U.A.C of Nigeria Plc (UACN.ng) 2007 Annual Report

first_imgU.A.C of Nigeria Plc (UACN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about U.A.C of Nigeria Plc (UACN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the U.A.C of Nigeria Plc (UACN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: U.A.C of Nigeria Plc (UACN.ng)  2007 annual report.Company ProfileUAC of Nigeria Plc is an investment holding company in Nigeria with diverse business interests in the food and beverages, real estate, paint and logistics sectors. The company also has business interests in the Ivory Coast. UAC of Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells a range of food items, livestock feed, bottled water, fruit juices and ice-creams as well as a range of paint and other home deco products. Well-known brands in its product portfolio include Gala sausage rolls, Funtime coconut chips, Supreme ice-cream, Swan natural spring water, Gossy spring water, Grand soya oil and cereals, Vital feeds, Binggo dog food, Dulux and Sandtex paint. UAC of Nigeria also offers logistics and supply chain management services which includes warehousing, transport and redistribution services. The company also manages a pension funds administration service. UAC of Nigeria invests in pharmaceutical outlets; operates a chain of Mr Bigg restaurants; owns and operates Golden Tulip Hotel in Lagos; and is involved in the development, sale and management of commercial and residential properties in Nigeria. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. UAC of Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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5 easy ways to reduce digital eyestrain

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here Technology can be beautiful thing. It has expanded our worlds and our minds, connecting people in a way they’ve never been before. But if you’re regularly using mobile devices, it’s possible you’re one of 70 percent of U.S. adults who suffer from digital eyestrain. And if you’re using technology before bed, you’re probably suffering from the sleep- and heath-altering effects of blue light.Blue light, which helps us see digital screens clearly in the daytime, is emitted from things you use every day: cell phones, tablets, laptop and desktop computers, and even TVs and digital billboards. And consistent exposure can cause disruptions in your circadian rhythm and sleep patterns, especially if you’re exposed to blue light before bedtime. The poor sleep quality caused by these disruptions has been associated with a myriad of health issues, from diabetes to heart disease.Our technology consumption isn’t expected to decline anytime soon, but we still need our eyes to function properly to experience and interact with the world. Below are some tips that can help you maintain your health while using modern technology:Make sure you have the right tools.For those who wear glasses or any kind of vision correction solution, Carl Zeiss Vision created an entire portfolio of products to help users maintain optimal eye health while interacting with our digital world. From Digital Lens, which helps to combat digital eyestrain and support screen viewing, to Duravision BlueProtect which is specifically designed to protect against blue and violet light waves, these solutions help users better and more comfortably view the world.Put your phone down before bed.Avoid looking at bright screens two to three hours before bed so your body and eyes can “power down,” and help you start the essential nightly restoration process that is sleep.Hack your sleep.When sleeping, try to make sure all digital devices are completely off. Sleeping in a completely dark room has been shown to improve recovery and restoration from the day’s activities, allowing you to feel more rested in the morning.Get out in the sun.Exposing yourself to lots of bright light during the day will acclimate your body to the cycle of being alert and present throughout the day, and improve your body’s ability to sleep at night.Go for the 20-20-20 solution.Every 20 minutes, look away from your screen for 20 seconds and focus on something that’s 20 feet away. This gives your eyes time to adjust and refocus, reducing fatigue. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSDigital Eye Strain Previous articleOn This Day in History: Police Kill Bonnie and ClydeNext articleLunch and Munch Accomplishes Task Force Goal Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Wiggins wins Apopka Police Department’s Officer of the Year award

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles about the Apopka Police Department’s 2017 awards ceremony. Today, we feature the Officer of the Year – Jason Wiggins.By Reggie Connell/Managing Editor of The Apopka VoiceFor a small news site like The Apopka Voice, access is everything. For us to write about a department, organization, person or administration, there has to be a relationship, a trust, and an ability to communicate back and forth.No one understands this better than the Apopka Police Department, and no one is more intentional to keep the media in the loop than Officer Jason Wiggins.For the third straight year, I received an invitation to the APD’s awards ceremony. It is always an honor to attend, and a pleasure to write about, but having Wiggins win Officer of the Year was a welcome surprise to the night’s events.Wiggins didn’t win Officer of the Year because he communicates well with the media. It’s just one of the many roles he has played and is playing for the APD.Here is what his peers wrote about him in the Awards Ceremony Program:“The Apopka Police Department named Jason Wiggins as the 2017 Officer of the Year at its annual awards ceremony on Friday.Officer Jason WigginsWiggins has been an officer with the APD for 18 years. During his tenure, he has worked as a Patrol Officer, Bike Officer, School Resource Officer, and Patrol Division Corporal.But Wiggins has shined in is his current position as Community Policing Officer.As the agency liaison to the Apopka Citizens Police Academy, Wiggins breathed new life into the program re-energizing the membership, working with the board to utilize the members and grow the community events the CPA has been supporting and participating in.As Community Policing Officer, Wiggins took to the streets and went to businesses in and around the city, introducing himself and gaining a rapport with the community. Since doing so, he was able to bring in over $10,000 in donations for the annual “Shop with a Cop” event. Unfortunately, he was hospitalized and unable to attend the event, but he continued directing his vision from his hospital bed. The Shop with a Cop event sponsored 100 children, which was an agency record.Wiggins takes no credit for his hard work and most people would never know the amount of planning he puts into every event he works. His humility and quiet ego is never shown but is worthy of recognition.In addition to his current position, Wiggins is an agency Range Master instructing new recruits and managing the firearms training throughout the department. Wiggins thoroughly enjoys the training aspects of his responsibilities.He has been an integral part of the SWAT since 2006, continuing as a Team Leader tasked with organizing, assisting with training, planning, mission deployment, and operations.Wiggins is more than worthy than this award and it is a delight for everyone who works with him to see his recognition.”Michael McKinley, Chief of the APD, also recognizes Wiggins’ value to the agency.“Officer Wiggins is an outstanding member of the Apopka Police Department,” McKinley said. “He is always professional and a pleasure to be around. He works hard every day and since becoming the agency’s Community Outreach Officer, he has done a tremendous job partnering with our community. Jason has expanded and/or enhanced our community outreach programs which helps foster our relationships with the citizens of Apopka. His hard work and dedication to the Apopka Police Department and the citizens make him very deserving of this recognition.”Congratulations Officer Wiggins and thanks again for all you do for this community, and for keeping The Apopka Voice in the know about the APD. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSApopka Police DepartmentOfficer Jason Wiggins Previous articleWhat the government shutdown means for the health of AmericansNext articleApplication deadline for agricultural cost-share funds is next month Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Super Rugby 2013 Round 10 Highlights

first_imgSunday Apr 21, 2013 Super Rugby 2013 Round 10 Highlights With lots happening in the rugby world, as well as here behind the scenes, it’s difficult to keep up with demand a lot of the time. So to be as efficient as possible, we’re trying out a slightly new way of archiving weekly highlights, as you will see below.Use the links, or the page numbers to view each game.ROUND 10 SUPER RUGBY MATCH HIGHLIGHTSHurricanes vs Western Force View HighlightsWaratahs vs ChiefsView HighlightsCrusaders vs HighlandersView HighlightsReds vs BrumbiesView HighlightsSharks vs CheetahsView HighlightsSouthern Kings vs BullsView Highlights Extended highlights of the Hurricanes vs Western Force from WellingtonTime: 10:24 Extended highlights of the Waratahs vs Chiefs  from SydneyTime: 10:54 Extended highlights of the Crusaders vs Highlanders from ChristchurchTime: 11:27 Extended highlights of the Reds vs the Brumbies from BrisbaneTime: 12:32 Extended highlights of the Sharks vs the Cheetahs from DurbanTime: 11:02 Extended highlights of the Kings vs the Bulls from Port ElizabethTime: 11:50Credit: ttrugbyvidsADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Super Rugby 2013 Related Articles 410 WEEKS AGO The Chiefs celebrate Super Rugby victory… 410 WEEKS AGO The Chiefs go back-to-back with Super Rugby… 411 WEEKS AGO Brumbies snatch victory from Bulls to reach… 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 LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

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Roof House / LETH & GORI

first_imgRoof House / LETH & GORISave this projectSaveRoof House / LETH & GORI “COPY” Architects: Leth & Gori Area Area of this architecture project Projects Denmark ArchDaily Save this picture!© Stamers Kontor+ 27 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/642974/roof-house-leth-and-gori Clipboard CopyHouses, Extension•Fredensborg, Denmark 2015 CopyAbout this officeLeth & GoriOfficeFollowProductsSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionFredensborgHousesRefurbishmentDenmarkPublished on June 18, 2015Cite: “Roof House / LETH & GORI” 18 Jun 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodClick Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownAcousticKvadrat AcousticsAcoustic Panel System in AMOREPACIFIC HeadquartersStonesCosentinoSilestone® Surfaces – Loft SeriesWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – NestAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamStoolsWilkhahnOffice Stool – Aline-SBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsUniosHorticultural Luminaire – Kobe FloMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?屋顶住宅 / LETH & GORI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 “COPY” photographs:  Stamers KontorPhotographs:  STAMERS KONTOR, Courtesy of LETH & GORIEngineering:Jørgen Nielsen Rådgivende IngeniørerCity:FredensborgCountry:DenmarkMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Stamers KontorRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. Roof House is a project that completely transforms an existing villa beautifully situated on a large site filled with trees in Fredensborg, Denmark. Save this picture!Courtesy of LETH & GORIThe existing house is occupied by a family with three children and the specific needs of the family formed the basis of the project. Planning restrictions on the site called for a careful and minimal approach and this lead to the idea of extending the house by upwards by adding a series of roof buildings.Save this picture!Section AASave this picture!Courtesy of LETH & GORISave this picture!Section BBThis way the project adds a new bedroom and a workspace as well as skylights and sleeping platforms for all the childrens bedrooms. In addition the project includes redesign of the facade making it more energy efficient and adding new and larger openings.The roof construction and skylights is wrapped in asphalt roll roofing.Save this picture!© Stamers KontorThe new roof opens up the house towards the tree tops and the sky. The changing light filtered through the branches. The sound of the wind in the trees.Save this picture!Courtesy of LETH & GORIProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Roc / D’HOUNDT+BAJART architectes&associésSelected ProjectsLe Campus / Virserius StudioSelected Projects Share Roof House / LETH & GORI Year:  2015 Year:  Area:  285 m² Area:  285 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/642974/roof-house-leth-and-gori Clipboard Photographs Houseslast_img read more

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Construction set to begin on Amon G. Carter Stadium expansion

first_img Previous articleGoing, going, gone: Baker selected on Day One of MLB DraftNext articleFive Horned Frogs selected in 2018 MLB draft Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. Linkedin Twitter ReddIt Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases Twitter Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Courtesy: GoFrogs.com Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall printConstruction is set to begin on the $100 million expansion of the premium seating at Amon G. Carter Stadium, TCU Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Jeremiah Donati announced Thursday.The upgrades, which will include 48 new boxes, two private clubs, more than 1,000 club seats and 22 luxury suites, are set to be completed by the 2019 football season.The side nearest TCU’s campus and Frog Alley will be receiving the upgrades seen in this rendering. Photo courtesy of TCU AthleticsThe project will also add an 100-foot outdoor balcony overlooking Frog Alley and the TCU campus, as well as a new video board in the north end zone.A rendering of how Amon G. Carter stadium will look after the newest renovations. Photo courtesy of TCU Athletics“This is more than just a football project,” Donati said. “This facility will be used to the benefit all 21 of our sports, our campus community and Fort Worth. It’s an appropriate expansion with all the cutting-edge technology, to what is already the finest football stadium in the country.”Donati also talked about how the fundraising for the project has attracted a new and younger group of donors, some of whom are donating to TCU for the first time.“Fundraising is ongoing but reached a financial threshold significant enough to begin construction,” he said. “Philanthropic support has been tremendous thus far.”In addition to upgrading the capacity of the stadium from 45,000 to 47,000, the project will include meeting spaces for corporate events, which will foster year-round use of the facility outside of football season.The new renovations will add meeting spaces and club areas to Amon G. Carter Stadium. Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.com“Our stadium expansion project will have a positive impact on our recruiting efforts, plus our fan experience,” TCU Head Football Coach Gary Patterson said. “This project will also further strengthen our university’s foundation going forward in the near future.” ReddIt Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Facebook Facebook Benton McDonald + posts Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

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TV technician killed in Coahuila attacks – what happened to protection mechanisms?

first_imgNews MexicoAmericas February 11, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV technician killed in Coahuila attacks – what happened to protection mechanisms? 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies May 5, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Reports May 13, 2021 Find out more to go further News Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora statecenter_img Gunmen staged separate attacks on a TV station and a radio station in Torreón, in the northern state of Coahuila on 9 February, killing a young engineer, Rodolfo Ochoa, in the attack on Canal 9 (Milenio TV), which is owned by the Multimedios Laguna group. Equipment was destroyed in the attack on the radio station, Radiorama, which has been off the air ever since.A Canal 9 employee told Reporters Without Borders: “The attack took place at dawn. The station went off the air for a while but is now operating normally. The attackers made off with monitors and tools. They clearly intended to damage equipment as you can see the marks of blows and the door was forced. But, obviously, it is the death of our employee, Rodolfo Ochoa, that has affected us most.”Aged 27, Ochoa was covering the night shift, Milenio reported on its website. When he noticed the presence of intruders, he tried to phone one of his colleagues but was shot several times by the gunmen.The police have placed the TV station under patrol car surveillance, which is a useful short-term measure but is not enough. A thorough investigation is needed. This is not the first time that this media group has been targeted. Its correspondent in the state of Durango, Eliseo Barrón Hernández.On the night of 9 February, three hooded gunmen raided the premises of Radiorama, attacked the night watchman and a woman companion, forced their way inside and destroyed the station’s transmission equipment, reducing it to silence.A local media source told Reporters Without Borders: “It is incredible that (the authorities) had not foreseen this kind of situation, in a strategic area where there are other broadcast media and where a criminal organization is operating.”Newspaper distributor kidnappedAn armed group meanwhile briefly kidnapped the distributor of the El Norte and Metro newspapers (owned by the Reforma media group) in Nuevo Laredo, in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas. After the delivery man had been tied up and thrown into the back of a vehicle, his abductors ordered him at gunpoint to stop distributing El Norte in Nuevo Laredo. They then set fire to the 1,100 copies he had been transporting and released him.El Norte had just published a report about the murder of Gen. Manuel Farfán, the head of public security in Nuevo Laredo.Armed attacks on media premises have increased since the start of 2010, as the federal government continues an offensive against drug-trafficking in which around 30,000 people have been killed since December 2006. Journalists have not been spared.Reporters Without Borders urges the federal authorities, in consultation with press freedom NGOs, to quickly apply the new mechanisms for protecting journalists that were announced at the interior ministry on 3 November 2010.Reporters Without Borders is supporting the “¡Basta de Sangre!” (Enough Blood) campaign which 10 press cartoonists launched last month and which has a presence on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Basta…) and Twitter. A portfolio of the cartoons can be seen on the Reporters Without Borders website.Cartoon: El Fer News Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Follow the news on Mexico Organisation NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say MexicoAmericas April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Limerick invention could help solve global water crisis

first_imgEmail Professor Michael Zaworotko at work in the University of Limerick’s Bernal Institute.Photo: Sean CurtinA new material developed at the University of Limerick could help solve the global water crisis by producing water from air.The material has favourable properties for absorbing and releasing water from the atmosphere with the potential to provide water in drought-hit regions.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Professor Michael Zaworotko, Research Professor at University of Limerick’s Bernal Institute, has developed the crystalline material after decades of research.It has been developed as a commercially viable nanomaterial by Molecule RND, an international incubator fund established at UL to work in collaboration with Prof Zaworotko.Molecule already has orders for the first available commercial units, with a prototype water generator delivering water with low purity without any filtration.Stating that the material could replace the silica traditionally used in dehumidification systems in buildings, Prof Zaworotko said that it would require substantially less energy to maintain air quality in buildings around the world,”The material could also capture water from the atmosphere in arid regions.“Even in zones of very low humidity, there is still some water in the atmosphere. This material could be applied to capture the water from the air, meaning you could potentially grow crops there.“Without water, there is no life. About one-third of the world’s population does not have access to pure water and this technology helps to solve that problem,” he added. Facebook University of Limerick ceases funding for off-campus Garda COVID-patrols after sanctioning students following massive street party TAGSeducationLimerick City and CountyNewsResearchUniversity of Limerick University of Limerick research identifies secrets of Fantasy Premier League success Decision on FIBA European Championships in Limerick to be made in May Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 44 | Immersive Software Engineering Gardai make arrests following chaotic student party near University of Limerick Printcenter_img Linkedin Advertisement Previous articleGlobal Limerick Company Shortlisted for National AwardNext articleDrugs epidemic threatens to engulf Limerick City Meghan Brosnan NewsEducationLimerick invention could help solve global water crisisBy Meghan Brosnan – October 31, 2019 292 Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick nurse helping the fight against COVID-19, calls for round the clock garda patrols near University of Limerick following “out of control” student parties last_img read more

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Thousands turn out in Letterkenny for protest against water charges

first_img Twitter Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week By News Highland – November 1, 2014 Facebook Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ Homepage BannerNews Previous articleChairman delighted to have three managerial roles filledNext articleKilcoyne looks ahead to Senior Football Championship Final News Highland Thousands of people turned out in Letterkenny today for a protest against water charges.It’s estimated that between 8,000-10,000 people turned out in the pouring rain.Protesters marched from the Port Roundabout to Market Square.Our reporter Barry Whyte was at the Letterkenny protest:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/protestmix.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Hundreds more also turned out for protests in Lifford and Ballyshannon today.Hundreds also turned out for a protest in Lifford today as well Facebook Google+center_img Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Thousands turn out in Letterkenny for protest against water chargeslast_img read more

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Gujarat High Court Quashes Sedition Case Against Journalist Who Reported On Possible Change In State Leadership [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesGujarat High Court Quashes Sedition Case Against Journalist Who Reported On Possible Change In State Leadership [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay8 Nov 2020 9:08 PMShare This – xThe Gujarat High Court on Friday (06th November) quashed a sedition case registered against a Journalist Dhaval Rajnikant Patel (editor of online Gujarati news portal Face of Nation) for allegedly publishing a report on a possible change in state leadership due to criticism over the rising number of COVD-19 cases in the State.The Bench of Justice R. P. Dholaria quashed the case, after Patel…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 Gujarat High Court on Friday (06th November) quashed a sedition case registered against a Journalist Dhaval Rajnikant Patel (editor of online Gujarati news portal Face of Nation) for allegedly publishing a report on a possible change in state leadership due to criticism over the rising number of COVD-19 cases in the State.The Bench of Justice R. P. Dholaria quashed the case, after Patel filed an unconditional apology “without admission of any guilt” for the “allegedly offending article”.BackgroundAs states, the Petitioner/Journalist, Dhaval Rajnikant Patel is working as Journalist and allegedly, he published an article in the Web Portal called “Face of the Nation” wherein he stated that looking to the failure of the Honourable Chief Minister of Gujarat, he is likely to be replaced.He had also named the replacing of the Honourable Chief Minister which led to filing of the complaint against him by the CID Crime and therefore, the petitioner moved an application before the High Court for the quashment of the complaint which was entertained and placed for final hearing.The Advocate for the petitioner indicated before the Court that the petitioner tendered unconditional apology wherein he stated,”I tender my unconditional apology for the allegedly offending article published by me in my web portal face of the Nation basis which the impugned FIR has been registered against me. My unconditional apology is without prejudice and without admission of any guilt.”Court’s OrderUpon hearing the Advocates for parties and considering the submissions advanced by the Counsel for the Petitioner, the Court said,”Since the present petitioner is a young journalist and he has begun his career and that from the deepest corner of his heart, the petitioner has tendered apology as quoted above and therefore, this Court is satisfied with the apology tendered by the petitioner.”Under the circumstances, the Court was of the considered opinion that the interest of justice would be served if the proceedings/FIR are quashed. Accordingly, the petition stood allowed.The impugned FIR/proceedings were quashed and set aside with “caution to the petitioner that as and when he may publish an article in future, no such comments be used against any constitutional functionaries without verification and he shall be cautious of not repeating the same.”According to a report of The Indian Express, Dhaval Patel, was booked under Indian Penal Code Section 124A for sedition and Section 54 of the Disaster Management Act (punishment for false warning) by the Ahmedabad Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) on May 11 for “trying to create unrest in society”, for allegedly writing and publishing a report on his portal on May 7 titled “Mansukh Mandaviya called by high command, chances of leadership change in Gujarat”.It may be noted that the Punjab & Haryana High Court on Friday (30th October) made an observation that “in a democracy, every citizen has a right to voice his/her opinion freely and criticize the functioning of the Government.”The Bench of Justice Sudhir Mittal further remarked that,”The State needs to be more tolerant and circumspect while invoking laws pertaining to sedition and religious disaffection. The current tendency to the contrary has been frowned upon by the Supreme Court of India.”Further, the Uttarakhand High Court, while granting interim bail to a Journalist had recently stated,”What troubles more is as to how Section 124-A IPC is added? Even if for the sake of arguments, it is admitted that some allegations were levelled against some high functionary, does it per se amount to sedition, which is punishable under Section 124-A IPC? Why was the State in such haste? Is it a cruel hand of the State, which is running over? Many questions would perhaps also require an answer in this bail.” (emphasis supplied)Case title – Dhaval Rajnikant Patel v. State Of Gujarat [R/Special Criminal Application No. 2301 of 2020]Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe 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

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