Ireland Blyth Limited (IBL.mu) 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgIreland Blyth Limited (IBL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Ireland Blyth Limited (IBL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ireland Blyth Limited (IBL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ireland Blyth Limited (IBL.mu)  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileIreland Blyth Limited is a company based in Mauritius and operates as a subsidiary of Compagnie d’Investissement et de Développement Limitée, since its acquisition in 2016. The company has running activities in the sectors of commerce, engineering, financial services, logistics, aviation, shipping, retail, and seafood and marine where services in the distribution and marketing of products such as frozen foods, pharmaceuticals and wellness products, and medical equipment, as well as offers warehousing and logistics support services are provided. Ireland Blyth Limited also supplies industrial chemicals and equipment, as well as engages in crop protection, agriculture, and irrigation systems, the sale of construction and material handling equipment. The company also provides solutions for electrical installations, refrigeration equipment, power management systems, construction tools, abrasives, and building materials, as well as provides mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fit out solutions. Ireland Blyth Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

BK Group Plc (BKG.ke) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgBK Group Plc (BKG.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about BK Group Plc (BKG.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BK Group Plc (BKG.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BK Group Plc (BKG.ke)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBK Group Plc formerly (Bank of Kigali Limited) is Rwanda’s largest commercial bank by assets and licensed by the country’s banking regulator, National Bank of Rwanda. It offers a full spectrum of products and services for retail banking, corporate banking and central treasury. Bank of Kigali SA commenced operations in 1967; initially as a joint venture between the government of Rwanda and Belgolaise, with each owning 50% of the ordinary share capital. In 2007, the government of Rwanda acquired the Belgolaise shareholding which increased its direct and indirect shareholding in the Bank of Kigali to 100% of the entire Issued Shares. The Bank changed its name to Bank of Kigali Limited in 2011 under a new law relating to companies. Bank of Kigali Limited now has 79 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda with its head office in the capital city, Kigali. BK Group Plc has a primary listing on the Rwanda Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Will the Lloyds share price recover in 2021?

first_img Enter Your Email Address Zaven Boyrazian | Monday, 15th March, 2021 | More on: LLOY The Lloyds (LSE:LLOY) share price was relatively volatile throughout 2020. In the early days of the pandemic, it was swinging up and down by double-digits over the space of a few weeks. But recently, things seem to have stabilised, and it’s now on a (mainly) upward trajectory.Over the last 12 months, the Lloyds share price has increased by 28% reaching 41p. This moves it closer to pre-pandemic levels of around 55p. But why is it now rising? And should I be adding the stock to my portfolio? Let’s take a look.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… Will the Lloyds share price recover in 2021? 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Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. 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. The Lloyds share price in 2020Lloyds is the second largest bank in the UK. And consequently, its performance is ultimately tied to that of the nation’s economy. This proved to be incredibly problematic in 2020 as the UK experienced one of the largest economic contractions ever recorded, with billions of pounds being lost.And that’s not the only challenge the bank had to contend with. Interest rates were once again cut, dropping to nearly 0%. This added even more pressure to Lloyds’ profit margins due to the reduced income from its business loans. What’s more, with both the impact of Covid-19 and the impact of Brexit, it’s unlikely that interest rates will be rising back to more favourable levels any time soon.All things considered, I’m not that surprised that the Lloyds share price plummeted to its lowest point in nearly a decade.Will the Lloyds share price recover in 2021?The UK government and devolved nations’ governments have been unveiling plans to ease lockdown restrictions as the vaccine rollout continues. Based on the proposed roadmap, many non-essential stores can expect to reopen their doors next month.Needless to say, this is fantastic news for small retail businesses and for Lloyds as well as many of its customers will be able to more easily repay their debts. These repayments, in turn, should increase the bank’s ability to create new loans for its customers, leading to higher profits. In fact, this already appears to be happening. Looking at the final impairment costs (expenses incurred because a customer couldn’t repay a loan) for 2020, the losses came in at £4.2bn. While that’s substantial, it’s approximately 25% lower than what had been expected by City analysts.The bottom lineBecause Lloyds makes its money from interest payments on its loans, operating in a low-interest-rate environment is quite challenging. And while the UK economy might begin to reopen in the next few months, it could be a long time before loan repayments return to their pre-pandemic levels, especially if reopening plans are delayed.But, despite these risks, I’m cautiously optimistic. And the management team appears to have a similar mindset. It has reinstated a 4% dividend yield with payments starting from April. Personally, I believe the Lloyds share price will recover in 2021. And so I’m definitely considering it as a potential addition for my portfolio. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Zaven Boyrazian Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

Black and Brown unity: a powerful force

first_imgKarl Marx wrote that the capitalist class would create its own gravediggers. Black and Brown folks will assuredly be some of those gravediggers.The rampant terrorism against Black people by the police in this country has forever exposed their role in capitalist society. The police exist to defend the capitalists’ private property and protect the interests of the bosses and corporations over those of the workers.  Moreover, because racism is essential to upholding capitalism, cops serve as a violent occupation force in communities of oppressed people.The masses of people have seen the real role of the police, and their “awakening” will lead to powerful, fundamental changes.Not too long ago it would have been unimaginable that the slogans “abolish the police” or “disarm the police” would resonate with so many people. But now they do. Sooner or later, the idea of abolishing the capitalist system altogether will also arise.1960s: years of struggle and solidarityUnity between Black and Brown people in this country is not new.In the 1960s, the Black Panther Party inspired similar formations among Brown people. In solidarity with the Black Liberation movement, Chicanxs/Mexicans, Indigenous peoples and Puerto Ricans formed the Brown Berets, the American Indian Movement and the Young Lords, respectively, to defend their people against racism.Asians also organized in this period. For example, the role of Filipino migrant workers in the California farmworkers’ struggles is indelible.These multinational organizations met, worked and marched together. Great love and solidarity were built. Many Brown people recognized the special role that the Black Liberation movement played and looked to it for leadership.Today, the struggle against racism and for self-determination manifests itself differently.  A question trending in social and mainstream media is: “Why aren’t Latino victims of police brutality covered like those of Black people?” Bemoaning the lack of coverage of police violence against Latinxs — or posing the question in a way that, even if unintentionally, pits the Latinx and Black communities against each other — is not what is needed.Latinxs and Indigenous people are being shot and killed in the streets by police terrorists. What is necessary is to expose these cases to show how cops occupy Brown communities, too, and to build Black and Brown unity against the common enemy.Kenya Downs reported July 14 on the PBS Newshour: “While blacks and Hispanics have interactions with police at rates proportional to their population, according to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, both groups are overrepresented when it comes to traffic searches and arrests. Hispanics, for example, make up 17.6 percent of the U.S. population but represent 23 percent of all searches and nearly 30 percent of arrests.”Downs continues: “Among minorities, the rate of police killings for Latinos is second to those of African Americans. As of today, an estimated 94 Latinos have been killed by police in 2016 alone, making up 16 percent of the 585 police-involved killings this year. In contrast, people who are black or African-American are only 13.3 percent of the U.S. population, but 144 black Americans have been killed by police in 2016. At 25 percent, those deaths represent a disproportionate number of officer-involved fatalities compared to the population.”One of those Latinxs shot by racist police was Melissa Ventura, who was killed in her home in Yuma, Ariz., on July 5. She was shot by two sheriff’s deputies who were responding to a domestic disturbance call. Ventura was the mother of three, including a two-month-old baby. Her family said Ventura had a history of mental challenges. She had opened the door to the police while wielding a knife.How two grown men could not defend themselves against a woman in distress exposes the cops’ attitude toward workers, especially workers of color, as a threat, no matter what the conditions are.The heinous acts of terror by police against Latinxs go on. Jasen Scott Ramirez, unarmed and defenseless, was shot and killed at his father’s funeral on June 30 in Douglas, Wyo. It is common for police around the country to serve warrants at funerals, which is blatantly insensitive, to say the least.Also, the Free Thought Project website reports, “While Native Americans only make up 0.8 percent of the population, they make up 1.9 percent of all police killings.” (Aug. 2, 2015)2006: upsurge of migrant workersThe powerful movements of the 1960s and 1970s of Black and Latinx people were manifested as anti-colonial struggles. The struggle against racism takes another form today.For Latinxs, it is manifested primarily through the struggle of immigrants, who began the powerful upsurge of migrant workers in 2006.  The main issue as portrayed in the media has been the struggle against the deportations and raids that have devastated the communities.It should be pointed out that not all Latinxs are immigrants. Many have been in the U.S. for decades, even centuries; Puerto Rico was the first direct U.S. colony in the Americas.Raúl Alcaraz-Ochoa and Jorge Gutierrez wrote a thought-provoking letter entitled “Open Letter to the Immigrant Rights Movement.”  It should be read by every Latinx and immigrant rights activist. (See tinyurl.com/hmx2fj8.) They argue that anti-Blackness is a thread among immigrants and explain why this is so. It comes from a historically different context, from not understanding U.S. culture and the role of capitalist society and its rulers.The authors point out that a common slogan in the early days of the immigrant rights movement was: “We are not criminals.”  However, they say that while this could be interpreted as being against the Black community, in fact, this slogan specifically addressed the 2005 Sensenbrenner legislation that aimed to criminalize immigrant workers. Nonetheless, these words were easily misinterpreted — unless it was pointed out that the real criminals are on Wall Street.Another early slogan in the immigrant rights movement was: “We are all immigrants.” More experienced activists pointed out that not everyone in this country is an immigrant. The ancestors of most Black people in the U.S. were brought here in chains, enslaved, against their will.  Later on, this slogan was not as visible, which indicates some advancement in the struggle.The immigrant rights movement has come a long way since 2006. Despite ups and downs, massive deportations and the failure to win legalization for the undocumented, an important lesson has been learned.Activists who counted on the Democratic Party learned that strategy was completely flawed.  President Barack Obama has deported more workers than any other president in U.S. history. Despite the well-meaning but weak efforts of some Democrats, the right wing won the day. Activists learned that Democrats would go only so far, however, as they are ultimately beholden to those who write their checks.Shut the system down!This lesson has radicalized large sections of the movement, especially the youth. As one Latino youth declared on a placard at a recent anti-Trump protest, “Liberation, not deportation!” This is an advanced formulation: Undocumented workers, especially young people, are here to stay, and will fight for emancipation, not just for papers.So here is where the gravediggers come in. Black youth and workers have been reminded once again that capitalism offers them nothing. The knowledge that the very institutions and officials who are supposed to “protect and serve” are doing the opposite is a powerful tool. That the capitalist state through the government has defended every killer cop blatantly shows that only the people can find solutions to police terror.Moreover, immigrants have learned that even though they create great wealth for the capitalists, when there is an economic crisis, they are no longer wanted.Herein lies the contradiction: Capitalist oppression has created its own gravediggers. Black and Brown people, especially the youth, are pissed as hell and are saying, “We are going to shut sh-t down!”Black and Brown people together are a force so powerful they cannot be stopped — no matter who has the guns. That unified force is joined by millions of white workers who also see no future in this system and are coming forward in record numbers in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, as they fight for their interests, too — to bring this system down.  A new day is definitely around the corner.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Journalist gets six-month suspended jail sentence on appeal

first_imgNews January 19, 2017 Journalist gets six-month suspended jail sentence on appeal Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections Organisation In its decision issued on 17 January, the appeal court in the southwestern city of El Bayadh confirmed Bourras’ conviction on charges of “insulting judicial officials,” defamation and causing offence by interviewing three people who talked about cases of alleged corruption in El Bayadh. Bourras, who had been detained since November, was sentenced to a year in prison at the original trial. “The prison sentence is regrettable even if suspended,” RSF editor-in-chief Virginie Dangles said. “The court should have overturned Hassan Bourras’ conviction on all the charges. By imposing this kind of sentence, the Algerian authorities discourage all journalists and whistleblowers from informing the public about cases of corruption.” After his release, Bourras told RSF: “I am happy to be freed. I am now going to rest and deal with the health problems that arose during my imprisonment.” He added that he planned to ask his lawyers to refer the case to Algeria’s highest appeal court. Algeria’s journalists continue to suffer from an arbitrary implementation of the criminal code, which is systematically used to suppress all reporting that his critical of the authorities. As RSF pointed out in a report published in December (see here), the judicial system’s draconian practices contravene the new constitution, promulgated on 6 March, and Algeria’s international obligations, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Algeria is ranked 129th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. News News AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Judicial harassmentPredators Follow the news on Algeria to go further May 12, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria Reporters Without Borders (RSF) deplores this week’s appeal court decision to uphold Algerian freelance journalist Hassan Bourras’ criminal conviction, although the court reduced his sentence to a six-month suspended jail term, with the result that he was freed yesterday afternoon. RSF_en Help by sharing this information May 18, 2021 Find out more News AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Judicial harassmentPredators April 29, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

University Hospital Limerick trolley count on double

first_imgNewsHealthUniversity Hospital Limerick trolley count on doubleBy Louise Harrison – June 7, 2018 2300 UNIVERSITY Hospital Limerick (UHL) had the highest number of people on trollies in the country on June 6, and the highest nationally in May, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) trolley and ward watch figures.INMO figures for the month of May, compared with previous years, records the highest figure ever for the month, with 9,091 patients awaiting on in-patient bed and UHL – 858 and Cork University Hospital – 826 were the two highest recorded in May.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up These figures show an overall increase of 12 per cent on the same period last year, May 2017 when there were 8,154 admitted patients awaiting a bed and a 116 per cent increase from May 2006 when there were 4,214 patients on trolleys.INMO General Secretary, Phil Ni Sheaghdha said, “INMO are seeking a total re-look at the national planning process and particularly The Winter Initiative, as solutions to this constant and worsening crisis cannot wait for funding injection in late November or January when the escalating problems are out of control.“We live in a society which expects a long wait, and a lack of privacy and dignity when attending EDs. It is not acceptable. It is a basic human right that a person deemed as requiring hospital admission is admitted to a suitable bed which is appropriately staffed”.“Complacency must be replaced with proactive planning, aimed at correcting, not simply reducing, the numbers to make it look somewhat better. In line with the HIQA recommendations of 2012, the aim must be: patients never have to experience care on corridors and inappropriate spaces in EDs. These HIQA recommendations are like a fairy-tale, considering the worsening problems with overcrowding since its report”.Spokesperson for the Still Waiting Health Campaign Cyril Brennan said, “People are still waiting for an increase in capacity within our health service, which was promised by successive governments since 2000”.The response from the UL Hospital Group said:“The Emergency Department at UHL is one of the busiest in the country with over 67,800 attendances last year, an increase of 5% on the previous year. The numbers requiring admission includes many frail elderly patients with complex needs.“The upward trend in attendances continues this year. ED attendances at UHL were up by 11.3% (year-to-date) to the end of April 2018. In terms of actual numbers that is 2,390 additional patients attending the emergency department in the first four months of this year compared to same period in 2017. ED attendances by the over 75s were up by 15.5% in the first four months of this year.“The figures published by the INMO reflect patients waiting for beds in the ED, patients who have been transferred to wards awaiting a bed once in-patients have been discharged following rounds and those placed in day units which are used as temporary in-patient wards when the numbers of patient waiting in the ED escalate.  These temporary inpatients wards are fully staffed and fitted out for inpatient care.“It should be noted that a number of patients waiting in the ED are appropriately placed in isolation rooms in the ED for appropriate Infection Prevention and Control,  which provide a much-improved environment for our patients in terms of confidentiality, dignity and privacy“During May on average, there were 15 patients waiting for beds in the ED at 8am every morning.  This is an improvement on April figures, however, we acknowledge that too many of our admitted patients face long waits in the ED for a bed to become available. UL Hospitals Group regrets that any patient has to wait a long time in the ED. The new ED has 49 designated single rooms/designated bays, including isolation bays for appropriate Infection Prevention and Control.  However, when this capacity is exceeded patients waiting for beds do end up being cared for outside of the cubicles in ED.“The ED is divided into different zones with minor injury presentations treated in Zone A and patients requiring medical or surgical admission, treated in Zones B and C. There is also a zone for paediatric patients. Around seven in ten patients who present to the ED are discharged.“The Group has recently recruited nine additional nursing staff specifically to care for admitted patients who are waiting in the ED for a bed to become available. That recruitment campaign continues. This is in addition to the approximately 100 extra staff, including 30 nursing staff, who were recruited to support the opening of the new ED in May 2017.“A number of routine measures are taken daily to relieve pressure on the ED. These include: transfer of suitable patients from UHL to Ennis Hospital, Nenagh Hospital, St John’s Hospital and Croom Orthopaedic Hospital; the transfer of appropriate patients to community care settings and maximising access to Homecare packages and Transition care; working closely with Community Intervention Teams to provide antibiotics and other basic care in a patient’s home or care facility and communication with GPs to ensure patients are referred to ED only where appropriate.“The need to address bed capacity at UHL is now recognised by all stakeholders. UL Hospitals Group welcomes the recent publication of the Bed Capacity Review and the commitment in Project Ireland 2040 to build a new ward block at UHL. The current proposal is for a 96-bed block over the current Emergency Department and this is a project that would take approximately three years to finish once funding is allocated.“In the medium term, a new bed block is being considered as an interim solution to the bed capacity issue. This would provide 60 additional beds in the medium term, is contingent on funding and would take 12 months to complete. UL Hospitals understands that the proposal for system build additional acute beds at UHL is currently under active consideration by the Department of Health and the HSE. It is anticipated that a capacity plan will be approved by the Minister in the near future and that the plan for additional acute bed capacity at UHL will be included in that overall plan.“We are actively working to remind people of Injury Units in St John’s, Ennis and Nenagh hospitals which are open for appropriate injuries. Injury Units are open in Ennis and Nenagh Hospitals from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Sunday and 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday at St. John’s Hospital.  Others with a less serious illness can be treated by their GP or out of hours GP service where their GP can refer them to an Assessment Unit the following day if required.“However, if a person is seriously injured or ill or worried their life is at risk the ED will assess and treat them as a priority.”Click here for more breaking news. TAGSCyril Brennanhealth serviceHIQAhospitalINMOLimerick University HospitaltrolliesUHL Print Previous articleAssaults in Limerick under investigationNext articleAntisocial behaviour warnings slashed in Limerick Louise Harrisonhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Hospital trolley figures are on the rise again Advertisement WhatsApp Intermediate Care Facility patients benefiting from holistic healthcare model center_img Children’s Hospital overspend impacting on most vulnerable Twitter Linkedin Facebook UL Hospitals Group Reducing Elective Activity Until Further Notice Email Virtual Visiting at UL Hospitals During COVID-19 Call for Government action as 81 patients wait for beds in UHL last_img read more

Gopal Subramanium, First Indian Senior Counsel To Appear Before The Singapore Supreme Court, Wins Appeal In the Daiichi – Ranbaxy Matter

first_imgNews UpdatesGopal Subramanium, First Indian Senior Counsel To Appear Before The Singapore Supreme Court, Wins Appeal In the Daiichi – Ranbaxy Matter Akshita Saxena29 May 2020 2:52 AMShare This – xIn a huge setback to former promoters of Ranbaxy — Malvinder Mohan Singh and Shivinder Mohan Singh, the Supreme Court of Singapore on Thursday dismissed their appeal against the judgment of the High Court of Singapore refusing to set aside the Rs 3,500-crore arbitral award in favour of Japanese drug maker Daiichi Sankyo. With this, Senior Advocate Gopal Subramanium, representing…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 huge setback to former promoters of Ranbaxy — Malvinder Mohan Singh and Shivinder Mohan Singh, the Supreme Court of Singapore on Thursday dismissed their appeal against the judgment of the High Court of Singapore refusing to set aside the Rs 3,500-crore arbitral award in favour of Japanese drug maker Daiichi Sankyo. With this, Senior Advocate Gopal Subramanium, representing Daiichi Sankyo, has become the first Indian to appear before the Singapore Supreme Court (Court of Appeal). Background On April 29, 2016, the Arbitral Tribunal comprising Professor Lawrence GS Boo, Karyll Nairn and Justice (Retd.) AM Ahmadi had held that the Sellers (the Singh brothers) are jointly and severally liable to pay damages for the harm suffered by the Buyer (Daiichi) as a result of the fraudulent concealment of a Self-Assessment Report concerning a pending investigations by the US Food and Drug Administration and Department of Justice. Pursuant to this, Daiichi approached the Delhi High Court seeking enforcement of the award. Thereby, Justice Jayant Nath held that the award was enforceable, except against five minors, including Singh’s children, as “Article 15, 39(e) and (f) and 45 of the Constitution of India empower the state to make special provisions for protection of children”. This order came to be challenged by Singh brothers before the Indian Supreme Court. However, the Bench comprising Justice Gogoi and Justice Banumathi dismissed the SLP saying that they are “not inclined to interfere” with the impugned judgment. The arbitral award was also a subject matter of challenge before the High Court of Singapore which, in its verdict dated December 21, 2018 upheld the award of the Singapore seated ICC arbitral tribunal in favour of Daiichi Sankyo. This order of the High Court of Singapore was upheld by the country’s Supreme Court yesterday. Daiichi Sankyo was represented by senior counsel Gopal Subramanium. Mr Subramanium was briefed by P&A Law Offices (Anand Pathak / Amit Mishra / Mohit Singh / Samridhi Hota / Kanika Singhal / Shivam Pandey / Turab Ali Kazmi) and assisted by Pavan Bhushan, Hima Lawrence, Jayavardhan Singh from Mr Subramanium’s Chambers along with Singapore-based law firm, Oon & Bazul LLP. Mr Subramanium was the first Indian Senior Counsel to have appeared before the Singapore Supreme Court. Malvinder Mohan Singh was represented by Yeo Khirn Hai Alvin SC, briefed by WongPartnership LLP and DMD Advocates; and Shivinder Mohan Singh was represented by Narayanan Sreenivasan SC, briefed by K&L Gates Straits Law LLC. Pertinently, Singh brothers have also been held guilty of contempt by the Supreme Court of India for violating its order asking them not to divest their shares in Fortis Healthcare Limited. The Top Court had asked also Singh brothers to give it a plan as to how they would honour the arbitral award of Rs 3,500 crore granted by a Singapore tribunal against them and in favour of Japanese drug manufacturer Daiichi Sankyo. Nevertheless, they effected sale of their controlling stakes in Fortis Group to Malayasian firm IHH Healthcare.Next Storylast_img read more

Rossnowlagh whale stranding largest of its kind in Ireland – IWDG

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – August 19, 2020 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Rossnowlagh whale stranding largest of its kind in Ireland – IWDG The live stranding of Northern Bottlenose Whales at Rossnowlagh Beach today is said to be the largest of its species ever in Ireland.Up to 8 whales were discovered on the beach this morning.The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group say first aid is being provided to the species which are said to be in a distressed state with a high breathing rate.At this early stage the cause of the stranding is unknown but CEO of IWDG, Simon Berrow, says acoustic trauma is a possibility. Google+center_img Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday August 19thNext articleTwo Covid-19 deaths reported and 54 new cases News Highland Pinterest Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Google+ Twitter Facebook Homepage BannerNews WhatsApplast_img read more

Press release: Sex offender’s sentence extended for repeated child abuse

first_imgMohammed Waqar, who was convicted of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 13, has had his prison term increased today after Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP referred his original sentence to the Court of Appeal as unduly lenient.Waqar, 33, sexually assaulted the child on a number of occasions over a sustained 10 month period; he also forced the victim to watch a sexual act after showing her pornography on his phone. He showed no remorse for his actions during the trial, insisting that he was innocent.He was sentenced in December to 2 years in prison at Bradford Crown Court. He was also given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for 5 years and ordered to sign the sexual offenders register. The Court of Appeal agreed that his sentence was too lenient and increased it to 4 years in prison.Speaking after the hearing, the Solicitor General said:“Sexual abuse is one of the most psychologically damaging things that can happen to a child. Mohammed Waqar is guilty of repeatedly and consistently abusing the victim. I’m pleased the Court of Appeal has agreed to extend his sentence.”last_img read more

Press release: £19 million fund to support victims of domestic abuse

first_img Office address and general enquiries Today’s announcement builds on steps taken by government to end domestic abuse, support victims and ensure offenders are prosecuted. Including: General enquiries: please use this number if you are a member of the public 030 3444 0000 A further £1.2 million will be allocated towards domestic abuse services in due course Domestic abuse is a devastating crime and this government is committed to ensuring all survivors have access to the support they need, whenever they need it. This funding will expand the support available for survivors to help them rebuild their lives. 2 Marsham StreetLondonSW1P 4DF View the government’s updated priorities for domestic abuse services. This fund has already helped to support diverse projects across the country, including:Lancashire County Council – Jane’s Place of Recovery Refuge Further case studies of the 2016 to 2018 fund: Domestic abuse is a horrendous crime, which can have a long-term and devastating impact on families, and particularly children. The funding dedicated to support survivors of domestic abuse will help local authorities and their partners continue to work together to ensure victims of domestic abuse have access to the help and support they need. Our ultimate aim should be preventing domestic abuse from occurring in the first place. We are supportive of the early intervention and preventative approach to stop domestic abuse from happening at all. Media enquiries Email [email protected] The government has also published updated guidelines for councils, created in partnership with experts. We want to ensure their response to domestic abuse is as collaborative, robust and effective as it can be, meeting the needs of diverse communities including BAME, disabled and LGBT victims.Katie Ghose, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid, said: See the full list of allocations The first allocations of the £20 million fund was announced November 2016 led by local authorities working in partnership with service providers for work in 2016 to 2018 The release of the next round of funding for refuges and other accommodation for women escaping domestic abuse is desperately needed, and much welcomed. Our national network of refuges not only save lives but transform them, helping women and their children to rebuild their lives. With a decision about the future of refuge funding after 2020 due to be made in the coming months, we look forward to working with the government to ensure the future safety of survivors. Together we need to ensure that there is a sustainable, long-term funding solution for all domestic abuse services, including lifesaving refuges. Only then can we guarantee that every survivor and her children can get the support they need to build a life free from domestic abuse. Funding was used to help to support the establishment of ‘Jane’s Place’, which specialises in providing safe accommodation for those at most risk of harm and accommodates women and families across a number of self-contained flats. Covering 11 local authorities in Hampshire, this project aims to fund three approaches including access to safe houses, enhanced security measures within clients’ homes and effective ways for life after living in safe houses or refuges. This project is particularly targeted at those from BAME communities or those with complex needs. If your enquiry is related to COVID-19 please check our guidance page first before you contact us – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-local-government.If you still need to contact us please use the contact form above to get in touch, because of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you send it by post it will not receive a reply within normal timescale. North Lincolnshire Council Grant funding was used to secure additional resources to ensure that both female and male victims of domestic abuse were able to access immediate support at times of crisis. Further informationThe 2015 Spending Review contained dedicated long term funding of £40 million to support victims of domestic abuse. Almost £19 million of funding to expand support for survivors of domestic abuse services across England has been launched today (2 July 2018) by the Secretary of State for Communities.Councils working in partnership with charities and other organisations will be able to bid for a share of funding to support survivors of domestic abuse.This will be available for a wide range of services to help survivors rebuild their lives; including the provision of refuge beds, education, and employment and life skills training.This funding builds on £20 million allocated in 2016 to 2018 which has helped provide more than 2,200 new bed spaces in refuges and other specialist accommodation, supporting more than 19,000 survivors with a safe space to rebuild their lives.Secretary of State for Communities, Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP said: Twitter – https://twitter.com/mhclgFlickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/mhclgLinkedIn – http://www.linkedin.com/company/mhclg Social media – MHCLG The Hampshire Making Safe Scheme’, led by Hart District Council Councillor Simon Blackburn, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board said: Please use this number if you are a journalist wishing to speak to Press Office 0303 444 1209 Contact form https://forms.communit… Royal London Borough of Greenwich – The Multiple Needs & Intensive Support Project Greenwich used part of the funding to employ a Complex Needs support worker, providing intensive support to survivors across the lifetime of the project. new powers and laws – a new domestic abuse offence to capture coercive and controlling behaviour, the criminalisation of forced marriage, and the introduction of new stalking laws the national roll-out of domestic violence protection orders and the domestic violence disclosure scheme £15 million, 3-year Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Service Transformation Fund £3.5 million provided in 2015 that funded 46 successful bids from around the country, providing 710 extra bed spaces £10 million funding announced by the coalition government for strengthening provision of safe accommodation in the last Spending Review period we will shortly be introducing a new landmark Domestic Abuse Bill to protect and support victims, recognise the life-long impact domestic abuse has on children and make sure agencies effectively respond to domestic abuse Applicants are required to submit bids no later than 5pm Friday 17 August to [email protected]communities.gsi.gov.uklast_img read more