Debenhams markets share “on the rise”

first_img 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 ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp Debenhams markets share “on the rise” Share Debenhams has claimed it is winning market share from rivals as it posted a small rise in sales over the key Christmas trading period that was hit by December’s snow.Chief Executive Rob Templeman said he was pleased with the department store group’s Christmas performance given the adverse weather that gripped the nation last month but would not commit to forecasting underlying sales growth for the balance of the firm’s year to end-August 2011.“What we’ve got to see is how consumer sentiment unfolds over the next six to eight weeks, then we’ll be in a better position to talk about how we think the future lies,” he said.Many retailers fear the £81bn of spending cuts announced by the government, as well as tax rises, a slowing housing market and hikes in transport and fuel costs will hit consumer demand in the months ahead.Debenhams, which trades from 167 stores in Britain, Ireland and Denmark, and about 60 franchised outlets in 23 countries, said sales at stores open over a year increased 0.3 percent including VAT sales tax in the 19 weeks to 8 January.The firm said December’s snow impacted like-for-like sales by 2.5-3.0 per cent, or about £30m.It said gross transaction value increased 4.2 per cent over the period, with gross margin ahead of the previous year and market share won in men’s, children’s and women’s clothing. Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼center_img John Dunne Monday 10 January 2011 6:32 am whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.com last_img read more

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Legal & General hikes dividend after profit rise

first_img Share whatsapp Tags: NULL John Dunne whatsapp Legal & General hikes dividend after profit rise Legal & General has increased its full-year dividend payment by 24 per cent after reporting strong results for 2010.The insurer said annual pre-tax profits were £1.09bn, up from £1.07bn, on worldwide sales which rose 28 per cent to £1.8bn.The company’s savings division saw operating profit up 130 per cent to £115m and net cash generation up 134 per cent to £68m.L&G said in a statement: “The transformation of the savings business positions us well for the changes to the savings landscape anticipated to take place over the next few years.” Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Thursday 17 March 2011 4:32 am Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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Fortis Microfinance Bank Plc (FORTIS.ng) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgFortis Microfinance Bank Plc (FORTIS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Fortis Microfinance Bank Plc (FORTIS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fortis Microfinance Bank Plc (FORTIS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fortis Microfinance Bank Plc (FORTIS.ng)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileFortis Microfinance Bank Plc offers a range of banking products and services for micro and small-to-medium enterprises, individuals, the unbanked and low-end entrepreneurs in Nigeria. The company provides affordable, flexible financial solutions to support the development of entrepreneurship among the unbanked and/or economical disadvantaged businesses and individuals. Fortis Microfinance Bank Plc has an extensive network of branches located in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its product offering ranges from transactional accounts, term deposits and loans to microcredit solutions for schooling, rentals and contract financing. The company also offers advice and support through workshops and seminars and corporate events. It has a range of products and services for high-net worth individuals and offers executive management advisory and training services for building human capacity. Fortis Microfinance Bank Plc’s head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Fortis Microfinance Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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The Running Wall Residence / LIJO RENY architects

first_img Photographs Projects Houses ArchDaily The Running Wall Residence / LIJO RENY architects CopyAbout this officeLIJO RENY architectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesThalasseryHousesIndiaPublished on October 14, 2013Cite: “The Running Wall Residence / LIJO RENY architects” 14 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! 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The brief from the client was simple and short “a fort like house that one can’t scale”. As the site sat right in the middle of one of the rougher districts of Kerala the client wanted a house that looked intimidating. In fact that is the very feel that one gets as one stands outside trying to get in. Save this picture!© Paveen MohandasThe form is a combination of plastered walls and exposed laterite wall. Laterite stone, once commonly used in Kerala architecture, has a direct visual appeal and a connection to the immediate surroundings, because of its earthy colour and tecture. The usage of this familiar stone in a new language, without losing its inane nature, would immediately root the design, at the same time, acknowledge the presence of a change, bridging this huge gap that has come about in the contemporary architectural practice that prevails in the state now. Save this picture!© Paveen MohandasThe exposed laterite stone wall starts from the compound wall and winds through the landscaped yard into the building. More than as a wall or as an enclosure, it is like a flowing sculpture through the landscape. The monotony of the huge walls is broken by the various voids given at random on the laterite wall. The laterite stone was sourced from two different quarries for the two distinct colours that from a pattern throughout the wall .The vertical joints between the laterite stones were filled with a paste of white cement and powdered laterite stone, thus visibly accentuating the horizontal lines. The continuous horizontal lines give more fluidity/direction to the meandering wall.Save this picture!© Paveen MohandasThe long drive way leads one to the sit out from where a sneak preview is given of hidden courts and landscaped spill out areas. From here one steps onto a clear glass bridge, over a water body that spills out as a cascade below the main door into an internal pool. So as the main door is opened one continues to walk on the clear glass, with the visual of the cascade below the feet. From here one can choose to go to the living or the dining, both these rooms opening out into a huge landscaped, spill out area enclosed by the meandering exposed laterite wall. The dining has a long lap pool with a corridor leading one to the bedrooms. The kitchen also lies just beyond the dining. The kitchen too opens up into another landscaped yard at the back with a badminton court. Save this picture!© Paveen MohandasThe 3 storey high internal court with banana plants, ferns and many tropical plants, has the stairs taking one into the home theater below and the study above. The corridor above has several circular skylights competing with the circular ceiling lights to light up the area. Save this picture!© Paveen MohandasMost of the rooms have a play of levels with the ceiling, in the form of a combination of barrel vault and flat slab at the higher level with vents to expel the hot air. This combination has brought a marked difference in the room temperature compared to other regular forms.Save this picture!© Paveen MohandasEach and every bit of the site was considered during design and as a result it’s heartwarming to know that each of the members finding the various levels and areas in the house a new function and a new meaning. 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Billionaire philanthropist’s biography to be published

first_img  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 August 2007 | News Since the 1980s Atlantic Philanthropies has given over ‚€1 billion to education, research, human rights and political reconciliation in Ireland. Atlantic’s policies currently include Ageing, Disadvantaged Children and Youth, Population Health and Reconciliation and Human Rights. Billionaire philanthropist’s biography to be published Tagged with: Irelandcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The new biography of legendary American philanthropist Chuck Feeney will be published next week. ‘The Billionaire Who Wasn’t: How Chuck Feeney Secretly Made and Gave Away a Fortune,’ by Conor O’Cleary, will be published on 3rd September. Extracts from the biography, which costs £15, have been published in the Irish Times, describing Feeney’s decision to give away his original $8 billion fortune. Under the umbrella of Atlantic Philanthropies, Feeney has given away ‚€4 billion so far and plans to distribute the balance within ten years.The book describes how Feeney was heavily influenced by his attorney and adviser, Harvey Dale, who introduced him to the concept of giving-while-living. Feeney’s decision to give away his money, originally secretly, was encapsulated in the statement: ‘I came to the conclusion I didn’t need a lot of money because I didn’t intend to live a lifestyle that required it,’ he said. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Rains Slow Indiana Harvest

first_img Previous articleNew Master Farmers Have More to Remember about 2012 than DroughtNext articleShowcasing 100% Biodiesel to Tractor Pullers Gary Truitt SHARE Rains Slow Indiana Harvest Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Cool, rainy days slowed harvest progress across most of the state, according to the Indiana Field Office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Even though the weather slowed harvest during the week, corn harvest is still averaging about 14 days ahead of last year and soybean harvest is about 3 days ahead. Planting of winter wheat is a little ahead of both last year and the 5-year average pace, and farmers have been happy with soil conditions and emergence at this point. Cattle operations were busy weaning calves and checking winter forage supplies. Pastures have improved greatly this fall which has delayed the feeding of an already tight hay supply. SHAREcenter_img Seventy-two percent of the corn acreage has been harvested compared to 39 percent last year and 53 percent for the 5-year average. By area, 67 percent of the corn acreage has been harvested in the north, 70 percent in the central region, and 87 percent in the south. Moisture content of harvested corn is averaging about 19 percent.Sixty-nine percent of the soybean acreage has been harvested compared to 64 percent last year and 71 percent for the 5-year average. By area, 73 percent of the soybean acreage has been harvested in the north, 68 percent in the central region, and 65 percent in the south. Moisture content of harvested soybeans is averaging about 13.5 percent. By Gary Truitt – Oct 22, 2012 Seventy-one percent of the winter wheat acreage has been planted compared to 67 percent for both last year and the 5-year average. Twenty-five percent of the winter wheat acreage has emerged compared to 28 percent last year and 32 percent for the 5-year average. Home Indiana Agriculture News Rains Slow Indiana Harvest Source: Indiana NASSlast_img read more

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TCU extends use of campus recreation center as shelter for students

first_imgStudent body officer candidates talk campus issues in first-ever live debate Benton McDonald Linkedin The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which manages the state’s power grid, entered emergency conditions and began rolling blackouts shortly after midnight Monday. “Every grid operator and every electric company is fighting to restore power right now,” said ERCOT President and CEO Bill Magness in a release.Initially, Oncor warned people to be prepared for 15 minute to 45 minute rolling outages. It has since said to expect that time range to be “significantly extended” and warned customers that they could last hours. Some TCU students reported losing power in the early hours of the morning and still not having it back by the early afternoon. An Oncor representative said that due to the overflow of media and customer inquiries, all updates on outages and restoration will be made on its Twitter account. GrandMarc, an apartment complex located on the corner of West Berry and West Bowie streets, lost power this morning and it has not returned. Senior Ashley Parks, a writing and theatre double major who lives in GrandMarc, said her professor excused her from class due to the outages. “The power is out in the entirety of GrandMarc and most people I know don’t have power,” she said. The university said that students who need a place to warm up can go to the Brown Lupton University Union (BLUU) or the King Family Commons. Power outages across Texas have impacted more than 1.2 million people and the numbers continue to rise, according to Oncor.A look at some of the snow on TCU’s campus Sunday.(Esau Rodriguez Olvera/ Staff Photographer) ReddIt Marissa Stacy Skye Morenohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/skye-moreno/ printUpdated Feb. 16 2:20 p.m.Many students living off-campus are still without power today. Students last night were able to sleep in the campus recreation center and eat in Market Square today. Kathy Cavins-Tull, Vice Chancellors for Student Affairs, e-mailed students saying they are extending the rec to be a shelter for off-campus students Tuesday night. The e-mail said to gain access after 11 p.m. students will need to call TCU police. Market Square will also have reduced hours, but is committed to feeding all students. Pipes are also beginning to burst in off-campus living situations. Students are going different places to seek shelter. Updated 10:20 p.m.All in-person and virtual classes have been cancelled Tuesday and Wednesday as power outage issues continue to affect the TCU community. The cancellations were announced in an email alert. “We are continuing to closely monitor the weather and power conditions; current plans for the remainder of the week are subject to change and will be communicated on a daily basis,” the email said. Wednesday classes will need to be made up either on a weekend or during the March Spring Refresh. Tuesday classes will not have to be rescheduled, unless they only occur once a week. TCU had previously planned to online-only learning through Thursday in an attempt to avoid rescheduling instruction time. Updated 5:30 p.m.With many students off-campus still without power Monday afternoon, TCU made plans for them to weather the storm on campus Michael Russel, Dean of Campus Life, e-mailed students, giving them the option to spend the night in the campus recreation center.Students must register by 6:30 pm to secure their spot.While there are not any beds, Russel wrote they “currently have heat, shower facilities and WiFi internet.”Students are told to bring toiletries, a sleeping bag or blanket, chargers and snacks. They will provide towels for showers. Tomorrow students will be allowed to eat in Market Square.Earlier in the day, TCU pivoted to online learning through Thursday after scattered power outages and winter weather left students and faculty scrambling. The campus will remain closed until 8 a.m. Friday, but virtual learning will continue in an attempt to avoid makeup days, the university announced in a release. The announcement came as other local universities, including SMU and Texas Wesleyan, cancelled all in-person and virtual classes Monday. Fort Worth Independent School District has also cancelled all in-person and virtual classes Tuesday and Wednesday. More winter weather is expected for North Texas. A wind chill warning is in effect until Tuesday and another round of snow is projected to fall late Tuesday night and into Wednesday. The second winter storm warning of the last week will take effect at 6 p.m. Tuesday. More ice is expected to fall when a second round of snow comes to DFW later this week. Photo courtesy: Pete Delkus/WFAATCU described the weather as “unprecedented” for Texas.Class instruction will be “flexible” and faculty have been asked to teach asynchronously if possible. If they still choose to hold lectures at class time, they will be recorded. All exams scheduled for this week have been postponed. The University Recreation Center will remain open by appointment and updated dining hours will be posted on the university dining website. Power outages affect TCU community Monday The announcement comes as cities across Texas are experiencing power outages as the electric grid struggles to meet the demand for electricity brought on by the freezing temperatures. Oncor, which provides power for TCU and the surrounding area, has reported over 3,600 affected customers in the 76109 area code. EMERGENCY UPDATE: The TX power system is currently facing an unprecedented shortfall of electric generation. @ERCOT_ISO has requested Oncor & utilities across TX to implement controlled power outages to reduce high demand & protect the integrity of the electric grid. (1/3)— Oncor (@oncor) February 15, 2021 Facebook + posts Marissa Stacy is a journalism major from Indianapolis, Indiana. Marissa enjoys traveling to new places, spending time with friends and finding great places to eat around Fort Worth. Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. TCU traditions and history TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter + posts We are asking all Oncor customers to be prepared to be without power for an extended period of time. (3/3) https://t.co/AcUFYPhA4n— Oncor (@oncor) February 15, 2021 Marissa Stacyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/marissa-stacy/ Twitter Marissa Stacyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/marissa-stacy/center_img ReddIt Marissa Stacyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/marissa-stacy/ Honeycutt claims strong support, wins SGA top spot COVID-19 vaccination site at TCU opens for second weekend Linkedin Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Skye Morenohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/skye-moreno/ Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Marissa Stacyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/marissa-stacy/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution New platform launched to ease scholarship finding process for current TCU students Skye Morenohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/skye-moreno/ TCU News Now 3/3/2021 Previous articleCFP and Bowl Season RecapNext articleHoroscope: February 16, 2021 Benton McDonald, Marissa Stacy and Skye Moreno RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Race & Reconciliation chair hopes upcoming hip hop masterclass can provide perspective Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Skye Moreno Facebook TCU’s campus will be closed through Thursday. (Esau Rodriguez Olvera/ Staff Photographer) Skye Morenohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/skye-moreno/ + posts What we’re reading: British COVID-19 variant is most common in U.S., Biden moves up vaccine timelinelast_img read more

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Stay Active This Summer… Check Out the Possibilities at City’s “Jump Into Summer” Fair

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Childrens events Stay Active This Summer… Check Out the Possibilities at City’s “Jump Into Summer” Fair From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, March 31, 2016 | 1:50 pm Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeauty Community Newscenter_img Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Are you looking for things to do this summer? The City of Pasadena has many free and low-cost summer offerings available for children, teens and adults. Programs run June through August and are held at various sites throughout the city. Learn more about these activities at the “Jump into Summer Fair” on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Victory Park, 2575 Paloma St., Pasadena.Summer offerings include anime, art classes, book discussions, camps, computer labs and classes, concerts, crafts, creative writing, dance, discovery days, game days, health and fitness classes, martial arts, movie nights, music, Parks After Dark, recreational swim, sports, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) programs, storytimes, summer reading program, swimming lessons and wellness programs.During the fair, residents can pick up information, sign up for classes, and enjoy class demos, interactive games, food trucks and more!The fair is presented by the Human Services and Recreation, Public Health, Pasadena Public Library and Pasadena Water and Power departments of the City of Pasadena.For more information and a full schedule of recreation activities, visit www.cityofpasadena.net/humanservices or call (626) 744-7500.last_img read more

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Madras High Court Directs Chennai Police Commissioner To Investigate Cases Against Ex-Judge Karnan; DGP To Supervise

first_imgTop StoriesMadras High Court Directs Chennai Police Commissioner To Investigate Cases Against Ex-Judge Karnan; DGP To Supervise LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK24 Nov 2020 5:15 AMShare This – x”The Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry has rightly taken up the cause as the repeated utterances by the 1st accused, viz., Mr. C.S. Karnan, would undermine the dignity, reputation, honour and majesty of the Institution, for which the lawyers also form part,” the Madras High Court observed on Monday while directing Police authorities to investigate uncharitable tirades 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?Login”The Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry has rightly taken up the cause as the repeated utterances by the 1st accused, viz., Mr. C.S. Karnan, would undermine the dignity, reputation, honour and majesty of the Institution, for which the lawyers also form part,” the Madras High Court observed on Monday while directing Police authorities to investigate uncharitable tirades of the former Judge. A Division Bench comprising of Justice M. Sathyanarayanan and Justice R. Hemalatha has directed the Commissioner of Police, Chennai to monitor the investigation, under the supervision of Director General of Police. The direction has come in a petition filed by the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu against the retired High Court Judge, CS Karnan, for passing rape threats and sexually coloured remarks against wives of judges, women lawyers and female court staff. The Council had sought registration of FIR/ initiation of appropriate proceedings against such “unfortunate utterances”. It was submitted by Senior Advocate S. Prabhakaran for the Council that despite such ‘obnoxious behaviour’ of Karnan, no action whatsoever was taken by the Police for registration of the Council’s complaint, despite clear indications of commission of cognizable offences (Lalithakumari v. State of UP & Ors., in 2014 (2) SCC 1). Public Prosecutor A. Natarajan however informed the Court that the Central Crime Branch has already registered against a case Karnan for the alleged commission of the offences under Sections 228, 509, 294B and 506(ii) of IPC, Section 67A of the IT Act, Section 4 of the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Women Harassment Act and Section 4 of the Tamil Nadu Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act. He submitted that since the contents of the Council’s complaint disclosed similar offences, a fresh FIR is not registered. At this juncture, the Court pointed out to the PP that the contents of 35 and odd videos uploaded by Karnan would defame, denigrate the concerned persons and it may constitute a successive / different cause of action. The Prosecutor then assured the Court that necessary and suitable advice shall be given to the Investigating Officer in this regard. The PP had also told the Court that the Police had removed 2 objectionable YouTube URLs shared by Karnan and 15 of his videos were deleted. However, despite Police action, the former Judge continued to indulge in such uncharitable activities by uploading more of such videos and creating new channel on YouTube. In this regard the Court drew the State’s attention towards Section 80 of the Information Technology Act, 2000, which confers power upon the police officer and other officials to enter and search. The Division Bench said, “It is very pertinent to point out at this juncture that under Section 149 of Cr.P.C., it is the duty of the police to prevent cognizable offences and therefore, it is not necessary on the part of the police to wait for the commission of the offences and prevention is always better than cure.” The matter is now listed for hearing on November 30 through physical hearing. The Respondents have been asked to a counter affidavit with supporting documents as to the effective steps/ action taken in the light of the complaints against, by the said date. Background The original criminal petition against Karnan was first listed before a Single Judge of the High Court who deemed it appropriate to put the matter before the present Division Bench, as it is already seized with another writ petition moved by the Council on the issue. The plea alleges that in a viral video shared by one Dr. M. Dhanasekaran, Karnan has used indecent, obnoxious, un-parliamentary language, threats against the wives of the Judges of the High Court and Supreme Court, both serving and retired. The objectionable video links were ordered to be blocked by a Division Bench ofthe High Court on November 10. Justices M Sathyanarayanan and R Hemalatha had observed therein: “It is rather unfortunate to note that the ninth respondent (Karnan), who held an important constitutional post, has gone to such a level to repeatedly make scandalous, obscene, vituperative & unparliamentary remarks against former & sitting judges of SC & HC and their family members, especially women.” In 2017, the Supreme Court had found Karnan guilty of contempt for making scandalous corruption allegations against its sitting and retired judges. SC Finds Justice Karnan Guilty Of Contempt Of Court, Awards Six Months Jail Term Referring to this order, Prabhakaran said in the Court, “Despite being punished by the Supreme Court of India, the former Judge continues to indulge in obnoxious behaviour and repeatedly uploading videos through social media such as YouTube and Facebook with the help of one Dr.M.Dhanasekaran – the contents of the same would disclose that it is full of vulgarity, lacking in decency and decorum, defaming the former Judges of the Supreme Court of India as well as some of the present sitting Judges of the Apex Court as well as this Court and that apart, the family members of them, especially the womenfolk are also targeted.” Case Title: Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry v. DGP, Chennai & Ors. Click Here To Download Order Read OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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Pipe burst leaves thousands without water in south Inishowen

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Google+ Pinterest Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – August 11, 2020 Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleAnti-social behaviour in local parks on the riseNext articleOver 8,000 Donegal people receiving Pandemic Unemployment Payment News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty A pipe burst is affecting a large part of south Inishowen. Thousands of properties are said to be without water this morning as a result.People are being asked to conserve water where possible.Irish Water are working to repair the issue with the supply expected to be restored to all areas later today. Pipe burst leaves thousands without water in south Inishowenlast_img read more

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