Samba Foods Limited (SAMBA.gh) 2016 Annual Report

first_imgSamba Foods Limited (SAMBA.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Samba Foods Limited (SAMBA.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Samba Foods Limited (SAMBA.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Samba Foods Limited (SAMBA.gh)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileSamba Foods Limited is a food processing and preservation business in Ghana specialising in manufacturing and selling ready-to-eat convenience foods, condiments and seasonings for the domestic market and for export. Products in its range include peanut butter, pepper sauce, groundnut paste and roasted groundnut products sold under the SAMBA brand name. Samba Foods Limited was the first company to produce and distribute the local traditional pepper sauce known as SHITO. The company also grades, sorts and roasts peanuts used to produce chocolate pebbles. Samba Foods Limited is a member of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) and adheres to stringent health and environmental requirements as well as food and safety certifications. Its head office is in Tema, Ghana. Samba Foods Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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How I’d invest £500 per month to build a passive income

first_imgHow I’d invest £500 per month to build a passive income Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Roland Head | Saturday, 11th January, 2020 center_img Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hargreaves Lansdown. 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. 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. If you’ve decided to start investing in 2020, then congratulations!In this age of low interest rates, I believe that the stock market provides one of the few opportunities available for small investors to build a worthwhile passive income.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…Save with an ISAThe first step I’d urge you to take is to open a Stocks and Shares ISA. Like Cash ISAs, these accounts are tax-free. So any income or capital gains you generate through investing will never be taxed. Over the years, this can lead to some big savings.Lots of brokers offer Stocks and Shares ISAs. But for good value and reliable service, I think the easiest option is to choose one of the big names. These tend to have modern, reliable websites and decent customer service. Hargreaves Lansdown, AJ Bell, and Interactive Investor are all popular choices.The easiest way to get startedThe easiest way to put your cash to work is to start paying into a low-cost FTSE 100 index fund each month. The FTSE 100 offers a dividend yield of 4.3% at the moment, so you’ll benefit from a decent income and the potential for capital gains.If you’d like to build a passive income, you’ll need to make one important decision at this point. Do you want to start withdrawing income today, or are you investing for the future?If you want income from your investments immediately, then you’ll need to buy distribution or income units when putting cash into a fund. This means your dividends will be paid out to you in cash, probably every six months.If your aim is to build a fund to provide you with an income in the future – perhaps when you retire – then you’ll probably want to buy accumulation units. Doing this means your dividends will be automatically reinvested in the fund, boosting your returns and allowing you to benefit from the wonders of compounding.Do you want to buy stocks directly?I think that index funds are a great way to invest. But as a stock investor myself I understand the attraction of owning shares directly.If you’d like to start investing in stocks with £500 per month, my suggestion would be that you plan to make a purchase every second month. That way, you’ll keep your dealing costs down to around 1% of the amount invested, based on a typical £10 dealing charge.Since we’re focusing on passive income, my next suggestion is that you should focus on high-yield dividend stocks from the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250.Given that the FTSE 100 offers a yield of 4.3%, I think we need to aim for a yield of at least 5% to make it worth investing in individual stocks.To pick your stocks, you’ll need to get hold of some market data. As a minimum, you’ll need a list of the stocks in the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250, including forecast earnings and dividend yields.I’d aim to pick 10 to 20 stocks from different sectors, adding one to your portfolio every two months.By the end of the second year, you should have a portfolio generating an income of at least 5% – around £600 per year. Reinvesting this income, if it’s not needed, will enable you to speed up your purchases and enjoy larger payouts in the future. 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. 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‘Get serious’ about climate change, Anglican Church in Australia tells…

first_img Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Posted Sep 15, 2017 Submit a Press Release Rector Pittsburgh, PA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI September 18, 2017 at 12:54 pm Climate change is NOT man made!!! Rector Albany, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET September 18, 2017 at 10:07 am Get serious about sound scientific analysis and reject the false, ecofascist, politically motivated climate change narrative. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rev. Dr. Kathleen L Kircher says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID September 18, 2017 at 3:17 pm Why , man-made pollution of the atmosphere through emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases is just a hoax . How do I know ? The Trumper told me so ! After all , would the President of the good old U.S.A. tell his people a lie ? Rich Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit an Event Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 P.J. Cabbiness says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Advocacy Peace & Justice, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Environment & Climate Change Rector Tampa, FL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC [Anglican Communion News Service] The federal government should act with a “deepened sense of urgency” over its commitment to the 2015 Paris Climate Accord, according to a motion passed by the Anglican Church’s General Synod last week.The motion also called for the Church to “get its own house in order by actively seeking to reduce its carbon footprint” and “be a more active participant in the climate change debate.”Full article. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Comments are closed. Richmond Parker says: Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Service In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Events Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Clement A Hackworthy says: September 16, 2017 at 12:58 pm Absolutely agree! Anglican Communion, Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Belleville, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Comments (4) Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Bath, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Tags ‘Get serious’ about climate change, Anglican Church in Australia tells government Associate Rector Columbus, GAlast_img read more

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AMA are finalists in Call Centre Environment competition

first_img 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. Tagged with: Awards Consulting & Agencies Individual giving Howard Lake | 26 November 2004 | News AMA are finalists in Call Centre Environment competitioncenter_img Northern Ireland-based call centre and total fulfilment agency Anderson Manning Associates have been selected as a finalist in the annual Datapoint Call Centre Environment competition.AMA initiatives that have been recognised by the Datapoint Award include birthday cards and vouchers for employees’ birthdays, with long standing employees getting their birthday off; incentive programmes, with bonus vouchers for operators of the week/month; flexible working; Jeans for Charity Day every Friday with operators giving £1 to the charity of their choice or particular charities; regular training; entering staff for external awards; and “lots of parties”.The agency, with works with a range of charities, is certainly doing something right as it boasts only 4% staff turnover per annum. Advertisement  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fintan Bradley, Marketing Director of AMA, said: “We have always prided ourselves on being a ‘people’ company; focusing on providing good and fair working conditions and a pleasant environment for our staff. Our open plan design was created to provide a relaxed and motivating working environment. Being nominated a finalist in the Datapoint competition is very encouraging.”last_img read more

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Ukraine widens war against Donbass region

first_imgDonetsk Third City Hospital bombed by Ukraine on Jan. 19, killing one and injuring five.Photo: Novorossia.suJan. 19 — A horrific war is unfolding on the territory of the former Soviet Union at the behest of Washington and Wall Street. The Kiev regime in Ukraine has ordered jets, missiles, artillery, mortars and land mines to target homes, schools, hospitals and workplaces in the Donbass region in a war of terror waged with U.S. weapons and taxpayer money against an anti-fascist resistance movement.Most workers and poor people in the U.S. are completely unaware of the war crimes being committed in their names and with their dollars.The Ukrainian junta of oligarchs, neoliberal politicians and neo-Nazis installed in Kiev with Washington’s support in February 2014 has finally cast aside the last pretense of respecting the flawed ceasefire negotiated at Minsk, Belarus, in September.On Jan. 18, Kiev officially launched a new military offensive against the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DNR and LC) of the Donbass mining region in the east, where the people voted overwhelmingly for independence from Ukraine in a referendum in 2014.“Two hours ago,” said Yuri Birukov, aide to Ukrainian President Peter Poroshenko, on his official Facebook page, “the entire group of our military in sector B received an order and opened saturation fire on known positions of the separatists.”Poroshenko, a billionaire oligarch “selected” in staged elections, rejected a last-minute proposal from Russian President Vladimir Putin to prevent the resumption of war, reported Russia’s Foreign Ministry. (ITAR/TASS, Jan. 18)Donetsk Prime Minister Alexander Zakharchenko said: “For several weeks, we’ve been shouting and trying to prove that the Ukrainian military is using the truce to perform a massive regrouping of its forces to prepare for a large-scale offensive. But all of our appeals to the OSCE [Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe] and Joint Centre for Control & Coordination have been ignored. The representatives of the JCCC have themselves felt the scale of the Ukrainian shelling,” as they came under fire in Gorlovka earlier in the day, he added. (RT.com, Jan. 18)“A total of 56 shelling attacks from 82 mm to 152 mm weapons have been recorded over the past 24 hours,” reported Donetsk Defense Ministry Deputy Commander Eduard Basurin on Jan. 19. “A 500-kg bomb was dropped in Gorlovka by Ukrainian aircraft.“A total of 44 people have been injured and nine people killed in the DNR over the past day,” said Basurin, “including a child who is in severe condition.” (RT.com)The Novorossiyan News Agency documented dozens of artillery strikes Jan. 18 in four central neighborhoods of the Donetsk capital. All schools in the DNR have been ordered closed.On Jan. 19, the Third City Hospital in Donetsk suffered a direct hit from a Ukrainian GRAD missile. A doctor was severely wounded and later died. Five others were injured. The children’s ward was evacuated to a bomb shelter. (Novorossia.su)The city of Gorlovka was shelled continuously for 24 hours, residents reported. The city center was targeted, including the bus station. Although official numbers are not yet available, there are reports of dozens killed citywide.During the ceasefire, while Kiev continually violated its terms, the Russian Federation discouraged the Donetsk and Lugansk militias from responding. Both people’s republics are dependent on Russia for humanitarian aid due to the blockade by Ukraine and its U.S./European allies.Freed from this constraint, the people’s militia moved decisively to expel Ukrainian troops from the Donetsk airport and advanced to the outskirts of occupied Mariupol. Militia forces repelled attempts by Ukrainian forces to re-enter the airport and push into the city limits of Donetsk.Piles of U.S.-made weapons were recovered from the liberated areas of the Donetsk airport. (South Front, Jan. 18) Zakharchenko reported that Ukraine used banned chemical weapons there. “After the shells burst, a pungent cloud of gas spread across the old terminal. They are firing banned munitions in breach of the Geneva convention,” he said after visiting the Donetsk airport with journalists. (ITAR-TASS)Zakharchenko, folding up a tattered Ukrainian flag taken down from the terminal, challenged Poroshenko to come to the airport and meet with him face-to-face. (Graham Phillips video)Pretext for warOn Jan. 12, a civilian bus was destroyed near the village of Volnovaha in Donetsk. Ten people were killed and 13 wounded. The bus had just passed through a Ukrainian military checkpoint.Poroshenko — just back from participating in the “solidarity march” with French imperialism in Paris on Jan. 11 — seized on the bus tragedy to charge the Donbass people’s militias with “terrorism.” Poroshenko claimed the bus was targeted by DNR artillery.The people’s militias and Donetsk government denied the charges, pointing out that they had no weapons in firing range, and called for an independent investigation.In fact, experts say the bus appears to have been destroyed by a landmine placed by Ukrainian forces. (Col. Cassad, “Anatomy of a provocation”) Nevertheless, the junta took the bus’s destruction as a handy pretext for its long-planned new offensive.Poroshenko moved up a vote in the Rada (parliament) to authorize three new mobilizations (military drafts) for 2015, of up to 104,000 people, raising the size of the Ukrainian military to 250,000. (Sputnik News, Jan. 15) The Rada also called on the European Parliament and European Union to add the DNR and LC to its list of “terrorist organizations.”After terrorizing the populace of Donbass and launching a war that has killed nearly 5,000 people since April — according to official United Nations figures — Poroshenko staged a phony “memorial march” for the 10 bus victims in Kiev on Jan. 18. At the same moment, his regime was raining bombs on the people of Donetsk. (Novorossia.su)To underline Poroshenko’s hypocrisy, a Jan. 15 Ukrainian military attack on another bus in Donetsk received virtually no coverage in the pro-imperialist media. In the Donbass, however, Andrei Purgin, chair of the Donetsk Supreme Soviet, said, “Yesterday a shell hit the bus with 23 workers from the dolomite plant in Dokuchaevsk, killing a woman and sending seven other people to the hospital in serious condition.” (Borotba.su, “War Chronicle”)In an emergency statement Jan. 19, Donetsk Prime Minister Alexander Zakharchenko said: “Ukraine used the truce in order to arm themselves, and create a coherent unit able to carry out combat missions. Now we clearly see that Ukraine has violated the truce and Minsk accords. Ukraine shoots homes and civilians: children, the elderly and women. It applies the methods of terror. Ukrainian jets bombed Gorlovka. Shrapnel was even flying near the OSCE mission in Donetsk.“My people are peaceful and do not want war, do not want to kill anyone. However, the armed forces of the Donetsk People’s Republic are prepared to respond to all these machinations. Our counterattack has already started. …“Once again, I appeal to the international community and the OSCE: if you share our desire for a ceasefire, then force Kiev to abide by the Minsk agreement,” concluded Zakharchenko. (Anna-News, Jan. 19)U.S. talks ‘freedom,’ makes warThe Ukrainian military’s intensification of war crimes is in line with the tasks Washington has assigned its clients in the Kiev coup government. These were enshrined in the “Ukrainian Freedom Support Act,” passed with near unanimous bipartisan support by the U.S. Congress on Dec. 4 and signed into law by President Barack Obama on Dec. 18.The congressional vote opened the floodgates to a new war buildup by the far-right regime in Kiev, aimed at destroying the anti-fascist resistance in the Donbass — the industrial and mining region encompassing Donetsk and Lugansk, formerly part of southeastern Ukraine — and putting NATO’s threats on Russia’s western border.Obama had not yet signed the law when its repercussions began to be felt.On Dec. 13, Ukraine’s State Aviation Service suddenly closed three major airports in eastern Ukraine. Reports quickly surfaced from local anti-fascist partisans and Russian intelligence that U.S. C-130 Hercules transport planes were unloading at Zaporizhia behind “hastily erected defensive towers.” (ITAR/TASS, Dec. 16)Military analyst Boris Rozhin provided a detailed breakdown:“Over the last four days, 32 military transport aircraft have arrived at airports in eastern Ukraine. They have unloaded not only anti-aircraft systems, drones with the necessary equipment, class 5-6 body armor, various optics and special equipment, but also several mobile systems of counter-battery fire, several BMP [armored assault vehicles], and 10 artillery systems.“A leadership source reports that two days ago in the port of Odessa, three infantry fighting vehicles and 10 howitzers were delivered. Last week ended with the delivery of two APCs [armored personnel carriers] and IFVs [infantry fighting vehicles] from Eastern Europe.“At the current pace,” Rozhin warned, “with weapons aid and technology from abroad, the restoration of the junta’s combat troops to pre-July levels can be expected by mid-January.” (Col. Cassad blog)According to the independent news website Verb, Semen Semenchenko, leader of the fascist “Donbass” Battalion of the National Guard, and now a deputy of the Verkhovna Rada (parliament), bragged that Ukraine would soon receive U.S. Javelin anti-tank missile systems, designed to destroy armored vehicles, bunkers and helicopters. The Pentagon used these weapons extensively during the occupation of Iraq. (Glagol.su, Jan. 6)For Washington, establishing a NATO military presence in Ukraine is vital to its long-term strategy of regime change in Russia and ultimately breaking up the Russian Federation.As if on cue, Kiev’s Rada voted Dec. 23 to abolish Ukraine’s nonaligned status, deepen cooperation with NATO and “achieve the criteria necessary for the acquisition of membership.” (Timer.od.ua, Dec. 24) To enter into force, the changes will be voted on a second time, then signed by Poroshenko.An official NATO mission opened in Kiev just over a week later, on Jan. 1, hosted by the Lithuanian diplomatic mission. (Ukrainia.ru)The courage and determination of the people’s militias and the residents of Donbass is not in doubt. But to triumph over the enormous forces arrayed against them, they will need the solidarity of anti-war and working-class movements around the world.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Takes two to tango: TCU wide receivers need to step up for Kenny Hill to succeed

first_imgGarrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Twitter Facebook Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Facebook Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas “I think Emanuel Porter has had a good camp, Jaelan Austin has as well, and we have three freshmen coming in who have a chance to be those guys,” Patterson said. ” Taj Williams has the potential to be better at the position, and Shaun Nixon can play some wide out for us like before he got hurt.” Porter had just 15 catches last year. Williams started his TCU career with a bang, catching 11 passes against South Dakota State in the season opener, but he only recorded 28 catches in his last 12 games. He didn’t catch a single pass in the 31-23 loss to Georgia in the Liberty Bowl.Nixon is coming off an injury, and next season’s seniors Ty Slanina, John Diarse, and Desmond White combined to haul in just four touchdowns between the three of them.Austin, who tied for the team lead with five touchdown catches, could take a step forward, and the three freshmen who Patterson referenced, Jalen Reagor, Omar Manning, and Kennedy Snell, could contribute immediately. Hyperlink recruiting article“I like to compete and I’m a playmaker,” TCU freshman wide receiver Jalen Reagor said, stumping for the possibility to see field in his first year as a Horned Frog. “If you can play, you should put the best eleven on the field.”Whoever the best wide receivers on the team end up being come September, Hill will need to gel quickly with his teammates in order to achieve maximum results.To this point, Patterson said receivers are catching what has come their way. “Seems to be OK,” Patterson said. “If not, we won’t win very many ballgames. Because that’s what we do in our offense.”With TCU running an Air-Raid, no-huddle, uptempo attack predicated on rhythm passing, the chemistry between Hill and the wide receivers is of the utmost importance.“The faster he gets in the flow of a game, the better a player he is,” Patterson said. “Point is, what do we have to do to get that done? Some quarterbacks, it’s throwing the quick throws.” TCU returns to Amon G. Carter Stadium at 11 a.m. Saturday for their annual spring scrimmage game. Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ + posts printHeading into the 2017-2018 season, TCU football faces an old question: who’s going to catch the ball?Head Coach Gary Patterson has said there a few candidates on the roster with potential, including returning receivers and incoming freshman. But after last season, returning players have a lot to prove. Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee TCU wide receiver Taj Williams looks for an opening to run down field against Oklahoma. (Photo By Sam Bruton/TCU photographer). Linkedin Previous articlePatterson seeing glass half full with spring game around the cornerNext articleGrand slam helps TCU take series win against Murray State Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Twitter Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TAGSkenny hillplayer in titlesport analysis TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Garrett Podell last_img read more

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The AI Infrastructure Alliance Launches With 25 Members to Create the Canonical Stack for…

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 The AI Infrastructure Alliance Launches With 25 Members to Create the Canonical Stack for Artificial Intelligence Projects Twitter Local NewsBusiness Previous articleDevelopment of Leading IC Brands in Smart Vehicle Applications, 2021 Report – ResearchAndMarkets.comNext articleAptar Named One of Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies in the U.S. for the Third Consecutive Year Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img TAGS  Facebook SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– Today, the AI Infrastructure Alliance (AIIA), a non-profit organization with 25 global members officially launched with the mission to create a robust collaboration environment for companies and communities in the artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) space. This global Alliance brings together top technologists across the AI spectrum and includes a wide range of member companies. Together, these companies and communities provide a glimpse into the future where AI creates real value for everyday businesses and not just big tech powerhouses. Partnerships in the Alliance will help create a Canonical Stack for AI, by driving strong engineering standards and creating seamless integration points between various layers of the AI infrastructure ecosystem. Canonical means “a set of rules, standards and principles by which something is judged,” and a Canonical Stack (CS) for AI will set the standard for how enterprises develop and design machine learning models at scale. It will let data scientists and data engineers move up the stack to solve more complex, higher order problems, instead of reinventing the wheel on every data science project. The AI and ML space currently lacks a standard set of tools and solutions, blocking data science teams from sharing their work and collaborating across the world. Rather, there is wild proliferation of proprietary, cloud lock-in solutions that benefit individual companies, but not the data scientists and engineers building the AI applications of today and tomorrow. The Alliance came together to help those data science teams break out of lock-in so they can build on top of a standardized, open platform that works across all of their environments. “Time and again, I’ve seen development teams get excited about the potential of AI to transform their business and applications, only for them to get stopped dead in their tracks by a fragmented and confusing array of technologies with little to no integration,” said Dan Jefferies, Director of the AIIA. “Despite a massive surge of partial solutions, no single tool exists that lets teams leverage the true power and potential of AI. The AI Infrastructure Alliance will help create clarity in this confusing space by building a cohesive framework and bringing together leaders and innovators to help set the standard for how data science teams build models now, and into the future.” The AI Infrastructure Alliance provides a range of benefits to member companies including opportunity to:LEARN – Individual data scientists and data engineers get together in the real world and the digital world to connect, network, learn, share, and find jobs and collaboration partners.CREATE – AI infrastructure software creators will work with other vendors to define engineering standards and drive adoption for their tools.INTEGRATE – Solutions Integrators will help enterprises incorporate AI/ML into businesses and products.ADOPT – Engineering and C-suite leaders will receive guidance and support as they look to make platform and tooling decisions for their teams.NETWORK – Thought leaders, VCs, industry analysts and others can keep up to date with the latest industry trends, discover best practices, network and exchange information with their peers. “Creating a place for top AI companies to work together will speed development of the infrastructure that businesses really need to make the promise of AI a reality,” said Joey Zwicker, Co-Founder of Pachyderm, a founding member of the AIIA. “As the Canonical Stack comes together, it will vastly reduce time to value for any company, in any industry, that’s leveraging AI across their business.” Core founding members include Pachyderm, Seldon, Determined AI, Algorithmia, Tecton, ClearML by Allegro AI, Neu.ro, ZenML by Maiot, DAGsHub, TerminusDB, WhyLabs, YData, Superb AI, Valohai, Superwise.ai, cnvrg.io, Arize AI, CometML, Iguazio, UbiOps, and Fiddler. These companies have raised over $200M in collective venture capital funding from top firms including Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, GV, Benchmark, NorWest Venture Partners, Madrona Venture Group and Gradient Ventures. About the Artificial Intelligence Infrastructure Alliance The Artificial Intelligence Infrastructure Alliance (AIIA) is a consortium of leading artificial intelligence startups with a mission to help every company realize the infinite potential of AI. Formed in February 2021, the Alliance is focused on tying together the complex web of existing AI technologies into a single Canonical Stack, providing the infrastructure on which any company—from tiny startups to global enterprises—can run impactful AI projects. Founding members include Pachyderm, Seldon, Determined AI, Algorithmia, Tecton, ClearML by Allegro AI, Neu.ro, ZenML by Maiot, DAGsHub, TerminusDB, WhyLabs, YData, Superb AI, Valohai, Superwise.ai, cnvrg.io, Arize AI, CometML, Iguazio, UbiOps, and Fiddler. To learn more about the AIIA or to become a member, visit https://ai-infrastructure.org/. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005859/en/ CONTACT: Dave Donohue [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS DATA MANAGEMENT SOURCE: Artificial Intelligence Infrastructure Alliance Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/24/2021 12:42 PM/DISC: 02/24/2021 12:42 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005859/en Twitter Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

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A Prima Facie Evaluation Of FIR Does Not Disclose Offence Of Abetment To Suicide Against Arnab Goswami : Supreme Court

first_imgTop StoriesA Prima Facie Evaluation Of FIR Does Not Disclose Offence Of Abetment To Suicide Against Arnab Goswami : Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK27 Nov 2020 4:01 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court, in its judgment today, observed that, on prima facie evaluation of FIR lodged against Arnab Goswami, it cannot be said that he was guilty of having abetted the suicide within the meaning of Section 306 of the IPC. The bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee said that the High Court failed to evaluate prima facie whether the allegations…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 Supreme Court, in its judgment today, observed that, on prima facie evaluation of FIR lodged against Arnab Goswami, it cannot be said that he was guilty of having abetted the suicide within the meaning of Section 306 of the IPC.  The bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee said that the High Court  failed to evaluate prima facie whether the allegations in the FIR, taken as they stand, bring the case within the fold of Section 306 read with Section 34 of the IPC.Having noted thus, the bench referred to various precedents and observed:The FIR recites that the spouse of the informant had a company carrying on the business of architecture, interior design and engineering consultancy. According to the informant, her husband was over the previous two years ‘having pressure as he did not receive the money of work carried out by him’. The FIR recites that the deceased had called at the office of the appellant and spoken to his accountant for the payment of money. Apart from the above statements, it has been stated that the deceased left behind a suicide note stating that his ―money is stuck and following owners of respective companies are not paying our legitimate dues. Prima facie, on the application of the test which has been laid down by this Court in a consistent line of authority which has been noted above, it cannot be said that the appellant was guilty of having abetted the suicide within the meaning of Section 306 of the IPC.In this regard, the bench referred to Amalendu Pal vs State of West Bengal (2010) 1 SCC 707, in which it was held that, before a person may be said to have abetted the commission of suicide, they ―must have played an active role by an act of instigation or by doing certain act to facilitate the commission of suicide. In Madan Mohan Singh vs State of Gujarat (2010) 8 SCC 628, it was observed that the suicide note expressed a state of anguish of the deceased and ―cannot be depicted as expressing anything intentional on the part of the accused that the deceased might commit suicide.  The court also referred to the judgment in Vaijnath Kondiba Khandke vs. State of Maharashtra (2018) 7 SCC 781, in which it was observed that merely because a superior officer assigned work to his junior officer and took actions against him like stopping of his salary, he cannot be held to have a guilty mind or criminal intent, to attract offence under Section 306 of the Indian Penal Code, for abetment of suicide.The bench, in particular, noted the decision in Praveen Pradhan vs State of Uttaranchal (2012) 9 SCC 734  in which the court had dismissed an appeal against the rejection of an application under Section 482 of the CrPC by the High Court for quashing a criminal proceeding, implicating an offence under Section 306 of the IPC. The court said that, in that case the contents of the FIR therefore indicated that the deceased had been subjected to harassment persistently and continuously and this was coupled by words used by the accused which led to the commission of suicide. Similarly in Narayan Malhari Thorat vs Vinayak Deorao Bhagat (2019) 13 SCC 598 [in which court reversed a High Court judgment quashing FIR u/s 306], the court noted that there was a specific allegation in the FIR bearing on the imputation that the respondent had actively facilitated the commission of suicide by continuously harassing the spouse of the victim and in failing to rectify his conduct despite the efforts of the victim.The court clarified that the above observations are prima facie at this stage since the petition seeking quashing of FIR is still pending before the High court. The court observed that the Bombay High Court failed to discharge its adjudicatory function at two levels – first in declining to evaluate prima facie at the interim stage in a petition for quashing the FIR as to whether an arguable case has been made out, and secondly, in declining interim bail, as a consequence of its failure to render a prima facie opinion on the first.”If the High Court were to carry out a prima facie evaluation, it would have been impossible for it not to notice the disconnect between the FIR and the provisions of Section 306 of the IPC. The failure of the High Court to do so has led it to adopting a position where it left the appellant to pursue his remedies for regular bail under Section 439. The High Court was clearly in error in failing to perform a duty which is entrusted to it while evaluating a petition under Section 482 albeit at the interim stage.”The bench added that a High Court in its jurisdiction under Article 226 of the Constitution of India has the power to grant bail in a suitable case. It also summarized the factors to be noted while considering an application for the grant of bail under Article 226 in a suitable case. The court said:In the backdrop of these principles, it has become necessary to scrutinize the contents of the FIR in the case at hand. In this batch of cases, a prima facie evaluation of the FIR does not establish the ingredients of the offence of abetment of suicide under Section 306 of the IPC. The appellants are residents of India and do not pose a flight risk during the investigation or the trial. There is no apprehension of tampering of evidence or witnesses. Taking these factors into consideration, the order dated 11 November 2020 envisaged the release of the appellants on bail.Case:  Arnab Manoranjan Goswami vs. State of Maharashtra [Criminal Appeal No. 742 of 2020]Coram: Justices DY Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

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