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Why don’t movies get rugby scenes right?

first_imgCan’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Screenwriter Simon Uttley discusses the challenges of having rugby action in a film A still from the Invictus trailer“It’s similar to the way soldiers (or other professionals) will often criticise the lack of accuracy on screen. But for the film-makers, and probably 95% of the audience, technical accuracy will usually – unless rigid accuracy is the point – come a distant second to the emotion of the characters and the narrative they’re going through. And maybe the writer has never played the game.“I write a lot of action scenes and have never (yet) been in a car chase, shoot-out or battle with aliens. So they’re faking it. Maybe the director is faking it too, and the actors and so on. And to most people they’ll just see ‘rugby scene’ and think it looks fine as opposed to ‘that tighthead’s binding is all over the shop!’Related: Matt Damon talks about learning rugby for Invictus“So, unless they get it 100% spot on, or unless the drama is so satisfying you don’t care that it’s not 100% spot on, then you can get pulled out of the story.“Not that you can’t script great sporting moments. Despite the cries of ‘you couldn’t make it up’, literally if you were attempting to write about the 2003 World Cup final you would probably make something up exactly like what happened.“But so much of the true drama of sport comes because it’s unscripted and undirected. That’s where the real thrill comes. And when you’re used to that – and with rugby we’re also used to pretty great ‘on tour’ videos with the British & Irish Lions – anything that’s even slightly off sticks out. I think anyway.”Uttley – the son of former England and Lions lock Roger and whose brother, Ben, helmed the last three Lions documentaries – says he would consider writing a screenplay for rugby. But it would depend very much on the story first. Photo call: Morgan Freeman at the ‘Invictus’ premiere in Rome (Getty Images) center_img Why don’t movies get rugby scenes right?It’s rare that a die-hard fan sees a rugby scene in a movie and gives it a big thumbs-up. But it cannot be easy to capture the essence of such a complex game on the silver screen, whilst also conveying a sense of cinematic drama. We wondered: how difficult is it to get right?So we asked an experienced screenwriter who knows their rugby what they thought. Simon Uttley gives us some considered thoughts on the inherent issues that surround showing an audience match action.Here is what he says:“Logistically it is interesting. Films are used to portraying large-scale carnage, so you would think rugby would be easy on that front. And I would say most sports films face the same kind of logistic hurdles – how do we fake something to make it look real?“But in general, of what I have seen, most of the time it’s probably a slight rugby riff on the uncanny valley. If you’re used to playing or watching a lot of rugby then you innately know what feels right and what feels a little off.Related: What is the best rugby movie?“Movies – unless they’re using archive or documentary footage – aren’t always going for 100% verisimilitude or accuracy. So even if they get in a consultant (which I’m sure they do) to make sure the rugby scenes feel right, they’re probably not going to have two teams, stars included, of professional-level rugby players going at each other hammer and tongs.“Which automatically reduces how ‘accurate’ the scene is going to feel, though maybe only by a degree or two. But sometimes that’s all it takes to take you out of the moment.“On top of that, the angles used and the way they’ll need to set up and ultimately end updating around certain moments to fit the narrative will further remove that feeling of authenticity. Or can do. So the drop-goal scene in Invictus ramps up the slo-mo effect and sound design for dramatic effect, but if you spend a lot of time watching and/or playing rugby you’re probably distracted by that. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

From the editors: Episcopal News Service to disable comments

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Youth Minister Lorton, VA Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Lou Schoen says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Douglas Crellin says: william dailey says: Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Elizabeth A Triano says: Douglas Crellin says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem August 30, 2018 at 3:15 pm I am sorry to read this, and I certainly understand your decision. Thank you for all that you do. 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 Stuart Ibberson says: August 30, 2018 at 4:19 pm While I lament this decision I certainly understand it. Over the past few years I have seen many media outlets do the same thing; not do stifle discussion and respectful dissent, but to avoid the hatred, vitriol and name calling that so often accompanies comments. Some UK-based newspapers have moved to a model whereby comment-making is disabled on controversial stories, and left intact on not so controversial stories. I myself have been on the receiving end of such attacks, up to and including death threats. As it is, ENS has preserved the option of commenting on various stories via Facebook and Twitter – so we can still have our discussions, just not on this platform. 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 August 30, 2018 at 3:41 pm Cowardly is the first thought that comes to mind, but then I reflected and realized it is not cowardly it is strategic to silent dissenting voices. Trying moderating and removing objectionable content and contributors. I am sure this is a lesson learned from our brethren in the Catholic church who are shut down from commenting on the appalling leadership that led to and in some cases allowed the outright disgusting abuse of children. Shame on you, shame on you. One more reason to leave this “church” that has become more interested in becoming a progressive political voice than a place of worship. I find no reason to subscribe now since this will just be one view with no feedback loop. Sad, truly sad. I will pray for all of you. August 30, 2018 at 3:28 pm I agree with this decision. The direction of the church will proceed much more smoothly if those who disagree (agreeably or disagreeably) are silenced. The discomfort to those who disagree with those who disagree must be recognized and avoided at all costs. After all we do live in a grown up world-don’t we? Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK August 30, 2018 at 3:26 pm This decision only reflects your unwillingness to accept the fact that not all Episcopalians agree with your point of view on many of the issues you seem to espouse. Very sad, indeed. August 30, 2018 at 3:19 pm This is a real shame. Why not enforce some guidelines rather than pulling the plug outright? Submit a Press Release Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector Columbus, GA August 30, 2018 at 4:22 pm After seeing some of the hateful dialogue about race-based issues during General Convention, I can only say ‘thank you.’ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET August 30, 2018 at 3:03 pm I have noticed the same trend toward disrespectful comments adding nothing to the subject under discussion. I think you have made the right decision. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate Diocese of Nebraska From the editors: Episcopal News Service to disable comments Featured Jobs & Calls August 30, 2018 at 3:45 pm And I have one last comment. This is the year of evangelism yes? How does that stand hand in hand with shutting down discussion? Good luck with your new evangelism model of we preach you listen, your response is no longer requested. Anthony Price says: [Episcopal News Service] When we invited our readers to comment on Episcopal News Service stories nearly seven years ago, we did so in the spirit of generating and encouraging discussion related to our content.However, increasingly, some voices have come to dominate the discussion, which at times has strayed from the stories themselves into theological and ideological arguments. We value our readers and we value civil discourse, but we can no longer offer a comment function on our website. Readers may still, however, comment on ENS stories on Facebook and Twitter. Readers who would like to comment directly to us may do so via [email protected] are far from alone in this decision. Beginning at least in late 2014 and continuing to now, media organizations far larger than ENS have decided to stop allowing comments on their stories. They range from Reuters and USA Today to the Atlantic and National Public Radio. We regret this trend and the polarization that promoted it. We pray for a time when people can, in the words of Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby “learn to disagree well.”The editors  Rector Tampa, FL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Jim Cutshall says: Rector Martinsville, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Marylin Day says: Fred Fenton says: Featured Events Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Wink McKinnon says: Rector Collierville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Pittsburgh, PA August 30, 2018 at 3:25 pm Sad, being afraid of comments and discussions on gives on side or point of view. That is a problem when that occurs. Sorry the “bosses” are afraid to let others speak. Dagmar Hamberger says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Posted Aug 30, 2018 Rector Albany, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service Rector Bath, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Comments (12) August 30, 2018 at 4:06 pm It’s an understandable decision that ENS does not want to have to moderate multiple discussions on multiple platforms. The time and effort can hopefully go in maintaining and adjusting over and over the quality of the site to developments in society and technology.After all, the change is not even a paywall, it’s still free (and ad-free!) content that everybody is free to share and comment on whatever social network they use. August 30, 2018 at 3:26 pm So sad…some comments are very thoughtful. Is this an austerity move? Can you pay for monitoring and removal if not within guidelines? Here’s hoping you are making the correct decision since as people become more disengaged, your readership may decline substantially. Submit a Job Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israellast_img read more

Radio journalist murdered, authorities should not rule out journalism connection

first_img News Follow the news on Peru RSF_en Reporters Without Borders supports the efforts of Peru’s National Association of Journalists (ANP) to ensure that the police do not rule out the possibility that radio journalist Donny Buchelli Cueva’s brutal murder was linked to his work.A month after Buchelli was found murdered in his home in the northwestern province of Pacasmayo, the investigation has ground to a halt despite the arrests of two suspects and earlier references by the police to several leads, including a possible connection to the victim’s journalism.Buchelli’s body was discovered inside his home on 10 July with the hands and feet bound and bearing the marks of torture. The police say his assailants beat him unconscious and then suffocated him. According to the autopsy, he was murdered on 8 July.The owner of radio Solimar and host of a news programme on Más Radio, he had recently launched a campaign to draw attention to the professional and ethical shortcomings of local election candidates. Colleagues are shocked by his murder and are adamant that he was not involved in any dubious activities.“We urge the authorities to continue actively pursuing this investigation so that Buchelli’s murder does not remain unpunished,” said Camille Soulier, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk. “What is the situation with the two suspects? We hope the elections will not obstruct the investigation.”The government must not turn a blind eye to the dangers to which journalists are constantly exposed in Peru. Recent targets include Yofré López, whose mother and stepfather were slightly injured by a dynamite attack on her home on the outskirts of Lima on 22 April.Government officials and politicians involved in serious abuses continue to go unpunished in Peru. Former army officer Daniel Urresti was appointed interior minister in June despite still being the subject of a judicial investigation for his suspected involvement in the 1988 murder of journalist Hugo Bustíos.Two people have been convicted of carrying out Bustíos’ murder but the case is still not closed 26 years later.Peru is ranked 104th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. PeruAmericas China’s diplomats must stop attacking media over coronavirus reporting PeruAmericas December 4, 2019 Find out more Organisation Receive email alerts Newscenter_img Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites to go further April 1, 2020 Find out more News August 12, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio journalist murdered, authorities should not rule out journalism connection February 10, 2017 Find out more Help by sharing this information Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable Newslast_img read more

No agreement to sell Donegal Creameries’ dairy division as talks continue

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – September 1, 2011 Google+ Newsx Adverts Facebook WhatsApp NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Pinterestcenter_img Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ Previous articleSenator O’Domnhaill backs party leader as Fianna Fail decide not to contest electionNext articleFarmers call for immediate payment of outstanding grants News Highland No agreement to sell Donegal Creameries’ dairy division as talks continue Donegal Creameries says no agreement has been reached to sell its dairy division to Connaught Gold. In a statement issued to coincide with the release of half year interim results today, the company says it is engaged in discussions on a sustainable future for the dairy secor nationally under the auspices of the umbrella body ICOS.Chief Executive Ian Ireland says discussions with neighbours form part of that wider process, but no deals have been made………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/cream1pm.mp3[/podcast]In its results the company announced turnover from January to June of almost 69 million euro, up 13.5%, and operating profit of 857,000 euro, down 38%.There were losses in the dairy division, but the company expects it to return to profitability in 2012. In the longer term, the company expects good full year results.Ian Ireland says while elements of the business are cyclical and are vulnerable to shifts in the market and the economy, Donegal Creameries PLC has a balanced portfolio, and the future is bright…………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/ianir1pm.mp3[/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Facebooklast_img read more

Councillors called to take financial responsibilty if co-option case is successful

first_img Twitter Newsx Adverts LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterest By News Highland – July 26, 2011 Google+ Facebook A date for the hearing of a High Court action against Donegal County Council over a recent co-option will be set on ThursdaySolicitor Dessie Sheils has been granted a judicial review in the High Court over the co-option of Michael McBride to replace Senator Jimmy Harte.Dessie Sheils, who unsuccessfully contested the recent General Election as an indepedent, argues that the council seat should have been filled by a non-party candidate as Senator Harte was a independent when he was elected.The Labour Party insists that Councillor McBride was not a member of any party when he was co-opted in May of this year.Yesterday Councillors formally gave the county manager the Ok to defend the action.In a statement released to Highland Radio news Mr Shiels says he is very suprosed that Donegal County Council has agreed for public monies to be spent making a defence of the proceedings.He says he is suprised that no councillor has publicly commented on the situation.Mr Sheils has called on County Councillors to now personally agree to indemnify Donegal County Council and the electorate against any legal fees, costs and witness expenses which may be incurred by Donegal County Council in the High Court Proceedings.He says if Councillors have collectively agreed to defend serious High Court proceedings on a matter of electoral law and democracy, then they should also now assume collective personal responsibility for any legal costs incurred by Donegal County Council Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter Councillors called to take financial responsibilty if co-option case is successful Previous articleNigerian family’s home targeted suspected racially motivated attackNext articleGAA – McGuinness “Donegal injuries improving” News Highland center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Marie Fleming’s partner says she died in his arms at home like she wanted…

first_imgNews Twitter Previous articlePolice in Foyle appeal after man is robbed in his home at knifepointNext articleMotorists advised to take care on roads as more bad weather forecast News Highland Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest WhatsApp Google+center_img Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire By News Highland – December 20, 2013 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Marie Fleming’s partner says she died in his arms at home like she wanted to The partner of Marie Fleming, who lost her battle with Multiple Sclerosis this morning, says she died in his arms.Tom Curran told the family solicitor that “she died at home, as she always wanted to do.”Ms Fleming failed in her landmark right-to-die case earlier this year.The 59 year old Lifford native had challenged the ban on assisted suicide – claiming it breached her constitutional rights and discriminated against her as a disabled person.The Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore says Marie’s campaign  was brave and courageous – adding that the fact that her case has kick-started a national debate – will be her lasting legacy. Pinterestlast_img read more

NHRC Intervenes In Suo Motu Case On Plight Of Migrants; Suggests Long Term & Short Term Measures [Read Application]

first_imgTop StoriesNHRC Intervenes In Suo Motu Case On Plight Of Migrants; Suggests Long Term & Short Term Measures [Read Application] Nilashish Chaudhary5 Jun 2020 8:31 AMShare This – xThe National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has filed an application seeking to intervene in the case of Suo Motu cognizance taken by the Supreme Court with regard to the condition of migrant workers stranded in different parts of the country amid the COVID-19 induced lockdown. Through its application, NHRC purports to examine the laws governing the protection of human rights of…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 National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has filed an application seeking to intervene in the case of Suo Motu cognizance taken by the Supreme Court with regard to the condition of migrant workers stranded in different parts of the country amid the COVID-19 induced lockdown. Through its application, NHRC purports to examine the laws governing the protection of human rights of migrants and suggest measures to ensure the same are not compromised, as per its prescribed statutory functions. Since the Commission was established to protect and promote human rights under the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993, it is stated that the application is in furtherance of its prescribed functions under the Act. Its functions, states NHRC, are “to intervene in any proceedings involving any allegation of violation of human rights pending before a court”, and “to review the safeguards provided by or under the Constitution or any law for the time being in force for the protection of human rights and recommend measures for effective implementation”. The Commission has informed Court that, based on certain reports, it has taken suo motu cognizance of migrants in 6 different cases and has issued notice to various Governments and Departments, asking them for details on what action they have taken to provide food, water and other basic amenities to those who are seen to be struggling. NHRC details these 6 instances where it felt the need to step in due to apparent human rights violations, and issued notice to the following authorities, in each separate case respectively:- Chief Secretary, Government of Maharashtra and the District Magistrate, Aurangabad, MaharashtraChief Secretaries of Maharashtra and Madhya PradeshChief Secretary, Government of Punjab, the Chief Secretary, Government of Uttar Pradesh and the District Magistrate, Agra, Uttar PradeshDirector General of Police, GujaratChief Secretary, Government of Uttar PradeshChief Secretary, Government of Gujarat; Chief Secretary, Government of Bihar; the Chairman, Railway Board, Ministry of Railways, Government of India, New Delhi; and the Home Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi NHRC further points out that the Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979 is an important legislation to govern inter-state migrant workers, which was aimed at providing inter-state workmen with conducive work conditions and preventing exploitation. Despite the legislation granting migrant workers entitlement to wages similar to other workmen, displacement allowance, journey allowance and payment of wages during the period of journey, NHRC contends that their plight in recent times has shown that the Act was never implemented in its true spirit. In this light, NHRC has come up with a list of 10 short-term and 10 long-term measures to help reduce the hardships and grievance of poor labourers. The Top Court has been asked to consider these suggestions in order to not only alleviate the current plight of migrant workers, but to also ensure that such distress is not caused in the future. The suggestions enclosed in the application filed through Advocate Mohit Paul are as follows:- A. Short term measures: In order to estimate the in-flow of migrant workers, States should collect the data of migrant workers at the point of departure in the originating State as well on arrival in the destination States. This will help States to effectively plan quarantine and relief measures for the migrant workers.The Government of India and the State Governments must ensure proper implementation of the Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979 so that the migrant workers are provided with a journey allowance.Menstrual hygiene products should be provided to migrant women and adolescent girls across the country. For example, at the Andhra-Odisha border in Odisha’s Ganjam district, the women and adolescent girls among migrant workers walking homeward on the NH16 have received menstrual hygiene products, along with food and other relief material, from Youth for Social Development (YSD), an NGO.Each state should be directed to ensure proper functioning of shelter homes especially for the accommodation of pregnant women, lactating mothers, children, and elderly persons. Itshould be ensured that medical facilities and nutritious food are available in these shelter homes.Each State should be directed to identify the industry in which the migrant labour is working i.e construction, agriculture, brick kiln, etc. This identification will aid the State in creating schemes for the migrant workers and in the preparation of a State-wide and Nationwide database.States should be directed to take steps for the support of migrant workers, similar to the steps taken by the State of Odisha which has set up a toll-free Shramik (labour force) Sahayata Helpline,Migrant Labour Help Desk, seasonal hostels for the children of migrant workers, and has strengthened Anti-Human Trafficking Units for migrant workers.States must ensure medical facilities for check-ups for migrants before and after the journey, as well as availability of food and medical care during the journey. For migrants who are walking or travelling on bicycles, food and water should be made available both at the originating and destination states, as well as en route.The originating States should take steps to identify the destitute among the migrant labour and provide some quantum of compensation to ensure that they do not resort to begging after reaching their destination.It is of concern that as per many reports 40 per cent of the Shramik trains are late, there is an average delay of 8 hours. Railways in consultation with the respective State Governments should ensure that such delays do not take place and the trains do not reach wrong destinations. A mission similar to that of the dedicated Vande Bharat Mission should be started in a phased manner to help migrant workers reach their source destination.A fund should be created for payment of ex-gratia relief by the concerned DM, which will provide fixed compensation to every migrant returning home. B. Long term measures: A special provision to be inserted in the Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979 to deal with emergency situations like Covid-19, natural disasters etc.Appointment of a claim commissioner to look into recovery from employers who abandoned their labourers despite notification for continuity of wages by Central Govt. For example it appears prima facie that the provisions regarding Accommodation as provided for under the Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996 have been ignored by the employer thus leading to a situation where the workers had to resort to travelling back to their home State.Allocation of funds to states to be allotted to gram panchayats in order to create employment opportunities in the home states of migrants.National portal for registration of migrants so that a nationwide database is created. Compensation to family members of those who died while migrating to their respective states. Universal ration card to be granted to migrants Maximum benefits be extended to the migrant labour as provided for under the Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008. The government announced it would launch a scheme for affordable rental housing for migrant workers and urban poor to provide ease of living by converting government-funded housing in cities into Affordable Rental Housing Complexes (ARHC). This would be carried out through PPP mode. This should be implemented as soon as possible in order to provide shelter to the migrants. There should be a nodal agency created under the Ministry of Labour for the resolution of inter-state migrant labour issues. The Secretary from each State/UTs should be a part of this nodal agency and will coordinate with the migrants in their respective states. A study looking at best practices from other countries on issues concerning migrant labour could be commissioned in order to implement or adapt the same in the domestic context. A simpler registration process ensuring the understanding capability of the migrant workers. Also, the forms should be made available in the local language or the language that is most commonly used in the area. As the matter was taken up today before a Bench comprising of Justices Ashok Bhushan, SK Kaul and MR Shah, Senior Advocate Prabhu Patil expressed the NHRC’s desire to intervene in the matter. Patil apprised the Court of this application and stated that the aforementioned measures had been suggested by the Commission. As the counsel urged the top Court to consider implementing these measures, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta stated that the same could wait, as they were long term solutions and the Court was currently concerned with the present situation. Patil submitted that the NHRC was not being adversarial and willing to help, while the Solicitor clarified that he was not opposed to the Commission’s intervention. The Bench reserved its Order on the Suo Motu matter and will deliver the same on Tuesday, June 9.Click Here To Download Application[Read Application]Click Here To Download Application[Read Application] 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

Validity Of Remission Policy Allowing Premature Release Of Life Convicts Aged Above 75: SC Refers Matter To Constitution Bench [Read Order]

first_imgTop StoriesValidity Of Remission Policy Allowing Premature Release Of Life Convicts Aged Above 75: SC Refers Matter To Constitution Bench [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK17 July 2020 5:51 AMShare This – xA three judge bench headed by Justice UU Lalit has referred to a larger bench an important legal issue about the validity of Haryana Government’s policy allowing premature release of life convicts aged above 75 which overrides Section 433A of Code of Criminal Procedure. “Whether in exercise of power conferred under Article 161 of the Constitution a policy can be framed, whereunder certain…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 three judge bench headed by Justice UU Lalit has referred to a larger bench an important legal issue about the validity of Haryana Government’s policy allowing premature release of life convicts aged above 75 which overrides Section 433A of Code of Criminal Procedure. “Whether in exercise of power conferred under Article 161 of the Constitution a policy can be framed, whereunder certain norms or postulates are laid down, on the satisfaction of which the benefit of remission can thereafter be granted by the Executive without placing the facts or material with respect to any of the cases before the Governor and whether such exercise can override the requirements under Section 433-A of the Code?” , the bench, also comprising of Mohan M. Shantanagoudar and Vineet Saran, framed this question for consideration of the larger bench. The court was considering a case of a murder convict (sentenced to life imprisonment) who was released after completing 8 years of actual sentence invoking a remission policy framed by the State. Earlier, the court had issued notice to the State of Haryana asking it to explain its policy which conferred the benefit of remission on convicts who stood convicted for life sentence and are above the age of 75 years (in case of male convicts) and have completed 8 years of actual sentence. It had noted that the policy appears to be in conflict with Section 433A CrPC, which stipulates that a convict shall not be released from jail unless he had served at least 14 years of the imprisonment, if he has been sentenced to life for an offence that entails maximum of death sentence or in cases where capital punishment has been commuted. Before the bench, the Addl. Advocate General, who appeared for the State, conceded that, no individual facts or material pertaining to any of the cases were placed before the Governor and that the benefit in each of the cases was conferred by the Executive itself in terms of the Policy. To contend that the exercise of laying down the norms by a policy was correct and that the appellant in this case was rightly granted remission; the observations made in a Constitution Bench decision in Maru Ram v. Union of India (1989) 1 SCC 204 were relied on.In Maru Ram, the Court had held that no separate order for each individual case would be necessary but a general order must be clear enough to identify the group of cases and indicate the application of mind to the whole group, While considering the instant case, the bench, noted that some subsequent three judge bench judgments of the Apex Court [Swaran Singh vs. State of U.P. (1998) 4 SCC 75 and Epuru Sudhakar vs. Govt. of A.P. (2006) 8 SCC 161] have emphasized that the power of remission must be exercised depending upon the facts and circumstances of the concerned case and based on facts and materials of the case. “The modalities adopted in the present matter, however, unmistakably, show that the individual facts and circumstances of the case were not even placed before the Governor. The basic aspects viz., the manner in which the crime was committed, the impact of the crime on the Society and the seriousness of the crime got completely suppressed and relegated in the background under the norms laid down in the policy and it was then left to the Executive to see whether any individual case came within the parameters laid down by the policy. The basic facts and circumstances of the case were not even looked into. The correctness and propriety of such exercise is the matter in issue.” Given the observations made in Maru Ram were by the Constitution bench, the bench said that the present matter would be required to be placed before a larger Bench.Case no.: CRIMINAL APPEAL NO.1003 OF 2017 Case name: PYARE LAL vs. STATE OF HARYANACoram: Justices UU Lalit, Mohan M. Shantanagoudar and Vineet SaranCounsel: Adv Shikhil Suri, AAG Amit KumarClick here to Read/Download JudgmentRead Judgment 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

Record 320 cases of Covid-19 confirmed in NI

first_img Google+ Homepage BannerNews Twitter Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleYellow rainfall warning issued for DonegalNext articleGardai investigating caravan fire in Moville News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Record 320 cases of Covid-19 confirmed in NI By News Highland – September 29, 2020 Northern Ireland has registered a record number of Covid-19 cases this afternoon.320 people have tested positive in the past 24 hours, but there are no more deaths.The total number of cases now stands at 11,269, while the death toll remains at 578.The incidence rate of Covid-19 has yet again jumped in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area.The rate of infection in the local authority district today is, 266.1 per 100,000.401 positive cases of the virus were confirmed in Derry and Strabane during the 7 day period from September 22nd to 28th.A curfew of 11pm is being brought in for the hospitality sector in the North – to try to reduce rates of coronavirus.It will come into force tomorrow night at pubs, bars, restaurants, cafes, hotels and guesthouse bars. Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Private medical insurance in need of radical surgery

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Private medical insurance in need of radical surgeryOn 28 Jan 2003 in Personnel Today Private healthcare could cost UK businesses £1.1bn over thenext five years, but rather than stopping its provision, sensible planning byemployers can lead to lower costs and more effective insurance policiesOur research made headlines earlier this month by predicting that UKbusinesses could face an additional £1.1bn bill for Private Medical Insurance(PMI) over the next five years – a 70 per cent increase for employers. HR budgets are under significant pressure in the current economic climate,and a rise in PMI costs will be a difficult pill for most companies to swallow.Just as final salary pension schemes have become a victim of spirallingliabilities, there is a very real danger that PMI may go the same way. Providing a company pension, car and PMI has become the norm. However, formost companies, the latter has tended to remain a ‘perk’ benefit for seniorstaff. HR managers have always considered PMI to be a vital part of the employmentpackage and crucial to the recruitment and retention strategy. Financedirectors are also beginning to recognise the importance of getting people backto work quickly and reducing sickness absence. But it is becoming a jugglingact for HR to provide attractive employment packages without committingresources to unsustainable levels. The cost of providing PMI has caused significant strain at one time oranother on the benefits budgets of almost every company. The problem is thatcost inflation for PMI plans has consistently outstripped both RPI and averageearnings. There has not been a time in my 15 years in the industry when medicalinsurers’ actuaries and pricing departments have not factored in increases ofaround 10 per cent for underlying risk costs. The major contributor to PMI inflation is the steady increase of claims asdemand for medical services continues to grow. PMI providers’ response to thishas been the introduction of cost containment strategies – such as restrictedhospital networks, agreements with consultant specialists and using nurses toprovide managed care services. These have placed some downward pressure on costs as have competitivepressures in the market place. But during the past five years, consolidation among insurers and a swingfrom not-for-profit to commercial insurers, has reduced the opportunities forcutting costs by switching providers. HR clearly recognises the importance of PMI, but it is also very highlyvalued by the individuals and families who are fortunate enough to have coverprovided by the employer. Anyone who has used their PMI to access privatetreatment will appreciate the convenience and speed it offers compared with theNHS alternative. But there is a price to pay. If costs continue to escalate at historical levels while insurers can onlytinker at the margins of reducing them, the sustainability of providing thebenefit in its traditional form must be in question. To avoid a knee-jerk response to rising costs, employers must considerstrategies for limiting their liability to future PMI risk costs. There are anumber of potential solutions, and HR directors need to sit down with seniormanagers and thrash out what is best for their company and staff. Options mayinvolve employees playing a greater part in selecting and contributing to theirPMI benefit through flexible benefit arrangements, or even offering moreflexible choices within the PMI plan. Others may involve more traditional methods of introducing excesses, andchanging insurers or funding methodologies to maximise reductions in cost andtaxation. Direct funding of ‘return-to-work’ programmes could be introduced,and integrating occupational health assessment into the process of paying fortreatment could also be a cost and tax-effective method for some employers. Whichever strategy is decided upon, the planning needs to be done now, sothat in five years time this benefit will still be available and affordable. By Paul Ashcroft, Senior healthcare consultant,Buck & Willis Healthcare            Comments are closed. last_img read more