Berkshire Hathaway to buy remaining Wesco stake

first_img Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc will buy the 19.9 per cent it does not own of Wesco Financial, in a deal worth about $547.6m (£340m), the companies said.Buffett first submitted a takeover bid for Wesco, run by Berkshire vice chairman Charlie Munger, last September. Berkshire acquired its 80.1 per cent stake in Wesco more than 30 years ago.The cash-and-stock deal will give each Wesco shareholder the January 31 Wesco book value of $386.55 per share in either cash or Berkshire Class B common stock, plus considerations for monthly earnings and plus or minus the change in net unrealised appreciation of Wesco’s investment securities.Wesco shares closed at $380.67 on Friday.The deal is expected to close before the end of the second quarter of 2011.Greenhill & Co is acting as financial advisor and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom is acting as legal advisor to the Special Committee. Wesco is based in Pasadena, California, and its main businesses are insurance, furniture rental and steel. Munger, 87, has been Wesco’s chief executive since 1984, and Berkshire’s vice chairman since 1978.Buffett, 80, has run Berkshire since 1965. The Omaha, Nebraska-based company has a market value of about $200bn, operates about 80 businesses, and owns tens of billions of dollars of stock. Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org Share whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comcenter_img alison.lock Show Comments ▼ Berkshire Hathaway to buy remaining Wesco stake whatsapp Monday 7 February 2011 8:51 amlast_img read more

Livestock Feed Limited (LFL.mu) Q12015 Interim Report

first_imgLivestock Feed Limited (LFL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Livestock Feed Limited (LFL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Livestock Feed Limited (LFL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Livestock Feed Limited (LFL.mu)  2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileLivestock Feed Limited specialises in the production of animal feeds locally and regionally. The company is a pioneer in the manufacturing of animal feeds in Mauritius and collaborates with international partners who specialise in the same field such as Mixscience and Invivo, who are also leading groups in the European farming field. Livestock Feed Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Gold price hits record highs – 3 best UK shares I’d buy now to ride the wave

first_img Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The upturn in the price of gold in 2020 has been nothing short of impressive. The sharp recent rise in risk aversion among investors meant that the safest haven of them all suddenly saw a huge upturn in demand. As a result, the gold price hit record highs. With the economy still quite weak, I think it’s possible that gold demand will remain elevated for the foreseeable future. There are even forecasts of a doubling in gold price in the next few years.To ride the gold wave, I always like the idea of buying exchange-traded funds (ETFs) but I think there are some FTSE gold mining shares as well that can make good investments. It’s no coincidence that shares of gold miners have been rallying in recent months, and can continue to be a good hedge against any future stock market crashes. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Best UK shares to buy as gold price risesOne of them is the FTSE 100 precious metals miner Polymetal International, whose share price had risen by 36% in July from the start of 2020. Its upbeat trading update is likely to further buoy the share price. It reports a 30% increase in revenue on the back of rising gold prices and increased sales volume. I like that POLY has been a financially robust company even before gold came into focus recently. It also pays a dividend, with a 3.7% yield. And its price-to-earnings (P/E) hasn’t run away either, but is still at a relatively muted 19 times. Another investing option is the FTSE 250-listed Centamin Mining, whose share price touched an all-time high in the recent gold price run up. As a result, its earning ratio is higher (and less attractive) than POLY’s now, at 27 times. It’s also less consistent from a financial performance perspective, though I think at least this year will be a good one for it. It does have a higher dividend yield of 4.9%, making it an attractive investment for those looking to generate a passive income while the asset value rises too. A smaller listed gold miner is Highland Gold Mining, with operations in Russia and Kyrgyzstan. It sounds less upbeat in its latest production update than CEY, but HGM’s share price has also run up quite a bit. I reckon it has still far more room to increase, going by its earnings ratio of 6 times. It too pays a dividend, with a yield of 2.4%. Analysts are positive on the stock as well. The takeawayI think all these stocks are good to buy, and if you are really keen on gold, having all three in the portfolio is worth considering as well. While the HGM share price could run up from here, going by this initial analysis, CEY has the best passive returns on investment even after the sharp increase in its share price and POLY is the most stable investment going by its size and financial performance. I think the investor has much choice here. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Gold price hits record highs – 3 best UK shares I’d buy now to ride the wave Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Manika Premsingh | Monday, 3rd August, 2020 Image source: Getty Images. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Manika Premsinghlast_img read more

California: Grace Cathedral’s history told through new app-based audio tour

first_img Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Music Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Submit an Event Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Shreveport, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Press Release Service [Grace Cathedral press release] Grace Cathedral, one of San Francisco’s most historic and iconic buildings that attracts more than half a million visitors each year, has announced the debut of GraceGuide, its first foray into the world of apps.GraceGuide is a set of app-based audio tours for both adults and families. Produced by Antenna, one of the world’s leading designers of digital content and mobile experiences for cultural and historic institutions, GraceGuide brings to life the cathedral’s fascinating history, from the Great Earthquake of 1906 to the tremors wrought by struggles for labor, civil and gender rights and the AIDS crisis. The app combines storytelling, music and images.“This app-based audio tour gives visitors a new, multi-layered way to experience the cathedral, whether they are visiting in person or exploring from home,” said the Rev. Malcolm Clemens Young, dean of the cathedral. “GraceGuide takes visitors on a journey that can be entertaining, educational, artistic, spiritual or reflective, depending on which tour is chosen. We commissioned this app so that the thousands of people who visit every week from the city, the Bay Area and all over the world will feel even more at home at Grace Cathedral and find it even easier to explore, discover and experience. We especially wanted a children- and family-focused component.”The GraceGuide app features a 30-minute “Highlights” tour for adults, showcasing historical photos, revealing maps, and the cathedral’s neo-Gothic architecture. Other selections are a special welcome to the cathedral by the Bishop of California Marc Handley Andrus, and music for reflection.GraceGuide also offers “Cathedral Quest,” a 30-minute scavenger hunt for kids and families. Young visitors are given a series of clues to find 10 secret treasures in the cathedral.  For example, the Quest encourages kids to dip their fingers in the water of the baptismal font and to find and open the secret compartment concealed in one of the cathedral’s antique chairs.“GraceGuide is intended to enhance the visitor experience by making the cathedral’s story even more memorable and engaging,” said Christine Murray, senior content designer for Antenna. “The beauty of this audio content is that it’s powerfully diverse.  We’ve intertwined sound and touch to build mental imagery and a fun ‘eyes-up’ experience for kids. And for the visitor looking for a more serene experience, there’s reflective music that they can access to simply ponder the beauty of the architecture.”“Antenna staff really immersed themselves in our mission, identity and history to create the app,” Katherine Thompson, canon director of development said.  “Antenna has unmatched experience and expertise and we consider them a wonderful partner.”The GraceGuide app is free to download and is currently available for both iOS and Android devices. Rector Bath, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Job Listing California: Grace Cathedral’s history told through new app-based audio tour Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Events Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Belleville, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Tampa, FL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Posted Aug 10, 2016 Youth Minister Lorton, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Albany, NYlast_img read more

Organizers call for a national general strike in Sudan

first_imgThe Sudanese Professionals Association has called for preparation for a nationwide strike after months of sit-ins and vigils across Sudan. The SPA is demanding that talks resume to hasten a transition to a new national governing body with civilian leadership. However, other forces within the main umbrella of protest groups, notably the Alliance for Freedom and Change, have refused to back the strike call. External capitalist forces are also attempting to influence the outcome of this mass people’s struggle in Sudan.Sudan’s former president, Omar Al Bashir, was arrested April 11, as were several other officials associated with his government. Mohammed Hamdan, known as “Hemeti,” presently leads Sudan as Deputy Chairman of Sudan’s Transitional Military Council and Commander of the Rapid Support Forces. Hemeti had previously met with leaders of the protest movement and had reached an initial agreement that would include both militia members and civilians in a 300-member body. The SPA has also been negotiating for its composition to be inclusive of different genders, youth and nationalities within Sudan.Soon after the announcement of the agreement on May 14, shots were fired on unarmed protesters gathered at a sit-in in Khartoum. The most recent reports by Sudanese doctors state that four have died and more are injured. More strikes and vigils took place in response to the shooting. Hemeti denied issuing a command to act against protesters, condemned the shootings and publicly gave an order to the RSF to “stop using violence against revolutionaries.” On May 20, Hemeti announced that several RSF soldiers had been arrested in connection with the shooting.In addition to the mass sit-in in Khartoum, which has been ongoing since January, a number of collective actions have been taken. On May 23, in response to the call for a national general strike, Hemeti, in front of an assembly of RSF troops, said that engineers and other staff have been assigned to replace striking workers and that anyone who strikes should go home without returning. Al Bashir’s government had maintained popular subsidies for many years. This was despite the difficulties Sudan faced in developing resources, which would have entailed submitting to foreign investment in order to expand the oil infrastructure. In 2011 South Sudan broke away, with the backing of the U.S. Three-fourths of Sudan’s oil supply, and the means to repay loans based on projected funds from oil sales, went with South Sudan. U.S. targeted Sudan, accused Bashir of genocideThe U.S. imposed diplomatic sanctions in 1996 and placed Sudan on its list of state sponsors of terrorism. The U.S. accused Bashir of genocide in the Darfur region in 2003, an accusation he denies. Militias with irregular ties to the state had made attacks against populations in the Darfur region, in areas where U.S.-backed South Sudan rebels had been mobilizing. In October 2017, the U.S. lifted some of the sanctions, but refused to remove Sudan from the terrorism list. The lifting of sanctions permitted the government of Sudan to accept loans from the International Monetary Fund. Among other austerity measures, the IMF demanded that wheat subsidies be cut, leading to soaring bread prices and unrest.Sudan’s government spent further resources expanding its military to counter attacks from armed groups, including the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North. Removal of subsidies on staples such as bread catalyzed the sit-ins, according to the SPA.Imperialists’ role: How much involvement? According to Radio Dabanga, a Sudan-based news organization (dabangasudan.org), U.S. legislators have sent a letter to the U.S. State Department proposing “a series of measures that should be taken to support the democratic transition in Sudan, including increasing the capacity building of civilian leadership and civil society and to provide the transitional civilian authorities with technical capacity-building assistance.” However, this does not make clear what type of capacity would be supported and to what extent it would serve the needs of the working class of Sudan.The SPLM-N has agreed to a ceasefire with the government and tentatively supports the umbrella group Alliance for Freedom and Change. Its demands have tended to align with U.S. interests, and it will likely press for those in any negotiating process.Britain and Norway have also come out in favor of the AFC’s demands, stressing that their aid and investment decisions may hinge on whether the government is civilian-led. (Radio Dabanga) Federica Mogherini, foreign policy chief of the European Union, declared, “A swift and orderly handover to a civilian transitional body with full decision-making authority is the only way to enable a peaceful, credible and inclusive political process that can meet the aspirations of Sudanese society and lead to much-needed political and economic reforms. The position taken by the African Union’s Peace and Security Council is welcome and important in this context.” (Africanews.com)The EU has come under criticism among the Sudanese people for the possibility that EU allocations of funds, ostensibly for ameliorating the root causes of migration from Sudan, have been used to fund anti-migrant death squads along Sudanese border migrant routes to Europe. (tinyurl.com/y4l9mluu)The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia have contributed $3 billion to Sudan’s central bank. Some have interpreted the aid as attempting to reinforce the Transitional Military Council’s leverage against the opposition of the Alliance for Freedom and Change. Saudi Arabia has previously been accused of recruiting troops out of Sudan’s RSF to fight in Yemen. Meanwhile, the U.S. and EU have pressed the U.N. to request Saudi Arabia not defend the TMC if it acts against the opposition. Powerful global and regional capitalist forces are jockeying for position in relation to the people’s uprising in Sudan. Media outlets representing the interests of international finance capital make this clear when they stress the opportunities in gold mines, rich agricultural land, water from the Blue Nile, Sudan’s strategic location on the Red Sea, resort development potential along the shoreline, and potential tourist interest in well-preserved archaeological sites. The natural features and resources of Sudan belong to the people of Sudan.  It is for the people of Sudan to determine how their resources will be used, and it is their right to determine the outcome of the struggle for their lives and their future.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Commodity Classic Announces Transition to Digital Experience

first_img By Eric Pfeiffer – Nov 1, 2020 Commodity Classic Announces Transition to Digital Experience Home Indiana Agriculture News Commodity Classic Announces Transition to Digital Experience SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleNational Officer Team Elected During National FFA ConventionNext articlePurdue Center for Commercial Ag to Host Free Corn, Soybean Outlook Webinar Eric Pfeiffer SHARE Audio Playerhttps://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2020/11/com-classic-virtual-wrap.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Commodity Classic has announced it will transition its annual conference and trade show, originally scheduled for March 4-6, 2021, in San Antonio, Texas, to an alternative digital format. The change was necessary due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The new format is expected to be offered the first week in March 2021.“This is about doing the right thing for our farmers, exhibitors, stakeholders, and the broader community in terms of health and safety—which is our top priority,” said Anthony Bush, an Ohio corn farmer and co-chair of the 2021 Commodity Classic representing the National Corn Growers Association.  “After careful deliberation among our farmer-leaders and industry partners, the COVID-19 restrictions would prevent us from delivering the type of high-quality experience Commodity Classic attendees and exhibitors have come to expect and enjoy for the past 25 years.”According to Brad Doyle, an Arkansas soybean farmer and co-chair of the 2021 Commodity Classic representing the American Soybean Association, directed health measures due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic such as social distancing guidelines would prevent Commodity Classic from conducting the trade show, educational sessions, and farmer networking—each of which are hallmarks of Commodity Classic.  “Farmers and agribusiness companies rate Commodity Classic highly because of its unique energy, excitement and one-on-one engagement with agribusiness companies and fellow farmers,” he said. “The health and safety restrictions required will simply not allow us to provide a productive in-person event that is in keeping with our 25 years of being the nation’s best farmer-led, farmer-focused ag experience.”The transition of the 2021 Commodity Classic offers an attractive opportunity for farmers who have never attended Commodity Classic, Doyle added.  “Now farmers from across the nation and even around the world can get a taste of the Commodity Classic experience without ever leaving their farms,” he said.Jerry Johnson, Ag Sector Chair of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers said, “Agribusiness companies put Commodity Classic at the top of the list when it comes to opportunities to engage with farmers from across the nation,” he said.  “However, our concern for the health and safety of our customers and our employees takes precedence, so all of us in agribusiness will work with the farmer-leaders at Commodity Classic to find innovative ways to connect in 2021.”Commodity Classic is now redirecting its efforts to developing alternative methods of connecting farmers and agricultural stakeholders.  “We realize the total Commodity Classic experience cannot be completely replicated online. Yet a key benefit of Commodity Classic is the educational sessions and presentations from agricultural thought leaders, which are even more important in today’s challenging environment,” said Bush. “We are already exploring ways in which we can deliver high-quality content in unique ways that allow farmers to get the information they seek from the experts they trust.”The transition to an alternative experience is already underway.  More information on the transition will be available in the coming weeks.  To keep up to date, sign up for email updates at CommodityClassic.com.  More information on the 2021 Commodity Classic will also be available on the website.The 2022 Commodity Classic will be held in New Orleans on March 10-12, 2022.  “Like everyone else in agriculture, we are really looking forward to reconnecting with everyone face-to-face,” Doyle added.  “We urge everyone to get these dates on their calendar and plan to join us in-person in New Orleans in 2022.”Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused educational and agricultural experience.  Commodity Classic is presented annually by the American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers and Association of Equipment Manufacturers.last_img read more

Call for inter-american intervention in new phone-tap scandal

first_img RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America February 27, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for inter-american intervention in new phone-tap scandal News Follow the news on Colombia RSF_en 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reports Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders today called for an investigation by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), after a new phone tap scandal aimed at journalists, judges and opposition politicians was revealed by the weekly Semana in its 21 February 2009 edition.The denials by President Alvaro Uribe and the “purge” announced within the intelligence service, the Department of Administrative Security (DAS), still does not answer the question of the objectives and use of the information,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“This scandal is not the first of its kind and once again we note that some of the journalists targeted in this new case are those who are highly critical of the government, sometimes vilified by the president himself and often subjected to threats,” the organisation said.“The scandal is all the greater because the content of some phone-tapping was apparently made known to para-militaries, drug-traffickers and even guerrillas, clearly endangering the lives of journalists and their sources.”“The question has to be put: either the presidency ordered the DAS, which it controls, to undertake the phone-tapping, or the DAS was acting without authority, which does not excuse anything. In both cases, it fully justifies an inter-American investigation because of the so obvious bias of the Colombian authorities,” the organisation said.Felix de Bedout, of privately-owned W Radio on 5 November 2008 sent an email to his colleague on the weekly Semana, about irregular practices on the part of the DAS head, Fernando Tabares, and of his counter-espionage counterpart, Jorge Lagos. Two hours later, counter-espionage officials telephoned, by mistake, to Semana to recount in detail the exchange between the two journalists. According to Semana, citing a DAS official, between 19-21 January documents and recordings of journalists, opposition politicians, judges (including on the Supreme Court) and officials in the Uribe administration were collected in counter-espionage centres and some of them destroyed.The weekly said that six journalists were among those being spied on: Alejandro Santos, editor of Semana, Julio Sánchez Cristo, director of W Radio, Felix de Bedout, Darío Arizmendi, director privately-owned Radio Caracol, Ramiro Bejarano, editorialist on the daily El Espectador and Daniel Coronell, head of news on the public channel Canal Uno, particularly detested by President Uribe.According to information obtained by Reporters without Borders, other journalists may also have been the target of unauthorised monitoring, including Hollman Morris, director of the news programme “Contravia” (Contra-flow) on Canal Uno, also in the sights of the presidential palace. The director of the DAS, Felipe Muñoz, who took on the job the day after the partial destruction of the recordings, partly confirmed the Semana report. A judicial investigation is currently under way. The DAS officials, Fernando Tabares and Jorge Lagos have resigned.Denying any implication in this case and calling himself a “victim of this slander” on privately-owned RCN radio, the head of state on 26 February ordered a halt to phone-tapping by the DAS, with the aim of turning it over to the police.An infiltration scandal within the DAS, in May 2005, led to the resignation of the director at the time, Jorge Noguera, who is now in prison. His successor, María del Pilar Hurtado followed him in October 2008 after phone-tapping against Gustavo Petro, senator for the leftist opposition party Polo Democratico. In the interval, in May 2007, defence minister, Juan Manuel Santos also publicly admitted that opposition politicians and journalists had been monitored by the police intelligence service (Dipol), after the Semana revelations. Organisation ColombiaAmericas October 21, 2020 Find out more RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia News Reporters Without Borders condemned as inadequate political and legal steps taken after revelations by the weekly Semana of a new top-level spy scandal against journalists and opposition politicians. The organisation called for it to go before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. April 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information ColombiaAmericas to go further News May 13, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

PCC Men’s Cross Country A Strong 3rd Place at Palomar Invitational

first_img Make a comment Business News Top of the News 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. Community News Community News Sports PCC Men’s Cross Country A Strong 3rd Place at Palomar Invitational By ROBERT LEWIS Published on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | 3:46 pm HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Vietnamese Stunners That Will Take Your Breath AwayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Is What Happens To Your Face After DermaplaningHerbeautyHerbeauty 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Lancer Kalen Marshall in a recent race. Photo: Richard Quinton.The Pasadena City College men’s cross country team has already made a big leap in performance under new head coach Innocent Egbunike and assistant coach Tyrus DeMinter with the Lancers’ third place finish out of 13 scoring teams at the Palomar Invitational held in Oceanside September 9.Riverside dominated with most of the top runners and scored 23 points to win the meet with Santa Ana (56) second and PCC a surprising third (114). The Lancers finished ahead of the only other South Coast Conference teams participating in El Camino (fourth, 121) and Long Beach City (12th, 313).Nathan-Michael Guzman once again was PCC’s top finisher as he placed 11th overall out of 138 runners over the 4-mile course. The sophomore ran 21 minutes, 33.2 seconds. He was followed by freshman Eduardo Urbina in 24th (22:09.2), letterman Eric Bravo in 28th (22:19.6), rookie Christian Alcala in 33rd (22:30.2), frosh Armando Solis in 40th (22:50), and newcomer Kalen Marshall in 44th spot (22:58.5).What was impressive is that each of those six Lancers finished in the upper third of the field and all under 23 minutes. Other Lancers participating were Marcelo Ramirez (52nd, 23:22), Tymel Minter (91st, 24:59), Milton Lamar (108th, 26:17), Jeremy Alvarenga (117th, 27:59), and Vicente Estrada (118th, 28:11).Riverside’s Joshua Silva won the race in 20:43.7. The Tigers placed six of the first eight runners.PCC will next run in the SoCal Preview Meet this Friday, Sept. 16 at Irvine Regional Park in the City of Orange.center_img More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Pandemic fever got you down? Smash up stuff at the rage room

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Balwant Singh Multani Murder : Supreme Court Reserves Order On Former Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini’s Anticipatory Bail Plea

first_imgTop StoriesBalwant Singh Multani Murder : Supreme Court Reserves Order On Former Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini’s Anticipatory Bail Plea Sanya Talwar17 Nov 2020 7:04 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved orders in the plea by former Director General of Police (DGP), Punjab, Sumedh Singh Saini seeking anticipatory bail in relation to the 1991 Balwant Singh Multani murder case.A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy & MR Shah heard the plea where Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi appeared for Saini.Rohatgi told the court that 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?LoginThe Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved orders in the plea by former Director General of Police (DGP), Punjab, Sumedh Singh Saini seeking anticipatory bail in relation to the 1991 Balwant Singh Multani murder case.A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy & MR Shah heard the plea where Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi appeared for Saini.Rohatgi told the court that the case was registered against Saini because he was investigating cases against the then-chief minister of the State. “There is no material except self-serving statements by accused who are similarly placed and even they were granted anticipatory bail,” said Rohatgi.The bench said that three decades had passed and mulled over whether this was a case where custody was required at all. The Court also raised questions as to how Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code was added against the accused and under what law the State approached the magistrate to do so.Rohatgi further argued that the Punjab government had no jurisdiction in the instant case, as the alleged torture occurred in Chandigarh.Senior Advocate Sidharth Luthra, appearing for the State of Punjab, contended that anticipatory bail at this stage would hamper the probe against Saini and requested the Court to allow him to place the investigation details in a sealed cover.On September 15, Supreme Court had granted interim protection from arrest to former Director General of Police in Punjab Sumedh Singh Saini, who is an accused in the 1991 Balwant Singh Multani kidnapping and murder case. The Court has issued notice in the anticipatory bail plea filed by him.The plea has been filed by Saini which challenges the September 7 order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, wherein his anticipatory bail plea was dismissed.The case had been registered against Saini under sections 364 (kidnapping or abducting in order to murder), 201 (causing the disappearance of evidence of offence), 344 (wrongful confinement), 330 (voluntarily causes hurt), 219 and 120 (B) (criminal conspiracy) [Section 302 IPC added subsequently] of the Indian Penal Code at Mataur police station in Mohali.It has been alleged that Balwant Singh Multani (hereinafter referred to as ‘the deceased’) was killed in State-managed elimination around the month of December 1991.Allegedly, during the tenure of the petitioner (Sumedh Singh Saini) as SSP, Chandigarh on the early morning of 11.12.1991 the police of Chandigarh swooped upon the residence of the deceased and took him away forcibly and illegally without assigning any reason.Allegedly, it was during the course of their illegal detention, the deceased (Multani) was given third-degree treatment by the accused.On account of police excesses, the deceased became unwell and on 13.12.1991 an FIR No.440 of 1991 under Sections 212, 216 IPC; Section 25 of the Arms Act, and Sections 3 and 5 of the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act, 1987 was registered against himHe was shown to be an accused in the said case and hence arrested on false allegations by SI Har Sahai Sharma, In-charge of Police Station, Sector 17, Chandigarh.It was during the police torture, Balwant Singh Multani succumbed to the ghastly third-degree treatment of the police. Later on, in a pre-planned manner, the deceased was shown to have been declared as a proclaimed offender.https://www.livelaw.in/news-updates/3-decade-old-multani-murder-case-ph-hc-dismisses-anticipatory-bail-plea-of-punjab-ex-dgp-sumedh-singh-saini-162648Next Storylast_img read more