Nintendo will launch new Wii to reverse slump in its profits

first_img Share Nintendo will launch new Wii to reverse slump in its profits NINTENDO has said it will launch a successor to its ageing Wii game console in 2012 as it struggles to win back users from rivals Microsoft and Sony and seeks to reverse a slump in profits.Nintendo said yesterday that it expects profits to remain almost flat in the current financial year, despite the launch of its much-touted 3D-capable handheld games device, whose sales in Japan have been overshadowed by the devastating 11 March earthquake.The maker of the DS handheld game player, which is also facing competition from smartphone and tablet makers including Apple, said it will demonstrate the Wii’s replacement in Los Angeles on 7 June at the E3 game show.Yesterday, the company revealed quarterly profit of just 12bn yen (£88.63m), down from 59.9bn yen a year earlier, as it slashed prices and the strong yen hurt the value of its sales abroad. Having sold 86m units of the Wii since its launch in 2006, sales last business year slipped by a quarter to 15m.Nintendo expects first half profit for the current financial year to be down more than 63 per cent on the previous year, with a bounce back in the second half. Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof KCS-content whatsappcenter_img Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search Adsmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBe Monday 25 April 2011 11:36 pm whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Veikkaus to kick off slot reduction in January 2020

first_img Tags: Slot Machines Email Address Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Strategy Slots Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus is to begin reducing the number of slot machines operating across the country from January next year, with around a fifth of its installed base to be taken out of service by the end of the year. Casino & games 3rd December 2019 | By contenteditor Regions: Europe Nordics Finland Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus is to begin reducing the number of slot machines operating across the country from January next year, with around a fifth of its installed base to be taken out of service by the end of the year.This reduction will begin in tandem with the expedited roll-out of new social responsibility guidelines announced in October this year. This includes mandatory player identification controls, which the operator has previously suggested will prompt a decline in slot play, facilitating the reduction in numbers.Veikkaus aims to reduce the total number of machines to 15,000 by the end of 2020, suggesting that 3,500 will be phased out.Executive vice president Marko Peltokorpi explained that Veikkaus was coordinating the reductions to ensure the impact was spread across all partners, sectors and geographical areas, and to factor in criticism that there were too many machines in certain outlets.As such, it will implement a limit on the number of slots in each point of sale, limiting numbers to a maximum of seven in hypermarkets and service stations, which currently host “dozens” of machines, Peltokorpi said.The maximum number in all other outlets, such as shops, kiosks and restaurants, drops to five. Certain terminals will be unable to integrate the mandatory identification technology from 2021, and as a result will be removed.However, Peltokorpi added, this will have an impact on Veikkaus gross profit, which is expected to decline by around €30m in its full-year results for 2020. The commission paid to retailers is likely to decline by around €4.5m (£3.8m/$5.0m), while depreciation may drive down the value of the retail business.“The reductions are noticeable and will certainly be visible to customers,” Peltokorpi added.To ensure stakeholders are aware of the progress of the reduction drive, Veikkaus will provide updates every two months, with the first to be published in March 2020.This process will continue to 2025, when the operator expects to have between 10,500 and 13,500 machines in operation across Finland.Amid questions about its future, and growing calls for its monopoly status to be scrapped, Veikkaus has been stung into action, with the company introducing a new socially responsible advertising code alongside the new slot machine controls. Mandatory identification on the machines was due to be completed by January 2022, but has been pushed forward by a year. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Veikkaus to kick off slot reduction in January 2020last_img read more

The easyJet share price is plunging! Here’s what I’d do

first_img See all posts by Manika Premsingh The easyJet share price is plunging! Here’s what I’d do Manika Premsingh | Monday, 20th July, 2020 | More on: EZJ The past month has been tough for the FTSE 100 budget airline easyJet (LSE: EZJ). As I write, its share price is at 646p, the lowest in two months. Let me put the latest easyJet share price in perspective. It’s almost 30% below the 2020 average, a year that has seen the stock market crash.Some share price volatility was expected. EasyJet has been in the eye of the storm, with its operations directly impacted by the coronavirus crisis. As the lockdown easing began, the easyJet share price saw improvements. But it has been falling for much of July now, down by 13% from June. I think the question now when considering buying EZJ is: Can its share price get better from here or will it continue to slide down?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…EZJ share price hit by developments at the companyTo answer this, I’d like to rewind to around a month ago, to the trigger of the easyJet share price fall. It coincided with two developments – the release of the company’s half-year report and its equity fundraising. The half-year report showed some sluggishness and the company didn’t given forward guidance either, which may have damaged investor confidence. The fundraising may have put off some shareholders who now hold a smaller share of the EZJ pie.But that wasn’t the end of the troubles for the EZJ share price. The company also announced that it’s closing down three bases and has to let go of some of its staff. In the news release, it said “the levels of market demand seen in 2019 are not likely to be reached again until 2023”. I think this means a few years of hardship are in store for EZJ. The upsideThat the aviation industry was going to take a while to come back on track was a given. EZJ alone has had to raise much capital to keep going. It’s running at below-capacity and this will most likely be a loss-making year. There’s no telling how long the recession will last, which will also impact EZJ’s operations. And there’s always the threat of a return of the coronavirus. Yet, I think there’s still merit to EZJ as an investment.The company’s results are available so far only up to the end of March, which only covers the start of lockdowns, so it doesn’t show the full impact. Still, it’s good to know that revenue was marginally higher than last year. Also, there’s hectic work underway to develop the Covid-19 vaccine. If it becomes available in the coming months, the virus’s threat will recede. Further, the economy is showing the first signs of growth. And last, but not the least, the EZJ share price trend shows that it’s dependent on improvement in conditions. So, even if EZJ struggles before it finds a firm footing going forward, its share price can be rewarding for the investor as long as the situation gets better. I think it’s still a stock to consider.  Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Manika Premsingh owns shares of easyJet. 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. 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. 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Siloetten / Christian Carlsen Arkitektfirma + C.F. Møller

first_imgArchDaily Projects Save this picture!© Julian Weyer+ 55 Share Photographs Siloetten / Christian Carlsen Arkitektfirma + C.F. Møller “COPY” “COPY” Architects: C.F. Møller, Christian Carlsen Arkitektfirma Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Denmark Siloetten / Christian Carlsen Arkitektfirma + C.F. MøllerSave this projectSaveSiloetten / Christian Carlsen Arkitektfirma + C.F. Møller Photographs:  Julian WeyerText description provided by the architects. Many towns in Denmark have centrally located industrial silos; most are no longer in use, but continue to visually dominate the local skyline. This is also the case in the town of Løgten north of Aarhus, where the former silo complex has been transformed into a ‘rural high-rise’, with 21 high-quality residences composed as individual and unique ‘stacked villas’. They are an alternative to standard apartments or to detached suburban sprawl, and are a mix of single storey flats and maisonettes, meaning that even the lower levels fully get to enjoy the views, and that no two flats are the same. Save this picture!© Julian WeyerRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreThe actual silo contains staircases and lifts, and provides the base of a common roof terrace. Around the tower, the apartments are built up upon a steel structure in eye-catching forms which protrude out into the light and the landscape – a bit like Lego bricks. This unusual structure with its protrusions and displacements provides all of the apartments with generous outdoor spaces, and views of Aarhus Bay and the city itself. Similarly, every apartment enjoys sunlight in the morning, mid-day and evening, whether placed to the north or south of the silo structure. Save this picture!© Julian WeyerAt the foot of the silo, a new ‘village centre’ is created, with a public space surrounded by a mix-use complex with shops, supermarket and terraced housing, and a green park containing small allotments for the residents. The nature of the silo’s ‘rural high-rise’ remains unique – since it is a conversion, no other building in the area can be built to the same height, and it will remain a free-standing landmark. It is an example of how the transformation of redundant structures can hold the potential to both give a new identity, and introduce density to suburban outskirts. Save this picture!© Julian WeyerThe body of the silo is deliberately left visible on the side of the building facing the new centre, to ensure a continued legibility of the history of the site, and to acknowledge that these types of structures have an equal validity as rural historical markers as do for instance the church bell-tower or historic windmills.Save this picture!© Julian WeyerProject gallerySee allShow lessSustainable Cities / VandkunstenArticlesKindergarten Fagerborg / Reiulf Ramstad ArkitekterArticlesProject locationAddress:Løgten, DinamarcaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Year:  2010 CopyHousing•Skødstrup, Denmark ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/64519/siloettenthe-silohouette-c-f-m%25c3%25b8ller-architects-in-collaboration-with-christian-carlsen-arkitektfirma Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/64519/siloettenthe-silohouette-c-f-m%25c3%25b8ller-architects-in-collaboration-with-christian-carlsen-arkitektfirma Clipboard Housing CopyAbout this officeChristian Carlsen ArkitektfirmaOfficeFollowC.F. MøllerOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingSkødstrupResidentialMixed UseDenmarkPublished on June 17, 2010Cite: “Siloetten / Christian Carlsen Arkitektfirma + C.F. Møller” 17 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Siloetten / C. F. Møller Architects + Christian Carlsen Arkitektfirma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

Barcode House / David Jameson Architect

first_imgSave this picture!© Paul Warchol Photography+ 18 Share Projects Houses Architects: David Jameson Architect Year Completion year of this architecture project United States Barcode House / David Jameson Architect “COPY” Photographs “COPY” Barcode House / David Jameson ArchitectSave this projectSaveBarcode House / David Jameson Architectcenter_img Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/156528/barcode-house-david-jameson-architect Clipboard CopyHouses•Washington, United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/156528/barcode-house-david-jameson-architect Clipboard 2011 Photographs:  Paul Warchol PhotographyText description provided by the architects. Barcode House explores juxtapositions between the heavy and light and the old and the new. The work is formed by positioning the project’s diverse pressures into a unique situational aesthetic.  Save this picture!© Paul Warchol PhotographyRecommended ProductsDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorBrittle masonry walls of the existing Washington, DC row house governed that the addition be engineered as a freestanding structure. Site constraints dictated a vertically oriented spatial solution.Save this picture!sectionThe client’s desire for transparent living space generated the opportunity to create an integrated solution for lateral force requirements. Structural steel rods within a glass window wall are aligned with datum lines of the neighboring building elevations. A stucco circulation tower anchors the living space to the existing row house.Save this picture!© Paul Warchol PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessRecycling+Building MaterialsArticlesPlaza Républica / Somatic CollaborativeArticles Share ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeDavid Jameson ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWashingtonRefurbishmentHousesUnited StatesPublished on August 07, 2011Cite: “Barcode House / David Jameson Architect” 07 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSafety Window Films in Associated Watch and Jewelry BuyersFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MWindowsAir-LuxSliding Windows for High-Rise BuildingsSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60Manuals & AdviceSikaFirestop SystemsMetal PanelsAmerican MetalcraftRainscreen – RS300Curtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWaste Containers / Recycling BinsPunto DesignLitter Bin – PapilonSound BoothsFramerySoundproof Phone Booths – Framery OneCarpetsnanimarquinaRugs – ShadeMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Barcode House / David Jameson Architect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

51 Public Social Dwellings / Conxita Balcells Blesa

first_img Technical Architect:Eulàlia AranOwner:ProEixample – Fundació Familia i BenestarContractor:Fundació Familia i BenestarConstruction Company:EdoserBudget:2.016.837,69 €Cost:520,38 €/m2Financing:Fundació Familia i BenestarArchitect:Conxita Balcells BlesaCity:BarcelonaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Conxita Balcells BlesaRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaBetonPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – 20MMWoodAccoyaAccoya® Canals Here we present 51 Public Social Dwellings in Ali Bei Street, Barcelona, by the Spanish architect Conxita Blacells. She belongs to the collective Plataforma 8E, presented in Chile as part of the XVII Architecture Biennial in Santiago. Save this picture!Courtesy of Conxita Balcells Blesa The city council of Barcelona opted to turn plots determined for public facilities (7) into housing for youth (10hj). We are facing a peculiar and unique fact, where a housing building for young people becomes an urban facility.Save this picture!Courtesy of Conxita Balcells BlesaProjectFeatures ArchDaily Thebuilding consists of 51 dwellings of 36 square meters for young people, and itfollows the program. Social Housing Spain Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessLas Palmas House / Carlos MolinaSelected ProjectsDesigners Don’t Get Science (And That’s A Dangerous Thing)ArticlesProject locationAddress:Barcelona, EspañaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” Projects Themain access occurs at the intersection of the two areas, connecting theinterior of the city block to the street. Weconsidered it important to define a minimum of essential facilities in theconfiguration of the dwelling to endure the durability of the project. Save this picture!Courtesy of Conxita Balcells BlesaAdaptingthe building to its surroundings 2007 Thebuilding is modeled after other projects in the Eixample, where the facility isconfigured as an exception within the isotropic regularity of the Cerda plot. Year:  “COPY” Architects: Conxita Balcells Blesa Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/389406/51-public-social-dwellings-conxita-balcells-blesa Clipboard Breakingthe continuity of the skin of the perimeter of the block and the layout of thetwo areas within the plot allows us to enjoy the best orientations: the volumewith facade to the Ali Bei street is to the south-east, and the volume withfacade to the soccer field is to the south-west. Itsuniqueness is shown in the dimension, the topographical variation of the cityblock and the building density of its surroundings. Area:  3875 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!Courtesy of Conxita Balcells BlesaThe dwelling 2007 Save this picture!Courtesy of Conxita Balcells Blesa+ 27 Share 51 Public Social Dwellings / Conxita Balcells BlesaSave this projectSave51 Public Social Dwellings / Conxita Balcells Blesa We developed twovolumes with a single circulation to achieve maximum cross ventilation and sunexposure. The facades are closed towards the north, with the minimum degree ofperforations, in order to ensure ventilation, while in the remaining facades,large openings are arranged with lighting and climate control elements. ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/389406/51-public-social-dwellings-conxita-balcells-blesa Clipboard Ourobjectives have been to answer these singularities and at the same time to respectthe plot. 51 Public Social Dwellings / Conxita Balcells Blesa Thetypical dwelling is defined by two small areas: a day core (kitchen and livingroom) and a night core (bedroom and bathroom). On the facade, each area isexpressed in an individualized treatment. Each core incorporates facilitiesfrom the common areas of the building. CopySocial Housing•Barcelona, Spain Save this picture!Courtesy of Conxita Balcells BlesaThe buildingincorporates active and passive means of energy consumption, as well asmanagement systems that improve the use and comfort, especially in HVAC,lighting and acoustics. Year:  CopyAbout this officeConxita Balcells BlesaOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingBarcelonaSpainPublished on June 22, 2013Cite: “51 Public Social Dwellings / Conxita Balcells Blesa” [51 Viviendas Sociales Públicas / Conxita Balcells Blesa] 22 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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#NoDAPL water protectors continue the struggle

first_imgStanding RockThe historic Indigenous-led struggle of thousands against the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock may not be news in the mainstream media anymore. But the struggle continues as hundreds of water protectors have had to deal with federal and state charges against them.The #NoDAPL protests, which began in April 2016 and continued into the bitter winter of 2017, were in resistance to Energy Transfer Partners’ plans to run a pipeline from the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota beneath the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, crossing the traditional lands and sacred waters of the Standing Rock Sioux.Indigenous Nations and peoples led a campaign that called forth international solidarity, resulting in the presence of thousands at Standing Rock, marches and resolutions in distant cities, and delegations from U.S. military veterans to union workers.Local and state police, reinforced by corporate “security” mercenaries, assaulted the people violently and repeatedly with dogs, sound cannon, tasers, mace, batons, rubber bullets and armored vehicles. Over 600 people were arrested.Water protectors in legal strugglesOn May 30, Michael “Little Feather” Giron became the first #NoDAPL water protector to receive a federal prison sentence resulting from resistance to the pipeline.Charged with civil disorder and use of fire to commit a federal felony offense, arising from events of Oct. 27, 2016, Little Feather entered into a noncooperating plea agreement. Under this, the use of fire charge — which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and the possibility of up to 15 years in prison — was dropped, and Little Feather received a 36-month sentence for aiding a civil disorder.According to the Water Protector Legal Collective of the National Lawyers Guild, which is representing the vast majority of those arrested, other water protectors are currently awaiting trial or sentencing.Going to trial has been considered fraught with peril due to the impossibility of getting a fair trial before racist judges and juries. During the winter of 2017-18, Red Fawn Fallis, who was targeted by an FBI informer, felt that it was in her best interests to take a plea deal of seven years rather than face the possibility of a life sentence at trial. Red Fawn is awaiting sentencing on June 25.Dion Ortiz is awaiting a federal trial, and James “Angry Bird” White is preparing for a federal trial. Michael “Rattler” Markus is awaiting sentencing in August. (waterprotectorlegal.org/updates)Approximately 835 North Dakota state criminal cases resulted from the #NoDAPL movement’s efforts to stop Energy Transfer Partners’ Dakota Access Pipeline. Of those, 333 were dismissed, 24 were acquitted at trial, 153 were moved to pretrial diversion, 135 were plea agreements, and 19 were convicted at trial.There are 171 North Dakota cases ongoing — under appeal, open, or under inactive or warrant status.Other water protectors have also been charged, or may be under investigation, and are being represented by other counsel. These include Holy Elk Lafferty and Chase Iron Eyes, both of whom will use a “necessity defense,” claiming they had no recourse but civil disobedience due to the perceived threat of the pipeline.Attorneys for water protectors are also fighting back in the courts, including ­filing a federal civil rights class action lawsuit, Dundon v. Kirchmeier, challenging police violence on the night of Nov. 20-21, 2016, at Backwater Bridge. The case, on behalf of all people injured by law enforcement that night, is moving forward in the U.S. District Court in ­Bismarck, N.D.Struggle continues on multiple frontsThe fact that #NoDAPL water protectors continue to have to deal with charges against them speaks to the collusion of federal and state governments with the fossil fuel industry and major capitalist financial institutions.In the U.S., it is well-known that many politicians, including Trump and others in his administration, have close ties to destructive resource extraction industries such as fracking and pipeline companies. The politicians and corporations have been using their power to reduce the size of public lands (which are really Indigenous lands) and to reduce protections from mining and drilling, such as at Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-­Escalante.In Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party administration announced at the end of May that Canada would buy the Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline and related infrastructure from Kinder Morgan for $4.5 billion. Canada could spend billions more to force through and build the pipeline expansion despite a lack of Indigenous consent and widespread public opposition.Resistance to the pipelines has targeted the relationships between municipalities and financial institutions such as Wells Fargo and U.S Bank. This has led to worldwide divestment campaigns, successfully applying pressure on Seattle and other cities to cut ties with banks and institutions funding pipeline companies such as Energy Transfer Partners.Indigenous peoples come from and are intertwined with the land and water, and have defended the land and water from colonial exploiters for generations. The struggle at Standing Rock was not the first or last time this will happen.Since the last camp closed at Standing Rock in 2017, water protectors have continued to use every means at their disposal to fight all forms of destructive fossil fuel extraction and mining. More than 100 Indigenous Nations have signed onto the Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion. This is a pledge to oppose all pipeline projects in the U.S. and Canada that would lead to a major expansion of the Tar Sands, including Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain, TransCanada’s Energy East and Keystone XL, and Enbridge’s Northern Gateway and Line 3 pipelines.There is resistance throughout the Americas, in Ecuador and Mexico, in Louisiana and the U.S. Midwest, in the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Nova Scotia. Water protectors build tiny houses to block pipelines’ paths and put their bodies on the line, and sometimes drilling equipment mysteriously gets damaged.Indigenous Nations need to be at the forefront of all movements to protect the land and water. This resistance will only increase and be joined by millions more people as pipeline explosions and leaks occur even more frequently, proving a key point made by all the water protectors: Pipelines are dangerous and inevitably leak.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Shelving the spatial strategy will jeopardise future investment – Mc Conalogue

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – February 21, 2013 Facebook WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal News The Environment Minister is being accused of jeopardising future investment in Letterkenny and the surrounding areas.Donegal North East Deputy Charlie McConalogue says Phil Hogan’s decision to abandon the National Spatial Strategy will have serious consequences.Deputy McConalogue says while Phil Hogan is promising new structures, the fact is  the spatial strategy is being shelved with no details of a replacement.This, he believes, leaves Letterkenny and the other Gateway towns in limbo…………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/charl830.mp3[/podcast]center_img Shelving the spatial strategy will jeopardise future investment – Mc Conalogue Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Previous articleInquest into diver’s death recommends mandatory medical examinationsNext articlePolice checkpoint may have been target of Derry petrol bomb attack News Highland Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Twitter Google+ Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th last_img read more

BREAKING : Supreme Court Ends Extension Of Limitation; Period From 15.03.2020 To 14.03.2021 Excluded From Limitation Period

first_imgTop StoriesBREAKING : Supreme Court Ends Extension Of Limitation; Period From 15.03.2020 To 14.03.2021 Excluded From Limitation Period LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK8 March 2021 3:51 AMShare This – xA grace period has been given from 15.03.2021 for filing of cases without limitation.The Supreme Court on Monday lifted the extension of the limitation period for filing of cases granted by the Court in March last year on account of COVID-19 pandemic and the national lockdown.”We are of the opinion that the order dated15.03.2020 has served its purpose and in view of the changing scenario relating to the pandemic, the extension of limitation should come to…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 Supreme Court on Monday lifted the extension of the limitation period for filing of cases granted by the Court in March last year on account of COVID-19 pandemic and the national lockdown.”We are of the opinion that the order dated15.03.2020 has served its purpose and in view of the changing scenario relating to the pandemic, the extension of limitation should come to an end”, the Court observed.”Though,we have not seen the end of the pandemic, there is considerable improvement. The lockdown has been lifted and the country is returning to normalcy. Almost all the Courts and Tribunals are functioning either physically or by virtual mode”, the bench observed in the order passed in the suo moto case In Re : Cognizance Of Extension Of Limitation.A bench comprising Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, Justices L Nageswara Rao, and S Ravindra Bhat disposed of the suo moto case with the following directions : 1.In computing the period of limitation for any suit,appeal, application or proceeding, the period from 15.03.2020 till 14.03.2021 shall stand excluded.Consequently, the balance period of limitation remaining as on 15.03.2020, if any, shall become available with effect from 15.03.20212. In cases where the limitation would have expired during the period between 15.03.2020 till14.03.2021, notwithstanding the actual balance period of limitation remaining, all persons shall have a limitation period of 90 days from15.03.2021. In the event the actual balance period of limitation remaining, with effect from15.03.2021, is greater than 90 days, that longer period shall apply.3.The period from 15.03.2020 till 14.03.2021 shall also stand excluded in computing the periods prescribed under Sections 23 (4) and 29A of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, Section 12Aof the Commercial Courts Act, 2015 and provisos(b) and (c) of Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 and any other laws, which prescribe period(s) of limitation for instituting proceedings, outer limits (within which the court or tribunal can condone delay) and termination of proceedings4. The Government of India shall amend the guidelines for containment zones, to state -“Regulated movement will be allowed for medical emergencies, provision of essential goods and services, and other necessary functions, such as, time bound applications,including for legal purposes, and educational and job-related requirements”.It was on March 23 last year that the Supreme Court extended the limitation period for filing in all courts and tribunals with effect from March 15, 2020, until further orders. A bench headed by the Chief Justice of India passed this order suo moto taking note of the difficulties posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.On May 6, the Court extended the application of the order to proceedings under Arbitration Act and Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act.Later, in July 2020, the SC clarified that this order will apply to Section 29A and 23(4) of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 and Section 12A of the Commercial Courts Act, 2015.The bench had passed an order in July last year in the suo moto proceedings allowing the service of notice through WhatsApp and other online messenger services.Case DetailsTitle : In Re : Cognizance Of Extension Of LimitationBench : Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, Justices L Nageswara Rao, S Ravindra Bhat.Citation : LL 2021 SC 144. Click here to read/download the orderSubscribe 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

Older man assaulted in his home in Newtownstewart

first_img Harps come back to win in Waterford RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook By News Highland – February 4, 2021 WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp A man has been assaulted after two men broke into his home in Newtownstewart.At around 7pm on Tuesday evening the two men entered the property at Millbrook Lane and assaulted the older man leaving him with sustained significant facial injuries and a suspected broken jaw.Anyone who was in the area and saw anything suspicious is asked to contact police. Older man assaulted in his home in Newtownstewart Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterestcenter_img Google+ Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Homepage BannerNews Previous articleDangerous state of footpaths in Glenties raised in DáilNext articleNorth records 10 additional Covid related deaths and 412 new cases News Highland Twitter Twitter Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more