Have £1k to invest in the FTSE 100? Here’s what I’d do

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Indeed, many smaller firms traded on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) don’t offer the same investor protections. With this being the case, I think the FTSE 100 is the perfect place to invest for savers who want to protect and grow their hard-earned money. However, just because a company is listed on the FTSE 100 doesn’t guarantee it will produce positive returns for investors.As such, I think it’s essential to hold a diversified basket of companies. This offers investors the best chances of making a positive return while minimising the risk of losses. Buying the best businessesI’d start by buying some of the market’s highest quality companies. These are businesses with globally diversified operations, strong balance sheets, and recognisable products and therefore may be the best long-term investments. FTSE 100 firms such as GlaxoSmithKline, Unilever, or BP, would all qualify. Alternatively, investment trusts could be another strong option. 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And once this is in place, investors can take on more risk by investing in other opportunities, such as small- and mid-cap stocks. I reckon this is the best way to protect and grow wealth over the long term. By combining high-quality blue-chips and growth stocks, investors can maximise return potential while minimising potential downside risk. Rupert Hargreaves owns shares in Unilever and Law Debenture. The Motley Fool UK has recommended GlaxoSmithKline and Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 30th August, 2020 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Have £1k to invest in the FTSE 100? Here’s what I’d do Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

Anglican clergy respond to floods in New Zealand

first_img Press Release Service Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Anglican Communion Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Events The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls Tags Rector Knoxville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Press Release Anglican clergy respond to floods in New Zealand Curate Diocese of Nebraska Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Albany, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET [Anglican Taonga] Anglican clergy in Ashburton, Geraldine and Temuka have stepped up to support their communities in rural Canterbury, New Zealand, as multiple rivers burst their banks and caused widespread flooding across the region on May 30, resulting in road and bridge closures.With rivers in flood last Saturday night, churches in Geraldine, Temuka and Pleasant Point made the decision to close their doors on Sunday as rising water levels threatened to strand parishioners. Most churches in rural Canterbury’s flood zone have fared well in the weekend’s deluge, although to date no flood impact reports have come in from Te Pīhopatanga o Te Waipounamu.Archdeacon of Mid-Canterbury the Ven. Joan Clark reports that while Anglican church buildings in the district look to be undamaged, farming parishioners at Rakaia, Methven, Mayfield-Mount Somers, Hinds and Ashburton parishes will now face hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage to farm infrastructure and winter baleage, as well as lost income from milk dumped due to road closures.Read the entire article here. Submit a Job Listing Rector Collierville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Pittsburgh, PA Posted Jun 4, 2021 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MIlast_img read more

Amiri Baraka ¡presente!

first_imgBaraka reads “Somebody Blew Up America” poem before 1,100 people at Mumia Abu-Jamal solidarity rally at the Philadelphia Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pa., on Dec. 9, 2011.WW photo: Joseph PietteAmiri Baraka, a longtime Black revolutionary who was very influential in the struggle against racist and class oppression for over five decades, died on Jan. 9 at the age of 79, following a short illness in Newark, N.J.  At a Jan.10 public forum in New York City, Workers World Party First Secretary Larry Holmes pointed out that Baraka used his status as a spoken word poet, writer and playwright to help elevate the Black liberation struggle starting in the 1960s — when he was first known as Leroi Jones — until his death.  It was this powerful combination of politics and artistry that propelled Baraka as a towering, respected and beloved figure within the Black movement and among other progressive sectors.A wake for Baraka will be held on Friday, Jan. 17, at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 149 Springfield Ave. in Newark from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.  The funeral will be held on Saturday, Jan. 18, at Newark Symphony Hall, 1030 Broad Street at 10 a.m.Go to blackleftunity.blogspot.com/?view=magazine for tributes to Baraka.  A full obituary on Amiri Baraka will appear in a future issue of WW.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

7th annual Oscar Grant vigil held

first_imgOakland, Calif. — The seventh annual vigil to honor the memory of Oscar Grant was held on Jan. 1 at the Fruitvale Bay Area Rapid Transit station, where Grant was killed by Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer Johannes Mehserle. The 22-year-old father was handcuffed and lying face down when Mehserle shot and killed him on Jan. 1, 2009. After the community erupted in protest, Mehserle was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in Los Angeles, where he was tried after winning a motion for change of venue.In attendance at the vigil were Grant’s mother, Wanda Johnson; his young daughter, Tatiana; and his uncle, Cephus “Uncle Bobby” Johnson; among others. A number of community members and family members of other victims of police killings spoke, including Minister Keith Muhammad; Sheikh Hashim; Laurie Valdez, wife of Antonio Valdez, who was killed by the San Jose State University police; Rosemary Duenez, mother of Ernest Duenez, who was killed by the Manteca police; and Cyndi Mitchell, sister of Mario Romera, who was killed by the Vallejo police.The most touching part of the vigil was when Jack Bryson read a poem written by Tatiana Grant, thanking supporters and saying that if she had known it was the last time she would talk to her father, she wouldn’t have let him leave. Tatiana was four years old when Oscar was killed.Controversially and to the surprise of many, the vigil organizers also invited BART Chief of Police Kenton Rainey to speak. In response, the Anti Police-Terror Project issued the following statement later that day:“Although we stand in total support and solidarity with the Oscar Foundation, Wanda Johnson and the Grant family, we stand in strong opposition to ANY representative from the BART Police Department being given a platform to propagate a perspective that they are in compliance and/or in support of the people’s interests.“It is our position is that police departments cannot be reformed. They serve as the military arm of the white supremacist, predatory apparatus, in this case the Bay Area Rapid Transit Agency.“We acknowledge that we can and must engage in the reform arena in order to get relief, or what the Panther Party called survival programs. BART Police Department and every other policing agency in the United States is, and will always be, the military arm of the ruling elite. This has been and remains our position. We stand in solidarity with the families and disenfranchised masses that are being terrorized by police agencies in Oakland, San Francisco, Chicago and across the U.S.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Volleyball swept by Kansas on the road

first_imgSam Fristachi Samantha Fristachi is a senior from Massapequa, New York. She is a journalism and sports broadcasting major and a business minor. She hopes to be a sports broadcaster on ESPN one day. Linkedin ReddIt Linkedin printDespite battling hard on defense, TCU volleyball lost in three sets to the Kansas Jayhawks. The loss drops the Frogs to 1-6 in conference play.TCU struggled to find its offensive rhythm early on in the first set but would then go on a 6-1 run to tie the Jayhawks at 10. For the remainder of the set, the bounces would not go in favor of the Frogs, and the team would lose the first set 25-18. Ashley Waggle led the Frogs with four kills on .667 killing in the first set.In the second set, TCU jumped out to a 7-4 lead off a pair of kills from both Sarah Swanson and Audrey Nalls, but Kansas quickly came back to tie the match at seven. In total, there were 10 ties in the second set, and momentum swayed from one bench to the other. In the end, the Jayhawks took the final three points to win 25-21.  Nalls led the team with four kills. Junior Dani Dennison was fantastic in the back row, posting a remarkable eight digs.Dennison made her first start at libero this season and posted 21 digs, her first 20-plus dig performance of 2019.Nalls, Swanson and Katie Clark had leadoff kills to help TCU claim a 5-3 lead in the third set, but Kansas won the next 10 of 14 points to go up 13-9. The Jayhawks sealed the game in three sets, taking the third 25-19.TCU returns to The Rickel for the annual Pink Out match on Thursday against the West Virginia Mountaineers.  Twitter TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Sam Fristachi https://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/ Sam Fristachihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/ Women’s basketball falls in Big 12 Championship quarterfinals to Baylor Women’s Basketball falls in regular-season finale against Texas Sam Fristachihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/ Sam Fristachihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/ + posts Women’s Basketball on three-game skid after loss to Oklahoma Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Volleyball gets swept against the Kansas Jayhawks Women’s Basketball falls to Kansas State in overtime loss Twitter ReddIt Facebook Previous articleFive former TCU football players selected in inaugural XFL draftNext articleSoccer guts out win over No. 13 Texas Tech, 2-1 Sam Fristachi RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks last_img read more

Protest over “police brutality” against German journalists

first_img Help by sharing this information June 4, 2021 Find out more News RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story News to go further Organisation Reporters Without Borders has protested after two German freelance journalists covering an anti-racist demonstration No Border in Strasbourg became victims of French “police brutality”.Carsten Bügener was kicked and tear-gassed while Kathrin Plümer had her film forcibly confiscated during the 24 July demonstration.”We demand the immediate opening of an inquiry and exemplary sanctions against those responsible for this unacceptable violence”, said Reporters Without Borders General Secretary Robert Ménard, in a letter to interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy on 2 August.”The facts are serious: without even asking the journalists to stop filming and while they were showing their press cards, police seized the camera, repeatedly kicked one of the journalists and ripped the film from the camera. Strasbourg Police had since lost the film, he said, adding, “Such practices, only too familiar under other regimes, are unworthy of the French police and should be severely punished”.Reporters Without Borders recalls that five journalists have already complained of questionable behaviour by French police towards the press over the past year. June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Follow the news on Francecenter_img RSF_en “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News FranceEurope – Central Asia Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU FranceEurope – Central Asia August 2, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Protest over “police brutality” against German journalists May 10, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

RSF opens “The Uncensored Library” – The digital home of Press Freedom within a global computer game

first_img“We need to reach the next generation in order to change the future!”Nguyen Van Dai, democracy activist and bloggerMinecraft is an open world game where players can explore an intentionally blocky, pixelated world. Here they can discover and extract raw materials, craft tools, build structures and cooperate with other players. The game’s creative mode is often described as “digital Lego” and is being used in educational environments. Part of Minecraft’s gameplay is gathering and crafting items, such as books. Minecraft books have 100 pages and can be written freely. Other players can read them but cannot change the content of the books on the server. “We need to defend press freedom every day.”Hatice Cengiz, fiancée of Jamal Khashoggi“In many countries around the world, there is no free access to information. Web- sites are blocked, independent newspapers are banned and the press is controlled by the state. Young people grow up without being able to form their own opinions. By using Minecraft, the world’s most popular computer game, as a medium, we give them access to independent information.“Christian Mihr, Managing Director Reporters Without Borders Germany Although not at war, Mexico is one of the world’s deadliest countries for journalists and even surpasses Syria. Collusion between officials and organized crime poses a grave threat to journalists’ safety and cripples the judicial system at all levels. Journalists who cover sensitive political stories or organized crime are warned, threatened and often gunned down in cold blood. Others are abducted and never seen again. Inside the Uncensored Library visitors can read articles from Javier Valdez. He was a journalist and founder of the newspaper Riodoce, a weekly dedicated to crime and corruption in Sinaloa, one of Mexico’s most violent states. He was also the author of several books on drug trafficking. Valdez was killed on May 23, 2017 by gunmen. He was 50 years old. Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists News to go further In many countries, free information is hard to access. Blogs, newspapers and websites are censored. Journalists get arrested and have to fear for their lives.Such censorship lets many young people grow up in systems with almost no access to independent press. Their opinions become heavily manipulated by governmental disinformation campaigns.But although the youth in those countries differ from ours, they do what young people all around the globe do: play video games. Minecraft is a favourite – one of the world’s most successful computer games, with more than 145 million active players every month. Here communities can build entire worlds out of blocks, experience the freedom of an open world. Its creative mode is often described as “digital Lego”. In these countries, where websites, blogs and free press in general are strictly limited, Minecraft is still accessible by everyone. Minecraft offers unlimited freedom even in countries where there is no press freedom. “The Uncensored Library is a bold use of Minecraft. It really encapsulates everything that is great about this game and the community it has created”James Delaney, Managing Director BlockWorks, Architect of the Uncensored Library VietnamSaudi ArabiaMexicoRussiaEgyptAsia – PacificMiddle East – North Africa AmericasEurope – Central Asia Online freedoms InternetFreedom of expression Follow the news on Asia – Pacific Censored articles become uncensored books within Minecraft. June 2, 2021 Find out more Press freedom NGO, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), creates a loophole to overcome censorship by building a safe haven for press freedom. Where? Within one of the world’s most successful video games, Minecraft. Testing the limits of Minecraft. Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom RSF_en Minecraft is one of the world’s most successful computer games, with more than 145 million active players every month. First released in 2009, Minecraft‘s phenomenal success is still growing 10 years later. The game is played around the world, attracting a wide range of ages across both sexes. Egypt RSF World Press Freedom Index:163rd of 180 countriesEgypt is one of the world’s biggest jailers of journalists. Most of the media is now controlled directly or indirectly by the state. More than 500 websites are blocked, and more and more people are getting arrested because of their social network posts.Inside the Uncensored Library visitors can read articles from Mada Masr. Since 2013 the news portal has reported about corruption and security issues in a manner that is often critical of the government. It is the last professional news website that reports independently and is one of the most important sources of quality journalism in Egypt. Since May 2017 the website has been blocked in the country. Why Reporters Without Borders (RSF) use Minecraft to reach young people: News Censored articles from five different countries and various journalist got republished in Minecraft books.center_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) used this backdoor to build “The Uncensored Libra- ry”: A library that is now accessible on an open server for Minecraft players around the globe. The library is filled with books, containing articles that were censored in their country of origin. These articles are now available again within Minecraft hidden from government surveillance technology inside a computer game. The books can be read by everyone on the server, but their content cannot be changed. The library is growing, with more and more books being added to overcome censorship. News The design of the library is a neoclassical architectural style. Derived from the traditions of ancient Roman and Greek architecture, neoclassicism is a style often used in the design of public buildings around the world such as museums, galleries and libraries. It is an architectural style that is often used to represent culture and know- ledge. BlockWorks used this style to design a building that represents freedom of knowledge and the power that truth has over oppressive government authorities and regimes.The Uncensored Library is accessible through Minecraft with the server address:visit.uncensoredlibrary.comThe launch of the server is accompanied by the Microsite uncensoredlibrary.com including the launch film, a 360° walk through experience of the library including books, a making-of film and the full Uncensored Library Minecraft map as a down- load to be shared and experienced offline.Additional to banned articles from journalists, visitors of The Uncensored Library can find the RSF World Press Freedom Index and reports on the current press freedom situation of 180 countries in the world.An open library inside an open world game to overcome censorship. Help by sharing this information VietnamSaudi ArabiaMexicoRussiaEgyptAsia – PacificMiddle East – North Africa AmericasEurope – Central Asia Online freedoms InternetFreedom of expression Reporters Without BordersFor freedom of information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is the world’s biggest NGO specializing in the defence of media freedom, which they regard as the basic human right to be informed and to inform others.In 2019 alone 39 journalist and 10 citizen journalists got killed and currently there are 228 journalists and 120 citizen journalists imprisoned. These are alarming numbers. At the turn of the 21st century, nearly half of the world population still lacks access to free information. Deprived of essential knowledge and manipulated by disinformation, they are prevented from living in a political system in which factual truth serves as the basis for their life choices.Where governmental media censorship and disinformation campaigns are on a rise globally, RSF fights for freedom of information and for the truth to be known. June 7, 2021 Find out more Organisation The Uncensored Library raises awareness for the importance of press freedom. However the end goal is to empower the next generation to stand up for their rights to information and to give them a powerful tool to fight oppressive leaders: knowledge. Mexique RSF World Press Freedom Index: 144th of 180 countries June 2, 2021 Find out more “The only real way of fighting censorship is sharing and spreading what has been censored.”Yulia Berezovskaia, editor in chief of grani.ruFind more information on the microsite: uncensoredlibrary.comPlease use this link to share our launch film: #TruthFindsAWay March 11, 2020 – Updated on March 18, 2020 RSF opens “The Uncensored Library” – The digital home of Press Freedom within a global computer game Journalists from five different countries, despite having been banned, jailed, exiled and even killed – now have a place to make their voices heard again. Their articles have now been republished as Minecraft books in English and the articles’ original language and are available in countries that censored their works.Reporters Without Borders worked together with the creative agency DDB Germany, the design studio BlockWorks and the prodution company MediaMonks to realise the project. Hatice Cengiz, fiancée of Jamal Khashoggi supports the project, alongside international acclaimed journalists like Nguyen Van Dai and Yulia Berezovskaia. News The Uncensored Library was built in collaboration with  BlockWorks, an internationally acclaimed design studio and consultancy using Minecraft. The library was built over 3 months, and is made from over 12.5 million blocks. It took 24 builders from 16 different countries over 250 hours to design and create the library. The library’s main dome is nearly 300 metres wide, which would make it the second largest in the world. On March 12 – the World Day Against Cyber Censorship – the Uncensored Library will open its doors, giving young people around the world access to independent information, through a medium they can playfully interact with. The campaign runs under the hashtag: #TruthFindsAWay Russia RSF World Press Freedom Index: 149th of 180 countriesSince the widespread protests in 2011/12 the Russian leadership tightened the grip on critical journalists. Each year dozens of people are sentenced to prison because of their online activities. Even a “like” can put someone in jail. The state has been building the infrastructure for systematic mass surveillance and wants to prevent anonymous or encrypted communication. With Russia’s sovereign internet law, the government is attempting to gain control over the infrastructure of the web and, if necessary, be able to cut off the Russian internet from the worldwide web.Yulia Berezovskaia is editor in chief of one of Russia’s many blocked websites. She is collaborating with the Uncensored Library to republish articles from grani.ru, a news source for protest activities, politically motivated trials and civil society activism. On March 13, 2014 grani.ru was blocked by the Russian government.Saudi Arabia: RSF World Press Freedom Index: 172nd of 180 countriesSaudi Arabia permits no independent media. Despite his talk of reform, Mohammad bin Salman has intensified the repression since his appointment as crown prince in June 2017. The number of journalists and citizen journalists in detention has tripled since the start of 2017. Everyone censors themselves, and authorities keep Saudi journalists under close surveillance – as the case of Jamal Khashoggi illustrated.Jamal Khashoggi was a Saudi Arabian journalist and his articles can now be read in the Uncensored Library. Khashoggi fled Saudi Arabia in September 2017 and went into self-imposed exile. In the U.S. he worked as a columnist for The Washington Post. Khashoggi was a sharp critic of some of the policies of Saudi Arabia’s crown prince. On October 2, 2018, Khashoggi was killed and dismembered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.Vietnam: RSF World Press Freedom Index: 176th out of 180 countriesAs Vietnam’s media all follow the Communist Party’s orders, the only sources of independently reported information are bloggers and citizen journalists. The level of terror has risen sharply in the past three years, with many citizen journalists being jailed cyberwarfare department, which is tasked with defending the Party and targeting dissident bloggers.Inside the Uncensored Library visitors can read articles from Nguyen Van Dai. He is a Vietnamese human rights lawyer, democracy activist and blogger. In 2006 he  founded the Committee for Human Rights in Vietnam, to fight for civil empowerment through legal means. In April 2018 Dai was sentenced to 15 years of prison with an additional 5 years of house arrest but got later released and exiled to Germany. His blog is blocked in Vietnam. 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Italy

first_img News News RSF_en Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive After the 11 September attacks, government efforts to reform the country’s intelligence services and fight cybercrime led to a substantial increase in monitoring of the Internet.The government pushed through parliament at the end of 2001 a reform of the national intelligence services, which allowed the civil (SISDE) and military (SISMI) secret services, as well as the carabinieri and the regular police, to install phone and electronic taps simply with permission from the state prosecutor. The inherent secrecy of these special services hides the exact nature of the surveillance, but privacy and confidentiality protection organisations have strongly criticised the measure.Italy, which held the presidency of the informal G8 group of countries at the time of the 11 September attacks, also laid the first stone, in a government statement on 19 September 2001, of a policy of “fighting Internet and high tech crimes.” This led to strengthening the powers, resources and activities of the G8 group.Experts at the June 2002 G8 meeting in Canada of eight heads of government said the G8 network of originally 16 (now 26) countries enables speedy cooperation between international police forces when urgent response is required to high tech crimes, including e-mail messages between terrorists and other criminals. The G8 meeting noted that legal experts and police had developed ways to detect the origin, destination and routing of terrorist and criminal messages on the Internet, ways to get electronic proof of it and to ensure retention of such evidence so that it was not deleted or altered.Internet freedom organisations have especially protested about the controversial amendment of the European Directive on Protection of Telecommunications Data and Information (see section on the European institutions) approved on 30 May 2002 and authorising member-states to retain phone and Internet connection records (traffic logs).LINKS: News ItalyEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Organisation to go further ItalyEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Italy December 2, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information June 19, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Italy November 23, 2020 Find out more News – Association for Interactive Electronic Communication Freedom Electronic Frontier Italy (ALCEI-EFI) November 19, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Supreme Court Allows UP’s Plea To Transfer Mukhtar Ansari From Punjab Jail

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court Allows UP’s Plea To Transfer Mukhtar Ansari From Punjab Jail Radhika Roy26 March 2021 2:06 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Friday allowed the writ petition filed by the State of Uttar Pradesh seeking transfer of BSP MLA Mukhtar Ansari from Ropar Jail in Punjab to Uttar Pradesh’s Ghazipur Jail.The Bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan directed that Ansari would be handed over to the custody of State of Uttar Pradesh within two weeks.”It is directed that Mukhtar Ansari is handed over to the…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 Supreme Court on Friday allowed the writ petition filed by the State of Uttar Pradesh seeking transfer of BSP MLA Mukhtar Ansari from Ropar Jail in Punjab to Uttar Pradesh’s Ghazipur Jail.The Bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan directed that Ansari would be handed over to the custody of State of Uttar Pradesh within two weeks.”It is directed that Mukhtar Ansari is handed over to the custody of UP within 2 weeks. He shall be lodged in Banda Jail. Jail Superintendent of Banda Jail will extend medical facilities”, the Bench held.The bench also dismissed the petition filed by Ansari to transfer the trial of criminal cases out of Uttar Pradesh.The Court held that the petition filed by the State of UP under Article 32 of the Constitution read with Section 406 of the CrPC was maintainable. It held that a State was a “party interested” within the meaning of Section 406(2) CrPC who is entitled to seek transfer of a case.”It is difficult to accept the submissions of the respondents to say that the petitioner-State is not a party interested. It is well said that a crime against an individual is to be considered as a crime against a State and public, at large. In the criminal administration system, State isthe prosecuting agency, working for and on behalf of the people of the State”, the judgment observed.Since 406(2) CrPC was found to have been attracted, the bench said that it was not necessary to go into the issue whether Article 32 was available to the State.A division bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and R Subhash Reddy delivered the judgment. The bench had reserved judgment on the petition on March 4, after several days of arguments by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta(for UP), Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave(for Punjab authorities) and Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi(for Ansari).In the writ petition, the State of UP said that Ansari was wanted for trial in various grave offences in UP, and that Punjab was shielding him in Ropar jail on fake medical grounds.Punjab authorities and Ansari opposed the writ petition by arguing that a State has no fundamental right and hence cannot invoke Article 32 of the Constitution.State of U.P. in its writ petition filed, under Article 32 of the Constitution read with Section 406 of the CrPC, contended that in the light of fair trial and manifestation of rule of law under Art. 14 and 21, it was necessary to try Ansari in the State of U.P. against whom serious offences had been registered in the State. Ansari also claimed that he had threat to life in UP.Solicitor General of India, Tushar Mehta appearing behalf of State of Uttar Pradesh, submitted that Ansari was vociferously being defended by the State of Punjab.”He is vociferously defended by the State of Punjab. State of Punjab is supporting a terrorist.” He remarked at the outset.Moreover, SGI submitted that “State says that Ansari is suffering from depression. And he says he belongs to a family of freedom fighter. He is a gangster. He is arrested and does not file bail application because he is happy to be in Jail of Punjab.” Case Title : State of UP vs Jail Superintendent(Ropar) and othersCitation : LL 2021 SC 185Click here to read/download the judgmentSubscribe 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

Message at breakfast: Soldiers are ‘heroes all’

first_img Message at breakfast: Soldiers are ‘heroes all’ Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author You Might Like Mount Moriah cooks ready for annual bake sale Over recent years, many people in and around Pike County have come to depend on the ladies of Mount Moriah… read more The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Latest Stories Matthews said that he takes great pride in his service to country but, laughingly, admitted that there were times when he thought, “Mom, I want to come home.”“I realized that I had taken a lot for granted,” Matthews said. “And, I also realized how great it was to be an American. I want to thank all of you veterans for bearing the weight of freedom on your shoulders.”Cassie Gibbs, Troy University student volunteer at the Complex, stood and thanked the veterans and told them that their commitment, dedication and sacrifices have not gone unnoticed by the younger generation and that they are “heroes all.” “I just wanted to see how many of us are still around,” he said, with a smile. “We had a time, didn’t we?” The veterans nodded and the audience responded with applause.Janet Motes, director of the hosting Colley Senior Complex, said that, of all the events and activities that the Complex hosts, the Veterans Breakfast is her favorite.“I don’t know how to thank you for your service,” Motes told the veterans. “It is so amazing what you have done and are doing to keep America free. Thank you from all of us.”William “CC” Matthews was the featured speaker for the Veterans Breakfast. He served in the United States Air Force from July 1998 until April 2006 and served stateside as well as in South Korea, Germany, Egypt, Iraq, Italy, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Print Article By The Penny Hoarder Skip Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content James Smith fought in America’s most unpopular war. He served when it was dangerous to admit that you were a soldier, when there were no heroes.“There were times when I doubted – when I had bad thoughts – about being an American,” he told the gathering of veterans at the Veterans Breakfast Thursday morning. “But today, I’m proud to be an American and I would gladly give my life for our country.”Smith was one of several Vietnam veterans who attended the breakfast along with veterans from World War II, Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan. By Jaine Treadwell Published 6:32 pm Thursday, November 11, 2010 He was also among those who spoke informally about their service and the pride that they feel in having defended freedom around the world.An appreciative audience of family and friends expressed appreciation to the veterans for their service and told the veterans that, yes, there are heroes of all wars and “we are honored to be among them today.”Charlie Terry, a 91-year-old veteran of WWII, asked for a show of hands from the Greatest Generation. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more