HSF Charitable Trust donates £1,500 to the International Glaucoma Association

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis HSF health plan has for some time been working closely with the International Glaucoma Association (IGA) and this year, during Glaucoma Awareness Week (5th – 12th June 2006), the HSF Charitable Trust contributed £1,500 to helping the 500,000 sufferers of glaucoma in the UK.Glaucoma is recognised as the leading cause of preventable blindness worldwide, and affects over 500,000 people in the UK. Glaucoma is the name of a group of conditions that cause damage to the main optical nerve of the eye.During Glaucoma Awareness Week HSF health plan made a donation to IGA for every new customer to joinining its extensive health cash plan scheme. HSF health plan and IGA are seeking to encourage people to take better care of their eyesight, have regular check-ups at the optician and be more alert to any changes that they may experience with their vision. Advertisement HSF Charitable Trust donates £1,500 to the International Glaucoma Association About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 24 July 2006 | News Tagged with: corporatelast_img read more

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Lenin’s words dissect imperialist war

first_imgSara FloundersWW photo: Brenda RyanFrom a talk given at the 2013 WWP conference by Secretariat member Sara Flounders.Our challenge is: Can we revive revolutionary politics and sustain a combative revolutionary culture here in the center of imperialism?Next year is the 90th anniversary of Lenin’s death. It is the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I — the first imperialist conflagration, where millions died and tens of thousands died in a given day. The scale of destruction gave rise to a jump in consciousness, revolutionary upheavals and the first successful socialist revolution in Russia — led by Vladimir Lenin and the Bolshevik party.Is Lenin’s analysis still an anchor for a revolutionary party? In the year ahead, we hope to revive the study of Lenin’s contributions, deepen it within the party and make it a basis of discussion within the left political movement.Lenin’s many contributions on a revolutionary approach include:1. On the national question, self-determination for oppressed nations and the importance of uniting the workers and the oppressed, important for the U.S., a country built on racism, slavery and genocide, truly “a prison house of nations,” to use Lenin’s formulation.2. Understanding of the class essence of the state and its armed bodies. To bring about fundamental change, the capitalist ruling class must be overthrown; it can’t be done through a deal, a reform or an election.3. Lenin spent his life building and explaining the need for the working class to have a revolutionary, disciplined, centralized and democratic party, its own fighting force.4. Understanding imperialism — the ruthless monopoly stage of capitalism — when banks, major industries and the military-industrial-banking complex rule, and wars are inevitable as the capitalists compete to divide, redivide and loot the world.5. I want especially to focus today on Lenin’s approach toward imperialist war. When imperialism succeeds anywhere, against any force, whether another imperialist country or an oppressed nation, the working class at home is weaker. When “our” imperialist rulers are pushed back, the working class as a whole is stronger.Lenin said: “During a reactionary war a revolutionary class cannot but desire the defeat of its government” and “Hatred of one’s own government and one’s own bourgeoisie cannot be aroused unless their defeat is desired.”That is the essence of Leninism: We want the defeat of this criminal system. It is essential for the working class in the imperialist countries to always oppose their own government of thieves and pirates. It is essential to refuse to accept the chauvinism of the imperialist countries and to stand completely on the side of the oppressed countries.This means seeing the world in terms of a continuing global class war. No area is off-limits to an increasingly desperate U.S. imperialism. Imperialist wars are fabulously profitable for a handful of the largest corporations.The political establishment and its military machine use every weapon and commit every crime. The Pentagon’s National Security Agency spies on the whole world. The Pentagon fires killer drones and uses assassination, secret rendition and torture on a massive scale, and no longer even keeps it secret.The U.S. imposes starvation sanctions, political destabilization and economic sabotage on any country not totally controlled by Wall Street. Though no crime is beneath them, the imperialist war machine is less and less able to prevail, which makes them even more dangerous and reckless!Changing consciousness and SyriaIn September, the U.S. was willing to risk world war, pulling in Russia and Iran, to impose regime change in Syria. With no political movement and no big demonstrations, this new war seemed unstoppable. We were one of the few voices opposing U.S. attacks on Syria. The social democrats were silent. The Democratic Party was for the war. Whole parts of the left were confused and silent, duped by the demonization of Syria.But this war plan ran up against new subterranean developments in the world and here in the U.S. working class. When President Obama proposed a war vote in the U.S. Congress, a groundswell of opposition overwhelmed every congressional office in the country with thousands of messages, calls and visits, all opposing another war. In four days there were anti-war demonstrations in 100 cities.Some 89 percent of the population here opposed another war. They knew it would be disastrous. The sentiment was far ahead of the organized movement.A crisis of the system can create revolutionary potential. Consciousness is changing. It is reasonable to combine opposition to imperialist war with economic struggles.Combined Syrian, Iranian, Lebanese, Russian and Chinese resistance forced the U.S. to back down from an all-out strike on Syria. But it was increasingly obvious to millions of people here that the system can’t provide and won’t provide for their most basic needs.A peace concluded by imperialists can only be a breathing spell before a new war. The war threats on Syria continue through U.S. proxies: Israel and Saudi Arabia.We need to be on the alert. The “pivot” to Asia reflects U.S. imperialism’s concerted effort to assert its influence. There will be new threats on north Korea and a renewed stranglehold on the Philippines.As working-class revolutionaries, we must think and strategize on how to build the unity of our class on a new basis and yet maintain a revolutionary focus. The challenge for us is to raise demands that are focused and understandable and continually mobilize against the crimes of this most vicious, racist and dangerous imperialist ruling class.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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The Case for More Regulations

first_img Ask almost any farmer if he wants more government regulations impacting his farming operation and  the answer will be an emphatic, “NO!”  Currently most major farm groups are engaged in a massive PR and lobbying campaign against proposed regulations covering water and renewable energy from the EPA and food safety by the FDA. These burdensome regulations not only impose more costs on a farming operation, but can also restrict innovation and implementation of new technology that will increase food production and safety or, in some cases, even help protect the environment.  There is, however, one area where there is virtually no government regulation and this, too, is slowing innovation and impacting production, safety, and the environmental. In this area, farmers are asking for regulations and getting no response from Washington. Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE The Case for More Regulations But, before you run out and buy a drone, you may want to know the government says flying a drone for commercial use is illegal. The FAA, the government agency charged with regulating the nation’s airspace, has made this pronouncement and has even tried to fine people who use drones for commercial use.  The problem is the agency has no rules that cover the commercial use of UAVs.  When the FAA has tried to levy fines, courts have tossed out the charges saying the agency cannot enforce rules it has not made. By Gary Truitt – Aug 17, 2014 Home Commentary The Case for More Regulationscenter_img In the 1980s, the FAA published guidelines for the flying of model remote control airplanes.  Since then the agency has not produced any regulations that cover drones. In 2012, Congress directed the FAA to develop such regulations but, to date, the agency has nothing in the way of proposed rules for the commercial use of drones.  The new rules were mandated by Congress to be in force by  September of 2015, but so far the FAA has been silent on what these new rules will look like or when they will be proposed. One of the hottest topics in agriculture currently is UAVs or drones. This is a $13 billion industry, which is forecast to grow to over an $80 billon industry by 2025.  It is an industry that has tremendous implications for agriculture. It has been estimated that there are 10 times more applications for drones for agriculture than for any other sector.  Dr. Kevin Price, with Roboflight, recently presented some of his cutting edge research with drones at an Indiana Farm Bureau seminar. Using his remote sensing devices with drones, he can evaluate the health of a crop, spot disease and insect damage, evaluate nitrogen levels, map spray drift, measure water and moisture levels, and a wide variety of other issues — all with a drone controlled with an iPad.  His firm is even working on a program that will estimate yields with over 90% accuracy. SHARE The lack of any clear direction from the FAA is keeping innovation and investment in the UAV industry from moving forward.  While research is continuing, anyone implementing this new technology is flying  into a legal minefield. In addition to the lack of regulations on use of drones, the issues of privacy and trespassing are also a gray area. If you fly over a neighbor’s field is that trespassing? If you take photos of a neighbor’s field is that an invasion of privacy?  Attorney Todd Janzen told the Farm Bureau meeting that the FAA is totally unequipped to deal with these questions and there are few legal precedents to guide producers.  Dean Payne, with Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, said the lack of government and legal guidelines has made it impossible for the insurance industry to craft any coverage for the use of drones. Previous articleIvy Tech Online Course to Help Farmers Interested in Adding Livestock or Aquaculture ProductionNext articleThe Potential and Pitfalls of Drones for Agriculture Gary Truitt So, while some government agencies are busy implementing regulations that don’t need to be implemented, other agencies are sitting on their hands and not providing any guidance in areas when such guidance would help the industry grow and the technology be implemented.By Gary Truittlast_img read more

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Senator Todd Young on Tax Reform, NAFTA and RFS

first_img SHARE Senator Todd Young on Tax Reform, NAFTA and RFS Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Senator Todd Young on Tax Reform, NAFTA and RFS Senator-Young-on-ag-issuesThe expected vote this week on tax reform is expected to remain along party lines, but one Indiana Senator hopes that is not the case. Republican Senator Todd Young says the vote to reform the tax code for the first time in thirty years shouldn’t be strictly partisan.“Barack Obama for years has supported a significant reduction in the corporate tax rate,” he said. “That’s a fundamental piece of this. Democrats support a whole lot of provisions in this and I would hope that the perfect isn’t the enemy of the good and Republicans and Democrats alike could be supportive of this bill because of the benefits it’s going to give to states like Indiana.”Young says the bill is good for farmers, manufacturing and all Hoosiers, with a tax code “that is simpler, fairer, and allows all Hoosiers across income groups to keep more of what they earn. It will be especially important for our ag community and our manufacturers because this code will incentivize purchase of capital equipment, thus making our producers, whether it’s ag or manufacturing a lot more productive and therefore earn a higher wage.”Senator Young spoke earlier in the month to the Indiana Farm Bureau members gathered for their convention in French Lick. Just prior to that address he also addressed NAFTA with HAT, commenting that renegotiating NAFTA is risky.“Certainly don’t end it. Mend it, and there are provisions that have already been agreed to by Canada and Mexico that I think will ensure that NAFTA better serves Hoosiers and the rest of Americans, for example in the area of intellectual property protection which is very important to our ag life sciences industry here in the state. But what we don’t want to do is precipitously pull out or cause the other parties to pull out of this agreement.”He said it has been good for agriculture, and although the U.S. must remain vigilant, Young is confident we can keep all of the parties together.The Senator also commented on the Renewable Fuel Standard. He told HAT there is broad recognition that there needs to be more certainty in the annual volume requirements, so producers know what the demand will be each year. He said there are always opportunities to improve the regulatory burden of RFS, and Young is reaching out to stakeholders to help bridge the divide between the ethanol and oil refining industries. By Andy Eubank – Dec 19, 2017 Previous articleIndiana Pork Donates Hams to Help Feed the HungryNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for December 19, 2017 Andy Eubank Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Fifth murder this year, kidnap attempt and police violence

first_img Organisation May 22, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Fifth murder this year, kidnap attempt and police violence Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on Pakistan PakistanAsia – Pacific PakistanAsia – Pacific April 21, 2021 Find out more News June 2, 2021 Find out more News News Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Receive email alerts Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Reporters Without Borders offers its condolences to the family and colleagues of Abdul Razaq Gul, a TV reporter based in Turbat, in the far south of the southwestern province of Balochistan, whose body was found on the morning of 19 May. Medical sources said he had been shot in the forehead and chest after apparently being tortured.The organization’s concern about the safety of Pakistani journalists has also been heightened by an attempt to kidnap a journalist on 7 May in Peshawar, in the northern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and by an attack on three reporters by police in the same province on 11 May.“The authorities must work actively to protect journalists, who keep on being the victims of physical attacks, threats, kidnap attempts and even murder,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Gul is the fifth journalist to be murdered in Pakistan since the start of the year. Pakistan has been the world’s deadliest country for the media for the past two years, with a total of 26 journalists killed. It is time the government put an end to the bloodshed.”Murder in Balochistan, kidnap attempt in PeshawarGul was abducted as he was returning home by motorcycle on the evening of 18 May and his body was found near Turbat’s main hospital the next morning. Aged around 30, he had worked for Express News TV since 2002. He was also secretary of the Turbat Press Club.The Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ) declared three days for mourning for Gul, while the Council of All Balochistan Press Clubs announced that it would organize protests if those responsible for his murder had not been identified by 1 June.Gul’s murder recalls those of Tariq Kamal and Murtaza Razvi, journalists based in the neighbouring province of Sindh, who were found dead on 9 May and 19 April respectively, in each case a few days after they were abducted. The other journalists murdered this year in Pakistan were Aurengzeb Tunio, on 10 May in Sindh, and Mukarram Khan Atif, on 17 January in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The attempt to abduct journalist Zahid Merokhel on 7 May in Peshawar took place on a road near the historic fort of Bali Hisar. Three men grabbed him, gave him a severe beating and bundled him into their pick-up. It was only after the pick-up developed a fault that they dumped him at the side of the road.Merokhel said he thought the kidnap attempt was prompted by a story he wrote for the 5 May issue of the Urdu-language newspaper Nai Baat about the alleged involvement of government officials in a prisoner’s escape.Police attack on three journalistsFreelance journalist Sher Ali Kha, Geo News TV cameraman Siraj Ali and Pakhtunkhwa Times reporter Shabbir Ahmed were attacked by police while covering a demonstration in Charsadda District (in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province) on 11 May. The police wanted to prevent them filming clashes between police and protesters. Kha sustained head and hand injuries and had to spend four days in hospital.They filed a complaint on 14 May, as soon as Kha was discharged from hospital. Journalists staged demonstrations in Charsadda on 19 May and in Peshawar on 21 May in protest against the attack.Pakistan is ranked 151st out of 179 countries in the 2011-2012 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, while Balochistan was classified as one of the world’s 10 most dangerous places for journalists by Reporters Without Borders last year. to go further RSF_en January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Pasadenan Jennifer Vanore Appointed UniHealth Foundation Vice President of Programs

first_img 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Business News Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  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. Top of the News Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week People Pasadenan Jennifer Vanore Appointed UniHealth Foundation Vice President of Programs From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | 12:43 pmcenter_img Make a comment Jennifer Vanore, PhDUniHealth Foundation has announced the appointment of Pasadena resident Jennifer Vanore, Ph.D., to the newly created position of Vice President of Programs. Dr. Vanore will be responsible for overseeing grant activities and working closely with senior management to develop and implement program strategies in her new role.Vanore joined UniHealth Foundation in 2015 as Senior Program Officer responsible for assessing and overseeing more than $14 million in UniHealth grants in Los Angeles and Orange counties. Prior to her association with UniHealth, Vanore spent three years at The California Endowment, most recently as Program Manager of its Center for Health Communities. Prior to working at The California Endowment, she obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago where her research focused on the community-based development of hospitals in Los Angeles County.Vanore earned a B.A. in History & Women’s Studies from Vassar College and her M.A. in History from Yale and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. She is a Los Angeles native and currently lives in Pasadena.UniHealth Foundation is an independent, private health care Foundation and is a leader in healthcare philanthropy, supporting innovative programs and services. Throughout the years, it has provided support to hospitals and nonprofit healthcare-organizations including partner hospitals, community clinics, respite care providers, social service agencies and supportive housing providers.For more information about UniHealth Foundation, please visit www.unihealthfoundation.org. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty 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 Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stufflast_img read more

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Road closures for Great Limerick Run

first_imgLinkedin THE Great Limerick Run will take place in the city this Sunday, May 1, and many road closures will be in place.The following will be fully or partially closed at various stages in the day;Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Pery square: Full closure from 7am to 2pm – No parkingHartstonge Street: Full closure from 7am to 2pm – No parkingBarrington Street: Full closure from 7am to 2pm- No parkingCatherine Place: Full closure from 7am to 2pm – No parkingCanal Bank: Partial closure from Hymies Boreen to Park Road from 7am 12 noonMill Lane: Full closure from 10am to 2.30pm – No parkingRussell’s Quay, Bishop’s Quay, Howley’s Quay and Harvey’s Quay: Full closure from 10am to 2.30pm – No parking, No left turn crossing Shannon Bridge to city centre along the quaysHonans Quay to intersection with Liddy St: Full closure from 10am to 2.30pm – No parkingSarsfield Street: from Henry Street to Bridge, Full closure from 10am to 4pm – No parkingSarsfield Bridge: Full closure from 10am to 4pm – No parkingClancy Strand: Full closure from 10am to 2.30pm – No parkingLower Shelbourne Road from Ennis Road to NCRd. at Ard Scoil Ris: Partial closure from 10am to 3.30pm, right lane heading away from Ennis RoadNorth Circular Road from Lower Shelbourne Road to Roses Ave: Full closure from 10am to 3.30pm, parking permittedNorth Circular Road Road between Roses Ave and Westfield Park: Full closure from 10am to 3.30pm – Parking permittedNorth Circular Road from Westfield Park to Lower Shelbourne Road: Full closure from 10am to 3.30pm – Parking permittedNorth Circular Road, from Lower Shelbourne Road to O’Callaghan Strand: Full closure from 10am to 3.30pm – Parking permittedO’Callaghan Strand: Full closure from 10am to 3.30pm, parking permittedSarsfield Street, from Liddy Street to O’Connell Street: Partial closure of right lane from 10am to 4pmO’Connell Street from William Street to Cecil Street intersection: Full closure from 9am to 5pm, no parkingRoche’s Street, from Catherine Street to O’Connell Street: Full closure from 9am to 5pm – No parkingShannon Street, from Henry Street to O’Connell Street: Full closure from 9am to 5pm, no parkingShannon Street, from Henry Street to O’Connell Street: Full closure from 9am to 5pm – No parkingIn addition to the above restrictions the following additional roads will have no parking restrictions in place:Upper Mallow Street: Both sides of street from 7am to 2pmBoherbuoy Across from FAS / City Park area: 7am to 11.30amO’Connell Avenue: Punch’s Cross to Quin Street inbound lane to city: 7am to 2pmQuin Street: Both sides of street from 7am to 2pmParnell Street: parking lane across from railway side, from 7am to 1pmLiddy Street: former Dunnes side, from 10am to 2.30pmHigh Road: left side heading towards Thomond Park, away from city, from 10am to 2.30pmSexton St North: left side heading towards Thomond Park, away from city, from 10am to 2.30pmOld Cratloe Road: across from Thomond Park from 10am to 2.30pmEnnis Road: Ivans to Shelbourne Cross – Inbound lane from 10am to 3pmLower Cecil Street: Across from GPO side from 7am to 5pm Facebook Twitter Advertisement Printcenter_img NewsLocal NewsRoad closures for Great Limerick RunBy admin – April 27, 2011 995 Email WhatsApp Previous articleLimerick highest for burst pipe claimsNext articleAndy Lee to face “The Technician” adminlast_img read more

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[LIVE UPDATES] SC Hearing On Plea Against Sudarshan News TV’s “UPSC Jihad” Show

first_imgTop Stories[LIVE UPDATES] SC Hearing On Plea Against Sudarshan News TV’s “UPSC Jihad” Show LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK23 Sep 2020 1:40 AMShare This – x…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?LoginLive Updates 23 Sep 2020 2:45 AMJustice Chandrachud: We have asked them to place a copy of the report before this court, thereafter if it becomes necessary for you to impugn it, you can do so.23 Sep 2020 2:41 AMJustice Chandrachud: We’ll see, we’ll see.The bench changes the date the matter to 5th October at 2 PM.23 Sep 2020 2:40 AMAdvocate Ravi Sharma for Madhukishwar seeks time to make submissions for intervening the present case:-“My comments have been used for justifying hate speech, i may be given 15minutes to make submissions.”23 Sep 2020 2:40 AMThe notice shall be dealt with in accordance with law and Central Govt. will submit a report to this court indicating outcome of this notice.The interim orders to continue.23 Sep 2020 2:39 AMJustice Chandrachud dictates order:”During the course of the hearing, SG has submitted that the central govt. has in exercise of power by 20(3) of Cable TV Act 1995 has issued a notice to show cause to SudarshanNewsTV today. This is stated to be returnable on 28th sept….””We are of the view that since the notice of the show cause has been issued, it would be appropriate to list the case for further hearing before this court on Oct 123 Sep 2020 2:33 AMChaudhari: If we are aggrieved by an order and it is antithetical to what is prayed for here, then we may be heard. If Government gives us a chance, that’ll be fine.SG: Section 21 under Act is not a power which puts forth a lis between parties. It is a power of the Executive.23 Sep 2020 2:30 AMSG: This is an exercise of executive powers regarding contents of a particular show and there is an affected party.Justice Chandrachud: Are you pressing Mr. Chaudhari that you be heard before the govt. Authority?23 Sep 2020 2:28 AMSG says that this will formulate a precedent.Justice Chandrachud: If it were to be heard only in the facts of this case?SG: Govt. may take the call of hearing anyone and if they feel it is necessary to be heard, they may do so, without a specific direction by My lords.23 Sep 2020 2:28 AMJustice Joseph asks SG: If someone makes a complaint, would it be totally illegal for you to hear them, even if we take into account the principles of natural justice?SG: I am not saying that, but I wouldn’t want to concede so something that becomes a norm.23 Sep 2020 2:25 AMSG: No, there will be no departure from the statutory framework.Justice Chandrachud: Okay fair enough.>Load MoreSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Republic TV, 2 Marathi Channels Manipulated TRP Ratings : Mumbai Police

first_imgNews UpdatesRepublic TV, 2 Marathi Channels Manipulated TRP Ratings : Mumbai Police LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK8 Oct 2020 6:37 AMShare This – xThe Mumbai Police on Thursday claimed to have busted a racket that involved private television channels manipulating their Television Rating Points, or TRP.”Investigation reveals that Republic TV, Fakth Marati and Box Cinema have indulged in such activities”, the Mumbai police said in a statement.A household comprising people who were not literate always had an English news channel switched…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 Mumbai Police on Thursday claimed to have busted a racket that involved private television channels manipulating their Television Rating Points, or TRP.”Investigation reveals that Republic TV, Fakth Marati and Box Cinema have indulged in such activities”, the Mumbai police said in a statement.A household comprising people who were not literate always had an English news channel switched on; they were paid about Rs 400-500 every month, said the police.The Detection Crime Branch of Mumbai police, which unearthed the TRP racket, has arrested owners of two Marathi channels, for manipulating viewership ratings, the official said.The police said that they arrested a person associated with Hansa Research Group Pvt Ltd, which was assisting the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC). BARC prepares the TRP ratings, installing 30000 barometers in various parts of the country to monitor programs and based on the statistical metrics, BARC awards ratings to various TV channels.As per the police version, few employees of Hansa misused the confidential data which had been entrusted to them.”Preliminary investigations also revelaed that these accused persons have manipulated the sampling metering services by inducing the barometer users by paying them periodically to watch particular TV Channel/s. Many of the people in whose homes these barometers have been installed have accepted that they have been monetarily beneficial for keeping their TV sets on even if they did not actually watch”, the police statement said. Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh told reporters an FIR has been registered at Kandivali Police Station for offences of criminal breach of trust (Section 409), cheating (420) and criminal conspiracy (120B) under the Indian Penal Code.Responding this development, Republic TV head Arnab Goswami issued a statement warning Mumbai Police of criminal defamation case.”Commissioner made false allegations against Republic TV because we have questioned him in the Sushant Singh Rajput case investigation. Republic TV will file a criminal defamation case against Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh.Mr Param Bir Singh’s investigation in the Sushant Singh Rajput case is under a cloud and this is a desperate measure because of Republic TV’s reportage on Palghar, Sushant Singh Rajput case or any other case.This kind of targeting only strengthens the resolve of everyone at Republic TV to push for the truth even harder”, said Mr. Goswami.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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No Reservation For In-Service Candidates In Super Specialty Medical Courses For 2020-21 : Supreme Court

first_imgTop StoriesNo Reservation For In-Service Candidates In Super Specialty Medical Courses For 2020-21 : Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK27 Nov 2020 12:55 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Friday directed the Directorate General of Health Services to proceed with the counseling for admissions to PG super-specialty medical courses for the academic year 2020-21 without providing reservation for in-service candidates.The top court clarified that the direction is applicable only to the admissions of the present academic year 2020-21.”The process for admissions…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 on Friday directed the Directorate General of Health Services to proceed with the counseling for admissions to PG super-specialty medical courses for the academic year 2020-21 without providing reservation for in-service candidates.The top court clarified that the direction is applicable only to the admissions of the present academic year 2020-21.”The process for admissions to Super Specialty Medical Courses started on 03.08.2020 and it was made clear to all the competing candidates that there shall be no reservation to Super Specialty Medical Courses….As the admission process is at the final stages, we cannot permit reservation for in-service Doctors for this year”, the court observed.A bench comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and Ajay Rastogi passed the interim order in the special leave petition and writ petitions filed challenging the directions of the High Courts of Kerala and the Government of Tamil Nadu to give effect to in-service quota for the admissions to super specialty medical courses.Without expressing anything on the merits of the impugned directions to implement in-service quota, the bench observed :”We make it clear that we have not expressed any opinion on the validity of GOMS No.462 of 07.11.2020.We direct that the counselling for admission to Super Specialty Medical Courses for the academic year 2020-2021 shall proceed on a date to be fixed by the competent authority without providing for reservations to in-service doctors for the academic year 2020-2021. We reiterate that the above direction would be operative only for the current academic year i.e. 2020-2021″.The petitions have been listed for hearing in February 2021.On October 7, a division bench of the Kerala High Court directed that the 40 % in-service quota under the Kerala Medical Officers Postgraduate and Service Quota Act, 2008 should be given effect during the counseling for PG-Super Specialty medical seats for the present academic year.The High Court had relied on the recent constitution bench decision of the Supreme Court in Tamil Nadu Medical Officers Association and Others v. Union of India which upheld the power of of the states to provide in-service quota in medical admissionsOn the same date, the State of Tamil Nadu passed a government order to grant 50 % reservation to the doctors in service of the State of Tamil Nadu to super specialty courses.These directions were challenged by the petitioners before the Supreme Court, who were not in-service doctors.The following legal propositions have been raised for the consideration of the Supreme Court:1. Whether the judgement in K Doraisamy and others versus state of Tamil Nadu [2001 (2) SCC 538] covers the issue of quota for in-service candidates in super speciality courses also?2. Whether the Constitution bench decision in Tamil Nadu Medical Officers’ Association approves the ratio laid down in K. Doraisamy?3. Whether the Post Graduate Medical Education Regulations 2000 framed under section 33 of Indian Medical Council Act 1956, which is traceable under Entry 66 List 1, have the power to make any provisions for reservations, more particularly for in-service candidates as done by the concerned states, in exercise of Entry 25 List 3?4. Whether Regulation 9 of MCA Regulations 2000 affects the legislative competence and authority of the state to make provisions providing for a separate source of entry for in-service candidates in Super Speciality courses? Whether the MCA Post Graduation Regulations 2000 also deal with the Super Speciality courses?5. Whether prescription of quota relating to in-service candidates can be treated on par with communal reservations and whether the judgement in Dr. Preeti Srivastav v. State of Maharashtra [1999 (7) SCC 120] has dealt with the issue of quota for in-service candidates in Super Speciality courses? And if so, what was the issue before Dr. Preeti Shrivastav?7. Whether the ratio decidendi of a judgement has to be found only after reading of the entire judgement or the conclusions of the judgement? Whether judgements can be read as a statute?Appearances :For petitioners : Dushyant Dave, Shyam Divan, Senior AdvocatesFor Union of India : Sanjay Jain, Additional Solicitor General of IndiaFor National Medical Commission : Vikas Singh, Senior Advocate.For State of Kerala            : Jaideep Gupta, Senior AdvocateFor State of Tamil Nadu    : V.Giri, C S Vaidyanathan, Senior Advocates.For party respondents  : P.Wilson, Senior Advocate and George Varghese Perumpallikuttiyil, Advocate.Click here to download the orderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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