Businesses can’t blame it all on weatherman

first_imgSunday 30 January 2011 10:31 pm WON’T blame it on myself, I’ll blame it on the weatherman”. So sang rubbish Irish girl group B*Witched in their 1999 number one hit. Over a decade later business leaders are following their lead.In December it snowed in the UK. In January we heard that people bought fewer Airfix models and drank less beer. Nationwide fourth quarter retail sales were flat, representing the worst Christmas showing on record, apparently because of the weather. I can’t help but suspect some businesses are leaning a bit too heavily on this excuse. Even with the snow effect, what happened to the expected uptick in retail ahead of the January VAT rise? Did we over-estimate the strength of the recovery to start with? Or what?To be fair, it was particularly cold in December, and parts of the country shut down completely, but we’re not talking about a natural disaster here. After a few days the snow melted and we were back to normal. And the quarter is still three months long. A natural disaster has a more permanent effect – altering the productive capacity of the country affected. Australia’s floods washed away crops, closed mines, ruined homes, business premises, roads and railways. Reconstruction will cost vast amounts of money and will require extra tax to pay for it. Notwithstanding the death toll and the human impact on those left to rebuild, the floods are estimated to trim Australia’s growth by half a percentage point this year.Compare that to the UK. A few days of snow turned an expected fourth quarter growth story into headlines of the economy actually shrinking by 0.5 per cent. The Office of National Statistics stopped short of blaming it all on the white stuff, adding that the figure was “significantly affected” by weather – it said it knocked 0.5 percentage points off GDP. The test comes with indicators that fall outside the environmental effects. For instance, December mortgage approvals fell to a two-year low. Surely that’s nothing to do with snow?And consumer confidence in January was the lowest in two years. If we really did see a big impact from the weather, the figures will rebound instantly. And it will be interesting to see how much of the leftover demand will appear in January’s retail figures. B*Witched never had another number one after they blamed it on the weatherman. Businesses take note.Rebecca Meehan is an anchor at CNBC Businesses can’t blame it all on weatherman whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepedia whatsapp Tags: NULL Share KCS-content Show Comments ▼ last_img read more

MCB Group Limited ( Q32007 Interim Report

first_imgMCB Group Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2007 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about MCB Group Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MCB Group Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MCB Group Limited (  2007 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileMCB Group Limited is a financial holdings company that, together with the several subsidiaries running under it, operates in three clusters; banking, non-banking financial and other investments. The non-banking financial sector is involved in factoring and leasing while the MCB Capital Markets Limited offers services such as corporate finance advisory, asset management, stockbroking, private equity and registry. The Group also assists micro and small entrepreneurs. The services offered by the company include, offers current, savings, and foreign currency accounts; fixed and term deposits; personal, educational, motor, green, and housing loans; term loans; and working capital finance, term funding¸ structured finance, private equity finance, and leasing services, as well as credit and prepaid cards. MCB Group Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

‘Trade of the decade’: why UK value stocks may be the best investment for 2021.

first_img‘Trade of the decade’: why UK value stocks may be the best investment for 2021. Matthew Dumigan | Saturday, 27th March, 2021 Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Enter Your Email Address 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. 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When it comes to identifying the best shares to buy and hold for the long term, there are a few things I need to consider.Do I want to target to growth stocks? Do I want to invest for income? Or do I want to implement a value investing strategy?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…You may be asking why such questions are even necessary, but it’s often been the case that different periods in the market yield varying degrees of success for value and growth stocks.For example, growth investing has long been thought to be a superior strategy to value investing. Will it stay that way forever?The appeal of UK value stocksWell, nobody can answer that question for sure. Nevertheless, last week, a Financial Times article outlined why UK value stocks could be the trade of the decade.After the outbreak of Covid-19 and Brexit uncertainly, the article points out that many British stocks are compelling. That’s even after the rebound.What is more, as many of their US counterparts led a strong bounce back, UK shares were seemingly left behind.While concerns such as Covid-19 and Brexit remain tangible risks even today, my focus is on the long-term outlook. A combination of the mass rollout of vaccination programmes and post-Brexit trade deals leads me to believe that in the long run, UK equities should remain an appealing proposition.  With valuations comparably lower relative to other developed world markets, UK value stocks could present a lucrative opportunity for me to realise some serious gains over the coming decades.What should I be looking out for?Deciding to implement a value investing strategy is the easy part. Next, I need to determine which UK stocks satisfy the criteria and represent worthwhile investments.In most cases, this means looking out for companies whose share prices represent a bargain.That’s not to say that I should be buying shares simply because the company’s valuation has fallen. After all, a company may be in serious trouble and in danger of going bust.Rather, I need to be on the hunt for companies whose shares appear to be trading below their intrinsic value.With that in mind, I pay close attention to key metrics such as the price-to-earnings ratio (P/E), debt-to-equity ratio (D/E), and the price-to-book ratio (P/B).Studying each of these measurements should enable me to paint a clear picture of whether the market appears to have undervalued a certain stock.One UK stock on my watchlistIn my eyes, one British company that satisfies this criteria is Aviva. The multinational insurance company trades on a forward P/E ratio of around 7 and boasts an attractive dividend yield of 6.8%.Making significant headway in its strategic restructuring, the company beat last year’s market expectations in what was a successful 2020. As such, the company appears well-positioned to carry this momentum forward throughout 2021.That said, as my colleague Edward Sheldon points out, Aviva lacks a clear competitive advantage, which could inhibit its ability to outperform its competitors over the long term.On the whole, however, Aviva shares appear undervalued in my eyes, explaining why they’re firmly on my watchlist of UK value stocks to buy. Matthew Dumigan 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Matthew Dumiganlast_img read more

Western New York: Randolph church responds to vandalism with grace

first_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Judy Dillon says: Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Lance Woodruff says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Collierville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit an Event Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Pittsburgh, PA May 22, 2013 at 6:49 pm What a loving, immediate and practical response to a terrible message from an unknown communicator. Prayerful thanks to Rev. Tom Broad, the parish and people of Grace Church and the wider community., and prayers for the potential suicide himself/herself. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs July 9, 2013 at 5:20 pm Well done. I might have invited the person who left the message to come by. May 23, 2013 at 9:22 am We never know how we might be called to proclaim God’s Grace! Thanks for the example. The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Martinsville, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Comments (4) Submit a Press Release Press Release Service TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Job Listingcenter_img Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Smithfield, NC By diocesan staffPosted May 22, 2013 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Richard Bidwell says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Rev. Harry L. Knisely says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Western New York: Randolph church responds to vandalism with grace Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET [Diocese of Western New York] Residents of Randolph, New York, awoke May 20 to a village-wide rash of vandalism. Buildings had been spray painted with graffiti — some malicious and some an apparent cry for help.Across the side of Grace Episcopal Church was painted a question of the second type: “Can I still get to heaven if I kill myself?”As the Cattaraugus Sherriff’s Department spent the day investigating, the Rev. Tom Broad, Grace Church’s priest, pondered what the church’s immediate response might be. His idea was an unconventional one.After conferring with two of the church’s lay leaders, he borrowed a can of spray paint from a neighbor and added the church’s reply: “God loves you with no exceptions!”The question is a very real one in this town that has had its share of teen suicides. According to the CDC’s National Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey (YRBS) 2011 survey, 19.3% of female respondents and 12.5% of male respondents seriously considered attempting suicide in the 12-month period preceding the survey. The YRBS monitors priority health risk behaviors thatcontribute to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth and adults in the United States. The national YRBS is conducted every two years during the spring semester and provides data representative of 9th through 12th grade students in public and private schools throughout the United States. 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There definitely ARE helpful and safe medications available, and I pray all individuals suffering from depression will seek professional help. I did. I’ve been taking anti-depressants since 1976. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Bath, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Albany, NY Comments are closed. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, ILlast_img read more

House of Sieves / Francisco Cadau

first_imgSave this picture!© Gustavo Sosa Pinilla+ 25 Share 2003 Year:  Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Francisco Cadau Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Gustavo Sosa Pinilla, Courtesy of Francisco Cadau oficina de arquitecturaCollaborator:Emiliano GonzalezStructure:Francisco Cadau oficina de arquitecturaSite Management:Francisco CadauCity:CampanaCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Francisco Cadau oficina de arquitecturaText description provided by the architects. The project stands on a lot facing south containing a garden on the center of the block.Save this picture!© Gustavo Sosa PinillaIts parcel is next to Rivadavia Avenue, the main axis of the city and, hereabout, an area characterized by schools and stores during the day and discotheques at night.Save this picture!© Gustavo Sosa PinillaThe building of the former cinema, which stands as a reference on the city, borders the parcel at its end. On its twelve meters high party wall, the garden climbs up with a vine and redefines the existing limits of the patio.At home, on the street, a series of sieves soften the light, the winds and filters the noise and the views, mediating the relationship with the public space.Save this picture!Courtesy of Francisco Cadau oficina de arquitecturaThe sieves, made of brick, rise to the height of the upper deck, materializing the limits of the patio while pairing with the scale of the old cinema.Save this picture!© Gustavo Sosa PinillaInside the courtyard, the suspended stair-studio qualifies its surrounding space, organizing entrances and suggesting a promenade of the void from the interior. The relation between the volume and the perimeter of sieves virtualizes a succession of places within the patio’s continuous space that communicates with the garden through a semi-covered crossing space.Save this picture!SectionThe structure made of compounded standardized profiles, lifts and frames the brick sieves, walls and precast slabs.Save this picture!Courtesy of Francisco Cadau oficina de arquitecturaThe sieves continue onto the party walls and reappear at the garden, on the sides of the gallery and the terrace, forming a continuous envelope with variations of density.Save this picture!Courtesy of Francisco Cadau oficina de arquitecturaOnce inside the brick envelope, the system of openings and plywood paneling solves simultaneously interior partitions, furniture, roof’s structure, and gives closure to the interior of the garden and the front yard.Project gallerySee allShow lessRenovation of an Industrial Building into a Single Family House / Guim Costa Calsami…Selected ProjectsTwenty Years Later, What Rural Studio Continues to Teach Us About Good DesignArticles Share “COPY” “COPY” CopyHouses•Campana, Argentina Argentina ArchDaily Area:  300 m² Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Photographs 2003 House of Sieves / Francisco Cadau House of Sieves / Francisco CadauSave this projectSaveHouse of Sieves / Francisco Cadau CopyAbout this officeFrancisco CadauOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCampanaHousesArgentinaPublished on May 13, 2014Cite: “House of Sieves / Francisco Cadau” 13 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore 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 streamlast_img read more

Next season’s QB race begins as spring practice gets underway

first_imgDespite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech Linkedin Previous articleWomen’s golf’s Bruner sets record at ICON InvitationalNext articleSGA pushes to reduce stigma around mental health Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter ReddIt TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Colin Post Colin Post Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Facebook Colin Post printGraduate transfer from Kansas State Alex Delton is among four players competing for TCU’s starting quarterback job. Photo by Heesoo Yang.With four potential starters with collegiate talent, the biggest question mark for TCU football in the offseason is the quarterback situation, a tough decision that head coach Gary Patterson has yet to make as spring practices started this week. “Oh no,” Patterson said Sunday about whether or not he had chosen a starting quarterback. “Really, I like the way all of them—Justin [Rogers], Alex [Delton], Max [Duggan]—really, I like the way all of them are throwing the ball right now.”Patterson pointed out the group’s attention to detail, something he thinks was missing last year. Rogers, perhaps the most highly-anticipated of the bunch, is a redshirt freshman who only saw two snaps in his first season in Fort Worth. Ranked as the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback coming out of high school, Rogers struggled with a significant knee injury last season that prevented him from seeing hardly any time on the field.Justin Rogers saw only two snaps for the Horned Frogs in 2018 due to a serious knee injury. Photo by Heesoo Yang.“He’s not ready to probably scrimmage,” Patterson said of Rogers. “He’s frustrated, but he’ll be okay. He’s got four years to do what he needs to do.”  The most experienced of the four, Delton is a graduate transfer from Kansas State. The Hays, Kansas, native played four years for the Wildcats and was named a team captain during his time at KSU. His best year came in 2017 when he threw for 637 yards and gained 500 more on the ground. Patterson said that his experience has allowed him to adjust to the team faster than others.On the other end of the experience spectrum is Duggan, who graduated from high school in the winter and joined the Horned Frogs in January. A four-year starter in high school, he was named the 2018 Iowa State Gatorade Player of the Year.True freshman Max Duggan is the youngest of the players competing for the starting quarterback job. Photo by Heesoo Yang.“To be honest with you, I think Max [Duggan] has handled it well,” Patterson said. “He’s a competitor.”The final candidate is Mike Collins, who appeared in nine games for TCU in 2018. Collins entered for the Horned Frogs midway through their matchup with Oklahoma in place of starting quarterback Shawn Robinson. He went on to start four games for TCU before injuring his right leg against Baylor and missing the rest of the season.The junior has not started practicing with the teambecause of surgery on his right leg, but Patterson said that he looks forwardto the signal caller’s return.In the end, the guy who wins the starting job will bethe guy who walks on the field “and the rest of the offense gets better,”Patterson said. Turpin may be eligible for TCU’s Pro DayPatterson also talked about former TCU wide receiver KaVontae Turpin after practice Sunday. Turpin was leading the nation in punt return yards and had caught three receiving touchdowns in 2018 before he was arrested on October 21 on a charge of assault on a family member.Former TCU wide receiver KaVontae Turpin may be able to run for TCU at their pro day on March 29 to keep his NFL hopes alive. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.Two days later, TCU announced that Turpin had been dismissed from the team. Sunday, Patterson said that Turpin will be allowed to run for the Horned Frogs at their pro day on March 29 if he resolves his legal issues.“I love Turpin. He’s one of ours,” Patterson said. “You love him to death, but all those questions got to get answered before we can say ‘yes’ or ‘no.’”TCU opens their season on Aug. 31 against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. + posts First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. Colin Post Colin Post ReddIt Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Facebook Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Twitterlast_img read more

Taoiseach launches new economic plan, saying 2014 is ‘year of jobs’

first_img Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Google+ By News Highland – December 17, 2013 Twitter Pinterest Taoiseach launches new economic plan, saying 2014 is ‘year of jobs’ 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Google+center_img News Facebook Twitter Previous articleMailey to stay at HarpsNext articleCouncil warning after couple attempt rent scam in Letterkenny area News Highland LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton WhatsApp Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme The Taoiseach says 2014 will be the year of jobs as the coalition plans to restore employment to Celtic Tiger levels of more than 2.1 million by 2020.A new post-bailout economic plan has been unveiled that promises no income tax hikes between now and the end of the decade.The plan says austerity will end in 2015 but “budgetary rigours” must be maintained.Finance Minister Michael Noonan says the adjustment target for 2015 remains at ¬ 2 billion but there is some material around suggesting it could be less.Enda Kenny says anything that can be done will be done to help our recovery in the labour market. The government has launched its new medium term economic strategy, “A Strategy for Growth”.The plan begins next year and will see policies up to 2020.And Enda Kenny says while tough choices remain this is a plan for growth and jobs.”it is about staying the course, it’s about suing the opportunities that are now possible to speed up recovery” he said.”It is a roadmap for the Irish economy, for the years out as far as 2020″.”It will provide certainty for the Irish people and for investors in our country; it outlines the targets that the government must meet so that we can get Ireland working again” he added. Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota last_img read more

Councillor says Mica panel’s work doomed to fail as remit is too narrow

first_img WhatsApp Previous articlePearse Doherty predicts collapse of government within 18 monthsNext articleAffidea plan to provide private Urgent Care Centre in Letterkenny admin By admin – May 12, 2016 Google+ Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic The Mica Expert Panel are in Donegal meeting with those affected by defective MICA blocks but a Councillor says their work is doomed to fail as their remit is to narrow.Patrick McGowan was speaking after the panel met with councillors in Lifford today .Thousands of homeowners in Donegal are thought to be affected by defective MICA blocks which is causing homes to crack and crumbleCouncillor McGowan said the panel is only looking at technical solutions to the problem which does not go far enough:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twittercenter_img Pinterest Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Councillor says Mica panel’s work doomed to fail as remit is too narrow 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal last_img read more

“Farmers’ Acts Anti Farmer & Anti-Agriculturist”: DMK MP Tiruchi Siva Moves SC Against News Farmers’ Acts

first_imgTop Stories”Farmers’ Acts Anti Farmer & Anti-Agriculturist”: DMK MP Tiruchi Siva Moves SC Against News Farmers’ Acts Sanya Talwar30 Sep 2020 8:11 PMShare This – xTiruchi Siva, Member of Parliament (DMK) has moved the Supreme Court challenging three controversial enactments, the Farmers’ (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 (Act 20 of 2020), the Farmers’ Produce Trade And Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020 (Act 21 of 2020) and the Essential commodities (Amendment )Act 2020 (Act 21…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?LoginTiruchi Siva, Member of Parliament (DMK) has moved the Supreme Court challenging three controversial enactments, the Farmers’ (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 (Act 20 of 2020), the Farmers’ Produce Trade And Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020 (Act 21 of 2020) and the Essential commodities (Amendment )Act 2020 (Act 21 of 2020).Settled by Senior Advocate Mr P. Wilson, the petition is filed through Mr D Kumanan, Advocate ( Partner- Lawmen and White) on Record stating that the impugned Acts attack the very foundation of the agricultural fabric of the country that was built to safeguard the interests of the farmers and not leave them at the mercy of the new era of privatisation.Elaborating on the repercussions of the said enactments looming large, the writ petition states that impugned Acts will now create an alternative that’s outside the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC), which could result in two perverse consequences. “One is that the APMC continues to set the reference price which will make no sense because if the private players still look to the APMC for a reference price, then the whole idea of getting rid of the inefficient APMC doesn’t hold. Furthermore, Large-scale trade outside the mandi is bound to happen because new players will prefer to trade outside the mandi where they don’t have to pay charges. APMC traders too might now prefer to operate outside the mandi for the same reason,” the petition reads.Delving upon the alleged unconstitutionality of the acts, the petitioner has averred that the Parliament has acted ultra vires of Article 246 of the Constitution by legislating the Acts the subjects related to agriculture are covered under Entry 14,18, 28, 30, 46, 47, 48 of List II, under the seventh schedule and thus, it is the State that has the legislative competence to draft policies or enact any law, with respect to the agricultural fabric of the country.The Parliament has acted ultra vires of Article 246 by legislating the Farmers’ (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, the Farmers’ Produce Trade And Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, since the same are not within its legislative competence under Lists I and III of Schedule VII of the Constitution. “…. the basic fabric of federalism unites the Union and different States within an overarching political system in such a way so as to allow each to maintain its own fundamental political integrity. Therefore, the federal structure of our democracy cannot be permitted to be destroyed by the Union Legislature blatantly encroaching into matters purely within the domain of the State Legislatures,” the plea reads.Further, it is contended that essentially the Acts aim to take away the basic rights and safeguards that have been provided to the farmers on the subject of agriculture, like APMC Acts, and places the farmers “at the mercy of big corporate entities”, by taking away the provision of Minimum Support Price and opening up the Mandi’s to be controlled by the private players.Inter alia, it has been stated that the acts are “anti farmer and anti-agriculturists”, bought out with the sole intention to benefit few corporations who are close to the corridors of power.”These Acts would pave way for cartelisation and commercialisation of the agricultural produces and if allowed to stand, are going to ruin India as the corporates can, with one stroke, export our agricultural produce without any regulation, and may even result in famines. Very soon, the country which fought for its independence from the British will have to wage war to free itself from the clutches of crony capitalism”- Excerpt of PleaIn this context, the plea seeks issuance of directions for declaration of the provisions of the Acts unconstitutional, illegal and void.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

Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday 31st May

first_img Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday 31st May Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday 31st May:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsAppcenter_img By News Highland – May 31, 2018 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleBusiness owners along proposed A2 route voice concernsNext articleHighland’s Farming News – Thursday 31st May News Highland Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+last_img read more