterans overwhelmingly prefer to use the VA.” (AFGE Week in Review, June 16)More union busting down the roadRight now, 76 percent of VA employees are union members. Previously, VA employees could only opt out of union membership on the anniversary of their hiring; now, they can opt out any time. The bill and other legislation targeting federal unions will also disproportionately impact African-American workers, who are 35 percent of the federal workforce and 30 percent of VA workers.Upcoming legislation proposed by Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.) will put “Official Time” — the time allowed union representatives to conduct union business while on the job without loss of pay — on the chopping block. Hice has an “innovative” way to destroy this protection: Union representatives will have their official time subtracted from their pensions when they retire. Official time is a precious benefit in both the public and private sector. It is used for negotiating contracts, addressing safety issues and being a strong, visible example that the union will protect worker rights.Also on the congressional agenda is the “pay for performance system” in which a supervisor can pay higher wages to “good” performers and lower wages to “poor” performers. This amounts to a subjective determination of who curries the bosses’ favors.But VA workers are not alone in their fightback. At Independence Mall in Philadelphia, Environmental Protection Agency employees joined protests on June 22 against cutbacks. Gary Morton, president of AFGE Local 3631, said: “Lead poisoning and soil poisoning — these are the unseen sources of pollution. The Trump administration does not believe in environmental justice and does not want your inner cities to be clean.” Federal workers, from the Social Security Administration, the VA, the EPA and the National Park Service, skipped their lunch break to join the protest. (, June 22)Federal workers need to rally together to hold more demonstrations and informational picket lines against this form of vicious capitalist austerity.last_img read more

Year on year increase on Donegal’s live register

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Newsx Adverts 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp By News Highland – May 11, 2010 Facebook WhatsApp Year on year increase on Donegal’s live register Pinterest Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firecenter_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter Previous articleMan acquitted on Derry robbery chargeNext article75 jobs finally coming on stream in Donegal Town News Highland Google+ Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal The number signing on the Live Register in Donegal at the end of April was 20,996, a rise of 2,638 on the same period last year. That’s a year on year increase of 14%, although the number was down slightly on March.In Letterkenny, there were 5,602 people signing on the live register at the end of April, a 21.5% rise on the same period last year. Dungloe saw similar increases signing on at the end of April with 2,237 on the register, a rise of 21.4%.Ballyshannon and Dunfanaghy also recorded increases, with a 16% increase of those signing in Ballyshannon compared to April 2009, while there was a 13.5% increase in Dunfanaghy.There was a 10.6% increase in Buncrana, a rise of 9.5% in both Ballybofey and Donegal Town, while the smallest rise of 4.5% was recorded in KIllybegs. Google+last_img read more

Rule 12(9) Of Kerala Wetland Rules Prima Facie Ultra Vires To Extent It Charges Fee Depending On Area Of Proposed Building: Kerala High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesRule 12(9) Of Kerala Wetland Rules Prima Facie Ultra Vires To Extent It Charges Fee Depending On Area Of Proposed Building: Kerala High Court Lydia Suzanne Thomas22 May 2021 12:10 AMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court has declared that Rule 12(9) of the Kerala Conservation of Paddy Land and Wetland Rules (Rules) is prima facie ultra vires its parent Act, the Kerala Conservation of Paddy Land and Wetland Act, 2008 (Act) in so far as it charges a fee depending on the area of buildings exceeding 3000 square feet proposed in ‘un-notified’ lands. Justice PB Suresh Kumar made this declaration on Tuesday, upon a writ petition filed by Abad Builders. Facts The petitioner-builder owns land within the limits of Kochi Corporation (the Corporation) measuring 17.62 Ares, of which 6.93 Ares was shown earlier in the revenue records as ‘nilam’ (wet land). This 6.93 Ares of land was however not notified as paddy land or wetland under the Act. Therefore, it became land described as ‘un-notified’ in terms of the provisions of the Act. Section 27A of the Act allows a person to apply to the Revenue Divisional Officer to utilise ‘un-notified’ land for other purposes. In light of this provision, predecessors of the petitioner were granted permission under Section 27A(1) of the Act to utilise this land for other purposes. Following this, the said land was reclassified in revenue records as ‘purayidom’ (dry land). Later, the petitioner purchased the land, obtaining a building permit from the Corporation for construction of a building in the land, having an area of 670.78 square meters. Subsequently, they submitted an application before the Corporation for a revised building permit for construction of a building having an area of 9274.44 square meters in the said land. The petitioner averred that since a portion of the land where the petitioner proposes to put up the building is an unnotified land in terms of the Act, the petitioner is obliged to pay Rs.100/- per square foot for the area of the building exceeding 3000 square feet in terms of Rule 12(9) of the Rules. The petitioner alleged that the Corporation is now insisting on a payment of fee for for the area of the building exceeding 3000 square feet as well as for processing their application. Aggrieved, the petitioner challenged Rule 12(9) to the extent it provides for levy of fee, arguing that it is ultra vires the provisions of the Act. As an interim relief, the petitioner had sought a direction to the Corporation to process the application without insisting payment of fee. Rule 12(9) and Section 27A of the Act Rule 12 (9) prescribes the fee payable for grant of permission under Section 27A (1) of the Act to utilize lands falling under the definition of ‘un-notified land’ for residential, commercial or other purpose. Rule 12(9) read with the schedule provides that fee shall be payable at the rate of Rs.100/- per square foot for the area of building exceeding 3000 square feet proposed in the land. Submissions The petitioner’s counsel Advocate BG Haridranath argued that since Section 27A empowered the competent authority to permit the utilization of un-notified lands for other purposes, levying a fee based on the area of the proposed building was not consistent with Section 27A or contemplated by the legislature. Therefore, the levy under Rule 12(9) on the basis of the area of the proposed building was ultra vires the Act. The Additional Advocate General emphasized that the Rule 12(9) was within the scope of Section 27A of the Act. He then pointed out that the predecessors of the petitioner were granted permission under Section 27A (1) of the Act subject to the condition that they would pay fee for the same as provided for under Rule 12(9) of the Rules. Since the petitioner’s predecessors had accepted the conditions under Section 27A and acted upon the same to get their land reclassified in revenue records, the petitioner was estopped from seeking the declaration sought for by them in the writ petition. The Court’s holding To determine whether the petitioner was entitled to interim relief, the Court decided to conduct a prima facie examination of constitutionality of the fee levy under Rule 12(9). Justice Suresh Kumar agreed that Section 27A of the Act is a provision intended to permit owners of un-notified lands to utilise the same for residential or commercial or other purposes. “The grant of permission provided for under Section 27A of the Act being a service rendered by Government officials to individuals, though not as a privilege, levy of a fee for the same cannot be said to be ultra vires the provisions of the Act. But, the pointed question is as to whether such a fee could be levied having regard to the area of the building proposed in such lands”, the Court posed. Holding that the requirement of a fee based on the building’s area was extraneous the purpose of Section 27A, the Court explained, “The permission contemplated under the said provision being a permission for utilisation of un-notified lands for residential or commercial or other purposes, after ensuring that user of the same would not in any manner undermine the object of the Act, the area of the building, if any, proposed by the applicant in the land is irrelevant and extraneous in the context of the statute, and levy of a fee for such permission on the basis of the area of the building proposed in the land cannot therefore be construed as one consistent with Section 27A and one contemplated by the legislature.” With this reasoning, the Court proceeded to take a prima facie view that the requirement for a fee for area of buildings exceeding 3000 square feet in un-notified lands was ultra vires. With respect to the Additional Advocate General’s contention relating to estoppel, the Court said, “…it is now settled that no estoppel can legitimate an action which is ultra vires, and the rule of estoppel is not available in respect of ultra vires acts of statutory body/authority..” Therefore, the Court allowed the petitioner’s interim relief, directing the Corporation to process the builder’s application without insisting upon a fee. “True, every rule is presumed to be intra vires and in a challenge against the rule on the ground that the same is ultra vires, an interim order is normally not issued. But, it is settled that if the Court finds that the rule is ex facie ultra vires the provisions of the Act, there cannot be an impediment in granting an interim relief in the matter,” the Court reasoned.The Court made clear that the arrangement would be subject to the final decision in the writ petition.CASE: ABAD BUILDERS v. STATE OF KERALAClick here to download the OrderTagsKerala Conservation of Paddy Lands and Wetlands Act Kerala Conservation of Paddy and Wetland Act 2008 Kerala High Court Justice PB Suresh Kumar Next Storylast_img read more

Update: Man arrested in Donegal following Derry robbery, remanded in custody

first_img Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Facebook Previous articleUlster Football Championship format to change from 2020Next articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday 16th April News Highland center_img WhatsApp A 25 year old man arrested by gardai in Donegal following a robbery in Derry on Saturday has been remanded in custody after appearing in court in Longford this afternoon.The man was detained in Inishowen at the weekend.The PSNI say they received a report that a shop on Culmore Road had been robbed at knifepoint at around 7.30pm on Saturday night.Witnesses reported that after the robber left the shop, he pulled his knife on a taxi driver, forcing him to take him across the border.Gardai were immediately contacted, and they located the taxi near Quigley’s Point.The suspect was arrested and a sum of money was also recovered from the vehicle.The PSNI say they understand that the taxi driver was assaulted during his ordeal and required eight staples to a head wound.Police have thanked the witnesses who were able to provide information that allowed police services on both sides of the border to liaise quickly and effectively to bring about the arrest.Earlier, Garda Superintendent Eugene McGovern said the arrest was the result of close co-operation between the PSNI and gardai. He said in the first instance, gardai have been investigation the alleged false imprisonment and assault of the taxi driver. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Update: Man arrested in Donegal following Derry robbery, remanded in custody DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – April 16, 2018 Twitter WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitterlast_img read more

‘There’s a lot of cars trapped’: Authorities release 911 calls from Florida bridge collapse

first_imgJoe Raedle/Getty Images(MIAMI) — Authorities in Florida have released several 911 calls witnesses made to emergency dispatchers when a newly erected pedestrian bridge collapsed onto traffic on a busy Miami street last week. As emergency dispatchers in Miami-Dade County began to receive calls about 1:30 p.m. on March 15, one of the first details witnesses called in were that cars were trapped underneath the concrete wreckage on the campus of Florida International University.“Is this 911? The bridge at FIU just collapsed on top of a lot of cars,” one woman says. “…There’s a lot of cars trapped.” Another panicked witness informed a dispatcher, “The bridge fell down at FIU!”The caller described the bridge as “the one that they just built.”Toward the end of each recording, the dispatcher calmly informs the caller that help is on the way. In several calls, the witness mentioned that police were already on the scene. Several calls were made in Spanish and required the use of an interpreter. Six people were killed and several more were injured in the collapse. The main portion of the bridge had been swung into place, using Accelerated Bridge Construction, just five days before it collapsed. The bridge was intended to make a safer passage across Miami’s Southwest 8th Avenue at 109th Street, a seven-lane intersection where a student pedestrian was killed last year.Workers were adjusting two of the bridge’s tension roads when the span collapsed, the NTSB said this week. A worker from FIGG Bridge Engineers had tried to inform the Florida Department of Transportation days before the bridge fell that he noticed cracking on the bridge but added that he was not concerned from a safety perspective, the FDOT said.The employee for whom the voicemail was intended for was not in the office at the time of the call and did not receive the message until he returned, the day after the collapse, the FDOT said.Multiple lawsuits claiming negligence and wrongful death have been filed against the companies involved in the construction, oversight and design of the bridge on behalf of injured and deceased victims.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Hidden camera found in boy’s bathroom at elementary school, food worker arrested

first_imgStratol/iStock(EL CAMPO, Texas) — A food worker at a Texas elementary school has been arrested after allegedly placing a small hidden camera inside a boy’s bathroom.Scott Gelardi, a 42-year-old contract Aramark food worker at Northside Elementary School in El Campo, Texas, was arrested as he arrived to work on Tuesday morning after a police investigation using school video surveillance footage identified Gelardi as the suspect.The El Campo Independent School District said that maintenance workers found the hidden camera while carrying out routine maintenance to the building and, according to ABC News’ Houston station KTRK-TV, the camera allegedly contained video and photos of unknown students in the bathroom.“El Campo Independent School District (ECISD) is saddened, disturbed, and angered by the alleged actions of this individual. We thank and applaud the El Campo Police Department for its work related to this incident,” the ECISD said in a press release.According to KTRK, investigators have also searched the suspect’s apartment in Rosenberg, Texas.None of the children involved have been identified and there is no evidence that Gelardi had any physical contact with the children. Additionally, Northside Elementary School conducted an extensive search on all of the other bathrooms and no other devices were discovered.According to El Campo Police Department, Gelardi has since been charged with possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony, and possession of child pornography with the intent to promote, a second-degree felony.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more