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Premier plays down North Sea oil charge

first_img whatsapp KCS-content whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Thursday 24 March 2011 9:26 pm Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Share Premier plays down North Sea oil charge UK OIL explorer Premier Oil talked down the effect of the government’s shock North Sea fuel profit tax yesterday, as it reported record profits of $129.8m (£80.5m). The firm has $1bn of tax allowances linked to its purchase of Oilexco, which it bought out of administration in 2009, chief executive Simon Lockett said, meaning it doesn’t have to pay UK taxes until at least 2015. “The positive side of it is that we’re still quite acquisitive and I guess that means that you’ll get assets which are going to be a bit cheaper going forward,” he added.The FTSE 250 component said it remains on target to produce 75,000 barrels of oil per day by 2012, thanks to new discoveries in its Catcher field in the North Sea. Analysts re-examined all oil firms with exposure to the North Sea yesterday. RBS cut Premier’s net asset value forecasts by two to four per cent but left profit predictions untouched. Premier shares gained four per cent yesterday to close at £19.88. last_img read more

Eterna Plc ( 2013 Annual Report

first_imgEterna Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Eterna Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Eterna Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Eterna Plc (  2013 annual report.Company ProfileEterna Plc manufactures and sells a range of lubricants and petroleum products aswell as supplies imported fuels for the retail, industrial, agricultural, automotive, marine and energy sectors in Nigeria. The Trading division bulk imports and sells premium motor fuels and automotive gas oil, dual purpose kerosene, base oils, bitumen. low pour fuel oil and crude oil. The company has a technical trading relationship with Castrol BP, leaders in global lubricant technology and specialty chemicals. Through a distributorship agreement, Eterna Plc has exclusive rights to import and market Castrol products in Nigeria and the ECOWAS sub-region. The company has a lubes blending plant with a state-of-the-art laboratory that produces Castrol products as well as a coastal tank farm in Lagos with a capacity of 34 million litres; an aviation depot at Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja; a coastal storage facility in Ikot Abasi and Akwa Ibon state and filling stations located in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. The business was established in 1991 as Eterna Oil & Gas Limited and re-registered as a public limited company in 1997. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Eterna Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Hargreaves Lansdown investors are buying AMC Entertainment stock. Should I buy too?

first_img 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. UK investors have been buying shares in US cinema operator AMC Entertainment (NYSE: AMC) recently. Last week, AMC was the fifth most purchased stock on Hargreaves Lansdown.Should I follow the crowd and buy AMC stock for my portfolio? Let’s take a look at the investment case.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…AMC Entertainment: could we see another short squeeze?I can see why AMC Entertainment stock is popular right now. For starters, AMC looks like a good reopening stock, in theory.In its first-quarter results, AMC said the majority of its 600 cinemas in the US were open. However, they were only operating at a capacity of between 15% and 60%.Meanwhile, in Europe, only about 27% of its cinemas were open at the end of the first quarter. Now that vaccines are being rolled out and social distancing measures are being relaxed, the company should be able to boost its capacity significantly.Secondly, there’s talk of another short squeeze here. This occurs when a heavily-shorted stock is in high demand from investors. The demand pushes the share price up, forcing short sellers to buy shares too to close their short positions. This pushes the share price even higher.According to HypeEquity, which analyses social-media activity on stocks and tracks what it calls ‘social sentiment analysis’, mentions of AMC stock spiked more than 800% last Tuesday morning. And roughly 8% of the comments on the stock included the word ‘squeeze.’I could lose money on AMC stockI have a few concerns about investing in AMC stock however. One is the company’s valuation. Right now, AMC has a market-cap of around $5.4bn. While that’s not huge by today’s standards (Netflix has a market-cap of $220bn), it’s about seven times the company’s market-cap at the end of 2019 – when it generated an all-time revenue high of $5.5bn for the year.This valuation just doesn’t make any sense, to my mind, when you consider that revenues are likely to remain depressed for a while.Another concern is analyst sentiment. At the moment, the average price target for AMC stock is just $4.86. That’s about 60% below the current share price. That’s a lot of risk to the downside.A third issue is that the cinema industry is facing structural challenges due to competition from streaming businesses, such as Netflix and Disney. Figures show US box office ticket sales peaked in 2002 at 1.576bn tickets and fell to 1.229bn in 2019.Finally, let’s talk about the short interest at AMC. According to data provider 2iQ Research, AMC’s is currently a high 33%. That tells us a lot of sophisticated investors are betting that the stock is going to fall.Of course, with that level of short interest, we could potentially see another short squeeze. However, I don’t think buying a high-risk stock for a potential short squeeze is a smart investment strategy.It’s worth pointing out that 2iQ’s data shows that total shares on loan actually increased from about 110m to 124m late last week, which suggests short sellers are ramping up their downside bets on the stock. This is bearish, in my view.AMC stock: my move nowWeighing everything up, the risks outweigh the rewards here, in my opinion. I think there are much better stocks I could buy today. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address Edward Sheldon owns shares in Hargreaves Lansdown. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Netflix and Walt Disney. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hargreaves Lansdown. 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. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Monday, 24th May, 2021 | More on: AMC Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Hargreaves Lansdown investors are buying AMC Entertainment stock. Should I buy too? Like this one… See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFAlast_img read more

Polish skipper launches opposition flyhalf with devastating charge

first_imgTuesday Dec 19, 2017 Polish skipper launches opposition flyhalf with devastating charge Polish number eight and skipper Piotr Zeszutek well and truly lead from the front in their recent Europe Trophy clash with Moldova. He picked up a loose ball and charged straight into the number ten channel, picking out the flyhalf – who went too high – destroying him in the process. As you can see, there was some decent hang time as the poor victim was launched backwards. He will no doubt want to attempt the tackle a little lower next time.  Poland went on to win the match 13-0. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Nautic Cleb of Aldeia do Mato / Cannatà & Fernandes

first_imgArchDaily CopyAbout this officeCannatà & FernandesOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsSports ArchitectureRecreation & TrainingResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingAldeia do MatoStructuresWoodPortugalPublished on October 14, 2013Cite: “Nautic Cleb of Aldeia do Mato / Cannatà & Fernandes” 14 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 Recreation & Training “COPY” 2004 Nautic Cleb of Aldeia do Mato / Cannatà & Fernandes photographs:  Luís Ferreira AlvesPhotographs:  Luis Ferreira AlvesCollaborators:Marta Lemos, Isabella Fera, Miguel Meirinhos, Cristina Neves, Nuno Castro, Claúdia Amorim, Rui Serrano/TagusFoundations And Structures:João Maria SobreiraWater Sewage Network:Raquel FernandesMechanical Installations:Alfredo Costa PereiraElectrict Installations:Fernando SilvaClient:Câmara Municipal De AbrantesConstructor:DST Domingos da Silva TeixeiraArchitect In Charge:Fátima Fernandes, Michele CannatàCity:Aldeia do MatoCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Luís Ferreira AlvesRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectText description provided by the architects. The prototypes designed for DST Company for the CONCRETA 2003 Exhibition, intend to provide a multiplicity of solutions regarding its purpose. The development of a modular typology that could respond to specific ends such as of temporary housing, environmental observatory, fire outpost, bar, Kiosk, “virtual square” or to a minimum element that could gather the necessary conditions to communicate through IT systems was a priority. Save this picture!© Luís Ferreira AlvesThe plan was to produce a module that could be repeated and associated almost endlessly, being at the same time functionally mutable and capable of providing urban conditions through associative forms of its base element. Being a prefabricated module capable to address the needed comfort it also provides resources to processes and energetic recovery systems of high end technology such as photovoltaic panels. The module was designed to be installed in places where no major environmental changes can take place e.g. natural parks, beaches, city squares and zones where it is not possible for various reasons to access infrastructures. Save this picture!© Luís Ferreira AlvesEach model has a 3,00 m surface with 9,00m long and a 27 square meters area. The aim of this container/ module is to rethink the way space is occupied and encourage the use of new technologies and materials that might offer greater energy management. This structure is previously assembled before arriving by truck or helicopter, to its final location. Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessBeyond the Tent: Why Refugee Camps Need Architects (Now More than Ever)ArticlesPublic School 158 Bayard Taylor Library / A*PT ARCHITECTUREArticlesProject locationAddress:2200-601 Aldeia do Mato, PortugalLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Save this picture!© Luís Ferreira Alves+ 16 Share Year:  Portugal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardcenter_img Year:  2004 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Nautic Cleb of Aldeia do Mato / Cannatà & FernandesSave this projectSaveNautic Cleb of Aldeia do Mato / Cannatà & Fernandes Photographs “COPY” Projects CopyRecreation & Training, Social Housing•Aldeia do Mato, Portugal Architects: Cannatà & Fernandes Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

Winners of Arts & Business Awards announced

first_imgWinners of Arts & Business Awards announced The national organisation Arts & Business have announced the winners of its 27th Arts & Business awards, at the Barbican centre in London.Amongst the winners were: Travelex Plc and the National Theatre for the effective use of arts sponsorship to raise a corporate profile; Scottish Power and Ballet Central for the development of a longstanding partnership between a business and the arts, and Scottish Friendly Assurance & Scottish Book Trust for a partnership/project, which demonstrates the positive power of the arts in working with children and young people. 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. Tagged with: Awards  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Howard Lake | 3 March 2005 | Newslast_img read more

Activists and refugees protest on both sides of the San Diego-Tijuana border

first_imgOn the morning of Nov. 25, the San Diego Migrant and Refugee Solidarity Coalition held an International Day of Action in Solidarity with the Caravan and Exodus from Central America with the hundreds of migrants who have already reached the border at Tijuana, Baja California. Later in the day U.S. border police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at refugees trying to cross into the U.S. The MRSC, a multiracial collective of grassroots and radical organizations, grew out of a coalition that has been protesting the Otay Mesa migrant detention center for many months. Union del Barrio offers key leadership to the coalition, which includes members of Colectivo Zapatista, Border Angels, American Indian Movement, Workers World Party, Party for Socialism and Liberation, Committee Against Police Brutality-San Diego, Palestinian Youth Movement and many other groups. Concerned that groups from outside the San Diego area have “parachuted in” with little-to-no regard for local organizers, the MRSC issued a call focused on the needs and demands of people in San Diego and Tijuana. The group’s national call contained six demands: respect the right to asylum; process the asylum claims; acknowledge the role of U.S. intervention in Central America causing this exodus; increase international solidarity, including from the U.N. and Red Cross; release migrants in detention centers; and prosecute anyone who violates the human rights of asylum seekers.Transnational solidarityAbout 500 activists gathered at Larsen Field, a local park near the U.S.-Mexico border. There a multinational group of speakers addressed the crowd. Chicanx activists expressed internationalist solidarity with Central American refugees. Members of the Palestinian Youth Movement expressed their solidarity and declared an end to all borders from Palestine to Mexico.  A moving appeal came from Mexican activists who have helped the migrants in their trek through Mexico. These leaders expressed their gratitude to the crowd for their support and dispelled myths that the people of Mexico opposed the migrants.Following the Larsen Field rally, the crowd marched three-quarters of a mile east to the U.S.-Mexico border crossing. As hundreds of protesters walked down the Camino de la Plaza, the crowd grew and traffic stopped.  Despite the solidarity march disrupting traffic headed to the Las Americas Premium Outlets, a popular destination for tourists, San Diegans and Mexican nationals, pedestrians and drivers greeted it with curiosity and support. Once the marchers reached the border crossing, speeches and chants resumed. In a volume surely loud enough to be heard across the wall in Tijuana, protestors chanted, “Let them in! Let them in!” “Hey, hey! Ho, ho! This borderwall has got to go!” and other messages of solidarity.  It became evident that the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol intended to ramp up their maneuvers even before skirmishes occurred on the Mexican side of the border. Twin CBP Blackhawk helicopters circulated above, and CBP agents patrolled Camino de la Plaza in Chevy Tahoe SUVs and even all-terrain vehicles.  The MRSC march was held in concert with an even larger action across the border in Tijuana. As many as 1,000 refugees and supporters marched there, demanding their asylum claims be respected.  Over the past month, the refugees had begun to arrive. Many of the earliest arrivals consisted of people of oppressed genders and sexualities who had faced state-sponsored repression and sexual assault in their home countries and later by Mexican authorities.  By many accounts, the Tijuana working class has been gracious in its reception of the Central American asylum seekers — just as many had earlier been for Haitian migrants to the city. However, reactionary forces have also mobilized in opposition.  Highly unpopular Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastélum, of the far-right National Action Party, has instigated local hysteria and even begun to wear a red baseball cap inscribed “Make Tijuana Great Again” — taking his cues from Trump’s bombastics.CBP fires upon asylum seekersSome have wondered whether the U.S. president’s approval of the use of force against the asylum seekers was mere hyperbole. Reports have noted that many of the troops deployed are unarmed and their numbers seemed to be decreasing. However, the CBP’s use of force this past Sunday underscores the seriousness of Trump’s words.As a group of about 500 refugees and activists began to run toward the border crossing, in hopes of gaining entry and having their cases heard, the CBP fired tear gas and rubber bullets from the United States into Mexico at the asylum seekers, including children. There are reports that a young girl was seriously injured.  In their eagerness to repress, CBP agents were witnessed speeding down Camino de la Plaza so fast that they almost broadsided a car leaving the shopping center. The Mexican Interior Ministry has said it would deport the people detained for rushing the border. The refugee conflict presents the incoming government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador with a crisis, since most of Lopez’s voters are sympathetic with the refugees, while Washington will demand that he repress them.The protests on both sides closed the border for five hours to pedestrians and autos, disrupting the regular flow of business. Las Americas Premium Outlets were also forced to shut down. While people on social media and at the border expressed concern over the delays, the general consensus was in support of the refugees, once people understood why.  Sunday, Nov. 25, signals a long struggle ahead for the migrants and their allies.last_img read more

Film in Limerick and local Education and Training Board launch partnership…

first_imgLinkedin TAGSfilmKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick and Clare Education and Training BoardLimerick Post Facebook Twitter Previous articleSamaritans Ireland appeals for donationsNext articleBallysteen and Monaleen raise €6,000+ for the UHL Meghann Scully Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live 30/01/2020Paul Patton, Head of Further Education and Training, Limerick and Clare ETB and Paul C. Ryan, Regional Film Manager, Film in Limerick. and Pic: Don MoloneyINNOVATE Limerick through Film in Limerick and Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board have announced details of a partnership that will deliver new training initiatives and events to help develop the local film sector in the Mid-West and prepare aspiring and emerging filmmakers for employment in the screen industries.Building on the success of recent initiatives including Film in Limerick’s Meet-Up series in Limerick and Ennis, and the Film in Limerick Delegation to the Berlin International Film Festival in February, this new partnership will see further training and project development initiatives rolled out over the coming year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Starting on Wednesday 15 April at 2pm, the first new event to launch is Wednesday Workshops, a 10-week programme of free online film workshops delivered by industry experts.Each week a different guest tutor will deliver an online class in their specialism and everything from sound design and editing to creative producing and documentary direction will be covered.Anyone can sign up for one, or all, of the workshops and brush up their film skills from home.The first event on April 15th will feature Lorcan Finnegan and John McDonnell, the director and producer of new Irish Sci-Fi thriller, Vivarium, starring Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg.Lorcan and John will talk about the process of developing and filming their feature, which premiered at Cannes last year and was released across major digital platforms last week.In addition to the Wednesday Workshops, the partnership is developing an International Documentary Development Lab with selected participants taking part in a year-long training programme for documentary producers and directors.A 22-week online screenwriting course, which will cater for those looking to professionalise their writing output will also be introduced later in the year.An expanded masterclass series that will bring top industry experts to Limerick to inspire and educate those working, or looking to work, in film and TV in the Mid-West is also planned.Commenting on the partnership, Regional Film Manager Paul C. Ryan said: “We are delighted to be working with Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board on this new partnership.“Over the coming year we will launch new courses and career development opportunities to train and expand our local crew base in the Mid-West.“We are especially looking forward to the Wednesday Workshops series that starts after Easter – an opportunity for anyone at any level of experience to learn from some great industry guests we have lined up.” he said.Paul Patton, Director of Further Education & Training at Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board said: “I wish to acknowledge the work by Film in Limerick over the past number of months in the development of the many initiatives to help advance the local film scene in our region.“Now more than ever, it’s vital we take an innovative approach to the delivery of training. We’re delighted to partner with Film in Limerick on this great free online workshop initiative.” he added.Further details for all the events will be posted on the Film in Limerick Facebook page at – and make sure to sign up to Film in Limerick’s mailing list to be kept in the loop about all the opportunities coming up for filmmakers in the Mid-West.Sign up online here. Advertisement WhatsApp Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads LimerickNewsFilm in Limerick and local Education and Training Board launch partnership to support local filmmakersBy Meghann Scully – April 8, 2020 167 Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Lawyers/Activists Seek Reconstitution Of Central Committee For Reforms In Criminal Laws In Accordance With Principles Of ‘Participatory Democracy’ [Read Letter]

first_imgNews UpdatesLawyers/Activists Seek Reconstitution Of Central Committee For Reforms In Criminal Laws In Accordance With Principles Of ‘Participatory Democracy’ [Read Letter] Akshita Saxena16 July 2020 6:17 AMShare This – xA letter has been addressed to Prof. (Dr.) Ranbir Singh, Chairperson of the Committee for Reforms in Criminal Laws, raising strong objections to the constitution and the processes employed by the Committee, including the “rushed timeline” proposed. The letter has been penned by a group of lawyers, activists, social workers, counsellors, academicians, psychologists, policy…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?LoginA letter has been addressed to Prof. (Dr.) Ranbir Singh, Chairperson of the Committee for Reforms in Criminal Laws, raising strong objections to the constitution and the processes employed by the Committee, including the “rushed timeline” proposed. The letter has been penned by a group of lawyers, activists, social workers, counsellors, academicians, psychologists, policy consultants and other professionals working on child rights across the country. They have expressed concerns over Lack of Diversity in the Committee inasmuch as there is no representation from various groups and sections of the society that are to be directly impacted by reforms in criminal laws of the country. “There is a stark absence of women members, members from the LGBTQ community, members belonging to religious minorities, members belonging to the SC/ST groups, and persons with disabilities, to name a few,” the letter points out. The addressees have thus called upon the Committee to be “reconstituted in accordance with the principles of participatory democracy” thereby creating an “inclusive and meaningful process towards sustainable reform of the criminal laws in India”. They also contest the Inadequate Time-frame provided to the stakeholders to respond to all questions/ issues. “We find it irresponsible that the 160 year old criminal laws of this country are proposed to be drastically altered within a period of only six months…We find it difficult to understand how it would be possible to engage with the breadth of issues in the current criminal laws that impact vast groups, in such a short period of time and that too with consideration of inputs from various stakeholders, including children,” they contest. The letter states that the questions raised vide the recent questionnaire require “evidence-based deliberations” and consideration of multiple and diverse points of view that take into account factors like larger socio-cultural frameworks, adolescent development, and the use of the criminal law to victimize the very groups it seeks to protect. Inter alia, the letter seeks: 1) View child welfare in contiguity with other indicators of immediate concern such as poverty, homelessness, displacement, bonded labor etc. “Pushing through criminal reform in legislation on the basis of opinions sought around a limited & inadequate questionnaire when basic safeguards and welfare are being attacked, shows no inclination to meaningfully making reforms to address societal issues but only in managing it,” it suggests. 2) Publish Terms of Reference of the Committee and all submissions made to it as well as Committee’s reasoned responses “The ‘Expert Consultations’ and ‘Open Consultations’ cannot be fully democratic and transparent processes unless the Terms of Reference of the Committee and all submissions (expert and non expert) made to the Committee as well as the reasoned responses of the Committee are made public on the website. The reasons behind the decision to forgo historically standard practices of law reform such as setting up of law commissions under the Union Ministry of Law and conducting national consultations in favor of the current Committee and process must also be made clear,” the group has urged. The five-member Committee was constituted by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs vide Notification 1-2-19 Judicial Cell (Part I) dated 4-5-2020, to recommend criminal reforms in India. It comprises three professors from National Law University, Delhi, including the Chairperson and the Convenor. The composition of the Committee is as follows: Prof. (Dr.) Ranbir Singh (Chairperson), Vice-Chancellor, National Law University Delhi Prof. (Dr.) G.S. Bajpai (Member & Convenor), Registrar, National Law University Delhi Prof. (Dr.) Balraj Chauhan (Member), Professor, National Law University Delhi Mr. Mahesh Jethmalani (Member), Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India Mr. G.P. Thareja (Member), Former District & Session Judge, Delhi Recently, former High Court and Supreme Court Judges, Senior Advocates, Academics and Former Bureaucrats, working with the criminal justice system across the country had also expressed concerns over the composition and transparency in functioning of the Committee. Highlighting the significance of “meaningful public engagement” with the work of the Committee, the luminaries had called upon the Committee to “demonstrate its bonafides and its commitment to a rigorous law reform exercise by ensuring full transparency regarding its constitution and its functioning.” Responding to the letter, the Committee had issued a Public Notice specifying its intention to indulge in an “open, transparent and fair” discussion on the proposed criminal reforms in India. “Since its establishment, the Committee has been inclined to be open, transparent and fair in its working. We fully respect all the opinions and suggestion made to us. The structural part of it .e.g. composition- lies with the M.H.A. but for its functional part we are completely autonomous and willing to respect the suggestions,” the Committee had clarified. Click Here To Download Letter Read Letter Next Storylast_img read more

Main evening news, sport, nuacht and obituaries Friday 27th October 2017

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Main evening news, sport, nuacht and obituaries Friday 27th October 2017 By News Highland – October 27, 2017 Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+ Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmecenter_img Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Previous articlePublic’s concern for homelessness in Donegal highlightedNext articleDonegal – ‘Media’s Favourite Place in Ireland’ News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Facebook Main evening news, sport, nuacht and obituaries Friday 27th October 2017Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitterlast_img read more