Livestock Feeds Plc ( HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgLivestock Feeds Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Livestock Feeds Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Livestock Feeds Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Livestock Feeds Plc (  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLivestock Feeds Plc manufactures and markets a range of animal feed products in Nigeria which includes feed for poultry, pig and cattle. The company is the dominant brand in animal feeds with an installed capacity of 40 MT/hour single shift and a network of 12 franchise millers. Livestock Feeds Plc was established in 1963 as a subsidiary of Pfizer to provide health and nutritional products for exotic milking cows and hybrid chicken that were being imported into Nigeria. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Livestock Feeds Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd ( HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgMauritius Secondary Industries Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd (  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMauritius Secondary Industries Limited is based in Mauritius that specialises in the rethreading of tyres as well as the renting out of commercial space, offices and industrial buildings. Mauritius Secondary Industries Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

3 UK shares I’d avoid because hedge funds expect them to fall

first_img3 UK shares I’d avoid because hedge funds expect them to fall Edward Sheldon, CFA | Wednesday, 20th January, 2021 | More on: CINE PFC SBRY Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment.center_img Edward Sheldon has no positions in any shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. One thing I always keep a close eye on as part of my investment research is the list of the most shorted UK shares. These are the shares that hedge funds and institutional investors are betting heavily against.When stocks are heavily shorted, it pays to be careful. The hedge funds don’t always get things right yet, quite often, they do. Carillion, Thomas Cook, Debenhams… these were all heavily shorted stocks and look what happened to them.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Here, I’m going to highlight three UK shares being shorted heavily right now. Given the high level of ‘short interest’ on these stocks, I’d steer clear.These UK shares look riskyOne of the most shorted stocks on the London Stock Exchange right now is cinema operator Cineworld (LSE: CINE). According to, 9.7% of its shares are being shorted. That’s a worrying level of interest.It’s not hard to see why the hedge funds are targeting Cineworld. For starters, 2021 is likely to be extremely challenging for cinema operators due to Covid-19 restrictions. Even after vaccines are rolled out, admission numbers are likely to remain depressed.Secondly, Cineworld has a huge debt pile. In a recent trading update, the company advised it now has aggregate gross debt financing of $4.9bn. This makes the company vulnerable financially.Overall, Cineworld is a short seller’s dream. The company faces huge challenges due to Covid-19 and has a very weak balance sheet. Given the high level of short interest, I’d avoid the stock.Criminal investigationTurning to the oil and gas sector, Petrofac (LSE: PFC) is another UK share I’d avoid. It’s currently the fifth most shorted stock in the UK, according to, with 7.9% short interest.It’s quite obvious why this stock is being targeted. Currently, Petrofac is being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office in relation to bribery allegations associated with three historic contract awards in the UAE in 2013 and 2014.Last week, Petrofac announced that a subsidiary employee has admitted additional charges under the UK Bribery Act 2010. This resulted in the company’s share price crashing more than 30%. Clearly, the hedge funds believe there’s more downside on the cards here. I’d steer clear.Losing market shareFinally, Sainsbury’s (LSE: SBRY) is also a stock I’d avoid. It’s currently the third most shorted UK share and sports short interest of 9.3%.Sainsbury’s doesn’t have obvious problems like Cineworld and Petrofac. However, digging deeper, there are some issues to be aware of.The first is Sainsbury’s is rapidly losing market share to competitors such as Ocado, Lidl and Aldi. In January 2017, its market share was 16.5%. In December 2020, however, its market share was 15.7%.The second is the supermarket giant has a large amount of debt on its balance sheet. At 19 September 2020, net debt was £6.2bn.It’s also worth pointing out that Sainsbury’s shares have had a good run recently. Since the start of September, the stock has risen about 40%. Perhaps the short sellers see this share price rise as excessive.Whatever the reason they’re short, I’m steering clear of this UK stock. When hedge funds are betting against a stock, caution is warranted. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFAlast_img read more

LA UNRWA extiende por seis meses la financiación al Hospital…

first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Por Matthew DaviesPosted Jul 30, 2012 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit an Event Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Tags Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Advocacy Peace & Justice, Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Suhaila Tarazi, directora del Hospital Ahli Arab, le informa a la obispa primada, Katharine Jefferts Schori, acerca del ministerio de esa institución. Jefferts Schori visitó Gaza y el hospital en marzo de 2008. Foto de Matthew Davies/ENS.[Episcopal News Service] La Agencia de Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados de Palestina (UNRWA, por su sigla en inglés) ha ofrecido extender por seis meses su ayuda económica al Hospital Ahli Arab de Gaza, permitiendo así que el hospital cumpla con sus obligaciones financieras y mantenga su personal hasta fines de 2012.El 1 de junio, la UNRWA anunció que no continuaría financiando al hospital, el cual brinda atención sanitaria básica y de emergencia a la población casi exclusivamente musulmana de Gaza. La decisión reduce el presupuesto del hospital en aproximadamente $1 millón al año, o casi la mitad.El obispo Suheil Dawani dijo en un comunicado de prensa que la Diócesis Episcopal de Jerusalén, que dirige el hospital, está “absolutamente comprometida” a mantener abierta la institución, “ya que es el único hospital cristiano en la Franja de Gaza… [pero] sabemos que debemos  movernos con rapidez para ayudar a la transición del hospital hacia un modelo diferente, de manera que no sea económicamente dependiente de la UNRWA a partir de 2013 y, en consecuencia, que los donantes puedan tener confianza en seguir invirtiendo en equipos y programas”.Dawani dijo que la diócesis ha contratado una firma asesora a fin de ayudarla a desarrollar un nuevo plan estratégico para el futuro del hospital.La obispa primada, Katharine Jefferts Schori, acogió con agrado la noticia del contrato provisional de la UNRWA, que si bien no resuelve el problema de la financiación a largo plazo, dijo ella, al menos brinda algún espacio.“La Iglesia Episcopal se siente muy agradecida de la decisión de la UNRWA de proporcionar seis meses de apoyo transicional al Hospital Al Ahli Hospital”, dijo Jefferts Schori a este servicio de prensa [ENS] el 26 de julio. “Esto le proporciona a la Diócesis de Jerusalén un pequeño margen a partir del cual desarrollar la financiación para 2013 y más allá. Será un trabajo difícil, pero tengo esperanzas de sobra que los aliados de todo el mundo acudirán en socorro de este ministerio de curación esencial y transformador”.La UNRWA, que funciona como una agencia de socorro para refugiados palestinos, decidió a principios de este año llevar a cabo un proceso de transparencia en la aplicación de sus fondos para todos los servicios hospitalarios de Gaza. El Hospital Ahli Arab, uno de los 21 centros de atención sanitaria básica, no obtuvo el contrato. La decisión de la UNRWA se produjo luego de casi dos décadas de asociación con el hospital.La 77ª. Convención General, que tuvo lugar a principios de este mes, al aprobar la Resolución B017, le pedía a la Iglesia Episcopal que apoyara al Hospital Ahli Arab mediante recaudación de fondos y labor promocional. En la Resolución B019, la Convención General reafirmaba también la inversión positiva “como un medio necesario de crear una economía sana y una infraestructura sostenible” en los Territorios Palestinos.A principios de junio, Jefferts Schori y otros 101 obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal le escribieron al presidente Barack Obama solicitando su intervención para revocar la decisión [de la UNRWA] tocante a la financiación [del hospital] que, según decían, podía tener “desastrosas consecuencias para los más de dos millones de residentes de Gaza, quienes ya viven en condiciones de profunda necesidad humanitaria”.Según la página web de la UNRWA, 1.167.572 de los residentes de Gaza están inscritos como refugiados, y la Franja de Gaza, que tiene 40 kilómetros de largo y entre 5,9 y 12 kilómetros de ancho, incluye ocho campamentos de refugiados. De los más de 2 millones a que asciende la totalidad de los residentes, menos de 1.500 son cristianos.El Hospital Ahli Arab fue fundado como una misión de la Iglesia Anglicana en 1882 y pasó a formar parte de la diócesis en 1982. En la actualidad, se cuenta entre más de 30 instituciones administradas por la diócesis, que tiene su sede en Jerusalén, a través del Líbano, Siria, Jordania, Israel y los Territorios Palestinos.Suhaila Tarazi, directora del hospital, dijo en un comunicado de prensa el 26 de julio: “Nos enorgullecemos de nuestra larga y valiosa relación con la UNRWA. Invitamos a todos nuestros aliados en todo el mundo a ayudarnos a mantenernos abiertos y a estar listos a servir a los pobres de Gaza, independientemente de raza o religión”.Los Amigos Americanos de la Diócesis Episcopal de Jerusalén (AFEDJ) enviaron recientemente $50.000 al hospital como parte de su constante misión de apoyar a las instituciones de la diócesis.Reconociendo que la tragedia humanitaria en Gaza “es bien conocida y actual”, Anne Lynn, directora ejecutiva de AFEDJ, dijo al Servicio de Prensa Episcopal que el Hospital Ahli Arab  “es el rostro del cristianismo para esta gente atribulada. En consecuencia, no es sorprendente que la Diócesis de Jerusalén se sienta comprometida a mantener el rumbo y las puertas abiertas”.Lynn añadió que AFEDJ y sus donantes están comprometidos a ayudar. “La diócesis está tomando medidas inteligentes y de largo plazo para sostener el hospital. Pero ellos no pueden hacer esta transición sin [contar con] muchísimo apoyo”, agregó. “Todos nos esforzaremos en encontrar ese apoyo para que el personal especializado del Ahli pueda seguir brindando atención compasiva para todos”.– Matthew Davies es el Director y reportero del Servicio de Prensa Episcopal. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Martinsville, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Job Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Eventscenter_img The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC LA UNRWA extiende por seis meses la financiación al Hospital Ahli Arab de Gaza Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Press Release Service Israel-Palestine, Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Middle East Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Belleville, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Collierville, TN Rector Bath, NC Rector Knoxville, TN last_img read more

Disasters? There’s an app for that…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is urging residents across the nation to download and use the FEMA smartphone app.  The app is designed to help families prepare for a wide array of natural and man-made disasters, and can help affected Americans recover, should disaster strike.  FEMA officials will be available for interviews to discuss the importance of residents preparing for severe weather, and specific features contained in the app that can help families and individuals stay safe and recover from disasters. According to a recent survey by Pew Research, 40 percent of Americans have used their smartphone to look up government services or information. Additionally, a majority of smartphone owners use their devices to keep up to date with breaking news, and to be informed about what is happening in their community.Some key features of the app include:National Weather Service Alerts: The app enables users to receive weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations across the nation. This new feature allows users to receive alerts on severe weather happening anywhere they select in the country, even if the phone is not located in the area, making it easy to follow severe weather that may be threatening family and friends.Safety Tips: Tips on how to stay safe before, during, and after over 20 types of hazards, including floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes.Preparation Checklist:  Helps users put together emergency kits and develop family communication plans to determine how they will reunite with loved ones in the event of a disaster.Maps of Disaster Resources: Users can locate and receive driving directions to open shelters and disaster recovery centers.Apply for Assistance: The app provides easy access to apply for federal disaster assistance.Information in Spanish: The app defaults to Spanish-language content for smartphones that have Spanish set as their default language.The latest version of the FEMA app is available for free in the App Store for Apple devices and Google Play for Android devices.  For more information go here. TAGSDisaster AppFEMA Previous articleCity Council confirms new Community Development DirectorNext article6 Steps to Prevent a Fall Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

BBC TV series on working in the community

first_imgBBC TV series on working in the community Other skills covered in the Voluntary Matters 4 series are Fundraising, Writing a Press Release and Pitching for Sponsorship as individuals from voluntary organisations are given their specific communications challenge.Working in the Community is being broadcast from Monday 7 April to Friday 11 April 2003 at 05.00 – 06.00 on BBC2, and is being repeated from Monday 14 April to Friday 18 April at the same time. BBC TV and the Media Trust’s Working in the Community season gets underway this month.The series covers key aspects of working in the voluntary sector from communication and management skills to diversity issues, team leadership and health and safety matters. The new series challenges the voluntary sector to improve its communication skills. The Interview follows Soo Nevison from Multiple Choice, a drug rehabilitation charity in Leeds, as she works to overcome her fear of interviews. Through intensive training and with a tight deadline, Soo is set the challenge of doing a live TV interview. What to say, how to say it and how to look are all part of the makeover. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital Management Volunteering  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 2 April 2003 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Complaint about UNICEF UK’s telephone fundraising upheld

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Complaint about UNICEF UK’s telephone fundraising upheld Four unwanted calls by UNICEF UK to a supporter who had been registered with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) have resulted in a complaint to the Fundraising Standards Board which has been upheld.The complainant received four unwanted calls from the charity between March and April 2011. UNICEF UK had deemed the person a ‘warm donor’ because they had purchased Christmas cards from the charity between 2000 and 2004.The complainant had asked the charity’s telephone fundraising agency to stop calling after each call. After the first two calls, a complaint was made to the Telephone Preference Service in April 2011. UNICEF UK confirmed that no future calls would be made, but two further calls were received that month.UNICEF UK apologised and undertook an internal review but the complainant then took the matter to the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB).Breaches of Fundraising Promise and Telephone Fundraising CodeIn the adjudication on 20 February 2012, the FRSB Adjudication Board determined that UNICEF UK had breached the Fundraising Promise clauses “We Are Honest and Open” and “We are Respectful” and section 3.5 of the Institute of Fundraising’s Telephone Fundraising Code. The complaint was upheld and the Board requested a report from UNICEF UK about the steps it would take to ensure that no further breach would occur. The report has been published today.UNICEF UK has undertaken a full review of its telephone fundraising activities and has introduced improvements that the FRSB has commended as “robust”.Improvements to telephone fundraisingThe improvements include:• Introducing a charity-wide definition of a ‘warm supporter’;• All data is screened against the TPS register, including ‘warm supporters’ and telephone operators acting on UNICEF UK’s behalf have been reminded of the importance of checking that the supporter is happy to continue receiving calls from the charity;• Reducing the timeframe within which callers are removed from calling lists and;• Ensuring that all suppliers also comply with industry standards.Lawrie Simanowitz, Board Member of the Fundraising Standards Board, and Partner in the charities team at Bates Wells & Braithwaite solicitors, said: “Although the Board unanimously upheld this complaint, we felt that UNICEF UK’s subsequent internal investigation and review of its telephone fundraising services, the way it works with suppliers and its treatment of TPS registration has been exemplary.”Jon Sparkes, Chief Operating Officer atUNICEF UK, added that the charity accepts the FRSB’s ruling and apologises to the complainant “unreservedly”.He said that the internal review had led “to improvements in our complaints procedure, telephone marketing scripts, and the process by which we select former and current supporters for telephone contact. We believe our telephone fundraising services are now among the most robust in our market.” Advertisement Tagged with: Fundraising Standards Board Law / policy Telephone fundraising Telephone Preference Service Howard Lake | 17 April 2012 | News  72 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Ag Leadership To Meet Monday to Discuss Farm Bill Fate

first_imgPolitico reported there might be a meeting of conferees on December 4th – even though the Senate isn’t scheduled to return until the 9th. That had not been confirmed Friday afternoon. Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE The House and Senate Agriculture Committee leaders were unable to reach agreement Thursday as they had hoped. But House Ag Ranking Member Collin Peterson said in a radio interview Friday that the four will meet on the farm bill via conference call Monday. Home Indiana Agriculture News Ag Leadership To Meet Monday to Discuss Farm Bill Fatecenter_img Ag Leadership To Meet Monday to Discuss Farm Bill Fate SHARE By Gary Truitt – Nov 24, 2013 Previous articleCost for Hoosier Thanksgiving Dinner Down in 2013Next articleHuge One Day Windfall for Big Oil Following EPA RFS Announcement Gary Truittlast_img read more

Cameron Turner: Jobs, the Grinch and Stevie’s Christmas “Wish”

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But that chart-topping tune, which celebrates the simple joys of childhood, is a comforting reminder of the real meaning of the holiday. “I Wish” opens with Stevie singing:Looking’ back on when I was a little, nappy-headed boyWhen my only worry was for Christmas what would be my toyEven though we sometimes would not get a thingWe were happy with the joy the day would bringThe joy of Christmas – stemming from the closeness of family and friends and the comfort and inspiration of faith – should be the cornerstone of our yuletide celebrations. For when the unpredictable, ever changing events of life take an unhappy turn, that joy will sustain us.The experts keep telling us that the economy is getting better. With the addition of 39,800 jobs statewide, unemployment in California has dropped to 8.7% in October (down from 10% a year ago). That’s good news, but a whole lot of folks are still struggling. Many of those new jobs are low-wage, part-time gigs with few benefits. That’s why a lot of moms and dads who go to work every day still cannot provide for their families without government assistance such as food stamps – which Republicans on Capital Hill have targeted for deep spending cuts. Meanwhile, about1.6 million Californians remain out of work. And Republicans lawmakers want to block an extension of federal unemployment benefits, which are set to expire three days after Christmas.So, despite the declining unemployment numbers far too many people are still facing hard times, with no certain end in sight. Anxiety soars whenever money gets funny, but it can soar to painful heights around Christmas when parents may feel guilty and ashamed at not being able to get presents their kids want. Remembering Stevie Wonder’s song can help.Even though we sometimes would not get a thingWe were happy with the joy the day would bringGift-giving is a wonderful and fun Christmas tradition, but it was never supposed to be the focal point of the holiday. Christmas originated, after all, to remember the birth (in very humble circumstances) of a prophet whom believers revere as the son of God. His gift to the world, the gift he would have us give to one another, is love. So, when we celebrate Christmas in spirit and in truth, our holiday joy will not depend on stuff that we buy.That’s what the Grinch discovered. Dr. Seuss’ lime furred misanthrope sought to destroy Christmas by burglarizing all of the presents, decorations and special holiday foods (including the roast beast!) out of Whoville. And yet, when the sun rose on Christmas morning, all of the Whos down in Whoville, the tall and the small, joined hands and lifted their voices in a song of joy and gratitude. Their song happily defies the Grinch’s malevolent plans and lovingly expresses the true meaning of the day with the simple statement, “Christmas Day is in our grasp so long as we have hands to clasp.”Holding hands, drawing one another close, sharing laughter and tears, encouraging, comforting and consoling one another, affirming our love for one another. . . Acts such as these make Christmas meaningful. They will sustain us through sorrow and make us smile anew long after the memories of wrapping paper and presents have faded.As the great script writer Earl Hamner, Jr. states in the epilogue to his heartwarming Depression-era Christmas movie, The Homecoming (inspiration for the long-running network series The Waltons), “Christmas is a season when we give tokens of love. In that house we gave not tokens but love itself.”Merry Christmas and thanks for listening. I’m Cameron Turner and that’s my two cents. 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Infraction Of Rules Of Natural Justice By Itself Doesn’t Invalidate Proceedings Unless Prejudice Is Caused, Reiterates SC [Read Judgment]

first_imgTop StoriesInfraction Of Rules Of Natural Justice By Itself Doesn’t Invalidate Proceedings Unless Prejudice Is Caused, Reiterates SC [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK16 Oct 2020 6:50 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has observed that the breach of the audi alteram partem rule cannot by itself, without more, lead to the conclusion that prejudice is thereby caused. The court said that the “prejudice” exception must be more than a mere apprehension or even a reasonable suspicion of a litigant. In its judgment delivered on friday, the bench comprising Justices RF Nariman,…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 has observed that the breach of the audi alteram partem rule cannot by itself, without more, lead to the conclusion that prejudice is thereby caused. The court said that the “prejudice” exception must be more than a mere apprehension or even a reasonable suspicion of a litigant.  In its judgment delivered on friday, the bench comprising Justices RF Nariman, Navin Sinha and KM Joseph summarized the principles by referring to a some precedents. It observed:Natural justice is a flexible tool in the hands of the judiciary to reach out in fit cases to remedy injustice. The breach of the audi alteram partem rule cannot by itself, without more, lead to the conclusion that prejudice is thereby caused. Where procedural and/or substantive provisions of law embody the principles of natural justice, their infraction per se does not lead to invalidity of the orders passed. Here again, prejudice must be caused to the litigant, except in the case of a mandatory provision of law which is conceived not only in individual interest, but also in public interest.No prejudice is caused to the person complaining of the breach of natural justice where such person does not dispute the case against him or it. This can happen by reason of estoppel, acquiescence, waiver and by way of non-challenge or non-denial or admission of facts, in cases in which the Court finds on facts that no real prejudice can therefore be said to have been caused to the person complaining of the breach of natural justice. In cases where facts can be stated to be admitted or indisputable, and only one conclusion is possible, the Court does not pass futile orders of setting aside or remand when there is, in fact, no prejudice caused. This conclusion must be drawn by the Court on an appraisal of the facts of a case, and not by the authority who denies natural justice to a person. The “prejudice” exception must be more than a mere apprehension or even a reasonable suspicion of a litigant. It should exist as a matter of  fact, or be based upon a definite inference of likelihood of prejudice flowing from the non-observance of natural justice. The Court dismissed state’s appeal against an Allahabad High Court judgment which had set aside the cancellation of some tenders on the ground of breach of natural justice. Taking note of the facts of the matter, the bench said that the cancellation of the award of tender in favour of the applicant, the audi alteram partem rule were breached in its entirety.  The bench also observed that writ petition under Article 226 of the Constitution is maintainable at the instance of an aggrieved party to enforce a contractual obligation of the State or its instrumentality when the State acts in an arbitrary manner.”We, therefore, uphold the impugned judgment of the High Court on the ground that natural justice has indeed been breached in the facts of the present case, not being a case of admitted facts leading to the grant of a futile writ, and that prejudice has indeed been caused to Respondent No.1. In view of this finding, there is no need to examine the other contentions raised by the parties before us.”, the bench said while upholding the High CourtCase: STATE OF U.P vs. SUDHIR KUMAR SINGH [CIVIL APPEAL NO. 3498 OF 2020]Coram: Justices RF Nariman, Navin Sinha and KM JosephCounsel: Sr. Adv Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Sr. Adv Rakesh Dwivedi,, SG Tushar Mehta  Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more