Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.tz) 2006 Annual Report

first_imgUchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.tz)  2006 annual report.Company ProfileUchumi Supermarket Limited is the oldest retail supermarket chain in Kenya selling fresh produce and quality merchandise, with an extended footprint in Tanzania and Uganda. The company has retail outlets in Nairobi, Meru, Eldoret, Kericho, Mombasa and Kisumi; ranging from hyper branches to express convenience stores. Uchumi Supermarket is primarily known for stocking fresh fruit and vegetables, breads and pastries and a range of local merchandise. Subsidiaries include Uchumi Supermarkets (Uganda) Limited and Uchumi Supermarkets (Tanzania) Limited. Kasarani Mall Limited is a subsidiary company engaged in property management. Uchumi Supermarket Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Centum Investment Company Limited (CENT.ug) HY2013 Presentation

first_imgCentum Investment Company Limited (CENT.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2013 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Centum Investment Company Limited (CENT.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Centum Investment Company Limited (CENT.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Centum Investment Company Limited (CENT.ug)  2013 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileCentum Investment Company Limited is a Kenyan-based private equity firm specialising in providing investment opportunities for public and private companies in Uganda. This includes managing investment growth, development capital and buyouts. The private equity firm invests in companies which serve the needs of the domestic markets in sub-Saharan Africa and invests in both listed and non-listed companies in various sectors, including; banking, insurance, education, healthcare, energy, agriculture, industrial production, telecommunications, real estate, beverage manufacturing, automotive assembly, in-flight catering and dry-cell manufacturing. Investments in commercial services include Mumias Sugar Company Limited, Kenya Airways and Carbacid Investment Company. Centum Investment Company was founded in 1967 and is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Centum Investment Company Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

5 UK shares to buy right now

first_img 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. Rupert Hargreaves | Tuesday, 16th March, 2021 See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves 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! The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images 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. I believe the best UK shares to buy right now are those businesses that may benefit from the economic recovery over the next few years. And with that in mind, here are five companies I’ve been looking into recently with the view of adding them to my portfolio.UK sharesThe easiest way to invest in the economic recovery, in my opinion, is to buy companies such as Severfield and Balfour Beatty. The former steel manufacturer and latter construction business should benefit if the construction industry returns to growth over the next few years. The businesses could also benefit from the government’s infrastructure spending plans, which may lift demand across the construction industry. 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…That said, construction and engineering are two notoriously volatile and low-margin industries. So, these businesses aren’t without their risks. If there’s another economic downturn, they could suffer more than most. Still, despite these risks, I’d buy these UK shares for my portfolio today.Financial returnsAlongside construction, I think one of the best sectors to invest in to play the economic recovery is financial services. On that basis, I’d buy mid-cap lender Secure Trust and and challenger bank Virgin Money UK. Throughout the pandemic, investors have avoided financial companies because these businesses have reported growing losses. However, with the outlook for the economy improving, these losses should begin to recede. This should help these UK shares stage a recovery over the next few years.The economic recovery may also lead to improving consumer confidence, which may increase the demand for borrowing. That would be positive for credit providers such as Secure Trust and Virgin. But like all investments, these companies do have their risks. Ultra-low interest rates have depressed profit margins, and it doesn’t look as if rates are going to be pushed higher anytime soon. Further, financial institutions tend to have complex balance sheets, which can make them challenging to understand. These challenges aside, I’d buy Secure Trust and Virgin for a portfolio of UK shares today.Shares to buy right nowThe final company on my list of UK shares to buy right now is Volex. This supplier of power cords and cable assembly solutions had a fantastic 2020. It reported profit growth of 15% for the year thanks, in part, to booming demand for electronics products. As the demand for electronic equipment continues to increase, City analysts are expecting the group to report further growth in 2021. A net increase in income of 80% is being forecast. This is just a forecast at this stage, and there’s no guarantee the company will hit this target. Indeed, the group has disappointed investors before. After losing a significant contract in the middle of the last decade, it reported several years of losses, and the share price plunged. There’s no guarantee this won’t happen again. Nevertheless, I believe City growth forecasts show Volex’s potential. That’s why I’d buy the stock from my portfolio of UK shares today.  Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Enter Your Email Address Rupert Hargreaves 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. 5 UK shares to buy right nowlast_img read more

Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows devient la onzième évêque d’Indianapolis et la première…

first_img Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Posted May 5, 2017 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel May 6, 2017 at 10:15 am Bonjou mwen kontan anpil pou paske se yon fi nwa ki okipe grad sa jodi a Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Music Morristown, NJ Tags This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA House of Bishops Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 L’évêque Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows salue la congrégation lors de sa consécration, sous le regard de l’évêque Barbara Harris, au centre, et de l’évêque Catherine Waynick, à gauche, regardent. Photo : Meghan McConnell[Diocèse d’Indianapolis] La révérende Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows a, le 29 avril, été ordonnée et consacrée onzième évêque d’Indianapolis , faisant d’elle la première femme noire à diriger un diocèse de toute l’histoire de l’Église épiscopale et la première femme à succéder à une autre femme en tant qu’évêque diocésaine.L’Évêque Primat Michael Curry a dirigé la cérémonie en tant que consécrateur principal et était accompagné par plus de quarante évêques de toute l’église. Près de 1 400 fidèles ont participé au service qui s’est déroulé dans le Clowes Hall sur le campus de Butler University. Jeffrey D. Lee du diocèse de Chicago a  prêché. Depuis 2012 jusqu’à son élection en tant qu’évêque, Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows a fait partie du personnel de Jeffrey Lee entant que directrice du réseautage du diocèse de Chicago.« Indianapolis, vous avez appelé un pasteur fort, aimant et avisé à devenir votre évêque », a déclaré Jeffrey Lee, dans son sermon, interrompu à plusieurs reprises par les applaudissements. « Elle vous aimera, vous mettra au défi, vous dira la vérité comme elle la voit et vous invitera à lui dire comment vous, vous la voyez. Elle priera avec vous à tout moment et s’occupera de vous sans entraver vos propres actions. Elle vous fera découvrir votre pouvoir. Elle dirigera. Comptez-y ».Parmi les co-consécrateurs se trouvaient Barbara Harris, première femme évêque de la Communion anglicane. Avant la consécration, Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows a confié à l’Indianapolis Star : « la première chose qui me vient à l’esprit est combien je suis reconnaissante envers les femmes qui m’ont précédée. Barbara Harris sera là à ma consécration et lorsque je pense à ce qu’elle a fait pour moi et comment j’ai même rencontré des petites filles qui disaient : « Oh mon dieu. Peut-être un jour entendrais-je un tel appel ?’ Tout est dit ».L’évêque Catherine Waynick remet la crosse à l’évêque Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows. Lors de la consécration de samedi, c’était la première fois de l’histoire de l’Église épiscopale qu’une femme évêque a transmis le pouvoir à une autre femme évêque. Photo : Meghan McConnellBarbara Harris a en 2003 pris sa retraite d’évêque suffragant du Massachusetts et a été remplacée par Gayle Harris (sans relation de famille), également consécratrice de Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows. Les autres consécrateurs principaux étaient l’évêque Catherine Waynick (sa prédécesseure), Douglas Sparks, évêque du Nord de l’Indiana, Robert Wright, évêque d’Atlanta et William Gafkjen, évêque du Synode américain d’Indiana-Kentucky de l’Église évangélique luthérienne.L’ordre de service de la cérémonie d’ordination et de consécration se trouve ici.Elle a été installée le lendemain dans la cathédrale Christ Church d’Indianapolis.Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows a été élue en octobre par le clergé et les leaders laïcs du diocèse de l’Église épiscopale d’Indianapolis pour diriger 48 congrégations qui comprennent près de 10 000 épiscopaliens du centre et du sud de l’Indiana. Elle succède à Catherine Waynick, qui a dirigé le diocèse d’Indianapolis pendant 20 ans et était l’une des premières femmes évêques de l’Église épiscopale.« Situé au carrefour de l’Amérique, ce diocèse s’est donné une mission spéciale pour apporter guérison, espoir et amour dans un monde trop souvent craintif, blessé et divisé », a déclaré Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows avant son élection. « Je vois le diocèse d’Indianapolis comme une communauté d’espoir inclusive portant la lumière de Jésus-Christ dans le centre et le sud de l’Indiana et dans le monde ».Avant de travailler à Chicago, Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows était rectrice de Grace Episcopal Church à Syracuse (État de New York) et également aumônier épiscopal à Syracuse University. Elle a obtenu une licence à Smith College, une maîtrise du programme Historic preservation planning de l’université Cornell et une maîtrise en théologie à Church Divinity School of the Pacific. Elle et son mari, Harrison, se sont rencontrés lors de son ordination à la prêtrise en 1998 et se sont mariés en 2003. Ils ont un fils, Timothy, âgé de six ans qui est en maternelle à St. Richard’s Episcopal School à Indianapolis. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Comments (1) Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Submit a Press Release Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Rector Bath, NC Rector Collierville, TN Featured Events Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ethnic Ministries, Rector Washington, DC Bishop Elections, New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Albany, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit an Event Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows devient la onzième évêque d’Indianapolis et la première femme noire à la tête d’un diocèse de l’Église épiscopale Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Press Release Service Ernso Medelus says: Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MIlast_img read more

Shortlist for IRPA Try of the Year 2012 announced

first_imgThursday Nov 22, 2012 Shortlist for IRPA Try of the Year 2012 announced The IRB have announced their shortlist for the International Rugby Players Association (IRPA) Try of the Year award for 2012. While a lot of it is subjective, they’ve arrived at four tries, with the winner being influenced by the public vote. Last year the winning try went to Wallaby forward Radike Samo for his great try against the All Blacks, but this year it will be a wing that wins it, as flyers dominate the shortlist.Julian Savea and Hosea Gear of New Zealand, Bryan Habana of the South Africa, and Julien Malzieu of France have been nominated after a selection process that involved a few players who know a thing or two about scoring tries.Try of the Year winner in 2009 Jaque Fourie, Welsh wizard Shane Williams, Japan’s try scoring machine Daisuke Ohata, and All Black Test centurion Mils Muliaina all made up the panel.They will select the winning try, but fans can also submit their favourite via the Rugby World Cup Facebook Page. The winner will be announced in a week from now, Thursday 29 November.Previous winners: 2011 – Radike Samo (Australia) – Australia v New Zealand2010 – Chris Ashton (England) – England v Australia2009 – Jaque Fourie (South Africa) – South Africa v British & Irish Lions2008 – Brian O’Driscoll (Ireland) – Australia v IrelandThe quality of the official video isn’t great but you can use the links above or the Related Posts below to get a better look at each one of the tries, and some of the previous winners. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Monitoring shows president continuing to dominate state media’s electoral coverage

first_img RSF_en News News Reporters Without Borders today released the results of its monitoring of the state-owned media’s presidential election campaign coverage from 27 September to 3 October. The press freedom organisation already published reports on the first 10 days of its monitoring (17-26 September). The monitoring is part of a comprehensive “Media pluralism in the electoral period” project that is co-financed by the European Commission.The president’s visits to various regions of the country and the government’s diplomatic activities continued to be the leading stories in the state-owned media during the third week of monitoring. Election coverage was also plentiful but it focused mainly on the preparations being carried out by the regional and local electoral commissions. The activities of the other candidates were either not mentioned at all or were referred to summarily, without any detail. The head of the state television station ITV gave an interview to the news agency APA in which he mentioned ITV’s refusal to give air time to opposition parties that are boycotting the election. His own channel did not report his comments. An OSCE statement on the electoral preparations was covered in an upbeat fashion by state broadcaster AzTV. The quantitative monitoring showed state radio stations IR and AzR covering a bigger range of topics than the state television channels, AzTV and ITV. In their domestic coverage, the radio stations included anti-corruption measures, the aftermath of the war with Armenia, the regional security situation, religion, energy, culture, the election and political activities not related to the election.AzTV devoted 26 per cent of its air time to infra-structural development and construction, 16.67 per cent to Azerbaijan’s international integration and 11.33 per cent to culture, religion, economic reforms and the electoral process. ITV focused on the electoral process (30 per cent), diplomatic activities (26.67 per cent), the Armenian occupation of Azerbaijani territory (22.22 per cent) and religion (7.78 per cent). Print media focus on President AlievWhen not covering the president, the monitored print media focused on Azerbaijan’s diplomatic activities (33.33 per cent in Xalq, for example) and the country’s integration into international bodies (27.27 per cent in Azerbaijan). A great deal of space was given over to the president’s decrees and letters. Other topics covered included education, border demarcation, the Armenian occupation and culture.President Aliev’s activities dominated the print media. In Bakinskii Rabochii, 60.44 per cent of space and 84 per cent of the photos were devoted to this subject. In Azerbaijan, it was 53.94 per cent of space and 80.5 per cent of the photos. In Xalq, it was 61.86 per cent of space and 84.66 per cent of the photos. Respublika, on the other hand, allocated a more restrained 12.74 per cent to the president and gave priority (39.38 per cent) to the work of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC), compared with Bakinskii Rabochii’s allocation of 1.13 per cent to the CEC.The activities of the foundation named after the president’s late father, President Heydar Aliev also faired well, occupying 28.19 per cent of the space in Bakinskii Rabochii, 29.15 per cent of the space in Halq, 12.12 per cent in Respublika and 17.26 per cent in Azerbaijan. Only Bakinskii Rabochii assigned space to the election candidates, giving 2.89 per cent to President Ilham Aliev (as a candidate) and 2.68 per cent to Fazil Qazanfaroglu. Halq was the most limited in the range of political actors it chose to cover, allocating space only to President Aliev, the Heydar Aliev Foundation, the CEC, the parliament and the foreign ministry.Broadcast mediaITV led the way in the broadcast media as regards news items in which no political actors were mentioned, with 55.47 per cent as against AzTV at the other end of the range with just 6.73 per cent. AzTV dedicated 40.62 per cent of its news coverage and 67 per cent of its direct speech allocation to President Aliev. ITV provided some coverage to four of the seven candidates (giving them air time shares ranging from 0.70 to 1.31 per cent). AzTV allocated 4.63 per cent of its coverage to the foreign ministry and 24.52 per cent to other government ministries. The foreign ministry was the only government department covered by ITV, which gave it 11.75 per cent.“Other” programmes ignore electionsBy “other programmes,” the monitoring team means talk shows and programmes on culture, history or important social issues that are not part of the main news bulletins. They are tabulated separately and are not included in the air time charts. As teacher’s day was celebrated during this period, there was a significant amount of coverage of education, including the ceremony itself and the presentation of awards to individual teachers. The radio stations included round tables with experts on the development of education in Azerbaijan.AzTV broadcast special features on the president’s trips to the regions after the news bulletins. ITV aired documentaries on various topics, while its one-hour “Compromise” programme included an item on the role of the media in the election campaign, with several editors taking part in a discussion.Conclusions and recommendationsThe monitoring team was concerned to see the state broadcaster AzTV regularly airing special reports on the president’s trips to the interior after the news programmes. This editorial practice gives the incumbent an undue advantage during an election campaign, especially when the other candidates’ activities are not being covered. The team recommends this practice should be dropped in future campaigns.The team finds it commendable that the organisation of the election and the work of the electoral commissions are covered at length by the state-owned broadcasters. But it does not think this type of reporting can replace coverage of the candidates’ activities and analysis of their platforms.BackgroundThe campaign coverage and, specifically, the allocation of free access programmes and space to the registered candidates are regulated by the Electoral Code and the CEC’s directives, based on article 47 of the constitution and on the mass media and advertising laws.A CEC directive of 18 July states that the campaign begins 28 days before the election date and that the publicly-funded broadcast media shall provide at least three hours a week of free air time to the registered candidates. Similarly, the publicly-funded print media are required to provide free space to the candidates that is equivalent to at least 10 per cent of the total weekly editorial space before start of the campaign (para 3.6). Candidates must also be able to buy media space and air time. The privately-owned media may only provide paid access to candidates.The CEC is supposed to create a special press team to supervise the media’s compliance. The rights of candidates and procedure to be applied in the event of complaints of inadequate media coverage are not spelled out, although the Electoral Code specifies that candidate complaints should be referred to the courts.Monitored mediaBroadcast mediaAz TV (state TV station), ITV (public TV station), AzR (state radio station), IR (public radio station) and ANS (privately-owned TV station)Print mediaHalq (an Azerbaijani-language daily, published Tuesday to Saturday), Respublika (an Azerbaijani-language daily, Tuesday to Sunday), Azerbaycan (an Azerbaijani-language daily, Tuesday to Sunday), Bakinskii Rabochii (a Russian-language daily, Tuesday to Friday)CandidatesThe leaders of the main opposition groups are boycotting the elections. They are Isa Gambar of Musavat, Ali Kerimli of the Azerbaijan Popular Front and Sardar Jalaloglou of the Democratic Party. The opposition coalition Azadlig is therefore also boycotting the elections.The CEC gave its permission for seven candidates to stand in the presidential election, after they each collected at least 40,000 signatures. Aside from President Ilham Aliev of the ruling Yeni Azerbaijan Partiyasi, they are Goudrat Hasangouliev of the United Popular Front, Fazil Gazanfaroglou of the Great Formation Party, Fouad Aliev of the Azerbaijan Liberal Democratic Party, Igbal Agazade of the Hope party, Hafiz Hadjiev of the Musavat Modern Party and Goulamhussein Alibeyli, an independent candidate. June 8, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Organisation News Help by sharing this information AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia center_img Follow the news on Azerbaijan June 4, 2021 Find out more “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh October 14, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Monitoring shows president continuing to dominate state media’s electoral coverage to go further News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan April 9, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Shannon College merges with NUI Galway

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter Advertisement TAGSeducationlimerickNUI GalwayShannon College of Hotel Management Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival NewsShannon College merges with NUI GalwayBy John Keogh – November 11, 2015 1117 Email Facebook Previous article120 on stage for Goldilocks – The Circus PantoNext articleRush tribute 2112 for Dolan’s John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin Shannon College of Hotel Management students Neil Xiang Yiu Yu and Alina Sile with Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan at the incorporation of Shannon College of Hotel Management into NUI GalwayPhotograph by Aengus McMahonTHE Shannon College of Hotel Management is now part of NUI Galway.The merger is the first of its kind in Ireland and will see the Shannon institution become the first such college dedicated to hotel management in an Irish university.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The idea behind the merger is to sustain and develop educational excellence in both institutions, and ensure that resources are put to best use to meet the challenges of research, education and learning in the student-centred higher education landscape.Marking the merger on Monday, Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan said that the Shannon College of Hotel Management’s international standing and track record of success was almost unrivalled for a college of its size, with its alumni as leaders in the hospitality industry globally.“The incorporation into NUI Galway illustrates the benefits of greater cohesion across the third level sector nationally and in providing a greater return from available resources and I congratulate both on this and wish them every success going forward.”As part of the College of Business, Public Policy and Law at NUI Galway, all academic and administrative systems have been aligned across what has become the same institution on two locations.Shannon College of Hotel Management programmes have been aligned with existing NUI Galway programmes and it is intended that further courses, both taught and research, particularly at postgraduate level will be offered.The institutions will also work together on promoting their courses and research internationally.The integration will mean that an Irish university will have a school devoted to the tourism sector for the first time.Already NUI Galway and Shannon College have together secured research funding from Fáilte Ireland to examine the economic impact of the Wild Atlantic Way.In 2014, Shannon College of Hotel Management welcomed 42 per cent of all students entering Level 8 hotel, tourism and hospitality programmes in Ireland.The College maintains an impressive 100 per cent graduate employment rate, including some leading figures in the industry across the globe at the Jumeriah Group, Dubai; Waldorf Astoria, New York; Trump Towers, Chicago; The Dorchester and The Ritz, London; and The Shelbourne, Dublin.The internationally renowned college was the brainchild of the father figure of Shannon Airport, Dr Brendan O’Regan.It was established in 1951 next to the airport to ensure a ready supply of world-class hoteliers was available for the emerging hotel industry as it seized on the tourism opportunity triggered by the growth then of transatlantic and other international services into Shannon.last_img read more

[Tandav] The Offended Majority And The Inconsistent Policy On Bail- A Critique Of The Allahabad High Court’s Order

first_imgColumns[Tandav] The Offended Majority And The Inconsistent Policy On Bail- A Critique Of The Allahabad High Court’s Order Siddharth Shivakumar1 March 2021 8:59 AMShare This – xIn 1977, Justice Krishna Iyer summarised the basic rule of the criminal justice system in a tersely worded phrase- ‘bail, not jail’. The deprivation of liberties must be an exception to the rule. However, far more important than the exposition of this basic rule, is a significant observation made by the same judge in another case, while dealing with the issue of bail. In…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?LoginIn 1977, Justice Krishna Iyer summarised the basic rule of the criminal justice system in a tersely worded phrase- ‘bail, not jail’. The deprivation of liberties must be an exception to the rule. However, far more important than the exposition of this basic rule, is a significant observation made by the same judge in another case, while dealing with the issue of bail. In Gudikanti Narasimhulu v. Public Prosecutor, High Court of Andhra Pradesh, Justice Krishna Iyer remarked that the issue of bail is “one of liberty, justice, public safety and burden of the public treasury, all of which insist that a developed jurisprudence of bail is integral to a socially sensitized judicial process.” Nearly four decades later, bail jurisprudence is no longer res integra. It is a settled and developed jurisprudence. Yet, the lack of uniformity and consistency in application of this jurisprudence threatens to challenge the ‘socially sensitized judicial process’. We live in times, when routine bail orders (like in the case of Disha Ravi) are being labelled as courageous. The high praise for such orders is reflective of the following. Firstly, the basic rule ‘bail, not jail’, is not being followed. Secondly, even if it is being followed, it is not applied in a consistent manner. For instance, Munawar Faruqui, a stand-up comedian was recently arrested for deliberately outraging the religious feelings of Hindus by making jokes on Hindu Gods and Goddesses. Surprisingly, it did not matter to the Madhya Pradesh High Court that the accused had not even started his show or uttered his jokes. While denying bail, the Court chose to focus on the fundamental duties of a citizen rather than the grounds for granting or denying bail. In a similar order, the Allahabad High Court, while denying bail to Amazon Prime’s Aparna Purohit in the ‘Tandav’ case, has taken the liberty to call out and condemn the conduct of Munawar Faruqui. In this context, I argue that the Allahabad High Court has focused on irrelevant considerations while wrongly denying anticipatory bail to Aparna Purohit. The Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court of India in Sushila Aggarwal has clarified the factors that ought to be considered by the Court while considering an application for anticipatory bail. Firstly, the nature and gravity of the offence must be considered. Secondly, the role of the applicant. Thirdly, likelihood of the applicant influencing the course of the investigation or tampering with the evidence. Fourthly, the likelihood of the applicant fleeing from justice. These considerations are not exhaustive, yet are indicative of the essential factors that have to be considered by the Court. Moreover, Justice Krishna Iyer too provided an illustrative list of cases where, the exception (denial of bail) becomes the rule. According to him, these exceptions include “circumstances suggestive of fleeing from justice or thwarting the course of justice or creating other troubles in the shape of repeating offences or intimidating witnesses and the like, by the petitioner who seeks enlargement on bail from the court.” In this case, the Allahabad High Court has recorded the relevant transcripts from the show. In my opinion, a large part of these transcripts is socio-political commentary narrated by divine characters. For instance, the dialogues on the growing public display of Ram Bhakti or the popular ‘azaadi’ sloganeering is reflective of the present socio-political atmosphere in India. Such a fictionalised representation of the realities of the times that we live in, is the very purpose of art. Perhaps the Allahabad High Court believes that it is only humans who have a monopoly over socio-political commentaries as the Court concludes that “the esteemed and revered characters of the faith of the majority community of India have been lampooned and portrayed in a very cheap and objectionable way.” The Court went to the extent of stating that the title ‘Tandav’ is itself offensive. Apart from this, the Court has also taken offence to the following dialogue uttered by a character, ‘Jigar’- “When a man of a lower caste dates a woman of a higher caste, he is taking revenge for the centuries of atrocities from that one woman.” According to the Court this dialogue demonstrates a ‘clear intention of humiliating women of scheduled caste’. Moreover, the Court strangely observes that such a dialogue is not as per Article 38 of the Constitution. I do not understand what a non-justiciable directive principle of State Policy that imposes a duty on the State has to do with Amazon Prime. Strikingly the Court does not consider that two episodes later, the character to whom Jigar states these lines, does not mince words in calling out Jigar’s regressive idea. The Court points to cases such as Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra &Ors and Bobby Art International and Others, to argue that the film must be considered as a whole and not as isolated parts. Therefore, to conclude a clear intention of humiliating women of scheduled caste, cannot be interpreted through isolated viewing of select scenes. However, assuming that the Court has rightly concluded that these dialogues have met the high threshold of ‘deliberate and malicious intention of outraging religious feelings’ or that the speech is ‘likely to cause public disorder’ or that there is a ‘clear intention to humiliate the scheduled caste’, even then the Order is problematic for the following reasons. Firstly, the nature of the offence must be balanced with the other factors and considerations. In this case, the Court has brushed aside the fact that these scenes have already been deleted. Moreover, an apology for airing these scenes has also been issued. Further, the Court has not recorded any reason to believe that the applicant would flee from justice or tamper with evidence or influence the course of investigation. Secondly, the Court’s order focuses on wholly extraneous considerations. For instance, the Court comes across as an ignorant film critic when it suggests that western film-makers have refrained from ridiculing Lord Jesus or the Prophet. In a bid to contextualise the bail application, the Court’s socio-political commentary seems to have negatively weighed on the applicant. The Court makes a list of Hindi movies (that are not the subject matter of the present case) that have depicted Hindu Gods and Goddesses in a disrespectful manner. The Order also identifies the already targeted Munawar Faruqui along with makers of such movies as people who “make the revered figures of religion of majority community a source of earning money”. While demeaning protestors who fight for free speech and greater tolerance, the Court also attempts to indulge in conspiracy theory by concluding that there appears to be a “design” in the acts of such filmmakers (apparently the South Indian film-makers are not on board). The Court has observed that the applicant has not co-operated with the investigation authorities. However, instead of bringing focus to such reasons while denying bail, the Court has chosen to peddle conspiracy theories. In my opinion, Aparna Purohit’s case does not fall under the exceptions to bail envisioned by Justice Krishna Iyer. However, what matters to this Court is that the names and icons of the majority faith have been used to earn money by the Hindi film industry. And according to the learned single judge this growing trend must be curbed as otherwise, “it destroys the basic concept of the survival of this country having tremendous diversity of all kinds as a united nation.” In the past, the Supreme Court has explicitly held that it would be improper for a court “to refuse bail to an un-convicted person for the purpose of giving him a taste of imprisonment as a lesson.” Yet in this case, even if the applicant does not get a taste of imprisonment, all we can do is hope that the denial of anticipatory bail will at least curb the nefarious design that could potentially destroy the basic concept of survival of this country.Views are personal.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

‘District Judiciary Should Restrain From Passing Orders That May Bring Disrepute’: Allahabad High Court Stays FIR Against CMO Running Covid Vaccination Service

first_imgNews Updates’District Judiciary Should Restrain From Passing Orders That May Bring Disrepute’: Allahabad High Court Stays FIR Against CMO Running Covid Vaccination Service Akshita Saxena13 May 2021 7:45 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court has stayed an FIR lodged against a Chief Medical Officer, who is running vaccination services, at the instance of a Judicial Officer, for allegedly issuing a false medical certificate. A Division Bench of Justices Dr. Kaushal Jayendra Thaker and Ajit Singh has urged all the judges of the District Courts throughout the State of to be “more careful” and restrain themselves from passing such orders which may bring disrepute to the judicial system in the State more particularly during the ongoing period of pandemic. The Judicial Officer had ordered for lodging of FIR against Dr. Hargovind Singh, who is the CMO running vaccination services during this pandemic of Covid-19, for allegedly issuing a false medical certificate to an MLA so that the MLA may avoid physical appearance before the Court in connection with a criminal case lodged against him. The Division Bench found this action to be perverse on two counts: (i) The Trial Judge, without any basis, declared the medical report to be false; (ii) The Trial Judge’s insistence on personal appearance of the MLA was in teeth of High Court’s advisory in view of the pandemic. “We are sorry to record it. Can we say that the insensitive judicial officer who has directed for lodgement of this First Information Report which is in the teeth of it can not stand to the judicial scrutiny of this Court?” the Bench observed at the outset. It requested the Registrar General to remind the concerned judicial officer to abide by the guidelines of the High Court on Covid-19 pandemic in passing such orders in future. The Bench said, “Even if we do not mention here that the Registrar General had already issued directions to all the judicial officers throughout the State of Uttar Pradesh for not insisting on personal appearance of the accused or parties in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, still the accused M.L.A. was summoned but he sent a report that he had tested corona positive, which was not relied upon by the Trial Judge and considering that report to be false without any basis, instead ordered for registering an FIR against the petitioner/Chief Medical Officer.” It also took note of the Petitioner’s submission that the report, perceived to be false by the Judicial Officer, was uploaded on the website of the UP Government and it could have been very well verified by the Judge. In this view of the matter, the High Court has stayed the proceedings against Dr. Hargovind. It has also restrained any coercive action against other co-accused in this case, to avoid multiplicity of proceedings. Case Title: Dr. Hargovind Singh v. State of UP & Ors. Click Here To Download Order Read OrderTags#Allahabad High Court Covid-19 Vaccines FIR against CMO District Judges Next Storylast_img read more

Hundreds attend meeting over Donegal Town cinema refusal

first_img Google+ Twitter By News Highland – November 27, 2017 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Hundreds attend meeting over Donegal Town cinema refusal Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Hundreds of people turned out at the Abbey Hotel on Monday evening for a public meeting called following the refusal of planning permission for a new cinema in Donegal Town.Earlier this month, Donegal County Council refused plans for the five-screen cinema along with public parking and a shop and restaurant. In the wake of that decision, 8,000 people signed a petition in protest.The project developer and local politicians were among those that addressed the crowd which exceeded 300.Local woman Yvonne Callaghan launched the campaign – speaking at the meeting, she said she remains hopeful that the project will go ahead:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Cinema.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Google+ Previous articleGary McDaid formerly ratified as Donegal U20 bossNext articleAidan Turner hints at the end of Poldark as he calls the series a “five-year gig” News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Homepage BannerNews Facebook Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more