FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) 2005 annual report.Company ProfileFBN Holdings Plc is a leading financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the commercial, corporate, investment and merchant banking sectors. The company also offers insurance products for individual and corporate clients and other financial services for merchant banking, asset management, investment and general trading, private equity, financial intermediation services, trusteeship, portfolio management and discount house services for individual and corporate clients. The Insurance division underwrites life and general insurance products and offers insurance brokerage services. FBN Holdings Limited was founded in 1894 and today operates in 874 business locations in 12 countries. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. FBN Holdings Plc was founded in 1894 and is based in Lagos, Nigeria. FBN Holdings Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchang
Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) 2017 abridged results.Company ProfileShumba Energy is a coal mining and energy development company with extensive interests in advanced energy projects in Botswana, including 4.5 billion tonnes of coal for thermal energy and exports. Shumba Energy is ideally positioned to address the chronic power shortage in the SADC region and aims to supply energy to southern African countries in a sustainable and cost-effective manner. Shumba Energy is involved in major energy projects including: Morupule South Mine Project which produces export-quality coal for local and regional industrial users; Mabesekwa Power Plant which supplies electricity to South Africa; Sechaba Project which supplies electricity to Botswana and other southern African countries; the Solar Energy Project geared to build a scalable solar power plant; and Lethlakeng Underground Coal Gasification Project with a license to explore 1 000 square kilometres for coal resources.
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This April 25 will mark two years since the infamous event that exposed the city of Flint to lead-contaminated water. On that day, Flint disconnected from Detroit Water and Sewerage and began getting untreated drinking water from the polluted and corrosive Flint River. For 18 months, city residents’ cries for help were ignored and belittled as they suffered from a myriad of health consequences and saw their children’s progress in school decline dramatically. When Flint switched back to Detroit water in October 2015, the damage was done.Flint, a majority Black city with the highest poverty rate in Michigan, is a case study in environmental racism. None other than the New York Times editorial board reached that conclusion in a March 25 opinion piece titled “The Racism at the Heart of Flint’s Crisis.” The editors cited the March 23 report by the Flint Water Task Force, appointed by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to study the crisis and its causes. While timidly avoiding the word “racism,” the task force concluded: “Flint residents, who are majority Black or African-American and among the most impoverished of any metropolitan area in the United States, did not enjoy the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards as that provided to other communities.”The same racism and anti-poor discrimination that created the Flint water crisis continues to make residents’ lives a living hell. State and federal aid, trickling in at a snail’s pace, falls well below what is needed immediately to repair the water infrastructure and provide the medical, nutritional and social support that can give Flint’s children a shot at overcoming the effects of lead poisoning.The recommendation for children under six and pregnant women to drink only bottled water remains in effect. All others are being told to drink only filtered water. The latest report from whistleblowing scientist Marc Edwards shows overall improvement in the water’s lead levels but indicates excessive levels remain in almost 8 percent of Flint homes. In other words, at least 8,000 residents are still at risk.New information shows that the water is still not safe for washing. Residents are still contracting skin rashes. Scott Smith, the chief technology officer of Water Defense — founded by actor Mark Ruffalo — stated April 9 that, until the water is fully tested for toxins that can be inhaled in an aerosolized mist or absorbed through skin contact, it cannot be confirmed safe for bathing or showering.Taxpayers foot bill for governor’s defenseThe culpability of Gov. Rick Snyder is beyond dispute. Snyder appointed and oversaw the emergency manager dictators who controlled Flint when the decision was made and carried out to hook into the Flint River. Snyder also appointed the Department of Environmental Quality officials who violated the federal Lead and Copper Rule by stating repeatedly that anti-corrosive chemicals were not needed, claiming for 18 months that the untreated water was safe. The governor’s own hand-picked task force placed primary responsibility on the DEQ itself.Snyder recently raised the ire of Michigan residents even more by expropriating millions of tax dollars for his legal defense from lawsuits filed against him by hundreds and potentially thousands of Flint residents. Now, his lawyers are claiming that a lawsuit filed by activist Melissa Mays and nine other residents is untimely. Why? Because the decision to connect to the Flint River was made in April 2014 and, therefore, the lawsuit should have been filed within six months of that decision!“There are questions of fraudulent concealment (by the governor) and I don’t think you can claim on the one hand people have not timely filed when you concealed the information that would later lead them to the danger,” Mays’ attorney rightly countered. (Detroit News, April 8)Lead poisoning throughout the U.S.Flint has put the effects of lead poisoning in the public mindset. Now, there are regular reports exposing how widespread the problem is. In many communities, children test positive for elevated blood lead at higher levels than Flint. In three cities — Atlanta, Philadelphia and Allentown, Pa. — the combined total of lead-affected children is 500,000. In Allentown, 23.5 percent of the children are affected. The rate in Cleveland, also a majority African-American city, is over 14 percent — twice that of Flint — because of the high number of older homes with lead-based paint. People on Native reservations also have a high rate of lead exposure.The consequences are devastating. A 2015 study of elementary school students in Chicago tied 15 percent of all failing grades to lead poisoning.Lead’s dangers have been known to physicians since the time of the Roman Empire. That this toxin still poses a threat to human well-being is an indictment of a system that devalues children of color and poor children, offering only a future of mass incarceration, unemployment, military servitude or low-wage jobs.The pollution of the Flint River originated with corporations, especially the auto manufacturers, that made billions off the workers’ productivity, only to abandon them once the factories became old. These polluters, along with the state, must be forced to pay for the human damage they have inflicted.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Tears for Chloe Kinsella Holding on to hope for Chloe by Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] after his 15 year-old niece’s body was taken from the River Shannon, a grief-stricken Limerick man made an emotional plea to young girls to respect life and look for help if they need it.There were heartbreaking scenes at St Munchins Family Resource Centre in Kileely last Friday as Mathew Franklin thanked those who took part in the search for his niece Chloe Kinsella whose body found six days after she went missing from her home on Kenyon Avenue in Kileely.Search and recovery divers took her body from the river at Brown’s Quay, just metres from her home shortly before midday on Friday.Addressing Chloe’s 5th year classmates from St Nessan’s Community College and the hundreds of volunteers who searched for his niece, Mr Franklin said: “Girls please, just look what’s after happening, 15 years of age, A child gone… Live your lives, just relax and be happy.“Just have respect for life and look after yourselves…. If the pressure gets to ye, just go and seek help or something. As far as we know there was nothing wrong with Chloe, it just all of a sudden came on top of her.”Urging that teenagers should be responsible about life, Mr Franklin said “if you need help, seek help, because if it gets out of hand, we’ll have another tragedy on our hands.“She was just a lovely little child. She passed my house every morning and hugged my little seven year old daughter, and now she’s gone.”Chloe’s sister Linsey, broke down as she thanked everybody who helped in the search for her youngest sister.“I never thought I would be seeing this day,” the 23-year-old wept.“Chloe, I was waiting for you to come home or even ring my phone”.“Thanks to everyone who helped to find her. She never knew how much she was really loved.”Local Sinn Fein Councillor Maurice Quinlivan, who helped co-ordinate some of the searches, paid tribute to the local community and the hundreds who helped in the search.“Sometimes this community doesn’t get the best of publicity but, from what I saw this last week, we are definitely the best community in the whole country,” he said.Teenage girls wept openly as Chloe’s sister was comforted by relatives and friends at St Munchin’s Community Centre from where all of the weeklong searches were co-ordinated and where volunteers were offered support and refreshments.Superintendent Daniel Keane, of Henry Street Garda Station, who led the operation, also paid tribute to what he said was a “great community who stood steadfast in their support for the Kinsella family”“I want to thank you genuinely for the help you have give to An Garda Siochana in relation to the help you have given over the past six days.”“You are a brilliant community your numbers here today and your numbers over the past five days have proved that,” he added.Supt Keane also thanked the numerous agencies including Limerick Marine Search and Rescue, The Irish Coast Guard, Killalloe and Mallow Coast Guard, Irish Search Dog Specialists from Cork and the Abbeyfeale District Search and Rescue who were involved in the six day search.Praising the strength of the local community Fr Tony O’Riordan, from Corpus Christi Parish in Moyross said it was hard to find words to explain what happened but he urged those gathered to support one another and not be overwhelmed by the sadness of what had occurred.Chloe’s body was taken from the scene to University Hospital Limerick where a post mortem was carried out. Gardai do not suspect foul play.The 15-year-old is survived by her parents Shirley and Kevin four sisters and four brothers.This is the second time tragedy has visited the Kinsella family. In 2004, their youngest daughter Sophie died from a heart illness aged just four years old.Homily TAGSchloe Kinsella WhatsApp Linkedin Twitter NewsA lesson for life from Chloe’s tragic deathBy Staff Reporter – October 9, 2013 760 Email Print Previous articleMorrissey’s guitarist in conversation and in the mix in LimerickNext articleCAB auction Limerick criminal’s Rolex on eBay Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Mother’s warning after Chloe’s tragic death Final journey to her resting place for young Chloe Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
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Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – September 16, 2013 Google+ WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest WhatsApp Irish motorists are still using their phones while driving, despite the risk of an accident and penalty points.That’s according to a new survey by AA roadwatch, which found that almost 80% of drivers witness someone using a mobile phone while driving at least once a day.However less than 17% of road users admitted to calling or texting at the wheel.You’re four times more likely to crash if you use a phone while drivingAnd Arwen Foley of the AA says both men and women are guilty of it…[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/08arwe1.mp3[/podcast] Irish motorists are still using their phones while driving Previous articleParents urged to sign up for new anti-bullying trainingNext articleScottish woman arrested in Peru to plead guilty News Highland Twitter Facebook Twitter Facebook Google+ News 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North
News Updates[Order 23 Rule 3] Statements Recorded Before Court Hold Equal Sanctity As A Written Instrument Of Compromise: P&H HC [Read Order] Akshita Saxena20 Oct 2020 12:42 AMShare This – x”Statements recorded before a Judicial Officer in a Court of law cannot be said to have lesser sanctity then an instrument of Compromise drawn outside the Court attested by some Oath Commissioner/Notary Public or any other authority,” held the Punjab and Haryana High Court recently. The observation was made by Justice Gurvinder Singh Gill while dismissing a Revision Petition filed by…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”Statements recorded before a Judicial Officer in a Court of law cannot be said to have lesser sanctity then an instrument of Compromise drawn outside the Court attested by some Oath Commissioner/Notary Public or any other authority,” held the Punjab and Haryana High Court recently. The observation was made by Justice Gurvinder Singh Gill while dismissing a Revision Petition filed by a tenant, against the order of compromise passed by the Appellate Authority under the Haryana Urban (Control of Rent & Eviction) Act 1973. The ruling reaffirms the legal position that if a counsel representing a party makes a statement towards compromise, then the party would be equally bound by it. Background The case pertains to suit against eviction proceedings initiated by the Respondent-landlord. In the proceedings for eviction before the Rent Controller, the Petitioner (tenant) was directed to clear rent arrears. This order was assailed by the Petitioner before the Appellate Authority which ultimately recorded a compromise between the parties. Significantly however, the Petitioner redacted from his statements the very next date and moved an application seeking disposal of his appeal on merits. He submitted that he was “allured” into making a statement qua compromise by his counsel and the landlord. The aforesaid application was, however, dismissed by the Appellate Authority, and the present proceedings were commenced against such dismissal order. Arguments The Petitioner-tenant submitted that although the Respondents claim that the matter stood compromised but in fact there was no “written instrument” regarding compromise brought on record. He also submitted that he was tricked into making a statement of compromise by way of allurement and collusion of counsel but the said statement was withdrawn on the very next date of hearing before the same could be acted upon and that in these circumstances it cannot be said that there was any valid compromise amongst the parties. Reliance was placed on Gurpreet Singh v. Chatur Bhuj Goel, 1988(1) SCC 270, where by the Supreme Court interpreted Order 23, Rule 3 (Compromise of Suit) of CPC and held that the requirement of a written compromise is mandatory. The Respondents-landlords on the other hand submitted that a statement made by a party or by his counsel in a Court of law “cannot be brushed aside lightly”. It was argued that in judgements delivered by the Supreme Court subsequent to Gurpreet’ Singh’s case (supra), it is held that not only a statement made by the party towards compromise can be accepted but even a statement made by counsel on behalf of his client is to be duly honoured and accepted. Findings The Court found merit in the Respondent’s submission that a statement made by a party towards compromise in the Court cannot be said to be having lesser sanctity than the compromise entered into outside the Court before some Oath Commissioner/Notary Public or before any other authority. It held, “A certain sanctity is attached to a statement made by a party in the Court and it has to be presumed that the same was recorded voluntarily. In case a party is permitted to wriggle out of such statements by conveniently raising some frivolous allegations against his counsel or against opposing counsel, then it will virtually lead to mockery of the Court.” In fact, the Bench took note of the Apex Court’s decisions subsequent to the Gurpreet Singh’s case, where it was held that a judgment or decree passed as result of consensus arrived at before court can also be also a “judgment on admission”. In Jineshwardas (D) through LRs & Ors. v. Jagrani & Anr., 2003(11) SCC 372, the Top Court had held that a counsel could compromise a dispute on behalf of his client and that the decree that followed could be the result of a consensus arrived at before the Court and that consensus may not necessarily be a compromise or settlement and adjustment and the same, in a given case, could be a judgement on admission. In yet another case i.e. Pushpa Devi Bhagat (D) through LR v. Rajinder Singh & Ors., 2006(5) SCC 566, where a tenant during the course of ejectment application agreed to vacate the premises by a certain date and the trial Court recorded statements of both the counsel and thereafter passed a consent decree which was later challenged by the tenant, the Supreme Court held that statements recorded by the Court will amount to a compromise in writing. The High Court observed, “The position of law, as discerned from the above referred judgments of Hon’ble Supreme Court, leaves no manner of doubt that a statement made by a party or by his counsel towards compromise which is taken down in writing is as good as a written compromise and would satisfy the requirements of Order 23 Rule 3 CPC, particularly as regards the provision in Rule 3 which was inserted by way of amendment in the year 1976 i.e. “in writing and signed by the parties”.” It clarified, “Perhaps the only exceptional circumstance under which a party may be able to wriggle out from a statement made by him in the Court or by his counsel could be wherein he is able to establish that such statement was made by way of fraud or deception. Even in such a case he would ideally be required to file a suit for getting such order/judgement/decree set aside on the basis of alleged fraud by specifically pleading as well as by leading cogent and convincing evidence to establish such fraud.” In the case at and even though the Petitioner had alleged his counsel of collusion with the opposite party, the Bench observed that there was nothing on record to suggest the same. “Had the petitioner really been sanguine about his stand regarding collusion of his counsel, then it remains unexplained as to why he did not take any other action against his counsel. There is nothing to show that the petitioner had ever filed any complaint in the Bar Council regarding the alleged fraud and collusion by his counsel. It is very convenient for any party to level such kind of allegations against his counsel when he wishes to wriggle out of any such situation which does not suit him,” the Court remarked sternly. Case Title: Lachhman Dass v. 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