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Betsson to launch in US with Colorado’s Dostal Alley Casino

first_img Betsson has agreed a deal with Colorado’s Dostal Alley Casino to launch online sports wagering in the state, in a venture that will also mark the operator’s entrance into the US market.Under the 10-year market access agreement, Betsson said it plans to launch its B2C sportsbook in Colorado during the first part of 2021, subject to regulatory approval in the state.Betsson said that the launch will form part of its ongoing strategy to expand into new and regulated markets, including establishing a presence in the US.It will initially open a small office in Colorado, with the long-term aim of moving into other states and also selling its proprietary sportsbook to B2B customers.Read the full story on iGB North America. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Betsson to launch in US with Colorado’s Dostal Alley Casino Betsson has agreed a deal with Colorado’s Dostal Alley Casino to launch online sports wagering in the state, in a venture that will also mark the operator’s entrance into the US market. 29th June 2020 | By contenteditor Sports bettingcenter_img Email Address Regions: US Colorado Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Sports bettinglast_img read more

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Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) Q32008 Interim Report

first_imgSterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2008 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng)  2008 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileSterling Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the corporate and commercial sectors as well as high net-worth individuals, small businesses and joint venture partnerships. The company provides a full-service offering for consumer and commercial banking as well as corporate, investment and wholesale banking. This includes loans and advances, letters of credit, equipment leasing, money market operations and electronic banking as well as financial advisory and securities trading services. The company was founded in 1960 and formerly known as NAL Bank Plc. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Sterling Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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MIC Lecturer Shines New Lens on Primary Geography in New Publication

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement TAGSDr Anne DolanKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostMIC ‘Powerful Primary Geography: A Toolkit for 21st-Century Learning’ is published by Routledge Books. Further information is available here.  Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live A NEW book by Dr Anne Dolan, lecturer in the Department of Learning, Society, and Religious Education at Mary Immaculate College (MIC), aims to assist children understand change, place and contemporary issues influencing their current and future lives. ‘Powerful Primary Geography: A Toolkit for 21st-Century Learningshines a new lens on primary geography and explores ways in which geography can be taught in a powerful and meaningful manner at primary-level. Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Emailcenter_img Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleLong gynaecological waiting lists must be addressed– Maurice Quinlivan T.D.Next articleStatement- welcome news for Ennis Road Retail Park Sarah Carrhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Based on the very latest research, this book highlights the need for children to understand the modern world and their place in it. It examines how play can be used to help children to think geographically, to solve real-life problems and to apply their learning to the world around them. Covering topics such as weather, climate change, and sustainability, and informed by several case studies from primary schools in Ireland, ‘Powerful Primary Geography’ is designed to help teachers develop and deliver exciting, empowering and effective geography lessons.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up According to the book’s author, Dr Anne Dolan, the need for geographical education has never been greater as the world faces challenges posed by COVID-19, Brexit, climate change and a decline in biodiversity. She said,“The environmental, social and health challenges facing our world locally and globally require teachers to teach about our interconnected world in a coherent, well informed manner. Student teachers and primary teachers need examples of best practice from Irish primary schools and this book stands as a ground-breaking contribution to the teaching, learning and researching of primary geography education.”She added, “’Powerful Primary Geography’ represents a very important and timely contribution to literature on best practice geography education, and should make for essential reading for all interested in geography education, climate change education, sustainability education and in education which positions children’s agency and action to the forefront more broadly.”Speaking at the launch of ’Powerful Primary Geography’, which took place online last night (3 March), Professor Emer Ring, Dean of Education at MIC, noted the timeliness of this publication as we begin to emerge from the current COVID-19 pandemic. She said,“While this time has been one of great loss and suffering, it has also been a time of great learning. The importance of geography in enabling us all to understand, appreciate and take care of the world around has been one of our key learning points from living through COVID-19.”Commending Dr Dolan on the book, Professor Ring said, “Dr Dolan’s publication achieves its aim of demonstrating that geography teaching and learning should be about providing enjoyable, creative and empowering experiences for both the child and the teacher. I would like to sincerely congratulate Dr Dolan on this wonderful achievement and I know that it will contribute significantly in supporting our schools to provide enriched experiences for our children as we begin to build a better world for all of us.”Internationally renowned expert in primary geography, Simon Catling, Professor Emeritus at Oxford Brookes University, noted the significance of this book and the ways in which it demonstrates the importance of geography in understanding the world around us. Speaking at the online launch, he said, “’Powerful Primary Geography’ illustrates wonderfully the importance of children’s own geographical perceptiveness from their lives and their studies. It provides a fabulous variety of ways in which meaningful geography empowers children’s understanding, potential and capability to act for their and our present and futures. It provides a well-guided and powerfully argued approach to the central significance of geography today and the vitality of its teaching.”He added, “This is a book for all of us, for all primary teachers and teacher educators. Practical and thoughtful, its approach, ideas and many activities will engage, entrance and enable high quality teaching and children’s learning in geography. ‘Powerful Primary Geography’ shows how very much primary geography matters.”Also speaking at last night’s launch was Kate Murray, principal of St. Augustine’s National School in Clontuskert, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. She said, “Exploring our roots and our place grounds us by giving us a sense of ourselves in the greater world, empowering us to explore the beauty and the complexity of nature and society, safe in the knowledge of who we are as people. ’Powerful Primary Geography’ gives teachers the skills and tools to pass that gift of questioning curiosity to our students, and challenges us to highlight, discuss and break down complex issues and create our own solutions.” NewsEducationLimerickMIC Lecturer Shines New Lens on Primary Geography in New PublicationBy Sarah Carr – March 7, 2021 576 WhatsApplast_img read more

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Freddie Mac: Fed’s Monetary Tightening Will Not Adversely Affect Housing

first_img Freddie Mac: Fed’s Monetary Tightening Will Not Adversely Affect Housing Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago January 4, 2016 1,162 Views Share Save Home / Daily Dose / Freddie Mac: Fed’s Monetary Tightening Will Not Adversely Affect Housing Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Fannie Mae’s Mortgage Portfolio Contracts for Eighth Straight Month Next: DS News Webcast: Tuesday 1/5/2016 The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Related Articles Tagged with: Federal Reserve Freddie Mac Housing Market Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Federal Reserve Freddie Mac Housing Market 2016-01-04 Brian Honea About Author: Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago As 2016 begins, the jury is still out on what the effect of last month’s long-awaited federal funds rate increase by the Federal Reserve will be on the economy, and on housing in particular. Some analysts have expressed concern that the Federal Reserve’s monetary tightening will reduce affordability, raise mortgage rates, or otherwise reverse the gains that housing has made in the last year.According to a commentary by Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sean Becketti on Monday, however, Freddie Mac does not share those concerns about the feared adverse effects of the Fed’s monetary policy on housing.For one, he said, the Fed has committed to a gradual pace of monetary tightening because the central bank is aware that the U.S. economy is still fragile; “We take the Fed at its word and expect only a few modest hikes in short-term interest rates next year,” Becketti said.Also, Becketti pointed out, the link is tenuous between the long-term rates (which includes mortgage rates) and short-term rates that the Fed controls. In the mid-2000s, before the crash, mortgage rates hovered around 6 percent despite the fact that the Fed raised short-term rates for 17 consecutive meetings. Furthermore, increases in long-term rates will be limited by weakness in the global economy and a stronger dollar which will attract global capital flows to Treasury securities, Becketti said. The Fed will further be incentivized to moderate the pace of monetary tightening due to plummeting oil prices and the stronger dollar which will limit inflation.“In spite of these headwinds, longer-term interest rates will start to increase in 2016 as the monetary tightening starts to impact economic activity, but the increases in rates like the mortgage rate will be just a fraction of the increase in the federal funds rate and other short-term rates,” Becketti said. “However, even a modest increase in mortgage rates will reduce affordability, especially for first-time homebuyers and low-to-moderate income borrowers. This reduction in affordability may restrain house price increases at the lower-priced end of the market.”A reduction in the Fed’s Quantitative Easing (QE) Portfolio could result in an increase in long-term interest rates, but that does not fit with the Fed’s public commitment to gradual monetary tightening. “We don’t expect the Fed to shrink the QE portfolio until the latter part of 2016 at the earliest, and any significant reduction in the QE portfolio isn’t likely until 2017,” Becketti said.While Freddie Mac is optimistic about housing for 2016, there is some uncertainty with regards to the broader economy, Becketti said. While the start of the Fed’s monetary tightening indicates that the central bank believes the U.S. economy is on track, the post-Great Recession performance of the economy has been the weakest post-World War II. Also, real GDP growth is likely to be no more than 2.5 percent, and that is the best case scenario; this is well below the 3.2 percent annual GDP grown the economy has averaged since World War II. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

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Facebook To Update Its Terms To Enable It To Remove Or Restrict Users’ Contents

first_imgNews UpdatesFacebook To Update Its Terms To Enable It To Remove Or Restrict Users’ Contents LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK2 Sep 2020 8:15 AMShare This – xThe Facebook is set to bring an update to the ‘terms’ to enable it to remove or restrict access to user’s content, service or information if it ‘determines’ that doing so is reasonably necessary to avoid or mitigate adverse legal or regulatory impacts to Facebook.”We also can remove or restrict access to your content, services or information if we determine that doing so is…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 Facebook is set to bring an update to the ‘terms’ to enable it to remove or restrict access to user’s content, service or information if it ‘determines’ that doing so is reasonably necessary to avoid or mitigate adverse legal or regulatory impacts to Facebook.”We also can remove or restrict access to your content, services or information if we determine that doing so is reasonably necessary to avoid or mitigate adverse legal or regulatory impacts to Facebook.”, the Facebook has notified their move to updates of terms to its users. This change has been made to Clause 3.2 terms of the terms which which will be effective from 1st October 2020.”We want people to use Facebook to express themselves and to share content that is important to them, but not at the expense of the safety and well-being of others or the integrity of our community. You therefore agree not to engage in the conduct described below (or to facilitate or support others in doing so)”, the clause reads.This clause further provides that users cannot use Facebook Products to do or share anything: That violates these Terms, our Community Standards, and other terms and policies that apply to your use of Facebook. That is unlawful, misleading, discriminatory or fraudulent. That infringes or violates someone else’s rights, including their intellectual property rights. Users shall not do the following activities 1)upload viruses or malicious code or do anything that could disable, overburden, or impair the proper working or appearance of our Products 2) access or collect data from our Products using automated means (without our prior permission) or attempt to access data they do not have permission to access.Facebook can remove or restrict access to content that is in violation of these provisions. The clause further says that the facebook would know and explain any options the users have to request another review, unless they seriously or repeatedly violate these Terms or if doing so may expose Facbook or others to legal liability; harm their community of users; compromise or interfere with the integrity or operation of any of our services, systems or Products; where they are restricted due to technical limitations; or where they are prohibited from doing so for legal reasons.The clause further encourages users to report content or conduct that they believe violates their rights (including intellectual property rights) or the terms and policies.In another news, the Parliament Committee led by Dr. Shashi Tharoor,  heard Facebook representatives today on the issue of ‘misuse or social online news media platforms’.Recently, the congress party, had demanded a probe against Facebook India following an explosive report by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) in which it was alleged that senior Facebook executives had opposed applying hate speech rules to posts by certain BJP leaders. The party wrote to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urging him to investigate the allegations of a ‘BJP-FB nexus’ , Ravi Shankar Prasad , Law & IT Minister, had also written to Mark Zuckerberg alleging “Facebook employees are on record abusing the Prime Minister and senior Cabinet Ministers of India while still working in Facebook India and managing positions”. Click here to Read Preview Of New Facebook TermsNext Storylast_img read more

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Prompt Judicial Review Of Trade Remedies Not Yet A Reality

first_imgColumnsPrompt Judicial Review Of Trade Remedies Not Yet A Reality Reena Khair7 Sep 2020 2:00 AMShare This – xTrade remedies is an exception to the guiding principle, that each member nation must extend equal treatment to other member nations and not discriminate between its trading partners. It is only in special circumstances of unfair trade; member countries can impose duties to offset the injurious effects of dumping or subsidization. The legal basis for trade remedies flows from Article…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?LoginTrade remedies is an exception to the guiding principle, that each member nation must extend equal treatment to other member nations and not discriminate between its trading partners. It is only in special circumstances of unfair trade; member countries can impose duties to offset the injurious effects of dumping or subsidization. The legal basis for trade remedies flows from Article VI of the GATT Agreement, WTO Agreement on Anti-dumping, and WTO Agreement on Countervailing duties. In India, under the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 the Central Government may on the recommendation of the Designated Authority, Directorate General of Trade Remedies, impose duties on import of dumped or subsidized articles. An appeal against this decision lies to the Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal and a further challenge can be made to the Supreme Court of India. India is a frequent user of trade remedial measures for protecting its industry from the onslaught of unfair imports. While these measures prove beneficial for the industries producing the product, they affect adversely the ability of downstream industries to obtain inputs at competitive prices. A careful balance between the interests of the producers and users of the product in question must be maintained. An erroneous determination by a Departmental Authority, which remains unchecked for a long period of time, would have a far-reaching impact on exporters, importers, and domestic producers of the product. A prompt and expeditious review of the decisions is therefore critical. The WTO Agreements mandate the setting up of tribunals, for a prompt judicial review of determinations by authorities. Article 13 of the WTO Agreement on Anti-Dumping provides: “Each Member whose national legislation contains provisions on anti-dumping measures shall maintain judicial, arbitral or administrative tribunals or procedures for the purpose, inter alia, of the prompt review of administrative actions relating to final determinations and reviews of determinations within the meaning of Article 11. Such tribunals or procedures shall be independent of the authorities responsible for the determination or review in question.” India has a robust system for judicial review of trade remedies. The Tribunal’s decisions are by and large sustained by the Supreme Court of India. Serious concerns however remain regarding the length of the judicial proceedings, which do not meet the standard of “prompt review” in the WTO Agreement. Given that the life of an anti-dumping or countervailing duty measure is only 5 years, prompt judicial review, must be concluded within a matter of weeks. Typically, the appeal at the Tribunal stage is decided, within a period of one to three years from the date of the impugned order. The challenge before the Supreme Court, takes much longer, and is often concluded after expiry of the measure. In disputes relating to duties and taxes, the financial impact of the time lost in litigation can be mitigated to some extent, by payment of interest to the litigant. This is not so in the case of trade remedies, where a duty notification totally changes the market dynamics, and the ability of the players to conduct business. The final relief is not restorative, as it cannot compensate the parties for the loss of business during the pendency of the appeal. Imposition or non-imposition of an anti-dumping or countervailing duty, causes significant market disruption and hardship to exporters, importers, and Indian industry. An exporter, for instance, may be unable to find buyers in India, due to a wrongly imposed duty on its exports, making its products too expensive and uncompetitive. The quashing of the duty notification after a significant lapse of time, would not compensate the exporter for the loss of business suffered during the pendency of the appeal. The foreign exporter may also find it difficult to regain a foothold in the Indian market, as by this time, most of its customers would have shifted to other sources of supply of the product. Similarly, an importer user of the product in India, may find itself out of business, as it may not be able to source its raw material at a competitive price. As an example, if a duty is imposed on synthetic rubber, then the cost of import of rubber as also the domestic price of rubber would increase, raising the cost of production of rubber sandals in India. The producers of sandals in other countries, having access to cheap rubber, may export rubber sandals to India, at low prices. The Indian producer of rubber sandal unable to compete may be faced with losses or even closure. The consequences of a delay in litigation, is most serious for a domestic industry, which is denied protection from imports, for an unduly long period of time, putting in jeopardy its very survival. For initiating an anti-dumping proceeding, the domestic industry is required to file an application containing economic and financial data reflecting injury on account of the imports, for a period of 6 months to a year. The process of filing an application and initiation of investigations takes about 12 to 18 months. The investigation process itself is 12 months, extendable up to 18 months. If the Central Government fails to impose a duty, in a deserving case, the domestic industry has no option but to go in appeal before the Tribunal. By the time, the appeal is decided by the Tribunal, the domestic industry would have spent about 4 years in pursuing the remedy and would have suffered injury for even longer. In 4 years, the producers would be burdened with losses, and their recovery much more difficult. Smaller producers especially those in the MSME sector may be forced to close operations forever. The appeals or petitions against the Tribunal orders, before the Supreme Court of India, take even longer. To make India a conducive destination for producers, both Indian and foreign, it is essential that a mechanism for an expeditious judicial review of measures is introduced. The words ‘prompt review’ ought to be implemented in the spirit in which they were intended. A judicial review, which is not prompt, defeats the entire purpose of the review. Since faulty departmental orders, have the potential to cause significant damage, to all parties concerned, the resolution of the dispute must take place, within a short period of time. The protection of domestic industry and user industry is especially critical in present times, when the Covid pandemic has made Indian business extremely vulnerable.Views are personal only.(Author is a Practicing Lawyer in Delhi) Next Storylast_img read more

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Breaking- Batla House Encounter: Delhi Court Awards Death Sentence To Convict Ariz Khan, Observes “Rarest Of The Rare Case”

first_imgTop StoriesBreaking- Batla House Encounter: Delhi Court Awards Death Sentence To Convict Ariz Khan, Observes “Rarest Of The Rare Case” Nupur Thapliyal15 March 2021 5:23 AMShare This – xA Delhi Court on Monday awarded death penalty to convict Ariz Khan alias Junaid in the matter relating to the Batla House encounter of 2008 where police inspector Mohan Chand Sharma and two alleged terrorists were killed during the showdown between the two parties. In awarding the death sentence, the Court observed that it is a fit case falling in the “rarest of the rare” category deserving…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?LoginA Delhi Court on Monday awarded death penalty to convict Ariz Khan alias Junaid in the matter relating to the Batla House encounter of 2008 where police inspector Mohan Chand Sharma and two alleged terrorists were killed during the showdown between the two parties. In awarding the death sentence, the Court observed that it is a fit case falling in the “rarest of the rare” category deserving the maximum sentence under the law.Additional Sessions Judge Sandeep Yadav pronounced the order on the sentencing of convict in the open Court. “Convict on account of his despicable act has forfeited his right to live. After balancing mitigating circumstances against aggravating circumstances, it is concluded that it is the rarest of the rare case where convict deserves maximum sentence provided under the law. It is the level of magnitude, degree of brutality, attitude and mindset of wrongdoer behind the crime alongwith other factors which makes it a rarest of rare case. Protection of society and deterring criminal is an avowed object of law and this is required to be achieved by imprisonment appropriate sentence. The most appropriate sentence for convict like Ariz Khan will be death penalty. Interest of justice will be met if convict is awarded death penalty.” The Court held while awarding death penalty to convict, Ariz Khan.The Court also went ahead to observe that “It should not be forgotten that deadly weapons like AK-47 and two pistols were retrieved from the flat where the shoot out took place. The defence has not able to clarify as to for which purpose these deadly weapons were kept by the convict and his accomplices in the flat. Considering the nature of devastation that these weapons can cause, it will be safe to conclude that these weapons were kept in the flat with a view to indulge terrorist and anti social activities.” While observing that the natural and inescapable conclusion in the matter shows that there is no chance of reformation of the convict Ariz Khan, it was also observed by the Court that the abhorrent and brutal act of firing on policemen without any provocation shows that he is not only a threat to the society but also is an enemy of the State. The following punishments were awarded by the Court: 1. Sentenced to death for offence of sec. 302 of IPC and fine of Rs. 10 lakhs. He shall be hanged by neck till he is dead. In default of payment of fine, convict shall undergo simple imprisonment for 6 months. 2. Convict to be sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for three months for sec. 186 of IPC. 3. Sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for 10 years and fine of Rs. 20,000 for sec. 333of IPC. In default of payment of fine, convict shall undergo simple imprisonment for 6 months. 4. Sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for 2 years for sec. 353 of IPC. 5. Sentenced to imprisonment for life and fine of Rs. 20,000 for offence punishable under sec. 307 IPC. In default of payment of fine, convict shall undergo simple imprisonment for 6 months. 6. Sentenced to simple imprisonment of 7 years and fine of Rs. 10,000 for sec. 174A of IPC. 7. Sentenced to simple imprisonment of 3 years and fine of Rs. 50,000 for sec. 27 of Arms Act. 8. Sentences shall run consecutively.The Court also imposed a fine of Rs. 11 lakh on the convict, out of which Rs. 10 lakhs are directed to be given to the family of deceased Inspector MC Sharma.While the prosecution pressed for death penalty against convict Ariz Khan in the matter, the defense had sought for a lesser sentence on the grounds of parity and his age. According to the prosecution it was submitted that the “collective conscience of society” was shocked due to the brutal manner in which Inspector MC Sharma was killed while he was discharging his public functions.Additional Public Prosecutor AT Ansari represented the State whereas Advocate MS Khan represented the convict, Ariz Khan.The Court convicted Ariz Khan under sec. 186, 333, 353, 302, 307, 174A , 34 of IPC and 27 of Arms Act. “It has been proved on record that on 19.09.2008 at about 11 AM at flat no. 108, L-18, Batla House, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi, accused Ariz Khan @ Junaid alongwith his associates Md.Atif Ameen & Md. Sajid (both died in the shoot out with members of raiding team) and Md.Shahzad @ Pappu (already subjected to trial and convicted) in furtherance of their common intention of all of them voluntarily obstructed deceased Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma and his team in discharge of their public  functions” the Court held in its judgment running 103 pages long.About the Batla House EncounterOn the fateful day of 19th September 2008, two Indian Mujahideen terrorists namely Atif Ameen and Mohd Sajid were killed during the encounter. The said encounter also claimed life of Delhi Police inspector Mohan Chand Sharma who succumbed to the bullet injuries sustained in the gunfight.On receiving the tip, a Delhi Police’s Special Cell team reached flat no. 108 of L-18 Batla House headed by Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma who was later shot by one of the accused persons.After the said encounter, accused Ariz Khan alias Junaid was declared as a proclaimed offender after he managed to escape the site.Ariz Khan was then arrested by the Delhi Police in 2018 from Uttarakhand’s Banbasa bordering Nepal. According to the Police, Khan had acquired a Nepali citizenship card and passport under the fake identity of being one “Mohammad Salim”.A trial court had in 2013 convicted other accused namely Shahzad Ahmad, Indian Mujahideen operative, to life imprisonment for murdering constables Balwant Singh and Rajbir Singh and causing the death of Inspector MC Sharma by firing on them.The court found Shahzad guilty of murder, attempt to murder, obstructing and assaulting public servants and grievously injuring the police officers to deter them from performing their duty.While convicting the accused Shahzad, Additional Sessions Judge Rajender Kumar Shastri in the judgment dated 25th July 2013 observed thus:”It agitates in my mind that the incident in question was not a sudden confrontation between police and the assailants. The police had already a piece of information, receiving which, a raiding party was formed well in advance. Despite all this, Inspector M.C. Sharma did not wear any body protection device i.e. bulletproof jacket. Moreover, at least two members of the raiding party were having no weapon with them, despite knowing the fact that they may face firing. It is not clear whether it was merely a misadventure or lack of professionalism in Delhi Police or scarcity of weapons with Delhi police. Whatsoever it may be, it did not give any license to the occupants of a flat to fire at police persons who came there to investigate a case, merely because they were unarmed or not wearing any bulletproof jacket. They were expected to assist the police and not to attack them. Accused is thus convicted for offense punishable U/s 186/353/333/307/302/34 IPC.”Click Here To Download 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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Equal pay laws to be simplified

first_imgThe Labour Party has re-iterated its commitment to closing the gender paygap by announcing new measures to speed up equal pay tribunal cases. Announcing the changes, employment minister Tessa Jowell said,”Simplifying legislation and making it faster and fairer is an importantstep in tackling the gender pay gap.” She added that the Government intends to tackle “the red tape andbureaucracy” of taking an equal pay case to a tribunal in three ways: bystreamlining the paperwork involved; by using an assessor to hear cases asquickly as possible and by making the tribunal process fairer by removing the”no reasonable grounds” defence and the two year time limit on backpay. By simplifying the paperwork, in future if a group of workers wish to make apay claim, they will be able to use a single form. Welcoming the proposals, Julie Mellor, chair of the Equal OpportunitiesCommission said, “The slow and complicated nature of equal pay tribunalshas been a barrier to many women who bring equal pay claims, and having casesthat can drag on for years does not benefit employers either, so theseimprovements to the system are welcome.” The Government will also make £145,000 available to unions to trainrepresentatives to carry out pay reviews. According to research by the CIPD into equal pay, where employers havealready taken action to close the gender pay gap, it is usually because ofunion and employee pressure. In the survey, 61 per cent of respondents saidpressure from unions is the driver for action being taken, second to employeepressure at 35 per cent. Less than a quarter of the organisations questioneduse the EOC equal pay code. Equal pay laws to be simplifiedOn 1 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

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Comment on Is Agency recruitment going to be ‘uber-ised’? The answer here. by Fiona

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Adam- pardon my ignorance to the in’s and out’s and terminology that social media gurus like yourself use – but my understanding of your comments would be classified as the following -wouldn’t they …???https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_trollRead full article Related posts:No related photos. Comment on Is Agency recruitment going to be ‘uber-ised’? The answer here. by FionaShared from missc on 5 Apr 2016 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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A review of stratospheric H2O and NO2

first_imgTwenty years ago there were large disagreements between instruments measuring stratospheric H2O and NO2, and there were no reliable long-term records. Now, there is greatly improved agreement between techniques, there are 20-year records of profiles of stratospheric H2O and of total NO2 at single sites, there is a qualified H2O record extending back 40 years and 12-year records of total NO2 from many sites, and there are reliable global measurements from satellites to form the basis of climatologies. This excellent progress is marred by a discrepancy between the observed trend in lower stratospheric H2O and temperatures at the tropical cold point, and by a possible discrepancy between the observed trend in total NO2 and the trend in the source of NO2. The second discrepancy would be resolved by a trend in the residual circulation in the stratosphere, in the same way as variability in the residual circulation was responsible for variability in the trend in H2O in the upper stratosphere in the 1990s.last_img read more

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