Former Labour Deputy Leader Watson set for ICE VOX keynote

first_img23rd January 2020 | By contenteditor Tom Watson, the former Deputy Leader of the UK Labour Party, is to give the keynote speech at this year’s ICE VOX learning and networking event.Watson’s speech ‘Reforming Gambling Policy – Uniting Stakeholders For A Positive Change’ will take place at 9.30am on 3 February at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre, London.Having served as Deputy Leader of Labour since 2015, Watson stepped down from the role and moved away from mainstream politics prior to the 2019 UK General Election late last year.Watson, a leading advocate of changes to the regulatory framework for gambling in the UK, will discuss how regulators and the industry can work towards develop a new, sustainable, future-proof model.“The last major review of gambling regulation in the UK was conducted in 2001; since then society has been transformed by a revolution in technology which has reshaped the gambling landscape,” he said.“With the British Government now committed to a further review, the challenge is to deliver change that is fit for the digital age, provides a safer environment for the consumer and a successful well regulated industry,” Watson explained. “At ICE VOX I hope to reach out to the international industry and regulators to explain the importance of introducing positive change and in the process, turn Britain’s regulation of gambling into an example to the world.”Ewa Bakun, director of industry insight and engagement at Clarion Gaming, the organiser of ICE and parent company of iGaming Business, added: “Tom is a long-standing and vocal advocate of regulatory change in the UK, and has unquestionably been one of the most influential figures in British politics to inspire calls for the review of the 2005 Gambling Act – which has cross-party support and which the government has committed to.“He has also been shaping the wider European narrative as the regulatory debates in the UK are being monitored and adopted by other, younger gambling jurisdictions.“This represents a unique opportunity for the industry to hear and understand the debate from a policy-maker’s perspective in order to define the measures that are required to adapt to a truly consumer focused regulatory reality.”Watson’s speech will only be open to ICE VOX pass holders. More information on the conference streams, and how to book a pass, is available here. Tom Watson, the former Deputy Leader of the UK Labour Party, is to give the keynote speech at this year’s ICE VOX learning and networking event. Email Address Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: UK & Ireland Casino & games Former Labour Deputy Leader Watson set for ICE VOX keynote Topics: Casino & games People Sports bettinglast_img read more

UK shares to buy now: 3 dirt-cheap stocks

first_img I think British equities look incredibly cheap. With that in mind, I have been looking for dirt-cheap UK shares to buy now.Here are three companies I would buy for my portfolio based on their current fundamentals. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…UK shares to buy nowAt the top of my list is the telecommunications giant Vodafone (LSE: VOD). Currently trading with a 6% dividend yield and a price-to-free-cash flow ratio of just four (compared to the telecommunication services sector average of 6.6), I think the stock offers value at these levels. Telecommunications can be a defensive industry because it requires billions of pounds to build a telecommunications network. That means the market tends to consolidate around a few key players. Vodafone is one of these. Unfortunately, this also means the group has to spend heavily to maintain its position at the top of the market. This means the organisation has high capital spending costs. It has also acquired a lot of debt in recent years to fund spending. Both of these factors could impact its shareholder returns in the long term, so that’s something I will keep an eye on going forward. Nevertheless, I think this is one of the best UK shares to buy now based on its income potential and current valuation. Long-term growthPremier Foods (LSE: PFD) came into its own last year. After several years of losses, booming demand for its cakes and home cooking goods skyrocketed. Net profit hit £47m. To put that into perspective, between 2015 and 2019, the group lost £117m.  The extra income has allowed the firm to reduce debt, invest in its operations and draw a line under its pension issues. I think these actions have put the company in a great place to succeed over the next few years. That’s why I would buy the stock for my portfolio today. As a bonus, it’s currently dealing at just 9.2 times forward earnings, compared to the market average of 16.That said, the firm does face some risks. The food and retailing industry is highly competitive. As the company’s history shows, profit is not always guaranteed. What’s more, while Premier’s debt has come down since 2015, it’s still relatively high. A sudden increase in interest rates could derail the organisation’s recovery plans. Recovery playThe last company on my list of the best UK shares to buy is Dixons Carphone (LSE: DC). The risks this retailer faces are evident. It has reported losses for the past two years as customers have moved online, disrupting its business model. This has forced management to conduct a vast overhaul of the business.A lot hinges on the success of this overhaul. If it’s a success, City analysts reckon the business will return to profit this year. If not, then it could be another year of losses, which would dent investor sentiment towards the enterprise. I think Dixons’ valuation mitigates these risks. At the time of writing, the stock is trading at just nine times projected 2022 profits. As I highlighted above, there’s no guarantee the firm will hit this target, but if it does, the stock could see a substantial re-rating, in my opinion. That’s why I would buy Dixons for my portfolio today.   Enter Your Email Address UK shares to buy now: 3 dirt-cheap stocks Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! 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More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Image source: Getty Images Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

£5,000 anniversary awards available in Northern Ireland

first_img£5,000 anniversary awards available in Northern Ireland 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.  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 23 April 2015 | News The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland’s Telecommunity Fund has announced its first £5,000 grant from a special 25th Anniversary fund that will see five projects awarded £5,000 each.The first grant was awarded to the Buddy Bear Trust, which funds the Conductive Education School for Children with motor disorders in Dungannon. The £5,000 grant is to purchase a specialist 70” interactive Colour Activity Board which will be used to help develop pupils’ communication and motor skills.The Telecommunity Fund, set up in collaboration with BT and the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU), recently celebrated 25 years of grant-making and the distribution of over £1 million to grassroots community organisations across Northern Ireland through its small grants programme.For more information on applying for one of the four remaining special awards, contact Sharon Barry, Community Projects Officer for the Telecommunity Fund on 02890 245927 or visit the Foundation’s website.Meanwhile, the Foundation’s long-standing chairman, Tony McCusker, is standing down and they are advertising for a replacement. Tagged with: Funding Northern Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Bolivia’s corrupt coup makers fear electoral rebuff

first_imgNational elections are scheduled to take place in Bolivia on Oct. 18. They are the first to be held since November 2019, when a Washington-backed coup overthrew the legal government of President Evo Morales. The coup regime, guilty of repression, massive corruption and a mangled response to COVID-19, is facing electoral defeat. The danger facing Bolivia’s workers and Indigenous peoples is that this regime will attempt electoral fraud or another coup to stay in power.On Oct. 20, 2019, Morales, Bolivia’s first elected president from its large Indigenous communities, won in the first round, but with less than 50% of the vote. His other three election victories, starting in 2006, had been by clear majorities. However, Bolivian election law gives the presidency to the leading candidate, as long as they receive more than 40% of the vote and lead the runner-up by more than 10 percentage points. During last year’s election, Morales’ right-wing opposition organized fascist-like mobs that assaulted offices of his Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) party, government offices, and the homes of MAS leaders. Police units supported the extralegal gangs, who wielded clubs and caused havoc in pro-MAS areas of the country. The coup makers mobilized their gangs based on anti-Indigenous racism.From abroad, the pro-U.S. Organization of American States and U.S. imperialism conspired with the coup makers and the anti-Morales oligarchy inside Bolivia. Finally, on Nov. 10, 2019, the Bolivian national military pressured Morales to resign, which he did. Police and military repressed mass protests of the coup with lethal force. (workers.org/2019/11/44357/)The coup regime, led by interim President Jeanine Áñez, kept postponing these presidential elections – starting this May and then twice over the summer – because the coup makers expected MAS candidates to win the elections. Mass protests kept demanding the elections be held.It appears the elections will take place on Oct. 18. Áñez herself ran so poorly in the polls that she withdrew in September. Polls in mid-September predicted a possible MAS victory in the first round, led by its presidential candidate this time, Lucho Arce. (workers.org/2020/09/51521/)Not only has Áñez pulled out of the race, but three of her economic ministers resigned on Sept. 28, revealing some of the many differences dividing the pro-coup forces.Coup regime a nightmareOne of the MAS leaders, Franklin Flores, has said, “Unfortunately, Bolivia has two pandemics: against life and against our economy. The first one, the coronavirus, is killing us. And in the other, it kills us with hunger. There is a lack of government social assistance. With the quarantine the productive apparatus is paralyzed, therefore, the economic situation is bad.”Morales, speaking from his exile in Argentina in July, detailed how the coup regime had wrecked the lives of many Bolivians: “In seven months they have destroyed the economy. It pains me a lot. With much effort and commitment we had built and we had left a dignified, sovereign, productive Bolivia. A Bolivia with much independence, with dignity, with freedom, but also with a lot of diversity. Diversity is the richness of our identity and it is our dignity. “It is going to be difficult to rebuild, but with Lucho Arce we started together in 2006 and at that time they also left us a beggar state. Now, with so much corruption and nepotism they paralyzed the entire productive apparatus.“There is no investment from the State, zero investment for public companies, let alone for new productive enterprises. Because what we did was nationalize Entel [the telephone company], nationalize basic services, hydrocarbons, minerals. Nationalize and expand the productive apparatus in the hands of the state.” (El Salto, July 6)In a more recent interview, Morales said that the current government under the administration of Jeanine Áñez is not a transitional government, but “it is a de facto government, it is a coup d’état and therefore a dictatorship.” (Hispan TV, Oct. 4)The MAS leader said there will be surprises in the elections on Oct. 18 because even the people who voted against him last year, and who participated in the coup d’état, are now indignant, disappointed, regretting that the current administration, in 10 months, has destroyed the economy.Evo Morales once again denounced the U.S. role of intervening in past elections. He says the U.S. goal is to prevent him from returning to Bolivia and keep the MAS from running the government. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Colin Kaepernick: ‘Free Mumia!’

first_imgCredit: Betsey PietteFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this During a virtual press conference Nov. 16 on the critical juncture in the fight to free political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, Colin Kaepernick expressed his support. Kaepernick sacrificed his stellar athletic career in 2016 when he began to take a knee in protest against police terror during the playing of the U.S. national anthem at National Football League games. Following is his statement, which can be heard at https://youtu.be/To62En75n8I.Colin Kaepernick addresses press conference for Mumia on Nov. 16. By Colin KaepernickWhen I was invited to speak on behalf of Mumia, one of the first things that came to mind is how long he’s been in prison, how many years of his life have been stolen away from him, his community, and his loved ones. He has been incarcerated for 38 years. Mumia has been in prison longer than I’ve been alive. When I first spoke with Mumia on the phone, I did very little talking. I just listened.Hearing him speak was a reminder of why we must continue to fight.Earlier this year the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner issued a statement noting that “Prolonged solitary confinement, the precise type often used in the United States, amounts to psychological torture.” Mumia Abu-Jamal has spent roughly 30 out of his 38 years in solitary confinement.In his book, “Live from Death Row,” Mumia wrote that “prison is a second-by-second assault on the soul, a day-to-day degradation of the self, an oppressive steel and brick umbrella that transforms seconds into hours and hours into days.” He has had to endure this second-by-second assault on his soul for 38 years.He had no record before he was arrested and framed for the death of a Philadelphia police officer. Since 1981, Mumia has maintained his innocence. His story has not changed.Mumia was shot, brutalized, arrested, and chained to a hospital bed. The first police officer assigned to him wrote in the report that “the Negro male made no comment,” as cited in Philly Mag. Yet 64 days into the investigation, another officer testified that Mumia had confessed to the killing. Mumia’s story has not changed.But we are talking about the same Philadelphia police department whose behavior “shocks the conscience,” according to a 1979 Department of Justice report — behaviors like shooting non-violent suspects, abusing handcuffed prisoners, and tampering with evidence. It should therefore come as little surprise that, according to Dr. Johanna Fernandez, over one third of the 35 officers involved in Mumia’s case were subsequently convicted of rank corruption, extortion, and tampering with evidence to obtain convictions in unrelated cases.This is the same Philadelphia police department where officers ran racial profiling sweeps — like “Operation Cold Turkey” in March 1985, targeting Black and Brown folks — and bombed the MOVE house in May of that year, killing 11 people, including five children, and destroying 61 homes.The same Philadelphia police department whose officers, eight days before the 2020 presidential election, shot Walter Wallace Jr. dead in the streets in front of his crying mother.The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police has unrelentingly campaigned for Mumia’s execution. During their August 1999 national meeting, a spokesperson for the organization stated that they “will not rest until Abu-Jamal burns in hell.” The former Philadelphia president of the Fraternal Order of Police, Richard Costello, went as far as to say that if you disagree with their views on Mumia, “you can join him in the electric chair” and that they will make it an “electric couch.”The trial judge on Mumia’s case in 1981, Alfred Sabo, was a former member of the Fraternal Order of Police. Court reporter Terry Maurer-Carter overheard Judge Sabo telling a colleague, “I’m gonna help them fry the n*****.”Found in December 2018, in an inaccessible storage room of the District Attorney’s office, six boxes of documents for Mumia’s case revealed previously undisclosed and highly significant evidence showing that Mumia’s trial was tainted by a failure to disclose material evidence in violation of the United States and Pennsylvania constitutions.In November 2019, the Fraternal Order of Police filed a King’s Bench petition asking the court to allow the state attorney general, not the Philadelphia DA’s office, to handle the upcoming appeals. As the FOP president John McNesby said just last year, “Mumia should remain in prison for the rest of his life.” And a King’s Bench order provides the legal angle for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to uphold Judge Sabo’s original wish — which was for Mumia ultimately to die in prison.Today we are living through a moment where it’s acceptable to paint “End Racism Now” in front of the the Philadelphia Police Department’s 26th District Headquarters. And yet a political prisoner, who has since the age of 14 dedicated his life to fighting against racism, continues to be caged and lives his life on a slow death row.We’re in the midst of a movement that says Black Lives Matter. And if that’s truly the case, then it means that Mumia’s life and legacy must matter. And the causes that he sacrificed his life and freedom for must matter as well.Through all of the torture Mumia has suffered over the last 38 years, his principles have never wavered. These principles have manifested themselves in his writing countless books while incarcerated, in his successful radio show, in the time and energy he has poured into his mentorship of younger incarcerated folks, and the continued concern with the people suffering outside of the walls.Even when living in the hells of the prison system, Mumia still fights for our human rights. We must continue to fight for him and his human rights.Mumia is 66 years old. He is a grandfather. He is an elder with ailments. He is a human being who deserves to be free.Free Mumia!last_img read more

86th Indiana FFA Convention Comes to West Lafayette

first_imgState Officer Retiring Address: Brittany Young Honorary Degree / Distinguished Service Presentations 1:30 P.M.SIXTH GENERAL SESSIONElliott Hall of Music Delegate Business Session I (Section Director Elections)Elliott Hall of Music Public Slate Posting (10 min after) Stewart Center 4:00 P.M.Past State Officers ReceptionPMU South Ballroom 86th Indiana FFA State Convention Agenda Preview Opening Celebration Proficiency Award Recognition-Part II State Officer Team Recognition 8:30 A.M.Food Science and Marketing CDE’s (morning events) 12:30-1:00 P.M.State CDE Afternoon RegistrationIvy Tech Campus Closing Ceremonies 12:45 P.M.Band & Chorus ReviewElliott Hall of Music Proficiency Award Recognition-Part III 8:30 A.M.Pre-Session EntertainmentElliott Hall of Music 8:00 A.M.State CDE Judges MeetingStewart Center 3:30 P.M.Agribusiness Management CDEFowler Hall 8:00-8:30 A.M.State CDE Morning RegistrationIvy Tech Campus Keynote Speaker: Katie Stam Irk Career Development Events Recognition I Opening Ceremonies Nominating Committee Report 2:00 P.M.State Courtesy Corps MeetingStewart Center State Officer Retiring Address: Kathleen Jacobs 9:00 A.M.State Leadership CDE’sPurdue Campus 8:30-11:30 A.M.State Band & Chorus PracticeElliott Hall of Music Closing Ceremonies 7:00 P.M.FIRST GENERAL SESSIONElliott Hall of Music State Star Video & Recognition – Star Agribusiness 9:30 P.M.Evening ReflectionsHovde Hall Steps 9:30-12:00 P.M.FFA DancePMU North Ballroom Presiding: Skylar Clingan 11:30 A.M.State Band & Chorus PracticePurdue Campus Opening Ceremonies Opening Ceremonies Facebook Twitter Tuesday, June 16, 2015 8:30-11:15 A.M.State Chorus PracticeElliott Hall of Music State Officer Retiring Address: Jacob Mueller Tagged to Teach Ag Student Recognition 10:30-12:00 P.M.Convention RegistrationEast Foyer Opening Ceremonies Indiana FFA 86th previewAs the 86th Indiana FFA state convention was set to begin state officers Brittany Young, President and Lindsey O’Hara Northern Region Vice President visited the HAT Lafayette studio to provide a preview.Lindsey said it starts with “the Monday night fun night where chapters from all across Indiana will come out to Purdue for a really good time. We’ll have lots of inflatable bounce houses, cotton candy, and just a great time for fellowship among the chapters and a great time for us as officers to spend time with those members.”Tuesday is an annual day of service during the conventions.“We have members who are coming to the Purdue Armory to pack meals with Thrive360,” explained Brittany. “We’re also going to Westminster Village, Food Finders Food Bank, and Meals on Wheels of Tippecanoe Count as well. so we’re helping out at numerous places around the Lafayette area just to really show what our motto says, Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve. So we want to make sure we take that to heart and that we’re showing the community what FFA is all about.”One hundred-sixty members are expected to pack the meals at the Purdue Armory Tuesday from 1-3 PM, and another 100 members are expected at the other locations.The convention them is Go All OUT, and “We’re extremely excited about it,” she said. “I think with the theme of Go All OUT it can be taken many different ways and the day of service is a great way to show that.”Tuesday night at the first general session Katie Stam Irk will deliver the keynote address. “She is a past 2009 Miss America and we’re really excited to have her,” said O’Hara. “She is from Seymour, Indiana and we’re excited for her message to the Indiana FFA, and we also have Caleb Gustin, National Western Region Vice President from New Mexico. We’re really excited to have him here in the Hoosier state and introduce him to what we have to offer at our convention. We know he’s been to quite a few other state conventions.”As always many awards and recognitions are a big part of what goes on at convention.“Actually during my session on Wednesday, during the Hoosier Degree session 374 Indiana FFA members will be walking across stage to receive their Hoosier Degree, which is the highest degree on a state level,” said Young. “That’s a huge deal and it’s a lot bigger number than years past, and we also have some special individuals receiving their Honorary Hoosier Degree, the Distinguished Service Award, and then one individual who has been with Indiana FFA for awhile will be receiving the VIP Award.”The Wednesday night session begins at 7:00 and includes the State Star recognitions. The complete agenda follows, and various events will be streamed live this week from Purdue at https://www-ihigh.blueframetech.com/inffa/. Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Presiding: Brittany Young & Dakota Westphal Closing Ceremonies Home Indiana Agriculture News 86th Indiana FFA Convention Comes to West Lafayette 8:30-11:00 A.M.Convention RegistrationEast Foyer State FFA Foundation Report Presiding: Derek Berkshire Installation of New State Officer Team Previous articleAnother Weekend of Heavy Rain Damages Indiana CropsNext articleFW: Sunday Outlook Andy Eubank Top 30 Chapter Award Recognition Talent Presentation Bridging New Horizons Community Service 1:00-3:30 P.M.Convention RegistrationEast Foyer 8:30 A.M.State Leadership CDE’sPurdue Campus Thursday, June 18, 2015 Outstanding Service Award Talent Presentation Convention Highlights Video 1:00 – 3:00 P.M.State Band & Chorus PracticeElliott Hall of Music Closing Ceremonies 11:15-12:45 P.M.Awards LuncheonPMU North Ballroom Scholarship Recognition Facebook Twitter 1:00 P.M.Ag Sales and Vet Science CDE’s (afternoon events) 10:30-1:00 P.M.Tradeshow OpenPMU North Ballroom 6:00-9:00 P.M.Chapter Fun NightPurdue Memorial Mall 1:00-3:00 P.M.Community Service ProjectPurdue Armory Sponsor Greeting Courtesy Corp Recognition Immediately FollowingPrivate Slate PostingStewart Centercenter_img State Officer Parent Recognition Faces of Indiana Talent Presentation Monday, June 15, 2015 12:30 P.M.Pre-Session EntertainmentElliott Hall of Music 86th Indiana FFA Convention Comes to West Lafayette 7:00 P.M.HOOSIER DEGREE SESSIONElliott Hall of Music Presiding: Jacob Mueller 9:00 A.M.FIFTH GENERAL SESSION Elliott Hall of Music 11:30 A.M.Judges LuncheonPMU Faculty Lounges State Officer Retiring Address: Dakota Westphal State Officer Retiring Address: Skylar Clingan State Officer Elections 5:00 P.M.Section Star BanquetPMU South Ballroom 6:00 P.M.Talent ReviewElliott Hall of Music SOC Introductions 6:30 P.M.Pre-Session EntertainmentElliott Hall of Music Presentation of Flags and National Anthem Opening Ceremonies 3:30 P.M.Leadership WorkshopsStewart Center 1:00 P.M.THIRD GENERAL SESSIONElliott Hall of Music Closing Ceremonies National Officer Keynote: Caleb Gustin, National WRVP Immediately Following     Newly Elected Executive Committee MeetingStewart Center Models of Innovation Chapter Awards Opening Ceremonies Leadership CDE Award Recognition I Faces of Indiana State Star Video & Recognition – Star Farmer Presiding:  Kathleen Jacobs Sponsor Recognition Faces of Indiana SHARE Faces of Indiana Superior Chapter Award Presentation State FFA Degree Presentations 8:30 A.M.Pre-Session Entertainment Elliott Hall of Music Sponsor Greetings Purdue Welcome State Chorus Presentation Sponsors Greetings State Star Video & Recognition – Agriscience (if needed) Living to Serve Community Initiative Faces of Indiana 8:30 A.M.Ag Mechanics CDE (all day event) Ivy Tech Campus 3:30 P.M.District Officer ElectionsStewart Center Agriscience Fair Recognition State Star Video & Recognition – Star in Ag. Placement By Andy Eubank – Jun 15, 2015 5:00 P.M.Past State Officers DinnerPMU South Ballroom Band Presentation Recognition of New Executive Committee Leadership CDE Award Recognition II Past State Officer Recognition Presiding: Lindsey O’Hara Official Delegate Business Session II 10:00-3:00 P.M.Tradeshow OpenPMU North Ballroom State Officer Retiring Address: Derek Berkshire 10:45 A.M.Leadership Workshops Stewart Center Career Development Events Recognition II Chapter Donor Recognition 8:00 A.M.State CDE Judges MeetingStewart Center Remarks from IYFA State President Closing Ceremonies Proficiency Award Recognition-Part I SHARE Sponsors Greeting Living to Serve Safety Initiative 9:00 A.M.SECOND GENERAL SESSIONElliott Hall of Music Sponsor Greeting State Officer Retiring Address: Lindsey O’Hara Sponsor Greetinglast_img read more

Open House Episode 11: Drew Stewart

first_imgWelcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Kai Grady Facebook Open House Episode 13: Liliana Ogden Kai Gradyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kai-grady/ + posts Kai Gradyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kai-grady/ Open House: Finale Previous articleHoroscope: November 6, 2020:Next articleWhat we’re reading: Joe Biden has narrow lead in uncalled states, COVID-19 numbers reach a new high Kai Grady RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kai Grady is an FTDM and Journalism double-major from Arlington, Texas. He currently works at KTCU as a Hip-Hop DJ. After graduating, he hopes to pursue a career in both sports and popular culture writing. Open House Episode 14: Delaina Bellows Twitter Logo for SGA’s Open House podcast printHappy November, everyone! On this episode of Open House, I interview Drew Stewart, SGA’s director of sustainability and a School of Interdisciplinary Studies representative.Interview conducted by Kyle AtwoodProduced by Kai Grady Kai Gradyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kai-grady/ ReddIt Twitter Linkedin Kai Gradyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kai-grady/ Facebook Open House Episode 15: Alexis Berrylast_img read more

Right2Water baffled by Cant Pay Wont Pay claims

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest By admin – April 30, 2015 Facebook Twitter Google+ Previous articleSinn Fein to launch JobBridge alternative by no suggested rate of pay includedNext articleHighland Radio retains its position as Ireland’s No1 local station admin 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal A spokesperson for Right2Water says the group is baffled by claims from Can’t Pay Won’t Pay that Sinn Fein hijacked last weekend’s ‘Bin the Bill’s’ protest in Letterkenny.The protest was organised by Cant Pay Wont Pay whose spokesperson has hit out at Sinn Fein for the amount of the party’s placards that were on show.Right2Water’s Charlie McDwyer has now entered the debate – she says she can’t understand CPWP’s stance:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/charlier.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+center_img Facebook Right2Water baffled by Cant Pay Wont Pay claims Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

‘Constitution Forecloses Public Authority From Assuming A Guardianship of Public Mind Through Regulating Press’ : Tripura HC [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews Updates’Constitution Forecloses Public Authority From Assuming A Guardianship of Public Mind Through Regulating Press’ : Tripura HC [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK16 Aug 2020 8:13 AMShare This – xThe HC set aside the cancellation of registration of ‘Daily Deshar Katha’ daily.The Tripura High Court on Friday pulled up the District Magistrate, West Tripura, for his highhandedness in the controversy relating to cancellation of registration of Daily Desher Katha newspaper. In its judgment running over a hundred pages, the bench of Justice S. Talapatra observed that the District Magistrate, based on whose recommendation the Registrar of Newspapers for India…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 Tripura High Court on Friday pulled up the District Magistrate, West Tripura, for his highhandedness in the controversy relating to cancellation of registration of Daily Desher Katha newspaper. In its judgment running over a hundred pages, the bench of Justice S. Talapatra observed that the District Magistrate, based on whose recommendation the Registrar of Newspapers for India (RNI) cancelled the certificate of registration of the newspaper, had “overstepped” his jurisdiction of inquiry. Accordingly, the Court has asked the concerned authorities to restore the certificate of registration issued in favour of Daily Desher Katha.”The Indian Constitution also forecloses public authority from assuming a guardianship of the public mind through regulating the press”, the Court observed in the order. The order has come in a writ petition filed by the local daily, challenging the cancellation of registration certificate issued to it subsequent to intimation regarding change in ownership.The Court observed that the authority overstepped the authority conferred by law and infringed the fundamental right to freedom of speech.”The propensity of overstepping the authority is dangerous for the rule of law or the constitutional democracy. Even a smaller contravention cannot be liberally dealt with. The impugned action of the District Magistrate is an example how an authority wields power and jurisdiction beyond the power which has been delegated to him by the statute”, the Court observed.” The Indian Constitution also forecloses public authority from assuming a guardianship of the public mind through regulating the press”.The propensity of overstepping the authority is dangerous for the rule of law or the constitutional democracy. Even a smaller contravention cannot be liberally dealt with. The impugned action of the District Magistrate is an example how an authority wields power and jurisdiction beyond the power which has been delegated to him by the statute.” “…to protect the freedom of press from any machination, wholly unacknowledged by the statute or by delegation of power, is of utmost importance in order to protect the constitutional democracy. Thus, the way the District Magistrate has conducted the proceeding or finally passed the impugned order dated 01.10.2018 is grossly illegal and hence it has been interfered with”, the Court said.Background The daily, previously owned by the CPI(M) Tripura state committee, changed its ownership declaration as a newspaper published from Daily Desher Katha Society. Accordingly, a fresh declaration intimating about change in ownership was submitted before the concerned authorities in the year 2012, in terms of Section 5(2E) of the Press and Registration of Books Act, 1867. The newspaper had also filed a declaration regarding change in name of the editor as Samir Paul, in place of Gautam Das, in March 2015. The declaration was suddenly cancelled vide an order dated October 1, 2018, apparently based on a complaint filed by one Shyamal Debnath to the DM, West Tripura seeking stoppage of the publication of the said newspaper, alleging mismatch between the information of editor, printer and publisher provided in the newspapers’ declaration and data maintained with the RNI. Findings The Court observed that the Press Registrar had failed to effect the changes, so intimated by the newspaper in its ownership, in the Office records, “for unexplained reason”. It noted that the declaration dated 18.07.2012 as submitted to the office of the District Magistrate was not given effect to and it is only in the reply filed before the Court, it has been stated that “such changes were not effected on the ground that no document of change of ownership from the CPI (M) State Committee was submitted”. The DM submitted that the then publisher, Gautam Das who made the declaration and claimed to be publisher under the new owner namely Daily Desher Katha Trust did not only fail to produce any authenticity of the formation of the society and that of transfer of ownership from CPI(M) party but also failed to produce any authority in writing authorizing him to make such declaration as required under Section 5(2D) of the PRB Act. Unconvinced by this submission, the bench clarified that “declaration and the declaration alone is sufficient to suffice the purpose of Section 3 of the PRB Act.” It held that the statute does not require submission of any supportive document from the person filing a declaration of ownership. The Court observed that a declaration— “cannot be questioned by the District Magistrate without any dispute raised by any person claiming ownership or without asking for the further evidence in this regard, if in any case the District Magistrate is not satisfied during the authentication of the declaration. … It is the printer or publisher or printer and publisher who shall make such declaration taking the responsibility of the publication. Unless the owner challenges the status of the declarant as the publisher or the printer no objection can be raised when such declaration is made under authority of the owner.” It added, “District Magistrate or the other Magistrate who are conferred with the power to authenticate does not have any authority to inquire the veracity of the title of the newspaper. The publisher or the printer having due authorization, when makes the declaration in respect of the owner, that has to be accepted by the District Magistrate as the purpose and object of such declaration was to make known who the proprietor, printer or editor was in regard to a newspaper or other publication so that the responsibility for an improper publication might be fastened on the proper person. Any person who was a major could declare himself a publisher and such declaration does not depend on a grant of permission by any authority.” The Court noted with surprise that even though the declaration was filed for change of ownership in the proper form and even though those were not rejected by any authority having competence, without any notice to the Petitioner, his declaration was cancelled “abruptly”. It observed that there was no order or any other communication on record to show that the Petitioners were informed about the defects in their declaration. Holding the same to be a glaring example of denial of natural justice the bench clarified, “In order to discharge the responsibility as saddled by Section 5(2D), Section 5(2E), Section 5(3) and Section 5(1), if the declaration is filed and it is not rejected by clear order for fatal flaws, it has to be presumed that the obligation has been discharged fully by the person who is obliged to make such declaration. For non-issuance of the revised certificate of registration, the printer, publisher or the editor cannot be made responsible or the publication of the newspaper cannot be interfered with in any manner.” It proceeded to observe Section 8B of the PRB Act which clearly provides that if the Magistrate empowered to authenticate a declaration is of the opinion that any declaration made in respect of a newspaper should be cancelled, he may, “after giving the person concerned an opportunity of showing cause against the action propose to be taken, hold an inquiry into the matter and if, after considering the cause, if any, shown by such person and after giving him an opportunity of being heard.” In this backdrop the Court held that the “satisfaction” has to be made within the four corners as delineated under Section 8B. However in the present case, it noted, the District Magistrate had “arbitrarily” acted as a reviewing authority and cancelled the declaration, without any reasonable explanation. “His observation that the newspaper has been violating Section 5(1) and Section 5(2E) is not supported by any reason inasmuch as from his own admission it is apparent that the declaration dated 31.03.2015 was thoroughly scrutinized, inquired into and after authentication with all reports from the various authorities, the said declaration was sent to the Press Registrar. There is no statement of fact or to demonstrate reason where lied the defect in the said authentication process,” the Court said. The Court was also “shocked” to note that the District Magistrate had acted as the superior authority having wielded with power of superintendence over the Sub-Divisional Magistrate. It clarified that the District Magistrate and the Sub-Divisional Magistrate hold “concurrent powers” of authentication under the PRB Act. “The ‘concurrent power’ means the co-terminus power conferred on two different authorities for the same purpose. Option to choose the authority lies with the person who would like to invoke their power for purpose of authentication. The District Magistrate had gone to such an extent that he had called the Sub-Divisional Magistrate as the witness in the proceeding to verify the process that he had followed. Such action is high-handed. Such action is not approved by Section 10B of the PRB Act,” the Court said. It added, “It is clearly held that the District Magistrate does not have any power of the superior court, such as, the appellate court, nor does he wield the power of superintendence over any action taken by the Sub-Divisional Magistrate in respect of authentication. The District Magistrate has messed up his administrative jurisdiction over the Sub-Divisional Magistrate with the authority created under the PRB Act. As stated, both the District Magistrate and Sub-Divisional Magistrate, so far it relates to the authentication of the declaration is concerned, wield same and similar powers.” Case Details: Case Title: Daily Desher Katha Trust & Anr. v. State of Tripura & Ors. Case No.: WP(C) No. 959/2018 Quorum: Justice S. Talapatra Appearance: Senior Advocate BR Bhattacharjee with Advocates TD Majumder, J Majumder and S. Bhattacharjee (for Petitioners); Advocate General AK Bhowmik, Assistant Solicitor General H. Deb, Govt Advocate D Bhattacharjee and Advocates PK Dhar and RG Chakraborty (for Respondents) Click Here To Download Judgment Read Judgment Next Storylast_img read more

Delhi High Court Directs TRAI To Strictly Enforce Curbs Against Unsolicited Commercial Communications

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi High Court Directs TRAI To Strictly Enforce Curbs Against Unsolicited Commercial Communications Shreya Agarwal3 Feb 2021 6:05 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court today disposed of a petition by Paytm’s holding company One97 Communications Ltd against phishing attacks on various mobile networks, directing telecom regulator TRAI to ensure “complete and strict” implementation of the Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preferences Regulations (TCCCPR), 2018. The 2018 regulation seeks to curb unsolicited commercial…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 Delhi High Court today disposed of a petition by Paytm’s holding company One97 Communications Ltd against phishing attacks on various mobile networks, directing telecom regulator TRAI to ensure “complete and strict” implementation of the Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preferences Regulations (TCCCPR), 2018. The 2018 regulation seeks to curb unsolicited commercial communications (UCC).The bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh also directed the telecom service providers (TSPs), which include state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone, to ensure strict compliance with the regulation issued by TRAI in this regard.The bench, said, “We direct Respondent 2 (TRAI) to ensure complete and strict implementation of the TCCCP Regulations of 2018 and other related regulations issued from time to time to prevent unsolicited commercial communications over the networks of the TSPs.”One97 Communications had moved the Delhi High Court with the plea that telecom operators were not blocking phishing activities over various mobile networks. Appearing for One97, Sr. Adv. Dushyant Dave, told the court that it may dispose of the matter, directing TRAI and Telecom Service Providers to implement and comply with the 2018 Regulation in this regard, upon which the service providers assured the court of present and future compliance by them with the Regulations.Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails, messages or calls, purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers, online.In India, Sections 66C and 66D of the Information Technology Act, 2000 deal with phishing as a cyber crime.Next Storylast_img read more