24 Aug

Nylén moves on from LeoVegas to Trustly

first_img Email Address Tech & innovation 20th August 2019 | By contenteditor Topics: Tech & innovation Nylén moves on from LeoVegas to Trustly AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Tags: Payments Online payments provider Trustly has appointed former LeoVegas executive Louise Nylén to the newly established role of chief marketing officer.Nylén, who will report to Trustly chief executive Oscar Berglund, will also be part of the Stockholm-headquartered fintech company’s management team. She will have overall responsibility for Trustly’s marketing and brand-related activities.Nylén joined LeoVegas as head of market development in October 2013 and continued to work out of the operator’s Malta office when she became chief marketing officer in May 2015.In June 2018, she was promoted to the Stockholm-based role of deputy CEO, with Petra Blixt assuming her previous responsibilities as marketing director alongside Claes af Burén, before Blixt became chief marketing officer on an interim basis in May this year.Last month, LeoVegas announced that Dersim Sylwan, who served most recently as Kindred Group’s general manager in Sweden, will be the operator’s new chief marketing officer, with Blixt continuing in the role until the transition takes place.A LeoVegas spokesperson confirmed to iGamingBusiness.com today (20 August) that there are no plans to appoint a new deputy CEO to replace Nylén, but Sylwan will begin in his role as chief marketing officer by January 1, 2020 at the latest.“The payments world is going through an intense period with massive structural changes where providers like Trustly have a very interesting future,” said Nylén, who is also a board director of online fashion retailer Nelly.com.“Trustly has a unique product, a high-quality service and a unique first-mover advantage – important success factors that made it very interesting for me to join and build a strong brand that appeal to merchants and consumers alike.“I am looking forward to seizing the opportunities that lie ahead and contributing with my experiences from marketing and online retailing when entering new geographies.”Nordic Capital Fund acquired Trustly from controlling shareholder Bridgepoint Development Capital in March 2018.Nylén’s husband, Marcus, left his role as LeoVegas chief operating officer three months ago to become the new chief executive at Stockholm-based Healthcare Media.Last week, LeoVegas reported a 10% year-on-year rise in revenue for the first six months of the year, although challenging operating conditions in the UK led to operating profit slipping from €13.0m to €9.1m. Online payments provider Trustly has appointed former LeoVegas executive Louise Nylén to the newly established role of chief marketing officer.last_img read more

24 Aug

KKV: Veikkaus breached procurement rules with IGT contract

first_img“Finding a direct procurement or contract change in time is not possible in practice, for example in situations where, after contract changes in violation of the Procurement Act, we wait six months before the actual implementation of the procurement begins,” Jansson added. The changes to terms of the contract did not exceed 50% of the value of the original, tendered, 2004 deal, it added. It explained that the additional services were added as part of an effort to reduce its dependence on a single supplier, but changes had to be made quickly to prepare for this. To put these elements out to tender would have taken at least six years, it said, though by using IGT for these non-core elements, it would be able to prepare for a tender for its core lottery system. Regions: Europe Nordics Finland The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (KKV) has ruled gambling monopoly Veikkaus breached the country’s Procurement Act by making substantial changes to its supply contract with International Game Technology (IGT). Regulation However, the KKV added that it was unable to pursue sanctions against the operator, as its investigation was carried out more than six months after the contract was signed. Per the Procurement Act, any punishment for non-compliance may only be issued if the offence is discovered within six months of a contract being signed. KKV: Veikkaus breached procurement rules with IGT contract That deal, which saw the supplier provide Veikkaus with a central gaming system, was originally due to run until 2009, with options for two 24-month extensions and a final 12-month renewal. This process is expected to begin in the coming years, with bidding for interested parties to begin in 2024. It argued that this was possible as a result of not having to spend significant sums on non-core tenders. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 29th September 2020 | By Aaron Noy Topics: Legal & compliance Regulation “There are problems with the six-month deadline for effective procurement control,” he said. “In practice, the deadline means that the [KKV] must find information about the suspected illegal direct procurement within six months of concluding the contract. A new supply agreement was then struck in September 2018, coming into effect six months later.center_img In response to the KKV’s investigation, the operator said that it was not a contracting entity prior to the merger of the legacy Veikkaus lottery business, sportsbook operator Fintoto and slot machine operator Raha-automaattiyhdistys (RAY) in January 2017. The KKV reached its conclusion following an investigation that began in January this year, into a contract that was originally signed by Veikkaus and GTech – which has since merged with IGT – in 2004. Multiple changes to the agreement were then made to the contract over the years. These ranged from adding new performance targets and amending the financial terms, to expanding the deal to cover the supply of online bingo, and adding new marketing solutions to the range of services provided. “Veikkaus has been informed of KKV’s recent conclusion and we take it seriously,” the operator’s director of law and social responsibility Hanna Kyrki said. “We will learn lessons and strive to act in such a way that KKV does not have to highlight issues with our operation.” At no point did Veikkaus notify these changes to the KKV, nor did it launch a public tender for any of the new elements added to the deal. While the 2018 agreement was carried out after it became a contracting entity, Veikkaus said this was an amendment to the earlier deal rather than a new agreement, meaning it did not believe that Procurement Act regulations applied. Veikkaus, meanwhile, said that it will take the KKV’s criticism on board, and make changes to procurement processes. It therefore provided Veikkaus with administrative guidance on procurement rules, with KKV research manager for procurement control Max Jansson admitting that the regulations made it difficult to enforce compliance. Kyrki added that the case showed the Procurement Act was “open to interpretation”, noting that Veikkaus has received multiple opinions suggesting that it had done nothing wrong. This included an assessment from law firm Bird & Bird, which concluded that it had acted within the rules. In the KKV’s view, however, the changes represented fundamental changes to the contract, rather than additional work or services being carried out under the original agreement. Furthermore, it added, Veikkaus has not proved that the changes were only possible through its partnership with IGT, meaning the contract was illegally awarded. “Veikkaus’ goal of reducing supplier dependence and bidding for [non-core services] in itself should be supported, but the implementation method it chose has not complied with the Procurement Act,” KKV senior specialist Elisa Aalto commented. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

5 Jul

3 FTSE shares I think will do well in a post-Covid-19 world

first_img See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA Edward Sheldon owns shares in Tritax Big Box, Clipper Logistics and ASOS. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon and ASOS. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Clipper Logistics, Tesco, and Tritax Big Box REIT and recommends the following options: short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon and long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Edward Sheldon, CFA | Friday, 26th June, 2020 | More on: AVST BBOX CLG The post-Covid-19 world is likely to look very different to the world of a few years ago. Not only are we likely to be working from home more, but we’ll also be doing far more things online.Looking for stocks that could benefit in this new-look world? Take a look at these three FTSE shares. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…FTSE 100 cybersecurity playOne industry that is likely to prosper in a post-Covid-19 world is cybersecurity. With more people working from home, you can be sure criminals will be looking to take advantage of vulnerabilities. This means demand for cybersecurity products should be high.One company that looks well-placed to benefit here is Avast (LSE: AVST). It’s a FTSE 100 technology company that specialises in cybersecurity solutions. Worldwide, it has over 430m users.Just last week, analysts at Goldman Sachs initiated coverage of Avast with a ‘buy’ rating and target price of 600p – about 15% higher than the current share price. They believe Avast is the “winner” in a cyber-risk world, and said the market underappreciates the company’s opportunity for earnings growth.I share their view. I think this FTSE 100 cybersecurity stock has a lot of potential. The stock currently has a forward-looking P/E ratio of 19.5.Online shopping boomAnother FTSE stock that I see as a top play for the post-Covid-19 world is Tritax Big Box REIT (LSE: BBOX). It’s a real estate company that owns a large portfolio of sophisticated logistics warehouses let out to major retailers. I see the company as a beneficiary of the shift towards online shopping.What impresses me about Tritax Big Box is its list of customers. In April, the company said its top five customers by income were Amazon, Morrisons, Howdens, Co-op, and Tesco. These are all resilient companies. I also like the fact that tenants are locked into long-term contracts. The average unexpired lease term across its portfolio of warehouses is over 14 years. This increases stability.Overall, BBOX looks like a fantastic post-Covid-19 play to me. The FTSE 250 stock isn’t so cheap (forward P/E of 22), however I think it’s worth a premium. I see potential for both capital growth and dividends here.Under the radar FTSE stockIn the smaller company space, I like the look of Clipper Logistics (LSE: CLG). It’s an innovative logistics company that offers a wide range of services, including warehousing, delivery, and returns management services. It has a very impressive client list that includes the likes of ASOS, Tesco, and PrettyLittleThing.Clipper, which is a member of the FTSE All-Share index, has grown at an impressive rate in recent years and its prospects, in a post-Covid-19 world, look exciting.Earlier this year, chairman Steve Parkin said the business is “exceptionally well-placed” to benefit from the continuing migration to online retailing. Meanwhile, in its latest trading update, the company said: “The Board is confident about Clipper’s prospects for the new full financial year. It expects the Company to benefit from evolving trends in the retail sector, as Covid-19 accelerates the shift to online retail.”Although Clipper shares have had a good run over the last few months, they’re still valued attractively. Currently, the forward-looking P/E ratio is about 16. I see the stock as a ‘buy’ right now. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images center_img 3 FTSE shares I think will do well in a post-Covid-19 world Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.last_img read more

17 Jun

UP48 House. The shelter / Viraje arquitectura

first_img “COPY” Save this picture!© Germán Cabo+ 27Curated by Clara Ott Share Manufacturers: BANDALUX, Arkoslight, Inalco, Keraben, TEJAS BORJA, Tres, A Mano Alzada, Bosch, Nuovvo, Onix Mosaico, Rocal, Salgar Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description CopyHouses•Mallorca, Spain UP48 House. The shelter / Viraje arquitectura ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957559/up48-house-the-shelter-ubiko Clipboard Products used in this ProjectBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXRoller Shades – Premium SystemsCity:MallorcaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Germán CaboText description provided by the architects. In a vast area of extensive agricultural fields, with the views of the Tramuntana as a backdrop, a house conceived as a refuge is born. In a scarcely shaded plot, we find a haven to shelter from the sun and the wind. A place where everything is in order. A space where architecture emphasizes and values the land where it is implanted.Save this picture!© Germán CaboSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Germán CaboThe project takes place in the municipality of Sa Pobla, one of Mallorca’s rural areas. The rural connotations highlight the character of the project from its conception.Save this picture!© Germán CaboSave this picture!© Germán CaboThe house is set up in an extensive agricultural plot, joining a set of agricultural plots in which the buildings appear dotted in the landscape.Save this picture!© Germán CaboFrom the very beginning, the character of the place has become a trademark of the project’s development, both in its morphology and in its materiality. Concrete walls that operate as a fortress, and that are fused through artisan work. The duality between innovation and tradition has been a key point in the project proposal.The project is understood as a covering that folds and extrudes longitudinally, forming the different spaces of the house beneath, covered porches and patios that fuse the interior and exterior at all times and that frame and focus on the views of the surrounding fields and of the Sierra Tramuntana.Save this picture!© Germán CaboThe façade is opaque and forceful. Ceramic is used as an excuse to connect the house with the place and with the rural architecture. In a controlled way, the interior is displayed to the exterior through a full-height ceramic lattice. It is this ceramic element that welcomes the user and nuances the interiors of the access porch with its lights and shadows.Save this picture!© Germán CaboThe reddish, clayey soils, together with the vernacular architecture of the area, were key elements that led to propose raw ceramic elements for the resulting look and feel of the project. The aim is to allow that ceramic to acquire the patina of time over the years, to let lichens and molds act on it, further merging it with its habitat, and rooting the building to the ground.Save this picture!© Germán CaboSave this picture!© Germán CaboA connection between the inside and the outside is achieved through the spatial continuity of the ceilings that repeat the sloping planes of the roof throughout the project, providing personality to each of the rooms. These roofs merge interior spaces with a series of patios, and the porches connect the house with the exterior. A more contemporary character is achieved in the interior by choosing materials and colors in shades of gray, thereby departing a bit from the rural aspect.Save this picture!© Germán CaboSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Germán CaboThis further emphasizes a duality between tradition and innovation that has been pursued from the very start. It is therefore a project mainly envisioned from the location, conceived with a strong connection to it. It is a refuge to enjoy and breathe in an environment as characteristic and peculiar as are the rural surroundings of Mallorca.Save this picture!© Germán CaboProject gallerySee allShow lessRecreation Center Morel de Vindé / SCHÉMAASelected ProjectsRIBA launches international design competition for a new Mosque near Preston, Lancas…Built Projects & Masterplans Share Architects: Viraje arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957559/up48-house-the-shelter-ubiko Clipboard UP48 House. The shelter / Viraje arquitecturaSave this projectSaveUP48 House. The shelter / Viraje arquitectura Projects Year:  Area:  5070 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2020 Spain Houses Photographs Photographs:  Germán Cabo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” CopyAbout this officeViraje arquitecturaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesValenciamallorcaOn FacebookSpainPublished on March 02, 2021Cite: “UP48 House. The shelter / Viraje arquitectura” [Vivienda UP48. El Refugio / Viraje arquitectura] 02 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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16 Jun

New US resource for non-profit researchers

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  14 total views,  1 views today 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. The Aspen Institute’s Nonprofit Sector Research Fund (NSRF) has launched a new online resource to serve non-profit practitioners, scholars, policy makers, donors, journalists, consultants, and others interested in the non-profit sector and philanthropy. The Web site features easy access to research findings from the broad range of studies supported by the Fund since 1991. New US resource for non-profit researchers Howard Lake | 22 May 2000 | News read more

16 Jun

Third birthday campaign launched for Bono

Howard Lake | 24 March 2005 | 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. Donations from the two previous campaigns have totalled over $25,000 and have been used by the NGO Africare to fund well projects throughout Uganda. Third birthday campaign launched for Bono Tagged with: Digital Recruitment / people  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fans of U2’s frontman Bono have launched their third annual fundraising campaign to celebrate his 10th May birthday.The African Well Fund on the issue of clean water access within the African continent, inspired by Bono’s political activism on this issue. The Fund will be appealing for funds from 27 March to 1 May. Fans who donate are invited to leave an online birthday message for Bono which will be presented to him on his birthday. Advertisement read more

14 Jun

AFBF, Others Urge Senate to Refrain from Disaster Bill

first_img By Gary Truitt – Sep 7, 2012 SHARE SHARE The American Farm Bureau Federation has urged Senate leaders to “refrain from supporting” any legislation resembling the House-passed disaster bill if such a measure is presented in the Senate. Supporting such a measure would detract from the larger mission of passing a long-term farm bill. In a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), AFBF and a dozen other national agriculture organizations said that passing the House disaster bill as a quick fix would do more harm than good to farmers and ranchers. “This is something our groups do not support,” the letter stated. “We strongly urge you to refrain from this as we fear that passage of a bill similar to the House bill could result in further delays in completing a full five-year farm bill.”According to the group, in comparison to a disaster bill, completing a five-year farm bill would deliver assistance to eligible livestock producers nearly as quickly and would put into place certainty for future years, and it is paid for in both the House and Senate versions. This highlights the House disaster bill’s $600 million price tag, which clearly would impact funding available for long-term agriculture needs.The group urged the Senate leaders to reach agreement on a new farm bill before the current program expires on Sept. 30. The House Agriculture Committee’s bill, coupled with the Senate bill passed in June, would provide much needed disaster relief with long-term benefits.  “Both the Senate and the House Agriculture Committees have produced reform-minded, bipartisan bills that address many of the core principles we believe are important, such as strengthening crop insurance as a reliable risk management tool,” concluded the letter. “We remain committed to attempting to pass a five-year farm bill as soon as possible, including the long-term provisions it includes, which would help alleviate the emergency conditions we are seeing across the country.”The letter was also signed by the following groups: American Soybean Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Barley Growers Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Farmers Union, National Milk Producers Federation, National Sunflower Association, Northarvest Bean Growers Association, United Fresh Produce Association, U.S. Canola Association, USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council and Western Growers.Source:  AFBF AFBF, Others Urge Senate to Refrain from Disaster Bill Home Indiana Agriculture News AFBF, Others Urge Senate to Refrain from Disaster Bill Facebook Twitter Previous articleHigh Prices Will Stir South American Soybean ProductionNext articleIt Cost More to Farm This Year Gary Truitt Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

12 Jun

Alvaro Uribe settles scores with the press on air as new cases are filed against the ex head of state linked to “Dasgate”

first_img Reports News December 3, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Alvaro Uribe settles scores with the press on air as new cases are filed against the ex head of state linked to “Dasgate” Organisation RSF_en Some 40 people – including Radio Nizkor journalist Claudia Julieta Duque – on 30 November filed complaints against former president Alvaro Uribe linked to his alleged responsibility in the “Dasgate” illegal phone-tapping, threats and sabotage laid at the door of the intelligence services.Uribe is due to appear before a special congressional committee which will allow him to escape more serious legal consequences. This scandal that engulfed the Administration Department of Security (DAS) to which Reporters Without Borders devoted a mission report, has seen another new development with a case being brought, this time in Belgium on 29 November, by a score of organisations, including the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) and Oxfam Solidarity, and a number of individuals in connection with phone-tapping carried out in that country by Colombian intelligence. Reporters Without Borders offers its support to these plaintiffs and hopes that the Belgian justice system will be able to question the former president. We believe that the scale of the activities carried out by the DAS, calls for an international investigation. Former DAS director, María del Pilar Hurtado, the chief potential witness to the former head of state’s involvement in the corruption of this top intelligence service, has just conveniently obtained political asylum in Panama. While denying discussing her asylum request with her, Uribe himself confirmed that he advised his close associates to seek asylum abroad in a long interview he gave yesterday to RCN radio, to among other questioners, his former vice-president and journalist by profession, Francisco Santos !To hear the full interview in Spanish go to:http://www.rcnradio.com/audios/nacional/02-12-10/escuche-la-entrevista-c… The former head of state argued that there was a “lack of guarantees” on the part of Colombia’s highest judicial bodies – particularly the Supreme Court – to justify what appears to us as outright contempt on his part towards legal institutions. Uribe even dares to talk about “bankruptcy of the state of law and justice under media pressure”. He seized the chance to settle scores with journalist and media victims of the DAS scandal, repeating accusations that he made publicly while still in office. He said of Daniel Coronell, director of news programmes on the public news channel Canal Uno, who was several times forced into exile because of threats. “I never went looking for Daniel Coronell. I just had some differences with him that I expressed publicly”, said Uribe, playing it down in the RCN interview. Follow the news on Colombia News Help by sharing this information ColombiaAmericas 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies to go further Receive email alerts April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America May 13, 2021 Find out more To counterbalance the effect of the Panamanian exile of the former DAS director, Uribe cited the case of former Telesur journalist William Parra, who is facing a belated and dubious case for “collusion” with Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas. “This man seems to have fled to Venezuela”, said Uribe sarcastically. Parra does in fact live in Venezuela where he has obtained refugee status. Uribe also denied he had “gone after” Hollman Morris, producer of the programme Contravía (Contra-flow), who also sought exile several times. But the former president still did not let up in accusations against him of having “broken security rules” when covering the release of FARC hostages or having “falsely” accused his government of “pressure” to ensure that he did not get a visa for the United States.“Alvaro Uribe cannot hope to avoid questions about the DAS scandal and the political consequences of his democratic security policy by settling scores in this way. We would also point out that this kind of diatribe against the press during his double mandate were very often followed by threats, emanating from the paramilitaries or DAS, which drove journalists to seek exile abroad. The former president should answer before the courts and not by means of polemic via the media”, Reporters Without Borders said. Photo : AFP News ColombiaAmericas RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia October 21, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

26 May

Lodging Of Petitioners In Quarantine Centre To Avoid Spread Of Covid-19 Impact Is Not Illegal Confinement: Punjab & Haryana HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesLodging Of Petitioners In Quarantine Centre To Avoid Spread Of Covid-19 Impact Is Not Illegal Confinement: Punjab & Haryana HC [Read Order] Akshita Saxena1 May 2020 8:30 PMShare This – xThe Punjab and Haryana High Court has elucidated that a person kept in quarantine by the authorities due to the COVID-19 pandemic cannot be said to be in “illegal confinement/ detention”. The bench of Justice Lalit Batra thus dismissed a Habeas Corpus petition filed for release of two residents of Assam and Bihar respectively, who had been quarantined by the authorities in Haryana,…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 Punjab and Haryana High Court has elucidated that a person kept in quarantine by the authorities due to the COVID-19 pandemic cannot be said to be in “illegal confinement/ detention”. The bench of Justice Lalit Batra thus dismissed a Habeas Corpus petition filed for release of two residents of Assam and Bihar respectively, who had been quarantined by the authorities in Haryana, as “not maintainable”. It held, “quarantining them [Petitioners] for the time being cannot be termed to be illegal confinement/detention at any stretch of imagination and as such instant petition is not maintainable.” The Petitioners were apprehended by the Haryana Police from a Mosque in Palwal District along with several Bangladeshi Nationals belonging to Tablighi Jammat. Accordingly, they were booked by the Haryana Police under relevant provisions of the IPC, the Foreigners Act, the Disaster Management Act and the Epidemic Diseases Act. The Petitioners had moved the High Court in a Habeas Corpus petition stating that since they had been granted bail in the above case, their confinement in Quarantine Centre amounts to illegal custody/detention. The primary argument raised by the Petitioners was that they were found to be Covid negative and as such they were entitled to be released forthwith. However, on being informed by the State Counsel that the Petitioners had been quarantined after obtaining opinion of Medical Authorities, the court declined to interfere in the matter and held as follows, “after having sought report from Medical Authorities and especially the fact that petitioners are residents of States of Assam and Bihar, the fact that due to impact of Covid-19, entire country is under lockdown and there is no transport facility and further the fact that Quarantine Centre “Mewat Model School, Hathin” is one of the hotspots (Red Zone), therefore, in view of safety and health aspects of petitioners and to avoid spread of Covid-19 impact, lodging of petitioners for the time being in Quarantine Centre cannot be said to be illegal confinement/ detention.” The bench went on to state that lodging of people in quarantine homes for their own safety could not, by any stretch of imagination, be said to be illegal. “The main object of above said venture at the instance of Government of India as well as State Governments is to protect the life of each and every persons living in this Country from the impact of Covid-19,” it remarked. The bench added, “Basic steps initiated by the Government of India and State Governments to curb the impact of Covid-19 are meant for service to the humanity and as such petitioners though released on bail in case FIR No.95 dated 02.04.2020, as detailed above, being residents of outer States (Assam and Bihar) have been rightly kept in Quarantine Centre “Mewat Model School, Hathin” during nationwide lockdown with facilities of boarding, lodging and medical and that too at the expense of State Exchequer. As a sequel to above, instant petition though given the nomenclature of Habeas Corpus, is not maintainable and is dismissed as such.” Case Details: Case Title: Mustak Hussain & Anr. v. State of Haryana & Ors. Case No.: CRWP No. 3023/2020 Quorum: Justice Lalit Batra Appearance: Advocate Rajesh Lamba (for Petitioner); Additional Advocate General Deepak Sabherwal (for State) Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

25 May

Breaking: fire crew attending small fire at Letterkenny University Hospital

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp By News Highland – October 19, 2017 Twitter Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Breaking: fire crew attending small fire at Letterkenny University Hospital Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Homepage BannerNews Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleExclusive: Some Inishowen flood victims already affected by MicaNext articleUrgent clarity sought over Donegal LIS scheme allocation News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Google+ The fire service is currently attending the scene of what’s understood to be a small fire at Letterkenny University Hospital.The alarm was raised at around 10am this morning.An appliance rushed to the hospital and the fire crew is currently dealing with the incident on the orthopaedic ward.It’s understood that it has been contained in that area with no reports of any injuries.More as we have it. WhatsApplast_img read more