African Sun Limited 2013 Circular

first_imgAfrican Sun Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2013 circular For more information about African Sun Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Sun Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Sun Limited (  2013 circular Company ProfileAfrican Sun Limited is a hospitality management company that is involved in the running of hotels, resorts, casinos and timeshare operations in Zimbabwe and South Africa. It operates through four divisions; Hotels Under Management, Hotels Under Franchise, Owner-managed Hotels and the Victoria Falls Hotel Partnership. Established in 1968 as Zimbabwe Sun Limited, the company has grown in stature to include Legacy Hospitality Management Services Limited which manages five hotels, and the InterContinental Hotels Group. Prestigious hotel brands in African Sun Limited’s expansive portfolio include The Victoria Falls Hotel, Holiday Inn, Great Zimbabwe Hotel and The Caribbea Bay Resort. African Sun Limited is a constituent of the Zimbabwe Industrial Index. African Sun Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The Lloyds share price has doubled since September. Can it keep going?

first_img 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. For shareholders of Lloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY), 2021 has been a much better year than 2020. The Lloyds share price has been climbing steadily since late January. In my view, there could be more to come.The Lloyds share price is on a rollThe Lloyds share price ended 2020 at 36.44p, having ridden a roller-coaster last year. By 29 January, it had declined to its 2021 closing low of 33p. That left it down almost a tenth (9.4%) since New Year’s Eve. The very next day, I said that I could see LLOY hitting 50p in 2021/22. Since then, Lloyds shares have been rising steadily — and almost in a straight line.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…On Friday, the Lloyds share price closed at 48.25p, just 1.75p below the 50p target I expected it to reach. That’s a gain of 15.25p — almost half (+46.2%) — since I said that “the Lloyds share price offers a positive skew of reward versus risk”. But, given the success of the UK’s vaccination programme, I think it might go higher.LLOY has nearly doubled from its 2020 lowOf course, 2020 was a horror show for the Lloyds share price and shareholders in the Black Horse bank. At the end of 2019, LLOY closed at 62.5p. However, as the pandemic exploded worldwide, the stock went into meltdown. At their 2020 low, the shares closed at 23.98p on 21 September. Ouch.On 24 September, with the Lloyds share price languishing at 24.58p, I said that “I still believe that this FTSE 100 survivor is cheap as chips, so I would happily buy and hold its shares today.” Since then, this FTSE 100 stock has almost doubled (+96.3%). Furthermore, Lloyds’ market value was just £17.4bn back then, prompting me to say that “I’d happily pay this sum…to buy Lloyds outright.” Today, this Big Five bank is valued at £34.2bn, so my prediction was spot on. Cliffdarcy has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. 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. What could drive LLOY higher in 2021/22?As one of the UK’s leading lenders, Lloyds has endured a tough 15 months. But, thanks to Covid-19 vaccines, the UK economy is expected to rebound from this summer. However, with the shares at the top of their 52-week range, what could drive LLOY higher still?I see four potentially positive drivers for the Lloyds share price. First, as a highly pro-cyclical stock, a multi-year economic boom would be great news for it (and the UK). Second, if bad debts and loan losses remain low, then the bank may release more of its huge 2020 loan-loss reserves. Third, if inflation (rising consumer prices) starts to pick up, this might mean higher interest rates. And higher rates could mean a higher NIM (net interest margin) for Lloyds. Fourth, Lloyds will pay a modest cash dividend of 0.57p a share on 25 May. But when the bank’s profits and cash flows eventually recover, this dividend could multiply.Of course, my optimistic outlook for the Lloyds share price relies on one key factor: a sustained post-Covid recovery. But if vaccination programmes are less effective than hoped, or more new Covid-19 variants emerge, then this would be a bitter blow for humankind. In this scenario, the outcome might be more infections, higher unemployment, lower consumer spending and falling corporate profits. This outcome would undoubtedly be bad news for UK share prices, especially bank stocks. Still, and on balance, I’d be happy to back Lloyds at current price levels! The Motley Fool UK’s Top Income Stock… 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. The Lloyds share price has doubled since September. Can it keep going? We think that when a company’s CEO owns 12.1% of its stock, that’s usually a very good sign.But with this opportunity it could get even better.Still only 55 years old, he sees the chance for a new “Uber-style” technology.And this is not a tiny tech startup full of empty promises.This extraordinary company is already one of the largest in its industry.Last year, revenues hit a whopping £1.132 billion.The board recently announced a 10% dividend hike.And it has been a superb Motley Fool income pick for 9 years running!But even so, we believe there could still be huge upside ahead.Clearly, this company’s founder and CEO agrees. Image: Lloyds Banking Group Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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Le duo Lent Madness* braque l’attention sur les histoires inspirantes…

first_img Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Légende de la photo : Le révérend Scott Gunn, à gauche, et le révérend Tim Schenck posent avec une image grand format du gagnant du Golden Halo 2015 : Saint François d’Assise. Photo : Lent Madness[Episcopal News Service] Le révérend Tim Schenck, recteur d’une église épiscopale du Massachusetts, a créé Lent Madness en 2010 sur son blogue. Deux ans plus tard, il s’est associé à Forward Movement et s’est adjoint un « co-conspirateur », le révérend Scott Gunn, directeur exécutif de Forward Movement. Depuis lors, Lent Madness est devenu si populaire parmi les chrétiens de toutes confessions que le site Web du tournoi attire habituellement environ 100 000 personnes pour une compétition entre trente deux saints.Chaque jour, les supporteurs sont invités à voter pour l’un des deux saints proposés après s’être renseignés sur les saints en lisant leur biographie soigneusement préparée par Lent Madness. Jusqu’à 10 000 personnes votent chaque jour, déclare Scott Gunn, et les joueurs peuvent inscrire leurs résultats sur une fiche officielle intitulée Saintly Scorecard .Tim Schenck et Scott Gunn n’approuvent pas les jeux d’argent mais les églises et autres organisations sont invitées à se servir des « bracket pools** » comme outils de collecte de fonds à but caritatif.« Qui ne veut pas dire à tout le monde dans sa paroisse qu’il a gagné Lent Madness ? » conclut Tim Schenck.Tim Schenck et Scott Gunn ont parlé à Episcopal News Service par téléphone le 22 mars, à l’approche de la finale de Lent Madness pour remporter le Golden Halo de cette année, le 12 avril, le mercredi avant Pâques.Article complet en anglais.* NDT : Lent Madness [La folie du Carême] se réfère à « March Madness », les très fameux paris sportifs sur les championnats de basket qui ont lieu chaque année en mars aux États-Unis.** NDT : Les Bracket pools sont les grilles présentant toutes les équipes du championnat où les participants prédisent et parient sur les résultats de chaque match. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Le duo Lent Madness* braque l’attention sur les histoires inspirantes des saints Featured Events Lent Rector Washington, DC de David PaulsenPosted Mar 31, 2017 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Knoxville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Albany, NY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Tags Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Jobs & Calls 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Job Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis last_img read more

Atlantic boosts Fund for older people

first_img Tagged with: Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A small grants programme for older people in Northern Ireland has been enhanced by a contribution from Atlantic Pilanthropies. The Turkington Fund, previously administered by the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action, will now be run by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland. The Turkington Fund was established in recognition and celebration of the contribution of older people to society. It offers funding for locally based community projects that are run by, and for, older people.Grants will generally range between £200 – £3000 maximum. The Fund will allocate some £60,000 each year in a range of small grants. While not exclusive, the Fund welcomes applications that address: Advertisement 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. Atlantic boosts Fund for older peoplecenter_img –The promotion of interaction between older people and other sections of the community— Activities to address shared concerns amongst groups of older people— Activities that focus on the positive contribution of older people within the community— Projects that enhance the active participation of older people in decision-making and policy influence— Encouragement of older people to engage with a range of social, educational, health and cultural activitiesPriority will be given to those applications that show a clear involvement of older people in the design and delivery of a project. The project does not need to be new or particularly innovative in nature, but its programme must be realistic and clearly thought through. An emphasis will be placed on locally-based self-help groups that are working in disadvantaged areas.For further information and an application for the Turkington Fund you can go to their website or contact:Sharon KillenCommunity Foundation for Northern IrelandCommunity House6a City Link Business ParkBelfastBT12 4HQTel: +44 (0) 28 90 245927Fax: +44 (0) 28 90 249438Email: [email protected]  27 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 1 October 2007 | Newslast_img read more

UK Fundraising adds Facebook advertising course to its training courses

first_imgOther coursesUK Fundraising’s Howard Lake is also running courses for other providers. In addition to presenting on personal brand for fundraisers at next week’s Tony Elischer Foundation Summer seminars next week, his next courses are:12 July (6-8pm): Using social media for impact, for Money4Youth’s Innovation Hub’s #FunFriday, central London, £202 August: How to win supporters and funds online, for the Institute of Fundraising’s Academy, central London, £220 for IoF individual members. (This course is also running on 25 November).  143 total views,  1 views today The latest addition to UK Fundraising’s range of training courses for fundraisers addresses the opportunities for finding and attracting potential supporters using Facebook advertising.The new half-day course, How to create and use Facebook ads for donor acquisition, takes place this month for the first time in central London. It offers an introduction to the type of advert content that works best, and how to ensure it reaches appropriate Facebook uses. It goes beyond simply ‘boosting’ a Facebook post, offering a clearer understanding of how to use Facebook’s tools for targeting and testing adverts that work.The course covers how to start small, and test and learn what works for your charity, with a view to investing more to increase the income and number of supporters.Like many of UK Fundraising’s courses, the new course is presented by an external expert and practitioner. Chris Dellaca is a director at RAISETHRU, which helps charities “get breakthrough fundraising results with Facebook”. At Unicef UK for four years he was responsible for social media strategy including paid and organic activity. He put a strong focus on training and internal consultancy to provide expertise at all levels of the organisation.How to create and use Facebook ads for donor acquisition takes place on Monday 15th July from 1.30pm in central London and is kindly hosted by Blackbaud/JustGiving. Tickets cost £120 (including VAT). Howard Lake | 5 July 2019 | News Tagged with: Facebook personal brand Training Other UK Fundraising coursesOther courses currently available are:17 July (pm): An Introduction to Gift Aid, presented by Barry Gower of GAIN; at Blackbaud/JustGiving, central London26 July (pm): Graphic Traffic: how to create and use fundraising images and video on social media, presented by Howard Lake; at TwentyTwenty, Leicester Advertisementcenter_img  144 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 SEE ALSO: I didn’t know you did that @howardlake (24 June 2019) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 UK Fundraising adds Facebook advertising course to its training courses 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.last_img read more

Two French journalists held for past five days in Indonesian province of Papua

first_img News August 11, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two French journalists held for past five days in Indonesian province of Papua On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Police say they are suspected of promoting instability in the region Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders deplores the detention of French journalists Thomas Dandois and Valentine Bourrat in the Indonesian province of Papua (on the island of New Guinea) since 6 August and calls on the local authorities to release them at once.Employed by Memento, a production company, they were doing a report on the Indonesian half of New Guinea for the Franco-German TV channel Arte. Officially, they are being held for violating immigration regulations but the police say they are suspected of promoting instability. Dandois’ fixer and interpreter was also arrested.Reporters Without Borders regards their continuing detention as illegal.They were covering the living conditions of the local population and separatist demands. According to the information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, they were arrested in the town of Wamena and were interrogated by the police for 36 hours.After taking their passports, the police then allowed them to spend the night in a hotel in Wamena. But, on 8 August, the police transferred them to the provincial capital of Jayapura, where they have been held ever since. “That Dandois and Bourrat were doing a report on Papua is beyond all question,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire. “These two reporters are known for their integrity and honesty. Holding them for such a long time must be regarded as a violation of media freedom. We urge the authorities to release them without delay.”The Indonesia authorities have drastically restricted access by foreign journalists to the western half of New Guinea since 1969 because of the existence of significant state violence against civilians, ongoing civil resistance, and the existence of a separatist movement which they have tried to suppress using a great deal of force.President-elect Jokowi Widodo, who is to be sworn in on 20 October, promised during his campaign to open up Western New Guinea to journalists. The July presidential election has been portrayed as the outcome of the country’s democratization.An experienced reporter who has worked in Somalia, Burma, Kosovo, Darfur and the Gaza Strip, Dandois was arrested in Niger in 2007 while making a documentary about the Tuareg rebellion. The Festival International du Grand Reportage d’Actualité (FIGRA) awarded him the prize for the best report of less than 40 minutes in 2012. A freelance photographer and camera operator, Bourrat is the daughter of the well-known TF1 reporter Patrick Bourrat, who was killed while reporting in Kuwait in 2002.Indonesia is ranked 132nd out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Follow the news on Indonesia Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years August 21, 2020 Find out more IndonesiaAsia – Pacific News to go further News Melanesia: Facebook algorithms censor article about press freedom in West Papua RSF_en News IndonesiaAsia – Pacific August 12, 2020 Find out more November 19, 2020 Find out more Organisation last_img read more

Grab Treats Not Tricks on Halloween Day

first_imgPasadena Eats, The Dining Blog Grab Treats Not Tricks on Halloween Day By ANGELA MORGAN Published on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | 4:47 pm Melt It!’s menu reads like a great novel for cheese lovers. They have a Tabasco Melt if you are feeling a little saucy. Yes, it does look as good as it sounds. If you are feeling fancy order the Brie Sandwich, it is brie with a fig compote all on a French baguette. On Halloween Day Melt It! is the place to be. They are offering deep fried Halloween Oreos to any guest who orders a sandwich combo and comes in decked out in their Halloween costume. “So it’s just something that we like to have fun with or our restaurant, Tim Tabakian, the owner of Melt It!, said. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Click to enlarge Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Celebrity Body Parts Insured For Ridiculous AmountsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEase Up! Snake Massages Are Real And Do Wonders!HerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Community News Melt It! is located at 105 N. Hill Street #103, Pasadena. Call (626) 793-7002 or visit for more information. There is even a “Happy Monkey” grilled cheese kid’s meal for the little ones. Sandwich Combos are about $10.00 and when you add in the free fried Halloween Oreo you have a spooky good lunch deal. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy But the deep fried oreo isn’t the only sweet thing on their menu. “Our most famous desserts is a deep fried peanut butter and jelly sandwich,” said Tabakian. That sure isn’t your mama’s peanut butter and jelly sandwich but it’s bound to put a smile on your face. Top of the News Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Final Bloody Sunday march to be held today

first_img Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Google+ Pinterest Facebook Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme News WhatsApp Google+ Facebook By News Highland – January 30, 2011 LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterestcenter_img Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Final Bloody Sunday march to be held today Twitter 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Twitter Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The final anniversary march marking the Bloody Sunday killings is to take place in Derry this afternoon.13 people died after British soldiers opened fire on a civil rights march 39 years ago today.A fourteenth man died later.Organisers say the annual commemoration won’t be held again as it’s no longer necessary after the Saville Report exonerated the dead and wounded.None of the soldiers involved have been charged in connection with the killings.17-year-old Michael Kelly was one of the victims.His brother, John, says their late mother died heartbroken and her dying wish was that justice would be done.[podcast][/podcast] Previous articleSenator Cecilia Keaveney will not seek nomination for General ElectionNext articleGAA – McKenna Cup Wins For Derry & Tyrone News Highland last_img read more

Women’s Day Special: Remembering-The lady of the Law- Mithan Tata Lam

first_imgColumnsWomen’s Day Special: Remembering-The lady of the Law- Mithan Tata Lam Dr Charu Mathur8 March 2021 5:35 AMShare This – xThere are few life stories as invigorating as that of Mithan Tata. Mithan Tata has the distinction of smashing the thickest of all professional ceiling- she has the distinction of being the first women, allowed to practice law before the Bombay High Court. In a sense, she was fortunate that The Legal Practitioners (Women) Act 1923 was passed in April, 1923 which allowed woman to…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?LoginThere are few life stories as invigorating as that of Mithan Tata. Mithan Tata has the distinction of smashing the thickest of all professional ceiling- she has the distinction of being the first women, allowed to practice law before the Bombay High Court. In a sense, she was fortunate that The Legal Practitioners (Women) Act 1923 was passed in April, 1923 which allowed woman to practice law. Bombay bar room was radiated with her presence in November 1923. She was not only the first practicing women Barrister before the Bombay High Court but also the first women from Lincoln’s Inn to be called to the Bar. Incidentally, she was called on bar on 26th January, 1923. The life trajectory of Mithan Tata is unusable to say the least. She was born in 1898 to a progressive liberal father- Ardeshir Tata- a textile Mill manager based near Nagpur and Hirabai Tata, a theosophist. Mithan Tata’s mother herself was a trailblazer-encouraged by her husband she studied further and was active in for social causes and Civil Rights. In 1911, while holidaying in Kashmir, Hirabai and her daughter Mithan Tata had a chance encounter with Princess Sophia Duleep Singh. Princess Sophia Duleep Singh was a daughter of Maharaja Duleep Singh, the last Maharaja of Sikh empire. Maharaja Duleep Singh, aged 10 years was forced to sign Treaty of Lahore and had to abdicate his throne and beloved Kohinoor. He was exiled to England. There he met Princees Sophia’s mother Bamba Muller- a German merchant banker. During 1911 visit of Princess Sophia Duleep Singh to India, mother and daughter had a chance meeting with Princess Sophia and were intrigued by small yellow green badge saying:”Votes for women”. Princess Sophia Duleep Singh was prominent suffragette in the UK. This, chance meeting ignited mother and daughter to demand voting rights for women in India. This demand was faced by contradictions- whether there should be full freedom from British first or the women should be right to vote. In 1918, the Montagu–Chelmsford reforms were introduced. The Lord Southborough headed the franchise committee was tasked with developing the electoral regulations under the Montagu–Chelmsford Reforms. In these reforms there was no recommendation for Indian women’s enfranchisement. Large number of Petitions were filed for electoral reforms. The Lord Southborough in his 1919 report noted that educated women may be given right to vote but overall women were not ready for the vote. The report further noted that conservative sectors of society do not support women enfranchisement. This report was met by protest. So, when Lord Southborough sent his report to the Joint Select Committee (of the House of Lords and Commons) the Bombay Committee on Women’s Suffrage sent Hirabai Tata and her daughter Mithan Tata to give evidence. Sarojini Naidu and Annie Besant were sent from WIA(Women’s India Association). Young Mithan Tata did the groundwork and research and her mother present it further. Unfortunatley, only Naidu and Beasant were heard in person. Interestingly, Corneila Sorabjee gave confidential memorandum. She said that 10% of women are well read and are progressive while 90% are not. According to her these 90% left out women cannot be trusted and it will not be advisable to give them right to vote. Montagu-Chelmsford committee took opposition by conservative society for women’s right to vote almost as same as stirring “religious feeling”. The mother and daughter stayed in London and enrolled at London School for Economics. While in England, they fought for giving women right to vote. The nationalist leaders also opposed women’s right. Mithan Tata travelled to Paris and met Madam Bhikaji Cama who told her to work for India’s freedom and Independence . She assured when India is free, women will not only get right to vote but other rights as well. Even Gandhiji in Young India suggested that he do not support “votes for women” at this stage. He said first goal is to get freedom from British. Undeterred, the pro franchise women continued there struggle. In winters of 1923, Mithan Tata MA, Bsc, Barrister-at-Law joined the chambers of legendary Bhulabhai Desai at Bombay High Court. Now, she was a rare entity in the Bombay Bar. The only women in the completely male dominated bar. As understandable, there was a stiff resistance to give her work. Ironically, one of the earliest matter came to her was also because of her gender! A client had a water tight case and there was no chance of losing it. But he wanted to add “insult” of losing it to a women lawyer and so Mithan Tata- the only female Lawyer was engaged. Eventually, independent briefs started flowing to Mithan Tata. In 1925, Lady Meherbai Tata established the National Council of Women in India and Mithan Tata led the legislative committee and which worked to improve the status of women. As a sign of first victory, Bengal Presidency in 1925 passed the bill for Women’s suffrage and the Punjab approved the same in 1926. Not only this, owning to tremendous industry of Mithan Tata the British Parliament allowed the Government of India to amend the electoral rules granting women the right to become legislative members. Immediately, Madras granted the right for women to contest elections for the Provincial Legislative Council. Mithan Tata, was not only first arguing lawyer before the Bombay High Court but became the first women professor of Law in India. She was a Professor of law in Government Law College. When India became independent 1947 she became 1st Sheriff of Bombay in independent India. Mithan Tata served on various bodies of United Nations as well as for rehabilitation of Refugees of Partition. She contributed in drafting of Parsi and Hindu personal laws. Barrister Mithan Tata was married to Solicitor Jamshed Lam.Views are personalAuthor is a Lawyer practicing at Supreme Court of IndiaSubscribe 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

Man due in court over attempted hijacking

first_img Man due in court over attempted hijacking DL Debate – 24/05/21 Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleStorm Hannah: Weather warning in effect for Donegal from tonightNext articleNorthern Secretary visits Derry today News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Homepage BannerNews Google+ WhatsApp A 49 year old man is due in Derry Magistrates Court this morning, charged with attempted hijacking, attempted robbery and a number of motoring charges.The charges are in connection with an incident in the Ballymagroarty area of Derry/Londonderry during the early hours of yesterday morning.At around 12.50am, police received a report of a man entering the driver’s seat of a car whilst a female and two children were present.The woman and children were unharmed. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growscenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp By News Highland – April 26, 2019 Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest Facebook Twitter Facebook Google+last_img read more