Paper Converting Company Limited ( Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgPaper Converting Company Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Paper Converting Company Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Paper Converting Company Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Paper Converting Company Limited (  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfilePaper Converting Company Limited is based in Mauritius and produces and sells tissue and toilet paper internationally. The company manufactures and sells its product under the brand of toilet and tissue paper ‘Kleenex’ under license from Kimberly Clark Corp of USA. Paper Converting Company Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

A French guide to the Heineken Cup

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Time for Clermont to kick on: the Yellow Army of Clermont Auvergne, led by Brock James, will want to go all the wayBy Gavin MortimerLet’s for a while forget the future and enjoy the present. Yes, the Heineken Cup is upon us and though it may well be the last of its kind, this season promises the usual doses of agony and ecstasy. Last season the final was an all-French affair but what shape are our Gallic neighbours in this time around? Gavin Mortimers runs his eye over the seven French sides Pool3: Toulouse v Zebre, Friday 21hToo much power: Toulouse should have enough to beat ZebreToulouse begin their European campaign on the back of a resounding 28-10 victory over Stade Francais, a win that lifts the four-times Heineken Cup winners into third in the Top 14. With memories of their failure last year to reach the quarter-finals still fresh in their mind, Toulouse will want to start well and the Italians shouldn’t offer too much of a challenge. Beaten in all six of their Heineken Cup outings last season, Zebre chances of springing a surprise are minimal, particularly as Toulouse welcome back Thierry Dusautoir into their squad after a long lay-off with injury.Verdict: Toulouse are too good for ZebrePool5: Treviso v Montpellier, Sat, 13h35Treviso have turned their little patch of Italy into something of a fortress in recent seasons – at least as far as French teams go. Biarritz and Perpignan have both lost at the Stadio Comunale di Monigo, while last season Toulouse only pulled clear in the last quarter. That said, Montpellier have played some irresistible rugby of late, hammering Oyonnax on Saturday 45-20 and a fortnight earlier routing Clermont 43-3. Blessed with two of the in-form scrum-halves in Europe right now in Jonathan Pelissie and Benoît Paillaugue, the Mediterranean side should be too strong for their Italian hosts. But Montpellier are one of those French sides that attach far more importance to the Top 14 than they do the Heineken Cup and a trip to Treviso might induce complacency.Verdict: Treviso claim another French scalp What a clash this promises to be, two teams with plenty of stars and plenty of inconsistency so far this season. In between running up convincing wins over Bordeaux and Toulouse, Clermont – last year’s beaten European finalists – have suffered defeats to Toulon, Oyonnax and that incredible 43-3 thumping at Montpellier. Not that Racing have had their fans jumping out of their seats in excitement after nine rounds of the Top 14. The Parisians have managed just nine tries this season and on Saturday suffered the ignominy of a 22-20 home defeat to Grenoble. Bolstered by the return this week of Springbok lock Juandre Kruger and Argentine pair Juan Imhoff and Juan Martin Hernandez, Racing will need Jonny Sexton to bring all his Heineken Cup experience to bear if they’re to see off Clermont.Verdict: Home advantage sees Racing home by the skin of their teeth. Verdict: Northampton avenge last season’s defeat at the Stade Pierre-AntoinePool 6: Gloucester v Perpignan, Sat 18hPerpignan have produced some moments of good rugby this season, most notably in defeating Montpellier 28-16 last month. Full-back James Hook is his normal reliable self and the assured performances of Camille Lopez at fly-half have given the Catalans more bite in attack. With Gloucester reeling from their 29-12 defeat to Exeter at the weekend – their second reverse this season – Perpignan should travel to Kingsholm without trepidation. USAP could give a run out to Luke Charteris, back to fitness after 10 months out with a knee injury, but whatever team coach Marc Delpoux selects he’s promising they’ll head to England “completely relaxed”.Verdict: Gloucester grind out a win Pool 2: Toulon v Glasgow , Sun, 15hVipers: Toulon could bite Glasgow WarriorsThe leaders of the Top 14 take on the leaders of the RaboDirect Pro12, the only difference being Glasgow are unbeaten after five games while Toulon have lost three of their nine matches. The Scots have won well away from home this term, beating Ulster and the Scarlets, but heading to the Cote d’Azur will be a step-up. Unlike some French teams Toulon take the Heineken Cup seriously – as they showed in winning the trophy last season – and in Matt Giteau they have arguably the form player in France right now. The former wallaby fly-half has been sensational this season and was chosen ahead of Jonny Wilkinson for the clash with Clermont last season. Toulon won that encounter and their mighty pack will take some stopping if Glasgow are to get a win in the south of France.Verdict: Toulon take the spoils Pool 4: Racing Metro v Clermont, Sun 20hcenter_img Chasing their tails: Castres have stumbled in the Top 14Pool 1: Castres v Northampton, Sat, 15h40Castres edged home 21-16 when the two sides met in last season’s pool but neither managed to progress from a group dominated by Ulster. Castres went on to win the Top 14, stunning Toulon for their first title triumph in 20 years. But how distant those days now seem. Humiliated 34-0 by Brive on Saturday, Castres languish in 11th spot and according to reports this week in the French press the squad is being pillaged by the rest of the league. Scrum-half Rory Kockott has allegedly agreed terms with Toulon while Brice Dulin and Antonie Claassen are in talks with Racing. It’s all going wrong for Castres but pride may yet produce the sort of passion that characterised their performances last season. Toulon’s Maxime Mermoz celebrates after scoring a try during the French Top 14 rugby union match Toulon vs Clermont-Ferrand on October 5, 2013 at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, southeastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN CHRISTOPHE MAGNENET (Photo credit should read JEAN-CHRISTOPHE MAGNENET/AFP/Getty Images) last_img read more

Mayor Bloomberg’s Legacy:The Construction Boom of NYC

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Mayor Bloomberg’s Legacy:The Construction Boom of NYC ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!Freedom Tower; Courtesy of Flickr User Arturo Yee; Licensed via Creative CommonsWritten by Irina VinnitskayaJuly 27, 2013 Share “COPY” CopyNYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s twelve years in office will leave an undeniable impression on the physical landscape of the city for future generations. The new and revised policies of this administration have encouraged unprecedented growth of New York City and its outer boroughs in the years following 9/11. According to a new series called The Bloomberg Years by WNYC and this article by Matthew Schuerman, Bloomberg’s three consecutive terms have made New York City’s skyline taller, have made the city more attractive and in turn, more expensive.Join us for more after the break. One of the mayor’s major motivations for running aggressive policies that promote growth came from a need to sustain the city’s fiscal health during the shaky times that followed the attacks of 9/11. Aside from the major work that has been done by the Port Authority at the World Trade Center site, the city has boomed with new buildings soaring to new heights, covering revitalized neighborhoods throughout the boroughs. During the past twelve years, 7 of the 20 tallest buildings in New York City were built under Bloomberg. Most Community Boards in all five boroughs have seen a rise in building heights, as well. Save this picture!Manhattan West; Courtesy of Brookfield DevelopmentThe rezoning permitted the construction of taller buildings and allowed residential and commercial development in former manufacturing districts that were no longer in use.  The rising heights and escalated growth of condominiums, luxury apartments, and affordable housing can be attributed to this massive rezoning of nearly 40% of the city’s land mass.  Since the early 2000s, construction and development of new high-rise housing has been unceasing. Save this picture!Hudson Yards; Photo: Rendering by VisualhouseManhattan’s West Side is going through a complete makeover as the rezoning of of Midtown West has encouraged two major projects currently underway: Manhattan West and Hudson Yards. Both promise new residential and commercial opportunities. The tallest residential towers in New York City are rising under this administration’s policies. Now Midtown East is going through its own stages of rezoning and redevelopment. For years, Frank Gehry’s New York (also known as Beekman Tower and 8 Spruce Street) was the tallest residential building. One57, to be completed in 2013, will surpass it at 1,005 feet. Shortly after that, in 2015, 432 Park Ave will rise above that to 1,398 feet.Save this picture!Atlantic Yards; Courtesy of SHoP ArchitectsNorth Brooklyn has gone through a series of transformations of its own. Downtown Brooklyn has been redeveloped with condos rising along Flatbush Ave near the Manhattan Bridge and Metrotech BID, the city’s third largest business district. The old manufacturing blocks of Williamsburg along Kent Ave have been transformed into towering condos, like The Edge, with views of the New York City skyline just across the East River. Atlantic Yards, which encompasses Barclay’s Center, is part of a large rezoning project that promised additional housing and commercial venues that is still being settled to comply with community demands.Save this picture!Hunter’s Point South Housing Development © nycmayorsofficeMeanwhile, Long Island City, Queens, a neighborhood largely marked by old manufacturing buildings, factories and relics of industry turned sculpture (like the gantry at Gantry Plaza State Park) has transformed into a series of condos and plazas rising along the banks of the East River.With all this construction, the development of new residential buildings and commercial spaces, the city housing units for an additional 310,000 people. Despite this greater supply of housing, prices have not been driven down. The growing attraction of NYC has made it more expensive than ever. This may be attributed to Bloomberg’s social policies. The mayor has taken a stance on public health through sustainable construction policies. He has been pushing for the development of bicycle infrastructure and has encouraged and instated the first stages of the CitiBike bike-share program. Under his administration the Highline became a reality and has since encouraged development in the Meatpacking District.The next several mayors will be running a city shaped by the past twelve years of policy developed by Mayor Bloomberg – a mixture of administrative and social policies that have altered the physical landscape of the city and has shaped its future priorities as a sustainable, fiscally-driven city. via WNYC: New York, the Vertical City, Kept Rising Under Bloomberg by Matthew SchuermanImage gallerySee allShow lessSant Joan de Reus University Hospital / Pich-Aguilera Architects + Corea & Moran Arq…Selected ProjectsCity Works: Provocations for Chicago’s Urban FutureEvent Share Articles Mayor Bloomberg’s Legacy:The Construction Boom of NYCSave this articleSaveMayor Bloomberg’s Legacy:The Construction Boom of NYC CopyAbout this authorIrina VinnitskayaAuthorFollow#TagsNewsArticlesUrbanismUrban DesignResidential ArchitectureCommercial ArchitectureNew York CityMichael BloombergUrban PlanningPublic PolicyCite: Irina Vinnitskaya. “Mayor Bloomberg’s Legacy:The Construction Boom of NYC ” 27 Jul 2013. 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JNF launch cinema ad to promote new appeal

first_imgA series of press advertisements will feature in UK Jewish publications to accompany the cinema campaign. The advert can also be viewed on the charity’s website’s front page.Simon Winters, Chief Executive of JNF UK, commented: “By juxtaposing a family eating dinner against the unlikely backdrop of the Negev desert we wanted to demonstrate this captivating environment which we hope to make habitable for thousands of Israelis.” 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 Researching massive growth in giving. JNF UK is using a 60-second commercial to promote its Negev Challenge, a campaign to raise funds for communities in the sparsely populated desert area of Israel. The charity claims that this is the first time a UK Jewish charity has produced a cinema commercial.The commercial will be appearing in cinemas around London as well as at cinemas playing host to the Jewish Film Festival during its tour of the UK from November 2007 to March 2008.Entitled “Dinner in the Desert” and voiced by actor Henry Goodman, the commercial has been produced by the advertising agency Drugstore. It was filmed in the extreme conditions of the Israeli desert. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img JNF launch cinema ad to promote new appeal Tagged with: Individual giving Howard Lake | 16 September 2007 | Newslast_img read more

Ireland Funds open for applications

first_img  20 total views,  1 views today 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 15 February 2013 | News The small grants round from the Ireland Funds is now open for applications.The grants is designed to support a wide range of organisations working across the 32 counties of Ireland.  The maximum amount is €20,000/£16,000 with the average award around €5,000/£4,000.Under what the Ireland Funds calls ‘four pillars’ funding will be allocated to projects in  Arts & Culture, Community Development, Education and Peace & Reconciliation. With these four areas the Ireland Funds has identified 7 priorities: Advertisement Ireland Funds open for applicationscenter_img Tagged with: Funding Ireland Northern Ireland Promoting Culture and HeritageInvesting in Ireland’s CommunitiesAssisting Disadvantaged YouthPromoting Philanthropy in IrelandAssisting the Elderly or Forgotten IrishProviding Access to EducationSupporting a Shared Future for Northern IrelandApplications can be made online. The closing date for applications is 28 March 2013. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

How profits drive the capitalist crisis

first_imgTalk by Deirdre Griswold, editor of Workers World]Mundo Obrero newspaper, phoned in to New York branch meeting of Workers World Party, March 12.Credit: Liza GreenThis disease is very serious, it’s now worldwide, and it will impact on everyone in one way or another. It’s being reported that testing for the coronavirus in this country has been delayed for lack of equipment, money and personnel. This means there are already probably a lot more sick people than are being reported.Comrades should pay attention to what medical experts are saying and make every effort to stay safe and look out for one another. We need to take this serious situation into account in relation to all our activities, whether in our offices or in the streets.This pandemic is going to affect hundreds of millions of workers, especially those whose jobs put them in contact with many other people. And it’s not only that they risk illness. Thousands of workers are already being laid off here in the U.S. because the epidemic is shutting down parts of the economy, beginning with West Coast dockworkers.At the same time, Wall Street continues to tank. The Federal Reserve Bank pumped $500 billion into the market earlier this week. It didn’t work. So the Fed announced just March 12 that it was pumping ONE AND A HALF TRILLION more dollars into the markets over the next two days.So what happened after that announcement? Did the market recover? No way. After a brief rise, the Dow Jones lost 10 percent of its value, the biggest drop since 1987.It’s a clear signal that the capitalist economy is ready to collapse. As for politics, Trump is playing the angry leader whose good work is being destroyed by all his bad underlings. His latest attack is on Jerome Powell, the chair of the Federal Reserve Bank.This is just the kind of political drama that ruling-class politicians resort to when the system is in crisis. Trump is also blaming the virus for pulling down the capitalist economy.Human needs, not profits!But there was a big drop in oil prices way before the virus spread here. And the demand for oil is closely linked to overall capitalist production. The steep drop in the price of oil is a symptom of declining world production. The virus is making the crash much sharper and deeper, but it’s not the cause of the crisis unfolding in the capitalist economy.For example, look at China. It had the first big outbreak of COVID-19, and that definitely hit the Chinese economy hard. But the Chinese economy is NOT in a tailspin. And China is now starting to dismantle the emergency hospitals it erected so quickly in Wuhan. The number of new cases in China today was only three, while the number of new cases in the capitalist U.S. today was 349 and rising. In capitalist Italy there were 2,651 new cases of the virus today.But the crisis in China is over, because the Chinese economy is not driven by profits the way the U.S. economy is. Profits do play a role in China because the government has allowed some capitalist activity, but profits don’t dominate. The Chinese Communist Party was able to quickly mobilize the resources needed to contain the virus, keeping people home while vital services continued. And they made sure no one starved or lost their life savings or their homes.This crisis is making it clearer than ever that the superior social system developing in the world today is socialism — even though socialism is still struggling to survive faced with the monstrous destructive military power of capitalism.What this election year shows is that socialism is already popular among the U.S. masses, but also that the Democratic Party leaders will pull out all stops to make sure that a true-blue capitalist like Biden gets their nomination.Let’s get out there with our revolutionary message. As this crisis grows, people are really going to start to listen.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Provincial reporter given one-year jail sentence over Facebook post

first_img Help by sharing this information Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions YemenMiddle East – North Africa Organisation RSF_en YemenMiddle East – North Africa February 26, 2021 Find out more Related documents Provincial reporter given one-year jail sentence over Facebook post (In Arabic)PDF – 71.15 KB United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF June 7, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Provincial reporter given one-year jail sentence over Facebook post January 6, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Yemen News News to go further Read in Arabic / بالعربيةReporters Without Borders condemns the one-year jail sentence and fine of 200,000 ryals (750 euros) that a court in the central province of Al-Bayda imposed on reporter Majed Karout in his absence on 4 June for allegedly posting “lies” about a local official on Facebook. Karout is a correspondent for the Masdar Online news website.“We are outraged by this disproportionate sentence,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Aside from the fact that the charges are completely unfounded, the judicial authorities flouted Karout’s right of defence by failing to notify him that the trial was taking place.”Karout was tried over a composite photo posted on Facebook by another person on 18 February 2011 in which Karout was tagged. It implied that the head of the Al-Bayda branch of the state communications agency, Mohamed Moussa Al-Qarfoushi, was involved in corruption. The photo was accompanied by a letter of several pages purportedly written by employees of the agency and addressed to the communication minister and other senior officials. It listed many irregularities allegedly committed by Qarfoushi, some for the purpose of self-enrichment.Qarfoushi and the branch’s financial director, Kamal Al-Najjar, filed a lawsuit two days after the photo and letter were posted. Curiously, the lawsuit named Karout, although he was not the letter’s author and was not the person who had posted the letter and photo online. The prosecutor drafted an indictment on the basis of the complaint and the Al-Bayda provincial court held an initial series of three hearing, the latest of them just over five months ago. Karout was not sent a summons to any of these hearings, in violation of his most basic defence rights, and only discovered that he was being prosecuted after noticing that he was named in a summons printed in the official newspaper, Al-Jomhuryah.He went to the court on the date named in this summons, only to learn that the hearing had been adjourned because the judge had taken a vacation.The fourth and final hearing was finally held on 4 June, after the judge had returned from his vacation. Again, Karout was not notified. In his absence, the court passed the one-year jail sentence after convicting him of “publishing, in full knowledge and with intention to harm, information mendaciously implicating Mohamed Moussa Al-Qarfoushi and Kamal Najjar on the Internet, via the Facebook website.”Karout learned yesterday that the judge had again left the region after issuing his verdict. Reached by Reporters Without Borders, Karout said he had filed an appeal but added that the appeal court’s judges have also all been absent for more than eight months.The way Karout has been prosecuted and convicted suggests that it may have been orchestrated with the aim of gagging him. His coverage of local corruption and demonstrations in Al-Bayda may have induced the local authorities to take advantage of the Facebook post to try to put a stop to his journalistic activities.Karout was insulted and threatened by Al-Bayda governor Mohamed Nasser Al-Amiry in July 2010 after writing several articles criticizing his policies and accusing him of corruption. In Yemen, harassment of journalists who cover about corruption, especially local corruption, is almost systematic. Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months News News February 11, 2021 Find out more Receive email alertslast_img read more

Finn Valley councillor says Donegal cannot be forgotten in flood protection discussions

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook By admin – January 7, 2016 Finn Valley councillor says Donegal cannot be forgotten in flood protection discussions Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic A Donegal County Councillor is insisting that Donegal should not be forgotten about in flood protection plans which are being considered by Government.A taskforce responsible is to be established with the main focus set to be on areas worst affected in and around the River Shannon.Councillor Gary Doherty says a similar agency must be established in Donegal and the North West region to make sure the devastation in the Finn Valley and other areas will not happen again……Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Homepage BannerNews Previous articleShiels confirms he will be a candidate in General Election 2016Next articleDurkan calls for executive meeting as minister meet in Tyrone to discuss NI flooding admin Google+center_img Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Google+ Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Install Smart Television Screens & Make Available Recorded Education Courses In Shelter Homes For Ladies/Children: Rajasthan High Court To State

first_imgNews UpdatesInstall Smart Television Screens & Make Available Recorded Education Courses In Shelter Homes For Ladies/Children: Rajasthan High Court To State Sparsh Upadhyay2 Feb 2021 1:21 AMShare This – xThe Rajasthan High Court last week directed the State Government to ensure that smart television screens are installed in all Balika Gruhs, Children Observation Homes & Nari Niketans and pre-recorded courses of education department can be provided so as to impart education to the ladies/children housed in these institutions. The Bench of Justice Sandeep Mehta &…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 Rajasthan High Court last week directed the State Government to ensure that smart television screens are installed in all Balika Gruhs, Children Observation Homes & Nari Niketans and pre-recorded courses of education department can be provided so as to impart education to the ladies/children housed in these institutions. The Bench of Justice Sandeep Mehta & Justice Devendra Kachhawaha directed so, while hearing a habeas corpus petition and taking into account the suggestions made by Amicus Curiae Dr. Nupur Bhati. She suggested the Court that smart television screens may be provided in each institution on which Pre-recorded courses of the Education Department can be played according to the age group of the ladies housed in the Institutions. Further, the Court noted, “The suggestion is considered to be an effective tool for providing education to the ladies without requiring physical presence of faculty members.” In response to this, the State Government informed the Court that a programme named ‘Smile’ has been developed by the Education Department, which can easily be displayed to the ladies, who are lodged in the Institutions. To this, the Court said that the execution be ensured by the next date of hearing i.e., Monday (15th March). The State Government also informed the Court that steps are already underway for establishing Open Air Gyms in the various care institutions viz. Balika Gruhs, Children Observation Homes as well as Nari Niketans all across the State of Rajasthan and full compliance shall be ensured within next two months. The Court was also informed that compliance has already been ensured regarding increase of the frequencies of the visits by the medical experts in the Institutions. With this, the Court posted the matter for receiving further progress report and hearing the matter on Monday (15th March). In related news, the Gujarat High Court had, in September 2020, observed that it is essential that vocational training be imparted to girls kept in shelter homes. The Court had issued a slew of instructions/directions related to education, healthcare and other facilities in Women Shelter/Protection Home. Further, in October 2020, considering the pathetic condition of food as also of building and other necessities of a Shelter Home in Kutchh, the Gujarat High Court had ordered the state authorities to furnish details regarding the functioning of the Women Protection Homes and the total amount of grant/funds allocated for these homes on an yearly basis. Case title – Sangeeta v. State of Rajasthan & Ors. [D.B. Habeas Corpus Petition No. 39/2019] Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

Olivia de Havilland, last living star of ‘Gone With the Wind,’ dead at 104

first_imgiStock/PeopleImagesBy: LUCHINA FISHER, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Olivia de Havilland, the last living star from the epic film Gone with the Wind and the oldest living actor to have received an Academy Award, has died.The two-time Academy Award winner died “peacefully from natural causes on July 26 at her residence in Paris, France,” her publicist, Lisa Goldberg told Good Morning America.She was 104 years old.De Havilland was best known for playing the role of Melanie “Mellie” Hamilton in the Civil War drama — a role that her younger sister Joan Fontaine had reportedly turned down and suggested go to de Havilland instead. After appearing in Gone with the Wind in her early 20s, de Havilland went on to star in dozens of movies and TV shows.She was often paired with Errol Flynn, starring opposite him in eight films, including, Captain Blood, The Charge of the Light Brigade and The Adventures of Robin Hood.De Havilland won two Oscars, for 1946’s To Each His Own and 1949’s The Heiress, making her and her sister Fontaine the only siblings to have won lead acting Academy Awards (Fontaine won for 1941’s Suspicion). The reported rivalry between the sisters, born 15 months apart, was considered something of Hollywood legend.Olivia Mary de Havilland was born July 1, 1916, in Tokyo to British parents. Her parents, Lilian Augusta, a former actress, and Walter Augustus de Havilland, an English professor and patent attorney, divorced when de Havilland was three, and she moved with her mother and sister to Los Angeles.Both sisters expressed an interest in acting but de Havilland broke into the business first after she was spotted in a community production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She later appeared in the Warner Bros. film version of the play and was signed to a seven-year contract with the studio. De Havilland famously challenged the rules of the studio system in court and won, changing the way performers were treated thereafter.She made her final appearance on camera in the 1988 TV movie, The Woman He Loved, before stepping away from the spotlight and enjoying a quiet retirement in France. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more