[Breaking] ‘Regulate Digital Media First Since It Has Wider Reach Than TV And Electronic Media’: Centre tells SC In Plea Against Sudarshan TV’s “UPSC Jihad’ Show [Read Affidavit]

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] ‘Regulate Digital Media First Since It Has Wider Reach Than TV And Electronic Media’: Centre tells SC In Plea Against Sudarshan TV’s “UPSC Jihad’ Show [Read Affidavit] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK16 Sep 2020 7:08 PMShare This – xThe Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has submitted before the Supreme Court that the Supreme Court Court may not undertake the exercise of laying down any further guidelines with respect to regulation of hate speech in media without the appointment of an Amicus or a Committee of persons as Amicus.The Ministry also submitted that if the Court decides to undertake the exercise, it…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 Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has submitted before the Supreme Court that the Supreme Court Court may not undertake the exercise of laying down any further guidelines with respect to regulation of hate speech in media without the appointment of an Amicus or a Committee of persons as Amicus.The Ministry also submitted that if the Court decides to undertake the exercise, it should first be undertaken with regard to digital media as there already exists sufficient framework and judicial pronouncements with regard to electronic/print media.”..while in a mainstream media [whether electronic or print], the publication / telecast is a one-time act, the digital media has faster reach from wider range of viewership / readership and has the potential to become viral because of several electronic applications like whatsapp, tweeter, facebook. Considering the serious impact and the potential, it is desirable that if this Hon’ble Court decides to undertake the exercise, it should first be undertaken with regard to digital media as there already exists sufficient framework and judicial pronouncements with regard to electronic media and print media/”. states the affidavit submitted by Vijay Kaushik, Under-secretary in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.The Ministry submitted that in view of the issue having already received attention of the Parliament, as well as, the Supreme Court, the present petition be confined to only one channel namely Sudarshan T.V. and this Hon’ble Court may not undertake the exercise of laying down any further guidelines with or without appointment of an Amicus or a Committee of persons as Amicus. The Ministry submitted that the fact situation in each case shall have to be decided on a case to case basis and a broader exercise which is too general in nature is neither warranted nor permissible. “Even if this Hon’ble Court considers it appropriate to undertake the said exercise, there is no justification to confine this exercise only to mainstream electronic media. The media includes mainstream electronic media, mainstream print media as well as a parallel media namely digital print media and digital web-based news portal and you tube channels as well as ‘Over The Top’ platforms [OTTs]”.The Supreme Court on Tuesday restrained the Sudarshan TV News from telecasting the remaining episodes of the ‘Bindas Bol’ show about Muslims clearing the UPSC exam until further orders, after prima facie observing that the object of the show was to vilify Muslims.A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, Indu Malhotra & KM Joseph was hearing a petition filed against the telecast of the show hosted by the channel’s Chief Editor Mr. Suresh Chavhanke on the ground that it was communalizing the entry of Muslims into UPSC.Click Here To Download Affidavit[Read Affidavit]Next Storylast_img read more

Stars who shone in 2003

first_img5 January 20042003 was not a vintage year for South African sports stars in the big three sports of cricket, rugby and soccer, although the national women’s soccer team Banyana Banyana did themselves proud. Who shone in other sports, though? Here’s my selection of the best of 2003.Ernie ElsGolf superstar Ernie Els enjoyed a wonderful year. He started strongly, in the best form of his life, and even after that purple patch his standard didn’t drop away much.He won seven titles in total, all around the world and for the first time in his career he topped the European PGA’s Order of Merit. He played just 16 European events and 15 US PGA tournaments, yet he finished eighth on the US PGA Order of Merit.Although he didn’t add another major to the three he has already won, Els did win the World Matchplay title for a record-equalling fifth time, moving him into a tie with South African legend Gary Player and Seve Ballesteros for the most wins in the event.He also represented the International Team against the United States in the Presidents Cup and was tied for the top points’ scorer in the competition, with four out of a possible five. His sudden death playoff against Tiger Woods was stirring stuff and the eventual agreed-upon tie was, in my book, one of the great decisions of the sporting year.Els continues to set a world-class standard and he remains a great role model for young south Africans. With his easy-going nature, he is a very popular player wherever he plays.Retief GoosenSo quiet and unassuming that it is easy to miss his achievements, Retief Goosen continued to play fine golf in 2003. He retained his position in the top 10 of the world ranking and won the Chrysler Championship on the US PGA Tour, whilst adding a second place finish in The International. In addition, he claimed third place in The Tour Championship. In America alone he topped $3-million in prize money.Goosen gave up the European Order of Merit title that he had won the previous two years to Ernie Els, but he nonetheless won the Trophee Lancome in France, took second in the Malaysian Open and finished third in the Deutsche Bank – SAP Open.He was also a member of the International Team in the Presidents Cup, but his biggest achievement quite possibly happened away from golf: His wife Tracy gave birth to a son during the course of the year.Rory Sabbatini and Trevor ImmelmanRory Sabbatini and Trevor Immelman are grouped together because their biggest golfing achievement of the year came as a team in the World Cup when they won by four strokes from England.Obviously South Africa’s two top-10 ranked stars, Ernie Els and Retief Goosen, would have been the first choice combination, but Sabbatini and Immelman showed that South Africa has more than two world class golfers. It was a fantastic performance from the pair and it secured South Africa’s second World Cup of golf in three years; Els and Goosen had won it two years previously.Sabbatini and Immelman are not yet big names in the golfing world, so it was good that they made the world sit up and take notice. It might not be that long, though, before their names become very well known. And, having picked up cheques for $700 000 apiece, they might just want to take part in the World Cup again!Oh, and for good measure, Sabbatini also claimed the FBR Capital Open title on the US PGA Tour, worth $810 000. Immelman, meanwhile, picked up the SAA Open title and finished second in the dunhill Championships in South Africa, and also ended second in the Volvo PGA Championships in Europe.Heather ClarkSurfer Heather Clark proved herself to be one of the world’s elite surfers and was in the hunt for the World Championship Tour throughout the year before finally having to settle for third. During the course of the season Clark finished runner-up in Fiji, and third in Tahiti and France.The 32-year old Port Shepstone native showed excellent consistency and certainly showed up South Africa’s top men. She ended her season with a third-place finish in the Billabong Pro Maui as Layne Beachley claimed the world title for the sixth season in succession. However, it was close and Clark was there at the end applying the pressure.The Billabong Pro Maui is the final event of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing; Clark finished seventh in that competition. She is a previous winner of the Triple Crown, the only South African – man or woman – to ever achieve that feat.Hestrie Cloete High jumper Hestrie Cloete was simply sensational in 2003. She won the world title for the second time with a superb clearance at 2.06 metres, which she achieved without missing a single jump on the way there. It also equalled the third highest jump in history.She had a stunning nine clearances of two metres of more in competition. In addition, Cloete was voted the top female athlete in the world as she laid claim to the IAAF Grand Prix title. Her efforts were recognised when she received the national Order of Ikhamanga silver class.Jacques FreitagSouth Africa became the first country since 1983 to hold both the men’s and women’s world titles in the high jump when Hestrie Cloete and Jacques Freitag beat the world’s best in Paris. It was a remarkable performance by Freitag, especially when one considers what he had to go through to make it to Paris.In his first European meeting of 2002 he tore ligaments in his ankle; medical advice was that it would take two years for him to recover. Freitag, though, had other plans and eight months later he was king of the world when he cleared 2.35 metres.Freitag’s success meant he became the first athlete to win World Championship medals at youth, junior and senior levels.SA women’s hockey teamSouth Africa’s women’s hockey team was one of the most improved national sides of 2003 and they claimed the scalps of some big guns during the course of the year.Their results included winning the All Africa Games title, finishing second in the Afro-Asian Games and wins over then world number two The Netherlands, fourth-ranked South Korea, a draw against Champions Trophy winners Australia, and a crushing 4-nil win over 2002 Champions Trophy winners China. Australia managed only a 3-2 win over the Chinese to clinch this year’s Champions Trophy which features the top six ranked teams in the world.JP van Zyl JP van Zyl excelled in the tough world of track cycling and was named South Africa road/track cyclist of the year.At the World Championships he claimed bronze in the scratch race and was a consistent force in the very testing six-day events that are so popular in Europe. He was oh so close to becoming the first South African to win a six-day event in Grenoble when he finished just one point away from a victory.Greg MinnaarSA Mountain Bike Cyclist of the Year Greg Minnaar claimed the World Downhill Championship for 2003, beating a world class field in Rivera, Switzerland to land the title. For those of you who don’t know, downhill competitiors are those fearless speedfreaks who fly down mountains at speeds that no sane individual would consider attaining in such conditions.Minnaar also shone in the United States, adding the Norba downhill title to his list of achievements to show that he is one of the best, no matter where he performs.Ryk NeethlingRyk Neethling is a real veteran of the international swimming circuit, but when the World Cup was recently held in Durban for the first time ever he showed that his competitive fire still burns strongly. His outstanding results also emphasised that he remains a world class competitor.Neethling was very busy in the Durban event, but then again he had promised South African swimming fans a good show and delivered on his promise. He took victory in the 200 metres butterfly and 100 metres butterfly and claimed runner-up finishes in 50m, 100m, 400m freestyle, and 50m butterfly. His winning time in the 100m butterfly established a new South African record.Roland SchoemanRoland Schoeman and Ryk Neethling both attend university in Arizona where they are mainstays on the Wildcats’ swimming squad. Schoeman is a real sprint ace, which he ably demonstrated during the Durban World Cup, competing in the 50m spring events in all four strokes and winning the freestyle and butterfly, while taking second in backstroke and breaststroke. He also won the 100m freestyle and took second in the 100m butterfly.Schoeman won the Commonwealth Games 50m freestyle title in 2002 and in 2003 he continued to show that he is one of the best. Together with his Arizona University team-mate Ryk Neethling he leads the way forward for South African swimming.Corrie SandersHeavyweight boxer Corrie Sanders shocked the world when he destroyed Wladimir Klistchko in two rounds to win the WBO world heavyweight boxing title early in 2003.The fight was supposed to be a tune-up for Klitschko for a future outing, while the South African southpaw had fought only three times in almost three years. Klitschko was supposed to be the pretender to Lennox Lewis’ crown as the man recognised as the true heavyweight champion of the boxing world. Nobody told Sanders, it seems.Showing great power with his straight left, Sanders floored Klitschko in the opening round. The giant Ukranian struggled to make it to the end of the round, going down once again. Early in the second round it was all over as Sanders dropped Klistchko with a picture-perfect left hook and a new world champion was crowned, 37-year old Corrie Sanders.It improved his record to 39 wins and two losses, with 29 of his victories coming by way of knockout, most of them very early in his fights. Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

U.S. Adds Tariffs on Canadian Softwood

first_imgThe U.S. Commerce Department has announced new tariffs on Canadian softwood, the second set of duties imposed since April. The Hill reports that the preliminary anti-dumping duties are as much as 7.7%. This is in addition to the department’s imposition of countervailing duties of between 3% and 24% on Canadian lumber imports, announced in April.U.S. producers allege that Canadian softwood producers benefit from government subsidies. Canadian officials disagree.“These duties result from the trade action which is part of the continued attempt by the protectionist U.S. lumber lobby to constrain imports of high-quality Canadian lumber into the U.S. market and to drive up prices for their benefit,” said Susan Yurkovich, president of the BC Lumber Trade Council, in a statement.Some Canadian provinces are not included in the Commerce Department’s ongoing trade investigation. The department said that softwood lumber products produced in Newfoundland, Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island should be excluded, The Hill reported. The announcement comes just two months before the U.S. and Canada are to begin talks on revising the North American Free Trade Agreement. About 80% of Canada’s softwood exports go to the U.S. The market was worth about $5.5 billion in 2016. Lumber Dispute Drives Up Construction Costscenter_img RELATED ARTICLES last_img read more

Box: Ignorance Turning To Enterprise Bliss

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Tags:#Alfresco#Box#collaboration#Documentum#ECM#enterprise content management Related Posts IT + Project Management: A Love Affaircenter_img Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… There is perhaps no person less likely to start and run an enterprise software company than Box co-founder and CEO Aaron Levie.  Which is perhaps the reason he’s so well-qualified to disrupt the traditional enterprise content management market.He simply didn’t know any better.As Levie noted in a recent interview, Box has “benefited from our ignorance about the category.”  Venture capitalists are often inclined to pour money into entrepreneurs who have been there, done that.  But in the case of Levie, who has now raised $284 million, they’ve been betting big on an entrepreneur who doesn’t fit anyone’s profile of an enterprise software executive, and who had no previous experience with enterprise content management.But that, as Levie informs us, is precisely the point:“Assume you’ve never seen a Magic Quadrant or Forrester Wave and you just built a tool that was explicitly trying to solve a particular problem which, in our case, was ‘How do I share content with N number of people?’  Had we known the market we probably would have built something that conformed to existing models, but instead we built a product that prioritizes simplicity and ease-of-use.  This has turned into a classic ‘innovator’s dilemma’: a simple approach is much easier to build upon than it is to add simplicity to the complex products already out there.  Along the way, the industry has turned around and redefined content management to include what we do.”Solving A Different ProblemLevie, in other words, wasn’t trying to solve an “Enterprise Content Management” problem.  He and co-founder Dylan Smith were simply trying to make it easy to share content with each other, and any other number of others.  This is a sound approach.  Had Box set out to build a better Documentum, then the dominant vendor in the ECM market, it would have had to architect to solve the complex business processes that Documentum sets out to solve, and would have been much more complex as a result.  As Levie stresses, if you start from that complex but feature-rich baseline, “It’s far harder to add in simple use cases after the fact.  Such solutions start hard and then can’t do easy.”So is Box content to be a lightweight, as it were?  The simple-but-weak content collaboration tool that gets used for collaboration but not the “hard” ECM problems that meatier solutions tackle? This may be the wrong way to look at things, according to Levie.  He reveals that Box is constantly debating this, with former EMC Documentum CMO Whitney Tidmarsh ironically advocating that Box not go down the ECM feature-function path.  It seems, however, that Box is more focused on embracing a significantly changing market than chasing old markets and legacy definitions of necessary feature sets:“We know that a deep drug application process, for example, is still going to be better served by a Documentum or Alfresco, although we are seeing a different slice of those same businesses move to Box. Fundamentally, driven by mobile devices, these brand-new use cases–regulated and unregulated–have arisen, driven by helping as many people as possible access content through mobile.  Investment banks, pharmas, etc. are some of our biggest, most recent customers.”Looking AheadThese new use cases are driven by less-structured workflows, though they retain some structure.  Box, in sum, needn’t replicate the functionality of yesterday when its aim is the applications and workflows of tomorrow.Not that this is going to be easy.  As Box competitor and Alfresco evangelist Jeff Potts highlights, “As consumer-grade tools move to enterprise, deployment options become an issue. [They c]an’t be all cloud right now.”  It’s a valid point but, again, may slightly miss the mark.  As ReadWrite has reported before, Box is driving 100% revenue growth, selling into 92% of the Fortune 500, with over 140,000 companies among its users.  Maybe all these companies are using Box for lightweight business requirements, but if so, I doubt Levie is complaining.  Box has built a horizontal platform that hits a content collaboration nerve across disparate industries.  That’s a great position to be in, especially as Box is now embracing industry-specific solutions, driven by specialized partnerships and go-to-market programs for 10 vertical industries.  The core product will remain the same, but through these add-ons Box will become  an even better solution for different verticals.  That’s the goal for 2013: enter these industries in a big way.If Levie has no clue what he’s in for, that’s for the best.  Ignorance of the ECM market and its challenges seems to have served him well up until now.  Hence, when he says that “This whole ecosystem is going to explode going into 2013.  The enterprise will be far more interesting than consumer in 2013,” it’s hard not to give him the benefit of the doubt. Image Courtesy of Shutterstock. 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CEU escapes Batangas, advances to D-League semis

first_imgTrump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet JK Casiño. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCentro Escolar University hacked out a tough 81–74 victory over Batangas to advance to the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup semifinals Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.JK Casiño topped the Scorpions with 18 points, none bigger than his insurance freebies with 14.3 ticks left to douse Batangas’ late rally, along with five rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress View comments DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games It was a huge confidence-boosting campaign for the Scorpions, who consider the semis berth as an overachievement following the huge offseason shift for the squad.“Nobody expected us to get in to the semis, but with our collective effort, we made it,” said the youthful coach, who took over from coach Egay Macaraya before the conference. “We just keep on reminding the players to treat every game like a championship, and hopefully, whatever experience we gained in the quarterfinals, we can bring it to the semis.”Celiz paced Batangas with 18 points, eight rebounds, and three assists, while De Joya unloaded 17 in the season-ending defeat.The Scores:CEU 81 – Casiño 18, Cruz 15, Ebondo 15, Jeruta 13, Aquino 8, Arim 5, Wamar 5, Manlangit 2, Guinitaran 0, Intic 0, Uri 0.ADVERTISEMENT Congolese big man Rod Ebondo added 15 markers, 19 boards, and two blocks, while Mark Cruz chimed in 15 points and nine rebounds in the win.“I’m so proud because they were so focused in the game. even though we had that tendency to relax, we were able to recover in the end,” said coach Yong Garcia, as CEU moves on to the next phase where top-seed Flying V awaits in a best-of-three series.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Scorpions squandered a 14-point lead, 67-53, with 8:49 remaining as the Batangueños sliced the deficit down to three, 77-74 , thanks to a Cedrick Ablaza putback with 1:33 to play.Batangas had numerous chances to tie the game but failed to make the most of it as Robby Celiz muffed his trey in the final minute before Cedric de Joya got pickpocketed by Orlan Wamar to quash the uprising for CEU. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ MOST READcenter_img LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games BATANGAS 74 – Celiz 18, De Joya 16, Ablaza 15, Bautista 7, Gabayni 7, Dela Peña 3, Isit 3, Saitanan 3, Laude 2, Anderson 0, Bulawan 0, Mendoza 0, Ragasa 0, Sorela 0.Quarters: 28-18, 43-34, 61-50, 81-74.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ No love lost between TNT, San Miguel Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’last_img read more

INQUIRER SPORTS Top 7 Stories of the Year: Meggie Ochoa and her Fight to Protect

first_imgSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next James Yap inks 3-year extension with Rain or Shine “A lot of times, sexual abuse leads to depression or sometimes, if it’s not addressed, the child even becomes the perpetrator in the future when they grow up,” said Ochoa. “So it becomes this whole vicious cycle, that will lead to other social problems.”READ: Jiu-jitsu star Meggie Ochoa launches ‘Fight to Protect’ movement vs child sexual abuse MOST READ “It’s an awareness campaign to get people talking about the issue,” said Ochoa. “I really believe that anyone can do something—no matter how big or small—to help.”RELATED STORIESINQUIRER SPORTS Top 7 Stories of the Year: SMC sweep INQUIRER SPORTS Top 7 Stories of the Year: Manny Pacquiao back as champINQUIRER SPORTS Top 7 Stories of the Year: #UPFight INQUIRER SPORTS Top 7 Stories of the Year: Ateneo-San Beda dominanceRELATED VIDEO BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Ochoa knows the grim reality that even though child sexual violence is a prevailing problem, it’s not a constant topic in the public consciousness and this is where “Fight to Protect” hopes to make a difference. MANILA, Philippines—Meggie Ochoa’s exploits on and off the mat were hard to miss, making her campaign this year no.3 in INQUIRER.net’s top 7 sports stories of 2018.ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening While it had been a productive year for her in jiujitsu, it’s her advocacy outside the mat that speaks volumes of her heroism.Ochoa launched the campaign “Fight to Protect” to help spread awareness on child sexual violence in the Philippines.“We need to work together because the issue is so bad and it so complex,” said Ochoa in a previous Inquirer special report. “What we really need to do is ‘Fight to Protect’ Filipino children.”READ: Her biggest fight The United Nations international Children’s Emergency Fund (Unicef) in 2016 tagged the Philippines as the world epicenter of online child pornography and sexual trade.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ochoa made history when she nabbed the gold medal in the 49-kilogram division in the JiuJitsu World Championship in late November in Malmö, Sweden.The Filipino martial artist was the first in the country and in Asian to win the top prize jiujitsu worlds after she defeated Canada’s Ni Ni Vicky Hoang, 2-0, in the final.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefREAD: Meggie Ochoa makes history, wins gold in World ChampionshipsShe also won gold in the JiuJitsu World Tour in March and another third-place finish in the Asian Games in Indonesia in September. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issuelast_img read more

Georgia Football’s Official Twitter Account Favorited A Tweet About Taking Everett Golson

first_imggeorgia football favorites tweet about getting Everett Golson for a year.Twitter/@TooMFCold4LNotre Dame quarterback Everett Golson is officially on the transfer market, and there are dozens of teams that could use him at quarterback for the upcoming season. The Georgia Bulldogs seem to fit the bill with the graduation of their 2014 starter Hutson Mason, and some fans are already trying to recruit him to [email protected]_Golson5 @FootballUGA choose the dawgs for one year. Take us to another level. We need a championship!!!— Phillip Coy (@TooMFCold4L) May 7, 2015Whoever runs Georgia football’s official Twitter account also seems to like the [email protected] @Everett_Golson5 tweeted this not even thinking it was possible. #EverettGolsonToGeorgia #dreamcometrue pic.twitter.com/JwvLsUJ1aj— Phillip Coy (@TooMFCold4L) May 7, 2015Unless Mark Richt is the man behind the Twitter, this probably means nothing, but “Golson Watch” should be a fun news story for the college football world over the next few weeks.last_img read more

Denmark Nears New Ship Routes in Skagerrak Kattegat

first_imgDanish Maritime Authority has received an approval for its new ships’ routeing measures proposal.Granted by the IMO Navigation,Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR) Sub-Committee, the approval paves the way for new routes in the Skagerrak and the Kattegat and enhances safety of navigation.The authority has, in cooperation with the Swedish Transport Agency and the agencies responsible for nautical charts in both countries, developed proposals for new ships’ routeing measures in the Skagerrak and the Kattegat.The new ships’ routeing measures consist of two recommended routes between Hanstholm and the Skaw (Route A and Route B), a traffic separation system at the Skaw, deep-water routes between Læsø and Anholt and east of Grenå, a new precautionary area north-east of Læsø, a new Route S along the Swedish coast, as well as three new traffic separation systems along Route S.The measures are to be approved by the IMO Maritime Safety Committee this May with a view to being implemented in July 2020.“Danish shipping is characterised by quality shipping as regards ships, seafarers and the maritime infrastructure. And therefore, we must also have the very best routeing systems in Danish waters that support safety of navigation,” Director Per Sønderstrup from the Danish Maritime Authority said.Image Courtesy: Pixabay/DMAlast_img read more

No enhanced surcharge on FPIs for capital gains in equities derivatives

first_imgNew Delhi: The government on Saturday clarified that enhanced surcharge has been withdrawn for foreign portfolio investors on capital gains in both the equity and derivatives segments. The Centre on Friday had announced a slew of measures to boost the economy, including rollback of enhanced super-rich tax on foreign and domestic equity investors imposed in the Budget. The derivatives (futures and options) are not treated as capital asset and the income arising from the transfer of the derivatives is treated as business income and liable for normal rate of tax for domestic investors, an official statement said on Saturday, clarifying the stand of tax authorities on gains made from derivatives trading. However, in the case of foreign portfolio investors (FPIs), derivatives are treated as capital assets and the gains arising from the transfer of the same is treated as capital gains and subjected to a special rate of tax as per the provisions of the Income Tax Act. “Therefore, it is also decided that the tax payable on gains arising from the transfer of derivatives (Future & options) by FPI which are liable to special rate of tax under section 115AD of the (Income Tax) Act shall also be exempted from the levy of the enhanced surcharge,” it said. However, the tax payable at normal rate on business income arising from the transfer of derivatives to a person other than FPI shall be liable for the enhanced surcharge, it added. In the 2019-20 Budget, the government had increased surcharge from 15 per cent to 25 per cent on taxable income between Rs 2 crore and Rs 5 crore, and from 15 per cent to 37 per cent for income above Rs 5 crore. Following the increase in surcharge, the effective income tax rate for individuals with taxable income of Rs 2-5 crore has gone up to 39 per cent from 35.88 per cent and for those above Rs 5 crore to 42.7 per cent. The government on Friday had announced a raft of measures to revive growth momentum, including exemption of startups from ‘angel tax’, a package to address distress in the auto sector and upfront infusion of Rs 70,000 crore to public sector banks. Meanwhile, Vedanta Resources Ltd Executive Chairman Anil Agarwal said these comprehensive measures will ensure adequate liquidity, sufficient demand creation and cheaper loans. “The goverment has taken care of sectors ranging from MSMEs to auto and from NBFCs to banks, thereby ensuring adequate liquidity, sufficient demand creation and cheaper loans,” he said.last_img read more

Rep Marino votes to make state government more accountable

first_img Categories: Marino News,News 19Mar Rep. Marino votes to make state government more accountable Plan extends open record requirements to governor, LegislatureState Rep. Steve Marino today voted to approve a bipartisan plan to make state government more accountable to the people of Michigan.Marino, of Harrison Township, said the House unanimously approved the multi-bill proposal.“The public deserves access to information about the way their state officials are spending taxpayer dollars,” Marino said. “People must be able to evaluate our decisions and hold us accountable, just like their local elected officials.”Michigan is one of just two states that still exempts its governor and the Legislature from open records laws. The bipartisan solution approved today would end these exemptions and increase transparency in state government.The proposal will subject the governor and lieutenant governor to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and hold state representatives and senators to the same high standard by creating the Legislative Open Records Act (LORA).While LORA mirrors FOIA in many ways, there are exemptions for constituent inquiries to ensure that personal information is protected and kept private. Other types of communications – including those lawmakers have with state departments and lobbyists – would not be exempt.House Bills 4007-13 and 4015-16 now advance to the Senate for consideration.last_img read more