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PASPA ruling: the market responds

By on August 24, 2021

first_imgSports betting Regions: US Gambling operators, sports leagues and organisations have responded to the Supreme Court’s overturning of PASPA. We round-up their perspectives Email Address PASPA ruling: the market responds Gambling operators, sports leagues and organisations have responded to the Supreme Court’s overturning of PASPA, with William Hill announcing it plans to launch in New Jersey “as soon as responsibly possible”. Yesterday (Monday), the federal ban on sports betting in the US was lifted by the country’s Supreme Court by a vote of 7-2. The federal 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) had blocked states from offering regulated sports betting, with the exception of Nevada, as well as Oregon, Delaware and Montana. New Jersey campaigned for years for the ban to be withdrawn, highlighting the prevalence of illegal sports betting across the US as one of its main arguments. William Hill reacted positively to the ruling, with chief executive Philip Bowcock saying the company will now pursue its plans to launch sports betting services in New Jersey. “This is a landmark moment for sports betting and for William Hill,” Bowcock said in a statement. “Now, all attention shifts to the states, where steps have already been taken to prepare for this day. “Legalised sports betting means that consumers and sports leagues will have greater protection, states will benefit from the raising of taxes and there is the potential for over 100,000 jobs to be created.” Elsewhere, daily fantasy sports firm DraftKings, which went public this year with its plans to expand into sports betting should New Jersey succeed in its bid, is also eyeing up a swift roll-out. Jason Robins, chief executive of DraftKings, told Fox Business: “We’ll be ready; hopefully, we’ll be one of the first ones in. “Almost 80% of our customers today say they already bet illegally on the black market with sports; now we just have to convince them they are going to have a better time doing it with us. “When it’s regulated, we actually have rules around knowing your customers, making sure we have limits in place, making sure that people who want to self-exclude can self-exclude.” FanDuel, a rival of DraftKings, also issued a statement praising the decision and reiterating its plans to launch its own sports betting services. The statement read: “This decision allows us to bring the passion and engagement we have seen among our users to new and expanded marketplaces and create a sports betting product that fans will love.” Caesars Entertainment Corporation, which is already active in sports betting in Nevada, also hailed the news, with president and chief executive Mark Frissora saying: “The Supreme Court’s landmark PASPA ruling creates a golden opportunity to end illegal sports wagering once and for all by creating a well-regulated alternative that sports fans can trust. “As a result, we expect to be able to provide safe, exciting sports wagering experiences to consumers across the country, as we do today in Nevada.” However, there has been a somewhat mixed response from the sports leagues that had supported the expansion of legalised sports betting, but to also uphold integrity within their various competitions. The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Major League Baseball (MLB) had both stated their backing for a wider market but called for a refreshed federal framework to be out in place.NBA commissioner Adam Silver said: “We remain in favour of a federal framework that would provide a uniform approach to sports gambling in states that choose to permit it, but we will remain active in ongoing discussions with state legislatures. “Regardless of the particulars of any future sports betting law, the integrity of our game remains our highest priority.” MLB also said: “As each state considers whether to allow sports betting, we will continue to seek the proper protections for our sport, in partnership with other professional sports. “Our most important priority is protecting the integrity of our games; we will continue to support legislation that creates air-tight coordination and partnerships between the state, the casino operators and the governing bodies in sports toward that goal.” The National Football League and the National Hockey League also issued similar statements urging for federal law to be put in place, while the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) had been opposed to an expanded market and had urged the court to maintain the federal law. The NFL said: “Congress has long-recognised the potential harms posed by sports betting to the integrity of sporting contests and the public confidence in these events. “Given that history, we intend to call on Congress again, this time to enact a core regulatory framework for legalised sports betting. The NHL added: “The Supreme Court’s decision paves the way to an entirely different landscape – one in which we have not previously operated. “We will review our current practices and policies and decide whether adjustments are needed, and if so, what those adjustments will look like.”Richard Carter, CEO of sports betting platform provider SBTech, which entered a US strategic partnership with GAN earlier this year, said: “The Supreme Court’s decision is a historic day for the industry and we look forward to working closely with all stakeholders and helping shape an open and responsible environment for sports betting to flourish in the US, which addresses the needs of consumers, law enforcement, regulators, sports integrity, operators and technology providers.”Related articles: US sports betting ban overturned FanDuel outlines sports betting plans in US US sports betting ‘enormous’ opportunity – DraftKings CEOcenter_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 15th May 2018 | By contenteditor Topics: Sports bettinglast_img read more

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¿Quieres orar?”. Innovadores evangelistas laicos llevan la Iglesia a la…

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first_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA Por Pat McCaughanPosted Sep 5, 2012 Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit an Event Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Press Release Service Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Adrian Dannhauser y Matthew Lukens, innovadores evangelistas laicos con su cartel de “¿Quieres orar?”[Episcopal News Service] A Adrian Dannhauser, una innovadora evangelista laica, se le conoce por pararse a la hora del almuerzo en una concurrida calle de Stamford, Connecticut, con un cartel que dice: “¿Quieres orar?”.A veces ella agrega una invitación verbal a los que se le acercan. Otros pasan a veces por su lado, lentamente, se vuelven y regresan.“Te enterarías de la pérdida de un ser querido ocurrida el día antes”,  recuerda ella durante una reciente entrevista telefónica. “O [el que te dice], ‘mi esposa está teniendo dificultades en salir embarazada’.“Es una bella forma de evangelización”, afirmó con la voz conmovida. “Dar testimonio a las almas es un gran privilegio. Intentas compartir una experiencia. Intentas facilitar un encuentro con Dios.“La evangelización innovadora consiste en conectar mi historia [y] tu historia con la gran historia”.La ex abogada de Wall Street especializada en quiebras y restructuración, asiste ahora a la Escuela de Teología Berkeley en [la Universidad] de Yale. Junto con sus “compañeros en evangelización” Otis Gaddis III y Matthew Lukens, se encuentra entre un número creciente de evangelistas innovadores de la Iglesia Episcopal que está llevando la Iglesia a las calles y a la gente.“Uno no pretende cambiar la mente o el sistema de creencias de nadie”, dijo Dannhausser, de 34 años. “Oraré con cualquiera de cualquier fe y de cualquier manera que le resulte cómodo”.La evangelización innovadora, dice Gaddis, —en la actualidad diácono transicional y capellán de la Universidad de Maryland en College Park—  significa primero y ante todo, vivir de manera visceral la promesa bautismal de “buscar y servir a Cristo en todas las personas y amar a tu prójimo como a ti mismo”.“Se supone que Cristo ya está presente”, dijo Gaddis durante una reciente entrevista telefónica. “El objetivo no es llevar a la gente a la iglesia, sino revelar la presencia de la Iglesia entre tú y la personas con quien hablas”.Puede ser tan sencillo como iniciar una conversación con la persona que está al lado en la cola, o en un avión o en un café —algo que él ha hecho muchas veces.“Ser un evangelista innovador significa que estoy en disposición y puedo y deseo escuchar el relato espiritual de alguien y a su auténtico ser a través de esa historia y responder con un relato propio que pruebe que yo estaba realmente presente.“La mayoría de las personas no tienen con quien hablar”, dijo Gaddis, ex abogado de 32 años que fundó la Red de Evangelización Episcopal (EEN, por su sigla en inglés) en 2009 mientras era seminarista en Berkeley.Al principio, la organización creció a partir de la propia costumbre de los estudiantes de reunirse y crear un lugar discreto para compartir sus  experiencias de Dios y sus historias personales.“Adquirimos un montón de destrezas de cuidado pastoral de muchísimas formas, comenzamos oyéndonos unos a otros de una manera que nunca habíamos imaginado. Nos convertimos en una comunidad, descubrimos que el problema es que no hablamos de los temas que realmente importan, entre ellos nuestros asuntos espirituales”, apuntó.Para mayo de 2010, la EEN se había extendido hasta el Seminario de Teología del Pacífico en Berkeley, California. En la actualidad, hay capítulos en el Seminario del Suroeste en Austin, Texas, en el Seminario Teológico General de Nueva York, y en el Seminario Teológico de Virginia, en Alexandria. Gaddis espera que la EEN llegue a tener una presencia en todos los seminarios episcopales y que también incluya al laicado y al clero en la creación de nuevas comunidades espirituales episcopales.La EEN convoca a una conferencia sobre desarrollo misional, del 20 al 22 de septiembre, en el Seminario Teológico General, destinada a preparar a líderes de la Iglesia en el desarrollo de comunidades espirituales, y a dar testimonio y compartir mutuamente la imagen de Dios, confraternizar con personas y comunidades salvando las diferencias, y formar líderes misionales que puedan alimentar en otros la búsqueda de una auténtica vocación, dijo Gaddis.La conferencia está auspiciada por la Escuela de Teología Berkeley en Yale; el Ministerio Episcopal de Jóvenes Adultos/Universitarios; y las diócesis de Connecticut, Long Island, Maryland, Newark, Washington y Virginia.La evangelización innovadora es parte de la genuina vocación de Matthew Lukens. Él pasó gran parte del verano brindando limonada y entablando conversaciones con los transeúntes en las gradas de la catedral de San Pablo [St. Paul] en Boston, y ha servido de interino en El Cruce [The Crossing] una reciente comunidad de culto en San Pablo.“El objetivo era intentar crear un momento en que la gente pudiera detenerse y tener este tipo de encuentro diferente en su jornada, simplemente sostener una conversación con alguien y ofrecerle algo, usualmente limonada. También agua. Queríamos saber quiénes eran, cómo les iba y cuán lejos podíamos profundizar en esa conversación”.Lukens, de 25 años, se crió como bautista del Sur en Alabama y está bien consciente de las connotaciones que puede evocar la palabra “evangelista”. “En algunas tradiciones es tarea del evangelista transformarte para que seas a mi modo. Pero en la evangelización innovadora, debo tener una apertura para ser transformado, porque otras personas aportan luz de Dios a la conversación de la manera en que la han experimentado”.Él recordaba, riéndose, que después de su primera experiencia en la calle —de “quieres orar”— con Gaddis y Dannhauser, se dio cuenta de que “fue la Iglesia Episcopal la que llevó a este ex bautista del sur a una esquina para orar por la gente”.Sin embargo, la evangelización innovadora no consiste en convertir a la gente ni en llevarla a la Iglesia, explicó.“Para mí, la evangelización innovadora es fundamentalmente una disposición a encontrarse con otras personas. La considero un ejercicio espiritual. La oportunidad de profundizar en una conversación con otras personas, de escuchar sus pasiones, dónde ellos oigan la voz de Dios, háganse episcopales o no. Esas conversaciones se dan en poquísimos lugares de nuestras vidas que yo encuentro que la gente no tiene la oportunidad de compartir.Se trata, fundamentalmente, de formar una comunidad espiritual. “Es algo de lo que la gente también está hambrienta”, añadió. “Uno oye hablar del gran número de personas que no se identifica con ninguna religión o que dicen que son espirituales, pero no religiosos, pero lo que siempre falta en esos sitios es una comunidad para tener esa conversación”.Gaddis estuvo de acuerdo. “Tus oídos atentos se convierten en el terreno para la palabra que ya está allí”, dijo refiriéndose a las conversaciones espirituales. “Y eso es divertido, porque uno ve a personas que literalmente vuelven a la vida ante tus ojos, y eso es lo que la Iglesia puede ser”.El obispo Eugene Sutton ha comisionado a Buddy Coffey como evangelista laico en la Diócesis de Maryland.Él ha estado en el proceso de discernimiento, pero ha llegado a la conclusión que “el ministerio ordenado no era para mí”, dijo Coffey, un ex ingeniero de 62 años.Pero  Sutton reconoció “los extraordinarios dones de Coffey en presentarle el evangelio a las personas” y lo comisionó para servir como evangelista laico, enseñando, predicando y escribiendo acerca de la evangelización, así como relacionándose con otros en conversaciones espirituales y en la manera [que ellos tendrían] de comunicarle su fe a los demás.“Me gustaría comisionar a más evangelistas laicos”, dijo Sutton durante una entrevista telefónica reciente. “Por una cosa, ayuda a toda la Iglesia, ayuda a los individuos, porque un cierto número de esos individuos está buscando la manera de que la Iglesia reconozca sus dones e incluso los apoye de algún modo, aunque no fuese económicamente. Podría aliviar la presión que tenemos en el proceso de ordenación”.Coffey describe su vocación como un testimonio alegre que proclama mediante la palabra y el ejemplo la buena nueva de Dios en Cristo. “La gente siempre pregunta, ‘¿de qué se trata?’ Eso me permite comenzar una conversación que puede conducir o no a una conversión espiritual”.En el sur de California, Randy Kimmler, ayudó “inadvertidamente” a plantar la Comunidad del Espíritu Santo en el distrito de Silver Lake de la Diócesis de Los Ángeles hace aproximadamente seis años. Básicamente, él no hizo más que escuchar al Espíritu Santo, afirmó.“No es una iglesia. No es una misión. Es una anomalía y las diócesis de todo el país están tratando de ver que van a hacer con grupos como nosotros que están apareciendo por todas parte”, dijo él en el curso de una entrevista telefónica reciente.La Comunidad del Espíritu Santo (CHS, por su sigla en inglés) “comenzó como un grupo de estudio cuaresmal para seis o siete laicos” apuntó él.Resultó tan divertido que quisimos que continuara después de la Cuaresma. Y ellos quisieron añadirle la Eucaristía. Un sacerdote local la celebró y “luego dijimos ‘¿por qué no seguimos haciendo esto?”.Al grupo, organizado y dirigido por laicos, se le considera una comunidad cristiana innovadora emergente, dijo Kimmler  durante una entrevista telefónica el 28 de agosto.La CHS se sigue reuniendo regularmente los jueves por la noche en un espacio encima de un restaurante de la localidad. “Lo llamamos la Cena del Señor en tres platos. Lo primero que hacemos es ofrecerles pan y vino”.El primer plato es un tiempo de reunión, con refrescos y  canapés, camaradería y conversación. Se saluda a los recién llegados y aquellos con quienes han estado conversando se los presentan al grupo.El segundo plato incluye escuchar la palabra, una respuesta o reflexión de cinco minutos, seguida por un tiempo para que los miembros del grupo compartan. Un sacerdote —de una lista aproximada de 20 que se turnan— celebra la Eucaristía.El último planto “es el postre. Limpiamos el altar y servimos el postre y las personas pueden quedarse y conversar todo el tiempo que quieran”, explicó Kimmler.La evangelización del grupo es también singular —al compartir su espacio con exposiciones de arte mensuales que muestran el mundo de los músicos, escritores, escultores y pintores, dijo.Kimmler presentará un taller en la EEN acerca de la plantación de iglesias por los laicos.–La Rda. Pat McCaughan es corresponsal del Servicio de Prensa Episcopal. Está radicada en Los Ángeles. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest ¿Quieres orar?”. 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School of Hard Knocks 2010 – Episode 3

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first_imgWednesday Apr 28, 2010 School of Hard Knocks 2010 – Episode 3 Its time for another episode of the highly entertaining School of Hard Knocks, the Sky Sports series that shows how a group of unemployed youths from East London get of the streets and come together to form a rugby team. Episode three is one of the more enjoyable shows, as we get into the nitty gritty of training and one of the bigger guys, Kelly, is picked out for not being aggressive enough. That soon changes, as we see him unleash the beast in an exercise at a specialist training centre that focuses on self control and anger management. Will Greenwood and Scott Quinnell soon realise that they need to get more involved in whats happening away from the field, never more so as when one of the players turns up drunk at training, leading Greenwood to investigate further, and even questioning if the whole process is worth it. Another player then skips training because of a hangover, something that doesnt go down too well with the coaches it’s fair to say. The team are coming together nicely though, even if it might not seem like it on the surface. As always, the first part is at the top, and if you’d like to watch the other two episodes, check out the related links down below.  :: Related Posts :: School of Hard Knocks 2010 – Episode 2 School of Hard Knocks 2010 – Episode 1 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error School of Hard Knocks Related Articles 384 WEEKS AGO School of Hard Knocks 2013 – Episode 4, The… 386 WEEKS AGO School of Hard Knocks 2013 – Episode 3 389 WEEKS AGO School of Hard Knocks 2013 – Episode 2 From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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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 ADVERTISEMENT Trending 6 DAYS AGO HUGE controversy sees Borthwick call Pat Lam a liar during heated Prem clash 5 DAYS AGO Melbourne Rebels do their best to wreck Bryn Gatland 4 DAYS AGO Lam’s explanation of bizarre situation that caused heated touchline argument 5 DAYS AGO François Steyn’s ridiculous 60-metre drop goal which left commentators in hysterics 1 WEEK AGO WATCH: Brutal footage of the fight between Jake Ball and Alun Wyn Jones Great Tries 5 DAYS AGO Eye-opening compilation shows why Taulupe Faletau could harm Springboks this Summer 5 DAYS AGO The time Waisale Serevi used his iconic hitch-kick to carve up Scotland in 2000 1 WEEK AGO Veainu finishes superb try after octopus style offload from Waisea 2 WEEKS AGO FULL MATCH REPLAY: Huge stars on show when All Blacks host Pacific Island XV in 2004 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Hooker produces ridiculous speed to score 60-metre wonder try for Hurricanes View All Big Hits & Dirty Play 23 HOURS AGO Awesome new Etzebeth montage will have Springboks fans psyched for Summer Lions tour 5 DAYS AGO Melbourne Rebels do their best to wreck Bryn Gatland 5 DAYS AGO Eye-opening compilation shows why Taulupe Faletau could harm Springboks this Summer 5 DAYS AGO Re-live O’Driscoll’s EPIC try-saving tackle in 2003 RWC quarter-final 1 WEEK AGO AWESOME video shows the very biggest and best tackles of the 2020/21 season View All See It To Believe It 4 DAYS AGO Cheetah racer Habana reveals what was actually going through his mind that day 4 DAYS AGO Lam’s explanation of bizarre situation that caused heated touchline argument 5 DAYS AGO François Steyn’s ridiculous 60-metre drop goal which left commentators in hysterics 5 DAYS AGO Re-live O’Driscoll’s EPIC try-saving tackle in 2003 RWC quarter-final 6 DAYS AGO HUGE controversy sees Borthwick call Pat Lam a liar during heated Prem clash View All Funnies 2 WEEKS AGO Joe Marler elated in special interview as fans return to The Stoop 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: One of the luckiest and most bizarre tries you will EVER see 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Reds players caught out in hilarious celebration blooper vs Chiefs 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Faz, Piutau and Burns star in hilarious try fail compilation 4 WEEKS AGO MLR: Giltinis howler sees try overruled despite attempts to celebrate View All Amateur 32 WEEKS AGO Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down a storm with rugby community 69 WEEKS AGO RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round up is sure to entertain you 69 WEEKS AGO RD BLITZ – Disaster, just when it looked so promising… 69 WEEKS AGO That glorious moment that will live on forever, like it or not 69 WEEKS AGO RD Blitz – PROP’S Lionel Messi wizardy creates incredible try View All Player Features 15 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Bumping off tacklers and taking high balls, Rob Kearney had an impressive Super Rugby debut 21 WEEKS AGO Brian Moore on money in modern rugby and how it should never be compared to ‘outlier’ football 22 WEEKS AGO Tuisova’s wrecking ball montage will make you grateful you never made it as a pro 28 WEEKS AGO New Zealand rugby pod admit Owen Farrell is world class 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Bath prop launches Amazon documentary focused on those from non-traditional backgrounds View All Related Content from the RugbyPass Network ‘What you do today is how you’re going to be remembered’: Spirit of Rugby – Ep 5 In Spirit of Rugby episode 5, Jim Hamilton talks Lions with Matt Dawson, Jeremy Guscott, Rob Kearney, Simon Shaw, Tom Croft and John Bentley. 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Vincent Clerc’s incredible volley almost leads to try

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first_imgTuesday Mar 19, 2013 Vincent Clerc’s incredible volley almost leads to try If you watched France vs Scotland on Saturday night you will have seen this great piece of play by French winger Vincent Clerc, who managed to keep an attacking move alive via some impressive quick thinking. France went on to win the game 23-16.  Freddie Michalak, who had an eventful game to say the least, put a cross kick in late in the first half as France looked to attack. He found Clerc, who realised that there wasn’t much point in catching it so nimbly pulled off a perfectly placed kick ahead, as Scotland wing Tim Visser looked on.The ball was eventually knocked on a few phases later, but it was a moment of brilliance. In fact it may remind you of another Frenchman who at times makes things look easy, Lionel Beauxis.A few years ago Beauxis, while playing for Stade Francais, volleyed the ball with consumate ease, controlling it in such a way that the ball popped up perfectly into his hands. You can view that in the Related Posts below, as well as another more recent moment of superb ball control as Welshman Tom Grabham kicked the ball up to himself at the Glasgow Sevens last year.As commentator Andrew Cotter said, unbelievable tekkers.View all archived Six Nations 2013 Highlights ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it , Six Nations 2013 Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Shannon Group Plc heralds new beginning for region

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first_imgPrint Twitter Previous articleEuroMillions winning ticket sold in IrelandNext articleSharma appeals €100m planning refusal Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsShannon Group Plc heralds new beginning for regionBy Staff Reporter – September 20, 2014 679 Advertisement Emailcenter_img “The establishment of Ireland’s newest commercial semi-state company, The Shannon Group plc, is the beginning of a new direction for Shannon and the wider Atlantic Corridor area,” the Presidents of Ennis, Galway, Limerick and Shannon Chambers stated in response to its official establishment by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe on Friday, 5 September 2014.“While much has been written and said about the gains achieved to date at Shannon Airport since it was made independent, the real significance of the new corporate entity can only now be gleaned as its four pillars – Shannon Airport, Shannon Commercial Enterprises Limited, Shannon Heritage and the International Aviation Services Centre (ISAC) –  gain the legislative ability to frame and sanction their strategic and operational directions.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “As highlighted in the recently released quarterly National Household Survey, the growing skew between the Dublin east coast area and the West of Ireland, which is pointing to an obvious lack of focus on balanced regional development in the country, needs to be addressed. The Shannon Group, with its remit for airport development, industry, tourism and property, can become the catalyst for better and stronger regional development and initiate much-needed change in how national economic activity is spread.“The Shannon Group starts out on a strong footing. Early gains and achievements in delivering increased air access and an air of certainty at Shannon Airport have instilled a confidence in the local and regional communities  – the general public, industry and tourism sectors – and similar early gains in the Group’s other operational areas will serve to qualify the overall benefits of the combined assets of the Group.“The official establishment of the Shannon Group now gives the board and management team clarity of purpose and a combined focus. We look forward to seeing the positive dividends that will emanate from their sphere of influence along the entire Atlantic corridor,” the Presidents concluded. Facebook Linkedin WhatsApplast_img read more

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Bank of America Directs Relief to Hardest Hit Areas

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first_img  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. May 31, 2016 989 Views Bank of America is nearly two-thirds of the way toward fulfilling its obligation under its 2014 RMBS settlement in which it agreed to pay $7 billion in consumer relief as part of a $16.65 billion settlement with the government and six states.In his fifth report on Bank of America’s progress toward fulfilling its settlement obligation, Professor Eric D. Green, Independent Monitor of the settlement, reported that he had conditionally approved approximately $295 million in consumer relief for Q4 2015. This brings Bank of America’s approved credit up to $4.44 billion, about 63 percent of the $7 billion the bank is required to pay under the terms of the settlement.The majority of the $295 million the bank provided in Q4 was for modifications to an additional 5,172 loans ($244 million, or 83 percent). About $46 million of the relief went to new loans extended to 4,496 low- and moderate first-time homebuyers, borrowers in Hardest Hit Areas, or borrowers deposed by foreclosures or short sales. Approximately $4.76 million of the relief went toward facilitating affordable housing, according to the Monitor’s report.Green stated that more than half of the relief provided by Bank of America so far has gone to those defined as Hardest Hit Areas by HUD, or the areas disproportionately affected by the foreclosure crisis. The relief provided by the bank has resulted in loan modifications in every state and the District of Columbia, or 47,117 census blocks total, according to the Monitor. The settlement has also financed 5,000 rental housing units so far, 68 percent of which are for HUD-designated Critical Needs Family Housing.“Most importantly, the data indicate that modifications for first lien principal reductions—the largest piece of intended consumer relief—are having their intended effect,” Green said. “The average principal reduction is 50.5 percent, the average loan-to-value ratio has been drastically reduced from 178 percent to 75 percent, the average interest rate has been more than cut in half from 5.42 percent to 2.11 percent, and critically, the average monthly payment has been reduced by $604 a month—nearly 38 percent. This directly and materially assists homeowners struggling to afford to stay in their homes.”Having paid nearly two-thirds of the consumer relief obligation, Bank of America is on pace to fulfill its consumer relief requirement well before the August 2018 deadline.On August 20, 2014, Bank of America settled with the Department of Justice and six states for a record $16.65 billion to resolve claims that the bank as well as its Countrywide, Merrill Lynch, and First Franklin divisions packaged and sold toxic mortgage-backed securities and collateralized debt obligations in the years leading up to the financial crisis.Under the settlement agreement, Bank of America agreed to pay $9.16 billion directly to federal agencies and six states; $7 billion in consumer relief, which may include first-lien principal forgiveness or forbearance, second-lien extinguishment, and community reinvestment and neighborhood stabilization; and $490 million for the payment of consumer tax liability as a result of consumer relief.For the monitor’s latest report, click here.For more information on the settlement, or to view an interactive map to see what types of relief are going where, click here. Home / Daily Dose / Bank of America Directs Relief to Hardest Hit Areas Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Brian Honea Related Articles Share Save Previous: Congressional Grants to Aid More Struggling Borrowers Next: Existing-Home Sales Defy Unfavorable Oddscenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Tagged with: Bank of America Consumer relief RMBS Settlements Bank of America Directs Relief to Hardest Hit Areas Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Bank of America Consumer relief RMBS Settlements 2016-05-31 Brian Honea Subscribelast_img read more

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Bombay HC Disposes PIL For Ration Benefits To Tribals After State Undertook To Ensure That No Member Is Left Without Food & Basic Necessities

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first_imgNews UpdatesBombay HC Disposes PIL For Ration Benefits To Tribals After State Undertook To Ensure That No Member Is Left Without Food & Basic Necessities LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK17 May 2020 12:30 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Friday disposed of a PIL based on the undertaking mad by the State Government to provide the benefits of the various public distribution schemes to the tribals in the State of Maharashtra. A division bench comprising of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice AA Sayed took note of the circular dated 27th April 2020 issued by the Ms. Manisha Verma, Principal…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 Bombay High Court on Friday disposed of a PIL based on the undertaking mad by the State Government to provide the benefits of the various public distribution schemes to the tribals in the State of Maharashtra. A division bench comprising of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice AA Sayed took note of the circular dated 27th April 2020 issued by the Ms. Manisha Verma, Principal Secretary, Tribal Development Department whereby the directions are given to all the collectors in the State to make available food grains and other essential food to the tribals including lactating mothers and children and all other measures regarding rations cards as mentioned in the said circular.In the PIL, the Petitioner, social activist Mr. Vivek Pandit(founder of Shramajivi Sanghatana), had primarily prayed for necessary directions to the State Government to provide for ration / food supplies to the Adivasis / Tribals from the 16 sensitive project areas, from the Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Nashik, Dhule, Nandurbar, Jalgaon, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli, Bhandara, Gondia, Nagpur, Yavatmal, Melghat (Amravati) and Kinvat (project Aurangabad) Districts in Maharashtra.Mr. Vaibhav Bhure, Advocate for the Petitioner submitted that the various measures that the respondents proposed to undertake and implement but on the ground level it has been seen that the members of the tribal community are not deriving the benefits of either the Public Distribution System or the other welfare measures that have been devised to ensure that such members do enjoy the right guaranteed by Article 21 of the Constitution. Mr. Bhure further submitted that issuance of ration cards has been delayed because the authorities have been asking for various documentary evidence which the members of the tribal community are not in a position to furnish at the moment and thus keeping the process of issuance of ration cards in abeyance, the respondents may be directed to ensure that food grains and other essential items do reach the members for their sustenance.The High Court took the notice of the affidavit dated 13th May 2020 filed by the Tribal Development Department and the Circular dated 27th April 2020 and in its order stated, ” We had enquired of Mr. Samant, learned Assistant Govt. Pleader, whether he is prepared to make a statement before us that food grains and other essential items, in terms of the various welfare schemes, are reaching the members of the tribal community. Responding thereto, he has answered in the affirmative.”The Court observed, ” We have no doubt in our mind that the testing times notwithstanding, the respondents would leave no stone unturned to reach out to the members of the tribal community, who are marginalized people, and to ensure that not a single member is left without food and the basic necessities in these dark hours. After all, one must not forget that Article 21 is the most fundamental of all Fundamental Rights enshrined in Part III of the Constitution.” They further stated, “We hope and trust that the statement of Mr. Samant, which is in the nature of an undertaking, would be honoured by the respondents in the right perspective.”Click here to download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

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Timely Disposal Of Mercy Petitions: SC Issues Notice On Plea seeking Formulation of Guidelines, Seeks Centre’s Response

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first_imgTop StoriesTimely Disposal Of Mercy Petitions: SC Issues Notice On Plea seeking Formulation of Guidelines, Seeks Centre’s Response Sanya Talwar27 May 2020 1:13 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice in a plea seeking directions to the Government for framing guidelines on timely disposal of Mercy Petitions.A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, AS Bopanna & Hrishikesh Roy sought response from the Ministry of home Affairs and granted 4 weeks time to file reply.CJI: “Format is not necessary. Only thing we felt important was time limit and even…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 on Wednesday issued notice in a plea seeking directions to the Government for framing guidelines on timely disposal of Mercy Petitions.A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, AS Bopanna & Hrishikesh Roy sought response from the Ministry of home Affairs and granted 4 weeks time to file reply.CJI: “Format is not necessary. Only thing we felt important was time limit and even for that we can’t direct the President. Only Thing we may consider is, directing the MHA (Ministry of Home Affair) on Time Limit for placing Before president”Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appeared for the Respondent(s) and sought time to file reply which was granted by the bench.The bench was hearing a plea filed by Advocate Kamal Gupta on behalf of Shiv Kumar Tripathi seeking issuance of appropriate directions for framing specific procedure, rules and guidelines for disposing the mercy petitions within a time bound period.The Plea contended,”Rights guaranteed under Article 14 & 21 of the Constitution of India are being violated of the convicts as well as the victims due to lack of framing of proper procedure, rules and guidelines in disposal of the mercy petitions of the convicts. Since there is no specified written procedure, rules and guidelines for disposing off the mercy petitions within a time bound manner, the same is resulting in arbitrariness and discrimination in disposal of the mercy petitions…. also leads to undue delay in disposal”Apropos this, the petitioner contended that it is pertinent that comprehensive guidelines for disposing the mercy petitions within a time bound period are immediately framed and implemented.The petitioner averred that since the power bestowed on the President for grant of pardon or mercy is an “extraordinary power”, it must be exercised with great care and caution and that “principles of natural justice be exercised uniformly in each and every case”Further to this, petitioner highlighted that the “apprehension of misuse and abuse of power” effects administration of justice. In light of this, petitioner drew a corollary between the International jurisdictions of USA & England which he contends have “already framed the rules for purpose of filing a mercy petitions” .Petitioner also emphasised that there is no currently no written procedure for dealing with mercy petitions in practice but in practice, he or his relative may submit a mercy petition in writing to the President, which is then scrutinised by the MHA. Following this, the petition is disposed off under Article 72 of the Constitution of India and the State/UT gives their opinion regarding the pardoning. For the submission of this opinion, the petitioner adds that there is  has not specified time period.Click Here To Download PetitionNext Storylast_img read more

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Agitation Before Commissioner’s Office Against Mass Transfer Order ‘Similar Activity’ As Strike: Madras HC Upholds Punishment Of Stoppage Of Increment Of Cops [Read Order]

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first_imgNews UpdatesAgitation Before Commissioner’s Office Against Mass Transfer Order ‘Similar Activity’ As Strike: Madras HC Upholds Punishment Of Stoppage Of Increment Of Cops [Read Order] Mehal Jain15 Sep 2020 9:56 PMShare This – xThe Madras High Court has ruled that the conduct of the police personnel in holding a demonstration before the Office of the Police Commissioner, raising slogans against the higher officials, delivering interviews to the media, in demanding for immediate relieving of an entire transfer order is an activity similar to strike.The petitioner before Justice R. M. T. Teekaa Raman, while he was…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 Madras High Court has ruled that the conduct of the police personnel in holding a demonstration before the Office of the Police Commissioner, raising slogans against the higher officials, delivering interviews to the media, in demanding for immediate relieving of an entire transfer order is an activity similar to strike.The petitioner before Justice R. M. T. Teekaa Raman, while he was working as Police Constable in Coimbatore Corporation, was said to have agitated against the Commissioner of Police in the campus of the Commissioner Officer, in connection with the mass transfer order. While issuing relieving orders as per serial number, initially 132 members were relieved and remaining others were allotted other works namely to produce the accused before the Criminal Court and to engage the armed reserve for law and order panthobasth and escort for VIP visit. The Commissioner of Police announced that the second part of the transfer list will be released in one or two days. Aggrieved from the said announcement, the petitioner along with 28 Police personnel assembled together and agitated before the Office of the Commissioner and the said fact was reported in the News Papers and some of the participants of the agitation had given interviews to the press and the same was reported in print Media.Accordingly, summons were issued to the 28 persons and after obtaining necessary orders from the Administration side, disciplinary proceedings were initiated, and the petitioner was awarded punishment of stoppage of increment with cumulative effect for three years. Subsequently, in appeal, the Commissioner of Police had reduced the punishment from stoppage of increment for three years with cumulative effect to stoppage of increment for two years with cumulative effect.The bench appreciated that Rule 25 of the Tamil Nadu Police Subordinate Police Officers conduct Rules lays down that No police officer shall engage himself in strike on incitements there to on in “similar activities”.The bench noted that in Administrative law, transfer order and relieving order are two different things, and that depending upon the administrative exigency the relieving order will come into force on a later date and the same is not per se arbitrary. “In the instance case, the Deputy Commissioner of Police has effected the order of transfer and has given instructions to the concerned Officers to relieve from serial Nos.1 to 134 on the same day and taking note of the service of the armed reserve police is required for production of under trial prisoners in the Court for trial as required under the Code of Civil Procedure and for extension of remand order, production of accused before the concerned Judicial Magistrate or Sessions Judge and for deployment of the Armed Reserved Police in sensitive communal areas in Coimbatore and for deployment of the police personnels to maintain law and order and bandobasth and also taking note of the escort for VIPs as segregate upto in the serial No.132 to be relieved on the same day. Remaining balance persons to be relieved after few days on arrival of the transferred candidates from other Districts to Coimbatore District”, narrated the Single Judge, adding that aggrieved over such an action, the petitioner has alleged to commit the charge.The bench observed that as per the proved charges, the petitioner assembled in the ground of the Commissioner of Police Office in Coimbatore and formed themselves as a group by shouting slogans against the Commissioner of Police and created ruckus in the Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police and Commissioner of Police in the same complex and rhoered the higher officials and demanded for immediate relieving of the entire transfer order. While assembling and shouting against the Commissioner of Police and the Deputy Commissioner of Police, they went marching in the playground and delivered interviews to the press and media, levelling baseless allegation against the Uniformed Police Officials without material by casting colour on the orders of the Commissioner. The Court found that the action of the petitioner and other persons involved falls under “Similar Activities” as mentioned in the Rule 25.Taking into consideration of the act of the delinquencies, which, per the Court, squarely fell under Rules 3 and 25 of the Tamil Nadu Police Subordinate Police Officers conduct Rules, the bench expressed that the Disciplinary Authority had rightly inflicted punishment of stoppage of increment for three years with cumulative effect. “However, it appears that the Appellate Authority/Commissioner of Police, being an Office with gentleman attitude, has taken lenient view that on the ground that the petitioner rendered only short service and that was first instance, that the proved misconduct, falls under similar activities as modified and reduced the quantum of punishment, I find that the order passed by the Commissioner of Police is soft in nature”, said the bench.The bench declared that the punishment cannot be termed as excessive and the same was in consonance with the proved charges and hence, there was no illegality or infirmity in the impugned order.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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‘Don’t See A Reason Why A Person Above 18 Can’t Choose His Religion; There’s A Reason Why The Word ‘Propagate’ Is There In Constitution’ :Supreme Court

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first_imgTop Stories’Don’t See A Reason Why A Person Above 18 Can’t Choose His Religion; There’s A Reason Why The Word ‘Propagate’ Is There In Constitution’ :Supreme Court Radhika Roy8 April 2021 11:03 PMShare This – x”I don’t see a reason as to why any person above 18 cannot choose his religion. There is a reason why the word “propagate” is there in the Constitution”, observed Supreme Court judge Justice Rohinton Faliman Nariman on Friday.The oral observation was made when a bench headed by him was hearing a PIL filed by Ashwini Upadhyaya seeking to control black magic, superstition & mass…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”I don’t see a reason as to why any person above 18 cannot choose his religion. There is a reason why the word “propagate” is there in the Constitution”, observed Supreme Court judge Justice Rohinton Faliman Nariman on Friday.The oral observation was made when a bench headed by him was hearing a PIL filed by Ashwini Upadhyaya seeking to control black magic, superstition & mass religious conversion of SC/STs through intimidation, threats & gifts.Observing that the PIL was nothing but a  “publicity interest litigation”, which was of a “harmful kind”, the bench warned the petitioner that heavy costs will be imposed if the matter was pressed.Following that, the petitioner withdrew the petition.The plea alleged that incidents of forceful religious conversion by “carrot and stick”, use of black magic, etc., are reported every week throughout the country. According to the petitioner, the victims of such forceful conversions were often socially and economically under privileged people, particularly belonging to the SC-ST. Therefore, it was contended that it not only offended Articles 14, 21, 25 of the Constitution, but was also against the principles of secularism, which is integral part of basic structure of Constitution. It was additionally alleged that the Government has failed to take any concrete action against these menaces of the society. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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