Steve Andrews leaves Whitewater

first_imgSteve Andrews leaves Whitewater Steve Andrews has left dm agency Whitewater after 13 years. Andrews joined Whitewater in 1997, and has been Chairman of the company for the last 12 years.He said: “There’s obviously a touch of sadness for me in leaving the company I built up over the last 13 years, and at which I had so much fun with so many lovely people. I can’t tell you how proud I am at what we achieved together and what Whitewater continues to achieve. But the time felt right for me to move on – for Whitewater’s sake and mine.“What next for me? I’m talking to various fabulously talented people about some exciting ideas although there’s nothing concrete yet. But I still feel I have a lot to offer the UK charity sector.”Whitewater is currently headed up by managing director Mark Roper.www.whitewater.biz  49 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Howard Lake | 27 April 2010 | News Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Whitewaterlast_img read more

New round of Big Lottery Fund grants announced

first_img Melanie May | 12 January 2016 | News Advertisement  64 total views,  1 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. The Big Lottery Fund has handed out almost £19m in 588 new awards, under its Awards for All and Reaching Communities programmes.Awards for All provides grants of between £300 and £10,000 to voluntary and community organisations, and Reaching Communities awards larger grants of £10,000 and above for longer term projects that help people and communities most in need.Among the charities to receive funding are single parent charity Gingerbread, which has been awarded £496,553 to continue and expand its helpline and information service, and Sporting Memories Network, which tackles dementia, depression and loneliness in older people, and which will use its award of £483,373 to establish more groups to engage older people.Lyn Cole, Big Lottery Fund, England grant making director, said:“With more people living well into their eighties, it’s more important than ever that projects such as Sporting Memories can unlock precious memories to help promote healthy ageing. This is an excellent example of the kind of projects we fund – people working together, often as volunteers, to help others in their community gain the skills they need to get the most out of their lives.”The funding programmes are ongoing, and more information on how to apply for grants is available on the Big Lottery Fund site. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New round of Big Lottery Fund grants announced  65 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Big Lottery Fund Fundinglast_img read more

Crematorium metal recycling scheme raises over £4,000 for Hereford charity

first_img  162 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Melanie May | 26 January 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 ICCM’s Recycling of Metals Scheme launched in 2005 to ensure that metal recovered from cremated remains were recycled effectively instead of being buried in the ground, so making the process more environmentally friendly and valuable. More than half of the UK’s crematoriums are members of the scheme, which sees proceeds from the recycling donated to charities nominated by scheme members. The recycling only takes place with the written consent of each bereaved family.Since November 2011, under this scheme Hereford crematorium has so far donated £37,180 to charities including The Haven, Macmillan Cancer Support, Cruse Bereavement Care, Marie Curie Cancer Care, St Michael’s Hospice, Home Start, Phoenix Bereavement Support Services, Winstone’s Wish and Rocky Lee’s Little Feet.Hereford councillor David Harlow, cabinet member of economy & corporate services said:“Herefordshire Council’s crematorium is pleased to make a donation through the ICCM Recycling of Metals Scheme. As well as supporting local charities, the scheme provides an environmentally friendly way to re-use the metals recovered from cremation.”  161 total views,  1 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.center_img A fund set up to provide one off payments towards funeral costs for families who have lost a child has benefitted from a grant of £4,337 from a metal recycling scheme at Hereford Crematorium run through the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM).The ELY Memorial Fund was set up to help families in Herefordshire who lose a son or daughter between the ages of 17 to 25 in a road traffic accident, following the 2010 death of the founders’ daughter, Emma Louise Young, at the age of 23. Tagged with: Fundraising ideas Recycling Crematorium metal recycling scheme raises over £4,000 for Hereford charitylast_img read more

Frogs take on Texas Tech in Big 12 opener

first_imgGrant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Twitter ReddIt ReddIt TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin (2) escapes a tackle attempt by SMU’s Jackson Mitchell (44) in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. Boykin threw for 454 yards and five touchdowns and added a highlight scoring run when he ducked out of a sack as third-ranked TCU held on for a 56-37 victory over SMU on Saturday night. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Grant McGalliard is a senior journalism and political science major from Bay City, Texas. He’s worked in everything from sports to student organizations at TCU, and recently began blogging with the Dallas Morning News. In his spare time, Grant enjoys tweeting far too much, pretending he knows more than he does about Premier League soccer, and listening to the music of Kanye West. TCU removes Phi Kappa Sigma for hazing and other misconduct Facebook Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ printWith seven defensive starters missing, the last thing the TCU football team needs is to face a prolific air-raid offense.But when the Horned Frogs head to Lubbock to face the Texas Tech Red Raiders this Saturday, that’s exactly what they’ll find.The Red Raiders are lead by third-year head coach Kliff Kingsbury and sophomore quarterback Patrick Mahomes.Mahomes comes in as a vastly improved player. He has nine passing touchdowns this season to go along with four on the ground, and has yet to be sacked this season.Texas Tech likes to pass early and often. The Red Raiders have thrown 130 passes in three games and are ranked seventh for most passes in the nation.Luckily, the TCU offense is firing on all cylinders and should be able to compensate for any defensive lapses. With defensive linemen Mike Tuaua, Davion Pierson and James McFarland all out for this game, the Frogs will have to improve their pass rush after SMU quarterback Matt Davis scrambled his way through the TCU defense last week.TCU head coach Gary Patterson said after the SMU game that he expects the offense to carry the load this season due to the injury bug that has plagued the defense. Patterson said it seems that Heisman candidate quarterback Trevone Boykin and company are more than up to the task.Boykin has 985 yards passing and 148 yards rushing this season for a combined total of 1,133 yards. Running back Aaron Green has been a consistent producer on the ground, averaging six yards per carry.The wide receiver trio of Ty Slanina, Josh Doctson and Kolby Listenbee has combined for 35 catches for 630 yards, giving Boykin a variety of options.TCU will face Texas Tech at a crucial point in the season.The Frogs enter the game tied for third place in the AP poll with Ole Miss, while the Coaches’ Poll has TCU in sole second place, behind Ohio State.The Frogs were in sole possession of third place in the AP rankings before last week’s games. A less-than-perfect showing against SMU combined with the mounting injuries and Ole Miss’s win at Alabama dropped TCU into a tie.In addition to the national rankings implications, the Tech matchup marks the transition into Big 12 conference play. After a joint championship with Baylor last year, the Frogs are gunning for a sole title in 2015.A win in Lubbock, one of the toughest places to play in the conference, would be a nice way to move into the remainder of the season.The game will also serve as a litmus test for the ability of the patchwork defense, which has had little time to work cohesively as a unit in actual competition.If the Frogs can escape Tech with a win and limit Mahomes’s production on offense, TCU fans should feel a little more at ease about their defensive woes.Predictions:While beating Texas Tech on the road is no easy feat, TCU has the offensive firepower to withstand the air-raid onslaught that Kingsbury will look to deploy. It’s going to be a back-and-forth shootout, but the Frogs will be 4-0 come Sunday.TCU 56, Texas Tech 45.Kickoff is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. from Jones AT&T Stadium. Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Baseball season recap: Rebuilding turns to reloading after surprise CWS trip Facebook Phi Kappa Sigma executive director, chapter president respond to dismissal Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Twitter Linkedin + posts Linkedin TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Previous articleAundre Dean takes football from the field to the big screenNext articleCultural district to host festival honoring the arts Grant McGalliard RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Grant McGalliard Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU students receive evacuation text by mistakelast_img read more

US: Focus on Rights as Uzbek Leader Visits

first_img Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan News News June 8, 2021 Find out more Uzbekistan’s president’s meeting with President Donald Trump on May 16, 2018, comes at a time when the Uzbek government has taken steps to improve human rights but needs to translate them into sustainable, structural improvements, 12 human rights organizations said today.Since assuming the presidency in September 2016 after President Islam Karimov’s death, Shavkat Mirziyoyev has ordered the release of at least 28 political prisoners, including 10 journalists, relaxed certain restrictions on free expression, and publicly spoken on the need to rein in the country’s feared security services and to end forced labor in the country’s cotton fields. Such moves have offered hope that Uzbek authorities could meaningfully improve the country’s human rights situation and carry out sustainable reforms. But egregious rights abuses, including internet censorship, politically motivated imprisonment, torture, a lack of competitive electoral processes, and a lack of justice for serious past abuses remain to be addressed.“At this hopeful time for Uzbekistan, the government should ensure that the modest steps already taken in the right direction lead to enduring and effective human rights protection for all of Uzbekistan’s citizens,” said Steve Swerdlow, Central Asia researcher at Human Rights Watch. “The US Congress should make clear that reform it can believe in requires sustained concrete changes.”Congress has long sought to address Uzbekistan’s severe human rights situation through the conditioning of US military assistance in the Foreign Appropriations Act on efforts to combat torture and release political prisoners. It has also provided special scrutiny of Tashkent’s adherence to religious freedom principles through the US Commission on International Religious Freedom.The organizations are Amnesty International, Article 19, Association for Human Rights in Central Asia, Civil Rights Defenders, Committee to Protect Journalists, Freedom House, Freedom Now, Human Rights Watch, International Partnership for Human Rights, Norwegian Helsinki Committee, Reporters Without Borders, and the Uzbek German Forum for Human Rights.On May 7, a Tashkent court acquitted three people accused on politically motivated charges of conspiring to overthrow the government. It convicted the fourth defendant, Bobomurod Abdullaev, an independent journalist, but fined him without imposing a prison sentence. On May 12, the authorities also freed a labor rights and political activist, Fahriddin Tillaev, imprisoned since 2013. But thousands of people imprisoned on politically motivated charges, including for extremism (articles 159, 216, 244-1, and 244-2 of the Criminal Code), remain behind bars.Among them are Andrei Kubatin and Akrom Malikov, scholars; Mirsobir Hamidkariev, a film producer; Aramais Avakyan, a fisherman; Dilorom Abdukodirova, Ruhiddin Fahriddinov (Fahrutdinov), Rovshan Kosimov, and Nodirbek Yusupov, all religious believers; and Aziz Yusupov, the brother of a Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty journalist.Human rights groups urged members of Congress to raise these cases during Mirziyoyev’s White House visit and to call on the Uzbek government to immediately release everyone imprisoned on politically motivated charges, providing them with full rehabilitation and access to adequate medical treatment. Members of Congress should once again remind the US administration that human rights should be a core pillar of US foreign policy, including in bilateral discussions with Uzbek government officials.The groups also said that the Uzbek government should amend its criminal code provisions relating to extremism that are commonly used to criminalize dissent (Articles 159, 216, 244-1 and 244-2), and to bring the criminal code into compliance with Uzbekistan’s international human rights obligations.“We are heartened to see the release of long-held activists,” said Nadejda Atayeva, president of the Association for Human Rights in Central Asia. “To ensure lasting change, the repressive legal framework used to persecute and imprison peaceful activists and religious believers on ill-defined charges of extremism for so many years should be changed for good.”In November 2017, Mirziyoyev signed a decree prohibiting the courts from using evidence obtained through torture, and forbidding legal decisions based on any evidence not confirmed during trial. The decree, which came into force in March, states that prosecutors will be required to check whether physical or psychological pressure was exerted on a defendant or their relatives. If enforced, the decree could help prevent torture and other ill-treatment in detention in Uzbekistan.Uzbek officials have indicated an openness to cooperate with United Nations experts by inviting those who have requested access to the country to visit. The US Congress should urge the Uzbek government to combat systematic torture by allowing the UN special rapporteur on torture to visit the country during 2018, closing Uzbekistan’s Jaslyk prison, and ratifying the Optional Protocol to the international Convention Against Torture – all longstanding recommendations by UN bodies, the groups said.“It is important that Uzbek officials have acknowledged the importance of the work by UN experts and human rights groups,” said Kate Barth, legal director at Freedom Now, “but Tashkent should follow through on longstanding recommendations to allow in the UN’s expert on the prevention of torture, close the notorious Jaslyk prison, and ratify Torture Convention’s Optional Protocol.”May 13 marked 13 years since Uzbek government forces shot and killed hundreds of largely peaceful protesters in the eastern city of Andijan following mass protests connected with the trial of 23 local businessmen on charges of Islamic extremism. The government has never acknowledged the full scale of the killings nor the persecution of witnesses, journalists, and other human rights activists who reported on the events. Hundreds of people convicted in flawed trials after the protest remain in prison and hundreds more who fled the country have been unable to return home. Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says UzbekistanUnited StatesEurope – Central AsiaAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expression “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says “Many Uzbeks are inspired by the pace of change in the country, but Uzbekistan can only truly move forward by providing accountability for serious abuses of the past, including for the events in Andijan in 2005,” said Muzaffar Suleymanov, program officer at Civil Rights Defenders. “We hope Uzbekistan’s international partners will press the Uzbek government to allow a full accounting of what occurred and ensure that Uzbek society can examine those painful events without fear of retaliation.” UzbekistanUnited StatesEurope – Central AsiaAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expression center_img Receive email alerts Organisation Credit: Jewel Samad / AFP Help by sharing this information June 7, 2021 Find out more RSF_en to go further News May 16, 2018 US: Focus on Rights as Uzbek Leader Visits June 4, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Reporters Without Borders urges Prime Minister to reform the kisha clubs system

first_img On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Follow the news on Japan RSF urges recently appointed Japan Prime Minister to take a new turn towards press freedom Organisation “As all eyes are on Japan during the football World Cup, Reporters Without Borders (RSF – Reporters Sans Frontières) wishes to draw attention to the urgent need for reform of the kisha clubs (official press clubs) system, which is an obstacle to the freedom of the press in Japan”, says Robert Ménard, Secretary-General of Reporters Without Borders. He has called on Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi to use his influence to turn the kisha clubs into press centres open to freelance journalists and foreign correspondents. “With thousands of foreign journalists in Japan to cover the World Cup, it is outrageous that correspondents of the foreign press should be excluded from most of these clubs, around which the whole media system has been structured for nearly fifty years”, Mr Ménard stresses.Experts date the creation of the first kisha club, in the “corridors of power” of the Japanese parliament, back to 1882. Ever since then, the various regimes have all encouraged these clubs, membership of which is restricted to certain journalists. Today at least 800 kisha clubs exist throughout the country. Most of them are attached to public institutions (ministries or provincial governments, for example), to the major corporations, political parties, or to the Imperial Palace. They number more than 12,000 journalists representing nearly 160 media organisations. On average, about 20 reporters in each kisha club are affiliated to the main daily newspapers, state television channels and news agencies (Kyodo and Jiji). The members of the club work as a pool of reporters, in offices provided for them by the institution.Freelance Japanese journalists and foreign correspondents are barred from most of the kisha clubs. Foreign correspondents are only allowed membership of the club attached to the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. As a result, these two categories of media professionals are denied access to certain news and information emanating from the principal government departments and major corporations.As Reporters Without Borders stated in its 2002 Annual Report, “The main obstacle to true freedom of the press in Japan remains kisha clubs (official press clubs). People are starting to speak out against this nepotistic system. On 15 May, Yasuo Tanaka, the reformist governor of Nagano province, announced that he was leaving the ‘kisha club system’. He refused to fund the province’s three clubs, and planned to create a press centre that would be accessible to all journalists. The sixteen media affiliated with the Nagano province kisha clubs denounced this decision and stated that it increased ‘the risks of information being manipulated’.” Since that date, the press centre has been open to all freelance or syndicated journalists, whether Japanese or foreign. This has however had the effect of putting Mr Tanaka, an independent politician, into the bad books of the Liberal Democratic Party, the party in power since 1955.In addition, the organisation has expressed its concern, in a letter to Prime Minster Junichiro Koizumi, about the possibilities of abusive application of the Bill on the protection of personal information, currently being examined by the Japanese parliament. “Protecting privacy is commendable, but we know from experience that this type of legislation also allows the freedom of the press to be restricted”, concludes Robert Ménard.According to information gathered by Reporters Without Borders, the National Diet (Japanese parliament) is due to examine the Bill on the protection of personal information before the close of the current legislative session on 19 June 2002. Under the proposed legislation all those, notably journalists, who collect personal information about other people, will at all times have to be able to show why they are gathering such information; to classify such information in a “suitable” manner; to ensure the veracity of such information; to prevent the dissemination of such information to a third party; and to ensure that the person under investigation always has transparent access to the information. In May 2001, Shinichi Sano, a well-known freelance journalist, launched a campaign against the Bill, which in his view represents a threat to the work of independent media professionals.The terms “suitable manner” and “personal information” are imprecisely defined in the text, for example. And Reporters Without Borders regrets that the Prime Minister has stated that he hopes for the support of the media in applying the legislation. News Japanese reporter held in Myanmar is charged with “false information” JapanAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information September 16, 2020 Find out more News Receive email alerts News RSF_en May 5, 2021 Find out more to go further May 30, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders urges Prime Minister to reform the kisha clubs system JapanAsia – Pacific November 19, 2020 Find out more News While thousands of foreign journalists are arriving in Japan to cover the World Cup, Reporters Without Borders condemns the kisha clubs system (official press clubs) as an obstacle to press freedom which needs urgent reforms. last_img read more

Biden tours Pfizer vaccine plant as weather delays 6M shots

first_img Facebook Biden tours Pfizer vaccine plant as weather delays 6M shots Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp President Joe Biden tours a Pfizer manufacturing site, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in Portage, Mich. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Albert Bourla, Pfizer CEO look on. TAGS  Local NewsUS Newscenter_img Twitter Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 19, 2021 Previous articleMinnesota loses Kalscheur for 3-4 weeks with broken fingerNext articleRutgers looks to sweep Maryland Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Met Eireann confirms that January was wet, windy and mild

first_img Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry January was wet, mild and windy, according to Met Eireann.Met Eireann says all stations reported above average rainfall in January, with the percentages ranging from an extra 2% in Tipperary to an extra 92% at Cork Airport.In Malin Head, the increase was 42%.Temperatures were also higher than average in January, with Malin Head reporting its highest January temperature since 1960 with 14.5° Celsius. 30 hours of sunshine were recorded a the station.January was also a very windy month, with mean wind speeds of 18.3 knots recorded at Malin Head. That’s just under 40 kilometres per hour. Last week, Storm Gertrude brought storm forcewinds to the North with the month’s highest 10-minute mean and highest gust reported at Malin head last Friday, at a speed 53 knots, or 98 kilometres an hour. Twitter WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By admin – February 3, 2016 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Met Eireann confirms that January was wet, windy and mild Facebook Facebookcenter_img Twitter Homepage BannerNews Previous articleFinn Harps to host public meeting next weekNext articleUpdate – General Election confirmed for February 26th admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Prevention Of Corruption Act- An Enquiry At Pre-FIR Stage Is Not Only Permissible But Desirable: Supreme Court

first_imgTop StoriesPrevention Of Corruption Act- An Enquiry At Pre-FIR Stage Is Not Only Permissible But Desirable: Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK24 March 2021 7:22 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court observed that it is permissible to hold discrete/open enquiry, at pre FIR Registration stage in corruption cases.In this case, the High Court dismissed the challenge against a notice issued to the appellant by the Police Inspector, Anti Corruption Bureau, Nagpur, by which the appellant was called upon to give his statement in respect of the properties owned by him, for…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 Supreme Court observed that it is permissible to hold discrete/open enquiry, at pre FIR Registration stage in corruption cases.In this case, the High Court dismissed the challenge against a notice issued to the appellant by the Police Inspector, Anti Corruption Bureau, Nagpur, by which the appellant was called upon to give his statement in respect of the properties owned by him, for the purpose of enquiring the complaint against him, alleging accumulating the assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.In appeal, the bench Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah considered the question whether such an enquiry at pre-FIR stage would be legal and to what extent such an enquiry is permissible? Referring to Lalita Kumari v. Government of Uttar Pradesh (2014) 2 SCC 1., the bench observed thus:Thus, an enquiry at pre-FIR stage is held to be permissible and not only permissible but desirable, more particularly in cases where the allegations are of misconduct of corrupt practice acquiring the assets/properties disproportionate to his known sources of income. After the enquiry/enquiry at pre-registration of FIR stage/preliminary enquiry, if, on the basis of the material collected during such enquiry, it is found that the complaint is vexatious and/or there is no substance at all in the complaint, the FIR shall not be lodged. However, if the material discloses prima facie a commission of the offence alleged, the FIR will be lodged and the criminal proceedings will be put in motion and the further investigation will be carried out in terms of the Code of Criminal Procedure. Therefore, such a preliminary enquiry would be permissible only to ascertain whether cognizable offence is disclosed or not and only thereafter FIR would be registered. Therefore, such a preliminary enquiry would be in the interest of the alleged accused also against whom the complaint is made.The court added that, even at the stage of registering the first information report, the police officer is not required to be satisfied or convinced that a cognizable offence has been committed. “It is enough if the information discloses the commission of a cognizable offence as the information only sets in motion the investigative machinery, with a view to collect all necessary evidence, and thereafter to take action in accordance with law. Therefore, as such, holding such an enquiry, may be discrete/open enquiry, at preregistration of FIR stage in the case of allegation of corrupt practice of accumulating assets disproportionate to his known sources of income, cannot be said to be per se illegal” , it said.Referring to the impugned notice, the bench observed that the information sought therein has a direct connection with the allegations made i.e. accumulating assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. It said:The same cannot be said to be a fishing or roving enquiry. Such a statement cannot be said to be a statement under Section 160 and/or the statement to be recorded during the course of investigation as per the Code of Criminal Procedure. Such a statement even cannot be used against the appellant during the course of trial. Statement of the appellant and the information so received during the course of discrete enquiry shall be only for the purpose to satisfy and find out whether an offence under Section 13(1)(e) of the PC Act, 1988 is disclosed. Such a statement cannot be said to be confessional in character, and as and when and/or if such a statement is considered to be confessional, in that case only, it can be said to be a statement which is self-incriminatory, which can be said to be impermissible in law.While dismissing the appeal, the bench clarified that statement of the appellant on the points mentioned in the impugned notice would be only to satisfy whether a cognizable offence is disclosed or not and so as to enable the appellant to clarify the allegations made against him with respect to accumulation of assets disproportionate to his known sources of income and the same shall not be treated as a confessional statement. Case: Charansingh Vs. State of Maharashtra [CrA 363 OF 2021]Coram: Justices Justices DY Chandrachud and MR ShahCounsel: Sr. Adv Subodh Dharmadhikari, Sr. Adv Raja ThakareCitation: LL 2021 SC 179 Click here to Read/Download JudgmentSubscribe 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

Coro Energy reports Tambak-1 operational update

first_imgTambak-1 well is designed as both an appraisal of the northeast flank of the Mako gas field as well as an exploration test of the Tambak prospect Image: Coro Energy provides Tambak-1 operational update. Photo: Courtesy of MustangJoe from Pixabay. Coro Energy plc, the Southeast Asian focused upstream oil and gas company, is pleased to provide an operational update in relation to the drilling campaign in the Duyung Production Sharing Contract (“PSC”) in the West Natuna basin, offshore Indonesia, in which Coro holds a 15% interest.Tambak-1, located approximately 4.5 km north of the Mako South-1 well, has been drilled to an intermediate depth of 513 metres true vertical depth sub-sea (“TVDSS”). The well has intersected the intra-Muda reservoir of the Mako field and a full suite of wireline logs have been acquired together with a pressure survey and extensive fluid and gas samples recovered. These data have established the well as a successfull appraisal of the Mako gas field and confirm the large, areally extensive single tank model for the field.As previously reported, the Tambak-1 well is designed as both an appraisal of the northeast flank of the Mako gas field as well as an exploration test of the Tambak prospect. An independent review by Gaffney Cline & Associates had previously ascribed gross 2C resources of 276 Bcf (48.78 MMboe) of recoverable dry gas in the Mako field with gross 3C resources of 392 Bcf (69.3 MMboe) representing additional field upside.Coro management estimate that an increase in 2C resources of circa 100 Bcf is justified from the results of the successful appraisal drilling in both Tambak-1 and -2, representing a very significant value addition.As a next step, the well will be drilled to a total depth of approximately 1,370 metres TVDSS in order to test the potential of the deeper Tambak prospect. Coro estimate Tambak as having a mid-case prospective resource potential of 250 Bcf and a geological chance of success of 45%.  The Tambak-1 well is planned to be plugged and abandoned once operations are complete.Further announcements will be made, as appropriate. Coro remains fully funded for its share of costs associated with the drilling campaign. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more