Misys’ banking ventures pay off as revenues rise

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMoneyPailShe Was An Actress, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediamoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBe Share Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 6 April 2011 7:34 pm BRITISH software company Misys posted a seven per cent rise in third-quarter revenue, helped by new products serving banks and financial markets.Misys, which sold most of its stake in its Allscripts-Misys joint venture last year, said yesterday revenue in the three months to February was £85m, taking revenue growth into positive territory in its 2010-11 year.“We have made a big investment over the last several years to get new products into the market and those investments are really paying off,” chief executive Mike Lawrie said.Misys shares, which have outperformed European peers by 32 per cent in the past 12 months, closed 2.8 per cent higher at 335.1p.Misys said treasury and capital markets (TCM) orders rose 50 per cent, while banking orders were up 17 per cent. It became TCM sector leader, with about a third of the market, when it bought Dublin-based Sophis for £375m in November. Misys, which competes with Swiss company Temenos in banking, said it won six new customers for its Bankfusion retail banking platform, taking the total to 19 in the year to date. KCS-content center_img whatsapp Tags: NULL Misys’ banking ventures pay off as revenues rise More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com whatsapplast_img read more

Is it time to pile into Taylor Wimpey shares?

first_imgIs it time to pile into Taylor Wimpey shares? Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 4th July, 2020 | More on: TW Taylor Wimpey (LSE: TW) shares have lost around 20% of their value since the beginning of the year. Investor sentiment towards the homebuilder slumped when the UK housing market was put into cold storage. However, now lockdown restrictions are being lifted, the housing market is starting to wake up again. This should be good news for Taylor Wimpey shares in the near term. 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…Taylor Wimpey sharesAfter lockdown restrictions were lifted at the beginning of June, the company announced it had seen a jump in demand. The homebuilder said it had orders for 11,228 homes in the 22 weeks to the end of May. Thay’s up from 10,557 homes worth £2.5bn for the same period last year.That said, the coronavirus lockdown means the company has only been able to build 2,455 homes this year, down around 40% from last year’s total. While some restrictions remain, and activity is likely to remain below 2019 levels for some time, this is a positive development.This suggests its bottom line might take a hit in the short term. Nonetheless, the outlook for Taylor Wimpey shares continues to appear positive. The UK housing market remains structurally undersupplied and the slowdown in construction because of the lockdown has not helped the situation. Management is also looking to capitalise on the situation by acquiring undervalued land. Last month, the group raised £500m from shareholders to spend on land. It believes coronavirus has pushed down prices, thinned the competition, and created opportunities. While this new share issue has weighed on Taylor Wimpey shares in the near term, over the long run, this expansion should help drive earnings growth. Growth opportunity Considering all the above, now may be a good time to snap up Taylor Wimpey shares as a long-term growth investment. Demand for new homes remains high. Further, record-low interest rates should only help fuel the growth of the housing market over the coming years. Other factors, such as the government’s first-time buyer initiatives, should continue to help support the sector. These tailwinds suggest the company may produce high total returns in the years ahead.Historically, Taylor Wimpey shares have offered a dividend yield of as much as 10% as the company has distributed excess profits to investors. When the housing market returns to a more normal level of activity, the company may resume this cash distribution schedule. This would make it one of the best dividend stocks on the London market, and a highly attractive prospect for income investors. On top of this income potential, Taylor Wimpey shares have the potential for substantial capital gains as well. A booming housing market should allow the business to increase selling prices, which would help improve its bottom line. As earnings expand, the share price should follow suit. Therefore, it looks as if now could be an excellent time to buy the stock as part of a diversified portfolio. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. 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. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

The grey ghost town and the camp in search of…

first_img March 4, 2016 at 5:32 pm Thank you, as our politicians vilify them, for drawing our attention to the plight of the Syrian refugees in these desert camps and the violence they are fleeing King Abdullah is right, Jordan is reeling under the load it is carrying. They need our assistance, not only in terms of increased financial aid, but also a more open door to these huddled masses yearning to breathe free. By Madeleine DaviesPosted Mar 4, 2016 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Martinsville, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC Comments (1) Vicki Gray says: Tags Its orderliness is evident from satellite images: tidy rows of white blocks gradually filling a grid of squares, like numbers in a Sudoku puzzle. The grid has been carved into a lunar landscape, an isolated corner in the north-west of the third-driest country on earth.When Azraq was opened in April 2014, it was expected to become one of the world’s most heavily populated refugee camps. It had capacity for 130,000. Today, despite the concerted efforts of the Jordanian government and its international partners — a UN fact-sheet lists schools, health centres, and plans to roll out electricity — it is home to just 28,000.Syrian refugees would rather take their chances in the country’s cities and towns, where they eke out a hand-to-mouth existence, sustained by handouts from the UN and NGOs, and casual work in the underground economy. Many are living in destitution, resorting to begging, child labour, and survival sex. Recent estimates are that nine in ten live below the Jordanian poverty-line.Click here to read the full in-depth report on the Church Times’ website. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The sun sets over the Azraq refugee camp in Jordan. Photo: World Vision[Church Times] There is a saying about Azraq refugee camp: the only risk is that you will die from boredom. Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Press Release Service New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Anglican Communion The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit an Event Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Albany, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Press Releasecenter_img 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Job Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Events Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The grey ghost town and the camp in search of a soul Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Comments are closed. 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Anglican school in Iraq opens next to St. George’s Church…

first_imgAnglican school in Iraq opens next to St. George’s Church in Baghdad An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Press Release Service Tags Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Posted Oct 2, 2018 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Pittsburgh, PA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Submit an Event Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Anglican Communion, Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Middle East center_img Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Events Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Albany, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Tampa, FL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA [Anglican Communion News Service] The head of the Chaldean Catholic Church, Cardinal-Patriarch Louis-Raphael I Sako, Patriarch of Babylon, joined other ecumenical guests and VIPs at the official opening of a new Anglican school in Baghdad. The Anglican School of the Redeemer – al-Fadi – was officially opened on Sept. 29 by Bishop of Cyprus and the Gulf Michael Lewis. The bishop also opened a newly re-sited and refurbished Hope Resource Centre.Read the full article here. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Jobs & Callslast_img read more

New relationship marketing manager at NCH

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 11 May 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Kathy McKay has taken up the post of relationship marketing manager at children’s charity NCH.Kathy’s role will be to work with the wholefundraising team to develop the relationship marketing strategy with her focusing on the recruitment and retention of individual donors, particularly regular givers. She was previously direct marketing manager at Sense. Advertisement  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New relationship marketing manager at NCH Tagged with: Individual giving Recruitment / peoplelast_img read more

Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 15 June 2009 | News  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digitalcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologieslast_img read more

Give As You Live undertakes digital giving survey

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Online fundraising service Give As You Live is researching the latest trends in digital fundraising. In partnership with the Institute of Fundraising it has launched the Digital Giving Review 2012, and is inviting charities to share details of their digital fundraising activities.All data contributed will be published anonymously, and the results will be announced at the Institute of Fundraising National Convention in July.Participating charities will then be able to benchmark their activities against those of other organisations.www.giveasyoulive.com/survey Give As You Live undertakes digital giving survey AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 23 May 2012 | News  37 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Everyclick Institute of Fundraising Research / statisticslast_img read more

Year starts badly for Mexican journalists

first_img The western hemisphere’s deadliest country, Mexico sinks deeper into violence by the day. Journalists are threatened, kidnapped and murdered with alarming impunity in the eastern state of Veracruz. News media are the targets of armed attacks in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas. Reporters Without Borders offers an overview of the current situation of news and information providers in Mexico at the start of 2015Although not in the throes of any armed conflict, Mexico is one of the world’s most dangerous countries for media personnel. In 2014, it was the deadliest in the Americas, with three journalists killed in a clear connection with their work. A women blogger was also killed.Collusion between organized crime and government officials or politicians poses a grave threat to news and information providers and obstructs the work of the police and judicial system at all levels. Two of the three journalists killed in 2014, Octavio Rojas Hernández in the southern state of Oaxaca and Jorge Torres Palacio in Veracruz, were investigating links between officials and organized crime. So too was María del Rosario Fuentes Rubio, a blogger killed in Tamaulipas.News media are increasingly being targeted. A truck carrying copies of the newspaper La Reforma was riddled with bullets in the central state of Mexico on 15 February, injuring one person.“Attacks on news and information providers are taking place at an alarming rate as 2015 gets under way,” said Claire San Filippo, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk.“What are the Mexican authorities doing? Will they continue to look the other way as news outlets are forced to give up covering violence, drug trafficking and corruption, and as journalists flee the country? The authorities must end the almost total impunity that breeds fear and self-censorship. The inaction and complicity must stop.”Dangers in Veracruz stateThe state of Veracruz is one of Mexico’s most dangerous regions for journalists. They are often watched, threatened, harassed, physically attacked or killed if they dare to cover crime, drug cartels or corruption.The figures speak for themselves. Since the start of 2010, four journalists have gone missing and 11 others have been killed, including Gregorio Jiménez de la Cruz in February 2014 and Moisés Sánchez Cerezo, whose death was confirmed by a DNA test on 5 February 2015.The authorities try to deny the reality. Although the figures are indisputable, Veracruz officials have repeatedly misrepresented what is taking place. After Jiménez’s death in 2014, Veracruz state interior minister Erick Lagos said it was probably a personal act of revenge or retaliation, and that it was “unacceptable” to link it to his journalistic work.When Sánchez was kidnapped, the local authorities initially tried to deny that he was a journalist, saying he was a taxi driver who “just posted on social networks.”Ineffective justice. In both cases, the lack of cooperation between Veracruz officials (the state prosecutor’s office) and federal officials (the Federal Prosecutor’s office for Crimes against Freedom of Expression) has badly hurt the investigation and chances of the crimes ever being solved.“We are worried because I have seen a series of irregularities in the investigation being conducted by the Veracruz state prosecutor’s’ office,” said Sánchez’s son, Jorge Sánchez Ordóñez. “We don’t trust the investigation.”Jiménez’s widow, Carmela Hernández Osorio, also criticizes the local authorities. Her husband’s murder is still unpunished a year later. Despite the protection provided by the Veracruz authorities, she has been threatened and intimidated three times and has requested protection under the federal mechanism for protecting human rights defenders and journalists.Frequent threats. There is much tension and other journalists have been threatened. When Molotov cocktails were thrown at the Heraldo de Córdoba newspaper from a distance of less than a metre on 29 January, editor Daniela Jácome clearly feared another attempt to deny reality because she wrote in a Facebook post: “We demand that the authorities solve this case and not minimize what we have just undergone.”Threats have also been made against Patricia Iveth Morales Ortiz, a photographer with the Imagen del Golfo news agency and Verónica Huerta, who works for AVC Noticias de Veracruz. Huerta received a threatening message on 1 February. Alluding to Moisés Sánchez, it said: “Cow, it will be your turn after Moisés. We are watching you, bitch.”Inaction encouraging journalists to fleeThreats and violence against news providers and a failure to punish those responsible are not limited to Veracruz. According to the National Human Rights Commission, 89 percent of crimes against journalists go unpunished. Neither the Federal Special Prosecutor’s Office for Crimes against Freedom of Expression nor the federal mechanism for protecting human rights defenders and journalists have managed to improve the situation. Police and judicial investigations are often closed quickly or are paralyzed by cumbersome bureaucratic procedures.Because of the lack of an effective police and judicial system and the lack of effective protection, some journalists feel obliged to flee the country after receiving threats to themselves and their families.This was the case with Enrique Juárez, the editor of El Mañana, a newspaper based in Matamoros, a city adjoining the US border in Tamaulipas state, after he was kidnapped and roughed up by gunmen for four hours on 4 February because of his coverage of the endemic violence in Matamoros and the frequent clashes between police and armed gangs.The newspaper’s management said he fled with his family to the United States in order to protect them. Regretting the deterrent effect of his abduction, the newspaper also announced that, as a safety measure, it would no longer provide any coverage of violence.Two days later, a grenade attack on Matamoros-based Televisa del Noreste injured two of the TV station’s security guards.Moisés Villeda Rodríguez, a journalist based in Ciudad Juarez (in the northern state of Chihuahua) fled across the border seeking asylum in January after receiving threats in connection with articles about corruption that he wrote for the newspaper El Mexicano. One of the threats took the form of a dismembered cat that was left with a sign saying “Shut up!” outside a radio station where he worked.The threats increased after the Chihuahua Journalists Forum nominated him for the José Vasconcelos Prize for a report entitled “Shocking poverty versus offensive opulence” about corruption and alleged collusion between government officials and drug traffickers. According to a Reporters Without Borders tally, he is the sixth Mexican journalist to have sought asylum in the United States since 2007.By taking no action in response to acts of intimidation and violence against journalists (when not actually colluding or participating in them), the Mexican authorities give a blank check for violations of freedom of information.The solution for Mexican journalists cannot be either to remain silent or to flee across the border to avoid violent reprisals. It is high time that the state assumed its responsibility for guaranteeing fundamental rights.Mexico is ranked 148th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. RSF_en MexicoAmericas NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say MexicoAmericas February 18, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Year starts badly for Mexican journalists Organisation Reports 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News News May 13, 2021 Find out more to go further Follow the news on Mexico Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state News Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts May 5, 2021 Find out more April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Does The Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 Need An Overhaul?

first_imgColumnsDoes The Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 Need An Overhaul? Megha Jani10 April 2020 12:16 AMShare This – xThe law that is at the center stage of our life and times today is not the GST Act, not the IBC, not even the Constitution. Its the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 (“the Act”), an Act that the practicing lawyers knew little about till recently, is not taught in law schools, not important enough to find a place in a handy compilation of Central Civil Acts. But today, this is the Act to go…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 law that is at the center stage of our life and times today is not the GST Act, not the IBC, not even the Constitution. Its the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 (“the Act”), an Act that the practicing lawyers knew little about till recently, is not taught in law schools, not important enough to find a place in a handy compilation of Central Civil Acts. But today, this is the Act to go to. By now, we know that it’s an as short an act as it can be, of barely five sections (effectively, only one), doesn’t have even a definition clause, is an “archaic”, “colonial legislation” framed during the plague of Bombay of 1897. The Act is rarely pressed into service, not that it has never been invoked. Speaking of the State of Gujarat, it was invoked in 2018 by the Collector of Vadodara to declare a Village as Cholera affected[1]. Earlier instances were in 2009 when a notification was issued under the Act to deal with Influenza A H1N1[2] and in 1994 when, the Act was invoked to declare the entire area of Surat Municipal Corporation as affected by Pneumonic Plague[3]. Other States would have similar instances. Come 2020 and the State Governments resort to this Act to deal with COVID 19. A bare look at the Act shows that it is like a broad guideline leaving it all to the discretion of the States. One might argue that what’s wrong with this? Merely being a 123 year old legislation doesn’t make it archaic. Look at Indian Penal Code of 1860, Indian Contract Act of 1872, Transfer of Property Act of 1882- all more than 100 years old ! It can also be argued that the Act in fact gives flexibility to States in making Regulations under the Act to devise their own strategies and responses in a given situation that would be peculiar to their conditions. This argument would find support from the fact that the State Governments, in March 2020 did come out with Regulations under the Act making detailed provisions like requiring all Government and Private Hospitals to have Flu corners to screen suspected cases, to record travel history, allowing only designated laboratories to take or test samples, providing for compulsory quarantine, sealing of a geographical area and the like[4]. Reading Regulations of different States comparatively is not attempted here. Suffice is to say that the States came with different responses as their administrations thought fit, that too in an urgent and unprecedented situation. Uniformity in national lockdown was brought in only with invoking of National Disasters Act, 2005. The question is: Does the Act need an overhaul? In an article “Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, India: Whether sufficient to address the current challenge?” published in a Medical Journal in September, 2013, Binod K. Patro, Jaya Prasad Tripathy, Rashmi Kashyap said “Without a comprehensive public health Act, we are dependent upon old blunt instruments like Epidemic Act 1897 which is non-functional in itself. …… with the advent of emerging and reemerging infectious diseases and widespread global movement, the legal framework need to be strengthened under a sound public health law infrastructure under areas like isolation or quarantine of infected or suspected patients, travel or movement restrictions, prohibition of mass gatherings, closure educational and other institutions, compulsory vaccination, etc.”[5] Needless to say, the Act does not provide for any of the above mentioned measures. Repeal of the Act and/or its substitution by a better Act has been under consideration since last at least 20 years. A Commission on Review of Administrative Laws set up with the approval of the Prime Minister on 8th May 1998, vide Office Memorandum No. K-11022/19/98-P issued by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances under Shri P. C. Jain, Retired Secretary to the Government of India as its Chairperson, recommended repeal of the Act.[6] The Act figured at item 133 in Appendix A-1 which was a list of 166 Acts recommended for repeal by the Commission. Prime Minister’s Office vide its Order No. A-50011/05/2014-PME dated the 1 st September 2014 constituted a two members Committee under Shri R. Ramanujam, former Secretary PMO as Chairperson to identify the Central Acts which were not relevant or no longer needed or require repeal / re-enactment in the present socio-economic context. The committee suggested reenactment of the Act rather than its repeal. Chapter 10 of the report of the Committee was on Central Acts identified for re-enactment or review thereof. Item 8 of the said Chapter was on the Act. The committee noted that “the P.C. Jain Commission has recommended for its repeal at Sl. No. 133 of Appendix A-1 (166 Central Acts recommended for repeal). The Committee has deliberated on the repeal of this Act and feels that it needs to be re-enacted in view of today’s socio-economic context than repealing it straight away as recommended by the P.C. Jain Commission.”[7] The Act was considered in the 248th report of the Law Commission of India headed by Justice A.P.Shah as its Chairperson[8]. Submitted in September 2014, the said report was on “Obsolete Laws : Warranting Immediate Repeal” (Interim Report) . The Commission found that 253 laws (listed in Appendix II) despite having been recommended for repeal in various reports still exist on the statute books. The Act is mentioned at item 64 of Appendix II as being recommended for repeal by P.C. Jain Commission. The Law Commission, however identified 261 Acts at Appendix V for further study with a view to assess suitability for repeal. The Act found a place in the said list at item 122. The Law Commission in its said report did one more thing. Before proceeding on the identification of obsolete laws, it adopted a methodology to collate, classify and group “huge gamut of laws” based on the US approach of the ‘title-method’ and a closer look in the subject-classification adopted in the VII Schedule of the Constitution for allocating different subjects in three lists, Union/State/Concurrent. It created 49 subject categories and placed each Act in one of them. The Act finds place under the subject category of “public Health”. And “Public Health” is a subject that finds its place in Schedule VII under state list at item 6 (public health and sanitation; hospitals and dispensaries). The issue would be which legislature would be competent to repeal a pre-Independence Act on a subject that now falls in the State List? The 248th report of Law Commission of India addresses it thus: “4.2 One related question has been considered with respect to each statute studied – Which is the appropriate legislating body for repeal of these laws? This question is particularly relevant for pre independence laws passed by the Governor-General in Council, the subject matter of which now falls in the State list. The answer to this question has been determined with reference to Article 372(1) of the Constitution which says that pre-independence laws continue to remain in force unless amended or repealed by a competent legislature. Competent legislature in the Constitutional scheme refers to the legislating body that has the power to make laws on a particular matter under Article 246 read with the Seventh Schedule. This has been explained in Kerala State Electricity Board v. The Indian Aluminium Co. Ltd. [AIR 1976 SC 1031], which stated: An existing law continues to be valid even though the legislative power with respect to the subject-matter of the existing law might be in a different list under the Constitution from the list under which it would have fallen under the Government of India Act, 1935. But after the Constitution came into force an existing law could be amended or repealed only by the legislature which would be competent to enact that law if it were to be newly enacted. 4.3 Similarly, in Kanwar Lal v. IInd Additional Distt. Judge, Nainital, [AIR 1995 SC 2078], the Supreme Court while considering amendments to the Government Grants Act, 1895, (a preconstitutional Central statute) held that the State Government was the competent legislature to amend or repeal this Act, since the subject matter of the Act fell into Entry 18 of List II. 4.4 Based on this reading of Article 372(1), it is clear that if the subject-matter of a pre constitutional law falls into the State List, the State Government is the competent legislature to repeal that Act. Act that It is now settled that a law can be repealed by a state govt if that is the competent authority to enact. Resultantly the Act can be amended or repealed only by State Governments.” Concerns have been raised from time to time from medicinal field as well emphasizing on need to have a comprehensive legal framework responsive to current challenges. A legislation that is in sync with present day socio-economic and medicinal scenario is long overdue. The current crisis of COVID-19 has brought out the inadequacies of the Act and the need for a better legal framework. The coming time would be the best time to frame an effective law dealing with epidemics while the lessons learnt in dealing with current pandemic of this magnitude, a national lockdown, pressures on medical and hospital resources, unemployment, are still fresh and nagging. The challenge would be for the State Governments to work in concert to frame similar laws (we have examples in past in Land Reform Laws and Rent Control Laws), to frame a National Health Policy, a structured robust machinery at local, district, state and national level. The Act is aptly described as colonial. It is all about the power and reach of the state, the restrictions that a state can impose on its citizens. Lets hope that the legislation that would now be made, would have equal space for people’s participation, rights of the citizens as also obligations and accountability of the state. Views are personal onlyAuthor is a Gujarat based Lawyer [1] https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/coronavirus-outbreak-janata-curfew-1897-epidemic-diseases-act-6326984/ [2] Writ Petition (PIl) No. 33 of 2015 decided on 26.02.2015 by High Court of Gujarat [3] (2003) 44 (4) GLR 2922 [4] Gujarat Epidemic Diseases Covid-19 Regulations, 2020 [5]https://www.researchgate.net/publication/270017332_Epidemic_diseases_act_1897_India_Whether_sufficient_to_address_the_current_challenges [6] https://darpg.gov.in/sites/default/files/Review_Administrative_laws_Vol_1.pdf [7] https://www.pmindia.gov.in/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Extracts-of-the-Committee-of-the-Report-Vol.I-.pdf?query [8] http://lawcommissionofindia.nic.in/ Next Storylast_img read more

Shock after defibrillator stolen in Letterkenny

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