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GA Lottery raises record $1.23bn for good causes in FY2020

first_img Regions: US Georgia Tags: Mobile Online Gambling 16th July 2020 | By Conor Mulheir GA Lottery raises record $1.23bn for good causes in FY2020 Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Lottery The Georgia Lottery Corp. announced today that fiscal year 2020 profits transferred a record $1.24bn (£983.9m/€1.08bn) to the State Treasury’s Lottery for Education Account.Despite many lotteries seeing revenue decline throughout the novel Coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic, Georgia Lottery said it was able to grow sales by encouraging and educating its players to move online.Furthermore, given the availability of its products in essential retail locations, retail sales have remained relatively strong throughout the period.Fiscal year 2020 marks the lottery’s ninth consecutive year of growth in profits for education, and the fifth consecutive year that profits have surpassed $1bn.Read the full story on iGB North America. Lottery The Georgia Lottery Corp. announced today that fiscal year 2020 profits transferred a record $1.24bn (£983.9m/€1.08bn) to the State Treasury’s Lottery for Education Account. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

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Dunlop becomes official AO ball partner; Wilson out

first_img Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert defeats Andrey Rublev to become champion YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionWhat ‘Harry Potter’ Characters Were Actually Supposed To Look LikeDefinition|SponsoredSponsored Dunlop has replaced Wilson as the official partner for the Australian Open.The new five-year partnership will see Dunlop provide the official ball for the first Grand Slam of the year as well as at all levels of tennis in Australia. WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start Cricket Viking Classic Birmingham 2021 Final: Ons Jabeur beats Daria Kasatkina to clinch title WTC Final LIVE: Jamieson says, ‘nice and pleasing to get Virat Kohli’s wicket’; Gill feels India could have got more wickets Facebook Twitter Cricket ATP Tour SHARE Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beats Belinda Bencic to clinch title WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa in huge trouble; SA 59/6 (22.3 ov)- Follow Live Updates Sport News Football Football Latest Sports NewsSportSports BusinessTennis Sport News By Kunal Dhyani – August 27, 2018 Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri’s brace keep Switzerland hopes alive; Turkey face exit from Euros Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Matteo Pessina goal helps Italy beat Wales, finish top of Group A with flawless record; Follow Live Updates Cricket Cricket Cricket Dunlop becomes official AO ball partner; Wilson out WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham but Kiwis on top; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs Previous articleAsian game 2018: Dharun clinches silver in men’s 400m hurdlesNext articleAsian Games 2018 Varakil wins women’s long jump silver in Asian Games Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeE! OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! OnlinePhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoft“We are delighted to partner with Dunlop on the new Australian Open ball,” Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley said.“Our aim is to provide the players with the best possible playing environment and we believe they will be very happy with the quality, standard and consistency of play of the new AO Dunlop ball in a wide variety of conditions.“We’ve worked closely with Dunlop for some time and are impressed with their quality control at every stage, from design right through to the manufacturing process. Many of our current and former players have also put the new ball through its paces, both in Australia and around the world, and this process will be ongoing to ensure there’s consistency of play in a variety of conditions. “We welcome Dunlop to the Australian tennis family and look forward to a fantastic partnership across all levels of the sport.”“The new partnership with the Australian Open and Tennis Australia represents a landmark moment for Dunlop,” Head of Tennis Division for SRI Kiyoshi Ikawa said.“Partnering with a Grand Slam gives us an opportunity to reach new audiences and reaffirms the dedication we have to producing tennis products of the highest standards.“Tour players often refer to the Dunlop balls as being the best on tour and we’ve worked tirelessly throughout a detailed development process with Tennis Australia. Specifications of the ball have been tested by current and ex-players, Tennis Australia members and coaches to ensure we deliver the perfect ball for what’s regarded as the most popular Grand Slam of the year among the players.”Dunlop will provide the official ball for the Australian Open and its lead-in events along with being an official Tennis Australia partner supporting grassroots tennis programs throughout Australia including providing Dunlop low compression balls for the key development program ANZ Tennis Hot Shots.The official Dunlop Australian Open ball uses the finest natural rubber, combined with Dunlop’s secret recipe of components and premium woven cloth, to create an ultra-consistent ball for high performance play.Also Read: Sports Sponsorship: Australian Open signs Piper-Heidsieck as official champagne RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Checklast_img read more

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The Sirius Minerals (SXX) share price. Buy, sell or hold?

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. G A Chester | Monday, 24th February, 2020 | More on: SXX In an article earlier today, I reviewed the shifting risk/reward history of Sirius Minerals (LSE: SXX) and looked at some of the lessons for investors. Here, I’m going to discuss the potential outcomes for those who may be considering buying, selling, or holding the stock right now.Binary outcomeAccording to Sirius’s board of directors, shareholders face a stark choice. Vote in favour of Anglo American‘s 5.5p-a-share offer on 3 March, or face “a high probability that the Sirius board will place the business into administration or liquidation.”5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Sirius has substantial liabilities, including Gina Rinehart’s royalty, “secured over the assets of the project.” And the company is due to run out of cash by 31 March. As things stand, administration or liquidation would be almost certain if shareholders reject Anglo’s offer. In this event, I can only see Sirius’s equity being worthless.I’ll look first at the mooted binary outcome of 5.5p a share, or 0p (zero) a share. And go on to look at some possibilities — remote ones, in my view — that could produce different outcomes.Sell or buyShareholders who want out have the option of waiting for Anglo’s 5.5p, but at the risk of the offer being voted down. Alternatively, they can sell in the market before 3 March. The shares are trading at 5.16p to sell, as I’m writing. So the price of the certainty of banking your cash is currently to accept 6.2% less than the Anglo offer.For any investors mulling a quick-buy trade, the shares are 5.2p to buy. The potential upside to Anglo’s 5.5p offer is 5.8%, but with the risk of total loss if shareholders vote against it. This is a poor risk/reward prospect, in my book.Other outcomesA group of retail shareholders are trying to revive Sirius’s attempted $680m keep-the-company-going funding package by raising money themselves. A consortium of institutional lenders previously pulled out of this, due to Sirius’s inability to find an institutional anchor investor to provide a substantial chunk of new equity. I don’t think the retail shareholders’ initiative has any legs.There was news last week that hedge fund Odey Asset Management has bought shares in Sirius (at an average price of 4.9p). I think Odey’s talk of accepting 7p, or above, from Anglo is a red herring. The hedge fund’s here to turn a fast buck. As FT Alphaville noted, all it’s really saying is: “We’ll take what you’re paying unless you’ll pay more, in which case we’ll take that.” There’s no reason I can see for Anglo to sweeten the deal.What about a rival to Anglo appearing with a higher offer? Again, this looks unlikely to me. Despite trying for a number of months, Sirius has had no success in finding a strategic equity investor. And there’s been no whiff of any interest in the company other than Anglo.Bottom lineAt the end of the day, I think it’s very much on the cards it’ll come down to one of the aforementioned binary options. I imagine most Sirius shareholders still holding have decided to hang on come what may, and leave the outcome to fate.Meanwhile, I can see little upside incentive for other investors to get involved with the stock. As such, and also due to the downside risk, I’d avoid it. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img The Sirius Minerals (SXX) share price. Buy, sell or hold? Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by G A Chester G A Chester has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. 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Rugby Finals Day Results update

first_imgSaturday May 29, 2010 Rugby Finals Day Results update It’s finals day around the world as domestic competitions come to an end with a few massive match ups taking place. All games have now finished, so here’s the results. Bulls vs Stormers – Super 14 FinalThe Bulls beat the Stormers 25-17 earlier at Orlando Stadium to win their second consecutive final, and third Super 14 title overall. Morne Steyn and Fourie Du Preez controlled matters once again, with Steyn kicking 20 points to add to Man of the Match Francois Hougaard’s excellent try.The Stormers, playing in their first ever Super Rugby final, scored through Bryan Habana and a late consolation try from Ricky Januarie, but the Bulls looked in control throughout as they went on to win back-to-back titles. Leicester Tigers vs Saracens – Guinness Premiership FinalThe Tigers also retained their title as they beat Saracens 33-27 in what was a pulsating game of rugby. A late try to Dan Hipkiss proved the difference after Saracens flyhalf Glen Jackson had kicked what looked to be the winning penalty with only a few minutes left.“It was a fantastic game, real last-minute stuff,” Hipkiss said. “We are never quite done, there’s always a bit more to go. In a final it means a massive amount and credit to the boys for sticking in there,” he added. Treviso vs Viadana – Italian Super 10 FinalBenetton Treviso beat Viadana 16-12 in the final of the Italian Super 10 championship earlier today. Treviso won their eighth consecutive final, and their fifteenth in total.The match coincided as the farewell from the Italian championship for both sides, as next year they will play in the Magners/Celtic League. Leinster vs Ospreys – Magners League Grand FinalOspreys won the Magners League earlier tonight with a 17-12 win away from home at the RDS. The Welsh region became the first team to win the league for the third time. First half tries to Tommy Bowe and Lee Byrne sent them into a commanding lead in the inaugural playoff final of the tournament.Leinster came up with four penalties from Jonathan Sexton, but that was not enough as Ospreys’ Dan Biggar converted the two tries and added a penalty, completing their clean sweep of away wins over Irish sides this season. Perpignan vs Clermont – Top 14 FinalClermont waited a long time to achieve their first Top 14 title, with ten defeats in as many games in recent times, but they came up trumps against Perpignan earlier tonight, taking the French championship 19-6 at the Stade de France.“Bloody hell, it was time. We worked so hard,” said Clermont number eight Elvis Vermeulen.“It was three years of sheer frustration but every year we tried to come back stronger. Full credit to the players. We are going to have a good night,” said coach Vern Cotter.ADVERTISEMENT 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 RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe 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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‘No one can erase Cuba’s loving contribution in Bolivia and Ecuador’

first_imgThe following edited article was written by Yenia Silva Correa and posted Nov. 19, 2019 on the English website of Granma, the official voice of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee.  Go to to read the entire article.  These past few days, doctors lending their services in Bolivia and Ecuador have returned to the homeland, leaving behind their patients, families with few resources, but very grateful to those who treated their ailments, living as neighbors in their communities.“We have lived days of deep sadness, of harassment, of physical mistreatment,” said Dr. Nirza García Valdés, a General Surgery specialist, who worked in the Bolivian department of Santa Cruz, referring to the period immediately following the coup against President Evo Morales Ayma.“But even in the moments of greatest danger, we did not weaken. We stayed in our positions until the last moment, supporting the health of the sister Bolivian people until it was no longer possible to continue,” said García, a native of Bayamo, in the province of Granma.“We return victorious. We do not feel defeated. We come with our heads held high, with our mission accomplished, because no coup, nor any regime that may take charge of Bolivia’s fate, can erase our impact.“The lives saved are there, the grateful patients are there, and the results achieved by Cuba and its international collaboration will always be there.”Alfredo Escobar Bernal, gastroenterologist, thanked the Cuban government for not abandoning brigade members to suffer the consequences of the coup in Bolivia on their own.When the coup was consummated, he explained, he was in Santa Cruz and lived moments of uncertainty, along with other colleagues, given the tension that eventually triggered very serious confrontations among Bolivians.“There were situations in which we felt the support of people who recognize the value of Cuban collaboration, but at other times, supporters of the coup took advantage of our presence to defame Evo Morales and his government.“I had no doubt that, at all times, we were protected by our country’s authorities through diplomatic channels, and by personnel responsible for the medical mission. They were always aware of our safety.”As of November 18, 431 health professionals had returned to the country from Bolivia, with the arrival of another group expected shortly. Also returning are members of the Cuban medical brigade in Ecuador, where the government cancelled the bilateral agreement in this sector.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Swedish journalist’s mysterious disappearance in Denmark

first_img Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is counting on the Danish authorities to quickly shed light on Swedish freelance journalist Kim Wall’s disappearance in Denmark after embarking on a home-made submarine with its creator. Normally based in New York and Beijing, Wall, 30, has worked for the New York Times, the Guardian and Libé. To do a story about Danish inventor Peter Madsen, she set off with him in the Nautilus, the world’s biggest home-made submarine, on the evening of 10 August and never came back.Madsen was rescued when the Nautilus sank the next day but there was no sign of Wall. After failing to account satisfactorily for her disappearance, he was arrested on a manslaughter charge on 12 August.RSF welcomes the determination with which the Danish authorities are looking for Wall and hopes they will quickly establish whether her disappearance was directly linked to her work as a journalistRanked 4th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 index, Denmark’s record on respect for press freedom is one of the best in the world. December 2, 2020 Find out more News RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Receive email alerts November 23, 2020 Find out more News DenmarkEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Disappearances June 2, 2021 Find out more Swedish journalist Kim Wall stands next to a man in the tower of the private submarine “UC3 Nautilus” on August 10, 2017 in Copenhagen Harbor / AFP Follow the news on Denmark Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Organisation DenmarkEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Disappearances to go further Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union News News RSF_en August 14, 2017 – Updated on August 23, 2017 Swedish journalist’s mysterious disappearance in Denmarklast_img read more

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Reporters Without Borders welcomes release of Ali Lmrabet and Mohammed El-Hourd

first_imgMore than 13 years ago Reporters Without Borders started a “sponsorship” programme, calling on international media to “adopt” a jailed journalist. One hundred and 20 newsrooms around the world thus sponsor a jailed colleague and regularly make appeals to the relevant authorities for their release. They publicise their appeals to ensure that the case is not forgotten. Ali Lmrabet, Reporters Without Borders-Fondation de France 2003 prize winner had been supported in this way by: AB3, Agencia IPS, Aqui Madrid, AVUI, Bakeas, Cadena SER, Cambio 16/Espacio de Informacion General (EIG), Champs Libres, Club de la presse du Limousin, CNN+ – Onda Cero, Comunica e Inter Press Service, Diario Directo, El Mundo, El Pais, El Periodico de Catalunya, Espana-Hoy, France soir, Fun Radio, La Razon, Genève Home Information, La Vanguardia (Q), Maison de la presse de Charleroi, Radio Babel FM, Tele 5,Tiempo, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Vandellós i Associats. NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance News RSF_en Reporters Without Borders expressed its gratitude to King Mohammed VI for pardoning jailed journalists Ali Lmrabet and Mohammed El-Hourd, together with five other journalists.The pardons were announced for the two on 7 January, along with those of Mustapha Alaoui, Abdelmajid Ben Tahar, Mustapha Kechnini, Abdelaziz Jallouli and Miloud Boutrigui.While expressing thanks, “Reporters without Borders nevertheless regretted that the two journalists had to stay in prison so long” said Robert Ménard, secretary general of the international press freedom organisation, adding, “we hope that no journalist will be imprisoned in Morocco in the future.”Ali Lmrabet, editor in chief of Demain Magazine and Douman and correspondent for Reporters Without Borders, was the 2003 laureate of the Reporters Without Borders-Fondation de France annual press freedom award.Lmbaret was sentenced to four years in jail on 21 May 2003, by a court in Rabat for “insulting the king’s person”, “threatening the integrity of the national territory” and “undermining the monarchy”. His sentence was reduced on appeal to three years in jail on 17 June.Mohammed El-Hourd, managing editor of the weekly Asharq, at Oujda in the northeast of the country, had been remanded in custody on 13 June 2003 and then sentenced on 4 August to three years in prison for “incitement to violence” under the anti-terrorism law.Mustapha Alaoui, managing editor of the Arabic-language weekly Al Ousboue, had been charged with “condoning acts constituting terrorist crime through publications offered for sale” and sentenced on 11 July 2003 to one year in jail suspended. His publication was banned for three months. Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders expressed its gratitude to King Mohammed VI for pardoning jailed journalists Ali Lmrabet and Mohammed El-Hourd, together with five other journalists. News Abdelmajid Ben Tahar, editor in chief of the weekly Asharq, was remanded in custody on 13 June on the order of the king’s prosecutor general and then sentenced to one year in prison on 4 August for “incitement to violence.”On 3 November Mustapha Kechnini was sentenced to two years in prison and Abdelaziz Jallouli and Miloud Boutrigui to 18 months in jail under the press law “for failing to respect the king”, “undermining the monarchy” “incitement through printed words to acts likely to harm internal security”. The three journalists had appealed and had not been imprisoned. April 15, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts January 7, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders welcomes release of Ali Lmrabet and Mohammed El-Hourd Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara to go further June 8, 2021 Find out more News News April 28, 2021 Find out more Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists Organisation last_img read more

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Detained cyber-dissident faces up to 15 years in prison

first_img Receive email alerts October 17, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Detained cyber-dissident faces up to 15 years in prison SyriaMiddle East – North Africa March 12, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Syria News When he appeared before an investigating judge in Damascus on 4 August, the charges mentioned were “weakening national sentiment” and “inciting civil and sectarian war” under articles 285 and 298. He confirmed that he wrote the articles cited by the judge.Aged 61, Saleh writes regularly for (, a website that is censored in Syria because of its outspoken style of news reporting. Arrested and sentenced to three years in prison during the “Damascus Spring” in 2002, he was released on 9 September 2004.Arrested again on 29 May 2005, he was sentenced on 15 August 2006 to three years in prison for “spreading mendacious information.” He was finally released on 12 September 2007 on completing three-quarters of the sentence.Syria is the Arab world’s most repressive country towards those posting information online, although the Syrian constitution guarantees “the right to freely express one’s opinions by spoken word, in writing or in any other medium.”Reporters Without Borders calls for the release of Saleh and the three other cyber-dissidents detained in Syria: Firas Saad, Tariq Biassi and Kareem Arabji. Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists March 8, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Reporters Without Borders condemns the charges of “spreading mendacious information aimed at weakening national sentiment,” seeking to “stir up sectarian strife” and “attacking the president” that have been brought against Habib Saleh, a cyber-dissident who was arrested without explanation in a market in his home town of Tartus on 6 May.The charges carry sentences ranging from two to 15 years in prison. No date has so far been set for his trial.“This is the third time in seven years that Saleh is being prosecuted because of the articles he writes,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Nonetheless, all he has done is call for governmental reform, democracy and freedom of opinion. The extravagant and disproportionate nature of the charges highlights the extent of the government’s inability to tolerate criticism and the injustice of his arrest.”Saleh is charged under articles 285 to 297 of the criminal code, which carry sentence of 3 to 15 years in prison and under articles 374 and 377, which a maximum of two years in prison.center_img RSF_en SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria News News News Organisation Reporters Without Borders condemns the charges that have been brought against Habib Saleh, a cyber-dissident who was arrested without explanation in a market in his home town of Tartus on 6 May.The charges carry sentences ranging from two to 15 years in prison. No date has so far been set for his trial. to go further February 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Supreme Court Hears Opening Arguments in CFPB Case

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Supreme Court Hears Opening Arguments in CFPB Case Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Supreme Court Hears Opening Arguments in CFPB Case The U.S. Supreme Court heard opening arguments Tuesday in Seila Law v. the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)—a case that could decide the constitutionality of the Bureau. Kannon K. Shanmugan, attorney for Siela Law, who argues the CFPB was constructed against the U.S. constitution, had a clear message for the Supreme Court. “The structure of the CFPB is unprecedented and unconstitutional,” Shanmugan said. “Never before in American history has Congress given so much executive power to a single individual who does not answer to the President.” He added that by limiting the President’s ability to remove the CFPB’s director, Congress violated the “core presidential prerogatives” to exercise the executive power that laws are faithfully executed. Shanmugan continued his opening remarks by saying the Solicitor General contends that the Supreme Court should rewrite the Dodd-Frank Act, giving the president the power to remove the CFPB’s director. “But the constitutional question, in this case, arises in the context of a defense to an enforcement proceeding and not a facial challenge,” he said.Shanmugan added that the government’s proposed fix would make the CFPB less independent than the agencies it was replacing.  “The Court should leave to Congress the quintessentially legislative task of deciding how to fix the CFPB’s defective structure,” he said. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg questioned how the makeup of the CFPB impacts Seila Law. “I don’t see how the composition of the Bureau affects your client since your client was—the adverse action is now attributable to someone who the President could remove at will,” Ginsburg said. “I don’t see how differently you would be affected if the same thing occurred with the President having the power to remove at will.” Gen. Noel J. Francisco, arguing on behalf of the CFPB, said that the President has the “unrestricted authority” to remove principal officers. “The President stands for election. The director of the CFPB does not,” Francisco said. “So, if the director is insulated from presidential oversight, then her exercises of executive power are insulated from democratic control.” Ginsburg, however, questioned why a statute passed by Congress is being defended. Francisco said the statute “infringes upon the President’s own executive power.” Current Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) envisioned the CFPB during her time as a professor at Harvard Law School. The CFPB was designed to rein in abusive practices in consumer credit marks, such as home mortgages and credit cards. CNBC states it returned $12 billion to consumers between 2011 and 2017 but stopped pursuing enforcement actions under President Donald Trump. The CFPB has been the subject of several lawsuits, most recently by the California-based Seila Law. Seila Law alleges the CFPB’s insulation from presidential control is unconstitutional. The law firm challenged the agency after the CFPB targeted the firm 2017, CNBC states.  Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Tennessee Homes Hit by Severe Storms Next: Michael Bloomberg Drops Out of Presidential Race Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago March 3, 2020 2,288 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago CFPB Supreme Court 2020-03-03 Mike Albanese Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese Tagged with: CFPB Supreme Court The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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Patna HC Warns Govt. Doctors Of Contempt If “Illegal” Strike Not Called Off [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesPatna HC Warns Govt. Doctors Of Contempt If “Illegal” Strike Not Called Off [Read Order] Mehal Jain25 Aug 2020 3:17 AMShare This – xThe Patna High Court on Monday directed the doctors’ associations in the state and each one of the members of these associations, besides other persons discharging duty as Paramedical workers and doctors, to immediately call off their strike and discharge their respective duties, warning that any violation would “only tantamount to aggravation of contempt”.Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and…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 Patna High Court on Monday directed the doctors’ associations in the state and each one of the members of these associations, besides other persons discharging duty as Paramedical workers and doctors, to immediately call off their strike and discharge their respective duties, warning that any violation would “only tantamount to aggravation of contempt”.Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice S. Kumar were informed by the Advocate General that one Association of Para Medical Employees has already resorted to strike, and following suit, the doctors have also threatened to go on strike. Reportedly, while paramedical employees under the National Health Mission (NHM) in the state had struck work since Sunday, junior doctors, including those at the AIIMS-Patna and state-run medical colleges, had threatened to boycott work indefinitely from August 27 over their respective demands.The division bench expressed the strict view that during the time of current situation and circumstances prevalent as a result of Pandemic Covid-19, none of the functionaries empowered and authorised under the provisions of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 and the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 can refrain from discharging their duties and functions, “more so by resorting to the mechanism of strike which perhaps may be illegal”. The bench continued to observe that doctors and the para medical staff(s) are constitutionally duty bound, even so on humanitarian grounds, to protect and preserve human life. “Perhaps, they may have some genuine grievance, but then for redressal thereof, proper mechanism has to be resorted to, but State cannot be put to ransom by resorting to an illegal method of protest, i.e. going on indefinite strike”, the bench reprimanded.Noting that Article 21 imposes an obligation not only on the State, but also on its functionaries to safeguard and protect the life of every individual as the Apex Court has already held preservation of human life is of paramount importance. “The Medical Officers and the Para Medical Staff(s) employed in the Government Hospitals are duty bound to extend medical assistance for preserving human life. Failure on their part to provide timely medical treatment in the need of hour results in violation of right to life. This is what the Hon’ble Apex Court held long ago. Consistently thereafter, every Court of the land, more so this Court in its earlier decisions has already highlighted the need and struck down such an action of the employees”, iterated the bench.The bench on Monday also issued notice in this behalf to the Bihar State Contractual Health Employees Federation and Junior Doctors Association, through the Director, Health Department, Government of Bihar, Patna.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

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