Wheatley leads shortlist for consumer watchdog

first_img Wheatley leads shortlist for consumer watchdog whatsapp Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Share Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Thursday 6 January 2011 9:00 pm KCS-content whatsapp MARTIN Wheatley is considered frontrunner in the list of candidates to lead the new UK consumer protection agency to be established next year.Wheatley, the current head of Hong Kong’s financial regulator, is considered a leading candidate to head the new Consumer Protection and Markets Authority, which will be spun out from the Financial Services Authority when it is broken up in 2012. A final decision on the chosen head is expected within weeks, while Wheatley plans to leave his post in June. last_img read more

Fond du Lac Bishop Russell Jacobus announces intention to retire

first_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 October 30, 2012 at 10:23 am Blessings upon this faithful servant who has led this diocese with the spirituality of a true disciple of Christ. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Events Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Fr. Phillip Ayers says: People Rector Knoxville, TN Comments are closed. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Job Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY [Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev. Russell Jacobus, seventh bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fond du Lac, has announced his intention to retire effective Oct. 31, 2013, according to a diocesan press release.He made the announcement at the conclusion of the diocese’s 138th annual convention, meeting Oct. 20 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. He has served as bishop of the diocese, which covers northeast Wisconsin, since his episcopal ordination in 1994.In his comments to the convention, Jacobus said: “What a joy it is being the bishop of the Diocese of Fond du Lac. As I tell many people – this is a wonderful diocese.” But he said that, during the past year, he has come to the conclusion that “the diocese may need a new vision and voice…”Jacobus also has called for the election of a successor at the diocese’s next annual convention in October 2013.Jacobus is married to Jerrie and they have three adult children.The Diocese of Fond du Lac includes almost 6,000 baptized members worshiping in 37 locations across the northeastern third of the State of Wisconsin. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Albany, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs House of Bishops, Comments (3) October 31, 2012 at 10:39 pm I had the good pleasure of meeting Bp. Jacobus while at the ” House” and knew then, he was one of the good ones. Sad, looking back over all the Bishops who visited and served on the Board of Trustees, only five years ago, and most all have either resigned or disaffiliated. I looked up to them, knowing they would hold the line for orthodoxy. Now, with so many taking leaves of absence, I wonder if TEC will finally realize that the reason there is so little conflict nowadays, is because it has ridded itself of godly men, exhausting them or forcing them against their convictions. As one in the field of parish work, I see many buildings becoming empty shells. Bp. Russell planted well in his season. Let’s hope at least one seed took root and will help us prosper. That is what every good and faithful servant asks. May God bless him and keep , giving him a fruitful time in the next field he decides to plant. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Martinsville, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ By ENS staffPosted Oct 29, 2012 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing Fr. Jon Roberts says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Tags Submit a Press Release TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Press Release Service Rector Smithfield, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate Diocese of Nebraska October 30, 2012 at 6:24 pm It was a joy to meet Bishop Russ at DeKoven for the NEHA meeting in 2009, although I’d had some phone conversations and emails with him before that. I almost ended up in Fond du Lac at one time long ago and have had many friends from there, including the late Bishop Jim Warner of Nebraska who was raised up at Wisconsin Rapids and served at Mosinee, Marinette and Oshkosh before his election in 1976. Fr. Larry Boyd was his associate at Oshkosh and later served at “The Rapids” as well. Bishop Russ is an orthodox, conservative Bishop who is loyal and collegial in the Episcopal Church; he and I would probably not see eye-to-eye on some of the “issues” but I would think that he would give me a fair shake as I would for him. There’s nothing quite like mutual respect, kindness, generosity of spirit which sometimes is lacking in our beloved Church, on both sides of issues. God bless him and his family as they enter this new phase. I heartily recommend retirement – did it myself 8 years ago and have never regretted it!Fr. Phillip Ayers,Portland, OR Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Fr. Charles W. V. Daily says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Fond du Lac Bishop Russell Jacobus announces intention to retirelast_img read more

Renewable Fuels Association Calls for Probe in Biofuel Credits Price Spike

first_img The Renewable Fuels Association says U.S. regulators and environmental officials should probe for possible manipulation in the market for U.S. biofuel credits. The comments come after prices for biofuels credits “surged for unknown reasons,” according to RFA. In a letter this week, the Association encouraged the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency to determine “whether certain parties may be exerting undue influence on prices or otherwise engaging in manipulative practices.” RFA says the association is concerned about “recent irregular activity and volatility” in the market for Renewable Identification Numbers, or RINs. Prices climbed about 30 percent since mid-May. Last week, prices of RINs neared three-year highs as traders raced to buy the credits. In March, the agencies signed a memorandum of understanding regarding RINs, under which the CFTC agreed to help EPA conduct investigations into possible fraud and market abuse.Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter Home Energy Renewable Fuels Association Calls for Probe in Biofuel Credits Price Spike SHARE Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Aug 3, 2016 SHARE Renewable Fuels Association Calls for Probe in Biofuel Credits Price Spike Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleMany U.S. Governors Strongly Support TPP but Not Pence Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Minor accident scene was like aftermath of ISIS attack

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash A DOZEN firemen, three fire tenders and two ambulances at a minor car accident on a county road sounded like an “emergency responses to an ISIS attack”, a judge has stated.Judge James O’Donohue was reacting to the evidence of Limerick Fire and Rescue Sub-station officer John Denning who outlined the standard operating response of emergency services to accidents involving injuries.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He said that although they couldn’t find any damage to either vehicle, they still had to cut two people from a car to follow procedures.Mr Denning was testifying in a case involving five claimants on a Liberty Insurance policy held by Edward O’Donoghue of Gort, Co Galway, the driver of one of the cars involved in a crash on March 30, 2014 between Clarina and Patrickswell.One of the five claimants, Daniel O’Donovan of Crowe Street, Gort, was a passenger in Mr O’Donoghue’s car and the other four were Michael and Sarah Jane Quilligan of Altamira Court, Thomondgate; Connie Mullane of Temple Grove, Newcastle West and Nicola Hartigan of Belfield Crescent, Farranshone.Connie Mullane said that he was out checking horses with his friend and fellow horse dealer Michael Quilligan whose daughter Sarah Jane was driving. Her friend Nicola Hartigan was also in the car and she was four months pregnant at the time.All four said they were hit from behind by a car driven by Edward O’Donoghue.Ms Hartigan, who had two previous insurance claims, said that she couldn’t get out of the car because of an injury to her neck. She was taken to hospital and given the all clear the following day.Sarah Jane Quilligan said that she had three previous claims. After her car was “driven across the road by the bang from behind”, it hit a wall and she was removed from the scene on a spinal backboard.When Judge O’Donohue asked Ms Quilligan if she had made “quite a career of these identical injuries at just 22 years of age”, she replied that she was “quite frightened, hurt and couldn’t get out of the car.Connie Mullane said that it was his first time in a car accident, but he had been hit by a vehicle in 2014 as he walked across the road carrying a Christmas tree.Michael Quilligan said he went to his doctor a few days afterwards but at the time he was more concerned for his daughter.Daniel O’Donnovan, who was a front seat passenger in Edward O’Donoghue’s car, said that they were also horse dealers and were in the area to meet trainers.Emmett O’Brien BL for Liberty Insurance said that he was instructed by solicitors Holmes O’Malley Sexton that the people in both cars knew each other. He questioned them about links on Facebook but this was denied by all five claimants. Judge James O’Donohoe said that he found all claimants to be respectable, decent people and that an air of suspicion had been created by counsel for the insurers.“You are hinting at something untoward. You can’t have a halfway house on matters of fraud. It’s whole duck or no dinner,” he told Mr O’Brien.“Because of the atmosphere at the moment with so many exaggerated claims of setups, the courts have to be very careful with claims,” he added.Daniel O’Donovan was awarded €20,000 damages; Sarah Jane Quilligan received €7,500; Connie Mullane got €5,000; Michael Quilligan was awarded €6,000 and Nicola Hartigan received €15,000.See more Limerick news here Print Email Facebook TAGScircuit courtJudge James O’DonohueLiberty Insurancelimerick Advertisement Linkedin WhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” center_img Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsCrime & CourtLimerickMinor accident scene was like aftermath of ISIS attackBy Staff Reporter – December 6, 2017 8072 Previous articleUniversity of Limerick student centre moves a step closerNext articleMasterchefs Hospitality Limerick named a Catering Manager of the Year Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live last_img read more

Limerick music mystery over Cranberries poster

first_imgAdvertisement Nicky Woulfe with the poster he donated to Mayor Collins (left). .Picture Brendan Gleeson.The Cranberry Saw Us poster for the gig in the Oasis Club on the same night (right)A POSTER for a concert that never took place by a band that didn’t exist at the time was at the centre of a Limerick music mystery this week.In January, Nicky Woulfe of Woulfe Event Management presented a poster to Mayor James Collins to mark the first anniversary of the death of Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan.The accuracy of the poster, said by Mr Woulfe to have been from one of O’Riordan’s “early gigs in Limerick”, was questioned this week.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up One local musician who contacted the Limerick Post took issue with the poster claiming, “it appears suspect as The Cranberries were still called The Cranberry Saw Us until 1991 and Dolores hadn’t joined the band yet”.The poster presented to Mayor Collins advertises a performance from The Cranberries in support of local band A Touch of Oliver at The Speakeasy on O’Connell Street on February 23, 1990.However, the Limerick Post has established that The Cranberry Saw Us actually played one of their very last shows with former singer Niall Quinn at the Oasis Club on Lower Glentworth Street the same night.“The Cranberry Saw Us, as they were known at the time, did play in the Speakeasy much later that year on November 10. They were still using The Cranberry Saw Us moniker as late as April 1991. Dolores arrived on the scene in the spring of 1990 so this gig couldn’t have taken place on February 23 and anyway they didn’t change their name for another year,” one local musician told the Limerick Post.Another local source confirmed that the Cranberry Saw Us show with A Touch of Oliver on November 10, 1990 was the only time the band ever played what is now The Texas Steakout in Limerick.The poster was taken from the ‘Music Memories and Memorabilia’ collection, the personal collection of Nicky Woulfe. The Limerick collector recently made a presentation to the Council seeking €30,000 towards framing this private collection of musical memorabilia.When contacted this Tuesday, Mr Woulfe replied: “I was running The Speakeasy at the time and promoted hundreds of gigs and got many posters printed which appeared on the front window of the Speakeasy at the time. All I can say is a gig must have been discussed with me around the time of the poster being printed otherwise it would not have been printed. I also accept that the band were the Cranberry Saw Us, which means there was a misprint on the said poster.”“I promoted hundreds of gigs five nights a week in the Speakeasy at the time and our printing for the front window was handled by McKerns printing. All posters for this area were large to cover the window space because it was a great advertising area.“I obviously may have given the wrong poster to the Mayor which I apologise for but would certainly have the poster from the gig that took place in the Speakeasy on Saturday, November 10, 1990 and I will, of course, replace this for him in his office.”In an earlier statement, Mr Woulfe responded to a report in last week’s Limerick Post about possible delays to a proposed Council funding allocation of €30,000 to his music memorabilia project.“A commitment of €30,000 had been promised to this tourism project by the Metropolitan Mayor Daniel Butler along with his Fine Gael colleagues Cllr Elenora Hogan, Cllr Marian Hurley, along with Fianna Fail Mayor James Collins, and Cllrs Jerry O’Dea, John Gilligan and Cllr John Costello,” he claimed.In response, Mayor Butler explained, “At the last meeting, councillors decided to defer the decision on this project to ensure parity of treatment for other applicants and rigorous due process for all applicants which is already underway. The GMA (General Municipal Allocation) is a small budget councillors have the deciding rights over and only by a decision by all councillors, not any one individual, can this be committed or promised for that matter.” Facebook TAGSheritageLimerick City and CountyLimerick City and County Councillocal newsmusicNews WhatsApp Limerick’s O’Connell Street Revitalisation Works to go ahead Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Post Show | Dora Gola Previous articleWatch: A different side to ‘Charity Week’ at University of LimerickNext articleSt Mary’s Cathedral opens Path of Miracles Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img Limerick Post Show | Defying Gravity – A Musical Celebration of Women Twitter Print Limerick Post Show | Niamh talks Limerick Limerick Post Show | Raging Sons release Someone Else’s Love NewsLocal NewsLimerick music mystery over Cranberries posterBy Alan Jacques – February 27, 2019 5030 Limerick Post Show | Into The Stream | Emma Langford Linkedinlast_img read more

Rep. Greene says ‘morons’ voted to boot her from committees

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 5, 2021 WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene lashed out Friday at “morons” in both parties who voted to kick her off her committees, a day after the House meted out the unprecedented punishment that Democrats said she’d earned by spreading hateful and violent conspiracy theories. Underscoring the political vise her inflammatory commentary has clamped her party into, all but 11 Republicans voted against the Democratic move on Thursday but none rose to defend her lengthy history of outrageous social media posts. In the most riveting moment of that day’s debate, the freshman Republican from a deep-red corner of Georgia took to the House floor on her own behalf. She offered a mixture of backpedaling and finger-pointing as she wore a dark mask emblazoned with the words “FREE SPEECH.” The chamber’s near party-line 230-199 vote was the latest instance of conspiracy theories becoming pitched political battlefields, an increasingly familiar occurrence during Donald Trump’s presidency. He faces a Senate trial next week for his House impeachment for inciting insurrection after a mob he fueled with his false narrative of a stolen election attacked the Capitol. Thursday’s fight also underscored the uproar and political complexities that Greene — a master of provoking Democrats, promoting herself and raising campaign money — has prompted since becoming a House candidate last year. Greene showed no signs of repentance Friday. “I woke up early this morning literally laughing thinking about what a bunch of morons the Democrats (+11) are for giving some one like me free time,” she tweeted. At a news conference later outside the Capitol, Greene accused news organizations of “addicting our nation to hate.” She deflected a question about her past online suggestion that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi could be executed for treason, and warned that Republicans opposing her should remember that Trump — with whom she is closely allied — controls the GOP. “The party is his,” she said. “It doesn’t belong to anybody else.” A day earlier on the House floor, Greene tried to dissociate herself from her “words of the past.” Contradicting past social media posts, she said she believes the 9/11 attacks and mass school shootings were real and no longer believes QAnon conspiracy theories, which include lies about Democratic-run pedophile rings. But she didn’t explicitly apologize for supportive online remarks she’s made on other subjects, as when she mulled Pelosi, D-Calif., being assassinated or the possibility of Jewish-controlled space rays causing wildfires. And she portrayed herself as the victim of unscrupulous “big media companies.” News organizations “can take teeny, tiny pieces of words that I’ve said, that you have said, any of us, and can portray us as someone that we’re not,” she said. She added that “we’re in a real big problem” if the House punished her but tolerated “members that condone riots that have hurt American people” — a clear reference to last summer’s social justice protests that in some instances became violent. Greene was on the Education and Labor Committee and the Budget Committee. Democrats were especially aghast about her assignment to the education panel, considering the past doubt she cast on school shootings in Florida and Connecticut. The political imperative for Democrats was clear: Greene’s support for violence and fictions was dangerous and merited punishment. Democrats and researchers said there was no apparent precedent for the full House removing a lawmaker from a committee, a step usually taken by their party leaders. The calculation was more complicated for Republicans. Though Trump left the White House two weeks ago, his devoted followers are numerous among the party’s voters, and he and Greene are allies. Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., hopes GOP victories in the 2022 elections will make him speaker. Republicans could undermine that scenario by alienating Trump’s and Greene’s passionate supporters, and McCarthy took no action to punish her. “If any of our members threatened the safety of other members, we’d be the first ones to take them off a committee,” Pelosi angrily told reporters. She said she was “profoundly concerned” about GOP leaders’ acceptance of an “extreme conspiracy theorist.” At one point, No. 2 Democratic leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland strode to the GOP side of the chamber carrying a poster of a Greene Facebook post from last year. “Squad’s Worst Nightmare,” Greene had written in the post, which showed her holding an AR-15 firearm next to pictures of three of the four Democratic lawmakers, all young women of color, who’ve been nicknamed “The Squad.” “They are people. They are our colleagues,” Hoyer said. He mimicked Greene’s pose holding the weapon and said, “I have never, ever seen that before.” Republicans tread carefully but found rallying points. McCarthy said Greene’s past opinions “do not represent the views of my party.” But without naming the offenders, he said Pelosi hadn’t stripped committee memberships from Democrats who became embroiled in controversy. Among those he implicated was Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., who made anti-Israel insults for which she later apologized. “If that’s the new standard,” he said of Democrats’ move against Greene, “we have a long list.” Committee assignments are crucial for lawmakers for shaping legislation affecting their districts, creating a national reputation and raising campaign contributions. Even social media stars like Greene could find it harder to define themselves without the spotlights that committees provide. Not all Republicans were in forgiving moods, especially in the Senate. There, fringe GOP candidates have lost winnable races in recent years and leaders worry a continued linkage with Trump and conspiracists will inflict more damage. That chamber’s minority leader, Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., this week called Greene’s words a “cancer” on the GOP and country. On Thursday, No. 2 Senate GOP leader John Thune of South Dakota amplified that thinking. Thune said House Republicans must stop “dabbling” in conspiracy theories, adding, “I don’t think that’s a productive course of action or one that’s going to lead to much prosperity politically in the future.” News organizations have unearthed countless social media videos and “likes” in which Greene embraced absurd theories like suspicions that Hillary Clinton was behind the 1999 death of John F. Kennedy Jr. Greene responded, “Stage is being set,” when someone posted a question about hanging Clinton and former President Barack Obama. ——— Associated Press writer Kevin Freking contributed. Local NewsUS News Pinterestcenter_img Rep. Greene says ‘morons’ voted to boot her from committees TAGS  Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleLos avances en las pruebas genéticas dan esperanza a personas con enfermedades rarasNext articleYour COVID-19 Vaccination Questions, Answered Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

‘Need To Speak Truth To Power; Be Prepared To Suffer Jail For That’ : Prashant Bhushan Hints No Apology In Contempt Case

first_imgTop Stories’Need To Speak Truth To Power; Be Prepared To Suffer Jail For That’ : Prashant Bhushan Hints No Apology In Contempt Case LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK22 Aug 2020 8:46 PMShare This – xTwo days before the deadline given by the Supreme Court to tender “unconditional apology” in the contempt case, Advocate Prashant Bhushan stressed on the need to speak truth to power and said that one should be prepared even to go to jail for that.He was speaking at a Facebook Live session organized by the the Students Federation of India yesterday on the topic “Decoding Democracy”.”We are at…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?LoginTwo days before the deadline given by the Supreme Court to tender “unconditional apology” in the contempt case, Advocate Prashant Bhushan stressed on the need to speak truth to power and said that one should be prepared even to go to jail for that.He was speaking at a Facebook Live session organized by the the Students Federation of India yesterday on the topic “Decoding Democracy”.”We are at a difficulty juncture of history. We have to understand the worst assault that our Republic has ever seen on every value of the Constitution. Every institution set up the Constitution is under attack. We need to resist that. There is a concerted attempt to convert India into a Hindu State. There is an attempt to prevent people from speaking up. We need to resist that. We need to speak out. We need to speak truth to power. And, in that process, if they try and victimize us, they try and jail us, we should be prepared  to suffer that. If we are not prepared for that today or tomorrow, then there will be nothing left to fight for”, Bhushan said.These remarks indicate that he is unlikely to apologize before the Supreme Court in the ongoing contempt case.On August 14, a 3-judge bench of the Supreme Court had held Bhushan guilty of contempt of court for his tweets against the SC and the Chief Justices of India.During the hearing on the sentence held on August 20, Bhushan affirmed his comments and made a statement justifying his comments and expressed dismay at the Court verdict.”My tweets were nothing but a small attempt to discharge what I considered to be my highest duty at this juncture in the history of our republic. I did not tweet in a fit of absence mindedness. It would be insincere and contemptuous on my part to offer an apology for the tweets that expressed what was and continues to be my bonafide belief. Therefore, I can only humbly paraphrase what the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi had said in his trial: I do not ask for mercy. I do not appeal to magnanimity. I am here, therefore, to cheerfully submit to any penalty that can lawfully be inflicted upon me for what the Court has determined to be an offence, and what appears to me to be the highest duty of a citizen.”, Bhushan said.The bench was not appreciative of the statement and asked Bhushan if he would like to reconsider it. The bench also asked Attorney General about granting time to Bhushan to reconsider the statement. AG agreed that time can be given to him.However, Bhushan stood by the statement and said that it was “well considered and well thought of”. He said that granting time “will not serve any purpose” as “it was unlikely” that he will change it.Nevertheless, the bench said that it will give him two or three days for him to reconsider the statement. The bench proceeding to hear Senior Advocate Rajeev Dhavan on behalf of Bhushan with respect to legal submissions regarding the sentence. Justice Mishra remarked that the Court will have to consider if Bhushan’s statement was “a defence or an aggravation”.”When it comes to sentencing, we can be lenient only when the person tenders apology and realizes the mistake in the real sense”, the judge said.After completing the hearing, the bench passed an order giving time to Bhushan till August 24 to tender unconditional apology, “if he desires”. In case if he apologizes, the case will be considered on August 25.Read the full statement made by Bhushan before the Court below :”I Do Not Ask For Mercy, I Do Not Appeal to Magnanimity, I am Here To Cheerfully Submit to Any Penalty”: Prashant Bhushan Tells SC Quoting Gandhiji  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

Delhi High Court Directs Suspension of HappyEasyGo.com Ad Account On Google, On MakeMyTrip Plea

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi High Court Directs Suspension of HappyEasyGo.com Ad Account On Google, On MakeMyTrip Plea Shreya Agarwal3 March 2021 9:33 AMShare This – xA single judge bench of Justice Jayant Nath of the Delhi High Court has directed search engine major Google to suspend the advertising account of travel booking website, HappyEasyGo.com on its Ad Words programme, where companies bid for keywords to appear on top of Google’s search results.The directive comes on two contempt petitions by Make-MyTrip (MMT) in against HappyEasyGo (HEG) for…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA single judge bench of Justice Jayant Nath of the Delhi High Court has directed search engine major Google to suspend the advertising account of travel booking website, HappyEasyGo.com on its Ad Words programme, where companies bid for keywords to appear on top of Google’s search results.The directive comes on two contempt petitions by Make-MyTrip (MMT) in against HappyEasyGo (HEG) for acting against a prior order which had restrained HEG from bidding for, adopting and using any of MMT’s word marks or deceptive variants thereof, as an Ad Word through Google’s Ad Word Programme.Filed in 2018, the pleas got a fresh breath of life when MMT alleged that HEG was still using MMT-related keywords despite the order dated May 30, 2018, in which the above restraining directives were passed in favour of MMT.The initial pleas had sought stop HEG from using MMT-related keywords to appear on top of search results. With HEG’s repeated usage, MMT pursued fresh contempt notices against its competitor’s use of MMT-related keywords to boost its visibility in search results.Google Ad Words a key revenue source for the search giant where companies bid for certain keywords to appear on top of search results. This includes keywords like the name of popular platforms like MMT.The May 30, 2018 order in MMT’s favour had stated:”till further orders, the defendant no. 1, its partner, directors, shareholders, assigns in business, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, broadcasters, representatives, advertisers, franchisees, licensees and/or all other persons acting on its behalf are restrained from bidding for, adopting and using Plaintiff’s MakeMyTrip word Mark, or any deceptive variant thereof, whether with the inclusion of spaces or, other special characters in the trade mark MakeMyTrip, as an Ad Word through the Ad Word Program of Google or any other ad word/key word program in any manner whatsoever.Click Hear To Download/OrderNext Storylast_img read more

‘This is literally life or death’: Motivational speaker shares experience losing father to COVID-19

first_imgABC News(BAKERSFIELD, Calif.) — BY: MATT GUTMAN and MEREDITH DELISOMisty Diaz has undergone 28 surgeries due to spina bifida. During the hundreds of days she’s spent in hospital beds, her father would drive his pickup the 110 miles from Bakersfield, California, to Los Angeles to visit her in the hospital. When visiting hours ended, he’d return to his parked truck, curl up for a few hours in the flatbed and drive back to Bakersfield in time for his 4 a.m. shift at a grocery store.“My dad sacrificed everything,” said Diaz, a motivational speaker and adaptive athlete who uses crutches.“He worked so hard to make sure that I, despite having a disability, would be OK,” she said, noting that the family needed health insurance to ensure Diaz got the care she needed. “There has not been a day he has not worked.”Lately, Diaz has been the one sitting vigil outside a hospital. When she learned that her father’s kidneys were failing as he neared the end of his battle with COVID-19, she did the reverse drive, from L.A. to Bakersfield, to be with her family.Her father, Jose Pinales, passed away at the age of 62 on Wednesday morning, nearly two weeks before his retirement, Diaz said.In a tearful interview with ABC News’ Matt Gutman on Wednesday, Diaz described the past two-and-a-half weeks as a “slow-walking nightmare.”After her father was diagnosed with COVID-19, “it started escalating from one to 100 literally overnight,” she said.At first, Pinales lost his sense of taste and had body aches and a slight fever. By the third day of his diagnosis, he was hospitalized. Before he was intubated and put on a ventilator he texted Diaz, “I love you.”Diaz said she never thought it would be their last communication. She had always thought she would die before the man who’d always protected, but never coddled her, did.When she was a child, her father built her a treehouse in an apple tree. When she asked him how she was supposed to get into it, he replied, “Figure it out.” So she asked for a rope, which he tied to a branch, and she would haul herself into it. When she was old enough to drive, they both learned how to use hand controls for drivers who are disabled. View this post on Instagram But late Tuesday night, Diaz and her siblings had to decide to allow him to die. His kidneys had failed and medical staff feared a heart attack was next. “We just didn’t want him to be in any more pain,” she said.A nurse held up an iPad so they could FaceTime him and say goodbye.Hours after they signed a DNR (do-not-resuscitate) order, Pinales passed peacefully, nurses told Diaz.When a nurse assured her that her father had not died alone, that he was surrounded by staff, even though all families were prohibited from the ward, Diaz said she wept. My dad is really sick right now. Positivity and prayers would be amazing. The last 48 hours have been rough. I’m so so thankful for my brothers. My dads favorite pie is coconut cream, when he pulls through I’m gonna get him the best pie ever! . . #Dad #LoveYou #covid19A post shared by Misty Diaz (@lilmistydiaz) on Jun 30, 2020 at 6:25pm PDT My dad passed away today at 9:40 am from #Covid19 . . I love you dad. I love you so much. I’m so scared, I’m so scared. He fought for 16 days on a ventilator. I love you dad. His two nurses that were with him this morning reassured me that they were next to him and he was not in any pain. #ILoveYou #Covid #wearamask #ImissyouA post shared by Misty Diaz (@lilmistydiaz) on Jul 15, 2020 at 10:50am PDT View this post on Instagram  Diaz posted a wordless video on TikTok Monday after a particularly hard day during her father’s illness. She filmed herself weeping — great, big grief-stricken sobs. It has been viewed more than 683,000 times.“I want to use my influence to shed light on how serious this COVID is,” she wrote. She begged people to wear a mask.“People just need to make adjustments,” she told ABC News. “It’s about respecting other people.”“This isn’t a joke,” she added. “This is literally life or death.”Her family decided to cremate her father, said Diaz, who plans to make a necklace out of his ashes to wear during her competitions.“He taught me to never give up, to keep on going, use your voice,” Diaz said. “‘Walk with your legs, Mija. Walk with your legs one foot in front of the other.’ That’s what he always would tell me. ‘You have the ability to walk — walk.’ So today we’re going to take it one day at a time and just walk through this.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 12/3

first_imgDecember 3, 2019 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 12/3 Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys BasketballNon-RegionBEAVER, Utah-Crayton Hollingshead’s 17 points led the way and Ky Brown added 11 points and 7 rebounds as the Beaver Beavers surged past Bryce Valley 57-45 Tuesday in non-region boys basketball action.JUNCTION, Utah-Sam Orton posted 21 points as the Kanab Cowboys edged Piute 62-59 in non-region boys basketball action Tuesday. Kelby Jessen posted 24 points and 11 rebounds in the loss for the Thunderbirds.RICHFIELD, Utah-Taiven Shepherd stepped up with 24 points and the Pine View Panthers bested  Richfield 68-62 Tuesday in non-region boys basketball action. Will Robinson led the Wildcats in defeat with 14 points.GUNNISON, Utah-Harley Hill scored 21 points, including four 3-pointers, as Gunnison Valley knocked off Tintic 83-34 Tuesday in non-region boys basketball action. Creed Mogle scored 13 points and Braxon Sylvester added 11 for the Bulldogs in the win. Cooper Snell scored 11 in the loss for the Miners.Girls BasketballNon-RegionRICHFIELD, Utah-Jarica Steck led the way with 10 points as the Richfield Wildcats mowed over Hurricane 43-23 in non-region girls basketball action Tuesday. Britin Behrmann had 8 points in the loss for the Tigers.MONROE, Utah-Kenzie Jones netted 14 points and the South Sevier Rams pounded Beaver 51-22 Tuesday in non-region girls basketball action. Halle Hutchings had 8 points in defeat for the Beavers.DELTA, Utah-Jayde Peterson posted 10 points and the Gunnison Valley Bulldogs downed Delta 36-30 in non-region girls basketball action Tuesday. Jadee Dutson had 9 points for the Rabbits in defeat.PAYSON, Utah-Madelyn Taylor’s 24 points led the Payson Lions to a narrow 44-41 win over Juab in overtime in non-region girls basketball action Tuesday. Willow Kay posted 15 points and 7 rebounds in the loss for the Wasps.CEDAR CITY, Utah-Grayce Glover led the way with 18 points as Kanab downed Canyon View 48-40 Tuesday in non-region girls basketball action. Brinley Cornell added 16 more points in the win for Kanab. Ashlyn Banks netted 15 points and 12 rebounds in the loss for the Falcons.FILLMORE, Utah-Debra Name posted 19 points and the Wasatch Academy Tigers got past Millard 49-43 in non-region girls basketball action Tuesday. Kobree Penney had 16 points for the Eagles in the loss.MANTI, Utah-Katie Larsen scored 16 points to lead the Manti Templars to a 50-39 win over North Sevier Tuesday in non-region girls basketball action. Macady Goble scored 11 points in the loss for the Wolves. Tags: Roundup Written bylast_img read more