CFI Holdings Limited 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgCFI Holdings Limited (CFI.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about CFI Holdings Limited (CFI.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CFI Holdings Limited (CFI.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CFI Holdings Limited (CFI.zw)  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileCFI Holdings Limited is a leading agricultural-based industrial holding company in Zimbabwe; primarily involved in manufacturing and selling fresh produce and manufacturing stock feed, aswell as property management and letting. Through subsidiaries and joint ventures; it manages wholesale and retail outlets, offers products and services for animal health, operates maize and wheat mills, and is involved in poultry farming and producing and selling poultry products. CFI Holdings Limited manages a separate entity offering services for the development and management of real estate in Zimbabwe. STALAP Investments is now the largest shareholder in CFI Holdings Limited after increasing its stake in the company to over 40%. STALAP is an investment vehicle owned by Zimre Holdings. Its retail outlets include Farm & City and Vetco Animal Health; its specialised divisions include Victoria Foods, Saturday Retreat Estate, Reston Developers and Maitlands Zimbabwe Limited. Poultry is marketed and distributed through Agrifoods, Agrimix, Hubbard Zimbabwe, Glenara Estates, Crest Breeders International and Suncrest Chickens. CFI Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Updating Breaking News: Anderson’s plea deal angers family of victim

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSRichard Anderson Previous articleFisher Plantation Annexation votes are due todayNext articleDemings’ Townhall is tonight at City Hall Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here Renee Falcon: “It doesn’t seem there was any justice at all”Richard Anderson stood quietly by his attorney in a Lake County courtroom this morning as his plea agreement was read into the record. It was a sentence that did not please Micheal Falcon or his family.Richard AndersonAnderson was charged with leaving the scene of a crash with serious bodily injury, leaving the scene of a crash with property damage, reckless driving with serious bodily injury, and reckless driving with property damage. All of the charges are third-degree felonies, which in Florida has a maximum punishment of five years in prison, five years probation, and a $5,000 fine per count.However, the State Attorney dropped the charges of reckless driving with serious bodily injury and reckless driving with property damage because they could not prove Anderson was driving his vehicle at the time of the crash.According to the agreement, Anderson pled no contest (nolo contendre) to leaving the scene of a crash with serious bodily injury which he received a sentence of three years probation, and leaving the scene of a crash with property damage, which he received a sentence of six months probation. Both sentences will run concurrently, and adjudication was withheld in both charges which means Anderson will not have a felony record from these charges if he completes his probation successfully. Anderson’s driver’s license was also suspended for three years, but he can apply for reinstatement upon completion of an impact panel or completion of a department-approved driver improvement program. He may also apply for early termination of probation after successful completion of half the period of probation.At approximately 1:20 am on April 5th of 2016, Falcon responded to an alarm at his workplace. He got into his 2007 Toyota Corolla and headed towards the Seminole County wastewater treatment facility where he is a supervisor. He turned onto SR46 in Lake County from 46A and shortly after was struck head-on by a 2014 Dodge Ram going 45 miles-per-hour, according to a memo written by Assistant State Attorney Emily Currington.The 2014 Dodge Ram was owned by Richard Anderson, the former City Administrator of Apopka.The verdict both shocked and angered Falcon’s family.Anderson’s 2014 Dodge Ram (pictured in feature photo) slammed head-on into Falcon’s 2007 Toyota Corolla.“It doesn’t seem there was any justice at all,” said Renee Falcon, Falcon’s former wife. “It’s nothing. Probation is nothing. What message does it send to the community?”Before the verdict was read, two of Falcon’s six children asked the court to give Anderson a harsh sentence.Falcon’s daughter, Heather, 24, read a statement on behalf of the family that described the injuries her father suffered, which included a concussion, a punctured lung, a fractured sternum, three herniated discs, a broken hand and two broken wrists.“He (Falcon) pried himself from his car in pain,” she said. “In fear he would die on the highway… while Anderson paced on the phone near his truck. It was cruel and the fact that Anderson was a licensed paramedic was an extra slap in the face. Mr. Anderson’s actions should not be taken lightly. It’s should not be okay to leave the scene of an accident.”Amber Falcon, 17, echoed her sister’s thoughts.“As my father lay bleeding on the ground he (Anderson) walked away – a trained paramedic. The anniversary of this tragic event has passed, but not the memories. I pray Anderson has reflected on his actions. People are watching. I ask today that Anderson be punished.”According to Currington’s memo that explains the State’s reason for accepting the plea, accident reconstruction expert Christopher Stewart concluded there were two people in Anderson’s truck at the time of the crash. Currington writes:“On March 17, 2017, the deposition of Christopher Stewart, listed by the defense as an expert witness, was conducted. Stewart is an engineer with extensive training in accident reconstruction. Stewart testified that in October 2016 he examined the Dodge Ram truck at a salvage yard in Sanford. He conducted a visual inspection of the vehicle and downloaded the data contained on the event data recorder in the vehicle. Stewart concluded that both front seats of the Ram were occupied at the time of the crash. Airbags and knee bolsters on both the driver and passenger sides of the vehicles deployed. The seat belts pretensions on both sides of the vehicle were engaged, which is indicative that both seats were occupied at the time of the crash. The glove compartment was broken apart and separated from the dashboard, which is indicative of an impact. The windshield on the passenger side of the vehicle is broken. Stewart also concluded the Ram was traveling westbound in the eastbound lane of travel. He testified the point of impact was completely across the center line when it struck the Corolla at approximately 45 miles per hour.”Because of Stewart’s testimony, Currington says the State could not prove Anderson was behind the wheel.“The State is unable to rebut the testimony of Christopher Stewart that there was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the crash,” she writes. “There were no witnesses to the crash, and none of the motorists who stopped shortly after the crash saw Anderson behind the wheel of the Dodge Ram. Accordingly, the State is unable to prove beyond and to the exclusion of every reasonable doubt Anderson was driving the Dodge Ram at the time of the crash. The State is unable to rebut a reasonable hypothesis of innocence that Anderson was not the driver but rather the passenger in his truck at the time of the crash. Thus there is no factual basis for the crimes of Reckless Driving Causing Serious Bodily Injury and Reckless Driving Causing Property Damage. Accordingly, a nolle prosequi will be filed as to Counts II and IV of the Information.”Currington also stated that investigators from the Florida Highway Patrol took no photos of the vehicles at any point after the crash, did not examine the event data recorder, and did not collect or submit DNA analysis from the airbags.The memo also stated that “no one witnessed the accident occur but several passing motorists saw the aftermath of the crash and stopped to render assistance. These witnesses did not see either driver exit their respective vehicle. Falcon was located on the side of the road near the entrance to Rock Springs Run State Reserve. A white male was reported to have been walking around the scene and near the Dodge Ram truck. The white male later left the scene without speaking to law enforcement.”Also from Curington’s memo were FHP’s interviews with witnesses at the scene of the crash.FHP Trooper Gregory Reed of the Florida Highway Patrol responded to the crash scene and conducted the initial investigation. Reed found the driver’s door of the Dodge Ram to be open when he arrived. A firearm was in the driver’s door pocket in plain view. Reed seized the firearm and placed it into evidence. He then arranged for the vehicles to be towed from the scene.FHP Trooper Joshua Evans conducted the investigation into the hit and run portion of the crash. Evans met with the three witnesses who stopped to render aid after the crash. Janae Okonewski was on her way home from work as a server at Gator’s Dockside in Lake Mary. She had a first aid kit in her vehicle and stopped to help Falcon. Okonewski said she saw a white male standing near the Dodge Ram. She described him as being between the door and the interior of the truck on the driver’s side, reaching into the vehicle. Okonewski positively identified Richard Anderson in a photo lineup as the person she saw outside the Dodge Ram.Evans interviewed Edwin Vasquez. Vasquez said he called 911 to report the crash. He said while he was on the phone with them, an older white male approached him. He described the male as “an older white male with white hair and a facial scrub who resembled Colonel Sanders”. Evans interviewed Matthew Moore, who arrived at the crash scene shortly after the crash occurred. Moore said he saw a man standing by the open driver’s door of the Dodge Ram. Moore said while he was on the phone with 911 the male approached him and asked, “What road is this?” Moore identified Richard Anderson in a photo lineup as the person he saw standing between the open driver’s door and the body of the Dodge Ram.Evans interviewed Matthew Moore, who arrived at the crash scene shortly after the crash occurred. Moore said he saw a man standing by the open driver’s door of the Dodge Ram. Moore said while he was on the phone with 911 the male approached him and asked, “What road is this?”Phone records indicated one of the phones belonging to Richard Anderson was used around the time of the crash to make multiple calls. Ten calls were placed between 1:25 am and 1:57 am on April 5, 2016. The majority of the calls were placed to attorneys Nicole Guillet and Frank Kruppenbacher. Both have claimed attorney-client privilege as it pertains to the content of any conversation with Anderson. Anderson did not make a 911 call at the time of the crash, according to phone records.Guillet, worked with Anderson in Apopka as deputy chief administrative officer and community development director for the city of Apopka while Anderson was City Administrator. She is currently the County Manager of Seminole County.Kruppenbacher, is a lawyer with Morgan and Morgan, who was the Apopka City Attorney while Anderson was City Administrator. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Personal approach works best online for Greenpeace

first_imgPersonal approach works best online for Greenpeace  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A year-long trial by Greenpeace International has confirmed that personalised online communications with supporters generate better results.Working with Think Consulting and Dataforce, Greenpeace International trialled an electronic supporter relationship management tool (eSRM), which enabled supporters to select which kind of messages they wished to receive and how often.Greenpeace found that supporters were more like to take action and to donate more. It estimated that such a tool could increase donations by 25% in a year. Advertisement Howard Lake | 24 July 2003 | News Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Individual giving Research / statistics About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Arts Council England to give £44.5m to sustain arts through recession

first_imgwww.artscouncil.org.uk/actiononrecession Arts Council England to give £44.5m to sustain arts through recession Howard Lake | 7 May 2009 | News Tagged with: England Funding  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Arts Council England is to invest an extra £44.5 million in artists and arts organisations over the next two years to help them through the recession.The funding is split into three strands. ‘Sustain’ is a new £40 million open application fund for arts organisations suffering as a result of the recession: applications should be turned round within six weeks. The Arts Council will make £500,000 available for the Town Centres Initiative to enable more artistic activities to take place in empty retail spaces. There will also be a £4 million increase in the Grants for the arts budget over the next two years.The new funding has been made available by the Arts Council “radically reducing” its Lottery cash balances over the next two years. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Protest anti-immigrant raids in Buffalo, N.Y.

first_imgU.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 25 migrant workers in four Buffalo, N.Y., restaurants on Oct. 18. After police racially profiled, harassed and demanded identification from several families at a suburban playground, the cops then gave their information to ICE agents, who began spying on the families. This led to an investigation of the restaurants where they worked. (BuffaloNews.com, Oct. 18)Two days later, several organizations and local activists brought a protest to the ICE field office, despite rain and high wind, chanting “Cops and borders, we don’t need ‘em! What we want is total freedom!” They demanded the release of the migrant workers who were arrested, as well as full legalization for all migrant workers.The protest was organized by People United for Sustainable Housing and supported by the New York Civil Liberties Union, ICE Free NYC and Workers World Party. Demonstrators included youth who are active in Buffalo’s Black Lives Matter movement.Speakers connected these arrests to the struggle of more than 11 million undocumented people throughout the U.S. and the national call for legalization and an end to deportations.That same day, Buffalo faith and labor leaders held a protest in front of one of the raided restaurants. They denounced the arrests and advocated for the immigrant workers, who have already had wages stolen and now face deportation.The local police profiled the families at that suburban playground specifically because they had come to a white neighborhood and were trying to live their lives. And ICE followed up by doing its real job: threatening migrant workers to prevent their organizing and dividing the working class.These arrests are absolutely connected to the resurgence of open racism in the U.S., encouraged by presidential candidate Donald Trump. The racist media labeled these undocumented workers as villains, and pushed the lie that immigrants are to blame for the poverty of the working class. A recession is blamed on workers who have pitiful wages, no access to many government services, no legal say in the government that created the recession and no ownership of the businesses that benefit from it. This narrative is absurd in the extreme, and we don’t buy it!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Athletics Weekend Roundup: equestrian triumphs, swim and dive falters, and women’s golf finishes strong

first_imgJonathan Abrahamhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jonathan-abraham/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks printEquestrian The sixth-ranked TCU equestrian team defeated No. 8 Oklahoma State, 11-9, on Friday as they earned all four Most Outstanding Performer Honors in the victory and came back from a late deficit to win.The team received seven points in the Hunter Seat arena, four of which came on the Flat.“We’ve had a couple of tough weeks,” said head hunter seat coach Logan Fiorentino. “They have had to get better, and they have to learn, and it’s exciting to see that commitment pay off.”During Equitation over Fences, TCU’s Grace Upshaw earned a 71-68 victory over OSU’s Katie Schell to start the event. Alex Benson received a score of 81, which was the highest score of the event.Elizabeth McKim won her first MOP of the season with a score of 78 on Fats.In Reining, TCU earned two points during the event. Claire Dittrich defeated OSU’s Hannah Mitchell 71.5-70.5 and Elena Hurd scored a 68.5.During Horsemanship, Anna Hauter scored a 75.5 to get the Frogs their first point, while Jamie Cook defeated OSU’s Maddie Bender 77-72.Trailing 8-7 late in the match, Niki Barnes’ score of 92 in Equitation over Fences started a comeback that would lead to their eventual victory. Janelle Henninngsen and Jacey Albaugh would follow with back-to-back victories to secure the win. Albaugh captured the second MOP of her career with a score of 89.“It was really impressive for such a young group to be able to keep its focus like that,” said Fiorentino. “That is what I am most excited about, the maturity that they showed and the ability to compete.”TCU will close out the fall season Nov. 9 against SMU.Swimming and DivingThe men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams suffered a trio of losses on Friday in a double-dual meet at SMU.The men lost 104-181 to SMU, while the women lost 103-196 to SMU and 135-161 to Iowa State.Junior Dayne Odendaal captured a pair of wins against the Mustangs in the 1000 free and 200 IM, and first-year Noah Cumby won the 200 free on the men’s side.For the women, junior Nicqueline Rettberg won the 500 free, while sophomore Kiki Rice won the 200 back and 200 fly over Iowa State.Sophomore Isabella Ashdown won the one meter dive with a score of 252.The teams will return to action next weekend for a home meet against Trinity.Women’s GolfGreta Bruner’s final round 67 helped lead the Horned Frogs to a second place finish. Photo courtesy: Go FrogsThe Horned Frogs continued their hot streak as they finished second overall in a field of 17 at the Battle of the Beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. They had won their last two tournaments.Their 7-under 277 in the final round set a single round program record. Junior Greta Bruner’s final-round 67 led the team. Bruner would finish third overall.Sophomore Grace Do and first-year Sabrina Iqbal finished ninth and 12th overall after shooting 70 and 69 in the final round.“What a great way to cap off our fall season,” said coach Angie Ravaioli-Larkin.The team will return to action Feb. 10 when they open the spring season in Puerto Rico. ReddIt Jonathan Abrahamhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jonathan-abraham/ Jonathan Abraham Jonathan Abrahamhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jonathan-abraham/ Jonathan is a journalism major from Philadelphia who is also minoring in Spanish. When Jonathan is not writing for TCU 360, he enjoys watching his favorite sports teams (76ers, Eagles, Union, Phillies, and Flyers). Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award No. 4 TCU’s Women’s Rifle shoots a program-best in win ReddIt + posts Jonathan Abrahamhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jonathan-abraham/center_img What we’re reading: Attempts for background checks on stranger-to-stranger gun sales in Texas Linkedin What we’re reading: Most Texas House members disapprove of Trump’s Syria actions Facebook Linkedin Twitter Women’s basketball defeats Alcorn State to tie best start to a season Facebook Twitter Previous articleFrogs dominate Cyclones, end losing streakNext articleLatin sorority’s politically inspired social media post goes viral Jonathan Abraham RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

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Journalist freed on bail after three days in pre-trial detention

first_img Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo RSF_en April 12, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist freed on bail after three days in pre-trial detention Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Reporters Without Borders has just learned from Journalist in Danger, its partner organization in Democratic Republic of Congo, that Samy Mbeto of Radio Kilimanjaro, a community radio station based in Tshikapa (in the central province of Kasaï-Occidental), was released on payment of 110 US dollars in bail today after being held since 9 AprilHe has been told not to leave the province and to report to prosecutors every Tuesday and Friday.———————–12.04.2011 – Journalist imprisoned in Tshikapa eight months ahead of presidential electionSamy Mbeto of Radio Kilimanjaro, a community radio station based in Tshikapa (in the central province of Kasaï-Occidental) has been detained since 9 April on charges of “insulting the authorities” and “defaming politicians” for urging his listeners to mistrust election campaign associations being set up prematurely by certain politicians before the legally permitted period.Mbeto is being held under a provisional arrest warrant issued by deputy prosecutor Thomas Siama Sylvanus, who has produced no evidence to support the charges, according to Journalist in Danger, the Reporters Without Borders partner organization in Democratic Republic of Congo. He has also not been allowed to see a lawyer.“Mbeto’s arrest does not bode well for the degree of freedom that journalists will be allowed for commenting on the activities of Congolese politicians in the run-up to the presidential elections in eight months’ time,” Reporters Without Borders said, calling for his immediate and unconditional release. “In a country where press freedom violations are already frequent and harassment of journalists is increasing as the elections approach, especially in the provinces, we fear that such incidents will become more common during the campaign.”In an open letter to President Joseph Kabila and in a question put to him at a news conference while he attended a summit of French-speaking countries in Montreux in late 2010, Reporters Without Borders called for a moratorium on arrests of journalists in the DRC. The request was unfortunately ignored.“The jailing of Mbeto is a direct consequence of the government’s lack of interest in protecting journalists covering political issues and the election campaign,” Reporters Without Borders added.For more information in French about Mbeto’s arrest and the conditions in which he is being held, read the Journalist in Danger release. News February 18, 2021 Find out more Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian News February 16, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News Receive email alerts February 24, 2021 Find out more Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders Help by sharing this information Organisation to go further Newslast_img read more

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Islamist group threatens to behead women journalists not wearing veil on public TV

first_img June 3, 2021 Find out more RSF_en RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes News News News PalestineMiddle East – North Africa to go further Reporters Without Borders wrote today to Palestinian Prime Minister Ismael Haniyeh asking him to identify and arrest the members of an armed Islamist group that threatened to kill women journalists and other female employees of the state-owned Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation who refuse to wear strict Islamic dress.“Everything must be done to guarantee the safety of these professional women,” the press freedom organisation said. “We take these threats all the more seriously as this radical group has claimed responsibility for many bombings in the Gaza Strip in recent months.”PBC staff received an email message on 1 June from the group called the Swords of Truth in which it condemned a “loss of morality” in the public broadcaster and criticised its women journalists for appearing on camera without the veil, wearing makeup and in western dress. “We will cut throats and veins if necessary to protect the nation’s morals and ethics,” the message said.Of recent appearance in the Gaza Strip, the Swords of Truth has claimed responsibility for blowing up at least 30 Internet cafés since the end of last year. The group accuses them of providing young Palestinians with access to pornographic content. The bombings were preceding by warnings sent by email or fax.Some of PBC’s women journalists did not go to work after the receiving the threatening message and gathered outside the presidential palace in Gaza City on 3 June to demand protection from the authorities. A larger demonstration, with about 60 participants, was organised yesterday by the Palestinian journalists’ union. Parliamentary speaker Ahmad Bahar attended, in a show of condemnation for the threats. Receive email alerts PalestineMiddle East – North Africa center_img June 5, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Islamist group threatens to behead women journalists not wearing veil on public TV WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Organisation Follow the news on Palestine Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists May 28, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information May 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Unprofessional Conduct Has To Be Viewed Seriously: Himachal Pradesh HC Reprimands Lawyer For Professional Misconduct

first_imgNews UpdatesUnprofessional Conduct Has To Be Viewed Seriously: Himachal Pradesh HC Reprimands Lawyer For Professional Misconduct LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK20 Nov 2020 11:43 PMShare This – xThe Himachal Pradesh High Court, on Friday, reprimanded a lawyer for misconduct.”The legal profession is a noble profession. A person practising law has to practise in the spirit of honesty and not in the spirit of mischief­ making or money­ getting.”, the bench comprising Justices Tarlok Singh Chauhan and Jyotsna Rewal Dua observed. The court said that the attestation of an affidavit…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 Himachal Pradesh High Court, on Friday, reprimanded a lawyer for misconduct.”The legal profession is a noble profession. A person practising law has to practise in the spirit of honesty and not in the spirit of mischief­ making or money­ getting.”, the bench comprising Justices Tarlok Singh Chauhan and Jyotsna Rewal Dua observed. The court said that the attestation of an affidavit is not an empty formality.This is after the court found that even though the accused was not in the country when the petitions on his behalf were filed before this Court, the affidavit filed by him stated the same is attested at Shimla. The court said that this was done by the accused’s lawyer for showing his physical presence simply to obtain unfair advantage from the Court. The court further noted that the lawyer had misled the Oath Commissioner who attested the same believing the version put forth by him that his client was very much present outside the Court premises as he was not being permitted to enter the Bar Room due to Covid­19 pandemic.Though the lawyer offered unconditional apology for this conduct, the bench proceeded to refer to various judgments which dealt with professional misconduct by lawyers.”It is more than settled that practice of law is not akin to any other business or profession as it involves a dual duty – nay a primary duty to the Court and then a duty to the litigant with the privilege to address the Court for the client. Any compromise with law’s nobility as a profession is bound to affect faith of people in rule of law and, therefore, unprofessional conduct by an advocate has to be viewed seriously. A person practising law has an obligation to maintain probity and high standard of professional ethics and morality”, the court observed observing that the lawyer is liable to be punished for such misconduct.The bench, taking into account the apology tendered, did not impose any harsh punishment. Instead, the court directed him to pay costs of Rupees one lakh for wasting the valuable and precious time of the court. He was also directed to pay Rs. 50,000 costs to Oath commissioner and Rs. One Lakh costs to another lawyer for dragging them into this controversy. Click here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

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Women’s Voices from the Past – Revolutionary Times launched

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Women’s Voices from the Past – Revolutionary Times launched Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – February 15, 2021 Donegal County Museum, the Regional Cultural Centre and the Museum and Heritage Service of Derry City and Strabane District Council have commissioned and produced a series of six short video pieces which highlight the experiences of women during the Revolutionary Period (1919-1923). These videos provide snapshots of the period, exploring the stories of women during the struggle for Irish independence.The Donegal video pieces highlight the varied experiences of local women. The first video features Eithne Coyle, an active member of Cumann na mBan. During the War of Independence she carried out a one woman campaign holding up trains, seizing goods and burning British newspapers. In September 1922 she was arrested and remained in jail until the end of the Civil War. She was President of Cumann na mBan between 1926 and 1941. The second video features Mary Ballantine who was married to Head Constable Joseph Ballantine of the Royal Irish Constabulary. In May 1922, Joseph who had just retired from his position was shot and killed at his home in Raphoe. The third video features Rose Ann Logue, an Instructress with the Congested Districts Board, who was held up by two armed and masked men who threatened her and cut off her hair.Th Derry films feature Lady Lillian Spender on a tour along the newly-established border in June 1923. Lady Spender describes in her diaries events along the Border in places such as Clady and Pettigo.From Monday 23th February, the videos will be released as a weekly series beginning with Eithne Coyle and Lillian Spender.To view the Donegal films, beginning on Monday 23rd February, visit https://www.youtube.com/user/wwwdonegalcocoie/videosOr https://www.facebook.com/DonegalcomuseumTo view the Derry Films, beginning on Monday 23rd February, visit www.facebook.com/towermuseum/The video pieces were produced by Dark Daughter Productions with videography by Oath Film Studio. Use of the Diaries of Lillian Spender is by courtesy of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland.These videos have been supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 initiative. Previous articlePUP recipients drops for first time since late DecemberNext articleBready Cricket Club to host 3 T20 International’s News Highland Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

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