Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgEquity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Group Limited (EQTY.rw)  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileEquity Bank Group Limited is a leading financial institution based in Kenya which offers products and services to private individuals and small-to-medium enterprises, and the corporate banking market. It operates in six geographical markets; Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The consumer division targets salaried customers or customers who receive regular remittances, such as a pension. The SME division provides financial solutions for working capital needs, property development and acquisition of assets. The corporate division targets large enterprises offering products and services that range from equity, mortgage and asset finance loans to trade finance, development loans and business loans. Formerly known as Equity Bank Limited, the commercial bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited. Equity Bank Group Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Time-saving kitchen hacks for the holiday

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSHacksMarie Callenders Previous articleTips for Hiring a ContractorNext articleDeer hunting offers clean eating and conservation ethic Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter These tricks can reduce holiday stressNo matter how big or small the group, gathering with loved ones over a delicious meal is a holiday season essential. However, if you’ve offered to host the event, panic is likely to set in as you realize the amount of work it’s going to take to cook a memorable meal for friends and family.Fortunately, with some tips and tricks, cooking a feast doesn’t have to be stressful. Just use these time-saving kitchen hacks and you can enjoy more time savoring the season with your guests and less time in the kitchen.Prep side dishes early: Prepare as much as you can in advance. In the week leading up to the event, chop, boil and blend whatever you can to save countless hours in the kitchen. You’ll cut down on stress and have enough time to visit with guests as they begin to arrive.Use multitasking methods: What if you could make a quick dinner in one simple step? With meals that taste like homemade and use high-quality ingredients, Marie Callender’s allows you to serve signature holiday meals without the extra work. The Vermont White Cheddar Mac & Cheese will have guests thinking you slaved away in the kitchen, but all you had to do is open and close the oven.Buy cooking mesh: From blanching to boiling, you can quickly run out of stove-top space when cooking a holiday meal. To save time and space, use cooking mesh so you can boil several foods at once in the same pot of water while keeping items conveniently separated.Fluffy mashed potatoes: Whipping up a big batch of mashed potatoes? To avoid dense spuds and save time endlessly mashing, use a pinch of baking powder when whipping. The baking powder reacts with the heat from the potatoes to create tiny air pockets and, ultimately, fluffy mashed potatoes. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Bulls vs Brumbies Highlights – Super Rugby Round 9

first_imgWednesday Apr 25, 2012 Bulls vs Brumbies Highlights – Super Rugby Round 9 Highlights of the Bulls vs Brumbies in PretoriaADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Super Rugby 2012 Highlights Related Articles 465 WEEKS AGO Bulls vs Lions Highlights – Super Rugby Round… 465 WEEKS AGO Sharks vs Cheetahs – Super Rugby Round 18… 465 WEEKS AGO Stormers vs Rebels Highlights – Super Rugby… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Bank of Scotland Foundation offers

first_img Eligibility for fundingGrants of up to £20,000 are available to charities that aim to engage additional volunteers in new projects or existing projects that can help them grow and reach their potential. Only charities registered in Scotland are eligible.Successful recipients will also benefit from employee volunteers: Lloyds Banking Group will encourage its staff to support the projects that are funded. Grant applications must be made using the standard Volunteering Grants Application Form. The closing date for applications is 2 August 2013. Howard Lake | 15 June 2013 | News Bank of Scotland Foundation offers The Bank of Scotland Foundation is continuing its Volunteering Grants Programme by allocating a further £100,000 in support of community volunteering projects in Scotland in 2013.The programme, introduced last year when it was supported with a similar sum, is designed to boost community volunteering across Scotland. Over 140 Lloyds Banking Group’s employees are now volunteering with the charities that benefitted from funding from the Foundation. These include Breast Cancer Care, Children 1st and Edinburgh Cyrenian Trust.The Volunteering Grants Programme adds to the Bank of Scotland Foundation’s existing grants programme which has distributed over £2 million to over 200 charities since its launch in November 2010. It is operated as part of Lloyds Banking Group Volunteering Programme. Advertisement 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.center_img Kate Guthrie, Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees and HR Director, Capability & Engagement, Lloyds Banking Group, said: “The unique collaboration of funding, together with Lloyds Banking Group employee volunteers, places us in an exceptional position that ensures we continue to provide significant benefits for charities that go well beyond funding alone.” Bank of Scotland FoundationThe Bank of Scotland Foundation is an independent charity supporting people and their local communities across Scotland. The Foundation receives £1 million annually from Lloyds Banking Group to fund grants programmes and a matched giving programme, which will raise to £2 million from 2014.Photo: patersor on Flickr.com  11 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 MoreAddThislast_img read more

On the picket line

first_imgN.Y. cracks down on abuse of nail salon workersA 2014 Department of Labor investigation revealed an epidemic of labor abuses throughout New York state’s nail salon industry. In a survey of 29 nail salons, investigators found 116 violations of state labor laws, including wage theft, unpaid overtime, paying for a job and unsafe exposure to noxious chemicals. On May 11, one year after the report’s release, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the creation of a multiagency, emergency task force to further investigate and enforce labor law violations in the state’s nail salons to “help ensure that no one — regardless of their citizenship status or what language they speak — is illegally victimized by their employer.” (governor.ny.gov, May 11)In addition to closing and revoking the licenses of nail salons that do not comply, the task force will offer information sessions in six languages to educate the workers, predominantly immigrant women who speak Chinese, Korean or Spanish, to learn about their rights and how to anonymously report violations and unsafe conditions.The report revealed that many manicurists have a variety of respiratory and skin ailments due to working with highly toxic chemicals that speed up drying time and prevent polish from chipping. Three of these substances are known to cause cancers such as Hodgkin’s disease, multiple myeloma and leukemia, and a variety of reproductive health hazards like miscarriage, abnormal fetal development and low-birth-weight babies.Manicurists will now be required to wear gloves to reduce the risk of contracting skin conditions like fungal infections, warts and burns from handling chemicals. Ventilation will be required to reduce chemical fumes, and the state’s Health Department will conduct a study before setting up comprehensive safety standards.Postal workers’ National Day of Action against privatizationWith the American Postal Workers Union’s contract set to expire on May 20, workers and supporters called a National Day of Action on May 14 to demand “Good Postal Service! Good Jobs! Good Contract!” The postal workers seek to counter continuing efforts by management of the U.S. Postal Service to outsource union jobs to such notorious union busters and low-wage employers as Staples and Walmart. Workers also called on management to end cuts in service and keep post offices open longer in order to better serve customers. Workers and supporters rallied outside post offices in more than 131 locations throughout the U.S. to deliver the message: “I stand with Postal Workers.” To send an e-card to the Postmaster General with that slogan, visit apwu.org. (May 14)Rosalia Morales, wearing a black sweatshirt, confronts a manager in Kohl’s Roseville store about working conditions at the company’s cleaning subcontractor Kimco.Photo: advocate.stpaulunions.orgTwin Cities janitors picket Kohl’s shareholder meetingRetail store janitors, many immigrants organized by Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha (CTUL; Center of Workers United in Struggle), descended upon Kohl’s department store’s annual shareholder meeting May 14 in Menomonee, Wis., to demand fair wages and safe working conditions. Protesters called on Kohl’s to adopt the same Responsible Contractor Policy enacted by Twin Cities Target stores in June 2014. The policy guarantees contracted janitorial workers the right to collectively bargain and form safety committees, and prevents janitors from being forced to work seven-day weeks. (KARE11.com, June 10, 2014)Kohl’s janitors in Minneapolis and St. Paul employed by the contractor Eurest/Kimco have reported widespread wage theft in amounts as high as 35 hours per week, according to a lawsuit filed in 2014. An Occupational Safety and Health Administration report found that Eurest/Kimco illegally subjected more than 1,700 workers nationwide to dangerous conditions over the last six years. (CTUL.net, May 12)Brooklyn carwasheros’ strike pays offA four-month strike at Brooklyn’s Vegas Auto Spa came to a victorious end April 6 when the car wash workers agreed to a labor contract with wage increases, paid sick leave and personal days, and a $1,500-per-person bonus. The workers, organized by the Department Store Union and community groups, led a militant struggle that included filing a suit charging at least $600,000 in wage theft, marches and civil disobedience. ­RWDSU President Stuart Applebaum and two other union officials were among those arrested during worker-led direct actions against the car wash management on March 4. These workers are the ninth group of immigrant, self-described “carwasheros” to win a labor contract in New York City since the “Wash New York Campaign” was started three years ago. (washnewyork.org, March 17; New York Daily News, April 5)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Rifle renovations provide another reason for team to aim ahead

first_imgTwitter Facebook Joey McReynolds + posts ReddIt Twitter Trump to appear at Fort Worth Convention Center Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Linkedin printThe TCU rifle team has their first home match on Oct. 17 and the team will have more to show off than their usual performance.A complete overhaul has transformed the building that used to also house Army ROTC to an athletic facility specifically designed for the TCU women’s rifle team. Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award center_img ReddIt Facebook Previous articleTCU Schieffer College faculty recognized at annual conferenceNext articlePatterson and company not fazed by close games Joey McReynolds RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Fort Worth to present development plan for Berry/University area near TCU Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Linkedin Hannah Black sets her sights for the upcoming season Fort Worth Firefighters Charities posts signs for drowning prevention month The109: senior minister at University Christian Church announces resignation TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

The Skiff: March 5, 2020

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Drew Mitchellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/drew-mitchell/ ReddIt Life in Fort Worth Twitter + posts Drew Mitchell is a Journalism major with an African American Studies Minor from Arlington, Texas. He has worked on staff for TCU 360 since his freshman year and is currently the Executive Editor of the Skiff, where they design and print a weekly paper for the TCU community. Previous articleWomen’s basketball wins final home game of the season over OUNext articleBoth parties see strong turnout in primaries Drew Mitchell Drew Mitchellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/drew-mitchell/ Timeka Gordon influences America’s future leaders Landing zones to remain on campus for spring semester Facebookcenter_img TCU receives 100 more COVID-19 vaccines Drew Mitchellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/drew-mitchell/ printVolume 118, Issue 20: TCU wants faculty discrimination case to be dismissedAlso: New apartments being built in Paschal neighborhood concerns residents and King Hall flood caused by damaged boltFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more info The Office of Religious & Spiritual Life to host eighth annual Crossroads Lecture Drew Mitchell Twitter Linkedin Facebook Linkedin The Skiff: Digital IssuesThe Skiff: March 5, 2020By Drew Mitchell – March 5, 2020 126 A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes Drew Mitchellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/drew-mitchell/last_img read more

InnoCare Brings On Hillhouse as Strategic Investor, Vivo Capital Increases Holdings

first_img Twitter BEIJING–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– InnoCare Pharma (HKEX: 09969), a leading biopharmaceutical company, announced today two subscription agreements with Gaoling and YHG, a company of Hillhouse Capital Group, and Vivo Opportunity Fund, L.P, a company of Vivo Capital VIII, LLC. The two investors subscribed 191,613,000 and 18,895,000 new shares respectively, for a total of 210,508,000 new Shares, representing about 16.33% of the existing total issued Shares of the Company as at the date of this announcement and approximately 14.04% of the total issued Shares of the Company as enlarged by the allotment and issue of the Subscription Shares. The subscription price of HK$14.45 per share represents an 8.32% premium to the average closing price of the five trading days immediately preceding the date of the Subscription Agreements (not including 2 February 2021). Hillhouse Capital adheres to the philosophy of value investing, and Vivo Capital focuses on investing in high-quality companies in the fields of life science and healthcare. The two investors are fully in line with InnoCare’s core value of “Science Drives Innovation”. InnoCare has built an integrated new drug development platform and continues to build a more competitive product pipeline. In addition to the self-developed Bruton’s tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor orelabrutinib, which was approved for marketing at the end of last year, InnoCare has developed over a balanced pipeline of 10 drug candidates for the treatment of malignant tumors and autoimmune diseases. For example, the company’s pan-FGFR inhibitor ICP-192, which is currently in being studied two phase II clinical trials for the treatment of cholangiocarcinoma and urothelial carcinoma in China, has shown promising early efficacy data in patients with FGFR gene alterations. At the same time, InnoCare is also conducting phase I clinical trials of ICP-192 in the United States. Second-generation pan-TRK inhibitor ICP-723 is in phase I clinical trials in China for the treatment of advanced or metastatic solid tumors carrying NTRK fusion genes, which include indications such as breast cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer, thyroid cancer, etc., as well as patients who are resistant to the first generation of TRK inhibitors. In addition, InnoCare has been conducting multi-center and multi-indication clinical trials of orelabrutinib in China and the United States, including a global phase II clinical trial for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Based on the long-term investments, Hillhouse Capital has attached great importance to the biotech sector and values company’s long-term growth capabilities. The strategic investment from Hillhouse demonstrated the recognition of InnoCare’s strong innovation capabilities. As one of InnoCare’s early and cornerstone investors, Vivo Capital has shared many experiences and resources with InnoCare, helping the company become a leader in the innovative drug field. Dr. Jasmine Cui, the co-founder, Chairwoman and CEO of InnoCare said, “I am very pleased that Hillhouse Capital has joined as a strategic investor. At the same time, Vivo Capital has increased its holdings. The biotech industry needs continuous innovation and capital support. We believe that, through our joint efforts, InnoCare will develop more high-quality innovative drugs to benefit patients in China and around the world.” About Hillhouse Capital Founded in 2005, Hillhouse Capital has focused from the outset on long-term, structured investing, seeking to discover and create value. Hillhouse has become a leading venture capital and private equity investment organization in Asia in terms of both scale and performance. Its assets under management come mainly from visionary domestic and international institutional investors. As an investor in value with global vision, Hillhouse aims at sustainable and long-term growth. Hillhouse looks for the best entrepreneurs and managers to help companies improve their strategic performance on an ongoing basis through technology innovation, independent research, industry expertise, and world-class operations and management capabilities. It is also keen to tap the potential of entrepreneurs and work together with them to create value. Hillhouse’s investment portfolio covers areas such as biopharmaceutical & life sciences, original technologies & enterprise services, consumer & retail, and advanced manufacturing. About Vivo Capital Founded in 1996, Vivo Capital is a healthcare investment firm focused on investing in and building high quality companies. Vivo employs a unique multi-pronged strategy of identifying and working with companies with promising development and commercial stage products. Vivo Capital is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Taipei. About InnoCare InnoCare is a commercial stage biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing, and commercializing first-in-class and/or best-in-class drugs for the treatment of cancer and autoimmune diseases. We strategically focus on lymphoma, solid tumors, and autoimmune diseases with high unmet medical needs in China and worldwide. InnoCare has branches in Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, New Jersey, and Boston. This release contains certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements”. The forward-looking statements made in this article only relate to events or information as of the date the statement is made. Except as required by law, we have no obligation to update or publicly revise any forward-looking statements and unexpected events after the date of forward-looking statements, regardless of whether new information, future events or other circumstances appear. Please read this article carefully and understand that our actual future results or performance may differ materially from expectations. All statements in this article are made on the publication date of this article and may change due to future developments. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203006051/en/ CONTACT: Media Chunhua Lu 86-10-66609879 [email protected] Relations 86-10-66609999 [email protected] KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA CHINA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA ASIA PACIFIC INDUSTRY KEYWORD: RESEARCH FINANCE CLINICAL TRIALS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BIOTECHNOLOGY HEALTH PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCE ONCOLOGY SOURCE: InnoCare Pharma Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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18 year-old man due in court following Derry vehicle theft

first_img WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ By News Highland – May 11, 2014 In Derry, an 18 year old man has been charged with aggravated vehicle taking causing damage to vehicle, going equipped for theft, theft and burglary.He was arrested after a car was found on fire in the  Ringfort Road area of the City early yesterday Saturday morning.The 18 year-old is expected to appear before Derry Magistrates Court on Monday morning. Facebook News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Pinterestcenter_img Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleJim McGuinness Looks Ahead to Championship OpenerNext articleLocal election posters hampering NW Garden Show promotion News Highland 18 year-old man due in court following Derry vehicle theft Twitter Twitter Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApplast_img read more

‘Cases Are In Quarantine’: Senior Advocate Rakesh Dwivedi Writes To CJI To Open SC With Strict Riders [Read Letter]

first_imgTop Stories’Cases Are In Quarantine’: Senior Advocate Rakesh Dwivedi Writes To CJI To Open SC With Strict Riders [Read Letter] Mehal Jain12 April 2020 9:45 AMShare This – x”Closing courts for long is a self destructive idea. Courts are sentinels of fundamental rights”, writes Senior Advocate Rakesh Dwivedi to Chief Justice S. A. Bobde, amidst the COVID lockdown through which the Supreme Court, the High Courts and even the subordinate judiciary remains effectively shut except *for a handful of matters of “extreme urgency” *which are being heard…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?Login”Closing courts for long is a self destructive idea. Courts are sentinels of fundamental rights”, writes Senior Advocate Rakesh Dwivedi to Chief Justice S. A. Bobde, amidst the COVID lockdown through which the Supreme Court, the High Courts and even the subordinate judiciary remains effectively shut except *for a handful of matters of “extreme urgency” *which are being heard electronically”There are backlogs. Vital interests of the people are involved and the cases are in quarantine”, he continues, articulating that “Video conferencing is like putting the court in ICU on oxygen”.”So how do we go about to restore a slightly better functioning”, presenting “Some ideas as a food for thought”. He advanced the following suggestions- 1. All courts sit with 25 cases each. On hearing days 5 cases and 5 final disposals. 2. Judges and lawyers wear masks as well as gloves . As it is judges sit on the dias. They are separated from lawyers by a good distance. They themselves can sit 5 ft apart. 3. Employees can be divided into two groups, each working for a week. They can be tested beforehand and sanitized. 4. Very few employees should approach the judges. Preferably not more than 2. 5. Cases should be further divided hourly basis. 5 cases per hour. So lawyers in court are few. 6. For Every case only 2 seniors with one junior should be allowed entry. 7. No client should be allowed in court. 8. Lawyers must leave court once their case is over. Their clerk too. 9. Filing can be by internet only. 10. No intern should be allowed. In my view with suitable changes this scheme can work with safety. 11. All lawyers chamber, canteens and library may remain closed.Aforesaid and some other steps could help in resuming court functioning. “Keeping Supreme Court closed or in conference mode for long may not be in national interest. With little functioning of the court the checks and balance is absent. Amidst the pandemic war the Apex court must remain Awake to the maximum extent possible. This is for your kind consideration”, he signs off.Read the Letter HereSaturday, April 11, 202012:01 PM To, The Hon’ble Chief Justice and his Companion Judges, Closing courts for long is a self destructive idea. Courts are sentinels of fundamental rights. There are backlogs. Vital interests of the people are involved and the cases are in quarantine. Video conferencing is like putting the court in ICU on oxygen. So how do we go about to restore a slightly better functioning. Some ideas are being presented as a food for thought. 1. All courts sit with 25 cases each. On hearing days 5 cases and 5 final disposals. 2. Judges and lawyers wear masks as well as gloves . As it is judges sit on the dias. They are separated from lawyers by a good distance. They themselves can sit 5 ft apart. 3. Employees can be divided into two groups, each working for a week. They can be tested beorefhand and sanitized. 4. Very few employees should approach the judges. Preferably not more than 2. 5. Cases should be further divided hourly basis. 5 cases per hour. So lawyers in court are few. 6. For Every case only 2 seniors with one junior should be allowed entry. 7. No client should be allowed in court. 8. Lawyers must leave court once their case is over. Their clerk too. 9. Filing can be by internet only. 10. No intern should be allowed. In my view with suitable changes this scheme can work with safety. 11. All lawyers chamber, canteens and library may remain closed. Aforesaid and some other steps could help in resuming court functioning. Keeping Supreme Court closed or in conference mode for long may not be in national interest. With little functioning of the court the checks and balance is absent. Amidst the pandemic war the Apex court must remain Awake to the maximum extent possible. This is for your kind consideration. With due deference, Rakesh Dwivedi Sr Advocate Next Storylast_img read more