WHAT THE OTHER PAPERS SAY THIS MORNING

first_imgWednesday 2 March 2011 9:14 pm Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodaySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com FINANCIAL TIMESUS OIL PRODUCTION REVIVESUS oil production last year rose to its highest level in almost a decade, thanks to an increase in the use of “unconventional” extraction techniques. As a result, analysts believe the US was the largest contributor to the increase in global oil supplies last year over 2009, and is on track to increase domestic production by 25 per cent by the second half of the decade.SHELL CHIEF WARNS ON DODD-FRANKGreater transparency requirements laid down by new US legislation threaten to destroy the progress that oil companies and governments have achieved in disclosing money flows between each other, the chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell has warned.Peter Voser said the US Dodd-Frank Act was a process dictated by one country that infringed national sovereignty. LANSLEY U-TURN OVER COMPETITIONAndrew Lansley is to amend his NHS bill to remove the right of the new health regulator to set “maximum” prices for NHS care. The move is intended to defuse a damaging row with health economists, think-tanks and the Labour party after they accused the government of seeking to introduce price competition in the NHS by allowing providers to undercut each other on the set price, or so-called tariff, that covers much of hospital care.GRAMEEN WILL NOT DISMISS YUNUS The bank founded by Muhammad Yunus, the Nobel Prize winning microfinance pioneer, has defied an order by Bangladesh’s financial regulator to remove him from office. Setting the stage for a battle for control of the lender, Grameen Bank said Mr Yunus, 70, remained at the helm after Bangladesh Bank said he had been “relieved of his responsibilities as managing director”.THE TIMESWITTY TAKES £1M PAY CUTGlaxoSmithKline’s chief executive took a £1 million pay cut last year as the company failed to meet profit targets. The annual report showed that Andrew Witty was paid £7.2 million in salary, bonus and shares, about £1 million less than in 2009 after GSK failed to meet profits targets.LSE DEAL TO TRAIN LIBYA’S ELITEThe London School of Economics faces fresh scrutiny today over its links with Libya as it emerged that the university secured a £1 million deal to train hundreds of members of the dictatorship’s future elite. British diplomatic sources say that the private commercial arrangement was made by Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam, a student at the LSE and one of its most generous benefactors.The Daily TelegraphEU RAIDS PUBLISHERS IN E-BOOK PROBEEuropean investigators raided several major publishers on Wednesday as the worldwide probe into allegations of price-fixing of ebooks stepped up a gear. The European Commission said its agents had “reason to believe” that several unnamed companies across Europe “may have violated EU antitrust rules that prohibit cartels and other restrictive business practices”. KWIK-FIT SOLD TO JAPAN’S ITOCHU Kwik-Fit, Britain’s biggest tyre retailer, has been sold to Itochu Corporation for £637m. French private equity firm PAI Partners and Itochu, a Japanese conglomerate, are expected to announce the deal overnight, according to sources. Itochu is thought to have beaten off competition from rival Japanese group Marubeni and other private equity firms to get hold of Kwik-Fit.THE WALL STREETTERRORISM SUSPECTED FOR SHOOTINGA lone gunman killed two American servicemen and wounded at least two others on a U.S. military bus outside Frankfurt Airport in what officials described as a possible terrorist attack. The shooting was the first deadly assault on U.S. military personnel in Europe in years. German police apprehended a suspect at the scene whom authorities described as a 21-year-old Kosovo native of Albanian descent.FED FINDS HIGH COSTS HIT SHOPPERSMany manufacturers are passing along higher input costs to their customers, a sign that rising prices for wheat, cotton, iron, and other commodities could increasingly reach consumers in coming months, according to the Federal Reserve’s beige book survey. 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Xstrata plots coal surge

first_img whatsapp Tuesday 5 April 2011 7:28 pm KCS-content Share whatsapp Read This NextWATCH: Shohei Ohtani continues home run tear, Los Angeles Angels winSportsnautYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULL XSTRATA could raise its coal output by 80 per cent over the next five years to cash in on rising demand, according to a company presentation.Xstrata, which has taken mining analysts to its new Mangoola coal mine in Australia this week, could push its annual output to 145m metric tonnes by 2016, Nomura said in a note. The company told analysts on the trip that its coal resource base has risen 80 per cent since 2005, with most of the growth coming from the New South Wales region of Australia. Its expansion is set to come from brownfield sites. Xstrata said the surge in demand for coal was coming from China, Indonesia, India and Brazil. Analysts at UBS said in a note that the Mangoola project, which is in its final months of process testing, appears well-constructed with the capacity for expansion. Show Comments ▼ Xstrata plots coal surge last_img read more

E.A Portland Cement Company Limited (PORT.ke) 2016 Annual Report

first_imgE.A Portland Cement Company Limited (PORT.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about E.A Portland Cement Company Limited (PORT.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the E.A Portland Cement Company Limited (PORT.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: E.A Portland Cement Company Limited (PORT.ke)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileEast African Portland Cement Company Limited manufactures and sells cement for the building and construction sectors in East Africa. The company produces a range of cement products including Portland cement and Portland pozzolanic cement for cementing, mortar and concreate building applications. It also supplies custom-made cement products for the construction trade. East African Portland Cement Company Limited sells its products under the Blue Triangle Cement brand. Other brands in its product portfolio include Falcon Cabro, Olympia Cabro, Tri-Hex Cabro, Cosmic Cabro and Brick (Quad) Cabro. East African Portland Cement Company Uganda Limited is a subsidiary of the company. East African Portland Cement Company Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgNational Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileNational Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON) manufactures and markets a range of edible salt for industrial use and iodine-fortified kitchen salt for domestic use in Nigeria. By-products from the salt refining process include fine (butter) salt used to make biscuits and confectionary products; and granulated kitchen salt and industrial salt. The company has factories located in Oregun, Apapa and Port Harcourt and installed capacity of 400 000 tonnes per annum for 25-50 kilogram bags of salt and 100 000 tonnes per annum for salt sachets. Salt products for domestic use are marketed under the brand name Annapurna and Dangote. Annapurna is a brand name owned by West Africa Popular Foods (WAPF) as a joint venture between the former NASCON and Unilever Nigeria Plc. The company was established in 1973 and formerly known as National Salt Company of Nigeria Plc. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. National Salt Company Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

iProov Research: U.S. Banks Missing Out on Online Growth Opportunities

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Pinterest CATONSVILLE, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– Newly released research from iProov, world leaders in secure biometric authentication technology, highlights that many banks are falling short in delivering digital convenience to their customers. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005528/en/ iProov Research: U.S. Banks Missing Out on Online Growth Opportunities (Graphic: Business Wire) Online Banking in the U.S.: How 20 of America’s Top Banks Are Balancing Security and User Experience For Digital Account Access focuses on the range and usability of online services offered to existing customers. Researchers looked at 39 data points, including how easy it was for a customer to move money, request a new debit card or change personal details online. The first part of the research, which looked at the onboarding process for opening accounts with each of the 20 banks, was released in October. The key findings of the new research include:Banks are missing out on revenues and growth opportunities – many banks are making it difficult for their customers to access additional products and services. Thirty percent of the banks asked the researchers to complete an application process for an additional account completely from scratch, rather than using secure authentication to streamline the process.Secure account processes still require offline intervention – half of the banks did not enable a PIN to be changed online and half did not allow customers to request a new debit card online. Customers were asked to visit a branch, call the bank or use an ATM to complete the request.Customers are being put under pressure to monitor account security – the researchers reported that ‘after-the-fact’ email and text alerts about changes to their account made them uncomfortable. Personal details such as passwords or addresses could readily be changed online, with alerts putting the onus on the customer to report unexpected activity. “Banks no longer need to choose between security and usability when it comes to delivering an impressive online customer experience – the technology now exists to deliver both at once,” said Joe Palmer, President of iProov Inc. “Genuine Presence Assurance technology has changed the game for the financial services sector. It is now possible to verify that an online customer is the right person, a real person and that they are authenticating right now. That assurance, completed with an effortless face authentication, means that even the most secure processes can be completed online, whether it’s requesting a replacement debit card, changing an address or applying for a new credit card.” The researchers noted that face verification is already being used by U.S. consumers to access their accounts. Face ID and Touch ID could be used to access the banks’ mobile apps, if supported by the customer’s device. “Face ID allows the customer to be recognized by the mobile device,” explained Palmer. “The device then populates the password without the customer having to type it in. It’s convenient but it’s not the same as biometric authentication with the bank itself. If the device has been compromised by someone that shouldn’t have access, the bank will still make the transfer or process the request.” Other findings from the report include:Of the two thirds of banks that offered easier access to new services, only 35% made it simple for the customer. The other third required some additional details before the application could be submitted.All of the banks allowed passwords to be reset online but it was a lengthy process in some cases. Two banks asked the customer to supply four or more pieces of security information (for example a Social Security Number) for this to be completed.75% of banks asked for additional security verification if the customer wanted to transfer funds to an external account. Methods varied, from confirming the numbers on a debit card to making a trial deposit to the other account.85% allowed the customer to change their primary email address online and most did not ask for additional information beyond username and password.90% allowed the customer to update a password by confirming their old one. Of the others, one bank required no verification and one sent a one-time passcode.60% allowed a customer to change personal information, such as address and cellphone, without additional verification beyond the initial username and password login. “Challenger banks and other disruptors in the banking sector have recognized that customers want reassuring simplicity,” said Palmer. “They know that customers value convenience and once they’ve experienced it, they won’t go back. With Genuine Presence Assurance, customers get the reassurance of visible authentication along with the effortlessness that they love.” About iProov Founded in 2012, iProov is the world leader in online facial biometric authentication, working with governments, banks and other enterprises to remotely verify customer identity. Used for onboarding and authentication, customers include the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the UK Home Office, the UK National Health Service (NHS), GovTech Singapore, Eurostar, Rabobank, ING, and others. iProov’s unique patented technology provides Genuine Presence Assurance, ensuring that an online customer is the right person, a real person, and authenticating right now. This protects against spoof attacks from photos, videos, masks and the emerging threat of deepfakes. iProov was named a Gartner Cool Vendor 2020 in Identity Access Management & Fraud Detection. For more information, please see www.iproov.com View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005528/en/ CONTACT: Alessandra Nagy, Bospar [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MARYLAND INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BIOTECHNOLOGY SECURITY HEALTH TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE SOURCE: iProov Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 08:06 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 08:06 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005528/en Facebook Twitter Previous articleHofstede Insights, a Leader in Organizational Culture for Major Multinationals, Enters U.S. Market During Divided Chapter in American HistoryNext articleViaCyte Announces Initiation of Phase 2 Study of Encapsulated Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes Patients Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp TAGS  WhatsApp Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 iProov Research: U.S. Banks Missing Out on Online Growth Opportunitieslast_img read more

Delinquency Rate Experiences Largest Year-Over-Year Decline in Four Years

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: CFPB and Justice Department Fine Hudson City Bank $27 Million for Redlining Next: DS News Webcast: Friday 9/25/2015 About Author: Brian Honea in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Despite seeing a slight month-over-month increase, the national delinquency rate on residential single-family homes experienced its largest decline in nearly four years, according to Black Knight Financial Services’ “First Look” at Mortgage Data for August 2015 released Friday.The delinquency rate, which includes residential homes that are 30 days or more overdue on mortgage payments but not in foreclosure, tumbled by 18 percent year-over-year in August down to 4.83 percent, the largest over-the-year decline since May 2011, according to Black Knight. This occurred despite a 2.5 percent uptick over-the-month in the delinquency rate for August 2015.That 4.83 percent of properties in delinquency calculates to about 2.45 million mortgages nationwide, and the over-the-year decline represents about 548,000 properties. Non-current inventory, which includes all properties with loans 30 days or more overdue or in foreclosure, was down by 766,000 year-over-year in August, down to 3.14 million properties. All 50 states saw improvements in their non-current inventory over the previous six months, led by Florida with 18 percent. Wyoming, which already had one of the nation’s lowest non-current inventory rate, saw a 0.7 percent improvement, according to Black Knight.The number of residential mortgage loans in some state of foreclosure as of the end of August 2015 (696,000) was the lowest total since November 2007, according to Black Knight. This represented about 1.37 percent of the residential mortgage market, a decline of nearly 24 percent from August 2014.Foreclosure starts rose by 7 percent over-the-month in August up to 80,500, driven by an increase in repeat foreclosures (borrowers who were in active foreclosure, then shifted back to either current or delinquent status, then returned to being in active foreclosure).Click here to see the complete First Look report for August 2015. The month-end mortgage statistics presented (as of August 31, 2015) are derived from Black Knight’s loan-level database representing approximately two-thirds of the nationwide mortgage market. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily center_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: August 2015 First Look at Mortgage Data Black Knight Financial Services Delinquency Rate Foreclosure Starts August 2015 First Look at Mortgage Data Black Knight Financial Services Delinquency Rate Foreclosure Starts 2015-09-25 Brian Honea Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago September 25, 2015 1,411 Views Delinquency Rate Experiences Largest Year-Over-Year Decline in Four Years The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Home / Daily Dose / Delinquency Rate Experiences Largest Year-Over-Year Decline in Four Years The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

‘Advocates Who Are Not Computer Savvy Cannot Approach Courts’: Delhi Bar Council Appeals To CJ To Evolve A New System For Hearing During Lockdown

first_imgNews Updates’Advocates Who Are Not Computer Savvy Cannot Approach Courts’: Delhi Bar Council Appeals To CJ To Evolve A New System For Hearing During Lockdown Radhika Roy14 April 2020 7:38 AMShare This – xThe BCD has also extended a hand for the building of any App or any other system, as may be suggested by the Court.KC Mittal, Chairman of Bar Council of Delhi, has written to the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court to come up with a system of restricted functioning in order to mitigate public suffering in wake of the national lockdown imposed due to COVID-19 pandemic.The letter acknowledges the critical phase that the country is passing through as a result of which the courts have restricted their…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?LoginKC Mittal, Chairman of Bar Council of Delhi, has written to the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court to come up with a system of restricted functioning in order to mitigate public suffering in wake of the national lockdown imposed due to COVID-19 pandemic.The letter acknowledges the critical phase that the country is passing through as a result of which the courts have restricted their functioning by taking up only urgent matters through video-conferencing. It goes on to highlight the difficulties that are being faced by a section of Advocates who are not computer savvy and therefore, are unable to approach the Courts. Additionally, it mentions that, in the case of under trials, while the Delhi HC was kind enough to grant relief, there still exist many who are languishing in jails and are unable to approach the Court for bail. There are also cases wherein applications had been moved prior to lockdown, are pending consideration, but not being listed. Further, there are many applications wherein notices have been issued to the State, but have not been taken up, and consequently the person remains incarcerated. Similar situations are being replicated in other urgent matters. In light of the same, the letter requests the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court to lay down broad parameters and adequate protective measures so that minimum work can be undertaken, by restricting and regulating the entry of Advocates. “No doubt, sitting home idle is a compulsion, but more than that, is injustice to the litigants and somehow, our endeavour is to utilise our resources so that more cases are taken up without compromising with the goal to defeat the Corona Virus”. The letter concludes with a claim of full cooperation from the Bar Council of Delhi with reference to any safeguards and procedures that the Hon’ble Court may devise in order to allow for smooth and protective facilitation of providing justice. The BCD has also extended a hand for the building of any App or any other system, as may be suggested by the Court.Read the LetterHon’ble the Chief JusticeHigh Court of DelhiNew Delhi.Respected Sir,The country is passing through a very critical phase because of spread of Covid-19 and so many deaths have occurred in various developed countries, but due to total lockdown barring some states in India, the grave situation could be averted.The courts also stopped its regular functioning and initially confined to take up extremely urgent matters through videoconferencing, which was later partialy relaxed to increase the number of benches and take up matters of urgent nature.The experience of these days has not been very encouraging, since barring a section of Advocates, majority of Advocates in High Court and District Courts, those who are not computer savvy and could not avail the facility of videoconferencing, failed to approach the Hon’ble Courts. Many Advocates have apprised us that they are not able to approach the Hon’ble Courts even in genuine cases.That this Hon’ble High Court in terms of the directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, in cases of under trials, was kind enough to grant relief, but looking into the overall situation, it may be necessary to evolve a system, where more hearing can take place in matters to obviate public suffering. We know many are languishing in jails. They are not able to approach the Hon’ble Court for bail, and in many cases, where application were moved prior to lockdown, are pending consideration, but not being listed. There are many such applications where notices have been issued to State, but are not being taken up and consequently, the person remains incarcerated.Similarly, in other matters, where urgent hearing is required, in cases of interim relief, matters are not being taken up.In the given situation, if regular hearing is not possible, some broad parameters and adequate protecting measures may be introduced to hold few courts, by restricting and regulating the entry of Advocates through a protective mechanism in the courts so that minimum possible work can be undertaken. Since most of the advocates are not in a position to avail videoconferencing facility fully, it may also be considered to set up App or any mechanism to give effect to hearing in more matters. No doubt, sitting home idle is a compulsion, but more than that, is injustice to the litigants and somehow, our endeavour is to utilise our resources so that more cases are taken up without compromising with the goal to defeat the Corona Virus.Bar Council of Delhi will fully co-operate with the Hon’ble Court and abide by all the necessary safeguards and procedures as may be considered appropriate and would also help for building an App or any other system, as may be suggested by this Hon’ble Court.With regards,(K.C. Mittal)Chairman,Bar Council of Delhi Next Storylast_img read more

No Prima Facie Case Of Sedition Against Kashmiri Students, Observes Karnataka HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesNo Prima Facie Case Of Sedition Against Kashmiri Students, Observes Karnataka HC [Read Order] Mustafa Plumber18 April 2020 12:51 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court observed on Friday that no prima facie case of sedition was made out against the three Kashmiri students, who were arrested in Hubli over allegations of raising pro-Pakistan slogans in February.While hearing their bail pleas, Justice G Narendar observed “Prima facie the complaint does not disclose any material which could be considered as an ingredient constituting…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 Karnataka High Court observed on Friday that no prima facie case of sedition was made out against the three Kashmiri students, who were arrested in Hubli over allegations of raising pro-Pakistan slogans in February.While hearing their bail pleas, Justice G Narendar observed “Prima facie the complaint does not disclose any material which could be considered as an ingredient constituting the offence as against the petitioners.”The judge also observed that the prosecution should have looked at “a larger picture” and at the “attempts being made by the Central Government to ensure the integration of that class of people(Kashmiris) into mainstream”.Justice Narendar said “It is fairly admitted by the high court government pleader that the petitioner – students are sponsored on scholarship by the Central Government. If that be the fact, it is surprising that the said fact has not been appreciated by the trial court in its true perspective. The prosecution has to look at a larger picture and attempts being made by the Central government to ensure integration of that class of people into the mainstream.”The Court also observed that the complainant in the case – the Principal of the Engineering College where the accused are studying – should have made an effort to counsel them.”It is not in dispute that the accused are all in their teens or immediately out of their teens. It would have been a more responsive effort if the complainant had made an effort to counsel the accused and made them realize the purpose for which they are here. That the very fact that the accused have been sponsored on a scholarship by the Central Government, would demonstrate the fact that they are all people with roots and their background is vetted by none else than the Union Government. Merely on account of a perception by a group construing the alleged to be of an offensive nature, it ought not to have negated the efforts being made by the Union Government. It is sad to see that the larger perspective has been lost on account of shortsighted actions”, the Court observed.The case was then posted to April 24 at the request of the prosecution.The three accused -Basit Aashiq Sofi, Talib Majeed, and Amir Mohi Uddin Wani – have been under custody since February 17.  The Hubli Bar Association had passed a resolution vowing that none of their members would represent the accused because of their “anti-national activities”.The resolution was challenged in the High Court by a group of other advocates from different parts of the state.On February 24, a bench led by Chief Justice Abhay Oka had directed Hubli Police Commissioner to provide police protection to advocates from Bengaluru, who were desirous of representing the accused. On February 25, the advocates of the accused were assaulted, when they had approached the Dharward court seeking bail for the Kashmiri students.The resolution was later withdrawn after the Karnataka High Court came down heavily on the Association for acting against the professional ethics and constitutional duties of advocates.On March 9, Judge Gangadhara K N of the Additional Sessions Court, Hubli denied them bail observing  “The safety and security of this Country gets priority over all. We must allow the investigation agency to do its job without any body’s intervention,by considering the nature of the allegation, until completion of the Investigation, the petitioners are not entitled for the bail as prayed therein, even on any ground they are not made out of the grounds to grant the bail.”Click here to download order Read OrderNext Storylast_img read more

Film event to highlight TroyFest

first_imgSkip By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author Latest Stories Film event to highlight TroyFest “This season we have more than 200 submissions from filmmakers from every continent except Antarctica,” said Dr. John Jinright, TAC presenter chair. “This year’s TroyFest screening will be from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. on April 30 at The Studio on East Walnut Street in downtown Troy and admission is free.”A documentary, a short film and a late night feature will be shown during the Alabama Showcase beginning at 6:30 p.m. on April 30 at The Studio.“The documentary is ‘Make More off of Less,’ which is the story of the plight of the American farmer,” Jinright said. “Alabama Filmmaker Andrew Reed interviews some of our Alabama farmers that grow our food and textiles. The story they tell reveals the struggles against the economy required to make a farm profitable and the harsh realities of chemical use and crop strain development.” You Might Like Police investigate two weekend shootings Two weekend shooting incidents led to the arrest of a Troy man who was charged with attempted murder. The first… read more When the Troy Arts Council organized the Troy Film Festival in 2009, expectations were that it would become a major event of the Annual TroyFest Celebration. However, probably no one expected it to become “major” so quickly.By the year 2010, the Troy Film Festival had been renamed the Alabama International Film Festival.Now, in partnership with the Troy University College of Communication and Fine Arts, the TAC film festival now offers online screenings to students worldwide. Print Article Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… The film attempts to make the general public more aware of modern farming technologies and how difficult it is for farmers to stay in business.In the five-minute short feature, “Bottom of a Glass,” Xavier Neal-Burgin uses an endearing puppet to teach that, even after great loss, life is worth living.“‘Bottom of a Glass’ won best drama at the University of Alabama’s Campus Moviefest 2011,” Jinright said. “The film has also been accepted to the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival 2011.”Film director Burgin lives in Birmingham and attends the University of Alabama. Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Late Night Feature is a 90-minute film titled “The Man in the Maze,” which was filmed entirely in Northern Alabama by an Alabama movie production company.“This horror feature tells the story of four college students on a field trip to explore the American Indian Trail of Tears,” Jinright said. “The discovery of a burial mound unleashes an ancient curse and the result is a story with terrifying twists and turns.”The Alabama International Film Festival staff gave “The Man in the Maze” an “R” rating. Published 9:17 pm Tuesday, April 19, 2011 Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe 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

Johnson Center hosts reception for exhibiting artists this week

first_img Collections of his work include the University of North Dakota. University of Alabama in Huntsville, Mobile Museum of Fine Arts and the Wiregrass Museum of Art. Commissions of his pencil drawings, charcoal drawings and oil paintings are in private collections Barrett-Hails is a contemporary realist who specializes in oil paintings. She earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from Auburn University with a major in painting. Campbell said Barrett-Hails award-winning works depict large, colorful figures and still lifes. She has the ability to magnify the beauty of ordinary moments in time which gives her artwork wide appeal. By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “And, she likes to depict unique people in her art,” Campbell said. “Betsy said people who are unusual have a certain look about them. And, it’s as if they just happen to be at the right place at the right time for her to capture them.”Betsy Barrett-Hails’ paintings hang in the collections of Pepsi Co. Inc., Purchase, New York, the Alabama Federal, Courthouse, Huntingdon College and among many other business and private collections throughout the United States.“Jeffry Babine and Betsy Barrett-Hails are amazing artists,” Campbell said. “While they are different in their mediums and techniques, they both capture their subjects in personal ways.”Campbell invites the community to come from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and meet Babine and Barrett-Hails and learn more about their art and them as individuals.The Johnson Center for the Arts is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Admission is free. Johnson Center for the Arts is located at 300 E. Walnut St. Troy, AL 36081. The Johnson Center for the Arts is hosting an artists’ reception for exhibiting artists, Jeffry Babine and Betsy Barrett-Hails, from 6 until 8 pm. Thursday. The public is invited.“We are excited to welcome these two amazing artists to the Johnson Center,” said Brenda Campbell, JCA director. “We invite everyone who appreciates outstanding art to join us for the reception to meet and greet Betsy and Jeffry.”“Masks are required and social distancing will be observed, so come and enjoy a night of the art in downtown Troy.” Print Article Book Nook to reopen Schools see slowdown in suspected cases Pike County Schools has quarantined seven students and two employees for suspected COVID-19 cases, according to the district’s Monday update…. read more Latest Stories Skip Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are…center_img Email the author Babine has a bachelor of arts degree in paint from the University of Alabama, Huntsville and a master of fine arts degree in drawing from the University of Arizona.“Jeffry is a native of New York but resides in Alabama so we like to claim him,” Campbell said. “He has exhibited his pencil and charcoal drawings in local, regional and national art exhibitions for more than 40 years.”Babine’s work has been shown in highly acclaimed exhibitions including the 33rd Annual National Juried Exhibition at the San Diego Arts Institute, the 34th North Dakota Print and Drawing Annual and the Alabama Showcase II. Johnson Center hosts reception for exhibiting artists this week Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel You Might Like Published 7:53 pm Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarderlast_img read more