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US manufacturing index rises

first_imgMonday 16 August 2010 8:14 pm Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot whatsapp Tags: NULL whatsapp A gauge of regional manufacturing in the US rose in August after plunging the previous month but it fell short of analysts’ forecasts, adding to evidence that the US recovery is losing momentum. The New York Federal Reserve said yesterday that its Empire State general business conditions index increased to 7.10 in August from 5.08 in July. The August reading was below market expectations. Economists had expected a figure around 8.00 this month. center_img KCS-content Share US manufacturing index rises Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy FanReporter center[Photos] Meet The Man Katie Couric Is Romantically Involved With In 2021Reporter centerBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal Pastlast_img read more

Why Britain must reject a Tobin tax

first_img 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 PastSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical Geniusmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.com Show Comments ▼ Share whatsapp KCS-content IT is amazing how many intelligent people believe in free lunches. The latest instance of this bizarre intellectual affliction can be found in yesterday’s vote by MEPs in Brussels to slap a Tobin tax on financial transactions in the EU. The vote fortunately has no legal power, but European parliamentarians believe their scheme would raise €200bn (£172bn) a year. Weirdly, they don’t think that grabbing such a huge chunk of cash – roughly speaking, it would wipe out all profits at investment banks and wealth managers – would have any effect on jobs, pension fund returns or anything else. Even though there would no longer be any money to be made from trading in the EU, everybody would stay put, continuing to buy and sell as before, albeit for free, and ensuring that all of the tax money were actually raised – such altruistic people, these traders. The MEPs believe the tax would collect £20bn from UK trades, roughly as much as the total global profits of London’s largest banks – though of course it would be paid for by thousands of financial firms and their investors, including pension funds and insurance firms, whose returns from their hedge fund investments would be decimated. But as the Open Europe think-tank points out, the real cost would be even greater. The World Federation of Exchanges puts the total value of financial transactions in the UK at £600 trillion a year. On the economically illiterate assumptions used by the MEPs, a Tobin tax would thus raise between £60bn (at a rate of 0.01 per cent) and £300bn (at 0.05 per cent). Taxing just derivative, equity and bond trades would yield £40bn-£180bn. Compare that to UK corporation tax revenues of £43bn and income tax of £150bn and you realise that MEPs are plotting the biggest tax hike in British history, one that would destroy the economy at the stroke of a pen – and equally astonishingly, would transfer these resources from the UK to Brussels. Unbelievable – literally. Such sums could not possibly be raised in this way. Transactions would cease to be conducted in the EU. Tens of thousands of jobs would be lost overnight and the City of London would be destroyed. The tax would raise a couple of billion at most.Sweden is the only country that has ever imposed a unilateral Tobin tax; the experiment was an unmitigated disaster in the 1980s and was reversed. Instead of raising 1.5bn kroner on bonds alone, as predicted, the tax collected 50m kroner a year. The cost of government borrowing went up, as investors demanded greater compensation to hold a security on which taxes had just been hiked, eroding the miniscule revenues collected. The number of transactions in shares collapsed, eroding capital gains tax receipts (stock prices also fell as a result of the tax, further cutting gains as well as making it harder for firms to raise capital for expansion and jobs). Over half of all equity trading moved to London. During the first week of the Tobin tax on bonds, trading slumped 85 per cent, even though the levy on five-year bonds was only 0.03 per cent. Futures trading collapsed 98 per cent and options trading stopped altogether. Even were it imposed globally, a Tobin tax would still slash transaction volumes, make markets less liquid, increase the cost of raising finance for all firms and punish companies that operate in more than one currency. The British government must stand its ground and block this nonsense. [email protected] me on Twitter: @allisterheath center_img whatsapp Tags: NULL Why Britain must reject a Tobin tax More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Tuesday 8 March 2011 9:22 pmlast_img read more

Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL.gh) 2020 Annual Report

first_imgGhana Oil Company Limited (GOIL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about Ghana Oil Company Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Ghana Oil Company Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL.gh) in the past 12 months, as of 2nd June 2021, is US$5.29M (GHS10.23M). An average of US$440.97K (GHS852.69K) per month.Ghana Oil Company Limited Annual Report DocumentCompany ProfileGhana Oil Company Limited markets and distributes petroleum products in Ghana. The company markets a range of products which includes diesel, gasoline, premix, kerosene, bitumen, aviation fuel, liquid petroleum gas (LPG), lubricants, grease and special products such as brake fluids, mosquito coils and a multi-insect repellent called Goiltox. Ghana Oil Company Limited provides a bunkering service for ocean vessels as well as builds storage tanks and lays pipelines to transport fuel and LPG across Ghana and other countries in sub-Sahara Africa. Its retail division is marketed under the brand name GOIL and comprises 85 filling stations, 61 services stations and 138 consumer outlets located in major towns and cities in Ghana. Ghana Oil Company Limited targets companies, schools, hospitals, factories, hotels, banks and major parastatals. Several retail outlets have been set up to market premix fuel and kerosene to the rural areas and LPG filling stations have been installed in a few filling and service stations. Ghana Oil Company Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Why the Yu Group share price soared over 10% today

first_imgWhy the Yu Group share price soared over 10% today Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m drawn today to Yu Group (LSE: YU) as a possible Stocks and Shares ISA candidate. The small company had passed under my radar until now. But at the time of writing on Wednesday, the Yu Group share price has jumped 10% on the day.Perhaps more remarkably, Yu Group shares are up more than 200% over the past 12 months. That has mostly come since 25 January, since when we’ve seen a 180% gain. So what happened to cause all that? Well, 26 January brought a trading update headlined “Strong trading and performance ahead of expectations“.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…The company, which bills itself as an “independent supplier of gas, electricity and water to the UK corporate sector“, gave us an appraisal of its 2020 year. Chief executive Bobby Kalar spoke of “an extremely strong trading performance, accelerating throughout H2 2020“. He added that the company is beating market expectations for revenue, cash and profit. When that happens, market bullishness often follows. And looking at the Yu Group share price, that has certainly happened here.Beating market expectationsBut I need to see some figures before I consider buying Yu Group shares. Yu now expects revenue of more than £100m. Adjusted EBITDA is said to be “significantly ahead of market expectations“, though there’s no figure on it just yet.In the early days of growth companies, I rate cash flow and liquidity as key things I watch out for. And the cash situation is looking good to me. The company reports a cash position of £11.7m, up a hefty £9.3m from 2019’s year-end figure of £2.4m. And we’re apparently looking at a bill-to-cash ratio of 99%. It sounds like Yu’s corporate customers are good payers.There’s another thing I like, looking at this update. The firm says it has good forward visibility of revenue, which should take some of the uncertainty out of things. But after the recent skyrocketing, is the Yu Group share price an attractive buy now?Yu Group share price valuationBut what are the risks? Well, it’s difficult to put any valuation on Yu Group shares at the moment. For one thing, Yu recorded losses in the past two years, so some of those trailing financial ratios don’t mean much at all.Looking back, Yu reported net cash of £17.9m at 30 June 2020, higher than the year-end figure. And though there was just £2.4m cash at the end of 2019, six months previously the books had boasted a sum of £17.4m. So I’m definitely not taking that impressive 2020 year-on-year change in isolation. I want to get a proper feel for the trend.Does it make sense to look for ongoing trends at all? In its latest release, Yu speaks of “successfully repositioning the group.” Does that mean I need to abandon previous accounts and see where the new version of the company is starting from?I really am just taking my first look at this company, spurred by the soaring Yu Group share price. It’s boosted the market cap above £50m now, which is where I start to get interested. So I’m just exploring some of the things I usually look for, and working out which questions I’ll need to ask. Until then, I see the uncertainties and volatility around the firm as a risk. Full-year results should be with us in late March so I’ll be checking back. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Alan Oscroft 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. Alan Oscroft | Wednesday, 3rd March, 2021 | More on: YU Image source: Getty Images center_img See all posts by Alan Oscroft 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. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free.last_img read more

Record number of solicitors now raising legacies with clients

first_imgRecord number of solicitors now raising legacies with clients Melanie May | 10 December 2019 | News Tagged with: legacies legacy promotion About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. A tracking study commissioned by Remember A Charity has revealed that record numbers of solicitors and Will writers are now bringing up the subject of legacies with their clients.The study, carried out by Future Thinking, shows that the percentage has risen from 58% in  2012, to 68% today. This is the percentage that say they always or sometimes raise the topic with clients, while almost one quarter (24%) occasionally raise it, and just 7% say they never do: down from more than twice that (16%) in 2012.On average, advisers report that 20% of the Wills they deal with annually contain a charitable bequest, having risen steadily from 16% in 2012. 85% of the legal firms in the study had assisted in administering estates that included a legacy.Rob Cope, Director of Remember A Charity, said:“Over the years, we’ve seen a marked change in the way that advisers are approaching gifts in Wills with clients. Legacy giving is becoming more common across the client base, and there’s much less reticence when it comes to raising the topic of charitable giving.“Increasingly, advisers now see discussions about gifts in Wills as part and parcel of offering a comprehensive service to clients, and this can make a huge difference to the number of people that choose to give in this way, which is why working with advisers is such a key part of our strategy.”For the first time, the tracking study also explored the reasons for and barriers against opening up legacy giving conversations with clients. Advisors that always raise the topic said they typically do so because it is part of their standard Will-writing process or because they want to alert clients to the tax breaks linked to writing a gift into their Will. Legacy gifts to charity are currently exempt from Inheritance Tax (charged at 40%), and a lower rate of tax (36%) is applicable on estates where 10% or more is donated.The most common barrier for not always mentioning legacy giving is that clients have already made clear their intentions, such as wanting their family and friends to be sole beneficiaries.Cope added: Advertisementcenter_img  90 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “Clearly, there’s much further to go before legacy giving becomes a social norm and every adviser feels comfortable and confident about raising the conversation with clients. We’ll be working more closely with the legal sector in the coming months to encourage greater consistency in the way that advisers approach gifts in Wills with clients and to provide resources that help them do so.”Remember A Charity is now working with the legal sector to develop a new suite of materials to help to bring greater consistency and demonstrate best practice for the way that advisors can reference charitable giving with clients.last_img read more

Students, community allies all support Chicago teachers on strike

first_imgChicago teachers rally at Labor Day Sept. 3. Sign reads: “Parents and teachers united for our children.”Photo: Chicago Teachers Union Local 1Sept. 10 — The Chicago Teachers Union, in a just struggle for a fair contract, went out on strike during the early morning today following an impasse with the Chicago Board of Education. The union announced picket lines at 675 schools and the Board of Education. (ctunet.com, Sept. 9)The 29,000 union members, comprised of teachers and support staff, had voted overwhelmingly this summer to go out on strike if their demands for better pay and working conditions were not met.Chicago has the third-largest school district in the U.S., behind New York City and Los Angeles, with an estimated 350,000 students. The last strike by Chicago teachers took place 25 years ago.At 5:30 p.m., the Chicago Teachers Solidarity Campaign made an announcement on social media about the afternoon’s solidarity march on the first day of the strike: “Right now downtown Chicago is a red sea that cannot be divided as thousands of teachers and their allies march through the streets in front of and near the Board of Education. The teachers really want one thing, to deliver quality education for fair compensation. It’s really that simple, Mr. Mayor.” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was President Barack Obama’s former chief of staff.CTU president Karen Lewis stated in a press release why the teachers were prepared to strike against the Chicago Public Schools: “CPS seems determined to have a toxic relationship with its employees. They denied us our 4 percent raises when there was money in the budget to honor our agreement; they attempted to ram a poorly thought-out longer school day down our throats; and, on top of that, they want us to teach a new curriculum and be ready to be evaluated based on how well our students do on a standardized test. It has been insult after insult after insult. Enough is enough.” (ctunet.com, Aug. 29)The CTU is also demanding smaller class sizes, air conditioning for students and workers, job security and retention of health-care benefits.Teachers & community are oneLabor Day Parade, New York City, Sept. 8. CUNY unionists show solidarity with Chicago teachers.WW photo: G. DunkelLewis and other union leaders have made it clear that the union was forced to go on strike and that it is not a strike of “choice,” as Rahm has stated. The teachers’ demands, says Lewis, are tied to broader social concerns for those students who live in poverty, especially Black and Latino/a students. “We have communities that have been neglected for decades, and all of a sudden we’re expecting something to happen in a vacuum. I would like to see a commitment to bringing jobs and grocery stores … back into the communities that our children live in.” (New York Times, Sept. 10)In typical divide-and-conquer style, the big-business-owned press is attempting to drive a wedge between the teachers and staff and the communities they serve. These dangerous tactics try to give the false impression that the teachers are isolated from the community, when in fact they are an integral part of it.The Sept. 3 Chicago Labor Day march and rally for “Jobs, Dignity and a Fair Contract” brought out organized labor in the thousands, along with community members and students, mainly in solidarity with the teachers union. Many signs in both English and Spanish had slogans such as “More school nurses, more counselors, more services,” “Teachers make all other professions possible,” “I support teachers because they work hard,” and “If you disrespect my teachers, you disrespect me.” The protest was a strong display of multinational unity among African-American, Latino/a and white workers.This strike exposes the lie that teachers are “middle-class professionals.” Teachers are among the most underpaid public sector workers. They, like all workers, deserve a living wage, decent working conditions and excellent benefits. Instead, teachers and all workers — and their families — are suffering amidst the most severe capitalist economic crisis since the Great Depression.Though it may be a defensive one, the Chicago teachers’ strike involves a strong union that has taken a heroic stance against decades-long givebacks, wage cuts and intolerable working conditions.Workers World pledges its wholehearted solidarity with the CTU and encourages the entire U.S. labor movement, along with community groups and progressive organizations, to do the same in every way possible.The CTU struggle exemplifies the powerful saying: An injury to one is an injury to all! Their struggle is all of ours.Moorehead is a former kindergarten teacher and past member of the Virginia Education Association.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Corn Exports Set a Record

first_img Facebook Twitter By NAFB News Service – Feb 7, 2021 Previous articleSolinftec Expands Strategic Partnership with Ceres Solutions for Improved Custom Application ServicesNext articleFarm Bankruptcies Decrease During 2020, Caution Still Needed NAFB News Service SHARE Corn Exports Set a Record Facebook Twitter SHARE Corn export sales set a record last week, while soybean and wheat sales surged higher. China led all buyers, but especially in corn. The USDA says U.S. corn sales to overseas buyers totaled 7.44 million metric tons for the week ending January 29, the highest level since 1990.The agency says China purchased 5.86 million metric tons. Japan was next at close to 503,000 metric tons, and Mexico bought 403,700 tons. Export sales totaled 995,000 metric tons during the week ending January 29. That’s down 30 percent week-to-week and 17 percent from the previous four-week average.Soybean sales totaled 824,000 metric tons, up 77 percent from the previous week and four percent over the previous four-week average. China was the big soybean buyer at 598,900 metric tons, followed by Mexico at 121,400 tons, and the Netherlands bought 115,500 tons. Exports during the week ending on January 29 totaled 1.96 million metric tons, down 11 percent from the previous seven-day period and seven percent compared to the previous four-week average.Wheat sales also jumped higher, rising 69 percent from the prior week to 643,100 metric tons. Once again, China was the biggest buyer, purchasing 134,000 metric tons. Home Indiana Agriculture News Corn Exports Set a Recordlast_img read more

Journalists in Cambodia – persecution and hell

first_imgSpeaking on camera to RSF, Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin describe the “hell on earth” of their nine months Prey Sar prison. RSF_en Organisation News Known as S24 under the Khmer Rouge regime, this prison is notorious for its atrocious conditions, which include extreme overcrowding (with 30 detainees crammed into a cell measuring three by four metres), unbearable heat and a complete lack of hygiene, resulting in chronic skin ailments. November 14, 2018 – Updated on September 3, 2019 Journalists in Cambodia – persecution and hell Cambodian journalist gets 20 months in jail for livestream Cambodia is ranked 142nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index, ten places lower than in 2017. Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin were released on bail on 21 August but they are still facing the possibility of 15-year jail sentences on the spying charges that were trumped up after their arrests. In effect, they have been reduced to silence. If either were to publish the least story or report to make the least comment that displeased the authorities, it could be used to jail them again. CambodiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesMedia independence ImprisonedJudicial harassment “The interminable days they spent in prison, far from their families and in appalling conditions, served but one goal – to intimidate their fellow journalists. The government must now drop the charges still pending against them, in order to bring this persecution to an end.” Follow the news on Cambodia “These two journalists are the collateral victims of the ruthless crackdown orchestrated by Hun Sen’s clique in order to silence all criticism,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. Google experiments drop Australian media from search results The Phnom Penh police arrested them on 14 November 2017, two months after Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government closed down Radio Free Asia’s local bureau, putting them out of work. Help by sharing this information center_img News Uon Chhin (right) and Yeang Sothearin are still facing the possibility of 15-year jail sentences (© D. Bastard / RSF). Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin spent more than nine months in prison just for being journalists in Cambodia. On the first anniversary of their arrest, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is releasing their video account of the hellish conditions they suffered in detention and the ordeal they continue to endure today. CambodiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesMedia independence ImprisonedJudicial harassment RSF decries Cambodian plan for Chinese-style “Great Firewall” The government closed the bureau as part of its war on independent media outlets in the run-up to the July 2018 general election. It wanted to send a clear message to Cambodia’s journalists, to show what failing to toe the official line could cost. Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin ended up spending a total of 272 days in prison. News January 21, 2021 Find out more February 24, 2021 Find out more This apocalyptic portrayal has been confirmed in the account recently provided to Cambodia Daily by James Ricketson, an Australian documentary filmmaker who spent 15 months in the same prison on a spurious spying charge before being pardoned in September. Receive email alerts News to go further December 28, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

“Hosting Abusive & Defamatory Content Against Govt., Judiciary, Executive”: Plea in MP HC Against Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Twitter

first_imgNews Updates”Hosting Abusive & Defamatory Content Against Govt., Judiciary, Executive”: Plea in MP HC Against Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Twitter Sparsh Upadhyay19 Jan 2021 6:25 AMShare This – xA Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been moved before the Madhya Pradesh High Court (Indore Bench) against Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Twitter for allegedly displaying/hosting obscene, unregulated, uncertified, sexually explicit, and legally restricted content. The petition has been filed by an NGO named Maatr Foundation, through advocates Amay Bajaj, Ashi Vaidya,…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?LoginA Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been moved before the Madhya Pradesh High Court (Indore Bench) against Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Twitter for allegedly displaying/hosting obscene, unregulated, uncertified, sexually explicit, and legally restricted content. The petition has been filed by an NGO named Maatr Foundation, through advocates Amay Bajaj, Ashi Vaidya, Mansi Dubey, Paritosh Shrivastava and Purvi Khandelwal. The Plea states that the above-named social media platforms are displaying content which consists of heinous acts of nudity, inciting communal hatred, child abuse, betting, and other such unlawful activities. It has been alleged in the plea that due to absence of any regulatory authority/guidelines/special laws to control their content in India, these platforms are violating various Indian laws relating to women, children, contract, e-commerce, intellectual property rights, betting, terrorism, hatred and other offences. Importantly, the plea states, “These platforms are not only hosting content which is abusing and defaming the government of India but also the Judiciary, the Executive bodies of India, the freedom fighters, the Defense Forces of India as well as blasphemous content about several religions and gods and goddesses in India. These platforms are a base of spreading hate crimes and communal hatred amongst society.” “They are also breaching the privacy of users and selling their personal data as well as other sensitive information to their subsidiary companies and in open market. This is violative of the fundamental right to privacy”, the plea further alleges. Lastly, the plea states that due to non-interference of government, these platforms are spreading communal hatred, causing defamation to the government of India, the Judiciary, the Executive bodies of India, the freedom fighters, the Defence Forces of India as well as giving space to blasphemous content about several religions and gods and goddesses in India. “It is not only creating a negative image of India globally but also creating an atmosphere of havoc in the country”, the plea asserts. Interestingly, the plea also seeks an order for WhatsApp to take down its new privacy policy which is breaching the right to privacy guaranteed by the Constitution of India to its citizens. Relief Prayed for Guidelines in order to regulate the content broadcast by Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Twitter on their online platforms, or in alternative; Direction to Union of Indai to frame legal provisions/guidelines in order to regulate the content broadcast by Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Twitter on their online platforms, and; Direction to Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Twitter to remove all such content from their websites as well as internet with immediate effect. In related news, a writ petition was filed in the Delhi High Court challenging the new Privacy Policy introduced by instant messaging app, Whatsapp, as being violative of the citizens’ Right to Privacy and threatening the National Security of India. While hearing this plea, yesterday the Delhi HC observed that WhatsApp is a ‘private app’ and that the users voluntarily use the app even though they have the option to not use it. The single judge bench of Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva of the Delhi High Court asked the petitioner, Adv Chaitanya Rohilla who has challenged Whatsapp’s updated privacy policy, “What is your grievance? It’s a private app, don’t join it.” Further, it may be noted that a Writ Petition has been filed in the Supreme Court against the new and updated privacy of WhatsApp, a messaging application owned by Facebook. The Petition filed by Confederation of All India Traders seeks issuance direction to Union Government to take all necessary steps / actions to safeguard and secure the privacy of citizens and national security by ensuring that mobile application providers such as WhatsApp and other internet based messaging services do not compromise, share and/or exploit the information and data including messages, audio, video and other information of users in any manner whatsoever. It may also be noted that WhatsApp updated its privacy policy on January 4, 2021 and made it compulsory for its users to accept its terms and conditions, failing which the accounts and services would be terminated after February 8, 2021 for the respective user. Later, following public outcry, WhatsApp informed that it was pushing back the new privacy policy and assured users that no accounts will be suspended on February 8.Next Storylast_img read more

Man remanded in custody over Garda car ramming incident

first_img Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic A County Tyrone man, who allegedly rammed a garda car and allegedly assaulted a Garda causing harm in a high speed chase in south Donegal has been remanded in custody for DPP directions at Sligo District Court. 31-year-old Duane Farry with addresses at Ashfield Gardens and Mountstewart Road Fintona, appeared via video link at the district court this morning.The defendant is charged with causing criminal damage to a garda patrol car at Birchill, Donegal Town on January 24.The defendant is also charged with assaulting Detective Garda Paul McHugh causing him harm at Rossmore, Donegal Town on the same date.He is charged with two counts of dangerous driving at Tullyearl on the same date.And he is charged with dangerous driving at Birchill, Donegal Town on the same date.The defendant is also charged with refusing to give gardai a breath sample in Ballyshannon Garda Station on the same date.Defence solicitor Gerry McGovern said this case was adjourned from Donegall Town District Court last Monday.Sergeant Derek Butler asked for the case to be put back for DPP directions.The defendant was remanded in custody to Harristown District Court on February 19.Mr McGovern said there was a bail application before the High Court which would be dealt with. Homepage BannerNews Facebook Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleCllr backs call for overhaul to Stay and Spend SchemeNext articleLUH remains under intense pressure News Highland Twitter Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Man remanded in custody over Garda car ramming incident DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – January 28, 2021 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more