Berger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng) 2013 Circular

first_imgBerger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2013 circular For more information about Berger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Berger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Berger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng)  2013 circular Company ProfileBerger Paints Plc is a manufacturing company in Nigeria producing paint, surface coating and allied products for the residential, commercial, marine and industrial sectors. The company has an extensive product range which is divided into decorative/architectural finishes, industrial coatings, marine and protection coatings, automotive/vehicle finishes, and wood finishes and preservers. Berger Paints has a manufacturing plant and distribution centre in Lagos and over 25 distribution points in the major towns and cities in Nigeria. Berger Paints Colourworld is a retail outlet which offers a wide range of products and offers support with expertise and colour development software. Colourworld also offers an advanced automotive tinting system and colour software and carries a supply of paint tools and applications. In 2012, Berger Paints Nigeria Plc partnered with KCC Corporation, the largest heavy duty coating manufacturing company in South Korea. The partnership facilitates the supply quality, durable coatings for the marine and protective sectors. The company was established in 1959 by Lewis Berger, a German colour chemist who founded the Berger Paints’ dynasty in London in the late 1970s. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Berger Paints Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Computer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG.ng) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgComputer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Computer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Computer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Computer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG.ng)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileComputer Warehouse Group Plc is an information and communication technology company in Nigeria offering integrated ICT solutions to commercial enterprises in sub-Saharan Africa. The company operates through three divisions: CWL Systems, DCC Networks and Expert Edge Software. Cloud Services include OpenMall, a platform that aggregates all the stores hosted on an e-commerce platform; and SMERP, an Enterprise Resource Planning platform built to enable small and medium enterprises to manage their business operations efficiently. Software services includes software development and deployment, systems integration, software implementation, software support services and software enhancement and customization. Managed services simplify the management of a customer’s computing environment and optimises operations, reduces IT pressure and helps control costs while improving service levels. IT Infrastructure services is the flagship division of Computer Warehouse Group Plc, providing infrastructure and expertise in the supply, installation, integration and support of IT hardware for middleware systems, ATMs and servers and storage platforms. CWG Training offers training support for hardware and software installations. Computer Warehouse Group Plc has partnered with global IT companies the likes of Oracle, Infosys, Wincor, IBM and VMWare. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Computer Warehouse Group Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Forget gold! I think these shares have far more potential to make you rich

first_img Image source: Getty Images. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares My two share picks have a travel theme. The first, Auto Trader (LSE: AUTO), is long-established forum to sell cars and has a successful track record on the stock market. The other, Trainline (LSE: TRN), is a company that only recently joined the market via an IPO. I strongly believe both have huge potential to reward investors and outperform the price of gold.Digital championLike other online platforms such as Rightmove in property, Auto Trader has a dominant share in a niche. This is hugely valuable. Others are trying to compete. Indeed, Zoopla founder Alex Chesterman’s latest start-up is Cazoo, a used car retailer. This new market entrant may try to steal market share from Auto Trader, but I think the latter has such a dominant position it should continue to grow.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…It’s estimated that approximately 80% of UK automotive dealers use Auto Trader platforms. It enjoys almost 60m visits per month, with the majority of those visits coming via mobile devices.The most recent results show the benefits of Auto Trader’s market position. It has a huge – and growing – operating profit margin. It rose to 70% for the six months ended 30 September 2019. It was 68% in the first half of 2019. The business makes huge amounts of cash, which is the lifeblood of any business. In the second half, cash generated was £132.7m, meaning management could raise the dividend and buy back shares, which is good for the share price.Compared to car dealerships – whose share prices are really struggling – Auto Trader is doing much better. I expect it to stay in the fast lane and keep posting strong growth.All aboardUnusually for an IPO, the share price of Trainline has been rising since it joined the stock market in mid-2019. The share price has risen by a third.Driving the share price is huge revenue growth, rising numbers of consumers using a train rather than a car and planning their journeys online, and expansion into Europe.Like other innovative tech companies, Trainline does operate at a loss, which will put some investors off. But most of the growing costs it has faced relate to the high price of joining the FTSE, which is a genuine one-off cost. It’ll be interesting to see if Trainline can keep expanding rapidly while simultaneously moving towards profitability. If it can pull that off, I think the shares have plenty of potential to re-rate much higher.Consumers are becoming increasingly used to e-tickets and shopping online for better deals, especially in the travel industry, so Trainline is tapping into a very sustainable and growing trend and that should serve investors well.I think both of these technology-led companies have better growth prospects than gold. For this reason I’d be very happy to buy the shares of either or both.   Forget gold! I think these shares have far more potential to make you rich Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address 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.center_img Andy Ross owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Auto Trader. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Andy Ross | Wednesday, 26th February, 2020 | More on: AUTO TRN 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Andy Rosslast_img read more

Eleanor Rigby signature auctioned for charity

first_img A document from 1911 signed by Eleanor Rigby has been auctioned to benefit the Cumbrian-based Sunbeams Music Trust. It was given to the Trust’s founder Annie Mawson by Paul McCartney in 1990 when she wrote to him a year earlier asking for a £500,000 donation.According to the BBC, the document was expected to sell for, appropriately enough, £500,000.The document is the only known signature of the scullery maid employed at Liverpool City Hospital and who, Miss Mawson believes, was the inspiration behind the Beatles’ song ‘Eleanor Rigby’.In the following video Annie Mawson and Ted Owen of auctioneers the Fame Bureau explain the significance of this document and what it could help the charity achieve.www.sunbeamsmusic.org AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Eleanor Rigby signature auctioned for charity 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. Tagged with: Celebrity Events Howard Lake | 28 November 2008 | Newslast_img read more

Online shopping cart abandonment rates ‘lowest on charity sites’

first_img“Our data demonstrates that, on average, the conversion of charitable purchases requires less marketing engagement – and as such, that consumers have less hesitation than when purchasing in other sectors. This would imply that consumers are more motivated and assured when spending their money for a greater good: it paints a rather compassionate picture of the UK online customer.”“Having said this, on average 62% of customers will still abandon their donation despite their good intentions. Email re-engagement is a creative and effective way to bring visitors back to your site so that they can complete it. Charities that aren’t using this strategy are missing out on a fantastic opportunity.”The findings cover the period from 1 January to 31 December 2014 and relate to abandonment and re-engagement campaigns by Ve Interactive’s clients. The figures in the report exclude general marketing or awareness campaigns. Charities achieve the lowest transaction abandonment rates online – but could still improve! Howard Lake | 29 July 2015 | News Ve also found that charities beat other commercial sectors in being the most successful in using email to re-engage people who had abandoned the donation process and to persuade them to complete the donation transaction.Charity clients of Ve secured on average one donation for every 26 re-engagement emails sent. In the financial services sector it was one transaction in every 102 emails.Ve puts this success down to the charity sector’s ability “to pull at consumer heart-strings”. It adds “The charity sector is unique in its ability to form an emotional connection with its audience, and as more shopping moves online, charities have huge opportunities to appeal to customers’ wants and needs, making for a more successful re-engagement strategy”.Dan Cons, Head of Charities and Education at Ve, commented: Advertisement Credit to charities – or donors?The findings are encouraging for charities, but could be interpreted in two ways:1. Charities are very successful in UX (user accessibility) design on their websites, or2. Individuals are more determined when giving online than shopping online, and more forgiving of charities’ website processes.Turning abandoned visitors into online donorsCharities are best at getting people to return to their shopping cart and complete the donation. Tagged with: Digital Finance Research / statistics Trading 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.center_img Transactions on charity websites are the least likely to be abandoned compared to other sectors, according to ecommerce platform provider Ve. Their research has also found that charities are the most successful organisations at emailing those who abandon their online transaction and persuading them to return and complete it.The cart abandonment rate for charities (when donors fail – or choose not – to complete an online transaction) is 62%, according to Ve’s analysis of its clients’ transactions during 2014.The highest abandonment rate of 92% occurred on education institutions’ sites, driven by the number of people applying online for education programmes. This was followed by the travel and leisure sectors (both at 79%).Financial services, retail and publishing sectors did better, achieving cart abandonment rates from 69-70%. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 Main image: abandoned shopping trolley by Aurelio Wieser on Shutterstock.com  127 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 Online shopping cart abandonment rates ‘lowest on charity sites’last_img read more

MUSE/IQUE’s Rachael Worby Honored by Hillsides Foster Care Charity

first_img Top of the News 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center column 3 MUSE/IQUE’s Rachael Worby Honored by Hillsides Foster Care Charity From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, October 21, 2016 | 1:54 pm HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Rachael Worby, artistic director and founder of the Pasadena orchestra MUSE/IQUE, was honored last night by Hillsides during the foster care charity’s Circle of Excellence dinner in Pasadena honoring volunteers and major donors. Worby, who for the last five years has brought musical performances to the children in Hillsides residential treatment services program, was awarded a Hillsides Community Angel Award by Hillsides Chief Executive Officer Joseph M. Costa.To see the transformation of the children in response to the music and to see them become musically literate has been truly amazing,” said Costa during the ceremony.During her acceptance speech, Worby expressed her thanks, and told the audience that her goals are to not only expose the children to world-class musical performances but to let them know that they are valued and not forgotten. She also treated the audience to a performance of Bach’s Andante from Sonata #2 by violinist Julie Rogers and dancer Stephanie Kim.Also honored during the evening was former Hillsides chief advancement officer Nancy Garni, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously. Garni, who passed away in October 2015, led Hillsides development department for 26 years and all total, raised $50 million for the agency. Costa remembered Garni for not only her fundraising talents but her “gracious heart and her friendship.” Garni’s daughter, Kati Farina, and Garni’s husband, Michael Seltzer, accepted the award in her honor.Karen Whyte, a former Hillsides volunteer and member of the Glendale volunteer group Las Candelas, also received a Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously for her volunteer work at Hillsides Education Center on behalf of Las Candelas. Whyte, who was killed in a car accident this summer, was remembered for being the epitome of a great volunteer – kind, organized, in control, and giving. Twelve members of Las Candelas attended the event in her honor. Accepting the award were Whyte’s husband, Page, and daughter Tracy Shaw.Three other awards were given out during the evening:• Hillsides volunteer Pam Mahon received a Hillsides Angel Award for her efforts helping with the Hillsides gala and other activities;• Kevin Wong received a Special Recognition Award for his work with the Hillsides Volunteer Network, a support group of Hillsides;• Fellowship Monrovia was also awarded a Special Recognition Award for its work with the children who live on the Hillsides Pasadena campus.Starting out the evening, Pasadena author and former Hillsides board member Dianne Dixon gave an emotional keynote speech of her life’s journey and how her experiences are echoed within her novels. Dixon’s latest novel, “The Other Sister,” will be published in November.The Circle of Excellence dinner is an annual event where Hillsides honors supporters who have gone above and beyond. This year’s event was held at the Shakespeare Club in Pasadena.About HillsidesHillsides provides high quality care, advocacy, and innovative services that promote safe, permanent environments where children and youth can thrive. Headquartered in Pasadena, the agency and its affiliation with Bienvenidos serves 13,000 children and families in Los Angeles County throughout its 35 sites, including school-based mental health offices in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Baldwin Park. Foster care and adoptions services in approved resource family homes serve families in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. To learn more about both agencies, visit www.Hillsides.org and www.Bienvenidos.org. Visit Hillsides on Facebook @hillsideschildren, on Twitter @Hillsides, or on Instagram @HillsidesPasadena. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Make a comment Community News Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Kaiser Medical School in Pasadena Unveils Sculpture Inspired by Fight Against Oppression

first_imgCommunity News Kaiser Medical School in Pasadena Unveils Sculpture Inspired by Fight Against Oppression By BRIAN DAY Published on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 | 2:59 pm The sculpture “Bride (Science of Speed) hangs on display at the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine in Pasadena on July 20, 2020. (Credit: Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine)The Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine has unveiled a new permanent art installation at its Los Robles Avenue Campus that draws inspiration from an act of protest by an Olympian and seeks to inspire students to champion justice and equality.“Bridges (Science of Speed)” by Los Angeles conceptual artist Glenn Kaino hangs suspended above the first floor of the school’s Los Robles Avenue campus.It was created in collaboration with Olympic champion Tommie Smith, who famously raised a gloved salute from the podium, along with teammate John Carlos, to protest oppression at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.“Bridge (Science of Speed) immortalizes this historical moment in a 45-foot wave of gold arms, cast from Smith’s arm and gloved fist,” Kaiser Permanente said in a written statement. “Its presence in the new modern building serves as an indelible symbol of the ongoing fight against injustice of any kind.”Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine Founding Dean and CEO Dr. Mark Schuster said the sculpture is meant to impart an important message to those who pass below it.“Bridge (Science of Speed) will serve as a reminder to everyone entering the school of the importance of advocating for patients and communities that have been oppressed and marginalized,” he said. “We feel privileged to provide a home for this remarkable work.”The artwork has been exhibited in Atlanta, Chicago, Washington D.C. and San Jose “in larger configurations that deeply moved thousands of visitors,” according to the statement. “Its permanent site-specific placement of 90 arms at the school will serve as an image of continuity between Smith’s protest and the present, of Black Lives Matter and the renewed discussion on race in America.”Kaino said he was thrilled to have his worked featured permanently at the school.“By immortalizing and replicating Tommie Smith’s iconic gesture of protest, Bridge connects generations of those dedicated to a better future,” he said. “Tommie and I are happy that the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine will spotlight his sacrifice and intention of fighting for human rights for the medical professionals of tomorrow, who will fight for our lives.” 19 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Business Newscenter_img Make a comment CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Community News Top of the News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

Analyst Forecasts Improvements for RMBS in 2015

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Bank Claims $2.2 Billion in Consumer Relief Toward Settlement Requirement Next: Freddie Mac Predicts Biggest Year for Home Sales Since ’07 Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily The upcoming year is expected to bring continuing improvements in the market for residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), according to one forecast.In its predictions for 2015, Moody’s says stronger underwriting standards, third-party reviews, and the implementation of risk retention rules will all bolster the credit quality of new private-label RMBS.”New regulations setting strict standards for origination of qualified mortgages along with ability-to-repay rules will drive the strong credit quality of new issuance,” said Navneet Agarwhal, managing director at Moody’s.Agarwhal added that even non-qualified mortgages are likely to see an improvement in credit quality “because they need to comply with ability-to-repay rules as well.”Moody’s also expects private-label RMBS issuance will rise slowly over the next year, slightly exceeding 2014 levels. While the collateral backing these securities will likely have weaker credit characteristics, regulatory guidelines are expected to help boost the credit quality of those pools, as well.Legacy private-label securities are also anticipated to perform better as economic improvements bring down delinquencies. However, loss severities for seriously delinquent loans will continue to increase, Moody’s predicts. Tagged with: Forecast Moody’s RMBS Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Forecast Moody’s RMBS 2014-12-16 Tory Barringer Tory Barringer began his journalism career in early 2011, working as a writer for the University of Texas at Arlington’s student newspaper before joining the DS News team in 2012. In addition to contributing to DSNews.com, he is also the online editor for DS News’ sister publication, MReport, which focuses on mortgage banking news. Home / Daily Dose / Analyst Forecasts Improvements for RMBS in 2015 in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe December 16, 2014 1,033 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Analyst Forecasts Improvements for RMBS in 2015 About Author: Tory Barringer Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

Youth Bar Association Of India Moves Supreme Court Seeking Door-To-Door Vaccination Of Vulnerable Sections Of Society

first_imgTop StoriesYouth Bar Association Of India Moves Supreme Court Seeking Door-To-Door Vaccination Of Vulnerable Sections Of Society Radhika Roy10 May 2021 2:13 AMShare This – xThe Youth Bar Association of India has moved the Supreme Court seeking for directions for appropriate measures to be taken for the provision of door-to-door COVID-19 vaccination of all the citizens residing in India, particularly the elderly, differently abled, less privileged, weaker sections, and those who are unable to register online for their vaccination.The petition on behalf of YBAI has been filed by Advocate Manju Jetley and avers that door-to-door vaccination for COVID-19 is the need of the hour, especially for vulnerable groups. Additionally, it would minimize the risk of getting infected whilst reaching the vaccination centre. “The COVID-19 vaccination shall muster on the principle of ‘We are as strong as our weakest link’ and deprivation to vaccine to even single person, for any reason whatsoever, would be detrimental in the larger public interest”. Submitting that India is a “welfare state”, the plea states that India should accept its liability toward securing public welfare and serve the interest of all its citizens. It is then submitted that the Universal Immunisation Plan and National Vaccination strategy issued by the Central Government had raised a legitimate expectation that the vaccine would be procured by the Centre and distributed down the chain to the public, free of cost and universally, in a gradually-phased manner. “The COVID-19 vaccine is a life-saving drug and the same shall be included in the National list of Essential Medicines. The PAN India shall be directed to create a 24/7 toll free portal booth where the economically backward class, individuals who are suppressed by society, i.e. the transgender and sex workers, underprivilege sections of the society, differently abled people, who are unable to approach the vaccine centre due to reason of their age or medical disability may registered themselves for vaccination and awareness shall be created among the people through advertisements, pictorial hoardings and resolving queries through the toll free number etc (sic)”. Further suggesting that vaccine booths, mobile vans and vehicles can also be allotted for the vaccination of the vulnerable sections of society, including those who live in remote areas, and praying that efforts are made to ensure lack of identity does not cause hindrance in the process of immunization, the plea seeks indulgence of the Supreme Court to direct for door-to-door vaccination. It further seeks issuance of guidelines or the formulation of a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) so as to give immediate effect to the functioning of door-to-door vaccination, as well as directions to establish a toll free 24/7 portal via which people may register themselves. TagsSupreme Court Door-To-Door Vaccination Covid-19 Youth Bar Association Of India Next Storylast_img read more

Sheriff’s office investigating theft of truck, credit card from Newfield business

first_img NEWFIELD, N.Y. — The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of a vehicle, company credit card and more than $9,000 worth of tools and equipment Saturday morning from Midstate Basement Authorities, a contractor based in Newfield.Initially, business owner Eric Leach said, he went several hours unaware that the truck was missing until he started seeing fraudulent charges on his company credit card. The tools and credit card were both inside the vehicle when it was stolen. “I noticed that one of the trucks was missing, but I figured our production manager or our foreman had talked about something and was using it so never really thought anything bad was happening,” he said. “I started getting emails from my company credit card about 9 p.m. that night.”Leach contacted law enforcement and turned to social media to get the word out about the theft. He also did a bit of his own digging by going to the grocery store where his card was used, he said.“The unfortunate part was that the law enforcement agency — their investigation department only works Monday through Friday, so essentially there really wasn’t anything as far as investigating that could’ve been done until Monday,” he said. “I was a little frustrated with that so I figured I would do what I can to see if I could figure out what’s going on.”  Anna Lamb Following the initial discovery of the stolen vehicle, Leach posted a plea to social media followers, asking for their help to locate his missing truck. The post gained traction quickly, reaching more than 800 shares within less than a day. The truck, which is now back in the possession of Midstate Basement Authorities, had minimal damage outside of a broken driver’s side lock, Leach said. The most significant hit for the company is its inability to complete scheduled projects while an investigation is underway. “It’s more of a time-waster for us,” Leach said. “Fortunately, it sounds like I should be reimbursed the majority of the amount for the stolen tools which is great and I’m thankful for that, but it definitely will have a negative impact on us. And really my biggest concern at this point is how we may be considered a target because at this point, the ease at which he was able to do this is kind of alarming and could potentially send a message to other criminals that hey Midstate is an easy target.”Despite initial frustration with the availability of law enforcement, the business owner has no ill-will towards officers and investigators. “I really appreciate the assistance I’ve gotten from them,” he said.Senior Inv. Jody Coombs confirmed Tuesday that the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident, but because it is an ongoing investigation, did not comment further. Your Crime & Courts news is made possible with support from: Tagged: midstate basement, Newfield, tompkins county sheriff’s office Anna Lamb is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice.Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] More by Anna Lamblast_img read more