City sees lift in financial services poll

first_img Share Sunday 26 September 2010 10:34 pm whatsapp City sees lift in financial services poll Show Comments ▼ 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 PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definitionthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.com THE financial services sector grew at faster rate in the past three months than any time since June 2007 – but the increasing burden of regulation is hitting businesses hard, a CBI-led report warned today.A poll carried out by the CBI in tandem with professional services firm PwC revealed an increasingly upbeat City with the profitability and volume of businesses improving for the fifth consecutive quarter.The overall number of people employed in the sector increased for the first time since December 2007 although the banking sector bucked the trend as jobs were slashed. A total of 37 per cent polled said their volumes had risen in the three months to September while only nine per cent said they fell. The remaining 54 per cent said there had been no change. Banks’ volumes jumped after two quarters of declines and building societies saw the fast rise since March 2008. Meanwhile investment management also saw an upturn with profitability, while finance houses saw a “rapid” rise in profitability.The proportion of firms who thought markets would deteriorate fell to 10 per cent, highlighting the general mood of cautious optimism, according to the CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey. CBI chief economic adviser Ian McCafferty said: “Activity picked up in the financial services sector for in the last three months at a pace not seen since the credit crunch.” He said that forecasts had suggested a bigger lift than the report had found but that things were heading in the right direction. However, he said the financial services sector was facing mounting pressure with a tide of new regulation. His views were echoed by PwC’s UK banking chief Andrew Gray. He said: “While the capital requirement proposals are less stringent than some expected, they do place significant financial demands on the banks – which will have consequences for pricing, business models and strategy.” He added that there were concerns among firms that there was not a “level playing field” and that the City was being clobbered harder, and more quickly, than some financial centres abroad. 10% the number of businesses who thought markets would fall significantly37% said their volumes had risen in the past three months9% said their volumes would fall June 2007 the last time activity in the financial services industry grew at the current rate KCS-content whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Rok plunges into administration

first_img whatsapp Rok plunges into administration Monday 8 November 2010 3:18 am John Dunne Building and social housing repairs firm Rok said it would go into administration and trading in its shares was suspended.“The board of Rok plc announces that it has resolved to put the company into administration and to make an application to the Financial Services Authority to suspend the listing and trading of the company’s ordinary shares,” the company said.Earlier this year Rok’s rival Connaught went into administration after it was hit by profit warnings. Major government spending cuts have also loomed over the sector as Whitehall reduces spending on welfare and benefits.In September Rok cleared its former finance director Ashley Martin after an investigation failed to uncover any evidence of malpractice on his behalf related to problems at its plumbing, heating and electrical unit.The probe into the PHE unit showed the problems “were due to a scaling back of sub-contracting work from the private housing sector and a combination of weak operational, commercial and financial controls within that part of the business.”Rok’s chief executive Garvis Snook had said at the time of Connaught’s demise that Rok would be poised to pick-up some of Connaught’s contracts to provide maintenance for homes run by local authorities throughout Britain.Only last month Rok announced that it had won a £32m contract with the Scottish Government’s economic and community development agency to provide design and construction services for the Highlands and Islands Enterprise. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteBridesBlushThis Is Why The Royal Family Kept Quiet About Prince Harry’s Sister BridesBlushcenter_img Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Kansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Sharelast_img read more

“What goes on tour…”: Rugby World and Gullivers look at Six Nations tales

first_imgGullivers Sports Travel and Rugby World combine to give you a flavour of what it is like to go on a rugby tour – specifically, during the Six Nations See it in the flesh: Gullivers offer you the chance to see a Calcutta Cup clash That fateful day: Sam Warburton breaks against Italy in 2015Our very own writer Alan Dymock has also left making a Six Nations match until the nick of time. He once got lost in Rome trying to make his was to the Stadio Olimpico before they hosted Wales. Having gone round the underground the wrong way, he made it back to Termini with just an hour to go until kick-off and with a Leviathan taxi queue in front of him.Panic had set in and he was sweating heavily, when a hand landed on his shoulder and a Welsh voice asked: “Have you been sprinting mate?” There stood seven fans from Cardigan, all dressed as female cheerleaders. As bizarre a scene as it was, it helped. The small, cross-dressing crowd drew out some seedy looking locals who kindly offered to bypass the queue and drive the to the ground for a few euros. The group just made kick-off.FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREAnd the final tale from our vaults comes from Martin Macari who fondly remembers one trip south for the Calcutta Cup match. On the train down, one of the group (from Edinburgh’s Watsonians club) brought out a metal briefcase… that turned out to be a portable mini bar. One blurry journey later and they were ready for some rugby. Unfortunately, though, they had a gamer to play themselves. A gentlemen’s agreement was upheld the next day at the match, until one of the travelling players bravely chased a fly-hacked kick from one end of the field to the other… only to see the ball roll dead. As he crawled off the pitch to be sick, everyone agreed his was a bad choice. The Lions tour may be over, and the seasons looks so far away still, but do not despair. There is plenty of time to plan your next tour, for the Six Nations.To help you make up your mind, we have joined forces with Gullivers Sports Travel to give you a little flavour of what it is like to go on a tour during the Six Nations – in 2017 they took nearly 6,000 fans to Six Nations matches, home and away. And as you may well know, Rugby World has a fine tradition of collecting the stories from tours gone by.Gullivers get that too – indeed one of their team’s fondest recent memory came when they put on a tour for the 2014 Six Nations. Among their ranks was a stag do for the Italy versus England fixture, all of them dressed as Roman gods and made to drink pints out of their shoes. The stag, bless him, was attached to a symbolic ball and chain… These matches amongst Europe’s best bring out the best stories.Tour on!: Some fans enjoy the full experience from Gullivers Sports TravelIn poring over the Rugby World archive, this was strongly highlighted. Back in 1930, Bristol hooker Sam Tucker found a novel way of answering a crisis call from England. With just two hours and 20 minutes to make it to the Arms Park for a match-up against Wales, the enterprising forward convinced a pilot at Finton Aerodrome to fly him close to Cardiff and land in a field. Tucker then hitched a ride on a coal lorry for three miles, enlisted the help of a copper at the ground and made it to the changing room just five minutes before kick-off. Phew!That is not the only close shave, though. One reader, Mark Seymour, recently shared with us a tale of his youth team travelling from Cardiff to play in Twickenham before attending the England-Wales Test, in 1986. Rattling around the back of a rickety van, they made their own game in the nick of time before two of them were given one seating ticket and told to haggle for a pair of terrace tickets at the home of English rugby. They managed to make it, too.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS And you too can enjoy a trip to the Calcutta Cup. Just check out this competition below!Gullivers Sports Travel is the UK’s leading rugby tour operator, so you can be guaranteed a real rugby tour experience and a great time. They are offering you the opportunity to win a package for two to the 2018 Six Nations game between Scotland and England on Saturday 24 February 2018 in Edinburgh. Enter here now!last_img read more

Sewanee’s School of Theology drops name of slavery apologist DuBose…

first_img Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Job Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Racial Justice & Reconciliation, Submit a Press Release Rector Tampa, FL Theological Education Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Sewanee’s School of Theology drops name of slavery apologist DuBose from annual lecture series Rector Smithfield, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI center_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Knoxville, TN Tags Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN 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 Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC [Episcopal News Service] The School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, announced April 13 that it is changing the name of its annual DuBose Lectures, citing the pro-slavery views of the lectures’ namesake originator, William Porcher DuBose. They now will be known as the Alumni Lectures.DuBose, born in South Carolina in 1836, served as a chaplain in the Confederate Army before becoming a theology professor at Sewanee in 1871. He was appointed dean of the School of Theology in 1894. The DuBose family had owned more than 200 slaves before the Civil War, the Episcopal seminary said in its news release, and long after slavery was abolished, DuBose continued to defend the institution that had oppressed Black Americans as “not a sin” and historically beneficial for both slave and owner.The Episcopal Church honors DuBose with his own feast day, on Aug. 18, and the School of Theology has presented its lectures in his name for 97 years. On April 7, faculty members’ extended discussions over the name culminated in their vote to drop DuBose from the series.“Theology always arises in a context. Even if DuBose’s theology retains an international reputation, his writings on this region and on race bear witness to his context,” the Rev. Benjamin King, a School of Theology professor, said in the news release. King also serves on the university’s Roberson Project on Slavery, Race, and Reconciliation. “DuBose is not the name that best represents our context and what the School of Theology and our alumni have to offer the 21st-century church.”The campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Courtesy photoThe decision to distance the school from the racist views of one of its early professors comes amid rising tensions at the Episcopal university, which was founded in 1857 initially to serve the South’s white, slaveholding class. Last year, vandals launched nighttime attacks on the campus home of Reuben E. Brigety II, the university’s first Black vice-chancellor. More recently, university officials condemned an incident at lacrosse match in March in which Sewanee students reportedly shouted racist slurs at an opposing team.The March incident sparked large, student-led protests and rallies against racism on the campus. The university remains mostly white – 82% of students – despite its attempts to recruit more students of color.The University of the South, commonly known as Sewanee, is owned and governed by 28 Episcopal dioceses in the Southeast. It launched the Roberson Project in 2017 to research the university’s history of complicity with systems of racial oppression, from the school’s roots in slaveholding society to its continued adherence to racial segregation through the first half of the 20th century.The Sewanee Board of Regents cited the project’s research when it declared in a September 2020 statement that the university “rejects its past veneration of the Confederacy” and commits to “an urgent process of institutional reckoning.” Brigety, in a parallel letter, outlined several initiatives that the Sewanee administration would take to demonstrate its commitment to equality and inclusion while confronting the university’s past.The lectures that had been named for DuBose were modeled on four lectures and a sermon that the professor delivered in 1911 to celebrate his 40th year at the university. The School of Theology said DuBose’s lectures had focused on his life and theology, but he also was quoted often as an apologist for slavery.“The South received and exercised slavery in good faith and without doubt or question, whatever we pronounce it now, it was not a sin at that time to those people,” DuBose said in one example included in the school’s news release. It also notes that DuBose praised the racist Ku Klux Klan as “an inspiration of genius.”Recent DuBose Lectures have focused on racial reconciliation, the School of Theology said, and for the newly renamed Alumni Lectures, the school will welcome a presentation by Indianapolis Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows on the “Language of Dismantling White Supremacy” and a lecture by West Tennessee Bishop Phoebe Roaf titled “Addressing Racial Reconciliation in Different Contexts.” The Alumni Lectures are scheduled as part of Sewanee’s homecoming celebrations, on Sept. 28-30.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Martinsville, VA By David PaulsenPosted Apr 13, 2021 Rector Albany, NY Featured Events Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis last_img read more

TCU Athletics announces change to student ticket pickup policy

first_imgTwitter Linkedin Linkedin Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Facebook Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ ReddIt Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Twitter Facebook TCU students celebrate in the stands during the game against Kansas State on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer) Previous articleJacqueline Lambiase is still fighting for studentsNext articleHoroscope: October 24, 2020 Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ printStudents who requested tickets to today’s home football game will have to pick them up in-person before kickoff. For the first two games, student tickets were delivered electronically as part of new policies imposed for athletic events during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, tickets will be made available for pickup starting three hours prior to kickoff on the lawn between the Kelly Center and Amon G. Carter Stadium.Students must present a student ID to get a ticket. If they want to sit in a group of up to four, all members must be present at the same time. “Our new policy will improve efficiency and better enable students to enjoy the game with friends,” said Associate Athletics Director for Communications Mark Cohen. “With social distancing still a priority, students who wish to sit together can now pick up their reserved tickets at the same time, with all showing their TCU IDs, and be assigned seats together.”An overview of the new ticketing process. (Photo courtesy TCU Athletics) TCU Athletics did not respond to questions about what prompted the change to the policy. ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Benton McDonald TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history + posts last_img read more

OPD ready for graduation weekend

first_img Pinterest Police searching for woman connected to husband’s death Facebook By admin – May 23, 2018 Home Local News Crime OPD ready for graduation weekend Ector County Independent School District Police Department Lt. Jeff Daniels talks to the crowd. Representatives from local law enforcement agencies and the Permian Basin Regional Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse held a press conference in front of the Odessa Police Department Wednesday to raise awareness for Operation Graduation: Safe Night, (Mark Rogers/Odessa American) Ector County Sheriff Mike Griffis talks to the crowd. Representatives from local law enforcement agencies and the Permian Basin Regional Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse held a press conference in front of the Odessa Police Department Wednesday to raise awareness for Operation Graduation: Safe Night. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American) Police searching for man connected to hit and run Facebook 1 of 4 Extra officers from the Odessa Police Department and other local agencies will be on patrol this weekend on the lookout for underage drinking parties.Operation Graduation: Safe Night is a yearly operation by OPD, Ector County Sheriff’s Office, Ector County Hospital District and school district police that will occur from Thursday through Saturday night as teenagers celebrate their graduation this weekend.“Please understand the Odessa Police Department and our partners do not want to ruin anyone’s celebration,” OPD Chief Mike Gerke said. “We simply do not want to have to tell a parent that their recent graduate has been killed or injured in an accident because of an intoxicated driver.”Gerke added that any adults found providing alcohol to minors or any minors found in possession of alcohol will be criminally charged. Local NewsCrime OPD ready for graduation weekend Pinterestcenter_img Ector County Sheriff Mike Griffis talks to the crowd. Representatives from local law enforcement agencies and the Permian Basin Regional Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse held a press conference in front of the Odessa Police Department Wednesday to raise awareness for Operation Graduation: Safe Night. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American) Youngsters urged to be safe over graduation weekends WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleFive things you need to know today, May 23Next articleECISD, Life Center, Texas Tech recognized for health education efforts admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Lt. Joe Daniels of ECISD Police and Odessa Crime Stoppers said anyone who knows about underage drinking parties going on during the weekend can call Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS. Anyone whose tips lead to arrests or citations will be rewarded cash, and all tips will remain anonymous.Adults are able to be charged for underage drinking parties due to the social host ordinance that was passed by the City of Odessa last August. Mellessa Brenem, Director of the Permian Basin Regional Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, said the ordinance gives officers a leg to stand on by being able to target homeowners who host the parties providing alcohol to minors.“We’re very proud of our law enforcement agencies that work every day very hard to send this clear message to adults that we’re not gonna tolerate it in our community,” Brenem said about underage drinking.Anyone charged with social host accountability will receive a misdemeanor fine anywhere between $250 and $2,000, and anyone charged with minor in possession can be punished by a fine of $500. Odessa Police Chief Michael Gerke talks to the crowd. Representatives from local law enforcement agencies and the Permian Basin Regional Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse held a press conference in front of the Odessa Police Department Wednesday to raise awareness for Operation Graduation: Safe Night. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American) PBRCADA Director of Prevention Programs Mellessa Brenem addresses the crowd. Representatives from local law enforcement agencies and the Permian Basin Regional Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse held a press conference in front of the Odessa Police Department Wednesday to raise awareness for Operation Graduation: Safe Night. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American) Twitter Twitter Southern Style Potato SaladFruit Salad to Die ForVirgin Coco MojitoPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

Taoiseach slammed for refusal to meet Castlederg victims group

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Facebook News 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By News Highland – May 9, 2014 Taoiseach slammed for refusal to meet Castlederg victims group Facebook The Ulster Unionist Party’s West Tyrone MLA Ross Hussey has slammed the Irish Taoiseach for his failure to meet with representatives of the Derg Valley Victims Voice.The group believes victims of the Troubles in Castlederg and district have been neglected by the peace process.The Taoiseach has been forwarded a portfolio detailing attacks on Castlederg – which at one time was the most bombed town in Northern Ireland – and details of the 29 murders that took place in the area.Ross Hussey wants an explanation from the Taoiseach as to why he won’t meet the group:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/roass530.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Google+ WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Pinterest Previous articleINMO Donegal rep says campaign for increased staffing will be stepped upNext articleKFO claims unanimous public support for proposed 35m euro biomarine plant News Highland Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Rajasthan State Assembly Passes 3 Farm Bills To Negate Impact Of Centre’s Farm Laws [Read Bills]

first_imgNews UpdatesRajasthan State Assembly Passes 3 Farm Bills To Negate Impact Of Centre’s Farm Laws [Read Bills] Sparsh Upadhyay2 Nov 2020 9:54 AMShare This – xJust 13 days after the Punjab Assembly adopted a resolution against the Centre’s farm laws and unanimously passed four bills and in effect countered the Centre’s contentious legislations, the Rajasthan Assembly on Monday (02nd November) passed 3 farm bills.It may be noted that the Rajasthan government had, on Saturday (31st October) introduced three bills in the Assembly to negate the impact…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?LoginJust 13 days after the Punjab Assembly adopted a resolution against the Centre’s farm laws and unanimously passed four bills and in effect countered the Centre’s contentious legislations, the Rajasthan Assembly on Monday (02nd November) passed 3 farm bills.It may be noted that the Rajasthan government had, on Saturday (31st October) introduced three bills in the Assembly to negate the impact of the farm laws enacted by the Centre.Rajasthan’s Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shanti Dhariwal had introduced:-· The Essential Commodities (Special Provisions and Rajasthan Amendment) Bill 2020,· The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill 2020 and· The Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation and Rajasthan Amendment) Bill 2020.3 Bills explained in brief(1) The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services (Rajasthan Amendment) BillPreamble – A Bill to amend, and add special provisions in, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 in its application to the State of Rajasthan, with a view to restore the agricultural safeguards for the farmers of the State of Rajasthan ensured through the regulatory framework of the Rajasthan Agricultural Produce Markets Act, 1961 (Rajasthan Act No. 38 of 1961), in order to secure and protect the interests and livelihood of farmers and farm labourers and also all others engaged in agriculture and related activities.Objective of the Bill in Brief – This Bill, could be understood in contrast with the Centre’s Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020.The Bill provides that that no Farming Agreement for the sale or purchase of a crop shall be valid unless the price paid for such agricultural produce is equal to, or greater than, the prevailing Minimum Support Prices, announced by the Central Government for that crop.The Bill also provides that “where a farming agreement has been entered into in respect of any farming produce under this Act, such produce shall be liable to the fee/cess/ cesses/charges payable under the APMC Act and such fees/ cess/cesses/charges shall be utilized for the welfare of farmers and development of market infrastructure”However, a Proviso has been included to this provision, which says that the fees/cess/cesses/charges shall be payable by the sponsor and its burden shall not be transferred on the farmer.(2) The Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation and Rajasthan Amendment) Bill 2020Preamble – A Bill to amend, and add special provisions in, the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, in its application to the State of Rajasthan, with a view to restore the safeguards for the farmers of the State of Rajasthan through the regulatory framework of the Rajasthan Agricultural Produce Markets Act, 1961 (Rajasthan Act No. 38 of 1961), in order to secure and protect the interests and livelihood of farmers, farm labourers and also all others engaged in agriculture and related activities.Objective of the Bill in brief – This Bill could be understood in contrast with Centre’s Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020.The Bill passed by the Rajasthan Assembly seeks to penalise traders, if they harass farmers and the offence shall be punishable with a term of imprisonment of not less than three years and extending upto seven years or fine of not less than five lac rupees or both.As per the Bill, harassment will be said to be committed where the trader does not accept the delivery of the farm produce agreed upon or having accepted the delivery does not make the payment to the farmer in accordance with the terms of the agreement or within three days from the date of receipt of delivery of goods, whichever is earlier.The Bill also makes a provision wherein the State Government may, from time to time, notify a Fee/Cess/Cesses/Charges, which shall be levied on notified agricultural produce, brought or bought or sold, as the case may be, by a corporate or trader and/or on the electronic trading and transaction platform, as the case may be, for trade and commerce in a trade area.However, it also says that the Fees/Cess/Cesses/Charges leviable under sub-section (1) shall be credited in the fund/s, set up for running of market committee and welfare of farmers or other purposes related to welfare and promotion of agriculture or agriculturist.Notably, the Central law prohibits imposition of any “market fee or cess or levy” on any farmer or trader or electronic trading in a farmers’ produce trade area.It also states that a dispute may be resolved through the State APMC Act rather than through a sub-divisional Magistrate, as given in the Central Act.(3) The Essential Commodities (Special Provisions and Rajasthan Amendment) Bill 2020Preamble – A Bill further to amend and add special provisions in the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020, in their application to the State of Rajasthan, with a view to protect consumers from hoarding and black-marketing of agricultural produce and to secure and protect the interests and livelihood of farmers and farm labourers as also all others engaged in agriculture and related activities.Objective of the Bill in brief – The Bill makes a provision that the State Government, shall also have the power to order for regulating or prohibiting the production, supply, distribution, imposing stock limits under extraordinary circumstances, which may include famine, price rise, natural calamity or any other situation.Further, a provision has also been introduced in this bill, wherein the provisions of this Act shall have overriding effect notwithstanding anything inconsistent therewith contained in any other law for the time being in force or in any instrument having effect by virtue of any law other than this Act.Centre’s Farm LawsIt may be noted that On Sunday (27th September 2020) the Ministry of Law and Justice (Legislative Department) had notified the presidential assent to the following 3 Acts:-1. The Farmers’ Produce Trade And Commerce (Promotion And Facilitation) Act, 2020; (Presidential assent received on 24th September)2. The Farmers (Empowerment And Protection) Agreement On Price Assurance And Farm Services Act, 2020; (Presidential assent received on 24th September)3. The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020; and (Presidential assent received on 26th September)Explained: The 3 Farmers Bills And The Controversies Surrounding ThemThree Farm Bills Receive Presidential Assent [Read Notification]Click Here To Download Bill – 1[Read Bill]Click Here To Download Bill – 2[Read Bill]Click Here To Download Bill – 3[Read Bill]Next Storylast_img read more

Gardai confirm Glenveagh road reopened after crash

first_img Facebook Gardai confirm Glenveagh road reopened after crash By News Highland – May 17, 2018 WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleUSFC Preview Tyrone v Monaghan – Mickey HarteNext articleDonegal meat plant reopened under new ownership News Highland Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebookcenter_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic The Glenveagh Road just outside Termon has since reopened after a road traffic collision there last night. The crash involving a minibus and two cars happened just before 9pm.Gardai have confirmed that nobody sustained any serious injuries. Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Google+ Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more

N13 closed outbound from Letterkenny with vehicle on fire

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Motorists are being advised that the dual carriageway outbound from Letterkenny to the Manor roundabout is closed.There are reports of a vehicle on fire on the road.No one is believed to be injured, and Gardaí are asking motorists to avoid the area and use an alternative route. Previous articleDerry and Bohs draw 1-1 in Dublin – ReactionNext articleTwo Match Ban for Armagh’s Sheridan following stamp on Eoghan Ban Gallagher News Highland WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Google+ By News Highland – March 9, 2019 Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter N13 closed outbound from Letterkenny with vehicle on firecenter_img Google+ Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more