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5 ways to improve European Rugby

first_img Usual suspects: Toulon have won three consecutive titles but you wouldn’t know it from their group Yes, this plan would mean that, if we took this season, the Italian sides would not be playing in the Champions Cup next term – but is that really such a bad thing? How much would Treviso have gained from conceding more than 100 points in their back-to-back games with Northampton? Would the more realistic prospect of qualifying for the Challenge Cup quarter-finals not be of greater benefit? It would surely help morale to be competitive and would be more enjoyable for supporters to watch, while it also removes the unfairness of the pool containing the Italian side almost being guaranteed two quarter-final spots, as happened with Saints and Racing Metro this year.Missed out: Would Connacht be a more competitive addition than Treviso?Of course, in another year it might be the Scots who miss out. The probabilities are better for the Welsh and Irish, with four teams each, but surely the top performing teams should be in the elite competition.The Champions Cup is for the best of the best, not a team that finishes 11th in the table but because they’re slightly better than the other team from Italy/Scotland/AN Other they get a place. In 2012-13 Treviso actually finished seventh in the Pro12 table so it’s not an impossibility for them to qualify either – it would just mean that when they do, it will be on merit not by default.4. REWARD THE CHALLENGE CUP WINNERIn the old format, winning the second-tier event secured a team qualification for the elite competition the next season. Or if they had already qualified through league form, the best team from their country yet to qualify would get a place.Now it’s more complicated. If the Challenge Cup is won by a Top 14 or Premiership club that has not already qualified for the Champions Cup via their league, they go into the play-off ahead of the seventh-placed team in their league for a chance to qualify for next season’s elite competition. If the Challenge Cup is won by a Pro12 team, they just get the trophy – there is no route into the Champions Cup except via league form.So where’s the incentive? Yes, silverware is great – but in the pro era financial benefits take precedence. For proof of this, look at the French sides’ efforts in the Challenge Cup this term, with no French side reaching the quarter-finals. For them, it made more sense to focus on the Top 14. As Grenoble coach Bernard Jackman said: “The Challenge Cup is a bit pointless in terms of first-grade players. There’s no real benefit unless we win it. And even if we do, we wouldn’t be guaranteed a place in the next Champions Cup.”Bittersweet: Gloucester won the Challenge Cup, but would an automatic entry into the Champions Cup be fairer?Automatic Champions Cup qualification for the Challenge Cup winner would solve this problem. Teams could fight on two fronts to achieve the goal and would no doubt take the Challenge Cup more seriously.It would also mean scrapping the qualification play-offs. Yes, they add a little drama but with concerns over player welfare, losing a few games from the calendar is no bad thing. If the Challenge winner has qualified for the Champions Cup already, the place would go to the next best finisher from their league.5. SORT THE SEEDINGSWorking out the Champions Cup seedings is as tricky as doing the seating plan for the Oscars. But having three semi-finalists from the previous year’s competition in the same pool is not right. Clermont, Saracens and Munster were all in Pool One this season and such a draw is far from ideal. And this year we have the dreaded Pool 5, which houses four sides (Toulon, Bath, Wasps and Leinster), who have won the tournament NINE times between them.Of course, none of the pools are supposed to be easy – that was the point of reducing the competition from 24 teams to 20 – but balance is also important.We meet again: Bath and Wasps, both quarter-finalists last year have ended up with Leinster and holders ToulonThe 2015 World Cup pools shows how seedings can skew a tournament. With the draw made in late 2012 – a ludicrous three years before the event – Australia, England and Wales were drawn in the same pool because of Wales’ brief drop down the rankings. Those teams are now all ranked in the top six in the world and yet one of them won’t make it to the knockout phase of RWC 2015. Holding the draw at least a year later would have averted that.So how do you solve the seedings issue in the Champions Cup? This season’s seedings were based purely on teams’ league positioning whereas in the Heineken Cup days weight was given to their previous form in Europe – for example, Munster may have had a poor league season but were known for performing in Europe.How about a rankings system that combines both league position and performances in the last two European seasons? More complicated, yes, but some brainiacs out there can work it out – call in Duckworth and Lewis from cricket for a little help! It would avoid a repeat of this year’s Pool One. The first season of the new European format has seen big crowds, stunning tries and thrilling rugby but with Toulon basking in a third consecutive title, it’s worth considering how to improve the competitions. Here are RW’s five suggestions…1. Have an Italian finaleThe decision to play this year’s Champions Cup final at Twickenham was understandable. It was the first season of a new competition and, with so many unknowns ahead last summer, it was a safe choice. London is accessible for fans, guaranteeing a sizable crowd (with lots of incentive), while it is also convenient for the sponsors they need to attract to ensure the tournament’s long-term future.We now know the Stade des Lumieres and Murrayfield have been plucked out host the 2016 and 2017 Finals but looking forward, isn’t it time Italy hosted a European final. Before anyone questions the logic in holding a final in a nation unlikely to have a side playing in it, you need only look at history to know this is not imperative to a successful venue.The Millennium Stadium hosted a record five Heineken Cup finals and no Welsh team played in any of them (Cardiff played in the first final at the Arms Park). Did that mean the atmosphere was diluted for any of those games? Did it heck! Take Munster’s two European wins – the crowd was as deafening and as passionateas as any Wales International.Passione: The Italian rugby fans would thrive with a big tournament on their doorstepMurrayfield emphasises the point. The ground hosted two Heineken Cup finals, yet no Scottish team had ever reached a Euro final until Edinburgh faced Gloucester this year.Before the tournament shake-up, this year’s final was due to be held at the San Siro in Milan and that plan should be revisited sooner rather than later. For a start it gives fans (and journalists!) a trip to relish – a springtime weekend in Italy would appeal to anyone.On top of that it would grow the game. Top-class European rugby could draw more Italians to the sport, especially if played outside of Rome where most of the Azzurri games are held.Capturing a new audience should be a priority for this tournament and doing so in Italy would also provide an indicator of what an Italian World Cup would look like. As Test flanker Simone Favaro told us last year: “Italy needs to bring people closer to rugby – they need a big event.”2. EXPAND THE THIRD TIERA key selling point of the new European competition was expanding it to include more clubs from more nations. Yet there has been little evidence of this.The third-tier tournament this season involved Italy’s Rovigo and Calvisano, Georgia’s Tbilisi Caucasians and Bucharest Wolves from Romania. After play-offs in September, Rovigo and Wolves qualified for this season’s Challenge Cup.The qualifying competition has been expanded for 2015-16. Clubs from Italy, Russia, Spain and Portugal were split into two three-team pools at the start of this year, with the winners playing off against Rovigo and Wolves across two legs over the coming weeks for a place in next season’s Challenge Cup.Emerging nations: Romania’s Bucharest Wolves in action against Newcastle FalconsIs this enough? We have received letters campaigning for a European league featuring teams from Georgia, Romania, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Germany and so on – all rugby markets ripe for growth. Yes, the logistics would be difficult. Yes, it would cost money. But surely getting more teams and countries involved is good for the game. Attracting an audience in new markets can also bring in more sponsors.So here’s an idea: make the third-tier event a season-long competition. It can have pools and knockout stages that run alongside the Champions and Challenge Cups, with the winners moving up a tier the next year. The final could even be played as a curtain-raiser to the main Champions Cup event.If rugby is to truly grow, let’s integrate emerging nations into big competitions – and quickly.3. MAKE IT THE BEST OF THE BESTThis is a controversial one and may seem at odds with the idea of hosting the Champions Cup final in Italy, but here goes. Qualification for the Champions Cup should be a pure meritocracy: the top six from the Premiership and the Top 14, along with the top seven in the Pro12, regardless of where the sides are from. The 20th place would go to the Challenge Cup winner (see point four). *This article appeared in our May issue of Rugby World. Click here for the latest subscription offers and find out how to download the digital edition here.Read more at https://www.rugbyworld.com/countries/england-countries/joe-marler-on-his-team-mates-video-45529#hmvQ25qy3Ye63Wcy.99 TAGS: Highlight With yesterday’s draw still fresh in the mind, we took a piece from our May issue which seeks to address ways the EPCR could improve the Champions and Challenge Cup… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Awards for UpStarts

Howard Lake | 27 November 2000 | News  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Awards for UpStarts 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Are you an upstart? An UpStart is a social entrepreneur and a new award has been announced for to develop these people. The UpStarts Awards offer a total of £50,000 to help social entrepreneurs with the right spirit, energy and attitude to get their projects off the ground. This is an opportunity for three passionate individuals to change their careers and their lives and the lives of others. The Awards will ‘buy’ them time and space to focus on their project.Entry is free and open to all permanent UK residents, and applications close in May 2001.Visit UpStarts. Advertisement read more

365 Ways to Cut Costs

first_img Howard Lake | 7 April 2013 | News * slash your transport costs * manage salaries and benefits * save on recruitment expenditure * cut training costs and remain a learning organisation * control expenditure on purchasing, office supplies and utilities. Using the no-nonsense suggestions in this guide you could potentially save thousands of pounds and come out of the economic downturn fighting fit and ready for the future. 365 Ways to Cut Costs AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis [amzn_product_post]Cost-cutting is always important to charities, but never more so than now. This practical response to the recession is a must-have for everyone in the voluntary sector. It contains 365 ideas for cutting costs without strangling your income or decimating your resources. Whether you want to make long-term large scale changes, or just trim your costs right here and now, this book has something for you. You’ll find out how to: * use the most effective fundraising techniques Advertisement 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.  5 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Joann Little and the right to self-defense

first_imgThe following remarks were given at the Sept. 24 webinar “Women and Gender Oppressed Prisoners: Survival and Resistance,” hosted by the Prisoners Solidarity Committee of Workers World Party.A struggle waged in the U.S. South gives a historic lesson in how imprisoned women and gender-oppressed people have fought back.I was living in North Carolina, becoming active in struggle, when in August 1975, Joann Little, a 20-year-old African-American woman, fled her jail cell in Beaufort—an isolated coastal town in the state—after killing a white deputy sheriff who attempted to rape her.Little used the jailer’s icepick weapon against him in her desperate struggle to resist. When she surrendered to authorities, citing self-defense, she was arrested and put on trial for murder.Joanne Little Defense Fund poster, circa 1974-1975.Little was saved from execution or life in prison by the first U.S. struggle successful in asserting that African-American women had the right to self-defense against white rapists. In 1975 – as now – white supremacy was integral to a state erected for the oppression and exploitation of Indigenous and African-American people.And on the night that Joann Little defended herself, she was also fighting back against the triple oppression of African-American women, in place since the time enslavers had first held African women as property, exploited their labor as workers, and used their ability to reproduce as a source of profit.In 1975 a “Free Joann Little” movement sprang up — a broad coalition of women’s liberation, Black Liberation, left and prisoner struggle groups. The Winston-Salem, N.C., branch of the Black Panther Party staunchly defended Little, connecting her self-defense to international struggle. A moving support statement came from Prisoners Against Rape — current and formerly incarcerated people convicted of rape – and women active in feminist groups.In the 1970s, people imprisoned in the U.S., including in the South, were rising up. In Alabama they organized as the Atmore-Holman Brothers to end racist killings in the prisons. In North Carolina, women at the state prison in Raleigh rebelled against club-wielding guards to protest slave-labor conditions in the sweatshop laundries.A key organization within the Free Joann campaign was the Prisoner Solidarity Committee, an initiative of Workers World Party. Led by the Norfolk, Va., branch of WWP, the PSC organized rallies, marches, vigils, leafleting and petitioning in Little’s defense in cities across the U.S. At a Richmond, Va., march, the banner of the Gay Caucus of YAWF, another WWP mass group, said: “Gay people demand: Free Joann Little! Free all political prisoners!”Mass organizing forced a move of Little’s trial to Raleigh, the state capital. Of the trial, Little herself said, “My life is not in the hands of the court. My life is in the hands of the people.” On Aug. 22, the people prevailed as a jury declared Joann Little “Not guilty!” Monica Moorehead, a leader of Norfolk’s PSC at the time, and now a leader in Workers World Party, said in 2006: “One of the most important lessons of the Joann Little case … is that extending working class solidarity to the most oppressed is not an act of charity but holds the key to building an effective fightback movement to liberate our entire class from all forms of bigotry and exploitation by the bosses. “Every leaflet, every slogan and every demonstration in that earlier struggle not only demanded that the murder charges be dropped against our heroic sister Joann, but also that the walls of the prisons be torn down. Because just as they were then, prisons still remain concentration camps for the poor and oppressed.”Joann Little in 1975.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Video: First Congregational Church of Pasadena: Chancel Choir

first_img Subscribe HerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Normal To Date Your BFF’s Ex?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty The Chancel Choir meets for rehearsals the first Thursday of each month September to June from 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. They learn a variety of styles of music ranging from classical to gospel to contemporary praise music.Between September and June they sing over 50 anthems. While the regular choir is off during the summer, they do have a pick-up gospel choir that meets briefly before service each Sunday to learn an easy anthem for that day. Anyone of high school age and up is welcome to join the choir at anytime. As a group, they have fun and fellowship together while learning and bringing quality music to the worship service.Come sing for a Sunday, a season or for the whole year.First Congregational Church of Pasadena United Church of Christ, 464 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena, (626) 795-0696 or visit www.uccpasadena.org/music. 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. Top of the News Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Business News Religious Music Video: First Congregational Church of Pasadena: Chancel Choir Published on Friday, March 9, 2012 | 2:31 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Mortgage Bankers Believe Real Estate Market Will Favor Sellers in 2016

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Altisource Portfolio Solutions Lenders One Mortgage Bankers Sellers Market  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: More Than Half of Current HELOCs Facing Payment Shocks Over the Next Two Years Next: Collingwood Group Hires Former Freddie Mac Executive About Author: Xhevrije West Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Altisource Portfolio Solutions Lenders One Mortgage Bankers Sellers Market 2015-09-08 Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Mortgage Bankers Believe Real Estate Market Will Favor Sellers in 2016 Share Save Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. center_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Mortgage Bankers Believe Real Estate Market Will Favor Sellers in 2016 in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago September 8, 2015 1,173 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Although the rate hike is expected to occur at some point before the end of 2015, mortgage bankers indicate that the real estate market in 2016 will favor sellers.Lenders One, a subsidiary of Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A., reported Tuesday, 60 percent of the bank’s members noted that 2016 is expected to be a sellers’ market. In addition, 89 percent of member are confident that the market could survive a possible interest rate increase this fall.Mortgage bankers are also watchful of other factors that could affect the industry’s growth such as: innovation in banks’ menu of mortgage products (26 percent), continued increases in home values (22 percent), and lowering acceptable down payment amounts (10 percent).“Mortgage bankers are generally optimistic about 2016 and believe that a possible interest rate hike is not going to create a major hurdle for continued industry growth next year,” said Daniel Goldman, interim CEO of Lenders One. “Respondents also expressed positive views about TILA-RESPA preparedness, another big mortgage industry concern, in part because the extension of the implementation deadline has afforded mortgage bankers more time to get technology and processes ready to be compliant.”Lenders One also found that mortgage bankers’ sentiment showed that they are prepared for TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule, which will go into effect on October 3, 2015. However, the bankers are mixed on impact of the rule’s delays.“Mortgage bankers are generally optimistic about 2016 and believe that a possible interest rate hike is not going to create a major hurdle for continued industry growth next year.”Just a couple of months before the TRID rule goes into effect, 64 percent of mortgage bankers said they feel knowledgeable of the rule and have the right tools to adjust to the changes. Only 27 percent indicated that they were somewhat ready, while only 9 percent stated that they do not have the tools or knowledge to adapt to the new rules.Nearly half of the survey respondents said that adjusting to the new TRID rules would be difficult when questioned if the implementation delay will make adjusting to the new TILA-RESPA rules more or less difficult for lenders. However, 47 percent felt adjusting to the new rules will be the same, with or without the delay.“Preparation for the TILA-RESPA integrated disclosure rule requirements has dominated industry conversations for several months, and we’ve been working closely with our members to provide services and offerings that can help them address these changes,” Goldman said. “Fortunately, the survey results show that at this point the industry feels relatively well-prepared for the implementation of these new regulations.” The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Subscribelast_img read more

Residents in Donegal least compliant when it comes to Household charge

first_img Pinterest Pinterest News Facebook WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – December 4, 2012 Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Residents in Donegal are the least compliant in the country when it comes to paying the household charge – with just 55% paying so far.But those in a part of South Dublin are the most compliant when it comes to paying the household charge.85 percent of those living in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown local authority area have now paid the charge.1.1 million homes have now been registered – still well shy of the 1.6 million homes estimated by the government.Junior Environment Minister Fergus O’Dowd has refused to say in the Dáil if people will have to pay the household charge in January and the property charge from July:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/15ferg1.mp3[/podcast] Twitter WhatsApp Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week center_img LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Previous articleCouncil passes SF motion calling for end to student grant cutsNext articleMayor to return to US following renewed debate on travel News Highland Facebook Residents in Donegal least compliant when it comes to Household charge Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Google+last_img read more

Married Against Wishes of Khap Panchayat, JNU’s Married Couple Say ‘Hostel Our Only Home’; Delhi HC Asks Authorities Not To Prevent Their Re-Entry [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesMarried Against Wishes of Khap Panchayat, JNU’s Married Couple Say ‘Hostel Our Only Home’; Delhi HC Asks Authorities Not To Prevent Their Re-Entry [Read Order] Karan Tripathi4 July 2020 5:44 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has provided relief to a couple who was denied re-entry into Jawaharlal Nehru University’s married couples hostel after they returned from the field work research. The Single Bench of Justice Najmi Waziri took into record the assurance given by the University that considering the special circumstances, the couple will be allowed re-entry to the hostel…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?LoginDelhi High Court has provided relief to a couple who was denied re-entry into Jawaharlal Nehru University’s married couples hostel after they returned from the field work research. The Single Bench of Justice Najmi Waziri took into record the assurance given by the University that considering the special circumstances, the couple will be allowed re-entry to the hostel subject to certain conditions. The Petitioner has argued that he has been living in JNU’s married couples hostel for the last five years along with his wife. Just before the nationwide lockdown, he had gone out for some field-work along with his spouse. Recently, when they tried to re-enter the University, they were denied entry. They have been denied access to their personal belongings and to only shelter they have known for the last few years. The Petitioner informed the court that he got married to his spouse by going against the wishes of his family and that of the khap panchayat. Therefore, he can’t go back to his native place. The Petitioner further contended that they neither have alternative accommodation nor will anyone provide them shelter, especially during the pandemic. In response to their plea, the University submitted that: no intimation was given to the University, before the Petitioner went on a field-work, accompanied with his spouse; the Petitioner ought to have extended his stay where he was staying during his field-work, before the lockdown period came into force. the proposed examinations of the Petitioner’s spouse, have been postponed. Stepping in at this moment, the court observed that the University married couples’ hostel, is the only home where the Petitioner and his spouse have been staying for the past few years, their access to the same cannot be denied to them except by the due process of law. The court said: ‘Simply because they had gone out on some field- work, he cannot be denied re-entry. They have no other place to go and it the petitioner is unlikely to get an alternate accommodation in a hurry especially in trying pandemic times. Since the allotment subsists they cannot be shut out. They should not be prevented from living in the allotted accommodation.’ Taking note of these observations by the court, the counsel appearing for the University took further instructions from the University and then submitted that University has reconsidered the Petitioner’s case and because of his special circumstances, he and his spouse will be forthwith allowed re-entry and resumption of habitation in their allotted University accommodation. However, the University’s counsel further submitted that this reconsideration, may not be cited as a precedent, as it has been done only in the peculiar facts and circumstances of this case. While disposing of the petition, the court took into consideration the fact that the Petitioner shall abide by the University’s Circulars, referring to regulations issued by the Ministry of AYUSH, concerning precautionary measures to be taken to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Brundidge narrows search for new Police Chief to three

first_img By Jaine Treadwell Print Article By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The search for a new police chief for the City of Brundidge has been narrowed to three applicants with the possibility of a decision being made within the next two or three days. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 8:13 pm Tuesday, December 15, 2020 Email the author Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daycenter_img You Might Like Pike County Art Guild finding ways to cope with virus restrictions As the coronavirus continues, the Pike County Art Guild is “figuring” that art is a good way of coping with… read more Brundidge narrows search for new Police Chief to three Book Nook to reopen Skip The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Brundidge Mayor Isabell Boyd said the finalists are all outstanding candidates. The decision as to which candidate will serve the city as its police chief will be made in the best interest of the city and its citizens “Right now, that’s all that we can say about the process,” Boyd said.  “The interviews are done and it’s up to the interview panel to make the decision.”The newly appointed chief of police will follow in the footsteps of Moses Davenport who served the city as its chief of police for 25 years.  More than 20 applications for the position were received.  Eight applicants were interviewed in the first round. That number was narrowed to the three from which the chief will be named. Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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

Philly officer who pepper sprayed peaceful protesters charged with assault

first_imgCourtesy Emily RuttBY: ELLA TORRES(PHILADELPHIA) — A Philadelphia police officer has been charged with three counts of simple assault after video purportedly showed him spraying peaceful, kneeling protesters with pepper spray during protests against police brutality, officials said.Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner announced the charges against Officer Richard Nicoletti, 35, on Wednesday.Nicoletti was seen on social media videos on June 1 spraying the three protesters “without provocations,” according to a statement from Krasner’s office.He was also seen physically pulling down the goggles of a protester who was kneeling in the street and spraying her in the face and “violently” throwing another protester, who was sitting hunched over to protect his face, onto his back and “continually spraying him with [pepper spray] while he was lying down and standing back up,” the statement said.The protester, unable to see because of the pepper spray, swung at the officer without contact and was left on his feet in close proximity to moving traffic on the other side of the highway, according to Krasner and online videos.The incident took place during the protests against police brutality in the wake of the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who was killed by Minneapolis police in May.The protesters had caused a traffic stop on 1-676 in Philadelphia around 5 p.m. that day, prompting state and local police to respond.Nicoletti was among those to respond.Although the protest was peaceful, Krasner’s office said “tear gas was deployed, causing physical harm, panic and confusion.”While many scrambled to get away from the tear gas, three protesters remained kneeling and another stood closely by.As the canisters of tear gas landed near them, the protesters would push them away.“There is no indication that a thrown canister hit an officer or state trooper,” according to Krasner’s office, who said it was then that Nicoletti approached the four protesters and pepper sprayed them.Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw have since publicly apologized for the deployment of tear gas during the protest and declared to end the use of pepper spray to disperse crowds under certain conditions.The three protesters who were sprayed were offered medical treatment and eventually made it off I-676. The protester who was standing when Nicoletti approached the group was not sprayed.“The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office will not make excuses for crimes committed by law enforcement that demean the democratic freedoms so many Americans have fought and died to preserve,” Krasner said in a statement.John McNesby, the president of FOP Lodge 5, the Philadelphia police union, said in a statement to ABC News that Krasner was “only charging Philadelphia police officers following the recent unrest in the city.”“Krasner refuses to hold unlawful protesters accountable, those who set fire and looted our great city … his top priority is to push his anti-police agenda,” McNesby said.The union will provide defense for Nicoletti, according to the statement.In addition to the simple assault charges, Nicoletti was charged with possession of an instrument of crime, recklessly endangering another person and official oppression.The Philadelphia Police Department did not immediately respond to ABC News for comment. Nicoletti was suspended from the department for 30 days with intent to dismiss, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more