Morison Industries Plc (MORISN.ng) 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgMorison Industries Plc (MORISN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Chemicals sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Morison Industries Plc (MORISN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Morison Industries Plc (MORISN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Morison Industries Plc (MORISN.ng)  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileMorison Industries Plc manufactures and markets a range of pharmaceutical and hygiene products in Nigeria as well as imports and distributes medical, surgical and hospital consumables. The company is a leader in the field of Woundcare solutions, trauma/arthroplasty and bone graft products in Nigeria. Its Advance Wound Management business offers a range of products from initial wound bed preparation to full wound closure. Antiseptics and disinfectants are marketed under the Morigad brand name. Other well known brands include Gypsona, Dynacast, Soffban, Cutisoft and Leukomed. Morison Industries Plc is involved in merchandising hip, knee and shoulder joints implants as well as ancillary products such as bone cement and biomaterials for elective orthopaedic and trauma surgery; and is a distributor of the full range of Braun medical products. Morison Agro Allied is a subsidiary of Morison Industries Plc and markets a range of agricultural preparations including herbicides and biocide disinfectants under the brand names Glutacide, Germicide and Lysol. Morison Industries Plc has an export license from the Nigerian Exportation Promotion Council to export shea nuts, cashew nuts, cocoa, ginger, bitter kola and sesame seeds. The company also has a division which manufactures and markets products made from fish oil with High Omega 3 content in addition to selling lifestyle products which improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels and helps reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Morison Industries Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

New telephone fundraising suppliers listed

first_img Howard Lake | 1 November 2005 | News  31 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Many charities now integrate the telephone into their fundraising campaigns. For example, over recent years charities in various countries have learned that the telephone can work well with email messages: some recipients will prefer to give over the phone in response to such an appeal, rather than online. Similarly, universities in particular have found that email messages alerting supporters to an upcoming telephone fundraising call can improve the response rate.The first three suppliers to feature in this category are Personal Telephone Fundraising, GoGen, and MSI Charity Telemarketing.Personal Telephone Fundraising offer the three principal telephone fundraising services of donor acquisition, donor development, and donor retention, together with other specialist services, many of which they say they have pioneered.GoGen offer donor acquisition and development, together with specialist services such as legacy, corporate prospecting, market research, and new Gift Aid declaration. They work only for charities and not-for0profit organisations.Founded in 1988, MSI Charity Telemarketing have helped charities promote their fundraising activities by telephone or mail. They offer telephone canvassing for lottery members, raffle ticket sellers, home money box collectors, workplace competitions, promotional badges in retail outlets, and collection tins in shops. They also provide a range of direct mail and database services.Find the telephone fundraising listings in the UK Fundraising supplier directory. New telephone fundraising suppliers listed Tagged with: Individual givingcenter_img UK Fundraising has added three new entries to the telephone fundraising category of its directory of suppliers of services and products to fundraisers. Telephone fundraising appears in the direct marketing section of the directory.The telephone is an effective fundraising tool used by thousands of charities and local groups in many ways. It is therefore a key element of the UK Fundraising suppliers directory.The telephone is used to recruit new donors, reach lapsed supporters to reactivate their giving, renew memberships, secure Gift Aid declarations, find out more about supporters’ interests, and in many other ways. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

Palestinian solidarity with George Floyd

first_imgThe following remarks were prepared for a rally at LOVE Park in Philadelphia on June 4.My name is Susan Abulhawa, from Workers World Party, and I bring revolutionary greetings and solidarity from Palestine, where Palestinians have been marching in the streets of Jerusalem, Ramallah, Haifa, Gaza and beyond in support of Black lives over the past few days. I am here not as an ally, but as your comrade in arms, as your comrade in struggle.Palestinian artist, Waleed Ayyoub, honors George Floyd.We also need to acknowledge that the owners of the store that called the cops on George Floyd are Palestinian. That is not something our community will ignore. It’s something to be ashamed of.It needs to be said, repeated and understood, that minorities in this country — including Brown immigrants like myself and that store owner and other minorities — are afforded rights and protections by law, not because white men in power so generously gave them to us; and not because we ourselves fought for them, but because Black people took to the streets to demand equal rights for all.Because Black people fought and died for those rights. Because Black people made this country the democracy it was purported to be at first, but it wasn’t until the Civil Rights Movement and until Black people made the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965 a reality — to end quotas on nonwhite people coming into the country.I have been robbed of everything my ancestors built in Palestine for 2,000 years, and I have been forced to live my life in exile, banned from my homeland, away from my culture, my language and my history because foreign colonizers with big guns and a lot of money decided I was not the right kind of human being to inherit my heritage.But I will not say that I know what it’s like to be excluded wholesale the way Black people in this country are because that would be a lie. I am still afforded some privileges that Black people are denied, even though I have those privileges because of the struggle of Black people.Linked by oppression and solidarityEveryday in Palestine there is a Palestinian somewhere with an Israeli soldier’s knee on his neck. Every moment in Palestine there is a Palestinian being stopped, checked, frisked, humiliated, arrested, beaten or shot. We can say that we know what it’s like, and to some extent that is true. But we’ve not been terrorized for 400 years. Our ancestors weren’t kidnapped from their villages and flung across the world into unspeakable bondage that has only just changed form, but not truly ended.That is why I’m here. I’m here because I am forever bound to Black America by love, pain, gratitude and a shared revolutionary history that goes back to times before I was born. You inspire us and you inspire the world. Your struggle is bringing people pouring into their streets all over the world.The masses are hungry for revolution. Everywhere in every corner. We are tired of the colonizers, the 1% who get their wealth by looting the hell out of all of us. The billionaires who got their money by bombing and destroying every country they couldn’t control with puppet regimes.This is our time to stand together for a real revolution. This is no longer about charging the cops or even convicting them. This is about the fact that working-class families don’t have decent schools for their children. That getting a college education means you will spend the rest of your natural life paying interest to banks.It’s about being away from your babies to work three jobs and still not being able to pay your bills. It’s about your zip code or the color of your skin dictating your destiny no matter what potential or gifts you are born with.It’s about the fact that there is now a trillionaire in the world, whose extraordinary wealth was gained off the backs of underpaid, exploited or outright enslaved labor, not to mention the destruction of nonhuman life and planet alike.It’s about the masses not being able to live simple, dignified lives while the ruling class has the ability to give $1 trillion per day to prop up Wall Street during the pandemic.This is a moment that will not come again exactly the same, and we intend to seize it to create a better world. The U.S. government and Israel have been exporting death, surveillance and looting all over the world. In fact, the tactic of suffocating with a choke hold or a knee to the neck comes precisely from Israeli military training of U.S. police forces, including in Minneapolis.Together we will export revolution. We will export our love and solidarity for the downtrodden everywhere — our solidarity to everyone willing to take to the streets to demand a more just world, a better world, a more equitable world.If nothing else, this moment proves that the only real power we have as ordinary people is in the streets. It took just two weeks of us being out here for them to finally remove that damn Rizzo statue. We don’t have power in their courts; they’re rigged. We don’t have power through their ballots; those are rigged, too. They’re giving us a choice of which racist, capitalist motherfucker to vote for as president. We have a third choice, and it’s right here. In the streets.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Patterson: No more ‘style points’ to make CFP

first_imgFirst TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall ReddIt Linkedin Linkedin Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Post TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Facebook Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Twitter printTCU head coach Gary Patterson has his own thoughts on the CFB Playoff Committee that snubbed his team of a playoff berth in 2014. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.This first official College Football Playoff rankings of the 2019 season were released Tuesday night, but some coaches across the nation don’t support the system — including Gary Patterson. Created in 2014, the playoff was formed to increase the validity of the national championship, putting the four best teams in college football, decided by a 13-member committee, against each other.ESPN released an article that gave the opinions of 62 NCAA coaches on the playoff. One of the questions asked, “Do you understand how the teams are chosen?” The question alluded to “style points,” which refer to things like margin of victory and, simply, how good your wins look.Several coaches, including Ohio State head coach RyanDay, felt that they understood the process and supported the concept of “stylepoints.”On the other hand, Patterson is against the idea. TCU head coach Gary Patterson, right, and quarterback Trevone Boykin (2) stand on the side line during a play review in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)“No it doesn’t,” Patterson said on if a style point should matter. “You’re supposed to pick the best four teams, period, not how it looked on any given Saturday.”However, in light of the fact that “style points” are generally considered by the committee, Patterson argued for an expansion of the playoff.  He was one of 30 coaches surveyed for ESPN’s article who called for an expanded pool.“If you’re going to go on ‘style’ points, I think you need to go to eight teams because I think you’re going to leave someone out,” Patterson said. In the inaugural year of the playoff, Patterson’s team fell victim to the concept of choosing teams who had more “style points” than others. On the final Saturday of the 2014 season, the third-ranked Horned Frogs pounded Iowa State 55-3, but No. 5 Ohio State who had just won the Big 10, were picked to go to the playoff over the Frogs.“Here’s what I think style points sometimes means—t-shirts,” Patterson said. “To be honest with you, I think that had something to do with us not getting in there in ’14. They didn’t want it to be the first playoff and for TCU to be the team that doesn’t sell as many t-shirts.”Patterson harped on the fact that TCU dropped from third to sixth after winning 55-3. His case isn’t helped by the fact that Ohio State went on to win the CFP National Championship over Oregon that year, 42-20.Patterson’s logic does ring true, though. Earlier this year, Forbes Magazine released a list of the top 25 “most valuable” college football teams based on revenue generated. Ohio State was ranked No. 5 on the list, per Darren Rovell at the Action Network, but TCU was nowhere to be seen.Patterson said that TCU was unfairly ranked because Ohio State is the more popular team. Though the committee said that a conference title game, which didn’t exist in the Big 12 at that time, would have put TCU over the edge, Patterson said that should not have mattered.“I beat Oklahoma. I beat Texas,” Patterson said. “Why is it that I had to have one more ball game to show I had a good football team?”While Patterson said that he is no longer upset about TCU’s playoff snub, he clearly has problems with the way the committee is currently run. This won’t matter for the Frogs this year, as they stand at 4-4, but Patterson’s influence as one of the nation’s most recognizable coaches could lead to change in the future.TCU returns to action at 11 a.m. Saturday against No. 11 Baylor at Amon G. Carter Stadium. + posts ReddIt Previous articleWhat admissions is looking for in applicantsNext articleWomen’s basketball edges Robert Morris in season opener Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gary Patterson throws up the horns after a victory over Kansas State. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto. Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Twitter Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech Facebook TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Independent Brazilian media bridge gaps left by the government and ensure access to reliable information during the Covid-19 crisis

first_imgNews May 13, 2021 Find out more News News RSF_en Help by sharing this information 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies April 15, 2021 Find out more AmericasBrazil Activities in the fieldMedia independence Covid19Freedom of expression Reports April 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil Media groups and agencies that are part of the PAJor project, promoted by Reporters without Borders (RSF), multiply efforts to cover the crisis and demonstrate, in practice, the role of journalism in ensuring the right to health and information. June 30, 2020 Independent Brazilian media bridge gaps left by the government and ensure access to reliable information during the Covid-19 crisis AmericasBrazil Activities in the fieldMedia independence Covid19Freedom of expression With its plural coverage, Amazônia Real, Rede Wayuri, Ação Comunitária Caranguejo Uçá, Marco Zero Conteúdo, Data_labe, Fala Roça, Alma Preta and Nós, mulheres da periferia are amplifying ignored voices during the Covid-19 pandemic. Their actions in Brazilian peripheries and information deserts have been crucial in emphasizing for the mainstream media and for society as a whole the need for a less short-sighted understanding of the crisis the country’s going through.A sort of myopia evidenced in this testimony of Maria Aparecida, 36, to journalist Semayat Oliveira, from Nós, Mulheres da Periferia: “As far back as I can remember, water has been lacking in my neighborhood”. A resident of Mauá, city in the greater São Paulo, Maria spoke to the media outlet after posting a video on Instagram echoing the following question: “How do we prevent a disease like this if we don’t even have water to drink, let alone wash our hands?!”. Since the first records of Covid-19 in the country, this question has hovered over 35 million Brazilians who do not receive piped and treated water in their homes, according to a survey carried out by Guilherme Soares Dias and Simone Freire, from Alma Preta news agency.Only a minority of the population has the privilege to prevent coronavirus in Brazil. The current context is tragic: records of over 1,000 deaths per day were frequent during the month of June. The government’s action has been disastrous. While the Ministry of Health remains without an official minister, since May 15 to the present day, economic relief packages are insufficient. The day-to-day life of the majority of the population during the pandemic is marked by unemployment, or inability to guarantee income; by the lack of clear and reliable information; and by the scarcity of rights as basic as access to water, as stressed by Débora Britto in this report by Marco Zero Conteúdo.Just 3 days after the official record of the first death by Covid-19 in Brazil, on March 16, the unequal reality experienced by Maria – and by the thousands of residents of areas lacking state assistance – was opened wide by a public letter signed by independent media groups working on the outskirts of the largest Brazilian cities:”The government and several organizations recommend social isolation as the main means of preventing the disease. This is not allowed in our reality! (…) We, media activists from the peripheries, from various parts of the country, are joining efforts to collaborate with accurate information that can really reach our people. We need to know how to inform our children, our youth, our elderly, our parents, mothers, and family members. From us to our own”.The birth of the #coronanasperiferias networkThe letter acted as the launch of a great coverage, made by hundreds of people, which shed light on issues hitherto ignored by the mainstream media. Under the hashtag #coronanasperiferias, the collectives started to fill the gaps left by the municipal, state and federal governments. Upon realizing that one of the first symptoms of Covid-19 in the peripheries would be food insecurity, groups such as Ação Comunitária Caranguejo Uçá responded immediately with joint efforts that donated thousands of minimum expenditure baskets. Besides providing food, hygiene kits and face masks donations, the network also produced virtual maps to help citizens locate social assistance actions. Aside from that, focus on the primary mission of informing remained strong. The network’s teams, generally lean, have been working hard to remedy the lack of access to comprehensible and reliable information about and tailored to their communities. Fala Roça newspaper, for example, decided to make its own count of coronavirus cases in Rocinha, a favela located in Rio de Janeiro and known as the largest in Brazil. In a scoop, journalist Michel Silva revealed the plans of the mayor of Rio de Janeiro to install a tomograph purchased with public money on the land of an evangelical church.By bringing to light the peripheries’ perspective, these media are putting on the national agenda a series of other crises that add to the health turmoil. For instance, having to study on distance education platforms when you don’t have a computer or wifi at home. This is the situation described by Mayara Nascimento, student, in this report by Elena Wesley from Data_labe. In tune with other peripheral media groups, Data_labe took part in the discussion about the need to postpone the national exam that gives access to the main public Brazilian universities.Chaos coverage in the Amazon region Expanding journalistic coverage of the country’s north region is Amazônia Real’s mission and it has been an even harder challenge in times of pandemic. The media outlet has been repeatedly denouncing the lack of ICU beds and minimal care facilities in the Amazon region, which was the first in the country to see its local health systems collapse. The agency’s reports are revealing the obstacles indigenous peoples face to protect themselves against the coronavirus and, thus, are acting as a channel for specific public policies claims. “For me, Covid-19 is no different from smallpox, measles, flu and mumps, which killed many of my brothers. We don’t want another genocide”, said Crisanto Rudzö Tseremey’wá, of the Xavante ethnic group. This kind of testimony, given to reporter Marcio Camilo, hardly ever finds place in traditional media, which rarely considers indigenous voices.Rede Wayuri, on its turn, meets another basic demand, also usually neglected by mainstream media: the reporting of news and events in their native languages. The media outlet operates in the São Gabriel da Cachoeira region, a city 850 kilometers far from Manaus, capital of Amazonas state. The boat trip to get there is made in the Negro River and can last up to 4 days. To inform the 750 communities in the region about the risks posed by the coronavirus and about ways to prevent Covid-19, Rede Wayuri members are producing audio bulletins, which are broadcast on the  radio, the internet, and even by sound cars.About  PAJor projectPAJor brings together 8 independent Brazilian media groups: Amazônia Real and Rede Wayuri from Amazonas state; Ação Comunitária Caranguejo Uçá and Marco Zero Conteúdo, from Pernambuco state; Data_labe and Fala Roça, from Rio de Janeiro;  Alma Preta and Nós, mulheres da periferia, from São Paulo.Started in February 2020, the project will last 3 years and its main objective is to contribute to the strengthening of these media outlets as organizations. Following a logic of collaboration, PAJor will support each group in the development of digital and physical security protocols. Individualized workshops will be held, focusing on institutional development and financial sustainability. The freedom of speech debate will run through the project, by the holding of talks and conferences on the theme. The program will also promote exchanges between participating media and support the production of collaborative stories.PAJor is part of Defending Voices, an international initiative developed in partnership with Reporters Without Borders Germany (Reporter ohne Grenzen) and financed by the German Ministry of Cooperation and Development (Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung – BMZ). Defending Voices also includes a branch in Mexico organized by Propuesta Cívica, which aims to reverse practices and regulatory frameworks that violate press freedom in the country, and will seek justice and compensation for the harm done to journalists and family members who are victims of human rights violations. 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India strips overseas citizenship from reporter who criticized Modi

first_img As a result of this decision, confirmed by the home ministry today, Aatish Taseer could be banned from India until further notice. His OCI allowed him to enter and leave the country without a visa, but he was blacklisted in September on the grounds that he had “concealed the fact that his late father was of Pakistani origin.” As well as losing his OCI, he could in future be denied a tourist visa on the same grounds. November 8, 2019 India strips overseas citizenship from reporter who criticized Modi Receive email alerts In an opinion piece published this morning in Time, Taseer points out that it was well known that he had a Pakistani father and that he even wrote a book about it, called “Stranger to History,” without any questions ever being raised about his OCI status. The real reason for this incoherent decision is clearly the cover story he wrote for Time last May about the Hindu nationalist movement and its leader, Prime Minister Modi, who was shown on the cover alongside the headline “India’s Divider-in-Chief.” India is ranked 140th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. June 7, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Asia – Pacific Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists to go further An excerpt from 20 May Time magazine’s cover (photo: time.com). IndiaPakistanUnited KingdomAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Freedom of expression IndiaPakistanUnited KingdomAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Freedom of expression center_img Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom Help by sharing this information New Delhi is increasingly using the threat of withdrawal of citizenship to prevent journalists from doing their job. Last August, RSF reported that the foreign ministry had threatened to rescind Le Figaro correspondent Emmanuel Derville’s OCI if he went to Kashmir immediately after its autonomy was revoked. “Aatish Taseer is manifestly a collateral victim of the Modi government’s arbitrary excesses and its growing inability to tolerate criticism,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “This disgraceful decision is the latest example of the methods this government uses to intimidate any journalist who does not toe the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s line. We call on home minister Amit Shah to recover a semblance of international credibility by rescinding this decision, which combines injustice with meanness.” News News News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Indian government to rescind its shocking decision to withdraw Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) from Aatish Taseer, a British journalist with an Indian mother, in what is clearly a reprisal for an article critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. RSF_en Organisation China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Derry man facing jail after admitting drugs charges

first_img Twitter Previous articleMoville Community Against Water Metres will not accept Irish Water apologyNext articleRyanair’s 4,000,000th passenger passes through City of Derry Airport admin By admin – May 13, 2015 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Derry Magistrates CourtA Derry man who was described in court as ‘a link in the chain of supply of drugs’ has admitted being concerned in the supply of cocaine and cannabis valued at £120,000.42 year old Richard Callaghan of Rathmore Crescent appeared at the Derry Crown Court today, where he admitted two charges of being concerned in the supply of Class A and Class B drugs on June 13 last year.A defence barrister said his client accepted he assisted in unloading the drugs from the boot of a car.He said there was ‘a substantial amount of drugs’ and the case ‘clearly passes the custody threshold.’A prosecution barrister said that Callaghan was a ‘link in the chain of the supply of drugs’ but that another person was the actual courier.Callaghan was remanded in custody to appear for sentence on June 15. Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp News Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest Twitter Derry man facing jail after admitting drugs charges Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry last_img read more

The Click-Wrap Conundrum And WhatsApp’s New Policy

first_imgColumnsThe Click-Wrap Conundrum And WhatsApp’s New Policy Ayush Sachan14 May 2021 8:43 AMShare This – xWhy don’t we just click ‘I agree’ on WhatsApp and move on? It’s not like we have a choice. WhatsApp has yet again postponed its privacy update giving the users more time to acclimatise to the new privacy policy update. This article, however, is not about data privacy laws or monetisation of data.The fundamental question goes back to the basics of acceptance of contracts and parties’ consent. Do user have a choice to keep their data private.Advertisement Under S. 10 of the Indian Contract Act, 1872, a contract has 4 major elements.Free consent of parties, competence of partiesy to enter into a contract, lawful object, and lawful consideration. Free consent means that the parties have the knowledge of the terms and they have without any fraud or misrepresentation offered or accepted to enter into the contract.The issue is that clickwrap contracts/ adhesion contracts, which almost all online service providers ask consumers to agree to, do not leave scope for negotiation.It is essentially a take-it-or-leave-it offeroffer where users can not enjoy the service if they do not agree to the non-negotiable terms set by them. Essentially there is no bargain. This doesn’t sound very consensual, does it?Advertisement The question of adhesion contracts is not new and had been discussed by Lord Denning in Thornton V Shoe Lane Parking ltd[i] where he famously observed that if a customer had stopped to read the terms and conditions printed on the back of a ticket of a steamer, they would miss the steamer. WhatsApp is the steamer. And if you do not agree to their terms, which might be as vague as informing the partner brands that you recently bought a bicycle so that they can advertise their baskets. you cannot be on WhatsApp. Cycle your way out to a ‘signal’ maybe.Advertisement Advertisement Judicial interpretationIn L’Estrange v F Graucob Ltd[ii] it was held that even if the acceptor had not acquainted themselves with the terms of the contract, they would be bound in the contract due to the signature of the acceptor.US Courts also upheld the claim of Google for a jurisdictional issue in Feldman v. Google[iii] where Mr. Feldman had claimed that no one in his firm had read the terms regarding dispute resolution.Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Various protective devices have been laid down from time to time by common law courts which include giving reasonable and timely notice of the terms of the contract, sStrict construction against the drafter in case of ambiguity, and following the theory of fundamental breach where unreasonable consequences cannot be instituted owing to wide and sweeping exemptions.Position in IndiaThe courts in India may use S.16(3) of the Contract Act to reduce the possibility of unconscionable bargains, but this is generally applied in monetary matters.S. 23 does prohibit contracts that are against public policy, but with wide scope, comes narrow judicial intent to apply the same. S. 28 prohibits clauses in contracts that restrict contractual rights and legal recourse but has a limited application and contains exceptions as to the use of arbitration which is accepted by both parties.The Hon’ble Supreme Court in Lilly White vs R. Munuswami[iv]heold that putting a limit on the damages due to the negligence of the dry cleaner would be opposed to public policy and fundamental principles of the law of contract, while in Indian Airlines Corporation vs Sm. Madhuri Chowdhuri And Ors.[v] the court held that the liability of the career will be limited to the exemption clause and not beyond that. These cases paint a grim picture of the validity exemption clauses. In Maddala Thathiah’s[vi] case, the clause giving unilateral power to terminate the contract was held to be void, being repugnant to the contract, while in Central Bank of India v. Hartford Fire Insurance Co.[vii] a similar case where the clause was held valid because it was a contractual term.What’s the alternative?U.K.’s Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 is a sweeping statute prohibiting exemption clauses like blanket immunity from damages for death caused due to negligence, not allowing the drafter to use the standard contract terms for his/her breach, and not allowing him/her to claim substantially different performance equivalent to performance. Section 2-302 of the Uniform Commercial Code in the United States also gives similar tenets for the governance of unfair terms. A new statute on similar lines is imperativein India.It is important to note that the question should be not about the consumer having a choice to shift to another provider, it is about having fair terms with all the providers and letting the consumer decide.If it is unconstitutional for the state to form policies infringing upon fundamental rights, such as right to privacy, the same is true forshould the individuals and corporations. Views are Personal[i] Thornton v Shoe Lane Parking Ltd [1970] EWCA Civ 2 [ii] L’Estrange v F Graucob Ltd [1934] 2 KB 394[iii] Feldman v. Google, Inc., 513 F.Supp.2d 229 (E.D.Pa. 2007).[iv] Lilly White vs R. Munuswami AIR 1966 Mad 13[v] Indian Airlines Corporation vs Sm. Madhuri Chowdhuri And Ors. AIR 1965 Cal 252[vi] Union Of India vs Maddala Thathiah 1966 AIR 1724[vii] Central Bank Of India Ltd. vs Hartford Fire Insurance Co. Ltd. AIR 1965 SC 1288 TagsWhatsApp New Privacy Policy Indian Contract Act 1872 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

Family of missing Utah college student pleads for help finding her

first_imgFind MacKenzie Lueck/Facebook(SALT LAKE CITY, UT) — The family of a University of Utah student who has been missing since landing at the Salt Lake City airport in the early hours of June 17 is pleading for help in locating her.Mackenzie Lueck, 23, texted her parents that she had landed safely in Salt Lake City at 1:00 am on Monday, but she has not been heard from since, the family said in a statement.“Since Monday, she has missed her midterms at the University of Utah and has not been in communication with family or friends,” the statement said.“Mackenzie is 5’6” tall, 120 pounds with a slim/athletic build, medium length blonde hair and brown eyes,” the statement said.The Salt Lake City police also put out a statement on Saturday that Lueck was considered missing.Lueck took a Lyft from the airport to an address in North Salt Lake, police said in a statement, adding that Lyft and the driver had cooperated with the investigation.Lyft did not immediately respond to several requests for comment.The police have not discovered anything at this point that would lead them to believe Lueck is in danger, Salt Lake City Police Sergeant Brandon Shearer told ABC News.Lueck’s family said she had planned to fly from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles on July 23.She had just returned back to Utah after attending her grandmother’s funeral, according to a notice from the Missing Pieces Network posted to the “Find MacKenzie Lueck” Facebook page.“Our primary goal is to find Mackenzie and bring her home. Her family is grateful for the concern, prayers and the tireless efforts of the Salt Lake City Police and members of the community,” the Lueck family statement said.Anyone with information should contact the Salt Lake City Police Department at (801) 799-3000.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Russia: JSC Vyborg Shipyard Holds Keel-Laying Ceremony for First Project 21900M Icebreaker

first_img View post tag: holds Russia: JSC Vyborg Shipyard Holds Keel-Laying Ceremony for First Project 21900M Icebreaker View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval Keel-laying ceremony of the first Project 21900M (LK-16) icebreaker was held on Wednesday at JSC Vyborg Shipyard…[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, October 19, 2012; Image: Rosmoport View post tag: JSC Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Ceremony View post tag: first Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: JSC Vyborg Shipyard Holds Keel-Laying Ceremony for First Project 21900M Icebreaker Training & Education View post tag: Keel-Laying View post tag: 21900M View post tag: Vyborg View post tag: project View post tag: shipyard October 19, 2012 View post tag: Icebreakerlast_img read more