Image source: Getty Images. Stock market crash: a cheap FTSE 100 safe-haven share I’d hold until 2030 Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Royston Wild | Sunday, 24th May, 2020 | More on: BA Global share markets are back on the defensive as concerns over the Covid-19 crisis oscillate. Economic news flow still has the capacity to shock and it seems as if the world economy is set for a severe and possibly prolonged downturn. It’s natural share investors remain tetchy, but it doesn’t mean they should head for the hills. There remain plenty of FTSE 100 stocks that should still create big returns over the next decade, at least.BAE Systems (LSE: BA) is one of these brilliant safe havens, in my opinion. Theoretically, defence spending by major nations could come crashing down as governments scramble to save cash. But in reality overall spending is likely to fall only by modest amounts (if at all) during the 2020s.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…Global sales of defence products rose by the biggest amount in 10 years during 2019, data shows. Once again the US, a major buyer of Footsie-quoted BAE Systems’ wares, was the key driver behind the rise.The world is far less safe today that it’s been for decades and Western nations are spending heavily to counter increased military activity from China and Russia, addressing ongoing turbulence in the Middle East, and to protecting their citizens from terrorist activity.The tension’s risingIf anything, the coronavirus outbreak has increased the tension between the superpowers, raising their perceived needs for weaponry. Rising stress always leads to fresh rounds of defence spending of course. The US and China, in particular, remain at loggerheads following President Trump’s first criticism of Beijing’s Covid-19 response weeks ago.Indeed, in a possible sign of things to come, the White House this week launched an extraordinary broadside against China. In a report to Congress it criticised the country in extreme terms. It’s part of an escalating war of words between the two countries that suggests defence spending will stay robust even in a recession.A true FTSE 100 bargainIt’s no surprise, against this backdrop, City brokers believe BAE Systems’ profits outlook remains healthy. Supply chain and manufacturing disruption, due to Covid-19-linked lockdowns, mean City brokers expect earnings here to drop 2% in 2020. It’s a development that would break a long record of sustained annual growth.However, the FTSE 100 company is expected to come roaring back with a 13% profits rebound in 2021, analysts say. It seems investors needn’t be too concerned over BAE Systems’ earnings outlook during what promises to be a tough few years at least.Still, its low forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of around 11 times suggests the market is underestimating its obvious safe-haven qualities. The company offers some serious value, a point reinforced by its bulky dividend yield of 4.8% for 2020.BAE Systems is a share which, irrespective of your personal attitude to risk, is a great share to buy today with the intention of holding for years to come. 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. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Several months have passed since the rather unexpected market crash in global stock markets. Many shares have recovered part of their losses. But the decline still means the bull market we’ve had over the past decade is now over.Year-to-date, the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 are down about 19% and 21%, respectively. Put another way, both indexes are flirting with bear market territory — a fact that is likely to make investors nervous and even panic. Yet today, I’d like to discuss why this market crash presents a great investment opportunity in solid FTSE 100 shares for many people, especially those who have a longer time frame.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…FTSE 100 shares — the comeback kidThe most famous index in the UK is the FTSE 100, which began in 1984. Most companies in the index are multinational conglomerates. In addition, the FTSE 250 index consists of the 101st to the 350th largest companies listed on the LSE. It was launched in 1992. Companies in it usually have a more domestic focus.Over the past several decades, there have been many market crashes, economic downturns or political uncertainties that have adversely affected share prices. Yet within several months, our economy and the indexes have always turned around. Many stocks have ended up making a new high within several years.Scholars will possibly study the current period in history for some time to come. The full health and economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic are still unclear. The rapidity of the market crash has been unprecedented.However, as retail investors, we should stop worrying about the daily volatility in the markets. After all, most people have other ‘life issues’ on their minds besides FTSE 100 shares. We work some and also spend time with our loved ones. Instead of worrying, we need to invest a part of our income regularly irrespective of what happens in the markets on a given day. Because after some months, equity markets typically recover.Why I’d diversify across sectorsWhat would you rate as one of the most reliable safeguards against stomach-churning market volatility in the stock market? I would say ‘diversification’ within your share portfolio. For example, let us assume you had invested £1,000, 10 years ago, in July 2010, in several FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 shares. Below, I’d like to show you how much your investment would be worth now, based on a buy-and-hold strategy and share price appreciation:IT and software group Aveva: £3,000Housebuilder Bellway: £4,100Developer of veterinary products Dechra Pharmaceuticals: £7,400Life-saving technology group Halma: £8,200Sports and casualwear retailer JD Sports Fashion: £16,600Paper and packaging company Mondi: £3,600Technologically-focused online grocer Ocado: £12,800 Put another way, a modest investment in a range of companies in various sectors would have meant a sizeable capital appreciation. These numbers hold despite the market drop since early 2020.Many shares recovered from their lows after the Great Recession years of 2008/09 in a matter of a few years. Before too long, share prices of stable companies will likely recover once again.July might be a good month for you to revisit your stock holdings to see which stocks should be in your portfolio following the recent market crash. A share portfolio constructed of different kinds of companies and sectors will, on average, yield higher returns and enable you to ride out the volatility of the market. Here’s why I’d stay invested in FTSE 100 shares even after the worst stock market crash in a decade
Architects: Studio Libeskind Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs: Ana Mello, Romulo Fialdini Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Brazil Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectSave this picture!© Ana MelloText description provided by the architects. The sustainable high-rise luxury residential project, Vitra, is designed by architect Daniel Libeskind, Studio Libeskind (New York/Milan/Zurich) and developed by JHSF (Brazil), Brazil’s leading real estate development firm. The project was completed in March, upon which tenants began to occupy the units. Vitra is Libeskind’s first project in South America.Save this picture!© Ana MelloVitra is a luminous glass-clad, high-rise residential project in the Itaim Bibi district of São Paulo, near a number of the city’s main thoroughfares, offering access to the popular Ibirapuera and Do Povo parks. The bold, sculptural design features a multi-faceted glass façade articulated by inlaid balconies that form a rhythmic pattern across the façade.Save this picture!Section“The inspiration for the project is the city of São Paulo and the Brazilian people. I designed this tower to expresses the optimism, vibrant culture and dynamic possibilities of a truly pluralist people,” said architect Daniel Libeskind.Save this picture!© Ana MelloVitra features fourteen floor-through residences and a penthouse, each featuring a unique floor plan ranging in size from 6,080 to 12,325 square feet. The sun-soaked lobby features a cast-in-place concrete reception desk that is set against a floor-to-ceiling Brazilan wood wall. The pairing of concrete and warm wood is echoed throughout the building’s clean, modern interiors. Interior designer Dado Castello Branco outfitted the interiors withartworks such as “Ultramar Intervalo” by famed Rio de Janeiro artist José Bechara. The building’s amenities include a swimming pool, spa, gym, multipurpose lounge and a playroom for children.Save this picture!© Ana Mello“Vitra is a new concept in condominium residences. With its sculptured, crystalline form, it creates a new icon for the city of São Paulo”, affirms Paulo Oliveira, president of JHSF’s Incorporation business unit.Save this picture!Floor PlanSince its inception, one of the pillars of the project has been the adoption of sustainable practices. The sustainable solutions employed in Vitra include a system for rainwater collection and reuse, solar panels for heating water, the use of sustainable materials that reduce the energy consumption caused by air conditioning and elevators, energy-efficient low emissivity glass which impedes thermal transmission, intelligent building management systems and the efficient management of rubble generated during construction.Save this picture!© Ana MelloVitra is located on Rua Horácio Lafer, 500, in Itaim Bibi, one of São Paulo’s most desirable neighborhoods. Studio Libeskind received construction support from the São Paulo-based office of Pablo Slemenson, which has worked on various JHSF projects, including Parque Cidade Jardim and Praça Vila Nova.Save this picture!ElevationProject gallerySee allShow lessSee the Beauty in Programmable Materials in this Mesmerizing VideoArchitecture NewsWhy Landscape Designers Will Be Key to the Future of Our CitiesArticlesProject locationAddress:Avenida Horácio Lafer, 500 – Itaim Bibi, São Paulo – SP, 04538-082, BrazilLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/770956/vitra-studio-libeskind Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/770956/vitra-studio-libeskind Clipboard Photographs CopyApartments•São Paulo, Brazil 2015 Year: Manufacturers: Vectorworks Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Apartments “COPY” Save this picture!© Ana Mello+ 24 Share Vitra / Studio LibeskindSave this projectSaveVitra / Studio Libeskind Vitra / Studio Libeskind “COPY” CopyAbout this officeStudio LibeskindOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSão PauloBrazilPublished on July 29, 2015Cite: “Vitra / Studio Libeskind” 29 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Howard Lake | 26 May 2007 | News The Commission’s Chief Executive, Andrew Hind, said: “Trading can present real risks for charities, but it also offers significant rewards. We’ve produced this ./guidance to try and make it as easy as possible for charities looking to trade, or to set up a separate trading subsidiary, to avoid the pitfalls and reap those rewards. “Talking to charities that are already trading successfully has helped us make sure the ./guidance gives a practical approach to the real-life issues that charities might face and to help make sure that charities get the structure of their trading operations right.” “Trustees, trade and tax – how charities may lawfully trade” is available on the Commission’s website. 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. Charity Commission updates guidance on charities’ trading 23 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Trading The Charity Commission has updated its ./guidance to help trustees ensure that their charity trades effectively and within the law.The new ./guidance, “Trustees, trade and tax – how charities may lawfully trade”, has been developed in response to the Better Regulation Commission’s call for clear ./guidance on the subject. It includes input from HMRC and representatives from key charities, and reflects the latest tax and VAT position.As well as providing clear answers to the questions most commonly asked by charities, the document sets out a more flexible policy for funding and investing in trading companies. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
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Tagged with: charity of the year corporate AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Lidl raises partnership target to £1m for CLIC Sargent Advertisement 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. Photo: Europa Photography on Flickr.com 30 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Supermarket Lidl has extended its charity partnership with CLIC Sargent with a three-year commitment and a pledge to raise £1 million.Its current 15-month partnership with the cancer charity for children and young people has already raised £358,000, more than double its original target. This income was generated through activities including company donations of £20,000 on sales of mini-muffins in March, and a Christmas mini-stollen bites campaign which raised £12,000.The new three-year campaign will involve fundraising events, individual staff challenges, and donations from sales of goods.Support for fundraisingLidl UK also sponsors CLIC Sargent’s schools fundraising programme, allowing thecharity to supply fundraising materials and support to schools at no net cost.Lorraine Clifton, CLIC Sargent Chief Executive, said: “The original target was £150,000 but through determination and hard work Lidl ended up raising an incredible £358,900. We are delighted at the success so far and are very much looking forward to the next three years.” Howard Lake | 6 February 2014 | News
RSF_en News CameroonAfrica Organisation Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information News May 7, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Open letter urges President Biya to render justice to journalist who died in prison to go further May 31, 2021 Find out more News News Case against Amadou Vamoulké baseless, French lawyers tell Cameroon court Cameroonian journalist Paul Chouta sentenced and fined in defamation case Reporters Without Borders wrote today to President Paul Biya calling for exceptional measures and bold, deep-seated reforms to improve press freedom in Cameroon. The Cameroonian authorities cannot continue to take no action in response to the death two weeks ago of journalist Ngota Ngota Germain, also known as Bibi Ngota, in Yaoundé’s Kondengui prison, the letter said.Here is the letter:HE Paul BiyaPresident of the RepublicPalais de la PrésidencePlace de l’UnitéYaoundé, CameroonParis, 7 May 2010Dear President Biya,You must be aware that the death of journalist Ngota Ngota Germain, also known as Bibi Ngota, in Yaoundé’s Kondengui prison on 22 April sent shockwaves not only through the journalist community in Cameroon but also society in general and the international community.Hundreds of Cameroonian journalists gathered outside the prime minister’s office in Yaoundé on 3 May, World Press Freedom Day, to pay tribute to their deceased colleague. Several of them were roughed up by the police. When Polycarpe Essomba, a reporter for Equinoxe TV and Radio France Internationale (RFI), was manhandled and beaten, his shirt was torn and he lost his jacket, passport and money. We deplore the fact that the Cameroonian police often use force against journalists and that this peaceful sit-in was broken up in this manner.After our correspondent visited Bibi Ngota and two fellow journalists in the main Yaoundé prison, we alerted your government on 20 April to the deterioration in their state of health. We condemned their detention in collective cells and their lack of access to medicine and treatment. Nothing was done and Bibi Ngota died in detention two days later.The circumstances of his death are now a matter of dispute. Quoting from an internal report by the prison doctor, communication minister Issa Tchiroma Bakary said Bibi Ngota’s death was the result of his alleged HIV seropositivity, in particular, “from the consequences of opportunistic infections in a context in which his immune system had completely collapsed.” This is disputed by the deceased’s family and colleagues, who say they are outraged. They insist he was suffering from hypertension, asthma and a hernia for which he needed an operation, and they condemn the fact they he did not receive appropriate care.This case must obviously be treated with the utmost seriousness. It is vital that the exact causes of this journalist’s death are determined with precision. If it appears that the prison authorities were at least partly responsible for Bibi Ngota’s death, because they failed to give him the necessary treatment, we think that exemplary sanctions must be imposed. We ask you to guarantee the independence of the investigation.We also reiterate our request that Bibi Ngota’s two colleagues, Serge Sabouang, the editor of the fortnightly La Nation, and Robert Mintya, the editor of the weekly Le Devoir, who are still held in Yaoundé’s main prison, be granted a provisional release pending trial.The case of another journalist, Lewis Medjo, the editor of the weekly La Détente Libre, currently imprisoned in Douala, must also have been brought to your attention. Held since 22 September 2008 and convicted on a charge of disseminating false information, he is serving a three-year sentence. We have already had occasion to express our view that the sentence is unjust and out of all proportion to the alleged offence. This case should have been dealt with by other means than imprisonment. We therefore call on you to grant him a pardon so that he can be freed.We have for years been urging the Cameroonian authorities to follow the example of other African countries and decriminalize press offences. We ask you, through your communication minister, to support the holding of a national conference on the media in 2010. The media law must finally be modified to make it less repressive and to introduce penalties for press offences that are more appropriate and just than imprisonment. We reaffirm our desire to accompany you in this initiative by offering our expertise and our recommendations.Reporters Without Borders believes that a journalist cannot die in such circumstances in Cameroon without a strong reaction from the authorities. This tragic event must at least serve to arouse concern and foster a favourable evolution in the environment for Cameroonian journalists. We therefore urge you to undertake the exceptional measures and bold, deep-seated reforms we have outlined in order to improve press freedom in your country.As president, you have on several occasions said you would like to leave democracy as your legacy in Cameroon. In our view, today more than ever, you have an opportunity to demonstrate the firmness of your commitment to rights and freedoms.We look forward to a positive response from you to all our requests.Respectfully, CameroonAfrica Follow the news on Cameroon May 19, 2021 Find out more April 23, 2021 Find out more Jean-François JulliardSecretary-General Cameroonian reporter jailed since August, abandoned by justice system
to go further Receive email alerts News Organisation Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders wrote to Israeli defence minister Ehud Barak today calling for a thorough investigation into the circumstances in which Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured Palestinian journalist Imad Ghanem on 5 July. The cameraman, who was working for Al-Aqsa TV, the Hamas television station, lost both of his legs as a result of his injuries. “The footage filmed by the other news media present leaves little room for doubt,” the letter said. “Although Ghanem was not wearing any item of clothing with the words ‘Press’ or ‘TV’ written on it, he was carrying a TV camera and was with a large group of fellow journalists who had come to cover an Israeli army incursion into the Gaza Strip.“In response to our request for information on 6 July, the Israel Defence Forces spokesperson said ‘the images did not clearly identify the origin of the gunfire.’ Only a thorough investigation by your department could dispel this doubt. There are many witnesses who could help the investigators in their work.“The spokesperson also insisted on the difficulty of distinguishing journalists from combatants, and claimed that Ghanem was ‘working among the terrorists.’ Aside from the ambiguous nature of these allegations and regardless of what one may think of Al-Aqsa TV, the work of journalists in war zones is protected by international laws. In this particular case, Ghanem was shot twice while lying on the ground – injured and without a weapon – next to his camera.”The letter concluded: “Reporters Without Borders has registered at least nine cases of journalists being wounded by Israeli army fire since the start of the year. For the most part, they were injured by shrapnel from stun or tear grenades or by rubber bullets. While the number may be lower than in previous years, it is still nonetheless essential to carry out exhaustive investigations into all incidents involving journalists and to publish the results.” News News Follow the news on Israel Reporters Without Borders has written to Israeli defence minister Ehud Barak calling for a investigation to “dispel any doubt” about the circumstances in which Israeli soldiers fired on Palestinian journalist Imad Ghanem, a cameraman working for Al-Aqsa TV. He was shot twice while lying on the ground – injured and without a weapon – next to his camera. July 11, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for proper investigation into how Israeli soldiers shot and seriously wounded Palestinian cameraman News RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes IsraelMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en May 16, 2021 Find out more May 28, 2021 Find out more IsraelMiddle East – North Africa WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists June 3, 2021 Find out more
Top StoriesFoundation Of Supreme Court Is Much Stronger, Criticism Can Never Be Contempt: Mukul Rohatgi Submits For Rachita Taneja LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK29 Jan 2021 12:12 AMShare This – x”A criticism of the court is not contempt,” submitted Senior Advocate Mukul Rohtagi before the Supreme Court today in the contempt proceedings initiated against comic artist Rachita Taneja for her tweets against the Judiciary. “I don’t know why the Court has issued notice. The foundation of Court is much stronger,” Rohtagi submitted on behalf of comic illustrator Taneja today,…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”A criticism of the court is not contempt,” submitted Senior Advocate Mukul Rohtagi before the Supreme Court today in the contempt proceedings initiated against comic artist Rachita Taneja for her tweets against the Judiciary. “I don’t know why the Court has issued notice. The foundation of Court is much stronger,” Rohtagi submitted on behalf of comic illustrator Taneja today, indicating that a Court’s majesty cannot fall by mere criticism.Responding to his submissions, Justice Ashok Bhushan remarked, “We agree with you. But it is growing and everybody is doing it,” “Here is a girl aged 25 years. A criticism of the court is not contempt.There is a public perception why the Supreme Court has taken up the case of a journalist on vacation. A criticism of the court is not contempt”, he added, referring to the court hearing Arnab Goswami’s plea for bail on urgent basis during Diwali vacations. At this juncture, Justice MR Shah interrupted Rohatgi saying “Mr.Rohatgi, if you want to file reply, do that”. Rohtagi urged the Court to consider Taneja’s case separately from Kunal Kamra’s case. The Bench thereafter adjourned the matter for three weeks. It may be noted that the contempt case against comedian Kunal Kamra has been adjourned for two weeks, to enable the Petitioners to respond to theaffidavit filed by Kamra.The Supreme Court had issued notice to comic illustrator Rachita Taneja on December 18, 2020, on a petition seeking criminal contempt action against her over her caricatures published in ‘Sanitary Panels’ social media handles about the judiciary.The bench noted that the Attorney General has granted consent for initiating contempt action.A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and MR Shah issued notice on the petition filed by law student Aditya Kashyap.Senior Advocate PS Narasimha, appearing for the petitioner on the day of admission, stated that the tweets by Taneja were intended only to malign and scandalise the Supreme Court of India.Earlier, the Attorney General KK Venugopal had granted consent to initiate contempt proceedings against her after observing that her caricatures amounted to “shaking the public confidence in judiciary”.”The tweet is clearly calculated to undermine the public confidence in the independence and impartiality of the Supreme Court of India,” the AG had said.A Law student had thereafter moved the Supreme Court seeking initiation of criminal contempt proceedings against the comic artist.”The three alleged posts in the form of cartoons/ caricatures have shaken the public trust and confidence in the judicial system of our constitutional democracy by directly attacking and making insinuations against the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India,” the plea filed by a 5th Year law student Aditya Kashyap through Advocate Namit Saxena said.The first tweet against which the AG gave consent for contempt was an illustration of Arnab Goswami intimidating Supreme Court by stating that BJP is his “Father”. Referring to the same the Petitioner has said,”..on the face of it, the alleged contemnor has interfered with the administration of justice by portraying the Supreme Court and the current ruling party to be the father of the abovesaid journalist Mr. Arnab Goswami. This is in view to generate an impression that being the father of the said journalist, the Supreme Court was bound to grant him warmth and protection by keeping an arm around his shoulder and there was some nexus with the ruling establishment for this.”Another tweet for which the AG had granted consent refers to the Supreme Court as “Sanghi Court of India” with a saffron flag instead of the tricolour in the illustration. Referring to this the Petitioner said,”The said cartoon/caricature is highly contemptuous. The building of the Supreme Court has been drawn with the words “Sanghi Court of India”. That the very existence of this Hon’ble Court has been threatened by replacing the word ‘Supreme’ with ‘Sanghi’. That the expression ‘Sanghi’ is infact used to connote Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS). The alleged contemnor has expressed that the Supreme Court of the country is no more supreme but has transformed into a Sanghi Court. This is highly contumacious and without any basis whatsoever.”The plea further said,”That it is also noteworthy that the alleged contemnor has also replaced the national flag of the country with that of saffron flag of RSS at the helm of the building of the Apex Court of this country. This is clearly undermining the dignity of this Hon’ble Court by replacing a national emblem and is a direct assault on the independent institution of judiciary.”The third tweet alleged that there was a bargain by which the judgment pertaining to the Ram Mandir at Ayodhya was delivered to favour the BJP’s stand in exchange for a Rajya Sabha seat. Referring to this the Petitioner said,”Not only is this post extremely defamatory to the institution of judiciary but is highly contemptuous with the use of the expression ‘business’ to denote dispensation of justice and portrays the entire Supreme Court in bad light.”The law student argued that it is trite law that the law of contempt of court is not to protect the institution of judiciary but to protect rights of citizens to have an independent and fearless judiciary.Reliance is placed on the verdict in the Prashant Bhushan case, where it was held that “Indian judiciary is considered by the citizens in the country with the highest esteem. The judiciary is considered as a last hope when a citizen fails to get justice anywhere. The Supreme Court is the epitome of the Indian judiciary. An attack on the Supreme Court does not only have the effect of tending an ordinary litigant of losing the confidence in the Supreme Court but also may tend to lose the confidence in the mind of other judges in the country in its highest court.”Next Story
Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Google+ Twitter Previous articleThree due in court in connection to Mourne Antiques robberyNext articleIrish Water says supplies are being restored in Letterkenny area News Highland By News Highland – January 31, 2020 DL Debate – 24/05/21 A new grant-based incentive scheme has been launched by Donegal County Council.The Commercial Rates Incentive Scheme aims to regenerate and revitalise town and village centres by increasing the number of businesses trading in towns and villages and reduce the number of vacant commercial premises in towns and villages throughout the county.The Commercial Rates Incentive Scheme is designed to encourage new businesses to locate in commercial properties in town and village centres.The scheme should be of interest to entrepreneurs, landlords, property owners, and anyone considering setting up in business.Grants are available, subject to certain conditions, to new businesses that set up in commercial properties that have been vacant for over two years.The grant is designed to offset the Commercial Rates liability for new businesses in their first three years of trading; with a 75% reduction in Year 1, 50% reduction in Year 2, and 25% reduction in Year 3.It is hoped that the scheme will improve the commercial and retail mix in town centres and will benefit existing businesses by increasing footfall.The scheme is targeted at businesses such as shops/retail units, offices, crèches and childcare facilities, health/medical clinics, and businesses operating in the wellbeing and personal care areas.Further information and application forms are available online at donegalcoco.ie WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Council launches Commercial Rates Incentive Scheme WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest