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Secure Electronic Technology Plc (NSLTEC.ng) 2016 Annual Report

first_imgSecure Electronic Technology Plc (NSLTEC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Secure Electronic Technology Plc (NSLTEC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Secure Electronic Technology Plc (NSLTEC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Secure Electronic Technology Plc (NSLTEC.ng)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileSecure Electronic Technology Plc holds the license to operate the national lottery in Nigeria. Formerly known as the National Sports Lottery, the company has an exclusive 30-year license granted by the Federal Government of Nigeria and governed by the National Lotteries Act 2005. Secure Electronic Technology Plc provides the infrastructure and technology to run the lottery and gaming products. Games managed by Secure Electronic Technology Plc includes 60F49, the newest Jackpot game; 2Sure, the game with the highest payout; 50F90, a fixed-odds game with a pre-determined payout; and Betwazobia, a dedicated 24/7 mobile and online game platform. Secure Electronic Technology Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Secure Electronic Technology Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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What the ECB decision means for the UK stock market and what I’d do now

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Rachael FitzGerald-Finch has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Rachael FitzGerald-Finch | Friday, 5th June, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE What the ECB decision means for the UK stock market and what I’d do now 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. 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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address The UK stock market is climbing. From its lowest point on 23 March, the FTSE All-Share index has gained 29% of its value. The FTSE 100 has grown 28% over the same period.In addition, the indexes received an extra boost shortly after 12:45 pm yesterday. That was the UK stock market responding to the European Central Bank (ECB) decision to leave rates steady and the emergency bond-buying stimulus in place.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…Inspired by economic optimism, investors liked what they heard. So, the UK stock market continues its bullish rise for now.Effects on the UK stock marketAt the same time, sterling weakened against both the euro and the US dollar as demand for assets denominated in euros and USD increased. For the many FTSE companies with assets, debt, and cash denominated in these two currencies, the values of these entities will rise too.Indeed, there are many companies trading on the FTSE that will benefit from a weaker sterling. Diageo, the alcoholic drinks maker, and British American Tobacco, the cigarette producer, are among them. These companies generate the majority of sales outside the UK, so they will reap the benefits when sales are translated back into sterling. Firms in resilient sectors such as healthcare or industrials may also profit.The FTSE is full of global firms. Even many mid-caps have large exposure overseas and are in a position to benefit. So, it’s not surprising investors are currently bullish about the UK stock market generally.And then…there’s the yield curve    However, two weeks ago the UK sold its first negative-yielding government bond. Low bond yields are becoming a permanent feature, so much so that cash now often earns a higher return. And as for shares, the lower the bond yield, the higher the price. Indeed, the only reason to buy a bond right now is to lock in a higher rate of return before you expect interest rates to drop again.In other words, the yield curve is predicting a recession and a bear market. It has a history of doing exactly this. Moreover, it did so before the coronavirus pandemic took hold. To reinforce this view, the ECB is likely expecting tough times too. It issued the emergency stimulus and won’t comment on negative bond yields.This may have negative implications for the UK stock market. To add to this, 10-year gilts are under 0.2%, the three-month money rate. This could imply a high risk of dropping share prices in the future.The pessimistic outlook is further backed up by the recent forced cessation of business and the related dropping return on capital. Consequently, even if firms borrow at low rates to sustain themselves through the current hard times, earnings and profitability will likely be reduced. Personally, I think there is much reason to be cautious about the future of the UK stock market right now. However, there are currently some great companies listed on the FTSE, at attractive valuations when measured analytically. And there are some top dividend payers among them to help improve total shareholder returns, even in bad times.That said, I will be holding some cash back for possible future bargains in the increasingly likely bear market to come. See all posts by Rachael FitzGerald-Finchlast_img read more

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Here’s how I’d turn a £10k JISA into £50k

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Tom Rodgers | Wednesday, 10th June, 2020 | More on: UKW See all posts by Tom Rodgers Tom Rodgers owns shares in Greencoat UK Wind. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Greencoat UK Wind. 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. Have you heard of a JISA, or Junior ISA? Possibly not. Sadly, children aren’t educated in school about this particular ISA. I wish I had been. My wife would certainly be more pleased with me. Because my portfolio would have benefited from decades more compound growth.Imagine looking back 15 years from now knowing your good decisions turned a £10,000 JISA into £50,000. That might pay for a house deposit or a university degree. So how would I do it?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…JISA SuccessYou’re doing a great thing for your children if you’re thinking of investing in a JISA. As long as you’re not gambling away your kids’ future on risky biotech stocks or the latest fad.Back before in the dotcom bubble and crash of 1999-2000, value investors like Warren Buffett were ridiculed for not owning the ‘hottest’ internet stocks.Fast forward just five years. The billionaire maestro wasn’t being mocked any more.Once-vaunted online shopping companies that were trading at crazy valuations — the likes of Pets.com and Webvan (the proto-Ocado) — had long-since collapsed. Even if you do get supremely lucky investing in lottery-ticket-style fads you’ll experience way more heartache than is strictly necessary.From £10k to £50kThe real keys to quintupling a JISA are time, and regular investing.Take a £10,000 lump sum. Leave it alone in a JISA for 15 years. I’d say a 6% return rate each year is achievable.With inflation at 2.9% (the historical yearly UK average over the past three decades), you end up with £13,158.But add £25 a week into the JISA and something rather special happens. Your £13,158 just turned into £30,199.£217 a month is the magic figure. This, at a 6% annual return, is what turns a £10,000 JISA into £50,173 over 15 years. On top of a £10,000 lump sum, it will cost you just £54.25 a week.Slow and steadyWhat any good parent would want from a JISA is steady growth from quality stocks. I’d choose dividend-paying shares and funds, which you can reinvest to increase your holdings. This produces compound growth. It is definitely worth Googling if you’re not sure what that is.I’d consider FTSE 100 shares that are so large and so well diversified it would take much more than a financial crisis or recession to make them go bust.Standard Life Aberdeen or Legal & General would be my first picks. At present they offer 7.5% dividend yields.I’d also suggest popular renewable energy funds for a good JISA, like Greencoat UK Wind (LSE:UKW). This FTSE 250 fund buys up whole or portions of wind farms in the UK, Scotland and Ireland. Then it returns the proceeds to investors via a healthy 4.8% dividend, paid quarterly.With £5bn of assets under management its parent company Greencoat Capital is one of the largest renewable fund managers in Europe.Shares in UKW consistently trade at a 16% premium to its Net Asset Value (NAV). Sometimes as much as 20% higher than the NAV. What does this mean in practice? It is so well-trusted, that investors are willing to pay more per share than the calculated value of what the fund owns.I’d put that phenomenon down to the managers, Stephen Lilley and Laurence Fumagalli, who deploy funds in a sensible and conservative manner.Reading that back it sounds rather boring. But if I’m investing for my children’s future I’m very happy with boring. Slow, steady growth is good, in my opinion. 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. 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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. Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

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Former players offer Premiership and Pro12 predictions

first_img Seen it all: Former England, Bath and Leicester Tigers back-row Lewis Moody cast an eye over the contendersBy Alan DymockBOTH THE Aviva Premiership and RaboDirect Pro12 are about to burst back in to life this Friday. Newcastle and Bath kick off the Premiership and Scarlets and Leinster kick of the Pro12.You may be more excited than a Twilight fan in a crypt, but this is a serious business. Silverware is on offer and in the case of the Premiership there is relegation to fight away from. So we asked some former players who they thought would challenge in the playoffs and who would fall away. Here are some early predictions.Aviva PremiershipLewis Moody“I don’t see a huge change in the top four sides, in terms of Leicester, Harlequins, Saracens and Northampton Saints.“Saints in particular have signed well. Yes they have lost [Soane] Tonga’uiha and [Brian] Mujati, and they have a side that has gotten to finals but not finished or that should have gotten some silverware by now. However, Alex Corbisiero comes in from the summer he has had; Dylan Hartley returns with a point to prove. Keeping him as captain may be a bit unusual, but I of all people know what happens when the red mist descends so we know he has to be squeaky clean. And then we have George North coming in full of confidence; riding high. He comes into a team demoralized after losing the Premiership final and he can help motivate them.“Quins are always going to lose international players and last season Chris Robshaw and Danny Care came back from England duty tired. So Quins will now have to look at how they rotate their team and look at guys like Luke Wallace contesting a shirt. Now, there’s no guarantee Chris will start England’s autumn campaign with Matt Kvesic having a good England tour, but he will have to play for Quins and has to be consistent. Olly Kohn is a big loss too, and Nick Kennedy is not the bulkiest and biggest replacement, but you know what he gets in the set-piece with his lineout operation.“Down at the bottom, you look at London Irish and the improvements they made at the end of last season. They made nigh on 15 changes to their starting team at the end and still finished strong. Coming through that to have consistency can only be good for guys like Marlon Yarde. I think [the fight] will be between Newcastle and Worcester.”Classy touches: Vesty adds some glamourSam Vesty“Obviously I’m talking as a Worcester Warriors coach. I don’t think I can see much past the usual top four.“Leicester and Sarries are the odds on top contenders and if you look at Northampton they could kick on. Sarries and Tigers will contend because they are traditionally strong, ambitions and lots of other reasons. They always seem to hold on to their best players, recruit well and the players want to get stronger.“Gloucester could climb, as they have a young squad coming to the right age. They’re always going to have a young, exciting, quick backline, but we will see if the players have got that understanding to win games. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 06: Morgan Stoddart of Wales tries to go past Mark Cueto of England during the Investec international friendly match between England and Wales on August 6, 2011 in Twickenham, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) “You know what, Connacht might surprise a few people too. Fionn Carr always scored tries freely for them and he is back from Leinster and the signing of Craig Clarke from Waikato Chiefs is big.“A player to look out for is Jordan Williams. He had a massive U20s tournament for Wales and he should be given a good run of games with North and Andrew Fenby away. There are opportunities in the back three and he is a good, tidy player with good feet and he will get a chance this season.” “What I will say is that my player to watch is Kyle Eastmond. He’s not exactly a dark horse anymore, but he is one of the best footballers I have ever played with. With his skills he is always attacking the line and Bath need a game plan that gets him the ball.”RaboDirect Pro12Bleeding for the cause: Graeme Morrison with GlasgowGraeme Morrison“I think Ulster luring Stephen Ferris back instead of letting him going to Japan is a big move for them and they are very tough to beat already. They led the league last year and with their Heineken Cup quarter and their losing the final last year they will have matured in their position. I think they will have realized what it takes.“With my old club Glasgow, I think they will be good again. They have a work ethic and with the signings they’ve made and guys like Chris Fusaro coming back they look like having an impressive squad. They have brought in guys with caps and people that can add as squad players. They’ve still got [Sean] Lamont and [Al] Kellock and with Chris Cusiter back they can kick on. Last year, if it wasn’t for the loss to Scarlets just as the season finished they would have really stood a chance of winning the league.“Of course Llanelli is a tough side and the Ospreys pack is full of quality. People talk about Tito Tebaldi coming in but he has never had the best pack to play behind. Sure we bullied the pack when they came to Glasgow last season, but I’ve got a feeling all of the Welsh sides will be better this season after their national team’s exploits and the Lions tour.“Then we have Leinster. They are always there or there abouts.”Glory days: Stoddart playing for Wales against EnglandMorgan Stoddart“I think Leinster, Ulster and Glasgow will be there and then the fourth spot is tight.“Those three can carry on from last year and they have made signings and have always had a strong foreign contingent who won’t be away during international time, particularly Ulster and their South Africans.“Fighting over that fourth spot could be Scarlets – but they have lost George North and others, in a bit of a blur, even if they have brought in John Barclay who will be good – and there is Munster. They may revert to type, even if they are trying to play this new style. You can’t keep them down for long.last_img read more

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Residence in Tsuruhara / Matsunami Mitsutomo

first_imgArchDaily Photographs Projects Japan Architects: Matsunami Mitsutomo Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Izumisano-shi, Japan Year:  CopyAbout this officeMatsunami MitsutomoOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasWoodHouses3D ModellingIzumisano-shiJapanPublished on June 21, 2010Cite: “Residence in Tsuruhara / Matsunami Mitsutomo” 21 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Tsuruhara住宅 / Matsunami Mitsutomo是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/65152/residence-in-tsuruhara-matsunami-mitsutomo Clipboardcenter_img “COPY” Residence in Tsuruhara / Matsunami MitsutomoSave this projectSaveResidence in Tsuruhara / Matsunami Mitsutomo 2010 Residence in Tsuruhara / Matsunami Mitsutomo ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/65152/residence-in-tsuruhara-matsunami-mitsutomo Clipboard Houses Save this picture!© Matsunami Mitsutomo+ 18 Share Photographs:  Matsunami MitsutomoText description provided by the architects. Photos:Matsunami Mitsutomo An extended family‘s house is rebuilt to the house for family of two this house is not a clean LDK classification. The centre of the house was designed as the over for people to gather , and the room arrangement was made with, this as the center in mind careful consideration was given to the way of life of a couple in their 60’s, and how they use their home. As a result, a residence of optimal form and suitable width, 1 story of 61.13m² was built. Positive accessibility. Save this picture!© Matsunami MitsutomoRecommended ProductsLouvers / ShuttersRabel Aluminium SystemsElectric Folding Shading System – Rabel 14000Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsLouvers / ShuttersLunawoodThermowood BattensEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornLiving to sit on the floor/floor with a level difference. If you get accustomed to life in a completely flat house, when, you leave the house, you may suffer injured done to unlevel suffers. With this in mind, this house has some level difference incorporated in the design. for training the body and controlling to a health life-style.Save this picture!© Matsunami MitsutomoProject gallerySee allShow lessProspect.1 Welcome Center / Eskew+Dumez+RippleArticlesArchitecture weekend fun: LEGO Sears TowerArticles Sharelast_img read more

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John Lewis introduces CAF Account option on wedding lists

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 3 April 2009 | News John Lewis introduces CAF Account option on wedding lists About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Retailer John Lewis has introduced the CAF Charity Account to its popular wedding list service. Couples can now ask guests to make a donation into their CAF Charity Account instead of buying them another toaster or towel. The couple can then use the sum to donate to their chosen charity or charities.Provided they are UK taxpayers, guests’ donations are increased by 28% through Gift Aid.Couples taking up the option can now create a CAF Charity Account at the same time as they create the gift list.Kerry McCulloch, Head of the John Lewis Gift List, said: “Recently we’ve become aware that a number of couples were setting up a ‘charity list’ for their special day as well as a traditional gift list”.www.johnlewisgiftlist.com Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation corporate legacieslast_img read more

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CHAS gifted 133-acre Scottish estate & £1m cash

first_img Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) has announced that it has been gifted the Ardoch Estate in West Dunbartonshire by the Ardoch Foundation, along with a cash gift of £1 million.The donation comes from Peter Armitage and his family, who in 2006 bought the estate and set up the Ardoch Foundation as a social enterprise, mainly to benefit children’s charities. They have now taken the decision to close the Foundation and transfer its assets – an 18-bedroom conference centre, event space, cottages and 133 acres of countryside overlooking Loch Lomond – to CHAS.CHAS offers a full family support service to babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions and currently operates two hospices, Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch.Peter Armitage explained why CHAS was the preferred charity for the Ardoch Estate:“When I first visited Ardoch in 2006 it took my breath away and lifted my spirits, it still does. I want as many people as possible to have the same experience, especially those who are at turning points in their lives. Ardoch has a canny way of putting everything in perspective, it generates hope, joy, laughter and friendships. Our neighbours, CHAS, can leverage this magic and share it much more widely than I can. Ardoch has very exciting future ahead.”The charity now wants to build on its current work while also extending its services. The initial vision for the estate is that it could provide respite holidays for the siblings of those children visiting its hospices elsewhere, as well as supporting events for CHAS families.The estate could also be used as a centre of learning for palliative care, supporting learning for families, volunteers and staff from CHAS, the NHS and many other partners, as well as retaining a commercial function to bring in income for CHAS. A plan to realise that vision is now being developed through a consultation process with children and families, health professionals, professional advisors, staff and colleagues.For the time being, it will be business as usual with Ardoch continuing to be run as it is now and honouring existing bookings while CHAS works closely with the management team, business partners and local stakeholders to understand Ardoch’s full potential by building its knowledge and understanding of the estate. Although the assets will be handed over mid-2020, CHAS will take over the operational responsibilities in 2021. The monetary contribution will help to ensure that this process happens smoothly and in a way that will support all CHAS’s services, both now and in the future.Rami Okasha, who took up the post of CEO of CHAS on 1 February, said: Advertisement Melanie May | 3 February 2020 | News 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 www.thepurplepim.com. CHAS gifted 133-acre Scottish estate & £1m cash AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Main image: Rami Okasha and Maria McGill at Ardoch. Copyright Chris Watt  www.chriswatt.com  395 total views,  2 views today “This is momentous for CHAS, the children and the families we support. We will not use Ardoch as a hospice because we have set ourselves challenging strategic goals, including reaching more people in innovative and diverse ways. We are also developing our palliative services in collaboration with others, supporting staff and volunteers and increasing fundraising activity. The gift of Ardoch gives CHAS an unparalleled opportunity to do all of this in a timescale we could never have dreamed of.”Maria McGill, who has just retired as the charity’ CEO, said:“It was a huge surprise when the initial approach came from the Armitage family, because Peter saw a perfect fit between CHAS and Ardoch. Whilst excited at the prospect, it was an unexpected development for us. We took our time to do due diligence and carefully consider this amazing gift to ensure that we could make the best use of it whilst maintaining our focus on supporting children with life-shortening conditions. We are thrilled that this been made possible through the kind generosity of Peter Armitage and his family.”  396 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Tagged with: Major gift Scotlandlast_img read more

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Detained cyber-dissident has been on hunger strike for nearly 80 days

first_imgNews Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes ChinaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information News News Organisation China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures March 12, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Newscenter_img RSF_en China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison to go further Follow the news on China Reporters Without Borders is extremely worried about the health of detained cyber-dissident and human rights lawyer Yang Maodong, who has been on hunger strike in Meizhou prison (in the province of Guangdong) for the past 11 weeks. Better known by the online pseudonym of Guo Feixiong, Yang stopped eating on 13 December.“This is the second hunger strike that Yang has undertaken in a year and this time he has not eaten for almost 80 days,” the press freedom organisation said. “Every day he is given injections that supply a quarter of his daily energy needs and he is continuing to drink liquids, but his state of health is alarming. We urge the authorities to let him be examined by a doctor at once and we reiterate our call for his release.”His wife, Zhang Qing, today told Reporters Without Borders about the “physical mistreatment, including electric shocks” to which he has been subjected since his arrest a year and a half ago and the “traces of torture, five or six scars.” She said she is now staging a 24-hour hunger strike each week in solidarity with her husband and to “denounce the state’s inhuman and legally inadmissible behaviour” towards him.The authorities are treating Yang with increased harshness and Yang was denied access to the prison when she went to visit him on 22 January. She was able to see him in the courtyard from outside the prison. As soon as he saw her, the guards surrounding him put a hood over his head. Zhang said he seemed to be “very weak” and “seriously handicapped by the poor state of his pelvis.”A writer and human rights activist, Yang, 41, was arrested for “disturbing the peace” after organising a rally in the village of Taishi on 13 September 2006. The authorities claimed that he “personally led demonstrations by villagers with the aim of overthrowing the local officials.” He was sentenced in November 2007 to five years in prison and a fine of 40,000 yuan (4,000 euros). In order to begin collecting this sum, the authorities froze the couple’s bank account on 18 December and withdrew 7,260 yuan. June 2, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific February 27, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Detained cyber-dissident has been on hunger strike for nearly 80 dayslast_img read more

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500 more waiting for hospital treatment in Limerick

first_imgTwitter WhatsApp by Bernie [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE NUMBER of people waiting for an out-patient appointment at University Hospital Limerick has gone up by more than 500 on last year’s figures, the latest hospital performance report has revealed.At the end of January this year, there were 11,619 people waiting for an outpatient appointment , two have waited more than four years, one has waited more than three years and 176 have been looking to get an appointment for more than a year, according to the HSE’s monthly report.This compares to 11,155 people who were waiting at the end of December 2013 for a consultancy-led clinic appointment.The waiting list for day case treatments and elective treatments has dropped, however, with 3,286 adults waiting for procedures on these lists this year in comparison to 3,404 last year.The number of children waiting for treatment under the two headings dropped from 235 last December 2013 to 210 this January.Nationally, the waiting list to see a specialist doubled month-on-month, after the HSE decided to outsource more than 30,000 appointment for patients on public waiting lists last year, resulting in a significant drop in the December figures.Patients were sent to the Galway Clinic and other private hospitals to reduce the number of people on the long-term waiting list.Limerick’s University Hospital was the fifth best of all Irish hospitals when it came to the waiting lists for in-patient elective treatment and day procedures.A spokesperson for the HSE said that there was a huge influx of patients into the hospitals’ Emergency Departments.“Nationally, there has been a 3 per cent increase in emergency department attendances and a 3 per cent increase in admissions.‘At times, hospitals need to reduce day services in order to accommodate the increasing demands through the Emergency Department, which leads to a reduction in elective activity”, the spokesperson explained. Previous articleLimerick Historical Society to host Opus Dei TalkNext articleJudge asked not to record conviction against Limerick sex offender Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. News500 more waiting for hospital treatment in LimerickBy Bernie English – May 9, 2014 646 Print Linkedin Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Facebookcenter_img TAGShealthMusic Limerick Advertisement Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Limerick on Covid watch listlast_img read more

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Supreme Court Weekly Round Up May 3 to May 9, 2021

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court Weekly Round Up May 3 to May 9, 2021 Nupur Thapliyal9 May 2021 7:03 AMShare This – xSupreme Court Weekly Round Up April 3 to April 9, 2021JUDGMENTS THIS WEEK1. Supreme Court Strikes Down Maratha Quota; Says No Exceptional Circumstance To Grant Reservation In Excess Of 50% Ceiling LimitCase: Dr Jaishree Laxmanrao Patil v Chief Minister [CA 3123 of 2020] Citation : LL 2021 SC 243A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court has struck down the Maratha quota in excess of 50% ceiling limit as unconstitutional. The Court unanimously…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?LoginJUDGMENTS THIS WEEK1. Supreme Court Strikes Down Maratha Quota; Says No Exceptional Circumstance To Grant Reservation In Excess Of 50% Ceiling LimitCase: Dr Jaishree Laxmanrao Patil v Chief Minister [CA 3123 of 2020] Citation : LL 2021 SC 243A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court has struck down the Maratha quota in excess of 50% ceiling limit as unconstitutional. The Court unanimously held that there were no exceptional circumstances justifying the grant of reservation to Marathas in excess of 50% ceiling limit as a Socially and Economically Backward Class.The Court has held by 3:2 majority that the 102nd Constitution Amendment has abrogated the power of states to identify “Socially and Educationally Backward Classes(SEBCs)”. The majority judgment held that after the introduction of Articles 338B and 342A to the Constitution “the final say in regard to inclusion or exclusion (or modification of lists) of SEBCs is firstly with the President, and thereafter, in case of modification or exclusion from the lists initially published, with the Parliament”.The Court also held that alteration of the content of state legislative power in an oblique and peripheral manner would not constitute a violation of the concept of federalism or basic structure of the Constitution.This pronouncement was given in the case Dr Jaishree Laxmanrao Pati v The Chief Minister and others, in which a constitution bench was considering the validity of Maratha reservation and 102nd Constitution Amendment. Read Also: States Have No Power To ‘Identify’ Socially & Educationally Backward Classes After 102nd Constitution Amendment : Supreme Court Holds By 3:2 MajorityRead Also: ‘To Change 50% Reservation Limit Is To Have A Society Which Is Not Founded On Equality But Based On Caste Rule’: SC Refuses To Revisit Indra Sawhney Judgment2. “Encroachment Of State Legislature Upon The Domain Of Parliament”: Supreme Court Strikes Down West Bengal Housing Industry Regulation ActThe bench of Justices Chandrachud and M. R. Shah this week struck down the West Bengal Housing Industry Regulation Act, 2017( WBHIRA), holding it to be unconstitutional in view of the 2017 Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA) which is the central legislation on the identical subject-matter.However, with a view to prevent any chaos in the real estate industry in the state, the Court in exercise of its powers under Article 142, clarified that all sanctions and registrations previously granted under the HIRA prior to the date of this judgment shall continue to prevailThe Court also added that the striking down of the 2017 state Act would not revive the 1993 Act which was in force in the state for the regulation of promotion of construction as the same stood impliedly repealed by the enactment of the RERA. 3. Supreme Court Upholds Constitutional Validity of the Rajasthan Schools (Regulation of Fee) Act; Reads Down Sections 4, 7 and 10Case: Indian School, Jodhpur Vs. State Of Rajasthan [CA 1724 OF 2021] Citation: LL 2021 SC 240The bench comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari upheld the constitutional validity of the Rajasthan Schools (Regulation of Fee) Act, 2016. However, in doing so, the Court read down Sections 4, 7 and 10 of the Act.”The dispensation envisaged under Section 6 of the impugned Act of 2016 is not intended to undermine the autonomy of the school Management in the matter of determination of fee structure itself. What it envisages is that the school Management may determine its own fee structure, but may finalise or give effect to the same after interacting with the SLFC”, the Court said. In the appeals filed before the Apex Court, the private unaided schools in the State of Rajasthan had assailed the validity of the Rajasthan Schools (Regulation of Fee) Act, 20163 , in particular Sections 3, 4, 6 to 11, 15 and 16 and the Rules framed thereunder titled Rajasthan Schools (Regulation of Fee) Rules, 2017 , in particular Rules 3, 4, 6 to 8 and 11 thereof being ultra vires the Constitution and abridge the fundamental right guaranteed under Article 19(1)(g) of the Constitution of India. The Rajasthan High Court had earlier upheld the vires of the Act. 4. State Regulation Of Profiteering By Schools Does Not Violate Managements’ Fundamental Rights Under Article 19(1)(g) : Supreme CourtCase: Indian School, Jodhpur Vs. State Of Rajasthan [CA 1724 OF 2021] Citation: LL 2021 SC 240A bench comprising Justice AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari held that State’s regulation of profiteering by education institutions cannot be held to be violating the managements’ fundamental right to trade and profession under Article 19(1)(g) of the Constitution.The observation came while upholding the constitutional validity of the Rajasthan Schools (Regulation of Fee) Act, 2016. As per the Act, the fees of private unaided schools must be determined by a School Level Fees Committee(SLFC), which includes a representative of the school management, five parents, three teachers and the principal. Further, the Act establishes regulatory commissions which can determine if the fee structure evolved by the schools has elements of profiteering.”Setting up of an independent final adjudicatory authority especially created for considering the question as to whether the fee structure proposed by the school Management results in profiteering or otherwise, it does not impinge upon the fundamental right of the school Management guaranteed under Article 19(1)(g) of the Constitution.” The Court held.5. Evidence Act – Proviso 6 To Section 92 Will Not Apply If The Document Is Straightforward With No Ambiguity : Supreme CourtTitle : Mangala Waman Karandikar (D) TR. LRS vs.Prakash Damodar RanadCitation : LL 2021 SC 247Bench comprising of CJI NV Ramana, Justices Surya Kant and Aniruddha Bose has held that the proviso 6 to Section 92 of the Evidence Act will not apply if a document is straightforward, without any ambiguity in meaning. Section 92 of the Evidence Act bars giving oral evidence with respect to the contents of a written document. However, proviso 6 to Section 92 allows the admission of facts external to the document which shows in what manner the language of a document is related to existing facts.The Supreme Court was considering an appeal in which the question was whether the agreement in the case should be interpreted as a license to run a business or a license to occupy the rented premises in which the business was located. 6. Orders Framing Charges Or Refusing Discharge Neither Interlocutory Nor Final; Not Affected By Bar U/Sec 397 (2) CrPC: Supreme CourtCase: Sanjay Kumar Rai Vs. State of Uttar Pradesh [CrA 472 OF 2021] Citation: LL 2021 SC 246 The bench headed by CJI NV Ramana has held that orders framing charges or refusing discharge are neither interlocutory nor final in nature and are therefore not affected by the bar of Section 397 (2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure.The Court observed thus while allowing appeal against the Allahabad High Court order which dismissed a Criminal Revision Petition against a Trial court order dismissing a discharge application. The High Court was of the view that it lacked jurisdiction under Section 397 of Cr.P.C to interfere with CJM order. It relied on Asian Resurfacing of Road Agency Pvt. Ltd. v. Central Bureau of Investigation (2018) 16 SCC 299 to hold that interference in the order framing charges or refusing to discharge is called for in rarest of rare case only to correct the patent error of jurisdiction.7. ‘Citizens Have Right To Know What Transpires In Judicial Proceedings’ : Supreme Court Upholds Media’s Freedom To Report Court HearingsTitle : Election Commission of India v MR Vijaya Bhaskar Citation : LL 2021 SC 244 In a significant judgment, the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the freedom of media to report the oral observations and discussions made by judges and lawyers during a court proceeding. A bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah held that freedom of speech and expression under Article 19(1)(a) extends to reporting judicial proceedings as well.The bench was delivering its judgment in a petition filed by the Election Commission of India seeking to restrain media from reporting oral remarks made by judges, after the Madras High Court orally said that the ECI “should probably be booked for murder” for being “singularly responsible for COVID second wave” by allowing election rallies. “The concept of an open court requires that information relating to a court proceeding must be available in the public domain. Citizens have a right to know about what transpires in the course of judicial proceedings”, the 31-page judgment authored by Justice DY Chandrachud stated. Read Also: Real Time Reporting Of Court Hearing In Social Media Not A Cause Of Apprehension; A Virtual Extension Of ‘Open Court’ : Supreme CourtIMPORTANT APEX COURT UPDATES1. Supreme Court Constitutes National Task Force To Formulate Methodology For Scientific Allocation Of Medical Oxygen To States, UTsA division bench comprising of Justice DY Chandrachud and MR Shah has constituted a 12 member National Task Force to formulate a methodology for scientific allocation of liquid medical oxygen to all the States and Union Territories in order to deal with the dearth of oxygen supply amid the second Covid wave.The Task Force which will be at liberty to draw upon the human resources of the Union Government for consultation and information and may also constitute one or more sub-groups on specialised areas or regions for assisting it, before finalising its recommendations.The Court constituted the task force after noting deficiencies in the Centre’s formula for oxygen allocation, which is based on hospital-beds in a state. The Court had earlier flagged that this formula required a re-look as it did not take into account individuals who may not have secured hospital admission, but are in need of oxygen support.Read Also: Supreme Court Directs Audit Of Medical Oxygen Supplied To States/UTs To Ensure AccountabilityRead Also: No Material Produced By Centre To Show Increasing Delhi’s Oxygen Allocation By 210 MT Will Reduce Other States’ Quota :Supreme Court2. No Arrests In Violation Of Arnesh Kumar Verdict; HPCs Should Release All Prisoners Who Were Released Earlier : SC Passes Directions To De-Congest PrisonsTaking note of the surge of the second wave of COVID pandemic, the Supreme Court bench comprising Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, Justices L Nageswara Rao and Surya Kant has passed a slew of directions to de-congest prisons.The Court held that authorities should not make arrests in violation of the guidelines laid down in the 2014 judgment in the case Arnesh Kumar vs State of Bihar, which had held that arrests should be an exception in cases where the offences are punishable with less than 7 years imprisonment.The Court also directed that the High­ Powered Committees constituted by the State Governments/Union Territories shall consider release of prisoners by adopting the guidelines (such as inter alia, SOP laid down by NALSA) followed by them last year, at the earliest. All those inmates who were granted parole, pursuant to Supreme Court’s earlier orders, should be again granted a parole for a period of 90 days in order to tide over the pandemic.Read Also: ‘Some Prisoners Might Not Be Willing To Be Released Due To Their Social Background’: Supreme Court Issues Directions To Prison Authorities For Protection Of Inmates From COVID3. No Question Of Expunging Judges’ Oral Remarks Which Are Not Part Of Judicial Record : Supreme Court In ECI CaseA division bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah has observed that there cannot arise a question of expunging oral remarks of judges, which are not part of judicial record.The bench said so while disposing a petition filed by Election Commission of India against the oral remarks made by the Madras High Court that the ECI should probably be booked for murder for allowing election rallies during the COVID pandemic.”These oral remarks are not a part of the official judicial record, and therefore, the question of expunging them does not arise. It is trite to say that a formal opinion of a judicial institution is reflected through its judgments and orders, and not its oral observations during the hearing”, the Court observed. 4. ‘High Court Correctly Examined Demand’ : Supreme Court Rejects Centre’s Challenge Against Karnataka HC Direction To Increase Daily Oxygen Quota For State As 1200 MTThe Supreme Court this week rejected the challenge made by the Central Government against the direction issued by Karnataka High Court to increase the daily quota of liquid medical oxygen for the State of Karnataka as 1200 MT.”It is a well-calibrated, well-considered judicial exercise by the High Court”, Justice Chandrachud told the Solicitor General at the very outset.Observing that the “High Court has correctly examined the demand,” the bench said that it will not interfere with the High Court’s direction. The bench said that the High Court did not pass the order in a reckless manner as it was based on the State’s projection of oxygen demand, which was a minimum of 1100 MT. The High Court had first directed the Centre to consider the State’s demand, and passed the order on the next day, after noting that the oxygen quota was not adequately increased. Meanwhile, a tragedy occurred in a COVID facilitiy in Bengaluru, where around 22 patients died due to lack of oxygen. 5. Plea Against Central Vista Project : Supreme Court Asks Delhi High Court To Consider Petitioners’ Request For Early HearingThe bench comprising Justices Vineet Saran and Dinesh Maheshwari this week permitted the petitioners challenging the construction activities of the Central Vista project amid the COVID19 second wave to make a request before the Delhi High Court for an early listing of the case.”We hope and trust that the High Court shall consider the request of early hearing and pass an order”, the bench said.Calling it “relentless, unmindful and reckless act” of the Union of India and Central Public Works Department, the plea states that such an act of carrying on the Project posing threat to the lives of the citizens of Delhi has “the potential of being a super spreader and is in clear breach and violation of the Orders passed by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority.”6. Supreme Court Juvenile Justice Committee Takes Stock Of Child Care And Protection During COVID 19 Second WaveSupreme Court’s Juvenile Justice Committee, in coordination with UNICEF held a review meeting this week to take stock of actions taken by various states on child care, protection and wellbeing of the children during the second wave of the COVID-19.According to the press release dated 8th May issued by Supreme Court’s Public Relations Office, the meeting was held with the Chairpersons and Members of Juvenile Justice Committees of various High Courts, and attended by the Joint Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD), Govt. of India and officials of Departments of Women and Child Development/Social Welfare Departments, Health Department from various states and union territories.Justice Bhat, Chair of the Supreme Court Juvenile Justice Committee emphasised the need to step up the measures to ensure better care, protection, and well-being of the children during the second wave of COVID-19.7. Supreme Court Stays Kerala High Court Judgment That Allowed Live-In Couple To Reclaim Their Surrendered Biological ChildThe bench comprising of Justices Vineet Saran and Dinesh Maheshwari stayed the operation of a Kerala High Court judgment that restored the custody of a surrendered child to his biological parents, a couple in a live-in relationship.The Court stayed the landmark ruling following an appeal preferred by a couple to whom the child had been surrendered.The couple in their plea asserts that the custody of the child was given over to the biological parents without duly giving them notice. They aver that despite having complied with all the procedures attendant to adopting a child, the Child Welfare Committee was taking steps to restore the rights of the biological child in favour of the biological parents.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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