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CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) Q32014 Interim Report

first_imgCAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh)  2014 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileCAL Bank Limited is a leading financial institution in Ghana offering products and services for the investment, corporate and retail banking sectors, as well as custodial, treasury, security brokerage, fund management and asset management services. The banking group underwrites securities and provides financial solutions for corporate finance operations, loan syndications and securities portfolio management, acquisitions and mergers, acceptance of bills of exchange, bullion dealings, export trade development and financing, hire-purchase finance and leasing. CAL Bank Limited provide a counseling and financing service for industrial, agricultural, mining, services and commercial ventures. The financial institution was founded in 1990 and is based in Accra, Ghana. CAL Bank Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Friday Funnies – Sky Sports Presenter Alex Payne fluffs his live intro

first_imgFriday Jan 25, 2013 Friday Funnies – Sky Sports Presenter Alex Payne fluffs his live intro Proving that even the best in the business get it wrong sometimes, here’s a look at Sky Sports anchor Alex Payne’s cringeworthy opening to the live Aviva Premiership game between Wasps and Bath at Adams Park a few week’s back.Viewers tuning in early got more than they had bargained for as Payne got himself in a bit of a tangle, and what was only a few seconds seemed like minutes as he tried to get out of it.To his credit, when he finally came right, he handled it well, brushing it off like the pro he is as co-presenters Ieuan Evans, Dean Ryan, and Will Greenwood all had a bit of a giggle about it.Alex later took to Twitter, where went searching for help:https://twitter.com/AlexPayneTV/status/287939738663538688He was a great sport about it despite the (mostly) light hearted abuse he received, saying afterwards, “I have had my moments, but I think that goes in as my all time No.1 brain fart!”A fan favourite among TV hosts, Payne later added: “I like to think my sensational face plant will help others to feel better about themselves.. it’s a novel approach, for sure.”Scroll down for other funny commentary related clips. Follow Alex on Twitter @SkySports_AlexPhttps://youtu.be/ndInw2p6S-kTime: 0:31ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… 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 TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ 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

Beast Mtawarira on his 100th Test and exclusive tour of his triple story home

first_imgFriday Jun 15, 2018 Beast Mtawarira on his 100th Test and exclusive tour of his triple story home Tendai Mtawarira will reach the milestone of his 100th Test when he runs out for South Africa against England on Saturday. He becomes only the sixth ever Springbok, and first ever Springbok prop to reach the milestone.In the process, 32-year-old “Beast” also joins an elite group of only seven props who have ever made 100 or more Test appearances. They are Gethin Jenkins and Adam Jones (both Wales, British & Irish Lions), Jason Leonard (England, British & Irish Lions), John Hayes (Ireland, British & Irish Lions), Martin Castrogiovanni and Andrea Lo Cicero (both Italy) and Tony Woodcock (New Zealand).Making his debut against Wales exactly ten years ago at the age of 22, Mtawarira has been an instrumental figure in the Springbok tight five, particularly against the British & Irish Lions in 2009.Since then, the soft-spoken front rower has also established himself as a mainstay for the Sharks, with 146 Super Rugby caps to his name.Coach Rassie Erasmus paid tribute to Mtawarira, whom he described as a great servant to Springbok rugby and a very good professional.“Much like a typical front rower, ‘Beast’ is not someone who likes the spotlight,” said Erasmus. “However, his contribution to Springbok rugby during the past decade has been enormous and I want to congratulate him on reaching 100 Test caps for South Africa.“It is a special achievement and while he deserves the accolades, I know he will be totally focussed on the most important job, and that is to face an extremely determined England side on Saturday in Bloem.”Always humble Mtawarira spoke to Supersport about the accolade this week.Only five other South African players have reached 100 Test caps for the Springboks.They are Percy Montgomery (in 2008), John Smit and Victor Matfield (both in 2010), and Bryan Habana and Jean de Villiers (both in 2014).The Mtawarira’s Natal North Coast family home was featured on South African lifestyle magazine show Top Billing recently, giving us a fairly unique glimpse into how he and his family spend their private time.In the segment, he discusses that famous moment he held a Sharks lock above his head, and shows his most treasured piece of memorabilia in his trophy room.KICKOFF: Saturday 16 June, 17:05 local (16:05 GMT), BloemfonteinSPRINGBOK TEAM:15 Willie le Roux, 14 S’busiso Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi (c), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 RG Snyman, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Tendai Mtawarira Subs: 16 Akker van der Merwe, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Thomas du Toit, 19 Jean-Luc du Preez, 20 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 21 Ivan van Zyl, 22 Jesse Kriel, 23 Warrick GelantENGLAND TEAM: 15 Elliot Daly, 14 Jonny May, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Owen Farrell (c), 11 Mike Brown, 10 George Ford, 9 Ben Youngs, 1 Mako Vunipola, 2 Jamie George, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 4 Joe Launchbury, 5 Maro Itoje, 6 Brad Shields, 7 Tom Curry, 8 Billy Vunipola  Subs: 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17 Joe Marler, 18 Harry Williams, 19 Mark Wilson, 20 Nathan Hughes, 21 Ben Spencer, 22 Danny Cipriani, 23 Denny Solomonacredit: supersport/topbillingADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Player Features Related Articles 28 WEEKS AGO New Zealand rugby pod admit Owen Farrell… 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Bath prop launches Amazon documentary… 30 WEEKS AGO The highs and lows of Yoann Huget after he… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Cunning online auction for Comic Relief

About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Cunning online auction for Comic Relief Howard Lake | 14 March 2001 | News Blackadderhall.co.uk, the unofficial Web residence of the Blackadder family (and Baldrick) are saying ‘pants to poverty’ with a special auction of autographed Blackadder-related books and memorabilia, with all proceeds going to Comic Relief.Blackadderhall.co.uk, the unofficial Web residence of the Blackadder family (and Baldrick) are saying ‘pants to poverty’ with a special auction of autographed Blackadder-related books and memorabilia, with all proceeds going to Comic Relief. Items up for auction include a hardback edition of the book Blackadder: The Whole Damn Dynasty – signed by eight members of the cast and crew (including Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Ben Elton and Richard Curtis).Blackadderhall.co.uk points out that this event is not to be confused with Baldrick’s fundraising attempt, “skids for the skint”. Editor’s note (28 April 2016)Links to the Blackadderhall site have been removed today following warnings of possible malware on that site. Tagged with: auction Celebrity Comic Relief  144 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  143 total views,  1 views today Advertisement read more

Fundraising Regulator and Charity Commission for Northern Ireland sign MOU

first_img Tagged with: Fundraising Regulator Northern Ireland “The Memorandum is aimed at supporting both regulators to work together to ensure strong, effective and proportionate oversight of the charity and voluntary sector in Northern Ireland. We look forward to collaborating with the new Fundraising Regulator, as well as encouraging charities in Northern Ireland to adhere to best practice in their fundraising activities.”  59 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7  60 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 The Fundraising Regulator and Charity Commission for Northern Ireland have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a working relationship between the two bodies.The Memorandum will see staff from the Fundraising Regulator and the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland co-operate with each other and aims to promote a common understanding of responsibilities, working procedures, legal powers and constraints. The two bodies will work together on relevant investigations and policy issues.This is the sixth Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Fundraising Regulator in the last year. Previous agreements have been signed with the Charity Commission for England and Wales, the Information Commissioner’s Office, the Institute of Fundraising, the Higher Education Funding Council for England and the Scottish Fundraising Standards Panel.Stephen Dunmore, Chief Executive of the Fundraising Regulator said:“We are delighted to have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland. The Memorandum reflects our desire for continued collaboration and consistency, ensuring that charities across Northern Ireland are adhering to ethical fundraising.”Frances McCandless, Chief Executive of the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland said: Advertisementcenter_img Fundraising Regulator and Charity Commission for Northern Ireland sign MOU Melanie May | 4 October 2017 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Walmart workers gear up for ‘Black Friday’

first_imgFederal Way, Wash. — Walmart workers walked out at four Seattle-area Walmart stores on Nov. 15 against low pay and anti-worker ­intimidation.This is part of a national campaign to organize Walmart, which is headed for a national strike against Walmart on “Black Friday,” the day after so-called “Thanksgiving,” when retail monopolies like Walmart rake in billions of dollars in sales from workers’ small paychecks. The Food and Commercial Workers union, along with Working Washington and OUR Walmart, are organizing for the strike locally.Walmart workers’ supporters from unions and community groups showed up early on Nov. 15 to leaflet the Federal Way store. The cops’ order to leave the premises was soon overruled by dozens of Walmart workers pouring out of the store.Striking workers from three other Walmart stores, including a Sams Club, also came out.Workers chanted in the store and then led a crowd of 300, including a marching band, across the parking lot. People chanted, “Stand up! Live better!” and “We’re fired up, won’t take it no more!”Elena Perez from UFCW read off the names of the many labor and community groups supporting the Walmart “associates” (the term the corporation uses instead of “workers”). The workers spoke out loudly against the company’s harassment and attempts to intimidate their organizing campaign.Associate Sara Gilbert spoke of overcoming company fear and intimidation and going to Bentonville, Ark., to protest at Walmart’s corporate headquarters. Leaders from SPEEA/IFPT — the International Federation of Professional and Technical Workers at Boeing — presented the Walmart campaign with a $2,000 check and made a strong solidarity statement along with others.This early walkout by oppressed, low-paid workers, many of them workers of color, is a sure sign of things to come.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Doxing attack against media: Germany hit by global trend

first_imgNews The arrest of a 20-year-old student from the central German state of Hesse suspected of carrying out the data breach seems to confirm that in the German case it was not foreign intelligence agencies that were at work, but a single perpetrator. The analysis of the data cache also suggests that the attacker did not have very advanced technology at his disposal, but simply invested a great deal of time in searching for private data and preparing it for publication. However, the accounts of certain journalists were also hacked, providing access to details from address books and chats and other personal information. GermanyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsProtecting sources Several cases of doxing attacks against media outlets have also come to light in Brazil. At the end of last year, RSF Germany trained a reporter working for the online magazine Vice Brazil in digital security as part of its Berlin Scholarship Programme for empowering journalists in the digital field. She became the target of doxing in her country after attracting the unwelcome attention of far-right trolls with her intensive coverage of illegal sex work in Brazil and feminist issues. Although the trolls openly supported Brazil’s new far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, according to research by RSF Germany they had no direct ties to either the president or his party. However, they had been stirred up by Bolsonaro’s fierce rhetoric against the media and saw themselves as supporters of his movement. The journalist was first bombarded with hate posts, then she and her family were doxed. RSF GERMANY LAUNCHING DIGITAL HELP DESK RSF_en One of the biggest doxing attacks on a media outlet to date took place in the US in June 2018 against journalist Luke O’Brien and other Huffington Post staff members. The trigger was a report by O’Brien in which he identified the person behind the infamous Twitter account @AmyMek. At the time, the account had over 230,000 followers and was known for spreading far-right propaganda, crude conspiracy theories and vocal support for US President Donald Trump. After five years of anonymity O’Brien revealed, on the basis of extensive research, that the account was operated by a 45-year-old New Yorker named Amy Jane Mekelburg. June 2, 2021 Find out more © AFP RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum DATA THEFT REVEALS INFORMATION ON DOZENS OF JOURNALISTS According to an analysis by the US-based Digital Forensic Research Lab a movement comprising hundreds of users who regarded O’Brien’s article as doxing then formed on social media and right-wing platforms. O’Brien and his colleagues at the Huffington Post were bombarded with hate posts on social media and at the same time the digital mob gathered all the information available about the editorial staff and compiled it into extensive lists of personal information such as phone numbers and home addresses. Frequent calls were also made for the information to be used for further action against the journalists, for example threatening phone calls or personal “visits”. RSF analysed the data and came to the conclusion that contrary to initial media reports of a major “hack” against media companies, this was more a targeted doxing of journalists and other individuals in the public eye. This is the first time German journalists have been doxed on a large scale, meaning that a trend that media workers in other countries have had to contend with for some time has now arrived in Germany. THE US: DOXING ATTACKS FOLLOWING STORY ABOUT RIGHT-WING TWITTER TROLL News to go further GermanyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsProtecting sources News Help by sharing this information “The doxing of journalists is not a trivial offence, but an attack against the integrity and freedom of the media in general,” said RSF Germany’s Executive Director Christian Mihr. “The current ‘hack’ shows clearly that media can protect themselves against such partisans with simple measures. We urge all journalists to take these measures promptly to protect their own data and those of their colleagues.” Follow the news on Germany BRAZIL: BOLSONARO’S ANTI-MEDIA RHETORIC ENCOURAGES DIGITAL MOB Germany ranks 15th out of 180 states on Reporters Without Borders’ Press Freedom Index. GERMANY: FAR-RIGHT “PARTISANS” EXPECTED TO POSE A THREAT On Friday, January 4th, it came to light that links to the private data of politicians, satirists, actors and journalists had been published daily on the Twitter account @_0rbit since the beginning of December as a kind of advent calendar. But it was only on the January 4th, when various media outlets analysed and reported on the leaks, that this became known to the general public. Among others, employees of the German public broadcasters ARD, ZDF and their web service for youths and young adults, “funk”, were affected by the leaks. Even before the current doxing attack RSF had already begun work on setting up a digital help desk that is to be launched in March. It will provide journalists with information on cybersecurity and behaviour strategies, and from April on will also offer online seminars on a regular basis. In addition to the “classic” threats such as state surveillance of communications the service will focus on new, “softer” types of attack, on how to deal with hate speech, and on account management. In addition, the attention this data theft has received in the media is likely to encourage copycats. As a result, we can expect doxing attacks to become more frequent in Germany. RSF therefore also recommends that in future media outlets refrain from reporting on such cases until they have thoroughly examined the material. The amount of attention this case has attracted in Germany is unwarranted in view of the quality of the data. Entrepreneur Luciano Hang also made headlines in Brazil when he posted the mobile phone number of journalist Ricardo Galhardo on Twitter after the latter raised questions about his support for Bolsonaro’s election campaign. According to the Brazilian Association for Investigative Journalism (ABRAJI), Galhardo received hostile text and WhatsApp messages for days as a result. RSF also takes a critical view of the various political reactions to the case, which included calls for intelligence agencies to be given more powers. It is highly questionable whether increased powers would enable the already well-equipped agencies to better protect the online activities of millions of citizens. Rather, the population needs to be sensitized to the dangers of doxing, and steps should be taken to ensure that citizens significantly increase their own security through simple measures. The case shows how vulnerable journalists can be even vis-à-vis supposedly harmless attackers if they don’t follow the basic rules of cybersecurity. RSF recommends that after this incident everyone who works in the media sector revise their own security standards. Journalists, in particular, should use stronger passwords, avoid using the same password for different purposes, and always secure their accounts with two-factor authentication. This applies not only for work-related profiles, but also for private ones and those of persons close to them, such as family members and friends. In an extensive report, RSF documented a number of similar cases from around the world in the summer of 2018 and published a list of 25 recommendations for ensuring that journalists are better protected against cyberattacks. May 31, 2021 Find out more German BND Act: A missed opportunity for press freedom March 30, 2021 Find out more News After the recent cyberattack on German politicians, celebrities and journalists Reporters Without Borders (RSF) observes with great concern that following various incidents in other countries journalists in Germany are now also confronted with “doxing” attacks, a practice in which personal information is published with the aim of damaging the reputation of the targeted persons. RSF expects this dangerous practice to become more commonplace in Germany, posing a risk to journalists’ personal safety and their sources. Receive email alerts February 2, 2019 Doxing attack against media: Germany hit by global trend WARNING AGAINST EXCESSIVE COVERAGE AND INAPPROPRIATE POLITICAL REACTIONS Organisation Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EUlast_img read more

US Executes 52 Year Old Lisa Montgomery, First Female Death Row Convict In Over 70 Years

first_imgForeign/InternationalUS Executes 52 Year Old Lisa Montgomery, First Female Death Row Convict In Over 70 Years Nupur Thapliyal13 Jan 2021 9:04 AMShare This – xLisa Montgomery, a 52 year old woman, was executed on Wednesday by lethal injection after the US Supreme Court denied the application of stay of execution. Montgomery, the only woman on the death row, was the first woman to be executed by the US government in over 7 decades. It is however pertinent to note that the she was one of the three death row convicts who were scheduled to…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?LoginLisa Montgomery, a 52 year old woman, was executed on Wednesday by lethal injection after the US Supreme Court denied the application of stay of execution. Montgomery, the only woman on the death row, was the first woman to be executed by the US government in over 7 decades. It is however pertinent to note that the she was one of the three death row convicts who were scheduled to be executed before the election of Joe Biden as President next week who is planning to stop federal executions. BACKGROUND OF THE CASE In April 2004, Lisa Montgomery who was 36 years old then, met Bobbie Stinnett at a dog show. Stinnett was a businesswoman who ran a website for doing dog business. In 2004, when Stinnett became pregnant, she shared the news with her online business community including Montgomery. Lisa Montgomery had wanted to become pregnant but was unable to do so as she had undergone sterilization. Therefore, she began telling people that she was pregnant and started wearing maternity clothes pretending to be a pregnant woman. So much so, that her husband and children started to believe her as they were unaware of the fact that she could not become a mother again. In December 2004, Stinnett was in her 8th month of pregnancy. Lisa approached her and asked her to schedule a meeting for wanting to purchase a dog. Therefore, Stinnett called Lisa to her house. Lisa while travelling to the house had taken white cord and a sharp knife along with her. Lisa then attacked Stinnett using the cord to strangle her until she was unconscious. Thereafter, she cut into Stinnett’s abdomen with the sharp knife causing her to regain consciousness. Stinnett, after becoming conscious, started to struggle with Lisa in order to stop her, Lisa strangled her again, resulting in her death. Thereafter, Lisa extracted the baby from Stinnett’s womb by cutting the umbilical cord and took the child with her. Stinnett’s body was found by her mother after which she called 911. A district court had awarded death sentence to her after the conclusion of her trial. Lisa had been in a federal prison in Texas since 2008 in a psychiatric care. She was kept in an isolation cell under a suicide watch since the time she had received her execution date.Click Here To Download Application[Read Application]Next Storylast_img read more

‘Must Be Left To Wisdom Of Govt’: Allahabad High Court Dismisses Plea Seeking Removal Of Mobile Towers For Maintaining Public Health

first_imgNews Updates’Must Be Left To Wisdom Of Govt’: Allahabad High Court Dismisses Plea Seeking Removal Of Mobile Towers For Maintaining Public Health LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK28 Feb 2021 11:11 PMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court recently dismissed a writ petition seeking removal of a mobile tower from a residential area on the ground that it has deleterious effects on human health. Relying on the decision of a Division Bench in Asha Mishra v. State of UP & Ors.;2017 (1) UPLBEC 261, the Court held, “Such matters must be left to the mature wisdom of the Government or 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 Allahabad High Court recently dismissed a writ petition seeking removal of a mobile tower from a residential area on the ground that it has deleterious effects on human health. Relying on the decision of a Division Bench in Asha Mishra v. State of UP & Ors.;2017 (1) UPLBEC 261, the Court held, “Such matters must be left to the mature wisdom of the Government or the implementing agency. It is their forte. In such cases, if the situation demands, the courts should take only a detached decision based on the pattern of the well settled principles of administrative law.” In Asha Mishra (supra), the High Court had examined the issue whether mobile towers have a deleterious effect due to EMF radiation. The Court was faced with two conflicting researches. A report by one Prof. Girish Kumar stated that there is imminent danger to human health and safety caused by EMF radiation. Another report submitted by a Committee constituted by the High Court stated that there is no material which justified the conclusions arrived at by Prof. Kumar. In view of such conflicting scientific reports on one hand, and the issue being related to public health and safety on the other, the Court proceeded to peruse the findings and recommendations of DOT, the Parliamentary Standing Committee as well as the WHO. It noted that all the experts had unanimously voiced their opinion that the apprehensions as to threat to health and life are not justifiable. Accordingly, the Court had observed, “Bearing in mind the present conclusions and findings on the subject as expressed by experts across the board we find that there exists no justification for the submission of a present and imminent danger or threat to human health from the radiation emitted by mobile towers and BTS’s. We further note that the studies undertaken both in India as well as by other international organizations have unanimously opined that the emissions from these equipments are minuscule and do not warrant the anxiety or fear which is sought to be generated in this batch of petitions.” In the instant case, the Petitioner Amarjit Samuel Datt had filed a PIL being aggrieved by erection of a mobile tower and 4G Base Transmitting Station adjacent to his residence. He contended that the tower is located in the densely populated area and the emission of radiation from the tower has adverse effect on the health of the petitioner and his family members and the people living nearby. At the outset, the Bench comprising of Justices Manish Mathur and Ritu Raj Awasthi said that the matter shall be treated in the Miscellaneous Bench jurisdiction as the Petitioner is himself an aggrieved party. Thereafter, it held that in view of the findings of the High Court in Asha Mishra (supra), the instant case deserves to be dismissed. The Court declined the argument raised by the Petitioner that the said case is distinguishable from the instant case on the ground that in that case under challenge was the installation of mobile towers and 4G Base Transmitting Towers being established in the entire State of UP. The Bench opined, “pith and substance of the issues raised in the writ petition are by and large the same as have been framed by the Court while deciding the case of Smt. Asha Mishra (Supra) and as such the judgment of Smt. Asha Mishra (Supra) covers the controversy involved in the instant writ petition.” So far as the contention of the Petitioner that the advisory on the use of mobile towers considering the impact on wildlife including birds and bees are not followed is concerned, the Court observed that they are only advisory and not mandatory in nature. So far as the contention of the Petitioner that the question raised in the Parliament and the answers to those questions given by the Ministry of Telecommunication have not been considered are concerned, the Court held that the discussion made in the Parliament are not to be considered while deciding the case in a judicial Court. Lastly, the Court said, “petitioner has not been able to show that the erection and operation of the impugned mobile tower and 4G Base Transmitting Station by the opposite party no.7 is in contravention of any order or direction of the State Government or any other authority” and dismissed the petition. Advocates Abhishek Singh and Prashant Kumar appeared for Petitioner. Senior Advocate JN Mathur with Advocate Aakash Prasad appeared for private-Respondent. Assistant Solicitor General of India SB Pandey with Advocate Ambrish Rai (for Union of India). Case Title: Amarjit Samuel Datt v. Union of India & Ors. Click Here To Download Order Read OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

The impact of Southern Ocean residual upwelling on atmospheric CO2 on centennial and millennial timescales

first_imgThe Southern Ocean plays a pivotal role in climate change by exchanging heat and carbon, and provides the primary window for the global deep ocean to communicate with the atmosphere. There has been a widespread focus on explaining atmospheric CO2 changes in terms of changes in wind forcing in the Southern Ocean. Here, we develop a dynamically-motivated metric, the residual upwelling, that measures the primary effect of Southern Ocean dynamics on atmospheric CO2 on centennial to millennial timescales by determining the communication with the deep ocean. The metric encapsulates the combined, net effect of winds and air–sea buoyancy forcing on both the upper and lower overturning cells, which have been invoked as explaining atmospheric CO2 changes for the present day and glacial-interglacial changes. The skill of the metric is assessed by employing suites of idealized ocean model experiments, including parameterized and explicitly simulated eddies, with online biogeochemistry and integrated for 10,000 years to equilibrium. Increased residual upwelling drives elevated atmospheric CO2 at a rate of typically 1–1.5 parts per million/106 m3 s−1 by enhancing the communication between the atmosphere and deep ocean. This metric can be used to interpret the long-term effect of Southern Ocean dynamics on the natural carbon cycle and atmospheric CO2, alongside other metrics, such as involving the proportion of preformed nutrients and the extent of sea ice cover.last_img read more