Tom Isaacs signs new two year contract with Ospreys

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Tom Isaacs pushes past Wasp Dave WalderThe Ospreys are delighted to confirm that Tom Isaacs has become the latest player to commit his future to the region, signing a new two-year contract.24-year old Isaacs moved to the Ospreys in the summer of 2009 from Newport RFC, as a scrum-half who had been identified as having the potential to develop into a quality midfield player. Although his first season at the Liberty Stadium was hindered by injury problems, he still managed to make an impression in the Premiership with Swansea.This season has season him begin to establish himself at the Ospreys, and he has eight appearances for the region to his credit. A member of the Welsh Sevens Rugby World Cup winning squad two years ago, he made his debut for the region against the Dragons at the Liberty Stadium in October, with his first start coming in last month’s 18-13 LV= Cup win over London Wasps at the Brewery Field, where he turned in a man-of-the-match performance from outside centre. Ospreys Head Coach, Sean Holley, said: “This is another bit of great news for the Ospreys. It’s a reward for Tom’s hard work, determination and professional attitude, and for what we see in him as a rugby player. He hasn’t had the number of appearances for the Ospreys that he may have hoped for up until now, and that is largely down to significant injuries suffered in his first season here. However, he has put that well behind him now, thanks in no small part to the excellent support and care he had from the Ospreys medical team, and is working hard in training, making great strides. His performances in the Premiership with Swansea, and in the Magners League and LV= Cup for the Ospreys this year, have really made people sit up and notice his potential. He still has a lot of rugby ahead of him, and we see him as someone who can really push through in the next two years with us with his obvious talents.”“He is somebody who can break the line and he has a quality that not a lot of players possess in that he can beat players. He has pace off the mark, and he is a very versatile player who offers a real threat to the opposition. We’ve really seen him progress since he came here and we look forward to working with him over the next two years, helping him to reach his full potential.” BRIDGEND, WALES – FEBRUARY 06: Ospreys centre Tom Isaacs brushes past Dave Walder of Wasps during the LV Anglo Welsh Cup match between Ospreys and London Wasps at Brewery Field on February 6, 2011 in Bridgend, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) center_img TAGS: Ospreys Speaking after signing his new deal, Isaacs commented: “I’m delighted to have won a new contract, it’s great news for me personally and I’m pleased to have secured a future with the Ospreys. It’s been a difficult two years, the first one in particular, it was almost a complete write off for me. Because of that I look at it as I’ve only really been here a year, and I think that this season has gone pretty well for me. I genuinely believe that I’ve learnt a lot here and I feel that I’m constantly improving. I’m really happy to be staying here, and hopefully, continuing to learn and improve my game to become a better all-round player. “I’ve enjoyed the game time I’ve had this season and I hope that people have been impressed by what I can do, but I feel that I’ve got a lot more that I can give. I’m desperate to play more games and do that, I’m desperate to pull on the shirt regularly and I’m really excited about the next two years.”last_img read more

2019 Rugby World Cup: South Africa 57-3 Namibia

first_img Captain’s knock: Schalk Brits scores (Getty Images) 2019 Rugby World Cup: South Africa 57-3 NamibiaHead-to-headPlayed – 3South Africa wins – 3Namibia wins – 0Most recent meeting – South Africa 87-0 Namibia (22 September 2011)South Africa ran in 12 tries in their last encounter eight years ago at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.Did You Know?Rudie van Vuuren played for Namibia in both the rugby and cricket World Cups in 2003. He’s now the personal physician to the country’s president.Related: Rugby World Cup FixturesIn a nutshellIt was an avalanche of tries for South Africa and there were some opportunities left unconverted too, but it was job done following the loss to New Zealand. It often felt like a training match but the Boks scored nine and came out largely unscathed.It was 31-3 at half-time, with the physically superior South Africans scoring at a rate of a point-a-minute in the first quarter. The Welwitschias were not helped by a yellow card for No 8 Adriaan Booysen’s deliberate knock-down after 16 minutes – at a time when it was already clear the Namibian scrum was getting marmalised – and then Johannes Coetzee’s yellow in the final quarter for an off-the-ball shoulder on Schalk Brits at the back of a fluffed lineout.More so than this, though, there was no risk here for South Africa. They did not take any tap and goes as Namibian penalties pile up; they would go for drives regularly. Elton Jantjies would drop ball but they knew they would get it back soon. There were lots of one-out runners from the Boks.Namibia gave it their all, and this was epitomes by big hits flying in throughout the second half, but they could barely stem the tide.Contest in the lineout: Tjiuee Uanivi catches the ball (Getty Images)There are a few positions up for grabs in the Springboks’ strongest side, and  back-three star Makizole Mapimpi may have a bit more skip in his step in the next day’s training after scoring a brace here, while any of the locks from today will be primed for the tougher Test against Italy on Friday. Rugby World Cup Groups You could say the gap is getting smaller every four years for Namibia. However, they barely laid a glove on South Africa in attack and it was a routine outing for the Bok pack.Hooker Bongi Mbonambi got a brace through pack power, with Francois Louw and Schalk Brits also dotting down from driving mauls. Amongst those nine scores was that double for Mapimpi and dots for Lukhanyo Am, Warrick Gelant and substitute Siya Kolisi. These felt inevitable, such was the team’s momentum.It wasn’t enthralling or different and head coach Rassie Erasmus may not have found out too much new about his second-string stars. Maybe he will have to mix a few more into his side to face Italy.And next up for Namibia? Ah… it’s the All Blacks after a sizeable rest. Bar bringing in hard and willing workers like Janco Venter and Johan Deysel (who scored against NZ in 2015) is there much more they can do to prepare for the world’s No 1 side? With Canada the game they are likely targeting, maybe they won’t be willing to put such players in the line of fire in any case.Star manBy the time Makizole Mapimpi got his second try, he reached the milestone of scoring his tenth try in ten Tests. A staggering return for a lethal finisher. All game he looked like he could burn away from defenders with barely a few metres of space on the touchline.However, this was a match where experienced heads had to work incredibly hard to hold the side together, trying to force a little bit of shape onto a game that could have completely fallen apart at the seams, given the physical mismatch. It did not always work and South Africa were wasteful at times, but it was enough.Lood de Jager was the official man of the match, and had RG Snyman stayed on, it could have been him too, but it was Francois Louw and Schalk Brits who were the wise old heads directing operations. Namibia Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Namibia Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Namibia booked their place once again at the… South Africa demolished their African neighbours in a game that felt like a training run at times A rundown of the Rugby World Cup groups… Collapse Related: Rugby World Cup TV CoverageThe ReactionPhil Davies – Namibia head coach“We came in with a lot of courage, a little bit of flair at times. I’m very proud of the players, playing against South Africa for 20 minutes with 14 men as well. It’s a good sort of boost for the players to go into the next game.”“I think it’s just again as I say, having the courage, the flair to keep going. And when we have the ball is to keep holding it. We made a couple of turnovers and we sort of kick that away quite quickly.“So it’s just a case of trying to keep the ball and build pressure. But they’re a great side, we were under a lot of pressure in the breakdowns. So, you know, I think sometimes the kick was maybe the easiest option, but we’ll build on it, we’ve got a lot to build on and lots to fix. But we’re very proud of the effort and the commitment and kept them to under 60 points, which is pleasing in some ways.”Rassie Erasmus – South Africa head coach“We wanted to win so we stuck to the plan. I know Namibia is probably targeting the Canada game so they rested a few players. So we won’t read too much into the score but we got the five points which are important.“When you lose a game like the previous game (against New Zealand), you want to get some winning momentum back and the South African team, we have some certain things we like to get back to and I thought we did do that today. So we’ll build from this, now we’ve got this big Italy game, which probably will determine if we go to the quarter-finals or not and I think this game will give us a nice springboard to get into that game.”The Teams Their pack was monstrous and the back-three players had such a platform to play because of the power within the forwards.There was scope for a look at lock Franco Mostert coming on in the back row – and of course Brits began the game at No 8 – but in a match you are expected to conquer at a stroll, it’s key to not play like headless chickens, even when team-mates are queueing up to score. South Africa Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Four years on from their shock loss to… South Africa Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide South Africa: Warrick Gelant; Sbu Nkosi, Lukhanyo Am (Damian de Allende 55), Frans Steyn, Makazole Mapimpi, Elton Jantjies, Herschel Jantjies (Cobus Reinach 56); Tendai Mtawarira (Steven Kitshoff 70), Bongi Mbonambi (Franco Mostert 63), Vincent Koch (Thomas du Toit 45), RG Snyman (Eben Etzebeth 58),  Lood de Jager, Francois Louw, Kwagga Smith (Siya Kolisi 53), Schalk Brits (captain).Reserves: Cheslin Kolbe.Tries: Mbonambi 10, 18, Louw 14, Mapimpi 27, 53, Am 40, Gelant 47, Kolisi 59, Brits 64. Cons: E Jantjies 11, 19, 40, 48, 54, 65.Namibia: Johan Tromp; Chad Plato (Helarius Kisting 77), JC Greyling, PJ Walters (Johan Deysel 49), Lesley Klim, Cliven Loubser, Eugene Jantjies; Desiderius Sethie (Andre Rademeyer 49), Louis van der Westhuizen (Obert Nortje 75), AJ De Klerk (Johannes Coetzee 49), Johan Retief, Tjiuee Uanivi (captain), Thomasau Forbes (Wian Conradie 49), Muharua Katjijeko, Adriaan Booysen (Janco Venter 49).Reserves: , Prince Gaoseb.Pens: Loubser 24.Yellow card: Booysen 16, Coetzee 64. Rugby World Cup Groups Expand Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Expand Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. TAGS: Namibia last_img read more

On This Day: The Battle of Britain begins

first_img The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSBattle of BritainHistory Channel Previous articleTrack Club Car Wash a SuccessNext articleTips for a Healthy, Safer Summer Picnic Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! On this day in history: July 10th, 1940From The History ChannelOn this day in 1940, the Germans begin the first in a long series of bombing raids against Great Britain, as the Battle of Britain, which will last three and a half months, begins.After the occupation of France by Germany, Britain knew it was only a matter of time before the Axis power turned its sights across the Channel. And on July 10, 120 German bombers and fighters struck a British shipping convoy in that very Channel, while 70 more bombers attacked dockyard installations in South Wales. Although Britain had far fewer fighters than the Germans–600 to 1,300–it had a few advantages, such as an effective radar system, which made the prospects of a German sneak attack unlikely. Britain also produced superior quality aircraft. Its Spitfires could turn tighter than Germany’s ME109s, enabling it to better elude pursuers; and its Hurricanes could carry 40mm cannon, and would shoot down, with its American Browning machine guns, over 1,500 Luftwaffe aircraft. The German single-engine fighters had a limited flight radius, and its bombers lacked the bomb-load capacity necessary to unleash permanent devastation on their targets. Britain also had the advantage of unified focus, while German infighting caused missteps in timing; they also suffered from poor intelligence.But in the opening days of battle, Britain was in immediate need of two things: a collective stiff upper lip–and aluminum. A plea was made by the government to turn in all available aluminum to the Ministry of Aircraft Production. “We will turn your pots and pans into Spitfires and Hurricanes,” the ministry declared. And they did.For more articles and videos on this day in history, go here.last_img read more

GLH / AHL Architects & Associates

first_imgSave this picture!© Hoang Le+ 24 Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/769229/glh-ahl-architects-and-associates Clipboard Projects Area:  60 m² Area:  60 m² Photographs GLH / AHL Architects & Associates “COPY” Apartments CopyApartments, Renovation•Ngọc Thụy, Vietnamcenter_img GLH / AHL Architects & AssociatesSave this projectSaveGLH / AHL Architects & Associates CopyAbout this officeAHL architects associatesOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentRenovationNgọc ThụyVietnamPublished on June 26, 2015Cite: “GLH / AHL Architects & Associates” 26 Jun 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodClick Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownAcousticKvadrat AcousticsAcoustic Panel System in AMOREPACIFIC HeadquartersStonesCosentinoSilestone® Surfaces – Loft SeriesWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – NestAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamStoolsWilkhahnOffice Stool – Aline-SBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsUniosHorticultural Luminaire – Kobe FloMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream photographs:  Hoang LePhotographs:  Hoang LeSite Supervisor:Nguyen Nhu VeNatural Wood Contractor:Gia Long InteriorLaminated Wood Contractor:VietDC InteriorArchitects In Charge:Hung Dao, Minh TranCity:Ngọc ThụyCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hoang LeRecommended ProductsCultural / PatrimonialAccoyaAccoya® Wood at a Rescue House in Waddenzee, the Dutch SeaManuals & AdviceSwisspearlGuide: How to Choose the Right Swisspearl Cladding Panel FinishWoodEGGERWood-based panels in House in IsmaningText description provided by the architects. GLH is a renovated housing project located in Gia Lam, Hanoi with dimension 4x13m and the main facade turned toward the North-West.Save this picture!© Hoang LeThe proposal offers simple structure, easy to use, ensure natural ventilation and lighting.Save this picture!SectionClient is a literature teacher.  She wants the living space can enjoy the greenery and scents of herbs.Save this picture!© Hoang LeCombining client’s requirements and the solution to protect main façade from North-West to avoid solar thermal radiation, the design team has taken a staggered structure cascading greenery as well as controlling the ratio between wall and window opening.Save this picture!© Hoang LeThe house is completed with a new look outside, new living space inside but still ensure uniformity of regional architecture.Save this picture!© Hoang LeProject gallerySee allShow lessGLC & Associados / Subvert StudioSelected ProjectsHouse in Burst / De Smet Vermeulen architectenSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Ngọc Thụy, Hà Nội, VietnamLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/769229/glh-ahl-architects-and-associates Clipboard Vietnam Architects: AHL architects associates Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

Supplier listing on UK Fundraising generates first sale within hours

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis UK Fundraising was pleased to hear from the newest entrant to our suppliers’ directory that they achieved their first sale within hours of their listing going live – and on a Sunday afternoon.The Creative Nut’s directory listing went live on UK Fundraising yesterday afternoon. By yesterday evening it had generated the company its first sale, which they discovered on coming into the office this morning.Kevin Borrett at The Creative Nut was impressed with the instant effect of this advertising. “From confirming our advertising booking on Friday afternoon,” he said, “the link being made ‘live’ on Sunday afternoon and our first order as a direct result of this being received early Sunday evening there’s only one word for it: ‘fantastic’. What a great start, thanks for all your help.” Advertisement Creative Nut are wholesalers and manufacturers of temporary tattoos, iron on embroidered patches, button badges, acrylic keyrings and liveried promotional lorries.UK Fundraising’s prime focus is to improve the effectiveness of charity and voluntary sector fundraisers. If we can match relevant suppliers to charities to help in this fundraising, then we believe this is helping to achieve this objective. If you are a supplier of fundraising services or products talk to Lindsey Hood and Sarah Lawrence for details of our advertising opportunities.If you are a fundraiser looking for a supplier, then do explore UK Fundraising’s suppliers directory.  17 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. Supplier listing on UK Fundraising generates first sale within hours Howard Lake | 24 April 2005 | Newslast_img read more

Oil futures trade below $30 a barrel for first time since…

first_img Oil futures extended their 2016 plunge, with the U.S. benchmark trading below $30 a barrel for the first time since December 2003. West Texas Intermediate oil for February delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange CLG6, +1.64% were down $1.16, or 3.7%, at $30.25 a barrel after dipping as low as $29.93. A global oil glut, concerns about the global economy and a strengthening dollar have allowed crude to extend its slide into the new year. WTI futures have dropped more than 18% in the first six trading days of 2016.On the New York Mercantile Exchange, light, sweet crude futures for delivery in February fell 97 cents, at $30.44 a barrel—its lowest finish since Dec. 1, 2003—after dipping as low as $29.93. February Brent crude on London’s ICE Futures exchange dropped 69 cents, or 2.2%, to finish at $30.86 a barrel, the lowest finish for the global benchmark since April 2004.Both grades have fallen for seven straight sessions, leaving WTI futures down nearly 18% in the new year, while Brent has dropped 17.2%.“The overwhelming supply and demand equation that has encouraged dramatic selling is going nowhere anytime soon, with a persistent aggressive oversupply in the markets consistently haunting investor attraction, while weaker forecasts around global growth weighs on demand, and it is likely that more global economic downgrades from major institutions are to follow early this year,” said Jameel Ahmad, chief market analyst at FXTM, in a note. By Gary Truitt – Jan 12, 2016 Facebook Twitter Home Energy Oil futures trade below $30 a barrel for first time since 2003 Facebook Twitter Oil futures trade below $30 a barrel for first time since 2003 SHARE SHARE Previous articleFinal Indiana Production Numbers for 2015Next articleUSDA Report Sparks Market Rally Gary Truittlast_img read more

EU reaches agreement on protecting whistleblowers

first_img March 13, 2019 EU reaches agreement on protecting whistleblowers Protecting sources WhistleblowersFreedom of expression “This is a major step forward in the protection of whistleblowers and therefore in the fight against corruption and for democracy,” said Julie Majerczak, RSF’s representative to the European institutions.“The importance of their role in revealing public interest information has repeatedly been confirmed in recent years in such cases as the Panama Papers, LuxLeaks and France’s Mediator scandal. RSF nonetheless regrets that whistleblowers who go directly to the media are only protected by this agreement under certain conditions.” News RSF_en Protecting sources WhistleblowersFreedom of expression The compromise reached between the European Parliament and the Council of the EU protects whistleblowers who go directly to the media only when there is an imminent or manifest danger to the public interest, or a risk of reprisals, or a risk of evidence being covered up, or when the public authority concerned is somehow implicated in the breach.center_img Organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes a political agreement on a European legislative framework for protecting whistleblowers that was reached late Monday (11 March). However RSF regrets that the agreement restricts the circumstances in which whistleblowers who turn to the media would receive protection. RSF has for years been calling for the broadest possible protection for those who – often at great risk to themselves – inform the general public about activities that threaten the public interest. Limiting the ability of a whistleblower to turn to journalists in order to inform the public through them is tantamount to limiting the public’s right to information. Reached after difficult negotiations between the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union (representing member states), the agreement nonetheless represents real progress and opens the way to final adoption of an EU directive on protecting whistleblowers before the EU elections in May.  Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

‘Lackadaisical Approach Adopted By Government To Ameliorate The Plight Of Migrants Does Not Show Them In Good Light’: Uttarakhand HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates’Lackadaisical Approach Adopted By Government To Ameliorate The Plight Of Migrants Does Not Show Them In Good Light’: Uttarakhand HC [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK29 May 2020 4:26 AMShare This – x”The indifference exhibited by the haves, to the plight of these have nots who are forced to walk for miles together without food and water (during peak summer when several parts of the country are seeing a record surge in day temperature), is extremely disturbing.” The Uttarakhand High Court on Wednesday expressed deep dissatisfaction on the measures being taken by both the Central…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”The indifference exhibited by the haves, to the plight of these have nots who are forced to walk for miles together without food and water (during peak summer when several parts of the country are seeing a record surge in day temperature), is extremely disturbing.” The Uttarakhand High Court on Wednesday expressed deep dissatisfaction on the measures being taken by both the Central as well as the State Government to bring back the migrants who are stranded in various parts of the country, amid the lockdown. On a perusal of the progress made so far in this direction the bench comprising of Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice RC Khulbe remarked, “Failure to take immediate steps to provide adequate transportation facilities, and to introduce more trains and buses, to ply these unfortunate victims, who have lost all means of livelihood during this COVID-19 pandemic, back to their homes, would only result in their continuing to walk thousands of miles, without food, to reach their homes. The indifference exhibited by the haves, to the plight of these have nots who are forced to walk for miles together without food and water (during peak summer when several parts of the country are seeing a record surge in day temperature), is extremely disturbing. The lackadaisical approach adopted, to ameliorate the plight of these miserable lot, does not show the administration, both at the Centre and in the State, in good light.” The bench was informed that around 2.3 lakh stranded migrant workers had registered themselves to be brought back to the State of Uttarakhand from different parts of the country. Of these, 1,29,000 workers had already come back, leaving around one lakh remaining to be brought back to the State. To facilitate the same, Chief Standing Counsel Paresh Tripathi submitted that more than 1000 buses are being plied by the State Government to transport stranded migrant workers from other States to their respective destinations in the State of Uttarakhand. Similarly, Assistant Solicitor General Rakesh Thapliyal appearing for the Central Government told the bench that from June 1 onwards, one train would run from Amritsar to Haridwar and back; and another train would run daily from New Delhi to Haridwar and Dehradun and back; and, in all, around 2000 passengers would be transported by train each day. Dissatisfied with the transportation arrangement, the bench said, “Transporting merely 2000 persons by train per day would require at least 50 days, from the 01st of June, to bring back the remaining one lakh stranded persons from different parts of the country to the State of Uttarakhand during which period they would continue to suffer from lack of food, water and shelter.” The remarks have been made in a PIL filed by former Minister and MLA Preetam Singh Panwar, urging the Court to preserve the right to life with dignity guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution of the migrant workers, and to direct the state to bring them back without any further delay. The court observed that “greater urgency” needs to be shown, by both the Centre and the State to bring back these stranded workers who are walking back to their respective homes in the State of Uttarakhand, by a proper and decent mode of transportation. “The indifference exhibited by the haves, to the plight of these have nots who are forced to walk for miles together without food and water (during peak summer when several parts of the country are seeing a record surge in day temperature), is extremely disturbing,” it said. The court also expressed concern regarding walking migrants as the temperature in some parts of the country has risen beyond 45 degree Celsius and that may result in a large number of those, walking back to their homes, suffering from fatal heat strokes. It observed that immediate measures should to be taken by the Government to provide the migrants’ with drinking water, food and shelter, enroute till they are transported to their respective destinations within the State. However, the court did not pass any particular direction in the matter and asked the Central Government to file a report on this aspect by May 29. “While the inadequate response of the authorities, to their plight, is extremely disconcerting, we accede to the request of the learned Assistant Solicitor General, and defer hearing of this Writ Petition till 29.05.2020 awaiting receipt of the Government of India’s report, to enable us to pass a comprehensive order on that day,” the court directed. Case Details: Case Title: Preetam Singh Panwar v. Union of India & Ors. Case No.: WP No. 62/2020 Quorum: Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice RC Khulbe Appearance: Advocate SK Mandal (for Petitioner); Assistant Solicitor General (for Union of India); Chief Standing Counsel Paresh Tripathi, assisted by Standing Counsel Anil Kumar Bisht and Vikas Pande and Advocates Suyash Pant, BPS Mer, VS Rawat and SS Chaudhary (for State of Uttarakhand) Click 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 Storylast_img read more

Hathras Case: 510 Law Students Write To The CJI Urging Action Against Guilty Officials

first_imgNews UpdatesHathras Case: 510 Law Students Write To The CJI Urging Action Against Guilty Officials Sanya Talwar7 Oct 2020 7:05 AMShare This – x510 law students written to the Chief Justice of India to issue directions for action to be taken against guilty officials involved in the Hathras incident and the ensuing 2.30 am cremation of the victim.For this purpose, the students have prayed for directions to conduct an inquiry by the Uttar Pradesh Police, Hathras Police and Hathras District Administration by a special investigation…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?Login510 law students written to the Chief Justice of India to issue directions for action to be taken against guilty officials involved in the Hathras incident and the ensuing 2.30 am cremation of the victim.For this purpose, the students have prayed for directions to conduct an inquiry by the Uttar Pradesh Police, Hathras Police and Hathras District Administration by a special investigation team, headed by a retired Supreme Court Judge.Pointing to the rising statistics of rape cases being reported every year and with no improvement in the conviction rate, the students state that a girl getting raped has become so common, that we only talk about it in a few selected cases when the nature of the crime is such that it shakes the conscience of a person.While stating that even though the 19-year old girl succumbed to death, she gave a dying statement citing rape and the manner in which her body was treated, the law students state that despite this, the police officials deprived the victims family of bidding farewell to their daughter and restrained them under illegal house arrest.”…the police officials who are the investigating wing of the justice system and protectors of our society and are responsible by law to register, investigate and frame charges in cognizable cases are now the ones who are depriving the victim and the family of the victim a chance to bid farewell, by burning the victim’s body in the middle of the night, in a field, alone with the family under illegal house arrest while restricting other spectators such as the media and villagers to come near the place of burning,” the letter reads.The law students aver that the Criminal Law provisions prescribe rights, duties and responsibilities and procedures based on which the investigating agency conducts itself and its acts, therefore, the police authority is liable for questioning on their act on the night of 30th September, 2020, when they burned the victim’s body in the middle of a field by throwing petrol on her and then lighting it on fire.It is stated that the aforementioned act “took away her right to die with dignity” and that the acts of police officials are not justifiable constitutionally and on the substantive provisions of law.”Fundamental right of ‘Right to life with dignity’ which also includes the right to decent cremation in accordance with culture and tradition of the person who is no more,” the law students state while citing Parmanand Katra, Advocate v. Union of India (1995) 3 SCC 248.The students claim that even Ajmal Kasab, a convicted terrorist was given a decent burial but the same humanity was not extended to the Hathras incident victim and her family who’ve lived all their lives in India and had lost their daughter to what is known as the most hated crime.”The Hathras police has instilled a fear of authoritarianism in the hearts of us Law Students and concerned citizens and the question that a lot of female law students are asking is whether the police are taking up the role of completing the crime for the criminal and if it is required, whether we can report a crime without questioning the intention and the result of reporting such a crime that we have been a victim of?,” the law students question.Pointing to the Court’s intervention in the past in the Unnao Rape Case, Kathua Rape Case and the very recent Hyderabad Rape case, the law students have urged the top court to give a statement, a direction or even an observation in tune with this unfortunate incident.In this backdrop, the students also pray for directions to all states and UT Governments to utilise funds present in the Nirbhaya Fund towards ensuring safety of women as well as to discuss or issue appropriate guidelines, as the regarding the right of a family on the dead body and the right to die with dignity.The students also pray for strict implementation of all the steps and initiatives are in force such as Fast track Court.The letter has been written by Naomi Ting & Zarif Hosain from Symbiosis Law School, Noida and has been signed by law students from law schools across the country.Click Here To Download LetterSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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