first_img25th February 2019 | By contenteditor Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Sports betting The Virginia General Assembly has passed a bill that could legalise sports betting and allow land-based casinos to open in the state for the first time, with only Governor Ralph Northam left to sign the bill into law.The state’s Senate passed the bill by a vote of 30-10, while the House also voted to adopt the bill by 64-27. The House then agreed to a reconsideration, but the bill still went through by a vote of 64-33.Governor Northam must now sign off on the bill in order for it to come into law.Introduced by Democrat Senator Louise Lucas, Substitute Senate Bill 1126 would legalise casino gaming, but limit it to cities with an unemployment rate of at least 4%, a poverty rate of 20%, and which had experienced a population decline of at least 7% between 1990 and 2016.Tribal casinos would be permitted in cities with a population of at least 200,000, and in which 24% of all real estate is exempt from local property taxes. To open a casino, each local authority would need to hold a local referendum in order to gain approval from residents.Each city would receive one licence, via which the casino could offer table, dice and slot games, as well as sports betting via land-based means only. There are no concessions for online or mobile gaming in the bill.The Virginia Lottery Board would be responsible for regulating the market, with licensed casinos to pay tax at a rate of between 13% and 15% of gross revenue.Should Governor Northam sign off on the bill as expected, the Virginia Lottery would begin drafting its rules and regulations by January 1, 2020, and publish a completed list by June 30, 2020. The Lottery would begin issuing licences the following day.Image: Taber Andrew Bain Regions: US Virginia AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresscenter_img Casino & games The Virginia General Assembly has passed a bill that could legalise sports betting and allow land-based casinos to open in the state for the first time, with only Governor Ralph Northam left to sign the bill into law. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Virginia General Assembly clears sports betting billlast_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The closure of Nevada’s casinos from 17 March as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has resulted in gaming revenue falling 39.6% year-on-year, with the state’s sportsbooks hit especially hard.Total revenue fell to $618.1m, down from $1.02bn in March 2019, and bringing to an end a run of three consecutive months in which revenue has topped $1bn.The state’s sports betting market was hit especially hard, after the National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer suspended fixtures from 12 March, with the National Hockey League following a day later.The vertical saw handle drop 76.3% to $141.2m, of which $88.9m came from betting on mobile devices.While mobile contributed revenue of $3.8m, this was wiped out by losses of $5.3m on football, and while this was offset by a $5.9m contribution from basketball, total sports betting revenue plummeted 95.5% year-on-year.Read the full story on iGB North America. Regions: US Nevada The closure of Nevada’s casinos from 17 March as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has resulted in gaming revenue falling 39.6% year-on-year, with the state’s sportsbooks hit especially hard. Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Casino & games Tags: Mobile Covid-19 cuts into Nevada gaming revenue in March 29th April 2020 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

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first_imgNews December 17, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Community journalist murdered, motive still to be established News Help by sharing this information Reports ColombiaAmericas News RSF_en Follow the news on Colombia to go further Organisation center_img RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America ColombiaAmericas May 13, 2021 Find out more Harold Humberto Rivas Quevedo, the host of a community programme on local TV station CNC Buga and a sports commentator for two radio stations, Voces del Occidente and Radio Guadalajara de Buga, was shot dead last night in Buga, in the western department of Valle del Cauca.Aged 48, Rivas was gunned down in the funeral parlour that he also managed. A man in a helmet marched in and shot him five times. The killer then walked out and drove off on a motorcycle.“The murder motive has yet to be established but we urge the authorities not to rule out the possibility that it was linked to the victim’s work as a journalist,” Reporters Without Borders said. “In a country torn by an endless civil war, community journalists, who often work in the worst-hit areas, are in the front line. The political discussion programme Rivas hosted could have exposed him to reprisals.”In the programme “Comuna Libre” that he had been hosting on CNC Buga for the last eight months, Rivas invited community leaders and politicians to discuss local issues, which were sometimes quite controversial.His colleagues nonetheless insisted that they had never heard anyone threaten him. His family described him as a happy and very active man who had shown no sign of having any particular worries.Rivas was the third journalist to be killed this year in Colombia, which was ranked 126th out of 175 countries in the 2009 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. October 21, 2020 Find out more 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia April 27, 2021 Find out more Receive email alertslast_img read more

first_img 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. 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top Row L-R: John J. Kennedy, Adrienne Large, Victor Gordo, Krystal Lopez Padley, Andy Wilson, Phil Hosp. Bottom Row L-R: Bryan Witt, Kimberly Kenne, Michelle Richardson Bailey, Adrienne Ann Mullen, Elizabeth Pomeroy and Scott Phelps. Not in Photo: Aida Morales, Alejandro Mechaca, Anthony Miranda, Rita Miller, Jouslynn Griffin, Matthew Baron and Mozella Pope Caudle.[Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story reported the nomination period ends at 5:30 p.m.; that is not correct. The period in fact ends at 5:00 p.m. today.]The nomination period for candidates in the 2017 Pasadena City Council and Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education primary elections ends today at 5:00 p.m.19 locals, among them six incumbents, requested nominating documents – traditionally referred to as “pulling papers – from Pasadena City Clerk Mark Jomsky.So far, 12 candidates have official filed and qualified to be placed on the March, 2017 ballot.To qualify, candidates are required to present 25 qualified signatures from Pasadena voters in their respective districts.The current terms for Pasadena City Council Districts 3, 5 and 7 will expire in May 2017 and these seats will be open for the election, as well as the seats for Pasadena Board of Education sub-districts 1, 3, 5 and 7.Prepared Thursday evening, here is Pasadena Now’s roundup of candidates who have officially “pulled papers,” filed papers and been qualified.Candidates for City CouncilSeats Open/Terms: The terms for Pasadena City Council Districts 3, 5 and 7 will expire in May, 2017 and these seats will be open for election in the upcoming March 7, 2017 primary municipal election. The City of Pasadena is divided into seven Council districts, and each Councilmember is elected by the voters residing within a specific geographic Council district area. The terms for these Council seats are four years. There are no term limit provisions for serving on the City Council.District 3 John J. Kennedy:Incumbent John Kennedy filed his paperwork on November 28 and was qualified on the same day.“It’s been a wonderful three and a half years serving the residents of District 3 and of Pasadena, and I’m looking forward to building on the progress we’ve made in making the City of Pasadena and District 3 great places to be,” Kennedy said.John J. Kennedy has experience in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. His political involvement and extensive travels have provided him with knowledge and understanding of local, national and international government practices and procedures, according to his bio on the city website.Since January of 2015, Kennedy has worked for a family company, with responsibility in philanthropy, real estate, and business development.According to Kennedy’s bio on the city website, he served as the Senior Vice President of one of the oldest and most respected civil rights organizations in the United States.Prior to that position, Kennedy was Director of Special Projects for Southern California Edison (SCE) for seven years. He served in several capacities at SCE – including managing community investments of up to $1 million provided to various non-profit organizations.District 3 Adrienne Large:Adrienne Large pulled papers on November 16, but has not yet filed or been qualified.“As we welcome with open arms new transplants of people to our City of Pasadena, we must remain vigilant in caring for and nurturing our long?time Pasadena residents, many of whom have put their hearts, blood, sweat, and tears into building , improving, and loving Pasadena,” Adrienne Large said.Adrienne Large is a business executive with over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry and next?generation technology organizations.Large attended Hamilton Elementary where she benefited from the PUSD Gifted Program, Wilson Middle School, and John Muir High. She has served as CEO of LLI, Inc., an investment and real estate development firm, where she worked with the private and public sectors to develop innovative real estate developments and new financial instruments that created business value and achieved impactful results.Early in her career, she worked as a Project Manager for Universal Studios, Universal Creative, the think tank for Universal Studios Vivendi, and supported and/or managed the development of The Terminator 2:3D Attraction. She also conceived, designed, and constructed Gameworks Studio and the “To the Extreme” Store.At age 19, she said, she saved Universal more than $3.5 million on the Terminator 2:3D Attraction, by use of her programs and “skill in deal-making.”This resulted in Large being taken under the wings and groomed by the Director of Merchandising, allowing her to become the youngest Project Manager on the studio lot.Large went on to found a couple of local Pasadena businesses in the hair care industry and online retailers. She has also authored two books independently, “Protest,” and “The Real Cure for Cancer”.District 5 Victor Gordo:Incumbent Victor Gordo pulled papers on November 14 and was qualified on December 7.“I’m proud of the team of District 5 residents that I’ve had the privilege to work with and represent in our combined efforts to make Pasadena’s District Five and Pasadena in general a better place to live. We’ve successfully worked together to improve the quality of life in our district and in our city,” Gordo said recently.Victor Gordo began his direct service to the city of Pasadena in 1997, when then-Vice Mayor Bill Crowfoot appointed him as the field representative for District 5. Following Vice Mayor Crowfoot’s leaving city service, Gordo was elected to the Pasadena City Council in March 2001 and has represented District 5 ever since, being re-elected in 2005 and again in 2009. Gordo was also elected by his Council colleagues to serve as Pasadena’s Vice Mayor in 2009 and 2011.Gordo serves on the Council’s Finance Committee and as Chair of the Economic Development and Technology Committee of the City Council and was selected by the Pasadena City Council in 2009 to serve as its representative on the Rose Bowl Operating Company (RBOC) and in 2010 was elected by the RBOC Board of Directors to serve as its President/Chair and help lead the Stadium’s renovation efforts.“I intend to wage a vigorous campaign for re-election in order to continue the work that my neighbors and I have initiated,” said Gordo.District 5 Krystal Lopez Padley:Kryztal Lopez-Padley pulled papers on November 16, filed her paperwork and was qualified on December 5.“There have been some concerns that I have and my neighbors have that aren’t being addressed. Talking to neighbors and the community, many people asked me if I could be a voice for some of those concerns because, honestly, we can no longer wait,” Krystal Lopez-Padley said.A young mother and newcomer to politics, Lopez-Padley aims to become a voice for Pasadena District 5 residents when issues like public safety, infrastructure and education are being discussed in the City Council.The mother of three was raised in Orange County by immigrant parents from Mexico, and went to UCLA for her English degree. Her master’s in writing was acquired from an East Coast university. She moved to Pasadena when she married.She cites that as the inspiration that made her decide to run for the City Council. With the concerns her family and her neighbors experience, Lopez-Padley feels they can no longer stand aside and not be part of the solution.Lopez-Padley also stands firm in her belief that being a neophyte shouldn’t be a problem when the time comes for her to present her community’s concerns in public forums, including the City Council.“Because I haven’t held public office, or because I’m a woman, a person of color or a child of immigrants, or younger working class mother, I feel that these are no longer reasons to abstain from public service,” Lopez-Padley says. “I can represent the needs of our community in a way that some of those who have been there for so many years, so many decades, won’t be able to. I have that energy of coming in and that willingness to listen to all the residents.”District 5 Aida Morales:Aida Morales pulled papers on November 30, but has not yet filed or been qualified.A Guatemalan-American who has been living in Pasadena for over 50 years and serving with various community organizations for the past several years, Morales is challenging long-time incumbent Councilmember Victor Gordo.Morales says she has served in a number of community organizations and has been on at least two City commissions.“I’ve been a commissioner twice. I was a commissioner for the commission on the status of women, and of the northwest commission,” Morales said. “I was also elected as district bilingual advisory chairperson for the Pasadena Unified School District; I represented the bilingual parents in the district.”Morales was also a member of the Parents in Community Action, Justice in Action Coalition, Affordable Housing Action Committee, and the Guatemalan Heritage Organization. She holds a BA degree from the California State University in Los Angeles.Morales said she would help find simple solutions to the homeless problem in Pasadena, and would be willing to help address the immigration issue.District 7 Andy Wilson:Incumbent Andy Wilson pulled papers on November 14 and was qualified on December 6.“I’ve been encouraged to run by many friends, neighbors and city leaders whom I respect. Serving the residents of District 7 is an honor,” said Wilson.Wilson was appointed by the City Council in 2015 to fill the seat left vacant by the election of Mayor Terry Tornek. He is the co-founder and CEO of Rexter, a venture-backed software start-up and is also the co-founder and co-chairman of Innovate Pasadena, an organization dedicated to advancing technology based companies in Pasadena.Wilson has extensive volunteer experience with the City of Pasadena including service on the Planning Commission, Design Commission, Urban Forestry Advisory Commission and the Pasadena Center Operating Committee. Wilson currently serves on the both the Municipal Services Committee and the Economic Development and Technology Committee of the City Council.Wilson indicated in a statement that his priorities for the next four years include protecting the varied neighborhoods, strengthen the city’s economy and help revitalize South Lake.“I enjoy the work and I would like to continue. So I’m asking the voters for a full term,” said Wilson. http://www.wilsonforcitycouncil.comDistrict 7 Phil Hosp:Phil Hops pulled papers on November 14 and was qualified on December 7.“My campaign is all about making sure that residents’ concerns and voices are being heard,” said Hosp.Phil Hosp moved with his family to Pasadena as a teenager twenty years ago and graduated from Loyola High School. After receiving a business degree from Boston University, he served four years as a Tank Officer in the U.S. Army, achieving the rank of Captain. Hosp served two tours in Iraq. He was awarded the Bronze Star.After serving in the military, Hosp obtained a law degree from Loyola Law School and became an active volunteer in a number of organizations, including the Los Angeles Big Brothers Program and Loyola Law School Veteran’s Justice Project. He is currently an attorney with an international law firm and his campaign website says he has been recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as a “Southern California Rising Star.”“Protecting the quality of life in our neighborhoods requires a city council representative that is reliable, steady and focused on controlling development, reducing crime and traffic, and enhancing home values and overall quality of life” said Phil Hosp. http://www.hospforcitycouncil.com/District 7: Bryan Witt:Bryan Witt pulled papers on November 16 and was qualified on December 8.“I thought it would be a great idea when I heard of this opening to start here at the most basic level of government and do everything I can to promote progressive ideals here in Pasadena,” Bryan Witt said.Witt’s grandparents were immigrants from Holland. The family first settled in Michigan and in 1921 moved to Pasadena where he was born. Witt served with the Marine Corps and was a South Pasadena Reserve police officer before he started working for Amtrak. He is now assigned at Amtrak’s maintenance facility at the Santa. Fe yards in downtown Los Angeles.As a public transportation advocate, Witt says Pasadena has to complete that last mile in the public transportation system in the City. With over 60,000 people commuting to and from Pasadena every day, the City has to strive to finish that last mile to encourage people to leave their cars at home. He also stressed that it would be a great service to students at Pasadena’s major institutions of learning to provide sufficient public transportation facilities.“We have these three major educational institutions here – Caltech, Fuller Seminary and PCC – and I think we could do a lot better with not only helping those folks but the rest of the community to get around, shop, come here and work, have dinner, go to the movies, and make it easy to do so using public transportation,” Witt said.His campaign website: https://bryanwitt.nationbuilder.com/District 7 Alejandro Mechaca:Alejandro Mechaca pulled papers on December 6, but has not yet filed or been qualified.Pasadena Now currently has no information on Mechaca.District 7 Anthony Miranda:Anthony Miranda pulled papers on December 6, but has not yet filed or been qualified.Pasadena Now currently has no information on him.Candidates for Pasadena Unified School District Board Of EducationSeats Open/Terms: The terms for Pasadena Board of Education, sub-districts 1, 3, 5 and 7 will expire in May 2017 and these seats will be open for election in the upcoming March 7, 2017 primary municipal election. The terms for Board of Education sub-districts 1, 3, 5 and 7 are four years. There are no term limit provisions for serving on the PUSD Board of Education.District 1 Kimberly Kenne:Incumbent Kimberly Kenne pulled papers on November 14 and was qualified on December 6.“It’s really about partnering with parents to support their students,” said Kimberly Kenne.Parent advocate Kim Kenne was elected to the Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education in 2011 and re-elected in 2013 to District 1. Kenne has been actively involved as a parent leader in the school site, district, and state levels since her children started kindergarten at Burbank Elementary.Kenne has served on school site councils every year, as president of Parent Teacher Associations (PTA), Chair of District Advisory Council (DAC), which supports school site governance councils, and as a founding member of the Parent Education Network (PEN), which works to build family engagement in local public schools.Kenne is a member of the Board of the Family Area Network (FAN), the statewide group that advises the California Department of Education on parent involvement. She has chaired the Altadena Education Focus Group, co-chaired the Education Committee of the Altadena Town Council, and is a member of the League of Women Voters, according to the PUSD website.“If we can get a continuous improvement and accountability system in place and make sure there’s enough transparency so the community can be a part of it as a partner with our families, I think that’s when we are going to see wonderful growth and a lot of opportunity,” said Kenne.District 1 Rita Miller:Rita Miller pulled papers on November 16. She filed her papers and was qualified on December 6.Pasadena Now currently has no information on her.District 1 Jouslynn Griffin:Jouslynn Griffin pulled papers on November 16, but has not yet filed or been qualified.Pasadena Now currently has no information on her.District 3 Michelle Richardson Bailey:Michelle Richardson-Bailey pulled papers on November 16. She filed her papers and was qualified on December 8.“I envision a community where the education of its children comes first,” said Michelle Richardson Bailey.Michelle Richardson Bailey said she believes in order for the Board of Education to be successful at effectively addressing the educational needs of every student, it is important, that it be comprised of members who represent diverse perspectives, reflective of the student population it serves.Richardson Bailey has been a classified educator for 20 years. Five of those years were in classified management. She is a 14-year employee of PUSD. She currently serves on the PUSD Customer Experience Advisory Group, the School Site Council at Blair school and the AD41 Education Advisory Committee. She founded the Superintendent’s Advisory Council, now the Classified Advisory Council, and served formerly on the PUSD LCAP Committee, representing classified employees and the PUSD AB 86 Committee (Adult Education Consortium Program) in support of Adult Education.Richardson Bailey grew up in Pasadena and is a product of PUSD. She has been married for 25 years and has three children who also attended PUSD schools and have since, gone on to college.“I am a forward thinker who puts children first,” Richardson Bailey said.District 3 Adrienne Ann Mullen:Incumbent Dr. Adrienne Ann Mullen pulled papers on November 17 and was qualified on December 8.In September incumbent School Board Member Dr. Mullen, District 3’s representative said she would run to hold the seat to which she was appointed.“I intend to run a campaign that is based on educational issues and puts student success first,” Dr. Mullen said. “I believe the district is on the right pathway with long-term planning to move it forward.”Dr. Mullen has been a professional educator for almost 30 years working in both private and public schools at the high school level and in two-year and four-year educational institutions.She has a Doctorate in Education from UCLA in Educational Leadership, a Masters in Counseling and Student Development and a Bachelors in Early Childhood Special Education. For the last 14 years, Dr. Mullen has worked for the Los Angeles Community College District.Dr. Mullen has lived in Northwest Pasadena for 18 years. She has two children that currently attend PUSD schools and another two who recently graduated from PUSD schools.District 5 Elizabeth Pomeroy:Incumbent Elizabeth Pomeroy pulled papers on November 21. She filed her papers and was qualified on December 6.“I am running in order to celebrate and extend our successes, and to work hard on any improvement that we need to make, and always to keep our focus on our students,” said Elizabeth Pomeroy.Elizabeth Pomeroy is running for reelection for the Board of Education representing District 5. She finished her bachelor’s from Stanford University and holds a PhD in English from UCLA.A California native who has been living in Pasadena for the past 35 years, Pomeroy has served on the staff of the Huntington Library, and has also worked at the W.M. Keck Foundation in Los Angeles.She has taught English at Pasadena City College for a decade, and earlier taught at UCLA, UC Irvine, and California State University Los Angeles. Her first teaching years were in middle school and high school.She plans to continue focusing on student achievement and getting the community more involved in public education if ever she gets reelected.“I am running in order to celebrate and extend our successes, and to work hard on any improvement that we need to make, and always to keep our focus on our students,” Pomeroy stated.District 5 Matthew Baron:Matthew Baron pulled papers on December 2, but has not yet filed or been qualified.“There are some viewpoints that a teacher may bring to the table that may not be represented, and some of those viewpoints would be how you give teachers the tools they need to let kids be amazing excellent learners,” Matthew Baron said. Baron was called a “rabble rousing master gardener with a floral arranger’s touch” in a 2012 article on the Los Angeles Times. At PUSD, he says he teaches agriculture and would like to represent teachers’ viewpoints if he gets elected, especially when it concerns teaching tools.For him, students graduating from high school should really be trained enough to enter the workforce at a higher level than just being ordinary workers.“For my students that I teach, I try to encourage them to enter the workplace as managers and entrepreneurs, as people who solve other people’s problems, as opposed to a 17-year-old who needs money,” Baron says. “I was a contractor in another lifetime, and I’m always about just giving whoever are on the job site the tools they need to do the job.District 5 Mozella Pope Caudle:Mozella Pope Caudle pulled papers on December 6, but has not yet filed or been qualified.Pasadena Now currently has no information about her.District 7 Scott Phelps:Incumbent Scott M. Phelps pulled papers on November 14 and is the sole Candidate for District 7. He filed papers and was qualified on December 6.“I am running to continue bringing my expertise in classroom education to Board decision-making, to ensure the reforms being implemented by the current administration are effective and to make sure that resources are used efficiently for student needs,” said Phelps.Scott Phelps has served on Pasadena Unified’s Board of Education for eleven years and has dedicated the last 27 years of his career to education. Phelps was the coordinator of the Science, Engineering and Technology Academy and a teacher at John Muir High School and taught 9-12th graders in chemistry, physics, planetary science (astronomy), physical science and math for 14 years.Phelps is a member of the founding staff of Learning Works Charter School in Pasadena and has taught 18 years part-time in astronomy, physics and math at Citrus Community College, Mt. San Antonio College, Chaffey College and the University of La Verne. He has also taught statistics, research methods, data analysis, assessment and evaluation courses at Cal State L. A.’s College of Education and supervised teaching credential candidates for Cal State Northridge.“I think the real magic is in the relationship building between the teachers and the students. One of my priorities is to get the senior staff to spend more time on school sites and less time on reports,” said Phelps.The nomination period began on Monday, November 14, 2016, at 7:30 a.m., and will close at 5 p.m. Friday. Nomination papers have been issued during normal office hours at the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. 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first_imgNews UpdatesFarooq Abdullah’s Plea Challenging ED’s Order Attaching Property: Jammu & Kashmir High Court Refers Plea To Division Bench Sparsh Upadhyay18 March 2021 8:26 PMShare This – xThe Jammu & Kashmir High Court on Thursday (18th March) referred former CM of J&K, MP and NC president Farooq Abdullah’s plea challenging an order of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) of attaching his properties in the erstwhile State to a division bench. The Bench of Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur referred the case to a division bench after it observed that the genesis of…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 Jammu & Kashmir High Court on Thursday (18th March) referred former CM of J&K, MP and NC president Farooq Abdullah’s plea challenging an order of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) of attaching his properties in the erstwhile State to a division bench. The Bench of Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur referred the case to a division bench after it observed that the genesis of the proceedings against Abdullah as well as one Ahsan Ahmad (former treasurer of Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association) lies in the case which is pending trial before the Designated Court. “In these circumstances having expressed my opinion that the matter be considered by a Division Bench of this Court”, observed the Bench. The matter before the Court Abdullah has filed a petition under Article 226 & 227 of the Constitution of India, inter alia, seeking challenging Provisional Attachment Order as well as Notice dated 05.02.2021, under Section 8 of the PML Act. Significantly, by virtue of the order of attachment, the Directorate of Enforcement has attached several properties belonging to the petitioner. The matter pertains to a 2012 case registered under Section 409,406, and 120-B RPC, in connection with misappropriation of funds of the JKCA. Subsequently, the matter was transferred to CBI for investigation by a division bench of High Court in the year 2015. The CBI, besides others, indicted Abdullah and Mirza in the final report filed before the designated court. Consequent to the filing of the challan before the appropriate court, proceedings have been initiated by the Authorities under the PML Act against Abdullah as also against Mr. Ahsan Ahmad Mirza. Court’ observations Having perused the averments made in the petition filed by Abdullah, the Court noted that the proceedings initiated against Ahsan Ahmad Mirza were challenged by him vide a petition, which was, however, dismissed by a Coordinate Bench of the Court in the year 2019. Further, the Court noted that in the instant writ petition, Abdullah also challenged the action of the Authorities under the PML Act, inter alia, on the issue of jurisdiction, the applicability of PML Act to the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir, as also on grounds of illegality and procedural irregularities. In this backdrop, the Court said, “Having gone through the writ petition as also the Judgment of the Coordinate Bench in Ahsan Mirza’s case, it can be seen that some of the issues raised by the petitioner in the present petition were also issues, which were raised and decided by the Coordinate Bench, which now, form the subject matter of consideration by the Division Bench of this Court.” The Court further opined, “Considering the fact that the genesis of the proceedings both against the petitioner, Dr. Farooq Abdullah as also the appellant, Ahsan Ahmad Mirza, lies in the case which is pending trial before the Designated Court and the issues being common, in my opinion, therefore, are required to be considered together.” Thus, the Registrar Judicial was directed to list the matter along with records of WP (C) 2780/2019 before the appropriate Bench after seeking due permission from Hon’ble the Chief Justice. Case title – Farooq Abdullah v. Directorate of Enforcement and Anr [WP (C) 408/2021] Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe 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

first_imgTop Stories’Amend Section 138 NI Act To Allow One Trial For Multiple Cases From Single Transaction’ : Supreme Court Issues Directions For Expeditious Trial Of Cheque Cases LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK15 April 2021 11:11 PMShare This – xA constitution bench of the Supreme Court on Friday issued a set of directions to expedite the trial of cheque dishonour cases under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act.The directions are as follows :The High Courts are requested to issue practice directions to the Magistrates to record reasons before converting trial of complaints under Section 138 of the …Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA constitution bench of the Supreme Court on Friday issued a set of directions to expedite the trial of cheque dishonour cases under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act.The directions are as follows :The High Courts are requested to issue practice directions to the Magistrates to record reasons before converting trial of complaints under Section 138 of the Act from summary trial to summons trial.Inquiry shall be conducted on receipt of complaints under Section 138 of the Act to arrive at sufficient grounds to proceed against the accused, when such accused resides beyond the territorial jurisdiction of the court.For the conduct of inquiry under Section 202 of the Code,evidence of witnesses on behalf of the complainant shall be permitted to be taken on affidavit. In suitable cases, the Magistrate can restrict the inquiry to examination of documents without insisting for examination of witnessesWe recommend that suitable amendments be made to the Act for provision of one trial against a person for multiple offences under Section 138 of the Act committed within a period of 12 months, notwithstanding the restriction in Section 219 of the Code.The High Courts are requested to issue practice directions to the Trial Courts to treat service of summons in one complaint under Section 138 forming part of a transaction,as deemed service in respect of all the complaints filed before the same court relating to dishonour of cheques issued as part of the said transaction.Judgments of the Court in Adalat Prasad  v Rooplal Jindal and others (2004) 7 SCC 338 and Subramanium Sethuraman v State of Maharashtra (2004) 13 SCC 324 have interpreted the law correctly and we reiterate that there is no inherent power of Trial Courts to review or recall the issue of summons.This does not affect the power of the Trial Court under Section 322 of the Code to revisit the order of issue of process in case it is brought to the court’s notice that it lacks jurisdiction to try the complaint.Section 258 of the Code is not applicable to complaints under Section 138 of the Act and findings to the contrary in Meters and Instruments Private Ltd and Another v Kanchan Mehta and others (2018) 1 SCC 560 do not lay down correct law. To conclusively deal with this aspect, amendment to the Act empowering the Trial Courts to reconsider/recall summons in respect of complaints under Section 138 shall be considered by the Committee constituted the Court on 10.03.2021The order was passed by a bench comprising Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, Justices L Nageswara Rao, BR Gavai, AS Bopanna and S Ravindra Bhat in the suo moto case In re Expeditious Trial of Cases Under Section 138 NI Act.The Court passed these directions accepting some of the recommendations made in the preliminary report submitted by amici curiae Senior Advocates Siddharth Luthra, R Basant and Advocate K Parameshwar(the report may be read here).On March 10, the bench had formed a committee of experts headed by former Bombay High Court judge Justice RC Chavan to suggest steps to expedite trial in cheque dishonour cases.CJI SA Bobde, while reading out the operative portions of the judgment today, said that the suggestions in the preliminary report, which have not been considered by the Court, will be subject to further deliberations by the Committee.The case will be listed after eight weeks.Send cases for mediationThe Court directed the High Courts and the appellate courts to immediately send the appeals/revisions for mediation.”We request the High Courts to identify the pending revisions arising out of complaints filed under Section 138 of the Act and refer them to mediation at the earliest. The Courts before which appeals against judgments in complaints under Section 138 of the Act are pending should be directed to make an effort to settle the disputes through mediation”During the hearing, the bench had also observed prima facie that the Central Government has the obligation to create additional courts to ease the burden created on the judicial system by the Negotiable Instruments Act, as per the mandate of Article 247 of the Constitution.It was on March 7 last year that the bench of CJI Bobde and Justice L Nageswara Rao registered the suo moto case to devise methods for expeditious trial of Section 138 NI Act cases.Senior Advocates Sidharth Luthra, R Basant and Advocate K Parameshwar were appointed as amici curiae in the case. They have submitted a preliminary report after consulting High Courts and States(the report may be read here).Case DetailsTitle : In Re Expeditious Trial Of Cases Under Section 138 of N.I Act Coram : Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, Justices L Nageswara Rao, BR Gavai, AS Bopanna and S Ravindra Bhat Appearances :Senior Advocates Sidharth Luthra, R Basant and Advocate K Parameshwar amici curiaeCitation : LL 2021 SC 217 Click here to read/download the orderSubscribe 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

first_img ITHACA, N.Y. — Ithaca in the 1920s sets the scene for a new comic book series “Ithaqa,” which has launched with strong grassroots support online. The comic, created by Ithaca College alumnus Michael Watson, is described as a “comedy-turned Lovecraftian horror.”The story, illustrated by Manhattan-based Theresa Chiechi, follows filmmaker and conman Mookie Smitts, who discovers “the horrible Eldritch Truth of the cosmos as a moving picture he is struggling to produce in the 1920s accidentally uncovers a plot to destroy the Spacetime Continuum.” The comic falls under “Lovecraftian horror,” a genre of horror fiction that’s more about the cosmic horror of the unknown and things beyond comprehension rather than quick scares and gore.Though Watson now lives in New Jersey after graduating in 2013, he said Ithaca made such an impression on him while he studied film at Ithaca College that he thought the city would be the perfect backdrop for the comic. There were other reasons, too. The name somewhat riffs off of “Ithaqua,” which is a gruesome fictional character that controls snow and ice from the Cthulhu mythos of H.P. Lovecraft — a prowling ice giant fits in nicely with Ithaca’s chilly setting.The comic also gives a nod to some local history, and historical events of the time, such as Prohibition and women’s suffrage. Watson said he was intrigued by Ithaca’s rich silent film history with the Wharton Film Studio, and actually incorporates the studio into the comic. The studio, whose history is preserved today by the Wharton Studio Museum, produced films on the shores of Cayuga Lake from about 1914 to 1920. It was established by brothers Theodore and Leopold Wharton, and while they were producing films they had elaborate sets and brought famous movie stars to Ithaca.Though the film studio left Ithaca in the early 1920s, the comic “Ithaqa” toys with the alternate universe that the Wharton brothers remained in Ithaca and got into bootlegging. Why not?Sample from “Ithaqa.” Illustration by Theresa Chiechi. Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connor Tagged: Arts and Culture, comic book, ithaca college, Ithaqa, ithaqua, wharton studio museum Kelsey O’Connor The story of the comic’s creation is stretched over several years and as Watson put it, “probably one of the scrappiest ways to launch a comic.” He said the seed for the story was planted “in a nightmare” while he was studying at Ithaca College. It first started out as a script, but that got too big for a film. Years after that, he said he and friends played the roleplaying game, “Call of Cthulhu,” which he described as a supernatural “Clue.” As part of that game, players create characters. When it finally clicked that his story should be a comic book, he began to develop characters that were loosely based on some from his friends’ gameplay in “Call of Cthulhu.”The comic has an interesting collection of characters whose paths cross in Ithaca. Aside from conman Mookie Smitts, there’s Hazel, an ostracized artist; Margaret Murphy, a former suffragette; Ruth Adler, a cynical nurse; and Harvey Bolton, a World War I soldier gone AWOL with a former lover who his a lieutenant in the Ithaca Police Department.When Watson said he felt he had enough of the script written for the comic, he hired Theresa Chiechi, who was studying at the School of Visual arts in New York City. With her on board, Watson said they worked for two years on the comic, and illustrated about three issues. Also on the creative team is letterer Lucas Gattoni, who is based in Argentina.After putting in as much money as he could, Watson said he wanted to see how people would actually respond to the comic, so he put it on a Blogging platform called Steemit, a social media platform where positive feedback or upvotes equate to cryptocurrency. With Steemit, he said they managed to raise enough money to finish the final version of the first issue. With their success on Steemit, Watson said they then turned to a more formal campaign on Kickstarter, a fundraising website, to get issues printed.Illustration provided.The response on Kickstarter, when they launched on March 26 was fast.“Theresa and I are just amazed,” Watson said. “We were completely funded in 12 hours.”In less than a day, they had reached their goal of $2,530 and the campaign is still active until April 16. Going past their goal has allowed them to expand their print run to 500 copies, and they will also be able to foil stamp the cover. Currently, he said they are working to fund their biggest “stretch goal,” which would be to fund the creation of an additional 12 pages to complete the second issue.Learn more about “Ithaqa” at www.ithaqacomic.com. The first issue is 36 pages and kicks off an eight-issue story arc. Your Arts & Culture news is made possible with support from:last_img read more

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first_img Facebook There is now a person of interest in the shooting death of a seven-year-old South Bend girl.Chrisyah Stephens was shot and killed in late August in a drive-by shooting while attending a birthday party.RELATED: Girl, 7, killed in drive-by shooting in South Bend identifiedABC 57 News reports a person of interest was named Wednesday, but no details on the suspect have yet been released to the public. So far, no arrests have been made in the case.If you have any information on the case, contact Michiana Crime Stoppers at (574) 288-STOP. A $1,000 reward has been offered to anyone who can provide information that leads to an arrest.RELATED: $1,000 reward offered for the arrest of shooting suspect connected to child’s death Police have person of interest in shooting death of Chrisyah Stephens Facebook Previous articleCassopolis woman pleads guilty in death of childNext articleJudge rules on Indiana mail-in ballot concerns Brooklyne Beatty Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ IndianaLocalNews TAGSbirthday partyChrisyah Stephensdrive-byIndianaperson of interestshootingSouth Bend Twitter Twitter Google+ By Brooklyne Beatty – September 30, 2020 0 498 last_img read more