News UpdatesRajasthan HC Dismisses PIL To Direct Centre To Make Public The Information Regarding Chinese Intrusion Into Indian Territory [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK20 Sep 2020 8:33 PMShare This – xThe Rajasthan High Court has dismissed a Public Interest Litigation seeking a direction to Central Government to place the true and relevant information concerning the intrusion of the Chinese Army into the Indian Territory in the public domain.Shantanu Pareek had approached the High Court with this plea.No such relief can be granted as prayed for, said the bench comprising the Chief…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 Rajasthan High Court has dismissed a Public Interest Litigation seeking a direction to Central Government to place the true and relevant information concerning the intrusion of the Chinese Army into the Indian Territory in the public domain.Shantanu Pareek had approached the High Court with this plea.No such relief can be granted as prayed for, said the bench comprising the Chief Justice Indrajit Mahanty and Prakash Gupta. The bench also noted the statement made by the Union Minister before the Lok Sabha on 15th September.Before the Parliament, the Union Minister stated that since April, Indian side had noticed a buildup of troops and armaments by the Chinese side in the border areas adjacent to Eastern Ladakh. In early May, the Chinese side had taken action to hinder the normal, traditional patrolling pattern of our troops in the Galwan Valley area, which resulted in a face-off. “Given the growing friction along the LAC, the Senior Commanders of the two sides in a meeting on June 6 2020agreed on a process of disengagement that involved reciprocal actions. Both sides also agreed to respect and abide by the LAC and not undertake any activity to alter the status quo. However in violation of this the Chinese side created a violent face off on June 15th at Galwan. Our brave soldiers laid down their lives and also inflicted costs including casualties on the Chinese side.”, he added.”The conduct of our armed forces throughout these incidents shows that while they maintained “Sayyam” in the face of provocative actions, they also equally displayed “Shaurya” when required to protect the territorial integrity of India.I would like the House to join me in recognizing the courage and valour of our soldiers, who undergo immense hardship in the most difficult conditions to keep us all safe and secure.”,Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had stated.Click here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderNext Story
The names Schulze-Delitizsch, Raiffeisen, and Desjardin might not ring a bell for you, but they should. No, they aren’t name partners in a high-powered law firm. These three individuals disrupted the status quo and created the catalyst for you to be reading this article today.Here is a quick history for those who don’t recognize the names. Herman Schulze-Delitizsch, a young German lawyer, formed the first practical cooperative credit societies in 1846. By 1859, he had helped organize183 “people’s banks” with approximately 18,000 members.Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen, in his role as mayor of Fammersfeld, Germany, organized his first cooperative credit society in 1849 after becoming alarmed by the actions of unscrupulous lenders. By 1888, 425 credit unions were created in Germany, and the ideas shared in his book The Credit Union had spread across the Atlantic to North America.Alphonse Desjardin, a Canadian journalist, was an enthusiastic evangelist for credit unions in the late 1800s. He worked with a group of Catholic priests in Manchester, New Hampshire to create what is often considered to be the first U.S. credit union in 1909.Many others, of course, contributed to the growth and success of the credit union movement. Without these disruptors, however, you might not be part of an industry that serves over 112 million members with assets of over $1.4 trillion. The Power of Purpose to Drive ChangeYour world is more complex and uncertain than ever. Many traditional and community banks have improved their customer focus. Fintech operations are changing the entire definition of a financial institution. The subscription economy that brought us Netflix and Hulu is coming for autos and other items that currently require loans. Your very existence continues to be attacked by questioning your relevance in today’s world.Your ability to quickly change and adapt in pursuit of fulfilling your purpose is the difference between member insistence by your supporters and irrelevance.People and organizations change for basically two reasons: crisis pushes or opportunity pulls them to change.If your credit union is losing members and assets, the immediacy of the crisis is a powerful motivator to try different things. Unfortunately, that might be difficult since you are already running from behind. Catching up will require radical change and a considerable investment. The change you might be required to pursue is to stop going it alone through partnerships or merger. While that change would be painful, it isn’t necessarily bad if you are purpose driven. The credit union movement has always been about self-help self-governance, and self-responsibility. It is safe to assume that those early credit union leaders would focus more on fulfilling that vision than on how credit unions are operated.For those that are growing or at least sustaining themselves, it is all about refocusing on your purpose and changing to capture opportunities. Here are four areas on which to focus right now.1. Become obsessed by purpose as well as member satisfaction.Your current – and most active – members love you, and you want to keep it that way. That’s why continuous improvement of existing products, processes, and performance is a must. Unfortunately, focusing too much emphasis on keeping your current members satisfied might be preventing you from taking the bold steps necessary to appeal to a new generation that will resonate with your purpose if you meet them where they are.That’s where becoming obsessed with your purpose comes in. Focusing on new ways to demonstrate the true uniqueness of your credit union catches the attention of the next generation.This is a difficult balance with limited resources. You want to show your members and leadership that you are being responsible with their funds. Likewise, you must innovate to attract new members.Google operated for years with the 70 – 20 – 10 Rule. Seventy percent of their innovation and continuous improvement funds were focused on improving existing processes to keep their current customers happy. Twenty percent was devoted to adjacent improvement and innovation that had a high probability for acceptance and success. The final 10 percent was allocated for transformative innovation to open completely new opportunities.If you are fighting from behind, you might want to consider an allocation that is closer to 65-20-20. Regardless of your final formula, the opportunity to reinforce the credit union’s role as a disruptor lies in innovation that fulfills your purpose. 2. Scout the future.A few of you will remember the television show Wagon Train. For those who missed it, the show was about a … wait for it … wagon train crossing the country headed west. It is doubtful that show could be made today.Ward Bond starred as the wagon master whose job it was to keep the train moving forward. This was mostly mundane work of operations mixed with the human relations challenges that come from a group of people traveling together for long periods.There was, however, a special group that worked for the wagon train—the scouts.Every day the scouts rode out over the horizon to answer two questions: Where is the water that can sustain us? Where are the hostiles that could harm us?Your credit union needs scouts. It could be as simple devoting a set amount of time each week to scouting potential threats and opportunities. You could also create a group or groups responsible for this function as part of their jobs. A few of our past clients have developed cross-functional Scout Teams reporting to senior leadership for that purpose. The change that catches you off guard isn’t the one you can see. It is the one lurking out of sight over the horizon3. Hire, retain, and promote for Altitude.Hiring for aptitude – the candidate’s skill and experience – was conventional thinking for decades. Then companies such as Nucor Steel and Southwest Airlines pioneered the idea that you should hire for attitude and culture fit. The reality is that the companies hiring for attitude and fit still looked for people who are qualified to do the job. You don’t get to fly the airplane at Southwest Airlines simply because you can tell a funny joke. The combination of aptitude and attitude created a higher standard for hiring, retention, and promotion. It is now commonplace in world-class organizations, and it is no longer enough.The talent you need to flourish in the future also has altitude – the ability to grow to meet the needs of members and the workplace of the future.Talent with altitude has everything you are looking for today and more. They supplement their aptitude and attitude with competencies such as curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity that give them room to grow.Pursuing high-altitude employees can be frustrating. Supervisors and managers will have to work exceptionally hard to keep them engaged and funnel their energy toward keeping your operation relevant. The upside of channeling their discretionary energy and effort toward new ways to deliver your purpose is worth the effort. They are the profile of the member you want in the future.4. Enable collaboration.Much of what we call collaboration is really cooperation. The difference is important for your future success.Cooperation is working with someone toward a mutually recognized and beneficial result. The existing work of your credit union would be nearly impossible without people cooperating toward your common goal.Collaboration, on the other hand, is actively working with someone to create something new. It requires the active solicitation of diverse viewpoints, skill sets, and experience. Enabling collaboration requires leaders to create the space for discovery that feels messy. It fosters co-creation, and it forces the collision of ideas to solve problems that are not easily defined. Cooperation makes the work easier and more pleasant. Collaboration pushes us out of our comfort zone to create big ideas that could be revolutionary … or a failure. It is comfortable with the notion that you can’t wait for change to find you in today’s world. You must pursue it.Schulze-Delitizsch, Raiffeisen, and Desjardin would have loved the environment in which you credit unions find themselves today. They would, I suspect, be envious of all the tools at your disposal to connect people of similar interest to join forces and obtain better access to financial markets for personal and common benefit. It is time to reclaim that legacy as a disruptor as your credit union moves into the future. 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randy Pennington Randy Pennington is an award-winning author, speaker, and leading authority on helping organizations achieve positive results in a world of accelerating change. He is author of the award-winning books Make … Web: www.armstrongspeakers.com Details
”Our focus in Keystone Bank is to empower indigent women through training, education and other forms of learning, to achieve sustainable job creation and income generation in line with the global sustainable development goals,â€ said Bamawo who also explained why the bank partnered organisers of the Okpekpe road race as the United Nations Organisation has set promotion of gender equality and empower women empowerment as one of its millennium development goals.â€œEmpowering grassroots and financially excluded women by giving them a voice necessitated the collaboration with the Organisers of Okpekpe road race to empower the women of Edo State and we are quite pleased with the results achieved in this first phase with 49 women trained and empowered to become business leaders. We look forward to replicating these initiatives across Nigeria,â€ she further said.Mike Itemuagbor, promoter of the race and chief executive officer of Pamodzi Sports Marketing, organiser of the historic race thanked Keystone Bank for using the platform provided by the first road race in West Africa to be granted a label status by the IAAF.â€œIAAF road race label events are races that the IAAF designates as one of the leading road races around the world and Okpekpe is the first to be so designated in West Africa. â€œWe are delighted with the support we enjoyed from Keystone Bank in terms of the women development programme it undertook in Okpekpe, providing them with the basic training they will need to conquer poverty and make them socially and economically relevant in the society,â€ said Itemuagbor.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Keystone Bank, one of the fastest growing full service commercial banks in Nigeria has expressed satisfaction with the women empowerment programme it undertook at the first ever IAAF silver label road race in West Africa, the Okpekpe International 10km Road Race which came to a historic climax penultimate Saturday in Okpekpe near Auchi in Edo State.All over the world the issue of women empowerment has continued to take the centre stage in development discuss and it is recognised that empowering women to participate fully in economic life across all sectors is essential to build stronger economies and improve the quality of life especially for women, men, families and communities.The bank’s Head of Corporate Social Responsibility/Sustainability, Izore Bamawo, is delighted the globally rated Okpekpe International 10km Road Race offered Keystone Bank a very visible platform to empower about 49 women during its week-long programme in Okpekpe.
President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick on Wednesday in Asaba presented the award of Football Friendly Governor of the Year to Governor Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa of Delta State.Governor Okowa won the award at the sixth edition of the Nigeria Pitch Awards held in Asaba on Saturday, but neither the Delta State number one citizen nor the NFF supremo were present at the occasion.Pinnick, also the 1st Vice President of the Confederation of African Football, was summoned to France as a result of some issues related to CAF, and left Asaba on the eve of the awards, which held at the Golden Tulip Hotel hours after the Nigeria/Zimbabwe pre-AFCON 2019 sendforth friendly at the Stephen Keshi Stadium. NFF 1st Vice President, Seyi Akinwunmi represented Pinnick at the event. “I am happy to present this award to Your Excellency, knowing that you are fully deserving of the gong going by what you have done for Nigerian Football in the past one year,” Pinnick said as he presented the award trophy and certificate to Governor Okowa.Governor Okowa and his administration have hosted several activities of the NFF in the past one year, including four matches of the Super Eagles (Vs Uganda in November 2018; Vs Seychelles in March 2019; Vs Egypt in March 2019 and; Vs Zimbabwe in June 2019); one match of the U23 National Team (Vs Libya in March 2019); the Annual General Assembly of the NFF in October 2018 and; a pre-Extraordinary General Assembly of the NFF in August 2018.The amiable governor has also handsomely rewarded players and officials of the Super Eagles on more than one occasion. His administration also sponsors several Clubs in the various Leagues in the country – a channel for youth empowerment.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Share Submit SportPesa will become the main shirt sponsor for Everton FC in a five-year deal described as the biggest commercial partnership in the club’s 140-year history.Starting on 1 June, the new partnership is at the heart of an ongoing global expansion for SportPesa, which includes its recent investment in a new European HQ on Liverpool’s waterfront, after the city beat off competition from the likes of London, Manchester and Madrid.This investment in Everton FC and the city of Liverpool exemplifies SportPesa’s commitment to the Liverpool region and will see the creation of more than 70 jobs.Robert Elstone, Everton Chief Executive Officer, said: “We’re pleased to have secured the biggest commercial partnership deal in the club’s history with an ambitious and growing global company. From the outset, we have been impressed by SportPesa and the company’s plans. Over the coming months and years, we will be working closely to realise our ambitions together.“SportPesa are committed to significant investment, not only in Everton through this partnership, but also in the city as they open up a new European headquarters that creates new jobs in Liverpool. The Liverpool office will give SportPesa the chance to engage with supporters through several fan activities and we look forward to an exciting partnership together.”Since the company’s inception in 2014, Nairobi-based SportPesa has become a significant player in the sponsorship space. The title sponsor of Kenya’s top-tier football competition, SportPesa has been praised for reinvesting money into grassroots sports in the country. Earlier this month, the company also signed a three-year deal to become African sports betting partner for La Liga.Ivo Bozukov, SportPesa Director of Global Strategy, said: “This is a proud and monumental day in the history of our organisation. Everton Football Club is a world-renowned sporting institution and a club of proud tradition and rich history. We are thrilled to have secured an alignment with Everton, a club weaved prominently throughout the tapestry of world football.”Shaun Simmonds, SportPesa’s UK Marketing Manager, added: “A huge factor in our decision to form this partnership with Everton was the club’s passionate and committed fans. The club already does a fantastic job of making Everton accessible for its fans, and we look forward to amplifying this globally.“The club has an exciting future with a new stadium on the horizon, a young and dynamic playing squad and a history for producing great talent through their famed Academy – for us, there couldn’t be a better time to be investing in Everton Football Club and the city of Liverpool. Together, I’m certain that we’ll achieve great things.” BtoBet refines African SMS payment options with Tola Mobile August 20, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Top 50 clubs suffer €751m decline in brand value July 31, 2020 Betfred debuts new rockabilly TV campaign promoting ‘Nifty Fifty’ live draws July 31, 2020 Share
MASON CITY — A powerful spring storm system raking the Midwest left thousands without power in north-central Iowa and damaged some homes and businesses.Nearly 19,000 Alliant Energy customers were without power by midday Thursday in the area, including the communities in and around Britt, Garner, Forest City, Mason City and Northwood. Over 1000 customers are still without power this morning according to Alliant’s website, with the areas of Kensett, Joice, Leland and Thompson showing all but a few customers are without service.Heavy rain, hail and high winds gusting to 60 mph pummeled the area Wednesday night into Thursday.Interstate 35 northbound near Latimer and Hanlontown was closed for a time Thursday morning after winds blew semitrailers over. The canopy of the Casey’s General Store in Lake Mills was blown over by the strong winds. (The Associated Press contributed to this report)
By John BurtonRED BANK – Work on the long-delayed and ambitious West Side Lofts project is about to begin.While the borough’s construction office said no demolition permit has been issued, Steven Varneckas, president of Woodmont Properties, Fairfield, a principal in the project, said construction would begin very shortly. Demolition of the existing structures at the 1.8-acre site on Bridge Avenue at West Front Street is imminent, he said.Woodmont CEO Eric Witmondt agreed.Demolition will occur during the next few weeks at the site, recently surrounded by a chain-link fence. Other preparatory work will happen over the winter. Construction on what Witmondt predicts will be a $35 million to $40 million project should begin in earnest next spring.The project “continues the revitalization of the west side,” Witmondt said. The West Side Lofts development will create a “connectivity for the west side to Broad Street,” the hub of the borough’s east side downtown business district.An artist’s illustrative rendering of the West Side Lofts project.The West Side Lofts project is a mixed-use development, which will include 92 rental apartments, mostly one- and two-bedroom units, with three artist living/work spaces. The residents will have access to a clubroom, a rooftop lounge with both interior and exterior spots, and on-site management.Along with the residential component, plans call for 11,353 square feet on the first floor for retail space. Triumph Brewing Company, a brewpub with locations in Princeton and New Hope and Philadelphia, Pa., is planning to occupy space in the building, using 10,510 square feet. According to information in the project’s file at the borough’s planning and zoning office, the brewpub will seat about 180 patrons.In 2002, Triumph had planned to open its facility at the former Anderson Moving and Storage Company warehouse, a long-vacant and deteriorating brick building at the western end of Monmouth Street, about a block from this location. Triumph eventually abandoned its plans for that site.The West Side Lofts project will have an 85,568-square-foot vertical parking garage, containing 221 stalls.During the next couple of weeks workers will begin razing the buildings on the site, including the former Blaisdell Lumber, the Monmouth Antique Shoppes and storage structures. The garage, which will be in the rear of the property, is being constructed off-site and will be the first structure on the location, according to Witmondt.The project is a 50/50 joint partnership between Woodmont and Metrovation, which was responsible for The Grove shopping center, Shrewsbury, and the Brook 35 Plaza, Sea Girt. Metrovation will be responsible for leasing the retail property, while Woodmont will handle the construction end and the residential component, Witmondt said.Witmondt hinted there is a major national retailer that could be a tenant in the finished product – though he wouldn’t provide any other details at this time. “Antique, art dealers and other types of uses that are appropriate,” he said, will use the remainder of the space.One business that is staying put is Danny’s Grill and Wine Bar, which sits right in the middle of the location.“It’s basically the next stage of my life in this business here and in Red Bank,” said borough resident Danny Murphy Jr., who has owned the restaurant for 43 years.He sees the project as a definite win for the neighborhood and the borough. “I think with this addition, the upscale apartments, the brewpub, this side of town becomes a destination,” he said, given the other attractions such as the Two River Theater, the Galleria shopping and dining and office complex.Murphy believes coupling the borough’s offerings with those offered in Asbury Park, Long Branch and Monmouth Park racetrack, means the development will benefit the entire region. “Now it’s one giant destination,” he said.West Side Lofts has been a while getting off the ground. Initial planning began in 1998, Murphy said. The developers received approval from the borough zoning board in 2006. The project, however, was the subject of what was eventually an unsuccessful lawsuit in Superior Court, brought by an objector.The project languished with the economic downturn. The principals last year returned to the zoning board, winning approval to amend the project, scaling it back slightly and changing the residences from condominiums to rental units.It remains, Witmondt said, “a very cool building, with a great vibe,” given its design, and location, with easy access to local attractions and the NJ Transit commuter train station.Construction is expected to take about a year with completion, hopefully, during the first quarter of 2014, Witmondt said.
Working on the team’s top line with Proulx and Dyck, Garrett finished off his hat trick early in the third period with another rebound 50 seconds in and then a nice deflection two minutes later on the powerplay.Just over four minutes into the final period EWU’s Chase Wharton got the Eagles on the board when he scored a nice goal on the powerplay. Saints’ newcomer Alex Milligan closed out the scoring with a powerplay goal with five minutes remaining in the game.Garrett — who was returning from a rib injury that kept out of the first three games — was named the game’s first star.“I’m playing with two great linemates, it made it easy to come back from the injury,” Garrett said outside a jubilant Saints dressing room.“The coaches wanted to use me in front of the net and be a big body screening. I put that upon myself to try to be there and the goals came from me doing my simple jobs and listening to the coaches.”Another trademark of the Saints’ championship teams is defence, a trait that was on display Friday night.“We take pride in defending,” said Postmus.“We have a lot of vets on the backend and in those first three games we were not satisfied with our play, we weren’t tough enough. I think tonight we showed our toughness, we were hitting, everybody was blocking shots, the forwards were backchecking and we were taking that bit of extra time to make a good play up the ice.”With the first win now in the books, the Saints are confident they are back on track.“There wasn’t any panic, especially from the veteran group,” Garrett said of the slow start on the road.“We know this is a long season and just because you lose the first three games of the season, it doesn’t mean your season is over at all. A championship is won in the playoffs, it’s not won in the regular season. We want to seed ourselves high, but the playoffs are where it matters.”The Saints will travel to Langley on Friday to play Trinity Western University and return home to the Castlegar Recreation Complex on Saturday night for a rematch against EWU. The puck drops on Saturday at 7 p.m. A boisterous home crowd and pre-game banner raising ceremony fuelled the Selkirk College Saints to a convincing 5-1 victory over the Eastern Washington University Eagles on Friday night at the Castlegar Community Recreation Complex.Returning to the comforts of home ice after a rough regular season start that saw the Saints drop all three games on the road, the two-time defending BC Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champions got back on track.With a crowd of more than 500 in attendance, the Saints raised the 2013-14 BCIHL banner to the rafters of the Complex and then went to work at showing why they are a threat for a three-peat.“We had our best practices of the year in this last week, just going back to the basics and working hard,” said veteran defenceman Arie Postmus after the game.“Our first three games of the season were unacceptable and we lost our identity a bit, but I thought tonight with the ceremony at the start it helped show all the guys what we are here for and it got us going for the whole night.”Looking nothing like a team that entered the game in last place in the BCIHL standings, the Saints came out flying. Just over three minutes into the opening period, hulking forward Jackson Garrett pounced on a rebound and put it past EWU starter Austin Brihn.The Saints went onto dominate the first 20 minutes, but could only solve Brihn once. Saints starting goaltender James Prigione ensured the score stayed 1-0 just over midway into the period when he stopped EWU sniper Beau Walker on a breakaway.Four minutes into the second period, Saints captain Logan Proulx finished a nice passing play with linemate Darnell Dyck to give the home side a 2-0 advantage.Selkirk once again dominated the middle frame, but Brihn was solid in turning 15 away shots.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 3, 2016)–There is a massive two-day Pick Six carryover of $378,187 into Thursday at Santa Anita, and according to track officials, it’s expected Thursday’s total Pick Six pool will exceed $1.5 million.With a carryover of $80,409 fanning the pari-mutuel flames on Sunday, $557,396 in “new money” was bet into the Pick Six, creating a total pool of $935,583.Santa Anita will present an eight-race program on Thursday, with the Pick Six covering races three through eight. First post time is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates will open at 10:30 a.m.For additional racing information throughout the week, please visit santaanita.com, or call (626) 574-RACE. –30–
The ever-popular recreational Dungeness crab season is scheduled to open on time this year, and the season’s first crustaceans can be legally hauled from the salty waters of oceans and bays beginning Saturday morning. However, the California Department of Public Health could issue a health advisory on the sport season similar to the start of the 2016 season, when they recommended that sport fishermen remove the viscera, or guts, from the crab before cooking, since that’s where domoic acid …