Transgenders To Be Included as Separate Gender Category in NCRB Reports: Centre Informs Delhi High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesTransgenders To Be Included as Separate Gender Category in NCRB Reports: Centre Informs Delhi High Court Shreya Agarwal7 Dec 2020 2:04 AMShare This – xThe Centre today informed the Delhi High Court that transgenders shall now be included as a separate gender category in Prison Statistics Report prepared by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).The Additional Solicitor General Chetan Sharma submitted this before the Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan hearing the petition.The Court was hearing a petition…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 Centre today informed the Delhi High Court that transgenders shall now be included as a separate gender category in Prison Statistics Report prepared by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).The Additional Solicitor General Chetan Sharma submitted this before the Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan hearing the petition.The Court was hearing a petition filed by Karan Tripathi seeking inclusion of separate data on transgender prisoners in NCRB reports.During the last hearing the Court has observed that prima facie the prayers were “reasonable.”Arguing for the implementation of rights guaranteed to the community by the Supreme Court in its guidelines laid down in the case of NALSA v UOI, Tripathi said that without recognition to the transgender inmates, these guidelines could not be implemented.He also argued that inclusion of transgenders as a separate category in Prison Statistics Reports was imperative for ensuring the protection under of their rights guaranteed under Articles 14, 15, 19, and 21 of the Constitution of India.Sharma informed the Court that the NCRB has already issued a directive to its officials that it intends to classify prisoners as male, female and transgenders from its report, Prison Statistics India – 2020 onwards and therefore data must be collected accordingly.The petitioner was represented by Advocate Akhil Hasija.Next Storylast_img read more

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Switzerland’s Publica develops ‘climate efficient’ equity index

first_imgPatrick Uelfeti, head of portfolio management, PublicaThe proposal to introduce a climate-efficient index was taken on the back of a 2018 analysis of the effects of climate change on Publica’s investments, with the board of directors last month giving the green light for the index to be adopted.It was developed in collaboration with MSCI – and climate analytics firm Carbon Delta before it became part of MSCI – and the aim is to progressively implement it throughout Publica’s equity portfolio by the end of 2021.“The innovative climate-efficient equity index is thus a further steering tool enabling Publica, through its investments, to respond effectively to the challenges of climate change,” said Publica.It said the “climate efficiency” results from an improvement of up to 50% in each of three parameters (see below), without any deterioration in the expected risk/return ratio compared with the original equity index. The index can be combined with its existing factor strategy.An important consideration for Publica was that the new index allow for a very wide range of companies to be covered, as it has equity investments in more than 50 counties and 9,000 firms. It indicated this condition was met because the sources of the climate data used are not dependent on information supplied by companies and are reviewed by third parties.The parametersThe index allows investments in companies with negative exposure to climate risks to be underweighted, while overweighting investments in companies that are best prepared for climate risks or have technologies and business models to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.Publica said its index was constructed using multiple climate-relevant attributes for each company, which makes it “overall less susceptible to errors in individual models and their assumptions”.It is based on three parameters, two for transition risks and opportunities, and one for physical risks and opportunities.The first covers regulatory risks, based on the ratio of expected costs of taxing carbon dioxide emissions over a 30-year period to a company’s market capitalisation.The second, meanwhile, is based on what Publica described as an innovative patent analysis covering almost 100 million patents registered worldwide in more than 400 categories, all of which are aimed at reducing GHG emissions.The potential earnings from the patents over a 30-year period are simulated in relation to a given company’s market capitalisation, which “captures the opportunities that regulation opens up for innovative and adaptable companies”.A third parameter captures expected weather-related physical risks and opportunities, such as damage to production facilities or higher crop yields due to milder temperatures.Publica manages the assets of 20 Swiss public pension schemes, 13 of which are open and seven closed. It has a 27% strategic allocation to equity. Switzerland’s largest pension fund is rolling out a customised “climate efficient” equity index that it says will allow to significantly enhance management of climate-related opportunities and risks in its investment activities.According to Publica, the measures it had taken so far only involved ad hoc analyses of parts of the securities portfolio, and specific risk aspects such as transition risks in individual sectors.The new index, in contrast, enables “comprehensive coverage” of climate-related risks as well as opportunities while taking into account different climate scenarios. The scenarios are “business as usual” – where governments fail to implement the goals of the Paris Agreement — a disorderly transition, and an orderly transition.Patrick Uelfeti, head of portfolio management at the CHF40.5bn (€37.2bn) federal pension fund, said the index differed from other climate change-related investment approaches in the market in that it aimed to consider transition opportunities as well as risks, and on a systematic basis. “We also consider physical risks and opportunities, which concerns not only fossil fuel energy companies but completely different companies that are exposed to climate-related physical risks and opportunities due to the location of their production facilities,” he added.last_img read more

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Giro : pourquoi Bob Jungels n’y arrive pas ?

first_img Partager D’ailleurs, dès dimanche et cette maxi-étape se terminant par un mini-Tour de Lombardie, le champion national est apparu plus à son aise. Suivant parfaitement le mouvement dans le peloton qui se faufilait sur les routes lombardes du monument italien. Jusqu’au coup de force de Simon Yates dans le Sormano, à une cinquantaine de kilomètres de l’arrivée.Certes, il a fini par disparaître de la circulation, mais il a semblé bien mieux en point. Plus fringant en tout cas que les derniers jours. D’ailleurs, l’écart, faible à l’arrivée, démontre que le Luxembourgeois n’a pas abdiqué. La marque d’une embellie à venir en dernière semaine chez ce coureur ayant toujours fait preuve, depuis ses débuts dans les grands tours, d’une parfaite récupération en dernière semaine, la qualité des grands leaders, qualité qui l’a d’ailleurs convaincu qu’il avait un rôle à y jouer. Jusqu’à donc cette cruelle désillusion survenue brutalement, «sans explication», a-t-il fini par concéder, la mort dans l’âme.Questions en suspens«Cette désillusion n’a pas été facile à vivre pour lui. Il était venu dans ce Giro pour faire le classement général et comme il était loin du compte dans les étapes dures, il était abattu, c’est normal. Quand on ne comprend pas pourquoi ça ne marche pas, ce n’est jamais simple. Sa place devrait se situer dans le top 10, pas là où il se trouve en ce moment», note ainsi Rik Van Slycke, le directeur sportif de l’équipe Deceuninck-Quick Step. Le staff ne se montre d’ailleurs pas avare d’affection. Une tape amicale, un sourire : Bob Jungels, que tout le monde sait meurtri, sait qu’il peut compter sur les siens en ces moments moins faciles qu’espéré.Mais après le départ programmé d’Elia Viviani, l’abandon de James Knox qui devait initialement épauler Bob Jungels en montagne, l’équipe Deceuninck-Quick Step traîne sa misère dans ce Giro où, fait inhabituel, elle n’a pas remporté la moindre étape. Ce sera d’ailleurs là l’objectif de Bob Jungels, tel qu’il l’a d’ailleurs expliqué.Bob Jungels voudrait d’abord comprendre pourquoi sa préparation habituelle en altitude ne l’a pas amené là où il voulait être et où il devait être, sur la foi de ses anciennes participations dans les grands tours. Est-ce un mal insidieux que les examens n’ont pas décelé pour le moment ? Un petit problème de programmation, l’enchaînement brutal du stage d’altitude après les classiques flandriennes, une première pour lui ? Ou un début de Giro atypique, d’autres coureurs ayant reconnu avoir anormalement souffert de ne pas avoir assez produit d’efforts dans les onze premières étapes, dont beaucoup d’étapes de plat, avant d’aborder brutalement la montagne, du jamais vu dans le Giro ces derniers temps !Il lui faudra du temps et l’étape de repos du jour sera la bienvenue.Denis Bastien, à Côme Classé 32e de l’étape dimanche, et désormais placé en 23e place du général mais sans plus nourrir d’ambitions, Bob Jungels va chercher à comprendre pourquoi son organisme a défailli. Et à remporter, si possible, une étape.L’étape de samedi à Courmayeur, qui finissait au pied du mont Blanc noyé dans la brume, avait achevé de confirmer que ce Tour d’Italie, contrairement à 2016 (6e au final) et 2017 (8e avec un succès d’étape), ne serait pas le sien. Même éloigné des meilleurs, Bob Jungels ne s’est pourtant pas dérobé à ses obligations de leader qu’il entend assumer si par bonheur pour lui, des jours plus heureux arrivent. Ce qu’il faut vivement espérer.Après la stupeur, l’incompréhension de sa contre-performance en haute montagne, Bob Jungels, qui n’a pas résolu le problème de cette baisse de régime intrigante, imprévue, s’est relancé. Avec un certain courage, il faut le reconnaître. Pas question, donc, de mettre le clignotant sur le bord de la route. De céder à l’abandon, ce qui pourrait être tentant dans de pareilles conditions.last_img read more

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Houston Rockets sold for $2.2 billion

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ LATEST STORIES Meralco seeks QF slot vs TNT This file photo taken on April 1, 2016, shows Tilman Fertitta attending the 2016 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day in California. Fertitta has bought the Houston Rockets in a record-breaking $2.2 billion deal, the highest amount ever paid for an NBA franchise, a statement said on September 5, 2017.  AFPHOUSTON, United States — The Houston Rockets have been bought by US restaurant tycoon Tilman Fertitta in a record-breaking $2.2 billion deal, the highest amount ever paid for an NBA franchise, a statement said Tuesday.Fertitta, a Houston-based billionaire, was one of several potential buyers circling the Rockets, who had been put up for sale by owner Leslie Alexander.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul “The Houston community has been home to me,” Alexander said. “I will continue to support the charities I have made commitments to throughout the years. I’ll always have a special place in my heart for the fans, partners, city officials and employees who care so deeply for this team.“I’ve made this decision after much deliberation with my family and friends, and do so knowing the franchise is in great shape with the players, coaches and management team in place,” added Alexander, who last week donated $4 million towards the Hurricane Harvey relief effort. CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side “I am truly honored to have been chosen as the next owner of the Houston Rockets,” Fertitta said in a release from the team.“This is a life-long dream come true. Leslie Alexander has been one of the best owners in all of sports, and I thank him immensely for this opportunity. He has the heart of a champion.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAlexander, 73, bought the franchise for just $85 million in 1993.Forbes had valued the franchise in February at $1.65 billion, making it the eighth most-valuable in the league, with revenues of $244 million. “It’s been my great joy and honor to own the Houston Rockets for the past 24 years,” Alexander said in a statement.“I’ve had the incredible opportunity to witness true greatness through the players and coaches who have won championships for the city, been named to All-Star and All-NBA teams, enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame, and done so much for our franchise and our fans.”Fertitta, the head of Landry’s Inc, a company which includes restaurants, casinos and hotels in its portfolio, has dabbled in sports ownership before.He was forced to sell a stake in the Houston Texans NFL team when he completed a purchase of the Golden Nugget casinos in Las Vegas.Alexander, whose reign included NBA title triumphs in 1994 and 1995, said he planned to remain active in Houston.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View commentslast_img read more

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18 Companies to Promote Products Under JAMPRO’s Caribbean Market Mission

first_img The Caribbean Market Mission’s participating companies are Crimson Dawn Manufacturing Company Limited, Dawson Trading Company Limited, R&D Commercial Holdings (formerly E.G. Wellness Brands), Free Form Factory Limited, Grace Agro-Processors (Division of GK Foods & Services), Jamaica Drip Irrigation Limited, Tripple C Manufacturing Limited; Very Amazing Products (VAP) Limited, Island Products Manufacturing Company Limited, Boss Furniture Company Limited, Carita Jamaica Limited, Country House Products, Country Traders and JABEXCO Limited – Best Dressed Foods. Eighteen Jamaican companies will benefit from the promotion of their products in three countries over a two-week period under Jamaica Promotions Corporation’s (JAMPRO) Caribbean Market Mission Eighteen Jamaican companies will benefit from the promotion of their products in three countries over a two-week period under Jamaica Promotions Corporation’s (JAMPRO) Caribbean Market Mission.Launched at JAMPRO’s New Kingston offices yesterday (May 29), the mission will facilitate visits to Barbados, Trinidad and The Bahamas from June 18 to 30.The companies will have scheduled business meetings with buyers to promote their products; execute trade visits to key retail outlets; and have key discussions with private- and public-sector partners to garner market intelligence.Speaking at the launch, Deputy Chairman, JAMPRO, Metry Seaga, said the three-island mission will provide the opportunity to showcase “some of the best of brand Jamaica” in the region and increase exports to nearby markets.“This represents the start of a movement to grow Jamaica’s exports. This mission is, therefore, very timely and a well-embraced component to continue to drive our country’s export journey,” he said.Mr. Seaga further noted that the mission, which falls under JAMPRO’s three-year export development programme, Export Max II, is part of the agency’s work to provide continued support to local exporters.“We (JAMPRO) play a critical role in building their capacity, whether they are large or small, while increasing the number of markets they penetrate globally,” he said.He noted that through Export Max II, JAMPRO has sought to provide focused and customised support to existing exporters and export-ready firms, by enhancing their competitiveness and positioning them to take full advantage of export market opportunities.“Since the launch of the programme in 2011, approximately 35 Jamaican companies have been enrolled. By the end of the programme, they are expected to achieve a minimum of 50 per cent overall growth in export sales and access to at least one new market for each year of the programme,” he said.In addition, Export Max II has already provided development services for the enrolled companies to improve their strategic planning, marketing, labelling and productivity. The programme is now deepening the market penetration phase with the Caribbean Market Mission.“I look forward to the successful results from this mission; please represent Brand Jamaica well and fly the Jamaican flag high. When you return, I will be sure to work with our own export team at JAMPRO to ensure that the necessary follow-ups are made to convert leads into bona fide business,” Mr. Seaga told the beneficiaries.The Caribbean Market Mission’s participating companies are Crimson Dawn Manufacturing Company Limited, Dawson Trading Company Limited, R&D Commercial Holdings (formerly E.G. Wellness Brands), Free Form Factory Limited, Grace Agro-Processors (Division of GK Foods & Services), Jamaica Drip Irrigation Limited, Tripple C Manufacturing Limited; Very Amazing Products (VAP) Limited, Island Products Manufacturing Company Limited, Boss Furniture Company Limited, Carita Jamaica Limited, Country House Products, Country Traders and JABEXCO Limited – Best Dressed Foods.King Pepper Products Limited, Southside Distributors Limited and Ag Chem Plant Limited will also participate on select missions.The Export Max programme is executed in partnership with the Development Bank of Jamaica, HEART Trust/NTA, Scotiabank and Jamaica Productivity Centre. Story Highlights Launched at JAMPRO’s New Kingston offices yesterday (May 29), the mission will facilitate visits to Barbados, Trinidad and The Bahamas from June 18 to 30.last_img read more

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Ontario appeal court overturns drunk driving conviction over lack of interpreter

first_imgAn Ontario court has thrown out a drunk driving conviction against a South Asian man after finding police failed to get him an interpreter before asking him to take a breathalyzer test.A Superior Court judge says the trial judge erred in allowing the results of the breathalyzer test to be admitted as evidence after finding that police had breached the man’s right to legal counsel.In a recently released decision, Justice David E. Harris says the trial judge was wrong to determine that the breach was mitigated because police thought they had fulfilled their duties.Though the man spoke to a duty counsel three times, Harris says he clearly stated he did not understand and therefore police should have made efforts to rectify the issue rather than immediately making him take the test.The decision says police had noticed the man appeared to be South Asian, had an accent and that English was not his first language, but they believed he spoke it well.The man testified at his trial that his first language is Tamil and while he understands English, he sometimes has difficulties and has to look up words. Court heard he was not asked if he needed an interpreter.“The law has been clear for many years that merely because the police believe they are acting within the law does not end the matter … If this were not true, the conduct of well-meaning but blundering police officers would be given a free pass and would lie beyond the reach of Charter remedies,” Harris wrote.“The fact remains, the appellant said that he did not understand duty counsel. How could the police, hearing this statement, have an honest belief they had satisfied their obligations? The appellant’s complaint remained outstanding and had not been addressed,” he wrote.“However, accepting for the purpose of argument this to be a factual finding owed deference, at the very least it was incumbent on the trial judge to delve into the reasonableness of the police belief. Instead, he accepted the honest belief of the police and looked no further.”The judge also noted that one of the arresting officers admitted that she had knowingly violated her obligations by asking the man how much he had to drink after he expressed a desire to speak to a lawyer, which Harris said “increased the seriousness” of the rights breach.He also found that the trial judge erred in finding that the breach was lessened because police were courteous.“The observation that the police had acted properly before they acted improperly does not significantly mitigate the seriousness of the breach,” he said.last_img read more

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Chris Paul Outplays Stephen Curry in PointGuard Duel

Can we just go ahead and pencil in a Clippers-Warriors playoff series? Please?— Kevin Pelton (@kpelton) November 1, 2013Paul and Curry engaged in a thrilling point-guard duel, with Paul dominating both on the stat sheet and on the scoreboard. Paul had one of the most impressive performances of his career, tallying 42 points, 15 assists and six steals while leading the Clippers to a 126-115 victory. Keep in mind it’s only the second game of the season.With Paul’s performance, he became the first player since 1973-1974 to put up 40 points, 15-plus assists and five-plus steals in a single game. He shot 12-for-20 and 16-for-17 from the free-throw line. Paul was so out of his head that he even dunked the ball on a fastbreak.Paul ultimately outplayed Curry but Curry had a pretty amazing game himself, scoring 38 points on 9-for-14 shooting and 9 assists. Curry’s problem was the 11 turnovers that were just careless errors and mental mistakes. Paul does deserve some credit, his hounding defense caused Curry to make uncomfortable decisions.Blake Griffin added 23-point and 10-rebounds. DeAndre Jordan snatched 17 rebounds while J.J. Redick and Jamal Crawford both poured in 17 points.For the Warriors, every single starter scored in double figures. David Lee had 22 points and Andre Iguodala dropped 14 points and 11 assists. Stephen Curry and Chris Paul put on a spectacular one-on-one show Thursday in the Staple Center that has some basketball fans calling for a Los Angeles Clippers-Golden State Warriors playoff series. read more

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