TIFFANY HINTS AT STRONG CHRISTMAS

first_img More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Tags: NULL whatsapp whatsapp TIFFANY HINTS AT STRONG CHRISTMAS center_img Share LUXURY jewellry retailer Tiffany said yesterday its fiscal third-quarter profit rose a better-than-expected 27 per cent, helped by demand across most geographic regions. Tiffany’s quarterly net income rose to $55.1m (£34.8m), or 43 cents a share, from $43.3m, or 35 cents a share, in the year-earlier quarter. Sales in the quarter ended 31 October rose 14 per cent to $681.7m boosting hopes of strong Christmas holiday trading. Wednesday 24 November 2010 9:05 pm Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndo last_img read more

Oswald Grübel has got the Swiss tanker moving in right direction

first_img More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com UBS is best thought of as a huge army tanker, which was hurtling at high speed in completely the wrong direction when Oswald Grübel took the controls in 2009. First he had to bring it to a halt, by stopping the firm hemorrhaging client cash in the face of a highly-damaging US tax probe and the preceding financial crisis; then he had to turn it around, something he has been doing slowly but surely for many months; now he appears to have it travelling in the right direction.A strong rebound in wealth management inflows, which came in at a net SwFr11.1bn in the first quarter, is proof that the Swiss bank’s nascent recovery has turned into something more full-throated. Some investors might quibble over the numbers behind the markedly improved headline investment banking result: the bank still appears to be losing market share in both equity and debt capital markets. Others will want to wait for the results of the much-anticipated strategic review before piling into the stock. By then, however, the turnaround of a bank that was one of the credit crunch’s biggest victims, will be priced in. whatsapp Oswald Grübel has got the Swiss tanker moving in right direction Tuesday 26 April 2011 8:57 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Telekom Networks Malawi Plc (TNM) 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgTelekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM.mw)  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileTelekom Networks Malawi Limited is the major provider of telecommunication services in Malawi; offering a range of products that include post- and pre-paid airtime, interconnections, international incoming and roaming, handsets, equipment and accessories. Additional products and services include smart data packages, a mobile money wallet called Mpamba, Yanga Internet bundles; as well as voice services which include caller tune, call conference and mobile directory services. Value-added services include Me2U which allows customers to share airtime, Pasavute airtime services, and multimedia messaging services. Innovations include the introduction of 3.5g broadband services and high-speed wireless Internet access, voice and data connectivity, and video and music streaming. Telekom Networks Malawi Limited was the first mobile network operator in Malawi and was established as a joint venture between Telekom Malaysia and the then government-owned Malawi Telecommunications Limited (MTL). Telekom Malaysia sold its 60% majority stake in TNM and the telecommunication enterprise is now a wholly-owned Malawi company. Telekom Networks Malawi is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

House in Ikoma / arbol

first_img 2015 Builder: Houses Photographs:  Yasunori Shimomura CopyAbout this officearbolOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesIkomaJapanPublished on September 21, 2015Cite: “House in Ikoma / arbol” 21 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Cross HairlinePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®SinksThe Splash LabTrough Sink – Monolith A SeriesSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Helmkehof Cultural CenterBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAWashroom AccessoriesConcrete FloorsSikaDecorative Floor CoatingsMetal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsFluropon® Coating in Thaden SchoolWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for Partition WallsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Wood Stain – Lignosil®-VeranoDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – MAGNEOSinksECOPIXELWashbasin – Light Basin LTBMore products »Save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 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/773852/house-in-ikoma-arbol Clipboard Architects: arbol Area Area of this architecture project Japan CopyHouses•Ikoma, Japan Area:  83 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY”center_img House in Ikoma / arbol Garden:Green SpaceProduce:Zaus INCSite Area:132.26㎡ City:IkomaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Yasunori ShimomuraRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornLightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGText description provided by the architects. Double height ceiling space at ground floor connects the entire rooms and the family. The request of the clients was earth floor, and a spacious open place like studio, as they’d like to feel sense of unity as a family.Save this picture!© Yasunori ShimomuraTo meet these needs, entrance, earth floor, and stairs have double height structure, and the ceiling height is set in 6700mm. Furthermore, a glass window is placed above the stair space, and its width is same as earth floor one, so that the sunlight comes in well through that wide open window.  The aim of this design is for wind, natural sunlight, and air to run through the whole area freely and effectively, in this compact house. Because of this design, some parts of the beams appear, so as to enjoy the strength of wood structure, and its grain change as time goes by.Save this picture!Floor PlanAs this house is located at a developed land of Ikoma mountain, equipment for cold weather is essential. To have a warm living room, polycarbonate material is used at earth floor and stair space.Save this picture!© Yasunori ShimomuraFloor heating is set at the both earth floor and living floor. As for kitchen equipment, a specific business use model was selected by the client. The exterior shape is square, and simple. Gable roof is placed through north to south. The house is on the hill, looking down over the scenery, wrapping the inside family gently and softly.Save this picture!© Yasunori ShimomuraProject gallerySee allShow lessMassArt’s M.Arch Gives Students a Hands-On Learning ApproachMiscJony Ive-Designed Apple Store Opens Its DoorsArchitecture News Share Year:  Photographs Projects kenchikukoubou Act homes House in Ikoma / arbolSave this projectSaveHouse in Ikoma / arbol ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/773852/house-in-ikoma-arbol Clipboard Save this picture!© Yasunori Shimomura+ 21 Share ArchDailylast_img read more

Oxfam’s agency placed “undue pressure” on public to donate, says FRSB report

first_img Tagged with: Code of Fundraising Practice ethics face-to-face Fundraising Standards Board Oxfam Telephone fundraising Howard Lake | 18 December 2015 | News A fundraising campaign carried out by telephone fundraising agency Listen Ltd applied “undue pressure” on the public to donate, according to the results of an investigation by the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB).The FRSB has judged that the actions breached the Fundraising Code of Practice.The “two step” campaign for Oxfam involved an initial approach on the street asking passers-by to donate via SMS. This activity was delivered by face-to-face fundraising agency, The Street Academy. Those who donated were then contacted via telephone by one of Listen’s fundraisers, asking campaign donors to confirm whether they wished to Gift Aid their donation (and boost its value at no extra cost to the donor) and also whether they wished to convert it to a regular gift.The Mail on Sunday’s claimsThe results of the investigation have been published today in three separate reports. The investigation follows allegations in The Mail on Sunday on 7 June 2015 under the headline ‘Oxfam Targets Donors Aged 98’. It concluded with an adjudication by the FRSB’s Board in November 2015.The FRSB found no evidence that the charity or two agencies expressly targeted elderly supporters. It described the newspaper’s headline therefore as ‘misleading’ and ‘untrue’.Andrew Hind, Chair of the Fundraising Standards Board, said:“When investigating allegations of poor fundraising practice, we have a responsibility to identify those areas where criticism of charities is unfounded, as well as to identify any wrongdoing and ensure remedial action takes place. So it is important to be clear that we found no evidence to substantiate The Mail on Sunday`s assertion that Oxfam was targeting elderly supporters in this campaign”. Advertisement Listen implemented all FRSB recommendationsA Listen spokesman welcomed the FRSB’s report, in particular with regard to the newspaper’s claims that it targeted elderly and vulnerable people. The spokesman said:“The FRSB investigation was launched following an article by the Mail on Sunday, which incorrectly stated Listen specifically targeted elderly and vulnerable people. In its adjudication report, the regulator concluded the paper’s headline featured a quote that:“…had not been stated by any Listen staff member during the course of the paper’s investigation and was therefore misleading and untrue.”“We are pleased the FRSB dismissed the allegation that we had breached the ‘respectful principle’, and that it acknowledges that Listen “has a robust policy in place for managing conversations with vulnerable people.” The FRSB adds it was ‘encouraged’ by the immediate remedial action taken by Listen as soon as the newspaper’s article appeared.“We moved quickly to address any evidence of practice that fell below our normal high standards and our proactivity has meant that all of the subsequent recommendations made by the FRSB have been in place for several months now”. 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. Oxfam implementing 15 improvementsMark Goldring, Oxfam GB Chief Executive, responded to the FRSB’s adjudicating, saying:“We are pleased that the FRSB has cleared us of the most serious accusation made by the Mail on Sunday. We have always been clear that their headline claim that we targeted elderly or vulnerable people in our fundraising is, as the FRSB has found, not only misleading but completely untrue.“Nevertheless, we recognise that the Mail on Sunday highlighted practices that did not meet the high standards we expect of those fundraising on our behalf and that were not picked up by our own monitoring systems. That is why we quickly halted work with Listen Ltd and have already acted voluntarily to strengthen our monitoring of fundraising agencies.“Our supporters are the lifeblood of our organisation and we apologise once again for failing to ensure this fundraising campaign met the high standards people quite rightly expect of us. We hope the public are reassured by the fact that, on our own initiative, we have already implemented 15 improvements set out by the FRSB – including those to ensure that we meet both the relevant regulations and good practice standards on opt outs. We will of course consider how we can strengthen our monitoring further in light of this report.” Further actionOxfam, Listen and The Street Academy have taken remedial actions to address the Board’s rulings:• Oxfam is reviewing its use of data protection statements and opt outs in all marketing communications as well as enhanced induction procedures for new fundraising staff;• Listen has taken disciplinary action against a fundraising trainer and is reviewing the company’s policy on managing conversations with vulnerable people• The Street Academy is undertaking refresher training for fundraisers.The regulator called for further actions, including:• The ability for Listen’s fundraisers to use their discretion and terminate a call without the requirement to ask for a donation three times;• Oxfam to consider the feasibility of embedding its own staff members into the agencies concerned during all or part of a fundraising campaign to provide an additional level of scrutiny.The FRSB has also written to the Institute of Fundraising, asking it to review Code clause 8.3.1, which currently states that fundraisers can ask no more than three times for a donation during the course of one call. The FRSB’s view is that a third ask, when a donor has already said no twice, can constitute undue pressure.This case has also been referred to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to assess whether there has been any breach of the Data Protection Act. Code of Fundraising Practice breachedThe FRSB judged that the campaign had breached several clauses of the UK’s Code of Fundraising Practice.• It ruled that Listen had taken an ‘inflexible’ approach, requiring its fundraisers always to ask for funds three times per call and refusing to take people off its contact list unless they used one of three specific phrases.• It found that one fundraiser working for The Street Academy had failed to deliver the required solicitation statement that indicated that she was paid and employed by a third party. She also did not make it clear how the supporter’s contact details would be used in the future.• It concluded that Oxfam had not managed the campaign consistently enough with the result that sufficient checks were not carried out to ensure ongoing compliance by the telephone fundraising agency. Not had it ensured that the required clear opt out message had been included in SMS text responses to donations.The FRSB did accept that Oxfam did have reasonable procedures in place to monitor Listen’s activities and the campaign’s telephone fundraising scripts were compliant with fundraising standards.Specific breachesThe FRSB’s three reports listed the following breaches of the Code of Fundraising Practice.Oxfam breached:• Code section 4.2(b) by failing to make sufficient efforts to check and ensure the ongoing compliance of third parties with the Code and their legal requirements.• Code section 9.6.2(e) by not including a clear option to opt out from future contact in an SMS text message to campaign donors.• Code section L14.7(d) by not allowing sufficient time between securing a text donation on the street and the subsequent follow up telephone call, meaning that those who may have chosen to opt out from calls would not have been excluded from Listen’s contact list.Listen breached:• Code section 1.3.1(b) by exerting ‘undue pressure’ on supporters with their policy to ‘…always ask three times’ for a donation on a telephone call.• Code section L14.7(d) Listen by restricting donors’ direct marketing opt out requests to one of three specific phrases.The Street Academy breached:• Code section L10.1(b) by failing to deliver the required solicitation statement.• Code section L14.7(c) by providing a misleading response when failing to confirm that a follow up call would be made asking for a regular gift.Andrew Hind commented:“We are concerned that this campaign was non-compliant in several areas and that some fault lay with each of the three organisations involved. All fundraising activity, whether in-house or delivered by third parties, must be closely monitored to ensure it meets both legal and industry standards.“If it is evident that a supporter does not wish to donate or even that they cannot do so at that time, to keep asking places undue pressure on them. For the sake of the critical work of the sector and the needs of its beneficiaries, all fundraisers must listen carefully to the views of the public. Only by doing so will charities succeed in building trust in fundraising over the long term and engaging the public more fully in their work.” Oxfam’s agency placed “undue pressure” on public to donate, says FRSB report  58 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img

Ugandan tax on social network use will undermine journalism

first_img Uganda urged to free two journalist held since last week on libel charges News UgandaAfrica Online freedoms Economic pressureFreedom of expressionCitizen-journalistsInternet © matookerepublic RSF_en News News From 1 July onwards, users of WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Skype and similar services will have to pay a daily tax of the equivalent of 5 US cents in order to keep using them. Parliament passed the law on 30 May in response to President Yoweri Museveni declared desire to rein in online “gossip.”Among those penalized by the new law are bloggers and journalists for whom social networks are still a space where they can express themselves more freely than in the traditional media.“With a fairly unfree media, social media platforms have become the driver of debates on key issues and a space to criticize Museveni’s government,” Rosebell Kagumire, one of Uganda’s most influential bloggers, told RSF. “This tax is a desperate attempt to stifle the voices of Ugandans and restrict access to the Internet.”Another 1 million Ugandans gained access to the Internet in 2017, bringing the overall number of users to 13 million, or about a third of the country’s population.“After Internet cuts and the creation of an Internet surveillance unit, the adoption of this tax, which is unprecedented in Africa, poses a new barrier to the production and dissemination of online news and information,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “Uganda has created one of sub-Saharan Africa’s worst cyber-censorship arsenals.”Last year, RSF condemned the Ugandan government’s creation of a special unit consisting of state security officers and IT experts tasked with closely monitoring social networks in order to identify those posting comments critical of the government.The authorities used supposed security threats and the alleged danger of public opinion being manipulated as grounds for disconnecting social networks several times during the 2016 president election and, a few weeks later, when President Museveni was sworn in for another term.Regulations restricting Internet use have increased in recent months in the region. In March, Tanzania adopted a law under which bloggers and websites have to pay an exorbitant fee to register with the authorities.After objections from media associations, Kenya’s high court has suspended most of the sections in a law promulgated on 16 May under which journalists convicted of online defamation could be sentenced to up to ten years in prison and fined the equivalent of 42,000 euros.Uganda is ranked 117th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index, five places lower than in 2017. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the latest obstacle to news gathering and reporting in Uganda, a new law imposing a daily tax on the use of online messaging services and social networks. to go further Organisation Ugandan president threatens to “bankrupt” leading dailycenter_img March 12, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information January 13, 2021 Find out more June 4, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Uganda June 2, 2018 Ugandan tax on social network use will undermine journalism Uganda blocks social media and messaging apps, isolating election UgandaAfrica Online freedoms Economic pressureFreedom of expressionCitizen-journalistsInternet last_img read more

Samira Al-Masalma fired

first_imgNews Samira Al-Masalma, the editor of the government daily Tishrin, was fired for giving Al-Jazeera an interview the day before about the protests in the southern city of Deraa. In the course of the interview, she called on the government to arrest those responsible for the bloodshed in Deraa earlier that day. “The instructions not to fire on demonstrators were not respected,” she said. “If this was the work of a third party, which is what I think, the security forces should bring them to justice.” Organisation RSF_en center_img April 9, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Samira Al-Masalma fired Help by sharing this informationlast_img

Irish language courses will not go ahead in Gaeltacht areas this…

first_img TAGSCoronavirusCovid 19educationGaeilgeGaeltachtIrelandIrishlanguageLimerick City and CountyNews Facebook Advertisement Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions Background photo created by freepik – www.freepik.comIRISH language courses will not be run in the Gaeltacht this summer as a result of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has announced.The decision came following consultation with health authorities and was taken in the interests of protecting public health, with regard to the emergency measures being taken due to the spread of coronavirus.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In a statement released by the Department, said the acknowledge that this “unusual, uncertain and challenging” time and the “decision is a major blow to Gaeltacht areas” and the thousands of students who attend Gaeltacht courses over the summer.The Department spokesperson said, “The health of our communities is the priority, however, and everybody has a role to play in the efforts to stop the spread of Covid-19.”The Department has also confirmed that Gaeltacht households will not now be required to submit new engnineers certificates this year under the terms of Scéim na bhFoghlaimeoirí Gaeilge – as had previously been requested – and that the Department will be in contact with the households in question at a later date in relation to this. Twitter Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Printcenter_img Mass COVID testing to take place at University of Limerick following fresh outbreak of virus among student population ‘Everything tells us we are moving forward’ NewsEducationIrish language courses will not go ahead in Gaeltacht areas this summerBy Cian Reinhardt – April 21, 2020 179 Covid antibody testing opens to public at Shannon Airport Previous articleWATCH: The Golf Course at Adare Manor celebrates its second birthdayNext articleLimerick Youth Service have launched a new online live information chat service Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] WhatsApp Institute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national health in light of Covid-19 restrictions Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region last_img read more

“If There Is No Field In MCA Portal For Lawyers As Professionals To Register Companies/LLPS It Would Be Discriminatory”: Delhi High Court

first_imgNews Updates”If There Is No Field In MCA Portal For Lawyers As Professionals To Register Companies/LLPS It Would Be Discriminatory”: Delhi High Court Srishti Ojha9 Feb 2021 7:13 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has on Monday directed Central Government to file an affidavit in the plea filed challenging the non-providing of a field for Advocates to register companies and LLPs on behalf of their clients in the current Ministry of Corporate Affairs’ portal. A single Bench of Justice Pratibha Singh observed that if its true that MCA’s portal has no provision made…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?LoginDelhi High Court has on Monday directed Central Government to file an affidavit in the plea filed challenging the non-providing of a field for Advocates to register companies and LLPs on behalf of their clients in the current Ministry of Corporate Affairs’ portal.  A single Bench of Justice Pratibha Singh observed that if its true that MCA’s portal has no provision made for Advocates who are members of Bar Councils and Bar Councils are not provided as an option in the list of Councils, it is discriminatory qua Advocates and needs to be rectified.The Court has asked the appropriate authority to take a decision on the issue and then place it before the Court. The Bench noted according to Section 7(1) (b) of the Companies Act, 2013, Advocates can file documents for incorporation of a Company, and this would be true even in the case of LLPs. Therefore, if the portal does not have a provision for Advocates, it needs to be rectified. The Court directed the Standing Counsel Ajay Digpaul to take instructions on the matter and file an affidavit within two weeks and listed the matter for next hearing on March 23rd 2021. The Court observed that the Petitioner has prayed that an amendment needs to be carried out in the MCA tool kit so as to permit Advocates who are enrolled with the Bar Council to register as professionals in the MCA portal. The petitioner is aggrieved by the fact that even after an amendment in the Companies Act permitting Advocates to file documents for incorporation of companies, they still cannot register themselves as a practicing professional as the amendment has not been implemented in the tool kit. The present plea has been filed seeking directions to the government to include the name of Advocates as professionals at the MCA Portal in terms of registration and facilitation for advocates and the law firms as firms of professionals. It has challenged the manner of online application process at MCA portal for registration as a professional, uploading of DSC of advocates as professionals and the filing of documents related to incorporation of companies and LLPs in such a manner that an advocate are unable to perform their lawful duty as professionals. According to the petitioner, in absence of a provision for advocate at MCA online portal, an advocate cannot register there as professional. However, according to the new Companies Act 2016 and the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008 an advocate is authorized to verify the incorporation documents of the company. “Under the various provisions of companies Act, 2006 including the section 7 of the Act, an advocate isin the same class where a Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant or the Company Secretary for the verification of documents, but the manner used at the MCA portal segregating an advocate from others for the purpose of verification of forms and violating the fundamental right guaranteed to an advocate under article 14 of Constitution of India.” – the plea stated. The petitioner has therefore alleged that the MCA portal has been depriving her and other advocates from exercising their valuable right to practice their profession guaranteed under Article 19(1)(g) of Constitution of India , and the Advocates Act, 1961, Companies Act, 2016 and Limited liability Partnership Act, 2008. The plea has been filed by Advocate Khagesh B. Jha on behalf of the petitioner Shikha Sharma Bagga.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

UNC Charlotte student charged with murder after opening fire on classroom

first_imgwsfurlan/iStock(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — Two people were killed and another four injured after a gunman opened fire at the Kennedy Building on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on the school’s last day of classes.Three of the injured victims are in critical condition, police said at a news conference Tuesday night. The fourth person suffered non-life threatening injuries.Police identified the suspect as Trystan Andrew Terrell, 22, and said he was not someone on their radar. He has been charged with two counts of murder, four counts of attempted murder, four counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, possession of a firearm on educational property and discharging a firearm on educational property.Terrell is due to make his first court appearance on Thursday afternoon.There is no reason to believe anyone else was involved, officials said.The lockdown on campus was finally lifted early Wednesday, though the building where the shooting occurred will remain closed.The suspected shooter is a UNCC student, Charlotte ABC affiliate WSOC reported.Paul Rold, Terrell’s grandfather, told The Associated Press that his grandson moved to North Carolina with his father after his mother died two years ago. Rold told the AP, “You’re describing someone foreign to me. This is not in his DNA.”“This is the worst day in the history of UNC Charlotte,” School Chancellor Philip L. Dubois said Tuesday night. Police dispatch received calls around 4:40 p.m. reporting a suspect was armed with a pistol and had shot several students, police said.Student Tristan Field, who was in the classroom when the shooting happened, told ABC News the class was listening to group presentations when the gunfire erupted. He was startled and looked in the direction of the gunshots when he heard people screaming and saw them running toward the door on his side of the room. He quickly realized it was not a false alarm, left his stuff behind and ran to the nearest exit.“It started out as a good day,” said student Tristan Field, who was in the classroom when the shooting broke out. “It was the last day of class, was going to a concert, and now someone got shot, a bunch of people got shot. I don’t know how to feel. I’m happy to be alive, but I’m sad for other people.”Officers responded to the scene and were able to get into the building where the suspect was located, disarmed him and took him into custody, officials said. The suspect did not say anything to the officers as he was arrested.“Our officers actions definitely saved lives. There’s no doubt about that,” said University of North Carolina at Charlotte Police and Public Safety Chief Jeff Baker.The school was placed on lockdown as officers secured the campus. Students were later allowed to return to their residence halls on campus, police said.“The first thing that went to my head was, ‘Yeah this is actually happening, but just don’t sit there, like get up and go,’” said student Jordan Pearce, who was just outside the classroom when the shooting began. “So I grabbed a girl and we just went straight for the bathroom and called our parents after that.”The identities of the deceased victims has not been released. Police are waiting to notify family members.UNC Charlotte police and Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have established a family reunification center at the Harris Teeter at 8600 University City Blvd.The college’s main campus, at University City, was established in 1946 and is located on the northeast outskirts of North Carolina’s largest city. The public university has an undergraduate enrollment of over 24,000 students.In addition to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police, the ATF and FBI are also assisting in the investigation. “The FBI is on scene and assisting the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and other law enforcement partners at UNC-Charlotte in the aftermath of an on-campus shooting,” said John Strong, Special Agent in Charge of FBI Charlotte. “The FBI is prepared to provide any resource needed as the investigation continues to determine exactly what led to this tragic loss of life in our community.”All events Tuesday night at the campus were canceled, including a scheduled Waka Flocka Flame concert. The artist posted on Instagram that he would not be performing.“For many people here, this will be the worst day of their lives,” North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said. “This is a tough day, but the university will get through it.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more