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Portugal to cut spending further after budget deal

first_img whatsapp Portugal to cut spending further after budget deal KCS-content whatsapp Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity Timesmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCutethedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter CenterBeach RaiderSee The Woman Bradley Walsh Is Dating At 61Beach Raider Tags: NULLcenter_img Show Comments ▼ Portugal’s government will cut 2011 spending further to ensure it meets its budget deficit target after a deal with the opposition to pass an austere 2011 budget, Prime Minister Jose Socrates said yesterday.The deal hammered out last Friday included concessions by both the minority government and the main opposition Social Democrats (PSD). This created a gap of €500m (£438m) in the budget bill, which must be closed to meet next year’s deficit target of 4.6 per cent of GDP.“This will be achieved via a generic reduction in various sectors of public spending and an increase in non-tax revenues,” Socrates said during the presentation of the bill in parliament.PSD leader Pedro Passos Coelho said earlier the government “has committed itself to presenting measures that reduce primary public spending to counterbalance the €500m”.Socrates would not say what part of the sum will be saved via spending cuts, but his remarks suggested non-tax revenue will account for a small share, as proposed measures on that front include a tender of mini-power plant concessions and better management of state property. More From Our Partners I blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com Tuesday 2 November 2010 7:35 pm last_img read more

‘I’ve stuck my head in those dark places’ – New coach vows to make Wallabies scrum a weapon

first_imgThursday Nov 5, 2020 ‘I’ve stuck my head in those dark places’ – New coach vows to make Wallabies scrum a weapon South African born former Saracens prop Petrus du Plessis feels he is just the man to turn the Wallabies scrum into a “weapon”. He is promising to bring a mix of science, experience and old-fashioned grit to his new role as Wallabies assistant coach.ADVERTISEMENTLured to Australia by Dave Rennie after playing under the first-year Wallabies coach at Glasgow Warriors, du Plessis is a qualified physiotherapist who also won two European championships and three English premierships during an eight-year stint at Saracens.“When I first went to Glasgow Warriors, no disrespect to anyone in particular, the scrum wasn’t a massive set-piece feature for the team and probably wasn’t very highly ranked in Europe,” du Plessis said on Wednesday.“And I came in and made a huge difference. I think we ended in the top five in Europe last year scrum-wise and we developed young players.“My physio background plays a massive role. Physiotherapy is basically movement analysis. I’m an expert in leg strengthening. That helps massively in the scrum, core strengthening etc.“So if you put all that together with the fact that I only recently played – I know the rules inside out, I’ve stuck my head in those dark places – that’s where the conversation led with Dave.“He liked that and the way I present and get the message across so we had an honest discussion and I told him, ‘if the opportunity occurred I would follow you to Australia’ and that’s what happened.”Such an honour to join the @Wallabies Rugby team! 🇦🇺🦘 #scrumcoach pic.twitter.com/6nQSkCFktB— Petrus du Plessis (@PetrusduPlessis) November 5, 2020ADVERTISEMENTAfter spending several months mentoring Australia’s forwards via Zoom, du Plessis – also a part-time actor who has featured in London Fields and Gatwick Gangsters – finally completed his two weeks in quarantine last Saturday.He then made the mad dash to Olympic Park to see the Wallabies crushed 43-5 to relinquish the Bledisloe Cup to New Zealand for an 18th straight year.But he remains upbeat, believing Queensland and Reds star Taniela Tupou can be the cornerstone of the Wallabies front row for years to come.“He’s a phenomenal athlete, probably one of the strongest props I’ve ever come across,” du Plessis said.ADVERTISEMENT“The Wallabies scrum has always been there or thereabouts. They didn’t have a bad World Cup campaign but some people might say the scrum is just a restart of a set piece.“The thing we want to change is we want to make the scrum a weapon, so that we can decide whether we want to attack or not and manipulate the opposition so that we can attack much better, and that’s the main thing.“The talent we have at the minute is good enough to possibly have one of the best scrums in the world. It’s making good strides.” Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

Increased government funding to US religious groups

Increased government funding to US religious groups Howard Lake | 30 January 2001 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis In the UK both Gordon Brown MP and William Hague MP have spoken of their desire to incorporate the skills and capacity of voluntary faith-based organisations in the development of the voluntary sector. In the USA President Bush is now putting government money behind this idea. He has established a new office to distribute government grants to religious groups and charities.In doing so, he has been criticised by some organisations for blurring the traditional distinction between church and state in the USA, particularly with regard to government funding.Read President Bush urges religion to increase sense of charity at SocietyGuardian. Advertisement read more

Chance for small charities to show impact on Big Screens

first_img Howard Lake | 27 May 2015 | News Tagged with: Community fundraising small charities As part of Small Charity Week, small charities across the UK have an opportunity to publicise what they achieve via a network of Big Screens in city centres.Selected messages will appear on 20 June, the final day of Small Charity Week. dubbed Celebration Day. They will appear on screens in:• Bradford• Bristol• Coventry• Greenwich• Leeds• Portsmouth• Swindon• Waltham ForestWhat kind of messages?If you are used to Tweeting then this won’t be much of a challenge, but all messages must be no longer than 140 characters.To get your message posted on your local Big Screen, send it by 29 May 2015 (or 1 June for Bristol) to [email protected] must appear in the form of an ‘impact statement’ rather than a fundraising appeal or other request.Small Charity Week organisers the FSI suggests this kind of message:“Every week Sutton and Croydon MS Therapy Centre help more than 100 people stay healthier, happier and in better control of their lives”. Advertisement  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Image: Big Screen in Bristol’s Millennium Square by DCRC-UWE on Flickr.com AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis This initiative is open only to small charities which the FSI defines as “a not-for-profit organisation (registered charity or a small charity registered with HMRC) with an annual turnover of less than £1.5 million”. Chance for small charities to show impact on Big Screens 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.last_img read more

Trump va a México, regresa inmigrantes ridiculizando

first_imgEl candidato presidencial republicano Donald Trump viajó a la Ciudad de México el 31 de agosto por invitación del Presidente de México, Enrique Peña Nieto. Tanto Trump como la candidata demócrata, Hillary Clinton, fueron invitados invitados. Sólo Trump aceptó y en el último minuto.El propósito del viaje de Trump no estaba claro, pero la mayoría de los expertos convino en que era un intento de la campaña de Trump para tratar de posicionar al candidato como “presidencial” y “señorial” como sea posible. En realidad, la reunión se convirtió en nada más que una sesión de fotos.Pero a su regreso a los EE.UU., ¿dónde fue su primera parada? Nada menos que Phoenix, donde habló la misma noche sobre en la política de inmigración.Arizona se ha convertido en el epicentro de la campaña anti-inmigrante que ha barrido a los EE.UU. desde el año 2006. Fue en Arizona, donde comenzaron las retóricas racistas estilo Nazi y acciones contra los migrantes.Y prevaleció.No sólo eran inmigrantes y otros prisioneros tratados brutalmente y deshumanizados por infame Sheriff Joe Arpaio, pero existe un clima anti-Latino horrible en Arizona, que incluye el cierre de los estudios mexicano-americanos en universidades e incluso libros escritos por la prohibición de Latinos/as.Arpaio es un oficial de policía de la derecha en el molde de alguaciles racistas y brutales como Bull Connor, que golpeó a los manifestantes pro derechos civiles en Alabama a mediados de la década de 1960.Arpaio no sólo dio su aprobación a Trump para presidente, sino que fue uno de los oradores en la Convención Nacional Republicana.Durante mediados y finales de la década del año 2000, las milicias de derecha como los Minutemen invadieron la frontera EE.UU.-México, militarizandola aún más. Ellos crearon una presencia peligrosa, odiosa y racista con la aprobación de Arpaio y otros organismos encargados de hacer cumplir la ley.De hecho, Arizona fue uno de los últimos estados para reconocer el Día Martin Luther King. En primer lugar, se rescindió el Día de Martin Luther King, lo que desencadenó un boicot masivo en 1987 y, a continuación, sólo se votó para revivir el día de fiesta en el año 1992 debido a que se ponía en peligro los planes de realizar el Super Bowl en Phoenix.Así que no fue una coincidencia que el racista, demagogo fascista Donald Trump eligió a Phoenix para su primera parada después de la Ciudad de México.Allí dio un importante discurso sobre la política inmigratoria. Los informes de prensa le llamó “el discurso más alineado con fuerza contra la inmigración por cualquier candidato en los tiempos modernos.” (MSNBC)El periodista Dan Rather en el Show Rachel Maddow el 1 de septiembre dijo que el discurso de Trump fue “una mezcla infernal de veneno injuriosa”.Y eso fue. Frenar la inmigración, además de una difamación racista de los mexicanos, ha sido una piedra angular de la campaña de Trump. En el primer día él tuvo éxito en conseguir la atención de cada individuo racista que se resiente de los inmigrantes cuando llamó a todos los mexicanos que entran en los “violadores” de Estados Unidos y “criminales”.La retórica anti-inmigrante de Trump fue tan violenta la semana pasada que algunos de sus seguidores “hispanos” lo abandonaron justo después. Sí, Trump tiene el apoyo de los mexicanos conservadores y colonizados, muchos de los que son propietarios de las empresas o son parte de la comunidad evangélica conservadora.Parte del plan de Trump fue su frío anuncio de que deportaria a 2 millones de trabajadores en la primera hora de su presidencia. Activistas inmigrantes inmediatamente emitieron una alerta contra esta peligrosa retórica.Trump todavía exige que se construya un muro en la frontera México-EE.UU. Él sigue a gritando en sus manifestaciones “¿Quién pagará por ella?” con el público gritando en respuesta, “¡México, México!”Trump galvaniza a los racistasTodo indica que, a pesar de la impopularidad de Hillary Clinton, los poderes fácticos de Washington y Wall Street la prefieren como el mejor candidato para llevar a cabo sus guerras en el extranjero y la represión y la explotación en el país. A pesar de mostrarse como de izquierda, a veces con el fin de cortejar a los partidarios pro Sanders, Clinton está totalmente alineada con la agenda capitalista de la guerra, el racismo y la represión.Y las políticas anti-inmigrantes que se están llevando a cabo hoy en día se están haciendo bajo un presidente demócrata. El presidente Barack Obama ha deportado a más inmigrantes que cualquier otro presidente estadounidense hasta la fecha.Incluso si Donald Trump pierde las elecciones, ha tenido éxito en la apertura de las divisiones de la clase obrera y ha galvanizado a los racistas y supremacistas blancos. Él ha probado el poder de un demagogo y ha sido correctamente comparado con Hitler y Mussolini.Alguien así, al igual que sus seguidores incitados, no es probable que simplemente desaparezcan el 9 de noviembre. Trump y su raza es probable que continúen con su propaganda vitriólica y racista que se dirige de nuevo contra los migrantes. Ellos serán libres para dirigirse a la comunidad Negro, que durante la temporada de elecciones Trump ha intentado utilizarlos en contra de los indocumentados.Del 7 al 10 de octubre, la School of the Americas Watch ha pedido una convergencia en la frontera EE.UU.-México. SOAW ha llevado a cabo manifestaciones anualmente desde hace décadas en la escuela que entrena a los oficiales militares latinoamericanos, ahora en Fort Benning, Georgia, Para protestar por el papel militar de EE.UU. en América Latina y el Caribe.Este año, en un acto muy progresivo, SOAW está llamando a esta convergencia en la frontera EE.UU.-México como protesta por la militarización de la frontera y en solidaridad con los migrantes.La convergencia de la frontera se llevará a cabo en Nogales, Arizona, y se llevará a cabo una acción en el lado de México en Sonora. (Soaw.org)La campaña presidencial Moorehead/Lilly planea asistir a la convergencia y enviar representantes. Se insta al movimiento progresista y de la clase obrera para apoyar esta importante acción, ya que es una manera concreta en este año de elecciones para contrarrestar la retórica antiinmigrante de Trump.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

On the picket line

first_imgArturo Hernandez, a member of the farmworkers’ union in North Carolina, is recovering from on-the-job injury.N.C. wages class war against farmworkersThe North Carolina ruling class is trying to rip labor rights from 100,000 farmworkers. The North Carolina Farm Act of 2017 attacks what bosses fear most — the right of workers to organize. The law would prohibit workers from signing agreements relating to lawsuits, settlements or collective bargaining agreements and outlaw automatic dues deduction from paychecks. Workers filed a federal lawsuit Nov. 15 to declare this bill unconstitutional under the First and Fourteenth Amendments.In the workers’ corner are the Southern Poverty Law Center, the American Civil Liberties Union, the North Carolina Justice Center and the Farm Labor Organizing Committee. In the past FLOC has used these very agreements to secure higher wages and end exploitative fees. The act is blatantly racist, specifically targeting the Latinx community, who are the vast majority — 90 percent — of the farmworkers in the state. North Carolina farmworkers generate $12 billion for the state’s economy and work seasonally under precarious H-2A visas. (floc.org, Nov. 15)State Sen. Brent Jackson, the bill’s primary sponsor, owns Jackson Farming Co., which farmworkers and FLOC have sued successfully for wage theft. This bill is class warfare, but workers and their allies are returning fire with unity and solidarity. We’re confident they’ll bring such racist, anti-worker policies to justice.Proposed DOL regulation would steal tips from workersWhenever bosses say they’re helping workers, your alarm button better start beeping. It sure went off when Trump’s Department of Labor announced Dec. 4 that, responding to the need for wage equity in the restaurant industry, it’s offering a new regulation: Workplaces can now share tips earned by some employees with co-workers. Pro-worker groups jumped to oppose it. Christine Owens, head of the National Employment Law Project, said the solution was “not for the Labor Department to rig the rules so employers can essentially steal earnings from tipped workers to subsidize the businesses’ low-wage model.”Responding for the Economic Policy Institute, Heidi Shierholz noted the latest research shows that total wages stolen from workers due to minimum wage violations exceed $15 billion each year and that workers in restaurants and bars are more likely to suffer from it than other workers. Due to so much illegal wage theft, “it seems obvious that when employers can legally pocket the tips earned by their employees, many will do so.” No wonder the National Restaurant Association applauds the rule. (wsbtv.com, Dec. 5)Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC), founded “to improve wages and working conditions for the 14 million people who work in America’s restaurant industry,” initiated a campaign against the regulation. To add your objection, visit rocunited.org/notiptheft.UE strike wins at Fairmont Scales in Vt.When bosses at Fairmont Scales in Vermont demanded major concessions, the workers fought back. United Electric Workers Local 234 has represented employees at the St. Johnsbury plant for over 80 years — its members are the only unionized workers in the nationwide company. The elected strike committee, like other UE committees, is majority women. After Fairbanks tried to raise family health insurance to $200 a month, change how vacation time was accrued and rejected the local’s contract offer, the local immediately voted to strike.The workers set up picket lines at 5 a.m. on Nov. 1. Donations immediately poured in from local businesses, community groups and other unions — coffee, pizza, wood for a warming fire and umbrellas for rainy days. Withstanding heavy rain and boss violence, the workers held the line 24-7 for over a week. Only one truck got through, when cops escorting it threatened to arrest strikers.Management caved after eight days of no production, offering the workers a solid three-year contract with raises and better benefits and working conditions. Wages were increased by 8 percent, weekly insurance premium contributions were capped at $10 a year and stewards have more time on the clock to work on grievances. Other wins include new protections for gender identity. (ueunion.org, Dec. 1) UE Local 234 sets an example for all workers: Having confidence in your union and using the strike weapon will lead you to taste victory.Unions march in D.C. for Dreamers’ rightsOn the National Day of Action for Immigrant Worker Justice, Dec. 6, unions turned out at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., to demand that Congress pass a clean DREAM Act and create a permanent legal pathway for working people with Temporary Protected Status. Joining with immigrant rights organizations and youth fighting for their lives, unions are showing a new social justice militancy against Trump’s racist, ­anti-worker agenda.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Harassment of two journalists is test for international community

first_imgZhukouski was not allowed to have a defence lawyer during yesterday’shearing. In protest, he wore a gag when he appeared before the judgesand refused to answer their questions.“It was a farce, not a trial,” he told RSF. “[The court] hasbeen given the order to stifle journalists. Today the police areafter us two. Tomorrow they will hunt down others if we surrender.” Shchyrakova also filmed the visit but accidentally deleted herfootage. This did not stop the court from convicting her as if shehad sent the footage to Belsat TV. “The judge did not evenbother to ask for proof of my contribution to the Belsat TVreport,” she said. (c) Belarus Association of Journalists (BAJ) Receive email alerts Europe – Central AsiaBelarus Judicial harassmentExiled media News News Europe – Central AsiaBelarus Judicial harassmentExiled media There were no fewer than 28 convictions on this charge last year, inthe run-up to the latest presidential elections. This year theharassment seems to be concentrating on Homyel. RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” 7finesin three months and a halfBoth have been repeatedly fined this year. In all, Zhukouski has beenfined seven times and Shchyrakova three times. Each of the finesimposed on Zhukouski has exceeded the average monthly wage inBelarus, which is 274 euros. If the two journalists fail to pay thefines, their homes and possessions could be seized. Reporters Without Borders condemns the way judicial authorities in the southeastern city of Homyel are hounding freelance journalists Kastus Zhukouski and Larysa Shchyrakova and urges the European Union to condition its rapprochement with Belarus on specific progress in respect for media freedom. “Reducing journalists to destitution is a way to destroy them,”said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asiadesk. “The level of harassment of journalists in Homyel is suchthat it seems to be a test. If the international community does notreact, President Alexander Lukashenko’s regime will assume it has afree hand to persecute journalists as it sees fit.” “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says Is Homyel being used a laboratory to try out persecution ofjournalists in Belarus? Yesterday a local court ordered Zhukouski andShchyrakova to pay fines of 7.5 million rubles (330 euros) forworking for an independent media outlet based in a foreign country. RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Belarus News Zhukouski works mainly for Belsat TV, a TV station based inPoland. The report that was the subject of yesterday’s hearing wasabout Ukrainian refugees in Homyel and a visit by a representative ofUNHCR, the UN refugee agency. Zhukouski and Shchyrakova are the latest victims of the government’shypocritical censorship. One the one hand, it bans the mainindependent broadcasters, forcing them to broadcast from outside thecountry. On other, it systematically denies accreditation to thejournalists who work for them, so that they can be prosecuted for“illegally producing and disseminating media content.” I appeal to the international community to defend the principles they proclaim and to stop living by double standards. I do not call for sanctions, but conditions must be set for any dealings.Kastus Zhukouski In a bid to overcome a slump in the country’s economy, theBelarusian government is trying to improve relations with theEuropean Union and to woo international donors. The EU settled forthe release of the leading political prisoners in 2015 in return forlifting the targeted sanctions imposed on leading Belarusianofficials four years earlier. April 16, 2016 Harassment of two journalists is test for international community May 28, 2021 Find out more Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Organisation to go further News Help by sharing this information May 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Australian reporter banned from visiting New Zealand

first_imgNews Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom News Height of absurdity Help by sharing this information “I’m basically regarded by New Zealand as a criminal,” Mary Ann Jolley said after New Zealand immigration last week prevented her from boarding a flight from Sydney to Auckland, where she wanted to go for personal reasons. When she contacted New Zealand’s consulate in Sydney, she was told that she would have to request a “special direction” every time she wanted to visit New Zealand. RSF_en Organisation Jolley’s deportation from Malaysia in 2015 was a result of her investigative reporting in Kuala Lumpur on a corruption scandal involving the sale of French submarines and a related political murder, in which then Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was allegedly implicated. She has since returned many times to Malaysia. China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison June 2, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts New Zealand is ranked 7th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. AustraliaNew ZealandMalaysiaAsia – Pacific CorruptionJudicial harassment June 7, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Asia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s government to end the absurd situation in which Australian investigative journalist Mary Ann Jolley is banned from visiting New Zealand because she was deported from Malaysia in 2015 in connection with her reporting. March 10, 2020 – Updated on March 11, 2020 Australian reporter banned from visiting New Zealand News New Zealand immigration authorities have barred Mary Ann Jolley from entering because of her work uncovering a corruption scandal in Malaysia in 2015 (photo: Newsroom – image: RSF). to go further Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists “As Australian citizens can travel freely to New Zealand, it is unacceptable that Mary Ann Jolley is being penalized in this way for her reporting in a third country five years ago,” said Daniel Bastard. “We call on immigration minister Iain Lees-Galloway to intervene immediately on her behalf in order to end this utterly Kafkaesque situation.” AustraliaNew ZealandMalaysiaAsia – Pacific CorruptionJudicial harassment June 2, 2021 Find out more The ban is the result of a very literal interpretation of Section 15 of New Zealand’s Immigration Act, which prohibits the entry of a person “who has, at any time, been removed, excluded, or deported from another country.” When travelling, Jolley always carries Malaysian government documents explaining the reason for her deportation in 2015 and certifying that she committed no crime. It is the height of absurdity that she is now banned although she was allowed into New Zealand with no problem last year to cover the Christchurch mosque shootings.last_img read more

Presumption U/s 29 POCSO Act Does Not Affect Obligation Of Prosecution To Produce Admissible Evidence To Prove Essential & Foundational Facts: Kerala HC [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews UpdatesPresumption U/s 29 POCSO Act Does Not Affect Obligation Of Prosecution To Produce Admissible Evidence To Prove Essential & Foundational Facts: Kerala HC [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK5 Aug 2020 2:48 AMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court has observed that the presumption under Section 29 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 Act [POCSO] does not , in any way, affect the obligation of the prosecution to produce admissible evidence to prove the essential and foundational facts. When the prosecution produces admissible evidence to prove the foundational facts constituting 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 Kerala High Court has observed that the presumption under Section 29 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 Act [POCSO] does not , in any way, affect the obligation of the prosecution to produce admissible evidence to prove the essential and foundational facts. When the prosecution produces admissible evidence to prove the foundational facts constituting the offence, the accused must, at the pain of losing, prove that he did not commit the offence on the principle of preponderance of probability, Justice PB Suresh Kumar observed while dismissing an appeal filed by an accused in a POCSO case. The court observed that the literal meaning of the words used in Section 29 of POCSO Act, appears to be constitutionally suspect and against the presumption of innocence available to the accused in a criminal case. The court also added that the presumption of innocence cannot be equated per se with the constitutional right to life and liberty adumbrated in Article 21 of the Constitution of India. Taking note of the procedure required to be adopted while trying POCSO case, the judge observed: “In so far as the provisions contained in Sections 226, 227 and 228 of the Code apply for trial of the cases under the POCSO Act, there cannot be any doubt that it is obligatory for the prosecution to make available before the court the evidence sufficient for proceeding against the accused and Section 29 of the POCSO Act does not absolve the prosecution from the said obligation and if evidence sufficient for proceeding against the accused are not made available, the accused is entitled to be discharged.” The court also added that, in a criminal trial, the ‘legal burden’, namely the burden of proving everything essential to establish the charge against the accused lies upon the prosecution, and that burden never shifts, and notwithstanding the same, the ‘evidential burden’ namely the burden of proving one or more fact/facts in issue may be laid by law upon the accused. It said: “Like similar statutory provisions dealing with presumptions, Section 29 of the POCSO Act is also only a rule shifting the evidential burden in a prosecution. Generally, in a criminal trial, the Prosecution would fail even if the accused does not adduce any evidence, or if the evidence adduced by the prosecution do not prove beyond reasonable doubt the guilt of the accused. But, in a trial under the POCSO Act, Section 29 operates at the stage after the stage under Section 232 of the Code. In other words, in a given case, if the prosecution adduces evidence to prove the essential and foundational facts constituting the offence, notwithstanding its reliability and trustworthiness, it will be presumed that the accused has committed or abetted or attempted to commit the offence alleged against him, unless the contrary is proved by him, for at this stage, onus to disprove the fact of commission of the offence shifts on to the accused. ” Regarding the manner in which the accused is required to rebut the presumption, the court said: “Thus, an accused in order to prove his case may or may not produce evidence and need only show on the totality of all the materials available on record that the fact presumed cannot be said to have been proved on the touchstone of preponderance of probability, for which, he may even rely on patent absurdities or inherent infirmities or improbabilities in the prosecution case leading to an irresistible inference of falsehood in the prosecution case.” Taking note of the evidence on record, the court observed that the prosecution has adduced evidence to prove all the foundational facts to establish the guilt of the accused in this case and that the accused has failed to prove his innocence on the principle of preponderance of probability Case name: David vs. State of KeralaCase no.: CRL.A.No.419 OF 2019Coram: Justice PB Suresh KumarCounsel: Advocates S.Rajeev, KK DheerendrakrishnanClick here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

Special NDPS Court Grants Bail To Showik Chakraborty In Drugs Case

first_imgNews UpdatesSpecial NDPS Court Grants Bail To Showik Chakraborty In Drugs Case Nitish Kashyap2 Dec 2020 6:16 AMShare This – xA Special NDPS Court in Mumbai granted bail to actress Rhea Chakraborty’s brother Showik Chakraborty on Wednesday. He was arrested in relation to the Narcotic’s Control Bureau’s investigation in the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who was found dead at his home in Bandra on June 14..Special NDPS Judge GB Gurao granted bail to the 24-year-old son of a former army officer who has been in…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?LoginA Special NDPS Court in Mumbai granted bail to actress Rhea Chakraborty’s brother Showik Chakraborty on Wednesday. He was arrested in relation to the Narcotic’s Control Bureau’s investigation in the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who was found dead at his home in Bandra on June 14..Special NDPS Judge GB Gurao granted bail to the 24-year-old son of a former army officer who has been in jail for almost three months, on a personal bond of Rs.50,000. Showik has been in Taloja jail since September 5 and was arraigned as an accused under Section 8(c) read with Sections 20(b)(ii),22,27A,28,29 and 30 of the NDPS Act, 1985. It is the NCB’s case that Showik Chakraborty gave a statement to them revealing that he used to facilitate the delivery to arrange drugs through accused Abdel Parihar by accused Kaizan Ebrahim and accused Zaid Vilatra. These deliveries used to be received by aides of Late Sushant Singh Rajput and every delivery and payment was in knowledge of Showik’s sister and co accused Rhea Chakraborty, NCB alleges.However, appearing on behalf of Showik Chakraborty, Advocate Ayaz Khan relied upon a recent judgment of the Supreme Court in Tofan Singh Vs State Of Tamil Nadu wherein it was held that confessional statements made to officers authorised to investigate NDPS cases are not admissible. Adv Khan submitted that his client has been falsely implicated in the case.Apart from Showik and his sister Rhea, Zaid Vilatra, Anuj Keswani, Abdel Basit Parihar, Kaizen Ibrahim are other accused in the case. In an order dated October 7, Bombay High Court granted bail to Rhea Chakraborty and others, but Showik and Abdel Parihar were denied bail.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