First lessons in slots: Lessons #7 to #9

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter But here is the thing to remember. The reason that these slots are popular, is not because only players of that gender play those slots. No. These slots are popular because both genders play these games, both genders can’t get enough of those themes.  Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Slots Every time we began to start on a new slot, those who were in charge tried to create the shiniest game with the fanciest features. Soon they realized that this was their bias, that they liked new features and shiny games, but that the players preferred the old reliable games.  And that is the fact we should not forget. Lesson #8: The slots UI And yet… Two of these categories are sure to anger: Male oriented slots and Female oriented slots.  Guy Hasson continues to share what he’s learned from his illustrious career. This week, he warns against new and shiny, how to ensure your user interface works, and explains the myth of male and female-oriented titles. It is sad that this stereotype exists, and yet players react really well to both of these.  So much time is spent by companies about getting the UI of a slot to fit the theme. So many discussions, so much time, and therefore: So much money.  In the research I’ve done it became clear very early and over the years has proven itself true again and again: The popularity of a slot (its retention and monetisation) does not depend at all on whether the UI is generic or has to do with the theme.  The lesson: Shiny and fancy is a trap. It’s not that it can’t work – obviously, it can and has. It’s just that shiny and fancy is the bias of those who create games but are not regular players.  Companies categorise their slots. It’s easy to keep track. Fruit slots, horror themes, classic, under the sea, riches, and so on.  13th May 2021 | By contenteditorcenter_img After a few months, the one in charge said “Guy, next time, whatever happens, pull me back from doing something fancy.”  And every time that I would try, the one in charge would pull rank and decide to try to create another new shiny game, that would often not succeed as much.  Lesson #9: Categorising male/female oriented slots Guy Hasson worked for Playtech for three years before becoming Playtika’s content manager, responsible for the content of Slotomania and Caesars Casino. He is now a social slot consultant, specialising in game popularity. Email Address These are divided stereotypically: Male oriented slots are usually about weapons, action, violence and cars. Female oriented slots are usually about princesses, mermaids, fairies, and magic.  I’ll say it again because it’s counter-intuitive. The retention and monetisation of a slot does not depend at all on whether there is a generic UI or the UI is based on the theme. Period.  Something to at least think about. Lesson #7: Slot developers’ blind spot I used to work for one of the biggest video slot companies in the world. It began from nothing (of course) and grew into a giant. Its most successful games, historically, were all simple ones – with no great features, nothing complex and nothing fancy. I cannot speak to the situation today, but at the time those were the games that brought in the most money from slots.  Topics: Casino & games Product & technology Slots First lessons in slots: Lessons #7 to #9 However, there is a place where it does matter to have a UI based on a theme. When you’re building your brand, if this has anything to do with your brand, with the visual quality of the game, and so on, then it is important. Otherwise: Don’t waste extra time on it. Tags: First lessons in slotslast_img read more

Produce Buying Company Limited ( 2008 Abridged Report

first_imgProduce Buying Company Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2008 abridged results.For more information about Produce Buying Company Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Produce Buying Company Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Produce Buying Company Limited (  2008 abridged results.Company ProfileProduce Buying Company Limited (PBC) is a licensed buying company for cocoa. The company is one of the biggest dealers in cocoa, sheanut and other cash crops in West Africa sub-regions. PBC Ltd buys high quality cocoa beans and sheanuts from farmers, prepares and stores the stock in purpose-built warehouses and delivers graded and sealed stock to designated collection points at Take Over Centres. The stock is inspected, graded and sealed by the Ghana Cocoa Board’s Quality Control Department. The cocoa buying company operates in an environment of stiff competition from other licensed buying companies but has remained the highest cocoa purchaser for COCOBOD with a market share of about 30%. PBC Ltd has established alliances with other international cocoa trading companies to roll out schemes to increase the yield and acreage of cocoa among rural farmers and improve their livelihoods. Produce Buying Company Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust ( Q12018 Interim Report

first_imgUnion Homes Real Estate Investment Trust ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust (  2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileUnion Homes Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is an actively-managed, close-ended Unit Trust Scheme geared to achieve long-term capital appreciation through real estate investments. The Trust Deed invests in a maximum of 90% of the funds in real estate and real estate related investments. A maximum of 10% of the Fund’s total assets is invested in quality money market instruments which ensure liquidity. Established in 2008, the Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust is managed by Union Homes Savings & Loans Plc which is a subsidiary of the Union Bank of Nigeria Plc. The Fund Managers spread the portfolio  mix across commercial and residential property investment and mortgage assets. Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

This FTSE 100 dividend stock has dived 10% today. Should holders panic?

first_img Image source: Getty Images “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address 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. 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. See all posts by Paul Summers Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Paul Summers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ITV. 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 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Paul Summers | Thursday, 5th March, 2020 | More on: ITV This FTSE 100 dividend stock has dived 10% today. Should holders panic? Shares in top-tier-listed media company ITV (LSE: ITV) were sharply lower in early trading this morning following the release of its latest set of full-year numbers.Should those already holding the stock be worried? I don’t believe so.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…Ahead of expectationsTo be clear, trading over 2019 was far from terrible. Indeed, today’s figures were ahead of even ITV’s own expectations. Thanks to a burst of growth in the second half of the financial year, total external revenue rose 3% to £3.3bn. And while total advertising revenue fell 1.5%, this result was better than that originally forecast. Away from the headline figures, there was also evidence to back up CEO Carolyn McCall’s claim that the company was developing into “a stronger, more diversified and structurally sound business”. Total revenue from its Studios division grew 9% with online revenue jumping 21%. The FTSE 100 member had also seen decent demand for its premium subscription service ITV Hub+ and recently-launched Britbox collaboration with the BBC. There were positives on the financial side of things too. In addition to making £25m of cost savings (£5m ahead of that targeted), net debt also fell to £804m — down from £927m at the end of 2018. That’s far less of a burden than that faced by another company I’ve looked at today. So, why are shares down?It’s all down to the (understandably foggy) outlook. Despite forecasting a 2% rise in total advertising revenue over the first quarter of its financial year, ITV is now expecting a sharp drop in Q2 following the decision by those firms in the travel industry to defer their contracts for a while due to the coronavirus outbreak. As a result, total advertising revenue is expected to tumble 10% in April.Of course, the numbers could turn out to be better or worse depending on what happens over the next few days and weeks. Like many companies reporting recently, ITV remarked that estimating the full impact of the coronavirus outbreak on business was tricky but that it would “continue to monitor the situation closely“.Don’t panicClearly, today’s share price drop is unlikely to bring cheer to those already holding the shares. Personally, I think they should sit tight. For one, ITV still expects (for now, at least) to grow revenue in 2020. It’s also predicting that its Studios business will grow steadily over the medium term and that “double-digit” online growth will also be achieved. Then there are the dividends to consider. Today, ITV confirmed that it would pay out 8p per share to holders for the 2019 financial year, giving the stock a trailing yield of 7.7% after taking today’s price fall into account. That’s certainly a lot better than the 1.31% you’d get from even the top-paying Cash ISA right now. While we can’t be certain on how the company will perform in the near term, the fact that dividends look fairly well covered by profits suggests a cut looks pretty unlikely for now.Attempting to value shares might be even tougher than usual given the current state of affairs, but a forecast price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of less than 9 suggests ITV offers great value at the moment. Having once been a holder of the stock myself, I may well take a position again if the selling pressure continues. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

first_img Dominant Dominic: Waldouck played a big part in Newcastle’s win at Gloucester. (Photo: Getty Images) Leading man: Alun Wyn Jones runs out at the RDS for his 200th Ospreys match. (Photo: Inpho)Double centuryAlun Wyn Jones made his 200th appearance for the Ospreys on Friday evening but didn’t have a win to celebrate as Leinster beat them 31-19 at the RDS. Jones made his usual terrific contribution to the game with 13 tackles and eight carries, but Leinster were too good for the Ospreys on the day, building up a 31-0 lead with powerful and dynamic rugby. Johnny Sexton scored a try on his first appearance of the season, as well as kicking 11 points, while Man of the Match Josh van der Flier scored two tries.Dan Biggar produced a moment of magic for the Ospreys, passing behind his own back to Ashley Beck to change the point of attack and engineer a try for Ben John, then Sam Davies, playing at full-back, created the Ospreys’ final try for James King with a fine break and dummy. Flying wing: Ryan Edwards in mid air after a tackle by Ian Whitten. (Photo: Getty Images)Edwards leads the wayBristol had a tough task this week as they tried to recover from last week’s 70-22 hammering by Wasps, but with Exeter Chiefs the visitors to Ashton Gate, they were up against another classy side.They went 14-0 down with two tries by Olly Woodburn but scored a try of their own on 20 minutes thanks to the speed and confidence of right wing Ryan Edwards. Grubber and grabDanny Cipriani produced one of his magic moments to set up a try for Jimmy Gopperth during Wasps’ 20-15 win over Northampton at Franklin’s Gardens.The fly-half put in a delicate grubber kick to get behind the Saints’ defence, gathered the ball then offloaded out of the tackle to Guy Thompson, who scorched up the pitch before giving the scoring pass to Gopperth.Mike Ellery did the same thing for Saracens as they fought back from 17-0 down at Harlequins and created a try for Richard Wigglesworth early in the second half, but it wasn’t enough for Sarries to overhaul the hosts. Jackson scores a scorcherPaddy Jackson scored what is being touted as an early contender for Guinness Pro12 Try of the Season and helped Ulster beat Glasgow Warriors 22-17 at Scotstoun.It was only Glasgow’s second Pro12 defeat at home since November 2013 and they had been leading 17-15 as the final quarter began and Jackson struck.Ulster turned over the ball in their own 22, Louis Ludik made a jinking break, Ruan Pienaar shipped the ball swiftly on to Darren Cave and he passed it on to Jackson, who slid over the line despite the efforts of the defenders, then converted his own try. Costly errorsAlex Losowski has made a stunning start to the season for Saracens, slotting in at No 10 in the absence of Owen Farrell and proving a match-winner. However, he made a couple of errors in this weekend’s 17-10 loss to Harlequins, starting when his pass to Alex Goode in the fifth minute was intercepted by Tim Visser and the wing raced 50 metres to score the game’s first try.Saracens were 17-0 down at half-time but a Richard Wigglesworth try and Losowski conversion made it 17-7, however the No 10 then missed two penalties which could have really given Harlequins the jitters and the home side held on to win. Six of the bestLeicester Tigers achieved a convincing 34-14 win over the previously unbeaten Bath, thanks to what DoR Richard Cockerill called a “proper” Leicester Tigers performance.There were plenty of standout performers in his side, but the Man of the Match was blindside Mike Williams, who stole a lineout from Dave Attwood in the 14th minute to set the Tigers on an attack which resulted in a try for Brendan O’Connor. The No 6 made seven carries during the match and was at the heart of Leicester’s excellent forward play throughout.Get in! Richard Cockerill was pretty chuffed with Leicester’s win over Bath. (Photo: Getty Images) The SinnersUneven playing fieldThe powers that be in the Guinness Pro12 need to correct an imbalance in their competition and ensure that all matches have the benefit of a Television Match Official. Neither of the games hosted in Italy had one this weekend and the Dragons were aggrieved that Treviso’s opening try against them was awarded to Tommaso Benvenutti as the Welsh side felt Tyler Morgan grounded the loose ball in the in-goal area before he did. Treviso went on to win the game 27-11.All teams must play in the same circumstances when they are competing in the same competition so TMOs have to be provided in Italy, just as they are in Ireland, Wales and Scotland. Not-so-slick Nick: Williams dropped a pass and conceded a try. (Photo: Huw Evans Agency)Forward fumblesNorthampton made a number of errors as they chased the game against Wasps and Courtney Lawes was guilty of wasting a try-scoring opportunity in the 69th minute when the Saints trailed 13-5. They were attacking strongly and Lawes had the line at his mercy when he dropped a pass from Steve Myler. The pass wasn’t the best – slightly behind Lawes – but the England lock would have hoped to do better.Another forward – Cardiff Blues’ Nick Williams – helped to cost his team a try by fumbling in defence. The No 8 spilled a pass five metres from his own line when the Blues were 23-16 up in the closing minutes of their game at Zebre, the Italians shipped the ball left, Matthew Morgan missed an opportunity to tidy it up and Giovanbattista Venditti scored in the corner. Edoardo Padovani needed to kick the difficult conversion to give Zebre a draw but he missed. Under pressure: Sam Hidalgo-Clyne on the ball and in trouble against Munster. (Photo: Inpho)Sam slips upEdinburgh scrum-half Sam Hidalgo-Clyne gifted Munster a 37th minute try with a sloppy piece of play in the shadow of his own posts and enabled the Irish side to go into half-time 14-7 up.He received the ball in his in-goal area as Edinburgh tried to survive a spell of Munster pressure and he was forced to knock-on beside the posts, allowing hooker Niall Scannell to push the ball back for Conor Murray to pick up and score. From there, Munster kicked on to win this Guinness Pro12 match 28-14 with their pack totally dominating the Edinburgh eight. One scored, one savedDominic Waldouck scored a try at one end of the pitch and saved one at the other as Newcastle won away from home in the Aviva Premiership for the first time since October 2014. The Falcons beat Gloucester 18-13 at Kingsholm and it was Waldouck’s ninth-minute try which set them on their way, as he capitalised when Gloucester scrum-half Willi Heinz was caught in possession and turned over.Halfway through the first half, with the score at 7-7, Gloucester were attacking and Mark Atkinson seemed set to score their second try but Waldouck hauled him down short of the line. Billy Burns kicked a penalty from the resulting breakdown, but if Newcastle had conceded that try they would have found it much tougher to recover. Try time: Liam Williams dives over for the first of his two tries. (Photo: Huw Evans Agency)Just Williams, againOne week we will have a Saints and Sinners that doesn’t feature Liam Williams – but this isn’t it, as the Scarlets wing scored two tries to take his side to their first league win of the season, a 17-8 victory over Connacht.A Sinner two weeks ago for conceding a couple of tries, Williams has more than made up for it since then and was a Saint last week as well as this. For his first try against Connacht Williams finished off a good move, taking a scoring pass from Jonathan Davies who received man and ball at the same time but managed to ship a pass to his wing in the blink of an eye.Williams’ second try came after he received the ball from the back of a five-metre scrum and powered through the tackle of Caolin Blade to score in the corner. He received the ball in his own half and decided to back himself to beat the Chiefs defence, scorched past Lachlan Turner on the outside and put Jordan Williams over for the try.Exeter soon extended their lead but Bristol still didn’t lay down and hooker Ross McMillan and his replacement Max Crumpton used their power to grab a try apiece to make the final score a more respectable 34-17. Locked outDonncha O’Callaghan made a try-saving tackle for Worcester which actually brought about a ten-point turnaround in their extraordinary 34-34 draw with Sale Sharks, as the Warriors scored an unconverted try at the other end soon afterwards.The Irish lock brought Dave Seymour down as he dived for the line in the left-hand corner and forced the wing to spill the ball. Worcester repelled the Sale attack from a subsequent penalty, then Cooper Vuna broke out of defence and full-back Jamie Shillcock scored in the opposite corner to give the Warriors a 31-17 lead with 29 minutes to go. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Which players hit the heights in round four of the Aviva Premiership and Guinness Pro12 and who made the costliest errors? Pass masterHarlequins fly-half Tim Swiel produced a pass Dan Carter would be proud of to set up a try for Charlie Walker, which proved decisive in their Aviva Premiership win over Saracens.The 23-year-old No 10 flung out a huge pass across the defence inside the 22, taking a couple of Saracens out of the game and creating an overlap. Tim Visser and Mike Brown shipped the ball on quickly, with Brown pausing just long enough to draw a couple of defenders, and Walker was on hand to score in the corner. Butter fingersRhys Webb – usually a try-maker and scorer extraordinaire – butchered a chance for the Ospreys when they were already 31-0 down to Leinster on Friday evening. Josh Matavesi made a terrific break from halfway and passed to Webb on the 22. The scrum-half just needed to catch the ball and run to the line, but he took his eyes off the ball at the crucial moment and dropped it. TAGS: HighlightNewcastle Falcons last_img read more

Single use plastic bags charge increases to 10p

first_imgWhile the increase from 5p to 10p plus the new inclusion of smaller retailers, means more money could reach good causes, the amount the scheme has delivered to charities has dropped steadily since its introduction as a steadily decreasing number of people have requested single use plastic carrier bags for their shopping. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 The single use plastic bags charge has also risen to 10p in Scotland as of 1 April, and currently remains at 5p in Wales. According to government figures, and based on information submitted by retailers, in 2019-2020, 564 million single use plastic carrier bags were reported sold (equating to 10 per person), with £9.2 million donated to good causes. This is around half the number of bags reported sold the previous year (1.11bn in 2018-19), and over a 50% decrease in the amount donated (£22.9m in 2018-19) although the government states that the figures are not directly comparable due to changes in the retailers submitting this information. The single use plastic carrier bags charge in the UK has risen from 5p to 10p as of 1 April, with small retailers no longer exempt. The main retailers (Asda, Marks and Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, The Co-operative Group, Tesco and Waitrose) sold 226 million single use plastic carrier bags in England in 2019 to 2020, compared to 549 million in 2018 to 2019 – a drop of 59%. These retailers account for around 40% of the total bags reported by all retailers for 2019 to 2020.  1,126 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Single use plastic bags charge increases to 10pcenter_img In comparison, its figures show, back in 2016-17, 2.12 billion single use carrier bags were reported sold (38 per person), and £65.4m donated to good causes. The charge was introduced for large retailers (those with over 250 employees) in England in 2015, with the expectation that the money goes to good causes. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Melanie May | 6 April 2021 | News The pandemic has also seen less money donated with the charge suspended for bags used in online grocery deliveries (and in some cases collections) for a number of months in England, as well as Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, and many non-essential retailers forced to close. Tagged with: plastic bag levylast_img read more

HAT Awards Communications Scholarship at Indiana 4-H Congress

first_imgDeWeese was one of thirty-three 4-H youth who received scholarships in a variety of different categories. Some of Indiana’s top agribusinesses, as well as the Indiana 4-H Foundation, sponsored the scholarships. She told HAT that learning communication skills is vital for everyone, “I believe that communications is one of the top three skills that all leaders need to develop. You have to communicate with those around you.” Olivia DeWeeseDeWeese says her 4-H projects helped her set the direction for her life, “4-H helped me find my strengths and weaknesses. I realized that public speaking and journalism were both strengths of mine through the projects that I participated in, and that is how I decided a choice for my career.” DeWeese is a freshman broadcast journalism major at  Indiana University. Facebook Twitter SHARE HAT Awards Communications Scholarship at Indiana 4-H Congress HAT Awards Communications Scholarship at Indiana 4-H Congress By Gary Truitt – Nov 18, 2013 Facebook Twitter The scholarships were presented at a luncheon sponsored by CountryMark and Ice Miller LLP. Over the weekend, top 4-H youth from around the state gathered at the Indiana State Fairgrounds for the annual Indiana 4-H Congress. The 4-H Congress brings together the best and brightest of Indiana’s 4-H youth for a day of leadership training and recognition.  As it has for the past 6 years, Hoosier Ag Today presented the communications scholarship.  This year’s winner Olivia DeWeese of Vanderburgh County typifies a 4-H participant, “I had the honor to be a 9 year member, and I really immersed myself in the leadership and teamwork skills that 4-H offers.” And, like the other several hundred Congress participants, leadership and giving back are part of her 4-H experience, “In 2012, I was crowned Miss Vanderburgh County and that was one of my favorite moments in 4-H. I got to be a role model for all the young girls, and I was the girl that everyone was looking up to, just as I had done in my earlier 4-H career.” SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News HAT Awards Communications Scholarship at Indiana 4-H Congress Previous articleStorms Delay Completion of Indiana HarvestNext articleEPA Proposes Lower RFS Level for 2014 Gary Truittlast_img read more

New Weed Control Formulation Ready to Get to Work

first_img SHARE Need weed formulation for cornIn the drive for a profitable year in 2016 amid depressed commodity prices, where are farmers able to trim on inputs? One product manager says it doesn’t appear that weed control is getting cut out, and that’s a good thing.“One thing that we’ve seen as commodity prices get a little pressure on them you would expect that growers would tighten up the purse a little bit,” says Luke Peters, U.S. Corn Herbicides product manager for Dow AgroSciences, “but they’re still spending money to control these high anxiety weeds. We know it’s an issue. The glyphosate resistance, the herbicide resistance is top of mind so they’re continuing to invest in it. They’re looking for products that are going to do a better job.”Staying with a weed control program is a key to success but he says farmers now need multiple modes of action.“That’s our biggest defense and biggest prevention of future herbicide resistant weeds. Palmer amaranth, marestail, waterhemp is a big one these days, and giant ragweed obviously in Indiana.”For companies like Dow, research and development efforts are continuing the search for new modes of action to add to the weed control mix, and Dow AgroSciences has brought its new Resicore corn herbicide to farmers this year. Peters says it offers something new to the marketplace.“We really excited about Resicore. We’ve been looking for a new residual corn herbicide to add to our lineup. Resicore brings that with a formulation of 3 active ingredients we haven’t seen together before, and we’re looking forward to seeing it in action this spring.”Peters added, “With this product we’re looking for powerful residual that stretches its control deep into the growing season and something a grower can put on early but still has the flexibility to go on early post. And we’ve seen excellent results in our trials and university trials last year.”Peters says there is limited availability of Resicore this spring with full availability in 2017. But he added a lot of farmers will be putting it on their corn acres this spring. Learn more at SHARE Facebook Twitter New Weed Control Formulation Ready to Get to Work Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Apr 18, 2016 Previous articleFarm Safety Net Payments Forecast to be Higher in 2016Next articleNarrow Row Soybeans Have Yield Advantage Andy Eubank Home Indiana Agriculture News New Weed Control Formulation Ready to Get to Worklast_img read more

Criminal Cases Against MPs/ MLAs: Manipur HC Directs Govt To Establish Two Special Courts; Seeks Monthly Status Reports [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesCriminal Cases Against MPs/ MLAs: Manipur HC Directs Govt To Establish Two Special Courts; Seeks Monthly Status Reports [Read Order] Akshita Saxena1 Oct 2020 11:50 PMShare This – xWith an aim to enable “timely action” in criminal cases pending against sitting and former MPs and MLAs, the High Court of Manipur on Thursday directed the State Government to create two “exclusive Special Courts” at Imphal at the Sessions and Magisterial levels. The Bench of Chief Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar and Justice A. Bimol Singh directed the Government to set up: Special…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?LoginWith an aim to enable “timely action” in criminal cases pending against sitting and former MPs and MLAs, the High Court of Manipur on Thursday directed the State Government to create two “exclusive Special Courts” at Imphal at the Sessions and Magisterial levels. The Bench of Chief Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar and Justice A. Bimol Singh directed the Government to set up: Special Court (MP/MLA) No.1, Manipur [Sessions Court to be manned by MJS Grade-I] & Special Court (MP/MLA) No.2, Manipur [Magisterial Court to be manned by MJS Grade-II] having jurisdiction over whole of Manipur. As a corollary, the State Government has been directed to create two cadre posts of Manipur Judicial Services: MJS Grade-I : 1 postMJS Grade-II : 1 post along with 2 posts of Special Public Prosecutor. “The Special Court where trial is going on, are directed to conduct the case on day-to-day basis. In any event, no adjournment beyond 7(seven) days should be granted and that too, for reasons to be recorded,” the Bench said. It further added that if any authority is not co-operating in the day-to-day hearing of the case, the name and designation of the officer should be informed to the superior authority and to the Court also without fail. Inter alia, the Court directed the DGP, Director of Prosecution and the Director of FSL to ensure that the police authorities cooperate with the trial Courts on day-to-day proceedings of the Criminal cases, more particularly, the direction relating to production of accused, execution of non-bailable warrants, service of summons to witnesses, prioritization of FSL reports, etc. Further, the State Government shall ensure that they cooperate and take initiative in the establishment of “safe and secure witness examination room” and the provision for “Video Conferencing” in these Courts to aid and assist in the early and speedy conduct of the trials. These directions have come in a suo moto case registered by the High Court to ensure appropriate and timely action in relation to both pending FIRs and in case where charge-sheet has been filed against MPs/MLAs. This is incompliance with a recent direction issued by the Supreme Court in Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay & Ors. v. Union of India & Ors., which said: “these cases should be investigated without undue delay and wherever charge-sheet has not been filed, it should be filed in time and the Special Courts dealing with these cases should expedite the trial on priority basis and that there should not be any scope for delay.” Criminal Cases Against MPs/MLAs : SC Asks HC Chief Justices To Submit Action Plan For Expeditious Disposal After this direction, the High Courts of Karnataka and Orissa swung into action. Following the lead, the Manipur High Court has also registered the suo moto case and appointed Senior Advocate Y. Nirmolchand Singh as the Amicus Curiae. The matter is now listed for compliance on October 15, 2020. Detailed Instructions To State Govt: State Government is directed to sanction funds for creating the infrastructure for the two proposed Special Courts, staff, etc. For the present till the two Special Courts mentioned at Sl. No.1 are created, the State Government is directed to designate the Courts of (i) Additional District & Sessions Judge (FTC), Manipur West and (ii) Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal East as Special Courts No.1 & No.2, Manipur respectively to deal with Criminal cases relating to sitting and former MPs/MLAs. The Special Courts should be empowered to conduct trials of cases relating to offences under Indian Penal Code as well as Special Acts also. State Government shall provide adequate facilities for video conferencing in the Special Courts for recording of evidence and for proper conduct of trial. To DGP: A Nodal Prosecution Officer not below the rank of Additional Superintendent of Police shall be designated to ensure production of accused persons before the respective Special Courts and execution of NBWs issued by the Courts. The Officer shall also be responsible for service of summons to the witnesses and their appearance and deposition in the courts. Any lapse on the part of the Nodal Prosecution Officer will make him/her liable to disciplinary proceedings apart from initiation of contempt of court proceedings. In the suo motu PIL, the Director General of Police shall designate a senior Police Officer of the rank not below Inspector General of Police who shall be present in the Court in each hearing to collect and provide requisite information to the Court as and when the case is listed for hearing. The Director General of Police, State of Manipur shall direct all Investigating Officers to complete the investigations in respect of criminal cases filed against former and sitting MPs/MLAs and submit reports under Section 173 CrPC without any further delay. To Director of Prosecution: The Director of Prosecution shall ensure that the reports submitted by the I.O.s under Section 173 CrPC shall be processed on priority basis and submitted to the concerned Special Courts immediately. Any delay on the part of the Director of Prosecution will be viewed as disobeying the order of this Court. The Director will ensure without fail that all pending NBWs, summons, etc. issued by the Special Courts shall be executed on time. A compliance report be submitted to this Court through the Public Prosecutor. The appearance of the accused, witnesses and experts shall be ensured in the day-to-day trial. To Director of FSL: The Director, FSL, Manipur shall ensure that test reports in connection with criminal cases against former and sitting MPs/MLAs be completed on priority basis and shall be forwarded to the Investigation Agency and/or the Special Courts, as the case may be without any further delay. All pending reports to be processed and reported. Video Conferencing facility should be available in the FSL itself so that the same may be used at the time of trial. To Special Agencies: The Special Agencies such as CBI, NIA, etc. shall ensure that pending investigations of criminal cases against former and sitting MPs/MLAs shall be completed as soon as possible and submit the reports under Section 173 CrPC promptly. They will complete all required formalities for speeding up the trial on day-to-day basis. Click Here To Download Order Read Order 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

2 more deaths and 259 Covid-19 cases reported in North

first_imgHomepage BannerNews 2 more deaths and 259 Covid-19 cases reported in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Previous articleNursing home visits not allowed in counties with Level 3 restrictionsNext articleNPHET recommends further restrictions on gatherings in homes News Highland Twitter By News Highland – October 1, 2020 WhatsApp Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+center_img Two more people have died of Covid-19 in the North, and there are 259 new cases.It brings the total number of infections in the North to 11,952 – with 17% of those reported in the past week.The Stormont executive is expected to introduce new restrictions later today.Health Minister Robin Swann said yesterday that new measures are needed because of the recent spike.The 7 day incidence rate in Strabane and Derry has dropped very slightly from yesterday’s figures to 322.6 per 100,000. WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more