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Pretoria Portland Cement Co.Ltd ( HY2012 Presentation

first_imgPretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2012 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (  2012 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfilePortland Holdings Limited, trading as PPC Zimbabwe, manufactures and markets quality cement and cement by-products for the construction industry in Zimbabwe, producing up to 1.8 million tons of cement per annum. Established in 1913, PPC Zimbabwe supplies customers in Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. The company has three manufacturing plants that are regarded as the most modern operations in southern Africa; located in Colleen Bawn, Bulawayo and Harare. The company has interests in limestone mining, and manufacturing and distributing metallurgical-grade limestone, burnt lime and burnt dolomite; as well as the supply of ready-mix concrete, dry mortars and fly ash. Well-known PPC products available in Zimbabwe include SureBuild, Sureroad, Unicem and PMC. PPC Zimbabwe is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Is the Saga share price too cheap to ignore?

first_img Rupert Hargreaves | Monday, 22nd June, 2020 | More on: SAGA Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Is the Saga share price too cheap to ignore? The Saga (LSE: SAGA) share price has fallen heavily this year. Indeed, the stock is down around 60% year-to-year, substantially underperforming major stock indexes like the FTSE 100.It’s easy to see why investor sentiment towards the company has soured this year. Saga was in the middle of a dramatic business overhaul when the coronavirus crisis hit, which has caused severe problems for the group.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…But, according to the firm’s latest trading updates, it appears as if Saga’s customers are still standing by the business. This may increase the chances of a strong recovery over the next few years.Saga share price on offer?Over the past two years, the company has been undergoing a dramatic transformation programme. And this overhaul has weighed on the Saga share price.The group, which provides specialist products and services aimed at the over 50s market, was trying to move away from its insurance and financial services business, to more predictable and profitable services such as cruise holidays.The company had only really just started taking bookings for its new cruise vessels when the coronavirus outbreak hit. To try and contain the spread of the epidemic the entire cruise industry has been effectively shut down.So Saga’s travel business has been on pause since mid-March. However, according to its latest trading update, customer loyalty has been “exceptional” during this time. Some 70% of customers who were booked on holidays have decided to rebook for next year, rather than cancel entirely.This suggests that when the cruise business is able to restart, profits may explode higher. That should be a positive for the Saga share price. At the same time, the group’s performance in financial services has been strong. The number of motor and home insurance policies written increased by 1% between February and June. Also, the company is benefiting from the lack of claims as customers have been forced to stay at home.Future growth potentialAll the above suggests the Saga share price has plenty of future growth potential. Despite the company’s current problems, it seems as if customers are willing to overlook the short term uncertainty and fork out for holidays in the future.As it hasn’t had to spend millions refunding customers, Saga’s balance sheet is more durable as a result. Having additional liquidity means the company is in a stronger position than many of its peers in the travel industry. Several of these companies have had to raise emergency funding from creditors to try and survive the pandemic.As such, while investor sentiment towards the Saga share price is depressed at present, this could be an excellent opportunity for long-term investors to buy a share of this high-quality business at a discounted price.Doing so may not lead to high returns in the short run. But, the high demand for Saga’s cruise offering in the years ahead suggests the stock could yield high long-term total returns. 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Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 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Hotshot: Wasps and England wing Abigail Dow

first_img Date of birth 29 September 1997 Born Slough Club Wasps Country England Position WingHow did you first get involved in rugby? My brother was playing for the minis at Maidenhead and me and my sister, Ruth, were sat on the side. We asked to play and got into it through that. I was five then and when it split to girls’ rugby, we moved to Reading for U15s and U18s.Did your sister help motivate you? Ruth’s two years older, played flanker and I was following in her footsteps. She played in the Premiership and for England U20 before me. We’d motivate each other. She had a serious injury and just plays socially now.Have you always played wing? We struggled for numbers up to U18s and I played a bit at fly-half – not by choice! – but I’ve been on the wing since U18s. Now that I’ve learnt the position I love it.I always used to think the wingers were the fast or skinny people, but it’s very tactical. I’ve picked up so many things about working as a back three, like the pendulum and so on.FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREDid you play any other sports growing up?I used to be into swimming. I stopped in the lower sixth because I realised I couldn’t do swimming and rugby, and I enjoyed rugby more. It’s the team thing. With swimming, you’re training to better yourself. In rugby, when you’re doing fitness or in the gym, it’s to help the team get better as much as yourself. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Get to know new England wing Abigail Dow with this Q&A When did you link up with Wasps? When I turned 18 I could join a women’s side and Wasps were the nearest Premiership side, plus my sister played there. I love it – it’s like a family.Giselle (Mather, director of rugby) is as good at challenging someone who’s just picked up a rugby ball as she is with someone who’s played for years like me. She’s incredible.Is it exciting to have Danielle Waterman at Wasps? I’m a bit fan girly! She’s coached me before and having someone like her in the back three is great. She gets me to think about different options – she has so much knowledge.What are your goals this season?To stay fit! And enjoy what I’m doing. I’m studying mechanical engineering at Imperial so I have to put time into that, but I want to enjoy my rugby and get as much experience as I can.center_img RW Verdict: Last season was a tale of injury and illness (glandular fever) for Dow, but she’s making up for lost time this term. Her form earned her an England call-up for the series against Canada and she scored a brace on her Test debut.This article first appeared in the January 2018 issue of Rugby World. Jump to it: Abigail Dow on the attack against Canada last year. Photo: Getty Images last_img read more

In Los Angeles, Episcopalians partnering with others to help refugees

first_img Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Press Release Service Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Refugees Migration & Resettlement Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY This article is part of an ongoing series exploring the response to the global refugee crisis by The Episcopal Church and its ecumenical and interfaith partners. Other articles in the series are available here.A Syrian refugee boy is seen shortly after arriving at a beach in a raft overcrowded with migrants and refugees in the Greek island of Lesbos, Nov. 20. Balkan countries have begun filtering the flow of migrants to Europe, granting passage to those fleeing conflict in the Middle East and Afghanistan but turning back others from Africa and Asia, the United Nations and Reuters witnesses said on Thursday. Photo: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters[Episcopal News Service] After three years in a Jordanian refugee camp, the Syrian family of four – soon to be five – arrived Nov. 12 at the Los Angeles International Airport with the few possessions they’d stuffed into suitcases and bags.Awaiting them was a welcome team from All Saints Church in Pasadena, and Raffi Manser, a caseworker for the Interfaith Refugee and Immigration Service.The church is partnering with IRIS, a program of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles and one of about 30 affiliate agencies of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s resettlement service, Episcopal Migration Ministries, which has resettled refugees nationally for more than 75 years.With no family or friends in the United States, no established credit or employment history, locating and furnishing housing for the new arrivals present a huge challenge, Manser said.That’s where All Saints stepped up to help, stocking the apartment, located in Azusa about 15 miles east of Pasadena, said Juliana Serrano, senior associate for peace and justice. “Through our welcome team, we secured donations to make their move-in possible. They arrived to a fully furnished apartment with pantry and refrigerator filled with grocery items.”She said the congregation’s “journey in this began before Friday and the attacks in Paris. Where it began for us was with those tragic images of Syrian refugees fleeing their country by boat, and the shocking, disturbing, grotesque image of that young boy floating to shore” on Sept. 3.“At that point, we began considering among ourselves what was going to be our response,” said Serrano.That resolve is unchanged, despite a climate of fear sparked by the Nov. 13 attacks, which killed at least 129 and wounded many others. “We stand on the other end of the spectrum, saying we welcome these individuals and we welcome these families,” Serrano said. “We acknowledge that these refugees are not the Islamic extremists that have participated in these attacks. They are also people who are suffering from this extremism and are victims of this extremism themselves, and need someone to stand up with them and to stand up for them.”Calls for justice amid a climate of fearMore than half of U.S. governors may plan to reject Syrian refugees, but Episcopalians are pushing back, saying welcoming the stranger now is more crucial than ever before.Wendy Johnson, communications manager for Episcopal Migration Ministries, said 175 people participated in a Nov. 19 webinar to explore how Episcopalians can be involved; another webinar is planned for Nov. 23.“We need to make our voices heard,” said Episcopal Migration Ministries Director Deborah Stein during the webinar. She noted that the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 19 passed by a vote of 289-137 a measure that could limit resettlement and prevent Syrian and Iraqi refugees from entering the country. Forty-seven Democrats joined the vote. President Barack Obama has said he will veto the bill, should it pass the Senate.Volunteers try to comfort a pregnant Syrian refugee shortly after arriving by a raft on the Greek island of Lesbos, Nov. 17. Photo: Yannis Behrakis/ReutersA Nov. 19 White House Tweet at #RefugeesWelcome noted that, while the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has referred 23,092 Syrian refugees to the U.S. Refugees Admission Program, the Department of Homeland Security has interviewed just 7,014 since 2011. Since fiscal year 2011 only 2,034 Syrian refugees have been admitted to the United States Of those, none have been arrested or removed on terrorism charges.Stein said she’d heard from local affiliates that the climate of fear sparked by the Paris attacks has caused some refugees to fear for their safety in the United States. “We’re concerned they’re not being welcomed and it’s re-traumatizing to them.”But Episcopal Church Presiding and Primate Bishop Michael B. Curry counsels “Be Not Afraid” and elsewhere in the church bishops are speaking up, urging public officials to honor moral and ethical values, and encouraging constituencies to recall their faith roots.Massachusetts Bishop Alan Gates, along with Suffragan Gayle Harris, and Western Massachusetts Bishop Doug Fisher, joined other faith leaders in defying Gov. Charlie Baker’s decision: “We are prepared to welcome and support Syrian refugees,” according to the Nov. 18 letter sent by the Massachusetts Council of Churches.“Our churches are in every single city and town of Massachusetts,” the letter continued. “We believe in a commonwealth and a nation that lives out of our deepest values, not our fears. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you and strategize for the resettlement of those fleeing violence in Syria.”Refugees and migrants, mostly from Syria, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, pass through Slovenia on their way to Germany, Oct. 23. Photo: Robert Cotič via Wikimedia CommonsArizona Bishop Kirk Smith disputed Gov. Doug Ducey’s authority to limit, not just Syrians, but all refugees from entering the state. “We Christians cannot give into the kind of thirst for vengeance that seems to be sweeping through our country in response to the ISIS attacks in France, Egypt and Lebanon this week,” he said. “We have a long biblical tradition of aiding the homeless and the refugees.”Similarly, Eastern Michigan Bishop Todd Ousley called Gov. Rick Snyder’s “attempt to block acceptance of refugees beyond the authority of his office … a fear-based reaction to a very complex set of political and humanitarian concerns. As Christians in the Episcopal tradition, our love of God compels us to love our neighbor and Jesus teaches us that acts of mercy demonstrate our own neighborliness.”Fort Worth Provisional Bishop J. Scott Mayer also encouraged politicians “to stay grounded in the power of the Holy Spirit and in the promise of our Lord Jesus.”“I urge Episcopalians to find ways to help the refugees in your communities. Pray for them. And let your hands be the hands of Jesus. Let your smiles show the welcoming love of Jesus, your courage in the face of fear model the courage of Jesus, your quiet confidence that all will be well shine like that of Jesus. For like Mary, like you and me, the refugees carry within themselves the image of God, a God waiting to be born again this Christmas.”Interfaith Refugee and Immigration Service: Many ways to assistFor IRIS’s Manser, the hours are long and unpredictable but rewarding. He counts his November caseload at 10, not including the cases he still oversees from previous months.The new arrivals are young and old; families of five, single individuals, elderly couples. Some are Christian, some Muslim, from Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Syria, some displaced for years, some from camps or urban areas, all awaiting the opportunity to begin again.“Each refugee has his or her own story” and is assisted by IRIS caseworkers for 90 days, receiving cultural orientation and English language classes, and transportation, job training and search assistance, physical and mental health assessments, case management, and social and other local services.Three years ago Manser, 32, had just arrived from Baghdad.Fluent in English, Turkish, Kurdish, Armenian and Arabic, he soon began volunteering at IRIS, assisting other refugees with stories similar to his own. His own story, the only one he is comfortable sharing, includes helping with the U.S. Army in Iraq. Eventually, he received a special visa through the U.S. Embassy.IRIS Executive Director Meghan Tumilty said the agency, also an affiliate of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and Church World Service, resettled 378 refugees from October 2014 through September 2015. “About 75 percent were Iranian religious minorities with U.S. ties,” she said. Others included refugees from Iraq, Afghanistan, Cuba and the former Soviet Union.The agency is projected to resettle 530 refugees in the current fiscal year, including some from Syria. She said that about 50 percent of the Syrian population has been displaced; more than 4 million Syrian refugees are in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and other countries.Syrian refugee children at a half-built apartment block near Reyfoun in Lebanon, close to the border with Syria, give the peace sign. The families fled Syria due to the war and are now living on a building site. Photo: Eoghan Rice/Trocaire via WikimeidaAbout 76 percent are women and children “so about 2 million children have lost everything they have,” Tumilty said.Like All Saints, communities of faith may partner to help furnish apartments, but there are many other ways to support refugees, including transportation to and from appointments, tutoring, sharing meals, donating backpacks or other gifts and often continuing the relationship beyond the anticipated six months.Those interested in volunteering are asked to connect with local affiliates, which can be found on the Episcopal Migration Ministries’ website. Additionally, educational and informational resources available to congregations include “Called to Transformation” through Episcopal Relief & Development.“It’s important as Episcopalians (that we welcome) the stranger,” Tumilty said.– The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. 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The saddest thing is that in our recent past, history judged those who would make it their objective to spread fear, hatred, and bigotry and yet some never seem to learn by their never mistakes. Prayers of thanksgiving. Episcopal Migration Ministries, Featured Events November 21, 2015 at 12:26 pm I am so proud and thankful for the diocese in which I was ordained, and the church (all Saints Pasadena) that sponsored me. My prayer is that the Diocese of Tennessee where I am currently located will do the same. The Rev. Ann Van Dervoort Comments (2) The Rev. 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Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Bath, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Press Release Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Pittsburgh, PA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraskalast_img read more

Cubic Houses / ADEPT

first_img “COPY” “COPY” Apartments Photographs:  Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Cubic Houses / ADEPT Architects: ADEPT Area Area of this architecture project Cubic Houses / ADEPTSave this projectSaveCubic Houses / ADEPT Photographs Manufacturers: Randers Tegl, Dalton, Unoform Products translation missing: ArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  125000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Denmark 2017 CopyAbout this officeADEPTOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsCopenhagenIcebergDenmarkPublished on December 13, 2020Cite: “Cubic Houses / ADEPT” 13 Dec 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?立方住宅 / ADEPT是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST+ 19Curated by María Francisca González Share CopyApartments•Copenhagen, Denmark Products used in this ProjectBricksRanders TeglFacing Bricks – RusticaCity:CopenhagenCountry:DenmarkMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Rasmus Hjortshøj – COASTText description provided by the architects. ADEPTs recently completed Cubic Houses in Copenhagen, DK shows a playful residential complex that breaks down the scale of a large building volume while offering a generous variation to the in-progress development of a new neighborhood.Save this picture!© Rasmus Hjortshøj – COASTSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe design of the Cubic Houses aims to balance the client’s wish for a large amount of square meters with the envisioned character of urban life in the new development neighborhood. The result is a residential complex that breaks down the building volume into several individual ‘cubes’ – stacked and shifted on top of each other.Save this picture!© Rasmus Hjortshøj – COASTThe configuration of cubes reflects the rhythm of a human scale and works against long stretches of the street with no variation or human activity. The design adapts to the overall urban scale of the neighborhood, yet contributes to a varied and lively small-scale atmosphere along the central canal.Save this picture!© Rasmus Hjortshøj – COASTSave this picture!SectionIn its basic concept, Cubic Houses is a regular building slap with spacious and simple apartment layouts. Maintaining the vertical stairways, the eight brick cubes shift in relation to each other, both at the ground floor and higher up. The shifting of volumes breaks eventual turbulence and adapts the building to local microclimatic conditions.Save this picture!© Rasmus Hjortshøj – COASTOriginally published on August 15, 2017. Project gallerySee allShow lessHouse for a Drummer / Bornstein LyckeforsSelected ProjectsLake Mississauga Cottage / Architects Tillmann Ruth RobinsonSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Copenhagen, DenmarkLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year: last_img read more

Cattlemen Testify to the Importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Cattlemen Testify to the Importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership By Gary Truitt – Jan 14, 2016 Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association testified on what it called the importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership to the U.S. International Trade Commission Thursday. Kevin Kester, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Policy Division Chair, testified before the ITC, stressing the importance of TPP for the cattle industry. Kester said with a growing middle class overseas demanding a higher quality diet, “we need strong trade agreements like TPP.” The trade agreement, according to NCBA, offers increased access to the Japanese market for cattle producers.In 2014, the U.S. exported beef worth $1.6 billion into Japan at a 38.5 percent tariff. Once TPP is implemented that tariff rate will phase down to 9 percent over 15 years, with a significant cut in the first year. Cattlemen Testify to the Importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Previous articleEnergy Bill Faces Tough Hurdles As Prices Fall During Election YearNext articleLearn New Techniques, Technologies In Crop Management Workshops Gary Truitt Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Mine-owner who allegedly instigated fatal attack on newspaper employee surrenders to police

first_img Follow the news on China Receive email alerts to go further Help by sharing this information 中国版本The owner of the mine where The China Trade News employee Lan Chenzhang was fatally beaten on 10 January surrendered to the authorities on 19 January after a police manhunt. The mine-owner, Hou Zhenrun, is alleged to have told eight men to attack Lan with iron bars and other improvised weapons.There is still considerable uncertainty about the motives of Lan and his colleague Chang Hanwen for going to the mine. The police maintain that they did not go there to write about the working conditions of its miners but to extort the equivalent of 130 US dollars from the owner in return for their silence.Despite an outcry about the case, The China Trade News and other state media refuse to regard Lan’s death as a press freedom violation, arguing that he was just a ordinary employee of the newspaper and not a journalist. RSF_en News ChinaAsia – Pacific Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News ——————–18.01.2007中国版本Call for thorough probe into case of journalist beaten to deathReporters Without Borders today called on the Chinese authorities to carry out a thorough investigation into the death of Lan Chengzhang of Zhongguo Maoyi Bao (China Trade News), who died from a brain haemorrhage after being beaten with clubs by assailants on 10 January while reporting on the situation of miners in Hunyuan, in the northern province of Shanxi.The authorities are refusing to regard Lan as a journalist because he did not have a press card and had not received official permission to do the report.“Although Lan had not been authorised to cover the situation at the Hunyuan mine, his death should be investigated properly,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Reporters often have to face hired thugs or security guards when they go to mines. We also call on the authorities to ensure the safety of journalists who investigate the working conditions of Chinese miners.”Lan went to the apparently illegal mine with other Zhongguo Maoyi Bao employees. He was attacked while two of his colleagues were in the mine owner’s office and he was waiting in the car with the driver. The driver said the assailants appeared to be thugs employed by the mine owner. Lan was taken to a hospital in Datong and died the next day. The driver and one of the other Zhongguo Maoyi Bao employees also sustained injuries.Lan had been working for the newspaper for less than a month and was still in his trial period. The provincial authorities said they have ordered an investigation but do not regard Lan as a journalist. He has been accused on the Tianya site of being a “false journalist” who practised extortion – a charge often levelled against journalists. January 22, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mine-owner who allegedly instigated fatal attack on newspaper employee surrenders to police April 27, 2021 Find out more News June 2, 2021 Find out more News Organisation China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures ChinaAsia – Pacific March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Minister apologises to SF Councillor in defamatory lawsuit

first_imgFacebook NewsLocal NewsMinister apologises to SF Councillor in defamatory lawsuitBy admin – December 21, 2009 600 Advertisement Email DEFENCE Minister Willie O’Dea has apologised to Sinn Féin Councillor Maurice Quinlivan for making false and defamatory comments about him in an interview with a local newspaper last March.The apology was read to the High Court and Mr O’Dea said the article contained implications which reflected on the personal conduct and character of Mr Quinlivan.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mr Quinlivan took a defamation action against Mr O’Dea after the article appeared in the Limerick Chronicle on March 10.Mr O’Dea said he accepted all such implications and statements were false and defamatory of Cllr Quinlivan” and that he “withdraws them in their entirety”.He apologised to Mr Quinlivan both for making them and for denying having made them.Mr O’Dea said that he accepted Councillor Quinlivan was a person of the highest integrity.The Minister paid damages and costs to Mr Quinlivan who brought the proceedings in defence of his reputation. Linkedincenter_img WhatsApp Print Twitter Previous articleAccused spat and hurled abuse at judgeNext articleSevere weather continues adminlast_img read more

Parachute Regiment flags removed from Fountain area in Derry

first_imgNews Facebook Previous articleSean McEniff’s Traveller comments reported to party leadershipNext articleAbuse victims’ support group will seek meeting with Mgr Eamon Martin News Highland Facebook Parachute Regiment flags removed from Fountain area in Derry Google+ Twitter Parachute Regiment Flags which had been erected in the Fountain area of Derry have been removed.Calls were made last night to remove the Parachute Regiment flags which had been erected ahead of the anniversary of Bloody Sunday.Thirteen people died when British paratroopers shot civil rights marchers in Derry in 1972.Events are due to be held at the end of January to mark the 41st anniversary of the atrocity.Foyle MP Mark Durkan said he is glad that people have seen sense and brought the flags down….[podcast][/podcast] Pinterest Twitter 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota center_img WhatsApp By News Highland – January 18, 2013 Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Google+ Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme WhatsApp Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next weeklast_img read more

Breaking: Supreme Court Stays Recovery Of Rs. 27 Cr Penalty Imposed On NDTV, Prannoy Roy And Radhika Roy By SEBI

first_imgTop StoriesBreaking: Supreme Court Stays Recovery Of Rs. 27 Cr Penalty Imposed On NDTV, Prannoy Roy And Radhika Roy By SEBI Mehal Jain26 March 2021 2:41 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Friday stayed the recovery of the penalty of Rs 27 crore imposed by the SEBI on December 24, 2020 on NDTV promoters, Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy, as well as on their holding company for allegedly violating various securities norms by concealing information from shareholders regarding certain loan agreements.The bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah also directed…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 on Friday stayed the recovery of the penalty of Rs 27 crore imposed by the SEBI on December 24, 2020 on NDTV promoters, Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy, as well as on their holding company for allegedly violating various securities norms by concealing information from shareholders regarding certain loan agreements.The bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah also directed the appellants cooperate in the expeditious disposal of the appeals against the SEBI order by the SAT, which are listed for final disposal on April 6. On February 15, the SAT had directed that if the appellant deposits 50% of the amount minus interest within four weeks, the balance amount shall not be recovered during the pendency of the appeal. It was this order which in challenge before the top court on Friday.Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the appellants, advanced, “The running of a TV channel is a very difficult proposition. A lot of money is needed and the revenue is not good. That is why so many TV channels have been boarded up. It is only Times of India and the other big channels which are functioning because they have a big network. NDTV is run by a husband and wife- Pranav and Radhika Roy. They had take a loan from the ICICI bank in 2008 of 375 crores. It was repaid by another entity, VCPL, from which another loan was taken in 2009. They took over the loan and the loan to them is still continuing on which no interest is payable. Because no interest is payable, they think it to be a sham for the transfer of control of NDTV to the VCPL and have penalised me. I have not transferred my shares or my wife’s shares or those of my holding company to VCPL! They said that you have a huge loan from an entity which repaid your earlier loan, how can it be without interest? They said it is a sham transaction and that I have transferred control! How can I transfer control without any transfer of shares? I have all the shares! They asked why have you taken a loan from private entity to repay ICICI? There seems to be some prejudice because of this! It was impossible for us to service the ICICI bank loan! Who have I cheated? Why is there a penalty of 25 crores and an individual penalty of 1-1 crores? This amounts to closing down the channel! We have no money!””So the allegation is only of taking over of an outstanding loan?”, asked Justice Chandrachud”It is not an allegation… There is 100 page decision of SEBI. Every time, the argument is that it is NDTV, Pranav Roy, Radhika Roy. They are not a separate class who deserve a separate treatment. The violations are of very serious nature. They are saying that they have not transferred the shares! Their shares are worthless! There is a reasoned and speaking judgement! There is a direction by a statutory regulatory body that penalty has to be paid! The Tribunal says that it is not a pre-deposit but one cannot challenge a money decree without some deposit. This is that ‘some deposit’…This has been a practice in the tribunal! I would be guilty of not opposing the present appellants when I have opposed others!”, argued SG Tushar Mehta.”It is a case of penalty, not a decree owed to anybody else. Penalties are stayed, it is a decree which is not stayed. The complainant is a former employee/associate of NDTV. The same authority on the same question has earlier found no irregularity, they have said that there has been no transfer of control, they have even said that a case for stay is made out. There are different-different penalties on me for the same transaction on different show-cause notices. The point, the facts and the allegations are the same in all”, pressed Mr. Rohatgi.”There have been many cases where such an order has not been challenged and the deposit has been made. Merely because some half-truth are being placed before Your Lordships…TV journalism is not a class by itself! There cannot be arguments like ‘we cannot run TV channel’…”, argued the SG.”The same tribunal in respect of the same transaction, in June 2019, said that a case for stay is made out. Earlier, it said that there is no transfer of control. It is brash on the part of the tribunal to ask for 50% deposit now. There has to be some consistency. Without any reason, you say 50% deposit… You are exercising the power of stay. You are asking for some amount. There have to be some observations!”, observed Justice Chandrachud.According to SEBI, certain loan agreements had clauses that have adversarial effect on the NDTV shareholders. The regulator said its probe began after receipt of complaints, in 2017 from Quantum Securities Pvt Ltd– a shareholder of NDTV– about an alleged violation of rules by non-disclosure of material information to the shareholders about loan agreements with VCPL. One loan agreement was with ICICI Bank, and two were with Vishvapradhan Commercial Private Ltd (VCPL).As per SEBI, an agreement was signed in 2009 with VCPL for a loan of Rs 350 crore to repay the ICICI Bank loan and a second loan agreement with VCPL was signed for Rs 53.85 crore, a year later. These loan agreements included clauses and conditions that substantially affected the functioning of NDTV, Sebi said in its 52-page order. Further, one of the terms of loan agreements allowed VCPL to indirectly acquire 30 per cent shareholding of NDTV through conversion of warrants into equity shares of RRPR Holding.The loan agreements were structured in such a manner that clauses on various matters pertaining to NDTV, which were material and price sensitive information, were concealed from the minority shareholders. The Roys have contended that NDTV was not a party hence there was no requirement for them to make disclosure of the agreement to the stock exchanges. Through such acts, the two propmoters and RRPR Holding have violated provisions of PFUTP (Prohibition of Fraudulent and Unfair Trade Practices) norms, according to Sebi. In addition, the Roys have entered into loan agreements which created conflict of their personal interest with the interest of NDTV, without making disclosure as required under the company’s code of conduct. By doing so, they violated code of conduct of NDTV and provisions of equity listing agreement. Accordingly, a fine of Rs 25 crore had been imposed on Roys and RRPR Holding, which needs to be paid jointly and severally. Besides, a penalty of Rs 1 crore each has been levied on Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy.In a relief to Prannoy & Radhika Roy, the Supreme Court had on February 15 exempted them from making deposit before the Securities Appellate Tribunal(SAT) for hearing their appeals against the penalty of over Rs 16.97 crores imposed by the Securities and Exchange Board of India(SEBI) in a different case related to insider trading.A bench headed by the Chief Justice of India ordered that “no amount shall be coercively recovered from the appellants(Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy) for hearing the case”.When the Solicitor General of India, Tushar Mehta, raised an apprehension on behalf of the SEBI that such an order is likely to be used in other similar pending cases, the bench clarified that the order “will not be treated as a precedent”.On Friday, Mr Rohatgi had argued that on a similar order by the SAT in relation to the same parties, Court no. 1 of the Supreme Court, that is, the bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde, had exempted them from the deposit. “The bench had said that it is not a precedent. So legally we can’t say that we are bound by the three judgement”, Justice Chandrachud had remarked.Click Hear To Download/Read OrderNext Storylast_img read more