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Zambian Breweries Plc HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgZambian Breweries Plc (ZAMBRW.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Zambian Breweries Plc (ZAMBRW.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambian Breweries Plc (ZAMBRW.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambian Breweries Plc (ZAMBRW.zm)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileZambian Breweries Plc (Zambrew) is a brewing and beverages company; producing and marketing a wide range of clear beers and soft drinks. The company has a virtual monopoly on clear brew products in Zambia, with popular South African brands in its product range such as Castle Lager, Redd’s, Castle Lite, Carling Black Label and Ohlsson’s Lager. The company also produces strong, local brands to cater for local tastes which are marketed under the Mosi Lager and Eagle Lager brand name. The Soft Drinks division produces well-known international brands, including Coca-Cola, Sprite, Fanta and Schweppes. The company has two breweries and three bottling plants in Zambia. SABMiller has a majority stake in Zambrew (87%). SABMiller is one of the world’s largest brewers, with more 200 beer brands in its international product portfolio. Zambian Breweries Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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How I think this low-debt, dividend-growing stock could surge after Brexit

first_img Kevin Godbold | Monday, 20th January, 2020 | More on: BOOT Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares How I think this low-debt, dividend-growing stock could surge after Brexit During the 20th century, Henry Boot (LSE: BOOT) was a vast enterprise with building, construction, civil engineering and other related businesses within its portfolio.A series of disposals and a rationalisation agenda over the past few decades have transformed the company into a land management, property development and construction company today – a smaller, leaner and more focused operation with the potential to keep on growing.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Good strategic progressOne of the things I like about Henry Boot is its record of dividends. The payment has gone up a bit every year since at least 2013. Another attractive feature is the modest level of debt on the balance sheet.I’m less keen about the inherent cyclicality in the business. Revenue, earnings and cash flow demonstrated their volatility during 2018. And the share price sank by around 32% between its peak in January 2018 and August 2019. However, since then it’s bounced back up and now trades within a whisker of its previous high. Perhaps the easing of Brexit uncertainty had a bit to do with that.In today’s update for the full 2019 trading year, the directors revealed to us that the company made “good”strategic progress in the period “against an uncertain political and economic background.” But I’m nervous about the short-term prospects for the company, and the directors’ comments didn’t reassure me. They said in the report: “As a long-term business, Henry Boot is well-positioned.” Meanwhile, the overall performance of the business in 2019 was “marginally lower” than the board’s original expectations. That was driven by the disposal of “the majority” of the firm’s retail investments, which reduced rental income. I reckon that’s a good thing, and I’m pleased to see the firm still nipping and tucking its operations for optimal trading.The sales have endowed the company with higher-than-expected net cash of around £30m, which compares to a net debt position of £18m a year earlier. That dry powder means the company is well-positioned to take advantage of “several” opportunities for reinvestment that the directors have identified for 2020.Is the construction division a weakness? The construction arm of the business has negative potential, in my view. For perspective, during 2018 around 18% of overall operating profit came from construction activities, but the division accounted for about 25% of total revenue. We’ve seen several investing disasters over the years from listed construction companies, and the turnover in that area of operations could cause a headache if it starts generating losses.But the directors said in the narrative that construction held up well in 2019 “especially given the much-publicised challenges facing the construction market.” There’s a strong order book in the division for 2020.The overall outlook is positive, but I can’t help thinking that the share price could swing lower before it goes meaningfully higher, and I’d be more inclined to buy such dips than I am to pick up the shares now. With the share price at 327p, the forward-looking earnings multiple is just under 11 for 2020 and the anticipated dividend yield around 3.4%. I’d aim to buy when the valuation looks lower. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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San Joaquin Episcopalians’ 17-day pilgrimage concludes with ‘Immigrant Day of…

first_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 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 Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Knoxville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL San Joaquin Bishop David Rice, left, and Warren Starr, a member of St. James Cathedral in Fresno, California, lead the Pilgrimage of Hope’s team of walkers. Photo: Nelson Serrano[Episcopal News Service] San Joaquin Episcopalians’ 17-day, 220-mile “Pilgrimage of Hope” started in Fresno and ended May 20 in Sacramento, where they joined nearly a thousand other activists for California’s 23rd annual “Immigrant Day of Action.”Chanting “Vivan los imigrantes,” the activists met with lawmakers, advocating for extending health coverage to adults who are in the country illegally, and against adding a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census. About 1.8 million of California’s 3 million uninsured people are immigrants in the country illegally, according to legislative staffers. Of those, about 1.26 million have incomes low enough to qualify them for the state’s Medicaid program.San Joaquin Bishop David Rice, who addressed the gathering and met with state lawmakers, said, “They saw us. They heard us. It crystallizes that we’re here. And they know we’ll be back. There are too many voices and too many needs that are yet to be enunciated in San Joaquin for us not to respond in some significant way in an ongoing fashion.”‘Extraordinary generosity, radical hospitality’From pausing for prayers in fields with farmworkers to stopping for selfies and impromptu livestreamed interviews, the pilgrims experienced extraordinary generosity and radical hospitality, Rice said. The group also helped to raise awareness and even developed a social media following at #gopilgrimsgo and #thepilgrimageofhope.“Everywhere we went, the impetus was to raise awareness regarding the status and plight of immigrants and our refugee sisters and brothers,” Rice told Episcopal News Service recently.“Every night, we held awareness-raising events, a kind of Immigration 101 about the pilgrimage and why we were doing it,” engaging people who hosted the group in local Episcopal, Lutheran, United Methodist and Roman Catholic churches, Rice said. Afterward, pilgrims were overnight guests at church members’ homes. The stories of those they encountered along the road, from “someone saying they’ve been in the immigration process for 25 years, to a grandmother pushing her grandchild in a stroller with us for 10 miles” became the stories they shared nightly, he said.A holy ruckus: ‘We walk because they walk’The Rev. Nancy Key, a co-chair of the pilgrimage planning committee, joined the May 4 “grand send-off” at St. James Cathedral in Fresno and was in Sacramento to welcome the pilgrims when they arrived.“Their mantra became ‘we walk because they walk,’ yet our walk is so much different,” Key told ENS. “Even though we’re trying to raise a holy ruckus, to educate, to create awareness, to make an impact” the pilgrimage was nothing compared to the hardships of those who are walking to the border in hope of a better life for their families.Rain and shine, the pilgrims’ weekdays began with morning prayer and an 8 a.m. start, in scorching 90-degree heat and sudden torrential downpours, through cities and farmland, stopping every five miles to pray, according to Wilson Colon, who drove a support vehicle. “I tended to a lot of blistered feet and tight tendons,” said Colon, a parishioner at St. Paul’s Church in Modesto.Lee Halkias, 75, a member of St. Raphael’s Church in Oakhurst, couldn’t join the walkers but wanted to help, “so I loaded my motor home with food and supplies and joined them,” he explained.“My dad was born in 1894 in Greece,” Halkias told ENS. “He came over here at 15 years old. It was a different system; easier to become a citizen. You didn’t have all the obstacles.”On Sundays, the group worshipped in host churches. Some walkers joined the core group of about a dozen pilgrims at various points along the way.Like Erin Rausch, 39, a former Stockton resident who recently moved to Boise, Idaho, and joined the pilgrimage in Modesto, about halfway to Sacramento.Rausch, a Boise State University coordinator for student service projects, said that she “carried homesickness for my 3 1/2-year-old son Jonathan with me” as a reminder that “so many folks, whether it be in detention centers or elsewhere, are separated from their children.”And yet, “I had the certainty that after this I’d get to see him,” she added. “That is not true for our brothers and sisters in this situation.”For some, the changing landscape and temperatures prompted new awareness.“The first day I walked, it was really, really tough,” Rausch recalled. “It was very hot. We had 16 miles to go. “I was really struck by the experience of walking through a city and seeing how folks who don’t have access to cars really must experience it. Everything is fast cars, fast food, and really, in disregard for folk who may have to experience it a bit more slowly.”Sometimes, she felt invisible; other times, they were stopped by passersby. “As we walked along Eldorado Road in Stockton, a woman driving in the opposite direction stopped her car, rolled down the window and said, ‘I need to talk to you,’” Rausch recalled.The driver was a 64-year-old woman who had been taken from her parents as an infant and then returned to her family at about age 4. “Her life story, literally, just bubbled up – how she was separated from her family. And even though this happened a long time ago, she was still afraid and said we couldn’t show her face or say her name. It reminded me of just how broken our immigration system has been for decades, and how much damage it has done to people and families for such a long time,” Rausch said.A few blocks later, two men in a truck flagged down the group. “They asked us about what we’re doing and we tell them and they get so excited,” Rausch recalled. “One of them turns on his phone and starts livestreaming the entire conversation. He was on his way to work, and everything we said, he’d turn the phone to himself and translate into Spanish” for friends and family.She added, “There is a piece of this that is really about race and socioeconomic status. There are things that, because I’m white I can do, and it’s important that I stand up for what is right and what needs to be done and how things need to change so we can have a humane immigration system.”San Joaquin Canon to the Ordinary the Rev. Anna Carmichael said the pilgrimage “became our own walk to Emmaus,” as the group prayed, laughed, sang and danced their way to Sacramento. “We began to recognize Jesus in the people we broke bread with every day,” she said.It also was filled with unexpected surprises.“We didn’t expect that in Livingston, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, two of our dinner companions would tell us their stories of crossing the border as children,” she wrote in a blog post on the diocesan website. “Now, in their 40s, they have yet to return to Mexico. They left brothers and parents and other family behind. With tears in her eyes, Flor shared that her brothers think she has forgotten them because it’s been over 30 years since she’s seen them.”“They walked with us the next day,” Carmichael told ENS. “It was not something we could have planned for.”Receiving hospitality from strangers was incredible, Rausch said.“It seems like a small thing, but in the late afternoon just a period of rest is amazing. They fed us dinner, allowed us to tell our stories, and then members of their churches would take us into their homes. It was amazing.“There were folks who put us up who do not agree with what we are doing,” she added. “Yet, they were willing to provide the hospitality and really open their homes to someone who needed a place to stay. That was really amazing to me in a country that is so divided right now.”Carmichael said that hearing those difficult questions, “made me more compassionate and empathetic.”“Instead of shutting down, I was able to listen deeper and have those hard conversations with people, and not be defensive,” she said. “But to say, ‘Look we don’t have all the answers, but we do have a responsibility to our brothers and sisters, if we claim we see Christ in everybody.“But that … doing this pilgrimage meant we put into action what we say we believe. I feel almost more convicted in my faith because of it.”– The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Bath, NC Immigration Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release By Pat McCaughanPosted May 24, 2019 Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA center_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Reds vs Stormers Highlights – Super Rugby Round 9

first_imgWednesday Apr 25, 2012 Reds vs Stormers Highlights – Super Rugby Round 9 Highlights of the Stormers vs the Reds in BrisbaneADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Super Rugby 2012 Highlights Related Articles 465 WEEKS AGO Bulls vs Lions Highlights – Super Rugby Round… 465 WEEKS AGO Sharks vs Cheetahs – Super Rugby Round 18… 465 WEEKS AGO Stormers vs Rebels Highlights – Super Rugby… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe 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

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Christian Aid Week 2006 launched

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Community fundraising Christian Aid Week 2006 launched The campaign first started in 1957, making it the oldest door-to-door collection campaign in the UK.  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img This year’s Christian Aid Week, the oldest door-to-door collection campaign in the UK, has been launched with the slogan “You Add. We Multiply”.Music star Beverly Knight, actor Damian Lewis, and former EastEnders’ star and Strictly Come Dancing winner Jill Halfpenny have helped launch this year’s fundraising week.Last year, Christian Aid Week collectors and supporters raised more than £14.8 million. More than seven million people get involved in Christian Aid Week with around 350,000 volunteers taking part in door-to-door collections using the famous Christian Aid red envelope. Advertisement Howard Lake | 25 February 2006 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Detroiters condemn racist hate crime in Eastern Market

first_imgActivists rallied in Detroit’s busy Eastern Market on Saturday morning, June 17, to condemn the attempted murder of a homeless Black man in broad daylight by white supremacist thugs. Members of Workers World Party and the Michigan Peoples Defense Network called the action to condemn the heinous hate crime.On June 1, three racists attacked Randolph Davison as he was sitting outside a mental health treatment center in the historic Eastern Market commercial district of Detroit. The attackers shouted the n-word and repeatedly stabbed and slashed Davison with a knife.Local corporate media described the attack as a “jumping” in which Davison was supposedly stabbed in the leg. However, Davison revealed multiple gashes across his chest at a June 13 press conference held to announce the rally.Organizers say the attack was a hate crime of attempted murder and should be treated as such by the authorities. But, despite heavy security camera coverage of the area, Detroit police have announced no suspects and have made no arrests in the case.The knife attack mirrors other recent white supremacist hate crimes across the country, including the racist murders of Black men in New York and Maryland, as well as the murder of two bystanders who intervened against a white supremacist in Oregon.Activists gathered at the corner of Russell and Wilkins streets in Eastern Market and distributed leaflets condemning the attack on Davison. Speakers analyzed the attack in the context of the gentrification of the Eastern Market area.Under the guise of Detroit’s “revitalization,” the Detroit city government and the wealthy developers that control the city have used Eastern Market, one of the largest farmer’s markets in the U.S., as a tourist attraction for whites coming from the well-off Detroit suburbs and elsewhere.Speakers and protesters said that a hate crime as brazen as Davison’s attempted murder could only have happened in an environment in which racists feel emboldened. Gentrification, along with the racist green light coming from the U.S. president and his cabinet, have provided that environment in Detroit, a majority-African-American city.Activists also contrasted the police response to the attack to the fast arrests of graffiti artists in gentrified areas of Detroit, who are quickly identified via video surveillance and charged.Following the rally, protesters marched down the main thoroughfare of Eastern Market, disrupting the shopping and brunches of market goers and chanting anti-racist messages as well as “Justice for Randolph!” Several passersby joined the march.Detroit police harassed the marchers, at first falsely claiming protesters had no right to assemble on a public sidewalk and then denying that the hate crime ever took place.Several pro-choice clinic escorts also joined WWP and MPDN members at the action.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Agency Reviews Didn’t Uncover Peregrine Fraud

first_img Facebook Twitter Source: NAFB News Service Home Indiana Agriculture News Agency Reviews Didn’t Uncover Peregrine Fraud Facebook Twitter SHARE A list of Commodity Futures Trading Commission reviews shows that operations at Peregrine Financial Group Inc. were reviewed in 2007 and 2008 without detecting the fraud that resulted in the future’s brokers collapse and a 200-million dollar shortfall in customer funds. The records or procedures evaluated are not detailed. A review in 2011 was scheduled to oversee compliance with foreign exchange regulations – but due to limited resources – was not conducted. CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler told the Senate Agriculture Committee Tuesday that the full facts of what happened are not yet known – but the system failed to protect Peregrine’s customers. Noting that market regulators can’t prevent all financial fraud – he admitted they must all do better. According to Gensler – the agency will review the documents from 2007 and 2008 to see how to improve.Gensler also told the committee that – partly due to an inadequate budget – the CFTC relies on industry-funded self-regulators like the National Futures Association and CME to conduct routine oversight of futures firms. He called them the front-line regulators and explained that the CFTC oversees them. He said they need to review the relationship to make sure the CFTC is doing things right when examining the examiners. Gensler told Ag Committee members that CFTC will review NFA’s self-regulatory responsibilities. Iowa Senator Tom Harkin said he is losing faith in self-regulation unless there is adequate, tight oversight by the agencies Congress funds.bility to rapid and unforeseen changes in the price of oil that can negatively impact readiness, while also increasing energy security.center_img Agency Reviews Didn’t Uncover Peregrine Fraud SHARE By Gary Truitt – Jul 18, 2012 Previous articleUSDA Designates an Additional 39 Counties in 8 States as Primary Natural Disaster Areas Due to Worsening DroughtNext articleNFU Supports SURE Extension Gary Truittlast_img read more

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Source confidentiality: Reporters Without Borders’ Open Letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee

first_img WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Follow the news on United States July 19, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Source confidentiality: Reporters Without Borders’ Open Letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee Organisation RSF_en News Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says To the attention of The Honorable Arlen SpecterChairmanUnited States Senate Judiciary Committee Dear Chairman Specter:On July 20, 2005, the United States Senate Judiciary Committee plans to deliberate on a bill known as the “Free Flow of Information Act of 2005,” which was introduced in the House of Representatives and the Senate in February. Reporters Without Borders, an organization dedicated to defending press freedom, hopes that this hearing will be the first step toward the text’s swift passage-for this is an urgent matter. The Judiciary Committee’s meeting comes on the heels of the imprisonment, on July 6, of Judith Miller of The New York Times, who was sentenced to jail for “contempt of court,” because she refused to divulge her sources of information. This case constitutes a dangerous precedent for the American press and for the freedom to inform, in view of the fact that other journalists awaiting trial may well receive the same verdict. This case also raises fears that many journalists could lose some of their informants, thereby jeopardizing the press’s role as a counterbalance. Finally, this case indicates a major judicial flaw at the federal legislation level regarding confidentiality of sources. How can we account for the fact that Judith Miller was sentenced by a DC federal court even though a judge had ruled in her favor in a similar case tried before a New York federal court on February 24? What explanation can there be for the fact that 31 states of the Union uphold shield laws, which recognize a journalist’s privilege to maintain confidentiality of sources while courts at the federal level deprive them of the very same rights? The Supreme Court’s decision of June 27 not to hear the cases of Judith Miller and her colleague Matthew Cooper of Time, unfortunately left this judicial flaw intact. Now it is up to lawmakers to fill in the gap.Thank you for your thoughtful consideration of this letter.Respectfully yours,Reporters Without Borders to go further News June 7, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News United StatesAmericas Two weeks after Judith Miller’s (photo) incarceration, the Senate Judiciary Committee is preparing to deliberate on a bill introduced into Congress in February known as the “Free Flow of Information Act of 2005.” Reporters Without Borders is calling for the bill’s swift passage in an Open Letter to the Committee’s Chairman. United StatesAmericas News June 3, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Receive email alerts April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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East Derry MLA hits out at lack of funding for Lough Foyle Ferry

first_img Facebook East Derry MLA hits out at lack of funding for Lough Foyle Ferry Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North News WhatsApp Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – October 18, 2012 center_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Previous articleCSO publishes ethnicity statistics from Census 2011Next articleHundreds expected to turnout at tomorrows Home Help protest in Letterkenny News Highland Google+ Pinterest The Governments north and south are again being urged to agree a funding package which would see the Lough Foyle service linking Greencastle and Magilligan operate all year round.The issue is to be discussed by the Regional Development Committee in the North in the next few weeks after it was raised by East Derry MLA John Dallat.As it stands, the service runs only for part of the year and recieves a small subsidy from Limavady Borough Council and Donegal County Council.John Dallat says the Rathlin Ferry in the North has received over £22m in the past 4 years, and he says only a fraction of that funding would run the Lough Foyle Ferry……[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/jdall1pm.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more

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Facebook Vs Delhi Assembly- State Assemblies Cannot Deal With Issues Demanding National Response: Centre Tells Supreme Court

first_imgTop StoriesFacebook Vs Delhi Assembly- State Assemblies Cannot Deal With Issues Demanding National Response: Centre Tells Supreme Court Nupur Thapliyal17 Feb 2021 10:45 PMShare This – x”If your lordships finds that there is a problem with Facebook, answer is not to give power to one committee of a state legislature. The answer is that there should be a national response by the national body namely the Parliament.” – Tushar Mehta, SGIThe Solicitor General of India, Tushar Mehta representing the Central Government on Wednesday informed the Supreme Court that the problem emerging from social mediums like Facebook and Twitter is an “uncontrollable global problem” which cannot be legislated by State Assemblies. He also told the Court that such an issue of global importance has to be examined on a national level by a national…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 Solicitor General of India, Tushar Mehta representing the Central Government on Wednesday informed the Supreme Court that the problem emerging from social mediums like Facebook and Twitter is an “uncontrollable global problem” which cannot be legislated by State Assemblies. He also told the Court that such an issue of global importance has to be examined on a national level by a national body namely the Parliament. “This is an uncontrollable global problem. By the nature of this problem, this has to be examined on a national level. We cannot have 20 committees looking into what can be done.” Submitted SGI. The submission came while a Supreme Court bench comprising Justice S.K. Kaul, Justice Hrishikesh Roy and Justice Dinesh Maheshwari was hearing the challenge made by Facebook India Vice President Ajit Mohan to the summons issued by the Delhi Assembly panel to enquire into the role of social media behind Delhi riots. Clarifying the stand of the Central Government on the issue, SGI informed the Court that it was neither on the side of Facebook nor the Delhi Legislative Assembly. The clarification came after the bench insisted the SGI to “clear its stand” since nothing was put on the affidavit by the Union of India. SGI informed the Court that the submission of the Central Government is restricted to the point of jurisdiction of the Delhi Assembly in summoning people and asking them to give evidence on oath. While arguing that Delhi is a “sui generis case”, SGI informed the Court that there is a specific entry in the Union List dealing with telecommunications which makes the field occupied by the Parliament and therefore, it is not within the legislative competence of a State Assembly to deal with issues concerning intermediaries like Facebook. Submitting that the issue must strictly be dealt by the Parliament and not the States, SGI argued: “Our constitutional envisages cooperative federalism but sometimes we have to differentiate between cooperative federalism and constructive federalism. It would be hazardous if every unit of the States will start commenting upon everything.” At the outset, he submitted that in the event of an overlapping between an entry in List 1 (Union List) and List 2 or List 3, the Union List will prevail owing to the doctrine of pith and substance. “Your lordships will go through the 3 Lists. Entry in List 2 or 3 which is general in terms, but there is a specific entry in List 1, and it is that list which will prevail. There might be some overlapping. But the pith and substance test is here. This question isn’t coming before your lordships for the first time. If there is a specific entry in Union list and the field is occupied by their committee, there is a parliamentary standing committee on IT which is going into it.” SGI submitted.Backing up the submission, SGI referred to the judgment of Pandit MSM Sharma v. Shree Krishna Sinha wherein the Court held that “Parliamentary privilege is defined as ” the sum of the peculiar rights enjoyed by each House collectively as a constituent part of the High Court of Parliament, and by members of each House individually, without which they could not discharge their functions, and which exceed those possessed by other bodies or individuals.”SGI concluded his submissions by arguing that the offences pertaining to intermediaries like Facebook are statutorily covered by the Information Technology Act, regulation of which is within the domain of the Union of India. “Facebook is an intermediary. It cannot be doubted. If the intermediary plays any role having impact on peace, public order or harmony, the legislature contemplates sec. 69A. Recommendations can be made by NGOs, individuals or experts. But here we have an Assembly which cannot do so.” SGI argued.Furthermore, the SGI ended his submissions by arguing that a committee of Delhi Legislature embarking on anything which is not under its competence, would be “colorable exercise of power” by the Assembly. “If they want law and order, if peace and harmony was jeopardized, that is not within their competence. Discussion can be done but recommendation cannot be permitted. There is no concept of the committee having recommendatory jurisdiction.” SGI submitted at the outset. 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