Centum Investment Limited (CTUM.ke) HY2011 Presentation

first_imgCentum Investment Limited (CTUM.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2011 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Centum Investment Limited (CTUM.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Centum Investment Limited (CTUM.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Centum Investment Limited (CTUM.ke)  2011 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileCentum Investment Limited is an equity firm specialising in investing in areas of growth, developmental capital and buyouts and seek to make equity investments between US$2 and US$20 million. The company invests in enterprises in the agricultural, education, healthcare, energy, financial services, insurance, information and communication technology, food and beverages, catering, automotive, publishing, real estate, power and FMCG sectors. In the beverage sector, it invests in businesses manufacturing alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and carbonated soft drinks. These companies operate in and serve the needs of domestic markets in Africa sub-regions. In most private equity investments, it prefers to acquire a controlling and significant minor stake in the company. The head office of Centum Investment Company is in Nairobi, Kenya. Centum Investment Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

PZ Cussons Ghana Limited (PZC.gh) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgPZ Cussons Ghana Limited (PZC.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about PZ Cussons Ghana Limited (PZC.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the PZ Cussons Ghana Limited (PZC.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: PZ Cussons Ghana Limited (PZC.gh)  2019 annual report.Company ProfilePZ Cussons Ghana Limited is a consumer goods company in Ghana which manufactures, distributes and sells electrical appliances and healthcare products such as soaps, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products. The company operates in 4 categories: personal care, home care, food and nutrition and electrical appliances. Personal care brands include Camel, Carex, Cussons Baby, Imperial Leather, Premier and Premier Cool and Robb. Brands in the electrical appliance range include Thermocool; the nutritional range includes Nunu and the home care range includes Morning Fresh. PZ Cussons Ghana Limited is a subsidiary of PZ Cussons (Holdings) Limited. PZ Cussons Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Junior World Championship 2012 – Day Three Highlights

first_imgThursday Jun 14, 2012 Junior World Championship 2012 – Day Three Highlights Catch up on highlights of all the games on day three of the Junior World Championships 2012.In the knockout stages Wales will play New Zealand in the first semi final in Cape Town on Sunday at 17:00, followed by South Africa vs Argentina at 19:15.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

After Ferguson, police go on counterattack: Mass resistance is the answer

first_imgBaltimore youth faces down militarized police.Photo: Richard ReillyApril 27 — The arrogant defiance and evasive obstructionism that the Baltimore police have put up in the face of the video showing them dragging a limp Freddie Grey into a police van are typical of the hardened attitude of police departments across the country.The Baltimore police are accustomed to harassing, brutalizing and killing Black people with impunity. Like their counterparts in cities across the country, from Philadelphia to Tulsa, from Los Angeles to Cleveland, New York City, Albuquerque, Portsmouth in Virginia, Pasco in Washington state and other cities and towns, large and small, the Baltimore police are used to being a virtual law unto themselves. All the police killing that has gone on since Ferguson shows that they want to keep it that way.In the month of March, 111 police killings were recorded. Apologists for the police say the killings have not increased recently; there are just more videos. But the fact is that in March there were 36 more recorded killings than in February. (thinkprogress.com, April 1) In the first three months of 2014 there had been 244 killings by police; this year there were 297 in the same period. These figures are compiled by private groups because no national statistics are kept.The exposure of killer cops on video and in the capitalist media has not slowed down police departments across the country. If anything, the cops have been more murderous than ever, despite the exposure. The only thing that can push them back is the kind of mass resistance that was shown in Baltimore this weekend and, for months after the killing of Michael Brown last August, in Ferguson, Mo., and around the country led by Black Lives Matter.Ruling class support for policeWhat is important is that the cops have the backing of powerful sections of the ruling class. For example, some of the biggest banks, war contractors, medical institutions and other corporations in Baltimore have watched day after day, year after year, as the cops brutalized the African-American community.JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Bank of New York Mellon, U.S. Bank, HSBC, Capital One and the other largest banks in the country have a major presence in Baltimore. The Johns Hopkins medical empire is the biggest employer there.Maryland has 12 major military installations and 16 of the top 25 aerospace companies in the country. It has 70 of the top 100 defense contractors in the country, including Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon.The rich will not stop the brutality because the cops protect their interests 24/7.Washington shows support at NYC funeralWhat is true for Baltimore is true for the country at large. The cops are acting in concert with their political allies and powerful forces in the ruling class to undermine any attempt to curb their brutality.The funeral in New York City for the two cops killed in December was an important message not only to the thousands of police from New York but also to police chiefs from all around the country who attended the funeral. They saw Vice President Joe Biden, FBI Director James Comey, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton all get behind the cops. They also saw hundreds of cops turn their backs on Mayor Bill De Blasio in open defiance — with no adverse consequences to them — because he had criticized them.This manifestation of support for the cops by the highest officials in the capitalist state was meant to answer the growing Black Lives Matter movement. It was a major pledge of support and encouragement to the cops.This political approval comes at a time when the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security have used the cover of “fighting terrorism” to arm the cops to the teeth with combat weapons. These agencies have also tightened the police networks nationally. The upper echelons of the capitalist government have served as a national political force to defend the cops.Resignation of Eric HolderThere is also a sense of victory among the cops and their champions in the ruling class over the unexpected resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder shortly after he visited Ferguson and expressed sympathy with the Black community. The timing of his resignation cannot be ignored.Holder visited Ferguson on Aug. 20. He spoke at Florissant Valley Community College, where he addressed the mistrust of the cops by the community. “I understand that mistrust,” he said at Florissant Valley Community College. “I am the attorney general of the United States. But I am also a black man.” (www.justice.gov)Holder told of being stopped by law enforcement officers in the Georgetown section of D.C. while running and again, for no good reason, while driving on the New Jersey Turnpike. He had his car searched, which he said was “humiliating” and left him “angry.”Holder rubber-stamped the exoneration of Darren Wilson, who killed Michael Brown. But then he issued a report on Ferguson that was a scathing indictment of the cops and the racist city officials. It forced high-level resignations. Holder also launched dozens of investigations of abuse by local police departments.Despite being a loyal servant of the ruling class, one month after his Ferguson visit, on Sept. 25, Holder resigned.Which way will Loretta Lynch go?Loretta Lynch, an African-American chief U.S. prosecutor from Brooklyn, has just been approved to become the next U.S. attorney general. It took six months to get consent from congressional Republicans, who obstructed her nomination in a struggle over abortion funding.The ruling class is trying to steer her in a pro-police direction. The New York Times ran a major story by Matt Apuzzo on April 23 stating:“As a career prosecutor with a law-and-order reputation, [Lynch] comes into office with strong relationships with many of the police groups who have felt unfairly criticized during a spate of high-profile episodes of African-American men dying at the hands of white officers.”The Times continued: “Mr. Holder recently completed a nationwide tour of minority neighborhoods to discuss policing. Ms. Lynch plans a similar tour of police departments, signaling a change in approach … she has also described, in passionate and personal terms, how law enforcement is a force for good in minority neighborhoods.”Whether Lynch will actually play the role that is expected of her remains to be seen. But whatever she does as attorney general, the police are not likely to reconcile themselves with her — because she is a Black woman and because she prosecuted the police who assaulted Abner Louima in New York City. While the police attitude will not change, the shift at the top of government is key in this case.Mass resistance the only answerAs the cops continue with their racist aggression, the only answer is mass resistance. Raising calls to stop killer cops and to disarm the police are appealing and inspiring slogans. They should be raised everywhere. But they must be accompanied by mass confrontations with the police. The police can also be effectively pushed back by the “no business as usual” tactics of disruption adopted by the Black Lives Matter movement after Ferguson. These tactics interfere with the business interests of the bosses.The militant struggle of the youth of Baltimore against police violence hopefully will spread to broader sections of the masses. This is the only language the cops and the ruling class understand.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Market Sits and Waits for Weather Scare

first_img Facebook Twitter Market Sits and Waits for Weather Scare By Andy Eubank – Feb 16, 2016 Previous articleApplications Open for Soy Checkoff’s See for YourselfNext articleFinal Crop Decisions Difficult to make on 2016 Production Andy Eubank SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Market Sits and Waits for Weather Scare Last week Bob Utterback of Utterback Marketing Services presented his market outlook during the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, KY. Markets right now are searching for positive news to build on, but predominant thinking is a weather issue is the best hope for higher markets this year.Utterback says the global economy is sagging and demand for ag commodities is stagnant while supplies are “bunching up underneath of some world stocks.”With no expectations of a surprise ahead from the demand side, and the possibility of good planting progress in April, then with continued turbulence in equity and oil markets creating an extremely weak outside macro market picture, a weather scare would have to be over-magnified to have any traction.Hear more thoughts from Utterback in the HAT interview from Louisville:Bob Utterback SHARElast_img read more

TCU fatigued in lopsided loss against Iowa State, 84-63

first_imgTAGSgame lostTCU in title The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years printPlaying their third game in three nights, TCU’s fairy tale run in the Big 12 Tournament ended with a thud Friday night after a 21-point loss in the Big 12 semifinals against No. 23 Iowa State, 84-63.“We don’t want to say fatigue was a factor, but when you go out there and missing layups, most of your jump shots are missing short, not running back on defense, not as active on loose balls as we were the two previous games, it was pretty evident,” TCU guard Brandon Parrish said. “But regardless of fatigue we tried to fight in spite of the outcome, in spite of shots not going our way, I feel like we still gave it our all and just came up short.”The game began to turn in favor of the Cyclones with 13:54 left in the first half when Iowa State went on a 10-0 run to put themselves in front of the Horned Frogs 16-10. The Cyclones had another big run to conclude the first half, finishing the first 20 minutes with a 21-9 run in the last 8:30 of action.Iowa State bested TCU in overall field goal percentage, 56 percent to 39 percent, and in three-point field goal percentage, 46 percent to 26 percent.“They played well and we didn’t,” TCU head coach Jamie Dixon said. “Give them credit, they’re playing at a high level and they earned it.”Iowa State guard Deonte Burton led all players in scoring with 22 points, while Vladimir Brodziansky and Jaylen Fisher led the Horned Frogs in scoring with 10 points each.Brodziansky was the only Horned Frog to score in double figures in all three games against Iowa State this seasonUp Next TCU has a very slim chance of making the NCAA Tournament after defeating No. 1 Kansas but will likely play in the National Invitational Tournament. The NCAA Tournament will be unveiled Sunday, March 12, at  4:30 p.m. on CBS while the NIT bracket will be revealed on Sunday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. on ESPNU.“We’re eligible for postseason – this hasn’t been done, the NIT, since 2005,” TCU forward Kenrich Williams said. “This season we just showed resilience and we showed a lot of fight this year.”The Frogs’ 19 wins are their most since winning 21 games in their NIT season of 2004-05 and a seven-game improvement for TCU over last season’s mere 12. Facebook Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Garrett Podell Linkedin Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier TCU forward JD Miller attempts to pass the ball to TCU forward Vladimir Brodziansky. (Photo Courtesy of GoFrogs.com) Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trusteecenter_img Twitter + posts Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas ReddIt Facebook Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Linkedin ReddIt Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Previous articleTCU scores hallmark win, upsets No. 1 Kansas, 85-82Next articlePodell and Pickell Podcast – Jimmy Burch Interview Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/last_img read more

Iran

first_imgNews Organisation News News IranMiddle East – North Africa Sentenced to death for their online activitiesThis is the first time that netizens have been sentenced to death. On January 29, 2012, the Iranian Farsnews agency, with close ties to the Guardians of the Revolution, confirmed the sentencing to death of Web developer Saeed Malekpour, a permanent resident of Canada, for “anti-government agitation” and “insulting Islam.” In early 2012, Iran’s Supreme Court also confirmed the death sentence for IT student Vahid Asghari and website administrator Ahmadreza Hashempour. The Revolutionary Court’s Fifteenth Chamber informed Web developer and humorist Mehdi Alizadeh that he had been sentenced to death.These four netizens, who are between 25 and 40, are victims of a plot orchestrated by the Center for the Surveillance of Organized Crime, an entity created illegally in 2008 by the Revolutionary Guards. Under torture, the accused admitted having links with websites that criticize Islam and the Iranian government, and to having intended to “mislead” Iranian youth by distributing pornographic content. They were also forced to confess to participating in a plot backed by the United States and Israel.Waves of arrests with no end in sightThese waves of arrests sometimes coincide with anniversary dates likely to generate unrest. They may also be tied to internal tensions between the various power circles. They can occur at unpredictable moments in order to mislead dissidents, disrupt their independent publications, and create a continuous climate of suspicion. The most recent series of arrests occurred in May and June 2011 during the anniversary of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed reelection, as well as in early 2012, just before the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution and the two widespread protests of February 14 and March 1, 2012.Reporters Without Borders counted 29 netizen arrests between March 1, 2011 and March 1, 2012. Eleven netizens received sentences ranging from three to six years. Fifteen were released on parole. They are awaiting their trial and verdict with little hope for leniency.In February 2012, Mehdi Khazali, son of an influential conservative religious leader, was sentenced to four years in prison for regularly posting criticisms of the Iranian president on his blog.Sakhi Righi, whose blog is balochistan-s, was arrested on June 18, 2009 in his native city of Zahedan. His prison sentence was the harshest one ever served on a blogger in Iran – 20 years – for “publishing false information” and committing ”acts against national security.”To learn more, read the articles about freedom of information violations in Iran since January 1, 2012, and in 2011. to go further Help by sharing this information Inhuman and degrading treatments, and pressures of all kinds Detainees are repeatedly tortured and mistreated, and further victimized by defamation campaigns and forced confessions shown on Iranian TV. Many arbitrarily detained journalists and netizens are being denied medical treatment for illnesses despite their physical and psychological deterioration. The state of health of the following detainees is particularly worrying: Masoud Bastani, Issa Saharkhiz, Mohammad Sadigh Kaboudvand, Hossein Ronaghi Maleki, Saeed Matinepour, Mehdi Mahmudian, Kivan Samimi Behbani, and Arash Honarvar Shojai. Their very lives are at stake. The authorities have not hesitated to harass relatives or separate families. Parvin Mokhtare, the mother of jailed blogger Kouhyar Goudarzi, was sentenced to 23 months in prison by a revolutionary court in the city of Kerman.Those who are released on bail are forced to post exorbitant amounts of money. Blogger and women’s rights activist Parastoo Dokoohaki, and Sahamoldin Borghani, a journalist who writes for the news website Irdiplomacy, were released at the end of February 2012. Arrested in January, they had been held in solitary confinement in Sections 209 and 2 A of Tehran’s Evin prison, which are run by the Intelligence Ministry and the Revolutionary Guards. The journalists were freed after posting bonds in the amounts of 300 and 200 million tomans, respectively (USD 19,700 and USD 15,800).The day before their release, the Revolutionary Guards’ organized crime unit, in a statement posted on the Gerdab website, accused them of “collaborating with the BBC, British intelligence and the foreign-based opposition.” The Revolutionary Guards had announced that an operation code-named “eye of the fox” had led to the breakup of an information-gathering network that produced content for the BBC en Iran. The British broadcaster denied that it had employed staff in Iran. Satellite stations such as the BBC and Voice of America had been jammed at regular intervals in Iran. On March 5, 2012, confessions of this operation’s victims – for the most part excerpts from their interrogations – were broadcast on national TV channels and relayed by Press TV, the Islamic Republic’s English-language station.In early March 2012, a few days before Iran’s “International Women’s Day,” the regime intensified its crackdown on cyberfeminists, including Noushin Ahmadi Khorasani, founder of the Feminist School website, and one of the women who organized the “One Million Signatures for Equality” campaign, which calls for reforming laws that discriminate against women. Cyberfeminists are frequent victims of threats and arrests. Another sign of the authorities’ intransigence was the regime’s refusal to accept a visit from Ahmed Shaheed, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran.New regulations are bolstering Iran’s legislative arsenalAt a news conference on December 28, 2011 – the day for registering candidates for the March 2012 parliamentary elections – Abdosamad Khoramabadi, the Prosecutor-General’s legal adviser, unveiled “a list of 25 election-related Internet crimes.” Among the contents deemed “criminal” are: calling for an election boycott, the publication of counter-revolutionary or opposition logos or website contents, etc.Under the new 20-point regulations for cybercafés published by the Iranian Internet police on December 28, 2011, clients are required to produce an ID. Managers must install cameras on the premises and keep the camera recordings, along with all the details of their clients and a list of the websites they visited. The use of software to circumvent content filtering, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and USB flash drives is banned. After raiding 43 cybercafés in Birjand (in the southern province of Khorasan), the police closed six of them for “non-compliance with security measures and the use of censorship circumvention software.” Social networks demonizedThe regime continues to demonize new media, claiming that they serve foreign interests and are “means of subversion.” On July 29, 2011, Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi stressed “society’s vulnerability to social networks introduced in the country by the enemy.” Two days before, Interior Minister Mostafa Najar had stated that “satellites and Facebook are the electronic means of a ‘soft war’ by the West intended to cause the Iranian family’s collapse.”The June 2011 announcement by the United States that it is developing a “shadow Internet” or “Internet in a suitcase” that will enable citizens anywhere in the world to have access to the Web – one that will work even if a government had shut down the national Internet, caused Iran to immediately adopt a tougher line and announce that it had the means to block this new technology.Cybercensorship under full steamCybercensorship constitutes a major investment for the Iranian government (read the Iran chapter of the 2011 “Enemies of the Internet” report for more information). As evidenced from the last few months, Iran’s technological advances show that surveillance is spreading in an increasingly sophisticated manner from one computer to the next. Censors can match a suspicious email with the sender’s IP address. While most dissidents are very well aware of what precautions to take online, the slightest error or lack of attention can be fatal. In August 2011, Gmail users became victims of a “man-in-the-middle attack (MTM) via a fraudulent SSL certificate originally delivered by the Dutch company DigiNotar, which finally revoked it. Computer security firm F-Secure was reported by Agence France-Presse to have said: “It’s likely the Government of Iran is using these techniques to monitor local dissidents.”Internet access cut-offs and a general slowing down of Internet bandwidth to disrupt communications have become commonplace in periods of unrest. They are increasingly adapted to match the seriousness of the events taking place, and the authorities are now able to target those cities or districts they want to disconnect.For several days in February 2012, censors managed to block access to the secure “https” protocol that encodes Internet communications, thus depriving millions of Iranians from being able to access their Gmail and Yahoo accounts. VPN ports were also blocked, impeding many Iranians who use such tools to circumvent censorship. The Tor network has also been very difficult to access. Collaboration with Western companiesThe repression orchestrated by the Tehran regime relies on the help it gets from foreign companies, particularly Western ones. Despite the sanctions adopted by European and U.S. bodies against Iran, Reporters Without Borders is astonished by the government’s ability to circumvent these measures by means of the “dummy” companies it has created. The rules governing the export of censorship and surveillance equipment need to be revised. Procedures for tracking relevant equipment and software must be reinforced to prevent “banned” products from reaching dictators via third countries or obscure companies.According to the Bloomberg news agency, Israeli computer security company Allot has for years been selling surveillance software and programs that locate mobile phone and Internet users to the Danish company RanTek, which then resold it to Iran. Irish firm AdaptiveMobile Security has just announced that it is suspending sales of its SMS filtering and blocking systems to Iran.The frequently announced (and always postponed) national InternetThe blocking of the “https” protocol has been interpreted as a dress rehearsal before launching Iran’s national Internet, cut off from the World Wide Web, already announced for the spring of 2011. However, netizens who seized the occasion to use Iranian email accounts apparently were not impressed with the quality of service. Could the censors still have a lot more to work out?In actuality, Iranians who cannot, or dare not, circumvent the censors’ filtering system are doomed to use a regime-approved version of the Web, meaning one “cleansed” of any political, social and religious criticism. The national Internet has been a reality for years now, so the announcement of its launching primarily stems from political and nationalist motives.Since July 2011, Communication and Information Technology Minister Reza Taqipour Anvari has been announcing the launch of the first phase of a “National Internet”, also called “Clean Internet.” During the first phase, the Minister claimed that consumers would initially have access to an 8 Mbps speed broadband connection scheduled to later rise to 20 Mbps. Iran is also expected to launch its own national search engine, “Ya Haq” (“Oh Just One”). The Minister recalled that the project’s aim is to “better manage national emails and information gathering within the country and to improve security.” Surveillance of dissidents’ email will inevitably increase.Can the country afford such a project? Besides the related development and operation costs, Iran needs to stay connected with the World Wide Web to carry on its commercial and financial transactions. It may be recalled that a five-day cut-off in February and March 2011 had cost Egypt USD 90 million. Is the regime moving toward a two-speed Internet with access to the World Wide Web for the government, religious leaders, Revolutionary Guards and big companies on one side, and the vast majority of the population limited to a censored Intranet on the other?” If such is the case, the authorities would be guilty of grave discrimination against its own people – a genuine digital apartheid. February 25, 2021 Find out more Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 RSF_en March 12, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Iran The announced launching of Iran’s “National Internet” has been widely covered in the media. Meanwhile the authorities have fortified filtering and their technical capacity to closely monitor the Web. Individuals and groups alike have been arrested in order to identify and neutralize dissident networks and intimate bloggers and journalists. For the first time, four netizens have been given the death penalty, and three of them may be executed at any time. Iran’s already harsh repression has become even more brutal. IranMiddle East – North Africa Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Receive email alerts News June 9, 2021 Find out more March 18, 2021 Find out more After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Follow the news on Iranlast_img read more

Karnataka State Bar Council Sanctions Aid To Advocates Who Test COVID Positive

first_imgNews UpdatesKarnataka State Bar Council Sanctions Aid To Advocates Who Test COVID Positive Mustafa Plumber9 May 2021 9:53 PMShare This – xThe Karnataka State Bar Council has decided to sanction a sum of Rs. 10,000 to Advocates who are tested positive for COVID 19 and who are in home quarantine and a sum of Rs 25,000 to those Advocates who are infected by COVID 19 and are hospitalized. As per a press noted issued by the Bar council states that “In order to mitigate the sufferings of the infected Advocates, the Bar Council in its meeting held on 7th May, 2021 has unanimously resolved the amount.”Advertisement Further it is stated that Karnataka State Bar Council has held a series of meetings with the Chief Justice of Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka and succeeded in convincing the Hon’ble Chief Justice to direct the State Government for appointment / nominating Nodal Officers to each Taluk and District Headquarters exclusively to look after the Advocates and their family Members. Following which the Government of Karnataka has issued a notification by appointing the nodal officers at Taluka and District Level. The note also appeals to all the Advocates and their family members to maintain COVID 19 protocol by observing social distancing, wearing masks and sanitizing and also get vaccinated as early as possible. It assures all the Advocates and their family members that a maximum assistance will be rendered by the Karnataka State Bar Council during COVID 19 pandemic.TagsKarnataka State Bar Council COVID 19 Karnataka Government Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Police turn to OH for help with murder case

first_imgPolice turn to OH for help with murder caseOn 1 Mar 2003 in Police, Personnel Today Detectives in Cambridgeshire are hoping that someone in occupational healthcan help with a murder investigation. The remains of an unidentified man were found in Upton, near Peterborough,on 21 December last year. The man had been shot and repeatedly stabbed beforehis body was dumped in a field north of the A47, where it was set on fire. Two partially-burnt memos were found near the body, one of which appears tobe from ‘Armstrong’ and is addressed to ‘Talbot’. It appears to be an OHappointment to which the patient was required to bring a urine sample and acompleted questionnaire. Detective Superintendent David Hankins, who is leading the murder enquiry,said: “We believe the victim was between 30 and 45 years old, short,stocky, with short dark hair and wore size eight or nine shoes. He has damageto his two front teeth. He appears to be white, but DNA tests suggest he mayhave been Asian or Middle-Eastern.” “Maybe someone will be able to tell us where the memo came from or whoTalbot or Armstrong are.” Anyone with information should contact Cambridgeshire Police on 01733 563232or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Rapid cold hardening in Antarctic microarthropods

first_img1 Rapid cold hardening was examined in three common Antarctic microarthropods using differential scanning calorimetry over timescales between 3 and 30 h, under field and controlled laboratory conditions.2 In fresh field samples and cultures of the springtail, Cryptopygus antarcticus (Willem), and cultures of the mites, Alaskozetes antarcticus (Michael) and Halozetes belgicae (Michael), maintained under summer field-simulating conditions, supercooling point (SCP) distributions tracked microhabitat temperature variation over the observation period.3 Controlled acclimation of samples of summer-acclimatized C. antarcticus caused significant cold hardening after 12 h at temperatures around 0 °C (+3 to −2 °C). No response was obtained at higher or lower temperatures, or in field-fresh winter-acclimatized animals. The latter did not lose cold hardiness when held at positive temperatures for 12 h.4 Gradual cooling of C. antarcticus over 20 h from +5 to −5 °C caused a considerable increase in cold tolerance. Rewarming partially but non-significantly reversed this effect. The greatest response occurred between +3 and +1 °C. Maximum faecal pellet production also occurred in this interval, but gut clearance alone was not sufficient to explain observed cold hardening.5 It is hypothesized that these species possess a hitherto unrecognized capacity to alter cold hardiness in summer in response to environmental temperature cues over a shorter timescale than previously thought, by a mechanism that relies on neither gut clearance nor concentration of body fluids via water loss. This ability may reduce the developmental costs of premature entry into an inactive, cold-hardy state.last_img read more