Standard Bank Malawi Limited 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgStandard Bank Malawi Limited (STNBIC.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about Standard Bank Malawi Limited (STNBIC.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Bank Malawi Limited (STNBIC.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Bank Malawi Limited (STNBIC.mw)  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileThe Standard Bank of Malawi is a financial services institution in Malawi providing products and services for personal and business banking, corporate and investment banking, and Treasury and Capital Management. The company provides a wide range of products; from transactional accounts, electronic banking and short- and long-term savings accounts to vehicle and equipment finance, bancassurance, structured finance, corporate lending and foreign exchange. The Standard Bank of Malawi also provides financial services to the government of Malawi, parastatals, financial institutions and international counterparts. It is a subsidiary of Standard Group in South Africa. The organisation was previously known as the Commercial Bank of Malawi and opened its first branch in Limbe in the Blantyre District in 1970. Today, the financial institution has a national footprint with 19 branches in the major towns and cities of Malawi. Standard Bank of Malawi is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Nigerian Breweries Plc (NB.ng) Q12017 Interim Report

first_imgNigerian Breweries Plc (NB.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Nigerian Breweries Plc (NB.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nigerian Breweries Plc (NB.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nigerian Breweries Plc (NB.ng)  2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileNigerian Breweries Plc is the largest brewing company in Nigeria producing the nation’s favourite brew, STAR. The company boasts one of the most modern brew houses in the country producing a popular range of lager, stout, malt drinks, ready-to-drink beverages, cider, carbonated soft drinks and energy drinks for local consumption and for export. Lager brands include STAR, Heineken, Gulder, Goldber, “33 Export”, Life, More and Stella; the stout brand is Legend; the malt brand is Amstel Malta; the ready-to-drink brand is Ace Passion; the cider brand is Strongbow Apple Cider; the soft drink brand is fayrouz and the energy drink brand is Climax. Nigerian Breweries Plc has 11 breweries, 2 malting plants and 26 sales depots; enjoys a growing export market; and offers sales and logistic and marketing support to merchants and vendors. Brands in the product portfolio are available in 13 countries including the United Kingdom, South Africa, the United States and various countries in Middle-East and West Company. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Nigerian Breweries Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd (UNSE.mu) Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgThe Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd (UNSE.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd (UNSE.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd (UNSE.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd (UNSE.mu)  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileThe Union Sugar Estates Co. Limited specialises in growing and cultivating sugarcane amongst other agricultural products. The company has, however, diversified into agro-industry, tourism, IT services and trading. The Union Sugar Estates Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Harrison Street Residence / Scott Allen Architecture

first_imgArchDaily United States Projects Save this picture!+ 26 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/214578/harrison-street-residence-scott-allen-architecture Clipboard “COPY” Text description provided by the architects. Located in Issaquah Highlands’ prestigious Harrison Street neighborhood, this two-level home features sophisticated design that naturally accommodates a casual Pacific Northwest lifestyle. The hillside setting offered the opportunity to place the main living spaces as well as the master suite on the upper level, which took full advantage of the site’s expansive views.Save this picture!Recommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcThe covered entry, set well back from the street behind a garden and pond, creates a private, welcoming transition into the home. A large vaulted space, housing the living, dining and kitchen areas, forms the heart of this home. This space is warmed by the use of hardwood floors and naturally-finished wood beams, and is illuminated by natural light that flows through continuous clerestory windows along the north, west and south sides. Save this picture!Several of the windows in this upper band of glass are equipped with motorized openers, which allows for natural cross-ventilation of the space during warm weather. A dramatic wood and steel open-tread staircase connects the upper and lower levels. The lower level features a multi-functional space that can be used for a wide variety of family activities and that opens to both a view-side deck and a south-facing sun terrace. Save this picture!This entertainment area creates a natural place to gather with built-in seating, a fire pit and a waterfall fed from the pool above. The lower level also houses three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a bar and wine room. The garage is artfully hidden from view on the lower level. On both levels of the home the views and the connections to the outdoors are maximized, with the inside and outside spaces flowing freely from one to the other through the use of oversized windows and wall-to-wall bi-parting doors. Save this picture!upper level planExtensive decks on both levels are built of hardwood decking and stainless steel railings for both aesthetic appeal and durability. Sustainable strategies for this home include natural cross-ventilation, a geothermally-sourced heating and cooling system, and double-thick panelized roof construction.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow less“e_co_llectiva” Urban Design Project / Athanasios Polyzoidis & Katerina PetsiouArticlesPlanetarium and Science Center / Gillot + GivryArticles Share Area:  426 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeScott Allen ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousingIssaquahUnited StatesPublished on March 07, 2012Cite: “Harrison Street Residence / Scott Allen Architecture” 07 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardBedsFlorenseBed – UpholsteredSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassMetal PanelsTrimoMetal Panel Finishes – ArtMeSkylightsLAMILUXRooflight F100 CircularWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in TransportationSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement-Bonded Particle Board – Viroc NatureMetal PanelsRHEINZINKSeam Systems – Flatlock TilesSofasMenuDining Bench – EaveTablesArtisanCoffee Table – BloopMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses•Issaquah, United Statescenter_img 2011 Houses Year:  Harrison Street Residence / Scott Allen ArchitectureSave this projectSaveHarrison Street Residence / Scott Allen Architecture Architects: Scott Allen Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Harrison Street Residence / Scott Allen Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/214578/harrison-street-residence-scott-allen-architecture Clipboard “COPY”last_img read more

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Competition! 10% off a Factary job

Howard Lake | 11 May 2000 | News UK Fundraising is offering one charity or non-profit headquartered in Europe a 10% discount on their next job with prospect research specialists The Factary. We will select the winning entrant at random.To enter the competition send us an e-mail to Factary competition including details of your name, organisation name, e-mail address and telephone number. Only one entry from each institution will be put into the draw. Data gathered will be used by Fundraising UK Ltd only and will not be passed on to anyone else, including the Factary. Entrants will receive one confirmation message with details of Fundraising UK Ltd’s services. The 10% discount is valid until 4 August 2000. No correspondence will be entered into regarding this competition. Closing date for entries is 23.59 GMT daylight time on Tuesday 16th May. Competition! 10% off a Factary job Advertisement 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.  21 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

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12 fundraising research developments and tools for July 2015

first_img[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEgf68zLrZg[/youtube] 2. Want to be retweeted more?The Retweeted More tool will predict which version of two similar tweets will get retweeted more. “The main idea is to automatically learn what wording works better by examining a large number of pairs of tweets posted by the same author containing the same url”.The tool lets you test two similar tweets for free. The algorithm that underpins it was developed in research published as The effect of wording on message propagation: Topic- and author-controlled natural experiments on Twitter by Chenhao Tan, Lillian Lee, and Bo Pang in Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL’2014). 10. Emails are much more likely to be opened on a mobile device than desktopAccording to Movable Ink, 71% of all email opens in the UK in the first quarter of 2015 took place on a mobile device. If you’re still assuming that your supporters are all viewing your emails on a desktop, the figure for emails opened on a desktop is currently at 29%.So, are your charity’s emails mobile responsive? In other words, are they legible, do they fit the smaller screen well, are clickable links suitably far away from others etc? Advertisement  117 total views,  1 views today 4. Oxford Centre for the Study of Philanthropy opensThe Oxford Centre for the Study of Philanthropy (OCSP) has opened with a seminar on the history of philanthropy led by Somerville College historian, Dr Frank Prochaska.The OCSP, run by Charles Keidan, “aims to be a leading academic research centre, bringing together scholars, policymakers and practitioners to advance our understanding of the practice and theory of philanthropy”.It is an independent charitable entity with trustees and an advisory board, affiliated with and based at Green Templeton College at the University of Oxford.Its research will focus on three areas:• the philanthropy phenomenon (eg. new forms of philanthropy, major philanthropic areas today, eras of philanthropy)• policy questions about philanthropy (eg. the influence of tax regimes on philanthropy, the relationship between philanthropy and justice, accountability, impact measurement)• the practice of philanthropy (inter-generational philanthropy, donor-recipient relationships, decision-making, cross-cultural considerations in philanthropy).Its inaugural seminar series will run in Oxford and London. You can download its brochure in PDF. 11. Free fundraising data calculators in the M+R toolshedUS fundraising and campaigning agency M+R has shared a growing collection of free online calculators for charity fundraisers and marketers.Visit its M+R Toolshed to run a:• Chi-Square test for response rates• t-test for average gifts• revenue per recipient test for conflicting resultsYou can even benchmark your online results against (US) statistics for nonprofits, and receive the result in an infographic. 12. Naming charities doubles response and donations compared to choosing your own charityA small change to a charitable giving form can double the number of people who respond and the amount given.Students were asked to consider donating a proportion of their earnings to charity and then to decide what percentage they would give. Some were presented with a list of five well-known charities, others with a blank box in which they could enter the name of a charity.Research by Jonathan Schulz, Petra Thiemann and Christian Thöni at the Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics at the University of Nottingham found that “offering a list of default charities doubles both the fraction of donors and the aggregate amount of donations”.Why? The researchers consider that by naming a particular charity the students experienced an emotional response in that they at least pictured what the charity does and whom it helps.They conclude that “our results strongly highlight the importance of ‘choice architecture’… in donation decisions”.You can download ‘Defaults in charitable giving‘ (published in April 2015). Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics 3. In Scotland, women are more likely to donate to and support charitiesA YouGov Scottish Omnibus survey on attitudes to charity reports that women are more likely than men to donate to a charity.• Ad hoc donations (over the phone, in a collecting box, online etc) is the most popular way to donate to charity among Scottish adults: 55% of men and 59% of women said they had contributed in this way during the last 12 months.• 30% of women said they donated to charity on a regular basis via direct debit, compared to 24% of men.• 56% of women say they have bought goods from a charity in the past year, compared to 35% of men.• 24% of women had taken part in a fundraising event, such as a fun run or bake sale, in the past year; 17% of men said they had done so.Other findings included:• women are more likely to sponsor someone who is fundraising (53% women v 45% men)• more women than men have signed a petition or written to a politician about a particular campaign (23% women v 20% men)• TV advertising has the greatest impact upon adults in Scotland: 49% said this was the type of advertising that resonated best with them, compared to 7% for newspaper and magazine adverts, 5% for online advertising, and 4% for radio advertising.Karen Barzanji, Head of YouGov Scottish Omnibus said:“It is clear that there is an opportunity for not-for-profits in Scotland, if they can appeal to men’s charitable nature through their advertising methods. If they were to be successful in receiving donations with the same frequency as we see from women, it could make a huge difference to the scope and effectiveness of the organisation.”The YouGov Scottish Omnibus is the only regular Scottish Omnibus and interviews a nationally representative sample of Scottish adults (aged 18+) twice weekly. This specialist omnibus is the perfect way to get a snapshot of what the Scottish general public think, in 48 hours.You can download the survey results from the YouGov Scottish Omnibus. 9. Understanding PhilanthropyThe Centre for Philanthropy at the University of Kent held a one-day conference on Understanding Philanthropy on 29 June at which 150 fundraisers, grantmakers and fundraising researchers gathered.A new book, Hidden History: Philanthropy at the University of Kent, by Dr Triona Fitton, was launched at the event.  118 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 He looks at one week of fundraising appeals that he has received. He muses on whether, in a direct mail appeal, to mention a donor’s last donation amount and add ‘other’ or to add 50% and 100% increments after it, to stimulate a bigger gift. Or indeed, to circle one of the prompted levels of giving to make it stand out. Or perhaps it is better to prompt with unusual, non-rounded numbers on the assumption that donors will likely round-up.Don’t expect an answer, but he does go on to explain his interest in the science of philanthropy, from the early days of researching PBS stations’ fundraising approaches.He reveals that there are 500 professors around the world who conduct fundraising or philanthropy research.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Main image: pound sign in test tube by untitled on Shutterstock.com 6. Peer pressure can drive up donations on online giving sitesResearch led by Professor Sarah Smith at Bristol University has found that large gifts on an online giving site can influence the amount that others then give. Her team analysed 300,000 donations to the online giving pages of runners using JustGiving and Virgin Money Giving.She found that for every additional £10 above the average that was donated, subsequent amounts donated increased by £2.50. Unfortunately the inverse effect applies for donations that are less than the average amount: they result in a reduction in the amounts given.The message for fundraisers is that donors, where they can see who has given and how much, will judge how much they will give based on what others have given, not on the charitable need or reputation of the charity.You might remember that we featured these findings in April 2014 in our report on a fundraising research conference. 12 fundraising research developments and tools for July 2015 Howard Lake | 17 July 2015 | News 5. What do people share online? Here is our round-up of fundraising research, case studies and tools that we can across this month. Some are new, while others have been around for a while but deserve another airing.1. The Science of PhilanthropyChuck Longfield, Chief Scientist at Blackbaud, presents on the science of philanthropy. In a round-up of its own Social Media Examiner reports that:• in 2014 US consumers doubled the volume of what they shared on mobile devices• Facebook is still the most popular social channel for sharing content, accounting for 10 times the volume of items shared compared to its closest competitor Pinterest.• Consumers share ‘list’ and ‘why?’ articles the most  7. Creation of the Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social EntrepreneurshipThe Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship will be launched at the London School of Economics (LSE) later in 2015. Its aim is to improve the impact and effectiveness of private contributions to the public good.Created by Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett, former CEO of Marie Curie for 12 years, and Paul Marshall, the Marshall Institute “will inform and coordinate the efforts of activists, researchers, private citizens, foundations, corporations, public bodies and social entrepreneurs”. It was made possible by a £30 million donation from Paul Marshall, chairman and chief investment officer of hedge fund group Marshall Wace LLP. 8. Gift Aid doesn’t inspire wealthy to give, but it does motivate them to give moreResearch by HM Revenue & Customs into the role of tax reliefs in motivating wealthy individuals to give to charity has found that tax relief on its own does not motivate them to give.However, it does seem to give them an incentive to give more, because they understand they will receive tax relief at the end of the year.HMRC’s research confirmed plenty of other research into motivations into giving in that they found that common reasons were:social influences (such as requests from friends)•  emotions – for example, the feeling of having done a good deed•  identity – giving as part of the donor’s belief system or identity•  outcomes – knowing and seeing the difference that their donation will makeHMRC interviewed 32 individuals who earned over £100,000, gave to local and national charities, whether regularly or one-off gifts, and who had claimed tax relief on a charitable donation of at least £100 in 2013 to 2014.HMRC described the individuals as “better off” rather than wealthy.Not all donors who were interviewed were clear how much they would get back in tax relief. Overall they found the system for claiming relief both easy and fair for both charity and donor.You can download the research findings Qualitative research to understand charitable giving and Gift Aid behaviour amongst better-off individualsRhodri Davis, a researcher at Charities Aid, argued that this research was “a missed opportunity”. He questions the validity of such a small sample, and the lack of evidence of any changes in donor behaviour to back up what they told HMRC. 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

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Spectrum strike: Second year in workers’ war with banks

first_imgNew York/New Jersey workers have been on strike against Spectrum/Charter since March 28, 2017.It has now been over a year since 1,800 members of International Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 3 went on strike against cable monopoly Spectrum/Charter in the New York City/New Jersey area.Strikes against utility companies are often long struggles, even when it’s the largest strike in the country, as was #SpectrumStrike at one time. Strikers can stop repairs, but they can’t stop the automated production. This strike has its own unique conditions, leading to the persistence of Spectrum/Charter trying to break the workers and their union. To understand, we need to get into the economics around the recent takeover of Time Warner by Spectrum/Charter.In 2015, Spectrum/Charter gobbled up Time Warner and became the second largest cable provider in the U.S. Mergers like this have reached gargantuan proportions — so much so that one individual company alone doesn’t have the money on hand to actually purchase another company as big as Time Warner.Even Spectrum/Charter needs help — which must be be gotten from Big Banking. But taking money from the banks comes with a catch — a catch that Lenin described over 100 years ago in his popular pamphlet of 1916, “Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism.” The lesson that still applies is quite simple: The banks become the boss — what Lenin called the “finance capitalist.”The banks only lend out billions of dollars if they know they are going to get something in return. So when Charter/Spectrum took on $27 billion in debt to finance the purchase of Time Warner, the company effectively handed ­decision-making over to their lenders.The banks push to eliminate worker benefits and bust unions. Attacking the workers is the same tactic all bosses use to extract more profits from a company. But the banks are more vicious and unrelenting because they can afford to be. They do, after all, hold the entire bourgeoisie’s wealth in their coffers.Despite a year of its workers striking, Charter/Spectrum — backed by a large segment of the finance capitalist class, including such big names as Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse — still refuses to bargain with IBEW Local 3.It is a tribute to the power of IBEW and the loyalty of its members that the union has held out for over a year during this onslaught by the financial capitalist class.Workers are doing everything they can to continue the strike, but there is a financial toll. The local is digging deep into the pockets of its strike fund, paying striking workers $350 a week. But once workers use up their personal savings, that fund doesn’t cover basic expenses. In the last few months, some workers have reported difficulties paying rent, and they’ve turned to borrowing from friends to get by, in hopes that the struggle will soon end.These are the conditions that have turned the #SpectrumStrike from a struggle between workers and one boss into a titanic struggle between one of the country’s most powerful unions and the entire financial capitalist system.With a new wave of labor militancy rising from West Virginia’s education workers, raising class consciousness across the country, what can militants do to help IBEW Local 3 win? West Virginia showed that it took more than the teachers and support staff to win. Solidarity was the key, as students, parents and other unions all came out in force to show support.Spectrum currently services 25 million customers in the U.S., potentially a huge base of support for the #SpectrumStrike. If enough people refuse to pay for their service or transfer their service to another company, the banks will get the message, and tell the company to back off.Solidarity between consumers and workers is already organically there. Since the merger, Charter/Spectrum, besides slashing worker benefits, has jacked up its prices to pay off its debt. As a monopoly, it can afford this, since in many cases the company is the only cable provider in an area.The Charter/Spectrum local monopoly also creates a potential fightback strategy. What if militants in New York City, for instance, pushed the city council to revoke Spectrum’s franchise? Of course, a general strike or even smaller solidarity strikes in key industries could always tip the balance in the favor of the workers!These are all potential tactics to help the #SpectrumStrike. Whatever form this strike takes going forward, it’s clear that to win, we must fight together.It should be stressed that we all stand to benefit if IBEW Local 3 wins.Since 1916, when Lenin first diagnosed the rise of finance capital, the rule of the banks has only spread and deepened. The #SpectrumStrike is but one battle in this global war of the banks against the people.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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INTO President in Donegal as primary teachers vote on industrial action

first_img Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Twitter Google+ WhatsApp News By News Highland – May 14, 2013 Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Google+ INTO President in Donegal as primary teachers vote on industrial actioncenter_img Facebook Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today The President of the INTO will address members of the Donegal branch this afternoon as the union ballots on industrial action in the event of Croke Park 2 being imposed without agreement.Brendan O’Sullivan will meet with members from the county at the Mill Park in Donegal Town this afternoon at 3.30.Meetings are also taking place today in Letterkenny, Buncrana and Carndonagh, while on Thursday, meetings will take place in Ballybofey, Carrigart and Ramelton.Brendan O’Sullivan says this is a reaction to the government’s seeming deterinatiion to cut teachers’ wages, and the union will not accept that.He says if the government have alternative proposals, they will listen……[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/into1pm.mp3[/podcast] Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleDerry police appeal for information on missing 24 year old Tony BrowneNext articleBench warrant sought at Dungloe District Court for rapist Joseph McCabe News Highland Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH last_img read more

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Writ Petition Under Article 226 Not Maintainable Against Orders Passed By State Consumer Commission:Supreme Court

first_imgTop StoriesWrit Petition Under Article 226 Not Maintainable Against Orders Passed By State Consumer Commission:Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK15 March 2021 8:41 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court opined that a writ petition under Article 226 of the Constitution challenging judgments and orders passed by the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission is not maintainable.In this case, an order passed by M.P. State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission [dismissing a revision petition upholding the order of the District Consumer Disputes Redressal…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 opined that a writ petition under Article 226 of the Constitution challenging judgments and orders passed by the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission is not maintainable.In this case, an order passed by M.P. State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission [dismissing a revision petition upholding the order of the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum] was challenged before the High Court by filing a writ petition.  The Registry raised objection and opined that in view of the Supreme Court judgment in Cicily Kallarackal Vs. Vehicle Factory [(2012) 8 SCC 524] no writ petition lies against the order of the State Commission.The High Court to answer this, first considered the question whether in against exercise of revisional powers by State Commission u/S.17(1)(b), any remedy is available before the National Commission or not ? Answering this, the court held that neither revisional jurisdiction nor appellate Jurisdiction by the National Commission could be exercised against the impugned orders passed by the State Commission. The Court therefore proceeded to consider the matter on merits by rejecting the objection as to jurisdiction. It observed that the window of interference available to the Court u/Art.226 in matters of this nature where orders of statutorily created tribunals [District Forum & State Commission] are under challenge, is extremely limited and dismissed the writ petition. “The High Court after having held the writ petition to be maintainable has dismissed the Writ Petition on merits. Despite the attention of the High Court having been drawn to Cicily Kallarackal vs. Vehicle Factory, (2012) 8 SCC 524 without even dealing with or discussing the judgment and the reason for its inapplicability, the High Court has chosen to rely upon decision of Single Judge of  Orissa High Court and the Division Bench of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh at Hyderabad to hold that the writ petition was maintainable. We are of the considered opinion that the writ petition itself was not maintainable in view of Cicily (supra)”, the Apex Court bench Justices Navin Sinha and Krishna Murari said while dismissing the SLP.In Cicily, it was observed that the order of the National Consumer Commission are incapable of being questioned under the writ jurisdiction of the High Court, as a statutory appeal in terms of Section 27 A(1)(c) lies to the Supreme Court.  “We cannot help but to state in absolute terms that it is not appropriate for the High Courts to entertain writ petitions under Article 226 of the Constitution of India against the orders passed by the Commission, as a statutory appeal is provided and lies to this Court under the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986. Once the legislature has provided for a statutory appeal to a higher court, it cannot be proper exercise of jurisdiction to permit the parties to bypass the statutory appeal to such higher court and entertain petitions in exercise of its powers under Article 226 of the Constitution of India.”, it was observed. The said judgment, however, does not discuss the maintainability of writ petition against order passed by State Consumer Commission.Case: Mehra Bal Chikitsalaya Evam Navjat Shishu I.C.U. vs. Manoj Upadhyaya  [SLP(C) 4127/2021]Coram: Justices Navin Sinha and Krishna MurariCitation: LL 2021 SC 163Click here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

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“We Have To Shun Selfishness”: Delhi High Court Appeals To Sellers Not To Resort To Hoarding, Black Marketing Of Oxygen Cylinders, Medicines

first_imgNews Updates”We Have To Shun Selfishness”: Delhi High Court Appeals To Sellers Not To Resort To Hoarding, Black Marketing Of Oxygen Cylinders, Medicines Nupur Thapliyal28 April 2021 11:14 PMShare This – x”We, therefore, appeal to the good sense of the people, including the sellers of necessary medicines and Oxygen, to not to resort to hoarding of, and black marketing of Oxygen cylinders, Oxygen flow metres or medicines, and to make them available to the needy people.” Observed a division bench comprising of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Rekha Palli while hearing bunch of petitions concerning oxygen shortage and covid 19 crisis in the national capital.The said remark came after the bench took note of the issue of black marketing and hoarding of essential covid 19 medicines and oxygen cylinders.”Hoarding of medicines or Oxygen cylinders/ flow metresleads to artificial scarcity, to an extent which may not be there.” The Bench observed at the outset.While observing so, the Court also took note of news reports regarding an incident which took place at Apollo Hospital, wherein the hospital staff and doctors were assaulted by the relatives of one of the patients. “Such like incidents are bound to de-moralise the medical community, which is serving tirelessly to save the lives of the people without any rest or break whatsoever, at personal risk. We hope and expect that such like incidents would not be repeated. The authorities, including the Police should also be mindful of such like situation, and be vigilant to prevent any such untoward incidents.” the Court observed at the outset.Hinting towards a collective sense of responsibility at such unprecedented times, the Court also observed that:”The nation is facing an unprecedented crisis. It is at times like this, that we – the people, need to stand up to showcase our best qualities and virtues, which all of us have. To fight this scourge, we need to collectively conduct ourselves with sensitivity and empathy towards one and all –irrespective of whether the infected persons are our friends or relatives, or strangers.”During the course of hearing, the Court had appointed Sr. Adv. Rajshekhar Rao as the amicus curiae to assist the Court considering the complexities of the issues involved.Click Here To Read OrderTagsDelhi High Court Black marketing hoarding of covid drugs Remdesivir COVID19 Second Wave COVID -19 #Oxygen Next Storylast_img read more

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