Plans for flat-rate pension

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Is ASOS now a better investment than Boohoo?

first_img Enter Your Email Address 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. Andy Ross | Saturday, 25th July, 2020 | More on: ASC BOO Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Andy Ross owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ASOS and boohoo group. 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 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. Image source: Getty Images. Is ASOS now a better investment than Boohoo? Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The share price of Boohoo (LSE: BOO) fell off a cliff after revelations about factory conditions just a few weeks ago. Since then the company has had to defend itself, and directors have piled into the shares. This has helped reassure investors – a bit. Before that revelation, everything had been going so well. After the share price initially fell – along with nearly every share at the beginning of the pandemic – it had been rising sharply. This was driven by the realisation that everyone would shop online. The same trend that has seen Amazon’s share price also rocket. However, now the shares are under pressure once again. 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…Problems at BoohooThe problems at Boohoo are not simple to untangle. One point of view is that the shares are much cheaper now and scandals like this unusually blow over and are forgotten in time. Other UK companies have been involved in scandals that proved non-fatal, from accounting errors right through to corruption and bribery in developing nations.However, I think Boohoo’s recovery will be less smooth. It’s clear already there’s been no quick bounce back. Investors like Standard Life Aberdeen sold off Boohoo shares, which has put pressure on the share price. A rise in ESG investing is coinciding with this crisis. Another factor that is going to act as a drag on the share price in my view is the unusually close relationship between Boohoo’s co-founder and other family members with fast-fashion businesses. For example, back in May Boohoo completed its acquisition of PrettyLittleThing from the co-founder’s son. I can’t be alone in thinking this arrangement benefits the family more than ordinary shareholders.The acquisition followed criticism from a short-seller, Shadowfall, that raised questions over the amount of money Boohoo was likely to have to spend on buying out PLT’s shareholders.Opportunities for ASOSDo the issues at Boohoo create an opportunity for ASOS (LSE: ASC), which has faced its own struggles in recent years?I think it’s really too early to tell. Up until just recently Boohoo was clearly the better share to own. The big question – whether ethics will trump price in the key young adult market – remains to be seen. I expect I’m not alone in thinking price will win out in the end and fast-fashion will remain a highly profitable industry.Even if that’s the case, sales at ASOS don’t inspire confidence that it’s got all the answers or will be able to capitalise on Boohoo’s woes. Sales for the four months ending 30 June rose just 9% to £1.0bn. Given high street shops were shut, that doesn’t seem like a great performance. Compare that to a trading update from Boohoo before the supply chain crisis engulfed it and ASOS looks more lacklustre. In the three months to 31 May, Boohoo revenue increased by 45%.Right now I’m staying well clear of both shares. They are very expensive and Boohoo will come under increased scrutiny while ASOS still isn’t firing on all cylinders. See all posts by Andy Rosslast_img read more

Who should play at fly-half for the All Blacks?

first_imgYou are well aware of the other names in the running. There is jet-heeled Beauden Barrett from the Hurricanes. Colin Slade is there from the Crusaders, alongside a veteran playmaker by the name of Dan Carter.So who in your opinion should start for New Zealand at fly-half in the first game of the Rugby Championship, against Argentina on Friday 17 July? Below is a poll for you to let us know which of the four players should direct play for the All Blacks. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS New Zealand have named a squad of 41 for the upcoming Rugby Championship. There are plenty of recognisable names in there, with only five potnetial new caps in the group.Those five understandable includes lock James Broadhurst and full-back Nehe Milner-Skudder from the high-flying Hurricanes. Crusaders hooker Codie Taylor gets a call and there is no surprise that free-wheeling Highlanders winger Waisake Naholo makes the cut as well.The last uncapped name, though, is Naholo’s team-mate Lima Sopoaga. He is brought in as a newbie fly-half and thus makes a list of four names vetted and respected enough to compete for the famous black No 10 jersey. The results will appear in the August issue of Rugby World magazine. Who should play at No 10 for the All Blacks? (Poll Closed) Daniel Carter  48.37%      Beauden Barrett  39.43%      Lima Sopoaga  8.5%      Colin Slade  3.7%      Create Your Own Poll   Who should play at No 10 for the All Blacks? EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – NOVEMBER 10: Daniel Carter and Beauden Barrett of the All Blacks practice their kicking during a captain’s run at Murrayfield Stadium on November 10, 2012 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images) last_img read more

Surrender: The most difficult of prayers

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Another great article, Chuck. Total surrender is probably the single most difficult thing to accomplish. Though I understand it is His will that matters, my humanity keeps getting in the way of total surrender. Thankfully He sends His Holy Spirit to help us overcome our human fraility and put our trust in Him. He knows the correct path while we don’t even understand what questions to ask! charles towne Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate sharon Defelice, thanks so much. There is nothing that brings greater satisfaction and peace to my heart than to know that my words have touched that special chord in someone’s heart. May Papa God always stay close to you dear friend, Chaz Reply Richard, greetings my friend, but isn’t it so wonderful that He loves each of us, His kids, with an extra portion of His magnificent love even when we fail? God’s love and sweet grace invariably works to our advantage. I might fail, but somehow He enables me to fail forward! Bless you, Chaz NH, thank you dear one! Papa God loves you so very much. May your day be blessed, Chaz Reply CSG, It has been said that when we pray we set into motion something magical, we invite the incarnate into our presence! No, when we pray, BELIEVING, we set into motion the will of God and render His will our own! Wow, how great is that? Bless you dear friend, Chaz 14 COMMENTS Reply charles towne Reply Reply Charles, I agree that daily surrender to God is very difficult to achieve. The only solution is asking God for the daily outpouring (power) of the Holy Spirit in our lives…..the only way. May 29, 2021 at 7:19 pm May 29, 2021 at 7:13 pm May 30, 2021 at 8:13 am charles towne May 30, 2021 at 5:40 pm May 31, 2021 at 5:52 pm Reply Sandy Giorella Richard Yes it is a difficult thing to do but God is leading us allThank you Reply Reply Jimmie Waller, yes, yes, yes! Isn’t it glorious that He yearns for our cooperation! Praise Papa God, in Jesus’ wonderful name, Amen Sandy Giorella, your assurance can only come from one source. Bless you, and thanks for sharing, Chaz Reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 NH charles towne charles towne May 31, 2021 at 2:37 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. May 31, 2021 at 7:05 am May 30, 2021 at 7:55 am Reply Leo, when our lives are wrappd up in our loving God we can’t go wrong can we? Bless you mi amigo! You are greatly appreciated! Bless you, Chaz Nice story for this thoughtful weekend … Pray is sometimes better than exercise, diet or anything above Dear Little Brother … GOD has control ol ALL !!! And He is the Only ONE who maintains You with your Beautiful Sweet Sugar Honey … Praise the Love and the Lord for that and beyond !!!Amazing Charles, let’s move on and keep forward Jimmie L Waller Reply May 30, 2021 at 11:06 pm Leo charles towne Very Powerful. I love it….perfect contemplation for this holiday weekend. Thank you my dear friend. Photo by Jon Tyson CSG Words of wisdom Reply charles towne The Anatomy of Fear Reply Sharon DeFelice May 30, 2021 at 9:03 am TAGSChallengesCharacterCharles TowneDifficultyFaithHopeInspirationObstaclesPurposeTriumphVictory Previous articleHow To Save Insurance Money And Stay Safe On Open RoadsNext articleCity of Apopka hosts annual Memorial Day service 2021 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Wow…this is a very thought provoking article, Chuck!! Without Jesus in our life, we have no hope of ever reaching the levels that God desires for us. Scripture tells us that His ways are higher than our ways. So without Jesus, we have no hope at all. Thank you and God bless you. I will ponder and pray to do better at surrendering to God’s will. Reply May 30, 2021 at 9:42 am May 29, 2021 at 7:04 pm May 29, 2021 at 11:48 am May 30, 2021 at 7:00 am Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Faith & InspirationBy Charles Towne Rick Warren, in his book, The Purpose Driven Life, writes:“Genuine surrender says, “Father, if this problem, pain, sickness, or circumstance is needed to fulfill your purpose and glory in my life or in another’s, please don’t take it away.”Wow! I personally have discovered that Pastor Warren’s prayer, simple as it may be, is the most difficult of all prayers. ‘Why difficult?’ you might ask. Because it calls for total commitment and I, if I am going to be completely honest, must ask myself, am I ready for that? Am I really ready for total, 100% surrender to God’s will?In my own experience, as I have been forced to face the challenges of life, and especially the challenges of being my wife’s caregiver, I have found this level of commitment difficult to achieve, and if the truth be known, even more difficult to maintain.I hate to admit it, but my humanity is constantly getting in my way.There was a time that I prayed that my situation as my Nancy’s caregiver would be taken away from me. Now I pray that, whatever situation befalls me, “please use it to draw me closer to you Father, and let it be a testimony of your love, grace, and mercy to your children.”Have I arrived at the place in my struggle where I can honestly say that I have achieved that lofty pinnacle, that destination of premier achievement in the Christian walk that I claim to desire?Anyone that knows me very well has been exposed to my failed character- my warts- those rough and moody personality quarks that, at least to me, seem to be so very obvious. But, what isn’t always as obvious is my heartfelt prayer that declares: O Papa God, please, whatever comes into my life, whatever difficulty, whatever challenge, let my victory in it bring glory to you and be your victory and make your workings evident in my life that others may see the Christ man within me.It is in the challenges, the rocky places, the swift rapids of life that genuine Christian character is formed. Therefore let us not avoid the difficulties, the thorny places, but embrace that which calls for us to be better than we are, or can ever expect to be without Jesus Christ in our lives.EVERYDAY’S PRAYERFather God, you are my strength, you are my strong right arm. You lift me up when otherwise I would stumble and fall. When I get in over my head, you buoy me. You are my all in all, my keeper, my protector, my provider, my healer, and my friend. With you, I need not fear. I love you my God, in Jesus’ Holy and Blessed name I ask it, Amen.Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life.last_img read more

Philanthropy Impact to hold women in philanthropy event

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 1 March 2017 | News Tagged with: Events philanthropy women Philanthropy Impact is aiming to inspire and encourage more women to engage in strategic philanthropy with a special roundtable event on 30th March.Redefining Philanthropy: A Woman’s Game? will see founder of The Shirley Foundation Dame Stephanie Shirley give the keynote speech, with a panel including Frances Prenn, founding partner of Scott Prenn LLP, and Sara Grote Cerrell, principal of Global Change Network. The event is being hosted by Aon UK, with Sion Cole, senior partner of Aon’s Global Investment Practice as Chair.The Philanthropy Impact event will look at the following questions:What are some of the key opportunities and barriers to engage women of influence and wealth in strategic philanthropy and social investment?What collaborative opportunities exist to enhance the impact of philanthropic giving and service delivery?How much control do women have as decision makers in the philanthropy field?What is the role of professional wealth advisers in supporting their clients and their families?The event starts at 5.30pm and includes a networking session. It is free for Philanthropy Impact members, and £60-£80 for non-members. Registration is online or by email before 27th March.  278 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20center_img  277 total views,  3 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20 Philanthropy Impact to hold women in philanthropy eventlast_img read more

Farm Bureau Releases Document Detailing Issues with Proposed WOTUS Rule

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE By Andy Eubank – Jul 17, 2014 Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Farm Bureau Releases Document Detailing Issues with Proposed WOTUS Rule Previous articleNCGA’s President’s Award Presented to House Energy Committee MemberNext articleEPA Official Discusses WOTUS and RFS Andy Eubank Farm Bureau Releases Document Detailing Issues with Proposed WOTUS Rule The American Farm Bureau Federation and several state Farm Bureaus have met with the Environmental Protection Agency repeatedly – according to AFBF President Bob Stallman – and each time – agency officials have declined to grapple with the serious, real world implications of the rule. Now – he says EPA is engaged in an intensive public relations campaign – and AFBF believes its statements are directly contrary to the reality of the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule. That’s why Farm Bureau has released a comprehensive document responding to inaccurate and misleading comments made about EPA’s latest rule to Congress. The document explains how the rule would give EPA broad Clean Water Act jurisdiction over dry land features and farming practices long declared off-limits by Congress and the Supreme Court. Stallman says Farm Bureau is dedicated to communicating to farmers, their elected representatives and the public how the proposed rule will impose costly and time-intensive federal permitting regimes on commonplace and essential practices U.S. farmers and ranchers depend on. Farm Bureau hopes the document will contribute to the ongoing discussion in Congress regarding the rule and its implications not just for farming – but the entire U.S. economy.Source: NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

TCU to give raises for employees

first_imgFacebook + posts Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025 TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ TCU will not raise tuition for the 2021-22 academic year Twitter Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ Facebook Renee is a journalism major. She is dedicated to improving her journalism skills to effectively and ethically inform others. Jacqueline Lambiase is still fighting for students Linkedin ‘Horned Frogs lead the way’: A look at TCU’s ROTC programs Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ ReddIt printThis story was updated at 9:15 p.m. Oct. 13 to include information from human resources. TCU will spend $4 million to provide merit-based raises for employees starting Dec. 1, 2020.The news came Monday in an email to faculty and staff from Chancellor Victor Boschini. Raises were submitted in February.“This action gratefully recognizes the hard work and effort put forth by the TCU community to bring in the Class of 2024 and concentrate on student retention,” Boschini wrote in the email.In an email sent Tuesday to faculty and staff, Vice Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Officer Yohna Chambers wrote the raises are based on staff performance during the 2019 calendar year and faculty performance during the 2019-20 academic year. Faculty Senate Chair Sean Atkinson also praised the work of TCU employees since the spring in an email to TCU 360. “Faculty and staff have been working extraordinarily hard over the last 7 months, so I’m thrilled that we will be able to receive merit-based raises starting in December,” he wrote. “The university still has some financial challenges ahead, but I’m glad they were able to take this important step to acknowledge our efforts.”Boschini wrote that the previous budget decisions, including the permanent allocation of $65 million to financial aid, would remain. In a separate email to TCU 360, Boschini wrote that about $50 million of the expected $90 million budget shortfall has been accounted for through a hiring freeze and other budget cuts. He also wrote he is “cautiously optimistic” about the university’s financial outlook because there are still several milestones TCU has to consider, including finishing the current semester and football season, beginning the spring semester and having a sufficient enrollment for the spring.Failure to meet these goals would “inflict serious financial harm,” he wrote. Chambers wrote that letters to faculty and staff indicating the raises will be available through my.tcu.edu before Dec. 1. The Harrison Administration Building opened last year and many moved over from Sadler Hall. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer) TCU 360 staff win awards at the Fall National College Media Convention Previous articleWhat we’re reading: Supreme Court hearings continue, Gov. Abbott limits ballot drop-off sitesNext articleHoroscope: October 14, 2020 Renee Umsted RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Renee Umsted last_img read more

‘Courts Are Physically Working”: Allahabad High Court Closes Suo Moto PIL For Extension Of Limitation & Interim Orders During Lockdown

first_imgNews Updates’Courts Are Physically Working”: Allahabad High Court Closes Suo Moto PIL For Extension Of Limitation & Interim Orders During Lockdown Akshita Saxena6 Jan 2021 5:45 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court on Tuesday closed the suo moto PIL registered by it for extension of limitation and interim orders expiring during the lockdown period. Looking to the physical working of the Courts in the State of Uttar Pradesh, a Division bench comprising of Justices Munishwar Nath Bhandari and Rohit Ranjan Agarwal observed that there is no need to continue the PIL to…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 Allahabad High Court on Tuesday closed the suo moto PIL registered by it for extension of limitation and interim orders expiring during the lockdown period. Looking to the physical working of the Courts in the State of Uttar Pradesh, a Division bench comprising of Justices Munishwar Nath Bhandari and Rohit Ranjan Agarwal observed that there is no need to continue the PIL to extend currency period of limitation or interim orders. The suo motu cognizance pertaining to interim orders and limitation expiring during the period of lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic was taken by the High Court. A detailed order with respect to all the Courts in the State was initially passed and extended from time to time with certain modifications, to ensure that litigants do not suffer on account of their “inability to approach the Courts of law”. The last order in this matter was passed on December 1, 2020 for extension of interim orders and caveat under Section 148-A CPC. When the matter was taken up for review on Tuesday, the Division Bench said, “We find that now the Courts are physically working in the State of Uttar Pradesh, thus there is no reason to keep this matter pending and for that to pass further order in reference to the interim orders for the caveats. Rather the matter is now closed…” Case Title: In re v. State of UP Click Here To Download Order Read OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Prison Reforms- “DMs To Make Surprise Visits To Jails, Submit Report”: Orissa High Court Seeks Answers On Several Fronts From State Govt.

first_imgNews UpdatesPrison Reforms- “DMs To Make Surprise Visits To Jails, Submit Report”: Orissa High Court Seeks Answers On Several Fronts From State Govt. Sparsh Upadhyay14 March 2021 7:27 AMShare This – xDirecting the District Magistrates of various districts to make a surprise visit to the jails within their jurisdiction and submit a report to the Court, inter alia, on the conditions of the jails, the Orissa High Court last week sought answers from the State Government on multiple fronts in an attempt to understand the condition and present status of Prions in the State. The Bench…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?LoginDirecting the District Magistrates of various districts to make a surprise visit to the jails within their jurisdiction and submit a report to the Court, inter alia, on the conditions of the jails, the Orissa High Court last week sought answers from the State Government on multiple fronts in an attempt to understand the condition and present status of Prions in the State. The Bench of Chief Justice S. Muralidhar and Justice B. P. Routray was dealing with a 15-year-old writ petition and a 7-year-old-PIL after receiving a recent report submitted by the Amicus Curiae in the matter. Both the petitions highlighted various issues concerning the jails in Orissa. Among other things, the Amicus Curiae apprised the Court about five news items concerning deaths of prison inmates in Odisha over the last five years and the issue of overcrowding of jails. Court’s directions to the State Government At the outset, the Court directed the Government of Odisha to examine the detailed directions issued by the Supreme Court in its judgment In Re: Inhuman Conditions in 1382 Prisons, (2016) 3 SCC 700 as well as the subsequent judgment. It may be noted that in the aforementioned case, the Supreme Court had observed that due importance needs to be given to the rights of prisoners and undertrials in various prisons across the country. Read more about the directions issued by the Apex Court here and here. Further, the Odisha Government has been directed to place before the Court, on the next date, in a tabulated form in two columns, the directions issued by the Supreme Court and the response of the State Government thereto. “It is absolutely essential that the above directions of the Supreme Court are implemented in letter and spirit to improve the conditions of jails in Orissa and this requires to be done in a timebound manner”, remarked the Court. The State Government has also been directed to inform the Court on the next date also the timelines within which it will implement the directions. Handcuffing of prisoners in jail Noting that in the case of Premshankar Shukla v. Delhi Administration AIR 1980 SC 1535, the Apex Court had proscribed the practice of handcuffing of prisoners in jail or while bringing them from the jail to the court, the Court directed the State Government to include the instructions it has issued regarding discontinuance of the practice anywhere in the State. Release of jail inmates and undertrial prisoners involved in compoundable offences The Court directed the Member Secretary, Odisha State Legal Services Authority (OSLSA) to gather information on the number of prisoners in various jails in Odisha, who have been unable to be released, despite their being granted bail, on account of their inability to furnish bail bonds. On that basis, the Member Secretary, OSLSA has been directed to facilitate their release by getting panel counsel to file further applications before the Court which granted such bail to modify the conditions in terms of the judgments of the Supreme Court on this issue. Significantly, regarding the role of OSLSA, the Court said, “The Court would like to reiterate that without the active participation of the OSLSA and OHCLSC many of the reforms that have been proposed in the above judgments of the Supreme Court may not be able to be implemented.” Lastly, the Court issued the following directions, general in nature (list not exhaustive): – Between 15th March, 2021 and 16th April, 2021, the DMs of the various districts will make a surprise visit to the jails within their jurisdiction, in coordination with the Secretary of the concerned District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) or Taluk Legal Services Committee (TLSC) as the case may be.Submit a joint report to the Court on the conditions of the jails, condition of the prisoners, issues of overcrowding, the status of facilities within the jails including provisions for food and shelter, recreation etc. Preferably, the visits should be unannounced. The State Government will also organize at least one medical inspection of each of the district jails and sub jails in the State of Odisha by a team of medical professionals within the aforementioned period and the reports of such visits will also be placed before the Court on the next date. A compilation of reports of District Judges’ jail visits for the months of January, February, and March, 2021 be placed before the Court on the next date by the Registrar General of this Court. The matter has been listed for further hearing on 27th April, 2021. Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

BREAKING: Gardai investigating discovery of body in Letterkenny

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows BREAKING: Gardai investigating discovery of body in Letterkenny By News Highland – February 23, 2018 Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Previous articleJohn Kelly named on Irish Team for European Winter Throwing CupNext articleMain Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday 23rd February News Highland Google+ Pinterestcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Gardaí in Milford are investigating all of the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the body of a 71-year-old man in a house at Garryharry, Letterkenny.Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene late last night with the man pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.The alarm was first raised when a car associated with the man was earlier found abandoned nearby at Kirkstown.The house is currently being examined with a post-mortem examination due to take place tomorrow morning.Gardai say the course of the investigation will be determined by the results of the post-mortem. Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more