Osborne mulls fresh levy on bank profits

first_imgMonday 4 October 2010 9:09 pm whatsapp Osborne mulls fresh levy on bank profits GEORGE Osborne is prepared to introduce a new tax on banks’ profits and pay, which is likely to be implemented if they fail to show restraint in the forthcoming bonus round.The chancellor told delegates at the Tory party conference in Birmingham that he wanted to see “genuine talent rewarded”, but warned the government would pursue another levy if banks pay out politically unpalatable bonuses.He said: “I want Britain to be the home of successful, competitive and stable financial services. But let me make this clear: we will not allow money to flow unimpeded out of those banks into huge bonuses, if that means money is not flowing out in credit to the small businesses who did nothing to cause this crash and suffered most in it.”Aides to the chancellor said any new levy on the banks would take the form of a so-called financial activities tax (FAT), essentially a tax on profits and remuneration, which was first mooted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).Previously, the government has said it would only introduce an FAT if it could secure international agreement, due to fears that banks could relocate overseas to avoid the levy. But Treasury officials think an FAT could be brought in without a broad international agreement, as long as there is an accord in a handful of countries, like France, Germany and the US. The chancellor is planning to discuss the FAT with other finance ministers at international meetings like the G20 to gauge support.Even if nations like Hong Kong, which is fast-becoming a major international banking centre, refuse to sign up to the FAT, the government is prepared to press ahead with the plans.Treasury officials have been emboldened by the level of global consensus on the levy on balance sheets, which is being adopted in the UK, US, France and Germany.According to one Treasury aide, this limited arc of support constitutes an “international agreement”, even though emerging banking centres like Hong Kong have refused to sign up. “We believe the degree of international co-operation combined with the level at which it is set is enough to stop banks leaving the UK,” he said. whatsapp KCS-content More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.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.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comcenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople Today Show Comments ▼ Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

I’d buy shares in this FTSE 100 dividend champion right now and hold for 10 years

first_imgI’d buy shares in this FTSE 100 dividend champion right now and hold for 10 years Kevin Godbold | Thursday, 27th February, 2020 | More on: MNDI See all posts by Kevin Godbold There’s a little wobble in the full-year figures from FTSE 100 paper and packaging supplier Mondi (LSE: MNDI) today. In fairness, the share price has been signalling weakness by drifting generally lower since the summer of 2018. Nevertheless, in the report, the directors retain their optimism about the company’s future.Revenue came in 3% down on last year’s figure and underlying earnings per shares dipped by 10%. But the all-important number for cash from operations only ticked down by 1%. And net debt fell by 0.6%. I find the cash performance encouraging, and the directors slapped 9% on the total dividend for the year, which suggests a positive view about the outlook.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…A great record on dividendsOne of the things I like most about Mondi is the dividend has risen by just over 100% over five years. That’s a great record of shareholder returns, and it’s been backed up with a strong, steady and generally rising stream of incoming cash flow. Indeed, cash flow has been robust support for earnings over an extended period. I reckon there’s a large defensive element to the company’s business.Chief executive designate Andrew King said in the report he thinks Mondi delivered a robust performance in 2019 “against a backdrop of challenging trading conditions.” And that’s a similar message to the one I reported on earlier today from the company’s smaller peer Macfarlane (which is another stock I’m tempted to buy right now).King reckons Mondi controlled costs well over the year and saw a good contribution from “acquisitions and capital investment projects.”  Luckily, that “partially offset” weakness from the firm’s key pulp and paper grades.And the company is carrying out a capital investment programme designed to deliver growth and increase competitiveness. One example of that is the rebuilding of the Ruzomberok pulp mill in Slovakia, which the firm commissioned during the second half of the year.There’s also an ongoing project to invest in a new 300,000 tonne “kraft top white machine” on the site, along with “major” capital investment projects at the Syktyvkar mill in Russia and the Steti mill in Czech Republic.Well-placed in its marketsThey’re not the only reinvestment projects Mondi is pursuing. And I reckon the way the firm ploughs money back into the business will help keep it well-placed in its markets to drive that ongoing cash flow and power the progressive dividend policy in the years ahead.Looking ahead, King is “confident” about the structural growth drivers in the company’s packaging sectors, although he reckons heightened macro-economic uncertainties will likely continue to affect markets in the short term.The current year, for example, has started off with lower prices across the company’s key paper grades. But King is seeing indicators of “stability” in pricing in “certain segments.”The short-term outlook is a little hazy, but that could be the best time to pick up some of the company’s shares. At the recent price of 1,625p, the stock supports a dividend yield of around 4.3%, which I see as attractive. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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 Addresslast_img read more

How I’d find must-own cheap shares in the new bull market

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Peter Stephens | Monday, 28th December, 2020 The 2020 stock market crash means many sectors currently contain cheap shares. They could face difficult near-term futures due to economic risks being high. However, they may also offer long-term growth potential in a new bull market.As such, focusing on companies with solid fundamentals and strong track records of growth could be a shrewd move. It may lead to the purchase of must-own stocks that can deliver impressive returns in the coming years.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…Searching for cheap shares in troubled sectorsMany cheap shares are likely to be priced at low levels because of their uncertain near-term prospects. For example, they may operate in an industry that faces a difficult period. Factors such as weak consumer sentiment or disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic may have held them back.While this may mean further paper losses for investors in the short run, it can provide buying opportunities in the long run. Many undervalued stocks may have the capacity to successfully recover as operating conditions and investor sentiment improve.Therefore, searching in sectors with a troubled future in the coming months could be a shrewd move. It may allow an investor to unearth the best bargains available in the stock market.Analysing company fundamentalsOf course, some cheap shares may be priced at low levels for good reason. For example, they may have a relatively low chance of surviving a difficult economic period. Or they may lack a sufficiently large competitive advantage to deliver improving profitability in a fast-changing global economy.As such, analysing company facts and figures could be a profitable move. This may involve an investor assessing a company’s recent updates. That way they can determine whether it has a solid financial position through which to invest for the long run.A company that trades at a low price despite having strong fundamentals may be a good value investing opportunity that can deliver market-beating performance in a new bull market.Track record of growth prior to the stock market crashMust-own cheap shares that can deliver growth in a new bull market may be those companies that have a solid track record of outperformance in a variety of operating conditions. For example, they may outperform peers in terms of sales and profit growth in positive and negative economic conditions.This may prove to be useful in the coming years, given the uncertain outlook for the global economy and the companies that operate within it.Furthermore, diversifying across a range of companies may help an investor to reduce risks. After all, cheap shares may carry greater risk than their premium-priced peers. That’s because they may face more difficult operating conditions, or have other threats to their performance.Through owning a wide range of them for the long term, it may be possible to obtain high returns while keeping risks to a minimum. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! How I’d find must-own cheap shares in the new bull market Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

Vida / studioLOOP

Architects: studioLOOP Area Area of this architecture project Vida / studioLOOP Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/873326/vida-studioloop Clipboard ArchDaily Area:  72 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Vida / studioLOOPSave this projectSaveVida / studioLOOP Manufacturers: Spec, Toto, Atom Company, Kitchen HouseSave this picture!© Kai NakamuraRecommended ProductsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridLightsLonghiLamp – AkileleEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. This is a project for husband, wife, and 2 children. Vida is a house located in Saitama, Japan.The site is a high-residential area and has a neighboring house in the east and the north.Save this picture!© Kai NakamuraThe south is built with shops across narrow streets whereas rich tea gardens are spreading in the west. Since it is a densely populated area, we derived firstly to the maximum possible volume from the volume ratio and the north side shaded line which are decided by law. In order to cope with environmental burdens while taking in the scenery, we planned living, dining, and kitchen with a large opening using Low-E glass on the second floor. The floor was a one-room with all its floor space, a storage space full of ceiling in the north and south, and a dry area that was accentuated on the exterior as part of the south.Save this picture!Floors PlanSave this picture!Longitudinal SectionsIn addition to the entrance that jumped out black on the first floor, the bedroom and the utilities are compactly summarized. The house which the appearance is simple as well as incorporated privacy and maximize the landscape, gives to the town accented.Save this picture!© Kai NakamuraProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Exhibition Hall of Crime Evidences in Harbin / Architectural Design & Research I…Selected ProjectsElwood Residence / SJBSelected Projects Share Photographs:  Kai Nakamura Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs “COPY” 2015 CopyHouses•Tokorozawa, Japan Save this picture!© Kai Nakamura+ 28 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/873326/vida-studioloop Clipboard Projects Year:  Houses “COPY” CopyAbout this officestudioLOOPOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTokorozawaJapanPublished on June 15, 2017Cite: “Vida / studioLOOP” 15 Jun 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalShelvingZeitraumWardrobe – Hide & ParkSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Stone SeriesWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – FerroFinestra W20Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – TentChairsInterstuhlConference Chair – Low With CastorsWoodreSAWN TIMBER co.Pre-Weathered Wood CladdingMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?小镇之屋 / studioLOOP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 read more

Prosecutor requests five-year sentence for detained editor of leading opposition newspaper

first_img April 9, 2021 Find out more February 20, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Prosecutor requests five-year sentence for detained editor of leading opposition newspaper News AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh Follow the news on Azerbaijan “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Help by sharing this information AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia June 4, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is shocked to learn that a prosecutor has called for a five-year jail sentence for Ganimat Zahidov, the editor of one of the leading opposition dailies, Azadlig, on a charge of “aggravated hooliganism” under article 127.2.3 of the criminal code. Zahidov’s trial began in Baku on 8 January.“We do not understand the severity of the requested sentence, or that a two-year sentence has also been requested for Zahidov’s main accuser,” the press freedom organisation said. “All this reinforces our conviction that Zahidov is paying dearly for his Azadlig articles critical of the government and that the authorities are manipulating a suspicious incident.”Reporters Without Borders added: “We have the impression that this case is driven more by a desire for revenge than justice. Zahidov’s younger brother Sakit, who works for the same newspaper, was sentenced in October 2006 to three years in prison for drug possession at the end of a trial in which the prosecution failed to demonstrate that he possessed drugs.”The suspicious incident that led to Ganimat Zahidov’s arrest took place on 7 November. He was going up the steps leading into the building where the “Azerbaijan” publishing house is located when a young woman on the steps (subsequently identified as Sevgilade Guliyeva Azim Gizi, a person with a previous conviction for theft ) began to shout and accuse him of insulting her. At this point, a man subsequently identified as Vusal Hasanov grabbed Zahidov by the jacket and shouted: “Who are you to bother his girl?” Zahidov tried to push him away and the two men began to fight. When bystanders began siding with Zahidov, Hasanov and the young woman extricated themselves and left in a taxi together. Zahidov told Reporters Without Borders about the incident on the day it happened. He said he regarded it as deliberate provocation in retaliation for his articles accusing President Ilham Aliev’s wife of corruption or for articles about highway code violations by the president’s relatives.He was summoned by the police on 10 November and placed in preventive custody the next day. He has been held ever since. “We do not understand the severity of the requested sentence and it reinforces our conviction that Zahidov is paying dearly for his Azadlig articles critical of the government”, the press freedom organisation said. News Receive email alerts Organisation News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan to go further June 8, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Newslast_img read more

Celebrating Limerick Film at Urban Alley

first_imgNewsCelebrating Limerick Film at Urban AlleyBy Eric Fitzgerald – July 29, 2016 723 Facebook THE Urban Alley returns to Limerick this bank holiday weekend with a special feature on Limerick Film on Sunday 31. Presented by actor Kevin Kiely Jnr, screenings will include short films, music videos and Andrew Gallivan’s film ‘Muid Éire Nua’ which took the top prize at this year’s Limerick Film Festival.A scene from Muid Éire Nua starring Stephen SharpeMuid Éire Nua is inspired by the music of Stephen Sharpe, a Galway singer songwriter who sings candidly about his experiences of being gay in Ireland today. The screenings will happen in the outdoor cinema in the Urban Alley to the rear of The Red Hen and Phil Flannery’s Bar this Sunday from 3pm to 6pm.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Limerick Film screenings will be followed by DJ Eric Fitz and blues band The Makings.Saturday July 30 see the Flea Market return to the Urban Alley, music from DJ Tom Prendergast and the Urban House Band.All part of the Urban Alley Festival Weekend happening off Denmark Street at Phil Flannery’s and The Red Hen Bar. Email Previous articleSoccer – Limerick & Janesboro feature in FAI Senior Cup drawNext articleTV – Something for the Weekend – Live Sport Eric Fitzgeraldhttp://www.limerickpost.ieEric writes for the Entertainment Pages of Limerick Post Newspaper and edits the music blog www.musiclimerick.com where you can watch and listen to music happening in the city and beyond. Advertisementcenter_img Linkedin Print Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

COVID19: Plea In Karnataka HC Seeks Welfare Of Trans Persons & SC/ST Community During Lockdown

first_imgNews UpdatesCOVID19: Plea In Karnataka HC Seeks Welfare Of Trans Persons & SC/ST Community During Lockdown Sanya Talwar7 April 2020 9:02 AMShare This – xA plea seeking relief for trans persons & vulnerable communities in the lockdown has been filed in the Karnataka High Court.Plea in the form of an Intervention Application has been filed by Centre for Law & Policy Research on behalf of Ondede & Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Centre for Study of Social Exclusion & Inclusive Policy, NLSIU in ongoing PIL’s…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?LoginA plea seeking relief for trans persons & vulnerable communities in the lockdown has been filed in the Karnataka High Court.Plea in the form of an Intervention Application has been filed by Centre for Law & Policy Research on behalf of Ondede & Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Centre for Study of Social Exclusion & Inclusive Policy, NLSIU in ongoing PIL’s already being heard in the Karnataka High Court concerning the issue of the steps to be taken by various Authorities for dealing with the pandemic of Novel Corona Virus such as usage of excesses by the police, shutting of anganwadi’s in the state of Karnataka & the consequences of non-supply of hot meals to pregnant women and lactating mothers, supply of food to the poor people, daily wage workers, people residing on the streets, railway platforms etc., large instances of hoarding of essential supplies and goods, among others.Apropose this, inter alia, several reliefs have been sought for by the trans community such as free of cost rations, food and nutrition and provisions including vegetables and fruit to members of the transgender community from ration shops and also from other outlets, free LPG cylinders, waiver of electrivity bill for 6 months, Rs. 5000/- per month for six months to transgender persons as well as free access to medicines.Several reliefs have also been sought for “most vulnerable groups” such as slum dwellers and manual scavengers “who are struggling without basic needs and amenities”, such as directions to the state government in order to supply food and essentials to them and making provisions to get in touch with school teachers and ASHA workers to provide them with food and essentials.On April 3, 2020, the bench had taken the intervention application on record.In the aforementioned ongoing PILs, the bench comprising Chief Justice Abhay S. Oka & B.V. Nagarathna had on March 30, 2020 directed the State Government to ensure basic needs to citizens, especially those who do not have ration cards. Subsequently, on April 6, 2020, the State Government had filed detailed written submissions. It has pointed out that the slew of applications is “limiting” its effective functioning in this time of crisis.”….the continuous and repeated applications being filed by the Applicants seeking various reliefs does actually limit in many ways the functioning of the Government in this time of crisis. The Government wishes to ensure that the rights of all parties, especially the marginalised sections of Society is duly protected. Unprecedented situation as it is, it is equally necessary that the State should have the freedom to determine the manner in which care is provided to all sections of Society. The State has an obligation to all sections and has to ensure that the protective umbrella extends to all. The State cannot be made subject, at this point in time, to a continuous review by citizens through applications filed before this Court.” – The State of Karnataka has averred.All batch petitions are listed on April 9, 2020 for further hearing.Next Storylast_img read more

[Breaking] Bombay HC Allows Airlines To Keep Middle Seat Occupied As Expert Committee Says Mere Touch Of COVID-19 Infected Person Will Not Transmit Virus

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] Bombay HC Allows Airlines To Keep Middle Seat Occupied As Expert Committee Says Mere Touch Of COVID-19 Infected Person Will Not Transmit Virus Nitish Kashyap5 Jun 2020 8:16 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Friday passed an interim order to allow all airlines to keep middle seats occupied in compliance with May 31 circular issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.The order was passed after an Expert Committee headed by Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation informed the Court that mere touch of a person infected with Covid-19 will not lead to transmission of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Friday passed an interim order to allow all airlines to keep middle seats occupied in compliance with May 31 circular issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.The order was passed after an Expert Committee headed by Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation informed the Court that mere touch of a person infected with Covid-19 will not lead to transmission of the deadly virus, unless droplets from the mouth or nose of Covid positive person through sneezing or coughing come in contact with hands, mouth, nose of a non-covid person increases the chances of infection.The DGCA had advised airlines to keep middle seats vacant as per its circular issued on May 31. If the middle seat cannot be kept vacant due to high passenger load, then its occupant should be provided protective equipment lquipment like wrap-around gowns of standards approved by Ministry of Textiles in addition to the face mask and face shield, said the May 31 circular.  A Division bench of Justice SJ Kathawalla and Justice SP Tavade was hearing the writ petition filed by Commander Deven Y Kanani of Air India who relied upon circular issued by the Government of India dated March 23 and alleged that the national carrier violated the said circular by failing to follow the rule of keeping the middle seat empty during evacuation of stranded passengers as part of the Vande Bharat Mission. Yesterday, Court had enquired from the expert committee comprising Dr. Randep Guleria, Dr.Balram Bhargava, Dr. Naresh Trehan and headed by Secretary, MOCA Pradeep Singh Kharola, whether Covid-19 can be transmitted by mere touch of an infected person. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appeared on behalf of the DGCA and submitted the Committee’s reply before the bench. The reply states- “Covid-19 virus can be transmitted by touch only under certain circumstances. For example, lf a surface, like clothes, is infected with Covid-19 virus (such infection will take place when the droplets from the mouth or nose -sneezing or coughing- of an infected person sit on such a surface) and a non-infected person touches it and then touches his mouth or nose, then there are chances that the second person may get infected. This is the reason why it is recommended that a person should disinfect his hands regularly. If an infected person merely touches a non-infected person the virus will not be transmitted unless the conditions mentioned above are fulfilled, that is the transmission has to take place through the droplets carrying the virus sitting on clothes and ultimately these reaching the mouth, nose or eyes of the other person”. The Committee’s reply clarified that if an infected person is wearing a protective gown and a non-infected person is sitting next to him/her, even if the infected person’s clothes have the virus sitting on it, the protective gown would insulate this person and if the neighbouring person inadvertently touches the gown, this person will not be infected as the gown would provide the necessary shield. The same holds true in the exact opposite case when the non-infected person is wearing the protective gown and the infected person is not. However it is necessary that both persons are wearing a mask and a protective face shield in both cases. lt is mandatory that the prescribed protocol for putting on the gown and removing it is strictly followed, the reply states. Moreover, the Court had also enquired from the respondents on Wednesday regarding the total number of passengers who were evacuated under the Vande Bharat Mission from different countries, who actually tested positive for Covid-19 after landing in India and were not positive before taking the flight. The affidavit-in-reply filed by Air India states that under the rescue mission a total of almost 59000 Indian Nationals have been brought back and evacuated from various countries of the world, out of which 248 passengers tested positive for Covid-19. Moreover, there are 21 cases of Cabin Crew who have tested positive out of around 5000 tested. And, there is one case of death of a “casual employee” at Mumbai who had last attended the office on April 26, 2020 and he had died in a hospital on May 18. Besides, he was deployed in the office and not for flight duties. Appearing for Indigo, Senior Advocate Janak Dwarkadas submitted that keeping the middle seats vacant threatens the right of an airline to carry on business. Lawyers for both SpiceJet and GoAir, Senior Advocate Venkatesh Dhond and Senior Advocate Darius Khambatta respectively, supported the DGCA’s circular dated May 31 directing airlines to keep middle seat vacant or in the alternative, to provide extra protective gear to all the passengers occupying the middle seat. Finally, reserving the order, Court said- “In the meantime, the Flight Operators including Respondent Nos. 2 and 3 shall allow the passengers to occupy the middle seat strictly in compliance with the Circular dated 31st May, 2020 and the applicable SOPs / circulars / guidelines issued from time to time by the concerned authorities.”On May 22, the HC had ordered that the DGCA instruction to keep middle seats empty was applicable to the non-scheduled international flights operated by Air India. Aggrieved with that, Air India moved the SC, arguing that DGCA circular is applicable only for scheduled domestic flights. On May 25, the SC granted a partial relief to Air India, allowing it to operate with middle seat bookings for ten days, and disposed of the matter urging Bombay HC to finally decide the issue at the earliest.Click here to download Order Read OrderNext Storylast_img read more

Charles Henderson dinner theater to perform original play

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skip Latest Stories Print Article Book Nook to reopen The dinner menu will include salad, rosemary and lemon chicken, pasta and, for dessert, chocolate mousse.Dinner music will be provided by CHHS jazz musicians.The tickets for the dinner theater will be $25 for couples, $20 for singles and $10 for children 12 and under. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Charles Henderson dinner theater to perform original play Email the author Sponsored Content The Charles Henderson High School theater department will host a dinner theater Saturday night at the CHHS Cafetorium. The night’s entertainment will include the performance of an original play, “Lakeview’s Circle” and a variety show of songs and monologues.Judith Park, theater teacher, said the original performance of “Lakeview’s Circle,” in early November was canceled due to student illness.“So this performance of “Lakeview’s Circle” will be expanded to include a dinner and entertainment,” Park said. This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like Outreach program donates to local schools By Ngoc Vo With its mission to address the needs of the community, Christian Life Church has held several outreach… read more Published 3:00 am Tuesday, November 18, 2014 This the only opportunity for the public to see “Lakeview’ Circle” so everyone is encouraged to attend.Tickets may be purchased at the school office today and Wednesday or by calling 566-3510. By Secrets Revealed “Lakeview’s Circle,” an original musical, was written by student Taylor Montgomery and earned superior ratings at the Walter Trumbauer Theater Festival in Opelika.“Lakeview’s Circle” is eligible to compete at the state level in December at Troy University.Park said that “Lakeview’s Circle” tells the story of high school seniors overcoming stereotypes in order to complete an end of the year project that brings them closer together than ever before.Students who received superior ratings in individual and partner events at the Festival include Krishna Patel and Timea Neal, classical scene; Krishna Patel, classical monologue; Raquel Cole, comedic solo; Jocelyn Jointer, comedic solo; Raquel Cole and Jocelyn Jointer, comedic duet; Nelsey Leverette and Abigail Salmon, comedic duet; Quashanta Billups, dramatic monologue; Ethan Montgomery, comedic monologue; Laura Cain, comedic monologue, Stephen Cooper, playwriting; Ethan Montgomery and Stephen Cooper, comedic scene; All Star Cast, Ethan Montgomery and Amelia Steele; best supporting actor, Ryle Williamson; and Studio Show, “Lakeview’s Circle.”last_img read more

Man charged with domestic violence for allegedly attacking woman with pizza, police say

first_imgTrumbull County Sherrif’s Department(MASURY, Ohio) — A man in Ohio has been charged with domestic violence after allegedly attacking a woman with pizza, according to police.Kenneth Evans, 24, was arrested just before midnight Tuesday after police were called to a home in Masury — southeast of Cleveland — in reference to domestic violence, according to the police report filed by the Brookfield Township Police Department.When officers arrived at the home they observed tires in the street and could hear yelling from inside the residence, the report says. They could also see the alleged victim looking out from an upstairs window.No one answered when one of the officers knocked on the door, but they could “still hear yelling.”One of the officers then attempted to open the door, but Evans allegedly slammed it shut, police said. He then announced that he was a police officer and “pushed the door open.” Once inside, the officers saw Evans, who was “obviously intoxicated,” the report states.Although he was “screaming and belligerent,” he “immediately complied” with the officers’ commands after one pointed a stun gun at him and ordered him to sit down on the floor.However, “Evans was still screaming,” according to the report.The alleged victim told the responding officers that the incident began inside the car as she was driving him home, the report states. She said Evans was screaming at her and repeatedly pushed her head while she was driving.At one point, Evans hit the woman in the face with pizza, the woman told police. Later, he punched the dashboard repeatedly and kicked the door when exiting the car. Police said the woman suffered an “apparent minor injury.”Later, he tried to fight the neighbor, threw tires into the roadway and smashed a mailbox, according to the report. Inside, he flipped the coach and continued screaming and throwing things.Evans denied touching the victim, saying that the two were arguing, and he flipped the couch.“He was highly intoxicated and his mood was rapidly shifting,” the report states. “The house was completely trashed, with the coach upside down against the wall.”Evans was then taken into custody and “continued his belligerent behavior and mood swings” while being booked at the police department, according to the report.Evans was released from the Trumbull County Jail on Thursday afternoon. He is charged with assault and criminal damage or endangering.It is unclear what Evans’ relationship with the victim is.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more