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Axia Corporation Limited (AXIA.zw) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgAxia Corporation Limited (AXIA.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Axia Corporation Limited (AXIA.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Axia Corporation Limited (AXIA.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Axia Corporation Limited (AXIA.zw)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileAxia Corporation Limited is a retail enterprise that sells specialty homeware furniture and electrical appliances through 38 nationwide retail outlets; and retails automotive spares across multiple channels with a footprint that stretches to Zambia and Malawi. The company’s core expertise lies in providing a reputable service for inbound clearing and bonded warehousing; ambient and chilled/frozen warehousing services; logistics, marketing, sales and merchandising services. Axia has three business units which include TV Sales & Home (TVSH), a leading furniture and electronic appliance retailer; Transerv, retailing automotive spares, and Distribution Group Africa (DGA), an established distribution and logistics company. Axia Corporation Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The FTSE 100: a look at my predictions for 2020

first_img 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. 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. Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Edward Sheldon owns shares in Unilever, Diageo, Reckitt Benckiser, Sage, Legal & General Group, and Royal Dutch Shell. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo, HSBC Holdings, and Sage Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! The FTSE 100: a look at my predictions for 2020 At the start of the year, I listed a number of predictions for the FTSE 100 index in 2020. I didn’t list any specific price level forecasts for the index, as realistically no one knows what level stock market indexes will rise or fall to in the short term. What I did do, however, is make some predictions as to how the FTSE 100 could behave in 2020.Now that we are halfway through the year, let’s look at how those predictions have fared.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 decent pullbackMy first prediction was that we would see at least one decent pullback in 2020. I said at the time: “I don’t think it will take much to see another stock market dip in the near future.”It’s fair to say this prediction was on the money. In February, the FTSE 100 began to fall sharply due to Covid-19 uncertainty, and by mid-March, the index was down about 35% for the year. So, it didn’t take too long for this prediction to eventuate.One out of one so far, then.Big dividendsMy next prediction was that the FTSE 100 would continue to pay out big dividends to investors. I said the index was likely to throw off a “huge amount of cash” in the form of dividends.This prediction has not been as accurate as I would have liked it to be. That’s because a large number of companies in the FTSE 100 have either suspended or cancelled their dividends due to Covid-19 uncertainty.Plenty of FTSE 100 companies have paid big dividends to investors, though. For example, in the last month, I’ve personally received dividend payments from the likes of Legal & General, Unilever and Sage.However, due to Covid-19, it’s not going to be a vintage year for UK dividend investors. We’re not going to see £90bn+ paid out to investors like AJ Bell predicted at the start of the year.Overall, I’m going to give myself a half-mark here.Weighed down by underperformersFinally, I predicted that the FTSE 100 index would be “weighed down by underperformers.” I said that the index’s heavy exposure to industries such as oil & gas, banking, and tobacco, as well as its exposure to debt-laden companies, could act as a drag on the index.This prediction has been accurate. So far this year, the FTSE 100 has been weighed down by a number of big players within the index. Royal Dutch Shell, for example, is down over 40% year to date. HSBC is down roughly 35%. BT Group is down 41%. As a result, the FTSE 100 has underperformed other major stock market indexes such as the S&P 500, by a wide margin.Another full mark here, taking my total score to two-and-a-half out of three. Not a bad effort.My FTSE 100 predictions: key takeawaysIf there’s one takeaway from the performance of the FTSE 100 this year, it’s that picking stocks, instead of investing in the whole index through a tracker fund, can pay off.While the FTSE 100 index, as a whole, is down nearly 20% for the year, some companies, including the likes of Unilever (up 2%) and Reckitt Benckiser (up 19%), have held up quite well.Similarly, while over 40 FTSE 100 companies have suspended or cancelled their dividends, others such as Sage and Diageo have continued paying them.Ultimately, owning the right FTSE 100 stocks can make a big difference to your investment returns. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Edward Sheldon, CFA | Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 last_img read more

Midweek Madness – Davit Zirakashvili surprises himself with funny try

first_imgWednesday Feb 11, 2009 Midweek Madness – Davit Zirakashvili surprises himself with funny try We came across this rather amusing try from the recent match between Clermont and Bayonne in the French Top 14.ADVERTISEMENTBig Georgian prop Davit Zirakashvili dived over for this funny looking five pointer after kicking the ball ahead clumsily.The look on the big guy’s face as he realised he’d possibly fluffed it was priceless.It only took a few seconds though for him to realise that the ball had bounced off the corner flag and stayed in play. So along with the help of one of the opposition players, who gave him a nice push in the back, he pounced on the loose ball for one of the most unique prop tries you’re likely to see.Time: 0:58 Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Cruz throws attacks at Trump in Dallas rally before Super Tuesday elections

first_imgJacob Smithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jacob-smith/ Friends, family join together to remember TCU student killed in boating accident Jacob Smithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jacob-smith/ ReddIt printSenator Ted Cruz addressed a crowd in Dallas today about what he calls the three key issues to this presidential campaign, “jobs, freedom and security.”Making several digs at fellow candidate Donald Trump, Cruz focused on a immigration as one of the primary factors preventing job growth. Cruz pointed out Trump’s affiliation with the ‘gang of eight,’ the team of senators responsible for writing the 2013 comprehensive immigration reform bill.“Of the eight members of the ‘gang of eight’, Donald Trump gave $50-thousand to five of them,” Cruz said.The crowd responded in anger as Cruz described how religious freedoms and the right to bear arms are at stake in the upcoming election.“We are one liberal justice away from the Supreme Court taking away everyone’s religious liberty,” Cruz said.Cruz pointed out again how Trump is not as strong on this issue.“Donald Trump supported Bill Clinton’s law on banning the possession of many of the most popular firearms in America,” said Cruz.Cruz also pointed out Senator Marco Rubio’s stance during his position on Miami’s city council, voting to ban guns in city parks.Cruz concluded with his plans to build up the military and defeat ‘radical Islamic terrorists’.“If and when military force is required, we should use overwhelming force, kill the enemy and then get the heck out,” Cruz said.In a press conference following the rally, Cruz said he is confident they will have a ‘very good day tomorrow’ as the polls open for the primary candidate election.“Tomorrow, Super Tuesday, is the decision point to continue to unite behind a strong and proven consistent conservative,” Cruz said. Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Twitter Facebook Previous articleRetiring vice chancellor started at the bottomNext articleTCU holds off Kansas 55-52 on Senior Day Jacob Smith RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Jacob Smithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jacob-smith/ Fort Worth boxing club prepares for Golden Gloves ReddIt Facebook Jacob Smith Twitter Jacob Smithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jacob-smith/ Linkedin Linkedin Fort Worth’s art scene gets a little bigger with the opening of the Art Room Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Fort Worth Fire nationally ranked as Class-1 departmentlast_img read more

Dr. Il-ung (IU) Kim, President of SK Telecom (HK Office) is Joining mce Advisory…

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 15, 2021 Dr. Il-ung (IU) Kim, President of SK Telecom (HK Office) (NYSE: SKM) and Advisory Board member in mce Systems Ltd. Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Twitter Dr. Il-ung (IU) Kim, President of SK Telecom (HK Office) is Joining mce Advisory Board WhatsApp TAGS  Previous articleJaguar Land Rover redefine el futuro del lujo moderno mediante el diseñoNext articleBoston College fires basketball coach Jim Christian, with team at 3-13 and 1-9 in ACC play Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Qurate Retail Announces Semi-Annual Interest Payment and Regular Additional Distribution on 3.75% Senior Exchangeable…

first_img Facebook Twitter Qurate Retail Announces Semi-Annual Interest Payment and Regular Additional Distribution on 3.75% Senior Exchangeable Debentures Due 2030 TAGS  Pinterest ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 16, 2021– Qurate Retail, Inc. (“Qurate Retail”) (Nasdaq: QRTEA, QRTEB, QRTEP) today announced the payment of a semi-annual interest payment and a regular additional distribution to the holders as of February 1, 2021 of the 3.75% Senior Exchangeable Debentures due 2030 (the “Debentures”) issued by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Liberty Interactive LLC (“LI LLC”). The amount of the interest payment is $18.75 per $1,000 original principal amount of Debentures, and the amount of the additional distribution is $0.28730 per Debenture. Under the Indenture for the Debentures, the original principal amount of the Debentures is adjusted in an amount equal to each Extraordinary Additional Distribution made to holders of the Debentures. Thereafter, the adjusted principal amount is further reduced on each successive semi-annual interest payment date to the extent necessary to cause the semi-annual interest payment to represent the payment of an annualized yield of 3.75% of the adjusted principal amount. This latter adjustment, to the extent it is made by reason of a particular Extraordinary Additional Distribution that results in an adjustment to the principal amount of the Debentures, takes effect on the second succeeding interest payment date after the payment of that Extraordinary Additional Distribution. To date, there has been one Extraordinary Additional Distribution to holders of the Debentures. On August 7, 2013, LI LLC made an Extraordinary Additional Distribution of $46.1258 per $1,000 original principal amount of the Debentures arising from the merger transaction between Sprint Nextel Corporation and SoftBank Corp. Adjustments to the principal amount of the Debentures do not affect the amount of the semi-annual interest payments received by holders of the Debentures, which will continue to be a rate equal to 3.75% per annum of the original principal amount of the Debentures. Below is a detail of the amount of the semi-annual interest payment being made on the Debentures, its allocation between payment of interest and repayment of principal and the revised adjusted principal amount of the Debentures resulting from such payment, per $1,000 original principal amount of the Debentures: WhatsApp WhatsApp February 15, 2021BeginningAdjusted Principal $939.0523 By Digital AIM Web Support – February 17, 2021 $18.7500 February 15, 2021Ending AdjustedPrincipal AdditionalPayment ofPrincipal Facebook Pinterest Interest $940.1740 LI LLC is also making a regular additional distribution of $0.28730 per Debenture, attributable to the quarterly cash dividends paid by Lumen Technologies, Inc. of $0.25 per share on both September 11, 2020 and December 11, 2020. The regular additional distribution will not result in an adjustment to the adjusted principal amount of the Debentures. The semi-annual interest payment and regular additional distribution are expected to be made on February 16, 2021 to holders of record of the Debentures on February 1, 2021. On April 1, 2020, T-Mobile US, Inc. completed its acquisition of Sprint Corporation (“TMUS/S Acquisition”) for 0.10256 shares of T-Mobile US, Inc. for every share of Sprint Corporation. Following the TMUS/S Acquisition, the reference shares attributable to each $1,000 original principal amount of Debentures consist of 0.2419 shares of common stock of T-Mobile US, Inc. (Nasdaq: TMUS) and 0.5746 shares of common stock of Lumen Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: LUMN). About Qurate Retail, Inc. Qurate Retail, Inc. operates and owns interests in a broad range of digital commerce businesses. Qurate Retail, Inc.’s businesses and assets consist of QVC (and its subsidiaries, including HSN), Zulily and the Cornerstone Brands (collectively, the Qurate Retail Group) as well as various green energy and other investments. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210216006147/en/ CONTACT: Courtnee Chun 720-875-5420 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA COLORADO INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HOME GOODS ONLINE RETAIL FASHION LUXURY RETAIL SOURCE: Qurate Retail, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/16/2021 04:15 PM/DISC: 02/16/2021 04:15 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210216006147/en TotalPayment Previous articleCockburn, Dosunmu lead No. 5 Illini past Northwestern 73-66Next articlePandemic politicking: Israel’s election sprint echoes US’s Digital AIM Web Support Twitter $17.6283 Local NewsBusiness $1.1217last_img read more

Courts Find CDC Lacked Authority in Nationwide Moratorium on Evictions

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Two federal courts recently weighed in on the legitimacy of the CDC’s September 4, 2020 Agency Order which imposed a nationwide moratorium on evictions. Terkel v. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, 6:20-CV-00564, 2021 WL 742877 (E.D. Tex. Feb. 25, 2021); Skyworks, Ltd. v. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, 5:20-CV-2407, 2021 WL 911720 (N.D. Ohio Mar. 10, 2021). Although both federal courts concluded the CDC lacked the authority to impose the eviction moratorium, each court reached that conclusion on different legal grounds.In Terkel, owners of residential property sued the United States, the CDC, HHS, and three HHS officials (collectively, “the Government”) for their involvement in the issuance of the Agency Order which imposed the eviction moratorium. The property owners sought an injunction preventing enforcement of the Order and a declaration that the Agency Order exceeded the federal government’s authority under Article I, section 8, clause 3 of the United States Constitution (referred to as the Commerce Clause).vi The Government argued the “nationwide eviction moratorium [was] within Article I’s grant of federal authority to regulate commerce among the States.”The Texas court explained that Article I’s “…commerce power allows regulation of three categories of activity…” one of which is “…activities having a substantial relation to [or having a substantial effect on] interstate commerce.” To determine whether the prohibited evictions “substantial[ly] effect[ed] interstate commerce” the court evaluated four factors:The economic character of the intrastate activity;Whether the regulation contains a ‘jurisdictional element’ that may ‘establish whether the enactment is in pursuance of Congress’ regulation of interstate commerce’;Any congressional findings regarding the effect of the regulated activity on commerce among the States; andAttenuation in the link between the regulated intrastate activity and commerce among the States.The court’s detailed discussion of these factors is beyond the scope of this article; however, the court concluded the Agency Order regulated “property rights in buildings” which was “inherently local” and not of an economic character. The court also explained the Agency Order had no “jurisdictional element” because it did not limit its application to activity that had “an explicit connection with or effect on interstate commerce.” Combining the third and fourth factors, the court also concluded there were no congressional findings, which established the existence of a sufficient nexus between preventing evictions and a “broader regulation of commerce.” The court elaborated the fact “homelessness may strain healthcare systems” or that “housing stability helps protect public health” did not render the prohibition on evictions “essential” to ensuring a broader federal regulation was not undercut.Lastly, the court explained “the attenuation analysis” must differentiate between national and local “activities of commerce.” The court concluded: “The order itself criminalizes the use of state legal proceedings to vindicate property rights. That scope alone treads into an area of traditional state concern: remedies protecting property rights.” Based on the four factors the court concluded evictions did not have a substantial effect on interstate commerce. The Court entered a declaratory judgment in favor of the Property Owners explaining: “Although the COVID-19 pandemic persists, so does the Constitution.” The court declared the Agency order unlawful finding it exceeded “the power granted to the federal government to regulate commerce.”The Ohio court reached the same conclusion for different reasons in Skyworks, declaring the Agency Order invalid because it exceeded “the agency’s statutory authority provided in Section 361 of the Public Health Service Act…”xvii Section 361 authorizes the CDC to promulgate and enforce “regulations to protect the public health against the interstate spread of communicable diseases.” In carrying out and enforcing those regulations the statute specifies:[T]he [Secretary] may provide for such inspection, fumigation, disinfection, sanitation, pest extermination, destruction of animals or articles found to be so infected or contaminated as to be sources of dangerous infection to human beings, and other measures, as in his judgment may be necessary.The CDC argued the final phrase above, “and other measures as…may be necessary”, provided the agency with the statutory authority to impose the eviction moratorium. The Ohio court disagreed based on the plain language of Section 361 concluding that “‘other measures’ must be reasonably of the type Congress contemplated in the statutory text—fumigation, disinfection, destruction of animals or things, or other measures reasonably of this type.” Second, the court explained that measures taken by the CDC are to be directed to “specific targets found to be sources of infection [e.g., infected animals]—not to amorphous disease spread…” Third, as used in the statute the word “article” means an “object or item.” It does not “extend the [CDC’s] reach to an action such as evictions.” The court concluded that based on the “natural and logical reading of the statute as a whole…” the CDC exceeded its statutory authority by imposing the moratorium. The court elaborated, citing Terkel, that the CDC’s broad reading of the statute would be “tantamount to creating a general federal police power”–a power exclusively retained by the States–implicating “serious constitutional concerns…”Finally, the Ohio court also rejected the CDC’s argument that even if the Agency Order was not authorized by Section 361, Congress ratified the Order by extending the date on which the CDC’s first order expired. The court explained ratification of the CDC Order must be clear and explicit–“more than mere acquiescence to the action.” The court elaborated that “[a]ll Congress did was change the expiration date of the first order” to facilitate “the transition between presidential administrations…” The court concluded that action did not amount to a ratification “in any sense in which Congress has historically ratified prior actions.” The court declared the Agency Order invalid and entered judgment accordingly. Subscribe About Author: Bryan Hughes Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: HUD’s Fair Housing Month Theme: ‘More Than Just Words’ Next: COVID-19: One Year Later Courts Find CDC Lacked Authority in Nationwide Moratorium on Evictions  Print This Post Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Newscenter_img Bryan Hughes is Managing Attorney–Midwest Default for Diaz Anselmo & Associates P.A., a certified minority-owned law firm that is Preeminent A-V rated by Martindale Hubbell. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Evictions moratorium 2021-04-01 Eric C. 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More information needed on “Irish Water” takeover – Mc Garvey

first_img Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook News Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook More information needed on “Irish Water” takeover – Mc Garvey NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Pinterest Google+ Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Pinterestcenter_img Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Ian Mcgarvey INDA Donegal County Council has called on the local authority to publish all information it has on the taking over the county’s water supply by ‘Irish Water’.’Irish Water’ is a state agency which will take over the running of the country’s waster supply from local authorities.There are concerns about the impact it will have on staff, the provision of the service,  and whether it will pave the way for the privatisation of Ireland’s water supply.Councillor Ian McGarvey says the public has been given very little information about what the move will mean to them, he wants Donegal County Council to remedy that………….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/iansat.mp3[/podcast] Previous articleCllr Tadhg Culbert laid to rest in LetterkennyNext articleDerry men jailed for break-in at Traffic Warden HQ News Highland By News Highland – April 20, 2013 Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today last_img read more

Paatal Lok : Complaint Filed Before Punjab Police Alleging That Series Hurt Sentiments Of Sikh Community

first_imgNews UpdatesPaatal Lok : Complaint Filed Before Punjab Police Alleging That Series Hurt Sentiments Of Sikh Community LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK25 May 2020 9:39 AMShare This – xA complaint has been filed before Punjab police against OTT platform Amazon Prime Video and the Producers of the web series ‘Paatal Lok’ for allegedly hurting religious feelings and sentiments of the Sikh community. G.S. Dhillion, an advocate practicing in the Punjab & Haryana High Court has written to the Police Station at S.A.S Nagar District in Punjab alleging that episode 3 of…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?LoginA complaint has been filed before Punjab police against OTT platform Amazon Prime Video and the Producers of the web series ‘Paatal Lok’ for allegedly hurting religious feelings and sentiments of the Sikh community. G.S. Dhillion, an advocate practicing in the Punjab & Haryana High Court has written to the Police Station at S.A.S Nagar District in Punjab alleging that episode 3 of the popular series, titled ‘A History of Violence’, was made with the intention to create communal disharmony. It is further alleged that the makers purposely and maliciously highlighted caste based clashes in the specified episode, showing two castes in bad light. The episode, set in a village in Punjab, also uses a caste portraying slur, which creates an atmosphere of enmity between two castes in the State, he alleges. “Episode No.3 of the above named internet series is sub-named as ‘A History Of Violence’ is shown to be set in a village of Punjab. The accused have purposely and maliciously, with an intent of creating communal disharmony and caste based clashes have shown two castes in bad light besides seriously defaming members of the Sikh community and hurting the religious feelings of Sikhs at large. The accused have used a caste based slur namely ‘ MANJAAR’ again and again for a particular caste and shown hate between the other caste namely ‘Jatt Sikh’.” Specifying timings of the episode, wherein members of the Sikh community are apparently referring to a boy as ‘Manjaar’, the complainant states that such portrayal is both criminal and defamatory. Further narrating sequences from the episode, Dhillon accuses the makers of portraying Sikhs as oppressors of the society, particularly women. Dhillon throws light on the particular scenes he took issue with as follows:- “That in the said third episode starting from 6:00 minutes upto 18:00 minutes the accused have shown the members of Sikh community repeatedly referring to a boy as ‘MANJAAR’ which is derogatory and criminal. Further encouraging violence, the boy from the said community is shown have brutally murdered three boys from the other community with a knife. The accused have glorified caste and religion based hatred and violence. Thereafter around 10 turbaned Sikhs have been shown to have reached the house of the boy, out of them 2 have been shown to be ‘Amrit Dhari’ and all of them have been shown to have gang raped the mother of the boy from said community who killed 3 people. Thus showing Sikhs in a very bad light and showing them as oppressors of the society and women in particular.” To claim that this portrayal is far from the truth, Dhillon goes on to highlight that the Sikh community is known to be protectors of feeble and incapable people. Invoking the history of the Sikh community, as one which has always helped those in need, it is alleged that the portrayal in the show has caused immense unrest within the community. “It is pertinent to mention here that the Sikh community has a history of protecting the feeble and incapable people, especially women from the times of Ahmed Shah Abdali and Nadir Shah. This portrayal of Sikhs as predators has caused immense unrest in the sikh community and badly hurt the religious feelings of the Sikhs. The accused have also acted in a malicious manner to promote enmity between two peacefully co-existing castes of Punjab belonging to the same Sikh religion by calling members of one caste ‘MANJAAR’ and creating hatred for the other community. This could lead to caste based clashes and unrest in Punjab and weaken the brotherhood and communal harmony in the state.” In this light, the complainant seeks the registration of an FIR and strict action under relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code, Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention Of Atrocities) Act, 1989 and Information And Technology Act against the production company, Clean Slate Films Pvt. Ltd, along with its directors, including well-known hindi film actor Ms. Anushka Sharma.  Next Storylast_img read more

Operation Navigation to run until July 20th with spot checks in pubs

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Gardaí will be carrying out spot check in pubs over the weekend to ensure Covid-19 guidelines are being followed.Operation Navigation, began at 7pm last night and will run until the 20th of July.Any pub found not to be adhering to time limits or meal requirements when ordering a drink could in future lose their license.Donal O’Keeffe, CEO of the Licensed Vintners Association, says the guidelines need to be followed:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/pubchecks10.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioHomepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Operation Navigation to run until July 20th with spot checks in pubscenter_img Pinterest Google+ Previous articleConcerns raised over impact Brexit may have on border businessesNext articleQuarantine requirements for international travel to remain News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ By News Highland – July 4, 2020 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more