Guinea Insurance Plc (GUINEA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Guinea Insurance Plc (GUINEA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Guinea Insurance Plc (GUINEA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Guinea Insurance Plc (GUINEA.ng) 2016 annual report.Company ProfileGuinea Insurance Plc is a composite insurance company in Nigeria offering products for life and pension, general business and special risks cover. The company is one of the most highly capitalised companies in the insurance industry in Nigeria. General Accident cover includes burglary and housebreaking, electronic theft and malfunctions, public liability, professional indemnity, personal/group accident, all risk insurance, goods-in-transit and health travel insurance. Fire and Special Perils cover includes industrial all risk, consequential loss, home owners and fire and special perils insurance. Engineering cover includes machinery breakdown, plant all risk, contractor all risk and erection all risk insurance. Guinea Insurance Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Guinea Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) 2018 annual report.Company ProfileDangote Cement Plc manufactures, packages and distributes cement and related products for the limestone mining, coal production and property investment sectors in Nigeria and the rest of Africa. The company has operations in Nigeria, Benin and Ghana, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia and exports internationally. Dangote Cement Plc operates the largest cement plant in sub-Saharan Africa, the Obajana Cement Plant. Cement bagged and distributed by Dangote Cement Plc is required of the limestone mining, coal production and property investment sectors. Formerly known as Obajana Cement Plc, the company changed its name to Dangote Cement Plc in 2010. The company is a subsidiary of Dangote Industries Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Dangote Cement Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Collaborators:Jesús Urdánoz, Maddi Amatriain, Paula Ibáñez, Marta Arrieta, Charo MonjeStructures:Luis SaldañaBuilding Facilities:Naven IngenierosConstruction:Construcciones AbaigarClient:Ute Abaigar LsProject Architects:Luis Tabuenca, Fermín Saralegui, Mikel ChalezquerSite Manager:Alex MorteSite Supervisor:Salvador MendiriCity:PamplonaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. The project comprises three buildings acting as a unit within a complete block of the New Extension of Pamplona, located south of the city and known as Lezkairu Plan. This circumstance enables a joint and uniform design for the entire unit, and the detailed design of the space for private use provided inside.Two of the buildings have a linear typology. They form an “L” shape closing the plot to the north, with 8 levels plus an attic to the northwest, and 6 floors plus an attic to the northeast.Save this picture!© Imagina2 Visualization StudioRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADThe connection of both buildings is produced in the north corner, without both buildings touching each other except for some light terraces, achieving an apparent continuity on the exterior elevations.The third block, with 11 levels plus an attic, has a tower typology. It is isolated on the south corner, defining the last of the four directions of the block.This spatial organization optimizes solar gain in the main rooms of the homes, while creating an internal space with optimal orientation.Save this picture!© Imagina2 Visualization StudioInterior UrbanizationThe interior space is private. It has three controlled pedestrian accesses and one vehicular access for the occasional entry of emergency vehicles.The main pedestrian access is through a porch on the ground floor of the tower, where all entry control facilities to the homes of the three blocks are centralized.These dwellings are distributed in six portals that can only be accessed from the interior urbanization, which is designed as a meeting space zoned for different uses.Save this picture!© Imagina2 Visualization StudioGround FloorThe ground floor is mainly intended for shops, access to housing, facilities, and a community area.Save this picture!© Imagina2 Visualization StudioUpper LevelsThe upper levels are for housing, hosting various programs and distributions. In them, the day rooms (kitchen, dining, living room) are visually interconnected through glass elements creating a more fluid space.Save this picture!PlanFacadesWe propose a project with the character of a single unit, applying the same design, color and materials criteria for the entire building complex.The facade to the south becomes a changing element that reflects different times of day through the contrasts of shadows generated by overhangs and vertical panels, reflections on the glass blurring the outer skin with sky in the afternoon, or lighting that emphasizes elements of the project such as the vertical core of the tower or the entrance hall. We have taken great care to implement energy efficient solutions:The north facing facades are ventilated, without cantilevers, eaves or terraces, with a succession of voids as a protection against the weather elements. In contrast, the south facades are open to the light and views with large cantilevered terraces on all floors along the entire perimeter, to encourage their use and ensure protection against solar radiation in summer and allow heat gain in winter.Save this picture!© Imagina2 Visualization StudioProject gallerySee allShow lessNational University Of Ireland, Galway / PayetteSelected ProjectsA Seductive Abstraction: Architecture & Photography’s Tacit PactArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Pamplona, Navarre, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeTabuenca SaraleguiOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsPamplonaSpainPublished on April 24, 2014Cite: “106 Dwellings in Pamplona / Tabuenca Saralegui” [106 Viviendas Unidad Básica en Pamplona / Tabuenca Saralegui] 24 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Japan Year: Consultants:S3 Associates Inc.Architect In Charge:Satoru UmeharaCity:KyotoCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Yasushi IchikawaRecommended ProductsLightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGLightsLonghiLamp – AkilelePorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapText description provided by the architects. The site is located in Kitashirakawa, Kyoto adjacent to a stream, the Higashiyama mountains with its ‘Daimonji’ of ‘Gozan-no-Okuribi’ (a summer event in Kyoto) and has distant views to Hieizan mountains. The site overlooks open-spaces both across the street where the local university has a botanical garden, and adjoining where a children’s playground is situated. Together the two open spaces turn the site into a corner block.Save this picture!© Yasushi IchikawaHow can architecture respond to such a site?; As a response, I saw the roof as is an important contextual element within the area and develop it as a concept. In this quiet residential area, there are narrow streets with a mix of old and new houses, in which their appearance and roof forms are diverse. As an approach to the context, I selected an appropriate roof for both the program and the site and made a study. As a result, I decided to choose simple sloped roof with a ridge in a diagonal line. The roof form was eventually deliberated and discussed in a design review panel as the shape was unprecedented within the strict design guidelines of Kyoto. The roof form was eventually approved as it demonstrated that despite the house’s scale, it considered the urban context and conformed to the stultifying regulations of Kyoto.Save this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Yasushi IchikawaSave this picture!Floor PlanThe house is for a family of 4 people. The main spaces are open to form a single space and act as the hub of second floor where the family spends most of their time. The space is connected to the third floor and a loft by a void, which is covered by a large ceiling projecting from a terrace. It is possible to live in this central space while feeling all the signs of family life with the blind spots made by floor slabs with different levels, kitchen and stairs. This simple framework, which allows the space to stand out, details were planned minutely providing the house with consistency and coherence to the design.Save this picture!© Yasushi IchikawaA “band” attached to four sides on the second floor is used as a cabinet and a bay window that creates a space for planting, the display of objects, as well as a bench and a peak. This band reinterprets the traditional ‘En’(veranda-like), ‘Shoin’(study-like) and ‘Toko’(alcove-like) ‘Degoushi’(grilled oriel-like) and transforms an abundant residential configuration into expansiveness space, that acts both physically and psychologically. The “bands” depth thickens the boundary of the wall making the division between in-and-out ambiguous.Save this picture!© Yasushi IchikawaThe eyes scan rove across planting on a terrace and a peak, cherry blossoms in children’s playground, university botanical garden and far mountains, and not just the borrowed scenery from an opened window. In this house the family is living while feeling body movement, a diffuse vision and the experimental links every day act on the unconsciousness.Satoru Umehara / UME architectsSave this picture!© Yasushi IchikawaProject gallerySee allShow less151 dwellings in ZAC du Pré Gauchet / a/LTASelected ProjectsAD Interviews: Amale Andraos and Dan Wood / WORKacInterviews Share Houses The Corner House in Kitashirakawa / UME architects TEN Planning ArchDaily Architects: UME architects Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyHouses•Kyoto, Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/781217/the-corner-house-in-kitashirakawa-ume-architects Clipboard Projects The Corner House in Kitashirakawa / UME architectsSave this projectSaveThe Corner House in Kitashirakawa / UME architects Photographs 2015 Year: 2015 Constructor: “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/781217/the-corner-house-in-kitashirakawa-ume-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Yasushi Ichikawa+ 32 Share photographs: Yasushi IchikawaPhotographs: Yasushi Ichikawa CopyAbout this officeUME architectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKyotoJapanPublished on January 31, 2016Cite: “The Corner House in Kitashirakawa / UME architects” 30 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Electrical retailer Dixons Group plc is to launch a campaign to raise £450,000 for ChildLine, NCH and Teenage Cancer Trust.The new campaign, called Young Futures, runs for 18 months and will be promoted in all Dixons, Currys, PC World and The Link stores from 1 October 2004.The company will fundraise through the sale of Christmas key rings and licensed pin badges throughout its 1,150 UK stores. Staff will also be involved in individual and in-store fundraising activities which will be matched pound for pound by Head Office, up to £300 per activity. Advertisement Clare Brine, group community relations manager, said: “in addition to the support we give to community groups and small charities through The Dixons Foundation – £875,000 in 2004 – each year our 30,000 UK staff have the opportunity to vote for a national charity or a consortium of charities to support under the banner ‘Charity of the Year’. During 2003, the European Year of Disabled People, Dixon’s raised £440,000 for four disability charities – the Parkinson’s Disease Society, Headway (the Brain Injury Association), the Down’s SyndromeAssociation and Action for Blind People. Eve Audis has been appointed campaign coordinator for Young Futures and willtake up her role as liaison between the three charities and the Dixons Groupon 1 November 2004. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Dixons Group selects three UK youth charities to support 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. 21 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 September 2004 | News
The half-day event is designed to give the latest practical advice on how to make the most of Gift Aid. There is no charge for delegates to attend.Although we’ve had double the number of anticipated delegates register, we have made arrangements to accommodate them. However, if you would like to join us on the day you can still register to do so. Only registered delegates will be admitted on the day. Howard Lake | 25 November 2005 | News 19 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis UK Fundraising’s Perfect Pitch – Gift Aid event next Tuesday has now been finalised with details of companies presenting and their timings.The timetable of organisations presenting at Perfect Pitch – Gift Aid on Tuesday 29 November has now been published.As well as presentations from HM Revenue and Customs, Blackbaud, Bmycharity, GAIN, and Charities Aid Foundation, there will also be a series of exhibition stands from these organisations and others. Participating standholders include MissionFish and Fisk Brett. Advertisement Perfect Pitch – Gift Aid timetable of presentations published 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.
The National Pork Board disagrees with the portrayal of pork production shown in a video produced by Mercy for Animals and released on Wednesday. The National Pork Board and the pig farmers of America have a deep commitment and responsibility to the welfare of the animals we raise. “Pig farmers have a strong track record of animal husbandry practices that have been developed with the help of research on what is best for the animal. And as an industry, we are always seeking to improve those practices,” said Conley Nelson, a farmer and pig-production executive from Algona, Iowa, who also is president of the National Pork Board. “Christensen Farms has always exemplified that commitment and we support their efforts to further investigate this video to ensure the farm’s employees and practices remain at the standards we all expect.”An independent panel of scientists and ethicists who reviewed the video concluded there were no signs of animal abuse or neglect. “Raising animals for food is not an easy job, but it’s one we are passionate about. It is also complicated,” Conley said. “Rather than basing judgments on a grainy, heavily edited video , we urge consumers to seek out more information. For example, many of the practices shown in this latest hidden camera video are described in great detail in two videos on our website, A Good End for Pigs and Castration and Tail Docking of Piglets.” SHARE National Pork Board Responds to Mercy for Animals Video Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Jul 18, 2012 Previous articleDrought ’12 Setting Records for Poorest CropsNext articleUSDA Designates an Additional 39 Counties in 8 States as Primary Natural Disaster Areas Due to Worsening Drought Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News National Pork Board Responds to Mercy for Animals Video Source: National Pork Board The National Pork Board has responsibility for Checkoff-funded research, promotion and consumer information projects and for communicating with pork producers and the public. Through a legislative national Pork Checkoff, pork producers invest $0.40 for each $100 value of hogs sold. Importers of pork products contribute a like amount, based on a formula. The Pork Checkoff funds national and state programs in advertising, consumer information, retail and foodservice marketing, export market promotion, production improvement, technology, swine health, pork safety and environmental management. For information on Checkoff-funded programs, pork producers can call the Pork Checkoff Service Center at (800) 456-7675 or check the Internet at www.pork.org. SHARE “Animal care can be a personal and emotional issue for many consumers-particularly when presented through a video that is designed to stimulate a negative reaction. The way that we raise pigs today, however, has evolved as we’ve worked to improve food safety, environmental protection, and animal care. These principles should continue to guide any decision made about the best way to care for our animals.” “While top veterinary experts confirm that the methods we use today are scientifically sound and humane, we know that we must continue working to improve the way that we raise and care for our animals. We have invested millions of farmer checkoff dollars into improving animal welfare-including evaluating new sow housing options and more humane methods of euthanasia. We urge those companies and organizations that care about improving animal welfare to join us in this important initiative.”
Previous articleThiago struggles to adapt in tough start to Liverpool careerNext articleJaguar Land Rover: Mit „Reimagine“ die Zukunft des modernen Luxus und neuartigen Designs neu gestalten Digital AIM Web Support Facebook TAGS Local NewsStateUS News Pinterest WhatsApp The mass vaccination clinic put on by Medical Center Hospital and the City of Odessa at Ratliff Stadium is seen covered in snow and ice Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021 in Midland, Texas. Subfreezing temperatures are expected in all of Texas, according to the National Weather Service, and snowfall totals of up to 8 inches (20 centimeters) are forecast in the Dallas area. Up to 2 inches (5 centimeters) could fall in the Houston area. Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 15, 2021 WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Twitter Power cut across Texas as snow, ice blanket southern Plains
Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Previous: Now That a Real-Estate Developer is President-Elect . . . Next: Confidence in the Economy is Surging Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: GSEs Housing Finance Reform Kroll Bond Ratings Agency Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / KBRA: Don’t Remove Government Backing from Mortgages Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Print This Post GSEs Housing Finance Reform Kroll Bond Ratings Agency 2017-01-10 Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago KBRA: Don’t Remove Government Backing from Mortgages Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Nearly every stakeholder on both sides of the political aisle agrees that the government’s eight-years-long-and-counting conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should end. They just can’t agree on how it should end.Various theories exist as to the best way to end the conservatorship. Many papers have been published on the topic, and several legislative actions have been proposed in the last few years, though none have gained any significant headway.One school of thought says that privatizing the GSEs would be the best answer, suggested by Treasury Secretary Nominee Steve Mnuchin; another says that the best solution is to liquidate them, as suggested by House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas). Some have called for the GSEs to be recapitalized and released from conservatorship.Kroll Bond Ratings Agency (KBRA) in a new paper titled “Housing Reform 2017: Can the GSEs Be Privatized?” contends that government backing of securities issued by the GSEs is essential for the existence of a forward “to be announced” market which reduces lenders’ interest rate risk and consumers’ costs.“The privatization of the GSEs implies, in the short term at least, a significant decrease in the financing available to the U.S. housing market,” KBRA Senior Managing Director Christopher Whalen wrote. “In the absence of a TBA market, no coupon would be high enough to support the entire range of demand for mortgage finance, only pockets of higher quality loans as with the jumbo mortgage market today.”The mortgage market in the U.S. is worth approximately $10 trillion, about half of which is held by large commercial banks. Non-banks account for the rest, but they would be marginalized without a TBA market to hedge interest rate risk, according to KBRA.“While privatization may seem desirable in terms of protecting taxpayers, the functional reality is that the GSEs today perform functions that the private markets are unwilling to provide, at least at current levels of mortgage interest rates and equity returns,” Whalen said. “[T]he GSEs take market and credit risk that private investors have so far been unwilling to bear. With respect to the credit risk, today there is no significant market for taking first loss risk on single family mortgages other than prime loans held in portfolio on the balance sheets of depository institutions.”KBRA contends that if the GSEs are privatized, non-banks would be unable to fund the production of residential mortgage loans unless the U.S. adopted the mortgage model used in Denmark, which featurs 100 percent variable rate notes.Unless the U.S. moved to the Danish model with 100% variable rate notes, no nonbank could fund the production of home mortgages efficiently and commercial banks are unlikely to pick up the slack for the reasons discussed above. If non-banks are removed from the mortgage loan equation, commercial banks would be unlikely to move in and take their market share, according to KBRA.Click here to view the complete paper from KBRA. January 10, 2017 1,406 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe
Top Stories[Breaking] Prashant Bhushan Contempt Case : SC Registry Rejects Impleadment Application Filed By 16 Civil Society Activists LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK4 Aug 2020 7:34 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court registry rejected the impleadment application filed by 16 civil society activists in the contempt case against Prashant Bhushan, citing the SC judgment in the case of Justice CS Karnan, which held that contempt is a matter strictly between the Court and the contemnor.”In view of the observations of this Hon’ble Court as quoted hereinabove, there appears to be no reasonable…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 Supreme Court registry rejected the impleadment application filed by 16 civil society activists in the contempt case against Prashant Bhushan, citing the SC judgment in the case of Justice CS Karnan, which held that contempt is a matter strictly between the Court and the contemnor.”In view of the observations of this Hon’ble Court as quoted hereinabove, there appears to be no reasonable cause to receive the instant application for registration. I accordingly lodge the same under the provisions of Order CV Rule 5 of the Supreme Court Rules, 2013″, stated the order passed by Registrar.SC registry rejects the impleadment application filed by 16 civil society activists in the contempt case against Prashant Bhushan, citing the SC judgment in the case of Justice CS Karnan, which held that contempt is a matter strictly between the Court and the contemnor. pic.twitter.com/gtJujjYSWX— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) August 4, 2020The intervention application was filed by 16 activists in the suo motu contempt proceedings pending against Prashant Bhushan before the Supreme Court.The applicants, through Advocate Prasanna S., have stated that expressing opinion about functioning of the constitutional judiciary or any other public institution is a constitutionally guaranteed right. Thus, initiation of contempt proceedings against Bhushan for his tweets criticizing the Judiciary has a ‘chilling effect’ on the right to exercise freedom of speech and violates the rights enshrined in Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution.They have urged the Top Court to allow debate and discussion regarding its functioning without those expressing their honest opinion fearing “retribution” of criminal contempt.”The initiation of contempt proceedings against the expression of legitimate concerns in the Alleged Contemnor’s tweets, will have a chilling effect on honest critical expression, not just by him but by all members of the general public who have an interest in the country’s democracy and the Rule of Law,” the application states.It is pointed out that most functioning democracies such as the USA and the UK have circumscribed the concept of criminal contempt and even the Indian Courts should interpret the provision, Section 2(c) of the Contempt of Courts Act, keeping with the ‘march of the law’.The Applicants include activists Aruna Roy, Anjali Bhardwaj, Nikhil Dey, Dr.Syeda Saiyidain Hameed and Paul Divakar; former civil servants, Deb Mukharji and Wajahat Habibullah; Professors at JNU, Jayati Ghosh and Prabhat Patnaik; ex-Secretary in Ministry of Power and Finance, EAS Sarma; journalist P. Sainat; classical musician TM Krishna; etc.Last week, a bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra issued notice to Advocate Prashant Bhushan, asking him to show cause as to why contempt of court proceedings should not be initiated against him over his tweets on judiciary.On Monday, Bhushan responded to the notice stating that bonafide criticism of the manner and the functioning of the Supreme Court, ‘however outspoken, undesirable and unpalatable’ it is, cannot constitute contempt of court.’Raising Concerns About The Manner In Which 4 CJIs Have Used Or Failed to Use Their Powers Doesn’t Amount To Contempt’ : Bhushan’s Reply In SCEarlier, former judges, former senior government officials, ambassadors, activists and academics had also expressed solidarity with Bhushan and they said that initiation of criminal contempt proceedings against him, over his tweets on judiciary amounts to “stifling criticism”.’Initiation Of Contempt Appears To Be An Attempt At Stifling Criticism’: Former Judges/ Govt Officials/ Activists Express Solidarity With Prashant Bhushan”In the past few years, serious questions have been raised about the reluctance of the Supreme Court to play its constitutionally mandated role as a check on governmental excesses and violations of fundamental rights of people by the state…The initiation of contempt proceedings against Mr. Bhushan who had articulated some of these concerns in his tweets, appears to be an attempt at stifling such criticism, not just by Prashant Bhushan but by all stakeholders in the Indian democratic and constitutional setup. We believe the institution must address these genuine concerns,” the statement read. Next Story