Guinness Nigeria plc ( 2013 Annual Report

first_imgGuinness Nigeria plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Guinness Nigeria plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Guinness Nigeria plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Guinness Nigeria plc (  2013 annual report.Company ProfileGuinness Nigeria brews beer in Nigeria and packages and markets a range of international spirits, beers and ready-to-drink beverages. Well-known brands in its product range include Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Guinness Extra Smooth, Malta Guinness and Harp Lager Beer. Brands in its Spirits range include Smirnoff and Gordon’s; brands in it beer range include Guinness, Harp, Dubic and Satzenbrau; and brands in its ready-to-drink range include Orijin and Malta Guinness. Guinness Stout was first exported to Sierra Leone in 1827 and became very popular across West Africa. Ikeja in Lagos, Nigeria was chosen in 1963 as the first location outside the British Isles to brew the iconic dark beer. Riding on the back of steady growth in markets for Guinness Stout and Harp Lager, Guinness Nigeria Plc now has 5 brewing plants in the country. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Guinness Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Why I think now could be the time to buy BT

first_img The BT (LSE: BT.A) share price has been in freefall over the past few weeks. Following these declines, the stock is now trading at one of its lowest levels in recent history.As such, now could be an excellent time for investors to snap up a share in this national champion.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…BT shares on offer?In the past, I’ve regularly advised investors to stay away from BT stock.And the pressures I’ve cited before haven’t disappeared. The company is still struggling under a huge debt load, fighting with regulators, and struggling to keep up with the competition.However, after recent declines, it looks as if all of these pressures are now priced into the share price.At the time of writing, the stock is trading at a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of just 5.2. Meanwhile, the company’s dividend yield stands at 12.3%.While it is highly likely that the firm will have to slash this distribution as it elevates capital spending and debt repayments, even a 50% cut would leave the stock with a market-beating 6% dividend yield.Too cheap to pass up?Usually, companies trading at mid-single-digit P/Es have something fundamentally wrong with their business models. While BT does have its problems, the company remains the UK’s largest telecoms corporation. This isn’t going to change any time soon.Millions of customers pay the company every day to use its services. In many regions, BT is the only operator, so customers have no choice.That suggests that the company’s long-term earnings potential is nowhere near as bad as the market is implying. Indeed, even if the coronavirus outbreak leads to global economic collapse, there will still be tens of millions of calls made every day on BT’s networks.Therefore, the company looks exceptionally well placed to weather the current economic storm and come out the other side relatively unscathed.Upside potentialFor the past five years, the BT share price has commanded a valuation multiple of around 10 times earnings.This suggests that when market sentiment improves, the stock could be worth 90% more than current levels. This includes the 12.3% dividend yield, which suggests investors could be in line for a return of more than 100%.That being said, it’s impossible to say, at this stage, when market sentiment will recover. So, it could take some time for investors to earn this return.Nonetheless, BT shareholders can rest safe in the knowledge that the group’s millions of customers are all paying a monthly fee to get access to BT’s networks.These monthly subscriptions should continue to provide the business with enough cash flow to maintain its borrowing obligations and dividend for the foreseeable future. That should help BT avoid the worst-case scenario of bankruptcy. Some of the company’s peers may not be so lucky. Rupert Hargreaves | Friday, 13th March, 2020 | More on: BT-A 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Why I think now could be the time to buy BT Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares 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.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. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

first_imgAs the end of the season approaches the stakes grow higher for the teams competing in the Aviva Premiership and Guinness Pro12, so the match-winning heroes are all the more celebrated while the villains are for the high-jump. Back-handed complimentSaracens wing Dave Strettle is among the Saints this week for his astonishing, back-handed offload which created a try for Chris Wyles. Saracens were trailing 10-7 to Exeter Chiefs after 20 minutes when a big hit by Maro Itoje forced the ball loose and his second-row partner George Kruis snaffled it. Saracens set off out of their own half with Alex Goode and Wyles making ground then passing to Strettle, who went haring up the left. When Ian Whitten came flying across to make the cover tackle, Strettle off-loaded magnificently out of contact and out of the back of his hand to find Wyles and the centre sprinted in for the try. Tanks mate: Luke Cowan-Dickie (left) hugs “Tank” Waldrom. (Photo: Action Images)Top TankThomas Waldrom helped Exeter Chiefs to one of the most crucial wins in their history by scoring two tries against Saracens. Both were from close range after a series of drives by the pack but the second one was particularly clever as Waldrom touched down at the base of the post – the one place it was totally impossible to defend with the mass of bodies on the line.Exeter’s 24-20 win put them in the top four and keeps alive the Chiefs’ hopes of reaching the Premiership play-offs for the first time.For Waldrom, the tries were his 15th and 16th touchdowns of the season, putting him four ahead of the next most prolific players from this Premiership campaign, Tom Arscott and Christian Wade, and just one behind the all-time record for a forward in a Premiership season, which was set many moons ago by Dominic Chapman of Richmond. The SaintsHometown heroesHats off to two of the Aviva Premiership’s greatest one-club men, Mark Cueto and Ugo Monye, who both played their last home matches for their teams before their impending retirements – and signed off in style.Monye made his Premiership debut for Harlequins in the 2002-03 season and after 12 campaigns in the top flight (and one in the Championship) now has 166 Premiership appearances and 52 tries to his name.He scored two of those tries on Friday night in a Man of the Match performance in defeat against Bath and in so doing, became Quins’ all-time top Premiership try-scorer.Cueto will finish his 14-season career at Sale next week as the entire Premiership’s leading try-scorer after he notched up try number 90 in the 34-28 win over Newcastle. That particular touchdown owed everything to the generosity of Sale’s other wing, Tom Brady, who passed outside to Cueto, when he had a clear run to the line himself. However after 218 Premiership appearances for the club, you have to say Cueto deserves everything he gets. Top man: Josh Matavesi with his Man of the Match award after the Ospreys’ win. (Photo: Inpho)Ospreys flyingJosh Matavesi was the Man of the Match as the Ospreys beat Glasgow Warriors 21-10 to go into the last week of the regular season in the Guinness Pro12 on top of the table and on a five-game winning streak.The centre had an outstanding game in defence as much as in attack, but some of his limelight was stolen by Ospreys scrum-half Rhys Webb who scored a fine individual try.The Ospreys were 11-3 up after 58 minutes when a lineout move from the training ground sent Webb through a gap and down the right flank, then he chipped deftly over Glasgow wing Niko Matawalu, re-gathered the ball and touched down for his 17th try of the season, which Dan Biggar converted for an 18-3 lead.The Ospreys are still not assured of a home semi-final in the Pro12 as just one point separates the top four clubs but they are in the best position going into the final round next Saturday. Tiger show their teethLeicester’s team deserve a pat on the back for the way they dug in after Seremaia Bai was sent off in the first half, and battled to a 26-21 victory at Wasps – a win which takes them up into third spot and raises their hopes of avoiding becoming the first Tigers side in ten years to fail to reach the Premiership play-offs.Niall Morris, Niki Goneva and Adam Thompstone scored Leicester’s three tries but it was an all-round team effort which earned the precious four points. Ouch: Matt Kvesic sends Tomas O’Leary plunging to the ground. (Photo: Getty Images)The SinnersForwards marchedTwo Aviva Premiership forwards received their marching orders in this weekend’s matches, plus one from the Guinness Pro12, as Leicester’s Seremaia Bai, Gloucester’s Matt Kvesic and Ulster’s Iain Henderson were all shown red cards for illegal and potentially dangerous play.Bai flew into a ruck off his feet late in the first half and clattered head first into the exposed head of Wasps’ No 8 Nathan Hughes. At first referee Wayne Barnes showed Bai a yellow card but upgraded it to red after looking at the replays.Henderson’s offence was similar, although his forearm seemed to make contact with Ronan O’Mahony’s head just before his own head followed in, but referee Nigel Owens sent him for an early bath.Kvesic was sent off for a tip tackle on Tomas O’Leary in the 23rd minute of Gloucester’s clash with London Irish. The openside picked up the scrum-half – who didn’t even have the ball – and dumped him on the back of his neck, causing an injury which ended O’Leary’s participation in the game. Kvesic will be the third Gloucester player to be up before the beak in two weeks, after Bill Meakes and Ross Moriarty both got two-week bans last week. Closing in: Matt Jess (right) gets ready to tackle Ashton. (Photo: Action Images)Great saveExeter wing Matt Jess also played a key role in their win, but in defence rather than attack. In the dying seconds of the match, Saracens attacked from their own half, seeking a winning try. Dave Strettle was brought down by Henry Slade but Neil de Kock still got the ball to Chris Ashton, who was steaming into the 22 on a diagonal run. The former England wing looked set to score, but Jess chased back and just grabbed his left ankle, bringing him down and saving the day for Exeter. Mr Cool: Paddy Jackson kicks the vital conversion, but what is Paul O’Connell shouting? (Photo: Inpho)Paddy powerAnother kicking hero was being anointed over in Ulster as Paddy Jackson landed a conversion from the touchline with the last kick of the game to give Ulster a 23-23 draw with Munster and enable them to stay in the hunt for a home semi-final in the Guinness Pro12.Jackson’s long pass helped create the decisive try for Paul Marshall, as Ulster trailed 23-16 with the 80 minutes up, and the fly-half then put the conversion on target from wide on the left. As no away team has ever won a Pro12 semi, it could be a priceless kick from the excellent Ulsterman. Far from coolOne Harlequins staff member should be thanking their lucky stars Marland Yarde came out of Saturday’s match in one piece as their concern for their own safety meant they failed to stop the wing taking a major tumble. The man was sitting on an ice box close to the tunnel – presumably ready to take drinks on – and, when he saw Yarde back-pedalling towards him trying to catch a high ball, he decided to remove himself from the danger zone, but didn’t attempt to take the ice-box with him. Poor Yarde clattered into it and fell over backwards. TAGS: Leicester TigersOspreys Champion qualityWell done to Bristol and Worcester Warriors, who both negotiated somewhat nervy Greene King IPA Championship play-off semi-finals and will play one another in the two-legged final on 20 and 27 May. Whichever of the two wins the single promotion spot to the Aviva Premiership, they will certainly be better prepared than poor London Welsh were after their surprise play-off victory last year. Bristol and Worcester both have players of international quality in their squads and should cope much better with the step up.Final countdown: Bristol boss Andy Robinson celebrates with Olly Robinson. (Photo: Getty Images) Ford focusedGeorge Ford secured a crucial win for Bath at Harlequins with a 75th minute penalty which took the visitors from 26-24 down to 27-26 up and enabled them to make certain of a Premiership semi-final spot – and a home one, at that – for the first time in five years.The lead had already changed hands half a dozen times in a ding-dong battle and the final penalty had to be taken from 15 metres in from the left, not far inside the 10m line, but Ford landed the tricky kick as coolly as you like and sent the travelling fans into raptures. Flying highCongratulations to the RAF rugby team who became the Inter-Services Champions for the first time since 1994, thanks to the Army’s 36-18 win over the Navy in the Babcock Trophy match at Twickenham on Saturday.The RAF had already beaten the Army 33-29 at Aldershot last month and drawn 32-32 with the Navy, so their squad were on hand to watch the last of the matches at Twickenham and collected the coveted Inter-Services Cup at the end. Better together: Mark Cueto (left) crosses the line with Tom Brady. (Photo: Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Not a top-knotHe may be a ridiculously talented, superbly athletic 18-year-old, who has scored 18 tries for the New Zealand Sevens team in this season’s HSBC Sevens World Series, but even Rieko Ioane can’t get away with this top-knot. Make an appointment at the Salon of Shame, Rieko.Hair-raising: Rieko Ioane (left) and his top-knot at the Glasgow Sevens. (Photo: Getty Images)last_img read more

Brumbies vs Waratahs – Super Rugby Round 11

first_imgTuesday May 8, 2012 Brumbies vs Waratahs – Super Rugby Round 11 Highlights of the Brumbies vs the Waratahs in CanberraADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Super Rugby 2012 Highlights Related Articles 465 WEEKS AGO Bulls vs Lions Highlights – Super Rugby Round… 465 WEEKS AGO Sharks vs Cheetahs – Super Rugby Round 18… 465 WEEKS AGO Stormers vs Rebels Highlights – Super Rugby… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

The blame game

first_imgOf the two big-business political parties in the United States, the Democrats for more than half a century have been seen as the more “liberal,” the Republicans as more reactionary. But when it comes to their attitude toward People’s China, they both drip hostility.The Biden administration is extending what Trump did to whip up anti-China sentiment, not with vile hate speech but with an anti-China foreign policy. Biden has now imposed sanctions on 24 Chinese officials, accusing them of “coercion and aggression” in relation to Hong Kong, which Washington seems to regard as part of its own territory.With all this anti-China activity going on at the highest level, is it any wonder that it would spill over into anti-Asian violence inside the U.S.? That’s what has happened in a confluence of anti-woman and anti-Asian attacks in recent weeks.The group Stop AAPI Hate has tracked nearly 3,800 incidents of hate, discrimination or attacks on Asians in the U.S. from March 2020 through February of this year. That figure is now rising sharply. In Atlanta, Ga., six of the eight people killed in a recent shooting spree were Asian women working in massage parlors. China is being blamed for the pandemic, since the virus appears to have first jumped from animals to humans there. What is not being mentioned is that China has done an incredible job in defeating the virus and protecting its huge population.The website Coronavirus Update reports that as of March 21, China had experienced 90,099 cases and 4,636 deaths, with a population just over 1.4 billion. By contrast, the U.S. had 30,521,529 cases and 555,300 deaths with an official 332,339,717 population. To put it another way, with a population of more than four times that of the U.S., China has experienced less than 1/100 or 1% of the U.S. deaths from COVID-19. This enormous difference says so much about these two competing systems — one based on capitalist private property, the other on social ownership of the means of production. In China, health care is a human right; here, it is a necessity we must continually fight and pay for. Now is the time, more than ever, to show solidarity with our Asian sisters, brothers and siblings who are under attack. They are the targets of not only hateful individuals, but of a system that values wealth and property over human lives. This profit system needs to create scapegoats for the misery it causes. Working-class solidarity is the only real antidote to the hatred spawned by this dog-eat-dog system.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

First prison sentence for a cartoonist since penal code was amended

first_img June 11, 2021 Find out more June 9, 2021 Find out more May 26, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 First prison sentence for a cartoonist since penal code was amended Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 IranMiddle East – North Africa News RSF_en Follow the news on Iran News Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img News Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election News Reporters Without Borders today protested against the suspended sentenced of six months in prison passed on 20 May by an Algiers court on Ali Dilem, a cartoonist with the daily Liberté, for a cartoon of army chief of staff Gen. Mohamed Lamari published on 15 January 2002.The court also fined Dilem 20,000 dinars (about 240 euros), and imposed fines of 40,000 dinars (about 480 euros) on Liberté editor Abrous Outoudert and 300,000 dinars (about 3,600 euros) on the newspaper itself.”This is the first prison sentence ever passed on a cartoonist, and it has been imposed as a result of the May 2001 amendment of the criminal code, which was dubbed the ‘Dilem amendment’,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said. “It clearly shows the authorities want to intimidate journalists who display any kind of impertinence, and it poses a threat to the freedom of expression which quite a few Algerian publications have adopted,” Ménard addedOn 31 December 2002, Dilem was sentenced by an Algiers court to a fine of 20,000 dinars (about 240 euros) for a cartoon of the assassination of President Boudiaf, which had appeared on 16 January 2002. The newspaper was fined 10,000 dinars (about 120 euros). As a result of another defence ministry complaint, Dilem is also awaiting prosecution for a cartoon on a telethon that appeared on 29 November 2001.Article 144b of the criminal code establishes prison terms of two to 12 months and heavy fines for any “attack on the president of the republic involving abuse, insult or defamation.” The same penalties apply when the offences are committed against “the parliament or either of its two chambers or the ANP (the army).” IranMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information Organisation Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists March 18, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Section 138 NI Act : Supreme Court Seeks Centre’s Views On Creation Of Additional Courts For Cheque Dishonour Case

first_imgTop StoriesSection 138 NI Act : Supreme Court Seeks Centre’s Views On Creation Of Additional Courts For Cheque Dishonour Case LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK25 Feb 2021 1:30 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Thursday sought the views of the Central Government on the creation of additional courts for the trial of cheque dishonour cases under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.A bench comprising Chief Justice of India S A Bobde, Justices L Nageswara Rao and S Ravindra Bhat asked the Additional Solicitor General Vikramjit Banerjee if the Union of India was…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 sought the views of the Central Government on the creation of additional courts for the trial of cheque dishonour cases under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.A bench comprising Chief Justice of India S A Bobde, Justices L Nageswara Rao and S Ravindra Bhat asked the Additional Solicitor General Vikramjit Banerjee if the Union of India was willing to create additional courts for Section 138 NI Act cases, using powers under Article 247 of the Constitution.Article 247 of the Constitution speaks of the power of the Parliament to provide for the establishment of certain additional courts in respect of matters under the Union List.Article 247 reads as follows :”Notwithstanding anything in this Chapter, Parliament may by law provide for the establishment of any additional courts for the better administration of laws made by Parliament or of any existing laws with respect to a matter enumerated in the Union List”The bench also sought to know if the power under Article 247 is coupled with a duty. The bench said that there are observations in some judgments that the legislature is duty-bound to conduct a “judicial impact assessment” before creating a new offence.  Since the offence relating to cheque dishonour was created by a Union legislation, the bench sought to know if Union has an obligation to establish additional courts to deal with cases arising out of Section 138.ASG Banerjee submitted that he will file a response to the bench’s query.The bench also observed that even if additional courts are created, there was still a need to streamline the trial procedure.The bench was considering the suo moto case taken by it to lay down guidelines for expediting trial of Section 138 NI Act cases (In Re Expeditious Trial of Cases Under Section 138 of the N.I Act).Senior Advocate Sidharth Luthra, an amicus curiae appointed in the case, informed the bench about the suggestions made in the preliminary report prepared by him along with other amicus in the case Senior Advocate R Basant and Advocate K Parameshwar.The suggestions were summarized as follows :1. E-service of summons Luthra submitted that summons in private complaints are the last to be served. Many cheque bounce cases are stuck due to delay in service of summons. “There is a suggestion for a nodal agency for electronic service of summons. Nowadays everything is linked with Aadhaar. There is no reason why electronic service of summons should not be done”, Luthra submitted.2. Attachment of bank accountsIf the person against whom a warrant has been issued has absconded or has concealed himself such that the warrant cannot be executed, Magistrates could order attachment of the bank accounts of the Accused to the extent of the cheque amount by passing an order under Section 83, CrPC.3. Summary trialLuthra next submitted that there is lack of clarity as to whether the trial in Section 138 cases are to be done following the summary trial procedure or summons trial procedure.He pointed out that the provisions of the NI Act  Sections 143 and 145, envisage a summary trial. The Supreme Court also directed in the 2017 decision “Meters and Instruments Pvt Ltd v Kanchan Gupta’ that summary trial procedure must be adopted in cheque cases. However, practice directions by High Courts are necessary.4. Mandatory mediationMediation must be encouraged at every stage, right from post-cognizance stage.Cases pending at appellate or revisional stage must be send for mandatory mediation at least once.”If it can be resolved(through mediation), why not?”, Luthra said.5. Resolve the judicial confusion on Section 202 CrPCLuthra next spoke about the urgent need to settle the judicial confusion regarding the applicability of Section 202 of Cr. PC to cheque bounce cases. The Section mandates that the Magistrate shall postpone the issue of process against the Accused, if the Accused is residing in a place beyond its territorial jurisdiction, until an enquiry is made for the purpose of deciding whether there are sufficient grounds for proceeding.The SC in K S Joseph v. Philips Carbon Black, left this question open to be decided in an appropriate case. He submitted that trial in many cases numerous across the country are stayed on account of this confusion.6. Joint trial of multiple cheque bounces relating to same loan transactionLuthra submitted that Section 219 of the CrPC allows the joining of only three cases against an accused arising within one year. However, Section 220 CrPC allows the joint trial of offences arising out of the same transaction. The bench had an engaging discussion with Luthra on the provisions of Sections 218, 219 and 220 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. Luthra said that a “wholesome interpretation” of these provisions is necessary to provide for joint trial of multiple cheque cases.The bench then sought a written note from Luthra on this aspect and adjourned further hearing till March 3.It was on March 7 this year that the top court registered the suo moto case to devise methods for expeditious trial of Section 138 NI Act cases.”A matter which is supposed to be disposed of summarily by the trial court in six months, it took seven years for this case to be disposed of at the trial court level. A dispute of such nature has remained pending for 15 years in various courts, taking judicial time and space up till this Court”, the SC had observed then.In October last year, the amici curiae submitted the preliminary report. After that, the bench had sought the responses of all High Courts and State Governments to the preliminary report.The preliminary report submitted by amici curiae may be read here.Pre And Post-Summons Online Mediation, Summons Via SMS/WhatsApp, Disclosure Of Defence Before Trial [Read Amici Reports On Fast Disposal Of Cheque Cases   Next Storylast_img read more

Large losses of total ozone in Antarctica reveal seasonal ClOx/NOx interaction

first_imgRecent attempts1,2 to consolidate assessments of the effect of human activities on stratospheric ozone (O3) using one-dimensional models for 30° N have suggested that perturbations of total O3 will remain small for at least the next decade. Results from such models are often accepted by default as global estimates3. The inadequacy of this approach is here made evident by observations that the spring values of total O3 in Antarctica have now fallen considerably. The circulation in the lower stratosphere is apparently unchanged, and possible chemical causes must be considered. We suggest that the very low temperatures which prevail from midwinter until several weeks after the spring equinox make the Antarctic stratosphere uniquely sensitive to growth of inorganic chlorine, ClX, primarily by the effect of this growth on the NO2/NO ratio. This, with the height distribution of UV irradiation peculiar to the polar stratosphere, could account for the O3 losses observed.last_img read more

Adjunct-English Composition (Pool)

first_imgRequisition ID: req2826Job Title: Adjunct-English Composition (Pool)Department: EnglishLocation: Columbus CampusEmployment Type: Adjunct/Non-Credit InstructorEmployment Status: Adjunct/Non-Credit InstructorBargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining UnitFLSA Status: ExemptCompensation Type: ContractCompensation: $51.88 per contact hourSchedule: Hours vary depending upon course assignment; day,evening, or weekend hoursThe CollegeCommunity colleges are uniquely positioned to respond to workforceneeds and make higher education an affordable reality. There hasnever been a better time to join a two-year college, and there’s nobetter place to do it than at Columbus State. A laser focus onstudent success and a partnership mindset have established ColumbusState as a key talent provider in a thriving regional economy, anda premier community college that is changing the nation’s educationand workforce landscapes.With more than 46,000 students across two campuses, severalregional learning centers and online, Columbus State is thenation’s only institution recognized as an Achieving the Dream(ATD) college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution, and aparticipant in The Right Signals Initiative through the LuminaFoundation. The College is also a proud partner to over 40 highschools in the Central Ohio area to create pathways from highschool to college that encourage qualified young people to earndual credit – high school and college credit – while they are stillin high school.Columbus State employees benefit from an engaging, collaborative,and supportive culture that rewards innovation and vision. Ouradjunct faculty enjoy competitive compensation and professionaldevelopment opportunities. We are dedicated to ensuring that thediversity of Columbus State faculty and staff reflects that of ourstudents and region. We are proud to be a central part of acommunity that embraces differences and celebrates the manycultures, beliefs, and lifestyles that define Central Ohio. The Ideal CandidateColumbus State seeks to attract faculty who believe in thecommunity college mission; who are academically and culturallydiverse; who believe the student comes first, always; and who sharein our commitment to student success. The ideal candidate iscommitted to academic excellence, continuous improvement throughprofessional development, assessment, contributing to program andcourse development, and creating a collegial environment ofcivility, collaboration and open communication.There is a particular need for qualified adjuncts to teach duringthe day at central Ohio area high schools as a part of the ColumbusState College Credit Plus program and also at our Delaware campusand regional centers located in Dublin, Reynoldsburg andWesterville.Position SummaryThe Adjunct – English Composition position provides qualityinstruction and maintains a positive learning environment in theclassroom, with major emphasis placed on teaching, supporting andevaluating students. The Adjunct role provides instruction andmonitors teaching/learning effectiveness in courses assigned by theDepartment Chair, or other leadership members. The incumbent mustexhibit strong organizational skills and the ability to multitaskwhile engaging large groups of people with complicatedmaterial.Core Competencies RequiredProfessionalism, Managing Work, Continuous Improvement,Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Collaboration, Quality Focus,Communication, Guiding Interactions, Positive Approach, Planning& OrganizingEssential Job FunctionsIn conjunction with the English department’s policies, teachesassigned courses as scheduled and assumes primary responsibilityfor the delivery of the curriculum in the classroom, ensuring boththe rigor of the program and quality of instruction in order toachieve course outcomes. Employs appropriate teaching and learningstrategies and uses available instructional technology.Distributes and submits syllabi for all assigned sections inaccordance with department and College policies. Maintains studentattendance records and submits reports by specified deadlines.Conducts classes punctually and in accordance with the prescribedmeeting schedule.Creates a positive classroom atmosphere that encourages active andcollaborative learning, student effort, academic challenge, studentand faculty interaction and support for learners. Regularlycommunicates with students and is available either in person orelectronically. Encourages a sense of community among students forlearning both inside and outside the classroom.Employs appropriate assessment techniques to measure studentperformance in achieving course outcomes and objectives.Communicates course progress to students in a timely manner.Determines and submits student grades (electronic format) inaccordance with established College policies and procedures.Assists in the identification of students with academic or otherneeds and responds by utilizing an appropriate resource. Maintainsconfidentiality of student information in accordance with theFamily Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).Periodic meetings with the department, Lead Instructor, andChairperson relative to teaching duties, and professionaldevelopment.Other Duties and ResponsibilitiesAttend department meetings and trainings as required. Regular,predictable, and punctual attendance is required.Usual Physical RequirementsWhile performing duties of this job the employee: regularly standsand walks for extended periods of time, and occasionally sits;converses verbally with others in person and by telephone;regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data intocomputer; occasionally reaches with hands or arms, climbs orbalances and stoops, kneels, crouches or crawls; and frequentlyuses hand or fingers to touch. Vision demands include close,relatively detailed vision and distance vision. Employeeoccasionally lifts or exerts force of up to 10 pounds.Working ConditionsNormal classroom and office working conditions. Travel may berequired based upon assignment.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Knowledge of: online instruction techniques and methods; MicrosoftOffice; BlackBoard; internet research; online communication andrecord-keeping.Skill in: providing quality instruction; learning technologies andthe use of multi-media technology to enhance to enhance studentlearning; instructional planning and presentation; incorporatingcritical thinking, effective communication and other generaleducation outcomes in course content; effective time management;proficiency with online communication record-keeping.Ability to: effectively communicate and use interpersonal skills;create engaging learning environments that respect a wide varietyof viewpoints; be sensitive to the needs and concerns of a diversestudent population, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgroundsand students with disabilities; work independently without ongoingsupervision; meet deadlines; perform student learning outcomes;maintain confidential and sensitive information, includingFERPA.Minimum Qualifications:Master’s in English or MFA in Creative Writing; plus EITHERat least one year of college English teaching experience, includingat least one course in English Composition, OR completion ofat least one 3-semester credit graduate-level course incomposition/rhetoric. The CityColumbus, Ohio is also home to The Ohio State University and morethan 30 other colleges and universities as well as the headquartersof multiple Fortune 500 companies. Columbus is one of America’sfastest-growing cities, offering a wealth of cultural experiences,dining, entertainment, shopping opportunities, and more. That’s whyCentral Ohio residents find living here so fulfilling, bothprofessionally and personally.center_img ORA Master’s degree, plus 18 semester credit hours of graduate-levelEnglish courses, 9 of which are composition/rhetoric.State Motor Vehicle Operator’s License or demonstrable ability togain access to work site(s).Preferred Qualifications: At least one year of teachingcollege English post Master’s degree. Additional Information: Adjunct faculty positions areongoing pooled positions and as such, applications are accepted ona continuous basis and reviewed by the department when openingsbecome available. To be considered for a position, candidates mustcomplete the online application and provide the followingdocuments: unofficial transcripts based on the requirements of theposition, cover letter and CV or resume. Official transcripts mustbe provided within 30-days of hire date. If transcripts are from aninternational institution, it is the responsibility of theprospective applicant to have the transcripts translated andevaluated by an approved credential evaluator.last_img read more

Carnage UK night brings disorder after criticism

first_imgOne man was arrested and two were warned for drunken behaviour during Thursday’s Carnage UK ‘Doctors & Nurses’ pub crawl in Oxford.The three men were told to leave the city centre, but one returned to the area afterwards. As a result, he was arrested.Two students were also seen urinating against the University Church on High Street at around 10.30pm. A student at Magdalen described the situation, “We were walking down High Street and saw two students wearing Carnage T-shirts who were pissing against the wall of the University Church. My friend went up to them and told them to respect the Church as a place of worship. They gave an insincere apology but were quite embarrassed.”This incident follows OUSU’s condemnation of Carnage UK events during Tuesday’s council. The motion criticising the company was put forward in the wake of a national scandal as a Sheffield student was caught urinating on a war memorial during a pub-crawl.The events have prompted concerns about their impact on relations between students and locals, given the number of students involved and their presence on the streets. Carnage UK has also been accused of encouraging binge drinking. Between 900 and 1,000 students took part in the event this week, their route passing through Anuba, Po Na Na, Mood, Que Pasa, Escape and The Regal.One first year participant from Worcester College described the event as “fun” with “nice people”, however complained about the queues and the difficulty of getting into Regal.Police spokesman Dave Parker commented on the night, “It passed pleasingly quietly and was just like a normal night in Oxford.” 35 voluntary stewards and 22 police officers were stationed to keep an eye on the revellers.last_img read more