Nestle Nigeria Plc (NESTLE.ng) Q12012 Interim Report

first_imgNestle Nigeria Plc (NESTLE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Nestle Nigeria Plc (NESTLE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nestle Nigeria Plc (NESTLE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nestle Nigeria Plc (NESTLE.ng)  2012 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileNestle Nigeria Plc is a food manufacturing and marketing company in Nigeria and a subsidiary of the largest food and beverage company in the world. The company produces an extensive range of products for the retail and wholesale sectors. Famous brands in the food category include Maggi, Golden Morn, Nan, Lactogen, Nutrend and Cerelac. Brands in the beverages segment include Milo, Chocomilo, Nescafe, Nestle Pure Life and Nido. The company has an infants’ range which includes an infant formula, Nestle Nan; and infant cereals which includes Nestle Nutrend, Nestle Cerelac and Nestle Golden Morn. Nestle Nigeria also produce and market a brand of still water called Pure Life. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Nestle Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Cutix Plc (CUTIX.ng) Q22013 Interim Report

first_imgCutix Plc (CUTIX.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the second quarter.For more information about Cutix Plc (CUTIX.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cutix Plc (CUTIX.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cutix Plc (CUTIX.ng)  2013 interim results for the second quarter.Company ProfileCutix Plc is a manufacturing company in Nigeria producing and selling a range of electrical wires, cables and switchgear assemblies. The company produces bare copper conductors, bare stranded copper conductors, insulated copper conductors, PVC insulated copper cables, PVC insulated single/double sheathed-core aluminium cables and PVC insulated and sheathed flat twin/three-core copper cables. Cutix Plc also produces aluminium twist cables and conductors to connect homes to low tension lines; used to connect power from high tension wire for street lighting; used in high tension cables for high voltage power transmissions; or used in overhead power transmission. The company also produces a range of flexible cables for household electrical appliances and wiring of fixtures and appliances; automotive cables for motor vehicles; and insulated and sheathed armored cables for underground installations at industrial plants, substations and power utility distribution schemes. The company’s head office is in Newi, Nigeria. Cutix Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Zig-Zag House / Dan Brunn Architecture

first_img Civil Engineer: Area:  450 m² Photographs CopyHouses•Los Angeles, United States United States “COPY” Manufacturers: Danze Houses ArchDaily Interiors, Lighting:Dan Brunn ArchitectureClient:Bruce Alberts, Erica AlbertsDesign Team:Dan Brunn, Samantha Ballard, John FerriCity:Los AngelesCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Brandon ShigetaRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40SkylightsLibartSolaGlide Inclined Retractable SkylightWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusText description provided by the architects. Program:          A financial manager and an aspiring artist requested a home with clean lines, simple maintenance, and durable materials to suit the oceanfront location. A garage large enough to fit a boat on a trailer, an art studio, and a roof deck were also requested as part of the house. The program includes: garage, laundry room, apartment with living room, kitchen, bedroom, and full bath on ground floor; living room, kitchen, dining room, powder room, and two guest rooms with shared bath on floor two; master bedroom suite with open bath and walk-in closet, office/art studio, and two guest rooms with shared bath on floor three. Deep decks at each floor; roof deck is furnished for living and dining.Save this picture!© Brandon ShigetaDesign: Israeli-born architect Dan Brunn, AIA, of Los Angeles, designed a modern waterfront home with deep terraces on each floor to maximize outdoor spaces and ocean views. The three-story house occupies a narrow oceanfront lot on Venice Beach between a house previously completed by Brunn (for a different owner) and a two-story apartment building. This tight infill site led the architect to maximize openness and daylight inside the house so the rooms feel spacious and unencumbered. Numerous skylights, floor-to-ceiling glass, and generous windows illuminate the house from the top and sides. The zig-zag shape of the beachfront balconies, gray stucco panels, and rhythmic window patterns create dynamic façades. The visual interplay of projecting and recessed planes facing the beach suggests the ebb and flow of the ocean tides as seen from the house—and artfully comply with local set-back and height regulations.Save this picture!© Brandon ShigetaTo fulfill the client’s programmatic needs, the architect had to build to the full extension of the lot. To mitigate a large cube shape, Brunn composed front, side, and back façades for different effects. The front (beach) façade is open with stucco zig-zags lining deep balconies. Side façades have long and deep apertures as well as varying integral colored stucco. The back façade is set in, framed by ribbon, with the dark stucco recessed. The two Brunn-designed houses on neighboring plots share tectonic DNA, yet exhibit individual personalities. The owners were impressed with the then-under-construction house next door, and contacted Dan Brunn Architecture to design on their lot.Save this picture!© Brandon ShigetaThe five-bedroom house includes a ground-floor apartment with a kitchenette, as well as expansive garage. The two floors built above constitute the main living spaces. All three levels are connected by an elevator. Board-formed concrete anchors the ground level, providing a solid foundation for the stucco-and-glass dwelling on the upper two levels. Inside, a glass-enclosed, terrazzo-lined staircase illuminated by large skylights and a two-story glazed exterior wall allow sunlight to penetrate in the heart of the house. Stairs appear to be floating due to a hidden tension rod design, further contributing to the airy nature of the interiors. Each stair landing is positioned halfway up a floor, offering dynamic views at each level of both the staircase and adjacent rooms.Save this picture!Floor PlanOn the second floor, living, dining, and kitchen areas are arranged within an open space adjacent to an outdoor terrace framed in floor-to-ceiling glass. Glass guardrails are laminated with a gentle opaque-to-clear gradation film to enable both privacy and views. Opposite from the staircase, a gas fireplace, built-in cabinets, and streamlined kitchen are built into the north wall to save space within the long, narrow footprint of the house. A clerestory window above the built-ins and a deep light well in the corner of the dining space allow more daylight to filter through this level.Save this picture!© Brandon ShigetaModern classic furnishings designed by Eero Saarinen, Jean Prouvé, and Charles and Ray Eames complement the minimalist aesthetic. White-on-white with touches of gray echo the structure itself, while bright red adds pops of color and contrast. Terrazzo floors further extend the fresh beach-house feeling. Concrete deck pavers were created to match the interior terrazzo for a seamless look.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe third-floor master suite is similarly treated as a flowing space adjoining an outdoor deck. Bedroom and bathroom are interconnected with a freestanding, sculptural bathtub open to the window views. A cubic shower is composed of frosted glass. Inset bookshelves and TV niche enhance the clean-lined feeling. Beside the TV is a custom-designed, stainless-steel fireplace surround with a built-in Eco-Smart burner.Save this picture!© Brandon ShigetaNearby, a private sanctuary enclave is reached from the bedroom deck for contemplating the expansive Pacific Ocean vista. Visible from various interior vantage points, the room’s glass wall opens to views of the ocean in front and the staircase in back. Echoing the building exterior, the other two consist of gray and white stucco. Lined in artificial turf, this space is emblematic of the house’s themes of transparency along with the play of open and protected space.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe third level includes a combination art studio and office illuminated by skylights. At the rear of both the second and third floors are two bedrooms and a bathroom for family and guests. An open stairwell, framing a view of the sky, leads from the third floor to the roof deck with its seating and dining areas, and expansive ocean views.Save this picture!© Brandon ShigetaProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse Sperone / Studio MetrocuboSelected ProjectsAllies and Morrison and O’Donnell + Tuomey Chosen to Design London’s OlympicopolisArchitecture News Share The Office of Gordon L. Polon Photographs:  Brandon Shigeta Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Zig-Zag House / Dan Brunn ArchitectureSave this projectSaveZig-Zag House / Dan Brunn Architecture RJC Builderscenter_img Projects Zig-Zag House / Dan Brunn Architecture Obando and Associates General Contractor: Architects: Dan Brunn Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Brandon Shigeta+ 24 Share Structural Engineer: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/632244/zig-zag-house-dan-brunn-architecture Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/632244/zig-zag-house-dan-brunn-architecture Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeDan Brunn ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLos AngelesHousesUnited StatesPublished on May 20, 2015Cite: “Zig-Zag House / Dan Brunn Architecture” 20 May 2015. ArchDaily. 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Vom Sommerfest zum Fundraising-Event.

first_img  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 October 2007 | News Vom Sommerfest zum Fundraising-Event. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

¿Qué nos enseña la crisis brasileña?

first_imgPor Olmedo Beluche, sociólogo panameñoUna crisis política enorme se cierne sobre ese gigante que es Brasil. Una investigación judicial denominada “Lava Jato”, ha puesto en evidencia un esquema de corrupción que compromete a altos funcionarios de Petrobras, a grandes empresas constructoras, y a políticos brasileños.Las denuncias de corrupción involucran no solo al Partido de los Trabajadores (PT), como quieren hacer ver los medios de comunicación, sino que incluyen al Partido Progresista (PP) y al Partido Movimiento Democrático Brasileño (PMDB), ambos de derecha.Pero la derecha maniobra con ayuda de los medios de comunicación burgueses, encabezados por la red Globo, y la complicidad de la embajada EUA, para enfilar las acusaciones únicamente contra la presidenta Dilma Rousseff, contra el ex presidente Ignacio Lula Da Silva y el PT.Maniobra golpista derechistaEl objetivo es imponer un golpe de estado parlamentario, forzando el juzgamiento de la presidenta por el Congreso, a cuya cabeza está el derechista Eduardo Cunha, acusado de recibir más de 5 millones de dólares en “propinas” de Petrobras.La maniobra golpista consistiría en sacar a Dilma, mediante un juicio amañado del Congreso corrupto, para hacerse con el poder imponiendo al vicepresidente, Michel Temer, del derechista PMDB, aliado al gobierno del PT,  sin convocar nuevas elecciones, ni ningún tipo de consulta popular. ¿Cómo operaba la corrupción?La crisis tiene como actores centrales a directivos de Petrobras, nombrados por el gobierno del PT, Renato Duque y Pedro Barusco, y un ex senador de ese partido, Delcidio Amaral. El esquema consistía en que Petrobras vendía principalmente gasolina a precios inferiores a los del mercado internacional a Braskem, subsidiaria de Odebrecht.  Las ganancias millonarias de Braskem  (y el robo a la Petrobras), se estima en 1600 millones de dólares entre 2009 y 2014.Luego Odebrecht, a través de sus oficinas y empresas de maletín, en paraísos fiscales, como Suiza y Panamá, pagaba “propinas” a los funcionarios que le habían facilitado estos lucrativos negocios.La investigación estima que la “propina” de Duque y Barusco era aproximadamente 2 por ciento del valor de cada contrato. Al ser Duque tesorero del PT, se estima que parte del dinero se usó para financiar al partido. Pero la corrupción también salpica al jefe de la oposición derechista del Senado, Eduardo Cunha, acusado por el Supremo Tribunal Federal de recibir gratificaciones por 5 millones de dólares.También se acusa a los directivos de Odebrecht y al “operador” del PMDB, al igual que a un directivo de Petrobras, relacionado con el Partido Progresista. Como ya se sabe, Marcelo Odebrecht, cabeza de la empresa, ya ha sido condenado a 20 años de prisión por estos delitos.Sistema político, madre de la corrupciónLo que no dicen los medios, es que los sistemas políticos supuestamente “democráticos” requieren millonadas crecientes de dinero para poder participar en los procesos electorales con alguna opción de “ser elegido”.Dónde más claramente la intromisión del poder económico determina los resultados electorales es en EUA, donde los políticos son financiados directamente por poderosas empresas y multimillonarios, tanto en las campañas, como en sus funciones mediante el llamado “lobby”.Los medios también esconden que ellos y sus dueños, teniendo el monopolio absoluto sobre los medios de comunicación, e imponiendo los precios sobre las pautas publicitarias, son los principales beneficiaros de los costos millonarios de las campañas electorales.Lula y OdebrechtHa trascendido recientemente, la relación estrecha entre el ex presidente Lula Da Silva y la empresa constructora brasileña Odebrecht. Las investigaciones han sacado a la luz que, entre 2011 y 2013, Lula recibió “patrocinios” de esas empresas y donaciones de hasta unos US$ 5 millones al “Instituto Lula” y US$ 3 millones le fueron pagados en regalías por sus conferencias en el extranjero.Lula aduce que esos pagos son legales, y que otros ex presidentes también viajan por el mundo promoviendo empresas de sus países y cobran fuertes emolumentos por dictar conferencias.No sólo es creíble la versión de Lula de la legalidad de esos emolumentos, sino que es público que él no se ha negado nunca a declarar ante los jueces sobre el tema.Sin embargo, desde el punto de vista de clase obrera, a la que Lula ha representado por décadas, la relación tan estrecha con una empresa transnacional como Odebrecht, sí presenta dilemas ético – políticos que pueden y son debatidos en Brasil.Política económica de Dilma la enajena de base social obreraAplastada entre una creciente crisis capitalista, la caída de precios de las materias primas, las crecientes luchas sociales, así como la campaña mediática en su contra, la presidenta Rousseff y el PT, en vez de ir hacia la izquierda, ceden a las políticas neoliberales. Ese mirar a la derecha en busca de respaldo lo demuestra su alianza con el PMDB.Si bien el gobierno PT inauguró en América Latina las llamadas políticas sociales de “transferencias” con el “Plan de Hambre Cero” de Lula, lo cierto es que no ha habido cambios de fondo en ninguno de los aspectos que se esperaban de un gobierno que decía ser de los trabajadores. Por el contrario, el gobierno de Dilma se inclina cada vez más hacia medidas neoliberales.La situación social se deteriora: en 2015, se perdieron millón y medio de puestos de trabajo. En 2016, la tasa de desempleo es 7,6 por ciento. El desempleo juvenil en la zona metropolitana de San Pablo supera el 28 por ciento. La inflación el año pasado bordeó el 11 por ciento.Este año, la presidenta Rousseff, adoptó dos acuerdos que le han ganado repudio sindical: en acuerdo PT, PSDB y PMDB decidieron entregar al sector privado reservas petroleras de PETROBRAS y decidió el congelamiento del salario mínimo y de los sueldos de los empleados públicos, anteponiendo el pago de la deuda a la banca.Por una salida democrática y popular a la crisisFrente a la crisis política que se cierne sobre Brasil y frente a la maniobra de la derecha que pretende un golpe parlamentario para sacar a Dilma y sustituirla por su vicepresidente, importantes sectores de la oposición de izquierda denuncian la jugada contra la democracia y contra el pueblo, proponiendo que no puede haber ninguna salida que no contemple la participación popularLa experiencia latinoamericana en general, y la brasileña en particular, demuestran que la única manera de salvar procesos políticos progresistas de los embates de la derecha y el imperialismo, no es tratando de pactar y ceder a sus requerimientos, sino convocando la movilización popular y radicalizando las medidas de carácter socialista.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Football ‘rattled’ by Sooners, drop third-straight home game

first_imgFacebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. Linkedin Linkedin Twitter Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Previous articleEpisode 221 – CFB Week 8, NFL Week 7 PreviewNext articleTCU 360 staff win awards at the Fall National College Media Convention Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years + posts Twitter Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ ReddIt First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech Colin Post Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Facebook Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler (7) looks to evade the TCU defense on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Fort Worth. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer) printFollowing their bye week, TCU football looked outmatched Saturday, falling to Oklahoma 33-14 behind just 351 yards of total offense, including 75 on the ground.“Obviously, offensively, we need work,” head coach Gary Patterson said. “We’re never going to have the give up attitude. That’s not going to happen.”The rushing total was the Frogs’ lowest of the season and well below their average of 171.7 yards per game.Signal caller Spencer Rattler was lights out for Oklahoma, going 13-for-22 with 332 yards passing and two touchdowns. The redshirt freshman’s primary target was true freshman Marvin Mims, who caught four passes for a career-high 132 yards and two scores.“You’re not going to rattle a quarterback if you don’t have a pass rush,” Patterson said. “We hit him with a blitz a couple of times, but he was able to get out of it.”Mims also added a 38-yard punt return late in the third quarter that led to a field goal for the Sooners.After scoring seven points in the first half for the third time this season, TCU punted on their first four drives of the second half. This put them in a 30-7 hole that would prove too much from which to come back.With just under nine minutes to go in the game, Patterson elected to punt, down 23, on fourth and inches, signaling he had all but given up on the contest.“No,” Patterson said to second thoughts about going for it. “The bottom line is you can’t embarrass your kids either.”One of the few bright sides for TCU had been quarterback Max Duggan, who finished an efficient 25-for-35 with a season-high 276 yards and a touchdown.On the defensive side, freshman Khari Coleman was dominant for the Frogs, putting up 3.5 tackles for a loss and a sack. His efforts went to waste, though, as the Sooners collected 498 yards of total offense.“Great guy, great player, just a beast of a guy,” safety Trevon Moehrig said of Coleman. “He goes full speed all the time.”Neither team committed a turnover in the game.Few things went right for TCU in the first quarter. On Oklahoma’s first drive, the Sooners ate up 73 yards in just over three minutes, scoring on a strong 12-yard run by running back T.J. Pledger.The Frogs then punted on their first three drives, as the Sooners tacked on another score and a field goal to take an early 17-0 lead. TCU finally got things going in the second quarter, as a 47-yard pass from Duggan to tight end Pro Wells put the Frogs deep in Sooner territory. Seven straight runs by TCU resulted in their first points of the day on a six-yard run by redshirt freshman Daimarqua Foster. The touchdown was the first of the season for Foster and the second of his career.Oklahoma’s lead would remain the same through the end of the first half, as the teams traded punts and missed field goals.Though it felt like the Frogs had been able to move the ball well in the second quarter, TCU hit a wall offensively after halftime. The Frogs gained 45 total yards on their first four drives of the second half.TCU scored on an 11-yard pass from Duggan to Wells with 3:42 remaining, but it was too little, too late.TCU quarterback Max Duggan is pressured in the pocket against Oklahoma on Oct. 24, 2020. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)Wells finished with season-highs in catches (2), yards (58), and touchdowns (1) on the day.The defeat drops TCU to 1-3 on the year. The Frogs have yet to win a game at home (0-3).“We just got to hate losing more than we love winning,” wide receiver Taye Barber said. Another loss for the Frogs came in the second quarter, when cornerback Noah Daniels was helped off the field with an injury. Patterson said after the game the junior, who was rated by PFF as the third-best cornerback in the nation entering the game, is likely done for the season.TCU will look to get back in the win column next week as they head to Waco for a matchup with rival Baylor on Halloween. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m., and the game will be aired on ESPN2. Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/last_img read more

Special Court Under SC-ST (Prevention Of Atrocities) Act Has Power To Direct Registration Of FIR U/s 156(3) CrPC: Chhattisgarh HC [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews UpdatesSpecial Court Under SC-ST (Prevention Of Atrocities) Act Has Power To Direct Registration Of FIR U/s 156(3) CrPC: Chhattisgarh HC [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK1 Nov 2020 7:01 AMShare This – xThe Chhattisgarh High Court has held that the Special Courts constituted under Section 14 of the Scheduled Caste and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, has power and jurisdiction to invoke provisions contained in Section 156(3) of the CrPC and direct for registration of FIR and investigation.Justice Sanjay K. Agrawal was considering a petition challenging an order passed…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 Chhattisgarh High Court has held that the Special Courts constituted under Section 14 of the Scheduled Caste and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, has power and jurisdiction to invoke provisions contained in Section 156(3) of the CrPC and direct for registration of FIR and investigation.Justice Sanjay K. Agrawal was considering a petition challenging an order passed by Special Court directing the Police to register FIR against the petitioners. The contention raised was that the Court had no power and jurisdiction to invoke Section 156(3) of the Code of Criminal Procedure.To answer this contention, the court referred to Section 156 and 193 of the Code and also to various provisions of the SC-ST Act. It noted that the Special Court having established under Section 14 of the Act by notification has power and jurisdiction to take cognizance of the offence under the provisions of the Act of 1989 directly without committal proceeding and the Magistrate is not a Special Court notified by the State Government within the meaning of Section 14 of the Act of 1989 read with Section 193 of the Code and therefore, the Magistrate is not empowered to entertain complaint under the Act of 1989.Referring to the Constitution Bench judgment in  A.R. Antulay v. Ramdas Sriniwas Nayak, the court noted that the dictum that a private complaint can be entertained by the Special Judge in respect of the offences committed by public servants under the PC Act. It also referred to a Full Bench judgment of the Madhya Pradesh High Court in Anand Swaroop Tiwari v. Ram Ratan Jatav and observed:it is quite vivid that the Special Court constituted under Section 14 of the Act of 1989 is the criminal court of original jurisdiction and is not governed by Section 193 of the Code, and the Special Court can take cognizance in any of the circumstances referred to in Section 190 of the Code and is governed by Chapters XV & XVI of the Code and such other provisions of the Code which are not inconsistent with the status and functions as Courts of original jurisdiction. Therefore, the Special Courts constituted under the Act of 1989 will also have power and jurisdiction to invoke Section 156(3) of the Code to direct investigation in exercise of power conferred, to the Station House Officer subject to fulfillment of making two prior applications under 122000(1) MPLJ 459 25 Section 154(1) and thereafter under Section 154(3) of the Code by the complainant. As such, I do not find any merit in the submission of learned Senior Counsel for the petitioners that the Special Judge under SC & ST Act has no power and jurisdiction to invoke Section 156(3) of the Code and to direct registration of FIR and investigation. Such a submission being merit­less and substance­less deserves to be and is accordingly rejected. However, the court noted that, in the instant case, there is total non­compliance of Sections 154(1) and 154(3) of the Code. In order to file a duly competent application under Section 156(3) of the Code there has to be existence of prior applications under Sections 154(1) and 154(3) of the Code, both these aspects should be clearly spelt out in the 36 application under Section 156(3) of the Code and necessary documents to that effect has to be filed in order to make the application under Section 156(3) of the Code to be duly constituted, the court said while quashing the order passed by Special Judge.Case: Jaisingh Agrawal  vs. State of Chhattisgarh [Criminal Misc Petition No.173 of 2018]Coram: Justice Sanjay K. AgrawalCounsel: Sr.Adv Dr. N.K. Shukla with Adv Arijit Tiwari,  Deputy Advocate General Animesh Tiwari, Adv Surfaraj Khan Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

1 dead at scene of ‘large explosion’ in Albuquerque: Police

first_imgFedorovekb/iStock(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) — One person was found dead from a mysterious “large explosion” behind a strip mall in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Monday afternoon, police said.No one else was hurt, Albuquerque Police said.How the apparent explosion happened isn’t clear, police said.Bomb squad officials rushed to the scene and businesses in the area were ordered to evacuate, according to the police.The victim’s identity was not released.Additional details were not immediately available.This story is developing. Please check back for more updates.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Third agent involved in Burnham cartel case is banned from being a director

first_imgHome » News » Third agent involved in Burnham cartel case is banned from being a director previous nextRegulation & LawThird agent involved in Burnham cartel case is banned from being a directorGraham Thompson was the boss of Somerset firm Saxon PS Ltd, one of seven estate agencies in Burnham-on-Sea involved in the scandal.Nigel Lewis1st May 201901,474 Views A former boss of an estate agency involved in the Burnham-on-Sea fee-fixing cartel scandal has been banned from being a director for five years, it has been revealed.Graham Thompson is a former director of Saxon PS Ltd which his one of the seven estate agents who were caught entering into an anti-competitive agreement to fix a minimum 1.5% level of commission fee in the Somerset town of Burnham-on-Sea.The scam was unearthed by investigators from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and made public in May 2017.The CMA subsequently issued proceedings against several of the directors involved in the scandal under section 9A of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 and asked the courts to decide whether to give the disqualifications the green light.DisqualificationForty-nine-year-old Thompson was a director at Saxons PS Ltd from November 2012 until the company was dissolved via a compulsory strike-off  in December 2017 after being hit with a £20,257 fine by the CMA.He is now banned from both being a director of a company or being involved in the formation, management or promotion of a new one.Thompson is not the only director connected to the scandal to be disqualified. In April last year two directors at Abbott & Frost were also disqualified. Proceedings against another director, Michael Martin of Gary Berryman Estate Agents Ltd, are ongoing.Three directors from other firms identified in the investigation have been let off more lightly by the CMA after entering into leniency agreements in return for their cooperation in the watchdog’s investigations.Graham Thompson Saxons PS Ltd CMA Competition and Markets Authority May 1, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Album Review: Los Campesinos! – Hold On Now, Youngster…

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