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London Irish desperate for return win after loss to Toulon

first_imgFriday Dec 17, 2010 London Irish desperate for return win after loss to Toulon Tomorrow Toulon host London Irish in a crucial pool 3 game that will effectively decide if Irish will continue in the Heineken Cup or not. Last weekend Toulon got the better of them, winning 19-13 at the Madejski Stadium.Jonny Wilkinson was destroyer in chief, while Joe Van Niekerk put in a performance that will have quite possibly put the forgotten man of Springbok rugby back on the map. The same can be said for Wilkinson and England, as he showed that he is anything but over the hill, as some have suggested he is at this stage in his career.“Jonny gets better with age, like a fine wine,” said London Irish coach Toby Booth. “He didn’t look in decline to me. I saw him stop George Stowers on the short side 10 metres out… I think he’s actually getting a bit better. He’s like a fine wine, he added, before reflecting on Van Niekerks performance.“He was the difference between the teams, to be fair. It’s fairly evident that their game plan revolves around him, and while we knew what was coming, he caused us massive problems. In a hard-fought, competitive contest, he was the true quality act. Sometimes, you have to put up your hand and admit these things,” said Booth.Van Niekerk himself was all about praise for Wilkinson. “You can’t say any more about Wilko, the guy’s a genius. What more do you want from a 10 than keeping the scoreboard rolling? It’s a privilege and an honour to play with a guy like that. Jonny is still world class.”Crashing to their sixth defeat in a row, the Exiles were in fact lucky to not go down by a larger margin as Toulon missed a few chances that should probably have been put away.This weekend London Irish will be going for the win as they visit Toulon at the Stade Felix Mayol for a game that is vital for the visitors to win, something Booth is well aware of.“It’s a cup final. Realistically we’re going to find it difficult if we don’t get a result so we know what we have to do. From a Heineken Cup point-of-view, it’s a ‘do or die’ situation.” Time: 04:11ADVERTISEMENT 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. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueey90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe 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. 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Summerhouse at Söderöra / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

first_img Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/918585/summerhouse-at-soderora-tham-and-videgard-arkitekter Clipboard Photographs:  Åke E:son Lindman / Lindman Photography Summerhouse at Söderöra / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter Houses CopyHouses•Norrtälje SO, Sweden Collaborator:Anders RognerudCity:Norrtälje SOCountry:SwedenMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Åke E:son Lindman / Lindman PhotographyRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceSkylightsLAMILUXFlat Roof Exit Comfort DuoDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. On a remote island in the Stockholm archipelago, this small house is built within the context and specific conditions for construction that no car access for transports result in.Save this picture!© Åke E:son Lindman / Lindman PhotographySave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Åke E:son Lindman / Lindman PhotographyAround an central open space, four small rooms for sleeping, storage and bath are placed, one in each corner. Light enters through a skylight and large glazed niches that underscores the atelier like character of the central space, as it opens up toward the sky and its green environs in 360°.Save this picture!© Åke E:son Lindman / Lindman PhotographySave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Åke E:son Lindman / Lindman PhotographyIn two of the niches, the sliding glass doors are placed on the inner side to create sheltered spaces for the entrance terrace and a place for outdoor dinners. Roof and facades are finished with the same black slate bitumen standard roofing product. Interior and outdoor rooms have natural and light grey painted sawn wooden panels.Save this picture!© Åke E:son Lindman / Lindman PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessA Happily Tracked Day / Ying Long for the Shenzhen Biennale (UABB) 2019ArticlesHomecore Store / Studio Malka ArchitectureSelected Projects Share Area:  90 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeTham & Videgård ArkitekterOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNorrtälje SOSwedenPublished on June 07, 2019Cite: “Summerhouse at Söderöra / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter” 07 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 Lead Architects: center_img Year:  “COPY” Summerhouse at Söderöra / Tham & Videgård ArkitekterSave this projectSaveSummerhouse at Söderöra / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/918585/summerhouse-at-soderora-tham-and-videgard-arkitekter Clipboard 2008 Bolle Tham, Martin Videgård ArchDaily Sweden Projects Save this picture!© Åke E:son Lindman / Lindman Photography+ 17Curated by Paula Pintos Sharelast_img read more

Tiempo de definición del estatus en Puerto Rico

first_imgRecién comienza el año 2016 y ya promete ser uno lleno de definiciones políticas para Puerto Rico. La gigantesca deuda pública de $73 miles de millones y su impago sigue siendo el problema en que se centran los medios noticiosos corporativos a nivel internacional. Sin embargo, a pesar de que por tratar de pagar esa deuda, el gobierno colonial de PR ha recortado servicios esenciales y ha hundido en la miseria a la mayoría de las familias boricuas, es otro el centro de atención y acción en Puerto Rico: el estatus político.Por muchos años se ha hablado del estatus e incluso se han celebrado referendos que, por el hecho de haber sido encuadrados dentro de un estado colonial, impuestos en cierta medida por la metrópolis (EUA), han sido realmente ilegítimos e inconsecuentes. Sin embargo, las discusiones actuales, resultado de la enorme crisis a todos niveles que sufre el país, conllevan la legitimidad de que sólo la definición del estatus podrá conducir al camino de una verdadera solución a esta profunda crisis.Después de más de 100 años de un proceso de coloniaje que afecta incluso el modo de pensar y razonar, una verdad, aunque sea de Perogrullo, puede ser disfrazada e incluso presentada como su antípoda. Este ha sido el caso en PR. Desde el salón de clases hasta la radio y la televisión, pasando por todas las esferas de la vida social, han servido de plataformas utilizadas por el imperio para transfigurar la realidad patente de una colonia, dando aparentar que es un país con autonomía. Esto precisamente era lo que Lolita Lebrón, Irving Flores, Andrés Figueroa Cordero y Rafael Cancel Miranda intentaron exponer al mundo cuando abrieron fuego en el Congreso estadounidense ese 1º de marzo de 1954.Para ocultar ante la comunidad internacional su terrible papel como subyugador de un pueblo que pudiera opacar el avance de su guerra fría contra la URSS, EUA impuso una imagen de “autonomía puertorriqueña” mediante una constitución en Puerto Rico que otorgaba limitados e irrisorios derechos bajo el eufemismo del ‘Estado Libre Asociado’, concepto en sí contradictorio. A partir del 1953, ya los imperialistas no tendrían que dar cuenta de su colonia en las asambleas de las Naciones Unidas, puesto que PR era un país ‘casi’ soberano y tenía su propio gobernador puertorriqueño elegido por el pueblo, no un yanqui nominado por EUA. La colonia se había ‘perfumado’ y EUA podía seguir obteniendo todas las riquezas necesarias sin mayor objeción internacional.Momento de definiciónEsa farsa terminó hace pocos días cuando el Procurador General de EUA, Donald Verrilli Jr., manifestó claramente que el ELA no tiene soberanía propia. Es interesante saber que estas declaraciones surgieron durante una comparecencia del PG como ‘amigo de la corte’ para vistas frente al Tribunal Supremo estadounidense en un caso que nada tiene que ver con la crisis económica isleña e ilustra la urgencia del tema del estatus.El caso conocido como Puerto Rico vs Sánchez Valle se trata de uno sobre doble exposición (double jeopardy) en el que un sujeto fue procesado en tribunales en EUA por posesión y venta ilegal de armas y expone que no puede ser procesado por el mismo delito por tribunales locales puertorriqueños. El Departamento de Justicia de PR sin embargo, afirma que sí tiene el poder de acusar a personas por el mismo delito puesto que PR tiene soberanía propia, sometiendo el caso ante el Tribunal Supremo de EUA.El gobernador Alejandro García Padilla, del Partido Popular Democrático, proponente y defensor del ELA colonial, inmediatamente respondió con la ficticia indignación de los corruptos y traidores de su propio pueblo. Si no fuera algo tan trágico, sería material irrisorio para una comedia. Señalando que EUA “cambió de opinión”, AGP escribió que “las leyes y la Constitución del Estado Libre Asociado emanan del poder del pueblo de Puerto Rico en el ejercicio de su poder inherente a organizarse políticamente en un gobierno propio. Así lo han reconocido también los Estados Unidos durante décadas ante la comunidad internacional”.El gobierno del presidente Obama sin embargo, a través de su procuradora general adjunta, Nicole Saharsky, se pronunció claramente durante la vista del 13 de enero en el Tribunal Supremo. Saharsky dijo: “El Congreso puede, de hecho, revisar el arreglo actual que tiene con Puerto Rico. Eso es así porque Puerto Rico es un territorio de Estados Unidos. Los territorios pertenecen a Estados Unidos lo que significa que están bajo la soberanía de Estados Unidos. Y la segunda es que es el Congreso el que hace las reglas….”. (noticel.com) En resumen, que PR es propiedad, no parte, de EUA y puede hacer lo que quiera a través del Congreso.Se espera una decisión del caso en los próximos meses.Esto tiene gran relevancia ahora cuando como resultado de una serie de vistas en el Congreso estadounidense sobre la crisis en PR y el pedido del gobierno de PR para tener acceso a una ley de bancarrota para reestructurar la deuda, hay una propuesta congresional de imponer una Junta Fiscal Federal independiente para supervisar las finanzas en PR. Esta realmente sería una junta para asegurar el pago a los bonistas de Wall Street y actuaría fuera de los marcos legales y gubernamentales isleños. Una verdadera junta colonial.Respuesta del Movimiento en PREsta situación está ayudando a incrementar la unidad dentro del movimiento independentista. Un ejemplo fue la Asamblea del Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño el pasado mes donde se proclamó la candidata a la gobernación por el PIP, María de Lourdes Santiago, actualmente senadora por el mismo partido. En esa asamblea acudieron partidos, organizaciones y personalidades de la izquierda y el movimiento de liberación que no están afiliadas al PIP, en una muestra de acercamientos que podría significar la búsqueda de un consenso tan necesario en este tiempo de lucha independentista.Muchas figuras del independentismo han manifestado que este es el año crucial para la lucha por la soberanía e independencia. De hecho, nunca antes se han dado coordinadas tan perfectas para facilitar la discusión amplia y abierta con el pueblo sobre la independencia. Es imprescindible una campaña de educación popular sobre la necesidad de autodeterminación y liberación del yugo imperialista y demostrar que la independencia, no la estadidad, es el único estatus que puede garantizar un futuro de justicia social y económica para el pueblo. La crisis ha sido la gran escuela que está ayudando a quitar el velo de obnubilación colonial impuesto por el imperio.Oscar López Rivera, prisionero político que lleva ya 34 años en cárceles yanquis por luchar por la independencia, está jugando un papel muy importante. Recientemente escribió desde prisión un mensaje al pueblo para que su hija Clarisa López lo leyera en ocasión de la celebración de su cumpleaños el 6 de enero. En él exhortaba al pueblo entero a unirse para que rechazaran el pago de la deuda y la boicotearan, pidiendo además la unión y la colaboración del movimiento independentista en una lucha conjunta.Joubert-Ceci es miembro del Comité Boricua Filadelfia-Camden recientemente formado, integrado por boricuas en la diáspora para colaborar en la lucha por la independencia de PR.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

EPA Releases Confidential Farm Data

first_img SHARE SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News EPA Releases Confidential Farm Data Facebook Twitter EPA Releases Confidential Farm Data The National Pork Producers Council is extremely troubled by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s release earlier this month to several activist groups of personal information on U.S. hog farmers and on other livestock and poultry farmers and, possibly, business-confidential data on their farms. EPA in early February released raw data from farms in 30 states, including, in some instances, farmers’ home addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses as well as information on employees of operations, to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Earth Justice and the Pew Charitable Trusts under Freedom of Information Act requests the groups filed. “The release of data containing personal and confidential information is extremely troubling; we feel betrayed,” said NPPC President R.C. Hunt, a hog farmer from Wilson, N.C. “We are very concerned for farmers and with the ability of those opposed to modern livestock and poultry farms to manipulate that data to advance their extremist agenda.”EPA gathered the information despite being forced last year to drop a proposed reporting rule for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) because of concerns about the privacy and biosecurity of family farms. The regulation was the result of a 2010 “sweetheart” deal the agency entered with environmental groups, including NRDC. The deal was struck while EPA and livestock and poultry producers were in the middle of a lawsuit brought by NPPC over EPA’s 2008 CAFO rule, which required large livestock and poultry operations that propose to or that might discharge into waterways to obtain Clean Water Act (CWA) permits. A federal appeals court ruled that the CWA requires permits only for farms that actually discharge.In dropping the reporting rule, EPA indicated it still wanted to collect data on CAFOs to “more effectively carry out its CAFO permitting programs on a national level and ensure that CAFOs are implementing practices to protect water quality and human health.” But the agency gathered the data from state water agencies without informing them about its intention to share the information with outside groups, including through a searchable national database. NPPC is reviewing the files that EPA released to better understand the scope and content of the data. “What’s ironic,” Hunt said, “is that, in the name of transparency, EPA released information in secret and violated the privacy rights of farmers across the country.” Previous articleGroups Unite in Opposition to Senate Sequestration PackageNext articleU.S. Representative Looking to Mandate GMO Labeling Nationwide Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Feb 20, 2013 Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

To Label to Not to Label, That is the Question

first_img By Gary Truitt – Jan 19, 2014 Facebook Twitter Home Commentary To Label to Not to Label, That is the Question SHARE To Label to Not to Label, That is the Question SHARE Facebook Twitter Whether ’tis nobler to require labels about biotechnology on food products or to allow a voluntary system of labeling food products… With apologies to the Bard, this is the question that is getting considerable debate among farm groups, food companies, retailers, government agencies, lawmakers, and activist groups. There is plenty of emotion, money and politics involved, with facts and research being largely ignored. While on the surface this may look like a fight over biotechnology, in reality, it is a fight between the free market and big government domination.Last week 4 U.S. lawmakers and 200 organizations, many with a financial stake in the outcome, delivered a letter to President Obama demanding new federal labeling regulations on food products with genetically-modified ingredients. The action follows the defeat of state referendums to require such labels in California and Washington. This is just the latest skirmish in a war that has been raging for years. While likely to generate some rhetoric, political observers on Capitol Hill say there is very little chance any federal legislation will be acted upon in the foreseeable future.Yet, it is an issue in which agriculture has a stake. Biotechnology is — and will continue to be — a major part of food production in the US and worldwide and may be our only hope to meet the food demands of the future.  But, as I said, the principle issue here is not biotechnology but the preservation of the free market. “Mandatory labeling of GM foods fails every justification for requiring them: scientific, economic, legal, and most of all, common sense,” said Jeff Stier with the National Center for Public Policy Research. Stier points out that, if companies want to produce food free of biotechnology, they can do so and are free to label those foods as GMO-free, “Mandatory labeling of safe products represents a classic case of rent-seeking; this is an effort to assert political influence at the expense of consumers and responsible farmers for the sole benefit of those seeking the labels.” We are seeing signs that the free market is working in this area. Several major food companies have announced they are removing some biotech ingredients from their products in response to a small, but vocal, effort by some consumer organizations. In some cases, the companies are labeling their products “GMO FREE,” in other cases they are not. These are voluntary actions and present consumers with a choice when they make their food decisions.  The American Farm Bureau Federation and the USDA support this approach. US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Villsack stated last week that he was not in favor of a mandatory label approach.So, who is behind the push for mandatory labels? According to the letter that was sent the President, the groups supporting the effort reads like a who’s who radical environmental and consumer groups: Greenpeace, the Center for Biological Diversity, the Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth U.S., the Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union, and the Environmental Working Group. Free-market and middle-of-the road groups do not appear to be represented. Companies behind the effort are those who have a vested interest in villainizing biotechnology. They include: Ben and Jerry’s, Stonyfield Farm, Amy’s Kitchen, Eden Foods, Odin Brewing, and others.These groups are defining the issue as a food safety issue and a consumer’s right to know issue — neither of which are relevant here. As Stier points out, “Genetically modified foods, already consumed widely by American consumers, haven’t made anyone sick.” Consumers do have the right to know if the food they are buying is safe and that ingredients are in the food. But since biotechnology in no way changes the food product, requiring this information does not fall into this category.  If companies want to voluntarily label their food or remove biotech products, they should have the right to do so but not be forced to.To those who advocate for mandatory biotech labels I say, in the words of William Shakespeare, “I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed!” By Gary Truitt Previous articleWilson Promotes High Oleic as Part of USB AssignmentNext articleAmerican Made Message Delivered to Drivers on I-80 Gary Truittlast_img read more

Intelligence agency steps up offensive against Khartoum press

first_img RSF_en April 5, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Intelligence agency steps up offensive against Khartoum press SudanAfrica Organisation Follow the news on Sudan SudanAfrica Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders is appalled to learn that Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) ordered Al Nour Mohamed Al Nour’s suspension as editor-in-chief of the independent Arabic-language daily Al Sahafa on 3 April.At the same time, the NISS harassed Al Jazeera’s Khartoum correspondent, accusing him of unbalanced coverage and reporting “false information.”“There is this incredible situation in Sudan in which the intelligence services decide how the media are run and who they appoint,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Totally opposed to freedom of information, they call all the shots, censor articles, confiscate newspapers and harass journalists.“President Omar al-Bashir has made some conciliatory gestures in recent days, including an amnesty announcement, the release of some political prisoners and an invitation to the opposition to participate in negotiations about a new constitution, but we have seen no improvement in freedom of information. On the contrary, repressive policies towards the media have been intensified.”Al Sahafa’s management lost no time in complying with the order to suspend Nour as editor-in-chief and his name had already disappeared from the newspaper’s masthead in yesterday’s issue.Agence France-Presse quoted Nour as saying his removal may have been linked to disagreements about the censorship imposed by the security services.Al Jazeera correspondent Almosalami Alkabbakhi was meanwhile summoned to NISS headquarters on 3 and 4 April and was questioned for nine hours. He has been ordered to report for further questioning tomorrow.On 24 March, the NISS confiscated all copies of the Arabic-language daily Al-Khartoum. At the end of January, the NISS seized 14,000 copies of the Arabic-language daily Al-Sudani.Ranked 170th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, Sudan is rightly classified among the world’s ten worst countries as regards respect for freedom of information.Photo : Ashraz Shazly / AFP News Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continentcenter_img News to go further News News Receive email alerts Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal April 10, 2020 Find out more April 6, 2020 Find out more March 29, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Councillor says mobile and broadband services must be improved

first_img Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Twitter A Donegal County Councillor has said the local authority must put pressue on the Minister for Communications to improve broadband and mobile phone coverage in the county.It was claimed at this weeks Council meeting that rural areas are recieving next to no broadband or mobile phone coverage.Despite this Eircom estimates that by 2016, 91% of residents in Co Donegal will have access to high speed broadband.Cllr James Pat McDaid says if broadband and mobile phone coverage are improved in the county, then there is no doubt jobs will be created. However, at present he says mobile signals in some parts of the county are very poor………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/jamespattelecomms.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Facebook Twitter By News Highland – September 30, 2014 PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+ Facebook Google+center_img Pinterest Councillor says mobile and broadband services must be improved WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Homepage BannerNews HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Previous articleInitial Irish Water charges confirmed as Donegal councillors repeat calls for meetingNext articlePSNI investigate Dungiven shooting incident News Highland Pinterestlast_img read more

Strong winds knock out power to Donegal homes

first_img 88 homes have lost power this (Friday) evening as strong winds effect the northwest.The power outage is in the Gweedore area. The ESB says it is working to have supply restored.The worst of the wind is expected to pass by 11pm on Friday night.Met Eireann issued the following warning:Wind Warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork and Kerry: Strong to gale force southerly winds will gust 110 to 130 km/h today and for a time tonight. Valid: 28 Dec 2012 – 15:00 to 28 Dec 2012 – 23:00 Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Strong winds knock out power to Donegal homes Previous article66-year-old man dies tragically in Drumkeen accidentNext articleHigh Winds: Motorists urged to take care – power returned to most homes News Highland Google+center_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter News By News Highland – December 28, 2012 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

[Section 68 FERA] Liability For Offence Depends On Role One Plays In Company Affairs And Not On Mere Designation Or Status: SC [Read Judgment]

first_imgTop Stories[Section 68 FERA] Liability For Offence Depends On Role One Plays In Company Affairs And Not On Mere Designation Or Status: SC [Read Judgment] Ashok Kini27 July 2020 6:42 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has held that, for proceeding against a Director of a company for contravention of provisions of Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1973, the necessary ingredient for proceeding shall be that at the time offence was committed, the Director was in charge of and was responsible to the company for the conduct of the business of the company. The liability to be…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court has held that, for proceeding against a Director of a company for contravention of provisions of Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1973, the necessary ingredient for proceeding shall be that at the time offence was committed, the Director was in charge of and was responsible to the company for the conduct of the business of the company. The liability to be proceeded with for offence under Section 68 of FERA, 1973 depends on the role one plays in the affairs of the company and not on mere designation or status, the bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and R. Subhash Reddy observed. In this case, Enforcement Directorate issued a show cause notice for alleged FERA violations against all the Directors of a company named Modi Xerox Ltd.(MXL) including Shailendra Swarup, who was a practicing Advocate of the Supreme Court. In response to this show cause notice, he stated that he was only a part-time, nonexecutive Director of MXL and he was never in the employment of the Company nor had an executive role in the functions of the Company. However, the Deputy Director, Enforcement Directorate after conducting a hearing, imposed a penalty of Rs.1,00,000/- on all the Directors including Shailendra Swarup. This order was upheld by the Appellate Tribunal as well as the High Court. One of the main issues considered by the Apex Court was whether the Adjudicating Authority, Appellate Tribunal and the High Court erred in holding contravention of provisions of Section 8(3), 8(4) and Section 68 of FERA, 1973 by the appellant without their being any material that the appellant was responsible for the conduct of business of the Company at the time of commission of the offence and without recording any specific findings to that effect? The court observed that it was erroneous on the part of the adjudication authority to have not considered the material brought on the record that he was a part-time, non-executive Director not in charge of the affairs of the Company at the relevant time. It further noted that the adjudicating officer imposed the penalty without returning a finding that it was the appellant who was liable for contravention of the provisions of Section 8(3), 8(4) and Section 68 of the FERA, 1973. The court noted that Section 141 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1981 is a pari materia provision to Section 68 of the FERA, 1973. It referred to the dicutm in S.M.S. Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Vs. Neeta Bhalla (2005) 8 SCC 89, that the liability arises on account of conduct, act or omission on the part of a person and not merely on account of holding an office or a position in a company. The court observed: “Section 68 of FERA, 1973 deals with “Offences by companies”. Section 68(1) provides that “……………every person who, at the time of the contravention was committed, was in charge of, and was responsible to, the company for the conduct of business of the company as well as the company, shall be deemed to be guilty of the contravention…………..” Section 68(1) creates a legal fiction, i.e., “shall be deemed to be guilty”. The legal fiction triggers on fulfilment of conditions as contained in the section. The words “every person who, at the time of the contravention was committed, was in charge of, and was responsible to, the company for the conduct of business” has to be given some meaning and purpose. The provision cannot be read to mean that whosoever was a Director of a company at the relevant time when contravention took place, shall be deemed to be guilty of the contravention. Had the legislature intended that all the Directors irrespective of their role and responsibilities shall be deemed to be 34 guilty of contravention, the section could have been worded in different manner. When a person is proceeded with for committing an offence and is to be punished, necessary ingredients of the offence as required by Section 68 should be present.” The court further observed that Section 68 of FERA, 1973 as well as Section 141 of the Negotiable Instruments Act deals with the offences by the companies in the same manner. It added: “The ratio of the judgments of this Court on Section 141 of Negotiable Instruments Act as noted above are also clearly relevant while interpreting Section 68 of FERA Act. We, thus, hold that for proceeding against a Director of a company for contravention of provisions of FERA, 1973, the necessary ingredient for proceeding shall be that at the time offence was committed, the Director was in charge of and was responsible to the company for the conduct of the business of the company. The liability to be proceeded with for offence under Section 68 of FERA, 1973 depends on the role one plays in the affairs of the company and not on mere designation or status. ” A person, who is to be proceeded with has to be made aware of the necessary allegationsThe bench further observed that,even though, FERA, 1973 does not contemplate filing of a written complaint but in proceedings as contemplated by Section 51, the person, who has to be proceeded with has to be informed of the contravention for which penalty proceedings are initiated. “The expression “after giving that person a reasonable opportunity for making a representation in the matter” as occurring in Section 51 itself contemplate due communication of the allegations of contravention and unless allegations contains complete ingredients of offence within the meaning of Section 68, it cannot be said that a reasonable opportunity for making a representation in the matter has been given to the person, who is to be proceeded with..” “Learned ASG is right in his submission that FERA, 1973 does not contemplate any complaint but the Scheme of the Act indicate that a person, who is to be proceeded with has to be made aware of the necessary allegations, which may constitute an offence on his part. This Court in N. Rangachari (supra) has observed that a person in the commercial world having a transaction with company is entitled to presume that the Directors of the company are in charge of the affairs of the company. The presumption of a person in the commercial world is a rebuttable presumption and when adjudicating authority proceeds to impose a penalty for a contravention of FERA, 1973, essential ingredients constituting an offence under the FERA read with Section 68 has to be communicated to the person proceeded with to enable him to make effective representation in the matter.” Having held thus, the bench allowed the appeal and quashed the orders of Adjudicating officer, Appellate Authority as well as the High Court Case name: SHAILENDRA SWARUP  vs. THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR, ENFORCEMENT DIRECTORATECase no.:CRIMINAL APPEAL NO.2463 OF 2014Coram: Justices Ashok Bhushan and R. Subhash ReddyCounsel: Sr. Adv C.A. Sundaram for the appellant and ASG K.M. Nataraj, for the respondent Click here to Read/Download JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

Member drive sets record

first_img Sponsored Content By Blood Sugar Blaster Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 3:00 am Friday, October 10, 2014 By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel “We had one platinum membership; two gold memberships, which are $2,500; and three silver memberships at $1,000. We had many $500 memberships. But, every membership was equally important in its support of the Johnson Center and the arts in Pike County. We appreciate all 168 members and thank them all.”Earl Ellis, membership committee chair, said the memberships came from all segments of the community, which is an indication that people from all walks of life are recognizing the importance of the arts in the community.“My grandchildren spent about two hours at the Johnson Center looking at the Don Stewart exhibit,” he said. “They were fascinated by the little pictures within the big pictures. The Johnson Center is for everyone and memberships make it possible to have art experiences available at no charge.”Ellis expressed appreciation to the patrons of Johnson Center for their support of the arts and of the community. Next Up“We were told that, if the membership drive raised $10,000, the patron would match that amount,” Pritchett said. “The membership drive reached the $10,000 mark and the contributions kept coming in and that’s an indication the people of Troy and Pike Country realize how important the arts are to our community. The arts enhance the quality of life for all of us and make our community more attractive for economic development.“But just as important is that memberships allow the Johnson Center for the Arts to continue to offer free admission to all of our events as well as supporting our operating costs.”Pritchett said there are different levels of membership ranging from an individual membership at $30 to the platinum level, which begins at $5,000. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Messenger Photo/ Jaine TreadwellMack Gibson, Troy-Pike Cultural Arts board chair, left, Vicki Pritchett, Johnson Center executive director, and Earl Ellis, membership chair, expressed appreciation to the many who supported the membership drive.The “New Decade of Vision” membership drive for the Johnson Center for the Arts has set a new record at $41,285, which almost doubled the amount raised in the 2013 membership drive.“That is more than we have ever raised in a membership drive and I believe this is a “New Decade of Vision” for the Johnson Center and the Troy and Pike County communities,” said Vicki Pritchett, Center director.The membership drive was supported with a $10,000 match by an anonymous patron of the arts.center_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Crockett highlights museum event Any kid who has ever donned a coonskin cap or heard the story of a man who killed a “bar”… read more Mack Gibson, chairman of the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center board of directors, said the people of Pike County realize the importance of having an arts center in their community and that is the reason for the outstanding success of the “New Decade of Vision” membership drive.“People are realizing what it means, culturally and economically, to have an art center in an area that has never had one before,” Gibson said. “So many people have been working for 12 years for Troy to be an arts destination and it has happened. The arts are now a part of our lives and they are not going away.”Gibson said that, since day one, his goal was to have an art center that would be free and available to everyone.“We have that in the Johnson Center where we are able to reach out to more people than ever before and to more areas,” he said. “The Johnson Center is not just a place to hang pictures on the wall. It’s a multi-purpose facility where we offer exhibitions and events that broaden the horizons of adults and children. I am so excited about what can be accomplished through the arts for our children and our university students. For everyone.”Gibson said, for a small county, Pike County has much to offer in the arts.“We have two museums that started from scratch, the Johnson Center and the Pioneer Museum of Alabama,” Gibson said. “Brundidge has the We Piddle Around Theater and its folk life play and storytelling events and studio 116 which is an art gallery and performance center. The Troy Arts Council offers a variety of performing arts throughout the year and, of course, Troy University is a strong supporter of the arts. Pike County is a bonafide art center and on the radar for tourism.”When, the Alabama State Council on the Arts chose Troy for its quarterly meeting in September, Gibson said that was an indication that Troy and Pike County are recognized statewide for their contributions to the arts.“What Al Head, ASCA director, and the state art council are doing in promoting the arts in Alabama is tremendous,” Gibson said. “And, if ASCA develops an art trail in Alabama, I believe we’ll be on it.” Email the author Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Member drive sets record Latest Stories Print Articlelast_img read more