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Simon tries to charm Capital shareholders

first_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Simon tries to charm Capital shareholders SIMON Property will begin an international push to lure Capital Shopping Centres’ shareholders into accepting a takeover this week, after regulators imposed a 12 January deadline for a formal offer. Simon’s advisers on the deal – Citigroup, Lazard and Evercore – are set to meet with CSC shareholders in the UK and South Africa to convince them of the £3bn indicative offer’s value. Capital’s largest shareholders include Donald Gordon, the South African boss of former CSC parent Liberty International, as well as property funds based in South Africa and run by Investec, Sanlam and Coronation Asset Management. Large stakeholders in the UK include BlackRock and Legal & General, alongside Simon Property itself, which owns a 6.25 per cent stake. A number of analysts have said that large shareholders are unlikely to part with their stakes for cash because the exposure to the UK property market is more valuable. Several others, including Seymour Pierce and Evolution, have argued that Simon’s indicative offer of 425p per share must rise before investors will agree to sell. Simon is reported to be considering raising its bid to 435p a share, though the company yesterday played down talk of a sweetened offer.The Takeover Panel issued a “put up or shut up” notice on Friday amid concerns that Simon is attempting to frustrate CSC’s £1.6bn purchase of the Trafford Centre in Manchester. KCS-content whatsapp Show Comments ▼ center_img Sunday 19 December 2010 10:46 pm 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 PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical GeniusMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times Share Tags: NULL whatsapplast_img read more

Eveready East Africa Limited ( 2008 Abridged Report

first_imgEveready East Africa Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2008 abridged results.For more information about Eveready East Africa Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Eveready East Africa Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Eveready East Africa Limited (  2008 abridged results.Company ProfileEveready East Africa Limited manufactures and markets a range of portable power products in Kenya as well as exports products to countries in the East Africa sub-region. Its extensive product range includes dry cell and carbon zinc primary, alkaline and rechargeable batteries; flashlights and portable lanterns; automotive batteries, and CFL and incandescent bulbs sold under the Turbo brand name. Eveready East Africa has a division which supplies batteries and accessories for motor vehicles and trucks. A side division manufactures and sells a range of washing detergents, household bleaches, surface cleaners and fabric softeners under the Clorox and Everclean brands. Formerly known as Eveready East Africa Limited, the company changed its name to Eveready East Africa Plc in 2016. The company head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Eveready East Africa Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

The Airbnb stock flotation (IPO) is back on. Here’s what I’d do

first_imgThe Airbnb stock flotation (IPO) is back on. Here’s what I’d do Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Airbnb, the short-term home letting company, had planned a stock flotation (or initial public offering, IPO, as they call it in the US) earlier this year. That was put on hold by the Covid-19 pandemic, but it seems it’s back on the cards. With the S&P 500 hitting record highs this week, if it happens this year it could be the investing event of 2020.A flotation can seem like a great opportunity for investors to get in at the start of something big. Just think how well off you’d be if you’d held Microsoft or Apple stock from the start. Apple’s market cap just broke through £2tn this week. Or, here in the UK, ASOS or Boohoo.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…But when it comes to IPOs, investors tend to remember the winners and forget the flops. And we don’t have to look far for a recent flop. Its name is Aston Martin Lagonda. After flotation, the Aston Martin share price immediately headed south, and today those who bought on that fateful day are looking at a 97% loss. Aston Martin had previously gone bust seven times before its 2018 flotation. Perhaps there was a clue there.Even the ones that turn out good can get off to a rocky start. The Ocado share price has soared in the past couple of years. But prior to that, it had only gained around 50% in the 12 years since flotation. And for most of its first seven years, the share price was below flotation price. Still, Ocado has come good now, so that’s all that matters. Oh, hang on, the company is not actually in profit.The best of times?Trying to time the market is largely a waste of time, because it’s really not easy. But if we can’t always find the best time to buy, perhaps we can avoid some of the worst times? Companies come to market when stock prices are buoyant and they believe they can get the most money possible for the shares they’re offloading. The folks behind the planning have worked out, effectively, what they think is the best time to sell — which means the worst time to buy.Do you remember all those new flotations during the dotcom boom? The owners floating their companies back then chose a brilliant time to pocket the most cash they could for themselves — right at the peak of one of the maddest ever stock market bubbles. Most of those firms crashed and burned, and are long forgotten — except by those who bought the shares.Buy at the flotation?Anyway, what about Airbnb itself? In March this year, the company put its estimated valuation at around $26bn, which a lot of investors might think a bit rich. Since then, it has raised funds from investors that suggest a valuation more like $18bn. The pandemic has hit, the company has suffered and been forced to shed jobs, so a lower valuation makes sense now.But will the slimmed Airbnb be worth $18bn at IPO? Or whatever it prices itself at? I can’t tell, but I know I wouldn’t buy. Not at IPO, not in a market at an all-time high. 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. 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Resoluciones sobre combustibles fósiles y un comité de asesoría climática…

first_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA General Convention 2015 Rector Smithfield, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Tags An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Resoluciones sobre combustibles fósiles y un comité de asesoría climática pasan a la Cámara de Diputados Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Bath, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Hopkinsville, KY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME De la redacción de ENS Posted Jul 1, 2015 Featured Events Rector Albany, NY Rector Belleville, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA General Convention, Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI [Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] La Cámara de Obispos aprobó dos resoluciones el 28 y el 29 de junio sobre la inversión ambientalmente responsable y la creación de un comité asesor sobre el cambio climático. Las resoluciones ahora han pasado a la Cámara de Diputados para su aprobación.Los obispos aprobaron la Resolución C045, que pide que el Comité de Inversiones del Consejo Ejecutivo, el Fondo de Dotaciones de la Iglesia y la Fundación de la Iglesia Episcopal “desinviertan de las compañías de combustibles fósiles y reinviertan en energía renovable y limpia de una manera fiscalmente responsable”.La versión enmendada de la C045, una de las cuatro resoluciones que piden desinversión en los combustibles fósiles, fue aprobada en la cámara de viva voz luego de que una enmienda excluyera al Fondo de Pensiones de la Iglesia de la resolución.Gene Robinson, obispo jubilado de Nuevo Hampshire, y síndico saliente del Fondo de Pensiones de la Iglesia, propuso la enmienda que excluía al Fondo de Pensiones de la Iglesia de la resolución.“La Iglesia y el fondo de pensiones son dos entidades separadas, y tienen diferentes misiones”, dijo él, añadiendo que la misión de la Iglesia es “amar a Dios y hacer bien en el mundo”.La misión del fondo es “proporcionar y garantizar todas las pensiones prometidas a nuestro clero y empleados laicos”, dijo Robinson.El fondo de pensiones es una entidad corporativa regida por la ley del estado de Nueva York, explicó Robinson. “No nos está permitido apartarnos de nuestra responsabilidad fiduciaria. Si la resolución es aprobada tal como está escrita… el fondo de pensiones tendría que decir que no… No es tan simple como puede pude parecer”. “El citó un problema parecido que había experimentado la Iglesia Unida de Cristo.Un gran número de activos en carpetas de valores están combinados, explicó él. “Uno no puede sencillamente extraer uno o dos o cinco de allí. Uno tendría que abandonar ese fondo”. En algunos casos, el Fondo de Pensiones de la Iglesia se empeñó durante décadas por entrar en esos fondos; una vez que usted se va, no puede volver, dijo él. “Eso resultaría enormemente costoso para nosotros”.Al menos otros cuatro obispos testificaron a favor de la enmienda para sacar al fondo de pensiones de la resolución, todos ellos citando el deber fiduciario.Paul E. Lambert, obispo sufragáneo de Dallas, advirtió de las consecuencias imprevistas de incluir el fondo de pensiones, que podría afectar las pensiones de clérigos más jóvenes y a los que trabajan en congregaciones más pequeñas.Otros, como el obispo Scott Barker, de Nebraska, cuya diócesis presentó una de las cuatro resoluciones de desinversión, se opuso a la enmienda, diciendo: “El dinero es poder”.La Iglesia Episcopal tiene activos financieros que ascienden a miles de millones de dólares; más de $380 millones en fondos fiduciarios; $9.000 millones en fondos de jubilación del clero y otros $4.000 millones entre parroquias y diócesis. “Es de suma importancia que la Iglesia se esfuerce en sentar una pauta con su dinero, al invertir de un modo socialmente responsable”, según un informe sobre inversión corporativa responsable presentado a la Convención General por el Comité de Inversiones del Consejo Ejecutivo.El Grupo de Pensiones de la Iglesia, que incluye el Fondo de Pensiones de la Iglesia, es una agencia independiente de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera (DFMS) y sus políticas no están sujetas a las resoluciones de la Convención General. La Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS) es el nombre con el cual la Iglesia Episcopal está incorporada, funciona empresarialmente y lleva a cabo la misión.Luego de la audiencia del 25 de junio del Comité de Mayordomía Ambiental y Cuidado de la Creación, T. Dennis Sullivan, presidente jubilado del Fondo de Pensiones de la Iglesia y miembro del Consejo Ejecutivo, dijo que él no creía que hubiera discrepancia entre si existe o no una necesidad de abordar el cambio climático, sino más bien si la desinversión es la estrategia correcta.“Creo, cuando consideramos la desinversión, que es cuestión de juzgar si la desinversión va a promover los objetivos que todos compartimos”, dijo Sullivan a Episcopal News Service. “Y aquí es donde creo que puede tener lugar la discrepancia. Yo argüiría que la desinversión no sólo es probable que resulte ineficaz por una variedad de razones, sino también contraproducente con el objetivo más amplio de mejorar el medio ambiente”.Matt Gobush, visitante de la Diócesis de Dallas y ex presidente del Comité Permanente sobre Paz y Justicia Internacionales, vino a la Convención para testificar sobre ambas resoluciones a favor de crear un comité asesor que pudiera facultar a individuos, congregaciones y diócesis para hacer cambios todos los días a fin de reducir las huellas de carbono.“(La desinversión) resultaría muy costosa para la Iglesia y tendría muy poco impacto”, dijo Gobush, que es asesor principal de promoción integrada y asuntos públicos y gubernamentales en ExxonMobil, durante una entrevista el 28 de junio con ENS. “Hay medios más efectivos de que la Iglesia pueda hacer eso. Ahora bien, yo estoy hablando como episcopal y como individuo sobre lo que puedo hacer personalmente para reducir mi huella de carbón que en definitiva es más efectivo que la desinversión.“Y finalmente la desinversión es divisiva… quiere decir esencialmente que no queremos volver a hablar contigo. Ya no queremos ser accionistas, ya no queremos usar nuestra influencia como Iglesia para dar a conocer nuestros puntos de vista dentro de las salas de juntas corporativas”.La campaña global para desinvertir de [las compañías] de combustibles fósiles ha ganado impulso y ha llegado a ser el tema más discutido acerca de desinversión desde el apartheid de Sudáfrica. Desmond Tutu, arzobispo emérito de Ciudad del Cabo, que luchó contra el apartheid en Sudáfrica, es una de las voces más fuertes en el movimiento a favor de la desinversión de los combustibles fósiles.Un puñado de diócesis de la Iglesia Episcopal ha aprobado resoluciones a favor de desinvertir, entre ellas Massachusetts Occidental, Massachusetts y Newark. GreenFaith, una organización ambientalista interreligiosa afincada en la Diócesis de Newark, y otras organizaciones han pedido la desinversión de los combustibles fósiles.“Podrían sorprenderse de ver una resolución de desinversión y de reinversión de Nebraska”, dijo la Rda. Betsy Bennett, diputada de la Diócesis de Nebraska. “Esta primavera y el principio del verano han traído niveles de lluvia en Nebraska que han roto récords y muchas zonas se han inundado al menos una vez este año. La pequeña iglesia parroquial de DeWitt, Nebraska, tenía más de un metro de agua en el sótano en esta primavera y todavía se está secando.“La prosperidad de Nebraska depende de la agricultura. La agricultura depende de la estabilidad del clima. No se sorprendan de nuestra preocupación. Sabemos que algo no anda bien. Sabemos que nuestro modo de vida está amenazado, que nuestras granjas y ranchos y, Dios tenga misericordia de nosotros, las vidas de nuestros hijos y nietos están amenazadas. A la mayoría de nosotros nos gustaría poder usar energía limpia. Ayúdennos a elegir la vida. Desinviertan y reinviertan”.Durante dos años, los episcopales a favor de la desinversión han estado trabajando para facilitar conversaciones que condujeran a la presentación de resoluciones en la Convención General, dijo la Rda. Stephanie Johnson, que es miembro del Comité de Ciencia, Tecnología y Fe del Consejo Ejecutivo.“Nos reunimos con el Fondo de Pensiones de la Iglesia, nos reunimos con la Fundación de la Iglesia Episcopal, para decirles que queríamos promover la desinversión; quisimos ser francos con ellos, decirles en lo que estábamos trabajando y decirles que estábamos comprometidos con esto” dijo ella en una entrevista con ENS el 29 de junio.“Les oímos muchísimos argumentos, y ellos nos oyeron muchísimos a nosotros, y eso era parte de nuestra estrategia, tener muchísimas conversaciones. Y el Comité 16, este nuevo comité medioambiental, hizo un trabajo extraordinario de tomar cuatro resoluciones y juntarlas en una sola resolución sólida y razonada que le ofrece a la Iglesia una manera de avanzar en este y que le da una voz realmente profética”.Johnson encomió a la Cámara de Obispos por haber aprobado la resolución C045.“Estoy tan energizada por esto, esto es enorme”, dijo Johnson. “Quiero decir que esto es por lo que hemos esperado, y en cuanto a diócesis y congregaciones individuales, la resolución que se elaboró decía que los invitábamos a la conversación y a la reflexión. Esto no es un llamado a que ellos lo hagan, esto es una invitación a ellos, si quisieran participar en la desinversión”.En abril, la Iglesia de Inglaterra, citando “una responsabilidad moral para proteger a los pobres del mundo del impacto del calentamiento global” anunció que desinvertiría del petróleo de arenas bituminosas y del carbón termal, dos de los combustibles fósiles más contaminantes. [La Iglesia] no desinvirtió completamente de todas las compañías de petróleo y gas donde su participación corporativa ha tenido más éxito.La Iglesia Episcopal participa en promoción accionaria a través del Centro Interreligioso sobre Responsabilidad Corporativa.La Cámara de Obispos adoptó la Resolución A030, que en un principio pedía la creación de un equipo de trabajo, pero se modificó para pedir la creación de un comité asesor sobre el cambio climático con un representante de cada una de las nueve provincias de la Iglesia Episcopal. La resolución pide también que cada provincia cree un Grupo Consultivo Regional compuesto “de no menos de cinco expertos en áreas de sostenibilidad ambiental adecuadas a las específicas condiciones demográficas, ecológicas, culturales y geográficas de cada región”.El obispo S. Johnson Howard, de la Diócesis de la Florida, presentó una enmienda, con un agregado textual que estipulaba que los miembros del comité asesor representarían lo que él describió como “la diversidad de la opinión científica sobre el cambio climático y el calentamiento global” a fin de darle credibilidad a la labor del comité en el ámbito mundialDos obispos respondieron que ellos creían, con la comunidad científica decididamente a favor del cambio climático en este punto, poco creíble la diversidad que pudiera añadirse. La enmienda fue rechazada.Nick Knisely, obispo de Rhode Island, el promotor de la resolución, testificó durante una audiencia del Comité sobre Mayordomía Ambiental y Cuidado de la Creación, que la resolución no se proponía iniciar una discusión acerca de la existencia del cambio climático, sino más bien proporcionarle a la Iglesia los recursos para responder pastoralmente a personas que están afectadas por el cambio climático.— Lynette Wilson, redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service, y Tracy J. Sukraw y Sharon Sheridan, corresponsales en la Convención General, colaboraron en este reportaje. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Press Release Service Featured Jobs & Callslast_img read more

OCPS Transportation Department Job Fair

first_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Summer break is here but Orange County Public Schools is busy preparing for a new school year. The Transportation Department will be interviewing bus drivers and mechanics for the upcoming 2016-17 school year at the job fair. Interested candidates will have an opportunity to meet face-to-face with district administrators who will be conducting on-site interviews and extending offers of employment.OCPS offers:Employee health insurance availablePaid retirement benefitsPaid uniform programPaid vacationOrange County Public Schools is a drug-free workplace. Post-offer drug testing is mandatory.For a list of candidate qualification click here.WHEN:Tuesday, June 21, 2016 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.WHERE:Colonial High School6100 Oleander DriveOrlando, FL 32807 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Previous articleWorld Productivity DayNext articleOrange County Sheriff’s Office needs your help Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

New Report Takes Aim at the “food vs. fuel” Debate

first_img Facebook Twitter The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) says it is satisfied with a report finding that biofuels from crops do not harm fuel supplies. The report, Reconciling food security and bioenergy: priorities for action, was funded by the Energy Department, the World Bank and other groups, and recently published in the journal Global Change Biology Bioenergy. “This report should end the debate with those that continue to perpetuate the outdated and inaccurate ‘food versus fuel’ myth. There is clearly more than enough corn to feed and fuel the world,” says RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen.The expansion of ethanol production in the U.S. and Brazil occurring in tandem with a global price spike in food and commodities in 2007-2008 led many to argue that a causal relationship exists between biofuels expansion and food insecurity. The report, however, says there are problems with that claim.The researchers say that many studies attribute the food price spikes in 2008 primarily to other factors, such as oil prices, economic growth, currency exchange rates and trade policies. Speculation in food commodities also contributed to price spikes in 2008 and 2011, the researchers say, and correlations did not persist as global biofuel consumption continued to grow and cereal prices fell or showed distinct patterns over the last six years, driven by oil price, national agricultural policies and exchange rates.The report notes that while drought in the U.S. in 2012 caused some ethanol plants to reduce output or temporarily shut, due in part to the ethanol “supply cushion” and market flexibility, there was not a notable jump in commodity prices as the 2012-2013 crop was harvested, despite the drought affecting 80 percent of U.S. agricultural land.“These findings reflect what many in the academic community and biofuels sector have been saying for some time – there is no meaningful relationship between growth in biofuels production and food security or food prices,” says Dinneen. “U.S. farmers have produced the three largest corn crops in history in the last three years and global grain supplies are at record levels. More grain is available for food and feed use globally today than ever before. Further, one-third of every bushel of grain that enters the ethanol process is enhanced and returned to the feed market in the form of protein-rich distillers grains.”The report concludes that “bioenergy can contribute to improved food security through production systems designed to increase adaptability and resilience of human populations at risk and to reduce context-specific vulnerabilities that could limit access to local staples and required nutrients in times of crisis.” New Report Takes Aim at the “food vs. fuel” Debate Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleConservation Efforts Reducing Mississippi River Basin Runoff Hoosier Ag Today SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News New Report Takes Aim at the “food vs. fuel” Debate By Hoosier Ag Today – Jun 26, 2016 SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

TV presenter shot dead

first_img News June 2, 2021 Find out more AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says RSF_en News Organisation May 3, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News May 18, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV presenter shot dead Reporters Without Borders voiced shock at the murder today of Shaima Rezayee (photo), a former presenter with the privately-owned broadcast television station Tolo TV. Rezayee, who was shot dead in the head in the Kabul neighbourhood of Char Qala, is the first journalist to be killed in Afghanistan since the end of the war in 2001.”This horrible murder proves that press freedom still cannot be taken for granted in Afghanistan,” the organization said, reiterating its call to President Hamid Karzai for concrete measures in support of free expression.Reporters Without Borders also called for a thorough and independent investigation into Rezayee’s murder so that those responsible can be arrested and brought to trial.Until March, 24-year-old Rezayee presented a music programme on Tolo TV that was much criticized conservatives as anti-Islamic. On 13 March, the Council of Ulemas urged the government to put a stop to programmes deemed “immoral and anti-Islamic.”Rezayee was personally criticized by conservatives for her liberal behaviour on screen. Bowing to the pressure from the ulemas, Tolo TV fired her on the grounds that her personality did not meet the station’s requirements.Tolo TV has been the target of constant criticism from religious leaders, who have waged several campaigns for it to be banned. President Karzai’s cabinet threatened to withdraw the station’s licence in November 2004 for broadcasting “Islamically incorrect” programmes. Follow the news on Afghanistan RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan Reporters Without Borders is horrified by the murder today in Kabul of Shaima Rezayee, 24, a former Tolo TV presenter who was criticised by conservatives for her liberal behaviour on screen. The organization calls on the authorities to do everything possible to ensure that those responsible are caught. Receive email alerts Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” to go further News AfghanistanAsia – Pacific March 11, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more


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Facebook VP’s Challenge Against Delhi Assembly Summons : Committee On Peace & Harmony Intervenes; Supreme Court To Hear In January

first_imgTop StoriesFacebook VP’s Challenge Against Delhi Assembly Summons : Committee On Peace & Harmony Intervenes; Supreme Court To Hear In January Radhika Roy3 Dec 2020 12:36 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Thursday adjourned to January the plea filed by Vice-President of Facebook India Ajit Mohan challenging the summons issued to him by Delhi Assembly’s Committe on Peace and Harmony in connection with the February 2020 Delhi Riots. A Bench of Justices SK Kaul, Dinesh Maheshwari and Hrishikesh Roy presided over the matter and issued notice in an…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 Supreme Court on Thursday adjourned to January the plea filed by Vice-President of Facebook India Ajit Mohan challenging the summons issued to him by Delhi Assembly’s Committe on Peace and Harmony in connection with the February 2020 Delhi Riots. A Bench of Justices SK Kaul, Dinesh Maheshwari and Hrishikesh Roy presided over the matter and issued notice in an Intervention Application filed on behalf of the Committee which was represented by Senior Advocate Rajeev Dhavan. The Petitioner has been given two weeks to file a Reply to the Application, while the Applicant has been directed to file a written synopsis. In today’s hearing, Dhavan submitted to the Court that the issue revolved around the powers of the Committee. Senior Advocate Harish Salve, appearing on behalf of Mohan, concurred and stated that he had a lot to say about the Committee’s stand that it had separate powers as a jurisdictional entity. He informed the Bench that the Application could be allowed as these were all legal issues ultimately. Dhavan, along with Senior Advocate Dr. AM Singhvi, submitted that if the Petitioner felt that it was an issue of law, then the proceedings could continue, or otherwise the earliest date could be given. Salve then informed the Bench that a date for final hearing could be fixed and that he would take his instructions. Accordingly, the matter is now listed for the third week of January, on a regular day, except for 19th January, 2021. In September, Facebook India Vice President Ajit Mohan had moved the Supreme Court challenging the summons issued by the Delhi Assembly’s “Peace and Harmony” Committee, which is looking into Facebook’s alleged failure to track down hate-speech. Mohan had stated that this issue fell within the exclusive domain of the Union of India. The Assembly Panel on Peace and Harmony is looking into complaints on the “role or complicity of Facebook officials in the Delhi riots” that took place in February 2020. Mohan was issued two summonses on August 31, 2020 and the second, on September 18, 2020. On 23rd September, a Bench comprising of Justices SK Kaul, Aniruddha Bose and Krishna Murari issued the notice after hearing Senior Advocates Harish Salve (for Mohan), Mukul Rohatgi (for Facebook) Dr. AM Singvhi (for the Chairman of the panel, Raghav Chadha). The Bench also recorded the submission of Singhvi that the meeting scheduled for that had been deferred in view of the hearing and that there would be no further proceedings on the notice till the matter is finally disposed.In a Counter-Affidavit filed by the Delhi Legislative Assembly, the Supreme Court was informed that Ajit Mohan had merely been summoned by its “Peace and Harmony Committee” to give his expert deposition in its inquiry against the Company’s alleged failure to track down hate-speech. It was emphasized that its proceedings were not criminal or judicial in nature, and neither was Mr. Mohan an “accused” and therefore, he could not assert the right to remain silent.However, during the hearing on 15th October, Senior Advocate Harish Salve had asserted before the Court that Mohan would not appear before the Committee. Senior Advocate Dr. AM Singhvi, on the other hand, had submitted that no coercive action had been intended against Mohan in the fist place and the scope of the Panel was recommendatory in nature. Next Storylast_img read more

Republic’s National Ambulance service to provide support in North

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