Hamish Watson wins Player of the Six Nations award

first_imgThe back row is a ferociously competitive area in Lions terms, but Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill believes Watson has earned a call-up.“He’s been the standout for Scotland,” he said. “He’s been consistently good. He hasn’t just played well one game and then had an average game the next. Hopefully that will put him in a really strong position for the Lions tour. He could not have done any more than he has.”The six nominees for Player of the Six Nations were chosen by a panel comprising two media representatives from each participating nation. Watson is the third back-row to take the accolade following Welshmen Martyn Williams and Dan Lydiate.No escape: Watson tackles Ben Youngs on the way to a famous Scottish victory at Twickenham (Inpho)SIX NATIONS PLAYER OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS2004 Gordon D’Arcy Ireland2005 Martyn Williams Wales2006 Brian O’Driscoll Ireland2007 Brian O’Driscoll Ireland2008 Shane Williams Wales2009 Brian O’Driscoll Ireland2010 Tommy Bowe Ireland2011 Andrea Masi Italy2012 Dan Lydiate Wales2013 Leigh Halfpenny Wales2014 Mike Brown England2015 Paul O’Connell Ireland2016 Stuart Hogg Scotland2017 Stuart Hogg Scotland2018 Jacob Stockdale Ireland2019 Alun Wyn Jones Wales2020 Antoine Dupont France2021 Hamish Watson ScotlandAccepting his award, Watson told scottishrugby.org: “I’m very surprised, obviously loads of top players were up for the award. It’s full credit to the whole team because without them, boys can’t win these personal accolades.“The Scotland team we’re all playing in at the moment is a great team and we really believe we can achieve things in the next few years. We think we’re heading in the right direction.” “He’s been one of our best players for a number of years,” Scotland captain Hogg told the BBC. “But I think in this Six Nations he has really come into his own.“He hardly missed a tackle. His work-rate is not only in games; during the week he really drives standards, he gets the best out of his body.“He has been phenomenal for a number of years now and this Six Nations has put him up there with the best sevens, definitely in Britain if not the world.”Watson’s performances helped Scotland bookend their championship with away wins against England and France. And he has surely cemented his place on the British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa, four years after he missed out on selection for the trip to New Zealand. Tough to stop: Hamish Watson shows his power against Italy during the 2021 Six Nations (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Hamish Watson wins Player of the Six Nations awardScotland flanker Hamish Watson has been named Guinness Six Nations Player of the Championship by fans. He is the second Scottish winner following Stuart Hogg’s back-to-back accolades in 2016 and 2017.More than 125,000 votes were cast – the biggest tally to date – and Watson captured 35% of those to finish ahead of 2020 victor Antoine Dupont (France), Welshmen Louis Rees-Zammit and Taulupe Faletau, and Ireland duo Robbie Henshaw and Tadhg Beirne.Related: Ten things you should know about Hamish Watson The 29-year-old Edinburgh flanker made 67 carries – the second-highest figure behind Ireland’s CJ Stander – and covered 321 metres with ball in hand. Man of the Match against Italy, he scored a try against Ireland and missed just one of his 56 tackle attempts across the tournament. In addition, only four players surpassed his four turnovers.Perhaps most remarkable of all is that Watson didn’t concede a single penalty in the championship, a fiendishly difficult feat for a specialist ‘fetcher’ at the breakdown.center_img The dynamic Scotland flanker pips a star-studded field to take the accolade and reaffirm his credentials for a place on this summer’s British & Irish Lions tour Certainly Gregor Townsend, who is tipped to be part of the Lions coaching team, is unlikely to disagree, having kept Watson on the field for all but 14 minutes of this year’s Six Nations. Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Focus Ireland income jumps by over 30%

first_img  172 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Howard Lake | 19 December 2017 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Ireland Research / statistics  171 total views,  3 views today In the midst of its most important fundraising period of the year, homelessness charity Focus Ireland accounts for last year show a big increase in fundraising income.Voluntary income increased from €7.4 million in 2015 in to €10.7 million last year. Total income, which includes funding from the government, also grew from €22 million to €26.4 million.All Focus’s charitable income categories grew last year. Public fundraising increased from €4.8 million to €5.4 million in 2016, ‘partnership and philanthropy’ was up from €1.5 million to €2.2 million, corporate and campaigns from €586,000 to €700,000, capital donations from €320,000 to €1.9 million and shops raised €384,000.Large grants of note were €213,000 from Bord Gas Energy, €91,000 from Human Dignity Foundation and €77,000 from the Joseph Rowntree Trust.Two Christmas campaigns which were particularly successful for Focus this time last year were the Shine a Light Night which raised €500,000 and involved over 100 CEOs and 450 employees from 54 companies and Christmas FM which brought in €360,000.Focus Ireland said a total of 782 companies supported the charity through corporate partnerships, donations, employee giving and payroll giving. 15,000 also people helped Focus through regular giving, donations and fundraising events.Focus spent €2.3 million on fundraising last year, up from €1.8 million the year before which represented 22% and 24% of funds raised respectively. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Focus Ireland income jumps by over 30% Advertisementlast_img read more

Covid-19: Call for charities to answer sector-wide survey to assess impact

first_imgCovid-19: Call for charities to answer sector-wide survey to assess impact The Institute of Fundraising has launched a sector-wide survey together with NCVO and CFG to try and assess how coronavirus will impact charities, and is asking charities to participate, with a deadline of Monday 23 March.The sector bodies have been working together to influence and shape government policy on future support for the sector and need evidence of this kind to help them inform decisions.They say that they expect fundraising directors/finance directors, or those with the overview of their charity’s finances, to predominantly be the ones filling out the survey and appreciate that respondents might not have the time or information to answer every question, but that every response will be useful.The deadline of 23 March is necessarily short because of the need to move quickly, and so that the results can feed into policy asks.The survey can be accessed here. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. The IoF and Fundraising Regulator have also today (18 March) issued advice for all charities to reflect seriously on whether they should continue public fundraising, due to the increased health risk to the general population with Covid-19.Following the government’s advice on social distancing, they advise carrying out a thorough risk assessment, with any decision to continue public fundraising documented and made at the most senior level.Based on the IoF’s data on year-on-year sign ups, it predicts that if no further face to face fundraising happens in 2020/2021, there would be a loss of 800,000 supporters who would have signed up to charitable causes through door to door, street and private site fundraising, which could lead to hundreds of millions of pounds in lost income in lost income for charities over the next few years and up to 3,000 job losses if face-to-face agencies go under.It has a blog series on what fundraisers can do to mitigate the impact, and will continue to update the coronavirus information page for fundraisers as events develop.The IoF says it is ‘taking active steps to do all we can to help support the public fundraising sector and our members, both charities and agencies, at this uniquely difficult time.’It has already:Called on Government to provide a safety net for charities through emergency funding and other supportCalled on Government to ensure that fundraising agencies are able to access financial support (such as the Coronavirus Business Interruption Scheme) noting that it estimates 3,000 public fundraising jobs are at risk in the sectorIn addition, it will be taking the following steps:Convening a virtual forum for charities/fundraising agencies to discuss how best to work together and support each otherAdvising charities and agencies to talk to each other to see where any work can be postponed, or alternative plans put in place, to ensure the future sustainability of public fundraisingProviding additional support and guidance where we can including getting as much clarity as possible as to how long this suspension of activity will need to be in placeThe Fundraising Regulator will also be publishing practical advice over the coming days and weeks as the situation develops.  347 total views,  2 views today Tagged with: COVID-19 researchcenter_img  348 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Melanie May | 18 March 2020 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more

Prisoners, workers vs. pandemic profiteers

first_imgSeattleWorker actions and organizing to save lives during the coronavirus pandemic have run into conflict with the capitalists’ efforts to make all the profits they can during this crisis.More than 300 imprisoned im/migrants have joined a mass hunger strike in Tacoma, Wash., protesting a coronavirus epidemic that is spreading within the Northwest Detention Center (NWDC). The prison is run for profit by the GEO Group under Immigration and Customs Enforcement control.Boeing’s Renton plant.La Resistencia, a local prisoner solidarity organization, reports that detainees are now striking in six other detention prisons in Georgia, Florida and Louisiana. This is the 20th hunger strike for justice, and maybe the largest, to take place in the Tacoma prison in recent years. The prisoners contacted La Resistencia, which is holding motorcade support actions for them on March 30 and 31.The prisoners said in a press release: “We want to be released because, in here, there’s no protection from the virus. We are on a hunger strike because we know it’s not true that we will receive medical care in the NWDC.”The strike is indefinite, with plans to continue until the following demands are met: 1) Provide humanitarian visas for those inside. 2) Reunite those inside with their families. 3) Stop all deportation and immigration proceedings until the pandemic has concluded.Prisoners in detention centers, along with those in other state and federal prisons, are standing up against any “final solution” in these concentration camps.  Even the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has described detention centers like theNWDC as “tinderboxes” where a spark can set off a terrible and rapid spread of disease among those detained.Boeing workers force company shutdownBoeing finally shut down all its Washington state plants after a Machinists union (IAMAW) shop steward died from COVID-19 on March 22. The South Everett plant where the shop steward worked had most of the 25 coronavirus cases at Boeing’s local facilities. The South Everett plant, with 36,000 workers, was not shut down until “anger at management had grown to a near mutinous pitch,” according to the March 23 Seattle Times.The Boeing shutdown is for two weeks, but could be longer.  The workers are to receive two weeks pay.Machinists at Boeing had been complaining for some time about the lack of cleaning and sanitizing in the plants. A South Everett worker said, “I have not seen a single employee clean inside of an airplane, where the majority of employees spend their day working in confined spaces in groups of up to eight people.”Boeing is slated to receive a multi-billion-dollar chunk of the $2.2 trillion bailout plan just passed by Congress. As a “national security” contractor, Boeing is resistant to shutdowns and favored by Wall Street, but it can be forced to bend under working-class pressure.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases

first_imgBenton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit TCU, former professor each file motions for judgment in discrimination lawsuit Twitter printOver 2,000 TCU students, faculty and staff received a COVID-19 vaccine last week and more doses are on the way. Roughly 36% of the campus community has now been given at least one dose of either the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Chancellor Victor Boschini has said that the university may be able to reach herd immunity if more than 70% are fully vaccinated. 4,471 vaccines had been reported on the university dashboard as of Tuesday April 13. A majority of the 2,024 doses given out last week came at a walk-up clinic at Among G. Carter Stadium. TCU nursing students administered 1,335 doses of the single-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine at the clinic. Senior nursing major Bailey Cook (right) administers a COVID-19 vaccine at the university’s walk-up clinic (TCU/Instagram) Senior nursing major Bailey Cook participated in the clinic and gave out shots throughout the afternoon of April 6. “I really appreciated this clinic in particular because I really enjoyed vaccinating people my own age who were also college students,” she said. “I think being on a college campus, being able to be vaccinated and have that freedom is really nice.” Cook added that she was excited to see so many students eager to receive a vaccine and felt honored to be administering them.“For the school being able to trust me to give vaccinations to students is really powerful,” she said. “I love TCU so much and it’s an honor really to be able to do it.” Medical director of the Brown-Lupton Health Center Dr. Jane Torgerson echoed Cook’s enthusiasm. “We are encouraged by the growing number of campus members who are reporting that they have received the COVID-19 vaccine and that our COVID-19 case count remains low,” she said. “We are also pleased to receive additional vaccine allotments, and are extremely grateful to our students and faculty for volunteering their time to administer vaccines and help at the clinics.” Torgerson believes that TCU will reach a level of immunity that will help the university manage the pandemic. Six days after the clinic, the FDA and CDC recommended a pause in the administration of Johnson and Johnson vaccines. The recommendation came amid reports of rare blood clots from six people who have received the vaccine in the U.S. More than 6 million doses of the shot have already been administered. The agencies advised anyone who develops severe headaches, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks of their vaccine to contact a healthcare provider. Pfizer clinic planned Wednesday TCU will continue to administer vaccines to the campus community Wednesday. The university received a limited allocation of the Pfizer vaccine and will be giving them out at the Recreation Center. Those who receive their first dose will schedule their second for Saturday May 1 or a date around then. Community members will be required to present a valid ID and can sign up for a time slot here.  ReddIt Benton McDonald Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ + posts Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Twitter ReddIt Linkedin Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. Facebook Previous articleHoroscope: April 14, 2021Next articleTCU Vocal Jazz prepares for Thursday night concert with choreography number in the library Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Over 4,000 Horned Frogs have now received at least one COVID-19 vaccine. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)last_img read more

Asian American and Pacific Islander Members of Congress to Speak at Democratic National Convention

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Subscribe Tonight, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Members of Congress will speak at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PA. The speaking slot is scheduled for 5:10 pm ET. Members will speak about Hillary Clinton and AAPI priorities. There will also be a tribute to Rep. Mark Takai (HI), who passed away last week. Rep. Judy Chu (CA), the first Chinese-American woman elected to Congress, released the following statement:Never before has a group of elected Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) been invited to speak at a national convention. This is historic because AAPIs are the fastest growing ethnic group in the country. Our representation in Congress has reached a record high, we are gaining more and more seats on the Federal bench, and AAPI voters are increasingly becoming the margin of victory in key states like Virginia and Nevada. That’s why it means so much that not only has Hillary Clinton invited us to speak tonight, but that she is herself speaking so directly to the issues that matter to us. At the convention tonight, we plan to address the issues that matter most to AAPIs, like immigration, education, civil rights, and voting rights, and how Hillary Clinton is the only candidate in this race who has been consistently right on those issues.“I am honored to lead my fellow AAPI colleagues to address how far we’ve come as a community and how having a voice in our government will help AAPIs today and for generations to come. And I am thrilled to speak in support of Hillary Clinton who will help us more farther ahead than ever before.”Joining Rep. Chu on the stage tonight will be Sen. Mazie Hirono (HI) and Reps. Grace Meng (NY), Madeleine Bordallo (GU), Mark Takano (CA), Ami Bera (CA), Bobby Scott (VA), Ted Lieu CA), and Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (MP). Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Community News Top of the News center_img Government Asian American and Pacific Islander Members of Congress to Speak at Democratic National Convention Published on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | 12:58 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News 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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

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Important Supreme Court Judgments – September, 2020

first_imgTop StoriesImportant Supreme Court Judgments – September, 2020 Muneeb Rashid Malik13 Oct 2020 5:16 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court of India has pronounced numerous judgments in the month of September, 2020. In this write-up, the important pronouncements are briefly discussed. Subed Ali and Others v. State of Assam, Criminal Appeal No. 1401 of 2012 (Decided on30/09/2020). A Bench of Justices R.F. Nariman, Navin Sinha and Indira Banerjee, held that it is not necessary that an accused must…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 of India has pronounced numerous judgments in the month of September, 2020. In this write-up, the important pronouncements are briefly discussed. Subed Ali and Others v. State of Assam, Criminal Appeal No. 1401 of 2012 (Decided on30/09/2020). A Bench of Justices R.F. Nariman, Navin Sinha and Indira Banerjee, held that it is not necessary that an accused must be actively involved in the physical activity of assault to convict him on the ground of common intention. It was observed that common intention consists of several persons acting in unison to achieve a common purpose, though their roles may be different. The role may be active or passive is irrelevant, once common intention is established. The Bench observed that there can hardly be any direct evidence of common intention and it is more a matter of inference to be drawn from the facts and circumstances of a case based on the cumulative assessment of the nature of evidence available against the participants. Kaushik Chatterjee v. State of Haryana and Others, Transfer Petition (Crl.) No. 456 of2019 (Decided on 30/09/2020). A Single-Judge Bench of Justice V. Ramasubramanian, held that that the issue of jurisdiction of a court to try an offence or offender as well as the issue of territorial jurisdiction, depend upon facts established through evidence. It was held that if the issue is one of territorial jurisdiction, the same has to be decided with respect to the various rules enunciated in sections 177 to 184 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 and these questions may have to be raised before the court trying the offence and such court is bound to consider the same. It was observed that the words “tries an offence” are more appropriate than the words “tries an offender” in section 461(l) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 because lack of jurisdiction to try an offence cannot be cured by section 462 and hence section 461, could include the trial of an offence by a Magistrate, not empowered by law to do so, as one of the several items which make the proceedings void. It was further observed that the trial of an offender by a court which does not have territorial jurisdiction, can be saved because of section 462, provided there is no other bar for the court to try the said offender but Section 461(l) makes the proceedings of a Magistrate void, if he tried an offender, when not empowered by law to do. Maheshwar Tigga v. State of Jharkhand, Criminal Appeal No. 635 of 2020 (Decided on28/09/2020). A Bench of Justices R.F. Nariman, Navin Sinha and Indira Banerjee, acquitted a man accused of raping a woman on the pretext of marriage, and held that under Section 90 IPC, a consent given under a misconception of fact is no consent in the eyes of law but the misconception of fact has to be in proximity of time to the occurrence and cannot be spread over a period of four years. The Bench observed that it hardly needs any elaboration that the consent by the appellant was a conscious and informed choice made by her after due deliberation, it being spread over a long period of time coupled with a conscious positive action not to protest. The prosecutrix in her letters to the appellant also mentions that there would often be quarrels at her home with her family members with regard to the relationship and beatings given to her. The Court concluded that the consent of the prosecutrix was but a conscious and deliberated choice, as distinct from an involuntary action or denial and which opportunity was available to her because of her deep-seated love for the appellant leading her to willingly permit him liberties with her body which according to normal human behaviour are permitted only to a person with whom one is deeply in love. Union of India and Others v. G.S. Chatha Rice Mills and Another, Civil Appeal No.3249 of 2020 (Decided on 23/09/2020). A Bench of Justices Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud, Indu Malhotra and K.M. Joseph, held that with the change in the manner of publishing gazette notifications from analog to digital, the precise time when the gazette is published in the electronic mode assumes significance. It was also held that the Schedule to an act is a part of the act and therefore an amendment to the Schedule by virtue of a notification is an amendment to the Act itself. Delegated legislation is legislative in character but if it is to be a Central Act within the meaning of Section 5 of General Clauses Act, it must be made by the legislature. Delegated legislation which is called administrative legislation in England, is exercise of legislative power by the executive. The author of the legislative effort is the executive and in the scheme of the Customs Act, the Tariff Act and the 2018 Regulations, the time at which the notification under Section 8A of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975, is published would have relevance. Governmentof India v. Vedanta Limited and Others, Civil Appeal No. 3185 of 2020 (Decidedon 16/09/2020). A Bench of Justices S. Abdul Nazeer, Indu Malhotra and Aniruddha Bose, held that enforcement of an arbitral award may be refused only if it violates the enforcement State’s most basic notions of morality and justice, which has been interpreted to mean that there should be great hesitation in refusing enforcement, unless it is obtained through corruption or fraud, or undue means. It was observed that the enforcement court would examine the challenge to the award in accordance with the law and merely because the Malaysian Courts have upheld the award, it would not be an impediment for the Indian courts to examine whether the award was opposed to the public policy of India under Section 48 of the Indian Arbitration Act, 1996. The enforcement court would not review the correctness of the judgment of the Seat Courts, while deciding the challenge to the award and the period of limitation for filing a petition for enforcement of a foreign award under Sections 47 and 49 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, would be governed by Article 137 of the Limitation Act, 1963 which prescribes a period of three years from when the right to apply accrues. The power to set aside a foreign award vests only with the court at the seat of arbitration, since the supervisory or primary jurisdiction is exercised by the curial courts at the seat of arbitration. The enforcement court may refuse enforcement of a foreign award, if the conditions contained in Section 48 are made out. Abhilashav. Parkash and Others, Criminal Appeal No. 615 of 2020 (Decided on 15/09/2020). A Bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy and M.R. Shah, held that an unmarried Hindu daughter can claim maintenance from her father till she is married relying on Section 20(3) of the Hindu Adoptions & Maintenance Act, 1956, provided she pleads and proves that she is unable to maintain herself, for enforcement of which right her application/suit has to be under Section 20 of Act, 1956. It was observed by the Bench that the provision of Section 20 of the Hindu Adoptions & Maintenance Act, 1956 casts clear statutory obligation on a Hindu to maintain his unmarried daughter who is unable to maintain herself. The right of unmarried daughter under Section 20 to claim maintenance from her father when she is unable to maintain herself is absolute and the right given to unmarried daughter under Section 20 is right granted under personal law, which can very well be enforced by her against her father. Unmarried daughter is clearly entitled for maintenance from her father till she is married even though she has become major, which is a statutory right recognised by Section 20(3) and can be enforced by unmarried daughter in accordance with law. The Bench also noted that the purpose and object of Section 125 Cr.P.C. is to provide immediate relief to applicant in a summary proceedings, whereas right under Section 20 read with Section 3(b) of the Hindu Adoptions & Maintenance Act, 1956, contains larger right, which needs determination by a Civil Court, hence for the larger claims as enshrined under Section 20, the proceedings need to be initiated under Section 20 of the Act and the legislature never contemplated to burden the Magistrate while exercising jurisdiction under Section 125 Cr.P.C. to determine the claims contemplated by Act of 1956. RizwanKhan v. State of Chhattisgarh, Criminal Appeal No. 580 of 2020 (Decided on10/09/2020). A Bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy and M.R. Shah, held that to prove the case under the NDPS Act, the ownership of the vehicle is not required to be established and proved. It is enough to establish and prove that the contraband articles were found from the accused from the vehicle purchased by the accused. Ownership of the vehicle is immaterial. What is required to be established and proved is the recovery of the contraband articles and the commission of an offence under the NDPS Act. Merely because of the ownership of the vehicle is not established and proved and/or the vehicle is not recovered subsequently, trial is not vitiated. Stalin v. State Represented by the Inspector of Police, Criminal Appeal No. 577 of2020 (Decided on 09/09/2020). A Bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy and M.R. Shah, held that there is no hard and fast rule that in a case of single injury Section 302 IPC would not be attracted and it depends upon the facts and circumstances of each case. It was observed that the nature of injury, the part of the body where it is caused, the weapon used in causing such injury are the indicators of the fact whether the accused caused the death of the deceased with an intention of causing death or not. It cannot be laid down as a rule of universal application that whenever the death occurs on account of a single blow, Section 302 IPC is ruled out. The fact situation has to be considered in each case, the events which precede will also have a bearing on the issue whether the act by which the death was caused was done with an intention of causing death or knowledge that it is likely to cause death, but without intention to cause death. It is the totality of the circumstances which will decide the nature of offence. BangaloreClub v. Commissioner of Wealth Tax and Another, Civil Appeal Nos. 3964-71 of2007 (Decided September 08/09/2020). A Bench of Justices R.F. Nariman, Navin Sinha and Indira Banerjee, held that Bangalore Club being a social club, is not liable to pay wealth tax under the Wealth Tax Act as the persons who are banded together do not band together for any business purpose or commercial purpose in order to make income or profits. The Bench observed that Bangalore Club is an association of persons and not the creation, by a person who is otherwise assessable, of one among a large number of associations of persons without defining the shares of the members so as to escape tax liability. It was observed that it is clear that in order to be an association of persons attracting Section 21AA of the Wealth Tax Act, it is necessary that persons band together with some business or commercial object in view in order to make income or profits and the presumption gets strengthened by the language of Sec. 21AA (2), which speaks of a business or profession carried on by an association of persons which then gets discontinued or dissolved. The thrust of the provision is to rope in associations of persons whose common object is a business or professional object, namely, to earn income or profits. L.R.Brothers Indo Flora Ltd. v. Commissioner of Central Excise, Civil Appeal No.7157 of 2008 (Decided on 01/09/2020). A Bench of Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari, held that an essential requirement for application of a legislation retrospectively is to show that the previous legislation had any omission or ambiguity or it was intended to explain an earlier act. The Court observed that it is a settled proposition of law that all laws are deemed to apply prospectively unless either expressly specified to apply retrospectively or intended to have been done so by the legislature. The latter would be a case of necessary implication and it cannot be inferred lightly. (Muneeb Rashid Malik is a student of law and can be reached at [email protected] He tweets – @muneebmalikrash). Next Storylast_img read more

Gardai investigating assault in Greencastle

first_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Gardaí in Donegal are investigating an incident of assault which occurred in Greencastle, Moville on Friday shortly before 5pm.A male, aged in his, 50s, received non-serious injuries as a result of the incident.Gardai say investigations are continuing. Homepage BannerNews Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Gardai investigating assault in Greencastle Pinterest Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleKerry councillor condemns scenes of crowds in KillarneyNext articleGlengad win Clubman Shirts League Cup News Highland Google+ By News Highland – August 30, 2020 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Pinterest Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

Pet Photo Contest deadline is midnight Saturday

first_img “Seventeen animals from the Pike Animal Shelter have been entered,” Brockmann said. “Lovey, a beautiful shelter cat, was actually the first entry in the contest and she has already been adopted. She only has two votes in the contest but she now has a forever home and that is so wonderful.”Brockmann said her hopes are that all shelter animals in the 2020 Pet Photo Contest will be adopted.“What I would say to those who vote solely in support of the humane society, ‘vote for a shelter animal,’” she said. “They are wonderful animals who need lots of love.”Those who have not entered their pets in the 2020 Pet Photo Contest are encouraged to do so. “The proceeds from the 2020 Pet Photo Contest and the sale of the 2020 Pet Photo Calendars support our annual spay/neuter program which is available to pet owners in Pike County and students at Troy University,” she said. “During the spay/neuter program, the Humane Society of Pike County will pay $50 toward each procedure as long as funds are available. All Pike County veterinarians participate.”Brockmann said the most effective way to control the abandoned and abused animal population in Pike County through spaying and neutering.The entry fee in the 2020 Pet Photo Contest is a $10 donation to the Humane Society of Pike County.“You may enter as many photos as you would like,” Brockmann   said. “However, each photo requires a separate entry form with a $10 donation.”Entries may be mailed to Pet Photo Contest, P.O. Box 296, Troy, AL 36081. Mailed entries must to postmarked no later than Saturday, August 3 to be counted. Online entry and voting and viewing are available at www.pikehumane.org.Entries may also be dropped off at Guynn’s Income Tax and Bookkeeping Services, Jinright’s Hillside Antiques, The Little Framery and Three Notch Antiques.“Of course, the winning pet will be on the calendar cover,” Brockmann said. “Additionally, there will be 13 monthly winners and 52 weekly winners. Honorable mentions will be on the back cover, so every pet entered will be featured on the calendar.” The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content Rocky a fine-looking dog is holding onto fourth place and Chip and Dale, two goslings, are in fifth place.“We’ve had ducks entered before but Chip and Dale are the first goslings,” Brockmann said. “The contest is shaping up to be very interesting.”Brockmann said the 2020 Pet Photo Contest has a larger than usual number of memorial entries and an amazing number of shelter animals. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel You Might Like Bunn encourages residents to get STAR IDs ahead of 2020 deadline Probate Judge Michael Bunn spoke to the Troy Exchange Club on a variety of topics Thursday, but the topic that… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Skip Published 3:00 am Friday, August 2, 2019 Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder The deadline for entry in the 2020 Pet Photo Contest is midnight Saturday, August 3, and already the competition is heating up.Donna Brockmann, president of the sponsoring Humane Society of Pike County, said, already, there are 83 entries in the contest with three former Pet Photo Contest winners vying for the early lead.“A dog, Maggie Malone, is back in the lead with two cats, Brandy Grace, a two-time winner a close second, and Cali, a not-too-distant third,” Brockmann said. “But, we have a long way to go until the voting closes at 5 p.m. September 1. The lead will change many times before we have a winner and a cover pet for the 2020 Pet Photo Calendar.” Print Article Pet Photo Contest deadline is midnight Saturdaylast_img read more