No savings at 50 and worried about the State Pension? You could still retire with £300k+

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Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. No savings at 50 and worried about the State Pension? You could still retire with £300k+ If you’re 50 with no retirement savings, you may be worried about retirement. After all, the State Pension – the income that the UK government pays to those in retirement – is just £175.20 per week, or £9,110.40 per year. That’s not enough to live on.No savings at 50 isn’t an ideal situation. However, it’s also not the end of the world. Act quickly, and you could still build up a savings pot of £300k+ for retirement. This level of savings, combined with the State Pension, should enable you to live a comfortable, stress-free lifestyle in retirement. Interested to learn more? 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Instead, take advantage of the amazing tax-efficient retirement saving vehicles that are on offer today.A good example here is the Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) account. With a SIPP, the government rewards you for saving for retirement. To save £1,000, you only need to contribute £800 if you’re a basic-rate taxpayer. The government adds in the extra £200 for you.This is a fantastic deal. If your goal is to hit £300k+ in savings before you retire, a SIPP is definitely worth considering.Investing: the key to building long-term wealthThe final step is to invest your retirement savings properly. Leave your money sitting in cash and it won’t grow much. In fact, it will actually lose purchasing power over time due to inflation.Invest your savings in growth assets such as stocks and funds however, and your money should grow at a healthy rate over time. Over the long run, stocks tend to generate returns of about 7-10% per year. Pick the right stocks (The Motley Fool can help you here), and it’s possible to do even better than this. For example, had you invested in Rightmove shares a decade ago, your money would have grown at nearly 25% per year.You’d be surprised at the level of savings you could build up in less than two decades if you invest your money wisely. Save £10,000 per year from age 50 (remember, you’d only need to contribute £8,000 per year into a SIPP to achieve this) and earn a return of 8.5% per year on your money through the stock market, and you’re looking at retirement savings of more than £350,000 by age 67. That’s the power of the stock market. Over time, stocks can transform small amounts of savings into huge sums.Overall, there’s nothing complicated about this ‘no savings at 50’ retirement saving strategy. All you need to do is save regularly into the right type of accounts and invest your money.If you’re looking for information on how to invest for retirement after 50, you’ve come to the right place. Edward Sheldon owns shares in Rightmove. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Rightmove. 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 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. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFAlast_img read more

Summer Olympics Medal Count Update – Day 13

first_img The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Here is a a list of all Day 13 U.S. medal winners:GoldAshton Eaton, Men’s decathlon (track and field)Dalilah Muhammad, Women’s 400-meter hurdles (track and field)Kerron Clement, Men’s 400-meter hurdles (track and field)Helen Maroulis, Women’s 53kg (wrestling)Ryan Crouser, Men’s shot put (track and field)SilverJoe Kovacs, Men’s shot put (track and field)BronzeAshley Spencer, Women’s 400-meter hurdles (track and field)The Top Ten countries at the end of Day 13 are: The 2016 Summer Olympic Medal Count – Day 13Team USA added seven medals on Day 13 to bring its total to an even 100 medals. China and Great Britain are still fighting for second place.  China has 58 medals to Great Britain’s 56.American Ashton Eaton became only the third athlete to win back-to-back Gold medals in the decathlon.Jamaica’s Usain Bolt became the first Olympian to win gold in the 100m and 200m in three consecutive Olympics.Helen Maroulis became the first American women to win Gold in wrestling by defeating a three-time Gold medal winner from Japan. 10South Korea73818 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSolympics Previous articleOn This Day: “Gentleman Start Your Engines”Next articleTropical Storm Fiona moving faster Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 4Russia12151744 Please enter your name here 6France8121434 3Great Britain22211356 8Australia7101027 9Italy810624 PlaceCountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 7Germany1381132 2China20162258 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 5Japan1261836 1United States353332100last_img read more

Bulky South African makes Ireland RWC squad ahead of stalwart Devin Toner

first_imgMonday Sep 2, 2019 Bulky South African makes Ireland RWC squad ahead of stalwart Devin Toner The stand out omission from today’s 31-man Ireland Rugby World Cup squad is Devin Toner, the 33-year-old stalwart that most fans would have fully expected to get on that plane to Japan. Instead, residency qualified Munster lock Jean Kleyn is preferred by coach Joe Schmidt. ADVERTISEMENTRory Best, set to play in his impressive fourth world cup, will captain the squad.Six of the squad named featured at the previous two Rugby World Cups (2011 & 2015) – Sean Cronin, Keith Earls, Cian Healy, Rob Kearney, Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton, while a further five played in the 2015 tournament – Tadhg Furlong, Iain Henderson, Robbie Henshaw, Peter O’Mahony and Rhys Ruddock.The remaining 19 players will be making their Rugby World Cup debuts.Kleyn, who recently qualified on residency after joining Munster in 2016, made his debut against Italy and was then retained against England. His bulk and power up front is the main reason for his selection ahead of Toner, who has played in 50 of Schmidt’s 67 Tests in charge.“I’ve coached for ten years. He’s an absolutely quality person. That was an incredibly tough conversation yesterday,” said Schmidt.ADVERTISEMENTIreland are in Pool A and will play Scotland, Japan, Russia and Samoa.Ireland’s opening fixture is against Scotland at the Yokohama Stadium in Tokyo. Six days later Ireland will take on tournament hosts Japan in Shizuoka before playing Russia in Kobe the following Thursday. Ireland’s final pool game is against Samoa on Saturday 12thin Fukuoka.Ireland Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2019IRELAND v ScotlandYokohama Stadium, Sunday 22nd September, 2019 KO: 08.45 (Irish Time)IRELAND v JapanShizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Saturday 28th September, 2019 KO: 08.15 (Irish Time)IRELAND v RussiaMisaki Stadium, Thursday 3rd October, 2019 KO: 11.15 (Irish Time)ADVERTISEMENTIRELAND v SamoaFukuoka Hakatanomi Stadium, Saturday 12th October, 2019 KO: 11.45 (Irish Time)Ireland RWC19 SquadForwards (17)Rory Best, CAPTAIN, Tadhg Beirne, Jack Conan, Sean Cronin, Tadhg Furlong, Cian Healy, Dave Kilcoyne, Iain Henderson, Jean Kleyn, Peter O’Mahony, Andrew Porter, Rhys Ruddock, James  Ryan, John Ryan, Niall Scannell, CJ Stander, Josh van der FlierBacks (14)Bundee Aki, Joey Carbery, Jack Carty, Andrew Conway, Keith Earls, Chris Farrell, Robbie Henshaw, Rob Kearney, Jordan Larmour, Luke McGrath, Conor Murray, Garry Ringrose, Jonathan Sexton, Jacob Stockdale Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… 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 ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

Charities which marked International Day of Charity

first_imgCharities which marked International Day of Charity We’re gearing up for round 2 of our #NewBeginnings fund – supporting amazing local groups which help #refugees settle in the UK!— UK Community Foundations (@UKCF_tweets) September 5, 2016 The Directory of Social Change used the opportunity to promote its campaign to secure a refund from the government for the Lottery funding borrowed from charities for the London 2012 Olympics:What could be achieved by next #InternationalDayofCharity if we got a #BigLotteryRefund? https://t.co/aJx7FhMejK pic.twitter.com/ndOM7hYayE— Big Lottery Refund (@BigLotteryRfnd) September 5, 2016 Feeling charitable? Support us by donating your unwanted stuff! #InternationalDayofCharity https://t.co/Xpy8qp46bT pic.twitter.com/uszNC4aHE4— BHF (@TheBHF) September 5, 2016 Make a difference on #InternationalDayofCharity and support young cancer patients: https://t.co/0F6dRpsagp #CCAM pic.twitter.com/r9qVdFuWW3— CLIC Sargent (@CLIC_Sargent) September 5, 2016 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12  123 total views,  1 views today It’s #InternationalDayofCharity! A heartfelt thank you to every single one of our supporters! pic.twitter.com/vhOxKT9Dyx— Barnardo’s (@barnardos) September 5, 2016 It’s #InternationalDayofCharity! Thanks to the people helping us tackle poverty around the ? https://t.co/bvHoDPJZ3s pic.twitter.com/zlyHO02wPW— CAFOD (@CAFOD) September 5, 2016 On #InternationalDayofCharity we would like to thank everyone who volunteers & fundraises for us, helping us to reach & support more carers— Carers UK (@CarersUK) September 5, 2016  124 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Thank you to our supporters who help fund research our scientists do #InternationalDayofCharity #mondaymotivation pic.twitter.com/fSx3EZErIp— Genesis Research Trust (@GenesisTrustUK) September 5, 2016 Today was the fourth annual International Day of Charity, set up by the United Nations to promote the work of charities and of the individuals and organisations that support them financially and by volunteering.Here are some of the charities we spotted marking the day.The majority of them have taken the opportunity to thank donors and volunteers. Others promoted upcoming fundraising events, or invited people to donate today.Some, like Barnardo’s, chose humour with an animated GIF. Random acts of kindness are inspiring us on #InternationalDayofCharity https://t.co/FgNrnzFwNT— The Salvation Army (@salvationarmyuk) September 5, 2016 Howard Lake | 5 September 2016 | News On #InternationalDayofCharity we’d like to thank our amazing supporters. We couldn’t do what we do without you! pic.twitter.com/tosTvNbc6n— Oxfam (@oxfamgb) September 5, 2016 Today is #InternationalDayofCharity! Throughout the day we will be celebrating how we support cancer patients in Scotland. #charity— BeatsonCancerCharity (@Beatson_Charity) September 5, 2016 This #InternationalDayofCharity, we’d like to thank all our supporters! [GIF: Scope staff run up to camera with ?s] pic.twitter.com/Mz0s2q3AMw— Scope (@scope) September 5, 2016 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

DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned for Upcoming Weekend

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News Community News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday latest #1 DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned for Upcoming Weekend Published on Thursday, July 9, 2015 | 12:34 pm Pasadena Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Friday, July 17, 2015 , at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized DUI checkpoints and proactive DUI patrols are conducted routinely.In California, this deadly crime led to 802 deaths and nearly 24,000 serious injuries in 2012 because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Nationally, the latest data shows nearly 10,000 were killed by an impaired driver. “Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 5 lives and resulted in 75 injury crashes harming 112 of our friends and neighbors,” said Pasadena Police Chief, Phillip L. Sanchez.Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment with officers checking drivers for proper licensing delaying motorists only momentarily. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, which now accounts for a growing number of impaired driving crashes. Drugs which may impair driving not only include illegal narcotics, but many prescription drugs, marijuana, and even some over-the-counter medications.DUI Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests affording the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence.Locations are chosen with safety considerations for the officers and the public.Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out.Funding for this checkpoint is provided to Pasadena Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1’. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Herbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

Smoking causes almost 3000 cancer deaths each year

first_imgHomepage BannerNews By admin – February 4, 2017 WhatsApp Smoking is the cause of almost 3000 cancer deaths in Ireland each year.Today marks World Cancer Day and the Irish Cancer Society is urging the Government to follow Australia and make a bold pledge on tobacco.Cigarettes cost over 17 euro per packet in Australia with plans to increase it to 28 euro by 2020.Donal Buggy from the Irish Cancer Society says that smoking needs to be tackled:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/smoking10.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Previous articleApplications open for Structures at Risk FundNext articleHospitals across country face up to full occupancy each week – Sinn Fein admin Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Google+ Facebookcenter_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Smoking causes almost 3000 cancer deaths each year 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Google+last_img read more

COVID19: PIL In SC Seeks Waiver Of Interest On EMIs During Moratorium Period Of COVID Lockdown

first_imgTop StoriesCOVID19: PIL In SC Seeks Waiver Of Interest On EMIs During Moratorium Period Of COVID Lockdown Sanya Talwar11 April 2020 7:43 AMShare This – xA PIL has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking immediate intervention of the Court for setting aside the RBI Circular to the extent of its accrual of interest on term loans during moratorium. The petition has been filed by Activist and Advocate Amit Sahni and seeks directions from the court to issue appropriate directions in this regard “so that Banks and Financial Institutions do not…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?LoginA PIL has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking immediate intervention of the Court for setting aside the RBI Circular to the extent of its accrual of interest on term loans during moratorium. The petition has been filed by Activist and Advocate Amit Sahni and seeks directions from the court to issue appropriate directions in this regard “so that Banks and Financial Institutions do not charge interest from its customers at least during the moratorium period in the larger public interest”Vide its representations, the petition urges the Court for its intervention especially since “the Citizens are facing extreme hardship, whereby business and work has come to halt and the entire market has crashed”On the other hand, the petitioner further avers that he makes it clear that he has not sought for a waiver of interest on EMIs loans but for waiver of Interest during moratorium. “The Petitioner does not pray that the EMIs should be waived for certain period, however, it is prayed that no interest should be charged during the period of moratorium.”The Petitioner has averred that the Moratorium i.e a legal authorization to debtors to postpone payment, as announced by the Government vide its RBI Circular dated March 27, 2020, “is an eyewash” in so far as it provides that “the interest shall be chargeable during the moratorium period”. In light of this, the petitioner has contended that there is no “sense in paying additional interest along with the regular EMIs”.Therefore, the petition states that the State, being a Welfare State is duty bound to give relaxation to borrowers in this time of crisis, when people have been stripped off their jobs and incomes. “The State cannot enrich itself or permit any other organization or institution to be enriched particularly when it is dealing with an Emergency, which has affected each and every segment of the society and it would not be fair to permit Banks/Financial Institutions to charge interest on the outstanding amount for the Moratorium Period, when citizens cannot work to comply the Government’s instructions and are compulsorily incapacitated to generate funds” – the petition states.Next Storylast_img read more

Mirzapur Series Row: Allahabad High Court Stays Arrest Of Producers Farhan Akhtar & Ritesh Sidhwani

first_imgTop StoriesMirzapur Series Row: Allahabad High Court Stays Arrest Of Producers Farhan Akhtar & Ritesh Sidhwani Sparsh Upadhyay29 Jan 2021 2:52 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court on Friday (29th January) stayed the arrest of ‘Mirzapur Series’ producers Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani. While staying the arrest, the Bench of Justice MK Gupta and Justice Subhash Chand also issued a notice to the state government and the complainant in the matter seeking their reply.FIR against “Mirzapur2” Series – Allahabad High Court stays the arrest…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 Allahabad High Court on Friday (29th January) stayed the arrest of ‘Mirzapur Series’ producers Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani. While staying the arrest, the Bench of Justice MK Gupta and Justice Subhash Chand also issued a notice to the state government and the complainant in the matter seeking their reply.FIR against “Mirzapur2” Series – Allahabad High Court stays the arrest of show’s producers Farhan Akhtar @FarOutAkhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani @ritesh_sid.They approached the HC to quash the FIR registered alleging the series showed UP in “bad light”#Mirzapur2 @NetflixIndia pic.twitter.com/MvzAmzs1BV— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) January 29, 2021 Background of the matter A first information report was lodged against the petitioners (Farhan Akhtar & Ritesh Sidhwani) and others on 17th January 2021 at Kotwali Dehat Police Station (Mirzapur) at the instance of a local Journalist Arvind Chaturvedi for an undated incident. Resultantly, Sections 295-A, 504,505,34 IPC and 67A I.T. Act were invoked against the petitioners (Farhan Akhtar & Ritesh Sidhwani). As per the FIR, the primary allegation of the Complainant is that ‘certain’ content in Web Series titled MIRZAPUR depicts the town of Mirzapur (and the places within) as anti-Social and infested with crime and that the Series promotes illicit relationships, abusive language, casteism and portrays a wrong/ polluted picture of the Legal/Judicial System therein. It has been further asserted by the Complainant in the FIR that the portrayal of the town of Mirzapur in such a manner is far away from reality of life in Mirzapur and thereby has hurt his sentiments. Interestingly, the first informant has also mentioned the fact that some of his friends/acquaintances have started calling him as “Kaaleen Bhaiya” who is the antagonist in the series and is involved in various illegal activities. Submissions puts forth The Petitioners (Farhan Akhtar & Ritesh Sidhwani) submitted before the Court that the said Series is purely a work of fiction, which is specifically clarified in the said Series by way of a disclaimer at the start of each Episode which apprises all its viewers that the said Series respects all faiths and religions and that all places and events in the said Series are completely fictional. It was also submitted that the Series has been created and is exhibited sans any intention whatsoever whether on part of the Petitioners or the professionals associated with the same to hurt religious feelings/sentiments and/or to break the public peace and/or to incite or likely to incite any class or community of persons to commit any offence against any other class or community and/or creating or promoting enmity, hatred or ill will between classes. Further, they argued that the first season of the web-series was released on 16.11.2018 and after a huge success, the second season was launched on 23.10.2020, and it was after almost 3 months the FIR has been lodged. Importantly, it was argued that the web-series is a fictional work of art and needs to be appreciated in light of the exercise of creative /artistic freedom by its makers as provided under Article 19(1)(a) freedom of trade of the Petitioner and under Article 19(1)(g). Lastly, it was prayed that FIR in Case crime no.0016 of 2021 under section 295-A, 504,505,34 IPC AND 67A I.T. Act Police Station Kotwali Dehat, District Mirzapur be quashed. Also, a stay on the entire proceedings initiated in the case was also sought along with a prayer that they should not be arrested/harassed the petitioner in pursuance to impugned First Information Report. Matter was argued by Mr. Manish Tiwary (Senior Adv.), Mr. G.S. Chaturvedi (Senior Adv.) assisted by Syed Imran Ibrahim Mirzapur matter before the Supreme Court In a plea seeking for ban on the Indian web series, “Mirzapur”, the Supreme Court last week issued notices to Amazon Prime Video, Central Government, and Excel Entertainment, producer of the show. A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde heard the matter and proceeded to seek a response from the Respondents. It may be noted that the plea has been moved before the Supreme Court by one Sujeet Kumar Singh, a resident of Mirzapur. He has submitted that the his intent to move the plea is to protect the historical and cultural value of the district of Mirzapur located in Uttar Pradesh, and that the web series, by showing vulgar and shameless scenes, attempts to mar the name of the city. By showing every resident of Mirzapur as a “goon, vagabond and adulterer in front of the country”, it is submitted that the web series has “completely tarnished the historical and cultural image of the city/district”. In light of the above, the plea seeks for a ban on the release of Mirzapur 2, the sequel, and for directions to set up a pre-screening committee for content that is directly released on online platforms. It further prays for censorship of these shows and shows, on par with movies that get censored before releasing in theatres.Next Storylast_img read more

Salinity, depth and the structure and composition of microbial mats in continental Antarctic lakes

first_img1. Lakes and ponds in the Larsemann Hills and Bolingen Islands (East-Antarctica) were characterised by cyanobacteria-dominated, benthic microbial mats. A 56-lake dataset representing the limnological diversity among the more than 150 lakes and ponds in the region was developed to identify and quantify the abiotic conditions associated with cyanobacterial and diatom communities. 2. Limnological diversity in the lakes of the Larsemann Hills and Bolingen Islands was associated primarily with conductivity and conductivity-related variables (concentrations of major ions and alkalinity), and variation in lake morphometry (depth, catchment and lake area). Low concentrations of pigments, phosphate, nitrogen, DOC and TOC in the water column of most lakes suggest extremely low water column productivity and hence high water clarity, and may thus contribute to the ecological success of benthic microbial mats in this region. 3. Benthic communities consisted of prostrate and sometimes finely laminated mats, flake mats, epilithic and interstitial microbial mats. Mat physiognomy and carotenoid/chlorophyll ratios were strongly related to lake depth, but not to conductivity. 4. Morphological-taxonomic analyses revealed the presence of 26 diatom morphospecies and 33 cyanobacterial morphotypes. Mats of shallow lakes (interstitial and flake mats) and those of deeper lakes (prostrate mats) were characterised by different dominant cyanobacterial morphotypes. No relationship was found between the distribution of these morphotypes and conductivity. In contrast, variation in diatom species composition was strongly related to both lake depth and conductivity. Shallow ponds were mainly characterised by aerial diatoms (e.g. Diadesmis cf. perpusilla and Hantzschia spp.). In deep lakes, communities were dominated by Psammothidium abundans and Stauroforma inermis. Lakes with conductivities higher than +/-1.5 mS cm(-1) became susceptible to freezing out of salts and hence pronounced conductivity fluctuations. In these lakes P. abundans and S. inermis were replaced by Amphora veneta. Stomatocysts were important only in shallow freshwater lakes. 5. Ice cover influenced microbial mat structure and composition both directly by physical disturbance in shallow lakes and by influencing light availability in deeper lakes, as well as indirectly by generating conductivity increases and promoting the development of seasonal anoxia. 6. The relationships between diatom species composition and conductivity, and diatom species composition and depth, were statistically significant. Transfer functions based on these data can therefore be used in paleolimnological reconstruction to infer changes in the precipitation-evaporation balance in continental Antarctic lakes.last_img read more

Oseberg releases New Mexico oil & gas market intelligence product

first_img Image: Oseberg’s New Mexico dataset. Photo: Courtesy of Oseberg. Oseberg, an Oklahoma City-based leading upstream oil & gas data transformation technology company, announced the release of a ground-breaking new market intelligence product for the New Mexico oil & gas industry.  For the first time, operators now have direct access from within one application to multiple sources of New Mexico public oil & gas information including Federal BLM, State Land Office, Oil Conservation Division (OCD) and county courthouse records (from the 4 key Delaware/Permian Basin counties, Chavez, Eddy, Lea & Roosevelt).These datasets provide full visibility to market activity throughout the asset development lifecycle.  Data includes deeds, leases, assignments, agreements, spacing & pooling applications and orders, spacing units, communitizations, state & federal drilling permits, and well information including completion, frac and monthly production.Data is accessible through Oseberg’s flagship search & mapping application, Atla, along with dataStream Web Services and Oseberg’s ArcGIS Map Services.  In addition, all the county records and OCD regulatory filings are accessible via Full Text Search (“FTS®”), a powerful “Google-like” search interface that allows customers to search hundreds of thousands of documents for specific words or phrases in seconds.Mr. Cris Byers, Product Manager at Oseberg, commented: “This new dataset is already helping our clients find mineral owners, map pools by formation, navigate through federal leases and communitizations and determine working interest and overriding royalties.  It’s a treasure trove of data that has been difficult to find all in one place in the past.”  Oseberg’s Director of Product, Rich Herrmann, added: “It’s not just about putting well locations and lease outlines on a map.  We are extracting rich information from unstructured data sources, making previously unsearchable data searchable and therefore useful.  It’s a game changer.”Mountain Lion Oil, based out of Houston TX, was an early Beta partner of the New Mexico product.  President Griffin Haby was exuberant: “In a scarce public data environment, Oseberg is king in New Mexico!  They allowed us to analyze current and future production in seconds versus hours.  Very thankful we were included in the Beta testing and had a chance to get a jump on competition in the royalty space.” Source: Company Press Release Data is accessible through Oseberg’s flagship search & mapping application, Atla, along with dataStream Web Services and Oseberg’s ArcGIS Map Serviceslast_img read more