Potash rejects $39bn BHP Billiton bid

first_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULL Share Tuesday 17 August 2010 8:12 am THE world’s largest fertiliser producer Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan has rejected a $39bn (£24.9bn) takeover approach from mining giant BHP Billiton.Canada-based PotashCorp said BHP offered US$130 a share in cash – equivalent to a 20 per cent premium on the company’s share price on 11 August.However, Canadian Potash dismissed the proposal as “grossly inadequate”.PotashCorp chairman Dallas Howe said in a statement: “The BHP Billiton proposal substantially undervalues PotashCorp and fails to reflect both the value of our premier position in a strategically vital industry and our unparalleled future growth prospects.“The fertiliser industry is emerging from the recent global economic downturn, and we feel strongly that PotashCorp shareholders should benefit from the current and potential value of the company. We believe the BHP Billiton proposal is an opportunistic effort to transfer that value to its own shareholders.”BHP said in sa statement that it “continues to review its options and will make a further announcement in due course.” John Dunne Potash rejects $39bn BHP Billiton bid whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Limuru Tea Company Limited (LIMT.ke) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgLimuru Tea PLC (LIMT.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Limuru Tea PLC (LIMT.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Limuru Tea PLC (LIMT.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Limuru Tea PLC (LIMT.ke)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLimuru Tea PLC (formerly Limuru Tea Company Limited) owns 275 hectares of tea plantations situated four kilometres to the east of Limuru Town. The Company is an outgrower to Unilever Tea Kenya Limited (UTKL), the largest private sector tea company in Kenya. UTKL acts as the Limuru Tea Company’s managing agent in the growing, manufacturing, sales and marketing of its tea. The Limuru Tea estate green leaf is manufactured in the nearby UTKL’s Mabroukie factory from where it is sold mainly for export. Limuru Tea PLC is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

South Africa 22 England 17: The Verdict

first_imgNOT FOR FEATURED: DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA – JUNE 09: Ben Foden of England dives over for a try during the First Test match between the South Africa Springboks and England at Kings Park Stadium on June 9, 2012 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) Morne Steyn scores South Africa’s first try LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS By Katie Field, Rugby World writerIn a nutshellENGLAND HAD a strong first half, featuring outstanding defence, some good attacks and great security under the high ball, but South Africa took a grip on the game in the third quarter and England were never quite good enough to get back into it. The scrum did not prove to be a decisive weapon for South Africa until the last ten minutes, but England’s poor kicking game helped hand the hosts the initiative.England debutants Joe Marler and Tom Johnson had terrific games, Mike Brown was rock solid under the high ball and Jonathan Joseph could have done with more time, coming off the bench in the dying minutes. Chris Robshaw led his team well and while Owen Farrell was out of sorts, Ben Foden did well on the wing. For South Africa Willem Alberts was outstanding and Bryan Habana, Morne Steyn and Frans Steyn all posed questions in attack. New coach Heyneke Meyer clearly said the right things at half-time, as South Africa took the initiative straight after the break.Key momentJean de Villiers’ try, his team’s second of the second half, put South Africa 16-6 up and gave England a mountain to climb. The tourists’ defence had held up so well in the first half, but two breaches after the break – Morne Steyn crossed before de Villiers – gave South Africa a clear lead.Man of the Match, Willem AlbertsStar manWillem Alberts was in storming form in the Springbok back row, using all his power to knock England back. He was deservedly named the official Man of the Match. For England, Tom Johnson was the stand-out performer on debut and made very few errors.Room for improvementEngland’s kicking out of hand was poor, and the chase even poorer. After holding South Africa in the first half, they needed to take the initiative with some incisive attacking rugby, but were unable to cut through until the final play of the match.center_img For South Africa, Morne Steyn had an off-day with the boot and their pack lost a couple of lineouts on their own throw, but with only five days of preparation time they will be delighted to be 1-0 up in the three-Test series.In quotes – winnersSouth Africa coach Heyneke Meyer: “At some stages I really thought we played great rugby, we moved the ball around and I was happy with the result, but we butchered one or two tries and you need to finish those in Test match rugby. I think that this team has been so great from the start, they have got very high standards, so although there were some hard words (at half-time) they knew that they had to step up in the second half.”In quotes – losersEngland coach Stuart Lancaster: “The first half was very positive but in that third quarter the Boks got on top of us a bit. Joe Marler was outstanding and Tom Johnson had a fantastic game. We were a little bit short today, but not much.”Top statsEngland won all ten of their own lineouts and stole three from the Springboks. England forced 17 turnovers from South Africa and conceded 13, but the hosts beat 19 defenders to England’s 12.SOUTH AFRICA: Zane Kirchner (Pat Lambie 40); JP Pietersen, Frans Steyn, Jean de Villiers (capt), Bryan Habana (Wynard Olivier 31-40); Morne Steyn, Francois Hougaard (Ruan Pienaar 56); Tendai Mtawarira, Bismarck du Plessis (Adriaan Strauss 66), Jannie du Plessis (Coenraad Oostuizen 48-58), Eben Etzebeth (Flip van der Merwe 58), Juandre Kruger, Willam Alberts, Marcell Coetzee (Keegan Daniel 72), Pierre Spies.Tries: M Steyn, de Villiers. Pens M Steyn 4ENGLAND: Mike Brown (Jonathan Joseph 78); Chris Ashton, Manu Tuilagi, Brad Barritt (Toby Flood 53), Ben Foden; Owen Farrell, Ben Youngs (Lee Dickson 72); Joe Marler (Paul Doran-Jones 72), Dylan Hartley (Lee Mears 75), Dan Cole, Mouritz Botha (Tom Palmer 58), Geoff Parling, Tom Johnson, Chris Robshaw (capt), Ben Morgan (Phil Dowson 61). Try: Foden. Pens: Farrell 4Ben Foden dives in for England’s consolation trylast_img read more

Lisbon Stone Block / Alberto de Souza Oliveira

first_img “COPY” Projects 2011 Save this picture!© Nelson Garrido+ 19 Share Photographs:  Nelson GarridoText description provided by the architects. Lisbon’s Stone Block is located in the corner of two major streets and that position is somehow special in the relation that the building it-self creates with the “urban net”. Save this picture!LocationRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)MetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapThe idea/concept of the building is based in a “mutant facade”: a skin in stone, almost metamorphoses and movable. We can say that the building is an urban sculpture that transmits several images accordingly to its use: By night the light radiates from the apartments and by day the building is perforated by it in a different way – the natural light passes through the openings in the movable panels, allowing the control of light in the interior of each apartment. Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoThe apartments present a plan where the living room centres also a will to move and transform – through opening or closing the panels in the façade it’s possible to create different spaces in each apartment.Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Arbor / Shamsudin Kerimov ArchitectsArticlesInstallation for California Design Exhibition / Hodgetts + Fung Design and ArchitectureArticlesProject locationAddress:Lisbon, PortugalLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Portugal Architects: Alberto de Souza Oliveira Area Area of this architecture project CopyApartments•Lisbon, Portugal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/176896/lisbon-stone-block-alberto-de-souza-oliveira Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/176896/lisbon-stone-block-alberto-de-souza-oliveira Clipboard Year:  Area:  5672 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” Lisbon Stone Block / Alberto de Souza Oliveira CopyAbout this officeAlberto de Souza OliveiraOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsDabasResidentialLisbonHousing3D ModelingPortugalPublished on October 18, 2011Cite: “Lisbon Stone Block / Alberto de Souza Oliveira” 18 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HousePartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsBedroom furnitureFlexformMirror – EgonWaterproofing/SealantsEffisusPre-Fab System – Ecofacade Pre-fab TrueSealConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXRoller Shades – Arion Large SizedWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealSunscreen – Terracotta BaguettesWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BauBucheLightingLumenpulseLED Projector Lumenbeam GrandeMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?里斯本石头街区 / Alberto de Souza Oliveira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 Lisbon Stone Block / Alberto de Souza OliveiraSave this projectSaveLisbon Stone Block / Alberto de Souza Oliveira Apartments Photographslast_img read more

Soogook Village / op’us architects

first_imgArchDaily Area:  1056 m² Area:  1056 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Todam Engineering Namhung Construction Co.Ltd Projects Housing Soogook Village / op’us architectsSave this projectSaveSoogook Village / op’us architects Structural Engineering: Year:  Electric Engineer:Myoungin SI EngineeringClient:The Sisters of MarySite Area:21,630.00㎡Gloss Floor Area:2,016.20㎡Building Scope:A,B building – 2F/ C,D building – 3FHeight:A,B building – 9.18m / C,D Building – 9.94mArchitect In Charge:Woo Daeseung, Cho Seongki, Kim HyoungjongDesign Team:Park Youseon, Yang Kunsu, Kim Jongdo, Yun Jongwon, Lee Sangdae, Nam Seongjin, Hwang Seoungho, Kim HuiyeonCity:BusanCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Joonhwan YoonRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – ConcreteCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD19SkylightsJansenRoof Glazing – VISS Fire‘Please repair this house’, was a request that bore this project. As one of the Sisters of Mary institutions, it has operated a care aid programme for impoverished children for the past five decades. Its original aim was to improve the living conditions of adolescents by changing the spatial structure, which used to resemble an army camp. Upon close examination it became apparent that the fundamental problem was more than just their house and life.Save this picture!Floor PlanIt was confrontation of their fear of self-reliance after graduating from high school. How could they prepare for life alone without having experienced stability that a family unit can provide? The concept of nurture must change into one of self-reliance.Save this picture!© Joonhwan YoonThen what is architecture for self-reliance? A clue was found from the world ‘home’. A small town of eight houses were formed in place of a large building. It was it is not ‘revolution’ rather than ‘improvement’. Each house was named after a fruit tree planted in its grounds. Here, the system of house and life should change together.Save this picture!SectionChildren should manage everything by themselves. In each house, children are given a monthly common living allowance, to make their own rules and discussing their everyday lives. In just three short months, they became accustomed to ‘helping themselves’ at ‘their own home’. At last the seed of self-reliance sprouts in the largest child care institution of Korea.Project gallerySee allShow less20 Scholarships the AA BILBAO Visiting School: COMPUTING TOPOS III 2014 / Bilbao, SpainEventConference: Urban Routines 2013/14EventProject locationAddress:5-2 Amnam-dong, Seo-gu, Busan, South KoreaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 2013 “COPY” photographs:  Joonhwan YoonPhotographs:  Joonhwan Yoon Soogook Village / op’us architects Year:  “COPY”center_img Photographs Interior: Mechanical Engineer: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/520727/soogook-village-op-us-architects Clipboard Monosome Design CopyHousing•Busan, South Korea Construction: CopyAbout this officeop’us architectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingBusanHousingSouth KoreaPublished on July 01, 2014Cite: “Soogook Village / op’us architects” 01 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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/520727/soogook-village-op-us-architects Clipboard South Korea Save this picture!© Joonhwan Yoon+ 27 Share Woojin Engineering Architects: op’us architects Area Area of this architecture project 2013last_img read more

Seed Consultants Market Watch 2/20/2013 Evening Comment With Gary Wilhelmi

first_img SHARE Previous articleUpcoming Meetings will Help Small Farm and Dairy ProducersNext articleGroups Unite in Opposition to Senate Sequestration Package Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Market Market Watch Seed Consultants Market Watch 2/20/2013 Evening Comment With Gary Wilhelmi FinancialThe bloated geese got plucked today as the Dow fell 108, S&P 19 and NASDAQ got bush wacked for 49 pointsGold dropped $40 to end at $1563Crude oil was over $2 lower in both WTI and BrentThe fed minutes from their last minute indicated a possible winding down of their stimulus efforts and that helped light the fuseAdditionally, there was a rumor of blow our selling coming out of a troubled hedge fundThese hedge funds are not all the best managed ventures, so such rumors have some credence.There is a chance of a 10% correction in stocks and it has already occurred in goldAs crude tumbles on speculative departure, gas at the pump is seen rising to perhaps $5 in ChicagoLivestockShort covering popped up late, but the problems with pork additives disturbing Chinese trade drove the meats to their lows testing support only found on the monthly chartsAs the financial were over bought the meat markets are now over sold so keep your head downCash cattle are yet to be established and the $127 offering seam highCash hogs were off $.50-1.00Wind has been added to the coming snow event that could total 12-14”Demand may not be affected much but the transportation of animals will be for a few daysGrain and soybeansMarch beans shied away from their $14.90-15.00 resistanceCorn and wheat firmed slightly off tests of the supportOil World cut their estimate of Argentine beans to 49.6 Mt from 51.6 Mt but boosted Brazil to 81.8 MT from 81.3 MTChina bought 350,000 tons of UD wheat, 400,000 Australian and 100,000 CanadianEgypt bought one cargo or 60,000 tons of US SRWHeavy snow cover is welcome in parts of the HRW country and moisture in the NW Corn Belt is like money, in the potential yield bankTexas wheat us rated 49% poor to very poorFocus on soybean and wheat exports in Friday’s weekly report as China has come off of the lunar holidayChinese ports are said to be light on soybean supplies2:05 updateFed minutes indicate an earlier end to stimulus efforts and that served to pressure Gold down under $1600 and crude oil last $2.62 lower at $94.40Silver and platinum were also hit11:52 updateDow slips 36 pointsCattle and hogs deepen dive on heavier volume due to Chinese questionOil World cuts Argentine beans by 2 MTChina buys 350,000 tons of US wheat, 400,000 Australian and 100,000 from CanadaEgypt takes 60,000 tons of US SRWGulf wheat mixed and corn up 2 centsWheat market action lethargicTexas wheat rated 49% poor to very poorMoisture forecast for HRW and NW Corn BeltWatch export sales on Friday where bean sales will be a key, and to a lesser extent wheat with corn remaining poor Facebook Twitter Seed Consultants Market Watch 2/20/2013 Evening Comment With Gary Wilhelmi By Hoosier Ag Today – Feb 20, 2013 last_img read more

Dissident journalist kills himself in Spain, a year after being forced into exile

first_img Follow the news on Cuba May 6, 2020 Find out more April 6, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Dissident journalist kills himself in Spain, a year after being forced into exile Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet CubaAmericas News RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago News CubaAmericas Reporters Without Borders is deeply saddened to learn that Albert Santiago Du Bouchet Hernández, 52, a Cuban independent journalist and former political prisoner, took his life on 4 April in the Spanish city of Las Palmas, in the Canary Islands. Our organization shares the grief of his family, especially his ex-wife and son, who also now live in Spain.Du Bouchet was freed from a Cuban prison on 7 April 2011 and flew to Spain the next day. Agreeing to go into exile was a condition for his release, as it was for most of the “Black Spring” political prisoners who were freed during the months prior to Du Bouchet’s release.The onetime head the independent Habana Press agency, Du Bouchet was convicted twice on charges of “disrespect for authority,” in 2005 and 2009. He was the last of many dissident journalists to be released in Cuba, where no journalists are currently detained. “We do not know his exact reason for doing this, but Albert was very depressed and was really affected by the feeling of being cut off from one’s roots that exile causes,” Reporters Without Borders was told by Juan Carlos Herrera Acosta, a “Black Spring” dissident journalist who now lives in the United States after being sent into exile in Spain in 2010 like Du Bouchet. “Du Bouchet’s reasons for ending his days are his and his alone, but they were clearly linked to the years of suffering he endured as the victim of misfortune, persecution, imprisonment and finally forced exile,” Reporters Without Borders said.“As other dissident journalists told us on arriving in Spain in 2010, being released from prison was not the same as recovering their freedom. The ‘definitive exit’ stamp in their passports was the final humiliation by regime that tolerates no dissident opinions, indulges in crude propaganda and disowns its own citizens.”Born in Havana, a trained historian and former Communist Party member, Du Bouchet began to dissent from official Cuban history in the course of his work as an historian. He joined the independent journalists in 1996 and took over Habana Press in 1999. He was first arrested on 3 December 2000 by State Security police, who seized and destroyed his journalistic material.The Cuban authorities have still not honoured their international undertakings as regards civil liberties. In particular, they have not yet ratified the two UN conventions on civil and political rights they signed in 2008. This was highlighted yet again during the pope’s visit from 26 to 29 March, which was accompanied by a crackdown and blocking of communications.Reporters Without Borders continues to call for the lifting of the absurd US embargo on Cuba that has been in place since 1962. And it recognizes Cuba’s achievements in health and education. But it also condemns the refusal of many governments to recognize Cuba’s violations of civil liberties. to go furthercenter_img Organisation Help by sharing this information October 15, 2020 Find out more New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council Receive email alerts RSF_en News News October 12, 2018 Find out morelast_img read more

Call for immediate, massive response after second kidnapping of journalist in Gaza since start of year

first_img May 28, 2021 Find out more PalestineMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today after British journalist Alan Johnston, who has been the BBC’s correspondent in Gaza for more than three years, was kidnapped by gunmen near his office this afternoon as he was returning from the Erez Crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel.“We call for the immediate release of this journalist, who has lived and worked in the Palestinian territories for years,” the press freedom organisation said. “We urge both President Mahmud Abbas and Prime Minister Ismael Haniyeh to react at once to speed up his release. A response from all of us is essential.”Reporters Without Borders added: “The grim series of abductions of foreign journalists continues in the Gaza Strip without the authorities so far finding a way to bring it to an end. None of the people responsible for kidnapping journalists since 2005 has been arrested or tried. This impunity encourages potential hostage-takers to act.”The Palestinian security services said four gunmen abducted Johnston, who had time to leave his business card in the rental car he was using.Just over three months separate this abduction and that of Peruvian photographer Jaime Razuri of Agence France-Presse, kidnapped on 1 January and freed a week later. A total of 14 foreign journalists have been kidnapped in the Gaza Strip since 2005. Most of them were freed quickly without being hurt. Two journalists with the US television network Fox News were held the longest – two weeks. June 3, 2021 Find out more Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists Organisation March 12, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for immediate, massive response after second kidnapping of journalist in Gaza since start of year News Follow the news on Palestine to go further News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes Reporters Without Borders condemns today’s kidnapping of BBC correspondent Alan Johnston and calls for his immediate release. “The grim series of abductions of foreign journalists continues in the Gaza Strip without the authorities so far finding a way to bring it to an end,” the organisation said. News Receive email alerts May 16, 2021 Find out more PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Newslast_img read more

Former Christian Brother faces trial on indecent assault charges

first_img Previous articleFour star hotel group introduces Brain FoodNext articleMother to face trial over son’s murder admin A FORMER Christian Brother and teacher at CBS Sexton Street primary school is to face trial on multiple charges of indecently assaulting 13 young boys in the late 70s. 70-year-old pensioner, Seamus Treacy with an address at Ashton Close, Swords, Co. Dublin, faces 138 separate charges of indecent assaults at the school and at St Enda’s swimming pool on the Kilmallock Road in Limerick between 1978 and 1981. He was served with the book of evidence, which ran to three volumes by Garda Deirdre Foley of Roxboro Garda Station at Limerick District Court on Wednesday morning.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up On direction of the DPP, Mr Treacy is to be sent forward for trial to the next sitting of Limerick Circuit Criminal Court. Judge Eugene O’Kelly gave the accused man the ‘alibi warning’ where should any part of his defence be made up by alibis, he must notify the gardai within 14 days. Defending solicitor Bobby Eagar, applied for legal aid on behalf of Mr Treacy and the court granted that two counsel be assigned given the volume and time span of the charges. Mr Treacy was released on his own bond of €500 having surrendered his passport to the State and undertake not to apply for any new documents.An application to impose reporting restrictions on naming the accused man was refused by Judge O’Kelly because of the antiquity of the charges and the fact that the alleged injured parties are no longer minors. Linkedin Print Facebook Twittercenter_img Advertisement Email WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsFormer Christian Brother faces trial on indecent assault chargesBy admin – November 28, 2012 660 last_img read more

Plea Seeking Inclusion of Persons With Disabilities As Beneficiaries Under Food Security Act: Delhi HC Issues Notice To Centre

first_imgNews UpdatesPlea Seeking Inclusion of Persons With Disabilities As Beneficiaries Under Food Security Act: Delhi HC Issues Notice To Centre Karan Tripathi7 July 2020 2:32 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has issued notice in a plea moved by the National Federation of Blind seeking a direction to be issued to the Central Government to further direct all the States and Union Territories to include Persons with Disabilities as beneficiaries under Antyodaya Anna Yojana and the Food Security Act. The Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan…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?LoginDelhi High Court has issued notice in a plea moved by the National Federation of Blind seeking a direction to be issued to the Central Government to further direct all the States and Union Territories to include Persons with Disabilities as beneficiaries under Antyodaya Anna Yojana and the Food Security Act. The Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan has issued notices to the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, and to the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. The order has come in a PIL which seeks a direction to the Central Government to consider the cases of Persons with Disabilities and visually impaired persons even without ration cards, on the basis of their disability certificate of Aadhar card, for extending benefits under the National Food Security Act. Today, the Petitioner argued that the Food Security Act mandates the possession of a ration card which ends up excluding the persons with disabilities from availing benefits as most of these persons do not have a ration card. ‘Persons of Disabilities are victims of institutionalised discrimination, they’re usually kicked out of their households. That’s why it becomes impossible for them to get hold of a ration card’, the Petitioner submitted. While arguing for the inclusion of the persons with disabilities in poverty alleviation schemes, the Petitioner argued that Section 37(b) of Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act 2016, makes it mandatory for the government to provide 5% reservation to PwD in all poverty alleviation programmes. Therefore, the case of the Petitioner is that since both the AAY Scheme and Food Security Act are ‘poverty alleviation programmes’, persons with disabilities and visually impaired persons shall be eligible persons under Antyodaya Anna Yojana and priority households for the purpose of implementation of the food security scheme guaranteed under Section 10(1) of the National Food Security Act 2013. It was further highlighted by the Petitioner that so far no State has carried out the task of identifying priority households which would be beneficiaries under the Food Security Act. The petition states that: ‘…when the National Food Security Act was enacted in 2013, the respondent No.1 was obliged to simultaneously notify 5% reservation of benefit under food security guarantee scheme and programme in favour of persons with disabilities and also declare the persons with disabilities as eligible persons and priority households but the same was not done.’ Therefore, the Petitioner wants the Centre to issue directions to all the States and UTs to provide food grains free of cost to poor persons with disabilities as was done for migrant labourers and others during the present pandemic. The court will next take up the matter on July 22. Subscribe 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