German banks could require an extra £88bn under Basel rules

first_img Share Monday 6 September 2010 8:28 pm KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proofcenter_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyThe Sports DropForgotten College Basketball Stars: Where Are They Now?The Sports DropBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Timesautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldTaco RelishOnly People With An IQ Of 130 Can Name These ItemsTaco Relish whatsapp German banks could require an extra £88bn under Basel rules GERMANY’S 10 biggest banks may need €105bn (£87.8bn) of additional capital under a revamp of banking rules designed to prevent future financial crises, the country’s banking association said.International banking regulators known as the Basel Committee will likely require banks to have a Tier 1 capital ratio of six per cent, up from four per cent, said Germany’s BdB banking association, whose members include lenders such as Commerzbank and Deutsche Bank.Regulators are bumping up the amount of capital banks need to hold in an effort to ensure lenders have an array of loss-absorbing backstops that can be used to avoid another downturn such as the recent financial crisis.Buffers for capital conservation of an additional two per cent and a countercyclical capital buffer of two per cent more are also likely to be applied, the BdB said yesterday.The Tier 1 ratio and each of the buffers probably would be composed of 80 per cent of top quality or “core Tier 1” capital, which consists of equity capital and retained earnings, BdB said. Many leading banks already hold Tier 1 capital of 10 per cent or more. last_img read more

Aviva plans £400m savings in two years

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm Aviva plans £400m savings in two years KCS-content whatsapp INSURANCE company Aviva has announced plans for £400m in savings over the next two years, half of which will come from efficiency gains, and half from cost savings. It has also said that it will close its final salary pension scheme, which has 7,600 members, something that will save £50m a year. Several hundred jobs will also go in its Canadian business, although there will be no job-losses in the UK. Chief executive Andrew Moss said: ‘We will continue our drive to create a simplified, more modern way of doing business, which will both improve our efficiency and reflect customers’ changing preferences.”Sales in the UK were up 26 per cent in the UK, to £2.4bn, taking domestic sales to £12.3bn for the first three quarters of 2010 – a 16 per cent increase on 2009. In the UK sales of long-term savings products were up 22 per cent and, globally, new life and pensions sales were £25.6bn, up from £24bn on the same period last year. The company said that going forward it will concentrate on eight key European markets, plus North America, China, and India, while it will pull out of low return markets, such as Taiwan. “As we look to the next phase of our growth, Aviva will sharpen its geographic focus and deepen its position in its key markets,” Andrew Moss said. Aviva’s global business continues to be uneven, with total sales in North America up just one per cent and life and pensions sales down two per cent, while in Asia Pacific sales were up 24 per cent and life and pensions sales increased by 46 per cent. Sharecenter_img 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 WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tuesday 2 November 2010 9:43 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Campus ministries foster connection and innovation during pandemic

first_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC COVID-19, Featured Jobs & Calls Featured Events Rector Pittsburgh, PA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit an Event Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Rev. Rita Powell and others from the Episcopal Chaplaincy at Harvard offer an impromptu blessing as they begin assembling their “Sacred Tent” in August 2020. Instead of the traditional four posts that are blessed at the laying of a church cornerstone, four people were living pillars representing the living church. Courtesy photo[Diocese of Massachusetts] As colleges and universities begin this unique school year in the face of unprecedented and changing challenges, campus ministers in the diocese are learning how to safely minister to their communities and anticipate special needs that both students and staff will have as they begin a new school year during a pandemic.The Rev. Megan Holding, who serves as the Episcopal chaplain at both Boston College and Northeastern University, described in an interview how the pandemic is affecting the form that campus ministry takes, saying that while the past five months have been a good opportunity to experiment with ways for campus ministry communities to gather online, her core mission remains the same.“The substance of [campus] ministry has always been to create community — to create space for people in this phase of life to reflect and think through issues or think through ways in which they are growing or being called to create meaning in life,” Holding said. “That can still happen. We can do our best to be a constant factor or a constant gathering opportunity.”Holding emphasized that college campuses are not isolated from the broader contexts in which we are all living — such as the struggle for racial justice and political discourse, not to mention the pandemic itself — so continuing to provide this safe space for students is more important than ever.“One of the things we talk about in campus ministry is that this is a place where students are not assessed in any way,” Holding said. “They can bring all of who they are and talk through what it is that we’re living through and have a place where they can go deeper and discern what’s stirring in them and where they can discern their own response.”Holding also noted that though students may first come to mind when one thinks of campus ministry, there is also an important role for campus ministries to support faculty and administrators as they try to teach, mentor, guide and form when the communities they have been a part of seem so changed.“I think relationships and communities have shifted when people are apart, and they’re going to have to re-shift when people are together again,” Holding said. “I do anticipate that the transition back to school is going to be different [from] just about every other year because, for those students for whom school had become a familiar routine, it’s going to look incredibly different.”The Rev. Thea Keith-Lucas, who is the Episcopal chaplain at the Lutheran Episcopal Ministry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was recently appointed interim chaplain to the institute, said in an email that though campus ministers long to have in-person experiences, she has been amazed at how strong their spiritual communities have remained, even though all of the programming for MIT’s Office of Religious, Spiritual and Ethical Life has to take place online for now.Campus ministers in the Diocese of Massachusetts met in late July via Zoom with Bishop Alan M. Gates, the Rev. H. Mark Smith and the Rev. Edie Dolnikowski to check in about plans for the new school year. Courtesy photo“I’ve been amazed at how strong our community still is, with laughter and prayer and real listening to each other, even over a Zoom call. I hear the same thing from all our chaplains at MIT — Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and more,” Keith-Lucas said. “Spiritual communities, even virtual ones, are a solid anchor for young adults when everything else in their world is in flux. We offer gentle, nonjudgmental spaces where they can make sense of their experiences: the challenges of isolation, health risks and uncertain futures, and the rare blessing of time to discover who we are and what God is calling us to do.”The Rev. Dan Bell, the priest-in-charge at St. Mark’s Church in Burlington, serves as chaplain for the Protestant Chaplaincy at Tufts University. He spoke in an interview about the need to check in with students to see how they are doing, particularly in the current contexts.“[Students] have had a summer like no other. Plans have been disrupted, a lot of their hopes and plans for the fall have been either completely dashed or have been really altered in profound ways,” Bell said. “It’s going to be really important for us as chaplains to spend time connecting one-to-one with students and hearing about what are their hopes and their fears, and also, what’s bringing them joy right now and what might they feel excited about doing this year and what are they passionate about, because this pandemic doesn’t mean that all of the other issues in the world are on hold, we know that for sure.”The need to provide a safe space to explore the “big questions,” and to acknowledge the real loss and grief that people are feeling right now is more important than ever, Bell said, especially when it feels like there is so much uncertainty in terms of the future.“I think that’s one of the gifts of being a campus minister or being a chaplain in any setting, [that] we get to be those people who go there, who name the loss and grief and say, ‘Yeah, this is hard and we don’t need to pretend that it’s not,’” Bell said. “I don’t think that’s always the case when students are meeting with professors or other people on campus, so that’s what I really hope to embody, to be that caring, loving presence to support them.”The Rev. Dan Bell set up an at-home prayer table for virtual Tufts University services this past spring. The Protestant student community at Tufts has the tradition of lighting candles around the altar during the Prayers of the People, and they continued that tradition over Zoom, with people sharing prayers as Bell lit candles in his apartment on their behalf. Courtesy photoBell said that while he’s sorry not to be able to spend in-person time together with students after chapel services in the same way that they did pre-pandemic, he hopes there will still be fun times and good opportunities to connect and grow with one another, and that this time presents some unique opportunities for campus ministry.One such opportunity is underway at the Episcopal Chaplaincy at Harvard University, which is working on a project funded, in part, by a $5,000 Episcopal Church campus ministry grant.The grant was awarded in March as part of the Young Adult and Campus Ministry Grants, which provide funding for dioceses, congregations and college and university ministries that engage with young adults on and off college campuses.The “Sacred Tent” project at the Harvard chaplaincy started before the COVID-19 pandemic as a way to experiment with creating a physical structure for worship that could be set up inside a bigger space, or even outdoors.“The project became a concrete way of asking these very basic questions that I take to be kind of essential to what it means to be a young adult in the church,” the Rev. Rita Powell, who serves as chaplain for the Episcopal Chaplaincy at Harvard, said in an interview. “How do we make a home? What is the church? Where is the church? Is the church in the building or not?”The chaplaincy was working on plans for the project when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and rather than derailing it, Powell explained, the crisis only highlighted its importance. With in-person gathering in churches and other physical structures not possible in the same ways as before, they were no longer just speaking conceptually about how structures can hold us back.“I think that this crisis really called the question of innovation and imagination to a really acute point, so it’s not, ‘Oh yeah, we should probably be thinking about a new way to be church’; it’s suddenly, ‘Oh, we have to,” Powell said. “I do feel that the work of innovation can somehow seem like a frivolity or an option, and my hope is that in this time we can realize that it is a really important stream of work in the life of the church.”The structure that the chaplaincy is building is a wooden platform that will have three “doors” of sorts but no walls. In addition to using the structure for worship, the chaplaincy is thinking about other ways to creatively use this space, such as for small theater, dance or music performances. Not only does this make the chaplaincy more accessible to people who wouldn’t necessarily come to a church service, but Powell hopes that the project will also offer opportunities for collaboration and hospitality with other chaplaincies and congregations across the diocese.“My hope for this project is that the freedom accorded the chaplaincy to create and to imagine and to play — that that freedom can be of service to the wider church,” Powell said. “That it [can] be somehow energizing or inspiring or a contribution at least to a larger conversation about the church.” The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Press Release TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska center_img By Bridget K. WoodPosted Sep 21, 2020 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Youth & Young Adults Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Job Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Tags Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC Campus ministries foster connection and innovation during pandemic Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Albany, NYlast_img read more

10 events raising funds & benefitting good causes

first_img Melanie May | 8 April 2019 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 Barnardo’s Big ToddleThe Barnardo’s Big Toddle is back for 2019 after raising £231,512 last year. Big Toddle Week returns with an animal theme from 24-30 June. Parents, carers and nurseries are encouraged to hold their very own Big Toddles to help raise money for Barnardo’s; this could involve a community Big Toddle, one for families and friends or one organised by nurseries or primary schools. The charity’s public Big Toddle at Dudley Zoo also returns on 11 June, where families can really embrace the animal-theme and enjoy a toddle around the zoo. #HackneyHalf Marathon returns on Sunday 19th May and we want YOU to join our team of over 100 runners raising £70,000 for your local hospice! https://t.co/Yueqqt62go pic.twitter.com/6WJl5NBET1— St Joseph’s Hospice (@StJoHospice) April 2, 2019Hackney HalfVirgin Sport has announced its charity partners for the Hackney Half marathon 2019, which takes place on 19 May, and includes lead partner Cancer Research UK as well as nine other national and local charities including Alzheimer’s Society, Children with Cancer UK, and Macmillan. Gameloft & CAREGameloft and CARE are launching a new campaign with influencers Annie LeBlanc, Bobby Duke Arts, and The LaBrant Fam and in partnership with Gameloft’s Dragon Mania Legends game. The global campaign aims to raise awareness and donations to support CARE’s work against poverty. Called “Stronger Together”, 100% of the event revenue will go to CARE with an objective to reach at least $50,000. From 8 April to 18 April, players will have the opportunity to train their dragons to enter the fight against poverty within Dragon Mania Legends. To support this event, each influencer has customised their unique dragon, and players will be able to vote for their favourite whilst donating to CARE, and ultimately unlock the winning dragon. There are also two more exclusive CARE dragons to win by climbing the leaderboards. Action for Children & The Solheim Cup 2019Action for Children and Perthshire Women’s Aid are this year’s Official Charity Partners of The 2019 Solheim Cup. The charities will benefit from in excess of £30,000 worth of inventory for The 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles from 9-15 September as well as a host of other promotional and fundraising activities. We’re delighted to announce @InspireSuffolk are returning as the official charity partner for the @IpswichTwilight 10k race this summer: https://t.co/tdMfRL3EYn #runipswich pic.twitter.com/05k0YwQ6hX— Ipswich Building Soc (@IpswichBuildSoc) March 25, 2019Ipwich Building Society Twilight 10k run & Ipswich InspireInspire Suffolk has been chosen as the official charity partner for this year’s Ipswich Building Society Twilight 10k Race on Friday 26 July, which is being held for the fifth consecutive year in association with Ipswich Building Society, Ipswich Jaffa Running Club, and Suffolk County Council. This year the 10k race sold out in a record 26 days. Our charity @MADLcharity will be official event partner of the @HumberHalf_M for the next 2 years. It’s a great opportunity to help raise lots of money for good causes. It’s on June 30th – sign up here: https://t.co/q7FcP6bA23 #10YearsofMADL #NisaMiles #CharityTuesday pic.twitter.com/T1eMZkOBZN— Nisa Retail (@NisaRetail) March 26, 2019Humber Bridge Half Marathon & Nisa MADLNisa’s Making a Difference Locally is supporting the Humber Bridge Half Marathon for two years as the official event partner. The event takes place on 30 June this year, and this is the 20th anniversary. The event covers Hessle and Barton, in addition to the 2,400 meters across the bridge, with views across the Humber. The partnership with Making a Difference Locally (MADL) will see investment for the next two years in ensuring the runners’ experience at the event continues to be improved whilst helping to raise money for good causes. Tagged with: fundraising events It’s #CharityTuesday – we’re excited to welcome @StCHospice back as Official Charity Partner for 2019! St Catherine’s Hospice provides expert hospice care and is there for people in West Sussex and East Surrey when life comes full circle.Read more: https://t.co/ykQZtIHTcP pic.twitter.com/p4hGuUMXWd— Run Gatwick (@rungatwick) March 26, 2019Run Gatwick & charitiesBritish Airways Run Gatwick has four charity partners this year: Flying Start, RSPCA – for its South Godstone Animal Centre, Crawley Open House, and St Catherine’s Hospice, which serves West Sussex and East Surrey. Following its inaugural event last year with over 4,000 runners, British Airways Run Gatwick Half Marathon is back on Sunday 12 May with a Half Marathon, 5k Race & Family Run. THE COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN! Last Thursday, Stephen Oxlade, our Branch Chairman, attended the 100 day countdown until the National Armed Forces Day Event in Salisbury – where SSAFA is the main charity partner. @SSAFA @ArmedForcesDay @wiltscouncil pic.twitter.com/nvQrKx5gNA— ssafawiltshire (@SsafaWiltshire) March 25, 2019Armed Forces Day and SSAFAArmed Forces Day takes place in Salisbury on Saturday 29 June, following Armed Forces Week, which begins on Monday 24 June. SSAFA is encouraging people to join in with one of its Big Brew Up events up and down the country alongside its regular fundraising events, or on 2 June, the Armed Forces Day Hike – a family friendly event with three separate routes: a relaxing seven mile trek, a 13 mile half-marathon route and a full 26 mile marathon hike for the adventurous. 10 events raising funds & benefitting good causes Skiworld & Snow-CampSnow-Camp has partnered with Skiworld for an end of season ski challenge that will see the entire Skiworld resort staff teams across France, Austria and Switzerland attempt to ski and snowboard 16,000km to raise £16,000 for the charity this month. There will be a total of 317 overseas staff participating across 15 ski resorts. The set mileage of 16,000 kilometres and fundraising amount of £16,000 are based on the distance between Skiworld’s top Canadian resort in Whistler and their resorts in the Alps. Each participant’s mileage will be tracked using a GPS app, submitted as one resort team. The winning team will be judged based on how many kilometres they accomplished and on how much money they raise for Snow-Camp. Here is a round up of 10 events raising funds for good causes around the UK over the next few months, including Barnardo’s Big Toddle, and the Hackney Half. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  198 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 Darkness into LightAnnual walking event Darkness Into Light has relaunched its website for the ten year anniversary of the global walk against suicide, and is using events fundraising platform Funraisin.co for the second year running. Organised by Irish charity Pieta House, Darkness Into Light hosted 200,000 participants at walks in 150 locations in 2018. For 2019, this has increased to 200 locations in more than 20 countries with participant numbers also expected to grow. For venues outside Ireland and Northern Ireland Pieta House have partnered with local charities, which will be part beneficiaries of funds raised locally. Darkness Into Light is expected to transact more than €6m in total.  197 total views,  2 views todaylast_img read more

Man charged in connection with Letterkenny stabbing back in court today

first_img Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Man charged in connection with Letterkenny stabbing back in court today Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook Previous articleLetterkenny IT could become part of a “Regional Technological University”Next articleThree of the counties six civic amenitie sites to go out to contract News Highland WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Google+ Facebook There was tight security at Letterkenny Courthouse this morning as a man appeared in connection with the stabbing of four people including a Garda outside a local nightclub.46-year-old John Boyle was charged with four different counts of assault causing harm. He was also charged with the illegal possession of a knife.The attack happened outside Vodoo Nightclub on Lower Main Street around 1am on August 14th last.As a result of the attack a Garda Sergeant and three nightclub doormen were stabbed and to recieve treatment at Letterkenny General Hospital.The court was told today that a file on the matter is almost completed.Boyle will appear again before Letterkenny Court on November 17th. News NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly WhatsApp 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today By News Highland – September 15, 2011 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

50% of Donegal drivers say naming drink-drivers would have no effect

first_img WhatsApp 50% of Donegal drivers say naming drink-drivers would have no effect The AA has released figures from a survey they conducted to reveal that in Ireland 68% of drivers supported the introduction of a live register naming those found guilty of drink-driving offences.In Donegal over 45% of drivers supported this measure with only 7% in opposition.However, when asked if this measure would affect people personally as drivers, only 20% of motorists said it would have a major effect.Nearly 50% of Donegal drivers said that the naming of people found guilty of drink driving would have no effect.This statistic was similar in all provenances across the island. Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Google+ Google+ By admin – October 23, 2016 Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Previous articleFinn Harps U17s bow out of National League cup at UCDNext articleDonegal Boxing Board stages annual awards night admin Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Homepage BannerNews Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North last_img read more

Strabane District Councillor appears in court charged with drink driving

first_img By News Highland – December 24, 2010 Pinterest A councillor and former MLA has appeared in court charged with drink driving.62-year-old Derek Hussey from Castlederg, appeared in court in Strabane yesterday.The court heard he was stopped in Orchard Road in Strabane last month. The case was adjourned until 6 January.Mr Hussey has been an Ulster Unionist member of Strabane District Council since 1989, and was an MLA between 1998 and 2007. Twitter Strabane District Councillor appears in court charged with drink driving Google+ Facebook WhatsApp News Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter Previous articleDonegal postman predicts cold snap to last another few weeksNext articleNo further water restrictions expected in Donegal until St Stephens Day News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry last_img read more

Migrant Workers Not Stranded Persons? The Illegal & Inhuman Effect Of MHA Clarification

first_imgColumnsMigrant Workers Not Stranded Persons? The Illegal & Inhuman Effect Of MHA Clarification Manu Sebastian6 May 2020 9:43 PMShare This – xThe Home Secretary’s clarification on ‘stranded persons’ is vitiated by apparent legal errors.It was after 37 days of the lockdown that the Central Government allowed the inter-state movement of migrant workers and other persons who got stranded at different places due to the restrictions imposed in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.This permission followed several heart-rending reports of migrant workers, who were left without work in cities, walking over hundreds of kilometers…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?LoginIt was after 37 days of the lockdown that the Central Government allowed the inter-state movement of migrant workers and other persons who got stranded at different places due to the restrictions imposed in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.This permission followed several heart-rending  reports of migrant workers, who were left without work in cities, walking over hundreds of kilometers under scorching sun with desperation to reach their native places somehow. As per reports, at least 22 migrant workers have died while attempting the arduous task of walking back home.After the Ministry of Home Affairs issued order on April 29 to permit movement of stranded persons, special trains were run to transport several migrant workers from states.However, this relief seemed short lived, as a clarification issued by the Home Secretary three days later virtually took out migrant workers from the ambit of April 29 order.In what could be the most confusing clarification one would ever come across, the letter issued by Home Secretary to Chief Secretaries of all States/UTs stated that the permission for inter-state movement was meant to facilitate for stranded persons, “who had moved from their native places/workplaces, just before lockdown period, but could not return to their native places/workplaces on account of restrictions placed on movement of persons and vehicles as part of lockdown measures”.”The facilitation envisaged in the aforesaid orders is meant for such distressed persons, but does not extend to those categories of persons, who are otherwise residing normally at places, other than the native places for work etc, and who wish to visit their native places in normal course”, the letter of Home Secretary added(emphasis supplied).Curiously, by the time this letter was issued on May 3, several train services had been run to transport persons, whom one would intuitively classify as migrant workers.While many were finding it hard to decipher the meaning of this cryptic clarification, a strange thing happened in Karnataka. Three Bihar-bound trains scheduled on May 6 for migrant workers were cancelled, reportedly after builders met B S Yediyurappa, Chief Minister of Karnataka.(Ironically, the special trains were named “Shramik Trains”, meaning trains for labourers).After this move came under severe criticism, Tejasvi Surya, MP from Bangalore South, cited the May 3 clarification as a a post-facto justification for the cancellation of trains.The migrant workers are not “stranded persons” as per the MHA clarification, it was stated. Referring to MHA clarification, the MP said “Only those persons who the State recognizes as “stranded” will be permitted to leave the State…”.The decision to cancel the trains left many workers in Bengaluru angry, reported ‘The Hindu’.In this backdrop, this article examines the legal character of the ‘clarification’ and its validity.Ambiguities abound in clarificationIt is pertinent to note that the April 29 order used the term “migrant workers” without any qualification.”Due to lockdown, migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students, and other persons are stranded at different places. They would be allowed to move as under:..”, these were the wordings of the order.Ministry of Home Affairs issues order permitting inter-state movement of migrant workers, students, pilgrims, tourists etc, who are found to be asymptomatic of COVID-19.Guidelines in that regard [email protected] #Lockdown#COVID19 pic.twitter.com/N1WPSU9oud— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) April 29, 2020The only qualification one can deduce from the order is the term “stranded”.Going by the ordinary meaning of “stranded”, it could mean “unable to leave somewhere because of a problem such as not having any transport or money”.Therefore, work-less migrant workers forced to remain in their workplaces due to lockdown would be “stranded” in the ordinary sense of the word.In fact, many states understood (rightly) the order in this sense, and allowed the return of several migrant workers to their native places. The Railways claimed that it ran 115 special trains ferrying over one lakh migrants since May 1. Now, let us see the May 3 clarification :MHA clarifies that the order permitting inter state movement not meant for persons who are otherwise residing normally at places other than native places for work and who wish to visit native places in normal course. #LOCKDOWN2020 @hmo pic.twitter.com/h3zA6mo63c— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) May 3, 2020It is not clear if the first limb of the second paragraph in the letter is referring to those migrant workers who got stranded in a place while being in transit to their native place/workplace? If that was the case, the letter could have simply and directly stated that. And, what is “just before lockdown”? Is it any couple of hours or days?As regards the second limb, the key words are “otherwise normally residing at places”  and “normal course”. Being forced to remain in a place without work and money because of lack of transport options – would this count as “otherwise normally residing”?.  The desperation to reach one’s own home under such trying circumstances created by a pandemic – would this be “wish to visit native places in normal course”?Thus, this so-called ‘clarification’ is creating confusions with its loose, ambiguous drafting. More dangerously, it is giving a lot of room for subjective abuse by authorities (recall the statement that State will decide who is ‘stranded’).’Clarification’ or ‘Amendment’?Before discussing the source of power of the Home Secretary, it is important to note the legal character of the ‘clarification’.As per principles of statutory interpretation, a legislative amendment will not be regarded as ‘clarificatory’ if its effect is to take away the vested rights of persons.(See Commissioner of Income Tax vs Vatika Ownership Pvt Ltd, (2015) 1 SCC 1).Since the April 29 order is a statutory order under the Disaster Management Act 2005,  the rules of statutory interpretation can be imported here.It does not require much thinking to see that the effect of May 3 order is to exclude a major class of migrant workers from the benefit of April 29 order, as shown by the Karnataka example.Therefore, it is impossible to characterize the May 3 letter as “clarificatory”. A clarification is issued for removal of doubts.There were no doubts with respect to the April 29 order, as evidenced by its smooth execution by various states for three days. In fact, it is is this ‘clarification’ which is adding doubts to the April 29 order.Hence, the May 3 letter of the Home Secretary is not  a mere ‘clarification’ but a ‘colourable amendment’ to the April 29 order.Source of powerNow coming to the most important question regarding the source of power of the Home Secretary to issue the so-called ‘clarification’.The April 29 order is issued by the Home Secretary in the capacity as Chairperson of National Executive Committee under the Disaster Management Act. The order is issued invoking the powers under Section 10(2)(l) of the Act.On the other hand, the May 3 clarification is a mere letter issued by the Home Secretary, in his capacity as Home Secretary, to Chief Secretaries of States/UTs.Can a statutory order be subjected to a ‘colourable amendment’ through a clarificatory letter? The answer is NO.Before one brushes off this as a hyper-technical argument, the following aspects may be noted.When the Home Secretary issues an order in the capacity as the Chairperson of National Executive Committee under the Disaster Management Act, it is presumed that a meeting of all members of the National Executive has taken place in accordance with the Act and the Rules. So, the Home Secretary is not voicing his personal view through the order, but the collective wisdom of the National Executive.The May 3 letter does not seem to be preceded by any such meeting of the National Executive. The Home Secretary cannot substitute the collective wisdom of the National Executive with his personal opinion.The clarification has been issued obfuscating  substantive questions such as : Who decided on the clarification? Did any authorities seek such a clarification? What was the need for such a clarification when the original order was being smoothly implemented at ground level without issues?This episode also shows that procedural compliance is not a matter of technicality; because failure to follow prescribed procedure while exercising statutory powers can translate into infringement of fundamental rights of citizens.People taking to the roads outside Bengaluru to walk back to UP! That’s what they have been reduced to. Video shot by @krishnabgowda . Horrific. pic.twitter.com/Dt2ybS3rUK— Nistula Hebbar (@nistula) May 6, 2020 Next Storylast_img read more

Highest Bidder At Public Auction Does Not Acquire A Vested Right To Have Auction In His Favour: Reiterates Allahabad High Court [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesHighest Bidder At Public Auction Does Not Acquire A Vested Right To Have Auction In His Favour: Reiterates Allahabad High Court [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK24 Oct 2020 7:15 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court has reiterated that a highest bidder in an auction does not acquire any vested right to have the auction concluded in his favour. “The highest bidder does not acquire any vested right to have the auction concluded in his favour and the authority concerned is not under all circumstances bound to accept the highest tender or bid, which is subject to 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?LoginThe Allahabad High Court has reiterated that a highest bidder in an auction does not acquire any vested right to have the auction concluded in his favour. “The highest bidder does not acquire any vested right to have the auction concluded in his favour and the authority concerned is not under all circumstances bound to accept the highest tender or bid, which is subject to the conditions in terms of which the auction has been held. It is open to the authority, if there exist good and sufficient reasons, not to accept the highest bid or to initiate proceedings inviting bid afresh,” the Bench comprising of Justices Surya Prakash Kesarwani and Dr. Yogendra Kumar Srivastava has held. The Court was hearing a writ petition filed by one Babloo, whose bid was rejected by the Allotment Committee in relation to bids for shop allotment at Mandi Sthal Barauli Ameer, Agra. The brief facts of the case are that the Petitioner submitted his bid in respect of the seven shops reserved for scheduled castes. Significantly, only five firms had submitted their bids under this category. The Allotment Committee, upon considering that the number of applicants was less and competitive bids were not submitted, which had resulted in the bids having been submitted for lesser amount, took a decision not to accept the highest bids and issued a fresh tender. The Petitioner challenged this decision while asserting that even in the case of a single bid, the Allotment Committee was empowered to grant approval. It was contended that once the bid submitted by the Petitioner was highest in the reserved category then the Allotment Committee was bound to accept the same as per the terms of the Avanton Viniyamawali-2016. Rejecting this argument, the Bench stated that it is a settled position of law that the authority concerned is not bound to accept the highest tender or bid, which is subject to the conditions in terms of which the public auction has been held. Reliance was placed on Rajasthan Housing Board & Anr. v. GS Investments & Anr. The Court also referred to a decision in Meerut Development Authority v. Association of Management Studies, where it was held that the bidder who has participated in the tender process has no other right except the right to equality and fair treatment in the matter of evaluation of competitive bids. “For the reasons aforestated, we are not inclined to exercise our discretionary jurisdiction under Article 226 of the Consideration of India to interfere in the case at hand,” the Court said. Case Title: Babloo v. State of UP & Ors. Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

These are the notable ballot measures that voters approved or rejected

first_imgleezsnow/iStockBy JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Voters across the nation had crucial decisions to make at the state and local level.Here are the results for the most notable ballot measures on tickets around the country:Colorado voters reject 22-week abortion banColorado voters struck down Proposition 115, a measure that sought to ban abortions after 22 weeks of pregnancy.About 60% of state residents voted against the measure.Colorado is one of seven states that does not specify a gestational limit on abortion, with or without exceptions.Abortions in Colorado will continue to be legal at any time during a woman’s pregnancy.Five states pass marijuana legalization ballotsFive states have legalized marijuana for both recreational and medical use.A majority of New Jersey and Arizona residents voted yes on ballot measures to make recreational marijuana legal. Voters in South Dakota approved marijuana for medical use.Mississippi voters approved an initiative to establish a medical marijuana program for patients with debilitating conditions.Voters in Montana voted for two initiatives to legalize, regulate and tax recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older.California voters side with companies that employ gig economy workersVoters in California sided with companies such as Uber and Lyft to prevent the state from enacting a local labor law that would have forced companies to provide basic benefits — such as health insurance, minimum wage, overtime and reimbursement for expenses — to independent contractors.Fifty-eight percent of voters rejected Proposition 22.Louisiana voters approve amendment to limit abortion protectionsMore than 62% of Louisiana voters supported an amendment to the state constitution that would limit abortion protections.“To protect human life, nothing in this constitution shall be construed to secure or protect a right to abortion or require the funding of abortion,” the amendment said.The amendment prevents state lawmakers from deeming abortion restrictions unconstitutional should Roe v. Wade be overturned.In June, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a state restriction barring doctors from performing abortions unless they had admitting privileges at a nearby hospital within 30 miles of the clinic.Mississippi approves new state flagVoters in Mississippi have approved the design of a new state flag, which will include an image of a magnolia, the state flower, and the phrase “In God We Trust.”The previous state flag featured the Confederate Battle Cross. It was retired in June as protests against racial injustice were held nationwide.A majority of voters opted to keep the flag in 2001.Florida raises minimum wage to $15Florida voters have approved a ballot initiative to raise the minimum wage to $15.The current minimum wage of $8.56 will be raised to $15 over the next six years.New York, Washington, D.C., and now Florida have the highest minimum wages in the country. California comes in at second at $13 an hour.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more