CWW secures an £82m government contract win

first_img KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp Share Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tuesday 14 September 2010 8:23 pmcenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com CABLE & Wireless Worldwide (CWW) yesterday announced an £82m, five year contract to supply a telecoms network for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).The firm hopes the deal will act as a jumping block for other government departments to separately contract to user the network.The contract represents around five per cent of CWW’s total UK public sector income and has been seen as a positive sign for the firm, which has been hit by the drop in government tenders.The deal will save the FCO an estimated £90m over the course of the contract.Jerry Dellis, an analyst with Jefferies International, said the deal suggests CWW has scope to grow in the public contract sphere. CWW secures an £82m government contract win Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS

first_imgThursday 25 November 2010 7:59 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailJournalPregnant Woman Takes a Nap – You Won’t Believe What She Discovered When She WokeJournalZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldGloriousaCouple Had Their Home Demolished Because Of ThisGloriousaTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCuteBizarre Hells Angels Rules, #10 Is MandatoryAlphaCuteRest WowCouple Enacts Revenge Towards Neighbor Who Made Their Life HellRest Wowcenter_img KCS-content Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof whatsapp Grant ThorntonGrant Thornton has appointed a new head of retail: Barry Knight. Knight brings 20 years’ of financial advising experience in retail, tourism and travel. He has worked for Littlewoods, Burton Group (now Arcadia Group), Sears, Selfridges, Jaeger and Boots. In his new role at Grant Thornton, he will be leading the retail team to serve clients on a range of matters including audit, tax, restructuring and corporate finance. FoxDaviesFoxDavies has made three new hires in its research and market-making divisions. Shahin Amini will be joining the oil and gas research team, working with Lionel Therond on expansion coverage.Amini has ten years experience in the industry, having worked for Halliburton, BPP Technical Services and Kvaerner Oil & Gas. Paul Singer has also joined as an oil services analyst, moving from Barclays. He has also previously been an equity analyst with BP and ARCO Chemical and has worked for Credit Lyonnais, Enskilda and Morgan Stanley.Juan Alvarez has also been hired for the mining research team from Golder Associates, where he has worked as a mining geologist for seven years. Previously, he worked at Rio Tinto, Anglogold, Terrasearch and Surtec Geosurveys. Prime Rate Capital ManagementPrime Rate Capital Management, a provider of liquidity and fixed income products, has added Annie Norton as an assistant portfolio manager. She will be reporting to Gary Skedge and joins the firm from MF Global’s fixed income team. She has previously worked at Gulf Internationa Bank and RZB London.London Pensions Fund AuthorityLPFA has appointed three new members to its board: councillor Sir Merrick Cockell, Anthony Dalwood and councillor Stephen Alambritis. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Interest rates unchanged for 23rd month

first_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut alison.lock whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndo Tags: NULL Thursday 10 February 2011 7:42 amcenter_img Show Comments ▼ Interest rates unchanged for 23rd month Share UK interest rates have been left unchanged again this month at the record 0.5 per cent level.The meeting of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee is likely to have been fraught and the vote close as the board’s opinion has been divided over how soon to raise rates.This is the 23rd consecutive month without a change in the rates.The Bank is under pressure to raise rates to combat rising inflation, which currently stands at about 3.4 per cent.Investec economists anticipate the consumer price index measurement of inflation to reach 4.3 per cent this week.Economists had expected a one in five chance of a rate rise today. Andrew Goodwin, senior economic advisor to the Ernst & Young ITEM Club, said a rise would have been “a major surprise”.“Throughout the past year the MPC has taken a consistent line that inflation is high because of a series of temporary factors, which will gradually fall away,” he said.“Given that the drivers of the recent surge in inflation – commodity prices and increases in indirect taxes – fall squarely into this category, it is difficult to see how a change in policy could be justified. “Indeed, we calculate that if you strip the VAT effects out of core inflation, you are left with an underlying rate of inflation that is close to one per cent.”The UK would have been the first major advanced economy to tighten policy since the start of the financial crisis if it had raised rates.Last month the BoE surprised markets when new MPC member Martin Weale joined long-standing hawk Andrew Sentance to call for a rise in rates to 0.75 per cent from a record low 0.5 per cent, and other MPC members said their decision was “finely balanced”. whatsapplast_img read more

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Travelex eyes another sale

first_img More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com FOREIGN exchange company Travelex is poised to appoint bankers to advise on the sale of its global business services, as it builds up cash reserves to expand its currency services in global markets. Travelex’s global business services operation is currently the largest non-bank provider of foreign exchange services to businesses and financial institutions. A source close to the company said that talks with banks and advisers were ongoing following strong financial results last month, and that although no banks had been officially hired yet an appointment is likely to be made “very shortly”.Chief executive Peter Jackson said in late March that the company was looking to use cash reserves from disposals – including the $459m (£285m) sale of its prepaid currency card unit to MasterCard last year – to fund expansion of its currency services in markets across Asia and South America. The company added 139 new stores in 2010, expanding the brand to 950 stores across 24 countries. It also acquired a minority stake in South African peer FX Africa last year, Travelex has been the subject of listing rumours since the middle of last year, after chairman Lloyd Dorfman admitted that its private equity majority owner Apax Group was looking at exit strategies.The company released its second best-ever set of profits on 21 March, despite being hit by the Icelandic volcano and travel strikes last year. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediamoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBe Show Comments ▼ Sunday 3 April 2011 10:36 pm KCS-content Travelex eyes another sale center_img Share Tags: NULL whatsapp whatsapp last_img read more

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National Microfinace Bank Plc (NMB.tz) 2008 Abridged Report

first_imgNational Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2008 abridged results.For more information about National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz)  2008 abridged results.Company ProfileNational Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB) is a commercial bank in Tanzania offering financial solutions for individuals, small-to-medium-sized businesses and large corporations. NMB operates in several segments; wholesale banking, retail banking, agribusiness and treasury. Its product offering ranges from current and savings accounts to time deposits to fixed deposits, and Kilimo, Chap and Chipukizi accounts. NMB also offers loans to entrepreneurs, bank guarantees, and export and import financing, supply chain financing and letters of credit. Other services include forex, cash exchange, institutional and transactional banking, and payment and collection services. NMB has an extensive network of branches and ATMs in the major towns and cities of Tanzania. National Microfinance Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgLetshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileLetshego Financial Services Botswana is regulated financial services institution that offers products and solutions for the low- to middle-income sector in Botswana. The company was established in 1998 as Micro Provident Botswana Limited but now operates as a member of the Letshego Group. Letshego Financial Services Botswana is primarily focused on providing financial solutions to individuals who are formally employed by the government of Botswana, parastatals and the private sector. A subsidiary division offers microfinance and savings solutions to individuals generating income in the informal sector. Letshego Financial Services Botswana is able to cater to both sectors by providing simple, appropriate and accessible solutions that are competitively priced. The company was able to diversify its offering through the acquisition of Micro Africa Limited in East Africa, allowing it to provide loans to micro and small enterprises, collective groups and low- to middle-class earners. The company has a presence in 11 countries across southern, east and west Africa; Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania and Uganda.last_img read more

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Livestock Feeds Plc (LIVEST.ng) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgLivestock Feeds Plc (LIVEST.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Livestock Feeds Plc (LIVEST.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Livestock Feeds Plc (LIVEST.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Livestock Feeds Plc (LIVEST.ng)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileLivestock Feeds Plc manufactures and markets a range of animal feed products in Nigeria which includes feed for poultry, pig and cattle. The company is the dominant brand in animal feeds with an installed capacity of 40 MT/hour single shift and a network of 12 franchise millers. Livestock Feeds Plc was established in 1963 as a subsidiary of Pfizer to provide health and nutritional products for exotic milking cows and hybrid chicken that were being imported into Nigeria. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Livestock Feeds Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Synairgen shares: should I buy now?

first_img Synairgen (LSE: SNG) shares came onto my radar in December and since then I’ve been watching the stock very closely. 2020 was a stellar year for the AIM-listed company but do I reckon the same will happen this year?Last month I wrote that Synairgen shares could double in 2021. I still think this is the case. The company recently provided investors with an encouraging update, which I’ll provide further details on below.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…What does Synairgen do?I think it serves as a useful reminder to reconfirm what Synairgen does. The company develops drug for respiratory diseases including asthma and more recently, Covid-19.Synairgen is a university spin-off firm, founded in 2003 by three University of Southampton professors. Although the company is very small, I think what it’s developing is truly game-changing.What makes Synairgen shares different?While companies like Pfizer and AstraZeneca have created vaccines, Synairgen is creating a treatment for Covid-19.Its SNG001 drug has been demonstrated effective in treating Covid-19 in early trials. Vaccines prevent humans contracting the coronavirus but there is also a need for Synairgen’s treatment. SNG001 will be effective where vaccines are not. I think it could also prove useful for those who don’t get vaccinated. Or if the virus mutates to the point where vaccines become less effective.I believe that SNG001 could be revolutionary for Synairgen shares as the drug could rapidly assist with the global crisis.The story so far for Synairgen sharesIt’s still early days for SNG001 to be rolled out to the masses yet. But I think the results look promising. The drug has successfully completed Phases I and II trials, which involves using the drug on a sample of patients and assessing the results.In December, Synairgen announced that it could conduct further trials in the US. The company highlighted that its application to the US regulator, FDA to evaluate SNG001 has been approved. But for me, this wasn’t the breaking news.Synairgen also announced in December that the FDA had awarded SNG001 with a fast track status. This meant that the US regulator’s timelines to review SNG001 would be shortened.I think the fast track status indicates that the FDA is taking Covid-19 treatments seriously and levelling-up the playing field. In a pre-coronavirus world, a small company like Synairgen would’ve had to face long-winded hurdles, but the fast-track status has eliminated that. If SNG001 proves to be successful, I reckon Synairgen shares could soar from current levels.The latest developmentsSynairgen reported on 13 January 2021 that the first UK patient has been given the SNG001 treatment as part of its global Phase III trial. This news is positive for Synairgen shares as it indicates that the company has swiftly moved onto the next phase of testing for the treatment of hospitalised Covid-19 patients.There is no guarantee that SNG001 will be successful in Phase III trials. But I’m optimistic, based on the results generated so far.Would I buy now?Without a shadow of a doubt, yes. The vaccines give me a glimmer of hope. But a treatment for hospitalised Covid-19 patients means that if the virus is contracted, there are specific drugs that can help. I believe in the SNG001 treatment and reckon Synairgen shares could rally on the back of its success. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Nadia Yaqub | Tuesday, 19th January, 2021 | More on: SNG Synairgen shares: should I buy now? “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Nadia Yaqub has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address 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. See all posts by Nadia Yaqublast_img read more

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Two new consultants join The Management Centre

first_img Howard Lake | 11 October 2011 | News 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 Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Recruitment / people The Management Centre has appointed two consultants, Deirdre Mills and Helen Thirlway, as it continues its expansion.Deirdre Mills has considerable experience working with the British military and with government organisations including the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development. Most recently she has worked with a number of not-for profit organisations in Southern Africa, specialising in HIV and gender projects. She specialises in strategic analysis and is already working on a strategy development project for Breast Cancer Campaign.Helen Thirlway has eight years fundraising experience working on a range of projects from capital campaigns to regular giving schemes. She has worked at environmental and arts charities and most recently headed up the UK branch of the International Primate Protection League. Her first project at The Management Centre is to develop major donor capacity for WSPA (World Society for the Protection of Animals.)www.managementcentre.co.uk  59 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Two new consultants join The Management Centrelast_img read more

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New Plea In Supreme Court Against Madras HC Order Permitting Online Sale Of Liquor [Read Petition]

first_imgTop StoriesNew Plea In Supreme Court Against Madras HC Order Permitting Online Sale Of Liquor [Read Petition] Akshita Saxena13 May 2020 9:08 PMShare This – xChief Coordinator of Naam Thamilar Katchi (NTK) party, Seeman has moved the Supreme Court against the “oxymoric” decision of the Madras High Court order allowing sale of liquor via online medium and door delivery system. The SLP has been filed through Advocate K. Paari Vendhan against the High Court order dated May 8, whereby a division bench comprising Justices Vineet Kothari and…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?LoginChief Coordinator of Naam Thamilar Katchi (NTK) party, Seeman has moved the Supreme Court against the “oxymoric” decision of the Madras High Court order allowing sale of liquor via online medium and door delivery system. The SLP has been filed through Advocate K. Paari Vendhan against the High Court order dated May 8, whereby a division bench comprising Justices Vineet Kothari and Pushpa Satynarayana permitted online sale of liquor, taking note of huge crowd situation in TASMAC outlets selling alcohol bottles in retail. As per the Petitioner, the impugned order is liable to be quashed as it is in direct contravention of the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs under the Direction of National Disaster Management Act on May 1, 2020, as per which e-commerce activities are permitted only for “essential items”, outside the contaminated zones. It is stated that liquor/ wine are not “essential Commodities” under the provisions of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 and hence, the impugned order is antithetical to public interest. In fact, the Petitioner has pointed out that the SLP filed by the State Government against the impugned order also acknowledges that online sale of liquor is “not feasible as it is unworkable and evidently against the public interest”. “Impugned order allowing sale via argument of the State Government of achieving economic re-stabilization through selling liquor to its own citizens, that too at the middle of this Pandemic should reject at the threshold outrightly as it is fallacious, illogical to the data and unethical,” the plea states. In view thereof, the Petitioner has sought that the impugned order be stayed, only qua the sale of Liquor through online and home delivery. The Petitioner is however in consensus with the other part of the impugned order regarding closure ofNliquor shops, stating that the same will let social distancing norms to prevail. He has further argued that consuming Alcohol would lead to the severe health consequences, including increased risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), one of the most severe complications of COVID-19, as reported by the World Health Organization. Moreover, the Petitioner has highlighted the colossal damage caused due to re-opening of liquor shops in the state, causing overcrowding of the people in front of the Wine Shops/ Outlets. He has asserted that social distancing norms were “deliberately flouted” by the State of Tamil Nadu, by failing to handle such overcrowding. “Most of the Public who came to the Wine Shops/ Outlets did not wear any masks and the Police Personals did not take any actions against these people,” the Petitioner submitted. In this backdrop, he has sought a judicial enquiry to fix the responsibility for this “hurried opening of wine shops”, when the state was not prepared to deal with the situation. He has also prayed the court to impose exemplary cost on head of TASMAC, for causing irreparable loss to the Public and the Government, which cost to be deposited in any appropriate fund preferably for the Destitute Widow Pension Scheme of State of Tamil Nadu. Notably, the impugned order has also been challenged by the state-owned TASMAC against the direction close all liquor shops. A batch of similar petitions challenging the May 8 order are also pending before the Madras High Court., which will be heard today by a bench comprising Chief Justice A P Sahi, Dr.Justice Vineet Kothari and Justice PN Prakash. Click Here To Download SLP Read SLP Next Storylast_img read more

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