I’ll hold Sirius Minerals for now. But there’s a high-growth stock I’d buy today

first_img Enter Your Email Address Manika Premsingh | Saturday, 22nd February, 2020 | More on: BWY SXX 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. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Manika Premsingh I’ll hold Sirius Minerals for now. But there’s a high-growth stock I’d buy today When I last wrote on Sirius Minerals (LSE: SXX), the polyhalite miner at the brink of bankruptcy, it looked like the story was all but over. At the time, the company’s board said that an alternative finance proposal involving a debt raise had been unsuccessful. The board encouraged shareholders to allow the all-cash acquisition bid by the FTSE 100 multi-commodity miner Anglo American to go through at 5.5p a share. This development followed a 4.8% drop in SXX’s share price fall to 5.03p, though it has inched back up since.  New investor in the mix Since then, there have been developments in the Sirius sage. Hedge fund Odey Asset Management just became a shareholder in SXX, buying a 1.3% stake. It earlier held a derivatives position in the company, according to news reports. As a shareholder, it now holds voting rights and intends to vote against the current AAL offer, which it says doesn’t represent “fair value for shareholders in Sirius”. 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…Additionally, it values the company’s equity at 120% above the board’s offer and says that it will vote in favour of the deal at a price of 7p and above. With many shareholders unlikely to be present at the time of voting, it further adds that those who are present will have “magnified power”. There’s more. There’s now a Sirius Minerals’ Investor Action Group in place, which includes investors who are trying to raise debt funding for the company. In the meantime, AAL has defended its current offer for Sirius Minerals. In other words, AAL’s buyout of SXX no longer looks as much like a done deal as it did a week ago. Lucrative alternatives So where does it leave the existing investor? The plot has thickened, and now, of all times, is not the time to sell. I’m holding, for sure. But I’m also looking at other investing opportunities that promise gains.  For capital gains, high-performers in the FTSE 250 or relatively new entrants to the FTSE 100 are good stocks to consider, to my mind. Consider, FTSE 250 property builder Bellway (LSE:BWY) which has seen an upswing in prices recently. Still, compared to its FTSE 100 real estate counterparts Barratt Developments, Persimmon, and Taylor Wimpy, Bellway’s price-to-earnings ratio is slightly lower at sub-10 times. Since posting a positive trading update in the first week of February, the company’s share price has been on the rise. From the day of the release up to the time of writing, it’s up by 6.2%.  Bellway’s outlook is positive as well, and most analysts put a ‘buy’ rating on it. Further, its dividend yield is superior to the average FTSE 250 yield of 2.8%. At 3.5%, it’s not the most lucrative passive income generator, but given that it’s a promising growth stock, a higher than average yield is icing on the cake. The real estate sector has just got a Brexit boost, and with green-shoots of recovery in the UK economy becoming evident, I think the cyclical sector maybe in for better times ahead, making BWY a good buy.  Manika Premsingh owns shares of Sirius Minerals. 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. 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Ben Foden takes on Cross-fit

first_imgIf you are a fan of cross-fit you can try and do the same challenge as Ben. He did three rounds, non-stop, with four tyre flips, eight sledgehammer swings each side, 16 rope tosses, one keg walk and six push-ups on the Olympic rings each time. Working flipping hard: England’s Ben Foden sweats his way through a Cross-fit challenge with MultipowerHE MAY be part of a three-horse race for England’s 15 jersey this November, alongside Alex Goode and Mike Brown, but Ben Foden is in superb form.Right old knees-up: Foden hangs toughThe Northampton Saint has been flying from full-back so far this season and with fresh confidence to match his unquestionable skill many are expecting him to push his way into Stuart Lancaster’s plans for England’s Tests against Australia, Argentina and New Zealand.How has he gotten in such good nick? Well, the folks over at Multipower reckon their exclusive cross-fit session with him has had some bearing.Here he is flipping tyres, wielding sledgehammers, walking with kegs, hoiking his knees to his elbows, swishing battle ropes and pushing out press-ups on Olympic rings as part of an exclusive challenge. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Good luck. Looking at the state of Ben afterwards, you’ll need it…Ben Foden uses Multipower Sportsfood. To win a case of Multipower Fit Protein Lite click here.last_img read more

30 Houses Building / Rahola Vidal

first_imgArchDaily 30 Houses Building / Rahola VidalSave this projectSave30 Houses Building / Rahola Vidal Area:  5869 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Rahola Vidal Area Area of this architecture project Apartments “COPY” Save this picture!© Juny Brullet+ 11 Share 2009 “COPY” Year:  CopyApartments•Barcelona, Spain Spain 30 Houses Building / Rahola Vidal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/391782/30-houses-building-rahola-vidal Clipboard Projects 2009 Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/391782/30-houses-building-rahola-vidal Clipboard Photographs Photographs:  Juny BrulletCollaborators:BOMA, ALPHA, Mario BarredoClint:Patrimonial Naviera, S.A.Construction:COPCISA, S.A.Budget:2.652.742 €Architect In Charge:Víctor Rahola Aguadé, Jorge Vidal TomásCity:BarcelonaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Juny BrulletText description provided by the architects. The new projected residential building maintains the existing facade to Corcega Street and to the Caputxins Passage, while the rest of the ancient construction has been demolished.Save this picture!© Juny Brullet The building occupies the maximum volume allowed in the plot. On the back side the volume breaks and moves back to match with the neighboring building. Due to the characteristics of the volume, 30 apartments appear grouped in 8 different typologies: duplex on the ground floor with private backyard and simplex on the upper floors.Save this picture!© Juny BrulletThe new facade is defined by painted steel shutters. The individual windows are grouped in bigger bars unifying the whole. The shutter’s structure is advanced to the plane of the facade to generate terraces. These are conceived as an extension of the adjacent interior space.Save this picture!FacadeProject gallerySee allShow lessImagine Our Digital Future and Join the Glass House Conversations’ Last Online Dialo…Architecture NewsBallymahon / ODOS architectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Barcelona, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this officeRahola VidalOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBarcelonaSpainPublished on June 28, 2013Cite: “30 Houses Building / Rahola Vidal” [Edificio de 30 Viviendas / Rahola Vidal] 28 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorGlassMitrexSolar PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSealantsAGROB BUCHTALHow To Benefit From Ceramic Tiles With Hytect SurfaceSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassFacade SystemsTrimoTrimoterm FTV in the BASE – Backing wallSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingDoorsVEKAFront Doors – SOFTLINECurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsVentilated Facades on Building in PamplonaDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewAccessories / TV MountsYellow Goat DesignScreens – BlossomMore 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

‘Kanaal’ in Wijnegem / Stéphane Beel Architects

first_img Photographs Year:  “COPY” Stéphane Beel, Bram Seghers ‘Kanaal’ in Wijnegem / Stéphane Beel Architects 2015 Area:  13090 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Products used in this ProjectCurtain WallsJansenFacade Systems – VISS Basic TV/VISS Ixtra TVCollaborators:Sophie Meersseman, Line Lambrechts, Jan Van Loven, Philippe Morel, Jeroen JonckheereEngineering:Botec nvEnergy:EDV EngineeringClient:Idetex nvCity:WijnegemCountry:BelgiumMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jan LiégeoisText description provided by the architects. A valuable, 19th-century industrial site along the Albert Canal near Antwerp (BE) is transformed into a contemporary site for mixed use. Besides workshops, museum space, offices and underground parking, the majority of the site are converted into housing units. Stéphane Beel Architects is responsible for the transformation of the silos of the old malt house, a part of the overall development project.Save this picture!ModelGREY SILOSThe upgrading of the grey silos is a delicate assignment. The design in question allows the existing buildings to live on/function and makes a new function possible without endangering the character of the silo complex. A strategic intervention makes it possible to create homes and guarantees the liveability of the available view and natural light. In the case of two grey silos, 31 and 28 metres of their height, respectively, are removed and replaced by a new, slender and transparent silo volume.Save this picture!© Jan LiégeoisThe six remaining silos are retained and are perforated by small openings. This intervention creates several housing units. Either three closed spaces with circular floor plans (the existing silos) and an open space with a square plan (the new silo) or six closed spaces with circular floor plans (the existing silos) and two open spaces with square floor plans (the new silo). The openness of the square space – which contains the living room – makes it possible to retain the closed, solid concrete silos. The openings in the existing silos keep to a structural logic and outline specific distant views.Save this picture!Third Level PlanBy placing new, transparent silos at opposite sides and in the middle of the existing silos, the outlines and solidity of the silo complex are retained. The bottom sections of all the existing silos are kept all the way around, and on a raised platform also provide a museum space and entry to the housing units. The grey silos are separate from each other and where necessary are linked by glazed bridges. The two new silos adhere to the same logic. The vertical circulation is combined with the circulation of the adjacent white silos and is linked with the same type of bridge.Save this picture!© Jan LiégeoisWHITE SILOSThe existing white silos are removed for technical reasons of stability and are replaced by a new housing volume on top of the existing ‘karnak’ space. The new volume is clad entirely in white or bare wood and is in clear contrast to the existing grey silos. The glazing is in silver/white reflective glass and the wood is in the same colour.Save this picture!Concept SchemeThe new housing function enables the silo complex to remain in existence. In their turn, the interventions and conversions ensure the implementation of contemporary requirements in terms of comfort and safety, improve the admission of natural light into the complex and form a positive contrast to the existing construction. The appeal and appearance of the silos are thereby retained.Save this picture!© Jan LiégeoisProject gallerySee allShow lessThe SDG Academy Has Launched Free, Graduate-Level Courses on Sustainable Development…Architecture NewsSewn Timber Shell / ICD University of Stuttgart + DDRC Tongji UniversitySelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Stokerijstraat 19, 2110 Wijnegem, BelgiumLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” Structural Engineering: ArchDaily Blasco bvba Apartments Save this picture!© Jan Liégeois+ 19 Share Projectscenter_img Photographs:  Jan Liégeois Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Jansen, Alumet, Schüco, Larch FSC LABEL, afzelia Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/885884/kanaal-in-wijnegem-stephane-beel-architects Clipboard Belgium Studiebureau Mouton Lead Architects: Acoustics: CopyApartments, Adaptive Reuse•Wijnegem, Belgium ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/885884/kanaal-in-wijnegem-stephane-beel-architects Clipboard ‘Kanaal’ in Wijnegem / Stéphane Beel ArchitectsSave this projectSave‘Kanaal’ in Wijnegem / Stéphane Beel Architects Architects: Stéphane Beel Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeStéphane Beel ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentAdaptive reuseWijnegemBelgiumPublished on December 22, 2017Cite: “‘Kanaal’ in Wijnegem / Stéphane Beel Architects” 22 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesSynthetics / AsphaltMitrexSolar RoofMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalPlumbingSanifloGreywater Pump – Sanifast®SWH190WoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodMembranesEffisusAVCL Systems for FacadesSinksCosentinoBathroom Collection – Silestone® WashbasinsDoorsStudcoPocket Door Trims – CavKitWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Surface Finish – prePATINA-LineHanging LampsEureka LightingSuspended Lights – BloomMetallicsBaileyFacade Systems- I-Line Snap-On Feature ChannelMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?比利时 “Kanaal” 工业筒仓巧妙改造成公寓 / Stéphane Beel 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! 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War of words over Venezuela’s future

first_imgThis article was published in pagina12.com.ar on June 10. Translation by Michael Otto. Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, has four seasons: spring, summer, autumn and Caribbean. All of them fit within a day and a night. They overlap.  They create rhythms and dramas, especially for motorcyclists who flee the daily downpours. In only 10 minutes the sky seems to have emptied. It’s everyday life in a city where the country’s national politics are almost totally concentrated. What happens outside the capital is news when it involves strategic territories in the geography of war.One of those territories borders Colombia. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced the reopening [June 8] of the international crossing between the state of Táchira, Venezuela, and the city of Cúcuta, Colombia.  This story made headline news on Feb. 22 and 23 when the border bridges were transformed into a Hollywood set for a hostile attempt to enter Venezuelan territory by force. The reopening took place within a zone that normally combines fuel smuggling and Colombian paramilitarism with economic and media attacks on Venezuela.Media attention to self-proclaimed “president” Juan Guaidó has accompanied him into his decline. He spent barely four months in an ascension catapulted by [U.S. President] Donald Trump’s support for his current attempts to stick to his plan to replace Maduro. Guaidó’s tendency to lose strength is due to his own inability to fulfill his promises.  This arose from his initial miscalculation, which led him to announce the imminent fall of President Maduro’s government.What kind of outcome did Trump have in mind when he blessed Guaidó with a tweet? One similar to what happened with the conflict that [Washington] opened against Mexico on May 30 and was resolved last Friday night [June 7]. That threat was based on an asymmetry of power, the cornering of the adversary and a forced negotiation with Trump’s shots fired via Twitter. Then Trump used the result with Mexico to display an international trophy for his domestic program, which is already taking the form of a presidential campaign. Defeating Bolivarian Venezuela was also supposed to be a quick victory.But it didn’t work for four reasons: Venezuela diversified its markets — mainly with China and Russia — to seek a way out of the economic blockade.  The Bolivarian government was able to counter such scenarios due to their experiences in 2014 and 2017 [when faced with right-wing violence]. The coup plotters’ were unable to crack the Bolivarian National Armed Forces.  And the practice of holding regular mobilizations in the streets was a way to support the internal balance of power within Chavismo, among other things.Opposition forces dividedThis is compounded by what U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recognized: the divisions and personal ambitions within the Venezuelan right wing. “Keeping the Venezuelan opposition united has been diabolically difficult for us,” he said in a recent audio, adding that 40 opposition figures have presidential ambitions. (venezuelanalysis.com, June 6)This division within the opposition is public. One sector maintains that force alone can lead to the fall of Maduro and does not recognize Chavismo as a political player.  Another states that the outcome may include dialogue with Chavismo, provided that the roadmap begins with the departure of the current president. Still another remains cautious in its statements in view of the present lack of clarity surrounding the situation.Elliott Abrams, U.S. special envoy for Venezuela, stated in an article in the June 5 Miami Herald that the resolution of the conflict should pass, in part, through the departure of Nicolás Maduro and the recognition of the National Assembly by Chavismo.  In other words, representatives will return to the National Assembly chamber. Three interpretations follow:  First, Abrams’ public message maintains that President Maduro must leave, while at the same time it recognizes Chavismo — mainly the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) — as a political actor in Abrams’ scenario for the future. Second, that one of the core points of the current attempt at debate and dialogue concerns legislative authority, which include both the National Assembly and the National Constituent Assembly — and a possible electoral resolution. Third, Abrams seeks to divide Chavismo with his words in order to create false paths. These private and public  machinations are aimed at locating points where Chavistas might split.End the U.S. blockade!Maduro has referred to the National Assembly on several occasions.  He has repeatedly stated that Chavismo must prepare for an early election campaign and has reaffirmed the constituents’ decision to extend the National Constituent Assembly’s operation until the end of 2020. As for  economic issues, the Venezuelan government demands that the U.S. blockade must end, while John Bolton, U.S. national security advisor, states that it will be intensified, particularly in the oil sector.Those are the last public statements of each side. It is not yet known if there will be another round of negotiations in Oslo, Norway’s capital, the city where the first steps have been taken [in meetings this spring]. In a statement in which he expressed his support for a peaceful resolution, President Vladimir Putin of Russia confirmed that his government is neither creating a military base in Venezuela nor deploying troops.Putin declared: “Let’s elect a US president, a British prime minister, a French president like that. What will it be? — where would that lead? I would like to ask those who support this kind of thing — Have you gone mad? Do you understand where this can lead?” (AFP, June 6)Putin was referring to what is at stake with Guaidó’s self-proclamation as Venezuela’s president. Putin’s statements were made during the meeting attended by People’s Republic of China President Xi Jinping at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, where cooperation agreements were signed between Venezuela and Russia.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Reporters Without Borders condemns a string of violent attacks against Palestinian journalists

first_img WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists RSF_en IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Organisation RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes June 3, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts The following day, 15 June 2004, Qusini was working in Nablus, covering an Israeli Army incursion into the town (photo). He was among a group of around a dozen journalists who were covering a military operation around a building. The soldiers used loudhailers to insult them and threatened to destroy their equipment unless they left the area. Qusini protested and asked to see the order that it was a “closed military zone”. An angry officer called for his arrest and he was bundled into an Israeli jeep and his jacket was ripped off and used to blindfold him. His colleagues only secured his release on the condition that they all immediately left the area.In a previous letter to Israeli Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz, Reporters Without Borders called for an “impartial, swift and rigorous” investigation into the shooting of Agence France-Presse photographer Mahmoud Hams, 25, who was wounded on 5 May 2004 in the Gaza Strip. The organisation has so far received no response. IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders has written to Israeli Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz to protest at a string of violent attacks by the Israeli Army against Palestinian journalists in the Nablus area between 10-15 June 2004. Reuters photographer Abed Qusini was threatened with arrest. June 21, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders condemns a string of violent attacks against Palestinian journalists News News Follow the news on Israel Palestinian photographer Jaafar Ishtayeh, working for Agence France-Presse (AFP), was slightly injured in the back by a tear gas canister in al-Zawiyeh village on 13 June. He was taken to hospital and discharged after treatment but was unable to resume work for several days.Associated Press (AP) photographer, Nasser Ishtayeh, was also in al-Zawiyeh during the demonstrations. He arrived there after waiting more than an hour at a military checkpoint and was threatened by soldiers. He reported that one of them said to him, “Watch out, we have already injured two of your friends. You better take care if you don’t want to be the third”.Photographer Abed Qusini of the British Reuters news agency narrowly avoided arrest on the same day in the same village. He said he was with a group of Palestinian journalists and filming, when a soldier ordered his arrest on the grounds that the area had been declared a “closed military zone”. Qusini, who speaks Hebrew, asked to see the written order and to photograph it to show to Reuters that all journalists were banned from the area.One soldier and then a second grabbed his wrists and tried to seize his equipment. He struggled and tried to use his mobile phone to call for help. An officer then ordered his arrest and two soldiers attached his hand to their vehicle with plastic handcuffs. Fifteen minutes later he was freed but threatened with further arrest unless he immediately left the scene. to go further Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists Reporters Without Borders today protested to Israeli Defence Minister, Shaul Mofaz, about a string of violent attacks by the Israeli Army against Palestinian journalists in the northern town of Nablus on the West Bank between 10-15 June 2004.”The methods the Israeli Army uses to hamper the international media from covering its clashes with Palestinians over the construction of its security fence are unacceptable,” the international press freedom organisation said.”The army last week resorted to intimidation and threats and fired tear gas canisters directly at journalists, injuring two of them. It is evident that during operations, the Israeli Army systematically obstructs the work of Palestinian journalists. They are also heedless of their safety, taking unsufficient precautions to avoid injuring these civilians, who have to be there in order to report on the situation,” it added.Palestinian photographer Alaa Badarneh of the European Press Agency (EPA) went to al-Zawiyeh village, around 30 kms south of Nablus on 10 June to cover local Palestinian protests against the building of the security fence. He described how soldiers broke up the demonstration with tear gas. One soldier around 40 metres away targeted him, firing a tear gas canister directly at his legs.Badarneh was picked up at the scene in a private car and after going through several Israeli roadblocks he reached Nablus hospital where he was kept under observation for the day. He had been clearly identifiable as a journalist, wearing a fluorescent jacket marked “PRESS”. News May 28, 2021 Find out more May 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Deputy McHugh to discuss security issues with the north’s Justice minister

first_imgNewsx Adverts Deputy McHugh to discuss security issues with the north’s Justice minister PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal WhatsApp Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Donegal Deputy Joe McHugh is in Belfast to meet Northern Ireland Justice Minister David Ford and PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott.Deputy Mchugh is Fine Gael North-South Cooperation Spokesperson and Justice Spokesperson.On the agenda will be Security and policing concerns in the Border region and in Northern Ireland, Justice and legal issues of common interest and the re-emergence of the threat posed by paramilitary forces Facebook Google+ Twittercenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Previous articleOctober Night With The Stars 2010Next articleMan rescued after getting into difficulty at Creevey Pier News Highland Google+ Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Pinterest By News Highland – October 13, 2010 HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republiclast_img read more

“Today Is The ‘Test Night’, Ensure No One Dies Due To Lack Of Oxygen As It Is Violation Of Article 21”: Bombay High Court To Goa Govt

first_imgTop Stories”Today Is The ‘Test Night’, Ensure No One Dies Due To Lack Of Oxygen As It Is Violation Of Article 21″: Bombay High Court To Goa Govt Nupur Thapliyal & Sparsh Upadhyay12 May 2021 6:55 AMShare This – xStressing that if a COVID positive patient dies due to the lack of Oxygen, it is an infringement of the right to life under Article 21, the Bombay High Court (Goa Bench) today observed that it is every state’s responsibility to protect the lives of its citizens.Bench: We don’t want that any newspaper reports tomorrow that these many people died yesterday. Let us focus on today’s night and ensure that no one dies.#COVIDManagement#Goa#BombayHighCourt#Oxygen— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) May 12, 2021 Noting that patients are indeed suffering and even in some cases succumbing for want of the supply of oxygen, in the State of Goa, the Bench of Justice M. S. Sonak & Justice N. W. Sambre specifically remarked, “The Constitution says that no lives should be lost, if deaths occur due to want of oxygen, then it is a clear case of violating the fundamental right to life, and it is not acceptable.”Bench: No one is being blamed, but we now know that deaths have occurred due to the non-supply of Oxygen. Let us not live in a state of denial.Bench praises medical professionals: They are living by Hippocratic Oath. Have done a lot for the State.#COVIDManagement#Goa— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) May 12, 2021The Court also observed that the situation about the supply of oxygen at the Goa Medical College is quite grim and that we have long passed the stage of determining whether patients are suffering from the lack of oxygen or not. Importantly, the Court also remarked, “(There exists) a corresponding duty cast on the State to ensure that this life is not extinguished on account of inability on the part of the State to supply oxygen to these unfortunate victims of the pandemic. This duty can neither be avoided by pleading helplessness nor by putting forth logistical difficulties in sourcing and supplying oxygen.”Bench: We are a constitutional court, Article 21 is about the Right To Life, and Supreme Court has interpreted the Article to the extent that it is every state’s responsibility to protect the lives of the citizens.#COVIDManagement#Goa#BombayHighCourt#Oxygen— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) May 12, 2021Submissions made before the Court All the Officials presented before the Court, explained about that the issues involved in the supply of oxygen, particularly, at Goa Medical College. They pointed out that though the capacity of beds at Goa Medical College is about 700 beds, there are approximately 950 patients admitted at Goa Medical College and that such excess patients have to be administered oxygen through loose cylinders. In view of oxygen crises being faced by the GMC, the Court said that the State will have to take all necessary steps to ensure that such logistical difficulties are overcome at the earliest and that there are no casualties for want of a supply of oxygen to the pandemic victims. Court’s observations Posting the matter for tomorrow, the Court expressed hope that at least tonight, and even hereafter, with the joint efforts of the Dean and the State Administration of which he is a part, there are no casualties at the Goa Medical College for want of oxygen. Further, accepting the conditions proposed by the learned Advocate General and directing the authorities to comply with such conditions, the Court waived the requirement of Covid negative certificate to two drivers and one helper per goods vehicle until further orders.Bench: Doctors working day and night, now police will also have to work day and night on the state borders, we are also working day night. We are only considering how the system should be revived, some introspection necessary as to how we reached here.— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) May 12, 2021 However, the Court made it clear that at each of the borders, the police or the other authorities will have to scan such persons with the thermal guns to see whether they display any symptoms. “If they display the symptoms, then, the police authorities or the other authorities should deny access to such persons within the State of Goa”, added the Court. Lastly, underlining that the limited waiver is not to be construed as a general license for permitting any persons to enter into the State of Goa, without having the Covid negative certificate, the Court said, “We clarify that we have not ordered the sealing of Goa borders but having regard to the unfortunate fact that Goa is one of the worst affected State, we have only directed that a covid negative certificate be insisted from persons entering into Goa.”Bench: We waive the requirement of the #COVID negative certificate for good vehicle’s 2 drivers and 1 helper, but they will have to be scanned by thermal guns.But this shouldn’t be treated as a general license for any person to enter Goa without a negative certificate— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) May 12, 2021Therefore, all concerned were directed to realize that there is no unnecessary insistence of waiver in the name of protecting the interests of the economy. “No doubt, the importance of the economy can never be undermined, but at this stage at least, the priority and emphasis shall have to be on issues of health and survival. Ultimately, the economy is for the people and not the other way round. Once the position improves, obviously the focus can and perhaps will have to shift on the economy, which the Learned AG points out is so vital,” concluded the Court. Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderTags#Goa COVID -19 COVID Entry in Goa Negative Certificate Oxygen Shortage oxygen Oxygen Crisis Oxygen Supply Goa Medical College Article 21 Next Storylast_img read more

Inishowen sees ‘big increase’ in joyriding

first_img Twitter Facebook By News Highland – May 19, 2020 Inishowen sees ‘big increase’ in joyriding Twitter Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleCovid-19 emergency may with us for years to comeNext articleBody found during searches for missing Donegal woman News Highland Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR An Inishowen Cllr says there’s been a big increase in joy riding incidents on the peninsula.Gardai are aware of the issue and are monitoring the routes in question.It’s understood that not all the culprits are from north of the border.Cllr Terry Crossan says the force is under enough pressure with the current crisis and has hit out at those responsible:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/terrdfgdfgdfgdfy1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more

Guru

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Thisweek’s guru column.Nothanks, I couldn’t manage another wordAftera long day at the office there is nothing Guru likes better than to leafthrough his favourite books on management theory. But, apparently, Guru is inthe minority. Only 13 per cent of professionals read in the evening to relax,according to research. One-fifthswitches on the TV and watches shows such as Inspector Morse, Match of the Day,Frasier and Ally McBeal to unwind. Eight per cent listen to music and 6 percent drink. Itappears that well-off women over the age of 40 have got the best techniques forrelaxation – they indulge in baths, facials and chocolate.  Vickyserves up some team spiritWhilewe’re on the subject of names (see cartoon), a woman named after the entire1974 Liverpool football team has landed a job at Anfield.Shewas christened Victoria Shankly Clemence Smith Lyndsay Thompson Cormack HughesKeegan Hall Heighway Toshack Callaghan Lawler Edwards after Liverpool won the1974 FA Cup Final. She will work in catering at the club, and the 26-year-oldexplains that it is a dream come true for her father.Asa “Shrimpers” fan, Guru considered calling his first born after the mostsuccessful Southend Utd team in living memory, then realised that there hasn’tbeen one.Jimmembership (or Jane) is lureGuruaccepts that in a competitive job market it is vital to offer potential staffexcellent employee benefits, but surely the city of San Francisco has gone toofar. Thepublic authority is now offering health insurance plans worth $33,000 (£22,407)to cover sex-change operations for its employees. Funnily enough, it’s a first.Apparentlyorganising an affinity deal for employees with a couple of local gyms justwasn’t enough. He’sthe Welsh soloist bar nunThehills were alive with the sound of HR directors singing their favourite tunesfrom The Sound of Music at a conference late last month. Well, there was anexcuse for it – the conference, or more grandly-named HR Summit, was takingplace in the beautiful Swiss town of Montreux. Thenames of the very senior HR professionals had probably better remain underclosely guarded wraps (you know who you are) but Guru was very impressed with acertain singer who happened to be Welsh and the personnel director of a leadingmedia company.TomJones had better watch out – there is clearly a new kid on the block.  Imagineer!Obscure titles that win the dayTherewere many great titles to choose from in Personnel Today’s bizarre job namecompetition. Guru almost changed his title to creative director of the world,as one executive in a cosmetics firm is called, or imagineer, which pretentiousperformance consultants call themselves.Butthe second prize of a bottle of bubbly had to go to Ian Townsend, currentlydevelopment manager at Disability Matters (nothing funny there), but who onceheld the title of teacher in charge of wet playtime.Therecan only be one winner. Two bottles of bubbly go to Alan James. As thepersonnel director, he is currently looking for someone to fill the position ofdirector of the centre for pentecostal and charismatic studies [part-time] atthe University of Wales, Bangor. Comments are closed. GuruOn 13 Mar 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more