R.T. Briscoe Nigeria Plc (RTBRIS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about R.T. Briscoe Nigeria Plc (RTBRIS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the R.T. Briscoe Nigeria Plc (RTBRIS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: R.T. Briscoe Nigeria Plc (RTBRIS.ng) 2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileRT Briscoe Nigeria Plc imports and markets a range of automotive vehicles, power equipment and industrial equipment in Nigeria. Its product range includes some of the world’s most recognised and widely respected automobile and industrial equipment brands. Briscoe Toyota markets, sells and services a range of Toyota commercial and passenger vehicles. The Industrial Equipment division markets, sells and services a range of industrial, mining, drilling and construction equipment under the franchise of various international brands which includes Elgi air compressors, Ford motors, Toyota forklifts, Raymond forklifts and Briscoe Toyota warehouse equipment. The company also offers a logistics and warehousing service. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. RT Briscoe Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
New director at Auctioning4u Tagged with: Digital Events Recruitment / people Trading 18 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Auctioning4u, the UK chain of eBay drop-off shops that helps charities raise funds online from donated goods, has appointed Christopher Caruk has joined its board as non-executive director to oversee the company’s IT set-up.Auctioning4u will handle the whole process of selling items on eBay for individuals, companies and charities. The company, set up in 2003, handles writing the descriptions, monitoring the auction process, and dealing with payments and shipping. It will even pick up items for a fee in and around London.Christopher Caruk has spent 30 years in software and systems management, design and development. For exmaple, he has worked with MasterCard and Visa to help migrate smartcard payment technologies to the Internet. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 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. Howard Lake | 21 March 2005 | News
St Dunstan’s tests new ‘blindness-led’ fundraising proposition 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. Howard Lake | 19 April 2010 | News St Dunstan’s, the charity for blind and partially sighted ex-Service people, is testing a new ‘blindness-led’ fundraising proposition in a warm direct marketing campaign this Spring.The campaign has been devised by direct-to-digital marketing agency TDA. It features the story of ex-Lance Corporal Steve Coates who has been left with partial vision after an operation to remove a tumour from his brain. Although his military background is acknowledged, the emphasis of the appeal is on his sight-loss and the practical support he has received from St Dunstan’s.The campaign is designed to test whether supporters, or a segment of supporters, respond as keenly to the charity’s messages when they centre on sight-loss. Traditionally, the military background and achievements of beneficiaries has been the focus of fundraising campaigns.“We know that many of our supporters want to donate to an organisation that helps people who have given on behalf of their country,” said Branka Young, Direct Marketing Manager at St Dunstan’s. “However, it is important that we learn more about the varied motivations of our donors, and this campaign will play an important role in enhancing our understanding.”www.st-dunstans.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving TDA 58 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
ColumnsBrewing Constitutional Crisis in Maharastra Santhosh Paul, Senior Advocate28 April 2020 9:44 PMShare This – xRecently, the country has witnessed the interesting constitutional upheavals in Maharashtra and tug of war with the Governor, which ultimately reached the Supreme Court for a constitutional adjudication. Yet another interesting legal issue is fast evolving in the light of the Governor in not taking any action on the recommendation of the cabinet. Udhav Thackeray took oath on 28th of…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?LoginRecently, the country has witnessed the interesting constitutional upheavals in Maharashtra and tug of war with the Governor, which ultimately reached the Supreme Court for a constitutional adjudication. Yet another interesting legal issue is fast evolving in the light of the Governor in not taking any action on the recommendation of the cabinet. Udhav Thackeray took oath on 28th of November, 2019 as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. He is heading the 3 party coalition of NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena called Maha Vikas Aghadi. He completes 6 months in office on the 28th May this year. As a non-legislator Chief Minister, he is entitled to occupy his office for a period of 6 months, he is thus under a constitutional mandate to get himself elected and if not, “he ceases to be a minister”.There were two options for Udav Thackeray. First by 28th of May, 2020 he has to become a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) or the second option is to become a Member Legislative Council (MLC). The elections to the 9 seats for MLC was to be held on 26th March got postponed indefinitely due to the Covid 19 pandemic. In view of the unprecedented postponement of MLC elections, the State Cabinet of Maharashtra on 9th of April 2020 recommended to the Governor to nominate Udhav Thackeray to the Legislative Council under Article 171, which was the only constitutional option available. Article 171 of the Constitution requires that “Persons having special knowledge or practical experience in respect of such matters as the following, namely: literature, science, art, cooperative movement and social service.” What does the Governor do in a situation of this nature? Prior to the Constitution (42nd Amendment) Act, 1976, under the constitutional convention, the President (similarly placed like a Governor at the Center) was bound to act in accordance with the advice of the Council of Ministers (Re: Shamsher Singh v. State of Punjab). By the 42nd Amendment, it was expressly so provided in Article 74(1). As per article 164 (2) the Council of Ministers shall be collectively responsible to the Legislative Assembly of the state, while the Governor being a figurehead is not accountable to the Assembly, hence is bound by the advice. It has been almost three weeks since the cabinet’s decision to nominate Uddhav Thackeray was conveyed to the Governor. There is a strange but a predictable silence on the part of the Governor, as we have seen in the recent conflicts in various states , the Governor’s High Office is not the constitutionally neutral umpire bt ended up as instrument of party politics. The constitution does not envisage the office Governor involving in party politics being a constitutional office. He has to act according to the constitution and when the Constitution is not explicit then go by the conventions. Governor, The Constituent AssemblyThe Governor’s role has been a vexed affair from the time of framing of the Constitution. It was feared that his role would be used in myriad ways to subvert or sabotage the democratic process. The Governor’s appointment and his role was subject to a contentious debate in the Constituent Assembly. There were members like Rohini Kumar Chaudhury who were alive to the dangers of the role played by Governors under the colonial regime.During the debates in the Constituent Assembly there was a vociferous section which demanded that the membership to the Council of Ministers should be restricted to the members of the legislature. They objected to appointment of outsiders in the Council of ministers. Dr B.R. Ambedkar’s contemplated one of the situations and his observations as usual illuminates the constitutional path to be followed:”It is perfectly possible to imagine that a person who is otherwise competent to hold the post of Minister has been defeated in a constituency for some reason which, although it may be perfectly good, might have annoyed the constituency and he might have incurred the displeasure of that particular constituency. It is not a reason why a member so competent on that should not be permitted to be appointed as member of the Cabinet on the assumption that he shall be able to get himself elected either from the same constituency or from another constituency. After all, a privilege that is permitted is a privilege that extends only for 6 months. It does not confer a right to that individual to sit in the house without being elected at all. “[Constituent assembly debates]Though Ambedkar did not elaborate every situation where non legislators could become part of the Cabinet, in his unarticulated silence he hoped and was sure that a fair opportunity would to the person concerned to get elected/nominated as per the Constitution.The Governor is a key actor in the Centre-State relations. He is the bridge between the Union and the State. The founding fathers deliberately avoided election to the office of the Governor, to insulate the office from linguistic or regional chauvinism. Under Article 159, the Governor shall discharge his functions in accordance with the oath “to protect and defend the Constitution and the law”. When a Gandhian economist member of the Constituent Assembly wrote a letter to Gandhiji of his plea for abolition of the office of the Governor, Gandhiji wrote to him for its retention, thus:”The Governor had been given a very useful and necessary place in the scheme of the team. He would be an arbiter when there was a constitutional deadlock in the State and he would be able to play an impartial role. There would be administrative mechanism through which the constitutional crises would be resolved in the State.”This is not just a pious wish, but the very centrifugal force of trust between the Center and the State. We are faced with the peculiar problem of the Maharashtra MLC elections getting postponed and the Governor not acting as per recommendation, a constitutional crisis is in the offing.Views are personalAuthor is a Senior Supreme Court Lawyer Next Story
kali9/iStock(STATE COLLEGE, Pa.) — Two people, including an 82-year-old man, were shot dead by a gunman at a bar and a home near Penn State University Thursday night, police said.The shooter first killed a man and injured two others at the P.J. Harrigan’s bar about two miles from campus, according to State College Police Chief John Gardner.The two injured are in critical condition, police said.The suspect then fled the scene, crashed his car nearby and broke into a home, where he shot and killed an 82-year-old man as the victim’s wife locked herself in the bathroom and dialed 911, Gardner said.The suspect, identified by the Centre County Coroner’s Office as 21-year-old Jordan Witmer, had shot himself to death by the time police arrived at the home, police said.The man killed at the bar was identified as Dean Beachy, 62, and the man gunned down in his home was George McCormick, 82, according to the coroner’s office.It’s not clear if the suspect knew any of the victims, the coroner said.“We’re still trying to piece together this tragedy and try to make sense of it. But the more I think about it, there’s no sense to it,” Gardner told reporters.“It’s Happy Valley, we like to think these things can’t happen here,” Gardner said. “But one of the things it makes you realize is that it can happen here and it does happen here. I guess it’s a sign of the times in the world we live in.”Some Penn State students tweeted their frustration that the university failed to send out updates as the shooting unfolded.The university said on Twitter it was State College police who “responded to the shooting in the borough last night as it was not on Penn State’s campus.”“The alert system includes incidents that are within Clery-reportable locations,” Penn State said. “Nevertheless, we understand our community concerns and the University will continue to review processes.”The university added, “The safety of our students is a top priority.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
narvikk/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 1.1 million people worldwide.Over 40.7 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The criteria for diagnosis — through clinical means or a lab test — has varied from country to country. Still, the actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the virus has rapidly spread to every continent except Antarctica.The United States is the worst-affected country, with more than 8.2 million diagnosed cases and at least 221,076 deaths.California has the most cases of any U.S. state, with more than 883,000 people diagnosed, according to Johns Hopkins data. California is followed by Texas and Florida, with over 862,000 cases and over 760,000 cases, respectively.Nearly 200 vaccine candidates for COVID-19 are being tracked by the World Health Organization, at least 10 of which are in crucial phase three studies. Of those 10 potential vaccines in late-stage trials, there are currently five that will be available in the United States if approved.Here’s how the news is developing Wednesday. All times Eastern:Oct 21, 8:53 amUS surgeon general says herd immunity could ‘lead to many complications/deaths’U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Wednesday that a “herd immunity” approach to combating COVID-19 could “lead to many complications/deaths.”Adams posted the comment on his official Twitter account, along with a link to a recent article from The Journal of the American Medical Association entitled “What is Herd Immunity?”“The summary: Large numbers of people would need to be infected to achieve herd immunity without a vaccine; this could overwhelm health care systems and lead to many complications/deaths,” Adams tweeted. “So far, there is no example of a large-scale successful intentional infection-based herd immunity strategy.”Instead, Adams urged people to “wear masks,” “wash hands” and “watch distances.”The surgeon general’s comments come after the White House embraced a controversial declaration by a group of scientists calling for an approach that relies on “herd immunity.”The so-called Great Barrington Declaration, which claims on its website to have been signed by more than 9,000 medical and public health scientists around the globe, opposes lockdowns and argues that authorities should allow the novel coronavirus to spread among young, healthy individuals while protecting the elderly and the vulnerable.Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top expert on infectious diseases, has called the concept “ridiculous” and “total nonsense.”Oct 21, 7:11 amCzech Republic reports nearly 12,000 new cases in record highThe Czech Republic confirmed 11,984 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, a new record for the Central European country.The Czech Republic has shattered its own record already several times this month. The country’s previous record of 11,105 new cases was set last Friday.The cumulative total now stands at 193,946 cases, about one third of which were registered in the past seven days, according to data from the Czech health ministry.More than 113,000 cases were active, including 4,064 patients who remained hospitalized for COVID-19, while over 79,000 have recovered from the disease, according to the health ministry data.So far, 1,619 people have died from the disease in the Czech Republic. The country’s highest single-day death toll of 97 was recorded on Monday, according to the health ministry data.The Czech Republic has the highest rate of COVID-19 infection in Europe. Over the past two weeks, the country of 10.7 million people has reported 975.8 cases per 100,000 population, according to data published Wednesday by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control.New restrictive measures, including mandatory mask-wearing outdoors and in cars, are slated to take force across the Czech Republic on Wednesday. The government was expected to meet early Wednesday to discuss additional measures.Oct 21, 5:32 amAnalysis shows rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations in 42 US statesAn ABC News analysis of COVID-19 trends across all 50 U.S. states as well as Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico found there were increases in hospitalizations over the past two weeks in 42 states.The analysis also found increases in newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 40 states plus Puerto Rico, increases in the daily positivity rate of COVID-19 tests in 27 states and increases in daily COVID-19 death tolls in 17 states.Since Oct. 1, there have been 972,902 cases reported nationwide. More than 400,000 of those cases have been reported in just the last seven days. The country is on track this week to exceed one million cases for the month of October, making it the fourth month on record to surpass the grim milestone.Cases are undoubtably surging nationally. The United States is currently averaging 57,000 new cases a day — the highest it has been in 11 weeks. That average has increased by 67% since Sept. 12.Two states — Kansas and Tennessee — hit a record number of new cases reported in a 24-hour reporting period, while five states — Kentucky, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio and Wyoming — saw a record number of current hospitalizations in a day.The trends were all analyzed from data collected and published by the COVID Tracking Project over the past two weeks, using the linear regression trend line of the seven-day moving average to examine whether a state’s key indicators were increasing, decreasing or remained flat.Oct 21, 5:13 amUS reports over 60,000 new cases, nearly 1,000 deathsThere were 60,315 new cases of COVID-19 identified in the United States on Tuesday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.The latest daily tally is up by almost 2,000 from the previous day but remains under the country’s record set on July 16, when there were 77,255 new cases in a 24-hour-reporting period.An additional 993 coronavirus-related fatalities were also recorded Tuesday, more than double the previous day’s death toll but still down from a peak of 2,666 new fatalities reported on April 17.A total of 8,274,797 people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 220,133 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up and crossing 70,000 for the first time in mid-July. The daily tally of new cases has gradually come down since then but has started to climb again in recent weeks.The number of new COVID-19 cases recorded in the United States increased by more than 12% in week-over-week comparisons, according to an internal memo from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that was obtained by ABC News on Tuesday night.Oct 21, 4:29 amCOVID-19 cases among US children surge 13%, new report saysThe number of children diagnosed with COVID-19 across the United States increased by 13% in the first two weeks of October, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association.There were 84,319 pediatric cases of COVID-19 reported nationwide from Oct. 1 to Oct. 15. The overall rate of infection is 986 cases per 100,000 children in the population, according to the weekly report, which was published Tuesday.“While children represented only 10.9% of all cases in states reporting cases by age, over 741,000 children have tested positive for COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic,” the report said.Even so, the report noted that severe illness and deaths due to COVID-19 appear to be rare among children at this time. As of Oct. 15, children accounted for 1%-3.6% of total reported hospitalizations and 0%-0.27% of all COVID-19 deaths in the United States. Fourteen states reported zero pediatric deaths from the disease, according to the report.“However, states should continue to provide detailed reports on COVID-19 cases, testing, hospitalizations, and mortality by age and race/ethnicity so that the effects of COVID-19 on children’s health can be documented and monitored,” the report said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
makenoodle/iStock(NEW YORK) — The public’s priority on enacting new laws to try to address gun violence has waned from its level three years ago, despite continued mass shooting incidents across the country.Fifty percent in this ABC News/Washington Post poll prioritize enacting new gun violence laws while 43% prefer a focus on protecting the right to own guns, a seven-point margin. That’s narrowed from a 23-point, 57-34% preference for new legislation in April 2018, after the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting that killed 17, prompting national gun violence protests.See PDF for full results, charts, and tables.The decline brings a return to a closer division of opinions even with a series of shootings since mid-March, including ones leaving nine dead at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, 10 dead at a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, and eight dead at three spas near Atlanta.Intensity of sentiment also is about evenly divided in this poll, produced for ABC News by Langer Research Associates, with about four in 10 in both camps saying they feel strongly about their preference.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhoto by Allen Kee / ESPN Images(GLENDALE, Ariz.) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have shut down ace Clayton Kershaw indefinitely after he reportedly didn’t feel right during an early throwing session.Kershaw didn’t elaborate on the issue following the team’s Friday workout. He did say that he expects to be kept off the mound for only a few days.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said the issue wasn’t related to Kershaw’s back, which has sent him to the injured list each of the last three years. Roberts called it “just an arm kind of thing,” but said “no one is alarmed or worried” because it is still early in Spring Training. The 30-year-old lefty has won the National League Cy Young Award three times, and signed a three-year contract extension with the Dodgers in November. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by February 22, 2019 /Sports News – National Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw shut down over arm issue Beau Lund
Home » News » BREAKING: Zoopla acquires sales progression platform YourKeys previous nextProptechBREAKING: Zoopla acquires sales progression platform YourKeysThree-year old proptech ‘star’ has been snapped up by portal, which says it is seeking to bolster its agent and development tech offers.Nigel Lewis26th April 20211 Comment3,059 Views Zoopla has bought leading property sales progression platform YourKeys for an undisclosed sum.The portal has acquired the company, its tech and 25 staff including co-founder and CEO Riccardo Iannucci-Dawson, who incorporated the business in 2017 and launched it a year later to developers and in January last year to agents.YourKeys streamlines the new homes sales process for developers and agents by knitting them together buyers, conveyancers and lenders and helping simplify the new homes selling process, who buyers are often chain-free investors or first time purchasers.The sales progression platform offers visibility to both agents and developers about where leads come from and greater process transparency for all involved.YourKeys also says it significantly reduces fall-through rates for house builders and is described by Zoopla as a ‘star proptech’ because it’s one of the first to “take the entire ‘reservation to completion’ property sales process online”, the portal says.SalvoIts acquisition is the latest salvo in the battle between the three main portals to be leaders in tech to offer agents and developers much more than just a listings service.Zoopla is arguably the furthest ahead in this game, although both Rightmove and OnTheMarket have been trying to catch up.“This is an incredibly exciting next step for the entire Yourkeys team who are as passionate as I am about delivering tech transformation within the property industry,” says Iannucci-Dawson (pictured).“We’ve now found a home inside the most innovative property marketplace in the country and, together, we can fulfil our ambitions to transform the way properties are bought and sold.”sales progression platform Riccardo Iannucci-Dawson Yourkeys Zoopla April 26, 2021Nigel LewisOne commentAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 26th April 2021 at 5:26 pmRic is right, Yourkeys is the definitive proptech solution – a prescribed problem, how to accelerate and transfer of title of properties, in 2021? Build the tech to solve each of the pain points, and digitally deliver the data at the correct time to the correct stakeholder, cut out delay and repitition, and minimise rather than maximum the role of the property professional. Without getting deep into the tech – though I am sure Dan Makin CTO would be happy to discuss this, Yourkeys has scaled up from zero to scale up in four years and now has a multi-million pound exit. We at Proptech-PR have been your advocates since 2019, and back then we knew a big winner when we first saw you, and hope you will get the whole of real estate on rollerskates now ZPG is in the frame.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021