Grant Thornton reports 40pc surge in annual pre-tax profit

first_img KCS-content Monday 18 October 2010 8:24 pm Share Business and financial adviser Grant Thornton yesterday said annual pre-tax profits grew by 40.2 per cent to £77.6m following its merger with Robson Rhodes and a period of restructuring and cost-cutting.In the year to 30 June the firm’s revenue rose 0.4 per cent to £379.7m. Advisory revenue grew 11.1 per cent to £151.2m but Assurance revenue was down by 6.2 per cent to £135.5m and Tax by 4.8 per cent to £93.0m.Chief executive Scott Barnes said Grant Thornton’s profitability and cash position had created a platform for growth as the firm emerges from the difficult economic environment. Grant Thornton’s strategy is focused on acquisitions to build on its organic growth. This week it acquired litigation support consultancy Legal Inc for integration into its forensic practice.“Our overall performance has been excellent in these conditions. We acted earlier than some others and this is reflected in our 40 per cent growth in pre-tax profits for the year and, against the backdrop of the recession, we have done well to maintain our overall level of revenue,” Barnes said. “We need to increase our profitability further but this was the start I was looking for in my first full year leading the firm.” Grant Thornton reports 40pc surge in annual pre-tax profit Read This NextThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Rose’s last hurrah at Rolls as it posts rising revenue

first_img More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Rose’s last hurrah at Rolls as it posts rising revenue Share whatsapp whatsapp Thursday 10 February 2011 8:48 pm 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 PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”Wanderoamautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comcenter_img ENGINE-MAKER Rolls-Royce reported a four per cent rise in underlying annual pre-tax profit to £955m yesterday, and told investors most of the costs linked to last year’s A380 engine problems have been dealt with. The results announcement was the last for chief executive Sir John Rose, who retires next month and will be replaced by former Ahold boss John Rishton. “The view for 2011 is that we’ll continue with good growth in underlying profit, supported by services growth in the civil aerospace and marine sectors,” said Rose yesterday. Revenues rose six per cent to £11.1bn, and the firm raised its final dividend 6.7 per cent to 9.6p. Operating profits fell slightly as £56m costs linked to the A380 engine, which malfunctioned on a Qantas plane last year, were absorbed.PROFILE | SIR JOHN ROSEAT the end of yesterday’s analysts’ briefing on the Rolls Royce results, Sandy Morris of RBS, the doyen of the aerospace sector, stood up and gave a vote of thanks to Sir John Rose, one of British industry’s iconic figures. Applause from the 60-odd analysts present followed. It was a fitting tribute to a man who has led the company as chief executive since 1996 and whose reign has in the main been an outstanding one.True, the last few months of Sir John’s tenure were marred by the failure of the group’s Trent 900 engine on an Airbus plane, but as industrial catastrophes go this was a manageable one, if there can ever be such a thing. Mercifully there were no human casualties related to the failure and after a few days of unhelpful headlines the group has come out the other side with its reputation intact. This was no BP-style disaster.Under Sir John’s stewardship Rolls-Royce became a truly global player, with an order book that has grown from £7.6bn in 1995 to £58.3bn now and a share price that has grown from 188p to 645p.One would imagine the government will be keen to use Sir John’s services as it strives to find a convincing growth strategy for the UK economy. Business Secretary Vince Cable speaks of Sir John’s “huge contribution”. At Rolls, he will be a hard act to follow. David Hellier Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Survey identifies fundraising training needs

first_imgSurvey identifies fundraising training needs  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A recent survey of heritage organisations in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK reveals that the most popular fundraising capacity needs in relation to accessing private funds are support to develop the case for support and a fundraising strategy.The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) research into the capacity building needs of heritage organisations surveyed organisations throughout the UK, over 30 of which were in Northern Ireland.Survey respondents identified long term mentoring and in-house bespoke training courses as the most popular method of building fundraising capacity. Consultancy, group training sessions delivered by an expert, bench marking (including visits to other organisations) and peer learning were also listed as important. Advertisement Help in making the ‘ask’ was frequently mentioned by survey participants, as was developing leadership skills of organisation Boards.The least popular methods of support were national events and conferences and accredited training courses. Local events and conferences were also not popular, as were online resources such as ‘how to’ videos.HLF has set up a number of funds under its Catalyst programme to increase fundraising capacity of heritage organisations. 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. Howard Lake | 5 May 2013 | Newslast_img read more

Boston school bus drivers vote in fired union leaders

first_imgTeam Solidarity activists win Local 8751 election by landslide.WW photo: Team SolidarityBoston — In a stunning victory, the militant, fighting rank and file of the Boston school bus drivers’ union, United Steelworkers Local 8751, voted in the full slate of Team Solidarity candidates, led by four illegally fired leaders, on the union’s Executive Board.The April 30 election was the largest voter turnout in the history of the local and resulted in an unprecedented landslide vote by more than 3 to 1 for the Team Solidarity ticket. The membership sent a clear message to Veolia/Transdev, the union-busting school bus management company, as well as to Boston Public Schools and Mayor Marty Walsh, that they will fight and win a just contract and the rehiring of their leaders. They will also unite with the communities they serve to struggle for Equal Quality Education.The new executive board-elect of the 850-strong union, whose members are largely Haitian, Cape Verdean and African-American, includes President Andre Francois, long-time chief steward; Vice President Stevan Kirschbaum, a founder of the local; Treasurer Georgia Scott, veteran of the 1965 Civil Rights battle on Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala.; Financial Secretary Steven Gillis, the outgoing vice president and benefits administrator; Recording Secretary Claude “Tou Tou” St. Germain, a Fanmi Lavalas activist; Grievance Committee members Garry Murchison, a three-term past president, Frantz Mendes, two-term president, and Richard Laine; Trustees Frantz “Fan Fan” Cadet, Fred Floreal and Judy Long; Guide Chantal Suffrant Casimir; Guards Adriano Barbosa and Ludnay Pierre; and Accident Review Committee members Jerome Samir Stanley, Kathy Moore and Robert Salley. Murchison led the local’s last five-week strike in 1991, which ended with a 48-hour occupation of the mayor’s office.Veolia illegally fired Francois, Gillis, Kirschbaum and Murchison in November 2013, following a company-ordered, police department-enforced lockout on Oct. 8, 2013, which occurred after the local requested an emergency meeting. The lockout occurred in the midst of a three-month fight with the new company over wage theft, its refusal to honor the drivers’ long-standing contract and Veolia’s illegal demand — because it’s in violation of the contract — made the day before, that even 40-year veteran drivers must file new hire applications.A small clique of business-minded, company-inspired opponents, including the current president — who bowed out during the election campaign — tried to turn the membership against Team Solidarity’s fighting slate. They bombarded members with the message: “Don’t vote for the people who were fired. They won’t do you any good.”The climax of year-long bargaining over a new concessionary contract was the company’s divisive campaign that included pushing a “final” proposal with no amnesty for the fired leaders and using false “retro-pay” payroll documents produced by management. But the members voted for the new board based on their personal experience with Team Solidarity’s leaders, who have filed hundreds of their grievances, administered and defended their benefits, and fiercely fought for them and the union’s survival during the nearly two years since Veolia and the mayor’s office began their union-busting assault.Campaign intensifies to reinstate the fourIn the campaign’s final week, opponents led a barrage of red-baiting, vicious lies and attacks on the union’s political work. The day of the election, the company copied and its collaborators handed out an article from a Zionist website with photos of Kirschbaum and Gillis that linked their support for Palestinian rights with the Boston Marathon bombing.The company stoogies attacked the active support of Team Solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement and political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal; for their solidarity with Cuba; for their opposition to every imperialist war from El Salvador and Nicaragua in the 1980s to Afghanistan, Iraq and Yemen; and for traveling to Venezuela, Colombia and Haiti in support of workers and socialist movements fighting U.S.-sponsored coups and death squads.Nevertheless, Kirschbaum and Gillis, two well-known socialists, had the backing of the membership. The vote for them and the whole slate of revolutionary-minded candidates is a barometer of Local 8751’s general class consciousness. It is, in a much smaller arena, analogous to socialist labor leader Eugene Debs getting a million votes for U.S. president while in jail for opposing World War I. And it brings a tremendous surge of rank-and-file power to the fight against Veolia and its austerity-driven sponsors.“The air-pressure needle reads like a tornado is coming,” Gillis said of the workers.The union is now intensifying its battle to get the four leaders reinstated. Thousands of leaflets are being distributed throughout Boston, asking people to call Mayor Walsh and demand that he order their rehiring by Veolia — which changed its name to Transdev in the wake of publicity over its international union-busting actions and its infrastructure support for the brutal occupation of Palestine.The mayor’s vendor contract with the company gives the city the sole authority to settle all grievances. Walsh can order the immediate reinstatement of the four with full back pay.With this election, Team Solidarity has moved from an opposition faction within the local to become the governing body-elect, with a clear mandate to carry forward its militant fightback program.In addition to demanding the rehiring of the leaders, the local now will intensify activities to unite with the communities against the Boston Public School’s massive budget-cutting campaign and raise demands for Equal Quality Education for BPS’s predominantly students of color. The mayor’s appointed School Committee has voted austerity that calls for closing schools, further privatization through charter school expansion, cutting back summer programs for at-risk youth and nutritional offerings systemwide, kicking middle school students off school buses, as well as reductions in union staff and services throughout the system.Two-year battle with VeoliaVeolia, a Paris-based global conglomerate, took over management of Boston school bus transportation on July 1, 2013. Despite signing an agreement to honor all terms and conditions of United Steelworkers Local 8751’s existing contract, the company soon violated nearly every article regarding wages, benefits and working conditions. In August 2013, the Steelworkers filed 18 unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board. And on Oct. 7, the company tried to force the drivers to fill out new hire applications.A critical moment in the battle with Veolia began on Oct. 8. At 5 a.m. that morning, the drivers reported to work and demanded a meeting with the company to discuss the company’s total failure to honor the union contract. Veolia’s top management and Boston school administrators were for the first time on site at the bus yards before sunrise. Management refused to meet for hours and then called in the police, locked the gates and evicted the drivers and City Councilor Charles Yancey, threatening them all with arrest for trespassing.The workers’ request for a meeting was legally protected union activity and the company’s lockout was a violation of the contract and federal law. Veolia then falsely alleged that the members had gone on a wildcat strike, a claim that was trumpeted by former Mayor Thomas Menino, the BPS administration and the Boston media. Veolia then singled out and fired the four union leaders.Team Solidarity immediately launched an intense campaign to rehire the four and get a just contract. It held near-weekly picket lines and seven Solidarity Day rallies that turned out thousands of union and community supporters, including the Massachusetts AFL-CIO and the Steelworkers International. After a rally and drivers’ break room briefing June 30, 2014, the date of the contract’s expiration, Veolia managers and the Boston Police Department concocted frame-up felony charges against Kirschbaum, including breaking and entering, trespassing, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.For eight months Team Solidarity mobilized support for Kirschbaum, holding pack-the-court rallies, national call-in days to the district attorney and mayor, and weekly bus yard rallies. Team Solidarity’s defense team exposed the absurdity and political motivation of the perjured charges during a three-day trial, and on March 5 a jury returned a unanimous verdict to acquit Kirschbaum after only 10 minutes of deliberation.During the trial, the prosecutor — whose closing arguments were scripted verbatim by Veolia’s attorney — asked a union member if Kirschbaum did a good job fighting for the membership. She replied, “Perfect.”Witness after witness conveyed the uncompromising, relentless commitment of the local. This union has fought for the membership and stood in solidarity with every movement for justice since its formation in the 1970s, when it was on the front lines opposing school segregation and defending students of color from years of violent, racist attacks.Milt Neidenberg, a decades-long steelworker, Teamsters retiree and ally of Local 8751 since its founding, told Workers World: “Local 8751’s fight against Veolia and Boston’s power structure is part of a growing, increasingly active, broadening labor movement, such as the national strikes by low-wage workers from Walmart to McDonald’s demanding $15 and a union. Veolia is one of these global giants, whose primary business tactics specialize in union busting as essential to its drive to lower workers’ pay [in order] to increase corporate profits and stockholder dividends, which for the 1% now dwarf many nations’ economies.“Veolia low-bids while promising governments a hired gun to privatize transportation, energy, water and environmental resources and waste management,” Neidenberg continued. “That’s why Scott Walker, Wisconsin’s ‘Right to Work’ governor and Wall Street’s Republican presidential nominee, just entered talks with Veolia to privatize his state’s water supply. The results are everywhere war with the unions and service cutbacks and rate hikes for the public. Local 8751’s historic electoral sweep for Team Solidarity, a mandate for social unionism, points to the promising potential for waging a successful workers’ counter-offensive. It’s time for all to step up to their defense and win a victory for all.”In the U.S. transportation field alone, Veolia has attacked rapid transit unions in San Francisco — where two replacements were killed on the tracks during two Veolia-forced strikes in 2013 — as well as Pensacola, Fla.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Baltimore; Denver; Seattle; Racine, Wis.; and smaller cities from coast to coast. Amalgamated Transportation Union International President Larry Hanley termed that “a path of destruction” and “management train wreck” in his June 2013 report on Veolia. Now is the time for the militant social unionism of Local 8751 to be taken up around the country. Their victories show the power of militant resistance.To join the fight, call Mayor Walsh today at 617-635-4500, and go to and “Team Solidarity — The Voice of United School Bus Workers” ( on Facebook.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Bay Area protest demands ‘Close the camps, abolish ICE!’

first_imgSan FranciscoNov. 14 — If today’s demonstration is any indication, the Bay Area immigrant rights movement holds both Republican and Democratic Parties responsible for inhumane U.S. detention camps and deportations and won’t stop until all camps are closed and ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) is abolished.Chanting “Joe Biden heed our call, now’s the time to free them all,” several hundred people marched from Union Square through the Tenderloin to the San Francisco Federal Building.The Free Them All Coalition marches in San Francisco, Nov. 14.   WW phtoto: Judy GreenspanThe protest was organized before the elections under the call: “No Matter Who Wins — Close the Camps and Abolish ICE,” and despite the election results the action did not stray from that theme. The protest was organized by the Free Them All Coalition, which includes the Committee to Close the Camps and Free Our Children, DSA chapters San Francisco and East Bay, Party for Socialism and Liberation, No Justice Under Capitalism and Workers World Party.At the Union Square, speaker after speaker lambasted both the Trump administration and President-elect Biden for anti-im/migrant policies such as the kidnapping of migrant children and their placement in cages as well as the forced sterilizations of migrant women in a Georgia detention center. All agreed that the immigration system was broken before Trump was elected president and that militant action was needed by the entire progressive movement to support im/migrants in the U.S.Rosa Carranza, a TPS (Temporary Protective Status) holder and activist with the National TPS Coalition, expressed her concern for the hundreds of im/migrant children who have been stolen from their families. She laid the blame for this policy on the Obama administration, which built the cages and on Trump who is using them. “Both administrations are guilty,” she said.Speakers called out serious human rights abuses in U.S. prisons and jails and demanded that the criminal injustice system “Free Them All.”The march stopped at a halfway house run by GEO Group, a major private company managing ICE detention centers. Malik Washington, a current resident of the Tenderloin halfway house and the new editor of the SF Bayview newspaper, expressed the solidarity of the prisoners’ rights struggle with the fight for justice for im/migrants.At the Federal Building, demonstrators sprayed stenciled words on the street and sidewalk demanding an end to the camps, cages and inhumane conditions of im/migrants. The coalition has vowed to continue its efforts to both close the camps and abolish ICE.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Ear Quality could be Northwest Indiana Harvest Issue

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Ear Quality could be Northwest Indiana Harvest Issue grain-quality-a-concernNorthwest Indiana hasn’t had a perfect road to crop development this year but when harvest begins at full throttle, maybe a week to ten days from now, yields will be better than conventional wisdom thought earlier in the summer.“It’s fair to say I think that folks, depending on where they’re located, results can kind of be all over the board, but I think most folks are going to experience an above average kind of a harvest this year,” said Kirby Bacon, a technical agronomist with DEKALB-Asgrow. “I think things by and large look pretty good.”He told HAT the early yields reported have been promising, although very little harvesting is underway. He said there are enough issues with this crop of soybeans and corn that timing for combines in fields will be critical.“No question about it. We did have conditions that were conducive to a lot of pathogen outbreak, so things like root rots or stalk rots in corn, and some of those have transitioned into some grain rot or ear rot challenges in corn. So that’s my biggest concern today. I think yields are going to be good. They’re going to be pretty solid for most folks, but I think grain quality might be an issue in quite a few of these fields along with that later season stalk quality.”He recommends you be sure and prioritize fields by scouting them and looking for lodging and stand-ability challenges.“If things are in great shape then you can plan for that. If by chance you find that you’ve got some challenging stalk quality issues developing out there, then it allows you time to prioritize those fields where maybe you have more challenging issues than others.”But overall, Bacon is confident yields will actually go above average in the northwest part of Indiana this year. By Andy Eubank – Sep 16, 2016 Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleFarm Groups will keep Watchful Eye on Merger ProceedingsNext articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter Ear Quality could be Northwest Indiana Harvest Issue SHARElast_img read more

Concern about increasing threats to media diversity and pluralism

first_img Organisation October 27, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Concern about increasing threats to media diversity and pluralism New Malaysian ordinance threatens very concept of truth Malaysian cartoonist Zunar facing possible sedition charge again News News Receive email alerts February 22, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Malaysia MalaysiaAsia – Pacific Newscenter_img Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about the Sin Chew media group’s near monopoly of the Chinese-language press in Malaysia after its owner, billionaire businessman Tiong Hiew King, got control of the public-listed Nanyang Press Holding Berhad, which publishes Chinese-language dailies Nanyang Siang Pau and China Press, and a staple of magazine titles.“Malaysia’s low position (92nd) in the Reporters Without Borders world press freedom ranking for 2006 is due in part to the concentration of the media in the hands of pro-government businessmen and the fact that this fosters self-censorship,” the press freedom organisation said.“We join the Writers Alliance for Media Independence, the Civil Rights Committee and the Centre for Independent Journalism in expressing concern about the implications of the Sin Chew group’s expansion for news diversity,” Reporters Without Borders said.“We hail Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s honesty when saying in an interview for CNN on 14 October that, ‘the main press self-censor but other little ones… print all sorts of things,’ and we call on parliament to liberalize the Printing Presses and Publications Act while introducing anti-monopoly clauses,” the organisation added.Media concentrationThe most important press group, Media Prima, used to be owned by the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), the main government party. Today it is partly owned by the Malaysia Resources Corporation Berhad, which has close links with the party and the government. Media Prima includes the leading English-language daily, The New Straits Times, and the second Malay-language newspaper, Berita Haritan, as well as Malay Mail, Harian Metro and Shin Min Daily News. Media Prima also owns four terrestrial TV stations.Tiong’s Sin Chew group already owned two daily newspapers: Sin Chew Daily and Guangming Daily. Through acquiring a 21 per cent stake in Nanyang Press Holding, it gained control over Nanyang Siang Pau, although it has registered a loss of 6.3 million ringgits (1. 37 million euros), and its sister publication China Press. Both newspapers have in recent years become the mouthpiece of the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA), which is part of the ruling coalition.It was the MCA that sold Tiong his 21 per cent stake while retaining 23 per cent for itself. The MCA’s new president, Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting, is very close to Tiong and together they control nearly 45 per cent of the paper.Nanyang Siang Pau’s only Chinese-language rival is Oriental Daily News, owned by the estate of the late businessman Lau Hui Kang. Despite a promising launch in 2003, most of its staff has been replaced and it routinely practices self-censorship in its coverage of Malaysian affairs.The other Chinese daily, Kwong Wah Yit Poh, is a regional newspaper restricted to the northern states in Malaysia.Tiong’s main business is timber and he is said to have amassed one of the 20 largest fortunes in Southeast Asia. He also controls the Hong Kong-based daily Ming Pao and the weekly Yazhou Zhoukan, and he has let it be known that he intends to build a Chinese-language press empire.Repressive legal arsenalThe 1984 Printing Presses and Publications Act, which covers newspapers, books and foreign publications, leaves it to the discretion of the internal security ministry to grant and revoke newspapers’ publishing licences. The 1948 Sedition Act, a hangover from the British empire, is vaguely worded, punishing “seditious tendencies… inciting hatred or contempt for the government, administration or justice… provoking discontent among subjects, hostility between races and classes… (and) questioning the articles of the constitution concerning language… (and) the sovereignty of rulers.”The 1972 Official Secrets Acts allows the authorities to classify almost any administrative matter as secret, and to arrest and hold without a warrant anyone “suspected of acting in a manner likely to prejudice Malaysia’s interests… until proof to the contrary.” Finally, the Defamation Act was used to sue almost every newspaper and TV station in 2000 and 2001.These four laws place considerable curbs on the media’s coverage of domestic affairs and result in a very high level of self-censorship. Record fine for Malaysian news site over readers’ comments March 17, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en Help by sharing this information to go further MalaysiaAsia – Pacific January 29, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Sadhbh takes a seat on dad’s memorial

first_imgTwitter Email No vaccines in Limerick yet Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Breaching the gender barrier at UL WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSfeaturedRoibeárd Thornton Memorial-Janssen ScholarshipUL University of Limerick appoints first ever woman president of an Irish university Previous articlePedal for Pieta 100 cycleNext articleAsthma risk in Limerick classrooms Staff Reporter University of Limerick came out on top at this years Smedia Awards 29.08. 2017. REPRO FREEA new scholarship, the Roibeárd Thornton Memorial-Janssen Scholarship, was launched at the University of Limerick, named in memory of Dr Roibeárd Thornton, a graduate of the University. Dr Thornton, who had been working with Janssen Pharmaceuticals in Cork for over 4 years, had just returned to Limerick with his family when he was tragically killed in a car crash in January 2016.Pictured at the Roibeárd Thornton Memorial-Janssen Scholarship was 2 year old Sadhbh Thornton daughter of Dr Roibeárd Thornton.A special seat using rock from the family land of Dr Roibeárd Thornton, was commissioned by his UL science family and brought to campus as a permanent reminder of his gentle soul. It is positioned close to Plassey House overlooking a grass valley with the River Shannon in view. Picture: Alan PlaceSadhbh Thornton daughter of Dr Roibeárd Thornton. Picture: Alan PlaceEnjoying the ‘family seat’ was the order of the day for a little girl whose late dad’s memory is now written in stone as our picture shows 2-year-old Sadhbh Thornton enjoying a rest on her dad’s seat.A new scholarship, the Roibeárd Thornton Memorial-Janssen Scholarship, was launched at the University of Limerick, named in memory of Dr Roibeárd Thornton, a graduate of the University. Dr Thornton, who had been working with Janssen Pharmaceuticals in Cork had just returned to Limerick with his family when he was tragically killed in a car crash in January 2016.A special seat using rock from the Thornton family land was commissioned by his UL science family and brought to campus “as a permanent reminder of his gentle soul,” a university spokesman said. It is positioned close to Plassey House overlooking a grass valley with the River Shannon in view.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Pictured are Sarah Hartnett, UL Foundation, Scholarship recipient, Niamh Phelan, Dr. Jakki Cooney, Dept. Biological Sciences, UL and Dr. Patrick Sheehy, Janssen. Facebook Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Advertisement Linkedin NewsSadhbh takes a seat on dad’s memorialBy Staff Reporter – September 1, 2017 2469 Printlast_img read more

[Breaking] Delhi HC Stays Broadcast Of Sudarshan TV’s Show Communalising UPSC Recruitment Of Muslims [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates[Breaking] Delhi HC Stays Broadcast Of Sudarshan TV’s Show Communalising UPSC Recruitment Of Muslims [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK28 Aug 2020 4:16 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court has stayed the broadcast of a show of Sudarshan News channel allegedly based on “infiltration of Muslims” in the Civil Services, on a plea filed by students of Jamia Millia Islamia. The stay order has been passed by a single-Bench of Justice Navin Chavla in an urgent hearing.The Central Government Counsel appearing for the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting,…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 Delhi High Court has stayed the broadcast of a show of Sudarshan News channel allegedly based on “infiltration of Muslims” in the Civil Services, on a plea filed by students of Jamia Millia Islamia. The stay order has been passed by a single-Bench of Justice Navin Chavla in an urgent hearing.The Central Government Counsel appearing for the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, on instructions, submitted that several complaints were received by the Ministry against the program proposed to be telecast by Sudarshan TV and that it has issued notice to it. The notice issued to the channel stated : “1. This Ministry has received several complaints regarding a programme which is proposed to be broadcast on Sudarshan News TV from 28.08.2020 at 8.00 PM. In the promo of the proposed programme which is viral on Social Media Platforms, Shri Chavhanke for Sudarshan TV News Channel is raising concerns how people of a particularly community have suddenly increased in IAS and IPS cadre, etc. 2. You are therefore, requested to clarify on the above in context of the Programme Code enshrined under Cable Television Network Rules, 1994 by return mail.” In this circumstance, the single bench of the Delhi HC proceeded to stay the telecast of the program, which was scheduled at 8 PM today.  Advocate Shadan Farasat for the petitioners had sought prohibition of the proposed broadcast of a program titled “Bindas Bol” on Sudarshan News, scheduled to be aired at 8 pm today, allegedly containing content that may defame, attack and incite hatred against Jamia Milia Islamia, its alumni and the Muslim community at large. As per the Petitioners, they have seen the trailer of the show, anchored by journalist Suresh Chavhanke, in which Mr. Chavhanke has openly engaged in hate speech and defamation against students of Jamia Milia Islamia and the Muslim community. The petitioners submitted the show claims that the success of Jamia Milia Islamia students in the Civil Services examination 2020 represents a “conspiracy to infiltrate the civil service by Muslims”. It was submitted that Mr. Chavhanke has “openly incited his target non-Muslim audience by fear-mongering that “jihadis” or terrorists from Jamia Milia Islamia would soon hold positions of authority and power like that of Collector and Secretary.” It was contended that the proposed broadcast along with the trailer violates the programme code set out under the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, read with the Cable Television Networks Rules 1994. The proposed broadcast and trailer also constitute hate speech and criminal defamation and is an offence under Sections 153A (1), 153B(1), 295A and 499 of the Indian Penal Code. “The proposed broadcast, if allowed to go ahead, would present a clear and present danger to the security of the Petitioners, as well as that of other students and alumni of Jamia Milia Islamia including those who cleared the Civil Services Exam in 2020, as well as the Muslim community at large, and would leave them open to the imminent threat of violence, including the possibility of lynching. This would amount to an extremely egregious violation of the right to life and personal liberty guaranteed to the Petitioners under Article 21 of the Constitution,” the Petitioners contended.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

TMSC Founders Day Concert Sunday at FUMC

first_img Pi Kappa Phi holds carnival for special needs students The brothers of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity at Troy University wanted to make a good thing better. And, if… read more The Troy Music Study Club Founders Day Benefit Concert featuring the Troy University Concert Chorale will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church in Troy. The public is invited.The Troy Music Study Club was founded in 1905 and is affiliated with the National Federation of Music Clubs and the Alabama Federation of Music Clubs.The Troy Music Study Club’s annual Founders Day Concert honors the founders of the local music study club and the founders of all federated music study clubs around America that promote and support American music, performers and music education. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits TMSC Founders Day Concert Sunday at FUMC Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Concert Chorale is a 37-voice ensemble open by audition only. Members represent a wide variety of majors and they perform chamber, classical, traditional and contemporary choral literature. Published 3:00 am Friday, February 23, 2018 Sponsored Content Print Article Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen The singers will spend five days and four nights in New York City, spending many hours in rehearsal for the DCINY performance.To defray the costs of travel and lodging, the Concert Chorale members have launched a fund-raising drive to cover the estimated $60,000 it will take to cover the total costs of the performance. Amanda Ford, Troy Music Study Club member, said the Founders Day Concert is a wonderful opportunity for the community to hear the Troy University Concert Chorale in concert before the group heads to New York City’s Carnegie Hall in May where they will premiere a new multi-movement work by conductor and composer Eric William Barnum.Diane Orlofsky, Concert Chorale conductor, said the Troy University choral group will present their recently commissioned piece “Evensong” as well as several other arrangements in connection with the Distinguished Concert International New York’s (DCINY) performance of “The Music of Eric Barnum.”“Being invited to perform in Carnegie Hall is a tremendous honor,” Orlofsky said. “It truly is a benchmark for Troy University and for our choral program. The opportunity to have our students work with Barnum and to perform in one of the world’s greatest concert halls, which itself represents excellence and musical achievement, is a privilege and a thrilling opportunity.” You Might Like Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf 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 HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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