Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) 2008 Annual Report

first_imgJulius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng)  2008 annual report.Company ProfileJulius Berger Nigeria Plc is a civil engineering and construction company in Nigeria. The company is involved in the planning, design and construction of major civil engineering and civil works which encompasses office and functional buildings, residential houses, sports and recreational facilities as well as infrastructure such as roads, bridges, railway lines, airports, dams and water supply schemes. Julius Berger Nigeria Plc has business interests in the plants and factories, oil and gas, marine, ports and shipping and power sectors. The company’s pioneer project was the construction of the Eko Bridge in Lagos in 1964. The company’s head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Julius Berger Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Three Malawians to receive Province of Central Africa’s highest lay…

first_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Posted Oct 20, 2017 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Hopkinsville, KY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Job Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Press Release Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Shreveport, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Tags Three Malawians to receive Province of Central Africa’s highest lay honor Anglican Communion TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Collierville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Eventscenter_img Associate Rector Columbus, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET [Anglican Communion News Service] Three women from the Diocese of the Upper Shire in Malawi are to receive the Order of the Epiphany – the highest lay honor of the Anglican Church of Central Africa. The awards will be presented Oct. 21 at a large service at the Cathedral of SS Peter and Paul in Mangochi.Read the full article here. Rector Tampa, FL Africa, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Bath, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit an Event Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID last_img read more

Defend Chich’il Bildagoteel!

first_imgApache clans and over 300 Indigenous nations are organizing to protect Chich’il Bildagoteel, the Oak Flat site in southeastern Arizona, from devastating copper mining extraction. Apache clan members and supporters rally to defend Chich’il Bildagoteel (Oak Flat) in December 2019.Credit: Sandra Rambler/Censored NewsThe mining was given a federal go-ahead by passage of the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and “Conservation” Act, included in the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act signed by President Barack Obama. Subject to “environmental review,” the act gave land sacred to the Apache to the Resolution Copper Mine, a joint venture by the notorious Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton. The act was a land swap so private companies could exploit federal Tonto National Forest land, including Oak Flat, in exchange for deeding other “private land” to the U.S.While the U.S. Forest Service had set a late 2021 deadline for the final environmental impact statement, the Trump administration recently moved the deadline to this December. (tinyurl.com/y2s2b7zk)Arizona Congressperson Raul Grijalva told radio station KJZZ on Dec. 1 that the Trump administration is cutting corners: “They would have the deal cut [before the Biden inauguration], and it would be very difficult for us to undo after it’s done.” Rep. Grijalva and Senator Bernie Sanders have introduced legislation to repeal the land transfer.Chich’il Bildagoteel holds petroglyphs, precolonial history and burial grounds of at least eight Apache clans and two Western Apache bands. Home to medicinal plants and water sources rising from the Apache Leap Tuff aquifer, Oak Flat is on the National Register of Historic Places.The San Carlos Apache, neighboring Indigenous nations and environmental groups have mobilized to prevent destruction of the area, revered by the Apache.  In a November statement, Dr. Wendsler Nosie Sr., former chair of the San Carlos Apache, said: “In the days ahead, Chich’il Bildagoteel needs us. We have been given strong indication that the Forest Service will be making their decision on the Oak Flat land exchange. This will immediately begin the process of handing over a sacred site to one of the largest mining companies in the world. “For more than a decade, people all over the world have had eyes on Oak Flat. And on the ground, countless people have been in solidarity with the Apache people as they fight to protect Oak Flat. Oak Flat needs all of us now to come together.”To take action, go to apache-stronghold.com.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

A Very Riboli New Year

first_img Business News Make a comment Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Food & Wine A Very Riboli New Year Prominent wine family will ride in the Rose Parade’s first wine float By MARGARET ARNOLD Published on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 | 12:43 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img More Cool Stuff Community News 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week It’s going to be a very Riboli New Year for the local winemaking family, who, as owners of the San Antonio Winery, has long supplied wine for local New Year’s celebrations. This year, for the first time, the family is riding in the parade itself.As winery owner Steve Riboli describes it, “We went to the Tournament of Roses back in February with an exciting idea to bring entertainment as well as branding of our wines to the Rose Parade. So our goal was to create a very unique float.” The “Stella Rosa” float (named for a San Antonio semi-sparkling variety) design is a double-decker bus with 70s dance icons KC and the Sunshine Band, all sixteen pieces.Stella Rosa, the float’s namesake, Riboli explains, is “a brand of ours that was created 12 years ago. We created Stella Rosa because of the unique profile of the wine. It’s fun and fizzy, and it caters to a more youthful wine drinker. It comes in a variety of flavors.”Riboli is naturally excited about the float’s selection to participate, saying, “We are the first wine float ever in the 125-year history of the Tournament of Roses, so it’s quite an honor. The float itself is 55 feet long and about 30 feet tall, and about 25 feet wide. It’s a beautiful display of roses and pageantry, but what’s cool about it is it’s got a live band on it — very few floats have full live bands. Our goal is to ‘stellabrate’ good times.”The Riboli Family has been a fixture of Pasadena and Los Angeles life for close to a century now. Their San Antonio Winery sits in its original location in nearby Northeast Los Angeles, offering its own family of wines plus a curated selection from around the world–as well as tastings, tours, fine dining and a unique location for celebrations.And the whole New Year’s Eve/ New Year’s Day thing is only 24 hours. Where else do you take Aunt Ellen and Uncle Bernie? The Ribolis have a natural suggestion: “You know, they can only go to Disneyland and Universal so many times, so we’re a wonderful place because we have tours of the winery daily and it’s just a fun place to go. We’ve got tours, we’ve got a great restaurant, we got a beautiful wine store and you can actually see a working winery. Folks are coming in from the Midwest and from the East Coast. That’s a huge treat for them because it’s rare for them to do it.The Riboli family has long been active in the Pasadena community, and has been generous with their time in local nonprofits for years. (Steve and his wife, Sindee, were last year’s honorees at the annual Pasadena Ronald McDonald House Shine Gala.)And this year, the celebration of wine, the family’s involvement with the Tournament of Roses, and theirlong community involvement will all come together, as “Stella Rosa”–the first wine-related float in the parade ever–dances down Colorado Boulevard.The San Antonio Winery can be found (where it has been found since 1917) at 737 Lamar Street in Los Angeles. The winery is open daily. For more information call (323) 223-1401 or visit www.SanAntonioWinery.com Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

Sara Hatch Named the Next President of the Junior League of Pasadena

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Subscribe Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Is What Happens To Your Face After DermaplaningHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 4 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it People Sara Hatch Named the Next President of the Junior League of Pasadena STAFF REPORT Published on Monday, July 1, 2019 | 11:48 amcenter_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Business News The Junior League of Pasadena, Inc. (JLP) is proud to announce that Sara Hatch has been named 2019-2020 President of the local 93-year-old women’s volunteer and leadership organization, which has more than 500 active and sustaining members in the San Gabriel Valley area.Members of the JLP are looking forward to her leadership as they continue in their issue area of the ‘support and development of women.’ The JLP takes an issue-area-focused approach to their volunteer efforts; in which their members approach the organization’s chosen issue area having been trained and educated in the root causes and influences. With this issue area, for example, members are educated on labor force statistics for women, the factors that negatively impact earnings gaps, how state and federal policy impacts working women, what non-profit resources and services are available, and more to be especially impactful when volunteering. Members of the JLP volunteer hundreds of hours each year to support this core issue area and the women in our community.Hatch is beginning her fifth active year of membership with the Junior League of Pasadena, having served on the New Member Committee and such leadership roles as Marketing Chair, Operations Director, and President-Elect. She has been passionate about volunteering for years, having also volunteered with KEY Club and Kiwanis. Hatch moved to Pasadena 14 years ago to pursue her dream job, which she now holds as a Mission Design and Navigation Engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.“I’m looking forward to all the collaborations we have planned this year, especially with other women’s and women-led organizations as we celebrate the centennial of the passing of the 19th Amendment,” said Hatch. “It’s so inspiring to look back at the 93 years of history and accomplishments and know that our amazing members are working hard to lay the groundwork for improving our community for decades to come.”Hatch has been a part of JLP’s facilitation of debuting PasadenaHelp.org, a database of community services available to the people of Greater Pasadena, California. She looks forward to continuing her involvement with the local resource, in particular, continuing to develop a sustainable infrastructure and support for the site.“Getting to know Sara better over the last few years has been a pleasure and JLP is in the best of hands,” said JLP Past-President 2018-2019 Charlotte Miles. “She is very dedicated, caring, and innovative. Her passion and determination will make this year a successful and fun time to be a part of JLP.”About Junior League of PasadenaFounded in 1926, the Junior League of Pasadena is a non-profit organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective leadership of trained volunteers. Past projects have included Kidspace Museum and the Pasadena Senior Center. To receive further information, please contact the Junior League of Pasadena at (626) 796-0244 or visit their website at www.jlpasadena.org. More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

265 patients waiting for beds in Irish hospitals

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post 265 admitted patients are waiting for beds this morning, according to today’s INMO Trolley Watch.213 patients are waiting in the emergency department, while 52 are in wards elsewhere in the hospital. Advertisement University Hospital Limerick Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleDairygold announces winners of its annual Milk Quality AwardsNext articleJunior Rugby Recap: Big Limerick wins in Munster Senior Cup Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Linkedin Print Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash LimerickNews265 patients waiting for beds in Irish hospitalsBy Staff Reporter – September 22, 2020 163 Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

Co Donegal man, who was reported missing in US, found safe and well

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Co Donegal man, who was reported missing in US, found safe and well Twitter Google+ By admin – May 27, 2015 Facebook A Co Donegal man, who had been reported missing in America, has contacted family and friends to let them know he is safe and well.Police in the US and Essex has raised concerns for Ciaran O’Donnell, who had been on holiday in Florida.The 29-year-old, originally from Milford, lives and works in Basildon, Essex.In a statement police in Essex said 29-year-old Ciaran O’Donnell, originally from Milford in Co Donegal, said family and friends have been unable to trace him.But after news had spread that the Milford man had been reported missing in the US on social media last night, he contacted friends and family to let them know he is safe and well. Homepage BannerNews 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterestcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Previous articleUS police concerned for welfare of missing Co Donegal man in FloridaNext articleBono pays tribute to ‘irreplaceable’ tour manager after fatal heart attack admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Right Of Pre-Emption Is A ‘Very Weak Right’; Cannot Be Exercised Recurringly: SC [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews UpdatesRight Of Pre-Emption Is A ‘Very Weak Right’; Cannot Be Exercised Recurringly: SC [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK14 Oct 2020 12:15 AMShare This – xThe right to pre-emption is a “very weak right” and is capable of being defeated by all legitimate methods including the claim of superior or equal right, the Supreme Court has reiterated.The bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Dinesh Maheshwari observed that right of pre-emption is a right of substitution which cannot be exercised recurringly, but only once.The…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe right to pre-emption is a “very weak right” and is capable of being defeated by all legitimate methods including the claim of superior or equal right, the Supreme Court has reiterated.The bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Dinesh Maheshwari observed that  right of pre-emption is a right of substitution which cannot be exercised recurringly, but only once.The question considered in this appeal was whether the limitation shall commence from the first sale deed after coming into force of the Rajasthan Pre-Emption Act, 1966 or from any other subsequent sale on the basis of Article 97 of the Limitation Act, 1963? In this case, the plaintiff sought to enforce such right after three sale transactions had taken place in the past involving the subject immovable property in the years 1945, 1946 and 1966.  A sale deed dated 10.01.1974 was challenged by the plaintiff seeking a decree of pre-emption. The Trial Court noted that even prior to the coming into force of the said Act, laws of pre-emption did exist in Ajmer. The sale deed dated 5.11.1966 came into existence after the said Act came into force. It was finally held that without challenging that sale deed, the suit would not be maintainable and would be barred by limitation. The First Appellate Court upheld this view. The High Court, allowing the appeal, held that the earlier sale deeds would have to be assailed and concluded that each sale of such property gives a fresh cause of action. While considering the appeal, the Apex Court bench described the nature and origin of right to pre-emption. Referring to Barasat Eye Hospital & Ors. v. Kaustabh Mondal, it said:The historical perspective of the right of pre-emption shows that it owes its origination to the advent of the Mohammedan rule, based on customs, which came to be accepted in various courts largely located in the north of India. The pre-emptor has been held by the judicial pronouncements to have two rights. Firstly, the inherent or primary right, which is the right to the offer of a thing about to be sold and the secondary or remedial right to follow the thing sold. It is a secondary right, which is simply a right of substitution in place of the original vendee. The pre-emptor is bound to show that he not only has a right as good as that of the vendee, but it is superior to that of the vendee; And that too at the time when the pre-emptor exercises his right. In our view, it is relevant to note this observation and we once again emphasise that the right is a “very weak right” and is, thus, capable of being defeated by all legitimate methods including the claim of superior or equal right. Disagreeing with the High Court, view, the bench observed that such a right is available once – whether to take it or leave it to a person having a right of pre-emption. While upholding the Trial Court order, the bench observed:We suppose that the aforesaid answers the dilemma, i.e. whether the right of pre-emption can be enforced for an indefinite number of transactions or it is exercisable only the first time. We opine that it is only exercisable for the first time when the cause of such a right arises, in a situation where the plaintiff-pre-emptor chooses to waive such right after the 1966 Act becoming operational. Section 9 of the said Act operates as a bar on his exercising such right on a subsequent transaction relating to the same immovable property. We also wonder what really remains of this right of pre-emption after so many years in the facts of this case when the purchaser has been enjoying it for more than four decades!Case: RAGHUNATH (D) vs. RADHA MOHAN (D) [CIVIL APPEAL NO. 1442 OF 2016]Coram: Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Dinesh MaheshwariCounsel: Adv Irshad Ahmad and Adv Christi Jain Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

SSR Case Media Trial: Centre Cannot Say Private Self-Appointed News Bodies Will Look Into Complaints, Argue Petitioners In Bombay HC

first_imgNews UpdatesSSR Case Media Trial: Centre Cannot Say Private Self-Appointed News Bodies Will Look Into Complaints, Argue Petitioners In Bombay HC Nitish Kashyap12 Oct 2020 8:57 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Monday heard the batch of petitions objecting to the alleged media trial that has taken place in the Sushant Singh Rajput case at the behest of certain news channels.In the previous hearing, Senior Advocate Aspi Chinoy had vehemently argued that pre-judging in a criminal case violates principles of a fair trial. He had cited various such instances of media trial that…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 Bombay High Court on Monday heard the batch of petitions objecting to the alleged media trial that has taken place in the Sushant Singh Rajput case at the behest of certain news channels.In the previous hearing, Senior Advocate Aspi Chinoy had vehemently argued that pre-judging in a criminal case violates principles of a fair trial. He had cited various such instances of media trial that took place in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case.Senior Advocate Devdatt Kamat appeared on behalf of the petitioners Nilesh Navlakha(filmmaker/producer), Mahibub D. Shaikh(editor of a regional newspaper) and retired civil servant Subhash Chander ChabaHe began his submissions reading from the Cable TV Network (Regulation) Act, 1995 its statutory provisions and rules therein.Referring to Section 5 of the said act, Advocate Kamat submitted that the statute is very clear. The said provision states that no person shall transmit or re-transmit through a cable service any programme unless such programme is in conformity with the prescribed programme code.Programme Code has been incorporated to include broadcasters for both uplinking and downloading purposes. These broadcasters are bound to follow the statutory regime under the Cable TV Network Act as per the uplinking and downlinking guidelines. The airwaves belong to the Government of India, it is the sole repository of airwaves, Kamat contended.When the bench enquired about the source of the guidelines, Advocate Kamat responded by saying that the source flows from the Cable TV Networks Act itself. Therefore, the airwaves have to be used abiding by the union’s guidelines as the airwaves are public not private property, Kamat added.Advocate Kamat also placed reliance upon the judgment of the Supreme Court in Ministry Of Information & Broadcasting vs Cricket Association Of Bengal in support of his arguments.When the complaints regarding the media trial that took place in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case came up, the Government itself sent these complaints to private organisations like News Broadcaster’s Association & News Broadcasting Standard’s Authority, Advocate Kamat asserted. The Government cannot outsource this, it is binding on them to take this up, Kamat said referring to the Union’s reply to the said complaints.Kamat referred to a statement in the reply submitted by the Republic TV-“I say that being one of the most reliable leading media houses in the country, the answering respondents takes practice of ethical journalism very seriously, however, it is pertinent to mention that the answering respondent is not a member of the News Broadcaster’s Association, accordingly any code of ethics, broadcasting standards and code issued by NBA do not apply.”Advocate Kamat questioned the said reply and submitted-The Government sends all these applications before NBA! Total non-application of mind on the government’s part.The bench asked- Is it a member of any self-regulatory body?News Broadcasters Federation, Advocate Kamat said. Adding to the same, Advocate Rajesh Inamdar submitted -“There is a new story behind the constitution of this new federation.. The NBA has passed an order against Republic TV and directed them to comply with the order. The channel instead formed a new federation with some new channels. So tomorrow if any channel has some disagreement with NBA or NBF, they will form their own association. In these circumstances , Union cannot simply forward complaints to a private body.”Is there any mechanism to enforce orders by NBA or NBF? CJ Dipankar Datta sought to know.Sr Adv Kamat: Article 19(2) will be a bar. Only the State can enforce this. No delegation can be done and no private organization can curb freedom of speech. How can the Union abdicate its own obligation and say that private self-appointed organizations will look into this egregious conduct against channels in the Sushant Singh case? It is prima facie evident from the headlines that there has been a violation”.He then referred to certain instances of reporting the case on Times Now and Aaj Tak and submitted-“Some snippets in rejoinder to show plainly media trial in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case. There is a violation of Programme Code.The Union must step in and take action. A media trial of this kind is in direct connivance with Article 21 of the Constitution.”On the question of what constitutes a media trial and what constitutes an offence, Sr Adv Kamat referred to the 200th Law Commission report. Court intervened saying that these are recommendations. These recommendations sum up the law in terms of what constitutes a media trial. Till a new law is framed, the existing regime has to be made effective, Kamat said.Referring to the Aarushi Talwar case, Kamat submitted that the Supreme court had observed in the said case that trial by press and media is “the very antithesis of the Rule of Law”.This whole theory of murder was propounded for four to five months on National TV. Now since the AIIMS report rules out murder, speculation sregarding the same will pass but what happens to the months of slander? Kamat questioned.If the public has an impression of guilt, it influences the process of administration of justice. Moreover, publication of prosecutions’ case information is an affront to the administration of justice, Kamat submitted Finally, in conclusion of his arguments, Advocate Kamat told the bench that the coverage in Sushant Singh’s case violates the Programme Code, constitutes a media trial as summed up by the Law Commission’s 200th report and leakage of information or purported leakage of information amounts to interference in administration of Justice.Kamat further urged that there is leakage of information by agencies like CBI and ED. This becomes even more serious. How are these channels getting access? This would clearly interfere with the administration of justice, Kamat concluded.Thereafter, the Court asked Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh, who appeared for the Union of India about no action taken by the Union on complaints received in this case.In one affidavit an inter-ministerial committee was constituted to recommend penalties. The bench noted- Who can impose the penalties as it is not clear. We would presume it is the Ministry to whom the recommendation is sent.Referring to Sr Adv Kamat’s submission that a particular channel refused to comply with NBA’s order and formed its own association., the bench asked-Who enforces the order? ASG Singh said that there are other mechanisms adding that all this is to ensure that media is not controlled by media, that the nature of the medium remains independent.The matter has now been adjourned to Wednesday at 3 pm.Earlier, a division bench of Justices AA Sayed and S P Tavade, while issuing notice in the PIL, had observed that media should exercise restraint while reporting on the case. Next Storylast_img read more

Worldwide coronavirus cases surpass 12 million

first_imgSamara Heisz/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, JON HAWORTH, EMILY SHAPIRO and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 548,000 people worldwide.Over 12 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 3 million diagnosed cases and at least 132,256 deaths. Here is how the news developed Wednesday. All times Eastern:9:25 p.m.: Global total surpasses 12 million casesThe number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 crossed 12 million worldwide Wednesday night.Coronavirus cases continue to surge in the U.S. with hotspots in states such as Florida, Arizona and Texas reporting new records with regularity.The number of cases in the U.S. alone crossed 3 million earlier in the day on Wednesday.Outside of the U.S., cases are surging in Brazil (1.7 million) and India (742,000), which are second and third in the world, respectively.6:30 p.m.: Texas reports record COVID-19 fatalities, hospitalizationsTexas reported its deadliest day during the pandemic on Wednesday, with 98 new deaths from COVID-19.That number breaks the previous single-day record of 60 fatalities, set the day before. The statewide death toll is now 2,813, based on data from the Texas Department of State Health Services.The state also reported record hospitalizations Wednesday, with 9,610 total.Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Texas are now up to 220,564, with 9,979 new cases reported Wednesday. The seven-day average of the daily testing positivity rate was 15.03% as of Tuesday.5:58 p.m.: Ivy League calls off fall sportsThe Ivy League will not be competing in any sports for the fall semester due to the coronavirus pandemic.The Ivy League Council of Presidents announced the decision on Wednesday. It affects the eight Ivies: Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University and Yale University.Practice and other athletic training for enrolled student-athletes will be based on the institution and state regulations, the council said in a statement.It will decide on winter and spring sports competition, as well as the possibility of holding fall sports in the spring, “at a later date,” it said.The Ivy League is the first conference to make a decision on fall sports, and it’s unclear how larger college conferences will adjust.Jim Harbaugh, head coach for Big Ten powerhouse Michigan, said in a press conference this afternoon he expects the conference will make a decision “in the coming weeks.”“If it comes to a point in time where you say that we can’t play, it’s obvious, it’s clear — then everybody would be reasonable and know that that was the right thing to do,” he said.4:55 p.m.: Site cancels Texas GOP’s in-person state conventionHouston Mayor Sylvester Turner said Wednesday that Houston First, which operates the George R. Brown Convention Center where the Texas Republican Party planned to hold its in-person state convention next week, sent a letter to the party’s executive committee announcing it was canceling the event.“Houston is a hotspot right now in a global pandemic, and we cannot have thousands of people gathering inside the George R. Brown,” Turner said at a news conference. “Houston looks forward to hosting conventions in the future, when it is safe and we are not endangering people by exposing them to this virus.”“The people in the city of Houston, their public health concerns, are first and foremost paramount,” the mayor said. “Those first responders, police, fire, municipal workers, all of the individuals who will be in contact or in close proximity to this indoor gathering, simply the public health concerns outweighed anything else.”4:20 p.m.: Rate of infection increasing in LALos Angeles County is experiencing a “sharp increase in community transmission,” Dr. Barbara Ferrer, the county’s public health director, warned Wednesday.“Our cases are rising, the rate of infection is increasing and the number of hospitalizations are up,” Ferrer said.Ferrer announced 65 new fatalities, bringing LA County’s death toll to 3,642.“We are worried given the higher rates of hospitalizations that deaths may go back up,” Ferrer said.Ferrer also commended residents for “embracing responsible actions” over the Fourth of July weekend.Inspectors visited 82 bars over the holiday weekend and all were closed, as ordered, she said.Inspectors went to 1,101 restaurants, where 99% complied with only providing outdoor dining, takeout and delivery, she said. Ninety-nine percent of customers wore face coverings and 98% complied with physical distancing, she said.3:35 p.m.: Hospitalizations, ICU admissions on the rise in CaliforniaIn California, hospitalizations are up 44% over the last two weeks, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday.Admissions to ICUs are also on the rise, he said.The governor attributed the growth to a number of factors: not enough people wearing face coverings and social distancing; increased mixing outside of households; outbreaks in prisons and jails; and outbreaks within essential workplaces.California hospitals are only at 8% capacity, he added.Newsom reported 11,694 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, but stressed that this number includes a backlog of data from Los Angeles County labs.Twenty-six counties are now on California’s “monitor list,” up from 23 counties. Among those on the list are Los Angeles, San Diego and Sacramento.3 p.m.: 91% of Arizona’s ICU beds are in useIn hard-hit Arizona, the number of coronavirus cases increased by 165% in the last week, while tests increased by just 75%, according to the state’s Department of Health.In Arizona hospitals, 91% of ICU beds are in use.A record 2,008 suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients visited emergency rooms in the state on Tuesday. 12:50 p.m.: NJ now requiring masks in outdoor public spacesIn New Jersey, face coverings are now required in outdoor public spaces when social distancing isn’t practicable, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Wednesday.“Requiring masks outdoors is a step I had hoped we would not have to take,” Murphy tweeted, adding, “unfortunately, we’ve been seeing a backslide in compliance.”Face coverings are not required while eating or drinking at an outdoor restaurant, he clarified.Those under 2 years old are exempt.At least 13,476 people in New Jersey have died from COVID-19.11 a.m.: Florida has 41 hospitals with no available bedsAs coronavirus cases surge in Florida, the state had 41 hospitals with no available beds as of Wednesday morning, according to the state’s Agency for Healthcare Administration.Only 15.36% of Florida’s adult ICU beds remain available, the agency said.This comes as Florida reports 9,989 more cases since Tuesday, bringing the state to a total of 223,793 diagnosed cases of the coronavirus.In Miami-Dade County, which includes the city of Miami, the positivity rate has jumped to 21.9%.Osceola County is reporting a positivity rate of 19.5%, while in Hillsborough County, which includes Tampa, the positivity rate stands at 16.4%.Hillsborough County students and staff will be required to wear face masks when they return to school, the superintendent announced Tuesday evening.10:25 a.m.: NYC schools to mix in-person, remote learningWhen New York City restarts school for its 1.1 million public school students, classes will be a mix of in-person and remote learning, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday.Students will learn five days a week and most children will be in school two or three days each week, he said.Schools will be deep-cleaned each night and face coverings will be required, said Richard Carranza, chancellor of the city’s Department of Education.Fewer students will be in each class and teachers can use large spaces, like gyms and cafeterias, to teach, Carranza said.Families can also choose remote learning full-time for their children, the mayor added.“We have to look at this as a challenge, but one that we can also find good in,” de Blasio said.Of those tested for the coronavirus in New York City, 1% are now testing positive, the mayor said Wednesday.9:05 a.m.: Coronavirus crisis expanding in South and SouthwestThe coronavirus crisis is expanding in the South and the Southeast, according to an internal FEMA memo obtained by ABC News. Arizona reported 354 new cases per 100,000 population in the past week, compared to a national average of 100 per 100,000. In California, the highest number of new cases in last three weeks were in Los Angeles, Riverside and Orange counties, representing 51.8% of new cases in the state. Southern California and the Central Valley show high community transmission and the Bay Area is also seeing rising cases. Florida is reporting 261 new cases per 100,000 population in the past week. The highest number of new cases in last three weeks were in Miami-Dade, Hillsborough and Broward Counties. But those counties represented only 37.9% of new cases in the state; increases are occurring broadly across multiple counties, including Orange. In South Carolina, positivity rates are increasing in coastal counties and urban areas. The highest number of new cases over the last three weeks were in Charleston, Horry and Greenville Counties, representing 41.1% of new cases in the state. In Texas, Dallas County Health and Human Services reports that 80% of those in the hospital are essential workers, including health workers, first responders and food service workers.7:21 a.m.: Russia surpasses 700,000 cases of COVID-19Russia confirmed 6,562 new coronavirus infections Wednesday, bringing the country’s official number of cases to 700,792.Over the past 24 hours, 173 people have died in the country bringing the total toll to 10,667.A total of 8,631 people recovered over the last 24 hours as well which brings the overall number of recoveries to 472,511.Russia has the fourth highest number of confirmed cases by country in the world behind only the United States, Brazil and India, respectively. Russia has more than double the amount of cases to Peru which currently sits as the fifth worst-affected country in the world.6:33 a.m.: Orlando Magic player tests positive for coronavirus, team official saysOn the same day the Orlando Magic arrived at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex to prepare for the upcoming NBA season restart, officials said one of their players will be temporally benched by the coronavirus.Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman made the announcement during a videoconference with reporters on Tuesday. The unidentified player had previously tested positive during the NBA’s last round of testing that began on June 23.“That player is following protocol and and we’re hoping that he can join us shortly,” Weltman said.The Magic did not say which player had a confirmed COVID-19 case.The league told players that it will not suspend play in the event of several positive cases, but would look into stoppage if an outbreak did occur.5:04 a.m.: Over a dozen contract coronavirus after high school graduationMore than a dozen people who attended a high school graduation in North Carolina have reportedly contracted the novel coronavirus.Officials have identified at least 16 people who tested positive for COVID-19 after attending Marvin Ridge High School’s graduation ceremony on June 24 in Waxhaw, North Carolina, according to a report by Charlotte ABC affiliate WSOC-TV. While some of those people may have been together at other events, officials said, the only common link they all share is the graduation.Officials said anyone who attended the ceremony “needs to take additional precautions when interacting with individuals from our vulnerable population,” and to get tested if they or someone in their home develops symptoms.Board members of the Union County Public Schools had voted in late May to hold in-person graduation ceremonies while practicing social distancing, despite an order from North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper that prohibits them. The Union County Sheriff’s Office said they wouldn’t interfere with the plans to carry out traditional graduations.“As Union County Public Schools held graduations, the district provided clear health and safety guidance for graduates and their guests,” Union County Public Schools told WSOC in a statement Tuesday. “Ceremonies included social distancing protocols, and staff encouraged all attendees to wear face coverings. In addition, hand sanitizer or hand washing stations were available at each stadium.”3:30 a.m.: US sets another record with over 60,000 new cases in a dayMore than 60,000 new cases of COVID-19 were identified in the United States on Tuesday, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.It’s the first time the United States has reached or crossed the 60,000 threshold of newly diagnosed cases in a 24-hour reporting period.Tuesday’s caseload shattered the country’s previous record set on July 2, when more than 54,000 new cases were identified.The national total currently stands at 2,996,098 diagnosed cases with at least 131,480 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up and crossing 50,000 for the first time last week.Many states have seen a rise in infections in recent weeks, with some — including Arizona, California and Florida — reporting daily records. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more