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TSL Limited (TSL.zw) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgTSL Limited (TSL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about TSL Limited (TSL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the TSL Limited (TSL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: TSL Limited (TSL.zw)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileTSL Limited, listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange, participates in the auctioning of tobacco, printing and packaging, supply of inputs to agriculture, storage and distribution services. The Company was founded in 1957 and through the energetic pursuit and implementation of a diversification strategy has grown to become a significant player in its chosen spheres of operation.last_img

The IQE share price is rebounding: would I buy this UK share?

first_img Kirsteen Mackay | Friday, 27th November, 2020 | More on: IQE Image source: Getty Images. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. British semiconductor company IQE (LSE:IQE) has had a pretty good 2020, all things considered. Founded in Wales, it’s a tech company that manufactures a range of applications for optoelectronic, electronic, wireless and solar devices. The IQE share price has recovered from the March market crash but is now experiencing some resistance to its rise. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Kirsteen 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. The IQE share price is rebounding: would I buy this UK share? See all posts by Kirsteen Mackay Share price reboundUK shares have been a mixed bag this year, with many companies suffering severely at the hands of Covid-19. While the IQE share price collapsed as much as 69% in March, it has since rebounded to be almost 20% higher than its January opening price.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…Its market cap is £497m and earnings per share (EPS) are 0.13p but its price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) is an astronomical 480!The group expects to be delivering a mid-single-digit million pound adjusted operating profit for FY20. This will raise EPS and reduce the P/E, but it’s unlikely to come in at a sensible level. Therefore, I believe the positive sentiment surrounding IQE’s future is already well priced in to the share, and I don’t think IQE shares are a bargain at their current price.Learning from past mistakesIQE’s past earnings history doesn’t make for great reading, it’s been known to hype investors up with anticipation, only to leave them bitterly disappointed with the results. Nevertheless, it appears to have won some business in recent months, and its 2020 revenues have been better than expected. It also revised its full-year revenue expectations to be at least £170m.IQE recently won a large contract for the military and defence sector worth over $10m. And it hopes to reduce its net debt for 2020. The IQE share price remains down 65% from its 2017 all-time high. This is a point of pain for long-term holders.Source: IQELooking to the futureThe advent of 5G, autonomous vehicles and the Internet of Things are all areas that have been hyped to the max this year, fuelling investor speculation and a price rise in related stocks. I think it’s true that these areas will continue to rise in demand. 5G deployment is set to get going again once the pandemic is behind us. Also, 3D sensing products are increasingly required for use in consumer electronics, the automotive industry, and healthcare. These are all sectors that IQE operates in.Dr Drew Nelson, IQE’s founder and chief, is stepping down to make way for a new visionary. A successor has not yet been found, but management is seeking someone who can lead IQE to capitalise effectively on the growth opportunities presenting themselves. This may bode well for the IQE share price and future shareholder returns.If I owned IQE stock, I’d continue to hold, but I’m not tempted to buy at the current share price. I don’t consider it among the best UK shares to buy now and can think of quite a few cheaper stocks I’d prefer to own.  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.last_img read more

Apopka Police Department preparing for opioid crisis

first_img Please enter your comment! Just caught the tail end of something on tv about Walgreens is going to sell the Narcan spray, and I think I heard it will be $ 125.00 per unit. I don’t know if it will be prescription, or over the counter. Didn’t catch all of the news about it. Think I heard this right……$125.00 is a lot, but not a lot to save the life of someone, in the grand scheme of things……. I don’t know much about this subject, but I have read where some cities in some areas of the country, have had to spend so much excess money on the Narcan, that some city leaders have said that they were going to limit its usage, if the same people kept overdosing continuously, and that if they had already given the treatment to them over and over repeatedly, that it was breaking up the city paying for it, for people like that, and they were going to impose a certain number of times they would save someone with the Narcan, and that would be it! I honestly don’t know what I think about that. I see this a grant here, that will pay for this. 3 COMMENTS TAGSApopka Police DepartmentThe VOICE of Public Health Previous articleApopka Police Department Arrest ReportNext articleSpirit of Florida Gospel Fest this weekend Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The VOICE of Public HealthThe Apopka Police Department is issuing medical kits and training officers to help save lives from increasingly common opioid overdoses.From the Apopka Police Department Public Information OfficeThe municipal agency, which leads efforts to support the health and welfare of the community, received a Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant issued by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to acquire Narcan, or Naloxone – a medication that counteracts the impacts of opioid overdoses. Each police officer is receiving one package of the inhalant medication and specialized training to recognize and treat overdose cases.“There are a lot of paradigm shifts going on with law enforcement in the community,” said Apopka Police Chief Mike McKinley. “Equipping officers with lifesaving equipment and training, including medications like Naloxone, not only enhances our ability to respond to help the community but supports the mission of the Apopka Fire Department and EMS as well.”Drug overdose deaths – more specifically, opioid-involved deaths – continue to increase throughout the United States. Opioids often are prescription painkillers such as morphine, methadone, hydrocodone, and oxycodone. Heroin also is an illegal opioid. The majority of drug overdose deaths (more than six out of ten) involve an opioid. From 2012 to 2016, the Orange-Osceola Medical Examiner’s Office reported an increase from 98 to 189 opioid-related deaths. Since 1999, the number of overdose deaths across the country involving opioids (including prescription opioids and heroin) quadrupled. With the increase in prescription opioids and the law enforcement efforts making heroin more and more difficult to obtain, prescription abuse has become more prevalent over the last few years. Additionally, with synthetic narcotics becoming more powerful and available, (such as fentanyl), communities have seen an increase in abuse and overdoses. An estimated 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.Under the direction of Chief McKinley, Deputy Police Chief Randy Fernandez, who also is a state certified paramedic, created the policy and training program for Apopka’s police officers. “The Apopka Fire Department has great response times to emergencies, but police officers are in the community and often arrive at scenes before an ambulance’s arrival. Chief McKinley felt it was important to enhance the training and ability of the officers to effectively respond, when seconds count, during a medical emergency,” Fernandez said.Chief McKinley is an advocate of the Naloxone program and thought it was a valuable project. With the grant program funded by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the police department can distribute the medication to all officers with no cost to the citizens of Apopka. Along with Apopka, law enforcement agencies, including the Orange County, Ocoee, Winter Park, Orlando, and many others within the local area all have instituted opioid overdose programs. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear Mama Mia Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herecenter_img October 27, 2017 at 6:45 pm October 27, 2017 at 6:57 pm Please enter your name here October 26, 2017 at 7:44 pm It is on the internet on ABC news…..Walgreens will offer Narcan, for sale without prescription to walk- ins. They will have a trained pharmacy employee who will demonstrate how to use the spray. It will be available at Walgreens in 45 states. I don’t know if Florida is one of those states. Also in Conn. certain public schools will have it on hand, and even at eight of Conn.’s elementary level public schools….. That is pretty shocking! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reply Mama Mia Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Mama Mialast_img read more

House-T / Tsukano Architect Office

first_img Year:  Photographs House-T / Tsukano Architect OfficeSave this projectSaveHouse-T / Tsukano Architect Office “COPY” Architects: Tsukano Architect Office Area Area of this architecture project Area:  108 m² Area:  108 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Kenichi Asano+ 23 Share House-T / Tsukano Architect Office ArchDaily Projects Year:  CopyHouses•Miyazaki, Japan 2013 Japan 2013 “COPY” Houses photographs:  Kenichi AsanoPhotographs:  Kenichi AsanoStructural Design:Hiroshi Okamoto, Tomoe TsukanoSite Area:172 sqmArchitect In Charge:Michiya TsukanoCity:MiyazakiCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Section This scheme has been planned for the downtown in Miyazaki, located in Southern Japan. The road in front is so busy and noisy, and there are tall buildings for residence at the south.Save this picture!© Kenichi AsanoConsidering all these factors, I came up with a brilliant idea to harmonize with the circumstances having a piece of white plate wrap the whole home space. With the white plate, the house can get separated from outer crowdedness, while sun light is allowed to come into the courtyard, which makes inner space warm and brighter. Save this picture!© Kenichi AsanoProject gallerySee allShow lessRooms / Ando CorporationSelected ProjectsLandfill Reclaimation: Fresh Kills Park Develops as a Natural Coastal Buffer and Par…Architecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/339463/house-t-tsukano-architect-office Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/339463/house-t-tsukano-architect-office Clipboard CopyAbout this officeTsukano Architect OfficeOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMiyazakiHousesJapanPublished on March 04, 2013Cite: “House-T / Tsukano Architect Office” 04 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesCupa PizarrasCupaclad® 101 Random in Les PalmiersUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Ridgelight 25-40°Porcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – Coverlam ImperialWindowspanoramah!®ah! Vertical SlidingFastenersSchöckConcrete Façade Fasteners – Isolink®CarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Arena®CoatingsFormicaLaminate – ColorCore®2More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?T之住宅/ Tsukano Architect Office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 streamlast_img read more

Hiiu Lõvi (HIIU) / Alver Arhitektid

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/463828/hiiu-lovi-hiiu-alver-arhitektid Clipboard Year:  Estonia photographs:  Kaido HaagenPhotographs:  Courtesy of Alver Arhitektid, Kaido HaagenMain Contractor:AS Merko Ehitus EestiClient:OÜ TardamelDesign Team:Andres Alver, Tarmo Laht, Indrek Rünkla, Ulla Saar, Sven KoppelInterior:Edina Dufala-Pärn, Martin PärnCity:TallinnCountry:EstoniaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Kaido HaagenRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodBruagBalcony Balustrades Save this picture!Courtesy of Alver Arhitektid”Hiiu” is located in Tallinn, Estonia. It constitutes the first phase of a larger development by OÜ Tardamel – a local Estonian developer. The complex includes 8,500 m² of residential units – 23 apartments (phase 1) and 10 single-family houses, all integrated into the surrounding landscape of the Tallinn’s picturesque historic neighborhood of Nõmme. The project was defined by its site and the local zoning regulations which restricted the amount of developed space to a maximum of 600 m2 per unit. Thus, the overall concept of the project became “Buildings in the park”.Save this picture!Section BaseThe first phase – the apartment houses – are positioned more densely to provide for a more urban/communal atmosphere than the individual residences which are currently under construction. Along with the stages, he development was split into three parts materially as well. The apartment houses are clad in copper, which will gradually turn greenish, blending into the park. The private houses are split into either white (the taller houses in the middle of the park), or timber (the lower bulkier houses on the opposite side of the park from the apartment houses).Project gallerySee allShow lessSeeleben Condominium / Spado ArchitectsSelected ProjectsJinan Vanke Marketing Center / Tsushima Design StudioSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Tallinn, EstoniaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Area:  8500 m² Area:  8500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyApartments•Tallinn, Estonia Save this picture!Courtesy of Alver Arhitektid+ 27 Share ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeAlver ArhitektidOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsTallinnHousingResidentialEstoniaPublished on January 06, 2014Cite: “Hiiu Lõvi (HIIU) / Alver Arhitektid” 06 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More 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 Hiiu Lõvi (HIIU) / Alver ArhitektidSave this projectSaveHiiu Lõvi (HIIU) / Alver Arhitektid “COPY” 2013 Hiiu Lõvi (HIIU) / Alver Arhitektid Apartments Architects: Alver Arhitektid Area Area of this architecture project 2013 Year:  Photographs Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/463828/hiiu-lovi-hiiu-alver-arhitektid Clipboardlast_img read more

On the picket line

first_imgMilwaukee bus drivers stage walkoutContract negotiations between the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 998, representing over 1,000 public bus drivers and mechanics, majority African American, in the Milwaukee (Wisc.) County Transit System, came to a halt June 29, when 93 percent of the membership voted to reject the company’s latest concessions offer and 92 percent voted to authorize a strike. At issue are management’s plans to hire several hundred part-time drivers, with no benefits and an exemption from paying union dues under the state’s “right to work” law. Also, management won’t increase the length of bathroom breaks during workers’ routes, and workers are demanding no cuts in their pensions and no more out-of-pocket costs for health care.The walkout, which began July 1 and lasted 72 hours, was met with large, enthusiastic rallies organized by the Milwaukee Teachers Education Association and supported by the Public Museum Employees Local 526, the Milwaukee County Labor Council, the state AFL-CIO affiliated unions, Defeat Right to Work in Wisconsin, Fight for 15 and the Transit Riders Union, among others. The All People’s Church organized a free solidarity ride program to help commuters during the walkout. (fightbacknews.org, July 2)Photo: Milwaukee Teachers’ Education AssociationOne step forward, one step back for Calif. farmworkersTwo lawsuits brought by California farmworkers against the state’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration were settled June 11. The suits charged CalOSHA with failing to protect farmworkers from extreme heat conditions on the job, resulting in multiple worker deaths. At a press conference, family members of the deceased, alongside United Farm Workers President Arturo S. Rodriguez, announced sweeping changes to CalOSHA’s inspection and enforcement procedures. Changes include more frequent and comprehensive inspections of outdoor working conditions, with specific attention to repeat violators of safety laws. A pilot program was set up so workers can anonymously report violations in the field. (ufw.org, June 11)However, another court decision threatens the ability of farmworkers to bargain collectively with employers. On May 18, the state’s Fifth District Court of Appeals ruled that farmworkers’ “mandatory mediation law” was unconstitutional. The law, passed in 2002, provides for a state mediator to institute terms for a binding union contract when management walks away from the bargaining table. Without this law, management is under no legal obligation to bargain in good faith with workers over issues like job safety, pay, hiring and firing. UFW vowed to appeal the ruling. Not surprisingly, the case is supported by some of the U.S.’s most powerful conservative, ­anti-union organizations. (inthesetimes.com, June 17)New labor regs take effectA National Labor Relations Board regulation went into effect April 14 that is designed to shorten the time workers wait between petitioning for union representation and holding elections. Before this, organizers had to wait over a month before an election could be held, giving employers time to use intimidation tactics and propaganda campaigns to upset election results. “Delay hurts because they can fire one more worker, or engage in five more captive-audience meetings or three more supervisor one-on-ones per person,” said Kate Bronfenbrenner, Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations.After just three weeks from the start date, average waiting times have been decreased by 14 days compared to the same period in 2014. (Labor Notes, June 19) No wonder a big business coalition, led by the Chamber of Commerce, has filed a lawsuit challenging the new regulation.A June 11 report by the Century Foundation notes that the regulations have the potential to encourage innovation in the unionizing process: ”We believe a new online tool designed to take employees through a step-by-step labor organizing process could be effective in increasing unionization.” For a new generation of tech-savvy, low-wage workers, unionizing may soon be easier.Millions more to receive overtime payPresident Barack Obama announced on June 30 a proposal to extend overtime pay to as many as 5 million salaried workers. Since the 1938 passage of the so-called Fair Labor Standards Act, employers have been required to pay salaried workers one-and-a-half times their regular hourly wage when they work more than 40 hours a week. Regarding the salary cap, this provision has failed to keep up with inflation, thus excluding pay at time-and-a-half for millions of workers. Currently, only workers who make less than $23,660 yearly are entitled to overtime rates. This salary is so low that as income for a family of four it is well below the federal poverty line.The Obama administration’s proposal would more than double the salary cap. Thus, workers making less than $50,440 a year are eligible for the overtime rate effective in 2016. Notably, women workers comprise 56 percent of those who will benefit from this reform. The U.S. secretary of labor has the authority to change overtime provisions without congressional approval. (whitehouse.gov and ­dol.gov, June 30)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Buffalo, N.Y., banner drop on May Day 2020

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this In honor of International Workers Day, local activists adorned several overpasses with radical demands on behalf of the working class, including calls for rent cancellation and universal healthcare.Credit:  Oscar Elliotlast_img

Limerick hospital unit reopens after three day closure

first_imgCelebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick The Mid-Western Regional Hospital in Dooradoyleby Bernie English [email protected] Acute Medical Assessment unit at the University Hospital in Dooradoyle re-opened early this week after a three day closure as the hospital struggled to cope with a surge in patient numbers.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Irish Medial Organisation (IMO) was critical of the fact that hospital management advised GPs  that the unit had no room for seriously ill patients because of overcrowding in the Emergency Department since Christmas.IMO spokesman Dr Ray Walley said the hospital’s decision put seriously ill people and GPs in the region under “extreme pressure”.“This shows the true state of the Irish health service as we enter 2014. It shows a broken system that has no room for seriously ill people who need it.”He said it  beggared belief that the Government was cutting services at a time when hospitals couldn’t treat people who were referred there by their GP”.He added the move had also put huge pressure on neighbouring hospitals and resulted in even longer waiting times for patients when they presented at the emergency departments of those hospitals.“This is a ludicrous situation where seriously ill patients are being forced onto A&E trolleys instead of being treated in the assessment unit and is completely unsustainable.A spokesman for the HSE said GPs had been notified of a “major surge” in the emergency department  and that some of these patients had to be accommodated in the assessment unit. WhatsApp NewsHealthLocal NewsLimerick hospital unit reopens after three day closureBy Guest Writer – January 17, 2014 837 Email Previous articlePenal laws (Editorial)Next articleMunster hunt home quarter final berth Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook TAGSfeaturedHSEIrish Medial OrganisationMusic LimerickUniversity Hospital RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Printcenter_img Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Joint Easter message on Covid 19 from Limerick City and County Council, HSE, UL Hospitals and An Garda Síochána Linkedin Advertisement #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ SCAM ALERT: HSE warn of bogus calls following cyber attack No vaccines in Limerick yet Twitterlast_img read more

SC Seeks Govt.’s Response On Challenge To Non-Payment Of Wages To Tea Garden Workers During COVID Lockdown

first_imgTop StoriesSC Seeks Govt.’s Response On Challenge To Non-Payment Of Wages To Tea Garden Workers During COVID Lockdown Sanya Talwar13 May 2020 9:51 PMShare This – x The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the State Government of Assam to respond to a plea seeking payment of wages and ration supplies to Tea Plantation workers within 10 days.A bench comprising Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices Indu Malhotra & Hrishikesh Roy observed that even though the bench is not usually inclined to interfere, it would do so in this case as Assam tea gardens…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 Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the State Government of Assam to respond to a plea seeking payment of wages and ration supplies to Tea Plantation workers within 10 days.A bench comprising Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices Indu Malhotra & Hrishikesh Roy observed that even though the bench is not usually inclined to interfere, it would do so in this case as Assam tea gardens “have a history”.Senior Advocate Colin Gonsalves appeared for the petitioner(s) and stated that none of the tea plantation workers were being paid despite directions during the Coronavirus induced lockdown.The Court noted that statements put forth by Gonsalves were “vague” and that the State must be supplied with requisite details so as to respond.Additional Advocate General of Assam Nalin S. Kohli stated that the petition copy was received by him “only this morning” and submitted that he had “verbal instructions to state that the Government was in fact dispensing with salaries to workers”.”We normally don’t interfere but Assam Tea Gardens have a history. File a reply to this within 10 days” – CJI SA BobdeCourt was hearing an application averring that,”the workers of the tea estates of Assam have not been paid any wages for the period during which the tea estates have been under closure due to the lockdown”The application has been filed as an intervention plea by a trade union of Assam more than 25000 tea garden workers who are members of the petitioner trade union. The petitioner trade union is primarily engaged in issues of the workers of tea estates of Assam.”After the lockdown on account of COVID-19 virus, the applicant is being approached by several tea garden workers regarding non-payment of wages and ration in different tea gardens in Assam. Hence the applicant is filing this application seeking urgent listing of the application and immediate relief for the workers.” – Excerpt of PetitionThe plea, inter alia, highlights that that “despite specific government orders were passed and demands were raised by different workers union in several tea gardens, workers are not being paid their wages and rations by their employers. The workers in the tea gardens are in dire circumstances and facing extreme poverty”Additionally, it has been contended by the Assam Sangrami Chah Sramik Sangha that there has been non-implementation of the order passed by the Supreme Court in the matter of International Union of Food Agricuture & Ors. V. Union of India.”The writ petition was disposed of by an order dated 06.08.2010, by which the Central Government was directed to carry out their statutory duties, in terms of Sections 16- B, 16-C, 16-D and 16-E of the Tea Act, 1953 within a period of six months. As the direction issued by this Court was not complied with, the Petitioner filed the above contempt petition.” – Excerpt of Contempt PleaOn April 5, 2018, the Supreme Court had directed four States to make an interim payment of approximately Rs. 127 crores to tea garden workers whose legal dues had remained unpaid for over 15 years now.A bench comprising Justice S.A. Bobde and Justice L.N. Rao directed the States of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal to make the payments on a contempt petition filed by the International Union of Food Association and the Paschim Banga Khet Majdoor Samity.Click Here To Download the PetitionClick here to read the Order Next Storylast_img read more

Family of 4 among 10 killed in fiery plane crash near Dallas

first_imgAneese/iStock(DALLAS) — A family of four from Texas was among 10 people killed when a small twin-engine plane they were on crashed into a hangar and burst into flames after takeoff from a Dallas area airport, according to officials from the school one of the victims attended. In a letter sent to parents on Monday, officials at John Paul II High School in Plano, Texas, confirmed that one of their students, her brother, and their mother and stepfather were killed in Sunday’s crash. The school identified student Alice Maritato as among those killed in the crash in the Dallas suburb of Addison. Her brother, Dylan Maritato, attended All Saints Catholic School, which feeds into John Paul II High. The students’ mother, Ornella Ellard, and their stepfather, Brian Ellard, also perished in the crash, school officials wrote in their letter. School officials, who are planning a memorial Mass for the victims on Wednesday, said Alice Maritato was scheduled to graduate in 2022. The children are survived by their father, Michele Maritato, according to school officials. Ornella Ellard was an interior designer while her husband, Brian Ellard, owned an art gallery and an upscale Italian restaurant in Dallas, according to ABC station WFAA in Dallas. The aircraft they were on crashed into an empty hangar around 9 a.m. on Sunday morning after taking off from Addison Airport, north of Dallas, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Beechcraft BE-350 King Air aircraft was destroyed by fire and there were no survivors.All 10 people aboard the airplane, including two crew members, were killed, according to authorities. Positive identifications were made for Brian Ellard, 52, Stephen Thelen, 58, Matthew Palmer, 27, Alice Maritato, 15 and Dylan Maritato, 13, according to the Dallas County medical examiner. The names of the others who died have not been released by the coroner. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating the cause of the crash.Witnesses said the plane lifted into the air before it veered to the left and rolled over, the left wing hitting the hanger and bursting into flames. The flight was headed to St. Petersburg, Florida.The episode marked the deadliest plane crash in the state since 1991, when a commuter plane crashed into a cornfield near Eagle Lake, killing all 14 people on board, according to the NTSB’s aviation accident database.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more