P Z Cussons Nigeria Plc. (PZ.ng) 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgP Z Cussons Nigeria Plc. (PZ.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about P Z Cussons Nigeria Plc. (PZ.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the P Z Cussons Nigeria Plc. (PZ.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: P Z Cussons Nigeria Plc. (PZ.ng)  2014 abridged results.Company ProfilePZ Cussons Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells a range of consumer products and home appliances in Nigeria. Personal care products include Premier Cool Deo antiseptic soaps, Carex hand hygiene products, Cussons baby products, Venus Gold fragrances and a Morning Fresh dish washing product. PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc sells milk products under the Coast, Nunu and Olympic brands, refined palm oil and red palm oil under the Mamador and Devon King’s brans, and YO! Yoghurt drinks. Household appliances sold under the Haier Thermocool brand include computers, televisions, DVD players, home entertainment systems, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, generators, inverters, stabilisers, automatic voltage regulators, fans and air coolers, washing machines, water dispensers, water heaters, gas cookers and microwaves. The company sells its electrical appliances through its own CoolWorld retail stores located in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. It also exports products to Angola, Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, DR Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, and Togo. Established in 1899 and formerly known as Paterson Zochonis Industries Plc, the company changed its name to PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc in 2006. The company is a subsidiary of PZ Cussons Plc. Its head office is in Ikeja, Nigeria. PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Church in Egypt grateful for support in its mission

first_img The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL Anglican Communion, Featured Events Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Tags Youth Minister Lorton, VA By Bellah ZuluPosted Jan 13, 2014 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Church in Egypt grateful for support in its mission An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY 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 Middle East Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET [Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa has expressed its gratitude to the many Christians in Egypt and around the world for their monetary and material support towards helping the “poorest of the poor.”This was contained in a report compiled to account for the first disbursement of the more than US$80,000 raised following a Special Appeal for Egypt to help the poor as well as to help build capacity for young adults in Egypt.“I would like to thank you so much for all your support during last year,” said Bishop Mouneer Anis, who launched the appeal. “With your support, we were able to help many people, especially during the hard times which Egypt is going through.”The last few months have been traumatic for Egyptians after they witnessed much bloodshed and vandalism on their streets. Last year saw the destruction of churches and government buildings.Anglican, Roman Catholic and Coptic churches, as well as Christian schools, were burned down during the attacks in August last year. Despite efforts to restore peace, there is still a lack of security on the streets and the economy continues to decline.The money raised was used mainly for food packages for disadvantaged Egyptian and Sudanese families, school fees and supplies for orphans and vulnerable children as well as for medical assistance.A seven-year old Egyptian boy, Magdy, said he was grateful for the school bag he was given. “Yesterday I had a dream that I had a bag. It is the same bag that I was given at church. I asked my dad for a bag for school and he told me God will send it.”Khawaja Muhammad, a Muslim from Sudan who is now living in Egypt said, “My husband is in Sudan. We have a family of four and I thank God that the Church is interested in helping us.”She added: “I was always so preoccupied on what I would do and how I would provide for my family [thanks to the help received] I had the first joyous morning in a long time.”The Anglican Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa serves all people regardless of religion or race, especially the disadvantaged and marginalized, through educational, medical, and community development ministries. Rector Hopkinsville, KY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Bath, NC Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Job Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Press Release Press Release Servicelast_img read more

Let’s Talk About It – Episode 10: A way to help…

first_img November 28, 2017 at 10:28 am Alexander Smith, the Associate Pastor at the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Apopka, local community activist, and a candidate for Seat #1 on the Apopka City Commission will be a guest tonight on Let’s Talk About It with Rod Love.Alexander SmithSmith is a graduate of Apopka High School and was a teacher in the Orange County Public School system for over 40 years before his retirement. He is also a member of the South Apopka Ministerial Alliance where he serves as Treasurer and a member of the African-American Council of Christian Clergy.Samuel Reddick from the 5-H Women Services is also a guest on the show. Reddick is the co-founder and vice president of 5-H, an Apopka-based education and outreach non-profit that aims to aid displaced women, at-risk teens, and the homeless.*****Let’s Talk About It, now on its 10th episode, is an edgy new radio program that has a distinct “Apopka” tone to it despite airing in Winter Garden.Rod LoveHosts Rod Love and Greg Jackson are well-known figures in Apopka. Love is a local businessman and the co-chair of the Apopka Task Force against Violence. He is a consistent speaker at Apopka City Council meetings. Jackson is a local attorney, columnist for The Apopka Voice, and ran for the Florida Legislature in 2016 for District 45, which includes a part of Apopka. Now airing its third episode tonight, the co-hosts have shown a willingness to take on any issue their callers wish to discuss. Nothing is off the table.The show airs on WOKB 1680AM on Mondays from 7-8 PM. You may also stream it online here.Let’s Talk About It describes itself as a show in search of results-oriented solutions. It tackles important subjects such as crime in urban communities, jobs, business growth, relationship with the police, transitioning from a mom and pop proprietorship to mom and pop incorporation and a whole lot of other action initiatives that affect the quality of life of individuals and families are the major focus. Its goal is to develop an understanding of the everyday needs and issues of people and assist in empowering them with the necessary information or motivation towards addressing such needs, all with the support of professionals or experts who will be the show’s guests.Greg Jackson  Let’s Talk About It has an interactive style of information sharing that is both entertaining and educational.  It acts as a vehicle for civic and faith-based organizations, small businesses and everyday citizens to be able to work together to foster a progressive development of communities’ interactivity with one another.To join the conversation tonight, call Let’s Talk About It at 407-894-1680. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Greg, I listened to you two’s radio show, but I didn’t hear Alexander Smith??? Did I miss something somehow??? I heard Samuel Reddick, the lady that called in, and you and Rod, and the gentlemen that was on the west coast, but I didn’t hear Alexander….yes, I like ambrosia too….lol. I didn’t know what you all were talking about when you talked about an echo dot??? Echo spot??? Huh??? Guess I’m a dummy…… Reply Reply center_img Mama Mia Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter November 27, 2017 at 8:07 pm Mama Mia 2 COMMENTS Well you all did not answer my questions, but anyway I looked up echo dot, and it is definitely an object I can live without. I don’t know about all this tech stuff and devices, but it is not something I would want anyway. TAGSGreg JacksonLet’s Talk About ItRod Love Previous articleSilent no moreNext articleBreaking: Apopka man missing Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

2020: A decade of imagination

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Rabbi Rick Sherwin, a Longwood resident and graduate of UCLA, was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. Rabbi Rick’s passion is filling spiritual services and interfaith educational programs with creativity, relevance, dialogue, and humor. center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply InspirationBy Rabbi Rick Sherwin“People prefer remembering to imagining. Memory deals with familiar things; imagination deals with the unknown. Imagination can be frightening – it requires risking a departure from the familiar.”With these words, Israeli political visionary Shimon Peres reminds us that we have two choices: we can look back and remember what was – for better or for worse – or we can use our imagination to fuel the process of Tikun Olam, transforming the world from the way it is to the way it ought to be. To me, the world in which we live needs a lot of imaginative work… I continue to draw inspiration from Robert F. Kennedy’s famous message: Some people see things that are and ask, “Why?” I [imagine] things that never were and I ask, “Why not?”I know that many join in the prayer that 2020 will usher in a decade of civility and receptiveness, a decade that will see violence diminish and respect for each other increase, a decade that will be driven by dignity more than the dollar, a decade in which the world will respond to the next generation’s plea to take care of the earth’s resources.We need to enter the 2020s as a decade of imagination, asking ourselves, “Why not?” We must carry with us an open mind and the willingness to laugh at ourselves, and the resolve to work together to, in the words of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, “Make it so!” The Anatomy of Fear TAGSInspirationRabbi Rick Sherwin Previous articleMy continuing odyssey to good healthNext articleWho is the hidden Jesus in today’s society? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Aaron Smith emphatic about his pick for greatest No9 in RWC history

first_imgWednesday May 5, 2021 Aaron Smith emphatic about his pick for greatest No9 in RWC history All Blacks scrum-half Aaron Smith has said that his South African counterpart Fourie du Preez was the best No9 to play at a Rugby World Cup. ADVERTISEMENTSmith, who is regarded by many as one of the all time great half-backs, made this claim about the 76-cap former Springbok on Twitter recently.In a career that spanned eleven years between 2004 and 2015 and covered three World Cups, du Preez lifted the Webb Ellis Cup in 2007, as did Smith eight years later.On top of his World Cup win and three Super Rugby titles with the Bulls, the South African is remembered as one of the great tactical minds the game has seen.The two players faced each other twice in Test rugby, with New Zealand coming out on top on both occasions. In fact, Smith was du Preez’s opposing No9 in his final ever game for the Springboks, in the World Cup semi-final in 2015.ADVERTISEMENTSmith is not the only player to hold du Preez in such high regard. Australian great Will Genia also named the Springbok as the greatest scrum-half of all time recently. Those two faced each other on six occasions in international rugby, including the World Cup quarter-final in 2011.Smith is the only one of these three that is still an active Test player as Genia retired from the international game at the end of the 2019 World Cup. The 32-year-old will continue to add to his legacy in the years to come, which will include becoming a centurion this year. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 6 WEEKS AGO Lions legends blast missed “reddest of red… 6 WEEKS AGO Another Lions blow as George North is ruled… 6 WEEKS AGO Jason Robinson excited to make a difference… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Chancellor announces £300m for volunteering

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Read Brown hails advance of Britain’s volunteer army by Patrick Wintour, Brown’s volunteer army targets over 50s by Nicola Hill, and Volunteers plan stirs up unions by Patrick Wintour at GuardianSociety. Howard Lake | 11 January 2001 | News  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Chancellor Gordon Brown will today present the Government’s target of an extra one million volunteers as part of the move towards government decentralisation.Chancellor Gordon Brown will today present the Government’s target of an extra one million volunteers as part of the move towards government decentralisation. He is to announce a £300m package today to support the voluntary sector and promote volunteering, particularly among people over 50.Not all of this money is new: it includes the £70m for the Children’s Fund announced last year. Advertisement Chancellor announces £300m for volunteering About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

Improving Fundraising Technology 11

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Improving Fundraising Technology 11 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 10 November 2008 | Newscenter_img  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Technologylast_img read more

Baltimore poor abandoned by capitalist government

first_imgThe winter storm, driven by extra energy typical of this climate-change era, dropped 1 to 3 feet of snow from Tennessee to Connecticut between Jan. 22 and 24 as it jammed interstate highways, flooded Atlantic beach towns and closed cities along the Eastern Seaboard. Only popular organizations aided the community after massive snowfall.Photo: Baltimore PPAStorm Jonas was no equal-opportunity disaster. The snow landed everywhere, but like 2005 Hurricane Katrina, the impact of this storm hit hardest the workers, the poor and the most oppressed communities. An example of disaster inequality? Look at the mostly African-American and very poor city of Baltimore, the home of the unpunished cop killing of Freddie Gray and last spring’s rebellion.One of the organizations that has been demonstrating regularly against police “impunity,” the People’s Power Assembly, knew that the storm would wreak havoc on the residents of Freddie Gray’s neighborhood. When the snow stopped at 30 inches on Jan. 24, the Baltimore People’s Power Assembly and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference organized People’s Emergency Snow Brigades. The organizers called people to check on the health and safety of public housing residents. Young people went out to clear snow where residents needed help digging out. The PPA and volunteers from the Maryland Art Institute and Johns Hopkins University discovered conditions building toward a frozen version of Hurricane Katrina. They found that residents both on the east side and in the community on the west side where police killed Freddy Gray had no food at home and no way to get out to get it. Many of the children depended on food served in school — and schools were closed on Monday, Jan. 25. Residents who reached the corner store found its shelves already empty. Even the Food Bank was closed. The state and city had enough funds in their budgets to put National Guard humvees and cops on the streets. But the “authorities” were doing exactly what they are meant to do in capitalist USA: protect the property of those who own — that is, the capitalists. There were no deliveries of emergency food, nor were urgent cases transported to hospitals. After late night listening to and helping the residents of Gilmor Homes, the PPA and SCLC reacted Jan. 25 by calling a press conference at the Harriet Tubman Solidarity Center to issue four immediate demands:“We are calling on the mayor and the governor to provide emergency food relief immediately.  “We are demanding that the government reorder priorities and organize door-to-door checks to make sure our elderly, those with health problems and young children are OK.“We demand that the mayor enact an emergency jobs program to hire unemployed youth and members of our community to help with clean up in the community itself, not just downtown.“We need a People’s Emergency Plan: Where do people go for food?  What do workers do about lost wages? “Our members can speak directly to what is happening in the neighborhoods as we were in Gilmor Homes until late last night and have taken calls all day and night from desperate housing project residents.”An hour before the PPA/SCLC demand for food distribution, Baltimore’s Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced at a briefing that although the city schools would remain closed on Jan. 26, recreation centers would distribute meals to youngsters. She touted a mayoral program that hired young workers to clear public sidewalks for seniors and people with disabilities who were unable to do so themselves and said the Baltimore city website had emergency numbers and instructions on how to get help.What the mayor did not announce was a plan to ensure that everyone who needed help received it. Both the New York Times and Baltimore Sun reported that top city officials could not say when the snow would be cleared.Sharon Black, of the PPA, told Workers World, “The storm exposed the failure of capitalist society to look after the needs of the people. The power of the state was used not to protect and serve the people, but to protect the property of the capitalists.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Hamas frees journalist after holding him for 20 days

first_img WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Help by sharing this information News News to go further May 28, 2021 Find out more RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes Follow the news on Palestine PalestineMiddle East – North Africa News PalestineMiddle East – North Africa center_img RSF_en Organisation June 3, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts February 4, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Hamas frees journalist after holding him for 20 days News Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists Reporters Without Borders is relieved by today’s announcement that Munir Abu Rizq, the Gaza bureau chief of Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, a daily that supports the Palestinian Authority, has been freed. He was arrested on 15 January by members of the Executive Force, the armed wing of Hamas. His release comes just days after that of Omar Al-Ghul, one of the newspaper’s columnists, who was arrested in Gaza in December.“We hope these encouraging gestures by Hamas mark the end of the Islamist party’s hounding of journalists suspected of supporting Fatah, President Mahmoud Abbas’s party,” Reporters Without Borders said.————————————————————1.02.2008Newspaper columnist freed after being held by Hamas for 49 daysReporters Without Borders welcomes the release today of Omar Al-Ghul, a columnist with the pro-Fatah newspaper Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, who had been held by the Islamist party Hamas for 49 days. Another of the newspaper’s journalists, Gaza bureau chief Munir Abu Rizq, is still being held by Hamas.“The situation of press freedom in the Gaza Strip has become one of the worst in the region,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We appeal to Hamas’ leaders to put an end to their harassment of journalists who support the Palestinian Authority. Ghul’s release is good news even if it comes after more than two months in captivity. We hope Rizq will now benefit from another Hamas goodwill gesture.”Ghul, 52, was released from Gaza’s Saraya prison. As well as a columnist, he is also an adviser to Prime Minister Salam Fayyad. He was arrested at his home on 14 December by members of the Executive Force, Hamas’ armed wing.“I am happy to be free,” he told Reporters Without Borders. “Freedom is wonderful thing, especially after 50 days of unwarranted detention.”Rizq was arrested on 15 January in Gaza. May 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Lawyers Unions Call for Superior Courts to Close, Rights Groups Demand Public Access

first_imgHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs He’s Ready To Spend The Rest Of His Life With YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Government Lawyers Unions Call for Superior Courts to Close, Rights Groups Demand Public Access Published on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 4:25 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Claiming unsafe conditions related to the spread of the coronavirus, unions representing Los Angeles County public defenders, district attorneys and city attorneys called Wednesday for the immediate closure of the Los Angeles Superior Courts.“The Superior Court has failed to adapt its operation and accommodate telephonic appearances and video conferencing during this time of crisis,” the unions said in a joint statement. “Conditions in these courthouses are not safe and put our members, their families and the public at risk.”Separately, the First Amendment Coalition, joined by other advocates, argued for the public’s right to access court proceedings, sending a letter to California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye.“Courts across California are halting proceedings, restricting access to buildings and holding some hearings telephonically, raising concerns that members of the public and the press, who are exempt from the state’s stay- at-home order, will face insurmountable barriers to access,” according to the letter by FAC and joined by several organizations, including the California News Publishers Association and multiple California chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Civil Liberties Union.On Monday, Cantil-Sakauye suspended all jury trials in California’s superior courts for 60 days and allowed courts to immediately adopt new rules to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.On the same day, Los Angeles County Superior Court Presiding Judge Kevin C. Brazile signed an order restricting access to all Los Angeles County courthouses to judges, commissioners, court staff and authorized people until further notice, while also mandating social distancing of at least six feet.The unions claim that mandate is not being enforced and members of the public are being allowed into courthouses.Without accommodation for hearings by video conference or phone, close contact of less than six feet is required for attorneys, inmates and court personnel to do their jobs, according to the unions.“The current courtroom conditions force public defenders to have close contact with people in custody who cannot social distance or take appropriate precautions. Our continued contact increases the risk of infection to other employees and to our families,” said Nikhil Ramnaney, president of Local 148, which represents public defenders. “We need LASC to work with us to resolve how we can discharge our Constitutional duties and ensure public safety.”The unions also raised concerns about inmate exposure to the coronavirus.“Furthermore, it is becoming clear that custody officials cannot maintain six feet social distancing between inmates during transportation and placement in holding areas awaiting court hearings,” according to the unions. “They also cannot ensure inmates can take the appropriate hygiene precautions to reduce the spread of the virus during transport and holding.”During a midday briefing by county officials, Dr. Christina Ghaly, the director of medical care in the jails, said no inmate had yet tested positive for the coronavirus. However, the number of inmates warranting tests or quarantined within the jail while awaiting results for themselves or others was not disclosed.Calls to the Los Angeles Superior Court were not answered, however, the unions said LASC had offered a solution of consolidating matters into fewer courtrooms, which prosecutors and public defenders said would only force more defendants into closer contact.Instead, hearings should be handled remotely through video and teleconferencing, the unions said, calling for a temporary halt to all operations while a resolution is worked out.The letter from the First Amendment Coalition urged the chief justice to take three steps to ensure public access to hearings:— conducting telephonic hearings on conference lines that allow for some public access;— keeping hearings in courtrooms or via video open to the public and press; and— maintaining public access to court records, even if clerks’ offices are closed to non-staffers.“Reporters, who serve as the eyes and ears of the public, should not be blocked from access to courtrooms to observe proceedings, even as courts take reasonable measures to restrict access for health reasons,” the letter stated. 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Musgrave can breathe new life – retailers

first_imgPrint Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Linkedin Advertisementcenter_img Increased footfall vital to success of Castletroy Shopping CentreRETAILERS at the Castletroy Shopping Centre have expressed confidence that Musgrave take-over of Superquinn will breathe new life into the complex and increase footfall- but lashed Limerick County Council for hindering progress by “demanding unbearable rates”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The centre has struggled since it first opened but there is now a ring of confidence that the new owners, with support from the local authority, will provide an extra dimension.One long-time tenant  said: “Our landlord  and  suppliers have been flexible and have made packages to suit us. The only ones not helping are the County Council-they won’t budge on rates”.Another explained: “There are approximately 25 units on the ground floor  and more than half are empty. Only two businesses operate from the first floor”.Responding to the criticism, Councillor Mary Jackman exclaimed, “Hopefully, something can be done to retain the businesses”.She added: “I can’t personally dictate what the rates are but I’m conscious there are very few traders there and a lot of empty units. It’s something I’ll bring up with council”.Newest retailer, Leonard Adams, who runs ‘Shoe Be Do’, was more positive.He explained: “It would be far worse if we had to pay city business rates, which are a lot more. Hopefully, the Musgrave take-over will be positive for us. We’re only here a week, and we’ll give it a shot”.The majority of retailers  were “delighted” with the Musgrave take-over and the confirmation that all 118 Superquinn jobs were secured.“When I heard it first I thought it was all over for us but, now with Musgrave taking over, things should be more positive,” Jim Leahy, co-owner, Dargan Health Foods said.Kevin Fitzgerald, who runs the Underwater World Aquatic & Reptile Superstore,  said the Superquinn announcement, was “disappointing,” but that it “might be a good thing because this place needs to be steered in a new direction”.Majella O’Brien, manager, Plush Beauty Salon, said: “Everybody seems to be happy enough with Musgraves coming. Hopefully, it’ll be a good thing and get more people coming here”.Rita Molyneaux, manager, Marbles Hairdressers, in the shopping centre for a decade, stated: “It’s fantastic news. Hopefully, things will become more competitive and there will be a spin-off for the traders”.Tom Heffernan, who runs the Art Gallery, commented: “It’s not a good thing to see a company like Superquinn enter receivership but it is good to see someone else come and save jobs”. NewsLocal NewsMusgrave can breathe new life – retailersBy admin – July 21, 2011 649 Previous articleAnalog to add 100 jobs to Raheen facilityNext articleCharged in connection with incident at Castleconnell admin Emaillast_img read more

Update:INMO says Health Minister’s reception depends on what he has to say

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – May 10, 2013 Update:INMO says Health Minister’s reception depends on what he has to say Facebook Previous articleNorthwest MEP says more support needed for emigrantsNext articleMcGuinness hits out at GAA President over ‘Bitegate’ comments News Highland Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+center_img Pinterest Twitter Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Twitter 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Today is the final day of the INMO’s Annual Delegate Conference in Letterkenny, with Health Minister Dr James Reilly due to address the conference today.He’s likely to get a lukewarm reception at best, with concerns of the effects of cuts on patient safety high on the organisation’s agenda.The INMO’s North West INdustrial Relations Officer is Maura HickeyShe told Barry Whyte that the Minister’s reception will depend greatly on what he has to say:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/hickey.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

[Palathayi Rape Case] Court Orders Further Investigation Into the Alleged Rape of a 10 Year Old Child by Local BJP Leader [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates[Palathayi Rape Case] Court Orders Further Investigation Into the Alleged Rape of a 10 Year Old Child by Local BJP Leader [Read Order] Monisha Purwar24 July 2020 12:42 AMShare This – xRecently, in an infamous rape case which shook the political sphere of Kerala, the Court ordered the Crime Branch-Crime Investigation Team (CB-CID) to further investigate the charges against the accused Kuniyil Padmarajan after a petition was filed by the mother of the victim and public prosecutor PP Saseendran under Section 173(8) of Cr.P.C. claiming that the investigation by CB-CID 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?LoginRecently, in an infamous rape case which shook the political sphere of Kerala, the Court ordered the Crime Branch-Crime Investigation Team (CB-CID) to further investigate the charges against the accused Kuniyil Padmarajan after a petition was filed by the mother of the victim and public prosecutor PP Saseendran under Section 173(8) of Cr.P.C. claiming that the investigation by CB-CID and the final report filed by it under Section 173(2) were ridden with several latches. The accused, a school teacher and a local leader of BJP, is alleged to have sexually abused one of his students studying in fourth standard of a school at Palathayiyi, multiple times in the months of January and February, 2020. He is also alleged to have threatened to kill her for revealing the incident to anyone. The incident came into light in March when it was reported to the ChildLine authorities and subsequently a complaint was lodged with the police on March 18, 2020. The police had recorded the statement of the 10 year old victim girl in presence of her mother which had alleged sexual assault including rape by the accused. A subsequent medical examination of the victim also confirmed that she was sexually abused. The girl reportedly also gave a statement regarding the offence to a magistrate. The case has seen tremendous public outrage ever since it came into light as the police failed to arrest the accused until four weeks after the FIR was registered, stating that the accused had absconded. Various organisations and political parties protested the delay in arrest of the accused and “attempts to save the political Leader” by the State. Pursuant to arrest of the accused on April 15, 2020, the State handed the matter to the CB-CID from the local police on 28 April, 2020.Recently, the accused was granted bail by the Court on 17 July, 2020 after the charge sheet filed by CB-CID dropped all charges of sexual abuse under the Indian Penal Code and POCSO against the accused stating that it needed more time to investigate these charges in light of the COVID pandemic. The Final Report booked the accused for offenses punishable under Section 323, 324 of Indian Penal Code, 1860 (causing voluntary hurt) and Section 75 and 82 of Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 (pertaining to cruelty to a child and subjecting a child to corporal punishment respectively). The public prosecutor’s in it’s petition under Section 173(8) of Cr.P.C. has cited several latches in the investigation by CB-CID and asked the Court to order further investigation into the matter. It claimed that the failure of the investigating Officer of CB-CID (IO) to submit the medical examination report of the victim while dropping the charges of sexual abuse against the accused in his Final Report was a certain lacuna in the investigation. It also found the reasoning of the IO that it needed time to verify the “contradictory statements” of the victim and hence had dropped the charges under the POSCO against the accused to be problematic because that CB-CID had not recorded any statement of the victim by itself after the case was handed over to it from the local police on 28 April 2020. It also pointed that”Section 26(4) of the POCSO Act warrants recordings of the statement of child by electronic means of audio or video. It was highly necessary especially when there was hue and cry from the side of victim against the investigation carried out by the Local Police.”Moreover, it stated that the Final Report of the IO had wrongly merged separate offences of assault of different students into a single charge-sheet and cited all of them as witnesses when each of these FIRs of the student victims ought to have been transferred to the local police. On hearing the Public Prosecutor’s petition, the Court ordered further investigation into the matter stating that”it is specifically stated in the chargesheet itself that they are conducting further investigation with regard to the offences alleged under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act… thus it has to be taken that further investigation is going on.”It also recorded that “the accused as well as counsel for the victim’s mother submitted that they are also in favour of further investigation in this case as ultimately all of them want the truth to be brought out.”Further, the Court also granted both the parties copies of case documents to enable them to file appeal, except giving the statement of the victim recorded under Section 164 Cr.P.C. by the Magistrate stating that “since further investigation is going on, the Section 164 statements cannot be given at present.”It also asked the Investigating Agency to not share its findings with media in order to avoid a media-trial. It stated that”I am sure the investigating officer and the team is well aware regarding the catena of diseases by the High Court and the Supreme Court regarding giving interviews or providing material in social media regarding a case that is under investigation. I am sure no order is necessary and they will keep this fact in mind during the investigation.”Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition]Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

‘We Have To Respect Humanity’ : Bombay High Court Asks If ED Summons To Anand Grover Can Be Deferred In Case Against Lawyers Collective

first_imgTop Stories’We Have To Respect Humanity’ : Bombay High Court Asks If ED Summons To Anand Grover Can Be Deferred In Case Against Lawyers Collective Nitish Kashyap24 Nov 2020 1:01 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday directed the Assistant Solicitor General appearing on behalf of the Enforcement Directorate to take instructions on whether the summons issued to Senior Advocate Anand Grover to appear before them on November 26 can be deferred.A division bench of Justice SS Shinde and Justice MS Karnik was hearing the writ petitions filed by ‘Lawyers Collective’ 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?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday directed the Assistant Solicitor General appearing on behalf of the Enforcement Directorate to take instructions on whether the summons issued to Senior Advocate Anand Grover to appear before them on November 26 can be deferred.A division bench of Justice SS Shinde and Justice MS Karnik was hearing the writ petitions filed by ‘Lawyers Collective’ and its founder-trustee Anand Grover challenging the summons issued to them by ED in the Prevention of Money Laundering Case against the NGO which is known for its work in the field of human rights.Senior Advocates Amit Desai, Aspi Chinoy and Siddharth Luthra appeared on behalf of the Lawyers Collective and Anand Grover.Senior Advocate Amit Desai began by stating that summons have been issued by ED to Anand Grover to appear on November 26 and sought the summons to be deferred for now.Appearing on behalf of ED, Asst Solicitor General Anil Singh argued that since the summons are slated for November 26, the matter can be taken up tomorrow and there is no need to defer the summons.Noting that Anand Grover recovered from COVID-19 recently, Justice Shinde observed-“Mr.Singh ultimately we have to respect the humanity involved and we have to respect their age also. We have respect for your proceedings as well. So take instructions whether the summons can be deferred.”The matter was adjourned and will be taken up for hearing tomorrow at 4 pm.ED issued fresh summons to the petitioners on November 6 and the present petition was filed thereafter. The petition states-“The current PMLA proceedings initiated by the Enforcement Directorate in relation to the Lawyers Collective, and the ECIR (impugned ECIR) is based entirely on the predicate FIR, and there is no new material with the respondents whatsoever.”The ED case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act came after the CBI registered an FIR against Lawyers Collective last year for alleged violations of the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act.The CBI FIR was registered after the Supreme Court issued notice in a PIL filed by an NGO named ‘Lawyers Voice’ demanding probe against Lawyers Collective. Soon after the CJI-led bench issued notice in the PIL, Jaising issued a statement suggesting that she was being targeted for demanding due enquiry process in the sexual harassment allegations against the CJI Ranjan Gogoi.Last year, the Bombay High Court stayed the coercive steps in the CBI FIR against “Lawyer Collective” after observing that there was no new material against them.The High Court noted that CBI had relied upon the same inspection report of 2016 on the basis of which NGO’s FCRA registration was cancelled. Since the appeal is still pending, Court said-“Prima facie we are of the opinion that if any violation of FCRA is attributed to petitioner No.1, an action is already initiated and there is no new material which are brought on record by the present FIR which is solely and entirely based on the inspection of Report of 2016. In the absence of any fresh material being available for registration of the FIR, we deem it expedient to direct the respondents to file a detailed reply placing on record the material justifying the invocation of the provisions of the FCRA 2010.”Following the registration of FIR, the CBI had carried out raids in the offices and residences of Grover and Jaising. The CBI action was widely condemned by several advocates associations, including the Supreme Court Bar Association and Delhi HC Bar Association as an ‘assault on the independence of lawyers’.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

Jim Medley honored as parade grand marshal

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… But, all that Medley does, he does with humility.“Ohhhh …. I water the flowers in the sidewalk planters,” is the way that Medley describes his community service, every bit the unassuming community servant.“I’m honored to be the Grand Marshall of the Independence Day Parade,” he said. “It’s nice to know that people appreciate your efforts but there are many others as deserving or more so than I am. I’ve just tired to be involved and do what I could over the years.”It was that desire to have a positive impact on the community in which he lived that brought Medley back to small town Southeast Alabama.After spending time with Uncle Sam, he traveled several years with the Department of Agriculture. During those travels he met his future wife, Linda, in a faraway place called Caribou, Maine. Her dad was a potato inspector and he invited Medley to dinner one night and introduced him to his daughter.“For a while it seemed like my career would be in large city markets and I didn’t want to do that” Medley said.“This may sound corny but I felt like I had more to offer in a smaller place where I could be a part of the community. So we came back home to Southeast Alabama. And, I’ve had no regrets. Sometimes I’ve wondered what would have happened if … but, no. No regrets.“We’ve had a wonderful life here in Brundidge. It’s been great. Linda and I have a wonderful family and now I’m working two days a week at First National Bank and we have time to travel. Life’s worked out really good for us. We’re a part of a wonderful community and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Jim Medley, a native of New Brockton who has Brundidge at heart, will be honored by the Brundidge Business Association as the grand marshal of the 2009 Independence Day Parade on Saturday.Delatha Mobley, BBA member, said Medley is a perfect choice for the annual honor for many more reasons than she could name.“This honor is long overdue for Jim,” Mobley said. “He has been an invaluable part of our community for many years. He has been involved in just about everything of real importance that we have done as a business organization and as a community. He is a committed community servant and well deserving of the honor.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Published 9:03 pm Tuesday, June 23, 2009 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content Skip Medley’s community service record is as long as the distance been Brundidge and the place of his birth.His interest in the business community is evident in his willingness to serve in leadership roles in the Brundidge Chamber of Commerce and then the county chamber when it was organized and again with the Brundidge Business Association.Medley was a member of the Brundidge Rescue Squad for 20 years and is a longtime member of the Brundidge Rotary Club. You Might Like County seeking raise for coroner It’s not something that will move quickly, but the Pike County Commission has begun working to compensate its county coroner,… read more Jim Medley honored as parade grand marshal His commitment to community extended to its youth. Medley’s three children attended the county schools in Brundidge and was a member of the PTO organizations and served as president of the elementary school PTO for several terms.He was the assistant scoutmaster of the Brundidge Boy Scout troop when Reynolds Wallace was scoutmaster and then scoutmaster for four years. Medley is a member of the Order of the Arrow and was honored with the Silver Beaver Award, a distinguished service award given to adult leaders.His commitment has been just as strong to his faith and his church. He is a deacon at Salem Baptist Church and also teaches the older men’s Sunday school class.Medley takes great pride in his country which he served in Army’s security agency from 1957-60. Latest Stories By The Penny Hoarder Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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New details emerge in Thousand Oaks mass shooting, including gunman’s possession of 7 high-capacity magazines

first_imgIrfan Khan / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — The suspected Thousand Oaks gunman was carrying seven high-capacity, 30-round magazines when he stormed the Borderline Bar & Grill earlier this month, authorities said. The magazines are illegal to buy or possess in California but easy to attain in neighboring states.Twelve people, including a sergeant with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, were shot dead at the bar on Nov. 7, allegedly by 28-year-old Ian David Long.Long burst into the bar at about 11:18 p.m. and immediately started shooting, armed only with a Glock .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol he legally bought in 2016 at a Southern California gun shop, Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub said at a news conference Tuesday.Long also had a folding knife, the sheriff said, but no other guns were found in the suspect’s home or car. Long fired over 50 rounds during the massacre, hitting 13 people, Ayub said.He also threw multiple smoke grenades, Ayub said, contributing to the chaos as bar-goers tried to hide or flee, some jumping through windows to escape the carnage. Long positioned himself for the arrival of law enforcement, according to the sheriff. He took his own life with a single bullet to the head, authorities said. Sgt. Ron Helus, a 29-year veteran of the sheriff’s office, was wearing body armor when he was shot multiple times and died, authorities said. Five of the seven magazines were found fully loaded after the suicide, the sheriff said. All of the victims died quickly from one or more gunshot wounds, said Ventura County Medical examiner Dr. Christopher Young. Many gunshots were fired from close proximity, Young said, and there was no chance for survival. One person was stabbed in addition to suffering multiple gunshot wounds, he said.There is no information to suggest any bar-goers were hit by law enforcement gunfire, Young added. Meanwhile, the suspect’s motive is unclear.Long posted to Instagram while inside the Borderline Bar and his social media activity is being analyzed, authorities said.Long had frequented the bar before but the owner did not know him, authorities added.There’s no indication of radicalization, said Paul Delacourt, assistant director in charge of the Los Angeles FBI office.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more