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Posted by: | Posted on: July 12, 2021

Mauritius Oil Refineries Limited (MOR.mu) HY2012 Interim Report

first_imgMauritius Oil Refineries Limited (MOR.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Food sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Mauritius Oil Refineries Limited (MOR.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Oil Refineries Limited (MOR.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Oil Refineries Limited (MOR.mu)  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMauritius Oil Refineries Limited deals in the production and distribution of edible crude oils, which includes the refinery, packaging and marketing of the finished products. The company also engages in the manufacturing of metal cans and plastic containers. Moroil operates through its subsidiaries, wholly owned Proton Limited, engaged in the rental services; Metal Can Manufacturers Limited, a metal containers manufacturer, in which it holds a 50.11% stake, as well as Pharmalab Plastic Supplies Limited, a plastic bottles manufacturer, in which the Company holds a 51.22% stake. The company has divided its activities into segments, which include oil products, metal cans and plastic containers, imported food products, and others. Mauritius Oil Refineries Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: July 12, 2021

Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ke) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgNation Media Group Limited (NMG.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ke)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNation Media Group Limited is an independent media house with operations in East and Central Africa. The company publishes and distributes a selection of printed newspapers and magazines and owns and runs radio and television broadcasting channels. Nation Media Group also produces digital media which accessible to private and public sectors in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. The company aims to create and promote content which informs, educates and entertains its target markets across different media platforms. The media group was founded in 1959 and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Nation Media Group Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: July 5, 2021

How should I invest £10k? 2 reasons I’d follow Warren Buffett’s advice

first_img Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 28th November, 2020 I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. How should I invest £10k? 2 reasons I’d follow Warren Buffett’s advice See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! If I had £10k to invest today, I’d follow Warren Buffett’s advice when selecting investments. Over the past six decades, Warren Buffett has established himself as one of the world’s greatest investors. During this time he’s owned thousands of stocks, and earned tens of billions of dollars in profits for himself and his investors. The billionaire has also developed something of an investing framework. He always follows this framework when considering any new investments for his portfolio. 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…Warren Buffett’s framework Buffett started developing his investment structure when he was at college. At the time, he followed the activities of Benjamin Graham, who was already an established investor. Graham believed that investors should view the shares they own as individual businesses. Stocks were pieces of real companies, he stated, not gambling chips in a casino. Warren Buffett has used this advice to guide his investing ever since. He only buys shares in corporations he knows well and understands. What’s more, he only buys shares in companies that he wants to own forever. I think following this advice is very sensible. Buffett has refined his mentor’s initial style over the years. However, it remains similar to this day.A long-term portfolio If I had £10k to invest today, I’d follow Warren Buffett’s framework for investing. That means sticking with firms I understand, and only owning stocks I’d hold for the long term. There aren’t many businesses that meet these criteria. However, I don’t think that’s a bad thing. I don’t feel I’d be able to keep up with hundreds of shares. Buffett focuses his attention on just a few firms. That’s the strategy I follow as well. Some examples of the types of businesses that I believe fit into this framework include Britvic and AG Barr. Both of these firms are easy to understand and have strong brands. I’d be happy to hold both of these stocks for many decades as a result. Warren Buffett has also shown a preference for corporations like these in his portfolio. He has owned shares in drinks giant Coca-Cola for decades. He has previously said that the company’s strong brand and large profit margins are the key reasons why the business has been such a mainstay of his portfolio. Britvic and AG Barr don’t have the same brand recognition as Coke, but as UK alternatives, I think they’re highly attractive. The bottom line So, that’s the strategy that Warren Buffett has used to build his fortune over the past six decades. By following a similar approach, I think I can create a large financial nest egg utilising the stock market. It’s an approach that I believe anyone can follow by concentrating on high-quality businesses and holding these stocks for the long term.  Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended AG Barr and Britvic. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: June 19, 2021

Brad Pitt is not dead – Facebook warns users

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 September 28, 2016 at 1:39 pm Mama Mia Following Angelina Jolie’s filing for divorce, an article falsified to look like it was published by Fox News has started making the rounds on Facebook with the extremely clickable headline “R.I.P Brad Pitt.”Fortunately, Pitt is not dead. The post is merely a hoax that has been created by a savvy hacker to trick vulnerable users into handing over their email address, password and other personal details.Clicking the headline redirects users to an application riddled with malware.They are asked to fill in their Facebook credentials to read the story. However, instead of signing them in, the app grants itself access to their profile and instantly scans their devices for personal information to relay to the hacker.Readers who bypassed the permission pop-up were redirected to this fake news story about the actor’s alleged death:“Brad Pitt, 52, a multiawarded American actor and husband of Angelina Jolie, 41, shot himself in the head at a shooting range on Sunday. He was under significant stress because the couple ‘were going through a divorce and he had a history of depression’, sources have said.”If you are already a victim to this scam it is best to change your Facebook password immediately. If you use the same password elsewhere it would be best to do the same.Facebook is also recommending that you run its malware scanner to determine if your device has been compromised.Use this link to find information about Facebook’s malware scanner.Lost access to your account? Use this link to contact Facebook to explain the issue and it’ll do its best to verify your identity and regain access to your account. TAGSBrad PittFacebook Previous articleTyson Recalls 133,000 Pounds of Chicken NuggetsNext articleToday is a BLUE Recycling day in Apopka Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook should have a better security control. I’ve seen tons of people getting infected with these click-baits with malware. September 29, 2016 at 2:39 pm Brad Pitt is overrated, never did nothing for me, I don’t think he is God’s gift to women at all. Really ugly now days. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here 3 COMMENTS Mama Mia No I don’t want Brad to anything such as that in real life, but if what is said about Brad is true, verbally abusing and physically abusing his kids in midair on their jet, due to his out of control wild drinking, it is clear to me that Brad needs help, before he hurts his children. He needs some serious alcohol treatment, and does not need to be around his kids for now. Let’s hope his big money can’t buy back his time with his kids, without serious alcohol treatment first, for their sakes.center_img Reply Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here September 29, 2016 at 4:00 pm Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Reply Scott LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: June 15, 2021

Cops snuff out young lives

first_imgFrom left, Margarita Rosario, Josefa Villanueva andNicholas Heyward Sr.WW photo: Anne PrudenBrooklyn, N.Y. — Nicholas Naquan Heyward Jr. was just 13 years old when he was killed by “Robocop” Brian George on Sept. 27, 1994. Nicholas, an honor student at Nathan Hale Middle School, was playing in a stairwell at the Gowanus Houses where he lived in Brooklyn, N.Y.The 18th annual Nicholas Heyward Jr. Day of Remembrance was held on Aug. 25. The next day Nicholas would have been 31.People gathered in Nicholas Naquan Heyward Jr. Park, next to the Gowanus Houses. Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hines refused to even present a case to the grand jury against the shooter cop. But the people in the neighborhood forced the Parks Department to rename their park after their young hero.Nicholas Heyward Sr. told people, “A child is supposed to bury his parents. The parents aren’t supposed to bury their child.” Heyward has never stopped fighting for justice since his son was killed. He’s been a mainstay of Parents Against Police Brutality, which helped build the Day of Remembrance along with the Nicholas Naquan Heyward Jr. Memorial Foundation.Joining Heyward was Juanita Young, whose 23-year-old son, Malcolm Ferguson, was killed by a Bronx cop on March 1, 2000. Police later tried to frame Young, who’s legally blind, for allegedly throwing a box of cake mix at them after they invaded her home and beat her up.Margarita Rosario told how the pain of losing her son, Anthony Rosario, will never go away. He was killed by two of former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s bodyguards on Jan. 12, 1995. Rosario and his cousin, Hilton Vega — who was also killed —were shot 22 times, 11 in the back, by police detectives Patrick Brosnan and James Crowe.Allene Person and Josefa Villanueva attended. Timur Person, Person’s son, was killed by police in the Bronx on Dec. 13, 2006, two days before his 20th birthday. Villanueva’s son, George Villanueva, was framed by Hines for allegedly pushing policeman Alain Schaberger off a stoop to his death, an act Villanueva didn’t do.Michael Ojeda and Carmen Ojeda told how their 11-year-old daughter, Briana Ojeda, died of an asthma attack on Aug. 27, 2010, while a nearby cop did nothing.Detective Philip Atkins shot and killed 23-year-old Shantel Davis while she was in a car in Brooklyn on June 14. Davis’ sister, Natasha Duncan, and uncle, Harold Davis, told the crowd that Atkins — who’s had six federal civil rights suits filed against him — lied when he said his gun “accidentally discharged.”Every Saturday, there’s a march at noon from 38th Street and Church Avenue in Brooklyn to the 67th Precinct to demand justice for Davis. Join the Facebook page Justice4ShantelDavis to get involved in this struggle for justice.City Councilmember Stephen Levin presented a City Council proclamation in honor of Nicholas Naquan Heywood Jr. A representative for the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement spoke about their “Cop Watch” program. Carl Dix of the Revolutionary Communist Party announced the “Blow the Whistle on Stop and Frisk” demonstration on Sept. 13.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: June 12, 2021

Call for release of Du Daobin, arrested on 28 October

first_img Organisation Follow the news on China April 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information ChinaAsia – Pacific News ChinaAsia – Pacific to go further RSF_en China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures March 12, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Receive email alerts China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison June 2, 2021 Find out more October 31, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for release of Du Daobin, arrested on 28 October Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News News Reporters Without Borders today urged Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao to immediately release Du Daobin, the author of many essays on human rights and democracy, who was arrested on 29 October in Yingcheng, in the central province of Hubei. Du is one of the organisers of a campaign to draw attention to the imprisonment of the young Internet user Liu Di by urging people to shut themselves in the dark during the day to “simulate detention.””We regret that the Chinese authorities have turned a deaf hear to the growing number of voices speaking out in China and abroad against their policy of cracking down on cyber-dissidents,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said.”We pay homage to Du Daobin’s courage and the impact of his symbolic protest in support of Liu Di. The simulated detention campaign was a model of peaceful protest and the arrest of its instigator is quite simply disgraceful,” Ménard added.The Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post had quoted Du as saying the aim of the simulated detention was to allow people “to feel how Liu Di felt in prison, that’s to say, in a place without light, without distractions, and without friends or television.”Du was arrested as he was returning home from work. After detaining him, police led by the district police chief searched his home and confiscated computer material, handwritten letters, an address book and foreign books. The police told his wife, Xia Chun-rong, that Du had “gone too far”and that “his fate depends on the result of the investigation and on his attitude.” The police also told her not to have any contact with foreign journalists.A 39-year-old civil servant, Du had posted articles on the Internet advocating democracy and condemning the repression of members of the Falung Gong movement. He has reportedly been accused of subversion by the Chinese authorities. His wife and his 12-year-old son have not been allowed to visit him.Liu is a sociology student who has been detained without being tried since 7 November 2002 for messages she posted in Internet forums. A total of 39 people are currently imprisoned in China because of their Internet activities. Newslast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: June 4, 2021

+CityxChange Projects unveiled to re-imagine Limerick’s Georgian Laneways

first_imgWhatsApp Print Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live StreetSeekDeepSeek AILittle Catherine Street initially with others to be addedThis will focus on drone technology and machine vision; they envisage that their un-intrusive thermal cameras can derive insights about city life and behaviour. Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Advertisement Facebook Green Museum 1Hunt MuseumCollaborators: Enable Ireland, Urban Designer Harris, LITGriffith Row or Theatre LaneTransforming the laneway with 3D printed examples of Hunt Museum Art pieces (using recycled ink) in a permaculture garden, with CO2 absorbing plants Wall of BelongingLiveable LimerickCollaborators: Peoples Museum, Limerick Civic Trust, European Expo 2020Mews, Upper Hartstonge StreetTransforming the Mews laneway into an Art Gallery. with an InstaWall similar to that in Paris, a Wings of Europe Mural. All groups will be able to proceed with their pilot projects despite the Covid-19 restrictions and while adhering to the latest public health advice and guidelines.They will work collaboratively with the support of Limerick City and County Council and use the services of Citizen Observatory and FabLab to realise their visions for the laneways.For more information please check www.limerick.ie/CityxChange. Previous articleVictory for Gortadroma residents as gasification project abandonedNext articleAdare Manor Resort COVID-19 Ambassadors Meghann Scully News+CityxChange Projects unveiled to re-imagine Limerick’s Georgian LanewaysBy Meghann Scully – July 12, 2020 354 Linkedin Incredible EdiblesLimerick City Tidy TownsCollaborators: Bedford Row, Limerick Mental HealthDaly’s LaneThis project envisages transforming a Georgian laneway into a hanging garden, where the public can pick and enjoy fruits and vegetables. FIVE projects led by community leaders have been selected by Limerick City and County Council as part of a programme to re-imagine Limerick’s Georgian Laneways.As part of Limerick City and County Council’s EU project +CityxChange (Positive City Exchange) we are hoping to create a new community to drive innovation and fight climate change by working towards a positive energy city!Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This is a community of individuals, groups, businesses and agencies who are looking at ways to develop smarter cities that are open and accessible for all.We are all about the positives working together to solve problems or to create a new vision all through citizen engagement.The overarching aim is to develop a series of demonstration projects on how to become a smart positive energy city for everyone.Following a series of workshops, five groups have now been selected to develop their projects based around different themes for Limerick’ s Georgian Laneway seeing how they can be best utilised for the benefit of the city and those who live and work here.Welcoming the selection Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Collins said: “It is great to see such interest in revitalising our Georgian Laneways. They can be used for so many things, as highlighted by the range of projects selected.“It is so important that we all work together on projects like these and that they are community/ group driven. It gives people ownership. Georgian Limerick is one of our great assets and we need to develop and enhance them in a sympathetic yet innovative way, and the +CityxChange project is helping to do that.” he said.Dr Mihai Bilauca, Head of Digital Services and Leader of the +CityxChange project in Limerick City and County Council said: “+CityxChange is about finding innovative solutions to how we meet our energy consumption. Sometimes it isn’t just about new technology but we need to think about how we use energy and work to change our behaviour.“Working closely with communities and fostering the resulting innovation is at the heart of this project. Having an open invitation for groups to collaborate and innovate we can co-create a place we can all share and enjoy. Often described as placemaking – we want to work together to define the place they want to live, work and play.“Limerick’s Georgian quarter with its network of laneways creates an ideal opportunity to reimagine this extraordinary city asset into a collection of wonderful spaces. We want to capture the imagination of local community groups to start the transformation of Georgian laneways and use physical interventions such as new planting, improved streetscape and decoration supported by advanced technologies such as air quality and noise sensors.” Mihai added.Claire Flynn from Limerick Mental Health Association said: “We are always looking for projects that bring people together and give us an opportunity to break down the stigma surrounding mental health.“Bringing people from different communities together to work on a project really helps to foster cultural and community relationships.  For the community that lives and works around Jesuit Lane it gives an opportunity to get to know each other, to create a safe and welcoming space close to home and work. For everyone else, it will draw people to walk the laneway, enjoy the art and flora.” she explained.Ciarán O’Mara from Deepseek AI is involved in the Streetseek project: “Streetseek is a pilot programme by Deepseek AI & The University of Limerick, to measure the heartbeat of Limerick city.“Innovative technology has been developed to gather deeper insights into how people engage with public spaces in our city. This is achieved with personal privacy as a priority. We use thermal cameras which are based on temperature readings, in contrast to conventional visual cameras.“The goal of Streetseek, is to provide in depth detail into how our city is used, to facilitate smart planning and decision making into the future.” he concluded.The five projects are: Green Museum 2Limerick Mental Health AssociationCollaborators: Hunt Museum, Women’s Group and Men’s ShedJesuit LaneThis project will bring the Museum to the laneway, with CO2 absorbing plants -as a service to the environment. TAGS+CityxChangeKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post ProjectOrganisationsLocationDescription WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: May 31, 2021

Q3 Mortgage Revenue Drivers

first_img About Author: Radhika Ojha Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Q3 Mortgage Revenue Drivers Tagged with: Citigroup Home JPMorgan Chase Lending mortgage Wells Fargo The top big banks of the U.S. – JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, and Wells Fargo announced their third-quarter earnings for 2018 on Friday. All the three banks posted an increase in revenue, led by an increase in consumer lending.However, while Wells Fargo’s home lending business saw an increase, with its mortgage banking income increasing to $846 million in Q3, from $770 million in Q2, home lending at JPMorgan Chase decreased 16 percent to $1.3 billion  driven by lower net servicing revenue, as well as loan spread and production margin compression, the bank said in its earnings statement.Citigroup said that excluding mortgage, its retail banking revenues increased 1 percent, driven by continued growth in deposit margins and investments, “largely offset by lower episodic transaction activity in commercial banking.”Overall income at all the three banks saw an increase in the third quarter. While JPMorgan’s income posted a 24 percent increase to $8.4 billion, Wells Fargo said that its net income had increased to $6 billion, compared with $4.5 billion in the third quarter of 2017. Citi reported a net income of $4.6 billion compared with $4.1 billion during the same period a year ago.”In the third quarter, we continued to make progress in our efforts to build a better Wells Fargo with a specific focus on our six goals: risk management, customer service, team member engagement, innovation, corporate citizenship, and shareholder value,” Tim Sloane, CEO, Wells Fargo said in a statement. “We are strengthening how we manage risk and have made enhancements to our risk management framework. We also continued to make progress on customer remediation, which is an important step in our efforts to rebuild trust.”Speaking about the macroeconomic factors that are likely to impact the market in the long run, Jamie Dimon, CEO, JPMorgan Chase said that the U.S. and the global economy continued to show strength despite increasing economic and geopolitical uncertainties which “at some point in the future may have negative effects on the economy.”Additionally, he said that JPMorgan Chase had delivered strong results this quarter with top-line growth in each of its businesses. “In Consumer & Community Banking we attracted record net new money this quarter, driving client investment assets up 14 percent, and we saw continued double-digit growth in card sales and merchant processing volume. Our customer satisfaction across CCB is at or near all-time highs, and we continue to grow deposits faster than the industry, even as the pace slows with rising rates.” Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago October 12, 2018 1,524 Views Home / Daily Dose / Q3 Mortgage Revenue Drivers Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img  Print This Post Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Servicing Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Citigroup Home JPMorgan Chase Lending mortgage Wells Fargo 2018-10-12 Radhika Ojha Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Homeowners and Rising Interest Rates Next: After Hurricane Michael’s Landfall …last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: May 26, 2021

Andhra Pradesh High Court To Examine If There Is “Constitutional Breakdown” In State Of AP

first_imgNews UpdatesAndhra Pradesh High Court To Examine If There Is “Constitutional Breakdown” In State Of AP LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK20 Nov 2020 9:52 PMShare This – xIn a peculiar development in the Andhra Pradesh High Court, a division bench has converted the hearing on a batch of habeas corpus petitions and petitions alleging police excesses as a hearing on the issue whether there is a “constitutional breakdown” in the State of Andhra Pradesh.A division bench comprising Justices Rakesh Kumar and Uma Devi has directed the government counsel to…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?LoginIn a peculiar development in the Andhra Pradesh High Court, a division bench has converted the hearing on a batch of habeas corpus petitions and petitions alleging police excesses as a hearing on the issue whether there is a “constitutional breakdown” in the State of Andhra Pradesh.A division bench comprising Justices Rakesh Kumar and Uma Devi has directed the government counsel to make submissions on whether the court can record a finding that there is Constitutional breakdown in the light of the circumstances which are prevailing in the State of AP.”…on the next hearing date, the learned senior counsel appearing on behalf of the State may come prepared to assist the Court as to whether in the circumstances, which are prevailing in the State of Andhra Pradesh, the Court can record a finding that there is a constitutional breakdown in the State or not”, said the bench in an order passed on October 1.The bench has been since posting the batch cases from time to time on different dates.During the hearing held on Friday(November 20), certain interesting exchanges happened in the court, when Justice Rakesh Kumar, the presiding judge, made several oral observations on the policy decisions of the Jagan Mohan Reddy-led government of the State. Justice Rakesh Kumar termed the three-capital decision of the Jagan Government to be “mindless”, as crores of public money have already been spent on the present capital.When this observation was made, the State Counsel SSP Prasad pointed out that the judge was once part of the full bench which had heard the cases challenging the decision to trifurcate the capital as legislative, executive and judicial capitals.Now that the judge is no longer part of that bench, he ought to refrain from making observations on the issue, the counsel submitted.The State Senior Counsel SSP Prasad also submitted that nowadays courts are forgetting their role and overstepping their jurisdiction.Justice Kumar further passed comments on the decision of the State Government to shift the High Court to Kurnool. He observed that the present High Court building at Amaravati was inaugurated by the Chief Justice of India.In response, the State Counsel submitted that many were still wondering about the factors which led the then decision-makers to locate the High Court at the present site after the bifurcation of the State of Andhra Pradesh in 2014. Many advocates wondered how a deserted place with no amenities and facilities was chosen for the High Court, the state counsel advanced. Following this, Justice Rakesh Kumar commented that he was only expressing his personal views. The hearing will continue on Monday.Justice Rakesh Kumar was transferred from Patna High Court to Andhra Pradesh High Court last year. Shortly before his transfer to AP High Court, Justice Rakesh Kumar had created a furore in the Patna High Court by passing a direction for CBI investigation into alleged corruption in the subordinate judiciary. In that order, Justice Rakesh Kumar had made startling observations such as “corruption in this High Court is an open secret” and that “judges were more interested in enjoying privileges than administering justice”.Soon after that order, a 11-judge bench assembled to suspend it after observing that Justice Kumar’s observations as “judicial and administrative overreach”. The High Court and the State Government are seemingly on a collision course. Last month, the Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy had shot off a letter to the Chief Justice of India alleging that few judges of the High Court were trying to destabilize the government by passing adverse orders against it on petitions filed by the TPD, the political opposition.The High Court has ordered a status quo on the three-capital decision and has stayed the SIT inquiry announced by the government into Amaravati land scam. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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Posted by: | Posted on: May 18, 2021

Florence makes landfall; police chief predicts ‘biblical proportion flood’

first_imgABC News(NEW BERN, N.C.) — Hurricane Florence is pummeling the North Carolina coastline, making landfall with life-threatening storm surges and hurricane-force winds.“I see a biblical proportion flood event that’s going to occur,” Wilmington, North Carolina, Police Chief Ralph Evangelous told ABC News. “I see the beach communities being inundated with water, and destruction that will be pretty, pretty epic in nature.”More than 372,000 customers in North Carolina are without power early Friday, as residents brace for the impact of the Category 1 storm. Here’s the latest:Catastrophic flooding is feared in much of the coastal Carolinas. Rainfall has already reached as much as 2 inches per hour in parts of eastern North Carolina.More than a foot of rain has already drenched Atlantic Beach, North Carolina.In Bayboro, North Carolina — one of the areas under evacuation — resident Kim Dunn stayed behind, and now she’s trapped in her truck surrounded by rising water, as her boyfriend and his cousin are stranded on a paddle boat less than a mile away.The water is as high as street signs, and “we have no way to get to them,” Dunn told ABC News Friday morning.“They’ve been out there for about six hours now, just screaming for help,” she said. “Only communication we have with them is just me flashing my lights to them, and I think they have a flashlight they’re flickering back to us.”Dunn — mother to a 10-month-old, a 3-year-old and an 8-year-old — said she made a decision to stay behind as others evacuated.“We were trying to figure out if we had enough finances to get out, and if we were to get out, were we going to be able to get back home? So we made a decision to stay,” she said. “I don’t know how long it’s gonna be before the water actually starts to come into the apartment.”In nearby New Bern, where water levels reached 10 feet overnight, 150 people have requested rescue. Volunteers are using private boats to pitch in and help, city spokeswoman Colleen Roberts said.The downtown area, at the confluence of two rivers, is mostly underwater.“You may need to move up to the second story, or to your attic, but WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU,” the city said on Twitter.The rainfall is forecast to reach 20 to 40 inches over the next several days.Storm surge could be as high as 11 feet in parts of North Carolina, prompting officials to closely watch the rise of rivers in the eastern part of the state. River flooding may be worse than Hurricane Floyd in 1999.  “Surviving this storm will be a test of endurance, teamwork, common sense and patience,” North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said Thursday. “The heavy rains and high winds are likely to spread across North Carolina and linger for days.”“We will survive this, and we will endure,” he said. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more