British American Tobacco Zambia Limited 2013 Annual Report

first_imgBritish American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about British American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the British American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: British American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileBritish American Tobacco Plc. Zambia is a major distributor of cigarettes in Zambia. The company also has a line extension range which includes cigars, e-cigarettes and next-generation products (NGPs) which include a vapor product called Vype, and a tobacco heating product called iFuse. The company also markets a popular smokeless moist tobacco powder called Snus which most people know as snuff. British American Tobacco Zambia is a subsidiary of the British American Tobacco Group which has extensive international interests in the tobacco industry, from farm to market. Well-known brands in the BAT portfolio are Dunhill, Kent, Pall Mall and Lucky Strike. British America Tobacco Plc Zambia is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Berger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng) HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgBerger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Berger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Berger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Berger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBerger Paints Plc is a manufacturing company in Nigeria producing paint, surface coating and allied products for the residential, commercial, marine and industrial sectors. The company has an extensive product range which is divided into decorative/architectural finishes, industrial coatings, marine and protection coatings, automotive/vehicle finishes, and wood finishes and preservers. Berger Paints has a manufacturing plant and distribution centre in Lagos and over 25 distribution points in the major towns and cities in Nigeria. Berger Paints Colourworld is a retail outlet which offers a wide range of products and offers support with expertise and colour development software. Colourworld also offers an advanced automotive tinting system and colour software and carries a supply of paint tools and applications. In 2012, Berger Paints Nigeria Plc partnered with KCC Corporation, the largest heavy duty coating manufacturing company in South Korea. The partnership facilitates the supply quality, durable coatings for the marine and protective sectors. The company was established in 1959 by Lewis Berger, a German colour chemist who founded the Berger Paints’ dynasty in London in the late 1970s. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Berger Paints Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Here’s how I’d invest £10,000 right now

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Roland Head owns shares of IG Group Holdings. The Motley Fool UK has recommended IMI. 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. Here’s how I’d invest £10,000 right now See all posts by Roland Head Image source: Getty Images Roland Head | Sunday, 2nd August, 2020 | More on: IGG IMI TEP 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. A stock market crash is often a good opportunity to buy quality stocks at cut-down prices. If you’ve got £10k to invest today, then I think you’re in a great position to build a strong portfolio. Today I want to share my tips on how to invest this cash in quality growth stocks.Specialist engineeringFTSE 250 engineer IMI (LSE: IMI) may not be a name you’re familiar with. IMI specialises in fluid engineering – controlling the movements of fluids within larger systems. Areas where the company is active include medicine, automotive engineering, and heating and cooling systems.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…A surge in demand for ventilators helped the group deliver a strong performance during the first half of 2020. IMI’s pre-tax profit rose by 1% to £94m during the six months to 30 June, despite a 5% reduction in sales.Debt levels look very comfortable to me and IMI has a decent dividend history. However, the company has opted to reduce its payout in order to support future growth. I think this makes sense. IMI’s results suggest to me that the company is able to invest its own cash in areas that will generate attractive returns.The shares look fairly priced to me, on 17 times forecast earnings, with a yield of 2.3%. But I think this could be an excellent buy-and-hold stock.How to invest if you’re worried about another crashStock market conditions remain very uncertain, in my view. If you’re unsure how to invest in these difficult circumstances, one option is to hedge your portfolio. Rather than doing something clever (and risky) with derivatives, my approach is to own shares in IG Group Holdings (LSE: IGG).FTSE 250 firm IG is the UK’s largest online financial trading business. Clients can place leveraged bets on the movement of a huge range of financial securities. When markets get volatile – as we saw in March and April – IG enjoys a sharp rising in trading activity.IG’s pre-tax profit rose by a staggering 52% to £295.9m during the 12 months to 31 May. This lifted the group’s operating profit margin to nearly 45%.Although profits are expected to be lower this year, IG has always been a highly profitable business. With the stock trading on 15 times forecast earnings and offering a yield of 5.9%, I think the shares are still priced to buy.Buy and forgetUtility shares used to be boring and reliable. I’m not sure if this is still true, but one company that has lived up to this promise is Telecom Plus (LSE: TEP).This group trades as Utility Warehouse and is essentially a reseller, offering its members utility services, broadband, mobile, and other home services under one bill.Telecom Plus’s selling points for customers are value and simplicity. The group markets by word-of-mouth and a small army of self-employed agents. It’s a system that seems to work well, perhaps helped by the fact that founder Charles Wigoder still chairs the company and controls 17% of its shares.Although the stock currently looks fully-priced on around 22 times forecast earnings, cash generation is strong, and the shares offer a forecast dividend yield of 4.2%. The payout has not been cut since 2005, suggesting that this is a fairly reliable payout.I see long-term growth and income potential in Telecom Plus and rate the stock as a long-term buy.center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. 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. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

Diocese of the Dominican Republic elects Moisés Quezada Mota bishop…

first_imgDiocese of the Dominican Republic elects Moisés Quezada Mota bishop coadjutor Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Tags Rector Smithfield, NC 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 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 House of Bishops, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Lucila George Woodard says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Elections, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Province IX Featured Events Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem By ENS staffPosted Jul 27, 2015 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ July 29, 2015 at 9:10 pm Sinceras felicitaciones al Revdo. Moises Quezada por motivo de su eleccion como proximo obispo de la diocesis episcopal de la Republica Dominicana. Elevo oraciones a nuestro Padre Celestial para que colme de sabiduria y bendiciones tanto al obispo-electo como a los que estaran bajo su direccion espiritual.LGW Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Submit a Press Release Rector Collierville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Latin America, Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Tampa, FL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls People, Comments are closed. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Rev. Moisés Quezada Mota, center, was elected bishop coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of Dominican Republic on July 25. He will succeed the Rt. Rev. Julio Cesar Holguín, right, upon his retirement. Photo: The Dominican Development Group[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Moisés Quezada Mota has been elected as bishop coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of the Dominican Republic, pending the required consents from a majority of bishops with jurisdiction and standing committees of the Episcopal Church.Quezada, 58, rector of Jesus Nazareno and Good Samaritan mission churches in San Francisco de Macoris, was elected on the second ballot out of a field of four nominees.He received 23 votes of 35 cast in the lay order and 29 of 48 cast in the clergy order. An election on that ballot required 19 in the lay order and 25 in the clergy order.The election was held July 25 during the diocese’s extra-ordinary convention at The Cathedral Church of the Epiphany in Santo Domingo.Pending a successful consent process, Quezada will succeed the Rt. Rev. Julio Cesar Holguin upon his retirement.Under the canons (III.11.3) of The Episcopal Church, a majority of bishops exercising jurisdiction and diocesan standing committees must consent to Quezada’s ordination as bishop coadjutor within 120 days of receiving notice of the election.Biographical information on the bishop coadjutor-elect is here.Pending the required consents, Quezada will be ordained and consecrated as the bishop coadjutor of the Diocese of the Dominican Republic in February 2016 in Santo Domingo. The bishop coadjutor will serve with Holguin until his retirement, which according to The Episcopal Church’s Constitution (Article II, Section 1) must take place within 36 months of the consecration of the bishop coadjutor.The other nominees were the Rev. P. Salvador Patrick Ros Suarez, 59, rector, Church of the Good Shepherd, Rahway, New Jersey, Diocese of New Jersey;  the Rev. Ramon Antonio Garcia De Los Santos, 50, vicar of Misiones San Lucas and La Anunciacion in Santiago, a school principal and archdeacon in the north region of the country; and the Rev. Daniel Samuel, 58, vicar of Misiones Santa Maria Virgen, Divina Gracia and San Cornelio, and a school principal.Information about all the nominees is available here. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Comments (1) Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR last_img read more

What Kwanzaa means for black Americans

first_img Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 On Dec. 26, millions throughout the world’s African community will start weeklong celebrations of Kwanzaa. There will be daily ceremonies with food, decorations and other cultural objects, such as the kinara, which holds seven candles. At many Kwanzaa ceremonies, there is also African drumming and dancing.It is a time of communal self-affirmation – when famous black heroes and heroines, as well as late family members – are celebrated.As a scholar who has written about racially motivated violence against blacks, directed black cultural centers on college campuses and sponsored numerous Kwanzaa celebrations, I understand the importance of this holiday.For the African-American community, Kwanzaa is not just any “black holiday.” It is a recognition that knowledge of black history is worthwhile.History of KwanzaaMaulana Karenga, a noted black American scholar and activist created Kwanzaa in 1966. Its name is derived from the phrase “matunda ya kwanza” which means “first fruits” in Swahili, the most widely spoken African language. However, Kwanzaa, the holiday, did not exist in Africa.A candle is lit each day to celebrate the seven basic values of African culture. Ailisa via Shutterstock.comEach day of Kwanzaa is devoted to celebrating the seven basic values of African culture or the “Nguzo Saba” which in Swahili means the seven principles. Translated these are: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics (building black businesses), purpose, creativity and faith. A candle is lit on each day to celebrate each one of these principles. On the last day, a black candle is lit and gifts are shared.Today, Kwanzaa is quite popular. It is celebrated widely on college campuses, the U.S. Postal Service has periodically issued Kwanzaa stamps, there is at least one municipal park named for it, and there are special Kwanzaa greeting cards.Kwanzaa’s meaning for black communityKwanzaa was created by Karenga out of the turbulent times of the 1960’s in Los Angeles, following the 1965 Watts riots, when a young African-American was pulled over on suspicions of drunk driving, resulting in an outbreak of violence.Subsequently, Karenga founded an organization called Us – meaning, black people – which promoted black culture. The purpose of the organization was to provide a platform, which would help to rebuild the Watts neighborhood through a strong organization rooted in African culture.Karenga called its creation an act of cultural discovery, which simply meant that he wished to point African-Americans to greater knowledge of their African heritage and past.Rooted in the struggles and the gains of the civil rights and black power movements of the 1950s and 1960s, it was a way of defining a unique black American identity. As Keith A. Mayes, a scholar of African-American history, notes in his book,“For black power activists, Kwanzaa was just as important as the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Kwanzaa was their answer to what they understood as the ubiquity of white cultural practices that oppressed them as thoroughly as had Jim Crow laws.”Overturning white definitionsToday, the holiday has come to occupy a central role, not only in the U.S. but also in the global African diaspora.A 2008 documentary, “The Black Candle” that filmed Kwanzaa observances in the United States and Europe, shows children not only in the United States, but as far away as France, reciting the principles of the Nguzo Saba.‘The Black Candle’It brings together the black community not on the basis of their religious faith, but a shared cultural heritage. Explaining the importance of the holiday for African-Americans today, writer Amiri Baraka, says during an interview in the documentary,“We looked at Kwanzaa as part of the struggle to overturn white definitions for our lives.”Indeed, since the early years of the holiday, until today, Kwanzaa has provided many black families with tools for instructing their children about their African heritage.Current activism and KwanzaaStudents celebrate Kwanzaa. Black Hour, CC BY-NCThis spirit of activism and pride in the African heritage is evident on college campus Kwanzaa celebrations – one of which I recently attended. (It was done a few days early so that students going on break could participate.)The speaker, a veteran of the Nashville civil rights movement, spoke about Kwanzaa as a time of memory and celebration. Wearing an African dashiki, he led those in attendance – blacks and whites and those of other ethnicities – in Kwanzaa songs and recitations. On a table decorated in kente cloth, a traditional African fabric, was a kinara, which contains seven holes, to correspond to the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa. There were three red candles on the left side of the kinara, and three green candles on the right side of the kinara. The center candle was black. The colors of the candles represent the red, black and green of the African Liberation flag.The auditorium was packed. Those in attendance, young and old, black and white, held hands and chanted slogans celebrating black heroes and heroines, as diverse as the civil rights icons, Rosa Parks and Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Jamaican musician Bob Marley.It was a cultural observance that acknowledged solidarity with the struggles of the past and with one another. Like the black power movements, such as today’s Black Lives Matter movement, it is an affirmation of “Black folks’ humanity,” their “contributions to this society” and “resilience in the face of deadly oppression.”Karenga wanted to “reaffirm the bonds between us” (black people) and to counter the damage done by the “holocaust of slavery.” Kwanzaa celebrations are a moment of this awareness and reflection.Frank E. Dobson, Jr. is Associate Dean of Students, Social Justice and Identity, at Vanderbilt University. Dobson has published two novels, The Race is Not Given and Rendered Invisible: Stories of Blacks & Whites, Love & Death, has also published short fiction as well as scholarly work on Black literature and culture, particularly film. He has published articles on the filmmaker Spike Lee and also on the actor, Woody Strode. Kwanzaa is from December 26th through January 1stBy Frank E. Dobson, Jr. and first published on theconversation.com Please enter your name here Gov. 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Xavier Rush skins Peter Stringer in the Magners League

first_imgTuesday Sep 15, 2009 Xavier Rush skins Peter Stringer in the Magners League Defending champions Munster beat Cardiff Blues 24-13 in the Magners League on Friday night at Thomond Park, but the try of the match came from the losing side.Scores by Marcus Horan and Denis Leamy and a 14-point kicking contribution from fly-half Jeremy Manning contributed to their first win of this campaign.There were a fair number of New Zealanders on the pitch, with Doug Howlett and Jeremy Manning for Munster, as well as Xavier Rush and Ben Blair for the Blues.It was the Blues’ Kiwis who were behind the try of the match, as fullback Ben Blair showed pure class as he executed a perfect chip and chase to set up the counter attack just before half time.Blair regathered his kick for a split second as he flicked the pass to Rees Thomas in one movement, before Thomas found big number eight Rush.The former All Black turned on the gas as he arched his run around flat-footed scrumhalf Peter Stringer, leaving him for dead as he flew in for a superb try. 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Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. Xavier Rush skins Peter Stringer in the Magners League | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. Username * Password * Email * Password Repeat * Please send me news, information and special offers from RugbyDump By clicking register you agree to our Privacy Policylast_img read more

New reprisals by Beijing against Chinese media

first_img RSF_en ChinaAsia – Pacific Online freedoms Freedom of expressionInternet News China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further Organisation ChinaAsia – Pacific Online freedoms Freedom of expressionInternet China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Issued this week by the Chinese authorities, the ban prohibits other Chinese websites from republishing content from the Beijing-based Caixin website for two months. According to US-based China Digital Times, the banning order said : “Over the past year, Caixin Online has repeatedly violated news and propaganda discipline and published reports with problematic orientations whose republication elsewhere has had a seriously negative influence.”Last week, Caixin published an open letter signed by 168 lawyers objecting to a new ban on their defending their clients by means of online articles or public protests. The letter was removed from the website shortly after it was posted.“By censuring a report about this protest by human rights lawyers, who are themselves now banned for talking about their clients’ cases in the media or on the street, the circle of censorship has been completed,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “The reprisals against this respected publication and the ban on lawyers informing the public via the media about violations of their clients’ basic rights show that the regime is cracking down in an unprecedented manner. The international community must react without delay, or else watch China sink ever deeper into dictatorship.” The Caixin Media group, which includes a business weekly and other publications as well as Caixin Online, specializes in providing business and financial news but is also known for expressing liberal views and for criticizing the communist government. It was founded in 2010 by Hu Shuli, a pioneer of investigative journalism in China who has had considerable experience of government censorship over the years. She used to edit Caijing Magazine, which was repeatedly suspended because of articles regarded by the government or “private” sector leaders as overly critical.Chinese President Xi Jiping is on RSF’s list of press freedom predators while China is ranked 176th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index.For more information, click here Receive email alerts October 14, 2016 – Updated on August 23, 2019 New reprisals by Beijing against Chinese media March 12, 2021 Find out more News April 27, 2021 Find out more News News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Reporters Without Borders (RSF) regards a temporary ban on reposting articles from the Caixin Media website, Caixin Online, as not only arbitrary but also a flagrant violation of the Chinese constitution. Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Chinalast_img read more

Ask the Economist: Housing Industry Post Election

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Commentary / Ask the Economist: Housing Industry Post Election Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago 2016 Presidential Election Amy Crews Cutts equiax Housing Policy 2016-08-10 Kendall Baer Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Kendall Baer Amy Crews CuttsAmy Crews Cutts, Chief Economist for Equifax Inc., is a recognized industry expert with over 17 years of economic analysis and policy development experience. Cutts recently spoke with DS News about what she foresees for the future of the housing market post the 2016 presidential election.When asked how will the upcoming 2016 presidential election will affect the housing market as well as what the housing market and mortgage industry will look like post Obama administration, Cutts says that she can speak only looking at past presidential elections but on that basis thinking about what happened in the past.“One thing that characterizes the United States and obviously many of our friends in the western, industrialized world is an easy transfer of power,” says Cutts. “One president goes on and the next president goes in and the democratic process works. The lights from one account goes off and then they pull a switch and all the accounts are active under the new regime.”Cutts shares that from the perspective of the American consumer nothing happens at the point of the new administration taking office; business is as usually from one day to the next. Cutts notes that very little should happen in terms of funding and the financial market.“Where potential issues arise and where we might argue that there will be fundamental differences is when administration moves in tries to change policy,” says Cutts.She says the first thing the new administration must do upon taking office is put a new cabinet together. Once that is complete, then the next thing that must be done is the cabinet must start to think about what rules they want to write and then start creating them.“Now we are a year in to a new presidential administration before any of those changes really take place,” says Cutts.It’s easier when the same party stays in place, according to Cutts, because in many causes the same deputies will stay on until they are replaced and the process as a whole is a little more orderly. The issue comes when their is a change in party. Cutts says this is when a lot of house cleaning happens because those on the previous cabinet don’t want to work for the new party.“An orderly transformation of power means that the FHA rules will stay the same, the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac rules will stay the same, the Wall Street Rules will stay the same up until the time that the new administration, whoever that may be, comes in and starts to make their mark on policy,” says Cutts. “But that is a year or two in.”Cutts remarks that outside of those issues, the only response you are going to see is whether the market is happy with the choice or unhappy with the choice. She says in the case that the market is unhappy, that is where volatility in the registry may be seen. Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Kendall Baer is a Baylor University graduate with a degree in news editorial journalism and a minor in marketing. She is fluent in both English and Italian, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Apart from her work as a journalist, she has also managed professional associations such as Association of Corporate Counsel, Commercial Real Estate Women, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Project Management Institute for Association Management Consultants in Houston, TX. Born and raised in Texas, Kendall now works as the online editor for DS News. Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: 2016 Presidential Election Amy Crews Cutts equiax Housing Policy Related Articles Previous: Lenders Find New Strengths In Shared Households Next: DS News Webcast: Thursday 8/11/2016 Ask the Economist: Housing Industry Post Election Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago August 10, 2016 1,559 Views  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Commentary, Daily Dose, Featuredlast_img read more

Trout Anglers Federation Chairman calls for negotiations to resolve Gweebara dispute

first_img Pinterest Charles Kennedy with Deputy Pearse DohertyThe Chairperson of the Trout Anglers’ Federation of Ireland says the ongoing dispute over fishing rights on the Gweebarra should never have been allowed to fester as long as it has.Yesterday, anglers held another protest on the river, catching and releasing a number of salmon.There were observers there from Inland Fisheries Ireland and the gardai, but unlike the previous Sunday, they did not intervene.TFAI Chair and former Rosses Anglers Club Secretary Charles Kennedy says yesterday’s event was passed off without incident……………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/gweebarakennedy.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ News 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Pinterestcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – June 16, 2014 Previous articleLissadell House to reopenNext articleGay Byrne says perception of garda inaction is contributing to a higher road crash rate News Highland WhatsApp Trout Anglers Federation Chairman calls for negotiations to resolve Gweebara dispute 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

‘High Time Govt Opens Doors To Enable Capable Vaccine Manufacturers To Produce Vaccines’: PIL In Kerala High Court Seeks Compulsory Licensing Of Covid Vaccines

first_imgNews Updates’High Time Govt Opens Doors To Enable Capable Vaccine Manufacturers To Produce Vaccines’: PIL In Kerala High Court Seeks Compulsory Licensing Of Covid Vaccines Lydia Suzanne Thomas11 May 2021 8:25 AMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court has sought the response of Central Government on a petition that prays for the invocation of compulsory licensing to allow capable vaccine manufacturers to manufacture COVID-19 vaccines in the wake of the second wave of infections. A Division Bench of the High Court, comprising of Justices Raja Vijayaraghavan and MR Anitha sought the Centre’s response upon the petition, which has been posted for consideration after ten days. The petition in Court, filed by a lawyer Advocate Gopakumar GK, through Advocates Abdul Raoof P, KR Avinash and Raj Carolin V, avers that the scarcity of vaccines in the country is a result of vaccine manufacturers being unable to ramp up production of vaccines. For this reason, capable Indian companies should be allowed to produce Covid-19 vaccines by invoking compulsory licensing or through any other means, the petition avers. This has been approved by the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Advocate Gopakumar’s petition lays out. Advocate Gopakumar’s petition seeks these reliefs, among others that the Court would deem fit to allow – A declaration that compulsory licensing is permissible for vaccines and medicines for treatment of Covid-19 in India in light of the surge in casesA Direction to the respondents to issue a compulsory license or grant permission to pharmaceutical companies to manufacture the Covid-19 vaccine within a timeframe, overriding intellectual property legislations and international commitments In his petition, Advocate Gopakumar points out that countries were free to issue compulsory licenses during emergencies, with countries being free to decide what constitutes an emergency. India’s Intellectual Property regime also allows for compulsory licensing also under the Patents Act, 1970, the petition avers, provided the patent owner is suitably compensated. With reference to the Patents Act, 1970, the petition states that the ongoing surge in cases fits into the three circumstances that empowered the Central Government to direct compulsory licensing – a) there must be a national emergency; b) the requirement must be extremely urgent; c) it must be for public non-commercial use. “A deadly virus, killing 4,000-plus Indians a day does qualify for all three. So theoretically India can do this. India can even override patents on Pfizer and AstraZeneca and other vaccines,” the plea reads.The petition states that there are more than 3,000 pharma companies in India, who together run 10,500 manufacturing facilities. Out of this, the public sector is capable of catering to “the requirement of the lion population of the world”. However, Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech are the only two companies out of that are producing vaccines, the plea asserts.Urging for intellectual property right leeways amid the rising cases, the plea avers that he present production capacity covers only 30 percentage of the requirement, leaving youth below the age of 18 under threat”. It is also stated that none of the Covid vaccines are patented at present, which would make it “technically impossible to rely on the provisions regarding the compulsory licencing in Patent Act.” The plea also asserts that applicable Intellectual Property Right is a trade secret (Un disclosed information) and the details of the production Protocol, clinical file, data etc. are available with the concerned Drugs Control Authority. “At present such information’s are entitled for data protection. That protection can be relaxed considering the present scenario. The nation has to waive protections in WTO rules for patents, copyrights, industrial designs, and undisclosed information (trade secrets) in relation to the “prevention, containment or treatment of COVID-19, until widespread vaccination is in place globally, and the majority of the world’s population has developed immunity…”The petitioner also argues,”Moreover in the absence of registration, the holders of the Intellectual Property Rights are having only the right of passing off. The passing off rights should not have better protection than the Patented Rights especially in the health emergency. In no event should IP rights become legal obstacles to ensuring early access to affordable medicines for everyone in the world during a pandemic that has already killed more than a million people worldwide and threatens to kill millions more. But also, in no event should WTO members act in ways that would eliminate the incentives that are essential to inspire the innovations that make new medicines possible.” The petitioner in this respect suggests that the government started compulsory licensing with Covaxin, it being a homegrown jab. “So making it available to other producers would set a great example for the world,” the petitioner proposes. The rigours of protection of intellectual property right as per the TRIPS agreement could be relaxed with respect to life-saving medicines, in case of national emergency as decided by the Doha Summit of WTO in 2001, the petition again avers. In Court today, Assistant Solicitor General of India took notice for the Central Government and the Drug Controller General of India, while the Government Pleader took notice for the State of Kerala. Notice to the Controller General of Patents has been dispensed with for the present.Click here to download the petitionClick here to download the OrderTagsCompulsory Licence Patents Act Kerala High Court Justice Raja Vijayaraghavan Justice MR Anitha COVID -19 COVID Vaccines Next Storylast_img read more