Uganda Clays Limited (UCL.ug) HY2010 Interim Report

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first_imgUganda Clays Limited (UCL.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the half year.For more information about Uganda Clays Limited (UCL.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Uganda Clays Limited (UCL.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Uganda Clays Limited (UCL.ug)  2010 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileUganda Clays Limited manufactures and markets clay products for the building and construction industry in Uganda. Its product offering ranges from roofing tiles, bricks and floor tiles to decorative grilles, ventilators, pipes and suspended floor units and partition blocks. The company supplies the local building trade in Uganda and exports products to Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, the DRC and South Sudan. Uganda Clays Limited was founded in 1950 and its head office is in Kampala, Uganda. Uganda Clays Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) 2014 Abridged Report

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first_imgJulius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng)  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileJulius Berger Nigeria Plc is a civil engineering and construction company in Nigeria. The company is involved in the planning, design and construction of major civil engineering and civil works which encompasses office and functional buildings, residential houses, sports and recreational facilities as well as infrastructure such as roads, bridges, railway lines, airports, dams and water supply schemes. Julius Berger Nigeria Plc has business interests in the plants and factories, oil and gas, marine, ports and shipping and power sectors. The company’s pioneer project was the construction of the Eko Bridge in Lagos in 1964. The company’s head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Julius Berger Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Invest £11k in the stock market! Here’s my financial freedom plan

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first_img40 £87,641.02 £1,478.04 Enter Your Email Address £408,814.29 Invest £11k in the stock market! Here’s my financial freedom plan Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares £2,448,418.31 10 See all posts by Kirsteen Mackay Kirsteen Mackay | Wednesday, 25th November, 2020 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” £13,678.04 £41,000 £29,000 £28,251.39 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. 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For example, if I set up a regular investment of £100 a month buying Rolls-Royce shares, then some months, I’ll buy them at a lower price than others. This is ‘pound-cost-averaging’ and it brings down the average price paid for the stock over time.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…Nevertheless, an £11k starting pot will give my wealth-generation plan a nice launchpad. If I invest £11k and follow this up with £100 a month, I believe I can achieve a chunky retirement sum.I’d invest £11k towards financial freedomRegular investing is great for topping up a stock I have long-term confidence in. 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Then, if I really struck it lucky and achieved an effective annual interest rate of 12.7%, my retirement nest egg would be worth £751k.Compound the gains exponentially with patience!Although the interest rate matters a lot, length of time is equally important. The longer I can leave it to grow, the bigger my payoff. Each of the above scenarios left for 40 years would result in sums worth £262k, £545k and £2.5m! So, the younger I start investing, the higher my chances of achieving millionaire status in my later years. Just check out this table based on annual deposits of £1,200 and my starting sum of £11,000. £36,616.28 £751,520.58 £84,624.45 £220,318.14 Total Deposits 20 £46,005.37 30 £59,000 £23,000 £2,507,418.31 Kirsteen 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. £3,120.29 Balance £1,374,597.47 £17,000 £12,200 £59,616.28last_img read more

Saracens to revive Barnet Copthall Stadium

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first_imgGeoff Morphitis, Treasurer of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers said: “This is a tremendous opportunity in these difficult financial times to refurbish a stand that is nearly 50 years old and to bring in new facilities.“This would ensure the venue can continue to host top class athletics meetings and serve as a valuable sports facility for the local community. We look forward to working with Saracens to ensure the delivery of an outstanding sporting venue and to expand our work in the local community.”Public exhibitions on the emerging proposals for Barnet Copthall Stadium are being held later this month so that the local community has an opportunity to view and comment on the plans and ask questions of the project team. The exhibitions are being held on:Sunday 28 November at Copthall Stadium between 12pm and 4pmTuesday 30 November at Copthall School between 5pm and 9pmWednesday 1 December at Copthall School between 5pm and 9pm Saracens confirms it will be entering into detailed discussions with the London Borough of Barnet about the possibility of transforming Barnet Copthall Stadium into a vibrant, multi-purpose sports venue, with real benefits for the entire community.The stadium, currently home to Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers amongst other sports clubs, would become a premier athletics venue and potential training centre for the 2012 Olympic Games, as well as being an outstanding community sports hub and a Premiership rugby ground.The emerging proposals would comprehensively refurbish the existing main building to the west of the site and create a new permanent stand to the east which would be used by spectators of athletics meetings and rugby matches. Demountable stands would be in place during the winter season to facilitate up to 16 Saracens fixtures.Saracens is urgently seeking a home with the potential to ensure the club is sustainable in the long term; Barnet Copthall would provide this opportunity and bring Premiership rugby back into north London, heartland of the club’s support since 1876.Chairman Nigel Wray said: “There is a unique opportunity to create a fabulous stadium. Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers would thrive, Saracens would use the artificial turf pitch around 16 times per year, and the rest of the time – up to 350 days per year – the field could be used by schools, local clubs and the wider community.“Barnet Copthall would also become a new hub for the award-winning Saracens Foundation, which has been working with more than 500,000 young people in London over the past decade, improving lives by running various courses that link education and sport.“It goes without saying we will consult widely and extensively with the local community and stakeholders to establish a proper dialogue and ensure we create an asset that meets all the requirements of local residents and sports clubs.“In the process, we will create a home for Saracens, an ambitious club playing entertaining rugby in a superb stadium, an institution which will make the people of Barnet and all North London can feel proud for many years to come.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img The ground will be designed with permanent seating to accommodate approximately 3,000 spectators for athletics events.The demountable stands would increase the capacity of the ground to 10,000 spectators for up to 16 rugby games per year to accord with the requirements of Premiership Rugby.last_img read more

House in Llano Grande / Plan B Arquitectos

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first_img Photographs House in Llano Grande / Plan B ArquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse in Llano Grande / Plan B Arquitectos House in Llano Grande / Plan B Arquitectos CopyHouses•Rionegro, Colombia Photographs:  Alejandro Arango Project Manager:Felipe Mesa, Federico MesaWork Team:Laura Kate Correa, Carlos Blanco, Daniel Tobón, Sara RestrepoConstruction:Verónica VásquezSqm Price:$2,800.000 (Colombian peso)Ecosystem:Bosque montano / Montane forestElevation (Above Sea Level):2080 mTemperature:12-26ºCDirection Of Wind:Este – Oeste / East – WestClient:Santiago Vélez, Marcela RestrepoCity:RionegroCountry:ColombiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Alejandro ArangoRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapText description provided by the architects. For this house we proposed a system of parallel concrete walls which define four volumes connected transversally sheltering differentiated areas of the programme and configuring an open arrival patio.Save this picture!© Alejandro ArangoIn section these parallel planes gain height towards an exterior native forest to open the biggest amount of spaces of the first and second level towards it. The everyday life of the house takes place between activities surrounding the courtyard and interior activities which enjoy the presence of the forest.Save this picture!© Alejandro ArangoAll the bedrooms and social areas are supported on the flat area of the plot but are suspended over a change in the topographic level which drops in the direction of the vegetation, and the service areas occupy bars rested on the flat surface at the back of the plot.Save this picture!Ground FloorThe highest parts of the house act like heads which allow to look out on to the scenery or open towards the afternoon sun to heat the interior. In this house which behaves like a thick perimeter, exposed reinforced concrete and tiles of dark and rustic stone from the area converge, wood finishings and perforated metal panels which filter the afternoon sun and articulate it. Aspects such as courtyard house, lookout house, one storey house or two floor house are combined.Save this picture!© Alejandro ArangoFour independent staircases give access to two private mezzanines in the bedrooms, a suspended library over the sitting room and to the service area. Each volume ends with a semi covered deck over the scenery.Save this picture!© Alejandro ArangoSave this picture!© Alejandro ArangoProject gallerySee allShow less”An Alignment of Missions”: Why MIT Will Be a Major Player in the 2016 Venice BiennaleInterviewsGreen Academy: Call for EntriesCall for Submissions Share “COPY” Colombia ArchDaily CopyAbout this officePlan:b arquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRionegroColombiaPublished on May 16, 2016Cite: “House in Llano Grande / Plan B Arquitectos” 16 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Film – Prestige ExteriorShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectWall / Ceiling LightsSpectrum LightingLED Downlight – Infinium 3″ Round FlangelessVentilated / Double Skin FacadeCosentinoDekton Cladding in LD Sevilla hotelSealantsSikaJoint SealingBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – MarblesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerHome AppliancesGIRAGira Keyless in – Door communicationLightsLinea Light GroupIntegrated Lighting – Fylo+More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Llano Grande住宅/ Plan B Arquitectos是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/787415/house-in-llano-grande-plan-b-arquitectos Clipboard Architects: Plan:b arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Year:  Save this picture!© Alejandro Arango+ 31 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/787415/house-in-llano-grande-plan-b-arquitectos Clipboard Houses Projects Area:  500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2015last_img read more

The working class is striking for safety

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first_imgGE workers demand company recall laid-off workers to build ventilators.Whether they are organizing walkouts, sick-outs or sit-ins, workers in a whole range of so-called “essential” occupations are in a life-and-death fight against dangerous working conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic.From shopping to heavy industryActions include gig workers, like the Instacart “Shoppers” who walked out on March 30 all over the U.S. Their demands are basic: personal protective equipment,  soap and sanitizers. They also want $5 per order “hazard pay,” along with “income replacement” pay for anyone with a doctor’s note or a preexisting condition making them vulnerable to infection. Instacart has denied most of these demands made by Gig Workers United.Shoppers, who customers pay to go to a supermarket and shop for them, are classified as “independent contractors” and not even covered under existing worker protection laws. In fact, they are super-exploited workers. They are angry at Instacart’s announcement it will hire 300,000 more shoppers in the midst of the pandemic while refusing the safety demands.General Electric workers in Lynn, Mass., held work stoppages and protests outside the plant, calling on GE to hire laid-off workers to make much-needed ventilators. They are demanding safe working conditions and additional paid sick leave and have a petition for supporters to sign. In this time of mass unemployment, they are still working because military equipment produced in the plant is deemed “essential.” (Local201.org)Their union, the Union of Electrical Workers-Communication Workers (IUE-CWA), held a solidarity action with the Lynn workers outside GE’s corporate headquarters in Boston. The company — which had $95 billion in revenue in 2019 and is slated to get a slice of the fed’s multitrillion dollar bailout — can well afford to retool its plants to make more ventilators than GE currently manufactures.“If GE trusts us to build, maintain and test engines, which go on a variety of aircraft where millions of lives are at stake, why wouldn’t they trust us to build ventilators?” asks IUE-CWA Local 86004 President Jake Aguanaga. His plant in Arkansas City, Kan., has more than half its workforce on indefinite layoff. (Vice.com, March 30)Often when workers demand safe conditions, bosses retaliate. After learning that a coworker had tested positive for COVID-19, Travis Watkins, who worked for a third-party contractor at a General Motors plant in Grand Rapids, Mich., warned workers their jobs were unsafe. For his stand — “A safe working environment is a basic human right” — he was fired on March 18. (tinyurl.com/sohclk4)Food processors hit with walkoutsFood processing plants, which exploit many migrants and workers of color, were already notoriously dangerous before COVID-19. Now they are death traps with little or no sanitation, few breaks to allow hand-washing and people working elbow-to-elbowThese conditions prompted a walkout April 3 at the Pilgrim Pride poultry plant in Timberville, Va., after workers learned an employee there tested positive. Workers want the plant shut down for two weeks to allow the worker and anyone who had contact with them to self-quarantine. They want PPE, which the company has refused to provide.The same day another walkout took place at Raymundo’s in Chicago where several hundred workers, mostly Latinx women, make flan and gelatin. They won union recognition last year with the Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) and are now also demanding paid time off and a safe, fully disinfected workplace to come back to.Earlier, on March 31, some 1,000 meatpackers walked off the job in Greeley, Colo., for similar demands. While this largely immigrant workforce speaks 27 different languages, the members of UFCW Local 7 came together in unity.The push to close unsafe, nonessential construction sites is continuing, with 13,000 union carpenters in Massachusetts on strike. Construction workers everywhere are being told they have to keep working on a range of building projects exempted from governors’ stay-at-home orders. The director of Chicago Women in Trades: National Center for Women’s Equity in Apprenticeship and Employment, Lauren Sugerman, stated in a letter to Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker: “Building a casino, a luxury condo, a high-rise office building, a sports arena, school or commercial building is not essential during a pandemic such as COVID-19.” (coshnetwork.org)On the frontline of the crisis — and the struggle for safetyKroger pharmacy workers had a safety walkout in Morgantown, W.Va. They also hung plastic curtains to create a barrier between themselves and potentially infected customers, which the company ripped down. After the walkout, Kroger installed plexiglass sheets, but workers still need gloves and social distancing and are demanding hazard pay.Health care workers have been staging sit-downs at Chicago’s Cook County Hospital, the busiest in the state. They want PPE. Represented by National Nurses United, they serve the most underserved population — the poorest, who are often also people of color, and the most likely to not have health insurance. Chicago has one of the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the country.Dozens of nurses walked off the job at Brighton Rehab and Wellness Center in western Pennsylvania’s Beaver County after learning that 36 residents and six workers had tested positive. They had not been given N95 masks to wear. Their union, Service Employees Union (SEIU) Healthcare Pennsylvania, says the walkout will continue until its members are provided the necessary protection.While health care workers risk their lives, the Trump administration, acting at the behest of the for-profit American Hospital Association, killed a provision in the recent stimulus bill to force the Office of Safety and Health Administration to create an emergency rule setting COVID-19 safety standards for health care workers.But the workers aren’t backing down, as NNU began a strike April 6 at 15 hospitals in six states run by the international chain HCA Healthcare. The union is calling HCA out for its “lack of preparedness” in failing to provide PPE to frontline workers.Others walking out include auto dealership mechanics in New York City and Amazon workers in Detroit, Chicago and New York. (See related article this issueFrom health care workers to gig workers to warehouse workers, the working class is rising up in a fight for their lives.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Sixty-Six Indiana Counties in Total Now Designated Primary Natural Disaster Areas

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first_imgFranklinHarrisonJasperJay Sixty-Six Indiana Counties in Total Now Designated Primary Natural Disaster Areas CarrollCassClayClintonCrawford Facebook Twitter Huntington*JacksonJohnsonKnoxKosciusko AdamsBentonDecaturFayette MartinMiamiMonroeMontgomeryMorgan HamiltonHancockHendricksHenryHoward Wabash*WarrenWarrickWellsWhite DaviessDeKalbDelawareDuboisElkhart One additional county also qualifies for natural disaster assistance because it is contiguous to a designated county. The new county is indicated with an asterisk. TippecanoeTiptonVanderburghVermillionVigo AllenBartholomewBlackfordBooneBrown LaGrangeLawrenceMadisonMarionMarshall The 2 new counties are indicated with an asterisk: ShelbySpencerSt. JosephSteubenSullivan PikePoseyPulaskiPutnamRush FountainFultonGibsonGrantGreene SHARE Previous articleStabenow Says Urgent Action Needed to Restore Faith in MarketsNext articleHouse Puts off Action on Farm Bill Gary Truitt Whitley SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Sixty-Six Indiana Counties in Total Now Designated Primary Natural Disaster Areas JenningsLaPorteRandolph*Scott StarkeWashingtonWayne By Gary Truitt – Aug 1, 2012 Julia A. Wickard, State Executive Director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Indiana announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated an additional 2 counties to the original 64 counties in Indiana as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by extreme drought.  “Each week, new counties are added through the U.S. Drought Monitor FAST TRACK Secretarial designation process,” said Wickard.  “These are extraordinary times for Indiana farmers and many are anxious to see the results of the USDA NASS August 2012 Crop Report next week.” NobleOrangeOwenParkePerrylast_img read more

[Udaipur Hotel Case] Rajasthan HC Grants Interim Protection From Arrest To Former Union Minister Arun Shourie [Read Order]

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first_imgNews Updates[Udaipur Hotel Case] Rajasthan HC Grants Interim Protection From Arrest To Former Union Minister Arun Shourie [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay23 Sep 2020 6:25 AMShare This – xThe Rajasthan High Court (Jodhpur Bench) on Wednesday (23rd September) granted interim order/protection to Former Union Minister Arun Shourie from Arrest in the Laxmi Vilas Hotel, Udaipur case.The Single Bench of Justice Dinesh Mehta allowed the criminal revision petition filed by Arun Shourie, who was the Minister for Disinvestment in the year 2001 – when disinvestment of Laxmi Vilas…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 Rajasthan High Court (Jodhpur Bench) on Wednesday (23rd September) granted interim order/protection to Former Union Minister Arun Shourie from Arrest in the Laxmi Vilas Hotel, Udaipur case.The Single Bench of Justice Dinesh Mehta allowed the criminal revision petition filed by Arun Shourie, who was the Minister for Disinvestment in the year 2001 – when disinvestment of Laxmi Vilas Hotel, Udaipur took place.Arguments before the CourtIt was argued by senior counsel Prashant Bhushan and Advocate Pradeep Shah, appearing for Arun Shourie that trial Court below had committed an error in holding that the prosecution sanction under Section 19 of the Prevention of Corruption Act is not required.The Counsels pointed out that in the case of Pradip Baijal Vs. Union of India (SB Criminal Misc. Petition No.2993/2020) [the order of the Court has been discussed below], the High Court has already considered this argument and has granted interim order/protection to the petitioner therein, they submit that though petitioner’s case is identical but requires a different order inasmuch as petitioner was not even named in the FIR.They informed the court that the petitioner is a senior citizen (79 years); Writer and Editor; Ex-minister and is suffering from various age-related issues, thus, it was prayed that he be granted complete exemption from appearance before the Trial Court.Arun Shourie himself appeared online and highlighted his predicament(s) that because of his age, his wife’s ailments and a child, who require his care, he would find it difficult to appear before the Court, particularly in the present scenario.He requested the Court to grant complete exemption from appearance.Addl. Solicitor General, Raju, appearing for the CBI submitted that the petitioner’s prayer of exemption be acceded to, while practically conceding that the order of the Special Judge, CBI is not in conformity with the law.He emphasized that the CBI was reiterating its stand that no irregularity had been committed and the very order of taking cognizance is not proper.Court’s Analysis and DecisionThe Court remarked that it was not persuaded to pass an order different than the one, which has been passed in Pradip Baijal’s case (supra) at this stage.However, considering the age and family circumstances of the petitioner, a small indulgence of appearing any time by 15.10.2020 was granted to him.Accordingly, the Court passed the following order:-1- The Petitioner (Arun Shourie) shall not be arrested in pursuance of the arrest warrant issued in relation to the impugned order dated 15.09.2020 passed by learned Special Judge, CBI Cases, Jodhpur;2- The Petitioner (Arun Shourie) may appear before the Court below on any date by 15.10.2020 and furnish a personal bond of Rs.2 lacs and two sureties of Rs.1 lac each. The petitioner shall be permitted to appear before the Court below along with his counsel; and3- The Petitioner (Arun Shourie) shall not leave India without prior permission of the Court. 8. List on 15.10.2020 for consideration of stay application.Court’s Order in Pradip Baijal v. Union of India (SB Criminal Misc. Petition No.2993/2020)Senior Counsel Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the petitioner (Pradip Baijal), submitted that the petitioner is a retired civil servant (I.A.S. Officer) and was Secretary, Department of Disinvestment, Ministry of Finance between 2000 and 2003 (when disinvestment of Laxmi Vilas Hotel, Udaipur took place).He submited that provisions of Section 19 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1998, regarding sanction of the Central Government, equally applies to a retired Government employee, particularly after its amendment w.e.f. 26.10.2018.The Counsel argued that since the Court below had taken cognizance of the offence on 15.09.2020, the law in vogue on the date of taking such cognizance will prevail and not the provisions as they existed (in the year 2001) when the offence in question is alleged to have been committed.Further, it was asserted that prior to taking cognizance against the petitioner (Pradip Baijal), who is a retired civil servant, no prior sanction of the Central Government was obtained and the order impugned is, thus, fundamentally void and without jurisdiction.While echoing the arguments of Senior Counsel Harish Salve, that the learned Court below was not justified in issuing an arrest warrant to the petitioner, the Senior Counsel Rohatgi submitted that petitioner, a respected law-abiding senior citizen, would cooperate in the trial, albeit without prejudice to his rights flowing from present petitionIn view of the detailed reasons indicated in the order of even date, passed in S.B. Criminal Revision Petition No.663/2020 (Jyotsana Suri Vs. Union of India) and considering the submissions noted above, the petitioner (Pradip Baijal) was given interim protection from arrest in the Case by the Rajasthan High Court.It was directed by the Court that the petitioner (Pradip Baijal) shall not be arrested in pursuance of the arrest warrant issued in relation to the impugned order dated 15.09.2020 passed by learned Special Judge, CBI Cases, Jodhpur;Also, it was directed that the petitioner (Pradip Baijal) shall appear before the Court below on 08.10.2020 and furnish a personal bond of Rs.2 lacs and two sureties of Rs.1 lac each.The petitioner was permitted to appear before the Court below along with his counsel.Jyotsana Suri’s CaseIn Jyotsana Suri case (supra), the Rajasthan High Court (Jodhpur Bench) on Tuesday (22nd September) rapped the CBI court for issuing arrest warrants against former Union Minister Arun Shourie and four others in connection with the disinvestment of Laxmi Vilas Palace Hotel (Udaipur).A Single Bench of Justice Dinesh Mehta observed,”This Court is constrained to observe that the Court below has not recorded any reason worth the name before resorting to the extreme mode of securing the presence of an accused – issuing an arrest warrant. The issuance of a warrant of arrest becomes all the more serious, when the petitioner was not put to any notice of the pending proceedings.”The Bench had further observed,”While issuing an arrest warrant, the Court below has not recorded any finding as to why petitioner’s custodial interrogation is required, particularly when all the relevant documents are on the record of the Court below and the transaction dates back to the year 2001, when she was not at the helm of affairs of the Company.”CBI Court’s OrderIt may be noted that a special court at Jodhpur had asked the CBI on 16th September to file cases against former Union minister Arun Shourie and the then disinvestment secretary Pradip Baijal over the sale of an ITDC hotel, allegedly at a loss of Rs 244 crore to the exchequer.The CBI court had also directed the filing of cases against three others associated with the sale two decades back of Laxmi Vilas Palace Hotel in Udaipur, during the term of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led National Democratic Alliance government at the Centre.Along with Shourie and Baijal, the court had ordered the registration of cases against Ashish Guha, the managing director of Lazard India Ltd who was the financial adviser, valuer Kantilal Karamsey of Kantilal Karamsey & Company and Jyotsana Suri, director of Bharat Hotels Ltd.The court had also observed that the investigating officer had accepted in the probe that Laxmi Vilas Hotel was undervalued, and he should have presented a charge-sheet.The court ordered that a criminal case be registered against Shourie and the others. It had also summoned the accused via arrest warrants.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

€1.4m secured for Springboard courses at Killybegs LYIT campus

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first_img Twitter €1.4m secured for Springboard courses at Killybegs LYIT campus Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Harps come back to win in Waterford Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction The Killybegs campus of the Letterkenny Institute of Technology has secured €1.4 million from the Higher Education Authority for four Springboard courses in the hospitality sector.The courses had previously been funded by Failte Ireland, and when that finished, the Killybegs campus led out on a project to secure the money from elsewhere.The courses will be in the areas of culinary skills and also restaurant and hotel management.Kieran O’Hanrahan is Head of the School of Tourism at LYIT, he outlined the breakthrough on Around the North West earlier today:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/kbegs1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Google+ By News Highland – June 27, 2018 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleNIFRS dealing with Gorse Fire on Glenshane PassNext articleBallyshannon student to join Southampton’s Youth Academy News Highland Facebook Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Troy gets final OK on FAA funds

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first_imgLatest Stories “The awarding of this grant is an important achievement for the City of Troy,” Lunsford said. “To have a 6,500-foot runway with full instrumentation gives us a leg up on most communities our size in recruiting industries that require a lengthy runway.“As far as general aviation airports, we will be the only one in the state with a 6,500-foot runway.”The city’s airport also benefited from a million-dollar instrument landing system that was installed by the Army this year.Lunsford said in everyday vernacular, “and it’s certainly not why we did the project,” the airport runway expansion will make it possible for Troy University’s football team to charter flights in and out of Troy and also for visiting teams to do the same. Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content Troy Mayor Jimmy Lunsford said the grant award was “perfect.”“We were approved for everything that we had asked for and just what we need,” Lunsford said.Included in the grant award were funds for glide slope relocation ($236,000) an obstruction survey ($85,000) and environmental permitting ($10,000). By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy gets final OK on FAA funds Published 8:14 am Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Skip “Of course, it will be a great benefit to major industries and international industries that fly on larger jets to be able to land here,” the mayor said. “This grant puts us in an enviable position in many ways and we are extremely excited about the grant award and very appreciative of it. We are looking forward to completing the project by the end of the year.”Lunsford said he would sign the necessary grant acceptance papers today.“The council has already given me the authority to sign the papers and I’ll get them signed so we can overnight them to the DOT,” he said. “We’ll award the bids at the next city council meeting.”Lunsford said the airport expansion project has been in the works for a long time.“We began justification studies almost six years ago and construction began about two years ago,” Lunsford said. “It’s been lengthy but, when the airport expansion project is completed, Troy will have something of benefit for a long, long time.” Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article The City of Troy learned Tuesday it will receive the promised FAA funds to complete renovations at the Troy Municipal Airport.The city was notified Tuesday of the awarding of a $1,994,209 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration with fund disbursement from the Department of Transportation for the runway expansion at the Troy Airport.The city and state match for the grant will be $52,479 each, bringing the total project to $2,099,167. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Patrons’ Drive kicks off arts season A large gathering of patrons of the arts at The Studio Monday night is an indication that the arts are… read morelast_img read more