Fan Milk Limited (FML.gh) 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgFan Milk Limited (FML.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Fan Milk Limited (FML.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fan Milk Limited (FML.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fan Milk Limited (FML.gh)  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileFan Milk Limited manufactures and markets dairy products and fruit drinks in Ghana. The company produces a range of frozen strawberry yoghurts, chocolates, ice cream, snacks, ice lollies and citrus drinks under the following brand names; FanYogo, FanChoco, FanIce, FanDango and FanPop. Fan Milk Limited manages a network of independent distributors and agents. Formerly known as Ghana Milk Company Limited, the company changed its name to Fan Milk Limited in 1962. The company is a subsidiary of Fan Milk International A/S with headquarters in Acca, Ghana. Fan Milk Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The Trainline share price has come off the rails – here’s my move

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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. See all posts by Christopher Ruane The Trainline (LSE: TRN) share price lost 49% over the past year – with most of the fall this week. Could the fall in the Trainline share price be a buying opportunity for my portfolio?Recent Trainline share price movementSometimes shares drift lower over months or years. By contrast, Trainline’s dropped like a stone on a single piece of news. The government released a review of train policy, including a proposal to set up its own ticketing platform. That could compete directly with Trainline.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…That threatens the company’s revenue and profits in the UK, its key market. Worried about that, analysts marked the shares down heavily. If the plans come to pass, I think it could hurt the company’s sales significantly.But I think the reaction was overdone, for several reasons.Mitigating factorsFirst, the idea is just a proposal right now. There is no concrete plan or timeline for it to be implemented. Nor does it have a precise shape. It might never come to pass. At this stage, the review is doing no more than floating a kite.But even if it does pass, I think that it could actually be good for Trainline. The company has worked over two decades to set up its ticketing platform. Technically and commercially that is a huge task. If the government wants to do so from scratch, it may need to lean on Trainline’s expertise or simply buy the company outright.Longer term concernsDespite thinking the price plunge was over done, I still have concerns about Tranline. My main worry about the Trainline share price is nothing to do with the government review. Instead, I have concerns about its underlying business model. Even without a putative new competitor, those concerns remain.Trainline basically acts as an agent for train companies. But a lot of them don’t need agents, as they can sell their own tickets. Moreover, its business model puts Trainline in what I see as an unattractive part of the value chain. During the pandemic, for example, the government was willing to spend billions of pounds in non-refundable subsidies to keep trains and buses running. But the government wouldn’t subsidise ticketing companies like Trainline, other than the standard measures offered to all businesses.Meanwhile, revenues have cratered. Trainline’s interim results showed revenue down 74%. The loss per share widened from 17.7p to 19.1p. More alarmingly, operating free cash flow of £59m the prior year turned into cash outflow of £146m. The company has liquidity, but the cash outflow is another indicator to me that the business model lacks resilience.My next move on the Trainline share priceDespite the fall in the Trainline share price, I won’t be taking the opportunity to buy into the company.I don’t like the way the company’s fortunes are strongly tied to a host of factors outside its control. From government transport policy to passenger demand in post-pandemic working patterns, Trainline suffers financially from things it cannot control. One FTSE “Snowball Stock” With Runaway Revenues Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Grab your free report – while it’s online. christopherruane 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. 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La DFMS informa de un superávit anual de $2,4 millones

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La resolución reconoce en particular “el liderazgo consecuente y visionario” del director de operaciones, obispo Stacy F. Sauls, y del Tesorero y primer funcionario de finanzas, N. Kurt Barnes, en la reducción de gastos y en la generación de ingresos.Una presentación de Barnes el primer día de la reunión mostró un resultado neto preliminar (ingresos menos gastos) de $2,4 millones en el presupuesto denominacional del año fiscal 2014, el año intermedio del presupuesto trienal 2013-2015.El superávit, que aparece en los renglones del presupuesto supervisados por la gerencia de la DFMS, representa “un mejor resultado que lo presupuestado” para 2014, según Barnes. “La sólida posición financiera de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera proviene de aprovechar las oportunidades para la generación de ingresos, así como de ahorros sustanciales en gastos operativos”, dijo él.La DFMS [Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society] es el nombre con el cual la Iglesia Episcopal está incorporada, funciona empresarialmente y lleva a cabo la misión).El ingreso anual sobrepasó las proyecciones en más de $2,5 millones, fundamentalmente como resultado de aumentos no esperados en: ingresos por concepto de rentas generadas por hacer un uso más eficiente del espacio y el alquiler del espacio sobrante del Centro Denominacional de la Iglesia Episcopal en Nueva York, la renegociación de préstamos y líneas de crédito y contribuciones diocesanas más estables. Los ahorros en los gastos operativos se originaron fundamentalmente como resultado de un manejo cuidadoso del presupuesto por parte del personal en cada área: misión, administración y gobierno.Estos ahorros, sin embargo, no equivalen a un reducido impacto de la misión, según Sauls.“Estamos comprometidos a rendir cuentas de objetivos de misión mensurables”, dijo Sauls, señalando al recién publicado Informe a la Iglesia 2015, un boletín electrónico publicado en enero que ilustra la labor de la DFMS en apoyo a las comunidades locales de la Iglesia Episcopal que trabajan por cumplir cada una de las Cinco Marcas de la Misión.“Estamos tratando de llevar al personal denominacional a un cambio cultural orientado hacia la misión y alejado del mantenimiento; hacia el servicio y distante de la regulación”, continuó Sauls.“El propósito de una sociedad misionera denominacional es la redistribución y colocación de nuestros recursos, tanto económicos como humanos, a las partes del organismo que, aunque económicamente pobres, están entre nuestras comunidades más ricas en visión y creatividad hacia la misión y tienen las mayores posibilidades”, añadió Sauls. “El actual cuadro financiero muestra una estructura denominacional que ya vive en un futuro propulsado por la misión, basado en el Evangelio y arraigado en el ministerio local”.Reacción de los miembros del Consejo EjecutivoLa resolución reconoce el liderazgo económico del personal a partir del Comité Permanente Conjunto sobre Misión Mundial del Consejo Ejecutivo. El pleno del Consejo la adoptó por unanimidad en la última jornada de su reunión y varios miembros encomiaron posteriormente la situación económica de la DFMS.“Un superávit presupuestario de $2,4 millones indica la cuidadosa supervisión de los gastos, y la atenta mayordomía financiera del Rvdmo. Stacy Sauls, director de operaciones, y de Kurt Barnes [tesorero y director de finanzas]”, dijo Clifton Daniel, miembro del Comité de la Misión Mundial y obispo provisional de la Diócesis de Pensilvania.“Muchas gracias se les deben a ellos por su vigilancia, la cual libera fondos adicionales para la creciente visión misionera de esta Iglesia”, dijo Daniels.John Johnson, miembro del Consejo y diputado a la Convención General por la Diócesis de Washington, se mostró de acuerdo.“Este superávit es una gran noticia para todos los episcopales. La excelente administración y supervisión fiscales de las operaciones y programas de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera demuestran que somos una Iglesia de abundancia y oportunidades”, dijo Johnson.“Yendo aún más allá, creo que los diputados a la Asamblea General y otros líderes de la Iglesia deben crear una nueva visión y misión estratégicas para una renovada Iglesia Episcopal dedicada a llevar la Iglesia al mundo y no lo contrario”, añadió Johnson.Otro miembro del Consejo, la Rda. Dahn Gandell, de la Diócesis de Rochester, dijo que el personal de la DFMS “ha hecho una excelente labor administrando los recursos financieros de nuestra Iglesia. El ingreso neto ha sobrepasado los gastos en nueve de los últimos 10 años debido a los réditos acrecidos y a que los gastos se han ajustado al presupuesto al tiempo que han cumplido las metas impuestas por la Convención General y el Consejo Ejecutivo”.“Es importante que la Iglesia esté consciente de estos éxitos y reconozca al obispo Stacy Sauls y a Kurt Barnes por su liderazgo y compromiso con nuestra Iglesia y su misión”, dijo ella.Varios presidentes de comités del Consejo usaron sus últimos informes trienales al Consejo para encomiar la relación entre el personal de la DFMS y el Consejo que dijeron había mejorado notablemente durante el último trienio.Lelanda Lee, diputada a la Convención General por la Diócesis de Colorado y presidente del Comité Permanente Conjunto de Promoción Social e Interconexión, resaltó que “la colaboración [entre el personal de la DFMS y el Consejo] ha sido muy bien acogida y muy efectiva”. Steve Hutchinson, diputado de la Diócesis de Utah y presidente del Comité Permanente Conjunto sobre Gobierno y Administración de la Misión del Consejo, dijo que “la relación laboral este trienio entre los comités permanentes del Consejo y el personal… [es] notablemente más comprometida, constructiva y útil, y un avance en comparación con el trienio anterior”¨.Como parte de este informe al Consejo, el obispo Mark Hollingsworth, de Ohio, presidente del Comité Permanente Conjunto de Finanzas para la Misión, elogió “el talento, el saber, la creatividad y la fe” de los miembros del personal que han trabajado con este comité durante el presente trienio, todos los cuales “han sido esenciales para llevar a cabo nuestra misión y actividades”.Generación de ingresos y dispersión del personalMúltiples factores contribuyeron a la generación de $40,6 millones en ingresos, más de $2,5 millones de las proyecciones presupuestarias, durante 2014. Estos incluyen un aumento no previsto de las contribuciones [diocesanas], así como ingreso por concepto de rentas que sobrepasaron las predicciones.El alquiler de los pisos no usados del Centro Denominacional de la Iglesia Episcopal a inquilinos de afuera data de 2009, pero se ha incrementado notablemente durante el presente trienio. Actualmente, cinco plantas están completamente alquiladas por inquilinos de afuera. El alquiler del espacio se ha hecho posible, en parte, por una iniciativa de la administración de la DFMS en el actual trienio de ubicar un creciente número de miembros del personal fuera de Nueva York.“Hemos repartido el personal para hacer la conexión al ministerio local una prioridad. Un beneficio añadido ha sido la disponibilidad de espacio adicional para alquilar a otros”, dijo Sauls.A diferencia de hace seis años, cuando casi todos los empleaos de la DFMS vivían en el área metropolitana de Nueva York y trabajaban en el Centro Denominacional de la Iglesia Episcopal, en la actualidad aproximadamente el 45% de los empleados —entre ellos la mayor parte del personal de misión— vive y trabaja en otra parte.“Los miembros del personal de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera viven y trabajan actualmente en lugares tan diversos como Seattle, Los Ángeles, Denver, Minnesota, Dallas, Ohio, Carolina del Norte, Washington, D.C., Orlando, Austin y Búfalo”, dijo Samuel A. McDonald, subdirector de operaciones y director de misión. “En efecto, como parte de nuestra misión e identidad internacionales, también tenemos personal que vive en lugares como Hong Kong, Panamá y Edimburgo”.“Si bien la generación de ingresos es un beneficio ancilar de la repartición del personal, la virtud primordial ha sido que le ha permitido al personal hacerse más responsable ante la denominación, más afincado en las conversaciones y el contexto locales para la misión y —acaso lo más importante— más productivo en rendimientos mensurables en pro de la misión”, añadió McDonald.Un aumento del impacto de la misiónAl igual que Sauls, McDonald hizo notar que un riguroso cuadro del impacto de la misión de la DFMS puede encontrarse en el Informe a la Iglesia 2015, que está disponible en inglés, español y francés en la página web de la Iglesia Episcopal. Además de extensas presentaciones narrativas, ilustraciones y vídeos relacionados con cada una de las marcas de la misión, el informe contiene un extenso apéndice con detalles específicos de la labor de la Sociedad en cada una de las diócesis de la Iglesia.Las traducciones al español y francés del informe también se encuentran disponibles en la Red.“El Informe a la Iglesia trata precisamente de asociación, ilustrando el impacto de los recursos denominacionales cuando se equiparan a los empeños locales”, dijo McDonald. “Está estructurado según las Cinco Marcas de la Misión porque la labor de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera, al igual que el presupuesto trienal, se ha estructurado en torno a esas marcas”.El presupuesto trienal 2013-2015 de la Iglesia Episcopal se estructuró según las Cinco Marcas de la Misión por primera vez luego de que la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori propusiera la idea y un presupuesto modelo a la 77ª. Convención General.Sauls citó la plantación de iglesias como un ejemplo de un foco de misión en el cual algunas inversiones a escala denominacional, limitadas pero estratégicamente utilizadas, han comenzado a redituar dividendos en contextos locales.“En el último trienio, se iniciaron once nuevas iglesias en la Iglesia Episcopal, cinco de las cuales estaban en Texas”, dijo Sauls. “Fuera de Texas, hubo solamente seis plantaciones de iglesias, y la inversión denominacional en este quehacer fue cero.“En este trienio, hasta ahora, hemos plantado 38 nuevas iglesias o ‘zonas de empresa de misión’, que son núcleos de congregaciones o comunidades que trabajan en contextos de evangelización históricamente subatendidos por nuestra Iglesia: jóvenes y jóvenes adultos, comunidades de color, comunidades pobres y de clase obrera o comunidades con poco bagaje eclesiástico o religioso”, continuó Sauls.“Aproximadamente la mitad de estos contextos son de habla hispana. Hemos hecho esto poniendo a disposición $1.800.000 en dinero de subvenciones”, apuntó. “Mediante el milagro de las asociaciones —es decir de fondos equiparables de nuestras asociadas, las diócesis— hemos canalizado casi $4 millones hacia estas nuevas plantaciones de iglesias este trienio”.Otros ejemplos de expansión de la misión citados por Sauls incluyen el exitoso empeño de la Sociedad Misionera para duplicar el tamaño del Cuerpo de Servicio de Jóvenes Adultos este trienio y de aumentar su diversidad étnica y socioeconómica, y la reciente labor en pro de la sostenibilidad económica de algunas diócesis de la IX Provincia. En la reunión de la Cámara de Obispos del 13 al 17 de marzo, los líderes de la DFMS anunciaron que tres diócesis de la IX Provincia (a diferencia de una sola como se había planeado en un principio) estaban en camino de garantizar su funcionamiento económico para 2019 gracias a una asociación con la Sociedad.Sauls citó la inauguración en 2013 del Programa de Asociación Diocesano como un punto de inflexión en la creación de sólidos vínculos entre la Sociedad Misionera y las diócesis. El programa asocia a cada diócesis con un miembro del personal de la DFMS a fin de crear un contacto accesible y un punto de rendición de cuentas para los objetivos de la misiónCada una de estas iniciativas se explica en detalles en el Informe a la Iglesia.“El nombre de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera [Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society] tiene casi 200 años, pero según tratamos de vivir plenamente a la altura de ese nombre, se hace más evidente cada día que una sociedad misionera que se arraiga fuera de sí misma es el futuro de la organización denominacional”, dijo Sauls. “Las iglesias que se vuelven hacia dentro morirán. Las iglesias que se vuelven hacia fuera tendrán vida abundante”. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZlast_img read more

Censura do diário Correio Brazilense : Repórteres sem Fronteiras denuncia decisão judicial indigna de uma democracia

first_imgNews 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Help by sharing this information Organisation RSF_en April 27, 2021 Find out more BrazilAmericas October 25, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Censura do diário Correio Brazilense : Repórteres sem Fronteiras denuncia decisão judicial indigna de uma democracia May 13, 2021 Find out more Reports Newscenter_img Follow the news on Brazil Receive email alerts News Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil BrazilAmericas No dia 23 de outubro de 2002, um desembargador ordenou a apreensão do Correio Brazilense se publicasse a transcrição de gravações de conversas telefônicas mantidas por Joaquim Roriz (Partido do Movimento Democrático Brasileiro, PMDB), governador de Brasília (Distrito Federal) e candidato à própria sucessão. No mesmo dia, um oficial de justiça, acompanhado pelo advogado do Governador, apresentou-se ao jornal para assegurar-se de que a transcrição não aparecia na edição do dia seguinte.”A censura prévia é prática que só se encontra em regimes ditatoriais. É indigna de uma democracia como o Brasil”, declarou Robert Ménard, secretário geral de Repórteres sem Fronteiras. Além disso, qualificou de “vergonhoso” e “chocante” o fato de que um dirigente, que pretende ter o mandato renovado, possa recorrer a práticas tão antidemocráticas.”Essa decisão é contrária à Convenção americana sobre direitos humanos ratificada pelo Brasil. Não cabe, de modo algum, ao Poder Judiciário decidir o que os brasileiros podem ou não ler”, enfatizou a organização. Repórteres sem Fronteiras explicou que “banir a censura não significa retirar a responsabilidade da mídia. Esta continua podendo ser processada civilmente e obrigada a pagar indenização em caso de difamação comprovada”.No dia 23 de outubro, o desembargador Jirair Meguerian, do Tribunal Regional Eleitoral de Brasília, determinou “busca e apreensão, com arrombamento ou entrada compulsória, na sede, se houver necessidade” de todos os exemplares da edição do Correio Brazilense do dia seguinte se contivesse transcrições de gravações de conversas telefônicas entre o Governador Joaquim Roriz (PMDB) e os irmãos Passos, dois empresarios. Essas gravações tratariam da implicação do Governador num caso de grilagem de terras. Naquela noite, Ricardo Yoshida, oficial de justiça, acompanhado por Adolfo Marques da Costa, advogado de Joaquim Roriz, se apresentaram ao prédio do jornal para se assegurarem de que a edição do dia 24 de outubro não continha a transcrição incriminada.O juiz tomou tal decisão a pedido do Governador e da coaligação Frente Brasília Solidária, que apóia a candidatura de Roriz. Para recorrer à Justiça, os dois alegaram “fortes indícios” de que o diário iria publicar as transcrições das gravações. Tal proibição pesa sobre o jornal desde 1o de outubro. April 15, 2021 Find out more RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America to go furtherlast_img read more

Journalist found shot dead in his Benghazi office

first_img June 24, 2020 Find out more Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrest Receive email alerts RSF_en On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom Organisation Local media quoted the interior ministry as saying he was shot several times in the head. The police are investigating his death as a murder.Aged 33, Muftah Al-Qatrani was also Libya Al-Wataniya TV’s Benghazi correspondent and had covered the clashes between government forces and Islamist militias. He was the first journalist to be murdered in Benghazi in 2015.Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the political and security chaos in Libya, which is threatening the fragile progress achieved in the national peace negotiations being conducted between the various factions under UN aegis. Journalists are finding it hard to work under these conditions.“We condemn the climate of violence and impunity in which journalists have to operate and we remind all political, military and civilian actors that they must respect freedom of information and journalists’ freedom, even in a civil war,” Reporters Without Borders deputy programme director Virginie Dangles said. “The authorities must ensure that measure are taken to bring those responsible for this murder to justice. The same applies to all acts of violence against journalists and media workers.”Little is so far known about the circumstances surrounding the murder of Al-Qatrani, who supported the Libyan national army and Gen. Khalifa Haftar’s “Operation Dignity,” a military offensive against Islamist militias and groups. Some local media outlets and NGOs such as the Libyan Centre for Press Freedom think he must have been targeted in connection with his many TV reports and his coverage of the war in Benghazi.According to our sources, the police have arrested two individuals on suspicion of involvement in his murder and the local criminal investigation department does not think it was necessarily linked to his journalism or to his political or ideological views.Libya is ranked 154th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. LibyaMiddle East – North Africa News Follow the news on Libya LibyaMiddle East – North Africa News News to go further News Reporters Without Borders condemns the murder of Muftah Al-Qatrani, a journalist who was found shot dead on the evening of 21 April in an armchair in the office of Al-Anwar, the media production company he ran in the eastern city of Benghazi. Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul February 23, 2021 Find out more April 28, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist found shot dead in his Benghazi office Help by sharing this information December 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Delhi Court Grants Bail To 122 Malaysian Nationals Related to Tablighi Jamaat Event, Agrees To Hear Request For Plea Bargaining

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi Court Grants Bail To 122 Malaysian Nationals Related to Tablighi Jamaat Event, Agrees To Hear Request For Plea Bargaining Karan Tripathi8 July 2020 1:26 AMShare This – xChief Metropolitan Magistrate at Saket Court has granted bail to 122 Malaysian nationals related to the Tablighi Jamaat event who are charged for violating visa conditions and the regulations imposed by the government for curbing the spread of COVID19. CMM Gurmohina Kaur granted bail to all the Malaysian nationals upon furnishing a personal bond of ₹10,000 each and also forwarded…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?LoginChief Metropolitan Magistrate at Saket Court has granted bail to 122 Malaysian nationals related to the Tablighi Jamaat event who are charged for violating visa conditions and the regulations imposed by the government for curbing the spread of COVID19. CMM Gurmohina Kaur granted bail to all the Malaysian nationals upon furnishing a personal bond of ₹10,000 each and also forwarded their request for plea bargaining for an early hearing before Metropolitan Magistrate Siddharth Malik. The charge has been filed against the aforesaid foreign nationals under section 3 of the Epidemics Diseases Act, sections 51 and 58 of the Disaster Management Act, and sections 188, 269, 270, 271, and 120B of the Indian Penal Code.  It is also stated that during the investigation, section 14(b) of the Foreigners Act and sections 304, 308, and 336 of the IPC were further added to the charge sheet. In the previous hearing, the court had taken the cognisance of the charge sheet by observing that there’s a prima facie case to proceed against the said foreign nationals under the provisions invoked in the charge sheet. The court said: ‘There is prima facie sufficient material on record to proceed against the accused persons u/s 14(b) Foreigners Act, 1946 r/w section 3 of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, r/w section 51 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, r/w section 188, 269, 270, 271 IPC who have been mentioned in column no. 11 of the charge sheet. Accordingly, cognizance of the offences u/s 14(b) Foreigners Act, 1946 r/w section 3 of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, r/w section 51 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, r/w section 188/269/270/271 IPC is hereby taken.’ During the proceedings, which was conducted through video conferencing, the court observed that: ‘At this stage, it is seen that 48 chargesheets and 11 supplementary chargesheets have been filed in the present FIR countrywise by the IO depending upon the nationality of the accused persons. Further, in view of the guidelines and suggestions given by the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi vide order dated 01.07.2020, let the accused persons be summoned in the following manner.’ These foreign nationals are currently residing in accommodation of their choice at their own expense Next Storylast_img read more

Statement Made During Enquiry At Pre FIR Stage Neither A Confession Nor A Statement U/s 160 CrPC: Supreme Court

first_imgTop StoriesStatement Made During Enquiry At Pre FIR Stage Neither A Confession Nor A Statement U/s 160 CrPC: Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK24 March 2021 9:24 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court observed that the statements made during the discreet/open enquiry at Pre-FIR stage cannot be said to be a statement under Section 160 CrPC and/or the statement to be recorded during the course of investigation as per the Code of Criminal Procedure and therefore cannot be used against the accused during the course of trial.Such a statement cannot be said to be confessional…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 observed that the statements made during the discreet/open enquiry at Pre-FIR stage cannot be said to be a statement under Section 160 CrPC and/or the statement to be recorded during the course of investigation as per the Code of Criminal Procedure and therefore cannot be used against the accused during the course of trial.Such a statement cannot be said to be confessional in character, and as and when and/or if such a statement is considered to be confessional, in that case only, it can be said to be a statement which is self-incriminatory, which can be said to be impermissible in law, the bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah observed. The bench added that Statement and the information so received during the course of discrete enquiry shall be only for the purpose to satisfy and find out whether an offence is disclosed.In this case, the High Court dismissed the challenge against a notice issued to the appellant by the Police Inspector, Anti Corruption Bureau, Nagpur, by which the appellant was called upon to give his statement in respect of the properties owned by him, for the purpose of enquiring the complaint against him, alleging accumulating the assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.The contention raised in appeal was that the notice has been issued in purported exercise of power under Section 160 Cr.P.C., but since the appellant cannot be said to be a witness in the case, Section 160 Cr.P.C. shall not be applicable at all. On the other hand, the state contended that the notice was issued to clarify regarding his assets and known sources of income, which would enable the investigating officer to ascertain whether cognizable offence is disclosed or not. It was submitted that Section 160 Cr.P.C. has been inadvertently mentioned in the said notice. In appeal, the bench considered the question whether such an enquiry at pre-FIR stage would be legal and to what extent such an enquiry is permissible? Referring to Lalita Kumari v. Government of Uttar Pradesh (2014) 2 SCC 1., the bench observed that  an enquiry at pre-FIR stage is held to be permissible and not only permissible but desirable, more particularly in cases where the allegations are of misconduct of corrupt practice acquiring the assets/properties disproportionate to his known sources of income. “After the enquiry/enquiry at pre-registration of FIR stage/preliminary enquiry, if, on the basis of the material collected during such enquiry, it is found that the complaint is vexatious and/or there is no substance at all in the complaint, the FIR shall not be lodged. However, if the material discloses prima facie a commission of the offence alleged, the FIR will be lodged and the criminal proceedings will be put in motion and the further investigation will be carried out in terms of the Code of Criminal Procedure. Therefore, such a preliminary enquiry would be permissible only to ascertain whether cognizable offence is disclosed or not and only thereafter FIR would be registered. Therefore, such a preliminary enquiry would be in the interest of the alleged accused also against whom the complaint is made.”, the court said.Referring to the impugned notice, the bench observed that the information sought therein has a direct connection with the allegations made i.e. accumulating assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. It said:The same cannot be said to be a fishing or roving enquiry. Such a statement cannot be said to be a statement under Section 160 and/or the statement to be recorded during the course of investigation as per the Code of Criminal Procedure. Such a statement even cannot be used against the appellant during the course of trial. Statement of the appellant and the information so received during the course of discrete enquiry shall be only for the purpose to satisfy and find out whether an offence under Section 13(1)(e) of the PC Act, 1988 is disclosed. Such a statement cannot be said to be confessional in character, and as and when and/or if such a statement is considered to be confessional, in that case only, it can be said to be a statement which is self-incriminatory, which can be said to be impermissible in law.While dismissing the appeal, the bench clarified that statements made by the appellant during open enquiry shall not be treated as a confessional statement.  Case: Charansingh Vs. State of Maharashtra [CrA 363 OF 2021]Coram: Justices Justices DY Chandrachud and MR ShahCounsel: Sr. Adv Subodh Dharmadhikari, Sr. Adv Raja ThakareCitation: LL 2021 SC 179 Click here to Read/Download JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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Empty Bowls fills needs in Pike County

first_imgSkip “There was a great selection of bowls and making a decision on which bowl to take home was not an easy choice,” Green said.May said the 2019 Empty Bowls Luncheon was the tenth year for the fundraiser and each year has been successful in helping feed those in need in the local area. Sponsored Content Empty Bowls fills needs in Pike County “Sometimes we might think that no one goes to bed hungry here in Pike County but that’s not true, especially among the elderly who are living on fixed incomes,” May said. “They have difficult choices to make and often they do without food to rather than medications or comfort. Then, there are unforeseen circumstances such as illnesses and loss of jobs and emergency situations. The Salvation Army always stands ready to help.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Once again, the generosity of Pike Countians came through in an effort to fill the Empty Bowls of friends and neighbors.The Salvation Army’s Empty Bowls Luncheon on Friday was, once again, a great success said Kim May, Pike County Salvation Army Service Center director.“The Empty Bowls Luncheon raised $13,000 and that’s great for a no-cost event,” May said. “Thanks to the many who donated soups and such, desserts, breads and beverages, to the celebrities who donated bowls for the silent auction, our sponsors, our volunteers and all who came to the luncheon, we will be able to fill many empty bowls through our food pantry.” Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Print Article Debi Green, co-chair for the Empty Bowls, said this was the first year that every bowl donated for the silent auction was bid and bought.“The highest bid for a celebrity bowl was $200 for Larry Percy’s creation,” Green said. “The silent auction always generates a lot of interest and the bidding is competitive but friendly.”Each person who bought a ticket for the luncheon also had the opportunity to take home a handmade clay bowl. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Pike Regional CAC holds open house The Pike Regional Child Advocacy Center hosted Open House at its facility on Orange Street in Troy Tuesday in recognition… read more Published 8:52 pm Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Book Nook to reopenlast_img read more

NYC’s daily positivity rate tops 3% amid ‘alarming increase’ in COVID-19 cases

first_imgSamara Heisz/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — New York City reported its highest daily positivity rate since June on Tuesday, the same day elementary schools started welcoming students back in person and a day before restaurants began indoor dining.The number — 3.25% — has been driven by rising cases in nine neighborhoods in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens, officials said. As of Tuesday, they accounted for over 25.6% of new cases citywide over the past two weeks despite representing only 7.4% of the city’s overall population, according to the city’s health department. The 14-day average positivity rate in the nine ZIP codes ranged from 3.31% to 6.92% as of Tuesday.“We are deeply concerned about the alarming increase in COVID-19 in the ZIP codes in Brooklyn and Queens,” NYC Health Commissioner Dave Chokshi said during a press briefing Tuesday.City officials started ringing alarm bells about the increases last week. On Sept. 19, six neighborhoods accounted for 20% of all COVID-19 cases citywide. The areas in question included neighborhoods with large Orthodox Jewish populations, and officials warned that gatherings during the Jewish high holidays and a general lack of mask compliance could spread the virus.The city has looked to address the increase by making automated calls in both English and Yiddish, driving trucks through the neighborhoods blaring messages, deploying mobile testing units to several of the neighborhoods, and distributing masks, gloves and hand sanitizer to residents. It has handed out masks to 300 different synagogues, Dr. Mitchell Katz, the head of the city’s public hospital system, said Tuesday.“Multiple leaders reported that in their synagogues everyone was wearing a mask and that people were keeping their distance. So, I know that work has been happening and has been successful,” Katz said Tuesday.But with positivity rates on the rise, the city says it will be bolstering testing. On Wednesday, it plans to increase rapid testing capacity at three city hospital-run testing sites, and add new rapid-testing capacity at community provider offices in Orthodox neighborhoods, Katz said.Mayor Bill de Blasio also announced new enforcement of mask-wearing.“Anyone who refuses to wear a face-covering will be told if they don’t put one on they will be fined,” he said during Tuesday’s press briefing.Additionally, any nonpublic school or childcare center that does not follow city health guidelines will also close, he said. More measures, including closing down nonessential businesses and limiting gatherings, could also go into effect depending on the data, the mayor said.“Those are all on the table,” de Blasio said. “None we want to do, but all on the table, if we don’t see enough progress quickly enough.”During the pandemic, New York City was one of the earliest- and hardest-hit cities in the country. But as of Tuesday, the citywide positivity rate for the virus was 1.38% on a seven-day rolling average, as the city continues its phased reopening. For the first time since March, about 300,000 public elementary school students returned to classrooms Tuesday. Middle and high school students report by the end of the week.On Wednesday, the city will also allow indoor dining — which has been barred since March — to return at 25% capacity.“We fought so hard as New Yorkers,” Katz said. “We can’t give up the progress that’s allowed us to reopen our city.”Beyond New York City, other areas of New York state are also seeing increases in COVID-19 cases. Statewide, there are 20 ZIP codes with an average positive test rate of 5%, which is five times the statewide average, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday. The clusters in Brooklyn, as well as Rockland and Orange counties, show overlap with large Orthodox Jewish communities, he said.“That is a fact, so I will be directly meeting with them to talk about it,” Cuomo said during his daily coronavirus briefing. “This is a public health concern for their community. It’s also a public health concern for surrounding communities.”As officials vowed to work with Orthodox Jewish leaders, some have highlighted a “lingering distrust” in the community stemming from how the city treated Hasidic mourners at a Brooklyn funeral in April versus Black Lives Matter protesters a month later.“The Hasidim were singled out for harsh criticism by Mayor de Blasio, who called their attendance ‘absolutely unacceptable.’ Those protesting racial injustice were accommodated and encouraged,” Avi Schick, a former New York State deputy attorney general and the president of the Rabbi Jacob Joseph School, and David Zwiebel, executive vice president of Agudath Israel of America, wrote in an op-ed published in the New York Daily News on Tuesday. “The point is not to compare the two issues but to highlight why the Hasidic community remains skeptical about whether the city takes their devotion to religious worship, education and ritual as seriously as it takes the priorities of other communities.”Their op-ed “clearly & succinctly explains the double standard that Orthodox Jews often feel subjected to in NYC,” Brooklyn Councilmember Chaim Deutsch said on social media. “Yes, we can & will do better. It’s also important to understand where the distrust comes from.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Charity runners and riders

first_imgThree thousand women from Oxford took part in a charity race to aid the struggle against cancer last Sunday. The organisers hope that £180,000 will be raised for cancer research. The ‘Race for Life’ has been run in Oxford since 1996 around a 5km course in University Parks. Participants in the event also released pink balloons to remember those affected by the illness. Over the last ten years, a million women across the country have participated in the ‘Race for Life’ campaign, making it the UK’s largest fundraising event. During this time, it has raised £50 million for Cancer Research UK. More than a quarter of a million people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK every year. The disease is the cause of over a quarter of all deaths annually. Jane Tomlinson also passed through Oxford, last Thursday, as part of a 2,000-mile charity cycle ride that has taken her through Florence, Monte Carlo, Lyon and Paris. She has battled through breast cancer to raise £135,000 on her ride for a number of charities, including MacMillan Cancer Relief and Leeds Acute Paediatric Services. She arrived in Oxford at 2.30pm ahead of an overnight stay at the Oxford Business Park, in Cowley. Tomlinson was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 26 and in 2000 was told that she had secondary metastatic bone cancer. She was given six months to live. Throughout her ride she has battled against her disease. “My illness doesn’t go away,” she said, “it’s progressive and I have to get on top of that.” Tomlinson has also run three marathons, a half Iron Man triathlon and completed a cycle ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End, raising over £600,000 for charity. She arrived home on Monday.ARCHIVE: 6th week TT 2004last_img read more