NewGold Issuer Limited (GLD.gh) 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgNewGold Issuer Limited (GLD.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about NewGold Issuer Limited (GLD.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NewGold Issuer Limited (GLD.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NewGold Issuer Limited (GLD.gh)  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileNewGold Issuer Limited is an investment holding company managing NewGold Exchange Traded Fund which is a Sharia-compliant exchange traded fund (ETF) launched by ABSA Capital. The fund allows institutional and retail investors the opportunity to invest in commodity markets and gold bullion. The company offers a service which tracks the gold spot price. Debentures are fully-backed by physical gold bullion with each debenture equivalent to approximately 1.100th of a fine troy ounce of gold bullion which is held with a secure depository on behalf on investors at an annual fee of 0.4% of its value. They are easily obtained through member stockbrokers in the relevant jurisdiction, through the Absa internet banking portal and in South Africa through the Investment Plan administered by Absa Investment Management Services (AIMS). NewGold Exchange Traded Fund was launched in 2004 and is domiciled in South Africa. At the time of its launch, it was the third commodity EFT in the world and, until recently, the only commodity EFT listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). It has secondary listings on stock exchanges in Botswana, Nigeria, Mauritius, Namibia and Ghana. NewGold Issuer Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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The FTSE 100 has surged, but I’d keep buying these cheap shares!

first_imgThe FTSE 100 has surged, but I’d keep buying these cheap shares! There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! 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. Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! Rupert Hargreaves | Friday, 20th November, 2020 | More on: BA CRDA Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Since the end of October, the FTSE 100 has surged 15%! Investor sentiment has improved dramatically off the back of two positive coronavirus vaccine updates. These updates have raised investor hopes that the end of the pandemic could be in sight. However, despite this performance, some FTSE 100 shares are still trading at attractive levels. As such, I’m looking to buy a basket of these stocks to capitalise on improving investor sentiment over the next few months. 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…FTSE 100 cheap sharesOne of the blue-chips on my list of cheap shares is defence group BAE Systems (LSE: BA). The business has weathered the pandemic exceptionally well. The firm cancelled its dividend at the beginning of the epidemic. However, it was one of the first FTSE 100 stocks to resume its payout over the summer. BAE has benefited from the steady demand for defence equipment over the past few years. This has helped the firm build a large order backlog. As it works through these orders, group sales have ticked higher this year. And it looks as if even more orders are in the pipeline. In the past month alone, the company has announced 12 new contracts. These included a £1.3bn order to support the production of 38 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft for the German Air Force.I reckon this steady stream of orders, and the company’s backlog will help it generate profits for shareholders in the long run. That’s why I’m eyeing up the stock for my portfolio today. The business’s growth potential, coupled with its 4.7% dividend yield, offers the perfect blend of income and growth, in my opinion. Growth champion Croda International (LSE: CRDA) has similar attractive qualities to its FTSE 100 peer BAE, according to my research. Both groups operate in highly specialist markets, where skill and experience are more valuable than the cost. As two of the largest firms in their respective sectors, this suggests the companies have considerable competitive advantages. Croda manufactures high-performance ingredients and technologies in some of the biggest, most successful brands in the world. To boost its product roster, the business recently agreed to buy fragrance manufacturer Iberchem for €820m. I think this deal will fit nicely into Croda’s existing portfolio and complement its cosmetic-ingredients division. The company has a strong track record of growth through acquisitions. These deals have helped the business grow earnings at a steady rate over the past five years. And, assuming the firm continues on this path, I see no reason why it cannot repeat its performance over the past five years in the next five. That suggests investors should see healthy returns from the stock in the medium term. The potential for capital gains isn’t the only reason why I’m considering this company for my portfolio of FTSE 100 shares. The stock also supports a dividend yield of 1.5%, which looks extremely attractive in the current interest rate environment. This combination of income and capital growth is just what I look for in a long-term investment.  Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Croda International. 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.center_img Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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Try Savers & Rib Breakers 8 – PAIN

first_imgFriday Dec 7, 2007 Try Savers & Rib Breakers 8 – PAIN Welcome to pain. Rugbydump.com brings you another razor-edged compilation of bruising brutality. Pain is all about the physical and, at times, the emotional. Rugby is a game with many different aspects to it: passion, pace, flair, fluidity and brute force. TSRB is about brute force. TSRB is about the nasty side of the game we all love. TSRB is about pain. I personally think this is one of the freshest, most enjoyable in the series so far, and hope the new batch of clips make your bones tingle and get you pumped up for that weekend match against some poor opposition that, for whatever reason, wasn’t able to use TSRB as the major psych up that I know so many of you guys do. Northern Hemisphere enthusiasts will likely find TSRB8 a little more enjoyable, and hopefully will recognize more English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh faces in the clips. The French get a few clips of their own too, just for kicks (see 2:32). Please note: If the video doesn’t work in your country, you can view it here (apologies for poor audio) Pain by Three Days Grace NOTE: We at Rugbydump don’t encourage or advocate dirty play. We do get a big kick out of showing it to you though, so if you’re a critic, chill out and enjoy the fact that it’s not you getting nailed to the floor. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Try Savers & Rib Breakers Related Articles 331 WEEKS AGO Try Savers and Rib Breakers 13 478 WEEKS AGO Try Savers & Rib Breakers 12 – Rugby World… 578 WEEKS AGO Try Savers & Rib Breakers 11 From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyMen, Try This Tonight – You’ll Never Need the Blue Pill Again!Smart Life ReportsThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Sharks beat Western Province to win the 2013 Currie Cup Final

first_imgTuesday Oct 29, 2013 Sharks beat Western Province to win the 2013 Currie Cup Final The Sharks defeated Western Province in the showpiece of South African domestic rugby on Saturday, scoring two tries to one as they left Newlands with a 33-19 victory. Since the match, the Springbok squad for the tour of the UK and France has been chosen. Western Province got the better of the two sides in last years’ final in Durban, but this time around it was a reverse fixture and a far different result. The Sharks powered to the win with notable performances from young lock Pieter-Steph Du Toit and halfbacks Charl McLeod and Pat Lambie.McLeod got an intercept try early in the game, and later on he crossed for another after an excellent build up and some quality ruck clearance by both forwards and backs. Lambie, while having missed a few kicks, kept the scoreboard ticking with two very well taken dropgoals.“We knew that we needed to win the collisions and the easiest way to win the collisions is to get off the line aggressively. We did that well and put them under pressure,” said Sharks coach Brad Macleod-Henderson, who has Brendan Venter as part of his team, and John Smit as new CEO.Young Du Toit has been rewarded with a Springbok call-up, as has flyer Gio Aplon, prop Frans Malherbe, hooker Scarra Ntubeni and scrumhalf Louis Schreuder.The Springboks face Wales, Scotland and France on tour, starting in Cardiff on November 9th.Below are highlights from the final, featuring all the tries, near misses and a few big hitsADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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C2 House / Ellivo Architects

first_img Projects Area:  2115 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ESE, Richard Erwin CopyHouses•Brisbane, Australia C2 House / Ellivo Architects 2017 EDG, Mark Biltoft ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/867127/c2-house-ellivo-architects Clipboard Year:  Mechanical: Landscape:Cameron Byrns, Byrns LardnerHydraulic:BCM Consulting GroupCity:BrisbaneCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Scott Burrows PhotographyRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. What is the appropriate response when designing a contemporary and private home, along an active street on a flood-prone setting? C2 House occupies a unique oxbow in the Brisbane River that provides for uninterrupted river views. The design response has been to imagine the home as a procession of 5 distinct spaces, each with their own function yet highly connected with flowing transitions between inside and outside.Save this picture!© Scott Burrows PhotographyThe spaces begin with a sequential entry up floating steps to the intimate outdoor pavilion which is open to the sky – a private space to sit by the fire or gaze at the stars. This space flows through to a spacious light-filled volume for living and dining – the heart and hub of the home. Glass sliding doors which extend to the full width of the building open out the elevated rear deck, pool, and stunning river views.Save this picture!© Scott Burrows PhotographyHidden from these active living spaces are the gallery and sleeping rooms, which hug the central outdoor pavilion on the side boundaries. These private spaces are designed to be flexible for accommodating guests and grand kids.Privacy above all else drives this house. Unlike many of its neighbour’s it was important that its outside “skin” could close down through the use of its many operable screens. At night, while the exterior skin is closed, the core of the home is illuminated – a glowing light hinting to an activated use inside. Save this picture!© Scott Burrows PhotographySave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Scott Burrows PhotographyThe materials are restrained but used in a playful manner. Stone provides a common language that is spoken through the internal and external spaces. Rooms are captured by timber and zinc that defines their edges and Blackbutt timber soffits provide a sense of warmth and familiarity to contrast the dark zinc sheeting. Save this picture!© Scott Burrows PhotographyThis home was deliberately large, but also deliberately simple in its construction. With minimal transfers a post-tensioned floor allowed for large cantilevers and flat soffits. The house itself was built from blockwork and conventional timber trussed roofs that although cover a large footprint were deliberately simply articulated to allow for quick construction. Save this picture!© Scott Burrows PhotographyThe greatest strength of this project was the project team. The success of the project is owed to the harmonious working relationship between ourselves and the client, as well as our passionate and hard-working builder who were long-time friends of our client.Project gallerySee allShow lessYKK80 / Nikken SekkeiSelected ProjectsNew Documentary to Profile the Career of Slovenian Architecture Firm Sadar + VugaArchitecture News Share “COPY” Electrical: C2 House / Ellivo ArchitectsSave this projectSaveC2 House / Ellivo Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/867127/c2-house-ellivo-architects Clipboard Photographs KSPM Structural: Architects: Ellivo Architects Area Area of this architecture project Australia “COPY” Builder: Sheldon’s Design, Colin Sheldon Photographs:  Scott Burrows Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Scott Burrows Photography+ 12 Share ArchDaily Houses Manufacturers: ACE Stone + Tiles, Raylinc, VMZINC CopyAbout this officeEllivo ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrisbaneAustraliaPublished on March 16, 2017Cite: “C2 House / Ellivo Architects” 16 Mar 2017. 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Former Irish soccer stars takes the lead

first_imgFormer Irish soccer stars takes the lead About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Former Republic of Ireland soccer star Niall Quinn is leading the pack in a charity trading game. The trading game, Delta Index Fantasy Financial Spread Betting Challenge, will donate ‚€1000 to a charity of choice to celebrities taking part in the virtual game. Quinn is believed to have benefited from his position in the high flying Ryanair shares. Other celebrities taking part include author Sinead Moriarty, TD Marian Harkin and company director Mark Fitzgerald.The game is run in association with the Sunday Business Post. Advertisement  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 August 2005 | News Tagged with: Gaming Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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No. 10 West Virginia routs TCU 73-42

first_imgAssociated Presshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/associated-press/ Facebook A look at the NCAA Tournament, ending with shot for the ages ReddIt ReddIt TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello TCU guard Brandon Parrish (11) drives up court while being guarded by West Virginia forward Nathan Adrian (11) on Feb. 13. Music professor says Placido Domingo harassed her, grabbed her breast Associated Presshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/associated-press/ Twitter printMORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Jonathan Holton returned from a suspension, and after leading No. 10 West Virginia to an easy victory, he seemed to understand why he was away from the team for four games.“It’s always going to be tough love and Coach (Bob) Huggins always pushes everyone on the team to be better. He’s really the heart of the team and he’s going to make sure we give our best and our all,” the senior forward said.Holton led four West Virginia players in double figures on Saturday as the Mountaineers assured themselves of at least a tie for first place in the Big 12 with a 73-42 rout of TCU.The winner of Saturday’s Oklahoma-Kansas game will be tied for first with West Virginia.Holton, who served the time off for an unspecified violation of team rules, had 14 points and seven rebounds for the Mountaineers (20-5, 9-3), while Esa Ahmad had a career-high 14 points and five rebounds, and Devin Williams, had his Big 12-leading 11th double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds. He became West Virginia’s 50th 1,000-point scorer.Jaysean Paige had 10 points for West Virginia.Chauncey Collins of TCU (11-14, 2-10) scored 20 points against West Virginia for the second time this season.West Virginia is 8-0 all-time against TCU with all the games being played in the Big 12.The Mountaineers went 2-2 without Holton. Not only did he give them a scoring and rebounding weapon, he also led a defense that forced 26 turnovers. West Virginia turned those into 26 points.Holton entered the game with 16:29 remaining in the first half. He hit a 3-pointer and then took a perfect pass for a layup and a 22-10 lead.“As seniors and as friends we just try to give him advice and look forward for him (Holton) coming back and get ready to keep going up,” Paige said.“That’s what we expected from him, so it wasn’t nothing out of the extraordinary. He played a solid game and let it come to him. He played well.”His slam dunk later made it 33-15.The 31-point margin was West Virginia’s highest in Big 12 play this season.TIP-INS:TCU: The Horned Frogs snapped a seven-game losing streak in the conference on Monday when they beat Oklahoma State 63-56. … The Frogs trailed 25-16 at the half. The 16 points were a halftime low.WEST VIRGIONIA: The win was the 785th for Huggins in 34 years. He is one victory behind Lefty Driesell for ninth place on the all-time list.UP NEXT:TCU hosts Kansas State on Tuesday.West Virginia is at No. 24 Texas on Tuesday. The Longhorns beat the Mountaineers 56-49 earlier this season. Associated Presshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/associated-press/ Associated Presshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/associated-press/center_img TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Facebook Pop superstar Prince dies at his Minnesota home Heisman winner, former TCU coach Pat Sullivan dies at 69 Associated Press Linkedin + posts Previous articleRenovations revealed for TCU baseball stadiumNext articleFlorence study abroad program to continue with minor changes Associated Press RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Twitterlast_img read more

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A Matter of Succession

first_img Previous: Publication Service in Foreclosure Next: Discussing the Future of Housing Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Jonathan Plutzik has been appointed as the Chair of Fannie Mae’s Board of Directors, effective December 12, the government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) announced on Monday. Plutzik succeeds Egbert L. J. Perry who will step down on December 19, 2018, following his completion of 10 years of service on the Board.“I am pleased to announce Jonathan Plutzik as the new Chair of Fannie Mae’s Board of Directors,” Perry said. “Jonathan’s long-standing service and experience on the Board will provide the company with deep institutional knowledge and valuable guidance as the company moves forward with its mission to provide access to safe, affordable mortgage financing in the United States.”Plutzik joined the Fannie Mae Board of Directors in November 2009. During his tenure, he has served as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Risk Policy & Capital Committee, Vice Chair of the Strategic Initiatives & Technology Committee, and as a member of the Compensation Committee.The GSE said that Perry has been a Fannie Mae Director since December 2008 and was appointed Chair of Fannie Mae’s Board of Directors in March 2014. Absent a waiver, the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s corporate governance regulations limit service on Fannie Mae’s Board of Directors to 10 years or age 72, whichever comes first.“We greatly appreciate the strong leadership, passion, and integrity Egbert has brought to Fannie Mae over the last 10 years. Egbert played an essential role in leading the transformation of Fannie Mae into the company it is today. Our employees, customers, and stakeholders can be truly proud of how far we have come as a company as we fulfill our mission of partnering with lenders to provide safe, sustainable, and competitive financing for homes and apartments across the country, helping to improve the lives of millions of Americans,” said Hugh R. Frater, Interim CEO at Fannie Mae. “Jonathan’s appointment as Chair brings stability and continuity to the company, and we look forward to continuing our progress in his new role. The Board and the company will benefit from Jonathan’s insights and commitment to continuing the great strides we have made over the past decade.”Plutzik has served as Chairman of Betsy Ross Investors, LLC since 2005. He previously served in various positions with Credit Suisse Group for 24 years before retiring as Vice Chairman in 2002.“I am honored by this appointment and thank Egbert for his strong leadership, integrity, and great work as Chair,” Plutzik said. “I look forward to continuing working with the Board of Directors and our talented management team as they advance our mission to provide liquidity, stability, and affordability to the U.S. housing market and develop innovative solutions to solve America’s housing challenges.” Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago December 17, 2018 1,545 Views A Matter of Succession Tagged with: Board Fannie Mae Home / Daily Dose / A Matter of Succession Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Board Fannie Mae 2018-12-17 Radhika Ojha in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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SC Stays Telangana HC Order Which Suspended MCI’s Decision To Permit Surrender Of PG Medical Diploma Seats

first_imgTop StoriesSC Stays Telangana HC Order Which Suspended MCI’s Decision To Permit Surrender Of PG Medical Diploma Seats Sanya Talwar15 May 2020 4:31 AMShare This – x The Supreme Court on Friday stayed a Telangana High Court decision directing suspension of surrender of seats in post graduate diploma courses by medical colleges in the state.A bench of Justices MM Shantanagoudar & R Subhash Reddy issued notice to various Respondents viz. the Centre, Medical Council of India, State of Telangana as well as National Board of Education as well as…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login The Supreme Court on Friday stayed a Telangana High Court decision directing suspension of surrender of seats in post graduate diploma courses by medical colleges in the state.A bench of Justices MM Shantanagoudar & R Subhash Reddy issued notice to various Respondents viz. the Centre, Medical Council of India, State of Telangana as well as National Board of Education as well as other stakeholders so impleaded in the petition.On May 7, the HC suspended the decision of the Medical Council of India (MCI), dated July 12, 2018, permitting government and private medical colleges to surrender PG diploma seats for which in-service candidates are given preference in the 2020-21 academic year.A division bench, comprising Justices MS Ramachandra Rao and T Amarnath Goud, had directed the authorities concerned to continue with the old practice of giving weightage to in-service candidates.This order was passed in the HC basis a writ petition, filed by a doctor challenging the decision of the MCI as illegal and arbitrary, on the ground that it restricted her chances of securing a seat in the course of her choice.In light of the above, the petitioner(s) colleges moved the Supreme Court stating that they were unable able to fill additional seats in their PG degree courses, created in lieu of the surrendered seats in PG diploma courses. “These seats would otherwise have been filled through State counselling” the plea averred.”The cut-off date for completing State counselling is 13th May 2020 and for completing Central counselling is 31st May 2020, for the academic year 2020-21, while the Hon’ble High Court has fixed the next date of hearing on 1st June 2020. Thus, the Impugned Order is going to result in wastage of 18 post graduation seats in medical colleges in Telangana for the academic year 2020-21, if not interfered with by this Hon’ble Court before the cut-off date” – Excerpt of PetitionThe petitioner(s) were represented by Mr. K.V. Viswanathan, Senior Advocate, Mr. Ramesh Allanki, Advocate, Siddhant Buxy, Advocate-on-Record.Click Here To Download PetitionRead Petition Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Teachers worry about return to classroom amid surges in COVID-19 cases

first_imgsmolaw11/iStockBy SOPHIE TATUM, ABC News(NEW YORK) — August Plock, a high school social studies teacher in Pflugerville, Texas, said he is slated to be back in the classroom on Aug. 13. But as new COVID-19 cases surge in the state, he said he’s concerned that teachers are being sacrificed in order to reopen the economy.President Donald Trump and some leaders are pushing for a return to normalcy. But a big piece of that equation — reopening schools — depends largely upon the willingness of teachers, many of whom say they have serious concerns about how the decision is being handled. Plock worries that returning to the classroom could mean accidentally exposing his 86-year-old mother, who he regularly visits, to the virus.“I would hate to think that I’ve been exposed to COVID and maybe not realized yet that I have, and then somehow bring that to her and to her home and expose her, so there are a lot of concerns related to that,” said Plock, who also serves as the president of Pflugerville Educators Association of the Texas State Teachers Association.Some teachers around the country say they are nervous about returning because of underlying health conditions or concerns about infecting family members. Others say they are frustrated by the lack of clear guidance from officials about what’s safe. And for some, it’s about child care if their own kids are only back at school for a handful of days during the week.The result is an inevitable clash between leaders pushing aggressive reopening policies in states like Texas and Florida and teachers, some of whom say local officials need to think more about what they are asking teachers to do.Three unions in Fairfax County, Virginia, representing education professionals, released a statement last week pushing back against the county school system’s “return to school” plan, arguing that the lack of detail doesn’t allow teachers and families to make an informed decision about returning to the classroom for in-person instruction.“We want to make sure it’s safe for our students, the educators and their families when they return home,” President of Fairfax County Federation of Teachers Tina Williams told ABC News.In an interview with ABC News, Kimberly Adams, president of the Fairfax Education Association, said the unions need to be more deeply involved in the decisions surrounding the return to school, and said her organization feels that anyone who applies for virtual teaching should be granted that option. She said in a statement that they shouldn’t return to in-person learning until a vaccine or a treatment is widely available.“We feel that should be the driver on the side of how many positions are available and how many distance teachers they need and how many classes they can offer in person. What’s being done is the reverse … they’re asking how many parents intend to send their children to school and then staffing up the buildings according to that,” Adams said.David Walrod, a math and special education teacher at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Fairfax County and a member of the governor’s return to school work group, said although first and foremost he is looking forward to the day that school is back to normal, he is worried about teacher safety.“I am concerned about people being put into situations where they have to decide between going in an unsafe work condition or losing their jobs,” he said.Apprehension around returning to unsafe classrooms extends even to parts of the country where the virus has been reined in. Michael Mulgrew, president of the United Federation of Teachers, a union that represents nearly 200,000 public school educators in New York City, said there’s “real fear” among teachers in the city after several died during the pandemic.“In the last two weeks, as we’re watching what’s going on in these other states, you can hear the fear and anxiety building again amongst our membership. They know what that is, they lived that. And they’re in horror that people aren’t taking it seriously,” Mulgrew said.School systems across the country are scrambling to make plans, but advocates say without the proper federal funding to help with safety measures, reopening for in-person learning in the fall just won’t happen. And Mulgrew said teachers won’t go back unless certain protocols are being followed.Safety protocols require funding, and ABC News previously reported that states could face an estimated $615 billion budget shortfall over the next three years because of the economic fallout from the novel coronavirus, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Cutbacks could severely impact public school funding.“There was a pause in the economy. State revenues collapsed. What the heck are they going to do? They [schools] need this funding from the federal government,” Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, said in a phone interview.“So, if you know that you need funding for PPE, funding for cleaning, funding for transportation and funding to create the physical distancing, which means staggered schooling, I’m not even talking about the structural needs of kids or the social emotional needs of kids, but funding for school nurses, funding for guidance counselors. If none of that is coming to districts, what the heck are they supposed to do?” she said.Mulgrew said if schools don’t get additional federal funding, which is outlined in a bill that has yet to pass the Senate, “there’s no way for us to have the funding to do all this extra safety stuff.”“If we don’t feel we can reopen safely and the mayor of New York thinks we can, we’re going to have a street fight,” Mulgrew said. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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