I’d hold this 9% FTSE 100 dividend yield in my ISA for at least 10 years!

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Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. If you’re looking for FTSE 100 dividend stocks to buy for your ISA, then I highly recommend taking a closer look at insurance giant Legal & General (LSE: LGEN).I believe this company has all the hallmarks of a blue-chip income champion.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…Today, I’m going to explain why I believe the business has the potential to provide investors with a steady stream of income for the next 10 years. FTSE 100 dividend yieldLegal is one of the largest financial services firms in the UK. It provides asset and pension management services to millions of customers across the country. I think this business model makes the company one of the best income stocks on the FTSE 100.Managing pension assets requires a long-term view and a conservative approach to business management. Investors have to be sure that when they deposit their money with the pension giant, it will still be there several decades later when they come to retire. This means Legal can’t take too many risks. That’s good news for both the company’s customers and its investors. It also suggests the firm won’t payout more than it can afford in dividends. As such, I think the current 9% dividend yield is sustainable. And here to stay. Look to the long term Legal’s long-term business model is the primary reason why I think this FTSE 100 dividend stock could be a good investment for the next 10 years. Buying the shares inside a Stocks and Shares ISA will also yield tax benefits. Indeed, income or capital gains earned on assets held inside these wrappers are not taxable. You don’t even need to declare the income on your tax return. This is particularly helpful for investors who own high-income stocks like Legal. For example, an investment of £10,000 in the insurance giant would yield a tax-free income of £900 a year, based on its current dividend yield. Capital growthI’m also optimistic about the capital growth opportunities for the business. As the UK economy continues to grow, the total value of pension savings is also increasing. Legal’s size has helped it capture a large share of the UK pension market and, as it continues to grow, this trend should continue.The group can offer it services at a lower cost than competitors, thanks to economies of scale. Also, as noted above, the organisation’s size and diversification act as a competitive advantage. Customers can entrust their assets to the business safe in the knowledge it’s unlikely to collapse overnight. As more and more customers turn to the group to manage their assets, profits should continue to grow. This should lead to higher earnings per share, which will drive the stock price higher in the long term. Therefore, if you’re looking for an income and growth investment to buy and hold for the next decade, I think it’s certainly worth considering this FTSE 100 giant for your portfolio. center_img Enter Your Email Address Rupert Hargreaves | Thursday, 8th October, 2020 | More on: LGEN I’d hold this 9% FTSE 100 dividend yield in my ISA for at least 10 years! Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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On this day in history: The United States declares its independence

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 1 COMMENT Reply July 9, 2017 at 4:30 pm Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img Quotes Tadka July 4th, 1776From the History ChannelIn Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims the independence of the United States of America from Great Britain and its king. The declaration came 442 days after the first volleys of the American Revolution were fired at Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts and marked an ideological expansion of the conflict that would eventually encourage France’s intervention on behalf of the Patriots.The first major American opposition to British policy came in 1765 after Parliament passed the Stamp Act, a taxation measure to raise revenues for a standing British army in America. Under the banner of “no taxation without representation,” colonists convened the Stamp Act Congress in October 1765 to vocalize their opposition to the tax. With its enactment in November, most colonists called for a boycott of British goods, and some organized attacks on the customhouses and homes of tax collectors. After months of protest in the colonies, Parliament voted to repeal the Stamp Act in March 1766.Most colonists continued to quietly accept British rule until Parliament’s enactment of the Tea Act in 1773, a bill designed to save the faltering East India Company by greatly lowering its tea tax and granting it a monopoly on the American tea trade. The low tax allowed the East India Company to undercut even tea smuggled into America by Dutch traders, and many colonists viewed the act as another example of taxation tyranny. In response, militant Patriots in Massachusetts organized the “Boston Tea Party,” which saw British tea valued at some 18,000 pounds dumped into Boston Harbor.Parliament, outraged by the Boston Tea Party and other blatant acts of destruction of British property, enacted the Coercive Acts, also known as the Intolerable Acts, in 1774. The Coercive Acts closed Boston to merchant shipping, established formal British military rule in Massachusetts, made British officials immune to criminal prosecution in America, and required colonists to quarter British troops. The colonists subsequently called the first Continental Congress to consider a united American resistance to the British.With the other colonies watching intently, Massachusetts led the resistance to the British, forming a shadow revolutionary government and establishing militias to resist the increasing British military presence across the colony. In April 1775, Thomas Gage, the British governor of Massachusetts, ordered British troops to march to Concord, Massachusetts, where a Patriot arsenal was known to be located. On April 19, 1775, the British regulars encountered a group of American militiamen at Lexington, and the first shots of the American Revolution were fired.Initially, both the Americans and the British saw the conflict as a kind of civil war within the British Empire: To King George III it was a colonial rebellion, and to the Americans, it was a struggle for their rights as British citizens. However, Parliament remained unwilling to negotiate with the American rebels and instead purchased German mercenaries to help the British army crush the rebellion. In response to Britain’s continued opposition to reform, the Continental Congress began to pass measures abolishing British authority in the colonies.In January 1776, Thomas Paine published Common Sense, an influential political pamphlet that convincingly argued for American independence and sold more than 500,000 copies in a few months. In the spring of 1776, support for independence swept the colonies, the Continental Congress called for states to form their own governments, and a five-man committee was assigned to draft a declaration.The Declaration of Independence was largely the work of Virginian Thomas Jefferson. In justifying American independence, Jefferson drew generously from the political philosophy of John Locke, an advocate of natural rights, and from the work of other English theorists. The first section features the famous lines, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” The second part presents a long list of grievances that provided the rationale for rebellion.On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted to approve a Virginia motion calling for separation from Britain. The dramatic words of this resolution were added to the closing of the Declaration of Independence. Two days later, on July 4, the declaration was formally adopted by 12 colonies after minor revision. New York approved it on July 19. On August 2, the declaration was signed.The American War for Independence would last for five more years. Yet to come were the Patriot triumphs at Saratoga, the bitter winter at Valley Forge, the intervention of the French, and the final victory at Yorktown in 1781. In 1783, with the signing of the Treaty of Paris with Britain, the United States formally became a free and independent nation. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Great blog you’ve got here.. It’s hard to find good quality writing like yoursthese days. I truly appreciate people like you! Take care!! 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Launch of £125 million futurebuilders fund consultation

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 29 April 2003 | News Launch of £125 million futurebuilders fund consultation The Treasury and the Compact Working Group have launched a consultation document on proposals for how to use the new £125 million futurebuilders fund which was announced as part of the 2002 Spending Review.The futurebuilders fund is designed to assist the voluntary and community sector to deliver public services, developing capacity in such areas as health and social care, crime and social cohesion, education and learning, and support for children and young people.The fund is mainly for capital investment, with 80% earmarked for that and 20% for resource spending. The funding is available over the three years of the review, up to 2005-06. Advertisement The consultation exercise will run until 21 July 2003.  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Sitaram Parajuli released after 13 days of secret detention

first_img Receive email alerts NepalAsia – Pacific News May 29, 2019 Find out more June 8, 2020 Find out more RSF_en News The security forces on 9 January released Sitaram Parajuli, executive editor of the weekly Shram. He told Reporters Without Borders that he was held blindfolded and in solitary confinement for 13 days. Military interrogators questioned him about his sources of information and used threats to try to obtain his contacts with Maoist leaders. Before releasing him in central Kathmandu, the soldiers threatened him with reprisals if he released any details about his detention.———————————————————————-Two journalists held by army, two others beaten by police04.01.2005Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about physical attacks by police on journalists in Dailekh and Nepalgunj yesterday, the arrest of Shram editor Sitaram Parajuli without a warrant on 28 December and the fact that the army is still holding Rajdhani correspondent Shakti Kumar Pun despite having rescued him last month from Maoist rebels.The organisation wrote to Prime Minister and Defence Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to request the release of those held and an investigation into recent attacks.”The kidnapping of Sitaram Parajuli and the detention of Shakti Kumar Pun once again show that the Nepalese army is trying to install a climate of fear in the press community,” the letter said. Four other journalists are currently detained in Nepal.Parajuli, who edits the Kathmandu-based independent weekly Shram, was abducted by plain-clothes members of the security forces who went to his home in the Kathmandu district of New Baneswor, blindfolded him and took him away in an unmarked car, Reporters Without Borders was told by his brother, Bishnu Prasad Parajuli. It is not known why he was arrested or where he is being held.Pun, a provincial correspondent for the national daily Rajdhani, is currently being held by the Royal Nepalese Army in a barracks in Pyuthan, in the centre-west of the country.He was kidnapped by a group of Maoist rebels on about 18 November in the western district of Rukum. The army rescued him from the rebels during December but has since detained him for “interrogation.” Army spokesman Deepak Gurung said he would be released after an investigation, but could be summoned for further questioning “if needed.”In yesterday’s incident in the western locality of Dailekh, Bhupendra Sahi of the state-owned daily Gorkhapatra was attacked by a policeman as he was photographing the place where local ruling party official Dil Bahadur Rana had just been killed by Maoist rebels. Sahi was with Naman Kumar Sahi, the local representative of the human rights group INSEC. Both of them were hit by the policeman who accused them of defending the Maoists.In the southwestern town of Nepalgunj, community radio reporter Roshan Puri was roughed up by the police while preparing a report. The police promised an investigation. Puri works for Lumbini FM, based in the central locality of Butuwal. Follow the news on Nepal Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill Help by sharing this information center_img May 17, 2019 Find out more Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage News Organisation to go further NepalAsia – Pacific January 4, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Sitaram Parajuli released after 13 days of secret detention News Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama storylast_img read more

CBS journalist and Iraqi interpreter kidnapped from Basra hotel

first_img Help by sharing this information February 15, 2021 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa December 28, 2020 Find out more Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Organisation RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” IraqMiddle East – North Africa News News Follow the news on Iraq December 16, 2020 Find out morecenter_img News RSF_en to go further Reporters Without Borders is very worried about the disappearance yesterday of a western journalist working for the US television network CBS and his Iraqi interpreter in the city of Basra, 590 km south of the capital. According to the latest reports, they were kidnapped by gunmen from a hotel in the centre of the city. News Reporters Without Borders is very worried about the disappearance yesterday of a western journalist working for the US television network CBS and his Iraqi interpreter in the city of Basra, 590 km south of the capital. According to the latest reports, they were kidnapped by gunmen from a hotel in the centre of the city.At least 15 journalists, all Iraqi, are currently held hostage in Iraq, which continues to be the world’s most dangerous country for the media. Last year, 25 journalists and media assistants were kidnapped in Iraq. A total of 208 have been killed in connection with their work since the start of the US-led invasion in 2003. “The handover of authority in Basra to the Iraqi government in mid-December has not improved security in the city,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The Iraqi authorities must assume their responsibilities and take measures to reinforce the safety of the inhabitants. Yet again it is journalists who are paying dearly for the chronic insecurity in one of the country’s biggest cities.” The press freedom organisation added: “With one month to go to the fifth anniversary of the start of the war, the number of journalists being targeted is not falling. We appeal to those who kidnapped the CBS employees to free them at once.”The CBS journalist and his interpreter were reportedly kidnapped by gunmen who entered the Hotel Quasr Al Sultan (Sultan’s Palace) at dawn. CBS asked the media not to speculate on the identifies of those abducted and said it was doing everything possible to find them.The hotel owners, who witnessed the abduction, said they thought the kidnappers were bandits after a ransom rather than militiamen. Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan February 12, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 CBS journalist and Iraqi interpreter kidnapped from Basra hotel Receive email alertslast_img read more

Activist and Writer Tim Wise at All Saints Church

first_imgcenter column 4 Activist and Writer Tim Wise at All Saints Church From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 | 1:36 pm Top of the News Tim Wise will speak about “Using Privilege to Fight Prejudice” at All Saints Church’s Rector’s Forum on Sunday, April 28, at 10:15 a.m. Wise came to national attention in 1988 when he was a student at Tulane University and a leader in the campus anti-apartheid movement. He argues that, although advances have been made in race relations, institutions in the U. S. have been set up to continue to foster and perpetuate white privilege.Tim Wise is the author of seven books, including Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama and Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equality. For information call (626) 796-1172. All Saints Church is at 132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena, 91101 (across Euclid from Pasadena City Hall). Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff 20 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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. Community News Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

€14,500 Worth of Suspected Drugs and Cash Seized in Counties Limerick…

first_imgTwitter TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Previous articleColbert Adds High Profile Signings to Prospect SquadNext articlePallasgreen water supply impacted due to power outage Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival center_img WhatsApp GARDAÍ have seized €14,500 worth of suspected drugs and cash during searches in counties Limerick and Clare on July 3 and 7, 2As part of an ongoing operation targeting the sale and supply of drugs in Limerick city, 14 searches were carried out by the Limerick Divisional Drug Unit, in conjunction with detectives, uniformed Gardaí, the Armed Support Unit and Southern Region Dog Unit.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up These searches took place in the Garryowen, St. Mary’s Park, Kileely, Island Road, Moyross, Old Cork Road and Prospect area of Co. Limerick with one search being carried out in the Meelick area of Co. Clare.During the searches Gardaí seized €4,000 alprazolam, €2,900 cannabis, €920 cocaine and €30 alprazolam along with €6,650 in cash. Gardaí also seized drug paraphernalia such as a cocaine press and deal bags. All of the suspected drugs will now be sent for analysis.One man was arrested and brought before the courts in relation to some of the items seized whilst Gardaí are following definite lines of enquiry in relation to two other incidents of possession of drugs for sale and supply and six incidents of possession of drugs. Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads LimerickNews€14,500 Worth of Suspected Drugs and Cash Seized in Counties Limerick and ClareBy Staff Reporter – July 9, 2020 280 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Freedom Of Speech & Expression Can’t Be Curtailed By State But Balance Needs To Be Struck With Public Order & Security: Calcutta High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesFreedom Of Speech & Expression Can’t Be Curtailed By State But Balance Needs To Be Struck With Public Order & Security: Calcutta High Court Sparsh Upadhyay13 Jan 2021 6:19 AMShare This – xUnderlining that fundamental rights to freedom of speech and expression and to assemble peacefully cannot be curtailed by the State, the Calcutta High Court on Tuesday (12th January) observed, “A balance has to be struck between the rights of the petitioners and public order as well as security, in view of the stipulations in Article 19 (6) of the Constitution of India itself.”…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?LoginUnderlining that fundamental rights to freedom of speech and expression and to assemble peacefully cannot be curtailed by the State, the Calcutta High Court on Tuesday (12th January) observed, “A balance has to be struck between the rights of the petitioners and public order as well as security, in view of the stipulations in Article 19 (6) of the Constitution of India itself.” The Bench of Justice Sabyasachi Bhattacharyya was hearing the plea by the petitioners (West Bengal Recognised Un-Aided Madrasha Teacher’s Association and others) who stated that they wanted to hold a sit-in demonstration from 12th January onwards in front of Bikash Bhavan at Salt Lake or in the adjacent area. Further, their grievance was that when they submitted an application for permission December 24, 2020, the same was refused by the respondent-authorities “on flimsy and inadequate grounds.” The Counsel for the respondent authorities submitted that there was no difficulty in permitting the sit-in demonstration to be held in a different area than that sought for. It was submitted that in the event the sit-in demonstration is held for a reasonably limited number of days, maintaining all protocols which are in place, such permission could be given for the area lying 50 meters away from the gate of the Central Park. Taking into account the submission of the Counsel for the respondent authorities and noting that the petitioners, indeed, have the fundamental rights to freedom of speech and expression and to assemble peacefully, the Court said, “In such view of the matter, (the matter) is disposed of by directing the respondent-authorities to permit the petitioners to hold a sit-in demonstration at a venue outside the Central Park, at a distance of 50 meters away from the gate of the Central Park, where the metro car shed is located, in the direction of the City Center- I, Saltlake City, Kolkata, from (12th January) onwards.” However, the petitioners were directed that while holding such demonstration, they will have to restrict themselves within the parameters set up by the Covid-19 protocols as well as all pollution control norms. Also, the Court directed the Petitioners to maintain law and order at all points of time during such demonstration.In related news, the Bench of Justice Arun Kumar Tyagi (Punjab & Haryana High Court) yesterday observed that the Constitution of India guarantees to all citizens the right to freedom of speech and expression, to assemble peaceably and without arms and to move freely through the territory of India and these rights include within their fold the right to protest peacefully. Importantly, the Court said, “However, the protesters cannot violate fundamental rights of others and indulge in any criminal act constituting an offence punishable under the law in force.” Case title – West Bengal Recognised Un-Aided Madrasha Teacher’s Association and others Vs. State of West Bengal and others [W.P.A. 176 of 2021] Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]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

Same-Sex Couple’s Protection Plea- “Society Still Grappling To Come To Terms With Same-Sex Orientation”: Madras HC Directs In-Camera Hearing

first_imgNews UpdatesSame-Sex Couple’s Protection Plea- “Society Still Grappling To Come To Terms With Same-Sex Orientation”: Madras HC Directs In-Camera Hearing Sparsh Upadhyay22 March 2021 10:59 PMShare This – xWhile hearing a protection plea filed by a same-sex couple, the Madras High Court on Monday (22nd March) expressed its desire to hear the parties in-camera in view of the sensitivity involved in the matter and thus posted the matter for hearing on March 29. Significantly, the Bench of Justice N. Anand Venkatesh observed, “The case in hand requires to be dealt with more sensitivity…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?LoginWhile hearing a protection plea filed by a same-sex couple, the Madras High Court on Monday (22nd March) expressed its desire to hear the parties in-camera in view of the sensitivity involved in the matter and thus posted the matter for hearing on March 29. Significantly, the Bench of Justice N. Anand Venkatesh observed, “The case in hand requires to be dealt with more sensitivity and empathy and it is a sample case of how society even now is grappling to come to terms with same-sex orientation. Considering the sensitiveness of the issue involved, this Court wants to hear the parties in-camera.” The matter before the Court It may be noted that the case of the petitioners/same-sex is that they have same-sex relationship and the same is being opposed by the fourth and fifth Respondents, who are the father of the respective petitioners. The Petitioners’ counsel submitted that their parents are not able to agree on the same-sex relationship and hence, complaints came to be given before the sixth and seventh respondents and two FIRs have been registered as a girl missing case. It was further submitted that there is a potential threat to the life and limb of the petitioners and the petitioners are being made to run from pillar to post to ensure their safety and security. Lastly, it was prayed that the respondent police should be directed not to cause harassment to the Petitioners and also ensure that there is no danger from the fourth and fifth respondents to their life and limb. On the other hand, the Government Advocate, who took notice on behalf of the Respondent Police, submitted that the Respondent Police would be instructed in this regard and the safety of the petitioners will be ensured. With this, the Court directed that the matter be posted for 29th March when it shall be heard in-camera. In related news, opposing a petition seeking recognition to same-sex marriages under various personal laws before the Delhi High Court, the Centre last month informed the court through an affidavit that, “there is a ‘legitimate state interest’ in limiting recognition of marriage to persons of the opposite sex only”, and that the institution of marriage is not merely a concept relegated to the domain of privacy of an individual.Central Government opposes plea for recognition for same-sex marriages. There is no fundamental right to seek recognition for same-sex marriage, Centre tells Delhi High Court.Courts cannot give legal recognition to such marriages when statute does not allow it, Centre adds. pic.twitter.com/5hE1bFI2vq— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) February 25, 2021 Some highlights from the Centre’s affidavit Fundamental Right under Article 21 is subject to the procedure established by law and the same cannot be expanded to include the fundamental right for same-sex marriage to be recognized under the laws of the country which in fact mandates the contrary.Considerations of social morality are relevant in considering the validity of legislation and it is for the legislature to judge and enforce such social morality and public acceptance based on Indian ethos.In our country, despite statutory recognition of the relationship of marriage between a biological man and a biological woman, marriage necessarily depends upon age-old customs, rituals, practices, cultural ethos and societal values.Statutory recognition of marriage as a union between a ‘man’ and a ‘woman’ is intrinsically linked to the recognition of heterogeneous institution of marriage and the acceptance of the Indian society based on its cultural and societal values. Also, in a major relief to a lesbian woman married against her wishes to a man of her family’s choice, a bench of Justice Mukta Gupta of the Delhi High Court on March 10 issued a notice on the woman’s petition and directed the Delhi Police to ensure complete protection to the woman. Notably, taking a progressive stance on the case, the court also interacted with the woman and her husband, and directed that steps may be taken at the earliest for dissolution of the marriage.Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Coyote’s violent pursuit of young girl caught on camera in family’s front yard

first_imgkarlumbriaco/iStock(VILLA PARK, Ill.) — A little girl in Illinois had a run-in with a coyote and her family’s home surveillance camera captured the close encounter.Christine Przybylski, 5, ran down the driveway in hopes of retrieving her Halloween costume from the mail and came back empty-handed, but still got a scare.The surveillance video showed a coyote lurking as Christine ran around the family’s Villa Park front yard outside Chicago.“I just skipped out the door and I went to the mailbox,” she told ABC Chicago station WLS. “I decided to go to the swing and when I went to the swing he [ran] by — I was like ‘Oh my God.’”As she ran away from the swing, the coyote circled the swing and charged straight at her.The wild animal came so close that the young girl said, “I feeled it’s ear and it like almost bited my rib.”She managed to run up the stairs of the home’s front deck and inside to tell her mom.“We heard her scream and she came in with this wild story,” her mother Elizabeth Przybylski said of her daughter, who emphatically repeated that she had seen a coyote.“He really pursued her violently,” she added, after they watched back the footage. “I’m so glad she got away.”The concerned mom said Christine will be accompanied while playing in the front yard from now on and neighbors believe that the coyotes live in a nearby wooded area.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more