News UpdatesRamesh Jarkiholi CD Scandal : CBI Probe Not Necessary As Of Now, Says Karnataka High Court Mustafa Plumber17 April 2021 3:20 AMShare This – x The Karnataka High Court on Saturday said as of today it was not necessary to transfer investigations in the alleged sex CD case involving former State minister Ramesh Jarkiholi from the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Suraj Govindaraj in their order said “We have…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login The Karnataka High Court on Saturday said as of today it was not necessary to transfer investigations in the alleged sex CD case involving former State minister Ramesh Jarkiholi from the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Suraj Govindaraj in their order said “We have perused the report submitted by Soumendu Mukherjee IPS, head of Special Investigation Team (SIT), which is investigating into three crimes, three separate reports are submitted, pointing out steps taken in investigation. After having perused the said three reports we find that as of today it is not necessary to consider the prayer for transfer of investigation.” It added “List the petitions for further hearing on May 31, when further report shall be filed by head of SIT in sealed cover. Status report tendered today shall be re-sealed and kept on record.” The direction was given during the hearing of two petitions filed by Advocate Geetha Misra and Advocate S Umesh. A prayer is made in the petition filed by Umesh seeking to transfer the investigation in the case to the CBI. Both the petitions have claimed that police officials have leaked sensitive investigation details to media personnel with an ulterior motive and contrary to the dictum of the Apex Court. Issuing notice to the respondents on April 5, the court had directed the respondent (SIT) to place on record in sealed cover, report on investigation so far carried out. The petition filed by Misra seeks to quash the quashing the order passed by the 2nd Respondent Commissioner of Police dated 11/03/2021 forming a Special Investigation Team (SIT) comprising of Six(6) police officers to conduct investigation as the same is without application of mind and without quoting provisions of law and without there being an Government Order or Gazette Notification as the same is in gross abuse of law inasmuch as colossal waste of money from government exchequer. During the hearing, counsel B V Shankaranarayana Rao appearing for petitioner Umesh referred to the judgments passed by the Bombay High Court on January 18, on a clutch of PILs regarding ‘media trials’ in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case. Referring to paragraphs 349 and 350 of the said judgement, he sought for regulation on content being aired by news channels. To which the bench said “Point out any instance of violation. You will have to make out a case that in the facts of this case something has happened that you will have to demonstrate before us. Show us the statutory powers vesting in the government under which they can take action against the media.” The matter will be next heard on May 31. Next Story
Shares in hybrid estate agent Purplebricks dropped by nearly 6% following the BBC’s Your and Yours programme in which the company’s CEO Michael Bruce defended claims that it had made misleading claims to customers.Following the programme, which was broadcast at a 12.15pm yesterday on Radio 4, the Purplebricks PLC share price dropped from a high of £4.78p to £3.92p before rallying at 4.38p.Purplebricks’ share price has been dropping since July 24th when it peaked at an all-time high of £5.13p, but today has been one of the more dramatic drops, dipping by 5.77% or 26.9p in one afternoon.On 5th July Purplebricks faced criticism from the Advertising Standards Authority following a complaint from West Sussex estate agent Arun Estates, which had complained to the ASA about ‘fees saved’ case studies on the Purplebricks website which it believed were misleading under ASA advertising codes. The complaint was upheld.During the You & Yours programme presenter Winifred Robinson claimed the hybrid estate agent has been making “exaggerated claims that it’s already been banned from making by the advertising regulator” in emails to existing and potential customers seen by the BBC programme Watchdog.Purplebricks has been censured six times over the past year by the ASA, including claims made about how much vendors can save if they chose Purplebricks rather than a traditional high street agent.During the investigation into Purplebricks, it was discovered that vendors who defer their up-front payment to Purplebricks were then entering into a credit agreement or loan with lender Close Brothers, something the company’s agents or LPEs failed to tell vendors in three out of five cases, the BBC found.Number of listingsThe BBC also recorded an LPE claiming to one investigator that he listed 20-25 properties a month and that 92% of these were sold, but it was discovered he was listing 8-11 a month.NAEA spokesman Paul Walsh told the programme that such claims were at risk of being in breach of consumer protection and trading regulations, and were also likely to be in beach of Property Ombudsman regulations as well.Michael Bruce, Purplebricks’ CEO, told the You and Yours programme that “at the time those [email] claims were made we took that reference down from over 1,000 different places where it appeared and it has [now] appeared in one place and I was informed about that last night and within an hour it was taken down.”Responding to the claims that Purplebricks had not told some customers about the Close Brothers’ ‘loan’ credit agreements, Michael Bruce told the programme that it was instead a “facility agreement” and therefore not a regulated product and that customers had to click online to agree to the terms.Details of the full BBC investigation will be revealed in tonight’s Watchdog programme on BBC1 tonight at 8pm.Purplebricks Michael Bruce Purplebricks share price BBC purplebricks Winifred Robinson Your and Yours August 2, 2017Nigel LewisOne commentChris Arnold, Agency Negotiation Agency Negotiation 2nd August 2017 at 9:24 pmCouldn’t happen to a nicer company. Might stem the rush by uneducated estate agents to join this slightly rubbish band of hucksters.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 Home » News » Agencies & People » Purplebricks shares drop by 6% following BBC investigation previous nextAgencies & PeoplePurplebricks shares drop by 6% following BBC investigationYour and Yours Radio 4 programme this afternoon and tonight’s Watchdog TV show both look into aspects of Purplebricks’ offering.Nigel Lewis2nd August 20171 Comment28,587 Views
Former Niger Tornadoes of Minna defender, Ibrahim Omolayo, has said it will be an emotional home coming when he face his former employer on Wednesday in a Match two Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) encounter.Omolayo said if he is lucky enough to score against the Ikon Allah on Wednesday, he will not jubilate even as he target a win at the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja. “It is an emotional home coming, i have a lot of friends here in Lokoja.“One thing for sure is that I am now an ABSFC player and I must give my best if I am listed in the first eleven tomorrow.“If I am lucky to be on the score sheet tomorrow, I will not jubilate, just to show respect for the Tornadoes fans” Omolayo said.The lanky defender who played more than 30 games for the Ikon Allah last season joined the newly promoted Ilorin based side at the end of last season.He said he is hoping to make Coach Henry Makinwa’s eleven on Wednesday as he missed out from the opening day fixture.Omolayo replaced his playing mate at Niger Tornadoes, Abdullahi Ferinyaro, who started the game on Sunday against Akwa United.Austin Ikpi, who joined from MFM, has also been called to the squad to face Niger Tornadoes after replacing Ibrahim Abdullahi who was an unused substitute on Sunday against Akwa United.Meanwhile, newly recruited Adeshina Gata, will also be missing for the Saraki Boys as he is yet to recover from the illness he suffered at the weekend, Coach Makinwa has confirmed.Makinwa said on Tuesday in Lokoja, that he will assess the youngster on Friday to see if he can be in line for the match day three against FC Ifeanyi Ubah on Sunday in Ilorin.According to the ABS Coach Adeoti Muiz, who is battling a toe injury is still out and will also be assessed by Friday to his progress if he is responding to treatment as expected.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich – On today’s pets of the week we have Moscow, Georgia, Vincent, and DenverMoscow is a gorgeous tiger cat who does well with other cats. she is very neat and clean and looking for her forever home. Moscow is just eight-months old.We also have Georgia who would be best as the only kitty in the home but may adjust to other cats with a proper introduction. Georgia is six-years old.Next, meet Vincent. he and his sister were found without a mom. Vincent is now looking for a family to take him in and love him forever. Vincent is just one-month old.Last we have Denver. Denver is a little shy but warms up pretty quickly. He is just three-years old.well that will do it for today’s pets of the week. for more information on adopting, you can visit huron humane society inc dot orgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Catholic Human Services offering telehealth visits to maintain mental health during pandemicNext Alpena Downtown Development Authority to host virtual shopping event
LATEST Hudson-Odoi in pre-season action The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Callum Hudson-Odoi is 17 years old. 17. Years. Old— Cobham Blues (@cobhamblues) August 1, 2018 moving on Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 1 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Friendly reminder: Callum Hudson-Odoi will be world class and there is absolutely nothing you can do about it.— ¹⁰ (@ClinicaIEden) August 1, 2018 REVEALED Callum Hudson-Odoi tearing Bellerin apart 🤣😂— CarefreeYouth (@CarefreeYouth) August 1, 2018 I know it’s only a friendly, but Callum Hudson-Odoi is an absolute baller. Obliterating Bellerin and the Arsenal backline. #CFC— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) August 1, 2018 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi was on fire against Arsenal.Maurizio Sarri’s side lost to the Gunners on penalties in a pre-season friendly, but Hudson-Odoi took his chance to impress the new boss on the left. Callum Hudson-Odoi is ready for the first team of Chelsea Football Club, please play him always.— WorldWideChels (@WorldWideChels) August 1, 2018 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Callum Hudson-Odoi is ready for Chelsea Football Club.He just keeps getting better and better and better.— Uber Chelsea FC 🏆 (@UberCheIseaFC) August 1, 2018 targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti CHOAT 🐐. Callum Hudson-Odoi. Remember this name!#CHO #CFC #CFCinDublin #PL— Sharan Chablani (@MyFussbllTweets) August 1, 2018 IN DEMAND Callum Hudson-Odoi is absolutely tearing Arsenal’s defence (and Bellerin specifically) apart. The Chelsea prodigy is impossible to stop at the moment. What a preseason CHO is having – simply too good to not play a role for Chelsea this season. A truly special talent.— EiF (@EiFSoccer) August 1, 2018 targets LIVING THE DREAM The 17-year-old was the game’s star player in Dublin, giving right-back Hector Bellerin all sorts of problems and earning a penalty which was missed by Alvaro Morata.The Blues are not in the habit of giving academy players first-team opportunities in the Premier League, but many onlookers believe the young winger could be the man to break that trend.Here are the best tweets: Callum Hudson Odoi is something special. Made that defense look like a bunch of mannequins.The Wonderkid#ARSCHE #CFC #CFCInDublin— Chelsea Uncensored (@nagarsaki_cfc) August 1, 2018 Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer
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Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola told conference delegates that improved competitiveness would help the country achieve the National Development Plan. (Image: Ben Alexander) MEDIA CONTACTS • Dr Petrus de Kock Research ManagerBrand South Africa +27 11 712 5000 RELATED ARTICLES • Take action for competitiveness • National Development Plan to grow jobs • SA is ‘Country of the Future’ • African integration on Brics agendaLucille DavieAt a South African Competitiveness Forum discussion this week, delegates agreed that to make the country more competitive, it needs to market its pockets of excellence with more vigour.The forum, organised by Brand South Africa, was held in Midrand, Johannesburg, on Tuesday, 5 November. Some 200 representatives from government, business, labour, civil society and academia came together to discuss the country’s global competitiveness and exchange ideas on how to improve it.Five discussion groups tackled: education; skills and labour; infrastructure; foreign direct investment competitiveness; manufacturing and related services, and governance and leadership.Improved competitivenessKeynote speaker Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said: “If we are to be competitive we must have in place sound economic policies; cultivate a favourable legal and business environment; roll out socio-economic infrastructure; constantly improve our trade and industrial policies and lower the cost of doing business.”While admitting that South Africa had made good strides to position the country as a stable democracy with “the necessary institutions and mechanisms for providing an attractive and friendly investor environment”, he said the country had “fallen short of the development trajectory necessary to place us on par with many of our competitors”.“As such, the sheer amount of work that still needs to be done requires that we – as government, business, labour and other social partners – continue to work together to address the challenges we face.”Some of those challenges are “high rates of inequality, poverty and unemployment, especially amongst young people who constitute the majority of our population”.Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola said: “Improved competitiveness will go a long way to help us achieve the National Development Plan.”The National Development Plan is government’s 2030 plan to stimulate growth, reduce unemployment and poverty, and narrow the inequality gaps still prevalent in the country.Pockets of excellenceIn the manufacturing and related services discussion, it was agreed that one pocket of excellence is the mining sector, where South Africa has been a leader in innovation and deep level mining. The country’s motor industry is also one of its most successful, bringing skills into the country.Manufacturing and mining’s contribution to gross domestic product (GDP) is 23%, down from 38% in 1986, according to Colin Coleman, South African head for investment management firm Goldman Sachs. The firm released its Two decades of freedom: A 20-year review of South Africa report this week.South Africa’s GDP almost tripled over the 20-year period, from $136-billion to$385-billion. Inflation fell from a 1994 figure of 14% to 6% in 2012. Around 10 million people joined the middle classes, boosting tax revenues from R114-billion to R814-billion. To ease the burden of the poor, 16 million people receive social grants.On the downside, unemployment sits at 25%, about the same as 1994. Of those, 70% are young people aged between 15 and 34 years. The current account deficit is at 6.5%, higher than other developing countries. The ratio of household debt to disposable income rose from 57% in 1994 to 76% in 2013.Xolani Qubeka, CEO of the Black Business Council, said that those economies with a strong manufacturing sector experienced high growth.ConclusionsIn the manufacturing and related services discussion, several conclusions were reached to help the country achieve greater competitiveness:• South Africans should stop buying foreign products, and instead switch to buying local products.• The country needs to boost exports, and work on import replacement.• Create a culture of beneficiation, particularly in industries such as minerals (gold and diamonds).• South Africa needs more talent-driven innovation.• Shorten the decision-making process within government, to act quickly to secure deals and trade.• Instead of waiting for strikes each year, business and labour should pre-empt them. Furthermore, labour and business should get together and approach government, to work together as partners.• To encourage innovation, South Africans need to become very demanding customers.• South Africans need to put pressure on state-owned enterprises to innovate. For example, to build rail locomotives.• The country needs to consider whether its export culture is buoyant enough, with the correct markets having been identified.• When government signs procurement orders, it should specify more local content.• The rail network should be prioritised and brought up to standard.• South Africa needs to figure out a way to sell itself to Africa.• The country needs to have an integrated approach to manufacturing, for example, have the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research work more closely with industry.• South Africans need to relook the relationship between SMMEs and large corporates and see where there could be more co-operation.• The country should not allow competitors like China to undercut its manufacturing by copying an idea, then selling it in the local market for half the price.• Retired professionals, like engineers, should train and nurture young professionals.• Don’t compete with giants like South Korea; do what the country is good at.• Set up a strategy for trade with Africa, to increase the country’s visibility across Africa. Trade fairs and trade desks should be set up to encourage trade. Africa is a huge market for our products.• Become a niche manufacturer.• Create opportunities to attract and retain talent. Diversification is essential.• Develop a “can do” approach. South Africans must feel this is the land of opportunity.• Execute the ideas South Africans have. The country is not short on them.• Grow a strong domestic market.• Integrate with the rest of Africa to offer strong competition to China and India. And facilitate trade and travel between African countries, with perhaps a single visa.“Our competitiveness ranking on global indices shows that we have become less competitive as a country. Global competition is at an all-time high and we need to up our game and become more competitive if we wish to continue being relevant in this global economy,” said Karthi Pillay, director at Deloitte Risk Advisory, and a leader in the manufacturing industry.“The SA Competitiveness Forum, led by Brand South Africa, is a get-together of key minds in the country focussing on competitiveness issues to improving our global reputation and influx of foreign investment. As a firm that is seriously focused on assisting to improve the competitiveness of our country, Deloitte welcomes the opportunity to contribute and engage in conversation to achieve actionable outcomes.”
Story Highlights The Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) and Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) have partnered to undertake an infrastructure upgrading project in Grange Pen, Montego Bay, St. James.This was announced by the HAJ’s Technical Services Director, Rosemarie Brown, who indicated that the TEF has committed approximately $900 million in funding support.She was speaking during a recent Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank at the Agency’s Head Office in Kingston.Ms. Brown said the scope of work will include upgrading of the water supply system and sewage disposal facilities, regularisation of citizens’ electricity supply, and road rehabilitation.The Director advised that National Energy Solutions Limited (NESol) has commenced work to regularise the electricity service.Ms. Brown also announced that the HAJ is looking to undertake several other projects islandwide during the 2019/20 fiscal year.These, she indicated, include a vacant property in Grange Pen “that we will be collaborating with [a] private-sector [partner] to develop”.“We’ve started advertising for expressions of interest, and that will close at the end of March. When those come in, we will evaluate and then move to the next stage which is pre-qualification,” Ms. Brown outlined.Thereafter, she said, “we will be in a position to recommend a prospective joint-venture partner for that project”. The Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) and Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) have partnered to undertake an infrastructure upgrading project in Grange Pen, Montego Bay, St. James.