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BA and Iberia set to merge

first_img More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org BA and Iberia set to merge KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmCuteness56 Animal Puns For a Quick LaughCutenessReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter CenterJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo! JustPerfact USAElvenarIf You Need to Kill Time on Your Computer, this Fantasy Game is a Must-Have. No Install.ElvenarMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical MattersBewadaHusband Divorced His Wife After Looking Closer At This PhotoBewadaFilm OracleHer Love Triangle Inspired 3 Of The Most Popular Songs Ever WrittenFilm Oracle Share Monday 29 November 2010 8:20 pm whatsappcenter_img Show Comments ▼ SHAREHOLDERS at British Airways (BA) and Spanish carrier Iberia rubber-stamped a £5m merger yesterday, allowing the pair to create a major player that will compete with rivals Lufthansa and Air France-KLM. More than 99 per cent of BA’s shareholders at a meeting in London yesterday backed the deal, meaning the new International Airlines Group is on track to start trading on the London Stock Exchange on 24 January as well as listing in Madrid. The two airlines recently said they had already identified 12 possible acquisition targets to pursue once they have merged, with Asia seen as a key region for expansion.“I think we have a magnificent vehicle to be in the driving seat of sector consolidation,” Iberia chairman Antonio Vazquez told reporters after its shareholders’ meeting in Madrid, but said the company was not yet in talks with any potential partners.BA chief executive Willie Walsh also said the enlarged firm would pursue further consolidation in the industry. The new firm will have more than 400 aircraft on 205 routes, with a staff of more than 60,000. The two companies carry close to 60m passengers a year, with joint revenue of around £12bn. The airlines also estimate they can make €400m (£337m) of synergy savings within five years, while keeping the separate carrier brands. The firm will be headquartered in London and registered in Madrid. Walsh will head the combined group, with chief financial officer Keith Williams moving up to become chief executive of BA.Shares in BA closed down 3.9 per cent yesterday at 261.2p.TIME LINE | BRITISH AIRWAYS’ MERGER WITH IBERIA● 18 July 1997Iberia confirms preliminary deal on a co-operation pact with BA.● 27 October 1998BA takes a stake in Iberia alongside American Airlines parent AMR Corp. Spanish state holding company SEPI, which owned Iberia at the time, says the deal was for BA to buy a stake of 8.2 to 9.1 per cent.● 10 December 2003BA and Iberia win European Commission approval to operate a proposed alliance in the EU.● 15 November 2006BA buys American Airlines’ stake in Iberia for €19m raising its stake in the Spanish carrier to about 10 per cent.● 30 March 2007Texas Pacific Group makes a €3.4bn bid approach for Iberia, which BA says it will not contend, but withdraws eight months later.● 14 August 2008BA, American Airlines and Iberia announce they have agreed to a transatlantic tie-up. ● 9 July 2009Antonio Vazquez replaces Fernando Conte as Iberia chairman, an appointment seen as boosting the chances for a merger.● 12 November 2009BA and Iberia announce a preliminary agreement and look to close the deal by the end of 2010. ● 14 December 2009BA reveals a £3.7bn pension deficit, which becomes a stumbling block in the merger talks.● 8 April 2010BA and Iberia sign a £5bn merger to create the world’s biggest airline, after agreeing to tackle BA’s pension problem.● 29 November 2010BA and Iberia shareholders agree the merger at separate extraordinary general meetings. Tags: NULL whatsapplast_img read more

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Finns divided on Veikkaus future, survey claims

first_img12th April 2019 | By contenteditor Casino & games Finns divided on Veikkaus future, survey claims A new survey claims that a majority of Finnish citizens are in favour of abolishing the country’s current regulatory framework for gambling, which gives Veikkaus a monopoly over the market.The survey, conducted by by Finnish polling specialist Bilendi on behalf of igaming affiliate Kasino Curt, says that Finns would instead prefer a licensing regime that would open up the market to private operators.A total of 1,000 Finnish adults took part in the survey, with 31% saying they were in favour of abolishing Veikkaus’ monopoly. However, 27% said they would be against the move, with the rest either unsure or having no opinion on the issue.There was a majority that believed Veikkaus would lose its monopoly status within 10 years, with 31% saying this would happen, and 24% believing it would not. The 35 and 44 age bracket was the only one that believed its monopoly status would endure.Despite this, desire for regulatory change was greatest among those aged between 35 and 44 years old, with 37% agreeing that Veikkaus’ monopoly should be abolished. Of this number, 13% strongly agreed, with 24% partially in favour. Opposition was greatest amongst those aged 65 and above, with 36% either completely or partially against the move.Bilendi also noted that there was a gender gap, with 38% of male respondents against Veikkaus’ monopoly, compared to 31% that were in favour of it. For women, however, 23% wanted to abolish the monopoly, with 22% against. The percentage of women that either did not have an opinion on the matter, or took a neutral stance, was higher than that of men in every age category.“Based on the survey, Finns seem to be divided between those who are in favour of the monopoly position of Veikkaus and those who are against it,” Bilendi senior client service manager Janne Juntunen said. “17% of the respondents had not gambled during the past 12 months, which may at least partially explain why their opinions do not fall at either end of the scale.”Despite the slight majority in favour of abolishing the current monopoly framework, the survey also found that players were generally distrustful of sites licensed in jurisdictions such as Estonia, Gibraltar and Malta. Just 16% of those polled considered it safe to gamble via such sites, with 32% considering them risky.Finns were also divided on the effectiveness of Veikkaus’ consumer protection controls, which the monopoly claims have impacted revenue in recent years. Of those polled, 33% believe these controls are effective, though 34% disagree.There was, however, strong support for automatic ID verification controls on land-based slot machines, which are due to be introduced from 2022, with 40% of those surveyed in favour of the move, compared to 21% against. A new survey claims that a slight majority of Finnish citizens are in favour of abolishing the country’s current regulatory framework for gambling, which gives Veikkaus a monopoly over the market. However the poll also revealed that customers are wary of playing via sites licensed in other jurisdictions, and generally supportive of Veikkaus’ consumer protection measures. Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Slot Machines Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Lottery People Sports betting Slots Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Europe Nordics Finlandlast_img read more

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Soft2Bet’s Frumzi casino brand receives MGA licence

first_img Companies: Soft2bet Soft2Bet’s portfolio of brands has continued to integrate content from a range of suppliers in recent months, the operator said, as well as making a number of additions to its portfolio including travel-themed sportsbook brand Betinia. Casino and sportsbook operator group Soft2Bet has received a Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) licence for its Frumzi casino brand. Tags: Malta Gaming Authority Frumzi Soft2Bet The online casino brand’s new licence allows it to launch to customers across MGA markets, with a selection of slots, live casino and jackpot games. 3rd February 2021 | By Conor Mulheir The site’s Pay’n’Play registration option provides instant deposits and withdrawals via Trustly, which Soft2Bet said significantly enhances the safety and convenience of the site for end users. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter It first launched its Yoyo Casino brand in the jurisdiction in March 2020, and subsequently launched its CampoBet brand in the Swedish market in July. Soft2Bet’s Frumzi casino brand receives MGA licencecenter_img Regions: Malta Topics: Online casino Licensing The operator was also granted a licence by Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen in December 2019. “Recent weeks have demonstrated the strength of our compliance credentials, having netted a prestigious PCI DSS certification, and there will be plenty more to come throughout the rest of the year.”  “We are thrilled to announce that Frumzi has become the latest world-class addition to our MGA-licensed operator portfolio, joining a hugely popular selection of premium quality brands,” Boris Chaikin, chief executive of Soft2Bet, said. Licensing Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

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Pape Loft / StudioAC

first_imgArchDaily Pape Loft / StudioAC Pape Loft / StudioACSave this projectSavePape Loft / StudioAC Save this picture!© Jeremie Warshafsky Photography+ 12Curated by Fernanda Castro Share “COPY” Photographs Manufacturers: Caesarstone, Lodes, Studio Italia design, Fuzion Flooring, Regency Contsruction, Wood StudioSave this picture!© Jeremie Warshafsky PhotographyRecommended ProductsDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. The Pape Loft exists inside of a converted church in the east end of Toronto. The result of this conversion is major variation from unit to unit, most of which are multi-story loft spaces with some structural quirks throughout.Save this picture!SectionStudioAC was asked by the client to help them de-clutter and they really put their lifestyle in our hands. As part of the design purge of the loft, we also spoke to the clients about a more minimalist approach to living, including furniture and belongings. It was a lifestyle that really appealed to these clients, but they didn’t know how to obtain it.Save this picture!© Jeremie Warshafsky PhotographyThe space itself has a gracious double height living room. StudioAC framed the living room with an iconic curved element that mirrors the flooring material. The soft curves help to reflect the light back into the space and create a feeling of intimacy amidst the gracious height—it also quickly signifies the identity of the space as a continuous element that draws the eye. The kitchen was relocated entirely in order to maximize the open space and all the millwork is kept clean of hardware to reflect the clients desired minimalism. The second-floor space is divided by a glazed partition to delineate between the master bedroom and a home office, while sharing the light and over looking the curved wood.Save this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!First floor planIn small spaces, StudioAC often attempts to showcase an iconic moment that acts as the identity of the space. It helps define the interiors and create a sense of familiarity as a memorable element that can be seen from all angles of the loft. The Pape Loft really benefits from this, as the warmth of the curved wood creates intimacy while clearly delineating each space of the loft.Save this picture!© Jeremie Warshafsky PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessRoss / Ola StudioSelected ProjectsBrazilian Architects Honor Paulo Mendes da Rocha on his 90th BirthdayMiscProject locationAddress:Toronto, Ontario, CanadaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/904281/pape-loft-studioac Clipboard Photographs:  Jeremie Warshafsky Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/904281/pape-loft-studioac Clipboard 2018center_img “COPY” Year:  Architects: StudioAC Area Area of this architecture project Projects Canada CopyLoft•Toronto, Canada Loft Area:  1143 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeStudioACOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLoftTorontoCanadaPublished on October 25, 2018Cite: “Pape Loft / StudioAC” 25 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?多伦多旧教堂改造为现代LOFT公寓 / StudioAC是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Rep. Chu Reacts to New DOJ Profiling Guidelines

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Today, Attorney General Eric Holder released new profiling guidelines for federal law enforcement agencies. Building on the Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) 2003 Racial Profiling Guidance, the updated guidelines expand the definition of profiling—which has been defined on the basis of race and ethnicity—to now include national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity. These rules will require data collection, monitoring, and training for federal law enforcement officials. The guidelines will also cover certain local and state officers serving on joint task forces alongside federal agents.In recent years, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), who sits on the House Judiciary Committee, has continually pressed Attorney General Holder for updated DOJ profiling guidance in numerous letters, meetings, and hearings to prohibit profiling based on religion and national origin and to close loopholes that allow law enforcement to profile at airports and at the border. Rep. Chu released the following statement:“Updating the racial profiling guidance comes at a crucial time when communities of color are increasingly feeling that they are being treated differently by law enforcement and before the law. These changes are a positive step forward in that religion and national origin are included in the definition of profiling and that data collection and enhanced training will be required.“However, I still have serious concerns about the remaining loopholes for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Transportation Security Administration and Customs and Border Protection that permit continued use of biased-based profiling. These entities would have a license to profile racial, religious and other minorities at our airports and borders under certain national security contexts. Law enforcement’s practice to map entire communities based on their race, ethnicity or religion would be allowed to continue. These gaps are very troublesome for the American Muslim, Sikh, and South Asian communities, who are increasingly subject to this type of surveillance. Our work is not done here. I will continue to work with the Department of Homeland Security to effectuate meaningful change and stronger protections for these communities.” Community News Make a comment Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community Newscenter_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Government Rep. Chu Reacts to New DOJ Profiling Guidelines Published on Monday, December 8, 2014 | 2:14 pm Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

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‘Interrogation Not Necessary’: Kerala HC Grants Pre-Arrest Bail To Christian Preacher Accused Of Promoting Religious Enmity

first_imgNews Updates’Interrogation Not Necessary’: Kerala HC Grants Pre-Arrest Bail To Christian Preacher Accused Of Promoting Religious Enmity Sparsh Upadhyay23 Sep 2020 7:15 AMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court on 22nd September (Tuesday) granted anticipatory bail to Christian preacher who has been accused of promoting religious enmity.The Single Bench of Justice Ashok Menon was hearing the pre-arrest bail plea of an applicant, who has been arrayed as an accused in Crime No.582/2020 of Ernakulam Central Police Station for having allegedly committed offences punishable under…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Kerala High Court on 22nd September (Tuesday) granted anticipatory bail to Christian preacher who has been accused of promoting religious enmity.The Single Bench of Justice Ashok Menon was hearing the pre-arrest bail plea of an applicant, who has been arrayed as an accused in Crime No.582/2020 of Ernakulam Central Police Station for having allegedly committed offences punishable under Section 153A of the IPC.Prosecution’s CaseThe prosecution case, in brief, was that the applicant had been propagating his religious thoughts through the YouTube channel and while speaking in favour of Christianity, he has been promoting enmity between different groups on the ground of Religion.It was alleged that he has been criticizing the preachers of Islam in such a manner that he was spreading disharmony or feelings of enmity, hatred or ill-will between persons belonging to Islam and Christianity and thus committed an offence punishable under Section 153A IPC.Applicant’s SubmissionsThe applicant stated before the Court that he has no ill-will and all his arguments with the other religious leaders are based on ideologies and that he has been exercising his right within the Constitutional framer and the freedom of speech as guaranteed by the Constitution.Further, he argued that his debates in the YouTube Channel are before the public and there was no attempt on his part to create hatred between persons belonging to Christianity or Islam.Therefore, he contended that his custodial interrogation may not be required and he may be released on anticipatory bail.Court’s Analysis and DecisionWhile going through the various materials and the links provided by the applicant, the Court was of the opinion that the applicant has been propagating Christian Religion.True, the Court observed, he has made several debates in comparison of the Religion with Islam and has also contradicted the propagators of Islamic Religion.However, the Court did not go into the details of the complicity of the applicant for an offence punishable under Section 153A IPC.The Court said,”It would suffice to say that custodial interrogation of the applicant may not be necessary. All his debates and statements are well preserved in the form of YouTube uploads, and there is nothing, apart from that to be ascertained by the investigating officers.”Hence, the Court observed, the applicant is entitled to a pre-arrest bail, particularly, considering the present pandemic situation.In the result, the Bail Application was allowed and the applicant was directed to surrender before the investigating officer within three weeks.After interrogation, the Court directed, in the event of his being arrested, he shall be released on bail on the execution of bond for Rs.50,000/- (Rupees fifty thousand only) with two solvent sureties, each for the like amount to the satisfaction of the investigating officer, and on the following further conditions:1- He shall appear before the investigating officer as and when called for and co-operate with the investigation.2- He shall not tamper with evidence or intimidate or influence the witnesses.3- He shall not get involved in any similar offence during the currency of the bail. In case of breach of any of the above bail conditions, the prosecution is at liberty to approach the jurisdictional court for cancellation of the bailClick Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

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Entitled To Benefit of Doubt: Supreme Court Acquits Man In A Dowry Death Case

first_imgNews UpdatesEntitled To Benefit of Doubt: Supreme Court Acquits Man In A Dowry Death Case LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK28 Nov 2020 11:43 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has acquitted a man who was convicted by the Trial Court and the High Court in a dowry death case.In this case, the accused’s wife [with whom his marriage was solemnized about 1 ½ years ago] had died by setting herself afire by pouring kerosene oil upon herself. The dying declaration showed that the immediate cause for the deceased to set herself afire was the domestic…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court has acquitted a man who was convicted by the Trial Court and the High Court in a dowry death case.In this case, the accused’s wife [with whom his marriage was solemnized about 1 ½ years ago] had died by setting herself afire by pouring kerosene oil upon herself. The dying declaration showed that the immediate cause for the deceased to set herself afire was the domestic quarrel with the husband. Both the trial court and the Chhattisgarh High Court took into account this dying declaration and depositions of some witnesses to convict the accused under Sections 304-B and 498-A IPC. He was sentenced him to suffer rigorous imprisonment for 10 years.Before the Apex Court, the counsel for accused brought to the notice of the court that the dying declaration revealed that the deceased herself poured kerosene oil upon her and set herself afire and that the dying declaration was well supported by the testimony of the concerned doctor. He contended that the vague allegations against the accused by some witnesses could not be taken to be sufficient proof of dowry related harassment. The bench comprising Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Vineet Saran and S. Ravindra Bhat, allowing the appeal, said:The dying declaration shows that the immediate cause for the deceased to set herself afire was the domestic quarrel with the husband. Not only does the dying declaration give details as to how the deceased suffered burn injuries but also discloses the immediate cause for her to take the extreme step. There is nothing on record to indicate that the dying declaration was obtained by fraud or misrepresentation or that the statement was not correctly recorded. It was recorded by a doctor, an independent person and satisfied all the requirements as stated by this Court in Laxman vs. State of Maharashtra1 In the circumstances, the prosecution fell short of making good its case under Sections 304-B and 498-A IPC and the appellant is entitled to benefit of doubt. We, therefore, allow this appeal, set aside the orders of conviction and sentence and direct that the appellant be set at liberty unless his presence is required in connection with any other offence.CASE: RAM KUMAR @ NANKI vs. STATE OF MADHYA PRADESH NOW CHHATTISGARH [CRIMINAL APPEAL NO.814 OF 2020] CORAM: Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Vineet Saran and S. Ravindra Bhat,COUNSEL: Adv Akshat Shrivastav, Deputy AG Sourav RoyClick here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

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West Bengal Assembly Polls- Supreme Court Dismisses Plea Challenging EC’s Decision To Conduct Polls In Eight Phases

first_imgTop StoriesWest Bengal Assembly Polls- Supreme Court Dismisses Plea Challenging EC’s Decision To Conduct Polls In Eight Phases Srishti Ojha8 March 2021 11:47 PMShare This – xSupreme Court has dismissed plea by lawyer ML Sharma challenging the Election Commission’s decision to conduct assembly elections over eight phases in West Bengal . The plea sought directions to the poll panel to stop it from conducting eight-phase elections.A three-judge Bench led by CJI Bobde has dismissed the plea stating that they have read the whole case but they don’t agree with…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?LoginSupreme Court has dismissed plea by lawyer ML Sharma challenging the Election Commission’s decision to conduct assembly elections over eight phases in West Bengal . The plea sought directions to the poll panel to stop it from conducting eight-phase elections.A three-judge Bench led by CJI Bobde has dismissed the plea stating that they have read the whole case but they don’t agree with the petitioner. During the hearing petitioner in person ML Sharma submitted that “I’m against religious harmony being destroyed, one side is going on continuously, stop this religious activity and religious slogan over there! ” Sharma made this submission with reference to the religious slogans used during the campaign.ML Sharma submitted there’s no law or act that EC has right to conduct elections and dissolve the assemblyWho has dissolved the assembly? Bench asked”If the ruling party has lost it cannot sit in the assembly” Sharma responded.Bench did not agree with Sharma’s submission and suggested that he approaches the High Court.Petitioner in person Sharma stated that the case is not of an election petition, and it cannot approach the High Court as it cannot approach the High Court under Article 226 once the notification has been issued, in terms the Top Court’s judgement in Mohinder Singh’s case.The present plea filed by ML Sharma challenged the Election Commission’s decision to conduct the eight-phase elections in the West Bengal for being violative of right to equality before law under Article 14 right to life under Article 21 of the Constitution.The plea also action against the alleged chanting of religious slogans during electioneering in West Bengal. According to the petitioner, the chanting of “Jai Shri Ram, and other religious slogans are offences under the Indian Penal Code and the Representation of the People Act, 1951According to the plea, using religious slogan, effort, provocation of citizen of India by a person, party, group of persons is strictly prohibited u/s 123 (3) of the Representative Act. Therefore upon using of religious slogan, the Election Commission suo motu having evidence must cancel election. “Any kind of the appeal by any religious persons, group, temple, mosque, church and others to cast their vote in favour of a specific party must be counted a serious violation of the law and an offence not only under the act but also under IPC being fraud upon constitution of India and citizen of India and they must be barred to fight election or to participate in any election in future.” The plea readThe plea also stated that the election commission and parliament did not frame any law and rule to conduct election in difference phase to facilitate any one of the political parties in any state. Therefore the impugned decision of the election commission is unlawful and violated Art.21 and must be quashed and election must be held in one phase in Bengal as well as in Assam like Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry.The petitioner through his PIL sought the following reliefs from the Court:Direction prohibiting Election Commission from conducting an election in 8 phases in west Bengal as unequal manner among the 5 states without any rule and law and reasons being violative of Art. 14 and Art 21 of the constitution of India. ANDDirections to C.B.I. to register an F.I.R. under Section 153(A), 415 and 420 of IPC and Sections 123(3) and 125 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 against Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP Leader Shubendu Adhikari including their political party for using ” JAI SHRI RAM” and other religious slogan creating disharmony, an attack upon the citizen of India for provoking, effecting their mind to fight among themselves and to give vote in their favour for electoral benefits being an offence and to file their report before the Supreme court for further action and direction in the interest of Justice.Debar political party/ parties of Home Minister Amit Shah and Shubendu Adhikari from participating in any election in the country for using religious slogan i. e. jai Shri Ram” & Others being unconstitutional and contra to the People & representative Act in the interest of Justice.Next Storylast_img read more

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PLAS named Blue Ribbon School

first_img Book Nook to reopen Published 7:40 pm Thursday, January 8, 2009 By Jaine Treadwell Pike Liberal Arts School in Troy has been named one of the Alabama Independent School Association’s 2008-09 Blue Ribbon Schools.Dee Bennett, PLAS assistant headmaster, said a Blue Ribbon school exemplifies excellence in teaching, student performance, school life and school and community interaction.“A Blue Ribbon school winner is an excellent school involved in an on-going process of school improvement,” Bennett said. “The faculty, staff and students at PLAS know that we have great things going on at Pike Liberal Arts because we are here every day. But to receive this honor verifies to the community, our parents and prospective students that we are an excellent school. We are very proud to receive this statewide recognition.” Sponsored Content Latest Stories Next UpPLAS was one of 18 schools to receive the honor, which covers an assessment of various areas of school activity.“The Blue Ribbon schools program is a annual recognition and there is an application process for the award,” Bennett said. “We made application on Dec. 1 and the application was reviewed by an AISA committee and we were recognized with the award on Jan. 7.”Bennett said the assessment includes curriculum, facility, an on-going improvement plan, teacher certification, SAT scores and progress in technology growth. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “In the application, you have to give evidence in all the different areas and show that the school is working through the different areas reviewed by the committee to see if the school meets all of the criteria to become a Blue Ribbon school,” Bennett said. “To be named a Blue Ribbon school is a great honor. Headmaster Ceil Sikes and I, along with the faculty, staff and parents, have worked together for the last two years to obtain this recognition. It has been a team effort.”Pike Liberal Arts School has 465 students in K4 through 12th grade. The school offers an advanced diploma as well as a standard diploma. Email the author PLAS named Blue Ribbon Schoolcenter_img You Might Like TPD arrests two men on drug trafficking charges Jan.5 The Troy Police Department arrested two men Monday on drug trafficking charges. Police arrested Marquie Dewayne Rodgers and Michael John… read more “When students reach the 12th grade, they may choose dual enrollments and attended classes at Troy University,” Bennett said. “Our students score 75 percent or higher in all subjects in all grade levels on SAT10 and we are very proud of their accomplishments.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more

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News RoundupOn 1 Mar 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Thismonth’s news…Innkeepersto serve time on the amateursTheprofile of training in pubs and licensed premises will be given a boost thismonth when the British Institute of Innkeeping launches a grade of membershipspecifically for those involved in training.TheBII has been attempting to improve training and development in the sector bycreating nationally recognised qualifications, and last month hosted its 10thNational Innkeeping Training Awards.Demandfor BII qualifications is expected to increase following a decision by theQualifications and Curriculum Authority to allow institute certificates to beentered into the national framework.BIIbusiness development manager John Melia said the new membership grade wouldraise the status of trainers in the sector and create a best-practice forum.Restructuringwithin the sector and recruitment and retention challenges have made goodtraining increasingly important, he said.“Wehave been promoting a much more professional approach and inviting trainers tobecome members of the BII is part of that,” said Melia.Heexpects about 40 to 50 new members a year.Stafftake wage cuts for PC dealOnein seven employees at retailers The Dixons Group have taken a drop in salary inexchange for IT skills.Aspart of a pilot scheme that builds on the “Meeting the Productivity Challenge”launched by Chancellor Gordon Brown last year, the company loaned new PCs toemployees for use at home for two years with the option to buy at the end ofthat time. The result is a saving of up to 40 per cent on the retail price. Dixonsoffered lease PCs to 17,000 staff in autumn 2000 and 14 per cent took advantageof the scheme. They were supplied with free software of 28 titles worth up to£1,300 and a tool introduce Internet skills.TheDixons Group ran the scheme in conjunction with flexible benefit andcommunication specialist Grass Roots and is now making it available to othercompanies.Whowants to be a manager?Quizshows such as Who wants to be a Millionaire? are the inspiration behindinteractive technology for induction training at Whitbread’s restaurantsdivision.Duringsessions to reveal their development needs, the new managers use handheld  keypads that are accessed with their ownidentity code. This allows responses to be made anonymously and results in anindividual report that guides them in choosing courses.Divisionalprojects manager Lynn Thompson-Lee said, “Quiz themes make the sessions fun,but also lead to a better set of answers than if people sat down with pen andpaper.”Catchup with online skillsReadershave the chance to brush up on e-learning with two conferences and exhibitions.TheManchester e-learning event, supported by Training magazine, will be at theG-Mex conference centre on 24-25 April. It features case studies from globalnames such as Barclays Funds and Daimler Chrysler, and entry is free.From6-7 June e-learning London will be run at the Business Design Centre,Islington, again supported by this magazine.Bookby calling 020-8394 5131. www.e-learningevent.com read more

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