Tesco profit up thanks to Asian markets

first_img whatsapp Tags: NULL whatsapp Tuesday 19 April 2011 2:26 am Tesco said it would step up innovation in a bid to improve its performance in a tough UK market, as it met forecasts with a rise in annual profit driven by Asian markets.New chief executive Phil Clarke, who took over from Terry Leahy last month, said on he was setting six objectives for the British supermarket group, including reviving flagging sales of general merchandise goods.“We didn’t achieve our planned growth in the year and this was only partly attributable to the deterioration in the consumer environment during the second half,” Clarke said of Tesco’s performance in Britain, where it makes over two-thirds of sales and profits.“We can do better and we are taking action in key areas – for example, to drive a faster rate of product innovation and to improve the sharpness of our communication to customers.”Tesco, which trails Carrefour and industry leader Wal-Mart by sales, posted a 12.3 per cent rise profit before tax and one-off items, but including property deals, of £3.8bns in the year to February. Tesco profit up thanks to Asian markets Share John Dunne Show Comments ▼ Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wraplast_img read more

Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) HY2019 Presentation

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug)  2019 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB Group) is a leading financial institution offering retail and corporate banking services in Uganda through its subsidiary company. KCB Group offers financial solutions ranging from current accounts, overdrafts and loans to fixed and short-term deposits, mortgage finance, trade finance and forex, and business investment accounts. The banking institution participates in investments in treasury bills and bonds with the central banks. Wholly-owned subsidiaries in the banking group include Kenya Commercial Finance Company Limited, Savings & Loan Kenya Limited, Kenya Commercial Bank Nominees Limited, Kencom House Limited, KCB Tanzania Limited, KCB Sudan Limited, KCB Rwanda SA and KCB Uganda Limited. Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

West Texas: Acolytes stir international excitement with promo video

first_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska By Laura ShaverPosted Mar 7, 2013 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ [Episcopal Diocese of West Texas] The 109th annual Diocesan Council for the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas erupted during the showing of the video, “Serve Christ Maybe,” a promotional video for the 2013 Acolyte Festival, created by Scott Parnell, youth ministry director at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Corpus Christi, Texas, and a group of his high school-age youth.The video promotes the ministry of acolytes and is set to lyrics written by Parnell and sung to the tune of the popular song “Call Me Maybe.” The acolytes who perform in the video dance their way down the church aisle, light the candles, swing the thurible, and pop up behind pews in Good Shepherd’s choir loft. As the song draws to a close, basic details for the upcoming Acolyte Festival are displayed, followed by a cameo by the Rt. Rev. David Reed, bishop suffragan of the diocese, who mouths the lyrics, inviting acolytes to come join the fun.The council floor received the video with stomping feet and a standing ovation, and when Reed appeared, laughter and hollers filled the AmericanBank Center in Corpus Christi. The young people who were assembled for the Youth in Action event were on their feet, dancing along.Youth in Action is an annual gathering of youth groups from across the diocese to participate in a day-long outreach project in the same city where Diocesan Council is hosted.Parnell said the idea to make the video developed with a group of eight high school-age youth that come together at Good Shepherd every Wednesday night to assist Parnell in leading a middle school-age youth group. “They wanted to make a video that would help them teach one of their lessons,” said Parnell. “It was originally going to be based on commercials shown during the Super Bowl and why the promotions are bad for our youth.” Instead, Parnell suggested a better idea – make a video to promote the upcoming Acolyte Festival that Good Shepherd will host on April 19-20.The youth jumped right in, and during an overnight lock-in at the church, the group spent two and a half hours perfecting the moves choreographed by Abbey Shockley while Parnell held the camera. The youth, who also serve as acolytes, were excited to promote the ministry. “I enjoy acolyting because it gives us a chance to play a huge role in leading a Eucharist [service], something that is often reserved for adults. It is nice to know that no matter what your age is you can still serve God and your church community in a significant way,” said Shockley.Dave Moore, who leads the contemporary worship service at the church on Sunday evenings, recorded the music, and Lauren Rader, a professional musician who sings at the church, exquisitely sang Parnell’s lyrics.And just how did Bishop Reed get in there? “He owed me something,” said Parnell, “for organizing Youth in Action and agreeing to host this festival. Not really, but he was a great sport. I asked for a cameo so we could try to drive up attendance, and he agreed.” Parnell filmed Reed’s part the Wednesday before Diocesan Council convened.On average, the Acolyte Festival is not very well attended, but this year’s promotional video may change that. “If the response at Youth in Action was any indication, we could have a very full house,” said Parnell.Parnell has received notes of congratulations from across the nation, with requests to show the video in other dioceses, Episcopal churches, and churches of other denominations. At the beginning of March, people in more than 162 countries had viewed the video on YouTube, where the “hits,” or views, have reached more than 48,000.Comments from those writing to Parnell come with gratefulness for his efforts. The senior acolyte at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Lafayette, Louisiana, wrote, “I am jealous of such enthusiastic acolytes over there in Corpus Christi. I usually end up serving two to three times a month due to lack of attendance. Hopefully with some of my new ideas in mind for training and this awesome video, I will be able to revamp the acolyte program before leaving for college.”The acolytes from Good Shepherd definitely portrayed the ministry as great fun, but they also realize its importance and appreciate the opportunity to serve. “Acolyting has allowed me to understand the church more effectively, and I have grown closer to God by reminding myself of what God has taught me,” said Trevor Mauck.Elizabeth Kirkland said, “Acolyting is a great way for people to become involved and give back to their church communities. I have loved sitting right next to the altar because I feel closer to God. In addition, we are all so excited about the video, and I had a great experience filming it.”— Laura Shaver is the communications officer for the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas. Tags Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Margaret Smist says: Kathleen Dubois says: March 7, 2013 at 7:30 pm Fantastic … but I know of nowhere in our Diocese (North Queensland, Australia) where there is a Server’s/Acolytes Guild. Maybe start one? Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI March 7, 2013 at 4:51 pm Love, Love, Love this — I have been humming this song since the first time I watched. Yes, church CAN be fun! March 7, 2013 at 5:45 pm Fabulous! I love it, love it, LOVE it…and that ain’t maybe!! March 7, 2013 at 5:20 pm This is fantastic, and though I sit here in London, I am sending it to my friends and colleagues at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York where there is a vibrant and dedicated Acolyte Guild. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 March 7, 2013 at 9:39 am Creativity bubbles upwards! Great job! March 7, 2013 at 6:42 pm Put it on YouTube – please. March 8, 2013 at 1:14 pm That was great. I do remember when I was 12 and an Acolyte, in Newburgh NY. 1942 Lori Mills-Curran says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem March 7, 2013 at 5:47 pm I like this very much! Now I am a retired bishop o Episcopal Anglican Church, in SW Braziil. This month I will be seve nty years old. But I need to say that my call to Mi nistry happened the time I was an acolyte, I was about 14 years old! During all my life as a priest I worked a lot in this min isgtry… Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest March 13, 2013 at 9:55 am FAB!!! It reminded me of my days of acolyte duty in Richmond, Virginia and how much fun we all had serving at the altar. Br. James Teets BSG, Canon says: Comments (23) John E. Colón says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA March 9, 2013 at 11:00 am We are going to the National Cathedral this fall for the Acolyte Festival. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Fr. Jay Pierce says: March 7, 2013 at 8:11 pm Wonderful! We old gray hairs speak fondly of the “next generation” and haven’t a clue of how to communicate with them. This is an opening to them that invites a fuller experience and reflection on the Liturgy and the role Christ can play in their lives. Give them a hand–applaud the intent and effort. And remember, much of the music we acclaim as traditional was written not to many generations ago for the local theater or pub . . . Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET March 7, 2013 at 9:37 pm Loved this creative video. My rector liked it so much he posted on our parish face book page. Michael Russell says: Featured Jobs & Calls Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR March 12, 2013 at 7:17 pm Hello, Lori!My diocese is Souwestern Brazil where I was diocesan bishop fo seventeen yeas. Santa Maria, RS, is the see. Could you write me by email? Many brazilian immigrants? My hug! March 12, 2013 at 7:20 pm It is realy nice! It is a way we may reach people, acolytes and families, with a good christian nurture for ever!Thanks! jubal neves says: Rector Tampa, FL March 8, 2013 at 10:00 am Fantastic! Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET martha knight says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 March 8, 2013 at 10:55 am Yep, this rocks! Now, who’s up to best this production? Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Rev. Bruce Green says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA March 13, 2013 at 11:18 am Sorry to throw a little cold water on this, but did the creators of this get permission to use the original song in this way? If not, I suspect that this is copyright infringement, as it falls outside of the parody definitions in the Supreme Court decisions on fair use. Despite good intentions, there may be some legal ramifications. (Even Weird Al Yankovic licenses all of his song parodies.) Featured Events Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET center_img Rev. Sylvia Vasquez says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Job Listing Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 March 7, 2013 at 5:56 pm I know I helped drive the view rate up on that and it was shared widely in my Episco-social networks. I’m grateful for the creativity and a way to show that serving in a liturgical role IS serving Christ!Great work. Great story! Nathaniel Queen says: Fr Ian McAlister says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Carolyn Beranek says: Laura Thewalt says: Rector Smithfield, NC 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 jubal neves says: Laurie Eiserloh says: March 9, 2013 at 11:48 am Bravo, bravo, to all. And, in addition to the wonderful young people, cudos to Bishop Reed for his humility and for being such a good sport. An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Katerina Whitley says: 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 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Press Release March 7, 2013 at 8:13 pm thank you, really enjoyed it! Rector Collierville, TN jubal neves says: Submit an Event Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Washington, DC Katherine Bolling Lenzi says: Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Hopkinsville, KY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ West Texas: Acolytes stir international excitement with promo video Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Albany, NY Comments are closed. March 9, 2013 at 11:02 am Bom Dia: Sou diacona em Framingham MA onde temos 30% immigrantes do Brasil. Como vai coisas em SW Brasil? Qual diocese? Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Youth & Young Adults Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Lori Mills-Curran says: March 7, 2013 at 5:02 pm I sent this to my acolyte coordinator–its a must see for all acolytes–such an upbeat, fun, yet inspiring video should not be missed! KUDOS to David Read–he made the finale a gas! March 7, 2013 at 9:55 pm Love it! Super! Attention acolytes in the Diocese of Texas, this fun, creative music video comes to us from the Diocese of West Texas. The the gauntlet has been thrown! New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bill Hilton says: Rector Shreveport, LA Tom Morgan says: last_img read more

Journalists face insults and death threats in toxic climate for the press as third journalist leftholed up in a hotel

first_img RSF_en to go further July 6, 2020 Find out more Organisation ArgentinaAmericas Follow the news on Argentina Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by death threats against Joaquín Morales Solá, of the daily La Nación and Jorge Fontevecchia, of the daily Perfil. A third journalist, Carlos Furman, has been holed up in a hotel for three months, as a poisonous climate has developed between the press and the Néstor Kirchner government. Help by sharing this information November 19, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders expressed deep concern about death threats made against two journalists who voiced opposition to the government and a climate of fear which has also left another journalist targeted in a shooting holed up in a hotel for the past three months.Joaquín Morales Solá, political columnist on the daily La Nación, and Jorge Fontevecchia, chief executive of publishers Perfil and owner of a daily of the same name, were threatened on 28 September in Buenos Aires after criticising the government of Nestór Kirchner.The worldwide press freedom organisation also expressed alarm about the plight of Carlos Elías Furman, of the 2 de Octubre radio station, who survived a shooting attack on 10 June after revealing local corruption. He has spent the last three months wearing a bullet proof vest in a hotel in Santa Elena, Entre Ríos province in the north-east. “We cannot directly blame the government and its officials for these threats and intimidation,” it said. “Nevertheless the attitude towards the press of the Kirchner administration has contributed to the creating a poisonous climate in which anyone could be prompted to settle scores with the press with complete impunity.”“It would be useful if President Kirchner himself would make a point of condemning these violations of free expression, as have some parliamentarians, including in his own party”.Elsewhere the unfair distribution among the media of the benefit of public advertising, the absence of press conferences at Casa Rosada and the president’s personal targeting of a journalist reveal the authoritarian and reductive conception of the role of the press, it said.“The Néstor Kirchner government cannot at the same time defend this view and pretend to fight against the continuing sequels of the military dictatorship.”On 28 September, Joaquín Morales Solá, columnist on La Nación, received two anonymous phone calls at his office. The first warned him, “This is just the beginning. Three hours later a second call warned him, “The next one you will feel in your body”. The threats came a day after the president publicly criticised the journalist, whom he accused of publishing an article in 1978 in praise of then dictator Jorge Videla. Jorge Fontevecchia received similar threats on the same day after harshly criticising the Kirchner administration in the daily Perfil and the magazine Noticias. The first message said, “This email is just the beginning. Stop harming the national government. Do you know the story of the father who lost his son? We know everything about you. Unless you change, you will suffer because of your family”. Threats from the address “[email protected]” (“you have got very little time left”), were even more macabre: “What a beautiful house, it would be a pity if was blown up by a bomb.”Fontevecchia had hit back in his articles against diatribes by the president and his entourage against the media. He particularly condemned the withholding or awarding of official advertising as a means of pressure or reprisals against press seen as unruly. The head of state still refuses to give a single press conference at his office, the Casa Rosada. Meanwhile, Carlos Elías Furman of radio 2 de octubre has taken refuge for the past three months in a hotel in Santa Elena, in Entre Ríos province and is forced to wear a bullet proof vest. He exposed mismanagement by the mayor, Domingo Daniel Rossi, a member of the ruling Peronist party who was shortly afterwards sentenced to a suspended three-year prison term with an eight-year ban on public office for “illicit enrichment”. Shortly before an appeal launched by Rossi, on 29 May, Furman was attacked by a man who warned him, “We will kill you if you continue to piss off Rossi”. On 10 June, three bullets were fired at the front of his house, which was luckily empty at the time. The journalist has decided to give up the profession and is currently seeking to emigrate to Israel. News Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites October 5, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists face insults and death threats in toxic climate for the press as third journalist leftholed up in a hotel News News News Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world Receive email alerts On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia ArgentinaAmericas December 4, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Permian Basin, U.S. rig counts continue to rise

first_imgHome Local News Business Permian Basin, U.S. rig counts continue to rise A couch sits on the side of Fortune 500 Avenue after having been illegally dumped on Fortune 500 Avenue near W. 3rd st. in West Odessa. Octopus Energy U.S. to Discount Customers’ Bills by as Much as 90% The rig count in the Permian Basin increased by five in the week ending Friday, the latest count by Baker Hughes shows, with 463 rigs active in the region.Nationally, the oil and gas rig count increased by 13 to a total of 1,045 rigs. A year ago, 885 rigs were active. The count shows that 844 rigs sought oil, an increase of 10 from the previous week, and 199 explored for natural gas, an increase of three from the previous week. The U.S. rig count peaked at 4,530 in 1981. It bottomed out in May of 2016 at 404.The regional benchmark Plains-West Texas Intermediate Posting ended Friday at $67.25 per barrel, up $1 from last Friday’s close. National benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude ended at $70.70 per barrel, up 98 cents from the previous week.ON THE NET: Baker Hughes rig count. Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Snap Inc. to Participate in the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference 2021 Texas Fried ChickenSummer Spaghetti SaladSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay By admin – May 11, 2018 center_img Rattler Midstream: 4Q Earnings Snapshot Local NewsBusiness Permian Basin, U.S. rig counts continue to rise WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Facebook Previous articleOPD seeks assistance after reported Walmart robberyNext articleVial of dangerous chemical still missing admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApplast_img read more

Public meeting in Letterkenny to discuss new Junior Cycle

first_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Previous articleImpact seeks government clarity on future of CoillteNext articleDonegal Clubs take honours at Gaeltacht Finals News Highland Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp By News Highland – June 4, 2013 center_img Facebook The parents of children in fifth class and below are being invited to an information meeting on the new Junior Cycle in Letterkenny tonight.The meeting, being hosted by the Department of Education and the National Parents’ Council, takes place in the Mount Errigal Hotel 7:00pm to 9:00pm tonight.Minister Ruari Quinn says the Junior Cycle is being refornmed to better reflect the skills and knowledge that students need, and tonight’d session will allow parents ask any questions they may have.Aine Lynch of the NPC has been outlining how the changes will be implemented….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/lynch1pm.mp3[/podcast] News Public meeting in Letterkenny to discuss new Junior Cycle Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Google+last_img read more

Calls for investment and concern about expansion mark Global Wind Day

first_img By News Highland – June 15, 2012 Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Newsx Adverts Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Previous articleCounty Council can take legal action against those not paying household chargeNext articleMc Conalogue slams proposal to reduce NowDoc service in Inishowen and Gweedore News Highland Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th center_img Google+ Google+ Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Irish Wind Energy Association says more investment is needed to harness Ireland’s potential in the sector.It believes it would create jobs, attract investment and help Ireland’s economy get back on its feet.The benefits of using wind energy will be highlighted during events to mark Global Wind Day today.Caitriona Diviney, Chief Executive of the Irish Wind Energy Association, says it’s time for the Government to increase its use of renewable energy……….>*However, there is a growing clamour for restrictions on the expansion of windfarms, with the inaugural meeting of a new national umbrella group in Roscommon tomorrow.The Campaign for Responsible Engagement with Wind Energy, is seeking minimum distances between turbines and family homes. Last week, Donegal County Council rejected a proposal to place a one kilometre exclusion zone in the new County Development Plan.Roscommon based Labour Senator John Kelly has proposed legislation in that regard which is currently going through the Seanad. He’ll be addressing tomorrow’s meeting. Calls for investment and concern about expansion mark Global Wind Daylast_img read more

Another Bombay High Court Bench Raises Concerns Over Social Distancing Norms Not Being Followed

first_imgTop StoriesAnother Bombay High Court Bench Raises Concerns Over Social Distancing Norms Not Being Followed Sharmeen Hakim2 March 2021 4:13 AMShare This – xLess than a month after Justice Gautam Patel of the Bombay High Court threatened to go back to virtual hearings if social distancing norms were not adhered to, a division bench headed by Justice SS Shinde has issued a similar warning. On Monday, the division bench assigned to hear criminal matters, raised concerns about over-crowding in the courtroom and directed advocates and…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?LoginLess than a month after Justice Gautam Patel of the Bombay High Court threatened to go back to virtual hearings if social distancing norms were not adhered to, a division bench headed by Justice SS Shinde has issued a similar warning. On Monday, the division bench assigned to hear criminal matters, raised concerns about over-crowding in the courtroom and directed advocates and litigants awaiting their turn to wait outside the courtroom. “Do not crowd in the court, or else, we will discharge the entire board and not hear any case,” Justice Shinde said warning lawyers that it would not take any case for physical hearing if social distancing norms were not followed in line with the Standard Operating Procedure for physical hearings. In a circular issued later in the evening, the bench of Justices SS Shinde and Manish Pitale has directed that only 60 matters be listed for hearing on any given day. These will include fresh and urgent matters. The bench has now also allotted time slots for hearing cases. Until yesterday, the bench would take up over 100 matters in a day, starting from 10 am. The circular issued by the Prothonotary and Sr Master, and Registrar Judicial I, on the directions of the bench, states that advocates and parties-in-person must strictly adhere to social distancing norms and co-operate with peons and security personnel. The HC, at its principal seat in Mumbai, had resumed physical hearings for almost all cases since December 2020. Last week Justice Prithviraj K Chavan of the HC directed the removal of a matter from the board after the advocate removed his mask to argue, to stress that wearing a face mask all the time is compulsoryClick Hear TO Download Notice[Read Notice]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

Supreme Court Issues Notice On Plea Challenging 102nd Constitutional Amendment

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court Issues Notice On Plea Challenging 102nd Constitutional Amendment LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK19 March 2021 1:55 AMShare This – xThe Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court hearing the challenge against Maratha Quota has issued notice in a writ petition challenging 102nd Constitutional Amendment.This writ petition, filed by Shiv Sangram, a political party based in Maharashtra and its leader Vinayakrao T. Mete, is tagged along with Maratha Quota cases.Let formal notice be also issued to the learned…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 Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court hearing the challenge against Maratha Quota has issued notice in a writ petition challenging 102nd Constitutional Amendment.This writ petition, filed by Shiv Sangram, a political party based in Maharashtra and its leader Vinayakrao T. Mete, is tagged along with Maratha Quota cases.Let formal notice be also issued to the learned Attorney General in view of the fact that the validity of the 102nd Constitutional Amendment, the bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan observed in the order.The Constitution (One Hundred and Second Amendment) Act, 2018, introduced Article 338B which provides for a Commission for the socially and educationally backward classes to be known as the National Commission for Backward Classes. Further, as per Article 342A, President may with respect to any State or Union territory, and where it is a State, after consultation with the Governor thereof, by public notification, specify the socially and educationally backward classes which shall for the purposes of this Constitution be deemed to be socially and educationally backward classes in relation to that State or Union territory, as the case may be.In Maratha Quota cases, one of the issues was whether the Constitution (102nd Amendment) Act, 2018 affects the competence of the State Legislature to declare a particular caste to be a socially and educationally backward class. While referring the matter to constitution bench, the three judge bench had observed that there is no authoritative pronouncement on the interpretation of the provisions inserted by the Constitution (102nd Amendment) Act, 2018. “As the interpretation of the provisions inserted by the Constitution (102nd Amendment) Act, 2018 is a substantial question of law as to the interpretation of the Constitution of India, these Appeals are referred to a larger Bench.”, the Court had observed.The, Constitution Bench, however, dismissed the writ petition challenging Chhattisgarh Lok Seva (Anusuchit Jatiyon, Anusuchit Jan Jatoyon, Aur Anya Pichhade Vargon Ke Liye Aarakshan) (Sansodhan) Adhiniyam, 2011.”We are of the view that the present is not a case to be entertained under Article 32 of the Constitution and heard alongwith the cases which are posted before this Bench. We are of the view that ends of justice be served in giving liberty to the petitioners to challenge the statutory provisions before the High Court in an appropriate writ petition.”, the bench said.The bench also de-tagged a writ petition challenging Haryana Backward Classes (Reservation in Services and Admission in Educational Institutions) Act, 2016Click here to Read/Download OrderRead Order  Next Storylast_img read more

Giants name Farhan Zaidi new president of baseball operations

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) — The San Francisco Giants have snatched Farhan Zaidi from the Los Angeles Dodgers and named him their new president of baseball operations, the team announced on Tuesday.“We set out to find one of the best minds in baseball and Farhan’s many accomplishments and expertise exceeded our expectations,” Giants President and CEO Larry Baer said in a statement. “Farhan is widely viewed as one of the top executives in our industry and we are thrilled to have him lead the next chapter of Giants Baseball.”Zaidi, 41, has been with the Dodgers since 2014, serving as their general manager. Under his leadership, the team has clinched four consecutive division titles and has advanced to the National League Championship Series three times and to the World Series twice.In his four years with Los Angeles, the team has posted the second-best winning percentage (.584) in the MLB.“I am delighted to return to the Bay Area and to join one of the most storied franchises in the game,” Zaidi said in a statement. “I have watched the Giants from afar and I have great respect for the organization’s culture and many accomplishments.” “I am excited about this new opportunity and I’m looking forward to getting right to work,” he added.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img November 7, 2018 /Sports News – National Giants name Farhan Zaidi new president of baseball operationslast_img read more