EC rules to hit UK companies

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I’d buy these 2 FTSE 250 dividend stocks yielding 7% for a passive income

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Recent trading updates from the business show it’s reducing debt and capitalising on the economies of scale achieved with the deal.At the beginning of December, the company reported total cost savings from the merger would now be $190m, up from $150m as initially expected. This is helping management reduce debt faster than expected. What’s more, the organisation’s efforts to transform its customer offering are starting to pay off.Customers now seem happy to pay more for other services such as food and drink, which has higher profit margins. So-called “other income” expanded by 2.2% between 1 January and 1 December 2019. Box office revenue declined by 9.7% during the same period. Despite this performance, the stock is trading at a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 8.7. It also supports a dividend yield of 7.3%. The payout is covered 1.6 times by earnings per share, which suggests the dividend is safe for the time being. 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I’d buy these 2 FTSE 250 dividend stocks yielding 7% for a passive income “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Rupert Hargreaves | Monday, 10th February, 2020 | More on: CINE DLG Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

Cefn Castell / stephenson STUDIO

first_imgArchDaily CopyHouses•Criccieth, United Kingdom United Kingdom Projects Cefn Castell / stephenson STUDIO ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  175 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” “COPY” Booth King Partnership Architects: stephenson STUDIO Area Area of this architecture project Products translation missing: Products used in this ProjectDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ClassicMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMPhotocatalytic Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-MEArchitect In Charge:John Boardman, Keith HamiltonCity:CricciethCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Andrew Wall photographyText description provided by the architects. The site is remote occupying a spectacular panoramic view location overlooking Cardigan Bay. The clients’ brief was to provide a family home with three bedrooms maximizing the views and unique nature of the location. The clients’ passion for art and sculpture was to be referred to in the design. The house plan is abstracted as a Mondrian inspired painting, which is hung at the heart of the house. The stone remains of a 400 year old cottage were re-used for the new boundary wall offering privacy and textural contrast of the ‘traditional’ juxtaposing ‘the new’. The new house separates from the wall with a glass slot roof, visually suggesting the house delicately “kisses” the wall.   Save this picture!AxonometricAll rooms enjoy a view to the panorama beyond the site as well as intimate views internally visually linking spaces through the floor plans inside to out. Visual links are abundant through the plan via pivot doors which compartment spaces down on their closure. A sliding glass screen opens to the external secluded courtyard into the plan of the living spaces. Two bedrooms have been arranged to provide closure of the plan to the private inner courtyard. The bedrooms are located to act as a retreat away from severe weather conditions. Save this picture!© Andrew Wall photographyAt first floor is a master bedroom and en-suite. A glazed wall overlooks the sea and coastline. The en-suite bath projects out from the plan for sea and sky views. From the bedroom, further views back across the fields, to the mountains and Criccieth Castle are on offer from the stairwell via glass slot windows. Save this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!Floor PlanThe new house is a defining and epoch making change to what existed previously. The Local Planning Authority were fully supportive from the pre-planning consultation and duly granted consent by delegated powers. They recognized the rigor of the design and theory which fully complied with current planning policy.  Elevations are about framing, layering of materials and solid and void. A steel frame structure and combination of rendered masonry and lightweight timber frame construction allowed for the large expanse openings to be created. The extrusion of the first floor references the maritime theme of coastal observation stations, whilst massing up the approach view of the house set within its own private walled courtyard.  Save this picture!© Andrew Wall photographyA parking courtyard provides hardscape surfaces with views out onto the large lawned garden area to the sea view. The plan of the house is extruded out to form an external terrace area with a level change of approximately 300mm.  Save this picture!© Andrew Wall photographyProject gallerySee allShow lessKjellander Sjöberg Designs Four Cross-Laminated Timber Blocks to Enrich the Uppsala …Architecture NewsHouse in Pribylovo / AB CHVOYASelected Projects Share 2014center_img Photographs Structural Engineer: Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Andrew Wall photography+ 14 Share Cefn Castell / stephenson STUDIOSave this projectSaveCefn Castell / stephenson STUDIO Manufacturers: KEIM, Kingspan Insulated Panels, Sika, Sky-Frame, Clear Living, Kohler, CTC, Callaghan Interiors, Nuprotec, Sika-Sarnafil Houses Innerworld Design and Build Ltd Photographs:  Andrew Wall photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Main Contractor: CopyAbout this officestephenson STUDIOOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCricciethWalesUnited KingdomPublished on March 24, 2017Cite: “Cefn Castell / stephenson STUDIO” 24 Mar 2017. 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Unexpected impacts on fundraising of coronavirus

first_img 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Use of cash, which has been declining for some time, is dropping even faster during lockdown, given we have less access to cash machines and opportunities to spend it: When the message finally gets through to everyone, charity shops might benefit from a sudden rush of donations once lockdown is lifted. Unfortunately, some charities that operate shops might not remain in business that long, given the modest scale of the government’s emergency funding package for the charity sector. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 3. Forgetting charity shops are closedCharity shops have long had a problem with people leaving donated goods outside on the street. Now that charity shops have closed in the UK, some members of the public have failed to notice and are still dropping goods outside shops that are due to be closed for weeks or months. 1. Cash avoided 5. Greater interest in death cafesThe Guardian reports that “hosts of “death cafes” are reporting a global surge in demand for honest conversation about “the nitty-gritty of dying”, and say the coronavirus pandemic has made frank discussion about our mortality more necessary than ever.”The venues are closed of course during lockdown but many are now providing services online.Death cafes are a welcome development as locations where discussions can take place that include the importance and practicalities of writing a will and leaving a gift to family, friends and possibly charities too. Unexpected impacts on fundraising of coronavirus Tagged with: contactless coronavirus COVID-19 Money The novel coronavirus of 2020 will have a profound impact on charity fundraising for the foreseeable future. Some of this rapidly became apparent but there were also some unexpected challenges and opportunities.Here is UK Fundraising’s collection of the surprising developments that challenged fundraisers even more.center_img 2. People before profitThe spectacle of major companies reacting to coronavirus before government restrictions were introduced – and some companies like Sports Direct choosing to take the opposite approach – is public. Companies that took the enlightened approach, at the expense of profits, dividends etc, might well benefit from public support. But the window in which to act honourably closed on 23 March when the Prime Minister instituted the lockdown and stay at home policy.Charities will have one more criteria on which to judge potential corporate partners: “what did you do during the coronavirus outbreak?” If they don’t, perhaps many of their supporters will. 4. BBC takes on the mantle of promoting giving and volunteering to charitiesThe BBC promptly stepped in to announce new approaches to content to serve the UK public under lockdown. This included promotion of arts and culture “withpartners to keep the Arts alive in people’s homes”.In addition it committed to creating “live fund-raising events, to raise money for coronavirus good causes”. The first significant event in this regard is The Big Night In, a first-of-its-kind collaboration between Comic Relief and BBC Children in Need on 23 April. The switch from cash to contactless giving has been a challenge for charities for a while, but the Sunday Telegraph’s allegation that the WHO had recommendation that no-one handle cash because of the potential infection of COVID-19 (which the WHO rejected as misrepresentation) yielded yet another challenge for fundraisers, many of whom still receive donations in this way. Howard Lake | 13 April 2020 | News In contrast, the contactless payment limit is being raised to £45 in response to coronavirus:  466 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  465 total views,  3 views today Nevertheless, despite the significant drop in the use of cash during the lockdown period, several banks and LINK have committed to keep cash machines (ATMs) running. Barclays, NatWest, PayPoint and Sainsbury’s Bank are supporting the commitment to ensure no community loses free access to cash. Together these providers operate nearly 16,000 ATMs, which represents 30% of Link’s total ATMs.last_img read more

Third blogger arrested in less than a month

first_img News Organisation RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang News Follow the news on Vietnam Help by sharing this information April 27, 2021 Find out more VietnamAsia – Pacific News Photo : News Reporters Without Borders condemns the blogger Dinh Nhat Uy’s arrest in the southern province of Long An on 15 June on a charge of posting photos and articles on his personal blog that “distort the truth and defame state organizations.”He is to be detained for three months while the authorities investigate his alleged “misuse of democratic freedoms to attack state interests.”Uy is the elder brother of Dinh Nguyen Kha, a blogger who has been held since October 2012. A Long An court sentenced Kha on 16 May to eight years in prison followed by three years of house arrest.center_img April 22, 2021 Find out more Photo :——————————————————————————————–06.17.2013 : Blogger and former party official Pham Viet Dao arrested, blog blockedReporters Without Borders condemns the arrest of Pham Viet Dao, a writer and blogger who had become increasingly critical of the government and senior officials in the blog he published under the pen-name of Phu Loc Tho. A member of the Association of Vietnamese Writers and the Association of Vietnamese Journalists, Dao used to be the head of the Press and Publications Inspection Bureau. He was arrested on 13 June in Hanoi under article 258 of the Socialist Republic’s criminal code, which punishes misuse of “democratic freedoms to attack state interests and the legitimate rights and interests of collectives and individuals” and carries a maximum sentence of seven years in prison.“This is the second time in less than a month that a blogger has been arrested under article 258, which – like article 88 – is sufficiently vague for the authorities to be able to use it to silence bloggers regarded as troublesome and overly critical,” Reporters Without Borders said.“We warn the authorities against any increase in the persecution of news providers. After the European Parliament’s recent resolutions condemning Vietnam’s arrests of bloggers and the international community’s calls for more freedom of information and expression in Vietnam, it should be clear that maintaining the policy of terror against bloggers and cyber-dissidents will only sideline the country internationally, including within intergovernmental mechanisms.”The exact motive for Dao’s arrest is not yet known but a Vietnamese blogger preferring to remain anonymous said it might have been his criticism after the vote of confidence recently received by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.“The authorities regard Pham Viet Dao as a source of anti-state propaganda that misrepresents the Party’s policies and directives,” the blogger said.Born in the north-central province of Nghe An in 1952, Dao studied in Romania, where he obtained a literature degree in 1974. After returning to Vietnam, he worked for the culture ministry’s cinema department. He headed the culture ministry’s Press and Publications Inspection Bureau from 1992 to 2007.After retiring in June 2012, he dedicated much of his time to keeping several blogs, often posting articles of a political nature. He had been summoned for questioning by the police several times in the past and his blogs had been the target of three cyber-attacks.When the prime minister issued Directive 7169 last year ordering the suppression of “reactionary” blogs, Dao called it “ridiculous” and said it would be impossible to put any pressure on blog platforms hosted outside Vietnam. The state media should instead try to provide the targeted blogs with “fair competition,” he suggested.His blog was hacked into on 9 March, prompting him to start his, which was blocked yesterday.Dao’s arrest was preceded by that of the blogger Truong Duy Nhat, who has been held in Hanoi under article 258 since 26 May.The latest arrests bring to 35 the number of bloggers and netizens currently detained in Vietnam. On 23 May, an appeal court upheld jail sentences ranging from four to 13 years in prison for five bloggers – Ho Duc Hoa, Paulus Le Van Son, Nguyen Van Duyet, Thai Van Dung and Tran Minh Nhat.Vietnam is ranked 172nd out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison RSF_en Receive email alerts Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam VietnamAsia – Pacific June 17, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Third blogger arrested in less than a month April 7, 2021 Find out more to go furtherlast_img read more

Man Threatens to Infect Bystander with COVID-19 Virus

first_img STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena The Pasadena Police Department responded to a call for service last week after a man threatened to infect a local family with the Coronavirus.The incident happened shortly after 5:30 p.m. on April 2 on Catalina Avenue.At that time a man was standing in his driveway when an unknown man came and stood next to him. When the homeowner asked if the man needed anything, the man began pretending to talk on his cellphone and walked away.After speaking to someone in a car up the street the man returned to the driveway and this time said, “We all need to band together coz of the war.”When the unidentified man was asked to keep a safe distance, he responded by saying, “I already had it so I’m immune to it but I can spread it to you guys. I can give it to you!”The family reentered their homes and showered and called the police.According to healthcare providers, if the unknown man had the virus previously, he could not still pass it on.However, it is a crime to knowingly expose another person to an infectious, communicable, or contagious disease in California.“We did receive a call for service, but we did not locate the man,” said Pasadena Police spokesperson William Grisafe. “If anyone has a similar encounter we urged them to call the Pasadena Police Department.”Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241 at any hour.Police said you may also report information anonymously by calling “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google Play or the Apple App Store or by using the website Make a comment Subscribe STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  41 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News top box 2 Man Threatens to Infect Bystander with COVID-19 Virus Police unable to locate suspect after he says he can spread Coronavirus By ANDRÉ COLEMAN Published on Monday, April 6, 2020 | 3:44 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

G2 Reveals Best Software Companies for 2021: GoCardless Earns Multiple Spots on Prestigious List

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– GoCardless, the leading fintech for recurring payments, today announced that it has been recognized as one of G2’s Best Software Companies for 2021. GoCardless placed 17th for Best Software in EMEA and received a #2 ranking in the category of Best Finance Product as part of G2’s annual Best Software Awards. In both cases, GoCardless achieved a rare “Top 50” designation among the companies evaluated by G2. Akin to The People’s Choice Awards for tech companies, G2’s Best Software Awards rank the world’s best software companies and products based on authentic, timely reviews from real users. Tech companies on the list have proven their commitment and value based on thousands of verified reviews. “GoCardless is being recognized on both the Best Software and Best Finance Product lists, achievements that can only be earned through the endorsement of users,” said G2 CEO Godard Abel. G2 created the Best Software and Best Finance Product lists based on data from over 1 million authentic, verified customer reviews. These reviews were written and published between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020. “This isn’t a subjective list based on a few opinions,” explained Abel. “With the highest traffic and engagement, largest selection of products and services, and highest-quality data, G2 analyzes more than 4 million data points to determine which products and companies make the list.” GoCardless earned its place on the list because GoCardless solutions make it simple to collect recurring and one-off payments from customers worldwide via bank debit schemes, including ACH debit in the US. Designed to support both small businesses and enterprises, GoCardless solutions help improve cash flow and more effectively track payments, while reducing international barriers, decreasing churn conversion risk and failed payments, and helping to achieve lower operational costs while simultaneously enabling businesses to get paid faster. Andrew “AG” Gilboy, General Manager of North America for GoCardless, said, “We’re thrilled about receiving this honor from G2, because it independently validates the success that our customers have achieved with GoCardless. We’re focused on providing payment solutions that help businesses get paid easily. These customer reviews and this recognition are a validation that we offer a valuable solution and that we’re on the right path.” For more information, please reach out to [email protected] Criteria: Winners were determined based on reviews left at between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020. All scores are calculated using G2’s algorithms, including for Satisfaction and Market Presence, explained in detail here. Further information on methodology is available upon request. About GoCardless GoCardless is a global leader in recurring payments. The GoCardless global payments network and technology platform takes the pain out of getting paid for more than 55,000 businesses worldwide, from multinational corporations to small businesses. Each year GoCardless processes US$15 billion of payments across more than 30 countries. GoCardless is headquartered in the UK, with additional offices in Australia, France, Germany, and the United States. For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter @GoCardless. View source version on CONTACT: Alisha Alvarezfor GoCardless [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: FINANCE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SMALL BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE SOURCE: GoCardless Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/09/2021 01:21 PM/DISC: 02/09/2021 01:21 PM TAGS  Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 G2 Reveals Best Software Companies for 2021: GoCardless Earns Multiple Spots on Prestigious List Pinterest Previous articleOregon Symphony Appoints David Danzmayr as New Music DirectorNext articleSafety investigators: Pilot’s poor decisions blamed in California helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and 8 others Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

‘Making Of Laws At The National Level Is Essential For Dealing With The Cases Of COVID-19’, Pakistan Supreme Court Reminds The Federal Government [Read Judgment]

first_imgForeign/International’Making Of Laws At The National Level Is Essential For Dealing With The Cases Of COVID-19′, Pakistan Supreme Court Reminds The Federal Government [Read Judgment] Sparsh Upadhyay9 Jun 2020 4:47 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday (08-June-2020) stressed that the Federal government needs to take COVID-19 seriously and come up with a uniform national legislation to overcome this health emergency. This comes at the time when at least two judges of the Supreme Court have tested positive for COVID-19.A 4 judge bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, comprising Justices Gulzar…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 of Pakistan on Monday (08-June-2020) stressed that the Federal government needs to take COVID-19 seriously and come up with a uniform national legislation to overcome this health emergency. This comes at the time when at least two judges of the Supreme Court have tested positive for COVID-19.A 4 judge bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, comprising Justices Gulzar Ahmed (Chief Justice), Ijaz ul Ahsan, Qazi Muhammad Amin Ahmed, and Sayyed Mazahar Ali and Akbar Naqvi, conducted hearing of a suo-moto notice on Federal and the provincial governments’ measures to combat COVID-19, and later deferred the proceedings in this matter for two weeks. Attorney General Khalid Javed, Deputy Attorney General Sohail Mahmood and Idress Mehsud, Member (Legal) National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) appeared before the court. The order, dictated by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed (heading the bench), acknowledged the fact that making law is essential to deal with the Pandemic; therefore in its order dated 07-04-2020, the Court had pointed out that it is important to formulate a uniform strategy at the national level; however, as the Court noted, nothing has been done in this regard. When asked as to whether any law has been made in this regard, the Attorney General for Pakistan, Mr Khalid Javed Khan stated that “Although some Provincial Governments have made laws, as yet no law has been made at the national level for dealing with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its effects on the citizens.” In this regard, the Court in its order said that, “…making of laws at the national level is essential for dealing with the cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and that this Court vide its order dated 07.04.2020 has emphasized its importance, however, we observe that the needful in this regard has not been done. We, therefore, re-emphasize the importance of legislation at the national level.” On the miseries of sanitary workersThe Attorney General also contended before the Top Court that the Federal Government, Provincial Governments, Local Governments, Cantonment Boards, ICT (Islamabad Capital Territory) and Gilgit-Baltistan Government, which are required to maintain sewerage, including man-holes and cleaning of medical refuse and general cleaning of their respective areas, should be directed to provide, to the sanitary workers, all required safety kits in order to ensure that while doing their work, their health is not adversely affected by any disease. In response to this, the Court took cognisance of the problems and miseries of sanitary workers and ordered that no sanitary worker should be asked to indulge in the cleaning of sewerage manholes without carrying safety kits with themselves. In an attempt to protect and reiterate the importance of the right to life and liberty (as guaranteed under Article 9 of the Constitution of Pakistan) of the sanitary workers, the Court in its order observed that, “We note that sanitary workers, although employed for doing sanitary work, this does not mean that they should do sanitary work where their health and life may be jeopardized. They should not be asked to work beyond the call of duty.” Further, the Court also emphasised that all facilities should be provided to the sanitary workers, besides enacting laws for their protection. On Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits and No. of laboratories conducting COVID-19 tests The Court was informed by Mr Idrees Masood, Member, NDMA that Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is being manufactured by Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POFs) Wah Cantt as well as DESTO (Defense Science and Technology Organization). It was also admitted that the machinery to manufacture PPE was recently imported by DESTO. In response to this, Court ordered that the documents related to the import of machinery (involved in the manufacturing of PPE kits) should be filed by the NDMA with its next report to be submitted to the Court. Further, since the member, NDMA was not aware of the correct number of laboratories conducting Coronavirus (COVID-19) tests in Pakistan, he was also directed by the Court to file a report listing details regarding all the laboratories which are operating all over Pakistan and are providing the testing facility for Coronavirus (COVID-19). On the threat posed by locusts Concerning locust, the Court was apprised of the fact that a survey has been carried out of 26 million hectares of land all over Pakistan, while 529,000 hectares of land has been sprayed. Acknowledging the threat posed by the Locusts in the Country, the Supreme Court in its order observed that locusts had been in Pakistan for a long time and they had completed two cycles of their breeding in the territory of Pakistan. Further, the Court noted that all-out effort had not been undertaken to combat this menace. The Top Court noted, there is no doubt that the locusts pose a danger to the agriculture sector in Pakistan, in that it may wipe out most of the agricultural production and there may occur a serious shortage of agricultural goods. The Court’s order further read, “This shortage of agricultural goods may lead to a shortage of food for the people. Thus, we note that the locusts have to be immediately dealt with and totally eradicated from Pakistan with due promptitude in order to ensure that it does not cause substantial loss to the agriculture sector of Pakistan.” In this regard, the Top Court ordered that a categorical and comprehensive report (regarding the eradication of locusts) from the Department of Plant Protection, and also by the NDMA should be filed in the Court, before the next date of hearing. During the hearing, the Court was informed that presently Pakistan has four spraying Beaver aircraft which are with the Department of Plant Protection, out of which one is operational and the remaining three are not operational due to lack of availability of pilots. Apart from this, it was also informed to the Court that one aeroplane was obtained from Turkey, on a wet-lease, and the same is also being used to spray insecticides. While the Court ordered that all documents of the wet-leased aeroplane from Turkey be filed with the next report, the Court further observed and ordered that, “The non-use of the remaining three aeroplanes of the Department of Plant Protection should also be explained. This is necessary, for when Pakistan had four aeroplanes for spraying purposes why the need was felt for the obtaining of an aeroplane on a wet-lease and yet, we note that three aeroplanes are still not in operation.” On reopening of marketsIn an earlier order dated 18.05.2020, the Supreme Court had observed that shops may not be closed on Saturday and Sunday owing to the approaching Eid-ul-Fitr. Now on Monday (08-June-2020), the Court modified its previous order and withdrew its decision of opening markets and shopping malls and remarked that, “Since Eid-ul-Fitr has already been observed, the order of opening of shops of Saturday and Sunday is recalled.” The Court further instructed the Government that it may make a policy for opening and closing of shops as per their strategy to meet the dangers of Coronavirus (COVID-19).Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

[Delhi Riots] ‘Petitioner Is Not Seen In Any Of The 11 Video Footages’, Delhi HC Grants Bail To Man In Riots Case [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates[Delhi Riots] ‘Petitioner Is Not Seen In Any Of The 11 Video Footages’, Delhi HC Grants Bail To Man In Riots Case [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay14 Oct 2020 4:16 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court on Tuesday (13th October) granted bail to a man named Kasim, who was arrested for allegedly rioting during the Delhi Riots (in February 2020), after noting that petitioner was not seen in any of the 11 footages which were received from different social media.The Bench of Justice Suresh Kumar Kait was hearing the plea filed by the petitioner under Section 439 Cr.P.C. read…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 Delhi High Court on Tuesday (13th October) granted bail to a man named Kasim, who was arrested for allegedly rioting during the Delhi Riots (in February 2020), after noting that petitioner was not seen in any of the 11 footages which were received from different social media.The Bench of Justice Suresh Kumar Kait was hearing the plea filed by the petitioner under Section 439 Cr.P.C. read with Section 482 Cr.P.C. for grant of bail in case FIR No.91/2020 dated 02.03.2020, for the offences punishable under Sections 147/148/149/453-A/505/436/307/120-B/34 IPC and Sections 27/30 Arms Act, registered at PS Dayalpur, Delhi.Arguments by SPPThe SPP opposed the Bail petition by stating that an injured person named Ajay had identified the rioters including the petitioner (Kasim) as he had been living in the same area from past many years.During the course of the investigation, injured Ajay was examined who stated that on 25.2.2020, around 4:00 pm, he came out of his house to purchase some household articles and when he reached near Lakhpat School, Chand Bagh, he found that riots broke out in the whole area of Chand Bagh and nearby areas.When he reached near Tahir Hussain’s house, he saw angry mob on the terrace of the said house, who were pelting stones, firing gunshots and throwing petrol bombs upon the houses of the Hindu community.He Stated that the mob was chanting anti-communal slogans. Other boys who were present there were Shah Alam, Tanveer Malik, Nazeem and Kasim (the petitioner herein).Regarding the phone location of the petitioner, learned SPP submits that his mobile phone from 17.02.2020 to 23.03.2020 was not in active mode, therefore, his phone location could not be established.In addition to that, Constables Saudan and Pawan were also present on duty at the spot on 25.2.2020, who had seen the incident and identified the petitioner (Kasim) along with other co-accused persons.Therefore, it was submitted that they could identify him and accordingly, their statement under Section 161 Cr.P.C. was recorded on 03.03.2020.Argument by Petitioner’s CounselThe counsel for the petitioner submitted that the petitioner was in Sambhal, Moradabad, UP at the time of the incident and from 17.02.2020 to 23.03.2020. Thus, he was not present in Delhi on the date of the incident.Court’s ObservationsThe Court acknowledged the fact the incident took place on 25.02.2020 and statements of Constables Saudan and Pawan were recorded who were on duty at the spot on 25.02.2020 and they saw the incident and identified the petitioner being “BC” of the area along with other co-accused persons.Further, the Court remarked,”There is no explanation as to why the said police officials did not make any PCR call/DD entry to the concerned police station regarding the involvement of petitioner on 25.02.2020. The injured made his statement on 02.03.2020 wherein he named the petitioner and only thereafter, the Ct. Saudan and Ct. Pawan made their statements on 03.03.2020 stating that they were on duty at the spot on the date of the incident and had seen the incident and identified the petitioner.” (emphasis supplied)Importantly, the Court observed that as per the charge-sheet, 11 video footages were received from different social media showing the incident or riot dated 24/25.02.2020 at the crime spot and house of accused Tahir Hussain.In this context, the Court said,”It is also not in dispute that co-accused Tahir Hussain and Liyakat were seen in the CCTV footage, however, petitioner is not seen in any of those 11 footages received from different social media.” (emphasis supplied)Accordingly, the Court ordered that Petitioner/Kasim be released on bail, if not required in any other case, on his furnishing a personal bond of ₹25,000 with one surety of like amount to the satisfaction of the Trial Court.Notably, while observing that “the witnesses seem to be planted one”, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday (07th October) granted bail to one Irshad Ahmed, an alleged associate of Tahir Hussain.In this matter, the Bench of Justice Suresh Kait passed this order while hearing a petition filed by the petitioner (Irshad Ahmed) under Section 439 Cr.P.C. for grant of bail in case FIR No.80/2020, for the offences punishable under Sections 147/148/149/436/427/34 IPC and Sections 3/4 PDPP Act, registered at Police Station Dayalpur, Delhi.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

Local arts organizations receive state grant funding

first_img The Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center received $1,750 for Bluegrass in the Wiregrass and $2,600 for Exhibits and Graphic Design Support.  The Pioneer Museum of Alabama received $3,750 for Spring Plantin’.Troy University received $2,340 for “From 231 to Yangtze “and $7,500 for “Troy International Art Center Mural Project, Phase 2.” Brenda Campbell, Johnson Center for the Arts director, expressed appreciation to ASCA for the grant funding which makes it possible for the Troy-Pike Cultural Art Center to offer a wider variety of exhibitions and programs. Driver dies when tractor-trailer hits overpass The driver of a tractor-trailer died Thursday after his truck crashed into the support columns of an overpass in Troy…. read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip The Johnson Center for the Arts is one of three local organizations, including Troy University, which received grant funding through the Alabama State Council on the Arts. The center will use its funding for graphic design and exhibit support and for the Bluegrass in the Wiregrass event. By The Penny Hoarder Email the author Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell “With the death of Rex Locklar, who hosted bluegrass festivals in Pike County for many years, bluegrass has lost some of its momentum,” Campbell said. “‘Bluegrass in the Wiregrass will kick off the new year with traditional gospel and bluegrass groups. And, we’ll also have a bluegrass rock band, Goat Hill String Band, from the Montgomery/Birmingham area. They play Michael Jackson-kind of bluegrass.”Campbell said the Exhibits and Graphic Design grant will provide support for graphic artist, Reba Allen, who designs posters and all the graphic artwork for the Johnson Center for the Arts.”Barbara Tatom, director of the Pioneer Museum of Alabama, also expressed appreciation to ASCA for the generous $3,500 grant for Spring Plantin’, which is the museum’s annual spring event.“We want to also thank Gov. Kay Ivey, State Senator Jimmy Holley and Rep. Wes Allen and the State Legislature for making funds available for arts programs throughout the state,” Tatom said. “The funds help make it possible for the Pioneer Museum of Alabama to offer fun and educational experiences for museum guests.” Published 5:19 pm Friday, December 4, 2020 Sponsored Content Print Article Tatom said, at Spring Plantin’, local master gardeners present lessons on planting and on the importance of the crops planted that are transformed into meals and goods necessary for daily living.“Students plant seeds to be taken home and nurtured and transplanted,” she said. “We will also have spinning and weaving demonstrations, a woodworker, blacksmith and other demonstrators necessary for the pioneer way of life.”Council Chairman Jim Harrison II said that sustaining Alabama’s arts organizations during this incredibly difficult period shows the commitment of the council to building a thriving art and culture field. “Our people are hurting with significantly reduced audiences and revenues,” Harrison said. “These grants keep the arts in Alabama on track to be an essential part of every community.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Alabama State Council on the Arts has awarded 158 grants totaling $881,010 to 136 grantees across the state.The grant awards were made at December meeting of the Alabama State Council on the Arts.Two community arts organizations and Troy University received grant funding in this round of ASCA grant awards totaling S17,940. Local arts organizations receive state grant funding The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Storieslast_img read more