Forget the State Pension. I’d drip-feed £175.20 a month into a SIPP to retire rich!

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. Forget the State Pension. I’d drip-feed £175.20 a month into a SIPP to retire rich! 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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 Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar At just £175.20 a week, I know the new State Pension is unlikely to give many the lifestyle they crave in their golden years. But don’t despair! Today, I’ll show how investing this exact amount every month into a Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) can be the pathway to wealth, even millionaire status! Let’s start by revising a few facts about the SIPP. 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…SIPP it to retire rich!Anyone serious about growing their wealth for retirement should consider opening a SIPP. Like the Stocks and Shares ISA, this is a tax-efficient savings vehicle. It won’t involve paying capital gains tax on any profits made from the investments. There isn’t even any income tax payable on any dividends received from the stocks owned. Over time, this really matters.There are a few other reasons for investing via a SIPP. Perhaps the most enticing of these is that any contributions made into the account qualifies for tax relief at a normal tax band. So, investors like me paying the basic rate (20%) will receive a 25% top-up from the government. In other words, £80 saved into an account becomes £100 after tax relief. Another positive is that I can save up to £40,000 in any one tax year. That’s double the ISA allowance!£175.20 a month = retirement freedomBack to the matter at hand. Let’s assume I’m saving the equivalent of the weekly State Pension (£175.20) into a SIPP every month. Thanks to the tax relief mentioned above, I would receive an extra £43.80 from the government, bringing the total monthly contributions to £219. Lovely!Now, let’s assume I’m 40 years-old and I make these monthly instalments for the next 30 years. After all, there’s a possibility only those 70 and over might be able to access the State Pension by 2050. In 30 years, I will have saved a total of £78,840 according to my calculations. Let’s say this is invested this in the stock market and a penny wasn’t touched. I think I will be amazed by the results.Wow! How much?By 2050, that £78,840 will have grown to almost £175,000, assuming a 5% annualised return. As great as this sounds, the outcome could be even better if the chosen investments have performed well. A 10% annualised return would produce a little over £432,000 after 30 years. A 15% annualised return would make me a millionaire!Of course, there are a few caveats. Keep costs lowFirstly, I must stress that there are no guarantees when it comes to returns. In reality, how much a person makes depends hugely on the age at which they begin investing and what they’re invested in. Small- and mid-cap companies tend to perform much better than big stocks over the long term, but they’re also far more volatile in the interim. Secondly, I’ve not taken account of any fees related to managing the SIPP, some of which will be unavoidable. Having said this, investors can keep costs low by not continually trading in and out of stocks. I’d just buy and hold.In spite of these points, the numbers don’t lie. Look at how much money I could make by regularly saving into a tax-efficient account and trusting in the power of compounding!I’d start investing the equivalent of the State Pension now and will be far less likely to be reliant on said State Pension in retirement. Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge!last_img read more

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Reformation and unity in ACC’s ecumenical resolutions

first_img Submit an Event Listing [Anglican Communion News Service] A call for Anglicans to commemorate next year’s 500th anniversary of the Reformation and the commendation of a number of new inter-denominational agreements and reports were amongst a raft of ecumenical resolutions adopted by the Anglican Consultative Council when they met in Lusaka, Zambia, earlier this month.In Resolution 16.16, the ACC spoke of the “significance” of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, and recommended that Anglicans should mark the anniversary by taking part in shared services, study, and mission activities with Lutherans and other ecumenical partners. The ACC also encouraged Anglicans to “engage with the Lutheran World Federation’s focus: Liberated by God’s Grace”.In a separate resolution – 16.17 – the ACC said that it “welcomes and affirms the substance” of the joint Lutheran and Roman CatholicDeclaration on the Doctrine of Justification, which the two churches signed in 1999.The ACC say that it “recognises that Anglicans and Lutherans share a common understanding of God’s justifying grace, as the Helsinki Reportstated that we are accounted righteous and are made righteous before God only by grace through faith because of the merits of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and not on account of our works or merits.”The resolution goes on to recognise “that in 1986 the Anglican – Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC) produced a statementSalvation and the Church, which observed that our two Communions are agreed on the essential aspects of the doctrine of salvation and on the Church’s role within it.”The Resolutions were two of a number which touched on ecumenical relations.Continuing with the Lutheran churches, Resolution 16.18 recognises the relationships that already exist between Anglicans and Lutherans globally; and commends the steps being taken by North American, British and Irish Anglican churches, to bring the three regional agreements of Communion into relationship with each other. It goes on to encourage “Anglican churches in other regions to explore deepening relationships with churches of the Lutheran World Federation in a formal theological way following the guidelines offered in the 2012 Anglican-Lutheran International Commission report To Love and Serve the Lord.”Resolution 16.13 deals with the relationship between Anglicans and Methodists. It calls for the creation of an Anglican-Methodist International Coordinating Committee to “oversee and foster relationships between Methodist and Anglican member churches”. The Commission would have five members each from the World Methodist Council and the Anglican Consultative Council as well as ecumenical participants.The Commission will be given the task of monitoring and advising “the development of Anglican-Methodist relations around the world, giving attention to their consistency with each other and with the self-understanding of the two communions” and to “act as a catalyst for the development of Methodist and Anglican relations, and in particular for agreements of communion where these do not yet exist.”The Resolution also “welcomes the report of the Anglican-Methodist International Commission for Unity and Mission – Into All the World: Being and Becoming Apostolic Churches” and commends it to the churches of the Anglican Communion “for study, action and response.”In Resolution 16.14, the ACC praises the Anglican-Oriental Orthodox International Commission’s Agreed Statement on Christology as “a significant step of reconciliation across ancient divides” and commends it to the Churches as “a means to deepen faith in our Incarnate Lord, and as an opportunity to reflect on this faith together with members of the Oriental Orthodox Churches, and with other Christians, as part of an ongoing process of reception.”And in Resolution 16.15, the ACC welcomes the Buffalo Statement of the International Commission for Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue, In the Image and Likeness of God: A Hope-Filled Anthropology; as a “profound exploration of what it means that God has become human not only that we may share in the divine life, but also that we may become fully human” and commends it to Anglican provinces as “a resource for study, reflection and reception.” Rector Hopkinsville, KY Anglican Communion, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Anglican Consultative Council Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Reformation and unity in ACC’s ecumenical resolutions Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Press Release Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Youth Minister Lorton, VA By Gavin DrakePosted Apr 26, 2016 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Job Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME ACC16, Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Shreveport, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL Rector Bath, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Tags Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Rector Martinsville, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 last_img read more

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Breaking News: Richard Anderson enters into plea agreement

first_img Barry April 11, 2017 at 10:21 am Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 6 COMMENTS April 11, 2017 at 3:47 pm Reply He should of been sentenced to prison! This man stole my father’s Jerry browns trust ft undo of 675000 from his 3 kids. He is a snake. Will do o say anything Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 He left that man to die! He took my family’s money! I didn’t have money for a attorney so he got away with it! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply I think that his making all the phone calls to lawyers and politicians and then leaving a man dying on the side of the road is heinous. Then lying about driving the vehicle it’s indicative of his character. Its also a sham. He should pay for driving drunk and almost killing someone. A few months probation? He will do it again and you can just hope it won’t be your family he kills. Get them off the road when they are drunk drivers. I hope the man he crushed gets a huge settlement from this jerk. Joe Breaking NewsSentence announced this morningWhat started as a tragic head-on collision on SR46 last April ended in a Lake County courtroom this morning, as former Apopka City Administrator Richard Anderson entered into an agreement with the State Attorney’s Office in which he pled guilty to  leaving the scene of a crash involving injury, and leaving the scene of an accident.Anderson was sentenced to three years probation on the charge of leaving the scene of a crash involving injury, and six months probation on the charge of leaving the scene of an accident. Two other charges – reckless driving causing serious bodily injury, and reckless driving with bodily damage were dropped by the State Attorney (filed Nolle Prosequi) because they were unable to prove Anderson drove the vehicle. The two probation sentences will run concurrent.Richard AndersonAnderson was most recently a Lobbyist/Consultant for the City of Apopka until the City Council voted to terminate his contract on June 1st of 2016.On April 5th, 2016 Anderson was involved in a head-on collision on SR 46 in Lake County according to the Florida Highway Patrol. His Dodge Ram pickup crossed the center line and crashed head-on into a Toyota driven by Michael Falcon.  Falcon was seriously injured and airlifted to the Orlando Regional Medical Center. Falcon later filed a lawsuit against Anderson on April 19th, 2016 for the collision, and the Florida Highway Patrol issued an arrest warrant for Anderson on May 31st, 2016. Anderson turned himself into the Seminole County Jail the same day and bonded out.Anderson was charged with five counts including leaving the scene of a crash with serious bodily injury, leaving the scene of a crash with property damage, reckless driving with serious bodily injury, and reckless driving with property damage. All of the charges are third-degree felonies, which in Florida has a maximum punishment of five years in prison, five years probation, and a $5,000 fine per count.This is a breaking story and it will be updated. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom If I were sure he was sober,mabye.But why run and not call for help if he was? You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herecenter_img Mama Mia Lisa willeyt April 11, 2017 at 6:04 pm Reply Reply April 11, 2017 at 5:33 pm Reply TAGSRichard Anderson Previous articleApopka… all that glitters ain’t goldNext articleFisher Plantation Annexation votes are due today Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply July 23, 2017 at 12:40 am Lisa willett I am glad that Richard was not sentenced to prison. Although the situation was bad, I don’t think he should be sitting in a prison. That is my opinion. Sandy Sez Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here I thank he got off easy he needed to go to jail . Like any working person would have. He left an injured person who could have died. July 23, 2017 at 12:37 amlast_img read more

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Community Fund publishes its Annual Report for 2001-02

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The national lottery distributor reports that it made grants of over £351 million to 7,557 groups.This brings their total distribution from launch in 1995 to March 2002 to £2,272,199,655 to 48,977 projects. Diana Brittan, the Chair of the Fund, said: “The Community Fund’s Annual Report for 2001-02 shows just how much Lottery money is making a difference to the lives of people throughout the UK.” Advertisement Given the current campaign against the Fund by the Daily Mail, it is appropriate that the Fund’s report includes a section on how it is governed. “We wanted to ensure that the public understands who makes the decisions as to where our money should go and how they are selected,” said Ms Brittan. She added: “We have also asked two journalists to comment on our work including the BBC journalist and political commentator Peter Kellner. We wanted to be totally open and transparent about what we do and how we do it.”The annual report reveals the following totals for grants made in 2001-02:UK grants programme – £13,799,078 in 42 grants.research – £3,928,271 in 20 grants.international – £21,639,301 in 75 grants.Wales – £20,237,978 in 522 grants.Scotland – £36,332,370 in 1,022 grants.Northern Ireland – £10,951,718 in 629 grants.England – £21,466,283 in 103 grants.The Annual Report is published at the Community Fund’s Web site. Community Fund publishes its Annual Report for 2001-02 Howard Lake | 5 December 2002 | News 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

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Disabled people fight police violence with accessible protests

first_imgBecause most of the mass protests held after the police murder of George Floyd were not accessible, on June 7 Black disabled activists in Milwaukee held their own. The Milwaukee action was the second George Floyd protest held by Black disabled activists. The first was held in Washington, D.C., where marchers shouted “Sign his name,” referring to George Floyd, to demand sign language interpretation  accessible to people with hearing disabilities who communicate via sign language. Black Lives Matter protest by disabled activists, June 7, Milwaukee.Black disabled organizer Harvey Ross wants people to understand that people of color with disabilities are at higher risk of police violence. Ross said: “We are being policed and governed by incompetent people who can’t do their jobs, so we want their resignations. I have had police officers pull me over with guns drawn and ask, ‘Why do you have gloves on?’” Ross wears gloves when he drives because of his disability. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 7) Disability rights journalist David M. Perry, whose son has Down syndrome, documented, in research for the Ruderman Family Foundation, that as many as half of all people killed by police have a disability. (tinyurl.com/y7hau3fu)In a June 15 WNYC radio podcast on “The Takeaway,” “The Overlooked Reality of Police Violence Against Disabled Black Americans,” Amy Walter spoke with African American disabled activist Haben Girma, author of “Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law.” She said: “When we talk about police violence  . . .  and when we don’t comply because we didn’t hear the command, or we can’t move in a certain way, or we don’t see a physical gesture, or maybe there’s an invisible disability like a psychiatric disability, then the noncompliance is interpreted as threatening. “Right now the definition of protest is very able-bodied; it’s a physical standing up in the street holding signs. There are many different ways to protest. There are disabled people who are protesting in the streets using wheelchairs or other assistive devices. There are disabled people protesting from home through social media, through calls to their representatives, so we should expand the definition of protest. We also need to make sure the physical and digital protests are accessible. Content online needs to have captions, sign language interpreters and images need to also include image descriptions.”Accessibility was a priority at the Milwaukee protest. Activists picked out the route with the least amount of hills for those using manual wheelchairs and other mobility devices. Rest stops along the way were staffed by medics who issued supplies such as water and ear plugs. American Sign Language interpreters were present throughout and taught marchers how to sign “Black Lives Matter.” Protesters were encouraged to wear masks and observe social distancing. Many had masks with clear plastic covering the mouth, so people with hearing disabilities could read their lips.Hundreds of protesters then marched to Red Arrow Park to remember Dontre Hamilton, a person with a schizophrenia diagnosis who was killed in 2014 when police shot him 14 times. Teighlor McGee, who runs an online platform called the Black Disability Collective and who grew up in Mequon, Wis., said that protests after Hamilton’s death were the first she had participated in when she was 16. “Seeing this accessible protest brings tears to my eyes,” she said on Twitter. History of accessible protestThe recent endeavor to hold accessible protests is not without historical precedents. In October 1981, 3,000 people took part in the All Peoples Congress at wheelchair-accessible Cobo Hall in Detroit, voting overwhelmingly for “National Days of Resistance” to overturn Ronald Reagan’s program of cutbacks and attacks on labor, racism, sexism, ableism, LGBTQ2S+ oppression and war. In the Oct. 23, 1981, issue of Workers World the late Betsy Gimbel — a wheelchair user, Disabled in Action Secretary and WWP Disability Rights Caucus leader — described how the Disabled Focus workshop at the APC unanimously voted to support the Days of Resistance the following year and proposed that all actions be made accessible for people of all disabilities.Gimbel, who helped lead the successful struggle for wheelchair lifts on New York City buses, explained how many of the APC organizers had worked to make the 100,000-strong May 3, 1981, march on the Pentagon against war, racism and cutbacks accessible. Gimbel told WW: “May 3 opened the door for the first time in history to disabled people — and now it’s up to disabled people themselves to walk through that door.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Support Pennsylvania prisoners on hunger strike for human rights

first_imgIncarcerated people in many U.S. states have been held in small prison cells for up to 23 hours a day since March 2020, ostensibly because of the threat of COVID-19. Imprisoned workers have filed many grievances over the increasingly unbearable conditions, which are nothing less than torture with no end in sight. Dissatisfied with prison officials’ responses, four prisoners at State Correctional Institution (SCI) at Albion in Pennsylvania began a hunger strike around Oct. 21.Demetrius GrantAnthony Gunn, NZ-0280; Mario Torres, NM-9747; Sean Carter, MW-8923; and Demetrius Grant, FY6063, have all refused to eat until conditions are improved. (Numbers are provided as officials will request them when called.)Grant and other incarcerated people in the Pa. Department of Corrections (PA DOC) have complained for months about not being allowed out of their cells except for one hour a day. In that 60 minutes, they must decide whether to make phone calls to loved ones, take a shower, exercise in the yard or do other tasks.Visiting the library to work on their legal cases or pursuing other occupationalor educational classes have been eliminated, curtailed or made sporadic. The cafeteria, gym, visiting room and other meeting areas are all shut down. Meals are being delivered to their blocks or cells, in smaller portions and often cold. The severe restrictions have exacerbated already tense conditions.Grant said, “These restrictions since March are all about shutting down prisoners’ rights. They are a pretext for permanent lockdown and restricted movement, even after the COVID pandemic is ended.”Denied care and treatment for disabilitiesGrant’s situation is made worse because he had knee surgery weeks ago. His postsurgical care and required physical therapy have been sporadic and inadequate, as prison medical staffing has been decimated by COVID exposures. Doctors have said Grant should have a wheelchair, but he has not been given one.In addition, prison officials are not providing him care or treatment for a back problem and seizure disorders, although the PA DOC Central Office, Bureau of Health Care Services, determined in 2014 that these two medical issues are disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act.Grant has lost 21 pounds since August. In a previous hunger strike Grant had maintained for several months starting in April 2019, prison officials force-fed him and damaged his esophagus. They applied force using a court order from a previous prison, which violated PA DOC reg.13.1.1, Section 8.A.7(f). Grant doesn’t want that to happen again and is adamant about his right to testify at a new court hearing before officials use force.The DOC unlawfully extended his sentence in 2010 by ten years. By law, only through court procedures can a judge extend a prisoner’s sentence. The PA DOC does not have that power. “My sentence was 22 1/2 to 45 years; however, the PA DOC recalculated it to 32 1/2 to 65 years. I have 28 years in and should have been home years ago.”Grant and the other prisoners are asking concerned family, friends and activists to contact: John Wetzel, (717) 728-4109, and  Superintendent Michael Clark (Albion), (814) 756-5778.The prisoners demand that all incarcerated people be given their human rights to an end to the severe 23-hour lockdowns, adequate nutrition, and proper mental health and medical care/treatment. Grant is also demanding to have his sentence recalculated to reflect the sentence imposed by the trial court.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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“What Sort Of Peaceful Protest Was Being Carried Out When He Was Photographed Brandishing Sword?”: Gauhati HC Denies Bail To 2 Accused Booked Under UAPA Charges

first_imgNews Updates”What Sort Of Peaceful Protest Was Being Carried Out When He Was Photographed Brandishing Sword?”: Gauhati HC Denies Bail To 2 Accused Booked Under UAPA Charges Sparsh Upadhyay9 Feb 2021 4:13 AMShare This – xThe Gauhati High Court last week dismissed the bail plea of two accused in connection with a case registered against them for alleged disruption of supplies by economic blockade staged at railway track and national highway at Chabua town on 09th December 2019 and attempt to murder government functionaries on duty by throwing stones. The Bench of Justice Kalyan Rai Surana and…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 Gauhati High Court last week dismissed the bail plea of two accused in connection with a case registered against them for alleged disruption of supplies by economic blockade staged at railway track and national highway at Chabua town on 09th December 2019 and attempt to murder government functionaries on duty by throwing stones. The Bench of Justice Kalyan Rai Surana and Justice Ajit Borthakur specifically said, “The materials on record prima facie disclose culpability of the appellants and their involvement in the commission of alleged offences as more fully mentioned in the charge sheet.” The matter before the Court The Appellants/Accused filed an appeal under section 21 of the National Investigating Agency Act, 2008, which was directed against the impugned order dated 08th July 2020, passed by the Special Judge, NIA, Assam thereby rejecting the prayer for bail to the appellants. The two accused are charged for offences under Sections 120B, 147, 148, 149, 153A, 153B, 336, 353, 326 and 307 of IPC and Sections 15(1) (a) read with 16 of the UAP Act 1967. [NOTE: Section 16 belongs to Chapter IV of the 1967 Act. The Subject areas of this penal section of the UA(P) Act is related to Punishment for a “Terrorist act”. While Section 15 of this act defines what a “Terrorist Act” is.] Facts of the Case As per the Prosecution’s case, on 09th December 2019 at about 7.00 pm, there was a gathering of about 6,000 persons to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act at Chabua town. The crowd was allegedly headed by Akhil Gogoi and it blocked the railway track as a part of their economic blockade and the effort of the District Administration to remove the blockade went in vain. It was also stated that the leader of the crowd and some others criminally conspired against the police and they threw stones at the informant and his party and as a result one of the stones hit the Sub- Inspector of Police mouth. Court’s Observations At the outset, taking into account the charge-sheet filed against them, which refers to burning of tyres (i.e. use of inflammable substances) by the protestors to cause rail, highway and internal road blockade and damaging vehicles plying on road with a view to terrorize innocent public on being provoked by the appellants taking the lead role in Tinsukia District, as thus, the Court said, “The Court is constrained to hold that the four factors of clause (a) of subsection (1) of section 15 of 1967 Act is found to be prima facie attracted in this case in hand.” Further, the Court opined, “On being provoked by the appellants, as the violent protests by burning of tyres had caused rail, highway and internal road blockade, the same is sufficient to give rise to a critical law and order situation that as a whole had threatened the security of the State.” Importantly, the Court remarked, “The counsel for the appellants did not make any attempt to explain as to what sort of peaceful protest was being carried out by the appellant no.1, when he was photographed brandishing a sword before a large crowd while actively participating in the protest programme. By use of violence the appellant led mob had brushed aside the noble concept of non- violent protest, which is popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi’s concept of satyagraha and that such conduct of paralyzing the Govt. machinery, causing economic blockade, causing enmity between groups, disruption of public peace an widespread disharmony and dissatisfaction towards the Govt., are acts which are prejudicial for national integration and such acts squarely falls within the definition of “terrorist act” as defined in section 15 of the 1967 Act.” The Court also said that it can hardly subscribe to the proposition that the act of burning down of a railway station and vandalizing some more railway stations cannot be termed to be a “terrorist act”. Having regard to the requirement of section 43D(5) of the UAPA, the Court made a probe into the matter so as to enable it to prima facie arrive at a finding that the materials collected against the appellants during investigation may be sufficient to lead to conviction. The Court was also of the view that the materials relied upon by the prosecution prima facie shows that the appellants had not only led the protests, but had provoked people to join him and that upon directions issued by the accused no.1, the supplies essential to life of the community of the Country was disrupted in the State. Lastly, finding no infirmity in the conclusion arrived at by the Special Judge (NIA) that there are reasonable grounds for believing that the accusations against the appellants are prima face true, the High Court dismissed their appeal. Case title – Bhaskarjit Phukan and Bhupen Gogoi v. 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Biggest snowstorm in years hitting I-95 corridor as millions could see over a foot of snow

first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A major nor’easter is strengthening in the Northeast after dumping the most snow in two days in Chicago in six years with 10 inches one day and 13 inches the next.On Monday, 19 states from Georgia to Maine are on alert as this newly formed nor’easter is moving up the East Coast.Already 2.6 inches of snow has fallen in Washington, D.C. which is the biggest snow storm in the region in two years.Philadelphia already saw 3.4 inches of snow Sunday which broke a daily record while New York City has received 4 to 5 inches of snow.There is no snow yet in Boston but Washington, D.C. is pretty much done with major snow accumulation and are now expecting a wintry mix with rain and sleet the rest of the day.Meanwhile, Philadelphia has freezing rain already falling which will continue through the day with some snow mixing in and a few more inches expected.In New York City, the heaviest snow is expected around noon and into the early afternoon when snowfall rates could reach 2 to 3 inches per hour.In Boston, the snow is expected to start later Monday morning but rain will mix at the coast so not much accumulation is expected.Very gusty winds are expected to develop along the coast as this nor’easter strengthens off the East Coast and winds could gust near 60 mph in Massachusetts, 45 mph around New York City and near 50 mph on Long Island and the Jersey Shore.Gusty winds will reach Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. with gusts there near 35 mph and these winds could down trees and power lines due to the weight of ice and snow on them.Storm surge at the coast could also be an issue as coastal flooding is expected with these strong onshore winds.By Tuesday, precipitation should lighten up for most areas but a wrap around with additional snow possible for Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and into New England with an icy mix and rain will continue from Long Island to coastal New England.The snowfall totals expected when all is said and done by Tuesday night include Washington, D.C. with 2 to 3 inches, Philadelphia with 6 to 8 inches, New York City with 10 to 15 inches in Manhattan but up to 24 inches northwest of the city and Boston with 8 to 10 inches.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Same old story as we get 10-day deadline

first_img Here we go again. The HR profession once again finds itself facing the implementation of far reaching changes to employment legislation without clear guidance being available.We have the regulations and the explanatory notes. Well thank you very much but we all know it is practical guidance which we all want to impose some sense on what is the most complicated change to employment legislation under the current administration to date. The importance cannot be underestimated. Employers up and down the country will today be presented with requests for recognition. They have to respond to that claim within 10 days. How can the Government say it is serious about being the party of business when it is not providing the support to implement recognition rights in a professional and competent manner? There is no political issue here. There are some companies and organisations which will fight to stave off recognition but there are equally employers that see the value in a constructive relationship with unions.In either case ministers are making the process much more pained than it needs to be. The Government wants to promote partnership between employers and unions. But both sides need to know what parameters they are working under before they dive in. It was in response to this weak legislative process that Personnel Today launched the campaign for better regulation with the Employers’ Forum on Statute and Practice. The aim of the campaign is to encourage government to improve the quality of consultation and implementation of the current wave of employment legislation. We want the Government to give HR professionals and employers a fair chance at implementing the complex changes. Our initial protest grabbed the attention of the Department of Trade and Industry. Meetings were promised and concessions were made most notably on delaying the implementation of part time workers rights. We laid off – thinking we had made our point.But we were wrong. There are lessons here for us all. Making a noise works but the profession needs to become more vocal and remain vigilant if it is to overcome this complacency. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Same old story as we get 10-day deadlineOn 6 Jun 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Press release: Welsh projects given the green light to develop the latest battery technology for electric vehicles

first_imgIn the latest round of grants to be announced through the UK Government’s Faraday Battery Challenge, Deregallera Ltd and Tri-Wall Europe Limited have been allocated a share of £1.4 million to develop the latest battery technologies.This new allocation will enable the creation of more highly-skilled, well-paid jobs across the country, boosting the economy and cementing Wales’ reputation for innovation excellence.The fund forms part of the UK Government’s drive to maintain Britain’s place at the forefront of new technologies and emerging markets, through its modern Industrial Strategy.Bringing together world-leading academia and businesses to accelerate the research needed to develop the latest electric car battery technologies, the Faraday Battery Challenge is a crucial part of the UK’s move towards a net zero emissions economy.Secretary of State for Wales, Alun Cairns said: ENDSNotes to editors The Faraday Battery Challenge brings together the UK’s world-class expertise across research and industry to deliver battery technologies that will power the vehicles of the future. The projects announced today emphasise how this collective expertise is being brought to bear on the biggest challenges facing the development of next-generation electric car batteries, from their power source and performance to safety and manufacturing. The Industrial Strategy is a vital part of the UK Government’s plan to support sustainable green growth, creating opportunities and jobs in every corner of the UK. This latest round of funding allocated to Wales in the Faraday Battery Challenge demonstrates the UK Government’s commitment to driving forward Welsh innovation and research. Investing in a greener future is a top priority for the UK Government and I look forward to seeing how the selected recipients maximise on the £1.4 million to put Wales at the forefront of green innovation.center_img The £23 million announced by Business Secretary Greg Clark forms part of the total £274 million that will be awarded to consortia across the UK through the Faraday Battery Challenge.UK Research and Innovation Chief Executive, Professor Sir Mark Walport, said: Caerphilly-based Deregallera is developing a new hybrid energy storage system to extend the life of an electric vehicle battery by 50%. Tri-Wall Europe is based in Monmouth. Other projects that were granted funding are listed. The ISCF is delivered by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new body which works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish. The Faraday Battery Challenge is a £274 million government investment into battery technology through the Industrial Strategy. It will develop safe, cost effective, durable, lighter weight, higher performing and recyclable batteries in the UK which will power the next generation of electric vehicles. As a key part of the UK government’s modern Industrial Strategy, the Future of Mobility Grand Challenge was announced in 2017 to encourage and support extraordinary innovation in UK engineering and technology, making the UK a world leader within the transport industries. This includes facilitating profound changes in transport technologies and business models, to make the movement of people, goods and services across the nation greener, safer, easier and more reliable.last_img read more

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