Deregulation threatens EDF forecasts as profits rise on increased capacity

first_img Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Share Tuesday 15 February 2011 7:36 pm FRENCH power company EDF posted higher annual profits yesterday but disappointed investors with a profit forecast for this year that could prove over-optimistic due to de-regulation of the French market.The former French monopoly is being forced to sell up to a quarter of its domestic nuclear output to competitors to help open up markets.Traders said EDF’s 2011 profit target was based on a maximum price of €42 (£35) per megawatt hour (MWh) that the government could set for nuclear power production, which EDF will have to sell as part of a liberalisation law.EDF posted a 4.4 per cent rise in 2010 earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation and forecast a rise of between four and six per cent this year.The utility group said core earnings came in at €16.62bn last year – up from €15.93bn in 2009 and the €16.45bn average forecast.Sales rose 10.2 per cent to €65.17bn in 2010, boosted by higher availability of EDF’s nuclear and hydro power capacity in France. This was despite an environment EDF described as difficult, with electricity and gas demand still not back to pre-crisis levels. Net profit fell to €1bn, and EDF’s debt fell to €34.4bn by 31 December, from €42.5bn at the end of 2009. It is expected to fall again to €27.1bn once the sale of a 45 per cent stake in Energie Baden-Wuerttemberg is effective. center_img whatsapp More From Our Partners LA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndo whatsapp Deregulation threatens EDF forecasts as profits rise on increased capacity last_img read more

Equipo de planificación EYE20: Periodo de solicitud abierto para jóvenes…

first_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Press Release Service Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL 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 Rector Hopkinsville, KY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Job Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Posted Feb 19, 2019 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Equipo de planificación EYE20: Periodo de solicitud abierto para jóvenes interesados ​​en servir Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Featured Jobs & Calls Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Shreveport, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Bath, NC Se aceptan solicitudes para jóvenes interesados ​​en participar en el Equipo de planificación para el Episcopal Youth Event 2020 (EYE20).“Los miembros del Equipo de Planificación están encargados de crear e implementar EYE20 de principio a fin”, dijo Bronwyn Clark Skov, Director del Departamento de Formación en la Fe, que coordina el evento. “Los miembros del equipo deben ser maduros en su fe y ser capaces de emprender el trabajo y los compromisos necesarios durante el proceso de un año para desarrollar un evento internacional de esta escala”.Para ser elegible para el Equipo de Planificación, los solicitantes jóvenes deben estar inscritos actualmente en los grados 9 a 11 y ser un miembro con buena reputación en una congregación de La Iglesia Episcopal. Además, todos los solicitantes deben estar disponibles para viajar sin acompañante en las siguientes fechas: Del 3 al 6 de octubre de 2019Del 30 de enero al 2 de febrero de 2020Del 16 al 19 de abril de 2020Del 5 al 11 de julio de 2020La solicitud en línea está disponible aquí en inglés y aquí en español.La fecha límite para recibir solicitudes es el 17 de marzo de 2019 a las 5 de la tarde tiempo del Este.El EYE20 es el 14º evento celebrado, que sigue siendo un evento popular y con buena asistencia. El EYE estará abierto a jóvenes episcopales en los grados 9-12 durante el año académico 2019-2020 y sus mentores adultos.El EYE20 está programado del 7 al 11 de julio de 2020. El proceso de inscripción y los detalles adicionales sobre el evento estarán disponibles en otoño de 2019. La ubicación aún no se ha anunciado.¿No está familiarizado con el Episcopal Youth Event? Lea acerca de EYE aquí.Para más información diríjase a  [email protected] In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Collierville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 last_img read more

Bristol go ahead with appeal for Piutau’s three-match suspension

first_imgThursday Sep 10, 2020 Bristol go ahead with appeal for Piutau’s three-match suspension Following sanction for his part in a fight against Worcester Warriors, Bristol Bears back Siale Piutau will appeal the three-week suspension he received. Coach Pat Lam felt that it was in self-defence, and Piutau was within his rights to protect himself. ADVERTISEMENTPiutau was suspended for punching or striking Worcester Warriors’ Andrew Kitchener contrary to World Rugby Law 9.12.Piutau’s hearing will be heard tonight (Thursday 10 September) at 17.45 by a new online independent disciplinary panel comprising Sir James Dingemans (chair) with Sam Hillas QC and Becky Essex.At the original hearing, Piutau accepted the charge against him and was given the suspension by an independent panel of Matthew Weaver (chair), Mitch Read and Chris Skaife.Coach Lam felt that Piutau should have been allowed to defend himself, after the unprovoked attack. This no doubt contributed to the decision to appeal.“Siale has been attacked by two guys. Our process means he’s not allowed to strike back” Lam told BT Sport.“You’ve got to have self-defense. You should be able to defend yourself if someone wants to attack you like that. What do I say to his wife and his children if he gets a whack in the head and can’t defend himself?ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… 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 ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

COVID-19 = genocide for Detroit

first_imgMichigan State Representatives Jewell Jones and Isaac Robinson, co-sponsors of a bill for a 90-day moratorium on foreclosures, evictions and utility shutoffs. Robinson died March 29 of suspected COVID-19. Here they are protesting a polluting company US Ecology in Detroit.May 4 — Coronavirus, COVID-19, the pandemic — or as they say in the Motor City “the ‘rona” — by any name this disease  has been particularly devastating to Black-majority cities. Detroit, 80 percent Black and 10 percent Latinx, has been particularly hard hit. The three counties that comprise Metro Detroit — Wayne (which includes Detroit), Macomb and Oakland — have had at least 3,300 virus-related deaths as of May 4.The entire state of Michigan has had 4,000 deaths, making it third in the country after New York and New Jersey. Outside of Metro Detroit, only one other county, Genesee, which includes Flint, has had over 100 deaths. While the state’s population is 14 percent African American, 41 percent of those who have died from COVID-19 statewide are African American.A Facebook group, Detroit COVID-19 Memorial, puts a human face on the statistics. They include nurses, doctors, union leaders, clergy, youth coaches and others loved by the community they serve. “As this crisis expands, we must take swift action to protect our senior citizen population and those economically impacted,” said State Representative Isaac Robinson. “We must defend the public health of all people including our most vulnerable residents and low-income families. The working families and students in my district already slammed by excessive car insurance costs are being devastated by the impact of this pandemic.” (Voice of Detroit, March 31)Robinson, of Hamtramck, who also represented Detroit, died March 29 at age 44 of suspected COVID-19 complications. He had just introduced legislation for a 90-day moratorium on foreclosures, evictions and utility shutoffs.Many families have lost more than one member. The youngest to die so far is five-year-old Skylar Harris. Detroit residents held a car caravan in solidarity with her family.Hospitals and health care workers are overwhelmed by this tragic situation.Why Detroit?The reasons for so many deaths in Detroit are racism and poverty. Compounding the prime causes is the high number of households which had their water shut off. These ongoing shutoffs were denounced in 2014 by two United Nations rapporteurs as “contrary to human rights.” (UN News, Oct. 20, 2014) How can one stay hydrated or engage in “frequent hand washing,” as recommended by medical experts, without running water?Moreover, Detroiters are more likely to die from the virus because of the higher incidence of preexisting conditions, including asthma, obesity, kidney disease and heart conditions, compared to the rest of Michigan. (Michigan Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, conducted by state health officials, 2015-17)“Rates of asthma, diabetes and obesity are higher among African Americans,” explains Dr. Velda Crowder, chair of the health committee for the Washington, D.C.-based Black Women for Positive Change. “Those chronic conditions increase the likeliness of serious illness from COVID-19, even among young people, said Crowder, an emergency physician.” (Detroit News, March 26)Also contributing to the spread of the virus are the unsafe working conditions inside the auto plants where many Detroiters work. After workers protested the lack of social distancing and proper sanitation, Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles closed the plants temporarily. But many autoworkers were already infected, along with people they came in contact with. Close to 30 members of the United Auto Workers have died, including at least two members of this writer’s union, UAW Local 869. The Detroit Three are pushing to reopen the plants and restart production, supposedly with new safety measures in place — but workers are dubious, understandably soAfrican Americans are disproportionately impacted by the virus in yet another way: More than half of all state prisoners are African American. Half of those tested in Michigan’s prison system have tested positive.Capitalism behind the destructionThe racist, anti-working-class attacks on Detroit did not begin with the coronavirus. Detroit’s pivotal role in the Civil Rights and later the Black Liberation movement, and much earlier the U.S. labor movement, earned it the enmity of the ruling class. Auto plant closings, a trend that began in the 1950s and accelerated in the 1970s with the dismantling of Chrysler’s Dodge Main complex, have cost the city tens of thousands of jobs — and eroded its tax base.Thanks to union wages in the auto industry, Detroit at one time had the highest rate of homeownership of any major U.S. city. But as jobs moved to the suburbs or out of Michigan altogether, or were eliminated by automation, many Black Detroiters saw their incomes drop. Now, because of racist predatory lending, Detroit has had the highest foreclosure rate since the 2008 recession. Bloated interest payments to Wall Street banks undermined Detroit’s financial solvency, leading to the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history in 2013. What followed was a mass looting of city assets, slashing of union pensions and other austerity measures that the banks mandated — treating Detroit the same way they treat countries in the global South. This was accomplished via the appointment by then Gov. Rick Snyder of a dictator known as an “emergency manager” — Kevyn Orr of the Jones Day corporate law firm. In 2012, Michigan’s legislature passed a law allowing the governor to impose emergency managers, stripping elected city officials of their powers. At one time half of Michigan’s Black residents, compared to 2 percent of white residents, were under emergency management.While the city is not currently under an appointed fiscal dictator, Detroit’s white mayor, Mike Duggan, is a loyal corporate servant. The heavily armed, well-funded fascists who invaded the Michigan Statehouse, pushing to get workers back to work, are happy to watch the death toll climb. While the capitalist class subjects Black cities to the ravages of COVID-19, a timely demand would be “Reparations for Detroit!”Grevatt lived and worked in Metro Detroit from 2010 to 2019 and serves on the executive board of UAW Local 869.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Labor calls for work stoppage for Black Lives

first_imgThis statement by Labor for Black Lives was issued Aug. 31 and signed by over 50 labor organizations. Signers include United Electrical Workers (UE), United Auto Workers Region 9A (covering eastern New York, New England and Puerto Rico), Fight for $15, International Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, as well as 18 locals of teacher unions, six Service Employees (SEIU) locals, numerous other state and local unions, regional and local labor councils, and other labor organizations. Many individual elected union officers also signed. A complete list can be found at laborforblacklives.org/While no actions have as yet been announced, the appeal by such a broad grouping of unions to masses of organized and unoganized workers to wage political strikes against police violence and white supremacist terror is a huge step forward.Last week’s actions by professional athletes in the NBA, WNBA, NFL, MLB, and professional tennis are a call to action for all of the labor movement. They remind us that when we strike to withhold our labor, we have the power to bring an unjust status quo to a grinding halt. The status quo – of police killing Black people, of armed white nationalists killing demonstrators, of millions sick and increasingly desperate – is clearly unjust, and it cannot continue. As unions representing millions of workers across the country, we stand in solidarity with our comrades on the courts, on the fields, and in the streets. We echo the call to local and federal government to divest from the police, to redistribute the stolen wealth of the billionaire class, and to invest in what our people need to live in peace, dignity, and abundance: universal health care and housing, public jobs programs and cash assistance, and safe working conditions.Progressive labor leaders stood with the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. We have a long history of supporting the Black Freedom Movement and we will not stop now. The labor movement and the Movement for Black Lives are each other’s keepers, and we are ready to work together to do what we must to win justice for our people. We support the demands for racial justice echoing throughout this nation, and the simultaneous call for a more just economy. We will use our strength and influence to make sure organized labor is on the right side of history in this moment.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Blanket Coverage Podcast – 2019/20 NFL Exit Interviews Episode 112 – Texans, Seahawks, Ravens

first_imgFacebook Jack is a junior journalism major and studio art minor from Atlanta, Georgia. He enjoys everything sports and co-runs the Blanket Coverage podcast as well as photographs for TCU360. 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC East + posts 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Linkedin TCU News Now 4/28/2021 Twitter Twitter ReddIt Jack Wallace Linkedin Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ printJack and Noah take a dive into these NFL teams’ 2019/20 regular seasons, postseasons, draft previews, and much more in the 2019/20 NFL Exit Interview series, continuing with the next two teams on the slate: the Houston Texans, the Seattle Seahawks, and the Baltimore Ravens. Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West TAGSBaltimore Ravensblanketblanket coveragecoverageexit interviewsHouston TexansinterviewsNFLSeattle Seahawks 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special ReddIt Previous articleFrog Logs: Senior perspectives, strange times and moreNext articleBlanket Coverage Podcast – 2019/20 NFL Exit Interviews Episode 113 – Titans, Packers, 49ers, Chiefs Jack Wallace RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Facebook 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods last_img read more

#VIDEO Multi million euro University plan will create 1000 jobs in…

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL WhatsApp Email Facebook Print Linkedin TAGSBarryEIBEuropean Investment Bankfeaturedfull-imageMoranNoonanTaylorUniversity of Limerick First Irish death from Coronavirus center_img No vaccines in Limerick yet Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Previous articleCall to make President Higgins a Freeman of LimerickNext articleIn Pics – 2013 Bord Gais Energy Munster GAA Awards Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsBreaking news#VIDEO Multi million euro University plan will create 1000 jobs in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – December 9, 2013 598 Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Advertisement Andrew Carey Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] TO 1,000 jobs are to be created in Limerick ver the next five years after the University of Limerick agreed a long term lending package with the European Investment Bank that will see 12 new projects unfold including a new significant presence for UL in Limerick city centre. In an agreement signed today with the EIB to fund €100m to the project, the University of Limerick will be able to embark upon on of the biggest projects of its kind with the European lenders. Signed by Jonathan Taylor, Vice President EIB, UL president Professor Don Barry and witnessed by Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and John Moran Secretary General at the Department of Finance, the agreement paves the way for the University of Limerick’s to begin construction almost immediately where it is expected to draw the first dispersement of the €100m loan facility to fund its Capital Development Plan 2014 – 2018. The entire project is expected to cost some €224 million and the remaining funds will be secured from State grants, philanthropic donations, commercial activity and University of Limerick funding and according to Professor Don Barry over half of this has been secured already. The university’s ambitious €224million Capital Development Plan consists of 12 infrastructural developments on the University’s north and south campus, construction of a new Clinical Education Research building on the site of the University Hospital Limerick, and development of a City Centre Campus including student residences and an academic building in Limerick City Centre.290 academic jobs will be created with the new expansion while some 710 jobs will be created in the construction industry tasked with bringing the plans to life. Professor Don Barry said that “The granting of this loan facility clearly indicates a very welcome endorsement of UL’s development plans by the European Investment Bank. We look forward to working closely with the EIB to optimise the benefits which this will deliver for UL, for Limerick and for Ireland and the EU as we extend UL’s role as a dynamic agent of economic, social and cultural development”, and added that “UL is committed to making a major contribution to the Limerick 2030 Economic and Spatial Plan”. In signing today’s agreement, Mr Taylor said that he is sure “it will both transform education in the west of Ireland and significantly improve student life in Limerick for future generations. Minister Noonan stated: “This is very positive news for the University of Limerick and indeed for Limerick and the wider region as a whole. The University Capital Investment Plan will ensure the University is a world class campus at the heart of Limerick and will create 1,000 jobs in Limerick. This is a great boost for the City and I look forward to work commencing in the new year. “The Irish economy is recovering and I see great opportunities for future EIB funded projects in Ireland”, added Minister Noonan.Your browser does not support the video tag Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended last_img read more

Exploring medieval Limerick

first_imgNewsEducationExploring medieval Limerick By Editor – November 5, 2015 1065 Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival The Lough Gur centre which will feature in the lectureTHE fourth in a series of evening lectures aimed at raising awareness of Limerick’s unique built heritage takes place on Tuesday, November 10 in the Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel, Adare, at 8pm.Dr Rachel Moss of Trinity College Dublin, an art and architecture historian with a particular interest in medieval Ireland, will discuss some of the buildings and artworks produced in Limerick and its wider environs during the medieval period.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Dr Moss has published extensively and was the editor and principal author of Volume 1 of the Royal Irish Academy’s Art and Architecture of Ireland Series, published in November 2014.Organised and funded by Limerick City and County Council, the built heritage lecture series takes place over five evenings and is free to attend.The series looks at a variety of architecture in Limerick throughout the ages including pre-historic houses in Lough Gur, contemporary designed homes in the 21st century, Limerick’s castles, and medieval architecture and art in the Limerick region.The lectures also consider the value of older buildings and structures to mammals and birds in terms of supporting wildlife and biodiversity.Organised bi-annually by the Council, the programme is determined by a multi-disciplinary team of Council professionals including the City and County archaeologist, the conservation officer, the heritage officer and a planner.The free lectures continue fortnightly until November 24.  Brochures are available at local libraries, and from customer services in the Council’s offices in Merchant’s Quay, Dooradoyle, Rathkeale, Kilmallock and Newcastle West.Visit www.limerick.ie/council/heritage-events-and-competitions for further information. TAGSArchitecturecity and county councillimerickmedievalRachel MossTrinity College Advertisement Emailcenter_img Previous articleLimerick TD outlines plans for welfare reformNext articleLife lessons learned on Limerick playing fields Editor RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WhatsApplast_img read more

€96,000 grant puts West Limerick in the fast track

first_imgNew parklet changes Catherine Street dining experience Linkedin WhatsApp Twitter Limerick’s O’Connell Street Revitalisation Works to go ahead TAGSathletesAthleticsfacilitiesLimerick City and County CouncilNewcastle WestPatrick O’Donovanrunning trackSports Capital regional scheme NewsLocal News€96,000 grant puts West Limerick in the fast trackBy Editor – January 1, 2018 1499 WATCH: Ciara Neville and Sarah Lavin set PB’s as they prepare for World Indoor Series Silver Meet Email Printcenter_img Previous articleFirst baby of new year born in LimerickNext articleLimerick city building on dangerous structures list Editor Facebook WATCH: Sarah Lavin helps Irish team qualify for 2022 World Championships RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR O’Donnell Welcomes Major Enhancement Works for Castletroy Neighbourhood Park Advertisement A county Limerick town received a special gift this Christmas in the shape of €96,500 in funding from the Government under the Sports Capital Regional Scheme.Limerick TD and Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan said he was delighted that Newcastle West is to receive this funding for the development of an athletics track.“I have been involved with Limerick City and County Council and the local voluntary athletics club on this project since it started and I am delighted now to be able to deliver this funding to Newcastle West.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This project which is being funded by the Government and is being led by Limerick City and County Council will allow for the development of athletics in West Limerick and will provide current and future athletes with the facilities to train and to compete in West Limerick,” he added.This announcement brings the total Sports Capital allocation to the Limerick County Constituency last year to almost €1.7million.More community news here Call to extend Patrickswell public sewer linelast_img read more

Justice In Lockdown: Concerning Trend In Bail Hearings Before Trial Courts

first_imgColumnsJustice In Lockdown: Concerning Trend In Bail Hearings Before Trial Courts Karan Tripathi2 May 2020 9:24 PMShare This – x’Despite repeated calls, the counsel for the applicant did not appear.’ These words appear way too often in orders passed by the District and Sessions Courts at Patiala House Court Complex in New Delhi. The applicants in these cases, whose plea for justice goes unheard due to the absence of their lawyers, are prisoners seeking bail to protect themselves from the COVID19 infection….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?Login’Despite repeated calls, the counsel for the applicant did not appear.’ These words appear way too often in orders passed by the District and Sessions Courts at Patiala House Court Complex in New Delhi. The applicants in these cases, whose plea for justice goes unheard due to the absence of their lawyers, are prisoners seeking bail to protect themselves from the COVID19 infection. Prison complexes are extremely susceptible to the spread of novel coronavirus, which makes prisoners a vulnerable section. This fact has been recognised by both the Supreme Court as well as the Delhi High Court in a series of matters. In fact, the apex court took a suo moto cognisance of this issue and directed the Delhi Government to constitute a High Powered Committee to look into the matter. The High Powered Committee, thus constituted by the Delhi Government, has passed a series of directions to decongest the prisons by easing the process of releasing certain kinds of prisoners on interim bail. These directions have time and again increased the relaxations, as per the information given by the Director General of Prisons, to make it easier for prisoners to seek bail. In Shobha Gupta v. GNCTD, the Delhi High Court had issued guidelines which were supposed to be followed by the subordinate courts while addressing urgent bail applications. However, the reality on the ground is far from satisfactory. It has appeared in multiple orders passed by the judges in the Patiala House Court that lawyers appearing for the prisoners did not turn up for the bail hearing despite multiple calls. This absence jeopardizes the relief sought by the prisoner as the matters get adjourned to a farther date without even addressing the preliminary arguments on urgency of the relief sought. Another disturbing trend that haunts the bail hearings in trial courts is the absence of the Investigating Officer. Many bail matters are getting adjourned to a longer date either due to the absence of the IO or due to incorrect/insufficient status reports.A sample of the orders passed while adjourning bail hearings. One of the trial court lawyers, Mr Abhimanyu Dhawan, informed LiveLaw that in the bail hearing he was appearing for, the Investigating Officer produced the status report for some other case. ‘Considering the experience of the officers and the nature of their jobs, it was hard to believe that an IO would make such a mistake inadvertently. What if the same was done to delay the matter’, Mr Dhawan said. Both the Delhi High Court, as well as the Patiala House Court, have directed the district court complexes to enable hearings through video conferencing. Apart from this, court complexes are also open for those who cannot avail such online facility. In light of these facilities, it becomes hard to fathom as to why lawyers or police officers would not turn up for hearings which are accepted as ‘urgent’ by the court’s registry. It frustrates the urgency of the relief sought by the prisoner and exposes him to further vulnerability of catching coronavirus. Such delays not only defeats the idea of decongestion of prisons, as envisaged by the Supreme Court and the High Court, but also overlooks the gravity and urgency of the concerns raised by the prisoners. These bail applications which simply get adjourned due to the unexplained absence of the officers of the court, might be carrying concerns such as the applicant’s acute medical conditions or the socio-economic distress of the applicant’s family. In addition to these concerns, there’s a lingering issue of inadequacy in court orders. Despite being public documents, these orders do not record the reasons for the absence of either the lawyer or the Investigative Officer, rendering the process opaque for public scrutiny. Court orders also do not address the factual details of the cases that simply get adjourned due to the highlighted absence. As a civil society, we are systematically alienated from the genuine concerns of the prisoners, and evaluating them to hold the authorities accountable. More often than not, judges have also not taken any coercive action either against the absent advocate or the police officer, for non-appearance or producing incorrect documents. It’s hard to even gauge the nature or gravity of these mistakes – whether they are inadvertent or intentional. The cause of justice cannot be taken for granted; especially when it concerns the vulnerable sections that rely heavily on institutional efficiency. Chief Justice DN Patel of the Delhi High Court, has categorically stated that doors of justice cannot be shut even during this extraordinary crisis.Authorities have to take cognisance of this issue. The Administration and Supervising Committee of the Delhi High Court shall issue directions to the subordinate courts to look into this matter and ensure that nobody is denied justice due to the lazy attitude of officers of the court. In addition to that, the Delhi State Legal Services Authority must ensure that the lawyers who are appearing for the prisoners are attending the court proceedings, either through video conferencing or in person, on the designated date. Trial courts are the foundations of the criminal justice system. The inefficiency in their functioning, or in the services of the officers who appear before these courts, would lead to an actual and irreconcilable perversion of justice.   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