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Edward Sheldon, CFA | Thursday, 8th October, 2020 | More on: TSCO Image source: The Motley Fool See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA Warren Buffett once bought Tesco (LSE: TSCO) shares for his investment company, Berkshire Hathaway. It was an expensive mistake. He eventually sold the shares. But not before losing hundreds of millions of dollars on the stock.Would Buffett be interested in Tesco shares today? I doubt it. The company has come a long way in recent years. However, it’s still not the kind of high-quality company that Buffett goes for. 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He likes businesses that can generate a high return on the money put into the business. Profitability can be measured with ratios such as return on capital employed (ROCE) and return on equity (ROE). The higher a company’s profitability, the more money it will have to reinvest for future growth, and reward shareholders.Tesco’s ROCE is quite poor. Over the last five years, it has averaged just 6.3%. That means it’s not very profitable. By contrast, Unilever – which Warren Buffett tried to buy a few years ago – has averaged a ROCE of 23.8% over the last five years. Meanwhile, Apple, which is Warren Buffett’s top holding, has averaged a ROCE of 27.4%.Buffett hates debtBuffett also likes companies that have strong balance sheets. He doesn’t like a lot of debt on the books. Debt makes a company more vulnerable during challenging periods.In Tesco’s half-year results yesterday, the company advised that it had net debt of £12.5bn at 29 August. That’s quite high. By contrast, total equity was £12.2bn.It’s worth pointing out that according to Stockopedia, Tesco has a Altman Z2 score (this measures financial health) of 0.69. This indicates a ‘serious risk of financial distress’ within the next two years.Tesco shares: Buffett would say noFinally, Buffett likes value. Currently, Tesco shares sport a forward-looking P/E ratio of 15.8. That’s not particularly high, however, it’s also not a bargain valuation. It’s in line with the P/E ratio of the FTSE 100 index. I don’t think Buffett would get excited about that valuation.All things considered, I’m pretty sure Warren Buffett would put Tesco shares in his ‘No’ pile today. Tesco simply just isn’t a high-quality business.Tesco is in my ‘No’ pile, too. I think there are much better stocks to buy today. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Edward Sheldon owns shares in Unilever and Apple. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Apple. 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LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Click here to find out where to buy Rugby World Or perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. [imagebrowser id=15]THE 2011 World Cup is now just weeks away and the new issue of Rugby World has everything you need to get into the spirit of the event. There are interviews with the star players, a look back at the 1987 tournament and debates on rugby’s big issues. Check out our contents for all the info…———————————————————————————————————————————————–Forwards…Jonny Wilkinson reveals how hard he’s working to ensure he plays for England in the World Cup30 minutes with Matt StevensRoss Ford says Scotland are looking to rectify their Six Nations mistakes this monthAfter an injury lay-off Shane Williams can’t wait to play his part in Wales’ warm-up TestsJamie Heaslip on this month’s TestsChris Ashton – England’s wing is feeling the pressure of RWC selectionSam Warburton – The flanker takes you inside Wales’ Polish training campAl Kellock – A return to New Zealand is top of the Scotland lock’s agendaSpotlights…Toby Flood – The fly-half was a sub at the previous World Cup but is the main man in 2011. Paul Morgan meets himTavis Knoyle – The Wales scrum-half has taken an unusual path to professional rugby, as Sarah Mockford discoversCian Healy – Have Ireland learned the lessons of their 2007 World Cup disaster? Katie Field checks their progressJohn Barclay – Katie Field discusses birthday plans and World Cup dreams and dramas with Scotland’s star opensideCentres…England – Ben Foden on the highs and the lows that have shaped him as both a player and a personWales – Will this be the year No 8 Ryan Jones finally gets to represent his country at a World Cup?Scotland – Scottish lock Richie Gray has risen to stardom quicker than he could ever have imaginedIreland – After a frustrating year, lock colossus Paul O’Connell is timing his return to perfection Technical Zone – Want to stop dropping the ball? Here are some top tipsMini Rugby – Get your minis catching and passing with rugby frisbeeFitness Zone – Wrestle with James Haskell and fine-tune your fitnessTonga – We discover the many sides of Northampton and Tonga’s star prop Soane Tonga’uihaThe Big Debate – Will New Zealand choke again? Neil de Kock v Sean FitzpatrickStephen Jones – Just who is to blame for the headlines damaging rugby?France – Outspoken forward Sébastien Chabal will turn heads whether he makes the World Cup or notBath – Experience some front-row banter with Duncan Bell, David Barnes and David FlatmanNew Zealand – Sonny Bill Williams has played rugby in both Australia and France. What can he do at home?Super 15 – Relive the Reds’ triumph and find out how they won1987 World Cup – The first global event was a far cry from what we know todayAustralia – He’s only 28, but Matt Giteau is now one of the experienced heads in a young Wallaby teamThe Tourist – We take a look round Dublin’s award-winning Aviva Stadium ahead of Ireland v EnglandRising Star – Former “big fat blob” Ben Morgan is catching the eye of Wales and England selectorsLeeds Carnegie – James Tincknell has recovered from a horrific car crash to reignite his rugby dreamsBacks…Naked Truth – England centre Riki Flutey on his rugby educationArmchair Zone – The latest books and productsTour Tale – Don’t mess with this prop!———————————————————————————————————————————————–Click here to subscribe to Rugby World
Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Press Release Service Episcopal Office of Public Affairs Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books During their meeting April 29-30, 2019 at First United Methodist Church in Austin, Texas, the members of The Episcopal Church – United Methodist Dialogue Committee agreed to send a resolution for full communion to be considered by the Council of Bishops and for possible consideration by the 2020 General Conference of The United Methodist Church.“We acknowledge that the decisions of the 2019 Special Session of the United Methodist General Conference have deepened divisions within The UMC and introduced sharp and as yet unanswered questions about the prospects for full communion between our churches,” the members said in a statement released today. “And yet, we believe that what we are experiencing in the various crises of our denominational life is the birth pangs of something remarkable, something new. We believe that the forces of polarization, mistrust, and animosity in our society and in our ecclesial life will not have the last word.”Below is the full statement from the Committee.The members of The Episcopal Church – United Methodist Dialogue Committee met together April 29-30, 2019 at First United Methodist Church, Austin in Austin, TX. Since its beginning in 2002, this dialogue committee has been seeking to discern God’s will regarding how our churches might embody a new kind of public witness to the unity of Christ’s body. These talks have continued for more than 80 years through many national and ecclesial challenges. By confronting serious matters of theological distinction as well as historical challenges related to race, class and the hardening of denominational identities, the members of this dialogue committee in its various rounds have held out hope that the people called Methodists and the Episcopal branch of the Jesus movement might embrace one another in the fellowship of communion, publicly acknowledging our mutual sharing in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and formally recognizing one another’s members, ordained ministries, and sacraments.In Austin we decided through deep and honest conversation to continue on this path toward full communion by submitting a resolution to that effect to be considered by the United Methodist Council of Bishops and potentially forwarded to the United Methodist General Conference in May 2020. We do not make this decision naively and are fully cognizant of the hard realities our churches face. We feel the pain and inexpressible weight of discrimination that is the burden of LGBTQ Christians whose lives are so often objectified, debated, dismissed. We acknowledge that the decisions of the 2019 Special Session of the United Methodist General Conference have deepened divisions within The UMC and introduced sharp and as yet unanswered questions about the prospects for full communion between our churches. The road map to unity between our denominations looks different now than it did two years ago when we first introduced “A Gift to the World” to our churches.And yet, we believe that what we are experiencing in the various crises of our denominational life is the birth pangs of something remarkable, something new. We believe that the forces of polarization, mistrust, and animosity in our society and in our ecclesial life will not have the last word. There is a future with hope for unity in mission and ministry for the Body of Christ that has yet to be revealed. The work of this dialogue committee seeks to heal, in some small way, one division within the context of a whole world in need of healing and reconciliation. We desire as a dialogue committee to take the next faithful step in this journey, trusting in the God who alone holds the future and who may yet be calling us to something bigger and grander than we have imagined.There are more decisions to come. The dialogue committee is not done discussing the possible futures for United Methodist-Episcopal unity. Yet in this moment we desire to stay on this road together, walking with one another in our joys and triumphs as well as our struggles and imperfections. We hope you will join us in this ongoing journey of discernment and hope.United Methodist Committee Members: Bishop Gregory Palmer, co-chair; Rev. Dr. James Howell; Rev. Dr. Pamela Lightsey; Rev. Ginger Gaines-Cirelli; Rev. Dr. Robert Williams; Rev. Dr. Kyle Tau (staff)Episcopal Church Committee Members: Dr. Deirdre Good, co-chair; The Rt. Rev. David Rice; The Rev. Mariclair Partee Carlsen; The Rev. Dr. Thomas Ferguson; The Rev. Dr. Karen Coleman; The Rev. Margaret Rose (staff); Mr. Richard Mammana (staff) In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Submit an Event Listing 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Church Office of Public AffairsPosted May 2, 2019 Featured Events Tags Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Hopkinsville, KY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Back to Press Releases Committee recommends taking ‘next faithful step’ toward full communion between Episcopal Church and United Methodist Church Rector Pittsburgh, PA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ecumenical & Interreligious, Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Bath, NC Rector Albany, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY
Japan Projects CopyHouses•Tokyo, Japan Save this picture!© Masao Nishikawa+ 23 Share Houses Year: RING / APOLLO Architects & Associates ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/245809/ring-apollo-architects-associates Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/245809/ring-apollo-architects-associates Clipboard Photographs “COPY” RING / APOLLO Architects & AssociatesSave this projectSaveRING / APOLLO Architects & Associates ArchDaily 2012 CopyAbout this officeAPOLLO Architects & AssociatesOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTokyoInfrastructureJapanPublished on June 25, 2012Cite: “RING / APOLLO Architects & Associates” 25 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
CopyApartments•Västerås, Sweden Sweden Apartments “COPY” Save this picture!© Nikolaj Jakobsen+ 43Curated by Paula Pintos Share Architects: C.F. Møller Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Year: Photographs 2019 Kajstaden Tall Timber Building / C.F. Møller ArchitectsSave this projectSaveKajstaden Tall Timber Building / C.F. Møller Architects Area: 7500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/933091/kajstaden-tall-timber-building-cf-moller-architects Clipboard Photographs: Nikolaj JakobsenClient:Slättö FörvaltningContractor:Martinsons and ConstoEngineering:BjerkingCity:VästeråsCountry:SwedenMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nikolaj JakobsenText description provided by the architects. Kajstaden – Tall Timber Building is an important landmark for sustainable construction and a reference project that shows that conversion to climate-conscious architecture is possible. Through research projects and several active wood projects, C.F. Møller Architects has focused on innovation as well as developing and implementing multi-storey buildings with solid wood frames. In Kajstaden, an active decision was made to prioritise industrial timber techniques for the building material to influence and take responsibility for the impact of the construction industry on the environment and climate change. A crucial advantage of wood, unlike other building materials, is that the production chain for the material produces a limited amount of carbon dioxide emissions. Instead, it is part of a closed cycle, where carbon is retained in the frame of the building. Save this picture!© Nikolaj JakobsenResearch also shows that buildings with a wooden frame make a positive contribution to human health and well-being- thanks to better air quality and acoustic qualities.Save this picture!© Nikolaj JakobsenThe Kajstaden – Tall Timber Building is nine floors high with an elevated ground floor and a top floor with a double-height ceiling. The high precision technology involved in CNC-milled solid timber with glulam elements results in air-tight and energy-efficient houses without other unnecessary materials in the walls. The low weight of the material means fewer deliveries to the construction site and a more efficient, safer and quieter working environment during construction. It took an average of three days per floor for three craftsmen to raise the frame. Mechanical joints with screws have been used, which means that the building can be taken apart so that the materials can be recycled. The total carbon dioxide saving is estimated to be 550 tonnes of CO2 when using solid wood instead of concrete.Save this picture!© Nikolaj JakobsenSave this picture!Ground floor – 9th floorSave this picture!© Nikolaj JakobsenKajstaden is a central residential neighborhood near the water in the Öster Mälarstrand area of Västerås. The new neighbourhood is designed as a city block and is a natural extension of Västerås city centre. Save this picture!© Nikolaj JakobsenThe area includes Mälarparken and Notuddsparken, which link together to form a cohesive green area. The neighborhood has a generous view of Lake Mälaren and is located directly adjacent to the square and the quayside promenade. The concept includes an electric boat sharing scheme and a special chilled room in the lobby for food deliveries from MatHem. Save this picture!© Nikolaj JakobsenProject gallerySee allShow lessTara Villa / ZAV ArchitectsSelected ProjectsNavakitel Design Hotel / Junsekino Architect and DesignSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Västerås, SwedenLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this officeC.F. Møller ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsVästeråsOn FacebookSwedenPublished on February 04, 2020Cite: “Kajstaden Tall Timber Building / C.F. Møller Architects” 04 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe © OpenStreetMap contributorsPasadena police officers are searching for two men who robbed a pharmacy on E. Washington Blvd. Wednesday and fled with several bottles of a opioid drugs.The robbery, which occurred at the Pasadena City Pharmacy located at 1684 E. Washington, was reported at about 12:10 p.m., said Lt. Mark Goodman, Watch Commander.“A couple of guys came in, announced themselves, and jumped the counter simulating a handgun,” Goodman said. “They took a whole bunch of opioid medication.”Goodman said both of the suspects simulated having a handgun, although nobody actually saw a gun during the incident.Goodman said witnesses described both of the suspects as black, between 25 and 30 years old, and wearing dark-colored clothing. One of the suspects was about six foot tall, according to the description.The Watch Commander assured no one was injured during the robbery. The suspects fled on foot after the robbery.“Nobody was hurt, but they were able to get several bottles of prescription opioid medication.Anyone with information about the incident and the suspects is advised to call the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4501. 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyUnapologetic Celebs Women AdoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Top of the News latest #1 Two Men with Simulated Handguns Rob Local Pharmacy Published on Thursday, December 29, 2016 | 3:23 pm Business News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website 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. More Cool Stuff
News UpdatesDelhi High Court Grants 6 hrs ‘Custody Parole’ To UAPA Accused To Accompany Wife For Surgery Sanya Talwar25 Oct 2020 9:12 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court on Friday granted Custody Parole to an accused, charged under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for a period of 6 hours, to accompany his wife who is to undergo surgery.A division bench of Justices Brijesh Sethi & JR Midha was hearing a plea seeking interim bail for a period of one month to the accused who is charged under Section 120-B IPC and 17 & 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?LoginThe Delhi High Court on Friday granted Custody Parole to an accused, charged under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for a period of 6 hours, to accompany his wife who is to undergo surgery.A division bench of Justices Brijesh Sethi & JR Midha was hearing a plea seeking interim bail for a period of one month to the accused who is charged under Section 120-B IPC and 17 & 21 of UA (P) Act.One of the grounds taken by the Appellant was that his wife had to undergo surgery for ‘potential hysterectomy’ because of uterine fibroids.While rejecting the prayer for interim bail, the bench observed,”……. though no case for interim bail is made out, however in the interest of justice, if the wife of the appellant undergoes surgery, the appellant is allowed custody parole for six hours (excluding the time of journey) on the date of operation of his wife so that he can meet her and be with her at the time of operation whenever the date for surgery is fixed by the doctors, which shall be verified by the Trial Court. During the custody parole, the NIA shall ensure that the police officers are deputed with him while the appellant is out of Jail”.The present plea emanates from an order passed by the ASJ (NIA), Patiala House Courts dismissing the bail application of the accused on the ground that the surgery that the wife of the appellant was required to undergo, was not a major one.The petitioner had sought bail for a period of at least 30 days so that the appellant is available to organise funds, prepare his wife for surgery, accompany her at the time of surgery and to organize supply of blood and other ancillary activities related to surgery.The Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) (NIA) opposed the appeal on the ground that the earlier order of bail was rightly dismissed and that there was no irregularity of illegality in the order dated July 6, 2020. He further submitted the appellant was involved in a serious offence of transferring funds by Hawala on various occasions as per instructions of Dubai based Pakistani national Mohammad Kamran, who in turn is connected with Shahid Mehmood, Dy. Chief of Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF), Pakistan, which is a front NGO of terror group LeT.”Mohd. Salman has connections with persons in various countries including Pakistan, UAE, Canada, Sweden, Croatia etc., which prima facie establishes that FIF is trying to attract group of sympathizers to its cause of creating unrest in India by collecting funds for terrorist activities in India. There is also possibility that if the accused is granted interim bail, he may flee from the territory of India with the help of the network base of terrorists and sleeper cells active in India and operating as per the instructions of the top leadership of Falahi-lnsaniyat Foundation (FIF), a proscribed terrorist organization and a frontal organization of internationally designated and proscribed terrorist organizations Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT)., established by terrorist, Hafiz Saeed and a proscribed terrorist organization under the UA(P) Act,” the SPP stated.Counsel for the appellant however argued that the surgery to be performed upon the wife was a serious one and though the appellant did have some relatives, they were not residing with his family.”Learned Trial Court has failed to appreciate the fact that surgery of the wife of the Appellant may lead to sterility, in which case the consent and physical presence of the Appellant, being her husband, before conducting surgery is a pre-requisite in terms of the Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Guidelines, 2002,” the Counsel contended.Further, he added that the Trial Court had also failed to appreciate that investigation qua the appellant already stood completed and the entire evidence was in the nature of documents or digital evidences. “Thus, the benefit of interim bail would not prejudice or hamper the investigation or trial of the case in any manner whatsoever,” he said.In this backdrop, the court observed that as per medical record prima facie at this stage, no major surgery is required for treating the appellant’s wife. Court further opined that imminent presence of the appellant, who is alleged to be a Hawala operator and is involved in a serious offence of transfer of funds to terrorist organization like LeT, is not required at the time of suggested surgery and is, therefore, not entitled to interim bail.A system was being created vide which sleeper cells/ hide outs could be created at a later stage for carrying out act of terrorism at appropriate time or stage. Thus, keeping in view the gravity of offence as spelled out in charge-sheet, this court is not inclined to release the appellant on interim bail, the court noted.The appellant was represented by Mr. Tanveer Ahmed Mir and Mr. Prabhav Ralli, Advocates.The NIA was represented by Mr. Amit Sharma, Special Public Prosecutor with Mr. Abhishek Kumar Bagaria, Senior Public Prosecutor.Click Here To Download Delhi High Court order granting parole to UAPA Accused to accompany wife for surgery Next Story
mpc28/iStock(PHOENIX) — Arizona’s governor is calling for stronger protections for people with disabilities in the wake of a sexual abuse scandal at a long-term care facility.Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order on Wednesday that will lead to increased oversight and better protocols for preventing, recognizing and reporting abuse and neglect at health care facilities, according to a statement.“All Arizonans deserve to be safe — and we have a special responsibility to protect those with disabilities,” Ducey said in the statement. “This executive order provides increased accountability and stricter oversight, ensuring our most vulnerable are safe and protected. There’s more that needs to be done to ensure Arizona is guarding against abuse and neglect.”Ducey called on the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, the Department of Health Services and Department of Economic Security to develop training on preventing abuse and neglect in the disability community, according to the statement.The order came a day after Nathan Sutherland, a 36-year-old former nurse, pleaded not guilty to sexual assault and abuse charges after he allegedly raped and impregnated an incapacitated patient at a Phoenix long-term care facility.The 29-year-old woman, who’s been comatose for more than a decade, gave birth to a baby boy at Hacienda Healthcare in Phoenix on Dec. 29, sparking allegations of sexual abuse and concerns about patient safety.Investigators said Sutherland’s DNA matched a sample from the woman’s newborn. Employees at the facility said they had no idea she was pregnant.Ducey also requested an inquiry into how Hacienda employees didn’t notice that the patient had been raped, according to a letter sent to the state’s Attorney General Mark Brnovich.“It is unknown for how long or how many times this vulnerable victim was attacked prior to and after this instance and it may never be known due to the fact that her ability to communicate is limited,” the letter said. “Although a suspect in this crime has been apprehended thanks to the good work of the Phoenix Police Department, details continue to emerge regarding the leadership of this entity and its lack of action.”Longtime Hacienda CEO Bill Timmons resigned in the wake of the incident, a move backed by the firm’s board of directors, and the state’s Department of Health Services said it would mandate the facility operate under stronger guidelines for the time being.State officials are reportedly laying the groundwork to prepare for potentially moving patients out of Hacienda-operated facilities, according to ABC affiliate KNXV-TV.The woman’s lawyer, John Michaels, said the baby is being cared for by her family.“The family obviously is outraged, traumatized and in shock by the abuse and neglect of their daughter at Hacienda Healthcare,” Michaels said. “The family is well aware of the intense news and public interest in their daughter’s case, but at this time is not emotionally ready to make a public statement.”“The family would like me to convey that the baby boy has been born into a loving family and will be well cared for,” he added. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Bree Fram said her years in the U.S. military have been some of the best of her life, but she hasn’t been able to fully appreciate her success because she knows that it’s a pleasure other transgender people may never get.Fram, who came out as transgender in 2016, is an active-duty astronautical engineer in the Air Force, but she said she’s spent most of the last 18 months focusing on LGBTQ advocacy in the wake of President Donald Trump’s anti-transgender military policy.The confusion and frustration over the policy only deepened recently when the Department of Defense released a handbook in an effort to help people navigate what critics say is an effective ban on transgender service, but didn’t share many details about how trans people can obtain service waivers.As the vice president of SPARTA, an advocacy and peer-networking group for transgender service members and veterans, Fram said it’s hard to fully appreciate the fact that she is one of the so-called lucky ones, who came out under President Barack Obama’s pro-transgender policy.Before the Pentagon’s current transgender policy took effect in 2019, transgender troops had been allowed to serve openly since June 2016 when the Obama administration lifted a previous ban.“I and many others are grandfathered in under the old policy, so it doesn’t apply to us, but we are faced with challenges too because we’re serving under a commander-in-chief who explicitly told us that we are a burden on the military,” Fram told ABC News. “We’ve had to continue to show up to do our jobs and prove by our action, every day, that reality is something other than that.”What to know about the Pentagon policyThe Pentagon implemented a law restricting the service of transgender troops in 2019, following two years of court challenges. The Defense Department maintains the policy, which largely requires service members and those wishing to join the military to adhere to the standards associated with their biological sex, is not a ban, although it does limit military service of transgender individuals and prohibits current service members from transitioning genders.Service members diagnosed with gender dysphoria, defined as “a marked incongruence between one’s experienced/expressed gender and assigned gender … associated with clinically significant distress and impairment of functioning,” are no longer allowed medical surgeries for gender transition unless they are currently in the process of receiving medical treatment.And transgender individuals who have received hormones or medical surgery related to their transition are now barred from joining the military, even if they can prove stability in their preferred gender.The Department of Defense said the policy is focused on “enhancing readiness” and was prepared in consultation with military and medical experts.“Persons with a history of gender dysphoria — a serious medical condition — and who have undergone certain medical treatment for gender dysphoria, such as cross-sex hormone therapy or sex reassignment surgery, or are unwilling or unable to meet the standards associated with their biological sex, could adversely impact unit readiness and combat effectiveness. For this reason, such persons are presumptively disqualified for service without a waiver,” the department said in a statement explaining the policy last year.It added: “This policy will ensure that the U.S. military maintains the highest standards necessary to achieve maximum readiness, deployability, and lethality to fight and win on the battlefield.”Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis directed development of the new policy, claiming it would ensure that all service members were held to the same standards for deployment and battle. Critics of the policy, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have described it as “discriminatory” and “disgusting” while other lawmakers vowed to continue challenging the rules in court. The department’s change in policy was initially prompted by tweets Trump issued in 2017 that restored the ban on transgender people from serving in the military.And LGBTQ advocates have protested the policy to no avail and the Trump administration has shown no signs of budging.At least three transgender U.S. troops have been to subject to processing for involuntary separation and two had been considered for waivers as of February, according to a Pentagon report to Congress obtained by The Hill in July.In addition to currently serving troops, the report also looks at recruits. According to the report, 19 people were medically disqualified from enlisting or commissioning as an officer based on the administration’s transgender policy: 11 in the Army, seven in the Navy and one in the Air Force. Of those 19, none were considered for a waiver and none ended up enlisting or commissioning, according to the report.At least 197 service members have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria since the Trump administration’s policy took effect: 86 in the Army, 59 in the Navy, 13 in the Marines and 39 in the Air Force, according to the Pentagon report.Of the service members diagnosed with gender dysphoria, 12 have been referred to the Pentagon’s Disability Evaluation System, which determines whether a service member will return to duty, be discharged for medical reasons or retire, according to the report. Eleven are in the Army and one is in the Navy.Fram said one of the hardest parts of her job is hearing the stories of LGBTQ people who are forced to choose between serving the country or being their authentic selves.“There are hundreds, or much more likely thousands, of people who are still in the position where they can’t come out, so they can’t serve authentically like the approximately 1,600 of us that are in the status that I’m in,” she said. “We’re an endangered species, but they don’t even get to be themselves, which is a big deal because not allowing someone to be their authentic selves limits their potential.”A handbook that hasn’t been helpful, critics sayThe Department of Defense released a new handbook as a reference tool for people impacted by the policy last month.“Transgender Service members may consult with a military medical provider, receive a diagnosis of gender dysphoria, and receive mental health counseling, but may not obtain a gender marker change or serve in their preferred gender. A Service member may be retained without a waiver provided that a military medical provider determined that gender transition is not medically necessary to protect the health of the individual,” the handbook said.“Continued service is contingent on the Service member not seeking gender transition, the Service member being willing and able to serve in his or her biological sex, and the Service member being able to meet applicable deployability requirements,” it addded.But LGBTQ advocates said it was geared more toward helping commands approach and implement the policy. It did not provide additional details about how people can obtain waivers for exemption.The U.S. Navy granted its first waiver in May to allow a transgender sailor, identified in court as Jane Doe, to continue serving despite the policy. The naval officer, who was first diagnosed with gender dysphoria in June 2019, about two months after the police went into effect. had served in uniform for about a decade as a surface warfare officer before being confronted with the likelihood of being discharged under the new rules. Waivers to the policy will be considered “on a case-by-case basis,” according to DoD guidelines.“This handbook doesn’t change anything. It just explains the policy in more detail for commanders and the transgender service members who are affected by it,” said Peter Perkowski, legal and policy director for the Modern Military Association of America. “And although it explains that there is a waiver available, it says nothing about how you can apply for that waiver, so it’s a very basic tool for the most part.”The Department of Defense did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.The Supreme Court has sent mixed messages on issues involving transgender people in the workplace.For example, the High Court ruled earlier this year that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act extended to gender identity, but most civil rights advocates said it’s unclear if the decision will impact the U.S. military — one of the country’s largest employers.No path forwardProponents of the transgender military ban argue that the country would save money on medical costs by placing restrictions on transgender service members, but many LGBTQ advocates have disputed that claim.In a statement at the time Trump announced the policy in June 2017, Pelosi wrote, “A study commissioned by the Department of Defense found that the cost of providing medically necessary transition-related care would be a paltry 2 to 8 million per year — one-one hundredth of one percent of the military’s nearly $50 billion health care budget.”“Many of the arguments are based around cost or non-deployability, but if you take those arguments and say, ‘Here’s why we can’t have trans people,’ the next logical step is, ‘Here’s why we can’t have women, because they might get pregnant and when you get pregnant you’re not deployable.’ And that’s a big medical bill for the government, far larger in almost every case than what it is for trans service members,” Fram said.“These arguments have been proven false, but yet history is just repeating itself, even though we can demonstrably prove how wrong the arguments are,” she added, referring to the argument that trans people are a financial burden on the Department of Defense.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. 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Councils braced for pay increases of 3 per centOn 7 Mar 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Unison is consulting members this week on a 3 per cent pay rise offer madeby local authority employers in what is the biggest single pay negotiation inthe country.The offer, made at a meeting on 29 February, will cover 1.3 million staffand add £390m to the pay bill of local authorities.Many councils will struggle to afford the increase with job losses likely asa result, local government body The Employers’ Organisation said.Despite asking for 5 per cent and an extra five days leave, Unison acceptsthe deal is the best it can hope for through negotiation.General secretary designate Dave Prentis, told Personnel Today he believesthe “overwhelming majority” of members will accept the offer. Headded that it was higher than expected.”This was the second meeting. Originally it was suggested that theycould not afford anything like 3 per cent, given the restrictions on publicfunding,” he said.Rob Pinkham, deputy director of The Employers’ Organisation, said it will bea difficult settlement for many councils to finance.”Most of the authorities we spoke to said they could afford no morethan 2.5 per cent, but in light of what has happened elsewhere – such asteachers getting 3.3 per cent – we decided a settlement below 3 per cent was unrealistic.”Rita Sammons, president of Socpo and adviser to the national joint council,said, “With Best Value so close to us, staff morale is more important thanever, so we felt this was the right offer. “Some councils will find it difficult but it has been a question oftrying to balance a lot of issues and trying to settle it quickly.”By Dominique Hammondwww.lg-employers.gov.uk Comments are closed.