First Mutual Holdings Limited (FMHL.zw) 2020 Circular

first_imgFirst Mutual Holdings Limited (FMHL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2020 circular For more information about First Mutual Holdings Limited (FMHL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Mutual Holdings Limited (FMHL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Mutual Holdings Limited (FMHL.zw)  2020 circular Company ProfileThe Group has more than a hundred years of serving Zimbabwe by provision of economic dignity though its strategic business units. We have diverse interests in life assurance, health insurance, short term insurance; short term re-insurance; long term re-insurance; wealth management, property sector, funeral services and microfinance housed under the following subsidiaries; First Mutual Life, First Mutual Health, NicozDiamond Insurance, First Mutual Reinsurance, FMRE Property & Casualty (Botswana), First Mutual Wealth Management, First Mutual Properties, First Mutual Funeral Services and First Mutual Microfinance. First Mutual Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange.last_img read more

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Over 50? I think these FTSE stocks could set you up for a comfortable retirement

first_imgOver 50? I think these FTSE stocks could set you up for a comfortable retirement 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Edward Sheldon, CFA | Monday, 13th July, 2020 | More on: BBOX SN 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Edward Sheldon owns shares in Tritax Big Box REIT and Smith & Nephew. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco and Tritax Big Box REIT and recommends the following options: long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon and short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon. 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 Image source: Getty Images Investing after 50 is all about balance. On the one hand, you want to grow your money in the period up to retirement. On the other, you don’t want to take huge risks. Your retirement is at stake.Here, I’ll highlight two FTSE stocks that I believe are well suited to investors who are 50 or older. These stocks offer the potential for both capital gains and dividends, yet are not too risky.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 low-risk play on the growth of online shoppingTo my mind, Tritax Big Box (LSE: BBOX) is the perfect kind of stock for investors in their 50s. It’s a FTSE 250 real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in large, sophisticated warehouses. These are let out to major retailers who use them to streamline their operations.In terms of growth, the company looks very well placed to benefit from the shift to online shopping. As the e-commerce industry continues to grow, retailers will need access to more warehouse space.The company also has defensive attributes, though. Tritax’s warehouses are let out to blue-chip customers such as Tesco and Amazon that operate predominantly in defensive sectors. This means there’s little risk of customers failing to pay their rents. Just recently, the company advised that it was expecting 97% of Q3 rents to be collected by August. This defensive focus means BBOX is a sleep-well-at-night type of stock.As a REIT, BBOX is required to pay out a large proportion of its income as dividends. This means that investors stand to pick up some healthy dividend payouts. Last year, the payout was 6.85p per share, which equates to a yield of 4.6% at the current share price.All in all, there’s a lot to like about Tritax Big Box. If you’re aged 50 or older and building a retirement portfolio, I think it’s a top choice. The FTSE 250 stock currently trades on a forward-looking P/E ratio of 21, which seems reasonable to me.A FTSE stock to benefit from ageing populationsAnother stock I believe is well suited to those who are 50 or older is Smith & Nephew (LSE: SN). It’s a FTSE 100 healthcare company that specialises in joint replacement systems (hip and knee implants), advanced wound management solutions, and surgical robotics.Smith & Nephew looks set to benefit from one of the most powerful trends on the planet today – the world’s ageing population. By 2030, it’s expected that there will be roughly 1.4bn people around the world aged 60 or older. That represents an increase of 55% on the number of over-60s worldwide back in 2015. This growth in the number of over-60s is almost certainly likely to drive demand for hip and knee implants upwards, meaning there’s plenty of potential for growth here.At the same time, the company has defensive qualities. This is illustrated by the fact that during the Global Financial Crisis of 2008/09, Smith & Nephew continued to grow its earnings and dividends. I’ll also point out that since 1937, it has paid dividends on its ordinary shares every single year.Smith & Nephew shares are a little out of favour right now because Covid-19 has slowed sales temporarily. But I see the recent share price weakness as an attractive buying opportunity. The stock currently trades on a forward-looking P/E ratio of 18.7 using next year’s earnings, which I think is good value. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFAlast_img read more

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My 2021 best stocks to buy list: 5 picks to make a passive income!

first_imgMy 2021 best stocks to buy list: 5 picks to make a passive income! Jabran Khan | Tuesday, 26th January, 2021 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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 have picked five of my best stocks to buy now to make a passive income for 2021 and beyond.How I choose my best stocks to buy nowDividend stocks are popular among investors who want to make a passive income. With the UK interest rate so low, picking up a savings account with a decent rate is tough just now. Dividend stocks on the other hand, can earn a yields of 3% and much higher. I always remind myself, though, that whenever the reward is higher, the risk involved is also higher.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…The first step I take is to remember investing (especially to make a passive income) is for the long term. The future is not something anyone can predict. With that in mind, I analyse the history of any firm I am researching to review dividend payouts, cash flow, and trading performance. The past isn’t always a reliable gauge in regards to the future performance but a positive history is a good start. I am trying to ensure that dividend payments are going to continue for years ahead if I invest my hard-earned money.For the best stocks to buy now, I personally look for a well-performing, cash-producing business in a defensive sector. Defensive sectors tend to be less likely to feel broader economic shocks and continue to perform as if the market was somewhat normal.Passive income opportunitiesMy first two picks, part of my best stocks to buy now list, are both fast-moving consumer goods firms (FMCG). These are smoking companies British American Tobacco and Imperial Brands. Despite the fact that the tobacco sector is out of favour with investors, BOTH of these firms offer yields over 7%, which is mightily impressive and tempting.Moving towards a sector providing more favourable products, my next pick is overlord of FMCG, Unilever. It is usually an expensive stock so any market disruptions can offer opportunities to pick up shares cheaper than usual. Unilever’s dividend yield is close to 3.5%, which is very enticing in the current low interest rate economy.The final two of my five picks of my best shares to buy now derive from the same sector. I believe soft drinks supplier Britvic and alcoholic beverage company Diageo are good opportunities to make a passive income. Britvic has an enticing yield of over 3.5% as well a history of good performance. Diageo offers a lower yield of close to 2.5% but I have picked it as it has a great dividend growth track record. For the past 20 years it has increased its dividend year on year which is as good as a record can get. I believe it is a great candidate to make a passive income for 2021 and beyond.Risk and rewardAs with any form of investing there are risks involved. Dividends can be cancelled, suspended, and payouts cut at any time. In addition to this, if a share price falls, investors may receive back less than they invested. Despite the risk involved, I believe the five stocks I have picked are some of the best shares to buy now to make a passive income for 2021 and beyond. 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. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free.center_img Enter Your Email Address Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Jabran Khan Jabran Khan has no position in any 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. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surgelast_img read more

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Third Test: Five things we learnt v New Zealand – Wales

LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS After the competitiveness of the first two Tests came a sobering defeat in the third Test in Dunedin, so what did Wales take from the encounter? A man apart: Liam Williams gained the respect of the New Zealand crowdWhen all around him were losing their heads, and track of Israel Dagg’s and Ben Smith’s running lines, Williams was the most effective Welsh defender with seven tackles made, none missed. But even above his defensive effort was and is his attitude. As the All Blacks ran in their sixth try, Williams looks genuinely gutted. He simply doesn’t give up. He’s like one of those characters at the end of a horror film who requires killing at least five times – even then he’d revive and manage to ankle tap you. This tour may not have panned out as Williams had planned, but he’ll almost certainly have an opportunity to make amends next summer, when he returns.Dagg is backIt was wonderful to see Israel Dagg once again shredding the test arena. His performance in the third test, as with his Super Rugby form, was glorious. Few full backs in the world are able to hit the line like Dagg and his fidgety running lines caused the Welsh defence enormous problems. So many problems in fact that he carried the ball 252 metres on his own – a staggering amount in test rugby.Untouchable: Israel Dagg had a sensational game for the All Black offensivelyWith the immaculate Ben Smith on his wing, both sliced through Wales’ 13 channel causing Wales to miss six tackles between Rhys Patchell and Hallam Amos alone. It was a superb individual performance made even more special by the fact that many thought his test career was way behind him. As Brad Pitt uttered in the film Snatch “Do you like Daggs?” Yes we do, Brad. Yes, we do.So what’s happens next?There are many possible reasons why this three test tour of New Zealand has been so underwhelming for Welsh rugby. Organising such a difficult schedule in a Rugby World Cup year, leading to player fatigue, being just one. But it would be myopic to blame Welsh rugby’s inability to beat New Zealand on the circumstances of the past 12 months. The downward spiral of Welsh success against the All Blacks is alarming and extends way beyond the past season. Of course, Wales haven’t beaten them for over sixty years, so why should we expect to beat them now? Nightmare: Wales saved the worst till last as they were beaten 46-6 in Dunedin A big step backwardsIt is painfully ironic that Wales should be blown away, by 46 -6, in the windless environs of the Forsyth Barr Stadium. A scoreline and performance which represented a serious step backwards from the opening two tests – where Wales were at least competitive for 50 minutes. It was a step backwards even beyond the last fortnight, back to the early 1990’s, when Wales were regularly pumped by 40 plus points. There were few positives. The Welsh lineout ran at 100% for the first time on this tour, with Sam Warburton and Taulupe Faletau winning plenty of clean ball from the tail. The ever lively Rhys Webb and resolute Liam Williams were the rare individual highlights. But that’s where the positives end.Tough day at the office: Alun Wyn Jones looks on as the floodgates openedWales completed just 65% of their tackles, as low as I can remember under Shaun Edwards. Despite one glorious scrum on the Welsh line, this aspect of the set piece was unreliable and regularly left Faletau reaching deep into the scrum like a vet birthing a calf – the ball often coming out even messier than the said calf. Just three line breaks meant that Wales were forced into making hard yards and limited them to just 239 yards carried – nowhere near enough to score the necessary five tries required to cope with the AB’s. This was definitely a game too far for the players and supporters alike.The defensive struggleWales completed just 65% of their tackles in the third test. Way below the 90% expected at test level. But the drop in percentage is to some degree understandable. Wales’ impressive defensive completions of the past eight seasons have largely come in the Six Nations where the running lines are more predictable, the passing is shorter and the game is narrower. That is not the case in New Zealand, as Wales have found out. You can’t simply set your feet against an All Black, brace your shoulders and absorb a massive impact.Tormenter: Beauden Barrett showed Wales a clean pair of heels for two triesIf you set your feet against triple threat players, who can step, pass and kick, you’ll get burned. It happened regularly in the third test with Israel Dagg and Ben Smith gliding around the Welsh twelve and thirteen channel – Israel Dagg carried the ball further than the entire Welsh team. Even the almost impenetrable Jonathan Davies struggled – missing five tackles for the second week in a row. Much has been made of Wales’ need to reform their attack against the All Blacks’ but the defensive shift is equally as urgent.Liam Williams. Awesome, again.Even amongst a hugely disappointing Welsh performance, Liam Williams didn’t disappoint. Steve Hansen said of the Welsh team that many of them appeared to all ready be on the plane home during the game in Dunedin, Williams wasn’t, and he left his mark on the grass as he has done on all three kiwi pitches. With little opportunity to impressive going forward, he made every opportunity to impressive when going backwards with as fine a defensive performance as you’ll see from a wing. Lagging behind: Try as they might, Wales just can’t seem to close the gap on New ZealandWell, ‘now’ is very different to the amateur days, where the Kiwis were ‘less amateur’ than Wales, shall we say. That is not the case presently. This is a level playing field and Wales is a fully professional, fully funded tier one rugby nation, which has over the last decade been unable to consistently compete with New Zealand. We’re not even talking about beating the All Blacks, we’re talking about merely competing with them and being within one score in the last ten minutes of the game. This wasn’t even a full strength All Blacks, this was the AB’s very much in rebuild mode. Something has to change, it’s obvious for all to see. read more

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House in Sakai / SAI Architectural Design Office

first_imgPhotographs:  Satoshi Saito Projects Houses Year:  SAI Architectural Design Office Satoshi Saito Save this picture!© Satoshi Saito+ 21Curated by Paula Pintos Share Design Team:Ippei YasueStructural Design:Ippei YasueEngineering:Ikesyo CorporationCity:SakaiCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Satoshi SaitoRecommended ProductsPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesPartitionsSky-FrameGlass Balustrade System – LitefrontDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. This is a plan for a wooden house in a residential area designated as a fire prevention area in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture. By providing a fire wall on the outer periphery and a floor rotated 45 degrees relative to the wall. Produced. The opening facing the firewall is outside the fire protection regulations and can be freely opened using wooden fittings. The mouth was secured. The firewall can also be used as a structural wall, providing a 360-degree free opening,Save this picture!© Satoshi SaitoWe planned to be open to the outside. The four exteriors are light wells using diffuse light, even in the enclosed site; you can always capture soft natural light inside. Also lighting. By using indirect lighting attached outside as the main lighting, light from four outsides can be seen throughout the day. It was a house to capture. Also, the 1st floor is an open space that can be used as an office. The internal space was connected together and opened around. When you open the joinery, the inside and outside mix, Of course, light, wind, etc. are taken into the house, and 1F can be assimilated with the surroundings. ConverselySave this picture!© Satoshi SaitoSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!Fifth floor planSave this picture!© Satoshi Saito2F creates a space where you can live openly while being protected as a private space. It was. Responding to various lifestyles of residents by creating two spaces with different personalities. I planned to do itSave this picture!© Satoshi SaitoProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Roof House / Looklen ArchitectsSelected ProjectsChangqi Stadium Bamboo Corridor / Atelier cnSSelected Projects Share “COPY” Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931414/house-in-sakai-sai-architectural-design-office Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931414/house-in-sakai-sai-architectural-design-office Clipboard CopyHouses•Sakai, Japancenter_img Landscape: 2016 Designers: SAI Architectural Design Office Area Area of this architecture project Area:  71 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project House in Sakai / SAI Architectural Design Office Photographs CopyAbout this officeSAI Architectural Design OfficeOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSakaiOn FacebookJapanPublished on January 09, 2020Cite: “House in Sakai / SAI Architectural Design Office” 08 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily Lead Architect: House in Sakai / SAI Architectural Design OfficeSave this projectSaveHouse in Sakai / SAI Architectural Design Office “COPY”last_img read more

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Police Union Claims Two Officers Wrongly Accused

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena A union representing police officers and corporals hired by the City of Pasadena has released a statement that said two of its members have been wrongly accuse of hiding exculpatory evidence and should be cleared of any wrongdoing.In their statement released late Wednesday, the Pasadena Police Officers Association said Pasadena police officers Kevin Okamoto and William Broghamer should be cleared of any wrongdoing because prosecutors have admitted to misplacing evidence, the Pasadena Sun reported.“Although Detective Broghamer testified that the evidence in question had in fact been presented to Deputy District Attorney Paul Kim back in 2009, DA Paul Kim stipulated during the hearing that he had not received the missing discovery items from the Pasadena detectives,” according to the union’s statement.Okamoto and Broghamer reportedly hid three audio tapes in a murder case involving defendants Jerrell Sanford and Michael Grigsby. The two are accused of killing Shawn Baptiste in 2007, the Pasadena Star-News reported.A declaration from Deputy District Attorney Peter Cagney stated that the evidence was placed in a box that was improperly inventoried by another prosecutor during a hurried evacuation of flood-damaged office space, the Pasadena Sun reported.In moving to a downtown Los Angeles office a week later, Kim retrieved two boxes identified as evidence in the Grigsby and Sanford case but not a third box that contained the envelope “because it was not labeled in any fashion that indicated it contained his case materials,” Cagney wrote in his declaration.Pasadena police spokeswoman Lt. Tracey Ibarra told the Pasadena Sun that the investigation into cases handled by Okamoto, who is on paid administrative leave, and Broghamer, who was reassigned to a non-investigative unit, remains ongoing. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Herbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Community Newscenter_img Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week latest #1 Police Union Claims Two Officers Wrongly Accused Published on Friday, May 24, 2013 | 5:12 pm Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News More Cool Stufflast_img read more

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Significant drugs find near Malin town

first_img Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Twitter Google+ Facebook Previous articleCousin of murder accused said he admitted being involved in deathNext articleSuperintendent confirms Malin drugs find is “substantial” News Highland WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest By News Highland – October 10, 2012 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North center_img Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Significant drugs find near Malin town Google+ Gardai have uncovered what’s being described as a ‘large scale’ drug cultivation factory on the outskirts of Malin Town this morning.Gardai are still at the scene and are assessing the scale of the discovery, which one senior officer has indicated is highly significant.To people, believed to be foreign nationals, have been arrested at the scene, and are being detained at Buncrana Garda Station. 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry last_img read more

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‘2 Years Passed; Remote Possibility Of Recovery Of Electronic Evidence’ : SC Says Closing Probe Into ‘Larger Conspiracy’ Against Ex-CJI Gogoi [Read Order]

first_imgTop Stories’2 Years Passed; Remote Possibility Of Recovery Of Electronic Evidence’ : SC Says Closing Probe Into ‘Larger Conspiracy’ Against Ex-CJI Gogoi [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK18 Feb 2021 6:53 AMShare This – x’No useful purpose will be served by continuing these proceedings’, the bench observed closing the case.The Supreme Court cited the remote possibility of recovery of electronic evidence on account of the passage of two years as a reason to close the suo moto case initiated in April 2019 to probe into the “larger conspiracy” behind the sexual harassment allegations levelled against the then Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.”We are also of the view that two years having passed and the…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 cited the remote possibility of recovery of electronic evidence on account of the passage of two years as a reason to close the suo moto case initiated in April 2019 to probe into the “larger conspiracy” behind the sexual harassment allegations levelled against the then Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.”We are also of the view that two years having passed and the possibility of recovery of electronic records at this distance of time is remote”, observed a bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian on Thursday while closing the case.The suo moto case titled “In Re : Matter Of Great Public Importance Touching Upon The Independence Of Judiciary-Mentioned By Shri Tushar Mehta, Solicitor General of India” was initiated on April 25, 2019, after few media portals published the complaint of a former staff of the Supreme Court, who accused the then CJI Gogoi of sexually harassing her.  A bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra, RF Nariman and Deepak Gupta had then appointed an enquiry commission headed by former SC judge Justice AK Patnaik to examine the conspiracy angle, after Justice Gogoi said in the open court that the sexual harassment allegations were a plot to “deactivate the office of the CJI”. The Court had also directed the CBI, Intelligence Bureau and the Delhi Police to give necessary assistance to Justice Patnaik in his probe.The bench had also taken note of the affidavit filed by Advocate Utsav Bains claiming that he was approached by certain “fixers” and “plotters” to file complaint against Gogoi.Almost two years down the line, the top court has closed the proceedings after taking note of Justice Patnaik’s enquiry report which opined that “it is not possible to find corroborative material qua the allegations of Mr. Utsav Singh Bains made in the affidavit”.The order passed by Justice Kaul-led bench further observed that the report of Justice Patnaik – which has not been made available in public domain – acknowledged that the “existence of a conspiracy cannot be completely ruled out”.The order also notes that Justice A.K. Patnaik has not been able to obtain various records including electronic records of Whatsapp, Telegram etc.  The report also referred to letter of the Director of the Intelligence Bureau which stated on account of the then Chief Justice of India taking serious tough decisions like in the case relating to National Register of Citizens (NRC), there was strong reason to believe that persons who were unhappy with those decisions hatched a conspiracy against the then Chief Justice of India.The report also referred to certain tough administrative decisions taken to streamline theprocess in the Registry.The bench observed that since two years have passed, it was unlikely to obtain electronic evidence. Also, the mandate of the enquiry panel was limited.  Hence, the bench observed that “no useful purpose will be served by continuing these proceedings”.”We are also of the view that two years having passed and the possibility of recovery of electronic records at this distance of time is remote, especially since the scope of the enquiry and the power of the learned Judge is limited, no useful purpose will be served by continuing these proceedings”.BACKGROUND In 2019, in response to some media reports on sexual harassment allegations against the then CJI Ranjan Gogoi made by a former Supreme Court employee, a three-Judge Bench of Supreme Court comprising of the CJI, Justices Arun Mishra and Sanjiv Khanna had held a special sitting. The former CJI had noted that there was a bigger plot behind the allegations and, that the people who had instituted the same wanted to “deactivate the office of CJI” and therefore, the independence of the judiciary was under very serious threat. In April 2019, a Bench of Justices Arun Misra, RF Nariman and Deepak Gupta ordered that the former Supreme Court Judge, Justice AK Patnaik, would hold an inquiry regarding the alleged conspiracy by fixers and disgruntled employees against the former CJI. During the course of the proceedings, the Supreme Court also considered an affidavit filed by Advocate Utsav Bains claiming that he was offered Rs. 1.5 crores by ‘fixers’ to frame sexual harassment allegations against the then CJI Gogoi. In August 2019, the Supreme Court-appointed one-man panel comprising of Justice Patnaik, holding the inquiry into allegations of “larger conspiracy” to frame Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, completed its task and is likely to submit the report by mid-September 2019. However, till date, there has been no public information available pertaining to the report. In January 2020, the ex-Supreme Court staff who had made the allegations of sexual harassment by former CJI Ranjan Gogoi had been reinstated to services.Also Read : CJI Sexual Harassment Case : A TimelineCase DetailsCase :In Re : Matter Of Great Public Importance Touching Upon The Independence Of Judiciary-Mentioned By Shri Tushar Mehta, Solicitor General of IndiaCase No :Suo Moto Writ Petition(c) 1/2019Coram : Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, AS Bopanna and V RamasubramanianCitation : LL 2021 SC 95Click here to read/download the orderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Man arrested after threatening to blow up Spokane County Democrats office: Police

first_imgvmargineanu/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC News(SPOKANE, Wash.) — Police arrested a man in Spokane, Washington, Wednesday morning after he allegedly entered the county Democrats’ headquarters and threatened to blow it up.Authorities said the man entered the Teamsters building, located at Indiana and Division street, wearing a backpack with wires sticking out, saying he had a bomb.As a volunteer called 911 and those in the building evacuated, the suspect allegedly entered an office with an employee working and said he was going to blow it up, officials said.Police said they then surrounded the building and apprehended the suspect without incident as he exited the headquarters. The suspect was not wearing his backpack at that time, according to the Spokane Police Department.As officers entered the building, they noticed smoke coming out of an office. After making sure the building was evacuated, police called in the bomb squad, which determined the backpack was not explosive.Police said the man did start a fire inside the building, but no one was injured in the incident.“We are so relieved that no one was harmed in this reprehensible act of violence. Our primary concern is for the safety of our volunteers and the broader community of Spokane,” Washington State Democrats said in a statement Wednesday. “We urge every elected official and community leader to join us in condemning this apparently politically motivated act of violence. No one should have to fear for their life simply because they participate in our political process.”Police have not publicly identified the suspect or what he will be charged with at this time.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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US Aircraft Carrier Strike Group to Deploy

first_img View post tag: Group View post tag: Aircraft May 6, 2011 Share this article View post tag: US US Aircraft Carrier Strike Group to Deploy View post tag: Carrier View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today US Aircraft Carrier Strike Group to Deploy View post tag: DEPLOY View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group, which includes the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, will depart Naval Station Norfolk for its maid… By Hugh Lessig (dailypress)[mappress]Source: dailypress, May 6, 2011; View post tag: Strikelast_img read more

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