BEST OF THE BROKERS

first_img Tuesday 19 October 2010 7:32 pm LADBROKESRoyal Bank of Scotland rates the betting group a “sell” with a target price of 90p. The broker says Ladbrokes is facing limited growth in betting shops as well as tighter European restrictions on internet gambling. RBS forecasts a 10 per cent growth in revenue over the next two years, but expects competition from rivals to intensify.OLD MUTUALUBS maintains a “buy” rating on the insurance group with a reduced target price of 163p. The broker believes that OM’s stake in Nedbank will be sold in the long-term, despite HSBC walking away last week, and that the group has an achievable strategy to pay down its £1.5bn by 2012 without the sale.BT GROUPStandard & Poor’s maintains its “sell” rating with a 12-month target price of 130p. The broker says the government’s spending review will be negative for the telecoms group in the long term, even though the firm said last week there will be no change to its 2011 outlook. It also sees a risk of smaller rivals eroding BT’s market share. KCS-content More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com Show Comments ▼ BEST OF THE BROKERS center_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Herald Tags: NULL whatsapp Sharelast_img read more

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CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited (CFC.ke) 2011 Annual Report

first_imgCFC Stanbic Holdings Limited (SBIC.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited (SBIC.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited (SBIC.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited (SBIC.ke)  2011 annual report.Company ProfileCFC Stanbic Holdings Limited is a financial service, insurance agency and stock broking company in Kenya offering products and services to the personal, commercial, corporate and investment banking sectors. The company also has division servicing clients in the Republic of South Sudan. Its corporate and investment banking division services range from transactional banking, debt securities and equity trading to project, structured and trade financing. Its personal and commercial banking division offers services ranging from The Corporate and Investment Banking segment offers foreign exchange, and debt securities and equities trading services; transactional banking and investor services; investment banking services, such as project finance, advisory, structured finance, structured trade finance, corporate lending, primary markets, and property finance services; and wealth management and advisory services to larger corporates, financial institutions, and international counterparties. The Personal and Business Banking segment provides residential accommodation loans to individual customers; installment sales and finance leases, including installment finance in the consumer vehicles market, and vehicles and equipment finance in the business market; and card facilities to individuals and businesses. This segment also offers transactional and lending products comprising deposit taking, electronic banking, cheque accounts, and other lending products associated with the various points of contact channels, such as ATMs, Internet, and branches. The company was formerly known as CfC Stanbic Holdings Limited and changed its name to Stanbic Holdings Plc in October 2016. The company is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Stanbic Holdings Plc is a subsidiary of Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited. CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Ag Lenders Helping Producers Restructure Debt During Challenging Prices

first_img By Hoosier Ag Today – Jul 25, 2016 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE A new poll of senior leaders from Midwest Farm Credit lenders by AgriBank shows commodity prices are the greatest challenge facing farm operators. The poll says Farm Credit lenders are responding to the challenge by providing services to restructure the financial situations for farmers. The poll, which was conducted the week of July 11, was announced Monday at the Ag Media Summit in St. Louis, MO. The poll shows 69 percent of senior credit and risk officers from the 17 Farm Credit Associations in the AgriBank District selected commodity prices as the top challenge. The next biggest challenges were input costs, credit availability, and adverse weather effects.When asked about the support they are providing to help farmers face those challenges, 86 percent said they are rebalancing borrower debt to bolster working capital. AgriBank is one of the largest banks within the national Farm Credit System, with nearly $100 billion in total assets.Source: NAFB News Service Ag Lenders Helping Producers Restructure Debt During Challenging Prices SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Ag Lenders Helping Producers Restructure Debt During Challenging Prices Previous articleDuPont Pioneer Agronomy Update July 25, 2016Next articleAbove Normal Temperatures Causing Concern in Indiana Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

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Liu Xiaobo biography

first_img to go further News Receive email alerts October 28, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Liu Xiaobo biography News June 2, 2021 Find out more News China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures ChinaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Follow the news on China Who is Liu Xiaobo? French sinologist Jean-Philippe Béja, a specialist in Liu’s work and the Chinese pro-democracy movement, has written a short biography of the winner of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize.On 8 October, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded for the first time to a Chinese citizen living in China, even if he is serving an 11-year jail sentence in Jinzhou prison in the northeastern province of Liaoning. On learning the news, Liu Xiaobo said: “I dedicate this prize to the lost souls of June 4th.” He was referring to the date of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacreLiu knows the northeast well. He was born in the city of Changchun on 28 December 1955 and went to university there in 1977 after a visit to Inner Mongolia, two years in the countryside in Jilin and a stint with a construction company in Changchun. It was his generation’s standard itinerary. After getting a bachelor’s degree in literature, he was admitted to Beijing Normal University in 1982 to do a master’s degree. It was while studying for a PhD that he became known for an article he wrote criticising China’s “new wave” writers for not cutting the umbilical cord with the authorities. In the speech that made him famous in 1986, he accused the post-Mao cultural establishment of being obsessed with winning Nobel prizes!An heir of the May fourth movement and deliberately provocative, Liu practiced a Nietzschean cult of the individual and took little interest in politics. He had not participated in the 1978-79 Beijing Spring, although he belonged to that generation. The auditorium was packed when he defended his thesis. People were flocking to his lectures at the time and his popularity drew the attention of foreign sinologists. He was invited to Norway (already!) and was a guest professor at Columbia University when the pro-democracy movement erupted in the spring of 1989.While many intellectuals in China were seeking ways to go abroad in case things turned bad, Liu rushed back in order to get involved in the movement. By mid-May, he was spending most of his time alongside the students in Tiananmen Square. He did not hesitate to criticize their behaviour but they did not hold it against him and continued to discuss things with him. On 2 June 1989, when the rumours of an army intervention were getting more insistent, Liu and three of his comrades began a hunger strike against the imminent crackdown. On the night of the massacre, he convinced the students of the need to negotiate a peaceful evacuation of the square with the army. Liu was the one who took charge of the negotiation, thereby preventing even greater bloodshed.He took refuge in the Australian embassy but could not bear to remain in a safe place while citizens and students who had taken part in the movement were being hunted down, arrested and executed. He was arrested while cycling in Beijing on 8 June and spent the next 20 months in Qincheng prison, dubbed the “20th century Bastille” by Wei Jingsheng. It was a different Liu who left the prison: “My eyes were opened by 4 June and the death of the martyrs and now, every time I open my mouth, I ask myself if I am worthy of them.” The courage of those citizens and the determination of the students had moved him deeply, and since then he has never stopped fighting for the authorities to acknowledge the massacre.The young Nietzschean provocateur was no more. From 1991 onwards, Liu devoted himself solely to the defence of fundamental rights. Joining the disparate pro-democracy movement, he launched petition upon petition in defence of those who founded independent unions, those who dared to criticize the authorities and those who stood up to the modern day Leviathan, as well as petitions calling for justice for the victims of the 4 June massacre, obviously. In the course of this struggle, he met Ding Zilin and the Tiananmen Mothers, who were also fighting for the government to acknowledge the massacre. He also fought alongside Bao Zunxin, the cofounder of the Autonomous Association of Beijing Intellectuals, who was fired from the Academy of Social Sciences when he left prison, and joined the opposition. Together they wrote articles and launched petitions.His activities resulted in his being placed under house arrest for nine months in 1995. The next year, veteran dissident Wang Xizhe asked him to co-sign a petition calling for a new period of cooperation between the Kuomintang and the Communist Party. “I was not really convinced but I had (and still have) a lot of respect for Wang Xizhe so I signed.” Wang, who lived in Guangzhou, secretly went to Hong Kong after signing, while Liu received a visit from the police. On 8 October 1996, he was sentenced to three years of reeducation through labour. As soon as he was released, he resumed his activities within the movement and launched new petitions. Even if the petitions were not accessible in China, he thought it was necessary to demand respect for one’s rights.The post-4 June Liu Xiaobo is convinced that submitting to despotism is unacceptable. As he has often written, the regime is no longer as violent as it was in Mao Zedong’s time and resisting its lies is no longer so risky. Like Vaclav Havel, he affirms his intention to live the truth. He refuses to write his political articles under a pseudonym, even if that prevents them from being published in China. He refuses to tone down his criticism in order to be published. In short, he rejects any form of compromise with the government and stands by his principles.This does not prevent him from recognising the progress achieved in China, and not just in the economic realm. He is convinced that by resisting, by pressing for their rights to be respected, China’s citizens are forcing the Party to retreat. He hails the progress that has been made by Chinese society (minjian) even if it does not concern him as someone who has lived under political police surveillance ever since leaving prison in 1991.As well as the political columns he writes for the Hong Kong press or posts on the Internet (which he calls “God’s gift to China”), Liu has taken part in all sorts of initiatives aimed at achieving political reform. The latest was Charter 08, a manifesto inspired by Czechoslovakia’s Charter 77. It calls for real democracy in China, with separation of powers, an end to the one-party rule and the creation of a federation so that the ethnic minorities rights are protected. He was not its main author but he made a major contribution to its dissemination as he is able to serve as a bridge between the different generations and different groups of dissidents. He is appreciated as much by old guard Party members loyal to Hu Yaobang as by Democracy Wall activists. A protagonist of the 1989 movement, he enjoys the esteem of that era’s students. His commitment to the defence of civil rights has won him the support of that movement’s activists. This was seen on the day of his trial, when dozens of petitioners turned up in a show of solidarity.Liu does not act like a hero. He is a man who likes to live well, a man who writes love poems to his wife Liu Xia. But behind that apparent gentleness, lies an iron will. Regardless of the risks, he never compromises on his principles and does not think twice about going to prison for the sake of his ideas. Because, in a sense, he is a survivor who feels he is still being watched by all those who were killed in the Tiananmen Square massacre. It was not by chance that he dedicated his Nobel Peace Prize to the “lost souls” of June 4th.Jean-Philippe Béjacenter_img April 27, 2021 Find out more Jean-Philippe Béja’s interview: News ChinaAsia – Pacific Organisation Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes RSF_en Related documents interview_jpbeja-4.mp3MPEG – 351.35 KB China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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RSF unveils 22 nominees for 2016 Press Freedom Prize

first_img Receive email alerts News Related documents nomines_gb.pdfPDF – 132.69 KB News RSF_en News AfricaAmericasAsia – PacificEurope – Central AsiaMiddle East – North Africa Events RSF Prize Organisation Reporters Without Borders rallies former hostages in Paris, following the kidnapping of journalist Olivier Dubois. Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Africa to go furthercenter_img June 8, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) today released the names of the 22 nominees for the 2016 Reporters Without Borders-TV5 Monde Prize for Press Freedom, which will be awarded to three laureates – a journalist, a media outlet and a citizen journalist – at a ceremony in Strasbourg on 8 November. This is the 25th year running that RSF has awarded this prize. Twitter blocked, journalism threatened in Nigeria Many journalists and bloggers have continued to distinguish themselves in 2016 by the immense courage they display in their daily reporting despite the risks to their lives. Many of this year’s nominees, who are from 19 countries, are being prosecuted or are in prison for refusing to censor themselves. Others are exposed to threats and physical violence from those they dare to criticize.Read the profiles of all the nominees here“Authoritarian regimes cracked down harder on journalists and bloggers in 2016,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “It is no coincidence that nearly half of the nominees work in the bottom 20 of the 180 countries in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index. RSF hails the courage and determination of all these women and men with a common commitment to fighting for freedom of information.”“A significant number of the nominees are unfortunately in the process of being prosecuted or are languishing in jail solely because they wanted to inform their fellow citizens about matters of public interest,” RSF programme director Lucie Morillon said.“Those in prison include Egyptian journalist Ismail Alexandrani, Azerbaijani journalist Seymour Khazi and Chinese citizen journalists Chinois Lu Yuyu and Li Tingyu who, like many other citizen journalists all over the world, took over when the authorities stifled the traditional media. We call for their unconditional release and the withdrawal of all the charges against them.”Nine journalists who take risksA 29-year-old former nurse from Homs, Hadi Abdullah has had many brushes with death as a freelance reporter who became a target for both government forces and armed extremist groups and saw his cameraman killed. Afghan journalist Najiba Ayubi, the head of the Killid Media Group, has also been threatened with death but continues her fight for media freedom.Colombian investigative reporter Jineth Bedoya continues to defend women who have been the victims of violence while Maldives Independent editor Zaheena Rasheed embodies tenacity in the fight against impunity for crimes of violence against journalists. Rasheed covers highly sensitive stories in her now Islamist country and has been outspoken in her criticism of the authorities since one of her reporters, Ahmed Rilwan, disappeared in 2014. Fearing arrest, she finally fled Maldives in September.Judicial harassment is a problem shared by Alfred Taban, the well-known founder and editor of South Sudan’s first newspaper, The Juba Monitor, Mahfuz Anam, the editor of Bangladesh’s Daily Star, and French investigative journalist Edouard Perrin, who helped to expose the LuxLeaks scandal in Luxembourg. But none of them is in prison. Egyptian investigative reporter Ismail Alexandrani and Seymour Khazi, a well-known reporter for Azerbaijan’s sole remaining opposition daily, Azadlig, are not so lucky. Both are jailed on trumped-up charges.Seven pioneering independent media outletsSeven media outlets distinguished themselves by their exemplary reporting in the face of constant harassment. Azamn, the Sultanate of Oman’s only independent newspaper, paid a high price for its independence this year. A court closed it down and imposed jail terms on its three most senior editors. The local correspondents of Fergananews.com, the website of Central Asia’s independent news agency Ferghana, are exposed to similar risks and its reporters in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan have to operate clandestinely.The citizen journalists who report for Chinese human rights website 64Tianwang are still systematically persecuted but show no sign of giving up. As their editor, 2004 RSF Cyber-Freedom Laureate Huang Qi explained: “In 18 years of activity, none has ever agreed to sign a confession drafted by the authorities.” He was referring to the “confessions” that CCTV and Xinhua broadcast with the aim of discrediting government critics.In Algeria and Libya, two media outlets that emerged just three years ago have made a name for themselves by being outspoken and resolutely defending media freedom. Radio M, the first Algiers-based independent web radio, airs a wide range of opinion in a country that gags the media. The Bawabat Al Wasat website has established itself as an essential source of news and information amid the chaos and mounting concern about security issues in Libya. It was blocked for nine months from February 2015 because of its coverage of the talks leading to the creation of the Government of National Accord.Founded by Adam Michnik, the pro-European daily Gazeta Wyborcza has become a symbol of opposition to the excesses of the ruling Law and Justice Party, which is waging an all-out crusade against the media. Since its creation in 2011, the Brazilian non-profit news agency Agência Pública has produced many reports on environmental and human rights issues, some of them winning awards.Citizen journalists step upWhen the traditional media are unable fulfil their role properly, citizen journalists and bloggers take over the job of providing independently-reported news and information, often eliciting an angry response from the authorities. This is what happened to Chinese citizen journalists Lu Yuyu and Li Tingyu. After they suddenly stopped sending messages on 15 June, it emerged that they are being held for documenting unrest and work protests – taboo subjects for the ruling Communist Party.Blogger Ali Al-Mearaj was arrested in June for criticizing the Bahraini regime and is now charged with supporting terrorism. Roya Saberi Negad, a Facebook user with British and Iranian dual nationality, has been detained in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison since October 2013, where she is serving a five-year sentence for criticizing the Iranian regime on Facebook. Tania Quintero and her son, Ivan García Quintero embody journalistic resistance and illustrate the difficulties of free speech in Cuba. She is now a political refugee in Switzerland while he has stayed behind and continues to write blog posts about censorship and the fight for independent journalism.Former war reporter Leonardo Sakamoto keeps a blog about human rights in Brazil and the fight against modern-day slavery. He has often been defamed and threatened and was the target of major smear campaign in April 2016. Created in the space of a day when Burundi’s political crisis erupted in May 2015, SOS Média Burundi consists of a news website and a Facebook page where journalists posts news reports anonymously. It is come to be the main source of information about the crisis.Now partnered with TV5 Monde, RSF’s annual Press Freedom Prize has been drawing attention to the importance of freedom of information since 1992 by honouring journalists and media outlets that have made a noteworthy contribution to the defence or promotion of this fundamental freedom. Each award comes with 2,500 euros in prize money. June 10, 2021 Find out more AfricaAmericasAsia – PacificEurope – Central AsiaMiddle East – North Africa Events RSF Prize October 24, 2016 – Updated on August 23, 2019 RSF unveils 22 nominees for 2016 Press Freedom Prize News Time is pressing, 20 years after Burkinabe journalist’s murder June 7, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Protection rackets rife on Limerick building sites

first_imgPrint NewsCrime & CourtPoliticsProtection rackets rife on Limerick building sitesBy David Raleigh – October 17, 2019 315 Payment for protection rackets at local authority sites in Limerick are rife and criminals have also targeted construction sites in the city’s regeneration areas, according to Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins.Deputy Collins said reliable sources in Limerick City and County Council, as well as sources in the construction industry, informed him that the racketeering operation has been going on for years.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up And he has asked Garda management to canvass the construction industry to investigate the extent of the protection rackets.Chief Superintendent Gerry Roche said Gardaí are aware of individuals suspected of being involved and are liaising with the Limerick Council on weeding it out.Deputy Collins told the Limerick Post that claims from within the construction industry have been backed up by sources in the Council.One source, who spoke only on condition they would not be identified, said that two families involved in the Limerick gangland feud have been demanding protection money from contractors and sub contracting firms for well over a decade.Criminals have also targeted firms involved in the multi-million euro State-operated regeneration of Limerick’s local authority housing estates.“It’s going on for years. There was one family in the Southill area that were at it for a long time, and there are two families involved in the feud involved. Contractors deal with different criminal families in different areas to give them money.“The State was effectively paying criminal elements cash in hand to provide security on the construction sites, even though they had already paid for official security at the sites,” the source explained.“In one incident a well-known individual, who has convictions for serious crime, went to a building site looking for protection money, but Gardaí were alerted and this guy went away”.Deputy Collins raised his concerns at a meeting of Limerick’s Joint Policing Committee on Friday evening.“Payment of protection money, particularly on building sites, is not exclusive to Dublin, and Limerick is no exception. A number of people involved in construction industry have told me that it’s pretty rife in Limerick, not just in Limerick city, but in parts of the county too,” he told the meeting.“The people who are impacted by this are fearful of coming forward and making a complaint, and many feel they have no option but to pay protection monies.”“They told me they would like to see Gardaí canvass the construction industry and build up a picture of the extent of it, and to see if it can be addressed.”He described claims Dublin City Council officials had paid protection money to criminals – a charge decided by the local authority – were “shocking”.“When people come to me as a public representative and tell me that it is happening in Limerick, but at the same time they are fearful of going public or coming forward, I think it’s incumbent on me to raise it.”“It’s also been mentioned to me by people who work here in City Hall and by people who didn’t want to be quoted or go on record.”Deputy Collins said reliable sources told him “there is an awareness within Limerick City and County Council in relation to what’s happening”.In response, Chief Superintendent Gerry Roche, said: “Deputy Collins has brought up a very important point, and obviously I’ve been watching the media myself. I have spoken to Limerick City Council in relation to a number of issues over the last number of months.“There are matters going on there that I can’t talk about any further,” he said.“There are a number of people who we would have suspected who would have been involved in extorting money from contractors, and we would have had a number of approaches to that, one of them would be to use the Criminal Assets Bureau where we can.”“There is more than one way to take on the problem. That’s all I’ll say about that – we have spoken to the City Council and there are ongoing issues in relation to that.”“We we are open to anybody coming to us and talking about that and we would treat what they say in confidence,” he said.Although Limerick City and County Council could not be reached for an official comment, a council source said: “We are not aware of any incidents. It is being looked at in all local authorities and Limerick is no different.” Previous articleLimerick Post Show | The Blizzards drop new albumNext articleDolores O’Riordan’s estate to be sued in High Court David Raleigh Advertisement Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Email Facebook Linkedinlast_img read more

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Bogside graffitti praising Ronan Kerr murder disgusting

first_img Google+ News By News Highland – April 5, 2011 Twitter Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton WhatsApp Bogside graffitti praising Ronan Kerr murder disgusting Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Graffiti praising the murder of PSNI constable Ronan Kerr and threatening further attacks has been daubed on walls in Derry.The slogans were painted in the Bogside estate, an area with a predominantly republican population.One read: “GAA cops, look what use (sic) got”. It refers to Constable Kerr’s membership of a Gaelic football club.The graffiti is being painted out and has been condemned by politicians.Speaking on todays Shaun Doherty Show outgoing SDLP MLA Pat Ramsey said those responsible do not represent the people of Derry in any way:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/pram1pm.mp3[/podcast] NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Facebook Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Previous articleRonan Kerrs funeral to be held tomorrow at 12 noonNext articleSwilly Group wins Donegal Business of the Year 2011 News Highland last_img read more

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Gardai investigate Killygordan house fire

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai investigate Killygordan house fire Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp By News Highland – January 25, 2012 Twitter Gardai are investigating a house fire in the Killygordan area overnight.It is thought arson has not been ruled out on the property in Ballinacor which is understood to be vacant.It is understood that one of the houses was found to contain commercial explosives.Gardaí have sealed off the houses as a precaution and to permit further examinations. Pinterestcenter_img Newsx Adverts Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleDerry’s Fleadh bid back on as Ulster Council backs downNext articleMan abducted and shot in Derry News Highland Google+ Twitterlast_img read more

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“Fake Or Invalid Driving Licenses Are Not Valid Defenses To Avoid Liability Of Insurer”: J&K High Court [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews Updates”Fake Or Invalid Driving Licenses Are Not Valid Defenses To Avoid Liability Of Insurer”: J&K High Court [Read Judgment] Monisha Purwar7 Sep 2020 6:29 AMShare This – x”Mere absence, fake or invalid driving license or disqualification of the driver to drive at the relevant time, are not in themselves defenses available to the insurer either against the insured or the third parties. To avoid its liability towards the insured, the insurer has to prove that the insured was guilty of negligence and failed to exercise reasonable care in the matter of…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?Login”Mere absence, fake or invalid driving license or disqualification of the driver to drive at the relevant time, are not in themselves defenses available to the insurer either against the insured or the third parties. To avoid its liability towards the insured, the insurer has to prove that the insured was guilty of negligence and failed to exercise reasonable care in the matter of fulfilling the condition of the policy. – the Jammu and Kashmir High Court stated in an appeal filed by National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) challenging the order of the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal, Jammu which had directed the appellant/insurer (NICL) to pay a sum of Rs. 88,045/- along with pendente lite and future interest at the rate of 7.5% per annum to the claimant for the injuries suffered by him in a motor vehicular accident caused due to rash and negligent driving of the offending vehicle by its driver. The award of the Tribunal was primarily challenged by the National Insurance Company Limited on the ground that the driver of the offending vehicle was not holding a valid and effective driving license at the time of accident and therefore it is absolved of its liability to indemnify the insured i.e. owner of the offending vehicle. Moreover, it submitted that the Tribunal, after recording a finding that the license of the driver of the offending vehicle was fake, was not right in directing it to pay compensation to the claimant in indemnification of the insured. The Bench comprising of Justice Sanjeev Kumar stated that the appeal had no substance as even though it was proved by NICL that the driving license of the driver of the offending vehicle was fake, he had not presented any evidence showing that the owner of the vehicle was aware that the driving license possessed by the driver was fake. The Court noted that the Supreme Court in National Insurance Company Ltd v. Swaran Singh and Others (2004) had elaborately discussed the issue and stated that ” The breach of policy condition e.g., disqualification of driver or invalid driving licence of the driver, as contained in sub-section (2)(a)(ii) of section 149, have to be proved to have been committed by the insured for avoiding liability by the insurer. Mere absence, fake or invalid driving licence or disqualification of the driver for driving at the relevant time, are not in themselves defences available to the insurer against either the insured or the third parties. To avoid its liability towards insured, the insurer has to prove that the insured was guilty of negligence and failed to exercise reasonable care in the matter of fulfilling the condition of the policy regarding use of vehicles by duly licensed driver or one who was not disqualified to drive at the relevant time.” Also that “The question as to whether the owner has taken reasonable care to find out as to whether the driving licence produced by the driver, (a fake one or otherwise), does not fulfil the requirements of law or not will have to be determined in each case” The Court relied on the above ruling of the Supreme Court to conclude that “NICL succeeded in proving that the driving license held by the driver of the offending vehicle, at the time of accident, was fake. However, the evidence oral as well as documentary produced by the insurer before the Tribunal, nowhere suggests that the insured was guilty of negligence and had failed to exercise reasonable care before engaging respondent No.3 as driver to drive the offending vehicle to find out as to whether the driving license did not fulfill the requisites of law. That aside, it is also not the case of the insurer that the breach on the condition of license is so fundamental as is found to have contributed to the cause of accident.” The appeal was thus found devoid of any merit and was dismissed by the Court with a direction to release the amount due to the claimant in terms of the award of the Motor Accidents Tribunal after proper identification and verification.Click Here To Download Judgment[Read Judgment] Next Storylast_img read more

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Fishermen shocked in row over fishing rights with Scotland

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Fishermen shocked in row over fishing rights with Scotland Google+ Facebook Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows A Donegal TD says the row over fishing rights between the Irish and Scottish governments has shocked fishermen here and left them worried about what’s to come.The row erupted last night after Scotland threatened ‘enforcement action’ against Irish vessels fishing in the Rockall area – 400 kilometres off the North-West coast.In response, the Irish government says its vessels are legitimately pursuing EU fishing rights around the disputed territory, and have done so for decades.Pat The Cope Gallagher, who’s Fianna Fail’s Junior spokesperson on Marine and Fisheries, says it’s left fishermen here worried:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/gallagherfisheries.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleMan jailed for eight months for dangerous driving in BallyshannonNext articleDonegal hurlers lose in Christy Ring Cup relegation play-off News Highland Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – June 8, 2019 Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

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