Interest rate frozen at 0.5pc

first_img whatsapp Interest rate frozen at 0.5pc Thursday 9 September 2010 7:04 am John Dunne by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity 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.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Show Comments ▼center_img whatsapp The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has siad it will keep the UK interest rates on hold at the historically low level of 0.5 per cent for the 19th consecutive month.Meanwhile the quantitative easing programme also remained on hold. Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Sindhu advises to #ShedTheWait of responsibilities in PNB MetLife TVC

first_imgSportBadmintonSports BusinessBrandsLatest Sports NewsNewsSportstars Cricket PV Sindhu, India’s iconic female brand ambassador, is spreading a message to #ShedtheWait of responsibilities to lead a healthy life.The new TVC by PNB MetLife, featuring Sindhu, points that how panning and securing future can help #ShedTheWait of responsibilities to lead a healthy and happy life. The campaign suggests people to not let the worries about future responsibilities become a burden on life now. Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – February 9, 2019 Cricket WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Facebook Twitter Latest Sports News WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start Cricket TAGS#ShedTheWaitPNB MetLifePNB MetLife TVCPV SindhuPV Sindhu BrandsPV Sindhu TVC SHARE BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Sindhu advises to #ShedTheWait of responsibilities in PNB MetLife TVC Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Football WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa lose early wickets; SA 50/3 (16.4 ov)- Follow Live Updates Cricket PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Cricket Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri’s brace keep Switzerland hopes alive; Turkey face exit from Euros Previous articleRonnie Screwvala’s company bags rights for Sania Mirza biopicNext articleSRMB Steel ambassador Dhoni plays lead in new TVC Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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Her commitment on and off the court is commendable. From bagging world titles and Olympic medals for the country to advocating a positive change, P V Sindhu has made a difference to the community at large. She represents the spirit of perseverance, discipline, and determination – the qualities which PNB MetLife believes in. Along with driving our commitment to serve the society at large, we felt that P V Sindhu is the perfect personality to bring out the essence of this campaign.”<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>The same idea will also be inculcated across the Company’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiative – ‘Damini’. Here, Sindhu will empower girls at every stage of their journey in becoming a woman. She also endorses PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship to nurture talent at the grassroots level. The event focusses on children in the age group of 7 to 17 years, states a report by exchange4media.PNB MetLife last month has announce the Rio Olympic Games silver medallist as it brand icon.Also read: PNB MetLife introduces Sindhu as brand ambassadorSaina, Sindhu turn show stoppers at India Fashion Week Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham but Kiwis on top; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs WTC Final Live: Virat Kohli continues century drought as Kyle Jamieson wins IPL team rivalrylast_img read more

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Produce Buying Company Limited (PBC.gh) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgProduce Buying Company Limited (PBC.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Produce Buying Company Limited (PBC.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Produce Buying Company Limited (PBC.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Produce Buying Company Limited (PBC.gh)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileProduce Buying Company Limited (PBC) is a licensed buying company for cocoa. The company is one of the biggest dealers in cocoa, sheanut and other cash crops in West Africa sub-regions. PBC Ltd buys high quality cocoa beans and sheanuts from farmers, prepares and stores the stock in purpose-built warehouses and delivers graded and sealed stock to designated collection points at Take Over Centres. The stock is inspected, graded and sealed by the Ghana Cocoa Board’s Quality Control Department. The cocoa buying company operates in an environment of stiff competition from other licensed buying companies but has remained the highest cocoa purchaser for COCOBOD with a market share of about 30%. PBC Ltd has established alliances with other international cocoa trading companies to roll out schemes to increase the yield and acreage of cocoa among rural farmers and improve their livelihoods. Produce Buying Company Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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easyJet shares have soared 70% over the last month. Is it the perfect time to buy?

first_img Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Stuart Blair | Thursday, 17th December, 2020 | More on: EZJ Stuart Blair owns shares in Pfizer. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar easyJet shares have soared 70% over the last month. Is it the perfect time to buy? Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The easyJet (LSE: EZJ) share price has been extremely turbulent since March. In fact, it’s hit highs of over 900p, while also falling to lows of around 450p. The last month has been extremely positive for the stock though, with the share price rising 70% to 850p. This has been spurred on by the roll out of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. The success of other vaccines has provided further hope for the airline stock. Nevertheless, while this news is certainly very positive, problems still abound. These include the potential impacts of a no-deal Brexit and the travel restrictions that remain in place due to the pandemic.What problems does the airline face?Investors who bought easyJet shares at the start of the year would currently have lost around 44% of their investment. Considering the dramatic impacts of the pandemic, this is not at all surprising. For example, the company reported an annual loss of £1.27bn and were forced to raise capital through a share placing in June. Due to the slump in demand, it has also had to cut staff and scale back its operations.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…Brexit will also affect the low-cost airline, especially if the UK crash out without a deal. Fortunately, the EU has published a contingency plan that will allow air carriers to continue flights for up to six months. Nevertheless, six months is not a long time, and in the event of a no-deal Brexit, easyJet will have to apply for and receive new flight rights. This could lead to significant disruption for the airline and may place a strain on the easyJet share price.Can it overcome these problems?Due to the news of the vaccine, I am more optimistic about easyJet’s future than I was a month ago. For example, there are recent reports that the company has seen a 200% increase in booking searches over the Christmas period. This demonstrates that demand is starting to return. If the vaccine can be successfully rolled out before summer 2021, I believe it could return to profitability next year. As such, it seems that there is significant upside potential with easyJet shares.In terms of Brexit, the company also looks fairly well prepared. In fact, in July 2017, the airline established easyJet Europe to help deal with the uncertainty. Last year, the chairman stated that it was “operationally well prepared”. Such preparation means that I believe the company can overcome the problems posed by a potential no-deal Brexit.Would I buy easyJet shares?Considering the share dilution which took place in the summer, I cannot see the easyJet share price returning to its former levels any time soon. The fact that so many travel restrictions still remain in place also demonstrates the problems the company still faces. As such, I believe that its recent 70% rise was slightly too optimistic. This means that I’m leaving easyJet shares on the shelf for now. Saying this, after the impacts of both Brexit and the vaccine can be fully considered, I may reconsider my position.center_img Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Stuart Blair Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images last_img read more

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DL House / DP+HS Architects

first_img Photographs Save this picture!© Don Pieto+ 33Curated by Fernanda Castro Share 2017 Area:  680 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily CopyHouses•Indonesia Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899790/dl-house-dp-plus-hs-architects Clipboard “COPY” Manufacturers: Dulux, Saint-Gobain, Toto, YKK AP, Acor, Dekson, Milan Ecowood, Roman Ceramics, SK Kaken Don Pieto, Henny Suwardi Houses Lead Architects: Indonesia Photographs:  Don Pieto Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project DL House / DP+HS ArchitectsSave this projectSaveDL House / DP+HS Architects Structural Engineer:Anwar Susanto, Cipta SuksesCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Don PietoText description provided by the architects. This house is located in a residential area in Jakarta, Indonesia. It occupies a 337,5 sqm plot of land. In contrast to the houses surrounding this project, which mostly adapted to Mediterranean style, this house is an attempt by Don Pieto & Henny Suwardi of DP+HS Architects to represent the younger generation’s taste which more keen into the natural and tropical modern atmosphere.Save this picture!© Don PietoThe brief was quite simple: a house for a young couple with a master bedroom and other bedrooms for children in the future and for visiting parents/in-laws. The client didn’t relish the idea of ‘closed space’, and they were clearly wanted a space where inside and outside blended together, a kind of livable open spaces.Save this picture!© Don PietoThe basic idea was to create a space where they can celebrate living in natural ambience, but still be able to enjoy ample contemporary amenities.Save this picture!Section ASave this picture!Section CThe strategy is to divide the program of the house into three levels, the 1st level includes a garage and service area, the living spaces were being elevated to the 2nd level to be more exposed, more open, and in line with the basic purposes of a living space. The 3rd level includes a master bedroom and children’s bedrooms, alongside a small upper living room. Our attempt is to recreate the feeling and sense of natural atmosphere into livable space. We translate the natural dynamics of nature into more predictable outcome. We want to smell plants, we want to hear water drops, we want to let people step into the threshold of cold stone and warm timber, we need to feel the wind breeze, we want to be under the shady sunlight, we want to evoke the senses, we try to recreate the feelings and memories of being with important people under the trees; while still consider the compactness of young couple’s everyday lives.Save this picture!© Don PietoWe arrange an unobstructed living space with a large void to emphasize openness, leading to visual and verbal connection between spaces and activities, both horizontally and vertically. The void serves as the light source for the entire inner part of the house, with laminated glass skylight plus double layer screens to protect from direct sunlight and create different shadow pattern throughout the day, while help setting up the mood. The shallow pond around the ‘living island’ combines with the void for cross ventilation system help lowering the house temperature during the day.Save this picture!© Don PietoThe color palette of this house is pretty straightforward, natural earth colors combined with strong black color dominates the façade, while the interior part uses monochrome colors to help emphasize the different colors and textures of the plants and interior fixtures.Save this picture!© Don PietoProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Regimented House / LIJO RENY architectsSelected ProjectsBent dan Light / BK Interior Design & Architectural PlanningSelected Projects Share DL House / DP+HS Architects Year:  “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899790/dl-house-dp-plus-hs-architects Clipboard Architects: DP+HS Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeDP+HS ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesIndonesiaPublished on August 10, 2018Cite: “DL House / DP+HS Architects” 09 Aug 2018. 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Homescape House / MXarchitecture

first_img Photographs CopyHouses•Corfu, Greece Save this picture!© Elias Handelis+ 28Curated by Paula Pintos Share Homescape House / MXarchitectureSave this projectSaveHomescape House / MXarchitecture Homescape House / MXarchitecture Greece “COPY” “COPY” Architects: MXarchitecture Area Area of this architecture project 2019 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/938247/homescape-house-mxarchitecture Clipboardcenter_img Area:  595 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Projects Houses ArchDaily Manufacturers: AkzoNobel, Alumil, Caneplex, Waterworks, Aerogrammi, Autrement Metal, Ipo skian, Marmodom, Opitome, Sab International, Salinox, Viotal AVEE IoanninaArchitect In Charge:Emmanuel ChoupisProject Manager:Romain Rozan-GebhardLandscape Architect:Jennifer Gay, Piers GoldsonEngineering And Works Supervision:Christos SimonisFluids And Confort:Yannis TsotsonisCity:CorfuCountry:GreeceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Elias HandelisRecommended ProductsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsiGuzziniLight Effects – TrickWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridText description provided by the architects. The west side of the island topography is characterized by irregular sharpen slopes dominating the Adriatic see. The landscape is covered with typical vegetation of the rainiest Greek region. The one-hectare plot is situated at a high-level plateau, distant about 400 meters from the coast. It is modeled with artificial levels delimited by raw stone low walls, cultivated once with fruit and olive trees. The main sensation is that of a rich natural environment in which human interventions empowered the spirit of the place.Save this picture!© Elias HandelisSave this picture!Floor plan level 0Save this picture!© Elias HandelisIncorporate. The project seeks to define the most accurate inscription of a contemporary building in an authentic environment and virgin site. It aims at the creation of a smooth and permeable relationship where nature and habitat go through and reveal each other.Save this picture!© Elias HandelisMost uses are all sheltered on a single floor plan at the highest isometric level of the plot, halfway within and beyond the existing ground topography, unfolded towards the see via a planted slab.  The main common space is deployed on the western side of the plateau framing the multiple location’s views: the steepness of the slopes, a suspended village, a tiny island, and the horizon’s infinity. More intimate living spaces are satellized at the periphery in various prisms emerging from the artifact soil. Serving premises are cave-dwelled on the eastern mountainside and an underground level. Its southern extension to accommodate an independent residence meets the owner’s wish to regularly invite artists for in-situ works production. The continuous three-dimensional loop design of pedestrian flows prefigures the public use of this private place as a temporary or permanent exhibition medium.Save this picture!© Elias HandelisSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Elias HandelisImplement – “mettre en oeuvre”. The structural components define full and voids relationship, openings being oriented towards the sunlight path allowing the mineral floor or stone-walls mass inertia to act as a natural “heating-cooling tank” following the day-night course. Two patios, one mineral and one natural consolidate multisided ventilation and natural comfort for every inhabitable space, ensuring their natural lighting. The building’s recess setting also explores planted soil continuity, from natural to artificial. All green roofs participate, beyond thermal insulation, to rainwater absorption and multi-purpose recycling: fire extinction pool and water tanks storage, dry weather irrigation system, non-potable water uses.Save this picture!© Elias HandelisThat major natural cycle is highlighted by a glass-channel, the main rainwater flow collector as a luminous gap across the house. That void may also be understood as a metaphor of the area’s seismic risks which required an earthquake-resistant construction generating structure’s profiles thickness and assembly modes, capable to ensure three-dimensional deformations. The project’s materiality has been defined as a combination in favor of natural, elastic, and local materials: raw wood, red, white and black stone, marble, lacquered aluminum.Save this picture!© Elias HandelisLast. This proposal considers sustainability as a matrix of architectural conception. The clarity of an extendable pattern establishes long term transformation potential as well as uses multiplicity. Mass and voids distribution contributes to comfort systems founded on natural resources and their recycling. Construction with local and natural materials minimizes ecological impact and reinforces the building’s association to its site. It is that form of association, lasting, exhaustive and inclusive that we named «homescape».Save this picture!© Elias HandelisProject gallerySee allShow lessNuwa House / Z_LabSelected ProjectsSangam Elementary School / SferaBlu ArchitectsSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/938247/homescape-house-mxarchitecture Clipboard Photographs:  Elias Handelis Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMXarchitectureOfficeFollowProductStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCorfuOn FacebookGreecePublished on April 24, 2020Cite: “Homescape House / MXarchitecture” 24 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Symposium to tackle charity clothing collections fraud

first_imgA symposium next week convened by the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) and Institute of Fundraising (IoF) will bring together key organisations in charity goods collections to discuss how to tackle the recent increase of bogus clothing collections.The Charity Clothing Collections Symposium, which takes place on 14 September in central London, is aimed at any charity, commercial participator or supplier involved in charity goods collections. Delegates will learn what can be done to minimise future theft, how to implement the standards set out in the new House to House collections Code and how to help supporters recognise legitimate collections.Theft and fraudulent collections are believed to cost charities up to £15 million a year.The event features presentations from the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, Trading Standards Institute, National Association of Licensing and Enforcement Officers, Charity Retail Association, ClothesAid, Fundraising Standards Board and Institute of Fundraising, and from a number of charities.Nick Hurd MP will deliver a keynote speech.Alistair McLean, Chief Executive of the self-regulatory body for fundraising, the Fundraising Standards Board, said: “Complaints about bogus goods collections have increased by 100% over the past year as supporters query suspicious collections and express their confusion about which collections are legitimate… The impact of a loss of confidence in such an important fundraising method is significant and we need to do everything we can to re-establish trust, helping supporters distinguish between bogus and legitimate collections.”Louise Richards, Director of Policy and Campaigns at the Institute of Fundraising, added: “We’re seeing an increased number of bogus collections around the UK, and it’s up to the charity sector to reassure the public that it’s still safe to give to charity in this way”.The Charity Clothing Collections Symposium takes place on 14 September 2011 from 10.00 to 16.15 at The Emmanuel Centre, 9-23 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 3DW and costs £35 per person (inclusive of VAT).www.frsb.org.uk/english/news/events-2/clothes-collection-symposium/ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 September 2011 | News  40 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Symposium to tackle charity clothing collections fraud 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. Tagged with: Donated goods Fundraising Standards Board Institute of Fundraising Law / policy Tradinglast_img read more

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Another link in the chain of mass incarceration

first_imgPascual CarpenterPhoto: Joe FriendlyIn September 1990 — two weeks after the wrongful conviction of three defendants in the rape of a jogger in New York City’s Central Park — another group of teens was involved in a crime that received similarly intense media focus and racist depictions. Brian Watkins, a tourist from Utah visiting New York to attend the U.S. Tennis Open, was killed in the subway during a spur-of-the-moment robbery gone horribly wrong.Eight youths, all 18 years old, were indicted. Only one wielded the knife that killed Watkins, but all were charged with murder.What made the murder charge possible is the felony-murder rule, which is triggered when a death occurs during the commission of a crime such as rape, robbery, kidnapping, burglary or other violent felony. The death could be that of the victim, such as Watkins, or a co-defendant, a bystander, a police officer or a person killed during a getaway. Felony-murder originated under early English Common Law and was abandoned by Great Britain in 1957. However, felony-murder laws exist in all but three states in the U.S.Many people charged under the law are shocked to learn that even though they didn’t anticipate, plan, cause the death or even have a weapon, they are still charged with second-degree murder.“My lawyer,” said Louise Pitcher, who served 25 years as a non-lethal defendant convicted of murder, “I had to keep calling him and have him explain to me, because I said I didn’t kill anybody. What are you talking about?”First-degree felony-murder charges stem from the death of a person in law enforcement.“I’ve always been skeptical of the fairness of the felony-murder rule,” says former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark. “It’s a prosecutor’s tool. It fails to demand discriminating fact finding by the jury. You’re supposed to be presumed innocent, obviously, until proven guilty. In a gang scene with the charge of felony-murder you almost have a standard of guilt by association.”“It’s fundamental to American law that an intentional act is punished differently than an unintentional act, and yet the felony-murder rule undermines that,” says Alan Rosenthal, counsel for the Center for Community Alternatives. “The intent of one person is transferred to the other. A person’s bad intent, to commit a non-violent felony perhaps, is sufficient to create the culpability that is equivalent to an intentional act; that’s a legal fiction.”In the case of the Watkins homicide, Pascual Carpenter, the subject of the recent documentary “23 Reasons Why 23 Years Is Enough,” was an unarmed lookout for the robbery. He was not in the immediate vicinity of the crime and never anticipated or aided in the fatal act, yet he was found guilty of felony-murder and sentenced to 25 years to life. He is still incarcerated but is seeking clemency, a commutation of his sentence.According to the FBI, about 16 percent of all homicides occur during felonies, though it is not known how many of those murders lead to felony-murder convictions of nonlethal defendants.“The majority of states still cling to felony-murder because it is an important and easy prosecutorial tool, no matter how strong the criticism and unfair the outcomes that it creates,” says Rosenthal.“It’s easier to convict someone of felony-murder than it is manslaughter,” said Carpenter. “It’s easier to convict someone of felony-murder than it is in a wrongful death suit.”The film can be viewed at 23ReasonsFilm.com.Sinnott is director of the documentary “23 Reasons Why 23 Years Is Enough.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Hu Jia allowed visit by family, surveillance of home stepped up

first_img Organisation China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison June 2, 2021 Find out more March 12, 2021 Find out more RSF_en ChinaAsia – Pacific ChinaAsia – Pacific February 20, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Hu Jia allowed visit by family, surveillance of home stepped up China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures April 27, 2021 Find out more to go furthercenter_img News Receive email alerts After imprisoned human rights activist Hu Jia was formally charged on 29 January, police stepped up surveillance of the home he shares with his wife in a Beijing apartment building. The police took over an apartment (No. 552) near the couple’s apartment (No. 542) and three security cameras were installed in the grounds of the complex. Between four and eight policemen continue to be stationed permanently at the entrance to the building.Hu received a visit from his lawyer Li Jinsong in prison on 4 February. The lawyer said Hu showed no sign of being mistreated. His three cell-mates are non-political detainees.Hu’s parents and his wife, Zeng Jinyan, were able to visit him on 10 February, but Zeng was not allowed to take their baby daughter. Several prison guards monitored the meeting. Zeng said Jia appeared “tired and stressed.” The prison has given him the medicine he needs.Zeng has received permission to leave the apartment three times in the past two weeks. On two of these occasions, she took the baby to see a doctor. Each time she went out, neighbours said they saw policemen enter the apartment.On 11 February, Zeng recovered several items previously confiscated by the police, including her mobile phone.— January 31stReporters Without Borders said today it was outraged by the charge of “inciting subversion of state power” made against dissident Hu Jia, who has been held secretly in Beijing for more than a month.His family was notified in writing on 29 January by the prosecutor’s office that Hu Jia, who is suffering from liver disease, was to be put on trial. He risks a harsh prison sentence.“Are the authorities in Beijing so deaf that they have not heard the appeals for clemency for Hu Jia, from China and the rest of the world?” the worldwide press freedom organisation asked.“This charge is an insult to the diplomatic efforts of many countries who have expressed their views following the arrest of this free expression activist, six months ahead of the Olympic Games,” it added.A spokesperson for Chinese Human Rights Defenders confirmed to Reporters Without Borders that Hu Jia’s family had been told about the charge on 30 January, just two days before the end of the legal time limit for being held in custody.Hu Jia is still held secretly in Beijing. His lawyers have not been allowed to visit him and have been followed by the political police wherever they go.Hu’s wife, Zeng Jinyan, and their two-month-old daughter are still under house arrest in the capital – making the baby girl effectively the world’s youngest political prisoner.First the European Parliament, but also the United States and the European Commission have all appealed to the Chinese authorities on behalf of Hu Jia.Sign the petition: http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=25197 News Follow the news on China News News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Help by sharing this information last_img read more

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Teens threatened by armed gang in Strabane

first_imgNews Google+ Teens threatened by armed gang in Strabane Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny The Chairperson of Strabane District Council has expressed concern at reports of a group of young people being threatened by four masked men, at least of one of whom was apparently armed.Police say just before midnight on Saturday, the men approached the group at a play area in the Ballycoleman Estate.One of the men pointed what appeared to be handgun into the air, and the teenagers were told to get out of the area.No shots were fired. Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Facebook By News Highland – September 12, 2011 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Twitter NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleAA poll shows37% of Donegal people would confront an intruder in their home burglarNext articlePringle will not support Norris if he seeks to re-enter presidential race News Highland last_img read more

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