Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) Q12019 Presentation

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke)  2019 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB Bank) is a financial services institution in Kenya offering products and services to the commercial sector. The banking group offers a full-service offering for commercial and corporate clients and runs an Agency banking model. Its parent company, KCB Group, was founded as a branch of the National Bank of India in Mombasa. Grindlays Bank merged with the National Bank of India in 1958 to form the National & Grindlays Bank. The government of Kenya bought a 60% stake in National & Grindlays Bank and took full control of it in 1970; renaming it Kenya Commercial Group. It was renamed KCB Bank Kenya after a corporate restructure. KCB Bank Kenya is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the KCB Group. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

The market crash has thrown up a bargain with this FTSE 100 tech firm

first_imgThe market crash has thrown up a bargain with this FTSE 100 tech firm “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address 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.center_img Jabran Khan | Monday, 27th April, 2020 | More on: SGE 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. It is estimated that a third of Europe’s fastest growing tech firms are now based in the UK. One established UK-based tech firm is Sage Group (LSE:SGE). The software company based in the North East specialises in accounting and payroll software. In my opinion, the market crash has created an opportunity to pick up shares cheaper than usual.In 2017, Sage was recognised as the world’s third largest supplier of enterprise resource planning software. This was only behind tech super giants Oracle and SAP. With over 13,000 employees and offices in 23 countries, Sage services over 6m customers. It is also the UK’s biggest listed tech company. 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…Covid-19 & the market crashSage saw over 30% of its share price value wiped off in the market crash. With a per share price of close to 800p before the crash, the market bottom in March saw prices closer to 550p per share. For me this represents a great opportunity.A trading update at the beginning of April addressed the pandemic’s impact and the firm’s plans. Recurring revenue, which represents around 90% of its sales, was ahead of guidance, which is positive. Its processing and reporting services, which make up the other 10%, fell behind guidance and massively dropped off as March wore on, due to the pandemic.Sage’s financial position is where I am confident that it is well equipped to deal with a market crash. It has a strong balance sheet with approximately £1.3bn of cash and available liquidity. This consists of around £900m of cash and more than £400m in undrawn facilities. Sage has recently undertaken the strategy of transitioning its services to subscription and the cloud. The current pandemic has seen the adoption by businesses of cloud-based solutions and home working options. This strategy, both short and longer term, will be extremely beneficial. I feel.Crunching the numbersIn November, Sage announced full-year results to 30 September 2019 showing another good year. There was over 5% growth in total revenue, and over 10% of growth alone in recurring revenue. It said a lot of its recurring revenue was due to customers taking up subscription and cloud migrations, as part of its strategy. Growth of 16% in Northern Europe and 12% in North America is mightily impressive. Profit was down close to 9% compared to the previous year. This is not a concern for me, as Sage is currently increasing investment into its cloud strategy and growth into new territories. Sage did increase its dividend by 2.5% too, which is always good news for potential investors. It has increased its dividend year on year for the past five years.With a high recurring revenue and expansion into new territories, the omens are good. A dividend yield of near 3% is very healthy in my opinion. In addition, at its current levels, shares trade near 22 times earnings. After the market crash bottom, its current share price is near 620p per share. An enticing factor for me is that accounting software is not the type of software you change regularly. Once you start using one system or product, you are unlikely to change without good reason. With Sage’s high customer retention, its seems it is doing something right. Jabran Khan has no position in any 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. See all posts by Jabran Khanlast_img read more

Friday Funnies – Mike Tindall and his nose on A League of Their Own

first_imgFriday Apr 29, 2011 Friday Funnies – Mike Tindall and his nose on A League of Their Own It’s been a day for royalty, so sticking with that theme, here’s a funny look at England captain Mike Tindall’s recent appearance on the hilarious sports quiz show, A League of Their Own. You may have noticed Tindall and wife to be, Zara Phillips, at the big wedding earlier today as part of the royal precession. They themselves will get married in Edinburgh in June, albeit with a slightly less flash affair. Princess Anne, Zara’s mother, has given her blessing to her daughter to marry the rugged rugby player, but has asked Tindall to sort out his damaged nose first. “She’s a bit worried about how the wedding photos might turn out,” he said. After eight separate breaks he says he’s had surgery on it before, which didn’t turn out too well. “I had two metal plates inserted up my nose to keep it straight. The very next game, I was playing for Gloucester against Northampton and one of their players put in a high tackle. He pressed his thumbs on my nose and…crunch! The metal plates popped out on to the pitch. “I’m not keen to do it again.” There has been talk about the nose being in such bad condition that any operation would be an extremely complicated procedure, therefore surely something that wouldn’t be worth doing before his career comes to an end. Their big day is in two months though, so it looks like someone will need to do some serious airbrushing to the wedding photos. As you’ll see in this classic compilation of the best bits with Tindall from a recent episode of A League of Their Own, his nose comes up in conversation fairly often. There’s plenty of good banter, with some great comedians (and Freddie Flintoff), so hopefully you enjoy it.Time: 09:33 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 30 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe 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

Alliance and Leicester offer improved banking services to charities

first_img Howard Lake | 10 February 2004 | News Alliance and Leicester offer improved banking services to charities About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Community Current Account: a free current account offering a cheque book and cash facilities at the 16,500-strong Post Office network. Transactions can also be carried out by post, phone or the Internet.Community Instant Reserve Account – offering instant access and 3.60% gross on balances of £1 upwards. It is guaranteed to pay 0.40% below Alliance & Leicester Commercial Bank’s base rate. Transactions can be carried out by post, phone or the Internet (with a maximum of 10 free transactions per month).Community 30-Day Notice – a 30-day account paying 3.80% gross (minimum balance of £10,000). It is guaranteed to pay 0.20% below Alliance & Leicester Commercial Bank’s base rate. Transactions can be carried out by post, phone or the Internet, with a maximum of 10 free transactions per month.Alex Smith, Head of Deposit Accounts at Alliance & Leicester Commercial Bank, said: “Getting the most competitive rates usually means having to limit access in some way. But our improved accounts offer straightforward, guaranteed good value coupled with the convenience of banking by telephone, post, the internet and local post offices.” Charities, clubs and other non-profit organisations can now earn up to 3.80% gross on their cash reserves at Alliance & Leicester Commercial Bank.The bank says that it has simplified and improved the current account and deposit account products it offers to non-profit organisations. In addition, organisations with a minimum balance of £10,000 can earn 3.80% gross on their cash reserves.The accounts for charities and voluntary groups now comprise: Advertisementcenter_img  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Financelast_img read more

Harlequin to integrate Rapidata’s direct debit services with its software

first_img Tagged with: Digital direct debit Harlequin Software Rapidata Services plc regular giving Howard Lake | 9 June 2014 | News Advertisement Charity clients of database company Harlequin will soon be able to make use of the direct debit and online fundraising services of regular giving specialists Rapidata.Developers at both companies are working on integrating Harlequin’s CRM, fundraising and accounting software with the range of services provided by Rapidata. These include Direct Debits, eDirectDebit, card payments, online and mobile fundraising services for website donation pages, event registration and participant management, and peer-to-peer fundraising across social media.Martin Hills, Head of Business Development at Harlequin, said:“Rather than developing every service in-house, we believe it is wiser to work with well-established and trusted providers – that are specialists in their field and experienced with not-for-profits.“As well as offering essential tools for regular giving, we are particularly excited about how Rapidata will help our clients with online fundraising. For example, we are aware of an increasing demand for branded online donation pages that link to the backend CRM system – our clients will now be able to have this.”  53 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Harlequin to integrate Rapidata’s direct debit services with its software AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Battle of the Paddles Ping Pong Tournament Scores Big for Hillsides Children, Raising More Than $86,000

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * The winner of the Battle of the Paddles, Eric Duncanson, (left) poses with runner-up Nick Angelich, (right). The tournament, held at the SPIN Standard in downtown Los Angeles, raised $86,000 for Hillsides.The inaugural “Battle of the Paddles” ping pong tournament held on October 16, 2014 raised more than $86,000 for the Pasadena-headquartered charity Hillsides. The tournament itself made $43,000 and those funds were matched through a recent bequest to Hillsides from the Pierose estate upon the death of long-time Hillsides supporter Dorothy Pierose. The money will be put toward Hillsides $12 million capital campaign to improve Hillsides aging Pasadena campus.One hundred and fifty spectators and players filled the SPIN Standard ping pong club and bar in downtown Los Angeles during the hotly contested competition. Local businesses and individuals paid to sponsor one or more teams to compete in the tournament, resulting in 90 competitors who faced off against each other in singles. By the end of the evening, however, only one winner could emerge. Eric Duncanson, representing Cushman & Wakefield, took first place. The runner-up was Nick Angelich, representing CommonWealth Partners. The CommonWealth Partners team won the team competition award based on overall play, and took home the coveted “Costa Cup,” named after Hillsides Chief Executive Officer Joseph M. Costa.“We couldn’t be happier with the results of our first ping pong tournament fundraiser,” said Costa. “The money will support our capital campaign improvements that include a new and much-needed Student Center on our Pasadena campus. I want to thank the many sponsors for supporting these improvements that will include an Expressive Arts wing, gym, and an expanded recreation area.”Sixty-two children live on the Pasadena campus in Hillsides residential program. The campus provides a safe and stable environment for children who cannot live at home, have suffered trauma, or have emotional and/or behavioral challenges. The campus also houses an Education Center for children with special needs.Sponsors of the event were Aon, Allsteel, Avison Young, Brookfield, Capital Group, Caruso Affiliated, City Constructors, Inc., City National Bank, CommonWealth Partners, Cushman & Wakefield, High Lantern, Hotchkiss & Wiley, Howard Building Corporation, Kennerly, Lamishaw & Rossi LLP, Mason and Associates, Mata Construction, Edward J. Mehren III – Northwestern Mutual, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Pacific Federal, Paragon Parking, Pasadena Realty Advisors, Paul Kim, Rising Realty Partners, SM Ingredients, Inc., Tangram Interiors, Westfall Commercial Furniture, Inc., and Wolcott Architecture.Hillsides is a premier provider dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of vulnerable children, youth, and their families throughout Los Angeles County.To learn more about Hillsides capital campaign, please visit http://www.hillsides.org/capital-campaign. For more information about Hillsides, please visit www.hillsides.org. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Business Newscenter_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Giving Back Battle of the Paddles Ping Pong Tournament Scores Big for Hillsides Children, Raising More Than $86,000 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, October 30, 2014 | 11:13 am 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

Huntington Hospital Shares Resolution of Pasadena Public Health Review of “Superbug” Outbreak

first_imgCommunity News Huntington Hospital Shares Resolution of Pasadena Public Health Review of “Superbug” Outbreak From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 | 2:21 pm Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Community News Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment More Cool Stuff HerbeautyKate Beckinsale Was Shamed For Being “Too Old” To Wear A BikiniHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyLove Astrology: 12 Types Of Boyfriends Based On Zodiac SignsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Huntington Memorial Hospital today made public the results of the Pasadena Public Health Department’s investigation of an outbreak of multi-drug resistant (“MDR”) pseudomonas aeruginosa linked to endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (“ERCP”) procedures performed using Olympus Corp.-manufactured duodenoscopes at Huntington Hospital.Notably, based on laboratory data surveillance, there have been no additional cases of MDR pseudomonas aeruginosa infection linked to an Olympus scope at Huntington Hospital since the start of the Pasadena Health Dept. investigation on August 19, 2015.See a full copy of the report by clicking hereThe Olympus Corp.-manufactured duodenoscopes in question have been the subject of ongoing governmental investigations by congressional House and Senate subcommittees, and have been linked to infections at numerous hospitals nationwide.“We are fortunate to have PPHD (Pasadena Public Health Department) as a resource for our city and our patients,” said Dr. Paula Verrette, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Huntington Hospital. “We thank them for their support and assistance in confirming the underlying cause of last year’s pseudomonas cluster linked to Olympus scopes and in recommending additional actions that resulted in no new infections after August 2015. We have great sympathy for each patient and family who has been affected by this. We will continue to be in close contact with the appropriate health authorities and patients who may have been affected by these scopes or their representatives.”In the report, originally dated May 19, 2016, PPHD details the findings of its nine-month investigation into MDR pseudomonas aeruginosa infections that occurred following an ERCP at Huntington Hospital. The report includes notes from observations on August 20, 2015, and September 11, 2015, of duodenoscope reprocessing, surveillance culturing and storage at Huntington Hospital.On May 31, 2016, PPHD published an addendum to the report discussing the results of a May 20, 2016 inspection where Huntington Hospital was found to have made improvements to control measures.PPHD’s investigation began in August 2015 after HH identified a small number of patients with blood cultures positive for MDR pseudomonas aeruginosa. PPHD’s investigation was conducted in partnership with Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (“LAC DPH”) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epidemic Intelligence Service Program Office based at LAC DPH (collectively the “Public Health Team”). In addition, the Public Health Team consulted with the California Department of Public Health Healthcare-Associated Infections Program and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.The Public Health Team’s investigation included a comprehensive analysis of data from varied sources spanning six years including medical billing records, ERCP procedure logs, ERCP servicing logs, automated endoscope reprocessor logs, clinical medical records, administrative records, and pseudomonas aeruginosa culture results from patients, duodenoscopes, and environmental samples.In its investigation, the Public Health Team worked with HH to identify additional cases of infection among patients who had received an ERCP procedure, as an inpatient or outpatient, at HH between January 2013 and August 20, 2015. As a result of this investigation, 16 total cases of pseudomonas aeruginosa were traced to Olympus Corp.-manufactured duodenoscopes, including the initial three identified by HH. In keeping with its reporting protocol, HH does not comment on patient outcomes except when an express release is granted. Specific outcomes are noted in the official report from the Public Health Team.During the course of its review, the Public Health Team recommended a number of action items that HH has implemented or is in the process of implementing. HH said it welcomes feedback and recommendations from its partners and regulators.Dr. Verrette continued: “Patient safety remains our highest priority and continuous improvement is one aspect of our commitment to delivering the best possible outcomes. Under the guidance of the Public Health Team, we have implemented or are implementing requested modifications to our processes. We appreciate the hard work of the entire HH team in resolving this issue.”About Huntington HospitalHuntington Hospital, www.huntingtonhospital.com, is a 625-bed not-for-profit hospital in Pasadena, California. We are named among the top hospitals in California and nationally ranked in two specialties by U.S. News and World Report. Learn more about us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/huntingtonmemorialhospital and on Twitter at @huntingtonnews.Note: The PPHD report and addendum referenced in the above is attached in full. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Daily 4 Night’ game

first_img Facebook Winning numbers drawn in ‘Daily 4 Night’ game By Digital AIM Web Support – February 23, 2021 Facebook Pinterest Local NewsState WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest TAGS  Twitter Twitter Previous articleNo. 2 Baylor returns with 77-72 win to stay undefeatedNext articleNorris scores in shootout, Senators beat Canadiens 5-4 Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

AP HC Issues Notice On HC’s Petition To Regulate Defamatory Social Media Posts Against Judiciary

first_imgNews UpdatesAP HC Issues Notice On HC’s Petition To Regulate Defamatory Social Media Posts Against Judiciary LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK21 Jun 2020 10:20 PMShare This – xThe High Court of Andhra Pradesh has issued notice to Centre, AP Government, AP Police, Google, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp in a writ petition filed by the High Court itself seeking action against defamatory social media posts against judiciary.The petition filed through HC Registrar seeks directions to the police to take action on two FIRs, lodged on 16 April and 18…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 High Court of Andhra Pradesh has issued notice to Centre, AP Government, AP Police, Google, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp in a writ petition filed by the High Court itself seeking action against defamatory social media posts against judiciary.The petition filed through HC Registrar seeks directions to the police to take action on two FIRs, lodged on 16 April and 18 April, complaining against unknown people posting “defamatory and scandalous material” on social media platforms. These complaints mentioned comments relating to different judgments passed by the HC adverse to various decisions of the State Government. Earlier, the HC had initiated suo moto contempt action against 49 persons for allegedly posting such contents in social media.The writ petition also has sought a direction to social media platforms to “devise self regulatory framework to prohibit posting of defamatory, incriminatory and abusive contents on their respective platforms with respect to judiciary in India” and to remove all such posts/comments/tweets/videos which are the subjects of the FIRs.There is a further direction sought to direct the Union Government to frame intermediary guidelines under Section 79(2)(c) of the Information Technology Act, ‘thereby securing certain protection to judiciary’.The failure of the Central Government in taking immediate action against the social media giants with respect to the abusive contents against the HC is sought to be declared as ‘illegal and unconstitutional’.On June 16, a bench comprising Chief Justice J K Maheshwari and Justice C Praveen Kumar issued notices to the respondents to show cause as to why the writ petition should not be admitted. The matter will be next considered after three weeks.As per the petition,  of the three pillars of the State, the judiciary is the “weakest… with no ground to defend or voice its opinion”, and so, the government authorities should “act immediately” and curb the “unabated and unprecedented attack” on the high court.On May 26, the HC had issued suo moto contempt notices to 49 persons, including a Member of Parliament and a former Member of Legislative Assembly, observing that they made intimidating and abusive social media posts against judges.A bench comprising Chief Justice J K Maheshwari and Justice C Praveen Kumar had noted that the comments attributed political motives to the judges. Some of the comments were highly abusive, intimidating and life threatening, the Court observed. The Court said that there appeared to be a larger conspiracy against the judges. “The content in the video/clippings/postings also amount to contempt for trying to scandalise and lower the image of the Hon’ble Court and Hon’ble Judges”, the Court observed.Click here to download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

Search operation underway in west Donegal after car found in water

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Facebook A search operation has been launched in west Donegal after a car was discovered in the water this morning. The car was located off Bunbeg Pier this morning and a co-ordinated search involving Malin head coastguard is underway.Emergency services, including Gardai are also attending the scene.Gardai say that this is an ongoing incident at this time and no further details are available. Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Search operation underway in west Donegal after car found in water Community Enhancement Programme open for applications By News Highland – March 9, 2021 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleSeamus Coleman to return this weekendNext articleInvestigation continuing into weekend hit and run in Carrigart News Highland Google+center_img Pinterest Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more