Water under the bridge for Costain


first_imgTuesday 5 April 2011 7:42 pm Water under the bridge for Costain Tags: NULL whatsapp KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comcenter_img Show Comments ▼ Share Read This NextWATCH: Shohei Ohtani continues home run tear, Los Angeles Angels winSportsnautYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp Costain, the construction firm that walked away from Mouchel’s stonewalling after four months, has plenty to be getting on with. The firm has a forward order book worth £2.4bn, including a contract to build the first major road to cross the River Thames in 20 years. While Mouchel seems to have slipped through the net for now (Costain has reserved the right to wade in again under the rules of the City Code), analysts expect the firm to instead move its attention to picking out smaller acquisitions.Mouchel, meanwhile, is left floundering in the public sector services market alone. Both Costain and Interserve cut their offers after examining the firm’s books, and last week’s results missed forecasts that were already revised downwards. The company is also likely to sell off assets in order to meet a debt repayment in May 2012 – further distraction from the day-to-day work that Mouchel management is desperate to focus on. Mouchel needs to stage a spectacular turnaround to justify spurning two suitors that could have helped shield the firm from public sector turbulence. Only the most patient investors will stick around. last_img read more

I’d buy Aviva shares for their dividend


first_img Image source: Getty Images. 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 free copy of this special investing report now! See all posts by James J. McCombie 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 UK insurer Aviva (LSE: AV) announced during today’s third-quarter update that it is resuming dividend payments to shareholders. Investors can interpret the fact that Aviva shares will pay a 7p interim 2020 dividend in January 2021, and expect to pay a final 2020 dividend of 14p, in several ways.I could say that Aviva’s dividend has fallen by almost a third. That would be true when comparing the total expected 2020 dividend of 21p to 2018’s 30p dividend. But, if the base of the comparison is 2019’s total dividend of 15.50p, then Aviva’s 2020 dividend would be 35% higher year-on-year. It’s also worth pointing out that Aviva looked on track to pay a bigger 2019 dividend compared to 2018 before the coronavirus crisis rocked the world.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…Why did Aviva need to cut its dividend?Being an insurer, Aviva collects revenues from premiums on the policies it writes, and from selling them to reinsurers. Aviva invests in a pool of assets, which it uses, in addition to ongoing premium payments, to meet insurance claims. The viability of the business depends on many assumptions, in particular, the average number and size of payouts. If those assumptions are wrong, then the asset pool and premiums coming in might not be enough to cover policyholder insurance claims.The coronavirus crisis rendered any assumptions null and void given expectations of rising insurance claims and falling premiums. Aviva’s asset pool was expected to shrink as the stock markets crashed. An additional complication is that Aviva is subject to regulatory requirements for its liquidity and solvency position. Changes to the cash coming in and flowing out and the asset pool have the potential breach these requirements.All this combined to make 2020 a perilous year for Aviva and it had to act. The dividend cut formed part of that response and was designed to keep cash within the business. Other ongoing initiatives include a refocusing of the portfolio towards the core markets of the UK, Ireland, and Canada. Several completed and planned divestments, totalling $2bn since August, form part of that initiative. Most of that cash will go towards reducing Aviva’s debt.Aviva shares are a buy for meAviva’s management made it clear they recognise that shareholders in insurance companies like their dividends. The 7p interim dividend announced today, and the 14p expected to be announced in March next year, combine to give Aviva shares, priced around 320p, a forward dividend yield of 6.6%. That yield is above average for a FTSE 100 company.Linking the dividend to performance in Aviva’s core markets has given management enough certainty to state that ordinary dividend growth should be in the 3%–7% per year range. Aviva has coped with the crisis better than expected. In addition to the cash from divestments, operating cash generation has been impressive.I think Aviva’s dividend looks safe. What’s more, after paying down debt and getting regulatory ratios where it wants them, Aviva has earmarked excess cash for either share buybacks or special dividends. That probably won’t happen until at least 2022, but could appreciably boost the dividend yield. Investing is about looking forward and all things considered, I would buy Aviva shares for their dividend today. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. James J. McCombie 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.center_img Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. James J. McCombie | Thursday, 26th November, 2020 | More on: AV Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’d buy Aviva shares for their dividendlast_img read more

2 FTSE 250 shares to buy right now


first_img FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Wizz Air Holdings. 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. Enter Your Email Address Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 20th March, 2021 | More on: HMSO WIZZ See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment.center_img Image source: Getty Images Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 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. When looking for investments, many investors focus on the FTSE 100. I think this is a mistake. There are just as many high-quality companies to be found in the FTSE 250. With that in mind, here are two secondary index shares to buy right now based on their long-term potential.FTSE 250 bargainThe first FTSE 250 mid-cap stock I’d buy for my portfolio is Wizz Air (LSE: WIZZ). Like all airlines, this company has been significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. However, unlike other airlines, Wizz entered the crisis with a robust balance sheet, which has helped it weather the storm. 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…According to the firm’s fiscal third-quarter trading update, which covered the three months to 31 December, group revenue fell 77% year-on-year. The statutory net loss for the period was €116m but, more importantly, the organisation ended the period with cash of €1.2bn.I think this gives the business a large cushion to use to ease through the crisis. It also provides funding for the group to launch itself back into the market when the pandemic’s over. Therefore, as a recovery play, I think this is one of the best FTSE 250 shares to buy right now.However, Wizz isn’t without its risks. The airline industry is notorious for having low-profit margins and volatile profitability. The pandemic is an excellent example of how a company that was flying high can become grounded very quickly. Still, despite these headwinds and potential challenges, I’d buy the FTSE 250 stock for my portfolio today. Shares to buy right nowThe other company that’s caught my eye recently is the shopping centre owner Hammerson (LSE: HMSO). This is a recovery play, and it’s not for the faint-hearted.As shopping centre values have plunged and rents have gone uncollected over the past 12 months, commercial property landlords such as Hammerson have struggled to stay alive. I don’t think this is going to change anytime soon. I believe retail property values will remain under pressure, and so will rent collections. This implies Hammerson will have its work cut out in the near term. The most considerable risk facing the business is falling property values. If the property values continue to decline, the company may have trouble convincing lenders to maintain their support. But I’d buy the stock for its long-term potential. If the business survives the current crisis, I think the shares could rise substantially from the current level. According to the group’s final results, which were published at the beginning of March, the company’s property portfolio was worth 82p per share at the end of 2020, almost double the current share price.To put it another way, there’s a chance this FTSE 250 could double investors’ money. This is why I’m willing to overlook the enterprise’s challenges and buy the stock for my portfolio today, based on its return potential. 2 FTSE 250 shares to buy right now Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

Analysis: Leone Nakarawa drives Fiji towards World Cup


first_imgAs Stanley hits the ground, Nakarawa then rolls away from the tackle and Yato can compete for the ball:Samoa’s phase-play was stunted completely and referee JP Doyle blew up for a scrum as the ball became unplayable. Nakarawa is not afraid of adding grunt work to the glamour.Set-piece savvyThe appointment of Frans Ludeke, who won two Super Rugby titles with the Bulls between 2009 and 2010, is already showing encouraging signs.Fiji will never bludgeon to victory on the back of their scrum and lineout. That said, if they manage to garner a platform consistently, they will be an infinitely tougher proposition. In this instance, Nakarawa helped execute a set-piece neatly:Taking the throw of Koto, he transfers to Qera immediately to establish the maul:Nakarawa’s long limbs ensure the ball is a long way out of Samoa’s reach, so even though he is dragged to the floor, Fiji remain in possession:From there, they can escape the tight exchanges, spread the ball and do what they do best. Two phases later, full-back Metuisela Talebula scythes over out wide:Against England, Wales and even Australia, set-pieces will probably be something Fiji need to get over with as quickly as possible. Even so, this penalty-winning nudge at a second-half scrum did demonstrate progress:Earlier, more Nakarawa prowess had snared Fiji a fourth try.Clever and canny in attackRarely can a tight-five forward have been such a focal point for a team’s attacking approach. Here, Nakarawa took this sliced clearance to spark Fiji once more:Spinning through the tackle, Nakarawa keeps his feet, ties in two defenders and looks for support.However, he does not spot a suitable pass and opts instead to take the ball to ground and set up the ruck. Fiji recycle and probe on either side before this carry from Tikoirotuma:Nakarawa even has a role on this phase. His decoy line in front of Volavola serves to crowd the midfield and disorientate the defence just slightly:From there, he can also attend the ensuing ruck:Now this is very clever. Bending down at the breakdown, Nakarawa spots that Samoa’s fringe defence has fanned out, concerned about the threats on either flank.There is space close to the ruck, so he puts a big right mitt on the ball. Behind him, Kenatale is digging for it in a bid to release his backs:But the scrum-half is overruled by Nakarawa, who careers through:While Samoa tracked back to halt this foray, they were in disarray. Kenatale finally spins it out from the next phase and centre Gabirele Lovobalavu picks off a ragged defence:This put Fiji 24-10 up. There was still a long way for the match to run, though.Discipline lapseNakarawa only lasted the entire 80 minutes in four of his 19 PRO12 appearances over the 2014/5 campaign and he looked tired as this match went on, mirroring his country’s slow finish.With around five minutes to play, this penalty handed Samoa precious field position:Diving in at the side of the ruck to impede Cowley, Nakarawa gives referee Doyle an easy decision:Samoa kicked to the corner and eventually scored through Ioane to tie things up at 27-27. It was a shame given the quality of Nakarawa’s outing up until that point. Still, the setback represented a valuable lesson.Fiji must minimise such indiscipline. The standard of the rest of their game deserves that much.Final reminderTrue to their naturally offensive mindsets, neither nation settled for the stalemate and Nakarawa put on a final flourish:The offload did not go to hand, but did showcase Nakarawa’s vision and willing. A goose-step followed by a one-handed, American football-style quarterback pass that takes out two defenders hardly constitutes regular behaviour for a lock: Then again, Nakarawa oozes the astounding, unconventional abilities that perenially characterise Fiji. With time together, they can add collective accuracy.That makes Pool A even more deadly and ensures England, Wales and Australia can not relax. TAGS: FijiHighlight Trail of destruction: Leone Nakarawa slices through the Samoa line Forget the Rugby Championship and how the southern hemisphere giants are gearing up. Over the past fortnight, something just as significant in terms of the wider World Cup picture has been brewing.The Pacific Nations Cup provides six sides with three fixtures and a gilt-edged opportunity to gel – to galvanise God-given talent with cohesion and structure. Canada, Tonga, Japan, USA, Fiji and Samoa are all dangerous underdogs. Each one could cause an upset at rugby’s global showpiece.In precisely 52 days, Fiji get the first chance to do so in the tournament opener against England at Twickenham. This weekend in Sacramento, California – roughly 10,500 miles from Johannesburg where Richie McCaw sank the Springboks – they faced fellow South Sea Islanders Samoa.A 30-30 draw registered extremely high on the scales for entertainment, ostentatious attack and mighty collisions – three concepts synonymous with the two teams in action. Though an abdominal injury meant Fiji’s monster wing Nemani Nadolo was absent, John McKee’s men put in a fine performance.In a revelation that will come as no surprise whatsoever to fans of Glasgow Warriors, who watched the loping lock star throughout a PRO12-winning season, Leone Nakarawa was outstanding. Here is how he inspired his countrymen.Adopting patternsAs we will reinforce later, Fiji do not want for individual brilliance. Patience and accuracy are areas in which they have come unstuck in the past. For that reason, this seemingly understated phase is an important example of composed organisation:As skipper Akapusi Qera receives a pass from scrum-half Nemia Kenatale, he has support on either shoulder – hooker Sunia Koto on his right and Nakarawa on his left:This is a pattern employed by many teams and its benefits are obvious here. As Qera carries and is tackled, Samoan back-rower TJ Ioane attempts to clamp onto the ball and force a turnover.However, Nakarawa is wise to the danger and hits the ruck robustly, clearing out Ioane:Similar industry led to Nakarawa’s first try minutes later.Good things come to those who chaseWhoever lifts the Webb Ellis Cup will spend the competition punishing rivals’ mistakes. Fiji’s opening five-pointer demonstrated clinical opportunism:Isolating the moment Peceli Yato hacks the loose ball through into space, we can see that Nakarawa has also shot up out of the defensive line to capitalise on Pele Cowley‘s wayward pass:Panning out, it is possible to gauge how quickly Nakarawa catches up with Samoa second-row Teofilo Paulo and outstrips him, his long stride eating up the ground:From a reverse angle, his supporting run can be tracked. Nakarawa makes Yato’s offload look spectacular due to an intelligent line tight to his colleague and a gorgeous piece of skill – reaching behind to catch the ball one-handed is not easy:From the resulting restart, the Glasgow Warrior caused more trouble.Launching from deepDuring this clash, Fiji were typically ambitious. They often kept the ball in hand to counter from deep inside their own half. Nakarawa helped ignite one such attack following the above try:Stationed across the field from where the restart is aimed, Nakarawa does not panic. On the contrary, he relishes the responsibility. Stepping up to take Vereniki Goneva‘s pass, he draws in Paul Perez and Alofa Alofa to put Asaeli Tikoirotuma into space:Tikoirotuma makes a great deal of ground and links up with Yato and Qera inside him before Nakarawa’s intelligence and sleight of hand surface again:He slows down to pick the ball off Qera on the floor……before slipping a gut pass out the back of his left hand into the midriff of loosehead prop Peni Ravai.The body language of Kenatale suggests he is preparing to pass right into midfield. Samoa are understandably outfoxed:This maintains the pace of Fiji’s continuity and a few phases later, when they are well on the front foot, they strike:Two eye-catching off-loads from fly-half Ben Volavola and Kenatale create the score, but a pass out of contact is only as good as the support of its recipient.Nakarawa begins a long way away from the initial break……and his line is fantastically judged – as is evident from an alternative viewpoint:In a hard-hitting encounter, Nakarawa also contributed on the other side of the ball.Mucking in on defenceFiji will need leaders if they are to record more than one win at the World Cup, and this sequence outlines some decisive qualities on the part of their lanky number five:First, Nakarawa beckons Qera over from the blindside to fill the guard position as Samoa move the ball right:He then shoots up to shackle Samoa fly-half Michael Stanley, wrapping him up around the sternum to stop any potential offload: Fiji have their work cut out alongside England, Wales and Australia in Pool A of the World Cup, but Leone Nakarawa seems in the mood to inspire an upset. 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England stay on course with win over Ireland at Twickenham


first_imgMonday Feb 29, 2016 England stay on course with win over Ireland at Twickenham England kept up their good form under coach Eddie Jones with a 21-10 victory over Six Nations 2015 champions Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday. Tries from Anthony Watson and Mike Brown put them in front, after Ireland had scored through Conor Murray.Jones was pleased with the win, his first at home, as his side now top the table and remain on course to possibly pick up their first Six Nations title since 2011, and first Grand Slam since 2003.They face Wales, now second, in a crucial clash at Twickenham on March 12th, before taking on France for a possible Grand Slam opportunity in Paris a week later.“I think our performances have stepped up,” said Jones. “We were facing a better team today and we probably left 10 to 15 points out there, as we couldn’t always convert our attacking pressure. We weren’t quite sharp enough and we were letting them get a hand in at crucial times.“Vunipola was great. He just loves playing rugby. He loves the team environment and loves playing for England.”Ireland coach Joe Schmidt said that they were disappointed with the loss, ruling them out of contention.“We are frustrated not to be in the mix for the title – this defeat ended our opportunity – but the players responded well to being written off prior to the game.”ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Girls Tennis: Mayfield Ties Marymount in Matches Won, But Loses Tiebreaker in Games


first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Mayfield hoped to take momentum from Tuesday’s nonleague match with visiting Marymount into the heart of its Prep League schedule, including a match at Firebaugh this Thursday.While the Cubs won 9 matches and Marymount won 9 of its own, the Sailors took the match on the tiebreaker of games, which Marymount had a 77-73 advantage.The results seem similar each match, as Cubs’ No. 1 singles player Lauren Panajotovic won all three of her matches, but the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles continue to struggle.Panajotovic cruised 6-1, 6-2 and 6-0, while No. 2 Carly Hall did her part, taking three matches, 7-6 (7-5 tiebreaker), 6-1 and 6-3.The Cubs No. 1 doubles team of Jack Baggott and Ciara Venegas also continues their solid playing, winning two of their three matches, 6-3, 7-5 and then dropping a 6-3 decision.Mayfield will be back on the court Thursday at Firebaugh at 3:30 and the Cubs will then host Westridge next Tuesday at 3:30. Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Herbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty 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.center_img More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Sports Girls Tennis: Mayfield Ties Marymount in Matches Won, But Loses Tiebreaker in Games From STAFF REPORTS | With thanks to ARIANA Published on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | 9:25 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business Newslast_img read more

Decongesting Prisons: High Powered Committee Directs Release of UTPs Suffering From Chronic Illness on Interim Bail [Read Press Release]


first_imgNews UpdatesDecongesting Prisons: High Powered Committee Directs Release of UTPs Suffering From Chronic Illness on Interim Bail [Read Press Release] Karan Tripathi20 April 2020 5:39 AMShare This – xIn order to further the cause of decongesting the prisons as a measure against the spread of COVID19, the High Powered Committee headed by Justice Hima Kohli of the Delhi High Court has decided to release under trial prisoners suffering from certain chronic diseases on interim bail of 45 days. By an order passed on April 18, the said relaxation applies to UTPs suffering from…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?LoginIn order to further the cause of decongesting the prisons as a measure against the spread of COVID19, the High Powered Committee headed by Justice Hima Kohli of the Delhi High Court has decided to release under trial prisoners suffering from certain chronic diseases on interim bail of 45 days. By an order passed on April 18, the said relaxation applies to UTPs suffering from chronic diseases such as HIV, Cancer, Chronic Kidney Dysfunction (UTPs requiring Dialysis), Hepatitis B or C, Asthma, and TB. As per the Committee’s order, the following types of UTPs qualify for the further relaxation: Under trial prisoners (UTPs), who are suffering from above mentioned illness(es) and are in custody for three months or more, facing trial in a case which prescribes a maximum sentence of 7 years or less; Under trial prisoners (UTPs), who are suffering from above mentioned illness(es) and are in custody for a period of six months or more, facing trial in a case which prescribes a maximum sentence of 10 years or less UTPs who are suffering from above mentioned illness(es) and are in custody for a period of six months or more and facing trial in a case which prescribes punishment of 10 years upto life imprisonment and are not involved in multiple cases. However, the Committee has decided to exclude the following UTPs from the aforesaid relaxation: Those inmates who are undergoing trial for intermediary/ large quantity recovery under NDPS Act ; Those under trial prisoners who are facing trial under Section 4 & 6 of POCSO Act; Those under trial prisoners who are facing trial for offences under section 376, 376A, 376B, 376C, 376D and 376E and Acid Attack; Those UTPs who are foreign nationals ; Those under trial prisoners who are facing trial under Prevention of Corruption Act (PC Act) / PMLA, MCOCA ; and Cases investigated by CBI/ED/NIA/Special Cell of Delhi Police, Crime Branch, SFIO, Terror related Cases, cases under Anti-National Activities and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act etc As per the Committee’s order, approximately 50 UTPs who are suffering various chronic illnesses will be released in 3-4 days. In light of the relaxed criteria, DSLSA has been directed to move the applications for interim bail of UTPs falling under the said criteria. In the meeting, the High Powered Committee was also informed by the Director General of Prisons that as on today 2962 inmates/convicts/UTPs have been released on “Bail/Parole” for a period of 8 weeks. The High Powered Committee was constituted by the Delhi Government in pursuance of the direction of the Supreme Court in a suo moto matter pertaining to decongestion of prisons as a precautionary measure against COVID19.Click Here To Download Press Release[Read Press Release] Next Storylast_img read more

Stranorlar GP gives reassurances that AstraZenena is safe


first_img Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Stranorlar GP gives reassurances that AstraZenena is safe News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Twitter Facebook Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleTyres slashed on van in west DonegalNext articleGardai reissue appeal over weekend crash in east Donegal News Highland AudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – April 13, 2021 A Stranorlar GP says the on-going controversy with the AstraZenena vaccine has probably affected people’s confidence in the jab but has given reassurances that the vaccine is safe. All AstraZeneca vaccination clinics due to take place today have been cancelled following concerns over potential links between the vaccine and very rare blood clots.The AstraZeneca vaccine has now been limited to the over 60 age group.Dr Denis McCauley who’s Chair of the GP Committee of the Irish Medical Organisation says so far, the majority of people presenting at his practice are willing to get the jab regardless:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/mccauleylong.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more

Russia’s Lukoil awarded stake in ADNOC’s Ghasha concession


first_imgThe Ghasha gas project is expected to have production capacity of over 40 million cubic meters per day of natural gas and 120,000 barrels per day of crude oil and gas condensate Image: The agreement was signed by Vagit Alekperov, President of PJSC LUKOIL, and Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Group CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). Photo courtesy of LUKOIL. Russian energy firm PJSC Lukoil has reached a concession agreement with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) for a 5% stake in the Ghasha ultra-sour gas concession offshore Abu Dhabi.The Ghasha gas project involves the development of previously undeveloped deposits of gas, oil and gas condensate as part of nine shallow fields in the Arabian Gulf west of Abu Dhabi.Through the stake, the Russian company joins Eni (25%), Wintershall Dea (10%) and OMV (5%) as ADNOC’s partners in the sour gas concession.The project is expected to have a production capacity of over 40 million cubic meters per day of natural gas and 120,000 barrels per day of crude oil and gas condensate.Lukoil president Vagit Alekperov said: “The development of the Ghasha concession is the first LUKOIL project in the UAE and we are pleased to partner with ADNOC and cooperate with RDIF in this project. LUKOIL has extensive experience in offshore fields, both independently and in consortia with other major international companies.“We are glad to enter the project in the UAE with such a significant resource base and with such experienced partners. Joining this project is fully consistent with our strategy.”ADNOC, Lukoil and RDIF sign framework agreementA framework agreement has also been signed by ADNOC, Lukoil and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) to explore potential future cooperation in relation to the Ghasha concession.ADNOC Group CEO Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber said: “We are very pleased to partner with LUKOIL on this crucial project, which also marks the first time that we partner with a Russian energy company across our full value chain.“LUKOIL joins our other value-add partners on the Ghasha concession, which is integral to our objective of enabling gas-self sufficiency for the UAE.“The transaction is consistent with ADNOC’s targeted approach to engage with strategic partners that contribute the right combination of best-in-class expertise and advanced technology, market access or capital to unlock maximum value from Abu Dhabi’s resources for our mutual benefit while delivering the greatest possible returns to the UAE.”Last year, Austrian oil and gas firm OMV was awarded a 5% stake in the Ghasha concession from ADNOC.The Ghasha ultra sour gas project involves the development of the Hail, Ghasha, Dalma, Nasr, Sarb and Mubarraz sour gas fields.last_img read more

Access to energy is still the priority in developing countries – not climate change, says industry veteran


first_imgWhy access to energy is still an important priority in developing countriesBrinded, a former executive board member at Royal Dutch Shell who was president of the UK-based Energy Institute professional body from 2017 to 2019, told the organisation’s IP Week industry conference in London that affordable and reliable energy had been a “major transforming force for good and progress in the world over the past 100 years”.“During my lifetime, life expectancy has risen by 50% from 48 to 72 globally,” the 66-year-old said.Former Energy Institute president Malcolm Brinded speaking at IP Week in London (Credit: Twitter/Energy Institute)“This is driven by reductions in hunger, progress in medicine, but underpinning that is economic growth – and underpinning economic growth is affordable and reliable energy.“And that’s what’s transformed our standard of life, health and human happiness.“But global use of energy remains incredibly unequal. Three-times as much energy per head is consumed in the OECD as the non-OECD world.“People in the USA each use 10-times as much energy as people in India. And that’s 30-times as much as the 170 million people in Bangladesh, and hundreds of millions in Africa.“So as we think about the huge changes in the global energy system needed to address what is clearly a climate emergency, we have to recognise the very important principle of shared, very differentiated responsibility to take action quickly on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.“A lot of the discussion we tend to hear is very much from an OECD perspective. The reductions required in the developed world are massive and urgent, which is why commitments to net zero by countries and companies are so important both practically and from a global equity perspective.“But for many lower and middle-income countries, unsurprisingly, that priority at the moment is less about reducing emissions and much more about providing access to affordable energy.” An estimated three billion have no access to clean cooking facilities, according to the 2019 Energy Progress Report (Credit: Flickr/Karan Singh Rathore; www.sanjhi.org) While the world seeks solutions to stem the tide of rising emissions, the wealthiest nations mustn’t forget that developing countries are still tussling with the issue of people gaining access to energy in the first place.That’s the view of former Shell executive Malcolm Brinded, who believes much of the climate change discussion comes from the perspective of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), whose 36 members are from developed nations predominantly in North America and Europe.While their energy policies often focus on replacing fossil fuels with renewables, countries in regions such as Africa and Asia have different priorities to reduce fuel poverty. Countries in the OECD can take for granted the fact they have access to affordable and reliable energy, but hundreds of millions in Africa and Asia are still without clean cooking facilities Climate change is one of just two emergenciesAccording to the 2019 Energy Progress Report compiled by multiple international agencies including the UN and International Energy Agency, there are still 840 million people without any power at all in the world.It also found that three billion have no access to clean cooking facilities, with many preparing food on open fires of animal dung, wood and charcoal – mostly inside their homes.Common theory has suggested each person needs 100 gigajoules of energy per year in order to achieve a high standard of human development – but Brinded said six billion consume below this amount.“So the world actually has two emergencies – one on climate and another one on access to energy,” he added.“It’s very important to think about how we can actually deliver and address both those challenges.“They are daunting but I’m an optimist about the pace of technological change, the astonishing progress in driving down the cost of renewables and the revolution in shale gas – which is now producing well over 15 million barrels of oil equivalent per day just from the US alone, and displacing coal around the world.“Such unexpectedly fast progress gives me hope for the future, but it’s also changing the geography of energy production and trade much quicker than was previously expected.“So we can be sure the race to address both the climate and access to energy emergencies, together with the ever-more rapid progress in technology, will lead to seismic shifts in economic and geopolitical power.” Regional differences in energy transition needs greater considerationThe so-called energy transition is a topic that has grabbed the entire industry’s attention as a combination of wind, solar and hydro take on an increasingly important role alongside traditional sources like oil, natural gas and coal.But in some parts of the world, a diverse energy mix is a relatively alien concept.Speaking at IP Week, Dr Carole Nakhle, an energy economist who is the founder and CEO of London-based consultancy Crystol Energy, pointed out how many parts of the Middle East and Africa are powered by only oil and gas, which are also the backbones of their economies.Crystol Energy CEO and founder Dr Carole Nakhle speaking at IP Week in London (Credit: Twitter/Energy Institute)She said: “If these countries are going to implement the definition of the energy transition as we have in Europe or the rest of the OECD, this means they’re going to have to invest significantly in renewable energy and nuclear power.“For me, it’s quite a simple equation as the more revenues they’ll need to generate from oil and gas in order to invest in these technologies.“It would be very misleading to say everyone is in the same boat. Of course, we’re all facing the same challenges but our interpretation of what should be done is quite different from one region to another.”last_img read more