Pod #3: US gambling legislation and Lottoland chief executive Nigel Birrell

first_img Pod #3: US gambling legislation and Lottoland chief executive Nigel Birrell Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address In this month’s podcast Lottoland chief executive Nigel Birrell (pictured) talks Brexit, IPOs and product differentiation. He also sheds light on Lottoland’s plans in Australia, where he says the operator will stay despite a secondary lottery ban tabled to come into force in January.Sponsored by: Topics: Regulation 26th September 2018 | By Mathew Hutchings Regions: US AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regulationlast_img read more

F1 Hungarian GP Live : Lewis Hamilton in line to equal…

first_img Latest Sports News Formula 1 Latest Sports NewsSport Cricket Red Bull’s Max Verstappen will be doing all he can to stop six-times world champion Lewis Hamilton completing a Mercedes hat-trick and matching another of Michael Schumacher’s Formula One records in Hungary this weekend.Verstappen has lined up on the front row for the first two races of the season in Austria, won by Mercedes’ championship leader Valtteri Bottas and Hamilton respectively, and the rivalry is hotting up.The Hungaroring outside Budapest could be third time lucky for the Dutchman who took pole last year and led before being hunted down on worn tyres and passed by Hamilton four laps from the end.F1 Hungarian GP Live : Lewis Hamilton in line to break Michael Schumacher’s record, Watch it LiveThe slow and twisty circuit will suit his car, but how much more competitive it will be remains a big question.“I don’t know. That’s the simple answer: I don’t know. But I hope it’s going to be a bit better,” said Verstappen.F1 Hungarian GP Live : Hamilton can equal Schumacher’s recordHungary is also a favourite for Hamilton, who has won the race seven times and can equal Schumacher’s feat of winning the same grand prix eight times.The Ferrari great, whose 91 wins are looking increasingly vulnerable after Hamilton celebrated his 85th last Sunday, did that in the French Grand Prix at Magny Cours between 1994 and 2006.“Every time I’m reminded of the records that Michael had, it’s just still mind-blowing to me,” Hamilton told reporters after winning the Styrian Grand Prix. “I’ve always loved it, Hungary.“Budapest and Montreal you’d probably say have been my strongest (circuits), particularly at the beginning of my career. So I’m excited to go back,” added the Briton, who is six points behind Bottas in the standings.“It is a circuit that the Red Bulls usually do really well, I think they led the race there last year. It’s not going to be easy.”Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel has won twice at the Hungaroring but the Italian team head east from Austria licking self-inflicted wounds after Sunday’s race lasted 20 seconds before their drivers collided.Sunday offers four-times world champion Vettel and Charles Leclerc a chance to gather composure, even if more pain awaits with a car down on performance.“I am generally optimistic and at least I don’t have to wait long to be back in the car, so let’s hope that Hungary will be a better place for us,” commented Vettel.The race, again without spectators due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be a tough one for all involved since strict rules in Hungary mean teams — already in a bubble — cannot leave their hotels other than to go to the circuit or airport.“Our focus will be on what’s happening on track and not about the inconvenience of being confined to a hotel room,” said Red Bull team boss Christian Horner.“We know we have a gap to close to fight for this championship and that is what we will do.” Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter BCCI to form committee to take call on compensating domestic cricketers Cricket F1 Hungarian GP Live : Lewis Hamilton in line to equal Michael Schumacher’s record, Watch it Live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Football WTC Final Live- Ind vs NZ: Kyle Jamieson bags 5th five-wicket haul in 8th Test, rattles India in WTC final Bengaluru WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Cricket Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener at HT; Follow Live Updates center_img Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd Latest Sports News WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Roach removes Markram in the first over; SA 20/1 (6 ov)- Follow Live Updates By Kunal Dhyani – July 15, 2020 Facebook Twitter PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Previous articleJoe Root is back in England XI for 2nd test against West Indies, Joe Denly droppedNext articleInternational Olympic Committee postpones Youth Olympic Games Dakar 2022 to 2026 Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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Is this 7% yield FTSE 250 stock too good to miss or too good to be true?

first_imgIs this 7% yield FTSE 250 stock too good to miss or too good to be true? I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images See all posts by G A Chester Cineworld (LSE: CINE) is a FTSE 250 company whose share price has declined from its previous high. However, City brokers are forecasting good earnings and dividend growth this year and beyond. Such situations can be a great opportunity to buy into a growing business at a bargain price.Cineworld trades at just 8 times forward earnings with a 7% dividend yield. Should investors jump in? Or is the valuation simply too good to be true? Here, I’ll discuss why I think the market is rating the stock so cheaply. And whether I think it’s a bargain buy or one to avoid.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…GrowthCineworld was floated on the stock market at 170p a share in 2007. It was a small-cap company, valued at £241m. Today, the share price is 183p and the market capitalisation is £2.5bn.The reason for the much larger increase in the market cap than the share price is that Cineworld issued shedloads of new shares (from 142m at flotation to 1.4bn today). It did this to raise cash for acquisitions.Two years ago, it completed a $3.6bn reverse takeover of Regal Entertainment in the US. Yesterday, shareholders also approved a $2.1bn takeover of Canada’s largest operator, Cineplex.Falling ticket salesCineworld’s management has certainly shown ambition. But I think the market may see a danger of, in the words of Macbeth, “vaulting ambition, which o’erleaps itself.” For one thing, the company has taken on a welter of debt. For another, cinema attendance in North America appears to be in structural decline, with a two-decade trend of falling ticket sales.Notably, ever fewer teenagers and young adults – historically, the biggest demographic of movie-goers – are visiting cinemas. Studies show this is true not only of North America, but also other major markets, like the UK and Germany. The fact that cinema-going habits are formed young and remain as we age is a big concern for the future.BucephalusI’ve written before about Cineworld’s high level of debt ($3.3bn, and gearing of 3.3 times EBITDA). I also suggested debt may be one of the reasons why Cineworld is one of the most heavily shorted stocks on the London market.Debt isn’t the only reason, according to Bucephalus Research Partnership, which specialises in identifying companies where it believes creative accounting is shielding a weak underlying business.I haven’t yet managed to get hold of Bucephalus’s report – titled ‘Cineworld: Looking like a horror show’ – but there’s a six-minute summary presentation on the research firm’s YouTube channel.Among other things, it reckons Cineworld has “taken full advantage of the Regal deal and the change in lease accounting to get extremely creative … This has flattered their growth, buried costs, inflated margins, and obscured $2bn of debt and liabilities from the balance sheet.”Bucephalus suggests Cineworld’s gearing – on a true view – is absolutely eye-watering. Namely, over 9 times EBITDA.Bottom lineEven if I dismiss Bucephalus’s analysis, I still see Cineworld as a stock to avoid. I don’t like the headwinds of declining cinema attendance in North America, and among young people across many major markets. On top of that, the company’s debt and gearing (on management’s own presentation of the accounts) are too high for my liking, as are the sheer number and weight of short positions in the stock. There are better high-yield prospects around, I say. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. G A Chester has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. G A Chester | Wednesday, 12th February, 2020 | More on: CINE Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

Cookies and Milk with a Cop this weekend

first_img Please enter your comment! TAGSApopka Police DepartmentCookies and Milk with a CopMcDonald’sNorth Orange County Library Previous articleApopka Police Department Arrest ReportNext articleSecond day of controlled burns at Lake Apopka North Shore Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear This Saturday, January 20th at 10:30 a.m. take your children/grandchildren to the North Orange Library in Apopka to meet Apopka police officers for cookies and milk and stories read by an APD officer. This is a time for children to interact with local police officers in a fun and informative way. Sponsored by North Orange Library, Apopka Police Department, and Apopka McDonald’s on Main Street.The North Orange County Branch Library is at 1211 East Semoran Boulevard in Apopka.The Cookies and Milk with a Cop is an initiative started by Officer Andrew Raphael of the Winter Garden Police Department last year. The goal is to bring kids and Cops together in a fun and non-traditional environment that builds trust and makes friends.Cookies and Milk with a Cop is a joint venture between the Apopka Police Department, the Apopka Main Street McDonald’s restaurant and the North Orange Branch Library in Apopka.The APD provides a police officer for reading to the children.McDonald’s provides the cookies and milk.The Apopka Library provides a comfortable setting for the event.The events are held at 10:30 AM on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Forging real union solidarity

first_imgBlack Lives Matter activists stand with unions in Madison in February.On March 9, Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin signed the “Freedom To Work” bill, which made so-called “right to work” legal in a state which has had a closed-shop labor law since the militant battles of workers and their communities won that concession in the 1930s.The right-to-work-for-less (a more accurate name) law follows Wisconsin’s Act 10 of 2011. The right-wing legislature is now gearing up to potentially gut laws such as the prevailing wage, project labor agreements, workers’ compensation and others.Moments after Walker signed the RTW law, hundreds of students of color and white working-class students and youth engaged in a sit-down in the streets of Madison and later briefly occupied the state Capitol. They were responding to the police murder of Tony Robinson, a 19-year-old African American killed in Madison on March 6, as well as the ongoing austerity inflicted on their generation by Wall Street, Walker and the cops.Besides a few individual union members, organized labor was absent during this protest. This was despite organized labor having received mass statewide support from youth and student organizations — such as the Young, Gifted and Black coalition in Madison — during the RTW and Act 10 fights.Although there are notable exceptions by some unions and labor-oriented organizations, such as the Milwaukee Teacher Education Association, Wisconsin Jobs Now and Voces de la Frontera, the overall pattern of organized labor in Wisconsin has been to steer clear of the Black Lives Matter movement and the struggles for justice for Dontre Hamilton and Tony Robinson.Led by the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, the unions are not seriously taking up and supporting the issues of the oppressed — specifically fighting racist police terror and killings. This is a central reason why unions find themselves being pummeled.Black people in Wisconsin have faced semi-apartheid, genocidal-type conditions for decades. The unions, however, have been largely silent when it comes to speaking out against racism and supporting the struggles of the oppressed. Walker and other Wall Street political servants have been able to take advantage of this, utilizing racist electoral campaigns and other programs modeled on the “Southern strategy” of pitting white workers against their allies in the oppressed communities.Other major reasons for the Act 10 and RTW defeats are organized labor’s support for and deference to the Democratic Party and lack of an internationalist, class-conscious ideology. Because of this, working-class combat tactics and strategies, rooted in workplaces and communities, are minimal. And although there were protests, sometimes with thousands at the state Capitol in opposition to RTW, they were mainly a defensive response to the unfolding austerity.Losing tactics and strategiesDespite Act 10 and RTW being passed in Wisconsin, Michigan and other states, along with other vicious attacks on unions in Indiana, Illinois and elsewhere, the Wisconsin AFL-CIO and the national AFL-CIO have relied almost exclusively on narrow trade union tactics that have been ineffective for many years.Hundreds of thousands of union members are just a few hours away from or close to Madison. But the national AFL-CIO sent out emails directing members to contact Wisconsin legislators to try to stop RTW, instead of directing those members to shut down Madison.The call for a general strike or “stand still” both in 2011 and during the RTW fight was rejected outright by the majority of union leaders. This call was proposed by a leader of the Machinist’s union, Defeat Right To Work In Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Bail Out The People Movement (wibailoutpeople.org).In efforts to defeat RTW, various private-sector unions engaged in “coalitions” with their class enemies — the trade and construction companies — instead of with community organizations.Instead of mobilizing broad-based, union-community efforts to reverse Act 10, the majority of private- and public-sector unions in Wisconsin urged their members to engage in wasted attempts to pressure Democratic and Republican Party politicians to reverse the anti-worker law.At the very time when every sector of the working class and oppressed is facing brutal austerity and cutbacks — and possibly even more attacks from the right-wing-controlled 2015-17 Wisconsin legislature — the union leadership is sticking to failed business union tactics.Unions could instead mobilize statewide strategies for a working-class offensive, such as shutting down Madison through a “work holiday” or general strike and directing members to support the youth- and student-led movements like Black Lives Matter or the environmental justice and public education battles going on throughout Wisconsin.Even after all the austerity measures implemented in the state since 2011, there was still a fightback spirit from workers wanting to defeat the right-to-work-for-less law. But the unions didn’t channel that opposition into direct action which could have succeeded in beating back RTW.A winning strategyKarl Marx, the founder of scientific socialism, delivered an address to the General Council of the International Workingmen’s Association (the First International) in 1866. Included was a section on “The Future of the Unions.” This passage, along with many others, is as relevant today for the labor movement as it was back in 1866 when it was first delivered:“Apart from their original purpose, [the unions] must now learn to act deliberately as organizing centers of the working class in the broad interest of its complete emancipation. They must aid every social and political movement tending in that direction. Considering themselves as acting as the champions of the whole working class, they cannot fail to enlist the [unorganized] into their ranks. They must look carefully after the interests of the worst paid trades, such as agricultural laborers, rendered powerless by exceptional circumstances. They must convince the world at large that their efforts, far from being narrow and selfish, aim at the emancipation of the downtrodden millions.”Marx also wrote: “Labor in the white skin can never free itself as long as labor in the black skin is branded.”There are many historical precedents in the United States for a militant, union-community, classwide approach, including the Industrial Workers of the World and the Congress of Industrial Organizations in the 1930s. Then socialists and communists played fundamental roles in organizing sitdown strikes, winning unions for workers, stopping evictions and other actions on behalf of the workers and community. Current examples include the immigrant rights movement and the low-wage workers’ struggle, which are often one and the same.International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 10’s call for “Union Action to Stop Police Killings of Black and Brown People” by shutting down West Coast ports on May Day is a splendid example of an internationalist, classwide approach and a model that should be followed by unions across the U.S.In addition to job actions, unions should be sending delegations to Black Lives Matter protests and offering every resource they have to the youth and students fighting police terror. Solidarity statements are welcomed and needed, but what’s also useful are union halls and other resources openly available to communities to fight back against austerity. Union halls should be open 24/7 so workers and community activists can organize, hold class-conscious cultural events and offer places of refuge for those fighting killer cops and other outrages.Organizing the mighty working classWomen, people of color and lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people, as well as low-wage and unemployed workers, have the knowledge, creativity and yearning to struggle against the ruling class, and should be welcomed by the unions. These sectors of the working class could be hired as union organizers; in turn, they could assist in elevating leadership from the most oppressed communities.Unions need to support all progressive struggles in Wisconsin, not just attend their own protests. Organizing independently of the two capitalist political parties into formations such as the Southern Workers Assembly, where all organized and unorganized workers are welcome, should be supported by the unions, which could play a central role in the development of these organizations.Unions could co-sponsor with community groups mass educational events explaining to union and community members how unions and progressive laws were won in Wisconsin, and why it was necessary to fight the capitalists in order to win collective bargaining, workers’ compensation and many other rights that are fast being stripped away by Wall Street and its political servants.The Wisconsin AFL-CIO could sponsor mass union delegations to May Day and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day actions — and not just mobilize for their own events like Labor Day.Ben Herrenbruck, a Milwaukee Area Technical College student and member of FIST (Fight Imperialism, Stand Together) from Milwaukee, has participated in numerous Black Lives Matter and anti-RTW protests in the recent period. Herrenbruck told WW: “Now more than ever, after the police murders of Dontre Hamilton and Tony Robinson and the passage of right to work in Wisconsin, the need to tie the anti-police terror struggle and all community issues with labor struggles is critical.“There’s almost certainly going to be a youth uprising somewhere soon that will be of greater magnitude than Ferguson,” said Herrenbruck. “Will white workers and organized labor stand behind their sisters and brothers of color and work to ensure mutual survival? Or will they stand by, thus giving credit to the right-wing claim that labor unions have outlived their usefulness?”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Indiana Harvest on Hold Again

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Nov 7, 2017 Heavy rains during the latter part of the week slowed harvest progress, according to Greg Matli, Indiana State Statistician for the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Low temperatures early in the week brought reports of frost and light snow to some areas, while thunderstorms carried in warmer weather later in the week. There were isolated reports of tornadoes on Sunday; crop damage was still being assessed. The statewide average temperature was 48.3 degrees, 1.2 degrees below normal. Statewide precipitation was 1.21 inches, above average by 0.76 inches. There were 3.3 days available for fieldwork for the week ending November 5, down 0.4 days from the previous week.Regionally, corn was 64% harvested for grain in the North, 69% in Central, and 80% in the South. Soybeans were 87% harvested in the North, 87% in Central, and 75% in the South. Winter wheat was 91% planted in the North, 86% in Central, and 83% in the South. Winter wheat was 72% emerged in the North, 69% in Central, and 61% in the South. Winter wheat rated in good to excellent condition were 79% in the North, 73% in Central, and 65% in the South.Soybean harvest inched closer to completion early in the week before wet conditions forced farmers to focus on corn harvest. While warmer temperatures brought in with the rain were expected to be beneficial for planted winter wheat, torrential downpours on Sunday were expected to halt field activity for a few days. Livestock were reported in good condition, although the rain caused muddy conditions in feedlots. Other activities for the week included drying and hauling grain to elevators, application of fall fertilizer, and fall tillage. Indiana Harvest on Hold Again Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Harvest on Hold Again Previous articleDuPont Pioneer Harvest Update 11/6/17Next articleUSDA Withdraws Biotech Regulations Proposal, Seeks Further Comment Gary Truittlast_img read more

DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned for Upcoming Weekend

first_img More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes latest #1 DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned for Upcoming Weekend Published on Monday, November 16, 2015 | 2:19 pm Business News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Pasadena Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Friday, November 20, 2015 , at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized DUI checkpoints and proactive DUI patrols are conducted routinely.In California, this deadly crime led to 802 deaths and nearly 24,000 serious injuries in 2012 because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Nationally, the latest data shows nearly 10,000 were killed by an impaired driver. “Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 5 lives and resulted in 75 injury crashes harming 112 of our friends and neighbors,” said Pasadena Police Chief, Phillip L. Sanchez.Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment with officers checking drivers for proper licensing delaying motorists only momentarily. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, which now accounts for a growing number of impaired driving crashes. Drugs which may impair driving not only include illegal narcotics, but many prescription drugs, marijuana, and even some over-the-counter medications.DUI Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests affording the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence.Locations are chosen with safety considerations for the officers and the public.Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out.Funding for this checkpoint is provided to Pasadena Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1’. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Subscribe Community News Herbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

COVID-19: Guidelines Shouldn’t Be Thrown To The Wind, Police-People Confrontation Can’t Be Permitted: Calcutta High Court To Govt.

first_imgNews UpdatesCOVID-19: Guidelines Shouldn’t Be Thrown To The Wind, Police-People Confrontation Can’t Be Permitted: Calcutta High Court To Govt. Sparsh Upadhyay28 Feb 2021 12:05 AMShare This – xThe confrontation between the police and the people should not be permitted to happen, since situations of human rights violation and such aspects have also to be taken care of: Calcutta High CourtThe Calcutta High Court last week directed the State Government to see to it that COVID-19 guidelines and safety precautions shouldn’t be thrown to the wind. Importantly, the Bench of Chief Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan and Justice Arijit Banerjee also directed the Government to ensure that confrontation between the police and the people should not be permitted to happen,…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 Calcutta High Court last week directed the State Government to see to it that COVID-19 guidelines and safety precautions shouldn’t be thrown to the wind. Importantly, the Bench of Chief Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan and Justice Arijit Banerjee also directed the Government to ensure that confrontation between the police and the people should not be permitted to happen, since situations of human rights violation and such aspects have also to be taken care of. While disposing of the plea raising apprehensions with regard to the enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines, the Court underlined that there are three golden cardinal principles rolled out for the people to follow, which are:- Maintaining social distancing, Wearing of masks and Sanitizing the hands. Further, the Court remarked, “We are clear in our mind that social responsibility of the citizens in terms of the fundamental duties enshrined in Part-IV A of the Constitution should necessarily trigger the citizens to act in consonance with the larger good.” The Court continued, “This includes the use of masks, following the sanitization process and also keeping safe distance not only for the benefit of one’s self but also for the benefit of such person’s kith and kin as also the neighborhood and the society at large. Further, noting that the enforcement of such matters through policing cannot go beyond a particular range on ground, the Court directed the State, “The confrontation between the police and the people should not be permitted to happen, since situations of human rights violation and such aspects have also to be taken care of.” Apart from this, the Court also observed that with the passage of time, it could take judicial notice of the fact that many sectors have opened up. “The Courts have also opened up. The railway sector, the metro railways, malls, cinema halls etc. are now being permitted to be opened up. Obviously, this does not mean that all guidelines and safety precautions should be thrown to the wind”, remarked the Court. Further, the Court also underlined that the Government has not only policing power but also an advisory role as the elected representative of the citizens. Lastly, taking into account all the aforesaid consideration, the Court was of the view that the instant writ petition could be disposed of by requesting the Senior Standing Counsel appearing for the State Government to bring the apprehensions raised by the petitioner to the notice of the appropriate authorities in the Government so that the governmental action will also, be focussed on aspects sought to be raised by the writ petitioner. Thus, the writ petition was disposed of with such directions. Case title – Mangal Sardar v. The Union of India and Ors. [WPO(P)/3/2021] Click here To Download 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

Exotic dancer was driving drunk when she killed three teens, police say

first_imgkali9/iStock(MIAMI) — An exotic dancer leaving a Miami nightclub was driving drunk when she plowed into three teenagers, killing all of them, early Saturday, according to police.Mariam Coulibaly, 31, was charged with three counts of DUI manslaughter and three counts of vehicular manslaughter late Tuesday, according to the North Miami Police Department.“The North Miami Police Department will continue to work with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office to ensure the prosecution of this case,” the department said in a statement. “Furthermore, we will collaborate with our community partners to assist and provide support to the victims’ families.”Gideon Desir, 13, Lens Desir, 15, and Richecarde Dumay, 17, were killed while they were walking to a bus stop at about 5 a.m. The trio, members of Little Haiti Football Club, was heading to a soccer tournament in Weston, about 30 miles northwest of North Miami.Coulibaly, who was also hurt in the accident, was still being held at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center late Tuesday, according to Miami ABC affiliate WPLG-TV.Sources told WPLG she was at the strip club the night before the accident.She was also driving on a suspended license, according to the Miami Herald.“Our hearts go out to the loved ones of these young boys as they mourn this tragic loss,” Danielle Levine Cava, Miami-Dade commissioner for District 8, said in a statement. “We can and must do better to ensure the safety of pedestrians.”Mayor Philippe Bien-Aime, who was sworn in Tuesday evening, mentioned the three teens during the ceremony.The announcement of charges against Coulibaly brought to an end frustration from the parents, who believed the police were not being upfront about the case.“For some reason, we’re protecting the identity of somebody that has killed and murdered three young boys,” Brett Rosen, an attorney for the boys’ families, had told WPLG early Tuesday. The families did not know the identity of the driver for three days.A GoFundMe page set up for the boys had raised $61,000 for funeral expenses as of early Wednesday morning. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.,kali9/iStock(MIAMI) — An exotic dancer leaving a Miami nightclub was driving drunk when she plowed into three teenagers, killing all of them, early Saturday, according to police.Mariam Coulibaly, 31, was charged with three counts of DUI manslaughter and three counts of vehicular manslaughter late Tuesday, according to the North Miami Police Department.“The North Miami Police Department will continue to work with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office to ensure the prosecution of this case,” the department said in a statement. “Furthermore, we will collaborate with our community partners to assist and provide support to the victims’ families.”Gideon Desir, 13, Lens Desir, 15, and Richecarde Dumay, 17, were killed while they were walking to a bus stop at about 5 a.m. The trio, members of Little Haiti Football Club, was heading to a soccer tournament in Weston, about 30 miles northwest of North Miami.Coulibaly, who was also hurt in the accident, was still being held at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center late Tuesday, according to Miami ABC affiliate WPLG-TV.Sources told WPLG she was at the strip club the night before the accident.She was also driving on a suspended license, according to the Miami Herald.“Our hearts go out to the loved ones of these young boys as they mourn this tragic loss,” Danielle Levine Cava, Miami-Dade commissioner for District 8, said in a statement. “We can and must do better to ensure the safety of pedestrians.”Mayor Philippe Bien-Aime, who was sworn in Tuesday evening, mentioned the three teens during the ceremony.The announcement of charges against Coulibaly brought to an end frustration from the parents, who believed the police were not being upfront about the case.“For some reason, we’re protecting the identity of somebody that has killed and murdered three young boys,” Brett Rosen, an attorney for the boys’ families, had told WPLG early Tuesday. The families did not know the identity of the driver for three days.A GoFundMe page set up for the boys had raised $61,000 for funeral expenses as of early Wednesday morning. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Narcissism is not enough

Related posts:No related photos. TheHR profession loves talking about itself. But does all the self-absorptionalienate the wider world?Themegalomaniac and the manic depressive have one thing in common: they cannotstop talking about themselves. With a boundless appetite for self-absorption,comparisons with other functions and its vaulting boardroom dreams, I oftenthink the HR profession tends to be depressive. Too much of what is written andsaid about HR are really veiled justifications of its existence. Too manyproclamations of its worth are heavily loaded with a subtext of doubt.Ofcourse, a mild dose of melancholy has often prompted great improvements forhuman beings, refining all their swagger and indifference to the world. So whatdoes it do for a profession? In an attempt to answer this question, I shallcall on two witnesses and an exhibit.Firstup is David Longbottom, HR director of electrical retailer Dixons, who wasrecently elevated to the board. He argues that introspection is profoundly detrimentalto any hope of being taken seriously by the wider business community. “Theobsession with measuring every facet of activity from training to absenteeismis really symptomatic of the uncertainty about whether HR should exist,”he says. “I’m a mathematician by background and all this stuff aboutmeasurement does nothing for credibility.”Afurther sign of vulnerability is the distinction so often drawn between‘strategic’ and ‘administrative’ or ‘transactional’ HR. This separation, saysLongbottom, is “bollocks”. “Ido not sit around all day thinking ‘now, is this a strategic input?’.Competitive edge is gained just as much through the nuts and bolts of personnel– paying people properly, recruiting well and so forth.” Beingon the board is handy for ‘airtime’ with the chairman, he concedes, but moststrategic decisions are not taken at board level. Company boards areincreasingly concerned with corporate governance, while executive committeestake many of the critical decisions. “Atboard meetings, finance gives a report and HR gives a report. It crossesno-one’s mind whether my report is ‘strategic’.”Mysecond witness is Denise Kingsmill, head of the Accounting for Peopletaskforce, among other roles. She has been asked by the Government to examinewhich metrics might provide the most useful insight into human capitalmanagement performance – the immediate effect of which is for the HR professionto enjoy a long, worried soliloquy about itself. Kingsmilltakes a starkly different view to Longbottom. She sees no danger for HR in theledger-book mentality, and instead believes insufficient attention tomeasurement hampers the management of people. “Areticence to commit to a proper assessment of human capital management could beinfluenced by many factors,” she wrote in this magazine recently. “Thekeepers of human capital information are still regarded as administrators andare not invited to the boardroom table.”Otheranecdotal evidence suggests that organisations simply do not have the systemsor wherewithal to collate or measure the effects of the way in which theymanage people… If managers collected hard data, they would be in a positionto manage what had been measured,” she says. Theexhibit is one of IRS Employment Review’s fine temperature checks of theprofession, published in April. The report finds that over the past five years,the influence of the HR department has swelled in the 85 organisations thattook part, with increasing recognition of its work and growing representationat board level (IRS claims an amazingly high 65 per cent now have HR on theboard). Expandingemployment legislation provides the background, while important personalitiesin organisations are driving the agenda forward – an agenda frequently executedby line managers rather than specialists. Some18 per cent of organisations spend 6 per cent of their total budgets on HR. Andwhile, recruitment takes up most of HR’s time, respondents believe training anddevelopment are the most important activities.Bothwitnesses and the exhibit speak contemporary truths about the HR function thatI think most of us can recognise. The question is whether being so transfixedby internal concerns is harmful to the profession’s ultimate interests.Ifwe believe IRS, we must broadly conclude that the answer is no.Thepast five years have seen professional solipsism reach fetishistic new levels –a period of rising significance for HR. If true, a further bout ofGovernment-sanctioned self-examination under Kingsmill is likely to beparadoxically helpful. The very idea of trying to reflect organisationalculture in crude numbers must seem absurdly geeky to outsiders. But to HRprofessionals, the goal of having widely accepted and officially approvedmeasures of their usefulness would be of incalculable value. Investing in HRwould no longer be quite so much a leap of faith. YetI reckon Longbottom is right, too. While HR’s depressive streak – let’s call itthoughtful, instead – can be seen as a sign of the function’s complicatednature, it should never forget that it alienates a sizeable portion of itspotential audience with all its anxious doodles.Theprofession might do well to update the distinction between strategic and administrativeHR with one between self-reflection and self-absorption. The aim is not to havea function that loves talking to itself in a mirror, however entertaining thatmay be. The aim is to have an assertive, confident profession, facing outwards. Comments are closed. Narcissism is not enoughOn 8 Jul 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article read more