Sunu Assurances Nigeria Plc (SUNU.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Sunu Assurances Nigeria Plc (SUNU.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sunu Assurances Nigeria Plc (SUNU.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sunu Assurances Nigeria Plc (SUNU.ng) 2010 annual report.Company ProfileSunu Assurances Nigeria Plc formerly (Equity Assurance Plc) is an established insurance company in Nigeria offering non-life insurance for the domestic and corporate sectors as well as asset management and health management services. The company also has business interests in Ghana. Non-life insurance ranges from fire and special peril to consequential loss, cash and goods in transit, public and products liability, fidelity guaranty, personal liability and accident insurance products. Equity Assurance Plc also provides insurance products for workmen compensation and plant, erection and contractors all risk and welfare funds and medical evacuation. The company has subsidiary segments providing health management, asset management and hospitality services. Equity Assurance Plc is a subsidiary of SUNU Finances Holding SA. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Sunu Assurances Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The Petrofac (LSE: PFC) share price has fallen by more than 30% over the last year. Shares in the energy services provider are now worth 90% less than they were 10 years ago.Petrofac’s problems are well known — the company has been under investigation by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office since 2017 and is struggling to rebuild its order book. However, Petrofac has new management and the SFO investigation must end at some point. I’ve been looking at the shares as a potential special situation buy.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A tough time for PetrofacI’ll start with a word of warning. I see this as quite a high-risk situation. In my view, Petrofac’s share price could still have further to fall.Once concern is that Petrofac’s revenue has fallen by nearly 50% since 2016. Although some of the company’s rivals have also seen their revenues fall over this period, Petrofac faces additional difficulties due to the SFO investigation.This criminal probe has damaged the company’s reputation and appears to be limiting its ability to win new work. In March, Petrofac was barred from bidding on new contracts for UAE state oil company ADNOC — one of its oldest clients.Petrofac also missed out on contract wins in Saudi Arabia and Iraq in 2019. I think this was probably linked to the SFO investigation too.If Petrofac is eventually charged by the SFO, the company could end up facing a significant fine.Right now, there’s no way to know what the final damage might be. In my view, that’s the main risk facing shareholders.High risk, high reward?Markets hate uncertainty. I think this is one reason for Petrofac’s weak share price performance. I think we could see a strong recovery if the SFO investigation concludes without the company being charged.The business is now being run by a new chief executive, Sami Iskander, who has a history of senior roles with major western oil and gas companies. He’s committed to maintaining high standards of ethics and compliance, while extending the firm’s operations into the fast-growing renewable energy sector.If Iskander’s strategy is successful, I think Petrofac’s performance could improve rapidly over the next two or three years. In my view, this is a classic high-risk, high-reward situation.Petrofac share price: what I’d doBroker forecasts suggest Petrofac will return to profit this year and deliver steady growth in 2022 and 2023. The latest consensus forecasts show earnings of 15.1 cents per share for 2021, doubling to 30 cents per share by 2023.If the company can deliver on these forecasts, then I think there’s a good chance Petrofac’s share price could double over the next few years. But at this stage, I think there’s still a high degree of uncertainty about this.Petrofac shares look reasonably priced to me, on around 13 times 2021 forecast earnings. But I’m not sure this provides me with enough margin of safety if things go wrong.Petrofac’s rival Wood Group is priced on a similar valuation without the risk of the SFO investigation. I don’t like betting on uncertain situations when I buy stocks, so for me, Wood Group might be a better buy today than Petrofac. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 NRA lawyers and attorneys for the state filed dueling briefs earlier this month with Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Walker. Both sides also submitted motions for summary judgment to avoid going to trial Jan. 11. Walker rejected a similar motion from the state in May.The NRA filed the lawsuit in spring 2018, shortly after the adoption of Senate Bill 7026, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act.SB 7026 was a quickly assembled, $400 million response to the Parkland High School shooting that left 17 dead, which occurred Valentine’s Day 2018 while lawmakers were in session.SB 7026 raised the minimum age to purchase firearms to 21, imposed a three-day waiting period to buy firearms, banned bump stocks and granted greater authority for law enforcement to seize weapons under red flag laws.The NRA quickly challenged the ban, arguing SB 7026 violated the Second Amendment and equal protection rights. The case, however, proceeded slowly because of a preliminary dispute over allowing plaintiffs to participate anonymously with the NRA.In their Sept. 3 motion, NRA attorneys argue the state has a legitimate interest in public safety, particularly in schools, but “cannot show the ban (on sales to those under 21) is the least restrictive means to advance that interest. Nor could any ban be.”Restricting sales to those 21 years old and older “infringes the right of all 18-to-20-year-olds to exercise their Second Amendment rights, even for self-defense in the home. The ban does not just limit the right,” NRA attorneys conclude, “it obliterates it.”The NRA maintains SB 7026 was not narrowly tailored and is unconstitutional because it “burdens significantly more protected conduct than necessary to advance public safety.”“There is at most a speculative relationship between the purpose of the ban, enhancing public safety, particularly in schools, and the means chosen to achieve it: a wholesale prohibition on the purchase of firearms by all 18-to-20-year-old adult citizens,” NRA lawyers wrote. “The ban is neither limited to 18-to-20-year-old adults who are still in some form of schooling nor does it contain any school-related provision whatsoever. Instead, it applies to an age group that is entirely beyond compulsory schooling.”State attorneys maintain 18- to 20-year-old Floridians still have the right to possess a firearm but are restricted from legally purchasing one. People between the ages 18-20 are a “particularly high-risk group,” the state argued.“Empirical evidence bears out that because 18-to-20-year-olds are uniquely likely to engage in impulsive, emotional, and risky behaviors that offer immediate or short-term rewards,” the state’s motion reads. “Drawing the line for legal purchase of firearms at 21 is a reasonable method of addressing the Legislature’s public safety concerns.”Gun-control groups, including Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, he Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Team ENOUGH, Orange Ribbons for Gun Safety and March For Our Lives Action Fund also have filed briefs in support of the state.“The Parkland shooting inspired thousands of students and citizens across the country to demand that their leaders enact gun safety measures like (SB 7026),” Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence’s brief reads. “These laws enjoy broad and bipartisan public support and have extraordinary potential to save lives.” Kiattipong / Shutterstock.com Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear By John Haughey | The Center SquareState law arbitrarily “obliterates” the constitutional rights of 18- to 20-year-old Floridians, attorneys for the National Rifle Association argue in their latest brief in a federal lawsuit challenging the Florida Legislature’s post-Parkland gun-control bill. TAGSConstitutional RightsfloridaGun ControlLawsuitMarjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety ActNRASecond AmendmentSenate Bill 7026The Center Square Previous articleAdventHealth infection control officer: COVID-19 hospitalizations declining, vaccine possible before end of yearNext articleFlorida Department of Health encourages residents to not wait – get flu shot now Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Chasen Residence / In Situ StudioSave this projectSaveChasen Residence / In Situ StudioSave this picture!© Richard Leo JohnsonHouses•Raleigh, United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/307836/chasen-residence-in-situ-studio Clipboard Chasen Residence / In Situ Studio CopySave this picture!© Richard Leo JohnsonRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaText description provided by the architects. The Chasen Residence is in a hip and growing, yet historic, neighborhood several blocks east of downtown Raleigh. Representing a new house type in Raleigh, this house is affordable, small, modern and urban. The efficient plan confines the entries, stairs, hallway, kitchen, and half bath to one side of the house, opening up the rest of the space for living. Save this picture!© Richard Leo JohnsonThe house has an efficient envelope and uses several sustainable strategies to collect and preserve energy. The upper floor is pushed towards the back of the lot to create a double-height living space at the street and a screened porch fronting the back yard. Total construction cost was $117 per square foot.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow less’TIP-TOP’ Competition Entry / Tomas Ghisellini ArchitettoArticlesNew Crematorium in the Hörnli Cemetary Competition Entry / Josep Ferrando, David Rec…Articles Share CopyAbout this officein situ studioOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasRaleighWoodHouses3D ModelingUnited StatesPublished on December 21, 2012Cite: “Chasen Residence / In Situ Studio” 21 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Area: 189 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Apartments Architects: FABRE/deMARIEN architectes Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Abrso, Cere, Mercier, Porras, Rivas, VMZINC Projects Save this picture!© Julien Fernandez+ 21 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/791806/publilettre-fabre-demarien-architectes Clipboard 2015 CopyApartments•Bordeaux, France “COPY” Malandain France Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Year: Photographs: Julien Fernandez Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Publilettre / Fabre-DeMarien Architectes Publilettre / Fabre-DeMarien ArchitectesSave this projectSavePublilettre / Fabre-DeMarien Architectes Structure: “COPY” Design Team:FABRE/deMARIEN architectes, Emmanuelle LesgourguesElectricity:CazeauAuthor:Emmannuelle LesgourguesCity:BordeauxCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Julien FernandezText description provided by the architects. Bordeaux, Chartrons’ area. On the street front, a limestone building. On the back lot, a silk screen printing workshop. The order was to renovate and raise the two storey building, creating two dwellings and one shared ground between the workshop and the housing.Save this picture!© Julien FernandezThree Spaces for Three FunctionsThe building’s groundfloor is divided in two main parts : the common space / private access and the garage / public access to the workshop. In the courtyard, a single stairway serves the upper floors of both dwellings and printshop. For an intuitive sharing, a subtle variation of the ground material delineates the nominated areas. Freed from the interior circulation, everyone benefits of extra spaces. In the metal growth, the flat expands on two floors, making good use of an attic space relieved of traditional woodframe.Save this picture!© Julien FernandezSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Julien FernandezThe extension, composed of a wooden structure and zinc scales, relies on the existing stonework. Locally, zinc scales were used to protect the west gablewall. The material create a bridge between the historic context and the contemporary extension, used to create a continuous skin from the street to the courtyard. As if something precious was embedded in a raw stone, the small addition reflects the surroundings, producing a moving spectrum of colours day and night.Save this picture!© Julien FernandezProject gallerySee allShow lessPhotographer Mirna Pavlovic Captures the Decaying Interiors of Grand European VillasArchitecture NewsDETAIL Prize 2016 Winners AnnouncedArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Bordeaux, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs CopyAbout this officeFABRE/deMARIEN architectesOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBordeauxFrancePublished on September 02, 2016Cite: “Publilettre / Fabre-DeMarien Architectes” 02 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Area: 800 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/800778/farm-grubbehoeve-jeanne-dekkers-architecture Clipboard Farm Grubbehoeve / Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur Projects “COPY” Save this picture!© Holly Marder+ 30 Share The Netherlands ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/800778/farm-grubbehoeve-jeanne-dekkers-architecture Clipboard Year: Architects: Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur Area Area of this architecture project Photographs: Holly Marder Save this picture!© Holly MarderRecommended ProductsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedCeramicsApavisaTiles – JewelsText description provided by the architects. Jeanne Dekkers Architecture redeveloped a existing L-shaped farm in the hilly countryside of Limburg into a residential home with studio, exhibition hall, holiday accommodation and a carport. The authentic shape of the carre-farm is restored in a contemporary way. The carre is a farm which encloses an inner courtyard; a typology often found in the Province of Limburg. By means of a horizontal façade of larch wood, starting from the old farm into a new carport and closing the courtyard, the carre shape is restored. Save this picture!SketchSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanThis new heart has become an essential part of the internal experience of the whole complex. A non-symmetrical composition of anthracite concrete and Belgian block stone combined with local and native vegetation determines the format of this enclosed outdoor area. The height difference is visible by means of a water system which flows in through the courtyard ending in a round basin. In the complex, the old horse stable is transformed into a light and modern living space with an office. Two large openings, made of Iroko wood, frame the landscape and let light inside. In the middle of the building a stainless steel core is placed, it contains the kitchen, bathroom, toilet and storage. Two round wooden stairwells connect the ground floor with the second floor. The new intermediate floor consists of large oak beams with an aoak floor. The old characteristic beams remain in sight, at the same time, the whole roof and all walls are insulated. The original shed has been converted into a spacious studio with a large round skylight, this space can be used for exhibitions and meetings.Save this picture!© Holly MarderThis project is a collaboration between architect Jeanne Dekkers and her son Anton Zoetmulder (architect) and daughter Elise Zoetmulder (designer). For the design they employed a wide research of the environment and its scenic and architectural history. As a result, the modern design seamlessly joins with the local landscape and small-urban context. In addition, the traditional qualities of the area are highlighted by the historical shape of the building and the use of authentic materials.Save this picture!© Holly MarderSave this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!© Holly MarderProduct Description. Throughout the entire project we found collaboration with local artisans, and we used locally available materials and techniques. Sustainable materials of high quality were used and the house was built according to the sustainable principles of a passive house. Also materials were reused in different ways; the old steel ledgers of the intermediate floor are reused as construction of the new terrace, the roof tiles are used for an artistic pavilion in the landscape and the removed bricks are used for a new gate for the landscape.Save this picture!© Holly MarderProject gallerySee allShow lessA Look at London’s New Design Museum Through the Lens of Luc Boegly & Sergio GraziaArticlesPhysical Education Ground of Saint-Paul Gardens / NP2FSelected Projects Share CopyHouses, Renovation•Banholt, The Netherlands ArchDaily “COPY” 2016 Photographs Farm Grubbehoeve / Jeanne Dekkers ArchitectuurSave this projectSaveFarm Grubbehoeve / Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur CopyAbout this officeJeanne Dekkers ArchitectuurOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationBanholtThe NetherlandsPublished on December 10, 2016Cite: “Farm Grubbehoeve / Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur” 10 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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Albert WoodfoxForty-three years in solitary confinement is 43 years too long. Albert Woodfox, the last imprisoned member of the Angola 3, should be released immediately. Yet, although a federal judge three times has ordered him freed, the state of Louisiana is hell-bent on keeping him in prison.U.S. District Judge James J. Brady ordered Woodfox’s immediate release on June 9 and barred prosecutors from trying him a third time. But Woodfox’s much-anticipated freedom was not to be. Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell quickly appealed this ruling, requesting an emergency stay to block the release.The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered on June 12 that Woodfox be imprisoned while the state appeals this ruling in its attempt to try him for a third time for an Angola prison guard’s murder in 1972 — despite his convictions being overturned twice. Oral arguments for and against Judge Brady’s order are scheduled for the week of Aug. 31.Judge Brady twice reversed Woodfox’s convictions, including in 2013, due to racial discrimination in grand jury selection in his 1998 retrial. The state appealed. Then Woodfox was reindicted in February.George Kendall and Carine Williams, Woodfox’s attorneys, stressed the unfairness of a third trial, citing, for example, the deaths of witnesses: “The fact that two previous convictions have been reversed demonstrates the weakness of the state’s case, even when the witnesses were living.” (The Advocate, June 14)Woodfox maintains his innocence, and the facts of the case are on his side.Longtime support for Angola 3Workers World has actively supported the struggle for justice and freedom for the Angola 3: Woodfox, Herman Wallace and Robert King.A WW article dated June 8, 2012, explained that “Woodfox’s case began 40 years ago, deep in rural southern Louisiana, when he and two other young Black men, Herman Wallace and Robert King, were silenced for exposing racial segregation, systematic corruption and horrific abuse in the biggest prison in the U.S. at that time, an 18,000-acre, former slave plantation called Angola.”Prisoners organized hunger strikes, work stoppages and political education classes — even forming a Black Panther Party chapter, reported WW. They called for investigations into “unconstitutional and inhumane practices. After a prison guard was killed in a 1972 rebellion, officials framed the three activists and threw them into solitary confinement.”Robert King was let out in 2001. After 41 years in solitary, Herman Wallace was released on Oct. 1, 2013, but died of cancer three days later. As Wallace lay dying, state authorities were feverishly trying to imprison him again.Incarcerated at Angola for 40 years, Woodfox was then transferred to the David Wade Correctional Center and is now at the West Feliciana Detention Center. He is one of the longest-held prisoners in solitary confinement.Woodfox’s unbending fight for freedom has garnered international support. Thousands of actions have been held and tens of thousands of petition signatures obtained calling for his release. On June 11, 18 Louisiana legislators voted to allow Judge Brady’s release order to stand.Albert Woodfox reaffirms that he remains strong and will never give up until he gets justice. See angola3news.blogspot.com for updates and this courageous prisoner’s address, to send letters of support.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
March 31, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Congo-Brazzaville News Congo celebrates World Press Freedom Day by sentencing a journalist to six months in prison Congo-BrazzavilleAfrica to go further An armed robbery at TV journalist Elie Smith’s Brazzaville home in the early hours of 10 September, during which Smith’s sister was raped, is suspected by Smith’s media colleagues of being a government-orchestrated act of reprisal. May 4, 2021 Find out more Ailing magazine editor held illegally in Brazzaville for more than a month September 12, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders shocked by the violent attack on journalist Elie Smith and his sister Help by sharing this information Congo-BrazzavilleAfrica News RSF_en March 5, 2021 Find out more News News Joint call for Brazzaville journalist’s release A Cameroonian journalist based in Republic of Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), Elie Smith hosts a leading interview programme on MNTV. Shortly after returning home at 1 a.m. on 10 September, four heavily-armed men in civilian dress and police-style boots burst into his home, threatened to kill him, roughed him up, took his wedding ring, and then set about gathering up objects of value.After ransacking the entire house, they took Smith’s sister into a bedroom and raped her, and then finally left without doing Smith any further harm. His sister is still hospitalized.Fellow journalists think the robbery was a sham and that the operation was a reprisal by pro-government elements within the police for Smith’s outspoken comments during his programme, “La Grande Interview,” which are thought to have upset the government. He has allegedly been under surveillance for some weeks.Smith also posted online photos showing activists who were injured by plainclothesmen during a meeting of the Opposition Party Collective on 7 September. Had he gone too far in the eyes of the authorities? According to Internet users, the police spokesman was very angry about the photos.“The violence of the attack on Smith and his sister is extremely shocking,” Reporters Without Borders assistant research director Virginie Dangles said. “We urge the authorities to quickly arrest the assailants and find out who gave them their orders.”News of the attack on Smith and his sister quickly circulated. After breaking the story on her blog on 10 September, journalist and blogger Sadio Kante was summoned to police headquarters yesterday. She was interrogated for several hours.Republic of Congo is ranked 82nd out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.(photo: Elie Smith) Organisation Receive email alerts
SeanPavonePhoto/iStock(RICHMOND, Va.) — The long-gestating proposal to create an Equal Rights Amendment, or ERA, in the U.S. Constitution could be closer to reality after a Virginia statehouse committee approved a measure Tuesday to bring the amendment to a full vote. The full Virginia House of Delegates and state Senate are slated to hold votes for ratification Wednesday. If passed, the state would be the 38th in the nation to ratify the amendment, which states “equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.”A proposed amendment needs at least 38 states’ approvals to be added to the Constitution, and advocates have been waiting for the ERA to meet that threshold since Congress passed a resolution for it in 1972. “The United States has never known what true equality is, and this is a step in the right direction,” Carol Jenkins, co-president and CEO of the ERA Coalition/Fund for Women’s Equality, told ABC News.The amendment would provide women across the country with more protections and could be used to help set new laws concerning areas such as equal pay and gender discrimination, Jenkins said. She noted that the amendment has been called for since 1920 and was first introduced in Congress 1923 by activist Alice Paul. “It’s taken almost a century, but it’s closer than we have ever been. We’re determined to cross the finish line,” she said.The road to the amendment’s full adoption, however, is still murky as the measure is tied to a previously issued deadline that expired more than 30 years ago. Legal experts predicted that the ERA will have to go through some battles in court. After Congress passed the amendment’s resolution in 1972, it enacted a deadline of seven years for the measure to get its 38-state minimum ratification. The deadline was extended to 1982, but by that time, only 35 states ratified. Three years ago, Nevada ratified the amendment, followed by Illinois the next year.The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of the Legal Counsel (OLC) released an opinion last week that stated the amendment “is no longer pending before the States,” because of the expiration. The National Archives and Records Administration, which has to certify the amendment, said in a press release it would comply with the OLC’s opinion save for a court order.ERA proponents contend that the deadline for the measure’s passage was written in the resolution passed by Congress in 1972, but not in the wording of the amendment itself that states are ratifying. Furthermore, advocates say Article V of the Constitution explicitly states that an amendment proposal be ratified once the 38-state limit is met, with no stipulation for deadlines. Saikrishna Bangalore Prakash, a professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, told ABC News it is likely that a lawsuit will be filed against the National Archives that will compel them to ratify the amendment if the threshold is met. Prakash, who published a paper on the ERA in the Harvard Law Review last year, said contentions against the ERA deadline have grown since the 27th Amendment (on congressional pay) was passed in 1992, more than 200 years after Congress made a resolution for its adoption.“The same argument could be made for the ERA,” he said. There are currently bills in the U.S. House and Senate that call for the elimination of the deadline from the ERA resolution, and those would prevent any legal barriers for the amendment, Maria Vullo, the chair of the board of the ERA Coalition, told ABC News. “The one thing we are advocating strongly is to eliminate this argument that there was this time limit for ratification,” Vullo said. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.