African Champion Industries Limited (ACI.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about African Champion Industries Limited (ACI.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Champion Industries Limited (ACI.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Champion Industries Limited (ACI.gh) 2013 annual report.Company ProfileAfrican Champion Industries Limited is an investment holding company in Ghana with substantial assets in gold mining and forestry and a manufacturing operating producing toilet paper. Established in 1967, the company was formerly known as Super Paper Products Co Ltd. It is a market leader in Ghana and exports its toilet paper products to regions in West Africa. In 2009, African Champion Industries incorporated a value-creation strategy to purchase significant interests in assets which generate hard currency in West Africa, primarily investments in natural resources and property. Its sole asset is a royalty on Adamus Resources Telku Bokazo gold mine and a minority stake in Miro Forestry Developments Limited, a plantation forestry company with assets in Ghana and Sierra Leone. African Champion Industries Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
Howard Lake | 2 June 2014 | News Advertisement 47 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Record amount raised for Big Yellow Friday [youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]http://youtu.be/VIwi21hmKlQ[/youtube] Tagged with: Events Individual giving Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) has raised a record £83,888 this year through its Big Yellow Friday, its national awareness and fundraising day.Its target had been £70,000, which had been the previous highest total achieved back in 2008 when the event was first held.The event took place on 7 March and involved people at schools, businesses, community groups and elsewhere wearing yellow, eating yellow and taking part in yellow-themed activities. The charity relies community fundraising for the majority of its income, according to CLDF Chief Executive Alison Taylor.Over 200 events took place as part of the campaign. These included a sponsored cycle ride from Norwich FC to Torquay FC – both clubs play in yellow.Taylor commented:“From a simple cake sale or coffee morning to a comedy night, casino night and a ‘zumbathon’, people of all ages have used their skills, imagination and energy to join in with Big Yellow Friday 2014 and we are thrilled with this result.”
Update 12.24 6 October 2017The Institute of Fundraising has issued a response to the issues raised in the programme.Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising said: “Mrs Smith’s account on the ‘Selling Barbara’ BBC 4 Radio programme highlights that there is still concern among some donors. This reiterates the importance of both changes that have taken place in recent years – the banning of selling data, the new and stronger Fundraising Regulator and the Fundraising Preference Service – and the ongoing work by charities themselves to ensure fundraising practice keeps pace with public expectations. These changes were, are, and will continue to be supported by charity fundraisers because they know that high standards and public confidence matters.“The programme also highlights the positive difference that charities make in the world, and the importance of the public’s support in making this possible. Nothing is more important to charity fundraisers than the support of donors, and this is why the fundraising sector is so committed to improving donors’ experience and connecting people with the causes they care about.” 123 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis28 Advertisement Melanie May | 6 October 2017 | News Tagged with: data data consent radio About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. BBC Radio 4 to broadcast new programme on charity fundraising practices 124 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis28 BBC Radio 4 is to broadcast a programme this morning (Friday 6 October) investigating charity fundraising practices.Called Selling Barbara and produced by Lydia Thomas, the 28-minute programme follows 90-year-old charity supporter Barbara Smith as she investigates which charities have traded her data and why they have done so. She talks to Smile Train, which has admitted to sharing her data with other charities and explains to her why they traded her name and address in the past, and is invited to Oxfam’s offices by Chief Executive Mark Goldring to see the work the charity does and hears how the media coverage about charities in the wake of the Olive Cooke case resulted in Oxfam examining how it fundraises.Interviewed on the programme are: Paula Sussex, previously CEO of the Charity Commission; Chair of the Fundraising Regulator Michael Grade; Mark Goldring, Chief Executive of Oxfam; Susu Stinton, Trustee, Smile Train, and Mark Roy, Chairman of REaD Group.The programme airs today at 11am.
November 7, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Les Echos to reappear tomorrow after two-day strike May 10, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders shares the concerns of journalists employed by France’s biggest-circulation business daily Les Echos who are opposing its sale by the British media group Pearson to French luxury goods group LVMH. The newspaper was not available in news stands today because staff suspended work in protest against the sale, announced yesterday.“We support Les Echos’ journalists, who fear a loss of editorial independence as a result of LVMH’s activities, especially in the luxury goods industry,” the press freedom organisation said. “The risks of a conflict of interests are real and the defence of this leading French newspaper’s editorial freedom is more necessary than ever.”At a meeting today, the staff of Les Echos agreed by 241 votes to 96 (with 7 blank votes) to continue to suspend production of the newspaper. This resolution renewed the decision taken by journalists immediately after the sale’s announcement yesterday, which – ironically – was European Press Freedom Day.President Nicolas Sarkozy’s culture and broadcasting adviser, Georges-Marc Benamou, has acknowledged that there is a danger of a conflict of interests.Pearson, which also owns the Financial Times, began exclusive negotiations with LVMH on 21 June. It finally announced yesterday that an agreement had been signed for the purchase of Les Echos by LVMH for 240 million euros. The French group is headed by the country’s richest man, Bernard Arnault.The deal means that LVMH will have to sell Les Echos’ leading competitor, La Tribune. Four companies are interested in buying it, but the workers’ council at La Tribune voiced scepticism last night about the “quality” of the company that would probably be chosen.Les Echos’ workers’ council and trade unions issued a joint press release today announcing their intention to challenge the sale on the grounds that it was a clear violation of France’s antitrust laws. They said they had written to economy and finance minister Christine Lagarde to alert her to the situation.A rival bid for Les Echos by French financial group Fimalac, the owner of the credit-rating agency Fitch, for 245 million euros is supported by the newspaper’s staff. They say Pearson always refused to examine this offer on the grounds that it had signed an agreement to negotiate exclusively with LVMH until 26 NovemberA petition in support of Les Echos’ journalists is available on the newspaper’s website, www.lesechos.fr. RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story June 4, 2021 Find out more FranceEurope – Central Asia RSF_en Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more After striking for two days, journalists employed by Les Echos decided today to resume production of the newspaper. Vincent de Féligonde, the president of the Association of Journalists, said part of tomorrow’s front page would be devoted to a factual analysis of the situation that led to the strike and the various positions on the newspaper’s proposed sale. Les Echos’ employees are calling for better protection. Follow the news on France ———————————————————6 november 2007Shared concern over business daily’s purchase by luxury goods group FranceEurope – Central Asia to go further “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU News News Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts
Advertisement Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous articleResidents in row over Mill Road plansNext articleArts and sports funding is now up for grabs Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Facebook Email BusinessNews€1 million investment for ABC ShannonBy Alan Jacques – August 9, 2019 271 TAGSbusinessClareLimerick City and CountyNewsShannon Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites AN investment of more than €1 million in new equipment for the Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre (ABC) will significantly enhance its research capabilities, enabling it to provide further support to Irish companies.That is according to Vice President for Research Development and Innovation LIT Dr Liam Brown, who was commenting on the announcement by Minister for Enterprise, Heather Humphreys, that the Enterprise Ireland co-funded collaborative Technology Gateway between Limerick Institute of Technology and the Institute of Technology, Tralee, is to receive more than one sixth of the Technology Gateway Network Programme’s capital fund.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up There were 43 successful applicants from the Institutes of Technology (IoT) and TU Dublin to the €6 million Technology Gateway Network Programme’s capital fund; with 12 successful applications, Shannon ABC secured €1 million of that funding. “As a flagship Research Centre and collaborative Technology Gateway between LIT and IT Tralee, the new equipment will significantly enhance our research capabilities and provide key support for Irish companies. It will assist in further expanding Shannon ABC’s R&D support for a range of sectors including food, cosmetic, nutraceutical, marine, biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, environmental and healthcare,” Dr Brown explained.The Shannon ABC, which primarily focuses on the Life Sciences, Food and Biotechnology sectors, had 12 successful applicants to the capital fund.The winners were selected through a rigorous evaluation process based on eligibility criteria for the call which included, but was not limited to, a strong track record of industry engagement, a significant industrial need for the new equipment, and space to service and maintain the equipment according to international standards.“Since 2014 Shannon ABC has partnered with over 100 Irish companies, delivering in excess of 180 projects to a value of €2.5 million, as well as securing €12.5 million in core research funding,” said Shannon ABC’s Centre Manager, Dr Tim Yeomans.The availability of new start of the art equipment will provide a significant resource for Irish companies who engage with LIT and IT Tralee through the Shannon ABC. Linkedin Limerick on Covid watch list Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!
Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago New Foreclosures Rose 3.5% From Prior Quarter Previous: HUD, FHFA Clarify Timeline for Foreclosure and Eviction Suspensions Next: Did the Great Recession Change the Mortgage Industry? Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) Mortgage Metrics Report for Q4 2019 found new foreclosures rose 3.5% from the prior quarter. This number reflects a 24.6% decline from the prior year. The report also found that 96.5% of mortgages outlined were current and performing at the end of Q4, which is a slight increase from last year’s 95.8%. According to the OCC, the number of loans 30-59 days delinquent has fallen from 459,000 in Q4 2017 to 272,000 in Q4 2019. Seriously delinquent loans, which are usually classified as more than 90 days, have fallen from 439,000 to 239,000 during that time span. Newly-initiated foreclosures have also fallen from Q4 2017 to Q4 2019, dropping to 22,200 in Q4 2019 from 34,500 in Q4 2017. CoreLogic found that the nation’s overall delinquency was 3.9% in November 2019, which is a marginal decline from last year’s 4%. November’s reading was the lowest reading for November in more than 20 years. The share of delinquent mortgages in November historically peaked in 2009 at 11.5%. Since March 2018, the overall delinquency rate each month has been lower than the pre-crisis period from 2000 to 2006. The rate averaged 4.7% during that time. The serious delinquency rate—those more than 90 days past due, including those in foreclosure—was 1.3% for the month. This represents a slight decline in November 2018’s 1.5%. CoreLogic says the serious delinquency rate has remained at 1.3% since April 2019. The share of mortgages in some stage of the foreclosure process was 0.4%, which is unchanged from last year. Mortgages that were 30-59 days past due, or those considered early-stage delinquencies, was 2% in November—up from 1.9% in November 2018. Mississippi had the highest share of mortgage 30 days or more delinquent for the month at 7.6%. Oregon and Colorado had the lowest at 1.9%. North Carolina was found to have the largest decline at 0.7%.Of the 10 largest metropolitan areas, Miami had the highest delinquency rate for the 30-plus day past-due rate at 5.4%. San Francisco had the lowest rate at 1.2%. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago March 18, 2020 1,078 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. About Author: Mike Albanese The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Print This Post Tagged with: Foreclosures The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Foreclosures 2020-03-18 Mike Albanese Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / New Foreclosures Rose 3.5% From Prior Quarter Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago
Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Audio Update – Another attack on Dove House in Derry By admin – August 19, 2016 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleStudents urged to remain positive ahead of CAO Round 1Next articleLast day for submissions on Donegal County Council’s LPT strategy admin Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal There’s been another attack on Dove House in Derry’s Bogside, this time involving wood being stacked against the wall, doused with petrol and set alight.It was the second attack in 48 hours and the third in less than a fortnight. Previously, paint bombs were thrown at the building.Councillor Patricia Logue has condemned the attack, saying as well as attacking this vital community building those responsible have also put the lives of people living in the vicinity in danger.She says all community and voluntary agencies must come together to address this issue……..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/loguedovepetrol.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Facebook Google+ Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire
ColumnsRemembering Justice H R Khanna On The 44th Anniversary Of ADM Jabalpur Verdict Swapnil Tripathi27 April 2020 9:00 PMShare This – xIn April 1976, when the infamous Emergency was in place in India, the New York Times wrote an article eulogising a Judge of the Indian Supreme Court, for his dissenting opinion in a judgment. The article titled ‘Fading Hope in India’ lauded Justice H.R. Khanna for his dissenting opinion in ADM Jabalpur v. Shivkant Shukla, (1976) 2 SCC 521, which was delivered 44 years ago today.The case…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?LoginIn April 1976, when the infamous Emergency was in place in India, the New York Times wrote an article eulogising a Judge of the Indian Supreme Court, for his dissenting opinion in a judgment. The article titled ‘Fading Hope in India’ lauded Justice H.R. Khanna for his dissenting opinion in ADM Jabalpur v. Shivkant Shukla, (1976) 2 SCC 521, which was delivered 44 years ago today.The case in ADM Jabalpur arose during the period of Emergency in India (1975-1977). The President exercising his powers under Article 359 (i.e. Suspension of the enforcement of fundamental rights during emergencies) issued a presidential order suspending the rights of the citizens to approach the Courts for enforcement of their fundamental rights under Article 21 (i.e. the Right to Life and Liberty). The period of Emergency saw widespread human rights violations by the government and its authorities. The government had detained prominent opposition leaders all across the country. The detainees had approached their respective High Court against the detentions and majority of the Courts held that the citizens had a right to approach the Courts for a violation of Article 21, in any situation whatsoever. The government challenged the said High Court orders before the Supreme Court. The matter was heard by a Constitution Bench consisting of 5 Judges in ADM Jabalpur. It is believed that the Attorney General of India Mr. Niren De, who had appeared for the government in contentious cases before, was unwilling to defend the stance of the government that during an emergency even the right to life could be suspended. However, the government strong armed De by threatening to revoke the residency rights of his British wife, to ensure his appearance in Court. De later claimed that through his arguments he tried his best to shock the judges into reason so that they reject the government’s defence. During the hearing, Justice Khanna asked De, ‘In view of his submissions would there be any remedy if a police officer because of his personal enmity killed another man?’ De responded, ‘consistently with my argument, there would be no judicial remedy in such a case so long as Emergency exists’. He further said, ‘It may shock your conscience, it may shock my conscience but consistently with my submissions, no proceedings can be taken in a Court of law that score’. It is believed that De went on to argue that during an Emergency even if a person was to be killed by the security forces in the presence of the Justices, they would remain helpless.The majority judges (4:1) infamously held that in light of the presidential order, in situation of an Emergency, citizens had no right to approach the Courts for a violation of their fundamental rights. In effect, the Court left a detainee remediless as long as the Emergency continued. The lone dissenter Justice H.R. Khanna held that life and liberty cannot be at the mercy of the Executive and the rule of law does not allow the government to detain an individual without a trial. Justice Khanna ultimately held that a citizen’s right to approach the Courts could not be suspended even during an Emergency. The dissent was important not just because of its pro-liberty approach but also because of the circumstances in which it was delivered. Mrs. Gandhi’s regime was known to stifle any form of opposition against the government. In 1973, her government had broken the seniority convention regarding appointment of the Chief Justice of India and superseded three Judges of the Court to appoint Justice A.N. Ray as the Chief Justice. The supersession was carried out allegedly because the three Judges had given judgments against the government’s policies, whereas Justice Ray had taken the government’s side. Justice H.R. Khanna was next in line to become the Chief Justice of India, as per the seniority convention. Therefore, delivering a verdict against the government was bound to have severe consequences and he could have lost out on the Chief Justiceship. Justice Khanna wrote in his autobiography, that before the pronouncement of the judgment he along with his family went to Haridwar. While sitting on the banks of river Ganga, he told his sister ‘I have prepared the judgment which is going to cost me the Chief Justiceship of India.’ After the judgment was pronounced, Justice Khanna found a perceptible change in the attitude of the government towards him. He was no longer invited to the official dinners hosted by the government for foreign delegates and other formal events, where other Judges were invited. Further, as a consequence of his dissent his premonition came true as he was superseded for the position of the Chief Justice of India and instead Justice M.H. Beg (junior in seniority) was appointed. Justice Khanna explained the incident in his biography. He wrote, that on 28 January 1977 he went to Court as usual but had a feeling that it would be his last day there. At 5pm on radio, he heard the news regarding the appointment of Justice M.H. Beg as the Chief Justice of India. He immediately typed out his resignation letter to the President of India. Although the dissent in ADM, costed Justice Khanna the Chief Justiceship, it gave him something more. His fearless dissent at a time like the Emergency made him immortal and he gained the respect of people across the world. Shri Nani Palkhivala rightly said, that for a man of the stature of Justice Khanna, the Chief justiceship of India could have added nothing. It is often remarked that the Judges abdicated their constitutional oath of upholding the Constitution and performing their duty without fear or affection, while delivering the judgment in ADM. Years later, a Judge on the Bench while regretting his decision in ADM Jabalpur remarked that the Emergency was a fearful time and everybody was scared. The only Judge who did not let fear or favour act as roadblocks to his constitutional oath, was the Great Justice H.R. Khanna. The New York times had rightly written, ‘If India ever finds a way back to the freedom and democracy that were proud hallmarks of its first eighteen years as an independent nation, someone will surely erect a monument to Justice H.R. Khanna of the Supreme Court.’ The monument was indeed erected and hangs today in the form of a portrait in Court No.2 of the Supreme Court of India today.[P.S : In 2017, in KS Puttaswamy v. Union of India, famously known as Right to Privacy judgment, the SC ruled that the judgment in ADM Jabalpur was per incuriam and overruled the same. “I fully agree with the view expressly overruling the ADM Jabalpur case which was an aberration in the constitutional jurisprudence of our country and the desirability of burying the majority opinion ten fathoms deep, with no chance of resurrection.”, Justice S K Kaul observed in his judgment in Puttaswamy]. (The author is a lawyer practicing in New Delhi. The post was first published on his personal blog “The ‘Basic’ Structure”. The author does not wish to offend or disrespect any member of the legal fraternity with this post. The facts and events stated in it have been reported in the public domain. The author has relied on three primary sources which are : ‘The Judges of the Supreme Court of India (1950-1989)’ by Gadbois Jr. and ‘Neither Roses nor Thorns’ by Justice H.R. Khanna). Next Story