Three bankers defect from Barclays Wealth

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Revenue and profit continues to climb for Bet365 in 2018-19

first_img Bet365 has reported a 9.7% year-on-year rise in betting and gaming revenue, while increased marketing costs and new efforts to enhance responsible gaming controls failed to slow profit growth for the financial year ended 31 March, 2019.The year saw Bet365 customers stake £64.49bn on sports over the 12-month period, a 22.7% improvement on the prior year, contributing to revenue across sports betting and gaming growing to £2.98bn.While the operator did not split out revenue for each vertical, joint chief executive Denise Coates noted that the gaming product had been enhanced through “significant investment” in developing proprietary content. Native apps were also rolled out in key regulated markets, while live casino performed well.“In addition, the number of unique new games available to customers increased in the period,” Coates explained. “As a result the group’s gaming operations experienced improved player retention and, ultimately, an increase in the number of active customers over the period.”Bet365 noted that active customer numbers were up 23% year-on-year, across both sports and casino.The sportsbook offering was evolved further over the year, with the launch of cash out functionality within its Bet Builder feature, both for in-play and pre-match wagering. The Edit My Bet feature has also been launched for each way bets.While it did not provide figures, the operator said mobile sports revenue was up 18% over the year, while in-play accounted for 79% of betting revenue.The full-year period covered the Fifa World Cup in June and July 2018, and Coates said that an increase in marketing expenditure was largely down to the tournament. However, this did not lead to an overall increase in direct costs resulting from revenue, which declined 11.5% to £359.8m.Over the year, a key focus for the business was to enhance the methods it uses to identify harmful gambling among its customers, and to refine the way it interacts with these individuals to guide them to healthier ways of playing.This has seen it experiment with new technologies such as machine learning, continue research into player behaviour and improve training for customer-facing staff.“The group recognises that player protection is not a competitive exercise,” Coates added. “To that end, the impact of its systems and the positive results it identifies through internal research are routinely shared across the industry.“In the coming year, the group will continue in this vein, and is willing to work with other operators and regulators on raising standards across the industry, in a shared endeavour to make gambling safe for all.”The Bet365 Group also includes Stoke City Football Club, owned by the Coates family, which reported revenue of £82.0m for the year, which saw it relegated to the second tier of English football. When this contribution was factored in, group revenue was up 7.2% year-on-year, to £3.06bn.Once the £359.8m in direct costs were stripped out, the gaming business’ gross profit for the year stood at £2.62bn, with the group total rising to £2.70bn once the football club’s revenue was included.Administrative costs related to gaming came in at £1.85bn, while the football club’s outgoings were £90.9m. This left an operating profit of £767.1m for gaming, and an £8.9m loss for the club, for a total of £758.3m, a 14.8% advance on 2017-18. The operator also made charitable contributions of £86.3m during the year, including an £85.0m donation to the Denise Coates Foundation.After finance related costs such as fair value gains on investments and interest repayments, pre-tax profit stood at £791.4m. Bet365 Group paid tax of £106.5m, and after this figure, as well as currency exchange losses and value changes to property assets, were stripped out, net profit for the year was £681.7m, a 16.0% year-on-year increase. Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Regions: UK & Ireland Email Address 16th December 2019 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Revenue and profit continues to climb for Bet365 in 2018-19 Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Strategy Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Bet365 has reported a 9.7% year-on-year rise in betting and gaming revenue, while increased marketing costs and new efforts to enhance responsible gaming controls failed to slow profit growth for the financial year ended 31 March, 2019. Casino & gameslast_img read more

Is another stock market crash on its way? Here’s what I’d do now

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares There are understandable fears that another stock market crash is on its way. Although it’s almost impossible to predict short-term movements in the market, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the FTSE 100 plummet again soon.You see, the UK economy contracted by 20.4% in April as the nation was told to stay at home. Yet despite this, investors were still buying shares, and the FTSE 100 grew by 8% in April.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…Although I believe the last stock market crash presented a great opportunity to buy shares in quality companies at low valuations, the more recent rate of growth in the market might seem overly optimistic.The next market crash?In Beijing, dozens of new coronavirus cases have emerged and residents have been stopped from non-essential travel outside of the area. This has sparked fears that a second wave of the virus could occur.In the UK, the recovery of the economy and customer confidence haven’t been truly tested yet. It is also unknown whether spending patterns will have altered. After living for months in lockdown, will consumers’ values and priorities have changed?For instance, the volume of online shopping has increased, and if this trend continues, this could signal even tougher times for already struggling high streets.Carry on investing in cheap shares?Grim times, certainly. But time to stop buying shares? Not at all! Despite fears of a second stock market crash, I think now is still a great time to invest in cheap shares. However, it is wise to exercise caution. There are a few things that might mitigate the risks of a falling market.The effect that travel restrictions and lockdown measures have had on different industries has highlighted the importance of a well-diversified portfolio. Many travel and leisure share prices have been hammered this year, whereas some tech stocks have flourished.At the same time, it is important to only invest in companies that you understand. This is a rule of investing legend, Warren Buffett. This strategy meant that he kept away from tech stocks during the dotcom bubble in the 1990s, which eventually popped in 2001.What will the FTSE 100 do next?Asking if the market will crash soon is the wrong question. It is possible that it might. But it is also possible that it might not. By holding off, you could be waiting for a future buying opportunity that might never happen.And anyway, investing in stocks is best done with a long-term outlook. This allows bumps and market turbulence to be ridden out. And the 2020 market crash will seem irrelevant one day (except for the great opportunity it offered). The history of the FTSE 100 has shown that after each crash it has suffered, the market has eventually recovered. Although there is much noise from the business press, sometimes it is best to ignore this and follow your own logic.To my mind, now is the time to identify your target stocks and to work out the price you’d be happy to pay for them. 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Here’s what I’d do now T Sligo has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.last_img read more

Standing with Kivalina at the 77th General Convention

first_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Job Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Martinsville, VA General Convention 2012 Environment & Climate Change, Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Comments (2) General Convention, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS July 2, 2012 at 12:15 pm I am glad to see this issue receive attention in ENS and I’m grateful for this article. I spent several wonderful years in Nome, Alaska and while I have not visited Kivalina, I have visited Shishmaref, another village facing similar issues, and have spoken with Alaska natives in many other villages affected by erosion. It’s clear to me that this is an issue with profound religious and spiritual dimensions and is something to be addressed by all Episcopalians, not to mention all Christians. We are one body and when one part of the body suffers, we all suffer. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA July 10, 2012 at 1:08 pm We are constantly being tested in ways that we may not consider “religious” at all, but may have far more significance than we imagine. I suspect that how we actually live reveals what we REALLY believe. I pray for the grace that I–indeed, all of us–may grow into a faith deeper than what is convenient or politically or economically advantageous. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ By P. Joshua GriffinPosted Jun 29, 2012 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 Tags Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Comments are closed. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Albany, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Janet Mitchell, the Rev. Joshua Griffin Griff and Colleen Swan. Mitchell and Swan are both lifetime members of Kivalina Epiphany Church, granddaughters of the late Rev. Clinton Swan, and members of Episcopal Church Women.[Episcopal News Service] As forest fires rage across Colorado and unprecedented storms pummel the country from Florida to Minnesota, it’s pretty clear we are facing a “new normal.” It’s also increasingly obvious that climate change is not so much about future generations as it is about our most marginalized brothers and sisters, right here, right now.This unfortunate truth is well known about one hundred miles above the Arctic Circle within the Iñupiaq community of Kivalina, Alaska, a village of 400 persons and home to the Kivalina Epiphany Church. “We’re an adaptable people, we’ve always been,” recalls Colleen Swan, who served as tribal administrator for 18 years, now sits on the Kivalina City Council, and serves as treasurer for Episcopal Church Women. “But since 2004 we just can’t adapt this fast.” That was the year when Kivalina started to experience rapid land failure—a story covered here by the Episcopal Digital Network, Wayfarer Project.Perched atop a barrier island, the village sits between a freshwater lagoon to the east and the Chukchi Sea to the west. With sea ice forming later and later each year, Kivalina is washing away from seasonal fall storms. Flooding remains a terrifying risk and traditional hunting grounds are increasingly unreliable. But community leaders in Kivalina are determined not to become “climate refugees” and have chosen relocation over nonexistence.The Rev. Enoch Adams Jr. chairs the Kivalina Relocation Planning Committee, which is tasked with moving the community so as to save his peoples’ place-based culture and human identity. “We get a lot of sympathy from a lot of people,” he told me, “but what we need is empathy.” With the construction of the first school in 1905, the federal government forced an autonomous and semi-nomadic society, the Kivalliñigmiut, to settle on what had been a summer hunting camp. Despite its role in the forced sedentarization and assimilation of Kivalina’s people, U.S. government support remains unavailable for climate-induced relocation projects.As General Convention deputies, the Rev. Enoch Adams Jr. and Austin Swan Sr., a village elder, will carry the concerns of their people to Indianapolis. “It’s about time,” Enoch said, “we’ve been waiting for so long to find an ally and we couldn’t find it anywhere. Not in government agencies… in nobody at all. It’s the church, it’s really incumbent on the church, I think, to take the lead on this.”In a few short days, the Episcopal Church will have an opportunity to do just that—to affirm our commitment to Kivalina and other environmentally vulnerable communities around the world. In faithfulness to the House of Bishops recent Pastoral Teaching on the environment and sent by their parish mission committee, the Kivalina deputation will introduce a resolution that asks the Episcopal Church to pledge its solidarity with “overburdened ‘frontline’ communities… already experiencing the impacts of climate change.”But the proposed resolution goes one step further.Seizing upon novel conditions, made possible only through global warming, Shell will begin offshore oil exploration in the Arctic later this month. The logic of “manifest destiny” embedded in our fossil fuel economy has carried Shell to the Chukchi Sea, threatening a critical food source and the migration routes of the bowhead whale, central to Kivalina’s Iñupiaq spirituality. The threats posed to culture, ecology, health—to human and ecological dignity—by the growth of an economy powered by fossil fuel are unspeakable.In submitting this resolution, the members of Kivalina Epiphany Church were emboldened by the 2009 General Convention’s repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery. “I’m glad the Doctrine of Discovery concept was struck down when it was,” Enoch stated. “It is like God told somebody to write this stuff down so that when we reach an issue like oil discovery up here, we have a means to help people understand where we’re coming from when we oppose oil exploration in our waters.”At this year’s convention, the Kivalina deputation and their allies will do the world a great service when they ask the church to commit to the kind of transition we badly need. The resolution calls on the Episcopal Church to resist not only offshore oil extraction, but all forms of increasingly unconventional and destructive fossil fuel development: strip-mining for coal in Appalachia and the Intermountain West, tar-sands oil development in Canada and Utah and “fracking” for methane gas throughout the U.S.For indigenous cultures throughout the world there is a direct link between the violence of colonial racism and an endlessly expanding fossil fuel economy. The Rev. Enoch Adams Jr. calls us to another way: “I saw this repudiation and I knew that God’s hand was on it. Now the church has got to give it backbone. People are going to have to sacrifice their way of thinking, to repent. If they want to see this, to understand this, to know where we’re coming from, they’re going to need to repent. That’s why I started pointing out the difference between sympathy and empathy. Sympathy requires nothing. I refuse to seek anybody’s sympathy. Come and live, come and see, take a look… live every day with the fear that what you’ve been using all your life could be gone. Something that you took for granted all your life, [and] all of a sudden its possible that it will not be there next year. And that’s the gravity of the situation, my friend. I just want to do God’s will.”— The Rev. P. Joshua Griffin, priest Associate at St. David of Wales Episcopal Church in Portland, Oregon. “Griff” received his M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School in 2009 and is a doctoral student in cultural and environmental anthropology at the University of Washington. He previously served as the environmental justice missioner for the Diocese of California. Rector Collierville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Standing with Kivalina at the 77th General Convention Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Events Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Jesse Zink says: Rector Knoxville, TN Eleanor Forfang-Brockman says: Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

Wekiva plays in finals, Anuvia pushes back, and Sportsplex is up…

first_img In case you missed it: Eight stories that shaped the Apopka week in newsApopka entrepreneurs audition for Shark TankHabitat housing: An idea everyone can agree onThe CRAzy initiative in Tallahassee to end community redevelopment agenciesAnuvia pushes back on paying for cleanup of WWTPOlympic-sized swimming facility goes to the back burnerWekiva advances to state finals!Dollar General plans another Apopka storeWekiva’s state title hopes end in finals The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSThe Week in Review Previous articleDollar General targets millennial shoppersNext articleShould Anuvia pay to remove the excess sludge from Apopka’s wastewater treatment plant? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Charity Bank campaign promotes ethical saving

first_img Howard Lake | 6 September 2011 | News  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Finance Charity Bank has begun a national education campaign to educate the population about ethical savings. Its ‘Think Ethical, Save Ethical’ campaign will run up to this year’s National Ethical Investment Week, which takes place from 16 to 22 October 2011.The campaign is supported by a website which features examples of local charities across the UK which have benefitted directly from Charity Bank’s depositors and ISA holders. All of the money saved with Charity Bank is used to provide loans for charities and community organisations.Launching its campaign, the Bank has announced that a representative survey of 2,000 UK adults conducted for it by Vision Critical has found that “78% of Britons don’t know how or where their savings are invested”. It also revealed a large gap in knowledge surrounding ethical ISAs and savings.“There is still a lack of knowledge and understanding of ethical saving amongst the general British population,” said Charity Bank chief executive, Malcolm Hayday. “It is our responsibility to educate the public about the importance of ethical saving – and how easy it can be to do!”Charity Bank is the only regulated bank in the UK that is also a registered charity. It lends to charities, social enterprises and community organisations, including those that would find it difficult to secure funding from traditional banking sector. It invests 100% of its depositors’ money in supporting charities and enterprises that benefit society and publishes details of every loan it makes. It has loaned over £150 million to charities and social Charity Bank campaign promotes ethical saving 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Two men in court after Muff filling station robbery

first_img Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Two men in court after Muff filling station robbery By News Highland – April 16, 2012 Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Newsx Adverts Google+ Twitter Previous articleDonegal tourist sector to benefit from new European marketting driveNext articleDonegal principals pen letter to Minister calling on him to reverse cuts News Highland Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Pinterest Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Two men have appeared in court today following a robbery at a filling station in Muff on Saturday evening.The two were among four arrested after a robbery at Donaghey’s filling station near Muff on Saturday night.Buncrana based Superintendent Kevin English says the arrests followed tremendous support from the local community.He’s been outlining what happened………..[podcast][/podcast] HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Facebooklast_img read more

[LIVE UPDATES] Supreme Court Hearing On Challenge Against MHA Notification On Full Wages To Employees During Lockdown

first_imgTop Stories[LIVE UPDATES] Supreme Court Hearing On Challenge Against MHA Notification On Full Wages To Employees During Lockdown LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK3 Jun 2020 11:13 PMShare This – xSC Bench headed by Justice Bhushan is hearing a matter between employees and employers regarding payment of wages. Attorney-General KK Venugopal is representing the…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?LoginSC Bench headed by Justice Bhushan is hearing a matter between employees and employers regarding payment of wages. Attorney-General KK Venugopal is representing the Union.Live Updates 4 Jun 2020 1:16 AMSupreme Court reserves order for June 12. No coercive action will be taken against any employers pursuant to March 29 MHA order4 Jun 2020 12:51 AMJ. Bhushan asks AG to answer two queries, “Submissions have been made regarding ESI fund. Whether can be utilised for helping workers?AG responds, “It cannot be redirected, but they can borrow from it.”J. Bhushan – “Query 2 is that submission that this order was issued only for migrant workers, what do you say to that?lAG, “I wouldn’t restrict it. Main objective was that if they get paid, they need not migrate.”4 Jun 2020 12:37 AMAdv. Varun Singh submits to the Bench that it is the Responsibility of govt to mitigate the workers’ issues. He draws corollaries between how usa and uk have handled. “Why am I being made to suffer as an industry ?”4 Jun 2020 12:33 AMAdv. Jeetender Gupta now refers to Sec. 35(c) of the DMA, “We are not against workers, i’m only saying that in terms of sec 35(c), the govt should have created a fund for mitigating the problems of workers”.4 Jun 2020 12:32 AMSr. Adv. CU Singh submits, “If they have means, why should Supreme Court under Article 32 be called upon fo interfere then? As of now no prosecution has been initiated”.Sr. Adv. JP Cama now submits, “This notification cannot be taken into account on a piecemeal basis. The GOI’s consistent stand has always been to seek cooperation from the management. Many state governments have refused to pay full wages.”4 Jun 2020 12:13 AMJaising, “Principal of no work no pay is not applicable in the present circumstances, especially when there is lockdown. This argument holds no water. It is DMA which is governing the whole country. I urge you not to quash the notif. Only MSMEs have come and have gotten relief.”Sr. Adv. Anand Grover, “If govt. can order lockdown, then it has the power to issue other orders too, it allows centre to issue all necessary orders.”4 Jun 2020 12:05 AMJaising, “We are talking about the poorest of the poor here. We are talking about those people who don’t have roofs over their heads, dont have food. They say they don’t want to pay contractors, ask them how much they pay their contractual workers ?”4 Jun 2020 12:01 AMJaising submits to the Bench that the Industrial Disputes Act is being given a complete go-by and the matter has to be decided within the contours of DMA.4 Jun 2020 12:00 AMJaising, appearing for the workers, further submits, “We are wearing masks not because we are sick but we are following the norms. We all followed lockdown conditions.”Jaising then draws attention of the Court to Sec 22 of the Act.3 Jun 2020 11:56 PMJaising submits that the authority announcing the lockdown is duty bound to make amends.>Load MoreNext Storylast_img read more

NIA Denies Hacking Rona Wilson’s Laptop In Bhima Koregaon Case; Says Arsenal Consulting Has No Locus To Give Opinion Of Sub-Judice Matter

first_imgNews UpdatesNIA Denies Hacking Rona Wilson’s Laptop In Bhima Koregaon Case; Says Arsenal Consulting Has No Locus To Give Opinion Of Sub-Judice Matter Sharmeen Hakim30 April 2021 10:12 PMShare This – xThe National Investigation Agency (NIA) has denied the report by digital forensics firm Arsenal Consulting, which concluded that incriminating material, including a conspiracy to kill the Prime Minister of India and overthrow the government, was planted on Elgaar Parishad – Bhima Koregaon accused, researcher Rona Wilson’s laptop. The NIA made these claims in an affidavit to oppose interim relief to Wilson, stating his petition before the Bombay High Court was not maintainable.Advertisement Wilson’s plea invoking Article 226 of the Constitution and Section 482 of the CrPC seeks formation of a Special Investigation Team to inquire into planting of fabricated documents in his computer over a period of 22 months. He has also sought a stay on the proceedings in the case and his immediate release, as interim relief. NIA claims Arsenal Consulting has no locus when the trial against Wilson and 15 other civil rights activists and academics in India facing charges under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (UAPA), is pending. Advertisement “I say that, when the trial is pending and is sub-judiced before this court M/s. Arsenal Consultancy have no locus-standi to give such opinion without permission of this Hon’ble Court,” the affidavit filed through Vikram Khalate, SP, NIA states. The NIA said it is for Wilson to explain how his laptop was allegedly hacked, when the device was under his control. He could not blame the investigating agencies that came into the picture much later, they said. Advertisement Advertisement It further states that Wilson’s petition is “vague,” as it doesn’t mention the cyber attacker’s name, who may have planted evidence on his laptop. “I say that the petitioner has basically contended that, it is not the petitioner, who is guilty, but he is framed by somebody. The person alleged to have framed the petitioner is not mentioned in the entire petition.” Last week, a division bench of Justices SS Shinde and Manish Pitale heard Wilson’s petition and directed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to file its reply on or before April 29. The bench will now hear the plea on May 4 on the point of interim reliefs.Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement What is the Arsenal Report? Arsenal Consulting, a digital forensics consulting company in the USA, concluded that a cyber attacker had infected Wilson’s computer with a malware called NetWire (available for $10 online), planted through an email on June 13, 2016, two years before his arrest on June 6, 2018. The report shows that the hacker initially carried out surveillance on his laptop and later delivered 52 documents in a hidden folder called ‘Rbackup’. The hacker added the last document just a day before the police searched Wilson’s house and seized his laptop, on April 17, 2018, the report states. The American Bar Association had asked Arsenal to investigate 10 of the 52 documents in ‘Rbackup’. “It should be noted that this is one of the most serious cases involving evidence tampering that Arsenal has ever encountered, based on various metrics that include the vast time span between the delivery of the first and last incriminating documents.” Arsenal has said in the report. The report further shows that Wilson neither opened the folder in which most of the incriminating material has been allegedly found nor was it ever opened on his computer legitimately. NIA’s affidavit claiming petition is not maintainable Prove the documents at the time of trial The NIA says the fundamental basis for Wilson’s contentions is Arsenal’s report which does not form part of the charge sheets, and the bench should dismiss his petition for this reason alone. It is a settled position of law that documents which are not relied on in the chargesheet cannot be relied by the Petitioner… and as such, there is no question of looking into the report of the M/s. Arsenal Consultancy and as such the entire contention of the Petitioner deserves to be rejected. The agency, however, says the trial court can consider the report at the relevant stage. The Petitioner can very well lead evidence in respect of the same and then very well prove their case (without admitting that the said case is genuine). If at all the Petitioner has any case, the same will be definitely looked into at the time of trial by the leamed Trial Court and as such the present Writ Petition is not maintainable. The Arsenal report said they could identify the attacker only with the cooperation of a service provider who had given fake IP addresses. NIA claimed that this shows Wilson himself was unsure of the attacker, making his plea “vague.” The affidavit further states that Wilson’s claim is self-defeating, as, according to him, the evidence was planted much before the NIA or the Pune police came into the picture. “There is no question of accepting the contention of the petitioner regarding planting of false evidence or fabricating of the evidence. Going by the case of the petitioner himself that the alleged attack has taken place even before the FIR was lodged and as such it is for the petitioner to explain as to how this attack has taken place when the device was in the control of the petitioner himself and as such the petitioner cannot blame other person, leave aside independent agencies like present Respondent.” The affidavit states. Disputed questions of fact The agency states it has not accepted the report or Wilson’s claims that his laptop was hacked, and therefore his claims become disputed questions of fact that the court cannot look into at this stage. I further stoutly deny the report of the M/ s. Arsenal Consultancy and also the report of the American Bar Association. I say that since the contention made in the petition regarding the aforesaid facts are not admitted by me, they are disputed questions of fact and hence cannot be entertained in the present Writ Petition. Alternate Remedy, file for discharge The NIA states that Wilson can always approach the trial court for discharge instead of seeking quashing of the charge sheet. So far, 16 people have been arrested in the case as accused — Jyoti Raghoba Jagtap, Sagar Tatyaram Gorkhe, Ramesh Murlidhar Gaichor, Sudhir Dhawale, Surendra Gadling, Mahesh Raut, Shoma Sen, Rona Wilson, Arun Ferreira, Sudha Bharadwaj, Varavara Rao, Vernon Gonsalves, Anand Teltumbde, Gautam Navlakha, Hany Babu and Father Stan Swamy. Most of the accused in the case were neither named in the FIR over the violence nor present during the 2017 event.Tags#Bhima Koregaon Case Elgaar Parishad case #Rona Wilson NIA Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Council steps up campaign to highlight LK smoky coal ban

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Twitter Donegal County Council is embarking on a door to door campaign in Letterkenny Town and its environs to highlight the fact that there is a ban on the burning of Smoky Coal.The council says the ban imposed in Dublin almost 30 years ago has had a positive impact, and there can be similar benefits in Donegal.However, the council has published figures showing there are breaches, and last weekend saw indications from the EPA that Letterkenny has a serious issue with air pollution.The council is now publishing real time information on air quality in Letterkenny, after the council and the EPA commissioned an air quality monitoring station in the town in May of this year.The council has published two graphs for comparison purposes from the station, one showing a two week period in June, and the other a two week period in mid-October.Thjere were no excedences in Particulate Matter in June, but seven in October, particularly over weekends.The council believes these breaches are linked to the burning of fossil fuels.Public Health Specialist Dr Laura Heavey says the smoky coal ban is a positive initiative to improve the health of people in Donegal, particularly as new reports from the World Health Organisation are now linking long term exposure to air pollution to health issues, like dementia, Parkinson’s disease and neuro-developmental, as well as respiratory conditions such as COPD.She says since Dublin city imposed a smoky coal ban back in 1990, it’s been calculated that 369 lives are being saved annually, and if observed, the Letterkenny ban could also have a positive impact.********************Council report in full -Now that we have entered the heating season, Donegal County Council is remindinghouseholders in the Letterkenny and environs area that there is a ban on the burning of SmokyCoal.With real time air quality information at our fingertips on the public cansee the impacts that burning smoky coal is having on the air quality in Letterkenny.The Environmental Protection Agency manages the national ambient air quality monitoringnetwork and, in association with Donegal County Council, installed and commissioned the airquality station in Letterkenny in May 2019. This station now provides automated, provisionalresults for Particulate matter (PM 10, PM2.5) and Sulphur Dioxide (SO2).In Donegal, Particulate matter (PM 10, PM2.5) coming from the burning of solid fuel for homeheating is the main cause of poor air quality and it impacts on health through disorders of theheart and lungs.Dr Laura Heavey, Specialist Registrar in Public Health Medicine, says, “the smoky coal ban is areally positive initiative to improve the health of people in Donegal. We know that air pollutionincreases symptoms and hospital admissions for those with asthma, COPD and other lungdiseases. It can also trigger heart attacks and strokes, through damage to the blood vesselwalls.“New reports from the World Health Organisation are now linking long term exposure to airpollution to other health issues, like dementia, Parkinson’s disease and neuro-developmentaldisorders in children. Air pollution has also been linked to poor pregnancy outcomes, such aslow birth weight babies” explains Dr. Heavey.She adds “Dublin city imposed a smoky coal ban back in 1990. Dr Luke Clancy, a respiratory physician inDublin, has calculated that the ban saved 369 lives per year in Dublin, based on rates of heart and lungdisease before and after the ban. If everyone in Letterkenny complies with the ban, we could see asimilar impact here on the health of people in Donegal.”Graphs taken from the Letterkenny Air Quality station, show a two week period in June and atwo week period in mid-October and it is clear to see that there were no breaches of eitherlimit during the two weeks in June, (left hand side), while the change to colder autumnweather around mid October has seen 7 breaches of the PM10 limit and 12 breaches of thePM2.5 limit over two weekends. These breaches are linked to the burning of fossil fuelsbecause the influence of traffic is expected to be much reduced at weekends.Suzanne Bogan, Waste Awareness Officer with Donegal County Council is urging householdersto use longer lasting low smoke fuels over the winter months saying “you can make adifference over the winter burning season by using longer lasting low smoke fuels, such as lowsmoke coal or wood, kindling, fire logs, fire starter logs; or turf or turf products.“If using low smoke coal make sure that the bags are clearly labelled low smoke coal,smokeless fuel or approved fuel.” Householders are obliged to comply with the smoky coal banwhen burning fuel and should discuss the many different types of low smoke fuels that areavailable with their local coal merchant.The other key part of this legislation is that coal retailers and coal merchants are not permittedto market, sell or distribute smoky coal inside the ban area. Donegal County Council will beworking with the Revenue Commissioners, in a multi-agency enforcement initiative, focusingon the coal retail / merchant sector. This will involve the inspection of delivery lorries and newlegislation has also made provision for fixed penalty notices for breaches of the legislationwithin the coal sector ranging from €250 – €1,000.“It is important to remember that the sole purpose of this law is to deliver cleaner air” saysSuzanne Bogan and “it is only through the continued support of householders, coal retailersand merchants that improvements in air quality will continue”.For more information or to report a breach of the law contact Donegal County Council on 0749153900 or visit or visit . 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