Calcutta High Court Calls For Report From State Govt Regarding Law & Order Situation, Steps Taken To Prevent Post Poll Violence In West Bengal

first_imgNews UpdatesCalcutta High Court Calls For Report From State Govt Regarding Law & Order Situation, Steps Taken To Prevent Post Poll Violence In West Bengal Sparsh Upadhyay7 May 2021 5:19 AMShare This – xDealing with a public interest petition raising the issue regarding violence which took place in the State after the Assembly Elections, 2021, the Calcutta High Court on Friday (May 7) sought the details regarding the latest status of the law and order situation in the State.Significantly, considering the importance where life and liberty of the people in the State of West Bengal is at stake and the issues sought to be raised by the petitioner, a Larger Bench was constituted to hear the instant petition. A Five-Judge-Bench comprising of Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal, Justice I. P. Mukerji, Justice Harish Tandon, Justice Soumen Sen and Justice Subrata Talukdar heard the matter briefly when the Advocate General sought an adjournment to file an affidavit of the Home Secretary of the State specifying the areas where the violence has taken place and the steps taken to prevent or control the same. The Court was dealing with a Petition moved before it regarding violence taking place in various parts of the State of West Bengal after Assembly Elections, 2021.The Plea has been filed by an Advocate Anindya Sundar Das through Advocates Uday Sankar Chattopadhyay, Debopriya Samanta, Santanu Majhi raising the grievance that life and liberty of the people is in danger due to alleged inaction by the police.The plea has submitted that the activists of the ruling party after the declaration of the result attacked the houses of the activists and supporters of the opposition parties and that they ransacked and looted the properties and they physically assaulted the innocent persons who only cast their votes to any opposition party according to the assessment of the local leaders of the ruling party.”In fact, after general elections, some sorts of violence usually occur in West Bengal, and administration takes active part to prevent the said violence, but now the sorrow state of affair is that the hooligans of the locale in the name of the religion attacked the supporters of the opposition party who by birth belong to another religion. In fact, those innocent distressed persons have been driven out from their locale. Their cattle, including hens, birds and other economically important domestic animals have been stolen,” the plea states.Read more about the petition: “Violence By Political Parties Has Become Citizens’ Nightmare”: PIL In Calcutta High Court Seeks Deployment Of Central Forces In West BengalCase title – Anindya Sundar Das v. Union of India and othersClick Here To Download OrderRead OrderTagsActing Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal Justice I. P. Mukerji Justice Harish Tandon Justice Soumen Sen Justice Subrata Talukdar West Bengal Governemnt Alleged Post-Poll Violence In West Bengal post poll violence Post Poll Violence In West Bengal Next Storylast_img read more

Greensky Bluegrass & Fruition Close Out Tour Together With One Last Major Collaboration [Gallery]

first_imgFor the past few weeks, Greensky Bluegrass has welcomed fellow folk musicians Fruition on tour. The two bands each put on impressively soulful sets individually, and have been collaborating at a majority of their double-billed shows. That run ended last night at The Vic Theatre in Chicago, IL, with Fruition delivering a strong opening set before handing the stage over to Greensky.Greensky would return the favor in the middle of their first set, as they welcomed out Fruition’s Jay Cobb Anderson for a rendition of “Fixin’ To Ruin.” Fellow Fruitioners Kellen Asebrook and Mimi Naja came out next, lending a hand on “Jaywalking” and “Death Comes Knocking” to set The Vic ablaze! After the collaborative fun, Greensky closed out the first set with a fiery take on “Living Over.”Set two featured more great Greensky jams, including an opening “Take Cover” that included a performance of “Go Cubs Go.” The Cubs anthem was first played by Greensky after the Chicago Cubs won the World Series in 2016, and was certainly brought out in honor of the team’s hometown. They also covered Prince and Pink Floyd in the second set, closing things out with a major medley that included “Time” into “Leap Year” into “Breathe Reprise” into “Leap Year” again! The night closed with a tease-heavy rendition of “Don’t Lie” as an encore, with the band teasing all of the songs from the first set, in order!Check out some video highlights below, as well as the setlist and a full gallery from Phierce Photo. Greensky will resume touring next Friday, February 17th, with a performance opening for Umphrey’s McGee in Asheville, NC. Setlist: Greensky Bluegrass | The Vic Theatre | Chicago, IL | 2/11/17Set 1:DemonsCry HolyWhile WaitingKerosene (1)Past my PrimeFixin to ruin (2)Jaywalking (3)Death Comes Knockin (3)Living OverSet 2Take Cover >Go Cubs Go >Take CoverBurn ThemThe Four (4) >Hold On >When Doves Cry (1)Wings for Wheels (5)Old Barns (5) (6)Clinch Mountain Backstep >Time (7) >Leap Year >Breathe >Leap YearEncoreDon’t Lie (8) (9) (10) (11) (1)(1) – w/ Reuben’s train tease(2) – w/Jay Cobb Anderson(3) – w/ Jay Cobb Anderson, Mimi Naja, Kellen Asebrook(4) – foxy lady tease(5) – w/ Kellen Asebrook(6) – New Barns arrangement(7) – Demons tease(8) – Teased all first set songs in order(9) – Norwegian wood tease(10) – 1999 tease(11) – I’m a little tea pot tease[Setlist compiled by Andrew Sturtz of Camp Greensky] Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Ivy Tech adds scholarship opportunities

first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — In an effort to financially assist incoming students at Ivy Tech Community College Lawrenceburg and Batesville locations, the College is announcing two new funding options: the Ivy Tech Scholarship and the Summer Exploration Scholarship. These scholarships are available to graduating seniors in Dearborn, Ohio, Ripley, and Franklin Counties, as well as students who attend Taylor High School (Cleves, OH), Harrison High School (Harrison, OH), and Oak Hills High School (Cincinnati, OH). Homeschooled students are also eligible to apply.The $1000 Ivy Tech Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior and applies to tuition and fees for degree-seeking, full-time Ivy Tech Batesville and Lawrenceburg students. The funds must be initiated in the fall semester of the year the student graduates from high school. Additional qualifications may apply.The Summer Exploration Scholarship provides current high school sophomores and juniors the opportunity to learn and explore courses that fit their career goals. Recipients are eligible for tuition, technology fees, and hybrid fees associated with one Ivy Tech course up to 4 credit hours. These are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and additional qualifications may apply.The application deadline is April 30. Summer classes run June 10 to August 3. Fall classes begin August 26. Visit Ivy Tech’s Express Enrollment Center (50 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg) for more details.last_img read more

GLMS President strengthens support for sustainable sports betting

first_img Related Articles GLMS report flags 178 suspicious betting alerts in Europe July 9, 2020 Share GLMS monitors North American integrity with Montreal Hub June 23, 2020 Share Submit Sporting Solutions unveiled as GLMS Associate Member June 2, 2020 StumbleUpon Speaking at the Conference of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) in Cleveland this week, GLMS President, Ludovico Calvi highlighted that regulated sports betting can lead to a ‘turning point’ for the evolution of US Gaming.Playing a key part in a high level discussion on the climate for US Sports Betting post given that PASPA has been repealed, Calvi emphasised the GLMS’ full support for regulated, responsible and sustainable betting market environments since prohibition has often only favoured the proliferation of black markets, criminal orgs and, as a result, sport competition manipulations.He went onto outline threats and opportunities for the Lotteries in connection to the world of sport and the need to effectively join the legalisation process and play a key role in the definition of sustainable regulatory frameworks. He also mapped out that the repealing of PASPA has provided a great opportunity for US Gaming to innovate itself and engage young adults and millennials effectively through, digital social engagement and entertainment.Sports Integrity has been a key debated topic in the US media and Ludovico presented GLMS and its mission to the audience, pointing out the need for a clear and sustainable US sports integrity policy and urged for cooperation among all private and public stakeholders.The GLMS programme is a lottery industry mutualised monitoring system on sports betting aimed at detecting and analysing suspicious betting activities that could question the integrity of sports competitions.The firm recently partnered with Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) after it became the first lottery betting supplier to join the GLMS programme.Pat McHugh, Senior VP Global Lottery Systems for Scientific Games, commented on the GLMS operation: “We are very impressed by the strong growth of the GLMS over the past year, and we are honoured to support its good efforts now as an Associate Member. The work of GLMS both in the field of monitoring of betting patterns and in establishing a culture of integrity is outstanding. Scientific Games is fully aligned with this important global effort to safeguard the integrity of sports betting for lotteries.”last_img read more

Diski Dance: rhythm of SA 2010

first_img24 December 2009In less than six months, the event that has focused South Africa’s energy for over five years will kick off, and the country will find itself in the global spotlight as never before. It was with this in mind that South African Tourism set out to capture the nation’s spirit in a dance. And so the Diski Dance was born.‘Our own township football style’“Diski” is common South African slang for the game of football, and the Diski Dance is a uniform routine that showcases the country’s passion for the sport. The dance is based on what Wendy Ramokgadi, the choreographer of the Diski Dance, calls “our own township football style”.“The whole idea was that we needed to come up with something that is truly South African,” says Ramokgadi. “Our country’s football is rhythmic, and so all the moves that we use in the dance are those same moves that are used on the South African football pitch, moves you can only find in our country.“The Diski Dance is one of the things I am most proud of, I really am excited about it,” says Ramokgadi. ‘When these people come to our country, let them come and feel the rhythm of Africa. We must just work, wear, eat, sleep the Diski Dance.”Getting the country dancingFor Sugen Pillay of South African Tourism, the Diski Dance is about preparing to host the world next year.“The concept of the Diski Dance is to show our welcoming spirit as a nation,” said Pillay.The aim is to mobilise the country through the dance, from corporate organisations and schools to government and the general public.The Diski Dance featured large at Football Fridays’ launch in Tshwane/Pretoria on 30 Oct 2009. Lesego Madumo chats to choreographer Wendy Ramokgadi about South Africa’s signature 2010 dance – watches the Deputy President try out the moves – then gets on the other end of the camera!During the friendly international between Bafana Bafana, the South African national football team, and Jamaica in Mangaung/Bloemfontein in November, the Diski Dance was taught to the whole stadium during half time.Bafana Bafana have learnt the dance, Cabinet ministers have learnt the dance and, most recently, one of South Africa’s most popular musical acts, Goldfish, performed the Diski.Goldfish; viral advertisingThe live electronica act, incorporating Dominic Peters and David Poole, have opened for stars like Fatboy Slim, Mr Scruff and Stereo MCs, and hence are no strangers to the best of dancefloor culture.“We travel the world, excite and unite millions, but for us the biggest fish of all is showcasing South Africa, its people and its dynamism,” says Peters. “We challenge all SA to learn the Diski Dance, showcase their pride and shout to the world ‘bring it on’”.Through a viral advertising campaign, the Diski Dance has sparked a revolution, as people from all over the country are starting learning to do the Diski – and are finding the experience intoxicating.“It rocks,” says Colleen Dacruz, an advertising sales executive. “It captures the essence of Africa, and gets deep into its spirit and soul.”Chantal Lourens, who works in real estate, thinks the dance is fantastic. “When I first saw the Diski Dance, it made me very proud. It’s very contagious, l can see people trying to do it all over.”Source: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising Committeelast_img read more

Ohio State Is A Huge Favorite In Its Redemption Game vs. Virginia Tech In Week 1

first_imgVirginia Tech fans cheer on the Hokies.The lone loss in Ohio State’s 2014 national championship season came in Week 2 against Virginia Tech. The Buckeyes fell to the Hokies, 35-21. Redemption is expected on Sept. 7. Ohio State will open its national championship-defending season in Blacksburg, Va., against Virginia Tech on Labor Day. A blowout victory is predicted for Urban Meyer’s squad. The sportsbook 5Dimes released its initial odds for Week 1 and Ohio State is a huge favorite. Ohio State #Buckeyes will open the season favored by 19-points over the Virginia Tech Hokies. #OSU #OhioSt #OhioState (via 5Dimes)— Johnny Detroit (@Johnny_Detroit) February 12, 2015Ohio State and Virginia Tech’s kickoff time has yet to be released, but with the game occurring on Labor Day, a night game at Lane Stadium is probable.last_img read more

2,000 Fisher Folk Receive Safety Gear

first_imgSome 2,000 fisher folk from six parishes have benefitted from the donation of safety gear, as part of the Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI). The beneficiaries will also receive training under the initiative which is spearheaded by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. An additional 400 fish vendors will receive igloos and training in food safety and sanitation, under the Jamaica Fishermen Co-operative Enhancement of Fish Cold Chain Supply and Safety Equipment Project. Speaking at the handing over ceremony held at the Old Harbour Bay fishing beach in St. Catherine on February 21, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Roger Clarke, said the programme will not only improve the personal safety of local fishers, but will also improve the quality of the seafood that Jamaicans consume. The project has received funding support of some $21.6 million from the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) and the World Bank. It is geared at increasing awareness among local fishers to practise safety at sea, thereby reducing the incidences of being lost at sea or losing their lives, as well as improving the quality assurance of local seafood. Under the project, fisher folk from the fishing communities of Old Harbour Bay in St. Catherine; Savannah-La-Mar , Belmont and Whitehouse in Westmoreland; Annotto Bay and Pagee in St. Mary; Manchioneal in Portland; Discovery Bay in St. Ann; and Rocky Point in Clarendon received life jackets and marine distress flares to be used while at sea. They will also benefit from training in several areas, including safety at sea, basic seamanship and navigation skills, safe and proper use of the life jackets and other safety equipment. In the meantime, the Minister lauded the JSIF for its part in implementing the programme, which he said represents a significant contribution to the fisheries sector. “We should all be concerned that it is not only the lives of fishers at sea which is important, but also the quality of the fish we are consuming. Everything that can be done must be done to ensure that the fish we eat is wholesome, fresh and safe,” Mr. Clarke emphasised. He implored the fishers to follow the necessary safety guidelines provided by the Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard and the Fisheries Division, to protect themselves while at sea. The Minister said each year, the Coast Guard responds to more than 30 search and rescue cases at sea, noting that fishing vessels accounted for 65 per cent of these cases. For her part, Managing Director at JSIF, Scarlette Gillings, said the project is directly connected to the Government’s aim to improve food safety and create a modern and enabling business environment as part of the Vision 2030 goals. Vision 2030 Jamaica is the country’s first long-term national development plan, which aims at enabling Jamaica to achieve developed country status by 2030. Mrs. Gillings said the programme also aims to promote sustainability of the fishing industry and will complement work being done under the Inter-American Institute for Co-operation on Agriculture (IICA) project.The IICA project will see the upgrading of the physical infrastructure at six fishing beaches islandwide.She said there will be further collaboration under the JSIF’s Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) for the provision of organisational strengthening and training to the fishermen’s co-operatives.last_img read more

Fort St. John Firefighters extinguish burning child’s wagon

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Firefighters were called to a brush fire that turned out to be a child’s wagon set on fire.Monday, September 30th, 2019 at 11:34 pm the Fort St. John attended a call and extinguished a child’s wagon that was set on fire on 93rd Street. The image was posted to a local FB group, showing the Fire Department on the scene with the wagon extinguished.To view the post; CLICK HERElast_img

From scarcity to security

first_imgSingapore has developed from being a water-scarce developing nation into a world leader in water management within a few decades. Since independence in 1965, one of the main concerns of the government has been to provide clean water for the growing domestic and non-domestic sectors. In 1965, Singapore was dependent on the state of Johor, Malaysia, for water resources under two agreements: one signed in 1961 and a second one signed in 1962. In view of this dependence, long-term security of water became an essential consideration for the city-state. As a result, the country developed and executed plans to enhance water security and self-sufficiency. Innovations covered aspects of policy, planning, management, institutional development, finances, technology, and most recently, societal behaviour. Also Read – A special kind of bondThe main reason for Singapore’s success in managing its water resources is its parallel emphasis on supply and demand management, including conventional and non-conventional sources of water — reused water and desalinated water. Singapore’s entire water cycle is managed by Public Utilities Board (PUB) that collects, treats and reuses used water on an extensive scale, a step that very few countries have taken. The supply of water has been further expanded by reducing water that’s unaccounted for, which is defined as actual water loss due to leaks, plus apparent water losses arising from meter inaccuracies. Also Read – Insider threat managementAlso, Singapore does not have illegal connections and all water connections are metered. The unaccounted-for water has decreased from about 9.5 per cent in 1990 to about 5 per cent in recent years, one of the lowest rates in the world. Water conservation is encouraged in the domestic sector and mandated in the non-domestic sector too. These include efficiency measures, both engineering solutions and human behaviour, such as appliances within PUB’s efficiency ratings. What has made Singapore different and possess the best water management practices in the world? The answer is government support, long-term planning, and realisation that clean and reliable water resources are essential for overall socio-development. Following the policy paradigm of “think ahead, think again and think across”, Singapore has looked for every opportunity to collect, treat, reuse and produce the necessary water resources not only at present but in a horizon that spans several decades. The city-state water resources planning, governance, and practices hold lessons for every other developed and developing city. It is worth studying.(The author is a senior research fellow at the Institute of Water Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, and editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Water Resources Development. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more