Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Peter Stephens | Sunday, 10th January, 2021 The soaring Bitcoin price may have caught the eye of investors who’d normally buy FTSE 100 shares. They may determine that the virtual currency offers exceptional return prospects due to its increasing popularity.However, the cryptocurrency also has a number of risks that could lead to high volatility, or even disappointing performance.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…Furthermore, many UK shares continue to trade at low prices despite the recent stock market recovery. As such, they may offer a more attractive risk/reward opportunity than Bitcoin on a long-term basis.Risk/reward potential of FTSE 100 sharesThe past performance of FTSE 100 shares shows they’ve delivered impressive returns for investors. For example, since the index was established in 1984, it’s produced annualised total returns of around 9%. Certainly, those returns have been volatile in that time. However, a long-term investor has generally been handsomely rewarded for simply buying and holding a diverse range of large-cap stocks.Furthermore, the index has a solid track record of producing a stock market recovery following bear markets. Indeed, it bounced back from the 1987 crash, the dot com bubble and the global financial crisis to rise to new record highs. Since it currently trades over 10% below its all-time high, there seems to be a substantial amount of capital growth on offer as the world economy recovers in the coming years.In fact, many FTSE 100 shares currently trade at extremely low price levels compared to their long-term historic averages. Sectors such as financial services, resources and consumer goods are relatively unpopular among investors. This suggests that they could be major beneficiaries of an improving economic outlook, which itself may catalyse the current stock market recovery.The risks and rewards of BitcoinIt’s understandable for the rising Bitcoin price to tempt investors in FTSE 100 shares. After all, the virtual currency is delivering extremely strong growth, with it having soared in recent months. Its strong momentum could mean that further gains are ahead in the short run. It could even outperform large-cap shares in the coming months.The problem for investors though, is that Bitcoin’s impossible to value. Unlike listed companies, there are no facts and figures available through which to determine its appeal as an investment. Rather, the virtual currency’s price is based solely on investor sentiment. As its past performance has shown, this can change without any clear reason. Factors such as regulatory changes could mean that the cryptocurrency is susceptible to major declines over a short time period.As such, its risks are likely to be much higher than FTSE 100 shares. Therefore, investing in high-quality companies at low prices could be a more attractive proposition on a risk/reward basis. 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Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Stock markets have been a bit more anxious and volatile over the past month. Fears of rising inflation have caused government bond yields to climb. As bond yields rise and prices fall, they look more attractive relative to shares. Thus, highly valued shares — notably US tech stocks — have dropped in value recently. However, the FTSE 100 — which I regard as cheap today — is up by over 165 points (2.5%) since 8 February.The FTSE 100’s winnersAlthough the FTSE 100 is up by 2.5% over one month, it includes both winners and losers. Of the 101 shares in the FTSE 100 (one company is dual-listed), 50 have risen in 30 days. The gains from these winners range from 37.0% to 0.1%. Overall, the average rise across all 50 winners is 10% — four times the index’s return.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…The FTSE 100’s losersThis leaves 51 losers, whose declines range from 0.1% to 26.6%. The average drop across all 50 losers is 7.2%. That’s 9.7 percentage points below the index return. Across all 101 shares, the average gain was 1.3%. That’s around half of the FTSE 100’s actual return, because of a few heavyweights among the fallers. Let’s take a look at these laggards. These are the FTSE 100’s five biggest fallers since 8 February:Company | Industry | % Change (30 days)Smith & Nephew (S&N) | Medical equipment | -12.7%Fresnillo | Silver & gold mining | -14.3%Just Eat Takeaway.com (JET) | Food delivery | -22.1%Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust (SMT) | Tech fund | -22.8%Ocado Group | Online grocery | -26.6%Three highly rated tech stocksLet’s look at the FTSE 100’s three biggest fallers first, because they have something in common. All three firms’ share prices command premium valuations, like those enjoyed by highly rated US tech stocks. Ocado has made huge losses over its 21-year life, as it has invested in technology to grow its business. Yet its shares were the #1 performer in the Footsie over the past five years. Having peaked at 2,914p on 30 September 2020, the Ocado share price has since crashed to 2,067p today. That’s a fall of almost three-tenths (29.1%), most of which has arrived in the past 30 days.UK-listed investment trust SMT is heavily invested in US tech stocks. Its major holdings include Tesla, NIO, and Delivery Hero, all of which have lost substantial value recently. I described SMT as a FTSE 100 bubble stock in mid-January. Its share price has since plunged, crashing by almost a quarter (22.8%) in the past 30 days. Likewise, food-delivery firm JET is another pumped-up pseudo-tech stock that has taken a beating lately. Its shares have collapsed by more than a fifth (22.1%) since 8 February.Although these three FTSE 100 shares have all dived over the past month, I still would not buy any of them today. Even now, their shares are valued far too highly for me. These three shares are better suited to growth investors, rather than for committed value investors like me.I’d buy this ‘boring’ quality businessToday, the share I would snap up is surely the most ‘boring’ of the five: medical-equipment maker Smith & Nephew. S&N is a great British business that has been trading since 1856 (165 years). Its leading products for wound management, endoscopies and orthopaedics are sold in over 100 countries. S&N has 17,500 employees and booked revenues of over $4.5bn in 2020. Its share price peaked at 1,742.5p on 4 June 2020, but has since fallen to 1,368p, a decline of 21.5%. For me, that’s a fair price to buy into a quality FTSE 100 company, so S&N goes on my buy list today! 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Image source: Getty Images. Cliffdarcy has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Tesla. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Fresnillo and Just Eat Takeaway.com N.V. 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Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rev. Bryan Bywater says: Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rev. Bryan Bywater says: Human Trafficking Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ March 7, 2013 at 5:41 am Praise God for Fr. Brian and Saint Alban’s Church! While the vast majority of the world networks, brainstorms, and debates this tiny church who has struggled to pay its assessment has walked out in the power of the Resurrected Christ and is finding and freeing and healing! They know they may be killed as they fight this present Evil but rest in sure and certain hope that whether they live ofdie they are the Lords! Oh if the Church would only follow suit of these glorious Saints of God! Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing March 6, 2013 at 11:10 pm Evil exists in the souls of slave traders. New laws may be needed, but I doubt it. The 13th amendment is the core of US law and is clear. “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” All anti-slavery laws have to be enforced with harsh punishment for the offenders. All citizens need to be aware and report evidence of slavery. Sounds simple — NO. It is not. The slave trade is not easy to detect and some will try to expand the definition to advance other agendas. While others insist that this whole thing is nonsense. I applaud the Church’s efforts particularly with regard to education of our people to see and detect it. For a brief education in the modern slave trade go to http://thecnnfreedomproject.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/10/its-time-for-anti-slavery-action-mr-president/ Oh, please stop calling slavery by the term “human trafficking,” Call it what it is, slavery. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Churchwide conversation focuses on human trafficking Presiding bishop hosts off-site UNCSW event Advocacy Peace & Justice, In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Comments are closed. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events Lynnaia Main, the church’s officer for global relations, Sarah Dreier, the church’s Office of Government Relations legislative representative for international policy and advocacy, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and the Rev. Brian McVey of the Diocese of Iowa, during an during an hour-long, churchwide conversation on human trafficking March 6. Photo/ENS[Episcopal News Service] There are more human beings in bondage today, twice as many as at the height of the slave trade, working in conditions of forced labor and sexual servitude in what is a $32 billion a year business, second only to the illicit drug trade, said Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori in her opening remarks during an hour-long, churchwide conversation on human trafficking March 6.Of those enslaved, she said, 80 percent are women and girls, but men and boys are also caught in situations of forced labor, forced marriages, illegal adoptions, the making of pornography, domestic servitude, the harvesting of organs, child beggars and child soldiers.As Christians, Jefferts Schori said, “we are charged to care for the sojourners in our midst.”An estimated 27 million people worldwide are victims of trafficking, with most being trafficked for labor and sex, according to the U.S. Department of State’s 2012 Trafficking in Persons Report. The United States is a major destination country for trafficked persons, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.Jefferts Schori led the hour-long conversation, which focused on defining human trafficking and showing how it links with violence against women and girls. The church-sponsored event, streamed online from the Episcopal Church Center’s Chapel of Christ the Lord in New York, was one of many off-site gatherings scheduled to coincide with the 57th annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. This year’s theme is the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.(The forum is available on demand here.)Panelists included: Sarah Dreier, the church’s Office of Government Relations legislative representative for international policy and advocacy, addressing advocacy on the federal, state and local levels and the presence of trafficking across the world and the Episcopal Church; the Rev. Brian McVey of the Diocese of Iowa, whose congregation is involved in a ministry of presence at one of the largest truck stops in the country, speaking about ministries operating throughout the Episcopal Church in response to human trafficking; the Rev. Terrie Robinson, coordinator of the Anglican Communion’s networks and women’s desk officer, discussing communionwide actions and policies; Laura Russell, a lawyer from the Diocese of Newark, addressing the church’s policies and implementation based on General Convention resolutions; and Lynnaia Main, the church’s officer for global relations, talking about the United Nations’ response to human trafficking and Episcopal Church involvement.Dreier, who is based in the church’s Washington, D.C. office on Capitol Hill, shared good news in that the U.S. Congress last week, as part of the Violence Against Women Act, renewed the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, which calls for increased screening for potential victims at international airports — trafficking hot spots — and allows victims of trafficking to gain temporary immigration status in the United States.“But it doesn’t mean our work is done,” she said, adding that, with the exception of the state of Wyoming, 49 U.S. states have passed human trafficking legislation, and 39 states are pushing for stronger trafficking laws.Human trafficking, Dreier said, exists in every country of the world, and therefore in every country and every diocese where the Episcopal Church is present, and the best thing Episcopalians can do is investigate the laws in their states and work toward strengthening those laws aimed toward “protection, prevention and prosecution.”McVey, who serves as the rector of St. Alban’s Church in Davenport, Iowa, suggested that the first thing people can do to combat slavery in their midst is to pray, and the second thing to do is to begin to educate people about the existence of trafficking.In practical terms, he suggested, educating young girls who might be targeted by traffickers online through Facebook and other social media, about the dangers; telling men to quit buying pornography and educating men who have been arrested for purchasing sex about where their money goes and how it violates women; directing law enforcement to places where trafficking exists; and lobbying legislators for stronger human trafficking laws.(Episcopalians, dioceses and parishes across the country, in places as different as south Florida and Iowa, are engaged in combating human trafficking through awareness and action. )Russell, who has worked with trafficking victims for more than 10 years, pointed out that foreign nationals are not the only victims of trafficking, and that domestic runaways can also end up trafficked.Nationally, the U.S. Department of Justice reports that 100,000 to 300,000 children, average ages 12 to 14, are at risk for commercial sexual exploitation, a form of human trafficking, each year in the United States.Russell also spoke about the five General Convention resolutions, going back to the first resolution passed in 2000, condemning human trafficking, supporting trafficking victims and calling for churchwide public education campaigns.Main, who closely monitors the work of the United Nations and works with other groups to monitor human trafficking, talked about how the United Nations respects and welcomes the voice of the Episcopal Church, and how the church’s involvement in combatting trafficking dates back to when the United Nations, in 2000, adopted the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons.Main also talked about the important work of Anglican Women’s Empowerment in the combatting of human trafficking.Robinson, who works across the Anglican Communion, talked about the Anglican Consultative Council’s passage of a resolution to address trafficking in persons last October during its meeting in Auckland, New Zealand, and she talked about developing and sharing model practices for addressing prevention and rehabilitation of victims.“We have a special place in this issue because we are the body of Christ in the world,” said Robinson, adding that that includes not only sharing the trauma associated with human trafficking, but also the Good News.At the close of the conversation, each of the panelists reminded those present both in the room and online, not only to remember the victims, but also recognize their own role in human trafficking. (Visit http://slaveryfootprint.org/ to calculate how many slaves work for you.)Other Episcopal Church-related off-site events scheduled in conjunction with the UNCSW on March 6 included an international panel discussion on the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls hosted by the L.O.V.E. Task Force on Non-Violent Living at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Manhattan. Sarah Eagle Heart, the church’s program officer for Native American and indigenous ministries, was scheduled to participate on the panel.— Lynette Wilson is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Press Release Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Comments (3) Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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It was world-wide news. I am rather confused at how a church who claims to be so heavily involved in the battle would have missed such a huge victory. 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Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Photo: Yau-Man Chan.[St. Paul’s Episcopal Church] Dwight Stone, Director of Music Ministries at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Walnut Creek, has won first place for performance works in the 2015 Music Teachers’ Association of California Composition Competition with his piece for piano solo, “Eye on the Prize.” He will perform the work and accept the award at the MTAC state convention in San Jose on July 6, where world-renowned artists and teachers give recitals, lectures, presentations, and master classes.“I am honored, excited and looking forward to presenting this composition to musicians and teachers from all across California,” said Stone. “I was inspired to write it in 2008 when I was in Austria, and I heard virtuoso guitarist Peter Taucher perform with his jazz-avant-garde trio. That style really connected with me, and I wanted to write something for them. ‘Eye on the Prize’ is the pianist’s version of this concept.”Stone’s compositions reflect his experience in all facets of music, including vocal, choral, brass, orchestra, guitar and piano. An accomplished vocalist and performer on piano, and a conductor, with nearly a dozen recordings to his credit, Stone adds, “It’s especially nice to be recognized and acknowledged as a composer.”Dwight Stone was born in California into a musical family and grew up in Missoula, Montana. He studied applied voice, piano, organ, composition, orchestration and conducting, along with the required theoretical and musicological aspects of music, obtaining a B. Mus. in voice. While completing his M.A. in composition at CSU Sacramento, he concurrently served as Director of Orchestras at Sacramento City College and Music Director at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in North Sacramento.Stone received a graduate certificate in film scoring from USC and spent 20 years in Los Angeles scoring commercials and documentaries, composing for chorus and various ensembles, conducting, singing and accompanying. He served as organist/choirmaster for St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Canoga Park. He sang with the LA Jazz Choir, the LA Chamber Choir, the LA Master Chorale, and toured four times with the Roger Wagner Chorale in the U.S. and Orient. He served as Music Director of the Methodist Church in Pacific Palisades, and also of Temple Akiba in Culver City. His album “Reveries for Day and Night” grew out of his encounter with Dutch chromatic harmonica virtuoso Tim Welvaars, as well as the inspiration for the recent album of flute duets, “Amsterdam.” More information is on his web site, www.stonemusic.us , and Facebook page, DwightStoneConcerts.The Music Teachers’ Association of California, incorporated in 1897, is a professional organization dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in music education. With over 4,700 members, there are more than 67 self-governing, affiliated branches throughout the state—from Humboldt County to San Diego County—which coordinate their own activities as well as participate in state-wide events. More information is at www.mtac.org. 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Know the LawPlea Bargaining In India Vishavjeet Chaudhary and Arindam Bharadwaj3 May 2020 8:45 PMShare This – xPlea Bargaining, in the most traditional and general sense, refers to a pre-trial negotiation between the defendant, who is represented by a counsel and the prosecution, during which the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for certain concessions by the prosecutor. Plea Bargaining is further divided into two categories – “charge bargaining”, where the negotiation is to…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?LoginPlea Bargaining, in the most traditional and general sense, refers to a pre-trial negotiation between the defendant, who is represented by a counsel and the prosecution, during which the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for certain concessions by the prosecutor. Plea Bargaining is further divided into two categories – “charge bargaining”, where the negotiation is to reduce or dismiss some of the charges brought against the defendant in exchange for a guilty plea and “sentence bargaining”, where the prosecutor promises to recommend a specific sentence or refrain from making any sentence recommendation defendant in exchange for a guilty plea. Despite its resounding success in the countries like the United States of America, there were divided opinions with respect to introducing Plea Bargaining in the Indian criminal justice system. In this article, we will examine all the concerns raised at various public institutions in India with respect to introducing Plea Bargaining in India so that we can proceed, very cautiously to dovetail interests of the society and met demands of the justice system. The Indian Parliament on Plea Bargaining Plea Bargaining was included in the Code of Criminal Procedure (Cr.P.C) under chapter 21A from Section 265A to Section 265L through the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2005 (2 of 2006) on with effect from 5th July, 2006 as a prescription to the problem of overcrowded jails, overburdened courts and abnormal delays. The amendment inserting the chapter on plea bargaining in the Cr.P.C was first introduced though the Criminal Law Amendment Bill, 2003 in the Rajya Sabha on 12th December, 2005. The Bill was moved by the Minister of Home Affairs, Shivraj V. Patil. The Minister introduced Plea bargaining to the house by saying that when the accused brought before the Court makes a petition to the judge saying he is willing to admit his guilt, the court shall give notice and forward this application to the prosecutor and the defence lawyer and the accused, victim, prosecutor and defence lawyer can meet and discuss as to what should be done in that matter and how that case should be disposed of. Further the Court can go through the records and if the court finds that what has been agreed to between the two parties is quite acceptable, then the court can pass an order on that kind of agreement. However in cases where the punishment that could be awarded is imprisonment of more than seven years, life imprisonment, death sentence or cases in which women and children are involved, or, socio-economic conditions are involved, or, juvenile is involved, plea bargaining in such cases shall not be allowed. This bill was hugely accepted by the upper house since it was intended to save public money, court’s time and was beneficial for both victim and the accused than going to a trial. Though there were concerns also that were raised by some members. MP Ravi Shankar Prasad, who also is the current law minister of India, raised the concern of the rampant illiteracy in India and the understanding of the implications of plea bargaining by an illiterate victim. There are good chances that an accused might take advantage of an illiterate victim during plea bargaining. Second concern raised was regarding having an autonomous mechanism which would ensure that the plea bargaining is conducted in a fair, just and proper manner which is beneficial to both-accused and illiterate victim. Third concern raised was regarding the Police employing unethical, unfair means to coerce the accused to confess the guilt of the crime and apply for plea bargaining since the possibility of such a thing happening is very high in India. Fourth concern raised was with respect to the plea bargaining turning into a business where a person will get himself injured on propose to extract money. One important recommendation that was made in the upper house was that the application filed for plea bargaining should not used anywhere, for any proceedings, either same proceedings or collateral proceeding or by anybody in any place. This bill was passed by the upper house on 13th December, 2005 after few modifications. The Criminal Law Amendment bill was taken up by the Lok Sabha on 22nd December, 2005. Hon’ble Minister, Shri Shivraj V. Patil pointed out few benefits of having plea bargaining before the house like victim could be given compensation of the losses incurred, the disposal of the cases will be quicker and dispensation of criminal justice will also be quicker. Recommendation was made by honourable members for including cases where punishment is death sentence, life sentence and sentences of imprisonment up to seven years, however this was rejected by the honourable minister saying that including these exceptions to plea bargaining was primarily to ensure that accused in all cases are not allowed to go scot-free and the social conditions in which live, these precautions are necessary. References were also made to Islamic criminal jurisprudence where it was claimed that plea bargaining is accepted, even in cases of murder. The Amendment Bill introducing plea bargaining, after an intensive debate, was finally passed by the Lok Sabha on the same day. The Supreme Court of India on Plea Bargaining The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has time and again criticised the scheme of plea bargaining as Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer in the case of Murlidhar Meghraj Loya vs. State of Maharastra, said that: “Many economic offenders resort to practices the American call ‘plea bargaining’, ‘plea negotiation’, ‘trading out’ and ‘compromise in criminal cases’ and the trial magistrate drowned by a docket burden nods assent to the sub rosa anteroom settlement. The businessman culprit, confronted by a sure prospect of the agony and ignominy of tenancy of a prison cell, ‘trades out’ of the situation, the bargain being a plea of guilt, coupled with a promise of ‘no jail’. These advance arrangements please everyone except the distant victim, the silent society. The prosecutor is relieved of the long process of proof, legal technicalities and long arguments, punctuated by revisional excursions to higher courts, the court sighs relief that its ordeal, surrounded by a crowd of papers and persons, is avoided by one case less and the accused is happy that even if legalistic battles might have held out some astrological hope of abstract acquittal in the expensive hierarchy of the justice-system he is free early in the day to pursue his old professions. It is idle to speculate on the virtue of negotiated settlements of criminal cases, as obtains in the United States but in our jurisdiction, especially in the area of dangerous economic crimes and food offences, this practice intrudes on society’s interests by opposing society’s decision expressed through predetermined legislative fixation of minimum sentences and by subtly subverting the mandate of the law. The jurists across the Atlantic partly condemn the bad odour of purchased pleas of guilt and partly” justify it philosophically as a sentence concession to a defendant who has, by his plea ‘aided in ensuring the prompt and certain application of correctional measures to him.” Even Justice P.N. Bhagwati in the case of Kasambhai Abdulrehmanbhai Sheikh vs. State of Gujarat had voiced a strong opinion against plea bargaining in his judgement. He said: “To allow a conviction to be recorded against an accused by inducing him to confess to a plea of guilty on an allurement being held out to him that if he enters a plea of guilty, he will be let off very lightly. Such a procedure would be clearly unreasonable, unfair and unjust and would be violative of the new activist dimension of Article 21 of the Constitution unfolded in Maneka Gandhi vs. Union of India case. It would have the effect of polluting the pure fount of justice, because it might induce an innocent accused to plead guilty to suffer a light and inconsequential punishment rather than go through a long and arduous criminal trial which, having regard to our combers and unsatisfactory system of administration of justice, is not only long drawn out and ruinous in terms of time and money, but also uncertain and unpredictable in its result and the judge also might be likely to be defected from the path of duty to do justice and he might either convict an innocent accused by accepting the plea of guilty or let off a guilty accused with a light sentence, thus, subverting the process of law and frustrating the social objective and purpose of the anti-adulteration statute. This practice would also tend to encourage corruption and collusion and as a direct consequence, contribute to the lowering of the standard of justice. There is no doubt in our mind that the conviction of an accused based on a plea of guilty entered by him as a result of plea-bargaining with the prosecution and the Magistrate must be held to be unconstitutional and illegal.” Commission Reports on Plea Bargaining The 142nd Report of the Law Commission of India, 1991, which discussed plea bargaining at length, examined the model of plea bargaining in the United States of America and Canada and recommended the same to be incorporated in the Indian legal system for a class of offences, also recorded few objections raised for the introduction of plea bargaining in India. Objections include the country’s social condition not justifying the introduction of the concept as India as illiteracy being high in India, people here will not be able to realise the consequences of invoking the scheme involving a confession to a commission of a crime; there being a likelihood of pressure being exercised by the prosecuting agencies on innocent persons to yield confession; the poor will be the ultimate victim of this concept; the counsel representing the accused would be unwilling to advise confession invoking the scheme as the same would lead to the defendant losing faith in the counsel and engaging another one ; plea bargaining may increase the incidence of crime as it was pointed out by some that the adoption of this scheme may increaser the incidence of crime because of the expectation/impression that a person may be let off lightly by reason of pleading guilty. The major justification that the law commission gave for incorporation Plea-bargaining was that the same would be just and fair on the part of accused who feels contrite and wants to make amends or an accused who is honest and candid enough to plead guilty in the hope that the community will enable him to pay the penalty for the crime with a degree of compassion. Further Plea-bargaining would infuse some life in the reformative process embodied in the Code of Criminal Procedure which remains practically unutilized for a long time. It will also help the accused whose trial remains hanging for years to obtain speedy trial with additional benefits like end of uncertainty, saving in litigation cost, saving in anxiety cost and being able to know his/her faith and start a fresh life without the fear of having to undergo a possible prison sentence at a future date disrupting his/her life or career. Plea-bargaining, as per the report, was also in public interest as it would decrease the back-breaking burden of the courts and reduce congestion in the jails. The Committee also noted that about 75% of the total convictions are the result of plea-bargaining in the USA and contrasted it with the 75% – 90% criminal cases resulting in acquittals in India. The 154th Report of the Law Commission of India, 1996, relying on the 142nd law commission report also recommended the introduction of the scheme of plea bargaining in the Indian criminal jurisprudence. However this report also recommended that plea bargaining should not be available to habitual offenders, those who are accused of socio-economic offences of a grave nature and those who are accused of offences against women and children. The Law Commission in its 177th report, published in 2001, also recommended the incorporation of plea bargaining in the Code of Criminal Procedure based on the reasoning provided in the previous reports. Even the Committee on Reforms of Criminal Justice System, popularly referred to as the Malimath Committee, in its report strongly recommended the incorporation of plea bargaining in the Code of Criminal Procedure and stated that offences, which are not of serious nature and impacts mainly the victim and not the values of the society, should be settled without a trial and these classes of offences should be made compoundable so that the victim, in the negotiation, can lead the settlement of criminal cases through courts or Plea-bargaining. Conclusion Despite several concerns and opposition, Plea bargaining was made a part of the Code of Criminal Procedure as a probable solution to the overcrowding in jails, overburden courts which causes abnormal delays in delivering justice and also to infuse some life in the reformative process of our criminal justice system since it remained practically unused for a long time. Now, more than ever, India is at crossroads. With innovative investigative tools and the use of technology in pinning down criminal involvement, plea bargaining has a very important role to play in the dispensing of justice- both to the victim and the accused. Its benefits are certainly many. Nonetheless, we need a set of clear and decisive guidelines taking into account the concerns vis-à-vis plea bargaining. It has to be a fair deal- for all. How we proceed with it will certainly portray to the world our commitment to values of fairness and justice. (Vishavjeet Chaudhary is a Barrister-at-Law (Inner Temple), Door Tenant at Lamb Building (A London based Barrister Chambers) and Advocate at the Supreme Court of India. Arindam Bharadwaj is a 4th Year Law Student, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonepat, Haryana, India. The authors may be reached at [email protected] & [email protected] respectively)  The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2005, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.
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navaltoday View post tag: US Navy Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy names first Flight II LPD amphibious transport dock View post tag: HII October 11, 2019, by View post tag: LPD Authorities View post tag: San Antonio-class US Navy names first Flight II LPD amphibious transport dock View post tag: USS Harrisburg The US Navvy’s first San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship to be built in the Flight II configuration will be named in honor of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.While being the first in this configuration, future USS Harrisburg (LPD 30) will be the 14th ship in its class.LPD 30 will also be the second US Navy vessel named after the city of Harrisburg. The first was a troopship acquired by the Navy during World War I that served in commission from May 29, 1918 to September 25, 1919. That ship also served with the Navy in the Spanish-American War under another name.San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ships support amphibious assault, special operations or expeditionary warfare missions and can serve as secondary aviation platforms for amphibious ready groups. LPD 30 will serve as the functional replacement for the aging LSD 41/49 Whidbey Island class ships.It will feature a fully capable flight deck and hangar, a well deck, and the vehicle and cargo capacities to support and sustain more than 500 combat-equipped marines for up to 30 days.USS Harrisburg will be built by Huntington Ingalls Industries, Pascagoula, Mississippi, with construction scheduled to start in 2020. The ship will be 684 feet long, have a beam length of 105 feet and be capable of operating at speeds in excess of 22 knots.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12Farmers Market (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.): On the Ocean City Tabernacle Grounds (Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue) every Wednesday, produce vendors as well as crafters will also gather to display their goods.Weird Contest Week — Cookie Art and Ear Wiggling: It’s “That’s the Way The Cookie Crumbles.” Transform a giant cookie into a work of art. There also will be an ear-wiggling contest. Free to enter or watch. 11 a.m. on the Ocean City Music Pier.‘Shrek The Musical’: A fully staged production by the Ocean City Pops and Greater Ocean City Theatre Company. This Tony Award-winning tale brings all of the beloved characters from the film to life on stage. At Hughes Performing Arts Center at Ocean City High School, 6th and Atlantic Ave. Sponsored by Gillian’s Wonderland Pier. Showtime 7:30 p.m. Tickets Adults $25, Children (12 and under) $20. Call (609) 399-6111 or (609) 525-9248 or visit www.ocnj.us/boxoffice. THURSDAY, AUGUST 13Market Days (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.): On downtown Asbury Avenue (6th to 11th streets), entertainment, face painters and balloon sculptors.Weird Contest Week — Paper Clip Sculpting: Contestants sculpt paper clips, which have resulted in such past entries as the Brooklyn Bridge. Free to enter or watch. 11 a.m. on the Ocean City Music Pier.Baby Parade: The 106th edition is set for Thursday, starting 5:30 p.m. The route is 6th to 12th St. on the Boardwalk. It is the longest continuously running Baby Parade in the world. Entries are being taken the day of the Parade from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Sports and Civic Center, 6th and Boardwalk. The Parade is open to children from infants to ten years of age. You will see colorful entries in Kiddie Cars, Coaches, Strollers, Express wagons and floats. Registration is $5 per child. Prizes are awarded and all entrants receive a memento for participating in the parade. There will be music by the Pitman Hobo Band, Atlantic City Fire Department Bagpipers, Ed Coles Dixieland Band and Michael Hartman’s Greater Ocean City Theatre Company. Grand Marshal will be Nicole Brewer of CBS-3TV. For information, call (609) 399-6111. Read moreFamily Nights (7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.): On the Ocean City Boardwalk (6th to 14th streets), musical and family entertainment at different blocks on the boardwalk sponsored by: Old Salt, Playland Castaway Cove, Johnson’s Popcorn, Haunted Golf and Congo Falls‘Shrek The Musical’: A fully staged production by the Ocean City Pops and Greater Ocean City Theatre Company. This Tony Award-winning tale brings all of the beloved characters from the film to life on stage. At Hughes Performing Arts Center at Ocean City High School, 6th and Atlantic Ave. Sponsored by Gillian’s Wonderland Pier. Showtime 7:30 p.m. Tickets Adults $25, Children (12 and under) $20. Call (609) 399-6111 or (609) 525-9248 or visit www.ocnj.us/boxoffice. TUESDAY, AUGUST 11Funtastic Tuesdays (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.): On downtown Asbury Avenue (6th to 11th streets), entertainment, face painters and balloon sculptors.Weird Contest Week — French Fry Sculpting: This category has featured such entries as Elvis, a bouquet of flowers, and a map of the State of New Jersey. The fries are donated by the Promenade Food Court. Free to enter or watch. 11 a.m. on the Ocean City Music Pier.Mummers Night (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.): On the Ocean City Boardwalk (6th to 14th streets), sponsored by Shrivers, Surf Mall, Shirt Shack and Ocean Paradise.‘Shrek The Musical’: A fully staged production by the Ocean City Pops and Greater Ocean City Theatre Company. This Tony Award-winning tale brings all of the beloved characters from the film to life on stage. At Hughes Performing Arts Center at Ocean City High School, 6th and Atlantic Ave. Sponsored by Gillian’s Wonderland Pier. Showtime 7:30 p.m. Tickets Adults $25, Children (12 and under) $20. Call (609) 399-6111 or (609) 525-9248 or visit www.ocnj.us/boxoffice. The annual Pamper Scamper in Ocean City, NJ, takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. on the beach at Sixth Street.Ocean City will host its annual Pamper Scamper at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning (August 11) on the beach at Sixth Street.UPDATE: Due to rain, the Pamper Scamper has been postponed until 9:30 a.m. Wednesday morning (August 12) at Sixth Street Beach.For about four decades, the good-natured competition has challenged parents to leave their infant children in the center of a parachute spread out on the beach … and has challenged the infants to crawl back to the perimeter of the parachute and the welcoming arms of their parents.The event includes about heats of infants divided into three age categories: 9 months and younger, 9 months to 12 months, and 12 months to 15 months.The event is free to watch or to enter.The Pamper Scamper is a prelude to Ocean City’s 106th annual Baby Parade, which takes place 5:30 p..m. Thursday (Aug. 13) on the Boardwalk between Sixth and 12th streets.The Pamper Scamper falls at the beginning of a busy week for special events in Ocean City, including: FRIDAY, AUGUST 14Weird Contest Week — Little Miss and Mister Chaos and Talent Show: Sculpting is abandoned for creative performance. Little Miss and Little Mister Chaos requires children from three to five years of age to make as much noise as possible pounding on pots and pans. They are accompanied by the music of Dire Straits. The Contest concludes on Friday with the Miss and Mr. Miscellaneous talent pageants. This is for all those who have always wanted to perform in a talent show but somehow missed the bus or got delayed at a Rugby Game. Free to enter or watch. 11 a.m. on the Ocean City Music Pier.LITTLE MISS OCEAN CITY PAGEANT: At Music Pier, 7 p.m. featuring reigning Little Miss, Hope Aita, who has been an outstanding representative of the City at many special events. Pageant is for girls 8 to 11. Must live in or attend Ocean City Schools or be a property owner in Ocean City (parent). Tickets are $10, available at the Music Pier Box Office, City Hall Welcome Center or call (609) 399-6111 or www.ocnj.us/boxoffice.