United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) 2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileUnited Bank of Africa Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service product offering ranging from transactional accounts, overdrafts and mortgage finance to domiciliary deposits, treasury services, asset management services, bonds, money market deposits and risk management solutions. United Bank of Africa Plc supports the agricultural sector through an agricultural credit support scheme which includes agro processing, an outgrowers scheme, equipment and mechanisation scheme and a tree crops replacement scheme. Founded in 1948, the company now has an extensive network of some 1 000 branches in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. United Bank of Africa Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares It’s hardly a shock to see the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE) share price slipping again in recent hours. The UK share fell in end-of-week trading after news emerged that the release of the latest James Bond flick was being delayed again due to Covid-19. It’s now set to hit screens in October.The latest 007 outing, No Time To Die, is arguably the most high-profile casualty of mass cinema closures. But it’s not the only money-spinning title whose release date has been put back again in recent days. 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A worsening US crisis might cause it to keep its Regal theatres in the States shuttered as well.2 better UK shares I’d rather buy todayI sold my holdings in Cineworld a couple of months ago as fears over its existence hit fever pitch. And while its price has rocketed since then, I fear that the cinema chain could still go all the way to zero.I’d much rather buy other UK shares in my Stocks and Shares ISA today. Here are a couple that are on my shopping list.#1: Ryanair HoldingsBudget flyer Ryanair is, like Cineworld, still suffering as efforts to control Covid-19 keep its planes grounded. Indeed, in recent sessions the Irish flyer downscaled its full-year flight forecasts in response to fresh travel restrictions across some of its European markets.But this UK share — unlike the aforementioned cinema chain — has the balance sheet strength to allow it to ride out the crisis. As the boffins at Morgan Stanley note, Ryanair has “ample liquidity to fund cash losses if recovery takes longer.” Airlines remain a risky investment, but its considerable financial strength will also let it ramp up capacity faster than its rivals when its markets begin to open up again. I think this puts it in pole position to make big profits again.#2: Barratt DevelopmentsI’d also much rather invest in housebuilders like Barratt Developments than Cineworld. Indeed, I decided to hold on to my shares in the FTSE 100 firm when I sold my holdings in the cinema chain. And I don’t think I’ll be regretting my decision.Traditionally, UK shares like Barratt take a huge hit when economic conditions deteriorate. And it’s quite possible that the housebuilders could see sales slip as Britain moves into a double-dip recession. But I think that market conditions will remain strong enough for the Footsie firm and its peers to still make decent profits. 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printDoughnuts and fanny packs might have attracted students to the Founders Statue, but those who stopped learned about a cause in need of support.Tuesday was National Recruitment Day for the St. Jude fundraising organization Up ‘Til Dawn. The group raises money on behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.Up ‘Til Dawn organizations are on campuses nationwide. Gaius George, the advisor of TCU’s Up ‘Til Dawn organization since 2005, said the campus program has been active since 1998.“We were one of the original top 10 schools to start the Up ‘Til Dawn collaboration with St. Jude’s,” George said. “For us at TCU, it’s very important.”Janie Perez, the bilingual regional development representative for St. Jude, said the Up ‘Til Dawn donations are integral to the hospital.“St. Jude is publicly funded, it’s nonprofit and it takes $2 million each day to run the hospital, so these types of events are super important and every dollar makes a difference,” Perez said.Perez said treatment, housing and transportation are just a few of the things St. Jude pays for on behalf of cancer patients and their families.“They don’t really have to worry about anything,” Perez said. “Their main priority should be to focus on their child. We believe that no child should die at the dawn of life.”This year the goal is to register as many people as possible on National Recruitment Day. TCU co-president Jalen Monday said this is an opportunity for the entire campus to get involved.“Our ultimate goal is to get people to sign up, but it’s also about spreading awareness about St. Jude and about Up ‘Til Dawn,” Monday said.By registering for Up ‘Til Dawn and raising $100, students can assist cancer patients and their families. The money is used to pay for travel, treatment and everyday care. The goal is for students to make teams of six people and donate $600 as a group, or to register individually and be placed in a group later.Teams have until early next year to raise at least $600. The annual Up ‘Til Dawn event will take place on Feb. 12. Students will stay up all night playing games, winning prizes and celebrating their donation efforts.Bracelets raising awareness about St. Jude and the Up ‘Til Dawn organization. White supremacy posters on TCU’s campus under investigation TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook + posts ReddIt Emily Laffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/emily-laff/ Linkedin Twitter Facebook Previous articleLocal Fall Festival celebrates, gives thanksNext articleColby Hall residents utilizing new amenities to the fullest Emily Laff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Up ‘Til Dawn TCU board member Madison White, a junior political science major, said registering and raising money for the hospital is the most rewarding part of participating in the event. She said the February celebration is about more than just prizes.“It’s about celebrating the fundraising goal, but also in honor of all the families who have had to stay up with their sick children,” White said.Members of TCU’s Up ‘Til Dawn posing for a photo in their scrubs and shirts with doughnuts. Emily Laffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/emily-laff/ Emily Laffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/emily-laff/ TCU parking: No room on the asphalt Emily Laffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/emily-laff/ TCU tells Greeks: No Hazing Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Students react to controversial speaker’s views on radical Islam Students registering for Up ‘Til Dawn in front of the Founder’s Statue. Twitter ReddIt Trumaine Thomas, the Dallas regional development manager for St. Jude, said he got his start in the organization working on the board as a student. He has worked as a regional manager for nine years.“When you have a family or patient that tells you, ‘Thank you,’ you really know what you’re doing is making a difference,” Thomas said.First-year student Paris Mayfield said she was happy to register for Up ‘Til Dawn and to raise money for such a worthy cause and honor the families and children who benefit from donations.“All we have to do is get donations and then stay up and have a dance party,” Mayfield said. “That’s nothing compared to what they have to go through.” Emily Laff Linkedin Emily Laff is a senior journalism major (and die-hard Broncos fan) from Denver, Colorado. When she is not out reporting she is most likely at a Krispy Kreme drive-through or in an aisle at Barnes & Noble. Frog Aides helps supports local businesses with on-campus ‘state fair’ event
News We respectfully request that you repeal Section 33 of Jamaica’s Criminal Justice and Administration Act. Organisation Related documents rsf_letter_jamaica.pdfPDF – 77.68 KB Reporters Without Borders, an international organization that advances press freedom, is deeply concerned about an amendment introduced to Section 33 of Jamaica’s Criminal Justice and Administration Act that would have a chilling effect on journalists’ rights to report on information of the public interest. We are calling for the repeal of Section 33 of this law in its entirety. RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) called on the Prime Minister of Jamaica on November 22 to repeal a proposed amendment to Jamaica’s Criminal Justice and Administration Act, which would introduce draconian penalties for attempting to take a photograph of a criminal defendant outside a courtroom or sketch a prisoner in court. May 16, 2018 Find out more Receive email alerts November 26, 2019 Jamaica – RSF urges Prime Minister to repeal law that sanctions reporters for taking photos outside courtrooms November 22, 2019 The proposed amendment to Section 33, which was approved by the Senate and House of Representatives in September and awaits the Governor-general’s signature, introduces draconian penalties for any “person [who] shall (a) take, or attempt to take in any court, any photograph, or with a view to publication, make or attempt to make in court, any portrait or sketch of any prisoner.” If this new amendment were passed into law, carrying out one of these acts, which are the professional duties of court reporters or courtroom sketch artists, would be punishable by a fine of up to $1 million or one year in prison. This is a significant escalation to existing penalties for these acts under Jamaican law today, which are already problematic, and punishable by a fine of up to $20 and one month in prison. This provision has a chilling effect on press freedom as protected under Chapter Three of the Jamaican Constitution and freedom of expression under Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, as ratified by Jamaica. While Jamaica currently ranks eighth out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index, which is considered a “good situation” for journalists, the penalties outlined in Section 33 are oppressive to a free press and exhibit a disregard for the Constitutional rights of the Jamaican people. Taking photographs or sketching criminal defendants in or outside of courtrooms should never warrant criminal punishments. Jamaica is ranked 8 out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. to go further News JamaicaAmericas Jamaica – RSF concerned over proposed Data Protection Act’s potentially “chilling effect” on press freedom Help by sharing this information JamaicaAmericas Sincerely,Dokhi Fassihian Executive Director North America Bureau It is the State’s responsibility to protect journalists and media and to promote a safe and enabling environment for journalists to perform their work independently and without undue interference. As Head of State, it is also your excellency’s responsibility to ensure that your country’s legal framework is in compliance with its international commitments regarding press freedom. Tolga AKMEN / AFP Prime Minister Andrew HolnessOffice of the Prime MinisterDevon RoadSt Andrew Follow the news on Jamaica Dear Prime Minister Holness,
RSF_en December 26, 2019 Find out more News Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about independent journalist Slim Boukhdir following his arrest in the southern city of Sfax on the night of 20 September by four plain-clothes policemen, who threatened him because of his articles and then dumped him 10 km outside the city. It was the first serious incident since his release from prison two months ago.“Boukhdir went back to work soon after coming out of prison,” Reporters Without Borders said. “At first he wrote about his trying prison experiences, then he resumed writing his political columns. His commitment to free expression has not weakened despite serving seven months of an abusive 12-month sentence. Last weekend’s attempt to intimidate him proves that both his work and his private life are still being closely monitored.”Boukhdir was arrested in Sfax (230 km south of Tunis) as he left an Internet café which he often visits in the early evening. Four policemen forced him into a car and initially drove him to a police station.“We did not spend more than 10 minutes there,” Boukhdir told Reporters Without Borders. “We left in the car again for an unknown destination. On the way, the four men told me I was lucky not to have been raped while in prison and that it was not always like that. They also threatened me with the same fate as Daif Al Ghazal (the Libyan journalist murdered in 2005).”Boukhdir is becoming more and more concerned about his physical safety. “I would not be surprised if the authorities did not prosecute me again on new trumped-up charges,” he added.Aged 39, Boukhdir was arrested in Sfax on 26 November 2007 during an ID check of the passengers in a collective taxi bound for Tunis. He was summarily tried a few days later before a court in the Sfax suburb of Sakiet Ezzit and was sentenced to a year in prison on charges of “insulting behaviour towards an official in the exercise of his duty,” “violating decency” and “refusing to produce identity papers.” Since his release on 21 July, Boukhdir has written more than 20 articles about Tunisian government human rights violations, including its censorship of the social networking website Facebook and the arbitrary arrests of political and labour activists. Most of the articles were published on websites based abroad.An article he wrote for the Egyptian website Al-Mesryoon on 10 September, after a visit to Tunisia by US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, called on President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali to “step up the pace of political reforms.” Read the article: TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa News Receive email alerts Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists Help by sharing this information Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder News TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Tunisia November 11, 2020 Find out more to go further Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about independent journalist Slim Boukhdir following his arrest in the southern city of Sfax on the night of 20 September by four plain-clothes policemen, who threatened him because of his articles and then dumped him 10 km outside the city. It was the first serious incident since his release from prison two months ago. September 23, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Plain-clothes police threaten independent journalist Slim Boukhdir Organisation November 12, 2019 Find out more News Related documents Boukhdir_Al-MesryoonMSWORD – 34 KB
Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Demand Home Prices Housing Inventory Housing Market Pennsylvania 2014-10-13 Tory Barringer in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News October 13, 2014 923 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Pennsylvania Housing Market Sees Q3 Gains The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Zombie Foreclosures Result in Millions of Delinquent Tax Revenue Dollars Next: DS News Webcast: Tuesday 10/14/2014 Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save About Author: Tory Barringer Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Despite an uptick between the second and third quarters, home sales in the state of Pennsylvania failed once again to hit 2013 levels, according to data released Monday by the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors (PAR).PAR’s latest quarterly housing report shows closed sales statewide totaled 41,371 in Q3, up 5.1 percent from the previous quarter. Year-over-year, third-quarter sales fell short 1.1 percent.Though sales in Pennsylvania have been down annually for every quarter so far in 2014, the gap has narrowed over the year, halving from 4.3 percent in Q1 to 2.0 percent in Q2 and again to 1.1 percent in Q3.”Throughout Pennsylvania we’re seeing continued signs of a stabilizing market,” PAR President Kim Skumanick said. “Although home sales across the commonwealth remained relatively unchanged, we still see positive signs in the marketplace.”The median home sale price in the state last quarter was $176,000, up 3.5 percent quarter-over-quarter and only 0.6 percent year-over-year. The median sales price reached $175,000 in Q3 2013 before slipping for the next two quarters, PAR reported.On the inventory side, the stock of for-sale homes in the state climbed 7.3 percent compared to last year, hitting a recovery high of 116,346. The increase came even as new listing activity slowed down, dropping 16.5 percent from the second quarter as the summer came to a close. Compared to last year, listings were up 5.2 percent.Meanwhile, demand remained steady among Pennsylvania homebuyers: Throughout the quarter, the average number of days between a property’s listing and its sale was 75, down 3.8 percent year-to-year and 10.7 percent quarter-to-quarter. Tagged with: Demand Home Prices Housing Inventory Housing Market Pennsylvania The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tory Barringer began his journalism career in early 2011, working as a writer for the University of Texas at Arlington’s student newspaper before joining the DS News team in 2012. In addition to contributing to DSNews.com, he is also the online editor for DS News’ sister publication, MReport, which focuses on mortgage banking news. Home / Daily Dose / Pennsylvania Housing Market Sees Q3 Gains
News Updates’Forum Shopping’: Punjab & Haryana High Court Imposes Cost For Filing Writ Against Order Of State Consumer Commission Instead Of Approaching NCDRC LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK21 Feb 2021 11:21 PMShare This – x”One of the biggest evils faced by the Judiciary is ‘forum shopping'” observed the Punjab and Haryana High Court while imposing cost of Rs. 2 lakh on a writ petitioner, for circumventing the alternate remedy available under the Consumer Protection Act. The Court was dealing with a writ petition moved by Managing Directors of C&C Towers Ltd., against execution proceedings…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”One of the biggest evils faced by the Judiciary is ‘forum shopping'” observed the Punjab and Haryana High Court while imposing cost of Rs. 2 lakh on a writ petitioner, for circumventing the alternate remedy available under the Consumer Protection Act. The Court was dealing with a writ petition moved by Managing Directors of C&C Towers Ltd., against execution proceedings instituted by the Respondents before the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, under Section 27 (Penalty where a person fails to comply with any order made by the District Forum) of the Act. The Petitioners had contended that proceedings under Section 27 were not maintainable as the National Company Law Tribunal had already passed order of moratorium under Section 14 of IBC, whereby, moratorium has been declared with regard to institution of suits or continuation of pending suits or proceedings against the corporate debtor (C&C Towers Ltd.) including execution of any judgment, decree or order in any court of law, tribunal, arbitration panel or other authority. Thus, the Court presided by a Single Bench of Justice Anil Kshetarpal was dealing with two questions: 1) Implication of moratorium under IBC on proceedings under Consumer Protection Act The Court dealt with an important issue wrt implication and effect of declaration of moratorium in terms of Section 14(1) of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 in respect of Section 27 of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986. The question before the Court was whether the proceedings under Section 27 of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 can be allowed to proceed in the wake of Section 14 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016. In the case at hand, the Petitioners had contended that in the light of the order of moratorium dated 10.10.2019, no further proceedings can be done in the aforesaid Execution Application by the State Consumer Commission. Disagreeing with this proposition however, the Single Bench observed, “this Court does not find that the proceedings before the State Commission are without jurisdiction. Under the 1986 Act, Section 27 of the 1986 Act, lays down the penalties including imprisonment. Hence, the proceedings before the State Commission cannot be said to be ‘wholly without jurisdiction’.” The Court also referred to a decision of a three-member Bench of NCDRC, laying down that proceedings under Section 27 cannot be stayed on account of an order passed by the National Company Law Tribunal. The NCDRC had held that moratorium under Section 14 of IBC will not result in stay of proceedings under Section 27 of the 1986 Act. Maintainability of writ proceedings Another question before the Court was whether it can entertain writ petitions against orders passed by the State Commission under Section 27 of the Act, particularly when a statutory remedy of appeal under Section 27-A is available before the NCDRC. The Single Bench has made it clear that a State Commission has the power to proceed under Section 27, if the order passed in the complaint has not been complied with. It observed, “In view of the statutory remedy of appeal (under the Consumer Protection Act), it will not be appropriate for the High Court to entertain a writ petition.” It further held that the appropriate remedy against an order under Section 27 of the Act would be to approach the National Commission under Section 27A. It observed, “There is no doubt that NCDRC is competent to examine and will decide holistically the plea (appeal) sought to be taken in these writ petitions.” The Bench relied upon a Coordinate Bench judgment in Pranab Ansal v. State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission, Punjab, where it has already been held that in view of the statutory remedy of appeal, it will not be appropriate for the High Court to entertain a writ petition against orders passed by the State Commission. It added, “Practice of forum shopping is deprecated in the sternest words. All such practices are required to be condemned,” and imposed costs. Furthermore, it observed that merely because a three-Judge Bench of NCDRC has passed a decision (holding moratorium under Section 14 of IBC will not result in stay of proceedings under Section 27 of the 1986 Act) that may not be a favourable precedent for the Petitioner, would not be a ground to approach the High Court. It observed, “There is no doubt that NCDRC is competent to examine and will decide holistically the plea sought to be taken in these writ petitions. Merely because Three Member Bench of NCDRC has already taken a view to the contrary will not by itself be sufficient to entertain the writ petition under Article 226.” Case Title: Gurjeet Singh Johar & Anr. v. Union of India & 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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