Second time lucky for Cairn as it strikes oil off Greenland

first_img Share Second time lucky for Cairn as it strikes oil off Greenland Show Comments ▼ whatsapp KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comPeople-TodayWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This PhotoPeople-Today OIL explorer Cairn Energy said yesterday it has hit oil off the coast of Greenland, sending shares up 2.3 per cent to 436.5p. Cairn disappointed investors last month when its first well in Greenland produced only a small amount of gas, but its most recent work in Baffin Bay has found evidence of a larger area of oil and gas. “The presence of both oil and gas confirms an active, working petroleum system in the basin and is extremely encouraging at this very early stage of our exploration campaign for the Sigguk block,” Cairn chief executive Bill Gammell said.The firm is waiting for tests on two types of oil found in the well before continuing. Cairn agreed to sell most of its 62 per cent stake in Cairn India to rival Vedanta last month, and said it would reinvest the proceeds in its exploration of Greenland. However, its first well has now been plugged and abandoned, the firm said yesterday, with costs of $84.2m (£54.2m) written off. Research by the US Geological Society suggests there could be billions of barrels of oil near Greenland, though the recent drilling has triggered protests from Greenpeace, who managed to invade and briefly close Cairn’s rig in August. center_img Tags: NULL Tuesday 21 September 2010 8:01 pm whatsapp More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes last_img read more

US long-term borrowing boosted

first_img US long-term borrowing boosted Higher charges placed on banks that lend overnight funds to the Federal Reserve are having “an anticipated positive effect” of making long-term borrowing relatively more attractive for banks, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC) said yesterday. The FDIC introduced the higher fees as called for in last year’s Dodd-Frank financial reform law. The higher charge has led some companies to step out of the short-term lending markets, exacerbating an already low supply of Treasury bills used to back borrowing. Tuesday 5 April 2011 7:27 pm Show Comments ▼ KCS-content whatsappcenter_img More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Macau casino revenue down 93% in May

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino & games Topics: Casino & games 1st June 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Casinos in Macau took in revenue of MOP1.76bn (£177.9m/€198.4m/$220.4m) in May, more than double revenue for April but down 93.2% year-on-year, as the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic continued to have a major impact on business.Revenue for 2020 to date now totals MOP33.00bn, down 73.7% year-on-year. More than two third of this total continues to be from January’s revenue, which itself was down 11.3% from the year prior.The continued low revenue figures – less than February and March, when casinos were ordered to close for 14 days – is likely mostly due to a decision on 25 March ordering all non-residents arriving in Macau to self-isolate for 14 days.The territory’s government also announced on 30 May that gross domestic product (GDP) fell 48.7% in the first quarter of 2020, with the decline of the tourism and casino industry, as well as the gaming services industry, playing a large part.In April, Macao’s head of government, chief executive Ho Iat Seng criticised the country’s “excessive dependence” upon the gambling industry. In Macau’s annual policy report, Ho said this dependence meant the special administrative region was especially hard-hit by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. Macau casino revenue down 93% in Maycenter_img Casinos in Macau took in revenue of MOP1.76bn in May, more than double revenue for April but down 93.2% year-on-year, as the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic continued to have a major impact on business. Regions: China Macau Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

Barclays share price: is it finally the right time to buy?

first_img 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. Roland Head | Saturday, 24th October, 2020 | More on: BARC Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Roland Headcenter_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. Famed investor Jim Slater once said that when buying a turnaround stock, “it is absolutely essential” that forecasts for the year ahead show rising profits. Investors tempted by the Barclays (LSE: BARC) share price can tick that box — profits are expected to bounce back next year.However, anyone who has followed the big bank stocks for a while will be aware of the risk that this could be yet another false dawn. Will it be different this time? I think it could be.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…Better than expectedOne reason for my optimism is that Barclays’ third-quarter results on Friday were better than expected. New charges for bad debt fell to £608m, compared to £1,623m during the second quarter. Although these numbers are still far higher than at the same point last year, this fall is encouraging as it suggests the economy could be stabilising.Another piece of good news from Friday’s figures came from Barclays’ investment banking division. Critics of CEO Jes Staley have said that he should wind down this operation. Mr Staley — a former investment banker — has resisted this pressure. This year’s results suggest he might be taking the right path.Profits from Barclays’ corporate and investment banking operations have risen by 24% to £9.4bn during the first nine months of 2020. That’s helped to offset a 21% reduction in profits from credit cards business and a 12% drop in profits from UK high street banking.Mr Staley’s strategy of diversification appears to be paying off. Weaker profits in some areas have been offset by gains elsewhere. That’s a good result, in my view, although I’m not sure if this strength will continue into 2021.Bargain buy or value trap?Barclays’ share price rose by 7% on Friday as the market digested these results. Despite this, the stock still looks very cheap on most measures.For example, at 112p, the shares trade at a 60% discount to the bank’s tangible net asset value of 275p per share.Using profits as a guide, Barclays stock is priced at just eight times 2021 forecast earnings.The shares could also offer a decent dividend yield — consensus forecasts suggest a payout of 4.6p in 2021, which would give the stock a yield of 4.1%.All these numbers look attractive to me. I can also see some other positive signs. Barclays costs fell to 60% of the bank’s income during the first nine months of this year. That compares to a figure of 72% during the same period last year.On the face of it, I think Barclays’ shares offer good value at current levels. I only have one concern.Barclays shares: I might buyThe big concern with all the major UK banks is that they’re just not very profitable. Barclays’ return on tangible equity was just 3.6% during the first nine months of 2020. That compares to a figure of 5.1% last year, which isn’t very exciting either.Banks that generate low returns tend to trade on modest valuations. With interest rates low and the UK economy likely to face a recession, I’m not sure how quickly things will improve.Despite this, I do think Barclays shares are cheap enough to buy. Over time, I’d expect positive returns from this level. However, I think there are probably more exciting choices elsewhere. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Barclays share price: is it finally the right time to buy? Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

Best Rugby Boots for Kids 2021

first_img Best Rugby Boots for Kids in 2021When it comes to buying rugby boots for kids they really only care about two things – how it looks and if its comfortable. Most boot manufacturers understand this and offer child versions of their adult boots. This means that your kid could wear what their hero wears for just a fraction of the cost.There are some specifics when purchasing kids’ boots. Most offer traditional laces as the closure method, but if your kid can’t tie laces or isn’t confident using them yet, many boots offer a Velcro alternative. Your child will be feeling pretty smug when the weather turns wintery and they don’t need to tie laces with frozen fingers.In terms of looks, it is worth putting aside your own aesthetic judgement. Kids love colour and boot manufacturers know this. Whatever colour your child likes, you can be sure that there is a boot out there for them. You would be amazed what difference it makes, when the weather turns and they would rather stay inside and play on the Xbox, to have a colourful boot they think they look good in.And if you’re looking for kit, check out our guide to the best rugby shirts for kids.Best Rugby Boots for KidsCanterbury Phoenix 3.0 Children’s SG Boots(Canterbury)A great boot for the youngsters. The upper is very durable meaning the boots will last as long as they fit. The cushioned tongue ensures comfort and the Velcro straps mean that your kid will have independence and won’t need to rely on the coach to tie up their laces.The colour might look a bit straightforward but there is some nice grey detailing that elevates this boot up in the style stakes.+ Velcro straps make a huge difference for kids who can’t yet tie their laces+ £20 is fantastic value when you consider that you will probably need to buy a few pairs as your child grows– These are good-looking boots but might be a little boring for some kidsBuy Now from Lovell Rugby for £20Buy Now from Sports Direct for £15Buy Now from Canterbury for £24.95Nike Mercurial Academy DF Kylian Mbappe Rosa FG Boots(Nike)These boots are both striking and comfortable. The bootie liner offers extreme comfort thanks to its sock like fit. The plastic moulded studs will be fine on any surface, even artificial ones. Performance shouldn’t really be a consideration for kids’ boots but these are so light that they will encourage regular wear without increased fatigue.The styling, though, is the most noteworthy part of this boot. The boots look great and, although it might not appeal to us dinosaurs, this is the kind of bold style that kids love.+ Great looking boot which appeals to kids+ Extremely comfortable thanks to the bootie fit– A lot of money when you consider you might struggle to get through a full season before the next size up is requiredBuy Now from Lovell Rugby for £63Buy Now from Nike for £67.95Buy Now from ProDirect Rugby for £50Nike Mercurial Vapor Club Children’s FG Boots(Nike)The Mercurial Vapor provide exceptional comfort for tiny feet. The ankle collar and insole are both cushioned which means that they can be worn for a long time without discomfort. The collar padding also means that even if there is some misplaced boots the tears will be kept to a minimum.The Velcro strap works really well for young kids and looks really sleek in this single-strap format.+ The Velcro strap is great for young kids+ Incredibly comfortable, you won’t get any moaning about sore feet– The Nike swoosh is a bit different to normal but these boots aren’t very exciting to look atBuy Now from Lovell Rugby for £28Buy Now from Sports Direct for £28Adidas Predator 20.3 Laceless Junior FG Boots(Adidas)These Predator 20.3s look so good and feel amazingly comfortable. The traditional lace, or Velcro, closure has been replaced with a laceless system more akin to an over-engineered sock.That might look like a sacrifice of performance in favour of comfort but it’s not. The closure is tight enough to give you confidence when making moves without the pinch points of laces or Velcro. Because these are designed as football boots, there is plenty of room for consistent and accurate kicking.+ Really good-looking boots that will appeal to young players Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Please follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS A buyers’ guide featuring the best boots for the talented little ‘uns! + Comfortable enough to be worn all day without complaints– The trade-off for that comfort is that there isn’t really any foot protection from a stray studBuy Now from Lovell Rugby for £48Buy Now from ProDirectRugby for £60Buy Now from Sports Direct for £25Patrick Power X Children’s Rugby Boots(Patrick)Have you even played rugby if you haven’t owned a pair of Patricks? The Power X is ideal when the weather turns bad thanks to the eight-metal stud sole. They are combined with a padded collar and heel to provide maximal comfort for long days at rugby tournaments.The lace closure provides a tight fit and the additional Velcro strap ensures that there is no wiggle room on the heel or upper foot.+ Plenty of traction for the winter matches+ Exceptionally good value for money at less than £20 a pair– Some nice touches with the red and white but still, these aren’t much to look atBuy Now from Sports Direct for £16.50Gilbert Step X9 SG Boots(Gilbert)The six-metal studs on the Step X9s mean that although they are aimed at soft ground, they will also be wearable on all but the firmest of surfaces. That all-round usage is combined with extreme comfort, thanks to a cushioned insole, for all day wearability. The white logo and flashes add a bit of style to this understated classic.+ Very comfortable to wear without sacrificing traction+ Plenty of protection on the forefoot from a stray stud– Quite expensive given the relative lack of exciting featuresBuy Now from Sports Direct for £32Canterbury Junior Stampede 3.0 Plus Boots(Canterbury)We are big fans of the adult Stampedes and the junior version hits those high standards. The upper is durable and scuff resistant so they will look brand-new match after match after match. Those uppers also offer plenty of protection from a wayward stud.The jet black colour with intricate styling elevates these boots above the level of the competition.+ The PU upper offers enough durability that these boots will last for season after season, or even child after child+ Not only do they look great, the adult version will be seen on the feet of many of the best pros– The six-stud set-up won’t offer as much traction as the traditional eight-stud soleBuy Now from Sports Direct for £31.99Buy Now from Amazon from £39.95Kooga Power Boots(Kooga)The Powers have plenty of cushioning in the boot for a locked-in feel without sacrificing comfort. That cushioning is important because the eight-stud sole offers supreme traction but, without cushioning, that comes at the expense of comfort on hard surfaces. Like the Stampede, the Power is an all-black boot that is elevated thanks to some nice styling touches.+ Really good value at less than £30 a pair+ Plenty of grip and comfort for the cold winter months– Styling is good but may be too understated for some kidsBuy Now from Sports Direct for £24.99Buy Now from Lovell Rugby for £25That wraps up our rundown of the best rugby boots for kids in 2020.last_img read more

The Vanglo House / LWPAC

first_img Area:  172 m² Area:  172 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs CopyAbout this officeLWPACOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVancouverHousesCanadaPublished on July 07, 2014Cite: “The Vanglo House / LWPAC” 07 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore 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 TLZ Design Consultants, TLZ Design Consultants, Tenille Ziegenhagel 2014 Canada Developer And Builder:Vanglo Sustainable Construction GroupCity:VancouverCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. The Vanglo house has been designed as a truly urban dwelling for a compact inner city infill site, in the centrally located Main Street area of Vancouver. This required a departure from typical Vancouver housing typologies.The design approach focusses on essential qualities such as adaptability and flexibility to changing living conditions, access to daylight while mitigating privacy, access to outdoor living while being on a small urban infill site and the ability to generate income from a rental suite.Save this picture!© Ema PeterAn inverted vertical organization provides a delightful living/play/entertainment room placed on the top floor in to the tree canopy, doubling up the living space with a threshold free deck.The design evolves social aspects of urban homes including the porch and large entry stair (stoop). The house is set with a strong street presence and the facade and roof slope articulation are unexpected responses to outright bylaw requirements. It redefines these various issues in engaging and contemporary expressions, attempting to link the history of the City into an urban future.Save this picture!Site PlanUrban Art and AbstractionThe house was designed as a form of urban art. The white creased concrete fibre panels unify the body of the house and blur typical expressions of floor levels while the roof and facade create a continuos form. The windows form an abstract expression and strategically perforate the south facing skin to mediate daylight and privacy.Save this picture!© Ema PeterSustainability and AdaptabilityThe Vanglo house was designed to meet the latest sustainability standards. The previous structure has been carefully deconstructed and largely recycled, the new house is energy star compliant, has triple glazed windows and a high performance envelope. The house is very compact with a 1,300 sf 3BR main unit and a 500sf 1BR suite plus a flex area. Adaptable floor plans with clear spanning structure across the entire building width allow for a high degree of adaptability for a choice of office, family, recreational or income rental uses.Save this picture!© Ema PeterCollaborationThe Vanglo house is the result of an outstanding collaboration between the architect/designer LWPAC Lang Wilson Practice in Architecture Culture and the builder/developer Vanglo Sustainable Construction Group.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Paris Debate: Must Preservation Inhibit Urban Renewal?ArticlesEscola Secundária Garcia da Orta / Bak Gordon ArquitectosSelected Projects Share Architects: LWPAC Area Area of this architecture project The Vanglo House / LWPAC ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Structural Engineer: photographs:  Ema PeterPhotographs:  Ema Peter Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Oliver Lang, Cynthia Wilson Principal, Thomas Bocahut 2014center_img Interior Design: Save this picture!© Ema Peter+ 19 Share The Vanglo House / LWPACSave this projectSaveThe Vanglo House / LWPAC Year:  ArchDaily PJB Engineering, Pershing J. Balayo, PJB Engineering, Pershing J. Balayo “COPY” Projects Houses Vanglo + LWPAC “COPY” Architect and Designer: Landscape Design: CopyHouses•Vancouver, Canadalast_img read more

‘Free Mumia’ fight continues

first_imgRachel Wolkenstein speaking.A pair of forums titled “The Fight to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Continues” were held in San Francisco and Oakland on Oct. 27 and 28. The featured speaker was Rachel Wolkenstein, one of Mumia’s lawyers during his long and successful fight to get off of death row. More recently, victory was achieved in getting Mumia lifesaving hepatitis C medication, as the state was trying to kill him by medical neglect.Now the fight has turned to the real possibility of a new trial. A 2016 U.S. Supreme Court ruling is the basis for Mumia’s present lawyers to argue that Mumia has been denied due process. That’s because former Philadelphia District Attorney Ronald Castille, now a Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice, has refused to step down from hearing appeals and motions in cases, including Mumia’s, in which he had been involved as a prosecutor. The current DA’s office is stonewalling the court orders requiring the release of related documents.The meeting was sponsored by the Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal and endorsed by Workers World Party, Justice for Palestinians, the Leonard Peltier Support Group, Donna Wallach, the Transport Workers Solidarity Committee, Alameda County Peace and Freedom Party, Taking Aim, Socialist Viewpoint, Bay Area National Lawyers Guild, Mobilization To Free Mumia, Kiilu Nyasha, Freedom Socialist Party, the International Bolshevik Tendency and the Oscar Grant Committee Against Police Brutality.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Suspect assaults student, tries to steal purse

first_imgMajority of faculty votes yes on DEI ballot Taylor Boser Linkedin Taylor Boser TCU police vehicle Previous article2019 Fort Worth Budget: Burglar alarms spike in fees for commercial enterprisesNext articleHoroscope: January 23, 2019 Taylor Boser RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Counseling available as TCU mourns a student’s death + posts Twitter Facebook Facebook CASA of Tarrant County advocates for children in foster care I am a senior journalism major from the great city of Chicago. Watching E! News while eating a Chipotle burrito is my favorite pastime. Go Cowboys! ReddIt Taylor Boser World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Ash Wednesday marks start of Lent Taylor Boser Linkedin printA TCU student was assaulted Saturday evening during an attempted robbery.The TCU Police received a robbery call around 7:45 p.m., according to the case report.The student, who asked not to be identified, told police a man assaulted her as she was walking to her apartment in the 2800 block of Parmer Avenue. She said the man hit her twice on the right side of her face and pulled on the straps of her purse.She said she held on to it while falling to the ground and the man couldn’t steal it.She said she didn’t see the man’s face and could only tell police he was a gray hooded jacket.The campus was notified of the crime early Sunday and reminded to report any suspicious activity to the TCU Police, call 817-257-7777. Taylor Boser ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Islamic State frees photographer in prisoner swap with Kurds

first_img Receive email alerts September 25, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Islamic State frees photographer in prisoner swap with Kurds RSF_en Follow the news on Syria Help by sharing this information News March 8, 2021 Find out more SyriaMiddle East – North Africa SyriaMiddle East – North Africa News News Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that Islamic State has released Massoud Aqeel, a photographer kidnapped nine months ago in the mainly Kurdish northeastern region of Syria known as Rojava together with reporter Farhad Hamo, who is still being held hostage. to go further February 3, 2021 Find out more March 12, 2021 Find out more News Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria Organisation Aqeel was freed on 21 September as part of an exchange of prisoners between Islamic State and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG). Reporters Without Borders urges the Kurdish authorities to do everything possible to obtain Hamo’s release.Aqeel and Hamo were in Rojava on assignment for Rudaw, a TV station based in Iraqi Kurdistan, when Islamic State fighters kidnapped them on the road between Qameshli and Til Kocher on 15 December.Ranked 177th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, Syria is the world’s most dangerous countries for media personnel, with at least 47 journalists and 139 netizens (online information providers) killed since the start of the conflict in March 2011.At least 30 journalists and netizens continue to be held by the Syrian government while at least 29 other journalists (including six foreigners) are either missing or being held hostage by Islamic State or other armed extremist groups. Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists last_img read more

Emerging Shadow Pandemic During COVID-19: Domestic Violence

first_imgColumnsEmerging Shadow Pandemic During COVID-19: Domestic Violence Shreyasi Singh1 May 2020 8:34 AMShare This – x”Significant numbers of the world’s population are routinely subject to torture, starvation, terrorism, humiliation, mutilation, and even murder simply because they are female. Crimes such as these against any group other than women would be recognized as a civil and political emergency as well as a gross violation of the victim’s humanity.” – Charlotte Bunch 1-…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?Login”Significant numbers of the world’s population are routinely subject to torture, starvation, terrorism, humiliation, mutilation, and even murder simply because they are female. Crimes such as these against any group other than women would be recognized as a civil and political emergency as well as a gross violation of the victim’s humanity.” – Charlotte Bunch 1- Introduction- Viral diseases are among the world’s leading causes of morbidity and mortality. The 2019 outbreak of COVID 19 in Wuhan, China has in no time spread globally. Our nation is facing a strange time battling the mushrooming pandemic. The government has imposed a nationwide lockdown and mandated strict observance of social distancing. However, one of the backlashing impacts of the stay-at-home orders is the surge in Violence against women and girls (VAWG) specifically the looming cases Domestic Violence (DV). India, however, is not the only country. VAWG is a universal issue, with great impact on victims/survivors, their families, and communities. According to the World Health Organization, one in every three women across the globe experience physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime. In this time of crisis, DV cases have seen a blunt upheaval across the globe. Such an increase is, however, not a new trend, instead, women tend to be at greater risks during such health disasters and pandemics like the Ebola outbreak or The Great Depression. The reason for this heightened violent and compulsive controlling behaviours is the economic hardships that people face in general along with cramped and confined living conditions. As Phumzile has stated, “a shadow pandemic is growing crimes against women” , DV has become both a public health and human rights crisis. According to the UN Women report, Lebanon, Malaysia and China have witnessed a 2-fold and a threefold increase respectively. Alongside increased reports, greater complexity of violence is observed. Australia had shockingly revealed a 40 percent rise with 70 percent increased severity. Argentina, France, Cyprus, and Singapore too have registered a significant rise in helpline requests. This, however, presents one side of the coin, wherein the upsurge is visible. There exists yet another constantly looming fear on the other side. It pertains to poverty-ridden countries or where the outbreak has reached its zenith. In these places’ the requests have seen a sharp dip. Italy, for example, has reported 55 percent fewer calls. North France saw similar decline. India has overlooked the problem of DV since time immemorial with the state condoning it as a “private” matter. According to reports, from 2001- 2012, 45-50 percent of all crimes categorized as being specifically “against women” was “cruelty by husband or his relative”. Moreover, according to the Crime in India Report 2018, a woman is subjected to DV every 4.4 minutes. DV though is not committed against women only, but it has been the most ubiquitous constant in women’s lives. Also referred to as “intimate terrorism”, it is one of the most blatant expressions of patriarchy. Women are often caught in the “sticky floor and the glass ceiling”. The primary reason is the prevalence of cultural and religious orthodoxy and social norms which have the rooted tendency of “keeping women in their place”. These underpinnings have led to division in gender roles and power dynamics. Interestingly though, it has taken a pandemic of this variety to finally end the eerie silence over the issue. The NCW reported that between the beginning of March to the start of April, a total of 310 grievances of DV along with 885 complaints for other forms of violence against women are reported. Through the course of this article, I have dealt with DV amidst the outbreak of COVID 19. I start by putting forth the steps taken by the government to prevent DV alongside pandemic. I then try to analyse whether these steps are in balance with “Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005” and determine challenges that lie specific to our country. I had towards the end concluded by providing for a redressal mechanism, based on action taken up by NGOs and the international community, that will prove out to be effective in our country, if implemented with care, and help assuage the crisis. 2- Steps taken up by the government to prevent DV: Looking at the continuous rise in the cases of DV, the government has taken up certain steps in order to reach out victims. The NCW has launched a special WhatsApp helpline number and has started to accept complaints via email. Some states have come up with their own initiatives. For instance- UP police have launched an initiative “suppress corona, not your voice”, wherein women are encouraged to contact police officers and ask for rescue. The Odisha state commission for Women has also launched its own WhatsApp helpline number. The women and child development department of the Delhi government has ensured the availability of 24*7 helpline and rescue services. Tamil Nadu government has allowed the movement of appointed protection officers. However, looking at the statistical rising in cases of DV, clearly, the measures taken up are not enough to handle the arising shadow pandemic. 3- Analysis of government measures in Context of DV Act,2005: In this section, I will examine how the legal framework in place: “Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005” which lays out the minimum threshold to which the government should have adhered while devising strategies has not been adhered to. First and foremost, the inability of the state to address the concern of women even at the time of a pandemic is a violation of the FR to Life guaranteed under article 21. In the Francis Coralie Mullin v Union Territory Administration, the apex court recognized the right to be free from physical violence. Further, in Ahmedabad municipal corporation v Nawab khan Gulab Khan’s case, it guaranteed right against sexual and emotional abuse. Coming to the act, Section 11 of the DV Act mentions obligations on the part of government for regular publicity of issues of DV through the use of media or print to raise awareness in the society. However, leaving behind the normal circumstances, not once in his address to the nation since lockdown, PM has talked about the plight of these women. Moreover, Section 6 of the DV act provides for the establishment of shelter homes in each district by the state government. Here the government has either remarkably failed or the work has been carried out incognito to which none is aware. Similar is the fate met out to Section 8 and 9 of the Act which provides for appointing protection officers. The negligence is further evident if we look at the list of essential goods that lack even sanitary napkins- a regular essential. This is in direct contradiction of Section 7 which mandates medical facilities. Furthermore, Section 17 of the act talks about shared household which is in line with the Chameli Singh case. However, as held by the apex court in the case of S.R. Batra & Another Vs. Smt. Taruna Batra, the definition of shared household under Section 2(s) of the DV Act is not very happily worded. On the face of it, it meant that a woman if evicted from the house has the right to seek monetary compensation and safe shelter along with free legal aid. This is however a narrow concept. It is limited to house owned or taken on rent by husband either solely or jointly by the family of which husband is a part. Clearly, the government in its attempt to flatten the COVID19 curve has overlooked women’s physical and mental health. This is further a violation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5. It even violates Article 51 (A) e of the constitution. What is even more tragic is the restricted access to law enforcement. The chairman of NCW urged women to contact police or reach out to commission but as per available data, women have always felt uncomfortable reporting to police. Even if they do, such reports are constantly ignored or delayed. For instance, a case from UP was reported wherein a girl approached the police but the personnel refused to rescue the victim and she was left with the accused. Moreover, the number of cases that are reported is not in proportions to actual incidents happening. This is because of the lack of access to technology in remote and rural areas. According to studies, about 57% of the women in India still do not have access to phones, how could they then use helpline services. In the absence of a comprehensive plan from the government, however, several NGOs have come forward. But they themselves face a host of problems. They are unable to move beyond web counselling or telephonic conversations. Due to lack of transport facilities and protective gear it is difficult to rescue victims. Some shelter homes have even refused to intake women. 4- Way forward: Learning from initiatives by NGOs and Foreign Countries In this section, based on the successful initiatives taken by NGOs and the international community, I provide possible solutions the government can implement for safeguarding women. Many NGOs have taken the lead to look at the issue of DV. NGO Swayam has started reaching out to women in distress areas via their contacts with communities. Another NGO Shakti Shalini has started a 24 hours helpline. Vishaka, an NGO based in Rajasthan has planned out a strategy to reach out to migrant women. Stree Mukti Sanghatana has been working to cater to working-class women. Nazariya organization for trans people, have started to organize weekly counselling sessions. NGO Women’s Entrepreneurs for Transformation launched the Red Dot initiative which requires victims to draw a red dot on their palm to alert people. NGO Breakthrough has come up with several initiatives like “StreeLink”, “Community radio in UP” along with reviving its ‘Bell Bajao’ campaign. CORO India has started sharing information regarding help for DV via information stickers placed above food packets. Countries across the globe have brought about innovative plans to prevent gender-based violence alongside pandemic. For instance- the Canadian government has announced an aid packed of $50 million along with deeming domestic violence shelters as essential services. Australia, France, and the UK too have separately allocated funds. Countries including France, Spain, and other Caribbean countries have started providing alternative accommodation to those who cannot be adjusted in shelter homes. South Africa has taken up steps to provide medical facilities to women. China has launched its Online Awareness campaign, namely “#antidomesticViolenceDuringEpidemic”. Spain has designated the code word “Mask-19” to signal police about domestic violence. UK gov has launched an app called “bright sky” to provide support and information to survivors along with enlisting delivery drivers and postal workers to look for suspected cases of DV. Countries have even set up a virtual justice system by having DV survivor teleconference into a court proceeding. Indeed, looking at the incessant mushrooming of cases across the country, there exists a need for country wide lockdown. But the need is also for implementation of planned strategies to judiciously integrate arising cases of DV with pandemic. Notable then firstly, the government should widen the ambit of essential service along with allocation of funds for setting up alternative shelter homes. Secondly, the emergency warning systems must be set up ensuring women could reach out without alerting abusers. Thirdly, action regarding the protection of sexual and reproductive health of women should be taken up. Fourthly, to reach out to women without access to phone and internet, trained volunteers and frontline health workers must be stationed to work with panchayats and SHGs jointly to ensure safety. Fifthly and most importantly, as also remarked by Antonio Guterres, the government should appeal for a ‘ceasefire’ on DV by stating its detrimental long-term effects.Views Are Personal Only.(Author is 2nd Semester  B.A. LL.B.(Hons.) Student At  Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow.)  Next Storylast_img read more