Ecobank Ghana Limited (EBG.gh) HY2010 Interim Report

first_imgEcobank Ghana Limited (EBG.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the half year.For more information about Ecobank Ghana Limited (EBG.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ecobank Ghana Limited (EBG.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ecobank Ghana Limited (EBG.gh)  2010 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEcobank Ghana Limited is a financial institution offering banking products and services for the consumer, commercial, corporate and investment sectors. The company provides banking solutions for government departments, financial institutions, multi-nationals, international organisations, small- and medium-sized enterprises and individuals. Ecobank Ghana Limited offers an extensive product offering; ranging from current and savings accounts to business accounts, term deposits, personal loans, mortgage loans, microfinance and business loans. Ecobank Ghana Limited also offers financial solutions for value-chain financing, short-term and mid-term finance and trade finance as well as investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, structure and project finance, capital market services, wealth and asset management, securities brokerage, custodial services and electronic banking services. Ecobank Ghana Limited is a subsidiary of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated. Its headquarters are in Acca, Ghana. Ecobank Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Stock market crash: a once-in-a-lifetime chance to buy cheap FTSE 100 dividend stocks?

first_img Image source: Getty Images. Stock market crash: a once-in-a-lifetime chance to buy cheap FTSE 100 dividend stocks? Royston Wild | Thursday, 18th June, 2020 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I’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. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Phrases like ‘once in a lifetime’ and ‘can you afford to miss’ are thrown around like confetti nowadays. It’s easy to dismiss such comments as hyperbole in the context of the recent stock market crash. Diving equity markets are nothing new, right?You only need to wait several years before a major macroeconomic or geopolitical event occurs. One that causes investors to panic and sell everything in sight. But all of that being said, I believe the recent market crash has created a wealth of investment opportunities too good to overlook. In my opinion, some of the selling following the Covid-19 outbreak has been quite extraordinary.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…Water way to investWhat doesn’t make sense is the abundance of safe-haven shares. Those whose operations will be largely immune from the coming economic storm but have collapsed in price during this latest crash. That’s panic for you, I suppose. The impact of plummeting investor confidence is often non-discriminatory.There’s plenty of defensive shares which, although bouncing from the troughs ploughed during the recent stock market crash, continue to trade at a meaty discount to pre-crisis levels. Let me give you some examples.It’s clear why United Utilities Group should be able to weather the worst of a downturn in the UK economy. And keep growing profits. Our need for electricity and water doesn’t change according to economic and political circumstances. Rising customer debts can be expected. But, for the most part, revenues should continue flowing in as usual.Yet this FTSE 100 share lost around a quarter of its value during the worst of the market crash. It also continues to trade at a 10% discount to the two-decade peaks struck in February. This leaves it carrying a prospective 4.5% dividend yield.More great buys following the market crashTelecoms operators like Vodafone Group share the same qualities as the power and water suppliers. Their operations are a bit more cyclical in that we can theoretically do without a phone, unlike those other services.But few of us will willingly hand over our mobiles without a fight. Still, Vodafone has dropped almost a fifth of its value following the stock market crash. And this results in the Footsie firm wielding a huge 6.3% forward dividend yield.The market crash has also been unkind to the BAE Systems share price, a firm whose yield sits at 4.7%. This blue-chip’s stock is exactly 20% lower from three months ago. Yet there’s little chance the upcoming global recession will damage its profits over the medium-to-long term.Theoretically, nations will scale back their defence spend to reflect their contracting economies. But, in practice, it’s unlikely the US and UK will be reducing their military spend. It might seem a lifetime ago following more recent events, but don’t forget the US was involved in military action in the Middle East at the start of 2020. Concerns over Chinese and Russian expansionism continue to rumble on in the background too. As does the so-called war against terror.The FTSE 100 is packed with opportunity for investors who love cheap, dividend-paying shares. I reckon it’s time to go shopping for some of these big-cap bargains. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

Prince Harry marks 18th birthday with commitment to voluntary work

first_img 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. Howard Lake | 9 September 2002 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Prince Harry is marking his forthcoming 18th birthday with a series of voluntary work activities.Prince Harry will celebrate the week of his 18th birthday by getting involved in charity projects working with homeless people and hospital patients. The Daily Telegraph reports that he is keen to remind the public of his late mother’s commitment to the less popular charitable causes.Read Prince Harry comes of age with charity work to mark Diana’s legacy by Andrew Alderson at The Daily Telegraph. Advertisementcenter_img  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Prince Harry marks 18th birthday with commitment to voluntary worklast_img read more

Students lead campaign against Confederate statue at University of Mississippi

first_imgOxford, Miss., March 9 — A home-grown, student-led campaign delivered four powerful body blows to racism here at the University of Mississippi during the first week in March.UM’s Graduate Student Council Senate, Associated Student Body Senate, Faculty Senate and Staff Council all voted “yes” to removing an infamous Confederate statue from its central place on campus. These four organizations make up UM’s shared governance. The Staff Council represents over 2,000 people, ranging from custodial workers to the university registrar.The GSCS resolution included a clause denouncing white supremacy. The vote by senators in ASBS, representing undergraduate students, was unexpectedly unanimous, which evoked applause and celebratory tears. Almost 58 percent of student comments received by ASBS supported removing the racist statue.The university, founded in 1848 by white plantation owners as an alternative to sending their sons to abolitionist-influenced Harvard or Yale, has been nicknamed “Ole Miss,” a reference to a plantation owner’s white wife.The Confederate statue, erected in 1906, was part of a nationwide white-supremacist propaganda campaign launched after the Civil War and emancipation of enslaved African people. The statue has been a rallying point for the Ku Klux Klan and other racist groups, including in 1962, when segregationists gathered there to oppose integration of UM by Black U.S. military veteran James Meredith.White rioters attacked the dormitory where Meredith was staying and set fire to the military car of a U.S. Army general and staff, who barely escaped with their lives. Two people were killed and 300 injured. Ralph Eubanks, African-American UM graduate and former director of publishing at the Library of Congress, commented to The Daily Mississippian that when he was a student, his mother did not want to come to campus. She said, “I can’t look at the Lyceum [directly behind the statue] without seeing blood running down the steps.” (March 7)‘Now they are woke’The campaign against the statue was initiated by Students Against Social Injustice, part of United Students Against Sweatshops, a U.S. student-led worker association.SASI President Quay Williams, an African-American sophomore from the Mississippi Delta, commented to WW, “The campus is awake because we’ve been fighting for a while against the racism of the statue. Now they are woke.”Emrys Gill told WW that the campaign included many strategy meetings, appointments with the administration, marches last April and November and a spirited Feb. 23 protest. SASI organizer Gill is a white sociology major from Jackson, Miss.The Feb. 23 march opposed white supremacist groups The Hiwaymen and Confederate 901, who began their rally that day at the statue with a prayer of thanks to enslaving plantation owners. The counterrally, organized by the Black Student Union, SASI and other groups, drowned them out with anti-racist chanting.A turning point in the struggle came the night of Feb. 23. As the national anthem played at an at-home UM college basketball game with the University of Georgia, seven UM players knelt in protest. Six were African-American and one Latinx.They were the first UM student athletes in any sport to protest during the anthem and the first-ever such protest by basketball players at a major university since sports protests against racism began in 2016 with NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s actions.‘We will not stop’With the athletes’ action, the campaign for removal picked up steam. Student organizer Williams commented that the Feb. 23 white-supremacist rally also called the question as to what side people were on: “If they didn’t vote for removal [on the resolution], that would show them as more obviously in support of racists.”The four resolutions go now to UM’s interim chancellor, who will likely send the issue to the board of trustees for Mississippi higher education.As for next steps, organizer Gill emphasized, “For the University of Mississippi — students and everybody — the statue is not down yet. The votes are a necessary step, but we are not finished. We will not stop until the construction crew shows up and takes down the statue.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

American Coalition For Ethanol Says E15 Another Step Closer To The…

first_img The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), a national advocacy association for the U.S. ethanol industry, today praised the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its decision to approve E15 health effects testing, a necessary step before the new fuel can be registered and ultimately made available to marketers. Home Energy American Coalition For Ethanol Says E15 Another Step Closer To The Consumer SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Feb 17, 2012 ACE Executive Vice President Brian Jennings says the decision makes E15 another step closer to the consumer. “Americans are paying record high gas prices for this time of year and E15 could save drivers 12 to 15 cents per gallon versus straight gasoline.  The sooner E15 emerges on the market, the sooner consumers will be able to choose between expensive and pollution-causing gasoline, and E15, a homegrown source of clean-octane at a remarkably affordable price,” Jennings said. ACE Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty says the fuel will likely be available soon at most retail stations. “E15 has been tested and re-tested by EPA and DoE, and is proven safe for cars and light trucks that were manufactured in 2001 and later.  Most fuel retailers can store and pump it through existing tanks and lines, and while some local regulations may still have to be changed to accommodate E15, pumps and dispensers have to pass tests using 15% ethanol to gain UL approval.  The major manufacturers warranty many of their pumps up to 15% ethanol.  This is about consumer choice.  No stations have to sell E15, and drivers don’t have to buy it – but we are confident they will,” Lamberty said. Facebook Twitter Previous articleE15 Clears Final EPA Regulatory Hurdle for Moving to MarketNext articleE-15 Clears Final EPA Hurtle Gary Truitt American Coalition For Ethanol Says E15 Another Step Closer To The Consumerlast_img read more

Radio reporter is target of death threats, grenade attack

first_img Organisation June 5, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders condemns a grenade attack last night on Voice of America correspondent Diane Nininahazwe, the latest target of the threats and attacks that are forcing more and more journalists to flee to neighbouring countries, especially Rwanda.Nininahazwe had just arrived at her parents’ home when the grenade was thrown and exploded in their plot of land, shattering windows but causing no injuries.“These attacks on media personnel, which are designed to silence the few journalists still courageously working in Burundi, are absolutely intolerable,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa desk.“How can the government claim that all is back to normal when such attacks happen every day? The deafening silence from the authorities in response to these attacks is tantamount to an endorsement. How can this situation be regarded as favourable for holding elections?” News Four Burundian journalists complete 12 months in arbitrary detention News BurundiAfrica October 21, 2020 Find out more Nininahazwe was the target of threats in the days prior to yesterday’s attack, when she went to the northwestern province of Bubanza to cover reports of kidnappings, looting and livestock theft in the Gihanga area.After interviewing members of the public, she was prevented from seeing the municipal administrator. Police said she needed accreditation from the provincial governor before doing any reporting. After doing a live report by phone, she received threatening messages on her return.“Others may have escaped death but you will not,” one of the messages said.Many journalists have being getting such threats and around 50 have fled to neighbouring countries including Rwanda.Journalists organizing in exileA handful of the journalists in Rwanda recorded a broadcast yesterday for the Burundian population that was the first of its kind. It was recorded at the studios of the Isanganiro Star, a Rwandan radio station, and was broadcast by six Rwandan stations, some of which can be received in Burundi, Radio France Internationale said.Pierre Claver Nyankuru, the journalist who presented the programme, said it could be heard in “six provinces in the north and west.” Nyankuru used to work for Radio Bonesha, which has been closed since 14 May, like all of Burundi’s privately-owned radio stations.The one-hour Kirundi-language broadcast addressed the situation in Burundi ahead of the elections planned by the authorities. “Everyone expressed their views, it was a very balanced broadcast,” Radio Bonesha director Patrick Nduwimana told RFI. “We had comments from the Election Commission, the ruling party and the opposition.”The journalists involved plan to produce a similar one-hour Kirundi-language programme every two weeks with aim of informing both the public in Burundi and Burundians in exile. News BurundiAfrica Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalistscenter_img June 26, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio reporter is target of death threats, grenade attack Reports The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa November 27, 2020 Find out more Photo: Diane Nininahazwe / IWACU Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Burundi Receive email alerts RSF_en to go furtherlast_img read more

SOL Global Investments Corp. Finalizes Divestitures of Securities in Bluma Wellness Inc.

first_img Twitter Local NewsBusiness Twitter SOL Global Investments Corp. Finalizes Divestitures of Securities in Bluma Wellness Inc. Facebook Previous articleJefferson carries Green Bay over Northern Kentucky in OTNext articleAirlines push White House to reject testing for US flights Digital AIM Web Support TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 12, 2021– SOL Global Investments Corp. (“ SOL Global ” or the “ Company ”)(CSE:SOL) (OTCPK: SOLCF) (Frankfurt:9SB) announces that it transferred and divested an aggregate of 16,891,749 common shares (“ Common Shares ”) and 6,450,000 common share purchase warrants (“ Warrants ”) of Bluma Wellness Inc. (“ Bluma ”) (CSE: BWEL.U) to various arm’s length parties (the “ Transferees ”) in private market transactions occurring simultaneously on February 12, 2021 (the “ Dispositions ”). The consideration received per Common Share and per Warrant under the Dispositions was US$1.00, for total consideration received of US$23,341,749. The completion of the Dispositions resulted in the Company’s beneficial ownership of, or control or direction over, the Common Shares and Warrants to decrease below 10% of the issued and outstanding Common Shares on a partially-diluted basis. Accordingly, following the filing of the early warning report described below, SOL Global will no longer file early warning or insider reports in respect of the Company’s ownership of Bluma’s securities, except as may be required by applicable law. Immediately prior to the completion of the Dispositions, SOL Global owned 16,891,749 Common Shares and 6,450,000 Warrants, representing approximately 10.57% of the issued and outstanding Common Shares on a non-diluted basis and approximately 14.04% of the issued and outstanding Common Shares on a partially-diluted basis. Following the completion of the Dispositions, SOL Global does not beneficially own any Common Shares or any Warrants on any basis. The completion of the Dispositions led to an approximately 10.57% decrease in the Company’s Common Share holding percentage based on the 159,754,291 Common Shares issued and outstanding on a non-diluted basis immediately prior to the Dispositions. SOL Global will file an early warning report regarding the Dispositions on SEDAR at www.sedar.com within two (2) business days of the filing of this news release. The Company divested the Common Shares and Warrants for strategic decisions around enhancing shareholder value while continuing to comply with certain Florida state regulations promulgated by the Florida Department of Health (the “ DOH ”) that restrict investments in multiple licensed Florida medical marijuana treatment centers above a certain threshold. Due to other ongoing transactions involving the Company’s investments in the state of Florida, the DOH has approved a structure whereby the Company will retain a 33% indirect economic interest in Bluma but will neither directly own nor control the Common Shares or Bluma’s medical cannabis license in Florida. On January 14, 2021, Bluma announced the signing of a definitive agreement in connection with a proposed arrangement transaction (the “ Arrangement ”) with Cresco Labs Inc. (“ Cresco ”), pursuant to which Cresco will acquire all of the issued and outstanding Common Shares. The Transferees have executed and delivered to Cresco voting support agreements to vote the Common Shares received in connection with the Dispositions in favour of the Arrangement. The Transferees have also executed and delivered lock-up agreements to Cresco not to transfer a portion of the Cresco shares to be received upon closing of the Arrangement (in exchange for the Common Shares) for up to an eight-month period following closing of the Arrangement. This news release is being issued to comply with National Instrument 62-103 – The Early Warning System and Related Take-Over Bid and Insider Reporting Issues (“ NI 62-103 ”). An early warning report will be filed on SEDAR in accordance with NI 62-103. To obtain more information or to obtain a copy of the early warning report to be filed in respect of this news release, please contact SOL Global at the contact details noted below. About SOL Global Investments Corp. The Acquiror is a diversified investment and private equity holding company engaged in the small and mid-cap sectors. The Acquiror’s investment partnerships range from minority positions to large strategic holdings with active advisory mandates. The Acquiror’s seven primary business segments include Retail, Agriculture, QSR & Hospitality, Media Technology & Gaming, Energy, and New Age Wellness. The Company’s head office is located at 100 King Street West, Suite 5600, Toronto, Ontario, M5X 1C9. Bluma’s head office is located at 1112 N. Flagler Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, USA. Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information This press release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. All statements contain herein that are not clearly historical in nature may constitute forward-looking information. In some cases, forward-looking information can be identified by words or phrases such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “likely”, “should”, “would”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “potential”, “proposed”, “estimate”, “believe” or the negative if these terms, or other similar words, expressions and grammatical variations thereof, or statements that certain events or conditions “may”, or “will” happen, or by discussions of strategy. The forward-looking information contained in this press release includes, without limitation, the completion of the Arrangement Transaction. Forward-looking information is based upon certain material assumptions that were applied in drawing a conclusion or making a forecast or projection, including management’s perceptions of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other considerations that are believed to be appropriate in the circumstances. While we consider these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to management of the Company, there is no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. By their nature, forward-looking information is subject to inherent risks and uncertainties that may be general or specific and which give rise to the possibility that expectations, forecasts, predictions, projections or conclusions will not prove to be accurate, that assumptions may not be correct and that objectives, strategic goals and priorities will not be achieved. A variety of factors, including known and unknown risks, many of which are beyond the Company’s control, could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking information in this press release, including but not limited to, the failure of Bluma and Cresco to receive the necessary regulatory, court, shareholder, stock exchange and other-third party approvals to consummate the Arrangement and the ability of Bluma and Cresco to satisfy, in a timely manner, the conditions to closing of the Arrangement. Other risk factors include: the risks resulting from investing in the US marijuana industry, which may be legal under certain state and local laws but is currently illegal under U.S. federal law; the risks of investing in securities of private companies which may limit the Company’s ability to sell or otherwise liquidate those securities and realize value; reliance on management; the ability of the Company to service its debt; the Company’s ability to obtain additional financing from time to time to pursue its business objectives; competition; litigation; inconsistent public opinion and perception regarding the medical-use and adult-use marijuana industry; and regulatory or political change. Additional risk factors can also be found in the Company’s current MD&A, which has been filed on SEDAR and can be accessed at www.sedar.com. Readers are cautioned to consider these and other factors, uncertainties and potential events carefully and not to put undue reliance on forward-looking information. The forward-looking information contained herein is made as of the date of this press release and is based on the beliefs, estimates, expectations and opinions of management on the date such forward-looking information is made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise or to explain any material difference between subsequent actual events and such forward-looking information, except as required by applicable law. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210212005556/en/ CONTACT: SOL Global Investments Corp. Paul Kania, Chief Financial Officer Phone: (212) 729-9208 Email:[email protected] KEYWORD: NORTH AMERICA CANADA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: FINANCE ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PHARMACEUTICAL SOURCE: SOL Global Investments Corp. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/12/2021 08:28 PM/DISC: 02/12/2021 08:28 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210212005556/en WhatsAppcenter_img TAGS  Pinterest Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 12, 2021 WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Exempting Automobile Industry From Lockdown A Policy Decision, Can’t Interfere: Madras HC

first_imgNews UpdatesExempting Automobile Industry From Lockdown A Policy Decision, Can’t Interfere: Madras HC Sparsh Upadhyay19 May 2021 9:59 PMShare This – xImage Courtesy: ET AutoHearing a plea challenging the government’s decision to allow the automobile industry to function during the lockdown, the Madras High Court on Monday (May 17) observed, “It is a policy decision and unless it is shown that such decision is absurd to the meanest mind, the Court in the exercise of the authority under Article 226 of the Constitution may not seek to interfere in such a case.” The Bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy, however, asked the State to take immediate appropriate steps if it finds that COVID protocol not being maintained at the exempted manufacturing units. The matter before the Court The petitioners submitted that there was no justifiable basis for the automobile industry to be exempted from the strict lockdown conditions otherwise imposed all over the State in the wake of the second surge of the pandemic. The petitioners also submitted that there are contract labourers and trainees who are being exploited and transport facilities are not made available to the contract labourers and trainees who are otherwise mandatorily required to attend on a daily basis. The petitioners also suggested that the State should indicate the rationale behind its decision to exempt Renault and Wipro from the rigours of the lockdown Court’s observations Prima facie, the Court noted that a policy decision had been taken by the State to allow certain types of industries to function despite the strict lockdown imposed from last week. The Court also noted, “There is no doubt that due consideration would have gone into choosing which industries to exempt from the lockdown. There is also a presumption that the safety of the workmen at the relevant units would have been taken into account in arriving at the decision.” Further, the Court said that it was a matter between the employer and employees as to what measures should be adopted to ensure the safety and well-being of all employees. The Court also expressed its hope that the industries that have been exempted from the rigours of the lockdown take independent measures to ensure the well-being and safety of the employees required to attend the office or manufacturing units. Stressing that the Covid protocol has to be maintained at all times, the Court said, “Transportation has to be arranged, not only for the direct employees, but also for the contract labourers and trainees and such others who are expected to attend the office or the manufacturing facilities. Distancing norms have always to be maintained even during the manufacturing operations.” Lastly, stressing that the State should take immediate appropriate steps as deemed fit in the larger public interest and to maintain public health, the Court concluded by remarking: “The State should also monitor the working at various places and advise or restrict the functioning to the extent that may be necessary so as not to compromise public health.” Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderTagsMadras High Court automobile industry Policy Decision Lockdown Measures lockdown exemption lockdown COVID COVID-19 Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy Next Storylast_img read more

Police to charge suspect in hit-and-run that seriously hurt 9-year-old girl who was playing in her yard

first_imgABCNews.com(ATLANTA) — Georgia police are expected to charge a suspect in the hit-and-run that seriously hurt a 9-year-old girl who was playing in her yard when the speeding car careened toward her.Just before 7 p.m. Friday, 9-year-old Laderihanna Holmes was playing in her front yard when the car left the road, hit her and another girl then crashed into the house, DeKalb County Police said.The driver and passenger then fled the scene, said police.The male suspect, whose name was not released, will face charges including hit and run, failure to maintain lane and serious injury by vehicle, police said Tuesday.Authorities said the suspect’s name will likely be released after he is arrested.“I just want everybody to pray for Laderihanna,” the little girl’s mother, Charlette Bolton, told ABC News on Sunday. “The community loves her, her school loves her, her friends love her and I just want the people involved to be caught.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Proptech expert heavily criticises merger of easyProperty and Guild

first_imgHome » News » Associations & Bodies » Proptech expert heavily criticises merger of easyProperty and Guild previous nextAssociations & BodiesProptech expert heavily criticises merger of easyProperty and GuildJames Dearsley says he believes it has not been thought through and is a “knee jerk” reaction.Nigel Lewis23rd June 20171 Comment1,863 Views Leading proptech consultant James Dearsley (pictured, below) says he doubts the Guild of Property Professionals merger with online agent easyProperty will deliver the result that the two organisations are hoping for.The key plank of his criticism is that EastProperty has yet to gain the market traction needed to prove that it can work, and that therefore the merger deal is an “enormous risk” for the Guild.Last week it was announced that GPEA, the parent company of the Guild and Fine & Country, was to merge with easyProperty backed by £15 million from venture capital firm Toscafund Asset Management LLP.It was said that the deal would provide independent agents with the option to access easyProperty’s fixed-price sales and lettings packages through a monthly brand and technology licence.The deal creates a new structure for the soon-to-be merged businesses which will all be under an umbrella PLC called e-Prop Services, headed up by former GPEA CEO and industry veteran Jon Cooke.The key focus of the new entity, it says, is to offer sales and lettings services to consumers across the entire market including high end via Fine & Country to mass-market budget vendors via easyProperty.Digital transformationIn a highly critical blog James says the deal is unlikely to deliver the digital transformation that the guild hopes for or help EasyProperty improve its balance sheet.He also calls the deal “one of the worst knee-jerk reaction response by a traditional firm to the threat of digital transformation”.After canvassing industry sentiment, James says he found it varied from “super excited” to “very disappointed” and that some Guild members may be confused by the deal, given articles on the Guild website recently extolling the virtues of traditional agents over online ones, and easyProperty’s ‘funeral for estate agents’ advertising (see right).But the proptech blogger, who recently criticised Rightmove for its strategy as well, also says the Guild should be applauded for “trying something innovative” and that digital transformation is “about evolving a business model, and the Guild seem to be doing this”.James also says that if the deal does succeed, it will be down the steady hand of Guild board director Jon Cooke, who recently stepped down as Group CEO of the Guild/Fine & Country in April after just seven months in the role. James Dearsley easyProperty June 23, 2017Nigel LewisOne commentSheila Manchester, The Negotiator The Negotiator 23rd June 2017 at 4:38 pmAm I alone in thinking that it is up to The Guild and easyProperty to decide whether their proposed arrangement is right for them?It’s all good fun blogging, but when does blogging become manipulative, negative and unfair?The Guild has very experienced, intelligent, successful and conscientious leaders and equally strong members. I’d say it’s their place to comment, rather than Mr Dearsley’s.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more