August 24

Ontario Lottery and Gaming chief Rigby to exit

first_img Ontario Lottery and Gaming chief Rigby to exit The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has announced that Stephen Rigby is to step down as its president and chief executive after five years at the helm. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has announced that Stephen Rigby is to step down as its president and chief executive after five years at the helm.Rigby will remain in his role until this summer when a replacement is appointed, and also work with the new leadership to assist with the transition of power.During his time in charge, OLG’s returns from gambling in the Canadian province has grown from CAN$1.7bn (£950.1m/€1.09bn/US$1.24bn) in 2015 to almost $2.5bn. Growth is to continue into the coming years, reaching $3bn by the state’s 2022-23 fiscal year.Rigby also oversaw the opening of four new casinos in Belleville, Peterborough, Chatham and Sarnia, while construction is ongoing at other facilities in Pickering, North Bay and the Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre.Read the full story on iGB North America. 9th March 2020 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino & gamescenter_img Topics: Casino & games Lottery People Sports betting Strategy Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Regions: Canada Ontariolast_img read more

July 12

Sanlam Kenya Plc ( 2009 Annual Report

first_imgSanlam Kenya Plc ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about Sanlam Kenya Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sanlam Kenya Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sanlam Kenya Plc (  2009 annual report.Company ProfileSanlam Kenya Plc (formerly Pan Africa Insurance Holdings Co. Ltd) is an insurance company which underwrites classes of short- and long-term insurance businesses in Kenya. The company offers services for ordinary life insurance, superannuation, general insurance and investments; providing individual life, group and general insurance products as well as investment management services. Sanlam Kenya underwrites life and non-life insurance risks associated with death, disability, credit protection, education, retirement, mortgage protection and property protection. It also has expertise in financial planning and retirement fund management and offers solutions for investment and wealth management as well as diversified asset management solutions. Formerly known as Pan Africa Insurance Holdings Limited, the company changed its name to Sanlam Kenya Plc in 2016. The company is a subsidiary of Hubris Holdings Limited with its head office in Nairobi, Kenya. Sanlam Kenya Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

July 12

Consolidated Hallmark Insurance ( Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgConsolidated Hallmark Insurance ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Consolidated Hallmark Insurance ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Consolidated Hallmark Insurance ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Consolidated Hallmark Insurance (  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileConsolidated Hallmark Insurance (CHIPLC) Plc is a general insurance company in Nigeria offering products for automotive, travel, fire, marine, home, personal, bonds and special risk cover. The company has taken a leadership role in the underwriting of key transactions in the aviation, oil and gas, marine cargo, hull and motor sectors. Consolidated Hallmark Insurance Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Consolidated Hallmark Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

June 19

Get to know the Apopka business community at Thursday’s Expo

first_imgPRINT YOUR TICKETS TODAY! From the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Currently, we have over 60 business and organizations that will be participating this year including: Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 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 center_img 3 Guys Solar LLC9Round 30min KickBox FitnessA&C PrintingAbacus Accounting LLCAddition FinancialAdventHealth ApopkaApopka Quick MartATEC TRAVELBaldwin-Fairchild Funeral HomeBeazer Homes Orlando DivisionCamp GladiatorCareerSource Central FloridaCentral Florida Expressway AuthorityCenturyLinkCinq Recruitment LLCCity of ApopkaCobblestone Insurance AgencyCornerstone Hospice & Palliative CareCourtyard Orlando Altamonte/MaitlandD&G General Contracting CompanyDave Gentry of Edward JonesDealer ServicesDebbie Turner Cancer Care & Resource Center Inc.Edible Arrangements #1672 ApopkaElectronic LocksmithEmery Medical Solutions, IncFirst American TitleFirst Card Merchant ServicesFlorida Door SolutionsGeoWell Construction, LLCGramac Printing/Atek Ind.Great Florida Insurance of ApopkaHabitat For Humanity in Seminole County & Greater ApopkaHealthSpeaksHighland Memory Gardens & Funeral HomeIBERIABANKInjury Health & WellnessInsight Credit UnionJDog Junk Removal & Hauling – ApopkaKB Home Orlando, LLCLegalShield – Lee MillerModern OrthodonticsMurray Insurance AgencyOrange County Property AppraiserOrange County Supervisor of ElectionsOrlando HealthPrestige Realty ConsultantsSam’s Club of ApopkaSeacoast BankSelf – Help Credit UnionSonny’s BBQStaples, Inc.The Apopka Chief and PlanterThe Apopka VoiceThe HITFIT Gym – ApopkaTrustco BankUCF Business Incubator – ApopkaVFW Post 10147 Apopka/Altamonte SpringsWatson Realty – Jodi CanahuateWillingham SolutionsYour Hometown Station! 1520 WBZW Please join us at the 2nd Annual Apopka Area Business Expo this Thursday, May 16th. With over 60 businesses and organizations participating, you won’t want to miss out on this fantastic community event for consumers, business leaders, and even your family and friends!The Apopka Area Business Expo, in partnership with the City of Apopka, will allow our local businesses to showcase their products and services, gain unique opportunities to qualify leads, build strong business relationships and provide detailed information face-to-face about their business.Admission is FREE TO THE PUBLIC and this after-hours event will be one of the best ways to bring together hundreds of potential customers, business owners, chamber members, and employees, all in one exciting evening!Food – Cash Bar – Raffle Prizes – Countless Leads It will be a fantastic community event and we look forward to seeing you there! Please enter your name here PRINT YOUR TICKETS TODAY! PRINT YOUR TICKETS TODAY! TAGSApopka Area Business ExpoApopka Area Chamber of Commerce Previous articleDemings weighs in on health care, housing, and the Mueller ReportNext article10 Ways to Make Your Home Design Kid-Friendly Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

June 16

New name for catering services charity

first_imgNew name for catering services charity AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  62 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 January 2012 | News The BaxterStorey Foundation, a registered charity set up by contract catering company BaxterStorey’s, has been renamed the WSH Foundation to enable all Westbury Street Holdings’ (WSH) companies to contribute funds.Funds raised through the Foundation are used to support local schools in establishing kitchen gardens and donations are regularly made to other charities, including Hospitality Action and Springboard.WSH companies comprise BaxterStorey, benugo, Caterlink, Holroyd Howe and Portico.A board of WSH trustees has been appointed to provide strategic ./guidance as to where the Foundation can make the biggest difference with its donations.Alastair Storey, Chief Executive of WSH, commented: “As a company we have strong aspirations to build on the achievements of the BaxterStorey Foundation. We felt it was appropriate to rename it the WSH Foundation so we can capture the wide array of fundraising undertaken in our other companies and maximise the donations WSH’s School Kitchen Garden project supports UK schools in setting up and maintaining kitchen gardens.”To date, the Foundation made grants of over £68,000 to 38 schools for a kitchen garden.Schools can apply for funding at any time. Applications for funds from the Foundation should be made in writing to Helen Storey, The WSH Foundation, The Waterfront, 300 Thames Valley Park Drive, Reading, Berkshire RG6 Tagged with: corporate Funding About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

June 14

USDA Announces More Than 3.4 Million Acres Selected for General Signup…

first_img More than 3.4 million acres have been accepted in the general Conservation Reserve Program. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue made the announcement Thursday. County offices will begin notifying producers with accepted offers no later than April 3.Through CRP, farmers and ranchers receive an annual rental payment for establishing long-term, resource-conserving plant species, such as approved grasses or trees, to control soil erosion, improve water quality and enhance wildlife habitat on cropland. Farmers and ranchers who participate in CRP help provide numerous benefits to the nation’s environment and economy.“The Conservation Reserve Program is one of our nation’s largest conservation endeavors and is critical in helping producers better manage their operations while conserving valuable natural resources,” Perdue said. “The program marked its 35th anniversary this year, and we were quite pleased to see one of our largest signups in many years.”Over these 35 years, CRP has addressed multiple concerns while ensuring the most competitive offers are selected by protecting fragile and environmentally sensitive lands, improving water quality, enhancing wildlife populations, providing pollinator forage habitat, sequestering carbon in soil and enhancing soil productivity. Seventy percent of the nation’s land is owned and tended privately, and America’s farmers, ranchers and landowners have willingly stepped up to protect the environment and natural resources.This general signup included offers for State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE), which allows producers to install practices that benefit high-priority, locally developed wildlife conservation objectives using targeted restoration of vital habitat. Over 95 percent of SAFE offers submitted were accepted under this general signup representing more than 487,500 acres. This acceptance level highlights the commitment to SAFE as an important part of CRP.The 2018 Farm Bill established a nationwide acreage limit for CRP, with the total number of acres that may be enrolled capped at 24.5 million acres in 2020 and growing to 27 million by 2023.While the deadline for general CRP signup was February 28, 2020, signups for continuous CRP, Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, CRP Grasslands and the Soil Health and Income Protection Program (SHIPP) are ongoing. The CRP Grasslands deadline is May 15, and the SHIPP signup begins March 30, 2020, and ends August 21, 2020.Continuous and Grasslands enrollments are available nationwide.  All counties located within the Prairie Pothole region states of Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota are eligible for SHIPP.This spring, FSA will roll out a new pilot conservation program, the Clean Lakes, Estuaries, and Rivers 30 (CLEAR 30).USDA Service Centers are open for business by phone appointment only and field work will continue with appropriate social distancing. While our program delivery staff will continue to come into the office, they will be working with our producers by phone, and using online tools whenever possible. All Service Center visitors wishing to conduct business with the FSA, Natural Resources Conservation Service, or any other Service Center agency are required to call their Service Center to schedule a phone appointment. More information can be found at state-by-state information on general signup results, visit SHARE By USDA Communications – Mar 26, 2020 Previous articleCOVID-19 Relief Package Provides Help to Rural AmericaNext articleFSA Makes Changes to Farm Loan, Disaster, Conservation and Safety Net Programs USDA Communications USDA Announces More Than 3.4 Million Acres Selected for General Signup Conservation Reserve Program SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Announces More Than 3.4 Million Acres Selected for General Signup Conservation…last_img read more

June 4

Dream Machine brings a little magic to Limerick “miracle” boy (3)

first_img3 year old Cian from Limerick enjoying his birthday party with some of his favourite Disney characters.Cian Murphy has been extremely ill since the day he was born and spent the first 21 months of his life in Our Lady’s Hospital for Children in Crumlin.Cian has an unknown diagnosis. He has a tracheostomy, is on a ventilator and also has congenital cardiac and endocrine issues.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cian only returned home to Limerick in October 2013 and now, in conjunction with the Limerick Regional hospital, is doing very well since his return. According to his mum Orla “He has had a few blips since he came home but thankfully he is now doing great, even starting pre school in January. He is our miracle little man and we are very proud of him.”So, when Cian’s SNA (Special Needs Assistant) Majella contacted Share A Dream to see if they could make Cian’s 3rd birthday a very special day with a visit from their magical Dream Machine, they immediately said they would love to.Last Saturday January 17 the magical Dream Machine arrived to his home in Rhebogue along with Woody, Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse followed by Cian’s cousins and friends. After Cian and all his friends enjoyed the birthday party inside his home with all the characters they then spent an hour enjoying the magic that is the “Dream Machine.”“We work with hundreds of very special children like Cian all over Ireland and it’s such a wonderful privilege for our volunteers to be part of something so special and sharing a wonderful dream with absolute angels”, said Shay Kinsella, founder of Share A Dream.Mum Orla said: “Thank you so much Share A Dream for all the happy memories you gave us. Cian and all the family absolutely loved it! It’s wonderful the joy Share A Dream bring to so many children like our little Cian. Thank you.”Share a Dream rely solely on the generosity of the community and if you can think you can help contact them at or [email protected] NewsDream Machine brings a little magic to Limerick “miracle” boy (3)By Staff Reporter – January 20, 2015 745 Twitter Print Critically ill boy transferred to Dublin hospital after cliff fall TAGSAbirthdayboycharactersdreamfoundationhospitallimerickmachinepartyRegionalshare Previous articleLimerick to benefit from Irish TV Munster HubNext articleThree strikes for Limerick in Irish Times Theatre Awards Staff Reporter Facebook Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Advertisement Emaillast_img read more

June 4

Limerick Mothercare store to close

first_imgTwitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email NewsLimerick Mothercare store to closeBy John Keogh – October 28, 2015 2610 center_img Previous articleSeparation, by way of War of IndependenceNext articleRugby – Felix Jones forced to retire from the game John Keogh Print TAGSCruises’ StreetlimerickMothercare Ireland Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Facebook Linkedin WhatsApp  THE Mothercare branch on Limerick’s Cruises Street is to close early next year, with the possible loss of up to seven jobs.Mothercare Ireland has announced that the city centre branch was one of three stores set to close as the High Court approved the company’s exit from examinership. Its remaining 15 Irish stores, including the second Limerick branch in the Crescent Shopping Centre, will remain open.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mothercare Ireland entered the examinership process in July in a bid to restructure its business and secure its long-term future. It has also secured a 30 per cent rent reduction on all its Irish stores.last_img read more

May 26

Where Free Speech Is A Path To Lose Personal Liberty: After 70 Years Of Constitutional Democracy

first_imgColumnsWhere Free Speech Is A Path To Lose Personal Liberty: After 70 Years Of Constitutional Democracy Prof M Sridhar Acharyulu26 Nov 2020 1:41 AMShare This – xWe celebrate 70 years of Constitutional Governance in India, i.e., Bharath on 26th November 2020 with Damocles sword on free speech that could deprive personal liberty. None is bothered about those innocent, not very popular, common journalists and protestors who were arrested for talking against the establishment or protesting against Government policies like the Citizenship…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?LoginWe celebrate 70 years of Constitutional Governance in India, i.e., Bharath on 26th November 2020 with Damocles sword on free speech that could deprive personal liberty. None is bothered about those innocent, not very popular, common journalists and protestors who were arrested for talking against the establishment or protesting against Government policies like the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). In recent times, several Journalists have been charged under the sedition law, the Official Secrets Act, for incitement to riots and under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). Left wing thinkers, poets and academicians are arrested without any convincing evidence or charge, and are denied bail by the Courts. Why Sudha Bharadwaj, a professor should be denied bail? Why Varavara Rao, a teacher and poet should suffer incarceration without much to suspect him? It is the same Mumbai Police along with NIA that denies bail to these academicians. Why there is no condemnation of the repeated arrests and harassment of a good doctor named Kafeel Khan? Why some are happy about it. Why is it ok for Umar Khalid to rot in jail? A journalist in Yogi Adityanath’s Uttar Pradesh was booked and accused of criminal conspiracy for exposing how a government school was serving roti and salt for mid-day meals. A journalist in Tamil Nadu was arrested for his Covid-19 coverage. Another journalist in Gujarat was arrested and charged with sedition merely for a speculative story that the state may get a new Chief Minister. A Kerala born journalist was arrested when he went to Hathras to report the notorious gang rape. The Union Home Ministry is opposing dropping of sedition charges against journalist Vinod Dua for critically analysing Modi Government. Parashar Biswas, a journalist in Tripura was beaten up after criticising Chief Minister Biplab Deb’s threat to the media for their reporting on his handling of Covid-19 pandemic. Some journalists in Kashmir were detained and assaulted by police during the Covid lockdown. The newspapers are shut down in Kashmir, Internet was shut down for months, leaders are kept in house arrest, habeas corpus writ petitions are pending unanswered or not scheduled. Personal liberty & Affordability Personal liberty is equated with the Right to life under Article 21 of our Constitution. This constitutional right cannot depend on the persons asking for it and personalities arguing for them or personalities deciding it. It should be on principles of liberty as ‘established by law’, which is the crucial expression used in the repository Article of Constitutional Rights- Art 21. Whether the personal liberty depends on affordability to reach the Apex Court and hire advocates who have greater rapport with establishment and judges? Pre-trial arrest: Draconian power If the purpose of arrest is served without arresting him, any person should not be arrested. This is the principle of personal liberty. The power of pre-trial arrest is the draconian power in the hands of police and their political bosses, which is misused, abused, and unused for their own vested interests. Hence every pre-trial arrest must be reviewed in judiciary. Once FIR is filed and police pursues it with local courts, it is difficult to get the FIR quashed. Whether there is any evidence or not, threat of pre-trial arrest looms large and bail is the only hope journalists and protestors look for. None knows whether prosecutors have enough evidence to convict the accused, but even before the charge-sheet is filed hundreds or thousands languish in jails without bail. This is the modus operandi of all the Governments, states or centre. The power is politically misused to suppress the voices against their Governments. The media and civil society discuss only popular accused but refuse to acknowledge the breach of personal liberty of many. Why Supreme Court does not have time for them? Why their cases do not come up before the liberal judges and famous lawyers? How many could afford the top lawyers who could secure bail from any court or the Top Court? Criminality in Arnab’s case One must see the criminality in Arnab Manoranjan Goswamy’s case that led to his controversial arrest. It was not for his journalistic TV shows but for non-payment that led two persons of a family to commit suicide. Investigating and arresting Arnab in such a criminal case should be a step in enforcing the rule of law. He has no immunity just because he is a journalist, though alleged to be pro-BJP campaigning anchor of a TV channel. At the same time, he would not lose his liberty on the grounds of his bias for the ruling party. Arnab shouted for arrest of Rhea Chakraborty, alleging that she was responsible for abetment of suicide of the film actor, Sushant Singh Rajput. And it is a paradox that he was arrested for the similar charge. He is an accused anchor against whom there is an FIR, suicide note and primary evidence that supports allegation of abetment to suicide of two persons. He demanded arrest of Rhea, a friend of Rajput who committed suicide, though there is no suicide note or complaints or any piece or trace of evidence. It became a political issue for Bihar Elections. The case against Arnab is for abetment to suicide under 306 of the Indian Penal Code. Mr. Anvay Naik, then Managing Director of Concorde Designs Private Limited, and his mother Kumud were found dead in their home in Kavir village of Alibaug in May 2018. Naik was found hanging in Alibaug and his mother was found strangled to death. Later a suicide letter was recovered naming the owners of three companies — Arnab Goswami of Republic TV, Feroz Shaikh of IcastX/Skimedia and Neetish Sarda of Smartworks — saying they owed Naik’s firm Rs 83 lakh, Rs 4 crore and Rs 55 lakh, respectively. Anvay Naik purportedly wrote in the note that he and his mother decided to take the extreme step as the owners of the three companies did not clear the payments. In April 2019, the Raigad Police said there was no evidence in the case and a local court allowed the case to be closed. But the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government comprising the Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party and the Congress, reopened it. The question again is whether closure and reopening of case against a politically biased journalist are genuine or vitiated by political bias? “There was always this question as to whether the government had been too hasty in burying this case,” Shekhar Gupta said. After Naik’s daughter met the Home Minister, the latter asked CID to reopen the case. Besides CID investigation, the police had authority of local court to reopen the case. In the words of Shekhar Gupta, “So a prominent face in the media, who might have been the darling of the establishment earlier, was now no longer the darling of the establishment in the state now. That is the nub of the politics here”. Giving it to CBI It will be interesting to hear the Union Ministers saying the state police is harassing one journalist. At a point of time it appears that this journalist is caught in feud between ruling party at centre and state. Arnab Goswami and Republic TV made the Sushant Singh Rajput case into a very big story and it played into Bihar’s politics. The central government and the Bihar government, which is a BJP-allied government, intervened in the case. A criminal case is booked in a state different than where the crime is committed. Murder case is registered in Bihar for the crime in Maharashtra. Shekhar Gupta also pointed out that in this case, the Centre and the state together asked the Supreme Court if the case could be transferred to the CBI and the Top Court granted it. The central agencies, CBI and Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) came into play then. Actor Rhea Chakraborty and her brother were arrested and denied bail for a long time. Selective listings? Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Dushyant Dave wrote a letter to the Secretary General of Supreme Court lodging strong protest on selective listing of Arnab’s bail appeal. Kapil Sibal pointed out plight of Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan, who was arrested while he was on his way to Hathras, Uttar Pradesh, to report on the alleged gang-rape and murder of a woman in Hathras. The Supreme Court did not hear Kappan’s petition and asked him to approach the trial court. Arnab is privileged to get his case listed and secure interim bail. Chandrachud’s order Justice Chandrachud, while granting bail to Arnab made certain comments, which we do not find in the interim order. He lamented high courts not giving bail, leaving people languishing in jail for months, which had burdened the Top Court with bail cases. Indian Supreme Court takes heavy burden of cases every year compared to any top court in any democratic country. Most of them are bail cases. One must agree with the question posed by Justice Chandrachud; “If constitutional courts don’t protect liberty, who will?” His final judgement is reserved. That might explain some legal nuances of his conclusions. His interim order is simply given out brief facts and concluded with interim bail. His oral observations are staple food for media next day. He observed that he disagreed with Goswami’s position that police cannot investigate the case further if a closure report has been filed in a case where there is an offence but evidence has not been traced, which we might find in his final draft of judgment. At the same time, Justice Chandrachud shared his “deep concern” at the growing trend of states “targeting” those who follow a different ideology than that of the government. He recalled a case from West Bengal where a girl, who tweeted that the coronavirus was not being dealt with, was issued a police notice. “They did this, saying we will show you reality,” he remarked. He also said that Arnab Goswami cannot be punished or treated inhumanly merely because his style of presenting news does not suit the state government. He advised: “Forget the way he screams and yells. I do not watch this news channel, but what concerns me is the value ascribed to human liberty. We are deeply concerned about it. Our democracy is extraordinary resilient, and governments must ignore all this. This is not the basis on which elections are fought”. “If constitutional courts do not interfere today, then we are travelling the path of destruction, undeniably. We must send a message to the High Courts today that please exercise your jurisdiction to uphold personal liberty,” Justice Chandrachud said. This is also not part of the interim order. We do not know about final judgment. Why do you watch his TV? Another of his comment widely reported is: “You do not watch a channel if you do not like it. I myself prefer to cuddle with a good book,” while responding to Kapil Sibal, the Senior Advocate who appeared for Maharashtra Government and the State’s Police. He was right when he said judges should ignore the twitter comments on judgments. While this case of abetment to suicide is not related to Arnab’s journalistic profession, and another case pertaining to his resistance while arresting, all other cases arise out of his TV shows and their controversial content, which rooted in certain offences under IPC and Cable TV laws. Assault on arresting officers? One case of alleged assault on woman constable while resisting arrest was booked against Goswami under the Indian Penal Code, under the provisions relating to assault or using criminal force to deter a public servant from discharging duty, intentional insult to provoke breach of peace, and criminal intimidation. The FIR named his wife, Samyabrata Goswami, their son and two others. Arnab Goswami has, in turn, alleged that the police assaulted him. Cases on TV shows Five other cases concerning reports and TV shows have been registered against Goswami and Republic TV by the MVA government so far. BJP is leading the mantle of opposition in Maharashtra and championing the cause of personal liberty and press freedom with limited reference to Arnab, who openly voices for their political causes. a) Mumbai Police filed FIR against senior editors and newsroom staff of Republic TV for airing news about a “revolt” within the force against its commissioner Param Bir Singh under sections of the Police (Incitement to Disaffection) Act, 1922, and claims the editors and staff “attempted to incite disaffection” among members of the police. b) Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh told media on 8 October that a “racket” of private channels allegedly manipulating their Television Rating Points (TRPs) to get more revenue was discovered against the owners of Republic TV, Fakt Marathi and Box Cinema. c) Many filed FIRs against Republic TV’s coverage of the Palghar mob lynching incident on 16 April, wherein three Mumbai residents — two Hindu sadhus and their driver — who were on their way to Silvassa in the Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli, were lynched by residents of Gadchinchale on the suspicion that they were thieves. The Mumbai Police sent a show cause notice Arnab Goswami, saying his comments could create communal disharmony and hatred between Hindus and Muslims, and asking why a bond of good behaviour should not be taken from him. d) There are 15 FIRs filed mostly by Maharashtra Congress workers against Arnab’s allegation against Sonia Gandhi that she is getting Sadhus killed and reporting to Italy. Then activist Nilesh Navlakhs invoked sections of the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995, against Goswami for alleged stirring up communal hatred and divide on his news channel. e) In another show Goswami questioned gathering of a crowd of migrant workers on 14 April outside Mumbai’s Bandra Railway Station demanding transportation to return to their homes during Covid19, breaking norms of physical distancing etc. Police booked FIR against Goswami for trying to spread hatred against the Muslim community and booked him under various sections of the Indian Penal Code. Right wing politicians do not condemn arrests of journalists and protestors and others hesitate to condemn arrest of Arnab. The response of civil society to onslaught on free speech and liberty is also divided on political and communal lines. Whether governments are really interested in rule of law or freedom of speech. The hypocrisy on either side is equally notorious, which was exposed by Arnab’s arrest. If every person’s personal liberty does not have same value, we cannot call ourselves a rule of law society. If Constitution of India does not help a person or citizen to secure personal liberty from pre-trial arrest for vehemently criticising draconian policy of a Government, we cannot describe ourselves as democracy with 70 years of Constitutional governance.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

May 25

Power outages affecting parts of Donegal

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Previous articleBanks back on board at SligoNext articleRespond confirm keys have been handed over following delays News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook By News Highland – December 4, 2020 Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Power outages are affecting a number of parts of Donegal this afternoon.Hundreds of homes in Milford, Rossgier and Glencolumbkille are currently without electric as strong winds continue to batter the county.ESB say power should be restored to all areas by 5pm this evening.A status yellow wind warning for the entire country remains in place until tomorrow morning at 6am.Motorists in Donegal are urged to drive with care due to fallen trees and debris in some areas. WhatsApp Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furthercenter_img Pinterest Power outages affecting parts of Donegal WhatsApp Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications last_img read more