THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY AS CITY FIRMS RUN… AND RUN

first_img Tags: NULL HOGAN Lovells partner Richard Tyler will be walking down the stairs sideways for the next three days after completing yesterday’s physically and mentally exhausting 26.2 mile Virgin Money London Marathon.“Towards the end of the race you end up running not much faster than you can walk because your legs wind down like a spring,” said Tyler, appropriately an energy specialist at the law firm. “The first half was fun but the second was increasingly ugly.”Tyler finished the race in just over four hours to raise about £3,000 – once he has “rattled a few cages” at Lovells – to be split equally between the Geoff Thomas Foundation and Action Against Hunger, which is funding a feeding station for malnourished children in Liberia.Meanwhile, Vassos Georgiadis, managing director of Melton Legal Search, joined the crowds to encourage his fellow Jane Bubear Sport Foundation trustees Martin Winter, senior partner at Taylor Wessing (3hrs 59 mins) and Brian Phillips, chief investment officer of GCP Capital Partners (4hrs 57 mins).Not to be outdone, a group of 14 lawyers from Simmons & Simmons have been training for months to raise their target of £1,700 each for Scope, including partners Tim Pearce and Jonathan Melrose; Jonathan Hammond, the new head of financial markets; and associates George Hankey and Arthur Markham.After finishing the race in four hours and 35 minutes, Markham took a cycle rickshaw straight to the The Punchbowl in Piccadilly Circus for some rehydrating ciders – “the best thing I have drunk all day” – while Taylor Wessing’s Winter celebrate his fifty-seventh birthday with his first beers in four weeks.“I shall try hard not to fall asleep,” said Wessing, who is tomorrow flying out to the Greek island of Stetse for a holiday with Georgiadis, where the pair plan to take part in their traditional 16.5 mile race around the “brutally hilly” island – just for fun.“When he beats me I always allege he uses a scooter, but he always denies it,” said Wessing.PAYING TRIBUTEAS the marathon was underway, tributes were being paid to Towers Watson consultant Gareth Crockett, 27, who was killed in a road accident last week during a sponsored run and bike ride that would have culminated in the London race.Gareth was part of a team undertaking the epic challenge of cycling more than 450 miles and completing four marathons in eight days, travelling from Belfast to London. The group had planned the challenge to raise money for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research in memory of close friend John Erwin who passed away from the disease last year. Donations in memory of both Gareth and John can continue to be made at justgiving.com/beldonchallenge. Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailNews SharperGrab A Tissue Before You See Richard Simmons At 72News SharperThe Sports DropForgotten College Basketball Stars: Where Are They Now?The Sports DropUpbeat NewsThese 25 Celebrities Ruined Their Career in a Matter of MinutesUpbeat NewsMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesTaco RelishOnly People With An IQ Of 130 Can Name These ItemsTaco RelishDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryForbes.comLove Cars? Here Are The 51 Hottest Collectible CarsForbes.com More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org KCS-content whatsappcenter_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY AS CITY FIRMS RUN… AND RUN Sunday 17 April 2011 10:03 pmlast_img read more

Astoria Investments Limited (ATIL.mu) 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgAstoria Investments Limited (ATIL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Astoria Investments Limited (ATIL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Astoria Investments Limited (ATIL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Astoria Investments Limited (ATIL.mu)  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileAstoria Investments Limited is an investment company with permanent capital. The company runs its operations in the United States, Europe, Asia, South Africa and Mauritius. Astoria Investments invests in global equity dominated holdings of primarily direct, high quality listed businesses. The company invests in sectors such as technology, insurance, pharmaceutical, entertainment, financial, consumer products, retail and transportation. Astoria Investments Limited has a primary listing on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius and a secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.last_img read more

Car & General Limited (CGEN.ke) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgCar & General Limited (CGEN.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Car & General Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Car & General Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading LiquidityThe total indicative share trading liquidity for Car & General Limited (CGEN.ke) in the past 12 months, as of 1st June 2021, is US$65.55K (KES7.11M). An average of US$5.46K (KES592.61K) per month.Car & General Limited Annual Report DocumentCompany ProfileCar & General Limited supplies power generation, automotive, engineering and agricultural equipment in Kenya. The company also imports and markets brands which are global leaders in various markets; including two- and three-wheeler vehicles, tractors, outboard engines, air compressors, laundry equipment and water pumps. Car & General Limited has subsidiary companies in Uganda and Tanzania, and branches in Arusha and Rwanda where it is the master distributor for Cummins (diesel generators, engines and parts). In Tanzania, Car & General manage Kibo Poultry Products Limited which is one of the oldest chicken broiler farms in Africa. It is the master distributor for Cummins diesel generators, engines and parts in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Seychelles, South Sudan and Somalia. The company was established in 1936 in Nakuru, Kenya; its head office and main operations were relocated to Nairobi following the rapid expansion of the business. Car & General Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Synairgen shares are up 14% in 1 month. Would I buy now?

first_img Image source: Getty Images Nadia Yaqub | Wednesday, 27th January, 2021 | More on: SNG Synairgen shares are up 14% in 1 month. Would I buy now? Nadia Yaqub has no position in any of the shares 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. 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. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Synairgen (LSE: SNG) shares are up 14% over the past month. The stock first came onto my radar in December and I’ve been watching it ever since. I’ve written about the stock a few times and I think its worth another update given the share price rise.What makes Synairgen shares different?I think a quick reminder of what makes Synairgen shares different from the other pharmaceutical stocks is worth a mention.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…Large drug companies such as Pfizer and AstraZeneca have created vaccines for Covid-19. What Synairgen is doing is creating a treatment, called SNG001. This means that if anyone develops Covid-19, SNG001 could be used to treat it.In a nutshell, Synairgen’s treatment should be effective where vaccines aren’t. It could also prove useful in the case the virus mutates to the point where vaccines become less effective.I must highlight that it’s still early days for SNG001. The treatment is being trialed and hasn’t yet received regulatory sign-off to be used when treating Covid-19. But I think things look promising for Synairgen shares.What’s the story so far?I’ve been watching the stock since December and a lot has happened since then. SNG001 has successfully completed Phase I and II trials, which involves using the treatment on a sample of hospitalised patients and assessing the results. Just because it has completed the first two phases, of course, doesn’t guarantee it’ll pass Phase III. I reckon the recent positive news flow on Synairgen shares has boosted the price. In December, the AIM-listed company announced that it would conduct further trials in the US. But this wasn’t the best part. Synairgen also announced that the US regulator, FDA, had awarded SNG001 with a fast track status.But wait, there’s more news. On 13 January 2021, Synairgen reported that the first UK patient had been given the SNG001 treatment as part of its global Phase III trial for hospitalised Covid-19 patients. While there’s no guarantee the treatment being successful in the third phase, I’m optimistic on the prospects for Synairgen shares. If on the other hand, it didn’t pass the Phase III trial, I expect Synairgen shares to fall significantly.So why have Synairgen shares rallied recently?Well, it’s more positive news. I should highlight that the trial phases mentioned above are for hospitalised Covid-19 patients. And the results look promising.In the past few weeks, Synairgen has announced that as part of its Phase II/III trails it’s now testing SNG001 on patients who are suffering with Covid-19 at home and don’t require hospitalisation. If this is successful, it’ll mean quicker treatment so this will reduce the need to transport infected patients and eliminate virus exposure to healthcare workers. This should be positive for Synairgen shares.Would I buy Synairgen shares now?It’s still early days for Synairgen. While the results so far look promising, I must highlight that this is a small company and there’s risks involved when investing. The risk for Synairgen to fail is greater than for its larger counterparts.Once the global pandemic is over, I don’t think it’s end of the road for Synairgen. It could get snapped up by a large pharmaceutical competitor. The research conducted by Synairgen could prove useful for other respiratory diseases.For these reasons, I’m comfortable with buying Synairgen shares within my diversified portfolio.center_img 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. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Nadia Yaqublast_img read more

Presbyterian-Episcopal dialogue looks at the needs of a changing church

first_img Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Job Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Belleville, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY Featured Events Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Press Release Ecumenical & Interreligious Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab [Presbyterian News Service] Meeting at First Presbyterian Church in San Diego Feb. 17-19, representatives of the Episcopal-Presbyterian Bilateral Dialogue met and considered how the two ecclesial traditions could partner with each other considering the context of the 21st -century church.Representing the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in San Diego were Ruling Elder Anne Bond (co-chair), the Rev. Neal Presa (co-vice chair), the Rev. Terri Ofori, the Rev. Dr. Christian Boyd, the Rev. Robert Foltz-Morrison, and Ruling Elder Dianna Wright, the interim director of the Office of the General Assembly’s Ecclesial and Ecumenical Ministries. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit an Event Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Knoxville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 center_img Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector Columbus, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Martinsville, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Presbyterian-Episcopal dialogue looks at the needs of a changing church Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Posted Mar 3, 2020 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Bath, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Washington, DC Representing The Episcopal Church at the gathering were the Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton (co-chair), the Rev. Elise Johnstone (co-vice chair), Michael Booker, Elizabeth Ring, and Richard Mammana, serving as staff liaison.  Other members of the dialogue from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) are the Rev. Brooke Pickrell and (alternate) Rev. Brian Entz and from The Episcopal Church, the Rev.  Joseph Wolyniak and the Rev. Margaret Rose, serving as staff.This was the second meeting of the third round of bilateral dialogues between the two ecclesial communions.  The meeting was grounded in prayer, scripture and song.Representatives discussed at length how the two communions might, at some time in the future, look to a limited exchange of ministers, noting especially the good work that has been done in the Churches Uniting in Christ and the June 2017 CUIC liturgy where all CUIC members recognized the ministries of each member body, in light of the 2008 agreement between the two traditions.Representatives affirmed that there are practical differences in the denominations, but that as there are fewer young people who have knowledge of any church body at all, The Episcopal Church and the PC(USA) are in a significant moment of being able to work together to build up the body of Christ.Dialogue members also noted that ecumenical partnerships often occur at the grassroots level and the dialogue wishes to help those ecumenical partnerships to flourish.  They affirmed that in whatever ways the two ecclesial communions will be working together, that partnerships would always work to break down oppressive, discriminatory barriers and look to all areas of partnership — especially such partnerships as campus ministry, immigrant communities, rural communities, communities of color and multicultural, multiethnic communities.   Both the Rt. Rev. Susan Brown Snook, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego, and the Rev. Michael Mudgett, executive presbyter of the Presbytery of San Diego, met with members of the dialogue to share about ecumenical and interreligious partnerships ongoing in the local area, especially those relating to caring for migrants on the border.The members of the dialogue will meet again Sept. 16-18. They’ll be hosted by The Episcopal Church. Rector Tampa, FL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Press Release Servicelast_img read more

100 Centrica employees raise £30,000 for NCH over two days

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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 21 July 2005 | News  31 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Almost one hundred employees from the Centrica group, which owns British Gas, Scottish Gas and Onetel, participated in a weekend-long event in Ullswater to raise money for the charity’s adoption and fostering, disability, mental health and young carer projects.The Centrica teams raised money to attend the event through a number of fundraising initiatives. During the weekend the teams completed a range of physical and mental challenges including rock climbing, raft building and orienteering. Centrica have been in partnership with NCH since February 2005 and has raised over £100,000 to date. The Group aims to raise a further £150,000 by the end of February 2006. Advertisement 100 Centrica employees raise £30,000 for NCH over two days Tagged with: corporate Eventslast_img read more

The other Venezuelan demonstration

first_imgThe international corporate media reported on a large demonstration in Caracas, Venezuela, on Sept. 1. But there were two demonstrations that day. The one not covered in the U.S. was huge and in support of the progressive government of President Nicolás Maduro.Red-clad supporters packed Avenida Bolivar in the heart of the capital for as far as the eye could see. They were responding to the call for a “Great Occupation” issued by Maduro and the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) to defend peace in Venezuela.A New York Times article on Sept. 2 did not even mention #LaCalleEsChavista, meaning “the street supports the Chávez program.”Instead, the media widely reported on the action built for weeks by the anti-Chavista electoral coalition called Mesa de la Unidad Democrática (MUD), which was limited to the more affluent suburb of Miranda. MUD had projected that a million people would come to the capital on Sept. 1 to “take Caracas” and overthrow the Bolivarian Revolution.On Aug. 31, Jeanette Charles reported that “opposition legislator Freddy Guevara admitted that the opposition had used an ‘economic boycott’ to force the government out. Moreover, he vowed that the opposition would reach Miraflores Palace on September 1st, just as they did in 2002.” She was referring to the short-lived coup on April 11 of that year. (venezuelanalysis.com)In the days before Sept. 1, Venezuelan intelligence and state security arrested several opposition figures armed with explosives and found 92 Colombian paramilitaries with several caches of weapons, explosives and military uniforms near the Miraflores presidential palace. (Venezuelan Television, VTV)While MUD marchers posed for photo ops in T-shirts proclaiming peace, their organization unleashed violent gangs to attack Venezuelan security forces with firebombs and rocks. It was an attempt to renew the 2014 “Guarimba” strategy that killed 43 innocent people when the right wing set up barricades, strung wires across roads to decapitate riders and fire-bombed government buildings. This time security lines prevented any provocations from reaching the Caracas center or government buildings.Since the death of President Hugo Chávez on March 5, 2013, the opposition has used violence as well as destabilization tactics against the Maduro government, which has faced a steep drop in world oil prices. Capitalist owners have restricted production, and needed goods are hoarded by illicit distribution networks that divert a staggering 37 percent to 40 percent of retail goods to street sales and even sales in other countries. (Statistics from a webinar with Venezuelan Consul General Jesus Rodriguez, based in Chicago.)The government has offset some of the inflation-fueled price hikes by decreeing a 50 percent pay increase for workers and issuing debit cards with cash assistance to the poorest Venezuelans. But the inflation also negatively impacts better-off Venezuelans, who drive the opposition.In July the Venezuelan government took over a factory producing diapers and other personal hygiene products at the request of 971 workers who had occupied the plant after transnational corporation Kimberly-Clark shut it down. More than 1,200 farms, companies and other private businesses have been taken over by the Bolivarian government. (Wall Street Journal, July 11)MUD won a parliamentary majority in the December 2015 election. This parliamentary attack mirrors the campaign against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who was ousted on Aug. 31, a day before the mobilizations in Caracas. MUD has now collected enough valid signatures to trigger a vote to recall President Maduro, but its campaign was held too late to force a new presidential election. Instead, if Maduro were to be recalled, the PSUV vice president would become president until the next election in 2018.At stake is the distribution of the profits from Venezuela’s enormous oil reserves. Elected governments that prioritize anti-poverty measures, education, health care and well-being for the working masses are seen as impediments by profiteering corporations. In the 17 years since the Bolivarian Revolution began, the government has transformed the lives of the previously marginalized majority of Venezuelans, including the Indigenous, those of African descent, LGBTQ communities, women, people with disabilities and elders. Their rights have been codified in the Bolivarian Constitution.U.S. vs. Bolivarian VenezuelaOn Dec. 18, 2014, the day after President Barack Obama announced his government’s willingness to resume diplomatic relations with revolutionary Cuba, he deepened the U.S. attack on the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela by signing the Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act. The bill was authored by New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, a virulent opponent of the Cuban Revolution.The act was implemented on March 9, 2015, when Obama declared “a national emergency with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by the situation in Venezuela.” (whitehouse.gov) This “national emergency” was renewed for a year this March 3.Secretary-General Luis Almagro Lemes of the Organization of American States directly intervened in the 2015 Venezuelan parliamentary elections. The OAS, headquartered in Washington, D.C., has campaigned openly on the side of pro-capitalist MUD, hiding its counterrevolutionary intent behind the figleaf of “democracy.”MUD coalition members have long been funded through the U.S. Agency for International Development and the National Endowment for Democracy. Marina Corina Machado headed the nongovernmental organization called Súmate, which received NED funding. Machado, a former opposition lawmaker, signed the decree to dissolve all state institutions during the failed 2002 coup against Chávez.It is clear that the opposition wants to dissolve all the social programs that have elevated the poorest Venezuelans, whether by parliamentary means or violence.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Attorney General Refuses Consent To Initiate Contempt Proceedings Against Rahul Gandhi

first_imgTop StoriesAttorney General Refuses Consent To Initiate Contempt Proceedings Against Rahul Gandhi LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK23 March 2021 7:19 PMShare This – xThe Attorney General for India KK Venugopal on Tuesday declined to grant consent to initiate criminal contempt of proceedings against Congress MP Rahul Gandhi for his statements against judiciary.The AG observed that Gandhi’s statements made a general reference to “judiciary” and contained no specific reference to the Supreme Court. He pointed out that under Section 15 of the Contempt of…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 Attorney General for India KK Venugopal on Tuesday declined to grant consent to initiate criminal contempt of proceedings against Congress MP Rahul Gandhi for his statements against judiciary.The AG observed that Gandhi’s statements made a general reference to “judiciary” and contained no specific reference to the Supreme Court. He pointed out that under Section 15 of the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971, the Attorney General has jurisdiction to grant consent for initiation of proceedings for contempt only in respect of contempt of the Supreme Court.”Thus the question of my granting consent would not arise”, the AG said.”In any event”, the top law officer of the Union further said,  “the statements in question are too vague to be said to have lowered the authority of the institution in the eyes of the public”.The AG was responding to a petition filed by one Advocate Vineet Jindal who alleged that Rahul Gandhi scandalized the judiciary by commenting that “the ruling party in the Centre has inserted its people into judiciary”.According to Jindal, Gandhi had made the following comments in an interview :”This country has a legal system where one had 100 per cent independence in voicing his/her opinion. It is very clear that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is inserting its Institutional framework of this country”By alleging that these comments disgraced and scandalized the Supreme Court, Jindal sought criminal contempt action against Gandhi under Section 15 of the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971.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

Donegal to Dublin air service reduced to one flight a day

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Community Enhancement Programme open for applications RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Twitter Pinterest Previous articleLUH has been very busy, but is ready – Saolta CEONext article101 Covid-19 deaths now confirmed on the island of Ireland News Highland ****************************Statement in full -Following discussions with the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport and the operating airline Stobart Air under the Aer Lingus Regional brand it was agreed to reduce the current schedule to a one rotation per day service until the 30th April with a review thereafter.A spokesperson at the airport confirmed that ‘while the health and wellbeing of our staff, their families and our passengers in this critical pandemic is paramount and we can operate under the HSE guidelines we agreed to continue to enable the provision of this essential service at a reduced level in the short term.  The passengers travelling are on essential travel for health reasons and returning home from various locations around the world’ The flights will now operate from Dublin daily at 1535 arriving in Donegal at 1635 and returning from Donegal at 1700 arriving in Dublin at 1755.The route is operated under the government’s PSO service, however by operating this reduced service Donegal airport will incur a significant loss of revenue over the period and has reduced operational hours with core staff.  All other ancillary service are closed and where possible staff are working remotely.While an extension to the period may be necessary management are hopeful of a return to the full schedule sooner rather than later as the country begins to return to normal.  Pinterest Facebook By News Highland – April 1, 2020 Google+ WhatsApp Donegal to Dublin air service reduced to one flight a day Facebook Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp The air service linking Donegal and Dublin is being scaled back to one flight a day in each direction.An airport spokesperson confirmed this afternoon that following discussions with Stobart Air and the Department of Transport it was decided to continue flights, with the airport operating in compliance with HSE guidelines.The airport says as well as facilitating the return of many people from around the world, the Dublin serves many people travelling for health reasons.Flights to Donegal will leave Dublin Airport at 25 to four in the afternoon, flights to Dublin will leave Donegal at 5pm.The route is operated under the government’s PSO service, buty management have acknowledged that because of the reduced service, Donegal airport will incur a significant loss of revenue over the period.The airport now has reduced operational hours with core staff.  All other ancillary service are closed, and where possible staff are working remotely. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme last_img read more

Maryland councilmember proposes video cameras to thwart texting and driving

first_imgbernardbodo/iStock(ANNAPOLIS, Md.) — While some states have pushed back against the implementation of red-light cameras, one councilmember from Montgomery County, Maryland, thinks current photographic deterrents are not enough.Councilmember Tom Hucker is seeking to gain permission from the Maryland state legislature to install highway cameras that would record what drivers are doing inside their vehicles, in an attempt to curb distracted driving. “Maryland is facing an epidemic of serious crashes from distracted driving,” Hucker told ABC News. “We have over 38,000 crashes a year and they result in far too many fatalities and serious injuries.”According to government records, Montgomery County saw only 20 homicides in 2018 compared to 27 fatal car crashes the same year — one reason Hucker is arguing for such drastic action to be taken.Although Maryland banned the use of handheld devices while driving in 2013, officials say the fines associated with being caught — $75 dollars for the first offense, $125 for the second offense and $175 for subsequent offenses — are not enough, and previous attempts to raise the fines have failed.“If we’re serious about traffic safety, we need to look at using the best available technology to keep people safe and use the best tools at our disposal,” Hucker said. “This is a new tool that is available on the market. But we don’t have the authority to use it yet.”The goal of the cameras, Hucker argues, is to increase the effectiveness of existing laws by catching drivers in the act of using their phones and then following through with some sort of punishment, like a fine or a written warning of some kind, he told ABC News.Opponents of the plan are skeptical that this degree of surveillance is necessary.“It’s really invasive,” John Townsend, public relations manager for AAA Mid-Atlantic, said in a phone interview with ABC News. “It’s like a peeping Tom. Not just violators, but everyone who drives by that camera will be recorded.”Townsend said they were also concerned that such practices could lead to future violations of privacy and that lawmakers may alter the legislation in the future in an attempt to make more money.“It’s a very slippery slope,” Townsend said. “Are they really doing this for traffic safety reasons or because there’s a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?”Hucker responded to these concerns by asserting that the same questions were asked about red-light cameras back when they were first being considered, and that they are now widely used and proven to be extremely effective in deterring dangerous driving.“Opponents then alleged that municipalities were [installing red-light cameras] to raise revenue,” Hucker said. “All we’re doing is seeking the authority to consider having a program, and you can set up any program you want.”If Montgomery County were to adopt this policy, it would be the first program of its kind in the country and among the first in the world.Ultimately, the council decided to postpone taking a position on the bill until the legislative session begins in January. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more