Chemco Limited ( Q32016 Interim Report

first_imgChemco Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Chemicals sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Chemco Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Chemco Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Chemco Limited (  2016 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileChemco Limited specialises in the formulation, manufacturing, blending and trading of chemicals. The company operates as one of the subsidiaries of Harel Mallac & Co. Ltd. Chemco Limited company engages in the production and sale of agro chemicals, specialty chemicals and consumer goods.  Chemco Limited is headquartered in Port Louis, Mauritius. Chemco Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Hippo Valley Estates Limited ( HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgHippo Valley Estates Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Hippo Valley Estates Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Hippo Valley Estates Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Hippo Valley Estates Limited (  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileHippo Valley Estates Limited is a subsidiary of Tongaat Hulett Limited and primarily involved in growing and milling sugar cane in Zimbabwe. This involves planting, maintaining and harvesting sugar cane crops and haulage to the sugar mill. The milling segment crushes and produces raw sugar. Hippo Valley Estates is an extensive enterprise and has other interests in sugar packaging, game hunting, fishing, and livestock and citrus farming. Chiredzi Township (Private) Limited provides services for water treatment. The Hippo Valley Estates and Triangle Sugar mills in Zimbabwe have combined milling capacity to crush more than 4,8 million tons of cane annually and produce over 640 000 tons of sugar. Refining capacity is 140 000 tons per annum. Hippo Valley Estates Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Was I wrong about these quality stocks or is this a buying opportunity?

first_img 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. 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. Fallen stocks damaged by the pandemic have been rocketing upwards. But some of my favourite high-quality defensive shares have been sinking. Was I wrong to be so enthusiastic about those stalwarts, or is this a buying opportunity?At the end of last year, my Motley Fool colleague Tej Kohli pointed out that investors have been shifting their money. And he explained that “rotation is the counter-movement of investor capital from one equity sector into another.”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…Sinking quality stocksKohli reckons rotation often occurs between growth and value stocks. And I think we can see signs of that playing out in the American stock market. It is, after all, heavy with technology growth companies. We’ve also seen a bit of rotation from growth stocks here in the UK.But we investors can see trends in the markets by keeping an eye on our own portfolios and watch lists. And I think we’ve maybe been seeing something of a rotation from over-priced quality stocks into lower-quality, cyclical stocks damaged by the pandemic.I’m tempted to use that theory to explain the recent fall in quality shares, such as branded fast-moving consumer goods company Unilever (LSE: ULVR).  The company scores well against quality indicators, but it’s pushing things to describe it as a growth business. City analysts expect a modest advance in earnings of a mid-single-digit percentage in 2022.However, I’ve always liked Unilever because it operates a defensive, cash-generating business. The firm’s well-loved consumer brands tend to keep selling even during economic downturns. That’s why I reckon Unilever is a good candidate for a long-term holding period.But there’s been a problem. For several years, investors pursued the so-called bond-proxy trade. In other words, they looked for alternative investments when interest rates declined. The returns from bonds and cash savings became pitiful. And people started buying defensive shares like Unilever for the shareholder dividends instead.Valuations unwinding?And the buying spree pushed up the share prices and valuations of my favourite defensive stocks such as Unilever. The stock has been weak since last autumn. But even now, I think the valuation looks full. With the share price near 3,821p, the forward-looking earnings multiple is just below 17 for 2022. That strikes me as quite high for a business with lacklustre anticipated earnings.One factor putting pressure on the stock is the soaring value of sterling against the euro. Unilever reports in euros. However, I think it’s possible we could be seeing the start of an unwinding of the bond-proxy valuation premium as investors rotate to stocks recovering from the Covid slump.Several other of my defensive favourites have been falling too. I’m thinking of names such as AstraZeneca, British American Tobacco, GlaxoSmithKline, National Grid, Reckitt Benckiser, Severn Trent, Sage and SSE. If these stocks keep sliding, they could reach a point where the value becomes compelling and a long-term investment could make sense.However, my analysis might be wrong. And the falls could be due to other reasons relating to a deterioration of the prospects of the underlying businesses. Perhaps those reasons will emerge later. But I’m watching these shares closely for now. Enter Your Email Address Kevin Godbold | Saturday, 27th February, 2021 | More on: ULVR center_img 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. Was I wrong about these quality stocks or is this a buying opportunity? FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended GlaxoSmithKline, Sage Group, and Unilever. 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. See all posts by Kevin Godboldlast_img read more

Canadians must take responsibility for climate change, says Hiltz

first_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Archbishop Fred Hiltz of the Anglican Church of Canada. Photo/Anglican Journal[Anglican Journal] Canadians need to shoulder their share of responsibility for addressing climate change, says the primate of the Anglican Church of Canada. After all, points out Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Canada is one of the world’s largest per capita emitters of greenhouse gases.In a statement issued during the final week of the 17th Session of the U.N. Conference on Climate Change in Durban, South Africa, Hiltz expresses concern that “not enough action is being taken by developed countries” to address climate change. He urges Canadian Anglicans to join him in praying that the conference will produce actions that “represent real commitment on the part of developed nations and real hope for those most adversely affected by the impacts of climate change.”On Dec. 6, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon declared that a binding climate change agreement appeared to be “beyond our reach – for now.” He blamed “grave economic troubles” and “conflicting priorities and strategies for responding to climate change” for the slow progress of the talks.In South Africa, Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has called for rich nations to think about the consequences of climate change on the world’s poor. If global temperatures continue to rise, he said, Africa “faces a range of devastating threats.”The full text of Hiltz’s statement is available here. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Environment & Climate Change Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Tampa, FL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Albany, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI By Anglican Journal staffPosted Dec 7, 2011 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 Anglican Communion, Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more

Horoscope: March 17, 2021

first_img Previous articleWhat we’re reading: Moderna begins testing vaccine on children, Biden promotes stimulus packageNext articleWhat we’re reading: Eight dead in Atlanta shootings, Biden weighs in on Cuomo investigation Tamia Banks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Horoscope: April 28, 2021 Tamia Banks ReddIt printA baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Taurus.HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, March 17, 2021:Gentle, sensitive and imaginative, you will benefit by interacting with people from different backgrounds and varying viewpoints. This year, you have an opportunity to upgrade your skills and work with a successful team. Rewards may include salary increase, job promotion and greater self-confidence. If single, the right person might be someone you already know. If attached, be honest with your partner and your commitment will deepen. LEO eases your insecurities.The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-DifficultARIES (March 21-April 19)★ ★ ★ ★ ★You may be presented with a problem that takes patience to fix. Don’t get overwhelmed. Just rise to the occasion. Your finances may take a slight dip due to an item you couldn’t resist. Be practical and thrifty. Tonight: Bubble bath.TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★ ★ ★After a hard day at work, reward yourself with retail therapy. Buy a new outfit that emphasizes your attributes and makes you look attractive and sexy. You may even hit pay dirt with a bargain or two. Tonight: Count your pennies.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★ ★ ★ ★Take advantage of no deadlines or obligations. Put off an invitation and enjoy your alone time. Put on your artistic hat. Paint, draw, play an instrument, write a song. Do whatever makes you feel creative. Tonight: Show off your talent.CANCER (June 21-July 22)★ ★ ★Ask a friend to act as a sounding board as you work out a dilemma. You may discover who has your back and who does not. Work with a team instead of going solo. Tonight: Online gathering for likeminded people.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★ ★ ★ ★ ★Your confidence is at a high point. Think about taking on a leadership role. Hone your speaking skills and clarify your point of view. You may be asked to make a presentation to convey your position. Tonight: Try a new recipe.VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★ ★ ★ ★Revisit a subject you once attempted. Set aside time to pick up where you left off. Choose between in-person and online classes. Research destinations for a trip this summer. It will be here sooner than you think. Tonight: Dream big.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★ ★ ★ ★Discuss a promising venture with a friend. This may or may not be a pipe dream, but it is always good to get feedback. Start small by selling items online or to a group with whom you meet. Tonight: Puzzle solving.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★ ★ ★ ★Hearing from someone special will make your day. You may have to make the first move, but they will be glad you did. Plan a vacation with your significant other or close friends. Tonight: Look forward to attending a zoom meeting.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★ ★ ★ ★ ★An appointment may be changed unexpectedly beyond your control. Use your free time to your advantage. Take a walk, go the gym or meet a friend. This may turn out to be a great day after all. Tonight: Listen to music.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★ ★ ★Take a yoga or dance class at a studio or online. Go with a friend to a karaoke bar or watch a romantic film. You might shed a tear even with a happy ending. Tonight: Think about your first love.AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★ ★ ★ ★Plan a trip to see out-of-town relatives. This is the perfect opportunity to introduce the next generations to each other. Questions about your genealogical roots may be answered, but mostly you will revitalize old relationships. Tonight: Home-cooked family dinner.PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★ ★ ★ ★Reevaluate goals that you set for yourself. Practical matters that need your attention may delay but not obliterate them. New friends will enter your life, so welcome them into your circle. Tonight: You feel energized and excited for the future.Born today: Singer Nat King Cole (1919), designer Alexander McQueen (1969), swimmer Katie Ledecky (1997) Tamia Banks + posts Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Tamia Banks Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Twitter Twitter Tamia Banks Linkedin Facebook Facebook Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Linkedin ReddIt Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Tamia Banks read more

Appeal court confirms 18-month jail sentence against journalist Ensafali Hedayat

first_img IranMiddle East – North Africa News Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists RSF_en Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 News The Tabriz appeal court on 11 May confirmed an 18-month prison sentence against journalist Ensafali Hedayat. Imprisoned since 16 January 2004, Hedayat has been physically weakened by health problems. He should have been released pending his appeal trial after paying his bail. Reporters Without Borders is particularly concerned about the fact that the journalist has recently started a hunger strike.—————————————————————16.04.2004 June 9, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today voiced concern about the state of health of jailed 75-year-old journalist Siamak Pourzand, it deplored the 18-month prison sentence just passed on freelance journalist Ensafali Hedayat, and it voiced outrage at the UN Human Rights Commission’s failure to condemn the Islamic Republic during its 60th session.The organisation warned that Pourzand’s life could be in great danger if he is not released immediately and given appropriate treatment. He has been paralysed for months and suffered a heart attack on 31 March that left him in a coma for 36 hours. The refusal to free him on medical grounds suggests that the authorities have failed to learn any lesson from the death of photojournalist Zahra Kazemi on 10 July 2003 from a beating received in detention, the organisation said, calling for the release of all 12 journalists currently imprisoned in Iran.In a continuing crackdown on freedom of expression, Hedayat was sentenced on 14 April by a court in the northwestern town of Tabriz to 18 months in prison, of which a year was for “insulting senior officials of the Islamic Republic” and six months for “propaganda against the regime.”At the same time, the title of “Best Leader of the Year” has just been awarded to Tehran state prosecutor Said Mortazavi, who as head of a “press tribunal” has been responsible for the closure of about 100 newspapers and the arrests of many journalists, and who has been directly implicated in Kazemi’s death.The award of this title to Mortazavi “would be the height of absurdity if the situation were not so tragic,” Reporters Without Borders said, adding that the Islamic Republic was just highlighting its arbitrary and repressive nature by celebrating this travesty of justice.”Amid these sinister developments, it is outrageous that none of the member countries of the UN Human Rights Commission, not even the countries of the European Union, has until now tabled a resolution condemning Iran,” Reporters Without Borders added.A freelance contributor to several independent newspapers, Pourzand has been in prison since 30 March 2003. He is bedridden with osteoarthritis of the neck and disk problems that need an operation. He went into a coma after a heart attack two weeks ago. He spent months in solitary confinement and was forced to confess on television by means of psychological pressure and torture.Pourzand was previously arrested on 24 November 2001 and sentenced in May 2002 to eight years in prison for “actions against state security and links with monarchists and counter-revolutionaries.” He had been allowed home in December 2002 before been returned to prison in March 2003.Hedayat was arrested on 16 January 2004 on the orders of the Tabriz court when he returned from Germany. He was previously arrested on 16 June 2003 at Tabriz university while covering student protests.With 12 journalists detained, Iran is the biggest prison for the press in the Middle East. Health of imprisoned journalist causes concern, another gets jail sentence Receive email alerts Follow the news on Iran News Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders is deeply concerned about the state of health of jailed journalist Siamak Pourzand, who has been paralysed for months and had a heart attack on 31 March. The organisation also condemns the 18-month prison sentence passed on 14 April on freelance journalist Ensafali Hedayat and calls for the release of all 12 journalists detained in Iran. Organisation June 11, 2021 Find out more to go further IranMiddle East – North Africa May 11, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Appeal court confirms 18-month jail sentence against journalist Ensafali Hedayat News March 18, 2021 Find out more Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to electionlast_img read more

Radio suspends news bulletins to protest attacks and threats against its journalists

first_imgNews February 19, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio suspends news bulletins to protest attacks and threats against its journalists November 14, 2019 Find out more News Follow the news on Haïti HaïtiAmericas News RSF_en Organisation Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information center_img Another journalist murdered in Haiti June 11, 2019 Find out more HaïtiAmericas Journalist shot dead amid anti-government protests in Haiti Reporters Without Borders expressed its great concern today at a 24-hour suspension of news broadcasts by Radio Métropole on 18 March to protest attacks and threats against its journalists.”The station’s move is a direct and serious result of violations of press freedom,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard. “We deplore the attacks on its journalists and the threats made to them. The authorities must halt the criminal activities of the armed gangs they use to persecute journalists and dismantle them.””The government must also urgently give solid assurances for the safety of journalists, arrest those responsible for the attacks and threats – which have become a habit for the head of the Cannibal Army, Amiot Métayer – and allow Haitians to be freely informed by journalists.”The decision by management and staff at Radio Métropole to halt news bulletins was the first time it had taken such a move. It had hitherto preferred not to tell listeners about attacks and threats to it but recent incidents spurred the staff to protest publicly.Thugs fired shots, shouted insults and threw bottles at the house of Métropole journalist Nancy Roc’s mother late at night on 16 February in the Delmas suburb of Port-au-Prince, not far from the radio station. The night security guard fired back to chase them away. Roc decided to hire an additional security guard for the daytime. She told Reporters Without Borders that thugs had also fired on the house last December before fleeing in a vehicle.A group of people, apparently Aristide supporters, went to the house of reporter Jean-Numa Goudou in Carrefour, a southwestern suburb of Port-au-Prince, on 14 February and asked to see him. He was not there. They then returned in the middle of the night with various weapons and tried to set fire to the house by burning a car parked in the garage. Neighbours managed to put the fire out.Roc and Goudou had both covered the so-called “Weekend of Hope” in the northern city of Cap-Haïtien 10 days ago, at which Roc spoke about the Haitian media at the service of democracy.Last November, the house of Radio Métropole’s editor-in-chief, Louis Marie Achille, was attacked by armed men who shot up his vehicle.The station’s news editor, François Rotchild Junior, told Reporters Without Borders that threats against the station and efforts to intimidate it had clearly started up again. He said he had been personally threatened on a programme on Radio Guinen by Cannibal Army leader Amiot Métayer, who is close to the ruling Fanmi Lavalas party. Rotchild recently interviewed the justice minister and asked him pointed questions about Métayer, who escaped from prison last August and has since walked the streets freely without being rearrested. The journalist said he took Métayer’s threats very seriously in view of his record. October 11, 2019 Find out more Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justice to go further Newslast_img read more

Community development funding cuts

first_img Previous articleProposal for Adare affordable housing pilot projectNext articleIrish Cement should not be allowed compromise public health Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] WhatsApp Linkedin TAGSbriefCommunityDeputy Maurice QuinlivandevelopmentFundingfunding cut RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email NewsCommunity development funding cutsBy Cian Reinhardt – May 10, 2018 722 Advertisement Facebook Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites center_img Heartbroken publicans call time on their Covid lockdown Maurice Quinlivan TDCOMMUNITY development funding has been cut from €76.7 million in 2008 to €38 million, according to Limerick Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan. Over that same period, funding for Limerick has dropped from €4,329,117 to €2,185,427. “I have absolutely no doubt that these cuts in Limerick have contributed to ensuring unemployment black-spots remain across the city where eight of the worst ten blackspots in the State are. These figures are shameful and stark. They haven’t moved down in years. These are programmes which are instrumental in reducing poverty and improving the opportunities of those who are marginalised in society. It is simply unacceptable that Fine Gael has seen fit to slash these vital supports,” he said. Print Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible Patrickswell women get to the heart of the matter Twitter Limerick people will have their say on ‘bigger picture’ issueslast_img read more

[Breaking] Supreme Court Stays Bombay HC Judgment Which Held ‘Skin To Skin’ Contact Necessary For ‘Sexual Assault’ Under POCSO Act

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] Supreme Court Stays Bombay HC Judgment Which Held ‘Skin To Skin’ Contact Necessary For ‘Sexual Assault’ Under POCSO Act LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK27 Jan 2021 12:38 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the acquittal of the accused under the Bombay High Court Judgment which held that pressing of breasts of a minor girl without disrobing does not amount to “sexual assault” within the meaning of Section 8 of POCSO Act.The order was passed by a bench headed by the Chief Justice of India on a mention made by the Attorney General, KK Venugopal.Attorney General…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the acquittal of the accused under the Bombay High Court Judgment which held that pressing of breasts of a minor girl without disrobing does not amount to “sexual assault” within the meaning of Section 8 of POCSO Act.The order was passed by a bench headed by the Chief Justice of India on a mention made by the Attorney General, KK Venugopal.Attorney General KK Venugopal submitted that the judgment which held that ‘skin to skin’ contact is necessary for sexual assault under POCSO Act is ‘unprecedented’ and is ‘likely to set a dangerous precedent’.CJI Bobde has directed AG to file proper petition challenging the judgment ,The Court has stayed the acquittal of accused under Section 8 of POCSO and issued notice to him returnable within 2 weeks.In the impugned judgment, the Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court held that such an act would amount to ‘molestation’ under Section 354 of IPC and not Sexual assault under section 8 of the POCSO Act.The Single bench of Justice Pushpa Ganediwala made this observation while modifying the order of the Sessions Court which held a 39-year-old man guilty of sexual assault for groping a 12- year- old- girl and removing her salwar.In paragraph no. 26 of the impugned order, the Single Judge had held that “there is no direct physical contact i.e. skin to skin with sexual intent without penetration”.  “The act of pressing of breast of the child aged 12 years, in the absence of any specific detail as to whether the top was removed or whether he inserted his hand inside top and pressed her breast, would not fall in the definition of ‘sexual assault'”, the court held, adding, “The act of pressing breast can be a criminal force to a woman/ girl with the intention to outrage her modesty”.Few days earlier, the National Commission for Women (NCW) had announced that it will challenge the impugned judgment, stating that the same will not only have cascading effect on various provisions involving safety and security of women in general but also put all the women under ridicule and has trivialized the legal provisions provided by the legislature for the safety and security of women.Meanwhile, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has asked the Maharashtra Government to file an “urgent appeal” against the impugned judgment. The NCPCR chief in his letter underlined that it seems that the identity of the victim has been disclosed and the commission is of the view that the state should take note of this and initiate necessary steps.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 2/25/21

first_imgFebruary 26, 2021 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 2/25/21 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONPhiladelphia 111, Dallas 97Brooklyn 129, Orlando 92New York 140, Sacramento 121Memphis 122, LA Clippers 94Washington 112, Denver 110Milwaukee 129, New Orleans 125NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEChicago 2, Columbus 0Ottawa 6, Calgary 1NY Islanders 7, Boston 2Washington 5, Pittsburgh 2New Jersey 4, Buffalo 3 (OT)Florida 3, Dallas 2Tampa Bay 3, Carolina 1Detroit 5, Nashville 2Winnipeg 6, Montreal 3Edmonton 3, Vancouver 0Vegas at San Jose (Postponed)TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLGonzaga 89, Santa Clara 75Michigan 79, Iowa 57Michigan St. 71, Ohio St. 67Illinois 86, Nebraska 70Houston 81, W. Kentucky 57Colorado 80, Southern Cal 62San Diego St. 78, Boise St. 66Houston at Wichita St. (Canceled)Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more