Sports betting drives GB online gambling revenue growth in October

first_imgGGY from other online gambling, including casino, increased 11% to 362.7m, while virtual sports betting was up 9% to £6.6m. GGY, however, was up by 3% to £74.5m, again the highest monthly figure since Covid-19 reporting began. Sports betting drives GB online gambling revenue growth in October Online poker GGY climbed 5% to £8.3m, but online esports betting slipped 39% to £795,705, its lowest total since the regulator began reporting monthly figures. The GB Gambling Commission said sports betting’s best monthly performance since the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic began helped online gross gambling yield (GGY) grow 29% month-on-month in November. Overall sports betting yield – or revenue – amounted to £290.1m (€319.8m/$391.8m), up 53% from £189.7m in September. According to data collected from operators accounting for 80% of the British market, the increase in real event betting led to a rise in online revenue for September, which grew up to £524.0m. Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 18th December 2020 | By Robert Fletcher Topics: Finance Results 2020 The number of bets placed increased 8% to almost 5.1bn, while active accounts reached 2.8m, the highest total during the Covid-19 period. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The Commission said real event betting GGY was helped by a rise in the number of active players (up 7%) and bets placed (up 12%), as well as abnormal sports results in the month, including defending champions Liverpool losing 7-2 to Aston Villa in football’s English Premier League. In terms of land-based gambling, based on data from operators making up 85% the market, the Commission said the number of over-the-counter bets placed in October fell 2% to 60.4m. Finance GGY from self-service betting terminals (SSBTs) also reached a pandemic-high of $41.2m, which was 49% higher than £27.6m in September. The number of bets placed on SSBTs in October also climbed 11% month-on-month. Regions: UK & Ireland Machine GGY was at its highest since the pandemic started, rising 2% month-on-month to £88.5m. The number of sessions fell 2% to 8.2m, but spend per session was up 48p to £10.77, while the number of spins per session increased 3% to 126. Elsewhere, online slots yield climbed 10% month-over-month to £172.5m, its highest monthly total since May. This represents the highest monthly total since the Commission started publishing yield data for the market’s performance during the Covid-19 pandemic. Tags: Gambling Commission The Commission also noted a 12% increase in the number of online slot sessions to 27m for the month, as well as a 12% rise in the amount of sessions that lasted over an hour to 2.2m.last_img read more

Arbico Plc ( HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgArbico Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Arbico Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Arbico Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Arbico Plc (  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileArbico Plc is a leading construction and civil engineering company in Nigeria responsible for building major residential, commercial, industrial and hospitality projects as well as key infrastructure projects. The company offers services such as pre-construction and estimating, design, build and project management as well as engineering, procurement and construction management services. Arbico Plc has been involved in the construction of major projects in Nigeria spanning residential, commercial, industrial and hospitality projects as well as a number of key infrastructure projects for the government of Nigeria. Flagship projects include residential projects such as No 7 Oniru in Lagos, Oba Elgushi residence in Lagos and SKA residence in Lagos; public assembly projects such as the Rose of Sharon Centre in Lagos; commercial projects such as Feyide House in Lagos and KAAF Building in Ogun State; hospitality projects such as Park Inn Hotel in Ogun State; industrial projects such as the Coleman Factory Development in Ogun State; and infrastructure projects such as NBC Asejire Plant in Oyo and the effluent/water treatment plant in Ogun State. Arbico Plc was founded in 1958 and is a subsidiary of R28 Limited. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Arbico Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

New study reveals how prevalent concussion, the most common injury, has been in recent seasons

first_imgTuesday Dec 22, 2020 New study reveals how prevalent concussion, the most common injury, has been in recent seasons A RFU (Rugby Football Union) study has stated that concussions accounted for 20% of injuries suffered by rugby players in the English Premiership’s 2018-19 season and were the most common injury in matches for an eighth straight season. ADVERTISEMENTConcussions and their long-term effects have been in the spotlight since former players filed a class-action lawsuit against governing bodies World Rugby, the RFU and the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) which alleges a failure to protect them from the risks.Many have been diagnosed with permanent brain damage, early onset dementia, depression or symptoms and signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).The total number of concussions per season has been over 100 for every season since 2014-2015, after it had been as low as 42 in the 2002-2003 season.The 2018-19 season recorded 166 in matches — the second-highest after the 2016-17 campaign which had 169 — and 38 in training, with 21% of the players sustaining at least one match concussion.“The ability of team medical staff to identify significant head injury events in matches was again enhanced during the 2018-19 season with the introduction of a more comprehensive real-time pitch-side video system in the Premiership,” the report said.“Improving the detection of these complex injuries to ensure safe removal of concussed players remains a priority, as is developing and evaluating strategies to reduce concussion incidence.”ADVERTISEMENTThe season also had an average of two injuries per match in the 12-team league.The RFU added that injured players were sidelined for an average period of 34 days in that season while concussion injuries resulted in 22 days missed on average.RELATED VIDEO:  ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Munster’s historic Clermont comeback receives… 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The AWESOME performance of young Alfie… 25 WEEKS AGO Lenient ban for testicle grab raises comparisons… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Veronica Beach House / Longhi Architects

first_img Area:  650 m² Area:  650 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeLonghi ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPucusana DistrictHousesPeruPublished on January 29, 2014Cite: “Veronica Beach House / Longhi Architects” 29 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Longhi Architects Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Peru ArchDaily 2013 2013 photographs:  Juan SolanoPhotographs:  Juan Solano Ojasi + 30 Sharecenter_img “COPY” Photographs Year:  CopyContractor:Hector SuasnabarSupervision:Longhi ArchitectsArchitect In Charge:Luis LonghiProject Team:Carla Tamariz, Christian BottgerCity:Pucusana DistrictCountry:PeruMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Floor PlanText description provided by the architects. A Peruvian beach housePeru is known for its food and its music as a cultural representation, the attempt by its architecture to be known, has become one of the most important motivations of our work. This attempt was conducted in a more intuitive than rational way, more feeling and reacting to our own nature that analyzing or justifying our actions with history or references. This is how we present this home to our clients and this is how we learned the many complexes that we have for recognizing us as Peruvians.Save this picture!© Juan SolanoIn our environment, it is more difficult to try to offer Peruvian architecture than foreign architecture, complicating the attempt when commisions often arrive with specific orders oblivious to what should be in a proper context styles. Veronica house was a great opportunity to explore this search of our architecture in a context that is better related with the international style.Save this picture!© Juan SolanoThe intervention was seen as the happy meeting between the artificial and the natural. The pool of almost 40 meters long and a staircase of several levels are the architectural landscape elements that allowed integration with the place always seeking a balance between the natural (rock site) and artificial represented by the same architectural elements.Save this picture!© Juan SolanoThe social area is at the terrace swimming pool level on a raised platform, carved into the hill, it has a glass enclosure that based on a rail system allowing all partitions come together on the north side of the house making integrated spaces living room, kitchen with terrace and pool.Save this picture!© Juan SolanoIntimate areas are accommodated in a volume of two levels that “floats” above the terrace. This volume generates a nice architectural dialogue with the rock side both north and south of the lot, with a bulk composition that could be interpreted as the geometrization of the nature of the place.Save this picture!© Juan SolanoThe materiality of the house is solved with the balanced use of five main materials: Cast Stone concrete, with colors derived from natural rock context.Save this picture!© Juan SolanoBeton and Pulish concrete, applied to specific architectural elements, such as an artistic beam that supports the glazing system at the level of the deck, and in some steps of the main staircase, window frames and doors. Shihuahuaco wooden balconies and elevated terraces, walls and ceilings painted white and “volumes” of glass.Save this picture!© Juan SolanoIn conclusion it was attempted a house that feels comfortable in its place resorting to the only thing that can unite a community, their culture.Project gallerySee allShow lessAndronico Luksic Mining Center / Enrique Browne y Arquitectos AsociadosSelected ProjectsCenter for High Yield – Rowing Pocinho / Alvaro Fernandes AndradeSelected Projects Share Houses Veronica Beach House / Longhi ArchitectsSave this projectSaveVeronica Beach House / Longhi ArchitectsSave this picture!© Juan SolanoHouses•Pucusana District, Peru Veronica Beach House / Longhi Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projectslast_img read more

Woodview Mews / Geraghty Taylor Architects

first_imgArchitects: Geraghty Taylor Architects Area Area of this architecture project Projects Housing Area:  1337 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Woodview Mews / Geraghty Taylor ArchitectsSave this projectSaveWoodview Mews / Geraghty Taylor Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!Courtesy of Geraghty Taylor Architects+ 20 Share Products used in this ProjectWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeSave this picture!Courtesy of Geraghty Taylor ArchitectsText description provided by the architects. The unique Livinhome design has flexibility at its core and can be easily customised using different designs and layouts to reflect personal choice and life changes. There are a number of standard layouts onto which a range of exteriors and interiors can be fitted, reflecting the owners’ design / life choices.Save this picture!Courtesy of Geraghty Taylor ArchitectsThe three principle plan layouts are easily modified to create a range of alternative accommodation arrangements. Its flexibility allows for change to occur with minimum physical intervention resulting in an increase in the ability of individuals and communities to recycle and re-use their housing assets. “COPY” CopyAbout this officeGeraghty Taylor ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLondonUnited KingdomPublished on July 14, 2015Cite: “Woodview Mews / Geraghty Taylor Architects” 14 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Cross HairlinePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®SinksThe Splash LabTrough Sink – Monolith A SeriesSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Helmkehof Cultural CenterBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAWashroom AccessoriesConcrete FloorsSikaDecorative Floor CoatingsMetal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsFluropon® Coating in Thaden SchoolWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for Partition WallsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Wood Stain – Lignosil®-VeranoDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – MAGNEOSinksECOPIXELWashbasin – Light Basin LTBMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?可变换住宅 / Geraghty Taylor Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHousing•London, United Kingdom ArchDaily Save this picture!Courtesy of Geraghty Taylor ArchitectsDensity and urban form: Livinhome offers low-rise, high density housing that maintains a good relationship with street. The design is transferable, scalable and is suitable for single houses through to urban blocks.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanFlexibility and adaptability: Livinhome allows alterations and additions to accommodate different life patterns and lifecycles. It can also change its use to adapt to an evolving urban or commercial context.Save this picture!Courtesy of Geraghty Taylor ArchitectsVariable appearance: Livinhome offers variable building form and elevation designs to suit different contexts. Construction and sustainability – the house is designed for traditional or modern methods of construction with CSH Level 4 as a minimum.Save this picture!First Floor PlanDesign Standards: Livinhome is suitable for public and private housing. It is designed to meet London Plan Housing Design Guide, Lifetime Homes, and Secured by Design, Building for Life, the Code for Sustainable Homes. Design standards can me modified to meet specific project needs.Save this picture!Courtesy of Geraghty Taylor ArchitectsSustainable Communities: Livinhome makes a strong contribution to the role
of housing in creating and maintaining sustainable communities. It does this by creating a flexible model for accommodation that can change from a house,
to duplexes, to single apartments or even offices and shops.Save this picture!Section AALivinhome houses cater for inclusion, changes in society particularly an ageing population whose homes can be adapted to suit lifestyle change. Its flexibility allows modifications to the house to occur with minimum physical intervention resulting in reduced displacement for individuals and communities.Save this picture!Courtesy of Geraghty Taylor ArchitectsHealthcare in the home: Healthcare and well-being in the home is central
to Livinhome. The design of our homes reflects the integration of healthcare, including End of Life Care, into the home.Project gallerySee allShow lessThe Top Places To Watch Architectural Lectures OnlineVideos10 Shortlisted to Re-Envision Kazan’s Kaban Lake EmbankmentsArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:London, UKLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 2015 United Kingdom Woodview Mews / Geraghty Taylor Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Year:  Manufacturers: Parklex International S.L. Products translation missing: read more

Nieuwdok NDSM / Moke Architecten

first_img “COPY” LBP Sight Apartments The Netherlands Architects: Moke Architecten Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Thijs Wolzak Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Client:Amsterdam Waterfront i.s.m. BiesterbosInstallatio N Design:ViacConstruction Firm:Kondor WesselsCity:AmsterdamCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Thijs WolzakRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsSkylightsLAMILUXFlat Roof Exit Comfort DuoEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. The site of NDSM Nieuwdok site is a former ship dock area at the waterfront of Amsterdam Noord in the Netherlands. The area is currently largely derelict and used by early adapters, like Greenpeace, Red Bull and MTV. The remaining monumental industrial buildings allocate small creative businesses and workshops, while new bars and hip festivals indicate the potential attraction of the area. They are signs of what is about to happen, as in the coming years the area will be transformed into a diverse urban area, with housing, office space, hotels and the like, all with a staggering density. Surrounded by the IJ River and some remaining docks, the water has a strong impact on the site and provides beautiful views.Save this picture!© Thijs WolzakNDSM Nieuwdok houses the first school in the area and 380 studios for university students. Situated in close proximity of the last remaining ship dock, noise proved one of the key determining factors during the design process, as the noise level is too high for living to be allowed. Save this picture!© Thijs WolzakTogether with specialists architect Ludo Grooteman developed a double glass and aluminium façade. Each studio has both a thermal façade and an acoustic façade, the latter providing an exterior climate while reducing the noise level significantly. Thus all students have an extra bay window for relaxing or other activities. As all bay windows are rotated towards the waterfront it results in a rough, scaled façade.  Save this picture!© Thijs WolzakThe school is allocated in the double storey plinth. With interior spaces of up to 5,6 meters height, we made the plinth spacious, while double concrete columns sandwich bay windows and give it a robust expression. Together with the brown-red facetted top the building obtains a sort of autonomy that suits the area well. It connects to the strong industrial monuments while having its own autonomous expression. Save this picture!© Thijs WolzakSave this picture!Floor Plan 00Save this picture!© Thijs WolzakSave this picture!Floor Plan 01Save this picture!© Thijs WolzakSave this picture!Floor Plan 02While the building shape on street side is orthogonal and simple, the courtyard is terraced and more complex. The terrace on ground floor functions as exterior space for the students of the school, who can reach the second terrace via a large staircase. The top terrace is the exterior space dedicated to the studios. The wooden floor, benches and tables and the corten steel planters give it a soft and more intimate atmosphere, emphasised by the ship building prints on the glass cladding.  Save this picture!© Thijs WolzakProject gallerySee allShow lessLofthouse I / Marc Koehler ArchitectsSelected ProjectsPiano House / LINE architectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Amsterdam, The NetherlandsLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Manufacturers: Keers, RT62, Red Betonbouw CopyApartments•Amsterdam, The Netherlands Lead Architect: Structural Design: Area:  18000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Environmental Design: ArchDaily “COPY” Diocon Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Nieuwdok NDSM / Moke ArchitectenSave this projectSaveNieuwdok NDSM / Moke Architecten Photographs Nieuwdok NDSM / Moke Architecten Save this picture!© Thijs Wolzak+ 23 Share CopyAbout this officeMoke ArchitectenOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsAmsterdamThe NetherlandsPublished on November 17, 2016Cite: “Nieuwdok NDSM / Moke Architecten” 17 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Nieuwdok NDSM 校园 / Moke Architecten是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! 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Woman Appointed Deputy Chief of Pasadena Police Department For First Time

first_imgGovernment Woman Appointed Deputy Chief of Pasadena Police Department For First Time Veteran officer is first woman in that role in 130 years Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 2:51 pm The Pasadena Police Dept. has named Commander Cheryl Moody as the department’s Deputy Chief.The Pasadena Police Chief has appointed Commander Cheryl Moody the department’s Deputy Chief.Moody will begin in her new role on Feb. 17th. Moody is the first woman in the police department’s more than 130-year history, to serve as Deputy Chief.“We are very proud of Cheryl Moody as she embarks on her new role,” Chief of Police John Perez told Pasadena Now. “We are equally proud that she is the first woman to serve in this role and are excited for the opportunities it provides to the City of Pasadena.”Moody was hired as a police officer with the Pasadena Police Department in 1992 after serving three years in the United States Air Force and four years with the Long Beach Police Department.At that time, cocaine use was running rampant in the city. Moody worked undercover on drug detail posing as a buyer and a dealer.“I’m honored and humbled,” Moody said. “I stood on the shoulders of giants to reach this level in the department. I look forward to serving the community in my current role.”Moody has nearly three decades of policing experience, leading many high performing teams over the years such as the Special Enforcement Section.She has served on Pasadena Police Department’s Executive Command Staff for five years and has held executive board positions with local and national chapters of The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE). Moody currently serves as the President of the Los Angeles County chapter of Women Leaders in Law Enforcement (WLLE).Deputy Chief Moody will oversee all of Pasadena Police Department’s daily operations as well as the department’s special projects while continuing the department’s reorganization efforts. Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Make a comment Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 9 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 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. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

Derry Belfast links to be discussed at Guildhall meeting

first_img The Mayor of Derry has called a special meeting to discuss the implications of delays in upgrading the Derry-Coleraine rail link, and the restrictions being put on the line.The meeting, which takes place next Wednesday afternoon in the Guildhall, will include councillors, MLAs and MPsMayor Maurice Devenney says it’s essential that the Council provides an opportunity for an informed discussion on this important issue.Meanwhile, the local Chamber of Commerce is calling on local political parties to refer this matter to the Executive for review. President Padraig Canavan says clarity is needed regarding the funding position on both the upgrade to the rail line, and also road improvements to the A6 at Dungiven and Castledawson. Twitter By News Highland – August 19, 2011 Newsx Adverts Facebook 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Pinterest Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also center_img Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Previous articleGeologists stress Inishowen sampling survey is not linked to fracking or miningNext articleVEC says Finn Valley College will open, but questions remain News Highland Facebook LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+ WhatsApp Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Derry Belfast links to be discussed at Guildhall meeting Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress schemelast_img read more

Amend Article 130 To Establish Regional Benches of SC: Sr Adv P Wilson Writes To Law Minister RS Prasad

first_imgNews UpdatesAmend Article 130 To Establish Regional Benches of SC: Sr Adv P Wilson Writes To Law Minister RS Prasad LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK17 Dec 2020 11:18 PMShare This – x”Access to Justice is not the preserve of the rich, but the right of every person in this great nation,” wrote MP and Senior Advocate P. Wilson in a letter addressed to the Union Law Minister seeking establishment of permanent regional Benches of the Supreme Court. In his letter dated 16th December, Wilson mentioned that since the Supreme Court is only situated in New Delhi, which is…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?Login”Access to Justice is not the preserve of the rich, but the right of every person in this great nation,” wrote MP and Senior Advocate P. Wilson in a letter addressed to the Union Law Minister seeking establishment of permanent regional Benches of the Supreme Court. In his letter dated 16th December, Wilson mentioned that since the Supreme Court is only situated in New Delhi, which is far away from Southern, South Western & Eastern States, access to justice of citizens living in these states is affected adversely. He wrote that the presently, the relief provided under Article 32 only extends to the people who are geographically close to the Apex Court or to those who have no financial problems and can bear the litigation and travel costs easily. “In some cases, such as some categories of Writ Petitions, the case is heard at the first instance itself by a Division Bench of the High Court, and appeal against the same is only to the Supreme Court. Therefore, a person who cannot afford to go to Delhi, or afford the fees of the lawyers at Delhi, which is invariably higher due to demand, is left without an appellate remedy,” wrote Wilson. He highlighted that one of the reasons for adjournment of cases in the Supreme Court is that counsels often travel to the Court from various parts of the country and cannot make it to the hearing on time. “Having Regional Benches and splitting up of the cases with more judges to hear them will certainly make it easy for the lawyers and the litigants,” the Letter states. The next point he raises is that the Supreme Court is burdened with an insurmountable number of cases. He explains how the Supreme Court hears matters related to all fields of law and how this “ever-expanding docket of the Court has transformed it from a body that hears constitutional matters to a final appellate Court.” He goes on to say that this has added on to the number of pending cases in the Supreme Court. While quoting statistics from the website of the Supreme Court, Wilson states, “At present, there are 34 seats on the Supreme Court, for a population of about 133 crore, a ratio of 1:3,91,17,647. There are roughly about 63,000 cases pending before the Supreme Court of India.” Thus, he stressed on the significance of access to justice and how the Constitution of India guarantees this through Article 32. He also stated that under Article 39, the State has the fundamental duty to ensure that justice is not denied to anyone due to economic reasons or any other disabilities He has therefore urged Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to introduce a Bill to amend Article 130 of the Constitution and establish regional benches of the Apex Court at New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. Article 130 of the Constitution reads as follows, “The Supreme Court shall sit in Delhi or in such other place or places, as the Chief Justice of India may, with the approval of the President, from time to time appoint.” This implies that the Constitution framers had been aware that a time will come when the Supreme Court may sit at places other than Delhi. “The use of the term ‘place or places’ shows that the framers of the Constitution contemplated that the Court can sit in more than once place – obviously to ensure ease of access to citizens. There cannot be a higher purpose,” Wilson wrote in the letter. This is not the first instance where a suggestion for the establishment of regional benches of the Court has been made. In his letter, Wilson mentions that the Standing Committees of Parliament recommended setting up of Regional Benches of the Supreme Court in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2008. Further, various Law Commission have also asked for establishment of such regional benches. He also mentions how the Hon’ble Vice President and Chairman of Rajya Sabha, Venkaiah Naidu had made a similar request in 2019. Wilson goes on to say that setting up of regional benches is not just beneficial to the citizens of India, but rather to the Court as well. Setting up of these regional benches, Wilson states, will increase the strength and seats on the Supreme Court Region wise thereby paving the way for more meritorious and diverse Judges to be appointed to the Supreme Court. He also states that the Full Court of the Supreme Court had rejected this proposal when it was brought before them earlier, while stating that setting up of regional benches would affect the “country’s unitary character.” Idea Of Establishment Of SC Bench Outside Delhi Has Not Found Favour With Supreme Court: Law Ministry But Wilson strikes at this argument by saying that “all the Parliamentary Committees that have considered the matter are unanimously of the view that setting up Benches outside Delhi ‘would neither impair unity and integrity nor undermine the importance of the Supreme Court.'” He added, “Judges will still be selected as per the Memorandum of Procedure, which involves the collegium of the Supreme Court. The Chief Justice of India will continue to be master of roster and will presumably have full control to allocate Judges to these Permanent Benches. Hence, the apprehension that the establishment of Permanent Regional Benches of Supreme Court will affect the unitary character of the Supreme Court is unfounded.” Wilson insisted that it is the Parliament which has final say on this issue, and not the Supreme Court. He wrote, “The will of the people cannot be found in the decision of the Full Court of the Supreme Court but only in the decision of Parliament, which is the voice of the people. The final say in this issue cannot be left to the decision of the Full Court of the Supreme Court because administration of justice is still a subject over which the Parliament has legislative competence. In any case, the independence of the Judiciary will not be affected if Permanent Regional Benches are established.” The letter also stated that the current government should not bind itself to the decision that was taken by the Full Court ten years ago and as Wilson states, “It is time for Parliament to hear the voice of the people, and answer their fervent cries to open the doors of justice to all sections of society.” The power of Article 130 has become obsolete and redundant. He states that establishment of an intermediate court between the High Courts and the Supreme Courts is not enough. This intermediary court, Wilson states, will only delay the finalization of justice. “Any infraction or diversion would negate the right flowing under Article 21 besides recourse to Art 32 of Constitution of India which has been easy to invoke all along only for the rich, depriving the economically weaker sections of society. Article 32 as Dr. Ambedkar put it as the soul of the Constitution and thus recourse to it should be easy and cannot remain a distant dream for the poor.” Wilson communicated that he had already introduced a private member’s Bill for the amendment of Article 130. He concluded the letter by urging the Government of India to introduce a Bill in the Parliament to amend Article 130 of the Constitution of India to establish regional benches of the Supreme Court in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. He ended the letter by saying that such an amendment will “open the doors of the Supreme Court to all sections of Indians, so that Article 32 may be easily accessible and available to all and oblige.”Next Storylast_img read more

News story: Attorney General attends Overseas Territories Attorneys General Conference

first_img Further enhance cooperation on child safeguarding through progress under the Overseas Territories Memorandum of Understanding and finalisation of National Response Plans and work towards extension of the Lanzarote Convention. During the conference we discussed cooperation on a number of important topics, including anti-corruption, transparency in the financial services industries in the Territories, child safeguarding, human rights, hurricane recovery efforts, criminal justice issues and support for the Territories’ good governance. We also had the opportunity to discuss the Territories’ interests in our Exit from the EU. We celebrated the extension to Bermuda and St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha of the UN Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women demonstrating our shared commitment to raising human rights standards across the Territories. We also welcomed continued work by the Territories with financial centres to support international efforts to tackle criminal financing and to promote tax transparency, in particular the implementation of bilateral arrangements on beneficial ownership, and the example set by the Territories as early adopters of the OECD Common Reporting Standard. We also highlighted important developments in anti-corruption, including ongoing work in Bermuda and the Turks and Caicos Islands towards extension of key conventions to their jurisdictions. Work with the Overseas Territories Criminal Justice Adviser and Law Enforcement Adviser and with in-Territory stakeholders to build the legislative framework necessary to support reform of the criminal justice system, improve efficiency in the investigation and prosecution of crime, as well as efforts to prevent crime, supported by UK programme funds where necessary. The Attorney General for England and Wales, Jeremy Wright QC MP, representing the UK Government, and the Attorneys General of eight of the UK’s Overseas Territories (Anguilla; Bermuda; the British Virgin Islands; Cayman Islands; Montserrat; Pitcairn; the Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia; and the Turks and Caicos Islands), the Senior Advisory Counsel of Gibraltar, Solicitors General of the Crown Dependencies of Guernsey and Jersey, and a representative from the US Department of Justice met in Bermuda from 13-15 February 2018 to discuss a range of topics relating to the rule of law and administration of justice in the Territories and to enhance our mutual cooperation.The Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC MP said: Continue to support efforts by relevant Territory governments on hurricane preparedness and recovery, including continued coordination and support between Territories. Those in attendance committed to:center_img Support the Territories to achieve extension of core Human Rights conventions where these have not been extended, and to complete a review of outstanding reservations against core UN human rights treaties. Continue involving the Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies in negotiations for leaving the EU, ensuring their interests are taken into account as we move to Phase 2. The UK Government has also committed to supporting the Overseas Territories Governments and the Crown Dependencies in their preparedness planning for EU Exit. Continue to work in partnership with Territory governments to ensure that our financial sectors are hostile to illicit finances, to implement the bilateral arrangements on beneficial ownership, and to support each jurisdiction to adopt and implement international standards, including compliance with Financial Action Task Force standards, where they have not done so. Work in partnership with Territories to address gaps in legislation pertaining to maritime obligations.last_img read more