Ministers in office but not in power

first_img whatsapp Tuesday 12 April 2011 8:50 pm Ministers in office but not in power THERE is nothing more depressing than a good idea that is badly executed. The government is right to seek to regain control of the public finances – but its inability to implement austerity properly could yet destroy the coalition. The wrong cuts are happening – and far too little meaningful restructuring of the public sector is taking place. Even well-managed private firms are usually able to reduce costs by 5-10 per cent in an emergency without consumers noticing. After years of spending increases, the generally bloated, monopolistic and badly managed public sector ought to be able to absorb much larger cuts while preserving essential services. Services could be outsourced (including overseas) or privatised, councils could merge, all unnecessary functions and staff could be eliminated, management could be streamlined, new working practices could be introduced, departments could move into cheaper offices and so on – all the things that private firms do when they need to make substantial savings while still continuing to please their customers. The tragedy is that the public sector doesn’t have to compete for paying customers – its resources are extracted forcibly via the tax system. The incentive structure is thus very different: top managers need to meet their budgets – but how they do it does not matter as much. In fact, if they cut vital services, the resulting outcry can actually end up boosting their resources over time. It is a very different game to that faced by the private sector. Ministers have discovered, to their horror, that they have even less control over the public sector than they feared in their worst nightmares. There are few levers that they can pull to ensure that change takes place; the bureaucracy is desperate to put its own interests first.The result is a looming disaster for the coalition. Take cuts: yesterday, London Ambulance said that it would be cutting 560 frontline positions over the next five years, which is very bad news. Yet at the same time local councils are still recruiting politically correct non-jobs. One recent investigation revealed that “walking coordinators”, “obesity strategy officers”, and “active” workers are still being recruited. One council has just hired an “age friendly communities” manager, a walking and cycling officer, a “community conservation”officer and an “Energy Island” administrator. Meanwhile, many bureaucrats prefer to shut services such as libraries rather than seek the help of more efficient private providers to keep them going at a much cheaper cost. Earlier this year, Library Systems and Services, a US company, offered to run libraries for 35 per cent less than councils are spending. Book borrowing would remain free, while add-on services, such as coffee shops, IT and book stores would be used to generate revenues. Others have suggested purchasing second hand books. Yet many councils aren’t interested.The coalition should legislate to force local authorities to seek to put services out to tender – or even to privatise them completely – before they shut them. An independent consultancy should be hired to analyse all the staffing of all government departments – and to make a list of non-essential jobs. The government should legislate to cut these as a priority, to protect nurses and teachers. 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Raketech recruits new COO Karlsten from Catena Media

first_img26th May 2020 | By contenteditor Oscar Karlsten has left his senior executive role at Catena Media to become the chief operating officer at rival affiliate Raketech.Karlsten has been charged with overseeing Raketech’s central operations, product development and investments, whilst also focusing on the group’s creative content, SEO and UX.The online affiliate and content marketing provider said Karlsten was selected due to his experience in the industry, which includes more than 15 years of working in product management, digital marketing, business intelligence, web analytics and technology.The appointment comes six months after previous COO Oskar Mühlbach was promoted to the role of president and chief executive officer.Mühlbach said: “Oscar’s extensive experience within the digital marketing industry brings many valuable insights and expertise to Raketech.“With him onboard, we have now secured the last piece of the management puzzle and I am very much looking forward to seeing him accelerate our transformation from affiliation to the iGaming performance marketing partner.”Karlsten spent four years at Catena, initially as chief product officer before becoming chief information officer in 2018. He was responsible for the group’s product strategy and roadmap towards scalable growth.Karlsten also spent four years as CEO of digital agency Avantime Group, and also worked for digital studio Toca Boca and web giant Google.“I’m incredibly excited to be a part of Raketech,” he commented. “There’s such a positive buzz in the company and after meeting all of the people I can’t wait to add my experience into the mix. With the team and strategy we have in place – I truly believe we will reshape performance marketing as we’ve seen it.”Earlier this month, Raketech revealed a 25.7% year-on-year decline in EBITDA during the first quarter of 2020.Total revenue during the three months to 31 March amounted to €6.5m (£5.7m/$7.0m), an increase of 1.4% on the corresponding quarter last year. However reported earnings before interest, tax, deprecation and amortisation declined to €2.6m, as a result of the acquisition of Lead Republic, as well as investments in the organisation and product mix. Topics: Strategy Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Raketech recruits new COO Karlsten from Catena Mediacenter_img Strategy Tags: Online Gambling Oscar Karlsten has left his senior executive role at Catena Media to become the chief operating officer at rival affiliate Raketech. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

Coming to HBO Max in May 2021

first_img New titles for May on HBO Max include Those Who Wish Me Dead, Tenet, Wonder Woman 1984, That Damn Michael Che, Legendary, The Crime of the Century, and many more.Here everything coming to HBO Max in May 2021Exact Dates to be Announced:Gomorrah, Max Original Season 4 PremiereOslo, Original Film Premiere (HBO)May 117 Again, 2009Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, 2012 (HBO)Anaconda, 1997Anger Management, 2003 (HBO)Baby Boom, 1987 (HBO)Barry Lyndon, 1975Black Hawk Down, 2001The Cable Guy, 1996Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, 2005Cursed, 2005 (HBO)Daddy Day Care, 2003Darkest Hour, 2017 (HBO)Darkness, 2004 (Extended Version) (HBO)The Dirty Dozen, 1967Dumb & Dumber, 1994Employee Of The Month, 2006 (HBO)Firehouse Dog, 2007 (HBO)Flight Of The Intruder, 1991 (HBO)Free Willy, 1993Frida, 2002 (HBO)Generation Por Que? (HBO)God’s Not Dead, 2014 (HBO)Good Morning, Vietnam, 1987 (HBO)Happy Feet Two, 2011Happy Feet, 2006Harley Davidson And The Marlboro Man, 1991 (HBO)Hercules, 1983 (HBO)Igby Goes Down, 2002 (HBO)Igor, 2008 (HBO)Insomnia, 2002 (HBO)The Interview, 2014Jackie Brown, 1997Kansas, 1988 (HBO)Magic Mike, 2012Menace II Society, 1993Michael, 1996 (HBO)Mortal Kombat, 1995Movie 43, 2013 (HBO)Muriel’s Wedding, 1995 (HBO)My Baby’s Daddy, 2004 (HBO)Mystery Date, 1991 (HBO)Norbit, 2007 (HBO)Para Rosa (Aka For Rosa) (HBO)Precious, 2009 (HBO)Rabid, 1977 (HBO)Romance & Cigarettes, 2007 (HBO)Rosewater, 2014 (HBO)Rudy, 1993Rush Hour 2, 2001Rush Hour 3, 2007Rush Hour, 1998Save The Last Dance, 2001 (HBO)Save The Last Dance 2, 2006 (HBO)Senseless, 1998 (HBO)Separate Tables, 1958 (HBO)Serpico, 1974 (HBO)Serving Sara, 2002 (HBO)Summer Rental, 1985 (HBO)Tenet, 2020 (HBO)The Debt, 2010 (HBO)The Immigrant, 2014 (HBO)The Kingdom, 2007 (HBO)The Last Of The Finest, 1990 (HBO)The Perfect Man, 2005 (HBO)The Tuxedo, 2002 (HBO)The Wings Of The Dove, 1997 (HBO)The Witches Of Eastwick, 1987 (HBO)Tomcats, 2001 (HBO)Trust Me, 2014 (HBO)Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection, 2012Varsity Blues, 1999 (HBO)Welcome To Sarajevo, 1997 (HBO)When Harry Met Sally, 1989Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, 1971Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, 2018 (HBO)Words And Pictures, 2014 (HBO)May 2Uri and Ella, Season 1May 3300: Rise of an Empire, 2014Pray, Obey, Kill, Docu-Series Finale (HBO)May 6Hunger, 2008Legendary, Max Original Season 2 PremiereTake Me Out To The Ball Game, 1949That Damn Michael Che, Max Original Series PremiereWest Side Story (TCM CFF Opening Night), 1961May 7La Boda De Rosa (Aka Rosa’s Wedding) (HBO)May 8Greenland, 2020 (HBO)Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2 , (Subtitled, Episodes 14-25) (Crunchyroll Collection)May 9Axios (HBO)May 10Jujutsu Kaisen – Season 1, (Subtitled, Episodes 13-24) (Crunchyroll Collection)Race for the White House, Season 2The Crime of the Century, Two Part Documentary Premiere (HBO)May 13Hacks, Max Original Series PremiereWonder Woman 1984, 2020 (HBO)May 14Those Who Wish Me Dead, Warner Bros. Film Premiere, 2021 (Available on HBO Max for 31 days from its respective theatrical release in the U.S. included at no additional cost to subscribers.)May 15The Personal History Of David Copperfield, 2020 (HBO)The Nevers, Part 1 Finale (HBO)May 19Apple & Onion, Season 2AMay 20Adventure Time: Distant Lands – Together Again, Max OriginalThe Big Shot with Bethenny, Max Original Season FinaleEllen’s Next Great Designer, Max Original Season FinaleTerritorio (Aka Close Quarters) (HBO)This Is Life with Lisa Ling, Season 7May 23In Treatment, Season 4 Premiere (HBO)May 25Cinderella Man, 2005 (HBO)Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO)May 26Curious George, 2006 (HBO)May 28A Black Lady Sketch Show, Season 2 Finale (HBO)May 30Mare of Easttown, Limited Series Finale (HBO) Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name herecenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Warner Media Please enter your comment! TAGSentertainmentHBO MaxMay 2021 Previous articleNo more disregarded rape kits: FL lawmakers pass Gail’s Law to track evidence and support survivorsNext articleNew online tool makes recycling easier for Apopka and CFL residents Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Maison 390 / Le Sixieme

first_img Maison 390 / Le Sixieme Architects: Le Sixieme Area Area of this architecture project Photographs South Korea 2018 Maison 390 / Le SixiemeSave this projectSaveMaison 390 / Le Sixieme CopyHouses•Yangpyeong-gun, South Korea ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897586/maison-390-le-sixieme Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!© Kim Jaeyoon+ 38Curated by María Francisca González Share Houses Area:  198 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Photographs:  Kim JaeyoonSave this picture!© Kim JaeyoonRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Text description provided by the architects. The alphabet F of Roof and T of Root were derived from the preposition ‘From’ and ‘To’. Similar context is usually used in Korean like any other English countries.Save this picture!© Kim JaeyoonThe most important thing, we designed, was to maintain the typical type of house. This gable house which is well expressed on Root (the stylobate) and Roof is the house easily can be seen traditional house.Save this picture!© Kim JaeyoonSave this picture!FloorSave this picture!© Kim JaeyoonSo when we design this house, we can be more concentrate on nature and living without pressure of formativeness of architecture.Save this picture!© Kim JaeyoonLiving in and with nature is ideal. In big city like Seoul it is getting hard to live in ideal place where we can live in and with nature.Save this picture!© Kim JaeyoonThrough dramatic sense of openness and 6 meter high of ceiling height, Client can experience special life which can’t feel in ordinary city life.Save this picture!© Kim JaeyoonProject gallerySee allShow lessHeli-stage / ATAHSelected ProjectsMonday Monday Floral Art Studio / UMSelected Projects Share ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeLe SixiemeOfficeFollowProductsSteelStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesYangpyeong-gunSouth KoreaPublished on July 06, 2018Cite: “Maison 390 / Le Sixieme” 05 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalSinkshansgroheBasin FaucetsPaintSTAC BONDComposite Panel Finishes – MetallicsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 70 ADUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BlockGreen FacadesSempergreenLiving Wall – SemperGreenwallMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897586/maison-390-le-sixieme Clipboard Projectslast_img read more

Recyclable exhibition and display systems launched

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Creative director Tim Sidaway said This provides a real alternative to conventional systems currently in the marketplace. We hope all our clients will adopt the recyclable displays where practical and we expect our many conservation and environmental clients will be the first to ask us to design their next exhibition boards using the honeycomb system.He said the material was originally developed in aircraft manufacture for its strength and light weight. The price, generally speaking, is pretty good, said Sidaway. It compares very favourably on smaller stands, but can work out considerably cheaper on the bigger stands. Not-for-profit sector communications consultancy Cottier & Sidaway has launched a totally recyclable exhibition and display system.Made of 100 per cent recycled materials the system is made from a honeycomb structure sandwiched between the display surfaces. The boards can be printed with your own design and logo and can be cut to almost any shape and size. They fold into a honeycomb box for travel and storage and can be recycled when you’ve finished with them.The boards come in free-standing designs or for use with a variety of weighted bases. The material also lends itself to signs, lightweight tables and chairs and shelving, plus it will take velcro loops and boards can be made fire-retardant. Advertisement Recyclable exhibition and display systems launched Tagged with: Eventscenter_img  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 November 2006 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Tesco raises over £4.4 million for British Red Cross

first_img  48 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 10 March 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tesco raises over £4.4 million for British Red Cross Supermarket Tesco raised £4,428,000 in 2007 for the British Red Cross. This is the most successful charity of the year partnership that Tesco has had, and the company believes that it represents the largest amount raised through a single corporate partnership for a charity in just one year.The British Red Cross was the focus for staff fundraising during the year, and benefited from a 20 per cent ‘top up’ from the Tesco Charity Trust. Money was also raised from donations on products sold in store, collection tins at tills, recycling schemes, Clubcard mailings and a Christmas charity single recorded by Katie Melua and the late Eva Cassidy.The money collected by each Tesco store, head office, customer service or distribution centre will be spent by the Red Cross within the county it was raised.Tesco staff fundraising focused on various themes throughout 2007. These included Neighbours Week in March, where Tesco staff did ‘good deeds for their neighbours in need’, fancy hats were paraded during A Day at the Races coinciding with Royal Ascot in May and shiny rhinestone outfits were worn at the 30th anniversary of Elvis’ death in August.Donations on products sold in-store included a two-week ‘One of Britain’s Favourites’ promotion in September where 5p from over 60 products went to the British Red Cross. Other contributions came from a 10p donation on Tesco charity greeting cards raising £250,000 and a £5 donation for every red Canon PowerShot A460 digital camera sold in Tesco, raising £25,000. Two pounds from the sale of every red Prestige kettle and toaster raised a further £10,000.‘What A Wonderful World’, a duet by Katie Melua and the late Eva Cassidy was sold exclusively in Tesco, with all profits from the single going to the British Red Cross. It entered the Official UK Singles Chart at no. 1 on 16 December 2007, and raised over £134,000 for the British Red Cross.Tesco’s Charity of the Year 2008 is Marie Curie Cancer Care. Tagged with: corporate About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

US – National Whistleblower Day: Will journalists be spared in the Trump administration’s crackdown on whistleblowers?

first_imgFor the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en. Receive email alerts United StatesAmericas RSF_en June 3, 2021 Find out more Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says News July 30, 2018 US – National Whistleblower Day: Will journalists be spared in the Trump administration’s crackdown on whistleblowers? The United States ranks 45th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index.  “Under an administration that has been openly hostile to journalists and media outlets, and given indications that the Justice Department may consider media subpoenas in leak investigations, RSF is worried that journalists and media outlets won’t be spared as these investigations will most likely continue to intensify,” said Margaux Ewen, Director of RSF’s North America bureau. “Without whistleblowers, journalists would be unable to report on issues of immense public interest. In many ways, whistleblowing is the lifeblood of investigative journalism and of the free press our democracy relies on.” June 7, 2021 Find out more Paul J. Richards / AFP News United StatesAmericas Help by sharing this information As the current administration’s crackdown on leaks continues to intensify, journalists are often under fire for using unnamed sources—the president has been vocal in his frustrations to this extent—and it is becoming increasingly risky to both disclose and publish classified information. Since President Donald Trump took office, two whistleblowers—former NSA contractor Reality Winner and FBI agent Terry Albury—have already pleaded guilty to violating the Espionage Act, legislation adopted during World War I to prosecute individuals who shared government secrets with enemies of the United States. In August 2017 Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowed in a briefing to take a stand against anyone who leaks classified government information, and suggested the Justice Department may pursue legal action against media outlets and journalists who publish such information. In the months leading up to that briefing, the Justice Department tripled the number of leak investigations it was pursuing.  April 28, 2021 Find out more to go further WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News These concerns became all the more relevant in June when the Justice Department secretly seized New York Times reporter Ali Watkins’ phone and email records in connection with an investigation into classified information leaks at the United States Senate. This is the first known case of a reporter’s records being seized under the Trump administration, though it was a tactic employed by former President Barack Obama as well. NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Follow the news on United States News That the Justice Department would consider prosecuting journalists and news outlets for merely publishing classified information rang alarms in the media community. While prosecuting whistleblowers became all too common under President Barack Obama—whose administration prosecuted more whistleblowers than any previous administration combined—the former conceded that attempts to pursue legal action against publishers would be detrimental to press freedom. Organisation To commemorate National Whistleblower Day (July 30), Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reminds the Trump administration that journalists should not be pursued in leak investigations, which are already being used as tools to censor information of immense public interest. last_img read more

Big Brothers Big Sisters getting close to goal

first_img Previous articleSummer revivalNext articleRetiring instructor plans to advocate for CTE admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Big Brothers Big Sisters logo Facebook ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Pinterest Facebook Fruit Salad to Die ForTexas Fried ChickenSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasserolePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay OC employee of the year always learning Previous CoverageBig Brothers Big Sisters WebsiteEfforts to bring Big Brothers Big Sisters back to Odessa are coming close to reality.Kay Crites, executive director of the nonprofit in Midland, said $20,000 more is needed to make it happen. The initial goal was $93,800.“We’ve come a long way, but we need it by July 15 so that we can be up and running by the fall semester with the school district,” Crites said.She added that this will give the agency time to line up volunteers and conduct background checks so when the schools are ready, Big Brothers Big Sisters will be ready, as well.Crites said she would like to have 15 to 20 volunteers to start. Volunteers have to undergo a vetting process that includes background checks and several other steps that generally take four to six weeks. They also have to undergo some training.Mentoring Specialist Susan Miller will run the Odessa office, which Crites said will be located in the nonprofit area of Connection Christian Church’s new building. Crites said mentoring specialists handle everything to do with Big Brothers Big Sisters.That includes talking to parents, enrolling children, talking to volunteers, organizing what’s needed for training, background checks and interviews and finding the best matches for each child and volunteer. The program also checks with everyone involved to make sure the match is successful and safety protocols are being followed, Crites said.This edition of Big Brothers Big Sisters will be set in the schools. Crites said it will be based at one of the elementary schools to start with.“Then we’ll expand as quickly as we can. We’re going to start small and let it grow. We will work with ECISD to identify which school would be the best,” Crites said.Those who wish to donate can call Crites at the Big Brothers Big Sisters office, (432) 687-0195, or they may donate online through the website, bbbsmidland.org and go to the donate page, then “in honor of,” and put Odessa in the comment tab. That will take donors to PayPal and they can check out. Donations may also be mailed to the Midland office, 714 W. Louisiana, Midland, TX 79701. Donors should write Odessa in the memo line if they want their contribution to go there.Crites said her agency receives calls every month from parents in Odessa who want to enroll their child in the program.“We have to raise this money before the national office will give us permission to enroll children from Odessa,” Crites said.Dawn Weaks, co-pastor of Connection Christian Church, is on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters.“I’m very hopeful that we can get it back in Odessa. It’s desperately needed. We’ve got a lot of kids out here growing up without a lot of sense of community support, so we need to get some care around them and Big Brothers Big Sisters is a great way to do that,” Weaks said.She added that it’s not that parents aren’t trying hard, but with the economy the way it is, they’re “just working to keep a roof over their head” and there isn’t a lot of time to talk to their children about how things are going.Weaks said the new church building, at 4241 Tanglewood Lane, should be complete in late summer or early fall. Weaks said she was a big sister in college and the experience was eye-opening. She saw the economic challenges the girl faced and realized she could have an impact just by being present for another person.“It was meaningful to me, so when someone in my church who was on the board, Todd Richardson, told me about this project here I already had a heart for it,” Weaks said.Crites said a three-year business plan and three-year budget has to be submitted before the Odessa office can be approved. As soon as the funds are in place and approval obtained from the national office, they can start signing up volunteers.“It has been goal of national office and us to serve Odessa. We’re excited that we’re this close to making it happen,” Crites said. Twittercenter_img 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School WhatsApp Twitter Home Local News Big Brothers Big Sisters getting close to goal By admin – June 4, 2018 Pinterest Local News Big Brothers Big Sisters getting close to goal WhatsApplast_img read more

Donegal born banker freed from Garda custody

first_img WhatsApp Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Previous articleLetterkenny driver was almost naked at time of collisionNext articleCalls for all-Ireland ban of mephadrone News Highland Twitter Twitter News Facebookcenter_img Donegal born banker freed from Garda custody WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – March 25, 2010 Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ The former Financial Director of Anglo Irish Bank has been released from Garda custody without charge.Rathmullan born William McAteer – who was also the Chief Risk Officer at the bank – was arrested at his home in Rathgar in Dublin by officers from the Garda Fraud Bureau at 6.30 yesterday morning.The 59 year old was questioned at Irishtown Garda Station as part of the investigation into alleged financial irregularities at Anglo.Last week the bank’s former Chief Executive Sean FitzPatrick was also arrested for questioning and later released without charge.last_img read more

Orissa High Court Grants Bail To Adivasi Leader Nachika Linga

first_imgNews UpdatesOrissa High Court Grants Bail To Adivasi Leader Nachika Linga Sparsh Upadhyay8 Nov 2020 8:56 AMShare This – xThe Orissa High Court on Wednesday (04th November) granted conditional bail to Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangha (CMAS) head Nachika Linga in connection with Narayanpatna police station attack case of the year 2009.The Bench of Justice A K Mishra allowed Nachika Linga to go on bail while directing,”The petitioner is allowed to be released on bail by the trial court on furnishing bail bond to be fixed…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 Orissa High Court on Wednesday (04th November) granted conditional bail to Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangha (CMAS) head Nachika Linga in connection with Narayanpatna police station attack case of the year 2009.The Bench of Justice A K Mishra allowed Nachika Linga to go on bail while directing,”The petitioner is allowed to be released on bail by the trial court on furnishing bail bond to be fixed by the learned court in seisin over the matter in the aforesaid case, subject to other conditions as deemed just and proper by the learned court below.”Basing on this above-mentioned order of the High Court, the Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate of Koraput granted conditional bail to Linga. He has been asked not to leave Koraput district without permission of the court and appear on dates of hearing in the case. Linga was also asked not to indulge in any further violence.The background of the CaseEarlier on 07.01.2019, Linga had filed a bail application U/s.439 of Cr.P.C., which was rejected by the High Court. Thereafter, SLP No.10207 of 2019 was preferred before the Apex Court against the aforesaid bail rejection order passed by High Court.The Supreme Court on 03.03.2020 gave only six-week time to the trial court to examine all witnesses in the case and had directed,”In case the prosecution fails to produce and examine all the witnesses within the said period of six weeks, it will be open to the petitioner to file an application for bail before the trial court, which would be then granted on terms and conditions fixed by the trial court.”The Trial Court, however, failed to examine the remaining four witnesses in this case within the stipulated six-week time as courts in Odisha could not function properly in March-April 2020 due to the Corona Pandemic/Lockdown.Thereafter, learned Asst. Sessions Judge, Koraput rejected his bail application vide an order dated 15.04.2020 saying that the application was “premature”.In response to this, Linga again moved the Apex Court alleging that the March order of the Apex court was not being complied with.The Supreme Court on October 28 (in Miscellaneous Application No.1936/2020) requested the Orissa High Court to dispose of the case within two weeks stating.Thereafter, Linga, on 12.06.2020, filed the application before the High Court under Section 439 Cr.P.C. in connection with Narayanpatan P.S. Case No.50 of 2009 for the offence under Sections 147/148/120- B/ and 149 of the IPC read with Section 27 of Arms Act and Section 7 of Criminal Law Amendment Act pending in the court of learned Assistant Sessions Judge, Koraput.Consequently, the High Court on 04th November said,”This Court does not admit any reasoning regarding the gravity of offence to withhold the bail as ordered by the Hon’ble Apex Court vide order dated 03.03.2020..”The bail application was accordingly disposed of.Case against LingaIt may be noted that in October 2014, Linga had surrendered before the police. Since then, he has been is in custody.According to a report by The New Indian Express, he was arrested in connection with 45 different cases including the attack on Narayanpatana police station. Earlier, he was acquitted in 44 cases by different courts.He was in jail for leading a mob of 300 CMAS members to attack Narayanpatana police station on November 20, 2009 protesting the frequent patrolling by paramilitary forces.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more