Australian poker group slams ‘out of touch’ regulator

first_img Australian poker group slams ‘out of touch’ regulator Casino & games Campaigners claim ACMA has created a new generation of rogue operators Regions: Oceania Australia 8th November 2018 | By contenteditor A leading Australian online poker campaign group has accused the country’s gambling regulator of being “out of touch” and creating a golden era for unregulated sites.The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) last week published a report claiming it had forced 33 offshore operators to depart the online gaming market in the year since the introduction of reforms to the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 (IGA). In the report it claimed credit for the halving of offshore gambling revenue, outlining a series of steps it had taken to deter operators.However, the Australian Online Poker Alliance says the report is flawed as ACMA bases its success on a list of sites operational in Australia “years ago” and fails to mention that many new offshore operators that have eagerly entered the fray. This is particularly true, they claim, in online poker, which was effectively banned under the terms of the updated IGA.While international operators such as PokerStars and PartyPoker have been forced to depart Australia, AOPA founder Joseph Del Duca believes the new operators are “much worse”. He fears there is now a greater risk of money laundering and terrorism funding and that poker players are being pushed towards “direct contact with questionable people”.“Yes, some grey market sites may have gone, but they have been replaced with different ones,” said Del Duca. “If anything, there are more unregulated poker sites for players to choose from today than there was previously.“During our campaign we have spoken with thousands of Australian poker players. To a person, nobody we have spoken to has stopped playing. They have merely shifted to different sites.“ACMA pulls its numbers from a list of 138 sites that they put together years ago. It does not take into account the multiple new sites that have emerged to target Australians since the Interactive Gambling Amendment Act (IGA) was changed.”The IGA forces all operators to be licensed if they are to offer services in Australia, however online licences are only available for wagering and some lotteries.iGamingBusiness.com understands that major international operators are keen to return to the Australian online market but will only be able to do so when the wording of the IGA is altered to make provision for poker licences.“The AOPA calls on ACMA to stop patting themselves on the back over false truths and to get serious about protecting online poker players,” Del Duca added. “The only way that they can do that is by joining with us to call for the Morrison Government to amend the IGA and to bring safe, regulated, online poker back to Australia.”Image: Lee Davy Tags: Card Rooms and Poker AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Poker Email Addresslast_img read more

Bravura Holdings Limited (CMBI.mu) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgBravura Holdings Limited (CMBI.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Bravura Holdings Limited (CMBI.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bravura Holdings Limited (CMBI.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bravura Holdings Limited (CMBI.mu)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileBravura Holdings Limited (formerly CMB International) is an investment holding bank situated in Ebene, Mauritius, and invests in Sub-Saharan African markets, with particular attention on Mozambique and Zambia. Whilst the company is a subsidiary of Capital Markets Brokers, the latter is a leading shareholder of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius since its establishment in 1989. The company disseminates its services through its subsidiaries offering financial services, financial advisory, investment banking for businesses and for entities that have focused their investments in financial instruments, including derivatives and equity. Bravura Holdings Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

If I could only buy one ETF in 2020, this would be it

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Edward Sheldon owns shares in Hargreaves Lansdown, Unilever, Diageo, and Apple. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Apple, Nike, Unilever, and Visa. 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Not only does the ETF have exposure to some of the most attractive companies in the FTSE 100, such as Unilever, Diageo, and AstraZeneca, but it also has exposure to the likes of Apple, Nike, and Visa, which are all listed in the US, and Roche and Adidas, which are listed in Europe. It’s an excellent mix of companies, in my view.Top 10 Holdings Source: iShares. Data as of 17/02/20. Good performanceThe performance of the iShares Edge MSCI World Quality Factor UCITS ETF since its inception in 2014 has been very good. For example, for the five years to 31 January, it returned 9.96% per year (in USD terms). 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Not only can they provide you with exposure to a whole range of companies through just one trade, but they can also be extremely cost-effective as they tend to be much cheaper than actively-managed funds.With that in mind, I want to highlight one of my favourite ETFs right now. If I could only buy one in 2020, this would be it.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A focus on qualityThe iShares Edge MSCI World Quality Factor UCITS ETF is a global equity ETF that provides exposure to 300 companies within the MSCI World index. It’s listed on the London Stock Exchange under tickers IWQU (USD) and IWFQ (GBP) meaning you can invest in it easily through online brokers such as Hargreaves Lansdown. Its ongoing charge is 0.30% per year.What I like about this particular ETF is instead of just tracking an index such as the FTSE 100 or the MSCI World, it provides exposure to a portfolio of ‘high-quality’ companies. It does this by selecting companies that: Edward Sheldon, CFA | Wednesday, 19th February, 2020 Enter Your Email Address If I could only buy one ETF in 2020, this would be it Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. last_img read more

Toulouse show their quality against Harlequins

first_imgMonday Jan 18, 2010 Toulouse show their quality against Harlequins Toulouse joined fellow French side Biarritz in the quarter finals of the Heineken Cup as they beat English side Harlequins 33-21 in front of their fans at the Ernest Wallon on Sunday.The three-time European Cup winners got the bonus point win which means they will top the pool whatever happens next week. The scoreline slightly flattered the visitors, who were 33-7 down with just over five minutes left in the game.Toulouse were remorseless as they hit their straps, scoring some great tries and showing that theyre a genuine threat once again.Ugo Monye scored two excellent consolation efforts late in the game for Quins, but it was too little too late as Toulouse romped to victory, much to the delight of Coach Guy Noves.“We really raised our level of play today,” said the coach who has been in charge at Toulouse since 1993.“We owe nothing to anybody and we deserve to have qualified. We are third in the championship, in the European Cup quarter-finals and despite outside criticism, I think that a lot of other sides would like to be in our position.”“The good start of the second half and the fact that we could get ahead on the scoreboard allowed us free ourselves up and lift the level of our play.“We saw some really fantastic stuff on the field with four great tries, even if we conceded three, including one at the end when we turned off,” he added.Toulouse travel to Sale this weekend for round six of the tournament. Time: 09:50 Note: Commentary for this clip is in FrenchADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Toulouse show their quality against Harlequins | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. Username * Password * Email * Password Repeat * Please send me news, information and special offers from RugbyDump By clicking register you agree to our Privacy Policylast_img read more

Raigal House / Marcelo Villafañe

first_img Year:  Projects Houses Save this picture!© Walter G. SalcedoWe have sought the contrast of light on thebreaks of the different angles, with lighter and darker shades, depending onthe time of day and placement regarding the diagram of the horizontal sundialat 35º. We have designed shadow diagonals on some surfaces that dismantle theidea of a box towards the idea of an irregular shape. It is a two storey-house: bedrooms upstairs andhigh ceilings, composing a broken plan with a double hook shape, generating differentangles, some very sharp, always free in their movements. Any idea of a system corresponds to a logicalthinking, a support structure. Cement blocks admit absences in their repetitionand constructive system that become openings that are windows, all of thembuilt with iron and colored glass, some are operable, others are fixed andothers are only blocks set back. 2005 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/385300/raigal-house-marcelo-villafane Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/385300/raigal-house-marcelo-villafane Clipboard Save this picture!© Walter G. Salcedo+ 30 Share Raigal House / Marcelo Villafañe 2005 Year:  Save this picture!© Walter G. SalcedoProject gallerySee allShow lessIn Discussion: Peter Zumthor Speaks with Michael Govan About the LACMA RedesignArticlesShould Architects Follow a Code of Ethics?Architecture News Sharecenter_img It seems upside down, it is a house with ablind, perforated facade. The service spaces give intimacy to the life of thehouse that opens inwards on the terrain. Save this picture!© Walter G. SalcedoThe access is not perceived in the firstinstance. We sought, as an experience, to enter through the most acute angle ofthe two volumes. Argentina Save this picture!© Walter G. SalcedoThe staircase is a system in plywood. Thehorizontal plane corresponding to the thread gives stability to the lateralmovement as the pins withstand much greater loads to those of a normalstaircase. The gaps between the pins and the stacking achieves a sense ofinstability which is only apparent. CopyHouses•Rosario, Argentina “COPY” Raigal House / Marcelo VillafañeSave this projectSaveRaigal House / Marcelo Villafañe Area:  161 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project This idea of working between the systematic, thegrid, the logical and the chaotic, not as such but as another order: a freer,less formal and more amorphous, is something that is becoming more akin to me,today, work after work. Architects:  Marcelo Villafañe Area Area of this architecture project Collaborators:Laura Rois, Eleonora Flores, Juan Andrés RomanosConstruction:Carlos Candia, Marcelo KopcaArchitects: Marcelo VillafañeCity:RosarioCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Walter G. SalcedoRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. Its position on the ground and rooting occuraround a singular appearance, anti-mimetic, that is somewhat aligned as itregisters through its almost panoptic vision all possible directions of a vast,flat terrain; it is undeniably seated in a piece of green plain. ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeMarcelo VillafañeOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRosarioArgentinaPublished on June 11, 2013Cite: “Raigal House / Marcelo Villafañe” [Casa Raigal / Marcelo Villafañe] 11 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ EffectPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceBricksEndicottBrick Facade at the Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural CenterBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenRailing / BalustradesSolarluxBalcony Glazing – SL 60eUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Products in Palazzo VolpiChairshorgenglarusUpholstered Chair – diva 5-154Wall / Ceiling LightsHE WilliamsLED Downlight – 4DR RoundMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Raigal住宅 / Marcelo Villafañe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 streamlast_img read more

Origami House / Bernardes Arquitetura

first_img “COPY” CopyHouses•Brazil CopyAbout this officeBernardes ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPorto FelizBrazilPublished on June 28, 2019Cite: “Origami House / Bernardes Arquitetura” [Casa Origami / Bernardes Arquitetura] 28 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore 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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/919977/origami-house-bernardes-arquitetura Clipboard Houses Area:  670 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Leonardo Finotti Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Leonardo Finotti+ 22Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Origami House / Bernardes ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveOrigami House / Bernardes Arquitetura “COPY” Projectscenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/919977/origami-house-bernardes-arquitetura Clipboard Manufacturers: -, AM Lesec, Alwitra, Arali Móveis, UniboxLandscaping:Andre PaolielloLighting:Estudio Carlos FortesConstruction Company:GaiaAir Conditioner:GreenwattAutomation:Gilberto FlorianoElectrical And Hydraulic Installations:ZamaroPool Design And Installation:AcquaStructural Project:YconConcrete Consultant:Gabriel ReginoAutor:Thiago BernardesProject Team:Dante Furlan, Camila Tariki, Antonia Bernardes, Bruno Milan, Pérola MachadoCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Leonardo FinottiRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedText description provided by the architects. Origami House is the main residence of a couple who decided to flee the rush of the big city to settle 50 minutes away of the capital. They receive frequent visits from their children and grandchildren. The house has three bedrooms, a comfortable office, kitchen and social area (living, dining, and balcony integrated) on the ground floor. The living room is integrated with the balcony through large glass window frames. On the lower floor are three guest rooms. The clients wanted a practical, single-story house that had all the amenities they needed to live and work integrated into their everyday environments.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiSave this picture!Planta – Pavimento TérreoSave this picture!© Leonardo FinottiThe use of concrete is the trademark of the house. The folding concrete slab, like an origami, establishes the house’s lateral boundary and volume that houses its social sector. The concrete protects the west façade of the residence from the afternoon sun and directs the view toward the east where we have the morning sun and the view of the native forest. All the angles of the project make sense on the terrain and have been designed according to their natural conditions, responding to topography, insolation, ventilation, among others.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiIts location provides a pleasant conviviality. The main access connects to the office, important for the couple, where it communicates with the living room, kitchen and outdoor areas of garden and balcony, allowing a simple use of the house throughout the day. The dining and living rooms are integrated with their walls and ceiling in concrete and the wooden furniture to warm the environment. The intimate sector is organized perpendicular to the social one in a metallic pavilion with facades protected by brises-soleils made of cumaru wood. This pavilion penetrates the volume of the social area with the brise-soleils functioning like pivoting doors that separate the kitchen and the dining room.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Importance of Communication and Context in Enrique Sobejano’s WorkArticlesCX Landscape Creates a Biodiverse “Ribbon Bridge” in CanberraArchitecture News Share ArchDaily Photographs Brazil Architects: Bernardes Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project 2017 Origami House / Bernardes Arquitetura Year: last_img read more

Vacation Cottages / PK Arkitektar

first_img “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/778709/vacation-cottages-pk-arkitektar Clipboard Vacation Cottages / PK Arkitektar ArchDaily Hospitality Architecture Projects 2015 CopyHospitality Architecture, Houses•Iceland Vacation Cottages / PK ArkitektarSave this projectSaveVacation Cottages / PK Arkitektar “COPY” Year:  CopyAbout this officePK ArkitektarOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsHospitality ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousesIcebergIcelandPublished on January 18, 2020Cite: “Vacation Cottages / PK Arkitektar” 18 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?冰岛度假小屋 / PK Arkitektar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 Area:  103 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/778709/vacation-cottages-pk-arkitektar Clipboard Photographs Photographs:  Rafael Pinho, Bjarni KristinsonConsultants:Verkhönnun, LandarkDesign Team:Pálmar Kristmundsson, Andrew Burges, Fernando de Mendonca, Erna Vestmann, Sunna Dóra Sigurjónsdóttir, Liidia GrinkoCountry:IcelandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Rafael PinhoRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyText description provided by the architects. In Winter 2012 PK Arkitektar was invited to take part in a competition for vacation rental cottages for the Association of Academics in Iceland. The 20 cabins were to be located in Brekkuskógur, in the South West of Iceland. The area features picturesque surroundings with uninterrupted views from each cottage to the nearby lake, Laugarvatn.Save this picture!© Bjarni KristinsonThe main focus of the design is to create a semirural architecture that blends in with the landscape and the surrounding mountains. Leftover earth from the excavation is used to form a wind-protecting bunker for the outdoor terraces and help fuse the roofscapes of the cabins with the surrounding sloping landscape. Vegetation from the excavated footprint of each building is preserved throughout the building process and reinstalled on the roofs when completed.Save this picture!© Rafael PinhoSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Rafael PinhoThe architectural concept is based on a simple and efficient plan solution, which limits circulation space and minimizes complex detailing. By doing so, material quality can be increased thus minimizing the costly need for maintenance.Save this picture!© Bjarni KristinsonThe building is a wooden construction resting on a concrete base. The exterior is clad with burnt hardwood paneling, utilizing a method well known in Japan, among other countries, to enhance the durability of the wood. The roof is a grass layer fused together with the surrounding slope, a traditional method used in the old vernacular turf houses in Iceland. The interior is composed of a floor finish of smooth-polished concrete, with walls and ceilings cladded in wood panels with the same intervals as on the exterior cladding.Save this picture!© Rafael PinhoLiving and dining spaces are located in the heart of the houses where the kitchen opens into the main space. The bathroom has direct access to the terrace leading to the geothermal hot tub. The houses utilize geothermal hydro energy from specially drilled sources inside the site boundary. The overall design is in accordance with recognized ecological standards with the aim to promote minimal environmental impact, creating cabins with close to zero carbon footprints.Save this picture!© Rafael PinhoOriginally published on December 15, 2015.Project gallerySee allShow lessThe KAISA WEWA Space / GPT+DESIGNSelected ProjectsSangdong Charcoal Village / studio_suspicionSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Rafael Pinho+ 23Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Iceland Architects: PK Arkitektar Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

Town Councils facing downgrading threat – Crossan

first_img Google+ Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A Buncrana Councillor claims that a proposal to take responsibility for housing away from town councils would represent an erosion of local democracy.Housing Minister Michael Finneran says there are 88 housing authorities across the country at the moment, and that is unnecessary. He wants to see a smaller network of regional authorities, which he claims would be more effective and save money.Meanwhile, Environment Minister John Gormley has ordered a study into the feasibility of a single national Water Authority.However, Cllr Nicholas Crossan says local authorities are best placed to make the right decisions……[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/ncros830.mp3[/podcast] Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Google+ Newsx Adverts Town Councils facing downgrading threat – Crossan Previous articleDevelopment officer says next three years present huge tourism potentialNext articleDetention time extended for two men after suspicious Derry death News Highland Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Twitter By News Highland – January 13, 2011 WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

Draft EIA: Delhi HC Issues Notice In Modification Plea Seeking Direction To Centre To Further Extend The Deadline For Public Comments

News UpdatesDraft EIA: Delhi HC Issues Notice In Modification Plea Seeking Direction To Centre To Further Extend The Deadline For Public Comments Karan Tripathi31 Aug 2020 4:38 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has issued notice in a modification plea seeking a direction to be issued to the Central Government to further extend the deadline for public comments on Draft Environment Impact Assessment Policy by the period of 60 days from the date of publishing the said policy in all the languages mentioned in Schedule VIII of the Constitution. The Division Bench of Chief…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 issued notice in a modification plea seeking a direction to be issued to the Central Government to further extend the deadline for public comments on Draft Environment Impact Assessment Policy by the period of 60 days from the date of publishing the said policy in all the languages mentioned in Schedule VIII of the Constitution. The Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan has issued notice to the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, and will next take up the matter on September 23. Filed in a disposed off writ petition titled Vikrant Tongad v. Union of India, the present modification plea states that if the direction to extend the deadline is not issued to the Central Government, the letter and spirit of this court’s order dated 30/06/20 will be defeated. By its order dated June 30, the present court had extended the deadline for submitting public comments on Draft EIA Policy by August 11. The court had also directed the Environment Ministry to translate the draft policy in at least the languages mentioned in the VII Schedule of the Constitution, and make the same available on the website of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, as well as the respective Environment Ministries and State Pollution Control Boards of all respective states within a period of ten days. The said order reads as: ‘…we are of the view that it would be in aid of effective dissemination of the proposed notification if arrangements are made for its translation into other languages as well, at least those mentioned in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution. Such translation may be undertaken by the Government of India itself, or with the assistance of the respective State Governments, where applicable.’ In order to argue that the directions of the court have not been efficiently complied with by the concerned Ministry, the Petitioner highlighted the following facts: No translations were completed and uploaded within 10 days. This was a clear transgression of the Court’s directive. The MoEF in fact communicated to the State Governments to carry out the translations within 10 days, but not to take further steps (uploading) until specific directions were given by the MoEF The draft EIA Notification 2020 was only made available on the homepage of the main website of the MoEF (http://moef.gov.in/) as recently as 24th August, 2020. Further, the Respondent has even failed to upload the draft EIA Notification, 2020 in the English and Hindi language on the websites of the State Environment Departments and State Pollution Control Boards It is further argued by the Petition that as per the RTI reply received from the concerned Ministry, the draft policy has only been translated in 3 languages as on 30th July 2020, namely Marathi, Oriya and Nepali. Moreover, the Petitioner got to know that it is only recently that the translations have been made in Bengali, Telugu and Konkani. Therefore, it is the case of the Petitioner that the non-compliance of the court’s June 30 order has further hampered the public consultation process. Next Story read more

Plea In SC Seeks Steps For Improving India’s Deplorable Global Ranking On The Corruption Perception Index

first_imgTop StoriesPlea In SC Seeks Steps For Improving India’s Deplorable Global Ranking On The Corruption Perception Index Sanya Talwar13 Sep 2020 8:27 AMShare This – xA plea has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Centre, states and UTs for setting up an Expert Committee to suggest steps for improving India’s deplorable ranking on the Global Corruption Perception Index.Filed on behalf of BJP Leader and lawyer Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay who has been instrumental in filing many PILs before top court, the plea seeks the constitution of…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?LoginA plea has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Centre, states and UTs for setting up an Expert Committee to suggest steps for improving India’s deplorable ranking on the Global Corruption Perception Index.Filed on behalf of BJP Leader and lawyer Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay who has been instrumental in filing many PILs before top court, the plea seeks the constitution of the committees to look into good practices of those countries that rank several notches higher on the index than India. Thus, the PIL has been filed under Article 32 of the Constitution of India “to examine the best practices of the countries, ranked among top 20 in Corruption Perception Index and accordingly take appropriate steps to weed-out the menace of bribery, black money generation, benami transaction, tax evasion, money laundering, profiteering, grain hoarding, food adulteration, human trafficking, drug trafficking, black marketing, cheating, fraud, forgery, mischief, dishonest misappropriation of property, criminal breach of trust, dishonestly inducing delivery of property, cheating by personation, concealment of property, falsification of accounts, and economic offences including corporate fraud, capital market fraud and forensic fraud and violation of the laws relating to accounting, company, taxation and information technology”The plea states that alternatively, the Court may direct Law Commission of India to examine anti-corruption laws of developed countries & suggest steps to weed-out corruption, black money generation, benami transactions & money laundering, and to improve India’s ranking in Corruption Perception Index.Upadhyay highlights that the injury caused to people is extremely large because corruption is an insidious plague, having a wide range of corrosive effects on the country.”It undermines democracy and rule of law, leads to violations of human rights, distorts markets, erodes the quality of life and allows organised crime like separatism, terrorism, naxalism, radicalism, gambling, smuggling, kidnapping, money laundering and extortion and other threats to human security to flourish” – Excerpt of PleaFurther, the plea brings to the fore, the distress that corruption has caused in the country, especially to the underprivileged sections of the society and that it is the duty of the state to take steps to weed-out corruption and black money generation.”It is inimical to fostering of excellence and has adverse impact on EWS-BPL families. Due to massive corruption, even after 73 years of independence, 50% population is in distress leading hand-to-mouth existence and large segments not knowing where next meal is coming from, with abominable health standards and primary education levels,” Upadhyay claims.Apropos this, the petitioner urges the court to pass directions so that the rule of law guaranteed under the Constitution can be secured. He adds that Centre and States are not taking appropriate and enough steps to weed out the menace of corruption.”….it is duty of the State to take steps to weed-out corruption and black money generation. Stern steps must be taken to reaffirm the rule of law, improve transparency and warn looters that betrayal of public trust will no longer be tolerated,” says Upadhyay in his plea before top court.The public interest litigant has also states that the root cause of 50% problems of India is corruption, which, he contends can’t be weeded-out without tax reform, police reform, judicial reform, democratic reform, administrative reform and education reform. He adds that many eminent commissions and committees including Law Commission, Election Commission and Venkatchaliah Commission have given more than 500 suggestions in this regard but Centre and States are not interested to implement them.Emphasising that Preamble is not a mere flourish of words, but is an ideal setup for practices and observances as matter of law through constitutional mechanism, the Petitioner outlines that its purpose is to clarify who has made the Constitution, what is its source, what is ultimate sanction behind it; what is the nature of polity, which is sought to be established and what are its goals and objectives. “The one common object is to promote well-being of the society as a whole. It is impossible to achieve the great golden goals of Preamble without curbing corruption, the greatest menace to democracy-development,” the plea avers.Click Here To Download PetitionNext Storylast_img read more