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Citigroup paid on both sides of EMI deal

first_img KCS-content Tuesday 7 September 2010 11:30 pm Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof whatsapp Show Comments ▼ CITIGROUP investment bankers boasted of getting paid on both sides of a deal after the private equity group Terra Firma made a £4.2bn bid for the music group EMI, according to court documents listed in New York yesterday.According to a filing from Guy Hands’ Terra Firma, which alleges that it was advised by Citi to pay more than it needed to win ownership of EMI, one of Citi’s bankers said: “Please make sure that….David Wormsley and me get revenue credit for Terra Firma buyside financing as well as EMI sellside M&A.”Banker Matthew Smith, went on to write in response to congratulatory messages from colleagues: “We got paid on both sides of the deal!”Terra Firma is suing Citigroup for allegedly giving it bad advice during its bid for EMI which has since turned out disastrously.A Citigroup statement said last night: “The evidence in this case is overwhelming that Citi has done nothing wrong, and we firmly believe that Citi will prevail” in this case.”In its filing to the courts, Citigroup said EMI authorised the bank to provide financing to potential bidders including Terra Firma. Citigroup is trying to have the action struck out. whatsappcenter_img Citigroup paid on both sides of EMI deal by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Tanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TWIGA.tz) 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgTanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TWIGA.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Tanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TWIGA.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TWIGA.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TWIGA.tz)  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileTanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TPCC) is a leading cement producer in Tanzania. The company produces cement for the local market and for export to countries in Central and East Africa. The company owns, operates and manages cement factories, grinding plants and terminals as well as cement retail and distribution outlets. TPCC markets its cement products under the following brands; Twiga Extra, Twiga Jenja, Twiga Plus and Twiga Ordinary. TPCC was founded in 1959 by Cementia Holdings AG of Switzerland; nationalised in 1973 and privatised in 1998. It is a subsidiary of Scancem International DA, which has been consolidated into Heidelberg Cement Group of the Federal Republic of Germany and is now known as Heidelberg Cement Africa (HC Africa). Heidelberg Cement Africa operates in seven sub-Saharan countries and has its headquarters in Oslo, Norway. Tanzania Portland Cement Company Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Could this silver giant be a millionaire-maker stock?

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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Anna Sokolidou | Monday, 13th July, 2020 | More on: HOC Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Hochschild Mining (LSE:HOC), a silver giant, has benefited greatly from the shiny metal’s appreciation. But is this stock still a millionaire-maker?Just like my colleague Royston Wild, I still see plenty of opportunities for silver to appreciate. Let me explain why. The coronavirus crisis isn’t over yet. In fact, we see rising numbers of Covid-19 cases in the world with the US being the epicentre of the disease. In my opinion, this could lead to another lockdown, which would be a catastrophe for the global economy. But the stock market seems to be ignoring this. Even if the second lockdown doesn’t happen, central banks will keep pumping plenty of money into the financial system for a while. This is a highly bullish factor for gold.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…But how about silver? Well, it’s often referred to as the ‘small brother of gold’. The two metals seem to move in the same direction. However, the investment market for silver is much smaller than that for gold. So, silver prices tend to be more volatile. This could allow investors to earn a much higher profit from the grey metal’s appreciation.       Investing in Hochschild MiningThat being said, I see significant advantages in buying shares over physical metals. To start with, if you buy physical commodities, you’d end up paying substantial storage fees. Additionally, physical metals don’t pay you any dividends or interest. This isn’t true of shares, of course.I’d take a closer look at Hochschild Mining (LSE:HOC). It is a company operating in South America. Most of its revenue comes from mining and selling silver but it also extracts and sells some gold. As I’ve mentioned before, the current situation is highly bullish for the grey metal. Additionally, it looks undervalued compared to gold since silver has been underperforming its big brother for some time.   In April, Hochschild management pulled the company’s guidance and withdrew its proposal to pay a final dividend for 2019. It all sounds like bad news for the company’s shareholders. But the reason was the fact that silver cost about $12 per ounce at the time. There wasn’t enough market liquidity to go around. So, investors sold even safe-haven assets. Now silver prices are trading for almost $19 per ounce. And they have further to rise, I think. So, the company will most probably report much higher earnings this year and pay an even more attractive dividend. The company’s fundamentalsIf we compare years 2018 and 2019, we can clearly see that Hochschild’s earnings per share (EPS) have doubled. In 2018 the EPS after exceptional items totaled 3c but in 2019 they rose to 6c. This brings us the price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of about 42. This isn’t good at all because it makes the company look overvalued. However, as I’ve mentioned before, the company has great earnings potential. I also had a look at the company’s 2019 balance sheet and compared it to the one in 2018. Hochschild’s equity (assets less liabilities) increased and so did its cash holdings, which means that the company’s financial position generally improved. Finally, the company is a classic family business. Its chair, Edouardo Hochschild, owns more than 50% of the company’s shares. So, it’s in the chair’s best interests to run the company for the benefit of its shareholders. To sum up, I consider Hochschild Mining’s stock to be a millionaire-maker.last_img read more

Estudiantes universitarios ‘guardan la fe’

first_img Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Rector Tampa, FL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Por Elizabeth PaulsenPosted Dec 8, 2011 Miembros del Centro de Estudiantes Episcopales de la Universidad de Texas en Austin durante un viaje de misión en Nueva Orleáns, Luisiana. Foto de Jewelz Jacobs[Episcopal News Service] La universidad puede ser un ambiente desalentador para los estudiantes que quieren mantenerse espiritualmente conectados mientras aprenden a navegar por un mundo distante de sus hogares y sus padres.Pero con un poco de iniciativa y de indagación, pueden encontrar oportunidades de profundizar su relación con Dios, gracias a un ministerio universitario que los ayuda a adquirir las herramientas para encarar los retos que, en su condición de estudiantes, les salen al encuentro.Esa es una de las misiones del Rdo. Richard Sloan, capellán episcopal que trabaja con estudiantes de la Universidad de Columbia y de Barnard College en Nueva York.“Del mismo modo que las fraternidades y las hermandades femeninas levantan una comunidad en torno a ciertas actividades sociales, el ministerio universitario construye una comunidad de fe al lograr que algunos estudiantes se reúnan en pequeños grupos para conectarse y crear relaciones”, dijo Sloan.La Iglesia Episcopal tiene alrededor de 325 ministerios universitarios a través del país, entre ellos un grupo de aproximadamente una docena de estudiantes que se reúne semanalmente con Sloan para un oficio en la capilla el domingo por la noche y para un almuerzo y un oficio de oración los jueves.Buscar desde el principio esas oportunidades de fraternizar puede ayudar a los estudiantes a través de todos sus años universitarios, dijo Peter Thompson, estudiante del norte de Virginia que cursa el último año de una licenciatura en Columbia, quien es miembro del club y se propone ser sacerdote episcopal.“Aproveche los recursos”, dijo Thompson. “Sepa lo que se le ofrece. Uno se llena de ocupaciones, y le resulta difícil asistir, pero si cuenta con una comunidad, es más fácil”.Encontrar una comunidad de fe fue algo importante para Betsy Wade, proveniente de Seattle y estudiante de primer año de Barnard College. Aunque ella no decidió asistir a Barnard atraída por el grupo de estudiantes episcopales organizado allí, se enteró de la existencia del club por la Internet antes de llegar a Nueva York y se propuso incorporarse al mismo.“La mayoría de las escuelas tiene un capellán en el campus, y éstos constituyen grandes recursos para los estudiantes”, dijo.El Rdo. Glenn Libby ha creado un ministerio que le brinda experiencias tanto a grupos como a individuos en la Universidad del Sur de California, en Los Ángeles.Mientras cursan la licenciatura [college], a los estudiantes “se les permite explorar y laborar por [la obtención] de algo auténtico. Se trata de tener el valor para adueñarse de su fe y ser lo suficientemente audaces para declararlo”, dijo Libby, quien también supervisa todos los ministerios universitarios en la VIII Provincia de la Iglesia Episcopal.Aunque muchos ministerios universitarios se concentran en reuniones de grupos, tales como los oficios de culto, Libby ha encontrado que la “orientación espiritual individual” tiene repercusiones en muchos estudiantes de la USC y de la UCLA.La manera de funcionar de un ministerio universitario varía mucho de un campus a otro, y es importante que la Iglesia Episcopal se mantenga al tanto de los cambios culturales y de las cambiantes tecnologías, apuntó Lobby.El trabajo ecuménico es vital también en un ministerio universitario, dijo la Rda. Ginger Grab, sacerdote episcopal y miembro de la capellanía interreligiosa de Bard College en el Valle del Hudson de Nueva York, la cual promueve la exploración de varias religiones, el islam, el budismo y el judaísmo entre ellas.“Estamos proporcionando una amplia gama de exploración espiritual, que puede ser una gran parte de la experiencia universitaria”, dijo Grab.Los padres tienen que entender que está bien que su hijo les cuestione la fe, eso es parte de un proceso de aprendizaje, agregó ella. “Yo no puedo garantizarles que su hijo seguirá conectado con la fe de ellos en la universidad. Los padres deben ser tolerantes, comprensivos y solidarios mientras su hijo se dedica a explorar”, agregó.El Instituto de Investigación de Educación Superior en la UCLA llevó a cabo un estudio en 2008 para evaluar la espiritualidad de los estudiantes de licenciatura. El estudio reveló que, si bien la práctica religiosa decrece durante la licenciatura, también aumenta la creencia en lo “espiritual”.Según el informe, que está basado en datos recogidos de más de 14.500 estudiantes en 136 universidades de toda la nación, el 44 por ciento de los alumnos de primer año encuestados dijo que asistía con frecuencia a un culto religioso. Ese porcentaje descendió aproximadamente en un 25 por ciento una vez que habían llegado al tercer año de la licenciatura.No obstante, para el tercer año, más del 50 por ciento de los estudiantes dijo que “integrar la espiritualidad en mi vida” era “muy importante” o “esencial”. Eso es casi el 8 por ciento más de esos estudiante en su primer año.David Fierroz fue bautizado en la Iglesia Católica Romana, pero cuando creció no asistía a los oficios. Y cuando llegó hace unos años a la Universidad de Columbia procedente del sur de California sus relaciones con Dios no le preocupaban mucho.No fue sino hasta su último año de licenciatura cuando empezó a reconectarse espiritualmente, luego de que un amigo lo invitara a asistir al oficio episcopal de los domingos en la capilla. Sloan lo casó con Crystal Oliva, y todavía, después de que ambos se graduaran, asisten a los oficios dominicales. “Hemos hecho amigos y hemos encontrado una comunidad aquí”, dijo él.—Elizabeth Paulsen es una escritora independiente radicada en Brooklyn y miembro de la iglesia de Cristo [Christ Church] en Bay Ridge. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. 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New prison sentence confirmed for recently-freed journalist

first_img Newly freed journalist Abdallah Zouari (see picture) was sentenced on 4 September to eight months in prison for refusing to comply with an order banishing him to the south of the country, which he considered “arbitrary”. A former contributor to the banned weekly Al Fajr, he had just completed an 11-year jail sentence. Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa News RSF_en Organisation Reporters Without Borders denounced today as “scandalous” the confirmation of a new prison sentence for a Tunisian journalist recently freed after 11 years in jail. Abdallah Zouari, of the banned Islamic fundamentalist weekly Al-Fajr, was sentenced on 23 August to eight months imprisonment for “failing to obey an administrative decision” exiling him to the town of Zarzis, in Mednin province. His appeal against the sentence was confirmed on 4 September. His friends and family had been barred from the trial and his lawyers withdrew from the case citing “absence of conditions for a fair trial and guarantees of independence.””This scandalous sentence, in complete violation of all the rules for a fair and balanced trial, is an example of how the justice system works in Tunisia,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard.”We are still waiting for proof of accusations against him in 1992 of ‘making, possessing and carrying ammunition, weapons and explosives.’ This man is a journalist, not a terrorist. The drive against terrorism since the 11 September attacks is once again being used as a excuse to clamp down on regime opponents, especially if they are Islamic fundamentalists. News to go further Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists Help by sharing this information Newscenter_img September 5, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New prison sentence confirmed for recently-freed journalist Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” News “To give a new jail sentence to someone whose life has already been destroyed by 11 years in prison is quite inhumane and we demand that he be freed immediately and unconditionally,” said Ménard.Zouari, who was freed on 6 June this year, had first been arrested on 12 April 1991 and the following year sentenced to 11 years in jail on the arms charges and for “belonging to an illegal organisation.” He was also ordered to present himself regularly to the nearest police station for five years after his release. On 15 July last, the interior ministry told Zouari, who lives in Tunis, that he was being exiled to Zarzis. He refused to comply with what he called an arbitrary decision and lodged an appeal, which has not yet been heard.On 19 August, police arrested him in Tunis and took to Harboub prison, in Zarzis. On 23 August, a local court gave him the eight-month sentence for disobedience. The judge refused to grant an adjournment requested by his lawyers, who said the exile to Zarzis, where only part of his family lived, was unjustified.Hamadi Jebali, managing editor of Al Fajr, which is the unofficial organ of the Ennahda fundamentalist movement, has been in prison since 1991. He was sentenced in 1992 by the Tunis military court to 16 years in prison for “aggressively intending to change the nature of the state” and belonging to an illegal organisation. The previous year, he had been given a one-year sentence for publishing an article criticising the system of military courts. November 11, 2020 Find out more TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Tunisia December 26, 2019 Find out more Receive email alerts November 12, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

British Irish Parliamentary Assembly meeting to discuss making trade easier

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By News Highland – October 24, 2011 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Twitter British Irish Parliamentary Assembly meeting to discuss making trade easier WhatsApp Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal center_img Previous articlePresidential election votes being cast on Donegal’s islandsNext articleGardai renew information appeal folllowing weekend ATM thefts News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter The banking crisis and the economy will top the agenda at the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly meeting in England over the next two days.In a joint statement, co-chairs – Lord Cope and Donegal North East TD Joe McHugh – said issues of justice and human rights will also be discussed at the meeting which takes place at the Grand Hotel in Brighton.Deputy Mc Hugh says a major priority must be to make it as easy as possible for Irish firms to trade in the UK…….. Pinterest WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Effectively Implement Rule Regarding Installation Of Tracking System, Emergency Buttons In Public Vehicles: Kerala High Court Directs Govt.

first_imgNews UpdatesEffectively Implement Rule Regarding Installation Of Tracking System, Emergency Buttons In Public Vehicles: Kerala High Court Directs Govt. Sparsh Upadhyay23 Nov 2020 8:10 AMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court on Monday (23rd November) directed the State Government to effectively implement Rule 151-A of the Kerala Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, notifications, and Circular No.19/2019 with effect from 1.1.2021.In effect, the State Government has been directed to ensure that in all the public transport vehicles, Vehicle Tracking System (VTS) and emergency buttons are installed.The…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 Kerala High Court on Monday (23rd November) directed the State Government to effectively implement Rule 151-A of the Kerala Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, notifications, and Circular No.19/2019 with effect from 1.1.2021.In effect, the State Government has been directed to ensure that in all the public transport vehicles, Vehicle Tracking System (VTS) and emergency buttons are installed.The Bench of Chief Justice S Manikumar and Justice Shaji P. Chaly was hearing two Public Interest Litigation petitions filed seeking strict implementation of Vehicle Location Tracking Devices (VLTDs) in motor vehicles.Background and Contentions raised by the PetitionersIt was stated by Petitioner No. 1 (Jaffer Khan, a Human Rights Protection activist) that in the year 2014, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs had approved a scheme for enhancing the security for women in public road transport in the country.It was stated that the objective of the scheme was to provide safe and secure public transport to the people of the country, particularly women and girl children, in the context of the “Nirbhaya case”It was also submitted before the Court that the Central Government through various notifications under this scheme, had granted wide and ample powers to the State Governments, to formulate policies and to effectively and efficiently implement the scheme.In this context, the Petitioner No. 1 contended that it is necessary to effectively implement the Vehicle Tracking System and to ensure safe travelling of women and children, especially girls, in public passenger transport vehicles.It was argued that “a scheme introduced with the motive to ensure the safety of women, children and the general public, is not being implemented due to the delay and inefficiency on the part of respondents.”Petitioner No. 2 (Pouravakasha Samrakshana Council) argued before the Court that the State Government amended the Kerala Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, by inserting Rule 151-A, making it mandatory that all the public service vehicles will have to be equipped and fitted with Vehicle Location Tracking (VLT) with emergency buttons.According to the petitioner, this regulation was brought in to ensure the safety of passengers, especially women.The Petitioner further contended that even though the cut-off date fixed by the State Government for enforcement of Rule 151A of the rules, had expired long back, the requirement under the amended Act and the rules had not been implemented or enforced in the State.It was stated that “the non-installation of VLT devices is against the public interest. The intention of the respondents in not enforcing the fitment to goods vehicles is mala fide and would tantamount to corruption.”Importantly, it was the contention of both the Petitioners that the Kerala State was required to take steps to fit the location tracking devices and emergency buttons in the public transport vehicles so as to ensure the safety of passengers, especially women.It was argued that the deadline for installing the system and emergency button was being extended by the State again and again and so, in order to seek the immediate implementation of the directives, the Petitioners approached the High Court.The stand of the RespondentsIt may be noted that on 01.04.2018, the State of Kerala brought out Rule 151-A of the Kerala Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, making it mandatory that all the public service vehicles, as defined under clause (35) of Section 2 of the Act, to be equipped with or fitted with vehicle location tracking device and one or more emergency buttons, and all the goods carriage vehicles shall be provided with location tracking device, except in a two-wheeler, E‐rickshaw, three-wheelers, and any transport vehicle for which, no permit is required under the Act.The respondents argued before the Court that in respect of educational institution buses, installation of the VLTD has been completed.It was argued that having regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, affecting the financial position of Kerala Road Transport Corporation, there is a delay in implementing Rule 151A of the rules and there is no willful or deliberate intention on the part of the Corporation or the State Government.Court’s ObservationsThe Court, in its order, noted that when the State Legislature, in the exercise of the powers under Section 110(3) of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, framed Rule 151-A in the rules, and periodically issued orders, including the appointment of Nodal Officers, for monitoring the implementation of installation of VLTDs and Emergency buttons, “the same has to be done effectively, towards enforcement of the rule.”The Court also said,”Contention of the petitioner that action of the Government of Kerala, in extending the time for implementation of installation of VLTDs is arbitrary and mala fide cannot be accepted.”Notably, the Court said,”Having regard to the object of framing Rule 151A of the Kerala Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, safety of the commuters, in particular, women and children, and taking note of the periodical orders issued by the Government of Kerala, a duty is cast upon them to implement the rule and the notifications, without any further delay.”In the light of the above discussion, the Court disposed of the Writ Petitions directing the Secretary to the Government, Transport Department, State of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, to effectively implement Rule 151A of the Kerala Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, notifications, and Circular No.19/2019, with effect from 1.1.2021.Case title – Jaffer Khan and another v Union of India and Ors [WP(C).No.20500 OF 2020(S) & WP(C).No.20768 OF 2020(S)]Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

Second time’s the charm for tour

first_imgLatest Stories Book Nook to reopen 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 HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe 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 Published 10:50 pm Friday, March 23, 2012 Neihart said the group enjoyed “dinner” at Julia’s and the tours of the Pioneer Museum of Alabama and the Johnson Center for the Arts.“We all enjoy visiting places that might not be considered major tourist attractions,” she said. “We’ve had a great time and everyone has been so nice and hospitable. We look forward to coming back. Shelia Jackson and Catherine Jordan from the Troy Tourism Department were outstanding hostesses. We appreciate all of those who made our visit to Troy so enjoyable.”Jackson, Troy director of tourism, said that anytime tour groups choose Troy as a stopover or as a destination, it is an opportunity to showcase what all Troy has to offer.“The Pioneer Museum of Alabama and the Johnson Center for the Arts are destinations for tourists and we appreciate the efforts of their staffs to make these people feel welcome,” Jackson said. “We especially appreciate the Neiharts for again including Troy on their itinerary. We invite them back and hope to see them again soon.” “But we’ve had people from Canada, Ireland and England,” Neihart said. “We do several extended tours each year to all parts of the country. We go to the New England states, the Southwest, the West Coast and, of course, the South.”Recent trips to the South have included tours of a dairy where more than 200 cows were milked, a peach orchard and an olive grove.“On this trip, we toured Chattanooga and went to the Cherry Blossom Festival in Macon, Georgia and it was incredible,” Neihart said. “We thought we had died and gone to heaven.”The group spent three days on the sandy, white beaches of Destin and will visit the Ave Maria Grotto and Nashville before returning to Iowa. Email the author By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like Choral showcase upcoming The Troy University Choral Showcase Concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Troy. “This combined… read more By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationcenter_img Second time’s the charm for tour Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… After trying the country cooking at both restaurants, Neihart said that it’s a tossup as to which is better.“Next time that we’re through here, we’re going to stay two nights so we can eat at both places,” Neihart said, laughing.Neihart Tours and Travel has been scheduling tours for 22 years and most of those who travel with the touring company are from the Midwest. Print Article Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day A tour group from Braddyville, Iowa had a second opportunity to get a “taste of Troy” on Friday and they said, like love, Troy is better the second time around. And, if the third time is the charm, it just might be more than they can take.Neihart Tours and Travel makes an annual pilgrimage to the South and Janet Neihart, who owns and operates the touring company with her husband, Monroe, and Junior Neihart, said that a year ago, they just happened to need a place to stop for dinner on their way to Florida.“Sisters Restaurant was recommended and it was fabulous,” she said. “So, when we were coming through Troy this time, we decided to try another restaurant that was recommend. We ate lunch as Julia’s and I ate until I couldn’t eat anymore.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsonlast_img read more

Old Country Church singing: An uplifting happening

first_img You Might Like Carroll Foster: the local expert on greens Ask Carroll Foster about greens and he’ll tell you how to cook a mess or how to cook enough to… read more Print Article John Senn smiled and shook off the man’s request for just one more song. “No, that’s it.”Senn and his wife, Mary Sue, host the a cappella singing each year the Sunday before Thanksgiving. He sets the time at one hour and 15 minutes.One hour’s not long enough and an hour and a half is too long. But, those who attend the singings would sit and sing until the afternoon shadows engulf the Old County Church. They all leave wishing for “just one more song.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf 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 HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe 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 Latest Stories Old Country Church singing: An uplifting happening By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Jack and Judy Walters are regulars at the Old Country Church and as soon as they walk down the steps of the historic church, they beginning thinking about “next year.”“The singing at the Old County Church is one of the most energized, uplifting happenings in Pike County,” Jack Walters said. “It revives your spirits. I can’t think of anything better than the singing at the Old County Church.”Walters said that, back years ago, there would be a singing every Sunday at a church somewhere around.“But, they’ve kind of played out and I sure do miss them,” he said. Skip Jarrod Brooks took his turn leading the singing at the Old Country Church Sunday afternoon. The leaders chose their favorite hymns during the first 30-plus minutes of the singing and requests were taken the remainder of the one hour and 15 minutes.The last song requested at the singing at the Old Country Church Sunday afternoon was hymn number 435.When the last note faded, the gentleman who requested the song, made a correction.“I said number 635.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 11:00 pm Monday, November 19, 2012 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen Walters led a couple of songs Sunday afternoon, including one of his favorites, “Heaven Is Surely Worth It All.”“My daddy was a good singer and leader but I don’t know music,” he said. “I wouldn’t know a note on a signboard. But I love to sing the old hymns and I like to lead the best I can.”Judy Walters said she has only missed a couple of the a cappella singings over the years and looks forward to going to the Old Country Church every year.“The singings are wonderful,” she said. “They are inspiring. The songs that we sing are the older songs, the ones that were sung years ago. I get such a blessing from them.”The Old Country Church was the original church building at the Hamilton Crossroad Church of Christ and was moved to its present site more than 10 years ago.Many of those who attend the singing at the Old Country Church have roots in the Church of Christ and a cappella singing.Richard Chapman doesn’t but he, like so many others, has grown to love and appreciate that form of singing.“I go primarily to listen,” he said. “It’s amazing. Even with the lack of instrumentation, the people harmonize so beautifully. It’s like a well-rehearsed choir but it’s not because the people come from all over.”Chapman said he has only attended the singing for a couple of years but now looks forward to it.“The singing is not anything that I hear in my normal church attendance and I really enjoy it,” he said. “It’s a way, too, of maintaining an old tradition and that’s something that we don’t do enough of.”The singing at the Old Country Church is a gift to the community from John and Mary Sue Senn and, oh, what a gift it is, Jack Walters said. “We are all so thankful for this wonderful blessing.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsonlast_img read more

Unit set up to take action on council’s race problem

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Unit set up to take action on council’s race problemOn 11 Apr 2000 in Personnel Today The London Borough of Hackney has set up an independent unit to deal withstaff complaints about racism in a bid to tackle what it has admitted is anendemic problem in the council.The unit opened on 3 April to give staff who do not trust internal reportingprocedures an alternative route for complaints. It will also carry outinvestigations.The move is part of a package agreed with the Commission for Racial Equalityafter the depth of the problem was exposed in a damning independent reportpublished in November 1997.Commissioned by the council and carried out by barrister Lincoln Crawford,it found that despite a much-publicised equal opportunities policy, staff hadsuffered “the worst manifestations of race discrimination” from somesenior managers.Sarah Ebanja, interim managing director at Hackney, said setting up the unitwas a huge and important step.”Lincoln Crawford’s report identified that too many staff do not feelcomfortable with the existing grievance procedures for dealing with racism andas such do not bother to complain, but suffer in silence,” she said.The first contact staff have with the unit is via a 24-hour free phonenumber.Chris Myant, spokesman for the CRE, which is monitoring Hackney’s progress,said the aim is to build trust among staff the council is committed toimproving.”We are pleased with the council’s progress so far, but note thatemployees are still expressing a degree of concern that change has not yet beendelivered. However, we wouldn’t expect things to turn around over night,”he said.Hackney has also introduced diversity training for managers, a black staffgroup and regular staff surveys to monitor progress.The unit is being run by a consortium of providers including Focus EAP,Ashley Maynard, Iona Management Consultants and Taylor-Stewart Associates.www.hackney.gov.uk Comments are closed. last_img read more

A Conversation With Congressman Frank LoBiondo

first_imgLast Friday, OCNJDaily’s Michael DeVlieger had the opportunity to sit down for a conversation with Congressman Frank LoBiondo, the United States Representative for New Jersey’s 2nd congressional district.  In their conversation, which took place at the Ocean City Music Pier, Congressman LoBiondo touched on a wide variety of issues that affect Ocean City and its surrounding communities.  Among the topics for discussion were beach replenishment, back bay dredging and security issues.  The Congressman, a Republican who succeeded Ocean City’s own William J. Hughes, has served the district for more than two decades, having taken office in 1995.  Since then he has won every re-election bid with at least 59 percent of the vote.  A native of Bridgeton, he previously served as a Cumberland County Freeholder and a member of New Jersey’s General Assembly.  We hope OCNJDaily readers will enjoy this insider’s look at a local leader in our community.last_img read more

Country Choice launches new concept

first_imgCountry Choice has unveiled a new Bake at Home concept, to cater for consumers who are not eating on the go.Retailers can stock a range of the bakery supplier’s frozen bread, sweet pastries and savouries, which consumers can then bake at home.The concept also allows retailers to display the products pre-packed as multi-buys, or unwrapped for customers to help themselves. The core range available features: a white demi baguette, white round crusty roll, a 4-inch sausage roll, a 4-inch cheese & onion roll, an all-butter croissant and a pain au chocolat. While additional options include: a maple pecan plait, pain au raisin, cheese twist, harvest grain demi baguette, brown round crusty roll and a white sandwich baguette.last_img read more

Ween Played Hodi’s Half Note On This Day In 2008 [Full Audio]

first_imgIt was eight years ago today that the gentlemen of Ween played a raucous 38-song setlist at Hodi’s Half Note in Fort Collins, CO. With a setlist that includes rocking versions of “Transdermal Celebration”, “Spinal Meningitis”, “She Fucks Me”, and “Put The Coke On My Dick” (in which Deaner forgets the lyrics to the second verse), how can you go wrong? The show definitely deserves a listen, and courtesy of taper Chris King, listen we shall.Ween at Hodi’s Half Note Setlist – Fort Collins, CO – 7/15/200801. Nan02. Take me away03. Grobe04. Transdermal celebration05. Piss up a rope06. Learnin’ to love07. Light me up08. Voodoo lady09. Albino sunburned girl10. Final alarm11. Spinal meningitis12. Your party13. Object14. Gabrielle15. Touch my tooter16. Stallion pt 517. Tick18. Springtheme19. Buckingham green20. My own bare hands21. Booze me up & get me high22. Doctor rock23. Demon sweat24. Pandy fickler25. Ocean man26. Goin gets tough from the getgo27. Johnny on the spot28. Sweet texas fire29. Mister Would You Please Help my pony30. Baby Bitch31. Sorry Charlie32. She Fucks Me33. Dancin’ In the Show Tonight34. Bananas and blow35. Shamemaker36. Fiesta37. Put the coke on my dick38. Superstarlast_img read more

Rise in Milk Prices

first_img“We expect to see grocery prices go up by 15 cents to20 cents a gallon by June,” said Bill Thomas, an economist with the University of GeorgiaExtension Service.”Consumers will eventually have to help pay for thespiraling cost to produce milk,” he said.Farmers’ costs are almost more than they get for their milk. A recent survey found thatfarmers earn about 3 cents per hundredweight of milk. At just over 11 gallons per hundredpounds, that’s only two-tenths of a cent per gallon.That has to cover non-cash costs like equipment depreciation, Thomas said. After that’saccounted for, any money left is profit.Such low profits forced 53 Georgia dairy farms to close in 1995. Thomas expects more toclose this year as feed costs keep rising — by 15 percent to 19 percent through the endof the year. “Prices farmers get for milk hasn’t kept up with their rapidlyrising costs,”Thomas said. “Youcan’t expect farmers to keep losing money and stay in business.”Georgia isn’talone. Dairy farmers across the Southeast lose ground daily while trying to meetever-rising consumer demand.Fluid milk wholesalers have kept milk prices artificially low for the past few years.They ask a retail price that remains the same even when the milk supply and processingcosts change.In turn, while farmers’ costs and production levels vary, the price they get for theirmilk stays the same.”Dairy farmers today are getting about the same pricefor their milk that they were in the early ’80s,” Thomas said. “At the same time, their costs have gone upsignificantly.”In 1995, hot, dry weather created a shortage of quality feed grains, he said, thatdrove prices up to nearly double what they were in early ’95. Some farmers choose to givetheir cows lower-quality hay and feed, but then the cows give less milk.As production drops, the Southeast milk shortage becomes more dire. Dairy cooperativescan truck milk to the Southeast from other areas, but that raises their costs even more.Local dairy farmers have to pay to truck milk in to meet their contracts.”It costs up to 34 cents more per gallon to truck milkin than it does to produce it locally,” Thomas said. “Farmers have to absorb that cost, too.”This problem keeps making itself worse, he said. Low prices and high costs decreaseproduction. Low production forces dairy cooperatives to bring milk into the region to meetdemand, but that adds to their costs. As costs rise, farmers close their dairies, andproduction drops more.Eventually, retail prices must go up.Dairy farmers can’t buy modern equipment they need on such low profits, either.”Some farmers choose to retire rather than lay out$200,000 for those changes when they are fairly certain they probably cannot earn profits,” Thomas said. The high cost of starting a dairy, with little chance of profits, keeps new farmersout, too.The Extension Service helps dairy farmers learn how to produce milk more efficientlyand manage their farms better, Thomas said. But even the tightest management can’t help ifprices won’t support the farm.”Without increased prices, there won’t be enough milkin the stores,”Thomas said. “Thenwe know prices will go up much more than the 15- to 20-cent increase we’re facing thissummer.” Georgians usually don’t think much about milk beyond whether they need it or if part of agallon is still in the ‘fridge.But they may soon think more about it, especially the price. last_img read more

Finding Flow Premiere

first_imgLocally Produced Mountain Bike FilmAre you a mountain biker with no plans this Thursday evening?You need to come and check out the Asheville premiere for the recently released, locally produced bike movie, Finding Flow!  I’ve been excited to finally see this video for a number of reasons, the first of which being that my brother is a featured rider in there.  Nick has his own section in which he explores some of the best trails in the region on his long-travel downhill whip.  He’s a super smooth and stylish rider, and I always enjoy watching him shred.Aside from Nick’s involvement, this is sure to be an incredible film because it represents a holistic showcasing of the sport of mountain biking, featuring various different genres of the sport, and set in some of the most beautiful settings of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  It was created on a shoestring budget by a couple of college kids with unlimited passion, and that is sure to come through in the video.If you’ve never heard of Sam Anderson, Chris Annesi, Nick Gragtmans, and the other characters that are behind this project, check out this web piece that they created of Sam’s backyard trails.  It is a beautiful edit and was part of what motivated them to tackle the full-length film:Manderson’s Playground from Chris Annesi on Vimeo.These trails were hand built by Sam, and represent thousands of hours of work.  Having ridden them, I can honestly say that they are some of the best on the East Coast!  This commitment and honest love of the sport is an awesome thing to see, and there’s no doubt in my mind that these guys will continue to progress their videography and riding skills to a level that will generate attention from the entire biking industry.As far as the newest project, Finding Flow goes, here is the official trailer (25,000+ views!)Finding Flow Trailer from Chris Annesi on Vimeo.So have I sold you?  Everything is kicking off at the Brew and View at 9:30 on Thursday evening.  Ninja Porters will be flowing, and the women will flock like the salmon of Capistrano!last_img read more

Bike Shop Gives Back

first_imgRoanoke, VA bike shop gives away bikes to people in needDownshift Handcrafted Bikes and Brews in Roanoke, VA is trying to make it easier for those in need of transportation to get to work. Through a program called Community Upshift, the shop collects donations of used bikes and then uses their own time and parts to fix the bikes up. So far, the program has gifted 12 bikes. Recipients must take part in an interview process before being considered for a free bike. “My goal is to have everybody ride a bike, and to have bikes replace vehicles and have bikes be the primary mode of transportation,” Downshift’s owner Stephen Ambruzs told WSLS news. “So if I can help in any way possible, especially people that are in need, it’s just a two-for-one for me, and it’s really, really important.” To donate a bike or learn more about applying for a bike, contact Downshift for more information.Visit there facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/downshiftrke/last_img read more