Thomas Cook

first_img Thomas Cook KCS-content Tuesday 28 September 2010 11:03 pm whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Share whatsapp Tags: NULL INVESTORS have lost patience in trusting Thomas Cook to deliver an Indian summer. Yesterday’s £10m downgrade to full-year profits comes fast on top of August’s profit warning, and sent investors scurrying for warmer climes. The shares’ 6.3 per cent fall to 171.7p means they now stand at their lowest point since December 2008, and are trading at just 6.6 times 2011 earnings, much cheaper than peer Tui which trades at 8.9 times earnings. Yet Thomas Cook offers a prospective dividend yield of 6.6 per cent, compared to Tui’s 5.4 per cent. And Thomas Cook’s latest disappointment comes from a technical hitch – problems with aircraft in August meant that last-minute replacements had to be hired expensively – and should be a one-off. And if chief executive’s Manny Fontenla-Novoa’s claim that trading conditions this year have been worse than after the 9/11 terrorism attacks, then the fact that bookings for next summer are up nine per cent, with average selling prices up four per cent indicates that the only way from here is up. The 2010 summer season was relatively successful with departed load factor, a measure of how full the group’s planes were, still high at 94 per cent and while £390m in full-year pre-tax profits is lower than the £420m expected, consensus expectations were only £30m higher before the volcanic ash-cloud emerged. Analysts believe a fair share price lies around 250p – now could be the right time to pick them up at rock bottom. Show Comments ▼last_img read more

IPL 2021 Updated Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap, Remaining Schedule,…

first_imgCricketIndian premier leagueIndian Premier League 2021Latest Sports News 3KL Rahul110919191.0050182.000/17/5 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTreehuggerHow To Protect Yourself Against CyberthreatsTreehuggerIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’ Cricket ICC WTC Final LIVE commentary: AIR, DD Sports to live stream & broadcast India vs New Zealand for free 5Shikhar Dhawan110858585.0054157.400/110/2 Cricket Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Football WTC Final 2021: India vs New Zealand Full Squad, Schedule, Live Streaming, Date, Time, Venue all you need to know World Test Championship final 5Kolkata Knight Riders21102+0.000 YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. 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The leading Indian Broadcaster has made arrangements to broadcast the games in Multiple languages and on multiple network channels.How do I watch live streaming of IPL 2021 matches?The live streaming of the IPL 2021 match will be available on Disney+ Hotstar. You can also catch the live updates on insidesport.coIPL 2021 Remaining ScheduleCheck out the latest IPL 2021 Points Table, IPL 2021 Highlights, IPL 2021 Match Report, IPL ball by ball updates live score, IPL live commentary, IPL schedules, IPL live match updates, IPL Live fast Streaming, IPL Live match, Moneyball for IPL players’ salary. IPL 2021 Purple Cap: Harshal Patel on his comeback match for Royal Challengers Bangalore, bagged a fifer against Mumbai Indians. It was also his five-wicket haul in T20 cricket and first by any bowler against MI. His 5/27 helped RCB restrict MI for 159. With that feat, Harshal Patel took the top spot in the Purple Cap race – but now he has been overtaken by Andre Russell.Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder Andre Russell took a five-wicket haul in just two overs vs Mumbai Indians on Tuesday bowling at the death and is now on the top of IPL 2021 Purple Cap Leaderboard.Rules for IPL Purple CapThe award is given to the leading wicket-taker of the IPL season.The bowler with the most wickets in the tournament during the season would wear the Purple Cap while in the field.In case of a tie, the Purple Cap is given to the bowler with a superior economy rate.IPL 2021 Purple Cap Formula 1 4Suryakumar Yadav220875643.5059147.450/111/3 Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates IPL 2021 Orange cap: Nitish Rana hit his second half-century on the trot to reach the top of the table and get the orange cap.Rules for IPL Orange CapThe award is given to the leading run-scorer of the IPL season.The batsman with the most runs in the tournament during the season would wear the Orange Cap while in the field.In case of a tie, the batsman with a better strike rate is awarded the Orange Cap.The Orange Cap owner who is fielding is allowed to wear the Orange Cap till the end of the innings even if an opposition batsman has overtaken his runs.IPL 2021 Orange Cap 1Delhi Capitals11002+0.779 Facebook Twitter 4Pat Cummins2285432/2418.006.7516.000/0 2Harshal Patel1142755/275.406.754.800/1 2Mumbai Indians21102+0.225 WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to rain, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates Latest Sports News Cricket Cricket IPL 2021 Updated Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap, Remaining Schedule, LIVE Streaming all you need to know Latest Sports News  No.PlayerMInsNORunsHSAvgBFSR100/504s/6s Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket No.TeamsPlayedWonLostN/RPointsNRR 6Rajasthan Royals10100-0.200 WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Latham, Conway provide solid start; NZ 28/0 (18 ovs)- Follow Live Updates 3Rahul Chahar2287044/2717.508.7512.001/0 3Punjab Kings11002+0.200last_img read more

Umeme Limited (UMME.ke) 2011 Annual Report

first_imgUmeme Limited (UMME.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Umeme Limited (UMME.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Umeme Limited (UMME.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Umeme Limited (UMME.ke)  2011 annual report.Company ProfileUmeme Limited is a power utility company managing the distribution of electricity, electricity supply and after-sales service in Uganda and power sharing with Africa sub-regions. Its electricity distribution division manages the operation, maintenance, upgrading and expansion of the distribution network in Uganda. It consists of approximately 26 202 kilometres of medium- and low-voltage transmission lines which covers the major towns and cities of Uganda. The electricity supply and after-sales service divisions connect new customers to the distribution network, read meters, bill customers and collect revenue as well as deal with customer complaints, restoring power interruptions, managing customer care and educating customers on saving energy. Umeme Limited targets customers in the domestic, commercial, medium industrial, large industrial and street lighting sectors. Umeme Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Consultative Council discussing ‘Symphony of Instruments’

first_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Jobs & Calls Anglican Communion, This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Press Release Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Comments are closed. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [Episcopal News Service — Auckland, New Zealand] The Anglican Consultative Council began a two-part discussion Nov. 2 (local time) here about the past, present and possible futures of the instruments of communion.The previous meeting of the ACC in Jamaica in 2009 asked, via 14.09(g), the Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith and Order (IASCUFO) to study the role and responsibilities of the archbishop of Canterbury, the Lambeth Conference of bishops, the Anglican Consultative Council and the Primates Meeting; the ecclesiological rationale of each, and the relationships between them, and to report to this meeting.Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn Assistant Bishop Stephen Pickard told the council that the 68-page report “Towards a Symphony of Instruments: An historical and theological consideration of the Instruments of Communion of the Anglican Communion” is the result of what is anticipated to be an at least two-step process. It began with history and theology, he said, because “it would be difficult, if not impossible” to find ways of enhancing the instruments without first understanding their history.“The overall purpose is to explore the effectiveness of instruments of communion and ask how we may enhance deeper harmony among the instruments. How do they work together?” he said. “How might they be creatively part of the process of evolution of the Anglican Communion?”“We do not yet see clearly what they shall become,” added Pickard, who is the vice chair of IASCUFO.The report, he said, suggests that the instruments be seen as “gifts of and for communion.”“The instruments of communion can lose their focus,” Pickard said. “Their primary concern is the mission of God. Their horizon should be God’s work in the world. All deliberations, arguments [and] desire for corporate discernment, ought to be directed to God’s work in the world.”A summary of the key issues in the report also suggests that the communion “needs to recover a stronger relationship between the instruments of communion,” not be a renewal but “a deeper harmony.”The detailed report notes in a number of places that there exists no body in the communion with the “legislative authority to determine matters of faith and doctrine for the whole communion” and that no such body can “in a communion of churches where the accent is upon local autonomy and interconnecting links through which a wider fellowship of churches is built.”This is the case despite, in the words of paragraph 5.3.4, “recent controversies in the communion have led many to call for sanctions, for authority with bite and the capability to enforce decisions.”The current instruments “cannot administer discipline that is legally binding, but can only exercise the force of moral suasion,” the report says, calling that suasion “a discipline of persuasion and mutual accountability.”“Some will say ‘that’s not much’ and will want something far stronger, but that will require a different kind of Anglican Communion,” paragraph 5.3.5 concludes.In paragraph 5.4.4, the report notes the presence of laity in the ACC and suggests that if the ACC were to work with the Primates Meeting to set strategic goals for the communion “such a move might go hand in hand with a deeper engagement and participation of the laity in global Anglicanism.”The provinces need to develop “an Anglican theology of communion … from within the fractures and wound of the life of the body of Christ,” the report suggests.“Because the body of Christ is an unfinished reality and its pilgrimage is undertaken amidst the struggles of being human together – with all its conflicts, friction, fractures and regrets – the instruments of communion will be signs of the as yet unrealized communion that we hope and pray for,” the study says, noting that “it is deeply attractive” to try to resolve disputes “either too quickly or via solutions that are essentially political and/or ecclesiastical but lack a critical theological element.”The wound in Anglicanism needs something more than a “puncture repair kit,” paragraph 6.6.8 says, adding that “healing and repair can only come through deep listening and forbearance … there are no quick-fix solutions to the need for careful and respectful listening.”The instruments “are uniquely placed to intentionally and prophetically recall the communion to its true purpose in God’s kingdom” by being “less reactive and more proactive in their work.”“However this requires a new level of cooperation with each other and with the purposes of God,” the report concludes. “Through such a cooperative engagement with God and with each other the church will be enabled to move towards a greater symphony of the instruments of communion.”On Nov. 3, the ACC members will have another discussion of the report.ACC backgroundThe ACC is one of the four instruments of communion, the others being the archbishop of Canterbury (who serves as president of the ACC), the Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops, and the Primates Meeting.Formed in 1969, the ACC includes clergy and lay people, as well as bishops, among its delegates. The membership includes from one to three persons from each of the Anglican Communion’s 38 provinces, depending on the numerical size of each province. Where there are three members, there is a bishop, a priest and a lay person. Where fewer members are appointed, preference is given to lay membership. The ACC’s constitution is here.The council meets every three years or four years and the Auckland meeting is the council’s 15th since it was created.The Episcopal Church is represented by Josephine Hicks of North Carolina; the Rev. Gay Jennings of Ohio; and Bishop Ian Douglas of Connecticut.Jefferts Schori is attending the meeting in her role as a member of the Anglican Communion Standing Committee, which met here prior to the start of the ACC meeting. Douglas is also a member of the Standing Committee.A complete list of the ACC15 participants is here.All ENS coverage of ACC15 is here.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate Diocese of Nebraska In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Anglican Consultative Council Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Press Release Service Rector Tampa, FL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Job Listing Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Consultative Council discussing ‘Symphony of Instruments’ Two-day discussion on evolution, relationship of communion’s leaders November 2, 2012 at 12:40 pm “The wound in Anglicanism needs something more than a “puncture repair kit” and that is the Child like simplicity having full faith and trust on theology in the Bible. God and Heaven are unseen and human wisdom without peace of Jesus Christ in all understanding is senseless. Jesus Christ is the vine and Anglican Communion is the branches. Only then communion could produce good fruits. 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 last_img read more

The data is in: Americans who don’t finish high school are…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. By Shanta R. Dube, Associate Professor, School of Public Health, Georgia State University and first published on theconversation.com.On Sept. 20, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the latest numbers on health in the U.S.This report provides a snapshot of Americans’ health up to 2016, revealing several key trends – including that Americans who don’t finish high school continue to lag behind. Again and again, the trends across educational levels indicate that adults with no high school diploma or GED are consistently at the greatest risk for the leading causes of disease and death.For example, heart disease has declined in the U.S. since 1997, down to 10.7 percent across the population. Heart disease declined among people with less than high school education across years, yet this population consistently had the highest reported percent for heart disease compared to adults with a high school diploma or higher.Smoking also declined overall during the same period, while participation in physical activities that meet federal guidelines increased. These are both very positive trends. But clear differences are consistently seen across education levels. In fact, in 2016, close to two-thirds of adults with no high school diploma did not engage in physical activity, compared to 55 percent of high school graduates and 38 percent of adults with some college or more.Similar trends can be observed in access to health care, frequency of cancer screenings and other clinical preventive services.Why is education so closely linked with health? According to a report released by the Administration for Healthcare Research and Quality, adults with low levels of education experience extra stress, partly due to problems with finances and getting employment. Adults who report low levels of education also tend to have experienced a greater number of childhood adversities. Without positive coping mechanisms, stress harms the body in many different ways, leading to poor health.Education is not just about receiving a diploma; it’s the process of acquiring knowledge and skills that can help people adapt, cope and utilize critical thinking. Research has shown that not completing high school education is linked to poor health literacy skills, which are necessary to navigate the health care system. For example, health literacy skills can help someone take medications properly; interpret medication labels or food labels; and find the appropriate preventive care.The movement toward formal education, which started in the early 1800s, was motivated by the belief that education would help children lead productive adult lives. Indeed, over the past 150 years, the U.S. has witnessed major progress in terms of [educational enrollment and completion]. But people who don’t finish high school – who make up 10 percent of the population – may lack the skills to know how to care for themselves. That leaves them at higher risk for multiple health outcomes compared to adults with high school diploma or greater.Math, science, reading and writing are very important skills for children, but, in my view as a public health researcher, social and emotional learning are just as critical. The state of New York is implementing a curriculum where children in elementary to high school can learn about mental and emotional health. The impact of this bill has yet to be understood, but it may be one of many solutions to successfully bridge the gap between education and health. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGStheconversation.com Previous articleOn this day in history: “The Catch!”Next articleNo prayer is too small Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Commentary on Jesus Huerta’s death in police custody in Durham, N.C.

first_imgJesus HuertaPhoto: Huerta familyDurham, N.C. — Another Durham resident has now died in a controversial encounter with the Durham Police Department. This time it was teenager and local Riverside High School student, Jesus Huerta.Personally, I don’t believe one word of what the Durham Police Department has stated. It seems to me, and many others throughout the city, that Durham police officers are simply covering their tracks with a concocted story that makes no physical or logical sense whatsoever.The official response of the Durham police chief, Jose Lopez, states that 17-year-old Jesus Huerta died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound while placed under arrest in the back seat of a police squad car. After Durham police Officer Samuel Duncan arrested Huerta, reports state that Officer Duncan heard a loud noise from the vehicle’s rear seat and jumped out of his moving patrol cruiser. Duncan’s squad car then slammed into a parked van, leaving Huerta shot and killed in the process. This incident occurred right outside of the Durham Police Department headquarters parking lot.Judging from the buzz of conversations around Durham, many residents believe Officer Duncan was directly responsible for Huerta’s death.It is also quite disturbing how the first thing Durham police chose to highlight in this controversy was Huerta’s past juvenile offenses. Trespassing and misdemeanor possession of cannabis were not the causes of Jesus Huerta’s death. Such sheer lack of accountability on the part of the Durham Police Department is not only disrespectful, it’s outright despicable.Entertaining such a ploy is merely a distraction from gathering the truth of what actually happened here. Maybe someone should pull up the Durham Police Department’s criminal record. Fact is, a 17-year-old boy who was allegedly handcuffed, mysteriously died in police custody. Many residents are pointing to police brutality and excessive use of force.Unfortunately, Jesus Huerta became the third Durham resident killed by Durham police or while in their custody over the last five months. Thirty-three-year-old Jose Ocampo was killed July 27, shot four times in the chest for possessing a knife. Twenty-six-year-old Derek Deandre Walker was executed Sept. 17 by a Durham police sniper for publicly threatening to commit suicide.Personally, I’m not worried about the “Bloods and Crips” in Durham. I’m worried about our local thugs in pressed blue uniforms. I’m worried about gang members who carry badges, tasers, steel batons and handguns. These “law enforcers” are paid with public tax money to terrorize people.Jesus Huerta deserves more than blanket apologies from city officials. Phony condolences are of no use here. Huerta’s family members deserve justice; local Durham residents deserve the truth. A child has been killed, and we need answers. We need answers and Officer Samuel Duncan arrested. Now!Lamont Lilly is a contributing editor with the Triangle Free Press, Human Rights Delegate with Witness for Peace and an organizer with Workers World Party. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Another side to the story of Limerick’s urban horses

first_imgWhatsApp TAGSanimal welfarecityhorsesLimerick Animal WelfareLimerick City and CountyNewssocietyurban Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Advertisement Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR John Reilly with a foal which is yet to be broken. Photo: Cian ReinhardtSeizing horses has sparked suicidesYOUNG Limerick men who have their horses impounded have been driven to take their own lives or turn to crime.That’s according to a former ISPCA Inspector and firefighter who says that confiscating animals is not the answer.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I knew four lads personally who turned to suicide after they lost their animals. I pulled two of them out of the river myself,” William Morrisey told the Limerick Post.The Crecora man spent thirty years both as a voluntary inspector and a firefighter and he believes that the only solution is to provide a training centre in the city for horse-mad youngsters.“Most of them love their animals and would make fantastic horse owners, given the right training,” he said.“I knew a young lad who built a beautiful stable in the back yard for his horse and took fantastic care of it. The council told him there was no planning permission for the stable and it had to be torn down.“A couple of months later, I met his mother on her way to visit him in Limerick prison.“The only way I can get through to people who keep calling to get rid of the horses, is to say if you take a young lad’s horse tomorrow he’s going to be coming in your bathroom window next week”.He is angry at regulations which he says have “not been discussed or properly thought out,” and at the “waste of money spent sending confiscated horses to Cork.The council has spent around €1 million sending animals to Cork. Just imagine what good use that money could have been put to.”Mr Morrisey was speaking with the Limerick Post after he called RTE’s Liveline to highlight the need for a training centre.He said that a centre was promised at Delmage but nothing ever came of it.“That’s an ideal location but there’s no will to do anything about it. If it was tackled 25 years ago, there would be a lot of lives saved.”“Yes there is cruelty but the vast majority of these kids want to do the right thing. All they need is education and a bit of support. If we give them that, we can pay more attention to those who are just bad and cruel,” he said.“Many of these families have had horses as part of their culture for generations. We need a training centre and we need to rethink the current regulations.“We don’t want wandering animals but there’s plenty of grazing space around Limerick. Being involved with horses is keeping many youngsters away from drug gangs and prison”.Passion and love persuaded Anna to change horsesAS A one-time worker with Limerick Animal Welfare, Anna Gallagher was inclined towards the argument against allowing people to keep horses in an urban setting.But her experience persuaded her to change horses.John Reilly with his father’s horse ‘Cheerleader’ which he hopes to inherit one day. Photo: Cian Reinhardt“But when I started going into the estates, I started to see the love and passion that many of the owners had for their horses,” Anna told the Limerick Post.“I saw kids getting up early in all weathers and bringing their animals water and food before they even had anything to eat themselves. They were spending all their pocket money on their animals, taking very good care with them”.But a cause of concern for owners who don’t have stables is the fact that sometimes their horses are taken from where they are tethered during the night.“Young lads high on drugs and drink think it’s great sport to take these animals and jockey them up and down the roads until they are ruined. The kids who own them find them completely knackered after all the love and care they lavished on them. And all because they have no place to stable them safely”.Anna is one of the founder members of an organisation called HELPS, which set out to try and secure a site where urban horse owners could stable their horses and learn best practice in looking after them.But, despite funding being available from the Department, all the promises and enthusiasm she has heard from members of the local authority have been false dawns.Currently, she travels around the city estates, worming horses and advising young owners on their care.“What we had in mind was a facility where everyone is welcome. A place where people can learn to groom and look after their horses, a track and a facility like a public park with benches where people could sit and watch the horses.“It would be a fantastic facility for the city and it would help people of different ages and backgrounds come together.“What’s really sad is that there is government money for these kind of initiatives. The horse projects already up and running in Dublin and other areas have proved that once you give a young lad an interest and a hobby they are far less likely to get involved in bad behaviour.“But we can’t seem to get the council to get fully behind this although a lot of the members say they would support such a scheme”.She agrees that there is some cruelty.“But if we can get the kids who want to learn it will be a lot easier to focus in on those who are mistreating the animals and root them out”.She believes that part of the problem is that youngsters are given the message early on that horses are disposable.“You can buy a horse from a dealer for a tenner and they are offered as prizes in raffles.“We have to teach the young owners how to get the best out of their horses. They are entitled to a place to learn that and to have their hobby, just like the hurlers and the footballers.”Time to end sulky racing on public roadsMARION Fitzgibbon, the founder and director of Limerick Animal Welfare, is all in favour of responsible animal ownership.But in almost 40 years of working with abandoned and badly treated animals, she feels that urban horse owners generally leave a lot to be desired.She is particularly angry at those who race their animals and sulkies on the public roads.“I’ve seen horses being cruelly beaten and driven into the ground in these races.“Twice I tried to intervene with the individuals involved and got beaten up myself for my trouble,” she told the Limerick Post.Marion is not saying that no-one should be allowed keep horses in the city but she is against the practice of racing them on the roads and leaving them to fend for themselves without proper food or shelter.She has seen what can happen when owners neglect and mistreat hoses or run them on public roads, where accidents regularly happen.And callous owners make sure there is nothing to associate them with the injured or sick animals once they abandon them.“We had to put a horse down last week, it’s leg was so badly smashed. Before that, we found a horse dead in a field but we can never trace the owners because they’re not microchipped,” Marion told the Limerick Post.“It’s EU law that horses should be microchipped and owners can be fined if they are not.”But in the six years since the legislation was enacted, Marion says, “we have never picked up a horse that was microchipped”.“Without legislation being enforced, all the hard work done by a lot of people is wasted. I’ve seen owners beating baby horses into the ground. They put no value on animals and there’s little or nothing that can be done.“If the animals were microchipped we could take action against the people who are mistreating them but there no enforcement without that.” Linkedin Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Limerick on Covid watch list center_img Facebook Previous articleWatch: Limerick gets some TLC in the sunshine with Team Limerick Clean-upNext articlePlanned route for M20 is unlikely to change Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! NewsSocietyAnother side to the story of Limerick’s urban horsesBy Bernie English – April 20, 2019 3902 Email Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Print Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possiblelast_img read more

Woman Admits False Rape Case Filed Against Man ‘Out Of Anger’: Delhi High Court Accepts Her Unconditional Apology, Quashes FIR

first_imgNews UpdatesWoman Admits False Rape Case Filed Against Man ‘Out Of Anger’: Delhi High Court Accepts Her Unconditional Apology, Quashes FIR Sparsh Upadhyay8 Dec 2020 5:01 AMShare This – xContinuation of the proceedings will affect his (Petitioner’s) prospects in clearing examinations: Delhi High CourtWhile noting that FIR was lodged ‘out of anger’ as she & the petitioner had an altercation, the Delhi High Court last week quashed an FIR registered against the Petitioner, for the offence punishable under Sections 376 IPC and all other proceedings arising therefrom. The Bench of Justice Suresh Kumar Kait also observed that she was liable to be prosecuted under the law,…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?LoginWhile noting that FIR was lodged ‘out of anger’ as she & the petitioner had an altercation, the Delhi High Court last week quashed an FIR registered against the Petitioner, for the offence punishable under Sections 376 IPC and all other proceedings arising therefrom. The Bench of Justice Suresh Kumar Kait also observed that she was liable to be prosecuted under the law, however, since she sought unconditional apology and submitted before the Court that her matrimonial life would be destroyed if the present case is sent for trial, the Bench accepted her unconditional apology. The matter before the Court Filing a plea before the Delhi HC, the petitioner sought direction for quashing of FIR No. 381/2020 dated 10.08.2020, for the offence punishable under Sections 376 IPC registered at Police Station – Kapashera, New Delhi and all other proceedings arising therefrom. The petition was filed on the ground that matter has been compromised between petitioner and the prosecutrix. The Prosecutrix stated that the said FIR was lodged out of anger reason being she and petitioner had an altercation. To this effect, she not only filed an affidavit but she also sought apology from this Court. Notably, the Court, in its order noted that petitioner is a well-educated person. He holds various educational degrees including MBA and CS-Executive, and is currently preparing for CS-Professional and UPSC examinations. Court’s order The Bench said that as per the directions of the Supreme Court in Parbat Bhai Aahir and Ors. vs. State of Gujrat & Ors. (AIR 2017 SC 4843), the FIR should not be quashed in case of rape “as it is a heinous offence.” However, the Bench further noted, “But when the respondent No.2/complainant/prosecutrix herself takes the initiative and file affidavits before this Court, stating that she made the complaint due to some misunderstanding and now wants to give quietus to the misunderstanding which arose between the petitioner and respondent no.2, in my considered opinion, in such cases, there will be no purpose in continuing with the trial.” Keeping in view the settlement arrived between the parties; the Court quashed the FIR while noting that “no useful purpose would be served in prosecuting the petitioner any further.” The Court took into account the fact that “continuation of the proceedings will affect his (Petitioner’s) prospects in clearing examinations.” It may be noted that recently, while granting bail to a health worker accused of raping a woman who had come to him for getting a COVID Negative Certificate, the Kerala High Court directed the Director General of Police to take appropriate action against the victim who deposed that it was consensual sex. The Court was disposing the third bail application filed by the health worker. The previous two bail applications were dismissed by the Court and he was in jail for about 77 days. Case title – Lalit Kumar Vats v. State of NCT of Delhi & Anr. [CRL.M.C. 2384/2020] Click Here To Download Order[Read Order Here]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

The synoptic origins of precipitation over the Antarctic Peninsula

first_imgThe synoptic origins of precipitation on the western side of the Antarctic Peninsula over the one year period March 1992 to February 1993 are investigated using meteorological observations, satellite imagery and analyses produced by the UK Meteorological Office. Precipitation at Rothera Station was found to occur at 30% of the synoptic reporting time with 80% of precipitation reports being associated with cyclonic disturbances. Although three quarters of all precipitation reports were for snow, the proximity of Rothera to the zone of maximum cyclonic activity meant that incursions of mild air produced rain in all seasons. During the year 95% of all precipitation was classed as slight. Variability of precipitation on the intraseasonal timescale was highly dependent on the synoptic-scale circulation. The most common synoptic situation for precipitation was a frontal cyclone over the Bellingshausen Sea which accounted for 38% of all precipitation events and 62% of the moderate and heavy precipitation reports. Of the extra-tropical cyclones that gave precipitation 49% were found to have developed south of 60°S. None of the precipitation at Rothera was attributable to mesocyclones. Snow stake measurements from Rothera were a poor indicator of precipitation as a result of blowing snow.last_img read more

Yopa reveals plans to help vendors prepare for Covid ‘second wave’

first_imgYopa is the first estate agent in the UK to reveal that it’s preparing customers for a second wave of Coronavirus with a special pack of advice and tech to help them sell their homes should it occur.Details of the ‘just in case’ preparations are within its latest results published this morning that, it claims, makes it the No.2 hybrid in the UK behind Purplebricks.Yopa has also said it supported the company’s local representatives financially by paying them ‘beyond the limits’ of their licence agreement during the lockdown.Also, it secured the second highest share of new listings during lockdown and listed more properties than all the other hybrid agencies put together, excluding Purplebricks.Tech preparationsIts Chairman and former Countrywide boss Grenville Turner says the company’s performance can be attributed to its pre-Covid technological preparations to ensure appraisals, new instructions and viewings could continue during the travel ban.He also says not having high street branches helped, as did enabling its customers to complete their own photography and virtual viewings.“We took steps in late February into early March to ensure we were prepared should the country go into lockdown and the market conditions deteriorate,” says Turner.“As a priority, we ensured our teams – from the central office and contact centre staff to local agents – were fully briefed and equipped to work from home by 17th March.“By 24th March, when the UK lockdown was implemented, all staff were working from home and our contact centre staff were only booking virtual valuations and viewings.”Read more about Yopa.grenville turner Purplebricks Countrywide YOPA June 17, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 18th June 2020 at 12:30 pmWell YOPA seem to be thinking ahead and planning their risk strategy, to be applauded, I am a little unsure that there business model though is GDPR compliant. Maybe they can let me know?I ask as on the YOPA website it says …’Yopa will let you know as and when buyers enquire about your property, and pass the details to you if you wish to get in touch with them directly before or after the viewing.’So there are quite a few issues around this – not least client confidentiality, but also the broader implications that GDPR is built upon. Also on their website they say they helped 10,000 homeowners sell their home last year, is that exchanged properties, or people who listed and maybe failed to sell? As again a bit ambiguous?Log in to ReplyWhat’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 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Yopa reveals plans to help vendors prepare for Covid ‘second wave’ previous nextAgencies & PeopleYopa reveals plans to help vendors prepare for Covid ‘second wave’Plans are outlined in latest results for the company including the claim that it’s now firmly the UK’s No.2 hybrid estate agency.Nigel Lewis17th June 20201 Comment1,766 Viewslast_img read more