RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) 2013 abridged results.Company ProfileRDC Properties Limited is a property management, development and rental company in Botswana. It also has interests in Madagascar through a Mauritian-based subsidiary. The company develops and manages commercial, industrial and residential developments which are based in prime locations in major towns and cities of Botswana. RDC Properties Limited offers long-term value to its shareholders through construction income, rental income, hospitality income, capital appreciation and the sale of premium properties. Landmark properties in its portfolio include Masa Centre, Standard Chartered House, Chobe Marina Lodge and Isalo Rock Lodge. RDC Properties is investigating investment opportunities to expand its footprint in South Africa, Mozambique and Namibia.
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Christian Cullen’s Test career was comparatively short-lived. But the All Black left a lasting impression as one of the greatest players to pull on the full-back jersey TAGS: The Greatest Players Poetry in motion: Christian Cullen, aka the Paekakariki Express, glides round a French defender (Getty) Major teams: Manawatu, Wellington, Hurricanes, MunsterCountry: New ZealandTest span: 1996-2002Test caps: 58 (56 starts)Test points: 236 (46T, 3C)Rugby’s Greatest: Christian CullenLike a lightning bolt, Christian Cullen flashed dramatically into the rugby firmament and then disappeared, his Test career ending when he was only 26. It was time enough to imprint himself on the game as possibly the best attacking full-back in history. Only Doug Howlett (49) has scored more Test tries than Cullen (46) for the All Blacks.His career is all the more celebrated because of his origins. Growing up in Paekakariki, a seaside town 25 miles north of Wellington, he attended Kapiti College, which had no great rugby tradition. Cullen was a big fish in a small pond, making his first XV debut at 15 and becoming a goal-kicking centre.In 1996, at the age of 20, he burst into the nation’s consciousness with his stunning Man of the Tournament showing at the Hong Kong Sevens. He set records for the most tries (18) and points (136), coach Gordon Tietjens calling it the greatest sevens performance he had seen.Red arrow: heading up the touchline for Munster during a 2004 Heineken Cup tie v Wasps (Inpho)Cullen’s career exploded. On his Test debut against Samoa, he was cut in half by a Brian Lima tackle but bounced up to score a hat-trick. In his next game, against Scotland, he beat seven defenders for the first of his four tries. “Lomu is the devil we know,” said Scotland captain Rob Wainwright, “Cullen is the one we’re learning about.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Cullen’s gliding running style, with no pumping of the arms and no obvious exertion, was one of the great sights in the game. Although he could step off both feet, he frequently beat players by deception, and his timing into the line was exceptional.Initially prone to tucking the ball under one arm – a fault coach John Hart addressed by getting Cullen to carry a ball round the hotel – the man dubbed the ‘Paekakariki Express’ became a try-scoring machine. Ten of his final try haul came against the Springboks.By the time he faced France in Marseilles in 2000, he had become one of the elite few to play 50 consecutive Tests, after Willie John McBride, Gareth Edwards, Sean Fitzpatrick and Joe Roff. That run included a few caps at wing and, during RWC 1999, at centre when Hart juggled his rich outside-back resources. Sadly for Cullen, he fell out of favour with new All Blacks coach John Mitchell and he upped sticks to Munster. His career fizzled out in 2007 after a succession of injuries.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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Top Stories’Hate Speech And Disinformation On Facebook A Global Concern’ : Dhavan Defends Delhi Assembly Summons To FB Vice President Nupur Thapliyal11 Feb 2021 8:43 AMShare This – xConcluding the submissions on behalf of Committee on Peace and Harmony of Delhi Assembly in the Supreme Court today, Senior Advocate Rajeev Dhavan submitted that dissemination of hate speech and disinformation being spread on Facebook is a global concern.The statement came while Dr. Dhavan was arguing on the aspect of numerous complaints received by the Committee which required…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?LoginConcluding the submissions on behalf of Committee on Peace and Harmony of Delhi Assembly in the Supreme Court today, Senior Advocate Rajeev Dhavan submitted that dissemination of hate speech and disinformation being spread on Facebook is a global concern.The statement came while Dr. Dhavan was arguing on the aspect of numerous complaints received by the Committee which required “urgent consideration” including oral evidences of witnesses suggesting that Facebook is a platform wherein hate speech and communal hatred was being spread. A Supreme Court bench comprising Justice S.K. Kaul, Justice Hrishikesh Roy and Justice Dinesh Maheshwari was hearing the challenge made by Facebook India Vice President Ajit Mohan to the summons issued by the Delhi Assembly panel to enquire into the role of social media behind Delhi riots.A similar submission was made by Dr. Dhavan yesterday wherein he argued that a total of 2210 complaints from social media were received by the Committee. Backing up his submission, Dr. Dhavan relied on the 2019 report of the House of Commons’s “Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics”. “House of Commons assembled a large Parliament consisting of various countries. In this summary report, 9 Parliaments got together to express concern about disinformation. This is a global concern, your lordships.”In the later part of the proceeding, Justice Kaul, while responding to the House of Common’s report remarked “Social Media Platforms have wide ramifications. The report of 2019 you showed to us is also very germane to a problem persisting on an international plane.” Dr. Dhavan’s submissions before the Apex Court today focussed on two other essential aspects. First, he stressed upon the argument that the Committee derives its independent power from the power of enquiries which requires a wider interpretation and Second, the concept of cooperative federalism forms an integral part of constitutional principles. Arguing on the importance of enquiries, Dr. Dhavan submitted: “Harmonious construction is within entries and across entries. The subject of enquiries is found in List 1 Entry 94 and List 2 Entry 45. My legislative power comes from enquiry. But these enquiries need to be given a wider interpretation as a source of power.” However, at this juncture, Justice Kaul clarified to Dr. Dhavan that the interpretation of these enquiries have to be subject matters qua subject entries and enquiries cannot deal with police, public order or land issues which are otherwise excluded from the executive power of GNCTD. Furthermore, Dr. Dhavan went ahead to argue that the issue of peace and harmony has a wider interpretation, carrying a duty across the board which flows from the directive principles of state policy. “The core function of the Committee is that they do continuous contact with people. And how they do that? Through committees. Otherwise parliament will become dictatorship.” Dr. Dhavan submitted at the outset. Dr. Dhavan also argued that the Government of NCT of Delhi was a “creation of constituent power” which makes it at par with other State Assemblies. “Let us not think of it as an inferior Assembly. It is created by power. There is of course the GNCTD Act. Similar provisions exist under this Act. The Legislative Assembly is identical. The removal is there, LG’s power to address is there. All this is pari materia to a State Assembly.” Dr. Dhavan submitted.Concluding his submissions, Dr. Dhavan touched upon the issue of cooperative federalism which was aggressively denied by Mr. Salve in the earlier proceedings. “Cooperative federalism is not a power but a part of constitutional principles. No wide is claim is made in this case. The only reason of mentioning cooperative federalism was that suppose there is something not within the domain of list 3, then we recommend something to you. It’s a routine recommendatory power. And this clearly ends my submissions.” Dhavan concluded. The matter will now be heard on 17th February 2021. SGI, Tushar Mehta followed by Mr. Salve and Mr. Arvind Datar will be putting forward their counter arguments followed by which the hearing shall be concluded. 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News Updates’Assembly Elections Were Held In States’ : Karnataka High Court Refuses To Stay Local Body Elections Amid COVID19 Mustafa Plumber23 April 2021 3:10 AMShare This – x The Karnataka High Court on Friday rejected two intervention applications filed by State Convener of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) (Karnataka) Purthvi Chintapalli seeking to stay elections which are scheduled to be held on April 27, for various municipalities. The intervener claimed that the situation in Karnataka is grim and pandemic has caused a serious public health crisis. As on date there are more than 1.4 lakh active cases of covid-19. Taking note of the step hike in covid-19 cases, night curfew and weekend curfew has been declared. Further, it is said that public health infrastructure in the state and especially in the districts where the elections are being held are not in a position to handle a further increase in case that may occur on account of these elections. The State Election Commission informed the court that on March 29, they had issued a calendar of events. “Only polling is remaining, that is on Tuesday”, the ECI counsel said. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Suraj Govindraj in its order said “Firstly, we must note here that the intervener wants drastic relief of stay of election of several municipalities. We fail to understand under what law such relief can be claimed by the intervener. After March 2020, in a number of states, legislative assembly elections have been held even in the state of Karnataka elections have been held.” It added “State Election Commission counsel states what remains to be done is only polling at these bodies. It is for the election commission to decide whether extraordinary situations is created to postpone the elections. SEC is bound to ensure all covid norms are followed during polling. Thus no relief can be granted.” During the hearing the bench questioned the applicant by saying “This is a frivolous attempt to ensure that constitutional mandate is not complied with. Applicant belongs to Aam Aadmi Party seeking stay of elections, such a person cannot be termed as pro-bono litigant.” The bench also asked the applicant why he had come at the 11th hour seeking stay of conducting elections. It said “If you claim to be a public spirited person, where were you when elections to local bodies were not held.” It added “We don’t have an understanding of the political implication of holding or not holding elections, but the state had conducted SSLC exams during the lockdown.” Following which it rejected the applications. TagsKarnataka High Court COVID19 Second Wave #Local Body Election Chief Justice AS Oka Justice Suraj Govindaraj Next Story