ENL Limited (ENL.mu) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgENL Limited (ENL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about ENL Limited (ENL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ENL Limited (ENL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ENL Limited (ENL.mu)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileENL Limited is a diversified conglomerate engaged in sustainable value creation in the following sectors: real estate, hospitality, agro-industry, commerce, logistics and fintech. Operations are driven by its main subsidiaries, namely, Rogers, ENL Property and ENL Agri. The Company also holds sizeable stakes in Eclosia and New Mauritius Hotels ENL Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

The Diageo share price has crashed 15%! Is the FTSE 100 stock a good buy?

first_img 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. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! The Diageo (LSE:DGE) share price fell further yesterday, along with almost every company listed on the FTSE 100. As the coronavirus outbreak deepens and oil production conflicts grow, share price volatility across the globe has intensified. In just 12 days, the Diageo share price plunged almost 15% by close of business yesterday. So far today it has regained 3%. Diageo is a transnational conglomerate producing many popular alcoholic drinks. Household brands include Baileys, Smirnoff, Guinness, Johnnie Walker and Captain Morgan.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…After enjoying a steady rise from March to September last year, the Diageo share price has steadily fallen in the ensuing months. It’s now down 33% from its September high. It has a £59bn market cap, £13bn revenue and a dividend yield of 2.9%. The knock-on effect that the Covid-19 pandemic is having on global businesses is intense. Supply chains are disrupted, employees restricted from working, and consumers are much less likely to spend.With its supply chain affected, Diageo estimates a £225m-£325m blow to sales and £140m-£200m reduction in operating profits in the 2020 financial year. Depending on how long the virus outbreak lasts, these estimates could change. Living for the momentWhen the pandemic fades and life returns to normal, will people be inclined to adopt a healthier lifestyle?It seems to me that younger people have a much more health-focused outlook on life than the 40 and 50-somethings. Fewer of them smoke or drink and many more have committed to plant-based diets, nutrition and exercise plans. The importance of healthy eating and drinking water is now taught to children from a very young age. Once coronavirus is a thing of the past, I do think people will want to take better care of themselves. This might be bad news for shares in alcoholic drinks giant Diageo. But then again, the company could easily evolve to give consumers what they want.Diageo already acquired Seedlip, the world’s first non-alcoholic spirit. At the time, Seedlip was considered a product innovation in fast-moving-consumer-goods.On the flip side, many people might want to celebrate once normality resumes and alcohol sales could skyrocket.  Ride out the stormLarge falls in the financial markets can terrify individual investors. But it’s important to remember that these are generally fuelled by large institutions buying and selling. Institutional investors such as hedge funds, banks and insurance companies want to limit their losses. They go both long and short on stocks. By going long, they’re expecting the company share price to rise and by going short they’re expecting it to fall! Much of this occurs automatically through algorithmic trading, where electronic trades are triggered by pre-determined prices.This week has seen European stocks suffering their worst daily losses on record, but I think the market may have further to fall in the coming weeks. Shold that worry anyone wondering whether to invest in Diageo? Not really. All in all, Diageo is a pretty healthy company with a global presence. Its price-to-earnings ratio is 18, which makes me think it’s overpriced in today’s climate, but this could fall further. It’s good to be patient and snap up your favourite stocks when the price is just right. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The Diageo share price has crashed 15%! Is the FTSE 100 stock a good buy? “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. Kirsteen has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo. 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 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. Kirsteen Mackay | Friday, 13th March, 2020 | More on: DGE Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Kirsteen Mackaylast_img read more

RBS 6 Nations: England analysis

first_imgNOT FOR FEATURED LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS And what to do with Chris Ashton? Kyran Bracken has advocated he should be dropped because he appears devoid of confidence and is a defensive weak link. The alternatives in England’s senior squad are David Strettle or Ben Foden. I suspect Lancaster will stick with Ashton – but that maybe the call George North would make as well.Follow Alex Lowe on Twitter @AlexMLowe England have relied on sheer bloody-mindedness to win three successive matches.Will it be enough to see off Wales and win the Grand Slam?Dip in form: Chris AshtonOptionsStuart Lancaster has some key selection decisions to make before the trip to Wales, some of which will betray how England intend to compete with a Welsh side that has not conceded a try in three matches.I suspect England would be more comfortable in a battle royal than by trying to play attacking rugby. Brad Barritt or Billy Twelvetrees is that tactical debate in a microcosm.Barritt will surely start with Owen Farrell at fly-half (assuming he is fully fit) and Ben Youngs at scrum-half, offering superior game management to Danny Care.The two biggest calls will be at blindside flanker and right wing. Is Tom Croft ready to start a Test match of that magnitude just six matches after returning from a broken neck? Or do England stick with the muscular presence of James Haskell? Near, yet so far: England wing Mike Brown stretches out to ground the ball – but it crossed the dead-ball lineBy Alex LoweTHE GRAND SLAM is still on for England after they scraped past Italy with an unconvincing performance, their worst under Stuart Lancater given both the context and the expectations. Suddenly, Wales are back in the title hunt. So where did it go wrong for England on Sunday? Where did it go right? And how do they approach the Millennium Stadium decider?ProfligacyEngland started the game exactly how they wanted to with tempo, offloads and variety in attack. Their scrum set down an early marker too and 6-0 after 15 minutes was a decent foundation. But England allowed Italy a route back into the game by failing to take their try-scoring chances.England lacked composure, accuracy and vision in attack. Toby Flood said Italy create an “illusion of space” and England got sucked in. At times, when defenders needed to be fixed, they were not direct enough. At other times overlaps were wasted by poor decision-making or poor execution.Lone threat: England’s danger man, Manu TuilagiTry-scoring is an issue for this England team. They have scored five so far this championship. In 2003, England’s Grand Slammers ran in 18.Manu Tuilagi is England’s most potent attacking weapon. Is he their only attacking weapon? Chris Ashton is a shadow of his former self, while Mike Brown and Alex Goode are not in the side for their finishing. Had England taken those chances, Italy would have had no way back.CharacterBut the Azzurri fed off England’s mistakes, they grew in confidence and turned the tables. In the end, they deserved at least the draw. Andrea Masi was named Man of the Match but the top three contenders were all Italian. Sergio Parisse and Alessandro Zanni were also magnificent.Yet Italy left Twickenham empty handed because England, with their backs against the wall, reverted to type: the bedrock qualities of this team are character and defensive fortitude. Italy, for all their might, could not break England down in the final stages.last_img read more

Dream Lake Elementary Says Goodbye to a Treasure

first_img Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter March 17, 2020 at 9:31 pm May 21, 2018 at 10:38 am Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Randy Bryan Nelson Should call Him a Warden. Looks more like a Prison than a School. Kathy Clarkin Reply Reply Reply Mama Mia Please enter your comment! Tony Bastanzio Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Is this the same guy that was “Coach Schadow” at edgewater high school in the early 80’s? He was the coolest teacher back then and sounds like he still is!!!!! TAGSApopka Then and NowDream Lake ElementaryGary Schadow Previous articleA Note to My Son on His First Father’s DayNext articleCommissioner Nelson Promotes Enhancing Regional Water Quality Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 center_img Reply By Misha Corbett Of Apopka Then and NowEditor’s Note – Misha Corbett is a fixture at Dream Lake Elementary. She has volunteered at the school for countless hours. She has been the PTA President, Vice President (current role), the Treasurer, and she was nominated to be volunteer of the year for the 2015-16 school year. She has known Gary Schadow for the past six years since her children enrolled at Dream Lake. Schadow will retire at the end of June as its Principal. Corbett is also a Administrator for the popular Facebook Group “Apopka Then and Now”. This is her tribute to Gary Schadow in her own words.Gary Schadow, Principal Dream Lake ElementaryGary Schadow is an Apopka treasure.Although he has been in education for 46 years, he didn’t come to be the principal at Dream Lake Elementary until the summer of 2006.  At that time, approximately 31% of the students were of Latino heritage.  That number has since grown to nearly 47%, with English being a second language for 28% of these students.  In addition, Dream Lake is an ESE cluster site (Exceptional Student Education), which means children with disabilities who require specially designed instruction and services are at Dream Lake as well.  Under his plan, the majority of these students were included in regular classrooms with all of the other students.  Despite the diversity and challenges, Dream Lake Elementary was recognized by the Florida Department of Education with an “A” grade for eight years, and a “B” grade for two years of Schadow’s tenure as Principal.Gary came from a family in which he was the first to go to college.  He could have followed the family trade and gone into construction except he found that “…building children was more beneficial and fulfilling” for him.When asked what he enjoys the most about Dream Lake Elementary, his reply was quick.  He said “It is the absolute, most beautiful staff to work with.”  He is happy to work alongside people who went into education to make a difference in the lives of children and who understand that no two are alike. Gary explained that what makes Dream Lake unique is the acceptance of everyone that walks through the door.  He and his staff will do anything and everything necessary to make sure that each child grows and has a brighter future.  He is often heard saying “whatever it takes!”  He indeed does whatever it takes.  He directs traffic, picks up trash, shows up at spirit night, and listens sincerely when kids speak.Students drew 789 pictures of Schadow and displayed them throughout the school in honor of his retirement.Gary will be retiring this month.  According to him, what he will miss the most about being in education is that if he is having a bad day, there is nothing that will cheer him up more than an excited kid that wants to share with him what they learned or tell him about their day.  As of now, he has no set plans about how he will spend his time in retirement.  But, he just purchased a home in Apopka and hopes to get it in order.  He is certain to do something though, as he doesn’t like to sit around.  He is very content in knowing that God has a plan.The parents and children of Dream Lake Elementary wanted to do something special for Gary.  With the help of the art teacher, Mr. Gromley, each of the students drew a portrait of their favorite principal, Mr. Schadow.  Then, the PTA board members lined the halls of the school with the portraits.  When Gary arrived bright and early, he was greeted with 789 renditions of himself.  One student drew him with many arms, which Gary joked is the only way to be a successful principal.  There were a few that depicted him with a rainbow mohawk (he lost a bet with the kids).  There were others that drew him as the superhero Kapow Schadow, while many just showcased his caring smile.  Parents, students, and staff were as overwhelmed as Gary was as they admired the artwork.  But, the surprises didn’t end with the “Gary Gallery” (which he admitted many of the kids couldn’t keep a secret about).  He was then  presented with a gift that did catch him off guard.  Each of his students filled out a sheet to say “What does Mr. Schadow do all day?” and “What I will miss the most about Mr. Schadow is…”.  There were some funny, cute, and sincere answers, all bound in books that he can treasure always.Gary Schadow is one of a kind.  He made working with him easy.  He created a family environment where everyone felt that they were included and belonged.  Clearly, he will be missed very much.I wish him the very best in his retirement! 6 COMMENTS Please enter your name here Robert Parisian Reply What? I thought Princeton B Kizer was the Principal at Dream Lake Elementary? I know Mrs Gifford left the music program and left the Ukelele Band to Wanda Meeks and Julie Thrush. Mrs Welch had that GREAT loft in her room plus she marched our keesters all over Apopka in 3rd grade for Apopka history appreciation and education. The 5th graders almost beat the 6th graders in the annual soccer match. Jamie Harris has muscular dystrophy and is the local poster child but he is still a good friend and is in troop 211 with me. There is a guy across the street at the Gulf station that sells his Polar Cup Frosted lemonade .. you can get a tiny one for $0.25.I got to see the Challenger tragedy in the sky on our way to Mr Martins Social Studies class .. later that day at lunch my friend Johnny and I figured out it had to of been the Russians.. well, of course who else was there.They said Mrs Routon 6th grade science went all year without sending ANYONE to the office… well, I had 1st hand knowledge THAT was inaccurate.Mrs Harmon had spin art paint machine but I missed out on that and the macaroni necklaces .. damn.Everyone said I belonged in Mrs Dawsons SLD Class.. but Mrs Grover (1st grade) tried to blow my cover by saying… He can do the work, he is just being lazy… She was right, you all didnt believe her SUCKERS!4th Grade Play .. was about Finn McCool and I vividly remember Danny Schubert getting full on busted for trying to sneek into the girls dressing room Laura Dobson screamed and totally busted him. PE Teachers were ruthless and vindictive and would make you run laps on the track and by track I mean a flat grassy field where the corners were outlined with half buried tires .. But it was cool when John Anderson’s tour bus rolled up and I heard some kids got to look around in it but not me I didnt.. School lunches were the highlight of the day… I would “charge” my lunch and every so often I would get what for from my parents for running up a $30 tab when lunches were only $0.70 but an extra milk was a dime…Expensive to be me Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. June 10, 2016 at 11:17 am You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here June 10, 2016 at 11:12 am LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply June 11, 2016 at 10:53 am Principal Schadow is a one of kind gem who has served our community well. I appreciate his years of service and the impact that he has had on thousands of students over his 46 years of service to our community. He will be missed but appreciate everything that you have done. Gary Schadow hired me as a middle school teacher prior to his first retirement from Lockhart Middle. He was a devoted principal then and clearly went on to make a positive impression on his Dream Lake family. I personally want to thank him for his service to the kids and his devotion to the teachers who benefited from his leadership. Take a break Gary! May you and yours share many happy years of retirement. Kathy Clarkin Congratulations on your retirement Mr. Schadow, as principal of Dream Lake Elementary School, but remember, never say never, you say you have no set plans on how you will spend your retirement??? You can always still decide to run for the local school board! LOL! June 10, 2016 at 2:45 pmlast_img read more

Local Charity Business Awards launch for 2017

first_imgThe Individual Award, with the prize of a £250 weekend away, will remain unchanged and will be given to an individual from a Gloucestershire company, nominated by a Gloucestershire charity of any size, in recognition of their personal dedication and contribution to the charity.The judges for the 2017 Local Business Charity Awards are:Phil Barton, CEO, Jelf and BluefinCathy Taylor, Head of Commercial Underwriting and Operations, AgeasDame Janet Trotter DBE, Lord-Lieutenant of GloucestershireAlex Chalk, MP for CheltenhamMatt Holmes, editor of the Gloucestershire EchoDr Diane Savory OBE DL, Chair of GFirst LEPPhil Barton, CEO Jelf and Bluefin, said:“We are delighted to announce the launch of the 2017 Local Business Charity Awards, alongside our new fellow sponsor, insurer Ageas. We first launched these awards in 2014 and are proud of what they have achieved so far, highlighting the altruistic companies in Gloucestershire who work very hard to support their local charities. We are truly delighted that Ageas has decided to come on board as a joint sponsor to further promote and support local Gloucestershire businesses and charities, and we look forward to delivering these awards in partnership together.”  95 total views,  1 views today  96 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Tagged with: Awards South West Local Charity Business Awards launch for 2017 Melanie May | 19 June 2017 | Newscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 The fourth annual Gloucestershire Local Business Charity Awards have opened for entries.The Local Business Charity Awards, now sponsored by Ageas, were founded by Jelf in 2014 and recognise the support given by Gloucestershire businesses and individuals to local charities.To allow smaller charities to benefit, from this year the award categories will now be based on the annual turnover of the charity. Entry to the awards is free and the closing date for entries is Friday 28th July 2017. Finalists will be announced on 14th August and invited to attend the finals of the awards on Thursday 7th September 2017.The Awards are:The Jelf Award – for charities with an annual income of more than £100,000 a yearThis award will be given to a Gloucestershire business of any size, nominated by a Gloucestershire charity, which has an annual income of more than £100,000 a year. The award will be given to the company who the judges feel have gone the ‘extra mile’, either through time given, services provided or financial support to the charity.   The nominating charity will receive a prize of £1,000.The Ageas Award – for charities with an annual income of less than £100,000 a yearThis award will be given to a Gloucestershire business of any size, nominated by a Gloucestershire charity, which has an annual income of less than £100,000 a year. The award will be given to the company who the judges feel have gone the ‘extra mile’, either through time given, services provided or financial support to the charity.   The nominating charity will receive a prize of £1,000. Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

As earthquakes hit Puerto Rico, the people organize against “natural” and capitalist-made disaster

first_imgA 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit the Caribbean on Jan. 7, with the southern coast of Puerto Rico its epicenter. Then a 5.9 quake devastated the same area of the island on Jan. 11. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, in addition to these quakes, since Dec. 28, Puerto Rico has suffered over 1,200 smaller quakes and aftershocks, with more than 70 at least 3.5 magnitude. (AP, Jan. 12)Escuela Rubías, in the western highlands of Puerto Rico, before the Jan. 7 earthquake hit.Thousands of people are in shelters; hundreds of homes and schools are destroyed, with at least one person dead. Over 300,000 people have been without water and millions are left without electricity. Governor Wanda Vázquez estimated damage from the Jan. 7 earthquake alone at $110 million.People of the island are still struggling to recover from the 2016 devastation of hurricanes Rita and Irma. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has continued to withhold more than $18 million in hurricane aid. The New York Daily News reported Jan. 9: “The Trump administration is refusing to release all available disaster aid to Puerto Rico despite this week’s earthquakes, citing concerns about ‘corruption’ and ‘financial mismanagement’ on the island.The only “corruption” is, in fact, the financial exploitation of the island by U.S. colonialism for over a century, exacerbated most recently by the PROMESA Act (Puerto Rico Management, Oversight and Economic Stability). Passed by the U.S. Congress in 2016, PROMESA was designed by capitalist power-players to “restructure debt” taken on by the Puerto Rican government so they could reap more profit through drastic austerity cutbacks to human services.Puerto Rican people rising upStarting in 2016, the people of Puerto Rico rose to protest this exploitation. Teachers and students began striking, joined by other workers, with mass May Day mobilizations. In 2019, an islandwide strike of millions of people, demanding economic and social justice, kicked out the existing governor and his staff. (Makasi Motema, “Puerto Rico strike: 12 days rattle the empire,” WW, July 30, 2019)The dynamic self-organization of the Puerto Rico people in the face of “natural” and human-made disasters continues. Since the quakes began, Aurora Levins Morales, environmentalist and writer, has been reporting on her observations and efforts in the Indiera community on Facebook posts:“Jan. 8 — Pretty much everyone is without power and many without water, something my people are experts at, but remember, power outages can be fatal for people with medical conditions that require equipment or refrigeration and caused many deaths post-Maria.“The south coast towns nearest the epicenter, and nearest to me as well, have been hard hit, with many buildings badly damaged or collapsed.“Up here in Indiera . . . today I was able to go out walking in the community and things are much worse than I thought. At least 6-7 houses have collapsed in the immediate area, but the worse thing, collectively, is that the store, which is the heart of this barrio, and the only source of groceries anywhere near, is damaged beyond repair. People have rallied around to build a tiny wooden store nearby for now, but without Don Liche’s colmado this community will fade away.“We’re going to make sure it gets rebuilt. The help that does come to PR rarely makes it into the rural communities, so I want to make sure that this area gets some real help.”Levins Morales is the daughter of distinguished Marxist scientist Ricardo Levins Morales. (See WW, April 15, 2016) Her Facebook post immediately after the first earthquake documents the community’s effort to sustain a school there:“Escuela Rúbias is in the highlands of western Puerto Rico, in a coffee growing area economically devastated by Hurricane María. . . . [The school was] targeted for closure by the government, like so many others. The community organized, blocked the gates, and kept their school open, continuing to serve K-8 students.“Escuela Rubías is essential for this community’s revival, but in order to secure its future, additional classrooms need to be built. . . . Help Escuela Rubias provide the kind of education Puerto Rican children need, for the future they deserve.”For more information on sending aid and assistance to Puerto Rico, go tofacebook.com/auroralevinsmorales.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

The authorities deny holding journalist Khawar Mehdi Rizvi as he begins a third week in secret confinement

first_img to go further December 31, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The authorities deny holding journalist Khawar Mehdi Rizvi as he begins a third week in secret confinement Organisation Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire News News April 21, 2021 Find out more PakistanAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Pakistan Help by sharing this information News PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists June 2, 2021 Find out more January 28, 2021 Find out more Pakistani journalist Khawar Medhi Rizvi, who was working with two French journalists from L’Express, Marc Epstein and Jean-Paul Guilloteau, has been held in solitary confinement since 16 December. Although he has been shown several times on public PTV television, the authorities have rejected a habeas corpus petition from the family’s lawyer. The official reasons for the journalist’s arrest and his place of detention therefore remain unknown. Receive email alerts News RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) has voiced dismay at a “state lie” told to High Court judges in Karachi by a ranking official of the Federal Intelligence Authority (FIA) who denied it was holding journalist Khawar Mehdi Rizvi. The Pakistani journalist, who was working with two French journalists from the weekly L’Express, Marc Epstein and Jean-Paul Guilloteau, is being regularly shown on public PTV television as he begins his third week in detention at the hands of the security services.Reporters Without Borders is distressed by this State lie which involves exhibiting on television a journalist who is being held in secret confinement while at the same time denying to judges that he is imprisoned. The international press freedom organisation has renewed its appeal to the Pakistani government to release the Pakistani journalist and to allow the French journalists to return home.The 30 December denial by the FIA official before the Sindh High court that it was holding Rizvi followed the lodging of a habeas corpus petition by Rizvi’s family lawyer, Abid Saqi, in a bid to end his secret detention. The judges, who said they were not satisfied with the reply from the authorities, ordered the FIA’s national director to appear in court on 13 January to explain the official reasons for holding Rizvi.Rizvi, a freelance journalist who regularly works with foreign journalists, has appeared at least three times now in reports on PTV state television. The channel has also broadcast accounts by people aiming to prove that the three journalists had put together a faked report in Baluchistan (the southern border area with Afghanistan).The two French journalists Marc Epstein and Jean-Paul Guilloteau remain under house arrest in a Karachi hotel after being released on bail on 24 December. They are awaiting a verdict that is expected at the latest on 10 January.The three journalists were arrested on 16 December in Karachi after they had just finished a report on Taliban groups at the border with Afghanistan. The Pakistani authorities have charged the two French journalists with travelling to the Quetta region without permission. last_img read more

Senate Passes Holden’s Human Rights Legislation

first_img Make a comment Community News Assembly Majority Leader Holden’s bill to ensure justice for victims of human rights abuses moved a step closer to reality today. The Senate voted unanimously in support of Holden’s AB 15 to extend the statute of limitations for human trafficking and other abuse cases to ten years. Currently, California has a two-year statute of limitations, which is often too short to gather evidence to ensure victims get a fair trial.I think it’s important to understand that victims of human trafficking and other abuses often suffer mental and physical problems that prevent them from filing these cases quickly,” said Assemblymember Holden. ”Because of that, many of these crimes are never prosecuted and the horrific abuses continue. Survivors of these abuses face unique obstacles to bringing their suit and it often takes many years for them to find their way out of perilous circumstances.”Human trafficking – including child sex trafficking – remains a fast-growing criminal industry. California has the questionable distinction of being a top destination for human traffickers with most cases simply flying under the radar. This bill will help the victims and their families find some measure of justice. Today’s action would bring California law into line with federal law.AB 15 has received bipartisan, unanimous support in both Houses. The bill now goes back to the Assembly for approval of amendments before going on to Governor Brown for signature. HerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Government Senate Passes Holden’s Human Rights Legislation Bill Extends Statute of Limitations on Human Trafficking Published on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 | 2:53 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

Bombay HC Expresses Displeasure As State Files Unsigned Written Note Stating Covid-19 Testing Facilities Not Required In All Districts Of The State

first_imgNews UpdatesBombay HC Expresses Displeasure As State Files Unsigned Written Note Stating Covid-19 Testing Facilities Not Required In All Districts Of The State Nitish Kashyap29 May 2020 8:02 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Friday expressed displeasure after an unsigned written note was submitted on behalf of the State government stating that testing facilities for Covid-19 were not required to be established in all districts of the State. Division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice KK Tated were hearing a PIL filed by Khalil Wasta, a fisherman from Ratnagiri…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 Bombay High Court on Friday expressed displeasure after an unsigned written note was submitted on behalf of the State government stating that testing facilities for Covid-19 were not required to be established in all districts of the State. Division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice KK Tated were hearing a PIL filed by Khalil Wasta, a fisherman from Ratnagiri who contended that although the population of Ratnagiri district was over 16 lakh, there are only six hospitals that are working and two of these hospitals are reserved for treatment of Covid-19 patients. Moreover, swabs taken for testing are sent 178 kms away to Miraj Hospital in Sangli district, the PIL states. While hearing the matter on May 26, the Court had expanded the scope of the hearing from Ratnagiri to all districts in the State noting that it is shocking that there are so few testing facilities in some districts of the State. Court then asked the State to inform whether testing facilities are available in each district. On Friday, AGP Jyoti Chavan submitted a written note without a signature before the court which stated that testing facilities are not required to be set up in each district. The bench remarked- “It is strange for us that no testing facilities are required in any districts. What kind of note is this that does not bear any signature?” Then, the Court directed the AGP to request the Advocate General to appear immediately. Once AG AA Kumbhakoni appeared, the bench asked him- “How can such a statement be made that testing facilities for Covid-19 are not required in all districts?” AG Kumbhakoni submitted that he will personally look into the matter and ensure that the situation is sorted out. He further stated that he will call the highest officer in the case at 4:30 pm in Court and meet him. Advocate Rakesh Bhatkar appearing for the petitioner had previously informed the court there are 26 medical colleges and hospitals that can be used for conducting the Covid-19 tests which also meet the guidelines issued by Indian Council of Medical Research but nothing has been done so far. The bench remarked that all matters related to health concerns around Covid-19 should be clubbed and listed together. The next date of hearing in the matter is June 2. The PIL states that it takes approximately five hours to reach Miraj Hospital in Sangli which is 178 km away. And from Dapoli, which is the end point of Ratnagiri district, to Miraj is 237 km with travel time of about six and a half hours. Moreover, a major number of Covid-19 patients are found in Dapoli and considering the distance there is a delay in sending and receiving samples. After migrants moved to Ratnagiri, the number of tests have increased and Miraj hospital has displayed inability to carry out more than 125 tests because it is overburdened, the PIL states. Next Storylast_img read more

Action To Be Taken Against Individuals/Organizations for Offensive Comments Against Govt: State of Bihar Issues Circular

first_imgNews UpdatesAction To Be Taken Against Individuals/Organizations for Offensive Comments Against Govt: State of Bihar Issues Circular Sparsh Upadhyay24 Jan 2021 7:32 AMShare This – xThe Bihar Government has issued a circular on Thursday (21st January) which states that individuals and organisations who post “objectionable and indecent” comments (online) against the State Government, Ministers, MLAs, MPs and officials could be booked under the IT Act and the Indian Penal Code. A letter to this effect has been issued to all secretaries of the Bihar State Government…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 Bihar Government has issued a circular on Thursday (21st January) which states that individuals and organisations who post “objectionable and indecent” comments (online) against the State Government, Ministers, MLAs, MPs and officials could be booked under the IT Act and the Indian Penal Code. A letter to this effect has been issued to all secretaries of the Bihar State Government by the Chief of the Economic Offences Wing IG Nayyar Hasnain Khan. The circular by Bihar Police’s Economic Offences Unit (EOU) states, “It has regularly been coming to light that certain persons and organisations have been making offensive comments through social media and Internet against government, honourable ministers, MPs, MLAs and government officials as well, which is against prescribed law and comes under cybercrime laws. For this act, it seems appropriate to take action against such organisations and individuals” The letter/circular further states that Bihar Police’s Economic Offences Unit is the nodal agency for cyber-crime, and all principal secretaries and secretaries have been requested to bring “such matters” to its notice so that “suitable legal action can be initiated” against the individuals/organizations after investigation. After facing the backlash over this Circular, Jitendra Kumar, the Additional Director General Headquarters said, “Criticism is healthy for democracy. But criticism must be constructive and the language used must fall within the norms of decency. This advisory was issued keeping in mind rumours and factually incorrect information and involving the use of insulting language on social media – these are punishable offences under the IT Act.” Kerala’s controversial law Kerala Government had, in October 2020, decided to amend the Police Act to include intimidation, defamation, or insulting of any person through social media as an offence punishable with imprisonment of term upto five years and/or upto 10,000/- fine. The Government had, in a press release, said that it was concerned about the increasing incidents of crimes perpetrated through social media. The existing laws are found to be insufficient to deal with such crimes, especially after the Supreme Court struck down Section 66A of the Information Technology Act and Section 118(d) of Kerala Police Act. On 21st November 2020, the Kerala Governor had even signed an ordinance to incorporate Section 118A in the Kerala Police Act which made intimidation, defamation, or insulting of any person through social media as an offence punishable with imprisonment of term upto Three years and/or upto Rs. 10,000/- fine. The provision stipulated either imprisonment for up to three years or a fine of up to Rs 10,000 or both to those who makes, expresses, publishes or disseminates content through any means of communication with an intention to intimidate, insult or defame any person through social media, knowing it to be false. “118 A. Punishment for making, expressing, publishing or disseminating any matter which is threatening, abusive, humiliating or defamatory─ Whoever makes, expresses, publishes or disseminates through any kind of mode of communication, any matter or subject for threatening, abusing, humiliating or defaming a person or class of persons, knowing it to be false and that causes injury to the mind, reputation or property of such person or class of persons or any other person in whom they have interest shall on conviction, be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years or with fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees or with both” Soon thereafter, various activists and political parties had started criticizing this move by the Government saying that it would tantamount to curbing free speech. The provision was criticized as highly vague and subjective and also as an attempt to circumvent the Shreya Singhal judgment, whereby the Supreme Court had held that Section 118(d) of Kerala Police Act (a similar provision) violated right to free speech under Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution of India. Subsequently, the Kerala High Court was informed by the Additional Advocate General of Kerala that the Cabinet has decided to withdraw the controversial Amendment to Kerala Police Act introducing Section 118A of the Act. Further, on 25th November, 4 days after he signed the ordinance, the Governor of Kerala Arif Mohammed Khan, by invoking his power under Article 213 (2) (b) of the Constitution of India, signed an ordinance to withdraw this controversial ordinance. Shreya Singhal Judgment & Section 118(d) As per Section 118(d), any person who causes annoyance to any person in an indecent manner by statements or verbal or comments or telephone calls or calls of any type or by chasing or sending messages or mails by any means; shall, on conviction be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years or with fine not exceeding ten thousand rupees or with both. In Shreya Singhal judgment, the Supreme Court had held that Section 118(d) also violated Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution of India. The offence of ‘causing annoyance in an indecent manner’ suffers from the same type of vagueness and overbreadth, the court had observed while striking down this provision as unconstitutional. The court had, however, rejected the challenge against the provision on the ground of legislative incompetence. The penalty created for causing annoyance in an indecent manner in pith and substance would fall within Entry 1 List III which speaks of criminal law and would thus be within the competence of the State Legislature in any case, it had said. Notably, the Supreme Court had, in October 2020, stayed a direction to a Delhi resident accused of making an ‘objectionable’ Facebook post against West Bengal Government, to appear before the Investigating Officer in West Bengal in response to a notice issued under Section 41A of the Code of Criminal Procedure.[With inputs from The Hindu] Click Here To Download Circular/LetterRead Circular/LetterSubscribe 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