R.T. Briscoe Nigeria Plc (RTBRIS.ng) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgR.T. Briscoe Nigeria Plc (RTBRIS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about R.T. Briscoe Nigeria Plc (RTBRIS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the R.T. Briscoe Nigeria Plc (RTBRIS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: R.T. Briscoe Nigeria Plc (RTBRIS.ng)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileRT Briscoe Nigeria Plc imports and markets a range of automotive vehicles, power equipment and industrial equipment in Nigeria. Its product range includes some of the world’s most recognised and widely respected automobile and industrial equipment brands. Briscoe Toyota markets, sells and services a range of Toyota commercial and passenger vehicles. The Industrial Equipment division markets, sells and services a range of industrial, mining, drilling and construction equipment under the franchise of various international brands which includes Elgi air compressors, Ford motors, Toyota forklifts, Raymond forklifts and Briscoe Toyota warehouse equipment. The company also offers a logistics and warehousing service. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. RT Briscoe Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Now that Warren Buffett has effectively bought gold, here’s how I’m investing for the rest of 2020

first_img Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The gold price has already been on a tear in 2020. Now regulatory filings reveal that Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway bought a stake in mining company Barrick Gold. I reckon that for the many investors who follow Buffett, the yellow metal just became an even more attractive investing proposition. Decoding Warren Buffett’s gold buyThe way I see it, there are two ways of decoding Buffett’s investment. One, is to take the investment at face value. Barrick Gold is a force to reckon with as a leading global gold miner, after its merger with Randgold Resources was finalised early last year. Two, we can look at it as a vote for gold at a time of economic uncertainty. If this is seen in conjunction with Buffett’s reduced stake in US-based financials, it appears that the legendary fund manager is bearish on the economy, and has hedged investments against 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…I think there can truth to both arguments, which provides pointers for investors. The first pointer is that gold investing is the way to go now. And Buffett is not the only investor to be bullish on gold. Another long-time investor and co-founder of Soros Fund Management, Jim Rogers, also encourages buying precious metals on dips. For investors who’d like to buy gold mining shares now (other than Barrick Gold, which has seen its share price run up to multi-year highs) there are good ones to consider listed on the London Stock Exchange. For instance, Centamin Mining‘s share price has just come off all-time highs and it could be in for a year of robust performance. Where not to investThe second pointer investors can take is from Buffett cutting back on his exposure to financials. Now, these are US-based banks, whose issues are at least somewhat different from those of the UK’s financials. But this too, is an investing idea to think through. Our portfolios are benefited as much by what we hold as what we don’t hold. Banks are in an unenviable place right now for a number of reasons. Because of a record contraction in the economy, they are bracing for a spate of bad debts. Also, new loans have slowed down in the current circumstances, which hits bank income. In any case, income was impacted by low interest rates. All banks’ latest results are disappointing and, until the economy normalises, fluctuations in their fortunes are likely. Even after that, banks may take their own time to recover. Consider the Lloyds Bank share price, which has languished for years.If I want to draw inspiration from the likes of Buffett, I would look at other sectors. For instance, FTSE 100 defensives have performed well during the crisis, and I reckon they’ll continue to do so even into 2021. Moreover, there are still high-quality companies available at low prices that should perform over time. Buffett likes to buy stakes in quality companies at low prices. I think investing in these companies will hold investors in good stead. 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. See all posts by Manika Premsingh 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. 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. Now that Warren Buffett has effectively bought gold, here’s how I’m investing for the rest of 2020center_img Manika Premsingh | Wednesday, 19th August, 2020 Image source: The Motley Fool Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

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Sunday Times Giving List sees donations up 8%

first_img Howard Lake | 29 April 2009 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Major gift  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The UK’s top 100 philanthropists gave £216m more in 2008 between them than they did the previous year despite the economic downturn, according to the Sunday Times Giving List.Editor of the Sunday Times Rich List Alastair McCall said yesterday that there had been £155bn lost in one year by 1000 people on the Rich List, which showed that the richest were giving more away from less.He said that the developing world – Africa in particular – and education would be “relatively immune” from the recession.The ‘new philanthropists’, such as Harry Potter creator JK Rowling, would continue to be engaged with their chosen cause and McCall said that these people were more likely to continue to give through a recession.Philip Beresford, who compiles the ST Rich List, said that over the last 15 years, 202 of the top 1000 had sold their principle business. However, only six or so have sold in the last year, creating “very little virgin wealth to go after”. “You will be competing in a crowded market for new donors,” he said.“You need to work at your intelligence network so you can get to know who’s selling,” he told attendees at a meeting held by CAF. “Look for someone who has no-one to leave the business to or offspring who don’t want to take over. Look around for people with liquidity.” 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. Sunday Times Giving List sees donations up 8%last_img read more

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Kenrich Williams cuts ‘iconic’ look, team has mixed reactions

first_imgFacebook ReddIt Linkedin Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ ReddIt Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas + posts Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Linkedin Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/center_img Kenrich Williams points out the back of his head where he cut the shag out of his offseason. (Photo By Garrett Podell) Guard Josh Parrish said, “The shag was his sauce, and he lost his sauce, so he might need it next year, we’ll have to see.”Parrish’s roommates, Desmond Bane, Jaylen Fisher and Koaut Noi agreed.“He might need to come back with the shag to finish the next season strong because it’s his signature cut, he’s got to have it,” TCU guard Jaylen Fisher said. “He [Kenrich Williams] should’ve held onto to it, it has to come back,” TCU guard Desmond Bane said. Garrett Podell Desmond Bane (right) and the rest of Kenrich William’s teammates touch “the shag” after Williams was announced as the NIT’s Most Outstanding Player. (Photo Courtesy of GoFrogs.com)Dalton Dry, a teammate of Williams’ for every season he’s been on the team, echoed the freshmen’s thoughts.“It’s a disappointment because I feel like that was the key to the triple doubles and double-doubles,” Dry said. “I don’t know if he can do all that without it.” Williams totaled TCU’s first triple-double in the NIT quarterfinals against Richmond with 11 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 assists.However, other TCU basketball players don’t think the lack of shag will affect Williams’ game.“He’ll be even better next year, and I don’t believe in stuff like that,” TCU forward Vladimir Brodziansky said.TCU senior forward Chris Washburn concurred.“When it’s time, it’s time, and no it won’t affect him,” Washburn said.  It’s always time for the shag to come back why not.The emotional leader for the Horned Frogs in the 2016-2017 season, guard Brandon Parrish, sees the possibility for a new style to arise.“It was a very iconic shag, and the shag was good for us, but it won’t affect him on the court,” Parrish said. “He might gain some powers from something new.”A few of Williams’ teammates predict the shag will return.“It’s an awesome look that I think he’ll grow it back,” TCU forward Karviar Shepherd said.Fellow forward JD Miller believed basketball will be more enjoyable to Williams with “the shag.”“I think he’ll grow it back when I think he’ll realize playing basketball is better with it,” TCU forward JD Miller said.But the shag might make another comeback.“I’ll wear it in season, but only during the season,” Williams said.TCU basketball players, coaches and fans alike can rest easy knowing they’ll see the same Kenrich Williams next season. TAGSKenrick Williamsplayer news Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Previous articleOffense stays hot, Frogs extend win streak in 13-2 win over Murray StateNext articleDancer’s positive mindset allows her to return to the stage Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Facebook Twitter printTCU basketball guard Kenrich Williams showed up Saturday with the rest of the team to take photographs and sign autographs at the TCU football spring game, but something was missing.The shag. The old school haircut that went out with the mullet was his signature style throughout the season.Kenrich Williams signs autographs at the TCU football spring game without “the shag” in the back. (Photo By Garrett Podell)“The shag is a business in the front, party in the back style that started in Dallas but moved its way to the Metroplex and Waco where I’m from,” Williams said earlier this season.Not many people rock the look. Williams said he ditched it because of its low approval rating.“I cut it because all the girls and some of my friends don’t like it,” Williams said. His teammates joked that the cut could hurt Williams’ on-court performance next season.“You’ve seen Space Jam, right?” TCU guard Alex Robinson Jr. said. “We’ve gotta find that hair or else he might lose his superpowers.” In the movie Space Jam, aliens steal the basketball abilities of NBA players Charles Barkley, Shawn Bradley, Patrick Ewing, Larry Johnson and Muggsy Bogues.“That’s [the shag] what allowed him to jump, and I don’t know if he can dunk now,” TCU guard Michael Williams said. The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive yearslast_img read more

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Leading suspect in Maguindanao massacre tries to get charges dropped

first_img Help by sharing this information Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa to go further Organisation RSF_en PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Philippines Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago Andal Ampatuan Jr. , Andal Ampatuan Sr. and Zaldy Ampatuan.Fifteen months after a politically-motivated massacre on 23 November 2009 in the southern province of Maguindanao in which 32 journalists were killed, the case against the alleged killers has ground to a halt.The accused masterminds – Andal Ampatuan Sr. and his two sons, Andal Ampatuan Jr. and Zaldy Ampatuan – and the members of the Ampatuan family private militia who allegedly carried out the gruesome massacre have still not been tried.Some of them are waiting to be freed on bail and Zaldy Ampatuan, the suspended governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), has petitioned the Court of Appeals for a review of the Department of Justice finding of probable cause in his case. If the court rules in his favour, not only would he be released but all charges against him would be dropped.Reporters Without Borders warns President Benigno Aquino III’s administration that it will break its promise to combat impunity if it yields to the pressure from the Ampatuan family. Everything possible must be done to hold the trial within a reasonable period and Zaldy Ampatuan must be shown no leniency. In view of the gravity of this mass murder, the credibility of the Philippine justice system is now at stake.The press freedom organization voices its support for all the relatives of the massacre victims who demonstrated today in Manila in protest against Zaldy Ampatuan’s possible release.More information about the massacre, the deadliest in the media’s history:http://en.rsf.org/philippines-tribute-to-victims-one-year-after-22-11-20…————————-Damning testimony for Ampatuan clan08-09-2010“That’s easy, father. We kill all of them when they come here.” This is what Andal Ampatuan Jr allegedly told his father, the head of the Ampatuan clan, according to one of the first witnesses in the trial of the 196 clan members, mostly militiamen, who are charged with the November 2009 massacre of 57 civilians, including 32 journalists, in the southern province of Maguindanao.The testimony, given by a former family employee who attended a meeting at the home of the leading defendant’s father, then provincial governor Andal Ampatuan Sr, six days before the massacre, clearly indicated that the massacre was premeditated.The former employee, Lakmudin Saliao, quoted the father as replying: “Do not entrust the roadblock to others. You yourself should stop them at the highway, near the place where a backhoe is conducting some diggings.” The subject of the alleged meeting was how the family should respond to a political rival’s plans for a motorcade through the province led by the rival’s wife, who was one of the victims. It was evident from Saliao’s testimony that Andal Ampatuan Jr made it clear to his father that he intended to kill all of the motorcade’s members.Saliao gave his evidence when the trial resumed yesterday in Manila. Lawyers for the accused asked for a 10-day adjournment but Judge Jocelyn Reyer rejected the request.More information about the trial: http://en.rsf.org/philippines-a-lawyer-and-a-journalist-31-08-2010,38244… June 1, 2021 Find out more Receive email alertscenter_img PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped March 2, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Leading suspect in Maguindanao massacre tries to get charges dropped News News News News May 3, 2021 Find out more February 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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LA County to Re-Open Appointments for Marriage Licenses

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff 26 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News LA County to Re-Open Appointments for Marriage Licenses Published on Thursday, May 14, 2020 | 3:23 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Community Newscenter_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy For the first time in about two months, couples will be able to make marriage license appointments in Los Angeles County beginning Monday, it was announced Thursday.The Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, which closed all of its offices to the public March 16 as part of an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus, said it has been working to implement an executive order earlier this month by California Gov. Gavin Newsom allowing marriage licenses to be issued utilizing videoconferencing.To make an appointment for services through the video conferencing system, one or both individuals must meet the following criteria:• one individual must be a resident of Los Angeles County;• both individuals must be in the same place within California;• both individuals must have valid government identification;• must have a device with video/audio capabilities such as a desktop or laptop computer, tablet or phone;• must have an Internet connection.The county will post information Monday on how to make an appointment for marriage licenses on its website at https://lavote.net/home/county- clerk/marriage-licenses-ceremonies/apply-for-a-marriage-license/apply. Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Top of the News Make a commentlast_img read more

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City Committee Will Hear Economic Update, Which Hinges Upon Outcome of Measure P

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Required fields are marked * STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Government City Committee Will Hear Economic Update, Which Hinges Upon Outcome of Measure P Meeting will include a forecast for several industries By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Monday, October 19, 2020 | 5:54 pm Make a comment Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday If Measure P fails to get voter approval on Nov. 3 and $18 million from Pasadena’s electric utility is not transferred to the city’s general fund, there could be “significant reductions” in other areas, said city Finance Director Matthew Hawkesworth.Hawkesworth’s comments came on the eve of a general financial update planned for Tuesday’s meeting of the City Council’s Economic Development and Technology (EDTech) Committee.According to Hawkesworth, the city’s fiscal year 2021 adopted budget was balanced with a commitment to maintaining a balanced budget and included delaying more than $8.5 million in capital improvement projects. The city’s five-year forecast shows a precariously tight budget in the coming years, so any significant revenue losses would require offsetting expenditure reductions to maintain a balanced budget.“To keep things in perspective, the power fund transfer to the general fund that is on the ballot this November [Measure P] represents $18 million in revenue to the general fund,” Hawkesworth said. “If this ballot measure is not supported by voters, the loss of this revenue will be impactful to the general fund budget and would require significant reductions.”According to city officials, the loss of these funds would impact 911 response, first responders, public health programs, senior services, homeless programs, housing programs, and street repairs.In other areas of the economy, a report by HDL Cos. included with the EDTech Committee agenda states the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of entire industries that generate sales and transaction taxes that are vital for governments to deliver public services.Sales tax is the city’s second-largest general fund revenue source, generating more than $55 million a year, according to Hawkesworth.“As part of preparing our April and June economic forecasts earlier this year, we acknowledged the second quarter of 2020 [April to June period] would be the bottoming out months for sales tax revenues,” according to the HDL report.“Beginning in March, shelter in place orders, coupled with county-based health and safety decisions, triggered immediate closure of businesses, a spike in unemployment, and much uncertainty about economic recovery.”According to the report:Despite seven straight quarters of declining construction permit issuance, delays caused by the pandemic workplace standards slowed projects enough to create a backlog that will mask the decrease of future development inventory through November for the Bay Area and Southern California regions.In business and industry, initial recovery is primarily related to accommodation to the pandemic and climate-related changes. Strong demand for warehouse and shipping technology and equipment support the shift to online shopping in addition to home offices and virtual classrooms, which does not bode well for local businesses.In the food and drug industries, people are expected to continue eating at home. Cannabis companies are adding new tax revenues as more establishments become open with approval from local jurisdictions. So far, Pasadena has issued two cannabis permits.Sales taxes from fuel and oil are expected to continue declining for the next three quarters, with recovery beginning in the spring of 2021.Brick and mortar turbulence will continue to linger as merchants navigate economic headwinds while trying to balance reopening stores with public health and safety concerns, the report states.Although consumer spending saw a quick recovery in June as retailers began opening doors, that has leveled off since July at just under 15 percent of pre-COVID levels. New demand for electronics, appliances, and home furnishings spurred by the need to create work from home and virtual learning environments are anticipated in the short term.“Federal stimulus combined with a lack of outlays on fuel and entertainment allowed households to make use of excess discretionary income,” the report states. “Initial third-quarter reports show spending being tempered as unemployment benefits expired and consumer confidence staggered to a six-year low. Our projections have tax volumes staying below the pre-pandemic peak through fiscal year 2021-22.” Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Gardaí give no signs of investigating the case of missing man

first_imgWhatsApp A GARDA file is being prepared for West Galway Coroner, Dr Ciaran MacLoughlin to hold an inquest into the death of 23-year old Limerick man Denis Walsh, the Limerick Post can reveal.However, Gardaí have declined to say if they will conduct an internal review of the investigation into Mr Walsh’s disappearance on March 9, 1996, and the subsequent discovery of his body four weeks later on Inis Mór.Mr Walsh’s family were informed last week that the forensic science laboratory had matched the body to DNA swabs taken from his parents a number of years ago.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In a signed statement, a senior Limerick Garda told the family that they have been left with “justifiable questions on how it took so long to identify Denis”.Gardaí have declined to say whether they found Denis Walsh’s DNA on some of his clothing that was provided to them by the Walsh family after he went missing.The clothing was returned to the family last week and Gardaí said they have now officially closed the missing person’s case.The Walsh family have sought files relating to the two Garda investigations,On February 5, the family learned for the first time that Denis’s unidentified remains had been stored in the mortuary at University Hospital Galway from 1996 to 2014.It was then buried in a communal grave, along with at least six other bodies, at Bohemore Cemetery in County Galway.Denis’s family visited his grave for the first time last Sunday.By prior arrangement, they were met by a Limerick-based Garda Inspector and a bereavement counsellor from University Hospital Galway.Denis Walsh jr (23), Caherdavin, Limerick who had been missing since 1996. A body found over 25 years ago has been identified recently as Denis Walsh jr.Photograph: Liam Burke Press 22The family were told Denis’s remains were at all times treated with dignity and respect from when they were found 25 years ago to when they were buried nine years ago.The family is seeking to have the remains exhumed from Bohermore and buried in Limerick but they have been informed by authorities it may take up to six months for this to be done as his remains are buried beneath the body of another man.They will have to seek permission from the family of the man who was laid to rest above Denis but the final decision on exhumation and reburial will rest with the Coroner.Gardaí declined to answer a series of questions put to them by this reporter on behalf of the Walsh family, including whether or not they are reviewing why Gardaí failed to identify Mr Walsh’s remains earlier.There was no response to a query about which Garda station was responsible for investigating the body find.There w as no comment on whether Galway Gardaí had contacted other Garda stations in 1996, particularly Limerick Gardaí, who had filed a report on Mr Walsh going missing four weeks previously.They also declined to comment when asked if Galway Gardaí had checked at the time for details of missing persons.Neither was there an answer to the question of whether or not Gardaí in Galway were made aware of the appeal for information on Denis Walsh’s whereabouts made on the RTÉ Crimeline television programme on May 13, 1996. However, a Garda spokeswoman did confirm that they were “preparing a file for the information of the Coroner in respect of the discovery of the remains of Denis Walsh in 1996”.“An Garda Siochana will continue to liaise with the family through this process and will be making no further comment,” she added.In an earlier response, the spokeswoman confirmed the body was “retained at the mortuary, University Hospital Galway until burial in a county council graveyard, arranged by University Hospital Galway following consultation with the Coroner”.“This case was recorded and investigated as a missing person’s case, and is now closed.”Gardaí also confirmed that “bodily samples were taken and forwarded to the Forensic Science Laboratory in an effort to identify the deceased”.These samples were examined in July 2008, March 2011 and June 2017 but a match was not found.Members of Denis’s family, including his parents Mary and Denis Snr, brothers Mike and Paul and sister Ann, joined together in prayer at his graveside last Sunday.“Going to Galway was very emotional  and strange but also nice to see the grave. A neighbour of ours who is now living in Galway had left flowers and a photo of Denis on the grave which was lovely. It was a nice gesture,” said Mike Walsh.His brother Paul delivered a tribute at the graveside from a handwritten page that was soaked by a torrential downpour.“It was miserable weather but maybe it was apt for how we were all feeling,” Paul said afterwards.The family took some solace from the care and attention of the workers who had prepared the graveside “in keeping with what we would have hoped it would be”, Paul said.“We couldn’t linger too long because of the rain but we were satisfied it was a decent grave and it seems Denis was laid to rest with dignity.“We each said our own private prayers and then I said a few words, I had to stop a few times, it was an emotional day, a strange day. It’s strange to be mourning someone who died 25 years ago.“I find I’m doing okay and then I’ll be talking to someone about it and I’ll feel the tears welling up and I have to change the topic of the conversation,” Paul added.Denis Walsh Snr said the family would continue to seek answers as to why it appeared the authorities hadn’t thought to let them know a body had been recovered 60 miles from Limerick  three weeks after Denis Jnr went missing.There was a positive sighting of Denis Walsh on March 13, 1996 in a Limerick cafe, however the trail ran cold until his partially decomposed and unidentified body surfaced on the Inis Mór shoreline 25 days later.“There will have to be an inquest now and we have looked for documentation from both Galway and Limerick. They haven’t come up with it yet but they will have to hand it over,” Denis Walsh Snr said.“Twenty-five days, and it might have been even less than that,” Denis Snr said .Over the years they were searching for Denis, he recalls how police in the UK contacted Gardaí in Limerick about a body being found washed up in Cornwall.“They were able to get notice on a body from Cornwall and they weren’t able to get notice on a body found up the road, sixty miles away,” he added.Gardaí had given Denis’s dental records to Interpol but his family was told that “there was nothing by way of identification from dental records, fingerprints, or clothing which may have assisted in Denis’s identification in 1996 when his remains were recovered”.When he finally saw the grave where his son was buried, Denis Snr was overcome with emotion.“I feel worse now, to tell you the truth. All the things that were missed. Christ almighty, had they no training. If you put out a crowd of young fellas, they’d nearly have done better.”“If you were involved in it, surely you’d be listening to the radio or looking at Crimeline on the television,” he added.The family have also sought a report on a post mortem examination carried out on Denis Jnr’s remains. Advertisement Facebook Linkedin NewsGardaí give no signs of investigating the case of missing manBy David Raleigh – February 19, 2021 1142 center_img Email Twitter Print Previous articleLime Tree Theatre presents Defying Gravity starring Jean McGlynn, Jessica Bray and Hollie O’Donoghue, Limerick’s Musical Theatre Royalty.Next articleOn This Day: U20 Footballers advance in Munster QF as Hurlers pick up wins in 2017 and 2011 David Raleighlast_img read more

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[Students vs UGC] Can State Disaster Management Authority Direct To Cancel Exams Overriding UGC Guidelines? Asks SC

first_imgTop Stories[Students vs UGC] Can State Disaster Management Authority Direct To Cancel Exams Overriding UGC Guidelines? Asks SC Sanya Talwar9 Aug 2020 11:22 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday adjourned till August 14(Friday) the hearing on a batch of petitions challenging the direction issued by the University Grants Commission (UGC) to Universities to hold final year examinations by September 30.The top court adjourned the matter after Solicitor General, Tushar Mehta, appearing for the UGC, sought time to respond to the affidavits filed by…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 Supreme Court on Monday adjourned till August 14(Friday) the hearing on a batch of petitions challenging the direction issued by the University Grants Commission (UGC) to Universities to hold final year examinations by September 30.The top court adjourned the matter after Solicitor General, Tushar Mehta, appearing for the UGC, sought time to respond to the affidavits filed by Maharashtra & Delhi governments’ conveying to the Supreme Court that they have directed the cancellation of final year exams.”How can states cancel exams when UGC is empowered to confer degrees?”, the SG asked.The Maharashtra Government’s decision was based on the direction of the State Disaster Management Authority.In this regard, the bench asked the SG to respond to the issue whether the Disaster Management Act will override the directions of UGC.The SG also said that students should continue to prepare regardless of the pendency of the case.”If exams aren’t conducted, students can’t get a degree. That’s the law”, SG said.A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and M R Shah was considering a batch of petitions filed by Praneeth K & 30 other petitioners, Yuva Sena led by Aditya Thackeray, Yash Dubey and others.SC has granted time to solicitor general Tushar Mehta to file a reply on affidavits of Maharashtra & Delhi Government wherein they’ve stated that no examinations shall be conducted in the pandemic situation.The case will now be taken up on August 14.#StudentsLivesMatter— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) August 10, 2020Last week, the Top Court had asked both Delhi & Maharashtra to bring on record, their stand regarding the conduct of exams.In response, the Maharashtra Government has informed the Supreme Court that the State Disaster Management Authority has taken the ‘conscious decision’ of not holding final year examinations of both professional and non-professional courses in the state after assessing all the pros and cons in the matter.The Delhi Government also informed the Court that the Deputy Chief Minister/Higher and Technical Education Minister of NCT of Delhi on July 11 directed all Delhi state Universities to cancel all written online and offline semester examinations including final year examinations.It also submitted that it has suggested that Universities devise alternative assessment measures to promote students of intermediary semesters and grant degrees to students of final semesters.The UGC has filed a counter-affidavit in the matter stating that the direction was issued in the interest of “academic future of students”, and health and safety aspects were taken into consideration. It stated that the deadline of September 30 was set on the basis of inputs from experts, and argued that the scope of judicial review over academic decisions was very minimal. It pointed out that the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Human Resources Development permit the conduct of exams.The students filed a rejoinder to the UGC’s affidavit, stating that it “has been showing apathy towards the students”. The rejoinder filed by the 31 student-petitioners contended that UGC has failed to take into account many aspects like rising COVID19 cases, floods in Assam, lack of connectivity in J&K, lockdown in many parts etc.Instead of holding final semester exams, the petitioners suggested that aggregate of previous semester exams be awarded to students. A final year/ final term student has already completed 85-90% of the course, they pointed out. This will enable many students to secure jobs or admission in foreign universities at the earliest. The award of degrees to final year students on the basis of their internal assessment/ past-performance, by July 31, will also enable many of them to get a job and financially assist their families amid COVID19, they said.UGC has overlooked the fact that no real or virtual classes have been conducted during last 4-5 months in most of the colleges across India, and conducting final exams without classes is unjust, stated the students’ rejoinder.The students further stated that only 1/3rd of the Indian population has access to the internet and conducting exams via online mode will deprive 2/3rd students from equal opportunity to appear in exams.Next Storylast_img read more

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Excluding Married Daughter From Seeking Benefit Of Compassionate Appointment Is Unconstitutional: Karnataka High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesExcluding Married Daughter From Seeking Benefit Of Compassionate Appointment Is Unconstitutional: Karnataka High Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK15 Dec 2020 8:35 PMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court held that excluding a married daughter from consideration for appointment on compassionate ground is unconstitutional.If the marital status of a son does not make any difference in law to his entitlement for seeking appointment on compassionate grounds, the marital status of a daughter should make no difference, as the married daughter does not cease to be a part of…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 Karnataka High Court held that excluding a married daughter from consideration for appointment on compassionate ground is unconstitutional.If the marital status of a son does not make any difference in law to his entitlement for seeking appointment on compassionate grounds, the marital status of a daughter should make no difference, as the married daughter does not cease to be a part of the family and law cannot make an assumption that married sons alone continue to be the part of the family, Justice M Nagaprasanna observed while allowing a writ petition filed by a woman.One Bhuvaneshwari V. Puranik had approached the High Court challenging the denial of consideration for appointment on compassionate ground on the death of her father on the score that she is “a married daughter”. She contended that the Rule 2(1)(a)(i), Rule 2(1)(b) and Rule 3(2)(i)(c) of the Karnataka Civil Services (Appointment on Compassionate Grounds) Rules, 1996 are ultravires the Constitution as it violates Article 14 of the Constitution of India.In this case, the deceased Government servant had a son and a daughter. The son declined the appointment on the ground that he is not willing. The claim made by the daughter was denied on the ground she is married. The factor of dependency which is the key to grant or deny compassionate appointment is not even considered in the case at hand since the definition of ‘dependants’ and ‘family’ exclude the daughter who is married, the court noted.The court observed that the Rules insofar as it creates division of the same object of appointment on the basis of gender by granting appointment to a son without any qualification and denying the same to a daughter with the qualification of “marriage” cannot but be held to be discriminatory. The court said:Marriage does not determine the continuance of the relationship of a child with the parent, whether son or a daughter. Son continues to be a son both before and after marriage and a daughter also should continue to be a daughter both before and after marriage. This relationship does not get effaced by the fact of marriage, as marriage does not severe the relationship of the daughter with the parent. These relationships are neither governed nor defined by marital status. This notion on which the Rule is framed cannot answer the tests of Articles 14 and 15 of the Constitution of India.The bench observed that the exclusion of married daughters from the ambit of expression ‘family’ in the above referred Rules is illegal and unconstitutional being violative of Articles 14 and 15 of the Constitution and therefore struck down the word “unmarried”.”The Rule that is called in question and has fallen for interpretation, without a shadow of a doubt is discriminatory as the words “unmarried” permeates through the entire fabric of Rule 2 and 3 as extracted hereinabove to deny appointment to a married daughter. If the Rule is left as it is, in view of my preceding analysis, would create a discrimination on the basis of gender. If the marital status of a son does not make any difference in law to his entitlement for seeking appointment on compassionate grounds, the marital status of a daughter should make no difference, as the married daughter does not cease to be a part of the family and law cannot make an assumption that married sons alone continue to be the part of the family. Therefore, the Rule which becomes violative of Articles 14, 15 on its interpretation will have to be struck down as unconstitutional as excluding the daughters purely on the basis of marriage will constitute an impermissible discrimination which is invidious and be violative of Articles 14 and 15 of the Constitution of India. It should be remembered that “nature bestows so much on women; the law cannot bestow too little” Holding thus, the bench directed the state reconsider the claim of the petitioner for appointment on compassionate grounds. The High Courts of Rajasthan,  Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Madras, Allahabad, etc have passed similar judgments in the past holding that such exclusion of married daughters is unconstitutional. The Calcutta High Court has held that a divorced daughter would come under the definition of an “unmarried daughter” and would be eligible for appointment on compassionate grounds.CASE: BHUVANESHWARI V.PURANIK vs. STATE OF KARNATAKA [WRIT PETITION No.17788/2018 ]CORAM: JUSTICE M. NAGAPRASANNA COUNSEL: ADV MANMOHAN.P.N, AAG R.SUBRAMANYA ALONG WITH AGA R.SRINIVASA GOWDAClick here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

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