NewsdREA in running for Electric PicnicBy Eric Fitzgerald – July 3, 2014 727 Advertisement LIMERICK artist dREA (Damien Drea) is in a long list of hopefuls competing to play at Electric Picnic 2014. The musician is one of 30 acts in the final stages of 2fm’s Play The Picnic with Oxfam. A shortlist of 10 contestants will be announced on Thursday July 9, all of which will play the 2fm Oxfam Stage at the festival which runs from Friday August 29. The overall winner will be added to the line-up for the Cosby Stage.dREA has entered the competition with his song ‘Animal’ from his new album ‘Bravest of All’. If you would like to lend your vote to dREA then log on to http://www.rte.ie/2fm/competitions/2014/0610/622814-play-the-picnic/Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Twitter Facebook Email Linkedin WhatsApp Previous articleOur Nation’s Sons reach to the skyNext articleFive Limerick families lose homes in single day Eric Fitzgeraldhttp://www.limerickpost.ieEric writes for the Entertainment Pages of Limerick Post Newspaper and edits the music blog www.musiclimerick.com where you can watch and listen to music happening in the city and beyond. Print
News UpdatesDue To Non-Functioning Of NIA Courts, Continued Detention Of Person Accused Under UAPA Is Illegal: Plea Moved In Delhi HC [Read Petition] Karan Tripathi19 May 2020 4:33 AMShare This – xPlea has been moved in the Delhi High Court seeking release of an accused who, despite being granted bail for other charges, continues to be in custody for a charge under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act due to the non-functioning of the NIA Special Courts. The petition claims that since the Special Courts have not been functioning due to the suspension of normal court…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 has been moved in the Delhi High Court seeking release of an accused who, despite being granted bail for other charges, continues to be in custody for a charge under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act due to the non-functioning of the NIA Special Courts. The petition claims that since the Special Courts have not been functioning due to the suspension of normal court functioning during the lockdown period and risks associated with COVID-19 pandemic, the continued custody of the accused is illegal and without authority of law. The present criminal writ is moved by Aqil Hussain on behalf of his sister who was arrested by the local police in Jafrabad on April 09. The Petitioner submits that initially no details as to the charges and the F.I.R. against his sister were provided, and only contact between the family and the detainee was through phone calls facilitated by the officials in whose custody she was. When the information about the FIR was provided, the accused moved the Magistrate for bail. However, the Magistrate rejected the said application by informing her that the FIR contains charges under the UAPA. Subsequently, she moved the Sessions Court challenging the Magistrate’s order. While the Sessions Court granted her bail on the first FIR, she could not be released from prison as the second FIR against her contained charges under the UAPA. Due to the invocation of charges under the UAPA against his sister, the Petitioner submits, it is only a Special Court constituted and empowered under the National Investigation Agency Act which can extend her custody. Therefore, the Petitioner wants the court to issue a writ of habeas corpus against the Delhi Government and the Commissioner of Delhi Police, to produce the Petitioner’s sister before this court as explain as to why she should not be released on bail, or why her continued detention is not illegal.Click here to download the Petition Next Story
Dave Matthews Band continued their 2018 fall arena tour on Friday night with a performance at Boston’s TD Garden. The show saw (and heard) the veteran rock band continue to mix in new material from their latest studio album, 2018’s Come Tomorrow, in addition to selections from their 25-year-old catalogue including the surprise return of a seasonal deep cut.The night began up with Dave and his band running through “Everyday” and “Funny The Way It Is” before going into Come Tomorrow track “That Girl Is You”. They continued with some of their older material from 2002’s Buster Stuff with the tour debut of “Bartender”, followed by fall tour staple “Grey Street”. After the newer “Again And Again”, Matthews took his Boston audience outside of the DMB realm for a few minutes with a cover of Peter Gabriel‘s “Sledgehammer”, which has already been played twice on the fall tour thus far. The second half of the set was filled with a mix of the more popular fan-favorites, including the audience interaction-friendly “Warehouse”, “The Space Between”, “Where Are You Going”, and “Crash Into Me”. The set would come to a close with the classic live pairing of “Pantala Naga Pampa” and “Rapunzel”.One of the biggest surprises of the night came during the encore when Dave came back out to the stage with just drummer Carter Beauford and guitarist Tim Reynolds for a stripped-down version of “Christmas Song”. The holiday-friendly tune initially appeared on their 1993 debut album, Remember Two Things, and hadn’t been played by the band in more than 300 shows. Needless to say, the song’s return was well-received by the fans in the audience, as heard in the video below.Dave Matthews Band – “Christmas Song” – 12/7/2018[Video: blassgeoffrey]Dave Matthews Band will continue their fall 2018 trek at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Tuesday, December 11th. Tickets for remaining four shows on the band’s 2018 schedule can be purchased through their official website. Setlist: Dave Matthews Band | TD Garden | Boston, MA | 12/7/2018Set: Everyday, Funny the Way It Is, That Girl Is You, Granny, Bartender, Grey Street, Again and Again, Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel cover), Come On Come On, Say Goodbye, Warehouse, Belly Belly Nice, The Space Between, Louisiana Bayou, Where Are You Going, She, Crash Into Me, Pantala Naga Pampa > RapunzelEncore: Christmas Song, All Along the Watchtower (Bob Dylan cover)[H/T JamBase]
“More than half of the unlisted green asset funds identified by Novethic are dedicated to renewable energy, with assets under management totalling over €26bn,” Novethic said. “These funds may offer lower returns as they rely on the refinancing of mature assets, such as onshore wind farms.“The most financially attractive products are those involved in the early stages of a project’s finance chain, or those that position themselves around more innovative investment themes, such as smart cities.”Macquarie and BlackRock dominated the green sector in terms of assets under management, with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners in third with €3.2bn, predominantly run for Nordic institutional investors such as PensionDanmark.Top five ‘green’ asset managersChart MakerHowever, Novethic said demand for green alternative investments was small, despite the trend towards private assets among institutional investors.“Investors are not very demanding about the quality of environmental reporting, whether they refer to avoided emissions or installed capacity, with the exception of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and some public investors with strong climate engagements,” the researchers said.Novethic concluded: “The implementation of the European Commission’s action plan on sustainable finance is expected to bring new developments to this emerging market.“The publication of a standardised classification system for green activities will better direct financial flows towards the energy and ecological transition. This assumes that investors are moving towards defining their green strategies and reporting requirements at a larger scale.“These actors should be encouraged to do so under new transparency requirements on ESG criteria and climate risk management.”This article was updated on 27 March to amend the survey size in the second paragraphFurther reading More than €57bn is now invested in unlisted ‘green’ funds, across infrastructure, private equity, private debt, real estate and forestry, according to research from Novethic.The French research firm surveyed more than 500 unlisted funds and identified 223 that it considered to be “environmental” in some way. More than half were dedicated to investing in renewable or sustainable projects.Green funds breakdown by theme (% of funds)Chart MakerNovethic said that the data demonstrated “the push felt by investors since the signing of the Paris Agreement in 2016”. A record €12bn was raised by 35 green funds last year. Green finance: Financing environmental benefits Green finance is drawing huge interest in light of climate change, but it needs to be about more than financial returns, writes Susanna RustEU sets out plan for investor sustainability disclosure rules The European Parliament and EU member states have reached a political agreement on the so-called disclosure regulation that forms part of the European Commission’s sustainable finance planMoody’s: EU disclosure rules could benefit asset manager ESG leaders “For asset managers that have the appropriate infrastructure, expertise and product range, the rules will likely lead to increased inflows into sustainable strategies, given increasing demand for ESG products”
TAROUBA, Trinidad (CMC) – Medium pacer Rusty Theron snatched two wickets in a magnificent last over to deny Guyana Jaguars a crucial victory and a place in the final four of the Regional Super50 Cup here Monday night.Requiring 11 runs from the last over in pursuit of 222 for victory, Jaguars lost Ramaal Lewis (10) and Jonathan Foo (41) and managed just two runs, to slide to a shock eight-run defeat to United States under Duckworth-Lewis-Stern at the Brian Lara Stadium.Theron kept Ramaal Lewis scoreless off the first ball before having him caught at the wicket, desperately flashing at a widish second delivery.New batsman Renaldo Alimohammed then scrambled a single to long off to get the in-form Foo on strike but the right-hander missed a swing at the fourth delivery and had his stumps shattered.With 10 needed from the last two balls, Veerasammy Permaul could only get a single off the penultimate delivery, leaving the result as a formality.Jaguars had entered the contest in third on 16 points and faced a must-win situation especially after second-placed WI Emerging Players (18 points) suffered a 10-wicket trouncing at the hands of Group B winners Trinidad and Tobago Red Force.Initially set 231 for victory in a game reduced to 41 overs, the target was revised to 222 from 36 overs following a rain delay with Jaguars well placed on 71 for two in the 16th over.Chris Barnwell continued his impressive form with a top score of 54 – his third half-century of the campaign – while Anthony Bramble chipped in with 38 and all-rounder Raymon Reifer, 33.Left-arm pacer Saurabh Netravalkar claimed three for 42 while Theron picked up two for 44.Opting to bat, United States had rallied to 230 for five off their 41 overs with Monank Patel top-scoring with 85 and Ian Holland smashing a 37-ball 59 not out.Leg-spinner Ramaal Lewis proved expensive in his four overs but ended with three for 24.The result left Jaguars, last year’s losing finalists, with their fourth defeat from their eight preliminary games, and outside of the top two in the group.For the U.S., meanwhile, the victory was their second but was not enough to get them off the bottom of the standings.Xavier Marshall fell cheaply for seven in the third over with 12 runs on the board but Monank and then Holland inspired a series of partnerships to revive the innings.Monank, who faced 105 balls and struck three fours and sixes, put on 39 for the second wicket with Steven Taylor (17) before adding a further 78 for the third wicket with Aaron Jones who made 37.The pace of the innings then quickened when Monank posted a swift 59 off 36 deliveries with Holland, who blasted two fours and three sixes.In reply, Jaguars lost Chandrapaul Hemraj for 10 in the second over, feathering a catch behind off Netravalkar but Bramble and captain Leon Johnson (18) added 54 for the second wicket to stabilise the innings.Both fell within the space of 16 balls, however, to leave Jaguars on 73 for three in the 16th over and paving the way for an 80-run fourth-wicket stand between Barnwell and Reifer.Barnwell needed just 47 balls and belted a four and four sixes while Reifer counted three fours in a 45-ball knock.Again, Jaguars lost both set batsmen in quick succession in the space of 12 balls. Even though Foo, who lashed two fours and three sixes off just 22 balls, inspired a 47-run, sixth-wicket stand off 40 balls with Lewis, the last three overs of the innings yielded just 13 runs.