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A cheap UK dividend growth share I’d buy in my ISA this March Dividends took an almighty smack in 2020 as Covid-19 damaged corporate profits and bashed balance sheets. But it looks like payout levels from UK shares might recover strongly in the later half of this year. That’s on condition that the economic recovery kicks in as expected, of course.The possibility of handsome dividend growth over at Halfords Group (LSE: HFD) makes this one UK retail share worth serious attention, in my opinion. The company’s share price rocketed to two-and-a-half-year highs this week on the back of a robust trading update. Though news of soaring cycling and auto-services sales weren’t the only things that caught people’s eyes.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…Are dividends set to soar?Analyst Sophie Lund-Yates of Hargreaves Lansdown said: “The strong trading update means it’s likely the balance sheet is still in good nick… Quite what the group plans to do with that stash is unknown, but an attractive dividend can’t be ruled out.” Strong trading and cost slashing helped Halfords enjoy net cash of £97.8m as of the beginning of October.City analysts tend to think annual dividends will soar over the medium term. A 1.1p total dividend is predicted for the outgoing financial year (to March 2021). And this jumps to 7.9p for fiscal 2022, which in turn drives the yield to an inflation-beating 2.4%. Next year’s bulky payout is covered 2.6 times by anticipated earnings too, giving investors extra confidence that Halfords will meet current estimates. A reading of 2 or above is widely considered as being quite robust.Bear in mind that trading at this UK retail share might begin to struggle later in 2021, however. And this could naturally have an impact on actual dividend levels. Firstly, demand for cycles might slump as Covid-19 lockdowns are rolled back and gyms reopen. It could also see demand for its high-ticket products fall if a long and painful downturn in the British economy kicks in.A UK bargain shareI still think Halfords is a very-attractive dividend stock for long-term investors like me. Its strongly-performing Autocentres services arm should continue gaining market share as it expands. The company eventually plans to have 1,000 garages on its books, up from the 370 or so workshops it currently operates.Jaunty demand for its bikes and cycling products could also remain a thing as people avoid public transport post-pandemic. Rising environmental concerns could see people increasingly leaving the car at home in favour of pedal power. And rising health awareness could keep its bikes rolling out of stores too.Today Halfords trades on a sub-1 forward price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 0.6. It’s a reading that suggests that the UK retail share might still be undervalued despite its share price leap this week. I’d happily buy this dividend stock for my Stocks and Shares ISA today. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hargreaves Lansdown. 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How coaches, players and pundits reacted to the news that England v France and New Zealand v Italy had been called off due to Typhoon Hagibis Reaction to cancellation of Rugby World Cup gamesFor the first time in Rugby World Cup history matches have been cancelled. With Typhoon Hagibis set to hit Japan on Saturday, World Rugby announced that England v France (Yokohama) and New Zealand v Italy (Toyota) would be called off amid safety concerns, while Sunday matches, including the crucial Japan v Scotland tie, remain under threat depending on the damage caused by the severe weather.So how did coaches, players and pundits react to the news? It’s fair to say opinions have been mixed…England coach Eddie Jones “Of course, everyone is disappointed we are not to play France and we put in a lot of work – emotional, physical and tactical – but we don’t control the situation and World Rugby has made a decision and we have no issue with it.“It’s not something you can control. I think it is a wonderful World Cup and you cannot help typhoons. We all like to think we have power above and beyond but we don’t and you just ride with them.On the move: Eddie Jones and England have left Tokyo for Miyazaki (Getty Images)“We are excited about the prospect of having great preparation for the quarter-final now. We did get some leeway over the next three days and so we are off to Miyazaki for a short pre-season camp and then we are off to Oita.“Who would have thought we would have two relatively easy games, one tough game and then two weeks to prepare for a quarter-final? Someone is smiling on us. The typhoon gods maybe.”Italy captain Sergio Parisse“It is difficult to know that we won’t have the chance to play a match against one of the great teams. If New Zealand needed four or five points against us it would not have been cancelled.“It is ridiculous that a decision of this nature has been made because it isn’t like the fans arrived yesterday. It is ridiculous that there was no Plan B, because it isn’t news that typhoons hit Japan.Frustrated: Sergio Parisse will not get to face the All Blacks on Saturday (Getty Images)“Sure, everyone might think that Italy versus New Zealand being cancelled counts for nothing because we’d have lost anyway, but we deserved to be respected as a team.“We had the chance to play in a big stadium, against a great team. The alternative is Plan B. When you organise a World Cup you should have one in place. If New Zealand needed the points, it wouldn’t have been cancelled.”New Zealand coach Steve Hansen“You could look at it as a negative or positive thing; we’re choosing to look at it as a positive. It now gives us more time.“Clearly, this is our biggest tournament. So is it frustrating? Of course it is, but the reality is we can’t control the weather. Do we charge on and put people’s lives at risk or do we lead and make a decision that’s around making sure people are safe? It’s a no-brainer. The man from America could even have made this decision.Point made: Steve Hansen says the decision to cancel games is a “no-brainer” (Getty Images)“If we’d had a choice, we would have rather played Friday but it wasn’t our choice, it was out of our control. We have to back World Rugby’s decision and if other teams miss out, it’s unfortunate.“If you want to be really ruthless, then it’s all about making sure you win the games on the way through because everyone knew this could be a possibility. That’s pretty hard-nosed, though, because I know if we were in their (Italy’s) situation, we’d be disappointed not to have the opportunity to get there. Warning: A sign outside Yokohama Stadium (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “It’s always a risk at this time of year with the typhoons, but this is when we play the Rugby World Cup. If you play it earlier, you run the risk of people dying on the footy field because it’ll be 40 degrees. If you play it later, then that’s when we are finished for Christmas so you’d have Santa Claus giving us the World Cup.”There were also mixed reactions on Twitter from former players and journalists to the news… Keep track of all the news from Japan via our Rugby World Cup home page.Follow Rugby World magazine on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
The Anatomy of Fear TAGSFBIPhone Scams Previous articleWESH-TV Channel 2 Chronicle: Project Comm(UNITY): Let’s Talk About ItNext articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SCAM ALERT!Beware of phone scams that ask for any type of money or threaten to have kidnapped a loved one. Check out this statement made by the FBI to help identify what these scam calls consist of and how to identify that it is a scam. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.,From the fbi.gov SCAM ALERT!Beware of phone scams that ask for any type of money or threaten to have kidnapped a loved one. Check out this statement made by the FBI to help identify what these scam calls consist of and how to identify that it is a scam. From the fbi.gov Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here The FBI wants to prevent you and your loved ones from becoming victims of virtual kidnapping for ransom schemes.Audio Transcript:Mollie Halpern: The FBI wants to prevent you and your loved ones from becoming victims of virtual kidnapping for ransom schemes.Virtual kidnappings happen when victims are coerced over the phone to pay a ransom because they believe a family member has been kidnapped or is at risk of being kidnapped.No one is actually physically kidnapped in these schemes, but victims like Valerie Sobel say the threats feel frighteningly real…Valerie Sobel: It took me about three, four days before my hands stopped shaking. It definitely had a very, very bad effect.Halpern: Perpetrators of these schemes exploit social media and other technology to carry out their crimes.Supervisory Special Agent Michael Kelley says these prevalent schemes are evolving…Michael Kelley: The perpetrators of these crimes are becoming more sophisticated. They’re using technology and more sophisticated methods to dupe people into thinking that their loved ones have been kidnapped.Halpern: If you’re a victim, contact your local FBI field office. To learn indicators of this crime and how to protect yourself, visit www.fbi.gov. I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau with FBI, This Week.Audio DownloadsDownload Audio File Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The FBI wants to prevent you and your loved ones from becoming victims of virtual kidnapping for ransom schemes.Audio Transcript:Mollie Halpern: The FBI wants to prevent you and your loved ones from becoming victims of virtual kidnapping for ransom schemes.Virtual kidnappings happen when victims are coerced over the phone to pay a ransom because they believe a family member has been kidnapped or is at risk of being kidnapped.No one is actually physically kidnapped in these schemes, but victims like Valerie Sobel say the threats feel frighteningly real…Valerie Sobel: It took me about three, four days before my hands stopped shaking. It definitely had a very, very bad effect.Halpern: Perpetrators of these schemes exploit social media and other technology to carry out their crimes.Supervisory Special Agent Michael Kelley says these prevalent schemes are evolving…Michael Kelley: The perpetrators of these crimes are becoming more sophisticated. They’re using technology and more sophisticated methods to dupe people into thinking that their loved ones have been kidnapped.Halpern: If you’re a victim, contact your local FBI field office. To learn indicators of this crime and how to protect yourself, visit www.fbi.gov. I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau with FBI, This Week.Audio DownloadsDownload Audio File Virtual Kidnapping Virtual Kidnapping
Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSAAADisabled VehiclesDriving Assistance TechnologyLane Centering SystemSafety Study Previous articleBack-to-School Sales Tax Holiday brings 3 days of savings; details of what is / isn’t tax freeNext articleDeadline approaching for Blue School Grant Program applications Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear MethodologyAAA conducted closed-course testing and naturalistic driving in partnership with the Automobile Club of Southern California’s Automotive Research Center and AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah’s GoMentum Proving Grounds. Using a defined set of criteria, AAA selected the following vehicles for testing: 2019 BMW X7 with “Active Driving Assistant Professional”, 2019 Cadillac CT6 with “Super Cruise™”, 2019 Ford Edge with “Ford Co-Pilot360™”, 2020 Kia Telluride with “Highway Driving Assist” and 2020 Subaru Outback with “EyeSight®” and were sourced from the manufacturer or directly from dealer inventory. The 2019 Cadillac CT6 and the 2019 Ford Edge were evaluated only within naturalistic environments. For specific methodology regarding testing equipment, closed-course test scenarios and naturalistic routes, please refer to the full report here. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here New research finds flaws with vehicle systems that automate speed, braking and lane centeringFrom AAA Although it’s designed to make you safer on the road, AAA is warning drivers to be cautious when trusting certain vehicle technology. What’s called “active driving assistance” is designed to automate certain aspects of driving. However, AAA researchers warn that this system is far from 100% reliable.Testing the TechnologyWhile there are various forms of Advanced Driver Assistance Technologies in vehicles today, Active Driving Assistance is unique in that it combines functionalities like steering, acceleration and braking. AAA’s research focused on five vehicles equipped with Active Driving Assistance. View the full reportTest drivers noted that adaptive cruise control performed well. However, through the course of 4,000 miles of driving, the vehicles experienced some other type of issue every 8 miles, on average.Researchers noted instances of:Trouble keeping the vehicles in their lane and coming too close to other vehicles or guardrailsSystems often disengaging with little notice – almost instantly giving control back to the driverClick to watch video of road testing the Active Driving Assistance, three clips: 2 of vehicle trying to stay within driving lane, 3rd clip of vehicle collision with disabled vehicle on side of road“Active driving assistance systems may lull drivers in to a false sense of security, allowing them to direct their attention away from driving,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “When using these systems, it’s critical that drivers remain focused on the road, in case you need to intervene. Although these systems are designed to make the roads safer, they’re still in the early stages of development and are not consistent.”Why the Lane Centering System StrugglesOn public roadways, nearly three-quarters (73%) of all system errors involved instances of lane departure or erratic lane position. These systems currently rely on in-vehicle cameras to determine lane position. Just like our eyes, the cameras struggle to “see” when lane markings are not clear or when the sun is providing too much glare. Also, lane changes can happen suddenly, causing the vehicle to struggle in a more complex driving environment.Collisions with Disabled VehiclesWhile AAA’s closed-course testing found that the systems performed mostly as expected. They were particularly challenged when approaching a simulated disabled vehicle, partially in the roadway. When encountering this test scenario, in aggregate, a collision occurred 66% of the time and the average impact speed was 25 mph.AAA RecommendationsAAA believes manufacturers should do more simulations, closed-course testing and actual on-road evaluations prior to releasing to the mass market. These systems need to perform more consistently in order to improve the driver experience and overall reliability and safety. AAA has met with industry leaders to provide insight from the testing experience and shared our recommendations for improvement.Should Drivers Purchase Vehicles with Active Driving Assistance Systems?While the adaptive cruise control functionality of the active driving assistance systems works well, lane keeping assistance struggles. Our advice is to look for a vehicle with adaptive cruise control but wait a few years until the technology improves before purchasing a vehicle with active driving assistance.“Drivers must clearly understand how these systems work before integrating them into their regular driving,” Jenkins continued. “AAA recommends requesting a demonstration from the dealership as well as thoroughly reading the vehicle owner’s manual and other information provided online by the automaker.”Tracking Drivers’ Trust in TechnologyAAA’s 2020 automated vehicle survey found that only one in ten drivers (12%) would trust riding in a self-driving car. To increase consumer confidence in future automated vehicles, it is important that car manufacturers perfect functionality as much as possible – like active driving assistance systems available now – before deployment in a larger fleet of vehicles. The insights are also shared with AAA members and the public to inform their driving experiences and vehicle purchase decisions.
Attila Béres, Jusztina Balázs Photographs Houses Photographs: Tamás Bujnovszky Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Lead Architects: Architects: Béres Architects Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Niczky Apartment / Béres Architects Client And Builder:Attila HidegCity:KőszegCountry:HungaryMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tamás BujnovszkyRecommended ProductsDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. Only a few years have passed by since Béres Architects designed its first realized projekt, the Hideg house in Kőszeg, Hungary. The client, Attila Hideg recently found another interesting property where he intended to create something unusual in a medieval context. As he explains „The apartment in the nearly 400-year-old building needed a thorough renovation after most of its values were damaged or hidden during the last reconstruction works in the 1980’s. We had to virtually step back in time to recall and save the values of the house”Save this picture!© Tamás BujnovszkySave this picture!Elevation / Section 01The medieval oldtown of Kőszeg is unique and famous for its intergrity and charming atmosphere. The castle and fortification of the Jurisic family has an extremely interesting history. The most memorable date is 1532 when the Turkish army attacked the town. We found the latest information on the property from the years right after the battle. The house had been built right on top of the outer wall of the moat. Parts of this structure is still visible and exposed on the exterior of the building. A small wine cellar and the rooms of the upper floor were added to the house some time before 1684. In the 18th century the Niczky family bought the property and rented out the small apartment facing the castle for travelling artist and merchants.Save this picture!© Tamás BujnovszkyAt the renovation of the apartment the main goal was to convert the unit into a guest house again. „We intended to stay away from the rigidity of regular apartment plans and to re-create the lightness and elegance of a hotel suite or a guest house we designed a relatively open plan. By using simple solutions we aimed to create clean and worthy spaces that reflect and highlight the history of the context.”Save this picture!© Tamás BujnovszkyThe arrangement of spaces within the apartment is somewhat unusual. Most of the basement is opened to the small private garden. It acts as a filter space between inside and outside combining various functions for all four seasons such as a wine cellar, relaxation space, sauna and storage. At arrival, visitors immediately experience the ancient walls and the heavy vaults that tell stories about the history of the house and the castle district.Save this picture!© Tamás BujnovszkyThe upper floor consists of 3 main spaces. Framed by the given envelope of the exterior walls, the apartment is divided into a living room-bedroom area, a kitchen-dining area and a bathroom. There are no partition walls or interior doors to separate these spaces. The visual links between the rooms and even the exterior create some sort of classical elegance.Save this picture!© Tamás BujnovszkyEven though the apartment is situated on the north end of the building, it has windows to three different directions. The surrounding national monuments, churches and fortification walls reflect light into the rooms in unexpected and interesting ways.Save this picture!Elevation / Section 04„The essence of the climate of the space is given by the centuries-old restored stone walls. Everything else is secondary and helps to highlight the real values,” explains architect Attila Béres the thoughts behind the architectural concept. The walls become younger as they rise. Every layer has a story about the past – the Turkish siege, the great fire and periods of resurgence. They carry marks of craftmanship quality or even necessity.Save this picture!© Tamás BujnovszkyMost of the new surfaces are white, moderate and simple. The oiled larch boards of the flooring return as decorative parts of the built-in furniture. „We used small and simple signs and gestures to link the elements of the space. We defined clear but not harsh boundaries between old and new parts. Silent tones,” says Attila Béres.Save this picture!© Tamás BujnovszkyThe architect describes the process as uplifting and special. „We knew that the worth of the building is hiding behind the layers of plaster. Together with Attila Hideg we kept updating and re-evaluating our thoughts along the phases of the design and construction to get the best result. It is almost impossible to compare this method with the evolution of the design of a newbuilt house. A tricky and interesting field for us to test how we behave outside our architectural comfort zone.”Save this picture!© Tamás BujnovszkyProject gallerySee allShow lessHomestead Diemen / Marcel Lok ArchitectSelected ProjectsDelta Galil / Auerbach Halevy ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Area: 75 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Kőszeg, Hungary “COPY” 2017 Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/889153/niczky-apartment-beres-architects Clipboard Manufacturers: Baumit, Siemens, DPS, Edilkamin, Falco “COPY” Niczky Apartment / Béres ArchitectsSave this projectSaveNiczky Apartment / Béres ArchitectsSave this picture!© Tamás Bujnovszky+ 58Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/889153/niczky-apartment-beres-architects Clipboard Hungary CopyAbout this officeBéres ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentKoszegKőszegHungaryPublished on March 13, 2018Cite: “Niczky Apartment / Béres Architects” 13 Mar 2018. 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Family House “Heart” / Daniela PolubědovováSave this projectSaveFamily House “Heart” / Daniela Polubědovová Architects: Daniela Polubědovová Area Area of this architecture project Photographs: Filip Šlapal Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/906798/family-house-heart-daniela-polubedovova Clipboard Save this picture!© Filip Šlapal+ 58Curated by Martita Vial Share Engineering:Jiří Václavů, Petr Jančík, Milan BulvaArchitect In Charge:Daniela PolubědovováCity:Havlíčkův BrodCountry:Czech RepublicMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Filip ŠlapalText description provided by the architects. The assignment of the investor, the shape of the parcel, and the location in Havlíčkův Brod was both an inspiration and an impulse to create an organic form for a new type of a family house. The project was from the start called “The heart” because the floor plan strongly evokes such shape. Save this picture!© Filip ŠlapalThe sloping terrain of the parcel with its gradual descent creates a difference in height which in relation to the street level is about the height of one standard floor. This newly created space was used as a garage (with direct access from the property) and is used to house all of the necessary amenities like the boiler, storage and a utility room.The main living area of the house is set on the highest part of the property (with relation to the sloping street level).Save this picture!© Filip ŠlapalComing from the street, you will be welcomed by the friendly and open theme we chose for this side of the property. This is why the house is positioned closer to the pavement and is for the most part left without any fences. Save this picture!© Filip ŠlapalIn the entrance it was necessary to create a feeling of intimacy of a homely living space and the relatively closed facade has only a few windows. The living quarter which contains the bedroom, the living room and the kitchen are facing the garden with an entrance to the balcony with a beautiful view of the nearby forest.Save this picture!© Filip ŠlapalIn harmony with the surrounding nature we chose to use mostly natural materials and colours. To enhance the elegant curves of the house, the facade is covered in a rusty vertical corrugated metal with a very smooth wave pattern. The pergola is made out of wooden beams which copy the wave pattern of the glass facade and is creating a sort of an eyelash over the open windows of the house. Save this picture!PlanThe green roof, wild greenery lawns, thick bamboo patches and rusty rebar poles of the surrounding fences add to a combination of colours which harmoniously fits in with the ever-changing colour palette of the surrounding scenery. Save this picture!© Filip ŠlapalWe kept with the natural theme in the interior as well. This is not only the colour and material selection such as old wood, natural stone, heavy wooden beams, shades of light green, sky blue, dark green, but also in the design decisions of individual features. Door handles, handrails, pulleys on heating features in bathrooms were specially cast from aluminium, based on real twigs, leaves and wooden stumps which were locally sourced.Save this picture!SectionThe investor’s enthusiasm for these experiments and his technical possibilities were a huge help and made the entire process run very smoothly.Save this picture!© Filip ŠlapalProject gallerySee allShow lessTorvehallen / DANØ ArkitekturSelected ProjectsTWIST Studentisches Wohnen ETH Zürich / architektickSelected Projects Share 2017 CopyHouses•Havlíčkův Brod, Czech Republic CopyAbout this officeDaniela PolubědovováOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHavlíčkův BrodCzech RepublicPublished on November 30, 2018Cite: “Family House “Heart” / Daniela Polubědovová” 30 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Cantilever House / Robert Hutchison Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934201/cantilever-house-robert-hutchison-architecture Clipboard CopyHouses•Seattle, United States Photographs: Mark Woods Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Mosa, Blanco, Caesarstone, Fleetwood, Liebherr, Miele, Montigo, Nameeks, Subzero/Wolf, Vent-a-Hood, Eagle, Juno CopyAbout this officeRobert Hutchison ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSeattleOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on February 23, 2020Cite: “Cantilever House / Robert Hutchison Architecture” 23 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
RSF_en Reporters Without Borders expressed great concern about the explosion of a car bomb today in front of the offices of the state-run Radio Kashmir in Srinagar, capital of the northwestern state of Kashmir. It called on the state’s chief minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, to see that an immediate investigation was made by local officials and to publicly disclose the results.The blast and an attempt to storm the station by Muslim rebels killed a policeman and a soldier and three of the rebels. Two Pakistan-based Muslim rebel groups, Al-Madina and Harkat-ul-Mujahedeen, claimed responsibility for the attack. Follow the news on India Organisation IndiaAsia – Pacific News IndiaAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts News Indian journalist wrongly accused of “wantonly” inaccurate reporting to go further February 23, 2021 Find out more March 3, 2021 Find out more News April 26, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Bomb attack on government radio station Help by sharing this information India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 April 27, 2021 Find out more News
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‘Centre’s Vaccine Policy Prima Facie Detrimental To Right To Health, Centre Should Consider Revisiting It To Withstand The Scrutiny Of Articles 14,21’: Supreme Court
Top Stories’Centre’s Vaccine Policy Prima Facie Detrimental To Right To Health, Centre Should Consider Revisiting It To Withstand The Scrutiny Of Articles 14,21′: Supreme Court Radhika Roy2 May 2021 10:37 AMShare This – xThe manner in which Centre’s current vaccine policy has been framed would prima facie result in a detriment to the right to public health which is an integral element of Article 21 of the Constitution, said the Supreme Court in the suo moto case In Re Distribution of Essential Services and Supplies During Pandemic A Bench comprising of Justices DY Chandrachud, L. Nageswara Rao and S. Ravindra Bhat directed the Central Government to “consider revisiting its current vaccine policy to ensure that it withstands the scrutiny of Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution of India”. Advertisement The Order, which had been reserved by the Apex Court on 30th April, states that there are several aspects of the vaccine pricing policy adopted by the Central Government which need to be revisited. It goes on to note that the end use of the vaccines, whether purchased by the Centre or the remaining 50%, is the same. “The Central Government proposes to purchase half of the total quantity falling within its 50 percent quota while the rest, the manufacturers would declare in advance the price fixed, allowing the State Governments to negotiate their terms.”Advertisement Highlighting that as the manufacturers have suggested two prices, a lower one for the Centre and higher price for the State, the bench observed, “It is likely that compelling the State Governments to negotiate with manufacturers on the ground of promoting competition and making it attractive for new vaccine manufactures will result in a serious detriment to those in the age group of 18 to 44years,who will be vaccinated by the State Governments”. Advertisement Advertisement “The social strata of this age group also comprises persons who are Bahujans or belong to other underprivileged and marginalized groups, like many in the other population age groups. They may not have the ability to pay”. Therefore, the Order notes that the availability of vaccines to these groups will depend upon the decision of each State Government, based on their finances and will therefore create disparity across the nationAdvertisement Advertisement Advertisement “The vaccinations being provided to citizens constitute a valuable public good. Discrimination cannot be made between different classes of citizens who are similarly circumstanced on the ground that while the Central Government will carry the burden of providing free vaccines for the 45 years and above population, the State Governments will discharge the responsibility of the 18 to 44 age group on such commercial terms as they may negotiate”. Rational method would be for Centre to procure all vaccines It is further noted that that rational method of proceeding in a manner consistent with the right to life, which includes to right health, would be for the Centre to procure all vaccines and to negotiate the price with the vaccine manufacturers. ”In other words, while procurement would be centralized, distribution of the vaccines across India within the States/UTs would be decentralized. While we are not passing a conclusive determination on the constitutionality of the current policy, the manner in which the current policy has been framed would prima facie result in a detriment to the right to public health which is an integral element of Article 21 of the Constitution”. “Prima facie, the rational method of proceeding in a manner consistent with the right to life (which includes the right to health) under Article 21 would be for the Central Government to procure all vaccines and to negotiate the price with vaccine manufacturers. Once quantities are allocated by it to each State Government, the latter would lift the allocated quantities and carry out the distribution. In other words, while procurement would be centralized, distribution of the vaccines across India within the States/UTs would be decentralized. While we are not passing a conclusive determination on the constitutionality of the current policy, the manner in which the current policy has been framed would prima facieresult in a detriment to the right to public health which is an integral element of Article 21 of the Constitution. Therefore, we believe that the Central Government should consider revisiting its current vaccine policy to ensure that it withstands the scrutiny of Articles 14 and Article 21 of the Constitution”, the order said. The Court has sought the following clarifications :Whether any other alternatives were considered by the Central Government for ramping up the immunization drive in India, particularly in light of its initial strategy of a centralized free immunization drive;The methodology which the Central Government was envisaging to procure adequate vaccine doses for the population prior to the revised strategy which was announced amidst the second wave of COVID-19; and Whether any studies and figures were relied upon in order to arrive at the conclusion that decentralized procurement would spur competitive markets to incentivize production and eventually drive down the prices of the vaccines. Whether these studies are of relevance in a pandemic when vaccines are a scarce and essential commodity which is being produced by a limited number of manufacturers for a limited number of vaccines. Court seeks information regarding public grant to vaccine manufacturersThe Court has also certain information regarding the public grant to vaccine manufacturers Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute of India.(i)Whether, and if so, the Finance Ministry or any other funding organization of the Government of India have made any grants/sanctions to Bharat Biotech and the SII in the past, like the current infusion of Rs 1500 crores and Rs 3000 crores, respectively.If so, breakup and corelation with the total cost of development and production of the two vaccines;(ii)Whether the current procurement prices for the Central Government account for infusion of funds for production, infrastructure and other aid provided by it. If so, the basis on which the same benefit is denied to procurement by State Governments which equally service the needs of citizens; and(iii)The full extent of direct and indirect grant/aid provided for research, development and manufacture of all existing vaccines and future vaccines that it proposes to authorize. For instance, the Central Government has submitted in its affidavit that the Department of Biotechnology has facilitated the trials for Sputnik V. Case DetailsTitle : In Re Distribution of Essential Supplies and Services During Pandemic, Suo Moto Writ Petition(Civil) No. 3/2021Coram : Justices DY Chandrachud, L Nageswara Rao and S Ravindra BhatCitation : LL 2021 SC 236Click here to read/download the order Tags#Supreme Court #Vaccine Policy #Article 21 #Article 14 #Right To Health Serum Institute of India Bharat Biotech #Justice DY Chandrachud Justice L Nageswara Rao Justice S Ravindra Bhat Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story