Zambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm) 2008 Annual Report

first_imgZambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about Zambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambeef Products Plc (ZAMB.zm)  2008 annual report.Company ProfileZambeef Products Plc, listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange, is the largest vertically integrated food retailing brand in Zambia. The Group is principally involved in the production, processing, distribution and retailing of beef, chicken, pork, milk, dairy products, eggs, stock feed and flour. The Group also has large row cropping operations (principally maize, soya beans and wheat), with approximately 7,971 hectares of row crops under irrigation which are planted twice a year, and a further 8,623 hectares of rainfed/dryland crops available for planting each year.last_img read more

MTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN.ng) Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgMTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about MTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN.ng)  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileMTN Nigeria Communications Limited provides cellular telecommunications services in Nigeria. It offers cellular network access and information and communications technologies (ICT) solutions. The company also provides Internet services, such as video calling, data services and Internet browsing, mobile Internet, and mobile wi-fi services. In addition, it offers international roaming services, including data roaming, in-flight roaming, and wi-fi roaming services. Further, the company provides voice short message service (SMS), fashion and lifestyle tips, mobile television (TV), bulk short message service (SMS), mobile newspaper, radio, back up, conference call, and missed call alert services MTN Nigeria Communications Limited is listed on the Nigeria Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Investors buy Rolls-Royce shares but turn cautious on Tesla, says eToro

first_img Roland Head | Tuesday, 3rd November, 2020 | More on: RR Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Teresa Kersten, an employee of LinkedIn, a Microsoft subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Randi Zuckerberg, a former director of market development and spokeswoman for Facebook and sister to its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Fastly, Microsoft, and Tesla and recommends the following options: long January 2021 $85 calls on Microsoft, short January 2021 $115 calls on Microsoft, short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon, and long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon. 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 number of investors buying shares in Rolls-Royce Holdings (LSE: RR) rose by 319% in October, according to the latest data from investing platform eToro. The jet engine maker was the eighth most popular stock on eToro last month, up from 36th position in September.At the same time, long-running favourite Tesla was pushed off the top spot by a rival firm, despite the pioneering US firm reporting record quarterly sales.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…My analysis of the top 10 stocks on eToro suggests investors are focusing on big fallers in their hunt for shares to buy. I’ve been taking a closer look to find out more.Rolls-Royce shares: turnaround opportunity?Trading in Rolls-Royce shares rose by 319% on the eToro platform in October. This put the firm in at number eight in terms of trading activity, up from 36 the previous month.The catalyst for the increase in trading appears to have been the jet engine maker’s £2bn rights issue. My colleague James McCombie covered this in more detail here and explained why Rolls’ share price has been so volatile recently.The whole aviation sector has been battered by the pandemic slump in international flying. It’s not yet clear how long it will take for air travel to recover, but the industry view seems to be that it could take until 2023 for air traffic to return to 2019 levels.Rolls-Royce shares hit an all-time low of 35p on 2 October. The share price has doubled since then, suggesting that some investors who bought in October may have done quite well on the trade.So what else have eToro clients been buying?New opportunities in electric cars?Investors still seem to be focused on the growth potential of the electric car sector. The two most-traded stocks by eToro customers last month were Chinese firm Nio and its US rival Tesla.Nio took the top spot with a 50% increase in trading activity, while Tesla slipped to second as trading levels fell by 55%. Tesla’s share price has also slipped over the last month, dropping 10% despite selling a record number of cars during the third quarter. By contrast, Nio stock has risen by 55% since the start of October.eToro analyst Adam Vettese thinks that “the US government’s delay in agreeing a fresh coronavirus stimulus package” may be acting as a drag on Tesla stock. By contrast, Mr Vettese says that Shanghai-based Nio has already enjoyed $1bn of Chinese state support.The electric car industry is still young. But with competition growing from new players and established car manufacturers, I think it’s going to be an interesting sector to watch over the next few years.Don’t give up on techTech investors on eToro were buying up several big fallers last month, while pulling back from some of this year’s biggest winners. Content delivery platform Fastly saw a 357% increase in trading in October, while trading in chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) rose by 40%.Over the last three months, AMD and Fastly have both underperformed bigger tech names such as Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook. Trading in these heavy hitters eased at eToro last month, suggesting to me that investors may be looking for relative value opportunities in the tech sector. Image source: Getty Images. 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. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Investors buy Rolls-Royce shares but turn cautious on Tesla, says eToro 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Roland Headlast_img read more

Koumori-An 1945-2015 / Atsumasa Tamura Design Office

first_imgSave this picture!© Sohei Terui+ 22 Share Koumori-An 1945-2015 / Atsumasa Tamura Design Office Architects: Atsumasa Tamura Design Office Area Area of this architecture project 2016 “COPY” Koumori-An 1945-2015 / Atsumasa Tamura Design OfficeSave this projectSaveKoumori-An 1945-2015 / Atsumasa Tamura Design Office Houses CopyHouses, Renovation•Wakayama, Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/798084/koumori-an-1945-2015-atsumasa-tamura-design-office Clipboard Photographs Projectscenter_img Manufacturers: Panasonic, FONTE TRADING, TANICO, YAMAGIWASite Area:256.13 sqmBuilding Area:153.54 sqmArchitect In Charge:Atsumasa TamuraCity:WakayamaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sohei TeruiRecommended ProductsCeramicsGrespaniaWall Tiles – Wabi SabiCeramicsApariciPorcelain Tiles – TangoCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterCeramicsApavisaTiles – JewelsValue in KeepingThe 70-years old house was inherited from Owner’s aunt, who bought the original structure to teach Tea Ceremony. A new living quarter was added later to complete this wooden single-story building. It had been left as storage for years and was too damaged, yet Owner chose to keep the old characters, despite cost & time, than to build a new. Inspired by his wish, the renovation began not just to restore but rather to create a space where the old section merges into the new in a harmonious way. The “Koumori-An” house offers the concept of “Value in Keeping” which no new house can imitate.Save this picture!© Sohei TeruiStyle of the HouseThe seventy-years old building was not at all an iconic structure but just an ordinary house with Kirizuma roof.  Yet the style of the house should not be changed drastically as it was a part of the landscape and its memory. It is valuable not because it is aged, but because it has been there shaping the local scenery as a part of town.What must be changed was not the style of the house – but the style to live in.  Save this picture!© Sohei Terui5 Shaku 7 Sun (Traditional Metrics)How to incorporate the history of 70 years into the modern life style, how can it be remodeled into a new living space? If New Section had been renovated to suit the modern living style, the inside measurement would have become too different from Old Section which was built in the traditional Japanese metrics. Naturally the life style on Tatami differs from the contemporary style with chairs. If two set of metrics had been introduced in adjoining space, Old Section would have been recognized as simply out-of-date and there would have been no harmony.Save this picture!Sketch PlanTherefore the traditional Japanese metrics, “5 Shaku 7 Sun”, was applied to New Section. With the same inside measurement, Old and New are connected in a harmonious way, and by keeping the proportion, the design of New Section was free from the restriction of the traditional Japanese Style.Save this picture!Floor PlanTerrace of SpaceAn open and spacious terrace was arranged in the middle of the house complex, as the intersection of Old and New Sections, and inside and outside space. The terrace is accessible from New Section, Corridor and Old Section, implying that both new and old parts are in unison. Also the terrace roof is extended to the Living room, as if to show the terrace, Corridor and Dining area are one connected room.Save this picture!© Sohei TeruiThe old space is not there to make a contrast to the new, but to produce the harmony using the same metrics. By doing so, the design is able to expand further. Newly renovated space has become a place where the history of 70 years can be felt and enjoyed, establishing the concept of “Value in Keeping”.Save this picture!© Sohei TeruiCovered in SnowOn the day the house was completed, a rare snow fell in Wakayama.The traditional Japanese styled garden with white camellia blossoms, dry landscape, maple and moth, was all in white. Light, wind, rain, snow – all natural aspects can be felt in the house. Such a feeling is essential to enjoy the richness in Life.Save this picture!© Sohei TeruiProject gallerySee allShow lessThe R01 Villa / IDA StudioSelected ProjectsBamboo Design + Build Workshop, Cambodia 2016Workshop Share Year:  “COPY” Photographs:  Sohei Terui Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/798084/koumori-an-1945-2015-atsumasa-tamura-design-office Clipboard Area:  152 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Japan CopyAbout this officeAtsumasa Tamura Design OfficeOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationWakayamaJapanPublished on October 27, 2016Cite: “Koumori-An 1945-2015 / Atsumasa Tamura Design Office” 26 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Pasadena Police Department Prepares for a DUI Saturation Patrol

first_img Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy The Pasadena Police Department will be conducting a “Zero Tolerance” DUI Saturation Patrol on Saturday, May 4, 2013. The program will begin at 8:00 P.M. and will end at 3:00 A.M. This enforcement operation will be in an effort to reduce and remove the number of impaired drivers traveling on city streets. DUI programs are a useful and effective tool for achieving the Pasadena Police Department’s goal of detecting and removing impaired drivers from our streets while improving traffic safety, saving lives and preventing injuries.The Pasadena Police Department encourages people who are leaving home and planning on consuming alcoholic beverages, to select a designated driver prior to drinking or to simply telephone one of the many taxi cab services for a safe ride home.Adult drivers with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, and other expenses that can exceed $10,000 In addition, it is a violation of law for any driver under the age of 21 years to operate a motor vehicle with any measurable amount of alcohol in their system.The public is encouraged to help keep our roadways safe and to ‘Report Drunk Drivers by Calling 911 whenever you see a suspected drunk driver.’Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Celebrity Body Parts Insured For Ridiculous AmountsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty latest #1 Pasadena Police Department Prepares for a DUI Saturation Patrol Published on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 | 7:28 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a commentlast_img read more

PWP Upgrades its Outage Management and Call Center to Milsoft E&O System with the Addition of Milsoft OMS & Milsoft Call Center

first_img Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Water and Power recently upgraded its outage management system and call center to the Milsoft E&O System with the addition of Milsoft OMS and Milsoft call center.According to a news statement, the Milsoft OMS will enable electric utilities to better detect, evaluate and respond to customer service outages.The new automated collection, organization, analysis and display of relevant data system will also improve employee productivity and effectiveness, especially during severe system outage events, according to the statement.The Milsoft call center, a hosted interactive voice response (IVR) Communications system, will enable utilities to communicate with their customers and employees 24-hours a day, insuring consistent, accurate and clear information in every call.“Further, it allows customers to take care of a variety of needs from reporting outages to paying their bill while ensuring that no customer is turned away by a busy signal,” according to the news statement. “And it accomplishes all this more economically and reliably than doing so with on-site telecom facilities and additional employee shifts.” Business News 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Herbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribecenter_img Top of the News Government PWP Upgrades its Outage Management and Call Center to Milsoft E&O System with the Addition of Milsoft OMS & Milsoft Call Center From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, May 30, 2013 | 11:15 am Community News Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

DS News June Issue: Mr. Ebers Talks Mr. Cooper

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / DS News June Issue: Mr. Ebers Talks Mr. Cooper DS News June 2018 magazine features Print Features 2018-05-31 David Wharton Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago In the June issue of DS News, Nationstar’s Tony Ebers talks about the challenges and expectations he faces as he takes on the newly created role of the company’s COO. He told DS News, “I’ve always had a passion for technology and operations, particularly in the financial services space. It’s been in my DNA for as long as I can remember, and my 25-year career has spanned across the industry from originations to servicing to real estate transaction services. But I have never been more excited than I am now. Nationstar, with our Mr. Cooper and Xome brands, has a big opportunity to truly transform the home loan industry and the journey for homeowners.”Here’s what else can be found in our latest issue:”Directing Traffic, Driving Progress”by George Mehok, CIO, Safeguard PropertiesField services technology platforms have proven themselves most efficient in acting as traffic controllers on the property information highway.”Untangling the Web of Foreclosure Complications”by Lance Olsen, Managing Partner Northwest, McCarthy HolthusNew legislation in Washington State aims to define how and when servicers can secure abandoned properties—learn what the law entails and its possible nationwide impact.”Teaming to Benefit the Bottom Line”by Lisa Abdy-Gray, VP, Centralized Production, Finance of America CommercialHow your financing partner can make or break your rental investment business, and the ways you can determine what options are right for your growing portfolio.Don’t Miss …Henry Cason, SVP, Head of Digital Products at Fannie Mae, talks about technological innovation and testing at the GSE in the latest installment of our “Five Minutes With” feature. Gunnar Blix, Deputy Chief Economist, Equifax, gives us the lay of the land in “Ask the Economist.” And, in the new installment of “Counsel’s Corner,” Steven C. Lindberg, Managing Partner, Anselmo Lindberg & Associates, discusses the legal challenges that could impact the industry in the months ahead.All of this and more is waiting for you inside the latest edition of DS News magazine. Click here to access the digital archives, or here to sign up for a subscription so DS News is delivered right to your doorstep. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago May 31, 2018 2,006 Views  Print This Post David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: 2018 Hurricane Storm Surge Damage Could Top $1 Trillion Next: HUD Celebrates National Homeownership Month Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: DS News June 2018 magazine features Print Features About Author: David Wharton Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Magazine, News DS News June Issue: Mr. Ebers Talks Mr. Cooper The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Savelast_img read more

Tolerance Levels In All Sections Going Down; Mindless Forwarding Of Messages Leads To Fake News : Justice S K Kaul

first_imgTop StoriesTolerance Levels In All Sections Going Down; Mindless Forwarding Of Messages Leads To Fake News : Justice S K Kaul Sanya Talwar31 May 2020 4:46 AMShare This – xJustice Sanjay Kishan Kaul , judge of the Supreme Court, on Sunday spoke on the menace of fake news and its derivatives at an online lecture organised by Madras Bar Association.”The idea of Freedom of Speech, the subject of Freedom of speech in these times appeal to me. I feel like the challenges of these times are a little different with respect to the topic with which we are…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?LoginJustice Sanjay Kishan Kaul , judge of the Supreme Court, on Sunday spoke on the menace of fake news and its derivatives at an online lecture organised by Madras Bar Association.”The idea of Freedom of Speech, the subject of Freedom of speech in these times appeal to me. I feel like the challenges of these times are a little different with respect to the topic with which we are discussing. Also, from the perspective of expansion of technology which has taken place, it becomes extremely important.” said Justice Kaul in his opening remarks.Justice Kaul stated that the problem of fake news dissemination & misinformation can be attributed to the onslaught of platforms due to technological advances. He added that the challenge of fake news becomes even more intensified in times of the pandemic.”Fake news is more dangerous than the Coronavirus itself. Its ramifications are manifold” , Justice Kaul said.While highlighting the pertinent need to inculcate “tolerance”, which Justice Kaul stated has been going down in India, he stated that that “a section which calls another intolerant becomes intolerant themselves”.  “In the last number of years, the tolerance levels in various sections have started going down”, he commented.He said that labels such as ‘urban naxals’ and ‘Modi-bhakts’ are used to categorize people holding on to different view points. He believed that such tendencies was killing the space for free discussion of ideas.”We have to understand and appreciate another’s point of view without agreeing with it” said Justice Kaul.”What is perceived as the middle path becomes a casualty. The shades of grey suffer. You get into only blacks and whites”, said Justice Kaul, who has authored judgments upholding the right of artistic freedom in the cases of M F Hussain (in Delhi HC) and Perumal Murugan (as judge of Madras HC).”If you do not like a book, throw it away”, Justice Kaul said, referring to his judgment in Perumal Murugan case.Next,Justice Kaul went on to elucidate that Constitution-makers never envisaged the propensity of fake news futuristically as as been caused by the new-age media. Mindless forwarding of whatsapp messages, without verifying or application of mind has led to a state of affairs where no responsibility can be bestowed for such dissemination, he said. Emphasising on the difference between the responsibilities of the press and social media, Justice Kaul stated that while the press can be held accountable for dissemination of misinformation, the same may not be possible with social media.”Journalists have a badge. They have a team of editors and are responsible for their publications. When the press is writing, they are accountable. Writing news is their bread and butter, and they write with a certain sense of responsibility. But there were others who use social media to maybe not propagate their views, but to express, without checks or balances,” he said.The need for regulatory legislations was pointed out by Justice Kaul to handle platforms. He said that he was not in favour of Government centric regulations to deal with misinformation on social media platforms.Additionally, Justice Kaul also spoke on the issue of Trolling on social media and the rising demands for “Instant Justice”. “Trolling on social media a concern. Obscenity is a concern – take for example the bois locker room incident – the way it unfolded, its ramifications – unfortunately a boy took his life. Now people want “instant justice”. This leads to “herd-mentality”. This demand of “instant justice” is problem. Instant justice can do a lot of injustice. When you endeavour to do this, Please remember that you can also be at the receiving end of this”, he said.Justice Kaul said that hate-speech is also a cause of concern and then went on to state that the trend seems to be of calling out the Government for every measure being taken. Answering a question on the thin line of difference between criticism of the Government and sedition, Justice Kaul said that calling out the government for its policies does not amount to sedition. “Thin line starts when concerted groups get into a campaign of spreading misinformation. A calls B intolerant. Truth is A is equally intolerant”, he added.Further, he said that people must verify and apply their rational minds before they send out information or respond to anything. “If possible count to 10 before you respond to anything” – Justice Kaul.”More thinking and responsible citizens should help in this process.When thinking and educated people don’t apply their mind and go to extremes, the problems arise” he said.Justice Kaul also said that when imputation and gradings are made with respect to the judiciary, it will damage the institution.”Criticism of a view point, of a judgment is okay, there is no problem. But when imputations and gradings are made, I think we damage the very institution”, he said.According to his, that will be a case of “after me deluge” thinking.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

A pilot study for predicting ozone amounts for the general public in southern Chile

first_imgDuring 1994/95 a UK Overseas Development Administration (now Department for International Development – DFID) funded project was undertaken to predict ozone amount over Punta Arenas in southern Chile. A low-cost satellite receiver was installed to receive the digital data stream from the NOAA series of weather satellites. The ozone channel of the TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder instrument on the NOAA satellites was used to obtain maps of stratospheric ozone for the area around Punta Arenas in near real time. Also, a simple model was developed to predict the amount of column ozone from the forecast 100 hPa temperatures obtained from the UK Meteorological Office. These techniques used together made it possible to issue timely warnings to the general public of Punta Arenas before the Antarctic ozone hole moved across southern South America during the Austral spring.last_img read more

Total ozone dependence of the difference between the empirically corrected EP-TOMS and high-latitude station datasets

first_imgA comparison was made of the ground-based and satellite total ozone content (TOC) measurements in the atmosphere over the Antarctic stations Vernadsky, Halley and Amundsen–Scott and the Arctic station Barrow. A similar discrepancy analysis was performed using the global network of ground-based ozonometric stations from the beginning of regular satellite observations in 1978. Slowing of the long-term global ozone losses has been observed during the past decade and a recovery of the ozone layer is forecast for the coming decades. Therefore, the accuracy requirements for ozone measurements are increasing, which, in turn, requires corresponding analysis of the measurement errors. In this work, the Earth Probe Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (EP-TOMS) satellite data from 1996 to 2005 were used. Satellite daily TOC values were taken using version 8 of the algorithm introduced in 2004 and empirically corrected in 2007. The most persistent features of the relative EP-TOMS–Dobson difference are: (1) a significant increase in dispersion during the period of the spring Antarctic ozone hole and (2) a differing dependence on total ozone in the trend tendency and significance for EP-TOMS and Dobson datasets. The results indicate the influence of the specific conditions during the Antarctic ozone hole on the possible precision that could be achieved in assessments of Montreal Protocol effects in the ozone layer over this region.last_img read more