Champion Breweries Plc (CHAMPB.ng) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgChampion Breweries Plc (CHAMPB.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Champion Breweries Plc (CHAMPB.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Champion Breweries Plc (CHAMPB.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Champion Breweries Plc (CHAMPB.ng)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileChampion Breweries Plc is an established brewery in Nigeria manufacturing Champion Lager Beer and Champ Malta as well as a selection on non-alcoholic beverages. The company also brews and packages products under contract to Nigerian Breweries Plc. The main brands in its product portfolio are Champion Lager Beer and Champ Malta. Champ Malta is a flavoured beer with a golden colour and distinct aroma. The company has undergone a number of name changes; established as South East Breweries Limited, the name changed to Cross River Breweries Limited and thereafter to Champion Breweries Limited which was later changed to Champion Breweries Plc. In 2011, Consolidated Breweries acquired a 57% equity stake in Champion Breweries which was originally held by Montgomery Ventures Inc (Panama). In 2013, Raysun Nigeria Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Heineken, purchased Consolidated Breweries and now holds a majority equity stake in Champion Breweries Plc. The company’s head office is in Akwa Ibon state, Nigeria. Champion Breweries Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgAutomatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileAutomatic Systems Limited operates a totalisator system for horse racing and football betting. The company runs its operations through is two subsidiaries, Supertote which deals with the horse racing bets and Superscore which deals with the football bets. Automatic System Limited organises this betting platform for the horse racing in liaison with the Mauritius Turf Club in Mauritius. The company also runs this betting platform for soccer in Africa. Automatic Systems Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Looking to protect your portfolio from coronavirus? I’d buy these 3 UK stocks

first_img Paul Summers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Paul Summers | Friday, 31st July, 2020 | More on: CCC CEY WINE The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Momentum can a powerful force in investing. What rises in value tends to go on doing so as people rush for a slice of the action, creating a virtuous circle. That’s certainly been the case with a number of UK stocks recently.Here are three that investors can’t stop buying. 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…Top UK stockLike nearly all stocks, IT specialist Computacenter (LSE: CCC) was hit hard by the market crash in March. Since then however, the share price has doubled. When you consider just how bullish last week’s trading statement was, it’s not hard to see why.As a result of people needing to work from home during lockdown, Computacenter said it has seen huge demand for equipment and services. Adjusted pre-tax profit in the first six months of 2020 was consequently “substantially ahead” of that achieved over the same period in 2019.Looking ahead, the firm now believes that adjusted profits in H2 will be “much improved” on the forecast given in April and that 2020 will turn out to be “a year of material progress“.Of course, the usual caveats apply: no investment is ever ‘safe’ and there’s the possibility that a lot of this good news is already priced in.Then again, concerns over a second coronavirus wave could force the share price even higher. Regardless, the growing trend of companies allowing their employees to work from home more often can surely only be a good thing for Computacenter.At 21 times forecast earnings, this UK stock isn’t cheap. Nevertheless, I think there’s potential for more gains ahead. Gold price beneficiaryBack in May, I suggested that £2bn cap gold miner Centamin (LSE: CEY) could be a good hedge against a looming recession. After all, gold has historically been a great store of value in troubled times. Since then, of course, the precious metal’s price has rocketed to a record high. Centamin has followed suit, rising 20%. If you’d bought this UK stock in the dark days of March, you’d have pretty much doubled your capital. I suspect this momentum will continue for a while yet. This is especially likely if the US Federal Reserve orders another bout of money-printing. Such a move further increases the risk of inflation — something gold helps to protect investors from. Centamin’s shares currently trade on 16 times forecast earnings. Considering the precarious state of the global economy and the company is debt-free and still paying dividends, that still doesn’t feel excessive.In demandA final UK stock that investors can’t get enough of is online wine-seller Naked Wines (LSE:WINE). Again, the share price has almost doubled since mid-March. That’s a seriously good result considering most small-cap companies haven’t rallied as strongly as those in the FTSE 350. Then again, this shouldn’t come as a complete surprise. Like Computacenter, Naked Wines has been a huge beneficiary of people spending more time at home. Last week’s trading update revealed a 67% jump in total sales in June compared to the same month in 2019. For Q1 as a whole, sales were 77% higher.With numbers like these, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to challenge management’s belief that Naked is “ideally positioned to be a long-term winner from the inflection in consumer demand for online wine”. As the potential for more local lockdowns in the UK grows, Naked’s purple patch could well be extended.   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! 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. Enter Your Email Address 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!center_img Image source: Getty Images 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Looking to protect your portfolio from coronavirus? I’d buy these 3 UK stocks See all posts by Paul Summers Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

Residential M / Studio Madouh

first_img “COPY” Housing Manufacturers: Technal, Jotun, ABBArchitect In Charge:Naser MadouhCity:RawdaCountry:KuwaitMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nelson GarridoRecommended ProductsCompositesLamitechPlastic facades PanelexCompositesULMA Architectural SolutionsPolymer Concrete Facade in Sinafer HeadquartersWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. A collection of intersecting rocks form the sweeping dune compound of RESIDENTIAL M external skin that defines the internal program of 5 residential units and their exclusive interior oasis leading to a conjuring representation of the desert culture. While respecting the value of the surroundings and maintaining traditional Arabic functions as a whole, each unit sustains its individual contemporary identity. The whole project strip reflects a unified scheme through the design in the use of the natural stone against a white canvas allowing the project to tie together as a single development.Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoSave this picture!Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoInspired by the Desert Dunes and Oasis, the compound cleverly unites the two contradictory characteristics of a required function with a conflicting form. Through specific volume arrangements, a unified palette and natural materials, the design have achieved a seamless open flow between spaces, drawing on views and nature privately when the residents still all have the benefits of a big glass facade and the sun can pleasantly flood in.Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoSave this picture!© Nelson GarridoWhile Residential M belongs to 1 family yet consists of 5 different units and have to meet each of the resident’s expectation as well as budget, all of them maintain links to each other gracefully with bridges and walk ways that are situated between micro climate luscious gardens and over cooling water surfaces to promote interaction and ease of flow. The unified shell on one hand, respects privacy and controls temperature, on the other hand it successfully attained openness, green pockets, and reduces direct heat gain as the project is situated in one of the hottest countries on the map.Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoThe ease of connections between the dwellings and the clever facade attributes also allows for flexibility in space exchange and loss. Over time, and with different ages as people grow, they tend to want less or more spaces depending on their needs. Connected dwellings give the ease of space exchange with simply closing one door or opening one pathway without interrupting the exterior casing of the compound.Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoProject gallerySee allShow lessTips for Lighting Interior Spaces for ChildrenArticlesUpdated Images Reveal Interior Space of Heatherwick’s Lantern House in New YorkArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Rawda, KuwaitLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Area:  2529 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeStudio MadouhOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingRawdaOn FacebookKuwaitPublished on February 03, 2020Cite: “Residential M / Studio Madouh” 03 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Residential M / Studio MadouhSave this projectSaveResidential M / Studio Madouh Save this picture!© Nelson Garrido+ 14Curated by Hana Abdel Share ArchDaily CopyHousing•Rawda, Kuwait “COPY” Year: center_img Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932984/residential-m-studio-madouh Clipboard 2019 Photographs Residential M / Studio Madouh ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932984/residential-m-studio-madouh Clipboard Architects: Studio Madouh Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Nelson Garrido Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Kuwaitlast_img read more

BT Chairman presents employee volunteer awards

first_imgBT Chairman presents employee volunteer awards Tagged with: Awards A total of 14 BT Chairman’s Awards and £23,000 was distributed at the latest ceremony. The BT chairman personally selects the winners of the Chairman’s Awards from hundreds of applications short-listed by a judging panel.Sir Christopher Bland said: “Throughout my time as Chairman of BT I have always been inspired by the dedication BT people show to such a variety of voluntary groups throughout the country and indeed the world. It is absolutely right that this dedication is recognised by BT and that voluntary work is encouraged across the company. I congratulate Lorraine and commend her long term commitment to Youth for Unity.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 July 2007 | Newscenter_img  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. BT’s chairman Sir Christopher Bland has presented his final Chairman’s Awards for employee volunteers before he retires in September. The BT Chairman’s Awards are the highest accolade of the company’s employee charity scheme, BT Community Champions.This scheme has been running for more than ten years and recognises the dedication of BT employees around the world who are involved on a voluntary basis within their local community. More than 6,500 organisations have benefited from the scheme since it began. In 2006-07, BT supported its employees’ charity work with awards of up to £200,000 through these schemes. Lorraine Reade, a complex billing enquiries consultant from Liverpool was awarded the highest honour, the £5,000 outstanding achievement award. Lorraine won for her involvement with Youth for Unity, a community group that engages young people in worldwide peace projects. She dedicates more than 60 hours of volunteering to the group each month and has been involved with the group for 18 years. Advertisementlast_img read more

£5m donation to the British Lung Foundation for mesothelioma research

first_img Howard Lake | 1 November 2016 | News  220 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis43 The British Lung Foundation has received a donation of £5 million from the Victor Dahdaleh Foundation for mesothelioma research. This matches the government funding announced in the budget in March to set up the National Mesothelioma Research Centre at Imperial College. This major grant will allow the charity to fund research into mesothelioma at the University of Leicester and Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Cambridge.The British Lung Foundation will also use the funding to establish a Mesothelioma Research Network, to include the research programmes at Leicester and Papworth in Cambridge together with other specialist mesothelioma centres across the country.Dr Penny Woods, chief executive of the British Lung Foundation said:“This unprecedented and generous donation from the Victor Dahdaleh Foundation means we can co-ordinate a network of researchers into mesothelioma and ensure that the number and scope of research projects and clinical trials can be greatly increased. This investment will help to speed up much needed progress in finding better treatments and, eventually, a cure for this awful killer disease.”She added that the charity “won’t stop until a cure is found”.Victor Dahdaleh said: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis43 “While the UK already has world leading expertise in studying and treating mesothelioma, we hope that our donation, matching the government funding announced earlier this year, will enhance research programmes and enable closer collaboration between all those working hard to bring tangible benefits to patients affected by this dreadful disease.“The professionalism and commitment already shown by the British Lung Foundation and the teams at Papworth, Leicester and Imperial give us confidence that together we can make a real difference over the next four years.”Professor Dean Fennell, Chair of Thoracic Medical Oncology University of Leicester and Professor of Thoracic Medical Oncology at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, said:“This generous investment will help us in developing innovative treatments in the fight against mesothelioma, offering new hope to people who have been diagnosed with the disease and helping to transform lives.”Dr Robert Rintoul, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Lead Clinician for Cancer and Director of Clinical Trials Unit Collaboration at Papworth Hospital commented:“Papworth Hospital is delighted to be a part of the new Mesothelioma Network, following generous funding from the Victor Dahdaleh Foundation.“Papworth already has considerable experience in surgical clinical trials in mesothelioma and hosts MesobanK, the UK’s mesothelioma tissue bank which was initially funded by the Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research Fund and the British Lung Foundation. This donation will help secure the long term future of MesobanK ensuring that it is able to continue to support mesothelioma research nationally and internationally.”What is mesothelioma?Mesothelioma is a type of cancer in the chest or abdomen, caused by inhaling asbestos fibres. It affects over 5,400 people in the UK, and numbers have increased over the last four decades. There is no cure and the disease often kills with frightening speed – the average time of survival after diagnosis is only 11 months.The Victor Dahdaleh FoundationThe Victor Dahdaleh Foundation was set up by businessman and philanthropist Victor Dahdaleh to focus on education and healthcare around the world. In the field of education, the Foundation funds a range of scholarship programmes to give disadvantaged young people the opportunity to study at some of the world’s top universities.In support of global health advancement, the Victor Dahdaleh Foundation donates to a wide range of medical programmes and academic institutions, funding leading research in areas such as cancer, cardiovascular health and neuroscience.  219 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Funding £5m donation to the British Lung Foundation for mesothelioma research 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.last_img read more

Amendment will allow government agency to use private sector to monitor the Internet

February 4, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Amendment will allow government agency to use private sector to monitor the Internet RSF_en RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story News Follow the news on France Help by sharing this information FranceEurope – Central Asia FranceEurope – Central Asia News June 4, 2021 Find out more May 10, 2021 Find out more Organisation “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Receive email alerts News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Reporters Without Borders condemns the National Assembly’s adoption of an amendment proposed by the government that could allow the High Authority for the Diffusion of Art Works and Copyright Protection on the Internet (HADOPI) to pay private-sector companies to carry out online surveillance and filtering.Adopted discreetly on the night of 1 February, Amendment 151 to the Law on Simplifying and Improving the Quality of Laws would permit the HADOPI to “provide support for innovative research and experimentation projects by state or privately-owned entities that help the Authority to fulfil its mission.”Reporters Without Borders supports the decision taken by the Socialist Party’s parliamentary group to refer the amendment to the Constitutional Council. The Laws Commission and some of the ruling party’s parliamentarians also opposed the amendment.Under the guise of simplifying the relevant legislation, the amendment will enable the HADOPI to use the private sector to help it carry out its job of monitoring the licit and illicit use of copyright-protected works online. Reporters Without Borders fears the possibility of impartiality in an area affecting fundamental freedoms.———————————————————————————–Second wave of warning emails under controversial HADOPI law17.01.2011Reporters Without Borders is concerned to see that the French authorities have advanced to the second stage of enforcement of the controversial HADOPI law, under which Internet users suspected of illegal file-sharing could end up having their Internet connection suspended.After starting to send warning emails on 5 October, the authorities have announced that they are now sending out a second wave of emails accompanied by a certified letter. If violators continue to illegally download copyrighted material, the HADOPI’s Rights Protection Commission (CPD) can then ask a judge to order their Internet Service Provider to disconnect them for a month.According to CPD president Mireille Imbert-Quaretta, 70,000 Internet users have so far received an initial warning email under HADOPI’s “graduated response” procedure. She acknowledged that it was impossible to verify whether the warnings had actually been read by the persons to whom they were sent.Imbert-Quaretta’s claim that the authorities have “reached the rate of 2,000 warnings a day” suggests to Reporters Without Borders that they are paying too much attention to figures. The press freedom organization regards the suspension of Internet access as a violation of freedom of expression and HADOPI’s so-called judicial guarantees as nothing more than an illusion.The 70,000 email warnings so far sent are the outcome of 100,000 requests to ISPs to identify suspected offenders from IP addresses. Imbert-Quaretta still hopes to reach the rate of 10,000 warnings a day, the volume cited when parliament debated the HADOPI law.“Less than 10 per cent of those who were sent warnings (about 7,000 people), got back to us directly,” Imbert-Quaretta said. “Three quarters of them asked us to identify the offending material, while the others disputed the claim or suggested that their computers must have been hacked.”Hackers are able to use other people’s Internet connections, so there is a real risk of people being wrongly convicted of illegal file-sharing. Imbert-Quaretta’s response is that “everyone has a duty to protect their connection,” but this ignores the enormous disparities in knowledge of computer technology on the part of the public.The government issued a decree on 12 October requiring ISPs to send these warning emails to their subscribers. One ISP, Free, filed an appeal against the decree on 10 December claiming it violated the confidentiality of its subscribers’ personal data. The case is still pending. June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further News read more

Donegal South-West by-election will cost taxpayer more than €300,000

first_imgNewsx Adverts Twitter By News Highland – November 8, 2010 Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Facebook NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Facebook Google+ Donegal South-West by-election will cost taxpayer more than €300,000 Google+center_img WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleEfforts to remove 33 pilot whales found dead of Rutland Island will be made todayNext articleCalls for parking restrictions in Strabane to be relaxed News Highland LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter Pinterest It’s been claimed the imminent by-election in Donegal is set to turn into a very costly affair for the taxpayer and come with a final bill of more than €300,000.The recent Dublin South by-election cost €212,136, according to newly published figures from the Department of Finance.The by-election in Donegal South West will come with a similar price tag to the Dublin South by-election, on top of the legal costs arising from the court case taken by Sinn Fein to get the election held.Experts estimate the legal bill could be between €100,000 and €150,000 but it is likely to rise further because the Cabinet decided to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court.Fine Gael’s claiming that there would be a huge saving to the taxpayer if all four by-elections were held on the same day.The Government has been forced to hold the long-awaited by-election on November 25 after a damning High Court ruling.It means the Government will have to focus on campaigning for the Donegal South West by-election just before the crucial December 7 Budget — although there will be fewer ministerial visits than normal to the constituency. WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

‘Repeal Farm Laws’ : Kerala Assembly Passes Unanimous Resolution In Special Session

first_imgNews Updates’Repeal Farm Laws’ : Kerala Assembly Passes Unanimous Resolution In Special Session LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK30 Dec 2020 11:56 PMShare This – xThe Kerala legislative assembly passed a unanimous resolution on Thursday urging the Central Government to take urgent steps to repeal the three contentious farm laws, against which several groups of farmers are holding protests.Though the lone BJP MLA in the 140-member house, O Rajagopal, orally opposed certain remarks in the resolution brought by the left front government during 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 legislative assembly passed a unanimous resolution on Thursday urging the Central Government to take urgent steps to repeal the three contentious farm laws, against which several groups of farmers are holding protests.Though the lone BJP MLA in the 140-member house, O Rajagopal, orally opposed certain remarks in the resolution brought by the left front government during the discussion, he abstained from voting.The opposition coalition, the congress-led UDF, supported the resolution against the three farm laws – Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act and Essential Commodities(Amendment) Act.The resolution tabled by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan stated that agriculture markets are state subjects as per item 28(Markets and Fairs) in the second list of seventh schedule of the Constitution.”Since it is a matter directly affecting the States, the Central Government ought to have taken steps for inter-state discussions before the passing of the laws. It is a matter of serious concern that the laws were hastily passed without even sending them for the consideration of the standing committee of the Parliament”, the resolution read.Explained: The 3 Farmers Bills And The Controversies Surrounding ThemThe resolution highlighted that the protesting farmers apprehend that the three laws will affect the Minimum Support Price(MSP) system. Taking note of the steep price fall of agricultural products and the rising farmers suicides, the Central Government ought to take steps to assure MSP for products.The resolution further states that the laws weaken the collective bargaining power of farmers before large corporates. The laws do not provide adequate provisions to protect farmers, who lack the capacity to wage legal battles against corporates.”What is required is a system where the Central Government takes the initiative to procure products from farmers at fair prices for distribution. Instead of that, the Central Government has created a situation which is conducive for corporates to take hold of the farm produces. The Central Government has gone back on its commitment to assure fair prices for products”, the resolution reads.The resolution points out that 32 farmers have lost their lives during the last 35 days of protests. Since India is holding the second position globally in terms of COVID-19 cases, the Centre ought to have refrained from making laws which invite public protests. The protests are fuelled by the massive fall in agriculture prices during COVID-19.The resolution also expresses the apprehension that the continuation of the protests will affect the supplies to Kerala, which is predominantly a consumer state. Further, the resolution raises the apprehension that the removal of pulses and cereals from the ambit of Essential Commodities Act will affect food security and will lead to hoarding and blackmarketing.It is also highlighted that Kerala is a state which has successfully implemented land reforms and has made commendable moves to resolve agrarian crisis through local bodies and cooperative movements.Last week, Kerala Governor Arif Muahmmed Khan had refused to give assent to convene a special assembly session on December 24 for discussing the resolution against farm laws. The Governor then said that there was no emergency situation warranting the special session. This was strongly flayed by the Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who shot off a letter saying that the Governor was abusing his discretionary powers by withholding assent. Following that, the Governor agreed to give assent for the special session today.Your Ministers, Sir, Are Not Just Your Instruments of GovernmentLast year, on the same day, the Kerala assembly had passed a resolution demanding the repeal of the Citizenship Amendment Act, which was termed as a law against” the principles of Secularism and Equality doctrine, which are parts of basic structure of the Constitution of India”.Thousands of farmers, mostly from Punjab, have been camping near Delhi borders since November 26 demanding the withdrawal of three laws. The Supreme Court is seized of a batch of petitions which challenge the constitutionality of these laws. The top court is also considering another set of petitions which seek the removal of protesting farmers from Delhi borders. While considering those pleas, a bench led by the CJI observed that the farmers have the right to continue protests in a peaceful manner. The top court also said that it was thinking of constituting an independent committee to hold negotiations between the protesters and the government to resolve the statalemate. The CJI also suggested to the Attorney General that the Central Government could think of withholding the implementation of these contentious laws to facilitate talks.Click here to read/download the resolution(in Malayalam)Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Johnston pays tribute to Bowden

first_imgLatest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author Published 3:00 am Thursday, July 14, 2016 “‘I have drunk from a well I did not dig. I have warmed from a fire I did not build.’ In each of our lives there are about five people that have made a difference in our lives,” Johnston said. “They might be our parents, grandparents, teachers, coaches, preachers or friends. Or they might be the company commander of the National Guard.”Johnston said when the National Guard Unit was organized in Brundidge in 1953, Lawrence Bowden was the company commander. Having grown up in Brundidge, Johnston already knew Bowden when he joined the National Guard. He knew him first as a kind and compassionate man. He knew him later as a no-nonsense, tough leader who knew where his solders were to go and made sure they got there.“Captain Bowden was a tough disciplinarian but he was fair,” Johnston said. 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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 By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like Troy Utilities talks new electric, water meters Mike Davis, assistant general manager for utilities in Troy, spoke to residents at a utility committee meeting Tuesday about how… read more Johnston pays tribute to Bowden Donald Johnston Jr. of Eufaula established an honoree Rotary scholarship in honor of his longtime, friend and mentor Lawrence Bowden of Brundidge. The Brundudge Rotary Club recognized Johnston and Bowden at it’s Wednesday noon meeting.Donald Johnston Jr. returned home to Brundidge Wednesday to pay tribute to one who has made a difference in his life.Johnston was the featured guest at the lunch meeting of the Brundidge Rotary Club. He was there to establish an honorary Rotary Scholarship in the name of his longtime friend and mentor, Reuben Lawrence Bowden.In announcing the establishment of the scholarship, Johnston said he was reminded of an old saying.center_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “He expected a lot and he demanded that we gave a lot.”Johnston said Bowden has continued in leadership roles in the workplace and in the community.“Back when I heard that Lawrence had been appointed the director of the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, I knew we could expect him to make a lot of good things happen,” Johnston said.“Lawrence continues to be active in his church and in his community. And he is one of my top fives. Ferdie and I are proud to establish a Rotary Scholarship in the name of our good friend, Lawrence Bowden.” Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Bowden expressed appreciation to “Donald Jr. as we know him” and Ferdie for the tremendous honor.“When you get older, it’s hard not to be emotional,” Bowden said.“I’m proud to be called a friend of Donald Jr. What he has accomplished in his career has been amazing but he did so with calmness, persistence and generosity, not just here in his hometown but in Eufaula where he and Ferdie make their home.”Bowden said he is deeply honored to have a Rotary Scholarship established in his name. “There is no greater way to have an impact than by giving to others, especially by advancing education,” he said.“A college education gives graduate a leg up and we all benefit through teachers, doctors, lawyers – all the professional people in our lives.”Bowden thanked the Johnstons for the opportunity, through the scholarship awards, to be a part of something of great importance for years to come.Don Dickert, Brundidge Rotary president said Johnston and Bowden are “big people and big people have big hearts.”The Lawrence Bowden Scholarship was the third that has been established by Johnston and his wife, Ferdie. In 1997, the Johnstons established the Harold Rodgers Memorial Scholarship and in 2002, they established the R.L. “Bob” Godwin Scholarship. Over the years, 35 graduating seniors at local high schools have been the beneficiaries of the scholarships the couples established.Dickert said, a Johnston’s suggestion, the Rotary Club has formed a trust at Troy Bank & Trust for the club’s scholarship funds. Other donations have been made to the fund, making it beneficial to students and to the club. By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Print Articlelast_img read more