First Mutual Holdings Limited (FMHL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2008 abridged results.For more information about First Mutual Holdings Limited (FMHL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Mutual Holdings Limited (FMHL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Mutual Holdings Limited (FMHL.zw) 2008 abridged results.Company ProfileThe Group has more than a hundred years of serving Zimbabwe by provision of economic dignity though its strategic business units. We have diverse interests in life assurance, health insurance, short term insurance; short term re-insurance; long term re-insurance; wealth management, property sector, funeral services and microfinance housed under the following subsidiaries; First Mutual Life, First Mutual Health, NicozDiamond Insurance, First Mutual Reinsurance, FMRE Property & Casualty (Botswana), First Mutual Wealth Management, First Mutual Properties, First Mutual Funeral Services and First Mutual Microfinance. First Mutual Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange.
Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd (MSIL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd (MSIL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd (MSIL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd (MSIL.mu) 2012 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileMauritius Secondary Industries Limited is based in Mauritius that specialises in the rethreading of tyres as well as the renting out of commercial space, offices and industrial buildings. Mauritius Secondary Industries Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Access Bank Ghana (ACCESS.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Access Bank Ghana (ACCESS.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Access Bank Ghana (ACCESS.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Access Bank Ghana (ACCESS.gh) 2019 abridged results.Company ProfileAccess Bank Ghana is a leading financial institution in Ghana providing banking products and services for the institutional, commercial, business banking, treasury and personal banking segments. Its product offering ranges from current and savings accounts to vehicle and personal loans, banking services for women and private individuals, funds transfers and cardless banking. Access Bank Ghana provides relationship management services for corporate clients as well as corporate and structured finance services and investment and asset management services. Other services offered relate to cash management, trade finance, LPO financing, receivables discounting, leasing services and other major business transactions. The company is a subsidiary of Access Bank Plc. It operates 132 branches in the major towns and cities of Ghana, and has its headquarters in the capital city, Accra. Access Bank Ghana is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Knoxville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate Diocese of Nebraska Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Collierville, TN July 1, 2015 at 8:55 am Would have loved to be present myself, because I KNOW how it felt to be there! So good to see Louie, Ernest, Susan and Bishop Gene, along with all the others I know were there. A blessed company indeed. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Tags Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release By Sharon Sheridan Posted Jun 30, 2015 Comments (1) Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Tampa, FL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Participants in the Integrity Eucharist at the 2015 General Convention included, from left, House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Jennings, the Rev. Canon Russell of All Saints in Pasadena, California, retired Diocese of New Hampshire Bishop Gene Robinson, Integrity founder Louie Crew Clay and his husband Ernest Clay. Photo: Sharon Sheridan/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] In a colorful and festive Eucharist, members of the Episcopal LGBT community and its supporters celebrated the pioneers and victories of the past 40 years while looking ahead to the work yet to be tackled.An estimated 1,200 to 1,500 worshipers attended the triennial Integrity Eucharist at General Convention, held for the first time in the convention’s main worship space.The organization honored its founder, Louie Crew Clay, with a biographical tribute video and a presentation by the president of the House of Deputies, the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings.“Many of us here tonight have never known an Episcopal Church without a strong, steady voice supporting LGBTQ people,” Jennings said. As the church has moved toward full inclusion of all people, “sometimes wandering deep in the wilderness, sometimes walking backward … we have had Louie to guide us.”She cited his accomplishments, including serving a term on Executive Council, being “one of the most-respected members of the house” during six stints as a deputy from the Diocese of Newark and helping the church move into the age of social media to foster communication, love and community.“Louie was social media before there was social media,” she said. “His Facebook posts are funny, poignant and profound.”“I’m proud to say Louie is my friend,” she said. “I am honored to present you with the House of Deputies medal on behalf of your distinguished, creative, courageous, persistent, prophetic service and witness to The Episcopal Church that you love so dearly.”Crew, who attended with his husband Ernest, exhorted worshipers: “You love Jesus – say, ‘Amen.’ You love the church – say, ‘Amen.’ If you’re grateful to General Convention and to The Episcopal Church for the welcome – say, ‘Amen.’“Celebrate,” he said. “But we have so much more work to do.”Diocese of California Bishop Marc Handley Andrus, celebrant at the Integrity Eucharist, left, and Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop Suffragan Mary Douglas Glasspool greet Presiding Bishop-elect Michael Bruce Curry of the Diocese of North Carolina after the June 29 worship service. Photo: Sharon Sheridan/Episcopal News ServiceMillions of people do not know that kind of love and welcome, he said, urging the congregation to be evangelical, “so that others near you … who feel unwelcome and unloved can share what you’re experiencing in this wholeness, in this sense of church with them.”The evening’s preacher, Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop Suffragan Mary D. Glasspool, described some of the significant news events of the past week, from the U.S. Supreme Court’s upholding of the Affordable Care Act and “making marriage equality the law of the land” to President Barack Obama’s eulogy for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney and “eight other martyrs killed at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.”General Convention experienced the election of its first African-American presiding bishop, North Carolina Bishop Michael Bruce Curry, and a march against gun violence that demonstrated “that we can do as well as debate. In addition to tongues, we have legs and wheels, and we need to use both,” she said.“The president of the House of Deputies said in her excellent sermon on Friday that translation is an important part of the work we are called to do, translating great and glorious visions into concrete reality,” said Glasspool. “I’d like to add to that. I believe that redefining is also an important part of the work we are called to do, as in redefining marriage. And I think we got to this point of redefining marriage by redefining two other very common words: ‘home’ and ‘family.’ ”Weaving together the stories of the Odyssey (former English professor Crew nodded and smiled at her reference to dactylic hexameter), her own life and Jesus, Glasspool explored the traditional meanings of home and family, and how Jesus expansively redefined them.“For Jesus, ‘home’ meant many things. He was born in Bethlehem; grew up in Nazareth; [was] ‘at home’ in Capernaum,” she said. “He left home to bring forward the reign of God: to confront demons and exorcise them; to preach, teach, and heal people of their diseases and brokenness; and to show people a much more tangible and concrete way to be with God. Because ultimately, ‘home’ for Jesus was not as much a ‘where’ as it was a ‘when.’“‘Home’ for Jesus was when he was with God – and that seemed to be, in some way, all the time. Yet there was still a sense in which Jesus and all of Scripture made a distinction between a temporal, earthly home and an eternal home with God, who is beyond time and place.”Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop Suffragan Mary Douglas Glasspool preaches at the June 29 Integrity Eucharist at General Convention 2015. Photo: Sharon Sheridan/Episcopal News ServiceFamily, for Jesus, “was not as much a ‘who’ as it was a ‘whoever.’ ‘Family’ for Jesus was whoever did the will of God: his disciples, present and future,” she said. “This presents a challenge to the church. … We need to understand that Jesus’ family does not look like our own blood-related and adopted families. Jesus’ family has all sorts of weird and wonderful, broken and diseased people in it. Jesus’ family is born through the waters of baptism and nourished by Jesus’ own blood.”Glasspool concluded: “’Home’” is not so much where as when we’re with God. ‘Family’ is not so much who as whoever does the will of God. Which still leaves us with this adventure we call ‘life.’ It is God’s gift to us. It’s the journey from God and to God. It’s everything we do and all who we are, from birth to death and beyond, including fighting man-eating giants and facing those who would seduce us away from the great adventure. It’s rage and grief and joy and wonder and sorrow and hope and love. It’s marrying the person we love and are committed to and want to spend our entire lives with. It’s leaving home and returning home. With smokers and drinkers and priests and sinners and saints. With family. At home.“Jesus was right. The Apostle Paul was right. You are right, Louie Clay Crew. ‘Faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.’ ”— Sharon Sheridan is part of the Episcopal News Service team covering General Convention. 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“Since the earliest days of my administration, we’ve never shied away from tackling the most challenging issues. One example: is how we’ve taken on the national opioid crisis.in 2015 I convened the orange county heroin task force bringing together community leaders and experts in the areas of healthcare, law enforcement, treatment, education, and prevention. that collaboration resulted in changes to our approach to treatment and prevention of this deadly opioid epidemic. Because of our efforts, I had the honor of being called to Washington to testify before both the house and senate subcommittees. One of the most tangible results of this effort is that life-saving Naloxone is now carried by all Orange County and Orlando law enforcement officers– not just our EMT or medical personnel. Another outcome of the heroin task force is that the state has adopted our recommendation to make naloxone available without a prescription.School/Church Shootings: Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. She also remembered that tragic day in 2016 when 49 people lost their lives at Pulse Nightclub.“Our community endured a nightmare that none of us could ever have imagined, when in the early morning hours of June 12, 2016, the Pulse nightclub was attacked. There’s really no way to sum up the impact of that tragedy, or the depth of heartbreak and loss that so many have experienced – especially within our LGBTQ, LatinX and Hispanic communities. But as overwhelming as the loss was, the response of our community was equally overwhelming. never would I have imagined the outpouring of love and unity, or the depth of our strength and resilience. As a community, we share a commitment to make sure the whole world never forgets our 49 pulse angels.”Opioids: Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter She also highlighted two hurricanes that rocked Orange County in 2017. She also took time in the address to look back and reflect on the difficult economic place where it all began. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply We’ve also worked tirelessly to nurture an environment that supports good jobs, because hand in hand with crucial factors like housing, health and education, good jobs are foundational to the strength of our families. While the private sector creates jobs, it IS the job of government to create a welcoming environment and to help provide the tools for success. I’m so proud that by working together, we’re seeing measurable, sustainable outcomes: Since the height of the recession, we’ve experienced a dramatic decline in Orange County’s unemployment rate, dropping from 10.7% when I took office to a current rate of 3.2%. During that same period, Orange County has added 160,000 new jobs, and won 50 new projects.Infrastructure: “And with regard to your county commission, Less than two weeks ago, we took another important public safety step by closing the notorious “gunshow loophole.” We did this through the unanimous passage of an ordinance that requires criminal background checks, and a 3-day waiting period for everyone who purchases a firearm at a gunshow, flea market or firearms exhibit- a requirement that otherwise only applied if you are purchasing a firearm from a licensed gun dealer. Public safety will no doubt continue to be a challenge and a top priority. but let’s not forget what sets us apart in addressing tough issues like these… it’s our ability to collaborate, to set aside partisan politics, egos and any other barriers to ensuring that the safey and welfare of our citizens and residentsalways comes first.”Affordable Housing:Of course, we’re not alone in this – the lack of affordable housing is a national issue. To make real AND sustainable progress, we brought all the key regional players together – including planners, technical advisors, builders, and developers – to offer recommendations for a regional, collaborative approach to affordable housing. We’ll be rolling out our Affordable Housing Executive Summary and Recommendations that will serve as the blueprint for central florida and may well serve as a guide for other communities. In addition to housing to help low-income families and individuals succeed, we’ve focused an entire range of strategic resources on our proud communities in need of more support. And every one of these initiatives has succeeded because of the vision and commitment of our board of county commissioners, our staff, our partners and YOU.Employment: Before a capacity crowd at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs delivered her eighth and final State of the County Address.The program lasted a little over an hour, with Jacobs delivering a 4,680-word address in just under 30 minutes.Among the crowd was 57 announced former and current officials both elected and appointed from as far away as Haiti. Locally, they included State Representative (District 45) Kamia Brown, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings, newly appointed District 2 Orange County Commissioner Rod Love, District 7 School Board member Christine Moore, and newly elected Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson.Love, who was appointed to the Commission by Governor Rick Scott on April 27th, was pleased with Jacobs’ address.Orange County Commissioner Rod Love“Mayor Jacobs State of the County address exemplifies the extraordinaryleadership of the Central Florida community. As she spoke, her wordsresonated with a correlation of facts, results and ultimately what every dayCentral Floridians aspire, to live, work and raise a family in a communitythat welcomes hard work and rewards intellectual and sweat equity.”Nelson, who was sworn-in as Mayor of Apopka on April 23rd, was also optimistic about the state of Orange County.“The county is doing great. Tourism is up to 72-million visitors annually. The budget is in good shape. We have added employees since the first time since the great recession. Revenues are up and spending is down. We’re in a really good spot.”Jacobs spoke on a range of topics, including the economy, employment, infrastructure, hurricanes, school shootings, gun violence, pulse nightclub, and affordable housing. She began with her goals at the beginning of her first term as mayor.Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson“I knew that as Mayor, I wanted to create an era of robust transparency, real public engagement, and unparalleled trust. I knew that I wanted to create that culture within Orange County Government. I knew that despite a recession, I wanted to create an environment in which opportunity was available to all of our residents, and where our young people, entrepreneurs and businesses of all types could flourish.” “When we were faced with two years of serious hurricane threats – including the back to back Hurricanes Maria and Irma, we didn’t need to ask our staff or residents for cooperation…. this community responded seamlessly and generously – a true embodiment of our “neighbors helping neighbors” spirit. From providing assistance to Hurricane Harvey flood victims in Texas to welcoming storm-battered evacuees from Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, our actions demonstrated our culture of compassion and collaboration! Together we weathered these storms.” TAGS2018 State of the County Address Previous articleBudget workshops still on pace for JuneNext articleA healthy diet isn’t always possible for low-income Americans, even when they get SNAP benefits Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here And accompanying our robust economy, how about the extraordinary transformation that is taking place on our roads. Over the next five years, the region will invest nearly $12 billion dollars in Central Florida’s massive transportation system with improvements on the I-4 Ultimate and Beyond, the opening of SunRail phase 2, expansion of the Orlando International Airport and, through the Expressway Authority, the completion of the Wekiva Parkway. Not only are we in the midst of massive regional transportation improvements, within the next five years, through Orange County’s $200 million dollar INVEST program, more than 200 miles of key local roads will be constructed, improved, widened or rebuilt.The upshot of these and so many other strategies?Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to declare the state of Orange County is STRONG. In reflecting on this amazing era of recovery, discovery and transformation, I believe we have truly become the best place to live, work and raise a family. Working with each of you, and with so many others throughout Central Florida and our state, has been the honor and privilege of a lifetime. May God Bless each of you and all those who stand in support of Orange County.” “While the opioid epidemic has had a devastating and deadly impact on communities across our nation, perhaps the most unimaginable public safety crisis we face today is the threat occurring in our most cherished institutions, our schools and places of worship. Until recently these were considered safe havens, untouchable by evil. Tragically, this morning in Texas, another school shooting occurred. And while it’s too early to fully understand what occurred or why, we do know that lives were lost and our hearts break with each family, each friend affected. Let us pause for a moment of silence. We know that every child, every parent, every teacher, every one of us is affected by this loss. As school districts rush to harden their campuses and lawmakers grapple with how to address gun violence, we: your board of county commissioners and your county government have taken action and will continue to take the actions we can to help mitigate the risk to our children, to our community.”Mental Illness:In nearly every one of these school shootings, serious mental illness was involved and too often, friends or family members reached out for help, to no avail! We have to do better, and in Orange County, we started implementing changes in response to Sandy Hook, the first school shooting that happened while I was mayor. You may recall, In early 2013, as an immediate response to the Sandy Hook school shooting, we funded additional deputies for elementary schools, as a temporary enhancement to school safety. By the summer of that year, I convened a youth mental health task force that included experts from a wide variety of disciplines, including education, treatment, law enforcement, families – the entire spectrum. As a result of their great work, we have developed hands-on programs, intervention resources, and anti-stigma campaigns. One of those programs, Wraparound Orange – our broadest response tool – has been expanded to include youth up to the age of 21. With state grants, we’ve added Crisis Intervention Team Training for law enforcement officers, that is specifically focused on responding to youth in crisis. And perhaps most significant, we’ve created a model program for children experiencing a true mental health crisis – our Children’s Mobile Crisis service.”Gun Show Loopholes: “I took office on the heels of the great recession during which we lost approximately $150 million in annual revenue. as you’ll see, the compounded effect of that loss was nearly $650 million. following on the efforts of Mayor Crotty, I took additional steps to slash costs, reorganize our employee structure and increase efficiencies. and while the last several years we’ve seen healthy growth in revenues, bear in mind it was 2016 before we recovered to our pre-recession levels. Thanks to years of dedicated efforts, today our bond and credit ratings are routinely rated Triple-A – that says to the world that we are exemplary stewards of your tax dollars. I talk about these numbers and ratings for an important reason… although we are obviously experiencing an era of economic prosperity, including job and wage growth, to me it’s critical that we view our economy holistically – particularly as we may very well be facing another cut in property taxes, depending upon what voters choose to do in November.” Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear
Howard Lake | 22 October 2000 | News 13 total views, 1 views today Advertisement Cancer charities’ efficiency criticised A Manchester Business School study argues that cancer charities should combine functions to cut costs. Hugh McDonnell’s analysis of financial results from the top 25 cancer charities for the years 1992 and 1997 led him to conclude that “back office areas of operation, such as marketing, fundraising, distribution and use of information technology, are obvious areas where costs could be cut.”Find out more about The business of cancer charities in the UK from Manchester Business School. 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.
Howard Lake | 19 January 2009 | News Homelessness charity Emmaus UK is running a series of national adverts this week highlighting the risk of life-threatening conditions such as hypothermia facing homeless people on the streets.Emmaus was founded in France by Abbé Pierre following the deaths of a homeless woman and baby in the freezing winter of 1954. His radio appeal to the French public, calling upon them to help those who had no home, led to the spread of Emmaus Communities across France and the world.Emmaus Communications Manager, Sophie Hiscock, said: “Society may have moved on a great deal since Emmaus was founded, but there is still a very real need to provide not only temporary shelter for those who find themselves homeless, but also the opportunity to move on and make lasting changes in their lives.”www.emmaus.org.uk Tagged with: Individual giving Emmaus launches Coldest Nights national advertising campaign 11 total views, 1 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 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.
News UpdatesAllahabad HC Stops Establishment Of GST Appellate Tribunal In UP Without Court’s Permission Akshita Saxena4 March 2021 5:10 AMShare This – xThe Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court on Thursday restrained the Central Government from establishing the GST Appellate Tribunal in the State of UP without Court’s permission. In view of the ongoing conflict with respect to location of the Tribunal, a Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi said, “Having considered the…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 Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court on Thursday restrained the Central Government from establishing the GST Appellate Tribunal in the State of UP without Court’s permission. In view of the ongoing conflict with respect to location of the Tribunal, a Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi said, “Having considered the arguments advanced and also the instructions communicated to us on behalf of respondent nos. 1 (Union of India) and 2 (GST Council), we deem it appropriate to direct respondent nos. 1 and 2 for not establishing Goods and Services Tax Appellate Tribunal for the State of Uttar Pradesh without leave of this Court.” The matter is kept for final disposal on March 15. The order was passed on a petition filed by the Awadh Bar Association, seeking establishment of the GST Appellate Tribunal at Lucknow. The Association had also opposed proposals for establishment of the Tribunal at Allahabad. In its plea, the Association expressed concern over an order passed by the Allahabad Bench of the High Court, quashing the decision of the GST Council dated June 6, 2020, for setting up of the Tribunal at Lucknow. It submitted that Lucknow is very convenient to the litigants in view of its geographical situation and well connectivity. In today’s hearing, Additional Solicitor General informed the Bench that the Central Government has decided to challenge the above order of the Allahabad Bench by filing a Special Leave Petition before the Supreme Court. Based on the above submissions, the Division Bench admitted the petition and has decided to hear the same finally at the earliest. Accordingly, the matter is kept for final disposal on March 15. In the meanwhile, the Respondents have been permitted to file their counter affidavits. Background The matter finds its genesis from various conflicting orders passed by the High Court at Allahabad and that at Lucknow, for establishment of the GST Appellate Tribunal in the respective cities. It may be noted that in August 2018, the GST Council had sought for the State Government’s recommendation for establishment of a State Bench and Area Benches of the Tribunal. In February 2019, the UP Government recommended for State Bench at Lucknow and 20 Area Benches in different cities. Thereafter, several orders were passed by the two High Court Benches leading to a tussle as to where the State bench of the GST Tribunal should be established. Last month, the Awadh Bar Association moved the High Court, stating that when repeated appearance of Officers of State and GST Council was made at Allahabad in connection to this issue, then under such pressure the above proposal was modified by GST Council, recommending for establishment of Tribunal at Allahabad and 4 Area Benches. Finally, on June 12, 2020, the GST Council took a decision for creation of GST State Bench at Lucknow, which was set aside by the Allahabad Bench of the High Court on February 9, 2021.Related News A tussle is going on between the Allahabad High Court Bar Association and the Awadh Bar Association over the passing of Uttar Pradesh Educational Services Tribunal Bill, 2021 which proposes to constitute two benches of the Tribunal in Lucknow and Allahabad (now known as Prayagraj). Yesterday, the Allahabad High Court ordered that the Tribunal will not be established without its permission. It also requested the Government to invite representatives of the Bar Associations of the Allahabad High Court at Prayagraj as well as at Lucknow to have deliberations with regard to their demands which are being agitated by different demand charters. Meanwhile, it has ordered for constitution of special Benches, both at the principal seat in Allahabad and at the Lucknow Bench, for adjudicating upon the pending cases.Case Title: Awadh Bar Association & Anr. v Union of India & Ors. Click Here To Download Order Read OrderNext Story