Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc (PMODZI.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc (PMODZI.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc (PMODZI.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc (PMODZI.zm) 2011 annual report.Company ProfileTaj Pamodzi Hotel Plc is a leading hospitality company in Zambia, offering five-star accommodation and facilities for individual and business travellers. The company owns and operates Taj Pamodzi Hotel which is based in the central business district of Lusaka, and conveniently located to the international airport. The hotel boasts 193 luxury rooms, five meeting rooms and a selection of restaurants. The luxury hotel also has onsite a fully-equipped health and fitness centre with a heated swimming pool, a wellness and beauty spa, medical clinic, hair salon and florist. Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc is a subsidiary of Tata Zambia Limited, an international automobile assembly and distributor company. Taj Pamodzi Hotel Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchange
Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited (RBGH.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited (RBGH.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited (RBGH.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited (RBGH.gh) 2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileRepublic Bank (Ghana) Limited, formerly known as HFC Bank Limited, is a financial services institution in Ghana offering banking products and services for the investment, corporate, retail and mortgage sectors as well as solutions for asset management, property management and development services. The company is focused on 4 segments: consumer, mortgage, corporate and microfinance banking. Mortgage banking services include home equity, home purchase or improvement mortgages and public-sector home schemes. Investment banking services include asset management, financial advisory, brokerage and managed funds. The commercial division offers a full-service product and service offering including home, education, executive and business loans and foreign trade and document processing services. Private banking services include cash management, investment accounts, mortgage facilities and safe custody services. Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited also provides foreign currency, institutional finance and electronic and mobile banking services. Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited is a subsidiary of Republic Financial Holdings Limited. Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND – JUNE 15: Aaron Cruden of the All Blacks takes a penalty kick during the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and France at AMI Stadium on June 15, 2013 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Joseph Johnson/Getty Images) “When you play the game full-time at this level it does take a toll on your body. I’ve had a few injury niggles over recent years, so I’m keen to ensure I do everything I can to recover fully from those and prolong my career.” Ready for a rest: Dan Carter will put his feet up for six months after the All Black tour of Europe in NovemberBy Alan DymockTO BE fit for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Dan Carter has confirmed that he will take six months out of rugby in 2014.Double whammy: Carter miss Super XV and All Black rugbyThe iconic fly-half has decided to emulate captain and close friend Richie McCaw who took a break after the All Black loss to England in December until the last two games of the Canterbury Crusaders season, by putting his feet up at the end of New Zealand’s European tour in November. Carter will be involved in the matches against France, England and Ireland before bowing out for six months.Explaining his reasons for the break, Carter said: “Ultimately, I want to play in the next Rugby World Cup in 2015. To do that, it’s important that I put myself in the best possible position, both physically and mentally. An able deputy: Cruden will continue at 10There had been rumours that the stand-off could be planning a lucrative stint in Japan after the tour, during which he will most likely have comfortably surpassed 100 test caps. He has previous in terms of earning himself some extra money, having infamously moved to Perpignan for the 2008/09 season, but the big-money move (allegedly worth €700,000 for a seven-month contract) backfired for the club as Carter injured his Achilles tendon, meaning he only played a part in five games.However, Carter has now put any Japanese stories to bed by stating he will be on the couch, resting his weary body. Does he like fishing? Who knows. The only certainty is that with a talent like Carter’s, the NZRFU should allow him to do what he wants before 2015. The All Blacks will cope with Aaron Cruden at the helm and the Crusaders have brought in Colin Slade from the Highlanders to keep Carter’s Super 15 spot warm.
Help by sharing this information September 3, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Harassing journalists is election campaign strategy in Guatemala Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years News News January 7, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Guatemala Receive email alerts to go further Intimidation is being used as a weapon against media personnel at all political levels, from national to municipal.Vice-President Edgar Barquín’s bodyguards attacked Prensa Libre reporter Edwin Pitán on 23 July while the journalist Jaime Soc received death threats from José Yac, a candidate for mayor in Cantel in the western department of Quetzaltenango, three days later, according to the Quetzaltenango Journalists’ Association.Government officials and candidates have accused several media outlets, including Prensa Libre, Emisoras Unidas and Publinews of “distorted” political coverage. These verbal attacks led to acts of vandalism against Prensa Libre’s headquarters in Guatemala City in mid-August.Censorship is another way of pressuring journalists. Patriot Party parliamentary candidate Enrique Maldonado had Optimo 23 and ATV 24 – two TV stations linked to a cable TV company he owns (Servicable) – closed on 6 August after they defied orders and broadcast reports about his political rivals.“We deplore the harassment of Guatemala’s media, especially by the political class, and we are dismayed to see that violence against journalists seems to be a well-established election campaign strategy,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Latin America desk.“We urge authorities and candidates to ensure respect for freedom of information and we condemn all forms of pressure, threats, censorship or physical attacks against media personnel. It is essential that measures are taken to guarantee the safety of reporters, especially during elections.”The National Civil Police (PNC) has also harassed journalists. On 26 August, members of this force physically attacked reporters who were waiting outside the court where Vice-President Roxana Baldetti was being tried on charges of illicit association, corruption and customs fraud.CERIGUA (Centre for Informative Reports about Guatemala) has registered a total of 74 direct attacks on journalists since the start of the year. Two of the victims, Danilo López of Prensa Libre and Federico Salazar of Radio Nuevo Mundo were killed.Guatemala is ranked 124th out of 180 countries in the press freedom index that Reporters Without Borders published in February. May 8, 2020 Find out more Guatemala. Don’t put the Guatemalan press in quarantine! RSF_en August 21, 2020 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders urges Guatemala’s political class to respect the freedom of journalists to work as they see fit. Against a backdrop of extreme political and social tension, President Otto Pérez Molina resigned today on the eve of a hearing on a corruption case in which he is allegedly involved. Journalists have been pressured and harassed by both government officials and candidates in the run-up to general elections on 6 September. GuatemalaAmericas Guatemala: 51 Signatories Call For Authorities To Drop Criminal Charges Against Indigenous Journalist Anastasia Mejía GuatemalaAmericas Organisation
News UpdatesRights Of Repatriated Indian Workers : Kerala HC Issues Notice On Plea Seeking Effective Mechanism To Address Claims & Grievances Viswajith Anand6 July 2020 9:59 PMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court has issued notice to the Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt of Kerala & NORKA roots in a writ petition filed seeking an effective mechanism that will document and capture all kind of claims and grievances of repatriated Indian Migrant workers. The petition was filed in the form of a Public Interest…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 Kerala High Court has issued notice to the Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt of Kerala & NORKA roots in a writ petition filed seeking an effective mechanism that will document and capture all kind of claims and grievances of repatriated Indian Migrant workers. The petition was filed in the form of a Public Interest Litigation by Lawyers Beyond Borders, an international network of legal experts, advocating for the rights of migrant workers.Indian Migrants Are The Worst Affected Group Of Workers.The petition stated that the Indian migrants in the destination countries are the worst affected group of workers during the Covid-19 pandemic and majority of those workers are returning empty handed and are prone to various exploitations.”Indian migrants in destination countries are the worst affected group of workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. With the help of Government’s repatriation program large numbers of workers have already returned to the home land. The majorities of those workers are returning empty-handed and are prone to debt-bondage” , PV Surendranath ,Senior Advocate submitted on behalf of the Petitioner.A large number of employers at the destination countries are taking advantage of mass repatriation programs to terminate and return workers who have not been paid their dues. And the same are clear examples of “Wage theft”, as claimed by the Petitioner.Major Concerns of the Petition.The documentation shall be done at both Indian missions abroad and upon return to the country through concerned ministries.The Respondents,Central Government and the respective state government must comply the order of the Supreme Court in Suo Motu Writ Petition (C) No.6/2020 were the Supreme Court had issued directions to the Central government and State Governments in establishing various measures to help migrant labourers like Counselling centres/help desk at all levels and devise a proper mechanism to document the details of the migrant workers. Focus must be given to the international obligations.Need For “Transitional Justice Mechanism”.The Petitioner urged for the establishment of a transitional justice mechanism, which consists of both judicial and non-judicial mechanisms, including prosecution initiatives, reparations, truth seeking, institutional reform ,etc. According to the Petitioner the Transitional Justice Mechanism is for documenting and capturing all kinds of claims and grievances of repatriated Indian migrant workers for negotiating and availing legal remedy for their rights including reduced or non -payment of wages, denial of other entitlements and workplace discriminations etc in the future.The following are the reliefs sought for :The Respondents must establish a Transitional Justice Mechanism immediately for documenting and capturing all kinds of claims and grievances of repatriated Indian migrant workers for negotiating and availing legal remedy for their rights including reduced or non-payment of wages, denial of other entitlements and workplace discrimination etc in future.The Respondent must immediately formulate a mechanism for documenting and capturing all kinds of claims and grievances of Indian migrant workers, to be returned from countries of destinations, through concerned Indian Missions/Embassies, for negotiating and availing legal remedy for their rights including reduced or non-payment of wages, denial of other entitlements and workplace discrimination etc in future The Respondents must introduce an effective technique for documenting and capturing all kinds of claims and grievances of families of Indian migrant workers who are died in abroad during Covid-19 to raise their claims for compensation/insurance etc in future. The matter is posted for further hearing on 16.07.2020. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Top StoriesSupreme Court Refuses To Entertain PC George MLA’s Plea To Postpone Kerala Local Body Polls Radhika Roy7 Dec 2020 1:46 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a petition filed by Kerala MLA PC George seeking the postponement of local body polls in the State scheduled to start from tomorrow.A Bench headed by Justice L. Nageswara Rao heard the matter and informed the Advocate for the Petitioner, Adolf Mathew, that the Apex Court would not be entertaining the matter. Mathew submitted to the Court…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 Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a petition filed by Kerala MLA PC George seeking the postponement of local body polls in the State scheduled to start from tomorrow.A Bench headed by Justice L. Nageswara Rao heard the matter and informed the Advocate for the Petitioner, Adolf Mathew, that the Apex Court would not be entertaining the matter. Mathew submitted to the Court that he was not on the postponement of the election, but wanted to inform the Bench that the State Election Commission had not complied with the new law promulgated by the Government of India. “There is a notification with Rule 27A which has been amended and states that COVID-19 patients and senior citizens above the age of 65 years can vote in elections vide postal ballot”, submitted Mathew. The Supreme Court was, however, not inclined to hear the matter and allowed the Petitioner to withdraw the plea. MLA PC George had earlier approached the Kerala High Court challenging the decision of Election Commission contending that the conduct of local body elections in the State of Kerala, in the present health scenario would be violative of citizen’s fundamental right guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution of India. He had also sought a direction from the court to defer elections to the local bodies, in the light of COVID-19 situation in Kerala.The High Court dismissed the petition. Referring to the proceedings issued by the State Election Commission, the Bench comprising the Chief Justice S. Manikumar and Justice Shaji P. Chaly noted that it had taken note of COVID-19 pandemic situation in Kerala, views expressed by the Director of Health Services, Government of Kerala, the political parties, mandate of the Constitution of India contained in Article 243-U. The Court also extensively referred to a recent judgment of Patna High Court in Badri Narayan Singh v. The Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India which had dismissed pleas seeking for a direction to the Election Commission for the postponement of the impending Bihar Assembly Elections 2020. It was held therein that the ultimate decision on when to hold elections lies with the Commission and it cannot be assumed that the Election Commission has taken/or would take its decision without considering the prevailing situation. The Court said that the proceedings issued by the Election Commission thus could not be held to be arbitrary, warranting interference. While dismissing the petition, the court observed: “We are of the view that the Constitution of India is Supreme, and every decision of an authority under any Act, in the case on hand, the State Election Commission, should be, in accordance with the Constitutional mandate.” “Merely because there is a rise in the number of cases reported for COVID-19 subsequently, in particular, between 01.10.2020 to 31.10.2020, it cannot be contended that the State Election Commission has not considered the gravity and impact of COVID-19 cases. True that there is no indication by any of the authorities, including the Central Government or the authorities under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, as to when there would be an end to COVID-19 pandemic. But, that alone cannot be a ground, either to declare that the decision of the State Election Commission, to hold the elections, mandated as per the Constitutional provisions, as invalid or to issue any direction to the 2nd respondent to postpone the elections.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Battling to the wire the Bears came up just shy of their first victory in game one of their week three JCC of Bayonne Indoor Flag Football Jr. Division double-header as they fell 42-34 to the undefeated Colts. Gearing up for the (1-2) Jets, the now (0-3) Bears needed another strong outing by their offense. Getting off to a blazing start, the Jets scored on the game’s first play as the “Jacks Back” show started with Jack Kruchkowski notching a coast to coast TD catch and a two point grab. Moments later, the Jets’ Christian Benson put his squad up 14-0 on a 25 yard TD sprint. After lighting up the score board with 30 points versus the Colts, the Bears’ David Matos stayed unstoppable by reeling in a TD and two point pitch cutting the Jets’ lead to 14-8. Known for his QB skills and sure hands, the Jets’ Christian Benson added speedster to his football resume by torching the court on a wire to wire TD dash with Kruchkowski tacking on a two point catch making it 22-8, Jets. Turning to their own running attack, the Bears’ David Matos raced full court for a TD followed by Mariam Rasslan’s two point haul narrowing the Jets’ lead to 22-16. Kicking off the second half, the Jets took flight with TD tosses to Benson and Kruchkowski and two point passes to Aviv Talmor and Kruchkowski. Falling behind 38-22, the Bears’ defense stepped up by recording a safety making it 38-24, Jets. Playing their best game of the year, the Asouti brothers, Louai and Amir, turned short passes into big plays to setup a 10 yard TD dart to Amir Asouti to claw the Bears within eight points at 38-30, Jets. Putting the bout out of reach, the Jets refueled and soared to a 52-30 win as Benson tallied his forth TD followed by another Talmor two point catch and a full court TD gallop by Anthony Baez.Week 3 Jr. Division: Offensive Player of the Week: David Matos – BearsDefensive Player of the Week: Aviv Talmor – JetsTeamwork/Leadership of the Week: Christian Benson – Jets
“It will still be dredging and flooding projects, especially in the First, Second and Third wards,” McClellan said. “I thought I would do better than this. I thought it would be closer, but it turned out not even close,” Hayes said. “But it’s the people’s choice. It’s the Democratic process.” Bergman defeated her opponent H. Lloyd Hayes III by 1,202 to 716 votes in the unofficial results Tuesday. A small number of absentee and provisional ballots still must be counted before the results become official, Deputy City Clerk Sheila Cottrell said. McClellan and Wilson stressed their commitment to the series of road, drainage, dredging, beach and Boardwalk improvements that are part of the city’s five-year, $98.5 million capital plan.Second Ward Councilman Antwan McClellan, left, and Third Ward Councilman Tony Wilson both ran unopposed while winning their second, four-year term. A jubilant Barr said the results were “proof that hard work pays off.”Robert Barr emerged victorious in a three-way battle in the Fourth Ward Council Seat. “I can’t wait to get to work,” he said. “I’m giving the Fourth Ward a fighter and a loud voice, which we haven’t had for a long time.” DeVlieger, McClellan and Wilson all thanked the voters for their support and pledged to carry on with the work they started in their first terms on Council.Michael DeVlieger retained his First Ward Council Seat“I want to continue to work in every capacity that helps Ocean City remain the greatest family resort and year-round community,” DeVlieger said. He also emphasized a need for the city to continue with its beach replenishment projects and a multimillion-dollar dredging program to clear out the clogged lagoons along the back bays. Deputy City Clerk Sheila Cottrell, left, and City Clerk Melissa Bovera tabulate votes Tuesday night at City Hall.By Donald WittkowskiKaren Bergman romped to a landslide win to retain her at-large seat on City Council, while Robert Barr emerged victorious in a three-way battle in the Fourth Ward in the Ocean City municipal election Tuesday night. Russell, a former teacher and Vietnam veteran, ran unsuccessfully for the Fourth Ward seat in 2012. He formerly served on the Ocean City Board of Education for 10 years and was vice president of the Cape May County School Board. With the win, Bergman will fill the unexpired term of former At-Large Councilman Michael Allegretto through June 2018. Allegretto left Council last fall to become the city’s director of community services. Wilson said the city’s infrastructure projects seem to remain the highest priority among voters, so Council will continue along that path. In the other contested race, Barr defeated challengers Brenda Moiso and Bart Russell to prevail in the Fourth Ward. The Fourth Ward race was thrown wide open when incumbent Peter Guinosso decided not to seek re-election to spend more time with his family. Hayes’ experience in elected politics also included six years as a former member of the Ocean City Board of Education. He is a retired Ocean City teacher and swimming coach and is married to Cape May County Freeholder E. Marie Hayes. Bergman showed strength citywide, winning every ward in an overwhelming victory that surprised even Hayes. Barr, who has been a legislative aide to state Sen. Jeff Van Drew for 10 years, said he plans to focus on road and drainage improvements to help alleviate the city’s flooding problems. Hayes also was vying for a return to Council. In 2006, he was appointed to a six-month stint on Council, but lost his seat in the following election. The Fourth Ward race pitted three candidates who all have experience in elected or appointed office. In addition to serving as Van Drew’s aide, Barr is a member of the New Jersey Pinelands Commission, a powerful body that oversees the environmentally sensitive Pine Barrens reserve in South Jersey. Incumbents Michael DeVlieger of the First Ward, Antwan McClellan of the Second Ward and Tony Wilson of the Third Ward all ran unopposed to win their second, four-year term. Bergman thanked the voters and expressed her gratitude to everyone who worked on her campaign, especially her campaign manager Kim Davies.Karen Bergman retained her at-large seat on City Council“I am surprised and humbled by all the citizens who invested their faith in me,” Bergman said of her margin of victory. “We have a terrific Council, and I look forward to an extremely productive time for the next two years.” According to unofficial results, Barr had 320 votes, Moiso 257 and Russell 231. Bergman’s matchup against Hayes featured two well-known figures in local politics. Both have previous experience on the seven-member City Council. Bergman was appointed by Council last fall to temporarily fill Allegretto’s seat until the election. Bergman, who works as director of catering for the Flanders Hotel, formerly served on Council from 2008 to 2012, but decided not to seek re-election in 2012. In the uncontested races, DeVlieger had 384 votes in the First Ward, McClellan had 229 votes in the Second Ward and Wilson had 303 votes in the Third Ward. Moiso, a local business owner, was a member of the Ocean City Board of Education for nine years, serving as its president in her last two years.
It’s been six years since anyone has seen the Benevento Russo Duo live, as Marco Benevento and Joe Russo haven’t formally revived their two-man experimental jam outfit since 2010. The two musicians have certainly worked together on their fair share of projects in the interim, most notably Joe Russo’s Almost Dead but also Bustle In Your Hedgerow and some unique super groups in 2016 like Benevento, Russo & Burbridge and Medeski, Martin, Benevento and Russo. Still, fans are counting down the days to Jam Cruise 2017, which will host the first official Benevento Russo Duo performance in years.Benevento Russo Duo Returns! A Look Into The Group’s Exciting StoryIn preparation, drummer Joe Russo has been recreating the samples used from the project, and ultimately practicing the various songs in the long-lost band’s catalog. Check out footage of Russo hard at work in the post below.He also shared a snippet of the beloved song “Becky,” which you can watch below.It’s worth noting that, in a recent Facebook Live Q&A with Marco Benevento hosted on the Live For Live Music page, the pianist mentioned that the Duo had plans for at least one other show in 2017, with the potential for more as well. You can watch that video below.