Foster’s places deadline on its wine unit bidders

first_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp Tags: NULL AUSTRALIAN brewer Foster’s said it has held no further talks with the private equity suitor that made a $2.5bn offer for its wine business in September but set an April deadline on bids.Chairman David Crawford said yesterday that an approach – reportedly by Cerberus Capital – was “totally inadequate”, but said the company would consider any further offers for its $3bn wine business. “We have said from the day we announced the proposal to consider a demerger that we were still prepared to consider all possibilities, and that includes consideration of any offers if they are made,”he said. Crawford told the company’s annual general meeting that the situation should be resolved by April. KCS-content Sharecenter_img More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com Tuesday 26 October 2010 7:50 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMagellan 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.com Foster’s places deadline on its wine unit bidders last_img read more

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Northern and Greencore agree merger

first_img Share Wednesday 17 November 2010 8:52 pm Show Comments ▼ FOOD retailers Greencore and Northern Foods revealed plans to merge yesterday, in a deal that will produce one of the biggest chilled food players in the UK. The firms, responsible for Goodfella’s pizzas, Fox’s biscuits and the Weight Watchers range, will be rebranded Essenta once the proposed tie-up is complete in March 2011. Management said yesterday the new business, structured as a merger of equals, will float as part of the FTSE 250 index, meaning Greencore will de-list from the Dublin exchange to meet London trading requirements. The company, which will have a combined revenue of £1.7bn, will be tax-domiciled in Ireland with an operational base in Yorkshire. Under the terms of the deal, Northern Foods shareholders will receive 0.4479 of a new Greencore share for each Northern Foods share held.“We are creating a food business of scale, with a balanced portfolio of products and customers that don’t overlap,” said new financial officer Simon Herrick, who joins from Northern. “It gives us fantastic market conditions. The debt funding that is available to us is frankly embarrassing, although the company will be focused on adapting to the merger for the next year.”The deal needs approval from shareholders on both sides. Around 30 per cent of Greencore investors and 12 per cent at Northern, including GAM International and Odey Asset Management, have backed the merger.Shares in both firms soared yesterday leading to speculation of a counter-bid. “Both companies are now in play,” Clive Black from Shore Capital said.ADVISERS GREENCORETHE Irish food group has hired a veritable army of advisers to lend a hand with the merger. Barclays Capital is acting as financial adviser, joint broker and joint sponsor, with Mark Todd and Jon Bathard-Smith heading the team. Yesterday’s announcement was the first public glimpse of Todd since he joined from Citigroup in July 2009. The Queens College, Cambridge graduate has worked with Imperial Tobacco during its acquisition of Altadis, Tata Motors as it bought Jaguar, as well as buying and later selling Somerfield during his ten years at Citi. Joint broker Investec has worked with Greencore for a number of years, with head of investment banking David Currie still heavily involved. Leading on this occasion is Chris Baird, who joined from Dresdner Kleinwort in 2009. IBI Corporate Finance and Goodbody Stockbrokers, both based in Ireland, are acting as joint sponsor and joint broker respectively. Magic circle firm Slaughter & May is advising on the legal side, with partners John Panichola and Jonathan Marks leading a six-strong team. Panichola’s recent work includes advising Ocado on its initial public offering, while Marks aided GlaxoSmithKline’s £900m pensions buy-in with Prudential.ADVISERS NORTHERN FOODSLEEDS-based Northern Foods has taken on UBS to act as financial adviser and broker, with Herbert Smith providing legal backing. UBS has looked after Northern for more than eight years, with head of investment banking Hew Glyn Davies taking the lead. Davies also advises Sainsbury’s, construction firm CRH and Bank of Ireland, which completed a €1.7bn rights issue in June.Craig Calvert acted as broker, adding to a list of clients that includes grocer Ocado and trader IG Group. Hebert Smith partners Gillian Fairfield and Gareth Roberts provided legal advice. Fairfield specialises in corporate finance, with a specialism in mergers and takeovers. She recently advised Rothschild during Centrica’s hostile takevoer, and Arriva when Deutsche Bahn offered a £1.6bn buy-out. Gareth Roberts has worked with BAA during its £15.6bn takeover by Spanish group Ferrovial and when the firm established a £800m property holding fund. The corporate partner has also given advice to Virgin Mobile on its £1.17bn takeover by NTL, AOL Time Warner during its attempts to poach EMI and brewer Foster’s Group as it sold its beer brand to Scottish & Newcastle. 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California cardroom pays $3.1m to settle AML case

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has announced the Los Angeles-based cardroom Hawaiian Gardens Casino has agreed a $3.1m settlement with his office for misleading gambling regulators. Regions: US California California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has announced the Los Angeles-based cardroom Hawaiian Gardens Casino has agreed a $3.1m (£2.4m/€2.8m) settlement with his office for misleading gambling regulators.The venue was also found to have violated the Bank Secrecy Act, a federal law aimed to combatting money laundering.In the settlement, Becerra (pictured) explained how the casino failed to disclose a Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) investigation into its practices, and also attempted to deceive the California Department of Justice for a number of years.California’s Gambling Control Act of 1998 states casinos must “make full and true disclosure” of any legal issues to regulators. However, according to the Attorney General, Hawaiian Gardens failed to report, reveal, or disclose to the Bureau of Gambling Control (BGC) certain information for a number of years.Hawaiian Gardens did not state that FinCEN or another federal agency was examining the casino in relation to the Bank Secrecy Act, nor that the casino and FinCEN were involved in negotiations that could result in the casino’s admission of Bank Secrecy Act violations. Becerra noted the casino admitted to breaching the Act as part of the settlement agreement.Read the full story on iGB North America.Image: Gage Skidmore 6th December 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newslettercenter_img Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance California cardroom pays $3.1m to settle AML case Casino & games Email Addresslast_img read more

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Marina Residence / LOD

first_imgCopyApartments, Renovation•Chaoyang, China ArchDaily Marina Residence / LODSave this projectSaveMarina Residence / LOD ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/919227/marina-residence-lod Clipboard Marina Residence / LOD “COPY” Apartments China Photographs:  Randhir SinghArchitecture & Landscape:Santiago Fuentemilla, Nelson Zambrano, Andreia Neves, Jun Zhang, Kenneth Lau, Zuotu Zhang, Jun ShengInterior Design:Jun Zhang, Jinlong BaiConstruction Drawing:Yangyang Xu, Shuai Yuan, Gaoqiang LiSoft Decoration & Signage Design:Echo Lan, Cecilia ChoiEngineering:Feihua ZhengConsultants:BETTER HOME ShanghaiCollaborators:LALIVINGClient:Harbour ApartmentDesign Director:Ann YanCreative Director:Yimei ChanArchitecture:Santiago Fuentemilla, Nelson Zambrano, Andreia Neves, Jun Zhang, Kenneth Lau, Zuotu Zhang, Jun ShengLandscape:Santiago Fuentemilla, Nelson Zambrano, Andreia Neves, Jun Zhang, Kenneth Lau, Zuotu Zhang, Jun ShengSoft Decoration:Echo Lan, Cecilia ChoiSignage Design:Echo Lan, Cecilia ChoiCity:ChaoyangCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!exterior. Image © Randhir SinghRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. Located in the heart of Sanlitun Beijing, Marina Residence is a Beijing Courtyard Residence in Tuanjiehu District, next to East Third Ring Road. The original site consists of a series of existing buildings with different heights and structures. In spite of their architectural differences, the design aims to “re-connect” to complete as a whole:Save this picture!exterior. Image © Randhir Singh1. re-connect the building blocks through new bridges and links; 2. re-connect with the past through the courtyard space; 3. re-connect with street and neighborhood through the porous facade; 4. re-connect people through the newly defined public space programs.After demolition of some temporary structures, the project design re-configures and re-connects the separate building blocks into a new Courtyard complex, by formulating internal exterior courtyards and roof garden landscapes. Each of them is unique in spatial configuration and program and conveys a special quality and atmosphere.Save this picture!courtyard. Image © Randhir SinghThere are four courtyards along north-south axis. The residence rooms surround the courtyards. This allows for maximum sunlight and ventilation as well as landscape connections to the green courtyard space. There is a gym connected to first courtyard. The second courtyard has a new steel structure that forms the main public lounge area. Each courtyard is designed with a unique program to create community lifestyle culture with the complex.Save this picture!1F planExisting facade is partially preserved but renovated with red brick and glass curtain wall design with charcoal color frame. The red brick facade is designed to be porous to allow openness to the street and neighborhood.Save this picture!courtyard. Image © Randhir SinghRoof Landscape The buildings consisted of one level and two level structures and there are five roof gardens on the lower roof. They form a secondary landscape that the rooms connect to as well as provide open green space for the neighborhood buildings. The roof gardens are also designed as functional outdoor space for leisure and event purposes.Save this picture!courtyard. Image © Randhir SinghLandscape Courtyard concept  There are several large trees on site. Four of them are preserved at existing locations while four are relocated to the new courtyard to allow for reconstruction. The project design has total of four courtyards. Each courtyard is designed with a unique program to create community lifestyle culture with the complex.Save this picture!restaurant. Image © Randhir SinghSave this picture!restaurant. Image © Randhir SinghThe first courtyard: Spring Court is the largest courtyard located near entrance. It has been designed with stepped wood platform terrace for outdoor gathering and movie projection. The gym is located at the north side of the Spring Court and is connected through a full height glass curtain wall.Save this picture!corridor. Image © Randhir SinghThe second courtyard: Summer Court is next to the main interiors breakfast & lounge space. There is glass folding door partitions that can open completely to the courtyard and create ambiguous interiors and exteriors connection.  The ground is layer with grey bricks with grass in between.Save this picture!restaurant. Image © Randhir SinghThe third courtyard: Fall Court is a U shaped courtyard with a large old tree. The building massing is cut back to avoid and has created a very interesting relationship with the old tree. The rooms’ windows all open towards this courtyard that has most green landscape.Save this picture!duplex room. Image © Randhir SinghThe fourth courtyard: Winter Court is the smallest. It is directly opened to the street through the porous red brick facade with a bamboo screen behind. This created a multiple layered relationship between the Winter Court and the external street. The Winter Court has large concrete mat with black river stones to create a zen garden. There will be outdoor wood furniture for leisure purpose.Save this picture!exterior. Image © Randhir SinghProject gallerySee allShow lessLaughing Matters: The State of a Nation Exhibition / Aberrant ArchitectureSelected ProjectsB.I.G Haizhu Bay Creative Zone / Atelier cn°SSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Chaoyang District, Beijing, ChinaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Architects: LOD Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  “COPY” CopyAbout this officeLODOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentRenovationBeijingChaoyangChinaPublished on June 23, 2019Cite: “Marina Residence / LOD” 22 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/919227/marina-residence-lod Clipboard 2016 Save this picture!exterior. Image © Randhir Singh+ 33Curated by 韩爽 – HAN Shuang Sharelast_img read more

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Gulbenkian Foundation to give more to fewer charities

first_img Tagged with: Funding Law / policy recession About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 20 January 2009 | News Gulbenkian Foundation to give more to fewer charities The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is to change the way in which it makes grants, according to its 2009 strategic plan.The Foundation will be supporting fewer organisations but with larger sums of money, with the aim of achieving greater impact. It will also focus more on identifying potential partners rather than seeking applications for funding. Such partnerships will receive support from one to four years.Consequently only one strand of funding, the Innovation Programme, will be open to applications. This will support “genuinely innovative ideas and unusual partnerships across the Foundation’s cultural, educational and social interests”.The Foundation will focus on three key issues:· cultural understanding – encouraging understanding between people of different cultures;· fulfilling potential – assisting individuals, especially the vulnerable, to fulfil their potential and contribute to society;· environment – protecting and caring for the environment.Launching the 2009 Strategic Plan, the Foundation’s Director Andrew Barnett, acknowledged the economic downturn had had an impact on the new strategy. “The economic downturn makes the challenges we face even more acute and more than ever we need to ensure that our funding is effective”, he said.The Foundation has headquarters in Lisbon, Portugal, and a presence in the UK, Ireland and France. Its UK office will be moving to new premises in Hoxton, East London, later in 2009.Barnett commented: “We will continue to support projects outside London in preference to those based in the capital. But we also want to act locally by supporting a limited number of Hoxton-based projects.“Whether we offer funding at national, regional or local levels, however, we want to ensure that we always support projects that have a benefit beyond the locality in which they are situated.”www.gulbenkian.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  25 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

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New York tribute to Mandela and Cuba

first_imgJeremiah Nyamane Kingsley Mamabolo Harlem, N.Y. — A special tribute to the great freedom fighter Nelson Mandela was held Feb. 8 at the historic Riverside Church Chapel in Harlem, N.Y.  Mandela, the first Black-elected president of post-apartheid South Africa, died this past Dec. 5 at age 95.  The theme of the meeting was “Mandela ¡Presente! The Truth about Nelson Mandela:  A Revolutionary Fighter — Revolutionary Cuba’s Key Part in the Defeat of Apartheid.”Along with several hundred activists involved in many struggles of workers and oppressed peoples in Latin America, the Caribbean, North America, Asia and the Middle East, a high-level delegation from the Cuban Mission to the United Nations attended. This delegation was led by the Cuban Ambassador, Rodolfo Reyes, and Mariela Castro Espin, the daughter of Cuban president Raul Castro and the late Vilma Espin, a founding member of the Federation of Cuban Women.Also in attendance was the South African Ambassador to the United Nations, Jeremiah Nyamane Kingsley Mamabolo.The stirring tribute began with the singing of the South African and Cuban anthems, followed by videotaped greetings from Kenia Serrano, president of the Cuban Institute of Friendship for the People.A powerful original video was shown of Nelson Mandela speaking before Fidel Castro and 100,000 people in Matanzas, Cuba, at the 1991 July 26th celebration. Mandela thanked the Cuban internationalists for their decisive role in defeating the apartheid army during the late 1980s. This visit was the first trip taken by Mandela outside South Africa after his release from prison in 1990.Both ambassadors, who were also anti-apartheid combatants, spoke in glowing terms about Mandela’s legacy.  Castro Espin noted the relationship among the Haitian revolution, the Cuban revolution and the struggle in South Africa. She particularly noted that after the Haitian Revolution, Black liberation fighters were condemned as terrorists.After a musical interlude, noted civil rights attorney Michael Tarif Warren spoke about the Cuban 5. He recognized that both Mandela and Fidel were attorneys who chose the road of revolution instead of their profession. He saluted particularly the internationalist combatants among the imprisoned Cuban 5 — Gerardo Hernández, Fernando González and René González .The final speaker was Gail Walker, co-executive director of the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization/Pastors for Peace, which is under attack by the U.S. government. She reminded the crowd that the CIA under George H. W. Bush aided in arresting Nelson Mandela, resulting in his 27-year imprisonment. Walker noted Mandela’s principled stance for his allies — assassinated Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, Yasir Arafat and Fidel Castro. Like Mandela, IFCO did not shirk from its support of Viva Palestina’s humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza.The evening ended with the singing of “Guantanamera,” led by an audio recording of the late folk singer Pete Seeger, with lyrics by legendary Cuban fighter José Martí. The meeting was co-emceed by civil rights attorney Joan Gibbs and Ike Nahem, from the July 26th Coalition.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Mariela Castro Espin Rodolfo Reyes Rodriguez By Cheryl LaBash and Monica Mooreheadlast_img read more

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Guest Column: 2019, The Year Ethanol Misinformation Died

first_img By Hoosier Ag Today – Jan 7, 2019 Ethanol boosts energy security by helping to import less petroleum. In 2018, 199 biorefineries produced 16.1 billion gallons of ethanol. U.S. dependence on imported crude oil and petroleum products fell to just 14% last year, thanks in large part to growth in the use of ethanol and other biofuels.Ethanol helps lower fuel prices. Because ethanol is priced below gasoline and far below competing octane sources, the fuel has led to lower gas prices for consumers. One recent study found ethanol reduces spending on gasoline by $142 per American household. Home Indiana Agriculture News Guest Column: 2019, The Year Ethanol Misinformation Died SHARE Facebook Twitter By Rachel Gantz, Renewable Fuels Association Communications Director If 2019 is anything like 2018, we should expect the unexpected. I won’t pretend to be Nostradamus, making wild predictions about the future, but I guarantee that prognosticators will have egg on their faces at the end of this new year. In other words, no one knows what will happen.With that caveat though, there are a few easy predictions for 2019: There will be more presidential tweets, the stock market will remain volatile, and ethanol opponents will continue to obfuscate, mislead, and downright lie, all in an effort to prevent consumers from knowing the truth. We’ve seen this playbook before and the Renewable Fuels Association will continue to fight back against our critics.Here’s the truth: Ethanol is providing a cleaner, domestically produced, higher-octane fuel, while offering greater consumer choice at the pump. Let’s break it down.Ethanol is providing greater consumer choice. There are more than 24 million vehicles on U.S. roads today than are flex fuel vehicles, capable of running on fuel blends containing up to 85 percent ethanol (E85), and there are approximately 4,500 retail stations throughout the country that offer E85 or other ethanol flex fuel blends. Likewise, more than nine out of 10 cars on the road today are approved to use 15 percent ethanol (E15), sold at more than 1,500 stations today in 30 states. E15 will be found at even more retail stations once the fuel can be sold year-round in much of the country. Guest Column: 2019, The Year Ethanol Misinformation Died Facebook Twitter Ethanol significantly benefits local economies. The U.S. ethanol industry provided 365,491 jobs in 2018 and generates more than $40 billion in gross domestic product every year. Growing exports of ethanol and co-products are also supporting jobs and income levels in the domestic economy. The ethanol industry plays a strategic role in the success of our American agricultural economy.Ethanol helps clean the air. Over the past four decades, ethanol has served as an affordable and effective tool for reducing harmful emissions from the transportation sector. By displacing hydrocarbon substances like aromatics in gasoline, ethanol helps reduce emissions of air toxics, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, nitrous oxides, and exhaust hydrocarbons. These pollutants cause smog and ground-level ozone and adversely affect human health. Reducing these emissions means fewer cases of respiratory illness and asthma, heart disease, lung disease, cancer, and even fewer premature deaths.Ethanol provides greater octane. The message from automobile manufacturers could not be clearer: they want—and need—more octane. As automakers introduce more efficient engine technologies, the demand for higher-octane fuels continues to grow. With a blending octane rating of 114, ethanol is the cleanest and most affordable source of octane on the planet. Already, E15 offers an octane rating of 88, giving consumers an added boost at a lower cost. Moreover, a future high-octane fuel like E20-E40 could deliver the same—or better—fuel economy as regular gasoline when paired with an optimized engine, but with less energy expended per mile and fewer emissions.We fully expect ethanol opponents to continue to lob fake news at consumers, but armed with the truth, U.S. ethanol producers, farmers, and consumers can and will fight back in 2019, finally putting to bed the erroneous claims and outrageous lies. That’s not a prediction; that’s a guarantee. SHARE Previous articleU.S. Optimistic on China Trade TalksNext articleIndiana Firms Invited to Submit Innovative Projects in Agbiosciences Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

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Moldovan journalist to complain to European Court of Human Rights about being refused entry

first_img May 28, 2021 Find out more BelarusEurope – Central Asia BelarusEurope – Central Asia News May 27, 2021 Find out more to go further RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” News Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Organisation center_img “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown читать на русскомMoldovan journalist Natalia Morar has decided to complain to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg after being prevented from entering Russia for the second time on 27 February. Morar was based in Moscow until she was denied entry for the first time on her return from a trip abroad on 16 December.“We support this initiative by Morar and we hope the European Court of Human Rights will order the Russian authorities to explain their grounds for not letting her into the country,” the press freedom organisation said. “Morar works for an independent Russian newspaper and she just wants to continue doing her job.”When Morar was again denied entry on arriving in Moscow’s Domodedovo airport with her Russian husband on a flight from the Moldovan capital of Chisinau on 27 February, she spent three days in the airport’s transit area before returning to Moldova.Morar told Reporters Without Borders: “Several articles of the European Convention on Human Rights have been violated. A family cannot be separated, which is what has happened to me. Furthermore, during those three days in Domodedovo airport, they denied my basic rights by not giving me water and food. And they have not notified me of the reasons for this second refusal.”Since Morar’s return to Chisinau, her mother has received two anonymous calls in the middle of the night. “Your daughter is taking too many liberties, this will finish badly,” the first caller said. “You know, they are going to get rid of your daughter,” the second caller said, a few days later.“This is a classical tactic of psychological pressure on my mother,” Morar said. “She felt ill and emergency services had to be called.” Morar reported the threatening phone calls to the police, who promised to find out who was making them. News RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more News March 12, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Moldovan journalist to complain to European Court of Human Rights about being refused entry Follow the news on Belaruslast_img read more

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Blaney says HSE call centre should be based in Letterkenny

first_img Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Newsx Adverts Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – May 17, 2010 Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Facebook HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Google+center_img Pinterest Google+ Previous articleCllr Barry O’Neill is new VEC chairNext articleAudit of Raphoe abuse claims to be published by end of 2010 News Highland Facebook WhatsApp PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Blaney says HSE call centre should be based in Letterkenny Twitter The HSE is being urged to bring jobs to Letterkenny rather than take them away.Deputy Niall Blaney has met the Health Minister Mary Harney to discuss the National Review of GP Out of Hours Service, which recommends that one call centre replace three currently in operation in the West.It’s widely believed Galway will be chosen as the site, but Deputy Blaney says the jobs should be located in Letterkenny, and he is seeking a meeting with the HSE Chief Executive Brendan Drumm to press his case.He says Minister Harney was positive about the idea…[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/00blany3pm.mp3[/podcast] Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers last_img read more

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Aruna Roy And Nikhil Dey Move SC For Payment of Wages to MNREGA Workers, Temporary Job Cards To Migrants [Read Petition]

first_imgTop StoriesAruna Roy And Nikhil Dey Move SC For Payment of Wages to MNREGA Workers, Temporary Job Cards To Migrants [Read Petition] Radhika Roy4 April 2020 1:34 AMShare This – xA petition has been filed before the Supreme Court of India by activists Aruna Roy and Nikhil Dey for issuance of uniform guidelines to all States/Union Territories to ensure that all active and registered job card holders under the MGNREGA Act are deemed to be at work, and are accordingly paid full wages at the earliest.The plea, filed by Advocate Prashant Bhushan on behalf of 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?LoginA petition has been filed before the Supreme Court of India by activists Aruna Roy and Nikhil Dey for issuance of uniform guidelines to all States/Union Territories to ensure that all active and registered job card holders under the MGNREGA Act are deemed to be at work, and are accordingly paid full wages at the earliest.The plea, filed by Advocate Prashant Bhushan on behalf of the activists, seeks for the protection of the fundamental rights to health and livelihood guaranteed under Article 14 and Article 21 of the Constitution of India of over 7.6 crore active job card holders under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005 (MGNREGA Act). The issue highlighted in the petition stems from the order dated 24.03.2020 issued under Section 6 and Section 10 of the National Disaster Management Act, 2005, which has virtually placed the entire country under a National Lockdown in wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, with exceptions reserved for essential services/goods. It is noted in the plea that the Consolidated Guidelines of 28.03.2020, issued under the 24th March order, make no exception for works performed under the MGNREGA Act. However, in violation of the binding order/guidelines, Ministry of Rural Development has directed State Governments to continue with MGNREGA works wherever possible, thereby putting at risk the health/lives of the workers. There is a violation of Article 14 as, being largely construction work which entails passing of material from one person to another, it renders social distancing impossible to observe. Additionally, as COVID-19 is now present in almost all districts of the country, it becomes a serious health hazard for the vulnerable sections of society who are desperate to find work/wages. The livelihood of the MGNREGA workers is also at risk as it is not possible to any NREGA work open under lockdown conditions; transport has only been restricted to movement of essential services/goods. Furthermore, directions for full payment of wages for all active and registered job card holders under the MGNREGA Act would also be in consonance with the directions dated 20.03.2020 issued by the Ministry of Labour as per which all Public/Private establishments and all Chief Secretaries of States have been directed that “during the Coronavirus crisis all workers will deemed to be on duty, even if they are absent from work and should be paid full wages”. The 29th March order of the National Disaster Management Authority had also directed all employers to make payments of wages of their workers on the due date without any deductions. Therefore, the plea goes on to state that MGNREGA being a programme that is meant to be a lifeline for rural works during distressing circumstances, it would be unfair to not enable the provisions under the Act to provide support that it is designed to give when workers are facing country’s worst challenge of unemployment and limited access to money and food grains. The prayers sought for in the petition are as follows: 1. Issuance of a writ of mandamus to Respondents to deem all active MGNREGA registered households as on duty for the entire duration of the lockdown period starting from 24.03.2020 and pay their full wage on a time rate basis accordingly. 2. Issuance of a writ of mandamus to the Respondents to issue individual temporary job cards within 15 days to all migrants who have returned from cities to their native villages. 3. Issuance of a writ of mandamus to the Respondents to draw up interim guidelines, and/or an amended scheme under Section 4 of the Act, and appropriately amend the schedule of works under Schedule 1 of the Act for implementing MGNREGA during the FY 2020-2021 once the lockdown period is over, to respond to this crisis in a sustainable manner in view of the lasting threat of waves of the virus. 4. Issuance of writ of mandamus to the Respondents to increase the entitlement of households from 100 days of work to 200 days per household to support rural livelihoods during the emerging economic crisis. The petition is likely to be listed on 7th of April, 2020.Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition] Next Storylast_img read more

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