News UpdatesAllahabad HC Dismisses Plea Seeking Judicial Probe Into Alleged Encounter Of Kanpur Gangster Vikas Dubey As Infructuous [Read Order] Akshita Saxena13 July 2020 10:57 PMShare This – xThe Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Monday dismissed a petition seeking Judicial probe into the alleged encounter of Kanpur Gangster Vikas Dubey, noting that the UP Government has already taken steps in that direction. “Considering the fact that Special Investigating Team and Judicial Commission have already been constituted by the State of U.P. to enquire into the…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 Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Monday dismissed a petition seeking Judicial probe into the alleged encounter of Kanpur Gangster Vikas Dubey, noting that the UP Government has already taken steps in that direction. “Considering the fact that Special Investigating Team and Judicial Commission have already been constituted by the State of U.P. to enquire into the alleged incident in question, we dismiss the present writ petition as withdrawn with liberty to file fresh petition, if occasion arises,” a division comprised of Justices Pankaj Kumar Jaiswal and Karunesh Singh Pawar said. The UP Government had constituted a Special Investigation Team, lead by Additional Chief Secretary Sanjay Bhusreddy, to investigate Dubey’s rise and police involvement in his deep-rooted criminal network, last Friday. On the following day, the Government constituted a one member Judicial Commission under Section 3 of the Enquiry Commission Act, 1952, comprised of Justice Sashi Kant Agarwal, former Judge of the Allahabad High Court, to enquire into the subject matter in question within a period of two months. On being informed about the same by Additional Advocate General VK Sahi, the court observed that the petition had been rendered “infructuous”. The petition was filed by a practicing Advocate of the High Court, Nandita Bharti, seeking a direction for constituting a Judicial Commission headed by a former/ sitting HC Judge to probe the alleged encounter in terms of the guidelines framed by the Supreme Court in PUCL & Anr. v. State of Maharashtra & Ors., (2014) 10 SCC 635. She had also sought a direction against the UP government to frame appropriate guidelines governing, planning and carrying out encounters for the purpose of protection of life and liberty guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution. Over 60 criminal cases, including allegations of murder, were pending against Dubey, who was allegedly killed in a police encounter on Friday morning. The incident has given rise to a massive debate around police/ political involvement with the gangster and several representations have been placed before the Supreme Court as well as the Allahabad High Court seeking a judicial probe. Recently, one of the police officers, who have been arrested on the allegation of “connivance” with Dubey, moved the Supreme Court seeking protection of his life from the UP Police. Case Details: Case Title: Nandita Bharti v. State of UP & Ors. Case No.: PIL (C) No. 11236/2020 Quorum: Justice Pankaj Kumar Jaiswal and Justice Karunesh Singh Pawar Appearance: Petitioner in person; Additional Advocate General VK Sahi assisted by Advocate Manjeev Shukla (for State) Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Story
Correction: A previous version of this story stated incorrectly that class salutatorians Amanda Semler and Jordan Kondo gave speeches at the main commencement ceremony. They were honored at the ceremony, but did not speak. The Daily Trojan regrets this error. “And I will always love you, class of 2017, I will always love you,” sang comedian Will Ferrell to end his keynote speech to the more than 17,000 graduates at the 134th Annual Commencement Ceremony on Friday.The main ceremony, which took place in Alumni Park, featured speeches by USC President C. L. Max Nikias, class valedictorian Cooper Nelson and of course, Ferrell, who served as keynote speaker. Ferrell, who graduated from USC in 1990, spoke of his arduous journey to success and how the lessons he learned at USC gave him the courage to pursue a career in comedy.“The seeds for this journey were planted right here on this campus,” Ferrell said. “This campus was a theater or testing lab.” Aside from plenty of laughs, Ferrell left the graduates with the message that it’s OK to not know what you want to do, and told them that if they should ever feel discouraged, to picture him serenading them with Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.” Ferrell was just one of six honorary degree recipients honored at Friday’s ceremony, among them were Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren, 1996 Time Magazine Man of the Year and HIV/AIDS researcher David Ho and Chairman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas.The degree recipients joined Nikias and Ferrell onstage for the ceremony. “Consider these times in which you now set out to lead,” Nikias said to the graduates. “Today’s traditions that have lasted generations can become obsolete almost overnight.”Nikias also encouraged students to forge ahead into a constantly changing society, while noting the traditions and accomplishments of USC that have endured through the achievements of its graduates.Valedictorian Cooper Nelson emphasized ideas of acceptance and service to the community through her passion of storytelling. Nelson is the first valedictorian to graduate from the School of Cinematic Arts. She described her dreams of developing media that would teach a young audience life lessons.“I am also your unemployed valedictorian this year,” Nelson said. “Many of you I know personally will literally change the world in the environment, global health, and technology [sectors]. Me, I just really wanna write cartoons.”Nelson added that the graduates could achieve success and make a lasting, positive impact in the world in their own way.“We have all been blessed with a wonderful college experience, and we need to pay it forward in life,” Nelson said, “any way we can, whenever we can and for as long as we can.”
Deputy Padraig Mac LochlainnSINN Féin Spokesperson on Justice and Equality Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD has again called on the government to halt Garda station closures and to increase Garda recruitment.Speaking on the Criminal Justice (Burglary of Dwellings) Bill 2015, Deputy Mac Lochlainn welcomed its targeting of serial offenders.But he pointed out that the structural causes that give rise to the problem of burglaries are a result of the direct decisions made by this government, particularly the closure of rural Garda stations. Speaking in the Dáil today, the Donegal Deputy said:“It is this government’s austerity agenda that creates the environment in which crime is increasing: a lack of resources available to people is well known to increase cases of theft and burglary. Similarly misguided decisions to close Garda stations in order to make small savings to the exchequer merely increase the opportunity for criminal activity and add to the uncertainty and fear that the citizens in this state are already experiencing under seven years of austerity.“As always, it is the poor, the isolated and the vulnerable that suffer most under this government and this Bill, while welcome, does not address the root causes of the increase in criminal activity and the negative social consequences of austerity.”Deputy Mac Lochlainn also called for an increase in Garda numbers back over the safe threshold of 14,000 and keep the numbers there with ongoing recruitment.MACLOCHLAINN: HALT STATION CLOSURES AND INCREASE GARDA RECRUITMENT was last modified: October 1st, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:MACLOCHLAINN: HALT STATION CLOSURES AND INCREASE GARDA RECRUITMENT
A group of Portnoo locals have united to challenge a new blockade at their beloved beach this summer.Castlegoland Beach is situated just beyond the golf links in Portnoo and for as long as people can remember it has been accessed by the public road and right-of-way.However, there was shock in recent weeks after the routes were restricted by the erection of a barrier and an electric fence. Fence at Castlegoland BeachThe issue has arisen shortly after the ownership of Narin and Portnoo Golf Links (NPGL) changed hands and underwent a re-design.Two measures were taken to block the public from Castlegoland Beach. An open gate was replaced with a new barrier to make the access road impassable.This was followed by the erection of a four wire electric fence around the perimeter of the property.A local action group has said the public is now being “deprived” of their entitlement to use the public beach. ‘Save our Castlegoland Beach’ campaigners came together this month to hold a public meeting and plan ways to challenge the blocks.A public meeting was held on Saturday, 6th of July, as a result of which over one hundred people wrote to Donegal County Council demanding action to remedy the position.A statement from the group said that the lack of response and urgency from Donegal County Council is “extremely disappointing” at the busiest time of the year for beaches.The next step for the group is a Protest Walk, taking place on Saturday 27th July at 5pm, starting from Narin Strand.Locals unite in anger over blocked beach access was last modified: July 23rd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#NSFW#Tumblr#Yahoo 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Yahoo’s plans to make Tumblr more family friendly hit a snag this weekend, after a user uprising forced CEO David Karp to backtrack on the platform’s unpopular new adult content quarantine. But Tumblr itself dodged a bullet at the same time. Last week, Tumblr quietly imposed a sort of blackout on “adult content” tags, from the obvious “sex,” “porn” and “BDSM,” to the arbitrary seeming “gay,” “lesbian,” and “depression.” In practice, that meant that any and all blogs that mentioned one of these terms were rendered invisible to anyone looking for them via search engines or Tumblr’s own “explore” function. Strangely enough, other sex-related tags like “asshole” and “necrophilia” stayed visible. That move cut off what we can safely say were a lot of blogs from just for mentioning one of the banned tags at some point in time. (Back in April, analytics firm SimilarGroup found that 11.4% of Tumblr’s 200,000 most-visited domains were adult blogs, although it’s not clear how it classified “adult,” nor how that ratio holds up among the remainder of Tumblr’s 126 million other blogs.) In this case, the net it cast was particularly wide: Even your primarily safe-for-work Tumblr blog—the one that’s filled with pictures of your dog and what you had for lunch—would have been blacklisted thanks to that six-month-old post that touched on porn, or even just your battle with depression. User outrage got bad enough that at least 20,000 users signed a Change.org petition that complained the blacklist was “shunning people off of Tumblr.” Eventually, Karp had to make a statement rescinding the blackout. The arbitrary tags are still blocked on mobile (Karp blamed the Apple store’s strict guidelines and promised a better solution soon), but NSFW content is back to being an on-off toggle that works like an honor system for racy bloggers. To wit, if your blog isn’t safe for work, you do the right thing and label it, which allows other Tumblr users to ignore it.So What Really Happened?The real question is, why would Tumblr ban a bunch of arbitrary tags in the first place? Why cut out porn, LGBTQ issues, and depression in one fell swoop? Tumblr denies any interference by its corporate parent, instead blaming the Apple store for its heavy-handedness.“The reason you see innocent tags like #gay being blocked on certain platforms is that they are still frequently returning adult content which our entire app was close to being banned for,” Karp wrote.Even if that’s the case, it’s difficult to believe that Yahoo’s influence—direct or indirect—played no role at all here. Otherwise, why would Tumblr also block posts with these “adult” tags from being indexed on search engines and made available in other non-mobile environments? Karp’s explanation also doesn’t have an answer for why some users’ blogs were being temporarily flagged as NSFW without their knowledge—on all platforms. At the time of the acquisition, bloggers reported that Marissa Mayer suggested Tumblr’s porn could stick around, but perhaps that was just wishful thinking. Yahoo has never made an effort to hide its “family friendly” values. It only makes sense that it would want to apply those values to its empire across the board.Tumblr’s crackdown was certainly no surprise to 170,000 Change.org petitioners who feared the Yahoo deal would change the blogging platform for the worse, or at least drastically limit the freedom Tumblr users were accustomed to.While we don’t know what its parent company actually asked, or what Yahoo corporate desires Tumblr’s management might have tried to anticipate, in the end, Tumblr’s decision was to reverse the decision. To Tumblr, users are still the boss. And here’s why that could spell trouble for Yahoo.Two Views Of TumblrWhether Yahoo likes it or not, adult content is a huge part of what makes Tumblr useful to its audience. It’s not just porn or nudity, although that’s still a big part of how its largely pseudonymous members choose to use the platform. And what of it?Tumblr is famous for hosting a community of people who vocally champion rights for LGBTQ people and publicize mental health issues once kept behind closed doors. The ability to have a pseudonymous Tumblr username that isn’t tied to email, paired with the ability to search Tumblr by any word or topic, helps people to realize they’re not alone. The sheer number of petitioners shows the importance of Tumblr as a community for topics that others might classify as “adult.” However, Tumblr’s search-by-tag mechanism makes it easy for pornographers to shock unsuspecting users with porn. The #gay tag is full of LGBTQ activism, but also dick pics. The #depression tag can be a helpful haven for suffering people, but it also includes graphic photos of slashed wrists. One great example of users fighting back is the “Reclaiming the Latina tag” blog—a Tumblr written by Latinas tired of finding porn of Hispanic women when they search for Tumblr posts by fellow Latinas.Tumblr’s tagging system does a great job of delivering porn to people who aren’t looking for it. But removing tags like #gay, #depression, or even #latina won’t fix that. As Karp wrote in his apology, Tumblr is going to attempt more “intelligent” filtering to separate the wheat from the chaff. This isn’t the first time users have threatened to leave a social platform if something changed. People have been making the same claims about leaving Facebook for years. But while concerns about Facebook privacy seem to always be bundled in a pile of “what-ifs,” Tumblr users’ worries are immediate and real. If adult content is made to go away, or even severely restricted, they’d have little use for it.Tumblr thought better of throwing away the gay rights baby with the gay porn bathwater. 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LATEST STORIES “We need to rebound for our kuyas (older brothers),” said Kiefer Ravena on Thursday in the Chooks-to-Go-hosted sendoff at Edsa Shangri-la. “It’s a motivation for us to want (the gold) even more and be hungrier.”Gilas assistant coach Jimmy Alapag praised these group for feeling that way, noting that it’s just natural for this team to seek redemption to make up for the loss incurred by their Fiba Asia counterparts.“Of course, if you see your brother and see him fall short of a goal, as the younger brother, I think you wanna go out there and make everyone here at home forget about the loss from last night. The only way you do that and go to the SEA Games and put another great effort and do our best to win a gold medal,” he said.With the Philippines relegated to the classification phase for fifth to eighth place in the Asian championship, the SEA Games roster knows that the pressure is now on them as they eye to win the gold medal for the 18th time.“It’s our turn for redemption,” said Amer. “We have to defend our kuyas. We know the weight they are carrying because all of us are watching them. So with the SEA Games, we know all eyes will now be on us. We just want to help them and protect our fort. All we want when we come home here is that we’re all going to be happy.”ADVERTISEMENT Amer wasn’t only one who went to bed in a gloomy mood as thousands of Filipinos stayed up late only to witness the national team fail to advance past the quarterfinals.What made the defeat tougher to swallow was it came at the hands of its fierce rival Koreans, who continued to own the Philippines’ number in continental tournaments.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Philippines has a chance to avenge that failed bid in Fiba Asia with a strong showing in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, which will be represented by the younger members of the Gilas Pilipinas pool.And that’s actually one of the the motivations for the SEA Games-bound Gilas crew. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NCAA Season 93: San Beda ekes out win over Perpetual MOST READ Photo by Mark GiongcoBaser Amer said he had a hard time sleeping after Gilas Pilipinas bowed out of the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup in a humiliating 118-86 defeat to Korea early Thursday morning.“When they got blown out, I struggled to get some sleep,” he shared in Filipino. “I took it really hard because us Filipinos doesn’t want to lose.”ADVERTISEMENT Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH PLAY LIST 05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Read Next SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension
Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “I want Bibiano a hundred percent next year,” said Nguyen Friday at Mall of Asia Arena. “My weight is all over the place.”Nguyen, who was riding a five-fight win streak prior to facing Folayang, was the virtual underdog against the hometown hero that even ONE’s chairman Chatri Sityodtong had the Filipino as the favorite.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I had Eduard as the favorite,” said Sityodtong.All those pre-fight notions came to an end, though, when Nguyen landed a right straight after dodging Folayang’s spinning heel kick 2:20 into the second round of their lightweight bout. Fernandez proud to see Red Lions match Pirates’ big heart Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMartin Nguyen had just made history in ONE Championship after becoming the promotion’s first two-division champion, but he is far from over.After knocking out local hero Eduard Folayang in the Legends of the World card to become the simultaneous featherweight and lightweight titlist, Nguyen has now set his sights on Bibiano Fernandes’ bantamweight belt.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ LATEST STORIES And taking a drastic change in weight is no problem for Nguyen who will have to shed 25 pounds from his 170-lb lightweight body to challenge for Fernandes’ 145-lb title.“I’m not only here to win, I want to make history and Bibiano is the next step,” said Nguyen. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
TweetPinShare0 Shares MIAMI— A high school football game in Miami ended early after gunshots were heard in the distance, sending players and coaches ducking for cover.Videos show terrified fans in the stands screaming and running to the exits when the gunshots were heard at Friday’s game. Coaches told players to get down on the field.Less than three minutes remained when stadium officials called the game between Miami Central and Miami Carol City high schools. Central beat Carol City 26-8.Miami-Dade Schools Police Officer Hilda Hernandez said three males have been arrested in the shooting. Authorities did not release what charges Larico Walker, Taion Lynch and Mark Trimble face or what prompted the shooting, but said they recovered three firearms.
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – NOVEMBER 11: The Miami Hurricanes take the field during a game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Hard Rock Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)We’re less than two hours from Miami’s adidas uniform release party at Club Liv in Miami Beach. It looks like those in attendance are dressed for the occasion, including Miami’s mascot, Sebastian the Ibis. Sebastian is donning a suit for the occasion.Sebastian The Ibis is ready for the Adidas jersey reveal party at Club Liv pic.twitter.com/I2MLM6wnK1— CaneSport (@CaneSport) July 18, 2015Looking sharp, Sebastian. Check back later tonight for the full scoop on Miami’s uniform reveal.
shaq lawson clemson dalvin cook florida stateAfter losing superstars like Stephone Anthony, Vic Beasley, and Grady Jarrett from last year’s top Clemson defense, many expected a big slide for the Tigers on that side of the field. After finishing first nationally in total defense in 2014, Clemson repeated in the top 10, currently ranking seventh in that category. A big reason: defensive end Shaq Lawson, who has 55 total tackles, an eye-popping 22.5 tackles for loss, and 9.5 sacks on the year. After the upcoming College Football Playoff, though, he will be off to the pros. [email protected] DE Shaq Lawson: “I’m going to declare for the draft, “It’s time. I’m ready for the next level. I will always miss Clemson”— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) December 9, 2015At 6-foot-3, 270-pounds, Lawson should be a pretty exciting prospect for NFL teams after his breakout season. He’ll have a chance to improve his stock on the sport’s biggest stage on New Year’s Eve.