Ireland’s Jonathan Sexton kicks the ball during the 2011 Rugby World Cup pool C match Ireland vs Russia at Rotorua International Stadium on September 25, 2011. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images) 2011 Rugby World Cup Winner New Zealand 1/2Australia 8/1South Africa 10/1England 10/1France 12/1Ireland 18/1Wales 25/1Argentina 200/1Scotland 1000/1Samoa 500/1Italy 2000/1 Ireland’s top try scorer for the tournament Tommy Bowe (2) 6/5Keith Earls (2) 2/1Andrew Trimble (1) 10/1Sean O’Brien (1) 10/1Rob Kearney (1) 12/1 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS LADBROKES RUGBY WORLD CUP BETTINGTo Reach the Semi finals New Zealand 1/50Australia 8/11South Africa 4/5France evensEngland 10/11Ireland 8/11Wales 11/8Argentina 12/1Scotland 33/1Samoa 20/1Italy 50/1To Reach the Final New Zealand 1/3Australia 9/2France 11/4England 9/4South Africa 9/2Ireland 11/4Wales 4/1Argentina 66/1Scotland 125/1Samoa 125/1Italy 200/1 Jonathan Sexton kicks the ball out during the Pool C match – Ireland v RussiaWith three wins from three, Ireland are now 8/11 with Ladbrokes to go further than ever before and reach the semi-final of the Rugby World Cup. As they head into their final pool match against Italy Ireland are the 1/8 favourites to top Pool C ahead of Australia at 9/2.Following a brace from Keith Earls against Russia, the Munster man is now in close contention to be Ireland’s top try scorer for the tournament at 2/1, just behind Tommy Bowe at 6/5.Hayley O’Connor of Ladbrokes said:“The odds have come crashing down for Ireland as their momentum in the tournament shows no signs of waning. We’ve seen a rush of money in the last few days to back Ireland to reach the semi-final which has now been cut to 8/11. This crop of players have already proved they are history makers and are 11/4 to reach the final in Eden Park. By that stage we’d be happily partying along with the punters no matter what the outcome.”Ireland are 18/1 to win the Rugby World Cup with the All Blacks increasing their grip on favouritism as 1/3.
Rector Smithfield, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Director of Music Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Service Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Brook Packard says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA Comments (4) Brandt Hardin says: May 2, 2012 at 10:01 pm Excellent point- Agitation and revolution are the objectives! And Trinity Wall Street (let’s get the name and the affiliation correct here- there is no church) taking the advice of the NYPD which has repeatedly done violence in Trinity’s name, changed the venue out of fear (so Christ like- watch out for the corn starch!) and then lied to those speaking about seats in the room. So, Trinity, just be honest. Say this wasn’t a teach in, it wasn’t a rally, it was a press event. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN By Lynette WilsonPosted May 1, 2012 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit an Event Listing Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 May 2, 2012 at 10:19 am I believe it was the New York City Police dept. that advised Trinity to close the doors on this event. Perhaps in response to the following:NEW YORK (AP) -Posted AP May 1, 2012 12:48 pm EDTPolice in New York City say three letters aimed at scaring mailroom employees at Citicorp and News Corp. were filled with a white powder believed to be cornstarch.NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said the letters were mailed to The Wall Street Journal, Fox News and Citicorp. They arrived Tuesday. Seven other similar letters arrived at various banks on Monday.The letters Tuesday were kept in the third-level basement, and the News Corp. building on Sixth Avenue was not evacuated.The letters contained a threatening message that said “This is a reminder that you are not in control” and “Happy May Day.”OWS slogans like the above: Trinity “you do your business on the people’s backs,” only agitates. Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Job Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI May 1, 2012 at 9:12 pm The Occupy Movement is NECESSARY for our citizens to expose the corruption which Big Business has infected our Government with. Every single person occupying the streets and protesting Corporations is a hero and a patriot. I was compelled to lend a hand and create some new posters for the movement which you can download for free on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/11/propaganda-for-occupy-movement.html Tags Wayne Kempton says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Events Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Bath, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH May 1, 2012 at 11:31 pm I tried to attend this teach-in – promoted as a rally as well – with Diego Ibanez and another friend from OWS. The two of us, along with someone from the NY Press, were not allowed in. We were told there were no seats available. It turns out there were a number of empty chairs. That lie was what Diego was referring to when it came to the trust issue with Trinity Wall Street, an institution with a track record that indicates an ethos more in line with what OWS is fighting than anything Godly. How can such a closed environment be considered a teach-in? A press event, narrowcast…almost any other expression would be a more honest description once the decision was made to privatize the event. There was a real rally going on today. As 50,000 of us marched past Trinity Wall Street this evening, we paused to chant: Trinity Church, you look so pretty. But you do nothing for New York City. Trinity Church, we pay your tax, you do your business on the people’s backs. Big Business has not only corrupted the government, it has corrupted the institutional church. New York City police officers waited for Occupy Wall Street demonstrators to march the 2.6 miles south from Union Square to Zuccotti Park. As of 7 p.m. EDT, the demonstrators who were to have assembled around 5 p.m. had not arrived. ENS Photo/Lynette Wilson[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Mark Francisco Bozzuti-Jones, during “Occupy: A May Day Teach-In” webcast live from Trinity Wall Street, described the Occupy Wall Street movement as one he wished Trinity had had the “courage” and “insight” to birth.“It’s so much of who we are … not just Trinity Wall Street, the whole spiritual enterprise,” said Bozzuti-Jones during the webcast.Paraphrasing the Jesuit theologian Jon Sobrino, the real test is not so much about whether a person believes in God or not, but rather in idolatry, he said. For Sobrino, it came down to the human willingness to worship the wrong things.“How do we teach the world that it is better to give than to receive?” asked Bozzuti-Jones.Billed as part conference, part spiritual renewal, and part rally, the Occupy: A May Day Teach-In included brief talks by religious and secular thinkers who spoke about the moral, political and social justice and reconciliation issues that confront the Occupy movement.The event also featured folk music performed by the Irish duo Peader & Pio.Charles B. Strozier, professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, was MC for the event. In addition to Bozutti-Jones, speakers included the Rev. James Forbes, senior minister emeritus, The Riverside Church in New York; Dr. Robert Jay Lifton, author and psychiatrist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School; Blanche Wiesen Cook, professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Diego Ibañez and Bryan K. Parsons of Occupy Wall Street; Joyce Carol Oates, writer and Princeton University professor; the Rev. James H. Cooper, rector, Trinity Wall Street; Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori; and James W. Jones, a professor at Rutgers University.May Day, or International Workers Day, is a celebration of labor and leftist movements with roots in the Chicago Haymarket Massacre of 1886, when after being targeted by a bomb police broke up a general strike by workers advocating for an eight-hour workday. It became an internationally recognized holiday in 1890.On May 1, Occupy Wall Street called for a general strike – no work, no school, no shopping – to mark May Day and to inject new life into the movement that sparked nationwide protests against economic injustice in September 2011. Overnight, crowd barricades went up along Broadway in lower Manhattan and along Wall Street immediately in front of the New York Stock Exchange at the corner of Wall and Broad Streets, one block east of Trinity Church. May 1 Occupy events were planned for across the country.On its website, Trinity describes Occupy as “… perhaps one of the most important movements since the Civil Rights and antiwar movements of the 50s and 60s.”The Trinity teach-in, originally scheduled as a public event, was changed to a live webcast, when, according a statement on the Trinity calendar, the city of New York advised that there would likely be large crowds and disruptions in public transport in lower Manhattan Tuesday afternoon. Occupy supporters, including Episcopal clergy involved with the interfaith movement OccupyFaith NYC, were scheduled to march in “solidarity” from Union Square to Zuccotti Park beginning at 5:30 p.m. Eastern time.Given Trinity’s location at the head of Broadway and Wall Street, two blocks south of Zuccotti Park, the privately owned park that housed the Occupy encampment for two months last fall, the church has been a part of the Occupy story since the beginning, at times opening its doors to Occupy protestors and supporters.During his talk, Cooper acknowledged some of the tense moments along the way, which included hunger strikes and arrests. In the midst of all that, Trinity and Occupy supporters were able still to gather in conversation, Cooper said, whether it be an in informal, late night conversation on a park bench or during a Sunday morning worship service.Following the Nov. 15, 2011, eviction of occupiers from the park, Trinity came under fire from Occupy supporters — including Episcopal clergy — for not turning over Trinity-owned property adjacent to Duarte Square, a city park at Canal, Grand and Avenue of the Americas. The dispute over access to the Trinity property, which Occupy wanted to use as a base from which to ride out the winter months, culminated in a hunger strike undertaken by three or four people associated with the movement and in the arrest of Episcopal clergy, including retired Bishop George E. Packard, when they jumped the fence during a Dec. 17, 2011, demonstration marking the movement’s three-month anniversary.One of the hunger strikers, Bolivian-born Diego Ibañez — who recorded his own remarks on a digital recorder, he said, based on past issues of trust with Trinity — spoke about the beauty of being involved in something where “you can lose yourself to something greater than self.”Referencing the high numbers of incarcerated people, especially people of color, he blamed previous generations for leaving the United States, in some ways, worse off than it ever has been before.To him, he said, Occupy presented people with a way to engage in social change other than setting up a 401 C 3 organization that solicits tax-deductible donations from rich people. He criticized Trinity — one of the largest landholders in Manhattan — for not offering Occupy a space when its Zuccotti Park encampment was disbanded, and for not allowing his companion to come into the teach-in even though, as he pointed out, there was plenty of space. (After the event became a live webcast, members of the public were barred from attending in person.)At the close of his remarks, Ibañez, who has been sleeping on couches since being evicted from Zuccotti Park, challenged those present and those watching on the Internet to ask themselves what they are doing “to push the boundaries of the people around them.”“All of us can be radicals,” he said.In a talk about “Biblical economics,” recorded via Skype, the presiding bishop talked about how the “fundamental Christian ethic demands care for the poor.”“The poor are neighbors with the fewest options — about what to eat, where to live, what kind of employment to seek, where or if they will send children to school, or find medical care. The ancient moral expectation is to provide basic dignity, support, and options for those with little ability to find their way in the world,” she said.Joyce Carol Oates, who grew up in poverty in upstate New York, praised Occupy for its “vision” and “passion,” and talked about her personal experience: how receiving a $500 New York Regents scholarship helped her pay for college, and how when unionized the workers in the factory her father worked for gained some sense of security.Despite the laudable vision and passion, however, the practical is a much bigger challenge for Occupy, Oates said.She encouraged Occupy to reach out, without antagonism, to the people in the Midwest and the South who she said vote against their own best interests, as well as to others, to vote for politicians “sympathetic to the cause.”— Lynette Wilson is an editor/reporter for Episcopal News Service.In Spanish: http://bit.ly/Jxh98e This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Occupy Movement Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Brook Packard says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Albany, NY Trinity Wall Street hosts May Day teach-in Occupy protesters march on Zuccotti Park Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Tampa, FL Advocacy Peace & Justice,
On Friday, Nov. 20, over 200,000 new cases of the COVID-19 were diagnosed in the U.S. — on that one day!Since the virus began to travel through the country in late January — at first undetected — over 260,000 people have died, and over 12,250,000 people have contracted the disease. (worldometer.com) Accounts are spreading of city morgues overwhelmed with bodies and hospitals running out of treatment space, as infection rates spike in almost every state.We are in the middle of carnage far, far more deadly than that suffered by U.S. soldiers during 20th century wars. In 11 months, over four times more people have died from COVID in the U.S. than U.S. troops died in an 11-year war on Vietnam. And the country’s coronavirus deaths will soon exceed the 290,000 deaths of U.S. soldiers in battle during the four-year WWII conflict. (U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs, “America’s Wars”)These numbers are a damning indictment of the so-called U.S. “democracy” that those wars were supposedly waged to defend. The numbers reveal the continued crimes of a government set up to rule, from its beginning, through colonialism, capitalism and imperialism.Now, in the middle of a worldwide health crisis, we see that this U.S.-for-profit has no organized, effective, timely help — or mercy — for the people who live here. No plan for millions of people out of work, facing eviction or foreclosure, hungry and even starving at this moment.And no plan to stop the pandemic, except a not-yet-available vaccine that will undoubtedly go first to those who can afford it and maybe never to the most oppressed — who will die before it comes anywhere near their neighborhood.The war on oppressed and working peopleWe are in the middle of a war to the death on oppressed and working people in the U.S. To name this genocide is not exaggeration — as the spotlight of these numbers exposes. The greatest weight of the pandemic in the U.S. is falling on Black, Latinx and Indigenous people. And those getting sick, dying and being affected disproportionately are also those who have trouble accessing medical care under any circumstances — disabled people, poor people, people in prison, queer and trans people.APM Research Lab in its Nov. 12 report, “The Color of Coronavirus,” documented: “Black Americans continue to experience the highest actual COVID-19 mortality rates nationwide — about two or more times as high as the rate for whites . . . who have the lowest actual rates.” When APM adjusted the mortality rates for differences in age distribution of populations, it found “even larger documented mortality disparities — Black, Indigenous and Latinx [people in the U.S.] all have a COVID-19 death rate of triple or more than white Americans, who experience the lowest age-adjusted rates.” (tinyurl.com/y9l4v9xm)In a Sept. 15 Workers World article, “COVID and people of color: Is it genocide yet?” Teresa Gutierrez connects the deadly assaults of capitalism: “Substitute ‘coronavirus’ with most diseases or other dire social conditions such as unemployment, gentrification, hunger or broader social calamities such as climate change — and there too, people of color will be the most impacted. In other words, people of color bear the brunt of every single damn capitalist calamity.“COVID-19 has exposed the fact that the current global infrastructure of capitalism — which the majority of the people live under — is not only incapable of addressing the pandemic, it is aggravating it.”The crimes of the U.S. ruling classWe charge the U.S. government — and its ruling class — with genocide and with crimes against humanity for refusing to make effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic.We raise again the charges against the U.S. made in 1951 by the Civil Rights Congress affiliated with the Communist Party USA. Led by illustrious African American activists including Dr. W.E.B. DuBois, Claudia Jones, Paul Robeson and Mary Church Terrell, the CRC brought forward: “We Charge Genocide: The Historic Petition to the U.N. for Relief from a Crime of The United States against the Negro People.” (Trigger warning, racist violence: tinyurl.com/y63w2fzc)The CRC petition defined U.S. genocide as “willful creation of conditions making for premature death, poverty and disease, including the killings of unarmed Black people by police and lynch mob, and the lack of the same quality health care, jobs, education, and housing as whites.”Filed under the U.N. Genocide Convention, the petition defined “genocide” as “acts committed to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, or religious group,” including “killing members of the group,” “causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group,” and “deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part.” (tinyurl.com/y3lmtfvv)The Convention makes genocide a punishable offense under international law whether committed “in time of peace or in time of war.”Through and during the coronavirus epidemic, the U.S. ruling class — along with its capitalist government — is waging an undeclared and very real war on the oppressed and working people of this country, including using police and ICE terror.So we charge genocide! We charge crimes against humanity!We say “Forward!” on the road to socialism, where the deaths of working and oppressed people are not judged as inevitable, where government is structured not to profit from people but to meet our needs. Let us advance step by unrelenting step, until we come to the place where the power of the people creates a healthful and liberated world.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
By Gary Truitt – May 14, 2013 Source: NAFB News Service SHARE SHARE USDA is urging producers to maximize their environmental benefits and make cost-effective offers when enrolling in a four-week Conservation Reserve Program starting May 20th. Secretary Vilsack says this program is important to protect environmentally sensitive lands and ensure sustainability of natural waters. He encourages producers to look into CRP’s other enrollment opportunities offered on a continuous, non-competitive, sign-up basis. Sign-up will end on June 14th for this four-week session. The restart for sign-up for continuous CRP will end on September 30th. Previous articleSeed Consultants Announces New SeedsmanNext articleSenate Ag Committee Passes New Farm Bill Gary Truitt Home Indiana Agriculture News Sign-Up Early for Conservation Reserve Program Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Sign-Up Early for Conservation Reserve Program
Top Stories’They Are Warriors’ : SC Calls For Protection Of Health Workers Fighting COVID-19 Pandemic Sanya Talwar8 April 2020 12:14 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Wednesday observed that the health workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic are “warriors” who have to be protected. “They are warriors. They have to be protected”, Justice Ashok Bhushan, heading the bench, observed.The bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and Ravindra Bhat was hearing a bunch of petitions seeking directions to provide adequate number of…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 Wednesday observed that the health workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic are “warriors” who have to be protected. “They are warriors. They have to be protected”, Justice Ashok Bhushan, heading the bench, observed.The bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and Ravindra Bhat was hearing a bunch of petitions seeking directions to provide adequate number of Personal Protective Equipments (PPE), masks, sanitizers, and other requisite materials for doctors, para medical staff, and other frontline workers who are combating the global pandemic. The PILs filed by Dr. Jerryl Banait, Dr. Arushi Jain and Advocate Amit Sahni were taken up by the bench comprising via videoconferencing. The bench asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta if it was possible for Centre to set up a mechanism wherein suggestions from the public at large can be accounted for, not only for the lockdown but also in the regulatory scheme of things.”We have a central control room with officials from home, health, Ayush ministries which are also present at state level. These control rooms are getting calls with suggestions and complaints. The control rooms are taking up these issues”, Solicitor General replied. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta assured the bench that all adequate measures were being taken to ensure the safety of the healthcare workers and frontline staff. “They are Corona Warriors” the Solicitor General added. Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi added that salaries of doctors were being cut during this crisis and stated that without their hard work, the entire system shall collapse. While denying claims of salary cuts, the Solicitor General stated that strict action will be taken against those who cut salaries of doctors during this time. “We have police pickets in all hospitals to ensure that people who should not be mixing with other population should not leave the hospital. The police and government will be walking the extra mile to protect doctors” said Solicitor General Tushar Mehta.Senior Advocate Jaideep Gupta submitted that “the national plan for fighting COVID-19 should be updated instead of taking piecemeal steps” Next Story
Top StoriesVijay Mallya Extradition : Supreme Court Asks Centre To File Status Report In 6 Weeks LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK2 Nov 2020 3:32 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday asked the Union Government to file a status report in six weeks on the progress of extradition process pending in the United Kingdom with respect to fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya .A bench of Justices Lalit & Ashok Bhushan further adjourned sentence hearing on contempt case against Mallya to the third week of January 2021.On August 31, the Supreme Court…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Monday asked the Union Government to file a status report in six weeks on the progress of extradition process pending in the United Kingdom with respect to fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya .A bench of Justices Lalit & Ashok Bhushan further adjourned sentence hearing on contempt case against Mallya to the third week of January 2021.On August 31, the Supreme Court had directed the Ministry of Home Affairs to facilitate and ensure the presence of fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya before it on 5th October, for hearing on sentence in the 2017 contempt case against him.Later, on October 5, the Centre told the Supreme Court that “secret” extradition process was going on to bring fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya to the country but it was not aware about its status.The Centre also told the top court that it was not a party to the proceedings.A bench of Justices U U Lalit and Ashok Bhushan asked Mallya’s lawyer to inform the court what kind of “secret” proceedings are going on to extradite him.Advocate Ankur Saigal, appearing for Mallya, had told the apex court that he was not aware what kind of proceedings are going on. He had said, “I have knowledge that my request against extradition has been rejected”. The bench had also directed Mallya’s lawyers to apprise it by November 2 when can the fugitive businessman appear before the court and when the “secret” proceedings are going to end. Advocate Rajat Nair, appearing for the Centre, had told the court that extradition request has been made as per the direction of the court.Mallya, who is presently facing extradition proceedings in the UK, was held guilty of contempt of court vide order dated May 9, 2017, for transferring money to his children in violation of the Court’s order.On August 31, the top court had dismissed the review petition filed by Mallya in 2017 against the contempt verdict. Before that, the bench had sought for a written explanation from the Registry for not listing the review petition for over three years.Mallya left India on March 2, 2016 in the wake of cases registered by the ED as well as the Central Bureau of Investigation, for alleged fraud and money laundering amounting to an estimated Rs 9,000 crore.In January 2019, he was declared a Fugitive Economic Offender by the India Government under the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act 2018.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Top StoriesMadras Bar Association Moves Supreme Court Challenging Tribunals Reforms Ordinance 2021 Manu Sebastian19 April 2021 3:19 AMShare This – xThe Madras Bar Association has filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court challenging the Tribunals Reforms (Rationalization and Conditions of Service) Ordinance 2021, to the extent it amends Sections 184 and 186 of the Finance Act 2017.Sections 184 and 186 of the Finance Act 2017 give Central Government rule-making power in relation to the mode of appointment, terms of service, allowances…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 Madras Bar Association has filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court challenging the Tribunals Reforms (Rationalization and Conditions of Service) Ordinance 2021, to the extent it amends Sections 184 and 186 of the Finance Act 2017.Sections 184 and 186 of the Finance Act 2017 give Central Government rule-making power in relation to the mode of appointment, terms of service, allowances of members etc., of various Tribunals.The Ordinance, promulgated by the President on April 5, follows the Rules made by the Centre in 2017 and 2020, which came under severe criticism from the Supreme Court. The 2017 Tribunal Rules were quashed by the Supreme Court in the 2019 case Rojer Mathew vs South Indian Bank Ltd and others on the ground that they affected judicial independence. Following that, the Centre framed another set of Rules in February 2020. The Madras Bar Association had challenged the 2020 Tribunal Rules contending that they were inconsistent with the judgments in Rojer Mathew and other precedents. In November last year, the Supreme Court, finding several faults with the 2020 Tribunal Rules, issued a slew of directions to modify them in the case Madras Bar Association vs Union of India.Contending that many provisions of the Tribunal Reforms Ordinance 2021 are contrary to the categorical directions issued by the Supreme Court, the Madras Bar Association has against moved the Supreme Court.Today, Senior Advocate Arvind P Datar mentioned before a bench comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and S Ravindra Bhat the fresh petition challenging the laters Ordinance. The bench agreed to consider the petition on Friday (April 23).The main points raised in the petition are : 1. The Ordinance fixes a minimum age limit of 50 years for appointment as Tribunal Members. This is contrary to the directions in the Madras Bar Association(2020) judgment to amend Rules to make advocates with minimum 10 years of practice eligible as members. The Supreme Court has emphasized the need to appoint younger members in Tribunals to make their functioning robust. Also, when a person below the age of 50 years is eligible to be made a High Court judge, it is anomalous to keep a minimum age limit of 50 years for Tribunals. In Madras Bar Association case, the Supreme Court had observed “Younger advocates who are around 45 years old bring in fresh perspectives. Many states induct lawyers just after 7 years of practice directly as District Judges. If the justice delivery system by tribunals is to be independent and vibrant, absorbing technological changes and rapid advances, it is essential that those practitioners with a certain vitality, energy and enthusiasm are inducted”. 2. The Supreme Court had directed that no voting rights should be given to the Secretary of the parent department in the search-cum-selection committee for Tribunals. However, the Ordinance does not totally exclude such voting rights, and leaves the door open for a Secretary from the parent department to exercise voting rights. 3. The Supreme Court had directed to give 5-year tenure to Chairpersons and Members of Tribunals. This direction was issued by the Court holding that a short-tenure will discourage meritorious candidates. It was also observed that a short-tenure increases executive interference jeopardizing the independence of the Tribunals. However, the Ordinance fixes their term as 4 years. 4. Deprecating the practice of the search-cum-selection committee giving a panel of two names for all appointments, the Supreme Court had directed that the committee should only recommend one name for each post. However, the Ordinance has re-introduced the idea of a panel of two names being recommended by the Committee. 5. The Supreme Court had given a peremptory direction that the Central Government should make appointments within 3 months of the recommendations being given by the Committee. The Ordinance dilutes it by saying that the Central Government should make appointments “preferably within 3 months”. 6. The Supreme Court had given a 5-year term after confirming all appointments made after 26.11.2017. The Ordinance reduces this term to 4 years, overriding the judgment. Thus the conditions of service of existing members have been varied to their detriment, and denying their legitimate expectation.Terming these provisions as amounting to “legislative overruling”, the Association says in the petition that “in the Indian constitutional scheme, judgements passed by the Courts cannot be directly overruled through legislation”. It is highlighted that the Supreme Court issued the directions to ensure greater autonomy and independence for the Tribunals and to make sure that they function more effectively. However, the Ordinance seeks to undermine the Supreme Court judgment in letter and spirit.”…the Petitioner herein submits that Section 12 and 13 of the 2021 Ordinance and Section 184 and 186(2) of the Finance Act, 2017 (as amended by the 2021 Ordinance) ought to be struck down for being violative of Articles 14 and 21 for being arbitrary and unreasonable, against the principles of Separation of Powers and Independence of the Judiciary, and in contravention of previous decisions of this Hon’ble Court”, the plea reads.Seeks establishment of National Tribunal CommissionIn the Madras Bar Association case(2020), the Supreme Court had directed the Central Government to constitute a National Tribunals Commission, which was supposed to act as an independent body to supervise the appointments and functioning of Tribunals, as well as to conduct disciplinary proceedings against members of Tribunals and to take care of administrative and infrastructural needs of the Tribunals.The petitioner bemoans that the Centre has not taken any steps in that direction despite the passage of 4 months after the judgment.Therefore, the Association seeks a further direction to constitute the National Tribunals Commission in a time-bound manner.The Ordinance had also abolished nine appellate tribunals such as the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal, IPAB etc, and had transferred their appellate functions to the High Courts. Those provisions are not challenged in the plea of Madras Bar Association, which confines its challenge only to the changes made to the Finance Act 2017.The petition has been drafted by Advocates Rahul Unnikrishnan, TVS Raghavendra Sreyas and Naveen Hegde and settled by Senior Advocate Arvind P Datar.Also Read – Tribunals Reforms Ordinance : Certain Points Of Concern Next Story
miodrag ignjatovic/iStockBY: JON HAWORTH, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 638,000 people worldwide.Over 15.6 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.The United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 4.1 million diagnosed cases and at least 145,376 deaths.Here is how the news is developing today. All times Eastern. Check back for updates.8:40 a.m.: Brazil’s Bolsonaro tests negative for COVID-19Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro tested negative for COVID-19. He did a PCR test on Friday night according to the Presidential office and received the results today from BRASILIA Military hospital.5:55 a.m.: Social media influencer arrested, apologizes for breaking Hawaii’s mandated 14-day quarantineA 20-year-old woman from Birmingham, Alabama, has been after violating Hawaii’s mandated 14-day quarantine order.Anne S. Salamanca arrived in Honolulu on July 6, and four days later, the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) learned she was out in public breaking the State’s mandatory 14-day quarantine.The HTA subsequently provided the attorney general with videos showing her dancing in a store and dining out with friends.Hawaii Attorney General Clare E. Connors said, “The fact Ms. Salamanca has so many followers makes her actions that much more dangerous and concerning. The spread of misinformation can have very severe consequences during an emergency situation like we are in now.”Salamanca was arrested in Waipahu and booked before relatives bailed her out of jail. She is the 24th person on O‘ahu arrested by the Dept. of the Attorney General for violating the travel self-quarantine order3:01 a.m.: Hundreds of Texas bar owners pledge defiance to governor’s orderHundreds of Texas bar owners say they’ll defy Governor Greg Abbott’s mandate that ordered them closed after a surge in coronavirus cases.Approximately 800 bar owners have promised to participate in an event organized by Fort Worth bar owner Chris Polone called the “Freedom Fest” where bar owners have pledged to open their doors in defiance of the governor’s orders which could place their state liquor licenses in jeopardy.Abbott had previously allowed bars to reopen with restrictions but ordered them to close again on June 26 after the state experienced a resurgence of COVID-19 cases.Bars must adhere to safety measures that include taking customers’ temperatures before entering, maintaining social distancing, requiring face coverings and having hand sanitizer available.The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is aware of the event and will be conducting inspections, said commission spokesman Chris Porter. Violators of the order could face a 30-day suspension of their liquor license.1:14 a.m.: New Orleans closing bars, prohibiting takeout alcohol salesMayor Cantrell made the announcement at a press conference Friday afternoon, saying, “Since we moved to Phase 2, the city has seen an unfavorable trend with the COVID-19 virus.”“As of tomorrow 6 a.m., all bars and restaurants in the city of New Orleans will be prohibited from selling takeout alcohol beverages. So what this essentially will mean is bars will be closed throughout Orleans Parish,” Mayor Cantrell said.“The closure of bars & restricting social gatherings are both recommendations made by the @WhiteHouse #Coronavirus Task Force due to Louisiana’s surging numbers. Dr. Avegno: ‘We agree that restricting activities that are clearly tied to the spread of the virus is common sense.’”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
carlballou/iStockBy William Mansell and Emily Shapiro, ABC News(ROCK HILL, S.C.) — Five people are dead, including a doctor and two of his grandchildren, following a shooting at a home in Rock Hill, South Carolina, on Wednesday afternoon, according to the York County Sheriff’s Office.The suspect, 32-year-old Phillip Adams, was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at a nearby home, the York County Sheriff’s Office said.Adams, a Rock Hill native, was a former NFL player, according to ESPN. He was drafted by San Francisco in the seventh round out of South Carolina State in 2010 and played as a reserve defensive back for five teams in six years from 2010 to 2015.The victims were identified as Dr. Robert Lesslie, 70; his wife, Barbara Lesslie, 69; their grandchildren, 9-year-old Adah Lesslie and 5-year-old Noah Lesslie; and James Lewis, 39, who was working at the home at the time he was shot, authorities said.A sixth person was also shot and survived, officials said.Lewis and the surviving victim — who was in critical condition Thursday morning — were air conditioning techs who were found shot beside their work vans, York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson said.Lewis leaves behind a daughter and two sons, according to a GoFundMe.Robert Lesslie was a well-known doctor in Rock Hill, ABC Charlotte affiliate WSOC reported. He spent many years working in emergency rooms in the Charlotte area, according to his website biography.The sheriff said, “Dr. Lesslie was a pillar in this community.”“He had treated me in the past,” he said.Robert Lesslie and his wife had four children and five grandchildren, his website biography said.The Lesslie family said in a statement, “We are truly in the midst of the unimaginable. The losses we are suffering cannot be uttered at this time.”The family said, “If you would like to do something for the family, Adah and Noah would want you to stock the free pantries and libraries in your community. Barbara and Robert would want you to be good stewards of what you are given, leaving every place better than it was before you got there.”All the deaths are being investigated as homicides, according to the York County Coroner’s Office.The York County Coroner’s Office said Adams was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a nearby home on the same road as the Lesslies, following a standoff.“We did recover evidence at the scene that linked Mr. Adams to that area definitively,” Tolson said at a news conference Thursday.A motive has not been determined, Tolson said.“There is nothing about this right now that makes sense to any of us,” the sheriff said.Rock Hill is about 26 miles south of Charlotte, North Carolina.South Carolina Rep. Ralph Norman said Robert and Barbara Lesslie were his close friends.“Through the decades, they made such an incredible impact on our area and the lives of countless people,” Norman said in a statement.“It is impossible to imagine the grief that the extended Lesslie family must be feeling,” he said. “I also want to send my sincere condolences to the family of James Lewis.”Joel and Steven Long, co-owners of GSM Services, the company which employed Lewis and the man who was shot and survived, said in a statement, “Our team at GSM Services is heart broken.”“Both men involved in this incident are long-standing, beloved members of our family at GSM. These men embody the values we strive to achieve at GSM and are family focused, up-beat, and wonderful team members who cared about all the people they encountered,” the Longs said. “In the coming days, our focus is on helping these families and our team members cope with this tragedy.”The NFL said in a statement, “Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the victims of these devastating tragedies.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.