Argentina v Ireland: Schmidt reinstates the cavalry

first_imgJoe Schmidt has rung the changes for part two of Ireland’s tour in Argentina. Find out more about the team below… Versatile: McFadden has covered both midfield and wing positions for Ireland but starts at 13 on Saturday JOE SCHMIDT has reinforced his team with Leinster’s RaboDirect Pro12 winners for Ireland’s second Test against Argentina on Saturday. Schmidt had always intended to give all of the 29 players on tour a run in one of the match day squads, so changes were fully expected, and he added: “There’s been a lot of travelling on tour so the fresh guys will give the team a little bit of a boost.”In the midfield, Darren Cave will start at inside centre at the Estadio Jose Fierro in Tucuman. Cave made more metres than anyone else on the pitch last week with 95, and though he missed a couple of tackles Schmidt’s intention was always to give him a run out at 12. The versatile Fergus McFadden will start at 13, and Schmidt said: “Never in an international do you start with 15 and not make changes. We see it as an advantage going forward to have a player like Fergus who can fill many positions.“There’s been some precaution taken with Luke (Marshall) but before the tour we always wanted to look at Darren at 12. Robbie Henshaw didn’t make it, but we’d thought about that combination.”Treetops: Toner will return to the second row alongside O’ConnellRob Kearney has returned to the full-back position, having recovered from the RaboDirect Pro12 final 10 days ago, and Andrew Trimble and Simon Zebo retain their places on the wing. Schmidt praised Zebo’s tackle accuracy – he made nine tackles and missed one in last week’s Test – while posing a threat while carrying the ball, though stressed that the Munster wing still had areas that needed to sharpen up. Johnny Sexton has retained his place at fly-half, and will start alongside former Leinster team-mate Eoin Reddan, with Conor Murray, who suffered a dead leg in last week’s game, dropping to the bench.In the pack, Dave Kilcoyne will win his second Test start at loosehead, alongside Rory Best and Mike Ross. Jack McGrath drops to the bench as tighthead cover, and Schmidt said: “Jack’s played tighthead in the AIL and has trained incredibly well at tighthead this week. It also gives James Cronin a window of opportunity.” Cronin will earn his first cap on Saturday having missed out on a spot in the 23 last week.Sightseers: Enjoying a day off in Tucuman on WednesdayThe Six Nations winning partnership of Devin Toner and captain Paul O’Connell will be reunited on Saturday, and O’Connell said: “I’ve only played with Dev since he’s been an established international, and he has a calm head. He calls the lineouts at Leinster, so every game he’ll call two or three of the lineouts. Wherever Dev goes teams tend to stay away from because of his height, and he’s quick for a big man. His ball carrying is something for other second rows to aspire to, and he’s another set of eyes on the pitch for me.”Robbie Diack, who made ten tackles and stole two lineouts in Resistencia last weekend, is unlucky not to be included in this week’s 23, but he gives way to Rhys Ruddock who steps in at six alongside Chris Henry and Jamie Heaslip. The Leinster No 8 and Ireland vice-captain has only come off the bench twice for his country in 66 Tests, and said of the experience: “I found it tougher to prepare coming off the bench, because I’ve done it for Leinster a good few times and found it different but not hard, but on Saturday it was different and harder coming off the bench for Ireland.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Ireland XV to face Argentina: Rob Kearney; Andrew Trimble, Fergus McFadden, Darren Cave, Simon Zebo; Johnny Sexton, Eoin Reddan; Dave Kilcoyne, Rory Best, Mike Ross, Devin Toner, Paul O’Connell (capt), Rhys Ruddock, Chris Henry, Jamie Heaslip.Ireland reps: Rob Herring, James Cronin, Jack McGrath, Iain Henderson, Jordi Murphy, Conor Murray, Ian Madigan, Noel Reid.Click here to watch highlights from last week’s gamehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJsSm6-FUBUlast_img read more

Breaking: Orange County Sheriff’s Office needs your help

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Mama Miacenter_img Breaking News:Man wanted for questioning in kidnapping/sexual battery of minorFrom the Orange County Sheriff’s OfficeThe Orange County Sheriff’s Office Sex Crimes detectives need your help in identifying the man depicted in the composite above.  He is wanted for questioning in reference to the kidnapping and sexual battery of an 11-year-old female.The incident occurred on Monday at approximately 7:00 am in the area of Forest City Road and Riverside Park Road in Lockhart. The suspect is described as a black male, between the age of 25-30, approximately 6’02-6’04 in height; 180 pounds; low cut hair, brown eyes, clean cut with a medium size oval type scar on the left side of his face. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie, navy blue t-shirt, blue jeans and black sneakers.The suspect’s vehicle is described as a dark blue or purple four-door car, with dark tinted windows, unknown make, and model.If you have any information regarding this incident, please call Crimeline at 800-423-8477. 1 COMMENT Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom TAGSCrimelineOrange County Sheriff’s Office Previous articleApopka Weekly Arrest ReportNext articleHelp Apopka letter carriers stamp out hunger Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. May 9, 2017 at 8:56 pm That is despicable, and I hope they catch him, and put him in jail, where he needs to be!last_img read more

D&P Residence / Atelier Paralelo

first_img 2013 Year:  Save this picture!© Joana França+ 35 Share Photographs:  Joana FrançaLandscape:Verdesign paisagismoLighting:Atelier Paralelo Arquitetura e Construções LTDAStructure:Engº Igor VillasConstruction:Atelier Paralelo Arquitetura e Construções LTDAForeman:Elói NogueiraSite Area:1575 m²Suppliers:Vidros temperados – vidraçaria São Geraldo Cobogós – Pré-moldados Brasil; Impermeabilização cobertura – DF impermeabilizações; Marmoraria – Arte Mármores e Granitos; Forros – Geraldo Gessos e molduras; Luminárias – Líder iluminação; Pisos – Fábio – Pisos em Granitina; Pintura – Fernando – Serviços de Pintura; Calhas e rufos – Solmério Campos Lima; Serralheria – Claudionor Fernando do CoutoAuthor:Thiago de AndradeCollaborators:Arquiteto Andrea Denza, Arquiteta Larissa Lessa, estagiárias Alice Menezes e Natália CostaCity:BrasíliaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Joana FrançaRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Residential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade Panels in Fonsanta RestaurationDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & Windows”(…) One of the most distressing aspects of our time is the total destruction of people’s consciousness of everything that is connected to a conscious perception of the beautiful.” Andrei TarkowskiSave this picture!© Joana FrançaFor this young couple’s residence, the desire for a subtle confrontation with the site was the most expensive and chased aspect. This confrontation occurs in both directions, not only in one direction, but parallel to the lot, due to the diagonal slope of the topography. Thus arises the figure of a regulating square, which expanding to the perpendicular line at the front of the lot, arrives at an axis at the diagonal of the contours, slowly loosening the house from the ground, setting the intimate area on the ground floor and creating columns on the lower floor.Save this picture!© Joana FrançaThe difficult context of the sensitive landscape, appropriate for its occupation, was articulated from that virtual square that orients the home for the best sunlight and views, seeking to not set walls, but without different uses, scales of different spaces.Save this picture!Plan – GroundWe invert the logic of the sequence of succession of functions: social hall, living room, dining room, balcony, entertainment area; for an arrival on the axis that leads to the core of the house, the kitchen, in front of the balcony, the dining room to the right and the office to the left, integrating the collective life of the house as had been suggested by the owner, where he could see and be seen from the leisure and social areas.Save this picture!© Joana FrançaThus, the meaning is clear to the visitor and the everyday user, the house is open.Save this picture!© Joana FrançaStarting from the clients’ intelligent and open assumptions, we made an intimate area insinuated by changing high ceilings in almost every room and a rip that allows natural lighting and cross ventilation. This oblique tear articulates different functions that require natural lighting and ventilation, which is opposed to the necessary privacy and light control in bedrooms. Thus, it lights the couple’s closet, lights and ventilates the daughter’s suite and the office. Follows and passes through the covered balcony, and is the limit of the living room illuminating the dining room.Save this picture!© Joana FrançaIn this zigzag that turns the body of the house, we articulate a wooden deck that makes the transition from social functions to the leisure area, the ground, at the ground level, is now cut, now buried, working with embankments that end up in a swimming pool not yet built and then the small forest on an intermittent stream. It makes the boundary between the built and the natural assertive, with stone and concrete. So, standing on the ground, the subject can discern and contemplate the forest, or the grassland.Save this picture!© Joana FrançaTherefore, in these moments of intimacy, in the successive descents into the ground, and in the horizontal landscape and the vast plateau, in the small mountain front, the subject makes his spaces, deciding which scale to seek according to the mood.Save this picture!SectionsProject gallerySee allShow lessPies Descalzos School / Giancarlo MazzantiSelected ProjectsFoster + Romero Alliance Wins Competition to Design the Mexico City Airport ExpansionArchitecture News Share “COPY” Brazil ArchDaily Houses D&P Residence / Atelier ParaleloSave this projectSaveD&P Residence / Atelier Paralelo Photographscenter_img Architects: Atelier Paralelo Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects D&P Residence / Atelier Paralelo ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/542608/d-and-p-residence-atelier-paralelo Clipboard CopyHouses•Brasília, Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/542608/d-and-p-residence-atelier-paralelo Clipboard CopyAbout this officeAtelier ParaleloOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrasíliaJoana FrançaBrazilPublished on September 04, 2014Cite: “D&P Residence / Atelier Paralelo” [Residência D&P / Atelier Paralelo] 04 Sep 2014. 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Dormant accounts to yield millions for good causes

first_imgDormant accounts to yield millions for good causes Tagged with: Ireland  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Assembly permission has been sought to have Northern Ireland included in Westminster legislation aimed at releasing millions of pounds from inactive savings accounts. A similar scheme in the Irish Republic has realised over €100 million for a wide range of community and charitable activities.Speaking in support of the Legislative Consent Motion, Finance Minister, Peter Robinson MP, MLA said that the Dormant Bank & Building Society Accounts Bill is a commonsense measure which will release considerable funds back into society.As a result of discussions with the banking industry, a voluntary scheme has been designed which will allow funds from inactive accounts to be ploughed back into society. Northern Ireland will benefit alongside the other UK regions on a population share basis, the money becoming available in 2009.The Minister said that the amount of money involved is estimated at several hundred million pounds for the UK as a whole, with tens of millions of pounds accruing annually thereafter.Banks will be launching a comprehensive re-uniting exercise ahead of the scheme’s introduction to minimise the number of reclaims once the legislation has come into effect.A dormant account is one where there has been no customer-related activity for at least 15 years. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 6 December 2007 | Newslast_img read more

Fort Worth boxing club prepares for Golden Gloves

first_imgFacebook Twitter Linkedin Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Fort Worth Fire nationally ranked as Class-1 department Jacob Smith Fort Worth’s art scene gets a little bigger with the opening of the Art Room Jacob Smithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jacob-smith/ printIn north Fort Worth stands a small brick building running off of a portable generator with no noticeable markings on the outside except a faded sign reading, “JC’s Classic’s”.Cipriano Orozco, owner and operator of the gym, said it has been preparing amateur and professional boxers for the past 27 years.The gym struggles to continue keeping its doors open as attendance has decreased over the years.However, Orozco doesn’t seem to notice as he watched two of his fighters compete.Israel Perez, 13, has been boxing for three years, all at JC’s Classic’s, but this will be his first year competing for Golden Gloves.Perez began boxing with his father for fun. When asked what he loves about boxing, he simply said, “I get to punch people.”Another fighter at the gym is Cesar Ramirez, 26, who has been fighting for the same time, but at different gyms around Fort Worth.This will be Ramirez’s second time at Golden Gloves after making it to the semi-finals last year.Ramirez is confident in his fighting and feels this year he is more prepared.“I put a lot of time into this,” he said. “I’m going to win for sure.”The regional competition begins on Tuesday, Feb. 21 through Saturday, Feb. 25. Winners will compete in the state competition the following week. Fort Worth’s art scene gets a little bigger with the opening of the Art Room Previous articleFrogs ‘need’ to increase physicality after 84-71 loss to Iowa StateNext articleCelebrity Dish (Ep. 13 – Chance the Rapper, The Oscars and more) Jacob Smith RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook + posts Jacob Smithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jacob-smith/ ReddIt Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Jacob Smithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jacob-smith/ Linkedin Twitter ReddIt Friends, family join together to remember TCU student killed in boating accident Jacob Smithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jacob-smith/ Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

Newspaper editor held incommunicado in eastern Yemen

first_img United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF News Receive email alerts Organisation March 1, 2018 Newspaper editor held incommunicado in eastern Yemen Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions The editor of the pro-government newspaper 30 November, Kashmim was arrested by security officials on the orders of Hadramout’s governor on 21 February. Shortly before his arrest, he posted a Facebook status update in the form of an editorial that was very critical of the military operations that are being conducted to the west of Mukalla against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). The authorities are refusing to admit they are holding him, said Nabeel Al Osaidi, the co-president of the Yemeni Journalists’ Syndicate, which therefore regards him as “missing.” Voicing concern on Twitter, opposition journalist Saeed Thabit Saeed said he suspected Kashmim was being held by military intelligence and had been interrogated and tortured. “We are extremely concerned about Awad Kashmim and call for this journalist’s immediate release,” RSF said. “We remind Hadramout’s authorities that they are directly responsible for his fate and that it is flagrant violation of national and international law to hold a person incommunicado without any charge.” Abdel Wahab Nomran, a reporter for the Yemen al Youm daily newspaper, was detained arbitrarily in similar conditions last month in Ma’rib, a city 120 km east of the Houthi rebel-held capital, Sanaa. Nomran was arrested after covering a meeting of supporters of Ali Abdallah Saleh, the former president who was murdered in December. Government forces held him incommunicado for a week while denying that he was in their custody. After being freed, Nomran said he had been tortured. Human rights violations by the Yemeni government’s military and militias are often blamed on the United Arab Emirates, which is backing the government as part of the Saudi-led Arab coalition that has been intervening in Yemen’s civil war on the government’s side since 2015. Yemen is ranked 166th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. News February 11, 2021 Find out more February 26, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Yemen YemenMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Imprisoned center_img YemenMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Imprisoned January 6, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of Awad Kashmim, a newspaper editor who was arrested illegally a week ago in Mukalla, the capital of the eastern province of Hadramout, and has been held incommunicado ever since. Help by sharing this information News News AFP to go further Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months RSF_en last_img read more

Pasadena Public Library Closes for Staff Development Day

first_img Business News Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Community News Top of the News All Pasadena Public Library sites will close for Staff Development Day, Thursday, May 8. They will reopen and resume their regular schedule on Friday, May 9.For more information, contact Catherine Hany, [email protected] or (626) 744-4207. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  latest #1 Pasadena Public Library Closes for Staff Development Day On May 8, 2014 Published on Friday, May 2, 2014 | 11:01 am faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Signs That Your Ex May Still Want You BackHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Donegal road safety campaigner hits out at short sentence for woman’s death

first_img WhatsApp Google+ By News Highland – October 20, 2011 Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Donegal road safety campaigner hits out at short sentence for woman’s death Google+center_img Pinterest Facebook A leading Donegal road safety campaigner has hit out at the sentence handed down to a driver convicted of the death of a Fanad woman and her unborn child.29-year-old Publican, Kevin McArdle, from Carrickmacross was given a four-prison sentence with the final year suspended after pleading guilty to dangerous driving causing the death of Roisin Connolly, a Dublin based teacher, originally from Donegal.The two passengers who were travelling along with Kevin McArdle also died.A Court heard this week that McArdle had drunk nine pints of beer and five glasses of brandy before the crash and was three and a half times above the limit.Mary Clinton, of road safety group, A-Ceart, said she was disgusted by yesterdays verdict…[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/mc1pm.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Previous articleDerry GP cleared of carrying out sexually motivated examinationNext articlePublic to pay huge bill for government’s failed appeal against Pearse Doherty News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Sushant Singh Rajput Suicide: SC Refuses To Stay Investigation Against Rhea Chakraborty; Says ‘Allegations Are Serious’

first_imgTop StoriesSushant Singh Rajput Suicide: SC Refuses To Stay Investigation Against Rhea Chakraborty; Says ‘Allegations Are Serious’ Sanya Talwar5 Aug 2020 1:07 AMShare This – xThe Centre informed the Supreme Court on Wednesday that it has accepted the Bihar Government’s recommendation for a CBI probe into the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case.A bench of Justice Hrishikesh Roy refused to grant a stay in the Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty’s plea seeking transfer of an FIR filed against her from Patna to Mumbai and the stay on the investigation…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 Centre informed the Supreme Court on Wednesday that it has accepted the Bihar Government’s recommendation for a CBI probe into the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case.A bench of Justice Hrishikesh Roy refused to grant a stay in the Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty’s plea seeking transfer of an FIR filed against her from Patna to Mumbai and the stay on the investigation by the Bihar police on the allegations of Sushant Singh Rajput’s father that she abetted suicide of his actor son. The bench granted 3 days to all parties to file reply and sought an update from State of Maharashtra on the Investigation done by Mumbai Police.The bench added,”Serious allegations have been levelled against Petitioner. She has applied for transfer of proceedings from Patna to Mumbai. Bihar has entrusted it to CBI. SG Mehta submits that Centre has accepted CBI probe request. Rajput was a talented artist who passed away under unusual circumstances. Now whether there is criminality involved needs to be investigated…now everyone has an opinion about high profile cases but we will proceed as per law.” Senior Advocate Shyam Divan appeared for Rhea Chakraborthy and submitted that an Application under S. 406 had been filed as they sought to transfer the FIR registered in Bihar, along with protection against coercive actions against Petitioner.Sr. Adv. Vikas Singh, appearing for the family of Sushant Singh, opposed the plea for stay of the investigation by saying :”As per S. 174 of CrPC, only Bihar Police has the authority to investigate here, and not Mumbai as no cognisance cases have been registered in Maharashtra. How is it that the entire Bollywood film industry is being called for questioning by the Mumbai, but the person who lowered body from ceiling has been allowed to go to Hyderabad ?”The bench also criticised the Mumbai Police for putting Bihar police officer in quarantine, saying “it did not send the right signal”.Rhea has averred in her plea that the FIR in Patna filed by the Late Actor’s father alleging abetment to suicide charges against Chakraborty is act of “connivance” between the State of Bihar and the father.In her plea, Chakraborty has also sought stay on the probe by Bihar Police on the FIR lodged by Rajput’s father till disposal of her plea in top court on all proceedings from the jurisdiction of the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Patna Sadar to the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Bandra, Mumbai.The Bollywood actress has alleged that Rajput and she were in a live-in relationship till June 8 after which she left his home to shift to her own residence in Mumbai. She has also claimed that the Late actor was suffering from depression.”Deceased was suffering from depression from some time and was also on anti-depressants and he committed suicide on the morning of June 14 at his Bandra residence by hanging himself.” – Excerpt of PleaRajput, aged 34, was found hanging from the ceiling of his apartment in suburban Bandra in Mumbai on June 14 and since then the Mumbai police has been probing the case keeping in mind various angles.The move of Rhea to rush to the top court assumes significance in view of the fact that a four-member probe team of Bihar police is already in Mumbai and may seek to interrogate the actress as the FIR lodged at Patna by Rajput’s father, K K Singh, contained allegations of severe criminal offences such as abetment of suicide and criminal breach of trust under the IPC.The move came, four days after Rajput’s father K K Singh lodged an FIR at Rajiv Nagar police station in Patna against Chakraborty and six others, including her family members, accusing them of abetting the actor’s suicide.On July 25, Rajput’s father had lodged a complaint at the Rajeev Nagar Police Station in Patna against Chakraborty and five others. On the same day, the police lodged an FIR for an investigation into offences allegedly committed under Sections 341, 342, 380, 406, 420, 306, 506, and 120(B) of the Indian Penal Code.In her plea, Chakraborty has also sought stay on probe by Bihar Police on the FIR lodged by Rajput’s father till disposal of her plea in top court, Maneshinde said.The move came, four days after Rajput’s father K K Singh lodged an FIR at Rajiv Nagar police station in Patna against Chakraborty and six others, including her family members, accusing them of abetting the actor’s suicide.The case, in which Mumbai police has been busy quizzing Bollywood’s big producers and directors like Mahesh Bhatt, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Aditya Chopra and others to know the reasons behind the untimely demise of the 34-year-old actor, suddenly took a new turn with Rajput’s father lodging the FIR against his rumoured actor girlfriend Rhea and six other.Rhea Chakraborty had also recorded her statement with the Mumbai police.Singh, on July 25, lodged the FIR under various sections of IPC including 306 (abetment of suicide), 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), 342 (punishment for wrongful confinement), 380 (theft in dwelling house), 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust) and 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property).Several political leaders and film personalities have demanded a CBI probe into his death.Rajput’s suspected death by suicide has also triggered a debate on alleged nepotism and favouritism in the Hindi film industry.Several top production houses had allegedly boycotted the Patna-born actor, causing him distress and compelling him to end his lifeSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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Highlights Of Parliament: Monsoon Session 2020

first_imgTop StoriesHighlights Of Parliament: Monsoon Session 2020 Akshita Saxena2 Oct 2020 5:37 AMShare This – xThe Monsoon Session of the Parliament concluded on September 23, 2020 after both the houses adjourned sine die, a week ahead of their schedule, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The session began on September 14, 2020 and was scheduled to end on October 1, 2020. However, it was cut short as several MPs tested Covid positive. During the session, both Houses made arrangements for MPs to…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 Monsoon Session of the Parliament concluded on September 23, 2020 after both the houses adjourned sine die, a week ahead of their schedule, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The session began on September 14, 2020 and was scheduled to end on October 1, 2020. However, it was cut short as several MPs tested Covid positive. During the session, both Houses made arrangements for MPs to ensure physical distancing protocols, and the Parliament functioned in two parts with one House sitting in the morning and the other sitting in the afternoon. A total of 25 Bills were cleared by the Parliament, including 11 bills to replace the ordinances promulgated between April and June, this year. Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Prahlad Joshi said that the productivity of Lok Sabha was approximately 167% and that of Rajya Sabha was approximately 100.47%. Also Read: Farmers’ Bills Chaos : Rajya Sabha Suspends 8 Opposition MPs The highlights of key legislative actions during the Monsoon session are given below: Farmers’ Bills 1. Ac to provide for Contract Farming The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 provides a national structure for contract farming via agreement between a farmer and a buyer before the production of farm produce. It protects and empowers farmers to engage with agri-business, at a mutually agreed remunerative price framework, in a fair and transparent manner. The Act establishes a Registration Authority to provide for e-registry and for registration of farming agreements. It also provides for conciliation and dispute settlement mechanism for settlement of disputes under the farming agreement. The Act received Presidential assent on 24th September 2020. It was passed by the Lok Sabha on 17th September, 2020 and by the Rajya Sabha on 20th September 2020. Click Here to read salient features of the legislation and Parliamentary debate on it. Also Read: Explained: The 3 Farmers Bills And The Controversies Surrounding Them 2. Act to enable free-market trade of farm produce The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020 permits sale and purchase of farmers’ produce at remunerative prices through ‘competitive alternative trading channels’ to promote efficient, transparent and barrier-free “inter-State” and “intra-State” trade of farmers’ produce outside physical premises of markets notified under various State legislations. In simple terms, the Act permits the sale of agricultural produces outside the markets (mandis) regulated by the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committees (APMCs), constituted by different state legislations. It also permits electronic trading of scheduled farmers’ produce in the specified trade area. The Act received Presidential assent on 24th September 2020. It was passed by the Lok Sabha on 17th September, 2020 and by the Rajya Sabha on 20th September 2020. Click Here to read salient features of the legislation and Parliamentary debate on it. To Read a Critical Comment on the Farmers’ Bills, Click Here. 3. Act to remove Stock Limit on Agricultural Produce The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020 was passed by the Parliament 22nd September, 2020, to empower the central government to designate certain commodities such as food items, fertilizers, etc. as essential commodities and regulate its production, supply, distribution, trade, and commerce, for securing their ‘equitable distribution’ and ‘availability at fair prices’. The Act provides that the Central Government may regulate the supply of certain food items including cereals, pulses, potatoes, onions, edible oilseeds, and oils. This power can be exercised only under “extraordinary circumstances” like (i) war, (ii) famine, (iii) extraordinary price rise and (iv) natural calamity of grave nature. The Act was signed by the President on September 24, 2020. Click Here to read salient features of the legislation and Parliamentary debate on it. To Read a Critical Comment on the Farmers’ Bills, Click Here. Labour Codes The three labour codes passed by the Parliament during this session are part of the four codes that consolidate 29 central labour laws. In 2019, the Code on Wages was passed. These three Bills relax labour laws to ease operational requirements for the Industries while introducing social security for all workers, including inter-state migrants and unorganized workers. They were notified by the Central Government on September 29, 2020. 1. Occupational Safety, Health & Working Conditions Code, 2020 The Code repeals as many as 13 central labour laws and empowers the state government to exempt any new factory from the provisions of the new Code, in order to create more economic activity and employment. The government has allowed a single licence for staffing firms to hire workers on contract across different locations, replacing the earlier system of multiple licences. The Code defines an establishment as a place where any hazardous activity is carried out regardless of the number of workers. In case of factories however, the minimum threshold of 10 (where manufacturing process is carried out using power) and 40 workers (where it is carried out without using power) has been increased to 20 and 40 respectively. Further, women shall be entitled to be employed in all establishments for all types of work (earlier they were precluded from being employed in dangerous operations). It also mandates the Government to mandate the data on inter-state migrant workers and lists certain benefits for them. The legislation was passed in the Lok Sabha on 22nd September 2020 and in the Rajya Sabha on 23rd September 2020. Click Here to read salient features. 2. Industrial Relations Code, 2020 The Code amalgamates and combines three major laws governing employee-employer relationship, after making some key amendments to the provisions. It consolidates the following central enactments and repeals them: (i) Trade Unions Act, 1926; (ii) Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1947, and (iii) Industrial Disputes Act, 1947. It expands the definition of ‘industrial dispute’ to include dispute arising out of discharge, dismissal, retrenchment or termination of workers. It also expands the definitions of strike, workers and employers. Further: (i) Threshold workers-limit for framing Standing Orders increased; (ii) Notice period for strike made applicable to all establishments; (iii) Notice period for lock-out made applicable to all establishments; (iv) Threshold employee-limit for prior government permission for retrenchment, lay-off, closure increased; (v) Reference system for disputes abolished; (vi) Voluntary reference to Arbitration allowed. The legislation was passed by the Lok Sabha on 22 September, 2020 and by the Rajya Sabha on 23 September 2020. Click Here to read salient features. Also Read: New Labour Laws Explained (Part 1): Industrial Relations Code 2020 3. Code on Social Security, 2020 The Code subsumes and rationalises 9 central labour laws and empowers the central government to set up funds for unorganised workers, gig workers and platform workers. It mandates that the Central Government should frame a scheme for the welfare of these classes of employees in relation to (i) life and disability cover; (ii) health and maternity benefits; (iii) old age protection; (iv) education; and (v) any other benefit as may be determined by the Central Government (Chapter IX). Also, the State Governments are mandated to frame scheme for these employees in relation to (i) provident fund; (ii) employment injury benefit; (iii) housing; (iv) educational schemes for children; (v) skill upgradation of workers; (vi) funeral assistance; and (vii) old age homes Every unorganised worker, gig worker or platform worker shall be required to be registered under the Code provided that the person has completed 16 years of age. Aadhaar number is mandatory for such registration. The legislation was passed by the Lok Sabha on 22 September, 2020 and by the Rajya Sabha on 23 September 2020. Also Read: New Labour Laws Explained (Part II) : The Code On Social Security 2020 Laws to enhance Ease of doing Business 1. Act to Decriminalize Minor Procedural Offences/ Technical Lapses Under Companies Act, 2013 The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was passed by the Lok Sabha on September 19, 2020 and by the Rajya Sabha on September 22, 2020, to decriminalize minor procedural or technical lapses under the Companies Act, 2013, into civil wrong, with an aim to enhance the ease of doing business in India. It proposes to amend 64 provisions of the Act to make overall 75 changes. Primarily, it empowers the Central Government to de-list certain classes of companies, in consultation with SEBI, primarily for listing of debt securities. It incorporates a new Chapter XXIA in the 2013 Act to govern Producer Companies (earlier governed by the 1956 Act) and set up new NCLAT Benches. The legislation was signed by the President on September 28, 2020. Click Here to read salient features of the legislation and Parliamentary debate on it. 2. Act to Permit Netting of Qualified Financial Contracts The Bilateral Netting of Qualified Financial Contracts Act, 2020 provides a legal framework to enable two counterparties in a bilateral financial contract to offset claims against each other to determine a single net payment obligation due from one counterparty to another in the event of default. Netting refers to determination of “net claim” after setting off all the claims/ obligations arising from mutual dealings between two parties to Qualified Financial Contracts (as notified by the relevant authorities which may be RBI, SEBI, IRDAI, etc.). The provisions of the Act shall apply to QFCs between two qualified financial market participants, where at least one party is an entity regulated by the specified authorities. The legislation was cleared by the Lok Sabha on September 20, 2020 and by the Rajya Sabha on September 23, 2020. It was signed by the President on September 28, 2020. Click Here to read salient features of the legislation. Laws to regulate Health Structure 1. Act to protect the Healthcare Personnel combatting Epidemic Diseases The Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Act, 2020 prohibits commission/ abetment of an act of violence against a healthcare service personnel or any damage/ loss caused to any property during an epidemic. Contravention of the provisions of the Act constitutes a cognizable and non-bailable offence, punishable with imprisonment between three months and five years, and a fine between Rs 50,000 and two lakh rupees. The Act also expands the powers of the Central Government to prevent the spread of such diseases by making provision for inspection of any vehicle, detention of travellers, etc. The legislation was passed by the Rajya Sabha on September 19, 2020and by the Lok Sabha on September 21, 2020. It was notified by the Central Government on September 29, 2020. Click Here to read salient features of the legislation and Parliamentary debate on it. 2. The National Commission for Homoeopathy Bill, 2019 The Bill seeks to repeal the Homoeopathy Central Council Act, 1973 and to set up a National Commission for Homoeopathy. It provides for a medical education system that improves access to quality and affordable medical education, ensures availability of adequate and high-quality Homoeopathy medical professionals in all parts of the country. The bill focuses on promoting universal healthcare that encourages community health perspective and makes services of Homoeopathy medical professionals accessible to all the citizens. Its objective is to provide periodic and transparent assessment of medical institutions and facilitates maintenance of a Homoeopathy medical register for India and enforces high ethical standards in all aspects of medical services. The Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha during this year’s Budget Session on March 19, 2020 and by the Lok Sabha on 14th September 2020. Click Here to read salient features. 3. National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Bill, 2019 The Bill seeks to repeal the Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970, and set up a National Commission to regulate the education and practice of Indian systems of Medicine. It provides for a medical education system that improves access to medical education, ensuring availability of medical professionals of Indian System of Medicine in all parts of the country. The Bill encourages medical professionals to adopt the latest medical research in their work and to contribute to research. It enforces high ethical standards in all aspects of medical services. It was passed in the Rajya Sabha during this year’s Budget Session on March 19, 2020 and by the Lok Sabha on 14th September 2020. Click Here to read salient features. 4. Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Act, 2020 The Act amends the Homoeopathy Central Council Act, 1973. The 1973 Act was amended in 2018 to provide for the supersession of the Central Council of Homoeopathy and it was required to be reconstituted within one year. This period was amended in 2019 to require the reconstitution of the Central Council in two years. In the interim period, the Central Government constituted a Board of Governors, to exercise the powers of the Central Council. The Act extends the tenure of Board of Governors for a period of one more year, with effect from April 24. The legislation was passed by the Parliament on September 21, 2020 and received Presidential assent on September 28, 2020. Click Here to read salient features and parliamentary debate. 5. Indian Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Act, 2020 The Act provides that the Central Council of Indian Medicine will stand superseded from April 24, 2020 by a Board of Governors appointed by the Central Government, which will exercise the powers of the Central Council for a period of one year. The Council was first superseded in the year 2018, for a period of one year. This period was extended for another year in 2019 and the present Act extends the tenure of the Board for one more year, to reconstitute the Council. The legislation was passed by the Parliament on September 21, 2020 and received Presidential assent on September 28, 2020. Click Here to read salient features and parliamentary debate. Covid-19 related Legislations 1. Salaries and Allowances of Ministers (Amendment) Bill, 2020 This Bill seeks to amend the Salaries and Allowances of Ministers Act, 1952 and reduce the salaries and sumptuary allowances of Ministers by 30% for a period of one year (starting from April 1, 2020), to supplement the financial resources of the centre to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. It was passed by the Rajya Sabha on September 18, 2020 and by the Lok Sabha on September 21, 2020. Click Here to read salient features and parliamentary debate. 2. Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament (Amendment) Bill, 2020 The Bill seeks to reduce the salaries of Members of Parliament by 30% for one year, to supplement the financial resources of the centre to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. It also proposes to amend certain Rules under the Members of Parliament Act, 1954 to reduce allowances for constituency and office expenses. It was passed by the Rajya Sabha on September 18, 2020 and by the Lok Sabha on September 15, 2020. Click Here to read salient features and parliamentary debate. 3. Bill to temporarily suspend initiation Of Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process under IBC The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2020 restricts initiation of CIRP, voluntary or by the creditors, for defaults that arose during the six months from March 25, 2020. This period may however be extended by the Central Government to one year, through notification. The Bill also prohibits the Resolution Professional from filing an application before the NCLT to contribute personal assets of the director or a partner of the corporate debtor to the company assets. It was passed by the Rajya Sabha on September 19, 2020 and by the Lok Sabha on 21st September 2020. Click Here to read salient features and parliamentary debate. 4. Legislation to relax Tax Filings The Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain Provisions) Act, 2020 empowers the Government to extend time limits for compliance or completion of: · Issuing notices and notifications, completing proceedings, and passing orders by authorities and tribunals · Filing of appeals, replies, and applications, and furnishing documents · Making any investment or payment for claiming certain deductions or allowances under the IT Act. To this end, it amends as many as eight legislations viz. the Wealth-tax Act, 1957, Income Tax Act, 1961 (IT Act), Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988, three Finance Acts, the Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015, and the Direct Tax Vivad se Vishwas Act, 2020. The legislation was passed in the Lok Sabha September 19, 2020 and was returned by the Rajya Sabha on September 22, 2020 Click Here to read salient features and parliamentary debate. Laws to regulate Education Sector 1. The Rashtriya Raksha University Act, 2020 The Act seeks to establish the Raksha Shakti University, Gujarat (established under the Raksha Shakti University Act, 2009) as a University called the Rashtriya Raksha University in Gujarat. It shall have the status of an institution of national importance. It was passed by the Parliament on September 22, 2020 and notified by the Central Government on September 28, 2020. To Read more about the Act, Click Here. 2. The Indian Institutes of Information Technology Laws (Amendment) Act, 2020 The Act amends Indian Institutes of Information Technology Act, 2014 and the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Public-Private Partnership) Act, 2017. It five Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) set up under Public Private Partnership mode in Surat, Bhopal, Bhagalpur, Agartala, and Raichur, set up under the Public Private Partnership mode, as institutions of national importance. Up till now, these institutes were registered as Societies under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and did not have the power to grant degrees or diplomas. However now, the five institutes shall have the power to grant degrees. It was cleared by the Parliament on September 22, 2020 and notified by the Central Government on September 28, 2020. Click Here to read more. 3. The National Forensic Sciences University Act, 2020 The Act merges the Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar and the Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Sciences, New Delhi, and form an institute of national importance. The newly formed University will be known as the National Forensic Sciences University, with its campuses both in Delhi and Gujarat. It was passed by the Parliament on September 22, 2020 and notified by the Central Government on September 28, 2020. To Read more about the Act, Click Here. 4. The Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill, 2020 The Bill seeks to merge three Ayurveda institutes, namely: · Institute of Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Jamnagar; · Shree Gulabkunverba Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Jamnagar; and · Indian Institute of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jamnagar; into one institution of National Importance. The proposed Institute that will go by the name Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, will be situated in the campus of Gujarat Ayurveda University, Jamnagar. It was passed by the Lok Sabha on March 19, 2020, during this year’s Budget Session and by the Rajya Sabha on 16th September 2020. Click Here to salient features and parliamentary debate. Miscellaneous 1. Act To Regulate Funds Received As Foreign Contributions The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2020 streamlines the provisions of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 by strengthening the compliance mechanism, enhancing transparency and accountability in the receipt and utilisation of foreign contribution. It regulates the acceptance and utilisation of foreign contributions by individuals, associations and companies and prohibits public servants from accepting any foreign contributions. This is in addition to the bar placed on election candidates, editor or publisher of a newspaper, judges, government servants, members of any legislature, and political parties, among others. Sub-granting of foreign funds has been prohibited. The legislation was passed in Lok Sabha on 21 September, 2020 and by Rajya Sabha on 23 September, 2020. Click Here to read salient features and parliamentary debate. Also Read: Explained : Changes Brought To Foreign Contributions Regulation Act 2. The Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020. The Act aims to protect the interest of the depositors and regulate functioning of Cooperative Banks by bringing them under regulatory framework of Reserve Bank of India. The law does not apply to: primary agricultural credit societies co-operative societies whose principal business is long term financing for agricultural development. The legislation was passed by the Parliament on 22nd September 2020 and was notified by the Central Government on September 29, 2020. To read further about its salient features and parliamentary debate, Click Here. 3. The Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020 The Bill aims to bring the Aircraft Act, 1934 in line with the internationally accepted standards, procedures and practices as laid down by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). It was cleared by the Lok Sabha on March 17, 2020 during this year’s budget session and by the Rajya Sabha on September 15, 2020. It converts the three existing regulatory bodies under the Civil Aviation Ministry- the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) and Aircraft Accidents Investigation Bureau (AAIB) into statutory bodies. Click Here to read more. 4. Jammu and Kashmir Official Languages Act, 2020 This legislation was passed by the Parliament on 23rd September 2020 and it came into force on September 29, 2020. It notifies Kashmiri, Dogri and Hindi in the list of official languages in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, in addition to the existing Urdu and English. Click Here to read more.Inputs by Ayushi MishraSubscribe 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