Paddy Power draws criticism over World Cup ad

first_img Regions: UK & Ireland Paddy Power has attracted criticism over an advert promoting this summer’s Fifa World Cup national team football tournament Paddy Power draws criticism over World Cup ad Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Marketing & affiliates 6th June 2018 | By contenteditor Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Paddy Power has attracted criticism over an advert promoting this summer’s Fifa World Cup national team football tournament. The multi-channel ad features footage of a Russian-speaking man spray-painting an England flag and Paddy Power branding on the side of a sleeping polar bear. The footage first appeared on LiveLeak, while the bookmaker also took out a full wrap with free UK newspaper Metro. The newspaper version of the advert features the wording ‘England ‘til I dye’, in reference to the paint job on the Russian polar bear. Some people have reacted negatively to the ad, with a number of Twitter users branding the campaign as ‘awful’ and ‘offensive’. In a statement published by the Drum, Paddy Power said: “What we know so far is that an unidentified individual, speaking in Russian, seems to have spray painted a polar bear not just with the Cross of St George, beloved by England football fans, but also with Paddy Power branding. “That this is mischievous in the extreme, is to state the obvious. “We cannot make any further comment until we get to the bottom of this.” The advert has drawn comparison with a campaign that Paddy Power was also criticised for ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Paddy Power published a photograph showing part of the Amazonian rainforest being ripped down in order to send the England national team a message of encouragement. The 2014 advert was later revealed to be a hoax, but Paul Mallon, head of major brand activations at Paddy Power, said this was not the case with this year’s ad. Mallon said: “It’s a real bear. We took appropriate care to make sure he wasn’t harmed during filming.”Related article: Paddy Power World Cup rainforest stunt a hoax AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

4 ETFs I’d buy for 2021 and beyond

first_imgHave low debt levels Edward Sheldon owns shares in Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Mastercard, and has a position in the iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor UCITS ETF. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Suzanne Frey, an executive at Alphabet, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Teresa Kersten, an employee of LinkedIn, a Microsoft subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Alphabet (C shares), Amazon, Apple, Mastercard, Microsoft, Nike, NVIDIA, Tesla, and Visa. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Johnson & Johnson and recommends the following options: long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon and short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon. 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. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) can be a great way to access the stock market. Not only do these passive ‘index funds’ provide exposure to a range of companies, but they’re also very cost-effective. In some cases, fees are less than 0.2% per year.Here, I’m going to highlight some of my favourite ETFs for 2021. I think these index funds could help investors build a winning portfolio.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…ETFs for 2021As a UK investor, I think it’s really important to take a global approach to investing. The UK has some great companies. However, many of the world’s most dominant companies are listed internationally.One of my favourite ETFs for global equity exposure is the iShares Edge MSCI World Quality Factor UCITS ETF. It’s listed under tickers IWQU (USD) and IWFQ (GBP).What’s unique about this ETF is that instead of just tracking the entire MSCI World (which contains about 1,600 companies), it provides exposure to a selection of high-quality companies within the index. Specifically, it invest in companies that: Edward Sheldon, CFA | Saturday, 2nd January, 2021 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA 4 ETFs I’d buy for 2021 and beyond “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Allocate a high percentage of company earnings to shareholders Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. This focus on quality can protect against downside risks. When the MSCI World index generated negative returns in 2015 and 2018, for example, this ETF outperformed. Meanwhile, it has been a solid performer over the last five years, returning 11.2% per year for the five years to 30 November versus 10.7% per year for the MSCI World.Top holdings currently include Apple, Microsoft, Nike, Visa, Roche, and Nestle. Its ongoing charge is 0.30% per year.I also like the US version of this ETF – the iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor UCITS ETF. This provides exposure to large- and mid-cap US stocks exhibiting positive fundamentals (high return on equity, stable year-over-year earnings growth and low financial leverage). Companies in the top 10 holdings currently include Apple, Coca-Cola, Nike, Mastercard, and Johnson & Johnson. This ETF returned 13.4% per year for the five years to 30 November. Fees are just 0.15% per year.A sustainable exchange-traded fundSustainable investing has become popular in recent years as investors have become more concerned about where their money is being invested. In 2020, flows into sustainable ETFs smashed records.One sustainable ETF I hold in high regard is the iShares MSCI World SRI UCITS ETF. This index fund aims to provide access to the global markets through companies with outstanding environmental, social, and governance (ESG) ratings and minimal controversies. Specifically, it screens out companies involved in industries such as oil & gas, weapons, tobacco, and gambling.Since its launch in October 2017, this ETF’s done well. For the year to 30 November, it returned 19.3%. For the three years to 30 November, it returned 12.45% per year.Top holdings currently include Microsoft, Tesla, Procter & Gamble, and Nvidia. Fees are 0.2% per year.A technology ETF for 2021Finally, I remain bullish on the long-term prospects for the technology sector. I think it’s smart to have exposure to a pure-play tech ETF.One of the best ways to gain exposure to the tech sector in my view is to invest in the iShares NASDAQ 100 UCITS ETF. This tracks non-financial stocks listed on the Nasdaq stock market. Its top holdings currently include Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon. Ongoing charges are 0.33% per year. I think this ETF should do well as technology plays an increasingly important role in our lives. Demonstrate strong and stable earnings I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

Hollie Davidson set to become the second female referee in the PRO14

first_imgTuesday Feb 9, 2021 Hollie Davidson set to become the second female referee in the PRO14 Hollie Davidson will take charge of her first Guinness PRO14 match this weekend after the Scottish match official was appointed to the rescheduled Round 11 game between Glasgow Warriors and Benetton Rugby.ADVERTISEMENTDavidson is the latest product of the Guinness PRO14’s elite referee pathway and follows in the footsteps of Joy Neville in becoming the second female official to be appointed to a Championship fixture.The 28-year-old is highly accomplished and after playing scrum-half for Scotland at Under 20s level she set her sights on becoming a professional referee and reached that milestone in 2017 as Scotland’s first full-time match official.Davidson was selected at the Women’s Rugby World Cup Sevens (2017), Commonwealth Games and Rugby World Cup Sevens (2018), Women’s Six Nations (2019 & 2020) in addition to her numerous appointments as an assistant referee in the Guinness PRO14.Greg Garner, Elite Referee Manager of PRO14 Rugby, said:“Our elite referee pathway has greatly improved in recent years thanks to the efforts of our unions working together and it is very rewarding to see Hollie Davidson earn the right to make her debut on Saturday.“This pathway has been put in place to identify match officials with the potential to referee at Test level and as a result we have now seen Andy Brace (IRFU) and Mike Adamson (SRU) appointed for Guinness Six Nations games this season. In addition, Joy Neville (IRFU) has also performed the role of TMO in Round 1 of the Six Nations.ADVERTISEMENT“We have a competitive group of referees now and it is great to see younger officials pushing through looking to hold the whistle on the biggest occasions.“Andy Macpherson, Tappe Henning and their team at Scottish Rugby have played a huge role in putting Hollie into this position and ensuring she was given the right opportunities to progress her refereeing career. Hollie now gets her opportunity to perform and we all expect her to kick on and join the likes of Adam Jones, Craig Evans (WRU) and Chris Busby (IRFU) in working to establish themselves firmly in our Elite Referee Squad.”Davidson is a regular on the match official panel for the Sevens World Series and had been slated for the Tokyo Olympics prior to its rescheduling and was also set to make her debut at senior level in the men’s game last month before Rounds 3 and 4 of the European Challenge Cup were postponed.RELATED VIEWING:ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 17 WEEKS AGO Former Junior Springbok prop joins Edinburgh,… 18 WEEKS AGO Scotland create history with first Twickenham… 18 WEEKS AGO Joint statement stresses commitment to new… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

House in the Himalayas / Rajiv Saini

first_imgSave this picture!© Sebastian Zachariah+ 37 Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeRajiv SainiOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKasauliWoodHousesIndiaPublished on November 19, 2012Cite: “House in the Himalayas / Rajiv Saini” 19 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/295083/house-in-the-himalayas-rajiv-saini Clipboard House in the Himalayas / Rajiv Saini Photographs ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/295083/house-in-the-himalayas-rajiv-saini Clipboard Projects CopyHouses•Kasauli, Indiacenter_img Year:  2006 India Houses Photographs:  Sebastian ZachariahText description provided by the architects. We were approached by clients (who were more friends by now, having worked on multiple projects together over the years) to build for them a holiday house they could enjoy with friends over long weekends, away from Delhi, where they lived. The site is a privately owned hill, located amidst the Himalayan ranges near the cantonment town of Kasauli, which is a two hour drive from the northern city of Chandigarh (designed by Corbusier). Save this picture!© Sebastian ZachariahThe hill is a narrow linear stretch of land (measuring around 5 acres) running north to south, with a road winding around its foot on three sides. Not wanting to see the sight of a fleet of cars (that would normally accompany the holidaying entourage)around the house, we took a motorable road up the hill to about three fourths the ascents, where we tucked a cave like car park into the hill. From here one can either take the timber stairs, or the open hydraulic platform lift ( a concession for the elderly parents who equally use the house in Delhi’s harsh summers) that takes one to the wooden cantilevered walkway bridge leading to the front door. Save this picture!© Sebastian ZachariahWorking with a very limited area of flat land to build upon, the challenge was to create for the client the 4 bedroom house he desired spread around 8000 square feet of built up area. We clearly did not want a two storey structure come up in this pristine natural environment, so we zeroed in on the idea of creating a wing running along the eastern length of the hill, and a wing running the western length, displaced by a level, such that the roof of the western wing becomes a terraced deck for the upper eastern wing. A small area of overlap of the two volumes allows for a staircase to facilitate vertical movement between the two floors. As a result of this you drive around the hill first encountering the houses cantilevering upper eastern volumes, and only as you turn around the northern tip, does the lower western side become visible, reading as a single storey once again . A geometry of inclined concrete planes capped by an origami like concrete roof ( inspired by the hilly mountain ranges all around) defines the upper volume which encloses the entrance lobby and two bedrooms to the north of the entrance and the living dining , kitchen ,staff and utilities to the south of the entrance.Save this picture!© Sebastian ZachariahIn the lower western volume are located 2 bedrooms, a Multimedia room, stores and a small massage and steam room. Bedrooms and bathrooms in each wing are arranged as a series of independent volumes cantilevering out from the hill slope, with all of them opening out onto wooden decks. Save this picture!© Sebastian ZachariahTeak timber has been used for floors throughout the rooms while local Indian grey slate lines the surfaces of the interstitial circulatory corridors, continuing the grey of the exposed concrete ceilings and walls. A free-standing centrally located fire place with a copper chimney delineates the living from the dining area. Similar copper pipes have also been used to channel rainwater elsewhere, when negative ceiling slopes cause water to collect in central areas. Save this picture!PlanA large cantilevered wooden viewing deck, a couple steps higher than the house, offering stunning views of the snow capped peaks has been created on the northernmost tip of the hill.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessLIVE MAKE Industrial Arts Center Cincinnati CompetitionArticlesMeetings on Architecture Event at the Venice BiennaleArticles Share House in the Himalayas / Rajiv SainiSave this projectSaveHouse in the Himalayas / Rajiv Saini “COPY” Architects: Rajiv Saini Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

PF Awards 2009 open for entries

first_img Howard Lake | 3 March 2009 | News PF Awards 2009 open for entries Tagged with: Awards AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Professional Fundraising magazine’s annual awards are now open for entries. The PF Awards aim to recognise excellence in the fundraising community, both from individuals and organisations.Nominations are invited in five areas:* Fundraising Charity of the Year* Fundraising Campaign of the Year* Rising Star* Professional Fundraiser of the Year* Outstanding ContributionThere is no fee to enter the awards.Nominations can be made for either a specific project or all of the work an organisation undertakes.The closing date for entries is 30 March 2009.  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

No level playing field means charities miss out on government contracts, says research

first_img  49 total views,  3 views today Charities and social enterprises are missing out on opportunities to bid on government contracts such as the Work and Health Programme due to the lack of a level playing field, according to new research.The research, published by the independent think tank Reform, and supported by Big Society Capital, warns that the Government will fail to create a level playing field in the competition between bidders for the Work and Health programme.Bidding has started for the Work and Health Programme, which will provide back-to-work services for long-term unemployed and disabled people from October 2017. The Department for Work and Pensions has stated that the yearlong competition should be open to all types of organisation.However, early feedback collected by the Reform think tank suggests barriers to competition. Providers interviewed were concerned that government had not provided key information on the contracts, including numbers of service users, contract value and geographical boundaries.[youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRQu-XmGgmU[/youtube] Melanie May | 13 July 2016 | News  50 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 No level playing field means charities miss out on government contracts, says research It also suggests that risk aversion in government could shut out charities and smaller organisations, and that the DWP’s past use of parent-company guarantees has resulted in only the largest organisations being able to report the level of assets needed to secure these guarantees.The report also points to the large contract size of previous employment services restricting competition to those organisations with sufficient capital to cover upfront costs. The Work Programme required annual turnover to be at least £20 million.It suggests that the Government should reassess the effect of payment by results on competition, stating that in the Work Programme, up to 100 per cent of payments to providers was determined by the outcomes they achieved, which caused cash-flow difficulties for all but the largest providers.A letter accompanying the release, by Cliff Prior, chief executive of Big Society Capital and 12 other chief executives, heads of policy, and directors of organisations including Catch22, Charity Bank, Charity Finance Group and Groundwork, identifies a need for ‘public service procurement to be competitive if it is to deliver the best outcomes for those in need and achieve value for money’, and makes three key recommendations:•       Guarantee minimum-referral volumes. This will allow a broader range of providers to bid with confidence that the scope is realistic and sustainable.•         Set lower thresholds for parent-company guarantees at no more than 10 per cent of annual contract value. This would reduce barriers to market entry and allow smaller and specialist organisations to bid.•         Place a heavier emphasis on quality of bids. This would help prevent a race to the bottom on cost, where only providers who discount price without improving quality are able to secure contracts.Cliff Prior, chief executive of Big Society Capital, said:“Charities and social enterprises have considerable skills and expertise to offer when it comes to providing public services yet they face barriers when bidding for, and winning, contracts. At the moment we do not have a level playing field when it comes to public-service procurement and this needs to change if we are to deliver the best outcomes for those in need, as well as achieving value for money.The report, The Work and Health Programme: levelling the playing field, is available on the Reform site.Lloyds Bank Foundation is currently conducting a survey into the same subject, and is asking for people to anonymously share their examples of poor commissioning practice. In particular it is asking for details on the requirements that are proving challenging, the conditions making bidding impossible, and views on how the process could be improved. The results will be used in a report that the Foundation will share with government and commissioners. The survey can be found on SurveyMonkey. Advertisement Tagged with: Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

RSPB aims to get bird song into the charts

first_img  434 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis48 Where to buy or stream RSPB’s Let Nature Sing Tagged with: charity single RSPB About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The RSPB is working to “to turn up the volume on nature before it’s too late” by trying to get a charity single of bird song to the top of the music charts.Pointing out that “56% of UK wildlife is in decline” and that “time’s running out to protect what’s left” the wildlife charity has created a recording of bird song, accompanied by a striking video in which human hands depict a variety of birds. This was created by shadowgrapher Drew Colby.The two and a half minute single is part of the RSPB’s campaign #LetNatureSing, in which it points to 165 species which are critically endangered in the UK. It reports that, since 1966, the UK has lost more than 40 million birds, primarily due to the destruction of habitats, to pollution and climate change.The track features “25 of the UK’s most beloved birds” found across all four countries and a multitude of habitats.According to the RSPB, “it showcases solo divas, such as the blackbird and robin, but also the rhythm section of the great spotted woodpecker and grasshopper warbler. We are blasted by the brass section of duetting cranes, the simple melodies of birds like the great tit, the master-jamming sedge warbler and the incredible booming bass of the bittern.” RSPB aims to get bird song into the charts  433 total views,  1 views todaycenter_img Howard Lake | 26 April 2019 | News Chorus HubAs part of the campaign the RSPB is inviting the public to sign up for its Chorus Hub. Registered users will receive exclusive content such as features on “nature’s songs” and how nature inspires music, together with other information on the work of the RSPB.Appropriately enough, the RSPB’s Twitter handle is “@Natures_Voice”. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis48 The charity is encouraging the public to do so by 2 May to give the single a chance of reaching the number one position in the charts that week. Download or streamThe track can be purchased as a download or streamed from various platforms including Amazon, Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music.It costs 99p to buy/download or £4.84 as an audio CD.last_img read more

PBYD meeting and candidate forum

first_img Facebook Primary Candidate Forum and Permian Basin Young Democrats meetingThe Permian Basin Young Democrats has scheduled a PBYD meeting and a primary candidate forum from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Martinez Bakery, 206 E. Florida Ave., Midland.Democratic Primary Candidates Jennie Lou Leeder and Eric Pfalzgraf will also be in attendance. Pinterest Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest PBYD meeting and candidate forumcenter_img Twitter Democrat logo Local News By admin – February 15, 2018 WhatsApp Previous articleTEDx tickets on saleNext articleMovie casting call adminlast_img read more

Basin rig count up two as prices rise

first_img Facebook Pinterest By Odessa American – May 28, 2021 Pinterest Basin rig count up two as prices rise Twitter Local NewsIn the Pipeline The rig count in the Permian Basin was up two this week, the latest count Friday by Baker Hughes shows, with 233 rigs active in the region. A year ago, 148 rigs were active in the region.Nationally, the oil and gas rig count is up two from last week at 457 rigs. A year ago, 301 rigs were active. The count shows that 359 rigs sought oil, up three from the previous week, and 98 explored for natural gas, down one from the previous week.The U.S. rig count peaked at 4,530 in 1981. It bottomed out in August of 2020 at 244.The regional benchmark Plains-West Texas Intermediate Posting ended Friday at $62.80 per barrel, up $2.74 from last Friday’s close. National benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude ended at $66.32 per barrel, up $2.74 from the previous week.center_img Facebook TAGSBaker HughesOil Pricesrig count Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleDAILY OIL PRICE: May 28, 2021Next articleOdessa’s Got Talent finalists announced Odessa Americanlast_img read more

‘Victim’ Under SC/ST Act Includes Parents & Family Members Of Person Suffering Injuries Of The Crime : Karnataka HC [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews Updates’Victim’ Under SC/ST Act Includes Parents & Family Members Of Person Suffering Injuries Of The Crime : Karnataka HC [Read Judgment] Akshita Saxena23 July 2020 2:33 AMShare This – xThe Court held that ‘victim’ is entitled to be heard in all court proceedings under the Act.The Kalaburagi bench of the Karnataka High Court on Tuesday observed that a victim under the SC/ST Atrocities Act includes not only the person who sustains injuries arising out of the crime but also his parents and family members.”..the definition “victim” as enumerated in the Act is wide enough, which include any individuals who falls within the definition of the SC/ST Act who has suffered…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 Kalaburagi bench of the Karnataka High Court on Tuesday observed that a victim under the SC/ST Atrocities Act includes not only the person who sustains injuries arising out of the crime but also his parents and family members.”..the definition “victim” as enumerated in the Act is wide enough, which include any individuals who falls within the definition of the SC/ST Act who has suffered or experienced physically, mentally, psychologically, emotionally or monitory harm or suffered harm to his or her property. If a person sustains injuries arising out of crime then, he himself, his parents, family members are also to be considered as victim as per the above definition”, the bench observed. In view of this premise, the single-Judge bench of Justice Hanchate Sanjeevkumar passed the following guidelines: “A right is conferred on the victim or his/her dependents to participate in the proceedings initiated under the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 as enumerated in Section 15-A. Therefore, the first informant/ complainant/ victim or dependents shall be made as a party in the proceedings and issue necessary notice to the victim or dependents/ first informant/ complainant/ victim or dependents and to hear them in any proceedings as envisaged under Sub-section (5) of Section 15-A of the SC/ST Act.The Special Courts trying with the offence/s under the SC/ST Act shall direct the District Legal Services Authority to provide an advocate on behalf of the victim or his/her dependents/ first informant/complainant from the Panel Advocates of District Legal Services Authority.” The directions were made while deciding whether the mother of the victim under the Act, who was also the informant in the case, should have been made a Respondent-party in the bail application moved by the accused. The Petitioner-accused had contended that the informant (victim’s mother) need not be impleaded as a party and it would suffice if an information is given to the victim or his dependents or the first informant about the proceedings pending before the Court in terms of Section 15-A(3) of the SC/ST Act. Right to opportunity of hearing of the victim Disagreeing with this submission, the bench observed that Section 15-A(5) of the Act guarantees a right to a victim or dependents to participate in any proceedings. “Right of ‘Audi Alterm Partem’ is conferred. …Where a right of Audi Alterm Partem is conferred on the victim or his dependents, then the court has to give an opportunity/right of audience to the victim or his/her dependent to hear them as to enable them to participate in the proceedings including bail proceedings also,” the court remarked. Section 15A(5) stipulates— A victim or his dependent shall be entitled to be heard at any proceeding under this Act in respect of bail, discharge, release, parole, conviction or sentence of an accused or any connected proceedings or arguments and file written submission on conviction, acquittal or sentencing. In this backdrop the court held that a victim or dependent has a right to be heard by the Court, enabling the victim or dependents to participate in any proceedings in respect of not only bail proceedings but also in the proceedings of discharge, release, etc. “The court is able to hear the victim or dependent in respect of a proceedings as enumerated in Sub-section (5) of Section 15-A of the SC/ST Act only when the victim or dependent are made as parties in the proceedings, otherwise it cannot be possible for the court to hear the victim/dependents and to receive any written submission as stated in the said provision,” the bench observed. On comparing Section 15-A(3) and Section 15A(5) the bench opined that while the prior assigns a duty to the Special Public Prosecutor to the State on behalf of the victim, but the latter expressly confers right of victims and witnesses to participate in any proceedings. “Sub-section (3) of Section 15-A of the SC/ST Act only enumerates giving such information to the victim or dependents through Special Public Prosecutor or State Government about any proceedings pending in the court. But Sub-section (5) of Section 15-A of the SC/ST Act confers a right on the victim or dependents to make them to participate in a proceedings and to hear their submissions and also to file written submissions in this regard in the proceedings pending before the court. Therefore, unless the victim or dependent as enumerated in Section 2(ec) of the SC/ST Act is made a party in the proceedings in the case pending before any court, it is not possible for the court to hear whatever submission to be put forth by the victim or dependents in the proceedings before the court. Therefore, under these circumstances, making the victim or dependent as party in the proceedings pending before any court is necessary and mandatory,” the bench held. Who is a victim under the SC/ST Act? In its order, the High Court has also clarified who is a ‘victim’ as per Section 2 (ec) of the Act. A victim has been held to include any individual who falls within the definition of the SC/ST Act, who has suffered or experienced physically, mentally, psychologically, emotionally or monitory harm or suffered harm to his or her property. “If a person sustains injuries arising out of crime then, he himself, his parents, family members are also to be considered as victim as per the above definition. It is not only stipulated a physical harm is to be caused but if there is a harm mentally, psychologically, emotionally or monetarily or if there is any harm in respect of the property then such person is also coming within the definition of the victim,” the bench observed. In the case at hand, the court noted, the informant was the mother of the injured person. Therefore, she was ‘definitely’ a victim, the court held. “It is not only the mother alone is becoming the victim but father and other blood relative are also coming within the definition of victim to consider the present case. The first informant is the mother of the minor boy, the minor boy who had sustained injuries due to the assault stated to have been committed by the petitioners and other accused. Therefore, certain rights are conferred to the victim and witnesses under the SC/ST Act,” it held. Entitlement of victims under SC/ST Act to free legal services Section 15-A(12) of the Act confers right on the atrocity victim or dependents to take assistance from the Non-Government Organizations, Social Workers or Advocates. A similar provision is also entailed under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987. On a conjoint reading of the two, the bench held, “The member of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes is entitled for free legal services. Legal services means it is not only a legal counseling but also providing assistance of an Advocate to the Member of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes in any proceedings pending before the court…A victim or dependent…are also entitled to free legal services to participate in any proceedings pending before the Court as stipulated in Chapter IV-A of the SC/ST Act.” It clarified that there is no distinction in providing legal services at the trial stage and at the appellate stage (See Rajoo alias Ramakant v. State of Madhya Pradesh, (2012) 8 SCC 553). Case Background The case pertained to a deadly attack on a 14-yr-old boy, whose head was allegedly hit by an Axe by the Petitioners-accused. They were also accused of abusing the boy in filthy language, by mentioning the name of his caste. Considering the gravity of the offence alleged and also the severity of the punishment to be imposed, the Court was of the opinion not to release the petitioners on bail for the reason that “if they are released on bail then there would be of chances of threatening the injured, his parents and also tampering the evidences and also chances of absconding and fleeing away from justice.” It further held that the submission made by the Petitioner-accused that there was no pre-meditation and sharing of common intention between them, could not be elicited at this stage but only during the full- fledged trial. The court also refused to make any comments on account of delay in registering the FIR and it held, “There may be various factors in belated lodging of FIR, but this aspect of the delay can be considered during full-fledged trial but not at this stage…just because there is a delay that cannot be made a ground to allow the petitions since it is a pure question to be considered on facts during the full-fledged trial, but not at this stage.” Case Details: Case Title: Marenna @ Mareppa v. State Case No.: Crl. Petition No. 200315/2020 Quorum: Justice Hanchate Sanjeevkumar Appearance: Advocates Nandkishore Boob and Rajesh Doddamani (for Petitioners); Govt Pleader Mallikarjun Sahukar (for State) Click Here To Download Judgment Read Judgment Next Storylast_img read more