Virgin looks to businesses for growth

first_img whatsapp Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Thursday 17 February 2011 8:14 pm CABLE-to-entertainment group Virgin Media yesterday reported quarterly revenue figures of £1bn, up from £941.3m a year ago, predicting strong growth from its business services division in the year ahead.Virgin chief executive Neil Berkett said the order book for business data services was up 40 per cent from a year ago and he said that growth in this area would be faster than the consumer area.In the consumer space the group said it attracted 17,100 net new cable customers in the fourth quarter ending December 31 and that cable average revenue per user rose 4.9 per cent to £47.51 in the fourth quarter from £45.28 a year earlier. Its total number of cable homes stands at 4.8m, still well down on that of its main competitor BSkyB.Sanford Bernstein said in a research note it sees “significant opportunity in coming years” for the group. The broker has an ‘outperform’ rating and target price of 2,500p on the stock. The stock has risen 79 per cent over the past 12 months.Although Berkett described Virgin’s relationship with BSkyB as “as good as it ever has been” there are still tensions, not least over the launch of Sky’s prized new US import channel Sky Atlantic.Virgin is not showing the channel, tempting some of its customers to switch to Sky. Berkett said that he had not been able to agree a price with his rival for “a single channel which is completely unproven.”Berkett said his offering had its own advantages, such as video on demand and faster broadband speeds. He also said that Virgin had reduced its prices for Sky Sports following a regulatory ruling last summer but it had not passed all the savings on to its customers, choosing to boost its margins. Virgin looks to businesses for growth whatsapp More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Share KCS-content last_img read more

Camelot Ghana Limited ( Q32013 Interim Report

first_imgCamelot Ghana Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Camelot Ghana Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Camelot Ghana Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Camelot Ghana Limited (  2013 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileCamelot Ghana Limited is a security printing company involved in the design, processing, printing and finishing of security print orders, business forms and documents and identity products. The company provides a service to governmental departments, financial institutions and multi-national organisations. Security stationary issued by Camelot Ghana Limited ranges from cheque books and banker’s drafts to share certificates, dividend warrants and lottery tickets. The company produces continuous and cut sheet stationary for insurance company forms, optical character recognition (OCR) forms, pre-prints for laser printers, listing paper and airline boarding passes. Company printing solutions range from magstripe encoded cards to UV cured cards, access control cards and ID cards. Government printing solutions for range from council tax forms to utility billing cards, electoral ballot papers and revenue collection tickets. Subsidiaries of Camelot Ghana Limit offer services ranging from holograms, holosealing, embossed hotfoiling to watermarked cheque paper, chemically-sensitive security paper, solvent sensitive inks, tri-thermochromic inks and microtext printing. Camelot Ghana Limited services governments and institutions in Togo, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Benin, Côte d ´Ivoire, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. The company headquarters are in Accra, Ghana. Camelot Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

I like Rolls-Royce stock for these two reasons

first_img Jay Yao | Tuesday, 27th October, 2020 | More on: RR Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I like Rolls-Royce stock for these two reasons Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img 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. Jay Yao 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. 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. Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) stock hasn’t done well in 2020. Given that jet engines make up a big part of Rolls-Royce’s overall business, the company has lost a lot of money as many airlines have faced financial difficulties given Covid-19. 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…Given its weakened financial condition, Rolls-Royce’s management has also had to resort to a dilutive equity rights issue as one method to strengthen the balance sheet. While the company undeniably still faces some difficult headwinds, I nevertheless think there are a few signs that shares could recover for long-term inventors. Here are two of them. China air travel rebounding quicklyI think one potential reason for a positive surprise for Rolls-Royce is that air travel in China has rebounded rather quickly. China is one of the few large economy countries that has successfully contained the coronavirus through a mix of intensive testing, contact tracing and stringent measures such as lockdowns. Due to the lack of fears over the coronavirus, China’s GDP has quickly rebounded and air travel in the country has rebounded faster than many had expected. According to the Civil Aviation Administration of China, the country’s September domestic passenger numbers rebounded to 98% of the levels in last year’s corresponding period. Meanwhile, the September number of domestic flights in China was actually higher than the corresponding period last year. I think the fact that China’s air travel has rebounded so quickly to near pre-Covid-19 levels is good news for Rolls-Royce. Not only will China be a huge customer for jet planes in the coming years, but also the development could be good news for the air travel industry outside China. After all, if air travel in China could recover faster than anticipated, then it could happen outside of China. In terms of those air travel expectations, I would argue that they’re pretty low right now, which one can see by the fact that many aerospace stocks are still down.Debt offeringI believe another reason for optimism over the stock is that Rolls-Royce recently raised debt at a lower than expected rate according to many estimates. Specifically, in October, the company raised £2bn in debt with coupons between 4.625% and 5.75%. Of the debt issued, an euro-denominated debt issue ended up more than 0.6 percentage points lower than what was initially offered. Having a lower than expected cost of debt is important because it gives Rolls-Royce more runway to make it through the pandemic. I think raising more money at a lower than expected cost also improves sentiment. Now that it has raised billions, Rolls-Royce is in better position to make it past the difficult time. If the company can make it past the pandemic, i think there’s good potential upside given the long-term growth prospects of air travel and the industry’s limited competition.  Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Jay Yaolast_img read more

Buena Vista / Shaun Lockyer Architects

first_imgSave this picture!© Scott Burrows Photography+ 56 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Buena Vista / Shaun Lockyer ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBuena Vista / Shaun Lockyer Architects Year:  Photographs Houses Manufacturers: Intergrain, Lysaght, PGH BricksSave this picture!© Scott Burrows PhotographyText description provided by the architects. Buena Vista is a small, economical but provocative family home sitting high on a ridge in inner-city Brisbane. This is house is about the abstraction of an economically built “brick & tin” house in a suburban context which looks to challenge local vernacular and the domestic paradigm.Save this picture!© Scott Burrows PhotographyConceptual FrameworkThis house is about the abstraction of an economically built “brick & tin” house in a suburban context which seeks to challenge the local vernacular. Conceived as a single story, trussed roof, brick veneer house from a cost perspective, the house has simply been “lifted” to take advantage of city views while very economically creating additional space on the ground plain in the under croft (used for car collection, services and outdoor accommodation). The elevated living spaces and bedrooms enjoy cooling summer breezes and panoramic views with near optimal orientation. Conversely, the thermal mass, heavily insulated brick envelope with substantial north glazing allows for comfortable winter living. The low maintenance materials and robust finishes palette deliver a tactile and enduring aesthetic which is loosely inspired the more industrial aspirations of the clients. The planning, while specific to the current owners, is capable of repurpose for a more traditional brief for a possible future owner. A small building footprint allows for generous outdoor/ garden space to prevail which will mature in the years to come and complete the living environment and architectural concept.Save this picture!© Scott Burrows PhotographySave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Scott Burrows PhotographyThe clients wanted a robust, industrial inspired home that suited their longer term needs. They were focused on building an engaging home that addressed their own specific lifestyle and not a “generic” interpretation of market expectation. A strong focus on study and reading gives rise to the “pod” on the western edge of the house that also contains the “quiet space” in the form of a city viewing mezzanine. The outcome is an economical, challenging, quality, well-built home that also offers a sense of joy about how simple materials might be used in a different way.Save this picture!© Scott Burrows PhotographyThe use of brick and tin is what defines this house and is both an obvious response to context (as this is what whole suburb is made of) while simultaneously subversive in its application (with regards to the format and reinterpretation). This choice of material repackages the local vernacular so as to address our client’s brief but also a broader architectural dialogue. The house attempts to reinterpret the vernacular in a sustainable, relevant and engaging way while avoiding referential mimicry that is all too often demanded from the local planning schemes.Save this picture!© Scott Burrows PhotographyThe concept from the outset was to conceive of a “single story” house with all of the core spaces at the first level (living and sleeping). By “lifting” the house created a substantial “free area” in the under croft which accommodates the outdoor living and car workshop (part of the brief). A mezzanine loft in the roof space of the study area affords respite and city views for the owners. The car workshop has also been designed in such a way that it can be repurposed for a future living room scenario offering longer term flexibility.Save this picture!© Scott Burrows PhotographyThis is a simple house but one that is crafted by a group of people that cared at every level. By aligning brick layers, sheet metal workers, joiners, sub-contractors and the clients, standard components were somehow “made special”. Equally, the involvement of the engineers from the outset allowed us to plan the structural strategy to employ standard components and limit the use of steel (which saved dollars). The landscape, when completed and will add the necessary softness and shadow that the concept anticipates. We really wanted to demonstrate how a great outcome can achieved with a big agenda on economy.Save this picture!SectionThis project is our greatest success with regards to cost. This house is effectively a brick veneer, slab on ground, trussed roof house with aluminium domestic windows. This strategy meant that we created the financial bandwidth within the budget to selectively embellish elements of the design to deliver a quality and bespoke outcome with parts that are otherwise standard in principal. At just over $2300/m2 this is the most economical house we have ever built against our office average of $3360/m2 (meaning that it cost 32% less). The house was also built on time without any cost variation!Save this picture!© Scott Burrows PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessWOXSEN / Designhaaus SolutionsSelected ProjectsAIA Selects Top 10 Most Sustainable Projects of 2017Architecture News Share CopyAbout this officeShaun Lockyer ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCoorparooAustraliaPublished on April 19, 2017Cite: “Buena Vista / Shaun Lockyer Architects” 19 Apr 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Australia CopyHouses•Coorparoo, Australia Architects: Shaun Lockyer Architects Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Area:  211 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily 2015 Projects Photographs:  Scott Burrows Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Buena Vista / Shaun Lockyer Architects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY”last_img read more

Three new trustees appointed to Lloyds TSB Foundation

first_img Tagged with: Funding Recruitment / people The Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales has appointed three new trustees to its board of 12.Janet Bibby, chief executive of The Coalfield Regeneration Trust, and Alan Leaman, director of corporate affairs at the Association of British Insurers, took up their positions on 1 January 2008. Rosemary Stevenson, a freelance consultant following senior roles at DFID, will join them from 1 July 2008.The Foundation supports charities that help disadvantaged people to play a fuller role in communities across England and Wales.Trustees were sought with board level experience in the public, commercial and voluntary sector who would reflect the Foundation’s geographical spread and the diverse communities that they  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Three new trustees appointed to Lloyds TSB Foundation Howard Lake | 29 April 2008 | News 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Tahoe ski resort faces lawsuits after avalanche killed skier

first_imgLocal News Facebook TAGS  Pinterest Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 23, 2021 Previous articleSheppard Mullin Expands Corporate Practice in Los AngelesNext articleWestlake Portfolio Management Services Over $300M In New Portfolios In 2020 and Plans to Expand into Different Markets in the New Year Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Tahoe ski resort faces lawsuits after avalanche killed skier Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more

Opportunity Knocks

first_img Al Freedman is CEO of First Freedom Preservation (FFP), where he oversees all aspects of FFP, a property renovation and preservation company that manages and services bank-owned, HUD, and real-estate owned properties. Freedman founded FFP in 2008 on the philosophy of “do it right the first time.” The more lenders, banks, and brokers Freedman worked with, the more he realized that the biggest service FFP provided its clients was the ability to sell REO properties faster and for more money—often before the renovations were complete. Freedman leads a staff of 70 full-time, licensed employees who complete renovations and upgrades and perform repairs and regular maintenance to restore the homes to a marketable condition. He is also a member of the Five Star Academy, a leading source of online education for the lending industry. Home / Daily Dose / Opportunity Knocks The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, News, Print Features The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Tagged with: Marketing networking Social Media Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Al Freedman October 26, 2018 1,705 Views Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Marketing networking Social Media 2018-10-26 Staff Writer  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Opportunity Knocks Editor’s Note: This feature originally appeared in the October issue of DS News. It is always a tricky balancing act when it comes to the inventory level brokers have versus the number of properties they are working on. How many is too many and how many can you effectively manage? If you subscribe to the theory that you need to keep the funnel of your sales pipeline full as you work on the properties at hand, you might find yourself working 60-hour weeks, looking for new business while keeping tabs on the current challenges of live projects.The time to look for new business, new clients, and new projects should be the next moment after you start working on your current project. With today’s market dominated by low inventory, it adds additional stress, knowing that you need to be creative and think outside of the box when bird-dogging and trying to uncover new business, properties, and business relationships.Stand Out With Direct Mail Thinking outside of the box also involves diversifying from what you have been doing in the past. If you are a staunch advocate of never dealing with homeowners, you need to change that mindset. It might even take you down the path to consider creating a marketing campaign through email or direct mail to let the audience of homeowners know that you are also an expert in working with them. If you are open to staging a marketing campaign, consider direct mail.Direct mail has lost some of its allure in recent years, surpassed by email marketing as the latest and greatest way to communicate and attract attention. Now that everyone is being bombarded with emails, what was old can be new again with direct mail. You can create an attention-getting campaign by sending physical promotional material, such as a USB drive with your logo on it, to a prospective or existing client in the hopes of showcasing your skills to secure their business or nurture an ongoing relationship.The message points in a direct-mail campaign should include relevant information or an offer to entice recipients to respond. If you don’t want to use a promotional product, think about directing the recipient to your website to download an article that would be of value to them. It could be on the housing market or how to enhance your home for sale, and it could also showcase the benefits of working with you by providing a list of what you bring to the equation. With a direct-mail campaign, you should use the list of your current clients and also look into purchasing or researching a list to send to new prospects.Leveraging Networking Groups When inventory is down, you need to market yourself even harder to become the individual who is top of mind with as many asset management companies as possible within your geographic area. Set up a schedule for yourself to complete applications and even update your applications with asset management companies. Research outlets such as national and local banks to give your information to the individuals who can consider you.Don’t be afraid to get involved with networking groups to get your name out there. Most metropolitan areas will have chapters of the following networking groups:» Business Network International» U.S. Chamber of Commerce» Sales & Marketing Executives International» Kiwanis International» Rotary International» Toastmasters InternationalJumpstart your networking activity by reading Keith Ferrazzi’s book, Never Eat Alone. This quick read will take even seasoned networkers to the next level. Ferrazzi writers that he “discovered early in life, what distinguishes highly successful people from everyone else is the way they use the power of relationships—so everyone wins.” The book covers everything from “Managing the  Gatekeeper” to “Turning Connections into Compatriots.” Remember—if you are invisible, you are not memorable.Get the Most out of Conferences Whether you and your company plan to exhibit at a national or regional tradeshow, or just plan to attend and walk the show, it costs you time and money. If you want you ROI to be worth it, follow these important steps.1. Determine your objectives. Who do you want to connect with? What booths do you want to visit? Make a game plan.2. Contact those individuals or companies to see if they can have breakfast, coffee, or dinner with so you can start building a relationship.3. Create your own event at the conference by reserving space at a restaurant or the conference hotel for a business dinner with critical individuals whom you want to target. It can be drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres or an informal meal.4. Figure out which breakout sessions would be the most beneficial to attend.5. Practice a 30-second “elevator speech,” giving brief info on who you are and what value you bring to your business relationships.6. Is there an opportunity to position yourself as a speaker at the event? Contact the show organizer to see if someone has dropped out of their lineup and provide a strategic overview of the subject-matter expertise you could present. If you are too late for the current conference, find out who you need to connect with to be considered as a speaker for the next one. The chance to showcase yourself as a presenter will be a tremendous boon for your brand and your business.7. Don’t forget to follow up with the individuals you connected with during the conference. It might take a few months to get them to give you a “sale,” but you will be filling your pipeline funnel and no doubt working on value for your ROI for the time and money spent.Collaborate With the Competition What is that saying? “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” Well, that philosophy could work to your benefit if you are connecting with peers within your field who are doing businessin another geographical area.Perhaps they are doing business with a national bank that has outlets in your area. By asking for an introduction through your competitor, it could be the “foot in the door” that you need to gain more business, or at least have that bank recognize the value and skill set you could bring to them.In return, there may be contacts in your backyard that could translate to an introduction for your new friend in another city. You can play it forward by doing an introduction for them via the solid relationship you have and asking them to give you the name of the person to contact in the other city. You may have to go the extra mile and ask your contact to do an email introduction with your person’s name.Social Media as a Marketing Tool Many individuals see Facebook, Twitter,  Pinterest, and other social-media networks as hobbies, useful for sharing information with their families and friends on non-work related topics. Some professionals also use social media, including LinkedIn, as a marketing tool to post information they wish to share on the housing market, new insights on homes, banking, and other topics. You can also share articles you write on how you solved a challenge with a client or a new way to approach what seemed like a no-win situation until you came up with an awesome solution.Positioning yourself as a subject-matter expert who is also seeking collaboration and commentary from your contacts can be very rewarding as you try to expand your business. People like to work with individuals who are open with information that also helps them in their careers. If you are positioned as an expert in your field, it is likely that people who need your expertise will connect with you.Looking for new opportunities in a low inventory market is never easy. All of the suggestions above require time, energy, money, and some of your blood, sweat, and tears. The alternative is to keep doing what you are doing and hoping, expecting different, better results. That is the very definition of insanity. 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“Religious Rights Of Muslim Community Infringed”:Allahabad High Court Orders To Stop Encroachments On Kabaristan By Ant-social Elements

first_imgNews Updates”Religious Rights Of Muslim Community Infringed”:Allahabad High Court Orders To Stop Encroachments On Kabaristan By Ant-social Elements Sparsh Upadhyay19 Jan 2021 7:53 AMShare This – x”Every citizen has an equal and inalienable right as any other citizen for living peacefully, without fear of antisocial elements and for enjoying religious freedom”, observed the Allahabad High Court last week while issuing some directions in a plea seeking necessary action against illegal encroachment/damage made to a Kabristan (Muslim graveyard) situated in District Kaushambi of…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?Login”Every citizen has an equal and inalienable right as any other citizen for living peacefully, without fear of antisocial elements and for enjoying religious freedom”, observed the Allahabad High Court last week while issuing some directions in a plea seeking necessary action against illegal encroachment/damage made to a Kabristan (Muslim graveyard) situated in District Kaushambi of Uttar Pradesh. The Bench of Justice Jayant Banerji and Justice Sanjay Yadav further observed “Wherever, the High Court has reason to believe that fundamental and Constitutional rights of citizens are threatened, Article 226 of the Constitution of India vests sufficient powers to intervene and issue necessary directions.” The matter before the Court The petitioners filed the instant public interest litigation seeking directions to the State of Uttar Pradesh, Ministry of Revenue Affairs, District Magistrate, Kaushambi & Sub Divisional Magistrate, Chayal, Kaushambi, to take necessary action against illegal encroachment/ damage made by the respondent nos. 4 to 8 and associated persons on a particular Kabristan [situated at plot no. 193 area 0.3880 hectares situated at Village Boonda, Pargana & Tehsil Chayal, District Kaushambi]. A further prayer was made seeking a mandamus directing the respondents not to interfere in the peaceful construction of the boundary wall of the Kabristan. It was stated in the plea that the private respondents have opened the doors of their houses on the Kabristan side and are using middle of the Kabristan as a road and now they are raising a constructed road in the middle of the area. During the enquiry, the petitioners and other signatories to the statement stated that on the land of the Kabristan, the road which was being customarily used was being reinforced with cement concrete from the funds of the District Panchayat which road is being used by the petitioners for taking ‘Tazias’, etc. and for daily passage. Additionally, it was admitted that road is being customarily used by the villagers on a daily basis regarding which the petitioners have no objection. Importantly, the petitioners’ demand was only that the villagers stop their movement over the Kabristan land and a boundary wall be made from the funds of the Government for protecting the same so that in future no dispute arises regarding any encroachment. Court’s observations When the standing counsel sought to urge that the petitioners have an alternative remedy under Section 133 of the Code of Criminal Procedure and so this Court may not interfere, the Court said that it could not close its eyes to the ground realities. Importantly, the Court said, “This Court is of the opinion that the customary and religious rights of the Muslim community of village Boonda are being threatened and infringed by the acts of certain persons encroaching on the aforesaid kabristan.” Under the circumstances, the petition was disposed of with the following directions: Steps shall be taken forthwith by the District Magistrate, to stop any encroachment over the aforesaid Kabristan by the private respondents or their associates. Any vandalism or attempts to vitiate the communal harmony by the private respondents or their associates shall be dealt with promptly by the Inspector Incharge of the police station concerned. The Court directed the Senior Superintendent of Police to ensure compliance. A boundary wall with proper gates for the aforesaid kabristan on plot no.193 aforesaid shall be allowed to be constructed by the petitioners, after demarcation being done by the revenue authorities forthwith, and no one should be permitted to create any hindrance in its construction. Caretakers of the kabristan belonging to the Muslim community shall be entitled to lock its gates. The District Magistrate shall ensure compliance. No part of the plot no.193, over which the kabristan exists, would be used as a road by the general public for passage through the kabristan. Lastly, the Court directed that compliance of the order be reported to this Court by affidavit/s within a period of three months. The matter has been listed for further hearing on 17.4.2021. Case title – Mohammad Shahid And 2 Others v. 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Covid cases at LUH fall to 13

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp The number of patients with a positive Covid 19 test at Letterkenny University Hospital has fallen to 13.It’s the lowest the figure has been since November 1 last year and compares to a figure of 101 a month ago.Four people with Covid are currently being treated in the hospital’s ICU.The latest figures come on the same day that Donegal’s five day rolling average of daily cases fell to 14. Previous articleDonegal 1 of 4 counties with lowest Covid cases todayNext articleGovernment hoping Leaving Cert plans can be agreed today News Highland Pinterest Google+center_img Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – February 16, 2021 Facebook Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Google+ Homepage BannerNews Covid cases at LUH fall to 13last_img read more

USU Football To Host Family Fun Day August 18

first_imgJune 25, 2018 /Sports News – Local USU Football To Host Family Fun Day August 18 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Per a Monday announcement, Utah State’s 13th annual Aggie Football Fun day is slated for August 18.The event will be on Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium with the fun for fans starting at 11:00 am MDT.This commences with a special State of the Aggies event at the West Stadium Center Champions’ Club.At this event, USU football coach Matt Wells, men’s basketball coach Craig Smith and Utah State vice president and director of athletics, John Hartwell will provide an update on the football and men’s basketball programs as well as the Aggies’ athletic department at large.The south concourse hosts games and activities at 1:00 pm MDT while Utah State’s football team will conduct a situational scrimmage at 2:00 pm MDT.For this event, both the south and west gates of Maverik Stadium will be open and all seating is general admission.For Aggies fans who would like to purchase season tickets at this time, the south ticket office at Maverik Stadium will open at 1:00 pm.Fans may also purchase mini-season plans and single-game tickets at this time.After the scrimmage, fans can get autographs from their favorite Aggies as well as participate in on-field activities. Brad James Tags: Aggie Football Fun Day/Craig Smith/John Hartwell/Matt Wells/Maverik Stadium/Season Tickets/USU Footballlast_img read more