Sunday 20 March 2011 9:27 pm FRIDAY night saw big hitters from London’s Asian community come together for the Asian Business Awards, which celebrated the UK’s most successful Asian entrepreneurs and their business success stories with dinner and a discussion forum at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge.The top award of the night – for Asian business of the year – went to telecoms operator Lebara, which allows low-cost international calls to be made direct from mobile phones. Chief executive Yoganathan Ratheesan picked up his company’s award from business secretary Vince Cable.Also honoured at the annual event were ex-steel magnate and City restaurateur Dinu Bhattessa, the owner of the Mint Leaf lounges and winner of this year’s Asian Business Restaurant of the Year. The night also saw the launch of the 2011 Asian Rich List, put together by the Asian Media and Marketing Group, which provided a fascinating insight into the contribution that Asian businesses make to the UK economy. The list was unsurprisingly topped by steel billionaire Lakshmi Mittal, who runs the ArcelorMittal empire from his Berkeley Square offices and is estimated to be worth more than £15bn. Second on the list was the Hinduja family, whose diverse business interests range from wealth management to energy and defence. Gopi Hinduja – joint owner of the family group alongside brother Sri – attended Friday’s award ceremony, and gave attendees an insight into his success on an after-dinner panel discussion alongside Arora hotels founder Surinder Arora and former Priory Group chief Dr Chai Patel. KCS-content whatsapp 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 whatsapp A NIGHT TO CELEBRATE ASIANS IN BUSINESS Show Comments ▼ Share Tags: NULL
AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2012 presentation For more information about AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) 2012 presentation Company ProfileAngloGold Ashanti Limited is a global mining company with extensive interests in the Americas, Continental Africa, South Africa and Australasia. It boasts a portfolio of 17 operations and 3 projects in 10 countries, including long-life, relatively low-cost operating assets with differing ore body types located in key gold-producing regions. The company was formed in 2004 through the merger of AngloGold and the Ashanti Goldfields Corporation. There are seven mines in the Continental Africa region, of which 6 are operational. In Ghana, the company has two mines; Iduapriem and Obuasi. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is the third-largest gold mining company in the world, measured by production. In addition to its mining operations, it has established several exploration programmes in regions around the world. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” After a tumultuous year in aviation, vaccination rollouts have boosted confidence that passengers will take to the skies in increasing numbers. Like Ryanair and Easyjet, Wizz Air (LSE: WIZZ) has seen some benefit in the stock market. The Wizz Air share price has increased markedly from its lows last year.Currently, the Wizz Air share price is up 125% from where it stood a year ago. However, it is down 13% from its highs earlier this month. 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That sounds like a large amount of shares. But it’s important to note that it’s the company selling rather than the chairman selling his own holding. The firm still holds 7.3m shares. So while it reduced its stake by over half, it retains a significant position in Wizz Air.Wizz Air share price performanceLike other investors, directors sell for all sorts of reasons, from portfolio realignment to personal financial requirements.Nonetheless, when I see so many director level executives sell at once, it makes me think that the shares may have limited upside. Directors pay attention to the business. They have more interest in it than most investors. So their assessment of its valuation and prospects carries some weight with me.They can still be wrong like everyone else. However, I do think the rally in airline shares in recent months may be running out of steam. That could affect the Wizz Air share price. 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LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: GloucesterHighlight The Gloucester and Wales wing explains how sprint training is helping him speed up even more While his parents couldn’t be in Paris to see him make his Test bow due to Covid restrictions, they did get to see the post-match cap presentation via Zoom. “Mum was crying her eyes out,” he says.There’s a maturity about Rees-Zammit too. Computer games and watching his beloved Manchester United are on his agenda away from rugby, as is playing the odd round of golf, but he is also an ambassador for the Sporting Minds charity.“Mental health in young people is a problem at the moment and I just wanted to get involved and raise awareness that there’s always someone to talk to,” he says. “I’ve not struggled with mental health but I know a few boys who have and Sporting Minds is a great organisation, which helps a lot of players and people in general.”He marries level-headedness with innate confidence. He hasn’t been caught up in the fanfare that has greeted his breakthrough in elite rugby, but he does back himself on the pitch – just as his childhood hero, Shane Williams, told him to when they chatted on a podcast last year. Of course, with all the hype comes expectation, but he doesn’t mind because he has those same expectations of himself.“I’d be annoyed at myself if I didn’t do something when I get the ball, so I wouldn’t be surprised if someone else is,” says Rees-Zammit. “I don’t put pressure on myself, but I expect myself to do something when I get the ball. When I don’t, I’m hard on myself but learn from it, see what I could have done if I get the moment again.”Of course, much of the excitement around Rees-Zammit centres on his speed. Raw pace is such a big threat in rugby and it helped him to ten tries in 13 Gallagher Premiership matches last season. The good news for Gloucester and Wales fans is that he’s getting faster. The reason? He’s been working on his running technique for the first time, taking that raw talent and harnessing it. Why Louis Rees-Zammit is getting fasterTo mark winning his first Wales cap against France last October, Louis Rees-Zammit sang Robbie Williams’s Angels in front of the team – yet he wasn’t even born when the song was released! In fact, he arrived in the world more than three years after that 1997 hit. It’s a stark reminder of just how young he is.It may seem like the 20-year-old’s progress has been as rapid as the pace he shows when put into space on the wing, but there have been a few hurdles along the way.At 12 he was told he wasn’t good enough to make it as a pro rugby player, while at 16 he was told he’d never win a Wales cap. Yet at 18 he had scored five tries in his first three starts for Gloucester and by 19 had played in four Tests – and he looks set for a long career at international level.He’s certainly proven those early critics wrong, the knockbacks not only providing him with motivation but also resilience. As Rees-Zammit says: “I’ve always believed in myself and thankfully I’m here now.” It’s like a line from that Angels song: Wherever it may take me I know that life won’t break me.The support of his family has clearly been key. After a few years away from home, living in halls at Hartpury College and then a Gloucester Academy house, he moved back to Cardiff to be closer to his family and now lives with his older brother Taylor, a financial adviser. Rees Lightning: Wales wing Louis Rees-Zammit takes on Italy last year (Getty Images) This article originally appeared in the February 2021 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. “I’d never practised sprinting to be honest, I’d just got it from my dad, Joseph. He played American Football, not rugby, is really athletic and he’s passed it on to me. For the last year, I’ve been doing sprint training with Gloucester’s S&C coach Dan Tobin and I’ve got faster.“It’s the mechanics of sprinting as well as the natural ability to run and there have been a lot of changes. My technique to start with was quite bad, so day by day we’ve changed that to get faster. My acceleration wasn’t the best, so it’s working on getting out of the blocks and having long strides to start with. It feels weird and it’s hard to explain, but I’m not thinking about it as much any more, do it subconsciously.“There are a lot of fast backs at Gloucester and it gets you faster each day, trying to outrun them. There’s me, Jonny May, Ollie Thorley, Charlie Sharples… We’re all quite fast and it is quite competitive. We have a bit of fun.”He’s embraced the Rees-Lightning moniker with which he was christened after stunning defenders in the English top flight with his speed – both his Instagram and Twitter profiles feature a lightning bolt – yet there is more to his game than pace.Yes, the speed with which he can cover ground is what makes him stand out but he is also adept under the high ball and makes good decisions around kick-pass-run. Growing up he played scrum-half, fly-half and centre, not moving to the wing until he went to Hartpury aged 16, and that experience of different positions no doubt helps his reading of the game and decision-making.There are still improvements to be made; he impressed with how he kept England in check out wide in the Autumn Nations Cup but was caught out defensively when it came to Johan Meyer’s try for Italy in Wales’ final match a week later.However, it’s only a little over a year since he made his first Premiership start and Test rugby is another few rungs up the ladder. He will take those learnings from Wales’ autumn campaign into the Six Nations.Danger man: Louis Rees-Zammit finds a gap in Georgia’s defence (Getty Images)“It (Test rugby) is a big step up – it’s much more intense, there are a lot more kicks, a lot more kick-chase, but I’m loving it. I treat it like any other game, although in the back of my head I know it’s a lot more intense and you’re playing the best players in each country.“All the players have helped me loads and the coaches have played a massive part too. Neil Jenkins has been my mentor, he’s been teaching me everything, how to play international rugby.“My high ball and my defence work have improved massively and I’m trying to make that the number one focus for me. Ultimately defence wins you games and I don’t want to let the team down defensively on the edge, so I’m working to improve that. I want to keep on top of my defence and on top of everything really, to get better every day. I want to improve everything; I’ve not shown my full speed yet.“I’m really enjoying my rugby at the moment. Everything has happened so quickly and I’m loving it.”Quite. And don’t expect his progress to slow down any time soon. As he said, he’s actually getting faster.
Award recognises Vicar of Baghdad’s reconciliation work Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Anglican Communion, Rector Tampa, FL Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Jobs & Calls Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit a Press Release Tags Rector Collierville, TN 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Events Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Belleville, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Photo: Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East[Anglican Communion News Service] The Vicar of Baghdad, Canon Andrew White, will receive this year’s annual William Wilberforce Award in recognition of his outstanding service to Christianity internationally and his service to the Middle East. The judges stated that he, like Wilberforce, had taken great risks to bring about radical change in some of the most dangerous places in the world.Canon Andrew White not only leads one of the biggest churches in Iraq with a very large clinic and school, he also heads up major reconciliation work between the various sectarian groups in Iraq not least the Shia and Sunni. In addition to his work in Iraq he has been instrumental in also bringing various groups together in Israel and Palestine over many years. He recently hosted a remarkable meeting bringing together Iraqis, Israelis and Palestinians in Cyprus.“I am more honored and inspired with this award than any other award I have every received,” Canon White said. “I, like William Wilberforce, also used to live and work in Clapham in South West London. Almost every day I would pass the Church he attended, Holy Trinity, Clapham Common, and pray Lord make me like Wilberforce.“It is humbling to receive an award which honors the memory of one of the greatest statesmen ever and has been presented to such inspirational people as Cardinal Timothy Dolan last year.”The award organizers say that White was chosen as the recipient of the award because of his “extraordinary strides in reconciliation and restoration in the face of overwhelming challenges.”They continue: “He has built a positive relationship with the government and people of Iraq on every level, from grassroots to the business community to the military. Located in the city’s Red Zone, his church serves 6,000 Iraqi citizens each week — a stunning number for a country with a 97% Muslim population.The award will be presented at a dinner attended by over 1,000 people including many of the Generals and Ambassadors who served in Iraq, as part of the annual Wilberforce Weekend, which takes place this year between May 2-4 at Chantilly, Virginia, in the United States. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL People Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Job Listing 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Submit an Event Listing Posted Apr 25, 2014 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Albany, NY Middle East, Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Sika, Nemetschek, CS Coelho da Silva, MC Murta ArchDaily Project Team:Stella Bacoccoli, Gonçalo Maçães, Rita Vieira da Silva, Simone Cera, Patrícia CoelhoClient:Diego Inglez de SouzaEngineering Structures:NCREPEngineering Hydraulics:KinetikaEngineering Electricity:KinetikaEngineering Telecommunications:KinetikaEngineering Fire Safety:KinetikaEngineering Thermal:KinetikaEngineering Acoustic:KinetikaGeneral Construction Company:Coimbra Martins e AssociadosWoodwork:MovialvaCity:Condeixa-a-NovaCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Attilio FiumarellaRecommended ProductsPartitionsC.R. Laurence487 Series Interior Office PartitionPartitionsFlorenseDividing Doors – PrismaDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. Located in the old part of Condeixa-a-Nova, a historical town in the Coimbra region, this house belonged to a Portuguese family that immigrated to Brazil in the 1960s. For three decades the house was in ruins until recently a great-grandson got the opportunity of rebuilding it. The owner, an architect graduated in FAU-USP, comments on the experience of the design and building process, which ended up being an exchange of knowledge and experiences with the local architect in charge, Bernardo Amaral from BAAU, an architecture office based in Porto.Save this picture!© Attilio FiumarellaSave this picture!Floor PlansSave this picture!© Attilio Fiumarella“ Rebuilding the house that belonged to my great grandfather was an opportunity to get in touch with the traditional construction techniques in central region of Portugal; through its ruins, by preserving the use of the original materials, replacing with new and more efficient components and by maintaining the main traces of the design of the original house. The transatlantic endeavor was also an opportunity to understand how a building site of a small reconstruction in the historical center of a Portuguese village works, as well as getting to know the national support policies for building rehabilitation in historical centers.”Save this picture!© Attilio FiumarellaThe house consisted originally of two independent volumes, summing up 49 m2 of floor area. The main volume consisted of a first floor and an attic marked externally by a vertical wall with ceramic tiles. The smaller volume had two floors. The first floor was connected with the main building, but the ground floor was autonomous, with an entrance from the street. The design strategy was to keep the existing external stone walls as well as its openings, uniting the two volumes on the ground floor and adding a second floor with ceramic tiles on the wall and roof.Save this picture!© Attilio FiumarellaOn the main volume, we placed the living room and the two bedrooms, while the kitchen, toilet and a roof terrace were located on the smaller building. The light well and the staircase break up the small dimensions of each floor, by uniting physically and visually the three levels of the house. With and helical, irregular shape, this staircase was inspired by the project of Lina Bo Bardi, an Italian architect that lived and worked in Brazil – the transformation of an old manor in Salvador into the Modern Art Museum of Bahia. Save this picture!© Attilio FiumarellaDeparting from different architectural references and design methodologies, this project reveals traces of the education and experience of both architects, who had not worked together before, but shared references and reflections in the theoretical field, namely from their doctoral research. By integrating Portuguese and Brazilian architectural references, this work reflects the permanent dialogue between Portugal and Brazil with different historical times, different traditional and contemporary building technologies and a direct relationship between building site, memory, and project.Save this picture!© Attilio Fiumarella Arquitetos: Bernardo Amaral Arquitectura e Urbanismo, Diego Inglez de Souza Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Attilio Fiumarella+ 22Curated by Matheus Pereira Share 2019 Lead Architects: “COPY” “COPY” Condeixa House / BAAU + Diego Inglez de SouzaSave this projectSaveCondeixa House / BAAU + Diego Inglez de Souza Year: Area: 130 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Portugal Houses Condeixa House / BAAU + Diego Inglez de Souza ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931797/condeixa-house-baau-plus-diego-inglez-de-souza Clipboard CopyHouses, Renovation•Condeixa-a-Nova, Portugal Projects CopyAbout this officeBernardo Amaral Arquitectura e UrbanismoOfficeFollowDiego Inglez de SouzaOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationCondeixa-a-NovaResidential ArchitecturePortugalPublished on January 16, 2020Cite: “Condeixa House / BAAU + Diego Inglez de Souza” [Casa Condeixa / Bernardo Amaral Arquitectura e Urbanismo + Diego Inglez de Souza] 16 Jan 2020. 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News December 13, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 News blackout after police brutally put down demonstrations in Dongzhou Local sources said that a security perimeter of around 10 kms had been thrown around the village immediately afterwards and checkpoints set up on all roads leading to the village, effectively sealing it off.”The authorities have completely distorted news about these events. It is a striking demonstration of China’s capacity to censure both the traditional media and the Internet, the worldwide press freedom organisation said.”We know from experience that when the government decides to deny media access to something, it is often to conceal abuses”, it said.The rare uncensored reports reaching foreign countries were obtained by telephoning directly to residents in the village. Local media received an order to only relay reports put out by the official Chinese news agency Xinhua, particularly in relation to the number of people killed during the police crackdown: three according to official sources, more than 20, villagers have told the international press.Chinese discussion forums were ordered to censor all messages posted about the events. When Reporters Without Borders tried posting the message (in Chinese) “People died in Dongzhou” it was automatically rejected by the main forums, including Xinhua (http://forum.xinhuanet.com/) and Sohu (http://news.sohu.com/comment.shtml).Some Internet-users try to get round the censorship by posting messages in which they simply allude to repression against villagers in Dongzhou. One of the messages, seen by Reporters Without Borders, condemned Japanese massacres in Nanking in 1937, making implicit references to the current political context, saying that it was unacceptable to “fire on compatriots”. In another forum, a message read, “We cannot mention the place, the date or who was responsible. But we know”. June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further Receive email alerts News China’s Cyber Censorship Figures News April 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF_en Chinese authorities have imposed a news blackout after police brutally put down demonstrations in Dongzhou, a provincial village in south-eastern Guangdong province. Reporters Without Borders has uncovered draconian measures put in place to prevent news filtering out about the 6 December incidents through the local and foreign media, as well as by censoring any message posted about it on the Internet. March 12, 2021 Find out more Chinese authorities have imposed a news blackout after police brutally put down demonstrations in Dongzhou, a provincial village in south-eastern Guangdong province.Reporters Without Borders has uncovered draconian measures put in place to prevent news filtering out about the 6 December incidents through the local and foreign media, as well as by censoring any message posted about it on the Internet. China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison ChinaAsia – Pacific News ChinaAsia – Pacific Organisation Reporters Without Borders also tried researching the word “Dongzhou” on the Chinese version of the search engine Yahoo ! (www.yahoo.com.cn). This produced no results, although it came up with 150,000 results on the Chinese version of Google (www.google.com/intl/zh-CN).Trouble was sparked on 6 December when villagers demonstrated against the appropriation of land by the local authorities. Official sources have said there were more than 74,000 rebellions and “incidents involving the masses” in China last year. Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Follow the news on China
Top StoriesSC Dismisses Plea Seeking Directions To GOI For Approaching ICJ Claiming $600 Billion Dollars From China For Using COVID19 As Bioweapon Sanya Talwar18 Jun 2020 8:35 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a plea seeking directions to the Centre, Ministry of Social Justice, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and Ministry of Law and Justice, to file a case before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) seeking for 600 billion US dollars in damages from the People’s Republic of China for spreading the COVID-19 pandemic.A bench of Chief Justice SA…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?LoginThe Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a plea seeking directions to the Centre, Ministry of Social Justice, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and Ministry of Law and Justice, to file a case before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) seeking for 600 billion US dollars in damages from the People’s Republic of China for spreading the COVID-19 pandemic.A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & Dinesh Maheshwari refused to entertain the plea but asked the petitioner to make representation before the appropriate authority.The plea, filed by a resident of Madurai KK Ramesh through Advocate Jaya Sukin, states that the People’s Republic of China has deliberately created a biological weapon against India to be leaked into public places in order to kill Indian people and destroy the Indian economy.It is further contended that the virus is extremely dangerous and aggressive in nature, designed to mutate from person to person and spread very quickly and early. Additionally, many reputable scientists and experts have allegedly come to the conclusion that the crisis was initiated when a Chinese biological weapon facility released the virus into India. The plea then refers to the miseries of migrant workers, who were stranded and suffered starvation, loss of jobs, lack of shelter and security, thereby leaving them effectively trapped in a dire situation. Lakhs of people had also been forced to walk for miles to reach home due to the lockdown which had been imposed in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The disastrous impact on the economy due to the national lockdown has been discussed in the plea, with the assumption that the number of poor people who are below the poverty line will increase. Further, it has also been stated that the World Bank has warned India that the pandemic will hit the country very hard and any significant gains vide poverty alleviation measures will be wiped out. “That Petitioner states MOODY’S has projected India’s economic growth at 0.2% in 2020, marking a sharp downward revision compared to its projection of 2.5% in March this year. That MOODY said economic costs of COVID-19 crisis amid the near shutdown of the Indian economy are accumulating rapidly.”The petition also raises the issue as to how the virus, despite originating in Wuhan, China, has not spread to other Chinese cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Wenzhou, but has managed to travel thousands of kilometres to India and other countries. This allegedly sheds a light on the credibility of the virus spreading from bats. Therefore, claims by China on how the virus cannot be manmade have been stated in the plea to be a big lie meant to mislead India and other countries.In light of the fact that one citizen cannot file a petition before the ICJ and the same can only be done by the States as per Article 93(1) of the UN Charter, the plea seeks for directions to the Respondents to file a case against the People’s Republic of China for a compensation of 600 Billion US dollars. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
NBI says it will bring broadband to 33% of premises in Donegal Twitter Previous articleSion Mills residents picking up the pieces today after extreme disorderNext articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday July 31st News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th The roll out of high-speed broadband to over 34,000 premises in Donegal has moved one step closer, according to National Broadband Ireland, the company which will roll out the National Broadband Plan.Chief Executive Peter Hendrick says Donegal will receive an investment of €135 million to provide fibre broadband to 34,107 homes.In total, he says, 33% of all premises in Donegal will be passed and eligible for connection.Once the contract is closed, Mr Hendrick says the first homes could be passed and connected by early autumn next year……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/hendricknbi.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.NBI statement in full – Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterest Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp NBI chief executive Peter Hendrick said he welcomed Minister Bruton’s recent progress update and said his team are continuing to work hard to ensure contract close in the coming months “Some members of the team recently met with regional service providers – including several from Donegal – for information briefings about how their businesses can integrate with the NBP. We have also initiated a regional communications campaign to ensure local media and public representatives are provided with up to date and important information regarding the project, to ensure they can deliver that to the public. We look forward to engaging with local communities in the future once the contract is signed and we start our work across Ireland”.“In addition to the €135 million we will be investing in Donegal, we will also be creating 2,000 jobs across rural Ireland with the national roll-out of broadband, which will be a substantial boost to the local economies. Access to broadband will also create secondary employment to existing local business and enterprises which have been struggling to compete in the current digital economy” added Donal Hanrahan, Head of Deployment, NBI. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The roll out of high-speed broadband to over 34,000 premises in Donegal has moved one step closer, as the Government announced that work to finalise the contract for the National Broadband Plan (NBP) is well progressed (report here). This is welcome news for the many homes and business premises inCounty Donegal which are adversely affected by lack of broadband and many of which have been lobbying their local representatives for years to get the same services as their counterparts in the capital and major cities around the country. The high-speed broadband roll- out will cover the remaining one in three premises in the county.Communications Minister Richard Bruton recently told the Cabinet that “it is crucial that we move to sign the contract so that the one million people who today are without access, are not left behind”. National Broadband Ireland (NBI) is the Preferred Bidder for the contract, and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has already indicated that he would like to have the contract signed by the National Ploughing Championships in mid-September this year. The first homes could be passed and connected by early autumn next year once the contract is closed”.Donegal will receive an investment of €135 million to provide fibre broadband to 34,107 homes in the Intervention Area (IA). This is a mapped area of rural Ireland where high-speed broadband is currently not commercially available and it encompasses over half a million premises, including 56,000 farms and 44,000 businesses. In Donegal, this includes areas such as Kildarragh, Tory Island and Glencar. In total, 33% of all premises in Donegal will be passed and eligible for connection. The high-speed broadband is set to revolutionise working and home life for many who have had limited or congested connectivity up until now. Some of the many benefits of high-speed broadband include e-learning, remote monitoring of livestock or equipment, e-health initiatives, better energy efficiency in the home, more remote working and the availability of value bundle phone, TV and internet packages.Commenting on the latest news, Cllr. Nicholas Crossan, Cathaoirleach of the Donegal County Council said, “Donegal County Council welcome the planned delivery of the National Broadband Plan and the associated substantial investment by the government. We as a Council have worked in partnership with various telecommunication providers and government departments in the delivery of high- speed Broadband to 67% of the homes and premises in the county and this has resulted in significant investment and job creation in Donegal. We are committed to continuing with this partnership approach to ensure that those living and working outside of the towns and villages already served will also receive high speed broadband over the coming years, ensuring the opportunities afforded by the digital economy are available to all.”Pramerica employ over 1,800 people in Donegal making them one of the largest employers in the county. Pramerica’s Vice President of Strategy & Planning, Paul Walker commented, “At Pramerica, we provide a vast range of business and technology services to Prudential Financial, Inc., who operate in over 30 countries. Our aim is to enhance Prudential Financials’ business performance by bringing forward strategic, innovative and cost-effective solutions. How do we do this? Through our talent. Pramerica’s focus is our people. We now have over 1,800 talented individuals working in a thriving and diverse company. We offer fantastic work flexibility including teleworking options and variable starting times. The NBP investment in all areas of Donegal will allow us to continue to focus on our people and we welcome the rollout over the coming years.” By News Highland – July 31, 2019