As the metal hits an all-time high, I’d consider these copper shares

first_imgAs the metal hits an all-time high, I’d consider these copper shares 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. Image source: Getty Images. The price of copper hit an all-time high on Friday. After an uncertain demand outlook last year, the resurgent global economy is expected to unleash pent up demand. Despite the high copper price, I think the metal could yet go higher. That could help propel copper shares further.Here I explain why I’d consider buying copper shares of one well-known producer for my portfolio.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…Record pricesThe copper price for July delivery moved up last week. It beat the former record price, which had stood for a decade.There are several reasons driving this in my view. One is an expected increase in demand as industrial output rises after the pandemic. For example, copper is a key component in electricity transmission.Another factor is a possible future supply constraint. The world’s biggest producer, Chile, is considering a progressive tax on copper sales. That would push up the tax rate. Analysts expect such a move could reduce investment in Chile. Even if the proposal doesn’t make it into law, it suggests a tougher approach to taxing copper producers.Despite its strong performance over the past year, some mining executives continue to see more price increases ahead for copper. Constrained supply and increased demand could continue to push the price up.I’d consider buying these copper shares nowTo attempt to benefit from possible future price increases, I would consider buying shares in Antofagasta (LSE: ANTO).This well-established mining company is best known for copper. Most of its copper mining activity is in Chile. Given the proposed copper sales tax there, that might seem like an odd place to seek to ride any price boom.So, why do I still see value in Antofagasta?Antofagasta entrenched in ChileCopper is a key export for Chile. The metal accounts for around half of the South American country’s exports. It shipped $33bn of copper overseas last year alone. So I expect the country will try to figure out how it can increase its tax take while continuing to attract investment in mining.Antofagasta has decades of experience in Chile. It understands the regulatory and political risks there as well as anyone, in my view. So I expect that it will be able to navigate the political environment skilfully.Nonetheless, these copper shares face risks. Mines are not mobile and Antofagasta is heavily reliant on Chile. So there is a risk that future mining volumes and profit margins could fall.Benefits of scaleAntofagasta’s concentration in four key mines in Chile offers benefits of scale. Its experience and established customer relationships allow it to mine and sell copper cost effectively. The company has recorded operating profits of over $1bn in each of the last four years.The shares currently yield 2%. I see these copper shares as a way I could get exposure to the copper market more broadly.But there are risks. Geographic concentration is one – as is the reliance on copper as the core profit driver. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address christopherruane 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.center_img Christopher Ruane | Monday, 10th May, 2021 | More on: ANTO See all posts by Christopher Ruane Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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.last_img read more

Exeter Chiefs eye another French scalp

first_img“As soon as we came back we set new targets, to carry on growing as a force both at home and in Europe, we must keep improving.“Our main strength is our team spirit – we have no big names and everyone works for everyone else. We are a very close group of players, we know each other well and enjoy fighting for each other.” “It will be a major challenge for us as they will be out to make a big impact to take back into the Top 14. It is going to be very exciting – I think they will come with the spirit to win the game – and they always have very good flankers and No 8 while at half back Mickael Forest controls the game so well.“There have been some extremely exciting times for the Chiefs this season – perhaps no more so than when we went to Bourgoin in Round 2 as there was such big expectation on what we could do.“Winning there was a great achievement. We do have some players who have taken part in the Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup with previous clubs but for those for whom Europe is a new experience it has been huge.“And perhaps that is particularly true about playing against French teams, with players experiencing different styles of play and the like.“Traditionally French clubs are very strong at home while maybe a little less strong away from home so when you play them on their home ground you know you are in for a great fight – and often a very long Saturday – as they simply hate to lose at home.“So when we won in Bourgoin it really was something special – especially as it was on our first trip to France – but we also accept it was only a short term achievement and we have to build on that result. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Exeter’s Josh Matavesi makes a break against MontpellierExeter Chiefs will be banking on some inside knowledge when they bid to keep their Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-final qualification hopes burning brightly in their Round 5 clash with Bourgoin at Sandy Park on Saturday night.French-born utility back Nic Sestaret is the player who can give the tournament newcomers the low down on their visitors – and not just the Round 5 contest coming up as they then travel to Montpellier for what could be the Pool 3 decider.Montpellier head the group on 13 points with the Chiefs snapping at their heels on 11 points thanks to wins over Bourgoin and Newcastle Falcons plus banking what could prove to be invaluable losing bonus points against both Montpellier and at Newcastle Falcons.And the Chiefs have made fans across Europe sit up and take notice of the new boys in no uncertain manner – thanks to the Amlin Challenge Cup.“All rugby people in France now know about Exeter because of the Amlin Challenge Cup – it has been just massive putting the club on the European rugby map,” said Sestaret, who started out with the Toulouse Academy and went on to play for Toulouse, Pau, Dax and Plymouth Albion before settling down at Exeter where he is in his third season.“There is now an awareness of a club from Devon going into the top flight in England and into Europe and that has been brilliant for the players.“Now we have a must win game on Saturday – no-one is mentioning or even thinking about Montpellier in Round 6 yet because we still have to face Bourgoin and they will come with some anger at both their position in Top 14 and the deduction of five points last week.“Our only focus is to try and win the game and hopefully do that in front of a big crowd as it will certainly be a great forward battle.last_img read more

Allen Residence / Skiles Architect

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Year:  United States “COPY” Allen Residence / Skiles ArchitectSave this projectSaveAllen Residence / Skiles Architect Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2011center_img Allen Residence / Skiles Architect Area:  1358 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Fayetteville, United States Save this picture!Courtesy of Albert Skiles+ 22 Share Text description provided by the architects. Fayetteville is located in the Arkansas Ozarks and is home to the University of Arkansas, including the Fay Jones School of Architecture. One of the home owners is a Professor and Director of Graduate Studies for Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences, and used the home design and building process as an example in her Environmental Communications course. Save this picture!Courtesy of Albert SkilesRecommended ProductsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagPanels for Suspended CeilingsWood Boards / HPL PanelsEGGEREurodekor OSB CombilineLoungersB&B ItaliaChaise Longue – GioThe Allen residence is a two bedroom residence with carport and workshop on a small infill lot that incorporates environmentally aware construction methods, materials and passive solar design. Described as “Sustainable Modern” by its owners, this residence is characterized by two simple shed roofs at opposite slopes, separated by a narrow breezeway. The resulting wing like form stands dramatically on a narrow lot among quiet ranch homes in Fayetteville’s Historic District.Save this picture!PlanThe owners asked for a design that was to be energy efficient and built with methods and materials that considered environmental impact. The home’s long south facing façade with a ribbon clerestory provides passive solar heating and three foot overhang minimizes summer heat gain. The minimal exterior palette of fiber cement board, galvalume and cedar slates has durability and potential for reuse.  Save this picture!Courtesy of Albert SkilesThe project earned an Energy Star 5+ certification. Other features include geothermal heat pump with radiant concrete floors, SIP roof panels and a generous screen porch to block the west sun. The cathedral ceilings, with exposed laminated beams and pine decking continue to the exterior porches to blur the line between inside and outside. The narrow footprint allows for natural light to permeate and enliven the interior. Save this picture!Courtesy of Albert SkilesText provided by Skiles Architect.Save this picture!Courtesy of Albert SkilesProject gallerySee allShow lessKunshan Huaqiao Forum and Hotel Proposal / Ojanen_Chiou ArchitectsArticlesPeripheries 2011 – 9th International Conference of the Architectural Humanities Rese…Articles Share Architects: Skiles Architect Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeSkiles ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesFayettevilleHousesUnited StatesPublished on September 29, 2011Cite: “Allen Residence / Skiles Architect” 29 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalVentilated / Double Skin FacadeSTAC BONDAssembly Systems – GluedLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemPodsTrimoModular Space SolutionsHanging LampsAxolightPendant Lights – HoopsStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryCabinetsburgbadWall Cabinet – Sys30AcousticUnika VaevAcoustics – Ecoustic® Foliar TileMore 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 streamlast_img read more

Hanok 3.0 / Hyunjoon Yoo Architects

first_img “COPY” Electrical Engineer: Photographs:  Park Young-chae Doowon Hanok 3.0 / Hyunjoon Yoo Architects South Korea Barun Doowon CopyHouses•Daejeon, South Korea ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Park Young-Chae+ 21 Share Photographs Year:  “COPY”center_img CopyAbout this officeHyunjoon Yoo ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDaejeonSouth KoreaPublished on July 17, 2016Cite: “Hanok 3.0 / Hyunjoon Yoo Architects” 17 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialPlastics / FibersRodecaTranslucent Building Elements in Downton Primary SchoolSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – LonglightBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – One-offAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsBoardsStructureCraftStructural Panel – Dowel Laminated TimberThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelDoorsJansenSmoke Control Door – Economy 60Louvers / ShuttersShade FactorExternal Venetian BlindsMore products »Save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 Hanok 3.0 / Hyunjoon Yoo ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHanok 3.0 / Hyunjoon Yoo Architects Structural Engineer: Mechanical Engineer: ArchDaily Area:  303 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Projects Construction:Kim Dae YeonClient:Kim SeYeong, Choi MoonJinBuilding Area:162.46 sqmSite Area:303.9 sqmGross Floor Area:316.75 sqmDesign Team:Heo Jinsung, Kim Jihyun, Kim Namsu, Hyunjoon YooCity:DaejeonCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Park Young-ChaeRecommended ProductsLouvers / ShuttersRabel Aluminium SystemsElectric Folding Shading System – Rabel 14000WoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeText description provided by the architects. Single Floor Hanok  :  Hanok 1.0The first generation Hanok is a low density housing type built on a single floor. The whole house is made up of multiple buildings: the main building, a second bedroom building, and the guest bedroom building. A Hanok has two distinct void spaces: first, the yard opened to the sky is a passageway inviting nature and daecheong, the second void is a well ventilated space, which has character of both interior and exterior space. This kind of Hanok was recreated in an urban style by the house sellers in the 20th century. This is the first floor type Hanok 1.0Save this picture!© Park Young-ChaeThree-bay Apartment  :  Hanok 2.0Ever since the period of rapid urbanization, many Korean households chose to move to apartments. The universal three bay apartments are known as Hanok 2.0. A roof was placed on the top of the existing Hanok plan, creating a new space called the ‘living room’. The only difference is that the outdoor yard is turned into an interior living room, and kept a similar composition to the old Hanok. The daecheong is replaced by a dining space. Three bay apartments are a successful transformation of the Hanok, suited to the high-rise structure.Save this picture!© Park Young-ChaeSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Park Young-Chae3 Types of Daecheong  :  Hanok 3.0Recently, many households are leaving apartments for detached houses. However, the single floor Hanok cannot withhold the density required for the contemporary life. The house was designed to maintain both high density space of two or more floor levels and also have a daecheong-like space, which can be a transition space between interior and the exterior. This house adopted ‘three types of void space’ in between the living room, master bedroom, guest bedroom, parent’s room, and the children’s room. This is the Hanok 3.0 version, which has adopted a multi-floor type, an open type, and a variable type.Save this picture!© Park Young-ChaeProject gallerySee allShow lessVilla Sunnano / Murman ArkitekterSelected ProjectsTraditional Indian Architecture Meets Contemporary Office Space in This Naturally-Li…Architecture News Share Architects: Hyunjoon Yoo Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2015last_img read more

105 Collective Housing La Jaguère / Guinée et Potin Architects

first_imgArchDaily Area:  6900 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Apartments 105 Collective Housing La Jaguère / Guinée et Potin Architects Design Team:Hervé Potin, Anne-Flore Guinée, Mattie Le Voyer, Julie VelillaClients:Ataraxia, MFLA/GHT, Atlantique HabitationsEngineering:IBA, TUALConsultants:NaonecCity:RezéCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Stéphane ChalmeauRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsFastmount®Heavy Duty Panel Fastener at ‘Sandboxes’ HouseWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEASkylightsLAMILUXFlat Roof Exit Comfort DuoText description provided by the architects. The challenges, both urban, architectural and landscaped, of block 5 of the Jaguère eco-neighborhood are major; it is a question of contributing to the writing of the identity of a new district of Rezé, rich in a geographical location and strategic landscape.Save this picture!© Stéphane ChalmeauBlock 5 is a transitional space, both in its geography, the topography of the place and in its role in the landscape. Its location in the rural countryside and the new urbanized areas offers it a major role in the integration of the urban project into the wider landscape.Save this picture!ConceptSave this picture!Site PlanIt is a hamlet parcel through which one passes from the urban to the large landscape by the notions of neighborhood life, private gardens, pedestrian paths, common spaces. As an extension of the work of fine integration of constructions in the topography, vehicle access in the block will be limited to reinforce the concept of “undercover park” and accompany the walker towards the large landscape. The surroundings of the buildings become spaces for crossing, meeting between locals and visitors.Save this picture!© Stéphane ChalmeauThe establishment of the 6 constructions with specific characteristics (thickness, parking management, orientation, relationship to the surrounding building, treatment of the immediate surroundings …) and an ambitious objective in terms of density, our bias was as follows; respect the principles of alignment and continuity built in the ground floor, while offering a rhythmic sequence of varied templates, from second floor on the Park side to third floor + penthouse on the Place de la Jaguère side.Save this picture!© Stéphane ChalmeauThis subtle variation of sizes is accompanied by a volumetric composition alternating linear volumes with more compact volumes, so as to “hybridize” the programs without there being an immediate perception between, free accession, affordable, or social housing.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!ElevationThe porosity proposed by these rhythmic sequences of templates and alternating volumes, are intended on the Place de la Jaguère, to mark the crossings of the islet, from East to West. This porosity is a continuation of the urban planner’s plan where the islets are arranged in a “comb” from West to East. From north to south, generous breaks between the constructions offer visual sequences and an alternative pedestrian and bicycle walk.Save this picture!© Stéphane ChalmeauTwo materiality surround the buildings. To the west, two buildings, in direct contact with the park, have a wooden frame clad in Douglas natural wood cladding; 4 buildings, to the south and east, more urban, are covered with pearly white paint. They play with light, returning subtle shades depending on the orientation; the attics of these latter buildings, ‘houses on the roof’ are also built in wooden frame clad with Douglas cladding.Save this picture!AxonometricThe buildings are wrapped in continuous balconies, with white lacquered metal railings. They undulate slightly and are punctuated by private exterior storage units punctuating the façades and creating a chromatic vibration.Save this picture!© Stéphane ChalmeauThe buildings are punctuated in the attic by winter gardens, and on the ground floor by the facade of the activity room or by a generous hall / lounge on the Place. The winter gardens are of the “greenhouses” type, composed of glass elements and light frameworks, echoing the surrounding market garden landscape.Save this picture!© Stéphane ChalmeauThis treatment of the facades thus offers an alternation of materials and provides a chromatic palette and textures, generating a coherent variety of material from public space and the surrounding walking paths.Save this picture!© Stéphane ChalmeauProject gallerySee allShow lessCuartel del Mar Restaurant / More&CoSelected ProjectsEagle County Regional Airport Concourse Replacement / GenslerSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:La Jaguère, 44400 Rezé, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 105 Collective Housing La Jaguère / Guinée et Potin ArchitectsSave this projectSave105 Collective Housing La Jaguère / Guinée et Potin ArchitectsSave this picture!© Stéphane Chalmeau+ 30Curated by Paula Pintos Share France Photographs 2019 Architects: Guinée et Potin Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardcenter_img Projects CopyAbout this officeGuinée et Potin ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsLandscapeRezéOn FacebookFrancePublished on August 05, 2020Cite: “105 Collective Housing La Jaguère / Guinée et Potin Architects” 05 Aug 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?105拉杰奎尔社区,延续的木质阳台 / Guinée et Potin Architects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 Manufacturers: AutoDesk, K-Line France, Piveteau bois “COPY” Phytolab Landscape: Photographs:  Stéphane Chalmeau Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  CopyApartments, Landscape•Rezé, France “COPY”last_img read more

The Business of Special Events: Fundraising Strategies for Changing Times

first_img 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 October 2007 | News  11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Business of Special Events: Fundraising Strategies for Changing Timeslast_img read more

EU body to provide funding information sessions in NI and Scotland

first_imgEU body to provide funding information sessions in NI and Scotland 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. The Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) in Ireland is holding a series of pre-application development workshops ahead of the launch of the new Peace and Interreg Programmes in late spring 2015.SEUPB says the events have been designed to support potential beneficiaries applying for funding before the programmes are launched. They will not provide information on specific funding calls but provide generic application information relevant to both PEACE and INTERREG 2014-2020.The workshops are split into two different sessions over the course of one day. The first session will provide:· A brief overview of the new Programmes (PEACE and INTERREG) for 2014-2020· An outline of the application and assessment process· Project Development GuidanceThe afternoon session will be for those responsible for developing the project and/or involved in completing the application form. This session will provide information on:· Approaches to budgeting and new budgeting structure· Eligible costs and simplified cost options· Funding considerations including match-funding and financial capacityIt will be relevant to those responsible for developing the project budget and/or managing project finance.The current list of events is:· Thursday 26th February, Tara Centre, Omagh· Tuesday 3rd March, Crest Centre, Enniskillen· Thursday 5th March, NW Science Park, Derry/Londonderry· Tuesday 10th March, Castlesaunderson Scout Centre, Belturbet· Thursday 12th March, Four Season’s Hotel, Carlingford· Thursday 19th March, Skainos Centre, Belfast· Tuesday 24th March, Corrymeela, Ballycastle· Thursday 26th March, Jury’s Inn, Glasgow (this event will be streamed live)SEUPB says more dates will be added. People can register on the website. The programme will have an approximate value of €269 million up to 2020.Photo: European map and flags by Koya979 on Tagged with: European Union Funding Northern Ireland Scotland Howard Lake | 21 February 2015 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Man admits intimidating witness in case against his brothers

first_imgFacebook Email Previous articleThe immersive dance theatric of LingerNext articleA Limerick love story written up in lights Staff Reporter Linkedin Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Print Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A MAN who was extradited from Bulgaria is to be sentenced next March for threatening a witness in the trial of two of his brothers.Vincent Collopy (36) with addresses at Sunny Beach, Bulgaria and St Ita’s Street, St Mary’s Park, appeared before Limerick Circuit Court this week on a charge of threatening, menacing or intimidating Willie Moran on June 9, 2010 at Island Road, Limerick with the intention of causing the course of justice to be obstructed, perverted or interfered with.The father-of-three was also charged with threatening to kill the then 51-year-old Limerick man on the same date.Willie Moran was a witness in the trial of Kieran and Damian Collopy, both of St Ita’s Street, St Mary’s Park, Limerick, who were jailed for five years in 2011 for threatening to kill or cause serious harm to him on April 14, 2010.They alleged that Mr Moran owed up to €5,000 for horses to their late brother Philip, who accidentally shot himself in the head in March 2009.Vincent Collopy was arrested in Bulgaria on foot of a European arrest warrant issued by the High Court in November 2011.At Limerick Circuit Court on Tuesday, he pleaded guilty to threatening Mr Moran and Prosecution Counsel John O’Sullivan said a ‘nolle prosequi’ would be entered in the threat to kill charge at the sentencing hearing.Two weeks after the incident with Willie Moran on Island Road, Vincent Collopy moved to Manchester where he was living for a time before moving to Bulgaria.The State’s case was based on CCTV footage obtained from the area which corroborated Willie Moran’s evidence.Mr Moran had been under 24-hour Garda protection, with security arrangements on monthly review by a committee chaired by Chief Superintendent Dave Sheahan of Henry Street Garda station.Vincent Collopy was remanded on his own bond of €5,000, one-third of which was lodged in court, and an independent surety of €9,000, one-third of which was also lodged.As part of the bail conditions, he was ordered to live at his home address, sign on daily at Henry Street Garda station, not to have any contact with Willie Moran and to surrender all his travel documents.Last July, he was refused permission to leave the country and have his passport returned for the purpose of travelling to Morocco with his parents and brothers for a week-long holiday. It was submitted that Mr Collopy’s father was in ill-health and the family wished to travel together.During Tuesday’s hearing, Judge O’Donnell was told by defence counsel Michael Bowman SC that Vincent Collopy had “significant life changes” given the amount of time that had passed since the offence.His older brother Brian Collopy was convicted and ultimately sentenced to six years in prison after appeal, for a similar offence.However Mr Bowman argued that there were “certain factors during the trial that were unique to Brian Collopy”.He added that his client’s father had since passed away and sought that a probation report be submitted to the court.Judge O’Donnell adjourned sentencing until March 15 and remanded Vincent Collopy on continuing bail. NewsMan admits intimidating witness in case against his brothersBy Staff Reporter – January 24, 2016 1879 Advertisementlast_img read more

High Courts Weekly Roundup [April 5, 2021 – April 11, 2021]

first_imgNews UpdatesHigh Courts Weekly Roundup [April 5, 2021 – April 11, 2021] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK11 April 2021 6:54 AMShare This – xAllahabad High Court 1. Allahabad High Court Lays Down Procedure & Standard Of Evidence For Enquiry Into Criminal Antecedents Of A Candidate During Selection Process [Sanny Kumar v. State of UP & Ors.] A Single Bench of Justice Ajay Bhanot laid down the procedure to be adopted by the competent authority for inquiring into the criminal antecedents of a candidate for the…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?LoginAllahabad High Court 1. Allahabad High Court Lays Down Procedure & Standard Of Evidence For Enquiry Into Criminal Antecedents Of A Candidate During Selection Process [Sanny Kumar v. State of UP & Ors.] A Single Bench of Justice Ajay Bhanot laid down the procedure to be adopted by the competent authority for inquiring into the criminal antecedents of a candidate for the purpose of selection. It elucidated the type of materials that may be considered by such authority, the standard of proof, and other aggravating/ mitigating factors for the purpose. The Bench also made it clear that such inquiry is different from a trial/civil proceeding before a Court of law and hence, competent authority is not always bound by the findings of the court, nor is it invariably constrained by the opinion of the investigation officer. The order came on a writ petition filed by one Sanny Kumar, aggrieved by an order passed by the Superintendent of Police, Jalaun, cancelling his selection as Constable in the UP Police, in the backdrop of several criminal cases pending against him. Access full report to read procedure 2. Cases Where Anticipatory Bail Can Be Granted Even After Submission Of Charge Sheet: Allahabad High Court Issues Guidelines A single judge bench comprising of Justice Siddharth observed that non grant of anticipatory bail to an accused only on the ground that charge-sheet has been submitted by the Investigating Officer or cognizance has been taken by the Court against him under sec. 204 of Cr.P.C. without considering the prima facie veracity of the same, will “not be in the larger interest of justice.” It propounded various “appropriate cases” where anticipatory bail can or cannot be granted to an accused apprehending arrest even after submission of the chargesheet or cognizance being taken by the Court. Access full report to read appropriate cases 3. ‘Right To Free Speech Not A License To Injure Religious Feelings”: Allahabad HC Denies Pre-Arrest Bail To PFI Member Accused Of Spreading Propaganda Against Ayodhya Ram Temple [Md. Nadeem v. State of UP] A Single Bench of Justice Chandra Dhari Singh denied the anticipatory bail plea of a man accused of trying to promote enmity between two religious communities by spreading propaganda about the foundation laying ceremony of the Ram Temple at Ayodhya. “The fundamental right to freedom of speech and expression in a secular State is not an absolute license to injure and hurt the religious feelings and faiths and beliefs of fellow citizens,” it observed. On noting that a prima facie case is made out against the accused, Md. Nadeem, the Bench observed, “A person who takes the risk of dissemination of blasphemous messages is not entitled to get the discretion of the Court exercised in his favour.” 4. Allahabad High Court Refuses To Postpone UP Panchayat Elections Due To Covid Surge A Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Saurabh Shyam Shamshery refused to postpone the Uttar Pradesh Panchayat Election, scheduled to be held from 15th April, 2021, in light of the recent surge in Covid-19 cases. It said that adequate health protocol has been notified to be followed at the election booths. Thus, there is no need to stall the electoral process. The Bench further referred to the directions passed by the High Court in In-Re Inhuman Condition At Quarantine Centres case, for the State Government to follow during the entire process of elections. Other developments: [Covid-19] Allahabad High Court Asks UP Govt To Consider Administering Vaccines To All Citizens Including Those Below 45 Yrs Of Age Bombay High Court 1. “Victim’s Trauma Doesn’t End With Rape” – Bombay High Court Recommends Amendment To Give Victim’s 164 Statement The Status Of Examination-In-Chief [Imran Shabbir Gauri v. State of Maharashtra] A division bench of Justices Prasanna B Varale and Shriram M Modak urged the State and Central Governments, to bring amendments under relevant laws and give statements recorded before a magistrate under section 164 of the CrPC, the status of examination-in-chief. It observed that the trauma of a victim does not end with the incident and real life issues may compel a victim to “forgo all the trauma which she had undergone and to take U turn,” at the time of trial. 2. POCSO- “Right Of Minor Victims To Participate In The Judicial Process”- Bombay High Court Issues Guidelines A Bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni issued guidelines for the effective implementation of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) and to ensure the right of a child victim to participate in the in the Judicial process is protected. Among other instructions, the Bench directed the Special Juvenile Police Unit (SJPU) to give the court reasons in writing if the victim’s family, guardian or legal counsel could not be put to notice regarding the court’s proceedings. 3. What About Bed-Ridden People? Bombay High Seeks Response On PIL For Door-To-Door COVID-19 Vaccination Of Senior Citizens A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni urged the Union and Maharashtra Government to consider – if its vaccination mechanisms can be more user friendly for senior citizens and the differently-abled while directing them to respond to a PIL seeking door-to-door vaccination for persons above 75 years. It further agreed to consider the problems faced by those without Aadhar Cards. An Aadhar card is mandatory to get oneself vaccinated or tested for the novel coronavirus. Also Read: “This Sends Out A Wrong Message” – Bombay High Court On Home Vaccination Facility Of Political Leader In Maharashtra 4. Bombay High Court Restrains Kamal R Khan from Making Defamatory Statements Against Producer Vashu Bhagnani A single bench of Justice AK Menon restrained ‘film critique’ Kamal K Khan from making defamatory statements or videos on social media platforms against Bollywood producer Vashu Bhagnani till a final order was passed on the latter’s Rs. 1 crore defamation suit. The order was passed on a suit filed by Bhagnani, against a series of tweets and a video by Khan, making numerous allegations against the producer and his family. The producer and director stated he has worked on several critically acclaimed films since 1995 and built his reputation “brick-by-brick”. He alleged that Khan was running a “well-orchestrated smear campaign” against him, accusing him of hawala transactions and making distasteful comments about his family members. 5. Malegaon Blasts: Purohit Produces Additional Documents To Claim He Was Discharging Official Functions Thirteen years after Lt. Colonel Prasad Purohit was arrested in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, involving right-wing extremists, the officer relied on fresh documents allegedly from the Army before the Bombay High Court to substantiate a decade old claim that his acts were in discharge of his official duty. Purohit’s claim is that he attended conspiracy meetings before the 2008 Malegaon blast while “discharging his duties” as an army intelligence officer and therefore sanction under Section 197 CrPC is needed to prosecute him. A division bench of Justices SS Shinde and Manish Pitale was hearing Purohit’s challenging the trial court’s decision to take cognisance of the charge sheet filed against him in the absence of a sanction from the central government u/s 197(2) of the CrPC. Other developments: “Indeed, Commendable”: Bombay High Court Lauds Special Judge, Police Station, Lawyers For Completing POCSO Trial Within A Year”This Is Forum Shopping, Parties Not Entitled To Hop From Judge To Judge”: Bombay HC Judge Justice GS Patel Rejects Plea For His RecusalPolice Authorities Are Expected To Be Quite Sensitive In Matters Where Freedom Of Speech And Expression Are At Stake: Bombay High CourtNon-Deliberate Insult to Religion Without Intention to Hurt Religious Feelings Not An Offence U/S 295A IPC: Bombay High Court Calcutta High Court 1. Victim Is Not A Necessary Party To A Criminal Appeal From Conviction For Offences Against Women Or Child Under POCSO Or Other Statutes: Calcutta HC [Ganesh Das v. State] A Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan and Justice Aniruddha Roy held that in case of appeal from conviction in an offence committed against a child or a woman, the victim is not a necessary party to the appeal. It held that victims of sexual offences falling either under IPC or POCSO Act would be entitled to have their cause defended in appeals arising from judgements of conviction. However, it is the duty of the State and the Public Prosecutor to comprehensively deal with all aspects of such a criminal appeal against conviction and protect the interest of the victim, even without the impleadment of the victim in the array of parties. This approach, the Court said, shall synchronize the opportunity to contest the appeal with victim’s right to privacy and protection of identity. This approach, the Court said, shall synchronize the opportunity to contest the appeal with victim’s right to privacy and protection of identity. Chhattisgarh High Court 1. Participation In Political Campaign By Members Of Child Welfare Committee Not Misuse Of Power Under JJ Act: Chhattisgarh High Court [Madhu Pandey v. State of Chhattisgarh & Ors.] A Single Bench of Justice Goutam Bhaduri held that merely because a person, who is a member of a Child Welfare Committee, participates in an election campaign in favour of a candidate, does not mean that such person has indulged in “misuse of power” conferred under by the Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children) Act, 2015. Delhi High Court 1. “Cannot Be An Unending Thing”: Delhi High Court Directs For Alternate Remedies To Family Of A Man Incorrectly Buried In Saudi Arabia A Single Bench of Justice Prathiba Singh directed the Ministry of External Affairs to expedite and suggest alternate legal remedies for the process of exhumation and transport of the remains of one Sanjeev Kumar, an Indian migrant who was allegedly incorrectly buried as per Muslim rites in Saudi Arabia upon his death there in January this year. Noting that despite the directions passed in this regard earlier by the Court to request the Deputy Chief of Mission to obtain timelines for the process, the MEA had failed to procure any, the court said, “It can’t be an unending thing.” 2. Win For YouTube Channel TVF: Delhi High Court Refuses Interim Relief To MX Player For Exclusive Rights On 3 TVF Shows [MX Media & Entertainment Pte. Ltd v. M/S. Contagious Online Media Networks Pvt. Ltd.] A single judge bench of Justice C Hari Shankar rejected digital media platform MX Player’s (MXP) prayer to restrain TVF from “selling, licensing, exploiting or assigning rights” against the shows developed by TVF titled ‘Immature Season 2’, ‘Aspirants Season 1’ (UPSC Season 1) and ‘Flames Season 3’, to any other market player. MX Player claimed exclusive rights on the 3 shows allegedly under an agreement signed in March 2020, in pursuance of which it said it had paid TVF’s parent company, Contagious Online Media Network Private Ltd, a sum of $ 310,000 as advance consideration. Referring to a host of e-mails exchanged between the parties, the court said that it was clear that MXP was unwilling to abide by the covenants contained in the original agreement and that despite repeated requests by TVF made in several e-mails, to send back the Agreement, duly signed, MXP had not done so. 3. Delhi High Court Rejects Britannia’s Plea Of Trademark Infringement Against ITC’S Sunfeast Digestive Biscuits [Britannia Industries Ltd. v. ITC Ltd. & Ors.] A single judge bench of Justice C Hari Shankar dismissed a petition by Britannia Industries Ltd against ITC Ltd for alleged trademark infringement and passing off by ITC’s Sunfeast Farmlite Digestive Biscuits, of Britannia’s NutriChoice Digestive Biscuits. Holding that Sections 29(1) and 29(2) of the Trademark Act have to be interpreted keeping in mind that the “points of dissimilarity between rival marks cannot be regarded as irrelevant,” or be ignored, the court said that ITC Sunfeast’s FarmLite Digestive Biscuits were not deceptively similar so as to confuse them with Britannia’s NutriChoice Digestive biscuits to a person of average intelligence and imperfect recollection. The Court also held that, “The perception, whether in the case of infringement or passing off, is to be that of a person of average intelligence and imperfect recollection – not of an idiot, or an amnesiac. The average human mind has not been particularly conditioned to observe only similarities, and overlook dissimilarities.” 4. Delhi Riots Conspiracy Case : High Court Calls For Unredacted Statements Of Protected Witnesses In Sealed Cover Hearing an application by the Delhi Police for the unredacted statements of protected witnesses in the Delhi Riots larger conspiracy case, a Bench of Justices Siddharth Mridul and Anup Jairam Bhambhani directed the concerned trial court to send the statements to it in a sealed cover on or before Apr 14. The application was put in the case where Jamia Milia Islamia student Asif Iqbal Tanha faces prosecution for his alleged role in the riots. While ordering so, the court also expressed surprise on why and how the prosecution did not have copies of the statements of its own witnesses, upon which it was informed by the Special Public Prosecutor Rajat Nair, that as these were protected witnesses, the unredacted copies of the statements were with the trial court only – and that the Investigating Officer was only given the redacted copies from the trial court till now. 5. Delhi High Court Refuses To Quash Criminal Defamation Case Against Arun Purie And Others Filed By Former Indian Diplomat [Aroon Purie v. State & Ors.] A Single Bench of Justice Yogesh Khanna dismissed a petition filed by former India Today Editor-in -Chief Arun Purie and others seeking to quash a defamation complaint lodged against him by a former Indian Diplomat in relation to an article published in India Today Magazine in 2007. The news article ‘Mission Misconduct’ reported about the allegations against the then Indian deputy consul general in Edinburgh, O.P. Bhola. The Article reported that “allegations of soliciting sexual favour leading to a probe which revealed financial irregularities and fudging of bills. Consequently, the official is back in India and is facing disciplinary action”. Before the High Court, Arun Poorie contended that as per Section 7 of Press and Registration of Books Act, 1867, normally an editor, printer can only be prosecuted. As he is the editor-in-chief, he could never be prosecuted. 6. Delhi HC Judge Justice Prathiba Singh, Recuses Herself From Facebook, WhatsApp Pleas Against CCI Order Against Their Privacy Policy Justice Prathiba Singh recused herself from 2 pleas filed by Facebook Inc and WhatsApp challenging a Competition Commission of India (CCI) order directing investigation into WhatsApp’s contentious new privacy policy, the rollout of which was pushed back due to uproars over it for, inter alia, being discriminatory. In the past as well, Justice Singh has recused herself from hearing another plea related to WhatsApp, which was challenging its new privacy policy. 7. Fines On General Public, No Action On Politicians: Delhi High Court Issues Notice To Centre, EC On Plea For Mask Protocol In Poll Campaigns A division bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jasmeet Singh issued notice to and sought replies from the Centre and the Election Commission on a plea for all poll-bound states – namely, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Assam, West Bengal – and the Union Territory of Puducherry to ensure masks are mandatorily worn during all poll campaigns. The plea which points out that while fines are being collected from the general public, but no action is being taken on politicians, has been filed by the former Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police Vikram Singh, who is also the Chairperson at the think-tank Centre for Accountability and Systemic Change. Other developments: CRPF Officers Face Stagnation In Promotion: Delhi High Court Directs Centre To Look Into PleaPlea in Delhi High Court Seeks Constitution Of Regulatory Authority For Non-Film Songs, Music VideosDelhi High Court Grants Interim Protection From Arrest To Journalist Varun Hiremath Accused Of Rape2021 Amendments To Medical Termination Of Pregnancy Act Increasing Upper Limit For Legal Abortions Are Of ‘Enormous Significance’: Delhi High CourtDelhi Riots Accused Shahrukh Pathan Bail Plea: Delhi High Court Reserves Order Gujarat High Court 1. Rajkot COVID Hospital Fire: Gujarat High Court Sets Aside Single Judge Order Restraining Inquiry Commission From Submitting Report [State of Gujarat v. Kalpit Yogeshbhai Shah] A Division Bench comprised of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice Bhargav D. Karia set aside a Single Bench order restraining a State-appointed Inquiry Commission from pronouncing its report in the unfortunate Rajkot Hospital Fire incident, that consumed the lives of 8 Covid patients last year. “When an incident, as shocking as this takes place, it is in the interest of the public at large, that the truth is ascertained as early as possible. Timely ascertainment of the truth is a part of the process of delivery of justice and is an important component for granting closure to the family members of the victims. Any delay in this regard and prolonging the entire process would only exacerbate their suffering,” it observed. Himachal Pradesh High Court 1. “Custodial Interrogation Justified”: Himachal Pradesh HC Denies Anticipatory Bail To Man Accused Of Flesh Trade Of Adolescent Girls [Md. Nazim v. State of Himachal Pradesh] A single judge bench comprising of Justice Vivek Singh denied anticipatory bail to a man apprehending arrest in a case for allegedly being a part of racket involved in fishing adolescent girls for throwing them in international flesh trade by trafficking them abroad after alluring them for marriage. It observed that an accused may not be entitled for the grant of anticipatory bail even in the absence of necessity of custodial interrogation in all eventualities. According to the Court, the requirement of custodial interrogation is not the only reason for rejecting bail application. Karnataka High Court 1. Compulsory Service Not Applicable To PG Medical Students Admitted Before 2018-19 : Karnataka High Court [Dr. Sadhwini MH & Ors. v. State of Karnataka & Ors.] A single bench of Justice R. Devdas clarified that provisions of “Karnataka Compulsory Service Training by Candidates Completed Medical Courses Act, 2012” will not be applicable to the PG medical students/petitioners who were admitted to the course during the academic years 2016-17 and 2017-18. The PG students admitted from the academic year 2018-19, onwards who have been informed of the implementation of the Act and Rules, following which they have executed bonds/undertaking. Therefore, the provisions of the Act and Rules will be applicable to them, the Court said. 2. Prior Environmental Clearance Not Needed For Widening Work Of NH 4-A : Karnataka High Court [Suresh Heblikar & Ors. v. Union of India & Ors.] A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty held that prior environmental clearance is not needed for the widening work of the 82 kilometer stretch of National Highway 4-A in the State of Karnataka in terms of the EIA Notification dated August 22, 2013. As per the said notification, prior EC is required for projects having a stretch of more than 100 kilometres. The Court made this declaration based on the materials on record which showed that no work was going on in the NH-4A stretch in Goa. 3. ‘No Presumption Under Law That Every Unaccounted Transaction Leads To Imposition Of Tax’ : Karnataka HC Gives Relief To DK Shivakumar [Income Tax Department v. DK Shivakumar] In a relief to Congress leader D K Shivakumar, a Single Bench of Justice John Michael Cunha dismissed an appeal filed by the Income Tax Department against an order of the special court discharging him in an alleged case of tax evasion. While dismissing three petitions filed by the department, the Judge said “I do not find any justifiable reason to interfere with the impugned orders. As the prosecution initiated against the respondent is bad in law and contrary to the procedure prescribed under the Code of Criminal Procedure and the provisions of the Income Tax Act.” 4. Karnataka High Court Green Signals ‘Doorstep School’ Project Of BBMP For Destitute Children A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Suraj Govindaraj gave a go ahead to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to start Doorstep Schools (inside bus) in Bengaluru city, for destitute children. It said the authorities should ensure that norms regarding maintenance of social distancing and wearing of face masks should be scrupulously followed. Advocate Sreenidhi V appearing for the corporation submitted a memo to the court giving details of the schools. It is stated that the doorstep school will be started immediately in Doddagollara Hatti and Hosakerehalli (Rajarajeshwari Nagar Zone). Each bus can accommodate with maintaining of physical distance up to 10-15 children. Each bus will have two teachers and one helper. Other developments: Ramesh Jarkiholi CD Scandal : Karnataka High Court Seeks Report From SIT On Investigation So FarWhen Consumer Purchases Electricity From Open Access Source, Electricity Tax Payable On That Rate : Karnataka High CourtPersuade Judicial Officers Aged Above 45 Years To Take COVID Vaccine : Karnataka High CourtEnsure Access To Virtual Classes Till Physical Classes Start : Karnataka High Court To State Govt Kerala High Court 1. JJ Act- Child Born In Live-in Relationship To Be Construed As Child Born To Married Couple: Kerala High Court A Bench of Justices A Muhamed Mustaque and Dr Kauser Edappagath recognised that a child born in a live-in relationship would have to be treated as a child born to a married couple for the purposes of surrendering a child for adoption. In this case, the Court was faced with a petition moved by a couple in a live-in relationship to reclaim their child who had been surrendered for adoption by the woman. Pointing out that the woman had acknowledged her live-in partner as the biological father of their child, the Bench ruled that the procedure employed by the Child Welfare Committee while giving the child up for adoption was legally unsustainable. In its judgment, the Bench found that the procedure applicable to an unwed mother alone was followed. Also Read: Upholding Woman’s Decisional Autonomy To Acknowledge Biological Father, Kerala High Court Restores Surrendered Child To Live-In Couple Also Read: “If A Woman Feels She Is Nothing Without The Support Of The Man That Is The Failure Of The System”: Kerala High Court 2. Disclose Reasons For Deferring Rajya Sabha Elections For Kerala : High Court Asks Election Commission While considering the writ petitions filed by the Secretary of the Kerala Legislative Assembly and S Sharma, CPI(M) MLA, challenging the ECI’s decision to defer the elections proposed on April 12, a Single Bench of Justice PV Asha directed the Election Commission to place on record its reasons for keeping in abeyance elections to fill vacancies of three Rajya Sabha seats. The incumbents of the three seats from Kerala are retiring on April 21. 3. Kerala High Court Refuses Stay On Kerala Government Notification Banning Online Rummy For Stakes A Single Bench of Justice N Nagaresh refused to interfere with a Kerala Government Notification ‘banning online playing of rummy when played for stakes’. It expressed his disinclination to interfere with the notification at this juncture and instead listed the petition after the vacation. However, upon a submission made by Advocate Santosh Mathew appearing for one of the petitioners that any coercive action taken by police would cause irreparable damage to the company, the court allowed the petitioner to approach the court even during vacation if coercive steps including criminal action was resorted against them when the cases were pending disposal. Three companies, Play Games 24×7, Junglee Games, Head Digital Works and Gameskraft, moved the Court challenging the Kerala Government’s decision to ban ‘online rummy when played for stakes’ in exercise of its powers under Section 14A of the Kerala Gaming Act, 1960. It is contended that the Notification is ultra vires the Kerala Gaming Act, 1960 as it seeks to regulate the online space despite the legislation’s regulation of physical premises only. The petitioners also contend, among other grounds, that the Notification effectively seeks to ban businesses offering the game of Online Rummy, which is a business protected under Article 19(1)(g) of the Constitution. 4. Issue Directions On Procedure For Building Permits When Mechanical Jacks Used To Move Building: Kerala High Court To State Government [Biju Kuriakose & Ors. v. State of Kerala] A Single Bench of Justice PB Suresh Kumar directed the State government to issue directives to local self-government institutions on the procedure to be followed when faced with applications seeking permission to raise buildings by the use of mechanical jacks. Pointing out that there was a gap in the law in relation to the use of mechanical jacks, the Court directed the State Government to make specific provision for this issue as per the Kerala Municipality Building Rules 2019 (the Rules). This was all the more necessary since mechanical jack lifting technology is widely employed in the State for the movement of buildings vertically as well as horizontally, the Court stated. 5. Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) Can Form A Partnership Firm With An Individual Or Other Persons: Kerala High Court [Jayamma Xavier v. Registrar of Firms] A Single Bench of Justice PV Asha held that a Limited Liability Partnership can form a partnership with an individual or other persons. In this case, a partnership deed was executed between an individual and an LLP. Registrar of Firms refused registration of the partnership firm on the ground that a LLP cannot be a partner of a firm. This was challenged before the High Court contending that the LLP is liable to be treated as a person and there cannot be any objection for registering a partnership with an LLP which is a person. 6. Kerala High Court Issues Notice On Plea Alleging Lack Of Transparency in Recruitment Of Personal Staff of Ministers, Leader of Opposition, Chief Whip [Anti Corruption People’s Movement & Ors. v. State of Kerala] A Bench of Justices CT Ravikumar and Murali Purshothaman issued notice to T. Velayudhan and CM Raveendran, personal staff in the office of the Chief Minister, on a PIL filed by an NGO against the lack of transparency in the recruitment/selection of appointment of persons be appointed to personal staff of Ministers, Leader of Opposition and Government Chief Whip forming part of Kerala Secretariat Service, Kerala Secretariat Subordinate Service and Kerala Last Grade Service without following any transparent or legal recruitment/ selection process. Other developments: Kerala High Court Reserves Judgment On Pleas For Holding Rajya Sabha Elections During Present Assembly TermED v Kerala Police : High Court Reserves Judgment In Pleas Against Crime Branch FIRs Madhya Pradesh High Court 1. Preventive Detention -MP High Court Directs Govt. To Issue Guidelines To Strictly Adhere To The Provisions Of National Security Act Highlighting that in many cases, on account of procedural lapses in following due process of law under the NSA, the orders of preventive detention (passed on justified grounds) suffer annulment, a Bench of Justice Sheel Nagu and Justice Anand Pathak issued a slew of directions for the State Government. The Court directed the State Government to issue guidelines to all District Magistrates so that timeline provided in following due process of law u/S. 3 and other provisions of NSA are strictly adhered to by all District Magistrates/State Govt. It also stressed that the satisfaction of competent authority is to reflect from the order of preventive detention or else it may not stand the test of law laid down by Apex Court in Shashi Aggarwal v. State of UP & Ors. [AIR 1988 SC 596]. Access full report to read further directions Madras High Court 1. “There Can’t Be Any Authoritarian Regime Possible In The Country”: Madras High Court Disapproves Sec.144 CrPC Prohibitory Order In Puducherry [R. Rajangam v. Union Territory of Puducherry & Ors.] In a Special Sunday Sitting, a Division Bench, comprising Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorth disapproved of the prohibitory order passed by Puducherry Administration/Collector exercising her powers under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Cr.P.C.). Without setting aside the Section 144 order in its entirety, it was made clear that the prohibition of unlawful assembly and movement in terms of the relevant order wouldn’t affect the usual life of citizens. However, the Court directed that COVID protocol must be maintained at all times, including social distancing and wearing of a mask. 2. Political Parties Should Be Prohibited From Giving Election Promises Which Are Capable Of Adding Burden On The Public Exchequer: Madras High Court [M. Chandramohan v. Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs & Ors.] Political parties should be prohibited or prevented from giving election promises, which are capable of adding burden on the public exchequer, a bench comprising Justices N. Kirubakaran and B. Pugalendhi observed. Access full report to read a list of queries that the Bench has put forth the Election Commission of India. Other developments: ‘Ensure Least Inconvenience To Ordinary Citizens During VIP Movement’: Madras High Court Directs DGP, Commissioners’Court May Be Constrained To Take Up The Matter If No Effective Measures Are Announced’: Madras High Court Asks State To Issue Covid Protocol Within 10 Days Orissa High Court 1. Lawyers Are Exempted From Paying GST/Service Tax, Do Not Harass Them By Issuing Demand Notices: Orissa High Court [Devi Prasad Tripathy v. Principal Commissioner, CGST & Ors.] A bench comprising the Chief Justice S. Muralidhar and Justice B.P. Routray directed the Commissioner GST to issue clear instructions to all the officers in the GST Commission rates in the state not to issue any notice demanding payment of service tax/GST to practising lawyers. “It appears that despite knowing fully well that advocates are not liable to pay service tax or GST, notices continue to be issued to them by the GST Commissionerate. The Court expresses its concern that practising advocates should not have to face harassment on account of the Department issuing notices calling upon them to pay service tax/GST when they are exempted from doing so, and in the process also having to prove they are practising advocates,” it observed. Patna High Court 1. Determination Of Culprit Not Relevant For Granting Compensation; State Bound To Protect Lives Of Citizens: Patna High Court [Amar Nath Poddar v. State of Bihar & Ors.] Holding that the State has a duty to protect the life of its citizens, a Single Bench of Justice Rajeev Ranjan Prasad granted Rs. 10 lakh as compensation to the father of a 18 years old boy who died in October last year in the Munger Maa Durga Pooja firing incident. The order is significant as compensation has been granted pending investigation into the firing incident. It observed that it is irrelevant, for the purpose of granting compensation, as to who was behind the firing that led to the unfortunate demise of the boy, as it is the duty of the State to protect the lives of its citizens. 2. Rapist Degrades Very Soul Of Helpless Female: Patna High Court Affirms Conviction Of Man For Raping Minor [Ahtesham Khan v. State of Bihar] “Rape is not merely a physical assault, it is often destructive of the whole personality of the victim. A murderer destroys the physical body of his victim, a rapist degrades the very soul of the helpless female” observed a single judge bench comprising of Justice Birendra Kumar while affirming conviction of a man found guilty of raping a 14 year old minor girl. The Bench further went ahead to observe that if the record of the case in its totality discloses that the prosecutrix does not have strong motive to falsely implicate the person charged, the Court should ordinarily have no hesitation in accepting her evidence as “no self-respecting women would come forward to make a self-humiliating statement in casual manner.” Telangana High Court 1. ‘Successive Commission Of Economic Offences Prejudicial To Maintenance Of Public Order’: Telangana HC Upholds Preventive Detention For White Collar Crimes [Banka Sneha Sheela v. State of Telangana & Ors.] A Division Bench of Justices A. Rajasheker Reddy and Dr. Justice Shameem Akther made significant remarks with respect to the menace of increasing white collar crimes in the country, the consequent fear among the general public and the calling need to deal with such offences with ‘iron hand’. It held that economic offences, when committed in quick succession, are prejudicial to the maintenance of ‘public order’. This position is different from merely disturbing ‘law and order’ and therefore, an order of preventive detention may be passed against the alleged offender.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

John Hume to leave Moville for the final time this evening

first_img By News Highland – August 4, 2020 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook John Hume to leave Moville for the final time this evening Previous articleDerry City win at PatsNext articleHume family urge people to light candles for peace News Highland Twitter Pinterest Preparations are under way in Derry for tomorrow’s funeral of Nobel Peace laureate and former SDLP leader John Hume, who died yesterday aged 83.Tributes have been paid by world leaders past and present, for the role he played in Northern Ireland’s peace process and civil rights movement.His remains will be taken from Moville in Donegal to the Cathedral of Saint Eugene in Derry, arriving at 8:30 this evening, with mass tomorrow at 11.30am.Social distancing rules will apply and the service will be livestreamed from the church’s website.Former US President, Bill Clinton says John Hume led by example…………Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Together with David Trimble, John Hume won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998.Former US Senator George Mitchell, who played a vital role in Northern Ireland’s peace process, says it wouldn’t have happened without him…………….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more