CIEL Textile Limited (FKL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about CIEL Textile Limited (FKL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CIEL Textile Limited (FKL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CIEL Textile Limited (FKL.mu) 2012 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileCIEL Textile Limited is engaged in the manufacturing and sale of knitted garments locally and internationally. The countries in which the company sells these products include Mauritius, Madagascar, Asia, and South Africa. Within the company’s production line, there are fabrics, jersey-wear garments, t-shirts and polo shirts, sweatshirts, joggers, and knitwear. CIEL Textile Limited operates the sale of its products through the company’s subsidiaries such as Harris Wilson, Blu River, Aquarelle Shirt, and Floreal Boutique. The company is a subsidiary of CIEL Group and is based in Ebène, Mauritius. CIEL Textile Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Universal Insurance Company Plc (UNIVIN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Universal Insurance Company Plc (UNIVIN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Universal Insurance Company Plc (UNIVIN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Universal Insurance Company Plc (UNIVIN.ng) 2017 abridged results.Company ProfileUniversal Insurance Company Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover all cases of non-life insurance for the individual, commercial and institutional sectors. The company also offers banking products and services as well as risk management services. General insurance products cover motor, property, marine, accidents, engineering and contractors, bond, HCPI, oil and gas, guarantees and indemnities and occupier’s liability insurance. Commercial and institutional products cover all risks associated with the hospitality, construction, logistics, capital markets and real estate sectors as well as financial coverage for accidents, theft, vandalism and motor vehicle collisions. Universal Insurance Company Plc receives reinsurance support from Swiss Reinsurance Company of Zurich. Established in 1961 and formerly known as the Universal Insurance Company Limited (UNISURE), the company changed its name to Universal Insurance Company following its amalgamation with United Trust Assurance Company Limited, Oriental Insurance Company Limited and African Safety Insurance Company Limited. Universal Insurance Plc has operations across the country in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Universal Insurance Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Follow the news on Sudan News SudanAfrica Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent News Organisation Already on January 16, Nhial Bol, publication manager of Khartoum Monitor, had been sentenced to a 500 000-Sudanese dinar fine (2 200 euros) for writing in Khartoum Monitor that the railway state company was turning a blind eye on the transportation of people abducted by Arab-slave merchants. In the case of non-payment, he will spend six months in prison. The daily had also been condemned to a 1,5-million-Sudanese dinar fine (6 597 euros). Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa Receive email alerts News March 29, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF_en to go further In a letter addressed to Interior minister Abdel Rahim Mohamed Hussein, Reporters sans Frontières (Reporters Without Borders – RSF) protested against the imposition of an outrageous fine on Hussein Khojali, editor in chief of Alwan. “It is unacceptable to sentence this journalist to a 500 000-Sudanese dinar fine (2 200 euros) even for publishing false information. The sum is totally out of proportion with the misdeed committed and compared to the standard of living in Sudan”, declared Robert Ménard, general secretary of the organisation. News SudanAfrica April 6, 2020 Find out more According to the information gathered by RSF, Hussein Khojali, editor in chief of the daily Alwan, was sentenced on January 23 to a 500 000-Sudanese dinar fine (2 200 euros) for publishing false information. In the case of non-payment, the journalist is liable to one-year imprisonment. The Alwan newspaper has been fined 700 000 Sudanese dinar (3 080 euros). According to the criminal court of Khartoum, Hussein Khojali published an article in which he stated the departure from Khartoum of the Transports minister Lam Akol, to join in the South the rebels fighting against the government. Another journalist of the daily, Hadiyah Ali, was sentenced to a 200 000-Sudanese dinar fine (880 euros) for the same reasons. He is also liable to six-month imprisonment if he does not pay. Alwan has decided to appeal against both these decisions. Besides, two other journalists of Alwan have been acquitted. January 24, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 An editor in chief liable to prison for publishing false information April 10, 2020 Find out more
Linkedin Peace process and garda surveillance reap dividendsFOUR months after the Limerick Post exclusively revealed that a peace process between the city’s leading feuding families had been brokered by a group of businessmen – a story since highlighted by the Sunday Independent – figures just released by the Central Statistics Office confirm a significant decrease in serious crime in Limerick. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Co-ordinators of the peace process have confirmed that none of the parties to the agreement was involved in two recent shootings, one in the Hyde Road area and the second in Downey Street.In March, a spokesperson for the four member group of highly esteemed professional people engaged in brokering the peace agreement, told this reporter that all but one of the families involved were unified in their resolve “to end the violence and bury the guns”.The group’s spokesperson said this week: “The fact there there has been little or no violent criminal activity over the past months, and is being sustained, bears out what they say – that for the sake of their children, they want to live in peace”.It is believed that last week’s gun attacks were not carried out by those families who signed up to the peace agreement. The first of the recent shootings was directed at a house on Hyde Road, belonging to a member of the Dundon family. John Dundon had just returned to the city and contacted gardai at Roxboro Station, declaring his willingness to present himself before the District Court for previous public order charges.The gardai have arrested two men in connection with a shooting attack on a house in Downey Street, not believed to be feud related.Meanwhile, the gardai have confirmed a drop of 18 per cent in crime in Limerick for the first six months of this year. They attribute the decline to a number of factors, including the deployment of the Regional Support Unit, comprising two sergeants and 10 gardai and the Emergency Response Unit, to areas that are regularly subjected to shootings.Yet another initiative – Operation Focus has led to the arrest and imprisonment of a number of burglars.Latest reports show in excess of 600 gardai operating in the Limerick division. WhatsApp Print Twitter Email NewsLocal NewsSharp drop in criminal activityBy admin – August 13, 2009 454 Facebook Advertisement Previous articleSocialist’s want fair play and wages for youngNext articleNow, homeowners face €100 poll tax admin
WhatsApp Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleLimerick in top three for work injury awardsNext articlePartytime at Greenhills with a great line-up Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Facebook CEO of Limerick City and County Council, Conn Murray, presents Cathaoirleach Kevin Sheahan (FF) with his chain of office at the inaugural meetingCEO of Limerick City and County Council, Conn Murray, presents Cathaoirleach Kevin Sheahan (FF) with his chain of office at the inaugural meetingCathaoirleach of Limerick City and County Council, Kevin Sheahan (FF) came under fire this week for the way he announced to the media that he was taking part in the anti-water charges protest in the city.At a special meeting of the local authority. called to discuss a Sinn Féin motion on the charges, Cllr John Sheahan (FG) asked whether Cllr Kevin Sheahan (FF) was representing the council when he marched with the protesters and gave media interviews last week.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “You picture was in the newspaper, wearing your chain of office and the press release which you sent out came from the office of the Cathaoirleach,” the Fine Gael councillor said.But Cllr Sheahan defended his stance on the matter. “I gave a number of interviews and in everyone of them I made it very clear that I did not march on behalf of Fianna Fáil or this council. I marched on behalf of the people who elected me but I cannot control what is finally printed”. The Cathaoirleach pointed out that the picture in which he is wearing the chain of office is one which was taken at this inauguration and not at the protest. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement TAGSCathaoirleachcouncilfeaturedIrish Waterlimerickwater protest Print Email Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” NewsBreaking newsUnder fire for water protestBy Bernie English – November 6, 2014 592 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live
News UpdatesVertical Reservation For OBC And EWS Categories Has Been Restored, NLU Delhi Informs Delhi HC Karan Tripathi12 July 2020 10:54 PMShare This – xThe National Law University, Delhi, has told the Delhi High Court that it has restored the vertical reservation for OBC and EWS categories in its B.A. LL.B and LL.M programmes by making a correction in its revised admission notification.The information about the said restoration was given through an affidavit before the Division Bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad. The…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 National Law University, Delhi, has told the Delhi High Court that it has restored the vertical reservation for OBC and EWS categories in its B.A. LL.B and LL.M programmes by making a correction in its revised admission notification.The information about the said restoration was given through an affidavit before the Division Bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad. The said restoration of vertical reservation has been done in pursuance of the court’s last order wherein the court had clarified that its order dated June 29 was only restricted to domicile reservation and had nothing to do with vertical reservations.The court had further highlighted that the University had misinterpreted the court’s order as the same had nothing to do with the vertical reservation for OBC and EWS categories and was only restricted to 50% domicile reservation. The order has come in an application moved by Delhi Government challenging the admission notification issued by the National Law University, Delhi, so far as it eliminates vertical reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBC) and Economically Weaker Section (EWS) categories. Moved as an application in a pending writ petition titled Balvinder Sangwan v. State of NCT of Delhi, it sought a clarification from the Court as to whether the maintenance of status quo ante, as mentioned in the order dated June 29, refers to only 50% domicile reservation and not to the vertical reservation for OBC and EWS categories.The Delhi Government had submitted that the decision of the University to eliminate 22% reservation for OBC and 10% reservation for EWS in its Admission Notification released on June 30 is not only the incorrect interpretation of the court’s order dated June 29, but it also goes against the University’s constitutional and statutory obligations. It was submitted that the present writ petition only concerned itself with the 50% domicile reservation, and had nothing to do with the vertical reservation for OBC and EWS categories. It was argued in the application that the University is statutorily bound to provide vertical reservation to OBC under Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2006. In addition to this, the application also challenged the decision of the University to not to provide hostel accommodation to LL.M and PhD students. It says:’Now, in terms of the Admission Notification dated 30.06.2020, only a total of 415 students (plus detainees and contingency if any) will have to be accommodated in the Hostels, as against provision for 480 accommodations’, the application statedIt was the case of the Delhi Government that by its revised admission notification, the University is implicitly discouraging applications from candidates who may hail from OBC or EWS sections of society. Therefore, the Delhi Government wanted the court to stay the operation of the revised admission notification dated 30/06/20 till the final disposal of the present application. The application has been moved in the pending writ petition titled Balvinder Sangwan v. State of NCT of Delhi, wherein the Petitioner is being represented by Advocate Nipun Saxena.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Contempt Action Against Bhushan Must Not Deter Citizens From Showing Judges The Mirror : Sr Adv Dushyant Dave
Top StoriesContempt Action Against Bhushan Must Not Deter Citizens From Showing Judges The Mirror : Sr Adv Dushyant Dave Sanya Talwar27 Aug 2020 6:23 AMShare This – x’I love my judiciary and I love my judges but that doesn’t mean I will not criticise them. Judges live in ivory towers, they are not open to ideas. They don’t want to hear criticism, they just don’t want to see the mirror. Our duty as citizens to show mirrors. Great responsibility on shoulders of Supreme Court & pray it comes back into its spirit. No one saying set aside everything that Government does, but it must be put to test. SC as an institution needs to be really be performing its Constitutional duty. Check & Balances imperative’.Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave on Wednesday spoke on a Webinar organised by Manthan India on the Topic “The Constitution, Rule of Law & Governance during Covid19”.Dave began the session by pointing out that he will dive into some unpleasant truths which might not necessarily be comfortable for everyone to hear.Quoting Atifefe Jahjaga, he said; “Democracy must be built through open…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?LoginSenior Advocate Dushyant Dave on Wednesday spoke on a Webinar organised by Manthan India on the Topic “The Constitution, Rule of Law & Governance during Covid19”.Dave began the session by pointing out that he will dive into some unpleasant truths which might not necessarily be comfortable for everyone to hear.Quoting Atifefe Jahjaga, he said; “Democracy must be built through open societies that share information. When there is information, there is enlightenment. When there is debate, there are solutions. When there is no sharing of power, no rule of law, no accountability, there is abuse, corruption, subjugation and indignation”, Dave went on to draw corollaries in the present situation that the country is under.”That’s really the state where we may be today. India is reeling under lack of information. The nation wants to debate Sushant Singh Rajut’s death – we are told about the fighter Rafale jets & we are inundated with information about these things” he said.He pointed out that we debated Nizamuddin Markaz for weeks, resulting in the criminalisation of sickness, resulting in FIRs and arrests of foreigners. “We demonised an entire community of about 150 million when the covid19 pandemic struck India. Is that not “Anti-national”? Bombay HC has spoken about role of media in spreading this hatred” Dave said.While highlighting the importance of debate and discourse, Dave said that participatory democracy is something that is extremely important as it effectuates “Constitutional Morality”Dave: “Democracy in India is only top dressing of soil, which essentially is undemocratic. Strength of constitution lies in determination of each citizen to defend it”Stating that accountability is of extreme significance, Dave cited the ADM Jabalpur case and said that it was one of the most disgraceful judgments that our country has ever seen and the only Judge who stood tall and dissented was Justice Khanna.”Some of the finest legal minds did not agree with him – including Justice Bhagwati & Justice Chandrachud. Before their death, they both apologised to the nation for the judgment. When we needed the Judges during an emergency, they were not there. One of the most disgraceful judgment in history. It was only Justice Khanna who stood tall” said Dave.Dave then pointed out the laxity of the Government in implementing the Disaster Management Act, 2005 in letter & spirit even during the time of crisis such as the pandemic, for which the Government is thoroughly ill-prepared. Dave: “No comprehensive National Plan to tackle Covid19 by Government even after months of the biological disaster. “𝘼𝙙-𝙝𝙤𝙘𝙞𝙨𝙢” being adopted. More than 5000 orders enunciated by Government plus 1000’s more by states. No one knows what their rights are” He stated that not only the government but also the citizens are ill-equipped and ill-prepared to debate on the issues that our country is currently going through. “Today, to meet this challenge, Government is thoroughly ill-prepared and more than that the nation is ill-prepared to even debate it. Not one opposition leader has raised questions of National Plan not being effectuated. We are doing a Great disservice to our Country by not asking the government why they are not following the law” he said.The Senior Advocate then went on to elaborate on how the lockdown had caused irreversible damage to our economy and questioned what purpose it had really served the country. He said that while some countries did a remarkable job with imposed lockdowns such as New Zealand simply because they closed their international borders from February 1st onwards, our country was welcoming Trump & Gujarati businessmen in early March.Further to this, Dave criticised certain executive decisions taken by the BJP-led Government such as those of Demonetisation and added that the Supreme Court has failed in its duty to uphold the concept of “checks and balances”Dave then went on to state that the Supreme Court had failed to protect the rights of citizens during these trying times. “Failed to wipe tears of citizens. Liberty of thought is seriously undermined” said Dave.He said that the lack of information in the country had perpetuated a culture of misinformation.Dave: No one knows real situation of India today – personal well-being, economic or China border issues, simply because we have not been given information about it. Nation is entitled to know & all Media Channels that say “Nation Wants to Know” should be asking & not SSR case .He ended his talk with Rabindranath Tagore’s quote, adding that he must be wondering from Heavan what happened to the poem he wrote:Dave: Gurudev Tagore must be wondering from Heaven what happened to that poem i wrote – “Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high, In to that heaven of freedom, my father, LET MY COUNTRY AWAKE!”Next, Dave answered some questions. On the issue of lack of alacrity of judges in entertaining habeas corpus petitions, he said that the only way to deal with that is to respectfully and strong criticise the judiciary. “Delays in taking up Habeas Corpus is unforgivable”On the issue of whether the primary role of the top court was to protect individual rights of citizens, Dave said that it is the obligation of the Supreme Court to intervene in Article 32 petitions.Dave: Article 32 is right to move SC for enforcement of Fundamental Rights. Today when Habeas Corpus is filed in SC, they say go to HC. Obligation on the SC to intervene.On the issue of whether the 4th estate is still deserving of being a self-governed body, Dave said that a large section of the media was acting irresponsibly. “Tablighi Jamaat incident is a major case in point. Came for teachings & people started calling them “Human Bombs”. Regulations Important.”Dave then briefly discussed the Public Safety Act and said that both liberty and national security must be balances. “We must have a stronghold on terrorism but robust mechanisms in place required to keep in check. We can’t demonise an entire community.”On the issue of ensuring how judges act in an impartial manner in the future, Dave answered that legislation which prohibits judges from accepting everything, including arbitrations must be brought forth “We must give them salaries throughout their lives. Judges get temped. Have seen myriad of times” he said. He concluded by saying that Prashant Bhushan’s contempt case must not deter citizens from criticising the judiciary. Dave: I love my judiciary and I love my judges but that doesn’t mean I will not criticise them. Judges live in ivory towers, they are not open to ideas. They don’t want to hear criticism, they just don’t want to see the mirror. Our duty as citizens to show mirrors. Great responsibility on shoulders of Supreme Court & pray it comes back into its spirit. No one saying set aside everything that Government does, but it must be put to test. SC as an institution needs to be really be performing its Constitutional duty. Check & Balances imperative.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
‘Liberty Is So Precious; But We Must Give A Sense Of Responsibility To High Courts’ : SC On ‘Routine’ Stay Orders Under Section 482 CrPC
Top Stories’Liberty Is So Precious; But We Must Give A Sense Of Responsibility To High Courts’ : SC On ‘Routine’ Stay Orders Under Section 482 CrPC Mehal Jain16 March 2021 5:48 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed concern regarding the rising trend among High Courts across the country to routinely grant interim relief by way of a stay on any coercive action pending a writ petition or a plea under section 482, CrPC for quashing of criminal proceedings.The bench of Justices D. Y. Chandrachud, M. R. Shah and Sanjiv Khanna was considering an SLP arising out of…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 Tuesday expressed concern regarding the rising trend among High Courts across the country to routinely grant interim relief by way of a stay on any coercive action pending a writ petition or a plea under section 482, CrPC for quashing of criminal proceedings.The bench of Justices D. Y. Chandrachud, M. R. Shah and Sanjiv Khanna was considering an SLP arising out of a September, 2020 order of the Bombay High Court on a writ petition. While granting time for the filing of a reply affidavit with additional documents, the High Court had in the interim directed that no coercive measures be adopted against the present respondents (director of a real estate development company and his business partners) in respect of the FIR registered by the present petitioner (Neeharika Infrastructure Pvt Ltd) with the Economic Offences Wing for alleged offences under Sections 406, 420, 465, 468, 471 and 120B of the IPCOn October 12 last year, a bench headed by Justice Chandrachud had issued notice on the SLP, and granted an ad-interim stay on the aforesaid direction of the High Court.The bench had recorded that three orders were passed by the Additional Sessions Judge, City Sessions Court, Mumbai on 15 October 2019 under Section 438 of the CrPC granting interim protection from arrest to the respondents.Also Read Arnab Goswami Case : ‘If This Court Does Not Interfere Today, We Are Travelling On Path Of Destruction’, Says Justice ChandrachudMr Shyam Divan, Senior Counsel had submitted that the above orders required the respondents to attend the Police Station on 17 October 2019, 19 October 2019 and 22 October 2019 and to cooperate in the investigation. He had urged that on 17 December 2019, the investigating officer in the EOW addressed communications to the Sessions Court stating that the accused were not cooperating in the investigation. Moreover, it was submitted that the protection which was granted by the Sessions Court was extended from time to time and nearly a year thereafter, a writ petition was moved before the Bombay High Court in which a blanket order has been passed on 28 September 2020. It was submitted that since the respondents were protected by an interim stay of arrest by the Sessions Court, there was no occasion to seek a blanket direction of the High Court restraining the investigating officer from taking coercive measures and such an application is an abuse of the process. It had been urged that the High Court passed an order directing that no coercive measures would be adopted without any reasons being indicated.”In a large number of matters, we see that courts are saying ‘Issue notice. No coercive action’, ‘Issue notice. No coercive action’ under 482!”, remarked Justice Shah on Tuesday.”When hearing an application for anticipatory bail, it is understandable. Because under section 438 (of the CrPC; anticipatory bail), the power is there. When we issue notice in 438, we say that in the interim, there will be a stay on arrest. In a 438 plea, after notice is issued, if the petitioner happens to be arrested, the application becomes infructuous. So the stay is granted “, explained Justice Chandrachud”But in a 482 petition for quashing, without applying their minds to the parameters of 482, just like that a stay of arrest is being granted! This has become another ground for bail!”, continued the judge.”This also results in forum shopping. When there is one bench hearing anticipatory bail pleas and another dealing with 482 petitions, if the former happens to be a strict bench, the lawyers prefer to go to the latter and get an order under 482 which they could not have obtained under 438″, remarked Justice Shah.Commenting that senior advocate K. V. Vishwanath, who was appearing in the matter, was smiling at the above observation, Justice Shah quipped, “I also used to be on that side, Mr. Vishwanath””Liberty is so precious. We do not want to denude the courts of the power. Exceptional situations may arise. But we must give a sense of responsibility to the High Courts”, expressed Justice Chandrachud.”Such orders cannot be passed routinely”, added Justice Shah.The bench contemplated laying down principles in this behalf.Also Read Courts Must Ensure That Criminal Law Does Not Become A Weapon For Selective Harassment Of Citizens: SC In Arnab Goswami JudgmentAnother bench headed by Justice Chandrachud had in November last year agreed to examine the issue whether a High Court, while considering a petition to quash FIR, pass an order protecting the accused from arrest until the submission of the charge sheet under Section 173(2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure.Last week, a bench of Justices Chandrachud and Shah observed that a blanket order of protection from arrest cannot be passed by the High Court while dismissing a petition filed under Section 482 of Code of Criminal Procedure seeking quashing of FIRSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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DL Debate – 24/05/21 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Police are investigating an overnight shooting in Omagh.The incident happened in the Mullaghmore Drive area shortly before midnight.A number of masked men forced their way into a property and assaulted three males who were in the house.A number of shots were also discharged in the house and it’s understood that the masked men fled the scene in a silver vehicle.A police spokesperson said, “The three victims were extremely lucky to escape with their lives.Police are appealing to the local community, or anyone who has seen or heard anything to contact detectives at Omagh station to assist the investigation. Please call 101. WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – April 10, 2020 WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Twitter Twitter Facebook Google+ Previous articleAbortions can now be carried out in Northern IrelandNext articleOrange fire warning issued News Highland Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Pinterest Police investigating overnight shooting incident in Omagh Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th
RyersonClark/iStockBy BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(JACKSON, Miss.) — Long-suffering residents of Mississippi’s capital city have been told by officials that a monthlong water crisis is almost over.Tens of thousands of Jackson residents remain under a precautionary boil water notice, but city officials said that could soon end depending on the test results of surface water samples being sent to the state Health Department as early as Sunday or Monday.“We feel confident that water service has been largely restored throughout Jackson. Any remaining incidents of low/no water pressure are likely localized meter issues or broken pipes,” city officials said in a statement issued late Saturday.The city needs to submit 120 good surface-water samples from various locations in Jackson for two consecutive days “to determine when we can begin lifting the precautionary boil water notice” still affecting 43,000 surface water connections to homes, schools, businesses, churches and other structures.The big problem has been getting the water pressure back up to a proper working level of 80 to 90 pounds per square inch, officials said. During the height of the crisis in February, water pressure across the city of more than 160,000 people plummeted to 37 pounds per square inch, resulting in water outages throughout the city and in neighboring Byram.“Today was another good day with pressure getting up to 90psi. Tanks are continuing to fill,” reads the city’s statement.In another sign that things are looking up, officials announced last week that they had received clearance to lift the precautionary boil water notice on its 16,000 well water connections primarily serving South Jackson and Byram.The city’s water treatment plants were knocked offline when back-to-back winter storms swept through the South in mid-February bringing snow and below-freezing temperatures that caused widespread power outages across the region.As the crisis unfolded, Jackson Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba called the emergency an “act of God” that exposed the city’s crumbling infrastructure. Lumumba and Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves agreed that the city’s water system had been neglected for decades.In the latest update on the crisis, Jackson officials identified a list of “key needs” for residents, including one-gallon jugs of distilled drinking water, hand sanitizing wipes, utility assistance and debris removal.“This is not the way we’re supposed to live,” Sheila Davis, who resides in an assisted living facility in Jackson, told ABC affiliate station WAPT-TV in Jackson.Davis said she uses more than 50 bottles of water a day to cook, clean and bathe. She and other Jackson residents say they won’t use their tap water until the Department of Health is certain it’s no longer contaminated.“I can’t wash my dishes in it,” Davis said. “I use bottled for everything because it’s not safe.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.