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Margarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu) Q32011 Interim Report

first_imgMargarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Margarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Margarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Margarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu)  2011 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileMargarine Industries Limited is a Mauritian company that focuses on the manufacturing, distribution and sale of margarine and other related products. The company also engages in the import and distribution of dried foodstuffs such as concentrated juices, fruit juices, canned foods, rice, biscuits, syrups, UHT milk, chocolate spread, yeasts, cereals, and honey. Margarine Industries Limited handles its business under two segments, which are manufacturing and trading. Margarine Industries Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited (ECO.zw) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgEconet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited (ECO.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited (ECO.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited (ECO.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited (ECO.zw)  2019 annual report.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Company ProfileEconet Wireless Zimbabwe is a diversified telecommunications group; it is the largest enterprise of its kind in Zimbabwe and the largest company on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange in terms of market capitalisation. Econet Wireless Zimbabwe provides products and solutions for mobile and fixed wireless telephony, public payphones, internet access and payment solutions. In 2009, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe became the first operator in Zimbabwe to launch data services with 3G capability. This was followed by an extensive project to expand its geographic coverage; building a fibre-optic network, providing financial transaction switching and point-of-sale and value-added retail support services. The company is a subsidiary of a privately-owned group controlled by its founder, Strive Masiyiwa. The group’s subsidiaries include Econet Global, Econet Wireless Africa, Econet Wireless International, Econet Enterprises, Liquid Telecom Group and Econet Media.last_img read more

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Lloyds’ dividend yield just hit 7%! Here’s why I’d invest £2k

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Lloyds’ dividend yield just hit 7%! Here’s why I’d invest £2k Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address Rupert Hargreaves | Tuesday, 3rd March, 2020 | More on: LLOY Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. 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.center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves 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. Investors have been rushing to sell the Lloyds (LSE: LLOY) share price over the past few weeks. The stock is off around 10% since the beginning of February. What’s more, at the time of writing, it’s also down 25% from its 52-week high, printed in mid-December 2019.After these declines, the lender’s dividend yield has spiked to more than 7%. Meanwhile, the stock’s price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio has slumped to 7.1. These metrics suggest Lloyds’ fundamentals have deteriorated substantially in recent weeks. But that really isn’t the case.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…Falling share priceShares in Lloyds have declined in line with the broader market over the past few weeks. As the coronavirus has spread around the world, investors have started to become concerned about the impact the outbreak will have on the global economy.As one of the UK’s largest banks, a broad-based economic slowdown is almost sure to have an impact on Lloyds. However, its the country’s largest mortgage lender and that means a significant percentage of its income comes from home buyers.This hints that while the bank is unlikely to escape a slowdown altogether, it’s well-positioned to weather the storm. It’s unlikely that borrowers will stop paying their mortgages just because the outbreak is spreading.Future growthAs such, now could be an excellent opportunity for long-term investors to snap up a share in Lloyds. Indeed, after nearly a decade of restructuring, the bank is now one of the healthiest lenders in Europe. Profits are booming, and it’s well-placed the benefit from any economic stimulus measures the government may announce over the next 12-months.For the past three years, the spectre of Brexit has weighed on the group’s share price. Economic surveys suggest the economy was starting to recover to from this malaise in January and the beginning of February. Assuming this trend continues when the COVID-19 outbreak diminishes, Lloyds’ earnings could see strong growth over the next few years.If the coronavirus outbreak doesn’t slow down anytime soon, the lender might have to make some tough choices. However, as mentioned above, its core business should continue to produce a stable, steady income, providing downside protection for investors.Blue-chip incomeAs such, if you’re looking for blue-chip income, Lloyds could be a great addition to your portfolio. As mentioned above, the stock currently supports a dividend yield of 7.1%. Management has also shown willingness over the past few years to return additional capital to shareholders — when the time is right.That indicates if the economy does recover strongly over the next few years, investors could be in line for big special dividends, or share repurchases, as the lender’s profits expand.That said, in the short term, it’s impossible to tell if the shares will fall or recover from recent losses. Therefore, it might be best to avoid the stock if you’re not prepared to buy and hold the shares for the next few years.last_img read more

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£5k to invest in your ISA? I think this safe haven stock’s too cheap to miss as markets sink

first_img Enter Your Email Address £5k to invest in your ISA? I think this safe haven stock’s too cheap to miss as markets sink Forget about the 2008/2009 financial crash, the terrorist attacks of September 2011 in the US, or the famous dotcom bubble at the turn of the millennium. The selling fever that’s gripped traders and investors since the coronavirus spread makes those other market falls pale into insignificance.The brief rally across share bourses this morning didn’t take long to fizzle out either. The FTSE 100 fell to fresh multi-year lows earlier in Tuesday business and is still down by triple digits. Even those companies whose profit outlooks remain robust are being panic sold. This provides plenty of dip-buying opportunities for long-term investors.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…Defensive darlingPremier Foods (LSE: PFD) is one share that merits serious attention today, in my opinion. It’s long traded on a forward earnings multiple inside the bargain-basement terrain of 10 times and below. However, the washout of recent weeks now means the food producer trades at almost next to nothing.A 46% share price drop over the past month means Premier Foods now carries price-to-earnings (P/E) ratios of 2.3 times and 2.1 times for the fiscal years to March 2020 and 2021 respectively.I find the scale of Premier Foods’s descent hard to fathom. With the world grinding to a standstill, it’s obvious why some stock sectors, from airlines and leisure operators to retailers and sports gambling providers (to name just a handful) are taking a hit. But food is one of those commodities we simply can’t do without. This is why this small-cap’s in a better position to weather the storm that most others.A glorious foodieBritons are self-isolating in greater and greater numbers. Restaurants are empty and people are choosing to cook at home instead. And so demand for some of Premier Foods’ products like Bisto gravy, Homepride cooking sauces, Saxa salt and McDougalls flour would have received a boost over recent weeks.A Kantar Worldpanel report on recent treat and snack sales in China also makes encouraging reading for Premier Foods. The study says that “limits on outdoor entertainment and social interaction” in China “[has] generated new occasions for in-home indulgence and consumption.”Expect demand for these products to have leapt in other major territories like the UK too. Such goods are ones that Kantar rightfully says provide “a crucial role in energy balance and emotional health.”So how does this affect Premier Foods? I’ll tell you. Through its titanic Lyons, Cadbury and Mr Kipling brands, it manufactures some of the country’s most beloved cakes, tarts and other sweets. Sales under the latter umbrella in particular jumped 10% in the three months to December, illustrating just how popular this particular brand is.City analysts expect Premier Foods to report a 6% annual earnings increase for the upcoming fiscal year. And I don’t expect broker forecasts to be hacked down irrespective of the coronavirus outbreak.I believe recent share price weakness makes it a brilliant bargain for value investors to buy today. See all posts by Royston Wild “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Royston Wild | Tuesday, 17th March, 2020 | More on: PFD Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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After talks fail, Florida’s suit against federal cruise-line restrictions to proceed

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, in Miami, for Carnival Cruise Line’s new Terminal F, which will be the homeport to the Carnival Celebration cruise ship at PortMiami. AP Photo/Lynne Sladky Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate And that’s a victory for Florida’s $8.1 billion cruise industry and a defeat for government-overreach, Governor Ron DeSantis said Thursday.“We’re going to be sailing hopefully very soon,” DeSantis said during a Miami news conference, noting it is pressure from Florida that is forcing the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to relax restrictions on the cruise industry.“Had we not done what we did by suing, you would not be talking about sailing right now. The CDC was not moving. They were not budging. They were non responsive,” he said.The CDC’s April conditional-sail order update requires 95% of cruise ship passengers and 98% of crew be vaccinated and ships undergo 60 to 90 days of preparation and test sailing before resuming full operations.The state’s lawsuit, filed in April against the CDC and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) contends the order is “unlawful,” outdated and has left the state’s cruise industry pier-side since last March.On May 12, state and federal attorneys argued before Judge Merryday in Tampa with Florida’s lawyers seeking to an injunction against the conditional-sail order to resume sailing immediately.On May 20, Merryday ordered all parties into mediation until June 1. After several days of discussions, including an 11-hour session on May 27, that effort ended Tuesday.“We were in mediation with them. They were very unreasonable about some of the things that they were asking,” DeSantis said, expressing confidence the state will win its lawsuit and, if it doesn’t, would [according to DeSantis] continue to appeal because the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals now has a majority of judges appointed by former President Donald Trump.“There’s not been a single elected official in this country who’s done more to liberate the cruise lines from a bureaucracy that is totally out of touch, and that, quite frankly, is exercising authority that they do not possess, under the law,” DeSantis said.The CDC’s order – supported by the cruise industry because a vast majority of their customers will not board the ships without assurances crew and fellow passengers are vaccinated against COVID-19 – runs afoul with a bill signed into law by DeSantis banning businesses or institutions from requiring proof of vaccination, or “vaccine passport.” Under the new law, if a cruise operator violated the law, it would have to pay up to a $5,000 fine on a per passenger basis. The Anatomy of Fear Florida and the Feds can’t agree, so a lawsuit lodged by the state demanding an immediate resumption of cruise-line sailing will proceed. By John Haughey | The Center Square Instead of exempting the cruise industry from the law, DeSantis would rather spend state money defending it because he is running for president in 2024, say his two declared 2022 gubernatorial Democratic challengers.Former Republican Governor and current Democratic U.S. Representative Charlie Crist and Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, who will vie for the Democratic nod to take on DeSantis, have issued statements criticizing the governor for placing ideology above the economy.“Every business should have the right to regulate their own when it comes to who their patrons are. This is something that has to be a free market decision,” Fried said on WFLA TV Wednesday. “I also know this lawsuit was for the sole purpose of political games. This was not because they truly believe in this policy. It’s because they want to win points with a very small sector of our state.”center_img TAGSBusinessCDCCOVID-19CruiseFlorida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki FriedGovernor Ron DeSantisJudge MerrydayLawsuittravelVaccine Previous articleFlorida International University’s ‘Wall of Wind’ simulates Cat 5 hurricane, see video; advice for severe weather hazardsNext articleKitten season is upon us, and Apopka-based Candy’s Cats needs your help Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name herelast_img read more

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G-Flat / Koh Kitayama + architecture WORKSHOP

first_img G-Flat / Koh Kitayama + architecture WORKSHOP G-Flat / Koh Kitayama + architecture WORKSHOPSave this projectSaveG-Flat / Koh Kitayama + architecture WORKSHOP Year:  CopyAbout this officeKoh Kitayama + architecture WORKSHOPOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsHousingTokyoJapanPublished on September 06, 2012Cite: “G-Flat / Koh Kitayama + architecture WORKSHOP” 06 Sep 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – Painted AluminumStonesCosentinoDekton® Surfaces – Chicago 444Exterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – CPXPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsHexapent Facade PanelDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Folding Door System – Rabel 3710 Super ThermalWall / Ceiling LightsLuminisCeiling Surface Lights – HollowcoreBenches / TablesUrbaStyleConcrete Bench – BoomerangMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?G-Flat是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily Projects Save this picture!© Daici Ano+ 12 Share “COPY” “COPY” Apartments Architects: Koh Kitayama + architecture WORKSHOP Area Area of this architecture project 2006 Photographs:  Daici Ano Text description provided by the architects. Structural walls have been installed in the center of each residential block, and these walls are arranged in alternating directions in adjacent residential buildings.Save this picture!© Daici AnoRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornThey are structurally unified by the connecting balconies, and so horizontal forces are directly taken by structural walls running in two directions. In this system, steel posts take vertical loads from the flat slabs, which are independent from the structural walls.Save this picture!© Daici AnoDue to this structural system, the perimeters of the residential blocks are completely free from the structure, and every residence has a spatial form like a detached house, comprising many surfaces that interface with the exterior.Save this picture!© Daici AnoThe privacy and thermal conditions of the internal spaces are controllable due to the installation of a double line of operable fittings along the perimeter, like an engawa-style veranda.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessJoint Office Building and Passenger & Cargo Terminal Proposal / de Architekten Cie.ArticlesnycobaNOMA ‘Crafting the Interview 3.0′ EventArticlesProject locationAddress:Tokyo, JapanLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Area:  2635 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyApartments•Tokyo, Japan Japan Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/266997/g-flat-architecture-workshop Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/266997/g-flat-architecture-workshop Clipboardlast_img read more

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Cyber-dissident Zhang Jianhong (“Li Hong”) gets six years in prison

first_img Follow the news on China ChinaAsia – Pacific ChinaAsia – Pacific RSF_en Reporters Without Borders voiced dismay on learning that cyber-dissident Zhang Jianhong, who is also known by the pen-name of Li Hong, was sentenced today to six years in prison by a court in Ningbo, in the eastern province of Zhejiang. He has appealed against the sentence. Zhang was arrested in September 2006 and was charged the following month with “incitement to subvert the state’s authority” for calling for political reform in articles posted on the Internet. Two other cyber-dissidents who were arrested six months ago, Chen Shuqing and Yang Maodong, are still awaiting trial. News April 27, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Help by sharing this information Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News Receive email alertscenter_img March 12, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders voiced dismay on learning that cyber-dissident Zhang Jianhong, who is also known by the pen-name of Li Hong, was sentenced today to six years in prison by a court in Ningbo, in the eastern province of Zhejiang. He has appealed against the sentence.A member of the Chinese branch of the independent writers association PEN, Zhang was arrested in September 2006 and was charged the following month with “incitement to subvert the state’s authority” for calling for political reform in articles posted on the Internet. Two other cyber-dissidents who were arrested six months ago, Chen Shuqing and Yang Maodong, are still awaiting trial.“This verdict is sadly yet another example of the judicial system being used by the political authorities,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is outrageous that cyber-dissidents get severe prison sentences just for the views they express. Yet again, they are being made to pay a heavy price for their commitment. After Zhang’s conviction, we fear that the same fate is in store for Chen and Yang.”According to the New China news agency, Zhang was convicted of writing “articles defaming the Chinese government and calling for agitation to overthrow the government.” The court said it was showing clemency to the defendant, who posted around 100 articles on the Internet from May to September 2006, because he expressed remorse during the trial.Aged 48, Zhang founded the literary website Aiqinghai.net in August 2005 and was its editor until the authorities shut it down in March 2006. He also wrote regularly for sites such as Boxun and The Epoch Times. He already spent a year and a half in a reeducation-through-work camp for “counter-revolutionary propaganda” after getting involved in the 1989 pro-democracy movement. Chen’s case has been sent back to the police for further investigation. A member of the banned China Democracy Party (CDP), he was charged on 17 October 2006 with “incitement to subvert the state’s authority.” He was already detained for four months in 1999 for helping to create the CDP. Better known as Guo Feixiong, Yang was arrested on 14 September 2006. A lawyer, writer and human rights activist, he has been accused of “illegal business activity.” He was previously arrested for “disturbing the peace” after a rally on 13 September 2005 in the village of Taishi (in Guangdong province). ———————-Read our weekly “blog review” and create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org News March 19, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cyber-dissident Zhang Jianhong (“Li Hong”) gets six years in prison Organisation to go further News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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P.F. Chang’s Celebrates Lunar New Year

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 P.F. Chang’s Celebrates Lunar New Year P.F. Chang’s celebrates Lunar New Year with Fire & Ice dessert and Red Lantern cocktail. Facebook Twitter Facebook Local NewsBusiness TAGS  center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Previous articlePolitical storms swirl around California’s Newsom amid virusNext articleGlobal Plastic Recycling Market Report 2020-2025: Opportunities in Increased Research Activities to Find An Effective Method of Recycling Plastic Waste – ResearchAndMarkets.com Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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FG to discuss Donegal garda resources with Chief Superintendent

first_img Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ Previous articleCope says BMW should receive extra EU structural fundsNext articleEpiscopal ordination set for April 21st News Highland News Fine Gael will meet with Chief Superintendent Terry Mc Ginn today to discuss policing in Donegal, and in particular how the force locally is being resourced.The deputation is being led by Donegal North East Deputy Joe Mc Hugh, who says he wants to being back a comprehensive and accurate picture to the Justice Minister.On the issue of patrol cars, Deputy Mc Hugh says if gardai are to be visible in rural areas, that’s an area which must be explored…………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/000joemc830.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Pinterest Twittercenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – January 28, 2013 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Google+ FG to discuss Donegal garda resources with Chief Superintendentlast_img read more

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DU Exams: Delhi HC Directs Centre And Railways To Consider Providing Assistance To PwD Students Willing To Take Physical Exams In Delhi

first_imgNews UpdatesDU Exams: Delhi HC Directs Centre And Railways To Consider Providing Assistance To PwD Students Willing To Take Physical Exams In Delhi Karan Tripathi27 Aug 2020 5:53 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has directed the Ministry of Human Resource Development and the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment to coordinate with the Ministry of Railways on providing timely reservation and subsidised tickets to students under Persons With Disability (PwD) category, who are living in remote areas and are willing to come to Delhi to participate in physical exams organised…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?LoginDelhi High Court has directed the Ministry of Human Resource Development and the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment to coordinate with the Ministry of Railways on providing timely reservation and subsidised tickets to students under Persons With Disability (PwD) category, who are living in remote areas and are willing to come to Delhi to participate in physical exams organised by the Delhi University. While issuing notice to the Ministry of Railways, the Division Bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad has directed all the three Ministries to submit separate affidavits on steps taken to ensure that PwD category students, from remote areas such as Bihar, UP and Chhattisgarh, are able to come to Delhi at least 5 days prior to the commencement of DU’s physical exams. The order has come in petitions filed by Prateek Sharma and National Federation of Blind, seeking adequate assistance for students falling under the PwD category and Visually Handicapped (VH) category for enabling them to take final year exams of the Delhi University. Today, Senior Advocate SK Rungta, who was appearing for the National Federation of Blind, informed the court that around 222 students under VH category would be opting for the physical mode of examinations. Mr Rungta further submitted that most of these students are living in remote areas of Bihar, eastern UP and Chhattisgarh, and it would be extremely difficult for them to arrange finances to come to Delhi to participate in the physical exams. While arguing that it is the responsibility of the state in these extraordinary times to financially support the PwD and VH category students, Mr Rungta assured the court that the expenses pertaining to the boarding and lodging of these students in Delhi will be borne by the National Federation of Blind. ‘It is easier for students in Delhi to arrange for scribes. However, students living in remote areas will not have similar arrangements, and they will be forced to come to Delhi to take the physical exams and arrange for scribes’, Mr Rungta argued. On the other hand, Senior Advocate Saurav Datta, who appeared for DU, informed the court that the University has provided the leftover students options to either physically appear for the exam or take it remotely and submit the answer sheets through email. While directing the concerned Union Ministries to work out a plan for assisting the PwD category students in remote areas, the court also directed NFB to provide a list of students of the total number of PwD and VH category students from remote areas, who would be willing to come to Delhi to take the physical exams, to all the concerned Ministries. In addition to this, the court also directed the Delhi University to add a paragraph in its examination notification stating that the leftover students from remote areas who fall under the PwD and VH categories and are willing to take physical exams in Delhi, are required to send their requests for the same to the University through email latest by September 04. Next Storylast_img read more