June 12

Witnesses give contradictory views about motives for Gongadze murder

first_img Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority Follow the trial News Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media February 26, 2021 Find out more Organisation October 6, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Witnesses give contradictory views about motives for Gongadze murder News News Follow the news on Ukraine Receive email alerts Witnesses disagreed on the central question of whether journalist Georgy Gongadze was killed for criticising President Leonid Kuchma’s government when they testified during the latest hearings on 29 September and 4 October in the Kiev trial of three policemen accused of his murder in 2000.Former colleague Lyudmila Frolova, who began working with him at Ukrainskaya Pravda in April 1999 and who is a friend of his widow, Myroslava, testified that she noticed the couple’s home was under surveillance in July 2000. She said she saw two suspicious-looking men seating in the courtyard during her visits. Asked why she thought he was murdered, Frolova replied: “There was no information in his articles that could have prompted anyone to murder him.”But Yulia Mostova, the editor of Mirror Weekly, said she was convinced President Kuchma was prodded by someone in his entourage to have Gongadze murdered. The recordings made by Kuchma bodyguard Mykola Melnychenko proved that Gongadze’s articles were threatening someone close to the president if not the president himself, she said. UkraineEurope – Central Asia Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV March 26, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information UkraineEurope – Central Asia News to go further RSF_en September 7, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

June 2


first_imgHome Local News Business DAILY OIL PRICE: June 11 Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Congressman Mike Conaway talks to the Odessa American on Jan. 7, 2018. Crude Oil: 66.10 (+.36)Nymex MTD AVG: 65.6091.Natural Gas: 2.949 (+.059).Gasoline: 2.1049 (-0.0104).Spreads: July/Aug. (+.07) Aug./Sept. (+.29).Plains WTI Posting: 62.50 (+.25). Ashford Hospitality Trust: 4Q Earnings Snapshot center_img Smoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionTexas Fried ChickenVirgin Coco MojitoPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Local NewsBusiness DAILY OIL PRICE: June 11 Twitter Rattler Midstream: 4Q Earnings Snapshot By admin – June 11, 2018 Pinterest Octopus Energy U.S. to Discount Customers’ Bills by as Much as 90% Previous articleSuperintendent, presidents to meet on Falcon ECHSNext articleUPDATE: Jury finds Gabe McDonald competent for trial admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

May 26

More Clarity And Certainty Has To Be Brought In SEBI Mutual Fund Regulations: Supreme Court

first_imgNews UpdatesMore Clarity And Certainty Has To Be Brought In SEBI Mutual Fund Regulations: Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK12 Feb 2021 6:48 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court observed that more clarity and certainty has to be brought in the Mutual Fund Regulations. “We would neither hesitate in stating the obvious, that modern regulatory enactments bear heavily on commercial matters and, therefore, must be precisely and clearly legislated as to avoid inconvenience, friction and confusion, which may, in addition, have adverse…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 observed that more clarity and certainty has to be brought in the Mutual Fund Regulations. “We would neither hesitate in stating the obvious, that modern regulatory enactments bear heavily on commercial matters and, therefore, must be precisely and clearly legislated as to avoid inconvenience, friction and confusion, which may, in addition, have adverse economic consequences. The legislator in the present case must, therefore, reflect and take remedial steps to bring about clarity and certainty in the Mutual Fund Regulations.”, the bench comprising  Justices S. Abdul Nazeer and Sanjiv Khanna said in the judgment upholding the validity of e-voting process for winding up of six mutual fund schemes of Franklin TempletonIn this case, the Apex Court was interpreting the expression ‘the consent of the unit holders’ for the purpose of clause (c) to sub regulation (15) of Regulation 18 of the SEBI (Mutual Funds) Regulations. The issue considered was whether ‘consent’ would mean majority of the unit holders who exercise their right in the poll, or majority of all the unit holders of the scheme?The court said that, reading prescription of a quorum as majority of the unitholders or ‘consent’ as implying ‘consent by the majority of all unitholders’ in Regulation 18(15)(c) of the Mutual Fund Regulations will not only lead to an absurdity but also an impossibility given the fact that mutual funds have thousands or lakhs of unitholders. “The concept of ‘absurdity’ in the context of interpretation of statutes is construed to include any result which is unworkable, impracticable, illogical, futile or pointless, artificial, or productive of a disproportionate counter mischief. Logic referred to herein is not formal or syllogistic logic, but acceptance that enacted law would not set a standard which is palpably unjust, unfair, unreasonable or does not make any sense. When an interpretation is beset with practical difficulties, the courts have not shied from turning sides to accept an interpretation that offers a pragmatic solution that will serve the needs of society. Therefore, when there is choice between two interpretations, we would avoid a ‘construction’ which would reduce the legislation to futility, and should rather accept the ‘construction’ based on the view that draftsmen would legislate only for the purpose of bringing about an effective result. We must strive as far as possible to give meaningful life to enactment or rule and avoid cadaveric consequences.”, the bench observed.Answering the issue raised in the appeal, the Court held that, for the purpose winding up Mutual fund schemes, the ‘consent of the unitholders’ stipulated under Regulation 18(5)(c), would mean consent by majority of the unit holders who have participated in the poll, and not consent of majority of all the unitholders of the scheme.  CASE: FRANKLIN TEMPLETON TRUSTEE SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED vs. AMRUTA GARG [C.A. 498-501 OF 2021]CORAM: Justices S. Abdul Nazeer and Sanjiv KhannaCITATION: LL 2021 SC 81Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

May 25

50 witnesses to be called in Danielle McLaughlin murder trial

first_img Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Google+center_img Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic 50 witnesses to be called in Danielle McLaughlin murder trial Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleMinister reaffirms short stay ward is part of Winter PlanNext article‘Good Budget Book’ ensures smooth running at Lifford News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – November 22, 2018 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA As the trail of Danielle McLaughlin’s alleged attacker continues in India, its been confirmed that around 50 witnesses will be called.Irish Consul at the Irish Embassy in New Delhi travelled to Goa to attend the hearing of the trial on October 31st.This was part of a commitment given by the Taoiseach earlier this year to Danielle’s mother Andrea Brannigan.Vikat Bhagat is currently on trial, accused of the rape and murder of Danielle McLaughlin who was found dead on March 14th 2017.Its been confirmed that the Irish Consul has attended the hearing of the trial and has held several meetings with the Public Prosecutor and the family’s lawyer, Vikram Varma.At a meeting with the Public Prosecutor, Mr. Costa, it was confirmed that around 50 witnesses will be called to give depositions to the court during the trial.The Public Prosecutor assured the Consul that the court are systematically working through the list of witnesses and while efforts are being made to ensure hearings go ahead in an appropriate manner the prosecution also need to ensure that judicial process is followed.In a statement, the Truth for Danielle McLaughlin Campaign say they remain hopeful that all of the Taoiseach’s commitments will be honoured.last_img read more

May 12

Position Descriptions of Christmas Past

first_img Previous Article Next Article Position Descriptions of Christmas PastShared from missc on 19 Dec 2014 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.center_img Are the multi-skilled, or the specialists among us, more future-proof & better equipped for organisational evolution?I believe there are two trains of thought on this. These days with organisations advocating agile or iterative processes, we have witnessed a shift in not just how we meet deadlines and time restraints but in our professional mentalities. Everything is quicker, processes more streamlined and we are always looking for ways to create new efficiencies as we all deal with ever changing goalposts on a day to day basis. With this we of course become more than just what our defined position descriptions would have meant 5 to 10 years ago and instead we must be broader skilled, dynamic, out-of-the-box problem solvers who have to turn our hands daily to tasks which historically wouldn’t have been ours.On the other hand, we have a growing trend of positions being broken up into several roles where in the past they may all have been taken care of by one position. An example of this could be the role of an internal recruiter. In years gone by, a recruiter would be responsible for the end to end process of finding candidates for any given role – engaging them, appropriately screening them, interviewing them, coordinating interviews with relevant hiring managers – and thereafter would also be responsible for “closing” or hiring. However these days, a large number of recruitment roles are broken up more distinctly into sourcing, recruiting and account managing.There is merit in both methods but I will be interested to see moving forward whether it is the specialist or the broader-skilled that demonstrates more staying power. Read full article last_img read more

May 12

Porch valuation soars to $1B after IPO

first_imgMessage* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Full Name* Share via Shortlink Prior to the IPO, Porch had raised $120 million from investors including Valor Equity Partners, Lowe’s Cos., Founders Fund and Battery Ventures.In the company’s IPO filing, it said it generated $77.6 million in 2019, up from $54.1 million a year prior. But its losses also widened, to $103 million in 2019 from $49.9 million in 2018. The company’s recurring losses raised red flags for accountants, who expressed “substantial doubt” about its viability.But in an October interview, Ehrlichman said the IPO would give it a clean slate, and that the company became profitable in June of this year. Porch hopes to generate up to $500 million in revenue in five to seven years by growing its core business.The company said it received $322 million in gross proceeds from the IPO, including a $150 million investment led by Wellington Management. Other investors include Scopus Asset Management and Steve Cohen’s Point72 Asset Management, which acquired a 6.4 percent stake that’s now valued at $17 million.Contact E.B. Solomontcenter_img TagsIPOProptechResidential Real Estate Email Address* Despite recurring losses, Porch was valued at $1.1 billion on its first day of trading. (Porch, Getty)After merging with a blank-check company, Porch.com is now a billion-dollar company.Despite recurring losses — which prompted accountants to raise red flags in the company’s IPO filing — the home-services startup made its stock market debut on Nasdaq today, with shares opening at $15.37.Even before the opening bell, Porch’s valuation soared to more than double its enterprise value of $523 million in July, when it struck a deal to go public.The company’s merger with PropTech Acquisition Corp. closed on Wednesday. The special-purpose acquisition company was formed last year by Thomas Hennessy and Joseph Beck, former Abu Dhabi Investment Authority execs. After trading around $10 per share for several months, the SPAC’s stock jumped nearly 25 percent after shareholders approved the Porch merger on Dec. 21.Based on Porch’s opening stock price, Ehlichman’s 24.8 percent stake is now worth $266.4 million on paper. Hennessey and Beck each hold a 6 percent stake worth $64.4 million.Read morePorch to start trading on Nasdaq Porch will get clean slate in IPO, CEO says Porch’s losses raise red flags last_img read more

May 8

Jay-Z faces backlash over NFL partnership as Colin Kaepernick remains out of the league

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail33ft/iStock(NEW YORK) — Jay-Z is facing backlash from supporters of Colin Kaepernick and critics of the National Football League after the NFL announced last week that the hip-hop mogul and his label teamed up with the league on a new initiative to amplify social justice.The partnership doesn’t include the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback — a fact that was not lost on his supporters — and came on the heels of the third anniversary of Kaepernick’s historic protest on the field.Attorney Mark Geragos, who represents Kaepernick, described the deal in a phone interview with ABC News on Monday as “cold-blooded.”“This deal between Jay-Z and the NFL crosses the intellectual picket line,” Geragos said, adding that neither the NFL nor Jay-Z reached out to Kaepernick during discussions.“I can confirm to you that the deal was already done prior to any conversation that [Kaepernick] had with Jay-Z and he certainly didn’t have any conversations with the NFL,” Geragos said.ABC News has reached out to the NFL and Jay-Z’s label, Roc Nation, but requests for comment were not returned. Kaepernick, who hasn’t played in the NFL since 2016, was propelled into the national spotlight when he became the first NFL player to take a knee during the playing of the National Anthem to protest racism and police brutality on Aug. 14, 2016.His protest sparked a movement, with several other athletes following his example — the first of which was then-teammate Eric Reid.Reid, who now plays for the Carolina Panthers, has continued to take a knee and has repeatedly slammed Jay-Z and the NFL over the deal. “We never advocated for Colin to lose his job while we fought against systemic oppression. That’s unjust, and where the NFL inserted itself into this. Now the NFL is ‘championing’ social justice to cover their own systemic oppression in blackballing Colin. So we will fight to get Colin’s job back as well,” Reid wrote in a series of tweets responding to a video of ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, who pushed back against critics of the NFL and Jay-Z, arguing, “wasn’t that the goal that Colin Kaepernick had?”“Jay-Z knowingly made a money move with the very people who’ve committed an injustice against Colin and is using social justice to smooth it over with the black community,” Reid added.During a press conference on Wednesday, Jay-Z and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell discussed details of their new partnership. “I think we’ve passed kneeling,” Jay-Z said when by a reporter asked if the rapper would kneel or stand if he were playing. “Yeah, I think it’s time to go into actionable items.”Kaepernick has not directly addressed the deal, but a Saturday tweet with a photo of Reid, and Miami Dolphins players Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson taking a knee appears to push back against Jay-Z’s statement. “My Brothers @E_Reid35 @KSTiLLS @iThinkIsee12 continue to fight for the people, even in the face of death threats,” Kaepernick tweeted. “They have never moved past the people and continue to put their beliefs into action. Stay strong Brothers!!!”Kaepernick filed a grievance against league owners in 2017 alleging that they colluded to ensure that he remains unsigned — a sore point for activists who point to his status as a free agent to argue that the NFL’s efforts to amplify social justice are disingenuous and an effort to save face.Reid, who became a free agent for several months before he signed a one-year contract with the Panthers last October, also filed a grievance against the NFL in May 2018 alleging that they colluded to keep him out of the league. Both lawsuits have been settled.Jay-Z, who has supported Kaepernick and the protests, said during the press conference that he is “not minimizing” the protests but added that the protests were “not about a job,” but about “injustice.”“Let me bring attention to injustice. Everyone’s saying, ‘How are you going forward if Kaep doesn’t have a job.’ This wasn’t about him having a job,” Jay-Z said. “That became a part of the discussion. He was kneeling to bring attention to injustice. We know what it is. Now how do we address the injustice?”Earlier this year, Jay-Z joined forces with fellow rapper Meek Mill and launched a criminal justice reform organization. Its executive board includes Jay-Z and Kraft Group CEO and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.There appears to be a split in the hip-hop community about whether the deal was the right call. Artists like Cardi B and DJ Khaled have voiced their support for the effort.Over the past three seasons, the backlash against the NFL’s handling of the protests and a firestorm against players who take a knee have prompted boycotts of NFL games from both sides.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by August 19, 2019 /Sports News – National Jay-Z faces backlash over NFL partnership as Colin Kaepernick remains out of the leaguecenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

May 7

We’ll catch up with Purplebricks, promises new eMoov boss

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » We’ll catch up with Purplebricks, promises new eMoov boss previous nextAgencies & PeopleWe’ll catch up with Purplebricks, promises new eMoov bossCOO Naveen Jaspal says the relaunched hybrid estate agency is self-funding and increasing its listings every month.Nigel Lewis30th August 201901,423 Views Relaunched property portal Emoov’s Chief Operating Officer Naveen Jaspal has told The Negotiator that she is confident that the company has a realistic chance of catching up with its main competitor, Purplebricks.The comments are made during a wide-ranging interview in the latest issue of The Negotiator magazine.“We have a sustainable business model, growing our customer base is at the heart of that,” she says.“As in any marketplace, competition is healthy, we look forward to seeing the brand continue to grow.”The approach appears to be working – the hybrid estate agency has nearly tripled its number of sales listings from 74 in June to 204 now.AdministrationJaspal also reveals why her company Mashroom decided to buy Emoov out of administration including a substantial payment to its liquidators for its tech and brand.“We believe that hybrid agents like Emoov and Purplebricks can and will thrive alongside high-street estate agents,” she says.“The key is to have a sustainable business model that avoids spiralling customer acquisition costs.“Mashroom purchased Emoov to save the brand from administration and support the rollout of Mashroom’s property platform founded by proptech entrepreneur Stepan Dobrovolskiy.“Mashroom is a lettings community platform that connects incoming and departing tenants directly, benefiting the people living in the property and landlords.”During the interview, Jaspal also touches on several other topics including its growth plans, marketing spend, pricing strategy and whether the portal is self-funding or not.Naveen Jaspal Purplebricks Emoov August 30, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

April 21

Surrey hotel to open in-house bakery

first_imgA Surrey hotel is to open an in-house bakery in October this year, which will also offer bakery masterclasses.The Bakery, which is to open at the Pennyhill Park Hotel and Spa in Bagshot, will produce bread made from its own filtered bore hole water, and organic buckwheat, chestnut and rye flours.It will provide the hotel guests with a wide range of bread and patisserie, including sourdough, ciabatta and focaccia.Baked goods will also be available for residents of the hotel to pre-order and pick up when checking out. Visitors to the hotel will be able to buy goods from The Bakery at the hotel reception.The facility will feature a large glass viewing panel, so that guests can watch head pastry chef Denis Drame, previously of Pierre Hermé and Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, at work.Drame will be joined by new head baker Stephane Gliniewicz, who was mostly recently senior baker at The Connaught hotel, London.“The development of The Bakery here at Pennyhill shows our true dedication to home-cooked produce and to food miles,” commented Pennyhill Park Hotel general manager Julian Tomlin.“In my mind, there’s nothing worse than bread or pastries delivered by a supplier, which we cannot guarantee is baked literally just before the customer takes a bite.” The Bakery will be available to conference delegates and will also offer bakery masterclasses for up to eight people.last_img read more

April 20

Press release: PM trilateral with President Macron and Chancellor Merkel: 22 March 2018

first_img Prime Minister Theresa May today met with President Macron and Chancellor Merkel on the fringes of the European Council in Brussels. The Prime Minister provided the President and Chancellor with a detailed update on the investigation into the reckless use of a military nerve agent, of a type produced by Russia, on the streets of Salisbury. She said there had been a positive identification of the chemical used as part of the Novichok group of nerve agents by our world leading scientists at Porton Down. The Prime Minister also outlined our knowledge that Russia has previously produced this agent; Russia’s record of conducting state-sponsored assassinations; and our assessment that Russia views some defectors as legitimate targets for assassinations. The UK, Germany and France reaffirmed that there is no plausible explanation other than that the Russian state was responsible. The leaders agreed on the importance of sending a strong European message in response to Russia’s actions and agreed to remain in close contact in coming days. On Iran, they reaffirmed their commitment to the JCPOA and agreed to hold further discussions in April. A Number 10 spokesman said:last_img read more