The Unilever share price has outperformed the FTSE 100 in 2020. I’d buy

first_img Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Unilever share price has outperformed the FTSE 100 in 2020. I’d buy Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares For many investors, safety has been the keyword for 2020, and many flocked to the usual haven of gold. But here’s the thing that strikes me — investing for safety works best before things go wrong, not after the catastrophe has hit. On that score, I rate Unilever (LSE: ULVR) as one of the safest long-term investments ever. The Unilever share price looks set to end 2020 around 2% up, which is certainly better than the FTSE 100‘s 12% fall. But that’s just the start of the Unilever story.Over the past five years, the Unilever share price has risen by 50%. Over the same timescale, the FTSE 100 has managed a gain of just 5.5%. Admittedly, that Footsie performance does include the Covid-19 crash. But even before the virus scourge hit the planet, Unilever shares were already well ahead of the index.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…What about 10 years? The FTSE 100 has suffered a pretty bad decade, with Brexit not exactly helping UK shares. The overall gain of 10% is poor compared to the index’s history. We have, though, had dividends averaging around 4% per year to help compensate. But it still doesn’t come close to the 125% climb we’ve seen from the Unilever share price in the same 10 years. Oh, and Unilever has been paying healthy dividends too. So that’s a hands-down win for Unilever over a decade.Unilever share price over 20 yearsBut what if we look back further, say 20 years, and see how the whole century has gone so far? Well, the poor old Footsie has grown by a rather feeble-looking 6.5%. It has, of course, had to cope with an oil price crash and the UK banking crisis. Oh, and another oil price crash. The Unilever share price, by contrast, is up 250% so far this century (with all those lovely dividends to add on top).I’m really not surprised that Unilever investors have done do well. Unilever offers a whole host of essential food, cleaning, home and personal hygiene brands. The company’s reach is truly global too, with hardly a country missing out on its brands. North Korea might not have any, I guess. In fact, I often think about how it’s probably almost impossible to do a week’s shopping without buying any Unilever brands. And I’m saying that with some toast and Marmite next to my keyboard — yes, in case you didn’t know, Marmite is one of Unilever’s.Worth a high valuation?With that amazing track record, the shares must be on a high valuation, mustn’t they? Well, yes. On the current Unilever share price, we’re looking at P/E multiples of around 20. That’s a fair bit higher than the FTSE 100’s long-term average of about 14. Some investors might hesitate at that for a company that just sells ordinary, everyday stuff.But Unilever shares have commanded that kind of valuation for as long as I can remember. It comes from having an unassailable market advantage, providing a safe investment, and generating vast amounts of cash to hand over in dividends.I’ve no idea if the Unilever share price will beat the FTSE 100 in 2021. It might very well not if there’s a general recovery. But I’d buy Unilever and hold for the next 10 or 20 years. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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 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. 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Can these shares drive the FTSE 100 above 8,000 points in 2021?

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images Alan Oscroft | Saturday, 29th May, 2021 Can these shares drive the FTSE 100 above 8,000 points in 2021? 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Alan Oscroft owns shares of Lloyds Banking Group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group, and Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Alan Oscroft Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. The FTSE 100 got off to a rocky start in 2021. But since March it has been gaining ground. It closed Friday at 7,034 points, up 9% since the start of the year. And it almost managed to stay above 7,000 points for a whole week, except for a dip to 6,998 points on Wednesday.Will the FTSE 100 ever break through 8,000 points. And will it stay there? My guess is yes times two. The Footsie has had one of the worst decades I’ve seen. But over the long term, it’s always got through down spells and carried on upwards. I don’t expect that to stop. So what about 2021?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…I’ve been thinking about the stocks that are driving the FTSE 100 this year. And I’m seeing positive signs that companies in a number of sectors are emerging from the pandemic in a better state than expected.The banks appear to be coming out of it reasonably strongly. I’ll pick just two. Barclays shares are up 25% so far in 2021, which is way ahead of the index. And Lloyds Banking Group is doing even better, up more than 35%. Bad debt provisions made by the banks during the pandemic appear to have been unnecessarily high. And freeing up some of that could help boost dividends.Back to BrexitIt’s possible that the 2020 crash has been hiding the horrors that Brexit will become. And that could depress the banks again. But I think the effects will be less tough than I’d feared. If the banks keep on heading up, that should help the FTSE 100 for the rest of the year.If you’d asked me last year which companies I thought would hold back the FTSE 100 in 2021, I would not have hesitated to point to BP and Royal Dutch Shell. Over the short term, we had another oil price slump. And over the longer term, we face the climate change crisis and the urgent need to drastically cut our dependency on hydrocarbon fuels. BP even chose the depths of the crash to announce its net-zero plans. And that gave the shares another kicking.But, though both oilies are well down from their pre-pandemic prices, they’re faring reasonably well in 2021. Shell has gained only 2.6%, but BP shares are up 20% so far. So maybe they won’t be the drag that I’d feared.FTSE 100 drag?Among the biggest FTSE 100 stocks there’s Unilever, which does fine in the long term. But after a relatively resilient pandemic spell, the shares have been falling back. So far in 2021, Unilever is down 5%. So that could put a drag on the index as investors move away from last year’s safety flight. AstraZeneca is up there too. After an early 2021 wobble, the shares are now up 9.5% year-to-date. We’re looking at a trailing P/E of around 40, though. So maybe AstraZeneca won’t do much to drive the FTSE this year.I’d never make an investment decision based on where I thought any price was likely to go in just one year. But I am bullish over the FTSE 100’s prospects for the coming years. Where will it end 2021? I’ll stick my finger in the air and guess around 7,500 points.last_img read more

Está disponible el Manual para obispos y diputados a la…

first_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI [Oficial de Asuntos Públicos] El Manual para obispos y deputados, una referencia importante para entender y navegar por la Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal, se ha revisado para el 2012 y está disponible para ser descargado sin costo alguno aqui.“El Manual para obispos y diputados es una referencia de la Convención General para los diputados electos, así como para los obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal, y está diseñado para ayudar a aclarar detalles sobre la forma en que funciona la Convención General”, explicó el reverendo Gregory Straub, Director Ejecutivo y Secretario de la Convención General. “El Manual es de vital importancia por su información preparatoria para la Convención General de 2012, y se puede obtener del recientemente rediseñado sitio web de la Convención General”.Disponible en inglés y en español, el Manual para obispos y diputados tiene 22 páginas e incluye un resumen del proceso legislativo, un listado de los presidentes de los Comités Legislativos, y un borrador del calendario de la Convención General de 2012.La Convención General de 2012 se llevará a cabo del 5 al 12 de julio en el Centro de Convenciones de Indiana en Indianápolis, IN.La Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal se celebra cada tres años y es el órgano bicameral de gobierno de la iglesia. Se compone de la Cámara de los Obispos, con más de 200 miembros, y la Cámara de los Diputados, con el clero y representantes laicos de las 110 diócesis, a más de 700 miembros.In English: http://bit.ly/wFv3TJ Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Martinsville, VA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector Columbus, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Featured Events Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Job Listing 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 Rector Tampa, FL Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 center_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Bath, NC Press Release Service Está disponible el Manual para obispos y diputados a la Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Posted Feb 21, 2012 Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJlast_img read more

TGS House / Laercio Fabiano Arquitetura

first_img Photographs Houses TGS House / Laercio Fabiano ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveTGS House / Laercio Fabiano Arquitetura Projects TGS House / Laercio Fabiano Arquitetura Save this picture!© Daniel Santo+ 37Curated by Matheus Pereira Share CopyAbout this officeLaercio Fabiano ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBauruBrazilPublished on June 12, 2020Cite: “TGS House / Laercio Fabiano Arquitetura” [Casa TGS / Laercio Fabiano Arquitetura] 12 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Brazil ArchDaily CopyHouses•Bauru, Brazilcenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/941459/tgs-house-laercio-fabiano-arquitetura Clipboard Year:  2019 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/941459/tgs-house-laercio-fabiano-arquitetura Clipboard “COPY” Photographs:  Daniel SantoCity:BauruCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Daniel SantoRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsFastmount®Heavy Duty Panel Fastener at ‘Sandboxes’ HouseResidential ApplicationsAccoyaAccoya® Wood in a Split-Level West Vancouver HomeWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. The TGS house is located in Bauru, a city in the state of São Paulo. It was designed to integrate spaces and to provide interaction between the residents. The spaces are organized according to the functional program. The living and dining room, as well as the kitchen, are the elements that bring life to this wide open space. The kitchen is part of the living area, integrated into the living room to promote conviviality between the users within a single space, formed by areas with different dynamics.Save this picture!© Daniel SantoSave this picture!ElevationSave this picture!© Daniel SantoThe project also includes the possibility of separating these spaces with wooden panels. One of the main highlights is the green wall behind the pool, which adds color to the house and makes the atmosphere less arid. As for materiality, the tactile aspect of the concrete was achieved with the use of irregular wooden boards for the formwork. The porcelain tile flooring and the white walls allow the wooden elements, in its natural tones, to stand out. The sober colors and the use of only a few materials, result in a refined design, which is characteristic of the whole project.Save this picture!© Daniel SantoA very well-lighted corridor provides access to the bedrooms, which are intimate spaces in comparison to the living area of the house. Large windows and doors located on opposite and adjacent walls, besides granting plenty of natural lighting, also ensure cross-ventilation, which allows greater air circulation throughout the house.Save this picture!© Daniel SantoProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse Zevenhuizen / Studio AAANSelected ProjectsAlcantara Apartment / Studio GameiroSelected Projects Share Architects: Laercio Fabiano Arquitetura Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY”last_img read more

Futurebuilders England to accept grant applications at any time

first_img Howard Lake | 28 March 2006 | News Futurebuilders England to accept grant applications at any time AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Futurebuilders England, the government-backed fund for voluntary and community organisations that are planning to deliver public services, will be open for applications continuously from May 2006.The fund is changing its application process, from fixed windows to continuous opening, in order to better respond to the needs of the voluntary and community sector.Futurebuilders has already approved investments for over 100 voluntary and community organisations. It currently has over £70 million left invest in successful applicants from the last window, and those who apply from May onwards. Those interested in applying or wanting to find out more can call Futurebuilders’ enquiries line on 0191 261 5200 or email [email protected] Advertisementcenter_img  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

Domestic workers organize for rights and against ICE

first_imgNational Domestic Workers Alliance and CASA Latina members demand an end to family detention and Zero Tolerance anti-immigrant policies, July 26.Seattle — Domestic workers here have won industrywide standards under basic labor laws for the first time by winning a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in Seattle. The National Domestic Workers Alliance won the breakthrough law at the Seattle City Council meeting on July 23 after months of campaigning.  Then, on July 26, the NDWA called a militant action at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters here against deportations and the separation of families.There are 33,000 domestic workers in Seattle. Nannies, cooks, house cleaners and gardeners, who are mostly women and people of color, have for far too long been excluded from basic labor protections. Under the new law, domestic workers will now receive minimum wage protection plus meal and rest breaks. The law also protects the workers from having their basic documents, like passports, taken away.Funding for enforcement will be increased. The law covers all part-time, full-time, independent contractor and live-in domestic workers in the city, regardless of whether they are technically employed by an agency or a family. (workingwa.org)The law establishes a Domestic Workers Standards Board, comprised of workers and management representatives, to make regular recommendations for improving the law.  The board will oversee enforcement and work to provide protection against discrimination and sexual harassment. The National Domestic Workers Alliance was supported in this victory by Service Employees Local 775 and the labor/community organization Casa Latina.Following the law’s passage, the Domestic Workers Alliance, along with Casa Latina, called an action against the ICE/Trump war on im/migrant families. July 26 was the 30-day deadline for the federal government to return the 3,000 children who were seized by ICE to their parents. There were protests around the country on this date, but Trump failed to meet the deadline.In Seattle, at least 25 people with baby strollers blocked the entrance doors to the ICE headquarters for three hours. A hundred other demonstrators supported them. Protesters carried signs reading, “Nannies Say Families Belong Together, Not in Cages!”Spokeswoman for the Domestic Workers Sylvia Gonzalez said, “We are here in front of ICE committing civil disobedience to stop the separation of families and reunite the children with their parents, because the children are very much affected by their separation.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

China visit reaps new investment

first_imgNewsLocal NewsChina visit reaps new investmentBy admin – March 8, 2012 587 Email Twitter Advertisement WhatsApp Linkedincenter_img Print NEW trade, educational and cultural links between Limerick and China were consolidated this week following high level meetings in Nanjing, a major commercial centre.On his return from a five day visit to Nanjing, where he was accompanied by a top delegation from City Hall,Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mayor Jim Long described the outcome as “hugely successful,” with a likely possibility of big Chinese investment in the region.Speaking to the Limerick Post, he said:“We discussed the training of Chinese pilots in Shannon International Airport, exchanges within our respective universities and IT and software links within our National Technological Park in Plassey.“There is potential now to advance this opportunity to develop Limerick’s links with a huge Chinese market and we are embracing it with open arms and encouraging even further economic links between our respective cities”.The development follows on from previous meetings between Mayor Jim Long and the Mayor of Nanjing, Mr Ji Jianye, the latest of which was in December.During that visit the Nanjing Municipality officials examined economic opportunities, software/financial services industries and available industrial parks in the Mid West. They also explored the Shannon Free Zone and the University of Limerick.Confirming the signing of a memorandum of friendship and co-operation between Limerick and Nanjing, the mayor said this signals a new era in co-operation between both cities.“There is an agreement to actively pursue exchange and co-operation in various fields including trade, education and culture and during our visit to Nanjing, which has a population of eight million, with a number of educational collaborations with Ireland, they expressed an interest with keeping in close contact with the University of Limerick and beginning exchanges and co-operation in science/technology entrepreneurship and information technology research.“We have now captured a real opportunity for Limerick. Dublin has established strong links with Beijing, Cork has strengthened its trade with Shanghai and now Limerick has firmly captured an economic and cultural link with Nanjing, which I’m very much looking forward to progressing”.In Nanjing, the delegation also met with its Mayor, Ji Jianye, the Deputy Mayor Luo Qun in charge of industrial development, Yang Weize, who led the Nanjing delegation to Limerick in December, Director General of the Nanjing Yuhua ‘Software Valley’ District, Zhang Yixin and other Chinese delegates.Mayor Long has confirmed that discussions are already in place for a further visit to Limerick by Nanjing representatives later this year. Facebook Previous articleHollywood comes to Ennis RoadNext articleMunster HQ ready in May adminlast_img read more

‘A State Can Invoke Article 32 To Protect Fundamental Rights Of Citizens’ : UP Govt In Plea To Transfer Mukhtar Ansari From Punjab

first_imgTop Stories’A State Can Invoke Article 32 To Protect Fundamental Rights Of Citizens’ : UP Govt In Plea To Transfer Mukhtar Ansari From Punjab Radhika Roy24 Feb 2021 1:41 AMShare This – xThe State of Uttar Pradesh has filed Written Submissions in its plea seeking for transfer of custody of BSP MLA Mukhtar Ansari, currently lodged in a prison in Punjab, to face trial in UP in ten cases involving murder, extortion etc. The Written Submissions lay out the following: 1. The Writ Petition by the State is maintainable under Article 32. It has been submitted by…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 State of Uttar Pradesh has filed Written Submissions in its plea seeking for transfer of custody of BSP MLA Mukhtar Ansari, currently lodged in a prison in Punjab, to face trial in UP in ten cases involving murder, extortion etc.  The Written Submissions lay out the following: 1. The Writ Petition by the State is maintainable under Article 32. It has been submitted by the Uttar Pradesh Government that there exists no implicit or explicit bar for filing of a petition under Article 32 by a State as long as there exists a requirement of an order/direction to be passed for the protection of fundamental rights. “It is submitted that there is no restriction specified as to who per se can file a petition for the enforcement of fundamental rights of the citizens under Article 32, thus, anyone including the State can also approach this Hon’ble Court seeking reliefs pertaining to the enforcement and protection of the Fundamental Rights”. The submissions further contends that the avoidance of criminal court proceedings against Ansari in UP would amount to denial of justice to the victims in those cases, and as a crime against a citizen is a crime against the State, the Petitioner has an onerous duty to ensure that its citizens uphold their trust and belief in the administration of justice under the aegis of State.It may be noted that Ansari has raised a preliminary objection that the Writ Petition by State of Uttar Pradesh is not maintainable under Article 32. 2. The Petitioner has locus standi to seek transfer of the Case. The submissions aver that the Petitioner(State of UP) is definitely an “interested party” as exortion calls had been allegedly made by the Respondent from within the jail premises at Banda, UP, and he had been subsequently arrested by the State of Punjab and brought from Banda Jail to Ropar. “The State of Uttar Pradesh is very much interested amongst the functionaries of the State of Punjab with the conduits of the accused gangster and history sheeter Mukhtar Ansari as also the suspended officials of the State of UP in the said FIR”. 3. The Supreme Court under Article 142 can pass an order for transfer of an undertrial prisoner. Despite there being no existing provision in the Code of Criminal Procedure for the transfer of an undertrial prisoner, the submissions submit that the same had come up for consideration in the 1992 case of David Patrick Ward v. Union of India wherein it was stated that the Court could issue the necessary direction under Article 142. Further, as such illegality would have a far reaching effect which would be highly detrimental for the smooth functioning of the criminal justice system and create mistrust between the State machineries, the submissions state that the Supreme Court must not refrain from exercising its jurisdiction. 4. The present case is fit for exercising extraordinary jurisdiction. The submissions raise the issue that the Respondent has made contradictory submissions before the Supreme Court in order to delay the process of law, for instance alleging that transfer would UP would entail a threat to his life and that he is unable to travel due to medical reasons. It has additionally been submitted that the medical problems are not new and are not serious in nature, and that he is “only seeking ways and means to avoid case proceedings against him knowing fully well that he is likely to be convicted in the said cases”. 5. Denial to produce Ansari in pursuance of summons under Section 267 of the CrPC deafts the entire object of Chapter XXII to ensure speedy trial. 6. Transfer of Ansari is imperative and that mere appearance through video conferencing would not serve the purpose. The submissions contend that the criminal justice system warrant the physical presence of the accused during the trial under Section 280 of CrPC so as to gauge the demeanor of witnesses. Further, due to non-appearance of Ansari on my occasions even on VC, the trial has been delayed. 7. Contention of Ansari that he has a risk to his life is unsustainable. “The plea of Respondent No. 3 that he has a risk to his life due to his rivalry with another accused Brijesh Singh is without any substance”. Stating that being a history sheeter, gangster and a hardcore criminal, Ansari is expected to have rivalry with many other criminals and therefore, the same cannot be a ground to escape the clutches of law and seek refuge in another State. Further, the State of Uttar Pradesh is “duty bound to provide all safety and protection to accused Respondent No. 3 and as such the alleged fear of Respondent No. 3 is imaginary, ill-founded and deserves to be rejected”. The writ petition, filed by the State of UP for the transfer of the BSP MLA from his current lodging in Ropar Jail in Punjab to UP’s Ghazipur Jail, alleges that many serious offences are presently pending in the State against Ansari and that his transfer is crucial owing to his appearance in those appearances. However, it is submitted, that the Superintendent of Ropar Jail has refused to hand over Ansari on medical grounds. It had been submitted by Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta, appearing for Uttar Pradesh, that State of Punjab was vociferously defending and supporting a terrorist. Ansari had filed a Counter-Affidavit in the plea by the State, objecting to the maintainability of the petition on the ground that there was no violation of rights mentioned under Part III of the Constitution and therefore, a petition under Article 32 would not lie. “A State has no fundamental right guaranteed to it under the Constitution and one State cannot prosecute another State in a writ petition under Article 32 of the Constitution as it is against the federal scheme”, he said in the counter-affidavit.Click Here To Download Written Submission[Read Submission]Next Storylast_img read more

Arson attack: Gardai urge motorists with dashcam footage to come forward

first_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Gardaí believe motorists with dashcam footage may be able to assist with their investigation into an arson attack in Kilmacrennan. Inquiries are on-going into what Gardai are treating as a serious incident of criminal damage at a new build house in the area in the early hours of Sunday morning.Four units of the fire brigade attended the scene however the house in which construction was almost complete was substantially damaged in the blaze.Superintendent David Kelly has reissued an appeal for information today and is urging anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity to come forward:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/kedfgdfgdfgdflly10am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Arson attack: Gardai urge motorists with dashcam footage to come forward Previous articleMan who died in workplace accident named locallyNext articleLUH second most overcrowded hospital in Ireland today News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook By News Highland – December 18, 2018 DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten denied parole for third time

first_imgDAMIAN DOVARGANES/AFP/Getty Images(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — A former disciple of the notorious 1960s cult leader Charles Manson has been denied for parole for the third time after serving more than 40 years in prison for murder.California Gov. Gavin Newsom reversed a recommendation to grant parole to Leslie Van Houten, who was convicted in the 1969 murder of grocer Leno LaBianca and his wife, Rosemary, at their Los Angeles home.In a statement, Newsom wrote that Van Houten, 69, is still a threat, though she is considered by authorities to be a model prisoner and he has received reports of testimonials about her rehabilitation.“While I commend Ms. Van Houten for her efforts at rehabilitation and acknowledge her youth at the time of the crimes, I am concerned about her role in these killings and her potential for future violence,” Newsom wrote in a statement. “Ms. Van Houten was an eager participant in the killing of the LaBiancas and played a significant role.”Twice, the California parole board had previously recommended Van Houten be paroled, but former Gov. Jerry Brown rejected the board’s recommendation both times.Brown last denied Van Houten parole in January 2018, saying she still lays too much blame on Manson, who died in prison in November 2017, at age 83.Van Houten was 19 years old when Manson ordered her and two other followers to kill the LaBiancas on Aug. 10, 1969.During the grisly killings, the LaBiancas were stabbed multiple times, and the killers used their blood to scrawl on the couple’s walls the words “Rise,” “Death to Pigs” and “Helter Skelter” in an apparent reference to The Beatles’ song of the same name.The murders of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca came a day after other Manson followers killed “Valley of the Dolls” actress Sharon Tate, who was more than eight months pregnant at the time of her death. Tate, hairstylist Jay Sebring, heiress Abigail Folger, writer Wojciech Frykowski and teenager Steven Parent were killed at Tate’s rental home in the secluded neighborhood of Benedict Canyon outside of Los Angeles on Aug. 9, 1969.While Manson didn’t commit the killings himself, he commanded others to do so. Prosecutors said he handed out knives and told his followers to commit savage murders of high-profile people around Los Angeles in a bid to start a race war in the United States. All seven victims were brutally stabbed.Another former Manson follower Dianne Lake, now 66, who said she was with the Manson Family from ages 14 to 16, became a crucial witness for the prosecution during grand jury testimony. She said she was never involved with the killings, but recalled waking up to a “horrible smell” and seeing member Van Houten burning a purse and other items in the fireplace.“She gave me a bag of coins, some kind of coin collection. It turns out that that belonged to Rosemary LaBianca,” Lake told ABC News in a recent interview. “We took some acid and Leslie [Van Houten] and Susan Atkins and Patty Krenwinkle were telling me their participation in the Tate-LaBianca murders.”“Leslie [Van Houten], Susan [Atkins], Patty [Krenwinkel] and Tex [Watson] had all told me what they had done. And I was going to have to face Charlie. I was really afraid,” she added.Manson and his disciples — Watson, Atkins, Krenwinkel and Van Houten — were all convicted and given the death penalty, which was later commuted to life in prison.During Van Houten’s 2018 parole hearing, she told commissioners the remorse she feels for helping commit the murders is what has driven her to make amends in prison, where she has helped other inmates get their education and adjust to life in confinement.“I think most of what I do is out of guilt for what I’ve done,” Van Houten told the board at the time. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more