Transnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC ( 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgTransnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Transnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Transnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Transnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileTransnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc is a diversified conglomerate with business interests in the power generation, hospitality, agriculture and oil and gas sectors. It owns and operates Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja and Transcorp Hotel in Calabar. In the agriculture sector, the company produces orange and pineapple concentrates, mango puree and orange peel oil. It also grows food crops and fodder crops. In the energy sector, the company is involved in upstream petroleum development and has interests in exploring, refining and marketing oil and gas. Other business interests include generating electric power; maritime operations and supplying products for the mining and construction sectors which includes stone, sand, lime and iron. Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Stock market crash: I’d follow Warren Buffett and buy FTSE 100 dividend stocks to get rich

first_imgStock market crash: I’d follow Warren Buffett and buy FTSE 100 dividend stocks to get rich Royston Wild | Saturday, 18th July, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE Image source: The Motley Fool Royston Wild 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. Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. 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. Buying shares following a stock market crash is frightening for some. For individuals starting out on their investment journey it may seem barking mad. Fears are running high right now too as concerns of a second market crash later in 2020 gather steam.It’s always a good idea to take a leaf out of Warren Buffett’s book. It’s a particularly good idea to listen to investment gurus like this when market uncertainty is at its peak like today. And he has a thing or two to say about investing according to how you think stock markets will move in the short term.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…Don’t fear stock market crashesThe billionaire stock picker says that investors with wise investment strategies “don’t buy or sell… based on today’s headlines”. It’s an especially dangerous game when investors remain as jittery as they are today. Even the best stocks bought following lots of diligent research can get washed out during a broader stock market crash.The most successful investors like Buffett buy stocks according to their long-term outlook. They pay little attention to the possibility of them getting hammered during a stock market crash. They’re more interested in whether or not the shares they buy will create big profits over a five, 10, 20-year horizon, possibly longer. Profits growth that will likely lead to big share price gains and abundant dividend income.That’s not to say that the likes of Buffett aren’t responsive to market crashes. They use temporary share price weakness as an opportunity to buy brilliant companies trading at low prices. It’s an approach that all savvy UK share investors need to consider as, over the long run, this strategy can turbocharge the returns you make on your hard-earned cash.I’d buy this FTSE 100 powerhouseThere’s still an abundance of brilliant UK shares that can be bought for next to nothing following 2020’s market crash. Companies with bright long-term futures that have been oversold on fears of a temporary economic downturn. Whether you have a high or low tolerance for risk I reckon now provides a stock buying opportunity that’s too good to miss.I for one would happily buy shares in FTSE 100 power grid operator National Grid, for example. The essential nature of its operations means that it can still expect to grow profits whether or not the UK economy suffers a significant near-term hit from Covid-19. This provides excellent peace of mind for even for the most nervous of investors. I’m expecting the bottom line to swell steadily over the next decade, too, as the blue chip builds its asset base in the UK and the US.National Grid trades on a forward price-to-earnings ratio of 15 times following the stock market crash. This dividend hero carries a gigantic corresponding 5.8% dividend yield, too. And this makes it one of the best-value FTSE 100 income shares out there, in my opinion. But don’t worry if you don’t fancy a slice of this utilities giant. There are plenty of other terrific (and cheap!) Footsie dividend shares to make a fortune with today. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! 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. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

Breaking: Zellwood girl missing

first_img The Anatomy of Fear She is a very pretty girl. I read her height 4′ 10″ and weight approx. 110 pounds on another news channel. That is very small. I hope they can find her soon, and that this ordeal ends well. It is frightening. Pray they find her soon, and that she is safely returned back home, and is not harmed. TAGSOrange County Sheriff’s Office Previous articleFlorida Hospital, like Apopka, transitioning from old to newNext articleErrol developers file plans with city Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! Missing Persons Alert14-year old Zellwood girl missing since Sunday nightFrom the Orange County Sheriff’s OfficeUPDATE: The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is now reporting that the missing teen has been located and returned home safe and sound. OCSO is thanking everyone who shared the Missing Persons Alert.Original Story:The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is on the lookout for a missing Zellwood girl.On April 2nd at 11:00 PM Jennifer Maldonado was last seen leaving the area of Holly Court in Zellwood, Florida. Jennifer is likely to be in the company of Williams Hernandez, a male approximately 45 years of age who is believed to be harboring her.Hernandez drives a Red/White 2001 Ford Mustang bearing FL tag 040WVM. Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact Orange County Sheriff’s Office at 407-836- HELP(4357). Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here April 5, 2017 at 5:39 pm April 4, 2017 at 12:01 am Mama Miacenter_img 2 COMMENTS LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Reply Reply So glad she has returned back home and is safe. Good news! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Mama Mia Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Top 14 2012/2013 Round One select highlights

first_imgTuesday Aug 21, 2012 Top 14 2012/2013 Round One select highlights Some highlights from Round 1 of the 2012/2013 Top 14 season, match by match! There were some good tries, tight battles, controversial tackles, and a big hit by Jonny Wilkinson. While the opening round didn’t provide anything overly spectacular, here is a quick look at the best from each match.Follow RD on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ to avoid missing out on the best of the Top 14ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error random Related Articles 445 WEEKS AGO Steve Hansen discusses Andrew Hore incident… 446 WEEKS AGO Italy vs Australia – Live stream 446 WEEKS AGO Catch up with Ken Cowen and School of Hard… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

66MRN-House / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

first_imgSave this picture!© Derek Swalwell+ 32 Share “COPY” 2013 Houses 66MRN-House / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd photographs:  Derek SwalwellPhotographs:  Derek SwalwellSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellText description provided by the architects. Just off Stevens Road is this Zen-inspired dwelling with strong architectural lines and shapes that are further accentuated by the materials used. Comprising two main volumes, the front block houses the social spots, such as the living and formal dining areas, whilst service functions are relegated to the back, along with the kitchen. Although visually similar, the blocks are distinguished by texture – the social activity block is clad in granite and the service block in fare-faced concrete.Save this picture!First Floor PlanThe design brief called for all spaces on the ground floor to form a cohesive whole so that when all doors are open on the ground floor, the individual spaces merge into a one – starting from the lap pool and garden at the entrance, to the living room in the front block and all the way to the kitchen in the rear block.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellA reflective pool divides the two main blocks and sits at the base of a sheer three-storey-high void that reaches the roof. This void forms the home’s visual and spatial centre and also works as a means of drawing up hot air so that the cooler air can rush in to keep temperatures low.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellThe master bedroom sits on the second floor of the main social volume, whilst the master bathroom as well as the children’s bedrooms are to the back. In the attic floor above is an additional bedroom and number of multipurpose spaces. Adjoining terraces and open decks lined in artificial grass make the rooftop an interesting space where lines between indoor and outdoor space are blurred.Save this picture!Section BBWith its natural textures and abundance of greenery, it is the adherence to minimalist design that forms the essence of this modern family home, thus providing its inhabitants with a relaxing, spacious abode to return to at the end of the day.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellProject gallerySee allShow lessFly Through Milan’s 2015 Expo Site in Progress With the Help of a DroneArchitecture NewsInshopnia / Nan ArquitectosSelected Projects Share Projects CopyAbout this officeONG&ONG Pte LtdOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesSingaporePublished on October 29, 2014Cite: “66MRN-House / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd” 29 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Aquno Select M81Vinyl Walls3MVinyl Finishes in HealthPartners Regions HospitalPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD19SkylightsLAMILUXFlat Roof Exit Comfort DuoMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Iron Moss – Iron CollectionCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWoodBlumer LehmannConsulting and Engineering in Wood ProjectsGlassBendheimLuminous Mirrored GlassWire MeshTwentinoxMetal Mesh – Golf Romeo 7More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Singapore 66MRN-House / ONG&ONG Pte LtdSave this projectSave66MRN-House / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd Architects: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” Year:  Area:  924 ft² Area:  924 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Singapore 2013 Photographslast_img read more

Delaware prisoners cite abuse and Donald Trump as causes of rebellion

first_imgSmyrna, Delaware – The Vaughn “Correctional Center” in rural Smyrna, Del., made international news on Feb. 1 when prisoners set in motion an organized rebellion. They took several prison employees hostage, after having carried out a long and peaceful struggle in vain to improve inhumane conditions inside the prison.During negotiations, while the hashtag #VaughnRebellion circulated online, prisoners were able to get a phone call out to a local media outlet, The News Journal. The paper reported that a prisoner said: “We’re trying to explain the reasons for doing what we’re doing. Donald Trump. Everything that he did. All the things that he’s doing now. We know the institution is going to change for the worse. We got demands that you need to pay attention to, which you need to listen to and you need to let them [be] known. We want education first and foremost. We want a rehabilitation program that works for everybody. We want the money to be allocated so we can know exactly what is going on in the prison, the budget.”Early the next morning, a police task force caused heavy damage to Building C, using heavy machinery to breach and enter the building while prisoners and staff were still inside. Robert Coupe, secretary of the Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security, reported to media that during this entry prisoners shielded one of the hostages, a prison counselor, with their own bodies during the demolition and assault on the building. The other hostage, identified as Sgt. Steven R. Floyd, was found unresponsive and pronounced dead on the scene.Later that day, Delaware police at a press conference declined to give any information about injuries prisoners sustained during the rebellion or the potential cause of Floyd’s death.The Vaughn Rebellion ended the morning of Feb. 2. Within hours, members of Workers World Party, the Baltimore Peoples Power Assembly and former Vaughn prisoners, as well as family members of current prisoners and local supporters, gathered outside Vaughn to stand in solidarity with the prisoners.Demand investigation of inhumane conditionsThe protesters demanded an independent investigation, separate from the police and prison administration, of conditions inside the prison, as well as of the events during the rebellion.  A crucial aspect of such an investigation includes members of the community being able to conduct uncensored interviews with inmates in order to gather information without the prisoners facing reprisals.Former prisoners spoke about conditions inside Vaughn. Isaiah McCoy, whose 2012 conviction was vacated because of prosecutorial misconduct and judicial error, said he was beaten, had his food spat in and his letters tampered with while there. James Green, another former inmate, said the rebellion was the only possible outcome given mistreatment from correctional officers and the administration’s refusal to investigate the officers’ misconduct.Shortly after the demonstration, a prisoner inside Vaughn contacted Workers World Party with information about their demands and some words for the general public. The prisoner emphasized that the narrative given by the media about Sgt. Floyd is false.The prisoner stated: “I knew Sgt. Floyd for 10 years, he was involved in at least one attempted murder and one murder. He was around long enough to be an expert in using the system to attack inmates with write-ups for personal reasons. Inmates have no rights of due process inside the prison, and the administration always sides with the word of a correctional officer, even if they are proven to be lying. Sgt. Floyd has used his position to deny visits if family members who have traveled a long way are even a minute late, denied showers to prisoners, denied phone calls, cut recreation time on a whim which is supposed to be no less than 1 hour and 30 minutes, and frequently used unprofessional and foul language when talking to prisoners. He has consistently done all of these things to attack prisoners for personal reasons. Everyone here knows who he is, and they will tell you the same thing.”The prisoner’s message to everyone on the outside was: “Now is the time for all of us to rise up together. A movement is growing and building everywhere. My dream is to see 1,000 people outside this prison with T-shirts, signs and banners.”A full statement from the Vaughn prisoners will soon be released by Workers World Party.Racist atmosphere in southern DelawareIn addition to heinous misconduct in particular by Sgt. Floyd, reports of racism and torture inside Vaughn are backed up by recent investigations of the Delaware prison system. These include racist remarks from hundreds of local citizens calling for the lynching and beating of inmates and demonstrators.Delaware, the second-smallest state, has an incarceration rate 12 percent higher than the already bloated national average. Two-thirds of prisoners in Delaware are Black, and 86.8 percent are incarcerated for nonviolent drug offenses. African Americans also make up two-thirds of the 344 percent increase in Delaware’s prison capacity over the last 20 years.Local right-wing Delawareans showed up at the solidarity demonstration to intimidate the protesters. They launched a massive campaign of harassment via social media and direct calls to organizers, sending racist messages and death threats before, during and after the demonstration.One man from a right-wing group told media when asked why he was there: “After Obama came in, it’s all gone haywire. Now the blacks think they can run the prisons.”Deteriorating U.S. prison systemThe deteriorating conditions inside the U.S. prison system are usually given a spotlight in the media only when there is violence involving prison staff, as in this case or the bloody Attica Rebellion, in which both prison staff and prisoners were gunned down by state police called in by Gov. Nelson Rockefeller in 1971.Prisoners, former inmates and advocacy groups across the country have been working for years to improve conditions inside prisons for both inmates and staff, but have met with silence and reprisals by prison administrations.Phone calls paid for by family members cost much more than normal collect calls due to contracts that provide kickbacks to the state prison system or county jails. Commissaries charge as much as double or triple what the same goods cost at most public stores — similar to the old “company store” system in which isolated or sharecropper populations were exploited for profit.A common meal served in prison is Nutraloaf, similar to wet dog food in composition. The work of preparation and serving meals is given to prisoners as punishment, and has been the subject of many lawsuits for violating restrictions on cruel and unusual punishment.As forced labor, legal under the U.S. Constitution and called the last holdover of slavery, millions of prisoners are made to work for pitiful wages. Substandard medical care meets the legal requirement for negligence. Prisoners must often wait 48 hours to speak to medical staff, even in urgent situations.Recent years have seen extreme cutbacks of necessary services on the pretext of nebulous “budget concerns.” This does not explain why prisons are cutting services that are offered completely free by religious groups, nonprofits, community advocacy groups, education charities and organizations such as Toastmasters.Delaware Gov. John Carney released a statement, saying: “This was a long and agonizing situation. Our priority now will be to determine what happened and how this happened … and we will make whatever changes are necessary to ensure nothing like it ever happens again.”But these horrible conditions exist in the context of a racist system that incarcerates people of color, especially Black and Latinx people at a far higher rate than that of whites. When asked about the rebellion and the four hostages who were taken, Sharon Black, a leader of Workers World in Baltimore, replied, “Rebellions, as Dr. Martin Luther King said, are the weapon of those who’ve been silenced.  What about the 2,500 prisoners who are being held hostage to the worst kind of inhumane, subhuman kind of conditions? We must hold Gov. Carney accountable to his statement and make sure he makes the necessary changes to conditions inside Vaughn and elsewhere. We will be following up on this.”Workers World Party and the People’s Power Assembly will be working to hold a community hearing in Dover, Del., so that an independent investigation can move forward. Former prisoners, family members and members of the community can present evidence, tell their stories and call for the changes that need to happen inside Vaughn Correctional Center and other prisons across the U.S.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

South African journalist hounded, threatened by opposition politician

first_img Reports “When this politician, who has a history of attacks on the press, accused Karima Brown of spying and posted her phone number online, he knew full well what kinds of reaction he would trigger, especially from his own supporters, said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. He is entirely responsible for this wave of insults, threats and intimidation. We call for a thorough police investigation into this hate campaign so that its perpetrators can be punished. With just weeks to go to general elections, we also ask the electoral commission to take the necessary measures against the threats and attacks to which South Africa’s journalists and media are repeatedly subjected by this party, its supporters and its leader.” South AfricaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists WomenInternetViolence March 13, 2019 South African journalist hounded, threatened by opposition politician Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information Talkshow host Karima Brown has been swamped with insulting texts, anonymous threatening phone calls and hate messages on social networks ever since Julius Malema, the leader of South Africa’s third largest party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), posted a message from Brown with her phone number on his personal Twitter account. Twitter arbitrarily blocks South African newsweekly and several reporters over Covid vaccine story South Africa’s electoral commission has confirmed that it will investigate the complaint that Brown has filed against the EFF. The penalties for breaches of the code of conduct range from a fine to 10 years in prison and a ban on a political party’s participation in the elections. News South AfricaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists WomenInternetViolence The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa News to go further November 19, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Malema posted a screenshot of this message with Brown’s phone number circled in red on his Twitter account, which has 2.35 million followers, and he accused her of planning to send “moles” to the meeting. He subsequently said he thought she was “state agent (..) an operative” and that she was “working for state security.” Source : SABC Digital News Under article 8 of the code of conduct in effect for the national elections on 8 May, political parties and candidates are required to “take all reasonable steps to ensure that journalists are not subjected to harassment, intimidation, hazard, threat or physical assault by any of their representatives or supporters.” Brown, who works for eNCA television and the Johannesburg commercial radio station 702, had intended to send the message to a WhatsApp group for media people who cover the EFF but she sent to an EFF WhatsApp group by mistake. In the message she urged her colleagues to pay close attention to a meeting between the EFF and a group of elders. RSF_en Organisation RSF has seen many texts and posts with insulting, misogynous and racists comments about Brown, calls for her to be raped, and explicit threats against her life. For the most part, these comments were made by people identifying themselves as supporters of the EFF and its leader. RSF already condemned Malema’s repeated use of threats and insults against journalists and media outlets last November, and an organization that represents journalists and media outlets filed a complaint against him the following month. February 4, 2021 Find out more South Africa is ranked 28th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. After a South African opposition politician triggered a wave of insulting and threatening messages against a journalist by accusing her of spying and by posting her phone number online, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for a thorough investigation in order to sanction all those responsible for unleashing this wave of hatred less than two months before national elections. On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia November 27, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on South Africalast_img read more

Owners of Sheraton Pasadena Owe City Nearly $700,000 in Back Taxes, Lawsuit Claims

first_imgBusiness News Owners of Sheraton Pasadena Owe City Nearly $700,000 in Back Taxes, Lawsuit Claims By BRIAN DAY Published on Thursday, August 20, 2020 | 1:56 pm Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Photo courtesy VisitPasadena.comThe owners of the Sheraton Pasadena owe the city more than $690,000 in delinquent taxes, the city alleges in a lawsuit.Urban Commons LLC and associated companies Hospitality LLC, EHT SPH LLC, and Aimbridge Hospitality LLC are named in a complaint filed by the city in April, claiming it has not received $690,806.26 that was collected via Pasadena’s Transient Occupancy Tax over a nine-month period.“The Hotel has failed to remit (or failed to timely remit) TOT or TBID (Tourism Business Improvement District) assessments for a significant portion of time from the periods of May 2019 through February 2020,” according to the complaint.In addition to the back taxes, the city is also seeking interest, penalties, and attorney fees.The parties are scheduled to meet in Los Angeles Superior Court for a status conference on Sept. 16, said Pasadena Chief Assistant City Attorney Javan Rad.Urban Commons representatives said in a written statement that the company hoped to avoid litigation.“In the past 90 days, Urban Commons has paid over 50% of outstanding taxes to the city of Pasadena,” the statement said. “We are processing an additional ‘good faith’ payment to the city, which we hope will ensure Pasadena City Council approves a payment plan that was submitted to the city attorney on July 23rd.“If the payment plan is approved, we believe there will no longer be a cause for a lawsuit,” according to the statement.“If the payment plan is approved, we believe there will no longer be a cause for a lawsuit,” according to the statement.By city law, hotel operators are to collect TOT taxes and TBID assessments from guests, and those funds “shall be held in trust for the account of the city until payment is made to the tax administrator.”The funds are supposed to be turned over on the or before the 20th day of the month after the guests made their stays. The lawsuit alleges that Urban Commons failed to do so.“(The defendants) have misappropriated, commingled and/or misidentified a certain and presently ascertainable amount of TOT principal collected from hotel guests, which remains unpaid,” the claim states. The city of Pasadena “has made multiple demands for remittance of the TOT principal, penalties, and interest, as discussed herein.”Furthermore, the lawsuit alleges that “all or some of the monies owed under the TOT and TBID ordinances were used in the purchase, improvement and repair of the Hotel and other properties and assets owned and/or operated by one or more (defendant).”The city’s claim against the businesses also describes “half-hearted efforts to delay this action.”Urban Commons representatives promised to pay 50 percent of the amount owed in early March, then follow up with the remaining 50 percent three weeks later, according to the claim and emails provided by the city.A payment of 10 to 20 percent of the total bill was made on March 6, and a company official promised payments would continue to come over the next three weeks until the debt was paid, the claim states.“Upon information and belief, as of the date of this Complaint, (the defendants) have made no payments following the fractional payment of March 6,” according to the claim.Urban commons paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in back taxes related to its operation of the Queen Mary to the city of Long Beach two months ago after the city had threatened to take them to court, the Long Beach Post reported.And the Long Beach Business Journal reported that officials from the cities of San Mateo or San Jose have also said Urban Commons owes delinquent hotel occupancy taxes to their municipalities. 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University of Limerick researchers help Brazilian police combat distribution of child…

first_imgIs Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? A GROUP of researchers at the University of Limerick have teamed up with federal police in Brazil to combat the distribution of child pornography on the dark web.The research, recently published in the Nature’s Scientific Reports journal, details the results of applying network analysis to assess the effectiveness of Operation Darknet – a Brazilian Federal Police crackdown on one of largest paedophile online forums hidden by the Tor browser.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The police operation, carried out between 2014 and 2016, led to the arrest and identification of 182 users – 170 of which were distributors – and the rescue of six children. 766 of the more than 10,000 users were sharing content.The team of researchers from the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (MACSI) and the Centre for Social Issues Research, both based at UL, subsequently investigated how effective the operation was in disrupting the distribution of the content.The research team, which included a federal police officer from Brazil, used the analysis to suggest the best ways to target individuals to maximise the effect of this disruption.“Network analysis has previously been applied to drug trafficking networks and terrorist networks to identify structural weaknesses and key figures in these illicit networks,” explained Dr Pádraig Mac Carron, a postdoctoral researcher who worked with Dr Bruno da Cunha, Kleber A. Oliveira and Professor James Gleeson on the research.“Initially the police investigation was highly effective, quickly arresting those responsible for more than half the content provided. However, subsequent targets were less optimally selected. This analysis should lead to more efficient police interventions,” he added.The team believe the collaboration to be a first between Brazilian law enforcement and Irish mathematicians. Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro, mentioned the UL research in a recent interview, outlining that “one should invest in intelligence methods to enrich police work” and that “the publication is an index of the quality of the scientific know-how of the Brazilian Federal Police”.The research was partly funded by Science Foundation Ireland and by the European Research Tom [email protected] Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Print Advertisement Limerick on Covid watch list Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 WhatsApp Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Previous articleLimerick entrepreneurs encouraged to plan for short and long-term successNext articleDouble for Billy Lee and all this weeks Racing News Staff Reporter Email TAGSBrazilCrimeeducationLimerick City and CountyResearchUniversity of Limerick Twitter Facebook TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! NewsCrime & CourtEducationUniversity of Limerick researchers help Brazilian police combat distribution of child pornographyBy Staff Reporter – February 17, 2020 458 Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past yearlast_img read more

Supreme Court Allows To Implead 8 Farmers Unions In PILs Seeking Removal Of Farmers Protests; To Hear Tomorrow

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court Allows To Implead 8 Farmers Unions In PILs Seeking Removal Of Farmers Protests; To Hear Tomorrow LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK16 Dec 2020 8:04 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the impleadment of eight farmers unions in the petitions seeking removal of the farmers protests at the Delhi borders.A bench headed by the Chief Justice of India allowed the following unions to be added :Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU – Rakesh Tikait)BKU-Sidhupur (Jagjeet S. Dallewal)BKU-Rajewal (Balbeer Singh Rajewal)BKU-Lakhowal (Harinder…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?LoginThe Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the impleadment of eight farmers unions in the petitions seeking removal of the farmers protests at the Delhi borders.A bench headed by the Chief Justice of India allowed the following unions to be added :Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU – Rakesh Tikait)BKU-Sidhupur (Jagjeet S. Dallewal)BKU-Rajewal (Balbeer Singh Rajewal)BKU-Lakhowal (Harinder Singh Lakhowal)Jamhoori Kisan Sabha (Kulwant Singh Sandhu)BKU-Dakaunda (Buta Singh Burjgill)BKU – Doaba (Manjit Singh Rai)Kul Hind Kisan Federation (Prem Singh Bhangu)The bench issued notice returnable by tomorrow. The petitions are listed tomorrow.During the hearing on Wednesday, the CJI SA Bobde indicated that the Court might form a committee for negotiations with the Unions.”Your negotiation does not work apparently; we will form a committee to resolve the issue”, the CJI told the Solicitor General. “Otherwise this will soon become a national issue. It seems government may not be able to work out”, the CJI added.(Detailed report of today’s court room exchange in the case may be read here).CJI tells Parihar that liberty will be given to him to join the party. Adv. Rahul Mehra, GNCTD appears: No efforts have been made to check the veracity of the claims of the Petitioners and to show the authenticity.— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) December 16, 2020 The Petitioners had sought immediate removal of protesting farmers from border areas of Delhi-NCR on the ground that they increase the risk of COVID-19 spread in Delhi. The petitioners also referred to the recent judgment of the Supreme Court in the Shaheen Bagh case to argue that the protests blocking public roads are illegal.Thousands of protesters, mostly from Punjab, have been camping in the border areas of Delhi-NCR since November 26 raising a demand that the Central Government repeal the recently passed farmers laws.Explained: The 3 Farmers Bills And The Controversies Surrounding ThemAfter the support for the protests swelled, the Central Government invited the leaders for talks. However, the talks are yet to yield results and the protesters are standing firm on their demand that the laws must be taken back.The Supreme Court has issued notices on a batch of petitions which challenge the constitutional validity of the said Acts. Interestingly, the Bar Council of Delhi has also written to the Prime Minister seeking the repeal of the laws saying that provisions barring the jurisdiction of civil courts over disputes under the Acts affect legal profession.Click here to read/download the orderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more