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So 35,000 job cuts may sound like a lot, but when you look at it from a relative level, the natural turnover of staff would account for some of this number, in a usual year anyway.Secondly, the job cuts are part of a wider strategy to cut down the size of the bank, getting rid of unprofitable areas and allowing it to become leaner and more nimble. Areas to be trimmed down include the US retail banking arm, operations, and the investment bank. Bar the investment bank, most of the other areas can be replaced with technology.I wrote a piece recently on the value I see in another bank, Lloyds, due to the push towards digital and technology generally. The move by HSBC mirrors this, and so while in the short term it will be bad for those losing their jobs and the share price will take a hit, it should all benefit the business in the longer term by helping it move with the times.The streamlining will also ultimately allow the business to become more profitable, with the bank targeting £3.5bn worth of cuts over the next two years.Reason for concernDespite all these positive thoughts, there is still a strong reason why the share price fall this week simply continued a fall that has been happening for much of the past year. HSBC as it currently stands is very concentrated on one key region, even with its global operations. Some 50% of revenues and 90% of profits come from Asia. 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Fe, promoción social y liderazgo: un adiestramiento de inmersión para jóvenes adultos. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Andrea Bardelmeier, la representante de la Iglesia Episcopal, es la tercera de izquierda a derecha. En primera fila al centro está Jason Sierra, funcionario encargado de liderazgo y vocaciones de jóvenes adultos en la Iglesia Episcopal.[Episcopal News Service] Hace dos años, Andrea Bardelmeier asistió a la reunión de la Comisión de Naciones Unidas sobre la Condición de la Mujer (UNCSW) con un grupo de otros jóvenes adultos episcopales. “Esa fue de las experiencias que te cambian la vida”, dice ella.En la actualidad, como líder de un ministerio ecuménico y multirreligioso en la Universidad de Xavier, en Cincinnati, ella está pasando esta semana a otra experiencia de “inmersión” mediante el Instituto Episcopal de Liderazgo, que esta vez se concentra en el Ministerio Episcopal de Migración.El instituto es una iniciativa de la Oficina del Ministerio Universitario de Jóvenes Adultos de la Iglesia que comenzó oficialmente el año pasado a partir de los programas de jóvenes adultos de la UNCSW que la Iglesia puso en marcha en 2009. “Consiste básicamente en conectar a jóvenes adultos con el liderazgo de nuestras redes para ver realmente cómo podemos infundirles a éstas un nuevo liderazgo y ayudar a los jóvenes adultos a tener acceso a una mayor escala del quehacer que cada uno realiza”, dijo Jason Stewart Sierra, encargado de liderazgo y vocaciones de jóvenes adultos.El instituto se concentra en cuatro componentes, comenzando con experiencias de inmersión a corto plazo donde pequeños grupos de jóvenes adultos —de 18 a 30 años de edad— asisten a una reunión de la iglesia donde se debate un tema de promoción o defensa social. La primera de tales experiencias tuvo lugar en 2009, cuando 10 mujeres jóvenes pasaron una semana en la UNCSW. “Esa fue una oportunidad para ellas de ver a gran escala cómo las mujeres estaban organizándose en torno a [los temas de] justicia de género y derechos femeninos y ver cómo la Iglesia Episcopal tomaba parte en eso”, dijo Sierra.Entre los programas posteriores se incluyeron uno con Iglesia para la Paz en el Medio Oriente, que incluía adiestramiento en promoción social con la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales de la Iglesia Episcopal, y una experiencia de inmersión en [un programa de] eco-justicia, que tuvo lugar en Seattle para 20 jóvenes adultos. Hasta la fecha, 73 jóvenes adultos de al menos 41 diócesis han participado en programas del instituto, incluidas las visitas a la UNCSW.“La segunda parte se concentra en la formación de la identidad episcopal, de manera que empezamos y concluimos cada día con un oficio”, dijo Sierra. Allí exploran la política episcopal, “de manera que las personas tengan una comprensión más plena de cómo se inserta esta obra de promoción social en la totalidad de nuestra estructura”.En tercer lugar, los participantes tienen la oportunidad de ser instruidos por expertos en la materia, “no simplemente observar a distancia”, agregó Sierra. “Intentamos llevarlos realmente hasta [el punto] donde la conversación es vital, , de manera que no estamos para nada sobreprotegiéndolos en el trabajo, sino haciendo que tengan acceso directamente a los líderes de nuestra Iglesia donde el quehacer es realmente dinámico… Con la Paz en el Medio Oriente, tuvieron la oportunidad de ir directamente al Capitolio y acercarse a todos estos líderes que han estado ocupándose de este problema durante mucho tiempo”.Finalmente, agregó él. “tratamos de hacerles partícipes en la preparación del desarrollo del liderazgo”. Esto significa fomentar las destrezas en el terreno de la presentación y las comunicaciones, así como en la promoción o defensa social, “de manera que puedan comenzar a pensar de sí mismos como líderes de la fe, funcionen dentro de la Iglesia o no”.Los participantes deben escribir acerca de sus experiencias de inmersión para sus publicaciones diocesanas y hacer una presentación, “de manera que comiencen a ser vistos como líderes de la promoción social en sus comunidades de base”, apuntó Sierra. El instituto apoya a los participantes en la formación de comunidades que se mantendrán en contacto unas con otra, y que les vincularán a las redes de la Iglesia. “Nuestro papel es ayudarlas a establecer la conexión y prepararlas para hacer el trabajo”.La esperanza, agregó él, es que los jóvenes adultos comenzarán a trabajar en las redes existentes, en lugar de permanecer segregados.Esta semana, cuatro jóvenes adultos participantes del ministerio universitario se unieron a Sierra en la conferencia anual del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración (EMM) que tuvo lugar en Atlanta. Ellos dedicarán tiempo concentrados en cómo relacionar el ministerio universitario con el trabajo del EMM, explicó él, haciendo notar que ésta es la primera experiencia de inmersión que atrajo pocos solicitantes. “Tuvo algo de sorpresa”.“Eso es interesante”, dijo Bardelmeier, “porque creo que es realmente un problema de nuestro tiempo, y me pregunto dónde está la desconexión”.En Dayton, Ohio, hay una reunión de la Iglesia Episcopal sobre refugiados africanos, dijo ella.“Me encantaría hacer algo que trajera algunos de nuestros estudiantes africanos a Xavier para hacer alguna labor con refugiados”, dijo Bardelmeir, de 29 años, que es subdirectora del Centro pro Fe y Justicia Dorothy Day de la universidad.Dan Trudeau, director del programa de EMM para comunicaciones y desarrollo de medios de difusión, trabajó primero con refugiados a través de una agrupación de servicio de aprendizaje, en la Universidad de Michigan y participó en trabajo voluntario en un programa que ayuda a personas a la obtención de asilo.“Sé el poderoso impacto que una experiencia como esa puede tener a esa edad”, dijo. “Para mí fue realmente fascinante porque logré conocer a muchas personas de muchos países diferentes… Sirvió para abrirme los ojos”.En la conferencia de esta semana, añadió él, “nuestro plan es hacer que los jóvenes adultos que participen se relacionen directamente con el personal que tenemos en nuestra red afiliada y que realizan labores de extensión comunitaria para las iglesias”. Los participantes recibirán adiestramiento en técnicas de servicio comunitario a fin de crear conciencia y apoyo para el programa de reasentamiento de refugiados.“En verdad queremos crear la próxima generación de promotores y defensores de los refugiados en la Iglesia”, dijo Trudeau. “Espero que esta interacción de primera mano con nuestro personal local que labora en sus diócesis y comunidades realmente les de a estos jóvenes adultos un cuadro de todo lo que ocurre al recibir refugiados en Estados Unidos y una idea de cómo ellos pueden realmente contribuir a tener un impacto positivo en ese empeño”.Ashley Pagan, de 23 años, se graduó en diciembre de la Universidad de Arizona y se entero de la experiencia de inmersión del EMM a través del capellán universitario. El mudarse a Tucson y trabajar con inmigrantes había despertado su interés en los problemas de inmigración y refugiados, dijo. Ella trabaja regularmente de voluntaria en una cocina de beneficencia y un orfanato en Naco, México.“Estoy realmente entusiasmada, pero al mismo tiempo un poco nerviosa y asustada”, dijo antes de la conferencia. “Estoy segura de que será una semana de la que nunca me voy a olvidar”.El aspecto de la “inmersión” le atrajo, contó. “Definitivamente, prefiero eso a simplemente sentarme y oír hablar”.La primera experiencia de inmersión de Bardelmeier fue en la UNCSW 2010. “Conocí a mujeres de todas partes del mundo, que se enfrentan a muchas cosas”. Ella recordaba a una mujer de Turquía a quien habían expulsado de la universidad por usar un hijab. “Ella no pudo educarse por razón de su fe. Fue ese tipo de conversaciones las que caracterizaron toda la semana. Resultó muy impactante”.“Creo que el impacto perdurable ha sido las conexiones que hice con otras mujeres de la Iglesia Episcopal a través del país”, agregó. “En definitiva, es por eso que solicité participar en otra”.“Lo que me llevó a querer tomar parte en esta conferencia en particular es que mi cuñado es refugiado de Camboya”, agregó. “La Iglesia Cristiana Reformada lo trajo y lo reasentó en mi pueblo. Siento que eso, en alguna medida, ahora forma parte de mi historia”.“Creo que la Iglesia Episcopal es generosa en abrir el camino con el ministerio de la migración”, afirmó. “Yo quiero aprender más”.— Sharon Sheridan es corresponsal de ENS. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. 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Creative Shootout 2020 launches with Crisis UK as its Charity of the Year 272 total views, 5 views today 273 total views, 6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Tagged with: competition Creative Shootout 2020 has launched for its fifth year, with Crisis UK as its chosen charity.Agencies have until the end of Friday 29 November to submit an entry, in any format, via www.creativeshootout.com that in 60 seconds explains why their agency has the creative clout for Crisis. The competition is supported by associations including the IPA, CIPR, IAB UK and CMA.Eight finalist agency teams will be selected to compete in the live head-to-head Final at the new, bigger venue of Picturehouse Central in London, on Thursday 23 January 2020. The winner agency will walk away with a new client and £10,000.As with the 2019 Live Final, where Scottish agency Wire won with its ‘Am I Plastic Positive?’ campaign for A Plastic Planet, teams of four will be given a real brief on the day from Crisis and then have just four hours to come up with their campaign.They then pitch it on the stage at Picturehouse Central in ten minutes to an audience and industry-wide judging panel. The winning agency will be crowned live on stage that evening, and go on to work with Crisis to see their idea come to life in a bespoke project.Creative Shootout Founder Johnny Pitt commented:“As we celebrate our fifth year and our biggest yet, The Creative Shootout will do what’s it’s always done; champion the UK’s best creative talent in a real, live and yet supportive environment. We know homelessness is not inevitable, and the creative industry can make a real difference.”Matt Downie, MBE, Director of Policy and External Affairs at Crisis added: Advertisement “In 21st century Britain, nobody should be homeless. The homelessness crisis is one of the most urgent issues of our time. People shouldn’t be needlessly suffering life on the streets, waking up for work on sofas or be living for long periods in hostels and B&Bs. We know the brilliant creative industry can help.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Melanie May | 26 September 2019 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
RSF draws Kaye’s attention to the decline in media freedom in Japan since Shinzo Abe became prime minister again in December 2012. The Abe administration’s threats to media independence, the turnover in media personnel in recent months and the increase in self-censorship within leading media outlets are endangering the underpinnings of democracy in Japan. The latest disturbing sign of government pressure on the media is public TV broadcaster NHK’s dismissal of current affairs presenter Hiroko Kuniya, which has caused widespread dismay among journalists. She hosted “Close Up Gendai,” one of the few NHK programmes to contain investigative reporting and analysis. Her interview of chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga in July 2014 has been cited as one of the reasons for her contract’s termination last month. Other journalists have been the subjects of presumably forced departures. They include Shigetada Kishii, a Mainichi News journalist and anchor of the “News 23” programme on the TBS channel, who criticized the proposed security legislation at the end of last year, and Ichiro Furutachi, a well-known government critic who presented TV Asahi’s “Hodo Station” programme. “Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government seems to be taking less and less account of media freedom and the public’s right to information,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “The special rapporteur must raise the issue of government meddling in the editorial policies of Japan’s public broadcasting service. We also urge him to examine the legislative framework governing the media, the law on state secrets and the constitution, whose revision could pose an additional threat to media freedom.” The government has not hidden its hostility towards critical coverage. Addressing parliament on 8 February, communication minister Sanae Takaichi threatened to shut down broadcasters that continue to air “biased political reports.” Questioned by journalists the next day, Takaichi reiterated her threat, citing article 4 of the TV broadcasting law, which prohibits distorting the facts, and article 76 of the law on radio broadcasting, which allows the communications minister to issue closure orders without reference to a judge. Conservative businessman Katsuo Momii’s appointment as NHK’s president in 2014 was seen as a government attempt to control news coverage. Momii caused a controversy when he said NHK should not “deviate from the government’s position in its programming.” He also supported adoption of the law on the protection of state secrets. In June 2015, members of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party urged the government to punish critical media outlets by pressuring advertisers to withdraw business from them. Finally, inclusion of the concept of “harming the public interest and public order” in a proposed constitutional amendment could provide a mechanism for curbing free speech and media freedom. Introduced with any further details, this notion could be exploited by officials to arbitrarily brand media reports and opinions as threats to the nation. The special rapporteur was originally supposed to have visited Japan in December 2015 but the government asked him to postpone the visit. Many observers suggested that this was because the government wanted to avoid any discussion of the law on the “Protection of Specially Designated Secrets.” This law provides for sentences of up to 10 years in prison for whistleblowers who leak “state secrets” and for journalists and bloggers who report information they obtained “illegally” or sought from whistleblowers.Japan is ranked 61st out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. RSF urges recently appointed Japan Prime Minister to take a new turn towards press freedom September 16, 2020 Find out more News News News News Related documents Press release Japanese versionPDF – 297.22 KB JapanAsia – Pacific Media independence Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression RSF_en Help by sharing this information to go further May 5, 2021 Find out more Organisation Japanese reporter held in Myanmar is charged with “false information” Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has evaluated the current state of media freedom and freedom of information in Japan ahead of this week’s visit by David Kaye, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression. JapanAsia – Pacific Media independence Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression Receive email alerts November 19, 2020 Find out more April 11, 2016 – Updated on July 4, 2016 RSF concerned about declining media freedom in Japan Follow the news on Japan On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia
Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCouples Who Stuck With Each Other Despite The Cheating ScandalHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News The novel coronavirus has shown little gender bias, infecting women and men at roughly equal rates, but many women say they are finding the pandemic and its societal fallout may be placing a particular heavy burden on them by magnifying pre-existing norms and expectations of women’s roles in their families and workplaces.Based on cases for which gender information was available, about 51 percent of detected COVID-19 infections in L.A. County affected female patients, while the rate in Pasadena has been recorded at 53 percent, according to county and local public health data.Some women say they’ve had to reduce work hours to make more time for family while kids are out of school. And single mothers face particular challenges as the sole provider and caretaker of children.While the pandemic has been an especially trying time for many, “Women in our Pasadena community are strong and resilient,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger.“This pandemic has presented unique challenges for everyone, especially for women who have an incredible sense of responsibility in our careers, families, and communities,” according to Barger. “Traditionally, women are the ones who all look to for support, nurturing and compassion. The pandemic has amplified the sense of responsibility for many women who have had to adapt how they work, assist their children with distance learning, maintain connections with loved ones from afar, and contribute to community causes.“With a supermajority of women on our Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, we are uniquely in-tune with the priorities and perspectives of the women in our communities,” Barger added. “Whether we’re lending support to small business owners, providing housing for those experiencing homelessness, or bolstering opportunities for foster youth, we are committed to providing thoughtful care with women in mind.”Citing a local example, “Just a few months ago, the Pasadena Fire Department deployed its first all-women crew, proving how far we’ve come to see women taking well-deserved leadership positions,” Barger said. “During the pandemic, and long after it ends, women play a crucial role in serving and strengthening our community.”Kris Ockershauser, a member of the ACLU’s Pasadena-Foothills Chapter, said she was concerned about the position the pandemic has left single mothers in.“I think there are now so many single mothers who are the sole support of their children,” she said. “They often hold low-paying jobs with few benefits. So if they can’t send their children to school, she may have to give up work to take care of them, or pay for someone else to do so.”Regardless of gender, “The government could and should provide income during this pandemic to people who cannot work now. This should include enough funds to keep the many renters in their homes,” Ockershauser said.South Pasadena resident Emily Beaghan, an attorney for a nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles, has three children, two in elementary school and one a toddler.“I think that some of the inequalities that we see, like in-home management, have really translated into greater disparities in remote learning and all of that,” she said. “In my personal home, my spouse has a job that can only be done on site.”While she’s able to do her work from home, Beaghan said she’s found visiting the office to be a welcome respite from everyday life during COVID-19.“Going into the office is like a spa day. It’s remarkable. I can get what I want to eat and I only have one job to do, which is my career job. That’s it. I don’t have to make lunch for my children and clean up for lunch for my children. I don’t have to supervise first grade and fourth grade,” Beaghan said.“I am not a good first-grade teacher,” she said. “When we were in our 20s, my husband and I bought a house in a nice area with good public schools, because I knew under no circumstances would I be homeschooling. And here I am homeschooling.”While the issues are more likely to affect women than men, men are feeling it too, Beaghan said.“I do have a couple of friends who the husband is the primary caretaker, and they’re struggling too,” Beaghan said. “But I do think that we already have this system sort of set up like that the woman is frequently, not always, putting their career on hold or trying to have a more flexible career to raise children.”Alexandra Berrie of Pasadena said she has had to cut back on her hours as a ghostwriter, largely due to the ongoing remote learning situation.Berrie said her daughter attends a dual-language Mandarin immersion program at Field Elementary School.“But the way that that shakes out is that when school is happening online, it’s happening in Chinese, which I don’t speak. So not only am I trying to pay attention to what to do and all of the kinds of assignments that she needs to be completing, but I can’t even follow what the teacher is saying,” she said.“It’s been challenging and I enjoy it. I’m learning a lot of Mandarin that I otherwise would not. But it’s pretty far from ideal,” she said.As the pandemic stretches on, “it definitely seems to me as though it’s easy to slip back into traditional gendered patterns, wherein women are expected to do more of the child-rearing,” according to Berrie.“And the situation where women still are not paid at parity with men, um, makes it tough and makes it complicated.Lena Kennedy, president and CEO of the LL Kennedy and Associates law firm in Pasadena, said while the pandemic has undoubtedly affected everyone, oftentimes, social issues and responsibilities fall heavily more heavily on the woman than it does on the man.“It’s expected that the woman makes sure that the kids get up and get to school. It’s expected that the woman is responsible for making sure that people’s medical needs are met, go to the doctor, go to the dentist, and make sure there’s proper medicine in the house,” Kennedy said.“I think men are participatory, but I think it’s the woman that leads and guides those social issues and those family health issues while maintaining that stable stability in the household and that harmony in the household,” Kennedy said. “Although it doesn’t exclude those men that have been in our caregivers.”Even during normal times, “that’s a heavy burden that is imposed on the woman. And I think that this pandemic has caused more mental stress on people across the board,” she said.“Some women have been able to keep working and taking care of home as well, but it’s a bigger burden when you’re home 24/7 and you have to separate work from home, and you’re at home,” she said.See also:Meet Pasadena’s First All-Female Fire Crew Business News Community News Pandemic May Be Taking Especially Hard Toll on Women By DAVID CROSS and BRIAN DAY Published on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 5:31 pm STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. 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Email Linkedin Facebook · Limerick based biotechnology firm’s patented equipment could make evaluation cheaper, faster · New technology designed to accelerate plant breedingSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up · Monsanto has exclusive rights to Stokes Bio’s patented technology for use in agricultureLIMERICK-BASED biotechnology firm, Stokes Bio Limited, and Monsanto Company announced this week that they have entered into a licensing agreement and R&D collaboration, which is expected to help accelerate the pace of new advancements in plant breeding. Founded and based in 2005 as part of a commercial spin-off from the Stokes Institute, at the University of Limerick, Stokes Bio is dedicated to the development and application of microfluidic technology to radically improve and enhance life science research and molecular diagnostics. Under the agreement, which is a significant global win for Irish research, Monsanto has exclusive rights to Stokes Bio’s patented technology for use in agriculture. Monsanto Company is a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality. “The new technology has applications in areas ranging from plant genetics through the entire spectrum of human healthcare,” said Mark Davies, cofounder of Stokes Bio. “These new instruments will allow identification of plants with the best gene pool at a much earlier stage. It is necessary to look beyond the technology to appreciate what a step forward this could be in terms of food production.” “Monsanto’s strength lies in our robust discovery engine which fuels our industry-leading R&D pipeline” said Bob Reiter, vice president of breeding technology for Monsanto. “We are constantly looking for opportunities to collaborate with other companies and adopt new technologies that could help speed up the rate of scientific discovery. More efficient gene analysis means we can leverage this knowledge in our technology pipeline and be able to offer our farmer customers innovative products that boost productivity on the farm, faster than ever.” Stokes Bio was established in 2005 by Mark Davies and Tara Dalton, with financing from Kernel Capital, as a spin-off company from the Stokes Institute at University of Limerick. In addition to Kernel Capital, the University of Limerick and Enterprise Ireland also are shareholders in the company. The agreement is an excellent validation of Stoke Bio’s core platform, said Daniel O’Mahony, a partner in Kernel Capital. “We believe Stokes Bio’s technology will revolutionise gene expression profiling in the future,” O’Mahony said. Twitter Print NewsLocal NewsStokes Bio sign major US dealBy admin – January 13, 2010 495 WhatsApp Previous articleBusiness briefs – BoI, Retail sector losses, Komplett and Ladybird clothesNext articleHome Improvements tops the wish-list amongst Limerick’s retirees admin Advertisement
News UpdatesDue To Undesirable Human Interference With Forces Of Nature The Calamities Have Turned Into Harsh Realities: P&H HC Calls For Report On Illegal Sand Mining [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay27 Aug 2020 12:07 AMShare This – xThe Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday (14th August) dismissed the anticipatory bail applications of 17 people booked in case FIR No.52 dated 26.05.2020 registered under Section 379 (Punishment for Theft) of the Indian Penal Code and Sections 21 (1) (Penalties) and 4 (1) [Prospecting or mining operations to be under licence or lease] of the Mines and Minerals (Development and…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 on Friday (14th August) dismissed the anticipatory bail applications of 17 people booked in case FIR No.52 dated 26.05.2020 registered under Section 379 (Punishment for Theft) of the Indian Penal Code and Sections 21 (1) (Penalties) and 4 (1) [Prospecting or mining operations to be under licence or lease] of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 at Police Station Rahon, District SBS Nagar. A single bench of Justice Arun Kumar Tyagi also sought a report from the state within three months regarding the requisite steps taken to curb illegal sand mining in the state. The background of the caseOn 26.05.2020 a police team was present for patrolling duty at village Saidpur. Secret information was received about illegal mining of sand from the bed of river Satluj in the area of Shamashpur. Written information was sent to S.H.O. Police Station Rahon, S.B.S. Nagar based on which the above-said FIR was registered. Information was also given to the Mining Officer, authorized by the Punjab Government to initiate legal action under Section 22 of the MMDR Act against the persons indulging in illegal mining who joined the police party at the time of the raid. Raid was accordingly conducted. During the raid, 29 Tippers (out of which 8 Tippers were filled with sand), 2 Poclain machines, one tractor trolley and one motorcycle were seized on the spot. On seeing the police party, the owners/drivers of the above-said vehicles fled from the spot. On receipt of information regarding the presence of two drivers and parking of two Canters filled with sand near Mehfil One Dhaba, Sheikhan Majara, the police arrested Harjit Singh @ Jeeta and Manmohan Singh and also seized two canters and arrested their drivers. Harjit Singh @ Jeeta and Manmohan Singh disclosed names of the petitioners as being the drivers/owners respectively of the vehicles. Out of 55 accused nominated in the case, 33 have been arrested. Arguments before the courtIt was submitted by the counsel of the petitioner that in the presence of the MMDR Act which is a special enactment, no offence under Section 379 of the IPC is made out.It was also submitted that an offence under Section 21 of the MMDR Act is also not made out. Even otherwise Cognizance thereof cannot be taken by the Court except on the written complaint of the person authorized by the Central/State Government as provided by Section 22 (Cognizance of offences) of the MMDR Act.It was further argued that the police could not register FIR and cannot investigate the case and the FIR and subsequent proceedings are wholly illegal. The petitioners have joined the investigation. Nothing is to be recovered from them and their custodial interrogation is not required. Therefore, the petitioners may be ordered to be released on anticipatory bail. To this, after going through the relevant provisions, the court concluded that the offence punishable under Section 21 (1) read with Section 4 (1) of the MMDR Act is cognizable under Section 21 (6) of the MMDR Act and the police could register FIR and investigate the case in accordance with the provisions of the Cr.P.C. The court further noted that Section 22 of the MMDR Act mandates that no court shall take cognizance of any offence punishable under the MMDR Act, or any rules made thereunder except upon a complaint in writing made by a person authorized in this behalf by the Central Government or of the State Government but the question of the making of such complaint will arise only at the time of taking of cognizance by the Court and Section 22 of the MMDR Act does not bar registration of FIR and investigation of the case by the police. The court also referred to the judgment delivered by the Supreme Court in the case of State of NCT of Delhi Vs. Sanjay: 2014(4) RCR (Criminal) 211, wherein it was held that Section 22 of the MMDR Act is not a complete and absolute bar for taking of the action by the police for illegal and dishonestly committing theft of minerals including sand from the river bed and that the ingredients constituting an offence under Section 21(1) of the MMDR Act and the ingredients of dishonestly removing sand and gravel from the river beds which is the property of the State, without its consent constituting theft under Section 378 punishable under Section 379 of the IPC are different and on receipt of the police report, the Magistrate having jurisdiction can take cognizance of the offence of theft punishable under Section 379 of the IPC without awaiting the receipt of a complaint that may be filed by the authorized officer for taking cognizance in respect of violation of various provisions of the MMRD Act.Thus, the court held that the challenge to the legality of the action of the police in the registration of FIR and investigation of the case was devoid of any merit. The observation of the CourtMost importantly, the court remarked that, “Due to undesirable human interference with forces of nature, the calamities, which were a few years back considered to be un-scientific fiction or remote possibilities have turned into harsh realities and become nightmares in many parts of the world endangering human life and even posing a threat to the very existence of mankind if remedial measures are not taken. Sustainable development with ecological balance is the only permissible way of life. There is an urgent need for creating widespread awareness and generating public commitment and support for the cause.” The court noted that the affidavit filed by the Director, Department of Mines and Geology, Punjab Chandigarh shows that several effective steps have been/are being taken by the Government/department for checking illegal mining in the State. However, as the court observed, the economic offence of illegal mining, which thrives on unlawful enrichment can be prevented only with public cooperation, participation, commitment and support by not purchasing such other connected matters sand/minor minerals from illegal miners/unauthorized source and effective ground-level implementation of the steps taken by the Government/department. In this context, the court suggested,”It will be appropriate that a provision be also made for the making of complaints by the members of Public with photographs of the sites of illegal mining and the vehicles illegally transporting minerals on the portal of the Department and prompt action be taken on such complaints by concerned Police/Mining Officers in accordance with the law and in the case of gross neglect, unreasonable delay or culpable misconduct on the part of the Mining Officers or Police Officers in the filing of complaints, registration of FIRs and investigation of the cases, action for their prosecution in appropriate cases be also taken in accordance with the law, besides initiation of disciplinary proceedings against them. Appropriate instructions be also issued in this regard.”On the question of granting anticipatory bail to the applicants, the court noted, “Illegal mining/theft of sand from river beds not only involves loss of public exchequer but also endangers the ecological balance resulting in inundating floods causing huge loss of lives and property and other devastating consequences.” Therefore, as the court observed, the persons involved have to be sternly dealt with and effective steps have also to be taken to deny the fruits of crime to them. Therefore, the courts cannot be liberal in the matter of grant of bail to persons allegedly involved in offence of illegal mining/theft of sand. Given the above discussion, all the present petitions for grant of anticipatory bail to the petitioners were dismissed by the court and interim anticipatory bail orders were vacated.Case Details:Case Title: Balwinder Singh and 16 others v. State Of PunjabCase No.: CRM-M-14956-2020 and other connected mattersQuorum: Justice Arun Kumar TyagiClick Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story